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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries

 

 

 


Leona Tindell

Leona Florence Tindell, age 96 of Paris, TN, formerly of Rockford, IL, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Paris, TN, where she resided with her daughter, Cynthia Lee Naugle.

Leona was an avid reader, never without quips and quotes to share.  In addition, she authored poems, many of which were published in the Rockford Register Star Newspaper.  Not only did she have an inquiring mind, she delighted in collecting trivia to quiz those around her.  Multiple crossword puzzle dictionaries attested to her love of that pursuit.  As a longtime member of Tabor Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL, she expanded and maintained the library, often selecting special readings for individual patrons.  After studying library science, she shared her passion for reading as the library aide in elementary schools in Rockford.   

Leona was born July 19, 1922, in Rockford, IL, to the late Silvio Frank Balestri and the late Stella J. Pelligrini-Balestri.

She was married July 30, 1942, to her beloved husband, Glenn LeRoy Tindell, Sr., who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Lee Naugle of Paris, TN; one son, Glenn L. Tindell, MD (Cynthia L. Graves, MD) of Evansville, IN; one sister, Bette Colleen Patterson of Rockford, IL; two grandchildren, Kathryn Tindell Dinh, MD (Khang Dinh, MD), and Christopher Tindell; one great grandson, Zachary T. Dinh; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Mae (Julian) Ingram; and one brother, Nelso (Betty) Balestri.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated with no services planned.

Memorials donations may be made to:  Doctors Without Borders at www.doctorswithoutborders.org

The family wishes to express grateful appreciation to Henry County Medical Center Hospice and A-Team sitters for their caring and support of Leona and her family. 

George Edward Tyler

George Edward Tyler, age 83 of Buchanan, TN, died Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Gary Amburgey

Gary Dale Amburgey, age 69 of Henry, TN, died Thursday, May 23, 2019, at his residence in Henry, TN.

He formerly worked in construction for several years.  Gary was a U.S. Marine veteran serving in Vietnam for four years.  He enjoyed horses, boats, fishing, farming, and his chickens and ducks.

Gary was born December 10, 1949, in Rankin, TX, to the late James Denzil Amburgey and the late Betty Jane Roush Amburgey McComsey.

He was married September 20, 2018, to Lois Simmons Amburgey, who survives, of Henry, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Crystal Mize of Cape Canaveral, FL; one son, Daniel Amburgey of Pauline, SC; two stepdaughters, Candyce Noel of Dyersburg, TN, and Shelia Burns of Dyersburg, TN; five stepsons, William Burns of Mason Hall, TN, Mark Burns of Ripley, TN, Ben Burns of Dyersburg, TN, John Burns of Minston, TN, and Ted McCaine of Medina, TN; one sister, Janie Amburgey of McKenzie, TN; one sister-in-law, Brenda Amburgey of Henry, TN; four grandchildren, Michelle Amburgey, Brett Mize, Mark Dixon, and Caleb Dixon; three great grandchildren, Jaiden Saylor, Isaiah Hensley, and Marlee Morris; and several step grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Gary Dale Amburgey, Jr.; one stepson, Billy McCaine, Jr.; and one brother, James Stephen Amburgey.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Monday, May 27, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers will be William Burns, Justin Carlton, Roy Mullins, Ben Burns, Dewayne Noel, and Dustin Amburgey.

Burial with Military Honors will be in Brogdon Cemetery in Henry, TN.

Larry Tharpe

Mr. Larry Tharpe, 63, of Mansfield died Monday, May 20, 2019, at Murray Calloway County Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rawls Funeral Home in Paris 731-642-1515.

Martha Cloar

Martha Lou Cloar, age 61 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, April 27, 2019, at her residence.

She loved listening to country music by Dolly Parton, watching tv, and especially her college basketball. Martha enjoyed reading and quilting.

Martha was born October 5, 1957, in Cottage Grove, TN, to the late Reece David Cloar and the late Lou Anne Dickson Cloar.

She is survived by one sister, Linda (Dana) Fuhs of Bon Aqua, TN; two brothers, Larry (Teresa) Cloar of McKenzie, TN, and Reece (Retha) Cloar of Knoxville, TN.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Donald Joe Cloar.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  There will be a memorial graveside service Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker Cemetery, with Gary Collier to officiate.

Bobby Gene Chandler

Bobby Gene Chandler, age 83 of Mansfield, TN, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

He retired as the owner and operator of BM&S Grocery, formerly Chandler’s Grocery in Mansfield, TN.  Bobby was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church.  He enjoyed playing the guitar, building things, gardening, and being outdoors.

Bobby was born June 25, 1935, in Mansfield, TN, to the late Walter Franklin Chandler and the late Lucy Johnson Chandler.

He was married November 12, 1982, to Martha Louise Butcher Chandler, who survives, of Mansfield, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Sarah (Michael) Rundles of Mattoon, IL; one brother, Roy Chandler of Louisville, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Dottie Swisher; and four brothers, Delbert Chandler, Woodrow Chandler, Johnny Chandler, and Willy Chandler.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated.  Graveside memorial visitation will be Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at Mansfield Baptist Cemetery, 2465 Mansfield Road, Mansfield, TN 38236.  A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 1:00 pm at Mansfield Baptist Cemetery, with Gerry Gallimore officiating. 

Burial will follow the graveside memorial service in Mansfield Baptist Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to:  Mansfield Baptist Church, c/o Linda Faye Neal, 100 Mansfield Road, Mansfield, TN 38236.

David Oliver

David William "Bill" Oliver, age 83 of Paris, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. His funeral service will be 11:00 AM Thursday, May 23, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Vance of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park with military honors. Visitation will be after 9:30 AM Thursday, prior to the service at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Bill Oliver was born December 2, 1935 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late John David Oliver and the late Ruby Pearl Crozier Oliver. On November 3, 1959 he married Kathy Achatz and she preceded him in death on May 5, 1986. On November 26, 1986 he married Doris M. Williams and she preceded him in death on December 15, 2005.

Mr. Oliver is survived by a sister, Carol Vaughan of Nashville; three nephews: Michael Vaughan, David Vaughan and Russell (Tina) Bucy; and a great niece and nephew, Kaylee and Seth Bucy.

Besides his parents and wives, Mr. Oliver was also preceded in death by a sister, Kay Bucy.

Mr. Oliver graduated from Grove High School in 1954. He served two years in the U.S. Army in Munich, Germany. He worked 32 years at Holley Carburetor in Paris until the plant closed with the last 14 years being in skilled trade. Bill served 32 years in the TN National Guard and retired in 1985 as a CW3 warrant officer. He had a pilot's license and enjoyed flying. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and belonged to the NRA, Duck's Unlimited, and was a life member of the Elks Lodge and Amvets. He served part-time deputy sheriff in Paris. Bill was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and he sang in the choir.

Joanna Sloan Kemp

Joanna Sloan Kemp, 82, of Springville died Sunday night, May 19, 2019, at Paris Healthcare. The body was cremated. A memorial service is planned at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, where she was a member, an honorary life member of the Presbyterian Women, had served as a tenor in the choir, and Ordained Ruling Elder. The Rev. Carol S. Wade of the church will officiate. No visitation is planned locally. McEvoy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Born October 29, 1936 in Augusta, GA she was a daughter of the late Rev. Dr. John Benson Sloan, Jr and Ruby Maxine Fulmer Sloan. She was married on July 11, 1959 to James Richard Kemp, who also preceded her in death.

Joanna attended Southwestern in Memphis, TN (now Rhodes College) and graduated from Emory University in Georgia. Ever a pioneering spirit, she went on to work with American Airlines as a Stewardess (Flight Attendant) flying internationally. Later she became a Senior Director in Mary Kay Cosmetics bringing good personal care, glamour and independence to as many women in her sphere as possible.

Jody was always generous with her hugs, time, money and talents. She held membership in many organizations over her lifetime, such as: Zeta Tau Alpha (sorority), Presbyterian Women, Denmark Country Club, Kiwis, Delta Wives Club, Quota, Welcome Wagon, Rainbow of Sound Chorus, Republican Women, and so many more.

A family member said she enjoyed writing and playing music, singing, painting, and traveling.

She is survived by two daughters: Sheryl ‘Sherry’ Kemp Hutchison of Springville, and Melissa Kemp Worthey and husband David of Springville;

One sister: Ruby Sloan Hope and husband Rev. Tyson Hope of West Virginia;

One grandchild: Sloan Hutchison of Springville;

One Cousin: Alden Reed West of California;

Nieces and Nephews: Willa, Emily and John Benson Hope;

Sons thought of as her own from Zambia: Thomas, Webster, Josephat, Sylvester, Godfrey, and Richard;

and several “3rd daughters”.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 107, Paris, TN 38242.

Mary Ann Crowder

Mary Ann Hastings Crowder, age 100 of Paris, TN, died Monday, May 20, 2019 at Paris Heathcare Center. 

She was a member of Oak Hill Union Church where she was the oldest living member and was Baptist by faith.  She was a homemaker.  She enjoyed quilting, cooking, and taking care of her flowers and her family. 

Mary Ann was born on February 4, 1919 in Henry County, TN to the late William Hastings and the late Lula Mae Walters Hastings.

She was married on November 5, 1938 to James E. “Edd” Crowder and he preceded her in death on July 12, 1994.

She is survived by seven daughters, Iva Lou (Denton) Evans of Paris, TN, Judy Shankle of Paris, TN, Eddlene (Tena) Spence of Jacksonville, FL, Jeanette Dodd of Paris, TN, Wilma Key of Paris, TN, Donna (Terry) Farris of Paris, TN, and Alecia Galindo of Paris, TN; one son, Samuel Edward “Sam Edd” (Peggy) Crowder of Paris, TN;  four sisters-in-law, Lillian Hastings of Paris, TN, Marjorie Ward of Memphis, TN, Maureen Evans of Memphis, TN, and Nira Crowder of Puryear, TN; 18 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and 16 great great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Mary Ann was also preceded in death by three sons-in-law, Noah Paschall, Tommy Key, and Albert Dodd; one sister, Lorene Richardson; and one brother, Berlie Hastings.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.   Visitation will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 4 – 8 pm and Wednesday from 9 am - 11 am.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Bro. Glynn Orr and Bro. Randy Kuykendall officiating

Pallbearers will be Rusty Evans, Danny Paschall, Jimmy Paschall, Scott Galindo, Vince Dodd, Mike Key, John Farris, Donnie Woodard, and Rob Woodard.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Union Church Cemetery north of Paris

David Meketi

David M. Meketi, age 72 of Buchanan, TN, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Henry County Medical Center. 

Born June 26, 1946, in Greenwood, MS, he was the son of the late John Meketi and the late Elizabeth Collins Meketi.

He married Gerri Martinolich Meketi November 7, 1981, who survives of Buchanan.

David was a retired Millwright and had previously served for 12 years in the United States Navy. David served 10 years as the Post Commander for the American Legion Post 89 in Springville. He loved his dogs, the Chicago Cubs, and fishing. David was Catholic in faith.

Along with his wife, survivors include two sisters, Paula (Ronnie) Scott of Paris, and Kathy (John) Pechavar of Edgewater, FL; three brothers, Mark Meketi of Paris, John “Jack” (Marie) Meketi of Arkansas, and Tom (Sylvia) Meketi of Bosque, New Mexico; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by two sisters, Laurie Meketi and Marcia Page, and a brother, Dale Meketi.

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242 is handling the arrangements.

His body is to be cremated with no services planned at this time.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 89 4326 E. Antioch Rd., Springville, TN 38256.

Beth Woods

Beth Woods age 59 of Paris, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at her residence.

Born February 25, 1960, in Minneapolis, MN, she was the daughter of the late Fred Ten Eyck and the late Jane Brabyn King.

Beth was married November 15, 1986, to Paul Woods, who survives of Paris.

She formerly worked at Wal-Mart in Customer Service and last worked at Morningside Assisted Living, where she served as the Activity Coordinator, before she retired due to her health. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Her hobbies included reading and caring for animals of all kinds.

In addition to her husband, Beth is survived by a sister, Vanessa Bucher of Austin, TX.

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242 is handling the arrangements. Her body is to be cremated with a memorial service to be held at Fairview Baptist Church, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 11:00 am, with Bro. Johnathan Smith officiating. Memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to: Tomorrow's Hope Pregnancy Help Center, 211 North Brewer Street, Paris, TN  38242.

Sarah Scott

Sarah Elizabeth Scott, age 88 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, May 18, 2019, at her residence.

She formerly worked in the office and was a general laborer at Emerson Electric. Working outside and spending time with her family were hobbies of hers. Sarah was a member of First Baptist Church and former member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Born March 28, 1931, in Henry, TN, she was the daughter of the late Tom Cate and the late Alma Wimbish Cate.

Sarah was married March 18, 1983, to John Scott who preceded in death July 25, 1992.

Survivors include her daughter, Valerie (Ricky) Caldwell; a daughter in law, Belinda Cochran; a sister, Faye Jones all of Paris; two grandchildren, Elizabeth “Libby” Caldwell and Bryan (Stephanie) Caldwell and a great grandchild, Caden Caldwell.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Melody Wells; a son, Tommy Cochran; two sisters, Raye Powers and Martha Berlin; three brothers, James Cate, Reuben Cate and Edward “Billy” Cate; and a grandson, Dustin Caldwell.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242. Visitation will be held Monday, May 20, 2019, from 4 to 7 pm and continue Tuesday, May 21, 2019, after 10 am. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11 am in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Trent Bullock and Charles T. Cate officiating.

Pallbearers for the service are Ricky Caldwell, Bryan Caldwell, Jimmy Berlin, Michael Berlin, Charles T. Cate, and Caden Caldwell.

Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery.

Billy Ray Turner

Billy Ray Turner, age 77 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Paris, TN.

He was the owner & operator of Turner’s Painting & Construction for over 45 years.  He formerly worked as the maintenance director for Lee School in Paris.  Bill loved his family and enjoyed restoring old cars and listening to gospel music.  Those who knew him best said he was very generous, had the biggest heart for helping others, and was always willing to do anything for anyone. 

Bill was born November 24, 1941, in Dyersburg, TN, to the late James William Turner and the late Ruby Jean Moony Turner.

He was married February 20, 1979, Barbara Jean Lambert Turner, who preceded him in death on November 14, 2015.

He is survived by two daughters, Casey Turner Bates of Paris, TN, and Rae Jean Turner of Newbern, TN; three sons, Aaron Turner of Marion, GA, and Gage Turner of Newbern, TN, and Jeremy Taylor of Paris, TN; one sister, Dorothy Cravens of Newbern, TN; and eight grandchildren, Brad Bates of Paris, TN, Chelsey Bates of Cottage Grove, TN, Madison Bates of Cottage Grove, TN, Megan Bates of Cottage Grove, TN, Curtis Birmingham of Jackson, TN, Tyler Birmingham of Jackson, TN, Andrew Perdue of Newbern, TN, and Drew Saylor of Paris, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with cremation to follow the visitation.

Rachel Sturdivant

Rachel Sturdivant, age 101 of Paris passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at her residence. Her funeral service will be 11:00 AM Monday, May 20, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Trent Bullock and Bro. Jerry Massey officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Sunday, May 19, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 9:00 AM Monday. Pallbearers will be Jerry Joyner, Jimmy Williams, Jim Farmer, Ed Ledden, Doug Braden and Paul Veazey.

Rachel R. Lampkins Sturdivant was born November 8, 1917 in Martin, Tennessee to the late Edward Washington Lampkins and the late Jessie Brooks Lampkins. On December 1, 1935 she married Fred L. Sturdivant and he preceded her in death on January 16, 1990.

Mrs. Sturdivant is survived by one son, Bart Sturdivant of Paris, TN; one nephew, Van (Debbie) Rucker of Collierville, TN; one great niece, Rachel Rucker of Collierville, TN; one great nephew, Edmund Rucker of Collierville, TN; The LaRee Family of Martin, TN; and many extended family members and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Sturdivant was also preceded in death by two sisters: Louise Rucker and Lottie Berry; and a brother, Boyd Lampkins.

Rachel Sturdivant was employed with the National Store and later devoted her life as a full time homemaker, wife and mother. She was a 96 year member of First Baptist Church where she served some 40 years in the kitchen and Sunday School ministries. She was a devoted community volunteer with Henry County Medical Center and as an election worker for several decades.

Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, 313 N. Poplar St., Paris, TN 38242.

Ernest French

Ernest B. “Ernie” French, age 63 of Paris, TN, died Monday, May 13, 2019, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He retired as a service engineer after almost 40 years, last working for Baker-Perkins.  Ernie’s work allowed him to travel and see the world.  While Ernie enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, and NASCAR, especially the Daytona 500, his family and friends were always the most important part of his life.  He loved his community and was a strong supporter of Henry County Helping Hand.  He was a Godly man and lived with a servant’s heart.

Ernie was born April 23, 1956, in Muskegon, MI, to the late Lewis J. “Bud” French and the late Ollie Jane Smith French.

He is survived by two sisters, Brenda McClain of Spring Lake, MI, and Judy Olson of Grand Haven, MI; three nieces, Leann Pitts of Zeeland, MI, Sarah Pangburn of McDonough, GA, and Stephanie Jacocks of Cleveland, TN; seven nephews, David Prairie of East Ridge, TN, Bradley French of Holland, MI, Marcus French of Grand Haven, MI, Joshua Prairie of Chattanooga, TN, Benjamin French of Coopersville, MI, Kyle Olson of Michigan, and Kurtis Olson of Michigan; nine great nieces; and four great nephews; and lifetime family friends, Joe Frensley, Jeannie & Dale O’Daniel, Lisa Frensley Salmon, and their families.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Janice Prairie; one brother, Robert French; and one brother-in-law, Steve Prairie.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Monday, May 20, 2019, from 10:30 am – 11:30 am.  The funeral service will be Monday, May 20, 2019, at 11:30 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with David Prairie and Joshua Prairie officiating.

Pallbearers will be David Prairie, Joshua Prairie, Marcus French, Benjamin French, Dale O’Daniel, Judah Prairie, Asher Prairie, and Colby Jacocks.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Joe Frensley and Tim Pangburn.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Helping Hand, PO Box 22, Paris, TN 38242   OR   St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Jesse Hatman

Jesse Odell Hatman, age 84 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

He retired after many years as a dairy farmer.  He also retired from Carpet World near Hazel, KY, where he won salesman of the year every year but one.  Jesse worked hard all of his life.  He was a member of Kentucky Lake Church of Christ in Buchanan, TN.

Jesse was born July 10, 1934, in Walnut Ridge, AR, to the late Marvin Hatman and the late Artie Cozart Hatman.

He was married in 1955 to Sarah Anzonetta Ross, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sons, Douglas Hatman of Texas, and Noel (Patti) Hatman of Paris, TN; one daughter, Lenette (Bridgie) Cawthon of Jackson, TN; one son-in-law, Gary Keasler of Pendleton, SC; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Daniel) Pawley; Carly Underwood, A.J. (Julie) Underwood, Jason (Amy) Hatman, M.J. Pinchback, Blake Pinchback, Colton Keasler, and Cayce Keasler; and four great grandchildren, Peyton Underwood, Alexa Hatman, Mya Hatman, and Mattie Hatman.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Becky Hatman Keasler; four sisters, Rhudean Halstead, Wanoah Draper, Marlene Moyers, and Betty Cates; and three brothers, Doyle Hatman, Alton Dwayne Hatman, and Dennis Hatman.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Edward Smith officiating.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN.

