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Fayetta Weatherford

September 26, 1938 — January 31, 2023

Fayetta Weatherford, age 84 of Buchanan, TN, died Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at her home.

She worked in the cafeteria at Buchanan School in the early 1970’s.  She also worked for Plumley in the 1980’s.  Fayetta was a stay-at-home mom and a member of Blood River Church of Christ.

Fayetta was born September 26,1938, in Buchanan, TN, to the late William Lee Dodson and the late Estelle Willis Dodson.

She was married October 31, 1953, to Rufus Weatherford, who preceded her in death on July 27, 2017.

She is survived three daughters, Rhonda (Mickey) Thurmond of Buchanan, TN, Kim (Roy) Vassal of Buchanan, TN, and Felicia Weatherford (Jeremy Fitzhugh) of Paris, TN; two sons, Ricky (Beth) Weatherford of Buchanan, TN, and Kevin Weatherford of Buchanan, TN; eight grandchildren, Summer (Jason) Lampkins, Justin (Leslie) Thurmond, Britnie Vassal (Gary Bond), Randi (Abhii) Shah, Levi (Mindy) Weatherford, Amy (Chris) Davis, Whitney Weatherford Webb, and Amanda Weatherford; 14 great grandchildren, Blake Terry, Colter Thurmond, Jackson Lampkins, Adelyn Bond, Jensen Pewitt, Eli Webb, Ali Taylor, Ava Taylor, Austin Weatherford, Peyton Weatherford, Jacob Davis, Owen Davis, Alyssa Hudgins, and Lileeana Weatherford; one sister, Onetta Milam; and one brother, Danny Dodson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Sunday, February 5, 2023, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Erik Davis officiating.

Pallbearers will be Justin Thurmond, Jason Lampkins, Levi Weatherford, Chris Davis, Kent Moody, and Shane Moody.

Burial will be in Weatherford Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

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

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Sunday, February 5, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Sunday, February 5, 2023

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201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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