RIPLEY, TENNESSEE
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
OBITUARIES,  April - June 1968


The DAY and DATE above each paragraph
is the date the obituary appeared in the
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
 

FRIDAY MAY 24, 1968
George ADKINS, 89, died last Friday in the home of a son, Aaron ADKINS, in Bath Springs. He had been in ill health since an auto accident 18 months ago. Services were Saturday in Lone Chestnut Church near Clifton, burial in church Cemetery. He leaves his daughter, Mrs. Irene PRIEST, of Ripley; son, George ADKINS, of Decaturville and his sister, Mrs. Sarah SMOTHERMAN, of Sugar Creek, Ohio.

FRIDAY APRIL 5, 1968
Mrs. Maggie ALLEN, 92, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday of last week in Methodist Hospital in Memphis. She moved to Ripley from Memphis 35 years ago, returning to Memphis after the death of her husband 11 years ago. She leaves her daughter, Mrs. Ernest WILSON, of Memphis. (No funeral or burial place given.)

RIPLEY MAY 3, 1968
Roscoe Butler ALLEY, 53, retired welder of Gates, died Saturday en route to Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg, after a heart attack. Services were Tuesday in Gates Methodist Church, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Gladys JOHNSON ALLEY, of Gates; sons, Alvin ALLEY, of Gates and Jerry Scoot ALLEY, of Joliet, Ill.; his daughters, Mrs. Linnie Mae HEIMAN, of Joliet, Ill., and Mrs. Barbara Ann LANE of Plainsfield, Ill.; his mother, Mrs. Irene Baker ALLEY, of Halls; sisters, Mrs. Nannie Ruth JOHNS, of Ripley, and Mrs. Rose Annie GARRETT, of Oak Park, Ill.; brothers, Malcolm ALLEY, of Halls, Jim ALLEY, of Memphis, John ALLEY and Richard ALLEY, both of Chicago, Ill., and Joe ALLEY, of Clearwater, Fla.

FRIDAY JUNE 28, 1968
Rapheal AMMONS, 58, machinest, of Ripley, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered June 14th. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. He leaves his brother, Frank AMMONS, Jr., of Brooklyn, N. Y.; sisters, Mrs. Grace TUCKER and Mrs. Carmen BOSWELL, both of Alamo, Mrs. Mabel JOHNSON, of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Mrs. Dorothy McLAUREN, of Los Angeles, Calif.

FRIDAY MAY 31, 1968
Mrs. Dinnie Lee BADGETT, 53, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home in Alamo. Services were Wednesday in Maury City Baptist Church, burial in Maury City Cemetery. She leaves her husband, Craven BADGETT; daughter, Mrs. Nina Elizabeth McGUARY, of Frog Jump; her brothers, Royce FORD, of Curve, Anderson FORD, of Alamo, and Garland FORD, of Wilmington, Del.; and sisters, Mrs. Annie Mae HOBOCK, of Frog Jump.

RIPLEY MAY 3, 1968
Jesse H. BICKERS, 73, retired insurance agent in Ripley died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday in Veterans Hospital, Memphis. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in National Cemetery in Memphis. He leaves his wife, Lucy Bell Underwood BICKERS; his daughter, Mrs. William RENNO, of San Antonio, Texas; his son, Dr. William J. BICKERS, of Memphis; his sisters, Mrs. Roy MEADOWS and Mrs. Chesley MEADOWS, both of Halls and Mrs. Ruth DRUMWRIGHT, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and brothers, R. T. BICKERS, of Ripley, and the Rev. H. A. BICKERS, of Jackson.

FRIDAY MAY 31, 1968
Ray BRADFORD, 30, inspector for Universal Electric Co., in Ripley, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday in the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. C. BRADFORD, near Edith, after eight months'illness with stomach cancer. Services were Sunday in Enon Baptist church, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Ludene Serrett BRADFORD; son, Anthony Ray BADFORD; daughters, Angela Jean BRADFORD, Lisa BRADFORD, and Renee BRADFORD, all of the home; his brother, Tommy BRADFORD, of near Ripley; sisters, Miss Betty Jean BRADFORD and Mrs. Martha Dean CROWDER, both of Dyersburg; and a grandmother, Mrs. A. A. CROWDER, of Dyersburg.

FRIDAY APRIL 5, 1968
Mrs. Jessie M. BRIDGFORTH, 69, of Memphis, who was born in Ripley, died at 6:10 a.m. in William F. Bowld Hospital after a long illness. Services were Thursday in Memphis Funeral Home, burial in Memorial Park. She leaves her husband, Clarence BRIDGFORTH.

FRIDAY APRIL 26, 1968
Carl BROWDER, 78, of Friendship, died Saturday in Veterans' Hospital, Memphis. Services were Sunday in Friendship Funeral Home, burial in Floyd's Chapel Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Georgie BROWDER; daughters, Mrs. Evelyn WALKER, of Friendship; sons. Mack BROWDER, of Friendship, David Ray BROWDER, of Memphis and Richard BROWDER, of Peoria, Ill.; and his sisters, Mrs. Ruby AGEE, of Halls and Mrs. R. S. RANDLE, of Maury City.

FRIDAY APRIL 12, 1968
Ollie Lee BURKS, 77, farmer near Ripley, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in Haywood County Hospital in Brownsville. Services were Wednesday in Asbury Methodist Church, burial in Asbury Cemetery. He leaves his sons, Larry BURKS, of Ripley and Charles A. BURKS, of Memphis; his daughters, Mrs. John TURNER, of Ripley, and Mrs. R. H. MOORE, Jr., of Brownsville and his brother, Harris BURKS, of Ripley.

FRIDAY APRIL 26, 1968
Mrs. Willie Lovelace BURNS, 61, wife of Gene BURNS, farmer near Almo, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in her home. Services were Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, Burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. She leaves her sons, Jimmy BURNS, of West Memphis, Ark., and Edward BURNS with the Navy in South Carolina; her daughters, Mrs. J. P. ELDER, of Ripley and Mrs. Porter WILLIAMS, of Jackson; her brothers, Cleve LOVELACE, Kelly LOVELACE and James Thomas LOVELACE, and her sisters, Mrs. Seba SMITH and Mrs. Casper SONDERMAN, all of Ripley.

