OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Antioch Church of Christ Cemetery

Dorris Sanders Akin, 76, of Memphis, formerly of Lauderdale County, Tenn., homemaker, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Antioch Cemetery in Halls, Tenn. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Akin, the widow of Hershell O. Sanders and Jim Akin, leaves two daughters, Brenda S. Pope of Hernando and Ginger S. MacMillan of Nesbit; a son, Michael O. Sanders of Memphis, five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Memphis School of Preaching.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 9, 2003

RIPLEY - Austin Lee Alley, son of Leslie and Collin Alley, died at birth Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Graveside services were Saturday at Antioch Cemetery near Halls. Halls Funeral Home had charge. He also leaves his grandparents, Charles Austin of Brownsville, and Franklin and Julia Alley and Bill and Margaret Edwards, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 11, 1998

J. D. Alley, 86, self-employed in construction, of Halls, died Wednesday, May 23, in Dyersburg. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 26, at Halls Church of Christ with burial in Antioch Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home had charge. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Alley, widower of Zera Mai Hastings Alley, leaves four daughters, Lydia Thurmond of Halls, Val Crook of Memphis, and Brenda Belton of Halls; a son, Frank Alley of Ripley; two sisters, Helen Holifield of Blytheville, Ark., and Inez Green of Chicago, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, Memorials can be sent to Halls Church of Christ.
The Lauderdale Voice, May 30, 2007

HALLS - Tommy Joe Alley, 56, of Jacksonville, Ark., formerly of Halls, retired Air Force master sergeant after 22 years and an employee of the Air Force Department of Defense in Little Rock, died of heart failure Sept. 1 at Rebsamen Hospital in Jacksonville. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery with full military honors. He was a member of Halls Church of Christ and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He leaves a daughter, Betina Livingston of Newbern; ason, Michael Alley of Denmark; his parents, Zera Mai and J. D. Alley of Halls; three sisters, Brenda Belton of Halls, Lydia Thurmond of Gates and Valencia Crook of Memphis; a brother, Franklin Alley of Ripley, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 8, 2000

HALLS - Zera Mai Hastings Alley, 78, homemaker, died Sunday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. She was a member of Halls Church of Christ. Mrs. Alley, the wife of J. D. Alley, also leaves three daughters, Lydia Thurmond of Gates, Valencia Crook of Bartlett and Brenda Bolton of Halls; a son, Frank Alley of Ripley; two sisters, Glendora Clevinger and Joy Ward, both of Halls, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 11, 2002

Donald Jeffrey Arwood, 21, Pfc. U.S. Army, of Halls, died Thursday, Dec. 27, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Lauderdale. Services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near Halls. He leaves his mother Lisa Sanders Arwood of Halls; his father, Stephen Arwood of Halls; a brother Nick Arwood at Halls; his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Arwood of Ripley; and his grandmother, Artie Sander of Brighton. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that memorials be made to the Children’s Home in Paragould, Ark.
The Lauderdale Voice January 9, 2008

RIPLEY - Georgeanna Elkins Arwood, 44, district manager for Ferrell Gas, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery in Halls. She was a member of Ripley Church of Christ. Mrs. Arwood, the wife of Philip Glen Arwood, also leaves a daughter, Jennifer Keith of Atoka; two sons, Philip Arwood Jr. and Jonathan Arwood, both of Ripley; two sisters, Connie Hazelrig of Covington and Sue Richoz of Elgin, Ill.; a brother, Charlie Huffman of Huntington, W.Va., and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 19, 2002

HALLS - Charles Eason Bivens, 62, executive for 3-M Scotch Tape Co., died of cancer Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Graveside services were Saturday at Antioch Cemetery near Halls. Halls Funeral Home had charge. He was a former employee in the promotional music department of CBS in Chino, Calif., and New York. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of Baptist Church in St. Louis. Mr. Bivens, the husband of Pauline Marie Prescott Bivens, also leaves two daughters, Connie Casey of Festus, Mo., and Judy Moore of Nashville; a son, Charles E. Bivens Jr. of Nashville; a sister, Marion Bivens of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Dennis Bivens of Oklahoma City, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 2, 1996