Betty Patrick

Betty Johnson Patrick, age 84 of Tifton, GA, formerly of Paris, TN, died Monday, May 13, 2019, at Navicent Health Center in Macon, GA. 

She graduated from Grove High School and continued to be a University of Tennessee girls basketball fan after moving to Georgia. In her early years she worked as a telephone operator, but her favorite role was as a homemaker. She also loved to play the piano, accordion, and guitar. She was an avid bridge player and taught the game for many years. Much of her life was centered around her church, Ridge Ave Church of Christ, where she taught toddlers Sunday School for many years and was affectionally known by the children as Bebe.   

Betty was born October 25, 1934, in Paris, TN, to the late Ewing Johnson and the late Ethel Burnett Johnson.

She was married to her husband of 54 years, Robert O’Neal Patrick, who survives, of Tifton, GA.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Angie (Darron) Britt of Athens, GA; one son, Randall Patrick of Nashville, TN; one brother, Jimmie Johnson of Paris, TN; and two grandsons, Patrick Britt and Garrison Britt.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Norma Tayloe

Out-of-town arrangements are being handled by Albritton Funeral Directors in Tifton, GA.  Visitation will be Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at Ridge Avenue Church of Christ, 1625 N. Ridge Avenue, Tifton, GA 31794.

Local arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11:00 am at Van Dyke Grove Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Pallbearers will be John Paulk, Clint Guess, Patrick Britt, Garrison Britt, Roy Willis, Tim Warren, David Tanner and Bill Wiseman will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow the graveside service in Van Dyke Grove Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Raintree Village Children's Home 3757 Johnston Road, Valdosta, Ga. 31601.

Dorothy "Dot" Gibson

Dorothy Sue “Dot” Gibson, age 70 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

She retired after many years as a line worker for Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris. Dot formerly was a house cleaner, and a nurse’s aide for a Veterans hospital in Augusta, GA. She was a member of First Baptist Church, and enjoyed fishing, gardening, canning, and playing games.

Dot was born April 2, 1949, in Paris, TN, to the late Robert Carter and the late Vera Nichols Carter Hendley.

She is survived by her life-long partner of thirty years, Robert “Bob” Bowers of Paris, TN; two daughters, Keri Ann (Jeff) Eneix of Paris, TN, and Tina (William) Adams of Paris, TN; two sons, Michael Mattingly of Paris, TN, and James Paul Henry Gibson of Paris, TN; one sister Margaret (Joe R.) Allen of Paris, TN; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated.  Burial of cremains will take place Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in Manley’s Chapel Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Carol Wichlan

Carol H. Wichlan, age 83 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center.

She was born April 9, 1936, to the late Kenneth A. Hobbs and the late Helen C. Oberbeck Hobbs.

Carol was married on October 3, 1959, to Felix “Phil” Wichlan who survives of Paris, TN.

She moved to Paris in 1964 with her husband Phil and their children.  Carol retired in 2006 after 24 years as administrative secretary at Holy Cross Catholic Church.  She was also a Parish religious education teacher, Past President of Holy Cross Altar Society, and a sponsor in RCIA Program.  She enjoyed painting landscapes, following her children and grandchildren in their activities, and brightening other people’s days by sending greeting cards for birthdays, sicknesses and to shut-ins.  She also enjoyed typing and working with her husband in his activities at church, Henry County Medical Center and lots of other organizations.  She truly enjoyed making her husband “Look Good”.    

Along with her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Debbie (Bill) Jelks of Paris, TN; four sons, David (Kim) Wichlan of Chapel Hill, NC, Kevin (Patricia) Wichlan of Collierville, TN, Michael (Denise) Wichlan of Hoover, AL, and Kenneth (Katriana) Wichlan of Norfolk, VA; eight grandchildren, Will (Caitlin) Jelks, Andrew Jelks, Ben Jelks, Maddie Wichlan, Baylee Wichlan, Timothy Richardson, Andrew Richardson and Michael (Jamie) Richardson; and three great grandchildren, McKinley Wichlan, Mason Richardson, and Ivy Richardson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm.  Visitation will continue on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 9:00 am – 10:30 am at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  The Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with Rev. Martin Orjianioke and Rev. David L. Wichlan officiating.

Pallbearers will be Will Jelks, Andrew Jelks, Ben Jelks, Glenn Blanton, Paul Plowman, Gary McEntire, and Andy Fazzini.

Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorial may be made to:  Tomorrow's Hope Pregnancy Help Center, 211 North Brewer Street, Paris, TN 38242;  Holy Cross Catholic Church Building Fund, 1210 E. Wood St., Paris, TN 38242; or Paris & Henry County Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 1030, Paris, TN 38242.

Laura Brown

Laura Stamps Brown, age 87 of Paris, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Henry County Medical Center. Her funeral service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, May 19, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Irby officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Saturday, May 18, 2019 and after 12:00 PM Sunday. Pallbearers will be Chase Melton, Dylan Overcast, Sandy Wyatt, David Chenoweth, and Larry Freeland.

Laura Stamps Brown was born March 1, 1932 in Orlando, Florida to the late Earl J. Hildebrand and the late Anna Cedelia Carson Hildebrand. She was married to Earl Ranford Stamps who preceded her in death in 1990, and Seth Thomas Brown, Jr., who preceded her in death in 1992.

Mrs. Brown is survived by four daughters: Cheryl Annette (Larry) Freeland of Paris, TN, Donna Laurene (Sandy) Wyatt of Springville, TN, Cynthia (Jackie) Denton of Paris, TN and Teresa Lynn (David) Chenoweth of Paris, TN; two sons: Gary Wayne Brown and David Stamps both of Paris, TN; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husbands, Mrs. Brown was also preceded in death by a daughter, Wilma Christine Greer Stamps; two sons: Seth Thomas Brown, III in 2003 and Thomas Earl Stamps in 1976; five sisters: Ruth H. Reed, Stella H. Golloway, Sara H. Elmore, Elizabeth Hildebrand, and Lucille Hildebrand; one brother, Francis Austin Hildebrand in 1991; one granddaughter, Laurie Machelle Greer in 1975; and one great granddaughter, Alyson Melton in 2018.

Mrs. Brown was a member of the Ray of Hope Church and she formerly worked at Salant & Salant and also Henry County Medical Center. 

Maureen Eddy

Maureen Eddy, age 79 of Paris passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Henry County Medical Center. Her funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Martin Orjianioke officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Hillside, IL. Visitation will be 6:00-7:00 PM Friday, May 17, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with a rosary to follow.

Maureen Eddy was born March 1, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Edward Charles Eddy and the late Laurian Marie Raab Eddy. She is survived by her partner, Eileen Markey of Paris, TN; three sisters: Marianne Guth and Laurian Baker, both of Paris and Irene (Gary) Collatz of Albuquerque, NM; and two brothers: Dennis (Gail) Eddy of San Pedro, CA and Thomas (Sheila) Eddy of Berwyn, IL.

Besides her parents, Ms. Eddy was also preceded in death by a sister and five brothers.

Ms. Eddy was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and she was an educator and principal in many areas including Chicago.

Bertha Byler

Bertha Kauffman Byler, age 53, of Paris, Tennessee passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Bethel Fellowship Mennonite Church, 1286 Midway Road, Paris, TN 38242 with Pastor Junior Bender to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Bethel Fellowship Mennonite Church Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are Lavon Yoder, James Wengerd, Marlin Byler, Steven Kauffman, Nelson Beachy, and Melvin Kauffman. Visitation is scheduled at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 until 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Mrs. Byler was born August 23, 1965 in Stanton, Virginia to the late Fred Allen Kauffman and the late Eliza Mae Nissley Kauffman. She married Nathan Byler on October 30, 1991 and he survives in Paris. She is also survived by her daughters, Cheryl Elaine Byler, Bethany Joy Byler, and Katie Rose Byler, all of Paris; sons, Justin Owen (Melissa Joy) Byler, Marcus Nathan (Rachel Joy) Byler, Keith Eugene Byler, and David Lavern Byler, all of Paris;  sisters, Saloma (Junior) Beachy of Stanton, Virginia, Rachel Kauffman of Cottage Grove, and Edith (Kenneth) King of Cottage Grove; brothers, Eli (Rosie) Kauffman of Hartselle, Alabama, David (Anna Mary) Kauffman of Lott, Texas, Paul (Carol) Kauffman of Sebree, Kentucky, Isaac (Dazeena) Kauffman of Dover, Delaware, Richard (Laura) Kauffman, Alpha (Esther) Kauffman, Owen (Delores) Kauffman, all of Lott, Texas, Ray (Iretta) Kauffman of Whiteville, Tennessee, and Earl (Angie) Kauffman of Stanton, Virginia.

Mr. Byler was a member of Bethel Fellowship Mennonite Church.

Glenda Rae Thompson Glisson

Glenda Rae Thompson Manning Glisson, age 82, of the Whitlock Community passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Henry County Healthcare Center. Her body is to be cremated with no services scheduled.

Mrs. Manning was born December 17, 1936 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania to the late Calvin Ernest Thompson and the late Cordelia Humphrey Thompson. She was formerly married to the late Sgt. Major Carse Gene Manning. She married Kenneth R. Glisson on June 23, 1988 and he survives in the Whitlock Community. She is also survived by sons, Calvin Dale (Teresa) Manning of Cottage Grove, Charles Lee Manning of Cottage Grove, Carse Gene Manning, II of Springville; daughter in law, Mary Manning of Puryear; sisters, Lolli Calcaterra of Lincoln Park, Michigan; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Besides her parents and former husband, Glenda is also preceded by her son, John Frank Manning; her sister, Linda Kay Scherf; and one great grandchild.

Mrs. Glisson was a homemaker.

Dennis Hatman

Dennis Hatman, age 69 of Paris, TN, died Friday, May 10, 2019, at Baptist Health in Paducah, KY.

He co-owned and operated First Folio Books, a rare book company, alongside his partner.  Dennis was a great carpenter, interior decorator, and quilter, and he enjoyed gardening.  He was a loving husband for 47 years.

Dennis was born February 27, 1950, in Walnut Ridge, AR, to the late Marvin Hatman and the late Agnes Davis Hatman.

He was married in February 2016, to his partner of 47 years, Dennis R. Melhouse, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his partner, he is also survived by one sister-in-law, Brenda Melhouse of Sugar Grove, IL; two brothers-in-law, Thomas (Pat) Melhouse of Ocala, FL, and Roger (Linda) Melhouse of Yorkville, IL; and many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated with no services planned.

Larry Ainscough

Larry R. Ainscough, age 78 of Puryear, TN, died Monday, May 13, 2019, at Paris Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

He retired after many years as a self-employed mechanic and contractor.  Larry was a former drag racer who loved cars and enjoyed working on cars.  He was Protestant by belief.

Larry was born April 13, 1941, in Akron, OH, to the late James Edward Ainscough and the late Clara Ann Myers Ainscough.

He was married November 6, 1959, to his wife of 59 years, Nancy Diane Sellers Ainscough, who survives, of Puryear, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Traci (Joe) Collins of Henry, TN; four sons, Kevin Ainscough of Paris, TN, Eric Ainscough of Paris, TN, Jeff Ainscough of Paris, TN, and Perry Ainscough of Murray, KY; one sister, Janice Popa of Oklahoma; 22 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cheri Michelle Ainscough; two sisters, Patsy Crano and Lorraine Bush; and three brothers, Jimmy Ainscough, Donald Ainscough, and Richard Ainscough.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Jesus Saves Baptist Church, 65 Johnson Lane, Buchanan, TN 38222. The funeral service will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Jesus Saves Baptist Church, with Pastor Joe Collins officiating.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Welborn Cemetery in Puryear, TN.

Lowell Brisendine

Lowell Thomas Brisendine, age 85 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, May 12, 2019, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He retired after 35 years as the owner and operator of Roger’s Jewelers in Paris.  He was a graduate of Puryear High School Class of 1952 and was very proud of his Puryear classmates.  He attended Bradley University where he learned the art of watch repair.  Lowell was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War Conflict.  He was a former member of both the Optimist Club and Rotary Club in Paris.  He loved traveling, camping, fishing, and motorcycles.  He was a longtime member of East Wood Church of Christ in Paris.

Lowell was born June 8, 1933, in Puryear, TN, to the late Wade T. Brisendine and the late Estelle Taylor Brisendine.

He was married May 25, 1958, to Joy Rawls Brisendine, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Jacquta (Kelly) Burke of Paris, TN; and one granddaughter, Dana Burke of Paris, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Roger Burke, Jr., and John Dale officiating.

Pallbearers will be Larry Brisendine, Dave Perry, Roy Medlock, Ricky Taylor, Gary Moon, and Billy Anderson.

Burial will be in Puryear City Cemetery in Puryear, TN.

Bernice Rainey

Bernice Rainey, age 102 of Puryear, TN, died Friday, May 10, 2019, at Towne Square Care of Puryear, TN. 

She retired after 66 years as the owner and operator of Rainey’s Grocery in Jones Mill, TN.  Bernice was a longtime and the oldest living member of Puryear Church of Christ.  She loved taking care of her neighbors and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her best friends Dan Paschall and Charles Paschall.

Bernice was born September 5, 1916, in Cottage Grove, TN, to the late Alvie Taylor Holley and the late Nina Poyner Holley.

She was married in 1939 to James Frank Rainey, who preceded her in death in January 1947.

She is survived by one son, Joe Taylor (Rita) Rainey of Puryear, TN; two granddaughters, Gina Harrell of Nashville, TN, and Greta (Brad) Donat of Franklin, TN; nine great grandchildren; and special friends, Ann Buie and Sue Ann Jorrey.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Holley and Estelle Holley Morris; and four brothers, Wade Holley, Julian “Bob” Holley, Harold Poyner Holley, and Gerald Holley.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Sunday, May 12, 2019, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Sunday, May 12, 2019, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Mike Wimberley officiating. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Brad Donat, Cole Donat, Clay Hosford, Brayden Hosford, Derrick Clayton, and Rex Smith.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Dan Paschall and Charles Paschall.

Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Carla Miller

Carla Marie Orr Miller, age 48 of Jackson, TN, formerly of Paris, TN died Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Jackson, TN.

She attended Tates Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Huntingdon, TN.  She formerly worked as a Certified Nurses Technician.   Carla loved her children very much, she also loved to cook, and bake and decorate cakes, and enjoyed eating catfish. 

Carla was born March 30, 1971 in Paris, TN to the late Hugh Alton Orr and the late Paulette Oliver Orr.

She is survived by one daughter, Jazmine Miller of Hermitage, TN; one son, Kayden Miller of Clarksville, TN; one brother, James “Jimmy” (Denise) Orr of Jackson, TN; one brother-in-law, Kenneth (Sandy) Miller of Hermitage, TN; and several nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents, Carla was also preceded in death by one sister, Cathy Ann Robinson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Friday, May 10, 2019 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019 with Larry DePriest officiating. 

Family & Friends will serve as Pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery north of Paris, TN.

Linda Henson

Linda Kaye Henson, age 64 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, May 08, 2019, at her residence in Paris, TN.

She retired after a long career as a nurse working at both Henry County Medical Center and Henry County Healthcare for over 35 years.  She was a member of Springhill Baptist Church in Paris.  Linda enjoyed her Bread of Life ministry where she baked bread and shared with others.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, praying for them, and she never met a stranger.

Linda was born March 14, 1955, in Detroit, MI, to the late Robert Bramlett and the late Betty Jean Tucker Hayes.

She was married December 6, 1997, to Jesse Henson, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Betsy (Clint) Walker of Atlanta, GA; one son, Sam (Victoria) Greer of Murfreesboro, TN; two stepsons, Jason Henson of Paris, TN, and Jared Henson of Paris, TN; three sisters, Debbie (Harold) Bratton of Puryear, TN, Jo Ann (Danny Parker) of Dyersburg, TN, and Jeanne Broaz of Ohio; one brother, Sammy Hayes of Jackson, TN; and eight grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Sam Hayes; one sister, Barbara Jane Kirk; and one grandchild.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Friday, May 10, 2019, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Friday, May 10, 2019, at 3:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Bro. Craig Odem officiating.

Family & friends will serve as Pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorial may be made to:  Springhill Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Johnny Foust, 2740 Hwy 77 Paris, TN 38242.

Danny Markham

Mr. Danny Ray Markham, age 49, was pronounced DOA at Henry County Medical Center on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. His funeral will be 11:00 A.M. May 10,  2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Burney to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Henry County Tabernacle Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are Jeff Markham, David Webb, William Neeley, Brandon Neeley, Phil Paschall, and Ray Brown. Visitation is scheduled on Thursday at McEvoy from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Friday after 9:00 A.M. until time of service.

Danny Ray Markham was born on June 19, 1969 in Paris, Tennessee to Thomas Markham who survives in Paris and to the late Peggy Carline Lowery Markham. He is also survived by his daughter, Caitlin Rose Markham of Paris; and his brothers, Michael D. Markham and Jeff Markham, both of Paris.

The family requests that memorials be made to: Henry County Sheriff's Dept. Animal Shelter

James "Jim" Gates

James A. "Jim" Gates, age 79 of Paris, TN, died Sunday May 5, 2019, at Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, KY.

He retired as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver. Jim loved tinkering with old cars, watching western movies, and spending time with his grandkids.

Jim was born November 5, 1939, in Paris, TN, to the late John C. Gates and the late Anna Pearl McBride Tucker.

He was married to Judith Ann “Judy” Gates, who preceded him in death on July 8, 2015.

He is survived by three daughters, Tamera (Chris) Dicus Green of Paducah, KY, Marsha Cosey of Knoxville, TN, and Kim (Frank) Diaz of Hammond, IN; two sons, Loy Gates of Springville, TN, and Brad (Whitney) Gates of Buchanan, TN; two brothers, Roger (Barbara) Coleman of Paris, TN, and Teddy Coleman of Big Sandy, TN; 11 grandchildren, Meagan Gates, Brandon Cosey, Breanne Gates, Ashley Gaut, Kristin Walters, Tyler Walters, Austin Walters, Zander Gates, Zoey Gates, Maddie Gates, and J.B. Gates; and nine great grandchildren.

Along with his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, James W. Gates and Steven Gates; one son-in-law, Tommie Dicus; and one brother, Larry Joe Coleman.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Friday, May 10, 2019, from 10:00 am – 10:45 am.  A graveside service Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:00 am at West Wood Cemetery, with Joe Page officiating.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Walters, Austin Walters, Zander Gates, Dustin Enoch, Ryan Gaut, and Shane Garner. 

Burial will be in West Wood Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Ted Jorgensen

Ted E. Jorgensen, Sr., age 62 of Henry, TN, died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at his residence in Henry, TN.

He retired as a laborer and builder for Champion Homes in Dresden, TN.  He was a US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam era.  Ted loved taking care of and playing video games with his daughter.  He enjoyed riding four wheelers, hanging out with friends, and making things with his hands. 

Ted was born June 18, 1956, in Ogden, UT, to the late Myles Francis Jorgensen and the late Ruth Wilson Jorgensen.

He was married March 21, 1981, to Charlene Robin Allen Jorgensen, who survives, of Henry, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Katheryne Michelle June Jorgensen of Henry, TN; two sons, Ted E. (Tiffany) Jorgensen, Jr., of Henderson, NC, and Brandon Sean (Mandy) Jorgensen of Hazel, KY; one sister, Myra (John) Williams of Layton, UT; one brother, Jay (Terri) Jorgensen of Clinton, UT; three grandchildren, Raygen Jorgensen, Sean Jorgensen, and Ted E. Jorgensen, III; and several nieces and nephews.  

