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Obituaries for the week of April 15, 2014
4/15/2014 9:00:29 AM
Last Updated:
4/15/2014 9:46:05 AM



Ratliffe Paschall, 94, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.
He was first married to Velna Gray Douglas Paschall, and she died in February of 1973. He then married May 10, 1974 to Jean Williams Paschall and she survives.
Ratliffe was a member of First United Methodist Church and a US Army veteran of WW II having served in France. He retired after 36 years as a Agriculture and Biology teacher. He taught in Buchanan, McKenzie, Bradford, Puryear & Grove Schools. Ratliffe also made award winning white oak baskets for many years. He was an avid gardner, golfer, fox and bird hunter and he enjoyed tending his vineyard and making cider and wine for over 50 years.
He was born December 18, 1919 in Puryear, TN to the late Hafford Clark Paschall and the late Verba Nance Paschall.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, David (Sandra) Paschall of Lago Vista, Texas, Martin (Rita) Paschall of Paris, Tenn; One Step Daughter, Mary Ann (David) Horne of Orlando, Fla; One Sister, Mary Ella Darby of Jefferson City, Tenn; Grandchildren, Meredith (Roger) Pritchett of Littleton, CO, Holmes Paschall of Oklahoma City, OK, Rachel Paschall of Nashville, TN, Andrew Paschall of Nashville, TN, Justin Paschall of Austin, TX, and Hunter Paschall of Lago Vista, TX; One Step Grandchild, Cammie Horne of Orlando, FL; and 4 Great Grandchildren.
Besides his parents and first wife, Ratliffe was also preceded in death by a son, Dr. Douglas Paschall in 1994; Five sisters, Viva Ellis, Elizabeth Dalton, Ouida Osborn, Beulah Covington, and Phyllis Smith Knopp; Five brothers, Hafford Paschall Jr., Forrest Paschall, Pat Paschall, Holmes Paschall, and Frank Paschall.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday, April 11, 2014 and after 11 am Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Saturday, April 12, 2014.
David Allbritten will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Holmes Paschall, Justin Paschall, Roger Pritchett, Reston Pritchett, Gregg Lawson, Dr. Dewayne Darby and Joe Dalton.
Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Buchanan, Tenn.



Willie Mae Ross, age 90, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.
She was a member of Eastwood Church of Christ and former member of the Good Times Sam Camping Club.
She married Charles Glendale Ross June 28, 1941 and he preceded in death died Nov. 6, 2000.
Willie Mae was born October 20, 1923 in Paris, TN to the late William Collins and the late Oler Ve Lampkins Collins.
She is survived by Three Daughters, Dianne (Mike) Wimberley of Lebanon, Tenn, Glenda (Bill) Hudson of Paris, Tenn, Rita Ross of Greenville, N.C., One Son, Redgy (Mary Jane) Ross of Paris, Tenn; 10 Grandchildren, Matt (Cecile) Wimberley, Melanie (Daniel) Culbreth, Meredith (Trey) Keith, Martha (Derek) Parker, John Dale (Haley) Ross, Emily (Tyler) Gamble, John (Ginny) Hudson, Mary Kate Cepparulo, Ross Hudson, and Claire Ross; 18 Great Grandchildren, Michael Wimberley, Matthew Wimberley, Emma Keith, Beau Keith, Stella Keith, Anna Grace Parker, Ross Parker, Mary Lou Ross, J.D. Ross, Emerson Gamble, Celie Hudson, Caroline Hudson, Lewis Hudson, Hudson, Cepparulo, John Ross (Megan) Hudson, Jake (Bri) Hudson, Sarah Beth (Russ) Huffstetler, and Will (Cassie) Hudson.
Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Ross was also preceded in death by a brother, James William Collins, and a grandson, William Todd Hudson.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 10:00 am until the service at 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Brian Wimberley and Redgy Ross will officiate.
Pallbearers will be John Dale Ross, John Hudson, Ross Hudson, Jake Hudson, Matt Wimberley, Will Hudson, and John Ross Hudson.
Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.
Memorials may be made to the Charity of Your Choice.



