RIPLEY, TENNESSEE
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
OBITUARIES,  October - December 1968


The DAY and DATE above each paragraph
is the date the obituary appeared in the
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 1968
Jack David ALSTON, III, 55, owner and operator of Trenton Truck and Tractor Co., and former Trenton Chamber of Commerce president, died Monday in Trenton Osteopathic Hospital of pneumonia. Services were Thursday in Henning Church of Christ, burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bettie Lou ALSTON; his mother, Mrs. Willis ALSTON, of Memphis; sons, J. D. ALSTON, IV, and Roy Willa ALSTON; daughters, Miss Sue Catherine ALSTON and Miss Mary Margaret ALSTON, all of Trenton; and his sister, Miss Annie Mae ALSTON, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 1968
Paul M. ARGO, 72, retired carpenter and mail carrier of Tiptonville, who was the father of Mrs. Charley HALEY, of Halls, died Wednesday of last week in Veterans Hospital, Memphis, after lengthy illness. Services were Friday in First Methodist Church, Tiptonville, burial in New Haven Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Shellye Rice ARGO; son, Thomas F. ARGO, of Tiptonville; brother, R. D. ARGO, of Ridgeley; sisters, Mrs. Virdie STAFFORD, of Ludlow, Ky., and Mrs. Iva MORALES, of Tampa, Fla.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1968
Joe Raymond ARTHUR, 56, Barr farmer, died last Friday in his home. Services were Sunday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Averill Freeman ARTHUR; his sons, Leamond ARTHUR, of Barr, Ronald Pete ARTHUR, of Ripley and Rufus Earl ARTHUR, of Frayser; his daughters, Mrs. Elmer NORTHCOTT, of Ripley and Sarah Gay ARTHUR, of Barr; and his sister, Ada Bell VAUGHN, of Maury City.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 4, 1968
Mrs. Alice Fowler BARNES, 53, of Ripley, died Wednesday in Parkview Hosopital, Dyersburg after long illness. Services were Friday in Trinity Methodist Church at Nut Bush, burial in Trinity Cemetery. She owned Fowler's Grocery and land in Lauderdale County. She leaves her mother, Mrs. Ida FOWLER; her sisters, Mrs. Lella SPILLER and Mrs. Lucille SANDERS; and her brothers, A. G. FOWLER and Ples FOWLER, all of Ripley.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1968
Samuel Edgar BEARD, 80, of Memphis, was dead on arrival from an apparent heart attack last Friday at Methodist Hospital, Memphis. Services were Sunday at Floyd's Chapel Methodist Church near Maury City, burial in church cemetery. His wife, Maggie Glenn BEARD, died in 1966. He leaves his daughter, Mrs. Bessie CAVINESS, of Memphis; his nephew, R. L. HANNAH, of Memphis.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1968
Mrs. Martha BISHOP, 89, widow of M. W. BISHOP, died Monday in her home in Halls. Services were Tuesday in Curry Funeral Home, burial in Greenhill Memorial Gardens in Halls. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. A. A. WHITE, of Dyersburg and Mrs. Hirance VINCENT, of RoEllen; her sons, Ose BISHOP, Otis BISHOP and James BISHOP, all of Halls, and John BISHOP, of Ohio; her sister, Mrs. Lena PIERCE, of Friendship.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 1968
The body of Dave BOULTON, 53, 0f Water Valley, Ky., was recovered Sunday afternoon from near freezing waters of the Mississippi River, in which he drowned Wednesday near Island 26, across the river from Shoaf's Landing, Ashport. BOULTON, a river worker for 35 years, disappeared Wednesday morning from the Patton-Tully tugboat out of New Madrid, Mo. He was not wearing a life jacket. Ripley Funeral Home sent the body to Whitnell Funeral Home in Fulton, Ky., near Water Valley. BOULTON resided in Obion County before he moved to Water Valley about 12 years ago. He leaves his wife, Hattie Woodard BOULTON, and a son, Larry BOULTON, 19, of Water Valley.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1968
Arthur Larry BROYLES, 53, of near Halls, night watchman, for Diamond S. Construction in Houston, Texas, died Thursday of last week in Methodist Hospital, Memphis. Services were Friday in Archers' Chapel Methodist Church, burial in church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Estelle Uselton BROYLES; his sons, Larry Joe BROYLES and Timmy Wayne BROYLES, both of Halls; his daughters, Mrs. Carolyn HENDREN, Mrs. Lorida HOUK, and Miss Helen E. BROYLES, all of Halls; brother, Joe Lewis BROYLES, of Memphis and his sister, Mrs. Nannie RODGERS, of Halls.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 1968
