RIPLEY, TENNESSEE
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
OBITUARIES,  November - December 1958


The DAY and DATE above each paragraph
is the date the obituary appeared in the
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
 
FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 1958
Mrs. Ella SINCLAIR BANKS, 85, former Ripley teacher, died Sunday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lee MITCHELL, of Pascagoula, MS. a native of Georgetown. KY, she had lived in Pascagoula for 13 years. Funeral services were there, interment in Jackson County Memorial Park. She leaves her daughter; two sons, Roderick BANKS, of Florence, and Houston BANKS, of Nashville; one brother, Victor SINCLAIR, of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters, Mrs. C. S. PIERCE, of Tullalah, LA and Mrs. Nancy SUTHERLAND, of Phoenix, AZ.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 1958
Oscar Lee BAYNES, 75, brother of Mrs. Aubrey Durham, of near Nut Bush, died early Wednesday. Services were held Thursday at Antioch Baptist Church at Tibbs.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Effie BIGGS, sister of Mrs. S. H. JOHNSON, of Ripley, were held Thursday morning in Jacksonville, FL, where she died Saturday night. She was 66.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14, 1958
Services for C. C. CHERRY, Sr., formerly of Ripley, were held Sunday at Arlington, KY with burial there. Mr. CHERRY, 72 years, died Saturday after suffering extended illness. He leaves one son, C. C. Jr., of Ripley.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7, 1958
NEW YORK WRECK Funeral services mourning Airman Third Class Larry Wayne COLLINS, Air Force Institute of Technology student at Syracuse, N. Y., who met death in an auto accident there Friday night, were held Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, burial in church Cemetery. Airman COLLINS, 18, was born in Brownsville and graduated from Ripley High School last spring. In the class portrait, his photograph was side by side with that of Donald CROOK, son of Mr. & Mrs. Alvis CROOK, of Lightfoot, who was killed a week before Airman COLLINS, when his truck overturned near Gates. Airman COLLINS leaves his mother, Mrs. Willie Mae WIMBERLY, of Ripley.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 1958
Death Last rites for Mrs. Alice TURNER CUNNINGHAM, of Memphis, who was born in Ripley, were held Tuesday aty National Funeral Home, burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. CUNNINGHAM, 77, died Sunday while visting her son, Edward F. CUNNINGHAM in Memphis. She had nine children, seven of whom survive:three other sons, Harold B. CUNNINGHAM and Turner W. CUNNINGHAM, both of Memphis, William M. CUNNINGHAM, of Slayden, MS and Thomas H. CUNNINGHAM, of Nashville; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur H. CURTIS of Lamar, MS and Mrs Pride R. RAGGERTY, of Memphis; two brothers, Hubert TURNER, of Kirkland, WA, and R. H. TURNER, of Blytheville, AR; and 1 sister, Mrs. Montine CORCORAN, of Memphis.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 1958
Graveside rites were held for Connie Lynn DAWS, 4 months-old daughter of Lt. & Mrs. Jerald DAWS, of Salina, KS, Wednesday of last week in Halls Cemetery. She also leaves paternal grandparents of Halls, Mr. & Mrs. Winston DAWS and her maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. C. R. STEPHENS, of Dyersburg.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Dell BUSSEY DUNAVANT, who died en route to a hospital in Gainsville, Florida, were held Monday in Gainsville. Mrs. DUNAVANT, formerly of Ripley, leaves one daughter, Mrs. Tom Blair PIERSON and one sister, Mrs. John M. BOULDIN, of Newbern.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 12, 1958
GATES LOCALS Graveside rites were held here Friday for Mrs. Sam ELLISTON, of Fulton, KY. She is survived by her husband; two sons, John E. McKINNON and Robert N. McKINNON, and five grandchildren, of Memphis.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 1958
