OBITUARIES of some of those interred in
Halls Cemetery

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HALLS - Kate Peery Karnazes, 98, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Chester County Nursing Home in Henderson. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First Baptist Church. Mrs. Karnazes, the widow of Angelo J. Karnazes, leaves a daughter, Mary Elenor Karnazes Taylor of Luray, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 9, 1999

DYERSBURG - Irene Keltner, 80, formerly of Halls, died Saturday at Parkview Methodist Hospital after a stroke. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Mrs. Keltner, the widow of J. B. Keltner, leaves a son, Dr. Marshall Keltner of Indianapolis, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 1, 1996

HALLS - Wilma 'Nadean' Kilpatrick, 75, retired employee of Universal Electric Co. in Dyersburg, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at Decatur County General Hospital in Parsons. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Westside Baptist Church in Halls, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Kilpatrick, the widow of Charlie Kilpatrick, leaves two daughters, Marie Littles of Parsons and Joan Palmer of Hobart, Ind.; a son, William H. 'Sonny' Baker of Halls; three sisters, Ollie Rhodes of Memphis, Sue Van Cannayt of Atoka and Dorothy Gillon of Covington; two brothers, Larry Reynolds of Halls and Wymond Reynolds of Memphis, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 1, 1995

HALLS - John William Kilpatrick, 93, farmer and retired employee of the Haywood County School System, died of respiratory failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Eureka United Methodist Church in the Forked Deer community. Mr. Kilpatrick, the husband of Hattie Pearl Daniels Kilpatrick, also leaves a daughter, Joan K. Rodgers of Halls; a son, Dan Kilpatrick of Atlanta; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 27, 1997

HALLS - Hattie Pearl Kilpatrick, 88, homemaker, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Eureka United Methodist Church in the Forked Deer community. Mrs. Kilpatrick, the widow of John W. Kilpatrick, leaves a daughter, Joan K. Rodgers of Halls; a son, Dan Kilpatrick of Atlanta; a sister, Inez Hipp Hanson of Ripley, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 12, 1997

C. M. Kimbrough, retired Halls merchant, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday of last week in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, after long illness. Services were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Halls’ First Methodist Church, in which he was a steward. Burial was in Halls Cemetery, Halls Funeral Home in Charge. Born at Stanton, he moved to Halls in 1900. He was one of the organizers and first members of Halls’ Lions Club. He was active in civic affairs and was an ardent sportsman. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Robinson Kimbrough; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Williams, of Richmond, Va.; and two grandsons.

HALLS - Marie Knight, 62, retired bookkeeper and video clerk, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She leaves two sons, Raymond Savage of Halls and Jeffrey Savage of Lewisburg, Ky., and her mother, Martha Dobbs of Sallisaw, Okla.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 31, 2002

J. B. (Doc) Lawrence, 80, farmer and former member of the State Legislature from Lauderdale County, was killed when struck by a freight train near the depot in Halls Sunday morning. Witnesses related that Mr. LAWRENCE saw the train, but was evidently pulled against it by suction. The body was carried about 150 feet between the double tracks where he was walking. He was well-known in Crockett County. Services were in the First Christian Church in Halls, burial in Halls Cemetery.
Crockett County Sentinel; Thursday September 29, 1949

GATES - Will Lawrence, 85, farmer, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of First Christian Church of Halls. Mr. Lawrence, the widower of Catherine Sudbury Lawrence, leaves a daughter, Kathy Privett of Gates; a sister, Margaret Wilson of Halls, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 16, 1997

BIG SANDY - Anna Pearl Layne, 60, of Big Sandy, formerly of Halls, factory employee, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Sunday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Bible Church. Mrs. Layne, the wife of Wiley D. Layne, also leaves a daughter, Beverly Hillard of Big Sandy; three sons, Robert Layne, Thomas Layne and Ronald Layne, all of Halls; two sisters, Evelyn Alley of Halls and Louise Everett of North Lake, Ill.; a brother, Robert M. Gaba of Big Sandy, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 9, 2000

HALLS - Richard Glenn Lazure, 74, farmer, died of heart failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Melville Methodist Church near Halls with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of Lauderdale County School Board and Forked Deer Electric and Tennessee Electric cooperatives. Mr. Lazure, the husband of Anne Pennington Lazure, also leaves two daughters, Connie Lynn Strassburg of Atlanta Heights, Ga., and Deborah Ann Talbot of Pinehurst, N.C.; two sons, Richard Glenn Lazure Jr. of Halls and Walter Thomas Lazure of Tampa, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 8, 1999

Halls - Richard Glen "Rick" Lazure, Jr., 52, died Sunday AM at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 8. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 9 at Melville Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. Lazure was a mason, taught Sunday school class, Board member of Forked Deer Electric Corporation. He leaves two sons, Richard Glenn Lazure, III of Brighton, and John Harold Lazure of Halls; his mother, Ann Lazure of Halls; two sisters, Connie Lynn Strassburg of Atlantic Highlands, NJ, and Deborah Talbot of Tampa, FL; and a grandson, Brayden Isaac Lazure.
Halls Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 8, 2006

RIPLEY -- Grace Leggett, 81, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired shoe store manager, died Friday at her home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ripley. Mrs. Leggett, the widow of Auby Leggett, leaves two sons, Hollis Leggett of Memphis and Donnie Leggett of Moscow; a sister, Carrie Fitzhugh of Ripley, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 26, 1993

HALLS - Martha Jane Ashcraft Leggett, 63, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, retired Postal Service employee, died of heart failure Tuesday at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis. 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. Leggett, the wife of Hollis Leggett, also leaves a daughter, Janice Delph of Friendship; three sons, Randle Thomas of Nashville, Auby Gene Leggett of Maury City and Michael Leggett of Memphis; a sister, Addie Chiarizzio of Nashville; a brother, Robert Perry Ashcraft of Atlanta, 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 18, 2000

HALLS -- Bob Lewis, 76, automobile mechanic, died Monday of cardiac failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls First Baptist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Lewis, the husband of Melissa 'Shorty' Thurmond Lewis, also leaves a daughter, Patsy Lowery of Fowlkes; three sons, Jerry Lewis and Mike Lewis, both of Halls, and Danny Lewis of Alamo, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 16, 1994

HALLS - Melissa 'Shorty' Lewis, 75, former owner of Lewis Auto Garage, died of renal failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East 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. Mrs. Lewis, the widow of Bob Lewis, leaves a son, Mike Lewis of Halls; a stepdaughter, Patsy Lowery of Dyersburg; two stepsons, Jerry Lewis and Danny Lewis, both of Halls; a sister, Geraldine Tomlinson of Southaven, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 24, 2000

HALLS - Lois 'Kathleen' London Littles, 77, formerly of Memphis, retired teacher for Craigmont High School in Memphis, died Sunday at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Leawood Baptist Church in Memphis and treasurer of the Lauderdale County Historical Society. She leaves two daughters, Susan Koonce Adams of Memphis and Valarie Koonce of Atlanta; three sisters, Laura Frances Dom of Battle Creek, Mich., Lucille Crews of Nashville and Dena London Ammons of Bartlett; two brothers, Burtus Smith and Bobby Smith, both of Nashville; a companion with whom she lived, Don Poindexter, a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 9, 2003

