OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Enon Cemetery

RIPLEY - Mary Frances Arwood, 64, homemaker, died Thursday of cancer at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near Halls. Mrs. Arwood, the wife of Leslie 'Bubba' Arwood, also leaves two daughters, Annette Hartsfield and Carol Lynch, both of Ripley; two sons, Chuck Davis of Gates and Dennis Davis of Maury City; her mother, Willie Long of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two sisters, Katie Fuller of Tuscaloosa and Virgini a Edwards of Ripley; a brother, Thomas Long of Emporia, Kan., and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 22, 1994

Ronald Lee Belton, 61, of Collierville, retired computer programmer, died of heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Enon Baptist Church in Halls, Tenn., with burial in the church cemetery. Family Funeral Care Summer Avenue Chapel has charge. Mr. Belton, the husband of Sandra Belton for 40 years, also leaves two sons, David Belton and Daniel Belton, and his parents, Kathleen and Paul P. Belton, all of Memphis; two sisters, Gloria Elder of Collierville and Glenda Henley of Memphis, and two brothers, Paul Belton of Memphis and Glen Belton of Tampa, Fla. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 3, 2001

RIPLEY -- Eula May Blankenship, 92, died Thursday at Lauderdale County Nursing Home in Ripley. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near here. Mrs. Blankenship, the widow of Isaac Blankenship, leaves two daughters, Virginia Vaughn of Ripley and Rose Lee Lyles of Union City; four sons, Howard Blankenship of Walls, Miss., Neal Blankenship of Jackson, Miss., Leon Blankenship of Washington and Elbert Blankenship of St. Louis, 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 29, 1994

RIPLEY - Lesta Booker, 90, died Thursday at Lauderdale County Nursing Home in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near here. She was a member of Hurricane Hill United Methodist Church. Mrs. Booker, the widow of Ellis Booker, leaves three brothers, B. V. Hutcherson of Ripley, and K. T. Hutcherson and Jack L. Hutcherson, both of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 4, 1993

Bro. Lawson Bray
HALLS - Cyrus Lawson Bray, 85, retired Baptist minister, died of heart failure Sunday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Enon Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home of Ripley has charge. Mr. Bray, the husband of Melba Bray, also leaves two daughters, Betty Larkey of Memphis and Robbie McDaniel of Madison, Ill.; two sons, Mel Bray of Kingsport and Gilbert Bray of Oakley, Calif.; two sisters, Frances Jennings of Rockford, Ill., and Elnora Sisson of Mertens, Texas, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 29, 1997

NANKIPOO--Mr. Burkeen died of pneumonia Saturday and was buried in Enon Cemetery Sunday afternoon.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday February 26, 1932

Bence Cates
HALLS - Alvin Bence Cates, 80, of Arab, Ala., formerly of Halls, retired motel owner and operator in Arab, died of cardiac arrest Friday. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Enon Cemetery near Halls. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Gilliam Springs Baptist Church. Mr. Cates, the widower of Violet Cates, leaves two daughters, Alieen Belton of Arab and Sandra Lashbrook of Clarkston, Mich., four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 18, 1995

Mrs. Birdie Mai Pike Cates, 73, wife of Auzie CATES, of Nankipoo, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services were Friday in Enon Baptist Church, burial in Enon Cemetery. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Beatrice FOWLER, of Ripley, Mrs. Helen HARRELL, of Halls, and Mrs. Frances DAVIS, of Nankipoo; her brother, W. M. PIKE, of Ripley; sisters, Mrs. Ruby CATES, of Nankipoo, Mrs. Kate MORRIS, of Memphis, Mrs. Mary TAYLOR, of Nashville, and Mrs. Mattie FAHR, of San Francisco, Calif.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday August 9, 1968

HALLS - Evelyn Cates, 92, homemaker, retired teacher and writer for The Lauderdale County Enterprise and The Halls Graphic, died Thursday at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Enon Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Cates, the widow of Fleetwood Cates, leaves two grandsons who helped care for her, Douglas Collins Jr. of Germantown and Roland Collins of Dyersburg.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 20, 2002

HALLS - Mary Buford 'Sis' Ward Cates, 73, retired nurse for Bridges Clinic, died Sunday at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery. She was a member of Antioch Church of Christ. Mrs. Cates, the wife of Ezra Harold Cates, also leaves a daughter, Enesta Kaye Olds of Halls; a sister, Jeanette Leggett of Muskegon, Mich.; three brothers, Rufus Ward, Sewell Ward and Bob Ward, all of Halls, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 19, 2002