Services for Roy T. ESCUE, farmer and grocer, of Ripley, were held Thursday in Ripley's First Methodist Church, burial in Edith Cemeery. Mr. ESCUE, 63, died Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Born at Forked Deer, son of the late Joseph Albert ESCUE and Mrs. Mamie Lee STANLEY ESCUE, he moved to Lauderdale County in 1917. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maggie HUNT ESCUE; two sons, Joe Turner ESCUE, of Golddust and Paul Hunt ESCUE, of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. Llyod WHITE, of Memphis and Mrs. Milo H. FIELDS, of Rapid City, SD; four brothers, Bill ESCUE and Joe Clyde ESCUE, both of Halls, Lanie ESCUE, of Ripley and Jack ESCUE of Jackson; one half brother, Leslie Henry ESCUE, of Halls; three sisters, Mrs. Jane HINDS and Mrs. Vergie YOUNG, both of Halls, and Mrs. Eugene BIVENS, of Jackson; one half-sister, Mrs. Jesse SMITH of Halls; one brother, Maynard ESCUE, died during WWI, and his step-mother, Mrs. Jettie ESCUE, of Halls.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28, 1958
Services for John H. ESKRIDGE, 56, a carpenter of Halls, were held Sunday at Halls Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. ESKRIDGE suffered a fatal heart attack, as he worked at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Merl E. LARSON. Born in Arkansas, he lived in Halls 29 years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annie Lynn ESKRIDGE; four sons, Robert ESKRIDGE of St. Louis, MO, John M. ESKRIDGE, of Lawrenceburg, Charles ESKRIDGE and Lynn ESKRIDGE, both at home; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret WHITE, of Halls; his mother, Mrs. Gertrude ESKRIDGE, of Halls; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. HAYS, Mrs. Katherine COOK and Mrs. J. B. McBRIDE, all of Dyersburg.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Beadie GOOCH, of Halls, were held Saturday at Antioch Church of Christ, burial in Elon Cemetery. Mrs. GOOCH, 92, died Friday at her home in the Antioch community. Born in Middle Tennessee, she moved here 70 years ago. Her husband, Sid GOOCH, died about 40 years ago. She leaves four sons, Arch GOOCH, Charlie GOOCH, Arthur GOOCH, and Sidney GOOCH, all of Halls; one daughter, Mrs. Paul HURT, of Memphis.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14, 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie GUILTNER, of Luckett, were held Friday of last week at Luckett Methodist Church, of which she was a member, burial in Asbury Cemetery. She was 77 years, died Wednesday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Her husband, George GUILTNER, died many years ago. She leaves a son, Franklin GUILTNER of Jonesboro, AR ; two daughters, Mrs. Alice RIGGS of Yakima, WA and Mrs. Carl Conrad of Luckett; one half-brother, Thomas DUKE of Ripley; and one half-sister, Mrs. Talmadge CHISHOLM of Arp.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7, 1958
MRS. CASSIE WILSON HARGETT After many patient years of suffering, our loved one, Mrs. Cassie Wilson HARGETT, quietly passed away on Nov. 1, 1958, just four days before her 79th birthday. The fact that her family, her home, her relatives, her friends, and her church where she served as Sunday school teacher for many years made up her whole world, is a glowing tribute to the life she lived. She leaves her companion, E. D. HARGETT; two daughters, and a son-in- law, Velora HARGETT, Cleo and Paul McBRIDE; two granddaughters, Mrs. Evelyn McBRIDE STEWART, of Jackson and Mrs. Martha McBRIDE CORLEW of Nashville; three great-grandsons; one brother, A. A. WILSON. George, Arthur, Leon, and Lynn HARGETT, Woodrow WILSON and Leslie HAMBY served as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were N. N. CALDWELL, E. R. UNDERWOOD, J. E. COOK, Capt. Alex RANNY, L. A. McBRIDE and Paul WILLIAMS. Her pastor, the Rev. Pittman MARBURY, held memorial services at New Hope Methodist Church. Interment was in Grace Cemetery.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 1958
