OBITUARIES of some of those interred in
Halls Cemetery

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SUE B. Abernathy, 87, of Memphis, retired grocer, died of cancer Wednesday at her home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Abernathy, the widow of S. H. Abernathy, leaves two daughters, Pat Black of Memphis and Susan Hodges of Walls, Miss., four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 4, 1994

HALLS - Bobby Spence Acor, 58, mall maintenance worker, died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a Baptist. Mr. Acor, the husband of Mary Frances Bailey Acor, also leaves two daughters, Lisa Golden of Memphis and Janet Hunter of Japan; a stepson, Michael L. Hunter of Hicksville, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Agee of Cherokee, Ala., and Gwen Milledge of Churubusco, Ind.; a brother, Mark Acor of Garden Grove, Calif., and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 22, 1997

HALLS -- Charles Edward Alsobrook, 78, retired landowner, farmer and associate of Halls Gin Co., died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Halls, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was past chairman of the administrative board at First United Methodist Church. Mr. Alsobrook, the husband of Mary Spence Alsobrook, also leaves two daughters, Lucinda Coulter Burback of Forest City, Fla., and Elizabeth Horner of Dyersburg; a son, Dr. James Carey Alsobrook of Murfreesboro; a sister, Rebecca Dayton of Memphis, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 19, 1993

Halls - Mary Spence Alsobrook, 89, homemaker and former city recorder, died Tuesday at Dyersburg Manor. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Halls First United Methodist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Women's Society of Christian Service and Thursday Bridge Club. Mrs. Alsobrook, the widow of Charles E. Alsobrook, leaves two daughters, Lucinda Coulter-Burback of Apopka, Fla., and Elizabeth A. Horner of Dyersburg; a son, Dr. James Cary Alsobrook of Murfreesboro, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Halls First United Methodist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 28, 2005

HALLS - Virginia Cunningham Alston, 76, retired seamstress with Ripley Manufacturing Co. and Todd Uniforms, died of cancer Saturday at the Skilled Nursing Care Unit of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First Baptist Church. Mrs. Alston, the widow of Elmer L. Alston, leaves two daughters, Patricia Hearn of Camden and Annette Hilton of Munford; a son, David Alston of Halls, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 18, 1997

Lenard Woodrow Alston, 90, of Halls, a farmer, died April 29th in Halls. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church. The widower of Hazel Alston, he leaves daughters, Barbara Davis, of Millington, and Thalia Knox, of Eureka Springs, Ark.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise
Ripley, Tennessee, May 3, 2007

HALLS - Hazel Chestine Alston, 78, homemaker and farmer, died of cancer Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church and WOW. Mrs. Alston, the widow of Lenard Alston, leaves two daughters, Barbara Davis and Thalia Knox, both of Millington; a sister, Evelyn Wyrick of Friendship, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 9, 2000

Mrs. Ida Wallace Alston, 82, widow of William Fred ALSTON, Halls farmer, died Saturday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered August 21st. Services were Monday in first Methodist Church in Halls, burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Decatur County, her husband died in 1924. She leaves her sons, Elmer ALSTON and Bon ALSTON, both of Halls and Leonard ALSTON, of Poplar Grove; daughters, Mrs. Nettie CAVENESS and Mrs. Ollie Mae SMITH, both of Halls, and Mrs. Ola SUMMERS, of Dyersburg; brothers, Charlie WALLACE and Jess WALLACE, both of Decaturville; sisters, Mrs. Annie FISHER and Mrs. Ada MOODY, of Caruthersville, Mo.
THE LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1968

Tommie Anderson
MRS.A.J.ANDERSON BURIED MONDAY..Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at four o'clock from the Halls Methodist Church for Mrs.Tommy ANDERSON,wife of A.J.ANDERSON,who died at her home in Benton,Tennessee Friday night after lenghty illness.Burial in the City Cemetery,Garner Funeral Home in charge.A former resident of Halls,she had made her home in Benton for 20 years where her husband is superintendent of Pope County Schools.In addition to her husband,she leaves one brother, C.W.DYER of Halls,and several neices and nephews.
THE HALLS GRAPHIC; FRIDAY AUGUST 23,1946
HALLS,TENNESSEE

Romonia Ashmore
HALLS - Edmonia Griffin Ashmore, 84, homemaker, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Ashmore, the widow of J. B. Ashmore, leaves two daughters, Jill Macy of Keller, Texas, and Deborah McAlexander of Spring, Texas; a son, Keith Ashmore of Halls, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 5, 2003

HALLS - Lee Arnold Ayers, 72, retired Baptist minister and former boilermaker in Chicago, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Elon Baptist Church and a World War II veteran. Mr. Ayers, the husband of Mary Louise Ward Ayers, also leaves a daughter, Sharon Baute of Des Plaines, Ill.; three stepdaughters, Mary Nell Keltner of Halls, Annella Luton of Memphis and Janie Kissell of Ripley; a stepson, Jimmy Land of Curve; a brother, Clarence Ayers of Halls, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 8, 1992

HALLS - Mrs. Annie Lois Ayers, 76, retired employee of Tupperware, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mrs. Ayers was a member of Antioch Church of Christ. She leaves her husband, Clarence Ayers; seven daughters, Mrs. Narlene Riley and Mrs. Shirley Brandon, both of Memphis, Mrs. Polly Bivins of Diluth, Ga., Mrs. Reba Arwood of Ripley, Mrs. Iva Dean Rook of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Sandra Davis of Etiwanda, Calif., and Mrs. Barbara Mann of Halls; three sons, Dwight Prescott of Lake Zurich, Ill., Joe Prescott of Memphis and Jackie Prescott of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Imogene Garrett of Moro, Ill., 29 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 23, 1990

deceased: Olin Wain Baker, TN
charge to: C. J. BAKER
address: Halls, TN
date of funeral: 4th December 1925
residence: near Halls, TN
place of death: Baird-Dulaney
Interment: Halls Cemetery
cause of pneumonia
date of death: 2nd December 1925 10:30 p.m.
aged: 4 years, 7 months, 9 days
father: C. J. BAKER TN
mother: Miss STREET TN
VOLUME 14--- Page 242;
Curry Funeral Home Record

HALLS - Frank Baldridge, 73, mortgage banker, real estate dealer and U.S. postal service contractor, died of pulmonary arrest Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls First United Methodist Church, where he was on the board of stewards, with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of the Halls Masonic Lodge and a World War II veteran. Mr. Baldridge, the husband of Anita Jean White Baldridge, also leaves two daughters, Amy Roberson and Beth Patterson, both of Bartlett, and five grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church or Madonna Learning Center in Germantown.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 15, 1997

