OBITUARIES of some of those interred in
Mary's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery

A - C

Mr. Henry Adkerson died at Ashport Tuesday and was buried the following day at Mary's Chapel. ENTERPRISE Friday January 8, 1926

RIPLEY - Ralph Daniel Adkins, 54, farmer, died Friday of pneumonia at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. He was a an Army veteran. Mr. Adkins leaves a daughter, Lee Smith, and three sons, Michael Adkins, Ralph Adkins and Timothy Adkins, all of Ripley; four sisters, Betty Lemay of Ripley, and Donna Hayes, Roxie Farris and Laura Tatum, all of Hohenwald; two brothers, Junior Adkins and Johnny Adkins, both of Hohenwald, and 12 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 3, 1996

RIPLEY - Ruby Jewell Allen, 67, homemaker, died Tuesday of emphysema at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery here. Mrs. Allen, the wife of Jesse E. Allen, also leaves three daughters, Betty Middleton of Hernando, Miss., Bessie McCobb of Doniphan, Mo., and Barbara Sue Parkey of St. Cloud, Fla.; three sons, Jesse Allen of Nebraska, Wesley Allen of Kingsport and Edwin Allen of Ripley; two sisters, Bertie Cooper and Mary Spencer, and a brother, Buford Goforth, all of Ripley, 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 22, 1994

Ripley - Edna Martha Ammons, 51, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Lebanon Assembly of God in Henning, where she was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery in Ripley. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Ammons, the wife of Bobby Dean Ammons, also leaves a daughter, Amy Payne of Brighton; a son, Patrick Crowder Jr. of Oklahoma City; two stepdaughters, Amy Ammons and Vickie Ammons, and two stepsons, Joseph Ammons and Chad Ammons, all of Ripley; five sisters, Virgie Howard, Yvonne Kirby and Darlene Womack, all of Ripley, Mabel Mueller of Covington and Eva Ammons of Arlington; four brothers, Andrew Sanders of Texas, Frank Sanders and Joe Sanders, both of Halls, and James Sanders of Henning, and 12 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 12, 2005

Eva Jean Ammons, 53, of Eads, formerly of Ripley, died September 13th 2005 at her residence. Services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, September 16th, at Our Father’s House, in Henning, with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery, Garner Funeral Home in charge. She leaves her husband, Thomas Ammons; son, Donnie Moore, of Bartlett; step-sons, Ricky Ammons, of Memphis, Tommy Ammons and Michael Ammons, both of Halls; sisters, Mabel Mueller, of Covington, Virgie Howard, Yvonne Kirby and Darlene Womack, all of Ripley; brothers, Andrew Sanders, of Texas, Frank and Joe Sanders, both of Halls, and James Sanders, of Henning; and six grandchildren.

Azbell, Jennie; died 9 Sep 1933; age 3 mo old; father E E Azbell
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Evelyn Jo Baggett, 62, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, Tenn., homemaker, died Monday of respiratory arrest at Methodist Hospital North. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery there. Mrs. Baggett, the widow of James H. Baggett, leaves a daughter, Anita Grivet of Houston, Texas; a son, Mark Baggett of Halls, Tenn.; four sisters, Mildred Norwood, Verna Waddell and Marie Tabor, all of Stanton, Tenn., and Joyce Pirtle of Bells, Tenn.; a brother, Nash Waddell of Hernando, Miss., and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 9, 1996

Walter E. Baggett Jr., 79. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2005 at Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 18, 2005

Eugene Nunn Ballinger; b. 31 Dec 1941--d. 3 Feb 1942
father: James Ballinger; mother: Alma Northcutt b. MS
cause of death: pneumonia
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peter Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Cleo Jordan Bizzell, 92, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, died Sunday of heart failure at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Whitefield Assembly of God near here, where she was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Bizzell, the widow of Earnest H. Bizzell, leaves three daughters, Sue Bradshaw Harralson and Fannie Sammarco, both of Memphis, and Geraldine Williams of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sons, Gene Bizzell of Memphis, Don Bizzell of Los Altos, Calif., and Pat Bizzell of Severn, Md.; three sisters, Eva Worlund, Estelle Jones and Janie V. Franks, all of Blytheville, Ark.; a brother, Finis Jordan of Hobe Sound, Fla., 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 17, 1996

