OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Grace Baptist Church Cemetery

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Joe Hackett, 68, retired contractor, drowned Tuesday morning in Open Lake. His boat was discovered in midmorning, racing in circles and his cap floating nearby. Eleven boats directed by Sheriff Gwinn MATTHEWS, searched for his body until late afternoon, when it was recovered from water only a few feet deep, but with a thick layer of soft mud underneath, in which one of his feet was lodged. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Grace Cemetery. He leaves his son, Joe W. HACKETT, of Ripley and his daughter, Mrs. Walter FISH, of Henning; and his brother, Will HACKETT, of Santa Barbara, Calif.
Lauderdale County Enterprise FRIDAY MAY 31, 1968

RIPLEY - Mrs. Rosie Lois Gitchell Haislip, 78, died Saturday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Central Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Haislip, the widow of H. L. Haislip, also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Dolly Harrison of Ripley; a son, Gary Haislip of Lewisburg; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Koonce and Mrs. Effie Haynes, both of Ripley, and Mrs. Agnes Gibson of Peoria, Ill.; two brothers, David Gitchell and Harvel Gitchell, both of Ripley, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 9, 1991

RIPLEY - Alcie Green Halfacre, 99, homemaker and retired farmer, died of heart failure Monday at Delta Medical Center in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of New Hope Methodist Church. Mrs. Halfacre, the widow of F. A. 'Gus' Halfacre, leaves four daughters, Nancy Zachary of Ripley, Marcelene Rowland of Hickory Withe, Luna H. Bracey of Little Rock and Verna H. Brown of Memphis; three sons, Dearl Halfacre of Jackson, Earl Halfacre of Memphis and Russell Halfacre of Moncks Corner, S.C.; a brother Oneal Weaver of Ripley, 16 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 30, 1999

Halfacre, Solan S
d 17 Nov 1926
father J F Halfacre
cemetery Grace
cause of death malaria
d Vicksburg, MS
age 35 yrs old
Burgess & Peters

The remains of Mr. S.S. (Vester) Halfacre arrived in Ripley Wednesday night from Vicksburg, Miss., where he died after a brief illness of malaria hematuria. He had been engaged in the timber business in Alsatia, La. for several years, and was taken ill about a week ago and was carried to a hospital in Vicksburg. He was 35 years of age and was a son of Mr. J.F. Halfacre of Stonewall. His brother, Mr. Gus Halfacre, was called to his bedside when he became critically ill and accompanied the remains here, which were laid to rest in Grace Cemetery Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock
ENTERPRISE Friday November 19, 1926

Hancock, Clair
b 18 Mar 1926 --- d 27 Feb 1933
father John Hancock, TN; mother Vida Gillmore, AL
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Isebel "Molly" Hancock
Hancock, Mrs W C
b 12 Dec 1897 --- d 18 Sep 1931
father Gillmore; mother Isabelle Haynes
cemetery Grace
wife of Will
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Ripley - Sybel L. Hancock, 85, homemaker, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hancock, the widow of Russell Hancock, leaves four daughters, Joyce Hinson, Kathie Green, Margie Morris and Peggy Howell, all of Ripley; two sons, Charles Hancock of Hazel Green, Ala., and Arnold Hancock of Ripley; a sister, Millie Corbitt of El Cajon, Calif.; two brothers, Herbert Bonner of Mango, Fla., and Kenneth Bonner of Fort Smith, Ark., 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 1, 2005

HALLS - James Claude Hardy Jr., 64, retired foreman for Hecklethorn of Dyersburg, died of cardiac arrest Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near Ripley. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of Bethesda Methodist Church. Mr. Hardy, the husband of Louise McGarrity Hardy, also leaves three daughters, Teresa L. Laws and Linda J. Baggett, both of Halls, and Elizabeth Diane Ward of Gates; two sons, James C. Hardy III of Gates and Michael E. Hardy of Newbern; five sisters, Gertie Mathews of South Fulton, Mary Weaver of Halls, Lois Wright of Memphis, Willie E. Avery of Millington and Cora Carroll of Ashland, Miss.; a brother, Lloyd Hardy of Memphis, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 13, 1996

