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

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Ragon, Mrs M B; b 18 Dec 1868--d 22 Sep 1932
father: Tom Esra; mother Mary Brodie
cemetery: Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Altie May Reuter, 82, retired seamstress, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and Moose Lodge of Fullerton, Calif. Mrs. Reuter, the widow of Fred Reuter, leaves a daughter, Mary Ann Phillips of Oregon; two sons, James Lee Carroll of Buena Park, Calif., and Kenny Carroll of Fullerton, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 15, 1997

RIPLEY - Fred J. Reuter, 70, retired forklift operator, died Monday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis after a short illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Asbury United Methodist Church, 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. Reuter, the husband of Altie Whitehorn Reuter, also leaves a stepdaughter, Mary Ann Phillips of Whittier, Calif.; a son, David Reuter of Anaheim, Calif.; two stepson s, James Lee Carroll of La Habra, Calif., and Kenneth Carroll of Fullerton, Calif.; two sisters, Ruth Saba of Madison, Wis., and Jewel Orvis of Sun Prairie, Wis., and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 2, 1992

Albert Robbins
BRIGHTON - A. E. Robbins, 75, retired chief mechanic for the state, died of heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery in Ripley. He was a Mason at the Arlington Lodge and a member of Conner Assembly of God Church in Halls. Mr. Robbins, the husband of Geneva Land Robbins, also leaves two daughters, Debbie Williams of Jacks Creek and Vonda Easter of St. Louis; five sons, Sammy Robbins, Steve Robbins, Barry Robbins and Jerry Robbins, all of Brighton, and Kenneth Robbins of Hawesville, Ky.; a sister, Lillie Bell Land, and a brother, Charles Chester Robbins, both of Ripley, 23 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 7, 1996

BRIGHTON - Geneva L. Robbins, 71, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery in Ripley. She was a member of Wright's Assembly of God. Mrs. Robbins, the widow of Albert Robbins, leaves two daughters, Vonda Easter of St. Louis and Debbie Williams of Jacks Creek; five sons, Kenneth Robbins of Hawesville, Ky., and Sammy Robbins, Jerry Robbins, Steve Robbins and Barry Robbins, all of Brighton; two sisters, Maggie Crowder and Helen Jackson, both of Ripley; three brothers, Rev. A. L. Land of Ripley, and Rev. George Land and Bud Land, both of Union City, 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 19, 1998

Sammy Earl Robbins, 56, of Brighton, retired mechanic for General Electric, died Tuesday at Methodist Healthcare-Germantown. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery in Ripley, Tenn. He was a member of Harvest Central Assembly of God. Mr. Robbins, the husband of Myra Hughes Robbins, also leaves two daughters, Samantha Jo Robbins and Amanda Ann Robbins, both of Brighton; three sons, James Robbins of Gilt Edge, Tenn., and Joseph Cox and Dustin Robbins, both of Brighton; two sisters, Vonda Easter of St. Louis and Debra Williams of Ripley; four brothers, Kenneth Robbins of Hawesville, Ky., and Jerry Robbins, Steve Robbins and Barry Robbins, all of Brighton, and five grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Harvest Central Assembly of God Building Fund.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 30, 2003

RIPLEY - Tracy Lynn Robbins, 24, factory worker for Komatsu Industry, died of gunshot wound Sunday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mr. Robbins leaves a daughter, Courtney Heather Robbins of Ripley; his parents, Danny Robbins of Luling, La., and Nancy Butch Latham of Ripley; two sisters, Kelley Robbins and Sandy Robbins, both of Luling; and a stepsister, Barbara Prescott; a brother, Brian Latham, and his grandparents, Opal Robbins and Reba Steelman, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 20, 1995

Robison, Samuel Louis; d 8 Jan 1929; age 64 yrs old
father Wm Robison
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Almus Lester Ross, 90, retired farmer, died Monday of pneumonia at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. 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. Ross, the widower of Bessie Irene Criner Ross, leaves two daughters, Ardella Czeszewski of Burbank, Ill., and Eva Lois Gates of Little Rock, Ark.; five sons, Harold Ross, Troy Ross and Elvis Ross, all of Ripley, Jessie Ross of Morris, Ill., a nd Lester Ross Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Violet Dillingham of Ripley, 20 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 10, 1995

