Ripley, Tennessee Friday
MRS. FRANCES C. YOUNG---Again the Enterprise is called upon to
chronicle the passing away of one of Ripley's oldest and most esteemed
ladies; Mrs. Frances Compton Young, widow of the late Dr. A. H. Young, of
sainted memory, who went to his reward on June 14th,1908.For 48 years
prior to his death, she had been a companion and helpmate in all those
loving duties which point to glory and to God. Mrs. Young was stricken
with a hemorrage of the brain on February 24th, and notwithstanding, she
rallied after two days and became rational and recognized and conversed
with her loved ones, even up to the very end, still little hope had been
held out for her recovery, owing to her advantage age of 83 years. She had
been a resident of Ripley since April 1st,1868.She was a native of
Alabama, having been born in Tuscumbia on February 17th,-?.When a girl of
about 15 years of age, her mother died, and she went to live with a sister
in Columbia, TN. She was living in Columbia at the time of her marriage on
June 21st,1860.She was the mother of six children, only two of which
survive: Mayor George W. Young of Ripley, and Mr. Stuart Young, teacher in
Culver, Ind., Military Academy. She is also survived by one grand
daughter, Mrs. Francis Palmer Dooley of Chattanooga; and two
grandsons, Mr. Edward Young of Toledo. Ohio and Mr. Bryan Young of Chicago.
PRELIMINARY TRIAL HELD---The preliminary trial for Lonnie Cheek, Jess
Green and Dick Dowdie, charged with the murder of Andrew Buttram at a
dance near Halespoint on the night of Feb.21st,was held here Tuesday
before Justices R. S. Banks & S. T. Kirkpatrick. Cheek was released and Green
& Dowdie were bound over to Circuit Court under $10,000 bond each, which
they secured and were released. A large crowd was present and several
witnesses examined. The trial consumed most of the day. The men were
represented by Craig & Durham and the State by Wardlaw Steele.
ADDITIONALS --- Mrs. V. E. Rush, of Luxora, AR., spent several days here the
past week. She came from Memphis where she visited her son, Avery Rush, who
is recovering from treatment in a hospital.
MRS. I. P. WEST, SR.---Mrs. I. P. West, widow of the late Isaac P. West, died
at her home on Brownsville Street Saturday night after an illness of two
weeks of pneumonia. She was born in Haywood County, TN., Feb.22nd,1854 and
was a little over 71 years of age. She was twice married, the first time
to J. Y. West and to this union one son, J. Y. Jr., was born and survives
her. In 1878 she was married to I. P. West. Six children were born, four of
whom survive her; Mrs. E. R. Charlton, Isaac P. West, Jr., Mrs. J. N. Fleming and
Robert L. West, all of Ripley. Mrs. West was a good mother, kind neighbor and
a faithful friend. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Ripley, Tennessee Friday
DRY HILL---Miss Lillian Talley, teacher at this place, spent the
weekend with her uncle, Charles Austin, who is seriously ill.
Preston Cowell, of Ripley, spent Sunday afternoon in the J. H. Adkerson
home, a guest of his cousin, Miss Minnie Stacey.
CEDAR GROVE---Harvey Underwood spent Monday night with his
sister, Mrs. Green Chipman at Golddust.
WILLIAMSTON---Mrs. Alex Sides and baby visited her sisters, Mrs. Virgil
Gray & Mrs. Leonard Williams last week.
Thomas Ferrel, little son of Mr.& Mrs. Bryant Beasley died Wednesday
of last week and was buried the following day at Asbury.
HENNING---Mrs. T. P. SCOTT---One of the saddest deaths to occur in our
midst in sometime was that of Mrs. T. P. Scott Friday night, March
6th. Mrs. Scott was taken ill Wednesday with flu, and Saturday
following, pneumonia developed in a very stubborn form. She was given
every attention that a faithful doctor, two capable and devoted nurses
and loved ones could render, but they could not stay the hand of
death. The Master had work for her in His Vineyard, May the same dear
Master minister comfort to a heart stricken father and guide the
footsteps of four dear children who are left motherless so young, in the
path of their dear mother.
Before her marriage, Mrs. Scott was Miss Nora Boydstun, daughter of the
late Ward Boydstun, and resided in Ripley for many years. Besides her
husband and children, she is also survived by two sisters; Mrs. Clara
Tarrant of Ripley and Mrs. F. B. Bradford of Gates; two
brothers; C. B. Boydstun of Ripley and Elbert Boydstun of San
Diego, Calif. The remains were laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery Saturday
afternoon, following funeral services held at the family residence.
BALD KNOB---Miss Evelyn Arwood was a guest of her
sister, Mrs. N. A. Bryant, on the bluff Sunday.
Miss Mazie Reynolds is spending this week with her brother, Clyde
Reynolds, at Dry Hill.
MARY'S CHAPEL---Miss Bessie Koonce has returned to her home at
Arp, after spending two weeks with her sister, Mrs. Carl Criner.
