OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Dry Hill Cemetery

RIPLEY - Carrie Mae Ables, 73, homemaker, died of cancer Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Ables, the widow of William Andrew Ables, leaves a daughter, Katrina Rupert of Bessemer, Ala.; two stepdaughters, Ann Williams of Ripley and Candy Alexander of Georgia; a brother, James Riggs of Bloomingdale, Ga., six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 28, 1998

RIPLEY - Harold Edward Ables, 43, carpenter, died of cancer Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Hutcherson's Chapel Cemetery near here. Mr. Ables, the husband of Paula Billings Ables, also leaves two daughters, Kimberly Green of Munford and Chris Ables of Camden; his mother and stepfather, Louise and Dub Richardson of Ripley; five sisters, Virginia Bray, Cathie McCulley, Shelby Mosier and Ilean Ezekiel, all of Ripley, and Peggy Cooper of Millington; a brother, Paul David Ables of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 19, 1995

RIPLEY - William Andrew Ables, 67, retired Air Force technical sergeant, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Ripley. He was a Mason, a Shriner, a past patron of Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Curve Baptist Church, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Ables, the husband of Carrie Riggs Ables, also leaves two daughters, Ann Williams and Candy Alexander, both of Ripley; a stepdaughter, Katrina Rupert of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Elizabeth Clements of Halls; two brothers, George Ables and Ray Ables, both of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 13, 1993

RIPLEY - Mrs. Mildred Ella Arwood, 70, died Friday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near here. Mrs. Arwood, the widow of A. T. Arwood, leaves two dauyhters, Mrs. Betty Gilliland and Mrs. Cathy Stephens, both of Ripley; four sons, Jimmy Arwood, Leslie Arwood and Gary Arwood, all of Ripley, and Danny Arwood of Gates; five sisters, Mrs. Joyce Avery, Mrs. Lois Wright and Mrs. Cora Watson, all of Memphis, Mrs. Mary Weaver o f Ripley and Mrs. Gertie Matthews of South Fulton; two brothers, J. C. Hardy of Halls and Lloyd Hardy of Memphis; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 19, 1990

Services for Mrs. Virginia Arwood, 25, wife of Leslie M. Arwood, were at 2 p.m. Thursday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She also leaves a daughter, Angela Carol Arwood, a brother, Danny Lee Turner, of Halls; and seven sisters, Mrs. Joan Hayes, Mrs. Dorothy Johnson, and Mrs. Mattie Sue Prather, all of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. Brenda Sue Sollice, of Tigrett, Mrs. Patsy Clouse, of Nashville, and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Littles and Miss Nettie Jean Turner, both of Halls.
The Halls Graphic
Friday, March 31, 1972

HALLS - Noah V. Bates, 81, retired factory worker, died Thursday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Jackson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bates, the husband of Audrey Bates, also leaves four daughters, Martha Craig of Covington, Charlotte Williams of Halls, Kelly Henson of Gates and Anita Hammock of Henning; five sons, James V. Bates of Halls, Richard Bates of Houston, Texas, Roger Bates of California, Charles Bates of Ripley and Billy Bates of Gates; two sisters, Frances Hoye of Ripley and Ida Stone of Rutherford; a brother, Billy Bates of Maywood, Ill., 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 8, 2002

RIPLEY - Tina Marie Bates, 24, homemaker, died Friday near McKenzie after an auto accident. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She leaves two sons, Steven Ray Bates and Houston Ray Eubanks, both of Gleason; her parents, Marsha Murphy of Metropolis, Ill., and James Bates of Ripley; a sister, Marsha Ann Staben of Halls; a brother, James Bates Jr. of Ripley, and her grandparents, Noah and Audrey Bates and Ed and Virgie Harrell, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 9, 1996

Georgia B. Blackwood, 69, of Halls, retired from auto sales, died Wednesday of last week, in her home. Rites were Friday in First Baptist Church in Halls, with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery, Halls Funeral Home in charge. She was a member of Hutcherson Chapel Church of God. She leaves children, Kevin and Steve Hardy and Barbara Jennings, of Halls; brothers, Cecil and Tommy Henson, and sisters, Berla and Daisy Sanders, of Ripley; another sister, Ann Gywan, of North Carolina; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Death date March 7, 2007

Steven Edward Blakley, 21/2 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Blakley, of Halls, was dead on arrival at 10 a.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Halls Funersl Home. Burial was in Dey Hill Cemetery. He slso leaves his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Blakley and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Culllen, all of Halls.
Death date Oct. 16, 1972

RIPLEY - Doris Evelyn Blaylock, 59, homemaker, died Sunday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Dry Hill Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of the Church of God in Madison County. Mrs. Blaylock, the widow of Luther Blaylock, leaves a daughter, Mable Marie Blaylock, and two sons, Eugene Blaylock and Jeff Wayne Blaylock, all of Toone, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 4, 2003

Luther Latham Blaylock, 49, formerly of Henning, died at 1 a.m. Saturday in Jackson-Madison County Hospital. He was employed by Cox Lumber Co. at Medon. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Doris Blaylock; two sons, Eugene and Jeffrey, and a daughter, Mable Ann, all of Medon; his mother, Mrs. Eva Blaylock, of Clinton, Ky.; two brothers, David, of Clinton, and Rudolph, of Belleville, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. Marlene Kimmons, of Clinton.