Jake BURGESS, 78, retired mechanic for Ripley Box and Basket Co., died Tuesday in his home in Ripley. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He was born in Mo. He leaves his wife, Odie Rutledge BURGESS; his daughters, Mrs. Joe STONE and Mrs. James CRAWFORD, both of Ripley and Mrs. Sam WALTON, of Walls, Miss.; his half-brother, Ralph FERGUSON, of Osceola, Ark.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 1968
A. D. BURKS, 83, owner of Dr. Pepper Bottling Co., in Dyersburg, died Wednesday of last week in Parkview Hospital;, Dyersburg. Services were Friday in Curry Funeral Home, burial in Fairview Cemetery. Mr. BURKS was born in the Unionville community near Halls, and entered the bottling business in 1931. He leaves his wife, Maude Conklin BURKS; his sister, Mrs. J. M. CHAMBERS, of Unionville; and his brother, Carl BURKS, of Tulsa, Okla.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 1968
Edward Thomas CAGLE, 73, retired farmer of Central, died Tuesday in Veterans Hospital, Memphis after long illness. Services were Thursday in Gace Baptist Church, burial in the church cemetery. He was an Army WWI vet. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hattie Arwood CAGLE; daughters, Mrs. Odell HILLIARD, of Halls, Mrs. T. W. GAMBLE, of Senath, Mo., and Mrs. Don WHITE, of Dallas, Texas; sons, Austin E. CAGLE, of Memphis and Thomas E, CAGLE, stationed with the Air Force in Smyrna; sister, Mrs. Ralph M. LONG, of Munford.

THE FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 1968
Carl Carlton CARRAWAY, 35, of Brownsville, brother of Mrs, Hubert SMITH, of Ripley, died late Thursday of last week in Lauderdale County Hospital as the result of injuries received in a collision with a mail truck on Highway 51 between Ripley and Henning. Services were Saturday in Brownsville Funeral Home, burial in Oakwood Cemetery. He was a State Highway Department employee. He leaves his daughter, Miss Kathy Jo CARRAWAY; his mother, Mrs. Mamie C. CARRAWAY; brothers, Alvin CARRAWAY and Richard CARRAWAY, all of Brownsville; and two other sisters, Mrs. Roy SULLIVAN, Jr., of Brownsville and Mrs. Bernie C. MORGAN, of Kokomo, Ind.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29, 1968
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.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29, 1968
Mrs. Hattie COLVIN, 92, of Ripley, died Wednesday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. She was born in Ripley. Her husband, William R. COLVIN died in 1920. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Miller CARROLL, of Ripley, Mrs. Claude HOWELL, of Henning, Mrs. Charlie HOLLOWAY and Mrs. Claude HERRON, both of Chicago, Illinois; her sons, G. D. COLVIN and L. B. COLVIN, both of Ripley; and brother, Raymond KELLEY, of Ripley.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29, 1968
John Eutran COOK, 81, retired Central farmer, died last Friday in Lauderdale County Hospital, after long illness. Services were Sunday in New Hope Methodist Church, burial in Grace Cemetery. He was a WWI vet. He leaves his wife, Sadie Brantley COOK; his daughter, Mrs. Leon HARGETT; his brother, B. M. COOK; and his sister, Mrs. Pauline REYNOLDS, all of Ripley.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 11, 1968
Gary Gordon CROOK, 25, of 954 Creston, Memphis, who was born in Henning, was dead on arrival Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis. Mr. CROOK's car struck the railing over Illinois Central Railroad tracks, as he drove north on Watkins in Memphis about 5:10 a.m. Sunday. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. He was a deckhand on the Mississippi River towboat, Henrietta M. He attended Frayser Pentecostal Holiness Church. He leaves his grandmother, Mrs. Ethel CROOK, of henning; his mother, Mrs. Mildred Crook, of Memphis; brother, James l. CROOK, of Modesto, Calif. :his sisters, Mrs. Russell KAUERZ, Jr., and Mrs. W. M. LUCKETT, both of Memphis and Mrs. Gordon KENNEDY, of Dayton Ohio.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 11, 1968
Mrs. Willie Lee DAUGHERTY, 92, of 182 Highland in Ripley, died Wednesday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Asbury Cemetery. She was the widow of Henry DAUGHTERY, who died in 1913. She leaves her son, Rhea DAUGHTERY, of Oakland, Miss.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1968
Vander DAVIDSON, 66, of Maury City, brother of J. D. DAVIDSON of Halls, died Sunday in the home of another brother, Marshall DAVIDSON, after a long illness. Services were Monday in Palestine Methodist, burial in church cemetery.