RIPLEY MAY 3, 1968
Mrs. Vica Lee Bracken BURROUGHS, 73, wife of E. C. BURROUGHS, rural mail carrier of Halls, died at 9 p.m. Saturday of a heart attack while visiting Mrs. Dauphine BABBS, in Corning, Calif. Services were Thursday in Poplar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Owen BURROUGHS, of Halls, Mrs. Robert MEEKS, Sr., of Senatobia, Miss., and Mrs. M. A. MARTIN, of New York City, N. Y.; sons, E. C. BURROUGHS, Jr., W. H. BURROUGHS, and Harold BURROUGHS, all of Halls, and Joe BURROUGHS, of Incline Village, Nev.; sisters, Mrs. B. BROWN and Mrs. Cary WATSON, both of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; brothers, Robert BRACKIN, of Helens, Ark., and I. A. BRACKIN of Rio Hondo, Texas.

FRIDAY JUNE 7, 1968
George Garfield CALLOWAY, 73, of Edith, retired farmer, died at 9:30 p.m. last Friday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered that day. Services were Saturday in Edith Methodist Methodist Church, burial in Edith Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Wilmer Hemby CALLOWAY; his daughter, Mrs. Charles WHITTEN, of Memphis; brothers, Leod DUGGAN, of Memphis and Frank DUGGAN, of Okla. City, Okla.; and his sister, Mrs. Marion Reece, of Ripley.

THE FRIDAY JUNE 28, 1968
TAKEN FROM POND--The body of James Roy CAPERS, 16, was recovered Wednesday morning from a pond on the farm of Austin KELLER, about a mile east of Henning. Chief Deputy Lreis GITCHELL said the negro youth's clothes were folded nearby, and he had apparently drowned while swimming Sunday, the last day he had been seen.

FRIDAY APRIL 26, 1968
Wade Thomas CLIMER, 65, Alamo merchant, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Jackson-Madison County Hospital after a heart attack. Services were Tuesday in First Baptist Church in Alamo. (no burial given) He leaves his wife, Maggie Ross CLIMER; his son, W. C. CLIMER, of Alamo; his mother, Mrs. Lillie CLIMER, of Alamo; and brothers, Harry CLIMER, of Ripley, J. T. CLIMER. of Alamo, Aubrey CLIMER, of Dyersburg and Hallie CLIMER, of Friendship.

FRIDAY APRIL 19, 1968
Thomas Monroe COWAN, 67, retired farmer, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in King's Daughters Nursing Home in Memphis, which he entered three years ago after long illness. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He leaves his brother, Jack COWAN and his sister, Mrs. Aaron V. McBROOM, both of Ripley.

FRIDAY JUNE 21, 1968
Mrs. Lena Brogdon CRIHFIELD, 78, died at 12:30 p.m. Satyrday in Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg, which she entered two weeks earlier. She was the widow of Edgar L. CRIHFIELD, who died in 1949, in Osceila, Ark. Services were Monday in the First Baptist Church in Halls, burial in Edith Cemetery. She leaves her sons, E. S. CRIHFIELD, of Halls and W. F. CRIHFIELD, of Dermott, Ark.; brothers, B. F. BROGDON and Charles BROGDON, both of Blytheville, Ark.

FRIDAY APRIL 12, 1968
Mrs. Neelie Chism CRIHFIELD, 77, widow of Cleveland CRIHFIELD, who died in 1951, he was an Edith farmer; died at 3 p.m. Saturday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered three weeks earlier. Services were Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Edith Cemetery. She leaves her brother, John CHISM, of Ripley; her sisters, Mrs. Jeanie MANESS, of Arp and Mrs. Odell ELLIS, of Edith.

FRIDAY APRIL 19, 1968
Julius T. CROOK, 58, of 954 Creston, Memphis, died last Friday in St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis, after a brief illness. Services were Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. He was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., in Memphis.

FRIDAY APRIL 26, 1968
William Asburn CURTIS, 79, of Campbell, Calif.; a native of Halls, died Monday in an Oakland, Calif. Hospital. Services were Wednesday in Campbell Memorial Chapel, burial in Santa Clara Cemetery. He leaves his sons, F. H. CURTIS, of Bakersfield, Calif and Wm. N. CURTIS, of Hawthrone, Calif.; and his daughter, Mrs. Mary E. HEVRIN, of Santa Clara, Calif.

FRIDAY MAY 24, 1968
Mrs. Addie DAVIDSON, 97, died Thursday of last week in Dyersburg Manor. Services were last Friday in South Fork Baptist Church. She was the widow of George Thomas DAVIDSON, who died in 1959. She leaves her step-sons, J. B. DAVIDSON, of Halls, Zandra DAVIDSON and Marshall DAVIDSON, both of Maury City, and a foster daughter, Mrs. J. Z. ESPEY, of Friendship.

THE FRIDAY JUNE 28, 1968
Carson DITTO, 54, who was born in Ripley, died at 2 p.m. Sunday before last in Veterans West Side Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, after 3 years illness. Services were Thursday of last week in Ripley Funeral Home , with burial in Holmes Cemetery. He leaves his brothers, Guy DITTO, of Ripley, and Edward DITTO, of St. Louis, Mo.; his half-brothers, Donald Ray DITTO, of Ripley, Carl DITTO and Dalton DITTO, both of Chicago; his sisters, Mrs. Mattie AKINS, of Ripley, Mrs. Sarah PRIVETTE, of Wynne, Ark., Mrs. Annie HAMHLIN, of Panokee, Fla., and Mrs. Lillie Mae BLACKWELL, of Patton, Calif.; and half-sisters, Mrs. Clarice HOLMAN, of Ripley, Mrs. Susie KING and Miss Bertie Mae DITTO, both of Memphis.

FRIDAY JUNE 21, 1968
J. Z. ESPEY, 59, was buried in Halls Cemetery after services at 3 p.m. Monday in Beech Bluff Baptist Church near Friendship. A farmer, he died Saturday night at his home in the Palestine community in Dyer County, after a heart attack.

