RIPLEY, TENNESSEE
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
OBITUARIES,  July - September 1968


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

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1968
FIRE CLAIMED--two children as four others escaped the flames about 2 a.m. Sunday, when the frame home of Mr. & Mrs. Carl AGEE burned on Route 3, Friendship, seven miles east of Halls. Terry Lynn AGEE, 10, son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles AGEE, of Halls and Edith Fay AGEE, 4, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Billy Lynn AGEE, of Maury City, formerly of Halls, perished in the flames. The cousins, along with Billy Lynn and his son, were visiting their grandparents when the fire broke out. Mr. & Mrs. Carl AGEE were taken to Jackson-Madison Hospital, where they were treated for smoke inhalation. Mrs. AGEE was released Monday, but Mr. AGEE, who suffers a heart condition remains seriously ill. Joint services were Monday in Old Field Methodist Church near Maury City, burial in church cemetery.

FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 1968
James Franklin ALLEN, 56, died Wednesday in his home at Central. Services will be Friday in ripley Funeral Home. Born in Blytheville, Ark., he moved to Lauderdale County in 1930. He leaves his brothers, John J. ALLEN of Baroda, Mich., and Jesse E. ALLEN, of Stevensville, Mich.; sisters, Mrs. Bessie VOWELL and Mrs. Gladys GOODMAN, both of Ripley.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1968
Mrs. Ida Wallace ALSTON, 82, widow of William Fred ALSTON, Halls farmer, died Saturday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered August 21st. Services were Monday in first Methodist Church in Halls, burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Decatur County, her husband died in 1924. She leaves her sons, Elmer ALSTON and Bon ALSTON, both of Halls and Leonard ALSTON, of Poplar Grove; daughters, Mrs. Nettie CAVENESS and Mrs. Ollie Mae SMITH, both of Halls, and Mrs. Ola SUMMERS, of Dyersburg; brothers, Charlie WALLACE and Jess WALLACE, both of Decaturville; sisters, Mrs. Annie FISHER and Mrs. Ada MOODY, of Caruthersville, Mo.

FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 1968
Henry Albert AMMONS, 69, retired farmer, of 573 Somerville, Memphis, step-son of Mrs. Nora AMMONS, of Ripley, died last Friday in Oakville Hospital in Memphis, which he entered two months earlier. Services were Sunday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Ivy Bizzell AMMONS; sons, Willie D. AMMONS and Edward AMMONS, both of Memphis; half-brothers, Lynn AMMONS, of Ripley, Tommy AMMONS and Finley AMMONS, both of Memphis; his sister, Mrs. Ola CRAWFORD; step-sister, Mrs. Mary HOSKINS, both of Ripley; half-sisters, Mrs. Lela JOHNSON, Mrs. Nellie HEMBY and Mrs. Teresa GLENN, all of Ripley and Mrs. Laura LOGAN, of Memphis.

FRIDAY JULY 5, 1968
D. Webb ASHLEY, 58, brother of Mrs. Nannie WALKER, of Halls, died Thursday of last week en route to Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, after a heart attack. A landowner in Glendale community of Dyer County, he leaves his wife, seven sons and ten daughters. (not named)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1968
Arthur BALLARD, 67, retired farmer, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in his home near Henning of a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Ella Hoskins BALLARD; sons, Woodrow BALLARD and Herman BALLARD, both of Henning; his half-brothers, George BALLARD, of Henning and Bill BALLARD, of Ohio; his half sisters, Mrs. Lillie HOSKINS and Mrs. Viola MAXWELL, both of Henning, Mrs. Scrap HERRON, of Ripley and Mrs. Annie Mae STANLEY, of Ohio.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968
Jesse Olin BINKLEY, 76, retired farmer of near Henning, died Saturday in Elliston Hospital in Covington. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Palestine Cemetery in Halls. He leaves his wife, Ida Lee Hathcock BINKLEY; sons, Ewell BINKLEY and Robert BINKLEY, both of Henning; Wm. Olin BINKLEY, of Arp, and Jesse O. BINKLEY, of Monroe, La.; daughters, Mrs. Lora CROSS, of Henning and Mrs. James KELLICK, of Monroe, La.; and his brother, Thomas BINKLEY, of Curve.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1968
David Adrian BOLTON, 64, of Gadsden, brother of Mrs. Braden LEGGETT, of Halls, died Saturday at st. Mary's Hospital in Humboldt. Services were Sunday in Gadsden Baptist Church, burial in Cypress Cemetery. He leaves three more sisters, Mrs. Taylor STONE, of Bells, Mrs. Flora GRAY and Mrs. John NICHOLS, both of Gadsden; Brothers, Bernard BOLTON, of Memphis, Oscar and William BOLTON, both of Bells, Colon BOLTON, of Humboldt, Claude BOLTON, of Jackson and Charles BOLTON, of Gadsden.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 1968
Mrs. Fred W. BONDURANT Sr., 75, of Arlington, Texas, died last Friday in an Arlington Hospital after long illness. Services and burial were in Arlington. Her husband died in 1966. She leaves her sister, Mrs. A. B. FALLS, of Ripley; her sons, Fred W. BONDURANT, Jr., and William L. BONDURANT, both of Arlington.

FRIDAY JULY 12, 1968
Mrs. H. H. BRAY, of Stephensville, Texas, died Friday in a hospital there. Services were Saturday in Oakdale Methodist Church there. She leaves her son, Harry BRAY, of Stephensville; her daughters, Mrs. Irene BROGDON, of Memphis, Mrs. Christine STONE, of Stephensville, Mrs. Ruth TIMS, of Espanola, N. M., Mary Lee THURMOND, of Kingsland, Texas, Mrs. Francis SMITH, of Levelland, Texas, and Mrs. Virginia CADE, of Iraan, TEXAS.

FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 1968
Mrs. Maude Buckingham BIRMINGHAM, 76, of Humboldt, died Sunday before last in St. Mary's Hospital in Humboldt. Services were Wednesday before last in Quincey Pentecostal Church, burial in church cemetery She leaves her husband, Arthur BIRMINGHAM; sons, Don LESTER, of Halls and James LESTER, of Trenton, G. W. BIRMINGHAM, of Paris and Richard BIRMINGHAM, of Claude, Texas; daughter, Mrs. Gerald HICKS, of Humboldt; brothers, Tuck BUCKINGHAM, of Humboldt, Tom BUCKINGHAM, of Memphis, and Cern BUCKINGHAM, of Virginia; sisters, Mrs. Clara LAWLER, of Bradford and Mrs. Anna STEPHENSON, of Alamo.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968
Treva Richmond BURNS, 66, farmer of Walnut Grove, was dead on arrival Tuesday at Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. Born in Fulton, Miss., he moved here in 1927. He leaves his wife, Erthel CUNNINGHAM BURNS; son. Ralph BURNS, of Long Beach, Calif.; brothers, Chester BURNS, of Fulton, Miss., Melvin BURNS, of Coldwater, Miss., and Clifford BURNS, of Luxora, Ark.; sisters, Mrs. Rita WALKER, of Luxora, Ark., and Mrs. Irene HOCOTT, of Blytheville, Ark.

FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 1968
Mrs. Ella Harward CALDWELL, 75, of Gates, retired clerk of Halls Post Office, died Monday at Wm. F. Bowld Hospital. Services were Wednesday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Gates Cemetery. She leaves her husband, W. C. CALDWELL; and son, James HARTMAN, of Greenwood, Miss.

FRIDAY JULY 5, 1968
Thomas Green CALDWELL, 57, of Greenfield, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. G. CALDWELL, of Ripley, died early Thursday after becoming ill at his home. Services were Wednesday in First Baptist Church in Greenfield, burial in Grace Cemetery, near Ripley. He leaves his wife (not named); daughters, Linda CALDWELL, of Greenfield and Mrs. Paul CALAME, Jr., of Memphis; his brother, J. Tollie CALDWELL, of Ripley and his sister, Mrs. Neil BROWN, of Morrilton, Ark.

FRIDAY JULY 12, 1968
Mrs. Willie Elvie Williams CALDWELL, 79, widow of J. Alf CALDWELL, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered June 29th. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Grace Cemetery. She was born in Dyer County. She leaves her son, J. A. CALDWELL, Jr., of Covington; daughters Mrs. Margaret McWHETER, of Ripley, Mrs. R. E. HARRIS, of Brentwood, Mrs. Bill LUCAS, of Paducah, Ky., Mrs. James E. GRAGG, of Memphis, Mrs. William UNDERWOOD, of Whittier, Calif. and Mrs. S. L. McCAULEY, of Yucca Valley, Calif.; her brother, Joe WILLIAMS, of Ripley and her sister, Mrs. Donnie WALLACE, of black Oak, Ark.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968
Mrs. Birdie Mai Pike CATES, 73, wife of Auzie CATES, of Nankipoo, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services were Friday in Enon Baptist Church, burial in Enon Cemetery. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Beatrice FOWLER, of Ripley, Mrs. Helen HARRELL, of Halls, and Mrs. Frances DAVIS, of Nankipoo; her brother, W. M. PIKE, of Ripley; sisters, Mrs. Ruby CATES, of Nankipoo, Mrs. Kate MORRIS, of Memphis, Mrs. Mary TAYLOR, of Nashville, and Mrs. Mattie FAHR, of San Francisco, Calif.

FRIDAY JULY 19, 1968
Willie Lee CHISM, 78, who moved to Hayti, Mo., from Lauderdale County about 25 years ago, died Saturday in Hayti Memorial Hospital. Services were Monday in First Methodist Church, Hayti, burial was in Lightfoot Cemetery here. He leaves his wife, Cleo Mullins CHISM; daughter, Mrs. Roy STEWART, of Memphis; sister, Mrs. Tom SAMPLES, of San Bernardino, Calif.; his half-sister, Mrs. Buford WALSH, of Berkley, Calif.; half-brother, Elry DENNIE, of New Orleans, La.; and one grandchild, Patty Lea CHISM, of Millington.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968
Elijah M. CLAY, 78, retired Central farmer died last Friday at Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered July 25th. Services were Sunday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Grace Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Bertha Strain CLAY; brother, Tom R. CLAY; sister, Mrs. J. L. JENNINGS; step-daughters, Mrs. Alma LYELL and Mrs. Mildred DOWDY, both of Ripley, and Mrs. Leona HERRON, of Mason.

FRIDAY JULY 12, 1968
Raymond H. COFFMAN, 59, died at 5:30 a.m. last Friday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered June 28th, after long illness. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Eva Maye Phillips COFFMAN; daughter, Mrs. Robert A. HARRISON, of Ripley; brother, Robin COFFMAN of Ripley; sister, Mrs. Jewell LEE, of Ripley; and his grandchild, Miss Suzie LITTLEFIELD, of Ripley.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1968
Barney Lee COVINGTON, 77, who was born in Ripley. died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday of last week in Veterans Hospital, Memphis, after long illness. Services were last Friday in Memphis Funeral Home, burial in Memprial Park. A retired Naval Air Station carpenter, he had lived in Memphis about 35 years. He was a WWI vet. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary L. COVINGTON; son, T. G. COVINGTON; step- daughter, Mrs. Martin DENEBERGER, both of Memphis; and his brother, Guy C. COVINGTON, of West Memphis, AR.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968
James Manuel COX, 96, who was born in Ripley, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Before moving to Memphis in 1927, he was a watchmaker in Halls. He was a retired owner of Cox Jewelry Store in Memphis. He was a Member of Ellendale Primitive Baptist Church. Services were Thursday in Memphis Funeral Home, burial in Memorial Gardens. He leaves his daughters, Mrs. W. B. WELLS and Mrs. M. E. FLANAGAN; son, James E. COX, all of Memphis; nine grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 1968
Sanford COX, 41, mechanic, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home on Chisholm Lake Road. Services were Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Grace Cemetery. He was the son of Mrs. Walter N. COX; a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and a WWII veteran. He leaves his brother, Walter A. COX, and sister, Mrs. Irene TUCKER.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968
Dewey CRIHFIELD, 70, tax assessor for 32 years until his retirement 8 years ago, died last Friday in his home at Edith. Services were Sunday in Mascedonia Baptist Church, burial in Edith Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mary Latham CRIHFIELD; son, Talmadge L. CRIHFIELD, of Edith; daughters, Mrs. Carolyn SUTTON, of Ripley, Miss Elizabeth CRIHFIELD, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Dorothy CULLIPHER, of Alamo, and Mrs. Edith LANCASTER, of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Mrs. Mamie ASHWORTH and Mrs. Morris RAY, both of Ripley.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1968
Grady Lee CROSS, 60, formerly of Ripley, assistant stores foreman for Harvey Aluminum Co. in Milan, died after a brief illness. Services were Wednesday in Bodkin Funeral Home, burial in Gibson Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Lena Bray CROSS; his mother, Minnie Brock CROSS, of Falkner, Miss.; his brother, Wade T. CROSS, of Milan; and his sister, Mrs. Olin McELWAIN, of Falkner, Miss.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1968
Samuel Paul DAVIS, 63, brother of Jack DAVIS, of Halls, died last Friday in Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg. Services were Sunday in Curry Funeral Home, burial in Fairview Cemetery. He was a retired policeman. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jewel DAVIS; his sons, J. W. DAVIS and Charles E. DAVIS, both of Memphis; and his sister, Mrs. Eva BENZOLD, of Detroit, Mich.