Neoma J. Cates
HALLS - Mrs. Neoma Cates Nelson, 74, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Nelson, the wife of Andrew Nelson, also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Janie Watkins of Halls; three sons, Franklin E. Cates of Memphis, James Dudley Cates of Atlanta and Jimmy Cates of East Prairie, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Cates of Halls and Mrs. Reba Crowder of Gates; a stepsister, Mrs. Laverne Johnston of Jonesborough; a stepbrother, W. T. Cone of Gates, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 15, 1991

Halls - Ree Cook Cates, 73. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Enon Baptist Church.
Halls Funeral Home 731-836-7111
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 18, 2006

HALLS - Mrs. Violet Cates, 74, of Arab, Ala., formerly of Halls, died Sunday at Gunnersville Medical Center in Arab after a long illness. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Enon Cemetery near Halls. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Gilliam Springs Baptist Church in Arab. Mrs. Cates, the wife of Bence Cates, also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Alieen Belton of Arab and Mrs. Sandra Lashbrook of Clarkston, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Sunshine Edens, and a brother, Th omas Griffin, both of Somerville, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 29, 1991
Edition: Tennessee

The Rev. Ray Cavness, Jr., 52, of Halls, former pastor of Eastland Baptist Church in Ripley, Enon Baptist Church at Nankipoo, and Mount Vernon Baptist Church at Unionville, died Saturday in Lauderdale Hospital. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Enon Cemetery. He had also been pastor of Finley, McCullough’s Chapel, and Wynnburg Baptist Churches, Nash Grove Church in Baxter, New Bethelehem Church in Dyer, and 29th Ave. Church in Lake Station, Ind. He helped his parents rear 34 foster children. He leaves his wife, Shirley Medlin Cavness; two sons, Stan and Gale Ray Cavness, of Dyersburg; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine
McWilliams, of Memphis, and Mrs. Juanita Hilliard, of Lake Station, Ind.; and two grandchildren.
Death date April 17, 1982

RIPLEY - Douglas Collins, 66, employee of the Lauderdale County Highway Commission for 25 years, died of cancer Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church here with burial in Enon Cemetery near Halls. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of Halls Masonic Lodge 564. He had been president of the Tennessee County Services and a member of Elim Baptist Church in the Orysa community. Mr. Collins, the husband of Dale Scalions Collins, also leaves a daughter, Lesley Olds of Ripley; two sons, Doug Collins of Germantown and Roland Collins of Dyersburg; two stepsons, Kenny Leggett of Henning and Jody Leggett of Moscow; his stepmother, Lorene Jackson Collins of Halls; a brother, Thomas 'Bubba' Collins of Nankipoo, a grandchild and three stepgrandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 7, 1998

HALLS - Elizabeth Love Collins, 68, homemaker, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis of complications from heart valve replacement. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Enon Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She leaves two sons, Doug Collins Jr. of Germantown and Roland Collins of Dyersburg, and her mother, Evelyn Pennington Cates of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 29, 2000

HALLS - Tom Edd Collins, 83, farmer, died Sunday of pulmonary arrest at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near here. He was a member of Melville United Methodist Church. Mr. Collins, the widow of Lorene Jackson Collins, leaves two sons, Douglas Collins of Ripley and Thomas Collins of Memphis; a sister, Margie Newman of Memphis, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 15, 1994

HALLS - James 'Grady' Cook, 88, of the Nankipoo community near here, retired employee of the State of Tennessee Employment Service Office in Ripley, died Thursday of cardiac arrest at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery in Nankipoo. He was a World War II Army veteran, having been a member of the Corps of Engineers. He was also a member of Enon Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge in Halls. Mr. Cook, the husband of Willie Mai Rob ison Cook, leaves several nieces and nephews.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 20, 1995

Joseph Littleton Cook, 83, retired farmer of Central, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Nursing Home, where he had been a patient since last October. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial was in Enon Baptist Church Cemetery. Born in Hardeman County, he moved to Lauderdale County 70 years ago. He leaves his wife, Annie Jane Heathcock COOK; six sons, Enos COOK and John T. COOK, both of Memphis, Joseph L. COOK, Jr., and Eugene COOK, both of Chicago. Illinois, Lewis COOK, of Hazen, Ark., and Paul COOK, of Anchorage, Alaska; four daughters, Mrs. Ree CATES, of Halls, Mrs. Anease McCUL, of Memphis, Mrs. Shirley ALLISON, of Qxnard, Calif., and Mrs. Mary TATE, of South Dakota; a brother, George COOK, of Okmulgee, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Annie BAILEY, of Okmulgee, Okla., and Mrs. Eunice EMMETT, of Sacramento, Calif.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday January 26, 1968