Halls - Anita Jean Baldridge, 78, retired kindergarten teacher for Lauderdale County Board of Education and employee of City Hall, died Monday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls First United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Baldridge, the widow of James Frank Baldridge, leaves two daughters, Amy Roberson and Beth Patterson, both of Bartlett, and five grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Halls First United Methodist Church of Madonna Learning Center in Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 15, 2004


Mrs. Bettie Ball, wife of the late William Ball passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law George T. and Claudia Miller, Monday night at nine o’clock after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Ball had been in failing health for some time. She was born August 9, 1855, in Haywood County, and died age seventy-seven years. Mrs. Ball was first married to Ben P. Humphreys, who also preceded her in death. To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Mary Ferguson, of this place. To the latter union was born one son, Ulus Ball, with whom she resides in Memphis until he moved to California, and she moved back to Lauderdale County. She is also survived by four brothers, Lee Jones of this place and three other brothers, twelve great-grandchildren, Mrs. Ball, many years ago resided in Haywood County, but for years made her home here.
Death date Oct. 4, 1932

HALLS - Billie Bailey Barbour, 93, of Halls and Memphis, homemaker, died Thursday at Bright Glade Convalescent Center in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First Christian Church. Mrs. Barbour, the widow of Joe Medeiros and Douglas Barbour, leaves a sister-in-law who helped care for her, Jane Rother of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 13, 2003
Edition: First

HALLS - Akin Barnes, 58, retired owner/operator of Barnes Trucking Co., former maintenance worker for the City of Ripley, former superintendent of the City of Halls, self-employed welder and plumber and retired Lauderdale County commissioner, died Thursday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a deacon at Westside Baptist Church and a Mason. Mr. Barnes, the husband of Brenda Newman Barnes, also leaves a daughter, Shannon Blackwood, and a son, Curt Barnes, both of Halls; his mother, Katherine Walpole, and a sister, Peggy Criner, both of Ripley, and seven grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Westside Baptist Church or the Awana Club.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 25, 2003

Inez Basye
DYERSBURG - Inez Basye 'Queenie' Smith, 82, retired employee of Sears and Roebuck Co. of Chicago, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Friday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Smith, the widow of Alton Smith and Joe Basye, leaves three sisters, Joyce Boyd of Memphis, Nettie Jean Garrison of Halls and Betty Ann Whittstruck of Phoenix; three brothers, Donnie Flowers and Ed Flowers, both of Dyersburg, and James Flowers of Phoenix, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 25, 2000

DYERSBURG - Joe Thomas 'Bubs' Basye, 55, actor and photographer in Hollywood, Calif., died of cancer Sunday at his home here. Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Basye leaves his mother, Inez Flowers Bayse, and a sister, Barbara Jarvis, both of Dyersburg.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 17, 1996

HALLS -- Floyd Baxter, 81, construction contractor, died Tuesday of pulmonary arrest at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Halls American Legion Post 161. Mr. Baxter, the widower of Pauline Stacy, leaves a daughter, Patsy Hodge of Winslow, Ariz.; a son, Jerry Baxter of Benton, Ky.; a sister, Mattie Lou Anderson of Florissant, Mo., and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 22, 1994

HALLS - Pauline Baxter, 78, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mrs. Baxter, the wife of Floyd Baxter, also leaves a daughter, Patsy Hodge of Winslow, Ariz.; a son, Jerry Baxter of Benton, Ky.; a sister, Dorothy Spry of Halls, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 25, 1992

Services for W. N. Beasley, Halls attorney, former member of the Tennessee Public Utilities Commission and three times Mayor of Halls, were held Tuesday from Halls Christian Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. He was 73. Born in Crockett County, Mr. BEASLEY came to Halls to practice law in 1903. He leaves his wife, Mrs. OLLIE STEPHENS BEASLEY. CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
BELLS, TENNESSEE
THURSDAY JULY 20, 1950

Mrs. Susie Elizabeth Becton died Friday morning of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willie BRANDON, in the Poplar Grove Community at the age of 85. Services were Sunday from Williams Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Parker Lee HAYS officiating, burial in Halls Cemetery. Surviving are two other daughters, Mrs.Nora BRIGGANCE, of Peach Orchard, Mo., and Mrs. Pearl STYERS, of Memphis; two brothers, William HALLIBURTON & Henry HALLIBURTON, both of Dyer, Tenn.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ellan McCaslin, of Dyer, and Mrs. Henry SANSON, of Sardis, Miss.
THE HALLS GRAPHIC; HALLS, TENNESSEE
FRIDAY JANUARY 11, 1946

HALLS -- Grace Hilliard Belton, 91, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, homemaker, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis after an apparent heart attack. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Belton, the widow of Floyd Belton, leaves three daughters, Denera Tillman and Evelyn Speaks, both of Memphis, and Norma Sparks of Fisherville; a son, Thomas Neil Belton of Adamsville; a sister, Esth er Garrett of Memphis, 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 4, 1994

HALLS -- Lula Wanda Belton, 82, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Belton, the widow of Talmadge Belton, leaves two daughters, Patsy Bowie and Glenda Davis, both of Halls; a son, Dudley Belton of Arab, Ala.; two sisters, Aline Smith and Effie Williams, both of Halls, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 17, 1993

HALLS - Monroe Belton, 94, retired rural mail carrier and farmer, died Saturday at the home of his son, Jackie Belton in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Enon Baptist Church near here with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Belton also leaves two daughters, Virginia Olds of Halls and Loudean Cross of Memphis; two other sons, Raymond Belton of Halls and Thomas Belton of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Erma Olds of Halls, 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 11, 1992

HALLS - Raymond Elmous Belton, 74, retired farmer and rural mail carrier, died of a cardiovascular accident Friday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Enon Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Belton, the husband of Lucile Paige Belton, also leaves a daughter, Emma Sue Wright of Halls; three sons, Raymond Belton Jr. of Tampa, Fla., and Thomas Artell Belton and Daniel Monroe Belton, both of Halls; two sisters, Virginia B. Olds of Halls and Loudean Cross of Memphis; two brothers, Jackie A. Belton of Memphis and Thomas Lynn Belton of Halls, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 23, 1996

Services for Henry Bettis, who died of pneumonia at the home of his son, Larry Bettis of Hellen's Bluff, were held Wednesday morning at 11:30 at the South Fork Baptist Church, the Rev. T. E. Williams officiating. Burial was in Halls cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home. Mr. Bettis was 68. Born in Crockett County, Mr. Bettis was a prosperous farmer, an Odd Fellow and a member of the Baptist Church. He was a member of the Crockett County Court for 17 years and a leader in all school and civic affairs of his community. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Viola Richards Bettis; one son, Larry Bettis; 3 grandchildren; two brothers, J. L. Bettis of Dyersburg and Ruben Bettis of Chicago, Ill.
The Crockett Times; Alamo, Tennessee
Thursday, January 8, 1948

