Transcribed from the originals by  Sarah Hutcherson

RIPLEY, TENNESSEE                                                25th SEPTEMBER,1925


Brownsville, Tenn., Sept.20th.   W. L. ANTHONY, 86, died at his home near Orysa Friday
afternoon, September 18th, at 5 o'clock.  The funeral services were held this morning at Tabernacle Church.  The active pall bearers were: John T. GRAY, J. B. CALHOUN, A. M. ESTES, J. O. BOMER, W. T. DAVIS, and W. T. CURRIE.  The honorary pall bearers were: G. D. RUDD, R. T. JOYNER, R. M. CHAMBLISS, Wm. THOMAS, Will WHITEHURST, John R. BOND, J. O. JOHNSTON, ? ESTES, and S. F. THOMAS.   Mr. ANTHONY was one of the most influential citizens of Haywood County.  He was one of the few remaining
Confederate veterans.  He enlisted with the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry on 23rd
May, 1861 and served with that organization until the close of the war. He was
slightly wounded in a battle at Medon, near Jackson,  TN.  He was married to Miss
Celista TAYLOR, who died about a year ago.  There were no children but they 
adopted Ben BAILEY and his sister, who is now Mrs. RICE.  Sisters and brothers
who survive are: J. D. ANTHONY,  Mrs. Sue CURRIE, both of Brownsville; Mrs. Jim WALKER of Covington, Mrs. Josie ANTHONY of Evansville, Ind., Mrs. AUSTIN of Lonoke, Ark., and Miss Mary B. ANTHONY of Washington, D. C. 

---Mr. W. S. MOORE DEAD---  

Gordon MOORE was called to Hawthorne, Fla., Saturday night by the serious illness of his father, and a telegram received here Thursday morning announced his passing away.  His death
resulted from sticking a rusty nail in his foot some six weeks ago.  Home remedies were
applied, relieving the pain, and no thought of any serious consequences was entertained.  About ten days ago, he became suddenly ill.  At first his big toe was amputated, then the foot above the ankle,  but his system had become so poisoned that his life could not be saved.


Grant MURPHY, one of the best known traveling men in West Tennessee, passed away Friday night about 9 o'clock at his home on Broadway, after an illness of several months.  Mr. MURPHY has been a traveling representative for CURRIE McGRAW Co. of Memphis for 17 years and was known all over this section of the State.  Because of his disposition to make
friends, he was welcome everywhere.   He was "Cousin" MURPHY to everyone.  He 
was 54 years of age and had lived in Dyersburg for 22 years.  (Dyersburg State Gazette)


Mr.& Mrs. J. D. UNGERECHT, of Memphis, were weekend guests of Mrs. Guy CHAPMAN.
  Guy CHAPMAN left Tuesday night for Memphis, where he will be employed by
the Standard Oil Co.


Lloyd BALL, of Memphis, spent Thursday with his sister, Mrs. Bob HALL.
  Mr. THURMOND, of Gates, spent Friday night with his daughter, Mrs. Lilly JOHNSON.
  Mr.& Mrs. B. F. CHISHOLM from near Forked Deer spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. J. F. RASPBERRY.


Mrs. E. V. LAYNE is attending the bedside of her aunt in Dyersburg, who is seriously ill. She is 95 years of age.
  Mr.& Mrs. Joe WHITE attended the burial of their mother, Mrs. Ed KIRBY, at 
Mary's Chapel Thursday of last week.


In a negro craps game Saturday night, Jim LIVINGSTON was shot, and Jim ALEXANDER is charged with the offense.
  Miss Beulah GROGANS and Mr. George CHERRY, of Halls were married in Covington Sunday, September 13th.
  Mr. William DUVALL left Wednesday for Knoxville to re-enter school. He was accompanied to Memphis by his parents and Mr. Arch STEWART.
  Mrs. R. H. CHISHOLM and little daughter, Nancy Gene, spent a few days in
Memphis this week with her father, Capt. J. D. TARRANT, who has been sick
about three weeks.
  Mr.& Mrs. Arthur GRAMMER, of Arp, have rented the Hart Hotel, and will
take possession on October 1st.The name will be change to Grammer Hotel, and
the new proprietors in bidding for public patronage promise to give their personal
attention to the business and render service in keeping with the best to be had in


A son was born to Mr.& Mrs. J. D. MORRIS on September 18th.
  Mrs. Josie DUNAVANT, of Ripley, visited her daughter, Mrs. Jim ADAMS a few
days last week.
  Mr.& Mrs. Vernon KIRBY were called to Conner last week by the serious
illness and the death of his mother, Mrs. Ed KIRBY.


The Ladies Missionary Society held its regular meeting with Mrs. M. F. THURMOND Monday afternoon.
  Mr.& Mrs. S. B. HILL had as their guests Tuesday, Mr. J. H. HILL and daughter, Mrs. Retta CASHION, of Brighton.


Mr.& Mrs. Sanford GOLDEN are parents of a son.
  M. A. WINSETT, Jr., is visiting his sister, Mrs. H. K. MAYNARD near Asbury.
  Little Wilford THORNTON, of Henning, is visiting his brother, W. A. THORNTON.
  Miss Doris BEST had the misfortune of sticking a nail in her foot one day last week.

---MARY's CHAPEL--- 

Mr. Charles KLUTTS motored to Blytheville, Ark., Saturday.
Mr. Ernest CRAIG, who suffered a relapse, is still confined to his bed.
  Miss Bessie HENDREN has been suffering from an abscess in her head.
  Miss Irene KLUTTS spent the weekend with grandparents, Mr.& Mrs. MURLEY
at Conner.
  Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Ed KIRBY at Trinity Thursday of
last week.
  Mrs. T. C. STONE, who had been suffering with an abscess in her hand for the past
three weeks, is improving but still unable to use it.


Mrs. Joe LACY is spending this week with her niece, Mrs. Bill LITTLE, near Salem.


On Thursday morning, September 17th,1925, just after the dawn of day, the soul of another dear mother passed away.  She had been a patient sufferer with cancer for more than four years, but bore her suffering with so much courage one could hardly tell she was sick until just before she died.  Many times during her illness she expressed herself as being ready to go, and
asked her loved ones to meet her in heaven. Mrs. KIRBY was in her 49th year, survived
by her husband; six children; mother; four sisters; and five grandchildren.


Mrs. Jennie PENNINGTON is confined to her bed.
  Mr. Charlie COX and family, of Mascedonia, spent Sunday with his parents here.
  Mr. Jim BURKEEN from near Halls, spent Saturday night with his daughter, Mrs.Willie COOMB.
  LeRoy HARRELL & Tom ESRA of Dry Hill spent Saturday night here with Parker COX.


On Wednesday morning, just at sunrise, in the home of her mother, Mrs. Laura LANKFORD, Miss Montine LANKFORD, became the bride of Mr. R. S. GIFT, of Covington.  Using the ring ceremony. Rev. C. C. NEWBILL said the words that made them man and wife in
the presence of the immediate families and a few friends.  The room was beautifully
decorated in cut flowers and pot plants.  The bride was gowned in a striking costume of French tan flat crepe with hat and shoes to match, wearing a corsage of sweetheart roses and valley lilies.  Mr.& Mrs. GIFT left immediately after the ceremony by auto for Memphis.  Before returning they will visit the groom's sister, Mrs. R. SNODGRASS, in Augusta, GA.


Mrs. Howard TICHENOR left Saturday night for Memphis, where she will undergo an operation for appendicitis at the Baptist Hospital 


Mrs. J. M. SCOBEY had as her guests her parents, Mr.& Mrs. Ben BURLISON, of Brownsville.
  Mr.& Mrs. A. H. SCOBEY spent the weekend with their daughter, Mrs. Ollie
BURKS, at Henning.


