OBITUARIES of some of those interred in
Maplewood Cemetery

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Pneumonia Wednesday proved fatal to Mrs. Leila C. Nagle, teacher of the 6-2 grade at Maury School in Memphis. Mrs. NAGLE died at 7:30 a. m. at her home, 1259 South Barksdale. She was stricken Sunday, but went to school Monday out of loyalty to her pupils. She had taught at Maury for nine years, joining the school shortly after moving to Memphis from Ripley, following the death of her husband, W. T. NAGLE. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Memphis and an ardent worker in the Character Builders Bible Class. She leaves one son, Mr. Gerald NAGLE; and a sister, Mrs. F. C. STOLTZ, both of of reside in that city. Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the residence, the body was then taken to Ripley Methodist Church for services and interrment in Maplewood Cemetery. She was the daughter of the late R. T. COLEMAN, of Woodville.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday March 18, 1932

Lauren T. Nelson
T. L. (Wiggly) Nelson, 82, retired Ripley dry goods merchant and former alderman who had been chairman of the Lauderdale County Democratic executive Committee for several years and was a member of the city’s Gas and Water Board, died about 1 p.m. Thursday of last week in Lauderdale County Hospital, after several weeks’ illness. Services were at 3:30 p.m. Friday in his church, First Methodist, whose official board served as honorary pallbearers. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Ripley Funeral Home in charge. He was a Mason and member of the Eastern Star. He was a colonel of Gov. Buford Ellington’s staff. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Girlean Chandler Nelson; three step-daughters, Mrs. Willie Lee Allen, of Ripley, and Mrs. Betty C. Mannon and Mrs. Martha C. Anderson, both of Bolivar; a sister, Mrs. Laura Osteen, of Ripley; and seven step–grandchildren.
The Halls Graphic
Friday, June 9, 1972

RIPLEY - James Willard Norvell, 88, retired judge, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ripley First Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and a member of Ripley Exchange Club, Ripley Masonic Lodge 630 and Ripley Shrine Club. Mr. Norvell, the husband of Gloria Mitchell Norvell, also leaves three daughters, Kim Cook of Childress, Texas, and Beth Conrad and Paula Crihfield, both of Ripley; a sister, Grace Robbins of Alamo, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 7, 2004

Kittie Susan Kee Noyes, 88, of Memphis, homemaker, died Tuesday in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, Tenn., with memorial services at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and Magna Charta Dames, a volunteer for Memphis Veterans Medical Center for 17 years and a precinct election judge for 30 years. Mrs. Noyes, the widow of Ralph Lay Noyes, leaves two sons, Ralph Kee Noyes and Garnett Randolph Noyes, both of Memphis; three sisters, Nellie Ricks of St. Louis, Janet Thomas of Mountain Brook, Ala., and Lucille Nelson of Vancouver, Wash., and a grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 3, 2005

RIPLEY - Hugh Stewart Nunn, 90, retired rural carrier and farmer, died of emphysema Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Mr. Nunn, the widower of Corolea Lewis Nunn, leaves a daughter, Norma Nunn Stephenson, and a son, Dr. Stewart Lewis Nunn, both of Memphis, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 31, 1998

E.R. Oldham
General OLDHAM was taken ill with a severe cold three weeks ago, which developed into pneumonia, resulting in his death Sunday about noon. He was born in Henning 87 years ago, and resided in the county all his life. When the Civil War broke out, he was fired with enthusiasm for the cause of the Confederacy and listed as a private in Co. M, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Col. William DUCKWORTH. He is survived by one son, Edward L. OLDHAM, of Cleveland, Ohio, and his wife, who before the marriage was Miss Daisy SCOTT, of Henning. His first wife was Miss Mattie Lindsey BACON. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday February 12, 1932

Mrs. Mary Parker Owens, 77, of 186 Lake Drive, Ripley, retired teacher and widow of County Schools Supt. Edric Owen, Jr., died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday of last week in Baptist Hospital Lauderdale. Services were at 11 a.m. Friday in Ripley’s First Baptist Church, in which she had taught Sunday School. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Born in Chattanooga, she was graduated from Tennessee College and attended the University of Alabama and Memphis State University. She was certified to teach English, mathematics, and social sciences. She taught at Luckett in 1936, Conner in 1938, Edith in 1940 Halls High School in 1943, and Ripley High School from 1948 until her retirement in 1971. She was active in her Home Demonstration Club. She leaves a son, Edric III, of Dry Hill, and a brother, William A. Parker, of Signal Mountain.