HALLS - Frankie V. Davis, 87, retired office clerk for Universal Electric in Ripley, died Wednesday at Dyersburg Manor. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Westside Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Enon Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Davis, the widow of Robert Franklin Davis, leaves two sons, Rodney Davis of Millington and Aaron Davis of Halls; two sisters, Helen Harrell of Halls and Beatrice Fowler of Nutbush, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Westside Baptist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 9, 2004

NANKIPOO--Mr. John Davis, who had been confined to his bed for quite awhile, died Wednesday of last week. Funeral services were held Thursday at Enon Church by Rev. Taylor, of Halls, and Rev. Bennett, of Curve. Interment was in Enon Cemetery. He is survived by a wife and three children.
Friday, July 8, 1932

HALLS - Robert Franklin 'Dave' Davis, 78, retired employee of Anderson- Hickey, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Ripley. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Westside Baptist Church, where he was a member and deacon, with burial in Enon Cemetery near here. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 564. Mr. Davis, the husband of Frankie Cates Davis, also leaves two sons, Berry Rodney Davis of Millington and Aaron Davis of Halls; a brother, Travis Davis of Halls, six grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 24, 1991

GATES -- Laura Ann Demps, 1-week-old daughter of Christopher Joe and Tina Louise Demps of Gates, died Monday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Enon Cemetery near Ripley. Yarbrough Funeral Home of Ripley has charge. She also leaves two brothers, Joseph Caleb Demps and Christopher Joe Demps Jr., both of Gates; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Joe Demps of Gates, and her great-grandmother, Dorothy Conaster of Curve.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 14, 1993

HALLS - Veona 'Ma' Dhority, 90, homemaker, died of heart failure Friday at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near Halls. Mrs. Dhority, the widow of Hubert Dhority, leaves a son, Hertis Daugherty of Dyersburg; two sisters, Farnell Hinton of Halls and Ither Mae Myers of La Belle, Fla.; a granddaughter who cared for her, Connie Duvall of Halls, three other grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 2, 1999

HALLS - Bryson Neal Dukes, infant son of Heaven and Jason Dukes, died of lung disease Monday at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Enon Cemetery near Halls. He was a member of Melville Methodist Church. He also leaves his grandparents, Elaine and Gaylon Alston, and Patty and Robert Jackson, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 4, 1998

Lisa D. Sasser Farris, 39, of Hernando, Miss., self-employed operator for Farris Glass Co., died of complications from liver disease Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Northridge/Woodhaven Chapel with burial in Enon Cemetery in Halls, Tenn. Mrs. Farris, the wife of Rob Farris, also leaves two sons, Jason Sasser and Josh Caldwell; her parents, Martha Wenzler and Billy McCorkle, and her brother, Tracy McCorkle, all of Memphis. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Organ Transplant Fund of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 8, 1999

Dyersburg - Vera Frances Green, 84, died Saturday, July 2, 2006. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 3 at Dyersburg Funeral Home.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 3, 2006

HALLS - Ellie Harrell, 73, retired lineman for Tennessee Valley Authority, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls First Baptist Church, where he was president of the Men's Bible Class and song leader, with burial in Enon Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of Hallow Masonic Lodge 564 and past patron of Order of the Eastern Star. Harrell, the husband of Helen Cates Harrell, also leaves a daughter, Ms. Helen Redmond of Mission, Kan.; a son, Auzie Harrell of Halls; two sisters, Ms. Hallamay Newman of Memphis and Ms. Kathryn Mansfield of Ripley; five brothers, Maynard Harrell, Ed Harrell and Frog Harrell, all of Halls, Bob Harrell of Memphis and Byrd Harrell of Gates, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 21, 1991

HALLS - Mrs. Emma Sue Hinton, 79, retired office manager, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery. She was a member of Melville Methodist Church. Mrs. Hinton, the widow of Dal Hinton, leaves two daughters, Ms. Anne Jones of Torrance, Calif., and Ms. Nancy Johnson of Canoga Park, Calif.; a son, Steve Hinton of Atwater, Calif.; two sisters, Ms. Viol Carter of Memphis and Ms. Willie Cook of Halls; tw o brothers, Luther J. Robison of Memphis and Coy Robison of Ripley, five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 30, 1991

