OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Lightfoot Cemetery

TIPTONVILLE - Helen Jeanette Akins, 47, homemaker, died of cancer Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. today Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church near Ripley. Mrs. Akins, the wife of John Akins, also leaves two daughters, Mary Place of Lindsay, Okla., and Mary Helton of Henning; seven sons, Raymond Anderson and Edward Anderson, both of Henning; Michael Shane Akins of San Diego, John Akins Jr. and Terry Lynn Akins, both of Halls, James Akins of Suffolk, England, and Barry Joseph Akins of Ripley; five sisters, Patricia Turner of Memphis, Janie Hemby and Bonnie Wallin, both of Henning, Faye Witt of Naples, Fla., and Lillian Sylvester of Ripley; a brother, Calvin Cooper of Henning; her mother, Mary Sue Cooper of Henning, and 14 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 23, 1998

William "Bill" Sanford Baker - The remains of Mr. Bill Baker, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. H. Coughlan, of Friendship, were brought to Ripley Tuesday night and laid to rest in the Cemetery at Lightfoot, Wednesday morning. He was 41 years of age. He was taken ill with typhoid fever about two weeks ago at the home of another sister, Mrs. Tobe MINNER and at his request was carried to Friendship, as his home had been with the Coughlin's for many years during the time they resided at Lightfoot and Ripley. Mr. Coughlan and family accompanied the remains to Lightfoot.
Baker, William Sanford
died 30 July 1923
cemetery Lightfoot
cause of death Typhoid fever
Age 41 yrs 8 mo old
Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

Mrs. Hattie Mae Nelson Barnes, 86, widow of Robert E. Barnes, Lightfoot farmer, died about 9:30 a.m. in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she had entered three weeks earlier. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. Born at Campground, she was a lifelong residence of Lauderdale County and a member of Lightfoot Methodist Church. She leaves three sons; Thomas E. Barnes and Reid Barnes of Ripley and William K. Barnes, of San Bernardino, Calif., a brother, T. L. Nelson and a sister, Mrs. Laura Osteen, both of Ripley.
LAUDERDALE County Enterprise
FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968

RIPLEY - Louise Barnes, 81, homemaker, died Tuesday of Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after a heart attack. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lightfoot United Methodist Church near here, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Barnes, the widow of Finis Barnes, leaves three sons, Finis Barnes Jr. and Max Barnes, both of Memphis, and Jimmy Barnes of Sugar Tree; a sister, Vera Jones of Memphis; two brothers, Bobby Vowell of Memphis and J. T. Vowell of St. Louis, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 18, 1995

RIPLEY - Mildred Barnes, 89, homemaker, died Sunday at Lifecare Center of Bruceton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lightfoot Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Barnes, the widow of Thomas Eckward Barnes, leaves two daughters, Patricia Alred of Marks, Miss., and Beverly Hiscox of Macon, Ga.; four sons, Tommy Barnes of Woodbridge, Va., Roger Barnes of Bruceton, David Barnes of Columbus and Randy Barnes of Union City; two sisters, Marguerite Anderson of Kensington, Md., and Idell Harris of Prairie Village, Kan., 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 22, 2002

Barnes, Willie Mary
b 25 Sep 1933 d 25 Sep 1933
f. W K Barnes
m. Miller
cemetery Lightfoot
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Laura Lee Best
b. 1 Dec. 1934 d. 4 Jan.1935
f. W. R. Best
m. Smith
cemetery Lightfoot
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 146

Olivia Best
b 21 Nov 1932 d 6 Dec 1932
f. William R Best
m. Smith
cemetery Lightfoot
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Bertha Eunice Black, 103, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died Sunday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near here. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ripley. Mrs. Black, the widow of Frank Black, leaves four daughters, Frances Lavelle Roberson of Livermore, Calif., Olivia Mai Chipman of Ripley, and Dorlese Owens and Martha Hendren, both of Memphis, six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 5, 1996

RIPLEY - Gussie M. Black, 92, homemaker, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Lightfoot Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Black, the widow of Lyle G. Black, leaves two daughters, Evelyn Jones of Memphis and Lynda Kaiser of Hernando, Miss.; a son, John W. Black of Alexandria, La., 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 19, 1997

