OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Grace Baptist Church Cemetery

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RIPLEY - Altie Lucille Langley, 91, homemaker, died of heat failure Thursday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Whitefield Assembly of God. Mrs. Langley, the widow of Osco Langley, leaves a daughter, Dorothy Connell, and two sons, Wayne Langley and O. B. Langley, all of Ripley; a sister, Kathleen Dinkman of Memphis, 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 13, 2000

RIPLEY - Curtis Voss Langley, 65, insurance agent, died Saturday at Ripley Healthcare & Rehab. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. He was a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. He leaves a daughter, Paula Renee Wilhite of Bolivar; two sons, Curtis Allen Langley of Henning and Shannon Mitchell Langley of Ripley; six sisters, Frances Koonce of Alamo, Crystal Augustine of Detroit, and Maggie Savage, Genelle Hendren, Betty Wright and Linda Hunt, all of Ripley; two brothers, Robert Lee Langley of Memphis and Ray Langley of Ripley; a half-brother, James Langley of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 1, 2004

RIPLEY - Flora Akin Langley, 90, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Whitefield Assembly of God. Mrs. Langley, the widow of Aubrey Langley, leaves three daughters, Trevette McBroom, Daisy Holder and Mae Moore; a son, Thomas Langley; two sisters, Montine Akin and Gertrude Blankenship, and a brother, Nathan Akin, all of Ripley, 27 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 29, 1999

Hubert M. Langley
b. 25 Jun 1941 --- d. 16 Aug. 1941
father Hubert E. Langley; mother Mildred Jenkins
Shelby co. death
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Langley, John Thomas
b 1 Sep 1868 --- d 1 Dec 1925
father W A Langley; mother __ Andrews
cemetery Grace
farmer; married
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home
J. T. Langley was born September 2nd, 1868, and died December 1st, 1925, age 57 years. He was married to Miss Nina WEBB on February 1st, 1905. To this union six children were born, five boys and one girl, four of whom survive with his wife and mother. Also his father, four brothers and a host of friends. His body was laid to rest in Grace Cemetery the following day in the presence of a large gathering and his grave was covered with beautiful flowers. Rev. J. M. KENDALL, his pastor and Rev. J. A. KELLY, of the Dyersburg Circuit, conducted the funeral. Mr. LANGLEY was a good man, and attended to his own business. He joined the New Hope Church in 1908 and held his membership there till death. May the good Lord, who doeth all things well, bless his family. A Friend.

O. B. Langley, 75, of Ripley, retired mechanic, died Monday in Baptist Hospital Lauderdale in Ripley. Rites are set a 2 p.m. Friday in Ripley Church of God, with burial in Grace Cemetery, Garner Funeral Home in charge, He leaves his wife. Shirley Sparks Langley; sons, Rickey Langley, of Tennessee, and Gary Lilley, of Mecca, Ind.; daughters, Diane Sorensen, of Ripley, Linda Carol Krewson, of Memphis, and Theresa Hurliman, of Missoula, Mont.; a brother, Wayne Langley, and a sister, Dorothy Connell, of Ripley; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee, Sept. 27, 2007

Ripley - Geneva Latham, 88, homemaker, died November 3, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 5 at Garner Funeral Home. Burial in Grace Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 5, 2006

Ledbetter, Wm
b 26 Apr 1926 --- d 26 Dec 1926
father J E Ledbetter; mother Nora Lott
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Levid?, Mary Ann
d 24 Sept 1924
father __ Webb
cemetery Grace
widow
cause of death cerebral Hem.
Age 76 yrs 9 mo 12 days
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Louise Lewis, 91, of Bartlett, formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died Monday at Methodist Healthcare-North in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Lewis, the widow of William G. Lewis, leaves a daughter, Nancy J. Leggett of Bartlett; three sisters, Frances Shields and Georgia Campbell, both of Ripley, and Pansy Wilson of Bartlett; two brothers, Edward Hutcherson of Ripley and James Hutcherson of Halls, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 1, 2002

