OBITUARIES of some of those interred in
Halls Cemetery

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RIPLEY - Frederick Barham Ragland Jr., 86, retired insurance agent, died Thursday at Methodist Haywood Park Hospital in Brownsville after a stroke. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Halls United Methodist Church. Mr. Ragland, the husband of Ruby Nell Scallions Ragland, leaves a son, Frederick Ragland III of Brownsville, and a brother, Marion Ragland of Milan.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 5, 1997

BROWNSVILLE - Ruby Nell Ragland, 70, retired factory worker, died of cancer Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Curve Church of God. Mrs. Ragland, the widow of Fred Ragland, leaves a son, Fred Ragland Jr.; a brother, Darrell Scallions of Ripley, and a niece who cared for her, Brenda Overton of Brownsville.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 5, 1998

HALLS - Noah Fletcher Ray, 88, retired grocery merchant, farmer and former Lauderdale County Commissioner, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Westside Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Ray, the widower of Edna Gaba Ray, leaves three sisters, Frances Taylor of Halls, Pearl Woodward of Memphis and Eltie Mae Davis of Centerville.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 13, 2001

HALLS - Edna Ray, 79, retired grocery store co-owner and operator, and employee of Halls High School, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Ripley. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Westside Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Ray, the wife of Noah Ray, also leaves three sisters, Louise Everett of North Lake, Ill., and Evelyn Alley and Ann Layne, both of Halls, and two brothers, Joseph Gaba of Dyersburg and Robert T. Gaba of Frankfort, Ill.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 19, 1993

Halls - Luevern Reynolds, 82, homemaker, died Saturday at Sarasota (Fla.) Health Care. Services were Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mrs. Reynolds, the widow of Willard Reynolds, leaves a daughter, Elaine Slyseith of Sarasota; a son, Jerry Reynolds of Des Plaines, Ill.; two sisters, Ruth Studivant and Buton Ward, both of Halls; two brothers, Clyde Riley of Gates and Erman Riley Jr. of Halls, a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 3, 2005

Wymond Junior Reynolds, 20 year old resident of Halls, died of drowning about 9 o’clock Saturday night when the car in which he was riding left Highway 51 just north of South Fork bridge and went into a water filled pit. The car was driven by Dalton Williams, 41, of Halls. Mr. Williams was uninjured. Both men are employees of Columbiana Seed Co. Services for Mr. Reynolds were held a 2 Monday afternoon at Archer’s Chapel Methodist Church, near Halls, The Rev. Mr. Davison of Maury City officiated. Sudbury’s Funeral Home directed burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. Reynolds was born in Lauderdale County and had spent his life here. He made his home with a sister, Mrs. James Davis, in Halls. He was a member of the Archer’s Chapel Church. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Emma Farris; two brothers, Ewell Reynolds of Friendship and William L. Reynolds of Maury City, and three sisters, Mrs. James Davis, Mrs. Paul Sweat and Miss. Jeffie Sue Reynolds, all of Halls.
Death date Feb. 13, 1954

HALLS - J. D. Rhodes, 88, retired from Firestone Tire & Rubber in Memphis after 32 years, died of heart failure Saturday at Millington Health Care. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a Mason and a member of Northview Baptist Church in Memphis. Mr. Rhodes, the husband of Ollie Reynolds Rhodes, also leaves a brother-in-law who helped care for him, Larry Reynolds of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 26, 2001

Ollie L. Rhodes, 81, of Halls, Tenn., formerly of Memphis, homemaker, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Northview Baptist Church in Memphis. Mrs. Rhodes, the widow of J. D. Rhodes, leaves a sister, Sue Vancan Neyt of Munford, Tenn., and two brothers, Wymond Reynolds of Memphis and Larry Reynolds of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 23, 2003

L. J. Rhodes, one of Halls leading merchants for 55 years, died Sunday morning at Baptist Hospital after an illness of about a year. He was 75. Services were held Tuesday at Halls Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County and for many years prior to his retirement four years ago, operated Rhodes Feed & Seed Co here. He leaves a son, Harry Lee RHODES, Halls druggist; and a step-son, B. D. YARBROUGH of Brookville, Miss. Pallbearers were: F. W. HURT, L. L. McDEARMAN, Bob BURNETT, W. A. SMITH, Jr., P. H. HENDERSON, W. C. PATTON and George HURT.
The Halls Graphic; Friday November 16, 1946; Halls, Tennessee

Deceased: Mrs. Nannie Rhodes
charge to: L. J. Rhodes
address: Halls, TN
date of funeral: 23rd March 1923
place of death: Baird-Dulaney Hospital Dyersburg
funeral services: Halls,TN
interment: Halls, TN
certifying physician: Dr. Baird
cause of death: operative shock
date of death: 22nd March 1923 7 a.m.
married: yes
age: 47 years
name of father: W. H. Stanfield born TN
name of mother: -----Davis born TN
Volume 12---Page 86; Curry Funeral Home

RIPLEY -- William Clyde Rice, 66, died Thursday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. Mr. Rice leaves a brother, John S. Rice of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 5, 1994

Services for A. J. (Uncle Jack) Richardson, who died Friday, were held Sunday at the Lebanon Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. He was 77, a retired farmer. He leaves three sons, Loyd RICHARDSON and Hadley RICHARDSON, of Chattanooga and B. W. RICHARDSON of Friendship; a sister, Mrs. Viola BETTIS, of Friendship. Crockett County Sentinel; Thursday October 6, 1949; Bells, Tennessee

Mrs. Linnie Richardson, widow of Will RICHARDSON, former Halls business man, died at the home of her son, Everett RICHARDSON, in the Nankipoo Community, near here Friday morning of last week. Mrs. RICHARSON, who was 85, was born in Dyer County, and had been a resident of Lauderdale county for 65 years. She was a member of Halls Methodist Church Rev. W. F. MAXEDON, pastor, conducted funeral services at Halls Methodist Church Saturday, burial in Halls cemetery. Her son was her only close survivor.
The Halls Graphic; Friday January 18,1946; Halls, Tennessee

deceased: John Richardson
charge to: Newt BURROW
order given by: Bud GREEN
date of funeral: 29th June 1914
place of death: Lenox,TN
funeral services: Halls,TN
cause of death: consumption
date of death: 27th June 1914
occupation: farmer married
age: 63 years
interment: Halls Cemetery
Volume 2---Page 116; Curry Funeral Home Record

DYERSBURG - Bessie Irene Riley, 70, of Dyersburg, formerly of Halls, homemaker, died of cancer Sunday at her son's home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She leaves a daughter, Betty Thomas of Collierville; a son, Thomas Littles of Dyersburg; four sisters, Ruth Sturdivant, Laverne Reynolds, Christine Olds and Buton Ward, all of Halls; three brothers, Clyde Riley and Cleveland Gates, both of Gates, and E. J. Riley Jr. of Halls, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 28, 1996

HALLS -- Zula Mae Riley, 91, homemaker, died Monday of complications from a broken hip at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Mrs. Riley, the widow of E. J. Riley, leaves five daughters, Ruth Sturdivant, Leverne Reynolds, Christine Olds and Buton Ward, all of Halls, and Bessie Riley of Dyersburg; three sons, Clyde Riley and Cleveland Riley, both of Gates, and Ermen Riley of Halls, 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 5, 1994

