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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

 

 

Tom Merrell

Tom "Cowboy" Merrell, age 82 of Paris, TN, died Friday, July 21, 2017, in Paris, TN.

Memorial visitation will be Friday, July 28, 2017 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with a memorial service to be held Friday, July 28, 2017, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Burial of cremains will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Henry County Sheriff's Department Animal Shelter, PO Box 639, Paris, TN 38242.

Jonathan Barron

Jonathan Robert “Jon” Barron, age 31 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Paris, TN.

He worked as a farm manager at Chuck Hayes’s Farm in Paris, TN.  He was a United States Navy Veteran with several accommodations.  He was an Assistant Fire Chief of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Henry County Rescue Squad.

Jon was born on December 3, 1985, in Ft. Wayne, IN.  He is survived by his father, Jamie (Connie) Barron of Paris, TN, and his mother Jo Ann (Todd) Stetzel of Churubusco, IN.

Along with his parents, his is also survived by two sons, Eli Barron and Hunter Barron, both of Paris, TN; the mother of his children, Tosha Barron of Paris, TN; three sisters, Amanda (Tony) Troendly of Churubusco, IN, Amber (Phil) Fink of Warsaw, IN, and Jacci Baxter of Paris, TN; two brothers, Chip Barron of Paris, TN, and Jason (Shelly) Barron of LaOtto, IN; three nieces, Macy Barron, Morgan Barron, and Caroline Barron; three nephews, Sam Troendly, Joey Troendly, and Jameson Barron; and his fiancée Cindy Lawton and her son, Conner Lawton.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, July 24, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, and continue Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The funeral service will be Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Andy Harrell and Josh Strader officiating.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Pleasant Chapel Cemetery in Huntingdon County, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to:  Oakland Volunteer Fire Department,4435 State Highway 69 South, Paris, TN 38242    or    to the Paris Henry County Rescue Squad, 1705 Highway 218 Bypass, Paris, TN 38242    or    to the Jamie Barron and Jo Ann Stetzel Benefit for Eli and Hunter Barron, c/o Commercial Bank & Trust Company, P.O. Box 1000, Paris, TN 38242.

James H. Miller

Mr. James H. "Hardy" Miller, age 78 of Paris, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Murray Calloway County Hospital. His funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, July 22, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Debra McGuire officiating. Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Saturday until service time at 2:00. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery in Cottage Grove, TN. Pallbearers will be Robert "Scooter" Miller, Michael Salmon, Tim Lowry, Blake Triplett, Doyle Shepard, and Mark Hemphill.

James "Hardy" Miller was born May 9, 1939 in Paris, Tennessee to the late James L. Miller and the late Beulah Hardin Miller. On December 6, 1969 he married Nora "Jo" Austin Miller who preceded him in death on November 10, 2003.

Mr. Miller is survived by three daughters: Patricia Miller of California, Phyllis (Tom) Lowry of Lavonia, GA, and Tina (Michael) Salmon of Paris, TN; a sister, Edna Ann (Doyle) Shepard of Morristown, TN; a brother, Robert Dale "Scooter" Miller of Paris, TN; one grandchild, Erica (Blake) Triplett; one great grandchild, Mallory Jo Triplett; and a very special friend, Clara Dowdy of Paris, TN.

Mr. Hardy Miller was a United States Army Veteran serving two tours in Vietnam. He was a lifetime member of the VFW (past Commander) and AMVETS, also a member of the American Legion. He worked and retired from the City of Paris for close to 20 years. He was the Animal Control Officer for most of this time. Mr. Miller enjoyed fishing and Texas Holdem poker.

Memorials may be made to: The Darkhorse Lodge, 105 W. Wood Street, P.O. Box 1143, Paris, TN 38242

Tina Hilt

Ms. Tina Hilt, age 54 of New Concord, Kentucky passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Murray Calloway County Hospital.

Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 PM Sunday, July 23, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris, with funeral services to follow at 2:00 PM on Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home. Tammy Blakenship will officiate.  Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Paris. Pallbearers will be Adam Brockwell, Doug Brockwell Jr., Doug Brockwell Sr., Stephen Hilt Jr., Jason Johnson, and "Tattoo" Dave Harms.

Tina Marie Hilt was born December 11, 1962 to the late Charles Edward Hilt and the late Violet Kathryn Calhoun Hilt. She was formerly married to Doug Brockwell Sr., of Eva, TN.

Ms. Hilt is also survived by two sons: Doug (Ashley) Brockwell Jr. of New Concord, KY and Adam (Christian) Brockwell of Paris, TN; two sisters: Kathie Hilt of Paris, TN and Toni (Danny) Brockwell of McKenzie, TN; a brother, Steve (Sarah) Hilt of Puryear, TN; and five grandchildren: Chloe, Aiden, and Aubrey Brockwell, Isabel Williams, and Daisy Brockwell.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers: Danny Hilt and Chuck Hilt.

Tina Hilt formerly worked at Carey Counseling Center in Paris and the Department of Children's Services in Murray, KY.

Memorials may be made to: Tina Hilt family, c/o: McEvoy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 158, Paris, TN 38242 

James Elkins

James M. Elkins, age 49, of Union City, TN formerly of Paris, TN passed away on Thursday July 13, 2017 at his residence. His memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 23, 2017 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1380 Clifty Road in Paris conducted by Bro. Glynn Orr. Visitation is scheduled after 1:00 P.M. prior to the memorial service.

James was born on June 18, 1968 in Paris to the late Bobby Ray Elkins and Dorothy Raymer Elkins. He is survived by his son: Charles Andrew Thompson of Spokane, Washington; brothers: Earl Ray Elkins of Paris, Terry Lee Elkins and Allen Elkins, both of Union City; and by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. James is also preceded in death by his brother: Jeffrey Lynn Elkins (1998) and by his sister-in-law: Teresa Elkins (March 25, 2017).

Mr. Elkins was a graduate of Henry County High School. He formerly worked in construction and also as a welder. James attended New Hope Baptist Church when he lived in Paris.

E. Ray Stockdale

E. Ray Stockdale of Henry County died July 14, 2017 at his residence.  Visitation will be at 1:00 on Tuesday followed by a memorial service at 2:00 at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Gary Collier officiating.

He was born October 19, 1934 in Benton County to the late James E. and Nona Robbins Stockdale.  His wife of 62 years, Shirley Ann Stockdale survives.

He received his early education in Henry County and graduated from Grove High School in 1952 and Memphis State University in 1961 with a degree in accounting.  He was a proud American who served three years on active duty and eight years in the reserves of the US Naval Air Force.

Stockdale joined Peat Marwick & Mitchell (now KPMG) as a junior accountant in 1961.  He was admitted as Partner in the firm after 10 years.  During his career he was a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Tennessee Society of CPAs, and was a past president of the Memphis Chapter of CPAs and served on the Tennessee State Council.  He also taught accounting and taxation at The University of Tennessee.

He was an Episcopalian and a volunteer for the Memphis Chamber of Commerce and United Way.

Stockdale retired in 1985 and turned his focus to his beloved wife and family.  Being an only child, he cared for his elderly parents.  He also enjoyed playing golf and traveling with Shirley and their friends.

He is also survived by a son, Scott (Debbie) Stockdale of Murfreesboro; a daughter, Penny (Larry) Ingle of Paris and four grandchildren:  Wyatt (Jessica) Stockdale of Murfreesboro; Mitch (Britton) Stockdale of Jackson; and Haleigh Savage of Paris and Jacob Savage, who is currently enlisted with the United States Marine Corp at Parris Island, South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to local charities, organizations or churches of your choice.

Edgar Singleton

Corporal Edgar “Ed” Singleton, age 82 of Paris, TN, died Thursday July 13, 2017, at the VA Hospital in Nashville, TN.

He was a Korean War Veteran, having served with the 3rd Infantry Division of the United States Army. Born November 14, 1934, he was the eighth of thirteen children of the late Joseph and the late Mary A. “Bessie” Warmack Singleton.

He was married November 14, 1981, to the former Adele Carla Duncan Jones, who survives, of Paris, TN. A retired carpenter by trade, he enjoyed working on antique cars, gardening, his family – especially the children and his morning coffee at McDonald’s.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Eddie Gene Singleton.

Along with his wife, he is survived by three sons, Tony L. Singleton of Fresno, California, David E. Singleton of Almo, KY, and Bobby J. (Rebecca) Singleton of Puryear, TN; a step-son, Michael S. Graves of Jackson, TN; a step daughter, Theresa A. “Traci” Jones of Paris, TN; 10 grandchildren: Savannah L. Walters of Benton, IL, Morgan M. Singleton of Fresno, CA, Jordyn T. Singleton of Charlottesville, VA, David J. “Jordan” Singleton of Almo, KY, Jessica M. (Leanne) Biggs of Paris, TN, Amelia G. Singleton of Puryear, TN, Matthew W. (Amber Larson) Jones, Stephanie L. Farmer, Mary A. Jones and Joseph W. Jones all of Paris, TN; seven great grandchildren, Anthony, Zoey and Macy Elliott of Benton, IL, Kendall G. Singleton and Karter M. Singleton of Clarksville, TN, and Mason S. Farmer and Gauge L. Farmer of Paris, TN, and special friends Austin Willoughby and Chris “Mex” Olvera.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, and continue Monday, July 17, 2017, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. The funeral service to celebrate his life will be Monday, July 17, 2017, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Dwight Turner officiating.

Pallbearers will be David Jordan Singleton, Chris Olvera, Ronnie Singleton, and Ron Singleton.

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

Barbara Collums

Barbara Jean Collums, age 74 of Springville, TN, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

 

She retired from Dana Corporation after several years of work.  She attended Russwood Baptist Church and Point Pleasant Baptist Church.  She enjoyed gardening, quilting, and puzzles.

 

Barbara Jean was born October 1, 1942, in Luxora, AR, to the late John Davis LaCombs and the late Lela Childress LaCombs. 

 

She was married October 2, 1964, to Art L. Collums, who preceded her in death on March 2, 2002.