Little Mildred WOOD is visiting her aunt, Mrs. W. T. WILLIAMS, at Ripley.
  Miss Alpine GRAY, of Mack, visited her brother, Virgil GRAY, one night
last week.
  Mrs. I. C. Kee and children, of Ripley, spent Saturday night and Sunday
with parents, Mr.& Mrs. G. BEST.


Mr. Henry McCORD has returned home from Providence.
  Mrs. E. L. HUTCHERSON is on the sick list, also Mrs. Ann WEBSTER.
  Earl WALDING, from near Stonewall, visited his aunt, Mrs. Carrie SINCLAIR
  Rowey CRAIN and Miss Mai TILL surprised their friends by getting
married on the night of the 13th.
  Miss Bertha CANNON, of this place and Mr. O'Neal CRIHFIELD from near
Edith were married Saturday evening.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. Lee
CANNON.   The groom is the son of Louis CRIHFIELD.


Mr. Ernest MUELLER and sister, Miss Katie, of Golddust, were in 
this community Sunday.
Mack HOLCOMB, of Williams Switch, spent one day last week with his
sister, Mrs. Cleveland PERRY.
  Mr.& Mrs. Henry BURNS and family spent Sunday with parents, Mr.&
Mrs. Charlie GAINES at Asbury.

FRIDAY              OCTOBER 2nd, 1925


Dr. R. S. PORTER, of Henning, spent Sunday in Ripley.
  Mr. John McLEOD will teach the public school  to begin at Flippen.
  Rev. G. H. MARTIN, of Union City, was called to Ripley Tuesday to preach
the funeral of Mr. S. A. THOMPSON.
  Mr. Charles Lacey, of St. Louis and Miss Anna RENSHAW, of Curve, were
married Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the bride's home, Rev. R. W. HOOD, of
Covington, officiating.
  Mr. Tom D. THOMPSON, of the 2nd Tennessee Regiment now stationed in
Middletown, PA., arrived home Monday on a 30 day furlough.  He was not aware
of his brother's illness and death until he arrived here.
  Little did the people of Ripley think that when Mr. S. A. THOMPSON left
them on July 6th, for Battle Creek, Mich., that the morning train on last Tuesday
would bring his lifeless body back to them.  He was born on the HYDE place, one and
one-half miles south of Ripley, September 7th, 1860.  Surviving him are his two
brothers, W. R & T. D. THOMPSON, of this county, a sister, Mrs. E. H. CLEMMONS, of Marshall, Texas; and his angel mother, who resides with  Mrs. CLEMMONS.  Every
business house in Ripley closed its doors during the hour of the funeral.  Upon the
arrival of the train, the remains were carried to the mayor's office and an almost
constant stream of people, white and black, old and young, looking upon him for the
last time with tear stained eyes, aching hearts and bowed heads.  The remains were
carried to the old family burying ground, Bethlehem Cemetery near Henning where a
large crowd had assembled to pay last tribute to their departed friend and loved one.
  Mr. Stuart YOUNG left last week for the University of  Chicago. His splendid
record at the S. W. P. University, Jackson, admitted him without examination
to the 1898-99 graduating class of the Chicago University.
  Miss Ada Sue GLASS has returned from an extended visit to her parents
in Harrison, Ark., spending several days in St. Louis en route home. Miss Ada
Sue is a favorite with all our people, still the joy of her return is more
perceptible among our young men's faces.
  Work on this section of the Illinois Central has commenced in earnest.  At Ripley
and Curve are the two largest contracts between Fulton and Memphis.  The
track at Cane Creek will be raised 20 feet above the bed of the present track, and
the track in the cut at Ripley will be lowered 26 feet, necessitating widening the
cut twice its present dimensions.  All the grading will be done from the east bank, and
will take the whole lot on which stands the residence of A. A. YOUNG,   The track at
the depot will be 12 to 15 feet lower, and the site for the new station will
probably be where the old section house stands.
.=======================END  OF  THE  PAST================.


Earle QUEEN, age 14 years, was seriously injured on the Jeff Davis Highway late Monday afternoon.  From the best information obtainable, the lad was playing with another boy at a filling station, near town, and without looking, ran in front of an automobile, said to have been driven
by Pal SHOAF of  Ashport. SHOAF and a young lady, Miss Henrietta WILLIAMS, were
in town and drove out on the highway and were returning to Ripley when the accident.  Eyewitnesses say the accident was unavoidable.  In attempting to stop the car by applying emergency brakes, the SHOAF car was swung across the road. QUEEN's left leg was broken below the knee, and his collarbone fractured.  H. D. CAMPBELL, traveling salesman for the Southern Saddlery Co., Chattanooga, passed just as the accident happened and brought the
young man to the office of Dr. J. R. LEWIS for medical treatment.  He is seriously
injured, but not necessarily fatally hurt. QUEEN is the son of Mr.& Mrs. J. T. QUEEN and was 
living with Carey STYERS  at Confederate Park.


Mr. W. T. WHITE, of Memphis, spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Lillian WHITE.
  Mr.& Mrs. James W. PORTER will leave Brownsville Friday for St. Petersburg, Fla., where they will reside.
Mr. Mack MANESS is critically ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. SPILLER, near
Nut Bush.
  Mrs. S. F. HARWELL is nursing a sprained ankle received a few days ago as
a result of a fall.
  Mrs. Bloss SCOTT spent a few days this week in Covington with her brother, Mr. J. E. PALMER.
  Mr. Dave HUTCHERSON and family and Mr. Buford WALDING visited the
Tri-State Fair Wednesday.
  Miss Grace HENDREN was carried to Memphis Tuesday and underwent an
operation for appendicitis at the Baptist Hospital Wednesday.
  Mr.& Mrs. William TUCKER, Jr., spent Tuesday in Memphis.  Mrs. TUCKER went
from there to Newhardt, Ark., to visit her daughter, Mrs. A. C. OLIVER, for a
few days.
  Mrs. A. C. LIGHTFOOT returned Monday from two months visit with her
son, Dr. E. C. LIGHTFOOT, in Arma, Kansas. She also visited in Denver, Colo., and 
Kansas City, Mo.


Mrs. Fannie ALLEN was called to Memphis by the sudden illness of her son, Mr. W. A. ALLEN.  From Memphis she will go to her home in Parchman, Miss.
  Mrs. Harrison GORMAN, of Memphis, spent Thursday and Friday with his
sister, Mrs. S. B. HILL.  He was accompanied home by his sister, Miss Cornelia
GORMAN and niece, little Helen HILL.


Mr.& Mrs. Robert BURKS are parents of a daughter, born September 25th.
  Mrs. Clarence HAWKINS of Whitefield, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Clarence 
  Mr. Ernest MUELLER, of Golddust, spent Saturday night with Tom & Joe
  Mr. Pearl GRIGGS  happened to a very painful accident Wednesday by
sticking a nail through his foot.
  Mrs. George KIESTLER and children, of Lightfoot, spent Sunday with her
daughter, Mrs. Lena PRICE.


Alvin BALL, of Curve, spent Thursday here with his father, Mr. Lum BALL.
  Russell AKIN, from near Forked Deer, was at his mother's, Mrs. P. N. AKIN, Friday


Mr.& Mrs. W. E. WALK, of Upland, Calif., spent the week-end with
brothers; W. M.& J. A. OWEN.
  Mr.& Mrs. S. D. OWEN returned to their home in Memphis, Monday, after
visiting their brothers; J. A. & W. M. OWEN.


