OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Woodville Cemetery

MARK ABBY, 36, of Millington, heavy-equipment operator for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division, died Tuesday in Millington after an auto accident. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel with burial in Woodville Cemetery in Ripley, Tenn. Mr. Abby, the husband of Jo Abby, also leaves a daughter, Stephanie Abby, and his father, Travis Abby, both of Millington; his mother and stepfather, Burl and Linda McGinnis of Cordova, and a sister, Gail Walker of Collierville.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 13, 1995

IN MEMORY---George W. Adkerson, son of Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Adkerson, of Blytheville, Ark., died at the home of his aunt and uncle, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Fennell, at Gates on January 1st, 1925. He had been with them all the fall, but was sick only three weeks. He was 22 years, 5 months, and 15 days of age, and was loved by all. He leaves a mother, father, five brothers, three sisters and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church at Woodville, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Woodville Cemetery.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Ripley, Tennessee
Friday January 23, 1925

Adkerson, John
15 Apr 1871 --- 13 Nov 1936
Age 65y 6m 28d
Race White
Place of birth TN
Place of death Lauderdale Co. #7 Residence
Wife Fannie Adkerson
Date of funeral 14 Nov 1936
Services at Woodville Church
Father Ira Adkerson TN
Mother maiden name Miss White TN
Cemetery Woodville
Curry Burial Association, Joe Curry Jr. Sect.

GATES - Mrs. Burnice Sue Adkins, 64, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maranatha Baptist Church near Ripley with burial in Woodville Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Adkins, the wife of Cletus Howard Adkins, also leaves four daughters, Ms. Clara Young and Ms. Bertha Northcott, both of Gates, and Ms. Roberta Watson and Ms. Janice Jones, both of Ripley; three sons, Ernest Adkins and Billy Adkins, both of Ripley, and Cletus Thomas Adkins of Gates; five sisters, Ms. Iva Frazier, Ms. Polly McCaslin, Ms. Josephine Webb and Ms. Helen Inman, all of Trenton, and Ms. Minnie Daniel of Lawrenceburg; two brothers, Billy Christian of Trenton and Tommy Christian of Lawrenceburg, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 1, 1991

HALLS - Cletus Howard Adkins, 70, retired farmer, died Thursday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services were at 3 p.m. Saturday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Ripley, where he was a member, with burial in Woodville Cemetery there. Garner Funeral Home of Ripley had charge. Mr. Adkins, the husband of Carrie Adkins, also leaves four daughters, Clara Young and Bertha Northcott, both of Gates, and Sue Watson and Janice Jones, both of Ripley; three sons, Howard Adkins, G ene Adkins and Tommy Adkins, all of Ripley; two sisters, Roxie Frazier Kelly of Waynesboro and Laura Tatum of Linden, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 27, 1995

Armstrong, P. R.
Date of death 9 Feb 1934
Age 68yrs
Race White
Place of birth MS
Place of death Dist. 10 Residence
Date of funeral 10 Feb 1934
Service at Woodville Church
Cemetery Woodville
Curry Burial Association, Joe W. Curry Secty

RIPLEY - Ramona Ashworth, 65, died of cancer Sunday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery near here. She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church. She leaves a cousin who cared for her, Lynn Brackin of Ripley, and several friends who cared for her, Jean and Billy May of Ripley, and Wanda and David Mills of Only.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 25, 1996

Bentley, Douglas
b 30 Nov 1906 --- d 23 Sept 1924
father W E Bentley
mother ____ Anderson
cemetery Woodville
cause of death auto accident, mechanic
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Bentley, Walter E
b 30 Dec 1863 --- d 23 Jul 1926
father K H Bentley
mother Paulina Jan Ferguson
cemetery Woodville
farmer, married
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Lloyd Besheers
b. 4 June 4 years old --- d 15 July 1935
Woodville Cem.
Shelby Co. death
f. W.M.Besheers
m. Daniel
Burgress & Peters Funeral Home Page 215

DYERSBURG - Betty S. Borkowicz, 44, homemaker, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley. She leaves four daughters, Tabatha Barnett of Brighton, Gisha Prater of Halls, Natosha Parr of Louisiana and Jeniffer Borkowicz of Dyersburg; two sons, Cary Borkowicz of Brighton and Shane McDonald of Illinois; her mother, Mavis Ann Stanfield of Dyersburg; four sisters, Barbara Wright, Teresa Midkiff and Patricia Wright, all of Halls, and Henrietta Thompson of Southaven, Miss., and nine grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 16, 2002

Walter Eugene Brantley
After an illness of eight months and 18 days, Walter gave up this life July 23, 1926, which was a relief after untold suffering. He was 62 years, 6 months, 23 days of age. He leaves a wife, seven children, four brothers, three sisters and one step-daughter, together with a host of relatives and friends. Walter was a member of the Baptist Church at Woodville, and was laid away there to await the call of the trumpet. His church and friends at Woodville proved their faithfulness and brotherly love at the funeral. Services were conducted by Rev. Abbington, his pastor, who made a fine talk. We will all miss him so much in the family circle, but most of all by his faithful wife and three youngest children, who were almost constantly with him during his illness. They granted almost every wish and they were faithful to the end.
Enterprise Friday July 30, 1926

Bob V. Butner
Butner, R V
b 7 Dec 1853 --- d 29 Jan 1933
father Bill Butner
mother Jolly
cemetery Woodville
farmer
widowed
Haywood Co death
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Smith BUTNER, 81, of Woodville, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in Layderdale County Hospital, which she had entered Sunday, after long illness. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Woodville Cemetery. Born in Bee Branch, Ark., she moved to Lauderdale County in 1925. A member of Woodville Baptist Church, she was the widow of Lee Ernest BUTNER, who died in 1955. She leaves a son, Robert E. BUTNER, of Ripley.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
FRIDAY MARCH 1, 1968

Robert Franklin Butts, 65, of 2615 Curve-Woodville Rd. retired plumber, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett. Rites were Wednesday in Garner Funeral Home in Ripley, with burial in Woodville Cemetery. He was a member of Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church. He had been a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He leaves his wife, Rosalee Butts, of the home, and two sisters, JoAnne Suhr and Louise Thornberry, of Memphis.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise June 28, 2007