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

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1968
Luther Franklin DICKERSON, 87, died Tuesday in his home in Halls. Services were Wednesday in Murry Chapel Methodist Church near Alamo, burial in Archer's Chapel Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Elvie DICKERSON; his sons, L. F. DICKERSON, of Halls, Dennis DICKERSON, of Memphis, and Morris DICKERSON, of Maury City; his step-son, Aubrey TIMS, of Halls; and his sister, Mrs. Lillie HAMMONDS, of Bolivar.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 27, 1968
Mrs. Lillian Wood DRAKE, 78, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday in Jackson-Madison County Hospital. Services were Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She was the widow of R. Y. DRAKE, Ripley merchant, who died in 1957. She leaves her son, Dr. Robert DRAKE, novelist, literary critic, and professer of English in the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 1968
Albert DURHAM, 84, Durhamville farmer, died at 10 a.m. Monday in the Bank of Ripley, after an apparent heart attack. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Glenn Ora DURHAM, and his sister, Mrs. W. L. DRAKE, of Ripley.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 27, 1968
Henry ESCUE, 89, of Dyersburg, former Gates blacksmith, died last Friday in Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg. Services were Sunday in Curry Funeral Home, burial in Faieview Cemetery. Born in Haywood County, he spent most of his life in Gates till he moved to Dyersburg in 1928. His wife, Mary Jettie ESCUE died in 1966. He leaves his son, James H. ESCUE, of Olive Branch, Miss.; his daughters, Mrs Cooper COZART and Miss Annie ESCUE, both of Dyersburg, and Mrs. John G. ALLEN, of Seattle, Wash.; brothers, A. N. ESCUE, and Ellis ESCUE, both of Memphis and his sisters, Mrs. C. E. BRYAN, of Memphis, and Mrs. Ruffin PERMINTER, of Dallas, Texas.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 1968
Mrs. Gertrude Kirtly ESKRIDGE, 88, widow of John M. ESKRIDGE, Halls farmer, died at 7 a.m. Thursday of last week in Dyersburg Nursing Home, after a heart attack. Services were last Friday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Browder, Ky., she moved to Halls in 1915. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Blanch McBRIDE, of Dyersburg and Mrs. Catherine Cook WHITE, of Martin.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 1968
Mrs. Eva Barnes EVANS, 86, of Henning, widow of Will EVANS, died Monday in Stephens Nursing Home in Henning. Services were in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Frank POTTER, of Henning, and Mrs. Ray HILLIARD, of Memphis; her son, Will H. EVANS, of Henning; sisters, Mrs. Jess TURNER and Mrs. Otis PARRISH, both of Martin.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 1968
John C. EVANS, 84, of 3127 Madeline, Memphis, father of Teddy EVANS, of Henning, died Sunday in Baptist Hospital, Memphis after a brief illness. Services were Tuesday in Smyrna Baptist Church near Covington, burial in church cemetery. He leaves his daughters, Mrs. Jake KEBSCHULL and Mrs. Raymond LOFTON, both of Memphis.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 1968
Ples FOWLER, 58, died last Friday in his home near Ripley. Services were Sunday at Trinity Methodist Church, burial in church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Beatrice Cates FOWLER; his mother, Mrs. Ida FOWLER; his daughter. Mrs. Joy CRIHFIELD; his sisters, Mrs. Lela SPILLER and Mrs. Lucille SANDERS, all of Ripley; and his brother, A. G. FOWLER.