FRIDAY JULY 26, 1968
Lawson C. DAY, 83, of Tigrett, died Thursday of last week at Jackson-Madison County Hospital, after a brief illness. Services were Friday in Tigrett Church of Christ, burial in Sudbury Cemetery. A sawmill owner and millwright, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Lottie DAY; sons, Warren C. DAY, of Milan and Edward DAY, of Dyersburg; his daughter, Mrs. Joe JESTERS, of Memphis; sisters, Mrs. Virgia BRINKLEY, of Ripley and Mrs. Tinney BARNES, of Chattanooga.

FRIDAY JULY 19, 1968
Services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Durhamville Baptist Church for Orange DEMOSS, 53, of Orysa, who died July 7th.

FRIDAY JULY 19, 1968
John T. DENNISON, 66, a farmer, of 159 Lafayette, Ripley, died Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered last Friday after long illness. Services were Wednesday in Central Assembly of God Church, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Lucille Conaster DENNISON; sons, J. T. DENNISON, Billy Ray DENNISON, and Johnny DENNISON, all of Ripley, and James Val DENNISON, of Memphis; daughters, Mrs. Willmeter DITTO, Mrs. Mary Lou SINCLAIR, and Miss Hilda Faye DENNISON, all of Ripley and Mrs. Ruth WHITE, of Chesterton, Ind.; sisters, Mrs. Nettie PIPKINS, of Ripley, Mrs. Petula WHITE, of Memphis and Mrs. Rosie HARRISON, of Memphis.

FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 1968
William Lloyd DODSON, well-known farmer and landowner of Unionville, died last Thursday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg after long illness. Services were Saturday in Mount Vernon Church, burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Linnie Conklin DODSON; son, William Edward DODSON, of New Orleans; daughter, Mrs. Peggy Jo FALCONER, od Cleveland, Ohio; sister Mrs. Linnie Ralph HENDRIX, of Halls and brother, Harold DODSON, of Unionville.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968
Elbert A. DUNAVANT, 71, brother of Mrs. J. F. COLLEY, of Halls, died Sunday in an Arcadia, La. Hospital, Services were in Arcadia Monday. Reared in Lauderdale County, he owned an auto agency and extensive real estate holdings in Sarasota, Fla. He surrered a stroke on January 2nd while visiting his sister, Mrs. G. P. DANCE in Arcadia, and remained hospitalized since that time. Besides his sister, he leaves his wife, Jean Odiveries DUNAVANT; son, (unnamed), of St. Louis, Mo.; his daughter, Mrs. A. D. ALLEY, of Houston, Texas.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968
Mrs. Ella Heath ELLIS, 71, of Dyersburg, sister, of Vinson HEATH, Isaac HEATH and Willian HEATH, all of Halls, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services were Thursday in Curry Funeral Home, burial in Fairview Cemetery. She was the widow of Acie ELLIS; the mother of Mrs. L. D. BRYAN, of Dyersburg and sister of Elmer HEATH, of Memphis.

FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 1968
Dalton Ira ESCUE, 70, formerly of Forked Deer, died Sunday in his home in Memphis. Services were Monday in Eureka Baptist Church, burial in church cemetery. Born in Haywood County, he moved to Lauderdale County in 1940. A veteran of WWI and WWII, he was a retired interior decorator. He leaves his brothers, Henry ESCUE and Ellis ESCUE, both of Dyersburg, and Arch ESCUE, of Memphis; sisters, Mrs. Florence Brown, of Memphis and Mrs. Myrtle PERMENTER, of Dallas, Texas.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1968
Mrs. Wanda Lott FELTS, 35, who was born in Lauderdale County, died Thursday of last week in her home at 4227 Queensbury, Memphis after long illness. She moved to Memphis in 1942 and was employed by the city's insurance department for 12 years. She leaves her mother, Mrs. Leona E. LASSITER and her step-father, Aurthur D. LASSITER; her sons, Michael FELTS, Stephen FELTS, and Jonathan FELTS, all of Memphis and her sister, Mrs. Joyce SMITH, of Tunkhannock, Pa.

FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 1968
Fred Francis FITZHUGH, 68, retired grocer of Halls, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg. Services will be Friday in Halls First Methodist Church, burial in Greenhill Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Louise Forsythe FITZHUGH; son, Harold FITZHUGH, of Memphis; daughter, Mrs. Jettie B. ELMORE, of Haynesville, La, ; brothers, Henry FITZHUGH and Ira FITZHUGH, both of Halls and Jim FITZHUGH, of Friendship.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1968
Charlie Elmer FUSSELL, 86, retired farmer of near Halls, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services were in Beech Grove Baptist Church in Bruceville. Burial in Plastine Cemetery. He leaves his daughter, Mrs. Ruey DAVENPORT, of Bruceville.

FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 1968
Mrs. Ola Terry GILL, 78, sister of Marcus TERRY, of Halls, died last Friday in Obion County Hospital which she entered three weeks earlier after seven years illness. Services were Sunday in First Methodist Church in Obion, burial in Rosehill Cemetery. She leaves her husband, Aud GILL; and her sister, Mrs. Lon GUNTER, of Blytheville, Ark.

FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 1968
Leroy GOODWIN, 53, father-in-law of Mrs. Carolyn Roberta GOODWIN, of Ripley, died last Friday in St. Joseph Hospital. Services were Sunday in Memphis Funeral Home, burial in forest Hill Cemetery. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Jettie GOODWIN, of Memphis; his wife, Mrs. Emily GOODWIN, ; his son, Troy Wayne GOODWIN, of Memphis; sisters, Mrs. Ernestine HILL, of Memphis, Mrs. Edith TURNER, of St. Louis Mo., and Mrs. Louise HOUSE, of New Albany, Miss.; brothers, James GOODWIN and Henry GOODWIN, both of Memphis, and Wm. Hay GOODWIN, of DeKalb, Ill.

FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 1968
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Fullen GRAMMER, 93, widow of Elmer GRAMMER, Arp farmer, died Sunday in her home after long illness. Services were Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Clara MORRIS, Mrs. Pauline THOMAS and Mrs. Hortense BUTLER, all of Ripley and Mrs. Sarah BOSWELL, of Millington.

FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 1968
Mrs. Bessie Lurline Willis HALFACRE, 46, of Memphis, sister of Junior WILLIS, Robert WILLIS and Mrs. Lorene WAKEFIELD, all of Ripley, died at 5:a.m. Thursday en route to St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis. Services were last Friday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. Born in Monette, Ark., she was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Luckett. She leaves her husband, Charles E. HALFACRE, of Memphis; her sons, Charles Wayne HALFACRE, Michael Y. HALFACRE and Gregory W. HALFACRE, all of Memphis; and her brother, Cecil WILLIS, of Chicago, IL.

FRIDAY JULY 12, 1968
Cliff Austin HALTOM, 67, retired farmer, died at 11:30 p.m. Satyrday in his home in Henning. Services were Monday in Henning Methodist Church, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Born in Paris, he redided in Henning 35 years. He leaves his wife, Annie Kate Alston HALTOM; his sister, Miss Mallie HALTOM, of Ripley and an adopted sister, Miss Ann BENTON, of Atlanta, Ga.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968
Johnnie HARDEE, 63, brother of Robert HARDEE, of Ripley, died Sunday in Jackson-Madison County Hospital. Services were Tuesday in Maple Springs Baptist Church, near Jackson, burial in the church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Lila Hughes HARDEE; sons, Gene HARDEE, of Jackson, Allen HARDEE, of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Mrs. Jewel COLLINS, of Jackson and Mrs. Sue Jane POPE, of Memphis; other brothers, Lemuel HARDEE and Jonas HARDEE, both of Denmark, and Jeff HARDEE, of Bemis; sisters, Mrs. Willie OSWALD, of Charleston, S. C., Mrs. Pearl WEATHERFORD and Mrs. Addie LEWIS, both of Jackson, Mrs. Lou Etta McCARVER, of Medon, and Mrs. Florence HAASE, of Hardeman County.

FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 1968
Miss. Sue Ella HARRIS, 83, of Ripley, died Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital after long illness. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Mapelwood Cemetery. She leaves her sister, Miss Katherine HARRIS, of Ripley; her nephews, Clyde HARRIS, of Ripley, Jack HARRIS and H. L. HARRIS, Jr., of Mason, and James HARRIS, of Memphis; her neices, Mrs. Clyde EUBANK, of Mason, Mrs. Charles THOMPSON, of Memphis and Mrs. M. L. FISH, of Waco, Texas.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1968
Charlie Everette HART, 88, retired moving van operator and farmer of Halls, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Services in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Naomi Avery HART and his daughter, Mrs. Virgil HINES, both of Halls.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968
Mrs. Georgia Lancaster HATLEY, 68, of Camden, sister of Howard SHIELDS, of Ripley, died Sunday in a Dickson Hospital. Services were Tuesday in Memphis Funeral Home, burial in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. She leaves her sons, Lon S. LANCASTER and George M. LANCASTER, both of Memphis; he daughter, Mrs. Peggy VAN HOUSER, of Forest Park, Ga.; and her sister, Mrs. Joe NUCKOLS, of Memphis.

FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 1968
H. L. (Pete) HEATHCOTT, Sr., 82, Edith farmer, died Saturday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Monday in Edith Methodist Church, burial in Edith Cemetery. He was born in Dyer County. He leaves his wife, Mattie Vaden HEATHCOTT; son, H. L. HEATHCOTT, Jr., of Ripley; daughters, Mrs. Joe CRIHFIELD, Mrs. Owen DUGGAN, Mrs. James CHISHOLM and Mrs. Glen CHISHOLM, all of Ripley and Mrs. Don NYE, of Cleveland, Ohio; brother, Forrest HEATHCOTT, Sr., of Halls; sisters, Mrs. Otto LUCAS and Mrs. Joe COOK, both of Ripley and Mrs. H. A. KRIEVICHER, of Memphis.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1968
Mrs. Sam HENRY, 53, daughter of Mrs. Fred NEAL, of Ripley, died Thursday in her home in Beebe, Ark. Services were Saturday in Beebe. She leaves her son, Don HENRY and daughter, Mrs. Betty BELEW, both of Beebe; sisters, Mrs. James BROGDON, of Ripley and Mrs. Clarence BROWN, of Memphis; brothers, Fred NEAL, Jr., of Brownsville, Kenneth NEAL, D. A. NEAL, Thomas NEAL and Bennie NEAL, all of Ripley.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1968
Elmer HOFFIUS, 70, of Halls, retired Illinois Central Railroad Telegrapher, died in a Madisonville, Ky. hospital he entered two months earlier. services were Thursday in Halls first Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Cloverport, Ky., he moved to lauderdale County in 1946. He leaves his wife, Edith Ellis HOFFIUS; sons, Commander Edwin HOFFIUS with the Navy in Washington D. C., and James W. HOFFIUS, of Holland, Pa., and his daughter, Mrs. Charles POWELL, of Madisonville, Ky.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 1968
Mrs. Maxine Young HOPKINS, 53, of Brownsville, died Wednesday of last week in an Oak Ridge Hospital, after brief illness. Services were Thursday of last week in Brownsville Funeral Home, burial in Oakwood Cemetery. She leaves her husband, Jesse D. HOPKINS , of Oak Ridge; her son, Jimmy C. HOPKINS, of Oak Ridge; her brothers, Woodrow YOUNG, of Ripley, Jody YOUNG and William YOUNG, both of Alamo, and Herman WHITE and Bernice WHITE, both of Brownsville.

FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 1968
Mrs. Clara HOWARD, 83, of 1048 Winfield Road, Memphis, formerly of Ripley, died last Friday in St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Born in Tipton County. She was the widow of J. W. HOWARD, who died in 1961. She leaves her daughter, Mrs. George CRAIG, of Memphis.

FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 1968
Malvin Louis HUTCHERSON, 59, of the Madison Hotel, Memphis, who was born at Halls, died last Friday in John Gaston Hospital after long illness. Services were Saturday in Crittenden Memorial Park near West Memphis, Ark. A laborer, he had lived in Memphis many years. He was a Baptist.

FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 1968
Mrs. Frances Jamime JACKSON, 85, of Rt. 1, Gates, widow of W. O. JACKSON, Haywood County farmer, died Thursday in Jackson-Madison County Hospital after a short illness. Services will be Friday in Maranatha Baptist Church, burial in Woodville Cemetery. Born in Hardeman County, she moved to Haywood County in childhood. She leaves her sons, L. E. JACKSON, of Ripley, W. T. JACKSON, of Gates, and Arthur JACKSON, of Des PLAINES, Ill.; her daughter, Mrs. Albert RAY, of Ripley; her half-brother, A. L. RILEY, of Ripley, ; her half-sisters, Mrs. Alice Halifield, of Memphis, Mrs. Rebecca FULERTON, Mrs. Hugh CHALK and Mrs. Ella Heisler, all of St. Louis, and Mrs. Jewell ROBBINS, of Jonesboro, Ark.

FRIDAY JULY 19, 1968
Walter Ossie JACKSON, 82, of Trenton, died Sunday in Gibson County Hospital in Trenton. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Rosie JACKSON; son, Aaron JACKSON, of Trenton; daughter, Mrs. Kermit MOSLEY, of Trenton; brothers, Louis JACKSON, of Halls, Lonnie JACKSON, of Trenton, and Alvin JACKSON, of Rutherford; sisters, Mrs. Arnie HARRIS, of Trenton and Mrs. Vera CONRAD, of Memphis.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1968
Mrs. Carrie Lea JENNINGS, 84, died Monday in Lauderdale County Nursing Home after two years illness. Services were in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Bethelhem Cemetery. Her husband died in 1940. She leaves her sons, John Everette JENNINGS, J. L. JENNINGS, & William Rufus JENNINGS, all of Henning; her daughters, Mrs. William T. WHITE, of Ripley and Mrs. Robert T. WEST Jr., of Memphis; and her sister, Mrs. Mary WILKERSON, of Amory, Miss.

FRIDAY JULY 12, 1968
Edward Alfred JONES, 49, Dyer County landowner, of Halls, died last Friday en route to Baptist Hospital, Memphis. Services were Monday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in South Fork Cemetery. He leaves his sons, Ronald JONES and Eddie JONES, both of Halls, and James A. JONES, of Maury City; daughters, Barbara Jean JONES, Brenda Dean JONES, Sheila JONES and Mrs. Wanda RUSH, all of Memphis; his step-daughters, Misses Sherry, Marilyn, and Vanessa DAVIS, all of Halls; his mother, Mrs. Rosa JONES, of Halls; and his sister, Mrs. Ethel PRIVETTE, of Halls.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1968
Mrs. Viola Taylor KIRK, 59, of 1940 Felix, Memphis, died last Friday in Methodist Hospital Hospital, Memphis which she entered about five weeks earlier after a stroke. Services were Sunday in Maplewood Cemetery. Born in Lauderdale County, she had lived in Memphis for many years. She leaves her sister, Mrs. Mattie REYNOLDS, of Paradise, Ark.

FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 1968
William Lackey KIRKPATRICK, 45, operator of Kirkpatrick Kennels in Hialeah, Fla., was dead on arrival at Lauderdale County Hospital Saturday. Services were Sunday in Lauderdale Memorial Gardens. He was Born in Ripley. He leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. L. M. KIRKPATRICK; son, William L. KIRKPATRICK, Jr.; daughters, Mrs. Don BEVIS and Mrs. John WEBB, both of Ripley, and Miss Vicky Lynn KIRKPATRICK, of Hialeah; brothers, L. M. KIRKPATRICK, Jr., of Ripley, and J. L. KIRKPATRICK, of Memphis; and his sister, Mrs. Bob BOBO, of Bobo, Miss.

FRIDAY JULY 12, 1968
I. E. KOONCE, Sr., 75, of Ripley, retired farmer, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday in Veterans Hospital, Memphis, which he entered Saturday. Services were Tuesday in Grace Baptist Church, burial in church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Gussie Vaughn KOONCE; sons, I. E. Jr. KOONCE, John Paul KOONCE and Sanford KOONCE, all of Ripley; daughters, Mrs. J. H. CRAIG and Mrs. Andrew MASSONGILL, both of Ripley, Mrs. Richard CRIHFIELD, of Memphis, and Mrs. Glenn BAKER, of Tupelo, Miss.; brothers, Leonard KOONCE and James H. KOONCE, both of Ripley and Levi KOONCE, of Dyersburg; sisters, Mrs. Frank AKIN, of Halls, Mrs. Lee ELLIS, Mrs. Hayes STOKES, Mrs. Lavenia STOKES and Mrs. Barnry CRIHFIELD, all of Ripley.