 

She is survived by four sons, Greg (Mary Anne) Collums of Mansfield, TN, Larry (Kim) Collums of Springville, TN, Barry Collums of Springville, TN, and Mike (Karen) Malone of Helena, AL; one sister, Elizabeth Carmen of Memphis, TN; six grandchildren, Kristina Malone, Rachel Schepps, David Cole, Kristofer Collums, Courtland Collums, and Josh Collums; and eight great grandchildren.

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sisters.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, with the funeral service at 12:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bobby Campbell officiating.

 

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.  

Burial will follow in Point Pleasant Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.   

Mary Wilkins

Mrs. Mary Lavern Alexander Wilkins, 96, of Paris died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at her residence.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. M.A. Richardson officiating.

She was born on March 12, 1921, to the late Arthur and Gladys Phelps Alexander in Como, Tennessee.

She was married to the late Rodger Wilkins. She was a homemaker that loved working in her flower garden. Mary loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Gladys Long and Marilyn Alexander both of Paris, TN and Velma Reid of Detroit, MI; eleven grandchildren, Marcus Long, Derrick Long,Robert Long, Angela Kendall, Michael Long, Donna Long, Keith Long, Richard Wilkins, Trina Wilkins, Violet Hickey and Eyvette Prichett; three step grandchildren, Bobby Patton, Steve Patton and Anna Eckhart; thirty four great grandchildren; twenty-four great-great grandchildren; a sister, Lola Louise Banks of Paris, TN; a brother, Harold Alexander of New York, NY and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Robert Alexander and Edward Ray Wilkins; and nineteen of her siblings.

Pearlie Litten

Pearlie Fay McKenzie Litten, age 57 of Springville, TN, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at St. Thomas West in Nashville, TN.

 

Pearlie was a factory worker for many years before becoming a homemaker. She enjoyed playing video games, especially Super Mario Brothers, game of pool, and cooking.

 

Pearlie was born November 12, 1959, in Mason, MI, to the late Franklin D McKenzie and the late Bethel Barnett McKenzie.

 

She is survived by three daughters, Regina (Eric) Williams of Carrollton, TX, Bobbie (James) Lewis of Orland, IN, and Christy Lee of Latrobe, PA; three sons, Anthony (Kathy) Stamper of Fairmont, GA, Billy Frey of Columbus, OH, and Tyson “Chris” (Jennifer) Neely of Mount Pleasant, PA; one sister, Margaret Jones of Springville, TN; two brothers, Matthew (Lori) McKenzie of Defiance, OH, and Mark (Michelle) McKenzie of Shelby, OH; fourteen grandchildren; Several nieces and nephews.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where Memorial visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2017, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. The Memorial service will be Friday, July 14, 2017, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Brian Wimberley officiating.

Patricia Nelson

Ms. Patricia Nelson, age 57 of Springville, TN passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at her residence. Her funeral service will be 12:00 PM Saturday, July 15, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Raymond Eaton of Russwood Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Bevil Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM and after 9:00 AM Saturday until service time all at McEvoy Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Randy Nelson, Colin Gurule, Joseph Gurule, Christopher North, Harry Kohler, and Johnathon Kohler.

Patricia Linn Nelson was born June 2, 1960 in Michigan to the late Jerry Franklin Mobley and the late Maude Ann Parks Melton. On March 10, 2003 she married Frank Nelson and he survives in Springville, Tennessee. She is also survived by four daughters: Amy (David) Lesniewicz of Chicago, and Selena (Carl) Berry, Cassie Del Rosario, and Tera DeShields, all of Paris, TN; four sons: James (Magan) North of Big Sandy, TN; Frank Nelson, Jr., of Greenfield, TN; Roger Nelson of Colorado; and Randy (fiancé Amy Rhodes) Nelson of Greenfield, TN; four sisters: Connie (Carl) Edwards of Henry, TN; Stacey Mobley of Paris, TN; Cindy (Jeff) Galindo of Camden, TN; and Samantha Mobley of Paris, TN; three brothers: Randy, Jeff, and Lee Mobley all of Paris, TN; numerous grandchildren; two great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, special friends, and other family members in Mississippi.


In addition to her parents, Patricia was also preceded in death by a son: Michael DeShields; and one sister: Tracey King.

Patricia enjoyed car shows, tanning, boating, and working in her garden. She loved her pets, helping others and most especially spending time with her family.

Memorials may be made to: Patricia Nelson Family, c/o: McEvoy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 158, Paris, TN 38242

Donnie Dodd

Donnie Lee Dodd age 66 of Buchanan, Tennessee passed away on Friday July 7, 2017. A private family "Celebration of Life" will be held at a later date.

Donnie was born in Murray, Kentucky on June 13, 1951 to the late Albert Everton Dodd, Sr. and the late Matre Lee Grubbs Dodd. On June 13, 1981 he married Leisa Dunlap Dodd who survives in Buchanan, TN.

Donnie is survived by his daughter: Kendall Mitchell, Buchanan; son: Brandon (Tiffany) Dodd, Buchanan; sister: Lonnie Mitchell, Buchanan; brother: Danny (Diana) Dodd, Buchanan; three grandchildren: Emma Claire Mitchell, Myla Grey Mitchell, and Hayes Everton Berry; sister-in-law: Gayle Dodd, Buchanan; his father and mother-in-law: Richard and Betty Dunlap, Buchanan; sisters-in-law: Patricia (David) Todd, Buchanan, Beverly (Kevin) Ray, Buchanan. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Donnie is also preceded in death by his three brothers: Logan Dodd, Albert E. Dodd, Jr. and Darren Dodd; and by his brother-in-law: Ruel "Mitch" Mitchell. 

Donnie worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 31 years, where he was Post Master for both Big Sandy and Dover. He also worked for the Paris Landing State Park for more than 10 years. He enjoyed small game hunting and annual trips to South Dakota, pheasant hunting with friends and family.

Donnie was assistant coach with the Henry County Scholastic Shooting Sports Team and went on to be an assistant coach at Bethel University. He continued to mentor at Holly Fork Shooting Complex. A family member said that Donnie was a devoted husband, loving father and proud and loving papa. Memorials may be made to Avalon Hospice, 849 Volunteer Drive, Suite 3, Paris, TN 38242

Jo Nell Priddy

Jo Nell Priddy, age 84 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

                                                                          

She was a member of Eastwood Church of Christ.  She retired from Mar-Kel Lighting in Paris, TN.  After retirement, she enjoyed taking care of her two twin granddaughters.  She also loved her flowers and gardening. 

 

Jo Nell was born April 14, 1933, in Paducah, KY, to the late Charlie Hosford and the late Tura Jones Hosford. 

 

She was married July 19, 1952, to Thomas H. “Pat” Priddy, who preceded her in death on February 16, 2014. 

 

She is survived by her son, Tommy (Barbara) Priddy of Paris, TN; twin granddaughters, Shelby Priddy Chapman and husband, Joe of Paris, TN, and Stephanie Priddy of Henry, TN; one great grandchild, Emma Jo Chapman; three sisters, Ruby Macias of Clarksville, TN, Sue Brown of Michigan, and Patsy Hanna of Oregon; one brother, Charles Hosford of Camden, TN; and four sisters-in-law, Mildred Byars, Mary Lee Hosford, and Linda Hosford all of Paris, TN, and Wanda Hosford of California.

 

Along with her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister in infancy, Wanda K. Hosford; and four brothers, Harold Hosford, Gene Hosford, Sammy Hosford and Wayne Hosford.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Wednesday, July 12, 2017, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Corey Sawyers officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be Dale Hosford, Mike Hosford, Ray Macias, Andy Macias, Tony Macias, and Tom Kinsland.

 

Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.   

Peggy McDaniel

Peggy Weaks McDaniel, age 73 of Paris, TN, died Friday, July 7, 2017.

She worked as a beautician for many years in Puryear, TN.  Her true passion was being an LPN at McKenzie Medical Center where she worked for Dr. Winkler.   She truly loved her job there.   She enjoyed quilting and gardening, and was always very active, even running in 5K races.  She was very creative and a hard worker, who was always a perfectionist.  She was Baptist.  

Peggy was born April 17, 1944, in Paris, TN, to the late Hallie Howard Weaks and the late Ona Mai Wilson Weaks Pflueger.

She was married April 12, 2007 to David A. McDaniel, who survives, of Paris, TN.  She is also survived by her five children, Julie (James) Taylor of Jackson, TN, Shane (Monica) Paschall of Milan, TN, Heather (Dale) Fair of Paris, TN, Matt McDaniel of Paris, TN, and Megan McDaniel of Toone, TN; one sister, Robbie French of Paris, TN; 10 grandchildren, Blake Spurgeon, Shelby Spurgeon, Matt Spurgeon, Drew Taylor, Alli Paschall, Luke Paschall, Dylan Thomas, Emma Grace Thomas, Brittney McDaniel, and Dylan Fair; and a mother-in-law, Marilyn (Gary) Deaton of Jackson, TN.

Besides her parents, Peggy was also preceded in death by one sister, Earlene Chambers; and one brother, Thomas Howard Weaks.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, July 10, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and continue Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Dale Denning officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Volker Winkler, Mike Troxler, Gary Deaton, John Dale French, Dr. Matthew Hughes, and Ricky Orr.

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

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

Mai Woody Tant

Mai Woody Tant, 61, of Newburgh, Indiana, died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born September 26, 1955, and grew up in Milan, Tennessee where she graduated from Milan High School in 1973.

She was a fun-loving, friendly person who always had a smile on her face and a song in her heart! She was an avid Alabama football fan. Mai graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Memphis, Tennessee, in 1975. There she was loved by her classmates and won the Florence Nightingale Award.

Her nursing career spanned 40 years. She began at LeBonheur Children's Hospital. She loved children and her first nursing job. Mai worked with the Shelby County and the Gibson County Health Departments, both in Tennessee. She was also a nurse for the Richmond County Health Department in Augusta, Georgia. She worked at the Milan Hospital in Milan, Tennessee, and was a school nurse for Washington Middle School in Evansville, Indiana for 15 years. Mai also worked as an after-hours pediatric phone nurse for Deaconess Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana for 6 years. It was her lifelong desire to be a nurse, and she fulfilled that role in many capacities.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Becky and William Woody, both of Milan, Tennessee; and her father-in-law, Rev. Robert Tant, Sr. of Gadsden, Alabama.