Nettie Dew Clark
CLARK, Gennette Etmond
20 June 1872---25 Dec 1957
father: James M DEW
wd of Henry Clay CLARK
cemetery Woodville

Clark, infant daug's
b 8 Jan 1930 --- d 9 Jan 1930
father James Clark
mother Louise Brinkley
cemetery Woodville
age 12 hrs & 16 hrs old
Garner Funeral Home

CLARK, James Levy merchant
23 Oct 1890---5 May 1957
CEMETERY Woodville
father: Henry Clay CLARK
mother: Nettie DEW
Halls Funeral Home

Coleman, Charles Glenn
b 18 Feb 1911 --- d 28 Feb 1929
father W G Coleman
mother Jacob
cemetery Woodville
Garner Funeral Home

Robert Lackey COLEMAN, 56, Ripley born carpenter, died Sunday in his home in Memphis, after long illness. Services were Monday in Ripley Church of Christ, burial in Woodville Cemetery. He moved to Memphis in 1939. He leaves his wife, Virginia Dowty COLEMAN; his mother, Mrs. Florence COLEMAN, of Ripley; his son, Robert Lackey COLEMAN, Jr.; and his sister, Mrs. Eunice SUTTON, both of Memphis.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29, 1968

MRS. EDNA IRENE COOKE. Services for Mrs. COOKE,who died at her home in Woodville Tuesday night of a heart ailment were held at the Woodville Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. John SEATON and Rev. C. E. AZBILL, Jackson, burial in church cemetery. She was 75. She leaves a foster son, Vester VOSS, of Woodville; two brothers, J. D. HENLEY, Brinkley, Ark., and E. M. HENLEY, Woodville.
THE HALLS GRAPHIC
FRIDAY APRIL 5,1946

Alma Sue Daniel
Annie Sue Daniel
b. 30 April 1934 --- d. 8 June 1934
Woodville Cem.
f. Sam Daniel
m. Willis
Haywood Co. Death
Death Burgess & Peters Funeral Home Page 82:

Daniel, Miss Edna
b 28 Nov 1912 --- d 20 Mar 1928
father A R Daniel
mother Armstrong
cemetery Woodville
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Elnora Daniel
Daniel, Mrs N E
b 20 Nov 1860 --- d 11 Dec 1932
father Will McIntyre
cemetery Woodville
widow
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Ripley - Joe Cleveland Daniels, 73, retired from Caterpillar, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. He was an Army veteran. Mr. Daniels, the widower of Nancy Daniels, leaves two daughters, Margaret Garris and Barbara Wagner, both of Ripley; five sons, Anthony George Daniels of Morris, Ill., Terry Daniels of Denton, Texas, Charles Daniels of Ripley, and Jerry Daniels and David Daniels, both of Channahon, Ill.; five sisters, Margaret Stafford of Memphis, and Alma Ruth Chires, Marie Cox, Verna Mai Overton and Ioye Travis, all of Covington; seven brothers, Kenneth Daniels of Covington, Dave Daniels of St. Petersburg, Fla., Oneal Daniels of Radcliff, Ky., and Jimmy Daniels, Johnny Daniels, Richard Daniels and Lynn Daniels, all of Channahon, 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 30, 2005

Daniel, Lawrence
b 2 Jan 1928 --- d 24 Nov 1930
father Wilber Daniel
mother __ Jackson
cemetery Woodville
Garner Funeral Home

Gloria Gay Daniels, 59, of Toulon, wife of Danny Daniels, died Wednesday of last week, in her home. Rites were Thursday of last week in Brownsville Funeral Home, with burial in Woodville Cemetery. She was the daughter of the late Neal Gay and the sister of the late Gary Neal Gay. Survivors include her mother, Earline Scallions Gay, and a sister Rita Moore, of Whitefield; daughters, Crystal Buckner and Sonya Daniels, of Toulon, and Paula Riley, of Frog Jump; and two grandchildren. Memorial gifts to Maranatha Baptist Church would be welcome.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise,
Ripley, Tennessee, August 30, 2007

RIPLEY - Nancy Jane Daniels, 63, homemaker, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. Mrs. Daniels, the wife of Joe Daniels, also leaves two daughters, Margaret Garris of Ripley and Barbara Wagner of Morris, Ill.; five sons, George Daniels, Jerry Daniels and David Daniels, all of Channahon, Ill., and Terry Daniels and Charlie Daniels, both of Argyle, Texas; a sister, Doris Plunkett of Lebanon; two brothers, Wallace Brinkley of Nashville and Bobby Brinkley of Covington, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 19, 2002

Daniels, Nathan Ethridge
b 14 Sep 1859 --- d 15 Feb 1930
father Granberry Daniels
cemetery Woodville
age 70 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Irene L. Davidson, 67, retired employee of the Census Bureau, died of heart failure Monday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Brownsville Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Baptist Church Cemetery. She was a member of Tabernacle of Truth. She leaves a daughter, Jamie Davidson of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 23, 2000

Arthur Davis
b.11 Feb.1845 --- d.16 Nov.1935
Woodville Cem.
f. Wilkerson Davis b.N.C.
m. Rebecca Powell b. NC
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 252

RIPLEY - Samuel Chandler Davis, 70, car dealer and retired Kodak employee, died of cancer Friday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery near Ripley. Mr. Davis, the husband of Opal Dean Davis, also leaves a daughter, Emily Jane Davis Griggs of Covington; two sons, Sam Davis of Ripley and Russell Davis of Gates; two sisters, Olsie Clark of Frankfort, Ky., and Grace Feese of Columbia, Ky.; two brothers, E. Paul Davis and Coy Davis, both of Campbellsville, and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 15, 1999

Dew, Grace Lee
stillborn 17 Oct 1929
father Lenord Dew
mother Bessie Prince
cemetery Woodville
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Peter Allen Dickey, 36, died Thursday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery near here. He was a member of Tabernacle for Truth Church near here. Mr. Dickey, the husband of Margaret Tipping Dickey, also leaves a daughter, Elizabeth Anne Dickey of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 20, 1992

