OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Elon Cemetery
deceased: Mrs.Emma BURKS
HALLS - David
Buford Cloninger, 76, died of respiratory failure Sunday at his home. Services
will be at 2 p.m. today at Elon Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Elon Cemetery
near here. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Memphis. He
had been a prisoner of war during World War II and was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign
Wars. Mr. Cloninger, the husband of Mary Faye Cloninger, also leaves two daughters, Rebecca
Taylor Smith and Cindy Faye Martin, both of Memphis; a son, David B. Cloninger of Dyersburg;
a brother, Otis Cloninger of Clarksdale, Miss., and four grandchildren.
March 3rd, aged 80 years. He was born in North Carolina, coming to Tennessee when a young man.
He was a faithful Confederate soldier, serving 4 years in Forrest cavalry. He was a prisoner
during the war for eight months. His first wife was BELLE COTTON and to this union was born
two sons and two daughters. She died many years ago and he was married eight years ago to CARRIE
SUTON, who survives him. One child was born to this union. He leaves a wife; two daughters;
13 grandchildren; and many relatives to mourn his loss. Interment in Elon Church Cem.
HALLS - Leona Arlene
Freeman, 46, homemaker, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services
will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Elon Cemetery. Mrs. Freeman,
the wife of Gerald Dale Freeman, also leaves three sons, Dale Freeman Jr., Jacky Freeman and
Jeffery Freeman, and a brother, James Ozment, all of Halls, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Beadie GOOCH, of Halls, were held Saturday at Antioch Church of Christ, burial
in Elon Cemetery. Mrs. GOOCH, 92, died Friday at her home in the Antioch community. Born in
Middle Tennessee, she moved here 70 years ago. Her husband, Sid GOOCH, died about 40 years ago.
She leaves four sons, Arch GOOCH, Charlie GOOCH, Arthur GOOCH, and Sidney GOOCH, all of Halls;
one daughter, Mrs. Paul HURT, of Memphis.(father John Ballinger Halls FHR) LAUDERDALE COUNTY
ENTERPRISE RIPLEY, TENNESSEE
Linda Jo Hodge
BROWNSVILLE - Ethel
Hutcherson, 83, homemaker, died of cardio pulmonary arrest Monday at Haywood
Park Methodist. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Elon
Cemetery near Halls. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Hutcherson, the widow of
Euel Hutcherson, leaves two daughters, Margie Woodard and Martha Jean Kelly, both of Ripley;
two sons, Harrell Hutcherson and Darrell Hutcherson, both of Halls, a friend who cared for her,
William Logan of Brownsville, 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
GATES - Norma Jean
Jackson, 51, homemaker and home health care nurse, died Tuesday in Halls. Services
will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Elon Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson,
the wife of Ray Jackson, also leaves three daughters, Tracy Ross, Lisa Midkiff and Jennifer
Cunningham, all of Gates; three stepdaughters, Melissa Carvan of Brownsville, Karen Bells of
Ripley and Sharon Rose of Halls; her mother, Norman Nelson of Halls; two sisters, Teresa Nelson
of Ripley and Shirley Shands of Halls; a brother, Andy Nelson of Halls, and 18 grandchildren.
deceased: Irven JONES
HALLS - Kevin Shaw
Midkiff, 11-month-old son of Michael and Lisa Midkiff, died of a congenital
brain defect Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Elon Baptist Church
near Halls with burial in the church cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He also leaves
three sisters, Avanda Midkiff of Halls, and Heather Midkiff and Deanna Midkiff, both of Millington;
a brother, Charles Midkiff of Halls; his grandparents, Norma Jackson and Herman Midkiff, both
of Gates, and Carolyn Cole of Double Springs, Ala., and his great-grandparents, Eva Hilton,
and Robert and Dorothy Midkiff, all of Ripley, and Ruby Sanders and Clyde and Norma Nelson,
all of Halls.
HALLS - Clyde Nelson,
69, self-employed mechanic for Nelson's Auto Garage, died of respiratory failure Saturday at
his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Elon Cemetery
near Halls. He was a member of Knob Creek Hunting Club. Mr. Nelson, the husband of Norma Lockry
Nelson, also leaves three daughters, Norma Jean Jackson of Gates, and Teresa Mae Nelson and
Shirley Shands, both of Halls; a son, Andy Nelson of Halls; three sisters, Pauline Ezekiel,
Barbara Golf and Joy Gilland, all of Ripley; three brothers, Andrew Nelson, Lynn Nelson and
John Nelson, all of Halls, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Halls - Eugene F.
Rodenhouser, 75, retired farmer, died Friday at Jackson-Madison County General
Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Elon Cemetery.
Mr. Rodenhouser, the husband of Thelma Sanderson Rodenhouser, also leaves a son, David Rodenhouser,
and two sisters, Ernestine Sanders and Erma Lee Sanders, all of Ripley; a brother, Elsie Rodenhouser
of Redding, Calif., six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
HALLS - George 'Dubbie'
Rodenhouser, 48, truck driver for Barker Bros. Sanitation, died Monday at Baptist
Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home
with burial in Elon Cemetery. Mr. Rodenhouser, the husband of Marion Lepping Rodenhouser, also
leaves a daughter, Samantha Runions of Gates; two sons, Paul Rodenhouser of Munford and Steven
Rodenhouser of Halls; his parents, Thelma and Eugene Rodenhouser of Halls; a brother, David
Rodenhouser of Ripley, and two grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to
the American Cancer Society.
deceased: R.Green SALE
Zalinda Lynch (Mrs.)
HALLS - Johnnie
Franklin Spoon, 81, retired heavy-equipment operator, died of cardiopulmonary
arrest Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m.
today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Elon Cemetery near Halls. He was a member of Elon
Baptist Church. Mr. Spoon, the husband of Bessie Elizabeth Wolf Spoon, also leaves six daughters,
Charlotte Vowell of Ripley, Mable Moore and Janet Adams, both of Gates, Shirley Adams of Bruceville
community, and Robin Mathis and Tammy McClellan, both of Chestnut Bluff community; two sons,
Vandel Spoon and Mike Spoon, both of Halls; two sisters, Margie Maners of Vermillion, Ohio,
and Marie Nunn of Las Vegas; three brothers, Dewey Spoon of Parsons, and Oscar Spoon and Bill
Spoon, both of Ripley, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
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