Mai leaves her husband of 27 years, Rob Tant; and her son, Christian Harris Tant, both of Newburgh, Indiana; mother-in-law, Mrs. Becky Tant of Gadsden, Alabama; sisters, Suzanne Vance of Oregon and Frankie Woody Shoaf (Hedrick) of Medina, Tennessee; brother, Marvin Woody (Pat) of Edmond, Oklahoma; nephews, Brent Hendricks of Arkansas, Parker Bedwell of Selmer, Tennessee, Alex Woody of Columbus, Ohio, Nathan Woody of Seattle, Washington, Richard Tant, Jr. and Austin Tant of Phenix City, Alabama; nieces, Anna Grace Bedwell of Selmer, Tennessee, and Emma Shoaf of Nashville, Tennessee.

Funeral Services will be held at 5:00 PM Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Rev. Chris Nunley. Friends may visit 2:00 PM until service time on Sunday at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 10, 2017, at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tennessee officiated by Rev. Doy Daniels.

The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or Gilda's Club Evansville, 5740 Vogel Road, Evansville, Indiana.

Josh Hubbard

Joshua Alan “Josh” Hubbard, age 36, died Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Paris from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Born April 8, 1981, in Nashville, TN, he was the son of Steve Hubbard of Buchanan and the late Karen Thompson Hubbard.

Josh was currently working at the Loft Wine and Spirits in Paris. He enjoyed listening to music, watching sports and playing the guitar.

Along with his father, survivors include his grandfather: Dudley Hubbard and several aunts and uncles.

His body is to be cremated with a memorial service to be planned at a later date.

Memorials may to the Josh Hubbard Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, PO Box 788, Paris, TN, 38242.

James T. McCaslin, Sr.

Mr. James T. McCaslin Sr., age 78 of Paris passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Henry County Medical Center. His body is to be cremated and a graveside service will be held later with burial of cremated remains.

James T. McCaslin was born June 10, 1939 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Tillie Tyree McCaslin and the late Lillian Alberta Terry McCaslin. On June 8, 1957 he married Pat McNutt McCaslin who survives in Paris, TN. James is also survived by one daughter: Sheliah (Keith) Watkins of Paris and one son: Ty (Deborah) McCaslin of Paris; one sister: Terryalin (Kenneth) Chapman of Tulsa, OK; four grandchildren: Jesse McCaslin of Lebanon, TN; Josh (Heather) McCaslin of Paris; Keith Brown of Paris; and Justin (Krystal) Watkins of Paris; six great grandchildren: Kaylee, Kinley and Camilla McCaslin; and Abbey, Amelia, and Audrey Watkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to Mr. McCaslin's parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister: Bertie Lou Biddle; and two great grandchildren: Karla Marie Brown and Kayla Luann Brown.

Mr. McCaslin was a member of the McDonald's Breakfast Club. He got his first motorcycle when he was 14 years old and he has been riding one ever since.

Edward James "Ed" Caldwell, Jr.

Edward James “Ed” Caldwell, Jr., age 57 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and enjoyed watching wildlife.  He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church

Ed was born October 11, 1959, in Independence, MO, to the late Edward James Caldwell, Sr., and the late Willa Margaret Voyer Caldwell.

He was married May 2, 1981, to Karen Huggins Caldwell, who survives, of Paris, TN.   Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Virginia (Marc) Maltby of O’Fallen, IL, and Angela (David) Renollet of Illinois; one son, Eddie (Maddie) Caldwell of Illinois; four sisters, Margaret (Gary) Boak of Katy, TX, Linda (Steve) Kelpe of Katy, TX, Carolyn (Murry) Cathlyna of Flower Mound, TX, and Kay and husband Joe ;  two brothers, George (Pam) Caldwell of Richmond, TX, and Larry (Kathy) Caldwell of Kansas City, MO; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Butch Caldwell.  

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

Willie Pace

Willie Franklin Pace, 61 of Clarksville, TN passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 28, 1955 in Granite City, IL son of the late Elbert and Evelyn Stack Pace. Mr. Pace worked for Kerr Lake Marine, NC, and was a retired U.S. Army Sergeant. Survivors include his sons, Willie Foster Pace, Greenville, IL, Stephen Wayne Pace, Paris, TN, Joshua Jordan Pace, Paris, TN, daughter, Christina Caren Pace, McKenzie, TN, brothers, Jimmy Pace, Clarksville, TN, Larry Pace, Hazel, KY, Roger Pace, Greenville, IL, Terry Pace, McEwen, TN, Marty Pace, Pennsylvania, Billy Pace, Taylorville, IL, Bobby Pace, St. Louis, MO, Rex Pace, Paris, TN and eight grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Anglin Funeral Home in Dover, with the funeral service immediately following at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in the Pugh Flat Cemetery, Ky. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home.

Rosemary Thompson

Ms. Rosemary Thompson, age 64 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Allegiance Hospice Home in Jackson, Michigan. Her visitation with the family will be from 11:00AM until 4:00PM Saturday, July 8, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home. Cremation will follow visitation and no service is scheduled.

Rosemary Thompson was born August 16, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Edward Joseph DuFour and the late Rose Anne Stella DuFour. On July 1, 1972 she married Robert G. Thompson who preceded her in death on December 31, 2003.

Ms. Thompson is survived by six sons: Tommy (Maureen) Thompson of Paris; Christopher (Jessica) Thompson of Buchanan; Austin (Breanna) Thompson of Puryear; Robert (Terri) Thompson of Charleston, SC; Bradley (Penny) Thompson of Grand Rapids, MI; and Eric (Jill) Thompson of Rock, MI; one daughter: Diana Thompson of Romulus, MI; two sisters: Dorothy Schoolmaster of Ypsilanti, MI and Anita (Nelson) Amrhein of Grass Lake, MI; numerous grandchildren including: Gary Edward Thompson, Jr., Houston Beck Thompson, Sophia Roseanne Thompson, Thomas Richard Thompson, Jr., Aaron Glen Thompson, Nathan Christopher Thompson, Carlie Ann Thompson, and Mason Christopher Thompson; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ms. Thompson was also preceded in death by a daughter: Rebecca Lynn Thompson; a son: Gary E. Thompson; and two sisters: Toni Taylor and Ginny DuFour.

Rosemary Thompson formerly worked at Shoney's, Tom's Pizza, and Wal-Mart, all in Paris.

Charles Allen

Charles Lee “Charlie” Allen, age 68 of Paris, TN, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at his Residence.

Charlie graduated from E.W. Grove High School in 1968. He then attended Bethel College for 2 ½ years. After Bethel he went to UT Martin for a year. He had previously worked as a stocker at Kroger for ten years and was a former announcer for WTPR, WFWL and WKTA. Retiring as a Corporal, Charlie worked 31 years and 8 months as the communication supervisor at the Paris Police Dept. He formerly owned and operated Confidential Investigators of TN for 25 years and formerly owned a paging and cell phone dealership. His hobbies included photography and working with and on ham radios.

Born April 12, 1949, in Paris, TN, he was the son of the late William Carl Allen and the late Annie Lee Raines Allen.

Charlie is survived by one daughter Charity (Josh) Butler of Jackson, TN; and one grandchild, Averlee Butler of Jackson, TN; one great nephew, J. Michael (Laura) French of Springville TN; and one niece, Susan French of Paris, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers: Joe Don Allen, Jimmy Allen, Richard Ronald Allen and John Thomas Allen.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be on Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 4 – 7 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home and on Monday, July 3, 2017, from 2 pm – 4 pm at Sulphur Well Church.  The funeral service will be at 4:00 pm Monday, July 3, 2017, at Sulphur Well Church Randy Stephens and Bob Palmer officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Douglass, Tom Cate, Dickie Bomar, Garrett Sinclair, and Russell Matheny. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Pinson, RT Miller, Jr., and members of FOP Lodge #17.

Tanner Evan Roberson

Tanner Evan Roberson, age 12 of Paris, TN, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Tanner had attended First Baptist Church with his family for several years. He had completed 6th grade at Inman Middle School.  Tanner enjoyed attending soccer games, football games, and band contests. He loved being in the pool, going on walks, being outside, taking trips, and watching hockey and football on TV and listening to all types of music. He also loved Walt Disney World.

Tanner was born December 27, 2004 in Paris, TN to Jimmy and Patty Farris Roberson who survive.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Jay Roberson of Paris, TN and Will Roberson of Paris, TN; Grandparents, Don (Betty) Roberson of Paris, TN;  three aunts, Alisa (Michael) French of Paris, TN, Anita (Brent) Knott of Pensacola, FL, and Carol (Ronnie) Nash of Paris, TN; several great aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; and special caregivers, Cathy Hazlewood, Teresa Merrell, Misty Hoertsch, Andrea Harris, and Amanda York.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 2 – 6 pm and Monday, July 3, 2017 from 9  – 11 am.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Monday, July 3, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Lance Smith, Ricky Moon, Sean Taylor, and Scott Shepherd

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to: Easton’s Angels, PO Box 1371, Paris, TN  38242.

Roberta Jo Ann “Bobbie Jo” Wade

Roberta Jo Ann “Bobbie Jo” Wade, age 46 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her residence.

Bobbie Jo attended Como Church of Christ.   She was formerly employed at Four Seasons in Paris.  She enjoyed reading and loved her family and grandchildren very much.

She was born February 16, 1971 in Chicago, IL to Richard and Mary Lou Brooks Watson of Paris, TN.

Bobbie Jo was married to Ronnie Wade and he survives of Paris.  She is also survived by one daughter, Andreanna (Dustin) Capps of Paris, TN; three sons, Tyler Clay England of North Carolina, Hunter Dean Wade of Paris, TN, and Jordan Ryan Wade of Paris, TN;  one sister, Katherine Connell of Paris, TN; one brother, Ricky (Amanda) Watson of Mansfield, TN;  and five grandchildren, Landon Capps, Hailyn Wade, Kaisyn Wade, Emersyn Wade, and Layla Capps.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  She is to be cremated.  No service is planned at this time. 