MRS. JOSIE DUNAVANT. Mrs. Josie DUNAVANT, widow of W. A. DUNAVANT, planter and merchant of Woodville, Tenn., died Wednesday at the home of her son, E. V. DUNAVANT in Woodville. She was 85. She lived at Halls for 10 years but spent most of her life in Woodville. She leaves two other sons, H. M. DUNAVANT, Millington and A. L. DUNAVANT, Covington; her daughter, Mrs. Mina ADAMS, Memphis; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Services & burial were held Thursday in Woodville.
(father: Andrew FORSYTHE mother: Josephine Mc COLPIN)
THE HALLS GRAPHIC
HALLS, TENNESSEE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11,1946

MRS. LELA ELLIS. Services for Mrs. Lela ELLIS, who died Tuesday morning at the Brownsville Hospital were held Wednesday morning at the Woodville Baptist Church by Rev. John W. SEATON, burial in church cemetery. A lifelong resident of Lauderdale county, Mrs. ELLIS was 66, and a Baptist. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Delie WILLIAMS, Memphis, Mrs. Glenora SUMMAR, Woodville, Mrs. Nathalia RUSSELL, Curve, and Mrs. Kathryn CALDWELL, Dyersburg; brother, Harris STANLEY, Memphis; sister, Mrs. A. C. DAVIS, Woodville.
THE HALLS GRAPHIC
HALLS, TENNESSEE
FRIDAY APRIL 26,1946

Ellis, Mrs Mollie
d 16 Oct 1928
age 77 yrs old
widow of Josiah
father James Leggett
mother Curley
cemetery Woodville

BROWNSVILLE -- Evelyn Escue English, 64, of Collierville, formerly of Haywood County, homemaker, died Wednesday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brownsville Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery near Nutbush. Mrs. English, the wife of Roy English, also leaves a daughter, Cathy English of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Helen F. Langley of Nutbush, and Mollie Moore and Mildred Scoby, both of Memphis, and four brothers, Durwood Escue of Woodville, Louis Escue of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., David Escue of Jackson and Raymond Escue of Alamo.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 8, 1994

BROWNSVILLE - James Roy English, 71, of Collierville, dispatcher for Carrier Air Conditioning, died of emphysema Wednesday at Saint Francis Hospital. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Brownsville Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery in Haywood County. He was a member of Kirk Baptist Church and a Korean War and Vietnam War Army veteran. Mr. English, the widower of Evelyn Viola English, leaves a daughter, Cathy Johnson of Kingwood, Texas, and a brother, William L. Carter of Moscow.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 11, 1998

Leedie Evans
Evans, Lidie S
d 30 Jun 1928
43 yrs old
w/o Walter
cemetery Woodville
cause of death T B
Shelby Co death
Garner Funeral Home

Mrs. J. L. Felty
CURVE—After an illness of about six weeks, Mrs. J. L. FELTY died Wednesday night of last week and was buried the following day at Woodville, Rev. M. F. SAVAGE conducting the services. Mrs. FELTY moved here from Kentucky about five years ago and had made many friends here. She leaves her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Verda SIMS, Misses Ruby and Kathleen FELTY and one son, Emmett FELTY, all of this place to mourn her passing.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE RIPLEY, TENNESSEE
FRIDAY JULY 22,1932

John Billings Ferguson, 88, of Linden, was buried Saturday in Woodville Cemetery, after rites in Young Funeral Home in Linden, He died Thursday of last week, in his home. A veteran of World War II, he retired after 37 years with the U.S. Postal Services in Memphis. He was a member of Linden’s First Baptist Church and was a 32nd degree Mason. Survivors include his wife, Mary Fagan Frances; a son, J.B. II, of Beverly Hills, Mich.; daughters, Frances Joanne Combs, of Linden, and Sandra Kaye Green, of Paris; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise
Ripley, Tennessee, December 8, 2005

RIPLEY - William Preston Griffin, 75, of Ripley, formerly of Memphis, Baptist minister and missionary, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maranatha Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Woodville Cemetery near here. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. He was a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Mr. Griffin, the husband of Doris King Griffin for 52 years, also leaves two daughters, Linda Podraza of Carpentersville, Ill., and Laura McCullough of Ripley; a son, William Preston Griffin Jr. of Campinas, Brazil; a sister, Eloise Tackett of Florence, Miss.; two brothers, Harold Griffin of Somerville and Wayne Griffin of Olive Branch, Miss., and nine grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be made to Maranatha Baptist Church building fund.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 9, 1999

Hardy, William Addeson
b 20 Feb 1846 --- d 19 Sept 1923
widower
mother
Mary Garrett, NC
cemetery Woodville
Burgess & Peters

HALLS - Virginia May Harrell, 66, homemaker, died of cancer Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery near here. Mrs. Harrell, the wife of Eddie Fay Harrell, also leaves four daughters, Doris Caldwell and Jeanette Ferrell, both of Ripley, Martha Craig of Covington and Vickie Dial of Amarillo, Texas; nine sons, Randy L. Harrell of Jackson, Donald W. Harrell, Eddie F. Harrell Jr. and William B. Harrell, all of Ripley, James F. Bates of Halls, Richard Bates of Houston, Texas, Michael Ray Harrell of San Antonio, Texas, Roger Bates of Los Angeles and Donald Ray Harrell of Indianapolis; two brothers, Charlie Lee Stanfield of Phoenix and Bobby Stanfield of Chicago, 31 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 17, 1996

JOHN PERCIFULL 'PERCY' HATHCOCK, 79, of Memphis, formerly of Toulon, Tenn., retired service manager for Sears, died of pneumonia Friday at his home. Services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Willow Park Baptist Church, where he was a member. Additional services will be at noon Monday at Forest Hill Funeral Home East with burial in Woodville (Tenn.) Baptist Church Cemetery. He was a member of Gideons International, Train Collectors Association in West Tennessee, Iris Association, Dixie Rose Association and Lionel Train Association. Mr. Hathcock, the husband of Dorothy C. Hendren Hathcock, also leaves two stepdaughters, Brenda H. Martinez of Orlando, and Tess H. Haygood of Alpharetta, Ga.; a stepson, Kenneth C. Hendren of Hixson, Tenn., six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Gideons International.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 28, 1998