Mrs. J. P. Black widow
b. 8 Apr 1860 d. 9 Sep 1942
f. John B. Griggs
m. Whitson
cause of death: cancer
Lightfoot Cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

John Edward Black
b 8 Apr 1925 d 8 Jun 1933
f. Frank Black
m. Eunice Grammer
Shelby Co death
cemetery: Lightfoot
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home


Brogdon, Infant
b 1 Feb 1929 d 15 Feb 1929
parents A B & Emma Sue Glisson Brogden
cemetery: Lightfoot
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Walter Marvin 'Jack' Caldwell, 88, retired farmer, died Friday of heart failure at Lauderdale Health Care Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lightfoot United Methodist Church near here, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Caldwell, the widower of Susie Crowder Caldwell, leaves a son, Neal Caldwell, and two brothers, H. G. Caldwell and J. F. Caldwell, all of Ripley; and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 30, 1995

Dellia E. Chandler, 90, of Covington, formerly of Ripley, former owner of Chandler’s Rest Home in Ripley, died Sunday, Sept. 30, at her daughter’s home. Funeral serviced will e held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct 5, at the Covington First Assembly of God Church with burial to follow in Lightfoot United Methodist Church Cemetery in Ripley. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 4, at the Covington Funeral Home. During her lifetime, she was an active member of Lightfoot United Methodist Church, Covington First Assembly of God Church and most recently, Crosspointe Christian Fellowship Church. She is survived by two daughters, Marion Pryor of Holly Springs, Miss., and Susan Bragg of Covington; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Chism, Dixie Alta,
d 24 Oct 1922
w/of W. L.
cemetery Lightfoot
cause of death tuberculosis
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Elizabeth Chism
b. 19 April 1919 d. 16 Feb. 1935
f. J. M. Chism
m. Roberson
Lightfoot Cem
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 165

RIPLEY - Inez Cross Chism, 71, retired office manager for S & R of Tennessee, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale after a heart attack. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lightfoot Methodist Church near here, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Chism, the widow of Joe Marley Chism, leaves two daughters, Pam Fitzugh and Joan Sigman, both of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 4, 1996

J. Marley Chism
CHISM , Joe Marley Sr farmer
5 Dec 1883-30 Jan 1946
father: Samuel Lee CHISM
mother: Susie Virginia VERNON
husb of Linnie Mae ROBERSON
cemetery Lightfoot
Halls Funeral Home

Willie Lee Chism, 78, who moved to Hayti, Mo., from Lauderdale County about 25 years ago, died Saturday in Hayti Memorial Hospital. Services were Monday in First Methodist Church, Hayti, burial was in Lightfoot Cemetery here. He leaves his wife, Cleo Mullins Chism; daughter, Mrs. Roy Stewart, of Memphis; sister, Mrs. Tom Samples, of San Bernardino, Calif.; his half-sister, Mrs. Buford Walsh, of Berkley, Calif.; half-brother, Elry Dennie, of New Orleans, La.; and one grandchild, Patty Lea Chism, of Millington.
THE LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, FRIDAY JULY 19, 1968

Ripley - Dorothy B. Clark, 82, homemaker, died Sunday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. She was a member of Golddust Baptist Church. Mrs. Clark, the widow of Major Clark, leaves a daughter, Kathy Thorne, and a son, Donnie Clark, both of Ripley; five sisters, Stella Johnson, Shirley Butner and Marty Griggs, all of Ripley, Bernice Haynie of Alabama and Opal Bell of Illinois, 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 7, 2004

RIPLEY - Grayson Dale Clark, the infant son of Tim and Julie Clark, died at birth Thursday at Methodist Hospital of Germantown. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. today at Ave Maria Catholic Church with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He also leaves his grandparents, Dave and Jeanenne Sondgeroth of Gates, and Judy Sensabaugh of Ripley, and his great-grandparents, Hariet Dokulil and Helen Sondgeroth, both of Ripley, and Harry Dokulil of Indiana.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 26, 1998

Mr. Lee Cloud, age 35 years, died Monday at his home in Golddust. Funeral services were held at Lightfoot, and he was buried in Lightfoot Cemetery.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday April 15, 1932
Clouds, Lee
d 11 Apr 1932 35 yrs old
b AR, farmer, Married
cemetery Lightfoot
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Conrad, infant daug. of Carl & Aris Guiltner Conrad
b. 19 Feb 1935 d 3 March 1935
Lightfoot Cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 177