GATES - Shirley Jean Hardy, 43, homemaker, died of heart disease Thursday at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near Ripley. Mrs. Hardy, the wife of James C. Hardy, also leaves a sister, Ruby Sancinito of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 22, 1999

Hardy, Wilhela
8 Jan 1894 --- 11 July 1957
father: Matt SUTTON; mother: Mary PIERCE
wf of Claude HARDY Sr
cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Mrs. Birdie Mai Hargett, 87, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. She was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Hargett, the widow of Clyde Samuel Hargett, leaves a brother, Lewis Apperson of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 29, 1991

C. E. Hargett Jr., 68, a retired employee of the Lauderdale County Highway Department, drowned early Monday in Chisolm Lake near here, Lauderdale County sheriff's deputies said.
Deputies said Hargett was fishing when his boat capsized. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home. Burial will be in Grace Cemetery near here. Hargett was a World War II Army veteran.
Hargett, the husband of Johnnie Faye Griggs Hargett, also leaves a daughter, Mrs. James A. Shreeve of Olive Branch, Miss., and two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Howard and Mrs. Buford Escue, both of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 10, 1990

Mrs. Cassie Wilson Hargett After many patient years of suffering, our loved one, Mrs. Cassie Wilson HARGETT, quietly passed away on Nov. 1, 1958, just four days before her 79th birthday. The fact that her family, her home, her relatives, her friends, and her church where she served as Sunday school teacher for many years made up her whole world, is a glowing tribute to the life she lived. She leaves her companion, E. D. HARGETT; two daughters, and a son-in- law, Velora HARGETT, Cleo and Paul McBRIDE; two granddaughters, Mrs. Evelyn McBRIDE STEWART, of Jackson and Mrs. Martha McBRIDE CORLEW of Nashville; three great-grandsons; one brother, A. A. WILSON. George, Arthur, Leon, and Lynn HARGETT, Woodrow WILSON and Leslie HAMBY served as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were N. N. CALDWELL, E. R. UNDERWOOD, J. E. COOK, Capt. Alex RANNY, L. A. McBRIDE and Paul WILLIAMS. Her pastor, the Rev. Pittman MARBURY, held memorial services at New Hope Methodist Church. Interment was in Grace Cemetery.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7, 1958

G. T. Hargett
b. 3 Jan. 1847 --- d. 31 March 1935
father Frederick Hargett
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 185

Hargett, infant daug.
still born 7 May 1927
father Andrew Hargett; mother Thelma Chalk
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Hargett, infant son
b 18 Dec 1926 --- d 9 Jan 1927
father Hiram Hargett; mother Coker
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Martha Jane Hargett, 70, of Bartlett, formerly of Ripley, retired dorm mother for Lambuth University in Jackson, died Tuesday of cancer at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church in Ripley with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson. She leaves a daughter, Jan Miller of Bartlett; two sons, Gus Hargett Jr. of Murfreesboro and Rickie Hargett of Ripley; three sisters, Mildred Griffin of Crystal River, Fla., Liz Kerr of Des Arc, Ark., and Peggy Lyell of Ripley; a brother, Billy Powell of Ripley, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Martha Hargett Scholarship Fund at Lambuth University.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 5, 1997

RIPLEY - Rhea Donald Hargett Jr., 40, maintenance worker for West Tennessee State Prison, died of heart failure Friday at his home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Hargett, the husband of Cheryl White Hargett, also leaves a daughter, Casey Leanne Hargett; a son, Rhea Donald Hargett III; his mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Donald Marcy; his stepmother, Maryls Hargett, and a sister, Leigh Anne Allred, all of Ripley, and a stepbrother, Leslie Crook of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 28, 2001

