Category: Obituaries

Bernice Faye Holt

Bernice Faye Holt, age 82 of Paris, TN, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at her residence. She was a member of Bethesda Methodist Church, and former member of Trinity Methodist Church. Bernice was a homemaker, and formerly worked at the Townhouse restaurant, Nathan’s, and Hoofmans. She received a lifetime achievement award for her […]

William Byron Lemons Jr.

Former Parisian William Byron Lemons Jr., 75, of Lake Villa, Ill., died Jan. 25, 2018, at his home after battling lung cancer. The body was cremated, and a memorial service for the celebration of life will be held later. Lakewood Crematorium in Lake Bluff, Ill., is handling the arrangements. Bill was born Oct. 3, 1942, […]

Judy Johnson Collins

We have just learned that our Class of 1962 classmate, Judy Collins, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020, at Grace Healthcare of Franklin, in Franklin, TN. Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris, TN. Judy was born October 18, 1944 in Paris and was the daughter of the late Earl Prezell […]

Stephanie Morris Shanklin

Stephanie Morris Shanklin, our Class of ’62 classmate, passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by all her children and grandchildren, according to her brother, Fred. As many of you know, she had been suffering from Alzheimer’s for the last few years. While we are sad to hear this news, it is comforting to know that […]

John R. Shelton

We have just learned that another of our class of ’62 classmates, John R. Shelton, sadly passed away over the weekend. Visitation is this Wednesday from 11 – 1 PM,  and the funeral is to follow at 1:00 PM. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ann and his family. Obituary John R. Shelton, age […]

Sandra Lee Gamlin

Sandra Lee Hopkins Gamlin, age 72, of Paris, Tennessee, formerly of Puryear, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at her son’s residence. She was a member of the Grove Class of 1964. No public services or visitation is scheduled. Burial will take place in Palestine Cemetery. Ms. Gamlin was born November 15, 1946 in […]

Daniel F. McGehee, Class of 1962

We are all saddened to learn of the passing this week of our classmate and friend, Dan McGehee. An excellent article about Dan was recently posted on the University of Tennessee Knoxville website that is a great tribute.  The funeral and Celebration of Life service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, […]

Daniel F. McGehee Gives Back to his West Tennessee Hometown

This May 2019 article by Brooks Clark was originally posted on the University of Tennessee’s Noteworthy website and is posted here with their permission and that of the University of Tennessee School of Music. It is as fitting a tribute as can be found to our former classmate, Dan McGehee… When Knoxville lawyer Daniel F. McGehee, […]