Margie Elaine Wimberley Allen, 91, formerly of Paris, TN, departed this life April 10, 2014, surrounded by her family. Margie was known to family and friends as “Ding Dong Granny”, a nickname given to her by a granddaughter, Brandi Brewer Feichtinger, who associated the tolling of the Tower’s Bell at Freed Hardeman University, where Margie served for many years as a dorm mother, with her Granny.
Margie was born in Henry County on March 15, 1923, to Bomar Collins Wimberley and Bertha Powell Wimberley. She was married to Stanley David Allen, Sr., September 11, 1937, and he preceded in death November 19, 1972. They had four children David (Connie) Allen Jr., of Gurley, AL, Sharon (Don) Walker of Fayetteville, TN, and Jan (Rick) Brewer of Hohenwald, TN, and Mike Allen who preceded in death, and his wife Carolyn Allen of Hazel Green, AL. Margie is survived by 15 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She had 4 brothers, Cortez Wimberley, Raymond Wimberley and David Vickery, who preceded her in death and Danny (Mary Beth) Wimberley who lives in Buchanan, TN.
Margie attended schools in Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee and Florida. When she married in 1937, at the age of 14, she gave up school to become a housewife. While a dorm mother at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN, she completed the GED Test and received a Certificate of High School Equivalency, of which she was very proud. Beginning a life of responsibility at such a young age, she surely earned a PhD in Life. Especially with her children, she was a teacher of the rarest kind, sharing her learning through love.
In addition to being a wife and mother, Margie worked a number of jobs outside the home to help support her family. As an employee at Holley Carburetor and The Mitchum Company in Paris, TN, she took great pride in her work and made friends for a lifetime. When Stanley’s health required a job change in 1959, the two of them operated Allen’s Grocery on HWY 69. They moved to Huntsville, AL, in 1968, to begin a family venture in the fast food business with Henry’s Drive In Restaurants, Inc.
Following Stanley’s death in 1972, Margie moved to Henderson, TN to serve as a dorm mother at Freed Hardeman University. Her tenure there lasted for over 14 years, and she was endeared as “Mom Allen” to thousands of students during their college years away from home. She later returned to Huntsville, AL and worked for Delcor Corporation, securing assistance for the elderly, and in 1983, she was named Resident Manager of MayFair Towers, an independent residential facility owned and operated by MayFair Church of Christ. After serving in this position for several years, she continued to make her home among her friends at Mayfair Towers until her health declined in 2010. Since that time, she has been lovingly cared for by family members and skilled caregivers.
Margie loved everyone, and her priorities were family and friends, the Lord Jesus Christ, and her country. She lived life with energy and passion, and she will be missed by those who loved her and were loved by her.
Visitation for Margie will be Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and after 12 pm Sunday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 13, in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with members of her family and Charlie T. Cate conducting the service. Margie’s seven grandsons will serve as pall bearers, and burial will follow at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN


Mrs. Annie Mae Arnold, 94, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Northbrooke Health Care in Jackson.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Dilday – Carter Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Carroll Memorial Gardens. Brother Jimmy Hampton will officiate the services.

Mrs. Arnold was born January 14, 1920 , in Carroll County, Tennessee, to the late Vird and Johnnie (Harris) Stokes. She was a member of the Huntingdon Church of Christ and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Arnold, a daughter, Barbara Arnold and a son, Jerry Arnold.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Sammy) Barker, of Wildersville, Tennessee and a son, Charles (Teresa) Arnold, of Jackson, Tennessee. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Shanda Lewis, Brad Arnold, Brian Barker, Crystal Yarbrough, Bridget Barker, Jerry Arnold, Keri Arnold, Kris Hunley, eleven great grandchildren and a very special friend of the family, Dianne McKee.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 AM till time of services at Dilday – Carter Funeral Home.

Dilday – Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 731-986-8281


Mrs. Kristine Elaine Barnes, 62, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

Mrs. Barnes was born October 11, 1951, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late George Palmer Barnes and Ruth Frances (Brown) Barnes.

She is survived by her life time companion, Huie John Ward, of Huntingdon, TN, a son, Matthew (Heather) Ward, of Huntingdon, TN, a step-son, Christopher Ward, of Huntingdon, TN, a sister, Patricia Zielinski, of Auxvasse, MO, a brother, George P. Barnes, of Wilmington, NC, six grandchildren, Savannah Jean Gordon, Hunter George Ward, Colton Anthony Ward, Jayden Clay Gordon, Jonathan Taylor Ward, Kelsi Leanne Ward, two step granddaughters, Haley and Heather Ball, a great granddaughter, Brinley Coleman, three nephews, Mike and Chris Zielinski, Alex Barnes and a niece, Lori Zielinski-Matheney.

Dilday – Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 731-986-8281



Jacqueline Elaine Greene Keymon, age 68, died April 7, 2014 at N.H.C. Healthcare in Milan, Tennessee. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 27, 1945 to James Greene and Mildred Butts. She is survived by her husband, Eldon Eugene Keymon, a son, Darrell Parker of Flint Michigan, a daughter Sheri (Sissy) Nelson of Jonesville, Wisconsin, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Bodkin Funeral Home of Milan is in charge of arrangements.

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