Emma Lou Roberts
HALLS - Emma Lou Paschal, 82, homemaker and farmer, died of cardiac pulmonary arrest Monday at Methodist Healthcare-Central in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Poplar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Eastern Star, Home Demonstration Club, Always Youngsters Club and a hospital volunteer. Mrs. Paschal, the widow of J. N. Roberts and Farmer Paschal, leaves a daughter, Donna Ewell, and two sons, Johnny Roberts and Ronnie Roberts, all of Halls; four sisters, Kathlene Grainger of Dyersburg and Mary Ella Sullivan, Margaret Keller and Naulene Jordan, all of Halls, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The familyrequests that memorials be sent to Poplar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 20, 2000

HALLS - Lucille Robertson, 86, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Halls, died of cancer Sunday in San Antonio. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 15, 1995

HALLS - Fred Thomas Rodgers, 73, retired from Rock Island Railroad, died of cancer Sunday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of Poplar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He leaves a daughter, Fredo Jo Nunn of Memphis; a son, Robert Anthony Rodgers of Altus, Okla.; a sister, Jean Tognetti of Memphis; four brothers, Joyce Rodgers and Doris Rodgers, both of Halls, John Rodgers of Memphis and Billy Rodgers of Atoka, and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 26, 2001

HALLS - Karene Rodgers, 75, of Halls and Memphis, retired customer service representative for Holiday Inn, died Friday at Methodist Healthcare-North in Memphis. Services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Poplar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Halls with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Frayser Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Lakeland Chapter. Mrs. Rodgers, the wife of John L. Rodgers, also leaves a son, Donald E. Rodgers of Memphis, and two grandchilden. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Lymphedema Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 20, 2002

HALLS -- Charles Elkins Rooks, 82, farmer and manager of Delta Seed Corp., died of cancer Wednesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Halls First United Methodist Church, where he was Sunday school superintendent and teacher, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He also was a member of the administrative council at the church. Mr. Rooks, the husband of Gwen Walker Rooks, also leaves a son, Dr. Charles Wendell Rooks o f Houston, Texas. Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 20, 1994

deceased: Windell L. Rooks, TN
order given by: Sam SEIGEL
place of death: residence at Halls
place of funeral: at residence at 2 p.m.
cause of death: blood poison and pneumonia
date of death: 16th October 1925
timber dealer, married, Methodist
date of birth: 25th February 1882
aged 43 years
father: C. A. ROOKS TN
mother: Ida SAWYER TN
interment: Halls City Cemetery
(at bottom,an obit, but paper not named: states he is the husband of Julia ROOKS; father of Charles ROOKS; son of Mrs.Ida ROOKS; brother of Lois BOYERS & C. B. ROOKS, both of Halls & A. B. ROOKS of Memphis,TN)
Volume 14---Page 204; Curry Funeral Home Record

Elna Rush, PhD, 81, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, Tenn., retired mathematics professor at Memphis State University, died Friday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Halls City Cemetery. She was a member of Highland Avenue Church of Christ, attended Freed-Hardeman College, was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and University of Michigan and was a teacher at Lauderdale County Public Schools, Harding College at Searcy, Ar k., David Lipscomb College in Nashville and 25 years at MSU. Mrs. Rush, the wife of Bill Rush, also leaves a brother, Alfred M. Creswell of Jackson, Tenn.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 18, 1992

HALLS - Gene Sadler, 68, retired building contractor and Ripley firefighter for 30 years, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls First United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a former Boy Scout leader, director of Halls Chamber of Commerce and former president of Ripley Jaycees. Mr. Sadler, the husband of Dotsy Olds Sadler, also leaves two daughters, Shirley Adams of Ripley and Carol Woodley of Halls; a son, Dennis Sadler of Halls; a sister, Lula Murile Meadows of Ripley, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 31, 2004

Maulton E. Sanders, 51, retired truck driver of Helena, Ark., who was born in Lauderdale County, died at 2 a.m. Thursday of last week en route to a Helena Hospital. Services were last friday in Halls Church of Christ, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mary Thompson SANDERS; three sons, Robert Thomas SANDERS, of Millington, John SANDERS & James SANDERS, both of West Helena, Ark.; a daughter, Miss Mary Alice SANDERS, of Helena; five brothers, Paul SANDERS, Willie SANDERS, and Clyde SANDERS, all of Halls, Virgil SANDERS, of Flint, Mich., and Fred SANDERS, of Casa Grande, Ariz.; four sisters, Mrs. Ina ERWIN, Mrs. Lucille BRIDGES, Mrs. Annie Lois AYERS and Mrs. Emogene BRADFORD, all of Halls.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise; Friday January 26, 1968

Paul Sanders, 62, farmer, near Halls, became ill while operating a tractor in a field behind his home about 4:30 p.m. Monday, apparently from a heart attack. He stopped the tractor, and dismounted, but collapsed and died a few feet away. Services were Wednesday in Halls funeral home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Lillie Maie Belton SANDERS; brothers, Bill SANDERS and Clyde SANDERS, both of Halls, Fred SANDERS, of Memphis, and Virgil SANDERS, of Flint Mich.; sisters, Mrs. Ina ERWIN, Mrs. Lucille BRIDGES and Mrs. Annie Lois AYERS, all of Halls, and Mrs. Imogene BRADFORD, of Ripley.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday May 31, 1968

HALLS - Charles 'Arnold' Sasser, 74, retired pipeline welder, died Jan. 2 at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee, Fla. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a merchant marine in the Korean War and a member of Gary (Ind.) Moose Lodge and Sherman (Texas) Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Sasser, the husband of Lenora Sasser, also leaves a daughter, Cherie Harris of Fort Worth, Texas; a son, Steven E. Sasser of Howe, Texas; a stepdaughter, Christine Fiscus of Laurel, Md.; a stepson, Michael Harris of Tioga, Pa.; a sister, Barbara Jones of Union City, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 25, 2002

Violet I. Scott, 94, of Memphis, homemaker, died Saturday in Memphis after a stroke. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Memphis Funeral Home Union Chapel with burial in Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. She was a member of Speedway Terrace Baptist Church for 50 years. Mrs. Scott, the widow of Charles Leon Scott, leaves a daughter, Coleen Teeters, and two sons, Charles Scott Jr. and Bill Scott, all of Memphis, seven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 7, 1996

DYERSBURG - Harold Lane Screws, 76, retired salesman for Glass Auto Parts, died Wednesday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday school director, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Mr. Screws, the husband of Charlene N. Screws, also leaves a daughter, Connie Vincent of Lexington; a son, David Screws of Springville; a sister, Wilma Thurman of Friendship, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, Hillcrest Baptist Church Music Department or Relay for Life.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 21, 2003


deceased: Mrs.Luella Sharp, TN
order given by: Dr.S.P.SHARP
date of funeral: 6th December 1916
residence: city
place of death: residence of S.B.SHARP
funeral services: Halls,TN
certifying physician: Price WATSON
cause of death: carcimona of the bowel
death date: 5th December 1916
housewife widow Baptist
aged: 65 years
interment: Halls Cemetery
Volume 4---Page 213; Curry Funeral Home Record

Joyce Renee Shatley, 17, was killed in a boating accident Sunday on Kentucky Lake, when a bass boat out of control rammed the ski boat in which Miss Shatley was a passenger. Miss Shatley was a 1985 graduate of Halls High School. She was voted Miss Halls High and was second runner-up to Miss Tennessee Teen USA. She was also an alternate maid in the Strawberry Festival in Humboldt. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church and a flag girl for the Halls High School Band. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Halls First United Methodist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shatley, and a sister, Miss Jennifer Shatley, all of Halls, and her grandparents, Mrs. Arlie Shatley of Lashmeet, W. Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cooper of Halls.
Death date June 23, 1985