Ross, Annie Etheline; b 25 Feb 1932--d 2 Apr 1932
father William Watson; mother Mary E White
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Earline Ross, 71, homemaker, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. 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. Ross, the wife of Harrell Ross, also leaves a daughter, Brenda Henson of Ripley; three sons, Bill Ross, Larry Ross and Jim Ross, all of Plainfield, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Betty Proskey of Portage, Mich., and Sue Whittaker of Ripley, and 13 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 13, 2002

RIPLEY - James Elvis Ross, 70, retired from Todd Uniform, died Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Marys Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He leaves two daughters, Debbie Styles and Charlene Blakley, both of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Peggy Marise of Brooksville, Fla.; a stepson, James Marise Jr. of Memphis; two sisters, Ardella Czeszewski of Oak Lawn, Ill., and Eva Lois Gates of Alexandria, Ark.; three brothers, Harrell Ross of Ripley, Lester Ross Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jessie Lynn Ross of Morris, Ill., five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 19, 2004

RIPLEY - Jean Rushing, 69, homemaker, died of cancer Wednesday at Covington Nursing Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home of Ripley has charge. Mrs. Rushing, the wife of Joe Rushing, also leaves two daughters, Joann Ray and Debra Jackson, and a son, Joe Rushing Jr., all of Ripley; three sisters, Ann Davis of Bells, Marie Holcomb of Ripley and Katherine Nation of Henning; a brother, Jerry Vowell of Ripley, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 11, 1999

Russell, Mrs Sumie; b 12 Aug 1886--d 17 Jun 1932
father Marshell Sherrod; mother __Jackson; wife of Henry
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Avery William Sanders, 74, retired well driller, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Sanders, the husband of Ruth Hopkins Sanders, also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Corrine Herron of Ripley; two sons, Larry Sanders of Germantown and Randy Sanders of Ripley; three sisters, Mrs. Lodemie Cook, Mrs. Dovie Crowder and Mrs. Ruby Kirby, all of Ripley; six grandchildren, a stepgrandson and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 13, 1990

RIPLEY - Beatrice Sanders, 81, homemaker, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Our Father's House Church in Henning, where she was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Sanders, the widow of George Edward Sanders, leaves six daughters, Virgie Howard, Edna Ammons and Yvonne Kirby, all of Ripley, Eva Ammons of Eads, and Mable Mueller and Darlene Womack, both of Covington; four sons, Andrew Sanders of Houston, Texas, James Roy Sanders of Henning, and Frank Sanders and Joe Sanders, both of Halls, 26 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 6, 2003

RIPLEY - Ruth Magaline Sanders, 77, homemaker, died of cancer Wednesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Ripley Church of God. Mrs. Sanders, the wife of Avery Sanders, also leaves a daughter, Corrine Herron of Ripley; two sons, Randy Sanders of Halls and Larry Sanders of Flower Mound, Texas; a sister, Lela Sanders of Memphis, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 13, 1998

Services for Jesse H. Sanderson, 81, of 616 Dunlap, Memphis, were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. After his retirement as a dairy worker, he had visited hospitals on behalf of First Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Rose Mae SANDERSON; son, Frank W. SANDERSON, of Memphis; daughters, Mrs. Birdie JOYNER, of Brownsville, Mrs. Gladys HUDSON, of Paris, Mrs. Myrtle SYLVESTER, Mrs. Noreen WALTON, Mrs. Clara WHITE and Mrs. Helen HURT, all of Memphis; step-sons, Charles MATTHEWS, of Jackson and Bill MATTHEWS, of San Diego, Calif; step-daughters, Mrs. Jean WILLIAMS and Mrs. Barbara DUNN, both of Memphis; his neices, Mrs. Neldon WHITE, of Ripley, Mrs. Richard MILLS, of Toulon, and Mrs. Hale BAIN, of Forked Deer.