ALAMO - Lera Espey Bettis, 89, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at South Fork Baptist Church near Halls, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Ronk Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Bettis, the widow of James Larry Bettis, leaves two daughters, Carolyn Camp and Norma Conley, both of Alamo; a son, Harold Bettis of Memphis; two sisters, Lorrell Kirby and Augusta Hawkins, both of Friendship, seven grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 12, 1998

HALLS - Floy Lee Blackwell, 88, of Midwest City, Okla., formerly of Halls, homemaker, died of cardiac failure Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First Baptist Church. Mrs. Blackwell, the widow of Tommy Blackwell, leaves two sons, Wilbur Blackwell of Midwest City and Harold Blackwell of Sullivan, Mo.; two brothers, Tommy Butler of Paris and Ivan Butler of Clarksville, and three grandchildren. Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 20, 1995

Eula B. Blakley, 79. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2006 at Halls Funeral Home Chapel.Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 6, 2006

HALLS - Jerrel Boone, 64, retired factory worker, died of heart failure Tuesday at Ripley Health Care. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Lighthouse Church. Mr. Boone, the husband of Vanlyn Kay Terry Boone, also leaves a daughter, Betty Perry of Selmer; a son, Chad Boone of Halls; a sister, Warlene Cook of Dyersburg, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 1, 2001

RIPLEY - Frankie Elizabeth Braden, 87, of Ripley, formerly of Memphis, retired social worker for the former Memphis-Shelby County Welfare Department, died Sunday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Halls United Methodist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, and was a WAC with the Army Air Corps in World War II. Miss Braden leaves a sister, Clara B. Cannon of Halls, and a nephew and a niece who cared for her, Dr. Noah Kimball and LaRue White, both of Memphis. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 29, 1992

Services for R. C. Bradford of Cabot, Ark., father of Roark Bradford, well known Southern author were held at 1:30 Monday at Halls Methodist Church. The Rev. W. F. Maxedon officiated. Burial was in Halls Cemetery. Mr. Bradford, who was 87, died of pneumonia Saturday night in St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. He was born in Lake Charles, La. and lived in Halls from 1906 to 1911. He then moved to Cabot where for many years he was a real estate and insurance agent. Mr. Bradford was a member of the Cabot Masonic Lodge and the Methodist Church. In addition to his son, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Lucy Glover Bradford; two other sons, Dr. W. H. Bradford of Washington and J. B. Bradford, an engineer at Oak Ridge; four daughters, Miss Ruth Bradford, with the Congressional Library in Washington, Mrs. J. C. Galloway of Beebe, Ark., Mrs. J. C. Alexander of Cabot and Mrs. Y.S. Brown of Halls
The Crockett Times; Alamo, Tennessee
Thursday, March 25, 1948

DYERSBURG - Hazel Jane Brain, 90, of Franklin, formerly of Dyersburg, died Tuesday at Harpeth Terrace Convalescent Center in Franklin. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Cemetery. J. W. Curry & Son Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Brain, the widow of Edgar Brain, leaves nieces.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 20, 1992

HALLS - Gladys Brandon, 97, homemaker, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Brandon, the widow of Carl Brandon and Bernice Brandon, leaves a sister, Melba Watkins, and a grandson and a great-granddaughter who cared for her, Henry Bishop and Jennifer Bishop, all of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 2, 2000

Services for Mrs. Willie Harwell Briggs who died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Bedwell of Somerville were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the Halls, Tenn., Methodist Church. The Rev. W. F. Maxedon officiated and burial was in Halls Cemetery with Garner Funeral Home of Ripley in charge. Born in Crockett County, Mrs. Briggs lived at Halls most of her life. She was the widow of J. W. Briggs, Halls farmer. She was 77 and had been ill for more than a year. She was an active member of the Methodist Church. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Bedwell and Mrs. Charles H. Hilliard of Ripley; a sister, Mrs. W. W. Hawkins of Maury City and three brothers, J. T. Harwell of Bossier City, La., and J. A. Harwell and L. C. Harwell of Jacksonville, Fla. The Crockett Times
Alamo, Tennessee
Thursday, February 8, 1951

Jean Ballentine Britt, 77 factory employee for Universal Electric, of Halls, died Saturday, Dec. 8, in Dyersburg. Services were held Monday, Dec. 10, at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery, She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Halls. Ms. Britt, widow of the late Odis Ballentine and the late Carl Britt, leaves three daughters, Carol Woods of Dyersburg, Romona Rhoads of Henning, and Sherri Smith of Halls; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, December 12, 2007

deceased: Mrs. Mary Brogdon
widow of W. M. BROGDON
order given by: J. W. BROGDON
charge to W. E. BROGDON
date of funeral: 7th November 1918
place of death: Hosmer Hosp.
cause of death: cholecystitis
date of death: 5th November 1918 @ 11:20
date of birth: 20th May 1860
aged: 58 years, 5 months, 17 days
father:____ FOX Germany
mother:____ Penn.
interment: Halls Cemetery, Halls, TN.
Volume 7---Page 42; Curry Funeral Home Record

HALLS - J. C. Broglin, 80, retired from Tupperware Co., died Monday in Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of the American Legion and Halls Westside Baptist Church. Mr. Broglin, the husband of Marcella Vandiver Broglin, also leaves three sons, Wayne Broglin, Jesse Broglin and Jerry Broglin, and a stepdaughter, Sheron Ross, all of Halls; two sisters, Laura Archibald of Visalia, Calif., and Mildred O'Steen of Halls, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Halls Westside Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 22, 2003

Ella Cox Brooks
RITES; HALLS,TENN., JULY 18--Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon for Mrs.Ella Cox BROOKS, 52, at the Halls Baptist Church, interment in the city cemetery. In addition to her husband, Mr.E.H. BROOKS, she is survived by a son,Eugene BROOKS; and a daughter,Eudell BROOKS, both of Halls; her mother, Mrs.Donie Nunn COX; and eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. Nina FORD and Mrs. Maggie BAILEY, both of Crockett County. Mrs. Edna NESBITT and Mary GREEN, both of Bemis, Tenn., Tommie COX, of Indianopolis, Ind., Earl COX, of Boston, Mass., Cecil COX, of Trenton,Tenn., and Egbert COX, of Crockett County.
FRIDAY JULY 22, 1932