Lunsford, J W
b 3 Sep 1868 --- d 5 Aug 1931
cemetery Grace
divorced
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Luye, Dave
b 2 Aug 1861 --- d 5 May 1932
father David Lorau, KY; mother Ruthe Luye, KY
cemetery Grace
b KY
farmer
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Lyell, Mrs Emily
b 19 Apr 1848 --- d 16 Mar 1932
father John Russell
cemetery Grace
widow
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home
On March 16, 1932 Mrs. Emily E. Russell Lyell passes away at the home of her son, Butler LYELL. She had been confined to her bed with a broken limb for nine weeks, the first five of which were spent in the Baptist Hospital, Memphis. Mrs. LYELL was born in Christian County, KY, April 19, 1848, and moved to Lauderdale County in 1890. She married John W. LYELL on July 29, 1866. To this union was born nine children, five boys and four girls, five of whom preceded her in death. In 1898 death claimed the husband . The four children surviving are J. R. LYELL, of Trenton, Mrs. Susie SHAND, Henry LYELL and Butler LYELL, both of this county. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. STOKES, of Curve at Grace Church and she was laid to rest in Grace cemetery.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday March 25, 1932

Mrs. Florence Haislip Lyell, 73, wife of Butler LYELL, of 114 Crecent, Ripley, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday in her home. She had been ill since December. Services were Monday in Central Assembly of God Church, burial in Grace cemetery. She leaves her son, Marvin LYELL, of Pensacola, Fla.; her daughters, Mrs Bertha SMITH, of Ripley; Mrs. Henry GITCHELL, of Halls, and Mrs. Elsie KINNINMOUTH, of Arlington, Texas; her brother, Bud HAISLIP, of Ripley and her sister, Mrs. Rosie McGLOUTHIN, of Halls.
Lauderdale County Enterprise FRIDAY APRIL 26, 1968

RIPLEY - Charles E. 'Doodlebug' Maclin, 75, retired from Lauderdale County Farmer's Co-op, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. He was an Army veteran. Mr. Maclin, the husband of Bonnie Maclin, also leaves a daughter, Kay Rose, and two sons, Jimmy Maclin and Terry Maclin, all of Ripley; a sister, Peggy Walton of Florida; two brothers, Bill Maclin of Ripley and Joe Maclin of Florida, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 28, 2003

Mansfield, infant son
b & d 14 Nov 1928
father Murow Mansfield: mother Gullridge
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

HALLS - Clyde Manuel, 67, auto parts and grocery store clerk, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley after a massive heart attack. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near Ripley. He was a member of Halls Masonic Lodge and the Bethesda United Methodist Church. Mr. Manuel, the husband of Joyce Weaver Manuel, also leaves two daughters, Vicky Duncan and Luanne Tillman, both of Halls; a sister, Charlie Layne of Ripley; a brother, William Manuel of Halls, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 13, 1997

RIPLEY - Fannie Maxwell, 90, homemaker, died Thursday of pneumonia at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. She was a member of Curve Baptist Church. Mrs. Maxwell, the widow of Edgar Maxwell, leaves three daughters, Mildred Meacham of Gates, Ruth Goodwin of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Clara Hamilton of Jackson; two sons, James Maxwell and Lonnie Maxwell, and a brother, Raymond Allmon, all of Ripley, 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 30, 1995

RIPLEY - Annie Lee McBroom, 82, retired nurse's aide, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. McBroom, the widow of O. D. McBroom, leaves two daughters, Carolyn Warren of Memphis and Sylvia Riker of Nashville; two sons, Leonard Adkerson of Oroville, Calif., and Bobby McBroom of Memphis; five sisters, Louise Lewis, Frances Shields and Georgia Campbell, all of Ripley, Agnes Sutton of Union City and Pansy Wilson of Memphis; two brothers, James Hutcherson of Halls and Edward Hutcherson of Ripley, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 24, 1996

RIPLEY - O. D. McBroom, 80, retired barber, died Wednesday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church near here. Mr. McBroom, the husband of Annie Lee Hutcherson McBroom, also leaves three daughters, Sylvia Rediker of Nashville, and Carolyn Warren and Ellen Hood, both of Memphis; two sons, Bobby McBroom of Bartlett and Leonard Adkerson of Oroville, Calif.; four sisters, Donnie Ross and Virginia Sonderman, both of Ripley, Mandie Anderson of Sanford, Fla., and Iva Dell Ellison of Missouri; two brothers, Marvin McBroom of Counce and Ed Yon of Covington, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 14, 1992