Charles ‘Buddy’ Love, 76, retired from the U.S. Air Force and a farmer, of Halls, died Monday, Oct. 22, in Halls. Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. Love, husband of the late Evelyn L. Bryan Love, leaves two sons, Charles Bryan Love of Halls and Gregory Lee Love of Memphis; one sister, Jenny McClain of Dyersburg; and one grandson, Gary Ewrin Love.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, October 24, 2007

HALLS - Evelyn Loralee Love, 72, retired employee for Goldsmith's department store in Memphis, died of pneumonia Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First Baptist Church. Mrs. Love, the wife of Charles H. 'Buddy' Love, also leaves two sons, Charles Bryan Love of Halls and Gregory Lee Love of Memphis; a sister, Polly Bryan of Halls, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 29, 1999

HALLS - Essie Mae Love, 60, homemaker, died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at Dyersburg Manor. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mrs. Love, the widow of Charles Love, leaves a daughter Jennie McClain of Dyersburg; a son, Charles 'Buddy' Love of Halls, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 12, 1999

MAURY CITY - Mary Neal Love, 71, retired from Smith-Routt Cleaners in Memphis, died Tuesday at West Tennessee Transitional Care in Jackson. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Maury City Church of Christ. She leaves two sisters, Christine Hinton of McKenzie and Carolyn Ann Love of Maury City.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 23, 2003

HALLS - Murlon Love, 80, retired from Red Ball Freight Line, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Hales Point Baptist Church. Mr. Love, the husband of Mackie Hinton Love, also leaves two daughters, June Critchfield of Memphis and Ann Smith of Millington; a son, James Anthony Love of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Wanda Savage of Dyersburg; two sisters, Mozell Blakley of Halls and Shirley James of Vero Beach, Fla.; a brother, Danny Love of Halls, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 12, 2004

Robert F. Love--Services for Robert F. Love, Crockett County farmer, were held Thursday morning at 10:30 at South Fork Baptist Church near Halls. The Rev. Edgar Williams, minister, officiated. Burial was in Halls Cemetery with Sudbury Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Love died early Tuesday night at Baird-Brewer Hospital in Dyersburg after an illness of three weeks. He was 63. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Almeda Kesterson Love; one son, Jewell Love of Halls; one daughter, Mrs. Ellis Gilliland of Halls; three brothers, Claude Love of El Dorado, Ark., Bud Love of El Dorado, Charley Love of Bolivar and one sister, Mrs. Pete Reynolds of Halls. The Crockett Times; Alamo, Tennessee
Thursday, December 13, 1951

Mrs. Nettie Arlene Love, 79, of Memphis died Monday morning at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memphis Funeral Home Union Chapel with burial in Halls, Tenn. She was a member of Everett Memorial United Methodist Church. She leaves four daughters, Christine Hinton of McKenzie, Tenn., and Mary Love, Irene Sasser and Carolyn Love, all of Memphis; a sister, Onie Shelby of Friendship, Tenn., 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 9, 1991

HALLS - Joe Lovelace, 67, retired commercial electrician and police officer for the City of Halls, died of heart failure Wednesday at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Halls Masonic Lodge 564 and attended Westside Baptist Church. Mr. Lovelace, the husband of Betty Fielder Lovelace, also leaves a daughter, Lorie Barnett of Henning; a son, Jimmy Lovelace of Redondo Beach, Calif.; a brother, Bill Lovelace of Saulsbury, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 22, 2001

HALLS - Wymond Gordon Lovelace, 59, sergeant with the City of Halls Police Department and deputy sheriff for Lauderdale County, died of cardiac arrest Monday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was in law enforcement for 25 years and also was a carpenter. He was a Mason and member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Mr. Lovelace, the husband of Lydia M. Lovelace, also leaves a daughter, Deborah Shands of Halls; a son, Dennis Lovelace of Ripley; two brothers, Billy Lovelace of Saulsbury and Joe Lovelace of Halls, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 22, 1996

HALLS - Lydia Lovelace, 75, retired factory employee of S & R of Tennessee in Ripley, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley after a stroke. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mrs. Lovelace, the widow of Wymond Lovelace, leaves a daughter, Deborah Shands, and a son, Dennis Lovelace, both of Halls; two sisters, Marion Menzer of Chicago and Emma Gorr of Scotts Bluff, Neb.; a brother, Jake Marcus of Wisconsin, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 7, 1997

MAURY CITY - Elizabeth Josephine Lucas, 82, homemaker, died of heart failure Saturday at Bells (Tenn.) Nursing Home. Services will at 2 p.m. Monday at Ronk Funeral Home in Alamo with burial in Halls (Tenn.) City Cemetery. Mrs. Lucas was the widow of Creed B. Lucas.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 14, 1996

HALLS - William Troy Manuel, 79, retired grocer and former employee of Tupperware Co., died Friday at Tomball (Texas) Regional Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bethesda United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Manuel, the widower of Margaret Manuel, leaves a daughter, Sharon Olds Hollinshead of Flower Mound, Texas, and Pamela Manuel Jackson of Houston, Texas; a son, Vincent Manuel of Denmark; a sister, Clarkie Layne of Ripley, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 29, 2002

HALLS - Margaret N. Manuel, 72, homemaker and retired grocery store clerk for Fishers Super Market, died of cancer Friday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Enon Baptist Church near Halls, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Manuel, the wife of William Troy Manuel, also leaves two daughters, Sharon Olds Hollinshead of Flower Mound, Texas, and Pamela Manuel Jackson of Spring, Texas; a son, Vincent Manuel of Forked Deer Community near Gates; her mother, Effie Smith Williams of Halls; two sisters, Elaine Throgmorton and Janice Cates, both of Halls; a brother, Bill Smith of Trenton, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 29, 1998

Thomas O’Neil Martin, Jr., 78, of 624 Circle Drive, Halls, a carpenter, died Saturday in Ripley. Rites were Wednesday in First Christian Church in Halls, where he had served as elder and treasurer. Burial was in Halls Cemetery, Halls Funeral Home in charge. He leaves his wife, Ruth Clark Martin; sons, Steve Martin, of Halls, and Tom Martin, of Cadiz, Ky.; a daughter, Sharlene Moore, of Memphis; a brother, Charles Martin, of Ripley; and three grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee, June 28, 2007

HALLS - Bobbie Lee Mathis, 64, of the Chestnut Bluff community, homemaker, died of cancer Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at South Fork Baptist Church near Halls, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Mathis, the widow of Lofton Mathis, leaves a daughter, Judy George of Friendship; two sons, Buster Mathis and Mike Mathis, both of Halls; two sisters, Annie Marie Stoner of Battle Creek, Mich., and Jessie Mae Vanhozzier of Chilhowie, Va., eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 9, 1996