Mrs. Lottie Klutts and sons, James & Jerome and little
daughter, Jessie, spent Sunday in the Henry Brackin home in Nut Bush.
PLEASANT HILL---Mrs. Sid Conrad is seriously ill with flu and
Mrs. J. D. Jennings spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. N. C. Sinclair
Mrs. S. E. Burns, Mrs. F. I. Barfield and Miss Mabel Smith attended the
funeral of Mrs. T. P. Scott in Henning Saturday.
MRS. ALICE McBRIDE--- Mrs. Alice McBride passes away March 9th,1925.She
was born March 17,1853--almost 72 tears ago. She was married to James
A .McMahon at the age of 16 years. To this union 10 children were born,6
of whom survive: M. A., T. A., L. M., and J. A. McMahon, Mrs. W. T. Williams and
Mrs. A. H. McBride. After her husband's death, she was later married to
A. S. McBride. They were blessed with one son. She leaves to mourn her
death, six children,25 grandchildren and one brother. Burial in Asbury
PEA RIDGE---J. S. Richardson and little sons, Deane and Fred, were in
Ripley Saturday on business.
Mrs. W. W. Hopkins attended the bedside of her sister
Mrs. C. M. Hopkins, near the Campground Thursday of last week.
Mrs. J. T. Benthal, from near Asbury, spent Thursday night in the
of her son, Albert Johnson, at this place.
GATES---Harrison Gorman, of Memphis, spent Sunday with his sister
Mrs. S. B. Hill.
Mr.& Mrs. Everett Rainey, of Dyersburg spent Sunday with
parents, Mr.& Mrs. L. S. Rainey.
WOODVILLE---Frank Smith of Memphis, visited his mother, Mrs. G. E. Smith
BLUFF---Mr.& Mrs. Charlie are parents of a son, born March 5th.
Will Webb and family, from near Central, were guests of S. J. Webb
Mrs. Nannie Rucker, of Dyersburg, spent Sunday night and Monday with
her sister, Mrs. G. G. Callaway.
Charlie Brown and Miss Alma Harrison surprised many of their
friends a few days since by going to Unionville and getting married. They
are making their home with the groom's mother.
LOCAL & PERSONAL---Robert West, Jr., has typhoid fever, but is
A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. Charles Conner Tuesday night.
W. M. Dunaway, of Wabash, AR., was a guest of his nephew, Grover
Kimble, the weekend.
Rev. L. R. Wadsworth, of Milan, spent Monday night in Ripley
accompanied home Tuesday by his sister, Mrs. Dors Thornley.
Mrs. W. F. Wardlaw left Tuesday for Memphis to see her new grand
daughter, Sarah Elizabeth McGoldrick, who made her arrival last week.
Mrs. Sarah Acuff died at the home of her son, B. H. Acuff in Golddust
last Friday and was laid to rest in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery the
L. L. HINTON--- L. L. Hinton, formerly of this county, passed away at his
home in Louisville, MS., Wednesday afternoon,Feb.25th at 3 o'clock. He had
been in failing health for about 271/2 years, but he was able to work
and death came suddenly. He was born June, 1868 and was married to Miss
Rosa Byler, Dec.27th,1887, to which this union were born six children, two
having died in infancy. Surviving are his wife and four children; Hugh
H. of Fort Smith, AR., Edgar of Tupelo, MS., Mrs. Lena Beard of Louisville, MS
and Mrs. H. T. Abernathy of this city. Three brothers ; S. F. Hinton of
Nankipoo, George Hinton of Newark, N.J. and Dr. Wm. H. Hicks also of
Newark. The remains were brought for burial and the funeral were held in
the home of Mrs. Abernathy.
PERCIFUL---Mrs. Horace Lee and children of Ripley spent Sunday with
her sister, Mrs. Joe Ellis.
===============A PEEP INTO THE PAST---MARCH 18th,1898========.
A son was born to Mr.& Mrs. Vasser Moriety Monday.
J. A. WALDING died suddenly in his home near Ripley Monday.
The remains of MRS. SCOTT, wife of Rev. J. M. Scott, was brought to Ripley
From Fulton, KY., Monday, and laid to rest in St. Paul's Cemetery in
LOCAL & PERSONAL---Mrs. James P. Sloan, of Memphis, is visiting her
sister. Mrs. J. W. Hedgepeth.
Mr.& Mrs. W. B. Midyett and Mrs. R. A. Jester spent Sunday in Jackson.
Mrs. T. A. Byler is spending this week with her daughter, Mrs. John
Duncan at Nankipoo.
Mr.& Mrs. W. Dan Majors announce the birth of their son,
Storer Majors, on Sunday, March 15th.
Mrs. William Smith, of Camden, AR., after a visit to her
mother, Mrs. W. H. Volkmar at Price, spent Wednesday with
Mrs. F. A. Henry, enroute home.