J. F. Brooks, farmer in the Chestnut Bluff community, died at 9 a.m. Saturday morning at the Baird-Brewer Hospital in Dyersburg. He was 70. Services were held at the Lebanon Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon with the Rev. W. M. Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the Halls Cemetery. Mr. Brooks was a member of the Methodist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Cordelia P. Brooks; four daughters, Mrs. Lee Hollman of Bells; Mrs. Joe Hamilton of Halls; Mrs. Geo. Ozment of Friendship and Mrs. Elvie Reynolds of Halls and two brothers, J. W. Brooks of Tarrington, Wyo., and E. H. Brooks of Blytheville, Ark.
The Crockett Times; Alamo, Tennessee
Thursday, March 1, 1951

HALLS - Evelyn Hall Brown, 90, retired teacher, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Royal Care Nursing Home in Ridgely. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of First Christian Church. Mrs. Brown, the widow of Kenneth Brown, leaves a nephew who took care of her, Anthony Troiana of Indianapolis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 22, 1997

JACKSON - Mildred Adele Hargett Brown, 84, homemaker, died Monday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Halls City Cemetery. Arrington Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. She leaves a son, Dr. Joe L. Brown II of Jackson; a sister, John Ellen Cole of Amarillo, Texas, and a grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to Jackson First United Methodist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 24, 2002

Halls - J. H. Brown, 86, farmer, died Saturday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Methodist Men's Club and choir, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Brown, the widower of Mary Ferne Brown, leaves four sons, Bobby Brown of Mason Hall, Paul Brown of Trenton, Charlie Brown of Dyersburg and Tim Brown of Hobe Sound, Fla.; a sister, Ruth Wilkes of Dyersburg; a caregiver, Minnie Throgmorton of Halls, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Methodist Building Fund.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 15, 2004

HALLS - Mrs. Fern Brown, 70, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Halls First United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Brown, the wife of J. H. Brown, also leaves four sons, Robert Griffin Brown of Masonhall, Paul Henry Brown of Trenton, Charles David Brown of Dyersburg and James Timothy Brown of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a sister, Ms. Edmonia Ashmore of Halls, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 21, 1991

HALLS -- Kitty Brown, 104, homemaker, died Wednesday of cardiopulmonary failure at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Halls First United Methodist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of United Methodist Women. Mrs. Brown, the widow of Jim Brown, leaves a daughter, Ruth B. Wilkes of Dyersburg; a son, J. H. Brown of Halls, and a sister, Helen Badgett of Alamo; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 14, 1994

HALLS - Christopher Wayne Broyles, 13, son of Linda and Tim Broyles, student at Halls Middle School, died of respiratory arrest Monday at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Grace Bible Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of the school band. He also leaves a sister, Angelia Nycole Broyles of Ripley; two brothers, Timmy Wayne Broyles Jr. of Ripley and Colton Wade Broyles of Halls, his grandparents, Estelle Broyles and Anita Barnes, both of Halls, and Charles Barnes of Slidell, La., and his great-grandmother, Kathleen Barnes of Slidell.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 12, 2000

HALLS - Estelle Uselton Broyles, 82, homemaker, died of myocardial infarction Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Poplar Grove. Mrs. Broyles, the widow of Arthur Broyles, leaves three daughters, Carolyn Hendren, Rita Pool and Elizabeth Mathis, and a son, Tim Broyles, all of Halls; a brother, Leon Uselton of Greenwich, Ohio, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 14, 2001

Mrs. Rosa Bell Butler, wife of J. W. BUTLER of Crockett County, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Luther DICKERSON in Crockett County Thursday, January 24th. She was 79 years of age. Funeral services Friday at Maury Chapel with Rev. C. O. FRYE officiating. Burial in Halls Cemetery. She is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. J. T. BUTLER, Halls, and Mrs. Alva YOUNG, Chestnut Bluff; two sons, C. O. BUTLER, Chestnut Bluff, and Aubrey BUTLER, Dyersburg. THE HALLS GRAPHIC
HALLS, TENNESSEE (Lauderdale Co.)
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1, 1946

ATOKA - Buster Campbell, 83, of Atoka, formerly of Halls, service station operator and radiator service technician, died of complications from surgery Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Woodmen of the World and Grace Baptist Church in Rosemark. Mr. Campbell, the husband of Margie Britnell Campbell, also leaves three daughters, Mildred Fitzhugh of Halls, Carolyn Wingard of Atoka and Mary Ann Reynolds of Memphis; two sons, Gene Campbell of Bartlett and Richard McDaniel of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Leona Savage of Ashland, Miss., 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 19, 1996

Mrs. Fredda Ann ‘Fran’ Carnell, 33, a school teacher at Halls Elementary School, died at her residence in Halls, 512 Jaynes Drive, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 3, 1984. Funeral services for Mrs. Carnell were held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Paul Jones officiated. Burial was in the Halls Cemetery with Halls Funeral Home in charge of the arrangement. Mrs. Carnell leaves her husband, Stanley Walker Carnell; one daughter, Courtney Carnell, both of Halls; her father, Fred Mynatt, of West Memphis, Arkansas and one brother, Tom Robison, of Paducah, Kentucky.
Death date Feb. 3, 1984

RIPLEY - Burl Gene Carson, 53, factory worker, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a Vietnam veteran, attended Halls First Baptist Church and was a member of National Rifle Association and National Beagle Organization. Mr. Carson, the husband of Nancy Edens Carson, also leaves three daughters, Camara Carson Wright of Dyersburg, and Amber Bivens and Lauren Bivens, both of Halls; a brother, Terry Carson of Alamo, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 28, 2003

HALLS - Clydie L. Cates, 82, retired postal employee, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg after a long illness. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He taught Sunday school at Enon Baptist Church and was a member of the National Letter Carriers Association. Mr. Cates, the husband of Virginia Doris Hilliard Cates, also leaves three daughters, Lannette Hilliard, Nina Bowie and Judy Newman, and a son, Danny E. Cates, all of Halls; a sister, Rebecca Morris of Memphis, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 7, 1993

HALLS - Doris Cates, 83, homemaker, died Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Cates, the widow of Clydie Cates, leaves three daughters, Lannette Hilliard, Nina Bowie and Judy Newman, and a son, Danny Cates, all of Halls; two brothers, Arnold Hilliard of Halls and Gaylon Hilliard of Memphis, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Enon Baptist Church Building Fund.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 22, 2002

HALLS - Nellie 'Irene' Cates, 86, homemaker and former employee of Tupperware, died of heart failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Cates, the widow of Carl A. Cates, leaves two stepsisters, Reha Olds of Halls and Laverne Johnson of Johnsonville, three stepgrandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren and a stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 12, 2000

