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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

Steve Hilt

Steve Hilt age 60 of Puryear died Monday November 20th at his residence.

Steve was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. His favorite quote was “ I’m a rich man because of my family”.  Steve formerly worked for W.A. Kendall Company.

His service will be a 1pm Saturday Nov. 25th at McEvoy Funeral home. Visitation will be after 10am Saturday until service time. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery.

Scott Kinnick

Scott Kinnick, age 54 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, in Paris, TN.

He worked for many years in the autobody business.  He enjoyed building and rebuilding carburetors, drag racing, and anything to do with cars.  He was dedicated to rescuing stray and injured animals.  He was Methodist in belief.

Scott was born February 25, 1963, in Detroit, MI, to the late Warren Kinnick and the late Elma Kinnick.

He was married October 31, 2015, to Tina Dean Bledsoe Kinnick, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by three children, Kristian Lindley of Paris, TN, Shane (Sarah) Lindley of Puryear, TN, and Bryan Lindley of Paris, TN; two stepchildren, Michael Bledsoe of Paris, TN, and Dixie Bledsoe of Paris, TN; one sister, Vickie Kinnick of Johnson City, TN; a special aunt who raised him from age 16, Shirley Baker of Paris, TN; special cousins, Kim (Johnny) Berry of Big Sandy, TN, and Robert “Cotton” Kinnick of Paris, TN; five grandchildren, Natalie Enoch, Kayden Lindley, Keagan Lindley, Storm Lindley, and Layla McKillip; and one nephew, Corey Butts.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, with the funeral service to begin at 1:00 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.  Bro. Mike Rhodes will officiate.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Bethesda Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to the Scott Kinnick Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Cynthia Guinn

Cynthia Ann Guinn, age 80, of Paris, TN, died October 20, 2017, at the Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center.

Born February 6, 1937, in Bowling Green, KY, she was the daughter of the late Allen Dodd, Sr. and the late Sarah Smith Dodd.

She married Julian Phelps Guinn December 20, 1959, and he survives of Paris, TN.

Cynthia retired from the State of Tennessee, where she worked in the education field. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Along with her husband, survivors include a daughter, Tracy Guinn of Anchorage, AK; three sons, Mark (Katie) Guinn of Ruston, LA, Matt (Chardonnay) Guinn of Springville, TN, and James Allen Dodd Guinn of Martin, TN; a sister, Rose Ellen Allen of Louisville, KY; and a brother, Allen L. Dodd of Bowling Green, KY.

Additional survivors include three grandchildren, Jacob Don Thomas Guinn of Atlanta, GA, Darby Halligan Guinn of Atlanta, GA, and Julian Dodd Guinn of Springville, TN.

The body is to be cremated.  A memorial mass will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris, TN. 

Memorials may be made to:  St. John’s Community Service, Attn: Doug Clark, 50 Volunteer Blvd, Jackson, TN  38305

Jimmy Little

Jimmy W. Little, age 73 of Springville, TN, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Henry County Health Care in Paris, TN.

He retired as a law enforcement officer, serving in many capacities of law enforcement for 31 years.  He was a Vietnam veteran and an active member of Russwood Baptist Church.  He loved fishing, hunting, and was a Mason.

Jimmy was born September 15, 1944, in Union City, TN, to the late J.W. Little and the late Jennie Mae Jennings Forrester. 

He was married December 6, 1986, to Dawn Anita Cesar Little, who survives, of Springville, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by four children, Travis (Whitney) Little of Rutherford, TN, Nikki (Jeff) Sana of Wheaton, IL, Matt (Cherie) Uthe of Plainfield, IL, and Mark Wise of Plainfield, IL; four sisters, Gladys (Mike) Dwyer of Romeoville, IL, Wanda Aten and fiancé Quint, Dolores (Butch) Crosier of Cape Coral, FL, Pat (Bobby) Kinsey of Dardonelle, AR; and one brother, Tom (Debbie) Evans of Springville, TN; and seven grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a stepfather, Randall Harold Forrester, Sr; and a brother, Randall Harold Forrester, Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Friday, November 24, 2017, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 10:00 am – 11: 00 am at Russwood Baptist Church in Springville, TN.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 11:00 am at Russwood Baptist Church with Rev. Raymond Eaton officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Taylor, Butch Taylor, Bobby Compton, Earl McAlister, Tom Evans, Harvey McGourk, Billy Reese, and Michael Rogers.