FRIDAY JULY 26, 1968
Robert Luke LEE, 57, of Dyersburg, died last Friday in West Tennessee Chest Hospital in Memphis, which he entered March 23rd, 1967. Services were Sunday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Palestine Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Christine Wyrick LEE; sons, Billy LEE, Bobby LEE, and Larry Wayne LEE, all of Dyersburg; sisters, Mrs. Ezell DUNAWAY, of Halls and Mrs. Mary LOWERY, of Bruceville.

FRIDAY JULY 5, 1968
Mrs. Beth LEWIS, of Martin, wife of rev. C. C. LEWIS, former pastor of the Ripley Methodist Circuit, died Sunday in a Martin Hospital.

FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 1968
Mrs. Sally Langford LLOYD, 92, of Ripley, died Monday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. G. GRAVES in Henning. Services were Tuesday in Henning Baptist Church, burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. She was the widow of Mason Allen LLOYD. She leaves her sister, Mrs. Lee BURKS, of Henning.

FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 1968
John S. McBRIDE, 58, of 228 Patterson, Memphis, husband of Dr. Elna Browning McBRIDE, professor of mathematics at Memphis State University and native of Nankipoo, died at 2:30 a.m. last Friday after long illness. He leaves his father, W. B. McBRIDE, of Memphis; sisters, Mrs. Hattie PEETE and Mrs. O. M. JAMISON, both of Memphis and Mrs. James WILLIAMS, of Henderson; and his brother, William L. McBRIDE, of Ripley, Miss.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1968
Chester McFARLAND, 53, of 3124 Harvester, Memphis, who was born in ripley, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday of Last week in St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He moved to Memphis in 1962, working as a mechanic for Simplex Parts Co. He leaves his wife, Magnolia McFARLAND; daughters, Mrs. Annette CORLEY and Mrs. Janice BERGMAN, of Memphis; and his brother, J. A. McFARLAND Sr., of Memphis.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1968
Ulis Edgar McGARRITY, 76, brother of Mrs. Ruby EZEKIAL, of Halls, died Thursday in his home after long illness. Services were last Friday in Shackelford Funeral Home, burial in Old Union Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Rosa McGARRITY; son, Michael McGARRITY, of Selmer; brother, Voyd McGARRITY; his other sisters, Mrs. Estelle MACE, of Adamsville, Mrs. Tina IRVN, of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Zola MARNES, of Selmer, Mrs. Myrtle TIDWELL, of Savannah and Mrs. Della RUTH, of Henderson.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1968
William M. MEEK, 41, husband of Mrs. Sandra MEEK, of Ripley, died Monday in Veterans Hospital, Memphis after a heart attack. He leaves his daughters, Pattie Lynn MEEK, of Ripley and Misses Deborah MEEK, Constant MEEK, and Patricia Ann MEEK, all of Flint, Mich.; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bryum MEEK, Jr., of Montgomery, Ala.; his sister, Mrs. Charles CUBBINS, of Memphis, and his half brother, Frank M. MEEK, of Los Angeles, Calif. Services were Thursday in Memphis Funeral Home.

FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 1968
Wade Hampton NATION, 71, father of Harrell NATION of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday in St. Barnard Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Services were Wednesday in Cross Roads Cemetery near Alamo. He leaves two other sons, Henry Nation, of St. Louis, Mo., and Pete NATION, of Norman, Okla.; daughters, Mrs. Billy CHURCHVILLE, of Bells, and Mrs. John BANKS, of Black Oaks, Ark.

FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 1968
Ollie H. PARHAM, 69, merchant of Fulton, died Wednesday at Lauderdale County Hospital which he entered Monday after long illness. Services were Sunday in Fulton Baptist Church, burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his son, Hugh Thomas PARHAM, of Henning; daughters, Mrs. Vivian Estelle HENLEY, of Fort Pillow and Mrs. Alice WEBB, of Fulton; brothers, Turner PARHAM and Mac PARHAM, both of Fulton; sisters, Mrs. Rhoda LOWRY, of Fulton, Mrs. Ida KEITH and Mrs. Tracy PILCHER, both of Ripley.

FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 1968
Bill PATE, 58, brother of Herman PATE, of Ripley, died August 17, at 126 Broardway in Dyersburg. Services were Tuesday in Curry Funeral Home with burial in Fairview. He leaves his wife, Bessie PATE; four daughters; two sons; another brother and two sisters.

FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 1968
Harbart D. PERCIFULL, 85, of 1490 Vollentine, Memphis, brother of Mrs. Grace HATHCOCK, of Ripley, died Thursday of last week in Medicenter, Memphis, after long illness. Services were last Friday in Central Avenue Baptist Church, burial in Forest Hill. He leaves a son, two daughters and his brother Leon PERCIFULL and sister, Mrs. Lila FAGAN, of Memphis.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1968
Mrs. Mary Potter POWELL, 88, of Ripley, died Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. She was the widow of George W. POWELL, who died in 1916. She leaves her sons, William J. POWELL, Arnold L. POWELL and Marvin O. SHEPHERD, all of Ripley; daughters, Mrs. Berdie Mae GLOVER and Mrs. Evelyn JONES, both of Ripley.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 1968
James Gilbert RAY, 72, died Monday of last week in Memphis. Services were in Garland Baptist Church, burial in Munford Cemetery in Covington. He leaves his sister, Mrs. Pearl PEYTON, of Fort Pillow; four other sisters; his wife; five sons; and five daughters.

FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 1968
Mrs. Florance Tichenor REVIERE, 77, retired teacher in many schools in Lauderdale County, widow of R. J. REVIERE, Arp planter, died Wednesday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Born in Dewitt, Ark., burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She leaves her sons, Circuit Court Judge, Herman L. REVIERE, Robert J. REVIERE Jr. and Richard C. REVIERE, all of Ripley and Dr. C. B. REVIERE, of Greenville; daughters, Mrs. John T. PAPPAS, Mrs. Raymond F. WILSON and Mrs. L. D. UTLEY, all of Memphis, and Mrs. Billy VOWELL, of Burbank, Calif.; and her sister, Mrs. Clara HANKS, of Memphis.