Richard Owen, 65, a farmer of Ripley, died at 10:50 p.m. Sunday in Lauderdale County Hospital he had entered Feb.20th. Services were Tuesday in the new Ripley Church of Christ, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Grace Chisholm OWEN; brothers, Edric OWEN,JR., and Tom OWEN; sisters, Mrs. Mildred WALTON and Mrs. Leon ESPEY, all of Ripley.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE FRIDAY MARCH 1, 1968

Ollie H. Parham, 69, merchant of Fulton, died Wednesday at Lauderdale County Hospital which he entered Monday after long illness. Services were Sunday in Fulton Baptist Church, burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his son, Hugh Thomas PARHAM, of Henning; daughters, Mrs. Vivian Estelle HENLEY, of Fort Pillow and Mrs. Alice WEBB, of Fulton; brothers, Turner PARHAM and Mac PARHAM, both of Fulton; sisters, Mrs. Rhoda LOWRY, of Fulton, Mrs. Ida KEITH and Mrs. Tracy PILCHER, both of Ripley.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 1968

Hazel McBath Paris, 85, widow of J.O. Paris, Farmers Union Bank executive, of Ripley, died at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 1st in Lauderdale County Nursing Home, after long illness. Services were at 3 p.m. Sept 3rd in Ripley Funeral Home, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. Born in Knoxville, Mrs. Paris moved to Ripley in 1921 to teach home economics. She married Mr. Paris in 1923. She was a member of Ripley’s First United Methodist Church, where she had been active in the Women’s Society of Christian Service. She was a member of Ripley’s Review Club. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Simmons, of Halls; two sisters, Mrs. W.M. Eagle, of Nashville, and Mrs. J.W. McGinley, of Decatur, Ga.; and two grandsons.
The Halls Graphic, September 17, 1981

HURRICANE HILL. The infant son of Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Paris died Saturday about 10o'clock after two weeks illness with colitis. The doctors, nurse and loved ones did all in their power to save the child but all was in vain. The remains were laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, AUGUST 3rd,1923

James Otis Paris, a former vice president and director of Farmers Union Bank of Ripley, died Monday morning at Lauderdale County Hospital. He was 81 years old. Paris was past master and 40-year treasurer of Ripley Lodge # 630. He was a member of the lodge for 56 years. He was a charter member of the Exchange Club and served on the Methodist Church Board, holding the job of treasurer for 40 years. Paris was also a former Ripley alderman, and a director of Ripley Power and Light Company. He leaves his wife, Hazel McBath Paris; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Simmons of Halls; two brothers, W.M. Paris of Ripley and Robert A. Paris of Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. Rhea V. Taylor of Somerville; and two grandsons, Tom and Jim Simmons of Halls. The Voice, Wednesday August 29, 1979

Partee, Louis C
b 7 Oct 1858 d 11 Nov 1928
parents Wm Partee - Susan Gamer
Steam engineer
Cause of death Pneumonia
Shelby Co death
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

Partee, Wm Bruton
d 8 Jun 1925
L C Partee & Bruton
cause of death drowned
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home Burgess & Peters

RIPLEY - Farmer H. Paschal, 89, retired agriculture agent, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Paschal, the husband of Emma Lou Paschal, also leaves a daughter, Bette Stalnecker of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Donna Ewell of Halls; two stepsons, Johnny Roberts and Ronnie Roberts, both of Halls; two sisters, Lorelle Myers o f Murfreesboro and Morine Cheney of Brimfield, Md.; two brothers, Spurgeon Paschal of Asheville, N.C., and Gordon Paschal of Fort Worth, Texas, two grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The family requests any memorial s be sent to Maplewood Cemetery Association.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 14, 1992

Paschal, Margaret Ann
stillborn 30 Jul 1929
parents H R Paschel - Wardlow
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