HALLS - Raybon M. Chambers, 85, retired mail carrier, died Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls First Baptist Church, where he was secretary of the men's Bible class and Sunday school teacher, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran, and member of the American Legion and Rural Mail Carrier Association. Mr. Chambers, the husband of Myrtle E. Chambers, also leaves two daughters, Lynda Rae David of Indianapolis, Md., and Karen L. Adams of Como, Miss.; a son, Raybon C. Chambers of Richardson, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Halls Baptist Church Building Fund or Veterans Museum.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 10, 2004

Myrtle Correll Chambers, 95, homemaker, of Halls, died Saturday, March 24, in Halls. Services were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at Halls First Baptist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home had charge. She was a member of Halls First Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II, a member of Marine Corps. Women’s Reserve, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ms. Chambers, widow of Raybon Chambers, leaves two daughters, Lynda Davis of Annapolis, Mary.,. and Karen Adams of Como, Miss.; a son, Raybon Chambers of Richardson, Texas; a sister, Evelyn Marek of Berea, Ohio; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Memorials can be sent to Halls First Baptist Church or Halls Veterans Museum.
The Lauderdale Voice
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Mrs. Madie Booth Chaney, 79, was found dead about 7 p.m. Wednesday in her home in Halls, after an apparent heart attack. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Halls Funeral Home chapel, burial in Halls Cemetery. The widow of Jim J. Chaney, Crockett County farmer, she was a member of Halls Baptist Church. She leaves a son, James J, Chaney, of Memphis; three daughters, Mrs. John Covington, of Fulton, Ky., Mrs. Robert Miller, of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Billy Viar, of Halls; two brothers, Warner Booth, of Riverside, Calif., and W. E. Booth, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Vera Miller, of Maryville; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
The Halls Graphic; Friday, October 13, 1972

Buford Cherry, 65, of Chestnut Bluff, was dead on arrival at Haywood County Hospital in Brownsville shortly after noon Sunday. A livestock dealer, he had collapsed in a pasture at Tibbs in which he was inspecting cattle. Services were at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. He also leaves his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Moore Cherry; three sons, Buford Cherry, Jr., of Halls, and Johnny Cherry, and Jimmy Cherry, both of Friendship; six daughters, Mrs. Virginia Riley and Mrs. Angela Perry, both of Halls, Mrs. Andy Wagner, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Susan Cherry, Nina Cherry, and Dawn Cherry, all at home; two brothers, John Moss Cherry, of Halls, and Parker Cherry, of Friendship; and three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Poindexter, of Halls, and Mrs. Betty Cole and Fern Cherry, both of Memphis.
The Halls Graphic; Friday July 14, 1972

FRIENDSHIP - Evelyn Ruth Cherry, 70, retired bookkeeper, died of cancer Saturday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Halls with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church in Jackson. Mrs. Cherry, the widow of Buford Cherry, leaves three daughters, Susan Gourley of Friendship, Nina Gourley of Dyersburg and Dawn Owens of Martin; a son, Johnny Cherry of Friendship; a brother, Jimmie H. Moore of Jackson, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 22, 1998

HALLS - James Franklin 'Mickey' Cherry, 68, farmer and retired substitute teacher for Halls High School, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Friday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was an Army veteran and a member of Halls Church of Christ. Mr. Cherry, the husband of Linda Lorraine Wright Cherry, also leaves three daughters, Bessie Lorraine Cherry of Ripley, Maggie Elizabeth Cherry of Dyersburg and Rebecca Lynn Cherry of Halls; a son, James Franklin Cherry Jr. of Halls; a sister, Dr. Helen Clare Bell of Bonicord; four brothers, Dr. William A. Cherry of Baton Rouge, La., Robert McKinley Cherry and Gerald D. Cherry, both of Halls, and Charlie Cherry of Ripley, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 25, 2001

John Moss Cherry, landowner, farmer and longtime commissioner in Crockett County, died Wednesday of diabetes at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was 77. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a commissioner from 1953 to 1982, a member of County-wide Utility Board from 1980 to 1991 and a member of the board of directors of Gates Banking and Trust Co. Mr. Cherry leaves two daughters, Diane Jordan of Friendship and Lana Nichols of Alamo; two sisters, Betty Cole and Fern Cherry, and a brother, Parker Cherry, all of Friendship, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 2, 1994

FRIENDSHIP - Ora Fern Cherry, 71, retired secretary for University of Tennessee, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at Humboldt General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Springdale Methodist Church in Memphis. She leaves a sister, Betty Florence Cole, and a brother, Parker Cherry, both of Friendship.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 29, 1994

HALLS - Sarah Amanda Cherry, 92, retired dry-goods store clerk, died of pulmonary arrest Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of First Christian Church. Mrs. Cherry, the widow of George W. Cherry, leaves three daughters, Mary Katherine Osborne of Detroit, Sarah Richardson of Memphis and Madeline Vaden of Halls, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 25, 2000

deceased: W. M. Cherry
date of funeral: 28th July 1920
residence: Halls, TN.
place of death: Dyersburg Hospital
funeral services: Mrs. Young's residence 10:30 a.m.
certifying physician: Dr. Price
date of death: 27th July 1920
married: yes
religion: Methodist
age: 39 years
name of father: D.Cherry born TN
interment: Halls Cemetery
Volume 9---Page 195; Curry Funeral Home Record

Dr. William A. Cherry, 82, of Baton Rouge, La., formerly of Halls, son of the late Bessie Riddick Cherry and William McKinley Cherry, died Tuesday, September 11th, at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Services were at 10 a.m. Friday, September 14th, in Baton Rouge, and a memorial service and burial in Halls Cemetery, with full military honors, color guard and 21 gun salute. A retired rear admiral of the U.S. Navy, veteran of three wars and the U.S. Naval Active Reserve, assistant surgeon general of the U.S. Public Health Service and was the commanding officer of the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, member of the Louisiana State Medical Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and an author of more than 24 publications in the medical field and received numerous awards. He leaves his wife, Jacqueline, and daughter, Susan Cherry, of Baton Rouge; sons, Darrell K. and William Neal Cherry, both of New Orleans, and Philip A Cherry, of Mandeville; a step-son, Will Kibbe; brothers, Gerald, Charles and Robert Cherry; a sister, Helen Bell; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley Tennessee,
September 20, 2007

Carl P. Childress
Carl Perry Childress, of Halls, landowner, commercial fisherman and fish market operator, died at 7:45PM Saturday March 7 1964 in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, shortly after having been admitted. He was 62. Services were at 2:30PM Monday in Halls Funeral Home. The Reverend William Beard officiated. Burial was in Halls Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Duette Ferguson Childress; a son Jerrell Childress, of Knoxville; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Sue Leo, of Memphis; three brothers, Ira Childress, of Dyersburg; B. F. Childress, of Memphis, and Affie Childress, of Chicago, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. Cordie Berry, of Dyersburg; and six grandchildren.