HALLS - Sandra Freeman Maxwell, 42, of Memphis, data entry processor for Carquest Auto Parts of Memphis, died Sunday at her home after a long illness. Services will be at noon Tuesday at Highland Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Memphis, where she was a member, elder and Sunday school teacher, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Ms. Maxwell leaves her father, Harold Freeman, and two sisters, Donna Walker and Norma Dunlap, all of Memphis. In lieu of flow ers, the family requests that any memorials be sent to Highland Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church children's department.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 10, 1993

HALLS - Gary Lane McAlister, 44, self-employed sign painter, died of cancer Tuesday at Ripley Health Care Center. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Melville Methodist Church here. He leaves a daughter, Katherine Beard of Walls; a son, Bradley McAlister of North Carolina; his mother, Pearl McAlister, and his sister, Clairissia Pittman, both of Halls, and three brothers, Robert Charles McAlister of Ripley, and Michael E. McAlister and Larry Joseph McAlister, both of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 28, 1999

HALLS - Michael Eugene McAlister, 49, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Tuesday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Church of Christ, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He leaves a daughter, Chrstal McAlister of Covington; a son, Michael Eugene McAlister Jr., and his mother, Annie Pearl McAlister, both of Halls; a sister, Clairissia Pittman of Memphis, and two brothers, Larry McAlister of Halls and Robert McAlister of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 6, 2001

HALLS - Morris Hill 'Bad Eye' McAlister, 70, retired truck driver, died Thursday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls First Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. McAlister, the husband of Sharon A. Sanders McAlister, also leaves four daughters, Cheryl Payton of Madisonville, Ky., Pam Higley of Clarksville, Vicky Floyd of Dyersburg and Denise McAlister of Halls; five sons, William McAlister of Clarksville, Scott McAlister of Nashville, Brian McAlister of Albuquerque, Kenton McAlister of La Salle, Ill., and Jeffrey McAlister of Denver; four sisters, Myra Buford of Alamo, and Helen Kirkpatrick, Betty Hughes and Jennette Gilliland, all of Halls; a brother, Sterling McAlister of Halls, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 21, 2004

Kenneth LeRoy McBride buried Monday. Funeral services were held Monday at four at Garner Funeral Home for Kenneth LeRoy McBRIDE, who died in a Memphis Hospital Sunday afternoon. He was 13. Burial was in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. D. McBRIDE, Halespoint; sisters, Mrs. James HEAD, Nashville, Miss Mildred McBRIDE, Nashville, Martha Jane McBRIDE, Halespoint; brothers, John McBRIDE, George McBRIDE, Frank McBRIDE and Alvin Gean McBRIDE, all of Halespoint; his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. J. M. ESKRIDGE.
The Halls Graphic; Friday July 26, 1946; Halls, Tennessee

HALLS - Essielene B. McCaslin, 83, homemaker, died of pulmonary arrest Monday at Oakwood Manor in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls Point Baptist Church near here. Mrs. McCaslin, the widow of Hallet Brown McCaslin, leaves five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 31, 1998

HALLS - Harold Edward McCaslin, 55, retired employee of Tupperware Co., died Tuesday of complications from heart bypass surgery at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at South Fork Baptist Church in the Chestnut Bluff community near Halls with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 564 and Elon Baptist Church. Mr. McCaslin, the husband of Mildred L. Burse McCaslin, also leaves a daughter, Lisa Privett of Friendship; his mother, Essielene McCaslin of Halls, and a granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 3, 1997

HALLS -- Keith Nolen McCaslin, 26, sales clerk at D & J's clothing store in Memphis, died Monday at Regional Medical Center at Memphis after a long illness. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednedsay at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church here. Mr. McCaslin leaves his parents, Linda Nolen Smith and Dennis McCaslin; his sister, Jennifer Hinton; a brother, Shane McCaslin, and his grandmother, Sally McCaslin, all of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 11, 1994

Halls - Sally Bell McCaslin, 90, retired from Tupperware, died Friday, October 28, 2005 at Oakwood Manor in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, October 31 at Westside Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a charter member of Ladies Prayer Group. Mrs. McCaslin, the widow of Millard McCaslin, leaves two sons, Dale and Dennis McCaslin of Halls; four grandchildren, Shane McCaslin of Halls, Danny McCaslin, Matthew and David, and a great-grandchild, Savannah McCaslin, all of Raleigh, TN. Halls Funeral Home.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 30, 2005

HALLS - Nell Spence McCord, 94, homemaker, died of heart failure Friday at Dyersburg Manor. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Nashville Hermitage Society and First United Methodist Church of Halls. Mrs. McCord, the widow of Jim McCord, leaves a cousin who helped care for her, Elizabeth Horner of Dyersburg.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 26, 1999

Halls - Betty Jo McCool, 76. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at the Chapel of Halls Funeral Home. Halls Funeral Home.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 8, 2006

Funeral services for N. W. McCoy, 73, who died Sunday at his home in Halls, Tenn., will be conducted by Rev. Taylor at the Halls Baptist church Tuesday. Burial will be in Halls cemetery. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Mattie Icean McCoy; three daughters, Mrs. T. C. Tate and Mrs. R. B. Welch of Fowkles Tenn., and Mrs. T. A. Peters, of Dyersburg; and three sons, W. O. McCoy of Memphis, H. B. McCoy of Akron, Ohio, and Rice McCoy, of Halls, Tenn. Death date Jan. 16, 1927

Mosco Edward McDearman, 58, Halls Auto dealer, died at 5:05 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis after long illness. Services were Monday in First Baptist Church in Halls, burial in Halls Cemetery. McDEARMAN was descended from Pioneer Halls families, the town having originally nemed Halls Station for his great grandfather, Hansford HALL. He moved with his parents to Dell, Ark., at an early age. He returned to Halls in 1933. Two years later, he went to Osceola, Ark., to become assistant cashier of Mississippi County Bank. He returned to Halls in 1942, joining Ford Dealers in Halls, then he and his son, T. E. McDEARMAN purchased the firm in 1965. He leaves his wife, Rebekah Avery McDEARMAN; and his brother, Hall McDEARMAN, all of Halls.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday December 20, 1968

Thomas McDearman
The people of the town were shocked early last Wednesday morning when the sad news came that Thomas McDEARMON, the 17-year-old son of Mrs. Tom GRIFFIN, had breathed his last. He had been sick for about a week of fever, but was thought better. Sad indeed for the mother to give him up, he being her only child. The remains were carried to Halls Thursday and laid to rest.
Elsewhere in paper: ---THANKS--- We feel under very deep and lasting obligations to our friends for their help and sympathy, during the illness and death of our dear son, Thomas McDEARMON. May each of you be richly rewarded by the Giver of all gifts, good and perfect. T. N. GRIFFIN & Wife.
Crockett County Sentinel
Friday July 13th, 1923

deceased: W. T. McDearmon, TN
charge to: Mrs. W. T. McDEARMON
address: Unionville, TN
date of funeral: 2nd July 1926
place of death: residence
funeral services: Mt. Vernon Church 2 p.m.
interment: Halls Cemetery
date of death: 1st July 1926 3 p.m.
insurance agent married Baptist
date of birth: 4th March 1888
father: N. E. McDEARMON TN
mother: Miss Lucy ROGERS TN
Volume 15---Page 91; Curry Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Pinkney A. Meacham Jr., 85, retired dispatcher for Ripley Police Department, died Friday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley First United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls City Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. Meacham, the husband of Edna Meacham, also leaves a brother, W. D. 'Buddy' Meacham of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 26, 1991

