OBITUARIES of some of those interred in
Halls Cemetery

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E. L. Edens, 88, Halls farmer, died at 3 a.m. Saturday in a Lockwood, Mo hospital, which he had entered seven weeks earlier. Services were Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He spent most of his life in Halls before he moved to Missouri two years ago. He leaves three sons, Kenneth EDENS, of Ash Grove, Mo., Lloyd EDENS, of Rockford, Ill., and Glenn EDENS, of Walton, Ky.; a daughter, Mrs. Grace SUMMERLIN, of Memphis; and a brother, Dennis EDENS, of Ann Arbor, Mich.
Enterprise Friday January 19, 1968

HALLS - Kenneth Traver Edens, 96, of Rison, Ark., formerly of Halls, retired farmer and businessman, died of heart failure Wednesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Ark. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Cemetery. Buie Funeral Home of Rison has charge. Halls Funeral Home has local charge. He was a retired Marine, 50-year Master Mason, member of the Richmond Lodge 94 in Cotton Plant, Ark., and a member of the American Legion Post 0307 in Ash Grave, Mo. Mr. Edens, the widower of Lillie Ford Edens and Sunshine Aileen Griffin Edens, leaves a daughter, Joan Butler of Rison, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 8, 2001

SOMERVILLE - Sunshine Griffin Edens, 84, of Somerville, formerly of Halls, former teacher in Lauderdale County and Woodruff County in Arkansas and co-owner-operator of Dutch's Meat Packing Co. in Ash Grove, Mo., died of heart failure Thursday at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Somerville First Baptist Church, the Order of Eastern Star and Tennessee and Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and was a graduate of Halls High School. Mrs. Edens, the wife of Kenneth T. Edens, also leaves a daughter, Joan Butler of Rison, Ark.; a brother, Thomas Griffin of Somerville, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 25, 1998

FINLEY - Florence McDearman Edwards, 81, retired sales clerk for J. C. Penney, died Wednesday at her home. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. J. W. Curry & Son Funeral Home of Dyersburg has charge. She was a member and organist of Finley Methodist Church. Mrs. Edwards, the widow of Gordon Edwards, leaves a daughter, Marlyna Edwards Rice of Memphis; a sister, Frances Fowlkes of Millington; two brothers, Harry McDearman of Hot Springs, Ark., and Bill McDearman of Cleveland, Texas, and a granddaughter. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Finley Methodist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 22, 1993

Halls, Tenn., Nov. 17, 1969. Mass for Dr. Jack Thomas Elmore Jr., a Halls physician, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Dyersburg. Burial will be in Halls Cemetery with Halls Funeral Home in charge. Dr. Elmore died Monday morning at Memphis Veterans Hospital after a heart attack. He was 48. He received his MD degree in 1951 from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine and interned one year at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis before moving to Halls, where he practiced medicine for 17 years. Dr. Elmore attended Little Rock Junior College. He was a member of the American Medical Association and the West Tennessee Medical Association. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Junkersfeld Elmore; two sons, Thomas Dees Elmore of the University of Tennessee at Martin and John Fount Elmore of Halls, and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Constance Williams and Miss Jacquelyn Elmore, both of Halls.

Mary J. Elmore, 82, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, TN, died Friday, November 11, 2005 in Chihuahua, Mexico, while vacationing with family and friends. She was an active member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Altar Guild and Fleur-de-lis, the Memphis Ladies of Charity, the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, the Amro Players Club, the Holy Spirit Fun Group and various bridge clubs. Mrs. Elmore was predeceased by her husband, Jack Thomas Elmore, MD; a daughter, Jaquelyn Lanier, and a grandson, Zackary Elmore. She is survived by a daughter, Connie Williams and husband, Frank of Arlington, TN; two sons, John F. Elmore and wife, Mary Frances of Memphis, and Thomas "Dee" Elmore, MD and wife, G.G. of Cordova; two sisters, Bernice Theiliemier of Cordova and Bernette Lloyd of Memphis, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be said at 5 p.m. with visitation following until 7 p.m. Monday, November 14 at Halls Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Dyersburg, TN, with burial in Halls Cemetery.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 13, 2005

Services for Lawson Currie Elmore, retired merchant and farmer, of Chestnut Bluff Community were held Sunday afternoon at Lebanon Methodist Church,burial in Halls Cemetery. He was 58, he died Friday night, at his home, he had been ill for three weeks. He was born in Crockett County and was a member of the Lebanon Methodist Church. He leaves his wife, the former Irma JONES; two brothers, Ewell ELMORE, Halls, and Ivan ELMORE, Dyersburg; two sisters, Mrs. Cordie BETTIS, Dyersburg and Mrs. Ester ALLEN, Dyersburg.
The Halls Graphic; Friday November 8, 1946
Halls,Tennessee

Bert England, 72, of Halls, retired painter, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Lucille; a son, Jerry, of Halls; and two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Purcell, of Dyersburg, and Mrs. Ada Pernell, of Fairview.
The Halls Graphic
December 10, 1981

HALLS - Lucille England, 79, retired factory worker, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Halls. Mrs. England, the widow of Bert England, leaves a son, Jerry England, and a sister, Virginia Alston, both of Halls, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 30, 1992

Mrs. Myra Erwin, 86, of Halls, died Friday, March 4 1988, in Haywood Park Hospital in Brownsville, after a brief illness. Services were at 2PM Sunday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was the widow of Brown Erwin. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Frances Paige, of Halls, Mrs. Carlene Adams, of Forest Park, Georgia, Mrs. Juanita Beard, of Athens, Alabama, and Mrs. Faye Harvey of Nashville; a brother, Raymond Ferguson, of Gates; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kathryn Morgan and Mrs. Duette Childress, of Memphis; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

Winford Leotis Erwin buried Thursday
Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 6, 1944 at the Halls Baptist Church for Winford Leotis Erwin who passed away at his home in Crockett County on Wednesday, April 5, 1944, after an illness of several months. He was 18 years of age.
The Reverend B. R. Winchester conducted the services which were held at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the City Cemetery with Sudbury Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Erwin, of Halls, Route 4, and four sisters, Frances, Carlene, Juanita and Faye. Prior to his illness he had been employed in Detroit, Michigan.

Dora Elizabeth Kirby Escue, 94, dry goods clerk and homemaker, died August 25 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Home. Visitation will be from 10 am. until service time at 2 p.m. Monday, August 28 at Chapel of Halls Funeral Home. Burial in Halls Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe C. Escue; she is survived by two sisters, Hazel Pierce and Mildred Vien both of Sherwood, AR; two brothers, R.H. Kirby of Halls, TN and Finis Kirby of Little Rock, AR.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 28, 2006

Mrs. Jettie B. Escue, 91, widow of Joe A. Escue, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in her home in Halls, after long illness. Services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, she was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. She leaves four sons, Joe Clyde Escue and Bill Escue, both of Halls, Lantie Escue, of Ripley, and Jack Escue, of Jackson; four daughters, Mrs. Ila Smith, Mrs. Virgie Young, and Mrs. Jane Hines, all of Halls, and Mrs. Lucille Bivens, of Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Virgie Medlin, of La Center, Ky.; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Death date Oct. 16, 1972

Halls - Joe Clyde Escue, 91, farmer, former employee of Sumrow Gin, and retired City of Halls superintendent and fire chief for 25 years, died Saturday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Halls First Baptist Church. Mr. Escue was the husband of Dora Kirby Escue. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Halls First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 21, 2005

HALLS - James Robert Eskridge, 71, of Farmington, Mo., self-employed painter and drywaller, died Friday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a Korean War Army veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5896 and AMVETS Post 113. He leaves a sister, Margaret White of Halls; two brothers, Charles 'Butch' Eskridge of Halls and Lynn Eskridge of Ripley, and a friend who helped care for him, Janet Kiemp. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Liver Foundation.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 29, 2003

Services for John H. Eskridge, 56, a carpenter of Halls, were held Sunday at Halls Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. ESKRIDGE suffered a fatal heart attack, as he worked at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Merl E. LARSON. Born in Arkansas, he lived in Halls 29 years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annie Lynn ESKRIDGE; four sons, Robert ESKRIDGE of St. Louis, MO, John M. ESKRIDGE, of Lawrenceburg, Charles ESKRIDGE and Lynn ESKRIDGE, both at home; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret WHITE, of Halls; his mother, Mrs. Gertrude ESKRIDGE, of Halls; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. HAYS, Mrs. Katherine COOK and Mrs. J. B. McBRIDE, all of Dyersburg.
Lauderdale County Enterprise; Ripley, Tennessee
Friday November 28, 1958