F. E. Hoppers of Tupelo, MS., spent a few days here this week with
brother, Gus Hoppers.
A severe windstorm visited the Mack section on Thursday night of
last week, destroying a large barn belonging to Mrs. Vernon Peters and
killing two mules. Another heavy gale on Tuesday night we learn, damaged
the store of Hutcheson & McKinney in the same locality.
MRS. WILL ABERNATHY died at her home in Double Bridges last Monday
of flu & pneumonia. She is survived by two sons; Ralph and Lamar
Abernathy, and one daughter, Mrs. Ibera Thornton; also three sisters; Mrs. Ida
Johnson and Mrs. J. C. Doyle of Ripley and Mrs. J. H. Green of Beaumont, Texas.
THOMAS FERRELL BEASLEY---On March 4th,the Death Angel came into the
home of Mr.& Mrs. Bryant Beasley and claimed for it's jewel, their
baby, Thomas Ferrell, age two years, four days.
WOODVILLE---Mr.& Mrs. Abner Dunavant of Arkansas, visited their
mother, Mrs. G. W. Smith, a few days last week.
Bertha Mai Willis & Emma Sue Willis spent Saturday night and Sunday
with their mother, Mrs. J. D. Lancaster.
CENTRAL---While at Curve last Friday, Jim Langley was taken sick with
heart trouble. He is now at home and is some better. He is in his 84th
MASCEDONIA---A son was born to Mr.& Mrs. Pleas Bridges on March 8th at
the home of her parents, Mr.& Mrs. Jule Hunt.
Ripley, Tennessee Friday
===============A PEEP INTO THE PAST--March 25th,1898============.
TWINS--,a boy and a girl, were born to Mr. & Mrs. Bill Bradley last
Tuesday, but the boy only lived a few hours.
MRS. WHITSON, died at the residence of J. T. Williams on the 18th of
this month, at the advanced age of 94 years.
CAPT. W. H. JACKSON, who died recently in Ripley, joined the Knights of
Honor on the 17th of the month, his certificate was number 17. He lived 17
years after joining the order and died on the 17th of the month.
ROBERT E. LEE TURNER---News was received here Thursday of the death of
Robert E. Lee Turner at his home in Munford. He was born in 1864,the son
of the late Rev. Harden Turner. Mr. Turner is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Ellis Jones Turner; five daughters; Mrs. Fred Peeples of
Ripley, Mrs. Ida Lee Poston of Holly Springs, AR., Mrs. Katherine Delachmit
of Munford, Mrs. Lillian ? of Brownsville; four brothers also survive
him; Harden, Jr., of Herbert City, TX., James M., of Brownsville, P. P., of
Humboldt and J. R., of Brownsville. Mrs. W. E. Turner of Henning is a
sister-in-law and A. M. Durham of Durhamville, a brother-in-law. Interment
in Munford Cemetery.
LOCAL & PERSONAL---M. F. Savage has been quite ill the past week with
pleurisy, followed by flu and pneumonia, and his condition is still of a
Mrs. E. W. Cotham was called to Dyersburg last week by the serious
illness of her father, George H. Johnston. Mr. Johnston died Sunday
Rev.& Mrs. Peeples and family were called to Munford Tuesday by the
serious illness and subsequent death of Mrs. Peeples father, R. L. Turner.
In the cyclone last week that swept over Gallatin, a nephew of
Mrs. T. T. Bridgewater of Ripley, Mr. Allison, together with his wife and five
children, lost their lives.
Mrs. Cora Miller returned Monday from a visit of several months
with her daughter, Mrs. Walker F. Johnston, in Houston, Texas. She was met in
Memphis by her daughter, Mrs. Roy Rice.
MASCEDONIA---Marvin Reece and family attended the funeral of
Mr. George Duggan at Edith Saturday afternoon.
ASBURY---Mr.& Mrs. M. A. McMahan received a telegram Saturday announcing
the birth of a son in the home of Mr.& Mrs. R. I. Blackwell in
Ft. Worth, Texas. He has been christened Rufus Allen. Mrs. Blackwell will be
remembered as Viola McMahan.
GATES---Mr.& Mrs. M. A. Walker are parents of a daughter, born March
23rd.She has been christened Elizabeth Ann.
Ripley, Tennessee Friday
LIGHTFOOT---Mr. Herman Rhodes returned Sunday after several months
visit in New York.
CONCORD---Mr.& Mrs. O. L. Davis, of Gates, spent Saturday night and Sunday
with their mother, Mrs. John Davis.
RUTHERFORD---Mr.& Mrs. B. S. Cowell attended the funeral of Mr. Virge
Webb at Enon Sunday.
Charley Gooch of Cross Roads, was a guest of his
mother, Mrs. B. B. Gooch, Sunday.
Messrs. Homer Cowell & Elbert Wise went to Winburg Saturday to
accompany the corpse of Mr. Virge Webb here.