The death of Mr. J. R. Pennington at his home near Gates on last Saturday afternoon was a great shock to the many friends of this popular citizen and excellent gentleman. He had been confined to his bed only about two weeks, and while his loved ones and nearest relatives had been appraised of the seriousness of his condition, which might terminate fatally at any time--leakage of the heart--but few aside from his immediate family knew of his illness, and were therefore not prepared for the announcement of his passing away that brought so much sadness to a host of people in Lauderdale County and wherever he was known. An attack of flu hastened the end. About three months ago he was advised by his physician to retire from active labor and take all possible care of himself, and his better judgement told him to do so, but his great energy would not lie dormant even in the face of peril. He was the owner of a magnificent farm on which he lived, and it had ever been his joy and pride, and he literally wore himself out in the exercise of his great energies in making his proud possession rank in production with the best fruit of the soil and the finest blooded horses and cattle to be found in this section. Even when he was serving Lauderdale County in the capacity of sheriff--from 1904 to 1910--he did not relinquish his farming interests but gave to it general supervision. (praise of sheriff years....) Mr. Pennington was 68 years of age. He was born in Lawrence County, Tenn., moving to Lauderdale when a youth of 14 years. With the exception of the six years spent in Ripley during his term in office as sheriff, he resided in the northern part of the county. John Pennington was a citizen whom everybody admired for his genuine worth and nobility. (more praise...) The funeral services were held in Gates Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist Church of which he was a member, after which the remains were brought to Ripley and laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery. The last sad rites both at Gates and Ripley were attended by a large number of people, many from a distance. Mr. Pennington had been married twice, 12 children being born to his first union, six of whom survive to wit: Marvin Pennington, of Nankipoo; Mrs. H.O. Mohon, of Ripley; Mrs. R.M. Murphy and Miss Lillian Pennington, of Knoxville; Mrs. W.F. Boyd, of Memphis; and Mrs. York, of Friendship. He is also survived by his widow and several step-children. (parents A J Pennington & Perkins)
ENTERPRISE Friday November 12, 1926

Ripley - Mary M. Phillips, 78. Services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at the Garner Funeral Home, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She is the widow of Roy Phillips of Ripley.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 5, 2005

RIPLEY -- Myra Lee Stout Pierce, 93, retired teacher, died Thursday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center in Ripley after a long illness. 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 Order of the Eastern Star since 1941, and Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. Mrs. Pierce, the widow of S. E. Pierce, leaves a daughter, Joy Maclin of Duvall, Wash.; two sons, Stephen E. Pie rce Jr. of Huntsville and Jere Pierce of Memphis; two half-sisters, Cornelia Beard and Geneva Boane, both of Obion; a half-brother, Clarence Stout of Twin Lakes, Mich., nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 10, 1993

DEATH. Mrs. Ella Pierson, after an illness of only two weeks of typhoid fever pneumonia and complications, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sanford DRAKE shortly after noon Monday. Her maiden name was Miss Ella JONES, born in this county on August 9, 1857. She was married in 1880 to Hon. Blair PIERSON, who preceded her in death some 21 years. The remains were laid to rest in Maplewood Cem. Six children survive: J. E. PIERSON, Mrs. Sanford DRAKE and Mrs. B.C.DURHAM Jr., all of Ripley, Mrs. Lucy P. EWING and J. B. PIERSON, both of Memphis, and Mrs. Fay TUCKER, of New York City.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE RIPLEY, TENNESSEE DECEMBER 13,1929

John Edmond Pierson--The people of Ripley were unprepared for the great shock which came to them Wednesday morning about 9 o'clock announcing the death of Mr. John Edmons PIERSON at his home in this city. Ten days had passed since he was first stricken with a severe heart attack, and daily messages from his bedside were to the effect that, though still a very sick man, his condition was gradually improving, and having not suffered any more attacks, his hosts of friends were led to believe that his chances of recovery were growing brighter, though they realized it would take some time to restore him to the health and strength that he had enjoyed. He was the son of Blair PIERSON, survived by his wife, who was Miss Birdie COBB; two sons, John E. PIERSON, Jr., of Gainesville, Fla., and Tom Blair PIERSON, of this city; one brother, J. B. PIERSON, of Memphis; four sisters, Mrs. Paul VERNON, of Memphis, Mrs. Fay TUCKER of New York, City, Mrs. Sanford DRAKE and Mrs. B. C. DURHAM, Jr., both of Ripley. He was 52 years of age, a Presbyterian; burial in Maplewood Cemetery.