Lonnie BUCKNER, 60, a farmer, died at 11 a.m. Monday at his home at Arp. Services were Tuesday in Dry Hill Assembly of God Church, burial in the church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Nannie Stewart BUCKNER; his mother, Mrs. Nellie BUCKNER; his sons, Guy BUCKNER and Donald BUCKNER, both of Ripley, L. M. BUCKNER, of Covington, and Frank BUCKNER, of Memphis; his daughters, Mrs. Jo Ann ELKINS, of Burnsville, Minn., and Mrs. Letha Pearl HILL, of Chicago, Ill.; his brother, Elic BUCKNER, of Ripley; his sisters, Mrs. Beulah WEBB and Mrs. Bertie Mae CONNELL, both of Memphis and Mrs. Velma JACKSON, of Ripley. LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE FRIDAY MARCH 29, 1968

HALLS - Eva Burns, 85, homemaker, died of heart disease Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Gates. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church. Mrs. Burns, the widow of Freddie Burns, leaves a stepdaughter, Annie Lee Crowder, three stepgrandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 19, 1996

RIPLEY - Barbara Jane Carver, 52, homemaker, died of cancer Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near here. She was a member of Central Assembly of God. Mrs. Carver, the wife of William Carver, also leaves three daughters, Beverly Dunavant of Henning and Sandra Ellis and Candy Russell, both of Ripley; a son, Bobby Carver of Ripley; three sisters, Patsy West of Fulton, Miss., and Betty Pennington and Judy Brown, both of Ripley; a brother, W. E. Smith of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 10, 1996

RIPLEY - Cecil Carver, 58, retired timber cutter, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mr. Carver, the husband of Barbara Bohannon Carver, also leaves two daughters, Sharon Haynes of Ripley and Renee Carver of Jackson; four sons, Michael Carver, Ricky Carver, Jimmy Carver and Tim Carver, all of Ripley; a stepdaughter, Peggy Chipman of Henning; two stepsons, John Cox of Pascagoula, Miss., and Perry Cox of Georgia; his mother, Eva Wieland; a sister, Audrey Bates, and a brother, William Carver, all of Ripley, and eight grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 7, 1993

RIPLEY - Peggy Jean Clement, 62, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg after a long illness. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near here. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Mrs. Clement, the widow of John Austin Clement, leaves a daughter, Jeanie Savley of Memphis; three sons, Vinnie Clement, James Austin Clement and Ricky Lynn Clement, and a sister, Pauline Barcroft, all of Ripley; a brother, Paige Jones of Memphis, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 16, 1993

Ripley - Ricky Lynn Clement, 49, supervisor for Marvin Windows, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. He leaves a daughter, Rene Walding of Ripley; a son, William Clement of Oakland; a sister, Jeanie Savley, and two brothers, Jimmy Clement and Benny Clement, all of Ripley, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 13, 2004

Ripley - Cordell A. Cole, 60, truck driver, died Friday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Halls. He was a member of Bethesda Methodist Church. Mr. Cole, the husband of Tina Jo Foster Cole, also leaves three daughters, Tammy Brown and Beverly Cole, both of Huntingdon, and Angiela Santos of Gates; two sons, Caden Austin of Nashville and Eric Allen Cole of Halls; a sister, Kay Luckett of Halls; a brother, Paul Cole of Buena Vista, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 23, 2005

Gates - Tina Jo Foster Cole, 44, formerly of Miston, homemaker, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Dyer County Memorial Gardens. She was a member of Bethesda Methodist Church in Halls. Mrs. Cole, the widow of Cordell Cole, leaves a daughter, Angela Santos of Gates; two sons, Leon Brimm of Nashville and Eric Cole of Gates; her father, Clifford Foster of Miston, and three brothers, James A. Foster of Nashville, Shannon D. Burnett of Friendship and Timothy D. Burnett of Fowlkes.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 17, 2005

Halls - Ruth Evelyn Kennedy Cone, 79, passed away.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 10, at Halls Funeral Home.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 9, 2006

GATES - W. T. CONE, 81, retired employee of Hutcherson Metals in Halls, died of heart failure Thursday at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Gates. Mr. Cone, the husband of Ruth Evelyn Shands Cone, also leaves two daughters, Wanda Parker and Diane Anderson, both of Dyersburg; a son, Dale Cone of Halls; four stepdaughters, Elaine Moore of Gates, and Norma Ward, Rebecca Hutcherson and Laverne Booker,all of Halls; two stepsons, Ronald Kennedy of Harrisonburg, Va., and Randy Kennedy of Halls; a sister, Laverne Johnston of Johnson City; two stepsisters, Irene Cates and Reba Olds, both of Halls, 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 8, 2000

Dyersburg - John B. 'J.B.' Connell, 57, of Kittanning, Pa., formerly of Dyersburg, truck driver for 35 years, died Friday in Kittanning. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Dry Hill Cemetery in Lauderdale County. J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Connell, the husband of Denise Kammerdiener Connell, also leaves two daughters, Trisha Corpening of Kittanning and Marie Youngblood of Mississippi, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 26, 2005

ATOKA - Guy Ervin Crews, 50, self-employed mechanic, was pronounced dead Monday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Dry Hill Cemetery in Halls. Munford (Tenn.) Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Crews, the husband of Sheila Crews, also leaves a son, Ricky Guy Crews of Tiptonville; a stepdaughter, Amy Chandler of Atoka; a stepson, Danny Chandler of Munford; his mother, Kathryn Fisher of Byhalia, Miss.; three sisters, Marjorie Ballard of Trimble, Virginia Ferrell of Alamo and Patsy Cooper of Byhalia; a brother, Porter Crews of Memphis, and a stepgrandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 3, 1996

Halls - Lurlean L. Crews, 83, retired factory worker for Universal Electric, died Sunday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Crews, the widow of C.A. Crews, leaves two daughters, Betty Sutton of Ripley and Linda Moore of Halls; a son, Floyd Gilliland, and a brother, Charles Edward Mayfield, both of Ripley, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 26, 2005

DYERSBURG - Gracie Lee Deason, 60, owner of a house cleaning service, died Sunday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery in Halls. She attended Tiptonville First Baptist Church. She leaves a daughter, Tammy Louise Warden of Dyersburg; three sons, Mark Wade Deason of Newbern, and Billy Wayne Deason and David F. Deason, both of Ridgely; three sisters, Sadie Pearl Deason of Dyersburg, Ada Vivian of Blytheville, Ark., and Jean Vivian of Searcy, Ark.; three brothers, James Andrew Frame of Halls, L. V. Frame of Florida and Gary Frame of Searcy, Ark., seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 27, 2004

RIPLEY - Joanna Esra Dodson, 86, retired nurse's aide after 25 years with the former Lauderdale County Hospital, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She was a member of Conner's Assembly of God Church. She leaves a stepdaughter, Cristine Sparkson, and a stepson, Robert Dodson, both of Elizabethtown, N.C., and a sister, Annie Esra Prescott of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 11, 1996