Burial will follow in New Liberty Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

Sheila Thompson

Ms. Sheila Thompson, age 58 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at her residence. Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Sheila Bayless Thompson was born October 18, 1959 in Fayetteville, Tennessee to the late Haynes Bayless and the late Comelita Shannon Bayless. On November 15, 1984 she married Michael Lee Thompson and he preceded her in death on September 27, 2017.

Sheila is survived by a son, Delacio (Christy) Brooks of Paris, TN; two sisters: Bonitta Coulter of Fayetteville, TN and Doris (Ronnie) Defloreo of Huntsville, AL; two grandchildren: Shauntea Young and Charity Brooks both of Paris, TN; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Ms. Thompson was an avid Alabama fan who loved her grandchildren, loved music, and loved life.

Barbara Muzzall

Barbara Smith Muzzall, age 82, died Saturday, November 18, 2017, at her residence.

Born May 31, 1935, in Springville, TN, she was the daughter of the late Johnnie Thomas Smith and the late Juliet Doty Smith. She married Lemuel Muzzall June 19, 1954, who preceded her in death Feb. 8, 2016.

She retired as the business manager of the Paris Henry County Clinic. She previously had worked as a medical office assistant to Dr. W.G. Rhea Sr. Barbara was a member of First Baptist Church where she attended the Lydia Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Rotary Club and was the first woman inducted in​to​the local club in December 1991. She held the distinction of being a Certified Professional Secretary that she earned in 1986 and was the first in Henry County to earn this title. Also in 1986 she was named as Secretary of the Year for the state of Tennessee. Her hobbies included growing flowers and arranging them. 

Survivors include her daughter: Sonia (Mark) Tighe of Tampa, FL; her son: Jim (Margarita) Muzzall of Arlington, VA; a sister:  Marilyn Townsend of McKenzie, TN and four grandchildren: Sean Tighe, Ashley Tighe, Rafael Muzzall and Fiorella Muzzall.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Diana Clement, Ann Smith and Jeanette Reese; and two brothers: Lucian Smith and John Thomas Smith.

Pallbearers for the service are Sean Tighe, Jim Clement, Randy Smith, Caleb Townsend, Alex Bomar and Jimmy Bomar.

Honorary Pallbearers are Gordon Owen, Carroll Lashlee and Kenneth Askew along with past and present personnel of Paris Henry County Clinic, members of the Lydia Dorcas Sunday School Class and the members of Paris Rotary Club.

Ridgeway Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday, November 24, 2017, beginning at 9 am at the funeral home. Her funeral service will be at 11 am on Friday in the LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Trent Bullock and Larry Simmons officiating.

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery.

Mary Jane Conway

Mary Jane Conway, age 76 of Springville, TN, died Saturday, November 18, 2017, at her residence.

She and her husband attended Antioch United Methodist Church in Springville, TN. She was a retired cafeteria worker at Devry Institute, who loved spending all her time with her family.

She was born April 15, 1941 to the late John Fred Ullrich and the late Mary Klaunske Ullrich.

She was married to Daniel Conway, who survives of Springville, TN.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by three daughters: Kathleen Brooker of Dallas, TX, Gail (Johnny Sutton) Santiago of Elgin, IL, and Diane(Danny) Smith of Buchanan, TN; one son: Raymond Torres of Richardson, TX; three sisters: Betty Stevens of Ocala, FL, Ann Lawrence of Springville, TN, and Helen Burke of Springville, TN; five grandchildren: Lisa(Ed) Gomez of Elgin, IL, Amy(Jamie) Valdez of Addison, IL, Tony Santiago of Addison, IL, Andre Rivera of Paris, TN, and Jose(Nicole) Rivera of Louisiana, MO; and many great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Gloria Baggett and a brother:  John Ullrich.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. The body is to be cremated with a memorial service to be held Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Antioch United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to: Antioch United Methodist Church, c/o Evelyn Boling, 1212 Antioch Harbor Road, Springville, TN 38256.

Lester Jorrey

Lester “Les” Jorrey, age 83, of Cottage Grove, TN, died Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris.

Born July 29, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late George Leonard Jorrey. Les married Sue Ann Bratton Jorrey August 10, 1955, who survives and resides in Cottage Grove.  He was a retired truck driver from Paschall Truck Lines.

