OBITUARIES of some of those interred in
Maplewood Cemetery

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Catherine E. Jackson
Jackson, C E widow of W H
b 24 May 1844 d 3 Dec 1927
parents Wm E Palmer, VA & Minson, VA
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home Burgess & Peters

J. K. P. Jackson
Jackson, James K Polk
b 10 Jun 1842 d 29 May 1925
parents James D Jackson, Va & ____ Wright, MA
farmer
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home Burgess & Peters

William H. Jackson
The death of W. H. Jackson, which occurred at his home near Ripley early yesterday morning, removes a valued citizen and an old landmark of Lauderdale County. He came to this county in 1865.He served several years as clerk of the county court and for a long time was a prominent merchant here. He served with honor and distinction as a Confederate soldier and died as brave as he fought. The funeral services will take place today at 10 o'clock at the Methodist Church, burial in Maplewood
Cemetery.

Robinson D. Jenkins
Robin D. JENKINS, 63, for many years one of Ripley's leading druggists, died at his home Thursday at about 9 0'clock after a lingering illness of several months duration. Funeral Services were conducted Friday afternoon at the family residence. Interment took place in Maplewood Cemetery. He was a lifelong Member of the Methodist Church. The deceased is survived by his wife; three children; Misses Frances JENKINS and Mary Brandon JENKINS and James C. JENKINS, all of Ripley; one brother, Rev. J. Mack JENKINS and one sister, Mrs. HAMILTON, of Ark.
THE HENNING PROGRESS, LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN THURSDAY OCTOBER 18,1928

Johnson, Rhea A
d 31 Oct 1927
parents W B Johnson & Maclin
acute appendicitis
mechanic
married
Shelby Co death
Cemetery Maplewood
Funeral home Burgess & Peters

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 9, 2004

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 two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 5, 2004

Johnston, John R
b 23 Mar 1848 d 17 Jan 1929
James Johnston, NC - Faucett, NC
Cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

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 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 16, 2004

Johnston, Miss Verna
d 24 Feb 1924
parent J A Johnston
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Hattie Keller
MRS. HARRIET ELLA JOHNSON KELLER--wife of J. A. KELLER, farmer and former Ripley policeman, died Tuesday in her home at Arp. She was 77.Services were in Grace Baptist Church, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She was born at Golddust. She also leaves a son, JAMES E. KELLER, Sr., of Ripley; a brother, EARL JOHNSON, of Memphis; two sisters, MRS.ROSA DAVIS, of Ripley, and Mrs. LOUIS T. GARRETT, of Benoit, Miss.; and two grandchildren, JAMES E. KELLER, Jr., and MISS HARRIET KELLER, both of Ripley.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE RIPLEY, TENNESSEE FRIDAY MAY 13,1966

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 30, 1998

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, Ark.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1968

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 14, 1997

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 choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 21, 1990

Kirkpatrick, Sue w/o T C
b 3 Aug 1850 d 13 Jun 1928
d. MO
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

H.C. Klutts
Klutts, Henry C
b 1884 d 13 Feb 1929
parents R C Klutts - Maness
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

Saphronia G. Klutts
The death of Mrs. R. C. Klutts, which occurred in Jackson at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, following an operation in Crook's Sanatorium, was indeed a shock to the people of Ripley, among whom she had lived for 60 years, and who esteemed her as one of our city's most loveable, consecrated Christian women. Mrs. Klutts had been on a visit to her daughters, Mrs. Harris Brown and Mrs. B. M. Elam, in Jackson for the past month. She became suddenly ill early Wednesday morning and steadily grew worse, when she was taken to the sanatorium in a final effort to save her life. Deceased was a prominent member of the Ripley Baptist Church and was
the widow of the late R. C. Klutts, who up to the time of his death about two years ago, was for many years a leading citizen, merchant and banker in Ripley. Besides her two daughters, Mrs. Klutts is survived by five sons; Will A. Klutts of Miami, Fla., Henry Klutts of Iowa, Alonza, Robert and Broadus Klutts, all of Ripley. Mrs. Klutts was born near Selmer in McNairy County and was 64 years of age at the time of her death. Her maiden name was Sophronia Maness, moving to Lauderdale County with her parents when a mere child. Only one brother of her immediate family survives, Mr. Mack Maness, of Ripley. As we go to press Thursday afternoon, the remains were scheduled to arrive in Ripley on the evening train. Final arrangements for the funeral have not been made awaiting the arrival of the children. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee, Friday February 27th,1925

Kobb, M. Rudolf
10/21/1928--5/4/1985
father Phillip KOOB
mother Marie VOLTE
husband of Charlotte
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home MALEY-YARBROUGH

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 11, 1998

Eddie Land Wardlaw Lackey
The hearts of the people of Ripley were saddened last Monday when a message came from Battle Creek, Mich. that Mrs. W.C. Lackey had passed away at 3 o’clock that morning. Accompanied by her son, Dr. Joe B. Lackey, she had gone to the noted Mayo Bros. for treatment and operation for goiter and had been under their observation about two weeks. This, however, was her second visit there, as on the first occasion several months ago it was found she was not physically able to stand the operation. Returning home her condition gradually grew worse, and her loved ones realized that it was only a question of her life being prolonged a few months or a successful operation. On last Friday she chose the latter alternative in the hope that she might be restored to health and strength, and was recovering nicely from the operation when her heart, weakened by long illness, failed to do its part and the end came quickly. Deceased was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.N. Wardlaw, who were among the first settlers in Ripley, and her grandfather, Hon. Joseph Wardlaw, gave the ground upon which the first Methodist church-- a log structure--was erected in our town. She was born Dec. 12, 1862 and spent her entire life here among our people whose love for her knew no bounds. As Miss Eddie Lane Wardlaw, she was married to Dr. W.K. Lackey on Dec. 8, 1881, and this happy union continued until March 1922 when the dear husband was called to his reward. Of the four children born to this union, one daughter was taken at the age of 12 years, and two sons and one daughter are left to mourn their loss; Dr. Joe B. Lackey and Mr. W.K. Lackey Jr. of Ripley, and Mrs. L.M. Kirkpatrick of Memphis; also one brother and two sisters, Mr. Joe Bass Wardlaw and Mrs. Thomas Steele Sr. of Ripley, and Mrs. M.d. Holloway of Colorado Springs, Cob. The funeral service was conducted at the home Wednesday morning at 10:30 by her pastor, Dr. F.H. Peeples. The remains were laid to rest in Maplewood cemetery. Those from Memphis attending the last sad rites were Mr. Sid Wardlaw and niece Miss Laura Wardlaw, Miss Charlie Henning and Mrs. Burns.

