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

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Ioma Danley
RIPLEY - Oma Elder Danley, 84, of Tulsa, formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Assembly of God in Ripley, where she was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Danley, the widow of William T. Danley, leaves a daughter, Wilma Hoots of Tulsa; a son, Delbert Danley of Memphis; a brother, Horace 'Cotton' Elder of Ripley, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 31, 1999

RIPLEY - Billy Davis, 70, carpenter, died Wednesday at his home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Marys Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was an Air Force veteran. He leaves two daughters, Felicia Davis of New Orleans and Tracy Land of Ripley; two sons, Bill Mac Davis of Halls and Bart Davis of Ripley; a brother, Joe Davis of Memphis, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 30, 2004

Lillie Davis
Davis, Mrs Lizzie, widow; b 14 Aug 1847 -- d 21 Sep 1926
father Milton Cowan, NC; mother Martha Cooper, TN
cemetery Mary's Chapel Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

Robert Thomas Davis, 33, of New Orleans, La., nephew of Mrs. Eugene STANLEY, of Ripley, died Tuesday of last week in Charity Hospital, New Orleans from burns received when his house trailer caught fire. He was a self-employed construction worker. Services were last Friday in Mary's Chapel Church, burial in church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Alma Jo DAVIS, of Dyer, Ind.; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. William Robert DAVIS, of Calument City, Illinois; his son, R. T. DAVIS, Jr., and his daughter, Bonnie Suzanne DAVIS, both of Dyer, Ind.; and his brothers, Billy Wayne DAVIS, of Memphis and Joe Max DAVIS, of Calument City, Ill.
Lauderdale County TN
FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 1968

W.R.Davis
RIPLEY - William Robert Davis, 89, retired carpenter and farmer, died of heart failure Tuesday at Ripley Healthcare & Rehab. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Marys Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Davis, the widower of Mildred Stone Davis, leaves two sons, Billy W. Davis of Ripley and Joe Davis of Memphis, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 28, 2001

Dunavant, Ruby Geraldine; b 13 Mar 1933--d 18 Sep 1933
father Lee Dunavant; mother Dolphie McKee
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Ripley - William Bert Easter, 70, retired maintenance foreman for Von Hoffman Press, died Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a Navy veteran. Mr. Easter, the husband of Vonda Robbins Easter, also leaves two daughters, Vonda Kay Cox of Brighton and Rhonda Fay King of Arlington; two sons, Jerry Linn Easter of California and Albert Ray Stafford of Brighton; two sisters, Dorothy House and Darlene Roedner, and three brothers, Bernie Easter, John Easter and Herb Easter, all of St. Louis, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 17, 2004

RIPLEY - Cecil William Edwards, 46, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale after a heart attack. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery here. Mr. Edwards, the husband of Sue Edwards, also leaves three sons, Cecil William Edwards Jr., Rocky Glenn Edwards and Jason Hunter Edwards, all of Ripley; three sisters, Martha Jane Marbry of Covington, Betty Jean Pounds of Bradford and Ruthie Mae Booker of Benton Harbor, Mich.; two brothers, Jimmy Wayne Edwards and Raymond Webb Edwards, both of Ripley, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 3, 1999

Ripley - Dora Evelyn Elder, 74, factory worker, died Thursday at Lauderdale Community Assisted Living. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Marys Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She leaves three daughters, Carolyn Mitchell, Anita Trosper and Tammy Little; a son, Mickey Elder, and a sister, Maxine Forsythe, all of Ripley, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 4, 2005

Ripley - Mary Ethel Crook Elder, 64, homemaker, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. 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. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Elder, the wife of Robert T. Elder, also leaves a daughter, Lisa Matthews Stobing; three stepdaughters, Anita Trosper, Carolyn Mitchell and Tammy Little; a stepson, Mickey Elder, and three brothers, Robert W. Crook, Jack Crook and Charles Lee Crook, all of Ripley, two grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 24, 2004

RIPLEY - Charles C. Ellis, 70, retired farmer, died of cancer Tuesday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Ellis, the husband of Audrey Ellis, also leaves two daughters, Anita Tharpe of Covington and Jane Mooney of Arvin, Calif.; three sons, Ernest Ellis, Wayne Ellis and Jimmy Land, all of Ripley; three sisters, Edna Campbell of Halls, Carolyn Brenner of Texas and Virginia Meeker of Huntington, Calif.; two brothers, Bob Ellis and Veston Ellis, both of Halls, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 2, 1997