Mr. Les was a member of Bethany Church of Christ, a US Navy veteran and had formerly worked as a custodian at the Henry County Courthouse and Cottage Grove School.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter: Sheila Ann Jorrey of Paris; two grandchildren: Sarah Henderson and special friend Jeremy Lamb of Paris, and Lisa Mabe of Oklahoma: and five great grandchildren: Levi Alan Henderson, Erica Rachelle Henderson, Trevor Owen Chapman, Trent Ian Chapman and Emily Nelle Chapman.

Along with his father, Les was preceded in death by a son: Keith Allen “Tex” Jorrey, a grandchild: Shayna Sue and four brothers: Lynn, Roy, William and Lee Jorrey.

Pallbearers for the service are John Smith, Buddy Kemp, Tim Lacy, Forrest Kemp, Chuck Wilson and Billy Smith.

Ridgeway Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. The visitation will be Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 4-6PM and continue on Monday after 9am. The funeral service will be Monday, November 20, 2017, at 11 AM in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with David Alan Jackson officiating.

Burial will follow with military honors in Bethany Cemetery in Cottage Grove, TN.

Leon Walker

Leon C. Walker, age 86 of Paris, TN, died Friday, November 17, 2017, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

He was the former owner & operator of Walker’s Pre-Owned Vehicles in Paris, TN.  He was a retired Army veteran and enjoyed listening to music.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris.

Leon was born August 16, 1931, in Camden, TN, to the late Ray Walker and the late Opal Douglas Walker.

He was married April 20, 1952, to Lexie Pierce Walker, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two sons, Donny (Anita) Walker of Paris, TN, and Brian (Elaine) Walker of Paris, TN; two sisters, Dorothy (Robert) Pustka of San Angelo, TX, and Collette Walker of Memphis, TN; four grandchildren, Chip (Parveen) Walker of Murfreesboro, TN, Katie (Chris) Payne of Murray, KY, Clint (Betsy) Walker of Marietta, GA, and Kyle (Cassie) Walker of Paris, TN; and seven great grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 2:30 pm at Cross Roads Cemetery in Camden, TN, with burial to follow.  T. Leon Ridgeway will officiate.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Dennis Gwinn

Dennis Richard Gwinn, age 41 of Hindenburg, Germany formerly of Paris, Tennessee passed away on October 31, 2017 at his residence in Germany. His funeral will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 with Bro. Gary Collier and special friend Edna Raia to conduct. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens, Murray, Kentucky. Serving as pallbearers are Russell Mathenie, John Deluca, Scott Lewis, Dustin Morris, and Ben Taylor. Visitation is scheduled on Tuesday after 10:00 A.M. until service time.

Dennis was born on August 3, 1976 to the late Kenneth E. Gwinn who preceded him in death in 2006 and to Chong "Mona" OK Yim Gwinn, who survives in Paris, Tennessee.  Dennis is also survived by his sisters: Beverly (Rick) Beare and Rebecca (John) Falzarano, all of Texas; by aunts: Brenda Magee and Shirley Evans and uncle: Russell Mathenie all three of Paris, Tennessee; his fiancé: Isabelle Hüsken of Hendenburg, Germany; special friend and bro: John Deluca of Paris, Tennessee, special sis: Edna Raia, of San Francisco, California; by several cousins, other family members, co-workers, and friends. He is also preceded in death by his younger brother: Michael Gwinn who passed away in 1996; by his grandparents: Russell "Red" and Maudean Mathenie; by two cousins: Scotty and Clay Mathenie.

Dennis studied at several universities in the U.S. and abroad, including Murray State University, a year in Germany, and the University of California in San Francisco, where he earned his doctorate. Dennis was a worldwide traveler who spoke fluent English, Russian, and German. 

Rhudean Halstead

Mrs. Rhudean Hatman Halstead, age 90 of Paris passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center. Her funeral will be 2:00PM Friday, November 17, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Smith of Kentucky Lake Road Church of Christ and nephew Noel Hatman officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be after 12:00PM Friday, November 17, 2017 prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Tim, Colton, and Dakota Halstead.

Rhudean Hatman Halstead was born December 1, 1926 in Raven Den, Arkansas to the late Marvin Hatman and the late Artie Cozart Hatman. On August 10, 1948 she married Norman Woodrow Halstead and he preceded her in death on September 30, 1993.