RIPLEY - Thomas Richard Hargett, 55, died Friday at his home after a stroke. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He leaves two daughters, Michelle Hargett of Memphis and Tara Hawkins of Murray, Ky.; his father, Gus Hargett of Ripley; a sister, Jan Miller of Bartlett, and a brother, Gus Hargett Jr. of Murfreesboro.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 28, 2001

RIPLEY - Elean Hutcherson Harrison, 77, of Tallulah, La., formerly of Ripley, died of heart failure Saturday in Vicksburg, Miss. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Central Assembly of God in Ripley. She leaves a daughter, Barbara Moore of Tallulah; a brother, Darrell McClellan of Chino, Calif., three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 11, 1999

Harrison, Freddie B
26 Dec 1874--30 Dec 1946
father: John Sidney SMITH; mother: Mary Frances HARGETT
wf of John Wesley
cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

RIPLEY - James T. Harrison, 70, retired mechanic, died Wednesday of cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Mr. Harrison leaves four daughters, Barbara Perkins and Shirley Gay, both of Batesville, Miss., Charlotte Lamb of Oxford, Miss., and Katherine Hathcock of Greenville, S.C.; a son, Jerry Wayne Harrison of San Diego; a sister, Elmer Brown, and a brother, Buford Harrison, both of Ripley, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 12, 1996

Harrison, John Wesley
d. 5 Feb 1955
age 83yrs
father: Benjamin HARRISON
mother: Emma L MILLER
cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

Harrison, Mrs Julia W
b 28 Sept 1864 --- d 29 May 1929
cemetery Grace
b VA
Garner Funeral Home

Joshua Thomas Hastings
Mr. J. T. HASTINGS died at Curve Monday morning and was buried at Grace Cemetery Tuesday at 10 a.m. He was 74 years of age and leaves a wife and several children.
Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tn, September 14th, 1923

RIPLEY - Effie Grace Gitchell Koonce Haynes, 86, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired nurse and histology technician, died of complications from septicemia Saturday at a son's home in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Rebekah of Ruth Lodge No. 1 in Memphis and a member of Central Assembly of God Church of Ripley for more than 60 years. Mrs. Haynes, the widow of Floyd G. Koonce and Leon Haynes, leaves three sons, Dr. Marshall Koonce and Jerry Koonce, both of Memphis, and Frederick Koonce of Jefferson City, Mo.; a sister, Alma Gitchell Koonce, and a brother, David Gitchell, both of Ripley, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Central Assembly of God Church here.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 11, 1996

Haynes, Mrs Jane
b 22 Feb 1863 --- d 25 Jan 1931
mother Ledbetter
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

Haynes, Samuel Ellsworth
b 22 Sep 1890 --- d 15 Jan 1931
father Andrew Haynes; mother Jane Ledbetter
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Miss Bethel Hendren, 75, retired sales clerk, died Friday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Whiteville Assembly of God Church near here, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Miss Hendren leaves a sister, Mrs. Leonard Connell of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 16, 1991

Henning - Tommy Henson, 70, retired farmer, died August 8, 2006. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. August 10 and funeral services will be at 11 a.m. August 11 at Maley-Yarbrough Chapel. Burial in Grace Cemetery.
Maley-Yarbrough Chapel
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 10, 2006

RIPLEY - Pauline V. Herron, 97, homemaker, died of heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of New Hope Methodist Church. Mrs. Herron, the widow of Floyd Herron, leaves a brother, Leon Voss of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 18, 1999

RIPLEY -- Lonie Ocie Hicks, 73, retired school cafeteria worker, died Saturday at his home after an apparent heart attack. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. He leaves a daughter, Deborah Taylor of Ripley; two sisters, Polly Branch of Burlison and Alcie Jones of Fort Worth, Texas, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 14, 1994

RIPLEY - Willie Mae Hill, 73, died Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial at Grace Cemetery. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Ms. Hill leaves a sister, Ann Cotner of Jackson, and two brothers, Herman Cannon of Henning and O'Neil Cannon of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 6, 1992