RIPLEY - Jane Younger Conrad, 68, retired emplyee of Tupperware, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Olive Branch Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Conrad, the widow of Millard Conrad, leaves three daughters, Sandra Hughes, Joyce Mount and Rhonda Wood; two sons, Roger Conrad and Terry Conrad, and two brothers, Jeff Younger and Wilford Kiestler, all of Ripley, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 2, 2000

RIPLEY - Millard E. Conrad, 67, Sheetrock finisher and painter, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Mr. Conrad, the husband of Jane Younger Conrad, also leaves three daughters, Rhonda Wood, Sandra Hughes and Joyce Mount, and two sons, Terry Conrad and Roger Conrad, all of Ripley; three sisters, Mamie Maxwell and Bernadine Daniels, both of Ripley, and Katherine Potter of Henning; a brother, Ray Conrad of Ripley, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 29, 1999
Edition: First

RIPLEY -- George Monroe Cooper, 85, retired farmer, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. Mr. Cooper leaves a sister, Annie Walker of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 11, 1994

RIPLEY - Elsie Lorene Crook, 79, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale after a long illness. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near here. She was a member of Ashport Baptist Church. Mrs. Crook, the widow of Robert Crook, also leaves a daughter, Mary Elder, and three sons, Robert W. Crook, Jack Crook and Charles Crook, all of Ripley; two sisters, Joan Billings of Omaha, Neb., and Rosie Ballard of Ripley, 13 grandchild ren, 19 great-grandchildren and seven stepgrandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 29, 1992

Crook, Harvey O
b 2 Apr 1929 d 21 Apr 1929
parents Robert Crook - Hoskins
cemetery Lightfoot
Garner Funeral Home

Mrs. L.P. Crowder widow
b. 23 Dec. 1850 d. 3 Dec. 1939
f. Neal McLeod b. NC
m. Lodosky Pope b. SC
Lightfoot Cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY -- O. B. Emerson, 62, retired heavy-equipment operator, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near here. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Emerson leaves seven daughters, Beverly Harrell, Lucy Vaughn, Elizabeth Lewis and Marie Midkiff, all of Ripley, Emily Thompson of Savannah, Cynthia Clanton of Halls and Sheila Midkiff of Smithville, Ark.; a son, Alvin Oneal Emerson, a sister, Sally Mayfield, two brothers, Alvin Emerson and Bob Emerson, a half-sister, Mollie Barnes, and two half-brothers, Tommy Barnes and Hank Barnes, all of Ripley, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 2, 1994

Freeman, Mrs Lucile
b 23 Jan 1910 d 9 Jun 1933
f. Woods
m. Waldrop
widow
cemetery Lightfoot
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Fullen, Mrs P J
d 28 Jul 1930
parent Stewart
cemetery Lightfoot
age 84 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home

Glenn, Dr G M
b 3 Oct 1869 d 28 Apr 1930
parents Stephen M Glenn - Lucy Searcy, MS
cemetery Lightfoot
Garner Funeral Home
The sudden death of Dr. S. M. Glenn in his office over City Drug Co., Monday morning about 8 o'clock came as a great surprise to his numerous friends and relatives. Seized with a severe heart attack, he expired before medical aid could reach him. The body was removed to the residence of his sister, Mrs. W. H. Foust and on Tuesday morning was carried to his old home at Lightfoot and laid to rest beside the remains of his wife who preceded him in death many years. Dr. Glenn was 61 years of age, born near Glimp. He is survived by three brothers and three sisters; John Glenn 7 Mrs. W. H. Fouse, both of Ripley; Dave Glenn 7 Mrs. T. E. Barfield, both of Cherry; Mrs. Sallie Cobb, of Memphis; and Will Glenn, of NC; one son, S. M. Glenn, Jr., of Ft. Thomas, KY; and one daughter, Mrs. Parker Johnson, of Ashport. Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday May 2, 1930