Mrs. Halstead is survived by a son, Tim (Tracy) Halstead of Henry, TN; two brothers: Jesse Odell Hatman and Dennis Hatman both of Paris, TN; two grandchildren: Colton (Jerin) Halstead and Dakota Halstead; four great grandchildren: Cashton, Callie, Jace, and Cashleigh Halstead; and numerous nieces and nephews including local nephew, Noel (Patti) Hatman of Paris, TN.

Mrs. Rhudean Halstead was a member of Kentucky Lake Road Church of Christ.

Shelia Yoder

Ms. Sheila Rose Yoder, age 18 of Cottage Grove, TN passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her funeral service will be Friday, November 17, 2017 at Bethel Fellowship Mennonite Church at 1286 Midway Road, Paris, TN 38242. Her service will be conducted by pastor Henry Nissley, Paul Miller and Dwight Miller. Burial will follow at the Calvary Christian Fellowship Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Bethel Fellowship Mennonite Church. Pallbearers will be Dean, Nathan, Brian and Vincent Yoder and Justin and Tyler Miller.

Sheila Rose Yoder was born February 5, 1999 in Paris, Tennessee to Michael Yoder and Virginia Miller Yoder, both of Cottage Grove, TN. She is survived by two sisters: Kathleen Yoder and Maria Yoder, both of Cottage Grove, TN; two brothers: Dean (April) Yoder and Nathan Yoder both of Cottage Grove, TN; her maternal grand parents, Raymond and Ida Miller of Roodhouse, IL; her paternal grandparents, Erwin and Louise Yoder of Cottage Grove, TN; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Sheila Rose Yoder accepted Christ as her personal savior at a young age and was baptized. She was a member of Calvary Christian Fellowship Church.

The family wishes to thank everyone for all prayers, support, food, and caring that was shared this past week. It is greatly appreciated. May God Bless you!

Around the kitchen table...today an empty chair,
The precious smile is missing...of someone we hold dear,
And yet our hearts are hopeful...tho the day is bittersweet,
Because we know the one we love...has filled another seat,
Another banquet table...abounds with joy and love,
For our Sheila made the journey...

James Ray Owen

James Ray Owen, age 47 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Henry County Healthcare Center.

Ray was a former journeyman who spent his time working on oil rigs and construction. He was a member of Apostolic Chapel Church in Paris, TN. He was in the Henry County High School Graduating Class of 1989.  He loved horses, motorcycles, fast cars, and hunting.

Ray was born January 20, 1970 in Paris, TN, to the late James Junior “Buck” Owen and Vickie Sills Chambers who survives of Springville, TN.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Dezirae Owen of Lebanon, IN; one son, Jeff Owen of Lebanon, IN; three special friends, Sandi York of Paris, TN, Judy Akers of Camden, TN, and Kathleen Milam of Paris, TN;  and three grandchildren, Sophia Harshbarger, Shylinn Owen-Worth, and Kingston Marlo.

Along with his father, he is preceded in death by one child, Gavin Riley Owen.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue on Friday November 17, 2017, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Friday, November 17, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dwight Turner officiating.

Pallbearers for the service will be Stacy Steele, Tony Smith, Bobby Singleton, Eddie Owen, Ricky Nance, David Owen, and Demestric Page.

Burial will follow in Community Cemetery in Springville, TN.  

Mary Etheridge

Mary Vaughn Etheridge, age 85 of Paris, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at her residence. 

Mary was a member of Como Church of Christ.  She retired after 25 years at the Paris Henry County Public Utility District.   She enjoyed playing bridge, loved crossword puzzles, was an avid Tennessee fan and loved to watch all kinds of sports. 

She was born November 19, 1931 in Detroit, MI to the late William Richard Vaughn and the late Lillian Hart Vaughn.

Mary was married to J. Harold Etheridge Sr. on June 18, 1952 and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1997. 