HALLS - Anne K. Sherrod, 77, retired coordinator for Tupperware Inc. and vice president of Halls Funeral Home, died Friday at Covington Care Nursing Home. Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Gates Church of Christ. Mrs. Sherrod, the wife of Noel Sherrod, also leaves two daughters, Noel Anne Sherrod of Covington and Christi Anna Curtis of Ripley; a brother, Louis Burks of Philadelphia, and four grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Gates Church of Christ or the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 17, 2003

Mrs. Emma Sue Hastings Simmons, widow of T. H. Simmons, and operator of Simmons Men’s Store in Halls, died in the store at 5 p.m. Saturday. She was 58. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church in Halls, of which she was a member. The Rev. John Deal and The Rev. Enos Thurmond officiated. Burial was in Halls Cemetery, Garner’s Ripley Funeral Home in charge. Born in Curve, she had been the Halls representative of Southern Bell Telephone Company for several years, with telephone patrons paying their bills at her store. Her husband, who founded the store in 1939, died in 1943. She leaves three sons, Thomas Simmons, of Halls, Dr. Bernard Simmons, of Obion, and Lee Simmons, of Finley; and four grandchildren.
Death date November 19, 1965

HALLS - Ira Frank Simmons, 67, of Birmingham, formerly of Halls, retired lawyer with the Internal Revenue Service, died Monday at AMA Brookwood Hospital after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a Baptist and a lieutenant and fighter pilot with the Navy during the Okinawa blitz in World War II. Simmons, the husband of Geneva Simmons, also leaves two sons, Mark Simmons of Birmingham and Stephen Simmons of Los Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Mary S. Davis of Memphis, and two brothers, Billy Reed Simmons of Covington, Va., and Clyde Simmons of Lexington, Ky.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 25, 1991

Mr. Ira Wilburn Simmons, Jr., 77, of Dyersburg died Monday, October 5th at the Methodist Hospital in Dyersburg. He was the retired owner of the Simmons Shoe Store in Dyersburg. Mr. Simmons was the son of the late Ira Wilburn Simmons, Sr. and Lydia Murchison Simmons. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dyersburg. He was a 50 year Mason, Past Master of Haller Lodge No. 564 and Past Commander of Dyersburg Commandery No. 18, and member of the Dyersburg Eastern Star. Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October the 7th, in the Chapel of the J. W. Curry Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Raymond Boston and Dr. Robert Orr. Burial followed in the Halls Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Fidelia Klutts Simmons. One daughter Rita Broadstone of Dyersburg; one son Ira W. Simmons III, of Panama City, Florida; one sister Mrs. Mary Norma Davis, of Memphis; three brothers, Billy Reed Simmons, of Covington, Va.; Frank Simmons of Birmingham, Ala., and Clyde Simmons of Lexington, Ky.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was the uncle of Tommy Simmons of Halls.
Death date October 5, 1987

DYERSBURG - Fidela Klutts Simmons, 92, of Jackson, Miss., formerly of Dyersburg, owner/operator of Simmons Shoe Store for more than 44 years, died Sunday at River Oaks Hospital in Jackson. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Dyersburg First Baptist Church and graduate of Ripley High School. Mrs. Simmons, the widow of Ira W. Simmons Jr., leaves a daughter, Rita Broadstone of Columbia; a son, Ira W. Simmons III of Jackson, six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 24, 2004

I. W. Simmons—Funeral services for Ira W. Simmons, merchant and harness maker here for 44 years, were held at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Halls Baptist Church. Dr. O. W. Taylor of Nashville and the Rev. R. J. Cooper officiated. Burial was in the family plot in Halls Cemetery with Halls Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Simmons, who 67, died at home here Tuesday morning. He had been in ill health for several years but had remained active in his business until recently. He was a deacon of the Halls Baptist Church and for many years served as church treasurer. He was a Mason for 28 years. Born in Dyer County, Mr. Simmons came here many years ago and opened a harness repair and shoe shop, later stocking shoes and work clothing as well as other men’s clothing items. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Frances Reed Simmons; a daughter, Mary Simmons of Halls; five sons, Wilburn Simmons of Dyersburg, Frank Simmons of San Francisco, Billy Reed Simmons of Knoxville, Cecil and Clyde Simmons, both of Halls; three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Clinton of Dyersburg, Mrs. Daisy McKnight of Union City, and Mrs. Emma Davis of Memphis; and seven brothers, Earl and Era Simmons of Newbern, Evers Simmons of Denver, Colo., George Simmons of Oklahoma City, W. F. Simmons of Trenton, A. T. Simmons of Humboldt and F. L. Simmons of Henderson.
Death date April, 12 1949

Dr. Lerra Bernard Simmons, Obion dentist for 11 years, - who was the brother of Thomas Simmons, of Halls, was found dead in his office last Friday morning. Obion County Coroner Barry WHITE said Dr. SIMMONS, who was 34, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his left temple. A 38-caliber automatic pistol was found in his hand and there was a note to the family. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Dr. Simmons, born in Halls, received pre-medical training at Memphis State University and his dental surgeon’s degree from the University of Tennessee Dental College at Memphis in 1957. He established his Obion practice the same year. He was a member of First Methodist Church and Delta Sigma Delta, dental fraternity. Dr. SIMMONS leaves his wife, Carolyn Hughes SIMMONS; daughters, Beth SIMMONS, Laura SIMMONS and Susan SIMMONS; brothers, Lee SIMMONS, of Dyersburg and Thomas SIMMONS, of Halls.
Death date June 14, 1968

Mrs. Lyda Murchison Simmons, daughter of William Murchison and wife, was born April 11, 1887. She was married to Ira W. Simmons Oct. 26, 1905, and to this union was born two sons, Thomas Hilton Simmons and Wilburn Simmons, She professed faith in Christ about twelve years ago and joined the Baptist church at Halls, in which church she lived a consistent faithful life until her death which occurred May 7, 1919. She was 32 years, and 26 days old. Mrs. Simmons was also a member of the Eastern Star and Woodman Circle. She leaves an aged mother, three brothers, three sisters, her husband and two sons, together with a host of friends to mourn her departure. She was a good Christian woman, a kind neighbor, a loving devoted wife and tender mother. She will be missed; her seat will vacant in the home and in the church, but her suffering is ended, her troubles are over and she has entered into the realms of peace in the life that knows no end, Then let us look beyond the grave and think of her as having put on the robe of immortality and gone to be a guest of that heavenly city. Funeral services were conducted at the Halls Baptist Church Thursday afternoon by Rev. R. E. Downing, her former pastor, and her body laid to rest in the City Cemetery, her grave being covered with flowers.
R. M. Vaught
Death date May 7, 1919

Thomas Hilton Simmons, prominent and highly respected young business man of Halls and a Mason, died at 8:30 Saturday morning following a heart attack. He was 36 years of age, ill since Tuesday, Mr. Simmons suffered a heart attack early Friday morning and succumbed to a second attack Saturday. Services were held at the First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with the Rev. B. R. Winchester, pastor, saying the final rites. A native of Halls, Mr. Simmons was graduated from Halls High School in 1925. Following his graduation for a number of years he was in business with his father. Some four years ago he established the T. H. Simmons Men’s Store which he was operating at the time of his death. He was a member of the Halls Baptist Church and had served as general secretary of the Sunday School for a number of years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Sue Hastings Simmons, three sons, Thomas, Jr., Bernard and Lee; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Simmons, Sr.; one brother, I. W. Simmons, Jr.; four half-brothers, Billy, of the U. S. Marines in Guadalcanal, Frank, of the Naval Air Corps Reserve, and Cecil and Clyde and one half-sister, Mary. Active pallbearers were; Fred Ragland, F.W. Hurt, A.W. Williams, W.S. Perry, Leonard Andrews and R.V. Lilley. Honorary pallbearers were; Winston Daws, Morris Currie, J.O. Thompson, Jim Jaynes, W.H. Bailey and G.P. Davis. Fellow members of the Masonic Lodge also served. Burial was in the City cemetery with Evans, Lasiter & Garner in charge of arrangements.
The Halls Graphic; Halls, Tennessee; Friday, February 19, 1943

