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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

 

 

Doris Fields

Mrs. Doris Fields, age 49 of Paris passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Her body is to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Doris Marie Fields was born November 3, 1967 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to the late Wayne Larson and the late Karen Hood Larson. On July 1, 1986 she married Mr. Edward "Ed" Fields who preceded her in death on December 9, 2013.

Mrs. Fields is survived by daughter, Kassandra "Nikki" Fields (Michael Guffey) of Paris, TN; sister, Kari Gargus of Paris, TN; six grandchildren, Rebecka Fields, Kaleb Kovacs, Hannah Fields, Michael Guffey, Jr., Matthew Guffey, and Brooklynn Guffey; three nieces, Megan Taylor, Shea Bush, and Kelly Bush; and three great nieces, Ashley Jones, Kirsten Jones, and Alexis Bush.

Evalyn H. “Evie” Fitzsimmons

Evalyn H. “Evie” Fitzsimmons, age 100, of McKenzie, TN, died Wednesday, April 20, 2017, at McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie, TN. 

Evie retired from C-R Industries in Elgin, IL.  She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Paris.  She was an avid reader, loved flowers, and enjoyed traveling in her younger years.

Evie was born February 25, 1917, in Erdahl, MN, to the late Arthur Gilbertson and the late Blenda Markegard Gilbertson.

She was married in 1976 to Alan Fitzsimmons, who preceded her in death on October 10, 1983.

She is survived by one daughter, Karin Bain of Paris, TN; one son, Raymond Donnie (Stella) Krumrey of Old Harbor, AK; one sister, Lou Anne (Myron) Earsley of Arizona; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Helen Schumaker; and one brother, Glen Gilbertson.

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

The body is to be cremated with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

Charitable donations may be made to: Christ Lutheran Church
3235 Hwy 79 South, Paris TN 38242

Margie Ford

Margie Lou Ford, age 79 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday April 18, 2017, at Alive Hospice in Madison, TN.

 

Margie was a member of Vandyke Church of Christ.  She enjoyed cooking and gardening.  She was always a generous lady who adored her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

She was born September 6, 1937 in Springville, TN to the late Cloys Martin and the late Clara Belle Evans Martin.

 

Margie was married in June of 1958 to Bobby Ford of Paris, TN who survives.  She is also survived by one daughter, Kimberly (Tim) Watkins of Old Hickory, TN; one sister, Patricia (Harold) Goode of Huntley, IL; two grandchildren, Jaimie (Christopher) Block and Cassie Watkins; and two great grandchildren, Oakleigh Block and Tatum McFarland.

 

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Ford;  and three sisters, Delores Parrish, Betty Harding, and Natilee Hutchens.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.    Visitation will be Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10 am - 1 pm at VanDyke Church of Christ, 4935 Hwy 77, Paris, TN.   The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Saturday April 22, 2017 at VanDyke Church of Christ with Roger Banks officiating. 

 

Pallbearers will be Tim Watkins, Christopher Block, Lucas MacDonald, Chase Wheeler, Paul Mrugacz, Shane Gordon, and Daniel Hantack. 

 

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery.

Warren Salmon

Warren Salmon, age 81, of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN. 

 

Warren served in the United States Army for 22 years, where he retired in 1974 with a rank of Staff Sergeant E6.  He also retired as an orthopedic technician for Dr. Charette and Murray Orthopedics in Murray, KY.  He was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church.  He enjoyed building drag cars and riding motorcycles. 

 

Warren was born March 14, 1936, in Murray, KY, to the late William Lloyd Salmon and the late Cora Strader Salmon Jackson.

 

He was married July 13, 1957, to Clarice Maye “Julia” Salmon, who preceded him in death.  He later married Imogene “Jean” Harr Salmon, who also preceded him in death.

 

He is survived by two sons, Loyd (Sissy) Salmon of Puryear, TN, and Shayne (Charita) Salmon of Puryear, TN; one sister, Linda Jackson Taylor of Puryear, TN; five grandchildren, Zach Salmon, Austin Salmon, Amanda Lane, Shawn Salmon, and Michael Salmon; and two great grandchildren, Michael Lane and Teriana Lane.   

 

Along with his parents, his first wife, and second wife, he was also preceded in death by a step-father, Taylor Jackson; and one sister, Katherine Salmon.

 

Arrangements are be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday April 21, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Saturday April 22, 2017, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Donald Dunning, Paul Stawski, Curt Oliver, Ronnie Burton and Ricky Burton.

 

Burial will be in Buchanan Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mary Delores "Dolly" Edwards

Mary Delores “Dolly” Edwards, age 64, of Henry, TN, died Wednesday April 19, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

 

Dolly was a self-employed housekeeper who enjoyed gardening and flowers.  She was Baptist in faith.

 

Dolly was born June 19, 1952, in Paris, TN, to the late Barney Ray Lee and the late Opal Shell Lee. 

