OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Edith Cemetery

RIPLEY - Reba Sue Agee, 57, homemaker, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale after a stroke. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. She leaves three sisters, Robbie Nelson and Jeanette Goss, both of Ripley, and Charlotte Cullipher of Abbeville, and four brothers, Luther Jackson Jr. of Jackson, Jerry Jackson of Mauldin, S.C., Earl Jackson of Sikeston, Mo., and Michael Jackson of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 25, 1997

RIPLEY -- Marvin T. Akin, 95, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired salesman for Sears, Roebuck and Co., died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church near here. Mr. Akin, the widower of Lillie Dell Akin, leaves a daughter, Darthy Johnson of Memphis; three sons, Louis T. Akin of San Leandro, Calif., Hewey Akin of Memphis and Jimmy Akin of Bells, Tenn.; a brother, J. B. Akin of Memphis, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 1, 1993

RIPLEY - Nell D. Archer, 69, homemaker, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Archer, the wife of William P. Archer, also leaves two daughters, Arlene Peters of Havelock, N.C., and Deborah Neal of Ripley; a son, William P. Archer Jr. of Pleasant View; a sister, Ruby Howard of Ripley, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 4, 2002

William (Bill) Archer
Ripley - William Pierson Archer, 78, retired electroplater, died Saturday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Macedonia Baptist Church. Mr. Archer, the widower of Nell Davis Archer, leaves two daughters, Arlene Peters of Havelock, N.C., and Deborah Neal of Ripley; a son, Bill Archer Jr. of Pleasant View, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 9, 2005

RIPLEY - William Jerry Archie, 73, retired teacher and factory worker, died Friday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Archie, the husband of Oma Archie, also leaves five daughters, Judy Dunaway, Rhonda Delaney and Mary Olds, all of Ripley, Shelia Guthrie of Henning and Gerrie Goodwin of Halls, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 7, 2003

Charles I. "Dump" Arwood
5/17/1901---11/18/1977
f. Charles Newman Arwood
m. Hannah Hull
husband of Ruby Hazel Crihfield
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Hannah Arwood
6/11/1878 6/15/1962
father Ted Hall
mother Head
w/o Charley N. Arwood d.1916
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Mrs Nancy Arwood
b 27 Oct 1850 --- d 26 Oct 1927
father, Hurley
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

George Ashworth
9/15/1889 11/1/1956
Joe Ashworth
Wife Mamie Crihfield
Cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

James Clayton Ashworth
1/16/1887 2/24/1958
father Joseph Ashworth
mother Mollie Brown
wife Ola Vaughn
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Mamie Ashworth
6/11/1895---5/14/1977
f. Dave Crihfield
m. Mary Elizabeth Treadwell
widow of George Ashworth
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN


RIPLEY - Emily Balkom, 78, retired film processor, died of lung disease Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home of Ripley with burial in Edith Cemetery. She leaves a daughter, Sarah Crihfield of Ripley; four sons, Gerald Garrett of Lake Mary, Fla., David Balkom of DeLand, Fla., and Emmitt Balkom and Richard Balkom, both of Orlando, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 28, 2000

Albert George Barcroft
7/22/1888---7/29/1972
f. George Fredrick Barcroft
husband of Hazel
b. IL
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

HALLS - John 'Parks' Barlow, 74, retired custom craft factory employee and farmer, died of heart disease Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. A World War II Army veteran, he was awarded a Purple Heart and was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Barlow, the husband of Allie Louise Barlow, also leaves four daughters, Robin Medlin of Dyersburg, Rhonda Barlow of Gates, Linda Bratcher of Richland, Miss., and Brenda Miller of Saltillo, Miss.; a sister, Dorothy Crihfield, and a brother, Milford Barlow, both of Ripley; and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 23, 1995

Earl Thomas Bates
10/3/1944---2/5/1974
f. John Bates
m. Opal Goforth
husband of Lorene McCloud
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY - John Wesley Bates, 84, retired farmer, died of heart failure Wednesday at Columbia Regional Hospital in Jackson. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. Mr. Bates, the widower of Opal Louise Bates, leaves four daughters, Louise Hammock, Ann Neal and Jenell Kellum, all of Ripley, and Betty Blakely of Halls; two sons, Buddy Bates of Halls and James Bates of Gates; four sisters, Frances Hoye of Ripley, Ida Stone of Kenton, and Martha Bates and Catherine Wheeler, both of Jacksonville, Ark.; four brothers, Herbert Bates of Ripley, Ewell Bates of Paris, Noah Bates of Halls and Bill Bates of Chicago; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 30, 1997

RIPLEY - Opal Louise Bates, 70, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. Mrs. Bates, the wife of John Wesley Bates, also leaves four daughters, Louise Hammock, Ann Neal and Jennell Kellum, all of Ripley, and Betty Blakley of Halls; two sons, Buddy Bates of Halls and James Bates of Gates; three sisters, Mary Spencer, Ruby Allen and Bertha McRee, and a brother, Buford Gofort h, all of Ripley, 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 5, 1993

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

Violet Pauline Baughman
9/28/1919 9/9/1961
father Jim Ashworth
mother Ola Herron
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Dorman Beard
8/4/1923---4/3/1976
f. Leonard Beard
m. Alice Midyett
husband of Carolyn Fay Parrott
Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY - Roy Jean Bell, 55, van driver for Helen Tucker Center, died of pulmonary fibrosis Sunday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Munford Funeral Home with burial in Edith Community Cemetery in Ripley. She was a Baptist. She leaves a daughter, Wanda Wilson of Atoka; a son, Terry Wayne Bell of Covington; five sisters, Lillie Frances Schoonover and Nyoka Cannon, both of Ripley, Brenda Kay Heim of Cleveland, Ohio, Margie Ruth Smithberger of Marietta, Ohio, and Linda Louise Smith of Valparaiso, Ind.; a brother, Raymond Eugene Smith of Ripley, and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis Intensive Care Unit Waiting Room.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 6, 2001

Halls - Carmon Belton, 84, retired well driller, electrician and plumber, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. He was a Mason and a member of Halls First United Methodist Church. Mr. Belton, the husband of Frances Reece Belton, also leaves three sons, Carmon Reece Belton of Halls, Timothy Ray Belton of Jackson and Robert Jeffery Belton of Ripley, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Edith Cemetery.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 18, 2005

RIPLEY - Thomas Achilles Bentley, 81, retired truck driver, died of heart failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. He was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Bentley, the widower of Hazel Bentley, leaves a son, Bill Bentley of Georgia; a sister, Mae Dunaway of Ripley, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 20, 2001

RIPLEY - Vallie Dean Bentley, 75, housekeeper, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after a long illness. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Macedonia Baptist Church near here, where she was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Miss Bentley leaves three sisters, Birdie Key of Ridgetop, Katie Dinkins of Houston, Texas, and Mae Dunaway of Ripley, and a brother, Thomas Bentley of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 28, 1992

Anne Booker
17 Apr 1956
stillborn
father: J W Booker
mother: Christine E Ditto
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

Barbara Diane Booker
27 Sept 1952 ---30 Nov 1952
father: Estell Booker
mother: Elizabeth Leggett
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

Halls - Casey Lynn Booker, 31, died January 10, 2007. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. January 13, funeral service at 2 p.m. January 14 at Halls Funeral Home. Burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. He is survived by his wife, Laura Craig Booker.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 13, 2007

HALLS - Estel Booker, 80, retired school bus mechanic for Lauderdale County School System, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. He was a member of Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department and Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. Booker, the widower of Virginia Ditto Booker, leaves a daughter, June Barnes of Gates; two sons, John Booker of Gates and Bobby Booker of Cadet, Mo.; three sisters, May Camper, Kathleen Ditto and Darthy Valdez, all of Ripley; two brothers, Thomas Booker of Ripley and William Booker of Halls, three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 28, 2003

Booker, infant son
b 25 Jan 1931---d 26 Jan 1931
father T C Booker
mother Annie Burns
Edith
Garner Funeral Home

Michael Larry Booker
12 Dec 1952---15 Dec 1952
father: James Weldon Booker
mother: Christean Ditto
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Thomas Ivory Booker, 83, retired carpenter, died Wednesday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. Mr. Booker, the husband of Maria Magdalena Feldman Booker, also leaves a daughter, Jeanette Grantland of Ripley; three sons, Thomas C. Booker and Marvin Booker, both of Ripley, and Don Booker of Millington; three sisters, Artie Mae Camper, Kathleen Ditto and Darthy Valadez, all of Ripley; a brother, William Booker of Halls, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 16, 2004

Virginia Lucille Ditto Booker
HALLS - Lucille Booker, 73, former Tupperware Corp. employee, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Ripley. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. Mrs. Booker, the wife of Estel Booker, also leaves a daughter, June Barnes of Gates; two sons, John Booker of Gates and Bobby Booker of Cadet, Mo.; two sisters, Christine Booker of Halls and Faye Jones of Ripley; two brothers, Roy Ditto of Ripley and Paul Ditto of Lyles, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 15, 2000

Halls - William "Boot" Booker, 75, retired carpenter died December 3, 2005 at the Methodist Hospital after a short illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 6 at Halls Funeral Home Chapel with burial in The Edith Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Janice Graham Booker; two daughters, Marie Hammoch of Halls and Linda Diefenback of Gates, TN; three sisters, Artie Mae Camper, Kathleen Ditto and Darthy Valadez all of Ripley, TN.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 5, 2005

RIPLEY - Erma Mae Braden, 68, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Braden, the widow of Louis Turner Braden, leaves eight daughters, Hilda Newman, Linda Campbell, Angela Goforth, Sharron Meadows, Shelia Hutcherson, Teresa Goforth and Anita Ellis, all of Ripley, and Cindy Legett of Dyersburg; four sons, Lanny Braden, Mark Braden and Paul Braden, all of Ripley, and Terry Braden of Benton, Ky.; four sisters, Robbie Dorton of Holland, Mich., and Frances Martin, Charlotte Hoggard and Debbie Scurio, all of Fennville, Mich.; five brothers, James Hoggard of Ripley, Robert Hoggard of Elgin, Ill., and Dennis Hoggard, David Hoggard and Roy Hoggard, all of Fennville; her stepmother, Ella Hoggard of Fennville, 29 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 16, 1998