GATES - Eual D. Hutcherson, 84, retired farmer, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Hutcherson leaves two daughters, Mrs. Margie Woodard of Ripley and Mrs. Jean Norville of Bells; two sons, Harrell Hutcherson of Gates and Darrell Hutcherson of Halls; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Faye Nichols of Halls and Mrs. Hester Moore of Halls; three brothers, Rual Hutcherson of Halls, and O. B. Hutcherson and Atheridge Hutcherson, both of Memphis, 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 25, 1991

Robert Harold Lee
BOGOTA - Harold Lee, 65, retired farmer, died Friday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at J. W. Curry & Son Funeral Home in Dyersburg with burial in Enon Cemetery in Halls. Mr. Lee, the husband of Ruby Lee, also leaves two sons, James H. Lee of Medon and Billy W. Lee of Finley; two sisters, Frances Lee and Lois Fortner, both of Double Bridges; a brother, George Ausburn Lee of Millsfield, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 13, 1995

RIPLEY - Willie Frances Long, 103, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Northport DCH Hospital in Northport, Ala. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near Halls. She was a member of Mary's Chapel Church. Mrs. Long, the widow of Floyd Long, leaves two daughters, Katie Fuller of Northport and Virginia Edwards of Ripley; a son, Thomas B. Long of Clarksville, 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 40 great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 7, 2000

RIPLEY - William Norman Lynch II, 60, supervisor for S & R of Tennessee, died Wednesday of a myocardial infarction at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near Halls. Mr. Lynch, the husband of Evelyn Grosklus Lynch, also leaves three sons, William Norman Lynch, James Alan Lynch and John Kevin Lynch, all of Ripley; three sisters, Helen Du Bois of Keysville, Va., Virginia Vandervest of Hastings, Minn., and Charlotte Lynch Hoistad of Huntsville, N.C., and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 22, 1995

LOCALS--Mrs. Frank McBroom, 39, died at her home near Williams' Campground, Thursday of last week and was buried at Enon the following day.
Friday, May 27, 1932

HALLS - Walter Warren 'Whitey' McBroom, 62, retired employee of Barker Brothers in Troy, died of cardiac arrest Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery. He was a Baptist and an Army veteran. Mr. McBroom, the husband of Etta mae Currier McBroom, also leaves two daughters, Pam Hilliard of Halls and Linda Patton of Ripley; a son, Rodney McBroom of Ripley; four brothers, Tot McBroom and Henry McBroom, both of Ripley, and Bobby McBroom and Jamie McBroom, both of Halls, and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Enon Cemetery Trust Fund or the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 21, 2001

HALLS - Hester Maurine Moore, 77, homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near Halls. Mrs. Moore, the widow of William Thomas Moore, leaves three daughters, Sharon Crews of Halls, Paula Spoon of Dyersburg and Tonya Ross of Ripley; a son, Thomas Moore of Halls; a sister, Bertha Vaye Nichols of Ripley, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 12, 2001

HALLS - William Ronald 'Ronnie' Moore, 52, retired steel worker, died of respiratory failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near here. He leaves his mother, Hester Moore of Halls; three sisters, Sharon Crews of Halls, Paula Spoon of Dyersburg and Tonya Ross of Ripley, and a brother, Thomas L. Moore of Dyersburg.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 29, 1997

HALLS - Carrie Nannie, 88, homemaker, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Wednesday at Oakwood Manor in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in the cemetery of Enon Baptist Church near Halls, where she was a member. Mrs. Nannie, the widow of James Ray Nannie, leaves a daughter, June Reece of Halls; a sister, Kate Spiller of Nutbush, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 5, 1998

Carolyn Williams Olds, 77. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2005 at Enon Cemetery.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 21, 2005

NANKIPOO--Mrs. Dawson Olds died Sunday night of pneumonia She was laid to rest in Enon Cemetery Monday afternoon. At the funeral, Mr. Jim Dunavant of Halls made a splendid talk. Mrs. Olds leaves a husband; three children; and two step-children.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday April 8, 1932

Ripley - Lloyd Kenneth Olds, 78, self-employed trucker, died Tuesday at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Enon Cemetery near Halls. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran. Mr. Olds, the husband of Carolyn Williams Olds, also leaves a daughter, Cathy Elaine Hynes of Port Arthur, Texas; a son, Lloyd Wayne Olds of Dyersburg; a sister, Melba Bray of Halls, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 21, 2004