HALLS - Mary Louise Cluff Eaton, 57, grocery clerk, died Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Gates. She was a member of Elon Baptist Church in Double Bridges. Mrs. Eaton, the wife of William Allen Eaton, also leaves three sons, David Lents of Forked Deer, and Greg Lents and B. J. Colvett, both of Halls; her parents, Thelma and Bill Blakley of Halls; four brothers, Larry Blakley of Dyersburg, Jimmy Blakley and Rodney Blakley, both of Halls, and Mike Blakley of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 13, 2004

RIPLEY - Robert Andrew Ellis, 30, security guard, died of heart failure Thursday at his home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mr. Ellis leaves his mother, Bonnie Burnham of Saulsbury; his father, Robert Ellis of Henning; two sisters, Mary Beth Arama of Louisville, Ky., and Laura Ellis of Portales, N.M.; two brothers, Marty Lynn Ellis and David Burnham, both of Ripley, and his grandmother, Wilma Esra of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 10, 1997

Ripley - Wilma Louise Esra, 93, homemaker, died Sunday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She was a member of Hutcherson Chapel Assembly of God. Mrs. Esra, the widow of Andrew Thomas Esra, leaves three daughters, Betty Esra Crihfield of Henning, and Dorothy Esra Connell and Bonnie Esra Burnham, both of Ripley; a son, Clifton Esra of Halls; a sister, Molly Proctor of Nixa, Mo., 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 17, 2005

HALLS -- Myrtle Mae Gentry, 81, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Gates. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church near here. Ms. Gentry leaves several nieces and nephews.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 22, 1994

HALLS -- Aurie Fawn Glenn, 73, retired employee of Tupperware Inc., died Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Dyersburg. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Gates. She was a member of Lighthouse Church in Halls. Mrs. Glenn, the widow of William E. Glenn, leaves a daughter, Brenda Prescott of Ripley, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 1, 1994

HALLS - Buddy Green, 41, truck driver, died of heart failure Thursday at his home. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Dry Hill Church of God, where he was a member, with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Green, the husband of Beverly Starr Green, also leaves a son, Bobby Fitzhugh Green of Halls; his mother, Pansy Nelson Green of Halls; four sisters, Kay Johnson, Annette McCaslin, Denise Richardson and Janice Green, all of Halls, and two brothers, Junior Green of Forked Deer and Timmy Green of Curve.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 18, 1997

Halls - Pansy Odell Green, 79. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at Hutcherson Chapel.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 22, 2006

RIPLEY - Martha Sue Harris, 51, factory worker, died of cancer Thursday at her home. Services were Saturday at First United Pentecostal Church, where she was a member, with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home had charge. She leaves a daughter, Barbara Vaughn; two sons, David Henson and Kenneth Henson, and her mother, Thelma Henson, all of Ripley; five sisters, Dorothy Piro and Eva Justice, both of Ripley, Mary Jones and Brenda Henson, both of Illinois, and Charlotte Henson of Bellington, Ill.; five brothers, Ben Henson Jr., Billy Henson, Michael Henson, Jerry Henson and Randy Henson, all of Chicago, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 28, 1997

RIPLEY - William Howard Harris, 6-year-old son of Patsy Holt and Bobby Hutcherson, died Thursday of complications from a seizure at his home. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Dry Hill Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. William also leaves five sisters, Tanya Smith of Dyersburg, Barbara Woodville of Benton, Ark., Jettie Vowell of Hot Springs, Ark., Kathy Watson of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Paula Hogue of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; a brother, Scottie Hutcherson of Halls; and his grandparents, William and Goldie Holt of Ripley, E. J. and Nora Arwood of Dover, and James Harris of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 20, 1996

HALLS -- Ruby Nell Hartsfield, 63, retired Tupperware Co. employee, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Hartsfield, the widow of William C. Hartsfield, leaves a daughter, Joyce Stehle of Jackson; two sons, Donald Hartsfield of Bryson City, N.C., and Greg Hartsfield of Halls; seven sisters, Donna Butler and Barbara Gilliam, both of Eau Claire, Mich., Levata Sherburn of Paw Paw, Mich., Mary Sue Vaughn of Riverside, Mich., Nettie Roth of Harrison, Ark., Brenda Chandcellor of Watervliet, Mich., and Shirley Hutcherson of Halls; a son, Raymond C. Hicks of Fort Smith, Ark., four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 10, 1993

HALLS - William Hartsfield, 68, carpenter, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Gates. Mr. Hartsfield, the husband of Ruby Nell Hicks Hartsfield, also leaves a daughter, Joyce Stehle of Jackson; three sons, Donald Hartsfield of Bryson City, N.C., and Ronald Hartsfield and Greg Hartsfield, both of Halls; six sisters, Dorothy Miller and Leona Bonds, both of Halls, Joan Burnett, Katherine Lloyd and Phyllis Climber, all of Dyersburg, and Pearlie Schwartz of Horn Lake, Miss.; three brothers, James Hartsfield of Big Sandy, L. C. Hartsfield of Luxora, Ark., and Auguster Hartsfield of Halls, four grandchildren and a great- grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 26, 1993

RIPLEY - G. J. Henson, 64, auto mechanic, died Tuesday of an aortic aneurysm at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Dry Hill Church of God, where he was a member and church musician, with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Halls. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Henson, the husband of Lema Rose Harrell Henson, also leaves four daughters, Mitzi Paulette Knolton of Memphis, Jackie Moore of Osceola, Ark., and Beth Fincher and Sandy Goodman, both of Ripley; a son, Stanley Wayne Henson of Ripley; his mother, Rosa Marie Jackson Henson of Ripley; four sisters, Burla Sanders, Daisy Sanders and Georgia Blackwood, all of Ripley, and Ann Gonyw of Morriston, Fla.; two brothers, Cecil Henson and Tommy Henson, both of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 20, 1997

HALLS - Ira Lewis Henson, 62, retired lineman for Forked Deer Electric Co., died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Tipton County. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Grace Bible Baptist Church with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home in Ripley has charge. Henson, the husband of Jessie Gilliam Henson, also leaves three daughters, Mrs. Jeannie Moeller of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Dottie Barton and Mrs. Polly Terry, both of Halls; two sons, Ricky Henson of Ripley and Sammy Henson of Dyersburg; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Helms of Huntingdon and Mrs. Joyce Hill of Ripley; three brothers, Willard Henson of Murray City, Dalton Henson of Ripley and Tollie Henson of Chicago, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 18, 1991