HALLS - Sharon Goode, 38, homemaker, died Friday at her home. The cause of death has not been determined. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near there. Mrs. Goode, the wife of Elliott Goode, also leaves two daughters, Nancy McCallister and Katie Logan, both of Ripley; three brothers, Greg Cantrell of Ripley, Jerry Cantrell of Tupelo, Miss., and Steve Cantrell of Plant City, Fla., and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 17, 1995

Grammer, infant son
b 30 Mar 1927 d 1 Apr 1927
parents E H Grammer & Minner
cemetery Lightfoot
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Griffen, Tom Green farmer
14 Oct 1887-21 May 1946
father: Wm GRIFFEN
mother: Addie YARBROUGH
husb of Grace MOORE
cemetery Lightfoot
Halls Funeral Home

Aubrey L. Griggs, who lived near Ashport, died at the Ripley hospital Monday and his remains were laid to rest in the Lightfoot Cemetery Wednesday. His death followed an operation for appendicitis which, it is said, was delayed too long. He was 28 years of age and is survived by his wife, who was Miss Mattie Blanche Pitts, and three children.
Griggs, Aubrey L
b 2 Aug 1896 d 10 Feb 1925
parents J B Griggs, TN & __ Bivens, SC
cemetery Lightfoot
farmer
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Hammond, Mrs Annie
b 2 Aug 1891 d 9 Feb 1933
f. J B Griggs
m. Burns
married
cemetery Lightfoot
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Clyde Haynie, 63, retired farmer, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. Mr. Haynie, the husband of Mavis Stanfield Haynie, also leaves a daughter, Carol Bell, and two sons, Terry Haynie and Tommy Clyde Haynie, all of Ripley; a stepdaughter, Barbara Wright of Halls; two sisters, Lullene Lackey of Ripley and Jean Maxwell of Brownsville; two brothers, Oneal Haynie and Jerry Haynie, both of Ripley, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 5, 2002

RIPLEY - Jerry Haynie, 28, machinist, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near here. Mr. Haynie leaves his mother, Shirley Butler and Clyde Haynie, a sister, Carolyn Gwaltney, and two brothers, Terry Haynie and Tommy Haynie, all of Ripley, and his great- grandmother, Jamie Fogg of Trenton.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 27, 1992

RIPLEY - Annie Mae Hodge, 64, factory worker, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis after a stroke. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near here. Mrs. Hodge, the widow of Clarence Hodge, leaves a daughter, Patsy Meadows of Ripley; three sons, Ray Hodge and Jimmy Hodge, both of Ripley, and Dennis Hodge of Halls; three sisters, Dorothy Robinson of Memphis, Louise Buckner of Halls and Katherine Webb of Ripley; a brother, J. B. Burns of Halls, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 3, 1997

HALLS -- George Riley Hodge, 50, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis of injuries received in a car accident on Aug. 24. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home of Ripley with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near Ripley. Mr. Hodge leaves a daughter, Angela Hodge of Dyersburg; three sons, Kenneth Hodge and James Hodge, both of Dyersburg, and Scott Hodge of Crockett County; his mother, Frances Steiger, and a sister, Martha Cook, bo th of Memphis; a brother, Yules Dewayne Hodge of Nesbit, Miss., and a grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 3, 1994

RIPLEY - Pauline Gibson Hodge, 67, retired factory worker at Todd Manufacturing, died of leukemia Wednesday at Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. She was a member of Henning First Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Hodge, the widow of James Henry Hodge, leaves a daughter, Patricia Hodge Watson, and a son, Tommy Hodge, both of Ripley; a sister, Icie King of Selmer, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 30, 1998

RIPLEY - Mrs. Vivian Kate Hodge, 83, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Hodge, the widow of Thomas Hodge, leaves a daughter, Ms. Martha Hollis of Ripley; a son, Lewis Brown of Ripley; three sisters, Ms. Beatrice Boekeloo and Ms. Martha Boekeloo, both of South Holland, Ill., and Ms. John Lee of Halls; two brothers, Paul Jordan of Halls and Hubert Jordan of South Holland, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 13, 1991

RIPLEY - Georgia Lee Holt, 87, died Thursday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. She was a member of Lightfoot United Methodist Church. Mrs. Holt, the wife of Theo Holt, also leaves a daughter, Anita Hayes of Stanton; three sisters, Lucille Coleman of Iuka, Miss., and Gracie Holt and Betty Patterson, both of Ripley; a brother, Luther Gifford of Blytheville, Ark., three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 15, 1993