Howard Eugene Bizzell, 70, of Memphis, retired employee with Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division, died of heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church of Ripley, Tenn., with burial in the church cemetery. Memphis Funeral Home Stage Road Chapel has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Bizzell, the husband of Wilma Rushing Bizzell, also leaves a daughter, Sandra Jean Bizzell Winfield of Bartlett; three sisters, Fannie Sammarco and Sue Harrelson, both of Memphis, and Geraldine Williams of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Pat Bizzell of Severn, Md., and Don Bizzell of Los Altos, Calif., and two grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Eastside Baptist Church Building Fund, Mary's Chapel Cemetery Fund or Faith Baptist Building Fund in Germantown.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 31, 1997

Bizzell, Mrs J A; b 15 Dec 1877--d 17 Feb 1932
father M P Ray; mother Nancy Scoggin
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home
Mrs. J.A. Brizzell DEATH--"How sweet are the memories of loved ones so dear; Who've left us and gone to the 'Home Over There', " On the evening of February 17th at 9 o'clock, at the Baptist Hospital, Memphis, death came and claimed a friend, one we felt we couldn't part with, but the Lord saw fit to take her home. Mrs. Etta BIZZELL, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. M. P. RAY, was born December 15, 1877. She was reared in a christian home and professed faith in Christ more than 30 years ago, uniting with Mary's Chapel church, at which place her funeral was conducted by Rev. N. H. RHODES Friday morning. She was married to J. A. BIZZELL 38 years ago. To this union were born ten children, six of whom are left with the father to mourne her departure. During the months of her bodily afflication, her patience and cheerfulness was remarkable. The end came peacefully after the long drawn out struggle to live. There shall be a meeting place past the grave. Till then, faithful servant of God, farewell.

BROWNSVILLE -- Jimmy Lee Bizzell, 58, merchant, died Saturday of heart failure at Methodist Haywood Park Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Church in Ripley with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near there. Yarbrough Funeral Home in Ripley has charge. Mr. Bizzell, the husband of Elizabeth McFarland Bizzell, also leaves three daughters, Debbie Walden and Brenda McGehee, both of Memphis, and Barbara Taylor of Jackson; a son, Jimmy Lee Bizzell Jr. of Ripley; his mother, Mary Ida Bizzell, and a sister, Peggy Hardy, both of Halls, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 8, 1994

RIPLEY - Mary Northcott Bizzell, 89, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Whitefield Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Bizzell, the widow of Jessie James Bizzell, leaves a daughter, Peggy Kinder of Halls; a brother, James Northcott of Covington, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 8, 1998

RIPLEY - Carl Richard Blevins, 66, pipefitter, died of cancer Friday at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. He was an Army veteran. Mr. Blevins, the husband of Grace Brooks Blevins, also leaves a daughter, Deborah Mauldin of Ripley; two sisters, Edith Garland and Greta Lee, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, Wick Blevins Jr. of California, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 31, 1996

Ripley - Frankie Marie Richardson Boles, 65, retired owner of Frankie's in Blytheville, Ark., died Sunday at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Marys Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Marys Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Boles, the wife of Ken Boles for 45 years, also leaves a son, Jimmy Boles of Millington; five sisters, Judy Davis of Jonesboro, Bettie McDaniel and Gearldean Simpson, both of Gosnell, Ark., and Virgie Barrentine and Pat Sumers, both of Blytheville, Ark.; two brothers, Jerry Richardson of Gosnell and Rick Richardson of West Plains, Mo., and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 3, 2005

Bray, Mrs Mary Frances; b 10 Aug 1850 -- d 19 Apr 1925
father Wesson, AL; mother Cannon
widow cemetery Mary's Chapel Burgess & Peters

RIPLEY - Willie Gladys Bridgewater, 91, homemaker, died Saturday morning of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. She was a member of Whiteville Assembly of God. Mrs. Bridgewater, the widow of Zenas Bridgewater, leaves two sons, Zenas B. Bridgewater and William C. Bridgewater, both of Ripley, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 6, 1994