RIPLEY - Edna L. Meacham, 91, retired chief operator for South Central Bell, died of heart failure Tuesday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. She was a member of Ripley First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Meacham, the widow of Pinkney A. Meacham, leaves a sister, Anita L. Talley of Dyersburg. The family requests that any memorials be made to Ripley First United Methodist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 14, 1999

DYERSBURG - Mrs. Nina Mae Meadows, 90, died Monday at Good Samaritan Lodge in Hot Springs Village, Ark., after a long illness. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. J. W. Curry & Son Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Unionville. Mrs. Meadows, the widow of George Chesley Meadows, leaves a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Mae Harness of Hot Springs Village; a son, G. C. Meadows Jr. of Dyersburg; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Drumwright of Los Angeles, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 5, 1990

Lecine Bailey Meeks
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2:00 o'clock for Mrs. Duane Meeks at the Lebanon Methodist Church near Friendship. Burial will be in Halls Cemetery with Friendship Funeral Home in charge. Rev. W. M. Vaughn will officiate. Mrs. Meeks was killed in an automobile accident near her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan Sunday. She was 18. She leaves her husband; one son, Clarice Meeks; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Bailey of Friendship route; one sister, Aneta Sue Bailey and two brothers, Stacy and Perry Don Bailey. The Crockett Times; Alamo, Tennessee
Thursday, January 18, 1951

James G. Milam
HALLS - Gid Milam, 90, retired mechanic, florist and funeral director, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Milam, the husband of Lura Fitzhugh Milam, also leaves a son, Billy Milam of Columbus, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Mazie Morris of Memphis; three brothers, Herman Milam of Ripley, Edwin Milam of Iuka, Miss., and Amos Milam of Batesville, Miss., a granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 12, 1990

Halls - Lura Fitzhugh Milam, 98, retired florist and beautician, died Sunday at Wesley Homes of Dyersburg. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Milam, the widow of Gid Milam, leaves a son, Bill Milam of Lexington, S.C., three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 1, 2005

GATES - George Miller, 75, retired security guard and farmer, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He leaves two sisters, Myrtle Williams of Memphis and Frances Clidewell of Knoxville.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 16, 1999

Timothy Eugene Moffitt, 10-month-old son of Hubert and Nancy Moffitt of Walls, Miss., died Monday at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center of complications from heart surgery. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Southaven with burial in Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. Twin Oaks Funeral Home has charge. He also leaves a sister, Carrie Moffitt, and a brother, Dewey Moffitt, both of Walls; his grandparents, George and Sue Bailey of Oakland, Tenn., and Fred Moffitt of Elizabethton, Tenn., and a great-grandmother, Bessie Scott of Booneville, Miss. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Mississippi Special Kids Olympics.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 18, 1996

Mrs. G. W. Montgomery. Services for Mrs. Cora Alice Montgomery, Haywood County native and resident of Dyersburg for several years, who died early Wednesday of last week at her home, were held Thursday in Dyersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. She was 63. She leaves her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Mary JOHNS, Dyersburg and Mrs. E. G. MILLER, Ripley; brother, W. E. LACKEY, Parsons; three sisters, Mrs. W. L. REYNOLDS and Mrs. J. R. DAILEY, Halls, and Mrs. W. F. CARLTON, Raleigh, TN.
The Halls Graphic; Friday May 3, 1946; Halls, Tennessee

deceased: Mrs. Alice Moore born TN
charge to: Clarence Moore & S. H. Sasser
Halls, TN RFD# 1 & Ripley, TN RFD# 2
date of death: 4th October 1927
residence: Lauderdale County, TN
place of death: Baird & Dulaney Hospital
funeral services: Halls City Cemetery 11 a.m.
date of death: 3rd October 1927 6 a.m.
married religion: Baptist
age: 40 years ? (what I guess was a 0 was all ink)
name of father: Steve Sasser born TN
name of mother: Miss Tibbs born TN
Volume 16---Page 169; Curry Funeral Home Record

The death of Mrs. Cora Moore occurred at her home after three weeks illness, Saturday evening brought great grief to the hearts of many who knew her. She was born in Lauderdale County, Tenn., January 13th, 1867, and from her home in Halls, Tenn., June 1st, 1946, she departed this life for her eternal home in the City of God. Mrs. MOORE was converted in early life and joined the Methodist Church where she has been a member for more than 65 years. (Lots of praise & a prayer). She is the widow of the late William Munn MOORE, prominent land owner, who preceded her in death January 21st, 1929. Remaining to mourn her death are eleven children who are still living. Rev. J. W. MOORE, Joiner, Ark., Schaffer C. MOORE, Inglewood, Calif., Mrs. P. Lester BULT, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. E. E. JOHNSON, Gates, Tenn., Mrs. F. J. THURMOND, Halls, Tenn., Mrs. A. F. GARRETT, Halls, Tenn., Mrs. E. L. RAINEY, Halls, Tenn., Miss Effie MOORE, Halls, Tenn., John MOORE, Halls, Tenn., Frank MOORE, Halls, Tenn., and Albert MOORE, Halls, Tenn. One daughter, Mrs. Rebecca JOHNSON has preceded her in death. Twenty-three grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Services in First Methodist Church, burial in Halls, Cemetery. Pallbearers included her grandsons, Fred P. MOORE, Jonesboro, Ark., Joe Allen JOHNSON, Durant, Miss., John MOORE, Jr., Memphis, Hannah L. HUTCHERSON, Memphis, Hollis C. JOHNSON, Gates,Tenn., Bernard RAINEY, Halls, Tenn., Charles MOORE, Halls, Tenn., and Wymond MOORE, Halls, Tenn. Two grandsons, James ESCUE and Wayne MOORE were unable to attend because they are serving our country. Flower girls included Doris MOORE, Carol JOHNSON, and Doris WHITE.
The Halls Graphic; Friday June 7, 1946; Halls, Tennessee

HALLS - Maud Kee Moore, 98, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women for 50 years and the Home Demonstration Club. Mrs. Moore, the widow of Frank Moore, leaves a son, Wymond Moore of Halls, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The family requests that any memorials be made to Halls First United Methodist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 3, 1999

DYERSBURG - Harry Reed Moore, 70, retired salesman, died Sunday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church near Halls, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Mr. Moore, the husband of Sarah Rambo Moore, also leaves three sons, Thomas Moore of Huntington, Ind., and Allen Moore and Robert Moore, both of Dyersburg; two sisters, Helen Davis of Halls and Dixie McMillian of Memphis, and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 17, 1993