FRIDAY APRIL 5, 1968
Mrs. Maggie Price FARLEY, 69, who was born in Halls, died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday of last week in Baptist Hospital after several weeks illness. (No funeral date or place of burial given. )She leaves her son, Harold E. FARLEY; her sisters, Mrs. Lottie PIERCE and Mrs. Pearl FARLEY, both of Memphis, Mrs. Lillie HELTON, of Finger, and Mrs. Mary JACKSON, of Jonesboro, Ark; her brothers, Sidney G. PRICE, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Layman G. PRICE, of Coral Gables, Fla., and Malcomb B. PRICE, who travels with a circus.

FRIDAY MAY 17, 1968
James L. FLACK, 44, died at 9 p.m. last Friday in his room in Clark Hotel in Memphis. Services were Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Born in Ripley, he moved to Memphis 23 years ago. He was chief engineer on a river boat. He leaves his mother, Mrs. L. B. FLACK, of Lightfoot; sons, James FLACK, Traves FLACK, Danny FLACK, and George FLACK, all of Memphis; his daughter, Linda FLACK, of Morgan City, LA.; brothers, John FLACK, of LA. and Lawrence FLACK, of Fayetteville, N. C. and sisters, Mrs. James SANDERS, of Ripley, Mrs. Ruby MARSHALL, of Corpus Christi, Texas and Mrs. Fay HOLMAN, of Japan.

FRIDAY JUNE 21, 1968
Miss Louise FLACK, who resided with Miss Mary Brandon JENKINS in Ripley, died at 3:15 p.m. last Fruday at their home on Highland Street. Services were Sunday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She leaves he sister, Mrs. J. H. CECIL, of Huntsville, Ala.

FRIDAY APRIL 19, 1968
Mrs. Willye B. FORD, 75, who was born in Halls, died Sunday in her home at 389 Hodges in Memphis, after long illness. Services were Tuesday in St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, burial in Memorial Park. She leaves her sons, Kendrick B. FORD, of Memphis and Dr. Lee T. FORD, Jr., of St. Louis, Mo.; daughter, Mrs. Milton E. ALVIS of San Antonio, Texas, ; and her half-brother, Carl HILLIARD, of Miami, Fla.

FRIDAY APRIL 5, 1968
Mrs. Lalar Virginia Noel GASKIN, 77, of Nankipoo, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered Wednesday of last week after a long illness. Services were Wednesday in Enon Baptist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Crockett County, she moved to Lauderdale County in 1948. She was the widow of Oscar GASKIN, Lauderdale County landowner, who died in January, 1952. She leaves her sons, William GASKIN and Johnny GASKIN, both of Halls, Woodrow GASKIN, of Memphis, and Ron GASKIN, of Long Beach, Calif.; her daughters, Mrs. Mary BEASLEY, of Ripley, Mrs. Bertha WILLIAMS, of Golddust, Mrs. Opal MOODY, of Kennett, Mo., and Mrs. Lena THOMPSON, of Omaha, Neb.; her brother, Tollie NOEL, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; her sister, Mrs. Pearl BYER, of Enon, Miss.; and her half-sister, Mrs. Beulah GONZALES, of Norwalk, Calif.

FRIDAY JUNE 21, 1968
The family of CPL Harry E. GEARY, Lauderdale Countian killed in Viet Nam June 3, 1967, has received the Bronze Star Award awarded him by the President, along with a Purple Heart and services medals.

FRIDAY MAY 17, 1968
DIES IN VIET NAM--Pvt. Ricky GREEN, 18, of Chicago, Ill., son of Mrs. Alene Crook GREEN and grandson of Al CROOK, of Millington, formerly of Glimp, has been killed in Viet Nam. Burial will be in Chicago, Ill.

RIPLEY MAY 3, 1968
Mrs. Maude Ivy Barcroft GUNTER, 82, of Memphis, died last Friday in St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis. Services were Sunday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Rucker Cemetery near Maury City. A native of Crockett County, she was the widow of Chester GUNTER, who was killed in a service station hold-up in Memphis in 1927. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Mary DANCY, of Memphis, with whom she resided; her neices, Mrs. Fred FITZHUGH and Mrs. A. B. TURNAGE, both of Halls, and Mrs. Cora LITTLES, of Maury City.

FRIDAY MAY 31, 1968
Joe HACKETT, 68, retired contractor, drowned Tuesday morning in Open Lake. His boat was discovered in midmorning, racing in circles and his cap floating nearby. Eleven boats directed by Sheriff Gwinn MATTHEWS, searched for his body until late afternoon, when it was recovered from water only a few feet deep, but with a thick layer of soft mud underneath, in which one of his feet was lodged. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Grace Cemetery. He leaves his son, Joe W. HACKETT, of Ripley and his daughter, Mrs. Walter FISH, of Henning; and his brother, Will HACKETT, of Santa Barbara, Calif.

FRIDAY APRIL 5, 1968
Mrs. Annie Bell HARDING, 87, of Henning, died at 7:30 p.m. in Mid-South Nursing Home in Memphis, which she had entered three years earlier. Services were Tuesday in Henning Church of Christ, burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. she leaves neices and nephews.

FRIDAY APRIL 12, 1968
Mrs. Maggie HARRIS, 101, greatgrandmother of Mrs. Vernon MUSTION, of Ripley, died at 5:15 p.m. March 27th in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vera MOORE, with whom she resided in Memphis. Services were March 30th in United Funeral Home in New Albany, Miss., burial in Amazia Cemetery. She was the mother of the late Roy HARRIS, of Ripley and the late Luther HARRIS, of Memphis.

FRIDAY MAY 17, 1968
CRASH--John D. HAYES, 24, of Forked Deer; Mrs. Louise Butler CASON, and her husband, George W. CASON, of Trenton, were killed about 3:15 p.m. Sunday in a collision at the intersection of 54 and 152 Highways, about six miles north of Alamo. The CASONS were returning to Trenton, after having sung in the annual reunion services in Trinity Methodist Church at Nut Bush. State Trooper Charles SLAYTON quoted Mr. & Mrs. Billy POUNDS, of Memphis, witnesses, as saying Mr. HAYES' car ran a stop sign and struck the side of the CASONS' car. Services for Mr. HAYES were Wednesday in Eureka Methodist Church, burial in church cemetery. He leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel R. HAYES; brothers, Oneil HAYES, Charles HAYES, Warren HAYES, Hoyt HAYES, Alvin HAYES and Dale HAYES; and his sister, Mrs. Lois GRIFFIN; all of Forked Deer & Brownsville.