Brinkley, James; d 25 May 1930
father Tommie Brinkley; mother Ellis
age 1 yr 3 mo
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Bernard B. 'B.B.' Broadstreet, 80, retired truck driver for Dyer Brothers Trucking, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Broadstreet, the widower of Georgia Leona Broadstreet, leaves three daughters, Carolyn Simpson, Lucy Simpson and Cheryl Meadows, and a son, Richard Broadstreet, all of Ripley; two sisters, Bea Williams of Memphis and Bernice Wiseman of Alton, Ill., 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 11, 2002

RIPLEY - Georgia Leona Broadstreet, 79, homemaker, died of cancer Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Hutcherson's Chapel Church of God. Mrs. Broadstreet, the wife of Bernard B. 'B.B.' Broadstreet, also leaves three daughters, Carolyn Simpson, Lucy Simpson and Cheryl Meadows, and a son, Richard Broadstreet, all of Ripley; three sisters, Dorothy Holcomb and Dean Davis, both of Ripley, and Evelyna Clark of Millington; three brothers, Roy Leggett of Brownsville, Billy Leggett of Memphis and Alvis Leggett of Ripley, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 3, 2001

Brogden, infant son; b 23 Jul -- d 25 Jul 1925
father J A Brogden; mother Irene Bray
cemetery Mary's Chapel Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

Brooks, Billy Mack; b 19 Sep 1926 -- d 5 Sep 1928
father Elbert Brooks; mother Lucille Newman
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

John Gain Brooks--Mr. J. G. Brooks died Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charlie Chipman, and was laid to rest the following day at Mary's Chapel. Mr. Brooks was born in Haleyville, Ala., and was 39 years of age. For 14 years he was employed as motorman for the Memphis Street Railway, surrenerding his position about 2 months ago, because of ill health, and coming to live with his sister. He is also survived by a brother, Mr. M. C. Brooks of Golddust.
Lauderdale County Enterprise January 2, 1925

RIPLEY - John Gain Brooks, 80, of Searcy, Ark., formerly of Memphis and Ripley, retired steamfitter, died Saturday of cancer at his home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Getwell & Dunn Church of Christ in Memphis. Mr. Brooks, the widower of Lela Lorene Carter Brooks, leaves a daughter, Alice Ann Joiner of Searcy; a sister, Emorine Walding of Jackson; a brother, Carmack Brooks of Ripley, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 24, 1996

RIPLEY - Linda Paulette Crowder Brooks, 55, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, credit accountant at NexAir, died of an aneurysm Monday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Brooks, the wife of Larry Brown Brooks, also leaves a daughter, Tammy Brooks Massey of Memphis; her mother, Dovie Lee Crowder; a sister, Ruby Lee Crowder, and three brothers, James Lyle Crowder, Jerry Lewis Crowder and Hilton Crowder, all of Ripley, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 16, 1999

RIPLEY -- Willis B. Brooks, 76, retired transportation officer at Fort Pillow, died Thursday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Brooks, the husband of Flossie Williams Brooks, also leaves a son, Ray Brooks of Southaven, Miss.; two sisters, May Brooks of Brownsville and Lorene Walding of Jackson; two brothers, Carmack Brooks of Ripley and John Brooks of Searcy, Ark., and a grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 12, 1994

RIPLEY - Annie Louise 'Auntie' Brown, 91, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Mrs. Brown, the widow of Jim Brown, leaves two stepdaughters, Virginia Brasfield of Madison, Ill., and Marjorie Holloway of Ripley, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 5, 2001

Ripley - Peggy Ann Land Brown, 71, passed away Friday, February 16, 2007. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, February 18 at Connor Assembly of God. Burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 18, 2007

RIPLEY - Jordan Keith Buchanan, son of Janet and Doug Buchanan, died at birth Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He also leaves a sister, Holly Buchanan, and a brother, Joshua Buchanan, both of Ripley, and his grandparents, William and Edna Ferguson of Columbia, S.C., and Dwight and Nadine Buchanan of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 29, 1995