Mrs. Gertrude Kirtly Eskridge, 88, widow of John M. ESKRIDGE, Halls farmer, died at 7 a.m. Thursday of last week in Dyersburg Nursing Home, after a heart attack. Services were last Friday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Browder, Ky., she moved to Halls in 1915. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Blanch McBRIDE, of Dyersburg and Mrs. Catherine Cook WHITE, of Martin.
Lauderdale County Enterprise; Friday December 13, 1968

Services for Evans Espey were held at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Halls Methodist Church with the Rev. E. E. Thurmon and the Rev. A. J. Goforth officiating. Burial was in Halls Cemetery with Sudbury Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Espey died Friday morning at the Lauderdale County Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Espey was born in Crockett County and lived there 48 years before moving to Halls, Tenn. He was a well known resident and contractor of Halls. He was 66 and a member of the Methodist Church. He leaves three daughters Mrs. Morris Barcroft of Ripley, Mrs. Lee Radum and Miss Demetra Espey of Wittenberg, Wis.; one son, James Orris of Halls; two brothers, T. S. Espey of near Halls and George Espey of Curve, Tenn.; his mother, Mrs. Ella Espey of Halls and three grandchildren.
The Crockett Times; Alamo, Tennessee
Thursday, April 26, 1951

HALLS - Demetra Espey, 83, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday at Allen Brook Nursing Home in Memphis. Graveside services will be at noon Wednesday at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Halls First Baptist Church. She leaves a cousin who cared for her, Winnogene Schrader of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 10, 2000

J. Z. Espey, 59, was buried in Halls Cemetery after services at 3 p.m. Monday in Beech Bluff Baptist Church near Friendship. A farmer, he died Saturday night at his home in the Palestine community in Dyer County, after a heart attack. Lauderdale County Enterprise; Friday June 21, 1968

Mrs. Florence Jean Evans, 77, of Oakland, Tenn., formerly of Memphis, died Friday at Methodist Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. She was a member of Oakland First Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, John L. Evans; two daughters, Mrs. Floye Marie Houston of Bartlett and Mrs. Jeannie Lynn Percifield of Oakland; a sister, Mrs. Vivian Geneva Henderson of Oakland, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to the American Diabetes Association.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 8, 1991

HALLS -- Vertice Britt Farmer, 81, of Bartlett, formerly of Halls, retired dry goods clerk, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Farmer, the widow of Isaac Farmer, leaves two daughters, Jeanette Colli and Annette Taylor, both of Bartlett, five grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)

Herbert Auston Farris, 66, farmer of Halls, died Friday, August 5, at his home. Services for Mr. Farris were held a 2 Sunday afternoon at Sudbury’s Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. Farris leaves his wife Emma Farris, two stepsons, Ewell Reynolds of Friendship and William L. Reynolds of Maury City, and three stepdaughters, Mrs. James Davis, Mrs. Paul Sweat and Mrs. Frank Ward all of Halls.
Death date Aug. 5, 1955

Elbert Ezell Ferguson, 49, died Monday morning at his home in Fowkles. He had been an invalid a greater part of his life. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday, burial in City Cemetery, Halls. He is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. S. B. FERGUSON, Fowkles; three brothers, S. T. FERGUSON, Jackson, Neil FERGUSON, Halls, and J. M. FERGUSON, Salem, Oregan; two sisters, Mrs. R. J. AKIN, Tatumville, and Mrs. Clyde McCLURE, Miston.
The Halls Graphic; Friday June 28, 1946; Halls, Tennessee

Floyd Ferguson died in Memphis.
Services for Floyd Ferguson were held at 2 Friday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Halls. The Reverend R. J. Cooper officiated and burial was in Halls Cemetery with Sudbury Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Ferguson, 49, died at 4:30AM, Thursday October 20, 1949, at John Gaston Hospital in Memphis following an illness of a month. He recently moved to Memphis from San Francisco where he had lived for 25 years. His Memphis address was 25 North Watkins. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Ferguson of Memphis, two brothers, R.M. Ferguson of Memphis and Harold Ferguson of Halls, and three sisters, Mrs. A. B. Erwin and Mrs. C. P. Childress both of Halls, and Mrs. B. A. Morgan of Memphis.

Mrs. Mary Ferguson, 91, of Halls, died at 6 AM Monday, December 25, 1972 in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, after a long illness. Services were at 2 PM Tuesday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was the widow of Walter Ferguson. She leaves two sons, R. M. Ferguson, of Gates, and W. H. Ferguson, of San Antonio, Texas; and three daughters, Mrs. A. B. Erwin and Mrs. Carl Childress, both of Halls and Mrs. B. A. Morgan of Memphis.

HALLS - Rachel Ferguson, 88, homemaker, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First Baptist Church. Mrs. Ferguson, the widow of John J. Ferguson, leaves a son, Joel Ferguson of Ripley; three sisters, Mattie Bohannon of Ripley, Lorene Seigfried of Memphis and Ruby York of Harrison, Pa., a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 29, 2001

HALLS -- Olive Noel Ferguson, 89, retired teacher for Halls Public Schools, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley after a heart attack. Private services will be at Halls Funeral Home with private burial to follow. She was a member of Retired Tennessee Teachers Association and Daughters of the American Revolution and a former Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Ferguson, the widow of Neil Ferguson, leaves two sisters, Ellen Cole of Amarillo, Texas, and Mildred Brown of Selmer, and a brother, George Garland Hargarett of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 25, 1994

Thomas Bennett Ferguson, planter and lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, died at his home on Route #2, five milles west of Halls Friday after an illness of some duration. He was 65. Funeral services were in Halls Baptist Church, burial in Halls cemetery. In addition to his wife, Mrs. Mary MONTGOMERY FERGUSON; he leaves four daughters, Mrs. E. B. CLINTON, Memphis, Mrs. M. D. PHILLIPS, Pine Bluff, Ark., Mrs. H. L. DAVIS, Halls, and Miss Doris FERGUSON, Memphis; a granddaughter, Roselyn PHILLIPS, Pine Bluff. Pall bearers were nephews of Mr. FERGUSON: Allen FERGUSON, Reginald FERGUSON, Douglas FERGUSON, Don FERGUSON, Memphis, Sam Tom FERGUSON, Union City, and Neil FERGUSON, Halls; Honorary pallbearers were: L. L. McDEARMAN, J. O. THOMPSON, F. W. HURT, W. S. PERRY, A. W. WILLIAMS, Paul GRIFFIN, and Paul CRITTENDON.
The Halls Graphic; Friday April 5, 1946; Halls, Tennessee

HALLS - Ms. Helen Brown Flynn, 76, of Baton Rouge, La., formerly of Halls, electroencephalograph technician, died Sunday at Baton Rouge General Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. Welch Funeral Home of Baton Rouge has charge. Dunlap Funeral Home of Union City has charge of local arrangements. Ms. Flynn leaves two sons, Thomas B. Flynn of Baton Rouge and Rev. Richard M. Flynn of Union City, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 29, 1991

Walter M. Fowler, Jr., retired Dyersburg business man and a highly esteemed citizen, 182 Sam Houston Drive, died unexpectedly last night of a heart attack. He was stricken at his home and moved to Parkview Hospital where he expired. Born and reared in Dyersburg, Fowler was a shoe merchant in Dyersburg for several years, operating the store on the west side of the square which was established by him and his father. He later sold the store to the Burnette chain. After his retirement he and his wife, Mrs. Katie Pate Fowler, lived in Florida for a while but returned to Dyersburg. Fowler, who was seventy-one, was a veteran of the First World War. He was a member of the Reynolds avenue Church of Christ, and his pastor, Mitchell Palmer, with Albert Lemons, will say the rites for him in the chapel of the Curry Funeral Home at eleven o'clock tomorrow morning. Murray Hamilton, Ward Browning, Edie Owen, Bob Miller, Owen Taylor, W. T. Burnette, Sr., and Auburn Stephenson will serve as Pallbearers. Interment will be in the Halls City Cemetery with Curry in charge. Besides his wife, Fowler is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lee Fowler Howell of Memphis; two half brothers, Douglas Fowler, Sr., Dyersburg and Billy Joe Fowler of Miami, Florida; One half sister, Mrs. June Fowler Padilla of Cupertino, California, his stepmother, Mrs. W. M. Fowler, Sr., of Dyersburg; nieces and nephews. State Gazette - November 11th, 1969