FRIDAY MAY 24, 1968
Mrs. Phillis Elaine Davis HOGELAND, 17, of Ripley, wife of Howard HOGELAND, was killed instantly when her car struck a concrete bridge abutment on Espey's Park Road east of Halls about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. She leaves her parents, Harold DAVIS, of Dyersburg, and Mary Frances DAVIS, of Halls; her brothers, Charles DAVIS and Dennis DAVIS and sister, Annette DAVIS, all of Halls.

FRIDAY APRIL 12, 1968
James H. HOWARD, 57, owner of Howard's General Merchandise Store at Curve, died at his home in Curve at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Woodville Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Rachel Brasfield HOWARD; his daughter, Mrs. Harry V. HAYDEN of Perry, Fla.; his brothers, A. W. HOWARD, of Gates and George HOWARD, of Memphis.

FRIDAY APRIL 12, 1968
Paul H. HURT, 73, of 3436 Gillie, Memphis, who was born in Halls, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services were Thursday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Myrtle Alice HURT; his step-son, Maury I, UPTON, of Memphis; his brothers, F. R. HURT and F. W. HURT, both of Halls and his sister, Mrs. Bernice MARLOWE, of Somerset, Ky.

FRIDAY APRIL 12, 1968
Robert S. JAMES, 70, husband of Mrs. Elva Rudd JAMES, formerly of Ripley, died Tuesday of last week in his home in Donelson, after a heart attack. Graveside services were in St. Paul Cemetery at Durhamville. A native of McNairy County, he was educated in Shannon, Miss., schools. He was employed by Western State Hospital in Bolivar before he joined the Staff of Clover Bottom Hospital and School in Donelson, where he was general supervisor of boys from 1953 until his retirement four years ago. A veteran of WWI &WWII, he was member of American Legion Post 88, he was a Baptist. He leaves several neices and nephews.

FRIDAY JUNE 7, 1968
Mrs. Doris Mae JOHNSON, 33, of 726 North Evergreen, Memphis, who was born in Ripley, died Sunday before last in St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis, after three months illness. Mass was said for her at 10:30 a.m. Monday of last week in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Memphis, burial in Calvary Cemetery. She leaves her husband, George W. JOHNSON; son, Billy Joe JOHNSON, of Memphis; brothers, Forrest WALKER and Morris WALKER, both of Memphis and Cecil WALKER, of Daingerfield, Texas; sister, Mrs. Nadine BURROW and her parents, Mr. & Mrs. A. E. WALKER, all of Memphis.

FRIDAY MAY 10, 1968
George Alton KIESTLER, 24, a welder foreman for American Car Foundry, was fatally shocked Sunday morning at his home at Luckett when the antenna of his citizens band radio, which he was working on, touched a high voltage wire. Services were Tuesday in Shackleford Funeral Home in Selmer. He leaves his wife, Betty Lou McClinton KIESTLER; his son, George KIESTLER, Jr.; his daughter, Melissa Anne KIESTLER; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George M. KIESTLER, of Chicago, Ill.; brothers, Douglass KIESTLER, of Chicago, and James Larry KIESTLER, of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; sisters, Miss Marie KIESTLER and Miss Mary Jane KIESTLER, both of Chicago; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. David KIESTLER and Mrs. Silas YOUNG, all of Selmer.

FRIDAY MAY 24, 1968
Mrs. Belle LITTLES, 79, widow of J. B. LITTLES, died Wednesday of last week in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Loya GARRETT, near Gates. Services were Saturday in Archers Chapel Methodist Church, burial in church cemetery. She leaves her sons, Morris LITTLES and Ben LITTLES, both of Memphis; daughters, Mrs. Virginia VAUGHN, of Memphis and Mrs. LaVerne GARRETT, of Lorian, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Zandie FINCHER, of near Halls and Mrs. Lucy NAIL, of Benton Harbor, Mich.

FRIDAY APRIL 26, 1968
Mrs. Florence Haislip LYELL, 73, wife of Butler LYELL, of 114 Crecent, Ripley, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday in her home. She had been ill since December. Services were Monday in Central Assembly of God Church, burial in Grace cemetery. She leaves her son, Marvin LYELL, of Pensacola, Fla.; her daughters, Mrs Bertha SMITH, of Ripley; Mrs. Henry GITCHELL, of Halls, and Mrs. Elsie KINNINMOUTH, of Arlington, Texas; her brother, Bud HAISLIP, of Ripley and her sister, Mrs. Rosie McGLOUTHIN, of Halls.

FRIDAY JUNE 21, 1968
Mrs. Eula Kirksey MARTIN died Saturday in her home in Tupelo, Miss. Services were Monday in Archers Chapel Methodist Church, in Tupelo, burial in church cemetery. She leaves her husband, Claude MARTIN; sons, J. W. KIRKSEY, of Memphis and Marshall KIRKSEY, of Ripley; and daughter, Mrs. W. W. WATSON, of Memphis.

FRIDAY MAY 31, 1968
Mrs. Mary Frances "Fannie" MATTHEWS, 96, half-sister of Elmer BRADEN and Mrs. Abby ROBERSON, both of Ripley, died Thursday of last week in her home at 1276 Overton Park, Memphis, the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary L. METER. She was the widow of Robert MATTHEWS. Services were last Friday in Lightfoot Methodist Church, burial in church cemetery.

FRIDAY JUNE 7, 1968
Robert Lee MAXWELL, 87, retired balcksmith, of Henning, died at 12:40 p.m. last Friday in Baptist Hospital in Memphis, which he entered Wednesday. Services were Sunday in Concord Methodist Church, burial in Concord Cemetery. Born in Lawrenceburg, he moved to Lauderdale County in 1964. He leaves his sons, Cecil MAXWELL and Jesse MAXWELL, both of Henning and Rufus MAXWELL, of Dallas, Texas.