B. C. Sandlin
RIPLEY - Buddy Clois Sandlin, 79, retired highway department employee, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery near here. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. Mr. Sandlin, the husband of Flossie Dillingham Sandlin, also leaves two daughters, Scarlet Tipton of Chattanooga and Barbara Spain of Ripley; a son, Ron Sandlin of Bartlett; two sisters, Lois Wadsworth of Ripley and Catherine York of Brownsville, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 29, 1997

RIPLEY -- James Eddie Sandlin, 81, retired security guard at Fort Pillow State Prison, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Sandlin leaves two sons, James Eddie Sandlin Jr. of Martinez, Ga., and Terry Sandlin of Pasadena, Texas; three sisters, Lois Wadsworth and Katie Bowie, both of Ripley, and Catherine York of Brownsville; two brothers, Robert Sandlin of Pomona, Calif., and Clois Sandlin of Ripley, five grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 17, 1994

F. Monette Sandlin
RIPLEY - Flossie Monette Sandlin, 84, retired from Tupperware, died Thursday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. Mrs. Sandlin, the widow of Buddy Clois Sandlin, leaves two daughters, Scarlett Tipton of Chattanooga and Barbara Spain of Ripley; a son, Ron Sandlin of Bartlett, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 7, 2002

RIPLEY -- James Eddie Sandlin, 81, retired security guard at Fort Pillow State Prison, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Sandlin leaves two sons, James Eddie Sandlin Jr. of Martinez, Ga., and Terry Sandlin of Pasadena, Texas; three sisters, Lois Wadsworth and Katie Bowie, both of Ripley, and Catherine York of Brownsville; two brothers, Robert Sandlin of Pomona, Calif., and Clois Sandlin of Ripley, five grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 17, 1994

RIPLEY - Mrs. Victoria Harris Sandlin, 91, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Sandlin, the widow of W. E. 'Buster' Sandlin, leaves a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Chalfant of Memphis; a son, W. E. Sandlin Jr. of Ripley, five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 13, 1991

Ripley - Doris Savage, 86, died December 2, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Lauderdale. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 3 at Conner Assembly of God. Burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 3, 2006

Ripley - Harris Lee Savage, 68, died February 15, 2007. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, February 16 at Garner Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 17 at the funeral home. Burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 16, 2007

Savage, Joseph Thomas; b 14 Jul 1932--d 10 Jul 1933
father Jim Savage; mother Rachael Brogdon
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Maud Pearl Elizabeth Savage; b. 3 Aug. 1920--d. 18 April 1935
father J. L. Savage; mother Rachael Brogdon
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 192

RIPLEY - Carl Thomas Simpson, 66, farmer, died Tuesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. 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. Mr. Simpson, the husband of Lula Mae Simpson, also leaves two daughters, Sarah Pike and Sylvia Humphries, both of Ripley; five sisters, Margaret Summar, Maxine Hardee, Faye Rose and Lillian Roberts, all of Ripley, and Pauline Pillow of Humboldt; six brothers, Tommy Simpson, Charles Simpson, Neal Simpson, Herman Simpson, Julian Simpson and Raymond Simpson, all of Ripley, and six grandchildren. Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 28, 2002

Julian Simpson, Jr., 23, of Ripley, died at 1:57 a.m. Saturday, March 10th, 2007 in a car accident in Memphis. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15th, at Garner Funeral Home, with burial in Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. He leaves his son, Julian Simpson III, of Memphis; a daughter, Kiaya Leigh Simpson, of Ripley; his parents, Julian, Sr., and Lori Simpson, of Ripley, and Cindy and Jerry Leggett, of Dyersburg; a brother Lee Leggett, of Dyersburg; and sisters, Krystal Leggett, of Dyersburg, and Chelsea Richardson, of Ripley.