Services for Argyle HARPER, retired Gibson County farmer, brother of Cooper HARPER, of Gates, were held Wednesday at New Enterprise Church of Christ, burial in Eldad Cemetery. Mr. HARPER, 65, died Monday at his home near Milan. Born in Lewis County, moved to Gibson County in 1914. Leaves his wife; three sons; seven daughters; five sisters; 19 grandchildren and one great- grandchild.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine HARPER, who moved to Memphis from Ripley, 20 years ago, were held Saturday at Concord Church, with burial there. Mrs. HARPER, 80, died at her home at 875 Manasses. Born in East Tennessee, she was the widow of William HARPER, Ripley farmer. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Alma DAVIS, of Memphis, Mrs. Harold RICHARDSON and Mrs. Sanford QUEEN, both of San Antonia, Texas; one son, Frank HARPER, of Huntsville, AL.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 12, 1958
Services for Benjamin Clarence HENDREN, 72, Dyersburg blacksmith, born in Ripley, were held Wednesday at Curry Funeral Home in Dyersburg, burial in Fairview Cemetery. He died Monday night at Baptist Hospital, Memphis, after a long illness. He moved to Dyersburg 31 years ago. he leaves his wife, Mrs. Effie Ola HENDREN; four sons, George M. HENDREN, of Detroit, James D. HENDREN, of Memphis, B. C. HENDREN, Jr., and Buford HENDREN, both of Dyersburg; a brother, J. C. HENDREN, of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Enolia MULLIN, of Brownsville and Mrs. Daisy SMITH, of Dyersburg; three half-brothers, E. F. HENDREN and Elmer HENDREN, both of Brownsville and Lewis HENDREN, of Savannah, TN; two half-sisters, Mrs. Nannie SMITH, of Brownsville and Mrs. Thelma SIMON, of Memphis.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 19, 1958
Services for Charles M. JENKINS, banker, merchant and teacher, of Tyler, Texas; were held Tuesday morning at First Baptist Church, Halls, burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. JENKINS, 81, died Saturday at his home in Tyler. Born near Shiloh, he spent most of his life in Texas and Oklahoma. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Rona MURCHISON JENKINS, an aunt of Henry MURCHISON, editor of the Halls Graphic.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14, 1958
A telegram was received Wednesday morning by Mrs. Aleta BORDERS and Miss Magnolia COUGHLAN, informing them of the death of their sister, Mrs. Barton JONES, 54, the former Ruby Nell COUGHLAN, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday night. The JONES had resided there 12 years. Besides her husband and sisters, she leaves four sons (not named); and two brothers, A. J. COUGHLAN and Howard Ward COUGHLAN.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 1958
Mrs. Elnora Victoria KELTNER, a native of Ripley, the widow of Cecil U. KELTNER, died Friday at Baptist Hospital, Memphis. She was 82. Her husband, a widely known builder, died in 1953. She leaves three sons, Cecil G. KELTNER, Russell K. PRICE and Harold O'Neal PRICE; her brother, Dr. T. B. KELTNER, all of Memphis; three sisters, Mrs. Bob WEAVER, of Memphis, Mrs. R. C. MORRIS and Mrs. E. L. GRAMMER, both of Ripley. Services were held Sunday at National Funeral Home, burial in Memorial Park.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 1958
Services for Joe SMITH, a farmer of the Hurricane Hill community, were held Sunday at Garner's Funeral Home, burial in Woodville Cemetery. Mr. SMITH, 59, died at 10:20 p. m. Friday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered the preceeding day. He was born in Bee Branch, AR and had lived in this county 25 years. He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Alice Leona LOVELL SMITH; two sons, Jesse L. SMITH, of Hayti, MO, and William Farris SMITH of Ripley; two daughters, Miss Rebecca Ann Smith, of the home, and Mrs. Dessie CROCKETT, of Steele, MO; three brothers, Charlie SMITH, of Ripley, James SMITH, of Plainwell, Michigan, and Mannie SMITH, of Brownsville; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie BUTNER, of Ripley; and five grandchildren.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 19, 1958