RIPLEY - James Edward Burnham, 82, carpenter, died Tuesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ripley First Assembly of God, where he was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Burnham, the husband of Sue Crowder Burnham, also leaves three daughters, Mary Sue Rose of Nashville, and Pat Sanders and Tammy Carroll, both of Ripley; three sons, Danny Burnham of Ripley, Mike Burnham of Friendship and Don Burnham of Halls; a sister, Nell Ferguson of Ripley, 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 27, 2004

Jeffrey Alan Burnett, Jr., 24, factory laborer, of Gates, died Tuesday, May 1, at his residence. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 5, at Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home had charge. Mr. Burnett leaves his daughter, Cadence Burnett of Gates; his parents, Terry and Elizabeth Jordon of Ripley; three sisters, Kayla Jordon of Ripley, Kimberly Robicheaux of Lafayette, La., and Angel Valentine of South Carolina; two brothers, Terry Jordon, Jr. and Bryan Jordon, both of Jackson, Tenn.; his grandmother, Patricia Permenter of Ripley; and his companion, Jodie Holman and her child, Chloe Crihfield of Gates.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Eliza Jane Carroll
Carroll, Jane
b 25 Jun 1852 -- d 10 Mar 1928
widow of James; father Amos Latham
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

RIPLEY - Joseph Rozelle Carroll, 77, retired meat cutter, died of cancer Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at noon Saturday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of United Foods and Commercial Workers International Union, Service Employees Union of Chicago and Hope Cancer Support Group at Ripley First United Methodist Church. Mr. Carroll leaves a daughter, Janet Gasperson of Merrillville, Ind.; four sons, Robert Carroll of Griffith, Ind., Joseph R. Carroll Jr. of Chesterton, Ind., Kevin Carroll of Flower Mound, Texas, and Keith Carroll of East Chicago, Ind.; two sisters, Susie Summar of Ripley and Bessie Summar of Gary, Ind.; a brother, Robert O. Carroll of California, and nine grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 7, 1999

Ripley - Mary Beatrice Childress, 90, died December 22, 2006 at Jackson Madison General Hospital. Service is 2 p.m. Sunday, December 24 at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Mary's Chapel cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home 731-635-1271
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 24, 2006

Chipman, Mrs Annie; b 25 Jan 1865 -- d 12 Aug 1927
w/o B F; father Michael Shoemake; mother Amanda Tucker
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

RIPLEY -- Auby W. Chipman, 92, retired salesman, died Wednesday of heart failure at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mr. Chipman leaves a daughter, Mary Ann Diamond, and a son, Jerry Chipman, both of Memphis; three sisters, Demetral Daniels of Gates, Nell Johnson of Jackson and Norris Wheeler of Ripley; two brothers, Fred B. Chipman of Halls and Jay Chipman of Ripley, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 8, 1994

RIPLEY - Effie Mai Casey Chipman, 82, homemaker, died of cancer Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home in Ripley has charge. Mrs. Chipman, the widow of Lawson Chipman, leaves a daughter, Sandra Bratcher of Bolivar; a son, Billy Chipman of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 13, 1997
Edition: Tennessee

RIPLEY -- Elvie Louise Brown Chipman, 84, died Monday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center in Ripley. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery here. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Chipman, the wife of Auby Chipman, also leaves a daughter, Leta McBroom, and a son, Junior Ferguson, both of Ripley, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 21, 1993

RIPLEY - Lawson Chipman, 85, retired contractor, died Thursday after a heart attack at his home. Services will be at 3 p.m today at First United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Chipman, the husband of Effie Mae Casey Chipman, also leaves a daughter, Sandra Bratcher of Bolivar; a son, Billy Chipman, and a brother, Tommy Chipman, both of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 28, 1995

RIPLEY - Lois Demetrie Chipman, 76, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Mrs. Chipman, the widow of Decatur Chipman, leaves a daughter, Onita Stone of Henning; a son, Jerry Chipman of Ripley; a brother, John Burkhead Jr. of Dyersburg, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 23, 2000

Chipman, Lola May; b 29 Dec 1906--d 21 Feb 1931
father I J Hammond; mother ___Bane
wife of Aubrey
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Lura Dell Sneed Chipman, 86, homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Chipman, the widow of William M. Chipman, leaves two sisters, Geraldine Casey and Elizabeth Griggs, both of Ripley, and a brother, William Tucker Sneed of Tiptonville.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 22, 2001