RIPLEY - Ruth Simpson, 73, died Monday at Baptist Memorial 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. Mrs. Simpson, the widow of Joe T. Simpson, leaves five daughters, Faye Rose, Maxine Hardee and Lillian Haynes, all of Ripley, Pauline Pillow of Humboldt and Margaret Sanders of Henning; seven sons, Carl Simpson, Tommy Simpson, Charles Simpson, Neal Simpson and Julian Simpson, all of Ripl ey, Herman Simpson of Gates and Raymond Simpson of Henning; a sister, Bertha Wooley of Memphis; a brother, Carl Lashlee of Rolling Fork, Miss., 35 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 4, 1991

RIPLEY - Mary Slayton, 89, homemaker, died Thursday at Lauderdale Community Living Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Currie's Funeral Home in Henning with burial in Mary Chapel Church Cemetery.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 25, 2003

RIPLEY - James Theo Smith, 64, retired prison guard, died of heart failure Tuesday at Trinity Hospital in Chicago. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Smith, the husband of Vivian Webb Smith, also leaves two sons, Thomas Smith and David Walker Jr., both of Ripley; six sisters, Judy Garner of Munford, Ann Peyton of Henning, Sharon Russell of Memphis, and Jean Conrad, Elizabeth Tillman and Charlene Pilcher, all of Ripley; five brothers, Ray Smith of Memphis, Charles Smith of Henning, and Marvin Smith, Phillip Smith and Ronnie Smith, all of Ripley, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 8, 1999

Smith, Mrs Lillie May Gay; b 27 Oct 1894 -- d 16 Mar 1927
father W T O Gay, AL; mother Emma Spiller
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

Spiller, F M; d 26 Sep 1927; age 17 yrs 4 mo 2 days
father J E Spiller; mother __Leggett
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

RIPLEY - S. Sgt. John Marvin Spiller (USAF, ret.), 61, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Mary's Chapel Church Cemetery near Ripley. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a Korean and Vietnam War Army veteran. Mr. Spiller, the husband of Pat Bickers Spiller, also leaves two sons, John Marvin Spiller Jr. and J. Howard Spiller, a stepdaughter, Renee Dodson, a stepson, Michael Wayne Tims, and two sisters, Anne Robeson and Sue Nelson, all of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 10, 1992

RIPLEY - Stephen Lee Spiller, 2-month-old son of John and Talina Spiller, died Saturday afternoon at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He also leaves his grandparents, Pat Spiller of Ripley and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Brown of Atoka.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 23, 1994

RIPLEY - Lesley Eugene Stanley, 90, retired restaurateur, died of heart failure Wednesday at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of First Baptist Church. Mr. Stanley, the widower of Marie Stanley and Eunice Stanley, leaves a daughter, Rita Rozhon of Bensenville, Ill.; a son, Roy Stanley of Fayetteville, Ark.; two brothers, Paul Stanley and Carlton 'Bug' Stanley, both of Halls, and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 20, 2000

RIPLEY - William Stephens, 68, retired from American Air Filter in Brownsville, died Tuesday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Cornerstone Full Gospel Church. Mr. Stephens, the husband of Dorothy Lenderman Stephens, also leaves two daughters, Rebecca Bridgewater and Mary McNeal, and four sons, Oneal Stephens, Michael Stephens, Donald Stephens and Randy Stephens, all of Ripley; a sister, Mary Goodman of Halls, and 13 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 1, 2004

RIPLEY - Marion Stewart, 84, homemaker, of Covington Manor Nursing Home, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton after a heart attack. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Conner Assembly of God. Mrs. Stewart, the widow of Thomas Stewart, leaves a daughter, Jean Tims of Ripley; two sons, John Stewart of Evansville, Ind., and Thomas Stewart of North Carolina, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 5, 1994

Billy Summar
RIPLEY - Billie Rozelle Summar, 69, retired farmer, died Sunday of an apparent suicide at his home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He leaves a daughter, Diane Saunders of Watauga, Texas, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 29, 1999

GATES - Donna Jean Summar, 49, former employee of Tupperware Co. in Halls, died of leukemia Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Eureka Methodist Church. Mrs. Summar, the wife of Ronnie James Summar, also leaves four daughters, Kimberly Renae Edgell of Halls, Kelly Dawn Latham and Kerri Summar, both of Gates, and Kandie Pennington of Edith; her parents, Bobbie and John C. Emersonof Gates; two brothers, Mike Emerson of Brownsville and Larry Emerson of Gates, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 29, 2000