Funeral services gor Luther G. "Gene" SMITH, a retired farmer of Three Points, were held Monday at Garner's Funeral Home, burial in Holmes Cemetery. Mr. SMITH, 62, died Sunday at his home. Born in McNairy County, he moved to Lauderdale County in childhood. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Floy SMITH; two brothers, John SMITH and Jesse SMITH, both of Ripley; one sister, Mrs. Clara SMITH, of Ripley.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7, 1958
Services for S. A. (Cap) THOMPSON, farmer of Hurricane Hill, were held Sunday at Hurricane Hill Methodist Church, burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mr. THOMPSON, 70, died Saturday at Lauderdale County Hospital. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lelia CHANDLER THOMPSON; two sons, Jesse THOMPSON of Memphis and Richard A. THOMPSON, of Calera, AL; one daughter, Mrs. Homer STEELMAN, Jr., of Halls; six brothers, Wilson THOMPSON, Cliff THOMPSON, Paul THOMPSON and Neal THOMPSON, all of Ripley; Hugh THOMPSON and Albert THOMPSON, both of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. E. C. JOHNSTON and Mrs. Laura REECE, both of Ripley.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 1958
Services mourning H. Parks TIGRETT, Sr., 83, Dyer County Leader, who entered business in Halls, were held at Jackson Funeral Home, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg. He leaves his wife, Sadie NUNN TIGRETT; two daughters, Mrs. Jack WELLS, of Newbern, and Mrs. E. C. SEASE, of Jackson; two sons, H. Parks TIGRETT, Jr., and Ike Tigrett, of Memphis.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 12, 1958
Services for Beeata TOMLINSON, retired planter, were held Saturday at Halls Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. TOMLINSON, 91, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. B. ROOKS, of Halls. Besides his daughter, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Sudie ROBERTSON TOMLINSON, whom he married 69 years ago; five sons, Charlie TOMLINSON and John TOMLINSON, both of Halls, Hillary TOMLINSON, of Dearing, MO, Robert TOMLINSON, of Osceola, AR, and Quinton TOMLINSON, of Mobile, AL; 27 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28, 1958
Services for Empson E. WALKER , of Brownsville, were held Thursday at the First Methodist Church there, burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. WALKER, 62, died Sunday at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, AR, as a result of injuries received in a head-on collision at Carlisle, AR, in which his wife was fatally injured. He leaves two sons, Empson WALKER, Jr., of Little Rock, and David Chambers WALKER of Stillwater, OK; a daughter, Mrs. George C. JACKSON, of Jackson; three brothers, Wm. F. WALKER and Lewis WALKER, both of Ripley and Aaron WALKER, of Brownsville; four sisters, Mrs. Roy MOORE, of Greenwood, SC, and Mrs. James WAETZEL, Mrs. Herbert WILLIS and Mrs. Moreau RICE, of Brownsville; and his mother, Mrs. Eula WALKER, of Brownsville.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 1958
Little Rock, Ark., November 19. --Mrs. Empson E. WALKER, of Brownsville, sister-in-law of Lewis WALKER and Wm. WALKER, Riplians, and mother- in-law of Mrs. Martha Fields Campbell WALKER, formerly of Ripley, Died Friday of last week in Little Rock's Baptist Hospital, six hours after a head-on collision at Carlisle, AR. Mr. WALKER was seriously injured. They were bound to Little Rock to visit their son, Empson WALKER, Jr., . Another son , Davis Chambers WALKER, who married the daughtr of Mr. and Mrs. John Fields CAMPBELL, of Rpley, resides in Stillwater, OK. The WALKER's daughter, Mrs. George C. JACKSON, lives in Jackson. Services were held Sunday in the First Methodist Church, Brownsville, burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7, 1958
CRASH FATAL FOR MRS. WANDLER, Mrs. Zelma Mae WANDLER, of Curve, died Sunday in Campbell's Clinic, Memphis, Memphis, a week after being injured in a three way crash on Highway 51. Services were held Monday at Curve Baptist Church, burial in Oldfield Cemetery in Crockett County. A native of Crockett County, she had resided in Lauderdale County 25 years. She leaves her husband; one son, David H. FUSSELL, of Bells; two brothers, Dan VIA, of Bells, and Reddick VIA, of Gleason.

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