Claudene Hudson

Claudene Hudson, age 94 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

She was a homemaker and an excellent caregiver to children.  She was also a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Claudene was born December 14, 1922, in Paris, TN, to the late Harry Thomas Hudson and the late Carrie Jarman Hudson. 

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Corene Smith and Virginia Hastings; and one brother, George Harold Hudson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, June 30, 2017 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, with the funeral service at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Alan Trull officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jacky Smith, Rex Smith, Sue Hooper, Sherron Riggins, Collin Baham, and Ashton O’Daniel. 

Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Anna Margaret Lamb

Mrs. Anna Margaret Lamb age 87 of Paris, TN passed away on Thursday June 28, 2017 at Henry County Healthcare Center. Her graveside service is scheduled for 10:00 AM Friday at Memorial Cemetery in Paris conducted by Bro. Gary Collier.

Anna was born on June 14, 2017 in Henry County, Tennessee to John Chesley McDaniel and Edna Viola McClure McDaniel who have both preceded her in death. She married Everette Clarence Lamb on March 10, 1950 who also preceded her on August 9, 1999. Mrs. Lamb is survived by her three sons: Everette Chesley Lamb of Paris, William Leslie Lamb (Debbie) Lamb of Paris and John Wesley Lamb of Paris; a grandson: Everette Daniel Lamb; and great-grandaughter: Shelia Daniele Lamb.

Anna was also preceded in death by her sister:Daisy Orine McDaniel in 1938 and by her brother William Chesley McDaniel in 1994.

Mrs. Lamb was a member of Temple Baptist Church and belonged to the Eastern Star. She was also a homemaker.

Pauline Merrell Enoch

Mrs. Pauline Merrell Enoch age 98 of Paris, TN passed away on Monday June 26, 2017 at the Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center. Her funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home on Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. conducted by Bro. Bobby Campbell of Central Point Baptist Church. Visitation is scheduled on Tuesday at McEvoy from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Wednesday after 9:00 A.M. until service. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Pauline was born on May 10, 1919 in Henry County, Tennessee to John Frank Merrell and Effie Victoria Hart Merrell who have both preceded her in death. On January 6, 1935 she married John Otis Enoch who preceded her on May 25, 1989. Mrs. Enoch leaves behind four daughters: Margaret Dunlap of Buchanan, TN, Judy (Jake) Wade of Paris, twin: Cookie Collins of Palmersville, TN and twin: Diane E. Cole of Montgomery, AL; grandchildren: James Austin (Connie) Cole, Amanda Louise Cole, Teddy D. (Opal) Wade, Kathy (Paul) Carney, Christie (Mike) Suratt, Lisa Collins Hatch (Mike) Hubbard, and Janice (Larry) Turner. She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband Mrs. Enoch is preceded by three sons-in-law: Louis A. Cole, Jerry Bruce Collins and Rufus Dunlap, Jr., and two grand-children: Jerry Ward Collins and Timothy Dunlap.

Mrs. Enoch was a longtime member of Central Point Baptist Church and a homemaker. She worked at Salant & Salant formerly of Paris until its closing. She greatly enjoyed gardening and cooking, especially for her grandchildren. Pauline loved to laugh, pull pranks, share her stories and telling of tall tales from the good ole days.

"Thank you! During a time like this we realize just how much our friends mean to us. Your kind expressions of love and sympathy will always be remembered,” from the family of Pauline Merrell Enoch.

James Clement

James Edward Clement, age 76 of Paris, TN, died Friday, June 23, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He retired after many years as a security guard at Paris Landing State Park.  He also formerly worked at Celotex and was a member of Jesus Saves Baptist Church.  He enjoyed camping and playing music.

James was born October 18, 1940, in Big Sandy, TN, to the late Louie Elvis Clement and the late Sarah Jane Nolen Clement.

He was married in 1972 to Doris Smith Clement, who preceded him in death on December 23, 2014.

He is survived by one daughter, Dawn Clement of Memphis, TN; one son Ronnie (Cheryl) Clement of Romeoville, IL; one sister, Jean Payne of Camden, TN; two brothers, Buford Clement of McKenzie, TN, and Nolan Clement of Camden, TN; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. 

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Dianna May Clement; three sisters; and two brothers.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Monday, June 26, 2017 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Monday, June 26, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Teddy Hill and Joey Collins officiating.

Pallbearers will be James Dean Clement, Elvis Clement, Terry Smith, Bradley Clement, Zach Clement, and Charlie Carlisle. 

Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery in Paris, TN.   

Judy Lamb

Judy Melton Lamb, age 67 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her residence. Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Judy Melton Lamb was born March 19, 1950 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Robert Earl Melton and the late Frances Mildred Gullett Melton. She is survived by two sons: Johnny Mathis and Daniel Lamb both of Paris, TN; one sister: Cathy (Lee) Chapman of Paris, TN; five brothers: Jerry (Dinah) Melton, Randy (Debbie) Melton, Donnie Melton, Billy Melton, and Ricky (Janice) Melton all of Paris, TN; and four grandchildren: April Mathis, Hannah Mathis, Monica Green, and Shelia Danielle Lamb.
Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son: Jerry Lee Mathis, two sisters: Cynthia Dawn Melton Tyler and Nancy Ann Melton Glisson; and a brother: Robert Michael Melton.

Judy worked at the Dairy Queen / Dairy Delight for 32 years.

Memorials may be made to: McEvoy Funeral Home, c/o: Judy Melton Lamb, P.O. Box 158, Paris, TN 38242

Ruby Triplett

Ruby Hottle Triplett, age 63 of Surfside Beach, SC, formerly of Henry County, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Compass Post Acute Rehabilitation in Conway, SC. 

She formerly worked at both Tecumseh and the Hampton Inn in Paris, TN, for several years.  She enjoyed reading, dancing, and going to the movies.  She was Church of Christ.

Ruby was born February 20, 1954, in Paducah, KY, to the late Cletis Kalbacker and the late Flossie Trout Rasimas.

She is survived by her son, Greg Lassiter of Paris, TN; one grandchild, Noah Lassiter of Paris, TN; two sisters, Sandra Kay (Jeff) Kuykendall of Horatio, AR and Jorita West of Fort Worth, TX; one brother, Alan Dale Reed of Texas; three nieces, Kathy (Eddie) Drent of Horatio, AR, Kay (Daniel) Lindsey of DeQueen, AR, and Kellie Kuykendall of Horatio, AR; and one nephew, Alan Reed Lanier of Murray, KY.     

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher Daniel Lassiter in 1973; and two sisters, Colleen Kalbacker and Mary Ann Whitebird.     

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, June 26, 2017 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with John Dale officiating.

Pallbearers will be Randy Lassiter, David Lassiter, Joe Thompson, Joe Jackson, Tony Triplett, and Steve Crater. 

Burial will follow in Hazel City Cemetery in Hazel, KY.

Johnny Gibson

Johnny “The Old Guide” Gibson was born May 23, 1924, the only child of Wayne and Bess Gibson. He died peacefully at his home in Springville June 16, 2017.

 Johnny spent his early childhood in Ft. Myers, Florida, later moving to Paris with his family to their farm on Elizabeth St. He was one year shy of graduating from Grove High School when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps July 12, 1941 at the age of 17 to serve in World War II.

 Johnny served in the 1st Marine Division for 4 ½ years, where he spent most of his time in the South Pacific, first landing at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands and later fighting in the Battle of Peleliu. 

 After the war, Johnny went looking for adventure, driving with friends to Alaska in a 1944 panel truck to take a job building roads for the gold mining camps.

 Upon his return from Alaska, he worked as a state game warden for 4 years. An avid outdoorsman, Johnny’s next career became the one he was most known for, and the one that earned him the nickname “The Old Guide”.  He worked as a hunting and fishing guide, first independently and later as an employee of the The Tennessean newspaper, owned by his good friend Amon Evans. 

 During his years as a guide, Johnny had the privilege of guiding prominent politicians and celebrities, including former Vice Presidents Albert Gore Jr. and Walter Mondale; former Tennessee Governors Ned McWherter, Buford Ellington, Ray Blanton and Lamar Alexander; and country singers Ricky Shelton, Hank Williams Jr., Grandpa Jones and Little Jimmy Dickens.

 Upon his retirement, Johnny continued to pursue his lifelong passion for the outdoors, turkey hunting into his late 80’s. In 2005, he was recognized by John Tanner and the House of Representatives for his contributions to exploring and sharing the beauty of West Tennessee, and in 2006, he received the National Wild Turkey Federation Master Hunter award.

 Johnny also loved growing blueberries and making blueberry wine, a pastime that he become well known for in his later years.

 He was a member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ, becoming the oldest person to be baptized by preacher Randy Stephens at the church at the age of 90.

 Johnny is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jane Thompson Gibson of Springville TN; his five children Johnny Wayne “Hoot” Gibson (wife Vickie), Ronnie Gibson, Ginny Jackson (husband Barry), Jeanie Oliver (husband Jimmy) and Julie Kern (husband Greg); grandchildren Jamie Gibson, Rhonda Gibson, Christie Gamlin, Justin Oliver, Nick Gibson, Marcus Gibson, Travis Gibson, Drew Domalik, Brianna Domalik and Alex Jackson; and great-grandchildren Drake Gamlin, Cole Gamlin, Maddox Oliver, Kendall Oliver and Matthew Gibson. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents Wayne Gibson and Bess Daggett Gibson.

 A celebration of life to honor Johnny will be planned later. The family requests that in lieu of food and flowers, donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in Johnny’s memory.

Mary Tyler

Mrs. Mary "Margaret" Davis Tyler, age 74 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Thursday morning June 15, 2017 at her residence. A private family graveside service will be held for her with no visitation scheduled. Margaret was born on July 20, 1942 in Paris, TN to James William Davis and Cleo Creamer Glover who have both preceded her in death. On February 7, 1986 she married Gerald Tyler of Paris, TN. She leaves behind three sons: Stacy (Pam) Tyler of Sharpsburg, GA, Kevin Tyler and Kerry Tyler, both of Washington state; a brother: Billy (Sandy) Davis of Searcy, AK; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Tyler is also preceded in death by a son: Donnie Manuel, two sisters and one brother.