Effie Holman
b. 6 Oct.1886--- d. 14 Jan.1935
Woodville Cem.
f. Wes Curtis
m. Hargett
wife of JA
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home Page 150

Mrs. Eula Escue HOWARD, 79, widow of James L. HOWARD, Curve farmer, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she had entered six weeks earlier. Services were at 1 p.m. Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, the Rev. W. J. CLAYTON officiated. Burial was in Woodville Cemetery. Born in Haywood County, she resided in Memphis 21 years before she moved to Curve five years ago. She was a member of Curve Baptist Church. She leaves three sons; A. W. HOWARD, of Woodville, Harbert HOWARD, of Curve, and George HOWARD, of Memphis; three brothers; Jim ESCUE & Dave ESCUE, both of Ripley, and Cecil ESCUE, of Forked Deer; two sisters: Mrs. Ida HALL, of Forked Deer, and Mrs. Irma LOVELL, of Brownsville.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968

James H. HOWARD, 57, owner of Howard's General Merchandise Store at Curve, died at his home in Curve at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Woodville Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Rachel Brasfield HOWARD; his daughter, Mrs. Harry V. HAYDEN of Perry, Fla.; his brothers, A. W. HOWARD, of Gates and George HOWARD, of Memphis.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
FRIDAY APRIL 12, 1968

First Sgt. Edwin A. Ireland, 78, retired from the United States Marine Corp. after 25 years of service, of Southaven, Miss., died Monday, Jan. 22, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto. Services were at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. He retired after 23 years from Rhodes College in Memphis as a Security Officer. Mr. Ireland, the husband of Elise Stanley Ireland of 42 years, also leaves two daughters, Freida McClellan of Southaven and Sandra Hoover of Hernando, Miss.; a son , James Ireland of Gaithersburg, Md.; a sister, Charlene Ireland of Maine; three brothers, Teddy Ireland and Paul Ireland of Maine and Vernon Ireland of Fla.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Jammie Jackson
Mrs. Frances Jamime JACKSON, 85, of Rt. 1, Gates, widow of W. O. JACKSON, Haywood County farmer, died Thursday in Jackson-Madison County Hospital after a short illness. Services will be Friday in Maranatha Baptist Church, burial in Woodville Cemetery. Born in Hardeman County, she moved to Haywood County in childhood. She leaves her sons, L. E. JACKSON, of Ripley, W. T. JACKSON, of Gates, and Arthur JACKSON, of Des PLAINES, Ill.; her daughter, Mrs. Albert RAY, of Ripley; her half-brother, A. L. RILEY, of Ripley, ; her half-sisters, Mrs. Alice Halifield, of Memphis, Mrs. Rebecca FULERTON, Mrs. Hugh CHALK and Mrs. Ella Heisler, all of St. Louis, and Mrs. Jewell ROBBINS, of Jonesboro, Ark.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 1968

Sara Jackson
Gates - Sarah Josephine Weaver Jackson, 83, passed away at her daughter’s home near Covington, TN, Thursday, October 18, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Thurman Jackson on November 24, 1997; a daughter, Linda Goad; and a grandson, Mark Goad. Funeral services will be conducted in Maranatha Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, with burial following in Woodville Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson is survived by two daughters, Evelyn London of Covington, TN and Sharon Halbrook of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren, Joy Goad, David London, Brett London, Robin Horn, and Rachel Wright; and six great-grandchildren, Jessica London, Brittany Horn, Tyler Horn, Ana Horn, Jacob London, and Joshua London. Memorials may be made to Maranatha Baptist Church. Visitation will be Friday, October 19 from 5-8 p.m. in the Brownsville Funeral Home and Saturday, October 20 from 10:30 a.m. until service time in Maranatha Baptist Church. Brownsville-Bells Funeral Home 731-772-1551
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 10/19/2007.

GATES - William Thurman Jackson, 82, retired school bus driver, died Monday of complications from cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Maranatha Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, with burial in Woodville Cemetery in Haywood County. Brownsville Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Jackson, the husband of Sarah Weaver Jackson, also leaves three daughters, Linda Goad of Ripley, Sharon Halbrook of Coppell, Texas, and Evelyn London of Covington; two brothers, Arthur Jackson of Des Plaines, Ill., and L. E. Jackson of Ripley, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Woodville Cemetery Association.Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 26, 1997

GATES - Marguerite Estelle Jacocks, 79, homemaker, died of cancer Sunday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Maranatha Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Woodville Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Eastern Star, Forker Deer Home Demonstration Club and first officer of National Womens Task Force of the Rural Electric Association. Mrs. Jacocks, the wife of Russell Jacocks, also leaves two daughters, Anne Ray of Puryear and Rosemary Southard of Brownsville; a sister, Elsie Ireland of Southaven, Miss., five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 1, 2000

Johns, Stanton B
b 12 Oct 1850 --- d 30 Dec 1928
father Dr Stephen Johns
mother Griffith
cemetery Woodville
Garner Funeral Home

Hazel Lancaster Jones, retired waitress, died Friday, July 6, at Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 7, at Woodville Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home had charge.
The Lauderdale Voice
July 11, 2007

HALLS - Gloria Faye Kerby, 55, employee of the Lauderdale County School System and former secretary and bookkeeper, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley after a heart attack. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Woodville Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Kerby, the wife of Johnny Lee Kerby, also leaves three sons, Clay Conrad and Heath Conrad, both of Curve, and Shannon Conrad of Coldwater, Miss.; a stepdaughter, Trisha Kerby, and a stepson, Mike Kerby, both of Halls, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 19, 2001

RIPLEY - Jessie Louise King, 71, retired employee of Magnetek Inc. in Ripley, died Saturday of respiratory failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church. Mrs. King, the widow of William Harold King, leaves a son, Danny King of Ripley; two sisters, Marguerite Jacocks of Forked Deer and Elsie Ireland of Southaven, Miss., and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 22, 1996

RIPLEY - Evelyn Travis Lancaster, 82, retired owner/operator of Toulon Grocery and former caretaker of Woodville Cemetery, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Woodville Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church. Mrs. Lancaster was the widow of W. C. Lancaster. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Woodville Cemetery Association.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 18, 2004