Mary Charlotte Chipman
RIPLEY - Charlotte Chipman Flowers, 54, florist, died of cancer Saturday at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Marys Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Flowers, the wife of Lummie Flowers of Troy, also leaves two daughters, Starlett Mansfield of Jackson and Dana Laman of Gates; two stepdaughters, Tawanna Cook of Union City and LaHoma Easterwood of Salt Lake City; two stepsons, Jackie Flowers of Taylor, Mich., and Silas Flowers of Troy; her father, James 'Junior' Webb, and a sister, Vivian Smith, both of Ripley; two brothers, James Oliver Webb of Ellabell, Ga., and Henry Benjamin Webb of Henning, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 5, 2001

Mary Ruth Van Dyke Chipman, 74, of Memphis, nurse's aide, died of kidney failure Wednesday at Methodist Hospital North. Services were at 10 a.m. Friday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Memphis and graveside at 1 p.m. at Mary's Chapel Cemetery in Ripley, Tenn. She was a member of East Side Baptist Church and served 20 years at Methodist Hospital. She leaves a daughter, Sheril Livingston of Atlanta; three sons, Bob Chipman of Olathe, Kan., and Billy Chipman and Woody Chipman, both of Memphis, and 12 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 22, 1995

RIPLEY - Odell Chipman, 90, retired farmer, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mr. Chipman, the husband of Geraldine Chipman, also leaves a sister, Dorothy Webster, and a brother, Hershell Chipman, both of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 1, 2002

Ripley - Rosemary Summar Chipman, 62, homemaker, died June 3 at Methodist North Hospital. Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at Garner Funeral Home. Burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home 731-635-1271
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 7, 2006

RIPLEY - Thomas Rhea Chipman, 75, carpenter, died Tuesday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Chipman, the husband of Rosemary Summar Chipman, also leaves three daughters, Candie McCay of Memphis, Susie Edman of Arlington and Deborah Jones of Nashville; two sons, Rhea Chipman of Halls and Steve Chipman of Jackson, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 3, 2002

Albert Riddick Cleaves
Mr. Adee R. Cleaves passed away at his home in Ripley Saturday night and his remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Mary's Chapel by the side of his three children who had preceded him in death. The funeral service was held at the Ripley Baptist Church at 2:30, conducted by Dr. L.O. Leavell. Mr. Cleaves was in his 37th year having been born in Mason, Tenn. Sept. 26, 1889. On Nov. 12, 1911, he was married to Miss Annie May Fowler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Fowler, of Ripley, and to this union three children were born. With the exception of a few years spent in Mississippi, he had resided in Ripley since his marriage and was an electrician by occupation, for several years, being in the employ of the Cumberland Tel. & Telegraph Co. Though only confined to his home a few months, he had been in failing health for a year or more, and his death was not unexpected. He was a member of the Methodist church and a Mason, though he had never moved his membership in either to Ripley. His wife survives him, also his mother, Mrs. C.C.Adams. ENTERPRISE Friday April 9, 1926
Emma Clem

Coker, Opel Hettie; b 21 Oct -- d 9 Jan 1925
father G H Coker, AR; mother Lydia Kirkus, TN
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

Coker, Rhea Lucillius; b 23 Nov 1925 -- d 10 Oct 1928
father G H Coker, AR; mother Kirkess
cemetery Mary's Chapel Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Ruby Pauline Colvin, 86, homemaker, died Tuesday morning of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church near here. Mrs. Colvin, the widow of Frank Colvin, leaves three daughters, Barbara Nail of Dyersburg, Virginia Holcomb of Henning and Reggie Kirkpatrick of Ripley; a son, James Colvin of Dyersburg; a sister, Bessie Asbridge of Nashville, 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 25, 1996

RIPLEY - Mrs. Lodemie E. Cook, 81, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Cook, the widow of Rev. J. T. Cook, leaves a daughter, Mrs. Polly Ann White of Ripley; two sons, Benny Cook of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Joe Cook; two sisters, Mrs. Dovie Crowder and Mrs. Ruby Kirby, both of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 1, 1991