HALLS - Martha Jayne Smerchek, 77, homemaker, died of lung disease Saturday at her home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Halls. Mrs Smerchek, the widow of Lt. Col. George Smerchek, leaves a brother, Floyd C. 'Speck' Hurt of Dyersburg.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 26, 1998

Al Covin Smith passes away..Friends and relatives of Al Covin SMITH, age 75 years, were grieved last Thursday afternoon, July 18th, when they learned of his death at Baptist Hospital, Memphis. Mr. SMITH and Miss Minnie QUINN were married 52 years ago and had made their home in Halls the greater part of that time. Funeral services were in Halls Baptist church July 19th, burial in Halls Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, daughters, Mrs. J.C.DODSON, Macon, Ga., and Mrs. J.E. PEERY, Halls; sisters, Mrs. Joe STANLEY, Halls, Mrs. W.N. BEARD, Henning, Mrs. Nannie NORMAN, Jonesboro, Ark.
The Halls Graphic; Friday July 26, 1946; Halls, Tennessee

Effie Smith
HALLS - Effie Smith Williams, 93, homemaker and retired factory employee, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Enon Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Williams, the widow of Albertus Smith and Wallace Williams, leaves two daughters, Elaine Throgmorton and Janet Cates, both of Halls; a son, William 'Sonny' Smith of Trenton; a sister, Aline Smith of Halls, 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 22, 2002

HALLS - Ester Jewell Belton Smith, 94, homemaker, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Westside Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of the Women's Missionary Society. Mrs. Smith, the widow of Dave Smith, leaves two daughters, Katie Arnold of Canadian, Okla., and Martha Short of Gates; two sons, Warren H. Smith of Somerville and Dave Smith of Mooreville, Miss., 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 29, 1998

HALLS - Gailon Edward Smith, 93, retired farmer, horseman and former employee of Ford Motor Co. in Memphis, died Sunday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Halls First Christian Church, where he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Smith, the husband of Aline Olds Tillman Smith, also leaves two daughters, Joan Gail Van Dyke of Halls and Buena Jane Sorrell of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Kay Nolen of Halls; two stepsons, Lowell Tillman and Harold Tillman, both of Halls; two sisters, Loraine Barksdale of Memphis and Dorothy Hunt of Dyersburg, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Elvis Presley Trauma Center or First Christian Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 28, 2003

Fletcher Smith, 70. of Redington Beach, Fla., formerly of Halls, died Friday in Veterans Administration Hospital in Tampa, Fla., after long illness. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Palmore Smith; a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Smith, of Redington Beach; two brothers, Bobby Ray Smith and Birtus Smith, of Nashville; and four sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Littles and Mrs. Ludeanne Gates, of Memphis, Mrs. Lucille Raines, of Nashville, and Mrs. Laura Frances Domm, of Battle Creek, Mich.
Death date April 4, 1986

HALLS -- Thelma G. Smith, 76, homemaker, died Thursday of respiratory arrest in Harwood Heights, Ill. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Smith, the widow of John Smith, leaves a daughter, Francene Salemi of Harwood Heights; two sons, Jimmy Lewis Smith of Gates and Donald Ray Smith of Halls; a sister, Geneva Hughes of Lavinia, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 3, 1994

DYERSBURG - Robert Samuel Smith, 91, self-employed amusement and antiques furniture dealer, died of cardiac pulmonary arrest Monday at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Moose Lodge, Woodmen of the World and First Christian Church. He leaves two sisters, Loraine Barksdale of Memphis and Dorothy Bond Hunt of Trenton, and a brother, Gailon Smith of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 23, 1998

HALLS - Sarah Birdie Spence, 74, died of pulmonary arrest 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. She was a member of Halls First United Methodist Church. She leaves a sister-in-law who took care of her, Jean Spence, and a nephew who also cared for her, Will Spence, both of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 4, 1996

Mrs. Birdie Spence, 93, widow of Dr. William Spence, died Friday at Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services were 1 p.m. Sunday in Halls First United Methodist Church, with burial in Halls Cemetery. She leaves a daughter, Miss Sarah Birdie Spence, of Halls a son, Billy Spence, of Halls; a sister, Mrs. W. B. McKevall, of Mobile, Ala., and a brother, Brian Ingram, of Houston Texas. Among those from out of town attending services were her sister, Mrs. W. B. McKevall, and Mrs. Lee Allen, of Mobile, Ala.; her brother, Brian Ingram, and Mrs. Ingram, of Ft. Worth, Texas; her granddaughter, Mrs. Bill Brown, Mr. Brown, and Mr. William O. Brown, of Collumbus, Miss.; Mr. and Mrs. Gail Malone, Mrs. Ed Hockaday, and Mrs. Virginia Wallace, of Trenton; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Belton, Don Poindexter, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. (Bill) Spence, Mrs. Betty Cole, Miss Fern Cherry and Maurris Littles, all of Memphis; William Spence, of Sweetwater; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pinkley, of Brazil; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Overton, of Martin; The Rev. and Mrs. Mike Flynn and daughters, Kelly and Jennifer, of Brownsville. Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Walker and James Gourley, of Friendship; Mrs. Dorris Culliper, Mrs. Ara Espey, Mrs. Lottie Espey Floyd, and Marshall Moore, of Alamo; Talmadge Crihfield, Talmadge Crihfield, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Ammons, Willard Norvell, and Richard Jennings, all of Ripley. Dr. and Mrs. Cary Alsobrook, of Humboldt; Dr. and Mrs. Jim Horner and Mary and Spence, of Dyersburg; and Mr. and Mrs. Jamye Spence and Chris Spence, of Crockett Mills.
Death date March 25, 1981

Joseph Wayne Spencer, 59, truck driver, of Ripley, died Sunday, Oct. 21, in Jackson, Tenn. A private memorial service was held with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. Spencer, husband of Sherry Lynn Spencer, leaves two daughters, Sherry Jo Freeman and Jodie Lynn Spencer, both of Ripley; one son, Joseph Wayne Spencer of Ripley; five sisters, Martha Spencer of Halls, Wilma Jean Geurrero, Bonnie McBroom, and Doris Newlin, all of Ripley, and Elizabeth Holland of Henning; seven brothers, Robert Spencer, Louis Spencer, William Spencer, and Danny Spencer, all of Ripley, James Spencer, of Halls, Jimmy Spencer of Ind., and Johnnie Spencer of Ala.; and six grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, October 31, 2007

HALLS - Bonnie Walpole Springer, 90, formerly of Memphis, former employee of Shelby County Health Department in Memphis, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Highland Avenue Church of Christ in Memphis. Mrs. Springer, the widow of Buddy Walpole and Henry Springer, leaves a brother, Harry Wright, and a niece who cared for her, Violet Burks, both of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 31, 2000

deceased: Ed Stacy, TN
charge to: J.Frank STACY
date of funeral: 24th June 1926
residence: Halls,TN RFD #1
place of death: Baird-Brewer Hosp.
Funeral services: Halls Cemetery--11 a.m.
cause of death:mastoids
date of death: 23rd June 1926 7:30 a.m.
farmer single C.P.
birthdate: 4th June 1874
age: 52 years, 19 days
father: Ed STACY TN
mother: Miss BURNS TN
Volume 15---Page 79; Curry Funeral Home Record