Elisha Summar
RIPLEY - E. B. 'Chug' Summar, 86, retired farmer, died Friday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Summar, the husband of Ora Criner Summar, also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ora Bell Queen of Henning; a son, Coy Summar, and a sister, Mrs. Ruby Maness, both of Ripley, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 4, 1991

RIPLEY - James Ellis Summar, 81, retired farmer, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. Mr. Summar, the husband of Margaret Simpson Summar, also leaves a daughter, Patricia Hughes of Gates; two sons, Ronnie Summar of Gates and Rickie Summar of Ripley; two sisters, Maggi Burks of Ripley and Ruby Shelton of Memphis; two brothers, Clyde Summar Jr. of Ripley and Algie Summar of Gary, Ind., eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 13, 2003

Ripley - Jerry Thomas Summar, 67. Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 18, 2006

Ripley - Helen W. Summar, 99, died Saturday, December 24, 2005 at Lauderdale Community Living Center in Ripley. Visitation will be Monday, December 26, 2005 at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Garner Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with the burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. She was the widow of Jim Summar and is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Woodard; son, Jimmy "Hut" Summar, both of Ripley, TN; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The family request that memorials be sent to Mary's Chapel Cemetery Fund. Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 25, 2005

HENNING - Ora Louise Criner Summar, 87, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Services were Wednesday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church in Ripley, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery there. Garner Funeral Home of Ripley had charge. Mrs. Summar, the widow of Elisha B. Summar, leaves a daughter, Ora Belle Queen of Henning; a son, Coy Summar, and a sister, Luella Jenkins, both of Ripley; four brothers, Nolan Criner, Hubert Criner and Rozelle Criner, all of Ripley, and Leroy Criner of Yorba Linda, Calif., two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 16, 1999

Ripley - Susie E. Summar, 89, of Merrillville, IN, formerly of Ripley, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at Towne Center Healthcare Facility in Merrillville. Susie was born July 29, 1916 to Laura and Robert Carroll in Ripley. She lived in Lauderdale County until failing health forced her to move to Gary, IN. She is survived by a sister, Bessie (Algue) Summar of Gary; a sister-in-law, Joyce Carroll of Mayfield, KY; a stepson, Clyde Summar, Jr.; stepdaughters, Maggie (Earl) Burks and Ruby Shelton, 18 nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and nephews and extended family. Also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Summar, Sr. in 1976; a sister, Eliza Herron; brothers, Robert, Joseph and Floyd Carroll; stepdaughters, Florence Wandler and Evelyn Rose, and stepson, James Summar. Susie was a homemaker and spent much of her life working on the farm with her family. She loved to garden and spent many hours working with her flowers. Accepting Christ as her Saviour in her early teens, Susie was a faithful member of Woodville Baptist Church for many years. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 28 at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with Rev. Doug Clinton officiating. Visitation, 3-8 p.m. Sunday. Burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 27, 2005

Tommie T. Summar
RIPLEY - Tommy T. Summar, 87, retired farmer, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital Lauderdale. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. Summar leaves a daughter, Mrs. Rosemary Chipman of Ripley; two sons, Jerry Summar and John Lee Summar, both of Ripley; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Smith of Ripley; a brother, E. B. Summar of Ripley, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 3, 1990

RIPLEY - Roy Phillip Sweny, 53, truck driver for Scheider International, died of heart failure Monday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a Vietnam Marine Corps veteran and a member of Cornerstone Full Gospel Church. Mr. Sweny, the husband of Minnie Sweny, also leaves two daughters, Carol Sweny of Sacramento and Juliann Stephens of Ripley; four sons, Jonathan Sweny and Mark Sweny, both of Blythe, Calif., Mark Pfeffer of Ripley and Gerald Pfeffer of Olive Branch, Miss., and nine grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 18, 1999

Ripley - Mary Myrtle Sylvester, 95.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2006 at Garner Funeral Home, Ripley, TN
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 10, 2006

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
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 28, 2005

Ripley - Jimmy Wayne Tillman, 59, died November 28, 2006 at his home. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. November 29, and funeral service will be at 2 p.m. November 30, both at Garner Funeral Home. Burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 29, 2006