RIPLEY -- Louis Turner Braden, 68, retired farmer and truck driver, died of cancer Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. He was a Methodist. Mr. Braden, the husband of Emma Mae Hoggard Braden, also leaves nine daughters, Helda Newman, Linda Campbell, Sharon Booker, Shelia Hutcherson, Theresa Goforth, Janice Harrison, Angela Goforth and Anita Ellis, all of Ripley, and Cindy Leggett of Dyersburg; four sons, Larry Braden, Mark Braden and Paul Braden, all of Ripley, and Terry Braden of Benton, Ky.; three brothers, Gene Braden of Ripley, W. C. Braden of Frayser and Elmer Braden Jr. of Waterloo, Ala., 26 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 2, 1994

Eloise Bratcher
3/7/1915---1/30/1973
f. Wm. E. Crews
m. Sophie Sanford
widow of Malcolm R. Bratcher
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY - Homer Howard Bratcher, 92, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired farmer and carpenter, died of heart failure Thursday at Shelby Pines Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. Mr. Bratcher, the widower of Carroll Elnora Bratcher, leaves two daughters, Carolyn Carpenter and Linda Sue Williamson, both of Lutz, Fla.; two sons, Douglas Bratcher and Jim Bratcher, and a sister, Lois Broadway, all of Memphis; a stepsister, Lillie Radesi of Mt. Morris, N.Y., four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 18, 2000

RIPLEY - John F. Bratcher, 88, retired employee of Lauderdale County Highway Department and farmer, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Bratcher, the widower of Maggie Bratcher, leaves two sisters, Mrs. Lois Broadway of Memphis and Mrs. Lillie Mae Radesi of Mt. Morris, N.Y., and a brother, Homer Bratcher of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 9, 1991

Malcolm R. Bratcher
3/16/1910 12/28/1958
father Levi Bratcher
mother Lucy Ann McCarmack
wife Eloise Crews
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Ollie Bratcher
d 10 May 1931
24 yrs old
father Levi Bratcher
cemetery Edith
Garner Funeral Home

Thomas Asberry Brice
1 Dec 1862---20 Dec 1946
husb of Signora Crihfield
Halls Funeral Home

Signora Brice
17 Sept 1871---3 Jan 1947
father,: Wm Henry Crihfield
mother: Louisa Perkins
wd of Thomas Asberry
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

Bobbie Hunt Bridges
b 30 Aug 1931--d 23 Jan 1932
father Pleas Bridges
mother Alice Hunt
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Bridges, infant son
still born 27 Feb 1927
father Pleas Bridges
mother Hunt
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Wm Earl Bridges
d 22 Feb 1928
father Pres Bridges
mother Hunt
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Nell Brownlee
RIPLEY - Ruby Nell Brownlee, 90, homemaker, died of cancer Sunday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Brownlee, the wife of William Tom Brownlee, also leaves a friend who took care of her, Ann Shepard of Ripley. Any memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 24, 1998

RIPLEY - Ruby Nell Brownlee, 90, homemaker, died of cancer Sunday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Brownlee, the wife of William Tom Brownlee, also leaves a friend who took care of her, Ann Shepard of Ripley. Any memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 24, 1998

RIPLEY -- Guy Buckner, 57, foreman for Magnetek, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church. Mr. Buckner, the husband of Beatrice Robles Buckner, also leaves three daughters, Charlene Pope, Brenda Buckner and Laura Buckner, all of Ripley; two sons, Paul Buckner of Ripley and Kevin Buckner of Henning; two sisters, Leatha Davey of Lakewood, Wis., and JoAnn Elkins of Orange City, Fla.; two brothers, Frank Buckner of Dyersburg and Donald Gene Buckner of Chickamauga, Ga., and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 7, 1993

Tony Burns
12/11/1913---2/22/1973
f. Ruben Burns, m. Ida Beshears
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY - Austin Edward Cagle, 77, retired firefighter for Blytheville (Ark.) Air Force Base, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. He was a Korean War Army and Air Force veteran and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mr. Cagle, the husband of Ann Crinfield Cagle, also leaves two sons, Richard Cagle of Memphis and Eddie Cagle of Bartlett; a stepdaughter, Sandra Holland of Newbern; three sisters, Anna Lois Hilliard of Ripley, Dolly Gamble of Kennett, Mo., and Shirley White of Chesterfield, Mo., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 5, 2002

George Garfield Calloway, 73, of Edith, retired farmer, died at 9:30 p.m. last Friday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered that day. Services were Saturday in Edith Methodist Methodist Church, burial in Edith Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Wilmer Hemby Calloway; his daughter, Mrs. Charles Whitten, of Memphis; brothers, Leod Duggan, of Memphis and Frank Duggan, of Okla. City, Okla.; and his sister, Mrs. Marion Reece, of Ripley. Death date May 31, 1968

Ripley - Michele Lynn Carmack, 25. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2006 at Garner Funeral Home.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 16, 2006

RIPLEY - James D. Chisholm, 80, retired merchant, died Sunday at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church near Ripley, where he was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Chisholm, the husband of Katie Heathcott Chisholm, also leaves a son, Jimmy D. Chisholm of Ripley; two sisters, Louise Cook of Louisville, Ky., and Rosebud Evans of Ripley, and a grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 18, 1993

HALLS - Jimmy Dale Chisholm, 63, retired self-employed truck driver, died of diabetes Sunday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. He was a Baptist. Mr. Chisholm, the husband of Velma Avery Chisholm, also leaves a son, Michael Chisholm of Halls; his mother, Katie Heathcott Chisholm of Edith, three stepgrandchildren and a step great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 25, 1999

Lawrence Chisholm
1/27/1914---12/8/1977
f. Wm. Houston Chisholm
m. Mattie Lee Webster
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Ripley - Margaret M. Churchill, 68, died December 29, 2006. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, January 1, 2007 and funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, both at Garner Funeral Home. Burial is in Edith Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home 731-635-1271
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 31, 2006

Morris Henry Clement
1/27/1910---9/5/1979
f.____ Clement
m. Ella Smith
husband of Mattie Tidwell
cemetery Edith Lauderdale County TN

Ruth Clement
10/7/1914---1/3/1977
f. Lewis Crihfield
m. Irene Chism
wife of Morris Clement
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Earl H. Coker
1/31/1894 11/28/1970
father Wm. Coker
mother Cora Haun
h/o Elsie Williams
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Elsie W. Coker
8/16/1901---12/24/1980
f. T. W. Williams
m. Emma Hawn
wife of Earl Coker
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Dwight Eugene Colvin
d. 2 Mar 1949
age 6 days old
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

Katie Cowan
2/18/1966 2/19/1966
father William Cowan
mother Mattie Lou Modlin
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Lee Ann Cowan
6/8/1972---6/8/1972
m. Wanda Fay Cowan
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

GATES - Mattie Lou Cowan, 75, homemaker, died of cancer Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Edith Cemetery there. Mrs. Cowan, the wife of William L. Cowan, also leaves four daughters, Mildred Hardy of Halls, and Shirley C. Smith, Dorothy C. Floyd and Martha Braden, all of Ripley; four sons, William E. Cowan of Halls, and Bennie Cowan, Robert Cowan and David Cowen, all of Ripley; a sister, Annalean Henson of Ripley; three brothers, James Modlin of Memphis, Billie Modlin of Texas and Gene Modlin of Ripley, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 1, 1996

RIPLEY - William David Cowan, 73, retired county employee, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. Mr. Cowan, the husband of Ellen Marie Cowan, also leaves three daughters, Pat Butner of Ripley, Wanda Moore of Halls and Gloria Brandon of Nashville; a stepdaughter, Renee Tibbs; a stepson, Charles Crawford; three sisters, Laura Bostick, Joy Williams and Martha Holt, and a brother, Bobby Cowan, all of Ripley, four grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 25, 1998

GATES - William L. Cowan, 76, retired farmer, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis of complications from surgery. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Edith Cemetery near there. He was a member of Ripley Church of God. Mr. Cowan, the widower of Mattie L. Cowan, leaves four daughters, Mildred Hardy of Halls, Shirley Smith and Martha Braden, both of Ripley, and Dorothy Smith of Memphis; four sons, William E. Cowan of Halls, Benjamin Cowan and David Cowan, both of Gates, and Robert Cowan of Ripley, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 30, 1999

Clarence Lee Craig
4/12/1900---4/5/1972
f. Will Craig
m. Lula Hancock
husband of Martha Alice Wood
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale Count TN

Lula H. Craig
Mrs. Luella "Lula" Craig
9/21/1875 4/12/1959
father Dan Hancock
mother Nancy Hall
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Wanda Craig
10/16/1903 6/25/1965
father O. B. Grear Sr
mother Bertha Crihfield
h/o Clarence Craig
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY - George Archie Crews, 96, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired farmer, died Saturday of heart failure at Methodist Hospital Germantown. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. He was a member of Edith United Methodist Church and past president of the Lauderdale County Farm Bureau. Mr. Crews, the widower of Rachel Crews, leaves four daughters, Elizabeth Treusch of Pensacola, Fla., Helen Sutton of Tampa, Fla., Peggy Hazelrig of Memphis and Bobbie Jacobs of Gates; three sons, Hilliard Crews, Aubrey Crews and George Crews Jr., all of Memphis; a sister, Lexie Thompson of Memphis; a brother, Barney Crews of Jackson, 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 15, 1995

Hilliard R. Crews, 79, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, founder and former president of Great Southern Corp., died of pneumonia Friday at Methodist Hospital Germantown. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Edith (Tenn.) Cemetery. He was a member of Schoolfield United Methodist Church and a World War II Army veteran. He leaves four sons, G. Hugh Crews of Germantown, Hilliard Crews Jr. of Collierville, Lauren Crews of Rossville, Tenn., and Charles Crews of Nashville; four sisters, Elizabeth Truesch of Pensacola, Fla., Helen Sutton of Tampa, Fla., Peggy Hazelrig of Memphis and Bobbie Jacobs of Gates, Tenn.; two brothers, Aubrey S. Crews of Germantown and George A. Crews Jr. of Collierville, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 1, 2000