HALLS - John Morris Stallings Jr., 30, electronics technician, died of myocardial infarction Wednesday at his home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Stallings, the husband of Rachael Harper Stallings, also leaves a daughter, Cori Stallings; a son, John Morris Stallings III; his parents, Dr. John Morris and Tiny Gail Stallings; two brothers, Joel Orin Stallings and Joseph Christopher Stallings, and his grandparents, Anita Stallings and Virginia Stokes, all of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 24, 1999

HALLS - Robert M. Stallings, 74, co-owner of Stallings Farm Equipment, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army-Air Force veteran. Mr. Stallings, husband of Frances Anita Cousins Stallings, also leaves a son, Morris Stallings of Memphis, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 3, 1992

RIPLEY - Scott Stafford, 27, contract manager for Desender Industries, died Monday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home in Halls with burial in Halls Cemetery. He served four years in the Air Force. Stafford, the husband of Susanne Thompson Stafford, also leaves his mother, Mrs. Margaret Wallace of Memphis, his father, Willie Stafford of Halls and his grandmother, Mrs. Allie Stafford of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 3, 1990

Hollis Stanley, 56, of Halls, died at 7:30 p.m. last Friday in Western State Hospital in Bolivar, after seven years illness. Services were Sunday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Johnny Tillman STANLEY, of Halls; brother, Donald STANLEY, of Jackson, Miss.; and sisters, Mrs. Virginia THOMPSON, of Ripley and Mrs. Parker GRIFFIN, of Dry Hill.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday June 7, 1968

HALLS - Joe B. Stanley, 81, farmer, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Thursday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Melville Methodist Church. Mr. Stanley, the husband of Elizabeth Steelman Stanley, also leaves a daughter, Sandra Kesler of Halls; three sons, Tommy Stanley of Prairie Grove, Ark., Jerry Stanley of Halls and Mack Stanley of Dyersburg; four brothers, Gene Stanley of Ripley, and Paul Stanley, Carlton 'Bugs' Stanley and Harold Stanley, all of Halls, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 15, 1998

Bobby Ray Steele, 67, of Millington, construction worker and drywall finisher, died Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at his home. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 13 at Munford Funeral Home Munford Chapel with burial in Halls (TN) Cemetery. He was an Army Reserve veteran and a member of Rosemont Pentecostal Church. Mr. Steele, the husband of Martha Jane McBride Steele for 19 years, also leaves three daughters, Joy Lynn Burkeen of Memphis, Lisa Dawn King of Proctor, AR, and Maushell Nickols of West Memphis; three sons, Bobby Ray Steele Jr. of Knoxville, TN, Joe McBride of Independence, MO, and Dearl Cotham of Harrisville, MO; a sister, Helen Lowe of Monterey, TN, 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society. Munford Funeral Home Munford Chapel
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 12, 2006

HALLS - Eddie M. Steelman Jr., 72, cattleman and farmer, died of cancer Thursday at his home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was director of Gates Bank and a member of the ASCS office. He received the Soil Conservation Service award for farmer of the year in 1990. He was a World War II Army veteran and had received five battle stars in the European Theater. He was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Steelman, the husband of Juanita Walker Steelman, also leaves a son, Stan Carnell of Jackson; a brother, Bobby Steelman of Halls, and two grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Youth Town of Tennessee in Jackson or to a heart fund.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 15, 1996

deceased: W.T.Stewart
date of funeral: 4th August 1922
residence: Halls,TN
place of death: Halls,TN
funeral services:Halls Cemetery
interment: Halls Cemetery
certifying physician: Dr.Chapman Halls,TN
cause of death: Bright's disease
date of death: 3rd August 1922
occupation: farmer
married: yes religion: Methodist
age:72 years
Volume 11---Page 186; Curry Funeral Home Record

HALLS - Thelma Inez Sullivan, 90, of Clare, Mich., formerly of Halls, died Saturday at Ardis Nursing Home in Clare. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Sullivan, the widow of Elzie Sullivan, leaves three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 1, 1992

HALLS - C. C. 'Mack' Sumrow, 97, retired farmer and landowner, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Halls, where he was a steward, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a veteran of the First Infantry Division, also known as Big Red One, during World War I, and served during the border dispute with Mexico. Sumrow received five medals for major battles in France and was a member of American Legion Post No. 161. Sumrow leaves a niece, Mrs. Dorothy Wallace of Maryville.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 4, 1991

HALLS - Callie Sumrow, 89, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First Christian Church. Mrs. Sumrow, the widow of Edd Sumrow, leaves a son, Bill Sumrow of Ripley; a sister, Frances Wood of Nashville, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 8, 1999

HALLS - Edward Cecil Sumrow Jr., 63, farmer and insurance agent, died of cardiac arrest Sunday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 15, 1996

Mrs. Virgie Lucas Sumrow, 75, of Halls, died at 6 p.m. last Friday in Dyersburg Manor Convalescent Home, which she entered January 16th. Services were Sunday in Halls First Christian Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Dixon County, she moved to Lauderdale County in 1919. She leaves her husband, Joe SUMROW, landowner and ginner; her brothers, Clyde T. LUCAS, of McEWEN and F. M. LUCAS, of Nashville; her sisters, Mrs. John McELHINEY, of Nashville and Mrs. Herbert JONES, of Dunlap.
Lauderdale County Enterprise; Friday March 29, 1968

Mrs. Lillian Sweat, 61, of Halls, was killed about 10;30 a.m. Wednesday in a two-car accident a mile north of Friendship at the intersection of Mount Moriah Road and Tennessee 20, the Highway Patrol said. Services will be at 10;30 a.m. Friday in South Fork Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Halls Cemetery, with Halls Funeral Home in charge. Trooper Frank Dillard said Mrs. Sweat was riding with Linda Wallace, 29, also of Halls, when the car was hit almost broadside by a car driven by E. L. Davis, 24, of Southaven. The southbound Wallace car was unable to stop because of wet brakes caused by high water on the road and drove into the path of the eastbound Davis car, Dillard said. The drivers and Daisy Butler, 61, of halls, a passenger in the Wallace car, were treated in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg and released. Mrs. Sweat leaves a daughter, Mrs. Mae Estes, of near Halls; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Kuhn, of Memphis; and two brothers, Bill Quenley. of Tigrett, and Woodrow Quenley, of Bristol.
The Halls Graphic; Friday, November 10, 1972

Paul Vernon Sweatt, 58, of Halls, died 11:45 p.m., Saturday, June 13, at his home of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Sweatt was born May 13, 1923 to Jessie and Luella Rogers Sweat who preceded him in death. Services for Mr. Sweatt were held a 2 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. Sweatt the husband of Geraldine Reynolds Sweatt, also leaves a son, Windell Sweatt, of Halls,; two step-brothers, Bill Dill and Dyker Dill of St. Louis, Missouri,; two step-sisters, Mrs. Mary Jenkins, of St. Louis, Missouri; and Mrs. Esterline O’Guinn of Portageville, Missouri, and two grandchildren.
Death date June, 13, 1981

Geraldine Sweatt, 82, of Halls, retired from Custom Craft in Halls, died Thursday of last week in Dyersburg Regional Hospital, after lengthy illness. Rites were Sunday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls Church of Christ. Widow of Paul Sweatt, she leaves a son, Windell, and a brother, Lloyd Reynolds, of Halls; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren-and one great-great-grandchild. Death date May 11, 2006