Thomas Monroe Cowan, 67, retired farmer, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in King's Daughters Nursing Home in Memphis, which he entered three years ago after long illness. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He leaves his brother, Jack COWAN and his sister, Mrs. Aaron V. McBROOM, both of Ripley. Lauderdale County, TN Friday April 19, 1968

Andrew Herron Craig
FORMER SHERIFF DIED SUNDAY. Ripley, Tenn., Andrew Herron CRAIG, prominent Ripley politician and member of the Lauderdale County Court for 15 years, died of a heart attack Sunday at his home here. He was 74. Services were Tuesday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, Rev. M. F. SAVAGE and Dr. Chesley L. BOWDEN officiating, burial in church cemetery. Mr. CRAIG, lifelong resident of Lauderdale County was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles CRAIG. He leaves five daughters, Mrs. Walter LUNSFORD, Blytheville, Ark., Mrs. N. A. KIRK, Potts Camp, Miss., Mrs. Fay PORTER, Marianna, Ark., Mrs. T. Eddie GRAY, Ripley, Mrs. Shirley ROSS, Ripley; three sons, L. A. CRAIG, Washington, City Marshall Jerome CRAIG, Ripley, and O. D. CRAIG, Ripley.
THE HALLS GRAPHIC, HALLS,TENNESSEE
FRIDAY MAY 24,1946

Earnest L. Craig; b. 6 Nov. 1904--d. 29 May 1934
husband of Ruby; father Pete Craig; mother Annie B. Styers
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Jarome B. Craig, 87, retired employee of International Harvester and former Ripley City marshal, died Thursday at Lauderdale County Health Care Center after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Marys Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He leaves a daughter, Delene Smith of Ripley; a son, Frank H. Craig of Bowie, Md.; three sisters, Brittie Gay and Shirley Rowe, both of Ripley, and Fay Por ter of Memphis; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 28, 1992

Ripley - Jessie May Craig, 93, homemaker, died Saturday at Lauderdale Community Living Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Craig, the widow of Odean Craig, leaves a daughter, Janice C. Craig, and a son, Louis Craig, both of Ripley, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 18, 2005

Craig, Mrs Mollie; b 12 Jan 1855--d 19 Nov 1932
father Charlie Craig ?, NC; mother Lindsey, TN; widow
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

DEATH--Mrs. Pierce L. Craig, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Terrell THOMPSON, fell asleep in Jesus Sunday evening, January 17, 1932, at the home of Mr. & Mrs. James KLUTTS, with whom she made her home for the past few years. She was born December 17, 1868. She was the widow of Edward S. CRAIG, to whom she was married in April, 1888. Mrs. CRAIG was the mother of 13 children, nine of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by four children: Charles CRAIG and James Porter CRAIG, both of Jackson, Miss. ; Mrs. H. J. MANESS and Mrs. James KLUTTS, both of Mary's Chapel; nineteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. G. W. STYERS and Mrs. W. H. BICKERS; and a number of neices, nephews and other relatives and friends. She professed faith in Christ and joined the Baptist church early in life, and at death was a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. She was a kind and loving mother and a good neighbor, and the esteem in which she was held was shown by the large crowd that attended the funeral which was conducted by Rev. Olin GREEN, of Ripley, at Mary's Chapel church. Interment in church cemetery.

Shirley Rowe Craig
RIPLEY - Shirley Blanche Craig Rowe, 95, retired hairdresser, died of heart failure Saturday at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ripley First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Rowe, the widow of Brooke Rowe, leaves a son, Bill Ross of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Faye Craig Porter of Memphis, eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 25, 2001

Criner, Baby Boy; infant son; d 14 Jan 1930
father Bob Criner; mother Kate New
cemetery Mary's Chapel
age 5 hrs old
Garner Funeral Home

Criner, Herbert; b 20 Mar 1927 -- d 12 Jul 1929
father R C Criner; mother New
cemetery Mary's Chapel Garner Funeral Home

Hubert A. Criner
RIPLEY - Hubert E. Criner, 76, retired garage owner, died Monday at Ripley Healthcare & Rehabilitation. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Marys Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Criner, the husband of Margaret Smith Criner, also leaves a sister, Louelle Jenkins of Ripley, and three brothers, Leroy Criner of Hemet, Calif., and Nolan Criner and Rozelle Criner, both of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 25, 2004