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated with no services planned at this time.

Eddie Greer

Joe Edward “Eddie” Greer, age 55 of Franklin, TN passed away May 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Survived by his wife of thirteen years, Melanie Eifling of Franklin, TN; father, Joe Greer of Springville, TN; mother, Frankie Greer of Paris, TN; brothers, Ernie (Pam) Greer of Franklin, TN and Ira (Sylvia) Greer of Paris, TN; sister, Donnie (Jerry Green) Greer of Pegram, TN and many other loving family members. Funeral service will be 11:00AM Monday, May 6, 2019 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Chris Townsend officiating. Visitation will be 4-8PM Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday at Williamson Memorial. A visitation will also be held 2-5PM Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home, 507 W. Washington St. Paris, TN 38242 with a graveside service to follow at Walker Cemetery, Cottage Grove, TN. Grave attendants will be Ernie Greer, Ira Greer, Mark Crouch, Tony Owens, Steve Chilcut, Jerry Green, Willie Rhymes, Tony Robinson, Chris Townsand, Lester Snyder and Austin Crowe. Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice or Chronic Liver Disease Research, American Liver Foundation. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 615-794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com

Robbie French

Robbie Weaks French, age 94 of Paris, TN, died Monday, April 29, 2019, at RoseStone Retirement Community in Paris, TN.

She was a housewife who loved her flowers and being outdoors.  She formerly worked at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, TN, and Henry County Medical Center in Paris.  Robbie was a “doer” who enjoyed canoeing, rafting, and bird watching.  She was a longtime member of Fairview Baptist Church in Paris.

Robbie was born September 22, 1924, in Paris, TN, to the late Hallie Howard Weaks and the late Ona Mae Wilson Weaks.

She was married June 24, 1941, to John Henry “Rock” French, who preceded her in death on September 20, 2015.

She is survived by one daughter, Gail Troxler of Nashville, TN; one son, John Dale (Willene) French of Paris, TN; four grandchildren, John William (Kristin) French of Blaine, WA, Dalana A. (Rob) Hessing of Adamsville, TN, Michael Troxler of Tuscaloosa, AL, and Derek (Miwa) Troxler of Plano, IL; three great grandchildren Sydney Hessing, Claar French, and Yuki Troxler; and caregivers, Charlotte Milam, Gail Singleton, Sarah Boaz, and Mickey Pewitt.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Earlene Chambers and Peggy McDaniel; and one brother, Thomas Weaks.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dr. Johnathan Smith and Bud Merwin officiating.

Pallbearers will be John William French, Rob Hessing, Michael Troxler, Derek Troxler, Shane Paschall, and David McDaniel.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Larry Hastings, Bill Dumas, and Dan Paschall.

Entombment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Jetti Faye Hendrix

Jettie Fay McClure Hendrix, age 77 of Paris, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center. Her funeral service will be 11:00 AM Friday, May 3, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Marty Arnold, former pastor of Johnsons Chapel United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Johnsons Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday, May 2, 2019 and after 9:00 AM Friday prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Michael Hendrix, Mark McClure, Mark Hendrix, Matt Goetz, Dale Hastings, and Mark "Bama" Boutwell.

Jettie Fay McClure Hendrix was born July 26, 1941 in Como, Tennessee to the late Linzy McClure and the late Bertha Parker McClure. On September 21, 1957 she married Joe R. Hendrix and he preceded her in death on December 16, 2017.

Ms. Hendrix is survived by two daughters: Anita (Russell) Rogers and Renae (Bryant) Peale both of Paris, TN; three sons: Chris (Brenda) Hendrix of Puryear, TN and Randy Hendrix and Paul (Amanda) Hendrix both of Paris, TN; two brothers: James Thomas (Larue) McClure of Como, TN and Robert Earl (Pat) McClure of Paris, TN; eleven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Ms. Hendrix was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty Lowery; and one brother, Howard Edward McClure.

Jettie was an active member of Johnsons Chapel United Methodist Church where she served as church superintendent and adult Sunday School Teacher for many years. She loved her God, her family and her church family dearly.

Memorials may be made to: Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047 of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908

Nelson White

Mr. Nelson White, age 98, of Cottage Grove, Tennessee passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Henry County Healthcare Center. His funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Veazey and Bro. Thomas Winchester to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Olive Branch Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are Ben Moore, Robert “Scooter” Miller, Kreg Kyle, Fred Stier, Brandon French, and Mark Wilkerson; honorary pallbearers, Kenneth Moore, David Arnold, Houston Bass, Vester Brown, and Jim Hampton. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy on Tuesday from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Wednesday after 11:00 A.M. until time of service. 

Nelson White was born on February 14, 1921 near the community of Millsfield, Dyer County, Tennessee to the late Charlie Hodge White and the late Annie Roberts White. He married Edith Hogue White on December 7, 1940 and she preceded him in death on July 11, 2015. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Cheek of Paris; son, Glenn White of Tennessee; sisters, Bettie Woods of  Newbern, Tennessee and Joy Turner of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Tracy Dunlap and Suzanne (Mark) Wilkerson; great grandchildren, Lesley (Brian) McKeon, Jessica (Brandon) French, and Rachael Dunlap; great great granddaughter, Harley Sypin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, Nelson is also preceded by daughter in law, Judy White; sisters, Syble Sipes and Sara White; brothers: Charles Leonard White, Russell White, and Joe White; and grandson, Vic White.

Mr. White moved his family to Cottage Grove in 1952. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of Union Friendship Baptist Church. Nelson bred and raised Black Angus cattle for many years.

Memorials for Mr. White may be made to: Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 2206, Brentwood, TN 37024 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Jerry Crawford

Jerry F. Crawford, age 80 of Paris, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Henry County Healthcare Center. His funeral service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, May 2, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Winchester officiating. Burial will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00 PM Thursday prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Wade Sanders, Jimmy Hammon, Luke Crawford, and Steve Crawford.

Jerry F. Crawford was born September 6, 1938 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Felix Porter Crawford and the late Flavis Hall Crawford. He is survived by two daughters: Kelli Crawford of Bradford, TN and Cindy (Lee) Jennings of Metropolis, IL; three grandchildren: Wade Sanders of Milan, TN and Tyler Jennings and Madalynn Jennings of Metropolis, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Mr. Crawford was also preceded in death by three brothers: Billy Crawford, Eddie Crawford, and Hugh Donald Hall.

Mr. Crawford loved fishing, hunting and the outdoors.

Michael Hill

Michael E. Hill, age 59 of Paris, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

Michael E. Hill was born May 22, 1959 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia to the late Marvin Eugene Hill and Rosa Lee Burchett Hill of Newport, Arkansas.

Mr. Hill is survived by one daughter, Patricia (Terence) Robison of Paris, TN; one son, Stephen Hill of Bellevue, Ohio; five grandchildren: Devin Robison, Makayla Hill, Stephen Hill, Jr., Maria Hill, and Tadd Hill; two sisters: Rita (P.J.) Bolen of Frankfort, IN and Beverly (Jimmy) Marlin of Jackson, TN; two brothers: Mark Hill of Newport, AR and Daniel (Gina) Hill of Stafford, VA; and eleven nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hill was a United States Army Veteran serving in Desert Storm. He was a truck driver and an avid motorcyclist.

Paula Abramczyk

Paula Casterline Abramczyk, age 72 of Paris passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Her Celebration of Life will be at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 28, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be from 1:00-3:00 PM Sunday, April 28, 2019 prior to the Celebration of Life.

Paula Casterline Abramczyk was born April 11, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Lesley Charles Casterline and the late Edna Allen Bright Casterline. On October 2, 1965 she married George Abramczyk and he survives in Paris, Tennessee. She is also survived by two sons: George Thomas Abramczyk of Columbus, OH and Jonathan Abramczyk (Rebecca Walker) of Paris, TN; two grandchildren: Amanda Anne Abramczyk and Evan James Abramczyk; two brothers: Dale (Debbie) Casterline of Paris, TN and Thomas (Josephine) Casterline of Cleveland, OH; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Besides her parents, Ms. Abramczyk was also preceded in death by a son, David James Abramczyk in November of 1984; and a brother, Lloyd Casterline.

Ms. Abramczyk was retired from Jones Day in Ohio. She loved knitting, crocheting, and gardening. She lived her life with spiritual guidance.

The family request that no flowers be sent. Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Frances Smith

Frances Caroline Smith, age 78 of Paris, TN, died, Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

She retired after many years from Emerson Electric in Paris.  Frances was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Paris.  She loved her dog “Mandy”, her family, and her church family.  She enjoyed yardwork and gardening.

Frances was born June 22, 1940, to the late Wayne Redden and the late Clara Hill Redden.

She was married in 1978 to Miller Smith, who preceded her in death on April 5, 2018.

She is survived by three daughters, Cindy (Mateo) Palacious of Mexico, Fern Tess (Bobby) Robbins of Paris, TN, and Lynne (Scott) Bynum of Bryant, AL; one sister, Joan (Larry) Baker of Arizona; two brothers, James (Gloria) Redden of Versailes, KY, and Dalton (Dawn) Redden of Shelbyville, TN; her beloved fox wire terrier, Mandy; seven grandchildren, Jamie Flowers, Johnny Stacey, LaDonna Stephens Ward, Francee Stephens Armstrong, Clinton Stephens, Kayla Bynum Adcock, and Jill Bynum; and 11 great grandchildren.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Glynn Orr officiating.

Pallbearers will be Clinton Stephens, Elijah Armstrong, Dennis Campbell, Jason Ward, Alex Adcock, and Patrick Armstrong.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Jerry Brogdon, Gaylon Morris, and Horace Whitehead.

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter, PO Box 639, Paris, TN 38242.

Inge Mealer

Inge Mealer, age 82 of Paris, TN, died Friday, April 26, 2019, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

She retired as a department manager of JC Penney in Chicago, IL.  Inge enjoyed traveling, knitting, crocheting, and gardening.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Paris. 

Inge was born May 29, 1936, in Darmstadt, Germany, to the late Julius Hoenig and the late Wilhelmine Kaefes Hoenig.

She was married January 30, 1959, to her husband of 60 years, Arthur A. Mealer, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Euphemia Pierce of Mayfield, KY; one son, Walter “Tom” (Debbie) Mealer of Benton, KY; two brothers-in-law, Earl (Sandy) Mealer of Puryear, TN, and Bill (Susan) Mealer of Alabaster, AL; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Putnam; two sons, Craig Mealer and Kevin Mealer; sister, Madi Lee; and twin sister, Gisela Meidl.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Trinity United Methodist Church, 409 North Wilson Street, Paris, TN 38242.  The memorial service will be Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 11 am at Trinity United Methodist Church, with Dennis Vance officiating. 

Richard Helgeson, Jr.

Richard John Helgeson, Jr., age 58 of Springville, TN, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Springville, TN.

He worked for several years as a welder and fabricator.  He attended Lincoln Electric Welding School in Cleveland, OH, after graduating from Howell High School in Howell, MI.  Richard loved hunting, fishing, the outdoors, and his motorcycle.  He was a non-denominational Christian.

Richard was born February 27, 1961, in Livonia, MI, to Richard John Helgeson, Sr. and Verdien Marie Witt Helgeson, who both survive, of Springville, TN.

Along with his parents, he is also survived by one stepdaughter, Michaela (Matt) Saputo of Dexter, MI; one sister, Brenda (Brad) Adams of Durand, MI; one brother, Raymond (Lisa) Helgeson of Liberty, MO; four nephews, John Adams, Lance Adams, Austin Helgeson, and Bryan Helgeson; and one great nephew, Jase Adams.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Monday, April 29, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service to begin at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating. 

Cremation will follow the funeral service.

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Medical Center Emergency Management Services, 301 Tyson Avenue, Paris, TN 38242.

Mary Manning

Mary E. Manning, age 73 of McKenzie passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Christian Care Center of McKenzie. Her funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, April 26, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. James Hazelwood of Bethel Baptist Church in McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at Birds Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Whitlock. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday, April 25, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home and continue after 11:00 AM Friday prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Jake Manning, J.W. Edwards, Kristen Manning, Isaac Manning, Mac McCuiston, and Dan Burnine.

Mary E. Manning was born November 26, 1945 in Whitlock, Tennessee to the late Curtis Hayden McCuiston and the late Mary Virginia Morris McCuiston. In 1962 she married Buddy Joseph Manning and he preceded her in death on December 31, 2014.

Ms. Manning is survived by one son, Christopher Todd Manning of Batavia, IL; one daughter-in-law, Tracy Manning of Chattanooga, TN; three grandchildren: Jake (Brea) Manning, Samantha Manning, and Melanie (Joseph) Bemis; two great grandchildren: Hunter Bemis and Kayden Bemis; and one brother, Curtis H. (Peggy) McCuiston, Jr. of McKenzie, TN.

Besides her parents and husband, Ms. Manning was also preceded in death by two sons: Joseph Sheryl Manning and James Lee Manning who was preceded at birth; and two sisters: Loredda Carol Davis and Ramell Mae Hudgins.

Ricky Wayne Johnson

Ricky Wayne Johnson, age 42 of Puryear passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at his residence. His memorial service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, April 25, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Smith officiating.

Ricky Wayne Smith was born December 17, 1976 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late James Richard Johnson and Barbara Jean Johnson of McKenzie, TN. On September 8, 2018 he married Joyce Francis Johnson and she survives in Puryear. He is also survived by three daughters: Elizabeth (fiancée Trey Smith) Johnson of Puryear, Allana Kay (fiancée Charles Land) Johnson of McKenzie, and Sidney Fait Johnson of Puryear; one son, James Robert Brumley Johnson of Brighton, TN; one sister, Ruth Ann (fiancée Robert Pilkington) Johnson of Henning, TN; one brother-in-law, Jessie Leach of Puryear; seven step-children: Madison and Donnie Boyd of Huntingdon, TN, Tyler, Chris, Jaylin, and Serinity Leach and Jacoby Smith all of Puryear, TN; father-in-law, Gene Leach of Puryear; mother-in-law, Susan Leach of Stanton, TN; Tony and Cindy Smith of Springfield, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his father, Mr. Johnson was also preceded in death a step-son, Clayton Barnes, a niece, and his grandparents.

Wanda Sue Brewer

Wanda Sue Brewer age 69 of Paris died Thursday, April 18, 2019, at her residence.

Wanda formerly was a truck driver and waitress. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Her hobbies included working on cars, watching Nascar, spending time with her family, and when her health allowed, cooking for her family. She also enjoyed camping with her family and was an avid Harley Davidson rider.

Born September 23, 1949, in Buchanan, TN, she was the daughter of the late Robert Miller Buie and the late Willie Sue Hart Buie. She was married to William Leon “Billy” Brewer, who preceded in death July 17, 2006.

She is survived by a daughter, DeChiell Brewer of Jacksonville, NC; four sons, Dion Chenoweth and his fiancée Tonia Baker of Paris, Dale Chenoweth of Flat Rock, MI, Shawn Chenoweth of Paris, and Deven Brewer and his fiancée Christina Underwood of South Fulton, TN; seven grandchildren, Austin Chenoweth, Sasha Chenoweth, Kristin Chenoweth, Dawn (Erik) Henderson, Tanna (Dillion) Ford, Ashley (Derek) Glover and Myrna Fernandez; seven great grandchildren, and her very best friend Evana Davis of Paris.

Along with her parents and husband, Wanda was preceded in death by two brothers, Delaine Buie and Daythel “Dave” Buie, and a grandson Joshua Dion Chenoweth.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242.Visitation will be held Monday, April 22, 2019, at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 4 until 7 pm and continue Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 11am until 1pm. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1 pm with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Pallbearers for the service will be Austin Chenoweth, Coleman Benefiel, Chase Taylor, Billie Page, Steven Papaleo and Johnny Lickert.

Burial will follow the service in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Regina Faye Lamb

Regina Faye Lamb, age 88 of Paris passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center. Her funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday, April 22, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Veazey and Corey Cain of Maplewood Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 PM Monday prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Bruce Alexander, Roger Veazey, Tim Lacy, Jimmy Barrett, Clint McFarland, and Steve Clendenin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Clint Barrett and Rusty Compton.

Regina Faye Hopkins Lamb was born November 18, 1930 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late William Eli Hopkins and the late Della McDaniel Hopkins. On December 19, 1947 she married Jess Dennis Lamb and he preceded her in death on January 17, 1979. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Delisa Dawn "Dee Dee" Lamb on January 17, 1979; her son Terry Dennis Lamb on April 22, 1988; five sisters: Kay Forsythe, Hinda Thomas, Sarah Owen, Johnnie Shankle, and Rebecca Horvath; and four brothers: Mills Rhodes Barfield, Dorris Hopkins, George David Hopkins, and Reginald Hopkins.

Ms. Lamb is survived by one sister, Dorothy Wade and one brother, Keith (Pat) Hopkins, both of Paris, TN; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Gina Lamb was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. After the tragic loss of her family, she overcame her grief through serving others with a loving attitude. She baked pies and cakes; crocheted afghans; sent cards for Sunday School Class; and worked as a caregiver. She decorated her home and yard at Christmas, always giving nice Christmas ornaments. She also enjoyed sharing the flowers from her yard with her friends.

Memorials for Ms. Lamb may be made to: Maplewood Baptist Church Building Fund, 8700 Hwy 218, Paris, TN 38242

Betty Jackson

Betty Sue Brannon Jackson, age 67 of Puryear, TN, died Monday April 15, 2019, at her residence in Puryear, TN. 

She was a homemaker and caregiver.  She was a member of Puryear Baptist Church.

Betty Sue was born October 24, 1951, in Ft. Bragg, NC, to the late James Thomas Brannon and the late Eva Jean Prather Brannon.

She is survived by one daughter, Angela “Angie” Jackson (Keith) Barfoot of West Monroe, LA; one son, Kevin Jackson and fiancée Marta Gault of Murray, KY; two brothers, Johnny Brannon of Albuquerque, NM, and Larry (Caroline) Brannon of Puryear, TN; four grandchildren, Ross Jackson, Cameron (Madison) Barfoot, Rainey Barfoot, and Caroline Barfoot; and one great grandchild, Thomas Alexander Jackson.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Gloria Brannon Griffin.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated.  A graveside memorial service will be Friday, April 19, 2019, at 11:00 am at Puryear City Cemetery in Puryear, TN, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Burial will follow the graveside service in Puryear City Cemetery.

Edna Wilkinson

Edna Orease Inman Wilkinson, age 83 of Springville, TN, died Sunday, April 14, 2019 at her residence.

Edna was a member of Faxon Baptist Church in Faxon, TN.   She was a former restaurant owner in Henry, Benton, and Gibson Counties.  She loved to cook and her pies were famous.  She dearly loved her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.  She enjoyed feeding people, taking care of others and singing. 

She was born October 21, 1935 in Blytheville, AR to the late Ulus Grant Griggs and the late Mary Alice Farmer Griggs.

Edna was married to Ira J. Inman, who proceeded her in death on 4-11-2005.   She was later married on July 14, 2012 to Melvin E. Wilkinson of Springville, and he survives.