Ripley - Jerry Neil Henson, 46, formerly of Sterling, Ill., machinist, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Graveside services were Monday at Dry Hill Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home had charge. He was a Baptist. He leaves a daughter, Amber Henson, and a son, Jeremy Henson, both of Carpentersville, Ill.; his mother, Thelma Henson of Sterling; four sisters, Eva Justice of Ripley, Mary Jones of Lake in the Hill, Ill., and Charlotte Henson Bellingston and Brenda Henson, both of Sterling, and four brothers, Michael Henson of Chicago, and Sonny Henson, Billy Henson and Randy Henson, all of Sterling.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 30, 2004

HALLS - Lillie Irene Henson, 50, died Wednesday at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Abundant Life Church in Ripley with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near here. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Henson, the widow of Oscar Perry Henson, leaves a daughter, Melody Irene Cox of Ripley; two sons, James Perry Henson of Halls and Peter Lloyd Henson of Ripley; her father, James Edward Hartsfield of Big Sandy; five sisters, Liddie Butler of Carbondale, Ill., Patricia Nelson of Ripley, Frances Hutcherson of Halls, Shirley Boyd of Bartlett and Kathy Davis of Big Sandy; two brothers, James Edward Hartsfield Jr. of Halls and Jasper Carl Hartsfield of Big Sandy, and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 11, 1992

HALLS - Oscar Perry Henson, 52, employee of Ford Construction Co., died Wednesday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Abundant Life Church in Ripley with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near here. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Henson, the widower of Lillie Irene Hartsfield Henson, leaves a daughter, Melody Irene Cox of Ripley; two sons, James Perry Henson of Halls and Peter Lloyd Henson, and his mother, Rosie Henson, both of Ripley; four sisters, Berla Sanders, Daisy Sanders and Beauton Blackwood, all of Ripley, and Ann Gonyaw of Marston, Fla., and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 11, 1992

RIPLEY - Rosa Etta Henson, 94, homemaker, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hutchersons Chapel Church of God near Gates, where she was a member, with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery there. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Henson, the widow of Oscar Henson, leaves four daughters, Berla Sanders and Daisy Sanders, both of Edith, Georgia Blackwood of Ripley and Judith Ann Gonyaw of Henning; two sons, Cecil Henson of Edith and Tommy Henson of Arp, 29 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 18, 2002

RIPLEY - Vernard 'Vernon' Henson, 64, retired truck driver, died of heart failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Dry Hill Church of God, where he was a member, with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mr. Henson, the husband of Bertie Lucille Henson, also leaves three sons, Jerry Glenn Henson, Terry Lynn Henson and Harris Grey Henson, all of Ripley; five sisters, Betty Lutrell of Halls, Vernell Hatfield of Minnesota, Christine Turner of Georgia, and Annie Laura Tidwell and Emma Jean Kenney, both of Covington, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 6, 1998

RIPLEY - Scrap Ballard Herron, 93, homemaker, died of renal failure Tuesday at Ripley Healthcare Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She was a member of Ripley Church of God. Mrs. Herron, the widow of Frank Herron, leaves a daughter, Elsie Faulkner; a sister, Lillie Hoskins, and a nephew who cared for her, G. K. Ballard, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 13, 1999

RIPLEY - Vinson Clyde Hughes, 53, employee of Production Line S-R of Tennessee, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ripley Church of God, where he was a member, with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He leaves a daughter, Malissa Hughes of Dyersburg; two sons, Clint Hughes of Ripley and Chad Hughes of Nashville; his mother, Mary Ruth Benham of Nashville; six sisters, Carolyn Ward Kilzer of Ripley, Brenda Forrester of Gainesville, Ga., Shelia Seretta of Nashville, Sharon Hughes of Woodberry, Cindy Hinson of Canton, Ga., and Regina Readmon of Sweetwater; two brothers, Kenneth Hughes and Joseph Hughes, both of Nashville, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 1, 2002

Albert L. Hutcherson, 59, of 4443 Conner-Whitefield Road, Ripley, husband of Helen Mulligan Hutcherson; and employed in maintenance for S-R Of Tennessee in Ripley, died Monday in Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. Rites were Wednesday in Garner Funeral Home, with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. He was the brother of Danny Ray Hutcherson, Howard Earl Hutcherson, Jerry Wayne Hutcherson and Betty Louise Hammock, of Ripley. Other survivors include sons, Albert III, of Tiptonville, Kevin, of Memphis, and Andrew, of Hoxie, Ark.; a daughter, Lisa Hutcherson, of Jonesboro, Ark.; and another brother, Bobby Joe Hutcherson, of Paris.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise
Ripley, Tennessee, June 21, 2007

ATOKA - Aubrey Guy Hutcherson, 51, plumber, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery in Ripley. He was a member of Wright's Assembly of God Church. Hutcherson, the husband of Betty Hutcherson, also leaves three daughters, Ms. Carolyn Scott of Covington, Ms. Margie Kindrick of Brighton and Ms. Audrey Harden of Munford; two sons, Aubrey Guy Hutcherson Jr. and Tony Hutc herson, both of Atoka; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hutcherson of Halls; four sisters, Ms. Patsy Walton and Ms. Pedgie Webb, both of Halls, Ms. Rebecca Moore of Dyersburg and Ms. Virginia Brasfield of Memphis; three brothers, Dale Hutcherson of Ripl ey, Wiley Hutcherson of Halls and Kenneth Hutcherson of Chicago, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 31, 1991

HALLS - David Harold Hutcherson, 42, truck driver, died of liver disease Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near here. He was an Army veteran and a member of Dry Hill Assembly of God. Mr. Hutcherson leaves a daughter, Jacqueline Hutcherson; two sons, David Lee Hutcherson and Joshua Lynn Hutcherson, and his father and stepmother, Harold and Shirley Hutcherson, all of Halls; his mother and stepfather, Janie and Willie Mingle of Niles, Mich.; two sisters, Lisa Oates and Lori Gay Webb, both of Ripley; two brothers, Gregory Allen Hutcherson of Niles and Mickey Dale Hutcherson of Halls, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 8, 1997

