OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Elon Cemetery

BOON, Ellis Leroy farmer
1 July 1879-8 Oct 1954 Elon
father: John BOON mother: Ann Elier LANEER
(Halls FHR)

deceased: W.M.BOONE born TN
date of funeral:4th October 1931
residence: Cross Roads District #13
place of death: residence
funeral services: at grave 2 p.m.
certifying physician: Dr.W.M.Hall Double Bridges
cause of death: 4th October 1931 3:45 a.m.
date of birth:11th February 1923
age: 8 years, 7 months, 23 days
father: Ellis Boone TN
mother: Miss Canada TN
interment: Elon Cemetery Lauderdale County,TN
(Curry FHR) Volume 20---Page 236;

BREAZEAL, James Alrick (farmer) husb of Beulah MEADOWS
26 Nov 1893-14 Apr 1946 Elon
father: Jacob Wm BREAZEAL mother: Victoria DYE (FHR)

deceased: Mrs.Emma BURKS Tn
charge to: J.S.WALPOLE
address: Halls,TN
date of funeral: 24th april 1926
residence: Double Bridges
place of death: Baird-Brewer Hospital
funeral services:Elon Church,burial in Church Cem.
cause of death: obstruction of the bowels
date of death: 23rd April 1926 8 a.m.
widow Baptist
date of birth: 17th May,1862
age:63 years, 11 months, 6 days
father: Rice KINLEY TN
mother: Miss MARGARET MIZZELL TN
(Curry FHR) VOLUME 15---Page 34;

Burks, Lee
Race & Place of Birth White TN
Date of Death 25 Feb 1918
Age 37yrs
Place of Death Cherokee, TN
Date of Funeral 26 Feb 1918
Services at Elon Church
Single/Married Single
Father Tom Burks TN
Mother Chambers TN
Place of Burial Elon
Charger to Cecil Burks
Order given by King 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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 31, 1996

ALFORD CONKLIN--died 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.
DYERSBURG STATE GAZETTE
TUESDAY AFTERNOON MARCH 7TH, 1916

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - September 29, 2004

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
FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 1958

GRADY, Mary Melvina wf of Crystal Columbus
28 Jan 1864-21 June 1947 Elon (Halls FHR)

Linda Jo Hodge
RIPLEY - Linda Jo Hodge Shoaf, 56, homemaker, died Sunday at her home of injuries in a house fire. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Elon Cemetery. She was a member of Elon Baptist Church. Mrs. Shoaf, the wife of Greg Shoaf, also leaves a daughter, Angela C. Benson of Memphis; three sons, Kenneth Wayne Hodge and James Riley Hodge, both of Ripley, and Timothy Scott Hodge of Mason; her parents, Helen and Gordon Gooch, a sister, Debra Ann Strayhorn, and a brother, Donald Gooch, all of Halls, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 12, 2001

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 25, 2000

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 12, 2003

deceased: Irven JONES TN
date of funeral: 28th May 1932
residence: Double Bridges Lauderdale County
place of death: residence
funeral services: Elon Church
certifying physician Dr.C.W.HALL Halls,tn
cause of death: cancer
date of death: 27th May 1932 10:45 p.m.
farmer married Baptist
age: about 50 years
father: J.H.JONES NC
mother: Miss WARD TN
interment: Elon Cemetery
(Curry FHR) Volume 21---Page 100;

Kenley, L. B.
Race & Place of Birth White TN
Date of Birth April
Date of Death 22 Dec 1934
Age 76yrs
Place of Death Lauderdale Co. Residence Dist. #8
Widow of Mrs. Mary Adeline Kenley
Services at 23 Dec 1934 Elon Church
Father Rice Kenley NC
Mother Miss Measles NC
Place of Burial Elon
Curry Burial Association

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 26, 2000

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 28, 2000

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 31, 2004

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 18, 2003

deceased: R.Green SALE TN
charge to L.H.TOTTY
date of funeral: 24th July 1926
residence: Lauderdale County,TN
place of death: Dyersburg General Hoppital
funeral services: Elon Cemetery 5 p.m.
cause of death: typhoid fever
date of death: 23rd July 1926 12:30 a.m.
farmer married Baptist
age: 56 years
father: J.E.SALE TN
mother Miss CARNELL TN
interment in Elon Cemetery
(Curry FHR) Volume 15---Page 119;

Sayles, Zalinda Lynch (Mrs.)
Race & Birth Place White TN
Date of Birth 27 Sep 1846
Date of Death 8 May 1936
Age 89y 7m 11d
Place of Death Mrs. Eva Claiborne Residence
Widow of Jimmie Sayles
Date of Funeral 10 May 1936
Services at Elon Church
Father Henry Carnell VA
Mother Miss Ellen Carnell VA
Place of Burial Elon
Charge to W. E. Browning

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 15, 1999

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