RIPLEY - Katherine Durham 'Kit' Pierson, 80, retired from Olan Mills Credit Union, died Thursday at Park Ridge Hospital in Chattanooga. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She was a Presbyterian. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the ALS Association or a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 30, 2004

The remains of George C. Porter, who died at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Saturday night arrived in Ripley Sunday morning and was carried to the home of his brother, Dr. J. A. PORTER. The funeral was held at Maplewood Cemetery Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. L. O. LEAVELL and Mrs. Cleanth BROOKS. Deceased was the son of the late Dr. R. S. PORTER, was 55 years old and was born and reared in Ripley, where he resided until about 25 years ago. For the past few years he had made his home in Algoma, Miss., where he had established a chicken farm and had been quite successful in raising of poultry for the market. Only one week prior to his death, he was stricken with appendicitis and was carried to Memphis, but his condition proved it to serious to undergo an operation. Following this he was taken with pneumonia, which together with other complications hastened the end. He is survived by his wife; one son, Bates PORTER; three brothers, Dr. J. A. PORTER, of Ripley; Lynn PORTER, of Blytheville, Ark., and C. H. PORTER, of Henning.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, APRIL 27th, 1923

Frank A. Portis of Ripley, planter and chairman of the Lauderdale County Election Commission, died Saturday in Kennedy Hospital, Memphis, where he had been a patient since February 18th. He was 65. Services were in First Methodist Church, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Born in Covington, he moved to Lauderdale County in 1942, and served as Gold Dust postmaster from 1942 to 1952. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nell HENDERSON PORTIS; a niece, Mrs. Gay M. BARTLETT; a nephew, Portis MORELAND, both of El Paso, TX; a brother, Dan PORTIS of Ripley; a sister, Mrs. Louise MORELAND of El Paso, TX.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY APRIL 1,1966

J. H. Poston
Poston, John Henry
b 18 May 1858 d 21 May 1929
parents J L Poston - Antwine
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

Pugh, Henry C
b 15 May 1855 d 18 Oct 1928
P H Pugh, VA - Mary Jane Carson, MS
lumber inspector
cause of death tumor of Cerebellum
Paducah, KY death
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

Rainey, Albert Carl Sr.
9/20/1902--1/4/1985
father Alva Clayton RAINEY
mother Beulah PRESLEY
husband of Alline FIELDS
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home MALEY-YARBROUGH

Rainey, Alline
8/10/1905--7/24/1985
father Walton FIELD
mother Mary Belle DAVIS
widow of A.C.RAINEY
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home MALEY-YARBROUGH

Margaret Hazel Ray
***MACK***The Death Angel entered the home of Mr. & Mrs. W. H. RAY, August 1st, and claimed their darling baby, Marguerite Hazel, who had been quite ill for two weeks with colitis. Marguerite was a sweet and happy child, with a smile for everyone she met. all who knew her loved her. She was born July 13th,1921.Her remains were carried to Ripley and laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery the following day. Rev. H. P. LASLEY conducted the services. She leaves father; mother; a little sister and a host of relatives and friends.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, AUGUST 10th,1923

Mrs. Florance Tichenor Reviere, 77, retired teacher in many schools in Lauderdale County, widow of R. J. REVIERE, Arp planter, died Wednesday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Born in Dewitt, Ark., burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She leaves her sons, Circuit Court Judge, Herman L. REVIERE, Robert J. REVIERE Jr. and Richard C. REVIERE, all of Ripley and Dr. C. B. REVIERE, of Greenville; daughters, Mrs. John T. PAPPAS, Mrs. Raymond F. WILSON and Mrs. L. D. UTLEY, all of Memphis, and Mrs. Billy VOWELL, of Burbank, Calif.; and her sister, Mrs. Clara HANKS, of Memphis.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 1968