FRIDAY JULY 26, 1968
Greagory Neal RIDDICK, 10, son of Mr. & Mrs. Sylvester REDDICK, of Route 2, Ripley, was killed Monday afternoon when his bicycle veered into the path of a car on Watkins Lane in Ripley. Ripley Police Chief Bob WHITE said the negro youth's bicycle crashed head-on into the car driven by Mrs. Juanita Johnson CURRIE wife of Loester CURRIE, of Ripley. The boy was DOA at Lauderdale County Hospital. No charges against the driver.

FRIDAY JULY 12, 1968
Tollie ROSE, 65, of Dyersburg, brother of Joe ROSE, of Ripley, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg. Services were Monday in Curry Funeral Home, burial in Sorrell's Chapel Cemetery. A retired farmer, he leaves his wife; two sons; three daughters; and another brother, Clyde ROSE, of Memphis.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1968
Charles D. RUFFIN, 89, of Curve, died at 3 p.m. Saturday in Stephens Nursing Home in Henning, after a stroke. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Crossroads Cemetery. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War. He leaves his wife, Audy Bee Woodard RUFFIN; son, Howard RUFFIN, of Milwaukee, Wisc.; step-son, Doyle SCALLIONS; daughters, Mrs. Louise NEWMAN, of Curve, Mrs. Carolyn NEWMAN, of Curve and Mrs. Jean LUNSFORD, of San Antonio, Texas.

FRIDAY JULY 12, 1968
Services for Jesse H. SANDERSON, 81, of 616 Dunlap, Memphis, were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. After his retirement as a dairy worker, he had visited hospitals on behalf of First Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Rose Mae SANDERSON; son, Frank W. SANDERSON, of Memphis; daughters, Mrs. Birdie JOYNER, of Brownsville, Mrs. Gladys HUDSON, of Paris, Mrs. Myrtle SYLVESTER, Mrs. Noreen WALTON, Mrs. Clara WHITE and Mrs. Helen HURT, all of Memphis; step-sons, Charles MATTHEWS, of Jackson and Bill MATTHEWS, of San Diego, Calif; step-daughters, Mrs. Jean WILLIAMS and Mrs. Barbara DUNN, both of Memphis; his neices, Mrs. Neldon WHITE, of Ripley, Mrs. Richard MILLS, of Toulon, and Mrs. Hale BAIN, of Forked Deer.

FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 1968
James B. SCOTT, 86, brother of the late Mrs. E. R. OLDHAM, of Dry Hill, died last Friday in his home in Covington after long illness. Born in Henning, he had lived in Tipton County since 1913, he was a retired farmer and dairyman. He leaves his wife; sons, J. B. SCOTT, Jr., and Robert E. SCOTT, both of Memphis and brother, R. W. SCOTT, of Covington.

FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 1968
Henry Sanford SCOTT, 71, who formerly resided at Scottlawn in Ripley, died Sunday in Cage Nursing Home, Memphis. Services were Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his brothers, T. M. SCOTT and W. Melvin SCOTT, of Ripley and Joe M. SCOTT, Jr., of Dalhert, Texas; Sisters, Mrs. J. Hugh NUNN, of Ripley, Mrs. Jeanne SCOTT and Mrs. Francis G. HICKMAN, both of Memphis and Mrs. Edward M. KING, Jr., of Dyersburg.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1968
Walter R. SPENCER, of Jackson, brother of Robert SPENCER, of Ripley, died Sunday in Jackson-Madison County Hospital. Services were Monday in Griffin Funeral Home, burial in Hopewell Cemetery near Medina. He was a retired farmer and employee of Holland's Dept. Store in Jackson. He leaves his wife, Jennie Harris SPENCER; his other brothers, Herman C. SPENCER, of Milan, Ernest H. SPENCER, of Humboldt, and G. M. SPENCER, of Jackson; sisters, Mrs. Farrow COLLUM, of Memphis, Mrs. Pearlie REPLOGLE, of Selmer and Mrs. Evelyn McCAGE, of Dallas Texas.

FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 1968
Monroe STAFFORD, 58, laborer for Huey Bros. Lumber Co., died Saturday in his home at Nankipoo. Services were Monday at Etheridge, burial in Bluewater Cemetery. Born in Alabama, he moved to Lauderdale County in 1952. He leaves his wife, Allie Nolan STAFFORD; sons, Willie Murrel STAFFORD, of Ripley and Oscar Richard STAFFORD, of Gates; daughters, Mrs. Clarsie MEADOWS, of Covington and Miss Evie STAFFORD, of Gates; three sisters; one brother and four grandchildren.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1968
William Oscar SUGG, Jr., 61, Halls landowner and farmer, died early Tuesday in hishome in Halls, after a heartattack. Services were Wednesday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. He was born in Hickman Bend, Ark. His mother was the late Sue Sugg NUNN. He leaves his wife, Mary Norton Holland SUGG; son, William Oscar SUGG, III, with the American consulate in Milan, Italy; his half-brother, Marvin NUNN, of Laconia and his sister, Mrs. Frances Nunn CRAIG, of Halls.

FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 1968
Willard SWIMS, 48, of Memphis, father of Polly SWIMS and Ray SWIMS, both of Ripley, died Saturday in Memphis Veterans Hospital after long illness. Born in Ripley, he moved to Memphis in 1960. He was boat captain for the U. S. Engineers. He was a veteran of WWII. He leaves his wife, Gwen; another daughter, Susan; and two other sons, Paul SWIMS and Keith SWIMS, all of Memphis.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 1968
Eddie L. THOMPSON, 69, died Tuesday in Crittenden County Hospital in West Memphis, Ark., after long illness. Services were Wednesday in Citizens Funeral Home in west Memphis, burial in Grace Cemetery here. He was a retired employee of Mallory Air Force Depot in Memphis, and a former Memphis firefighter. He leaves his brothers, W. G. THOMPSON and "Red" THOMPSON, both of Ripley and J. P. THOMPSON, of West Memphis; sisters, Mrs. A. L. HAMMETT, of West Memphis and Mrs. J. C. CARTER, of Millington.

FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 1968
Eugene E. THUMOND, Jr., 44 , of Robertsdale, Ala., formerly of Halls, died of a heart attack at 11:30 a.m. Saturday while working in his yard at his home. Services were Tuesday in Halls Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. He graduated from Halls High School in 1943; from Murry, Ky., State College in 1948, and did post graduate work at the University of Kentucky. He was elected general manager of the Baldwin County Electric Dept., of the REA in 1967. He laeaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. E. E. THURMOND, Sr., of Bolivar; his wife Helen, of Robertsdale; daughter, Mrs. Ronald FARMER, of Jefferson, Ga.; his son, E. E. THURMOND III, of Robertsville, and his brother, Dr. John H. THURMOND, of Largo, Fla.

FRIDAY JULY 26, 1968
George F. TUCKER, 86, who was born in Lauderdale County December 17, 1881, died Thursday of last week in Veterans Hospital in Fort Meade. A veteran of WWI, he moved to Fort Meade in 1946. He leaves his neice, Mrs. Malcolm BLANKENSHIP, of Arp; and his nephew, Woodrow EDWARDS, of Ripley.

FRIDAY JULY 12, 1968
Dave Lee WATTS, 84, of Halls, retired farmer, died at 9:30 a.m. last Friday in Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg. which he entered June 29th after long illness. Services were Saturday in Williams Chapel Baptist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in alabama, he moved to Halls in 1907. He leaves his wife, Zella Freeman WATTS; his son, Clyde WATTS, of Halls; brothers Pette WATTS, of Halls and Claude WATTS, of Dyersburg.

FRIDAY JULY 26, 1968
J. Roger WATTS, 37, of 1519 Trezevant, Memphis, who was born in Halls, died Thursday of last week in St. Joseph's Hospital, Memphis, after long illness. Services were Friday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jimmie WATTS; his father, Claude WATTS, of Dyersburg; his daughter, Marsha WATTS; and his brother, Talmadge WATTS, both of Memphs.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1968
Louis H. WEBB, 56, brother of Mrs. Walker ROGERS, of Ripley, died Sunday in his home at 1511 Jackson, Memphis. Born in Ripley, he moved to Memphis 1913. He was credit manager of Jet Supply Co. He leaves his wife; his daughter, Mrs. Nancy PIPER, of Castro Family, Calif.; brother, Lee WEBB, of Dyersburg.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1968
Mrs. Mattie Irvin WEBB, 60, sister of George ERVIN and Manson ERVIN, both of Ripley, died Saturday in Haywood County Hospital in Brownsville. Services were Sunday in Brownsville Funeral Home, burial in Concord Cemetery. She was a nurse. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Frances FORSYTHE, of Brownsville and Mrs. Rebecca KIRKPATRICK, of Adrian, Mich.; another brother, Claude ERVIN, of Halls; and her sister, Mrs. Maudie PARKER, of Covington.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968
John S. WILKERSON, 60, formerly of Ripley, died Tuesday of last week in John Gaston Hospital, Memphis. Services were Wednesday of last week in Maplewood Cemetery. Born in Louisville, Ky., he moved to Memphis from Lauderdale County 20 years ago. He leaves a number of relatives including a son, John S. WILKERSON, a former employee of the Enterprise.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1968
Mrs. Bertha Ann WILLIAMS, 55, of Golddust, died Saturday in her home after long illness. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. She was born in Gibson County. She leaves her husband, Jesse WILLIAMS; sons, Edward WILLIAMS, of Manatee, Fla., and Gerald WILLAMS, of Germany; daughter, Mrs. Virginia HOWELL, of Ripley; brothers, William GASKIN and Johnny GASKIN, of Nankipoo, Woodrow GASKIN, of Frayser and Ras GASKIN, of Long Beach, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Mary Beasley, of Ripley, Mrs. Opal MOODY, of Kennett, Mo., and Mrs. lena THOMPSON, of Omaha, Neb.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1968
Charlie Dewey WILLIAMS, 67, brother of Roy WILLIAMS, of Ripley, died Wednesday of last week in a Humboldt Hospital. Services were Friday of last week in Hunt Funeral Home, Humboldt, burial in Rosehill Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lela O. WILLIAMS; his sons, Buddy WILLIAMS, of Humboldt and Charles WILLIAMS, of Oakland; his daughters, Mrs. Linda WALTERS and Mrs. Florence EATON, both of Humboldt, Mrs. Franklin KEE, of Oakland, and Mrs. Frances LIGHTFOOT, of Whittier, Calif.; and his sisters, Mrs. Ethel GLIMP, of Humboldt, Mrs. Ruby BARNES, of Somerville, and Mrs. Ludie NELSON, of Chicago, Illinois.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1968
Roy Hadon WILLIAMS, Sr., 78, former Mayor of Gates for several terms. died Monday in his home in Forked Deer. Services were Wednesday in Eureka Methodist Church, burial in Gates Cemetery. Born at Curve, he was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Bertha Orndorff WILLIAMS; sons, R. H. WILLIAMS, Jr. of Gates and Perry WILLIAMS, of Halls; daughter, Mrs. Virginia CONRAD, of Paducah, Ky.; brother, Evans WILLIAMS, of Gates; and sisters, Mrs. Annie ROBERTSON, of Halls, Mrs. Eugenia ABERNATHY and Mrs. Lucille GIGSBEY, both of Memphis.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1968
Mrs. Martha Niles YELL, of 505 St. Nick Road, Memphis, sister of Mrs. Whitt S. CLOYS and G. W. YELL, both of Ripley; died Tuesday in Baptist Hospital, Memphis. Services were Thursday in Memphis Funeral Home, burial in Eastview Cemetery in Union Center. She leaves her husband, James C. YELL; and her other two sisters, Miss E. Elizabeth YELL and Mrs. Grady DIXON, both of Pensacola, Fla.

FRIDAY JULY 26, 1968
Robert YOUNG, 64, owner-operator of the Friendship Inn in Ripley, died last Friday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He was born in Indiana. He leaves his wife, Sug YOUNG; and his son, Steve YOUNG, of Winston-Salem, N. C.

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TENNESSEE STATE ARCHIVES MICROFILM ROLL #106
RIPLEY-LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE JAN-DEC 1968

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