She is survived by two daughters, Melanie (Dan) Townsend of Paris, TN, and Renee (Brian) Caraway of Maryville, TN; one son, John H. (Jane) Etheridge of Paris, TN;  two sisters, Barbara Thompson of Jackson, TN, and Kay Carter of Seymour, TN;  seven grandchildren, Caleb (Heather) Townsend, Spencer (Kim) Etheridge, Nathan (Jessica) Etheridge, Blake Etheridge, Rachel (Sebastien) Solar, Joshua Caraway, and Kelsey Caraway; and seven great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, Mary was also preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Vaughn.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and Friday, November 17, 2017 from 11 am – 1 pm.  Her funeral service will be Friday, November 17 2017 at 1:00 pm with Rex Buford officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Caleb Townsend, Spencer Etheridge, Nathan Etheridge, Blake Etheridge, Sebastien Solar, and Joshua Caraway.

Burial will follow in Puryear City Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Como Church of Christ.  

Jerry Monahan

Mr. Jerry A. Monahan, age 74 of Springville, TN passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at his residence. His body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled.

Jerry Allen Monahan was born August 27, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Frank E. Monahan and the late Aileen F. Bykkonen Monahan. On June 26, 2003 he married Linda Post Monahan and she preceded him in death on March 20, 2012.

Mr. Monahan is survived by a brother, George (Susan Cohen) Monahan of Urbana, IL; special friends and caregivers: Char Meyer and Carol Reeves; and numerous cousins and friends.

Jerry was a 1961 graduate of South Division High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a United States Air Force Veteran serving from 1961 until 1965. He worked for Sullivan Engraving for 12 years and C.D. Baird Company, Inc. for over 20 years. Jerry belonged to a chess club and enjoyed playing as often as possible and he also enjoyed reading.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Jerry's Honor.

James Samuels

Mr. James Samuels, 32,formerly of Paris died Friday, November 10, 2017, at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI.

Arrangements are incomplete.

Rawls Funeral Home – Paris         

Christopher Davis

Mr. Christopher Lee Davis, 30, of Paris died Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Wayne County Medical Center.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born July 18th, 1987 in Paris to Eric Lee Davis of Memphis and Carlene Teague Davis of Paris.

Survivors also include his brothers Bradley Teague of Paris, Eric Brandon Davis of Murray, and Milton Brown of Paris; three nieces, nine aunts, three uncles, and cousins.

Rawls Funeral Home – Paris

Clara Pauline Moon

Clara Pauline Moon, age 87 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Towne Square Care in Puryear, TN.

She was Valedictorian of the Puryear School graduating Class of 1947.  She retired from Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris after 36 years of employment.  She formerly worked at Salant & Salant, and in the cafeteria at Henry County High School.  She loved country music, and played music in the Little Opry in Henry, TN and various other places.  She enjoyed vegetable gardening and writing poetry.  She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Paris.

Pauline was born was born November 25, 1929, in Mansfield, TN, to the late John William Nimmo and the late Ada Laverne Simmons Nimmo.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Ronnie) Turner of Paris, TN, and Patsy (David) Langford of Paris, TN; one son, Rickey (Debbie) Moon, of Paris, TN; four grandchildren, Will (Melissa) King, George (Miranda) Miller, Steve (Tweed) McKinney, and Josh Moon; and three great grandchildren, Hunter Miller, Kyleigh Miller, and Garrett Wayne McKinney.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Terry L. Moon; and one sister Dorothy Clayton.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, November 13, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue on Tuesday November 14, 2017, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Micheal Barnhart officiating.

Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Paris, TN.   

John Cox

Mr. John Cox age 88 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at his residence. His funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home on Sunday, November 12, 2:00 P.M. Bro. Craig Odem of Springhill Baptist Church will conduct the service and family members will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Two Rivers Bass Club. Burial will follow the service at Memorial Cemetery in Paris.

John Cox was born September 6, 1929 in Mulberry, Kansas to the late Ray Cox and the late Hazel Swartz Cox. He married Peggy Stewart Cox on February 6, 1950 and she preceded him in death on October 14, 2012. John is survived by his daughter: Kathy (Don) Sparks of Henry, Tennessee, his son: Ricky (Patty) Cox of Paris, grandchildren: David (Regina) Andrews, Greg (Kelly) Andrews all from Paris, John (Mary) Andrews of Gleason, Tennessee, and Jason (Courtney) Walker of Alabama. He is also survived by ten great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. He is also preceded in death by seven sisters and four brothers.