RIPLEY - Imogene Kirksey Hoeft, 92, homemaker, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Hoeft, the widow of Walter Hoeft, leaves a niece who cared for her, Ruth DeVerts of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 5, 1995

RIPLEY - Walter Roland Hoeft, 89, retired carpenter, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church near Ripley, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Hoeft, the husband of Imogene Kirksey Hoeft, also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Irene Savage, Mrs. Eddie Lou Kelley and Mrs. Bessie McCoy, all of Ripley, and Mrs. Montine Sellars of Greenfield.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 21, 1990

HALLS -- Patsy Hoggard, 56, employee of the Social Security Administration, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls First Christian Church, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery near Ripley. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hoggard, the wife of Carl B. Hoggard Jr., also leaves two sons, Stephen Carl Hoggard and John Kevin Hoggard, both of Halls; her mother, Genell Ferguson, and two brothe rs, Joe Larry Ferguson and John Mark Ferguson, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 28, 1994

RIPLEY - Annie Howard, 80, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Howard, the widow of Roy Howard, leaves a daughter, Dimple Coker of Memphis; six sisters, Wanda Carson, Juanita Jones, Sybil Moore and Mamie Boggs, all of Memphis, Nora Sherrill of Mammoth Springs, Ark., and Mable Woods of Dallas; a brother, Bill Chipman of Ripley, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 7, 1992

Howard, Charlie
d 7 Dec 1928
father C N Howard; mother Dunn
cemetery Grace
age 4 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home

Howard, Mrs Lennie
b 16 Aug 1884 --- d 28 May 1930
father __ Yearwood
w/o D L
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home
Mrs. Linnie May Howard, wife of D. L. Howard, died at her home near Central Wednesday morning. She is survived by her husband and six children; Felix Howard, of Memphis; Roy Howard, Herbert Howard, and D. L. Howard, Jr., and daughters, Christine Cox and Mrs. W. B. Keller. Funeral and burial in Grace Cemetery.
Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday May 30, 1930

Howard, Mrs Mary
d 28 Jan 1928
father W E Durham; mother Lyles
cemetery Grace
age 33 yrs old
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Roy Lynn Howard, 59, retired Air Force officer, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis after a short illness. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. Howard, the husband of Martha M. Howard, also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Susan Flowers and Mrs. Linda Ellis, both of Ripley; a son, Kenny Howard of Ripley; his mother, Mrs. Annie C. Howard of Ripley; a sister, Mrs. Dimple Coker of Memphis, and five grandchildren.al Home of West Memphis has charge. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Memphis, the Horn Lake (Miss.) Order of Eastern Star and a Past Mother Adviser and Worthy Matron of Normal Chapter Masonic Lodge. Mrs. Wade, the widow of Edgar Fletcher Wade, leaves a daughter, Ms. Patti Mooney of Savannah, and a sister, Ms. Dorothy W. Webb of West Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 5, 1990

Ripley - Dee Hughes Jr., 72, retired engineer for Ford Motor Co., died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Hughes, the husband of Doris Osteen Hughes for 52 years, also leaves four daughters, Gloria Riggar, Marsha Carol Workman and Donna Debrugne, all of Monroe, Mich., and Deborah Woehkle of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; two sons, Tony Hughes of Jackson and Chip Hughes of Ripley; his mother, Gracie McCloud; a sister, Peggy Esra, and two brothers, Eugene Hughes and Michael Hughes, all of Ripley, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 11, 2005

Hughes, W R
b 4 Jul 1870 --- d 2 Jul 1932
father J H Hughes; mother Malinda Hooten
cemetery Grace
farmer
married
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - John Wayne Humphrey, 51, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. Mr. Humphrey, husband of Sue Hall Humphrey, also leaves a daughter, Tracey Humphrey of Peoria, Ill.; five sons, Jimmy Humphrey, Chris Humphrey, Michael Humphrey and Johnny Humphrey, all of Peoria, and Jason Humphrey of Ripley; a stepson, Torry Murillo of Ripley; two sisters, Shirley Kelley of Ripley and Sheila Pope of Chattanooga, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 7, 1992

