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Jefferson Award: Glorious Damron

Every month WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News will honor a community member with the Jefferson Award. The National Jefferson Awards foundation in partnership with Leaders Credit Union honors local people who impact others in a positive way. Honorees can range from elementary school students to senior citizens. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News asked members of the community to nominate everyday heroes who…

Mr. Robert “Bob” Underwood

Robert "Bob" Underwood

Mr. Robert “Bob” Underwood, age 81, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at his residence. His funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Paris on Hwy 218 Bypass. Officiating the service will be Rev. Barry Hart and Rev. Richard Dakin, with burial to follow…

Mr. Caldwell “Red” Boden Jr.

Mr. Caldwell “Red” Boden Jr. of Paris, Tennessee, passed away at the age of 91 at his residence Friday, January 5, 2018. The funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 9 with Pastor Joe Hansen and Bro. Gary Collier both of First United Methodist Church officiating; burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will…

Mr. Ray E. Perry

Mr. Ray E. Perry, age 87, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Paris Healthcare Rehab. His graveside service will be held Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. at Maplewood Cemetery with burial to follow. Bro. Charles Cate of Springville Church of Christ will officiate. Visitation will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M….

Mrs. Jamie Brite Weatherly

Mrs. Jamie Brite Weatherly, age 86, of Paris, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Her funeral will be 11:00 A.M. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Paris with Pastor Joe Hansen officiating. Named as pallbearers are: John Taylor, Chad Clement, Thomas “Bub” Edwards, Matt Matheny, Phillip Massey, and John Kane with honorary pallbearers: Curtis Jones, Mike Clement, and Mike…

Mr. Hiram E. Washum

Mr. Hiram E. Washum, age 63, of Murray, Kentucky formerly of Paris passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at his residence. His celebration of life will be held 4:00 P.M. on Friday December 29, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Pastor James Travis of the Church of the Living God officiating. The repass will follow the service at the Church of the…

Mr. Lucien Anderson Thomas

Mr. Lucien Anderson Thomas, age 89, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at his residence. His funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 22, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Otis Hinton and Bro. Kenneth Beal officiating. Burial will follow the service in Oak Hill Union Church Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are Geoffery Breeden,…

Mrs. Hazel J. Carter

Mrs. Hazel J. Carter, age 96 of Springville, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at her residence. Her funeral service will be 2:00PM Monday, December 18, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Edward Smith of Kentucky Lake Road Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00PM Sunday and after 12:00PM Monday….

Kilgore/Chemring plant in Hardeman Co. to expand, create jobs

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. — In some positive news for the West Tennessee workforce, Kilgore/Chemring Countermeasures has announced they will reinvest in their manufacturing plant in Toone. Kilgore/Chemring and Hardeman County Mayor Jimmy Sain announced Wednesday at a news conference that the manufacturer will stay in Toone and reinvest in the facility. Construction trailers were moved on site this week. Kilgore…

Mrs. Jean Marie Freeman

Mrs. Jean Marie Freeman entered eternal rest on December 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born on September 15, 1930 in Clay, KY and married SFC Donald G. Freeman on January 8, 1951 in East Alton, IL. Mr. Freeman preceded her in death on January 19, 2017. She was a member of Northbrook Church and the Explorers Bible Study….