FLIPPEN--- Misses Gladys & Bessie Tillman of Cross Roads were guests
of their aunt, Mrs. R. A. Caldwell Monday.
MARY'S CHAPEL--- A son was born to Mr.& Mrs. Dewey Watson on March
Henry Klutts, of Conner, spent Sunday here with his father, Charley
Mrs. Bennett Watson and daughter, Lucille, have had the flu, and two
sons, Powell & Emmett are ill with the mumps.
WHITEFIELD---Gill Tims spent a few days last week with his
uncle, Oscar Jackson at Toulon.
HENNING---Mrs. P. A. Moore spent Friday in Ripley with her
sister, Mrs. J. D. McLoed.
Mrs. T. P. Flippen of Covington was a guest of her
sister, Mrs. J. V. Alston Sunday.
Miss Ruth Keller was a guest of her aunt, Mrs. C. A. Turner, in
Dyersburg, for the weekend.
CENTRAL---J. W. Lunsford of Ripley, spent Sunday night with his
daughter, Mrs. Floyd Harrison. Mr.& Mrs. Lee Vaughn, of Memphis, spent the
weekend with his father, L. M. Vaughn.
Mrs. Julie Harrison, of Ripley, attended the bedside of her
brother, F. P. Miller, while he was sick.
Mr. GEORGE DUGGAN died last Friday at the home of his sister
Mrs. W. W. Webb, and his remains were taken to Edith and laid to rest in
Pleasant Grove cemetery Sunday.
On March 22nd,the Death Angel claimed the soul of Mrs. BETTIE
DEW. She was 65 years of age. She is survived by four children; Alvis
Williams, Joe Williams & Mrs. J. A. Caldwell of this place; and Mrs. Doney
Lucas of Conway, AR.; also one brother, J. W .Lunsford of Ripley. Her remains
were laid to rest Monday in Grace Cemetery.
BLUFF---A son was born to Mr.& Mrs. S. J. Webb on March 21st.
WOODVILLE---Harvey Davis and family of Ripley, visited in the home of
his father, Mr. Arthur Davis.
Miss Deborah Dill, who has been in LA., for several months, is now at
home with her parents, Mr.& Mrs. A. B. Dill..
Ripley, Tennessee----------Friday----------April 3rd,1925
CLOSING OF A BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN LIFE---One of the largest as well as
most impressive funerals ever witnessed in Ripley was held at the
Baptist Church Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock over the remains of
Mr. WATKINS TUCKER, who passed away at his home in Ripley at 5
a.m. Sunday, after an illness of two weeks of flu and pneumonia, (There is
a full column on this man, I'll type to best points) The remains were
interred in Maplewood cemetery. In the death of Mr. Tucker, Ripley and
Lauderdale County loses one of the most prominent merchants and
churchmen in this community. He was senior member of the firm of Wat
Tucker Hardware Company, one of the leading mercantile establishments of
Ripley and also a member of the City Lumber Company and the firm of
Julian Belton & Co. Mr. Tucker was in his 49th year. He is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Rissa McCallum Tucker; and four children, Watkins. Shelby, Phillip
and Aubrey Lee Tucker, all of Ripley. Four brothers and two sisters also
survive him: William Tucker, Jr., Joe and John Tucker, all of Ripley and
R. A. Walker(?); Mrs. H. C. Kirkpatrick of St. Louis and Mrs. Gordon S. Moore of
Ripley.( A column and a half told of the good of the works of this
man, but the following article also showed what a good person he must
A NEGRO'S TRIBUTE---I cannot restrain my feelings: I cannot refrain
from giving expression to the thoughts which burn within me as I think
of the great loss our race sustains in the death of MR. WATKINS
TUCKER. Certain I should be accused of bias and prejudice in approaching
and treating this subject from a racial angle; and for this
reason, censure should be expected. But a just and condoning public will
agree with me that this angle is the only one that is open to me with
which I am perfectly familiar.
The most of my life has been in Eastern North Carolina. The past 15
years, I have spent in Tennessee, and, in all these years, I do not remember
having met a more straight-forward, honest, conscientious Christian
gentleman. He used no dual code-one for the white and another for the
colored-his one lofty aim was to treat everybody with fairness and
courtesy. In the matter of charity or benevolence, no deserving colored
person representing a worthy cause was ever turned away from his home or
his office--the records of every colored church and of our school will
fully attest this fact. He was a real lover of humanity. Some of those who
have served in his home for years, and who are still with the family are
loyal members of my congregation, and they point with an honest
pride, mingled with deep strains of emotion, to the fact that he was not
only their employer, but a friend and father. It is said that he never
bullied nor bulldozed his help, nor did he ever indulge in ugly and
unkind epithets and references to their race (three more paragraphs
then the following): No accusing black finger can point to his tomb with
fiery indignation. In dying, he left no immoral snag to puncture the sacred
veil of widowhood; he left no racial blemishes to cause his children in
later years to blush with shame or shudder in contemptuous disgrace.