Hutcherson, Geo Washington
b 1848 --- d 12 Jun 1928
cemetery Grace
Shelby Co death
widower of Sarah E
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Hattie Hutcherson, 87, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Hutcherson, the widow of F. C. Hutcherson, leaves several nieces and nephews.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 17, 1993

RIPLEY - Inez Webb Hutcherson, 85, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hutcherson, the widow of Vitalias Hutcherson, leaves two daughters, Anita Chrestman and Dianne Ferguson; a son, B.V. Hutcherson Jr.; three sisters, Ona Voss, Sue Wilson and Lady Durham, and a brother, Parnell Webb, all of Ripley, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Grace Baptist Church or to Grace Cemetery Association.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 4, 2000

Jack Hutcherson
d. 22 June 1934
age 15 years old
father Ross Hutcherson; mother Lilly Burkham
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Lewis Ross Hutcherson
d. 15 Nov. 1935
age 54 years old
father Lewis Jasper Hutcherson; mother Rebecca Cannon
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 251

RIPLEY -- Deborah Meade Jackson, 36, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Gravesides services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Grace Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Jackson leaves a daughter, Elizabeth Marie Jackson, a son, Steven Lynn Jackson Jr., and her mother, Marguerite Meade, all of Ripley; three sisters, Linda Meade Edwards and Vinnetta Meade Murley, both of Ripley, and Sandra Meade Johns of Gates, and a brother, Gerald Meade Jr. of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 8, 1993

Jackson, Lucille
b 3 May 1924 --- d 28 Apr 1930
father Frank Jackson
mother Sanders
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

Ripley - Virgie Lucille Jackson, 84, homemaker, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Marantha Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Jackson, the widow of James Alford Jackson, leaves four daughters, Linda Mavis of Oakland, Neb., Brenda Hand of Oklahoma City, Lunida Holland of Memphis and Sandra Rorie of Ripley; four sons, Bobby E. Jackson of Eads, James Delton Jackson and Rickey Jackson, both of Ripley, and John W. Jackson of Florence, Ala., 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 8, 2005

Jennings, Richard C
d 29 May 1927
cemetery Grace
78 yrs old
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Jennings, Victor Jr
b 23 Dec 1928 --- d 11 Jan 1929
father Victor Jennings; mother Underwood
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Jocie Rena Kelley, 92, homemaker, died Monday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery here. She was a member of Assembly of God. Mrs. Kelley, the widow of John Raymond Kelley, leaves six daughters, Doris Gitchell, Dorothy Bringle, Dotsy Shands, Ann Meadows, Elsie Jones and Bonnie Brasfield, all of Ripley; three sons, Talmage Gunter of Paris, Roy Kelley of Ripley and Raymond Kelley of Halls, 24 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 10, 1995

Kelly, Thomas DeWitt
d 10 Jun 1929
father Joseph Kelley, MO; mother Byrns, SC
cemetery Grace
age 31 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home

Keltner, Mrs Henry
b 11 Jan 1901 --- d 13 Nov 1931
father Taylor Holloway; mother Effie Fergusion
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Keltner, James Anderson
b 28 Mar 1861 --- d 28 Jul 1927
father Henry Keltner; mother Elizabeth Merrell
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Kennedy, Mrs Irene Katharine, widow
b 11 May 1854 --- d 11 Sep 1926
father Irvin Tull, GA; mother Judie Ann Rewmind?, GA
Grace Cemetery; Orders given by T E Kennedy
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home
Mrs. Katherine Kennedy, who has been confined to her bed, unable to speak a word since she was stricken with paralysis the 11th of January, died Saturday morning at 4 o’clock. She was 72 years of age. She is survived by one brother, two step-children and a host of friends and relatives. The funeral was held at Grace Church and interment was in Grace cemetery.
ENTERPRISE Friday September 17, 1926