Altie Crihfield
2/7/1906 9/8/1964
father W. J. Howard
mother Ada Hargett
w/o Henry Crihfield
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Bracken Crihfield
Ernest Brackin Crihfield
10/17/1898 7/13/1970
father Ras Crihfield
mother Florence Winn
h/o Willie Lou Craig
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

C. Herman Crihfield
9/3/1901---2/22/1976
f. Mack Crihfield
m. Lucy RAY
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

D. F. Crihfield
b 13 Nov 1863 --- d 25 Nov 1927
father Frank Crihfield
mother Dennie
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Dewey Crihfield, 70, tax assessor for 32 years until his retirement 8 years ago, died last Friday in his home at Edith. Services were Sunday in Mascedonia Baptist Church, burial in Edith Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mary Latham Crihfield; son, Talmadge L. Crihfield, of Edith; daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Sutton, of Ripley, Miss Elizabeth Crihfield, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Dorothy Cullipher, of Alamo, and Mrs. Edith Lancaster, of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Mrs. Mamie Ashworth and Mrs. Morris Ray, both of Ripley.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
Friday August 9, 1968

RIPLEY - Dorothy Edna Crihfield, 78, homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. She was a member of Ripley First Assembly of God. Mrs. Crihfield, the widow of Alvin Crihfield, leaves two daughters, Lois Barham of Ripley and Jenny Barnes of Waverly; two sons, Barry Crihfield and Jerry Barlow, and a brother, Milford Barlow, all of Ripley, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 12, 1998

Eddie Mae Crihfield
1/19/1906---6/8/1978
f. James Koonce
m. Mollie Prescott
wife of Barney Crihfield
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Florence Crihfield
4/25/1875---6/18/1972
f. ____Winn
widow of E. D. Crihfield
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Gene Crihfield
b. 31 Oct 1926---d. 15 Oct 1931
father Henry Crihfield
mother Howard
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Henry M. Crihfield
10/16/1891---7/14/1976
f. David Fowler Crihfield
m. Henrietta Garrett
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Crihfield, infant son
b. 6 Sep 1931---d. 6 Sep 1931
father Herman Crihfield
mother Wilma Chism
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Irene Gertrude Crihfield
9 Mar 1887---3 Dec 1947
father: Andrew Jackson Chism
mother: Addie Gertrude Grogan
wf of Lewis Henry
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

James Cleveland Crihfield
11/13/1885---11/27/50
father Ruce Crihfield
mother Martha Pennington
cemetery Edith

James H. Crihfield
1/23/1860 --- 3/24/47
father William H. Crihfield
mother Cornelia St.John
farmer
cemetery Edith

Jimmie Alford Crihfield
15 June 1938---25 Feb 1948
father: Johnie Alford Crihfield
mother: Eddie Mae KOONCE
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

Joe M. Crihfield
b 20 May 1887 --- d 13 Dec 1928
father Reece Crihfield
mother Martha Pennington
cause of death Pneumonia
cemetery Edith
Garner Funeral Home

Mrs. Lena Brogdon Crihfield, 78, died at 12:30 p.m. Satyrday in Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg, which she entered two weeks earlier. She was the widow of Edgar L. Crihfield, who died in 1949, in Osceila, Ark. Services were Monday in the First Baptist Church in Halls, burial in Edith Cemetery. She leaves her sons, E. S. Crihfield, of Halls and W. F. Crihfield, of Dermott, Ark.; brothers, B. F. Brogdon and Charles Brogdon, both of Blytheville, Ark.

Lewis Henry Crihfield
10/11/1881 6/30/52
d. Oakville Sanitorium
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Lillie Belle Crihfield
4/3/1878 3/10/1969
father George T. Akin
mother Betty Hughes
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Maria Louise Crihfield
Crihfield, Mrs W H
b 27 Sep 1848---d 27 Jul 1932
father Andrew Perkins
mother Charlott Voss
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Minnie Crihfield
10/20/1960 age 86 yrs.
father CLAY
w/o John Crihfield died in 1916
cemetery Edith

Mrs Mollie C. Crihfield
d. 15 Sep 1933 54 yrs old
father Treadwell
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Mrs. Neelie Chism Crihfield, 77, widow of Cleveland Crihfield, who died in 1951, he was an Edith farmer; died at 3 p.m. Saturday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered three weeks earlier. Services were Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Edith Cemetery. She leaves her brother, John CHISM, of Ripley; her sisters, Mrs. Jeanie Maness, of Arp and Mrs. Odell Ellis, of Edith.
(b 2/8/1891 d 4/6/1968 father A. J. Chism mother Addie Grogan)

Ora Crihfield
12/4/1886---12/5/1975
f. James Thomas Beard
m. Mary Ella Latham
widow of W.E. Crihfield
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

W. H. Crihfield
b. 22 Nov 1841---d. 11 Apr 1933
John Crihfield, VA
Elizabeth Hustead, W VA
farmer, widowed, b AR
Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

William Everett Crihfield
b. 15 Sept., 69 yrs. 9 mon. 6 days
d. 21 June 1934
father Billy Crihfield b. N.C.
mother St. John b. N.C.
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home Page 87

Emily Cummins
10/25/1873 4/17/1962
father Isaac Davis
mother Annie Martin
w/o John Cummings
b. IN
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Katie L. Dikins
RIPLEY -- Katie Lou Dinkins, 69, of Houston, formerly of Ripley, died Sunday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. Mrs. Dinkins leaves two sons, Wayne Dinkins and Eugene Dinkins, both of Houston; two sisters, Mae Dunaway of Ripley and Birdie Key of Ridgetop, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 19, 1994

baby girl Ditto
5/26/1963 5/26/1963
father Ray Lewis Ditto
mother Wilmeter Dennison
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

RIPLEY - Henry Edward Ditto, 74, retired Tupperware employee, died of respiratory failure Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. He was an Air Force veteran. Mr. Ditto, the husband of Kathleen Ditto, also leaves two daughters, Paulette Moore and Julie Anderson, and a son, Edward Ditto, all of Ripley; three sisters, Lucille Booker and Christine Booker, both of Halls, and Faye Jones of Ripley; two brothers, Roy Ditto of Ripley and Paul Ditto of Lyles, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 29, 1999

RIPLEY - Willmeter M. Ditto, 61, homemaker, died Wednesday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. She was a member of Central Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Ditto, the wife of Roy Lewis Ditto, also leaves two daughters, Shirley Vaughn of Middleton and Donna Neal of Ripley; five sons, Jimmy Booker and Larry Ditto, both of Ripley, Jerry Booker of Halls, Lynn Ditto of Milan and Tony Ditto of Texas; her mother, Lucille Denison of Ripley; three sisters, Mary Sinclair of Covington, and Ruth White and Faye Hutcherson, both of Ripley; four brothers, J. T. Denison of Memphis, Val Denison of Horn Lake, Miss., and Billy Denison and Johnny Denison, both of Ripley, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 23, 1996

RIPLEY - James Alex Dunaway, 78, retired self-employed auto mechanic, died of heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Ripley First Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II veteran. Mr. Dunaway, the husband of Mae Bentley Dunaway, also leaves two sons, James Russell Dunaway of Red Star, Ark., and William Thomas Dunaway of Memphis; a sister, Delois Woods of Flint, Mich.; a brother, Robert Dunaway of Canfield, Ohio, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 17, 2001

RIPLEY - Alvin Dupree, 67, retired Lauderdale County employee, died Thursday night of heart failure at the Regional Hospital of Jackson. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. He was an Army veteran. He leaves two daughters, Linda Littles of Ripley and Angela Marts of Walnut Ridge, Ark.; two sons, Alvin Dupree Jr. of Ripley and Alan Dupree of Halls; three sisters, Dorothy Bates of Chicago, Nancy Oliver of Ripley and Betty Snyder of Wisconsin; two brothers, Arthur Dupree and Leslie Dupree, both of Chicago; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 21, 1998

Amanda Gail Dupree
10/9/1975---7/21/1978
f. Alvin Dupree
m. Donna Johnson
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Ruby Dupree
2/10/1913---3/17/1978
f. John Spencer
m. Etta Russell
widow of Louie Dupree
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Bessie Ellis
4/12/1903---3/18/1976
f. Jack Chism
m. Addie Grogan
wife of George Odell Ellis
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Thomas Henry Elsey
Thomas Henry Elzey
10/10/1899 5/1/1963
father Lee Elzey
mother Annie Garrett
h/o Marguerite Greer
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Marguerite Elzey
76 years---1/13/1976
f. Owen Grear
m. Bertha Crihfield
widow of Henry Elzey
d. Paducah, KY
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Ripley - Paul Hunt Escue, 76, retired banker, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ripley First United Methodist Church with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He leaves two sisters, Selma White of Memphis and Odessa Fields of Cherokee Village, Ark., and a brother, Turner Escue of Ripley. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 9, 2005

Services for Roy T. Escue, farmer and grocer, of Ripley, were held Thursday in Ripley's First Methodist Church, burial in Edith Cemeery. Mr. Escue, 63, died Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Born at Forked Deer, son of the late Joseph Albert Escue and Mrs. Mamie Lee Stanley Escue, he moved to Lauderdale County in 1917. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maggie Hunt Escue; two sons, Joe Turner Escue, of Golddust and Paul Hunt Escue, of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd White, of Memphis and Mrs. Milo H. Fields, of Rapid City, SD; four brothers, Bill Escue and Joe Clyde Escue, both of Halls, Lanie Escue, of Ripley and Jack Escue of Jackson; one half brother, Leslie Henry Escue, of Halls; three sisters, Mrs. Jane Hinds and Mrs. Vergie Young, both of Halls, and Mrs. Eugene Bivens, of Jackson; one half-sister, Mrs. Jesse Smith of Halls; one brother, Maynard Escue, died during WWI, and his step-mother, Mrs. Jettie Escue, of Halls.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday November 21, 1958

RIPLEY - Bertha Jean Fennell, 67, retired store owner, died of heart failure Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. She was a Girl Scout leader, past president of the Ripley Jaycettes and a member of Edith Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school. Mrs. Fennell, the wife of Harlen Fennell, also leaves three daughters, Linda Williams of Ripley, Mary Jane Belton of Halls and Donna Fennell of Owensboro, Ky.; two sons, Tommie Fennell of Knoxville and Henry Fennell of Nashville, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 9, 1999