Hunter, Charlie
d 13 May 1932 33 yrs old
f. Hunter
m. Griggs
farmer
cemetery Lightfoot
Burgess & Peter Funeral Home

Sadie Younger Hunter
b. 15 Apr 1879 d. 28 Apr 1942
f. J. G. Younger b. Va.
m. Fannie Hart b. Va.
Shelby Co. death
Lightfoot Cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Jack Franklin Johnson, 58, retired security guard, died of cancer Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. A Vietnam War Army veteran, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ashport Baptist Church. Mr. Johnson, the husband of Sandra A. Johnson, also leaves two daughters, Bridgett Johnson of Ripley and Sherry Anderson of Dallas; two sons, Jack Johnson Jr. of Ripley and Chris Lowe of Dallas; his mother, Stella Johnson of Ripley; a sister, Irene Spran, and a brother, Larry Johnson, all of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 29, 1998

RIPLEY - John T. Johnson, 72, security guard, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial at Lightfoot Cemetery near here. He was a member of Ashport Baptist Church and a World War II Navy veteran. Johnson, the husband of Stella Lackey Johnson, also leaves a daughter, Irene Spray of Ripley; two sons, Jack Johnson of Ripley and Larry Johnson of Ripley; five sisters, Mrs. Elmer Lou Bailey of Clarksdale, Miss., Mrs. Clytie Buckner of Tupelo, Miss., Mrs. Dorothy Westbrook of Oxford, Miss., Mrs. Kathryn Poynor of Pontotoc, Miss., and Mrs. Lavern Brasfield of Montgomery, Ala.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 26, 1990

RIPLEY -- Harold Leon Lackey, 68, retired farmer, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near here. Mr. Lackey, the husband of Lillie Mae Horton Lackey, also leaves two daughters, Glenda Sue Shelby of Addison, Ala., and Mary Ann Horton of Baileyton, Ala.; two sons, Billy Wayne Smith of Arley, Ala., and Danny Lackey of Vinemont, Ala.; six sisters, Stella Johnson, Bernice Haynie, Dorothy Clark, Shirley Butler and Mary Griggs, all of Ripley, and Opal Bell of Chicago, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 5, 1994

Vader T. Lightfoot
b. 30 Jun 1883 d. 25 Dec 1941
f. W. C. Lightfoot b. Ala
m. Bragg
Lightfoot Cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Lightfoot, Wm A
d 29 Jan 1930
d Blytheville, AR, 69 yrs old
cemetery Lightfoot
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Maguerite Chism Little, 83, homemaker, died of pneumonia Dec. 29 at Marina Hospital in Los Angeles. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lightfoot Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Little, the wife of George Little, also leaves a sister, Lagene Parker of Chatsworth, Calif.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 9, 1998
Edition: First

RIPLEY - Freeda Irene Beegle Mann, 83, retired restaurant owner, died of pneumonia Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near here. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Mrs. Mann, the widow of Jesse F. Mann, leaves a daughter, Bertie Rhoads of Henning, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 11, 1997

Mrs. Mary Frances "Fannie" Matthews, 96, half-sister of Elmer Braden and Mrs. Abby Roberson, both of Ripley, died Thursday of last week in her home at 1276 Overton Park, Memphis, the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Meter. She was the widow of Robert MATTHEWS. Services were last Friday in Lightfoot Methodist Church, burial in church cemetery.
THE LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, FRIDAY MAY 31, 1968

Mrs. Maggie Pope McKinley, 56, of Central, died at 11:45 a.m. last Friday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered a week earlier. Services were Sunday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. Born in Jackson, she moved to Lauderdale County 12 years ago. She leaves her husband, John E. McKinley; her sons, J. C. McKinley and Jack McKinley, both of Ripley and J. R. McKinley, of Memphis; her daughters, Mrs. Della Barnard, Mrs. Lillie Prater and Miss Linda McKinley, all of Ripley, Mrs. Elsie HOLLAND, of Covington, Mrs. Shirley DEVERS, of Randolph, and Mrs. Norma MILLER, Mrs. Frances Johnson, and Miss Sandra McKinley, all of Memphis; her brothers, Jodie POPE and Ernest Pope, both of Jackson; and her sisters, Mrs. Tammy McCain and Mrs. Ella Mae Collins, both of Jackson.
THE LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, FRIDAY APRIL 5, 1968

