OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Antioch Curve Baptist Church Cemetery
RIPLEY - Anna Ray Dewalt, 81, homemaker,
died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 4 p.m.
today at Nelson Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Antioch Church Cemetery in Gates. Thompson's
Mortuary has charge. She leaves five daughters, Minnie B. Gooch and Genese Gooch, both of Halls,
Mary Lewis and Betty Reed, both of Gates, and Patricia Dewalt of Brownsville; six sons, Arthur
Dewalt of Dyersburg, Albert Dewalt and Joe Dewalt of Gates, Charles Dewalt of Ripley, Richard
Dewalt of Brownsville and Johnnie King of Memphis, 58 grandchildren, 100 great-grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
RIPLEY - Tommy L. Hodges,
27, of Buffalo, N.Y., died Feb. 8 in Buffalo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at Antioch
Curve Baptist Church in Gates with burial in the church cemetery. Thompson's Mortuary has charge.
He leaves a son, Tommy L. Hodges Jr., and his parents, Pearlie and Samuel Hodges, all of Buffalo;
two sisters, Thelma Toomes of Halls and Emma Henry of Buffalo; three brothers, Samuel Hodges,
Alvin Crawford and Demario Henry, all of Buffalo, and his grandparents, Sarah Hodges Claybrook
and Eddie Lou Tucker.
HALLS - Kathen V. Sangster, 56,
homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will
be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mark Baptist Church in Gates with burial in Antioch Curve Cemetery
there. Thompson's Mortuary has charge. Mrs. Sangster, the wife of Elvis Sangster, also leaves
four daughters, Teresa Sangster, Kathy Riley and Angela Sangster, all of Gates, and Donna Sangster
of Halls; three sons, Edwin Sangster and Tony Sangster, both of Gates, and Lafayette Sangster
of Stanton, and three grandchildren.
GATES - Earl Stokley, 90, farmer
and construction worker, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services
will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Antioch Curve Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Thompson's Mortuary has charge. He leaves a son, Bernard Foster of Ripley; two sisters, Renner
Harrel of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, and Mary Marshall of Alamo, and three grandchildren.
RIPLEY - Mammie Lou Taylor, 78,
homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will
be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Spiller Hill Church of God in Christ with burial in Antioch Curve
Cemetery in Gates. Thompson's Mortuary has charge. She leaves two brothers, Currie Moorman and
Alexander Dickerson, both of Somerville, and a grandson who cared for her, Robert Fields of
RIPLEY - Lou Emma Toomes, 74, homemaker
and employee of Tupperware in Halls, died of cardiac arrest Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Fountain of Life Church, where she was an usher board member,
with burial in Antioch Church Cemetery in Gates. Currie's Funeral Home in Henning has charge.
Mrs. Toomes, the widow of Robert Toomes, leaves three daughters, Nellie Anderson, Kathy Toomes
and Ivery Dell Toomes, all of Ripley; five sons, Thomas Toomes and Teddy Toomes, both of Ripley,
and Kenneth Toomes, Godfrey Toomes and Robert Toomes Jr., all of Halls; two sisters, Mary Croombs
of Toone and Lou Ella Theus of Mercer; three brothers, George Justice, Jimmy Justice and James
Justice, all of Toone, 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
GATES - Services for John Yancy
Jr., 76, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. James Baptist Church in Humboldt. Burial will be in
the Antioch Curve Baptist Church Cemetery in Gates.
©2007 Robbie Harrell