William Tell Freano, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of Halls, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Mount Vernon, Mo., State Tuberculosis Hospital, which he had entered about a year earlier. He was 79. Services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Halls Funeral Home. The Rev. L. A. Criswell officiated. Burial was in Halls Cemetery. He had been ill two years. Born in Crockett County, he lived in Halls a number of years while operating a farm at Bruceville. He moved to Missouri about ten years ago. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church at Bruceville. He leaves his wife, Mrs. May Warren Freano; three step-daughters, Mrs. Jettie Garrison, of Thayer, Mrs. Jewell Childress, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Mabel Pulley, of Kansas City, Mo.; and two sisters, Mrs. Addie Davidson and Mrs. Tinnie Buford, both of Halls.
The Halls Graphic; Halls, Tennessee; Friday, August 7, 1964

Harold Lee Freeman, 89, of Memphis, retired maintenance worker from UT Bowld Hospital, died Monday at Methodist Healthcare-North. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Highland Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. Family Funeral Care Summer Avenue Chapel has charge. He was a member of Good Sams Camping Group. Mr. Freeman, the widower of Linnie Brandon Freeman and Ethel Barcroft Freeman, leaves two daughters, Norma L. Dunlap and Donna C. Walker, both of Memphis; a brother, Paul Lacey Freeman of Germantown, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. The family requests that memorials be sent to Highland Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 18, 2002

Harold Oneal Freeman of Freeman Trucking in Halls, Tennessee died July 28, 2006. Burial services were July 31, 2006. Mr. Freeman, age 63, died of a massive heart attack leaving his wife, Shirley Ann Freeman; one daughter, Tracey Lee Crum of Halls; two granddaughters, Allison Crum and Emilee Crum; two brothers, James Michael Freeman of Alamo and Edwin Freeman of Halls and five sisters, Carolyn Harber of Alamo, Benita Shatley of Halls, Charlotte Cottoner of Trenton, Kay Tritt of Alamo and Sandra Latham of Maury City. Ronk Funeral Home
Jackson Sun, The (TN)
Date: August 2, 2006

ALAMO - Nancy Lee Gaba, 68, retired superintendent for GTE Automatic in North Lake, Ill., died of cardiopulmonary arrest Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Parrish Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Gaba, the widow of Leonard Lee Gaba, leaves two daughters, Linda Gaba and Patricia Gaba, both of Romeoville, Ill.; a sister, Mary Lockard of Jackson, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 3, 2001

Deputy Sheriff Charlie Gains, was shot in the abdomen with a shotgun load when he sought to make an arrest. He died at 12:10 o’clock Saturday morning. Funeral services for Mr. Gains will be held at the Ripley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock by the Rev. E. C. Cutlipp. Burial will be in Halls Cemetery, with military honors. Mr. Gains was born in Lauderdale County and spent his entire life here. He was a member of the Lauderdale County Post 86, American Legion and former commander of the local post and a member of the Baptist Church. He was a World War veteran and saw service overseas. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Josie Waits Gains; his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Steelman Gains; three sons, William Gains, Charles Ray Gains, and Edward Maurice Gains; and a daughter, Ella Josephine Gains, all of Henning.
Death date December 30, 1930

Mrs. Josie Watts Gaines, 94, widow of William Monroe GAINES, Henning farmer, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis, which she entered a week earlier. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Green's Chapel Methodist Church. She resided with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charlie GAINES in Henning. She leaves four grandchildren; Maurice GAINES, of Henning, Miss Ella Jo GAINES, of Memphis, Charles Roy GAINES, of Dallas, Texas, and William Monroe GAINES, of St. Peters, MO.
Enterprise Friday January 19, 1968

Halls - Sandra Charlene Gallion, 61, a retired employee of Fedders Manufacturing Company, died at her residence. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday May 1 at Chapel of Halls Funeral Home. The family request casual wear. Mrs. Gallion is survived by her husband; John Gallion; 2 daughters, Karen Meador of Scottsville, KY, and Tammy Newman of Halls, TN; a son, Vernon E. Stissler Jr. of Indianapolis, IN; one step-daughter, Michelle R. Bubb of Saint Elmo, IL; and nine grandchildren. All memorials are to be sent to Relay For Life.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 29, 2006

HALLS - Dorothy Maereba Gamble, 72, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, retired secretary for Orgill Brothers and Co. in Memphis, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Memphis. Miss Gamble leaves a brother, William Carl Gamble Jr. of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 16, 1992

Effie Lee Garrett, 79, retired factory employee, of Gates, died Saturday, Oct. 28, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services were held at 2 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 30, at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mrs. Garrett, the widow of T. W. Garrett, leaves a daughter, Dianna McCloud of Ripley; two sons, Robert Wade Littles of Covington and Charles Chesley Littles of Bells; a sister, Francis Inez Spear of Kentucky; a brother, Robert Taylor Holloway of Los Angeles, Calif., seen grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Death date Oct. 28, 2006

Mrs. Ettie Wall Garrett, 92, widow of Alsie Garrett, Halls barber, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday of last week in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dave Walker, in Halls, after a long illness. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday in Halls Funeral Home, Rev. Enos Thurmond officiated. Burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Gibson County, she moved to Lauderdale County in 1911. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Halls. Her husband died in 1920.
Enterprise Friday, January 19, 1968

RIPLEY - Georgie Escue Garrett, 102, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Halls First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Garrett, the widow of Paschal Escue and Andrew Frank Garrett, leaves two daughters, Inez Facelli of Memphis and Kathleen Strickland of Covington; a son, James W. 'Buddy' Escue of Ripley; a sister, Sadie Bult of Chicago, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 27, 1995

Esther Arah Garrett, 92, of Memphis and Halls, Tenn., homemaker, died Sunday at Spring Gate Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Halls First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Garrett, the widow of William A. Garrett, leaves a son, Jimmy Garrett of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 17, 2004

Mrs. Lalar Virginia Noel Gaskin, 77, of Nankipoo, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered Wednesday of last week after a long illness. Services were Wednesday in Enon Baptist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Crockett County, she moved to Lauderdale County in 1948. She was the widow of Oscar GASKIN, Lauderdale County landowner, who died in January, 1952. She leaves her sons, William GASKIN and Johnny GASKIN, both of Halls, Woodrow GASKIN, of Memphis, and Ron GASKIN, of Long Beach, Calif.; her daughters, Mrs. Mary BEASLEY, of Ripley, Mrs. Bertha WILLIAMS, of Golddust, Mrs. Opal MOODY, of Kennett, Mo., and Mrs. Lena THOMPSON, of Omaha, Neb.; her brother, Tollie NOEL, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; her sister, Mrs. Pearl BYER, of Enon, Miss.; and her half-sister, Mrs. Beulah GONZALES, of Norwalk, Calif.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday April 5, 1968

HALLS -- Mildred Louise Gaskin, 69, retied employee of Tupperware Co., died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Ripley. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Gaskin, the widow of William Gaskin, leaves her mother, Sally Richardson, and two sisters, Betty Duke and Mary Lou Hinson, all of Huntingdon, and a brother, Everett Richardson of Michigan.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 20, 1993

Judy Milam Gatti age 43, of 911 Majestic Circle, Fort Mill, died Sunday, October 18, 1998 at her home. Mrs. Gatti was born February 20, 1955 in Midland, Texas. She worked for Nawkaw Corporation of Athens, GA and was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.
Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church with Father John Giuliani officiating. The family will receive friends following the funeral service. Mrs. Gatti is survived by her husband Paul Gatti of Fort Mill, SC; two daughters, Danielle Toussaint of Chattanooga, TN and Nicole Craig of Fort Mill; a son, Tim Milam of Charlotte, NC; and her parents, Bill and Joyce Milam of Columbia, SC.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America,
1247 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo, SC 29063.
Wolfe Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Gatti.
Charlotte Observer, The (NC)
Date: October 21, 1998

HALLS - Ellis Gilliland, 84, retired farmer, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Tuesday at Northbrook Health Care Center in Jackson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Chestnut Bluff First Christian Church. Mr. Gilliland, the widower of Louise Love Gilliland, leaves a son, Carrol Gilliland of Jackson; a brother, Elvin Gilliland of Halls, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 10, 1999