Besides her husband, she is also survived by two daughters, Pam (Barry) Jewell of Paris, TN, and Anita Weaver of Camden, TN; two sons, Ira Dennis (Janet) Inman of Paris, TN, and James Inman of Camden, TN;  one brother, Sherman (Shirley) Griggs of Trenton, TN; seven grandchildren, Toni (Chris) Buie, Brian (Lauren) Jewell, Grant (Tiffany) Weaver, Ashley (Bradley Dion) Weaver, Gina (Jeremy) Mitchell, Candice (Jason) Fields, and Chris (Samantha) Inman; and nine great grandchildren.  

Besides her parents and first husband, she was also preceded in death by three sisters, Dixie Curran, Pauline Cannon, and Joy Richardson; one brother, Tommy Griggs; and one great grandchild.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.   Visitation will be Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 4 – 7 pm and Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 10 am – 1 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Randy Miller and Greg Stanford officiating.  

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Wanda Barnhill

Wanda Allbritten Barnhill, age 90 of Murray, KY and longtime resident of Puryear, died Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, KY.

She was a Christian and a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.  She formerly worked at Farmers Bank & Trust in Puryear and later became the city recorder for the city of Puryear.  Wanda was a member of the Maude Harker Sunday school class of Puryear United Methodist Church.  She was a former PTA president at Puryear School, she enjoyed quilting, and was an avid golfer.  She loved genealogy, traveling, had a thirst for learning, and she loved her family and friends. 

Wanda was born May 28, 1928, in Hazel, KY, to the late Lorenzo Dow Wall and the late Bertha Richard Alexander Wall.

She was first married July 2, 1949, to William Rex Allbritten, who preceded her in death on March 10, 1992.  She later married Alton Leon “Lee” Barnhill, who preceded her in death in June of 2001.

She is survived by one son, David (Linda) Allbritten of Murray, KY; one brother, John E. (Lillie) Wall of Nashville, TN; four grandchildren, Nathan (Jodie) Brannon, William Isaac Allbritten, Stephen (Kathleen) Allbritten, and Sarah (Carson) Strother; four great grandchildren, Mary Brannon, John Brannon, Graham Rex Allbritten, and Quinn Allbritten; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, first husband, and second husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jerrye Ann Brannon; one son, George Wall Allbritten; four sisters, Melva Driver, Cordie Hamrick, Rubena Snow, and Margie Brandon; and two brothers, Alvis Wall, and Fred Wall.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Friday, April 19, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Puryear United Methodist Church, 114 West Chester Street, Puryear, TN 38251.  The memorial service will be Friday, April 19, 2019, at 3:00 pm at Puryear United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jim Stahler and Rev. Dean Emerson officiating. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Roland Alexander, Glenn Jones, Ricky Rudolph, Phil Routon, Tyson Harris, Steve Girsky, Ed Evans, Bob Saywell, and Tommy Ball.

Burial will follow the service in Puryear City Cemetery in Puryear, TN.

Glynn "Bubba" Ball

Glynn "Bubba" Ball, age 79 of Paris, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Henry County Medical Center. His body is to be cremated and his celebration of life will be at 11:00 AM April 20, 2019 at Fairview Baptist Church with Dr. John Smith officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Glynn "Bubba" Ball was born January 21, 1940 in Whitlock, Tennessee to the late Raymond Ball and the late Irene Hart Ball Hutchens. On May 22, 1989 he married Wanda Sue Hart Ball and she preceded him in death on March 23, 2017.

Mr. Ball is survived by two daughters: Rachel (Rex) Ruddle  and Angela Ball both of Paris; one step-daughter, Kim (Larry) Collums of Springville; six grandchildren: Rob Underwood, Ashley Underwood, Brittany (Brandon) Susewitt, Alivia Gream, Courtland Collums, and Kris Collums; and one great grandchild, Pyper Lee.

Besides his parents and wife, Mr. Ball was also preceded in death by a sister, Sue Hamilton and a two brothers: Lynn Ball and Billie Jean Ball.

Mr. Ball was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He was a ringman for car auctions working for Cain Auto Auction in Murray and Clarksville Auto Auction in Clarksville, TN.

James Hendley

James G. Hendley age 76 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He retired as the supervisor of maintenance for United Airlines in Los Angeles, CA, after a 37-year career.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the VFW.  After time spent serving in the military, he became a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department for a short while.  James was very proud of being a veteran and he loved volunteering his time to help veterans obtain their benefits.  He enjoyed fishing and formerly enjoyed racing drag cars.

James was born December 28, 1942, in Pacolet Mills, SC, to the late James H. Hendley and the late Janice Garland Hendley.

He was married in November 2001 to Connie Jean Hemphill Hendley, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by six children, Stacey (Jason) Trimble of Stephenville, TX, Michelle Conway of Los Angeles, CA, Danielle (James) Weichel of Paris, TN, Jennifer (Jason) Adams of Los Angeles, CA, Meredith (Jon) Klobucnik of Texas, and Jesse (Jeanne) Hendley of Los Angeles, CA; one brother, William (Anne) Hendley of Melbourne, FL; and 18 grandchildren.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Monday, April 15, 2019, from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held Monday, April 15, 2019, at 1:00 pm at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads in Wildersville, TN, with Brian Wimberley officiating. 

Family & friends will serve as pallbearers.

Mary Winburn

Mary E. Winburn, age 75 of Paris passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She will have a private family graveside service at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mary E. Winburn was born April 16, 1943 in Urbana, Illinois to the late Mr. & Mrs. Zelderd I. Perkins. On April 12, 1964 she married John Winburn and he survives in Paris, TN. She is also survived by one daughter, Tammy (Andy) Clayton of Buchanan, TN; one son, Tony Eugene (Donna) Winburn of Merryville, LA; sister-in-law, Lynda Winburn of Henry, TN; brother-in-law, Dale (Libby) Winburn of Killen, AL; niece, Kimberly Winburn of Atlanta, GA; nephew, Keith Winburn of Killen, AL; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides her parent, Ms. Winburn was also preceded in death by a sister, Daisy Mae Perkins; and a brother, Jerry Perkins.

Ms. Winburn was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and she retired from Henry County Medical Center.

Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Jimmy Valentine

Jimmy Lee “J.L.” Valentine, age 81 of Puryear, TN, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Jimmy Lee attended Shady Grove Baptist Church. He formerly worked at Holley Carburetor Plant and was a truckdriver for many years hauling Ford trucks for Dealer’s Transport. He truly enjoyed farming and ranching all of his life.  

Jimmy Lee was born April 21, 1937 in Puryear, TN to the late Pete Valentine and the late Bernice Hart Valentine.

He is survived by one daughter, Carol Pinson (Ken Lacy) of Paris, TN; one son, Danny (Genese) Valentine of Puryear, TN; three sisters, Betty Smith of Puryear, TN, Pat Holly of Jackson, TN, and Mildred Moore of Paris, TN; two brothers, Frank Valentine of Paris, TN, and Barney Valentine of Puryear, TN;  four grandchildren, Peyden Valentine, Falein Gallimore, Mandy (Mark) Bullion, and Crystal (Adam) Nolen; and six great grandchildren, Keira Gallimore, Pryce Gallimore, Austin Steele, Brendon Steele, Hailee Vaughn, and Carlee Vaughn.  

Besides his parents, J.L. was also preceded in death by one son, Tommy Valentine; and one brother, Kenneth Valentine.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 4 – 7 pm and Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 9 – 11 am.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Chad Kennedy officiating.  

Pallbearers will be Terry Smith, Frank Valentine, Allen Schmidt, Randy Valentine, James Bevel, Frankie Nance, Brendon Steele, Peyden Valentine, and Carlee Vaughn.  Named as honorary pallbearers are James Smith, Kevin Smith, and Mike Smith.

After a horse-drawn coach ride, burial will follow in Puryear City Cemetery.  

Laura Cox Cunningham

Laura Cox Cunningham, age 91 of Dresden, TN, formerly of Henry County, died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the Weakley County Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a homemaker, who loved crossword puzzles, reading books, and cross stitching.

Laura was born August 31, 1927, in Cottage Grove, TN, to the late Otis Rainey Cox and Ruby Pillow Cox.

She was married April 5, 1950, to William Hendley Cunningham, who preceded her in death December 4, 1984.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra McAlpin of Dresden, TN; one son, Dale Edward (Jolene) Cunningham of Martin, TN; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and two great- great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Singleton; and two sons, Carl Powell and William Harold Cunningham.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with the funeral service to begin at 1:00 p.m. in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Randy Stephens officiating.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove, TN. 

Tim Morris

Timothy Alan Morris, age 62 of Paris passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Henry County Medical Center. His body is to be cremated and a private service will be held later with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Humboldt, Tennessee.

Timothy Alan Morris was born September 9, 1956 in Humboldt, Tennessee to the late William Russell Morris and the late Hazel Irene Brinkley Morris. He is survived by two sons: Jimmy Morris of Jackson, TN and William Morris of Memphis, TN; one sister, Barbara (Glenn) Gurley of Union City, TN; and one brother, William (Janie) Morris of Ft. Walton Beach, FL.

Besides his parents, Mr. Morris was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Gill.

Mr. Morris was a Veteran in the United States Air Force. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver for GDP Trucking.

Jimmy Crouch

James Robert “Jimmy” Crouch, age 62 of Paris, TN, died Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

He was a retired contractor who loved his construction work building things. Jimmy also enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and mowing his yard.

Jimmy was born October 8, 1956, in Detroit, MI to the late Joe Lee Crouch and the late Mattie Earline Vaughn Crouch.

He was married August 9, 1975, to Gail Scarborough Crouch, who died December 3, 2018.

He is survived by four daughters, Tara (Ronnie) McDaniel of Buchanan, TN, Amanda Crouch of Paris, TN, Angie Jones of Paris, TN, and Christina (Tommy) Overcast of Puryear, TN; three sisters. JoAnn (Steve) Cox of Paris, TN, Martha (David) McMinn of Goose Creek, SC, and Veda (Steve) Lapp of Paradise, PA; two brothers, Terry (Diana) Crouch and Richard (Brenda) Crouch, all of Paris, TN; 13 grandchildren, Carrie (Rytaro) Iida, Kayla (Zach) Bell, Ryan Hargrove, Michael Hargrove, Amanda McDaniel, Taylor Crouch, Octavia Jones, Camryn Jones, Kaylyn Overcast, Dylan Overcast, Mercedes Overcast, Angelina Overcast, and Lillian Barnhart; and two great grandchildren, Greyson McDaniel and Kyzer Perkins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, April 9, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 6:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard Crouch, Terry Crouch, Ryan Hargrove, Michael Hargrove, Steve Cox, and Ronnie Hastings.  

The body is to be cremated following the service.  

Brenda Collins

Brenda Collins, age 74 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, April 4, 2019, at her residence in Paris, TN.

 

She worked for New Harmony Baptist Church in Springville and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Paris.  Brenda loved going to church, enjoyed gardening, flowers, and shopping.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 

Brenda was born February 9, 1945, in Williams, WV, to the late Elwood Percy Smith and the late Beatrice Lemon Smith.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Susan Knox of Paris, TN; two sisters, Barbara Chaney of Ohio, and Nancy Schultz of Ohio; one brother, Roger Smith of Springville, TN; a brother-in-law who was like a brother, Rick Kuntz; three grandchildren, Dustin (Brittany) Archer of Paris, TN, Jacob (Stephanie Rushing) Knox of Springville, TN, and Zane Carter of Paris, TN; one great grandchild, Mason Archer; and special friends, Tammy (Marty) Patterson, Wanda Costa, and Edna (Jack) Thacker.

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, William “Bill” “Pop” Popovich; two sisters, Alice Kuntz and Emily Hamer; and three brothers, Daniel Smith, Wallace Smith, and Buster Smith.

 

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m. at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Jack Thacker officiating. 

 

Pallbearers will be Jamie Knox, Bryan Carter, Charlie Norwood, Kevin Miles, Timmy Miles, Lynn Banks, Jackie Knox, and Trey Vanderpool.

 

Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Myra Kay Clayton

Myra Kay Clayton, age 76 of Paris, TN, died April 3, 2019, in Paris, TN.

 

Kay enjoyed traveling, first with her family as a military spouse - including three years in Hawaii. In the next chapter of her life after returning to Paris, traveling meant time to see grandkids. She was a member of Paris Community of Christ where she served anywhere needed and anyone in need.  Kay enjoyed gardening, reading, and watching her birds. The great love of her life was her family who cherished her to the end.

 

Kay was born March 16, 1943, in Paris, TN, to the late Fonnie Lee Boyd and the late Cloie Novene Alsup Boyd.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Teresa (Bill) Hood of Cary, NC, and Tracey Ponce of Franklin, TN; one son Mike Clayton of Oconomowoc, WI; one sister, Kathy Boyd Osbron of Buchanan, TN; one brother, Phillip (Patsy) Boyd of Paris, TN; five grandchildren, Andrew Hood, Gabi Clayton, Zach Clayton, Nick (Nicole) Segui, and Max Ponce; one great grandchild, Zoey Segui; three nieces, Trish Boyd, Donna Plumley, and Susan Melton; and three nephews, Joey Boyd, Jamie Osbron, and Jason Osbron.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, April 5, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be 11:00 am Saturday, April 6, 2019 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.  Cremation will follow the service with burial at a later date.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Paris Community of Christ Church, 1404 Lone Oak Road, Paris, TN  38242.

Dana Corey

Dana Paul Corey, age 84 of New Concord, KY, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at his residence in New Concord, KY.

 

He moved to Paris in 1966 from Saint Louis, MO, with Emerson Electric.  He retired after a long career with Emerson that spanned for over 40 years.  Dana was a longtime, faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Paris where he was a member of the Ambassadors Sunday school class.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a master woodworker who could build anything with his hands.  He enjoyed reading, working Sudoku puzzles, and going to Playhouse in the Park in Murray.  Dana loved to travel with his wife anytime and anywhere.  He loved his family, especially his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.  Dana was truly a remarkable person in every sense of the word and will be missed by many.

 

Dana was born April 8, 1934, in Saint Louis, MO, to the late Dana Paul Corey, Sr., and the late Dessie Hampton Corey.

 

He was married July 8, 1972, to his wife of 46 years, Dora Corey, who survives, of New Concord, KY.

 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by three children, Rick (Noi) Knott of San Antonio, TX, Keith (Denise) Corey of Paris, TN, and Craig (Corrie) Corey of Virginia Beach, VA; one son-in-law, Louie Williams of New Concord, KY; three sisters-in-law, Brenda (Glen) Stubblefield of New Concord, KY, Loretta Meador of New Concord, KY, and Marsha (Don) McClure of Murray, KY; six grandchildren, Mary (Fred) Diehl of San Antonio, TX, Richard (Aly) Knott of Myrtle Beach, SC, Regina (Greg) Collins of New Concord, KY, Bryan (Lori) Williams of New Concord, KY, Brent Corey of Paris, TN, and Kristen Corey of Paris, TN; six great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Williams.

 

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the memorial service to begin at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Joe Hansen officiating.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be all members of the Paris First United Methodist Church Ambassadors Sunday school class.

 

A private family burial of cremains will follow the memorial service.

 

Memorials may be made to:  McCuiston Cemetery Fund, c/o Glen & Brenda Stubblefield, 84 Cypress Trail, New Concord, KY 42076   or   First United Methodist Church, 101 East Blythe Street, Paris, TN 38242.

Henrietta Walters Hill

Ms. Henrietta Walters Hill, age 87, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her funeral will be held graveside, 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Walters Cemetery with Bro. Mike Wimberley officiating and burial to follow the service. Family and friends will act as pallbearers. Visitation for Ms. Hill is scheduled on Tuesday from 11:00 A.M. until 2:30 P.M. at McEvoy Funeral Home prior to the graveside service.

Henrietta Walters Hill was born on December 28, 1931 in Henry County to the late Thomas Henry Walters and the late Esma Wimberley Walters. She married Elroy Scruggs Hill on April 27, 1952 and he preceded her in death on September 7, 1988. She is survived by her daughter, Jan (Joe) Mitchell of Paris; son, Dan (Debbie) Hill of Springville; grandchildren, Daniel Hill (Wes Hasty), Amanda Hill (Corey) Word, Emily Sibley, Matthew Hodge; great grandchildren, Laynie Word Murray, Noble Redden, and Annabeth Word; sister in law, Edith Walters of Eaton, Tennessee; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members. Besides her parents and husband, Henrietta is also preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Crawford Walters.

Ms. Hill worked in the banking industry for many years. She was an avid genealogist who enjoyed sewing and playing the piano and organ. Henrietta really loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to: Walters Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 835 Mays Bridge Road, Springville, TN 38256

Charlene "Charlie" Whitford

Charlene Hays Whitford, age 66 of Puryear, TN, died Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

She formerly worked at Comalloy International Corporation in Nashville, TN, and Bethany Christian Services in Nashville, TN.  Charlie moved to Puryear from Mount Juliet in 2012 to care for her father.  She was a member of North Fork Baptist Church in Puryear.  She enjoyed growing tomatoes and gardening, and loved her granddaughter, Josephine.

Charlie was born October 9, 1952, to Charles E. Paschall, who survives, of Puryear, TN, and the late Carlene Stephens Paschall.

She is survived by two sons, Matthew "Matt" (Rena) Whitford of Franklin, TN, and Joshua (Flor) Whitford of Hermitage, TN; one brother, Charles “Butch” (Sandra) Paschall of Puryear, TN; one granddaughter, Josephine Whitford of Franklin, TN; two nieces, Pam (Steve) DeLuca, and Kimmi (Paul) Hayes; two nephews, Steven Pistilli and Kerry (Pam) Paschall; and a cousin, Debbie (Roger) Rhodes of Hazel, KY.

In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Judy Kay Pistilli.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Monday, April 1, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Malcolm Norton and Charlie Miles officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Tilman Paschall, Roger Rhodes, Joshua Hunt, Paul Hayes, Jeremy Schultz, and Jim Eddy.

Burial will be in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Joan Baker

Joan Carolyn Baker, age 60 of Springville, TN, died Friday, March 29, 2019, at her residence in Springville, TN.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed crafting, sewing, gardening, and planting flowers.  Joan was a member of West Wood Pentecostal Church of God in Paris.

Joan was born July 22, 1958, in Dyersburg, TN, to the late James Malcom Davis and the late Agnes Laverne Burlison Davis.

She was married February 1, 2002, to Jeff Baker, who survives, of Springville, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Tiffany (Jessie) Pewitt of McKenzie, TN; one son, Christopher (Jamie) Dicus of Sheffield, AL; three sisters, Vicky (Jerry) Hardin of Dyersburg, TN, Edith Bevis of Newbern, TN, and Nancy (Jerry) Jernigan of Dyersburg, TN; one brother, Jimmy (Misty) Davis of Camden, TN; one sister-in-law, Lori Davis of Trimble, TN; four grandchildren; father-in-law, Harry Baker, Sr., of Springville, TN; sister-in-law, Melissa (Tim) Swor of Springville, TN; and brother-in-law, Harry Baker, Jr., of Mount Juliet, TN.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Davis and Mike Davis; one brother-in-law, Eddie Bevis; and her mother-in-law, Paula Baker.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Monday, April 1, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Joe Page officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Mark “Bubba” Brown, Chuck Davis, John Taylor Davis, Tim Swor, John Dudenhoffer, Austin Dicus, Jayce Pewitt, and Danny Hardin, Jr.