RIPLEY - Minnie L. Midkiff, 55, homemaker, died Monday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. She was a member of Hutcherson Chapel Church of God. Mrs. Midkiff, the widow of Steve Midkiff, leaves a daughter, Amy Midkiff of Ripley; four sisters, Inez Webb of Ripley, Frances Thomas of Somerville, and Mary Burse and Martha Davis, both of Halls, and two brothers, David Blakely of Ripley and Fred Blakely of Henning.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 10, 2004

RIPLEY - Robert E. Lee Midkiff, 74, retired farmer, died of heart failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near Ripley. He was a member of Lightfoot Methodist Church. Mr. Midkiff, the husband of Dorothy Mai Silvester Midkiff, also leaves four daughters, Shirley Becker, Carloyn Adkerson and Brenda Crowder, all of Ripley, and Jean Dawson of Halls; eight sons, Bobby Midkiff, Joe Midkiff, Larry Midkiff, Phillip Midkiff, Lynn Midkiff and Rickey Midkiff all of Ripley, Herman Midkiff of Gates and Wyman Midkiff of Halls; a sister, Margaret Vaughn, and two brothers, Jack H. Midkiff and John F. Midkiff, all of Ripley, 38 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 19, 1999

RIPLEY -- Stella Mai Midkiff, 86, died Friday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near here. Mrs. Midkiff, the widow of John Midkiff, leaves a daughter, Margaret Vaughn, and three sons, Bob Midkiff, Pete Midkiff and Jack Midkiff, all of Ripley, 26 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 16, 1993

RIPLEY - Steve F. Midkiff, 46, petroleum mechanic, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. Mr. Midkiff, the husband of Minnie Midkiff, also leaves a daughter, Amy Midkiff; his parents, Faye and Pete Midkiff; a sister, Dianne Apperson, and a brother, Ronnie O'Neal Midkiff, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 5, 2002

Mrs. Octavia Miller widow
b. 22 Jan. 85 years 3 mo. 11 days
Lightfoot cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 199

RIPLEY - Adelina Diana Minner, 83, of Franklin, formerly of Ripley, retired hospital employee, died of respiratory failure Saturday at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. Mrs. Minner, the wife of John C. Minner, also leaves two daughters, Janice C. Eddlemon of Benton, Ark., and Rita Sue Warner of Franklin; two sons, Rodger C. Minner of Independence, Mo., and Calvin R. Minner of Franklin, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorials be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 23, 1999

Minner, Doris
stillborn 4 Oct 1928
parents R C Minner & Zula Jones
cemetery Lightfoot
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Ethel Marie Minner, 58, homemaker, died Friday at Lexington Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. She was a member of Ashport Baptist Church. Mrs. Minner, the wife of James F. Minner, also leaves two sons, Timothy B. Minner and Kenneth F. Minner, both of Ripley; a sister, Shirley Wicker of Dyersburg; two brothers, Dillard Mooney and David Mooney, both of Steele, Mo., and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 18, 2004

RIPLEY - James Foster Minner, 87, retired cotton ginner, died of heart failure Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. He was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Ashport Baptist Church. Mr. Minner, the husband of Louise King Minner, also leaves two daughters, Dorothy Kiestler and Ruby Minner, and a son, Jimmy Minner, all of Ripley; a brother, J. C. Minner of Franklin, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 16, 2000

Minner, Zula
d 6 Oct 1928
parents Ed Jones - Whitson
w/o R C
cemetery Lightfoot
19 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Lillie Fullen Moore, 84, homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Moore, the widow of Bassar C. Fullen, leaves two daughters, Doris S. Osteen and Nancy K. Lovelace, both of Ripley; a son, Spencer C. Fullen of Germantown; a sister, Myrna L. Moore of Munford, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 20, 1999

RIPLEY - Emma Louise Morris, 77, homemaker, died Wednesday at Lauderdale Community Living Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Mrs. Morris, the widow of Melvin Paul Morris, leaves three daughters, Pamela Levels, Lola Burch and Brenda Walls, all of Ripley; a son, M. Paul Morris Jr. of Osceola, Ark., 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 20, 2003