FRIENDSHIP - Mrs. Louise Gilliland, 76, died Monday at her home after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Chestnut Bluff Christian Church in Crockett County. Mrs. Gilliland, the wife of Ellis Gilliland, also leaves two sons, Bobby Gilliland and Carrol Gilliland, both of Jackson, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 29, 1990

Theordore Gilliland, 64, of near Halls, retired Crockett County farmer, died at 8:30 p.m. in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he had entered the day before after a heart attack. Services were Saturday in Lebanon Methodist Church of which he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Crockett County, he leaves his wife, Irene Garrett GILLILAND; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth ELMORE, of Halls; a brother, Eldon GILLILAND, of Chicago, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. Jettie VAUGHN, of Halls. ENTERPRISE FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968

Mrs. Mary Goins, Tn.
charged to: Clay Little, Bob Haynes, and J. H. Goins
address: Unionville , Tn. & Halls RFD #1
date of funeral: August 2, 1932
residence: Poplar Grove, Lauderdale Co. Dist. #8
place of death: Residence
clergy: Rev. Salsberry, Unionville, Tn.
certifying physician: Dr. Clyde Neal, Friendship, Tn.
date of death: August 1, 1932 housewife and widow
date of birth: March 3, 1873
age: 59 years 4 months 28 days
Father: Zade Jones-( Alabama )
Mother: Miss Hilliard-( Alabama)
interment: Halls City Cemetery

Arch Gooch, 74, retired farmer of Double Bridges, died at 4 p.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital, after a long illness. Services were Tuesday in Halls Funeral Home, Rev. Nolan CRINER officiated. Burial in Halls Cemetery. Born near Halls, he was a lifelong resident of the Halls area, a member of Elon Baptist Church. He leaves his brothers, Charlie GOOCH & Sidney GOOCH, both of Halls, and Arthur GOOCH of Ripley; sisters; Mrs. Myrtle HUNT, of Memphis, and Mrs. Ellen BRAZIL, of Flint, Mich.
Enterprise Friday January 19, 1968

Carl Eric Goolsby, 36, of Greenwood, Mo., formerly of Memphis, computer analyst, died of heart failure Thursday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. He was a member of Leawood Baptist Church and was an Eagle Scout and an Army veteran. Mr. Goolsby, the husband of Julienne Goolsby, also leaves a son, Christopher Adams of Greenwood; his parents, Peggy and Carl Goolsby of Memphis, and a brother, Jim Roberson of Ripley, Tenn.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 5, 2001

Peggy B. Goolsby, 79, of Memphis died Friday, March 31, 2006 at Methodist University Hospital - Memphis. She was a retired employ of the Federal Government with DIPEC after 36 years of service, a member of Leawood Baptist Church, an avid bowler and fisherman. Mrs. Goolsby is survived by her husband of 42 years, Carl A. Goolsby, Retired Police Captain of Memphis Police Department; 1 son, James Robert Roberson of Ripley, Tennessee; 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Carl Eric Goolsby. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with the interment to follow at Halls Cemetery in Halls, Tennessee. The family has requested that in lieu flowers please consider memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 4, 2006

HALLS -- Daniel Lee Grady, 76, of Yorkville, formerly of Halls, owner of Grady Meat Co., died Sunday at Hillhaven Nursing Home after a stroke. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Neboville Church of Christ. Mr. Grady, the husband of Mary Uselton Grady, also leaves four daughters, Anita Rorie of Ripley, Patricia Stanley of Dyersburg, and Carla Lee Grady and Melissa Cantrell, both of Yorkville; two sons, Danny Moore of Yorkville and Jimmy Moore of Newbern; three sisters, Grata Bradshaw of Greenway, Ark., Virginia O'Neil of Memphis, and Collette Satterfield of Birmingham, Ala.; a brother, Tuck Grady of Holly Springs, Miss., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.earn, the husband of Ann Hall Hearn, also leaves two daughters, Amy James and Beth Hearn, his father, Fred Hearn, and a sister, Margaret Ann Robinson, all of Henderson, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 26, 1994

HALLS - Dovie Lee Grady, 95, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a member of Women's Missionary Society. Mrs. Grady, the widow of Daniel Floyd Grady, leaves three daughters, Gatra W. Bradshaw of Greenway, Ark., Virginia O'Neil of Bartlett and Dovie Colette Satterfield of Birmingham, Ala.; two sons, Daniel Lee Grady of Ripley and Egbert Grady of Ashland, Miss., 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 3, 1993

BLUE MOUNTAIN - Egbert Elvis Grady, 81, formerly of Halls, Tenn., truck driver for Yellow Freight, died of heart failure Sunday at Methodist Healthcare-Central in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. Mr. Grady, the widower of Louise Taylor Grady, leaves two daughters, Linda Baker of Blue Mountain and Susan Clark of Southaven; two sons, Taylor Grady of Red Banks and Danny Grady of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; three sisters, Virginia O'Neil of Bartlett, Collett Satterfield of Birmingham and Gatra Bradshaw of Greenway, Ark., nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 3, 2001

Mrs. Louise Taylor Grady, 71, of Holly Springs, Miss., died Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home in Halls, Tenn., with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Hamilton Baptist Church in Ashland, Miss. Mrs. Grady, the wife of Egbert Grady, also leaves local survivors that include a daughter, Ms. Susan Catchot of Horn Lake, Miss.; a son, Danny Grady of Germantown; her mother, Ms. Molly Taylor of Memphis, and two sisters, Ms. Ruth Simpson of Bartlett and Ms. Iris Taylor of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 31, 1991

Hubert Ritter Haaga, a family man who maintained ties with his friends through the decades, died Thursday of heart failure at Allen Morgan Health Center. He was 84. Mr. Haaga, of Memphis, formerly of Louisville, Miss., was a retired purchasing agent for Georgia Pacific Corp., a former salesman for Orgill Brothers in Mississippi and later owned Graham Hardware in Louisville, Miss. Although he lived in Mississippi for 50 years, he kept up with his Memphis roots. He frequently held reunions with his boyhood friends from the defunct Boy Scout Troop 4 at Madison Heights Methodist Church in Memphis, which later burned. "We met from time to time and traveled to Louisville, Baton Rouge and other places," said Ed O'Donnell, a friend since the early 1930s. "We'd take trips two or three times. I met him a few times and went to football games." Mr. Haaga grew up in Memphis and graduated from Central High School in 1933 and attended Memphis State College and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He served in the Navy in World War II and was a lifelong Catholic. He also was a member of the Rotary Club, American Legion and the Chamber of Commerce in Louisville, Miss. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Louis Catholic Church, where Mr. Haaga was a member. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel has charge. He leaves Jean Wyse Haaga, his wife of 51 years; two sons, A. Rayford Haaga of Memphis, and Hubert Ritter Haaga Jr., a missionary in Niger, West Africa; two sisters, Anne H. Bland and Betty H. Barnett, both of Memphis; and six grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to Sudan Interior Mission Support Fund for Bert Haaga Jr., P.O. Box 7900, Charlotte, N.C. 38241 or Boy Scout Troop 5 in Louisville, Miss.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 2, 2000

Jean Haaga, 81, of Memphis, formerly of Blytheville, Ark., former employee of Union Planters Bank, died Saturday at Saint Francis Nursing Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Hill Funeral Home East with burial in Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. She was a graduate of Central High School, member of the Glee Club, the Fortnightly Club, Second Baptist Church, Southwestern Singers and King's Daughters and Kappa Delta sorority, attended Southwestern College and was a former member of Collierville First Baptist Church. Mrs. Haaga, the widow of Hubert Haaga, leaves two sons, Rayford Haaga of Memphis and Bert Haaga of Africa; a sister, Mary Ann Davidson of Memphis, and six grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Sudan Interior Missions, French Camp (Miss.) Academy or a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 23, 2003

Miss Utilla "Donny" Hall died Wednesday morning at her home in the Double Bridges Community after a lenghty illness. She was 71. Never married, Miss Donny was a member of a prominent family of this section. She was a member of Bethesda Methodist Church, funeral services from the church Thursday morning, burial in the city cemetery. Surviving are a cousin, Dr. W. M. HALL, of Double Bridges; three neices, Miss Byrdie EDWARDS, with whom she made her home; Mrs. W. T. McDEARMON, of Bonicord; and Mrs. D. C. CRAWFORD, of Stanton; also five nephews, Tola THOMPSON, Kansas City; Raymond HALL, Union City; Bob HALL, Forked Dear; E. M. HALL, Covington; and Ralph HALL, of MEMPHIS.
The Halls Graphic; Friday January 4, 1946; Halls,Tennessee