Dona Fennell
10/30/1907---3/25/1975
f. Luther Robison
m. Minnie Garrett
widow of Tommie Fennell
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Harlen Fennell
RIPLEY - Henry Harlen Fennell, 76, retired metallurgist for International Harvester, died Wednesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Edith Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Fennell, the widower of Bertha Jean Fennell, leaves three daughters, Linda Williams of Ripley, Mary Jane Belton of Halls and Donna Fennell of Owensboro, Ky.; two sons, Henry Fennell of Nashville and Tommie Fennell of Knoxville; a sister, Jane Meadows of Ripley, 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 26, 2002

Tommy Fennell
Tommie Fennell
4/27/1900 5/23/1970
father Henry Fennell
mother Dora Maxwell
h/o Dona Robison
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

deceased: O. C. Ferguson TN
date of funeral: 26th January 1925 12 p.m. at the grave.
cause of death: pneumonia
date of death: 25th January 1925 1 a.m.
farner married Baptist
aged: 59 years
father: Milton Ferguson TN
mother: Miss Forsythe TN
interment: Edith Cemetery
Curry Funeral Home Volume 14---Page 1
The remains of Mr. Ollie Ferguson, of Halespoint, who died in a
Dyersburg hospital, were brought here and interred Monday at the Edith cemetery. The deceased was a large land-owner of Halespoint and had been sick only a few days with double pneumonia.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday January 30, 1925

Grover C. Forsythe
b 15 Jul 1890---d 14 Jan 1932
father W S Forsythe
mother Johnson
husb of Clara
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

deceased: infant Foster
date of birth: 22nd October 1922
date of funeral: 29th October 1922
age: 7 days
name of father: W.J.Foster
name of mother: Lula------
interment: Edith Cemetery
Curry Funeral Home Volume 11--- Page 266

deceased: Mrs. Lula Foster
date of funeral: 28th October 1922
residence: Chic, TN
funeral services: Edith Cemetery Lauderdale County,TN
certifying physician: Dr.Tipton
cause of death: childbirth
date of death: 26th October 1922
married: yes
age: 24 years
Curry Funeral Home Volume 11---Page 262

Maie Rice Frasier
RIPLEY - Maie R. Frazier, 80, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale after a long illness. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church near here. Mrs. Frazier was the widow of Glen Frazier.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 29, 1993

Mary A. Freeman
3/18/1912---10/1/1972
f. Wm. A. Craig
m. Lula Hancock
widow of George Freeman
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Lillie Garrett
9/21/1882---2/24/1974
f. James Barbour
m. Betty ______
widow of Sellie Young Garrett (d.1928)
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Marion Garrett
Died 3/8/1958 age 48 yrs.
Father Robert Garrett
Wife Ida Smith
d. Shelby Co TN
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County death

Robert Ira Garrett
5/19/1887 5/27/52
father T.M. Garrett
mother Josie Chipman
wife Eunice Anderson
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

S. Y. Garrett
Garrett, Sellie Y
b. 15 Mar 1871--- d. 24 Mar 1928
father Wm H Garrett
mother Pennington
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

T. M. Garrett
Garrett, Thomas M
b. 11 Nov 1851 --- d. 6 Jul 1927
father Henry Garrett, NC
Mother Hester
h/o Lizzie
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Henry Gates (Getzhalt)
11/9/1877 7/2/56
father Charles G. Getzhalt
mother Martha Lindblum
b. Chicago IL
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Charles Goforth
RIPLEY - Charlie Goforth, 50, farmer, died of cancer Tuesday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. Mr. Goforth, the husband of Theresa Braden Goforth, also leaves a daughter, Melissa Michelle Mauppins; a son, Charles Timothy Goforth, and three sisters, Linda Moore, Agnes Medford and Patsy Gay, all of Ripley; seven brothers, Albert Goforth, Buford Lynn Goforth, Ronnie Goforth, Donald Goforth and Jimmy Goforth, all of Ripley, Jasper Goforth of Dyersburg and Bobby Goforth of Halls, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 31, 2000

GATES - Mrs. Eddie Idell Goforth, 68, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Edith Cemetery. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mrs. Goforth, the widow of J. C. Goforth, leaves six daughters, Mrs. Margaret Bowls and Mrs. Kathy Benson, both of Halls, Mrs. Lyvon Maxwell and Mrs. Brenda Bricco, both of Ripley, Mrs. Martha Norwood of Martin and Mrs. Jeanette Booker of Gates; three sons, J. B. Goforth of Caruthersville, Mo., Jake Goforth Jr. of Ripley and Jimmy Goforth of Halls; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Lean Henson and Mrs. Mattie Lou Cowan, both of Ripley; three brothers, John E. Modlin of Wills Point, Texas, James Modlin of Memphi s and Harris Modlin of Ripley, 32 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 5, 1991

Dorthula Grear
Thulie M Grear
d. 7 Jan 1929
age 68 yrs old
widow of G N
cemetery Edith
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Elsie Arwood Grear, 93, homemaker, was pronounced dead due to heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Edith United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Grear, the widow of Paul Grear, leaves a daughter, Fay Willard of Dallas; a son, Ray Grear, and a sister, Nell Brownlee, both of Ripley, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 15, 1997

George Newton Grear
Grear, G N
d 26 Jul 1928
no age given
Nathan Grear
Lou Meadows
merchant
cemetery Edith
Garner Funeral Home

Owen Bernard Grear, 88, retired from Tupperware, of Ripley, died Friday, July 6, at his residences. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 8, at Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home had charge. He was a member of Edith united Methodist Church. Mr. Grear, husband of Dorothy Trosper Grear, leaves two daughters, Barbara Ward of Hornlake, Miss. and Carol Linton of Germantown, Tenn.; a son, O.B. Grear III of Ripley; ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday July 11, 2007

Roy Carl Grear
b. 20 July 1897--- d. 12 Oct. 1934
father A.B.Grear
mother Bertha Clarene Crihfield
Bolivar, Tn. death
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Owen Bernard Greer
22 Jan 1876---18 July 1952
father: George Newton Greer
mother: Mary D Caldwell
son: Paul Greer
wd farmer
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

Alma Lee Hall
8/17/1903---7/2/1976
f. Thomas ONeal
m. Aribell Martin
widow of Wm. H. Hall
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY -- Charlotte Gail Hall, 61, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired dispatcher, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Edith United Methodist Church near here with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Southaven, Miss. Mrs. Hall, the wife of Rufus Hall, also leaves five daughters, Pam Burgess and Lisa Hayes, both of Horn Lake, Miss., Susan Shackelford and Rhonda Sarg, both of Southaven, and Kelly Gordon of Walls, Miss.; a sister, Montine Long of Memphis; three brothers, Paul Meadows and Jerry Meadows, both of Ripley, and Jack Meadows of Loudon, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 30, 1993

E. D. Hall
b. 5 Dec. 1845 d. 25 Nov. 1935
b. Maine
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Mrs Fanny Hall
d. 12 Feb 1929
age 76 yrs old
cemetery Edith
Garner Funeral Home

Hilda Hall
After a week’s illness, on December 10, Miss Hilda Hall passed to the Great Beyond, leaving mother, father, two sisters, and one brother and a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. The remains were laid to rest the following day in Edith Cemetery. Enterprise Friday December 24, 1926

Marshal Hall
Marshell L. Hall
6/11/1878 10/24/1958
wife Martha Crews
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

RIPLEY - Ruby Mae Hall, 85, died Saturday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center in Ripley. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church near Ripley. Mrs. Hall, the widow of Herman Edward Hall, leaves a sister, Geraldine Apperson of Dyersburg, and five brothers, Carlton Stanley, Harold Stanley, Joe Stanley and Paul Stanley, all of Halls, and Gene Stanley of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 20, 1993

RIPLEY - Rufus Arwood Hall, 72, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired mechanic for Bluff City Buick, died Thursday at Methodist Healthcare-South in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Edith Cemetery near Ripley. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Hall, the widower of Charlotte Meadows Hall, leaves five daughters, Pam Burgess, Kelly Smith and Lisa Hayes, all of Horn Lake, Miss., and Susan Shackelford and Rhonda Sarg, both of Southaven, Miss.; two sisters, Margaret Dodd of Big Sandy and Ann Crume of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, A. F. Hall of Olive Branch, Miss., 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 7, 2003

RIPLEY - Susie Sadler Hall, 78, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired salesperson, died of pneumonia Sunday at Bright Glade Convalescent Center in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Macedonia Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hall, the widow of Guy Hall, leaves a daughter, Patsy McQuirter of Memphis; a sister, Lula Murile Meadows of Ripley; a brother, Gene Sadler of Ripley, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 13, 1998

Wm. Hazzard Hall
8/25/1909 12/7/1961
father M. L. Hall
mother Mattie Crews
wife Alma ONeal
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Cora Hamby
2/24/1889---4/24/1980
f. Thomas Edgar Beard
m. Mary Ella Latham
widow of Lynn Hamby
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Myrt Samuel Hamby
8/30/1891---2/28/1976
f. Sam Hamby
m. Margaret Jennings
husband of Cathey_____
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY - Mary Alice Harden, 85, retired beautician, died Wednesday at Lauderdale County Health Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Harden, the widow of Bennie L. Harden, leaves several nieces and nephews.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 1, 1992

May Harrell
b 6 Mar 1923 --- d 29 Dec 1927
father J H Harrell
mother Irene Crihfield
cemetery Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Recie Lee Harrell, 88, homemaker, died of respiratory arrest Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. She was a member of Curve Church of Christ. Mrs. Harrell, the widow of Sam Harrell, leaves a daughter, Rose Henson of Edith; a son, Bobby Harrell of Ripley; a sister, Mazie Harrell of Halls, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 20, 1997

Fred Harrison
RIPLEY -- James Fred Harrison, 85, of La Grange, Ill., formerly of Ripley, retired state highway department employee, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood, Ill. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley, with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. He leaves a daughter, Shirley Drenning of La Grange; a stepdaughter, Betty Miller of Las Vegas; four half-sisters, Eva Thompson, Lena Glenn and Dottie Harrison, all of Memphis, and Elbia Dillingham of Ripley, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 9, 1994