THE FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 1968
Mrs. Bertha Luton GLENN, 74, of Whitefield, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday in her home. Services were Wednesday in Asbury Methodist Church, burial in Asbury Cemetery. She was the widow of J. R. GLENN, who died in 1947. She leaves her son, Luton GLENN, of Memphis; daughter, Mrs. Mildred HOSKINS; brother, Neil LUTON; and sister, Miss Sallie LUTON, all of Ripley.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 1968
Arthur E. GRAMMER, 79, of Arp, a blacksmith, died last Friday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Saturday in First Baptist Church, burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. His wife, Estelle Morris GRAMMER died four years ago. He leaves his daughters, Mrs. Mary SWIMMS, of Arp and Mrs. Paul SMITH, of East Point, Ga.; his brothers, Nat GRAMMER and Marvin GRAMMER ; and his sister, Mrs. Frank BLACK.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1968
Celis Wilber HARDY, 81, Barr farmer, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lackey HARDY; his son, Ward HARDY, of Barr; his brother, E. R. HARDY, of Barr ; his half- brothers, Garland ROBERTS of Cedar Grove and Vernon ROBERTS, of Halls; his half- sisters, Miss Ola ROBERTS and Mrs. Ann McNEARNY, both of Memphis and Mrs. C. F. BUTLER, of Bemis.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1968
Mrs. Josie Gibson HILLIARD, 90, widow of J. H. HILLIARD, died late Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital, after two years illness. Services were Wednesday in Poplar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, burial in Green Hills Memorial Gardens. She leaves her sons, Elzie HILLIARD, of Halls and Oliver HILLIARD, of Kingsport; and her daughter, Mrs. Gladys BURROUGHS, of Poplar Grove.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 1968
Tucker HIPP, 60, Ashport farmer, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Baptist Hospital, Memphis. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, Burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Inez Daniels HIPP; his mother, Mrs. Paul HIPP, of the home; son, Tucker HIPP, Jr., of Ashport; daughter, Mrs. Paula SAWYER, of Weisboden Germany; sister, Mrs. Jane HICKOX, of Memphis.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 27, 1968
Willie Clyde HOPPER, 67, Henning farmer, died at 9 p.m. Sunday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. He leaves his brothers, Elmer HOPPER and Carey HOPPER, both of Henning; his sisters, Miss Bessie HOPPER, of Henning, Mrs. Tom MARTIN, of Ripley, and Mrs. Berths L. PARRISH, of Memphis.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 1968
Alvis HUTCHISON, 64, Crockett Mills farmer, father of Willard HUTCHISON, of Halls, died Sunday in West Tennessee Tuberculosis Hospital, Memphis. Services were Monday in First Christian Church in Crockett Mills, burial in Crockett Mills, burial in Crockett Mills Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Ida Lois HUTCHISON; daughter, Mrs. Helen HARDEN, of Memphis, ; sister, Mrs. Lacy SLAYTON, of Crockett Mills; and his brothers, Ray HUTCHISON, of Crockett Mills, and David HUTCHISON, of Pontiac, Mich.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 1968
Mrs. Eddie G. JENNINGS, 85, of 4006 Cheryl in Memphis, sister of T. J. CLAY, died Tuesday in Methodist Hospital, Memphis after long illness. Services were Thursday in Memphis Funeral Home, burial in Forest Hill. She was born at Edith. She was the widow of James L. JENNINGS. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Rachel GRIFFIN, of above address and Miss Maggie JENNINGS, of the Home For Incurables in Memphis; her sons, Marvin F. JENNINGS and Harold L. JENNINGS, both of Memphis.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 11, 1968
Bernice JONES, 2-year-old daughter of Mrs. Helen Jones, of Halls, was killed about 4 p.m. last Thursday when a car struck a bridge railing on Highway 88 about 2 miles west of Halls. The mother, 22, suffered minoe injuries. Her sister, Alice Madison, 18, of Halls, owener of the car was seriously injured. She is in Lauderdale County Hospital. Mrs. Betty BLAKELY and her daughter, of Route 1, Halls, also in the car, were unhurt.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1968
Mrs. Dessa KLUTTS, widow of the late Will KLUTTS, of Ripley, died Monday in Sarasota, where she had resided with her sister Maude, since her husband's death. Services and cremation were Tuesday in Sarasota.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, 1968
Mrs. Helen Given KLUTTS died of heart failure, following an infection at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday afternoon in Lauderdale County Hospital. She had observed her 70th birthday Thursday of last week. She was born October 24th, 1898, the daughter of Millard Fillmore GIVEN and Mrs. Cornelia Honeyman Conner GIVEN. She married Alonza KLUTTS on April 7, 1925. He died April 5, 1937. She leaves her son, William A. KLUTTS; brother, Robert E. GIVEN; sisters Kathleen GIVEN and Mrs. Monroe BELTON, both of Ripley.