Ripley - Margaret Smith Criner, 83, of Ripley, TN, died Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Baptist Hospital Lauderdale. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Marys Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Marys Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Criner, the widow of Hubert E. Criner, is survived by two sisters, Mary Evelyn Patrick of Ripley, and Faye Moon of Bowman, GA; brothers Raymond L. Smith and Arnold W. Smith, both of Ripley, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 27, 2006

Criner, Wm Carl; b 7 Dec 1893 -- d 15 Aug 1927
father Alf Criner; mother Nannie Parchman; wife Virgie B
cemetery Mary's Chapel Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

RIPLEY - Emily Stella Crook, 90, homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Marys Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Crook, the widow of Eddie Lee Crook, leaves two daughters, Shirley Stewart and Brenda Phillips, both of Ripley; five sons, William Edward Day of Hickory Flat, Oris Wayne Day of Memphis, Roy Earl Harris and Milton Lewis Harris, both of Ripley, and Jerry Harris of Michigan; a sister, Lillian Holland of Memphis; two brothers, Russell Hudson of Hickory Flat and CLee Hudson of Byhalia, 33 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 29, 2000

RIPLEY - Annie Laura Crowder, 85, died Tuesday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Mrs. Crowder, the widow of Larkin Crowder, leaves three daughters, Marjorie Holloway of Ripley, Eloise Grimes of Reed Springs, Mo., and Virginia Brasfield of Madison, Ill.; a stepson, Miller Crowder of Clarksville, Ind.; a sister, Florence Mincey of Dyersburg; three brothers, Edward Murley and Robert L. Murley, both of Ripley, and Wilson Murley of Sac City, Iowa, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 27, 1993

NEWBERN - Carl 'Steve' Crowder, 51, formerly of Ripley, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery there. Mr. Crowder, the husband of Judy Underwood Crowder, also leaves a daughter, Crystal Kuykendoll of Newbern; his mother, Mary Crowder of Ripley; two sisters, Judy Garrett of Little Rock and Diane Turner of Webb, Miss., and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 11, 2004

RIPLEY - Carrie Lee Crowder, 77, homemaker, died Thursday of pulmonary failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Conner Assembly of God in Ripley, where she was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Crowder, the widow of Everett Crowder, leaves two sons, Talmadge Crowder and Talton Crowder, both of Ripley; three sisters, Frances Smith and Mary Mooney, both of Millington, and Ailene Yalda of Phoen ix; a brother, Robert Crook of Chicago, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 12, 1995

HALLS - Chester Odell Crowder, 85, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Yarbrough Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near there. Mr. Crowder, the husband of Reba Olds Crowder, also leaves four daughters, Jean Pileggi of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Faye Parr of Covington, Elaine Smallwood of Millington and Dianne Wilson of Erie, Ind.; a son, Odell Crowder of Eagle Lake, Fla.; five stepdaughters, Carolyn Taylor of Henning, Betty Huey and Rhonda Hammock, both of Halls, Patricia Jackson of Illinois and Barbara Ballington of Ripley; a stepson, Randy Olds of Halls; three sisters, Evelyn Green, Ethel Hutcherson and Mable McCay, and a brother, William Crowder, all of Ripley, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 21, 1992

RIPLEY - Dovie Lee Crowder, 77, retired presser for Halltex Manufacturing, died of heart failure Tuesday at Ripley Healthcare & Rehab. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Conner Assembly of God. Mrs. Crowder the widow of Brodis Crowder, leaves a daughter, Ruby Dean Crowder, and three sons, Hilton Crowder, Jerry Crowder and James Crowder, all of Ripley, 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 11, 2001

Everett M. Crowder
RIPLEY - E. M. 'Teenie' Crowder, 76, retired county highway employee, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Conner Assembly of God, where he was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Crowder, the husband of Carrie Lee Crook Crowder, also leaves two sons, Everett Talton Crowder and Talmadge Crowder, a sister, Louise Hendren, and a brother, Broadis Crowder, all of Ripley, five grandchildren and a great- granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 12, 1992