Miss Katie NELSON attended preaching at Ashport Sunday.
  Bates FARMER, of Ashport, was in this community Friday.
  Mr. Gus FITZGERALD made a business trip to Ripley Saturday.
  Mr. Charlie MUELLER made a business trip to Ripley Saturday.
  Miss Gracie DANIELS, of Plumpoint, visited her sister, Mrs Phillip
MILLER, Friday.  Mr. Nat GRAMMER and brother, Marvin visited in Lightfoot


Mr.& Mrs. Emmett WHITE are parents of a daughter, born September 25th.
  Mr.& Mrs. Joe WHITE are parents of a son, born September 26th.He has
been christened Joe WHITE, Jr.


Mrs. Ola VANDYKE, of Friendship, is visiting her sister, Mrs. B. F. WILKES.
  Mr.& Mrs. Ernest TALIAFERRO  accompanied the remains of their
18-month-old baby here Sunday and laid the little body to rest in Poplar
Grove Cemetery.


Mrs. Pearl PRESCOTT, of Bell Eagle, is spending this week with her mother, Mrs. G. A. LATHAM.


We desire to use this method of expressing our sincerest thanks to the friends and neighbors who came to our help during the short illness and death of our baby.  We feel especially tender toward Dr. CONYERS and Mrs. Lorene THURMOND for staying with us during those anxious last hours. 

Mr.& Mrs. Etheridge BRASFIELD and Children.

---DRY HILL---

Richard PRESCOTT and Roy & Claud COX, of Arp, were visitors
  Mr.& Mrs. L. A. ESRA spent Saturday with Mrs. COX and family on the Bluff.
  J. M. PRESCOTT and family and C. A. CREWS attended the fair in Ripley last
  Clarence PRESCOTT and Tom ESRA spent Saturday night at Halls with
  J. J. WILSON was called to the bedside of his brother, George WILSON in
Blytheville, Ark.
  Mrs. C. A. CREWS, daughter, Jewell, and son, C. A., spent Saturday at
Flippen with Mr. Bob GOODWIN.
  Luther PRATER, of Crockett County, spent Saturday and Sunday with
  J. J. WILSON and family and W. R. RICH have returned home after visiting
relatives in Blytheville.
  J. M. PRESCOTT and family spent Sunday at Halls, with their
daughter, Mrs. G. E. MAYFIELD and family.


A son was born to Mr.& Mrs. John GOODWIN on September 19th.
  Mr.& Mrs. Horace PANKEY and baby, of Ashport, were guests of parents, Mr. &
Mrs. SHANDS, the weekend.
  Mr.& Mrs. Monroe CROWDER and children spent Saturday night and Sunday
at Whitefield with parents, Mr.& Mrs. Luther JORDON.


Mr. Will  MIDYETT, of Knob Creek, was here Saturday. 

RIPLEY, TENNESSEE                 FRIDAY               OCTOBER 9th,1925

.==================A PEEP INTO THE PAST=================.
.=====================OCTOBER 7th, 1898==================.

   Mr. Will FOUST is working for I. LANG.
   Little Wenelia SPAUGH was quite ill a few days this week.
   Mr. R. L. WOOD was elected coroner by the county court Monday.
   Miss Susie MOORER and brother, Clarence, of Durhamville, spent Sunday in
   Mr. Green R (last name unreadable) died at his home near Flippen. He was
a good citizen  and an upright man.
   The marriage of Mr. Wat COLE to Miss Belle EAKER took place at the
home of the bride in Henning Saturday.
   1056 bales of cotton has been ginned in Ripley up to yesterday noon
and the staple was selling at 5 cents a pound.
   Mr. Zeb BARFIELD has purchased the stock of groceries of Barfield
Bros., and will continue the business at the same stand.
   C. L. MACLIN & Company have purchased the S. B. CANNON
storehouse, adjoining the post office, and will move their tinshop into
the same on January 1st.
   Mr. J. W. EAKER and Miss Minnie HYDE were married on Wednesday of last
week.  Mr.Eaker is an employee of the I.C.R.R. and his bride is the daughter of
Mr. Henry HYDE.
   Mr.& Mrs. Calvin CONNER celebrated the first anniversary of their
marriage on October 5th at their home in Ashport.
   Sorrow pervaded our community Tuesday night when it became known that 
Hon. Wm. E.  LYNN was dead. He was taken sick at his office Monday
afternoon, but was not considered dangerously ill by his family or friends, so his
death was a severe shock, due to rheumatism of the heart.  Mr. LYNN was born
in Sullivan County, East Tennessee, 60 years ago on the 27th of August.  Early
in his life, he chose law for a profession but responded to the call of his
country and laid aside his ambition.  He was a gallant soldier in the well known 7th
Tenn. Cavalry under Col. Wm. H. JACKSON the first year of the war, and served under
Forrest in 1863-64.  After the war he came to Lauderdale County and lived a short
time at Fulton, but moved to Ripley in April 1866.  He was admitted to the bar the
following year. In 1871, he was chosen Representative in the lower house.
.================END OF THE PAST=========================.


Mr.& Mrs. W. A. OWEN have announced the marriage of their daughter, Lucille, to
Mr. Frank McBRIDE, on Tuesday, October 6th, at their home in Covington.


Emmett WHITE, of Curve, spent Saturday with his grandfather, Mr. Lum BALL.
  Mr.& Mrs. Manse DODD spent Sunday with her brother, Sam DAVIS, in
   Mrs. Annie STANLEY and family, of Woodville, spent Friday night with her
mother, Mrs. S. L. MOORE.
   Miss Lena MOORE and little sister, Pauline, spent Thursday with
their, Mrs. Bryant STANLEY, at Woodville.


   A daughter was born Tuesday to Mr.& Mrs. V. S. COPELAND.
   Champ MITCHELL, a well known colored citizen of Ripley died Saturday
   Mrs. Lide DUNAVANT and daughter, Miss Annie Vera, spent Monday in
   Mrs. M. D. WEBB has returned from an extended visit with her son in
   Mr. R. T. COLEMAN is quite ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hugh RICE
in Memphis.
   Mrs. Clarence THURMOND and son, of Dyersburg, spent Sunday with her
mother, Mrs. L. B. ARCHER.
   Mrs. Etta DREWRY, of Newbern, spent Sunday and Monday with her
daughter, Mrs. D. T. TURNER.
   Mrs. L. F. CHEEK spent several days this week with her brother, Mr. Otho
JENNINGS, in Unionville.
   Mrs. Mattie PIERSON left Tuesday for Chattanooga on a visit to her
daughter, Mrs. H. M. RICHARDSON.
   Mrs. J. A. CLORE and daughter, Miss Verdie, and grandson, Herbert
WATSON, spent Friday in Memphis.
   David GREENLEE, of San Pedro, Calif., engineer on the U.S.S. Mississippi, is
home on a 30-day furlough.
   Ollie HOLLIS was tried on a charge of larceny at the special sitting
of the Circuit Court on Oct. 1st and was acquitted.
   Mr. Sidney SMITH left Saturday for Miami, Fla., where he holds a
position.  He was accompanied by Mr.& Mrs. Ivan  ANDREWS, who will reside in that city.
   Mr. T.C. KIRKPATRICK will leave for St. Louis on a visit, and his
daughter, Mrs. Lee WILSON, will leave at the same time for Louisville, to
visit her sister, Mrs. D. J. ABBOTT.
   Mr. Charles Wood's Chevrolet car was burned Saturday on the highway
near Covington.  He was returning to his home in Ashport when the accident
occurred.  The car was not insured.
    Mr. G. J. HUTCHESON is receiving congratulations on his 83rd birthday


The marriage of Miss Dorothy KELLAMS, daughter of Mr.& Mrs. H. F. KELLAMS to Mr. A.C. ADAMS, was quietly solemnized last evening at 6 o'clock in the rectory of St. Patrick's Church, Rev. HAYS officiating in the presence of a few intimate friends. The bride wore a fall model of rose dubois charmene and a close fitting velour hat to match.  Her flowers were
Brides roses and Valley lilies en courage.  Miss Margaret BIBB was her only
attendant and Mr. ADAMS was served by Mr. Robert HAGGERTY, as best man.  Immediately after the ceremony, an informal reception was held at the home of the
bride's parents and a group of songs were rendered by Miss Helen HAMILTON. At
7:30, the young couple left for Chicago and other northern parts. After October
15th, they will be at home at 1128 Greenwood Avenue. (Commercial Appeal,Oct.1st,1925)


Mrs. S. R. PRESTON, of Texas, was a guest of her sister, Mrs. J. L. BOGARD, last week.
   Mrs. T. H. BLACKWELL, of Rudolph, spent Sunday in the home of her
brother, Mrs. A. T. MANNING.