RIPLEY MAY 3, 1968
William Ausley McALPHIN, 63, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday of last week in his home after a long illness. Services were Sunday in Concord Methodist Church, burial in church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Emma Vickery McALPHIN; his son, Raymond McALPHIN, of Gates; his brothers, Harvey McALPHIN, of Kenton and Bill McALPHIN, stationed with the Army in Texas; sisters, Mrs. Ludie EAKES, of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Alfie VESTIDO, of Maywood, Ill.

FRIDAY APRIL 5, 1968
Mrs. Maggie Pope McKINLEY, 56, of Central, died at 11:45 a.m. last Friday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered a week earlier. Services were Sunday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. Born in Jackson, she moved to Lauderdale County 12 years ago. She leaves her husband, John E. McKINLEY; her sons, J. C. McKINLEY and Jack McKINLEY, both of Ripley and J. R. McKINLEY, of Memphis; her daughters, Mrs. Della BARNARD, Mrs. Lillie PRATER and Miss Linda McKINLEY, all of Ripley, Mrs. Elsie HOLLAND, of Covington, Mrs. Shirley DEVERS, of Randolph, and Mrs. Norma MILLER, Mrs. Frances JOHNSON, and Miss Sandra McKINLEY, all of Memphis; her brothers, Jodie POPE and Ernest POPE, both of Jackson; and her sisters, Mrs. Tammy McCAIN and Mrs. Ella Mae COLLINS, both of Jackson.

THE FRIDAY JUNE 28, 1968
Mrs. W. C. MINOR, 90, died Thursday of last week in Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. Services were Monday in Dowdy-Calhoun and O'Mara Funeral Home in Bakersfield, burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. She leaves her sons, W. B. MINOR, of Dearborn, Mich., and H. C. MINOR, of Ripley; and her daughter, Mrs. Margaret WOOD, of Detroit, Mich.

FRIDAY APRIL 12, 1968
Curtis J. MONTGOMERY, 69, died at 3:30 p.m. last Friday at his home at 513 Byron in Memphis, after an apparent heart attack. He leaves his wife; three daughters; his brother, Russell MONTGOMERY, of Lorain, Ohio; his sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou ADAMS and Mrs. Gladys CLARK, both of Halls, Mrs. Clara HAYES and Mrs. Winnie RIDDICK, both of Memphis.

FRIDAY APRIL 12, 1968
Mrs. Mary Alice MOSS, 62, of Memphis, died at 2 a.m. Saturday in Methodist Hospital in Memphis, after a long illness. Services were Monday in Memphis Funeral Home, Burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery. She leaves her husband, Logan L. MOSS; her daughters, Mrs. John W. WILLIAMS and Mrs. H. L. RANKIN, and her son, Logan Leon MOSS, all of Memphis; and her sisters, Mrs. Pearl BEAIRD, of Halls and Mrs. Mary STUTTS, of Dyersburg.

FRIDAY JUNE 21, 1968
William Coleman OLIVER, 70, of Covington, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Tipton County Hospital, after long illness. Services were Thursday in Maley Funeral Home, burial in Munford Cemetery. He leaves his Wife, Rachel Chamberlain OLIVER; his half-brothers, Warren McPHERSON, of Memphis, Alvin McPHERSON, of Jonestown, and Curtis McPHERSON, of Miss.; his brother, T. R. OLIVER, of Jonestown, Miss.; sisters, Mrs. Pete PEARSON, of Clarksdale, Mrs. Tom FOSTER, of Leland, Mrs. O. B. FOSTER, of Tunica, all Miss.; and Mrs. Elizabeth JOHNSON, of Ripley, Tenn.

FRIDAY JUNE 21, 1968
James Fred PAGE, 83, died Sunday in his home in Poplar Springs, near Lexington. Services were Tuesday in the Blue Goose Pentcostal Cgurch, burial in Union Grove Cemetery. He leaves his sons, Alonza PAGE and Ewell PAGE, of Lexington, and Willie PAGE, of Pahokee, Fla.; his daughters, Mrs. Dorothy LINDSEY, of Lexington, Mrs. Gladys LUSLEY, of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Mrs. Estie ALEXANDER, of Gates.

FRIDAY APRIL 19, 1968
Albert Lee PEYTON, 80, of Fort Pillow, died Thursday of last week in Baptist Hospital, Memphis. Services were last Friday in Kelley's Chapel Holiness Church near Covington, Burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Lillie Pearl PEYTON; sons, John PEYTON, of Henning, Cliff PEYTON and Jack PEYTON, both of Covington and Willard PEYTON, of Oxford, Miss.; daughters, Mrs. Roy ZABLE and Mrs. H. D. CALDWELL, both of Ripley, Mrs. T. L. HOPPER, of Henning, Mrs. T. C. JACKSON, of Millington and Mrs. Tom COVINGTON, of Memphis; sisters, Mrs. Mack LUTRELL, Mrs. Lee GLASS and Mrs. Minnie WHITE all of Covington.

FRIDAY APRIL 19, 1968
Mrs. Audrey Ivie RAMSEY, of Jackson, widow of Dr. Preston L. RAMSEY, former Henning Baptist Church pastor, died at 7 a.m. Thursday of last week in Baptist Hospital, Memphis. After Dr. RAMSEY's death, she was associated with Union University in Jackson. She leaves her son, Robert Preston RAMSEY, of Memphis; her daughters, Mrs. Clarence GOVER, Jr., of Memphis and Mrs. King JAMISON, Jr., of Murfreesboro.

FRIDAY JUNE 7, 1968
Mrs. Vera Carter REVELLE, 74, of Maury City died Saturday in Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Services were Tuesday in Pond Creek Evangelical Methodist Church, burial in Nunn Cemetery. She was the widow of Dave REVELLE; the sister of George CARTER, of Ripley. She also leaves five sons; four daughters; a half-brother and two half-sisters, (all unnamed)

RIPLEY MAY 3, 1968
Mrs. Alice White RICE, 78, of 219 South Hazel in Halls, died at 7:30 a.m. last Friday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, which she entered about three weeks earlier. Services were Saturday in Edith Methodist Church, burial in Edith Cemetery. She was the widow of Auzie RICE, who died in 1936. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Odean VADEN and Mrs. May JOHNSON, both of Halls; a brother, Andrew WHITE, Jr., of Ripley; two sisters, Mrs. Harry EVANS, of Ripley and Mrs. Bob WEAKLY, of Memphis.