RIPLEY - Melvin Paul Morris, 78, retired farmer, died of heart failure Thursday at Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near Ripley. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Morris, the husband of Emma Louise Morris, also leaves four daughters, Brenda Walls of Ripley, Lola Burch and Pam Levels, both of Dyersburg, and Nancy Barron of Clifton, N.J.; a son, Melvin Paul Morris Jr. of Osceola, Ark.; a sister, Lela Rush of Somerville; a brother, Buddy Morris of California, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 25, 1999

Mrs. Downing Newman
b. 23 May 1915 d. 31 march 1935
f. W. C. Conrad
m. Annie Jones b.Ky.
Shelby Co. death
Lightfoot Cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 186

George R. Osteen, Jr., 75, retired as an Air Force pilot, died Thursday of last week in his home at 5252 Lightfoot-Luckett Rd., near Ripley. Rites were held Saturday in the Garner Funeral Home, with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. He was a member of Lightfoot United Methodist Church. He leaves his wife, Doris Savillah Fullen Osteen; daughters, Beth Kiestler, of Ripley, Debbie Green, of Flippin, Ark., and Terri Kurlan, of McKinney, Tex.; step-sons, Burrell Lynn Kissell and Tim M. Kissell, of Ripley; sisters, Charlotte Shelton, of Tulsa, Okla., and Nancy Casper, of Austin, Tex.; 11 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee, January 10, 2008

Owen, infant daughter
b 31 Mar d 10 Apr 1923
parents J A Owen & Lizzie Webb
cemetery Lightfoot
Burgess & Peters

Wilson H. Oxford, 85, of Atoka, Tenn., formerly of Memphis, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington, Tenn. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Millington Church of the Nazarene, where he was a member, with burial at 1 p.m. Friday at Light Foot Cemetery in Ripley, Tenn. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel has charge. Mr. Oxford was the widower of Daisy Oxford.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 9, 1992

RIPLEY - Calvin E. Pittman, 63, farmer, died Monday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis after an auto accident. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. He was a Korean War Army veteran and a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church. Mr. Pittman leaves two daughters, Tina Dillingham and Darla Best; two sons, Alan Clay Pittman and Kenneth Lee Pittman, and two brothers, J. W. Pittman and Lynn Pittman, all of Ripley, and eight grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 20, 1995

A. C. Pitts
b. 2 Feb. 1860 d. 1 Feb. 1935
Lightfoot Cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home


RIPLEY - Montine Pitts, 86, retired nurse's aide, died of heart failure Tuesday at Ripley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. She was a member of Eastland Baptist Church and the Do-Sew Club. Mrs. Pitts, the widow of Joe Pitts, leaves two daughters, Hilda Sweatt of Memphis and Kitty Jones of Ripley; a son, David Pitts of Ripley; a sister, Celeste Wilkins of Knoxville; a brother, Joe B. Osteen of Ripley, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 4, 1998

RIPLEY - Judy Tims Prater, 50, teacher's aid, died of cancer Friday at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. Mrs. Prater, the wife of William Prater, also leaves a daughter, Kristine Dianne Craig of Coldwater; two sons, Aaron Lee Carroll and William Vaughan, both of Gates; a sister, Kay Bohanon of Ripley; two brothers, Jeff Tims of Somerville, S.C., and Pete Tims of Running Springs, Calif., and a granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 24, 1998

Mrs. Mattie Blanch Quarles
b. 20 Aug. 1901 d. 5 Sept. 1934
f. A. C. Pitts b. Tn
m. Mattie C. Myers b. Mo.
wife of L. E.
Shelby Co. death
Lightfoot Cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 112

Roberson, Wm Francis
b 27 Nov 1863 d 19 Oct 1930
F. J D Roberson
M. Braden
cemetery Lightfoot
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Alice Marie Rogers, 78, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at Methodist Healthcare-North in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. She was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church. Mrs. Rogers, the widow of C. E. Rogers, leaves a daughter, Janet Halfacre; a son, David Floyd, and a brother, J. B. Walker, all of Memphis, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 28, 2001

William Hunter Smith
widower, farmer
b 11 Feb 1869 d. 9 Feb 1942
Lightfoot Cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