Emmons, Iona; d 18 Feb 1926
father Will Emmons, MS; mother __ Smith, OK
cemetery Mary's Chapel
age 1 yr old
Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

Ethridge, Mrs Nolie; d 2 Aug 1928
father Andy Nolan; mother __Holcomb
age 27 yrs old
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - John Phill Fergason, 58, of Tucson, formerly of Ripley, retired Army veteran, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital in Tucson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Fergason, the husband of Sue A. Fergason, also leaves a daughter, Heather LeAnn Foley, and a son, Jon E. Fergason, both of Tucson, and a sister, Jean Haskins of Oregon.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 16, 2004

RIPLEY - John J. Ferguson, 48, dispatcher for the Ripley Police Department, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church near Ripley, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Ferguson leaves his mother, Louise Ferguson of Ripley; four sisters, Phyllis Webster, Judy Ammons and Candy Harrison, all of Ripley, and Jane Coulston of Henning, and a brother, Ronnie Ferguson of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 29, 1995

Mary Charlotte Chipman Flowers
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

CURVE - Johnie Dewayne Ford, 50, cattleman and tomato farmer, died of cancer Saturday at his home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery in Ripley. He was a member of Curve Methodist Church and an Army veteran. Mr. Ford, the husband of Regina Daniels Ford, also leaves a daughter, Allison Turnbow, and two sons, Johnie Ford Jr. and David Ford, all of Curve; two sisters, Brenda Moore of Dyersburg and Linda Carmack of Gates; a brother, Terry Ford of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 5, 1999

RIPLEY -- Edward Dunaway Forsythe, 63, died of pneumonia Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Marys Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Forsythe leaves two daughters, Joann Hill and Susan Hill, both of Little Rock; his father, Elmo Forsythe of Ripley; two sisters, Bertha Jackson of Ripley and Dovie Ashmore of Hiawatha, Kan.; two brothers, Lucius Forsythe and Sam Forsythe, both of Ripley, and two grandchildren
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
August 23, 1994

Elam L. Forsythe
RIPLEY - Elom Lucius Forsythe, 98, retired farmer, died Thursday of heart failure at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Forsythe, the widower of Nancy West Forsythe, leaves two daughters, Dovie Ashmore of Hiawatha, Kan., and Bertha Jackson of Ripley; two sons, Lucius Forsythe and Sam Forsythe, both of Ripley, 14 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 23, 1995

Fowler, Calvin Pleas; d 24 Jun 1930
b NC; age 68 yrs old
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

Mary Lois Fowler
GLEASON - Mrs. Lois Fowler, 88, of Gleason, formerly of Ripley, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital of McKenzie. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Cemetery near Ripley. Garner Funeral Home in Ripley has charge. She was a Methodist. Mrs. Fowler, the widow of Tom Frank Fowler, leaves a daughter, Mrs. James Swann of Murfreesboro; three sons, Tom Fowler and Robert Fowler, both of Gleason, and Harold Fowler of Torrance, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Edna Johnson of Memphis, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 3, 1991

RIPLEY - Shirley Ann Jenkins Foy, 57, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, secretary for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division for 30 years, died Monday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. 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. She was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova. She leaves a son, David Foy of Memphis; her mother, Louella Jenkins of Ripley; a sister, Louise Jordan of Germantown; a brother, John Jenkins of Ripley, and a granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 10, 1996

DYERSBURG - Dustin Wayne Gaines, 16-year-old son of Sandra Taylor and Richard Gaines, formerly of Ripley, student, died Monday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery there. He was a member of Southside Assembly of God. He also leaves his stepmother, Karen Gaines of Dyersburg; his stepfather, Walter Taylor, and a sister, Keri S. Gaines, both of Ripley; four stepsisters, Britney Taylor and Angela Taylor, both of Ripley, and Tiffany Marler and Mandy Marler, both of Dyersburg; his grandparents, Corrine Herron of Ripley, Martha Hutcherson of Gates, Inez and Matt Gaines of Gallatin and Amy B. Taylor of Brownsville, and his great-grandmother, Maryetta Cox of Gates.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 24, 2003

