OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Prospect Cemetery

CURVE--Dr. J. A. Bradford, for many years a practicing physician here, died Tuesday morning at his home in West Mermphis, Ark., after an illness of many months. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday February 12, 1932

Mrs. W. P. Caldwell died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George TILLMAN, near Cross Roads. She was buried in Prospect Cemetery Monday.

Wm Everett Caldwell, died Monday at his home near Flippen after about ten days illness of flu and pneumonia. He was about 55 years of age, and is survived by one son, Robert Scott Caldwell. The remains were laid to rest Tuesday morning in Prospect Cemetery.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee Friday April 3rd, 1925

Caldwell, Wm P, widower
d 19 Jul 1924
parents Henry Caldwell, ____ Griffin, MS
cemetery Prospect
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Carmack, Arthur Birtle
f. W. F. CARMACK m. Demetra AVERY
cemetery Prospect
Arthur B. Carmack, 91, retired Curve farmer and County highway department bridge foreman, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday in Bright Glade Nursing Home in Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, with burial in Prospect Cemetery. He was a member of Curve Church of Christ. He leaves three sons, J. T. Carmack, of Ripley, R. G. Carmack, of Byhalia, Miss; three daughters, Mrs. S. C. Anderson, Miss Gladys Carmack, and Mrs. Georgia Yarbrough, all of Memphis; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The Halls Graphic
Friday, July 14, 1972

Miss Edna Earl Carmack
3/31/03 5/14/60
parents A.B. CARMACK & Eula THOMPSON
cemetery Prospect

Carmack, Erah Ethel
1/17/1886 10/21/64
parents Josiah HAYNES & Annie FORTNER
w/o Sam V. CARMACK
cemetery Prospect
Ripley, Tenn., Oct. 21.- Mrs. Erah Haynes Carmack, wife of landowner Sam V. Carmack, died Tuesday night in her home near Ripley, after a long illness. She was 78. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Curve Church of Christ. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery with Garner’s Ripley Funeral Home in charge. Born in Edith, she was a member of Curve Church of Christ. She also leaves four sons, E.W. Carmack of Halls, Sidney Carmack of Ripley, Winston Carmack of Gates and Avery Carmack of Eavnsville, Ind.; six daughters, Mrs. Harry Sutton and Mrs. Roy Williams, both of near Ripley, Mrs. Guy Williams of near Gates, Mrs. Lyndell Mitchell of 3524 Bowen, Memphis, Mrs. J.E. Forrest of Oxford, Ala., and Mrs. T.L. Walker of Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Ora Melton of Memphis; 37 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Oct. 21 1964

Carmack, Etta
b 2 Feb 1898 d 30 Aug 1926
parents W F Carmack & Dermetra Avery
cemetery Prospect
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Carmack, Gladys
f. Arthur B. CARMACK m. Eula THOMPSON
cemetery Prospect

Carmack, Paul Elton
b 11 Jun 1926 d 20 Sep 1928
parents Sam Carmack - Haynes
cemetery Prospect
Garner Funeral Home

Carmack, Samuel Franklin
5/20/08 8/23/61
parents Samuel V.CARMACK & Erah HAYNES
h/o Geneva JACKSON
cemetery Prospect

Samuel Vincent Carmack, 85, retired landowner, farmer and rural mail carrier of Curve, died about 3:15 p.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Wednesday in Curve Church of Christ, burial in Prospect Cemetery. He leaves his sons, Edwin CARMACK, of Halls, Sidney CARMACK, of Ripley, Winston CARMACK, of Gates, and Avery CARMACK, of Evansville, Ind.; his daughters, Mrs. Jewell SUTTON and Mrs. Fay WILLIAMS, both of Ripley, Mrs. Demetra WILLIAMS, of Gates, Mrs. Lyndell MITCHELL, of Memphis, Mrs. Bernice FORESTER, of Oxford, Ala., and Mrs. Vivian WALKER, of Huntsville, Ala.; and his brother, Arthur CARMACK, of Memphis. ( parents Wm.F. CARMACK & Dementra AVERY - wife Erah Ethel HAYNES )
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Friday March 15, 1968

