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Jimmie Lee Hendrix Class of 1965 Passes

Regina Arnold Class of 1974 Passes

Robert Brown Class of 1985 Passes

Gayle Lampley Class of 1966 Passes

 Ralph Mitchell Class of 1946 Passes

Peggy Howe Class of 1961 Passes 

Aby Hampton Class of 1995 Passes

Rita Rushing Class of 1963 Passes

Sandra Allen Class of 1963 Passes

Jerry Kelley Class of 1965 Passes

Jane Webb Class of 1946 Passes

Sue Johnson Class of 1971 Passes

Carolyn Evans Walters Class of 1969 Passes

Barbara Hamton Class of 1963 Passes

Ruth Smothers Class of 1971 Passes

Joe "Red Bear" Harrington Class of 1963 Passes

Darren Wilks Class of 1978 Passes

Karen Kortvely Class of 1965 Passes

Michael Higdon Class of 1974 Passes

Betty Ford Class of 1957 Passes

Carolyn Bond Retired Teacher's Aid

Luke Kee Class of 1963 Passes

Karen Hampton Lifsey Class of 1968 Passes

Marjorie Vowell Class of 1957 Passes

Dawn Pekarchick Class of 1976 Passes

hilip McMillin Class of 1969 Passes

Joan Butler Class of 1951 Passess

Glenda Robison Class of 1964 Passes 

Class of 1967 Reunion in 2022

Floyd Cole Class of 1949 Passes

Julia Cavender Class of 1951 Passes

Bobbie Jean Dove Class of 1957 Passes

Rickey Lee Bowker Class of 1967 Passes

Mary Ann Pierce Class of 1967 Passes

Renee Hopper Class of 1973 Passes

Charles Melton Class of 1973 Passes

Bethany Wright Class of 1975 Passes

Mark Edward Jameson Class of 1985 Passes 

Troy Smothers Former School Board Member Passes

Natalie Park Class of 1985 Passes

John Davis Class of 1985 Passes

Added The Class of 2004

Gail Shawl Class of 1971 Passes

Jonte Willis Class of 2002 Passes

Added Class of 2005

Loretta Harris Class of 1962 Passes

Jimmie Turneer Class of 1960 Passes

Debbie Durden Class of 1974 Passes

Jimmy Carey, Jr. Cass of 1989 Passes

Mark Campbell Class of 2009 Passes

Carolyn Ellis Class of 1967 (DNG) Passes

 Added The Class of 2003

Paul Williams Class of 1966 Passes

Added The Class of 2002

James Larry Cooper Class of 1967 Passes

Mary Lou Reed Class of 1969 (DNG) Passes

Zachary Knuutila Class of 2010 Passes

Gene McMackins Class of 1955 Passess

John Lewis Class of 1981 Passes

Ray Luther Class of 1968 Passes

Bobby Joe Geans Class of 1958 Passes

Joseph Hernndon Class of 1966 Passes

Bobby Blankenship Class of 1968 Passes

Joe Barker Class of 1963 (DNG)

Corey Emerson Class of 2016 (DNG)

Preston Young Class of 2013 Passes

Nicholas Baker Class of 1997 Passesr

Celia Harris Class of 1975 Passes

Ruth Joyner Class of 1946 Passes

Sherry Cox Class of 1952 Passes

Beth Cary Class of 1969 Passes

Barbara Durden Class of 1957 Passes

Jimmy Glisson Class of 1963 Passes

Jimmy Hammett Class of 1968 Passes

Frankie Howard Chapple Class of 1978 Passes

Timothy McCauley Class of 1981 Passes

Roy Holladay Class of 1965 Passes

Thomas Michael Pekarchick Class of 1981 Passes

Jim Doty Class of 1943 Passes

Jimmy French Class of 1962 Passes

Gary Selph Class of 1969 Passes

John Wayne Boyd Class of 1967 Passes

Bill Sills Class of 1958 Passes

Ted Lowry Class of 1953 Passed

Added The Class of 2001

Tony Haskins Class of 1976 Passes

Mickey Butler Class of 1979 Passes 

Janet Neely Class of 1967 Passes

Marcus Wallace Class of 1987 Passes

James "Sonny" Daniel Class of 1957 Passes

Ronnie Barker Class of 1968 Passes

Kelly Lynn Mitchell Class of 1997 Passes

Bobby Bouldin Class of 1959 Passes

Tim Joyner Class of 1970 Passes

Rebecca Gambling Class of 1957 Passes

Carol Jean Elkins Class of 1961 Passes

Norman Hillard Class of 1960 Passes

Gary Johnston Class of 1972 Passes

Henry Elbern Turner Class of 1956 Passes

Jimmy Dale Harris Class of 1966 Passes

Patrick Hicks Class of 1990 Passes

Clay Wilson Class of 1973 Passes

Nelle Smothers Class of 1951 Passes

Gina Harrington Class of 1985 Passes

Corey Allen Class of 1997 Passes

Beckie Cole Class of 1964 Passes

Anna Atchley Class of 1966 Passes (Recent found obituary)