Joseph Bascom Lackey
RIPLEY PHYSICIAN DIES. Dr. Joe B. LACKEY died of a heart attack early Monday at Baptist Hospital, Memphis, where he became a patient June 23rd. He was 62. A son of the late Dr. William K. and Eddie L. WARDLAW LACKEY, he was born in Ripley and spent his entire life here. He attended Medical School at Vanderbilt, spent two years as an intern in Bellevue Hospital, New York City. Returning to Ripley, he began the practice of medicine with his father. After the death of his father in 1922, he opened his own office. He leaves a brother, William K. LACKEY, a money order clerk at the Ripley Post Office; a sister, Mrs. Lucillus KIRKPATRICK. Services in the First Methodist Church,burial in Maplewood cemetery.
THE HALLS GRAPHIC, HALLS, TENNESSEE
FRIDAY JUNE 28, 1946

Lassiter, Marjorie Ann
b 28 Feb 1927 d 17 Mar 1927
parents Austin Lassiter & Floy Norvell
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home Burgess & Peters

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 1, 2004

Lawrence, James E
b 10 Jun 1867 d 9 Feb 1929
parents T R B Lawrence - Scrimpshire
b. England
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

Lightfoot, Walter
b 28 Jan 1895 d 24 Dec 1928
A C Lightfoot - Nora Alston
divorced
cause of death coronary
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

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.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 15, 2003

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.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE RIPLEY,TENNESSEE, JANUARY 19,1968

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.
THE LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE RIPLEY,TENNESSEE January 16,1997

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.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. B.F. Blackmon and Rev. George Johnston at the home Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, and the remains were laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery. Bro. Johnston, who had known the deceased since infancy, paid a beautiful tribute to her pure Christian life and character. Miss Jennie had been a sufferer for many years. In company with her mother, she first visited the sanitarium at Boulder, Colo., remaining some time before she went to Dallas, where she had been several months prior to her death.

McKinney, Collin S
b 21 Apr 1850 d 12 Feb 1930
parents Colin McKinney - Matilda Shepard
d Madison, NJ
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

McKinney, Francis W
d 25 Nov 1927
47 yrs old
Md death
Cemetery Maplewood
Funeral home Burgess & Peters

Ripley - Lexie Hamby McMahan, 92. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2006 at Maplewood Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 5, 2006

Mamie Lee Meacham
Meacham, Mrs M E
b 19 Aug 1857 d 23 Mar 1929
parents J B Lee, VA - Fannie McDaniel, MS
b MS
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

Miller, Mrs Cora Graham
b 12 Nov 1857 d 4 Jan 1929
parents John W Graham, NC - Dalton, NC
Helena, AR
Cause of death Pneumonia
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

Frances Anderson Miller
The many friends of Mrs. Fannie Anderson MILLER, wife of Hon. W. B. MILLER, prominent Ripley banker, were grieved to learn of her sudden death at the Methodist Hospital, Memphis Wednesday night, after suffering a stroke. Mrs. MILLER was born at Franklin, Tenn., December 29, 1846. She was a member of the Church of Christ and lived a loyal devouted life to her Master. On june 6, 1888, she was married to Mr. MILLER and had resided here since that time. She is survived by her husband, W. R. MILLER; and two children, Dr. W. R. MILLER, Jr., of Brownsville, and Mrs. R. M. PRICHARD, of Ripley. The funeral was held at the Church of Christ Thursday afternoon, conducted by Elder H. I. COPELAND, assisted by Rev. GREEN & Rev. TAYLOR. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery. The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday April 1, 1932

Myrtle Sutton Miller
A beautiful life came to a close on Sunday evening, April 17, when the spirit of Myrtle Mai, beloved wife of William Daniel MILLER was called away to be present with the Lord. At the age of 16 years, she accepted the Lord as her Saviour and was a member of the Church of Christ. It was in her pleasant home in Tipton County that she breathed her last; less than a year after leaving her home in Lauderdale County. The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. She was laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Julian SUTTON, born November 4, 1899. She was married May 3, 1931. The following sisters and brothers survive: Mrs. Wm. Clyde SUTTON, of Memphis, Murchison SUTTON, of Curve, Mrs. G. V. ANDERSON, of Gates, Julian SUTTON and Robert SUTTON, both of Curve, Chas. V. SUTTON, of Memphis and Miss Daisy Dean SUTTON, of Curve.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday April 22, 1932

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.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Annie Tucker Moore
Moore, Mrs Gordon S
b 15 Sep 1880 d 20 Dec 1929
parents Wm Tucker, VA & Annie Watkins, TN
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

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.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 1968

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.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, MAY 4th,1923

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.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Moriarty, Vassar H h/o Leleah B
b 14 Mar 1898 d 19 Aug 1927
parents Vassar P Moriarty, MS & Bessie Barbee
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home Burgess & Peters

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