Harrell Hutcherson, 79, veteran of Army military police service during the Korean War, and a retired mechanic, died Sunday morning in his Dry Hill home. He was the brother of Darrell Hutcherson, of Gates, and of Jean Kelly, of Ripley. Rites were Tuesday in Halls, Funeral Home, with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery, full military honors accorded. He leaves his wife, Shirley Ann Hicks Hutcherson; sons, Greg and Mickey, of Ripley; daughters, Lisa Oates, of Ripley, and Lori Terry, of Memphis; step-sons, Joseph Barnett, of Lawrence, Mich., and Richard Barnett, of Lawton, Mich.; step-daughter, Fredia Gabbar, of Hazel Green, Ky., Catherine Hale, of Kalamozoo, Mich., Linda Souther, of Lawton, Mich., and Mary Mullins, of Paw Paw, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Death date June 18, 2006

HALLS - John A. Hutcherson, 95, retired farmer, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after a long illness. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Abundant Life Church in Ripley, where he was a member, with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery there. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Hutcherson's Chapel near Gates. Mr. Hutcherson, the husband of Luna Prescott Hutcherson, also leaves four daughters, Rebecca Moore of Dyersburg, Virginia May Brasfield of Memphis, and Pedgie Webb and Patsy Walton, both of Halls; three sons, Kenneth Hutcherson of Chicago, Dale Hutcherson of Ripley and Wiley Hutcherson of Halls; a sister, Myrtle Gentry of Ripley, 35 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 30, 1992

Hutcherson, Johnny Leon husb of Annie Jane JOHNSON used car dealer. 27 Sept 1928---8 Feb 1957 Dry Hill
father: John A HUTCHERSON mother: Luna PRESCOTT (HFHR)

Halls - Kenneth W. Hutcherson, 70, of Blue Island, Ill., formerly of Halls, salvage dealer, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. He was a Korean War veteran and a Baptist. He leaves three daughters, Janet D. Arendt of Blue Island, Teresa D. Davis of Knoxville and Sharon K. Boyd of Chicago; three sons, Kenneth W. Hutcherson Jr. and Dwayne Hutcherson, both of Blue Island, and Danny M. Hutcherson of Chicago; three sisters, Virginia May Brasfield of Memphis, and Patsy Walton and Rebecca Moore, both of Halls; two brothers, Dale Hutcherson of Ripley and Wiley Hutcherson of Halls, 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 9, 2004

Hutcherson, Lofton Bailey plumber
d. 8 Aug 1952 22yrs old Dry Hill Cem
father: John T HUTCHERSON mother: Luna PRESCOTT (HFHR)

HALLS - Luna Hutcherson, 88, homemaker, died Sunday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Halls. She was a member of Dry Hill Assembly of God. Mrs. Hutcherson, the widow of John Hutcherson, leaves four daughters, Virginia Brasfield of Memphis, and Pedgie Webb, Patsy Walton and Becky Moore, all of Halls; three sons, Kenneth Hutcherson of Chicago, Dale Hutcherson of Ripley and Wi ley Hutcherson of Halls; two sisters, Wilma Ersa of Halls and Molly Proctor of Ripley; 35 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 8, 1995

RIPLEY - William Michael Hutcherson, 20, employee of Magnetek Universal Electric, died Monday at his residence. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hutcherson leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hutcherson Jr. of Ripley; a sister, Lisa Marie Hutcherson of Jonesboro, Ark.; three brothers, Andrew L. Hutcherson of Jonesboro, and Albert Hutcherson III and Kevin Ray Hutcherson of Ripley; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hutcherson of Ripley and Mrs. Opal Mulligan of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 9, 1993

GATES - David Johnson, 43, truck driver for S & R of Ripley, died of cardiac arrest Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hutchersons Chapel Church of God with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Johnson, the husband of Marilyn Kay Green Johnson, also leaves two daughters, Misty Johnson and Jennifer Johnson, both of Ripley; three sons, Eric Johnson and Chris Johnson, both of Gates, and Drew Johnson of Ripley; his father, Jimmy Johnson of Ripley; two brothers, Don Johnson and Danny Johnson, both of Ripley, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 29, 2001

Ripley - Shirley Proctor Juber, 62, of Brunswick, Ga., formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died Wednesday at Hospice of Savannah, Ga. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Juber, the wife of Frank Juber, also leaves two sons, John A. Juber of Brunswick and David Guidry of Florence, Ala., and a brother, Jimmy Proctor of Arkansas.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 10, 2005

RIPLEY - Scott Justice, 66, building maintenance worker, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. He was an Army veteran. Mr. Justice, the husband of Eva Justice, also leaves two sons, Ronnie Sadler of Drakesboro, Ky., and Randall Sadler of Carlisle, Ind.; two sisters, Nellie Price and Vida Justice, both of Pikeville, Ky., and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 7, 2003

RIPLEY - Edgar Donald Koonce, 75, retired factory worker, died of cancer Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Koonce, the husband of Nannie Koonce, also leaves two daughters, Sandra Kay Baricevic and Donna Grau, both of Chicago; a son, Mickey Koonce of Ripley; three stepdaughters, Denise Lovelady of Ripley, and Pat Cole and Kay Cole, both of Buena Vista; a stepson, Ed Henson of Covington; two sisters, Helen Gritchell and Mary Newman, both of Ripley, two grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, a great-grandchild and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 6, 1998

RIPLEY - Nannie Marie Koonce, 73, retired factory worker, died of cancer Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She was a member of Abundant Life Church. Mrs. Koonce, the widow of Edgar Donald Koonce, leaves three daughters, Patricia Cole of Buena Vista, Sharon Cole of Jackson and Denise Lovelady of Ripley; a son, Harold E. Henson of Glenpool, Okla.; three sisters, Dorothy Ferguson of Ripley, Ann Blaylock of O'Fallon, Ill., and Agnes Crotwell of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; two brothers, James Elrod of Ripley and Joseph Elrod of Covington, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 12, 2001

RIPLEY - Ada Robbins Langley, 85, homemaker, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Bible Baptist Church. Mrs. Langley, the widow of Frank Langley, leaves a son, Marshall Langley of Ripley; a sister, Dorothy Brasfield of Halls; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 5, 2000