Fire of unknown origin burned the cotton platform with about 75
bales of cotton; also a carload of coal; two box cars; and quite a lot of
lumber that was awaiting shipment.  By brave fighting of the citizens, Jones Lumber
Shed and contents were saved.


Mrs. H. DUNAVANT, of Ripley, spent Wednesday afternoon with
Mrs. Dump ARWOOD.
   Mrs. R. F. HUTCHERSON has returned home after a week's stay in
Blytheville, Ark.


Mrs. B. V. GLIMP, who has been on the sick list for some time is better.
   Mr.& Mrs. H. B. McGARRITY and daughter, Sarah Mai, and Mrs. Katie REUTER
visited relatives in Golddust.


Mr.& Mrs. Tom GAY and son, Thomas, of Whitefield, attended the
bedside of Mr. J. E. SPILLER Sunday.
   Mr.& Mrs. STONE, of Mary's Chapel, and Mr.& Mrs. TIMS, of
Whitefield,  attended the bedside of Mr. J. E. SPILLER Sunday.
   Mrs. G. H. COKER and children, of Ripley, spent several days this week
with her mother, Mrs. J. T. KIRKESS.
   Mr. Robert KIRKESS, of this place, and Miss Louise FERGUSON, of Ripley,
and Mr. J. T. KIRBY and Miss Leona SPILLER, of this place, were quietly married
Saturday afternoon, September 26th.


Mrs. Alice BEARD and baby have returned home, after a few weeks
visit at Nankipoo.


Mr. Willie CLARK, who died after a brief illness, was buried
at Asbury Thursday of last week.
   Mrs. DANIELS, of Plumpoint, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Phillip MILLER.
   Mr. Dudley CLARK, of Memphis, spent the week-end with his
brother, Mr. J. W. CLARK.


Rev. W. M. POWELL, of Ripley, attended the bedside of Mr. Ernest CRAIG  Tuesday.
   Mr.& Mrs. Robert KIRKESS, of Conner, visited in the home of Mrs. Lottie
KLUTTS one night last week.
   Mr.& Mrs. J. E. CRAIG and children, of Ripley, spent Sunday afternoon
with his mother, Mrs. Ed CRAIG.
   Mr.& Mrs. Charles KLUTTS and father, Mr. Alex KLUTTS, attended the
bedside of Mr. Mack KLUTTS at Nut Bush Sunday.
   Dr. L. O. LEAVELL, of Ripley, and Mr. BUTLER, from near Conner, attended the
bedside of Mr. Ernest Craig one day last week.
   Mr.& Mrs. T. C. STONE, Mr.& Mrs. Charles KLUTTS and Mr.& Mrs. Pete
CRAIG attended the bedside of Mr. Earl QUEEN, in Ripley last week.
   Messrs. Robert and Hubert DUNAVANT, Theodore MILLS, Robert Thomas
KIRKESS and Henry KLUTTS, of Conner, visited Mr. Ernest CRAIG Sunday


Mrs. William T. BRADFORD announces the marriage of her daughter, Ophia Margaret, to Mr. William A. GRIMES, on Saturday, July 4th,1925. The wedding, which came as a surprise
to their many friends, took place at the home of Dr. John Jeter HURT, who was
the officiate.  The only attendants were Miss Minnie CARTER and Howard LEWIS.
The above announcement,  which was taken from the Jackson Sun, will be of
interest to many people in and near Ripley as Mr. GRIMES formerly lived here.


Mrs. Annie RAWLS, of Jackson, was called last week to the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Susie WILSON, and remained until the end came.
   Mrs. B. R. COLSON, and Mr. Lyle B. PEARCE, of Gainesville, Fla., arrived
Wednesday night to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. S. A. WILSON.
   Mr.& Mrs. Talmadge PIPKIN and Mr. Allen PIPKIN, of Blytheville, Ark., and
Mrs. S--KER, and Mr.& Mrs. Presley PIPKIN were called to the bedside of
their father who passed away early Wednesday morning at the home of Mr. John
DUNAVANT, near Glimp.
   The death of Mrs. S. A. WILSON at 1:30 Tuesday morning took from our
midst, one of the sweetest and most loveable characters that has ever been our
pleasure to know.


Mr. Pearl GRIGGS had blood poison from sticking a nail in his foot.  He is reported better.


A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. Clyde ARWOOD Sunday night.
   Mr. John LANGLEY has moved from under the Ashport Bluff to this place.
   Mrs. E. W. ARWOOD went to Memphis last week to visit her daughter, Mrs. Ed
   Last Friday, the Death Angel claimed the soul of Mr. APPERSON, better
known as "Uncle Bob."   He was 66 years old, a good man, and was liked by all who
knew him.  The remains were laid to rest in Grace Cemetery Saturday afternoon
in the presence of a large crowd, who gathered to pay this good man their last


Mr.& Mrs. John McDONALD are parents of a girl, born October 2nd.
   Mrs. Nelia FERGASON and grandson spent Sunday with her son, John
   Miss Lucy SPILLER and brother, J. T., of Nut Bush, spent Sunday night
with their sister, Mrs. Wiley ELDER.
   Mr.& Mrs. Elrado FERGASON were called to Central Saturday by the death
of their uncle, Bob APPERSON.
   Mr. Elrado FERGASON spent Sunday in Memphis with his sister, Mrs. Ada
TICHENOR, who is seriously ill at the Baptist Hospital.
     Mr. Marvin SPILLER and Miss Annie Laura FERGASON surprised their
many friends by driving to Covington Saturday afternoon and getting married.

---DRY HILL---

Mr.& Mrs. J. M. PRESCOTT and daughter, Molly, spent Saturday at Halls with Mrs. J. E. MAYFIELD.




R.N. BOND, of Brownsville, one of the best known cottonseed oil men of West
Tenn., died in his room at the Hotel Gayaso yesterday afternoon at 4:30
while talking to his cousin, John R. FLIPPEN, local cotton factor.  Heart  failure
was given as the cause of his death.  Mr. BOND came to Memphis yesterday.  He was
formerly president of the Brownsville Cotton, Oil and Ice Company.  He was a member
of the Baptist Church in Brownsville.  He was 52 years of age.  He was the nephew
of Judge John R. BOND, prominent Brownsville attorney and the cousin of
Hardy JONES, local cotton man.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Annie Everette
Bond; children, Everett Bond and Mrs. Stanhope JOHNSON, of Lynchburg, Va., and
brother, James BOND.