Mr. Cox was a member of Springhill Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and belonged to Two Rivers Bass Club. John served in the U.S. Air Force as an M.P. during the Korean War. He worked and retired as a tool maker from Midland Brake of Paris.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the: American Cancer Society, 2935 Hwy 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN 38305

Herman E. Brumit II

Herman Edward Brumit, II, age 77 of Springville, TN, died Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

He formerly owned and operated Old Charlotte Market in Pegram, TN, and also worked in insurance sales for several years.  He was a former Sheriff’s Deputy in Davidson County and served in the Air National Guard.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid football fan of both the Tennessee Volunteers & Tennessee Titans.  He was Baptist in belief. 

Herman was born July 27, 1940, in Nashville, TN, to the late Herman Edward Brumit, Sr., and the late Ethel Trenary Brumit.

He was married August 24, 1979, to Emily Hurt Brumit, who survives, of Springville, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by four children, George Brumit of Nashville, TN, and Eddie Brumit of Springville, TN, Steven C. (Katie) Huggins of Ider, AL, and Tony (Debbie) Huggins of Centerville, TN; two sisters, Helen Eaves of Nashville, TN, and June Hedge of Hendersonville, TN; four brothers, Charlie Brumit of Santa Fe, TN, Bobby Brumit of Nashville, TN, Jack Brumit of Elizabethton, TN, and Kenny Brumit of Pegram, TN; and six grandchildren, Chloe Huggins, Grayson Huggins, Madison Huggins, Grace Huggins, Natalie Rochelle, and Kileigh Rochelle.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Brumit and Dot Brown; four brothers, Leon Brumit, Don Brumit, Jimmy Brumit, and Tommy Brumit; and one grandchild, Trenton Mathew Huggins.  

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, with a Celebration of Life service to begin at 2:00 pm.     

Harold Gene Wade

Mr. Harold Gene “Frog” Wade, 79 of Springville, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his home.

Memorial Services will be conducted 2PM on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Trenton, Tennessee.

Mr. Wade was born on May 25, 1938 in Enville, Tennessee to the late James “Butch” and Mildred Short Wade. He was a self-employed upholsterer, an ordained minister, served in the United States Navy, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Trenton, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Lynn Wade.

He is survived by: Daughters, Gina Ford of Trenton, TN; Kim (Jerry) Frazier of Trenton, TN; Grandchildren, Hunter Huffman and Kelsey Ford; and a Great-Grandchild, Rilee Rayne Huffman.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.dilday.com.

Dwight Gray

Mr. Dwight Barnett Gray, 70 of Springville, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his home.

Memorial services will be conducted 2PM on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Springville Baptist Church.

Mr. Gray was born on May 1, 1947 in Lynn, Alabama to the late Jesse and Jeanette Barnett Gray. He was a welder at Tower Automotive and served in the United States Marine Corps. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: his first wife, Sheila Morgan Gray; and a sister, Minyoon Wykel.

He is survived by: Wife, Linda Frazier Gray of Springville, TN; Daughters, Myra (Jay) Little of Trezevant, TN, Patti (Billy) Nichols of Camden, TN, and Jessie Gray of Atwood, TN; Sons, Craig (Christi) McAlexander of Tullahoma, TN and Tim McAlexander of Jacksonville, FL; 13 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren.

Dilday-Carter is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.dilday.com.

Roland Cole

Roland D. Cole, age 85 of Mansfield, TN, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

 

He was a former construction worker and a lifelong farmer.  He was member of Mansfield Baptist Church.

 

Roland was born October 24, 1932 in Mansfield, TN to the late Jamie Cole and the late Jewel Neal Cole.

 

He was married September 24, 1954, to Wilma Ruth Smith Cole, who preceded him in death on October 24, 2012.

 

He is survived by two grandsons, Christopher Ashby of Mansfield, TN, and Blaine Ashby of Paris, TN; three great grandchildren, Saylor Ashby, Sayge Ashby, and Travis Ashby; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith Nichols of Paris, TN; and three nephews, Tony Cooper, Mike Cooper, and Tracey Cooper all of Texas.

 

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jamie Sue Cole; one sister, Dovie Cooper; and one brother, Wallace “Wac” Cole.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 11:00 am at Shiloh Methodist Cemetery in Mansfield, TN, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be James Edwards, Earl Williams, Leon Rogers, Randall Neal, Philip Todd, and Clay Nolen.

 

Burial will follow in Shiloh Methodist Cemetery.