THE FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 1968
Irvin "Tiny" KNEE died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in Lauderdale County Hospital. He was 69. Services were Thursday in First Presbyterian Church, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He was born in Wabash, Ind. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Willard Hansen KNEE; his daughter, Mrs. Ned ROOKS, of Brownsville; his brothers, Harry KNEE and Lewis KNEE, both of Wabash, Ind., and Homer KNEE, of Watertown, Tenn.; and his sister, Mrs. Mary MISNER, of Wabash, Ind.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 1968
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.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, 1968
William Arch LATHAM, 79, farmer and landowner, died Monday in his home at Mary's Chapel. Services were Wednesday in Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, burial in church cemetery. He was born in Madison County. He leaves his wife, Emma Eula Parchman LATHAM; sons, Herbert LATHAN, of Ripley, Jesse LATHAM, of West Monroe, La., and Frank LATHAM, of Gadsden; daughters, Mrs. Marjorie LANGLEY, of Ripley, and Mrs. Mary Ella BAKER, of Gates; brothers, Leonard LATHAM, of Calif.; sister, Beulah SAVAGE, of Ripley.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 1968
Mosco Edward McDEARMAN, 58, Halls Auto dealer, died at 5:05 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis after long illness. Services were Monday in First Baptist Church in Halls, burial in Halls Cemetery. McDEARMAN was descended from Pioneer Halls families, the town having originally nemed Halls Station for his great grandfather, Hansford HALL. He moved with his parents to Dell, Ark., at an early age. He returned to Halls in 1933. Two years later, he went to Osceola, Ark., to become assistant cashier of Mississippi County Bank. He returned to Halls in 1942, joining Ford Dealers in Halls, then he and his son, T. E. McDEARMAN purchased the firm in 1965. He leaves his wife, Rebekah Avery McDEARMAN; and his brother, Hall McDEARMAN, all of Halls.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 27, 1968
Mrs. Josie McPHERSON, 92, formerly of Henning, died Wednesday morning of last week in the home of her grandaughter in St. Louis, Mo., with whom she had been living three years. Services were last Friday in Ripley Funeral Home, with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. Born in Henning, she had lived there until three years ago. Her husband, Lonnie McPHERSON, farmer, died in 1946.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 1968
Mrs. Lucy R. MONTGOMERY, 83, wife of T. T. MONTGOMERY, died Thursday of last week in her home in Unionville, after long illness. Services were Saturday in Mount Vernon Baptist Church, burial in church cemetery. She leaves her son, Elbert MONTGOMERY, of Kenton; her half-sisters, Mrs. Esther SCHMLEWSKI of Newark, N. J., and Miss Margaret VOSS, of St. Louis, Mo.; and her half brothers, Willie VOSS, of Newark and Eugene VOSS, of St. Louis, Mo.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 1968
Henry Clarence MOORE, 81, retired farmer of Glimp, died Thursday in Lauderdale County Nursing Home. Services were Friday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his brothers, J. N. MOORE, of Ripley, and E. D. MOORE, of Memphis; his sisters, Mrs. J. C. DOYLE, of Ripley and Mrs. P. T. ARWOOD, of Glimp.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29, 1968
Mrs. Bernice Dean NEWMAN, 53, wife of Barney NEWMAN, of Holly Springs, Miss., who is employed by Sunrise Laundry Cleaners, Memphis, died at 10 p.m. last Friday in St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis, after long illness. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Grace Baptist, burial in Grace Cemetery, Ripley Funeral Home in charge. She leaves a son, John H. NEWMAN, of El Paso, Texas; her daughters, Mrs. Virginia CARMACK, of Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Bonnie TREZONA, of Japan; her brothers, Harold WALLESON, of Chadron, Neb., and Bobby WALLESON, of Springfield, Illinois; her sisters, Mrs. Margaret THOMPSON, of Logan, Iowa, Mrs. Fay PORTILLO, of Monta Valla, Calif., and Mrs. Elsie MASCHER, of Omaha, Neb., and three grandchildren.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 1968
Essie Paul PARIS, 75, farmer, died early Monday in his home at Concord after three illness. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Halls. Born in Alabama, he had moved to Tennessee as a child, living in Crockett, Haywood and Lauderdale Counties. He leaves his wife, Beulah Mae Acklin PARIS; his sons, Boyd PARIS, of Halls and Gerald PARIS, of Gates; his daughters, Mrs. Pauline SMITH, of Ripley, Bertha Mae ROBISON and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann MOORE, both of Halls, Mrs. Irene HINDRIX, of Brownsville, and Mrs. Marie McFARLAND, of Lexington, Ky.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1968
Mrs. Bertha Moss PARSONS, 81, of Knoxville, mother of W. V. PARSONS, of Ripley, died Thursday of last week in a Knoxville hospital after long illness. She was the widow of F. C. PARSONS. Services were Sunday in Waynesboro, NC. She leaves two other sons, F. C. PARSONS, Jr., of Walterboro, S. C., and Albert L. PARSONS, of Knoxville; and her daughters, Mrs. R. S. ALLEN, of West Point, Ga., and Mrs. Lamor Jones, of Nashville.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 27, 1968
Services for John Alonzo PAWLEY, 59, of Fresno, Calif., step-son of Mrs. Ella PAWLEY, of Ripley, were Sunday in Tuscumbia Oakwood Cemetery in Fresno. Mr. PAWLEY, who spent most of his life in the Navy, served in WWII, died Dec. 2nd in Fresno. He leaves his daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Lee SANTOS, of Miami, Fla.; his sister, Mrs. Lillie WIMBERLY, of Memphis; and his step-brother, Morris CLEMENT, of Ripley.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1968
Mrs. Eva PERRY, 82, of Huntingdon, mother of Robert BOYD, of Ripley, died Sunday in Wilson Hospital in Huntingdon. Services were Tuesday in Dilday Funeral Home, burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery. She leaves another son, Clifton BOYD, of Cumberland; her daughters, Mrs. Jessie HUNTINGDON, and Mrs. Marvin CHRISTIAN, of Goodlettsville, and Mrs. Robert LUNN, of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, Herman SPOON, of BuenVista.