Ripley - Bessie Hoeft McCoy, 91, died Friday, December 22 at Cordova Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, December 24 at Grace Baptist Church with the burial to follow in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church as well as a member of the former Home Demonstration Club for over 50 years. Ms. McCoy is survived by her daughters, Becky Mullikin of Southaven, MS, Pat Heathcott of Ripley, TN; sons, Wendell McCoy of McKenzie, TN; Larry McCoy of Ripley, TN, Ken McCoy of Germantown, TN, Sam McCoy of Jackson, TN; sister Eddie Lou Kelley of Ripley, TN nine grandchildren two step grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom McCoy.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)

RIPLEY - Samuel Thomas McCoy, 82, retired farmer, died Saturday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. McCoy, the husband of Bessie Hoeft McCoy, also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Pansy Heathcott of Ripley and Mrs. Rebecca Mullikin of Loveland, Colo.; four sons, Wendell McCoy of Bishop, Texas, Sammy McCoy of Union City, Ken McCoy of Memphis and Larry McCoy of Ripley, eight grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 10, 1991

RIPLEY - Falba Barbour McMahan, 87, retired teacher, died of heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Asbury Methodist Church and Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. McMahan, the widow of Allen McMahan, leaves two sisters, Maurine Blaylock of Kosciusko, Miss., and Elizabeth Millsaps of Redwood City, Calif., and a brother, Bruce Dacus of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 6, 1997

RIPLEY - Billy Wayne Meade, 35, former foreman for Allen Stone Box Co. in Halls, died at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. Meade, the husband of Deborah Gibson Meade, also leaves a daughter, Miss Stella Meade, and a son, Billy Wayne Meade Jr., both of Covington; his mother, Mrs. Marguerite Cannon Meade of Ripley; four sisters, Mrs. Glenda J. Edwards and Mrs. Vinetta Murley, both of Ripley, Mrs. Sandra Johns of Gates and Mrs. Deborah Jackson of Brownsville, and a brother, Gerald Meade of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 19, 1991

Middleton, Ida
b 17 Aug 1895 --- d 10 Feb 1928
father U D Houston
cemetery Grace
b Ark
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Mr. Marion Midyett, age 66, died Sunday morning at 4 o'clock of pneumonia. He is survived by an aged wife and six children, Mrs. Will Kellick, Mrs. Chester Frazier, Mrs. Tom Cox, Mrs. Alice Beard, all of this place; Mrs. Sam Gitchell, of Yarbro, Ark., and Mr. John Midyett of Memphis. Interment was in Grace cemetery Sunday afternoon. ENTERPRISE Friday March 12, 1926

Mr. Will Midyett died near Central Friday night and was buried
Saturday at Grace Cemetery. He was 37 years old and is survived by a wife and two children.

Miller, Frank P
b 22 Mar 1854 --- d 17 Dec 1928
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Lottie Alice Miller, 95, homemaker, died Saturday at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs, Miss. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. Mrs. Miller, the widow of Raymond Easter Miller, leaves a daughter, Mary Alice Strappe of Tucson; two brothers, Billy Miller of Arlington and Rufus B. Miller of Holly Springs, three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 16, 2002

RIPLEY - Ruby Miller, 92, retired sales clerk, died of heart failure Wednesday at Ripley Healthcare & Rehab. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Miller, the widow of Hubert Miller, leaves a daughter, Laverne Smith of Temple, Texas, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 30, 2001

RIPLEY - Mrs. Sunshine Miller, 70, died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Miller, the widow of Edgar Marvin Miller Jr., leaves a daughter, Ms. Jane Miller Hathcock of Ripley; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Wilson of Oroville, Calif., and Mrs. Georgia Rose Cozart of Los Lunas, N.M.; two brothers, James Bright of Sweet Home, Ore., and Vernon Bright of Medford, Ore., a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 5, 1991