In the death of "Brother Wat" as we affectionately called him, one of
the strongest links in our chain of noble white friends is broken. We
pray that heaven's choicest blessings may always rest upon his family.
Rev. A. B. Rogers---Holly Grove Baptist Church
A paid adv.
JOHN A. DeVINNEY DIES--- The remains of John Ansel DeVinney, who died
in Memphis, Monday, following an operation for appendicitis, arrived in
Ripley, Tuesday Morning on the 9:52 train and were taken to the home of
his mother on Brownsville Street, where the funeral was held in the
afternoon at 2 0'clock,Rev.F.H.Peeples,pastor of the Ripley Methodist
Church, conducted the last sad rites in the presence of a large gathering
of friends and relatives of the family and boyhood friends of the
deceased. He was laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. DeVinney was 34
years of age, and was a son of the late J. L. DeVinney. He had been a
citizen of Memphis for the last ten years and at the time of his
death, was weigher for the West Memphis Compress Co. He is survived by his
wife and five children: Ansel, Ralph, Joseph, Rebecca and Charles
Forsythe, all of who reside in Memphis; his mother Mrs. Almyra DeVinney; one
sister, Miss Onie DeVinney; and four brothers; Joe L., of Ripley, Jim of
Memphis, and Frank & Perry of San Francisco, CA.
SOCIAL & PERSONAL---Mrs. M. C. Hamby of Dry Hill, is visiting her
son, C. W. Hamby.
Eustace Garland, of Memphis, spent the weekend with his
mother, Mrs. M. A. Garland.
Broadus Klutts spent Sunday and Monday in Memphis with his
sister, Mrs. B. M. Elam.
Mrs. R. H. Chisholm and little daughter are visiting her
father, Capt. J. D. Tarrant in Memphis.
Mr.& Mrs. F. M. Sangster & Mrs. Clyde Cagle, of Osceola, AR.,
the home of Mrs. Emma Klutts, Sunday.
F. A. Harrell, of Grady, N.M., is visiting his cousin, Mrs. N. A.
is his first visit here in about 20 years.
Little Frances Jane Higgens has been confined to her bed the past
week with pleurisy and flu, but is reported improving.
Mrs. L. G. Rogers returned Sunday from Dyersburg where she spent two
weeks attending the bedside of her grand daughter, Martha Louise Jones.
The many friends of M. F. Savage will be glad to hear that he
continues to improve from his recent illness and was able to sit up some
Miss Lillie Ragon left Friday for Memphis to nurse
Mrs. B. M. Elam, who underwent a goiter operation in the Methodist
hospital, and from which she is recovering nicely.
George A. Tillman, who broke his left ankle several weeks ago in
jumping out of a stable loft, was in Ripley Saturday. If he continues to
improve, he thinks he will be able to lay aside his crutches in another
Mrs. J. W. Gracy is attending the bedside of her
daughter, Mrs. J. O. Keltner in Memphis, and Mr. Gracy and son, Edmund spent
Sunday there. Mrs. Keltner is recovering from two operations undergone
.Ripley, Tennessee----------Friday----------April 3rd,1925---
LOCAL & PERSONAL---EVERETTE CALDWELL died Monday at his home near
Flippen after about ten days illness of flu and pneumonia. He was about
55 years of age, and is survived by one son, Robert Scott Caldwell. The
remains were laid to rest Tuesday morning in Prospect Cemetery.
A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. Cecil Olivar on March 29th in
Baptist hospital in Memphis. Mrs. Olivar will be remembered as Miss
Virginia Tucker. The little lady has been named Leila Sue Olivar, for her
grandmother, and by the way, their birthdays are the same date.
MISS SARAH ELIZABETH ESTES, 90, died at the home of her
nephew, A. M. Estes, 12 miles west of Brownsville, on Thursday of last
week. Miss Estes is survived by one sister, Mrs. P. H. Mann, of
Brownsville; and one brother, Dr. W. L. Estes, of South Bethlehem, PA. The
funeral services were conducted at the residence Friday, and interment
was in Oakland Cemetery.
Quite a coincidence---Mr. Joe L. DeVinney & Mr. R. A. Turner are
partners in buying berries under the firm of DeVinney & Tucker. Mr. Tucker
was called home from Hammond, LA., on account of the death of his brother
who was buried Monday; and the following day, Mr. DeVinney came home on a
like sad mission, the burial of his brother.
Mrs. R. L. Fortner, who had been quite ill the past week with pneumonia
and attended by two trained nurses, was reported Thursday morning to have
had a very good night, with more hopeful assurance of her recovery. Her
sister, Mrs. Harry Lowder and little daughter, Margaret, of Little
Rock, AR., and all her children have been attending her
bedside, to-wit; Richard Fortner of Jonesboro, AR., Mrs. C. E. Snyder and
children, of Warren, Ohio and Mrs. R. E. Hood and children of Brownsville.