Margaret formerly worked for Holley Carburetor of Paris. She spent the last 30 years as a Homemaker. Margaret enjoyed traveling with her husband and visited all over the U.S. Memorials for Mrs. Tyler may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Thomas Wesley "Lurch" Jackson

Thomas Wesley “Lurch” Jackson, age 59 of Springville, TN, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

 

Lurch was a truck driver for many years.  He loved the outdoors and especially boating on his boat, McBride’s Ride II.

 

He was born November 7, 1957 in Nashville, TN to the late Thomas Edward Jackson and the late Julia Frank Jackson.

 

Lurch was married in 1991 to Mary Christina McBride Jackson and she survives of Springville, TN.  He is also survived by one daughter, Wendi Jackson of Memphis, TN; two sons, Steve Jackson of Bruceton, TN and Chris (Miranda) Jackson of Gladeville, TN; one sister, Dona (Billy) Hatfield of Joelton, TN; two brothers, Hershel “Gene” Jackson of Clarksville, TN, and Bobby Jackson of Joelton, TN; six grandchildren, Hannah Jackson, Hailey Jackson, Hunter Jackson, Kortney Jackson, Ashlyn Jackson, and Noelle Jackson.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 11 am – 2 pm.  The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Friday, June 16, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Jessie Allen officiating.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 

 

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

 

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:  American Lung Association, One Vantage Way, Ste. D-220, Nashville TN 37228 or American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

 

Joetta Paschall

JoEtta Kathleen Paschall, age 78 of Puryear, died Monday June 12, 2017 at Towne Square Care of Puryear.

She was a member of North Fork Baptist Church and was active in Young at Heart at Puryear Baptist Church and North Fork Baptist Church.  She also regularly attended Sanders Senior Center in Paris and Murray Senior Center in Murray.  She loved reading, and any type of music.

JoEtta was born June 4, 1939, in Elmhurst, IL, to the late John George Weiher, Sr. and the late Jennie Elizabeth Springer Weiher.

She was married on December 5, 1959 to Vernon Hugh Paschall who preceded her in death on July 14, 1979.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Glaab of Puryear, TN, and Carolyn Kaminski of Puryear, TN; one son, Steven (Tina) Paschall of Puryear, TN; two brothers, John G. (Joyce) Weiher, Jr. of Paris, TN, and Robert (Judith) Weiher of Belvidere, IL; six grandchildren, Matthew (Stephanie) Sykes, Mason (Katrina) Sykes, Ashley Kaminski, Whitney Kaminski, Benjamin Paschall, and Kathleen (Chase) Walker;  five great grandchildren; and special friends, Jason (Stephanie) Walker and family.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Donald R. Glaab.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4 - 8 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue on Friday June 16, 2017 from 9 - 11 am at North Fork Baptist Church.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Friday, June 16, 2017 at North Fork Baptist Church with Randy Kuykendall officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mason Sykes, Matthew Sykes, Benjamin Paschall, Chase Walker, John Weiher III, Tilman Paschall, and Brandon Weiher.   Roy Paschall is named as an honorary pallbearer.

Burial will follow in Paschall Cemetery in Puryear, TN.   

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105, or at www.stjude.org

Jackie Don Jackson

Jackie Don Jackson, age 72, of Paris, TN, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

Jackie formerly worked at Midland Brake Company in Paris, TN, and was a U.S Navy Vietnam Era Veteran.  He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, who enjoyed preaching some and witnessing to people.

He was born November 6, 1944, in Lynn Grove, KY, to the late James Andrew Jackson and the late Velma B. Lax Jackson.

He was married May 28, 1969, to Patricia “Pat” Burnette Jackson, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is survived by one daughter Jeri (David) Anderson of Beech Bluff, TN; two sons, Jonathan Jackson and Mark Jackson both of Paris, TN; one sister Delores Ann Jackson of Henry, TN; one brother, Ronnie Jackson of Paris, TN; and three grandchildren, Rayna Jackson, Zachary Anderson, and Derrick Anderson.  

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Jackson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Bethesda Cemetery in Paris, TN, with burial to follow.  Jack Thacker will officiate.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Jettie Tharpe

Mr. Jettie Tharpe , 88, of Paris died Friday, June 9, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Sparks Street Church of Christ with Ed Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.

Rawls Funeral Home – Paris 731-642-1515

Bailey Wimberley

Bailey Smith Wimberley, age 82, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

Bailey served for over 30 years in law enforcement in Paris & Henry County, serving as Chief Deputy under four sheriffs.  He also served as Land Between the Lakes Patrolman for several years, and retired from the Henry County Highway Department.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially bird, fox and coon hunting.  He was a member of McDavid Grove Baptist Church in Springville, TN.

He was born February 19, 1935, in Model, TN, to the late John Rudie Wimberley and the late Mary Marie Sills Wimberley.

He was married June 30, 1963, to Mary Nell Hooper Wimberley, who preceded him in death on October 25, 2016.

He is survived by his three daughters, Charlotte (Jimmy) Hudgins of Paris, TN, Tammy (Doug) Muench of Paris, TN, and Denise Foust of Paris, TN;  one son, Danny (Sue) Brown of Port Hueneme, CA; one brother Robert F. (Betty) Wimberley of Springville, TN; one brother-in-law, John O’Connell of Chicago, IL; 13 grandchildren, Susan (Sam) Hager, Jamie (Janet) Hudgins, Ben (Christina) Brown, Jonathan Hudgins, Jill Dowdy, Jesse (Adrien) Cooley, Micah Brown, Jennifer (Philip) Cooley-Robinson, Will Foust, Keturah (James) Blood, Katie Foust, Josh (Ashley) Muench, and Ryan (Kasey) Muench; and 32 great grandchildren, J.T. Hudgins, Melissa (David) McDade, John Allen, Michael (Genesis) Allen, Parker McDade, Bennett McDade, Lindsey Allen, Brett Dowdy, Alex Dowdy, Waylon Dowdy, Anna Grace Livingston, Nora Russell, Wesley Scates, Aaron Hager, Jacob Hager, A.J. Hager, Courtney Hudgins, Seth Hudgins, Joseph Hudgins, Lindsey Hudgins, Emily Brown, Isaac Brown, Allison Brown, Owen Brown, Andrew Brown, Noah Robinson, Ezra Robinson, Brandon Muench, Collin Muench, Cannon Muench, Aubrey Muench, and Memphis Tharpe.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a son, Bailey Smith Wimberley, Jr.; three sisters, Virginia Dare Wimberley, Mary Evelyn Wimberley, and Margaret Louise Wimberley O’Connell; two brothers, J.R. Wimberley, Jr., and Homer Sills Wimberley; and one great grandchild, Nathan Hudgins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Monday June 12, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Monday, June 12, 2017, at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Charles Cate and Sheriff Monte Belew officiating.   

Pallbearers will be members of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department.  Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, or at www.alzfdn.org.

John Donald Greene

John Donald “Don” Greene, age 79, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

Don retired from Emerson Electric in Paris, TN, and formerly worked at Clippard and Celotex.  He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, and enjoyed gardening and hunting.

He was born February 24, 1938, in Paris, TN, to the late John Henry Greene and the late Mary Lena Greene.

He was married June 14, 1958, to Ruth Naomi Boothe Greene, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Julie (Wayman) Millis of Paris, TN, and Sharon Greene of Paris, TN; one son, Donovan (Christy) Greene of Paris, TN; five grandchildren, Sam Greene, Ethen Krietz, Jonathan Greene, Stephanie Greene, and Logan James; and two great grandchildren, Connor Lund-Greene and Gabe Greene. 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Chris Allen Greene; four sisters, Irene Hunziker, Bessie Holley, Laverne Owens, and Jeanette Hannah; two brothers, Clint Green and Aubrey Greene, and two in infancy.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Greene Family Cemetery in Paris, TN, with burial to follow.  Randy Stephens will officiate.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

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

Henry Hastings

Henry Terry Hastings, age 88, of Paris, TN, died Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Terry retired in 1987 after 34 years of service at Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris, TN.  He was also a farmer, and served in the Tennessee National Guard.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved music and especially dancing.  He was Methodist in faith. 

He was born October 3, 1928, in Mansfield, TN, to the late Fred Henry Hastings and the late Ila Yarbrough Hastings.

He was married July 1, 1949, to Ruth B. Lankford Hastings, who preceded him in death on February 11, 2001. 

Terry is survived by one daughter, Shelba Jean Hastings of Paris, TN,  and her special friend, Jack Winters of Buncombe, IL.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, June 9, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm.  A graveside service will be held Friday, June 9, 2017, at 2:00 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with burial to follow.  Chad Kennedy will officiate.

Carl Barrows

Mr. Carl Neville Barrows, age 89 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center. His body was donated to science and no services are scheduled.

Mr. Barrows worked at Holley Carburetor in Paris and the Henry County Highway Department.

Carl Neville Barrows was born April 28, 1928 in Stewart County, Tennessee to the late Ralph Chester Barrows and the late Sylvia Eloise Stack Barrows. On November 23, 1956 he married Juanita Fitch Barrows and she preceded him in death on October 11, 2010. He was also preceded in death by one sister: Louise Barrows Clutts; and one brother: Neal Blair Barrows.
Mr. Barrows is survived by one son: Martin Craig Barrows (Kelly E. Barker) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Mary Sabinske

Mary Josephine Sabinske, age 66, of Big Sandy, TN, died Friday, June 8, 2017, at her residence in Big Sandy, TN. 

 

Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Camden Seventh-day Adventist Church.

 

She was born January 19, 1951, in Valparaiso, IN, to the late Joe Stefanich and the late Mary J. Lewis Stefanich.

 

She was married April 30, 1972, to William “Bill” Sabinske, who survives, of Big Sandy, TN.

 

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Kathy (Steven) Mullins of Big Sandy, TN; two sons, Charles “CJ” Sabinske and special friend Brandy Watkins of Elkhart, IN, and Joseph David (McKayla) Sabinske of Clarksville, TN; five grandchildren, Julie Mullins, Michael Mullins, Joshua Mullins, Angelica Sabinske, and Emily Sabinske.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at Mixie Baptist Church Cemetery in Hollow Rock, TN, with burial to follow.  Elder Talvin Howell will officiate.