DEATH--Services for Asa B. Talley, of Union City, linotype operator for the Union City Messenger, was held at 3 p. m. Thursday at the Halls Baptist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. He died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital, He was 55 years, born in Lauderdale County. He formerly worked at the Halls Graphic and for a time was with the Memphis Press-Scimitar. He was a member of the Union City Baptist Church and a veteran of WWI. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nell Baker TALLEY; a son, John W. TALLEY, now a student at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistery in Memphis; and two sisters, Mrs. Marvin ROBERSON, of Ripley and Mrs. Nora PATTON, of Dyersburg. LOTT & RICHARDSON--Mr. & Mrs. J. D. LOTT, of Finley wish to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lorene LOTT, to J. B. RICHARDSON, of Alamo, Saturday, April 9th.
Crockett County Sentinel; Thursday April 14, 1949; Bells, Tennessee

Bessie Porter Taylor
RIPLEY - Bessie Porter Taylor Jones, 95, homemaker, died of heart failure Saturday at Laton-Watson Nursing Home in Gallaway. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. Mrs. Jones, the widow of Earl Taylor and Carl Jones, leaves a daughter, Earline Williams of Memphis, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 22, 1996

deceased: Clint Taylor
charge to: Josie & Joe Taylor
residence: City
place of death: residence
funeral services: Baptist Church Halls, TN 4 p.m.
cause of death: Bright's disease 11:50 p.m.
occupation: laborer,
marital status: single
religion: Baptist
date of birth: 30th March 1847
age: 82 years, 3 months, 20 days
name of father: ?
name of mother: Miss Glimp born TN
interment: Halls City Cemetery
Volume 18---Page 176; Curry Funeral Home Record

HALLS - Grace 'Little Bit' Terry, 85, retired beautician, died of respiratory arrest Thursday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of the Halls Church of Christ. Mrs. Terry, the widow of Marcus Terry, leaves a sister, Opal Long of Fulton, Ky., seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 25, 1997

HALLS - James Royce Terry, 71, retired landscaper, died Sept. 14, at Hillhaven Convalescent Home in Ripley after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Terry leaves a daughter, three sons, John Terry, Paul Terry and Jimmy Terry, all of Florida; his mother, Grace Terry of Halls, and several grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 26, 1992

HALLS - Maireba Cherry Thompson, 82, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, homemaker, died Monday of cardiopulmonary arrest at Baptist Memorial 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 Lindenwood Christian Church in Memphis. Mrs. Thompson, the widow of R. Frank Thompson, leaves a son, R. Frank Thompson of Memphis, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)

Robert Frank 'Bino' Thompson Jr., 66, of Memphis, retired national accounts manager for Humko-Witco Chemical Corp., died of cancer Tuesday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Kingsway Christian Church, where he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher and a youth baseball and basketball coach. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge. He was a graduate of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He earned a law degree from Southern Law School in Memphis. He was involved in the United Way of Memphis and Junior Achievement, and was a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Thompson, the husband of Gail Thompson, also leaves three sons, Steven Thompson and Bryan Thompson, both of Memphis, and Bob Thompson of Nashville, and six grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Kingsway Christian Church or Trinity Hospice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 12, 1996

HALLS - R. Frank Thompson, 86, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, retired owner-operator of Thompson Furniture Store and former furniture manufacturing representative, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis after a short illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. A deacon at Lindenwood Christian Church in Memphis, he graduated from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., and was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha. Mr. Thompson, the husband of Maireba Cherry Thompson, also leaves a son, R. Frank Thompson Jr. of Memphis, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Lindenwood Christian Church or a charity of the donor's choice.er of Hickory Valley Baptist Church. Mrs. Kelley, the wife of James Kelley Jr., also leaves a daughter, Sandra Myers of Hickory Valley; three sisters, Earlene Durbin of Medon, Elizabeth Johnson of Duluth, Ga., and Frankie Collins of Whites Creek; a broth er, Walter Lee Mullins of Jackson, and two granddaughters.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 11, 1992

Tola Hall Thompson, 79, guard at Burnes & McDonald Engineering in Kansas City,Mo., formerly of Halls, died Saturday in Veterans Hospital in Kansas City. Services were Monday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Luna Hinton THOMPSON; his sister. Mrs. Willie McDEARMAN, of Millington.
Lauderdale County Enterprise; Friday December 13, 1968

HALLS -- Iberia Throgmorton, 91, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Gates Church of Christ. Mrs. Throgmorton, the widow of J. G. Throgmorton, leaves three daughters, Mary Alice Throgmorton and Frances Harrell, both of Halls, and Martha Dugger of Ripley; a son, Glover Throgmorton of Halls, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 14, 1994

Emmett E. Thurmond
Eugene E. THURMOND, Jr., 44, of Robertsdale, Ala., formerly of Halls, died of a heart attack at 11:30 a.m. Saturday while working in his yard at his home. Services were Tuesday in Halls Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. He graduated from Halls High School in 1943; from Murry, Ky., State College in 1948, and did post graduate work at the University of Kentucky. He was elected general manager of the Baldwin County Electric Dept., of the REA in 1967. He laeaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. E. E. THURMOND, Sr., of Bolivar; his wife Helen, of Robertsdale; daughter, Mrs. Ronald FARMER, of Jefferson, Ga.; his son, E. E. THURMOND III, of Robertsville, and his brother, Dr. John H. THURMOND, of Largo, Fla.
Lauderdale County Enterprise; Friday August 16, 1968

Services for Beeata Tomlinson, retired planter, were held Saturday at Halls Methodist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Mr. TOMLINSON, 91, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. B. ROOKS, of Halls. Besides his daughter, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Sudie ROBERTSON TOMLINSON, whom he married 69 years ago; five sons, Charlie TOMLINSON and John TOMLINSON, both of Halls, Hillary TOMLINSON, of Dearing, MO, Robert TOMLINSON, of Osceola, AR, and Quinton TOMLINSON, of Mobile, AL; 27 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Lauderdale County Enterprise; Ripley, Tennessee Friday December 12, 1958

Southaven - Geraldean Tomlinson, 84, formerly of Halls, Tenn., homemaker, died Thursday at DeSoto Health Care. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Carriage Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Tomlinson, the wife of Alan Tomlinson, also leaves a son, Dewayne Tomlinson of Southaven, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Leukemia Foundation or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 12, 2004

HALLS -- Anthony Nicholas Troiano, 77, electrician, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. A World War II Air Force veteran, he was post commander of Halls American Legion. Mr. Troiano, the husband of Dale Viar Chaney Troiano, also leaves a son, William Anthony Troiano of Nashville; a sister, Marie Spisto, and two brothers, Gus Troiano and Joe Troiano, all of Staten Island, N.Y.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 17, 1994

HALLS - Mary Aline Tucker, 93, homemaker, died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First Baptist Church. Mrs. Tucker, the widow of Chester Tucker, leaves a daughter, Jessie T. Vaden of Halls, and a sister, Louise Palmer of Jacksonville, Fla.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 24, 2003

HALLS - Mary Lois Tucker, 69, retired assistant manager of Forked Deer Electric Corp., died of heart failure Wednesday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Dyersburg. 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. She leaves her mother, Mary Aline Tucker, and sister, Jessie Tucker Vaden, both of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 19, 2000