GOLDDUST---Jim Savage visited in the home of Henry Russell Friday.
Messrs. Phillip Miller, Gus Fitzgerald, and son, Willis were in
Harry Herron and Miss Eula Midyett of Knob Creek, were in this
community Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Woodard, of Ashport, visited her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Mueller at this
place Saturday & Sunday.
PERCIFUL---Lonnie Fennell and family from near Ripley were guests of
parents, Mr.& Mrs. F. M. Leggett Saturday afternoon.
Mr.& Mrs. Jack Scallions and baby, spent a few days the past week
with parents, Mr.& Mrs. John Scallions near Concord.
Ripley, Tennessee----------Friday----------April 3rd.1925---
MARY'S CHAPEL---Miss Era White spent Friday night with Miss Irene
Tom Klutts and family spent Sunday here in the H. J. Maness home.
Mrs. Lottie Klutts spent one day last week with her sister near Nut
DRY HILL---Mr.& Mrs. Joe Woodard of Friendship, spent Sunday afternoon
in the home of his mother, Mrs. Jack Woodard.
PLEASANT HILL---Mrs. P. L. Evans spent the latter part of the week in
Memphis with her children; George A.& Thomas V. Stanley.
BLUFF---Chester Frazier has been quite ill with blood poison.
Mrs. Mittie Frazier of Mascedonia is attending the bedside of her
Will Webb and family from near Central, visited in the G. C. Webb home
Mr.& Mrs. Banks Taylor spent the week-end at Coal Creek, guests of
his sister, Mrs. John Chism.
Mrs. W. C. Pennington and children of Arp, spent the first of the week
here, guests of her sister, Mrs. Marvin Riddick.
ARP---Mr.& Mrs. Hiram Weaver, of Craig, spent Saturday night and Sunday
with Sunday with parents, Mr.& Mrs. F. E. Becton.
RUTHERFORD---Mrs. S. C. Meter and little Mary Grady were in Halls last
Little Mary Lee and Louise Hastings are quite sick with flu and
MR. J. T. LANDRETH---On March 27th at 3 o'clock in the morning, the Death
Angel came into the home of Mr.& Mrs. T. J. Landreth, and took away from us
our dear father and husband. We know that God is all wise and never makes
a mistake, though many times we are unable to understand His doings among
men. Mr. Landreth had been seriously ill for two weeks with flu and
pneumonia. All that the doctors and nurses and friends could do was
done, but nothing could stay the hand of death. He was born November
1st,1884 at Whiteville; moved to Ripley in 1908,where he has a host of
friends to mourn his death. He was laid to rest March 28th at Mt. Pleasant
cemetery. He is survived by his wife; six children; one grand daughter; one
sister, and a host of friends.
IN CARD OF THANKS--(these names)--Mrs. T. J. Landreth; Mr.& Mrs. Tabe
Brown; Mr.& Mrs. Paul Williams; Leonard Landreth; William Landreth; Thomas
Landreth and Lofton Landreth.
Ripley, Tennessee----------Friday----------April 3rd,1925---
PEA RIDGE---Miss Gussie Conrad spent Thursday night of last week with
her sister, Mrs. Bill Little near Salem.
TAKE NOTICE---No one is to hire Dan Green (colored). He owes me and
has a contract to work with me in 1925. ADV. T. A.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC---Anyone employing John Harwill this year will
be liable for damages to me as he contracted to farm for me this
year. This 24th day of March,1925. ADV. H. L.
NOTICE---This is to notify the public that John Moore is under
contract to work for me this year. He has left me and anyone employing
him will be held responsible for his wages. ADV. E.
WHITEFIELD---A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. Eddie Gay March 28th.
Mrs. Odie Stone and son, Edward, spent Sunday with parents, Mr.&
Mrs. H. H. Bray.
Mr.& Mrs. Joe Land of Arp, spent Sunday with parents, Mr.& Mrs.
Mr.& Mrs. Harry Jones of Edith, spent Sunday with her brother, Arch
Master James Parchment spent Saturday night with his
aunt, Mrs. Mollie Williams in Ripley.
MASCEDONIA---J. D. Bray attended the funeral of Mr. Everett Caldwell
Tuesday at Prospect.
Mr.& Mrs. Marvin Hall, who have been living in Memphis, have moved to
Mrs. Mittie Frazier is attending the bedside of her son, Chester
Frazier, who is quite sick with blood poison at his home on the Bluff.
WOODVILLE---Mrs. Leland Roe, who has been attending the bedside of her
sister, Mrs. Jack Dew, returned to her home in Memphis Friday.
CEDAR GROVE---Mr.& Mrs. Ike Miller of Curve, spent Sunday with
parents, Mr.& Mrs. J. T. Chipman.
Mr.& Mrs. Presley F. Hutcherson, of Ripley, spent Sunday afternoon with
his brother, Mr. Malone Hutcherson.