FRIDAY MAY 17, 1968
Alfred E. RICHARDSON, 58, retired riverboat employee, of Arp, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday in Western State Hospital in Bolivar, which he entered two years ago. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. He leaves his brothers, William RICHARDSON and Charlie RICHARDSON, both of Ripley.

RIPLEY MAY 3, 1968
Mrs. Della RIDDICK died Saturday morning in Jackson-Madison County Hospital. Services were Monday in Maury City Church of God, burial in Antioch Cemetery. She was the widow of B. K. RIDDICK, Crockett County farmer. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Murial WILLIAMS, of Halls, Miss Betty Sue WRIGHT, of Friendship, Mrs. Minnie JETTON, and Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS, both of Maury City, Mrs. Christine RIDDICK, of Clearwater, Fla., Mrs. Rose HARRISON, of Memphis, Mrs. Ollie HARRISON, of Alamo, Mrs. Georgia SLOAN, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Mrs. Virginia GAUT, of Dithan, Ala.; sons, Glen WRIGHT, of Wyoming, Mich., James WRIGHT, of Flint, Mich., Delton WRIGHT, of Friendship, D. J. RIDDICK, of Humboldt and Elbert RIDDICK, of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, Mrs. Josie PEAL, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Mrs. Lucy SPEAR, of Pocohontas, Iowa.

THE FRIDAY JUNE 28, 1968
Mrs. Bertha T. RODGERS, 79, of Munmick Community of Obion County, sister of Marcus TERRY, of Halls, died at 1 p.m. Saturday in Obion County Hospital, which she entered five months earlier.

FRIDAY MAY 31, 1968
Miss Annie ROYER, 81, of Gates, died at 7:30 p.m. last Friday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered one week earlier. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Concord Cemetery. She leaves her sisters, Mrs. Rosie HOWARD, Mrs. Nora LUCAS and Mrs. Will LUCAS, all of Ripley.

FRIDAY MAY 17, 1968
George Dallas RUDD, Sr., 84, retired farmer of Orysa, died at 6:25 p.m. Thursday of last week in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered that morning after a heart attack. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in St. Paul Cemetery. He leaves his son, G. D. RUDD, Jr.; daughters, Mrs. Ben BAILEY, Mrs. T. W. FISHER and Mrs. Mary RUSSELL, all of Ripley, Mrs. Robert JAMES and Miss Martha RUDD, both of Donelson; sisters, Mrs. J. H. CONN, of Jackson, Miss., and Mrs. Ode SELF, of Burbank, Calif.

FRIDAY MAY 31, 1968
Paul SANDERS, 62, farmer, near Halls, became ill while operating a tractor in a field behind his home about 4:30 p.m. Monday, apparently from a heart attack. He stopped the tractor, and dismounted, but collapsed and died a few feet away. Services were Wednesday in Halls funeral home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Lillie Maie Belton SANDERS; brothers, Bill SANDERS and Clyde SANDERS, both of Halls, Fred SANDERS, of Memphis, and Virgil SANDERS, of Flint Mich.; sisters, Mrs. Ina ERWIN, Mrs. Lucille BRIDGES and Mrs. Annie Lois AYERS, all of Halls, and Mrs. Imogene BRADFORD, of Ripley.

FRIDAY APRIL 19, 1968
Dave SANDERSON, 59, Jenkinsville farmer, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services were Thursday in Curry Funeral Home, burlal in Fairview Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Emma Riggs SANDERSON; his daughter, Miss Linda SANDERSON, of Dyersburg; his brothers, John SANDERSON and Buck SANDERSON, both of Halls, Jess SANDERSON, of Hales Point, Murrow SANDERSON, of Finley and Berry N. SANDERSON, of Millsfield; and his sister, Mrs. Leona FRAMES, of California.

FRIDAY MAY 17, 1968
CRASH--Donald Earle SANDLIN, of Ripley, a sophomore in U. T. at Martin, was injured in a head-on collision on Highway 22, about two miles east of Dresden, shortly before midnight Saturday, which claimed three lives. He was taken to Baptist Hospital, Memphis, where his condition is reported as fair. Also injured was Miss Doris Ann BENTHAL, of Greenfield, a freshman of U. T. M., who reached Baptist Hospital in critical condition. Killed were the UTM students who shared their car; Jeffery Wallace SMITH, 21, of Bolivar, the driver; and Miss Linda COPPEDGE, 21, of Brownsville, both juniors; and Mr. Russell FLACK, 74, retired cabinet maker of Dresden, driver of the east bound car.

FRIDAY MAY 17, 1968
Marvin P. SAVAGE, 64, of Highway 51, north of Ripley, owner and operator of Savage Cabinet Shop, behind his home, was dead on arrival at Lauderdale County Hospital at 5:45 p.m. Monday. He had collapsed, presumably from a heart attack, at the wheel of his car in the Curve cut on Highway 51. Alfred SCALLIONS, who was also in the car, seized the wheel and guided the car as it plunged down an embankment. It did not overturn, and Mr. SCALLIONS was not injured. Mr. SAVAGE had pursued a car which struck his mailbox. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Elsie Scallions SAVAGE; his son, Rev. Carl SAVAGE, of Denver, Colo.; daughters, Mrs. Bobby McBROOM, of Memphis and Mrs. Robert L. HENDRICKS, of San Antonio, Texas.

FRIDAY MAY 10, 1968
Mrs. Richard SHELLENE, 36, of Boston, Mass., died Sunday night in a Boston Hospital. She leaves her husband, Richard; mother, Mrs. Claude MARTIN, of Tupelo, Miss.; son, Richard SHELLENE, Jr.; daughter, Marsha SHELLENE; brothers, Marshall KIRKSEY, of Ripley, and J. W. KIRKSEY, of Memphis and sister, Mrs. Elease WATSON, of Memphis.

FRIDAY JUNE 21, 1968
Dr. Lerra Bernard SIMMONS, Obion dentist for 11 years, was found dead in his office last Friday morning. Obion County Coroner Barry WHITE said Dr. SIMMONS, who was 34, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his left temple. A 38-caliber automatic pistol was found in his hand and there was a note to the family. Services were Sunday in First Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Dr. SIMMONS leaves his wife, Carolyn Hughes SOMMONS; daughters, Beth SIMMONS, Laura SIMMONS and Susan SIMMONS; brothers, Lee SIMMONS, of Dyersburg and Thomas SIMMONS, of Halls.