Alvin D. Hallman, widely traveled newspaperman, and husband of the former Miss Ruth NUNN, Halls, died at his home in Miami Sunday night. He was 41. Burial was in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife; a daughter, Alix HALLMAN; and a son, David HALLMAN, all of Miami.
The Halls Graphic; Friday August 2, 1946; Halls, Tennesseethe

HALLS - David A. Hallman, 52, of Harrisonburg, Va., formerly of Halls, died Tuesday in a fire at his home. Services were held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge locally. Hallman, a 1956 graduate of Halls High School, received a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University, a master's degree from Memphis State University and a PhD from Duke University. He was a United Press International editor prior to serving in Turkey and Germany with the intelligence division of the Army. He held an English fellowship and taught at Duke, and had served as an associate professor from 1969 until his death. Hallman, the husband of Yvonne Hallman, also leaves a son, Roger Hallman of Harrisonburg; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Hallman, and a sister, Mrs. Alix Travis, both of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, any memorials be made to the Thomas Harrison Middle School Band Boosters, in care of Marlon Foster, 1311 W. Market, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801, or to the David Hallman Memorial Fund, in care of the James Madison University English Department, Harrisonburg, Va. 22807.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 2, 1990

HALLS - Ruth Nunn Hallman, 96, retired teacher after more than 30 years, died Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hallman, the widow of Alvin Hallman, leaves a daughter, Alix Hallman Travis of Cleveland, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 14, 2004

Services for Joseph T. Hamilton, Halls farmer, who died Sunday morning at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis were held at 2:00 Monday at Halls Baptist Church. The Rev. Vernon Sico and the Rev. William Beard officiated. Burial in Halls Cemetery under direction of Garner Funeral Home of Ripley. Mr. Hamilton was 58.
He was born in Crockett County and spent most of his life in Lauderdale County. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jemima Hamilton; two sons, Joseph F. and Billy Hamilton; a daughter, Miss Martha Ann Hamilton, all of Halls; three brothers, Oscar H. Hamilton of Dyersburg, Dan Hamilton of Halls and Julian Hamilton of Winter Haven, Florida.
The Crockett Times; Alamo, Tenn.
Thursday, March 6, 1947

Thomas Daniel Hamilton, 88, retired Dyer Bros. Lumber Co. employee, not seen by friends since Saturday, was found by Halls Police Chief Buddy Moore dead in his home on South Front in Halls, Tuesday afternoon. Services were set for 2 p.m. Thursday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. Hamilton, who lived alone in the home, leaves a son, Guy, of New Orleans, La., a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Montgomery, of Coldwater, Miss., four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The Halls Graphic; March 29, 1979

HALLS - Walter Scott Hamilton, 70, of Germantown, formerly of Halls, retired naval commander, died of pulmonary arrest Sunday at West Palm Beach (Fla.) Nursing Home. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a 1952 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and finished Navy postgraduate school in Monterey, Calif. He was a World War II veteran and retired from the Navy in 1972. He was a choir member and elder at Farmington Presbyterian Church in Germantown. Mr. Hamilton, the husband of Blanche Nunn Hamilton, also leaves two sons, Brian Hamilton of Germantown and Walter Scott Hamilton Jr. of California; five daughters, Anne Hamilton and Jeanne Lee Hamilton, both of Germantown, Amanda Schumacher and Margo Stevens, both of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Cheryl Weldon of Post Falls, Idaho, and 11 grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Farmington Presbyterian Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 11, 1996

HALLS - Fred Raymond Hansford, 50, employee of J.C. Penney Co. in Dyersburg for 12 years, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Halls First Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He leaves his mother, Jean Hurt Hansford of Halls; three sisters, Judy Newby of Knoxville, Lou Anne Hansford of San Jose, Calif., and Hurt Hamilton of Dyersburg, and two brothers, Jimmy Hansford of Halls and Guy Hansford of Dyersburg. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Halls First Baptist Church Fund for Children's Homes.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 6, 2004

RIPLEY - Rhea Donald Hargett, 74, retired employee of Fort Pillow State Prison, died of heart failure Thursday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery in Halls. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. He was an Army veteran and past president of Chisholm Lake Outing Club. Mr. Hargett, the husband of Marlys Crihfield Hargett, also leaves a daughter, Leigh Ann Hargett Allred of Ripley; two sons, Rhea Donald Hargett Jr. of Ripley and Lesile Milton Crook of Halls; a sister, Estelle Jenkins of Ripley; a brother, Gus Hargett of Ripley; and eight grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 16, 2000

HALLS - Garland Hargett, 83, farmer, died of heart failure Friday at his home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of First Baptist Church. Mr. Hargett, the widower of Elease B. Hargrett, leaves a son, Garland Lee Hargett of Halls; two sisters, Ellen Cole of Amarillo, Texas, and Mildred Brown of Selmer, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 11, 1998

Gates - Dorothy Wood Hargrove, 82, retired special education teacher, died Monday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First United Methodist Church and Alpha Delta Kappa sorority and a former president of United Methodist Women. Mrs. Hargrove, the widow of Grady Hargrove, leaves two daughters, Nancy Thrash of Gates and Bette Davis of Indianapolis, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Habitat for Humanity or West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 27, 2005

GATES - Grady Thomas Hargrove, 82, retired major in the Army after 27 years, died of pulmonary arrest 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 member of Halls First United Methodist Church, a Vietnam War veteran, a graduate of the Military Justice School and a member of the American Legion in Halls and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Dyersburg. Mr. Hargrove, the husband of Dorothy Wood Hargrove, also leaves two daughters, Nancy Thrash of Gates and Bette Davis of Indianapolis; a sister, Ollie Troutt of Newbern, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 24, 2001

Eddie F. Harrell, Sr., 88, farmer, of Ripley, died Friday, April 27, in Ripley. Services were at 11 a.m., Monday, April 30, at Halls Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. Harrell, widow of Virginia Harrell, leaves three daughters, Doris Caldwell of Ripley, Jan Farrell of Halls, and Vickie Dial of Ripley; six sons, Donald Ray Harrell of Collierville, Donald Wayne Harrell of Ripley, Eddie F. Harrell, Jr., of Ripley, Michael Ray Harrell of San Antonio, Texas, Bill Harrell of Ripley, and Randy Harrell of Brighton; one brother, B. R. Harrell of Frazier; 29 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale voice, Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Halls - Mazie Harrell, 94, passed away on December 7, 2006. Visitation is from 5 - 8 p.m. today, December 8 and services are at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, both at Halls Funeral Home. Burial is in Halls Cemetery.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 8, 2006

HALLS - Thomas 'Maynard' Harrell, 91, farmer, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Gates (Tenn.) Church of Christ. Mr. Harrell, the husband of Mazie L. Reynolds Harrell, also leaves a daughter, Joyce White Dunaway; a son, Thomas Chapman Harrell, and a sister, Catherine Mansfield, all of Halls; three brothers, Edd Harrell of Ripley, Bob Harrell of Memphis and Byrd Harrell of Cameron, Mo., 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 20, 2000

Robert G. ‘Bob’ Harris, 48, of Halls, certified public accountant and co-owner of Stallings Implement Co., died Friday in Lauderdale Hospital in Ripley. Services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church, with burial in Halls Cemetery. He attended Halls, High School, were he played football in the early 1950s. He was graduated from Memphis State University and operated his CPA office in Memphis until he returned to Halls in 1979. He was treasurer of Halls-Gates Rotary Club. He leaves his wife. Luann, and three sisters, Mrs. Louise Moore and Mrs. Marie Swanner, of Halls, and Mrs. Betty Moore, of Memphis.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise; Ripley Tennessee
February 18, 1982

Bertha Hart
Mrs. Joe Hart died Monday morning. Mrs. Bertha HART died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elbert OZMENT Monday after a long illness. She was 66 and had lived in Lauderdale County since 1919. Services were Tuesday at Halls Baptist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. She leaves her husband; daughter, Mrs. OZMENT, of Halls; son, Loyd HART, of Chicago; 2 grandchildren.
The Halls Graphic; Friday March 22, 1946; Halls, Tennessee