James Horace Harrison
10/16/1901---2/13/1975
f. _____Harrison
m. Callie Stamps
husband of Lady M. Hall
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Ripley - Lady M. Harrison, 96, died July 23, 2007 at her son's house. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and the service at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Garner Funeral Home with the burial to follow in Edith Cemetery. Mrs. Harrison was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Horace Harrison; her second husband, Thomas Dwell Harrison, son, Hall Harrison; and daughter, Margie Wardell. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Harrison of Ripley, TN, stepson Amos Harrison of Pope, MS; stepdaughters, Joyce Fitzgerald of Oxnard, CA, Frances Ammons of Memphis, TN, Eldridge Childress of Ripley, TN; foster son, Charles Lindsey of Ripley, TN, 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 25, 2007

Ruth Harrison
4/29/1908---4/21/1977
f. James F. Minner
m. Lou Ida Baker
wife of Fred Harrison
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Sellie Harrison
7/4/1904---5/9/1980
husband of Elean Hutcherson
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Horace L. Heathcott
H. L. (Pete) Heathcott, Sr., 82, Edith farmer, died Saturday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Monday in Edith Methodist Church, burial in Edith Cemetery. He was born in Dyer County. He leaves his wife, Mattie Vaden Heathcott; son, H. L. Heathcott, Jr., of Ripley; daughters, Mrs. Joe Crihfield, Mrs. Owen Duggan, Mrs. James Chisholm and Mrs. Glen Chisholm, all of Ripley and Mrs. Don Nye, of Cleveland, Ohio; brother, Forrest Heathcott, Sr., of Halls; sisters, Mrs. Otto Lucas and Mrs. Joe Cook, both of Ripley and Mrs. H. A. Krievicher, of Memphis.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
Friday August 30, 1968

Ola Herron
died 9/28/69 age 72 years
father Jim Vaughn
mother Violet Hargett
w/o Richmond Herron
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

RIPLEY - Elma Latham Hilty, 89, retired teacher, died Monday of heart failure at Lauderdale County Health Care Center. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hilty was the widow of Gideon C. Hilty.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 28, 1994

Elley L. Howard
10/20/1895---2/3/1978
f. W. J. Howard
m. Ada Hargett
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Ethel Lois Howard
2/24/1898---3/20/1974
f. Emmett Bradford
m. Anna Pennington
wife of E. L. Howard
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Kenneth Paul Howard
3/19/1927---8/10/1972
f. Will Howard
m. Lillie Stewart
husband of Jane Fennell
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Lilly Lee Howard
9/9/1887---2/20/1980
f. Henry Stewart
m. Ida Collier
widow of Will Howard
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY - Paul William Howard, 76, retired farmer, died Wednesday morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital -Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church near Ripley, where he was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Howard, the husband of Ruby Prescott Howard, also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Molly Troup of Chapel Hill and Mrs. Connie Sue Gaines of Ripley; two sons, R. C. Howard of Ripley and Larry Howard of Bethel, Alaska; a sister, Mrs. Mary Prescott of Ripley; a brother, Gary Howard of Memphis, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 16, 1990

Wm H Howard
b 11 Oct 1873 --- d 7 Mar 1929
father James Howard
mother Hurley
cemetery Edith
Garner Funeral Home

Ripley - Delphia Ellen Hunt, 95, homemaker, died Thursday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 64 years, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hunt, the widow of Julian Thomas Hunt, leaves a daughter, Ruth Carol Bailey of Memphis, two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 22, 2005

Joseph Bedford Hunt
b 14 Aug 1840 --- d 30 Mar 1928
father Thomas Hunt, NC
mother Toury, NC
Shelby Co death
Edith
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Julian Thomas Hunt, 83, retired farmer, died of heart failure Friday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran. Mr. Hunt, the husband of Delphia Bridges Hunt, also leaves a daughter, Ruth Carol Bailey of Memphis, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 28, 1997

Julus Hunt
Jule Hunt
d. 22 Jul 1928
age 57 yrs old
Shelby Co death
Cemetery Edith
Garner Funeral Home

Lucinda F. Hunt
Sandy Lucinda Hunt
2/5/1877 5/30/1962
father Thomas Reynolds
mother Mandy Hurley
w/o Jules Hunt
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Marvin Alton Hunt
4/4/1916---9/22/1971
f. Julius Hunt
m. Lucinda Reynolds
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Henning - Bonnie Sue Hutcherson, 91. passed away February 20, 2007. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. February 22 at the Edith Cemetery, near Ripley TN
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 22, 2007

RIPLEY - Jonathan 'Speedy' Hutcherson, 4-month-old son of Jerry and Faye Hutcherson of Ripley, died Thursday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. He also leaves a half-sister, Jessica Hutcherson; a half-brother, Joshua Hutcherson; and his grandparents, Lucille Dennison and Louis and Lola Hutcherson, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 6, 1995

Lewis Hutcherson
RIPLEY - Howard Lewis Hutcherson, 85, retired farmer, died of heart failure Thursday at Ripley Healthcare Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and was a World War II Army veteran, having received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Mr. Hutcherson, the widower of Lola Mal Hutcherson, leaves a daughter, Betty Hammock; five sons, Albert Hutcherson, Howard Hutcherson, Bobby Hutcherson, Danny Hutcherson and Jerry Hutcherson, and a sister, Virgie Jackson, all of Ripley, 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 19, 1998

RIPLEY - Lola Mai Hutcherson, 80, homemaker, died Friday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. Mrs. Hutcherson, the wife of Lewis Hutcherson, also leaves a daughter, Betty Hammock; five sons, Albert Lewis Hutcherson, Howard Hutcherson, Bobby Joe Hutcherson, Danny Hutcherson and Jerry Wayne Hutcherson; a sister, Dorothy Webster, and three brothers, Odell Chipman, Hershell Chipman an d Fred Chipman, all of Ripley, 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 11, 1995

RIPLEY - Luna Jackson, 78, died Wednesday morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. Mrs. Jackson, widow of Luther Jackson, leaves four daughters, Robbie Nelson, Reba Agee and Jeanette Goff, all of Ripley, and Charlotte Cullipher of Jefferson, Ohio; five sons, Gene Jackson and Michael Jackson, both of Ripley, Luther Jackson Jr. of Jackson, Jerry Jackson of Mauldin, S.C., and Earl Jackson of Oildale, Calif., 31 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 20, 1992

Ernest Eugene Jennings
5/24/1921---1/23/1971
f. W. G. Jennings, Sr.
m. Gwendolyn Foster
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

RIPLEY - Genevieve Latham Crihfield Jennings, 90, homemaker, died Thursday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Bexar FCE Club. Mrs. Jennings, the widow of William E. Jennings, leaves two daughters, Ann Crihfield Cagle and Shirley Crihfield Spiller-Warpool, both of Ripley, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 24, 2003

Geraldine Jennings
5/10/1907---8/10/1971
f. W. G. Jennings Jr
m. Gwendolyn Foster
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Gwendolyn Jennings
3 June 1881---24 Apr 1953
father: Charlie Foster
wf of W G
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

Wm. Early Jennings
8/21/1910---9/13/1976
f. J. T. Jennings
m. Martha Harwell
husband of Genevieve Latham
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Wm. Gaylon Jennings Jr
Died 7/15/1955 age 16 yrs.
Father W. G. Jennings
Mother Nell Pennington
Cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Wm. Green Jennings, Sr.
4/2/1874 11/10/1966
father Richard C. Jennings
mother Martha Carson
wife Gwendolyn Foster d. 1955
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

DYERSBURG - Edwin C. Johnson, 91, retired farmer, died Sunday at Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery in Lauderdale County. He was a member of Dyersburg First Baptist Church and was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Johnson, the widower of Jewell Johnson, leaves a daughter, Lynda Johnson of Birmingham; two sisters, Dorothy Robinson of Flint, Mich., and Martha Roughton of Lapeer, Mich., and a brother, Milo Johnson of Charlotte, N.C. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 15, 2002

DYERSBURG - Jewell H. Johnson, 74, retired claims representative for the Social Security Department, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after a heart attack. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Ripley with burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. Dyersburg Funeral Home has charge. She had worked for the Social Security Department for 36 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Dyersburg, Pilot Club and Dyersburg Women's Club. Mr s. Johnson, the wife of Edwin C. Johnson, also leaves a daughter, Lynda Johnson of Birmingham. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 7, 1995

Charley L. Keltner
7/17/1899---6/23/1976
f. Ephram Keltner
m. Molly Frazier
husband of Clara HUNT
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY -- Clara Hunt Keltner, 93, died Friday at Reelfoot Manor Nursing Home in Tiptonville. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. Mrs. Keltner, the widow of Charlie Keltner, leaves a brother, J. T. Hunt of Ripley, and a nephew whom she raised, Ray Bridges of Gates.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 22, 1994

Ripley - Bettye Sue Kerbough, 94, retired Realtor, died Saturday at Cordova Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Kerbough, the widow of Richard Floyd Kerbough, leaves a grandson who helped care for her, Terry Kerbough of Arlington, one other grandchild and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 24, 2004

Donald Ray Kerbough, 63, of Arlington, retired executive for UNISYS, died of an aneurysm Friday at AMI St. Francis Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Edith, Tenn. Mr. Kerbough, the widower of Scooter Kerbough, leaves a daughter, Donna Miller of Sedona, Ariz.; a son, Terry Kerbough, and his mother, Bettye Sue Kerbough, both of Arlington, and three grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.urnside, Ky., a member of First United Methodist Church of Memphis and a graduate of Northwestern University and Evanston University. Mrs. Kreamer, the widow of A. Ross Kreamer, leaves two sons, Jack Kreamer of Memphis and Paul Kreamer of Eufaula, Ala., seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis


Richard Floyd Kerbough
6/15/1899---10/4/1977
f. Albert Kerbough
m. Ola King
husband of Bettye Craig
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Zillah Peel 'Scooter' Kerbough, 49, of Memphis, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Mrs. Kerbough, wife of Don Kerbough, also leaves a daughter, Donna Miller of Arizona; a son, Terry Kerbough of Memphis; a sister, Mary Sue Curtis of Brentwood, Tenn.; a brother, Pete McGehee of Texarkana, Ark., and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 17, 1992