Kennedy, Thomas
b 17 Jul 1882 --- d 17 Jul 1931
father William Kennedy, KY; mother Tull
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

King, Addie Margaret
10 July 1879 --- 28 July 1951
father: Albert BLANKENSHIP; mother: Sarah RICHARDSON
cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

King, James Motley
18 Nov 1872 --- 15 Jan 1959
father: John KING; mother: MOTLEY
cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

King, Lula May
26 Nov 1899 --- 27 Aug 1949
father: James Motley KING; Mother: Addie BLANKENSHIP
cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Elsie Irene Kinninmonth, 80, of De Queen, Ark., formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died of cancer Monday in De Queen. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Kinninmonth, the widow of William Kinninmonth, leaves a daughter, Shirley Kelly of Gillham, Ark.; a son, Wayne Kinninmonth of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Frances Voss of Halls; a brother, Marvin Lyell of Jacksonville, Fla., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 10, 2000

Emily Sue Kirby
d.7 Sept. 1934
age 1 year 6 mo.
father John Kirby; mother Craig
cemetery old Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 115

RIPLEY - Bernice Rhea Kirkpatrick, 74, retired from Tupperware, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Central Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Kirkpatrick, the wife of Eddie Lewis Kirkpatrick, also leaves a son, Eddie Kirkpatrick of Ripley; two sisters, Ruth Parker of Muldrow, Okla., and Barbara McCraw of Mize, Miss., a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 3, 2004

Ripley - Carmelita 'Carmen' Kirkpatrick, 46, homemaker, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Kirkpatrick, the wife of Eddie Kirkpatrick, also leaves a daughter, Chasidy Simpson of Ripley; her father and stepmother, Noble and Virginia Ogden of Halls; four sisters, Patricia Hopper of Dresden, Sandra Rushing of Dyersburg, Jennifer Cantrell of Newbern and Frankie Trousdale of Cedar Hill, Mo.; three brothers, Anthony Ogden of Dyersburg, John Ogden of Halls and Shannon Ogden of Nutbush, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 23, 2005

Shirley Ann Kirkpatrick
b. 1 March 1934 --- d. 2 April 1935
father Solon Kirkpatrick
mother Bertha Johnson
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 188

RIPLEY - Cora A. Koonce, 90, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Koonce, the widow of I. E. Koonce, leaves four daughters, Patsy Massongill and Betty Craig, both of Ripley, Hope Baker of Olive Branch, Miss., and Sunshine Critchfield of Walls, Miss.; three sons, I. E. Koonce Jr., Sanford Koonce and Paul Koonce, all of Ripley; two half-sisters, Jenny Wrenn Vaughn of Ripley and Lurleen Robins of Halls; a half-brother, John D. Vaughn of Ripley, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 11, 1993

Clara E. Koonce
Mrs. John H. Koonce
b. 25 June 1890 --- d. 29 Aug 1941
J. W. Kirby
Sarah Gilbert
b. Haywood Co
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Effie Koonce
RIPLEY - Effie Grace Gitchell Koonce Haynes, 86, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired nurse and histology technician, died of complications from septicemia Saturday at a son's home in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Rebekah of Ruth Lodge No. 1 in Memphis and a member of Central Assembly of God Church of Ripley for more than 60 years. Mrs. Haynes, the widow of Floyd G. Koonce and Leon Haynes, leaves three sons, Dr. Marshall Koonce and Jerry Koonce, both of Memphis, and Frederick Koonce of Jefferson City, Mo.; a sister, Alma Gitchell Koonce, and a brother, David Gitchell, both of Ripley, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Central Assembly of God Church here.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 11, 1996