Charlie Everette Hart, 88, retired moving van operator and farmer of Halls, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Services in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Naomi Avery HART and his daughter, Mrs. Virgil HINES, both of Halls.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday September 13, 1968

HALLS - Harold Hart, 81, automobile dealer, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls First Baptist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Maleus Baptist Church and the Elks Club. Mr. Hart had been director of the Bank of Halls, past president of Harvest Years and a deacon at Halls First Baptist Church. Mr. Hart, the husband of Annie Lee Wamble Hart, also leaves two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Vaden of Halls and Laurey Mays of Weatherford, Texas; a son, Robert Hart of Halls; a sister, Alma Dean Wylie of Milan, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 8, 1992

Mrs. Pauline Mary Hart, wife of Harold Hart, Halls used car dealer and director and stockholder in the Bank of Halls, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, which she entered in June, after three years illness. She was 48. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home is in charge .Born in New Albany, Miss., she moved to Halls in 1950. She was a member of the Laura Warren Sunday School Class of Halls Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, her mother, Mrs. Annie B. Wilbanks, of New Albany, a son, Bobby Hart, of Halls; two daughters, Miss Elizabeth Hart and Miss Laurey Hart, both of Halls; a brother, Robert Paul Wilbanks Jr., of Redding Calif., an a sister, Mrs. Eda Fain of Memphis
Death date Aug. 18, 1964

Cecelia Faye Harvey, 72, of 511 Park, Halls, died Sunday in Jackson-Madison County Hospital. Rites were Tuesday in Halls, Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. She had retired from telephone sales for iTell. She leaves daughters, Paula Lee Payton, of Nashville, and Myra Jo Hellender, of Ringgold, Ga,; her sisters, Frances Paige, of Halls, Juanita Beard, of Athens, Ala., and Carlene Adams, of Atlanta, Ga,; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Death date July 23, 2006

HALLS - Morgan 'Sewell' Hawkins, 94, retired board director and line superintendent for Forked Deer Electric Corp., died of heart failure Friday at Primacy Health Care in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Halls First Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Hawkins, the widower of Lucille Perry Hawkins, leaves a niece, Perryln Adams of Memphis, who cared for him.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 13, 2000

HALLS - Lucille Hawkins, 87, retired manager of Perry's Five & Ten store, died of heart failure Wednesday at Primacy Healthcare in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Mrs. Hawkins, the wife of Sewell Hawkins, also leaves two sisters, Lorene Hughes of Memphis and Bertha Lee Carter of Trinity, Ala.; a brother, Milton Perry of Friendship, and a niece who cared for her, Perrlyn Adams of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 14, 2000

deceased: George Haywood
charge to: O. L. WHITE
date of funeral: 2nd July 1915
residence: Halls, TN
place of death: Hosmer Hosp.
Funeral service & burial: Halls Cemetery
cause of death: peritonittis
date of death: 1st July 1915
date of birth: 17th October 1898
occupation: farmer
father: Silas HAYWOOD, TN
mother: Frances SCOTT, TN
Volume 3---Page 89; Curry Funeral Home Record

HALLS - Jack Russell Henderson, 74, retired rural mail carrier and bus driver for special education, died Thursday at his home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Halls First United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a Korean War veteran. Mr. Henderson, the husband of Doris Turner Henderson, also leaves two sons, Russell Henderson of Chicago and Todd Henderson of Lexington; two stepdaughters, Lou Ann Ledbetter and Phyllis Kay Smith, both of Memphis; a stepson, Jack Camp of Halls; a brother, Dr. Robert O. Henderson of Jackson, and nine grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Ronald McDonald House or Halls First United Methodist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 28, 2004

Halls, Tenn.—Paul H. Henderson Jr., a former Halls alderman and secretary on the Lauderdale County Election Commission, died yesterday morning at Parkview Methodist Medical Center after an apparent heart attack. He was 59. Services for Mr. Henderson, a farmer, will be at 3 p.m. today at First Christian Church, where he was an elder and a Sunday school teacher for 37 years, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Henderson, a World War II Navy veteran, was an alderman in the late 1960s and mid 1970s. He also was a director of Gates Banking & Trust Co., a director of Dyer-Lauderdale Co-op, a committee member of the Agricultural and Soil Conservation Service, a former Halls High School teacher and a former grocer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Martin Henderson; a son, Paul H. Henderson III of Halls; two brothers, Jack R. Henderson of Halls and Dr. Robert O. Henderson of Jackson, and two grandchildren.
Death date Mar. 18, 1986

Dorothy "Dot" Henderson, 79, died Friday, December 2, 2005 at the Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, December 5 at Halls First Christian Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was the widow of Paul Henderson Jr. She is survived by a son, Paul Henderson III of Halls; two grandsons, Chip Henderson of Memphis and Matt Henderson of Halls; two brothers, Thomas Neil Martin of Halls and Charles Martin of Ripley, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 4, 2005

Dyersburg - Rachel Alice Rooks Henry, 88, died September 11, 2006. Funeral service was held September 13 at Westside Baptist Church, burial in Greenhill Memorial Gardens. She leaves three children, Gladys, Bill and Robert Henry. Halls Funeral Home 731-836-7111
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 14, 2006

HALLS -- Joffre W. Herring, 75, retired radio dispatcher for City of Halls Police Department, Halls Water Plant operator and farmer, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. Mr. Herring leaves a niece who cared for him, Pamela Gasaway of Griffin, Ga., and a great-niece.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 7, 1993

Halls - Norma Mitchell Higdon, 88, homemaker died on 3/7/07. Services will be held at the Halls Funeral Home on Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Halls Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Carl Higdon; and two brothers, Reagan and William Mitchell. She is survived by a son, Bernard Mitchell Higdon; and a daughter, Carla Higdon Hamilton, both of Halls. She leaves two granddaughters, Michelle Higdon Wolfe of Barretville and Hillary Hamilton Wheeler of Alamo. "Miss Norma" was a life-long member of the Halls First United Methodist Church. She was a dedicated Sunday School teacher and choir member for many years. She was also a member of the Dyersburg Army Air Base Memorial Association. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Halls First United Methodist Church or The Veterans Museum in Halls.
Halls Funeral Home
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 3/10/2007

Ripley - Doris Dean Hill, 89, homemaker, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Gates United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hill, the widow of Howard Hill, leaves three daughters, Betty Collins of Memphis, Shirley Meeks of Cordova and Billie Kitts of Gates; a sister, Louise Campbell of Sherwood, Ark., six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 22, 2005

Halls - Arnold Moore Hilliard, 81, died September 9, 2006. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. September 11 and funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 12 at Enon Baptist Church near Halls with burial in the church cemetery. Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 12, 2006

HALLS - Frances Hilliard, 64, employee of Wal-Mart, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Ripley. Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Halls and the Sunbeam Club. Mrs. Hilliard, the widow of Darriel Hilliard, leaves three daughters, Sheila Reynolds and Martha Ruth Britt, both of Halls, and Carol McDowell of Dyersburg; two sisters, Wilma Nauer and Mildred Ward, both of Memphis; two brothers, Joe Lewellyng of Kennett, Mo., and James Lewellyng of Memphis, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 16, 1993

Halls - J.W. Hilliard, 60, paramedic for Dyer County Ambulance Service, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Westside Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Hilliard, the husband of Linda Gallaway Hilliard, also leaves two daughters, Rebekah Fain and Jessica Burns, both of Halls, and three grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Westside Baptist Church or the American Heart Association.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 22, 2005

HALLS - Juanita C. Hilliard, 63, retired elementary school secretary, died of heart failure Sunday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Elon Baptist Church near here. Mrs. Hilliard, the wife of Norris Hilliard, also leaves two sons, Michael Hilliard of Hobart, Ind., and Bruce Hilliard of Ellwood City, Pa.; a sister, Katherine McWilliams of Halls, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 5, 1997

Services for Mrs. Mazie J. Hilliard, widow of Paul W. HILLIARD, who died Friday morning at her home were held at Bethesda Methodist Church Saturday morning burial in Halls Cemetery. Mrs. HILLIARD, who was 48, was born in Lauderdale County. She was a member of Bethesda Methodist Church. She leaves a son, Norris HILLIARD, Halls; two brothers, Harry HALL & F. H. HALL, both of Halls; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle CHAMBERS, Dyersburg and Mrs.Clyde WATTS, Halls.
The Halls Graphic; Friday November 8, 1946; Halls, Tennessee