William S. Lancaster, 88, a farmer, died Saturday morning in his home at Toulon. Services were Sunday in Maranatha Baptist Church, burial in Woodville Cemetery. He was born in Hickman. He leaves his wife, Vallie Robinson LANCASTER; his daughters, Mrs. Mabel CARTER and Mrs. Hazel JONES, Both of Memphis, Mrs. Elsie THURMOND, of Marlow. Okla., and Mrs. Inez STRINGER, of Houston, Texas; his son, W. C. LANCASTER, of Toulon.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 1968

RIPLEY - Mildred Davis Lawson, 78, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. She was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. Mrs. Lawson, the wife of Buford Lawson, also leaves a daughter, Judy Young of Los Alamos, N.M.; two sons, Jere Lawson of Bartlett and Joe Lawson of Memphis; a sister, Hazel Poston of Chattanooga, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 15, 1993

RIPLEY - William Buford Lawson, 87, retired merchant, died of pneumonia Wednesday at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. Mr. Lawson, the widower of Mildred Davis Lawson, leaves a daughter, Judy Young of Los Alamos, N.M.; two sons, Jere Lawson of Bartlett and Joe Lawson of Jonesboro; two sisters, Inez Roland and Effie Lee Akin, both of Jackson, and six grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Woodville Cemetery.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 11, 1998

Lee, John Dailey
b 6 Sep 1927 --- d 21 Oct 1927
father Roy Lee
mother Annie Leggett
cemetery Woodville
Burgess & Peters

RIPLEY - Beatrice Ellis Leggett, 86, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. Mrs. Leggett leaves four daughters, Leona Broadstreet, Dorothy Holcomb and Dean Davis, all of Ripley, and Evelyna Clark of Millington; four sons, Wesley Leggett Jr. and Alvis Leggett, both of Ripley, Roy Leggett of Brownsville and Billy Leggett of Memphis; a sister, Isadora Scallions of Ripley, 18 grandchild ren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 18, 1992

George W. Leggett Jr.
RIPLEY - Wesley Leggett Jr., 73, security guard, died Saturday at his home after a heart attack. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Curve Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Woodville Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. He leaves two daughters, Mary Frances Moore of Gates and Connie Leggett of Ripley; a son, Jerry Leggett of Ripley; four sisters, Evelyna Clark of Millington and Leona Broadstreet, Dorothy Holcomb and Dean Davis, all of Ripley; three brothers, Roy Leggett of Brownsville, Billy Leggett of Memphis and Alvis Leggett of Ripley, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 28, 1997

RIPLEY -- Rosa Frances Leggett, 101, died Sunday at her home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Woodville Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Leggett, the widow of Tony Leggett, leaves a son, James Leggett, and a sister, Nell Yancey, both of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 18, 1994

RIPLEY - Wesley Leggett Jr., 73, security guard, died Saturday at his home after a heart attack. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Curve Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Woodville Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. He leaves two daughters, Mary Frances Moore of Gates and Connie Leggett of Ripley; a son, Jerry Leggett of Ripley; four sisters, Evelyna Clark of Millington and Leona Broadstreet, Dorothy Holcomb and Dean Davis, all of Ripley; three brothers, Roy Leggett of Brownsville, Billy Leggett of Memphis and Alvis Leggett of Ripley, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 28, 1997

RIPLEY - William Bernard Leggett, 84, retired insurance agent, died of cancer Saturday at Appling Wood Health Care Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. Mr. Leggett, the husband of Dorothy Cupp Leggett, also leaves two daughters, Dot Townsend and Ruth Anne Dean, both of Memphis; a brother, Graves Cavanar Leggett of Rosemark, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 23, 1999

McKee, Mary Frances
b 3 Nov 1866 --- d 15 Feb 1931
father George Howard
mother Savage
cemetery Woodville
wife of P G
Garner Funeral Home

Meacham, Jessie Lewis
19 July 1936---12 Oct 1948
cemetery Woodville
father: Jesse Madison MEACHAM
mother: Mildred Frances LEE
Halls Funeral Home

John Thomas Meacham
RIPLEY -- Jimmy Meacham, 58, factory employee of Marvin Windows of Tennessee Inc. in Ripley, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery near here. Mr. Meacham, the husband of Mary Ruth Brown Meacham, also leaves three daughters, Gale Martinez of California, and Debbie Meacham and Denise Meacham, both of Chicago; two sons, Jeff Meacham and Gregg Meacham, both of Chicago; two stepdaughters, Connie Leggett and Mary Frances Moore, a stepson, Jerry Leggett, his mother, Florence Meacham, and a sister, Jane Smith, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 18, 1993

DYERSBURG - Guy Ernest Merryman, 41, of Orlando, Fla, formerly of Dyersburg, server at Walt Disney World, died of heart failure Aug. 20 at Orlando Regional Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home. He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church near Ripley. He leaves his parents, Dimple and Rev. Guy Merryman, both of Dyersburg, and two sisters, Elizabeth Reagan of Alabama and Shelby Merryman of Dyersburg. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 25, 2000

RIPLEY - Ann D. Miller, 88, retired employee of Magnetek, died of heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Woodville Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Miller, the widow of Larry Miller, leaves a sister, Lucy Dunavant Coughlan of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 29, 1999

GATES -- William Sanford Mills, 69, retired farmer, died Saturday of heart failure at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery near Ripley. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Whiteville. Mr. Mills, the husband of Sue Mills, also leaves a daughter, Sandra Lopez of Gates; three sons, Hal Mills of Gates, Terry Mills of Ripley and David Mills of Petros; two sisters, Frances Newman of Ripley and Kate Price of Athens; two brothers, Leonard Mills and Ray Mills, both of Ripley, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 11, 1994

Can Mosely
The Death Angel visited this community Tuesday morning, July 3rd, and claimed one of our oldest citizens, Mrs. Can MOSELY. She leaves five children, four sons and a daughter. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Woodville and was laid to rest at that place the following day.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, JULY 13th, 1923

