OBITUARIES of some of those interred in
William H. Jackson
Robinson D. Jenkins
Henning - Sarah Walker Johnson, 90, retired
teacher, died Friday at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in
Ripley with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She was an organist and Sunday school teacher at Henning
Methodist Church and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority.
Ripley - Harvey Banks Johnston, 88, retired
from the Department of Human Services, died Thursday at Millington Healthcare. Services will
be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial
in Maplewood Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Daughters of the
American Revolution, National Society of Magna Carta Dames and a graduate of Rhodes College.
Mrs. Johnston, the widow of Joe A. Anderson, leaves a daughter, Banksie Flanagan of Bartlett;
two sons, Joe A. Johnston Jr. of Knoxville and Jimmy Johnston of Ripley, six grandchildren and
RIPLEY - T. C. Johnston, 83, retired meat manager
for Fred Montesi's, died Thursday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral
Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of Macedonia
Baptist Church and a former deacon at Harmontown Baptist Church. Mr. Johnston, the widower of
Jon Ellen Johnston, leaves a son, Ewell 'Buddy' Johnston of Halls, five grandchildren and seven
RIPLEY - George Everett Kiestler, 87,
retired farmer, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services
will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He was a
member of Marys Chapel Baptist Church here. Mr. Kiestler, the husband of Minnie Lee Kiestler,
also leaves two daughters, Patricia Ann Payne of Olive Branch, Miss., and Debbie Ferrer of Bartlett;
two sons, George Russell Kiestler and Everett Lynn Kiestler, both of Ripley; three sisters,
Annie Bartlett of Simi Valley, Calif., Lila Bartlett of Beuna Park, Calif., and Essie Buress
of Sebastopol, Calif.; a brother, James Kiestler of Ripley, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Viola Taylor Kirk, 59, of 1940 Felix, Memphis,
died last Friday in Methodist Hospital Hospital, Memphis which she entered about five weeks
earlier after a stroke. Services were Sunday in Maplewood Cemetery. Born in Lauderdale County,
she had lived in Memphis for many years. She leaves her sister, Mrs. Mattie REYNOLDS, of Paradise,
RIPLEY - Catherine Marie Kirkpatrick,
67, homemaker, died of respiratory failure Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, where she was a member,
with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Business
and Professional Women and Daughters of the American Revolution. She leaves a daughter, Cathy
Dean of Laurel, Miss.; a son, Rick Kirkpatrick of Ripley, and a grandchild.
BOBO - Mrs. Geraldine Lackey Kirkpatrick,
96, of Bobo, formerly of Ripley, Tenn., died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home of Ripley with burial in Maplewood
Cemetery there. She was a member of Ripley First United Methodist Church and First United Methodist
Church in Clarksdale. Mrs. Kirkpatrick, the widow of L. M. Kirkpatrick, leaves a daughter, Ms.
E'Lane Bobo of Bobo; two sons, L. M. Kirkpatrick Jr. of Ripley and Joe L. Kirkpatrick of Memphis,
nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials
be sent to Baddour Center of Senatobia, Flowers Manor of Clarksdale or the charity of the donor's
Saphronia G. Klutts
RIPLEY - Adam Thomas Kohn, 90, retired merchant,
died of cancer Tuesday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley First Presbyterian
Church, where he was a member, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home here has
charge. He was a World War II Army veteran, a Mason and a member of the Rotary Club. Mr. Kohn,
the widower of Havilah Wilson Kohn and Lila Wilson Kohn, leaves a stepdaughter, June Montgomery
of Nashville; a niece who cared for him, Delaine Kelly of Memphis, and three stepgrandchildren.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorials be made to Ripley First Presbyterian
Church, the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.
Eddie Land Wardlaw Lackey
Joseph Bascom Lackey
RIPLEY - Ray L. Latham, 23, sheet metal roofer, died
Sunday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood
Cemetery. Mr. Latham, the husband of Wendy Latham, also leaves a daughter, Cristin Phillips
of Brighton; his mother and stepfather, Deanna and Anthony Rollins of Ripley; his father and
stepmother, Rickey and Annie Bizzle Latham of Halls; a sister, Krystal Latham Shelby of Knoxville;
his grandparents, Mary Moore of Ripley, Rachel Latham of Millington, and his great-grandmother,
Dorothy Reno of Ripley.
RIPLEY - Dr. Robert S. Maclin Jr., 89, retired
dentist, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday
at Ripley First Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and Sunday school teacher, with
burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Maclin, the widower of Elizabeth
Craig Maclin, leaves a daughter, Anne Mehrling of Stony Brook, N.Y.; a son, Rev. Robert Maclin
III of Latta, S.C., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bessie Graves Majors, 85, of Ripley,
died at 1:15 p.m. last Friday in Baptist Hospital in Memphis, which she entered January 3rd
with a fracture suffered in a fall in the Lauderdale County Nursing Home. Services were Sunday
in First Baptist Church in Ripley, of which she was a member. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Her husband, Herbert L. MAJORS, died in 1918. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Hilda CRAIG, of Ripley
and two grandchildren, Mrs. James R. FITZHUGH and John Ed CRAIG, both of Ripley.