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---Mr. J. H. OWEN has bought the John P. GAUSE residence.
   Col. W. H. POINDEXTER, of Forked Deer, was in town Tuesday.
   Mrs. N. J. HALLIBURTON died at Forked Deer Sunday at the ripe age of 72
   Mr. John THOMPSON, Jr., has moved back to Curve, having sold his
interest in the livery stable to his father.
   Mr. HUBBARD, who was reared near Double Bridges, died in Dyersburg last
Sunday.  He was buried Monday in Cross Roads Cemetery.
   Judge Sterling PIERSON, of Memphis, has resigned the office of Judge of
the second Chancery Court of that city.
   Miss Rosa MANESS celebrated  her birthday last week, by giving her
friends a delightful party.
   Mr. Wm. H. DAVIS, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died at
his home in  Ripley, last Friday and his remains were laid to rest in Maplewood
Cemetery Sunday afternoon, in the presence of a large gathering of
friends and relatives.  Mr.DAVIS was born in Louisanna, 77 years ago, first removing to
Woodville, Miss., and then to this county.
.===================END OF PAST=========================.


Mr.& Mrs. L. T. McDONALD have moved to Ripley from Greenfield and have rooms with Mrs. Joe WHITE.   Mr. McDONALD is a night telegraph operator at the depot.
   Marshall LAWRENCE, and deputy sheriff LUNSFORD arrested Francis
MITCHELL, colored, as he was getting off the train at the depot Sunday
night with 5 gallons of whiskey.  He was tried before Mayor FOLTS, fined $50, and bound
over to Circuit Court.
   Mr. John HENDREN spent Wednesday in Memphis with his daughter, Grace, who
underwent a very serious operation for appendicitis and other complications at the
Baptist Hospital.  She is now able to leave the hospital and removed Wednesday to
the home of her brother, Ike HENDREN, in Memphis.
   Miss Pauline CROOK, of Luckett, was brought to the Ripley Hospital
Monday, and four fingers on her left hand was amputated by Dr. Carey
SANFORD.  She had on a glove which caught in the cogs of a sorghum
mill, and drew her hand into the mill, crushing her fingers so badly that
amputation was necessary.  She is about 15 years of age and a daughter of Mrs. W. S.
CROOK.  She returned home Tuesday.
   The havoc to be wrought by a few stray dogs was exemplified at the home of
Mr. Tobe GREAR at Edith one day last week.  The family was away from home
and when they returned found 39 dead chickens and several crippled, some of
which had been on display at the Lauderdale County Fair last year and were
prized highly.


Mr. Will MIDYETT died near Central Friday night and was buried 
Saturday at Grace Cemetery.  He was 37 years old and is survived by a wife
and two children.


Mr.& Mrs. Zanie RAWLS, Ted RAWLS, all of Jackson; Mrs. Ed
DOUGLAS and daughter, Gene, of Brownsville; Mrs. J. B. WILSON, of Memphis;
Ellis BOWERS, of Glimp; Mrs. B. R. COLSON and Miss PEARCE, of
Gainesville, Fla., Mr.& Mrs. H. B. MOORER; Mrs. W. L. DURHAM; Mrs. Julian
BELTON, of Ripley, attended the funeral of Mrs. S. A. WILSON last week.
   In the death of Mrs. Susan Agnes WILSON, Henning sustained a great
loss.  Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of Mr.& Mrs. James BOWERS, born in
LaGrange, Tenn., June 17th, 1854.  She died at 1 o'clock in the morning of
October 6th, 1925.  In June, 1879, she married Capt. R. C. WILSON,
children; Mrs. L. K. HARDING and J. W. WILSON, both of Henning; a stepson;
J. B. WILSON, of Steele, Mo., and one sister: Mrs. W. L. RAWLS, of Jackson


On Tuesday, Sept 15th, the Death Angel visited the home of Mr.& Mrs. Johnnie LANGLEY, and claimed for its own, their little son, J. W., Jr., aged 2 years, 11months and 12 days.  The remains were laid to rest the following day in New Hope Cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. E. R. ROACH.   Little J. W. was a bright child and it was hard to give
him up, yet  ,we bow in submission to the all wise God, who doeth all things well.
One Who Loved Him.


signed by: Mr.& Mrs. John W. LANGLEY; Mr.&
Mrs. W. B. LANGLEY and Mr.& Mrs. R. R. VOSS.


Mr.& Mrs. Tom RAY attended the bedside of his father, who is seriously ill with creeping paralysis.


Mr. J. A. J. BYRN has been confined to his bed the past week.
   Mrs. Austin LASSITER has been quite sick with nettlerash the past week.
   Mrs. T. A. BYLER spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. John DUNCAN at
   Lieut. Motte LINDSAY is spending this week with his parents, Dr.& Mrs. M. M.
    Friends here will be interested to know that Mr.& Mrs. D. W.  ROSS, of
Whiting, Ind. are parents of a son. Mrs. ROSS, was formerly Miss Shirley
     Mr. Robert B. SUTTON, son of Mr.& Mrs. Julian SUTTON, of Curve, and
Mr. Robert H. SUTTON, son of Mr. R. J. SUTTON, of Dry Hill,enlisted in the
Army on October 12th, and were sent to the 22nd Infantry at Fort McPherson, GA.


Miss Zeller FISHER and Mr. Lee CLANDER, of this place, were married Friday.
   Mr.& Mrs. Paul GAINES, of Asbury spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Robert
   Claud GRIGGS was called to Monette, Ark., by the serious illness of
Mr. Willie GRIGGS.
   Miss Zula GRIGGS and Charlie LAWSON got married Saturday.


Mrs. S. C. METER and Mrs. J. D. GRADY were in Halls Saturday.


Woot and Glenn FRAZIER, of Mascedonia, were here Sunday.
   John MIDYETT and Mrs. Tom COX, of Ark., spent Saturday night here, guests
in the Chester FRAZIER home.


The marriage of Miss Eunice Mai WEBB, daughter of Mrs. B. F. WEBB, to Irving CUNNINGHAM, was solemnized October 3rd at Ripley, Rev. M. F. SAVAGE officiating.


A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. Marvin DUGGAN Friday night, October 9th, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred CATES.  Mrs. CATES will be remembered as Miss Addie HAYNES.


Mrs. Belle DUNAVANT  HANCOCK died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. WILLIAMS, Friday night at 6 o'clock, burial in Dunavant Cemetery.


Mr.& Mrs. Dupree NELSON moved to Ripley, one day last week.  Mr. NELSON has a position with McLeod Drug Company. 
   Mrs. Mattie ROBERSON went to Osceola, Ark., Sunday to make her home with 
her daughter, Mrs. R. F. MITCHELL.  She was accompanied by her son, W. M.
ROBERSON and her grandson, Sterling, as far as Memphis.


Mrs. Mollie POTTER, of Gosnell, Ark., spent the last week with her brother, John BROWN.
   Marvin SAVAGE and wife, of Plumpoint, spent Friday night with his mother, Mrs. Donie SAVAGE.




Mr.& Mrs. Page HENDREN are the proud parents of a little daughter.
   Miss Irene KLUTTS spent the weekend with relatives at Conner.
   Messers Charles KLUTTS & H. J. MANNESS spent the week-end in Memphis.

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   W. F. HOFFMAN and wife moved to Halls, Monday where Capt.  Hoffman is putting a
    Mrs. J. B. WILLINGHAM, aged 75 years, died Monday at the home of her son, J. B.
   A pair of bloodhounds, belonging to the late S. A. THOMPSON, were sold
this week to Sheriff SLAUGHTER, of Marianna, Ark.
   Be sure and see the magic lantern show at Woodman Hall Wednesday night, 
given by Col. T. G. HENLEY, the blind Confederate soldier.
    Mr. J. B. MANN died of pneumonia at his home at Glimp Monday at the
advanced age of 77 years.  Mr. Mann was a good citizen and an excellent gentlemen and
held in high esteem by a large circle of friends.
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An infant son of Mr.& Mrs. L. M. ROGERS died Saturday night of colitis and meningitis at the home of Mr. L. G. ROGERS, after 12 days illness.  The funeral was conducted at the home Sunday afternoon, burial in Maplewood Cemetery.