Crowder, Frances Lucile; b 6 Nov 1928 -- d 11 Dec 1929
father Monroe Crowder; mother __ Jordon
cemetery Mary's Chapel Garner Funeral Home

DYERSBURG - James Douglas Crowder, 54, formerly of Ripley, insurance salesman, died of cancer Thursday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley. He was a member of Hurricane Hill Presbyterian Church. Mr. Crowder leaves a daughter, Angelia Diane Duke of Philadelphia, Miss.; his mother, Susie Crowder of Ripley; two stepdaughters, Renita Fulton of Philadelphia and Amanda Jo Hodges of Chicago; a sister, Fannie Caldwell of Mountain Home, Ark.; two brothers, Eddie Crowder and Leonard Crowder, both of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 3, 1997

RIPLEY - Maggie B. Crowder, 91, homemaker, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Conner Assembly of God. Mrs. Crowder, the widow of Dan Crowder, leaves four daughters, Alice Daniels, Letha Nelson and Phyllis Meade, all of Ripley, and Cathey Navarro of Tucson; five sons, Dan 'Buddy' Crowder of Abbeville, Miss., Neil Crowder of Ripley, Harbert Crowder of Arlington, Jimmy Crowder of Oxford, Miss., and Bennie Crowder of Millington; a sister, Helen Jackson of Ripley; two brothers, A. L. Land of Ripley and George Land of Union City, 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 25, 2003

RIPLEY - Ruby Nell Crowder, 75, retired farmer, died of cancer Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Crowder, the widow of William Crowder, leaves six sisters, Shelby Bremer of Jackson, Marie Lankford of Gates, Geneva Miller of Hammond, Ind., and Mary Frances Summer, Jewell Rhea and Louise Land, all of Ripley, and a brother, W. H. Clem of Dickson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 25, 1998

Ripley - Susie Elizabeth Crowder, 82, retired from Universal Electric, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Crowder, the widow of Leonard Crowder, leaves a daughter, Fannie Caldwell of Mountain Home, Ark.; two sons, Ed Louis Crowder and Leonard Crowder Jr., and a sister, Margie Garrett, all of Ripley, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 5, 2005

RIPLEY - Talton Brodis Crowder, 75, retired farmer, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home here with burial in Mary Chapel Cemetery near here. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Crowder, the husband of Dovie Lee Crowder, also leaves two daughters, Linda Brooks of Memphis and Ruby Lee Crowder of Ripley; three sons, Hilton Crowder, James Crowder, and Jerry Crowder, all of Ripley, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 2, 1997

RIPLEY - William Crowder, 77, retired mechanic, died of respiratory failure Thursday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center in Camden. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near Ripley. He leaves a daughter, Maxine Eller; three sons, Cecil Crowder, Jerry Crowder and Don Crowder, and two sisters, Evelyn Green and Ethel Hutcherson, all of Ripley, 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 6, 1996

RIPLEY - William Lewis Crowder, 69, retired carpenter and farmer, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Crowder leaves his wife, Ruby Nell Clem Crowder.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 4, 1993

BROWNSVILLE - Ruth Beauton Crum, 76, retired employee of Clearview Plastics, died of heart failure Monday at Methodist-Haywood Park Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church near Ripley with burial in the church cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home of Ripley has charge. Mrs. Crum, the widow of Joseph Herbert Crum, leaves a daughter, Linda Drumwright of Katy, Texas; a son, Danny Crum of Brownsville; three sisters, Bessie King, Catherine Forsythe and Peggy Brown, all of Ripley; a brother, Sonny A. Land of Brownsville, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 31, 2000

Cunningham, Jasper N; b 4 Feb 1859 -- d 6 Jan 1924
father J M Cunningham
cemetery Mary's Chapel Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

RIPLEY - Edward R. Czeszewski, 68, retired dock supervisor, died Saturday at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., after a stroke. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Marys Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Czeszewski, the husband of Ardella Ross Czeszewski, also leaves three daughters, Sandra Dee Weyer, Laura Lee Artus and Christina Marie Copiak; a son, Kenneth Wayne Czeszewski; two sisters, Bebe Nellis and Marlene Mullins; three brothers, Richard Czeszewski, Peter Czeszewski and Art Czeszewski, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 10, 1997

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