 

Memorial may be made to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund, c/o Tim Carter, 255 Henry-Mansfield Road, Mansfield, TN 38236.

Johnny Brown

Johnny Theron Brown, age 66 of Buchanan, TN, died Monday, November 6, 2017, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

 

Johnny formerly worked at Paris Landing State Park in maintenance.  He retired as the Fire Chief from Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department where he was active for over 25 years.  He was an avid farmer, and owned and operated Brown Farms in Buchanan.  He was a member of Jesus Saves Baptist Church.

 

Johnny was born July 2, 1951, in Paris, TN, to the late Barney McCoy Brown and the late Ailene Thomas Brown Barnhill.

 

He is survived by one daughter, Crystal Hinson & fiancé Rodney Greer of Benton, KY; one son, William Cory Brown of Buchanan, TN; former wife, Linda Brown of Benton, KY; one brother, Mac (Paulette) Brown of Paris, TN; six grandchildren, Haily Brown, Starlah Chavez-Brown, Madison Hinson, Kiley Hinson, Kahlan Greer, and Shelby Greer; and extended family, Melissa (Billy) Bowen and their children, Mistie Bowen, Jayson Bowen, Joey Bowen; and also Bob Mapes.

 

Along with his parents, Johnny was also preceded in death by two brothers, Danny Brown and Jimmy Brown.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Friday, November 10, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the memorial service to begin at 6:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

 

Named as honorary pallbearers are the members of the Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Johnny Brown Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Sue Carothers

Mrs. Sue Carothers, age 87 of Paris, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at her residence. Her Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 PM Friday, November 10, 2017 at Grace Episcopal Church with Rev. Dorothy Hartzog officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Thursday and from 11:00 AM -12:30 PM Friday all at Grace Episcopal Church. Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and James Henry.

Sue Swenson Carothers was born March 14, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Allison E. Swenson and the late Marie Adam Swenson. On February 12, 1949 she married Harry Spinks "Bo" Carothers who preceded her in death on May 31, 2010.

Mrs. Carothers is survived by two daughters: Nancy (Don Jacobs) Mortensen of Paris, TN and Katie (Dr. Bo) Griffey of Paris, TN; one son, Harry Spinks "Skip" (Deborah) Carothers, Jr. of Springville, TN; eight grandchildren: Clay (Stephanie) Carothers, Abbey (Russ) Buffington, Anna (Cory) Davis, Elliott Mortensen, Ross Mortensen, Suzanna Mortensen, Eliza Griffey, and Jackson Griffey; two great grandchildren: Beckett and Bo Buffington; family member, Clara Mae Johnson; and special friends: Richar Summers, Teresa Williams, Dorothy Williams, Janice Hastings, and Terri Dunning.

Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Carothers was also preceded in death by a daughter, Betsy Allison Carothers and a sister and brother-in-law, Betty Lou (Dr. A.A.) Dorenbusch.

Sue Carothers was a graduate of Highland High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. She was a member of Athena Delphian Club and she was a member of Grace Episcopal Church since 1964. She formerly owned Higgs and Matthews Dress Shop for 17 years.

Memorials for Mrs. Carothers may be made to: Grace Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 447, Paris, TN 38242; Henry County Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 1030, Paris, TN 38242; and Henry County Sheriff's Dept. Animal Shelter, Attn: Monte Belew, P.O. Box 639, Paris, TN 38242

Larry Moore

Lawrence “Larry” Moore, age 80, died Friday, August 25, 2017, at the St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Born April 20, 1937, in Pueblo, Colorado, he was the son of the late Lewqinlus “Quin” Moore and the late Wilhelmina “Winnie” Sindermann Moore. Larry married Sandra Crockett Moore March 29, 1970, who survives and lives in Paris.

He retired from the United States Air Force after serving 20 years. Larry owned and operated Larry Moore and Associates, a consulting firm for business improvement. Larry was a published author of several books and a column writer for the Paris Post Intelligencer for over 10 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church.

Besides his wife, survivors include two daughters: Susan Moore of Denver, CO and Summer Moore and husband Tony Glazer of New York, New York; two brothers: Robert “Bob” Moore of Pueblo, CO and Quinn Moore, Jr. of Westminster, CA and his beloved cat Mini.

Along with his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a sister: Betty Lou Samarin.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with memorial visitation beginning at 12 p.m.  Cory Glover will officiate the service.