RIPLEY - J. A. Tims Jr., 75, retired farmer, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a Navy veteran. Mr. Tims, the husband of Jean Tims, also leaves a daughter, Marion Elder of Ripley; three sons, Jack Tims and Robert Tims, both of Ripley, and Thomas Tims of Las Vegas; a sister, Betty Henson of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 17, 2002

Ms. Jerolline Tims, 84, homemaker, of Riley, died Friday, Dec. 14, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services were held Monday, Dec. 17, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. The widow of Samuel Jefferson Tims, Ms. Tims leaves three daughters, Carolyn Hale of Bartlett, Tenn., Mary Helen (Bobby) Howard of Ripley, and Lola (Cecil) Wells of Camden, Tenn.; sons, Robert (Michelle) Tims of Camden, Tenn., and Randy (Debbie) Tims of Ripley, (predeceased Larry and Jerry Tims); a brother, Billy Ashmore of Ripley; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday December 19, 2007

Jerry Lynn Tims, 61, of Ripley, a retired carpenter, died Monday in Baptist Hospital Lauderdale in Ripley. Rites were Wednesday in Garner Funeral Home, burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. He leaves a son, Jerry, a brother, Randy, and a sister, Mary Helen (Mrs. Bobby) Howard, of Ripley; a daughter, Brandy Henderson, of Bowling Green Ky.; his mother, Jeroline Ashmore Tims, of Brownsville; another brother, Robert, and a sister, Lola (Mrs. Cecil) Weeks, of Camden; another sister, Carolyn Hale, of Bartlett; and three grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley Tennessee
June 21, 2007

Ripley - Jerry Don Trosper, 63, died July 17, 2006 at his home. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, and funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 18, 2006

Mrs. Bernice Gay Tucker, 67, of Memphis died Sunday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Yarbrough Funeral Home in Ripley, Tenn., with burial in the Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Tucker, the widow of Joseph Tucker, leaves four daughters, Ms. Rosemary Holliday of Incline Village, Nev., Ms. Amy Swayzee of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Ms. Laura Tucker of Sacramento, Calif., and Ms. Emily Hunt of Millington; her mother, Ms. Brittie Craig Gay of Ripley; three sisters, Ms. Eddie Ree Porte r of Ripley, Ms. Emma Sluder of Tyler, Texas, and Vivian Phillips of Montgomery, Ala.; two brothers, Thomas Gay of Bartlett and Carlton Gay of Ripley, and one grandchild. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be sent to the American Cance r Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 1, 1991

Turner, Joe Thomas; b 21 May 1889--d 8 Dec 1930
father James A Turner; mother Anna Jennings
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

May Usery
Usery, Delsy May; b 10 Apr 1932--d 22 Jul 1932
father J D Usery; mother Alice Esra
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Cloudy Samuel Vaughn
RIPLEY - Sammy Vaughn, 66, retired farmer, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Ripley after a long illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home in Halls with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. He was a member of Halls First Christian Church and was a World War II Army veteran. Vaughn leaves three daughters, Miss Cherry Vaughn and Mrs. Brenda Barlow, both of Gates, and Mrs. Ann Clem of Ripley; three sons, Butch Vaughn and Eugene Vaughn, both of Ripley, and Roger Vaughn of Halls; a sister, Mrs. Lois Reece of Friendship; a stepbrother, Ernest Miller of Arlington, Texas; and eight grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 11, 1991

A.D. Walton, 92, of Ripley, retired carpenter, died Friday at Baptist Hospital Lauderdale. Services were Sunday in Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Hattie Beshires Walton; two daughters, Pauline Adkisson, of Ripley, and Brenda Fry, of Brownsville; three sisters, Mary Spencer, of Ripley, Ethel Ray, of Brownsville, and Jessie Mae Smith, of Batesville, Miss.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley Tennessee
September 20, 2007

RIPLEY - George Walton, 52, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at First Assembly of God in Ripley, where he was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Walton, the husband of Patricia Rose Walton, also leaves his father, Hubert Walton of Ripley, and three brothers, Charles Walton of Ripley, Hubert Clevy Walton of Topeka, Kan., and James Minner of Shreveport, La.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 20, 1993