FRIDAY JUNE 7, 1968
Jesse SMITH, 70, retired painter, of Ripley, died at 11 a.m. Thursday of last week in Jackson-Madison County Hospital. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. He leaves his son, J. C. SMITH, of N. C.; his step-sons, Bill GRIFFIN, of Memphis, Robert GRIFFIN, of Phildelphia, Miss., and Burmon GRIFFIN, of Chicago, Ill.; brother John SMITH, of Memphis; his daughter, Mrs. Geneva HAMMELL, of Memphis; and his sister, Mrs. Clara SMITH, of Ripley.

FRIDAY APRIL 19, 1968
Mrs. Lala Standsbury SMITH, 82, of Curve, died at 6:20 p.m. April 4th in Lauderdale County Hospital which she entered two days earlier. Services were April 7th in Curve Church of Christ, burial in Woodville Cemetery. Born in Powhatan, Ark., she moved to Lauderdale County 60 years ago. She was the widow of John Carl SMITH, a mechanic, who died in 1956. She leaves her sons, John W. F. SMITH, of Curve, Henry K. SMITH, of Norfolk, Va.; daughter, Mrs. Alex CHAMBERS, of Knoxville; and her brother, Troy STANDSBURY, of Dyess, Ark.

FRIDAY APRIL 19, 1968
James Ollie SPRY, 87, retired farmer, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Evie Maie McDANIEL, in Halls. Services were Thursday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Friendship Cemetery. Born in Crockett County, he moved to Lauderdale County in 1929. He leaves his son, Talmadge SPRAY, of Halls, and his other daughters, Mrs. Elsie LEE, of Halls and Mrs. Carl JOHNSON, of Shelby, Miss.

FRIDAY JUNE 7, 1968
Hollis STANLEY, 56, of Halls, died at 7:30 p.m. last Friday in Western State Hospital in Bolivar, after seven years illness. Services were Sunday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Johnny Tillman STANLEY, of Halls; brother, Donald STANLEY, of Jackson, Miss.; and sisters, Mrs. Virginia THOMPSON, of Ripley and Mrs. Parker GRIFFIN, of Dry Hill.

FRIDAY APRIL 19, 1968
John William STANLEY, 75, retired Woodville farmer, died at 7:50 p.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered Sunday. Services were Wednesday in Woodville Methodist Church, burial in Woodville Cemetery. He leaves his sons, William STANLEY, of Ripley, and Wallace STANLEY, of Santa Ana, Calif.; his daughter, Mrs. Arthur JACKSON, of Des Plaines, Ill.; brothers, Bryant STANLEY, of Forked Deer and James STANLEY, of Memphis; his sisters, Mrs. Dave ESCUE, of Woodville and Mrs. Lucian ENGLISH, of Nut Bush.

FRIDAY APRIL 12, 1968
Mrs. Mary Alice Midyett STILLWELL, 69, of Edith, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday of last week. Services were at 2 p.m. last Friday in Edith Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial was in Grace Cemetery, Ripley Funeral Home in charge. Born near Halls, she was a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County. She leaves her husband, Harvey STILLWELL; her son, Dorman BEARD, of Ripley; her daughter, Mrs. J. D. McNEIL, of Gates; Her sisters, Mrs. Maggie FLOWERS, of Memphis, and Mrs. Mattie WILLIAMS, of Blytheville, Ark.; and seven grandchildren.

RIPLEY MAY 3, 1968
Hartwell M. STRAIN, 54, who was born in Halls, died Monday in Miami, Fla. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Warvel STRAIN; a son, Hartwell STRAIN, Jr.; his sister, Mrs. Lovelace WORTHAM, of Covington; and two brothers, A. B. STRAIN and Leo STRAIN, both of Memphis.

THE FRIDAY JUNE 28, 1968
Edwin Speed TAYLOR, 82, of Brownsville, brother of Mrs. James MACLIN, of Ripley, died at 10 a.m. Thursday of last week in Milan Hospital after five weeks illness. He was a retired Methodist minister, farmer and landowner.

FRIDAY APRIL 12, 1968
Mrs. Grace White TAYLOR, aunt of Mrs. M. F. GIVEN, Jr., of Ripley, died last Thursday in the home of a son in West Frankfort, Ill. Services were Saturday in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgley, where she formerly resided. She was the widow of Owen H. TAYLOR, who died in 1966.

FRIDAY JUNE 7, 1968
BRIDGE VICTIM DIES--Billy Wayne THOMPSON, 37, of Humboldt, highway worker injured when a bridge collapsed near Fort Pillow May 22nd, died Tuesday in vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

FRIDAY MAY 10, 1968
H. L. THOMPSON, 56, steamfitter, of 169 Eastman Road, Memphis, formerly of Ripley, died April 29th in Baptist Hospital, Memphis, after long illness. Services were May 1st in Memphis Funeral Home. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mary Waldrip THOMPSON; his daughter, Mrs. R. C. DICKEY; son, Harbert Michael THOMPSON; brothers, Roy L. THOMPSON, Calvin R. THOMPSON, and D. W. THOMPSON; and his sister, Mrs. C. W. WILLIAMS, all of Memphis.

FRIDAY MAY 24, 1968
John VIA, 75, retired Crockett County farmer, of near Halls, died at 5 a.m. last Thursday in Medi Nursing Home in Jackson that he entered May 1st. Services were Friday in South Fork Baptist Church, burial in Lebanon Cemetery. His wife, Edna VIA, died last year. He leaves his daughter, Mrs. Nancy WHITE, of Memphis; brother, Wortham VIA, of Bells; and his sisters, Mrs. Eddie B. CROUCH, of Friendship and Mrs. Addie FERELL, of Memphis.

THE FRIDAY JUNE 28, 1968
David E. WAKEFIELD, 60, who was born in Ripley, died early Sunday morning in his home at 3659 Kimball in Memphis, after long illness. He moved to Memphis 37 years ago. He owned and operated D. E. WAKEFIELD Sanitation Service.