Burial will be in Henry County Tabernacle Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Glenn Brown

Mr. Glenn Brown age 80 of Henry, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at his residence. His funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 29, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with son in law, Dale Joyner to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation is scheduled on Thursday at McEvoy from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. and again on Friday after 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

Robert Glenn Brown was born May 9, 1938 in Henry, Tennessee to the late Irvin K. Brown and the late Annie Hamlin Brown. He married Betty McKenzie Brown on October 21, 1954 and she survives in Henry. He is also survived by daughters, Cindy (Dale) Joyner of Henry, Tambre (Robert) Abbott of Paris, and Hope (John Lowery) Brown of Mansfield; brother, Bill (Joan) Brown of McKenzie; grandchildren, Jil Joyner, Matt Joyner, Justin (Leah) Marr, Andrew (Kayla) Marr, Trevor (Nicole) Marr, Bo Abbott, Aaron Abbott, and Pyper Abbott; and twelve great grandchildren. Besides his parents, Glenn is also preceded in death by his brother, Jim Brown.

Mr. Brown was a longtime employee of Holley Carburetor and was affectionately known as "Shorty" by his co-workers.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

Gerald Taylor

Mr. Gerald H. Taylor age 73 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at St. Thomas West in Nashville. His funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, March 28, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Kevin Sprague of First Church of Nazarene, Bamberg, South Carolina officiating. Burial will follow the service in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Named as pallbearers are Gary Taylor, Kenneth Taylor, Mark Taylor, Lynn Taylor, Larry Taylor, and David Taylor; honorary pallbearers are John McDougal and Danny Ellis. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday and again on Thursday after 11:00 A.M. until time of service.

Gerald Harris Taylor was born November 19, 1945 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Malcolm Green Taylor and the late Joy Bell Harris Taylor. He married Shirley Hammonds Taylor on April 18, 1981 and she preceded him in death July 29,  2002 and he is also preceded in death by his special friend and companion, Virginia Lange who died October 29, 2018. Gerald is survived by his daughter, Cindy Taylor of Paris; son, Jeff (Valerie) Taylor of Paris; sister, Karen Sprague of Puryear; brothers, Gary Taylor of Puryear, Kenneth (Kathy) Taylor of Paris, Lynn (Lisa) Taylor of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Mark (Roxanne) Taylor of Paris; grandchildren, Kayla Taylor, Lee Taylor, Clay (Bekka) Taylor, and Lauren Taylor; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Gerald is also preceded in death by his brother in law, Larry Sprague.

Mr. Taylor was a 1964 graduate of E.W. Grove High School. He was a Baptist by faith and formerly attended Birds Creek Baptist Church. Gerald worked at Paris Building Supply for many years and also at Pope Concrete Company. He was a sports fanatic, a well known bowler, and coached Babe Ruth baseball.

Memorials for Gerald Taylor may be made to: Henry County Sheriff's Office Animal Shelter, 622 Jones Bend Road, Paris, TN 38242

Everett Earhart

Mr. Everett Jackson Earhart, Sr., age 91, of Dover, passed away, Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home, Clarksville, TN.  He was born April 19, 1927 in Stewart County, TN, son of the late Paul and Irene Durrwacther Earhart.  Mr. Earhart served in the US Navy during WWII, and attended the First Christian Church in Dover.  He worked as a farmer and a logger. 

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sisters, Ruby Dryer and Myra Lois Earhart, brothers, Jasper Earhart, Elroy Earhart, Edwin Earhart, and Stanley Earhart. 

Survivors include his beloved wife of 70 years Mary Arzilla Earhart, of Dover, son, Everett Earhart, Jr., Dover, daughters, Kathy Earhart, Dover, Paulette Williams, Stewart, Mary Wallace, Nashville, Anna Keatts, Dover, and Rebekah Petkoff, Denver, CO, grandchildren, Jeremy Bogard, Tiffany Rau, Tyler Wallace, Daniel Morris, Toby Earhart, Adam Earhart, Grayson Hansard, Heather Atkins, Lacey Biggs, Eli Keatts, Joey Reynolds, Alexis Reynolds, Tim Petkoff, and Angela Petkoff, 20 great grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild. 

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Anglin Funeral Home with Carl Newberry officiating, burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Wednesday and 12 pm until the time of service Thursday.  Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements are entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home, Dover, TN.

Joe Pat Elkins

Joe Pat Elkins, age 87 of Puryear passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 at Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Ky. His funeral will be 2:00 PM Monday, March 25, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with John Dale officiating. Burial will follow at Green Plains Cemetery in Hazel, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 3:00-6:00 PM Sunday and after 12:00 PM Monday prior to the service at 2:00. Pallbearers will be Brad Renfro, Jonathan Renfro, Evan Smith and Paul Ballegeer. Honorary pallbearer will be Ronnie Kellerman.

Joe Pat Elkins was born April 2, 1931 in Hazel, Kentucky to the late W.C. "Rowdy" Elkins and the late Pearl Davenport Elkins. On June 14, 1958 he married Peggye Taylor Elkins and she survives in Puryear, TN. He is also survived by two daughters: Zana (Brad) Renfro of Paducah, KY and Kim Smith of Nashville, TN; four grandchildren: Leigh Ann Renfro (Paul) Ballegeer of Paducah, KY, Evan Smith of Nashville, TN, Jonathan Renfro of Lexington, KY and Leslie Smith of Spring Hill, TN; and a great grandchild expected in April, Luke Taylor Ballegeer.

Besides his parents, Mr. Elkins was also preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie Kane Elkins.

Mr. Elkins graduated from Murray State University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and was a Sigma Chi. He was a member of East Wood Church of Christ and a United States Navy Veteran. He was owner of Elkins Farms and he was a horse lover and trainer. Mr. Elkins was owner and operator of Elkins Real Estate Agency. He was an active volunteer in the following: Henry County Saddle Club, 4H Club, Rotary Club, Elks Lodge, and Harrelson Elementary School.

Memorials for Joe Pat Elkins may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

Joni Keesee

Loretta Joan “Joni” Keesee age 59 of Puryear, died Friday March 22, 2019, at the Henry County Medical Center.

Joni was cashier at Lowes in Paris. She was a member of the Christian Community Church in Murray, KY. Along with her husband she formerly worked in a Motorcross Ministry, where they organized activities for family members of the participants at the various motorcross events. She also enjoyed making crafts and loved to sing karoke.

Born July 11, 1959, in Cleveland, OH, she was the daughter of Roy Dillon of Puryear and the late Virginia Sanders Merrell.

Joni married David Keesee August 31, 2002, who survives of Puryear.

Along with her husband and father, additional survivors include two children, Edward Hilt of Puryear and Charity Todd of Murray, KY; a sister, Gale Vickery of Paris; five grandchildren, Dylan Kall-Hilt, Traya Edwards, Bella Edwards, Zayden Jones and Zaylie Shaffer; a nephew, Gregg Barnhart of Paris and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, will be handling her arrangements.

Her body is to be cremated.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 4 pm at the VFW Post 1889 2512 E. Wood St., Paris, TN 38242.

Jerry Powell, Sr.

Jerry Powell, Sr., age 76 of Paris, TN, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at his residence in Paris, TN. 

He worked on the assembly line for many years at Midland/Haldex.  He also formerly worked at Lewis & Williams in Paris.  Jerry was an accomplished musician who loved playing bass and saxophone to entertain.  He played at Southside, Country Junction, and was a former member of the Barons in Paris.  He enjoyed fishing.

Jerry was born July 30, 1942, in Trezevant, TN, to the late Robert Powell and the late Mary Francis Bland Powell.

He is survived by one son, Jerry (Lydia) Powell, Jr., of Springville, TN; former wife, Betty Jo Powell of Puryear, TN; one sister, Dean Wyatt of Millington, TN; two brothers, Sammy (Kay) Powell of Dyersburg, TN, and Johnny (Lynn) Powell of Nashville, TN; three grandchildren, Samantha (Matt) Mead of Springville, TN, Shandi (Andrew) Cooper of Paris, TN, and Kaitlyn (Terry Goins) Powell of Chattanooga, TN; seven great grandchildren, Tiffany Mead, Rachel Mead, Charlie Mead, Greyson Cooper, Oliver Cooper, Keighley Cooper, and Lucille Goins.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Powell Smith Hyder; and two brothers, Tommy Powell and James Robert Powell.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated with no services planned.

The family would like to thank Henry County Medical Center Hospice and the A-team sitters for the wonderful care they provided to Jerry. 

Ann Myers

Ann Munson Myers, age 84 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at her residence in Paris, TN.

She was the owner & operator of Universal Coatings for many years.  She was a longtime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris.  Ann loved to read and was a member of Friends of the W.G. Rhea Library.  She was a former member of the Paris Henry County Arts Council and a strong supporter of youth sports in the local community. Ann was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. 

Ann was born April 30, 1934, in Pittsburg, PA, to the late Stanley Munson and the late Barbara Vinski Munson.

She was married January 24, 1953, to John Christopher Myers, who preceded her in death on October 22, 1997.

She is survived by one daughter, Molly Myers of Murray, KY; three sons, Tom (Wanda) Myers of Paris, TN, Kenny (Susan) Myers of Metropolis, IL, and John (Elise) Myers of Griffin, GA; one daughter-in-law, Kathy Myers of Springville, TN; one brother, John (Mary Lou) Munson of Conneaut, OH; 12 grandchildren, Ryan Myers, Matt (Marbrey) Myers, Sawyer Myers, Cain (Lauren) Myers, Rachel Myers, Erica Myers, T.J. (Kalie) Myers, Nicole Myers, Jodi Myers, Jacob Myers, Avery Wilmurth, and Annabel Wilmurth; and six great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Douglas Richard Myers; and four brothers, Ed Munson, Stanley Munson, Chuck Munson, and Joe Munson.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Friday, March 22, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  The funeral mass will be Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with Father Martin Orjianioke officiating. 

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Friends of the W.G. Rhea Library, 400 West Washington Street, Paris, TN 38242   or   Paris-Henry County Arts Council, PO Box 1045, Paris, TN 38242.

Gerald Wayne Jerry Wilson

Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Wilson, age 86 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at his residence.

He retired as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army and served as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne. He also served in the Vietnam and Korean wars. Jerry formerly worked at Reeves Service Center in Florence, KY. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Paris. He enjoyed carpentry, fishing, simulated flying, metal detecting, and he loved watching his birds.

Jerry was born July 15, 1932, to the late William Taylor Wilson and the late Vera Sanders Wilson.

He was first married to Charlotte Dunn Wilson, who preceded him in death. He was later married on June 2, 1982, to Betty Ann Wilson, who preceded him in death on November 8, 2011.

He is survived by five daughters, Deborah (Pete) Hall of Martin, TN, Dianne (Shaun) Steburg of Moncks Corner, SC, Patricia Lewis of Paris, TN, Jo Ann (Paul) Hagadorn of Florence, KY, and Teresa (Wayne) Skaggs of Paris, TN; one son, Gerald (Michelle) Wilson, Jr., of Fairview, TN; one sister, JoAnn (Jeff) Wheeler of Paris, TN; one brother, Cecil (Virginia) Wilson of Sylvania, OH; one step-sister, Bonnie (Richard) Lemmons of Florida; one step-brother, Marlin Pack of Colorado; 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

In addition to his parents, his first wife, and his second wife, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Cleo Wilson and James G. Wilson; two step-brothers, Jim Pack and George Pack; and two grandsons, Kevin W. Wilson and Jericho Baker.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 2:00 pm at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN, with Robert Baker officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Timmy Baker, PJ Hall, Brian Harris, Dakota Wilson, Jeremy Causey, Ashley Skaggs, and Amber Harris.

Burial will follow the graveside service in Memorial Cemetery.

Jerry McCann

Jerry McCann age 67 of Paris, TN, died Monday March 18, 2019, at her residence.

She was a member of Vandyke Church of Christ where she was very active in church activities including crocheting blankets for newborn babies. Jerry was retired from Forever Communications where she served as office manager in the Paris office for over 20 years.

Born January 6, 1952, in Paris, she was the daughter of the late Howard Oakley and the late Jennie Paschall Oakley Pace.

Jerry is survived by her two children: Nicki (Chris) Escue of Portland, TN and Chad Oakley of Jackson, TN; and a granddaughter Annalise Escue.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Donna Ivy.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242. Memorial visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 4-7 pm with a memorial service to follow in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Roger Banks and Randy Stephens officiating.

Marilyn Becker

Marilyn A. Becker, age 83 of Springville passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at McKenzie Healthcare & Rehab Center. Her celebration of life will be 2:00 PM Saturday, March 23, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Craig Peevyhouse officiating. Burial of cremated remains will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at 2:00.

Marilyn A. Becker was born February 24, 1936 in Heyworth, Illinois to the late Earl Tague and the late Irene Cox Tague. On January 30, 1960 she married Leland Max "Scorch" Becker and he preceded her in death on September 8, 1994.

Ms. Becker is survived by three daughters: Pamela Becker of Knoxville, and Revita (James) Krezinski and Tammy O'Rourke both of Paris; three sons: Greg (Rose) Garren of Decatur, IL, Bruce (Robin) Becker of Fairhope, AL and Steve (Trish) Becker of Troy, TN; two brothers: Marvon (Patsy) Tague and Moe (Donna) Tague both of Decatur, IL; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Alberta Tague; and special friend, Priscilla Dettmer.

Besides her parents and husband, Ms. Becker was also preceded in death by four sisters and eight brothers.

Marilyn Becker loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and riding in the country.

Bryan Watson

Bryan Watson, age 43 of Paris passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Russwood Baptist Church with James Garner to officiate.

Bryan Watson was born July 30, 1975 in Chicago, IL to the late Buddy Watson and Sandie (Bob) McCoy of Buchanan, TN. He is also survived by his fiancée, Kim French of Paris, TN; two brothers: Buddy (Daniella) Watson of Warrenville, IL and Kevin Watson of Park Ridge, IL; aunt, Kathy Boyd of Paris; uncle, Rick (Carol) Watson of Paris; nieces: Tammy (James) Garner and Kim (Rick) Pevyhouse all of Paris; plus numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins from out of town.

Betty Thompson

Ms. Betty Jane Evans Thompson, age 76, of Paris, Tennessee passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. Her funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Dusty Stout officiating. Burial will follow the service in Community Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are Neil Thompson, Chad Thompson, Tommy Hollingsworth, Joey Michuda, David Evans, and Darrell Evans; honorary pallbearers will be Dwayne Evans, Duhl Evans, Jerry Freeland, Tristan Evans, and Ryan Kyle. Visitation is scheduled on Monday from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Tuesday after 12:00 P.M. until service time.

Betty Jane Evans Thompson was born September 9, 1942 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late George F. Evans and the late Georgia Lurlene Smith Evans. She is survived by her daughter: Tammy (Jerry) Freeland of Paris; sons: Jeff (Roxanne) Thompson of Paris and Joey Thompson of Puryear; brothers: Dwayne (Fay) Evans of Paris an Duhl (Shelly) Evans of Puryear; grandchildren: Megan Hollingsworth, Neil (Katie) Thompson, Chad (Holly) Thompson, Matt Cleaver, and Jimmy Dale Thompson Johnson; great grandchildren: McKray Brown, Bayleigh Thompson, Conner Thompson, Kaylen Thompson, and Braden Thompson; several nieces and nephews, other family members and best friend: Linda Stanley. Besides her parents, Betty is also preceded in death by grandchildren: Chris Archie and Heather Marie Hollingsworth and her special friend: James Thompson.

Ms. Thompson worked and retired from Emerson Electric Company. Betty was a Baptist by faith and was a member of the VFW Post 1889.

Mike Abbey

Mike Abbey, age 69 of Paris, TN, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

He worked for many years as an automobile mechanic, along with working in construction.  He was a member of Tennessee Valley Community Church in Paris and the Christian Motorcycle Association.  Mike was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of AmVets Post 45 where he served as a veteran’s service officer, and 3rd Vice.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 89 and the VFW Post 1889.  He was a former member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1046 in Jacksonville, FL.  Mike loved helping veterans and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Mike was born August 27, 1949, in St. Louis, MO, to the late Ambrose Francis Abbey and the late Eleanor Rosalie Averbeck Abbey.

He was married May 8, 2003, to Patricia Terrazas Abbey, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Sara (Bernd) Kollmann of Paris, TN; one son, Brian (Kris) Abbey of Jeffersonville, IN; one stepdaughter, Marianna (Christopher) Carr of Elizabethton, TN; one stepson, Samuel Shell of Tennessee; one sister, Judy (Randy) Bauer of Ohio; five grandchildren, Austin Harris, Houston Abbey, Kaitlyn Kollmann, Kian Abbey, and Logan Abbey; two great grandchildren, Bexlynn Harris and Natalie Harris; and several other step grandchildren, nephews, and great nephew and nieces.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  A graveside memorial service will follow the visitation on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads in Wildersville, TN.

Honorary Pallbearers will be all veterans.

Entombment of cremains will follow the service in the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads.

Memorials may be made to:  The Mike Abbey Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Charles Franklin "Charlie" Brown

Charles Franklin “Charlie” Brown, age 76 of Paris TN, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Belfast, Ireland while on a trip with his family.  

He was a faithful member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus council #7086 and a fourth degree Knight in Mother Teresa Assembly.  Charlie was a longtime Pharmacist in Paris.  He formerly worked at Sullivans Drug Store and Watsons Pharmacy, and then for many years at Medical Center Pharmacy where he was a co-owner and operator until his retirement.  He was a former chairman of the Henry County Beer Board.  He was a member of the Shed House Group, and he enjoyed gardening, lawn work, woodworking, being at the lake, and being outdoors.  

Born April 6, 1942 in Paris, TN he was a son of the late Austin A. Brown and the late Julia F. Brisendine Brown.

He was married on August 8, 1964 Frances Ellis “Fran” Brown and she survives of Paris, TN.  He is also survived by three sons, Mike (Kathy) Brown, Mark Brown, and Paul Brown all of Paris TN; and four grandchildren, Austin (Caroline) Brown of Memphis TN, Matthew Brown of Paris TN, Hannah Nichols of Paris TN, and Ava Brown of Paris TN.

Besides his parents, Charlie was also preceded in death by one brother, David Brown.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris TN.  Visitation will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 3 – 7 pm with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dan Bundy, Stan Summers, Ryan Parrish, Rob Nichols, Mike Callendar, Louis Long, Jeff Marr, and Scott Geirhart

Named as honorary pallbearers are Jack Nichols, members of the Shed House, and Knights of Columbus.

Memorials may be made to:  Tomorrow’s Hope, 211 North Brewer St, Paris, TN  38242,   The American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX. 75284-0692,  or  Henry County Relay For Life, PO Box 1505, Paris, TN   38242.

Evelyn Anderson

Evelyn Carol Anderson, age 65 of Henry, TN, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at her residence in Henry, TN.

She retired after many years of working the assembly line at Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris.  Evelyn enjoyed fishing and gardening and she loved her grandchild.  She was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Henry, TN.

Evelyn was born May 23, 1953, to the late John Henry Lee and the late Ruth Evelyn Mathis Lee.

She was married May 1, 2000, to Tommy Anderson, who survives, of Henry, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one son, Tommy (Brandy) Valentine of Henry, TN; one sister, Dorothy Bazzell of Henry, TN; one grandson, John William Valentine; and best friend, Carolyn Scott.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Doris Lee; and three brothers, John Lee, James Lee, and Charles Lee.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with John Lee officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Tommy Moody, Tracey Lee, Billy Moody, Tim Ballard, and Tony Milam.

Burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  The Evelyn Anderson Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Brenda Mathis

Brenda Mathis Quinn, age 71 of Paris, TN, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

 

She was a former teacher in the New Madrid County School System in Missouri.  She was Baptist and enjoyed reading and learning.

 

Brenda was born May 24, 1947 in Paris, TN to the late James Lloyd Mathis and the late Dathel Eulene Ownby Mathis. 

 

She is survived by one daughter, Karen (Wayne) Hughes of Paris, TN; one son, Russell (Laura) Quinn of Kimberly, AL; three sisters, Nancy (Ricky) Madden of Paris, TN, Trudi Telkamp of McKenzie, TN, and Karen Mathis of Dallas, TX; one brother, Dwayne (Jan) Mathis of Paris, TN; and seven grandchildren, Hannah (Daniel) Harris, Sarah Quinn, Ellen Quinn, Abigail Quinn, Mary Quinn, Alyssa Hughes, and Kate Hughes. 

 

Besides her parents, Brenda was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul Mathis.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 10 am – 12 pm.  The funeral service will be Wednesday at 12:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with her son, Dr. Russell Quinn officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be Daniel Harris, Barry Mathis, Caleb Dunn, Liston Madden, Mike McSwain, and Michael Mason.

 

Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Garden.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Tennessee Kidney Foundation, 37 Peabody St., Suite 206, Nashville, TN. 37210.

Harold Plumley

Harold Johnson Plumley, age 92,died Fri. March 8th at the Sommerfield Health Center located at the Heritage in Franklin, TN.

He was raised on an Indiana tenant farm during the Great Depression, he was inducted into the US Army Force immediately out of high school. He was awarded the WWII Victory Medal and Army Air Force Certificate of Achievement.

Harold became a CPA in Indiana, before acquiring a small manufacturing business in Paris in 1967. At first it employed 35 people with sales of $600K a year. When he sold Plumley Companies in 1995 it had grown to 1200 employees with annual sales exceeding $100M.

Harold was born February 27, 1927 in Convoy, Ohio and he is survived by his wife of 69 years Opal A. Plumley, four sons Michael, Stephen, Richard, and William, and by 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers-Dean and Chalmer.

Memorial services will be held March 14th at 11am int he First Presbyterian Church in Franklin.

Randy Wade

Randy Wade, age 60 of Paris, TN, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Henry County Medical Center.

Randy was a member of Como Church of Christ.  He formerly worked at the Henry County Highway Dept.  He loved his family, friends, and church family and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Randy was born April 26, 1958 in Jackson, MS to the late R. L.  Bob Wade and the late Willene Hicks Berkley.

He was married on September 2, 1977 to Vickie Smith Wade and she survives of Paris, TN.   Randy is also survived by two daughters, Nakisha (Scott) Peach of Paris, TN and Shannon (Jason) Smith of Paris, TN; two sisters, Debbie (Larry) Owen of Paris, TN, and Bobbie (Harry Lee) Walker of Puryear, TN;  five brothers, Ricky (Vanessa) Wade of Paris, TN,  Marty Wright of Jackson, TN, Ronnie Wade of Paris, TN, Jimmy Wade of Paris, TN, and John (Tina) Wade of Perryville, MO; seven grandchildren, Hailee Fincher, Garrett (Cody) Boone, Macy Peach, Zander Peach, Emilee Smith, Noah Smith, and Ethan Smith; two great grandchildren, Rylan Fincher, and Grayson Nash; and one uncle, Billy Dale (Beth) Hicks of Mansfield, TN.

Besides his parents, Randy was also preceded in death by one brother, Mark Wright; and one grandchild, Trent Fincher.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.   Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 12 – 3 pm with the funeral service at 3:00 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Rex Buford officiating.  Cremation will follow the service.

Memorials may be made to: The Randy Wade Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, PO Box 788, Paris, TN  38242.

June Anderson

June Rushing Anderson, 82 retired from Maury County Register of Deeds, died Saturday March, 9 2019 at her residence in Maury County.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Anderson will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. at Graymere Church of Christ with John Vaughn officiating. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Oakes and Nichols, Tuesday from 11:00 – 1:00 P.M. at the church, and Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris, Tennessee. A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Walker Cemetery also in Paris.

Memorials may be made to Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, 298 Middle Road, Riverhead, NY 11901. 

Born April 30, 1936 in Benton County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Watts Rushing and Idea Phifer Rushing. Mrs. Anderson married her husband Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Anderson on May 28, 1953, who preceded her in death on July 24, 2005. She worked for the Maury County Register of Deeds for 25 years. Mrs. Anderson enjoyed playing tennis and bridge. Mrs. Anderson was a very active member of the Graymere Church of Christ, and loved her church family dearly.

She is survived by her son Jonathan Wayne Anderson (Tonya Underwood); daughter Allison Patterson of Hixson, TN; grandchild Kaitlyn Patterson of Birchwood, TN; sister Ethel Rose Paschall of Paris, TN; sister in law Jean Anderson; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Anderson is preceded in death by her sister Ernestine Rushing; son in law Pat Patterson; brother in law Bob Anderson.

Pallbearers will include John Paschall, Stan Wilson, Wayne Fuqua, Chad Howard, Jordan Hughes, Spencer LeBlanc, Jacob Canaday, and David Rushing.

Dr. Dennis Wieck

Dennis J. Wieck, MD, passed away peacefully at home on March 8, 2019. Born July 8, 1955 in St. Louis, MO., he was the son of Mary Ann (Quinlan) Wieck and the late Thomas S. Wieck. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Leigh Ann Jones Wieck, two children Kimberly Denise Leach (Jacob) and Elizabeth Leigh Wieck; three grandchildren Karsin Leach, Reagan Leach and Mesa Leach; and brothers Lawrence T. Wieck (Mary) and Gerald V. Wieck (Patricia).

Dennis graduated with an aerospace administration degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where later his interest in emergency medicine developed. Upon becoming a paramedic Dennis worked for the ambulance service and in the hospital emergency room in Murfreesboro. This exposure to medicine and patient care motivated Dennis to return to school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in Memphis where he received his medical degree. After completing his residency training at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, West Virginia, Dennis returned to Tennessee to begin his medical career as an OB/GYN. practicing in Tullahoma, Dyersburg, and Shelbyville. Nearly ten years ago, Dennis settled in Paris at the Paris Women’s Center, Henry County Medical Center where he enjoyed the lasting relationships that he developed with his patients, and other medical professionals.

Dennis maintained his interest in electronics and became a licensed ham radio operator in the 1970’s. With his radio and communication experience he worked with the Henry County Emergency Management Agency and was involved in Emergency Communications and Disaster preparedness for the Paris community and West Tennessee. As a licensed pilot Dennis stayed active in the aviation and was a member of the EAA – Experimental Aircraft Association. His love of barbeque led him to many competitions and ultimately becoming a certified Kansas City Barbeque Society judge. Dennis was a member of the NRA and active in the community of Paris as a supporter of the Paris Henry County Arts Council and Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 11, 2019, from 4 to 7 PM at Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, Tennessee. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1210 E. Wood St., Paris, Tennessee. Entombment to follow the Funeral Mass at Rose Lawn Mausoleum 1695 Highway 69, Paris Tennessee.

Pallbearers are Otis Watson, Ron Watkins, Jerry Wieck, Josh Walsh, Bobby McDaniel and Stephen Wieck. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Wieck, Jacob Leach, Karsin Leach, Curtis Johnson, Jimmy Floyd, Mike Mann, Buddy Chelstorp and Jimmy Lee.

The Wieck family would like to especially thank the private team of providers, practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurses and friends for providing such wonderful attentive care looking after Dennis’ every need.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Easton’s Angels, P.O. Box 1371, Paris, Tennessee 38242, or Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1210 E. Wood St., Paris, Tennessee, 38242.

Chris Allen

Chris Allen, age 45 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Paris, TN.

 

He loved riding motorcycles, fishing, and music.  Chris was very creative and loved to make things with his hands.  He enjoyed being with family. 

 

Christopher was born July 29, 1973, in Paris, TN, to Regina Allen of Henry, TN, and Ricky Allen (Rebecca French) of Paris, TN. 

 

Along with his parents, he is also survived by two daughters, Kylie Allen of Jackson, TN, and Destany Allen of Henry, TN; one son, Koby Jones of Parsons, TN; one stepdaughter, Alexis Gouge of Paris, TN; one stepson, Fabian Gouge of Paris, TN; one half-sister, Rikkian Allen of Paris, TN; grandparents, Joe (Margaret) Allen of Paris, TN; four grandchildren, Kane Allen, Righteous Allen, Koda Ingram, and Waylon Ingram; special friend, Retha Smith of Henry, TN; two aunts, Susie Rayburn Lee of Tampa, FL, and Vicky Jo (David) Paschall of Puryear, TN; one uncle, Jerry Rayburn of McKenzie, TN; one niece, Savanna Allen; and two nephews, Shawn Allen Bricker and Cashton Halstead.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kenneth & Lucille Rayburn.

 

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Monday, March 11, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Wilbur Farmer officiating. 

 

Pallbearers will be Jerry Paul Melton, Jeremy Pugh, James “Binbo” Henderson, Fabian Gouge, Kenny Allen, and Anthony Grande.

 

Burial will be in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Cemetery in Springville, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  The Chris Allen Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Louise Travis

Louise Marshall Travis, age 94 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at her residence in Paris, TN.

 

She was a homemaker who formerly worked in the auction business with her husband, and at the Clippard Plant in Paris.  Louise was a graduate of Grove High School and a very faithful member of Maplewood Baptist Church.  She enjoyed gardening flowers, making quilts, cooking, and loved her church family.

 

Louise was born March 13, 1924, in Paris, TN, to the late Robert Gaylon Marshall and the late Nellie R. Paschall Marshall.

 

She was married to James Edward Travis, who preceded her in death on September 13, 1996.

 

She is survived by one daughter-in-law, Norma Travis of Paris, TN; two granddaughters, Julie Travis of Paris, TN, and Jennifer Travis of Paris, TN; and one niece, Sandra Marshall Byrum of Olive Branch, MS.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Terry Edward Travis; and one brother, Charles Marshall.  

 

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242, where visitation will be Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and continue Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Corey Cain officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be Kevin Miles, Gary Vandiver, Kenny Cook, Jimmy Barrett, Dale Aston, Randy Spencer.

 

Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Gene Reagor

Eugene “Gene” Reagor, age 90 of Paris, TN, died Friday, March 8, 2019, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He retired after many years as a self-employed carpenter.  He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church in Springville.  Gene was a champion cutting horse rider and a stock car champion driver in his younger days.  He loved being outdoors and enjoyed hunting, especially bird hunting.  His family was his greatest accomplishment and he adored his daughter and granddaughters. 

Gene was born November 13, 1928, in Dyersburg, TN, to the late William E. Reagor and the late Emma Gann Reagor.

He was married June 9, 1951 to Lorine Byrd Reagor, who preceded him in death on September 18, 1999.

He is survived by one daughter, Lana (Jerry) Joyner of Paris, TN; one stepdaughter, Wanda (John) Smith and her family of West Chicago, IL; two brothers, Ed (Nancy) Reagor of Paris, TN, and Dub (Mary) Reagor of Paris, TN; two grandchildren, Christi Cross of Paris, TN, and Jennifer Miller of Benton, KY; seven great grandchildren, Ryan Cross, Madison (Denton) Jordan, Jay Cross, Nathan (Vanessa) Cross, Emma Cross, Sam Cross, and Gavin Miller; and one great-great grandchild.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Irene Adamson; and two brothers, Bob Flanagan and Bill Reagor. 

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242, where visitation will be Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Monday, March 11, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Monday, March 11, 2019, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Tony Crossnoe and Todd Henson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ed Reagor, Bob Baldwin, Gavin Miller, Eddie Reagor, Randy Peale, and Milton Peale.

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105   or   Henry County Medical Center Hospice, 311 East Wood Street, Paris TN 38242.

Benny "Red" Harris

Benny “Red” Harris, age 82 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

He retired after many years as a foreman with the Board of Public Utilities in Paris.  Benny attended Foundry Hill Community of Christ in Puryear.  He enjoyed hunting, especially coon hunting, loved coon hounds and was a former member of the Henry County Coon Club.  He also enjoyed gardening.

Benny was born June 25, 1936, in Etowah, TN, to the late Alerd Harris and the late Wille Mae Evans Harris.

He was married December 5, 1968, to Kay VanCleave Harris, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Karen Harris and fiancé Eddie Anderson of Paris, TN; one stepdaughter, Kathy Dunlap (Kenny) Brewer of Paducah, KY; one stepson, Robert “Bubba” (Diana) Dunlap of Puryear, TN; two sisters, Patricia Bronson of Jacksonville, FL, and Ann Wallace of Jacksonville, FL; and several step grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one stepson, Richard “Box” Dunlap; one sister, Odean Green; and four brothers, J.R. Harris, Charles Ray Harris, Joe Harris, and Eugene Harris.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 1:00 pm at Foundry Hill Community of Christ Cemetery in Puryear, TN, with Dale Gallimore officiating.

Pallbearers will be Tony Nance, Dwayne Craig, Lewis Clary, Cody Craig, Eddie Anderson, and Frankie Nance.

Burial will follow the graveside service in Foundry Hill Community of Christ Cemetery. 

Jerry Norton

William Jerry Norton, age 74 of Buchanan, TN, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at his residence in Buchanan, TN.

He retired as a self-employed framing contractor.  Jerry enjoyed working, loved fishing, and enjoyed discussing politics.

Jerry was born July 1, 1944, in Springville, TN, to the late Bonnie Brooks “BB” Norton and the late Ara Robbins Norton.

He was married May 11, 1961, to Patricia Carol Turner Norton, who preceded him in death on March 27, 2016.

He is survived by one daughter, Tonya Morris of Buchanan, TN; one son, Tony (Melanie) Norton of Jackson, TN; three grandchildren, Kacie (Aaron) Hurst of Paducah, KY, Dustin (Alyssa) Morris of Buchanan, TN, and Kye Norton of Paris, TN; and three great grandchildren, Jeren Norton, Jayce Norton, and Hudson Hurst.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 3:00 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Burial will follow the graveside service in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Juliette Julie Kelley

Juliette “Julie” Kelly, age 86 of Springville, TN, died Monday, March 4, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Julie retired after working several years in the automotive manufacturing industry as a machinist.  She also enjoyed gardening.

Julie was born March 17, 1932, in Marion, AL, to the late Grant Terry and the late Inez Wade Terry Smith.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Laverriere of Arundel, ME; and good friends, Annie Keeth of Lake Orion, MI, and Mary Runyon of Buchanan, TN.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated with no services planned.

Ricky Carter

Rickey Carter, age 61 of Gulf Shores, AL, formerly of Paris, TN, passed away at his work in Orange Beach, AL, on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

He was a resident of Gulf Shores, AL, for many years.  Rickey loved the beach and all sports, and especially enjoyed watching Tennessee football.  He was Baptist in belief.

Ricky was born July 15, 1957, in Chicago, IL, to the late Henry Arlen Carter and Jane “Betty” Boyd Carter, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his mother, he is also survived by one daughter, Brandy Gail (John David) Olive of Paris, TN; one son, Charlie Carter of Orange Beach, AL; one sister, Kim (Chris) Champion of Paris, TN; and two grandchildren, John Carter Olive and Carly Jo Olive.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by one son, Scotty Arlen Carter.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Monday, March 4, 2019, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service to begin at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Jerry Lee officiating. 

Lucy Hosford

Lucy Key Hosford, age 95 of Paris, died Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center.

Lucy was a retired LPN. She formerly worked for Dr. J. Ray Smith, the Chesemore Hospital, and the Oak Manor Nursing Home in McKenzie. She graduated from Cottage Grove School in 1941. She was the oldest living member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

She was married to Cleo Summers Hosford on January 10, 1946, and he preceded her in death on February 8, 2018.

Born June 3, 1923 in Paris, she was the daughter of the late Novice Bryan Key and the late Cordelia Smith Key. 

She is survived by her son, Bill (Terri) Saylor of Paris, TN;  one brother, Paul (Ruth) Key of Paris, TN;  four grandchildren, Pam (Frank) Heathman of Hermitage, TN, Brad Saylor of Paris, Alex Herbison of Antioch, TN,  and Erin (Steve) Chester of Antioch, TN;  and two great grandchildren, Cameron Heathman, and Keiran Chester.

Besides her parents and husband, Lucy was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Shankle, and Lucille Key; and one brother, Novice Key.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 10 am – 12 pm.   The funeral service will be Tuesday at 12:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Mike Wimberley and Dennis Vance officiating.

Pallbearers will be Brad Saylor, Frank Heathman, Jon Trosper, Billy Fitzhugh, James Paschall, and Charles Hopkins.

Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris.  

Memorials may be made to the R.E.A.L. Hope Youth Center, PO Box 283, Paris, TN  38242.

Sara Schoubye

Sara Anne Schoubye, age 65 of Paris, died Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

Sara formerly worked as an administrative assistant in a real estate office. She was member of the Antioch United Methodist Church, where she sang in the church choir. Sara also enjoyed being outside and gardening. Helping people was a passion in Sara’s life.

Born October 17, 1953, in Cortland, NY, she was the daughter of the late George Hilliard and the late Frances Gardner Hilliard. She married Gerhard Schoubye June 17, 1988, who preceded her in death November 14, 1997.

She is survived by three children: Josh N. Douglas of San Luis Obispo, CA, Barbara A. Schoubye of  NY, and Carl (Yvonne) Schoubye of Cottage Grove, TN; two sisters: Elsie Rose and Helen Dwyer both of NY; six brothers: Larry Hilliard, Paul Hilliard, Ray Hilliard, Tommy Hilliard, and George Hilliard Jr. all of NY, and David Hilliard of AZ; four grandchildren: Brea Nicole (Hunter) Lindsey, Aislynn Kayli Lee, Grayson Gardestig and Matthew Schoubye; and one great grandchild, Jasper Lee.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers: Charles Hilliard, and Bobby Hilliard.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242.

A memorial service is to be held Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at the Antioch United Methodist Church at 2:00 pm with Rev. Linda Hilliard officiating. Visitation with the family will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.

Chris Archie

Christopher Earl Archie “Hollingsworth”, age 34, of Mansfield, TN passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Chris worked as a self-employed logger.  He volunteered many years for the Henry County Rescue squad and the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed outdoor activities.

Chris was born November 4, 1984 in Murray, KY.   He is survived by his mother, Tammy Hollingsworth (Jerry) Freeland of Paris, TN; father, Donnie (Lorraine) Archie of Puryear, TN; father, Tommy (Melanie) Hollingsworth of Mansfield, TN; grandparents, Alton (Thelma) Hollingsworth Mansfield, TN, and Betty Thompson of Puryear, TN; aunt, Pat Hollingsworth (Caitlynn Pruitt) of Paris, TN; three uncles, Jeff (Roxanne) Thompson of Paris, TN, Joey Thompson of Puryear, TN, and David (Vickie) Archie of Paris, TN; four sisters, Megan (Ryan Kyle) Hollingsworth of Paris, TN, Reagan Hollingsworth of Mansfield, TN, Madison McDaniel of Mansfield, TN, and Bethany Ragan of Jackson, TN; two brothers, William (Ashley) Archie of Springville, TN, and Cody (Kayla Taylor) Archie of Paris, TN; special niece, MaKray Brown of Paris, TN; two nieces, Maci Mae Archie, and Addelynn Archie; and one nephew, Keegan Archie.