RIPLEY - Brittie Marie Gay, 94, died Sunday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Whitefield Assembly of God Church, where she was a charter member, with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Gay, the widow of Thomas Eddie Gay, leaves three daughters, Eddie Ree Porter of Ripley, Emma Sluder of Tyler, Texas, and Vivian Phillips of Montgomery, Ala.; two sons, Tom Ed Gay of Bartlett and Carlton Gay of Ripley; two sisters, Shirle y Rowe of Ripley and Faye Porter of Memphis; 23 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 6, 1992

RIPLEY - Katie Leona Gay, 63, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Mrs. Gay, the widow of Thomas Gay, leaves a daughter, Louise Bates of Ripley; two brothers, Walter Baggett of Ripley and Alfred Baggett of Gary, Ind., four grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 16, 1993

RIPLEY - Perry 'Don' Gay, 57, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Gay leaves a daughter, Mrs. Denise Kissell of Ripley; three sons, Tim Gay of Burlison, Darnell Gay of Birmingham, Ala., and Chris Gay of Cleveland, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Kiestler and Mrs. Reba Steelman, both of Ripley; four brothers, Charles Gay of Memphis, and Gene Gay, Wayne Gay and Lynn Gay, all of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 28, 1991

Gay, W T O; b 20 Dec 1863--d 16 Aug 1932
father William Gay; mother Tilda Adams
farmer, married, Haywood Co death
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Robert F. Gibson, 79, of Horn Lake, Miss., formerly of Ripley, retired assembly worker, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Gibson, husband of Estelle Gibson, also leaves a daughter, Gwendolyn Iswims of Memphis; two sons, Woodie Gibson of Memphis and Charles Gibson in Defeated Creek; a sister, Lavora Grantland of Ripley; a brother, Bill Gibson of Nashville, 10 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 8, 1992

RIPLEY - Albert Lynn Goforth, 58, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Ripley Church of God. Mr. Goforth, the husband of Evelyn Goforth, also leaves four daughters, Tina Mayfield of Maury City, Janet Hogeland and Paula Roach, both of Ripley, and Vanessa Beasley of Henning; two sons, Greg Medford and Joey Goforth, and three sisters, Agnes Medford, Linda Moore and Patsy Gay, all of Ripley; five brothers, Donald Goforth, Ronnie Goforth, Buford Lynn Goforth and Jimmy Goforth, all of Ripley, and Jasper Goforth of Dyersburg, 15 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 21, 2003

HALLS - Bobby Wayne Goforth, 44, mechanic, died of cancer Thursday at his home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near Ripley. He leaves a daughter, Crystal Buckner, and a son, Ricky Jackson, both of Ripley; two stepdaughters, Amber Jackson of Ripley and Shelby Jackson of Halls; three sisters, Agnes Medford, Patsy Gay and Linda Moore, all of Ripley; six brothers, Albert Goforth, Ronnie Goforth, Jimmy Goforth, Buford Lynn Goforth andDonald Goforth, all of Ripley, and Jasper Goforth of Dyersburg; a companion with whom he lived, Cindy Jackson, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 9, 2000

RIPLEY - Vernell Goforth, 70, homemaker, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Mrs. Goforth, the wife of Buford Goforth, also leaves three daughters, Agnes Medford, Linda Moore and Patsy Gay, all of Ripley; eight sons, Albert Goforth, Charlie Goforth, Buford Lynn Goforth, Jimmy Goforth, Ronnie Goforth and Donald Goforth, all of Ripley, Jasper Goforth of Dyersburg and Bobby Goforth of Halls; a sister, Daisy Moore of Arkansas, 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 19, 1995

RIPLEY - William Buford Goforth, 87, retired farmer, died of heart failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near Ripley. He was a member of Hutcherson's Chapel Church of God. Mr. Goforth, the widower of Vernell Goforth, leaves three daughters, Agnes Medford, Linda Moore and Patsy Gay, all of Ripley; eight sons, Albert Goforth, Charlie Goforth, Jasper Goforth, Buford Lynn Goforth, Ronnie Goforth, Donald Goforth and Jimmy Goforth, all of Ripley and Bobby Goforth of Halls, and 32 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 11, 2000

Ripley - Levora Grantland, 90, died September 23, 2006. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today and funeral services will be at 10 a.m. September 26 at Garner Funeral Home. Burial will be in Marys Chapel Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 25, 2006