Lafayette Ernestine Douglas Reviere, 92, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, TN, died Monday, February 6, 2006 at Methodist North Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley and the service at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 9 at First United Methodist Church in Ripley with burial to follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Faye was a member of the Do-Sew Club, a First United Methodist Church choir member and a volunteer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Mrs. Reviere is the widow of Richard Clinton Reviere. She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Fountain of Memphis, Pam Lee of Robbinsville, NC, and Kathy Cuyler of Cordova, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Garner Funeral Home Ripley, TN 731-635-1271
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 8, 2006

A. W. Rhoads
Rhoads, Amos Woodson
d 7 Jan 1930 age 58 yrs old
parents Henry Rhoads - Fannie Hunt
cemetery Maplewood
Garner Funeral Home

Rice, Russell A.
2/24/1911--4/10/1986
father Roy R.RICE
mother Ethel MILLER
husband of Mary F.GREEN
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home MALEY-YARBROUGH

Taylor Barbee Rice, 95, of Ripley, died Tuesday of last week in Baptist Hospital Lauderdale in Ripley. Rites were Saturday in First United Methodist Church in Ripley, where he had served on the board of stewards, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He was born at Ripley, Jan. 11, 1912, to the late Eugene and Annie Rice. In 1934, he took a degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi. In 1937, he married Annie Laurie “Penny” Pentecost and worked briefly for Rice-Belton Hardware in Ripley. Volunteering for 42 months of Army service, chiefly in Europe, during World War II, he won the Bronze Star for valor before discharge, as a captain, Dec. 30, 1945. He later farmed in this county and worked as a supervisor for Universal Electric in Ripley. From his high school days to the end of his life, he was and avid ham radio operator. He leaves a son, Taylor, Jr., of 6295 Henning-Orysa Road; a daughter, Nell (Mrs. Thomas A.) Duke, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Ann Parsons, of Ripley; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee, July 5, 2007

Theodore Augustus Rice
Mr. T. A. RICE, one of Ripley's most esteemed and beloved citizens, died at the home on Henning street late Saturday afternoon as a result of a stroke of apoplexy sustained while visiting in the home of his son near his residence on Friday. Soon after the attack he was rushed to his home, but he never regained consciousness. Mr. RICE was born at the RICE old homestead near Orysa on June 18,1850, and would have soon reached his 75th birthday. He was married 64 years ago to Miss Nina GREEN. Besides the widow, four children survive; E.M. RICE, Roy L. RICE and Miss Estelle RICE, all of Ripley, and Mrs. John Durhanville. One brother also survives, T.F. RICE of Orysa. Deceased is a member of one of the oldest and prominent families of West Tennessee. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at his late residence at 3:30 o'clock, and interment was at Maplewood cemetery. (parents Shadrack Rice, SC & Louisa Linnirieux, SC)
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE RIPLEY, TENNESSEE FRIDAY APRIL 17, 1925

Rice, Willy Thomas
b 1 Dec 1861 d 13 Feb 1927
parents John Wesley Rice & Taylor
merchant
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Rice, Wylie Thomas Jr.
b 22 May 1908 d 24 May 1925
parents W T Rice & Rena Daniels
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home Burgess & Peters

William Merritt Roberson, 79, retired United States Army veteran, of Ripley, died on Friday, Dec. 28, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services were held on Monday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He was a World War II and Korean Army veterans, a member of First United Methodist Church and a member of the Ripley Masonic Lodge No. 630. He leaves a wife, Eleanor Luton Roberson.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Rodgers, Elige Ausbury
b 25 Sept 1867 d 23 Aug 1923
parents Jessie Rodgers, SC, Mary Pierce Whitton
hardware dealer,
b. Ashland, MS
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Rodgers, infant daug.
b 17 Jan 1924 d 18 Jan 1924
L M Rodgers & Lillie Durham
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Lula R. Rodgers
Rodgers, L. G. (Mrs.)
24 Aug 1872 21 Feb 1936 63y 5m 27d
race White b. TN
Dist. #2 Residence
w/o L. G. Rodgers
services at 22 Feb 1936 Residence
father E. W. Covington TN
mother Miss Johnson TN
cemetery Maplewood, Ripley City
Curry Funeral Home

RIPLEY -- Altie Florence Webb Rogers, 98, retired sales clerk for Berg & Shafer in Ripley, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Maplewood Cemetery here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Ripley First Baptist Church. Mrs. Rogers, the widow of Walker W. Rogers, leaves a great-nephew, Cliff Piper of California.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 1, 1994