HALLS - Estelle Moore, 90, homemaker, died Tuesday in Halls. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church. Mrs. Moore, the widow of Jim Moore, leaves a daughter, Janet R. Patton; a son, Jimmy Moore, and a sister, Joy Taylor, all of Halls; a brother, Max Green of Akron, Ohio, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 28, 2002

HALLS - John J. Moore, 94, of Halls and Hollow Rock, retired farmer, died Sunday at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of the Maplewood Masonic Lodge 964 in North Lake, Ill. Mr. Moore, the husband of Frances Katherine Ashworth Moore, also leaves three grandchildren who helped care for him, Suzanne McAdams of Milan and Billy Moore and Donny Moore, both of Huntingdon, and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 3, 2002

HALLS - Alice 'Dolly' Moore, 73, homemaker, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Moore, the wife of Paul 'Buddy' Moore, also leaves four daughters, Barbara Blythe of Ridgely, Janet Moore of Covington, Juanita Hardy of Halls and Chrystal Tittle of Jackson; a son, Paul Wayne Moore of Halls; two sisters, Brenda Reece and Patsy Love, both of Ripley; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 28, 2002

Halls--- Mrs. Irene Moore, 86 (b. Jan. 27, 1898 d. May 26, 1984) Widow of Ples Moore, died yesterday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2:00 pm. tomorrow at Halls Funeral home with burial in Green Hill Merorial Gardens. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She leaves 4 sons: Ewell Moore of Campbell Mo., Harold Moore of Chaffee Mo., Leon Moore of Virginia, and Monroe Moore of Ripley; 2 sisters: Mrs. Audrey Defoe of East St. Louis, Ill. and Mrs. Virginia McNabb of Halls. 15 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren.

Katherine Moore, 90, sister of Marie Hawkins, of Ripley, died Nov. 30th in NHC Nursing Home, Milan. Rites were Friday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Widow of John Moore, she leaves another sister, Florence Wilson, of Maryville; a grand-daughter, Suzanne McCadams, of Humboldt, who looked after her, two other grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale county Enterprise; Ripley, Tennessee
November 30, 2005

Wayne Harold Moore, 69, of Southaven, parts clerk for Allis-Chalmers, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch, Miss., with burial at 3 p.m. today at Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. He was a member of the administrative board at Maples Memorial United Methodist Church in Olive Branch, a Mason and a veteran of the Merchant Marines during World War II. Mr. Moore, the husband of Laura Turnage Moore, also leaves a daughter, Li nda Thompson, and a son, Michael Moore, both of Southaven; his mother, Maude Moore, and a brother, Wymond Moore, both of Halls, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 28, 1993

Burrell Morgan
B. A. Morgan, 73, of 4135 Chickasaw Road, retired contractor, died Tuesday night at his home. He was a member of O. K. Houck Masonic Lodge, Raleigh Baptist Church, and was a Scottish Rite Mason. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial at 2 p.m. in Halls, Tenn. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Kathryn Morgan; a son, Harold G. Morgan of Paragould, Ark.; three daughters, Mrs. Martha O’Dell of Memphis, Mrs. Elizabeth Ebersole of Paragould and Mrs. Nona Mae Todd of Otterville, Mo., nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Thursday, February 27, 1975

Kathryn F. Morgan, 86, of Memphis, homemaker, died Monday, August 23, 2004, at Kirby Pines Manor. Services will be at 11AM today at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Halls, Tennessee Cemetery. She was a 39 year member of Raleigh Baptist Church and secretary of her Sunday school class. Mrs. Morgan, the widow of B. A. Morgan, leaves a daughter, Martha O’Dell of Vernon Hills, Illinois, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Raleigh Baptist Church.

Death claimed Mr. W.J. Morton, one of our oldest and much beloved citizens on the evening of February 17, 1926. He would have been 82 years of age on the 24th of May. He had for sometime been superintendent of the Sunday School at Antioch and was an elder of the congregation. Funeral services were conducted by his former pastor, Dr. L.K. Harding of Henning. Interment was at Hall. Enterprise Friday February 26, 1926

RIPLEY - Cleveland Eddie Morris, 82, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired Teamster, died of heart failure Friday at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Mr. Morris, the widower of Jennie Rebecca Morris, leaves three daughters, Linda Jacobs of Keithville, La., Kathy Milan of Olive Branch, Miss., and Cora Mae Pruett of Memphis; two sons, Bobby Morris of Gloster, La., and Lee Morris of Lafayette, La.; a sister, Addie Maie Boyd of Memphis, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 26, 1999

Jennie Rebecca Morris, 79, of Memphis, homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley, Tenn., with burial in Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Mrs. Morris, the wife of Cleveland Morris for 61 years, also leaves two daughters, Linda Jacobs of Keithville, La., and Kathy Milan of Olive Branch, Miss.; two sons, Bobby Morris of Gloster, La., and Lee Morris of Lafayette, Ga., 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 5, 1999

Mr. J. W. Murchison, age 72 years, 3 months and 2 days, died at his home last Thursday night, Jan. 2nd, after an illness of several weeks, Funeral services were conducted from his residence Saturday morning and his remains laid to rest in the City Cemetery. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church and was always glad to attend services when his health would permit. He was a splendid neighbor and numbered his friends by his acquaintances. He is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters and a host of friends.
Death date Jan. 2, 1919

James Robert (Bob) Murchison, 87, mayor of Halls from 1933 to 1935, died Sunday morning in Tipton County Memorial Hospital in Covington, after a year’s illness. Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Maley Funeral Home in Covington, with burial in Halls Cemetery. A retired Illinois Central Railroad employee, he was station agent in Gates and Halls during the 1920’s and 1930’s, going to Covington in 1939, where he was freight agent until his retirement in 1955. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annie Laura Gift Murchison, of Covington; two sons, John Murchison, of Covington, and William Murchison, of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Wilkins and Mrs. Geraldine Grosscloss, both of Churubusco, Ind.; and a niece, Mrs. Scott Dunavant, of Ripley.
Death date Feb. 26, 1967

John Henry Murchison, 84, former editor and publisher of the Halls Graphic, a weekly newspaper, died Thursday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Murchison, born in Maury City in Crockett County, worked for the Graphic before becoming its editor and publisher for 40 years until he retired in 1972. Services will be at 11 a.m. today 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 Halls Rotary Club, a recipient of the Halls Man of the Year award in 1985, and was a Sunday school teacher, a Boy Scouts of America master and a volunteer sports announcer for local events. He was a graduate of Memphis State University and had attended Cumberland University. Mr. Murchison, the husband of Nell Avery Murchison, also leaves two sons, John H. 'Buddy' Murchison of Bartlett and Charles Murchison of Nashville; a sister, Elizabeth Baker of Houston, Texas, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 7, 1993