GATES - Louis Junior Lilly, 44, maintenance employee for Lauderdale County Board of Education, died of a cerebral aneurysm Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near here. He was a member of Gates First Baptist Church. Mr. Lilly, the husband of Juliet Arwood Lilly, also leaves a daughter, Tina Marie Lilly of Gates; a son, Timothy Wayne Lilly of Ripley; three sisters, Helen Etheridge of Gleason, Ronda Troutman of Fort Pillow and Dorothy Wilson of Ripley, and three brothers, Marvin Lilly of Dresden, Royce Lilly of Covington and Danny Lilly of Dyersburg.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 7, 1994

HALLS - Irvin Lutrell, 61, machinist for Tupperware Co. Inc., died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Gates. Mr. Lutrell, the husband of Betty Henson Lutrell, also leaves a daughter, Teresa Lockhart of Ashland City; two stepsons, Gerry Wilson of Ripley and Jimmy Wilson of Halls; three sisters, Olean Palmer of Ripley, Lois Lewis of Halls and Gracie Ferrell; two brothers, Charles Lutrell of Dallas, Texas, and Mervin Lutrell of Halls, and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 3, 1993

RIPLEY - James Elmus Mayfield, 93, retired farmer, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mr. Mayfield leaves a daughter, Lurlean Crews of Halls; two sons, Charles Edward Mayfield and George Marley Mayfield, both of Ripley; a brother, Andrew Mayfield of Humboldt, 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 30, 1992

COVINGTON - Leola S. McBroom, 89, formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery there. She was a member of Ripley Church of God. Mrs. McBroom, the widow of Carl McBroom, leaves two daughters, Frances Archer of Maury City and Charlotte Clark of Covington; three sons, Carey McBroom of Gates, and Alford McBroom and Bennie McBroom, both of Brownsville, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 7, 2004

RIPLEY - Cathie Lee McCulley, 46, homemaker, died Friday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She was a member of Cornerstone Full Gospel Church. She leaves a daughter, Rebecca Ann McCulley Jones of Jacksonville, N.C.; a son, Joseph Richard Holcomb of Ripley; her parents, Louise and William 'Dub' Richardson of Gates; four sisters, Peggy Rankin of Millington, and Shelby Mosier, Virginia Boan and Ilean Ezekiel, all of Ripley; a brother, David Ables of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 22, 2002

Dixie Capes McDaniels
RIPLEY - Deanna Dixie McDaniel, 55, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Jefferson Mortuary in Millington with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery in Halls. She was a member of St. Timothy Methodist Church. Mrs. McDaniel leaves three daughters, Angela McDaniel of Ripley, Sharon Henry of Covington and Bettye Haaland of Oklahoma City; a son, Thomas Lavender of Iowa; her mother, Carrie Owens of Ripley; three brothers, Rowland Capes of Ripley, George Capes of Los Angeles and James Capes of Memphis, and 10 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 10, 2000

ALAMO - Leslie McMillin, 82, retired farmer, died Tuesday at Crockett County Nursing Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Dry Hill Cemetery in Gates. Ronk Funeral Home has charge.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 28, 2003

RIPLEY - Jack H. Midkiff, 63, retired from the Army National Guard, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dry Hill Church of God, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Midkiff, the husband of Carolyn Parrott Midkiff, also leaves three daughters, Rebecca Duck of Hickman, Ky., and Mary Beard and Joyce Beard, both of Ripley; two sons, Robert Beard and Rex Beard; a sister, Margaret Vaughn, and a brother, Pete Midkiff, both of Ripley, 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 18, 2002

Helen Pauline Miller, 68, homemaker, of Ripley died Wednesday, March 21, in Ripley. Services were at 11 a.m., Monday 26, at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Ms. Miller leaves two daughters, Annette Bates of Ripley and Margie Herron of Halls; two sons, Acie Pike of Ripley and David Buckner of Halls; three sisters, Jessie Henson of Halls, Marcie Henson of Ripley and Dorothy Conaster of Ripley; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice,
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

RIPLEY - Raymond Leroy Miller, 54, construction worker, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Miller, the husband of Helen Gilliam Miller, also leaves two sons, Ricky Miller and Raymond Miller, both of California; two stepdaughters, Ms. Shelly Dupree of Illinois and Ms. Annette Bates of Ripley; two stepsons, Acie Pike of Ripley and David Buckner of Halls, and eight grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 13, 1991

RIPLEY - Opal J. Mulligan, 86, homemaker, died of heart failure Friday at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She attended Abundant Life Church. Mrs. Mulligan, the widow of Andrew Thomas Mulligan, leaves six daughters, Peggy Short of Falkner, Miss., Shirley Candena of Houston, Elsie Marcum of Mt. Pleasant, Miss., SharonWilliams and Helen Hutcherson, both of Ripley, and Marty Clem of Covington; two sons, Howard Mulligan of Chicago and T. J. Mulligan of Drummonds, 43 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 26, 2001

RIPLEY - Bobby Lewis Nelson, 38, welder, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale after a heart attack. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Dry Hill Assembly of God with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mr. Nelson, the husband of Cindy Langley Nelson, also leaves a daughter, Kristen Nicole Nelson; a son, Michael Shane Nelson, and his parents, Bobby and Barbara Nelson, all of Ripley; three sisters, Elizabeth Latham and Stephanie Davis, both of Ripley, and Debbie Harris of Halls; two brothers, Ricky Nelson of Ripley and Jeff Nelson of Halls, and his grandmother, Laverne Forsythe of Brownsville.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 24, 1997

DYERSBURG - Katherine Noel, 70, homemaker, died Wednesday of cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at J. W. Curry & Son Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery in Lauderdale County. She was a member of Hometown Pentecostal Holiness Church in Memphis. Mrs. Noel, the widow of Elijah 'Shorty' Noel, leaves three daughters, Frances Patton, Janie Connell and Dorcos Snider, all of Dyersburg; four sons, Damon Noel and Raymond Noel, both of Horn Lake, Billy Noel of Dyersburg and Harold Noel of Bells; a sister, Geneva White, and a brother, John Wright, both of Dyersburg, 23 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 9, 1994

Ripley - Betty Prescott, 66, died Friday, July 21, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 24 at Garner Funeral Home. Burial in Dry Hill Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 23, 2006