 

She was married to Robert Earl “Jap” Edwards, who preceded her in death.

 

She is survived by her special friend, James Hicks of Henry, TN; two sons, Tony (Lisa) Edwards of Paris, TN, and Mike (Jennifer) Edwards of Henry, TN; one sister, Robbie Jean “Tutti” French of Paris, TN; six grandchildren, Cain Edwards and fiancée Brooklyn Page of Paris, TN, Hailey (Chase) McKinney of Buchanan, TN, Victoria Smith of Paris, TN, Olivia Teague of Paris, TN, Katilyn Edwards of Henry, TN, and Amber Watson of Paris, TN; and three great grandchildren, Kenzington McKinney, Addilynn McKinney, and Branson Edwards.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by three sisters, Shirley Ann Gaskins, Christine Sanders, and Dorothy Harper; and two brothers, Edward Lee, and Willie Ray Lee.

 

Arrangements are be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday April 20, 2017, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, and continue Friday April 21, 2017, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Friday, April 21, 2017, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Chase McKinney, Cain Edwards, Ricky Tanner, Leslie Snow, David Vaughn, and Paul Greer.

 

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.  

 

Miranda Nicole Sandoval Youngblood

Miranda Nicole Sandoval Youngblood, age 34 of Paris, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her Celebration of Life will be 2:00 PM Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Nelson Creek Christ Chapel on India Road in Paris. Wilbur Farmer will be officiating.

Miranda Nicole Sandoval was born July 6, 1982 in Murray, Kentucky to Mark Sandoval and Cindy (Jerry) Stutzman, all of Paris, TN. In May of 2011 she married Richard Youngblood who survives in Paris. She is also survived by three sons, Ethan Barnes, Kayden Youngblood, and Elijah Youngblood all of Paris; one step-daughter, Madison Youngblood of Paris; one sister, Shaunna Crawford of Paris; one Aunt, Tracye (Kenneth) Peach of Big Sandy; one Uncle, Chris (Angela) Moseley of Paris; three nieces, Madisyn Gorth, Promise Crawford, and Lyric Crawford; and one nephew, Jaret Rushing.
Miranda was preceded in death by a son, Logan Youngblood in 2009.

Miranda Nicole Sandoval Youngblood loved her family and her friends.

Pamela Ball

Ms. Pamela Ball, 51, of Paris died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Henry County Healthcare.

Services will be held at noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Rawls Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Rawls Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born on April 30, 1965, in Camden to the late Freeman Ford and Inna Tharpe.

She was a member of Quinn Chapel AME Church and a former Dana Employee.

She is survived by her a son, Ezekiel Thompson of Paris; siblings, Jeannie (Odell) Long and Dennis Tharpe both of Paris; two special nieces, Crystal (Jamad) Nelson and Shemise (Matt) Tharpe and a special nephew, Kyndall Weatherford.

In addition to her parents two sisters, Rebecca Ford and Phyllis Tharpe, preceded her in death.

Rawls Funeral Home - Paris 731-642-1515 www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com

John Ham

Mr. William Franklin "John" Ham, age 81 of Henry passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at his residence. His funeral service will be 1:00PM Saturday, April 15, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Ryan Anderson of Overflow Church, Bryan Anderson of Eastland Life Church, and Jamie Jones, Associate Pastor of Overflow Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Henry Cemetery. Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 PM Friday, April 14, 2017, and after 11:00 AM Saturday, April 15. Pallbearers will be Matthew Page, Chris Ham, Jamie Ham, Jeffrey Barker, Jamie Jones, and Elliot Aubuchon.

William Franklin Ham was born June 18, 1935 in Dyer County, Tennessee to the late Hyder Ham and the late Pauline Comer Ham. On December 6, 1957 he married Martha Loretta Bell Ham who survives in Henry, Tennessee. He is also survived by one daughter, Cindy (Terry) Page of Henry, TN; two sons, Tommy (Delaine) Ham of Paris, TN and Danny (Kathy) Ham of McKenzie, TN; four sisters, Irene Eaton of McKenzie, TN, Rosie Sanders of Dyersburg, TN, Judy Lee of Baldwin, MS, and Martha (Jerry) Mitchell of Dyersburg, TN; two brothers, O.C. (Mary Ann) Ham of Pennsylvania and Elmer (Effie) Ham of Dyersburg, TN; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Mr. Ham was a Baptist by faith and was an owner within Overflow Church in McKenzie, TN. He retired from Atlantic Homes of Henry after 26 years.

Patricia Drexler

Patricia Louise Drexler, age 69, of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at her residence in Paris, TN.

 

Patricia retired as a real estate broker in Houston, TX, where she also served as a paralegal for 15 years.

 

Patricia was born August 28, 1947, in Brookings, SD, to the late Jack Ping and the late Dorothy Jensen Larson.