 

Norma Kay Hopkins Forsythe

Norma Kay Hopkins Forsythe, age 80, of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at her residence in Paris, TN.

 

Kay was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church and the Martha Chapter 155 Order of the Eastern Star.  She also enjoyed traveling.

 

She was born November 6, 1936, in Springville, TN, to the late William Eli Hopkins and the late Della McDaniel Hopkins.

 

Kay was married January 21, 1985, in Brownsville, TX, to James R. “Jim” Forsythe, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Leigh (John) Humphries of Brandon, MS; two sons, Kenny Maurice Lacy and special friend Carol Pinson of Paris, TN, and William Timothy (Mary Lynn) Lacy of Puryear, TN; two sisters, Regina Lamb of Paris, TN and Dorothy Ward of Paris, TN; one brother, Keith (Patricia) Hopkins of Paris, TN; six grandchildren, Jay Humphries, Macon Humphries, Joe Humphries, Amber Leann (Russell) Hill, Kaylynn Lacy, and James Lacy; and two great grandchildren, Ashlyn Aaron and Kane Price.

 

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Dorris Hopkins.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Thursday June 8, 2017, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Thursday, June 8, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Corey Cain and Craig Peevyhouse officiating.   

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Barry Pennington, Larry Pennington, James Lacy, Randy McCarty, Tommy Lemonds, Bennie Akers, Jay Humphries, and Macon Humphries.

 

Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to Maplewood Baptist Church Building Fund, 8700 Highway 218 Bypass, Paris, TN 38242.

 

Marilyn Lundquist

Marilyn Jean Lundquist, age 86 of Paris, TN, died June 2, 2017 at her residence in Paris, TN.

Marilyn was a retired supervisor from the comptroller’s office at the Internal Revenue Service. She loved to cook and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, working crossword puzzles, playing cards and was a wizard at the Words with Friends game.

Born November 21, 1930, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Sorensen and the late Evelyn Sharp Sorensen.

She was married to Carl Ray Lundquist for over 48 years. Shortly after their wedding, they moved from Minneapolis, MN to California to raise their three children.  After her husband's death in 1996, Marilyn joined her son and his family in Tennessee.

Marilyn is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Michael) Davis of Caledonia, MI, and Lisa Elliott of Auburn, CA; one son, Mark Lundquist of Paris, TN; one sister, Millicent Skinner of Venice, CA;  eleven grandchildren: Patricia (Michael) Spiegel, Brian (Colleen) Davis, Melodie (Donny) Jones, Teresa (Michael) Corrington, Michael (Shannon) Lundquist, Steven (Stephanni) Lundquist, Daniel (Autumn) Lundquist, Stacey Lundquist, Rose Elliott, Vincent Elliott, and Christal Elliott; and ten great grandchildren.

 In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Wallace Sorensen.

Marilyn's wit, fun sense of humor, and love of family will be missed and the memories she's built over the years will be a lasting gift in the hearts of the family and friends who love her.

Please join us for a celebration of her life on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  A Prayer Service will be held a 7:00 PM.

Thomas Turner

Thomas Leon Turner, age 72 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at  the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Leon was a member of East Union Baptist Church in Beech Bluff, TN. He was a retired lineman from AT &  T. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid  John Wayne fan. Leon was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the US Navy.

Born July 22, 1944, in Trenton, TN, he was the son of the late Vernon Turner and  the late Helen Christine Walker Turner.

He is survived by one daughter: Angie (Dennis) Vaughn of Paris, TN; one son: David (Stephanie) Turner of Bloomington, Minnesota; six grandchildren: Jordan Vaughn, Joe Dennie, Adilynn Vaughn, Morgan Turner, Malory Turner and Mackenzie Turner; and one nephew: Ronnie Ray of Gleason, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Turner.

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

Joyce Beechum

Joyce Wade Beecham, age 70 of Paris, TN, died Sunday June 4, 2017 at her residence in Paris, TN.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking pies, collecting oil lamps and taking care of her family.

Born October 2, 1946, in Paris, TN ,to the late Aaron F. Wade and the late Hallie J. Shaffer Wade.

She was married July 7, 1967 to Gerald Beecham, who preceded her in death on April 28, 2017.

Survivors include: Two daughters: Hallie Ann Christian of Paris, TN, and Betty Delores (Larry) Wallace of Paducah, KY; one son, Robert Gerald Beecham of Paris, TN; nine grandchildren, Gwin (Paige) Christian, Nathaniel (Adell) Christian, Rebecca Triplett, Charlene (Justin) Barnes, Robert Triplett, TJ Childress, George Childress, Charles “Peanut” Beecham, and Elick Beecham; and nine great grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters:, Janie D Williams, and Betty M. Adams; two brothers: Bobby F. Wade and David Wade; and one granddaughter, Janie D. Triplett.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, June 6, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Wednesday June 7, 2017, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 6, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.   

Pallbearers will be Gwin Christian, Robert Triplett, David Wade, Nathaniel Christian, TJ Childress, and George Childress. Elick Beecham and Charles “Peanut” Beecham are named as Honorary Pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Big Sandy, TN.

Dean Parker

Dean Parker, age 84 of Paris, passed away Friday morning, June 2, 2017 at her residence. Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Dean Parker was born February 5, 1933 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Clyde J. Sterrett and the late Bertha Eva McFadden Adams. On December 24, 1950 she married James Lowell Parker who preceded her in death on November 13, 1992. She was also preceded in death by two sisters: Bobbi Kuhn and Sue McClain; and one brother: Billy Guthrie.

Mrs. Parker is survived by one sister: Bessie Wynn of Muskegon, MI; a very special friend: Oscar "Blu" Sielbeck; eight nieces: Ann (Dan) Patterson, Peggy Carrier, Paula (Gary) Odom, Debbie Pace, Tammy (Pete) Lackey, Leigh Ann (Tim) Beecham, Joan (Art) LaBonte and Leisa White; and four nephews: James (Kim) McClain, Dwayne McClain, Lane Bridges, and Mark (Char) Wynn.

Dean's family would like to extend their love, appreciation and thanksgiving to all of her caregivers.

Bob D. Marshall

Bob D. Marshall, age 79, of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

 

Bob was a self-employed carpenter for many years, and served in the Tennessee National Guard.  He enjoyed fishing, Nascar, and Atlanta Braves baseball.

 

Bob was born October 14, 1937, in Church Hill, TN, to the late Venoy Marshall and the late Martha Breeding Marshall.

 

He was married May of 1975 to Carolyn Fay Smith Marshall, who preceded him in death on March 10, 1999.

 

He is survived by one son, Kevin D. Marshall and fiancé Melissa Dolliver of Mansfield, TN; one sister, Nancy Ann (Roy) Arnold of Puryear, TN; two grandchildren, Peyton Marshall and Austin Marshall.

 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Vaughn Marshall and Howard Marshall.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday June 3, 2017, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm., with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bro. Johnny Farmer officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Peyton Marshall, Austin Marshall, David Marshall, Mike Marshall, David Smith and Jason Smith.

 

Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Mark Flanagan

Mark Allan Flanagan age 54, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

Mark was formerly employed by Emerson Electric Co. He was an avid NASCAR and University of Tennessee Volunteers fan.

Born March 21, 1963, in Paris,TN, he was the son of Betty Wilson (Jack) Lovelady of Paris and the late Harold Dean Flanagan.

Along with his mother, Mark is survived by two children: Amber Flanagan of Clanton, AL and Tyler Flanagan and special friend Regina Pierre of Titusville, FL; and two grandchildren: Ever Rose Flanagan and Blair Flanagan; and his Grandmother Frances Wilson of Paris.

Additional survivors include several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

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

Leone Ruth Leonard

Leone Ruth Leonard, age 93, of Paris, TN, died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Leone was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them.

Leone was born August 16, 1923, in Scopus, MO, to the late Earl Wilburn Coatney and the late Edith Amelia Rundel Coatney.

She was married to Henry David Leonard on July 4th, 1941 in St Charles, MO and he preceded her in death on October 29, 2008.

She is survived by three daughters, Denise (Gary) Wardle of Puryear, TN, Kaye (Andy) Laughlin of Eagle River, AK, and Davona Hatley of Brownsville, TX; two sons, Tim (Lisa) Leonard of Paris, TN, and David (Linda) Leonard of Roseburg, OR; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and a special friend, Donna Shields.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Bob Leonard.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated with a private, family memorial service to be held at a later date.

Warren Dennis Bryant

Mr. Warren Dennis Bryant, 48, of Clarksville formerly of Paris died Friday, May 26, 2017, in Clarksville.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at New Hope United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church.

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Gloria Dawn Underwood

Gloria Dawn Underwood, age 60, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, May 27, 2017, at her residence in Paris, TN.

Dawn formerly worked at Lowe’s in Paris, TN and Heilig-Myers.  She loved her dogs and taking care of other people.

Dawn was born October 3, 1956, in Evansville, IN to the late Ruth Peale Dunn and William T. Dunn who survives of Paris, TN.

She is survived by one son, Greg Brooks of Paris, TN; one nephew, Chris (Misty) Underwood of Paris, TN; one great nephew, Cody Underwood of Paris, TN; one great niece, Jamie Underwood of Paris, TN and several aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Jeff Underwood on January 20, 2017.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday May 30, 2017, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm., with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Wimberley officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Milton Peale, Randy Peale, Bryant Peale, Don Peale, Jerry Peale, and George Drye.

Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry, TN.

Coby Charles Cope

Coby Charles Cope, age 81, of Mansfield, TN, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his residence in Mansfield, TN.

Coby was an operating engineer for Fort Myer Construction in Washington, D.C.  He was a member of the International Operators Union and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.

Coby was born in Harlan, KY on July 31, 1935, to the late Ephraim Tyler “E.T.” Cope, and the late Nelly Moore Cope.