THE FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 1968
Mrs. Ollie Stanley PRICE, 71, widoe of Eugene PRICE, died Saturday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Sunday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. She was born in Haywood County, her husband died in 1954. She leaves her son, Leo Price of Memphis; brothers, Monroe STANLEY, of Brownsville, Harvey STANLEY and Mark STANLEY, both of Memphis.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 1968
Mrs. Marie Manning RAY, 72, of Ripley, widow of Jess RAY, died Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Halls Funeral Home sent the body by air Wednesday to Birmingham, Ala., for services Friday in Robuck Chapel with burial in Jefferson Memorial Gardens. She moved to Ripley only six years ago. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Cecil TARVIN, Mrs. Dorothy HINTON, and Mrs. Lee Adams; her sons, William Frank ADAMS and Frank HERRING; all of Birmingham; 1 brother; & 4 sisters, all of Birmingham.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 1968
John A. ROSS, 77, father of Waymon ROSS, of Ripley, died Tuesday in his home at Parsons, after a brief illness. Services were Wednesday in Smith Funeral Home in Jackson, burial in Hollywood cemetery. He leaves his wife Odie Autry ROSS; another son, John A, ROSS, Jr., of Benton; his step-sons, James AUTREY, of Long Beach, Calif., and Orvil AUTRY, of Austin, Texas; his daughters, Mrs. Virginia ROSS, of Mercer and Mrs. Roxine WALL, of Virginia ; and his step-daughter, Mrs. Sue HASTINGS, of Jackson.

THE FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 1968
J. Avery RUSH, 70, Amarillo, Texas business and civic leader, who was born in Ripley, died last friday in Northwest Texas Hospital. Services were Monday in Llano Cemetery. He was a WWI vet. He leaves his wife, Helga Ingeborg RUSH; sons, J. Avery RUSH, Jr., of Shaker Heights, Ohio, V. Chandler RUSH, of Amarillo, Bryan RUSH and Pender RUSH, both of San Antonio, Texas; daughters, Mrs. Wm. L. JENKINS and Mrs. Michael Kent McQUEEN, both of Amarillo; sisters, Mrs. Elmo CAMPBELL and Miss Florence RUSH, of University Heights, Mo., and Mrs. S. E. SIMONSON, of Little Rock, Ark.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 11, 1968
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth RUSH, of Newbern, mother of Mrs. Lisa JOHNSON, of Gates, died Monday in Gourley's Rest Home in Dyersburg. Services were Tuesday in Johnson Funeral Home, burial in Church Grove Cemetery. She was the widow of Bud BUSH. She leaves two more daughters, Mrs. Brown SHARPE, of Newbern, and Mrs. Red McKee, of Louisville, Ky.; and her sons, Jack RUSH, of Kenton, Jim RUSH, of Martin, Romie RUSH and Charlie RUSS, both of Newbern.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1968
Mrs. Birdie Doyle SAMUEL, 71, of Ripley, widow of W. R. SAMUEL, a contractor, died Tuesday in Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She was born in Sarcoxie, Mo. She leaves her brother, James C. DOYLE, of Henning.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1968
Mrs. Callie Frances Kennedy SANDLIN, 58, of Nut Bush, died Saturday at her home. Services were Sunday in Grace Baptist Churchmburial in Church Cemetery. She leaves her husband, Joe C. SANDLIN; her son, Larry SANDLIN, of Nut Bush; her brother, John KENNEDY; and her sister, Mrs. A. T. BROWN, both of Ripley.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 1968
Henry Peter SCOTT IV, 34, of Huntingdon, husband of Mary Virginia Sullivan SCOTT, died Saturday in Carroll County Hospital after long illness. Services were Monday in First Methodist Church in Dyersburg, burial in Fairview Cemetery. He was a Soil Conservation Service Technician. He leaves two daughters, Melissa SCOTT and Amy SCOTT, both of Huntingdon; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. H. P. SCOTT III of Dyersburg; and his sister, Mrs. James E. NEELEY, of Jackson.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1968
George William SHUFF, Jr., 46, attorney who moved to Nashville from Ripley in 1957, died Thursday of last week in Baptist Hospital, Nashville, of throat cancer. Services were Friday in Methodist in Erin, burial there. He leaves his wife, Mrs. McKinnon SHUFF; his son, George W. SHUFF, III and his daughters, Susan SHUFF and Melissa SHUFF, all of Nashville.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 27, 1968