Billy Viar, 60, of Halls died Friday, Oct. 14, at the Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. He was a grocer, a former city alderman, a former chairman of the Board of Deacons of the First Baptist Church, a Mason, a member of the American Legion, and a veteran of World War II. The funeral service was held Sun., Oct. 16 at the First Baptist Church in Halls with burial in the Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dale Chaney Viar; four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Cole of Memphis, Mrs. Betty Myrick of Martin, Mrs. Nancy Hart and Miss Robin Viar, both of Halls; a son, Billy Viar Jr. of Nashville; two sisters, Mrs. Chester Spry of Halls and Mrs. Hartwell Chisholm of Ripley; and two brothers, Elbert Viar of Halls, and Dewitt Viar of Columbia. Death date Oct. 14, 1977

Dale Chaney Viar
HALLS - Dale Chaney Troiano, 83, homemaker, died Thursday at Ridgely Healthcare & Rehab. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Troiano, the widow of Billy Viar and Tony Troiano, leaves four daughters, Virginia Cole of Huntingdon, Betty High of Martin, Nancy Hart of Halls and Robin Privett of Gates; two sisters, Ruth Covington of Fulton, Ky., and Alma Miller of Mount Vernon, Ill.; a brother, Jim Chaney of Memphis, 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 6, 2004

DYERSBURG - Billy Burk Viar Jr., 62, counselor for the Department of Correction in Fort Pillow, died Thursday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was an Air Force veteran. He leaves two sons, Andrew Viar and Patrick Viar, and his mother, Dale Chaney Viar Troiano, all of Dyersburg, and four sisters, Virginia Cole of Huntingdon, Betty High of Martin, Nancy Hart of Halls and Robin Privett of Gates. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 23, 2002

deceased: JoeViar
residence: Halls, TN
date of funeral: 16th July 1929
place of death: near Lenox, TN District #17
funeral services: Baptist Church Halls 4 p.m.
interment: Halls City Cemetery
certifying physician: Dr. W. W. Holland
cause of death: smothered to death
date of death: 15th July 1929
occupation: laborer religion: Baptist
date of birth: 4th October 1910
age: 18 years, 9 months, 11 days
name of father: W. C. Viar, Sr. born TN
name of mother: Miss Dunaway born TN
Volume 18---Page 171; Curry Funeral Home Record

Loudean Ward
Loudean Belton Ward Cross Walterhouse, 79, of Memphis, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Methodist University Hospital. Mrs. Walterhouse, the wife of George Walterhouse, also leaves two sons, Glenn and Douglas Ward; a daughter-in-law, Carol Ward, and a granddaughter, Heather Ward, all of Memphis; a stepson, Johnny Cross of Cordova; a grandson, Cpl. Austin Ward, U.S. Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA, and two brothers, Jackie and Thomas Belton, and a sister-in-law, Lucille Belton, all of Halls, TN. She was preceded in death by husbands, Fred Ward and John Cross; a son, Bruce Ward; a sister, Virginia Belton Olds, and a brother, Raymond Belton. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at Halls Funeral Home in Halls, TN. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Halls Funeral Home with burial following in Halls Cemetery. The family requests memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Halls Funeral Home Halls, TN
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 30, 2006

Dave Lee Watts, 84, of Halls, retired farmer, died at 9:30 a.m. last Friday in Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg. which he entered June 29th after long illness. Services were Saturday in Williams Chapel Baptist Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in alabama, he moved to Halls in 1907. He leaves his wife, Zella Freeman WATTS; his son, Clyde WATTS, of Halls; brothers Pette WATTS, of Halls and Claude WATTS, of Dyersburg.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise FRIDAY JULY 12, 1968

J. Roger Watts, 37, of 1519 Trezevant, Memphis, who was born in Halls, died Thursday of last week in St. Joseph's Hospital, Memphis, after long illness. Services were Friday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jimmie WATTS; his father, Claude WATTS, of Dyersburg; his daughter, Marsha WATTS; and his brother, Talmadge WATTS, both of Memphs.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise FRIDAY JULY 26, 1968

Mrs. Ruey Velma White, 65, of Dyersburg, died at 5 a.m. Thursday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, after long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Halls Funeral Home, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Dyer County, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Halls. She was the widow of Wayne White. She leaves two brothers, Joe Hardison, of Kilmichael, Miss., and Harry Hardison, of Friendship; and a sister, Miss Katie Hardison, of Friendship.
The Halls Graphic; Friday, September 29, 1972

Ilar F. White--Funeral services were held Sunday at the Church of Christ in Halls for Ilar F. White, who died at his home in Halls Saturday afternoon. William Beaird officiated. Burial was in Halls Cemetery with Sudbury Funeral Home in charge. He was 63 and was a painter and paperhanger in Halls for a number of years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Minnie Fisher White, two sons, Donald and Woodrow White of Halls; six daughters, Miss Bonnie Ruth White of Halls, Mrs. Jack Walker of Gates, Mrs. Robert J. Meader of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. L. L. Jones of Chicago, Mrs. Johnnie Lee and Mrs. Dent Dossett of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two brothers, D. B. White of Tigrett and J. E. White of Friendship; one sister, Mrs. Austin Jones of Halls.
The Crockett Times; Alamo, Tennessee; Thursday, December 30, 1948

HALLS - James Thomas 'Jake' White, 80, retired owner-operator of Gulf Oil Gas Station, died of heart failure Sunday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Westside Baptist Church. Mr. White, the widower of Jewell Rhoads White, leaves four daughters, Caroline McCartney of Norfolk, Va., Betty Lou Harbin of Covington, Linda Sue Yarbrough of Dyersburg and Alice Faye Meeks of Halls; two sons, James Thomas White Jr. and Larry Joe White, and a sister, Odessa Alley, all of Halls; two brothers, O'Neal White of Halls and Ralph White of Chicago, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 29, 2000

HALLS - Mrs. Virginia White, 81, retired nursing assistant, died Tuesday morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital Lauderdale in Ripley after a long illness. Services will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Halls, where she was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. The widow of Jim White, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Anita Baldridge, and a sister, Mrs. Martha Wright, both of Halls, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 12, 1990

Wayne White, 65, retired interior decorator and sign painter of Dyersburg, who was born and reared in Halls, died at 8: 10 a. m. Saturday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, which he had entered November 17th, after two years illness with emphysema. Services were Sunday in Halls Funeral Home, Burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruie Hardison WHITE; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. O. L. WHITE, of Halls; and his daughter, Mrs. Doris MOORE, of Halls.
Lauderdale County Enterprise; Friday December 20, 1968

Mrs. Mattie Lucas Wilbanks, 77, of near Dyersburg, who was born in Gates. died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg, which she had entered three weeks earlier. Services were Monday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. She leaves her husband, Sid L. WILBANKS; her son, Charles ALSOBROOKS, of Halls; her daughter, Mrs. Rebecca DAYTON, of L. A., Calif.; her brother, Byron LUCAS, of Dyersburg; her sister, Mrs. Irma PARRISH, of St. Louis, Mo.; and her grandchildren, James Cary ALSOBROOKS & Mrs. Jim HORNER, both of Memphis and Mrs. Harvey COULTER, of Apopka, Fla.
Lauderdale County Enterprise; Friday March 15, 1968

HALLS - Henry 'Edwin' Wiley, 62, retired tool and die employee of Hutcherson's Auto Parts & Supplies, died Friday of complications from a brain tumor at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Lighthouse Church here. Mr. Wiley, the husband of Bobbie L. Rose Wiley, also leaves two daughters, Patricia Diane Reece of Long Island, N.Y., and Sudonna Wiley of Memphis; two sons, Mark Wiley of Chattanooga and Edwin Allan of Troy, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Rhonda Latham of Gates; a sister, Celia Ricks of Halls; a brother, Wendell Wiley of Orlando, Fla., and 11 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 25, 1994