Carmack, Samuel Vincent III
11/13/46 4/19/66
parents S.V.CARMACK & Geneva JACKSON
h/o Louise GAY
cemetery Prospect

Carmack, Sewell
31 Mar 1913-15 Nov 1957
father: Sam CARMACK mother: Erah HAYNES
husb of Frances
cemetery Prospect

Carmack, Van Winston
f. Edison CARMACK m. Margaret CARROLL
cemetery Prospect

Mattie Cornelia Ferguson
5/7/1865 2/17/50
cemetery Prospect

Gaines, Ralph D.
f. Matt L. GAINES m. Mary E. LANGLEY
husband of Penny CARMACK
Prospect Cem

Goodwin, Edna Earl
b 4 May d 1 Jun 1928
parents J W Goodwin - Shands
cemetery Prospect
Garner Funeral Home

Georgie Lee Hutcherson
Monday, August 12, just as the sun was sinking in the far off West, the spirit of little Georgia Lee Hutcherson took its homeward flight to the great beyond. He had been sick the past eight weeks and on Sunday night developed pneumonia which hastened the end. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Odell Hutcherson, and besides his parents, leaves to mourn his going away, two sisters and two brothers. He will be greatly missed in the home here, but he has gone to the home not made by hands. We must not think of him as dead, but only sleeping. Georgia Lee was born March 22, 1928. His remains were laid to rest in Prospect Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. F. Savage of Ripley. Mrs. Mary Burlison of Brownsville; Mrs. Gertie Hutcherson of Memphis; Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Ray of Ripley; Mrs. Maggie Grantham of Covington; Mr. & Mrs. Tom Ray and Mrs. Emma Ray of Curve were among those who attended the services from a distance.

Hutcherson, Mrs Lorene w/o Sam'l Odell
d 10 Jul 1930 37 yrs old
parents J L Ray, NC - Moore
cemetery Prospect
Garner Funeral Home

Jackson, Dorothy Mai
b 13 Apr 1926 d 13 Dec 1927
parents Robert Jackson & Hester Hopkins
cemetery Prospect
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Eliza A. Kimble
After one weeks' illness, Mrs. Eliza A Kimble passed away at her home in Ripley at an early hour Wednesday morning. Her death was due to a stroke of paralysis. Her funeral service was held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. The remains were laid to rest in Prospect cemetery beside her husband who preceded her to the grave about 20 years ago. Mrs. KIMBLE was in her 67th year. She is survived by three sons and three daughters; Grover KIMBLE, Mrs. C. M. FERGUSON, and Mrs. Jennie GOAD all of Ripley; Mrs. Frank POPE of Gulfport, MS.; Will KIMBLE of Blytheville, Ark.; and Herman KIMBLE, who is in the U. S. NAVY.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, TN, May 25th,1923

Maxwell, Doris Laverne
b 14 Jul 1926 d 27 Jun 1928
parents Lofton Maxwell - Frankie May Goodwin
cemetery Prospect
Garner Funeral Home

Ray, Emma Sue
b 25 May 1925 d 5 Aug 1925
parents J C Ray & Shands
cemetery Prospect
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Ray, J Lee
d 22 Oct 1925 64 yrs old
parents Thomas Ray & __ Moore
cemetery Prospect
funeral home Burgess & Peters
CURVE-- Mr. Lee RAY, who lived near here, died Thursday morning and was buried in Prospect Cemetery Friday.
Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley,Tennessee, October 30th, 1925

Thomas E. Reed
2/5/1895 8/23/46
parents Thomas REED & Tennye GILBERT
place of death Halls, TN
occupation druggist
cemetery Prospect
DR. T. E. REED BURIED SUNDAY.. Services for Dr. Thomas E. REED, who died at his home here Friday night, were held at Prospect Church near Pulaski in Giles County, Tenn., Sunday. He was 51. A registered pharmacist, Dr. REED owned and operated a drug store in Dyersburg until some years ago when he came to Halls. A native of Giles County, he came to West Tennessee about 30 years ago. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruth HARGETT REED; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth H. PATTON; a grandson, Tommy PATTON, of Pasedena, Calif.; two brothers, C.E. REED, Pulaski, Tenn., and L.E. REED, of Pulaski, Tenn.

