Pearline Travis

Pearline Henry Travis, 74, of Paris died Monday, June 10, 2019 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Richard Adkisson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Louis Long, Franklin “Chubby” Perry, Jeff Marshall, Corey Hartsfield, Khris Dumas, Terry Kendall, Quincy Boyd and Chris Nored.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Travis was born Sept. 23, 1944, in Bell City, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Chelsey Henry and Helen Clark Smith, and was raised in the Whitlock community.

She was married to James D. Travis, who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 2001.

She is survived by seven children: James E. Travis and Carlos (Tiffany) McCutcheon, both of Paris, Juanita (Melvin) Knighton of Cataula, Ga., Tracy Holt of Nashville, James (Marianne) Wells of Memphis, Michael (Vera) Travis of Madison, and Everett (Nikki) Travis of Washington; 16 grandchildren: Demetris (Angela) Knighton, Maurice Knighton, Cortesta Nubill, Tremaine Floyd, Tylerick, Taveion, Caleb and Tianna McCutcheon, and Zantari, Kiara, Jada, Cayden, Kendal, Moira, Gabrielle and Nia Travis; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alma Silvertooth of Detroit and Diane Jones of Miami; three brothers: Clarence Fowler and Jerry Clark, both of Paris, and Donnie (Michelle) Smith of Chesapeake, Va.; many nieces and nephews; and a huge extended family in Paris.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Jackie and Shelia Travis; a son, Donnell Travis; a sister, Joann Owens; and four brothers: Harry McCall and Herman, Fred and Robert Lee Henry.

She was a homemaker and member of Progressive Baptist Church in Paris. A family member said Travis loved cooking, especially at church, and was known for her chow chow and pear preserves. She enjoyed watching game shows on television and taking care of others.

Memorial dedications may be made to: Progressive Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1059, Paris.

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