THE FRIDAY JUNE 28, 1968
Bernice E. WARD, 59, contractor of Curve, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Baptist Hospital, Memphis, which he entered two days earlier. Services were Thursday in First Baptist Church in Ripley, burial in Memorial Gardens. Born at Arp, he was a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bertha Cotton WARD; brothers. Walter B. WARD, of Kansas City, Mo., and Gentry WARD, of Miss.; sisters, Mrs. D. LAND, Mrs. Talmadge KOONCE, and Mrs. Mai SHANDS, all of Ripley, and Mrs. E. D. MEEKS, of Memphis.

FRIDAY JUNE 21, 1968
Rupert Carl WHITE, 66, of Milan, brother of Mrs. Raymond PUGH and Mrs. Lofton FARMER, both of Halls, died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday of last week in Jackson-Madison County Hospital. Services were Saturday in Bodkin Funeral Home, burial in Gibson County Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Gladys WHITE; daughter, Mrs. Dorothy ARNOLD, of Milan; and his son, Harold WHITE, of Port Arthur, Texas.

FRIDAY MAY 17, 1968
Miss Octavia WILLIAMS, 86, of Orysa, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Haywood County Hospital, Browns-ville, which she entered three days earlier. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Brownsville. She leaves her neices, Mrs. L. B. ESTES, of Orysa, with whom she resided and Miss Eleanor WILLIAMS, of Chicago, Ill.

FRIDAY APRIL 5, 1968
William Harbert WILLIAMS, 69, retired carpenter, of Mary's Chapel, died at Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered three weeks earlier after a long illness. Services were Tuesday at Mary's Chapel Church, burial in church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Maggie Kirkess WILLIAMS; his sons, Jessie WILLIAMS, of Ripley, Jack WILLIAMS, of Dyer, Ind., and Neil WILLIAMS, of Gary Ind.; his daughters, Mrs. Reba SWEENY and Mrs. Virginia HOLOBAUGH, both of Memphis; his brother, Louis WILLIAMS, of Ripley and his sisters, Mrs. Pearl TURNER, Mrs. Lexie RUSHING & Mrs. Jim SUMMAR, Sr. all of Ripley.

FRIDAY APRIL 5, 1968
Theodore R. WINNERY, 50, of West Helena, Ark., father of Mrs. Guerry WILLIAMS, of Ripley, died Saturday in Baptist Hospital, after a heart attack. Services were Wednesday in Memphis Funeral Home, burial in National Cemetery. He owned Midget Motor Company in South Memphis. He leaves his wife, Lois Powers WINNERY; his daughters, Mrs. Kenneth ROGERS and Mrs. Bobby JOHNS, both of Helena, Ark., and Mrs. Alson CRICK, of Jonesboro, Ark.; his sons, Teddy WINNERY and Randy WINNERY, both of West Helena, Ark.

FRIDAY MAY 10, 1968
Carl WOODS, 78, retired rural mail carrier, of Fowkles, died Saturday night in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services were Monday in Fowkles Methodist Church, burial in Friendship Cemetery. He leaves his brother, John WOODS, of Murfreesboro; sisters, Mrs. Alta SMITH, of Sharon and Mrs. Lula CHILDRESS, of Corinth, Miss.

RIPLEY MAY 3, 1968
Mrs. Frances WRIGHT, 63, of Flint, Mich., died Sunday in a hospital in Flint. Services were Tuesday in Flint. She leaves her husband, Hunter WRIGHT; son, James WRIGHT, of Flint, sisters, Mrs. Mildred FOWKLES, of Jackson, Miss., Mrs. Rebecca McBRIDE and Mrs. Hallie CHASE, both of Flint; brothers, Aubrey WALSH and Page WALSH, both of Ripley, Charles WALSH, of Jackson, Miss., and B. P. WALSH, of Berkeley, Calif.

FRIDAY MAY 31, 1968
TAKEN FROM RIVER--The body of Carl YOCHUM, missing for a week from the night spot he operated near Ripley, was found Monday in the Old Forked Deer River, lodged against a log about 50 yards west of the bridge on Barr Road. Mrs. Luther PRATER, of near Ripley, spotted the fully clothed form at 12:30 p.m. as she drove across the bridge, where she had seen Dyer County Civil Defense workers searching Sunday. Sheriff Gwinn MATTHEWS and chief deputy Lewis GITCHELL recovered the body. They said YOCHUM had been shot in the midsection. The body was sent to Memphis for autopsy. YOCHUM had disappeared about midnight May 19th from the Bluff View Inn, Highway 19, atop the Ashport Bluff near Ripley, which he owned and operated. His buck-shot riddled truck mired in mud, and his ring were found amid splotches of blood on the grounds of the Inn. Sheriff MATTHEWS, who had headed an intensive investigation into the apparent ambush, plans to confer with district attorney general, Will Terry ABERNATHY in Ripley Friday about evidence gathered in the case.

FRIDAY JUNE 7, 1968
Services for Carl YOCHUM, murder victim; a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, except for WWII services in the Phillippines, were last Friday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. He leaves his daughters, Mrs. Rosie LEMONS, of Ripley and Mrs. Carla LATHAM, of Ripley; brothers, Paul YOCHUM, of Dallas, Texas, Dee YOCHUM, of Chicago. Ill., and John R. YOCHUM; sisters, Mrs. Ruth SHEPPARD, of Ripley, Mrs. Hershal CHIPMAN, of Mary's Chapel, Mrs. C. N. KNIGHT, of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Clara SIMPSON, of Long Beach, Calif.

RIPLEY MAY 3, 1968
Charles Eugene YOUNG, Sr., 50, retired Master Sergeant in the Air Force, died at 11 a.m. last Friday in Millington Naval Hospital, which he entered four weeks earlier. Services were Sunday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. Born in Lauderdale County, he spent all his life here except for eleven years he spent in the Navy and the eleven years he spent in the Air Force. He leaves his wife, Dorris Scott YOUNG; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Robert YOUNG; daughters, Brenda Kay YOUNG and Tamara YOUNG, all of Ripley; and his brother, Steve YOUNG, of Winston-Salem, NC.

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RIPLEY-LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE JAN-DEC 1968

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