Tillman, infant son
still born 19 Mar 1927
parents Ocey Tillman, AR & Etta Richardson
cemetery Prospect
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Underwood, Hubert, married
d 30 Jun 1925
father G J Underwood
cause of death shot
cemetery Prospect
funeral home Burgess & Peters
Hubert UNDERWOOD, 35, was shot and killed at a distillery site on the Haywood-Madison County lines this afternoon at 5 o'clock by Dave McCAGE, deputy sheriff, when the former attempted to take the latter's pistol, and the deputy then loaded the dead man in his automobile and brought the corpse and two other men, Jack & J. W. IVEY, to this city, where the deputy surrendered to Sheriff R. A. MAINERD and gave bond for $2000 for his appearance on the charge of manslaughter. According to the statement of the IVEYs and McCAGE, UNDERWOOD was told to consider himself under arrest, whereupon, he advanced upon the deputy with a stick and grabbed the pistol which the officer held. The officer thereupon opened fire, the ball striking back of the left ear and killing UNDERWOOD instantly. Deputy McCAGE ordered the two IVEYs, also found at the still site, to assist him in placing the body of the 200 pound man in the car and they then drove to Jackson, a distance of 15 miles. Neither of the IVEYs were put under arrest tonight. Charges may later be preferred against them and also against Andrew CLAY, colored, found near the still site. The distillery site was in Panther Creek bottom where a number of illicit stills have been found of late. A version of the difficulty as brought back by Mr. UNDERWOOD, brother of the dead man, is quite different from the report as above reproduced from Jackson. He stated that Hubert was commissioned by the officer to go with him to arrest a negro at the still; that they did arrest the negro, and after having done so, he says the officer gave the black a good beating and was in the act of whipping the negro again, when Hubert remonstrated with him in an effort to get him not to do so, saying that he thought the negro had been whipped enough; whereupon, he claims, the officer became enraged at him and a difficulty followed which UNDERWOOD was killed. BURGESS & PETERS, undertakers, in company with Mr. A. J. UNDERWOOD, brother of the deceased, went after the remains and brought them to Ripley Monday morning. After being prepared for burial, they were carried to the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. G. J. UNDERWOOD, on Brownsville Street, where the funeral was held Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock, followed by interment in Prospect Cemetery near Flippen. The deceased is survived by a wife and five children.
ENTERPRISE RIPLEY, TN. Friday 3rd July, 1925

Underwood, Ida May w/o Lewis
b 11 Dec 1902 d 16 Sep 1928
parents Marshal Crowder - Daniels
cemetery Prospect
Garner Funeral Home

Underwood, infant daug.
b & d 12 Dec 1927
parents Louis Underwood & Crowder
cemetery Prospect
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Mollie Underwood
died 9/27/30 age 55 yrs.
parents Henry KELTNER IL & Delylia MERRELL NC
cause of death apoplexy; lobar pneumonia
information given by Earnest UNDERWOOD Ripley, TN
cemetery Prospect

Underwood, Shirley Marie
d 13 Dec 1926 1 yr 3 mo 20 days
parents Louis Underwood & Crowder
cause of death gunshot wound
cemetery Prospect
funeral home Burgess & Peters
Mr. Louis Underwood, son of Mrs. S.E. Underwood, formerly of this place but now of Plumpoint, had a sad accident to occur at his home Monday. While Mr. Underwood was in the field at work, his oldest son, 8 years of age, was playing with a shotgun and shot the head of the 16 months-old baby off its body. The remains were laid to rest in Prospect Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Williams, Danny Maurice
11/26/66 12/7/66
parents Kenneth WILLIAMS & Barbara OZMENT
cemetery Prospect

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