Chris was preceded in death by grandparents, Dale Thompson, James Thompson, Bill Archie, and Joyce Archie; and one sister, Heather Marie Hollingsworth.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home Monday, February 25, 2019 from 4 – 7 pm.  Visitation will continue at the Henry County Tabernacle at 8630 Reynoldsburg Rd, Springville, TN  38256 on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 9 am – 1 pm with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Henry County Tabernacle with Tommy Rushing and Dakota Owsley officiating.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Mellen, Glen Webb, Ryan Kyle, Dale Underwood, William Archie, and Cody Archie.

Burial will follow behind the church in the Community Cemetery in Springville, TN. 

Memorials may be made to:  The Christopher Archie Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, PO Box 788, Paris, TN  38242.

Bill Walker

Billie "Mr. Bill" Walker, age 91 of Buchanan passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at his residence. His funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home conducted by family members. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 PM Tuesday, February 26, 2019 with Masonic Rites at 6:30. Visitation will also be after 1:00 PM Wednesday prior to the service all at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Billie B. Walker was born April 16, 1927 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Burrow James Walker and the late Iva Miranda McDaniel Walker. On June 4, 1947 he married Vera Fay Hopwood Walker and she preceded him in death on July 2, 2000. He is survived by his special friend Emma Orren of Buchanan, TN; one daughter, Gail (Robert) Nevins of Indianapolis, IN; one son, H. Walker of Indiana; two grandchildren: Michael Ingle and Danny Walker; one sister, Jean Cloar of Paris, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, Mr. Walker was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Scott Ingle; and a brother, Charles Walker.

Bill Walker was a Mason joining in 1960 and earning his 50 year pin in 2010. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in the Philippines and he owned a knife sharpening business.

Vicky Muzzall

Vicky Muzzall, age 67 of Mansfield passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Her funeral service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, February 28, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Beal of Shiloh United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 12:00 PM Thursday prior to the service. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Vicky Muzzall was born February 12, 1952 in Oakdale, California to the late Emil Santini and the late Margaret Good Santini. On November 18, 1972 she married James Howard Muzzall and he survives in Mansfield, TN. She is also survived by a sister, Patricia Ann Santini (Gilbert) Prouty of Riverbank, CA; a brother, Billy (Patty) Santini of Escalon, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Muzzall provided tax service for the Paris area for forty-one years. She loved old cars, spending time with her friends and reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Downtown Paris Association which will benefit local non-profits.

Downtown Paris Association, 203 N. Fentress Street, Paris, TN 38242

Cheryle Owen

Cheryle Asher Owen, age 74 of Paris passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday, February 25, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Rex Buford officiating. Burial will follow at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00 PM Monday until service time at McEvoy Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jerry Esch, Bobby Joe Roberts, Sam Pickle, Jeremy Reeves, Patrick Little, and Brad Campbell.

Cheryle Asher Owen was born March 13, 1944 in Franklin, Indiana to the late Charles Asher and the late Faith Wright Asher. On February 14, 1983 she married Ronald C. Owen and he survives in Paris, TN. She is also survived by three daughters: Christine (Jerry) Esch and Michellia Wilson of McKenzie and Laureace (Bobby Joe) Roberts of Paris, TN; seven grandchildren: Shane (Sarah) Lindley, Brittani (Jeremy) Reeves, Dustin McKillip, Courtni (Brad) Campbell, Ashley (Patrick) Little, Kristian Lindley (Sam Pickle) and Bryan Lindley; fourteen great grandchildren; one sister, Carol Quick of Franklin, IN; and one brother, Roger Asher of Paris, TN.

Ms. Owen was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She played piano, she loved to sing, she loved to sew, and she was a great cook for her family.

Gary Dunn

Gary E. Dunn, age 70 of Paris passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his residence. His funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, February 22, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Corey Cain of Maplewood Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Friday until service time at McEvoy Funeral Home. His body will be cremated following the service and honorary pallbearers will be the deacons from Maplewood Baptist Church.

Gary E. Dunn was born April 15, 1948 in Lansing, Michigan to the late Eugene "Gene" Mack Dunn and the late Norma Warren Thompson. On March 19, 1971 he married Nancy Adams Dunn and she survives in Paris, TN. Mr. Dunn is also survived by a daughter, Wendy (Mark) Bass of Paris, TN; a son, Greg (Theresa) Dunn of Clarksville, TN; four grandchildren: Norah Bass, Mollie Bass, Savannah Dunn, and Garrett Dunn; one sister, Carol Walker of Lansing, MI; one brother, Randall Dunn of Florida; one sister-in-law, Barbara Dunn of Newark, DE; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Mr. Dunn was also preceded in death by his twin brother Barry Dunn.

Gary E. Dunn was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church where he served as deacon and treasurer. He was a member of Gideon's International and he was a University of Tennessee Alumnus and Fan. He was a chemical engineer for Dana Corporation/Plumley Companies for 38 years.

Memorials may be made to: Maplewood Baptist Church, 8700 Hwy 218, Paris, TN 38242 or Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001   

Ellen Wimberley

Ellen Waldrop Wimberley, age 75 of Paris passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Henry County Medical Center. Her body is to be cremated and a service will be held at a later date.

Ellen Waldrop Wimberley was born February 24, 1943 in Fairfax, Alabama to the late Hoyt Waldrop and the late Cleone Fuller Waldrop. On October 13, 1969 she married Larry Dale Wimberley and he preceded her in death on November 14, 2015.

Ms. Wimberley is survived by one daughter, Nicole (Justin) Taylor of Paris, TN; three sons: Dale (Sandy) Wimberley of Verbena, AL, Gerald Wimberley of Cookeville, TN and Chris (John) Wimberley of Paris, TN; four grandchildren: Tiffany (Cade) Williams, John (Sara) Witherspoon, Alyson Priddy, and Sebastian Wimberley; one sister, Kathryn Waldrop; and special cousins, Randy & Kathy Overcast.

Besides her parents and husband, Ms. Wimberley was also preceded in death by a sister, Raynell Tyson, and three brothers: Winford Waldrop, Hoyt Waldrop Jr., and Tommy Gene Waldrop.

Dee Yeck

Dolores “Dee” Yeck age 82 of Paris, died Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the Henry County Medical Center.

Dee was the retired owner/operator of Paris on Wheels skating rink in Paris. She competed in the Senior Olympics where she won numerous medals at the local, state, and national levels. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and working puzzles. She also enjoyed traveling, cruising, and anything that involved being outside. Dee loved to teach line dancing and spent many hours at dances in northwest Tennessee. She volunteered at the Central School Office on Aging where she was involved with the Meals on Wheels program. She also was involved with Project Help and Helping Hand. For many years, she helped with the Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal.

Born February 1, 1937 in Patterson, NJ, she was the daughter of the late James L. Connelly and the late Anna Pezzano Connelly.

She was married to George Yeck, Sr., who preceded her in death May 8, 1989.

Dee is survived by her two daughters: Glenda (James) Calabro of Brick, NJ and Deborah (William) Patterson of Dunedin, FL; three grandchildren: Stacey (Michael) Elmendorf of Toms River, NJ, Jennifer Patterson and Fiancé Justin Corbett of Dunedin, FL, Christopher (Melissa) Lecerda of Brick, NJ; and six great grandchildren: Derek Elmendorf, Brandon Elmendorf, Olivia Calabro, DeeAnna Calabro, Connor Corbett and Alexandra Corbett.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son: George Yeck II and a brother: Ronald Connelly.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242. Visitation will be Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 4 to 7 pm. Her funeral service will be held at 7 pm with Craig Peevyhouse officiating.

A committal service followed by burial will be at the Nashville National VA Cemetery in Madison, TN, on Friday, February 22, 2019, at 12 pm.

Memorials may be made to Project Help 55 Jones Bend Rd Ext., Paris, TN 38242.

Jerry Hudgins

Jerry Lee Hudgins, age 72 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, February 17, 2019, at his residence.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years. Jerry was a member of Assembly of God in Paris, TN. He loved fishing, hunting, playing pool, and darts.

Born February 17, 1947, in Paris, TN, he was the son of the late Richard Hudgins and the late Elizabeth “Lizzie” Margaret Greer Walters.

He is survived by the love of his life Bobbie Hudgins of Paris, TN; four daughters, Michelle Robbins of Paris, TN, Felica (Ricky) Watson of Paris, TN, Elisa (Justin) Patterson of Paris, TN, and Krista (Lukus) Evans of Paris, TN; one son, Dustin Hudgins of Paris, TN; seven grandchildren, Josh Robbins, Dalton Watson, Alyssa Hudgins, Aniah Nelson, Kaycen Patterson, Hazel Evans, and Ava Rose Hazel; and five grandchildren, Zan Robbins, Noah Watson, Gracie Watson, Claire Price, and Walker Price.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Nell Ellis; and one brother Kenneth Hudgins.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with the funeral service to be at 1:00 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Lyndel Fisher officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ricky Watson, Dalton Watson, Chuck Lindsey, Steven Oakley, Josh Robbins, Chris Hudgins, Steve Key, and Robert Lowe.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Ellis, Randy Ellis, and Chris Powell.

Burial will be in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to: The Shed, 210 Forrest Heights Lane, Paris, TN, 38242.

Shelia Davidson

Shelia Carter Davidson, age 57 of Brighton, Tennessee (formerly of Mansfield) passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at her residence. Her funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 18, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Don Elkins to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Shiloh Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are: Jeremiah Marr, Randy Carter, Tim Carter, Bryan Carter, Phil Crawford, and Dakota Elkins; honorary pallbearers: Derek Carter, Eddie Lankford, Tommy Lankford, and Joseph Dakota Whitehead. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Monday after 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

Shelia was born on February 23, 1961 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Terry F. Carter (who passed away on October 15, 1995) and Carolyn Toler Carter who survives in Mansfield. She is also survived by her fiancé: Chuck Whitehead of Brighton, daughters: Shea Davidson of Memphis and Mandy Elkins of Wingo, Kentucky, son: Josh (Devon) Elkins of Atoka, Tennessee, brother: Jerry (Sheri) Carter of Mansfield, and grandchildren: Blake Milliken, Taylor Elkins, Ashlynn Elkins, Samuel Elkins, Bentley Elkins, Dakota Elkins, and Kayleen Elkins.

Ms. Davidson was owner/operator of her own hair salon in Bartlett for many years. She was known for her good cooking, was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. Sheila also loved the outdoors, including camping and fishing.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to: McEvoy Funeral Home, c/o: Sheila Davidson, P.O. Box 158, Paris, TN 38242. 

Carolyn Stevenson

Carolyn Stephenson (Loving) 74 from Paris, Tennessee was daughter to Chester and Maxine Stephenson on October 16, 1944. She died due to complications of cancer on February 15, 2019 in Jackson MS. She is survived by three children, Steve Loving, Meki Goetz, Michael Loving with six beloved grandchildren (Jamie, Meisha, Ryan, Madison, Max and Thomas), and husband, Paul Caudillo. Daughter in law Shelly and Son in law Matthew also mourn her loss. With her roots in the South, in 2005 she fulfilled her lifelong dream of owning a Bed & Breakfast “Annabelle” in Vicksburg, MS. She sparkled as her light was undeniable to all. Her creativity was inspiring, turning discards into masterpieces. She was the heartbeat of her family. Carolyn will be forever missed and never forgotten.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, February 23, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. John Dale officiating. Burial will follow at VanDyke Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Roy Cowsert

Roy Eugene Cowsert, age 77 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center.

Roy retired after 10 years from Dana Corporation as a machinist and line operator. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. He enjoyed watching game shows, fishing, puzzles, and spending time with his family.

Roy was born February 19, 1941, in Matthews, OH, to the late Delmar Lee Cowsert and the late Claudia Maxine Bohanan Cowsert.

He was married on February 22, 1974, to his late wife Frances Jean Cowsert.

He is survived by two daughters, Crystal (Kenneth) Morgan of Paris, TN, and Patricia (Scott) Kunath of Paris, TN; two sons, Vince (Cathy) Floyed of South Roxana, IL, and Kelly Floyed of Alton, IL; one sister, Teresa Furh Hatfield of Flint, MI; one brother, Jim Furh of Kansas City, MO; thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews of Michigan; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins in Matthews, OH, and Sikeston, MO.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Sunday, February 17, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Following visitation his body is to be cremated. There will be a Celebration of Life Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 10:30 am at Christ Lutheran Church with Luther Hasz officiating.

Memorials may be made to: Christ Lutheran Church, Hwy 79 South, Paris, TN, 38242.

Ricky DeShields

Ricky Dale DeShields, age 56 of Huntingdon, TN passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at his residence. His funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with his first cousin Rev. Houston Sills officiating. Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Wednesday prior to the service and his body will be cremated following the service.

Ricky Dale DeShields was born February 28, 1962 in Dyersburg, Tennessee to the late Russell Lee DeShields and the late Mary Sue Pollock DeShields. On April 1, 2016 he married Shellie Pilkington DeShields and she survives in Huntingdon, TN. He is also survived by two daughters: Heather Hardin (Terrance "Bank" Morris) of Paris, TN and Jackie Stevens of Covington, TN; one son, Brandon DeShields of Paris, TN; two brothers: Russ "Eric" DeShields and Bill DeShilds both of Paris, TN; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mr. DeShields was a truck driver for Denton Trucking Co. and a former volunteer fire fighter for the Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish and he loved his friends and family.

Rev. Carlos Owens

Rev. Carlos Owens age 88 of Nashville, TN, formerly of Henry County, died Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Blakeford of Green Hills retirement community in Nashville, TN. 

Born June 6, 1930 near Eagle Creek in Henry County, he was a son of the late Raymond and Della Nora Rice Owens. He was married on June 17, 1955, at First Baptist Church, Dunedin, Florida, to Myrtice Jean Taylor who survives.

He graduated from E. W. Grove High School, Paris, TN, Union University, Jackson, TN and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. He served as pastor of churches in Henry and Stewart Counties prior to going, with Myrtice and Janice, age 10 mo., to Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Africa as  missionaries in 1957.

He leaves his wife, Myrtice Jean Taylor Owens, of Nashville; three daughters: Janice Alese (Roger) Duffy of Nashville; Ruth Ellen (James) Alvin, of Wheaton, IL & Debra Anne (Stan) Owens-Hughes, missionary with the IMB in Sao Paulo, Brazil; one sister, Patricia Eliza “Pat” Virginia; eleven grandchildren: Aaron (Lesley) Duffy of Johnson City, Adam (Beth) Duffy of San Diego, CA, Andrea Duffy, Nashville, Katie (Josh ) Stevens, Nashville; Andrea (Dan) Burkly of Wheaton, IL, Sharon (Gus) Neumann of Apex, NC, Mikaela (Samuel) Otavalo of Nashville, TN, Zachary Owens-Hughes of Nashville, TN, Carlos Owens-Hughes of Little Rock, AR, Sierra (Evan) Estes of Houston, TX, Arielle (Shawn) Stewart, Wheaton, IL; and eleven great-grandchildren, Samuel and Ethan Duffy; Matt, Jack, Julia & Nathaniel Burkly; Nathaniel, Owen and Taylor Neumann; Alex Stevens and Emma Otavalo. Also surviving, a sister-in-law, Antionette Wallace Owens and many nephews and nieces.

Preceding him in death were his parents and five brothers; Neely Harwell, Robert Carrol, Ed Archibald “Bill”, Aubrey Raymond, & Charles Delmer Owens; three sisters; Audrey Della Harris, Rena Elizabeth  Green and Sylvia Ann Owens, two grandchildren, Matthew Stephen Kaskela and Kristin Lynn Duffy.

Rev. Owens with his wife, Myrtice, spent 36 years in Africa as Southern Baptist Missionaries where he did evangelism and church and community development.

Rev. Owens' interests, other than church and missions, included writing, hunting, genealogy, gardening and photography. He wrote and published three books on family history and, while in Africa, a book on Parliamentary Procedure in Swahili. He, with Myrtice, published Hands Reaching Out of Darkness about their African Missionary experiences. They translated Hymns and Choruses into Ndonga, the language they used in Namibia, and published a hymnal for use in their churches. After retirement, the Owens helped to establish the Swahili Baptist Church at Woodmont in Nashville.

His funeral will be Thursday, February 14, 10:00 AM at Ridgeway Funeral Home, Paris with Rev. Jeff Holder officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday the 13th, 4:00-8:00 PM and Thursday at 9:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Carlos & Myrtice Owens Fund (a perpetual mission support fund), International Missions Board, P. O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230-0767 or via First Baptist Church, 313 N. Poplar St., Paris, TN 38242, or to the charity of choice.

Martha Laffoon

Martha Merrell Laffoon, age 71 of Puryear, TN, died Tuesday, February 5, 2019, in Puryear, TN.

She retired from Henry County Medical Center as an Environmental Supervisor after working there for over 20 years. She loved sitting on her backporch with her dogs, enjoyed the outdoors, and loved spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. She was Baptist in faith.

Martha was born December 14, 1947, in Detroit, MI, to the late James Rasdon Cleaver and the late Lavenia Lee Grooms Cleaver.

She was first married to William Carol Merrell, who preceded her in death on January 29, 1997.  Then she was married to Larry Laffoon on May 16, 2002, and he preceded her in death in 2012.

She is survived by her three daughters, Mary Wilson of Puryear, TN, Carolyn (Tommy) Roberts of Puryear, TN, and Rebecca (Eddie) Haynes of Puryear; two sons, William “Bill” (Tabitha) Merrell and James (Ashley) Merrell of Union City; one sister, Pat (Paul) Wood of Puryear, TN; five brothers, James (Moon) Cleaver of Gig Harbor, WA, Thomas (Betty) Cleaver of Paris, TN, Joseph Cleaver of Paris, TN, and J.B. White, JR., of Washington; and  nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.       

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Linda Patrum; one brother, David Cleaver; one son-in-law, Darrell Wilson; and one granddaughter, Dakota Grace Merrell.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Craig Peevyhouse officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be, Jimmy Camper, Dalton Merrell, Blake Roberts, Austin Roberts, James Merrell, and Erik Dunn.

Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN.

James Lawrence Golden

James "Lawrence" Golden, age 62, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Henry County Healthcare Center. A memorial service will be announced at a later date for Mr. Golden.

Lawrence was born on February 16, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Lidle A. Golden and the late Virginia Smith Golden. He is survived by daughter: Amanda D. Golden of New Orleans, LA; grandchildren: Jarett Golden and Ceiarria Tharpe; sisters: Carolyn (Steve) Cannon and Mary Ann "Maggie" (Jerry) Scott, all of Paris. Besides his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother: Robert Leslie Golden.

Lawrence was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors.

Bobby Rick

Robert “Bobby” Rick, age 50 of Paris, TN, died, Monday, February 4, 2019, in Paris, TN.

He was a carpenter for God’s Blessing Handyman Service in Paris.  Bobby enjoyed boxing and building with his hands.  He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. 

Bobby was born October 19, 1968, in Chicago, IL, to the late Kenneth John Rick and the late Margaret Ann Merrell Rick.