RIPLEY - Hubert Etheridge Walton, 83, retired construction worker, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Ashport Baptist Church. Mr. Walton, the husband of Nannie Mae Walton, also leaves three sons, Hubert Clevy Walton of Topeka, Kan., Charles Wesley Walton of Halls and James Carroll Minner of Bossier City, La.; three sisters, Mary Spencer of Ripley, Ethel Ray of Brownsville and Jessie Mae Smith of Batesville, Miss.; three brothers, A. D. Walton and Robert Walton, both of Ripley, and Edmon Walton of Clinton, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 17, 1997

Warpool, Effie, widow; b 24 Aug 1881 -- d 3 Feb 1926
father Miles Ferguson
cemetery Mary's Chapel
cause of death Tubercular Pneumonia
order given by Pate Warpool
Funeral Home Burgess & Peters
Effie Warpool--After an illness of ten days, Mrs. Effie Warpool died Tuesday morning and was buried Wednesday at Mary's Chapel. Rev. G.W. Tracy conducted the funeral services. Mrs. Warpool is survived by six children, four daughters and one son. ENTERPRISE Friday February 5, 1926

RIPLEY - Arnold Odell Douglas Watson, 80, retired employee of Tupperware, died Wednesday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Assembly of God. Mr. Watson, the husband of Elizabeth Watson, also leaves seven daughters, Evelyn White of Oak Lawn, Ill., Mary Claywell and Beverly West, both of Lockport, Ill., Sue George of Bridgefield, Ill., Shelia West o f Counce, and Rebecca Watson and Josephine King, both of Ripley; three sisters, Myrtle Mecham and Pattie Sue Moore, both of Ripley, and Louise Kellum of Covington; a brother, Aubrey Watson of Covington, 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 23, 1995

Ripley - Elizabeth Watson, 87, of Orland Park, Ill., formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died Thursday at Aldens Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Orland Park. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Watson, the widow of Arnold Watson, leaves seven daughters, Evelyn White and Sheila Campbell, both of Counce, Mary Claywell of Crest Hill, Ill., Annie Sue George of Matteson, Ill., Beverly West of Lockport, Ill., and Josephine King and Rebecca Watson, both of Ripley; a sister, Annie Mae Hendren of Ripley, 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 30, 2005

Webb, Eugene; b 18 Aug 1916 -- d 23 Jan 1926
father John Webb; mother __Ferguson
cemetery Mary's Chapel

Webb, Infant; 18 Dec. 1939; stillborn
father Wooten Webb; mother Lorean Carver
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Martha Ann Webb, 71, retired secretary, of Ripley, died Thursday, May 17, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 19, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Ms. Webb, widow of S.J. Webb, leaves two daughters, Judy Heinrich of Ripley and Mary Maietta of Ripley; two sons, David Webb and Mike Webb, both of Ripley; a special friend, Jo Ellen Havard; two sisters, Katie Hutcherson of Halls and Carolyn Lewis of Knoxville; two brothers, Terry Hightower of Ripley and Bill Hightower of Dyersburg; seven grandchildren and fie great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, May 9, 2007

RIPLEY - Mary Alice Parham Webb, 74, homemaker, died of cancer Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel. She leaves two daughters, Vivian Lee Smith and Charlotte Flowers, both of Ripley; two sons, James Oliver Webb of Savannah, Ga., and Henry Benjamin Webb of Henning, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 11, 1996

West, Tom Mix; d 13 Apr 1928; age 4 yrs 1 mo 17 days
father Tom West; mother ___Harrell
Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

Wheatley, Isaac B; b 20 May 1851 -- d 27 Jun 1930
Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

Dorsey White
RIPLEY - Willie Dorsey White, 85, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday 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. She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church. Mrs. White, the widow of James Nelson White, leaves a son, James White of Ripley, 4 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 25, 2001

RIPLEY - James E. White, 70, retired farmer, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church. He leaves four sons, Mike White and Steve White, both of Ripley, Joe White of Munford and Greg White of Lexington, Ky., and 10 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 1, 2004