He was married December 9, 1960, to Sally E. Welton Cope, who survives, of Mansfield, TN.  Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Cynthia Lynn Cope of Mansfield, TN; one son, Ray Charles (Kathleen) Cope of Covington, TN; five grandchildren, Lonnie (Tiffany) Tucker, Ben Tucker, Lauren (Jason) Steeg, Steven Cope, and Mark Cope; four great grandchildren, Knox Tucker, Alison Tucker, Cole Steeg, and Clint Steeg.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Marcum, Pauline Flanary, and Rose Cope; and three brothers, John Cope Jr., Starling Cope, and Willie Cope.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday May 29, 2017, from 9:00 – 11:00 am., with the funeral service at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Farmer officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Henry County Tabernacle Cemetery.

Lula Mae Powell

Lula Mae “Lou” Hutson Powell        

Bonaire, Georgia – Lou Powell, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Lou was born on September 5, 1932 in Buchanan, Tennessee to the late James and Betty Wilson Hutson. She worked in customer service at the Navy Exchange for many years. Lou was a member of Atoka Baptist Church in Atoka, Tennessee. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and cooking in her spare time.

Along with her parents, her beloved husband, Calvin Eugene “Gene” Powell; daughter, LaJetta Lynn Powell; granddaughter, Charlotte Yake; five sisters; and four brothers, preceded her in death.

Her memory will forever be treasured by her daughters, Denita Grant (Clint) of Bonaire, Georgia, Sherry Knobbs of Millington, Tennessee; grandchildren, Aimce Graham (John) of Ocilla, Georgia, Jessica Gelling (Dan) of Roswell, Georgia, Danielle Defibaugh of Macon, Georgia, Adam Knobbs of Millington, Tennessee; and great-grandchildren, Gwenevere Gentry, Nathaniel Gentry, John Austin Graham, Grant Gelling and an “adopted” grandson, Bill McKee.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robbins, Georgia. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris, Tennessee with a visitation prior from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Following the service, Lou will be laid to rest in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Paris, Tennessee.

Kenneth A. Salmon

Mr. Kenneth A. Salmon, age 51 of Puryear, Tennessee passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at his residence. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Kenneth Alan Salmon was born May 10, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan to the late John Richard Salmon and the late Marlene Joan McCormick Salmon. He is survived by a step-daughter: Kortney Roach of Murray, Kentucky; one brother: Michael (Tina) Salmon of Paris, Tennessee; two special friends: Wendy Mitchell and Donna Jo Raspberry; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Salmon was also preceded in death by one sister: Jo Anne Salmon; and one brother: Donald Ray Salmon.

Richard H. "Chief" Dunlap

Richard H. “Chief” Dunlap, age 82, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the Paris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. 

Born September 14, 1934 in Springville, TN, he was the son of the late Herbert Dunlap and the late Hazel Dortch Dunlap.

Richard began working for the City of Paris Police department in 1964. In 1974 he took the office of Police Chief, a position he held until his retirement in 1994 Dunlap was a part of the group that helped to start the DARE Program in Paris and Henry County.  He also served in the United States Air Force.

Chief is survived by his former wife Joye Cole of Paris, two daughters: Charla Dunlap of Arlington, TN and Cheryl Davis Dodd of Claremore OK; a brother: William C. “Bill” (Linda) Dunlap of Paris; grandchildren: Jason Richard Davis, Jared Davis, Kasey Davis Maze, Jeff Snider and Jessie Snider Frazier.

Additional survivors include 7 great grandchildren; Nieces: Kathy Dunlap Brewer Diana Dunlap Williams, Donna Dunlap Sulcer and Carrie Dunlap Reed; and Nephews: Robert “Bubba” Dunlap, William “BJ” Dunlap and Daniel Dunlap.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Timothy Rex Davis, a brother Robert “Buddy” Dunlap, a granddaughter Angie Davis, a nephew Richard “Box” Dunlap, step father Ezell Dunlap and step mother Cleo Bomar Dunlap.

The funeral service will be held Friday, May 26, 2017, at 2PM in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dale Gallimore and Paris Police Chief Charles Elizondo officiating.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 until 7pm and continue on Friday after 11 am. Burial will follow in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers for the service are Ean Reed, Charles "Chuck" Elizondo, Clyde Sulcer, Tony Elkins, Tony Hutcherson and John Brewer.  Honorary Pallbearers will be current and retired officers of the Paris Police Department.

Memorials may be made to the Tennessee-Kentucky Lake Lodge 17, PO Box 755, Paris, TN 38242.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Tennessee-Kentucky Lake Lodge 17
PO Box 755, Paris TN 38242

June Catherine Butler

Former Henry Countian, June Catherine Butler, age 92, of Clarksville, TN, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

June was a homemaker.  She formerly attended a United Methodist Church in Paris, TN.  She enjoyed sewing and gardening, especially her flowers, and loved fishing.  She was very proud that four of her five children served in the medical field.

June was born May 9, 1925, in Akron, TN, outside Chattanooga, to the late Donald David Welch and the late Maude Catherine Harris Welch.

She was married on July 4, 1940, to Ivan Hersholt Butler, who preceded her in death on June 30, 1996.

She is survived by two daughters, Cindy Jo Shaffer of Lebanon, TN, and Jan Berg of Clarksville, TN; two sons, Bobby Gene Butler of Clarksville, TN, and Dr. Thomas W. (Mary) Butler of Mobile, AL; one brother, Howard (Imogene) Welch of Knoxville, TN; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Donald I. Butler; one son-in-law, Steve Shaffer; one brother Albert Welch; two sisters, Alice Webb and Jo Carolyn Rigg; and one grandchild.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday May 26, 2017, from 9:00 – 10:30 am.  A graveside service will be Friday May 26, 2017, at 11:00 am at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with burial to follow.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Alberta Dennis

Alberta Wheatley Dennis, age 92 of Paris, died Thursday May 18, 2017 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center.

Alberta attended Puryear Baptist Church for many years.  She retired from Pontiac State Bank in Pontiac, MI after 21 years.  She enjoyed eating and fellowshipping at family get-togethers, camping, traveling, and flower gardening.

Born June 29, 1924 in Paris, TN, she was the daughter of the late Richard Wheatley and the late Gladys Rushing Wheatley.

Alberta was married to Forrest W. Dennis on October 25, 1945 and he preceded in death on February 26, 1993.

She is survived by one daughter, Roxanna Kay (Andy) Queen of Hendersonville, NC; three sisters, Peggy Nelson of Waterford, MI, Sarah (Robert) Brown of Waterford, MI, and Sandra Martin of Goodyear, AZ; one brother, James Wheatley of Spring Hill, TN, one grandson, Jason Dennis of Portland, OR;  five sisters-in-law, Betty Wheatley of Springville, TN, Carlene Wheatley of Paris, TN, Modena Wheatley of Columbia, TN, Judy Wheatley of Auburn Hills, MI, and Doris McCarty of Holiday FL; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. 

Besides her husband and parents, Alberta was also preceded in death by one son, Randall Dennis; and five brothers, Fred Wheatley, Dalton Wheatley, Frank Wheatley, Wayne Wheatley, and Jerry Wheatley. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Monday May 22, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and Tuesday May 23, 2017 from 10 – 11 am.  The funeral service will be Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Paul Veazey officiating.  Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery north of Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Oak Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Donna Paschall, 720 Mill Creek Rd, Puryear, TN  38251.

Rose Hearnsberger

Rose Mary Hearnsberger, age 65 passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017.Born December 19, 1951, in Paris, TN she was the daughter of the late Milton Wade and the late Ercell Martin Wade.

She is survived by her husband Mike Hearnsberger; sons Doug (Telisa) Hearnsberger and Dennis (Jane) Hearnsberger; grandsons Henry and Duke Hearnsberger; brother Freddy Wade and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Ruth Barham and two brothers Joe and Buddy Wade.

Visitation with the family will be held from 3:00-5:00pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Murfreesboro Funeral Home in Murfreesboro, TN.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, May 22, 2017 in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, Paris, TN.

Dale Thatcher

Mr. Dale Wayne Thatcher, Sr. age 64 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his residence. His body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Dale Wayne Thatcher was born August 16, 1952 in Alma, Michigan to the late Henry Krickel and the late Evelyn Thatcher. On July 6, 1985 he married Joan Frances Jenkins Thatcher who preceded him in death on December 31, 2010. He was also preceded by a nephew: Craig Thatcher in November of 1991.

Mr. Thatcher is survived by a daughter: Sarah Thatcher of Paris, TN; one son: Dale Thatcher, Jr. of Paris, TN; one brother: Clyde (Elaine) Thatcher of Shepherd, MI; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Dale was a mechanic, wrecker driver and he owned Dale's Towing. He was also a truck driver, volunteer fire fighter, E.M.T., and First Responder.

Betty Scott

Betty Jane Scott, age 87 of Paris, TN, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on May 17th, at 2:30pm. Born February 8th, 1930, in Auburn, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Luther Alexander Wilson and the late Lucy Calhoun Thompson. She was married September 8th, 1950, to David Freeman Scott, who proceeded her in death on January 1st, 2011.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Paris, Tennessee where she sang in the choir for over 25 years. She was a retired Library Aide from Henry County High School with over 25 years of service. She loved those she worked with and all the students she knew down through the years. She enjoyed her work there and hated to have to retire. Betty dearly loved her family and spending time with them. She loved to work in the garden and flowers were her favorite pastime. Singing in the choir for many years was her joy and her calling. And she loved her Church and friends there deeply. She never met a stranger.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 21st from 2pm-6pm at McEvoy Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be on Monday, May 22nd at 10am at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Carol Wade and Rev. Doug Scott Officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30pm at Auburn Cemetery, Auburn Kentucky.