RIPLEY - Vassar J. Miller Jr., 74, retired state employee, died of heart failure Thursday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a member and past worshipful master of Ripley Masonic Lodge 630 and a member of the 911 board. Mr. Miller, the husband of Mary Ellen Miller, also leaves a daughter, Mary Ann Giampapa of Jackson; two sons, Jud Miller of Covington and Charles Miller of Ripley, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 4, 1998

Moore, G B
d 23 Mar 1929
father Grover Moore; mother Craig
cemetery Grace
age 5 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Buford O. Mullikin, 95, retired farmer, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Hope United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Mullikin leaves two daughters, Margaret M. Hargett and Dorothy Robeson, both of Ripley; four sons, James O. Mullikin of Ripley, W. E. Mullikin of Memphis, Jerry F. Mullikin of Bartlett and Bobby E. Mullikin of Denver; a sister, Eddie Sue Cummings of Memphis; a half-brother, J. W. Mullikin of Memphis, 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and three great- great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 26, 1993

RIPLEY - Wallace W. Mullins, 74, retired employee of East Texas Motor Freight, died of heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He leaves a son, Wallace Mullins Jr. of Memphis; two sisters, Katie Rambo of Ripley and Lottie Sue Beaird of Frog Jump; two brothers, Austin Mullins of Trenton, Ga., and Easley Mullins Jr. of Atoka, two grandchildren anda great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 11, 2000

Mrs. Bernice Dean Newman, 53, wife of Barney NEWMAN, of Holly Springs, Miss., who is employed by Sunrise Laundry Cleaners, Memphis, died at 10 p.m. last Friday in St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis, after long illness. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Grace Baptist, burial in Grace Cemetery, Ripley Funeral Home in charge. She leaves a son, John H. NEWMAN, of El Paso, Texas; her daughters, Mrs. Virginia CARMACK, of Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Bonnie TREZONA, of Japan; her brothers, Harold WALLESON, of Chadron, Neb., and Bobby WALLESON, of Springfield, Illinois; her sisters, Mrs. Margaret THOMPSON, of Logan, Iowa, Mrs. Fay PORTILLO, of Monta Valla, Calif., and Mrs. Elsie MASCHER, of Omaha, Neb., and three grandchildren.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29, 1968

RIPLEY - Mrs. Bessie P. Newman, 97, of Campbellsville, Ky., formerly of Ripley, died Thursday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Hurricane Hill United Methodist Church in Ripley. Mrs. Newman, the widow of Cuthbirt Newman, leaves a daughter, Mrs. Louise Kennedy of Campbellsville, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 4, 1990

Newman, Hershal Earl
b 5 Sep 1933 --- d 11 Jun 1933
father Casey Newman;
mother Freedie Green
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Newman, infant son
d 29 Aug 1931; stillborn
father Page Newman; mother Fannie Hutcherson
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Newman, Mrs J D
d 14 Sep 1931
father David Cox; mother Catherine Goodman
cemetery Grace
age 75 yrs old
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Newman, Joe M
b 19 Nov 1863 --- d 21 Aug 1930
father Wallace Newman
mother Eliza White
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Mrs. Sarah Jane Newman, 81, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Ripley, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery near Ripley. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Newman, the widow of Page Newman, leaves three daughters, Mrs. Pansy Boston and Mrs. Margie Tucker, both of Memphis, and Mrs. Betty Jane Hankins of Hernando, Miss.; two sons, Lawson Newman of Memphis and Page Newman Jr. of Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Virgie Jackson, and two brothers, Lewis Hutcherson and Bill Crumwright, all of Ripley, 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 21, 1991

RIPLEY - Lumus Olds, 71, truck driver, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls (Tenn.) Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near Ripley. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mr. Olds, the widower of Mary Fitzhugh Olds, leaves three daughters, Linda Carter and Brenda Frazier, both of Memphis, and Betty Morris of Oven Fork, Ky.; two sons, David Floyd Olds of Gates and Mike Olds of Halls; a sister, Effie Davis of Gates, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 20, 1993

Olsborn, Dotsy Mai
5 Aug 1948; stillborn
father: John Henry OLSBORN 23 yrs old
mother: Martha Melvelon NEWMAN 16 yrs old
cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Virginia Sue Ormsby, 79, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired from the Postal Service, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves a daughter, Sharon Wilkes of Memphis; a brother, Claude E. Mitchell Jr. of Ripley, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 24, 2003