Mrs. Carrie Lee STANLEY, 83, of Halls, widow of Cecil STANLEY, died Sunday in Baptist Hospital, Memphis. Services were Monday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Enon Cemetery. She leaves her sons, Joe STANLEY, Paul STANLEY, Carlton STANLEY, and Harold STANLEY, all of Halls, and Gene STANLEY, of Ripley; her daughters, Mrs. Ed ARWOOD, of Halls, Mrs. Paul APPLETON, of Gates, and Mrs. Herman HALL, of Ripley; and her sister, Mrs. Lillie GARRETT, of Ripley.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1968
Roy STEWART, 46, of Memphis, whose wife is the former Evelyn CHISM, of Ripley, died last Friday in Veterans Hospital, Memphis after a brief illness.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 4, 1968
Adrian L. STOOTS, 65, of Brownsville, father of Mrs. Wilder PEARSONS, of Gates, died Wednesday in Baptist Hospital, Memphis. Services were Thursday in Brownsville Baptist Church, burial in Haywood County Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Rogers STOOTS; his brothers, Billy STOOTS and Harold STOOTS, both of Brownsville, Clarence STOOTS, Johnnie STOOTS, and Joseph STOOTS, all of Memphis; and his sisters, Mrs. Mary Edna TURNER, of Brownsville and Mrs. Lowell THWEATT, of Memphis.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 1968
Carl STYERS, 76, retired carpenter of 620 Jackson, Memphis, died Thursday of last week in a Memphis Nursing Home. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mary Johnson STYERS; daughters, Mrs. Kate Owen, Mrs. Gertrude KELTNER, Mrs. Inez PIPHER and Mrs. Grace Smith, all of Memphis.

THE FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 1968
Courtd W. SUTTON, 86, who was born in Ripley, but moved to Memphis 55 years ago, died Thursday at his home in Memphis. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hester SUTTON; daughter, Mrs. Mildred HOUSER; sister, Mrs. Mattie FERGUSON, all of Memphis.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 1968
Mrs. Pearline THEUS, 35, of Highway 51 S. in Ripley, was killed instantly when struck at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, after she had gotten out of a car and started across the highway towards her home. No charges were placed against the driver of the car, Thomas R. HARGETT, 22, of Route 3, Ripley. Police Chief Bob WHITE said the accident was unavoidable.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 1968
Tola Hall THOMPSON, 79, guard at Burnes & McDonald Engineering in Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Halls, died Saturday in Veterans Hospital in Kansas City. Services were Monday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Luna Hinton THOMPSON; his sister. Mrs. Willie McDEARMAN, of Millington.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29, 1968
Austin O. THURMAN, 73, retired farmer, of Dyersburg, brother of Mrs. Lovell GARRISON, of Halls, died last Friday in Dyersburg Hospital. Services were Sunday in Curry Funeral Home, burial in Fairview Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Merlie Childress THURMAN; sons, Curnie THURMAN, of Bonicord. Rev. T. C. THURMAN, of Lockport, Illinois, and J. A. THURMAN, of Dyersburg; his other sisters, Mrs. Alaverne GLASS and Mrs. Doris McDANIEL, both of Dyersburg.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 1968
Mrs. Ira B. THURMON, 75, of Dyersburg, mother of Mrs. Alton MARSHALL, of Halls, died last Thursday in the Duersburg Hospital. Services were Sunday in Main Street Church of Christ in Newbern, burial in Dyer County Memorial Gardens. She leaves her daughters, Mrs. Ruth HAILEY and Mrs. Angela SEATON, both of Dyersburg, Mrs. Jewell PIGG, of Norfolf, Va., and Mrs. Wilmer WHYBREW, of Long Beach, Calif.; her sons, Melvin THURMON, of Madison, J. E. THURMAN, of Memphis, Earl THURMAN, of Obion, Huttle THURMAN, of Ridgley, Parks THURMAN, of Dyersburg, and Roy THURMAN, of New York City, N. Y; and her sister, Mrs. Edward SCOGGINS, of Union City; and her brother, John WILSON, of Indianapolis, Ind.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1968
Mrs. Katie Lou Minner TIMS, 65, died Tuesday in her home at Ashport. Services were Thursday in Lightfoot Methodist Church, burial in church cemetery. She leaves her husband, Edgar TIMS; her son, James H. TIMS, of Fortana, Calif.; her sisters, Mrs. Jerome CRAIG and Mrs. Fred HARRISON, both of Ripley; and her brothers, Foster MINNER, of Ripley, J. C. MINNER and Bernice MINNER, both of Memphis.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 1968