Duette Childress, 89, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, Tennessee, died Friday, October 29, 1993, at Eastwood Medical Center. Services will be at 11AM Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Halls. Mrs. Childress, the widow of Carl Childress, leaves a daughter, Mary Sue Leo of Memphis, a son, Jerrell Childress of Knoxville; a sister, Kathryn Morgan of Memphis; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

HALLS - Jessie Pearl Cleek, 82, homemaker, died of respiratory arrest Wednesday at Wesley of Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Pearce Lake Church of Christ in Dyersburg. Mrs. Cleek, the widow of Levin Cleek, leaves a daughter, Nelda Kay Bishop of Halls; three sons, Bobby Cleek of Chesterton, Ind., James Meredith Cleek of Paris and Donald Ray Cleek of Cartersville, Ga.; two sisters, Louella Knox and Dorothy Smithson, both of Halls; two brothers, Odell Leonard of La Crosse, Ind., and Odis Leonard of Milan; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 30, 1997

HALLS - Levin Franklin Cleek, 81, retired auto body repairman, died of cardiac arrest Saturday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Pearce Lane Church of Christ. Mr. Cleek, the husband of Jessie Pearl Leonard Cleek, also leaves a daughter, Nelda Bishop of Halls; three sons, Bobby Cleek of Chesterton, Ind., Meredith Cleek of Paris and Don Cleek of Cartersville, Ga.; two sisters, Helen Campbell of Lepanto, Ark., and Mildred Johnson of Show Low, Ariz.; two brothers, T. W. Cleek of Dallas and Nathan Cleek of Las Cruces, N.M., 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 23, 1996

Paul W. Cleek, 34, local blind boy, died early Saturday morning at his home here of heart failure. Burial Sunday in Halls Cemetery. Surviving are his wife and several brothers and sisters.
THE HALLS GRAPHIC; FRIDAY MAY 31, 1946; HALLS, TENNESSEE

HALLS - Thomas Walker Cleek Jr., 87, of Mesquite, Texas, formerly of Halls, retired associate professor of mathematics at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark., died of heart disease Tuesday at a nursing home in Mesquite. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jackson Street Church of Christ in Magnolia, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia has charge. Mr. Cleek leaves a daughter, Juanita C. Cunningham of Dallas; a son, Thomas Cleek of West Fork, Ark.; two sisters, Helen Campbell of Lepanto, Ark., and Mildred Toliver of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Nathan Cleek of Las Cruces, N.M., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 12, 1996

HALLS - Lewis Eugene Clement, 76, retired furniture maker, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a former member of the National Guard and member of Enon Baptist Church. Mr. Clement, the husband of Mary Elizabeth Ables Clement, also leaves a daughter, Mandy Proctor of Ripley; two sons, Jeffrey Clement of Curve and Walter Clement of Memphis, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 9, 2004

HALLS - Mrs. Allie O. Clement, 89, died Wednesday at Methodist Haywood Park Hospital in Brownsville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Clement, the widow of Richard Clement, leaves two sons, Harrell Clement of Brownsville and Lewis E. Clement of Ripley; four sisters, Mrs. Lula Belton, Mrs. Effie Williams and Mrs. Aliene Smith, all of Halls, and Mrs. Audrey Hall of Memphis; a brother, Lewis Olds of Halls, 10 grandchildren, 19 great- grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 8, 1991

FRIENDSHIP - Betty Florence Cole, 86, retired shipping clerk for the Memphis Army Depot, died Friday of cardiac arrest at her home. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Springdale Methodist Church in Memphis. Mrs. Cole, the widow of J. R. Cole, leaves a brother, Parker Cherry of Friendship, 10 nieces and a nephew.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 14, 1996

HALLS - Corinne Connell, 89, died Saturday at Humboldt Manor. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Halls First Baptist Church, where she was a 45-year Sunday school teacher and lifelong member, sang in the choir and was a member of Women's Missionary Union, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Connell, the widow of J. T. Connell, leaves a daughter, Nancy Crenshaw of Humboldt; a son, Dr. Don Connell of Halls, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 4, 1993

Mrs. Addie L. Cook, resident of the Double Bridges Community died suddenly of a heart attack at her home on Thursday night. She was 67. Mrs. COOK was the widow of Thomas L. COOK, prosperious Lauderdale County landowner and former president of Planters Gin Co. here. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves a son, Roy M. COOK; a daughter, Mrs. Aquilla KENLEY, all of Memphis. Funeral services were Saturday morning, burial in Halls Cemetery.
THE HALLS GRAPHIC
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1946 HALLS, TENNESSEE

W. Cook, Jr., 82, of Dyersburg, formerly of Halls, died Thursday of last week in Dyersburg. Rites were Saturday in Halls, Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. He had retired after 33 years as a technician at General Appliance in Dyersburg. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Dyersburg. Survivors include his wife, Faye; sons, Allen Cook, of Dyersburg, and Jamie Brown, of Paris; daughters, Lisa Able, of Newbern; a sister, Patsy Langley, of Atoka; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee, July 26, 2007

HALLS - W. L. 'Jack' Cooper, 76, retired from Marimont Manufacturing in Ripley, died Saturday at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg after a stroke. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Halls Fire and Police departments and a carrier for State Gazette newspaper. Mr. Cooper, the husband of Margaret Louise McAlister Cooper, also leaves two daughters, Carolyn Harber of Alamo and Bonita Shatley of Gates; a son, Harold Freeman of Halls, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 25, 2001

HALLS - Margaret Louise Cooper, 78, homemaker, died Tuesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mrs. Cooper, the widow of Jack Cooper, leaves two daughters, Carolyn Harber of Alamo and Bonita Shatley of Gates; a son, Harold Freeman of Halls; four sisters, Myra Buford Mayfield of Alamo, Martha Helen Kirkpatrick of Ripley, and Betty Sue Hughes and Jeanetta Gilliland, both of Halls; two brothers, Morris McAlister and Sterling McAlister, both of Halls, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 13, 2002

HALLS -- Kate Covington, 98, retired seamstress and homemaker, died Friday of complications from a broken hip at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and Melville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Covington, the widow of John B. Covington, leaves a daughter, Katherine Pippin of Plant City, Fla., six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 14, 1994

Miss Lois Covington, 87, of Dry Hill, retired stenographer for Lllinois Central Railroad, died of a stroke at 9 a.m. Sunday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered Christmas Eve, after long illness. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Halls Funeral Home. Burial was in Halls Cemetery. Born in Fayette County, she had lived in Lauderdale County since childhood. She was a member of Melville Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. She leaves two sisters-in-law with whom she lived, Mrs. Kate Covington, and Mrs. Addie Covington.
The Halls Graphic; Friday, January 14, 1972

