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Mary Elizabeth Simmons

February 7, 1931 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 90)

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Mary Simmons, age 90 of Buchanan, TN, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Paris, TN. 


She was the co-owner of George Simmons Motor Service in Henry County.  Mary enjoyed working in her yard and loved her family very much.  She was a member of Buchanan Community Church.


Mary was born February 7, 1931, in Paris, TN, to the late Thomas Franklin “T.F” Williams and the late Ellen Elizabeth Call Williams.


She was married March 31, 1957, to George W. Simmons, who preceded her in death on March 28, 2004.


She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ellen Burnette of Paris; four grandchildren, Adam Burnette of Lumberton, MS, Brandy Webb, Heather Michelle Burnette of Paris, and Dallas (April) Hancock of Paris; eight great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends.


In addition to her parents, and husband, she was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Ronnie Burnette; one sister, Lillie Bell Emerson; and four brothers, Clois Williams, Macon Williams, Wade Williams, and Wallace Williams.


Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN, 38242.  Visitation will be Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 3:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Charles Cate and Bennie Akers officiating.


Serving as pallbearers will be Dallas Hancock, Adam Burnette, Johnny Lickert, Jon Paul Moody, Alan Harris, and Don Ridgeway.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Victor Zakrajsek, Thomas Kendall, and Leon Ridgeway.


Burial will be in New Beaverdam Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.


Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Henry County Relay for Life, ATTN Loria Plunk, 2003 East Wood Street, Paris TN 38242.




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October 9, 2021

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Ridgeway Funeral Home
201 Dunlap St.
Paris, TN 38242

Funeral Service
October 9, 2021

3:00 PM
Ridgeway Funeral Home
201 Dunlap St.
Paris, TN 38242

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Henry County Relay for Life
Attn. Loria Plunk 2003 E. Wood St., Paris TN 38242

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