OBITUARIES of some of those interred in
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.
Lauren T. Nelson
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Margaret Hazel Ray
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.
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.
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
Theodore Augustus Rice
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.
Lula R. Rodgers
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Ripley - Bond L. Smith, 81, passed away January 28,
2007. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, January 29 at Maplewood Cemetery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2008 Robbie Harrell
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