Ripley - Charlotte Hubbard Rush, 70, retired personnel director for S&R Corp., died Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at Life Care Center of Bruceton. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 7 at Yarbrough Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Rush, the widow of Bill Rush, leaves a daughter, Karen Bryan of Tacoma, WA; a son, Eddie Anderson of Memphis; a sister, Carolyn Tanner of Nashville; two brothers, John Wayne Hubbard of Hollow Rock and William "Bill" Hubbard of Ripley, and three grandchildren. (parents Johnny and Margaret Lightfoot Hubbard)
Yarbrough Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 5, 2006

Mrs. Birdie Doyle Samuel, 71, of Ripley, widow of W. R. SAMUEL, a contractor, died Tuesday in Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She was born in Sarcoxie, Mo. She leaves her brother, James C. DOYLE, of Henning.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1968

James Newton Samuel, aged 67 years, died at his home on Brownsville Street, Sunday afternoon, after several weeks illness, of a complications of illness. Deceased was a native of Mississippi, but removed to Lauderdale County when a young man and settled near Fulton, Tennessee. Twenty years ago he moved to Ripley and had resided here since. He was twice married; the first time to Miss Tabitha V. THOMPSON, who died May 11th, 1892 and on March 29th, 1893, he married Miss Minnie JENKINS. He had no children by either wife. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery.
(b 29 Jul 1856 d 26 Aug 1923 parents Wm. Monroe Samuel, b GA; Nancy Glaze b. GA)
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, AUGUST 31st,1923

Ripley - Frances Pauline Sanford, 76, retired restaurateur, died Tuesday at her home. Graveside services will be at noon today at Maplewood Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Sanford, the wife of Robert 'Bill' Sanford, also leaves two sisters, Bernice Jerden and Marie Kissell, both of Ripley, and two brothers, Dennis Hendrix of Ripley and Kenneth Hendrix of Henning.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 2, 2004

Dr. John W. Sanford, a practicing physician in Lauderdale County for 40 years and a man loved and esteemed by all our people, died at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis at 8 o’clock Friday morning of last week. He had only been in the hospital one week, suffering from a malady which was hard for physicians to diagnose. The news of the passing away of this good man brought sadness to hundreds of homes throughout Lauderdale County, not only to those whom his skill as a physician had greatly endeared him because of his successful ministrations in alleviating pain and restoring health, but to all who knew him, for his genial personality had made its impress for good upon humanity in all the varied walks of life. Dr. Sanford would have been 64 years of age had he lived until Saturday, July 3. He was a native of Tipton County. After his graduation from the old Memphis Hospital College in 1886, he moved to Lauderdale County and located at Glimp, where he practiced his profession for many years. He came to Ripley in 1900. He had been county health officer of Lauderdale County and was a past president of the Lauderdale County Medical Association. Dr. Sanford was twice married. He was first married to Miss Celeste Sharpe, who died many years ago. His second wife was a sister of the first, Miss Frances Sharpe, who also preceded him in death. Surviving Dr. Sanford are four sons, Dr. W.V. Sanford, Burton S. and Robert A. Sanford, of Ripley, and John Sanford of Baltimore; one daughter, Miss Celeste Sanford of Ripley. He was a brother of Mrs. C.F. Sanford of Ripley, Mrs. Hattie Taylor and Mrs. Frank Cuthbert of Brownsville and Dr. B.R. Sanford of Henning. The remains arrived in Ripley Friday night, but the funeral did not take place until 2:30 Sunday afternoon, awaiting the arrival of his son from Baltimore. Services were held in the Methodist Church, burial was with Masonic honors in Maplewood Cemetery.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, July 2, 1926

Ripley - Robert W. Sanford, 76, retired businessman, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Sanford was the widower of Frances Pauline Sanford.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 15, 2005