HALLS - Oma Hilliard, 88, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, retired teacher, died Wednesday in Memphis. 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. Hilliard, the widow of Roy Hilliard, leaves a brother, Ted Cates of Tampa, Fla., six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 22, 1992

HALLS - Allen Richard Hines, 68, farmer, died of cancer Wednesday at the Regional Hospital of Jackson. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Palestine Methodist Church in the Bruceville community. He was a World War II and Korean War Navy veteran. Mr. Hines, the husband of Hallie J. Jones Hines, also leaves a daughter, Reta Hogue of Dyersburg, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 1, 1998

HALLS - Jane Hines, 84, retired Halls office manager for Ripley Power & Light Co., died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hines, the widow of Robert J. Hines, leaves a daughter, Janet Hurt; a son, Ronny Hines, and a brother, Joe Clyde Escue, all of Halls, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Halls First Baptist Church Building Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 23, 2004

MADISONVILLE -- Edith Elizabeth Hoffius, 88, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Madisonville Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Madisonville First United Methodist Church and the A.B.C. Choir. Surviving are a daughter, Myra Powell of Madisonville; two sons, Edwin of Winter Springs, Fla., and James of North Kingston, R.I.; a sister, Hallie Lowder of Martinsville, Ind.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband, Elmer, died in 1968 Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home, with graveside services at 3 p.m. Friday at Halls Cemetery in Halls, Tenn. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and 8 a.m. to service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Date: May 10, 2000

Elmer Hoffius, 70, of Halls, retired Illinois Central Railroad Telegrapher, died in a Madisonville, Ky. hospital he entered two months earlier. services were Thursday in Halls first Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Cloverport, Ky., he moved to Lauderdale County in 1946. He leaves his wife, Edith Ellis HOFFIUS; sons, Commander Edwin HOFFIUS with the Navy in Washington D. C., and James W. HOFFIUS, of Holland, Pa., and his daughter, Mrs. Charles POWELL, of Madisonville, Ky.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday September 13, 1968

deceased: W. N. Hoggard
charge to; E. E. BRICE & Jim HOGGARD
date of funeral: 18th April 1916
residence: Halls, TN
place of death: Hosmer Hosp.
funeral services and burial: Halls Cemetery
cause of death: mastoid abcess
date of death: 17th April 1916
farmer, married Cumberland religion
aged: 42 years
Volume 4---Page 24; Curry Funeral Home Record

DYERSBURG - Helen Delois Hollis, 62, retired nurse's aide for Wesley at Dyersburg Nursing Care, died of heart failure Monday at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church and a Volunteer Pink Lady for Methodist Hospital. She leaves a daughter, Deborah Sanders, and a brother, Tansil Phillips of Dyersburg, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 6, 2000

Robert Holtsford, 79, retired merchant of Halls, died Sept. 28th at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Services were at 2 p.m. last Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Pansy Perry Holtsford, of Halls; two sons, Philip, of DeKalb, Ill. and Robert Perry Holtsford, of Atlanta, Ga., and two daughters, Mrs. Carol Brandon, of Henning and Mrs. Alice Wills, of Miami Springs, Fla.
Death date Sept. 28, 1981

HALLS - Pansy Perry Holsford, 81, of Aurora, Ill., formerly of Halls, retired grocery store owner, died Saturday at Tillers Nursing Home in Oswego, Ill. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Halls Garden Club, the Dyersburg Women's Club and the Tennessee Farm Bureau. Mrs. Holsford, the widow of Robert Holsford, leaves two sons, Rev. Phillip Holsford of Aurora and Robert Holsford of Atlanta; a step-daughter, Alice Wills of Miami; two sisters, Alpine Lentz of Halls and Vivian Crossett of Memphis; a brother, Owen Perry of Memphis, eight grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 9, 1993

HALLS - James Harold Hooper, 67, retired supervisor for Tupperware Co., died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, with burial in the Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Hooper, the husband of Ruth Green Hooper, also leaves three daughters, Mrs. Bettye Baker of Bolivar, Mrs. Martha Buck of Gallatin and Mrs. Tammie Hardy of Halls; two sisters, Mr s. Frances Grimes of Crockett Mills and Mrs. Jo Ann Carrigan of Oxnard, Calif.; two brothers, Raymond Hooper of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Billy Wayne Hooper of Crockett Mills, six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 13, 1991

HALLS - Mrs. Floy G. Hopper, 98, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis after a long illness. 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. Hopper, the widow of Omer Hopper, leaves three nieces and five nephews.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 21, 1991

Fern P. Howse, 88, of Memphis, retired Memphis City Schools teacher, died Thursday at her home after a stroke. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. She was a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church, the Nineteenth Century Club and Alpha Delta Gamma. Mrs. Howse, the widow of Jack M. Howse, leaves a son, Grover Howse of Bartlett, and a brother, David Parrish of Halls. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Nineteenth Century Club or Union Avenue Baptist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 26, 1997

HALLS -- Jewell Hughes, 92, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Ripley. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Curve Baptist Church. Mrs. Hughes, the widow of William Andrew Hughes, leaves a stepdaughter, Annie Buford Carter of Ripley; a stepson, Bill Hughes of Halls, two grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 3, 1993

GATES - Mary Willie Walpole Hughes, 82, homemaker, died of cardiac arrest Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hughes, the widow of Neniver Taft Hughes, leaves two sons, Wymond Walpole and Steve Hughes, both of Gates; two sisters, Earline Dew of Halls and Marie Kyle of Millington, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 15, 1996

GATES - Rickie Carrol Hughes, 44, died of cardiorespiratory arrest Wednesday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Graveside services were Thursday in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home had charge. He leaves his mother, Mary Willie Hughes of Gates; a brother, Steve Hughes of Blytheville, Ark., and a half-brother, Waymond Walpole of Gates.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 24, 1996

HALLS - David Hurt Jr., 55, owner-operator of Hurt Seed Co., died of pulmonary arrest Sunday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls First Baptist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a past board member and president of the Crop Improvement Association and the Tennessee Foundation Seed Inc. Due to being burned severely in an explosion, he had recently set up a fund at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis for families of burn victims. Mr. Hurt leaves a daughter, Anne Zachry of Memphis; three sons, David Hurt III, Raymond Dale Hurt and Christopher Tabor Hurt, and his parents, David and Mary P. Hurt, all of Halls; a sister, Katie Stanfield of Memphis, and four grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Hurt Family Fund for Families of Burn Victims in care of the Med Foundation.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 5, 1996

HALLS - David H. Hurt, 85, retired owner of Hurt Seed Co., died Wednesday at Ripley Healthcare. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls First Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of the Southern Seedman Association and Tennessee Crop Improvement Association. Mr. Hurt, the widower of Mary Powell Hurt, leaves a daughter, Katie Stanfield of Germantown; a sister, Jean Hurt Hansford of Halls, six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 27, 2002

HALLS - Mary Etta Hurt, 89, homemaker, died of pneumonia Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Halls, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hurt, the wife of David Harold Hurt, also leaves a daughter, Katie L. Stanfield of Germantown, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to First Baptist Church in Halls or a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 21, 1998

Paul H. Hurt, 73, of 3436 Gillie, Memphis, who was born in Halls, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services were Thursday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Myrtle Alice HURT; his step-son, Maury I, UPTON, of Memphis; his brothers, F. R. HURT and F. W. HURT, both of Halls and his sister, Mrs. Bernice MARLOWE, of Somerset, Ky. Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday April 12, 1968

FRIENDSHIP -- Sue Freeman Hunt, 79, retired employee of Heckethorn Co. Dyersburg, died Sunday at Bells Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship Funeral Home with burial in Halls (Tenn.) City Cemetery. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Hunt, the widow of Euly Hunt, leaves a daughter, Barbara Mitchell of Memphis; a stepson, Bobby Neal Freeman of Gary, Ind.; a half-sister, Meda Trupe of Memphis; a stepsister, Naomi Vickers of Friendship; a stepbrother, Jame s E. Briggs of Memphis, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 6, 1993

Halls - Thelma Gene Hurt, 86, died suddenly at her residence Sunday, May 14, 2006. She was past City Recorder for the town of Halls, cashier of the Bank of Halls, a member of Eastern Star-Chapter 354, Ripley, TN. Member of the Halls First United Methodist Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at Halls First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Halls Cemetery. She was the widow of the late Joe Hurt. She is survived by two daughters, Linnie McBride of Ripley and Jo Ann Crihfield of Halls; one son, George W. Hurt of Millington; ten grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. Memorials to Eastern Star-354 or Halls First United Methodist Church.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 16, 2006