HALLS - Clara Mae Cowell, 87, homemaker, died Friday of cardiac arrest at Hillhaven Nursing Home in Huntingdon. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First Baptist Church. Mrs. Cowell, the widow of Homer Cowell, leaves two daughters, Karnese Shepard of Dyersburg and Sue Burden of Huntingdon, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 5, 1995

Robert E. Craddock, 59, of Halls, land owner, farmer, and owner of Bob’s Dollar Stores in Halls, Ripley, and Dyersburg, died Wednesday of last week in Baptist Hospital Lauderdale, after long illness. Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Halls’ First Christian Church, of which he was a member. Burial was in Halls Cemetery, Halls Funeral Home in charge. A 1943 graduate of Columbia Military Academy, He served two years in the Air Force during World War II. He was associated with his father, the late R. E. Craddock, in a cannery business in Halls. He was a director of Bank of Halls and served three terms as Halls alderman, 1971-76. He leaves his wife Dot Stanley Craddock; and a son, R. E. Jr., and daughter, Miss Janiece Craddock, both of Memphis.
Death date June 5, 1985

Frances Nunn Craig was born on August 17, 1920 in Halls, TN daughter of the late Dr. Marvin and Susan Fletcher Nunn and died after a long and caring life at age 85. She lived most of her life in Halls and maintained an abiding love for the city of Halls and Halls First United Methodist Church and its choir. She was preceded in death by her husband Frederick Gilbert Craig; a sister Virginia Sugg; two brothers Marvin Nunn and William Sugg. Mourned by her loving family she leaves a daughter, Susan (George) Craig Hiscox; two beloved grandsons, Elliot Craig Hiscox and Stephen Nunn Hiscox and many friends. She also leaves a special caretaker, Hattie Schaffer who contributed greatly to her comfort and quality of life during the last few years. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 29, 2006 at Halls Cemetery in Halls, TN with Rev. Randy Jetton officiating. Burial will follow with Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The family requests that any memorials be directed to Halls First United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home
Jackson Sun, The (TN)
Date: June 28, 2006

HALLS - Edgar Stuart Crichfield, 92, farmer and banker, died Tuesday at Crockett Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Halls First Baptist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of the Bank of Halls Board of Directors. Mr. Crichfield, the widower of Margaret McDearmon Crichfield, leaves a son, Lonnie Stuart Crichfield of Bartlett, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. The family requests that memorials be sent to Halls First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 26, 2002

HALLS - Margaret McDearmann Crichfield, 87, homemaker, died of cardiac pulmonary arrest Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls First Baptist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and the Women's Missionary Society, and a Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Crichfield, the wife of Stuart Crichfield, also leaves a son, Dr. Stuart Crichfield of Memphis, and a grandchild. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorials be sent to the Casey Crichfield Scholarship Fund at Harding Academy or the Halls First Baptist Church building fund.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 10, 1998

HALLS - Dr. Casey S. Crichfield, 29, of Charleston, S.C., formerly of Bartlett and Halls, physician, died Tuesday at Charleston Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, he was a resident physician at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Mr. Crichfield leaves his parents, Dr. and Mrs. L. S. Crichfield, and a brother, John S. Crichfield, all of Bartlett, and his paternal grandparents, E. S. and Margaret Crichfield of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 19, 1992

HALLS - Mary Lou Crihfield, 86, homemaker and retired bookkeeper for Forked Deer Electrical Corp. and Halls Funeral Home, died of pulmonary arrest Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls Church of Christ. Mrs. Crihfield, the widow of L. E. Crihfield, leaves two daughters, Beverly Holmes of Knoxville and Marlys Hargett of Ripley, a grandson and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 19, 1996

Mrs. Jeanette Ringer Crittendon, 72, of Johnson City, sister of Mrs. A. G. HARGETT, of Halls, died Thursday of last week in Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. Services were in Halls Funeral Home, Burial in Halls Cemetery.
Lauderdale County Enterprise; Friday February 9, 1968

Dana Ferguson Cure, 81, of Memphis, formerly of Ft. Worth, Tex., born in Halls and attended Halls High School, died Thursday of last week. Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23rd, at Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. The widow of Harold R. Cure, she leaves a daughter, Carol Davis Perkins, of Rockport, Tex.; a sister, Doris Clinton, of Memphis; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise
Ripley, Tennessee, April 26, 2007

GATES - Anna Mae Curington, 76, homemaker, died Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a Baptist and a member of WOW. Mrs. Curington, the widow of Victor Curington, leaves a son, James D. Curington of Gates, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 9, 2002

HALLS - Arthur Currie, 59, retired Air Force master sergeant, died of heart failure Monday at Medical University Hospital at the University of South Carolina at Charleston. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home of Ripley has charge. He leaves a daughter, Maritess C. Sanders of Georgetown, S.C.; two sons, Kord Currie of Biloxi, Miss., and Colin Currie of Georgetown; his mother, Fay Currie of Halls, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 6, 1998

HALLS - Faye Williams Currie, 89, former bookkeeper for Halls Feed & Seed, died Saturday at Ripley Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Halls First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home in Ripley has charge. She was a member of Baptist Memorial Hospital League and Reach for Recovering. Mrs. Currie, the widow of Morris Currie, leaves a sister, Carolyn Olds, and a grandson who took care of her, Mike Currie, both of Ripley, five other grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 27, 2004

HALLS - Joe Daniels, 61, retired carpenter, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley after a long illness. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Halls First Baptist Church. Daniels, the husband of Mavis Daniels, also leaves two daughters, Ms. Tracie Daniels of Halls and Mrs. Linda Barham of Ripley; a sister, Mrs. Verona Cannon of Newbern; a brother, Bobby Daniels of Springhill, Fla., and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 16, 1991

HALLS - Ruby May Davis, 92, homemaker, died of pulmonary arrest Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church near Halls. Mrs. Davis, the widow of Connon H. Davis, leaves two daughters, Ann Byrd of Cedar Grove and Rachel C. Vaughan of Memphis; a son, Ezell Davis of Ripley; a sister, Sarah Woodard, and a brother, Ezell Dunaway, both of Halls, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 6, 2000

TIGRETT - Doyle Holmes Davis, 59, died of heart failure Tuesday at his home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Friendship Pentecostal Church. He leaves a sister, Minnie Janda, and a brother, Donald Davis, both of Gates.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 6, 2001

Harvey Lee Davis, 53, of Halls, retired towboat tankerman, died Tuesday of last week in Dyersburg Methodist Hospital, after an apparent heart attack. Services were at 10 a.m. Friday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Church of Christ. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Wilma Davis, of Halls.
Death date March 21, 1989