HALLS, Nell Avery Murchison, 78, retired teacher, died Friday after a stroke at Baptist Memorial Hospital East 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 member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Mrs. Murchison, the widow of Henry Murchison, leaves two sons, John H. 'Buddy' Murchison of Bartlett and Charles A. Murchison of Nashville; a sister, Lena Mae Mullins of Greenville, S.C.; two brothers, Paul Avery of Gates and C. R. Avery of New Concord, Ky., and eight grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 20, 1994

STANTON - William H. Murchison, 63, electronics technician, died Sunday at his home after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington has charge. A Korean War Army veteran, he was a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church in Memphis. Mr. Murchison leaves a sister, Jerry Ann Cox of Memphis, and a brother, James D. Murchison of Stanton.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 28, 1993

Ellen Neighbours
Services for Mrs. John Neighbour, who died Sunday, were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Halls Baptist Church, with the Rev. R.J. Cooper officiating. Burial was in Halls Cemetery with Halls Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Neighbour formerly lived at Wynnburg, in Lake County, and after her husband died last November, she moved to Halls to live with a daughter, Mrs. Homer Crowell. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Lindsey Swindle, of Tiptonville, Mrs. Joe Grainer, of Lucy, and a brother, Tom Eastwood, of Tiptonville.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee, August 24, 1951

HALLS - Billy Gene Newsome, 68, retired from the National Red Cross, died Wednesday 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 Korean War Army veteran and a member of Bethesda Methodist Church, the American Legion and the Christian Men's Association. Mr. Newsome, the husband of Marietta Woodard Newsome, also leaves two sons, Tracy Lane Newsome of Greenville, S.C., and Kerry Lance Newsome of Knoxville; two sisters, Anne Rodgers of St. Louis and Dorothy Gourley of Shreveport, La., and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Red Cross or a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 6, 2002

HALLS - Crystal Lucille Nichols, 79, homemaker, died Wednesday of a pulmonary embolism at her home. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Elon Baptist Church. Mrs. Nichols, the widow of Raymond Nichols, leaves a daughter, Irma Sue Davenport of Trussville, Ala.; a sister, Christine Meeks of Halls; and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 3, 1995

HALLS - Bertha Vay Nichols, 89, homemaker, died of heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls Westside Baptist Church. Mrs. Nichols, the widow of Sammie Nichols, leaves a son, Jimmy Nichols of Olive Branch, Miss., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 1, 2001

Lana Moss Cherry Nichols, 63, passed away on August 7, 2004 at 7:25 p.m. after a four-year battle with ovarian and colon cancer. She was born on January 17, 1941 to John Moss Cherry and Evelyn Brown Cherry of Friendship. Lana graduated from Friendship High School in 1959 and received her teaching degree and Masters from Memphis State. Lana is survived by her husband of 41 years, William (Bill) Edwin Nichols III of Cairo, and one son, William Edwin Nichols IV (wife Christie); a grandson William (Will) Edwin Nichols V, and granddaughter Elizabeth (Libby) Claire Nichols, all of Friendship. Lana is also survived by her mother, Evelyn Brown Cherry; a sister, Diane Cherry Jordan and an uncle, Parker Cherry all of Friendship. Lana, a retired school teacher, taught at Central Elementary in Ripley, Friendship High School, Crockett High School in Maury City, and Crockett County High School in Alamo. The years following retirement, Lana spent her time helping her son William in his farming operation, Nichols Farms. In her last few months of life, Lana thoroughly enjoyed visits from family, friends, former classmates, and former students. Many hours were spent reminiscing the old days and sharing stories. Some told of the positive impact she had on their lives having her as a teacher. Visitation will be at Ronk Funeral Home in Alamo from 4:30-9:00 p.m. on Monday, August 9. The funeral will be at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10 at Cairo Baptist Church in Crockett Mills, where she was a member. Bro. Bill Robbins will officiate. Music will be shared by the Cairo Choir, Ann Robbins, David Green and Eddie Martin. Burial will follow at Halls Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tommy Butner, Faron Beaird, Trent Forsythe, William Jurnett, Danny Agee, and Homer Joe Young. Honorary Pallbearers are Don Laster, Donald Ward, Gene Climer, Bobby Mathis, Johnny Cherry and Joe Privett. In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorials are sent to Cairo Baptist Church of Friendship Elementary Library Fund.
Ronk Funeral Home
Jackson Sun, The (TN)
Date: August 9, 2004

Thomas Eugene Nichols, 56, of Memphis, railroad engineer for Illinois Central Railroad, formerly known as Illinois Central Gulf Railroad, died of cancer Sunday at Methodist Hospital. Graveside services will be at noon Tuesday in Halls, Tenn. Mr. Nichols, the husband of Carole Nichols, also leaves a daughter, Traci Nichols of Memphis; a son, Todd Nichols of Jackson, Miss.; his mother, Bertha Vay Nichols of Halls, and a brother, Jimmy Nichols of Olive Branch, Miss. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society or St. Louis Catholic Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 30, 1998

Delores Nix, 51, of Halls, a Tupperware employee, died at 7:30 a.m., June 5th at Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Halls Funeral Home. Burial was in the Halls Cemetery with Harold Lewis Burroughs, Paul Patterson and Bobby Hayes officiating. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church and a member of Easter Star. She leaves her husband, Tommy Nix, of Halls; two daughters, Susan White, Kelly Herron, of Halls; her father, Jim Lovelace of Halls; three brothers, Billy Lovelace of Saulsbury, Tn. Joe Lovelace of Halls and Wymond Lovelace of Halls. She also leaves one grandchild.
Death date June 5, 1983

HALLS - Mrs. Carmer Norman, 82, retired employee of Levy's Dry Goods Store, died Thursday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First United Methodist Church and a member of High Steppers at Halls Senior Citizens Club. Mrs. Norman, the widow of E. D. Norman, leaves two daughters, Ms. Charlene Screws of Dyersburg and Ms. Peggy Owens of Huntsville; a son, Houston Norman of Memphis; three sisters, Ms. Lennie Hawkins and Ms. Margaret Sue McKee, both of Halls, and Ms. Irma Hardin of Stanton, 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 23, 1990

Jerry P. Norman, 67, of Covington, retired Memphis fire-fighter, died Thursday of last week in Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. Rites were Saturday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Claire Wells Norman; sons, Brian and Jere, of Atoka; a daughter, Lisa Holifield, of Brighton; his mother, Virgie T. Norman, and a sister, Marion David, of Covington; and six grandchildren.
Death date Dec. 16, 2004

HALLS - David Revelle Nunn, 89, retired banker after 60 years and former president of Bank of Halls for 30 years, farmer and cotton ginner, died of heart failure Friday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran, a trustee of Baptist Memorial Health Care, former president of Tennessee Bankers Association, president of Ardmore Telephone Co., director of United Telephone Co., and a member of the Rotary Club and American Legion. Mr. Nunn, the widower of Mildred Warren Nunn, leaves a son, Warren Nunn of Halls; a sister, Ruth Hallman of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; a brother, Oliver Nunn of Halls, and two grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Halls Baptist Church Building Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 2, 2001