HALLS - J.T. 'Jack' Bradshaw, 85, retired factory worker in Flint, Mich., died of cardiopulmonary arrest Saturday in Flint. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near Halls. He was a World War II Army veteran and member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Bradshaw, the husband of Dorothy Alice Meeks Bradshaw, also leaves three sons, Tim Bradshaw, Calvin Bradshaw and Randy Bradshaw, all of Flint, Mich.; a sister, Truma Sommers of Hayti, Mo.; a brother, Bill Bradshaw of Caruthersville, Mo., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 7, 2000

Dyersburg - Marilyn Ward Brasfield, 46, homemaker, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Church of Christ Cemetery in Halls. She leaves three daughters, Bessie Taylor of Dyersburg, Regina Edmonds of Washburn and Chrissy Simpson of Nashville; a son, Albert Lynn Brasfield III, and her mother, Lucy Hogue, both of Dyersburg; four sisters, Elizabeth Garrison of Vina, Ala., and Alice Turner, Evelyn Patton and Cathy Hunt, all of Dyersburg; two brothers, Stanley Ward and Steve Ward, both of Dyersburg, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 11, 2005

HALLS - Phentress Banks Bridges, 89, farmer and retired from Custom Craft factory, died of cancer Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Ripley. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. He was a member of Halls Church of Christ and served on the Lauderdale County Commission for 28 years. Mr. Bridges, the husband of Flossie A. Bridges, also leaves two sons, Kenneth Bridges of Halls and Ronald Bridges of Johnson City, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 18, 1999

HALLS - Flossie M. Bridges, 84, homemaker, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. She was a member of Halls Church of Christ. Mrs. Bridges, the widow of P. B. Bridges, leaves two sons, Kenneth Bridges of Halls and Ronald Bridges of Johnson City; four sisters, Virgie Richardson of Devine, Texas, Anna Laura Frances of Yuba City, Calif., Georgia Hughes of Caruthersville, Mo., and Frances Starr of Pocahontas, Ark., two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 30, 2003

Mary Virginia Brown, 73, wife of Tilford Brown, of 2491 Beech Bluff Cemetery Road near Halls, died Sunday in Lauderdale Community Living Center in Ripley. Rites were Tuesday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Antioch Cemetery near Halls. She was a former employee of Tupperware in Halls. Survivors include her mother, Carrie Lee Pool, of Halls; a son, Jeff Brown, of Ripley; daughters, Janie Grantland, of Halls, and Janet Corlew, of Ripley; brothers, James and Percy Pool, of Halls, Johnny Pool, of Friendship, and Thomas Pool of Alamo; sisters, Dorothy Floyd, of Friendship, and Linda Woodard of Millington; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley Tennessee June 7, 2007

DYERSBURG - Robert Ray Canada, 76, of Farmington, Mo., formerly of Dyersburg, died of heart failure Sunday in Farmington. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery in Halls. Mr. Canada, the widower of Geneva Slaughter Canada, leaves two daughters, Shirley Trautwein of Desloge, Mo., and Joyce Byrd of St. Genevieve, Mo.; two sons, Bill Canada of Park Hills, Mo., and Hirshel Canada of Arnold, Mo.; two half-sisters, Helen McBride of St. Peters, Mo., and Beulah Mae Rogers of Florida; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 28, 1998

HALLS - Geneva Slaughter Canada, 75, of Flat River, Mo., formerly of Halls, died Wednesday at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near here. She was a member of Silver Springs Church in Bonn Terre, Mo. Mrs. Canada, the wife of Robert Ray Canada, also leaves two daughters, Shirley Trautwein of Desloge, Mo., and Joyce Bryd of St. Genevieve, Mo.; two sons, Bill Canada of Elvins, Mo., and Hirshel Canada of Arnold, Mo.; two half-brothers, Aaron Fisher of Unionville and Olen Fisher of Dyersburg, 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 6, 1992

DYERSBURG - Mrs. Donie Chambers, 88, retired nurse, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg after a long illness. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near there. She was a member of Antioch Church of Christ. Mrs. Chambers, the widow of William J. Chambers, leaves a daughter, Ms. Frances Chambers and a son, Jack Chambers, both of Dyersburg; a brother, Leroy Cousins of St. Louis, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 29, 1991

DYERSBURG - Ella 'Frances' Chambers, 74, factory worker, died of heart failure Wednesday at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg. Graveside services were Thursday at Antioch Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home had charge. She was a member of Antioch Church of Christ.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 12, 2001