Emma Pace
Mrs. I. W. Pace
b. Nov.1885 --- d. 26 April 1935
father S. W. Pickens; mother Tennessee Brownb.N.C.
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home Page 197

RIPLEY - John Enloe Parker, 85, retired farmer, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home here with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. He was a member of Gates Church of Christ. Mr. Parker, the husband of Ellen Walker Parker, also leaves two daughters, Barbara Bain and Glenda Bain, both of Gates; four sisters, Lucille McWilliams, Annie Mae Tillman, Lillian Thornley, all of Ripley, and Ruth Nabors of Bartlett; two brothers, C. B. Parker of Collierville and William T. Parker of Olive Branch, Miss., four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 26, 1993

Pickens, Lillie L
20 Mar 1885 --- 31 Aug 1953
father: Wm. R CUNNINGHAM; mother: Ellen CATES
wf of T A
cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

Pickens, Robt Lee
27 Feb 1880 --- 4 Mar 1954
father: Sam PICKENS; mother: Tennessee BROWN
cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

HALLS - Ronnie Lee Pickens, 49, manager of Plumbing Supply Co. in Dyersburg, died Thursday at his home after a heart attack. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery in Ripley. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Halls. Mr. Pickens leaves a daughter, Kelly Edwards; a son, Robert Pickens, and his parents, Travis and Ruth Davis, all of Halls; a sister, Patricia Ferland of Johnsonville, S.C.; a brother, Thomas Pickens Jr. of Milan, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 23, 1996

HALLS - Ruth Keltner Pickens, 74, bookkeeper and homemaker, died of massive coronary occlusion Sunday at Canterbury Place in Dyersburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery in Ripley. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Pickens, the widow of Thomas Auford Pickens, leaves a daughter, Patricia Ferland of Johnsonville, S.C., a son, Thomas Auford Pickens Jr. of Milan; two sisters, Betty F. Burks of Nashville and Veddie Lou Brown of Smithville, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 30, 1999

Pickens, Mrs S W
b 20 Sep 1842 --- d 7 Sep 1933
cemetery Grace
widow
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Mr. Sam Pickens died suddenly with heart failure at his home at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon, burial in Grace Cemetery. He will be sadly missed in this community.
Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, TN, October 19th, 1923

Sam G. Poe, 84, retired, of Ripley, died Sunday, July 1, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. Mr. Poe, husband of Myrtle Shands Poe, leaves a daughter, Gail McQuiston of Lacy Springs, Ala.; two sons, Stanley Poe of Ripley and Phillip Poe of Leaf River, Ill.; a sister, Mamie Milliman of Ripley; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, July 11, 2007

RIPLEY - Aubrey L. Poindexter, 85, retired factory worker, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Poindexter, the widower of Bessie Poindexter, leaves a stepdaughter, Ms. Ruth Deverts of Ripley; a sister, Ms. Clarence Holcomb of Ripley, and a niece who cared for him, Ms. Catherine Forsyth of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 22, 1991

RIPLEY - Ethel Charlotte Prescott, 87, retired nurse, died Saturday at Ripley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Prescott, the wife of Austin Prescott, also leaves two daughters, Betty James of Memphis and Thelma Gay of Ripley; two sons, James Millwood of Olive Branch, Miss., and Austin M. Prescott Jr. of Hurst, Texas; a brother, George Haskins of Los Angeles, 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 9, 2004

H.C. Prescott
Prescott, Henry Clay
d 29 Jul 1926
father Daniel Prescott, NC; mother __ Easter, NC
cemetery Grace
farmer; married
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Prescott, Leroy
b 19 Nov 1926 --- d 22 Apr 1927
father Roy Prescott; moyher Clara May Shea
cemetery Grace
b Ark
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Prescott, Thomas Arlie
b 29 Apr 1924 --- d 14 Oct 1927
father H P Prescott; mother Myrtle Floyd
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters

Pruitt, Mrs Nora
b 20 May 1893 --- d 30 Jul 1927
father J D Newman; mother Martha Cox
w/o Ben
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters

Quinley, Mrs Annie Katherine
b 8 Dec 1881 --- d 27 Aug 1930
father Wm Hemby
mother Canada
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Charles L. Randel, 78, retired plumber, died Wednesday of heart failure at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Yarbrough Funeral Home of Ripley with burial in Grace Cemetery here. He was a Navy veteran, a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of Ripley Exchange Club. Mr. Randel, the husband of Lady B. Randel, also leaves a son, Charles L. Randel Jr. of Ripley; a brother, Morris Randel of Naples, Fla., two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 5, 1995

RIPLEY - Lady B. Randle, 84, retired teacher for Lauderdale County, died of cancer Monday 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. Randle, the widow of Charles L. Randle, leaves a son, Charles L. Randle Jr. of Ripley, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Grace Cemetery Fund or the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 3, 2001

RIPLEY - Lillie Pearl Ray, 94, homemaker, died Tuesday at Methodist Healthcare-North in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Ray, the widow of Charles Lackey Ray, leaves five daughters, LaNelle Gay and Maxine Jones, both of Memphis, Sue McLemore of Ripley, Deanie Grisham of Slayden, Miss., and Martha Meyer of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; two sons, Jerry Ray of Woodstock, Ill., and Bobby Ray of Ripley, 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Grace Baptist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 15, 2002

Reece, infant son
b. 7 April 1935 --- d. 10 April 1935
father F. S. Reece b. Ark; mother Edna Gitchell
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 190

Tilford Douglas Rickard, 74, of Memphis, brother of Ron Rickard and Evelyn Marcy, of Ripley, died Saturday, after having suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Rites were Monday in First Assembly of God in Cordova, with burial in Grace Cemetery near Ripley, Forest Hill East Funeral Home in Charge. He was born at Ripley, July 20, 1932, to the late Ned and Louise Hutcherson Rickard. He was the step-son of the late Lois Jenkins Rickard. He was a Korean War veteran who served in Germany. He retired after 37 years with Kimberly-Clark in Memphis. He organized and was lead singer in the Calvary Quartet, a gospel group well known in the Tri-States in the ‘70s and ‘80s. He had been a lay minister. Survivors include his wife for 48 years, Daisy Gitchell Rickard; sons, Dustin, of Memphis, and Doug, of Knoxville; a daughter, Denise Leavell, of Lebanon; other brothers, Billy, of Memphis, Charles, of Colorado Springs, Colo,, and Joseph, of San Diego, Calif.; another sister, Ruby Russell, of Taylor, S. C.; and six grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise
Ripley, Tennessee, June 7, 2007

RIPLEY - Elsie Mae Rickman, 67, retired machine operator for Tupperware, died Monday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Church of God, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Rickman, the widow of William Herbert Rickman, leaves a daughter, Sharon Davis of Ripley; two sons, Donald Wayson Lawson of Ripley and Samuel Eugene Rickman of Newbern; three sisters, Jonell Parker, Sue Kitchen and Ann Smith, all of Dyersburg; a brother, Jessie Lee Howell of Hopkinsville, Ky., six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 20, 2002

HALLS - Edward Robbins, 73, retired employee of Forked Deer Electric Co., died Thursday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near Ripley. He was a member of Halls First Baptist Church. Robbins, the husband of Lurline Vaughn Robbins, also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Burse of Halls; two sons, Jimmie Robbins of Olive Branch, Miss., and Michael Robbins of Halls; four sisters, Mrs. Ada Langley of Ripley, Mrs. Dorothy Brasfield of Gates, Mrs. Bessie Kate Peeler of Cody, Wyo., and Mrs. Aona Koop of Yampa, Colo.; a brother, Jessie Robbins of Gates, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 29, 1990

Robbins, infant son
stillborn 30 Jul 1929
father Ernest Robbins; mother May Drumwright
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

Robins, Jessie
b 24 May 1931 --- d 31 May 1931
father Ernest Robins; mother Drumwright
cemetery Grace
Birgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Alice Russell, 89, died of heart failure Sunday at West Florida Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ripley. Mrs. Russell, the widow of G. R. Russell, leaves a son, James B. Hill of Mary Esther, Fla., two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 19, 1997

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