Danny Paul Green, 36, contractor, of Ripley, died Saturday, Oct. 6, in Memphis. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Green leaves his parents, Nancy Helwig of Ripley and Jim Green of Indiana; a brother, Jack Green of Bartlett, Tenn.; and his grandfather, Jack Williams of Ripley.
Lauderdale Voice October 2007

RIPLEY - Vern 'Poss' Green, 73, retired farmer, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Green, the husband of Evelyn Williams Green, also leaves a daughter, LaQueta Tipps, and two sons, Keith Green and Timmy Green, all of Ripley; eight stepdaughters, Lisa Williams of Covington, Bonnie Rodriguez of Hollywood, Fla., and Teresa Binkley, Sandra Crichfield, Diane Williams, Wanda Biggs, Juanita Crowder and Charlotte Cooper, all of Ripley; four stepsons, Michael Williams, Donald Williams, Harbert Williams and James Williams, all of Ripley; four sisters, Corine Green of Indiana, and Irene Snyder, Tommie Pennie and Vedia Whitehorn, all of Rector, Ark.; a half-sister, Jennise Hatcher of Rector, 31 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 31, 2004

John Grigsby
b. 10 Oct 1876--d. 2 Feb 1942
father Richard Grigsby; farmer
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - James Leon Hammond Jr., 53, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired vacuum cleaner store owner, died Sunday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center after a stroke. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of the Blind Veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Elks Lodge 2039. Mr. Hammond, the husband of Eve Stafford Hammond, also leaves a son, Michael Hammond of Memphis; two stepdaughters, Keely Walker of Tallahassee, Fla., and Lannie Walker of Vista, Calif., and two sisters, Patsy Hall and Emily Padell, both of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 19, 1996

Virginia Hammonds; b. 12 March 1935-- d. 17 May 1935
father S.D.Hammonds; mother Daniels
Shelby Co. death
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Barry Harber, 55, employee of Marvin Windows and Doors, of Ripley, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Ripley. Services were held Thursday, Nov. 22, at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Harber was a Marine veteran and a Pentacostal. He leaves his wife, Alice Harber; his father, Charles Harber; three daughters, Malinda Mouser and Melissa Cansler, both of South Haven, Miss., and Debbie Bryson of Ripley; two sons, Chris Cartwright and Ritchie Cartwright, both of Ripley; a sister Phyliss Harber of Canada; two brothers, Phillip Harber of Memphis and Randy Harber of Miss.; and six grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, November 28, 2007

RIPLEY - Jimmy Lee Hardee, 60, antique dealer, died Monday at Lauderdale County Living Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He leaves three sons, Jimmy Lee Hardee Jr. of Brownsville, David Wayne Hardee of Halls and Timothy Allen of Newbern; two sisters, Maggie Sue Williams and Joyce Owens, both of Ripley; four brothers, Jerry Hardee of Dyersburg, and Robert Lee Hardee, William Hardee and Ralph Hardee, all of Ripley, and eight grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 14, 2004

RIPLEY - Robert Lee 'Bud' Hardee, 88, retired farmer, died of heart failure Wednesday at the Ripley Healthcare Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Hardee, the widower of Mary Elizabeth Hardee, leaves two daughters, Maggie Williams and Joyce Queen, both of Ripley; five sons, Robert Hardee, William Hardee, Jimmy Hardee and Ralph Hardee, all of Ripley, and Jerry Hardee of Dyersburg; three sisters, Florence Hass of Mercer, and Pearl Weatherford and Attie Lewis, both of Jackson; a brother, Jonas Hardee of Bemis, 29 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 10, 1998

RIPLEY - Rufus Jackson Hargett, 85, retired fruit produce farmer, died of heart failure Saturday at his home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home of Ripley has charge. He was a member of New Hope Methodist Church, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Hargett, the husband of Mary Virginia Hargett, also leaves three daughters, Linda Woodard, Brenda Buckner and Betty Garrett; a son, Rufus Hargett Jr.; a sister, Frances Sandlin, and a brother, Irby C. Hargett, all of Ripley, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 27, 1999

RIPLEY - Bill Harris Jr., 54, of Paragould, Ark., formerly of Ripley, riverboat deckhand, died Sunday at Paragould Community Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Harris leaves a sister, Mrs. Billye Ray of Memphis, and a brother, Jimmy Wayne Harris of Odessa, Texas.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 29, 1991