Bill Newman
Newman, W G (Bill)
b 28 Aug 1850 --- d 28 Aug 1930
father Wallace Newman
mother Eliza White
cemetery Woodville
Garner Funeral Home

Newman, Ishmael
d 12 Apr 1928
father Harvey Newman
mother Young
cemetery Woodville
age 3 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - James 'Hoppy' Newman, 79, retired farmer, died Friday of complications from a stroke at Lauderdale Health Care Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Woodville Baptist Church near here, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Newman, the widower of Flossie Hubbard Newman, leaves a daughter, Gloria Conrad of Halls; a sister, Ellouise Paige of Ripley, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 25, 1995

Louise Newman
RIPLEY - Emma Louise Newman, 86, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday at Ripley Health and Rehabilitation. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. She was a member of Curve Baptist Church. Mrs. Newman was the widow of John M. Newman.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 8, 1999

Percifull, Josie Tansil wd
27 Aug 1861---1 Oct 1949
cemetery Woodville
mother: Nancy FINLEY

Peterson, Garland O
d 21 Oct 1930
age 39 yrs old
father G B Peterson
mother Bettie Adkerson
husb of Mary D
cemetery Woodville
Shelby Co. death
Garner Funeral Home

Ellie Faye Pittman, 69, of 211 Kellar, Ripley, retired sales clerk, died Sunday in Jackson Madison County Hospital. Rites were Wednesday in Garner Funeral Home, with burial in Woodville Cemetery. She was member of Curve United Methodist Church. She leaves sons, David Rose, of Ripley, and Michael Pittman, of Brownsville; a sister, Janie Braden, of Memphis; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee, September, 27, 2007

RIPLEY - Frank Albert Rhea, 83, retired machinist, died of heart failure Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodville Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Rhea, the husband of Maggie Jewell Rhea, also leaves four daughters, Patsy Cain of Granger, Ind., Peggy Able of Crown Point, Ind., Carolyn Budzik of Valparaiso, Ind., and Barbara Rhea of Spring, Texas; a son, Douglas Rhea of Hammond, Ind.; three sisters, Essie D. Burlison of Jackson, Laura Mae Maxey of Dallas and Joyce Lee of Oceanside, Calif., 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 10, 1998

Rice, Lillie May (Mrs.)
Death date 27 Aug 1925
Age 36yrs
Race White
Place of birth TN
Place of death Residence
w/o Geo. H. Rice
Date of funeral 28 Aug 1925
Services at Woodville Church
Widow
Father J. W. Daniels TN
Mother maiden name Miss Henderson NC
Cemetery Woodville, TN

RIPLEY - Evelyn Summar Rose, 72, homemaker, died Monday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. She was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. Mrs. Rose, the widow of Roy William Rose, leaves two daughters, Deb Voss and Melinda Dotson, and two sons, Donnie Rose and Billy Wayne Rose, all of Ripley; two sisters, Ruby Shelton of Memphis and Maggie Burks of Ripley; three brothers, James Summar and Clyde Summar Jr., both of Ripley, and Algie Summar of Gary, Ind., six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 23, 2002

Savage, Miss Sarah Frances
b 11 Mar 1849 --- d 22 Oct 1929
father L L Savage
mother Rebecca Rainey
cemetery Woodville
Garner Funeral Home

Billy Don Scallion, 58, service technician, of Ripley, died Monday, Jan. 28, at his residence. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. Mr. Scallions, the husband of Evelyn Kissell Scallions, also leaves two daughters, Angie Choat and Billie Jo Crowder both of Ripley; two sisters, Earline Cooper of Ripley and Mary Scallions of Bristol, Tenn.; two brothers, James Scallions of Sioux City, Iowa and David Scallions of Ripley; and six grandchildren, Hunter, Rachel, John, Justin, Jordan, and Jace.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, January 30, 2008

LEE ROY SCALLIONS, 61. Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 2005 at Garner Funeral Home, Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 18, 2005

RIPLEY - Hubert J. Scobey, 85, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired employee of Memphis State University, died Wednesday in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with graveside services at 2 p.m. today at Woodville Baptist Church Cemetery in Ripley. He was a member of Berclair Baptist Church in Memphis. Mr. Scobey, the husband of Elizabeth Scobey, also leaves two daughters, Joyce Lankford of Ripley and Nancy Greer of Germantown; two sons, Tommy L . Scobey and Curtis W. Scobey, both of Memphis, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 18, 1993

GATES - Alma Marie Smith, 93, homemaker, died of kidney failure Wednesday at Methodist Healthcare-Brownsville. Services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery in Ripley. She was a member of Grace Bible Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith, the widow of Montell Smith, leaves a daughter, Ann Marie Mills of Ripley; three sons, John W. Smith of Gates, Don Smith of Ripley and Jerry M. Smith of Somerville, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 26, 2001

Gates - Bobbie Ann Smith, 73, died April 27, 2006 at Baptist Hospital Lauderdale. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday April 29 at Garner Funeral Home. Burial at Woodeville Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 29, 2006

FORKED DEER--In the passing of Mr. George Ernest SMITH on January 29, 1932, this community lost one of its best and most highly esteemed citizens. His death occurred in the Baird-Brewer hospital in Dyersburg, after an illness of only five days, and came as a severe shock to his family. He had been an active member of the Woodville Presbyterian church for 33 years. He was 63 years old and had lived near here for 45 years. Mr. SMITH was a most devoted and true husband, an indulgent and affectionate father, a loyal friend, and a kind and generous neighbor. He had a jolly, happy disposition and the young people always counted him a pal. His death leaves a vacancy that will be hard to fill. He had been married 40 years and one day, was the father of eight children, andhis passing is the first broken link in the family circle. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dora Burlison SMITH; and the following children; Ernest SMITH, of Arkansas, Frank SMITH, of Memphis, Mrs. Wiley DANIELS of Ripley, Mrs. Leon PERCIFUL, of Dyersburg, Mrs. Ruby McKINNON, Leon SMITH, James SMITH, Jones SMITH and Lucile SMITH. Also four granddaughters; one grandson; three brothers and three sisters. Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral besides the immediate family were; J. B. SMITH, Mrs. Lillian YARDY, Mrs. Florence HARDISON, Mrs. Kate SMITH and Finis STANLEY, of Memphis; Mr. & Mrs. Ed BURLISON and Pat BURLISON, both of Hornersville. Mo. ; Mr. & Mrs. Alonzo SMITH and family and Mrs. CUPPLES, of Montyouma, Mr. & Mrs. Walter STEVENS and family, Mrs. D. A. BURLISON, Mr. & Mrs. Ben BURLISON and family, Mrs. Cora FORCE, Mr. & Mrs. Marion MAXWELL, Mr. & Mrs. H. A. GIBBS, Mrs. James WHITE, Mr. & Mrs. John MAXWELL, Mr. Alex BURLISON and Mr. & Mrs. Louis BURLISON all of Brownsville; Mr. & Mrs. A. H. LOTT, Mr. & Mrs. Ben WHITE. Alonzo KLUTTS, Dan KLUTTS, Broadus KLUTTS and Robert KLUTTS, all of Ripley and a large number of friends.
THE LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5TH 1932