He is survived by four children, Heather Smith of Paris, TN, Katelyn Rick of Paris, TN, Kristin Rick of Paris, TN, and Korey Rick of Paris, TN; four sisters, Gini Greer of Paris, TN, Shelia Peters of Paris, TN, Karen Rick of Dyersburg, TN, and Doris Rick of Florida; eight grandchildren, Sierra Pinson, Kayden Taylor, Logan Rick, Brody Stepp, Korben Crosno, Klover Crosno, Savannah Stepp, Jordan Thompson and Zailey Fitzgerald; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rita Merrell and Debra Bachtell; and five brothers, Windolan Merrell, David Merrell, Michael Merrell, Frankye Rick, and William Carl Rick.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated.   Memorial visitation will be Friday, February 8, 2019, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the memorial service to begin at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Joe McClure officiating.

Memorials may be made to: The Robert “Bobby” Rick Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Marvin Cole

Marvin Cole, age 85 of New Concord, KY, formerly of Henry County, died Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Shady Lawn Nursing & Rehab Center in Cadiz, KY.

Visitation will be Thursday, February, 7, 2019, from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dale Gallimore officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, TN.

Margaret Burbridge

Margaret Smith Burbridge, age 66, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at her residence. Her memorial service will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Eastwood Church of Christ with Kenneth Carter of The Memphis Church officiating. Burial will take place prior to the service in Memorial Cemetery.

Margaret was born on August 7, 1952 in Carrolton, Illinois to the late Collin Smith and the late Marjorie Boyd Smith. She married Kenneth H. Burbridge on July 2, 1977 and he preceded her in death on July 4, 1998. Margaret is survived by her daughter: Marjorie (Andre) Bailey of Bartlett, Tennessee; sons: Raymond Burbridge of Paris and Robert (Audrey) Burbridge of Cottage Grove; sisters: Norma (Marvin) Mistic of Eldorado, Kansas and Evelyn Simmons of Utica, Michigan; brother: Donald (Ruth) Smith, Murrayville, Illinois; and grandchildren: Exavian Young, Drew Young, and Dante Bailey. Besides her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by other sisters and brothers.

Margaret formerly worked for Logan's Ice Skating Rink in Illinois and for McDonalds in Paris. She loved to cook, sew, work in her garden, go fishing, attend yard sales, and was a full time homemaker. 

Alvin Ray Tweetie Nolen

Alvin Ray “Tweetie” Nolen, age 69 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

He was a master logger, retired from Craig Forrest Products Company in Puryear.  Ray was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Paris.  He loved horses and trading horses and vehicles.

Ray was born January 6, 1950, in Paris, TN, to the late Alvin Earl Nolen and the late Velma Alice Beecham.

He was married in 1994 to Ruth Herndon Nolen, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by one daughter, Terra (Joe) Filipiak of Clarksville, TN; five sisters, Alice Spears of Paris, TN, Faye (Gerald) Lowery of Henry, TN, Earlina Matheny of Henry, TN, Gail (Jeff) Clayton of Buchanan, TN, and Patricia Williams of Henry, TN; two brothers, Dale Nolen of Buchanan, TN, and Melvin “Nubbin” (Karen) Nolen of Buchanan, TN; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and great nephews.

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Melisha Nolen; and one brother, Earl Dean Nolen.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  The body is to be cremated.   Memorial visitation will be Saturday, February 09, 2019, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the memorial service to begin at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with David French and Johnny Lee officiating. Military Honors will follow the memorial service.

Burial of cremains will take place following the service in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

Charles Kirk

Charles Dwayne Kirk, age 80 of Buchanan, TN, died Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

He retired as owner and operator of Kirk’s, a market & deli in the Paris Landing area of Henry County.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and also served in the Tennessee Army National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard.  Charles was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church and a member of the Buchanan Masonic Lodge #772, where he was Past Master. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, reading, and watching western movies.

Charles was born September 4, 1938, in Huntingdon, TN, to the late Renzie B. Kirk and the late Ruby Lee Dunn Kirk.

He was married August 19, 1961, to Shirley Womack Kirk, who survives, of Buchanan, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by his two sons, Chuck Kirk and Chris Kirk both of Buchanan, TN; one sister, Connie (Don) Pittman of Versailles, KY; one brother, Lynn (Song) Kirk of Marshfield, MO; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Watson, Sasha (Jeff) Williams, Ryan (Sandra) Kirk, Elijah Kirk, and Alana Brown; and five great grandchildren, Joshua Watson, Brennen Watson, Gabby Watson, Jensen Kirk, and Emma Williams.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Ray Kirk.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  He is to be cremated.   Memorial visitation will be Saturday, February 09, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Buchanan Baptist Church. His memorial service will be at 1:00 pm at Buchanan Baptist Church, with Tony Chester and Larry Dukes officiating. Following the service there will be Masonic Rites and Military Honors.

Memorials may be made to: Buchanan Masonic Lodge Scholarship Fund., c/o Jeff Morris, 672 Rabbit Creek Road, Buchanan, TN 38222 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Virginia Burton

Virginia Wright Burton, age 95, of Puryear, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her funeral service will be 12:00 P.M. Saturday, February 2, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Rhodes to officiate, and burial to follow in Puryear City Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are: Tim Brown, Tony Brown, Tyler Brown, Casey Mounts, Danny Spies, and Larry Wilson; honorary pallbearers: Emily Brown, Alyssa Brown, Caitlin Brown, Mikali Mounts, Amanda Dubois, Jeff Burton and Tina Burton. Visitation is scheduled after 10:00 A.M. Saturday until time of service.

Virginia Burton was born December 5, 1923 in Jasper, Alabama to the late Floyd Monroe Wright and the late Mary Lois Anderson Wright. She married J.T. Burton on January 16, 1941 and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2013. Virginia is survived by her daughter: Jan (Johnny) Brown of Paris, daughter in law: Tommie Burton of Puryear, sister: Lucille Howze of Atlanta, and four grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, Virginia is also preceded by her son: James T. "Terry" Burton, sisters: Ruth Huey and Marie Donnelly, brother: Charles Ray Wright who died in infancy, and one great grandchild.

Ms. Burton was a longtime member of Puryear Baptist Church and was an avid Alabama football fan. Virginia had worked several jobs as a secretary, was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

James Brigham

James Clayton Brigham passed away on January 28, 2019, at the age of 87.  He was born on April 11, 1931, to the late James Andrew and Madye Lynn Riggins Brigham.  He and his nephew, Andy Brigham, own the family farm on Long Creek Road.  He had retired from the Dover Peoples Bank, which later became Regions Bank of Dover.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kay Groves Brigham.  They have two daughters, Renata (Mark) Wallace of Clarksville, TN, and Sherri (Robert) Schmerda of Franklin, TN.  They have three grandchildren, Kayla (JB) Gilbert, Casey Schmerda and Meredith Schmerda, and one great-grandchild, Austin Gilbert. 

James was an active member of Fort Donelson Memorial United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men’s Group.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #72 for 49 years, having served in the Air Force, Korean War Era.  He has been an active member of the Dover Kiwanis Club with 58 years of perfect attendance.  There will be a funeral service held at Anglin Funeral Home on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 1:00 pm, with Rev. Dr. Robert Webster and Rev. George Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service on Thursday, January 31st.  Pallbearers will be Andy Brigham, Andrew Brigham, Charles Brigham, Steve Fielder, Pat Fielder, Jonathan Fielder, Billy Joe Crutcher, and Bryan Watson.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Methodist Men’s Group and Dover Kiwanis Club.  Arrangements are entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home.  

Norman Yoder

Norman D. Yoder, age 61 of Paris passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at his residence. His funeral service will be Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Bethel Mennonite Church with Pastor Henry Nissley of Calvary Mennonite Church officiating. Burial will follow at New Boston Cemetery. Visitation will be at Bethel Mennonite Church Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 PM and continue from 6:00-8:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Derrick Yoder, Ryan Yoder, Austin Yoder, Kendal Yoder, Zachary Yoder, and Andrew Yoder.

Norman D. Yoder was born October 29, 1957 in Stuarts Draft, Virginia to the late Simon A. Yoder and the late Arlene S. Yoder. On February 16, 1978 he married Dorothy Miller Yoder and she survives in Paris, TN. Mr. Yoder is also survived by three daughters: JoAnna (Donald) Schrock of Green Ridge, MO, Keturah "Kaye" (Galen) Schrock of Paris, TN and Phyllis (Ethan) Mast of Lincoln, MO; five sons: Olen (Charity) Yoder of Mt. Olive, MS, James (Elsie) Yoder of Paris, TN, Eugene (Caroline) Yoder of Southaven, MS, Philip Yoder of Macon, MS and Dennis (Rose) Yoder of Paris, TN; twenty-two grandchildren; three sisters: Pauline (Alvin) Schrock of Olney, IL, Martha (David) Wengerd of Standish, CA and Viola (John) Yoder of Kenton, TN; six brothers: Alvin (Emma) Yoder of Lamar, MO, Elwood (Julia) Yoder of Russellville, KY, Elmer (Pauline) Yoder of Paris, TN, Everett (Elmina) Yoder of Paris, TN, Lyndon (Joann) Yoder of Bloomfield, MO and Ralph (Janice) Yoder of Paris, TN; one brother-in-law, Jonas Schrock of Litchfield, CA; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Besides Mr. Yoder's parents,  he was also preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Schrock.

Mr. Yoder was a member of Calvary Mennonite Church. He was owner and co-founder of Yoder Bros Meat Processing. He loved serving the community through the family operated business.

Gaines Hedges

Gaines Wyley Hedges, age 67 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Paris Health Care Nursing and Rehab Center.

Gaines was a self-employed marketing consultant. He formerly was an insurance agent for many years. He was a graduate of Grove High School class of 1969 and Graduated from Union University in 1973 where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Gaines was a very active member of the Downtown Paris Association. He was a past president of the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce and was named Person of Year in 2010. Beginning in 2012, Gaines took great pride in working with Charles Hopkins at the Toggery thru its 100th anniversary and the sale of the business to its new owners.

He is survived by his wife Becky Myatt Hedges, of Paris, TN, whom he married on June 9, 1995.

Born November 13, 1951, in Paris, TN, he was the son of the late Gaines Dalton Hedges and the late Nettie Beatrice Nanney Hedges.

Along with his wife he is survived by his daughter, Heather (Randy) Bastyr of Paris, TN; his son, Jess (Candy) Hedges of Paris, TN; a brother, Joe Hedges (Ches Clark) of Frankfort, KY; a stepdaughter, Pam (Frank) Heathman of Hermitage, TN; a stepson, Brad Saylor of Paris, TN; three grandchildren, Carter Benjamin Hedges, Reagan Faith Bastyr, and Corrye Blaire Hedges; four step-grandchildren, Rachel Bastyr, Callon Conger, Colson Conger, and Cameron Heathman; and a special cousin, Linda Sue Crutcher and her family.

Arrangements will be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, 38242.  He is to be cremated.   A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 3:00 pm at First Christian Church with Cory Glover officiating.  Memorial Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 - 3:00 pm at the church.

Memorials may be made to:  The Gaines Hedges Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, PO Box 788, Paris, TN  38242.

John Barger

John Robert Barger, age 60 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He formerly worked for U.S. Foodservice in Paris.  John loved collecting coins, working with his hands, and fixing things.  He enjoyed watching movies and cop shows on television.  He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Paris.

John was born October 2, 1958, in Westfield, NY, to the late Robert Barger and Shirley Butts Shafer, who survives, of Lexington, NC.

He was married March 21, 1998, to Jo Ann Barnes Barger, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his mother and wife, he is also survived by three daughters, Avery Barger of Paris, TN, Samantha (Andrew) Key of Paris, TN, and Dalilah Barger of Puryear, TN; two sisters, Julie Barger of Kernersville, NC, and Susan (Jackie) Day of Lenior, NC; two brothers, Ron (Angela K.) Barger of Memphis, TN, Larry (Angela) Barger of Lexington, NC; and one granddaughter, Serenity Key.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his stepfather, William K. Shafer.

Arrangements are being handled Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Memorial visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2019, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Temple Baptist Church, 619 N. Wilson Street, Paris, TN 38242.  The memorial service will be Friday, January 25, 2019, at 11:00 am at Temple Baptist Church, with Gerald Scott officiating.

Dylan Craig

Dylan Taylor Craig, 26, of Dover, Tenn. passed away peacefully on January 19, 2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford Medical Center, Murfreesboro, Tenn., surrounded by his loving family.

Dylan was born on April 26, 1992 in Jackson, Tenn. and despite his disabilities, he lived his life to the fullest. He was a proud 2014 graduate of Stewart County High School in Dover, Tenn., where he also worked in the office and was a favorite among faculty, staff and students. He loved being a Rebel.

Dylan loved his Dover community and embraced the support he received from his friends and family there. He was an active member of the community, where he enjoyed attending Stewart County High School athletic events, working at Mama Mea’s, getting a trim at Barrow’s Barber Shop and attending local parades, events and festivals. Dylan also loved the outdoors and spent many days fishing and kayaking on local lakes, rivers and creeks. Additionally, Dylan loved his University of Tennessee Volunteers, eating good food (especially spaghetti), watching movies, playing PS4 and good times spent with family and friends. Dylan never met a stranger and brought light and joy to everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. 

Dylan is survived by his father, Bruce Craig (Andrea) of Dover, Tenn., his mother, Lisa Blankenship Craig Pugh (Glen) of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and his maternal grandmother, Nancy Stewart Blankenship of Memphis, Tenn. Dylan also leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly and have been blessed by and inspired by the way he lived his life.

Dylan is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bill and Loretta Craig and by his maternal grandfather, Reverend Dr. Paul Blankenship.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Anglin Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Keel officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of service on Saturday, January 26th. Honorary pallbearers are Eric Trainer, Cameron Trainer, Griffin Trainer, Patrick Craig, Mike Craig, Brian Bramlett, Robert (Boo) Beecham and Tim Barrow. The family invites friends to join them at 112 Battlefield Dr. Dover, TN 37058, to celebrate Dylan’s life immediately following the service. In lieu of all other memorials, donations may be made to Bill and Loretta Craig Memorial Scholarship Fund at F&M Bank in Dover, TN. Arrangements are entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home, Dover, TN. 

Kert Blackwood

Kert W. Blackwood, age 82, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Henry County Healthcare Center. His funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Jim Poe officiating; Art Smith and Dave Vance will also be speaking. Burial will follow the service in Bethesda Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are David John Roberts, Dan Roberts, Art Smith, Dave Vance, Scott Fredrick, and Johnny Driver; honorary pallbearers will be Jim Borne, Jerry Culpepper, and Rick Pepple.

Kert Walker Blackwood was born in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Kersey Walker Blackwood and the late Frances Norton Blackwood. He is survived by nephews: David John (Gini) Roberts of Paris and Dan Lee (Jane) Roberts of Jackson; also by numerous great nieces and great nephews. Besides his parents, Kert is also preceded in death by nephew: James Gerald Roberts and niece: Jane Roberts Driver.

Mr. Blackwood was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. He formerly was the chairman for the Henry County Republican Party, past president of the Volunteers For Freedom Tea Party, moderator for Traditional American Movement Forum, and faithful advocate for Christian and Constitutional Principles. Kert loved God, his family, and his country.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to: Maplewood Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 106, Paris, TN 38242 or to: Gideons International, Henry County - North Camp, P.O. Box 583, Paris, TN 38242.

John Thompson, Jr

John L. Thompson, Jr. age 93, of Springville, Tennessee passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at his residence. His body is to be cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at the family cemetery in Cedar Grove, Tennessee.

John L. Thompson, Jr. was born in McKenzie, Tennessee to the late John L. Thompson, Sr. and the late Effie Mae Moore Thompson. He is survived by his daughter: Phylo Thompson of Springville, Tennessee; sons: John David (Alane) Thompson of Springville, John Lester Thompson, III of Memphis, Donald Dwayne "Bo" (Gail) Thompson of Troy; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Mr. Thompson is also preceded by a son: Douglas Anthony Thompson and sisters: Christine Joyner and Carolyn Clancousio.

Mr. Thompson was a U.S. Army Veteran during WWII. He served in the Dutch New Guinea Campaign and the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was an M1 Rifle Sharp Shooter, Carbine Sharp Shooter, and was a T5 Medical Technician in the 24th Division. John served as Company Aid Man in Hollandia and Woodlark Islands. He aided wounded men under fire in forward area, administering first aid and moving on to next man. He also served with the 16th Portable Hospital as assistant in operating room. John earned the following ribbons and citations: Good Conduct Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon (2 Battle Stars), Philippines Campaign  Ribbon (1 Battle Star), and Presidential Unit Citation (1 Oak Leaf Cluster). John also attended Memphis State University and Bethel College. His passions were his family, boating, and fishing.

The family requests that memorials be made to: DAV, Caris HealthCare, or the Humane Society.

Roger Smith

Roger Dale Smith, age 71 of Shelbyville, TN, formerly of Paris, TN, died Friday, January 18, 2019, at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, TN.

He retired from Tennessee Technology Center in Paris after 33 years of teaching general metals.  Roger was also a sponsor of the Vocational Industrial Club of America.  He was an avid Tennessee Volunteers fan, loved all sports, and was an avid golfer.  He enjoyed coaching his girls’ softball, soccer, and basketball teams.

 

Roger was born April 7, 1947, in Paris, TN, to the late Edwin Smith and the late Ida Jayne Smith Lovins.

He is survived by two daughters, Amanda Jo Smith (Willie) Hight of Shelbyville, TN, and Michele “Mickie” Smith (Darren) Duke of Decaturville, TN; two sisters, Karen (Charlie) McDaniel of Antelope, CA, and Crystal Pollock of Paris, TN; two grandchildren, Ami Marisa Duke and Jacob Dalton Duke; and one great grandchild, Kingston James Fletcher.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Mickey Smith and Marvin Smith.

Arrangements are being handled Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, January 20, 2019, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and continue Monday, January 21, 2019, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Monday, January 21, 2019, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Carpenter, Skip Collins, Brian Willoughby, Chris Wiseman, Dustin Jones, and Brian Jones.

Burial will be in Mansfield Baptist Church Cemetery in Mansfield, TN.

Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson, age 81 of Puryear, TN, died Friday, January 18, 2019, at his residence in Puryear, TN.

He retired from the Tennessee State Highway Department after a 44-year career.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.  He enjoyed his cattle, farming, and running his beagle hounds.  He loved spending time with his family, especially the times he spent showing his great grandchildren around the farm.  Gordon attended Mt. Zion Church of Christ near Buchanan, TN.   

Gordon was born June 25, 1937, in Puryear, TN, to the late Conway Porter Jackson and the late Ruby Paschall Jackson.

He was married November 25, 1996, to Patricia Brogdon “Pat” Jackson, who survives, of Puryear, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Denise (Ken) Rawls; one son, Randy Jackson of Memphis, TN; two stepdaughters, Lori Boyd of Puryear, TN, and Tammy (Donnie) Wood of Puryear, TN; one stepson, Johnny (Vivian) Boyd of Cedar Hill, TN; seven grandchildren, Christina (Joey) Hutson, Josh (Amanda) Wood, Jana (Josh) Ferguson, Nicholas (Tiffany) Boyd, Tyler Wood, Samantha Ellis, and Tiffany (Alex) West; 10 great grandchildren; and three great grandchildren on the way.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Grace Jackson; and one brother, Rex Jackson.

Arrangements are being handled Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, January 20, 2019, from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, with the funeral service will beginning at 2:30 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Tom Cisco and Chad Kennedy officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Ferguson, Tyler Wood, Alex West, Joey Hutson, Britain Hutson, Josh Wood, Johnathan Hallman, Danny Jackson, and Larry Jackson.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Jerry Arnold, Autry Robinson, and Weldon Gallimore.

Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 

 

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