George Alton Kiestler, 44, of Ripley, truck driver, died Wednesday of last week, in his home. Rites were Friday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Edith Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Audrey Lynn Cowan Kiestler; sons, David Alton Kiestler, Garrett Lee Kiestler, and William Michael Hutcherson, of Ripley, and Dakota Benjamin Kiestler, of Gates; daughters, Lacey Kay Kiestler and Magan Cheyenne Kiestler, of Gates, and Samantha Jessica Kiestler, of Louisiana; his mother, Betty Kiestler, of Gates; and a sister, Melissa Helms, of Memphis
The Lauderdale County Enterprise
Ripley, Tennessee, Sept. 20, 2007

Marie Kompton
died 1/21/1972 73 years old
f. Henry Stewart
m. Ida Collier
widow of John Kompton
d. Chicago,IL
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY - Bessie L. Hall Koonce, 93, homemaker, died Friday of heart failure at Hillhaven Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. Mrs. Koonce, the widow of James H. 'Dude' Koonce, leaves two daughters, Mary M. Newman and Helen L. Gitchell; two sons, James W. Koonce and Edgar D. Koonce, and a sister, Lady M. Harrison, all of Ripley, 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 19, 1995

RIPLEY - Edgar D. Koonce Jr., 43, formerly of Ripley, truck dispatcher, died Saturday of an accidental overdose at his home in Tinley Park, Ill. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. Mr. Koonce, the husband of Felicia Koonce, also leaves his father, Edgar Koonce of Ripley; two sisters, Sandra Kay Baricevic of Crestwood, Ill., and Donna Grau of Worth, Ill., and a brother, Michael Koonce of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 19, 1995

Ida H. Latham
10/31/1896---12/19/1976
f. John W. Harrison
m. Freddie B. Smith
widow of T.W. Latham
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Rosa Howard Latham
Mrs. W. H. Latham
Died 6/23/51
father Elzey Howard
mother Mary Jane Allen
cemetery Edith

Thurman W. Latham
Thurmond Walter Thurmond
1/12/1889 4/19/1964
father Thomas Latham
mother Mary
h/o Ida Harrison
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Wm. Harris Latham
10/16/1870 11/3/1965
father Thomas Latham
mother Elkington
h/o Rosa Howard d. 6/23/1951
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Mrs Ann Levid
b 29 Nov 1843---d 15 Feb 1931
Mother Caldwell
cemetery Edith
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Linda Dianne Littles, 43, died of cancer Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. She was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church. Mrs. Littles, the wife of James Vernon Littles, also leaves a daughter, Leslie Rena Lemons; two sons, Danny Ray Littles and Ricky Lynn Littles, and a sister, Teresa Phelps, all of Ripley, and a brother, Jessie Wright of New Albany, Miss.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 4, 1999

RIPLEY - Eddie O. McBroom, 71, farmer, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. Mr. McBroom leaves four daughters, Eluise Ammons, Brenda Wright and Linda Cowan, all of Ripley, and Donna Fay Davis of Halls; a son, Howard Lynn McBroom of Halls; a sister, Margaret Hall of Ripley; six brothers, Buddy McBroom of Elgin, Ill., W. M. McBroom and Henry McBroom, both of Ripley, and Bobby Gen e McBroom, W. Warren McBroom and James Robert McBroom, all of Halls, 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 2, 1992

Eddie O. McBroom, Jr
Died 8/25/1966 age 20 years
h/o Betty Jane Hogeland
d. CA
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

RIPLEY - Mrs. Edna McBroom, 65, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. She was a member of Edith United Methodist Church. She leaves her husband, Eddie O'Donald McBroom; four daughters, Mrs. Donna Faye Davis of Halls, Mrs. Louise Ammons, Mrs. Brenda Wright and Mrs. Linda Cowan, all of Ripley; a son, Howard Lynn McBroom of Halls; a brother, Wyman Duncan of Halls, 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 6, 1991

Pearl McKay
died 3/18/1960 age 65 yrs.
W. L. Latham
Rosie Howard
w/o J. M. McKay
d. FL
cemetery Edith

Patsy Hall Burke Mcquirter, 64, of Collierville, died Monday, February 27, 2006 at Methodist University Hospital-Germantown. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 and the service at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2 at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley, TN with the burial in Edith Cemetery. Mrs. McQuirter was an active member of Independent Presbyterian Church in Memphis. She was also a member of the Varity Club, Women's Exchange Club, and The British Car Club, all of Memphis. She was the director of Communicable Disease for the Shelby County Health Dept. and the former director of the Lauderdale County Health Dept. Mrs. McQuirter was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar McQuirter; and brother, Jimmy Hall. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Burke Parrish, and son-in-law, Lee Parrish, of Olive Branch, MS; three grandchildren, Jennifer of Columbia, TN, Matthew, and Leanna, both of Olive Branch, MS; and an Aunt Lula Murile Meadows of Ripley, TN.
Garner Funeral Home
Ripley, TN
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 1, 2006

Alberta McRee
RIPLEY - Melissa Alberta Mcree, 61, homemaker, died of cancer Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mrs. Mcree, the widow of Clyde Edward McRee, leaves two daughters, Teresa Mcree and Diane Littles, both of Ripley; a son, Jessie Wright of New Albany, Miss.; a brother, Buford Goforth of Ripley, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 24, 1998

Clyde Edward McRee
2/13/1926---8/8/1975
m. Ruth Colvin
husband of Alberta ___
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY - Clara G. Meadows, 53, homemaker, died Saturday of an aneurysm at Fort Sanders Park West Hospital in Loudon. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Edith Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Meadows, the wife of Jackie Meadows, also leaves three daughters, Cynthia Ann Carver and Karen Lynn Meadows, both of Ripley, and Dawn Marie Sawyers of Munford; three sisters, Mary Heckey of Wisconsin, Margaret Leach of Springfield, Ill., and Karen Hall of Oaklawn, Ill.; two brothers, Carl Parnitzke of Burbank, Ill., and Jimmy Parnitzke of Wisconsin, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 24, 1995

RIPLEY -- David Wayne Meadows, 19, of Loudon, formerly of Ripley, cook at Shoney's in Loudon, died Monday in Loudon. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Edith United Methodist Church near Ripley with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Meadows leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Meadows of Loudon; three sisters, Cindy Carver and Lynn Meadows, both of Ripley, and Dawn Sawyers of Memphis, and his grandmother, Clara Fee of Chicago.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 24, 1993

Ripley - Jerry Grear Meadows, 63, retired owner of Wes-Ten Drywall in Arlington, died Monday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. He was a member of Edith Methodist Church. Mr. Meadows, the husband of Linda Williams Meadows, also leaves a daughter, Deborah Russell of Bella Vista, Ark.; a son, Jerry Grear Meadows Jr., and two brothers, Paul Meadows and Jackie Meadows, all of Ripley, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 25, 2005

RIPLEY -- William S. Meadows, 67, retired farmer, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Edith United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Meadows, the husband of Jane Fennell Meadows, also leaves a son, Dan P. Meadows of Memphis; two sisters, Montine Long and Charlotte Hall, both of Memphis, and three brothers, Paul Meadows and Jerry Meadows, both of Ripley, and Jack Meadows of Loudon.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 14, 1993

Donald Grey Merritt, 71, of Brownsville, died Friday, Jan. 18, at Regional Hospital in Jackson. Graveside services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, in Edith Community Cemetery. Mr. Merritt leaves his former wife, Katherine Merritt of Brownsville; and a host of family and friends.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday January 23, 2008

RIPLEY - Irsa Marie Mansfield Midyett, 87, homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Midyett, the widow of James E. Midyett, leaves a niece who cared for her, Glenda Tolbert of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 16, 1999

Alma Miller
RIPLEY - Sarah Alma Miller, 83, assembler, died of heart failure Friday in Franklin Park, Ill. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. Mrs. Miller, the widow of Lackey Miller, leaves two daughters, Mary Sue Horne of Franklin Park and Dalpha Ann Staggers; two sons, J. L. Miller and Colin Kelly of Franklin Park, 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 22, 1997

Dovie Lou Modlin
1/26/1892---1/8/1971
f. Jim Burkeen
m. Adaline Howell
wife of W. B. Modlin
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

RIPLEY - Harris B. Modlin, 68, retired farmer, died Wednesday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. Mr. Modlin leaves two sisters, Mattie Lou Cowan and Annie L. Henson, both of Ripley; and three brothers, James Modlin of Memphis, Billy Modlin of Texas, and Gene Modlin of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 6, 1995

HALLS - Thomas William Modlin, 31, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale of a gunshot wound. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Yarbrough Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Edith Cemetery there. He was an Army veteran. He leaves a daughter, Elizabeth Dawn Modlin, and a son, Christopher Lynn Modlin, both of Ripley; his parents, Patricia and Gene Modlin, and a brother, Eddie E. Modlin, all of Halls, and his grandmother, Annie L. Henson of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 11, 2001

RIPLEY - Billy Joe Moore, 62, farmer, died of heart failure Tuesday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. Mr. Moore, the husband of Linda C. Moore, also leaves a daughter, Anita Jackson of Unionville; her mother, Pearl V. Glowner of Gideon, Mo.; two sisters, Pauline Goforth of Caruthersville, Mo., and Susie Burnett of Gideon; two brothers, Marvin Moore and Johnny Jackson, both of Ripley, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 3, 2001

Anderson Morris
d. 17 Sept 1954
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

Humboldt - Exie Thelma Morrow, 84. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at Garner Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Garner Funeral Home Ripley, TN
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 28, 2006

GATES - Joe Junior Neville, 54, farmer, died Wednesday at Methodist Healthcare-Brownsville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. He was a Marine Corps and Air Force veteran and attended the Baptist Church. He leaves a daughter, Brandy Neville of Friendship; his mother, Pauline Warren Davis of Dyersburg, and two brothers, William Gale Neville of Springfield and Paul Erskin Peery of Dyersburg.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 2, 2003

Andrew Jackson Newman
7/2/1901---11/3/1975
f. James David Newman
m. Martha Cox
d. Los Angeles, CA
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Elton Royce Newman
4/29/17 3/21/1969
father Willie Newman
mother Bessie Woodard
h/o Lola Gaines
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Emma Newman
9/1/1900---11/30/1971
f. Erastus Crihfield
m. Florence Wynn
wife of Andrew J. Newman
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

