OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Croosroads Cemetery

BURNS FATAL TO YOUTH SUNDAY.
George Herbert Daniel, 14, died Sunday morning in the Baird-Brewer General Hospital of burns he feceived when the DANIEL farm home near Unionville was destroyed by fire Friday night. He was attempting to rekindle a low fire with kerosene when the container exploded. He is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mr. Alvin G. Daniel; brother, Wesley O'Neal Daniel, Halls; sister, Shirley Daniel, Halls. Services were held Sunday at Curve Baptist Church, burial in Crossroads Cem., Curve.
THE HALLS GRAPHIC
HALLS, TENNESSEE
FRIDAY MARCH 8, 1946

NEWBERN - Mildred Lorene Daniel, 78, died Monday at Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls (Tenn.) Funeral Home with burial in Cross Roads Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Newbern. Mrs. Daniel, the widow of Alvie George Daniel, leaves a daughter, Shirley Jean Lawson of Fowlkes; two sons, Wesley O'Neal Daniel of Illinois and Alvie Wayne Daniel of Newbern; two brothers, James Odis Richardson of Gary, Ind., and Joel Richardso n of Dyersburg, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 22, 1993

Fortner, James Noel
b 22 Dec 1860--d 2 Aug 1931
father Robert T Fortner
mother Mickelberry
b. AR, widowed
cemetery Crossroads
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Evelyn Elizabeth Hendren, 75, homemaker, died of pneumonia Friday at Ripley Health Care Center. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. Mrs. Hendren, the widow of Lynn Smith Hendren, leaves two daughters, Betty Goodwin of Ripley and Joyce Austin of Bartlett; two sons, Don Hendren of Ripley and Joe Hendren of Memphis; three sisters, Maggie Tribble of Houston, Texas, Dorothy Driver of Glenolden, Pa., and Shirley Nelson of Henderson, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 16, 1997

Hendren, James Sidney
b 28 Nov 1925--d 15 Dec 1931
father J L Hendren
mother Vera Perry
killed by auto
Crossroads
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Dorothy Love Jackson, 66, retired seamstress, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery near here. Mrs. Jackson, the widow of George B. Jackson, leaves four daughters, Kim Fulcher of Ripley, Deborah Osborne of Whitesburg, Ga., Lovie Dodge of Kingstree, S.C., and Brenda Marbry of Memphis; three sons, George R. Jackson and Jeffrey D. Jackson, both of Ripley, and Frederick B. Jackson of Halls; a stepdaughter, Margie Sterner of Shreveport; a stepson, Jimmie Jackson of Baker, La.; two sisters, Mozelle Blakely of Halls and Shirley James of Vero Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Danny Love and Kenneth Love, both of Ripley, and Murlon Love of Memphis, 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 9, 1993

Lassiter, Robert Currin
b 31 Jul 1862--d 17 May 1932
father Robert Lassiter, NC
farmer, married
cemetery Crossroads
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Nettie Vance Maclin, 88, homemaker, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. Mrs. Maclin, the widow of Willie Maclin, leaves a daughter, Peggy Walton of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three sons, Joe Maclin of Georgia, and William Maclin and Charles Maclin, both of Ripley, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 11, 1998

RIPLEY - Willie R. Maclin, 99, retired security guard, died Sunday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery near here. Mr. Maclin, the husband of Vance Akins Maclin, also leaves a daughter, Peggy Jean Walton of Ocala, Fla.; three sons, William C. Maclin and Charles Maclin, both of Ripley, and Larry Joe Maclin of Ocala, 10 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 8, 1992

RIPLEY - David Ralph Maness, 55, former construction worker, died of heart failure Sunday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Mr. Maness, the husband of Paulette Morton Maness, also leaves two sons, Frankie Maness and David Paul Maness, both of Ripley; four sisters, Joyce Latham and Bonnie Haynie, both of Ripley, Mollie Hilliard of Georgia and Linda Martin of Halls; three brothers, Earl Burks and Gene Burks, both of Memphis and James Maness of Ripley, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 10, 2000

Gerald R. Mashburn, 67, retired butcher, died Monday, Oct. 28, at Methodist Hospital-Central. Services were Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. He was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Kristi Mashburn of Ripley; two sons, Mike Mashburn of Brighton and Jeff Mashburn of Ripley; two sisters, Paulette Davis of Atoka and Mary Janet Pugh of Munford and two grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Myrtle Juanita Mashburn
RIPLEY - Juanita Mashburn, 53, homemaker, died Tuesday at her home. Services were Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. She was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Mashburn, the wife of Gerald Mashburn, also leaves a daughter, Kristi Mashburn of Ripley; two stepsons, Mike Mashburn of Covington and Jeff Mashburn of Brighton; a brother, William Billy Meacham of Collierville, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 5, 2002