DYERSBURG - Billy Jack Chambers, 62, retired factory worker, died of respiratory failure Saturday at Oakwood Nursing Home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Antioch Cemetery near Halls. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Antioch Church of Christ. Mr. Chambers leaves a sister, Francis Chambers of Dyersburg.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 27, 1998

Halls - Glen Dora Clevenger, 88, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2006 at the Dyersburg Manor Nursing Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 18 at Halls Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Antioch Cemetery.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 18, 2006

HALLS - Betty Bond Cook, 55, homemaker, died of cancer Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Antioch Cemetery near here. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Cook, the wife of Roy Meeks Cook Jr., also leaves two daughters, Betsy Shelton of Atlanta and Michelle Cook of Memphis; two sons, Roy Cook III and Morgan Cook, both of Halls; and her parents, W. T. and Carolyn Bond Cutchin Jr. of Dyersburg, and a grandchild. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Christ the King Church in Jackson, Halls First United Methodist Church, the University Preparatory School Building Fund in Jackson or the Women's Crisis Center in Jackson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 25, 1997

Cousins, Alda Bert
4 Dec 1870 - 8 Nov 1955
father: THURMOND
mother: Martha MOORE
cemetery Antioch Cem
Halls Funeral Home

Cousins, Ella Burta
5 Sept 1879 - 23 Feb 1958
father: Green MONTGOMERY
mother: Alice ROBERTSON
wf of H L
info. given by Mrs Donnie CHAMBERS
cemetery Antioch Cem
Halls Funeral Home

H. C. Cousins
Cousins, Henry Clay farmer
1 May 1867 - 22 Dec 1952
father: Jim COUSINS
mother: Molly STEVENS
info given by Mrs Donnie CHAMBERS
cemetery Antioch Cem
Halls Funeral Home

Everett E. Duggan, of the Nankipoo community, died Saturday after a long illness. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Antioch Church by Rev. W. B. RALPH. He was 42 years of age and a member of Melville Methodist Church. He leaves a wife; a sister; three brothers; and a host of relatives and friends.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, APRIL 27th,1923

HALLS - Wyman Odell Duncan, 64, self-employed electrical contractor and heating and air-conditioning technician, died of cancer Sunday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near here. He was a member of Antioch Church of Christ. Mr. Duncan, the husband of Doris McCord Duncan, also leaves two daughters, Kathy Marie Hunt of Halls and Teresa Ann Robertson of Gates; two sons, Wyman Odell Duncan Jr. of Dyersburg and Timothy Wayne Duncan of Halls, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 17, 1997

Fitzhugh, Johnie Alonzo (motor boat operator) single
11 Mar 1919 - 6 Oct 1946
father: James Leonard FITZHUGH
mother: Hettie BEAIRD
cemetery Antioch Cem
Halls Funeral Home

Mr. Henry J. Green, 80 years of age, died Tuesday at the home of his son, J. T. GREEN, at Lightfoot, and was buried at Antioch the next morning. LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
RIPLEY, TN, NOVEMBER 23rd,1923

HALLS - Mrs. Mae Bell Hall, 75, died Saturday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near Halls. Mrs. Hall leaves a daughter, Mrs. Linda Gooch of Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Crihfield Halls, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 16, 1990

GATES - Linnie Lawson 'Frog' Harrell, 75, retired employee of Tupperware Co., died Thursday near Ripley after an auto accident. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near here. He was a World War II Navy veteran and had survived the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He was a member and past elder of Gates Church of Christ. Mr. Harrell, the husband of Frances T. Throgmorton Harrell, also leaves a daughter, Freda Grant of Dyersburg; a son, Barry Harrell of Halls; a sister, Katherine Mansfield of Ripley; four brothers, Byrd Harrell of Gates, Ed Harrell of Ripley, Bob Harrell of Memphis and Maynard Harrell of Halls; and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 30, 1995

HALLS - Wilburn Thomas Hastings, 85, retired farmer and factory worker, died of respiratory failure Wednesday at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. He was a member of Halls Church of Christ. Mr. Hastings, the widow of Marcella Duncan Hastings, leaves a son, Wilburn Hastings Jr. of Dyersburg; three sisters, Glendora Clevenger, Zera Mai Alley and Joy Ward, all of Halls, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 18, 1998