George Monroe Newman
10/5/1887 11/12/1969
father Joseph G. Newman
mother Annie Woodside
h/o Annie Crihfield
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Joseph G. Newman
6/28/1895 6/11/1966
father Joe Newman
mother Annie Woodside
h/o Birdie Chapman
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Isaac Walter Pace
6/19/1883 3/21/1970
father Isaac Pace
mother Mary Broyles
h/o Lou Beard
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Lou Pace
8/10/1895---12/1/1971
f. Jas. Thos. Beard
m. Mary Ella Latham
widow of I. W. Pace
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

RIPLEY - Elsie Lula Parrott, 87, homemaker, died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hutchersons Chapel Church of God with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Parrott, the widow of Ira Earl Parrott, leaves three daughters, Carolyn Midkiff and Mary Creed, both of Ripley, and Betty Davis of Newbern; three sons, Earl Parrott of Tiptonville, Gene Parrot of Baton Rouge and Larry Parrott of Erin; six brothers, John James of Johnsonville, Ford James and J. C. James, both of Murfreesboro, Loyd James of Little Rock, Floyd James of Dalton, Ga., and Danny James of Tulsa, Okla., 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 13, 2004

Atwood Pennington
Robt. Atwood Pennington
9/29/1883---7/31/1973
f. Robt. H. Pennington
m. Virginia Crihfield
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Lucille Pennington
7/21/10 8/16/1960
father H. L. Heathcott Sr
mother Mattie Vaden
w/o R. H. Pennington
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Marilyn Ann Pennington
19 Aug 1947---14 Dec 1947
father: Leamon Atwood Pennington
mother: Patricia Ann Crihfield
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

Murphy Harrell Pennington
3/4/1925 8/12/1966
father Wm. C. Pennington
mother Annie B. Harrell
h/o Shirley Sinclair
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Leroy Tritt Perry
3/28/1908---5/17/1978
f. Chester Perry
m. Fannie Tritt
husband of Lois Grace Stewart
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY - Iven A. Pickens, 89, retired farmer, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church, where he was a member for 72 years, with burial in Edith Cemetery in Ripley. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Pickens, the widower of Nettie L. Pickens, leaves four daughters, Pamelia Neal and Mary Nelle Chisholm, both of Ripley, Sue Panicali of Cookeville and Jane Rye of Memphis; three sons, Andrew L. Pickens of Gruetli-Laager, and Bobby Pickens and James Pickens, both of Jackson, 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 23, 1994

RIPLEY - Nettie L. Pickens, 82, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale after a long illlness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Pickens, the wife of Ivan A. Pickens, also leaves four daughters, Pamelia Neal of Ripley, Mary Nelle Chisholm or Ripley, Sue Panicali of Cookville and Jane Rye of Memphis; three sons, Bobby R. Pickens and James I. Pickens, both of Jackson, and Andrew L. Pickens of Ridgely; a sister, Patilla White of Memphis, 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 19, 1993

RIPLEY - Dorothy Loretta Pittman, 67, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Pittman, the widow of John F. Pittman, leaves two daughters, Linda Vest of Shelbyville and Gwendolyn Booker of Grandville, Ill.; two sons, Dwight Ellis of Gates and Danny Pittman of Aurora, Ill.; three sisters, Sue Drumwright of Gates, Barbara Ritcher of Dyersburg and Mary Alice Wilson of Clarksville; three brothers, J. W. Campbell of Ripley, Billy Wayne Campbell of Covington and Charles Campbell of Clarksville, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 31, 2001

RIPLEY - Johnny Franklin Pittman, 67, truck driver, died of heart failure Sunday at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mr. Pittman, the husband of Dorothy Campbell Pittman, also leaves a daughter, Gwendolyn Booker of Ripley; a son, Danny Pittman of Aurora, Ill.; a sister, Dora Rupple of New Albany, Miss., and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 17, 2000

Mary Lillie Pollard
3 July 1877---21 Feb 1952
father: Riley Seaton
mother: Mary Latham
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Esther Pearl Prescott, 71, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Prescott, the widow of R. D. Prescott, leaves three daughters, Mary Ann McAnall of Smyrna, Del., Carolyn J. Poor of Charleston, S.C., and Linda Etheridge of Dyersburg; a stepson, Chancy Prescott of Amarillo, Texas; a sister, Othel Caughron of Munford, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 13, 1996

Alletta Ray
4 July 1883---23 May 1952
father: Bill Sandley
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

Brodie Morris Ray
10/1/1904---11/17/1971
f. Needham F. Ray
m. Rosa Warpole
husband of Flora Critchfield
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

C. W. Ray
d. 18 Mar 1930, 62 yrs old
b. MS
cemetery Edith
Garner Funeral Home
Mr. C. W. Ray, age 62 years, died Tuesday at his home in Edith and was buried Wednesday in the cemetery at that place. He suddenly expired while seated in a chair just after having partaken of the noon day meal. Lauderdale County Enterprise, March 21, 1930

Ripley - Edward Neal Ray, 65, retired carpenter, died November 4, 2006. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. November 5 at Garner Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. November 6 at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial in Edith Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 5, 2006

RIPLEY - Flora C. Ray, 101, homemaker, died Tuesday at Lauderdale Community Living Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mrs. Ray, the widow of Morris Ray, leaves two daughters, Daisy Stewart of Halls and Florine Lehman of Germantown; a son, Don Ray of Ripley, six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 25, 2003

James P. Ray
died 2/2/1952, age 83 yrs.
d. Tippah Co MS
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

John Lester Ray
14 Nov 1908---2 Apr 1952
f. Woods Ray, m. Alletha Sanley
blacksmith
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

Henry Leonard Reddick
8/28/1891 3/3/1969
father Frank Reddick
mother Elizabeth Conister
wife Ada Bratcher
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Allie Reece
6/5/1892---9/6/1980
f. Geo. Calloway
m. Margaret Davis
widow of M. J. Reece
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Marion Jefferson Reece
12/15/1890---12/20/1973
f. Fate Reece
m. Lena Garrett
husband of Allie Calloway
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

The death of Mr. Postell Reece, which occurred in the Brownsville Hospital Tuesday morning was a great shock to the many friends of this young man. The cause of his death made his passing all the more heart rending, resulting from a hit on the left temple while playing baseball Saturday afternoon at Mascedonia. After the injury, he continued playing for several innings, when he was stricken and never regained consciousness. He was the only son of Mr. & Mrs. M. J. REECE, 17 years of age, and was a noble young man. His remains were laid to rest Tuesday afternoon in Pleasant Grove cemetery at Edith.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
Friday June 24, 1932

Mrs. Alice White Rice, 78, of 219 South Hazel in Halls, died at 7:30 a.m. last Friday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, which she entered about three weeks earlier. Services were Saturday in Edith Methodist Church, burial in Edith Cemetery. She was the widow of Auzie Rice, who died in 1936. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Odean Vaden and Mrs. May Johnson, both of Halls; a brother, Andrew White, Jr., of Ripley; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Evans, of Ripley and Mrs. Bob Weakly, of Memphis. Death date April 26, 1968

deceased: Bettie June Richardson
charge to : G. C. Richardson
address: Halespoint
order given by: T. J. Dailey
date of funeral: 16th November 1925
residence: District #9, Lauderdale County
place of death:
funeral services & burial at Edith
date of death: 14th November 1925 11:p.m.
cause of death: diptheria
father: Ollie Richardson
mother: Miss Dailey
Curry Funeral Volume 14---Page 227

John Wesley Sadler
3/20/1917 8/30/1965
father Lawrence J. Sadler
mother Virginia Jones
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

John Floyd Sanders
9/27/1905---8/16/1972
f. Ferguson Sanders
m. Madra Louise Cunningham
husband of Dovie Midyett
cemetery Edith Lauderdale County TN

Mary Sanders
The remains of Mrs. Mary Sanders, age 79, who died in Memphis Sunday, were brought to Ripley, Monday and laid to rest in the cemetery at Edith. She lived in this county at Edith many years prior to moving to Memphis. Rev. J.M. Kendall conducted the funeral service. Enterprise Friday March 5, 1926

Mary Elizabeth Sanford
8/16/1910 3/29/1966
father R. A. Mathis
mother Elizabeth Dunn
w/o Decatur S. Sanford
cemetery Edith Lauderdale County Deaths

Wm Ernest Sanford
1 Sept 1874---17 Feb 1949
mother: Mattie Williams
farmer
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

D. H.(Doss) Sasser
8/14/1883 10/20/1959
Lee SASSER h/o Martha ??
b. IL, d. Shelby Co TN
cemetery Edith

Mattie Sasser
Martha P. Sasser
4/7/1885 2/27/1960
father Bob Pennington
mother Jennie ??
w/o Doss Gilbert Sasser
he died Oct 1959
cemetery Edith Lauderdale County deaths

Robt LeRoy Sellers
20 Nov 1870---10 Mar 1953
father: Neil Sellers
mother: Matha A Baucom
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Billy Joe Shands, 66, truck driver, died Saturday at Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. He was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Shands, the husband of Maxine Vowell Shands, also leaves a daughter, Janet Haley of Ripley; a son, Billy Joe Shands Jr. of Holladay; his father, Luther Shands of Halls; five sisters, Juanita Carmack of Ripley, Joy Maners of Henning, Linda Scott of Maury City, Darlene Schirmer of Chicago and Pam Brown of Missouri; three brothers, Alvin Shands and Randall Shands, both of Halls and Russell Shands of Chicago, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 2, 2002

Shaw infant
1/22/1971---1/22/1971
f. Michael Lee Shaw
m. Brenda Fay Goforth
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

RIPLEY - Michael Lee Shaw, 49, died of emphysema Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. Mr. Shaw, the husband of Patsy Nell Shaw, also leaves three sons, Shannon Shaw, Mike Shaw and Jerry Shaw, and his mother, Bertha Marks, all of Ripley; three sisters, Lola Crumb of Dyersburg, Christine Marks of Ripley and Dollie Ellen Elder of Jackson; and a brother, J. W. Shaw of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 29, 1995