HALLS - Deborah 'Bobo' Nunn, 93, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, homemaker, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Saturday at Allen-Morgan Health Care in Memphis. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Halls First Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school for 64 years, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Nunn, the widow of Robert January Nunn, leaves a daughter, Alice Clough of Germantown, two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Halls First Christian Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 21, 1998

HALLS, TENN. June 6th-- J. A. Nunn, 72, died at his home here last night after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the Halls Methodist Church this afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. F. HAYNES, pastor. Interment was in city cemetery. He is survived by his wife; and two children, Mrs. A. W. WILLIAMS, of Halls and Ewell NUNN, of Trimble.
FRIDAY JUNE 10, 1932

Services for Mrs. Cora Nunn, lifelong resident of Halls, were held at the Halls Baptist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. She died Thursday at her home in Halls after a brief illness. She leaves a son, Ewell NUNN, of Baton Rouge, La., and a daughter, Mrs. A. W. WILLIAMS, of Halls. She was a sister of the late E. E. JORDON, of this county and the last of a large family. Two neices, Mrs. Elmo RANDLE, of Alamo and Mrs. Willard GREEN, of Maury City and Nephew, Fred WALKER, of Friendship are among the survivors.
Crockett County Sentinel; Thursday November 17, 1949; Bells, Tennessee

HALLS - Mildred Warren Nunn, 75, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today 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 graduate of Union University, where she was a member of Chi Omega. Mrs. Nunn, the wife of David R. Nunn, also leaves a son, Warren Nunn of Halls, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 28, 1993

HALLS - Oliver Joshua Nunn, 91, retired agriculture extension agent and banker, died June 9 at West Tennessee Skilled Nursing Center in Jackson. Services were Wednesday at Halls First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home had charge. He was a charter member of Alamo Rotary Club and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Mr. Nunn, the husband of Alice Rosamond Warren Nunn for 65 years, also leaves a daughter, Blanche Hamilton of Germantown; two sons, Oliver Joshua Nunn Jr. of Johnson City and James Willis Nunn of Los Angeles; a sister, Ruth Hallman of Cleveland, Ohio, and five grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Halls First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 17, 2002

Robert J. Nunn, Halls ginner and planter, died suddenly at 5 a.m. last Friday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, which he had entered a few minutes earlier. He was 62. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Christian Church in Halls, in which he was a deacon. The Rev. John Porter officiated. Burial was in Halls Cemetery, Halls Funeral Home in charge. Born in Crockett County, a son of the late Dr. Will Nunn and of the late Alice January Nunn, of Crockett County, he moved to Halls in 1906. He played on the first Halls football team in 1921 and later played football in the University of Tennessee, of which he was a graduate. He was a former Halls alderman. A Landowner in Lauderdale, Dyer and Crockett Counties, he was a director in the Bank of Halls, the Tennessee Ginners; Association. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Deborah Gleen Nunn; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Clough, of Germantown; two sisters, Mrs. Hill Martin, of Halls, and Mrs. E.T. (Rocky) Palmer, of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren.
Death date Oct. 29, 1965

John Gideon Olds Jr., 56, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, Tenn., former employee of DuPont, died of cancer Thursday at his home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Halls First United Methodist Church. Mr. Olds leaves a daughter, Felicia Olds Brister of Walls, Miss.; a son, John Gideon Olds III of Ripley, Tenn.; two sisters, Marilyn Crichfield of Bartlett and John Johnson of Texas, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 4, 1997

HALLS -- Pat Olds, 86, retired farmer, 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. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mr. Olds, the widower of Erma Belton Olds, also leaves a daughter, Dotsy Sadler of Ripley; a son, Gene Olds of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Joyce Riley of Dyer; 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 - Virginia Dare Olds, 79, retired grocery store owner and clerk, died Thursday at Hillhaven Rehabilitation Center in Ripley after a stroke. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church near here. Mrs. Olds, the widow of Troy Olds, leaves a son, Jerry Olds of Nankippo; a sister, Loudean Cross of Memphis; two brothers, Jackie Belton of Memphis and Thomas Belton of Halls, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 19, 1997

Ivory Lee Osborne, operator of a local taxie firm and service station, was shot and killed on the east end of Main Street Monday night. Sheriff Oscar GRIGGS and Police Chief W. T. SMITH said the shooting was done by J. C. BRASFIELD, 28, local painter, and father of four small children. The Sheriff was holding BRASFIELD at Ripley for questioning Monday night along with Wilburn NICHOLS, 28, of Friendship, and Marshall SCARBROUGH, 24, of Maury City. He said no charges had been filed and the investigation was not complete. BRASFIELD, NICHOLS, and SCARBROUGH were passengers in one of OSBORNE's taxis which broke down at Chestnut Bluff about four miles out of Halls. The driver, Joe SHERIDAN, telephoned for help, and OSBORNE and another driver drove a second cab to Chestnut Bluff to push the first one to town. Chief SMITH said when the cabs reached town and let one of the passengers out, the second cab rammed into the back of the first, an argument followed he said, in which BRASFIELD shot OSBORNE once with a 25 caliber automatic. Mr. OSBORNE, taken to Baird-Brewer Hospital, Dyersburg, died at 9:15. Mr. OSBORNE, 42, was the brother of the late Ernie B. OSBORNE of Halls, who also was shot and killed on a Halls street about 8 years ago. Mr. OSBORNE leaves his wife, Mrs. Mellie OSBORNE; three children, Pvt. LaVon OSBORNE of the U. S. Army at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, Mrs. Phillip GOLDEN of Union City, Tenn., Harold OSBORNE of Halls; and his step-mother, Mrs. Lena PARKS of Memphis. Burial in Halls Cemetery.
The Halls Graphic; Friday November 8, 1946; Halls, Tennessee

DYERSBURG - Elizabeth Nunn Palmer, 85, homemaker, died of lung cancer Wednesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at J. W. Curry & Son Funeral Home with graveside services at 12:45 p.m. at Halls Cemetery. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dyersburg. Mrs. Palmer, the widow of E. T. 'Rocky' Palmer, leaves a son, Dr. Ed Palmer of Jackson, and two grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to First Baptist Church here, Union University, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 10, 1997

Mrs. Ola Palmore, 94, of Redington Beach, Fla., formerly of Halls, died Tuesday in Redington Beach. Services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was the widow of Ike Palmore, long time barber in Halls. She leaves a doughter, Mrs Mary Smith, of Redington Beach, Fla.; and one grandchild.
The Halls Graphic, Halls Tennessee, July 16 1987

W. H. Parks, 66, resident of dyersburg, passed away at the home of his son, Richard H. PARKS in Dyersburg Tuesday morning following a stroke. He was born in Dyersburg and moved to Halls where he lived for awhile. Upon his return to Dyersburg he became a well-known well-driller until he was unable to work. He served in and out of West Tennessee in this capacity for 40 years. Survivors other than his son are two daughters, Mrs. Edmond RHODES, Huntsville, Ala., and Miss Deloise PARKS, Dyersburg. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. I. A. PALMORE, Halls. Funeral services were conducted from Curry Funeral Home, Dyersburg Wednesday, burial in Halls Cemetery.
The Halls Graphic