Sammie Larkinns Clas of 1855 Passes

Tony Davis Class of 1966 (DNG) Passes

Phyllis Goodman Class of 1964 Passes

Rita Pace Class of 1969 (DNG) Passes

Aline Cary Class of 1947 Passes

Jerry Young Class of 1960 Passes

Frances Moore Class of 1962 Passes

Cheryl Tucker Anderson Class of 1969 Passes

Joe Hendrix Class of 1974 Passes

Harold Allen Stevens Class of 2008 Passes

Christine Mathis Class of 1942 Passes

David Higdon Class of 1974 Passes

Class of 1969 Reunion in 2019

Ted Harrell Presson Class of 1967 Passes

Barbara Woodard Class of 1958 Passes

Ryan Bennett Class of 2008 Passes

Melba Luckett, Former Teacher Passes

Nelda King Class of 1962 Passes

Jeffrey Pierce Class of 1985 Passes



Class of 1965 Obituaries of Those That Did Not Graduate with this class

W.T. Dillingham


William Thomas Dillingham  



William Thomas Dillingham, 73, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21 at Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Billy Joe Hilliard officiant and interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery near Yuma.  


Mr. Dillingham was born on Jan. 27, 1946 in Springfield, to the late Benny Paul Dillingham, Sr. and Lillian Gray Hilliard Dillingham. He was a retired tire assembler for Goodyear Tire, he was also a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Center Point Baptist Church.  


Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister.  


Pallbearers: Matthew Dillingham, Paul Clift, Phillip Dillingham, Mikey Dillingham, Bobby Bradley, and Bobby Brotherton.


Mr. Dillingham was survived by his spouse of 53 years Georgia Lee Collins Dillingham. Two daughters: Vicky C. Dillingham and Martha A. Dillingham both of Hollow-Rock. Five sons: Samuel T. Dillingham of Camden; Leon Dillingham of Hollow-Rock; Mikey Dillingham of Bruceton; Phillip Dillingham of McKenzie; and Gabe Dillingham of Hollow-Rock. Two sisters: Lillie Edwards and Regina Grooms both of Bruceton. Three brothers: Benny Paul Dillingham Jr. of Vale; Dennis Dillingham of Vale; and Richard Dillingham of Bruceton. Nine grandchildren: Melissa, Justin, Samantha, Montana, Matthew, Gracie, Hannah, Ashley, and Leah. Four Great Grandchildren. [Source: Carroll County News-Leader]


Peggy Ann Williams Ellis
November 15, 1946 - February 17, 2018

Peggy Ann Williams Ellis, 71, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, February 17, 2018 while surrounded by her family.

Peggy was born in Carroll County, Tennessee on November 15, 1946 to the late James Franklin Williams and Alice Imogene Bailey Williams. She was a member of Stevens Chapel Baptist Church. Peggy leaves behind a legacy of unconditional love and support for the people she cared about. Her enthusiasm and charm will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A service to celebrate Peggy’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Stevens Chapel Baptist Church, 2850 Stevens Chapel Road, Smithfield with Rev. Vernon Braswell and Rev. Marvin Ownley officiating. The family will greet friends at the church in the hour prior to the service.

Peggy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Wesley Lynn Ellis; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Chris Cox of Goldsboro; son and daughter-in-law, Randal and Carolyn Ellis of Conover; sister, Bettie Harris of Bruceton, TN; four grandchildren, Elijah Wesley Ellis, Savannah Faith Ellis, Scarlett Grace Ellis and Alexis Brie Cox; and a dear cousin and best friend, Shirley Ragsdale of Raleigh.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Community Home Care and Hospice, 2309 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Brenda Dodd
July 29, 1947 - April 2, 2015

Brenda DoddBrenda L. Steele, age 67, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, April  2, 2015, at her residence in Paris, Tenn.