Frances Earline Taylor Williams, 81, homemaker and seamstress, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, died Friday, Oct 5 in Memphis. Graveside services were held Monday, Oct 8, at Halls Cemetery in Halls, She was a member of the Braden Baptist Church in Braden, Tenn. Ms. Williams, the widow of the late Elbert Williams Sr., leaves four sons, Elbert Williams Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, Gordon Williams of Hernando, Miss., Terry Williams of Atoka, Tenn., and Greg Williams of Memphis; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Mary Nunn Williams, lifelong resident of Halls, died on Saturday afternoon at her home in Halls. She was 60. She was the wife of A. W. Williams, a merchant. Services were held at 2:30 Monday in the Halls Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. R. J. Cooper of Halls and Rev. B. R. Winchester of Lone Oak, Ky. Burial was in Halls Cemetery with Halls Funeral Home and Garner Funeral Home of Ripley in charge. Mrs. Williams had been ill for three years. She was a member of the Baptist Church and was past vice-president of the Women's Missionary Union. She had received a pin for her work in missionary affairs. She leaves her husband, Mr. Williams; a brother, Ewell Nunn of Baton Rouge, La.; three daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Wilson of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Carolyn Olds and Mrs. Faye Currie, both of Halls; three grandsons and two granddaughters. Mr. Williams is a son of Rev. and Mrs. R. J. Williams and brother of M. V. Williams and Mrs. J. E. Privett of Friendship. The Crockett Times; Alamo, Tennessee
Thursday, January 11, 1951

Mrs. Bertha Ann Williams, 55, of Golddust, died Saturday in her home after long illness. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. She was born in Gibson County. She leaves her husband, Jesse WILLIAMS; sons, Edward WILLIAMS, of Manatee, Fla., and Gerald WILLAMS, of Germany; daughter, Mrs. Virginia HOWELL, of Ripley; brothers, William GASKIN and Johnny GASKIN, of Nankipoo, Woodrow GASKIN, of Frayser and Ras GASKIN, of Long Beach, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Mary Beasley, of Ripley, Mrs. Opal MOODY, of Kennett, Mo., and Mrs. Lena THOMPSON, of Omaha, Neb.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise; Friday September 13, 1968

HALLS - Margaret Lawrence Wilson, 84, retired store clerk and self-employed interior decorator, died Sunday at Dyersburg Manor. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First Christian Church and Daughters of the American Revolution Fort Prudhomme Chapter. Mrs. Wilson, the widow of James Woodrow Wilson, leaves a daughter, Kay Darty of Halls; a son, Mark A. Darty of Collierville, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 30, 2003

deceased: Mrs. Divie Wilson
charge to: Harry Wilson Halls,TN.
date of funeral: 12th January 1923
residence: Halls, TN
place of death: Dyersburg Hospital
funeral services: Halls, TN
interment: Halls, TN
cause of death: emboli
date of death: 11th January 1923
married: yes
religion: Methodist
age: 34 years
name of father: Austin Jones born TN
name of mother: Miss White born TN
Volume 12---Page 17; Curry Funeral Home Record

HALLS - Billy Neal Woodard, 72, died Monday at Dyersburg Manor. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his mother, Waurine Jordan of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 4, 2002

HALLS - Robert Marian Woodard, 73, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, retired after 47 years with the Defense Distribution Depot Memphis, died of heart disease Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. today at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Miss Woodard leaves three sisters, Laura Cook of Memphis, Mary L. Fussell of Tupelo, Miss., and Anne Newman of Jackson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 4, 1996

FOWLKES - Paul Erskin Woodley, 81, retired mechanic, died of heart failure Saturday at Oakwood Manor in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. He was a member of Assembly of God Church. Mr. Woodley, the husband of Frances Wallace Woodley, also leaves a sister, Velma Palmer of Tennessee.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 11, 1999

RIPLEY -- John Franklin Wright, 87, retired civil engineer and farmer, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls (Tenn.) Cemetery. He was a member of First Christian Church of Halls. Mr. Wright, the widower of Miriam Brandon Wright, leaves two daughters, Julia Dunaway of Cordova and Alice McCoy of Ripley; a son, Johnny L. Wright of Ripley; a sister, Mrs. Ware Henderson of Memphis, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 16, 1993

Hardy L. Wyse died Sunday at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. KNOX WYSE in Alamo. A native of this county, he operated a store in Maury City when a young man and moved to Halls about 50 years ago. He lived with his son, KNOX WYSE in Pasagoula, Miss., and after the death of the son, moved to Alamo two years ago. Another son, IVAN WYSE, died in Memphis about three years ago. IVAN WYSE had two daughters, Mrs. KEITH DAVIDSON of Memphis and Mrs. HUBERT HAAGA of Philadelphia, Miss., who survive. Services were held at the First Baptist Church, Halls; burial in Halls
Crockett Co. Sentinel; Bells, Tennessee
April 27, 1950

Services for Knox Wyse, former Halls undertaker, who died Thursday afternoon at his home in Pascagoula, Miss., were held Saturday afternoon at Ronk Funeral Home in Alamo. Mr. Wyse moved to Pascagoula several years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucille Wyse, and his father, H. L. Wyse, both of Pascagoula.Burial was in Halls cemetery.
The Crockett Times; Alamo, Tennessee
Thursday, February 19, 1948

Services for Mrs. Beulah Young, lifelong resident of the Chestnut Bluff community were held at 10: 30 a. m. Friday at the Chestnut Bluff Church of Christ, burial in Halls Cemetery. She was 48, she died Wednesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. W. YOUNG, of Chestnut Bluff. She had been ill several years. She leaves her father, Jim BUTLER, of Halls; brothers, Crutchel BUTLER and Aubrey BUTLER, both of Dyersburg, and sisters, Mrs. Luther DICKERSON, Mrs. John BUTLER and Mrs. Lee REECE, all of Halls. Crockett County Sentinel; Thursday March 17, 1949
Bells, Tennessee

HALLS - Winford 'W. W.' Young, 75, retired grocery store owner, farmer and cattleman, died Saturday at his home 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 Christian Church of Friendship. Mr. Young, the widower of Jewel Butler Young, leaves two daughters, Helen Fowler of Corinth and Brenda Weaver of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Lerline Blanco of Friendship; three brothers, Edward Young and Preston Young, both of Friendship, and C. W. Young of Collierville, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 3, 1992

FRIENDSHIP - Mrs. Jewell Mai Young, 69, died Tuesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls (Tenn.) Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of First Christian Church. Mrs. Young, the wife of Winford Young, also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Helen Jane Fowler of Corinth, Miss., and Mrs. Brenda Weaver of Louisville, Ky., four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 22, 1990

HALLS - Clyde Patrick Younger, 87, retired farmer and former director of Bank of Halls and member of Lauderdale County Election Commission, died of myocardial infarction Friday at Healthpark Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a communicant of Holy Angels Catholic Church. Mr. Younger, the widower of Mildred Sumrow Younger, leaves a daughter, Anne Younger Gianotti of Memphis; a son, Dr. Pat Younger of Cleveland; a half-sister, Mary Frances Edwards Jones, and a half-brother, J. E. Edwards, both of Nashville, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 21, 1999

HALLS - Mildred Sumrow Younger, 83, retired Halls High School teacher, died of pulmonary arrest Sunday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a communicant at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Dyersburg. Mrs. Younger, the wife of Clyde Younger, also leaves a daughter, Anne Gianottie of Memphis; a son, Dr. Pat Younger of Cleveland, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 1, 1998

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