HALLS - Diann Leek, 49, of Halls, formerly of Tyler, Texas, and Tipton, Ga., homemaker, died of renal failure Sunday at UT Bowld Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Church of Christ with burial in Antioch Cemetery near here. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of West Erwin Church of Christ in Tyler. Mrs. Leek, the wife of Dwight Leek, also leaves a daughter, Stephanie Kaye Muller of Tyler; a son, Bryan McKay Leek of Fitzgerald, Ga.; her father and mother, J. D. and Zera Mae Alley of Halls; three sisters, Lydia Thurmond of Gates, Valencia Crook of Memphis and Brenda Belton of Halls; two brothers, Franklin Alley of Ripley and Tommy Lee Alley of Jacksonville, Ark., and her grandmother, Irene Alley of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 16, 1996

HALLS - Maurica Etta Lewis, 63, retired from Marimont & Anderson-Hickey, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. She was a member of Halls Church of Christ. Mrs. Lewis, the widow of Clyde Watts and Robert Lewis, leaves a daughter, Mary Scabet of Ripley; two sons, David Watts and Tommy Watts, both of Halls; a brother, Harvey Lovelace of Jackson, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 19, 2001

HALLS - Charles Edward Meeks, 46, of Halls, formerly of Senatobia, self-employed trucker, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near Halls. He was a member of Senatobia Church of Christ. Mr. Meeks, the husband of Theresa Ann Dover Meeks, also leaves two sons, Richard McDearman Meeks and Charles Edward Meeks Jr., and his parents, Daphne and Robert Meeks, all of Senatobia, and three sisters, Melody Stiek of Cabot, Ark., and Pamela Meeks and Brenda Camp, both of Senatobia.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 9, 2000

HALLS - Daphne Burroughs Meeks, 80, of Senatobia, Miss., formerly of Halls, homemaker, died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. She was a member of Senatobia Church of Christ. Mrs. Meeks, the wife of Robert Thomas Meeks, also leaves three daughters, Melody Stiek of Cabot, Ark., Pamela Pike of Como, Miss., and Brenda Camp of Senatobia; two sisters, Pat Burroughs of Halls and Anne Martin of Bronx, N.Y., 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 4, 2002

Halls - Eugene Meeks, 86. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, February 17, at Halls Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Meeks a retired farmer, died Wednesday night in The Regional Hospital in Dyersburg, TN. He leaves three daughters, Gloria M. Carmack of Halls, Patricia Martin Patrick of Bartlett, and Victoria M. Kaaz of Memphis.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 17, 2006

HALLS - Laverne Meeks, 74, homemaker, died of a brain tumor Wednesday at Parkview Methodist Hospital in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. She was a member of Antioch Church of Christ. Mrs. Meeks, the wife of Eugene Meeks, also leaves three daughters, Gloria Carmack of Halls, Patricia Patrick of Bartlett and Victoria Kaaz of Memphis, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 1, 1995

Tishia Meeks
Meeks, Minerva Lutitia wf of John Calvin
19 July 1868 - 2 Apr 1945
father: Jim BATHUNE
mother: Molly HARRISON
cemetery Antioch Cem
Halls Funeral Home

HALLS - Robert Thomas Meeks Jr., 58, vice president and loan officer at First National Bank in Sharp County, Ark., died of cancer Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near Halls. He was a member of Ward Street Church of Christ, the Spring Creek Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International and was a volunteer for the Special Olympics. Mr. Meeks, the husband of Shirley Dean Hill Meeks, also leaves three sons, Robert Thomas Meeks III and Caldwell Kopert Meeks, both of St. Louis, and Logan Edward Meeks of Denver; his parents, Robert T. and Daphne Meeks of Senatobia, Miss.; three sisters, Melody Steik of Cabot, Ark., and Pamela Meeks and Brenda Camp, both of Senatobia; a brother, Charles Edward Meeks of Senatobia, and a grandchild. The family requests that any memorials be sent to American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 5, 1999

HALLS - Robbie Golden Meeks, 98, homemaker, died of pulmonary arrest Monday at a son's home in Senatobia, Miss. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. She was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ. Mrs. Meeks, the widow of Tommy Meeks, leaves two daughters, Dorothy Bradshaw of Flint, Mich., and Geneva Kirby of Memphis; three sons, Robert Meeks of Senatobia, and Eugene Meeks and James Meeks, both of Halls, 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 11, 1996