Willie Elmer Hathcock
RIPLEY - Mrs. Willie Lee Hathcock, 97, died Friday at Lauderdale County Nursing Home after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in the cemetery of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member. Mrs. Hathcock, the widow of William Luther Hathcock, leaves a son, Buford Hathcock; a sister, Mrs. Tulia Escue of Ripley; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 29, 1990

Bettie Jean Haynes, 80, homemaker, of Ripley, died Tuesday, April 10, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services were at 2 p.m., Friday, April 13, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. She was a member Crossview Baptist Church. Mrs. Haynes, widow of H. V. Haynes, leaves two sisters, Effie Chandler of Ocala, Fla., and Blanche Matthews of Memphis; two brothers, Milton H. Cunningham of Horn Lake, Miss., and Billy Cunningham of Ashland, Miss., and niece, Amy Maragos of Ripley.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday 18, 2007

RIPLEY - Arnie Jack 'Sonny' Heinrich, 57, training manager for Murphy Oil Co. and retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, died of cancer Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home. Mr. Heinrich, the husband of Judy Ann Webb Heinrich, also leaves two daughters, Andi Montgomery of Ashburn, Va., and Michelle Heinrich of Ripley; a son, Arnie Jack Heinrich Jr. of Clarkston, Mich.; two sisters, Marcy DeMasters of Waukegan,Ill., and Nancy Keyser of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a grandchild. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 8, 2000

RIPLEY - A. D. Hendren, 89, retired farmer, died of cancer Monday at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near Ripley. He was a deacon at Elim Baptist Church in the Orysa community. Mr. Hendren, the husband of Annie Mae Hendren, also leaves four daughters, Demetra Mills, Martha Parker, Frances Hendren and Patricia Phillips, all of Ripley; a son, Sidney Hendren of Halls; two sisters, Willie Ruth Kelly and Doris Parchman, both of Ripley, 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 20, 1999

Annie Mae Hendren, 94, housewife, of Ripley, died Aug. 30, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 1, at Mary’s Chapel Cemetery, Ms. Hendren was preceded in death by her husband, A.D. Hendren. She leaves four daughters, Demetra Mills of Ripley, Martha Parker of Ripley, Frances Hendren of Ripley, and Patricia Baumann of Gallatin; on son, Sidney Hendren of Halls; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice
September 5, 2007

RIPLEY -- Bessie Irene Hendren, 86, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Conner Assembly of God near Ripley, where she was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Ms. Hendren leaves three sisters, Doris Parchman, Dorothy Hendren and Willie Ruth Kelly, and a brother, A. D. Hendren, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 17, 1993

RIPLEY - Dorothy Louise Hendren, 82, retired factory worker, died of heart failure Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Conner Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She leaves two sisters, Doris Parchman and Willie Ruth Kelly, and a brother, A. D. Hendren, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 11, 1999

Hendren, infant; stillborn 1 Feb 1929
father W B Hendren; mother Jessie Crowder
cemetery Mary's Chapel Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Johnny Mac Hendren, 50, security guard for Baptist Memorial Hospital - Tipton, died Friday at Jackson - Madison County General Hospital after a stroke. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. He leaves a son, Keith Hendren of Ripley; four sisters, Elna Robbins of Ripley, Thelma Bolden of Fairbury, Ill., Shirley Newport of Jacksonville, Fla., and June Christman of Kellogg, Idaho; two brothers, Ernest Thurmond of Steger, Ill., and Sammy Thurmond of Crete, Ill., and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 7, 1999

Louise Hendren
RIPLEY - Jessie Louise Crowder Hendren, 86, homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Conner Assembly of God with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hendren, the widow of W. B. Hendren, leaves two sons, John Keith Hendren and Johnny Mack Hendren, and a brother, Broadus Crowder, all of Ripley, and a granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 25, 1996

RIPLEY -- David Martin Herron, 54, bulldozer operator, died Saturday at his home of an apparent gunshot wound. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Herron, the husband of Connie Jones Herron, also leaves two daughters, Kay Howard and Sandra Gaines; a son, Martin Herron; a stepdaughter, Julie Henson; two stepsons, Joshua Morris and Christopher Morris, and two sisters, Joyce Biggs and Sylv ia Morales, all of Ripley; a half-sister, Patsy Stevenson of Calhoun, Ga.; two half-brothers, William Herron and Wayne Herron, both of Ripley, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 1, 1994