FLIPPEN---Mrs. W. C. Howell of Glimp, visited her mother, Mrs. W. R. Colvin
Saturday & Sunday.
Mr.& Mrs. O. D. Hendren are parents of a son born March 24th.He has
been christened William Lewis Hendren.
Miss Cordie Underwood happened to an accident last week by dropping
a kettle of water and scalding her foot.
NOTICE---Burmon Griffin was in my employ and made a fair trade to
work for me this year,1925.He left on Feb.28th and I am going to have
his wages where ever he goes.
ADV. E. E. Drumwright.
Ripley, Tennessee-----------Friday----------April 10th,1925
MR. J. E. BOONE DIES---Mr. John Edwin Boone, local freight agent of the
I. C. Railroad at Fulton, KY., died suddenly in a hospital in Paducah last
Sunday morning, his death being due to high blood pressure. He had been
confined to the hospital only about ten days, and his condition had so
much improved that he was expected to return to his home on the
following day. The remains were brought to Gates and laid to rest Monday
afternoon, following funeral services at the residence of
Mr. R. W. Gholson, conducted by Elder Joe Ratcliffe, pastor of the Christian
Church at Bardwell. KY., who paid the deceased a beautiful tribute, saying
that he was intimately associated with him for 16 years and that he was
one of the finest characters he had ever known. Interment was in Gates
Cemetery. Mr. Boone was 45 years of age and was a native of Alabama. He was
married to Miss Willie Pearl Robertson of Gates, in 1900,while working as
a telegraph operator at Newbern, and afterwards was depot agent for
several years at Gates. He is survived by his wife; and three
sons, Edwin, Eugene and William Robertson Boone, the eldest, Edwin, holding a
responsible position in the superintendent's office in Fulton.
BURT HOOPER, JR.---The death Saturday night in Paducah, KY., of Burt
Hooper, Jr., six year old son of Mr.& Mrs. Burt Hooper, was pathetically
sad. First taken with pneumonia, for five weeks, the little fellow battled
for life, but all that parents, physicians and friends could do was of no
avail. The remains were brought here Sunday night from Paducah and
carried to the home ,accompanied by a large concourse of sympathetic
citizens. The funeral was held from the Christian Church the following
afternoon. The honorary pall bearers were the little fellow classmates of
the first grade. The newly made grave was in the Clemmons Cemetery banked
with fragrant carnations, lilies, roses, violets and other house
flowers. Besides the stricken parents, other near kin are the
grandparents; Mr.& Mrs. Dave Hooper. Other relatives are: Mr.&
Mrs. A. F. Vinson, Leslie and Bruce Hooper and Mrs. James Height, uncle and
aunt of the deceased---UNION CITY COMMERCIAL; April 3rd,1925.
Ripley, Tennessee Friday
=======A PEEP INTO THE PAST=====APRIL 8th,1898==============.
Mr. B. F. ELLIS dropped dead in his yard in Curve Tuesday afternoon.
Esq. A. J. Meadows and his daughter, Miss Minnie and Miss Lillie
Lightfoot, attended the musical in Gates Friday night.
W. C. Brann, editor of the Iconoclast, published in Waco, Texas, is no
more. He and a man named Davis, fought a street dual in Waco last Friday
with revolvers, and as a result, both men now rest under the sod.
==================END OF PAST=======================.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL---A. B. Klutts spent the weekend in Danville, KY.
Mrs. D. W. Ross and brother, Mr. Jerome Craig, left last week for
Charles T. Austin remains quite ill though his condition is
M. T. Savage continues to improve and is able to enjoy the company
of his many friends.
Mrs. D. H. Hutcherson and Miss Edna Hutcherson, left Wednesday for
Wickliffe, KY., on a visit to relatives.
MR. WILLIAM ADKERSON was found dead in bed at his home near Central
Wednesday morning when his wife went to wake him at breakfast. He had not
been well for sometime, but his condition was not considered serious. He
was 63 years of age, and is survived by his wife; four sons and three
The fire department was called out Wednesday when one of the large
columns to the residence of Mr. Thomas Steele, Sr., was discovered
burning. Bees had begun depositing honey in the column, and a process of
smoking them out was engaged in the previous day, and evidently a spark
had been smoldering overnight in the column.
MR. CHARLES E. PATTON died at his home near Ripley Wednesday
afternoon after two weeks illness of pneumonia,. Funeral services were
held at the home Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock conducted by
Dr. L. O. Leavell and interment was in Cross Roads cemetery. He was a member
of the Ripley Baptist Church and a good citizen. A wife and seven
Mr. Thomas Williams, aged 22 years, a lineman for the telephone
company in Memphis, narrowly escaped being electrocuted Tuesday afternoon
when he came in contact with a live wire. He was burned about the
back, face and legs, but is not thought that his injuries will prove
fatal. Prompt action by fellow linesmen saved him from being
electrocuted. He is in Baptist hospital. He is the son of Mrs. Etta
Williams, who lives in this county in the Conner Schoolhouse community.