Tulu Meeks
Halls, Tenn., Nov. 28.-- T. L. Meeks, a highly respected citizen living about six miles west of Halls, was accidently shot Saturday afternoon about 2 o’clock. Mr. Meeks was rushed to the hospital in Dyersburg, where he died about 8 o’clock. The accident happened at the home of John Duncan, deceased, whose estate Mr. Meeks was administering upon. Mr. Duncan, who had been an officer of Lauderdale County, had several pistols, which Mr. Meeks was oiling and cleaning prepartory to a sale, and Mrs. Duncan thinking them empty took up one and snapped it and it fired, the ball entering the thigh of Mr. Meeks, severing the large artery of the leg.
ENTERPRISE Friday December 3, 1926

HALLS - Waverly Violet Meeks, 77, homemaker, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near here. She was a member of Antioch Church of Christ. She leaves two daughters, Jackie Layman and Linda Beard, both of Dyersburg; a son, Leonard Meeks of Halls, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 5, 1997

HALLS - W. C. Meeks, 82, farmer, died Wednesday at Oakwood Nursing Home in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. He was a member of Antioch Church of Christ. Mr. Meeks, the widower of Marie Chapman Meeks, leaves two daughters, Jackie Layman and Linda Beard, both of Dyersburg; a son, Leonard Meeks of Halls; two half-brothers, Jonathan Voss of Jackson and James Voss of Columbia, S.C., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 10, 2002

Dyersburg - Mildred Olene Cone Phillips, 78, retired from Tupperware and Wal-Mart, died Sunday at Wesley of Dyersburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. She was a member of Gates Church of Christ. She leaves two daughters, Wanda Cone Parker and Diane Cone Anderson, both of Dyersburg; a son, Timothy Dale Cone of Halls; five sisters, Maxine Cooke Mullins of Starkville, Miss., Vivian Cooke Verno of Glendale, Ariz., Betty Cooke Barnes of Fillmore, N.Y., Mavis Cooke Green of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Linda Cooke Foster of Grenada, Miss.; a brother, Raymond Cooke of Alabama, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 5, 2005

deceased: Dee Pierce, TN
date of death: 12th October 1933, 5 a.m.
place of death: City District #4
date of birth: 11 th October 1868
age:65 years, 1 day
father: Stevens PIERCE, NC
mother: Miss GAY, NC
interment: Antioch Cemetery, Lauderdale County, TN.
Curry Funeral Home

HALLS - Thomas Willis Robison, 62, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Halls, automobile dealer in Paducah, died Wednesday of a myocardial infarction at his home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Antioch Cemetery near here. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Antioch Church of Christ and had been a criminal investigator for the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Robison leaves a niece, a cousin and an uncle.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 7, 1995

GLEASON - Nettie Irene Sasser, 69, homemaker, died Saturday of cancer at Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 12:30 today at Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason with burial in Antioch Cemetery in Halls. She was a member of Muary City Church of Christ. Mrs. Sasser, the widow of William H. Sasser, leaves two daughters, Patricia McKinney of Jackson and Frances Wallace of McKenzie; two sons, John Sasser of Jasper, Ala., and Dennis Sasser of Gleason; three sisters, Christine Hinton of McKenzie, and Carolyn Love and Mary Nell Love, both of Friendship, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 2, 1998

DYERSBURG - Marilyn Dawn Simpson, 11/2-month-old daughter of Chrissy and Kevin Simpson, died of sudden infant death syndrome Sunday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Evansville Baptist Church with burial in Antioch Cemetery in Halls. J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home has charge. She also leaves two sisters, Tiffany Simpson and Brianna Bolton, both of Dyersburg; her grandparents, Joyce and Leander Simpson of Russellville, Ala., and Marilyn and Albert Brasfield of Dyersburg, and her great-grandparents, Lucy Ward of Dyersburg, Ottis Simpson of Mt. Hope, Ala., and Lucille Godgiven of Moulton, Ala.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 13, 1999