James Edward Spoon
b. 22 Dec.1934 d. 29 Jan. 1935
f. Louis Spoon
m. Walker
Lightfoot Cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 156

Bill Stevens
RIPLEY -- Bill Stephens, 67, retired farmer, died Friday of cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near Ripley. Mr. Stephens, the husband of Shirley Fortner Stephens, also leaves three daughters, Virginia Midgett and Mary Lou Mount, both of Ripley, and Betty Jean Hammock of Dyersburg; two sons, Charles Franklin Stephens and Danny Oneal Stephens, and a stepdaughter, Darlene Crowder, all of Ripley; three stepsons, Johnny Ray Sylvester of Obion, and James Galvin Sylvester and Scott Sylvester, both of Ripley; a brother, William Stephens of Ripley, 13 grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 26, 1994

RIPLEY - Hilda Mae Sweatt, 69, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. She was a member of Leaclair Baptist Church in Memphis. Mrs. Sweatt, the wife of Prentiss Sweatt, also leaves a daughter, Vera Montine Sweatt of Memphis, a sister, Kitty Jones and a brother, David Pitts, both of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 26, 1999

Mrs. Katie Lou Minner Tims, 65, died Tuesday in her home at Ashport. Services were Thursday in Lightfoot Methodist Church, burial in church cemetery. She leaves her husband, Edgar Tims; her son, James H. Tims, of Fortana, Calif.; her sisters, Mrs. Jerome Craig and Mrs. Fred Harrison, both of Ripley; and her brothers, Foster Minner, of Ripley, J. C. Minner and Bernice Minner, both of Memphis
THE LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1968

Wakefield, Albert
b 5 Dec 1880 d 27 Dec 1928
parent T N Wakefield
cemetery Lightfoot
Shelby Co death
Garner Funeral Home

Mrs. Maggie Griggs Wakefield, 82, of Luckett, died at 4:35 p.m. Thursday of last week in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered Jan. 13th. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, she was a member of Luckett Methodist Church, the widow of Albert Wilbur Wakefield, Luckett farmer, who died in 1928. She leaves her son, Rudell Wakefield, of Ripley; her daughters, Mrs. Pearl Osteen and Mrs. Elmer Conrad, both of Ripley; her brother, Wiley Griggs and her sister, Mrs. J. C. Wakefield Sr., both of Ripley.
THE LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1968

Walker, Edward B
d 4 Oct 1933 53 yrs old
farmer, married
cemetery Lightfoot
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Williams, Henry Jones
b 22 Oct 1850 d 24 Mar 1928
parents David Williams, KY - Martha Mitchell
cemetery Lightfoot
Burgess & Peters

Williams, infant son
d 12 Dec 1932 stillborn
f. Marvin Williams
m. Lucille Davis
cemetery Lightfoot
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY -- Donna Fay Wilson, 39, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. She was a member of Eastland Baptist Church. Mrs. Wilson, the wife of Danny Wesley Wilson, also leaves a daughter, Lisa Marie Ballard, and a son, John Wesley Ballard, both of Henning; her father and stepmother, Bill and Shirley Stephens of Ripley; three sisters, Virginia Midgett and Mary Lou Mount, both of Ripley, and Betty Jean Hamrick of Unionville; and two brothers, Charles Stephens and Danny Stephens, both of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 10, 1994

GATES - Eva L. Wilson, 69, janitor for Lauderdale County School System, died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson, the wife of Woodrow Wilson, also leaves two daughters, Kathy Manley and Sheila Wilson, and a son, Danny Wilson, all of Gates; three sisters, Viola Campbell of Boliver, Lena Whittemore of Millington and Elizabeth Sanders of Ripley; a half-brother, Floyd Creasy of Providence, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 31, 2003

Younger, infant sons
stillborn 6 Aug 1929
parents Wm Younger & __ Black
cemetery Lightfoot
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - J. W. Younger, 84, retired farmer, died Saturday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Lightfoot Cemetery near here. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Mr. Younger, the husband of Mary Peterson Younger, also leaves a daughter, Jane Conrad of Ripley, and a son, Jeffrey Younger, both of Ripley; a sister, Montine Ullrich of Memphis, six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 18, 1994

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