Mrs. Donie B. Parminter, 86, formerly of Halls, widow of Walter J. Parminter, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in Chickasaw General Hospital in Blytheville, Ark. She had been in a Blytheville nursing home since moving there about 5 years ago. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. She leaves three sons, Lester P. Parminter, of Muskegon, Mich., W. J. Parminter, of Memphis, and James Q. Parminter, of Blytheville, Ark.; four daughters, Mrs. Lorene Strah and Mrs. Callie DeWolf, both of Muskegon, Mrs. Norris Rebecca Smith, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Gladys Shepperd, of White Cloud, Mich.; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
The Halls Graphic
Friday, November 10, 1972

Halls - David M. Parrish, 89, farmer and retired from Hurt Seed Co. and Murray Guard Service, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Halls Baptist Church. Mr. Parrish, the widower of Mary Alice English Parrish, leaves two daughters, Alice Fern Fennel of Rives and Mary Jo Crihfield of Halls, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Veterans Museum in Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 2, 2005

HALLS - Mary Alice Parrish, 83, 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 Gates United Methodist Church. Mrs. Parrish, the wife of David Parrish, also leaves two daughters, Alice Fern Fennell of Rives and Mary Jo Crihfield of Halls; a sister, Florence Johns of Memphis; a brother, Jewel R. English of Forked Deer; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 17, 2001

HALLS - Rufus Lynn 'Bubba' Patton Jr., 31, employee of the Army, died of cancer Saturday at his home. 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. He was a Gulf War veteran. He leaves his parents, Janet and Rufus Lynn Patton of Halls; a sister, Jennifer Patton Flaugher of Franklin; his grandmother, Estelle Moore of Halls, and a grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 11, 2000

HALLS - Anna 'Jane' Patton, 80, retired teacher, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mrs. Patton was the widow of Roy Patton.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 21, 1998

Jack Perrin, 26, Dies In Memphis Jack Perrin, aged 26, a plumber formerly of Halls, died Sunday afternoon in a Memphis hospital. He was injured in a street fight in Memphis Sunday morning about 1 o'clock and died at 5:15 in the afternoon. Mr. Perrin had lived in Halls 17 years, going to Memphis about a week prior to his death. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Faye Perrin, of Halls; his mother, Mrs. Evan Perrin; two brothers, George Perrin and Robert Perrin, of Halls, and a sister, Mrs. Ernest Milligan, of Atlanta. He was a nephew of Mrs. Cecil Badgett of Alamo.
The Crockett Times; Alamo, Tenn; Thursday, October 17, 1940

James Phillips, 83, press operator for Thomas Industries in Dyersburg, of Halls, died Tuesday, May 29, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 31, at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Phillips, widower of Hazel Hilliard Phillips, leaves a son, Tansil Phillips, of Halls; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The Lauderdale Voice; Wednesday, May 30, 2007

HALLS - Marshall G. Pierce Jr., 79, retired Halls postmaster after 37 years, died of cancer Saturday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a World War II Army veteran of the Pacific and a member of Halls First Baptist Church, Lauderdale County Election Commission and the American Legion in Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 7, 1999

Dorothy Thurmond Pittman, 80, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, Tenn., former bookkeeper and assistant cashier at Bank of Halls, died Saturday at Memphis Jewish Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Halls Cemetery at 2 p.m. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. Mrs. Pittman, the widow of A. D. Pittman, leaves a sister, Jean Hardin of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 24, 2003

Mrs. Gladys Poindexter, 70, of Halls, died at 8:50 a.m., March 1, 1983 at Baptist Hospital Central in Memphis. Funeral services were at First United Methodist Church in Halls with burial in the Halls Cemetery. Mrs. Poindexter was the widow of Bob Poindexter. She is survived by on daughter, Mrs. Betty Warren, of Halls; two brothers, John Moss Cherry and Parker Cherry of Friendship, Tenn. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Betty Cole and Miss Fern Cherry of Memphis.
Death date March 1, 1983

HALLS - Loreda Broyles Pool, 57, retired from Tupperware, died of leukemia and kidney failure Saturday at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mrs. Pool, the wife of James Pool, also leaves a daughter, Teresa Ward, two sisters, Carolyn Hendren and Elizabeth Mathis, and a brother, Tim Broyles, all of Halls, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 11, 2001

Tom Prescott
Halls-Thomas Buddy Prescott, 52, of Irving, Texas, formerly of Halls, employee of General Telephone Co., died Saturday at his home of cancer. Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Cherie Prescott; two daughters, Miss Jodie Prescott of Irving and Mrs. Debbie Hedge of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; a son, Jeff Prescott of Mt. Pleasant; his mother, Mrs. Annie Lois Ayers of Halls; seven sisters, Mrs. Narlene Riley and Mrs. Shirley Brandon, both of Memphis, Mrs. Polly Bivens of Overland, Mo., Mrs. Reba Arwood of Ripley, Mrs. Iva Dean Rook of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Sandra Davis of Fontana, Calif., and Mrs. Barbara Mann of Halls; four brothers, Norris Prescott of Ripley, Joe Prescott of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Dwight Prescott of Buffalo Grove, Ill., and three grandchildren.
Death date March 8, 1986

HALLS - Ethel D. Privett, 92, homemaker, died of cardiac arrest Monday at Allenbrooke Nursing Home in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of South Fork Baptist Church near here. Mrs. Privett, the widow of Fred Privett, leaves three daughters, Maurine Johnson of Memphis, Hazel Jones of Water Valley, Miss., and Ester Lee Lumley of Millington; a son, Fred Privett Jr. of Batesville, Miss., 17 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 4, 1997

RIPLEY - Jennifer Renay Jones Pruitt, 24, employee of Applebee's in Dyersburg, died Tuesday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She leaves two daughters, Ashlie Dawn Pruitt and Sara Kaye Pruitt, and her parents, Pattie and Glynn Jones, all of Ripley, and her grandparents, Mildred and Gerald Fitzhugh of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 20, 2003

HALLS - Norene Pugh, 89, homemaker, died Wednesday at Dyersburg Manor after a stroke. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls First Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Pugh, the widow of Farnsworth Pugh, leaves three sons, Eugene Pugh, Steve Pugh and Andy Pugh, all of Halls, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Halls First Baptist Church Building Fund, Halls Library, Community Cemetery and the school library.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 13, 2001

deceased: W. M. Punpkins, TN
address: Halls, TN
date of funeral: 11th June 1918
place of death: Hosman Hosp.
funeral services: Beech Bluff
burial: Halls Cemetery
cause of death: septic pneumonia
date of death: 10th June 1918
aged:11 years
father: Bob PUNPKINS TN
mother:---SANDERS TN
Volume 6---Page 112; Curry Funeral Home Record

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