BLONDELL Pritchard, 74. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2005 at Garner Funeral Home, Ripley.
Garner Funeral Home
Dresden -
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 21, 2005

GATES - Frances Eugene Ray, 76, retired farmer and county employee, died of heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mr. Ray, the widower of Mary Evelyn Ray, leaves two daughters, Donna Goforth of Ripley and Connie Anderson of Dyersburg; three sons, Bill Ray of Dyersburg, Larry Ray of Gates and Robert Ray of Woodridge, Ill.; two sisters, Mary Phillips and Martha Hunt, and a brother, James E. Ray, all of Ripley, 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 13, 1998

GATES - Betty Ruth Reynolds, 47, sewing machine operator for S & P of Dyersburg, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She was a member of Elon Baptist Church. Mrs. Reynolds, the wife of Elvis W. Reynolds, also leaves two daughters, Angela Marie Agee of Halls and Brittney Reynolds of Gates; her parents, William and Thelma Blakley of Halls; a sister, Louise Eaton of Bon Aqua; four brothers, Larry Blakley of Dyersburg, Jimmy Dale Blakley and Rodney Blakley, both of Halls, and Mike Blakley of Ripley, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 30, 1999

RIPLEY - Clarence Dale Robbins, 48, electrician, died Friday at his home after a heart attack. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near here. He was a Vietnam War Air Force veteran, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Macedonia Baptist Church. Mr. Robbins leaves a son, Rodney Robbins, and his mother, Opal Robbins, both of Ripley, and a brother, Danny Robbins of Boutte, La.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 27, 1997

RIPLEY - Emily Opal Robbins, 76, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at Ripley Community Living Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Robbins, the widow of Lenwood Robbins, leaves a son, Danny Robbins of Luling, La., and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 28, 2001

GATES - Jessie Cornelius Robbins, 70, retired employee of Colonial Rubber Co. in Dyersburg, died of respiratory failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Gates. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Ripley. Mr. Robbins, the husband of Geneva Thurmond Robbins, also leaves two daughters, Shirl Barns and Dianne Smith of Chenoa, Ill.; two sisters, Dot Brasfield of Halls and Becky Peeler of Cody, Wyo., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 15, 1998

HALLS - Charlie Russell Sanders Jr., 44, employee of White Salvage Co. in Ripley, died of cardiac arrest Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near here. Mr. Sanders, the husband of Connie Conatser Sanders, also leaves two daughters, Lisa Faye Sanders and Jennifer Elaine Sanders, both of Gates; a stepdaughter, Tracie Sanders of Ripley; his mother, Ruby Sanders of Halls; a sister, Kathrina Moss of Dyersburg; three brothers, Russell Wayne Sanders and Reg Sanders, both of Halls, and George Sanders of Ripley; his grandmother, Dixie Herron of Halls, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 24, 1997

HALLS - Barry Niles Sanderson Jr., 66, retired employee with Hutcherson Scrap Co., died Monday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a stroke. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mr. Sanderson, the husband of Mary E. Deason Sanderson, also leaves four daughters, Pat Frame, Linda Haynes and Debra Sanderson, all of Halls, and Nancy Phillips of Memphis; a son, Thomas Sanderson of Ripley, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 22, 1996

HALLS - Mary Elizabeth Sanderson, 70, homemaker, died Friday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Halls. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Sanderson, the widow of Barry Sanderson, leaves four daughters, Pat Frame, Nancy Phillips, Linda Haynes and Deborah Sanderson, all of Halls; a son, Thomas Sanderson of Ripley; four brothers, James Deason and Jackie Deason, both of Tiptonville, Billy Deason of Newbern and Donnie Deason of North Carolina, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 7, 2002

RIPLEY - Paul Douglas Shands, 30, employee of Marvin Windows, died Saturday at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Bible Baptist Church near Halls with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Shands leaves two daughters, Ms. Kimberly Shands and Ms. Ashley Shands, a stepdaughter, Ms. Donna Grooms, and two stepsons, Randle Grooms and Shane Grooms, all of LaBelle, Fla.; his mother, Mrs. Joyce Hill of Ripley; three sister s, Mrs. Sammie Ward of Halls, Mrs. Robin Wyrick of Friendship and Mrs. Donna Worlds of Ripley; four brothers, Leslie Shands and Richard Shands, both of Halls, Dewayne Shands of Memphis and Phillip Shands of Henning; two stepsisters, Mrs. Glenda Hayles of Memphis and Mrs. Teresa Davis of Jackson; a stepbrother, Loyvoyd Hill Jr., and his grandfather, Norman Shands, both of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 22, 1991

RIPLEY - Doris Ruth Smith, 73, homemaker, died Tuesday of cardiac arrest at Hillhaven Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Halls. Mrs. Smith, the wife of Ira J. 'Tom' Smith, also leaves a son, Randy Smith of Ripley, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 18, 1995

RIPLEY - Floy J. Smith, 90, homemaker, died of heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Dry Hill Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Henning Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Smith, the widow of Luther Gentry Smith, leaves a sister, Leola McBroom of Covington, and two brothers, Tom Smith and Roy Smith, both of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 4, 1998

RIPLEY - Iria 'Tom' Smith, 83, retired carpenter and brick and block mason, died of pulmonary arrest Friday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a World War II veteran who received three Bronze Stars. Mr. Smith, the widower of Doris Warmath Smith, leaves a son, Randy Ray Smith of Ripley; a sister, Leola McBroom of Covington, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 17, 2000

Ripley - Myrl Smith, 82, died Thursday, December 21 at Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, December 22 and the service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 23 at Garner Funeral Home, with the burial to follow in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Smith is the widow of William A. "Bud" Smith. She is survived by her daughters, Patsy West of Fulton, MS, Betty Pennington, and Judy Brownlee; son, William smith, son-in-law, Bill Carver, all of Ripley, TN; 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 22, 2006