Ann Grear Shepard, 63, of Ripley, formerly of Memphis, died Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at her residence. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 11 at Edith Cemetery in Ripley, TN. Ms. Shepard had a love for gardening. She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Hickman of Ripley, Shannon Massey of Memphis; son, Christopher Shepard of Ripley; parents, O.B. and Dorothy Grear II of Ripley; sisters, Barbara Ward of Horn Lake, MS and Carol Linton of Germantown, TN; brother, O.B. Grear III of Ripley; grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew, Joey, Chase, Baylie, Mark, Madison and Michael. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Crossroads Outreach in Ripley.
Garner Funeral Home 731-635-1271
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 11, 2007

HALLS - William 'Red' Sherrod, 47, mechanic, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. He was a member of the Halls Fire Department and Lauderdale County Rescue Squad. Sherrod, the husband of Rose H. Sherrod, also leaves a daughter, Ms. Lisa Sherrod of Ripley; four stepdaughters, Ms. Beth Fincher and Ms. Sandy Goodman, both of Ripley, Ms. Jackie Moore of Osceola, Ark., and Ms. Margaret Maxie of Memphis; a son, William A. Sherrod Jr. of Covington; his mother, Mrs. Frances Grimes of Ripley; six sisters, Ms. Ruby Jane Grimes and Ms. Peggy Harrell, both of Ripley, Ms. Judy Midkiff and Ms. Carolyn Hankins, both of Gates, Ms. Pam Hutcherson of Dayton, Ariz., and Ms. Mary Comb of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers, Royce Sherrod of Ripley, Gary Sherrod and John M. Sherrod, both of Gates; a half-brother, Malcolm Sherrod of Memphis, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 16, 1991

Ellie Gallop Sinclair
11/8/1907---1/22/1974
f. Will Sinclair
m. Carrie Blankenship
husband of Daisy Newman
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Raymond Jeffery Smith
7/13/1968---12/20/1975
f. Raymond Smith
m. Shirley Cowan
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

deceased: Ruby Pauline Smith
born TN
address: Halespoint, TN
order given by: Grover Forsythe
date of funeral: 23rd January 1929
residence: District #9, Lauderdale County,TN
place of death: residence
funeral services: Edith,TN
interment: Edith,TN
certifying physician: Dr.Freeman Finlet,TN
cause of death: flu, pneumonia
date of death: 21st January,1929
date of birth: 16th March 1927
age: 1 year, 10 months, 5 days
name of father: Jim Smith born Haywood Co.,TN
name of mother: Linnie Richardson born TN
Curry Funeral Home Volume 18---Page 16

Ida Stewart
2/26/1873 3/18/54
father Charles Collier
mother Mary Lee Garrett
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

RIPLEY - Carolyn Floyd Styers, 51, homemaker, died Thursday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis after an auto accident. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist church. She leaves her stepmother, Jeanette Grantland of Ripley; four sisters, Margie Huntress of Lawrenceburg, Darlene Campbell of Halls, and Annette Apperson and Debra Ray, both of Ripley; and a brother, Darle Floyd of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 6, 1997

Ada A. Taylor
12/14/1878 1/4/1962
father Wm. Crihfield
mother Marie Perkins
w/o G. W. Taylor Sr
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

HALLS - Frances Taylor, 94, homemaker, died Sunday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Gates Church of Christ. Mrs. Taylor, the widow of John Floyd Taylor, leaves three sons, Tony Taylor of Nashville and Ike Taylor and Abe Taylor, both of Halls; two sisters, Eltie Mae Davis of Centerville and Pearl Woodward of Memphis, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 25, 2003

RIPLEY - G. W. 'Jub' Taylor Jr., 89, retired owner of Taylor's Department Store, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church of Ripley with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of American Legion. Mr. Taylor was the husband of Fay Taylor.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 19, 1997

Mr. J. P. Taylor died at the residence of Mr. V.H. Daniels Monday after a long illness. He formerly resided at Edith and Halespoint, and was 63 years of age. He was buried at Edith Tuesday. He is survived by several sons, one of whom, Mr. George Taylor, was associated with him in business at Halespoint. Enterprise Friday December 31, 1926

Kennie L. Taylor
9/8/1896 2/9/52
father John L. Taylor
mother Maud Pennington
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Maud L. Taylor
Luna Maud Taylor
Died 3/27/1958 age 81 yrs.
Father Robert Pennington
Mother Jennie Crihfield
Cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Mollye C. Taylor, 98, of Memphis, homemaker, died of pneumonia Friday at Eastwood Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Edith United Methodist Church Cemetery in Ripley, Tenn. She was a member of Speedway Terrace Baptist Church and the Lewis Center for Senior Citizens. Mrs. Taylor, the widow of Kennie L. Taylor, leaves two daughters, Iris Taylor of Memphis and Ruth Simpson of Bartlett; a brother, Kenneth Cummings of Ripley, 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 19, 1997

Robert Lee Taylor
11/16/1885 10/25/1961
father Bob Taylor
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Mrs. Wilma Chism Thompson, 62, of 127 Crescent Drive, Ripley, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered Tuesday. Services were Thursday in Edith Methodist Church, burial in Edith Cemetery. Born in Lauderdale County, she moved to Tipton County in 1941 and back to Ripley four months ago. She was a member of Ripley Church of Christ. She leaves her husband, John Thompson; two step-sons, Kenneth Thompson, of Humboldt and -----Thompson, of Harrison, Ark.; A step-daughter, Mrs. Oma Williams, of Bellville, Mich.; a brother, John Chism, of Ripley; three sisters, Mrs. Neelie Crihfield, of Ripley, Mrs. Odell Ellis, of Edith and Mrs. Jennie Maners, of Arp.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
Friday February 9, 1968

Benjamin Ross Treadwell
6/29/1888 3/29/1966
father Milton Treadwell
mother Fannie Dycus
h/o Gertrude Jennings
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Mattie Gertrude Treadwell
3/9/1888 6/27/1967
father Richard C. Jennings
mother Martha E. Carson
w/o B. R. Treadwell d. 1966
cemetery Edith Lauderdale County Deaths

Ben Jasper Trice
9/8/1904---11/17/1975
f. Caleb Trice
m. Mollie Shakleford
husband of Oma Moore
b. AR
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Ervin Edgar Twilla
1/13/1898---7/7/1978
f. Wm. Henry Twilla
m. Mary Bell Chandler
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Mamie Twilla
8/4/1901---4/24/1977
f. Henry Frazier
m. Mettie _____
wife of Ervin Twilla
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

Callie Underwood
25 July 1864---8 Sept 1948
father: John CR
mother: Mary St. John
wd of John Hamilton
cemetery Edith
Halls Funeral Home

John Wm Underwood
10/19/1883 2/7/1960
father John Underwood
mother Callie Critchfield
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County death

Dee Clint Webb
8/30/1888 3/13/54
father Bill Webb
mother Mary Jane Ballinger
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Grover Cleveland Webb
5/3/1884---7/26/1972
f. Wm. Webb
m. Jane Ballinger
husband of Jennie Underwood
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County TN

RIPLEY - Harvey Neal Webb, 81, retired owner of an agriculture limestone and trucking business, died of pneumonia Monday at Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and trustee, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a trustee at Macedonia Baptist Church. Mr. Webb, the husband of Peggy Webb, also leaves a daughter, Debbie McCoy of Germantown; four sons, Jackie Webb, Bobby Webb and Keith Webb, all of Ripley, and Kyle Webb of Memphis, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 3, 2000

Mary Ruth Frazier Webb
died 4/16/1959
wife of Harvey Webb
d. Shelby Co TN
cemetery Edith

Alice C. Wetzel
11/29/1888 2/23/1958
father James H. Crihfield
mother Fannie Harris
wife of J. T. Wetzel
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

RIPLEY - Charles A. Williams, 80, retired timber cutter, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery near here. Williams leaves two nephews.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 8, 1991

George Washington Williams
10/4/1877 1/2/1969
b. MO
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

Minnie Herron Williams
11/18/1891 3/1/1959
d. CA
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County deaths

Samuel Thomas Williams
died 8/27/64 age 51 years
father George Williams
wife Minnie Ernest
cemetery Edith
Lauderdale County Deaths

B. Wilson
Mrs. Wilson, mother of Mr. E.F. Wilson, died Dec. 22 and was laid to rest in Edith Cemetery. She is survived by one son, one daughter and several grandchildren.

deceased: Mrs. Demetra Woodward
date of funeral:15th July 1929
residence: Chic,TN District #11
place of death: residence
funeral services: Edith,TN
burial: Edith Cemetery
certifying physician: Dr. L. Edwards; Finley, TN
cause of death: colitis
date of death: 14th July 1929
date of birth: 19th March 1905
name of father: Pate Richerdson
name of mother: Miss Laura Kirksey born TN
Curry Funeral Home Volume 18---Page 170

RIPLEY - Christy Darlene Wright, 32, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Edith Cemetery. She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Wright, the wife of Alan Simonton, also leaves a daughter, Kala Nicole Scott; a son, Corey Dwite Wright; her father and stepmother, Ralph and Brenda Wright, and her mother, Phyllis Sanders, all of Ripley; a half-sister, Brandy Nicole Sanders of Jonesboro, Ark.; a stepbrother, Terry Fain, and her grandparents, Dora and Elmer Wright, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 24, 2004

RIPLEY - Elmer W. Young, 80, farmer and retired from S & R Tennessee, died Aug. 31 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services were Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ in Halls, where he was a member, with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home had charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Young, the husband of Geraldine Young, also leaves four daughters, Ruth Laumer, Donna Sweatt and Darlene Kerr, all of Ripley, and Janis Kail of Rockford, Ill.; a son, Terry Young, and a stepson, Jim Fausett, both of Rockford; a sister, Mildred Stanage of Pocahontas, Ark., 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 7, 2002

RIPLEY - Geraldine Young, 77, homemaker, died Friday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ with burial in Edith Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Young, the widow of Elmer Young, leaves three daughters, Ruth Laumer, Donna Sweatt and Darlene Shands, all of Ripley; four sons, Ray Fausett, Jim Fausett, Tom Fausett and Gary Fausett, all of Rockford, Ill.; a sister, Wilma Sue Sunman of Decatur, Ala.; two brothers, Pete Daugherty and Albert Daugherty, 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 6, 2003

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