Frances Virginia Langley Koonce, 85, died Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was a retired employee of Tupperware. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ronk Funeral Home with Clyde Thompson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Grace Cemetery near Central. Survivors include four daughters, Vonnie Perry of Memphis, Beverly Smith and Mary Thompson, both of Dyersburg and Sandra Phillips of Alamo; five sons, Lloyd Koonce, Lane Koonce and Larry Koonce, all of Dyersburg, Rickey Koonce of Friendship and Ronnie Koonce of Alamo; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Steelman of Gates; five sisters, Crystal Augustine of Lansing, Mich., Maggie Savage, Linda Herron and Betty Langley, all of Ripley and Genelle Hendren of Dry Hill; two brothers, Ray Langley of Ripley and Robert Langley of Memphis; a half brother; James Langley of Ripley; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Lewis Koonce; two sons, Perry Koonce and Eugene Levi Koonce; and a stepson, Edgar Val Koonce.

RIPLEY -- Horace David Koonce, 64, maintenance supervisor, died Sunday at his home after an apparent heart attack. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. He was a deacon and discipleship training director at Calvary Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Koonce, the husband of Jayne Griggs Koonce, also leaves two daughters, Pam Stallings and Camille Gattlin; a son, David Koonce, and a sister, Martha Nell Mitchell, all of Ripley, four grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 4, 1994

Iley Eugene Koonce
I. E. KOONCE, Sr., 75, of Ripley, retired farmer, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday in Veterans Hospital, Memphis, which he entered Saturday. Services were Tuesday in Grace Baptist Church, burial in church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Gussie Vaughn KOONCE; sons, I. E. Jr. KOONCE, John Paul KOONCE and Sanford KOONCE, all of Ripley; daughters, Mrs. J. H. CRAIG and Mrs. Andrew MASSONGILL, both of Ripley, Mrs. Richard CRIHFIELD, of Memphis, and Mrs. Glenn BAKER, of Tupelo, Miss.; brothers, Leonard KOONCE and James H. KOONCE, both of Ripley and Levi KOONCE, of Dyersburg; sisters, Mrs. Frank AKIN, of Halls, Mrs. Lee ELLIS, Mrs. Hayes STOKES, Mrs. Lavenia STOKES and Mrs. Barnry CRIHFIELD, all of Ripley.
FRIDAY JULY 12, 1968

RIPLEY - Iley 'Junior' Koonce, 80, retired farmer, died of pneumonia Saturday at Ripley Healthcare & Rehab. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. He was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church. Mr. Koonce, the widower of Kate Koonce, leaves a daughter, Brenda Newman of Ripley; a son, Larry Koonce of Dyersburg; four sisters, Betty Craig and Patsy Massongill, both of Ripley, Sunshine Crihfield of Horn Lake, Miss., and Hope Baker of Olive Branch, Miss.; a brother, Paul Koonce of Ripley, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 25, 2001

Koonce, infant daughter
b 15 Nov 1930 --- d 15 Nov 1930
father Levi Koonce
mother Lizzie Vaughn
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

Koonce, Jim Frank
b 11 May 1862 --- d 10 Nov 1931
father John Koonce; mother Sarah Jenkins
cemetery Grace
farmer
widowed
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Jimmie Don Koonce
d. 6 Dec. 1939
age 7 days old
father I. E. Koonce; mother Dunnavant
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Mary Elizabeth Koonce
b. 12 Nov. 1941--- d. 7 Jul 1942
father Oscar Koonce; mother Vera Lorene Newman
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Koonce, Peggy Jean
d 23 Jun 1932
father Floyd Koonce; mother Gitchell
cemetery Grace
age 7 mo
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home
BEXAR--Mr. & Mrs. Levi KOONCE and children, Misses Frances and Elsie LYELL, Christine SORRELL and Crystal LANGLEY attended the funeral of little Peggy KOONCE at Grace Friday.
BEXAR--Mr. & Mrs. W. D. GITCHELL and children were called to Ripley last Thursday by the death of their little granddaughter, Peggy Gene KOONCE.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Ripley, Tennessee Friday July 1st, 1932

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