HENNING - Mrs. Maude Olds, 97, died Saturday at Bells (Tenn.) Nursing Home after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Enon Baptist Church near Halls, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Olds, the widow of Wilbert Olds, leaves two daughters, Mrs. Frances Maxwell of Henning and Mrs. Inez Thompson of Alamo, 21 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 22, 1990

HALLS - Olen Oliver Olds, 92, formerly of Nashville, retired farmer, died of heart failure Thursday at Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mr. Olds, the widower of Mary Sue Brinkley Olds, leaves three daughters, Betty Olds Brooks of Harmans, Md., Gloria O. Rhodes of Nashville and Donna O. Dirnberg of Vanceboro, N.C., 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Enon Baptist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 24, 2000

William Thomas Olds, eighty-five, retired Lauderdale county farmer, died yesterday at Parkview Hospital here. Funeral services were held at four o'clock this afternoon at the Enon Baptist church with burial in the church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Olds is survived by two sons, Olen Olds of Halls and Art Olds of Baxley, Georgia.
Dyersburg State Gazette
Thursday, July 3, 1969

Lorene H. Pennington
Lena Lorene Pennington, 90, homemaker, of the Nankipoo Community in Halls, died Sunday, Oct. 28, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Ripley. Services were held Tuesday, Oct 30, at Mellville Methodist Church with burial at Enon Cemetery near Halls. Mrs. Pennington, the widow of the late Thomas "Son" Pennington, leaves two daughters, Betty Reed and Jean Carter, both of Halls; three sons, George Pennington, Thommy Pennington, and John Robert Pennington, all of Halls; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, October 31, 2007

HALLS - Thomas 'Son' Pennington, 82, farmer and logger, and retired from Marmont Corp. in Ripley, died of respiratory arrest Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near here. Mr. Pennington, the husband of Lena Lorene Herron Pennington, also leaves two daughters, Betty Reed and Jean Carter, both of Halls; three sons, George Pennington of Memphis, and Tommy Pennington and John Pennington, both of Halls; four sisters, Jenny Taylor of Memphis, Kate Rochelle of Ripley, Ann Lazure of Halls and Pat Ward of Nesbit, Miss., eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 24, 1997

HALLS - Michael Webb Pickard, 48, manager for Home Improvement Center in Dyersburg, died Friday of an apparent homicide near Caruthersville, Mo. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near Halls. Mr. Pickard, the husband of Mary Guess Pickard, also leaves four sons, James A. Pickard and Michael Greg Pickard, both of Dyersburg, Jeremy Pickard of Ripley and Dustin Pickard of Friendship; his mother, Nellie Herron Pickard of Halls; two sisters, Jackie Miller and Melody Yacoubian, both of Memphis; six brothers, Leon Pickard and Joe Pickard, both of Halls, and Sam Pickard, Johnny Pickard, Ray Pickard and Wayne Pickard, all of Memphis, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 14, 1999

HALLS - Nellie Herron Pickard, 87, homemaker, died Thursday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery. She was a member of Melville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Pickard, the widow of James Pickard, leaves two daughters, Jackie Miller of Bartlett and Melody Yacoubian of Memphis; six sons, Sam Pickard of Bartlett, Joe Pickard and Leon Pickard, both of Halls, Johnny Pickard of Atoka, Ray Pickard of Memphis and Wayne Pickard of Tunica, Miss.; a sister, Lorene Pennington of Halls, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Melville United Methodist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 4, 2002

Halls - Bertie "Lorene" Sanders, 92. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, December 9, 2005 at the funeral home chapel.
Halls Funeral Home Chapel
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 9, 2005

HALLS - Martha Ann Short, 57, homemaker, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Short, the wife of John Wayne Short, also leaves five sons, Lee Nichols of Ripley, Danny Godsey of Halls and Ricky Godsey, Mickey Godsey and Tim Miles, all of Gates; a sister, Katie Sue Arnold of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Dave Smith of Mooresville, Miss., and Warren Smith of Somerville, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 21, 2001

Agnes Smith
HALLS - Agnes Smith Riley, 86, retired employee of the former Parkview Methodist Hospital in Dyersburg, died of Alzheimer disease Friday at Wesley Homes Nursing Home in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery. She was a member of Melville Methodist Church. Mrs. Riley, the widow of George B. Riley, leaves two daughters, Mary Neal Stanley and Jane Smith Larkin, both of Halls; a sister, Annie Lee Boerner of Tampa, five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 24, 1998