A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. Charles ANTHONY, Jr., in Henning Tuesday.
   Mrs. KENNEY, of Memphis, spent the week-end with her daughter, Mrs. Cliff
   Mrs. ELIAS, of Frostburg, Md., is visiting in the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.O.
   Mrs. T. J. LANDRETH let an axe fall from her shoulder one day last week
and cut her foot very badly.
   Mrs. P. S. SAVAGE carried her little daughter, Laura, to Memphis Tuesday, to have her
tonsils removed.  Mr. Savage spent Wednesday with them.
   Mrs. Burke BILBREY, who had been living in Detroit, Mich., for several months, has
returned to the home of her parents, Mr.& Mrs. N. C. SINCLAIR, in Henning.
   Dr.& Mrs. L. O. LEAVELL announce the arrival of another heir in their
home, born last Sunday at the Women's Hospital in Memphis.
   Dr. F. H. PEEPLES went to Covington Monday to assist in the funeral of
Edwin RALPH, 17 years, son of Rev.& Mrs. W. B. RALPH, formerly of Curve.  The young
man was killed by a truck in Martin.


Max C. WILLIAMS happened to a very painful accident in Ashport Saturday morning, breaking his collarbone and shaking him up considerably.  He fell backwards off the high porch in front of his place of business, a distance of more than 10 feet, when the porch gave way (had been whittled into) as he went to unlock the gasoline tank to serve a customer.  He was brought to his home in Ripley, and was able to be out Tuesday, though he will not be able to remove his bandages for two weeks.
   Schafer EVANS, colored, about 70 years of age, was waylaid on the public road near
Durhamville Saturday afternoon and struck on the head with an elm club, from the effects
of which he died that night.  Joe PAYNE, age 23 years, is charged with the crime, and
circumstantial evidence against him is very strong.  It is said that EVANS, who owns a farm
on the edge of Haywood County, had carried a bale of cotton to Henning and sold it, and
was returning home at the time he was murdered.  PAYNE was arrested near
the depot in Ripley, Saturday afternoon and when brought to jail dropped a pocket book
containing $90 as he stepped out of the auto.


Fire of unknown origin, beginning Sunday night at about  9 0'clock in the store of T. S. WILLIAMS & Son, general merchandise, completely destroyed that building and contents.  The Gates Drug Co. stock in the three story building adjoining, owned by R. J. MOORE, was also destroyed.  On the second floor of this building, Mr. I. F. WHITE and family were living, and all of their household, goods were destroyed, and they barely escaped with their lives. Several young men roomers also lost their personal effects.  A brick store belonging to Gates Banking & Trust Co. was damaged #1000 or more, and all the buildings across the street were damaged more or less, the plates fronts cracked.  The store of  P. S. SLOAN occupied by E. D. SULLIVAN, groceryman, was also damaged. The losses were as follows: Gates Drug Co., stocks and fixtures; $6000 to $8000; R. J. MOORE, 3 story building;$6000.; Mrs. J. B. WILLIAMS, Sr., brick building, $2000; T. S. WILLIAMS & Son, stock & fixtures, $6000; Gates Banking & Trust Co., brick damage, $1000; Gates Bank, damage $100; F. B. BRADFORD & Co., damage $500; M. W. SAVAGE, damage $200; M. A. WHITAKER, damage $75;  P. S. SLOAN, damage $50;, all of which was partially covered by insurance.


Miss Virginia Lee is visiting her sister, Mrs. A. B. GREEN, in Ripley 
   Quite a number of people attended the funeral of  Mr. Wendell S. ROOKS, in Halls
Sunday afternoon.  The Masons here affiliated with the Masons there and buried him with
Masonic honors.


Mr. F. B. THOMPSON was called to Blytheville, Ark., Saturday by the illness of
his son.
   Mrs. H. D. SCOTT and son have returned to their home in Fowlkes after
spending a week at the bedside of her mother, Mrs. Joe S. HALE, Sr., who is improving.
   Mr. Henry THOMPSON, who has been in the Blytheville hospital the past week with
typhoid fever, was brought home Monday, accompanied by his aunt, Mrs. T. E. THOMPSON
of that city.  He is getting along very well.


The news reached here Saturday of the death of Mr. Willie GEAN at Monette, Ark.  Mr. Gean was formerly a resident of this place and was a highly esteemed young man.  A host of relatives and friends here mourn his death.
   Mrs. Walter ROE, of Salem. was called here by the illness and death of her little niece, Dolly Deleane BALDERSON.
   On Thursday, Oct.15th, the Death Angel visited the home of Mr.& Mrs. R. L.
BALDERSON and claimed for its own, their darling baby, Dolly Deleane, aged 3 years and
25 days. Little Deleane had been sick for several weeks with infantile paralysis.  The remains
were laid to rest Saturday afternoon at Poplar Grove Cemetery, funeral services being
conducted by Rev. R.J. WILLIAMS.  Little Deleane was a bright and loveable
child with everyone, and it was hard to give her up. Yet we should try and think that
God doeth all things well, and that we all have to bow sooner or later in submission to
the All-wise One above who knowth and doeth all things well.


Little Frances, baby daughter of Mr.& Mrs. S. V. CARMACK, is quite sick.
   Mrs. Eddie WEBB, of Memphis, spent Sunday with her niece, Mrs. Peyton
   Mrs. G. P. THOMPSON spent this weekend in Memphis with her daughters, Miss Mattie
Kate, and Mrs. L. E. BEAVER.
   Our town was shocked and grieved Saturday night to hear of the tragic death of Edward
RALPH, son of Rev. W. B. RALPH, who was killed by a truck in Martin.  Our sympathy goes
out to his bereaved parents and brother.  Edward was such a friendly, loveable boy, and his
death seems a personal loss to the people here, for his home was with us for three years
and he was liked by all.  The remains were carried to Covington for interment.


Mrs. Blanton Hall, of Memphis, is visiting in the home of her sister. Mrs. John CHAPMAN, who has been sick the past week.


Master A. D. ELDER visited his uncle, Charley SNEED near Ripley Sunday.
   Mrs. Howard TICHENOR, who has been confined to her bed for eight weeks
is able to be up.
   Mr.& Mrs. O. B. EMERSON, of Ripley, were guests of Mr.& Mrs. John McDONALD 
   Mr.& Mrs. J. B. EMERSON, of NC, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. John


Mr. R. M. MIDYETT has returned home after two weeks visit with his daughter in Ark.
   Mr. Pleas BRIDGES and family of Edith, were Sunday guests of her parents of her
parents, Mr.& Mrs. Jule HUNT.


Mrs. J. F. RASPBERRY was called to the bedside of her daughter, Mrs. B. F. CHISHOLM, near Forked Deer Saturday.

OCTOBER 30th,1925


DEAD: H.J.HATHORN, 54, representative of S. M. Williamson Co., Oxford, Miss., Brother of  Mr. S. B. HATHORN, of Ripley, Tenn.
J. W. RYAN, 68, conductor, residence; Catholic Club, Memphis
Lloyd WAGNER, 44, proprietor of Southern Hotel, Tupelo, Miss.
N. C. DOSS, 32, real estate operator, Orlando, Fla.
Miss Ollie WEBSTER, 38, nurse; Oxford, Miss.
Jake THOMPSON, 20. Tupelo, Miss.
Burt GLADDEN, 50, lumberman, Oxford, Miss.
Jack HASKINS, 42, Kansas City.
George HUMMER, Macon, Miss.
Mrs. George HUMMER, Macon, Miss.
P. J. SANDY, 22, a brakeman, Amory, Miss.
J. BURRELL, Kansas City.
Fred HARVEY, butcher
Yongue, 12,Carrolltown, Ga.
Arthur JORDON, 10. Carrolltown, Ga.   An invisible defect in the 90-pound
steel rail exacted a toll of 19 lives and caused painful injury to about 60
others when "The Sunnyland", crack train on the Frisco railroad, west
bound, was derailed near Victorial, Miss., 33 miles from Memphis at 6:35
a.m. Tuesday.