Graveside rites were held for Connie Lynn Daws, 4 months-old daughter of Lt. & Mrs. Jerald DAWS, of Salina, KS, Wednesday of last week in Halls Cemetery. She also leaves paternal grandparents of Halls, Mr. & Mrs. Winston DAWS and her maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. C. R. STEPHENS, of Dyersburg.
Lauderdale County Enterprise; Ripley, Tennessee
Friday November 21, 1958

HALLS - Winston B. Daws, 90, retired owner of Halls Hardware Store, died Tuesday at Cordova Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls First Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Mr. Daws, the widower of Kathryn S. Daws, leaves a daughter, Kathy Daws Gardner of Naples, Fla., and Memphis; a son, Winston J. Daws of Germantown; a brother, Hobson H Daws of Phoenix, and three grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Halls First Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 10, 2004

HALLS - Kathryn Leona Daws, 85, former co-owner of Halls Hardware, died of cardiac arrest Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Halls First Baptist Church, where she was a member and Sunday school teacher, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Women's Missionary Union Circle. Mrs. Daws, the wife of Winston Bonner Daws, also leaves a daughter, Kathryn T. Gardner, and a son, Winston Jerald Daws, both of Memphis; a brother, Jewell W. Summerlin of Friendship, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 12, 1997

GATES - Olean Cleek Dawson, 86, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Ripley. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Halls (Tenn.) Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mrs. Dawson, the widow of Russell Dawson, leaves three daughters, Russelean Buffalo of Gates, Martha Taylor of Pinson and June Martinez of Halls; three sons, Ulus Dawson of Alton, Ill., Russell Dawson Jr. of Troy and Jerrell Dawson of Maury City, 30 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 28, 1992

HALLS - Rebecca Alsobrook Dayton, 82, retired insurance agent, died of heart failure Saturday at Wesley Manor in Dyersburg. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She leaves a niece and a nephew who helped care for her, Elizabeth Horner and Dr. Cary Alsobrook.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 11, 1999

deceased: Willie Doss, born TN
charge to: Wesley Doss & F. C. Cavness
address: Halls, TN RFD# 1
date of funeral: 14th March 1927
residence: near Halls
place of death: residence
funeral services: Halls Cemetery 11 a.m.
certifying physician: Massingell
cause of death: bronchial pneumonia
age: 11 months, 3 days
name of father: Wesley Doss
name of mother: Nona Nelson
Volume 16---Page 5;
Curry Funeral Home Record

HALLS - Odie Ezell Dunaway, 85, farmer, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 564. Mr. Dunaway, the husband of Pauline Lee Dunaway, also leaves a son, J. A. Dunaway, and a sister, Sarah Woodard, both of Halls, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 18, 2001

deceased: Mrs. MARY ANN Dunaway
charge to: D. S. Dunaway; Halls.TN
date of funeral: 5th August 1921
place of death: Baird-Dulancy Hospital
interment: Halls Cemetery
certifying physician: Dr.Baird
cause of death: appenditis
date of death: 4th August 1921
married: yes Religion:episcopal
age: 31 years
name of father: N.D.Saulsbury born TN
name of mother: Mary G--?eoson born TN
Volume 10---Page 200
Curry Funeral Home Record

HALLS - Mrs. Rowena Dunaway, 58, retired teacher for Halls High School, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Halls First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Alpha Delta Kappa. Mrs. Dunaway, the wife of J. A. Dunaway, also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Beth Haynes and Mrs. Paula Bales, both of Halls; four sisters, Mrs. Callie Gilliland and Mrs. Annie Laura Viar, both of Halls, Mrs. Sallie Barnes of Alamo and Mrs. Fay Hart of Humboldt; a brother, Don Bailey of Detroit, and four grandchildren
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 31, 1991

Clynn A. Duncan
DIED AT EXCELSIOR SPRINGS..Glynn A. DUNCAN died at the Veterans Hospital, Excelsior Springs, Mo., June 25th. He was 24. Funeral services were held at Enon Baptist Church Saturday, June 29th, burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr.DUNCAN served more than three years in the Army with eleven months combat duty in Germany. He returned from Overseas duty July 12, 1945. After a 30 day furlough at home, he was discharged on October 4th, 1945. He became ill and was sent to Obispo, Calif., and later returned to Excelsior Springs. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. I. A. DUNCAN, St. Louis, former residents of Halls. He leaves one brother, Lloyd A. DUNCAN; one sister, Betty DUNCAN.
THE HALLS GRAPHIC
FRIDAY JULY 12,1946
HALLS,TENNESSEE

HALLS - Clarence 'Gilreath' Dyer, 84, retired from Dyer Bros. Lumber Co, auditor for State Credit Union and administrator of Halls Clinic, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Halls First United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army and Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion. Mr. Dyer, the widower of Evelyn Vaden Dyer, leaves two daughters, Susan Phillips of Halls and Christy Hopper of Lebanon; a brother, Neil Dyer of Halls, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 19, 2004

Ross W. Dyer, lawyer, former Tennessee Supreme Court chief justice and former state senator, died Sunday at his Lauderdale County home after a long illness. He was 81. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Halls First United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial is in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Judge Dyer served on the state Supreme Court from 1961 to 1974, when the Tennessee Democratic Party failed to renominate him for a third term. He became the court's chief justice in 1969. After his tenure on the high court, he returned to Halls to practice law. He was born in Lauderdale County in 1911, attended the University of Tennessee and Cumberland University, and received his law degree from the old YMCA Law School (now named the Nashville School of Law) in 1937. He served three years in the Army Medical Corps in Europe during World War II before returning to practice law in Halls. Judge Dyer was elected a delegate to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1953 and served as a state senator representing Lauderdale, Crockett and Dyer counties for one term, 1957-58. He also served as an administrative assistant to the late governor Buford Ellington, who appointed him to the Supreme Court. He was a Mason and a charter member of the Halls-Gates Rotary. Judge Dyer leaves his wife, Agnes Moss Dyer; a son, Tom Dyer, a Memphis attorney; three sisters, Virginia Dyer of Jacksonville, Fla., Margaret Smith of Albany, Ga., and Clarene Edwards of Memphis, and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family requests that any memorials be sent to Halls Methodist Church, Halls Cemetery or the charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 2, 1993

Virginia Dyer—Burial Saturday in Halls Cemetery, with Halls Funeral Home in charge, mourned a former resident, Virginia Stuart Dyer, 91, retired school teacher in Jacksonville, Fla. She died Thursday of last week in DeSoto Healthcare in Southhaven, Miss. She was a member of Halls, United Methodist Church
Death date March 23, 2006

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