Brenda married Don Lewis Steele, Sr. Oct. 2, 1970, and he preceded in death Dec. 5, 2010.   She owned and operated Steele Restaurant Supply with him.   She was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church in Hollow Rock. TN and a former Member of Paris Henry County Rescue Squad when females were known as "Crewettes".      She also enjoyed her family and grandchildren.

She was born July 29, 1947 in Milan, TN to the late Ruben Dodd and the late Edna Waters Dodd.

Brenda is survived by her  One Daughter,  Heather Steele of Paris, Tenn;  One Son,  Don (Jeannine) Steele, Jr. of Paris, Tenn;  One Brother,  Bill (Mickey)  Dodd of Hollow Rock, Tenn;  Grandchildren,  Austin Steele,  Brendon Steele, and  Will Smith;  Special Niece,  Debbie (Durante) Pryor  and her family Christie Hall & Chuck (Christi) Hall.

Besides her husband and parents, Brenda was also preceded in death by a Son,  Jeffrey Lewis Steele.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Friday, April  3, 2015 and from 11 am – 1 pm Saturday, April  4, 2015.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, April  4, 2015.  

Carlton Gerrell will officiate.   Pallbearers will be John Pain, David Fitzhugh, Chuck Hall, Durante Pryor, Jesse Wilson, and Noah Taylor.  

Interment will be at Prospect Cemetery near Hollow Rock, Tenn.


Roy N. "Fozz" Foster


Roy N. “Fozz” Foster, 66, of Hollow Rock, died Thursday, July 4, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.Funeral service was held at Le- Don Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, with Joe Abbott officiating. Inter­ment was at New Hope Cemetery in Hollow Rock. Pallbearers serving were Mike Clark, Dennie Wayne Kee, Anthony McMack- ins, Jimmy Lowe, and Dwight Bullington. Jimmy Turner served as an honorary pallbearer.

He was bom on April 5, 1947 to the late Marvin Foster and An­nie Cumie Cook Foster. He was a certified auto body mechanic and retired maintenance supervisor of Carroll Co. E911 Dept.

He is survived by a daugh­ter, Lecrisha (Paul) Brinkley of Bells; a son, Jason (Jackie) Foster of Paris; a special friend, Martha Williams of Huntingdon; and his grandchildren, Kris­ten Douglas, Hayley Brinkley, Hunter Brinkley, Courtney Cobb, Kimberley Cobb, Kahlan Foster, Luke Foster and Ryan Foster.

Ridgeway Funeral Home of Paris in charge to the arrangements. [Source: Carroll County NEWS-LEADER]

Jackie Hendrix
October 22, 1947 - December 1, 2011

 Mr. Jackie Ray Hendrix, 64 of Buena Vista, Tennessee passed away Thursday, December 01, 2011 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in McAuley Cemetery. Bro. Steve Davis will officiate the service. The family will receive friends at Chase Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

 Mr. Hendrix was born October 22, 1947 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late Charlie Ray Hendrix and Rhoda Mae (Birdwell) Hendrix. He was a retired United States Army Veteran and who served in Vietnam. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Leon “Bob” Hendrix.

 He is survived by one sister, Judy Hendrix Hooper (husband Ray) of Gray and two brothers, Charlie Ray Hendrix of Big Sandy and Joe Douglas Hendrix of Buena Vista.

Betty Riggs

Betty Ann Weatherly
September 17, 1947 - March 30, 2015

Betty Ann Weatherly, 68, died in her home in Bruceton on Monday, March 30,  2015. Ms. Weatherly, a retired secretary for McClanaham Rock / Vulcan Material, was born on September 17, 1947, in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Charles Sylvester Riggs and Mattie Lou Gribbins Riggs. Mrs. Weatherly was a member of Sandy Point Baptist Church and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Sylvester Riggs.

She is survived by her husband, Lindell “Doc” Weatherly of Bruceton; two daughters, Dana Douglas and Delanna Nolen, both of Bruceton; two sisters-Mary Robertson of Camden and Mary Lou Burgett of Gordan, Texas; three grandsons; Michael Weatherly, Tyler Weatherly, and Brian Douglas, all of Bruceton.

Visitation was on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Rosary at 7 p.m. Services will be conducted by Bro. Leonard Greer on Thursday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with interment at Sandy Point Cemetery near Camden. Pallbearers were: Brian Douglas, Tyler Weatherly, Michael Weatherly, and Elvis Williams. [Source: McKenzie Banner]