Halls, Tenn.—Services will be today for Wymond Hurt, 87, a retired banker and former alderman who died Sunday at Baptist Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Hurt formerly owned the Western Auto store here and retired 12 years ago as owner of Hurt Insurance. He served two terms as alderman in the early ‘40s, a family member said. He also was a former chairman of the American Red Cross chapter in Halls and a member of the Lions Club. Additionally, he served on the draft board in World War II and was an officer of the Bank of Halls for 28 years. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls First Baptist Church, where he was a lifelong member, deacon and treasurer, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He leaves a son, Wymond Hurt Jr. of Halls, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Death date 1987

Jack Lofton Hutcherson, 88, of Memphis, retired route foreman for Turner Dairy, died Saturday at National Health Care in Somerville, Tenn., of complications from an accident in December 1996. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park with burial in Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. He was a member and elder of Decatur Trinity Christian Church. Mr. Hutcherson leaves a daughter, Joanne Harding of Atlanta; a brother, Kenneth T. Hutcherson of Memphis, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 14, 1997

Ida Mae Hurd Hutcherson, 96, of Memphis, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at the Regional Nursing Center in Bryant, Ark. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. Forest Hill Funeral Home East has charge. She was a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Hutcherson, the widow of Alfred Hutcherson, leaves a daughter and son-in-law who cared for her, Billie and Bob Gay of Memphis, a grandson and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 29, 1998

HALLS -- Kenneth Hutcherson Jr., 42, of Denver, formerly of Halls, oil refinery operator, died Oct. 21 at Rose Medical Center in Denver. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Hutcherson leaves his father, Kenneth Hutcherson of Bartlett, and two sisters, Deborah Gibson and Margaret Ayers, both of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 6, 1993

Kenneth Tillman Hutcherson, 77, of Bartlett, formerly of Halls, Tenn., retired from the Air Force after 20 years, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Thursday at Methodist Hospital North. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls (Tenn.) Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Melville Methodist Church near Halls, a Mason and a Scottish Rite. Mr. Hutcherson, the husband of Lottie London Hutcherson, also leaves two daughters, Margaret Elizabeth Ayers and Deborah Lee Gibson, both of Memphis; two stepsons, Tom Burks of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Ricky Burks of Nashville, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 5, 1999

DYERSBURG - Marvin Leslie Jackson, 90, retired security guard, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Tennessee State Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Humboldt. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Eastside Methodist Church and a World War II Army veteran. He leaves two daughters, Mary Jane George of Fallon, Nev., and Nancy Carlson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; two sons, Bobby Joe Jackson of Torrance, Calif., and Donald Jackson of Memphis; a sister, Pauline Jackson Davis of Murray, Ky.; a friend who cared for him, Marie Harden of Dyersburg, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 2, 1998

DYERSBURG - Barbara Dale Basye Jarvis, 60, homemaker, died of myocardial infarction Friday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Dyersburg. Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. today in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She leaves a daughter, Joy Lynn Curtin of Racine, Wis.; three sons, Ronnie Jarvis of Chicago, Jay Jarvis of Los Angeles and Randy Jarvis of Dyersburg; her mother, Inez Basye Smith of Dyersburg, and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 10, 1999

Services for Charles M. Jenkins, banker, merchant and teacher, of Tyler, Texas; were held Tuesday morning at First Baptist Church, Halls, burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. JENKINS, 81, died Saturday at his home in Tyler. Born near Shiloh, he spent most of his life in Texas and Oklahoma. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Rona MURCHISON JENKINS, an aunt of Henry MURCHISON, editor of the Halls Graphic. Lauderdale County Enterprise Ripley Tennessee;
Friday December 19, 1958

Mrs. Rona Murchison Jenkens, of Tyler, Tex.—sister-law of Mrs. J. H. Murchison, and aunt of Henry Murchison, both of Halls—died of a heart attack Saturday in a Tyler hospital. She was 78. Services were at 4 p.m. Tuesday in James Funeral Home in Tyler. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Thursday in Halls Cemetery. A native of Maury City, she had resided in Louisiana and Texas more than 50 years.Her husband, Charles M. Jenkens, died in 1958. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Manhein, of Monroe, La.; and a brother, Strauchn Murchison, of Bolivar.
The Halls Graphic; Halls, Tennessee; May 13 1966

HALLS - Nina B. Jennings, 78, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital Central in Memphis after a short illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Elon Baptist Church. Mrs. Jennings, the widow of N. E. Jennings, leaves a daughter, Alice Faye Rogers of Memphis, a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 28, 1992

HALLS - Eby Lee Jones, 84, retired grocery clerk, human services driver and caregiver, died 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 leaves three sisters, Peggy Lee of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Murlene Costa and Bonnie Carmon, both of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 24, 2004

Rutherford – Services for Reba Hess Jones, 81, were this morning at Karnes and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Shelby Thompson and the Rev. Don Jones officiating. Burial was in Halls City Cemetery. Miss Jones, retired telephone operator, died Monday morning at Forum Hospital in Trenton after a heart attack. A Rutherford native, she formerly lived in the Halls area before moving back several years ago. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Surviving are a brother, Monte L. Jones of Perry, Okla., and several nieces and nephews.
Death date September 29, 1986

Jerre T. Jordan
The town of Halls and the surrounding area lost a friend and civic supporter when Jerre Trabune Jordan, Sr., died in his home on Sunday, April 15. Mr. Jordan, 73, was a past mayor of Halls. He served six two-year terms between 1955 and 1967. Jerre was a Merchant Marine for three years during World War II in the pacific. He was superintendent of schools in Lauderdale County in the mid-50’s, a lay leader at Halls First United Methodist Church and Sunday School superintendent there. Jerre leaves his wife, Naulene Wilkes Jordan; two sons, Jerre Jordan, Jr., and Steve Jordan, and families. Steve and his wife, Lisa, reside in Ithaca, N.Y. Jerre and his wife, Martha, along with their two children, Jeff and Blair, live in Baton Rouge, La. Mr. Jordan is survived by a brother, Bruce Jordan of Collierville, Tenn.; three sisters, Edna Budde of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Dorothy Moore and Carol Crumpler, both of Dyersburg, and three great-grandchildren, Jordan and Alex DeFrank, and Josh Jordan.
Death date April 15, 1990

HALLS - Paul Thomas Jordan, 91, former city alderman and retired carpenter and commercial fisherman, died of respiratory failure Sunday at Dyersburg (Tenn.) Manor. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He had served as alderman in the 1960s and 1970s. He had owned and operated a fish market, and was a former deacon at Halls Baptist Church. Mr. Jordan, the husband of Maurline Sayles Jordan, also leaves two daughters, Betty Stallcup of Friendship and Peggy Pilcher of Dyersburg; three sisters, Beatrice Boekeloo of Chicago, Martha Boekeloo of Hennepin, Ill., and Iris Lee of Halls, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 29, 1997

HALLS - Waurine Sayle Jordan, 88, homemaker and retired from Halltex Clothing Manufacturing and Custom Craft, died Saturday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. 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. Jordan, the widow of Paul Jordan, leaves two daughters, Peggy Pilcher of Halls and Betty Stallcup of Friendship, four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 2, 2003

La Gretta Jordan, 71, widow of Robert Jordan, died Tuesday of last week in Ripley Healthcare. Rites were Wednesday of last week in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. She had retired as teller for First Citizens National Bank in Dyersburg. She was a member of Halls Church of Christ. She leaves a son, Wayne Hilliard, of 619 W. Tigrett, Halls, a brother, Romaine Smith, and sisters, Barbara Strey, Odessa Scearce, and Warlene Smith, all of Halls; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchildren. Memorial gifts are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Death date Oct. 19, 2004

HALLS - Maurice Edward Jordan, 54, security guard for Fort Pillow Prison, died Monday at William F. Bowld Hospital in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Halls. Mr. Jordan, the husband of Dorris Faye Jordan, also leaves a daughter, Vandolyne Miller of Halls; a son, Maurice Jordan Jr. of Dyersburg; his parents, Paul T. and Waurine Jordan of Halls; two sisters, Peggy Pilcher of Dyersburg and Betty Stallcup of Friendship, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 19, 1993

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