Smith, Henry Newton
d 31 Oct 1929
father Frank Smith
mother Lucy Leggett
cemetery Woodville
cause of death colitis
age 6 mo old
funeral home Garner Funeral Home

Services for Joe SMITH, a farmer of the Hurricane Hill community, were held Sunday at Garner's Funeral Home, burial in Woodville Cemetery. Mr. SMITH, 59, died at 10:20 p. m. Friday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered the preceeding day. He was born in Bee Branch, AR and had lived in this county 25 years. He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Alice Leona LOVELL SMITH; two sons, Jesse L. SMITH, of Hayti, MO, and William Farris SMITH of Ripley; two daughters, Miss Rebecca Ann Smith, of the home, and Mrs. Dessie CROCKETT, of Steele, MO; three brothers, Charlie SMITH, of Ripley, James SMITH, of Plainwell, Michigan, and Mannie SMITH, of Brownsville; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie BUTNER, of Ripley; and five grandchildren.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 1958

Mrs. Lala Standsbury SMITH, 82, of Curve, died at 6:20 p.m. April 4th in Lauderdale County Hospital which she entered two days earlier. Services were April 7th in Curve Church of Christ, burial in Woodville Cemetery. Born in Powhatan, Ark., she moved to Lauderdale County 60 years ago. She was the widow of John Carl SMITH, a mechanic, who died in 1956. She leaves her sons, John W. F. SMITH, of Curve, Henry K. SMITH, of Norfolk, Va.; daughter, Mrs. Alex CHAMBERS, of Knoxville; and her brother, Troy STANDSBURY, of Dyess, Ark.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
FRIDAY APRIL 19, 1968

Smith, Thomas L
b 25 Nov 1866 --- d 27 May 1929
father G D Smith
mother Pilot
cemetery Woodville
funeral home Garner

Gates - Timothy Lynn Smith, 44, died April 27, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at Garner Funeral Home. Burial in Woodeville Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home 731-635-1271
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 29, 2006

RIPLEY - Arthur Spencer, 82, retired county highway department employee, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery near here. Mr. Spencer, the husband of Mary Walton Spencer, also leaves three daughters, Mary McKee and Peggy Haynie, both of Ripley, and Martha Fawcett of Brownsville; three sons, Billy Spencer and Mike Spencer, both of Ripley, and Arthur Spencer Jr. of La Grange, Ga.; a brother, Albert Spencer of Ripley, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 30, 1993

Ripley - Mavis Stanfield, 69, died January 23, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday, January 25 and funeral is 11 a.m. January 26 both at Garner Funeral Home. Burial in Woodville Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home 731-635-1271
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 25, 2007

John William Stanley, 75, retired Woodville farmer, died at 7:50 p.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered Sunday. Services were Wednesday in Woodville Methodist Church, burial in Woodville Cemetery. He leaves his sons, William STANLEY, of Ripley, and Wallace STANLEY, of Santa Ana, Calif.; his daughter, Mrs. Arthur JACKSON, of Des Plaines, Ill.; brothers, Bryant STANLEY, of Forked Deer and James STANLEY, of Memphis; his sisters, Mrs. Dave ESCUE, of Woodville and Mrs. Lucian ENGLISH, of Nut Bush.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
FRIDAY APRIL 19, 1968

RIPLEY - Bobbie Ann Steelman, 61, died of pneumonia Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Graveside services were at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Woodville Cemetery near Ripley. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She leaves her mother, Elizabeth Steelman of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 5, 1996

RIPLEY - Elizabeth Steelman, 85, homemaker, died of heart failure Friday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Woodville Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. Mrs. Steelman was the widow of Robert Steelman.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 9, 1996

RIPLEY - Sheila Ann Summar, 53, correctional officer, died of cancer Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. Mrs. Summar, the wife of Rick Summar, also leaves three daughters, Melanie Vickery, Teresa Summar and Tracy Summar, all of Ripley; two sons, Jerry Lynn Vickery of Ripley and Trey Vickery of Burlison; her parents, J. B. and Dorothy Koonce of Ripley, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 12, 2000

RIPLEY - Tensie D. Summar, 45, homemaker, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale after a heart attack. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. She was a member of Lighthouse Church in Halls. She leaves two daughters, Tresa Summar and Tracy Summar, both of Ripley; two sisters, Betty Smith of Halls and Ann Webb of Gates, and six brothers, Roy Boone of Springfield, Larry Boone, Ricky Neal Boone and Terry 'Boo Boo' Boone, all of Walker, La., Spec Boone of Dyersburg and Ernest Boone of Finley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 19, 2001

RIPLEY - Mrs. Elsie Louise Thurmond, 69, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. She was a member of Henning First Baptist Church. Mrs. Thurmond, the widow of T. D. Thurmond, leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Nell Moore of Somerville; a son, T. D. Thurmond Jr. of Ripley; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Stringer of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Hazel Jones of Brownsville, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 27, 1991

Thurmond, Jerry Wayne
10 May 1953 6yrs old
cemetery Woodville
father: Talmadge Dowling THURMOND
mother: Elsie LANCASTER
Halls Funeral Home