CARD OF THANKS---The family desires to take this occasion to thank
friends for their kindness during the illness and death of wife and
mother--signed; C. F., J. E., J. W., R. H., and Mary Lankford.
MRS. C. F. LANKFORD---On March 31st,God saw fit in His wisdom to call to
be with Himself, Mrs. Alice Lankford, wife of C. F. Lankford. She was born
November 4th 1858 and passed to her reward in the afternoon of March
31st,1925. She was married to C. F. Lankford on February 25th,1880.To this
union were born seven children, four of whom survive. (named above in card
Ripley, Tennessee Friday
WOODVILLE---Mrs. Levy Clark spent the past week with her
mother, Mrs. Chas. Akin, who has been sick.
Robert Lankford was called to Henning Tuesday of last week on
account of the illness of his mother. She died that night.
Russell Smith of Akron, Ohio, Perry Smith and
sister, Mrs. Trotter, visited in the home of their mother, Mrs. G. W. Smith.
CONCORD---Mr.& Mrs. Herman Leggett spent Sunday near Ripley with their
mother, Mrs.. Frances Leggett.
FIRST DISTRICT---Messrs. Hulbert Smith & Walter Warden attended the
funeral of little David Ammons on Sunday.
HENNING---A baby girl arrived in the home of Dr.& Mrs. J. L. Dunavant.
Miss Lena Mai Lewis is spending this week in Memphis with her
aunt, Mrs. Luther Coughlan.
Mr.& Mrs. C. D. Flowers were called to Blytheville, AR., by the death
an aunt, Mrs. George Green.
DRY HILL---Mr. John Hutcherson & Miss Luna Prescott drove to Gates
Saturday night and was married.
CEDAR GROVE---Albert Underwood and his son, Reed, have the mumps.
Mr.& Mrs. Green Byrn and little son, from near Ripley, spent Sunday
with her mother, Mrs. T. F. Moore.
Oscar Cannon, son of Mr. Lee Cannon, who had been confined to his bed
for several months, died Friday, April 3rd at noon. He leaves a wife; one
child; father, step-mother; several brothers ; and sisters and a host of
friends to mourn his departure. His remains were laid to rest in Grace
Cemetery Saturday afternoon.
ARP---Mr.& Mrs. Ed Kirby of Conner, spent Sunday with their son, Vernon
MASCEDONIA---Mrs. Clyde Tillman, of Nankipoo spent a few days in this
community last week with her brother, Fred Cates.
J. D. Rice spent Saturday and Sunday in Dyersburg with his
brother, G. H. Rice ,who is in very bad health.
Mrs. Clarence Craig, of Edith, and mother, Mrs. Will Craig, of
Ashport, spent one day the past week with Mrs. Mollie Keltner.
GATES---R. W. Dillihay and Mrs. R. W. Gholson were called to
Bardwell, KY., Sunday by the sudden death of Mr. J. E. Boone,
CARD OF THANKS---We take this method of thanking our good friends of
Ashport and Lightfoot for their tender care of our dear brother, Otho
Tanner, and for their kindly assistance and sympathy rendered in our time
of grief. Mr.& Mrs. V. T. Lightfoot., Mr.& Mrs. R. I. Roberson, Mr. &
Mrs. N. F. Selinger and Mr.& Mrs. Horace Owens.
FLIPPEN--- Mr. John Ferguson attended the bedside of Mr. Charlie Patton
near Ripley Saturday night.
BARR---Miss Rob Wiley of Halls, visited her sister, Mrs. J. L. Hammers the
Mrs. Ethel Fulkerson has gone to Memphis to spend a few weeks with
her sister, Mrs. Morris Rogers.
BLUFF---Chester Frazier is better after ten days illness of blood
Riley Webb was absent from school the first of the week on account
of the flu.
Bennie Harden and wife and Woot and Glenn Frazier were Sunday
guests in the Chester Frazier home.
LIGHTFOOT--- Herman Rhodes is on the sick list.
Otha Tanner died at the home of Mrs. V. T. Lightfoot Thursday.
Mrs. R. I. Roberson of Memphis was called here one day last week by
the illness and death of her brother Oths Tanner.
LUCKETT---The little son of Jack Glimp is improving after an illness
of several weeks.
Mrs. A. I. Webb visited her sister, Mrs. Maud Temple at Asbury Sunday.
Charley Lloyd, of Asbury, spent the weekend with his
daughter, Mrs. A. I. Webb.
PERCIFUL---Mr.& Mrs. Joe White and Mrs. Emmett White have been on the
Ben Burlison, of Brownsville spent last week here with his son, Ivan
Mr.& Mrs. Bob Escue spent Saturday with her father, Will Leggett, who
is seriously ill at Woodville.
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