 

She was married March 29, 1987, to Jim A. Drexler, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one son, Brian (Sarah) Buscemi of Houston, TX; one brother, Scott Ping of Whitefish, MT; one grandson, Vincent Buscemi; mother-in-law, Arlene Drexler of Paris, TN; one niece, Kelly Ping of Boulder, CO; brothers-in-law, David (Betty) Drexler of Munford, TN, Rick Drexler of Memphis, TN; and sister-in-law, Debra (Harold) Neal of Muscle Shoals, AL.

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Edward Ping.

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to Henry County Medical Center Hospice, 311 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242.

Ivy, Jimmy Sr., Jimmy Jr., Carrie and Callie Pollack

     

   

Memorial Visitation for Jimmy Dale Pollack, Carrie Louise Clark Pollack, Jimmy Dale “J.J.” Pollack, Jr., Ivey Louise Pollack, and Callie Lee Pollack will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm at Sulphur Well Church of Christ, 1760 Oak Grove Rd. South, Springville, TN 38256.  A memorial service will begin at 5:00 p.m., with Randy Stephens of Sulphur Well Church of Christ and Larry Dukes of Point Pleasant Baptist Church officiating. 

 

All five family members died Friday, April 7, 2016, at their residence in Buchanan, TN.

 

Jimmy Dale Pollack, age 39, of Buchanan, TN, was born August 26, 1977, in Union City, TN, to the late Roy Lee Pollack and Charlene Lyles Pollack, who survives, of Buchanan, TN.    Jimmy was a self-employed small engine repair shop owner, located in the Kentucky lake area.  He was Baptist in faith.  Besides his  mother, Jimmy is survived by two daughters, Lily Pollack and Rose Pollack, both of Buchanan, TN; one aunt, Nancy Ann Verble of Whiteville, TN; and one uncle, Samuel J. Lyles, of White Plains, NJ.    Besides his father, Jimmy was also preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Clark Pollack; one son, Jimmy Dale “J.J” Pollack Jr.; and two daughters, Ivey Pollack and Callie Pollack.

 

Carrie Louise Clark Pollack, age 36, of Buchanan, TN, was born December 14, 1980, in Berrien Center, MI, to Frank Arthur Clark and Carolyn Louise Ott Clark, who both survive, of Eau Claire, MI.   Carrie was a homemaker, a member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church, and she had a genuine love for the outdoors.  She was well loved by all her family both here and in Michigan.  Jimmy and Carrie were married in April of 2002.  Along with her parents, Carrie is survived by two daughters, Lily Pollack and Rose Pollack, both of Buchanan, TN; three brothers, David Ott of Watervliet, MI, Frank Raymond Clark of Berrien Springs, MI, and Brad Matthew Clark of Benton Harbor, MI; one grandmother, Rose Mary Clark of Benton Harbor, MI; and several aunts and uncles in Michigan.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Dale Pollack; one son, Jimmy Dale, “J.J” Pollack Jr.; two daughters, Ivey Pollack and Callie Pollack; grandparents, Jack and Melissa Ott; one grandfather, Wayne Clark; and two uncles.  

 

Jimmy Dale “J.J” Pollack Jr., age 14, of Buchanan, TN, was born November 5, 2002, in St. Charles, LA, to the late Jimmy Dale Pollack and the late Carrie Clark Pollack.  Jimmy was an 8th grade student at Lakewood School in Henry County.  He attended Point Pleasant Baptist Church and Sulphur Well Church of Christ.  He loved fishing, the outdoors, swimming, and collected matchbox cars. 

 

Ivey Louise Pollack, age 4, of Buchanan, TN, was born July 26, 2012, in McKenzie, TN, to the late Jimmy Dale Pollack and the late Carrie Louise Clark Pollack.  Ivey attended Sulphur Well Church of Christ.  She loved playing with her sister’s hair, riding her bicycle, singing and dancing. 

 

Callie Lee Pollack, age 3, of Buchanan, TN, was born July 20, 2013, in McKenzie, TN, to the late Jimmy Dale Pollack and the late Carrie Louise Clark Pollack.  Callie’s tender heart and quiet spirit was loved by all who knew her.

 

J.J., Ivey, and Callie are survived by two sisters, Lily Pollack and Rose Pollack, both of Buchanan, TN;  a grandmother, Charlene Lyles Pollack of Buchanan, TN; grandparents, Frank Arthur Clark and Carolyn Louise Ott Clark, of Eau Claire, MI;  great grandmother, Rose Mary Clark of Benton Harbor, MI; and several aunts and uncles.   In addition to their parents, brother, and sisters, they were preceded in death by one grandfather, Roy Lee Pollack; one great grandfather, Wayne Clark; great grandparents, Jack and Melissa Ott; and two great uncles. 

 

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

 

Memorial Donations may be made to:  Charlene Pollack, c/o Security Bank & Trust, 210 West Washington Street,  P.O. Box 1209, Paris, TN 38242, or you may call in a donation to 731-642-6644.  

 

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