Dove Malone, 89, retired bank teller for Farmers
Union Banking Ripley, died Friday of heart disease, in Regency Nursing Center in Clarksville,
Texas. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley; Clarksville Funeral
Home in charge, assisted by Yarbrough Funeral Home. She leaves her son, Charles of Clarksville,
two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Eli Zebulon Martin was born in 1851 to Lucinda Shoemake and Zebulon Martin. He was raised by step-father W. A. Mahan after the death of his father, and mother Lucinda's remarriage, across the river from Lauderdale County, in Mississippi County, Arkansas before returning to Tennessee as a young man to work and soon marry Ellen Louise Willliams of Ripley. Schooled in business, he was a haberdasher and dry goods merchant and traveling salesman throughout western Tennessee. He raised plantation ponies part time on his Henning farm. He was father to four daughters, Beulah, Lillias, Albertha and Juanita and one son, Eli Van Louis Martin. Another son died in infancy. He died at Baptist Hospital in Memphis in 1919, and is buried at Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, Tennessee.
Ellen Louise Williams Martin at home in Ripley, Tennessee. Ellen was one of the nine David and Elvyann Williams children, and was born in 1855. She married Eli Martin in a May Day celebration in 1878. Eventual mother to five children who survived into adulthood, she spent her time between her home in Ripley and her husband's farm in Henning. An avid gardener, she is often photographed among her gardens. Known universally as Mama and Papa Martin, they were very active in community, church and social affairs in Lauderdale County. Her brother Robert A. Williams was three times elected Mayor of Ripley. She died suddenly of a stroke in 1915, and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley.
The remains of Miss Jennie Mays, eldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Mays, arrived home Tuesday night from Dallas, Texas, accompanied by her
mother, two brothers, Brooks and Fulbright, and sister, Bessie, who had been attending her bedside.
Frances Anderson Miller
Myrtle Sutton Miller
Katherine Larimore Montague, 82, of
Ripley, died Monday, Jan. 7, at Asbury Cove Assisted Living Facility. Services were at 1 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 10, at First United Methodist Church with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Garner
Funeral Home had charge. She leaves a brother and sister-in law, Charles A Montague Jr. and
Ruth Hoyt Montague of Memphis; a half sister-in-law, Nadine Wilson Sutton of Urbana, Ill.; a
niece, Carol Montague Stokes of Memphis; two nephews, Robert M. Montague and David H. Montague
both of Memphis; two half nephews, Brett Sutton of Aurora, Ill., and Jeff Sutton of Warwick,
R.I.; 13 great nieces and nephews; and her loving family at Asbury Cove Assisted Living Facility.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Ripley where she was a member of the choir.
Ms. Montague was preceded in death by her half-sister, Harriett Sutton Fergason of Ripley and
Her half-brother, Joe C. Sutton of Urbana, Ill. The family requests that any memorials be sent
to Ripley First United Methodist Church or the Lauderdale County Library.
Henry Clarence Moore, 81, retired farmer
of Glimp, died Thursday in Lauderdale County Nursing Home. Services were Friday in Ripley Funeral
Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his brothers, J. N. Moore, of Ripley, and E. D.
Moore, of Memphis; his sisters, Mrs. J. C. Doyle, of Ripley and Mrs. P. T. Arwood, of Glimp.
Mr. T. F. Moore (b. 29 Aug 1859 d. 3 May 1923 son of
Sallie and David C. Moore) died at his home near Ripley Wednesday night after a lingering illness
of Bright's Disease and heart trouble. He will be buried Friday morning in Maplewood Cemetery.
E. Diane Mooring, 54, of Ripley, homemaker, died
of heart failure on Sunday, Jan. 13, at Covington Manor. Services will be Friday, Jan. 18, at
2 p.m., at Maley-Yarbrough Chapel in Covington with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Mooring,
the wife of James “Jim” W. Mooring of Ripley, leaves three sons, Larry D. Risner
of Osceola, Ark., William A. Risner of St. Louis, Mo., and Jeremy W. Risner of Millington; two
daughters, Katina Dale of Cauthersville, Mo., and Christy L. Johnson of Ripley; a stepdaughter,
Jessica L Mooring of Indianapolis, Ind.; three brothers, Jimmy Dale Roberson of Cedar Hill,
Tenn., Kenneth Roberson of Phoenix, Ariz., and David Roberson of El Mirage, Ariz.; three sisters,
Agnes Miller of Springfield, Mo., Becky Mandosa of Coolidge, Ariz., and Beverly Wilson of Casagrande,
Ariz.; and 10 grandchildren. Mrs. Mooring was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Roberson.
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