Mrs. Carrie Lee Stanley, 83, of Halls, widow of Cecil STANLEY, died Sunday in Baptist Hospital, Memphis. Services were Monday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Enon Cemetery. She leaves her sons, Joe STANLEY, Paul STANLEY, Carlton STANLEY, and Harold STANLEY, all of Halls, and Gene STANLEY, of Ripley; her daughters, Mrs. Ed ARWOOD, of Halls, Mrs. Paul APPLETON, of Gates, and Mrs. Herman HALL, of Ripley; and her sister, Mrs. Lillie GARRETT, of Ripley.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday December 27, 1968

RIPLEY - Harold Bryant Stanley, 75, retired state prison security officer, died of pulmonary arrest Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near Halls. He was a member of Melville Methodist Church and a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Stanley, the husband of Mary Neal Smith Stanley, also leaves a daughter, Elaine Alston of Ripley; three brothers, Gene Stanley of Fayetteville, Ark., and Carlton 'Bugs' Stanley and Paul Stanley of Halls, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 12, 1999

HALLS - Bettie D. Tillman, 63, retired teacher in Ripley, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Enon Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Tillman, the wife of Lowell Tillman, also leaves two daughters, Cheryl McLemore of Halls and Rebecca Gilmore of Ripley; a son, Lowell Tillman Jr. of Halls; her mother, Cordelia Chapman Dunavant of Henning; a brother, John Dunavant of Memphis, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 20, 2004

(Bertha)
NANKIPOO--Mrs. Clyde Tillman, who had been confined to her bed since last spring, passed away Wednesday night of last week, and was buried in Enon Cemetery. She left many relatives and friends.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday February 26, 1932

RIPLEY - Cradie Mae Tillman, 87, of Collierville, homemaker, died of lung disease Saturday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home here with burial in Enon Cemetery near here. Mrs. Tillman, the widow of Clyde Tillman, leaves a sister, Dorothy Bumpus of Collierville, and a brother, Murry Voss of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 12, 1997

HALLS - Harold Lawson Tillman Jr., 54, carpenter, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near Halls. He attended Enon Baptist Church. Mr. Tillman, the husband of Janice Elaine Parish Tillman, also leaves two daughters, Mary Fitzhugh of Halls and Kelly Moore of Cordova; a son, Trey Tillman of Memphis; his mother, Aline Olds Tillman Smith; a sister, Kay Nolen, and a brother, Lowell Tillman, all of Halls, and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 19, 2003

HALLS - Talbert N. Tillman, 73, retired carpenter, died at 8 a.m. Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Enon Cemetery. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Tillman, the husband of Gladys Jones Tillman, also leaves a daughter, Ms. Elecia Nan Gray of Brighton; two sons, Gaylon Tillman of Brighton and Phillip Tillman of Memphis, seven grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 9, 1990

Halls - Rufus Foster Ward, 82, retired heavy-equipment operator, died Tuesday at Lauderdale County Community Living Center in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and International Union of Operating Engineers. Mr. Ward, the husband of Norma Lee Kennedy Ward, also leaves a daughter, Dawn Rood of Clarksville; a son, Rufus Foster Ward Jr. of Halls; a sister, Jeanette Leggett of Muskegon, Mich.; two brothers, Sewell Ward and Bob Ward, both of Halls, and three grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 21, 2004

RIPLEY - Ruth Waterson, 82, died Monday at her home after a short illness. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Enon Cemetery near Halls. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Waterson, the widow of Herman Waterson, leaves three daughters, Patsy Stewart of Curve, and Lula M. Flagan and Mattie Pitts, both of Athens, Ala.; two sons, James King of Mobile, Ala., and Herman Waterson of Ripley; three brothers, Clyde Burgett, Elmer Burgett and Alvin Burgett, all of Athens; three grandc hildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 2, 1992

HALLS - Gladys Dale Woodard, 91, formerly of Halls, retired teacher after 46 years, died of respiratory arrest Monday at her home in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery near here. She was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church in Memphis and a charter member of the Alpha Delta Kappa-Pi Chapter. Mrs. Woodard, the widow of John W. Woodard, leaves a daughter, Martha W. Wenzler of Memphis, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 28, 1997

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