David Simpson Feageans

David Simpson Feageans, age 93, died Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Born May 13, 1924, in Gretna, VA, he was the son to the late Norman David Feageans and the late Ida Simpson Feageans.

David was a former owner of Normandy Beauty School in Jacksonville, Florida, for many years until he retired. He joined the U.S. Navy and served in WWII as Navy pilot in the Pacific Theater. He loved to fly light weight aircrafts. He enjoyed playing golf and dancing.

David is survived by one son: Norman Feageans and wife Leisa of Puryear, TN,; two grandchildren: Matthew O. Feageans  and wife Brittany of Columbia, TN and Shonna Poteete and husband Nolan of Paris, TN; and three great grandchildren: Grayson Feageans, Lilly Feageans and Isabella Poteete.

Along with his parents, David was preceded in death by three sisters, Bural Feageans, Mildred Fox and Faye Gilbert; and one brother: Lance Feageans.

Mr. Feageans’  remains will be returned to Gretna for burial in Gretna Burial Park, in Gretna, VA.

Joseph Hooper

Joseph C. Hooper, age 53 of Austin, TX formerly of Paris, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at St. David's Hospital - South Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas.  His funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Terrace Hill Cemetery in Troy, TN. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Tuesday, November 7, 2017 and after 9:00 AM Wednesday all at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Mr. Hooper was a veteran in the United States Navy serving on the Battleship Iowa.

Joseph Charles Hooper was born April 24, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph Frank Hooper and Jeweldean White Hooper, both of Paris, TN. He is also survived by a sister, Janice R. Hooper (fiancé Brian Baker) of Paris, TN; and a brother, Douglas E. Hooper of Norfolk, VA.

Madeline Lee Gray

Funeral Services for Madeline Lee Gray, 57 of Henry, is Monday, November 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Internment is at Glisson Cemetery, Henry, TN. Brother Kenny Carr is the officiant. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Monday 12:00pm until service time. 

Mrs. Gray died November 2, 2017 at Henry Co. Medical Center.  She was a machine operator for Dana, Paris, TN and was a member of Long Heights Baptist Church. She was born in Memphis, on October 2, 1960  to W.C. (Bill) and Frances Becky Brooks. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Larry Brooks.

Survivors include her husband Tom Gray of Henry, two daughters Tabitha (Cody) Colvin of Humboldt, Dusty Johnson of McKenzie, two sisters Ann Brooks Williams and Amanda B. Epperson both of McKenzie, one brother Wyatt S. Brooks of McKenzie and three granddaughters Madeline, Aubrey and Lila.

Tommye Franklin Clayton

Tommye Franklin Clayton, age 77 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Henry County Healthcare Center. 

He was the owner and operator with his wife Betty of Paris Florist & Gifts since 1979.  He designed on panels in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri.  He was the former owner of A-C Variety Store and Radio Shack. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church since February 1968.  

Tommye was born February 18, 1940, in Buchanan, TN, to the late Ervin Clayton and Gertie Canady Clayton.

He was married February 23, 1962, to Betty Holley Clayton, who survives. 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Lori (John) Cappa of Bedford, NH; two granddaughters, Morgan Cappa of Bedford, NH, and Casey Cappa of Birmingham, AL; two grandsons, Dustin (Elena) Clayton of White House, TN, and Derek Clayton and fiancé, Emily Wiley of White House, TN; two great grandchildren, Ethan and Olivia Clayton of White House, TN; one niece, Rita Lewis of Henry, TN; a special aunt, Bernice Rainey of Puryear, TN; and special cousins, Elizabeth Riley, Carrie Grooms, Geraldine Sykes, Janice Webb, and Nellie Williams.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Clayton Williams; one other sister in infancy; and one son, Gregory “Greg” Clayton.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Visitation will continue on Monday, November 6, 2017, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Trinity United Methodist Church in Paris.  The funeral service will be Monday, November 6, 2017, at 11:00 am at Trinity United Methodist Church with Mike Wimberley and Dennis Vance officiating. 

Pallbearers for the service will be Billy Fitzhugh, Bud Mangrum, Jon Trosper, Dustin Clayton, Derek Clayton, and John Cappa.  Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Little, Larry Wilson, Keith Fitzhugh, James Paschall and members of the 1958 graduating class of Buchanan High School.

Burial will follow the service in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN.


 

 

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