RIPLEY - James Nelson White, 82, retired farmer and retired farm manager at the former Fort Pillow State Prison, died Saturday at his home after a heart attack. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. He was a deacon at Maranatha Baptist Church. Mr. White, the husband of Dorsey Murley White, also leaves a son, James E. White of Ripley, four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 2, 1997

Williams, Bennitt; b 23 Oct 1856 -- d 12 Mar 1930
father Royland Williams
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home
On Wednesday, March 12, the spirit of Bennett Williams was called to it's reward. He was born in McNairy County, but in early manhood moved to Ripley, where he spent most of his life. He leaves a widow, who before their marriage was Miss Jennie Hays. To this union were born twelve children, five of whom survive; Joe B. Williams of Ripley; H. D. Williams of Hurricane Hill; Mrs. J. E. Kirby of Blytheville, Ark.; Mrs. B. H. Olds, of Greenville, MS; Mrs. Henry Adkerson, of Nut Bush. He was 74 years and for 37 years a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church at which place his funeral was conducted by Rev. M. F. Savage. Lauderdale County Enterprise, March 21, 1930

Williams, C D Jr; b 30 Jan 1931--d 7 Feb 1931
father C D Williams; mother Clara Smith
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

Williams, Henry W, widower; b 4 Mar 1846 -- d 29 Jul 1923
father Roland Williams, NY
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

Ripley - Maggie Sue Williams, 68, died January 22, 2007. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 24 and funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday January 25 both at Garner Funeral Home. Burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 24, 2007

Mary Jane Williams; b. 14 Feb. 1852--d. 2 March 1935
father Ben New b. N.C.; mother Coral b. N.C.; widow of: I.T.
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 173

William Harbert Williams, 69, retired carpenter, of Mary's Chapel, died at Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered three weeks earlier after a long illness. Services were Tuesday at Mary's Chapel Church, burial in church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Maggie Kirkess WILLIAMS; his sons, Jessie WILLIAMS, of Ripley, Jack WILLIAMS, of Dyer, Ind., and Neil WILLIAMS, of Gary Ind.; his daughters, Mrs. Reba SWEENY and Mrs. Virginia HOLOBAUGH, both of Memphis; his brother, Louis WILLIAMS, of Ripley and his sisters, Mrs. Pearl TURNER, Mrs. Lexie RUSHING & Mrs. Jim SUMMAR, Sr. all of Ripley. FR

RIPLEY - William Gene Winchester, 66, retired from Ivers & Pond Piano Co. finishing department, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Faith Tabernacle, where he was a founding member and the oldest member, with burial in Mary Chapel Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Winchester, the husband of Susie McClinton Winchester, also leaves two sons, Howard Gene Winchester and Richard Lee Winchester, both of Ripley; two sisters, Vaudina Dunn of Drummonds and Windy Hoskins of Ripley, and a grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 10, 2002

RIPLEY - Lois Audrey Winton, 70, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Winton, the wife of George H. Winton Jr., also leaves a daughter, Vicki Montgomery of Bartlett; a son, Dennis G. Winton, and three sisters, Letha Bradshaw of Houston, Texas, Mable Moore of Ripley and Laura Lynn Beckam of Arkansas.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 23, 1998

Robert Milton Woodard, 85, of Ripley, died Saturday, Dec. 15, at Lauderdale Community Living Center. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Garner Funeral Home with burial at Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Woodard was a member of First Baptist Church and past deacon. He was a Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian, past Master of Ripley Masonic Lodge No. 630, Al Chymia Shrine, past president of Ripley Shrine Club, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign War. He was the owner of Woodard Trucking Company and an agent for Shelter Insurance for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Summar Woodard; son Robert M. Woodard Jr.; daughter Rebecca W. Hendrix; granddaughter Amy H. Flowers, all of Ripley; sisters Shirley W. Matthews of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Anne W. Deckard of Hendersonville, N.C.; and a brother Jack Woodard of West Memphis, Ark. He was preceded in death by a sister Evelyn W. Starr.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, December 19, 2007

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