Mr. G. W. Sapp died Monday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Edwin THORNLEY, at Arp, after only a few days' illness. He has attended a fish fry--a family reunion--at the lake on Wednesday of last week, and greatly enjoyed the bountiful spread and good fellowship which prevailed on this occasion. The following morning he was stricken with paralysis from which he never regained consciousness. He was a member of the Baptist Church and funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Maplewood Cemetery where the remains were laid to rest. He was in his 69th year, a native of Georgia, but spent the greater part of his life in Ripley. He is survived by three brothers and two sisters: W. B. SAPP, of Dallas, Tx.; C. J. SAPP, of Memphis; Mrs. Lucy THOMPSON, of Blytheville, Ark.; M. I. SAPP & Mrs. Bessie THORNLEY of Arp.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE JULY 31st 1925 Ripley, Tennessee

Henry Sanford Scott, 71, who formerly resided at Scottlawn in Ripley, died Sunday in Cage Nursing Home, Memphis. Services were Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his brothers, T. M. SCOTT and W. Melvin SCOTT, of Ripley and Joe M. SCOTT, Jr., of Dalhert, Texas; Sisters, Mrs. J. Hugh NUNN, of Ripley, Mrs. Jeanne SCOTT and Mrs. Francis G. HICKMAN, both of Memphis and Mrs. Edward M. KING, Jr., of Dyersburg.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 1968

Nora Scott
HENNING---Mrs. T. P. Scott---One of the saddest deaths to occur in our midst in sometime was that of Mrs. T. P. Scott Friday night, March 6th. Mrs. Scott was taken ill Wednesday with flu, and Saturday following, pneumonia developed in a very stubborn form. She was given every attention that a faithful doctor, two capable and devoted nurses and loved ones could render, but they could not stay the hand of death. The Master had work for her in His Vineyard, May the same dear Master minister comfort to a heart stricken father and guide the footsteps of four dear children who are left motherless so young, in the path of their dear mother. Before her marriage, Mrs. Scott was Miss Nora Boydstun, daughter of the late Ward Boydstun, and resided in Ripley for many years. Besides her husband and children, she is also survived by two sisters; Mrs. Clara Tarrant of Ripley and Mrs. F. B. Bradford of Gates; two brothers; C. B. Boydstun of Ripley and Elbert Boydstun of San Diego, Calif. The remains were laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery Saturday afternoon, following funeral services held at the family residence.
Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee
Friday March 13th, 1925

The remains of R. F. Scott, who was found dead in his car in Overton Park in Memphis last Saturday morning, were brought to Henning Sunday. The funeral was held in the Christian Church at that place at 2 o'clock, after which the body was laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. He had been shot in the mouth, and a pistol was found lying in his right hand, of course this could have been placed there after he had been killed. The circumstances surrounding his death will perhaps always remain a mystery. He left home in his usual jovial manner to go out for his regular morning ride and insofar is known, he had no business worries and his home life was said to have been an ideal one. He was 52 years of age, son of the late T. P. SCOTT, born and reared in Henning. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie COBB SCOTT; sons, Fletcher of Memphis; and Charles of Clarksdale, Miss.; brothers, R. W. & T. P. SCOTT, of Henning and J. B. SCOTT of Covington; two sisters, Mrs. E. R. OLDHAM and Mrs. C. D. FLOWERS, both of Henning.
Lauderdale County Enterprise 1925

Mrs. Elizabeth Van Matre Shoaf, 76, of Fulton Landing, widow of former Lauderdale County Sheriff Charles C. Shoaf, died at 4 p.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital. She had entered the hospital after having been severely burned by hot water in her bath. Pneumonia developed and proved fatal. Services were at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Immanuel Episcopal Church in Ripley, of which she was a communicant. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, with Ripley Funeral Home in charge. Born in Holden, Mo., she attended St. Catherine”s School in Bolivar and Cornell Collage in Mount Vernon, Iowa. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Order of the Eastern Star. She leaves two sons, Charles C. Shoaf, Jr., of Ripley, and Lauren M. Shoaf, of Memphis; three daughters, Mrs. Frank M. Keefe, of Ripley, Mrs, Jeanne S. Duncan, of Memphis, and Mrs. Arthur G. Hansen, of Clinton, Iowa; a sister, Mrs. A. L. Strub, of Union City; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The Halls Graphic
Friday April 14, 1972