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   Capt. John F. PORTER, of Galloway died at Open Lake Wednesday morning
at 2 o'clock.  In company with seven other gentlemen from his locality, they
arrived at the lake Monday to spend 3 weeks fishing.  He retired Tuesday
night apparently in good health.
   Mayor T. F. HALL and daughter, Miss Acolian, of Halls were in Ripley
   Mr. Mack CRUMP and Miss Sue OLDHAM attended the fair in
Brownsville Friday.
   Mr. R. L. PHEBUS and wife returned Sunday night from a bridal tour of
the west.
   Mrs. Robert JEFFRIES and little daughter, Willie, have been sick for
several days.
   Mr. J. F.DUNAVANT, of Fulton,Ky., spent several days here with his family 
this week.
   Mr. Press GLASS, of Dyersburg, spent Friday in Ripley with his uncle, Col.GLASS.
   Messrs. Omer TRITT and Eddie DOWD, of Crockett, spent the weekend in
   Miss Lillie LIGHTFOOT, of Lightfoot, visited her sister.  Mrs. R. L. FORTNER, several days this week.
   Miss Stella TRITT, formerly of this county, but is now living at Johnsons Grove, Crockett County, was married on Oct.16th, to Mr. Al BUFORD.
   Mr. H. C. WEST and family, of Maclin's Grove will leave in a few days for
Blytheville, where they will make their future home.
   Mr. Albert POSEY and Miss Olive UPCHURCH were married in Henning
Sunday night.
   The law card of Wm. G.LYNN, esq., can be found in another column.  Mr.Lynn has been located in Jackson for several years where he was rapidly winning laurels in his chosen profession, but since the recent death of his father, Hon. Wm. E. LYNN, he has decided to remove to Ripley as successor to his father, whose practice was of a wide nature.  We welcome
him to our town.
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Mrs. W. G. SPECK had two severe attacks with her heart this week.
   Mr. C. B. CRIHFIELD made a business trip to Paw Paw, Mich.
   Mrs. A. W. STEELE, of Memphis, is visiting parents, Mr.& Mrs. W. G. SPECK.
   Dr. John BRIGTON and Mr. Eugene SAVAGE, of Bolivar, were Sunday
visitors in Ripley.
   Mrs. Murrell PARROTT, of Memphis, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr.&
Mrs. W. G.SPECK.
   Mr. J. R. WILLIAMS spent last week on his farm at Mack, and while there
was slightly by a log rolling on him.
   Mrs. A. HUDDLESTON, of Memphis,  is spending this week with relatives in
Ripley.  Her son, Leon HUDDLESTON spent Sunday here.
   Mr. Pink BURKS and sister, and Mrs. W. T. BAKER, of Blytheville, were
called here last week by the death of Mrs. M. A. WOODARD.
   Mrs. N. S. TRIPP died Monday at her home on the Barr, and her remains
were laid to rest in Walnut Grove Cemetery Tuesday.  She is survived by
her husband and two sons.
   Mrs. J. A. HIGGENS fell down the stairs leading to the basement in the
J. M. Carney Store Wednesday afternoon and broke one of the bones in her
right hand.  She did not know the stairway was there.


Mrs. N. A.BRYANT and sister, Evelyn ARWOOD, visited Mrs. Clovis HALL on the Bluff Sunday.


Mr. Joe COOK was called to Whiteville Wednesday by the death of his brother, who was killed in an auto wreck near Chicago, Ill.  He was accompanied home by his brother, Lonnie COOK, of Morris, Okla., and Frank EMMETT, of Whiteville.


Mrs. Elbert CATES and little daughter, Anita, are visiting parents in Maury City.
   Mrs. M. A. WHITAKER and baby, Ann Elizabeth, and Mrs. Knox WYSE
spent Tuesday in Halls.
   Mr.& Mrs. J. W. CRIHFIELD and children, of Trenton, visited their
daughter, Mrs. G. E. CATES, the weekend.
   Mrs. F. E. WARREN and daughter, Margie, of Blytheville are visiting
parents, Mr.& Mrs. J. B. LEE, Sr.


Mrs. R. S. JACKSON spent the weekend with her daughter, Mrs. Jesse OSTEEN, in Dyersburg.
Mrs. J. P. JAMES, of Memphis, visited in the home of her brother, Andrew
MANNING last week.
   Mr. Lee RAY, who lived near here, died Thursday morning and was buried
in Prospect Cemetery Friday.
   Mrs. J. L. BOGARD spent Sunday in Memphis, going down to meet her
daughter, Ruth, who was returning from a visit to Houston, Miss.


Mr. Chester FRAZIER, of the Bluff, spent Sunday here.
   Mr. Bill JENNINGS and daughter, Maud, made a business trip to
Dyersburg, Friday.
   Mrs. Laura SMITH, of Dyersburg, spent a few days the past week with her
father, Mr. D. F. CRIHFIELD.


Mrs. J. G. YOUNGER, of Lightfoot, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. B. F. LUCKETT.
   Mr.& Mrs. C. A. ANTHONY are parents of a son, who has been christened
Charles, Jr.


Mr. Jim ASHMORE, of Ripley, attended the bedside of his sister, Mrs. Alice WOODARD last week.
   Mr.& Mrs. John NELSON and Mr.& Mrs. Clyde WOODARD, of
Lightfoot, were called here Saturday by the death of Mrs. Alice WOODARD.
   Mrs. Alice WOODARD died Thursday of last week, after three days illness 
with malaria hematuria.  The remains were laid to rest in Asbury
Cemetery.  Mrs. WOODARD was a true Christian woman.  She is survived by
eight children:  Mrs. Charlie MUELLER, of Golddust; Mrs. Charlie LAWSON,
Lucile and Rosa WOODARD; Messers. Eulis, Griggs, Tom, and  Joe
WOODARD, all of this place, also two brothers, Sam & Jim ASHMORE, both
of Ripley.


Mr.& Mrs. T. L. MEEKS have returned home from Memphis, where they attended the bedside of their nephew, Jasper SUTTON, who is quite ill with typhoid fever.

Miss Pauline ESCUE and Mr. Raymond SAVLEY, of Forked Deer, were married in Brownsville Saturday afternoon.


A. P. THURMOND to R. K. CARNELL et al, 298 acres in 8th District; $4,470.
   M. F. SAVAGE to E. S. DeBAKERY, lot in Ripley; $7000.
   Kate W. HUTCHESON to C. C. PARTEE, 3 lots in Ripley; $13,500.