Mrs. Oberia Peery TUBBS, 73, of Lenox, sister of Mrs. Kate KARNAZES, of Halls, died Saturday morning, after long illness. She was the widow of C. H. TUBBS, well-known Dyersburg farmer. Services were Monday in Curry Funeral Home, burial in Fairview Cemetery. She leaves her daughter, Mrs. John WILEY, of Hinsdale, Illinois; sons, William P. TUBBS and Ted TUBBS, both of Dyersburg, Chad TUBBS, of Knoxville; and Jimmy TUBBS, of Albuquerque, N. M.; her other sisters, Mrs. Raymond HALE, Sr., of Chattanooga, and Mrs. Ed POSEY, of Coushatta, La.; and her brothers, James C. PEERY, of Apopka, Fla., J. E. PEERY, of Memphis; Summers PEERY, of Dyersburg, and Don PEERY, of Denver, Colo.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 4, 1968
William Russell VOWELL, 44, who was born in Lauderdale County, was found dead in his home in North Hollywood, Calif., September 20th. Services were September 23rd in Steen-Lorentzen Chapel in North Hollywood, burial was in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dorothy R. VOWELL, of North Hollywood; his mother, Mrs. Betty D. VOWELL, of Henning; his sisters, Mrs. J. A. JONES and Mrs. Frances BARNES, both of Ripley, Mrs. Vivian SKINNER and Mrs. Dorothy HOPPER, both of Memphis, and Mrs. Betty GAY, of Cleveland, Miss.; his son, Wayne VOWELL, of Birmingham, Ala.; and his step-son, Paul WAKEFIELD, of Burbank, Calif.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 1968
Miss Annie WHITE, 81, retired Latin teacher in Ripley High School died last Friday in Lauderdale County Hospital, Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She leaves her sisters, Mrs. Ben CHAPMAN, of Ripley and Mrs. George ADAMS, of Pine Bluff, Ark.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 1968
Wayne WHITE, 65, retired interior decorator and sign painter of Dyersburg, who was born and reared in Halls, died at 8:10 a.m. Saturday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, which he had entered November 17th, after two years illness with emphysema. Services were Sunday in Halls Funeral Home, Burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruie Hardison WHITE; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. O. L. WHITE, of Halls; and his daughter, Mrs. Doris MOORE, of Halls.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 11, 1968
Harry H. WOMBLE Jr., 42, formerly of Ripley, nephew of the William H. WALKERS' died last Friday in Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. Services were Monday in A L T Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, burial in Rosedale Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Frances M. WOMBLE; his sons, Spec-4 Henry W. WOMBLE III of Ft. Riley, Kansas, and John Robert WOMBLE and his daughter, Cynthia Ann WOMBLE, both of Grand Rapids.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 4, 1968
Emmett B. WOODARD, 65, brother of Mrs. Bessie NEWMAN, of Ripley, died Wednesday in Baptist Hospital, Memphis after brief illness. Services will be Friday in Memphis Funeral Home, burial in Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Johnnie Minner WOODARD, of Memphis; sons, Jack WOODARD, of Greenville, Roy WOODARD, of Aberdeen, Miss., Bobby WOODARD in the Army and Emmett WOODARD, Jr., of Memphis; daughter, Miss Joyce WOODARD, of Memphis; step-sons, Sam ESCUE, and Bob ESCUE, both of Memphis, and Bill ESCUE, of Gainsville, Fla.; and his other sister, Mrs. Clara CHASTAIN, of Nettleton, Miss.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 1968
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.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1968
Oscar YOUNG, 76, died at noon Tuesday in Jackson-Madison County Hospital. Services were Thursday in Chestnut Bluff Church of Christ, burial in Archer's Chapel Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Gladys Howard YOUNG; his daughter, Mrs. Virginia MOORE, of Memphis; and his brother, Alva YOUNG, of Chestnut Bluff

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TENNESSEE STATE ARCHIVES MICROFILM ROLL #106
RIPLEY-LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE JAN-DEC 1968

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