RIPLEY - Edna Lucille Herron, 81, homemaker, died Tuesday at Methodist North Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Herron, the widow of William Taylor Herron, leaves a daughter, Patsy Rolfe of Calhoun, Ga.; two sons, William Herron and Wayne Herron, both of Ripley; two stepdaughters, Joyce Biggs of Ripley and Sylvia Morales of Stanton, 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 12, 2004

RIPLEY - John Larry Herron, 55, retired merchant, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Herron leaves a daughter, Teresa Garrett of Beechmont, Ky.; a son, Roger Herron of Ripley; two sisters, Norma Horvath and June Ann Trosper, both of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 6, 1993

Hightower, Lonnie; b 31 Jul 1912 -- d 22 Dec 1929
father Bob Hightower; mother __Davis
cemetery Mary's Chapel Garner Funeral Home

Margaret Hightower
Ripley - MARGARET HIGHTOWER TEAGUE, 90, died October 26, 2005 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, October 28 and service at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at Garner Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Teague was a homemaker and a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. She is the widow of Mark Hightower and Paul Teague. She is survived by her daughters, Katie Hutcherson of Halls, TN, Martha H. Webb of Ripley, TN and Carolyn Lewis of Knoxville, TN; sons, Terry Hightower of Ripley and Bill Hightower of Dyersburg; a sister, Anna D. Lee of Ripley, 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. Garner Funeral Home 731-635-1271
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 28, 2005

BROWNSVILLE - James S. Hoggard, 56, died Wednesday at his home. Graveside services were Monday at Mary's Chapel Cemetery in Ripley. Garner Funeral Home in Ripley had charge. He was a Vietnam War veteran. He leaves his mother, Jewel O. Mielke of Byron, Ill.; three sisters, Jennifer Eckardt of Romeoville, Ill., Janice Kane of DeKalb, Ill., and Cindy Mielke of California, and a brother, Richard Roone of Loves Park, Ill.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 14, 2003

RIPLEY -- Clarence Holcomb, 91, retired farmer, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church near here with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Holcomb, the widower of Myrtle Holcomb, leaves five daughters, Sylvia Conrad and Bobbie Curran, both of Ripley, Floy Sides of Kansas City, Kan., Frances Gibson of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Loretto Chapman of Henning; three sons, James Holcomb of Kansas City, Mo., Joseph Holcomb of Ripley and Jerome Holcomb of Henning, 30 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 8, 1994

HENNING - Julius Ray Holcomb, 60, dock worker for P-I-E Truck Lines, died Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. He was a Korean War Air Force veteran and a member of Durhamville Baptist Church near here. Mr. Holcomb leaves two stepdaughter, Judy Haven and Linda Kenworthy, both of Republic, Mo.,; a son, John Holcomb of Jackson; a stepson, Bobby Compton of McAlister, Okla.; four sisters, Louise Gleaves of Memphis, Mae Byrum of Ripley, Mildred Burns and Monnie George, both of Millington; three brothers, J. D. Holcomb and Ted Holcomb, both of Ripley, and Bill Holcomb of Camden, S.C.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 11, 1992

RIPLEY - Myrtle Holcomb, 87, died Friday at Family Practice Clinic in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.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. Holcomb, the wife of Clarence Holcomb, leaves five daughters, Sylvia Conrad and Bobbie Curran, both of Ripley, Floy Sides of Kansas City, Kan., Frances Gibson of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Loretta Chapman of Henning; three sons, James Holcomb of Kansas City, Mo., Joseph Holcomb of Ripley and Louis Holcomb of Henning, 33 grandchildren, 43 great- grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 12, 1992

Nancy Ann Holcomb; b. 16 Dec. 1941--d. 14 Jan 1942
father J W. Holcomb; mother Flossie May Mills
cemetery Mary's
Chapel Burgess & Peter Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Joseph Green Holobaugh, 86, of Byhalia, Miss., retired mechanic, died of heart failure Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis. Services were Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Mr. Holobaugh, the husband of Mary Holobaugh, also leaves five daughters, Barbara Crowder of Arlington, Betty Marcum of Bartlett, Debby Rodgers of Flippin, Ark., Carrie Holobaugh of Memphis and Jo Ann Berry of Los Angeles; three sons, Billy Marcum of Bartlett, Joe Marcum of Collierville and Gene Marcum of Byhalia; two sisters, Virginia Barfield of West Memphis, Ark., and Verna Turner of Greenfield, Ind., 23 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 11, 1996