RIPLEY - Randy Ray Smith, 42, retired from Marvin Windows, died of kidney failure Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. He was of the Church of God faith. He leaves a son, Randy Ray Smith Jr. of Moscow; two sisters, Shirley Bernice Stout of Ripley and Linda Sue Wescott of Nashville; two brothers, Chester R. V. Campbell and Stevie Joe Campbell, both of Nashville; three half-sisters, Jimmie Lou Leach of Greenfield, Barbara Campbell and Sara Campbell, both of Brownsville, and three half-brothers, J. T. Hill of Gleason, Billy Ray Campbell of Brownsville and Gene Campbell of Bells.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 23, 2001

HALLS - Roy Eugene Smith, 79, retired iron worker, carpenter and farmer, died of heart failure Wednesday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Halls. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Eagle Club. Mr. Smith, the widower of Margie Cox Smith, leaves six daughters, Lillie Frances Schoonover of Baytown, Texas, Nyoka P. Cannon of Ripley, Roy Jean Bell of Covington, Brenda Kay Heim of Halls, Margie Ruth Smithberger of Marietta, Ohio, and Linda Louise Smith of Lake Station, Ind.; a son, Raymond Eugene Smith of Ripley; a sister, Leola McBroom of Covington; a brother, Iria 'Tom' Smith of Ripley, 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 23, 1999

RIPLEY - Jeffrey Ray Thomas, 28, factory worker, died of head trauma Tuesday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis after an accident. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mr. Thomas, the husband of Loretta McBroom Thomas, also leaves a daughter, Ashley Nicole Thomas of Mason; his mother, Eva Henson Justice of Ripley; three brothers, Ronnie Sadler of Drakesborough, Ky., Terry Sadler of Macon, Ga., and Cecil R. Sadler of Carlisle, Ind., and his grandmother, Thelma Henson of Rock Falls, Ill.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 19, 1999

HALLS - Austin Webb, 75, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale in Ripley after a long illness. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Gates. He leaves a daughter, Bettye Smith of Oklahoma; a son, Anthony Webb of Cypress, Calif.; two sisters, Luna Cooper of Ripley and Lorene Sanders of Halls, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 5, 1992

BEULAH MAE WEBB, 84, of Memphis, homemaker, died of heart disease Monday at Methodist Hospital Germantown. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hutchington Chapel in Ripley, Tenn. with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery there. Forest Hill Funeral Home East has charge. She was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Mrs. Webb, the widow of Lonnie F. Webb, leaves a daughter, Margaret Brumlow of Memphis; a son, Harold Webb of Scotland, Ark.; a sister, Velma Jackson of Ripley, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 30, 1996

RIPLEY - James Herbert Webb, 69, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired salesman, died of heart failure Tuesday at Methodist Hospital Germantown. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. He was a Korean War Marine veteran. Mr. Webb, the widower of Rebecca Nell Webb, leaves a daughter, Cheryl Smith, and a son, Warren Webb, both of Memphis; a sister, Lydi Glothan of Gary, Ind.; a brother, David Webb of Ripley, and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 20, 1998

RIPLEY - Lena Katherine Webb, 79, homemaker, died of cancer Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Gates. Mrs. Webb, the widow of Allen H. Webb, leaves four daughters, Helen Sue Apperson of Halls, and Birdie Lucille Henson, Katherine Louise Apperson and Betty Sue Prescott, all of Ripley; a sister, Dixie Herron, and two half-sisters, Louise Buckner and Dorothy Robison, all of Halls, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 12, 1999

LONNIE FRANK WEBB, 79, of Quito, Tenn., retired maintenance worker for E. L. Bruce Co., died of cancer Tuesday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel with burial in Dry Hill (Tenn.) Cemetery. Mr. Webb, the husband of Willie Mae Webb, also leaves four daughters, Peggy Norman of Big Sandy, Tenn., Connie Rush of Memphis, Patricia Papageorgeon of Mississippi and Esther Vanhorn of Arkansas; two sons, Jerry Webb of Memphis and Harold Webb of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Lydia McGlaughlin of Valparaiso, Ind.; two brothers, James Webb of Memphis and David Webb of Halls, Tenn., 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 5, 1995

HALLS - Pedgie Beatrice Webb, 71, homemaker, died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Halls. She was a member of Dry Hill Assembly of God. She leaves a daughter, Patricia Collins of Memphis; three sons, David Webb of Memphis, John Webb of Dallas and Paul Webb of Friendship; three sisters, Virginia Brasfield of Memphis, and Patsy Walton and Rebecca Moore, both of Halls; three brothers, Kenneth Hutcherson of Chicago, Dale Hutcherson of Ripley and Wiley Hutcherson of Halls, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 26, 2003

RIPLEY - Rebecca Nell Webb, 64, homemaker, died Tuesday of heart failure at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Webb, the wife of James H. Webb, also leaves a daughter, Cheryl Hunt of Southaven, Miss.; a son, Warren Webb of Memphis; a sister, Peggy Lieberman of Palm Springs, Calif.; two brothers, Jackson Armour and Montell Armour, both of Covington, and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 25, 1998

RIPLEY -- Timothy Keith Webb, 26, of Southaven, cook, died Saturday of a gunshot wound at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near here. Mr. Webb leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Webb, a sister, Angel Webb, and a brother, Michael Webb, all of Southaven, and his grandparents, Beulah Webb of Memphis and Marvalene King of Little Rock.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 19, 1994

RIPLEY -- Eva Wieland, 77, homemaker, died Wednesday morning of cardiac arrest at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near here. She was a member of Full Gospel Church. Mrs. Wieland, the widow of John S. Carver, leaves a daughter, Audrey Bates, and a son, William H. Carver, both of Ripley; a sister, Elean Harrison of Hazen, Ark.; a brother, Darrell McClellan of Ontario, Calif., 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and tw o great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 5, 1994

HALLS - Gary Wayne Wright, 50, construction worker, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Dry Hill Cemetery near Halls. He leaves three sons, Kenny Wright and Kevin Wright, both of Halls, and Terry Wright of Friendship; his parents, Buford and Robbie Wright of Halls; two sisters, Linda Hutcherson of Maury City and Paulette Baggett of Henning; four brothers, Jimmy Wright and Harold Wright, both of Halls, David Wright of Friendship and Paul Wright of Dyersburg; his grandmother, Annie Lee Borner of Tampa, Fla., and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 25, 2003

Dyersburg - Jackie Yarbro, 54, passed away. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, August 4, at Halls Funeral Home.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 4, 2006

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