RIPLEY - James Kenneth McCloud, 62, carpenter, died of cancer Sunday at his home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Crossroads Cemetery near Ripley. He was an Army veteran. Mr. McCloud leaves four sons, Johnny McCloud, Danny McCloud, Michael McCloud and Lynn McCloud, all of Ripley; three brothers, Walter McCloud of Ripley and Waymond McCloud and Tom McCloud, both of Crossville, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 8, 1996

GATES - Calvin W. 'Sonny' Meacham, 70, retired factory worker, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Curve Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Meacham, the husband of Mildred Meacham, also leaves three daughters, Marie Tinsley of Ripley, Brenda Pope of Collierville and Linda Reynolds of Marion, Ark.; two sons, Wayne Meacham of Ripley and Jerry Meach am of Gates; his mother, Myrtle Meacham of Ripley, and 11 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 17, 1992

RIPLEY - Myrtle Irene Meacham, 96, homemaker, died Monday of heart failure at Ripley Health Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Curve (Tenn.) Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Crossroads Cemetery there. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Meacham, the widow of Earnest William Meacham, leaves a granddaughter whom she raised, Juanita Marshburn of Ripley, and a grandson whom she also raised, William H. Meacham of Collierville; a brother, Aubry Watson of Covington; seven other grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 4, 1997

HALLS - Mrs. Lillian Louise Morton, 61, retired employee of Maramont Corp., died Friday at Henry County Medical Center in Paris. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery in Curve. Mrs. Morton, the widow of Toy Morton, leaves a daughter, Mrs. Paulette Maness of Ripley; a son, Ronny Edwin Morton of Fayetteville, N.C.; four sisters, Mrs. Gladys Taylor of Paris, Mrs. Adie Bell and Mrs. Clydie Walpole, both of Halls, and Mrs. Ruth Hughes of Maury City; two brothers, Frank Watkins of Halls and Harvey Watkins of Paris, and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 18, 1991

Adrian Newman
RIPLEY - Adron Newman, 83, retired farmer, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. He was a member of Curve Baptist Church. Mr. Newman, the widower of Louise Newman, leaves two daughters, Odessa Gay of Ripley and Barbara Lavelle of Covington; a son, Buster Newman; a sister, Dot Pattat, and two brothers, Houston Newman and Junior Newman, all of Ripley, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 15, 2002

RIPLEY - Louise Newman, 82, homemaker, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. She was a member of Curve Baptist Church. Mrs. Newman, the wife of Adron Newman, also leaves two daughters, Odessa Gay of Ripley and Barbara Lavelle of Covington; a son, Buster Newman, and a sister, Carolyn Newman, both of Ripley; a brother, Howard Ruffin of Milwaukee, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 3, 2002

RIPLEY - Howard I. Patterson, 98, retired civil service worker, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Crossroads Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War I Army veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was a member of the Mormon Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 11, 1996

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.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee, September 6, 1968

DYERSBURG - Joy Lorene Russell, 43, clerk for Kroger supermarket, died of cancer Friday at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Evansville (Ind.) Free Holiness Church. She leaves two daughters, Malissa Gilliam and Cathy Davis, both of Dyersburg; two sons, Tommy Sanders Jr. of Halls and Ricky Sanders of Ripley; two sisters, Johnnie Sanders and Kathy Brown, both of Dyersburg; two brothers, John Lawson Jr. of Evansville, Ind., and Ronnie Lawson of Dyersburg, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 29, 1999

RIPLEY - Alta Bell Sellers, 93, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday at Sunrise Healthcare Center in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. She was a member of Leaclair Baptist Church in Memphis. She leaves a daughter, Sandra Escue Jackson of Olive Branch, Miss.; two sons, Preston Kemper of Memphis and Rev. Frank Kemper of Adamsville; a sister, Sue Holman of Ripley, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 15, 1998

Fairy R. Tibbs
Tibbs, Mrs Fay
d 11 Oct 1931
father Isaac Shaw, PA
mother Barnett, IL
b. IL, 44 yrs old
cemetery Crossroads
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Gladys Smith Vaden, 90, retired teacher, died of heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. She was a member of Curve Methodist Church. Mrs. Vaden, the widow of Joseph Wheeler Vaden, leaves a sister, Mildred Smith of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 13, 2001

GATES - Mrs. Darlene Renee Wilson, 28, died Saturday night at Methodist Hospital in Memphis after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls (Tenn.) Funeral Home with burial in Crossroads Cemetery in Curve. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Mrs. Wilson, the wife of Stephen Wayne Wilson, also leaves three sons, Eric Pike and Cory James Dupree, both of Halls, and Matthew Wilson of Gates; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clendenin of Halls; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Kay McClain of Unionville, Mrs. Charlotte Dorithy of Bruceville and Mrs. Sandra Roberts of Dyersburg; and two brothers, Joe Clendenin and Tony Lewis, both of Unionville.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 26, 1990

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