GATES - Joyce Ann Sparks, 65, homemaker, died Saturday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near Halls. She was a member of Holy Hills Baptist Church in Dyersburg. Mrs. Sparks, the wife of Bobby Gene Sparks, also leaves two daughters, Deborah Wert of Halls and Pam Waller of Gates; two sons, Tim Nobles of Aurora, Ill., and Danny Sparks of Halls; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Potter of Cookeville; three stepsons, Donald Sparks of Tupelo, Miss., Tommy Sparks of Montgomery, Ill., and Randy Sparks of Cookeville; two sisters, Linda Sheradan of Gates and Brenda Whitehead of Dyersburg; two brothers, Bobby Wray of Gates and Donnie Wray of Chicago, 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 7, 2004

HALLS - Ray Chapman Taylor, 75, retired employee of Colonial Rubber Co., died of heart failure Thursday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near Halls. He was a member of Hales Point Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Taylor, the husband of Joy Ann Green Taylor, also leaves three sons, Joseph Clark Taylor of Jackson, and Donald Ray Taylor and David Utran Taylor, both of Halls; a brother, Woodrow Taylor of Halls, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 10, 1999

HALLS - Arl Leon Terry, 89, farmer, died Tuesday of cardiopulmonary arrest at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near here. He was a member of Halls Church of Christ. Mr. Terry, the widower of Edith Terry, leaves three daughters, Sue Dickerson of Ravenden, Ark., and Shirlon McMurray and Naomi Hastings, both of Halls; two sons, Thomas Terry and Bobby Terry, both of Halls; 27 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 17, 1995

HALLS - Edith Terry, 79, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. She was a member of Halls Church of Christ. Mrs. Terry, the wife of Arl Terry, also leaves three daughters, Naomi Hastings and Shirlon McMurry, both of Halls, and Sue Dickerson of Ravenden Springs, Ark.; two sons, Bobby Terry and Thomas Terry, both of Halls; a sister, Louis Duncan of Berrien Springs, Mich., 29 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 11, 1991

HALLS - William 'Glover' Throgmorton, 73, farmer and retired from Tupperware maintenance department, died Saturday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. He was a member of West Dyersburg Church of Christ. Mr. Throgmorton, the husband of Elaine Smith Throgmorton, also leaves a daughter, Diane Pittard of Dallas; three sons, Chris Throgmorton of Unionville, and Steve Throgmorton and Stan Throgmorton, both of Dyersburg; three sisters, Frances Harrell of Halls, and Mary Throgmorton and Martha Dugger, both of Ripley, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 8, 2003

Aster Lee Toomes
d. 30 Dec. 1934 2 years old
father: Jeff Toomes
mother: Charmons
cemetery Antioch Cem. Halls, Tn.
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HALLS - Louise Underwood, 89, homemaker, died of pulmonary arrest Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in the cemetery of Antioch Church near Halls, where she was a member. Mrs. Underwood, the widow of Herman Underwood, leaves a daughter, Margaret Meeks of Halls; two sons, B. C. Underwood of Halls and Ernest Underwood of Casa Grande, Ariz., six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 17, 1998

Underwood, Susan Annette
29 Dec 1957-13 Oct 1958
father: Earnest UNDERWOOD
mother: Shirley STEPHENSON
cemetery Antioch Cem
Halls Funeral Home

Halls - Danny Randolph "Sam" Wallace, 53. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2006 at Halls Funeral Home Chapel.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 14, 2006

Halls - Amos Deaton Ward, 78, retired from Tupperware, died Wednesday at Bolivar General Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. He was a World War II veteran. He leaves a daughter, Kathy Shemwell of Cadiz, Ky.; a sister, Evelyn Wright of Halls, and two brothers, Thomas Ward of Middleton and J.H. Ward of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 28, 2005

HALLS - Jerry Ward, 63, of Cottage Grove, formerly of Halls, construction worker and heavy-equipment operator, died Monday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. Mr. Ward, the husband of Karen Paschall Ward, also leaves three daughters, Michelle Ward of Halls, Jerri Sullivan of Jackson and Nicole Ward of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Melissa Skinner of Paris; two stepsons, Richard Thompson of Paris and Russell Thompson of Cottage Grove; a sister, Carolyn Deaton of Halls, and three stepgrandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 1, 2004