James Holt, little son of Mr. and Mrs Frank Holt, died Sunday of diphtheria and was laid to rest in Mary's Chapel cemetery Monday.
He was in his third year and a bright little fellow who was the pride and joy of his fond parents.
Lauderdale County Enterprise; 14 Nov 1919

RIPLEY - Rex Hoots, 64, retired real estate agent for Texaco Oil Co., died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Mr. Hoots, the husband of Wilma Danley Hoots, also leaves a daughter, Kimberly Shook of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Delores Fondren of Memphis, and three brothers, C. A. Hoots and Lester Thomas, both of Memphis, and Gerald Wayne Hoots of Rector, Ark.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 19, 1993

RIPLEY -- Chiquita Laree Hopkins, 58, quality inspector at S-R of Tennessee in Ripley, died Monday of cancer at her home. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery here. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mrs. Hopkins, the wife of Owen Hopkins, also leaves a daughter, Jennifer Lea Hopkins; her mother, Gertrude Roberts, and four sisters, Joyce Bricco, Yvonne Grasso, Nancy Freeman and Linda Thompson, all of Ripley, and a granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 24, 1994

RIPLEY - Mrs. Mary Margaret Hoye, 41, employee of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Hoye, the wife of James B. Hoye, also leaves two daughters, Ms. Margaret Deann Hoye of Ripley and Ms. Shauna Kaye Servin of Missouri; a son, James Herbert Hoye of Ripley; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Jean Stanbrough of Lovington, N.M., and Ms . Norma Hollje of Dallas; a brother, Clark Long of Lovington, and a granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 22, 1991

Ripley - Sharon Levels Howe, 59, homemaker, died Monday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Howe, the wife of David Howe of West Memphis, Ark., also leaves a daughter, Tammy Kirkpatrick of Ripley; three sons, James Wayne Levels and Edward Sherman Levels, both of Ripley, and James Sherman Levels Jr. of Fort Hall, Idaho; three sisters, Dorothy Henry of San Bernardino, Calif., and Jo Ann Howard and Mary Mae Howard, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; two brothers, Curtis Howard and Robert Howard, both of Bakersfield, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 22, 2004

GATES - James Ray Hughes, 59, former supervisor for Ford Motor Co., died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after a heart attack. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. Mr. Hughes, the husband of Patricia Summar Hughes, also leaves a daughter, Tammy Gay of Washington, N.J.; a son, Kevin Newman of Covington; his mother, Gracie McCloud of Ripley; a sister, Peggy Esra of Halls; three brothers, Eugene Hughes, Dee Hughes Jr. and Michael Hughes, all of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 8, 2000

Dora Elizabeth Hutcherson; b. 19 Jul 1941 -- d. 8 Sept 1941
father Odell Hutcherson; mother Irene Klutts
Haywood Co. death
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Lee Irene Hutcherson Irene Hutcherson,72, widow of Odell Hutcherson, died Sunday in Lauderdale Hospital. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, with burial there. She leaves a son, Charles, of Ripley; four daughters, Mrs. Joan Mooney, of Ripley, Mrs. Judy Mielke, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., Mrs. Peggy Pridmore, of Bensenville, Ill., and Mrs. Pansy Sprissler, of Melrose Park, Ill.; a step-son, Odell Hutcherson, and a brother, Henry Klutts, of Ripley; a half-brother, Dan Klutts, of Ripley; a half-sister, Mrs.Pauline Kavanaugh, of Tucson, Ariz LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
June 10, 1982

Samuel Odell Hutcherson
Funeral services for Samuel Odell Hutcherson were held at 4 p.m. Friday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Odis Shultz, pastor, officiating. Garner's Funeral Home directed burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mr.Hutcherson, 71, died at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Lauderdale County Hospital after three days illness. He was born in Lauderdale County and was a farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Irene Klutts Hutcherson, two sons, Odell Hutcherson, of Ripley, and Charles Hutcherson, of Chicago, IL; six daughters, Mrs.Jewell Hoggard and Mrs.Peggy Pridmore, both of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Mabel Daniel, Mrs. William Lee, Mrs. Pansy Summar and Miss Joan Hutcherson, all of Ripley; one brother, Will Hutcherson, of Ripley; and two sisters, Mrs. Addie Lovell, of Ripley and Mrs. Presley Hutcherson, of Memphis.
ENTERPRISE
JULY 19,1957

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