Norman Cherry Sinclair, age 65, died at his home in Henning at 7:40 p. m. January 4, 1932. He had been in declining health for three years and was not able to overcome a complication of urimic poisoning and pneumonia, which caused his death. He was born in Henning, July 18, 1866, but in early life moved to California where he was reared. He returned to Henning in 1901 and was married to Miss Mozella HALLIBURTON, of Henning in September, 1904. He is survived by his wife and five children, Mrs. Brooks HATHAWAY, of Halls, Vera, William, Norma, and Mary Sue SINCLAIR, all of Henning. He joined the Methodist Church in California. Before his death, he told his loved ones that he was ready to go at anytime, trusting in the Saviour. His deepest regret was to leave his family with no one to care for them. The funeral was conducted at the Methodist Church in Henning, interment in Maplewood Cemetery.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday January 22, 1932

Ripley - Bond L. Smith, 81, passed away January 28, 2007. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, January 29 at Maplewood Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 29, 2007

Mrs. Senora Drake Speck, wife of W. G. SPECK, died at her home in Ripley Thursday night of last week after an illness of several months of heart trouble. Deceased was born in Johnson's Grove, September 20, 1859, and was married September 12, 1877. For 12 years she resided at Bells with her husband. Thirty years ago, they moved to Ripley. She was the mother of six children, three of whom survive; Mrs. Agnes SCOTT, of this city; Mrs. A. W. STEELE and Mrs. Murrell PARROTT, both of Memphis. She is also survived by her husband and three brothers, K. P DRAKE, of Memphis; Mack DRAKE, of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and Jim DRAKE, of Buffalo, NY. Mrs. SPECK was a woman of rare Christian virtues, gentle and kind, loving and loveable. She was a member of the Methodist Church, and in her death she has but transferred her membership from the church militant to the church triumphant. A large crowd was present at the funeral, conducted by her pastor, Dr. Fred H. PEEPLES. The remains were laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr.& Mrs. STEELE, Mr.& Mrs. PARROTT and Mr. K. P. DRAKE, of Memphis were at her bedside when the end came.

Mrs. Mary Lou Stanley, 54,former Ripley beautician, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the home of her sister, Mrs. Viola GREER at Cedar Grove. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She also leaves a brother, A.G. BRACKIN, of Ripley; and two other sisters, Mrs. Estette LASSITER, of Memphis and Mrs. Wilma TIREY, of Jamestown, Calif.
THE LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968

Stewart, William Ivanson
12/12/1892--2/16/1985
father John Anderson STEWART
mother Frances Elizabeth BYRB
husband of Marion BROWN
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home MALEY-YARBROUGH

Carl Styers, 76, retired carpenter of 620 Jackson, Memphis, died Thursday of last week in a Memphis Nursing Home. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mary Johnson STYERS; daughters, Mrs. Kate Owen, Mrs. Gertrude KELTNER, Mrs. Inez PIPHER and Mrs. Grace Smith, all of Memphis.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 1968

Sutter, Mary Ann
12/22/1926--4/14/1987
father John LONG
mother Mildred TROXEL
wife of Everett SUTTER
cemetery Maplewood
funeral home MALEY-YARBROUGH

CURVE.. The funeral of R. J. Sutton, who died Monday in a Memphis Hospital, was held in the Christian Church here Tuesday afternoon. He was 56 years of age and is survived by his widow and the following children; Mrs. Russell ROSE, and Mr. Edwin SUTTON, both of Ripley, Harry SUTTON, of Nashville, Misses Eddie Mae SUTTON and Juanita SUTTON. The remains were laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE RIPLEY, TENNESSEE SEPTEMBER 20,1929

Robert Bruce (Rab) Sutton, 67, of Ripley, died at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday in John Gaston Hospital in Memphis. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Ripley Church of Christ, of which he was a member. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, with Ripley Funeral Home in charge. He was a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County. He leaves three sons, Ted Sutton, of Ripley, and Jake Sutton, and Don Sutton, both of Memphis; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Sandlin, of Ripley; two brothers, C. W. Sutton and H. M. Sutton, both of Nashville; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Nelson and Mrs. Thelma Sutton, both of Memphis, and Mrs. Leila Anderson, of Lawrenceburg; and 11 grandchildren.
The Halls Graphic
Friday, May 19, 1972

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