GATES - Ricky O. Thurmond, 39, farmer, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial on the family farm. He was a member of Woodville Methodist Church in Ripley. Mr. Thurmond, the husband of Sheila Wilson Thurmond, also leaves a son, Tyler Blake Thurmond, and his parents, Margaret and Bobby O. Thurmond, all of Gates; a sister, Beverly Hutcherson of Ripley, and a brother, Bobby Owen Thurmond of Jackson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 25, 2003

RIPLEY - George Algernon Tunison, 74, of Ripley, formerly of Memphis, retired building engineer for University of Tennessee, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley First Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Woodville Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. Tunison, the husband of Helen King Tunison, also leaves three daughters, Jean Hudson of Rosemark, Denise Flowers of Nashville, and Cathy Spidle of Mississippi; a son, George A. Tunison Jr. of Nashville, and five grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to American Cancer Society or Diabetes Foundation.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 26, 1991

RIPLEY - Edward S. 'Vester' Voss, 81, retired Ford tractor dealer and farmer, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. He was a member of Woodrow Baptist Church. Mr. Voss leaves two daughters, Mary Ella Thurmond of Ripley and Joan Brasher of Germantown; a half-sister, Linnie Lee Reeves of Ripley, four grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 24, 1993

RIPLEY - Opal Jackson Walden, 85, of Ripley, formerly of Memphis, died of heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery in Gates. She was a Sunday school teacher at Willow Park Baptist Church. She leaves two sons, Jack L. Walden of Gates and Cecil Walden of Tallahassee, Fla., 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 20, 1999

RIPLEY - Florence Wandler, 76, homemaker, died Friday of complications from liver disease at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Woodville Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Wandler, the widow of P. D. Wandler, leaves a daughter, Mary Jane Smith of Ripley; three sisters, Evelyn Rose and Ruby Shelton, both of Ripley, and Maggie Burks of Memphis; three brothers, Clyde Summar Jr., James Summar and Algie Summar, all of Ripley, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 20, 1996

HALLS - Jason Warden, 16, student at Dyersburg High School, died Monday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg of injuries received in an auto accident. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with burial in Woodville Cemetery in Ripley. Jason leaves his parents, Rita Robles and Mike 'Hillbilly' Warden of Halls; three brothers, Bryan Warden of Dyersburg, and Robert Warden and Jeffrey Warden, both of Halls; and his grandparents, Cleo and Frank Robles of Ripley, and Martha and Doug Warden of Unionville.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 2, 1997

Halls - Rita Mae Robles Warden, 47, homemaker, died Tuesday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery in Ripley. Mrs. Warden, the wife of Mike Warden, also leaves two sons, Robert Dale Warden and Jeffrey Wayne Warden, both of Halls; a stepson, Bryan William Warden of Smyrna; her mother, Cleo Robles; five sisters, Beatrice Webb, Elisa Myers, Maria Jackson, Anita Watson and Rose Heath, and two brothers, Danny Robles and Frank Robles Jr., all of Ripley, and three grandchildren
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - January 20, 2005

Sam E. Weaver, 81, of Brownsville, father of Mrs. William T. Jackson, of Gates, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday in Medicenter in Jackson. Services were at 3 p.m. Thursday in Maranatha Baptist Church, with burial in Woodville Cemetery. He was a retired farmer. He also leaves his wife, Mrs. Bessie Edmonds Weaver; a son, Henry E. Weaver, of Richmond, Va.; and a sister. Mrs. A.D. King, of Jackson
The Halls Graphic
Friday, April 14, 1972

Wells, Clarence farmer
3 Feb 1875---18 June 1952
cemetery Woodville
father: Willard WELLS
mother: Martha
Halls Funeral Home

Louise Wiley
Wiley, Mrs Loula
b 13 Jun 1868 --- d 27 Apr 1931
father H M Houston, VA
mother Wilson, NC
cemetery Woodville
wife of Albert
Garner Funeral Home

WILSON, Samuel Buford (carpenter )
9 Nov 1888---17 Nov 1947
cemetery Woodville )
husb of Hattie CHAPMAN
father: Wm Jas WILSON
mother: Lenora BUFORD
Halls Funeral Home

W. J. Wilson
b. 28 Dec. 1851--- d. 17 Feb. 1935
b.Va.
widower
Calif.death
Woodville cem.
f. S.B. Wilson b.Va.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 170

Johnny Lee Wright, 55, of 1203 Woodville Rd., medical sales representative, died Monday in Baptist Hospital Lauderdale in Ripley. Rites were Wednesday in Garner Funeral Home, with burial in Woodville Cemetery. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He leaves his wife, Glenda Steelman Wright; a son, Lee, of 1213 Central-Curve Rd.; sisters, Alice McCoy, of Ripley, and Judy Dunaway, of Cordova; and a grandchild.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise,
Ripley, Tennessee, November 15, 2007

RIPLEY - Nell Chalk Yancey, 93, homemaker, died of heart disease Friday at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Dyersburg. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Woodville Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Bible Baptist Church. Mrs. Yancey, the widow of William Guy Yancey, leaves a daughter, Inez Hollingsworth of Newbern; two sons, Guy W. Yancey of Ripley and Jerry Yancey of New Johnsonville; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 3, 1996

Bennie W. YOUNG, 21, of near Forked Deer, was killed Thursday morning when his 1964 Plymouth left the road near Toulon. YOUNG was dead on arrival at Lauderdale County Hospital about 6:30 a.m. Services were Friday in Maranatha Baptist Church, burial in Woodville Cemetery. He leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. David W. YOUNG, Sr.; his brothers, D. W. YOUNG, Jr., Eugene YOUNG, Danny YOUNG, Jerry YOUNG, and Ronnie YOUNG; and his sister, Margaret Ann YOUNG, all of Gates.
Lauderdale County Enterprise
FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 1968

GATES - David Walter Young, 85, farmer, died of pneumonia Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Woodville Cemetery. Mr. Young, the widower of Ruth Inez King Young, leaves a daughter, Margaret Spiller of Ripley; five sons, Bud Young, Danny Young and Jerry Young, all of Gates, Gene Young of Maury City and Ronnie Young of Ripley; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 20, 1998

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