She leaves a daughter: Susan Scott Johnson of Paris; three sons: David Michael Scott of Shamong, N.J., Phillip Gregory (Patricia) Scott of Stuart, Fla., and Robert Douglas (Venissa Jill) Scott of Paris, Tennessee. One sister-in-law Annie Christine Scott Blaser of Riverhead, N.Y.; three grandchildren: Hansford Alexander Scott of Paris, TN., David Nicholas(Lauren) Scott of Cinnaminson, NJ and Isabelle Marie Scott, of Boston, MA. One great grandchild Layla Scott of Cinnaminson, NJ. Four stepgrandchildren: Melanie (Ronnie Jr.) Stinson of Hickory, Alecia (Brian) Webb of Mayfield, Amanda (Zack) Curtis of Mount Juliet Four great-stepgrandchildren: Laney Stinson of Hickory, Christopher Webb of Mayfield and Lauren and Eric Curtis, both of Mount Juliet; one niece: Tracey King of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one great niece Annabel Scott King of Brooklin, N.Y.

Jay Van Patten

Mr. Jay S. Van Patten age 95 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Tuesday May 16, 2017 at the Henry County Medical Center. His funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 2:30 P.M. at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Cate officiating. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery. Acting as Pallbearers will be Nathan Foster, Harrison Foster, Jerry Olive, Mark Horner, Daniel Brockwell and David Park. Visitation for Mr. Van Patten is scheduled at McEvoy Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and on Thursday after 11:00 A.M. until service.

Mr. Van Patten was born in New York to the late James Van Patten and Anna Jones. He married Ruth Pennington on May 5, 1946 and she preceded him in death on February 22, 2016. Jay is survived by two daughters: Cherylanne Van Patten and Barbara (John) McDavid, both of Paris, Tennessee; grandchildren: Kim (Brian) Foster, Kelley (Jim) Fox, Michael (Tara) McDavid, Brian (Alisa) McDavid, Mark Horner, Brandy Horner, Katelyn Horner, and Allie (Daniel) Brockwell; great grandchildren: Nathan (Chelsea) Foster, Harrison Foster; Anna, Landon, and Shelby Fox; Tessa (John) Evans, Micah McDavid; Brianna, Keirsten, and John McDavid; Robert Daniel Brockwell III; great great grandchild: Lily Evans. Jay is also preceded in death by his brother: William Van Patten.

Jay worked and retired from Midland Brake of Paris. He was an avid gardener and loved working outdoors.

Earl Caho

Earl Leonard Caho, age 49, of Paris, TN, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

 

Earl was employed at McDonald’s in Paris, TN, and formerly worked for Gary Elkins Construction.  He loved and enjoyed cooking, playing cards, bowling, and listening to music. 

 

Earl was born February 11, 1968, in Peoria, IL, to the late Kenneth Julian Caho and the late Mary Jane Brown Caho.

 

He was married December 19, 1997, to Nancy Grzybowski Caho, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Lauren Ann (Johnathan) Baxter of Paris, TN; one son, Tristan Michael Caho of Paris, TN; one sister, Dora Moon of Panama City Beach, FL; and one brother, George (Melissa) Caho of Springville, TN. 

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.   The body is to be cremated with a private family Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. 

Dororhty Sue Rumbley Brannon

Dorothy Sue Rumbley Brannon, 88, of Puryear died on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Anna Mae Owen Hospice House in Murray.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18th at Puryear Baptist Church with Mike Rhodes, Steve Gallimore and Chad Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow at Puryear Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Puryear Baptist Church and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.

She was born June 2, 1928 in Elkhorn to the late John and Johnnie Bogie Rumbley. She was married on October 18, 1947 to Harold Hampton Brannon, who preceded her in death on December 21, 1996.

She joined Puryear Baptist Church in February of 1952 and she passionately loved her church and every member of it. She was a deacon wife, former YWA leader, and most of all she loved and fixed meals for all her pastors. She formerly worked at Diggs Motor Company, the Henry County Trustee office, Henry County Farm Bureau, and Laird Brick Company. Her primary occupation though was that of a devoted farm wife/mother serving as the matriarch of Brannon farms where she still had a little say in the operation. In later years, she battled continual health issues and lots of bad luck including deploying the air bags on her car three times in one year and breaking most every bone in her body at one time or another. She moved into Eiffel Gardens Assisted Living on August 15, 2011 and advanced through the ranks to gain the title of Resident Ambassador having only to be put in “time-out” a couple of times. 

She is survived by two sons: Tim (Debbie) and Tony (Lisa) Brannon of Puryear; four grandchildren Natalie (Joey) Boyd, Kelly (Cody) Bumpus, and Caleb and Jonah Brannon; two great-grandchildren Luke and Isabelle Boyd; a sister-in-law Betty Gallimore who was more like a sister; a niece and several nephews.    

She also was preceded in death by two brothers: J.T. (Vera) and James Rumbley; and two brother-in-laws Thomas Brannon and Doyle Gallimore.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Puryear Baptist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 56, Puryear Tn. 38251 or to the Brannon Family Scholarship, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray State University, Murray, Ky 42071.

Nyle Marlow

Mr. Nyle R. Marlow, age 80 of Paris, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville. No services are scheduled.

Nyle Robert Marlow was born June 5, 1936 in Bangor, New York to the late Robert Marlow and the late Louise Spencer Marlow. On February 26, 1958 he married Elfriede Reith Marlow who preceded him in death on February 24, 2016.

Mr. Marlow is survived by three daughters: Gloria (Paul) Irla-Marlow of Clarkston, MI, Anne Meade of Belleville, MI, and Peggy (Tom) Williams of Hazel Park, MI; seven grandchildren: Jason Irla, Marlo Ziegler, Becky Orow, Justin Meade, Kayley Meade, Jessica Sanchez, and Sarah Williams; and nine great grandchildren.

Mr. Marlow was also preceded in death by a son-in-law: Stan Meade, one sister: Patricia Paul, and one brother: Harold Spencer.

Nyle Marlow enjoyed people and everyone loved his sense of humor.

Joe Crouch

Joe Lee Crouch, age 84, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.  

Joe worked at McCartney Produce Company for over 40 years.  He retired as a truck driver for Terry Crouch Trucking in Paris, TN.  He had served in the Tennessee National Guard, and was a member of VanDyke Church of Christ.  He enjoyed vegetable gardening. 

Joe was born November 10, 1932, in the Elkhorn area of Henry County to the late Joseph Carl Crouch and the late Mamie Blonde Boyd Crouch.  He was married February 17, 1953, to Mattie Earline Vaughn Crouch, who preceded him in death on June 26, 2010.

He is survived by three daughters,  Jo Ann (Steve) Cox of Paris, TN, Martha (David) McMinn of Goose Creek, SC, and Veda (Steve) Lapp of Paradise, PA; three sons, Jimmy (Gail) Crouch, Terry (Diana) Crouch and Richard (Brenda) Crouch, all of Paris, TN; four sisters, Gail (Randy) Ramage of Madisonville, KY, Linda Snyder of Murfreesboro, TN, Phyllis McBride of Paris, TN, and Virginia Lange of Paris, TN; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and special friend, Polly Conger of Paris, TN.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Allene Daniel and Verla Pauline Allen; and three brothers, Joseph Carl “JC” Crouch, Jr., Darrell Crouch, and Robert Wayne Crouch.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, May 15, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Roger Banks and Michael McMinn officiating.  

Pallbearers will be Randall Cox, Brian Crouch, Brandon Crouch, Justin Crouch, Greg Crouch, and Todd Lapp.

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

Billy Nance

Billy Joe Nance, age 80, of Paris, TN, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at his residence.

Billy was a member of Paris Community of Christ.  He retired after many years as a toolmaker. He formerly worked at Spinks Clay Company, and Southside Machine and Tool, and then retired from Turner Machine and Design. He loved working on old cars, tractors, and gardening. He was also a member of the antique tractor club in Henry County and was also a U.S. Army Veteran.

Born June 6, 1936 in Cottage Grove, TN, he was the son of the late Roy Carr Nance and the late Celia Ann Call Nance.

Billy married Linda Lemonds Nance of Paris, TN on December 27, 1956, and she survives, along with three sons, Randy (Kim) Nance of Springfield, KY, Kenny Nance of Paris, TN, and Gary (Deena) Nance of Paris, TN; one sister in law, Bobbie Jean Nance of Paris, TN; seven grandchildren, Dustin Nance, Morgan Nance, Alli Nance, Jordan Nance, Kenzie Nance, Celia Nance, and Roy Nance; and one great grandchild, Delila Nance.

In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by one sister, June Nance; and two brothers, Thomas Nance and Lynn Nance.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 4 - 7 pm and continue on Tuesday from 9 - 10:30 am. There will be a graveside service at 11:00 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN with Dale Gallimore and Gary Collier officiating.

Pallbearers will be Gary Nance, Kenny Nance, Frankie Nance, Dustin Nance, Keith Nance, Eric Nance, and Keith Fitzhugh. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Nichols, Joe Allen, Tony Nance, and Gary Barrett.

The family requests that memorials be made to: Paris Community of Christ, 1404 Lone Oak Road, Paris TN, 38242;  or  Henry County Medical Center Hospice, 311 East Wood Street, Paris TN, 38242.

Jimmie France

Mrs. "Jimmie" Laverne France, age 95 of Paris, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at her residence. Her visitation will be Monday, May 15, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM at McEvoy Funeral Home. No funeral service will follow. Her body will be cremated and a private burial of cremated remains will be held later at Bethesda Cemetery.

Jimmie Laverne France was born January 14, 1922 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late James William Sweeney and the late Bettie Rhodes Sweeney.

Mrs. France is survived by one daughter: Fran Shelton of Paris, TN; four grandchildren: Anthony (Deborah) McElroy, Cassandra Tyler, Heather Cooper, and Maria Cooper; several great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. She was also preceded in death by a son: William "Bill" Cooper; three sisters: Christine Foust, Rheudine Calk, and Mary Sue Marshall.

Jimmie was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Paris and she retired from Holley Carburetor in Paris.

Jimmy Pierce

Mr. Jimmy C. Pierce, age 55 of Paris, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. No services are scheduled at this time.

Jimmy Carl Pierce was born March 20, 1962 in Columbia, Kentucky to the late George Carl Pierce and the late Susie Anna Patrum Pierce. He is survived by a son: Jason Pierce of Somerset, KY; one sister: Naoma Birmingham of Paris, TN; four brothers: Roy, Johnny, Leeroy, and Mark (Michelle) Pierce, all of Paris, TN; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

 

 

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