Mrs. Sue Ward, 42, of Halls, wife of Franklin Ward, died Sunday at Lauderdale Hospital, Inc., in Ripley. Services were 2:30 p.m. Monday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Antioch Cemetery. She also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Donna Fay Throgmorton and Miss Rhonda Kay Ward; a son, James Franklin Ward, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Nadine Davis and Mrs. Geraldine Sweatt, and two brothers, Lloyd Reynolds and Ewell Reynolds, all of Halls.
Death date Sept. 27, 1981

Mrs. Mattie A. Ward, 61, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Ruston, Route 2, Mountain Grove, after a short illness. She resided with the daughter. A member of the Church of Christ, she is survived by six sons, Emmett of Las Vegas, Nev., Edward of Memphis, Tenn., Paul of Ukiah, Calif., James and Donald of Halls, Tenn., Bobby of Milan, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Roberta Underwood of Laytonville, Calif., and Mrs. Ruston of Mountain Grove; 23 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Frank, Thomas and Robert Fisher, all of Ripley, Tenn. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Antioch Church of Christ near Halls, Tenn. Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of Clinkingbeard of Ava.
Springfiel Leader and Press
Springfield, MO. June 5, 1967

Ward, Thomas Solter (carpenter)
25 Oct 1894 - 30 June 1958
father: Beverly WARD
mother: Mary BARRETT
husb of Lillie
cemetery Antioch Cem
Halls Funeral Home

HALLS - Virl Virginia Ward, 80, homemaker, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Tuesday at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near Halls. Mrs. Ward, the widow of Bernard Ward, leaves five daughters, Alma Lou Ward and Robin Jeanette Barnes, both of Eudora, Miss., Alice Inez Ward and Linda Jean Feltus, both of Memphis, and Tena Virl Beke of Blytheville, Ark.; six sons, Buford Austin Ward and Richard Clayton Ward, both of Memphis, Dan Alan Ward of Millington, Jodie Fletcher Ward of York, Neb., and Jackie Bernard Ward and Donald William Ward, both of Eudora; a sister, Vera Hall of Arkansas; a brother, Hillard Coats of Ripley, 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 30, 2000

HALLS - Mollie Lou Ward, 94, homemaker, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near here. She was a member of Antioch Church of Christ, Citizens Band Club and Ducks Unlimited. Mrs. Ward, the widow of Richard Foster Ward, leaves two daughters, Mary Buford Cates of Memphis and Janette Legget of Muskegon, Mich.; four sons, Rufus Ward, Sewell Ward, Ted Ward and Bob Ward, all of Halls; a brother, McKinley Bentley of Memphis, 37 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 6, 1995

HALLS - Ronnie Lynn Ward, 38, employee of Ford Construction Co., in Dyersburg, died Sunday at his home of injuries received when an automobile he was working on fell on him. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. He was a member of the Lauderdale County Rescue Squad. Mr. Ward, the husband of Cindy Stutts Ward, also leaves two sons, Ronnie Lynn Ward Jr. and Justin Allan Ward; his mother, Lois Ward; a sister, Tammy Lewis, and four brothers, Ricky Ward, Rodney Ward, Randy Ward and Robbie Ward, all of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 14, 2000

HALLS - Ted Ward, 69, heavy-equipment operator, died of cancer Wednesday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. He was a member of Local Union 369 in Memphis and a former member of the National Guard. Mr. Ward, the husband of Lois Winchester Ward, also leaves a daughter, Tammy Lewis of Halls; five sons, Ricky Ward, Ronnie Ward, Rodney Ward and Robbie Ward, all of Halls, and Randy Ward of Ripley; two sisters, Mary Buford Cates of Memphis and Janette Leggett of Muskegon, Mich.; three brothers, Bob Ward, Sewell Ward and Rufus Ward, all of Halls, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 15, 2000

HALLS - Louise Ward, 75, homemaker and variety store owner, died of heart failure Saturday at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery near Halls. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Ward, the widow of Randolph Ward, leaves a daughter, Carolyn Ward Deaton of Halls; a son, Jerry Ward of Paris, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Kidney Foundation.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 15, 1999

HALLS - Jackie Clyde Watts, 43, former construction worker, died of heart disease Monday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Watts, the husband of Michelle Belew Watts, also leaves a son, Jordon Lewis Watts, and his mother, Maurica Lovelace Lewis, both of Halls; two sisters, Mary Scabet of Ripley and Lois Watts of Halls, and two brothers, Tommy Watts and David Watts, both of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 15, 1999

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