Sorrow pervaded our home and community early Thursday morning, October 1st, 1925, and removed from our midst, Mr. William CLARK, son of Mr. J. W. CLARK.  He was born June
5th, 1897, and was 28 years, 3 months, and 25 days old.  His death was a shock
to everyone, he having been sick with typhoid fever only a short time, but had
been in ill health all the year with severe attacks of rheumatism.  He leaves a
host of relatives and friends to mourn his death.  He was laid to rest in Asbury
Cemetery Thursday afternoon.   He bore his intense suffering so patiently.  Everything possible was done to relieve his suffering and save his life, but God saw fit to take him.  It seems hard to take a young man just starting out in life, but it's God will, not ours.  We miss you, Willie, your
vacant place can never be filled: your smiling face can never be replaced; you can never know how much you have been missed.   A Dear Friend     Golddust, TN


FRIDAY            NOVEMBER 6th.1925

***COLLECTS EXTRA $5000***

Halls Tenn., Oct.29--Mrs.Julia ROOKS, widow of the late R. S. ROOKE, was surprised yesterday when a stranger appeared at her door with a $5000 check for her.  Mr. ROOKS left his wife $35,000 on life insurance policies and this was collected soon after his death two weeks ago. Later, it was learned that a clause in one of the policies read in case of death from blood poisoning, an extra $5000 will be given. This disease was the cause of Mr. ROOKS' death.

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Mr. J. D. CRAIG and Miss Jennie WEBB were married Wednesday night at the home of the
bride in Williams Switch neighborhood.
   Cards have been issued announcing the marriage of Mr. J. L. LANKFORD to Miss Laura CROOK, Wednesday, November 16th, 3 p.m., at the home of the bride's parents at Glimp.
   The people of Ripley deeply sympathize with Mr.& Mrs. J. F. DUNAVANT in
the death of their 6 year-old son, Lonnie, which occured Sunday after a brief illness.
   Mr. R. P. CROCKETT and Miss Lula JOHNSTON were married November 2nd at
the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Sam JOHNSTON at Henning.
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Mrs. George ADAMS, of Pine Bluff, Ark., is visiting her mother, Mrs. Emma YOUNG.
   Mrs. Claud NEEL and Mrs. W. B. MIDYETT, visited relatives in Memphis Thursday.
   Mr. Leonard LATHAM, of St. Louis, is visiting his mother. Mrs. G. H. LATHAM, near
   Mrs. Willie GOIN and little son, Woodrow, of Memphis, are visiting her parents, Mr. &
Mrs. J. E. ROSE.
   Mrs. Harris BROWN and Mr. B. M. ELAM, little son, Robert, of Jackson, spent Tuesday in
Ripley with relatives.
   Mr. G. A. LUSK has bought from Mr. John HILL, the store now occupied by Julian
BELTON, the consideration being $9000.
   Don, little son of Mr.& Mrs. Clay WILLIAMS, is improving after two weeks illness of
tonsilitis at his home near town.
   Mr. M. F. SAVAGE suffered a severe attack of colitis Saturday night and was quite sick
for several days but is now improving.
   Mrs. Mary WILLIAMSON, son, Chester and daughter, Miss Willie, who resided near
Ripley on Route #2, moved to Memphis last week.
   Mrs. A. L. PETERSON and little son, George Alfred, of Houston, Texas are visiting in the
home of her aunt, Mrs. George W. HUTCHERSON.
   In a sale last week, M.F. SAVAGE bought the building now occupied by W. R. CHEEK, for which he paid $11,060, and the building occupied by the Greenlee Co., was sold to Mrs. Nettie McCABE for $8,805.


Halls, Tenn., Oct.30.--The undertaking parlor owned by WYSE & WYSE, burned here yesterday afternoon.  Mrs. Knox WYSE, whose residence was in the building was seriously ill in an upstairs room.  When she was told of the fire, she immediately left her bed, donned a dressing gown, and ran to the garage where the family sedan and a hearse were kept.  In a few short moments, she had both cars parked a safe distance from the burning building.  Soon afterwards she was carried to a neighbor's house where she is now suffering from over-exercise and exhaustion.  Entire damage is near $10,000 with only $1000 insurance


FRIDAY     NOVEMBER 13th.1925
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   Halls is now a telegraph station, the instruments having been place in the office Monday.
   Mr.& Mrs. J. W. GRACY and little daughter, visited Mr. George HUTCHERSON and
family this week.
   On Wednesday evening, November 9th,at the home of the bride's parents two miles west
of Henning, Mr. Walter L. PARTAIN and Miss Allie BLACKWELL were united in holy
bonds of wedlock, Rev R. E. BRASFIELD officiating.
   Capt. Benjamin C. PORTER, of Double Bridges, the first male child born in West
Tennessee (according to the statement of Capt. Henry RUTHERFORD, the first land
surveyor of this state, who came here in 1785) was in town Tuesday.  The Captain was born
on the same place he now resides, in 1820, and has lived there ever since, which during that
period has been in  three counties--Stewart, Dyer, and Lauderdale.  His business in town was
to purchase a window for a sash that was placed in the house 70 years ago, which was
recently broken.  Capt. Ben was one of the most celebrated hunters of his day, and killed by
actual count over 100 bears, and one day killed four full grown panthers averaging 9 1/2
feet in length.  He was a delegate from West Tennessee to the convention in Nashville in
1840 that nominated for president William Henry HARRISON, and rode from this county
to Nashville on horseback.  Capt. Ben FLIPPEN, of Flippen and Capt. William PILLOW, of
Double Bridges, and Mrs. William WILSON, of Gates, are the only settlers who were living
now, who were living here in the twenties.
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The remains of Dr. Ed GLENN, who died Sunday at his home in Ashville, NC, arrived in Ripley Tuesday morning and were laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery. The funeral service was held at the grave by Rev. Geo. H. MARTIN, interment with Masonic honors.  Dr. GLENN was born 53 years ago in Ripley.  He was a son of Mr.& Mrs. W. R. GLENN, and resided in this city until 26 years ago.  He married Miss Minnie JOHNSTON, daughter of the late Mr.& Mrs. John Anderson JOHNSTON.  He is survived by his widow; son, Roy; daughters, Mrs. O. B. HENSON, and Miss Evelyn GLENN; his mother, Mrs. W. R. GLENN and sister, Mrs. A. J. PIPKIN.


The news of the death of Capt. John D. TARRANT at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis Tuesday night, came as a surprise to the people of Ripley and Lauderdale County, among whom he had lived the greater portion of his life of 76 years.  He was born in Ala., moving to Lauderdale at an early age.  Surviving him is his wife, Mrs. Annie Lou TARRANT; children, Mrs. R. D. CHISHOLM of Ripley; Mrs. Marie TOBIAS, Campbell and John D. TARRANT, all on El Paso, Texas.  Burial took place in Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis.

Mr.& Mrs. J. T. RAINS are proud parents of a son born November 7th.
   Miss Rebecca YOUNG, of Berkeley, California, arrived Monday night on a
visit to her aunt, Mrs. J. T. CRUTCHER.
   A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. George BARFIELD on November 9th. She
has been christened Louise Claire.

W. F. BENTLEY is seriously ill with bronchial pneumonia.
Mrs. Vernon DANIELS, of Ripley, is attending the bedside of her father.

Little Aubrey BLACK fell from a fence Monday evening and fractured his arm.

Mrs. Ben EMERSON was called to Ripley one day last week to
attend the bedside of her grandchild, little O. B. EMERSON.
   Mr. Ed JENKINS was called to Cherry last week by the serious illness and death of his
niece, Miss Irene SAPLIN.  Her remains were forwarded to Mississippi for burial.

A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. James SUMMER October 23rd. She has been christened Dorothy Louise.

Mr. Joe CLAY spent the weekend near Central with his son, Mr. Maud CLAY.

Mrs. Ada APPERSON and children, Lewis and Beulah, spent a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Clyde HARGETT, at the Bluff.

Mr. Gus YOUNG, of Central, visited Mr.& Mrs. R. C.CRIHFIELD Monday.
   Mr.& Mrs. Gus YOUNG and daughters, Lady and Stella, of Central, spent the weekend
with parents here.

Mr. Cecil MAXWELL is on the sick list.
   Little Farris ESCUE has whooping cough.
   The Death Angel visited the home of Mr.& Mrs. Press GARRETT Wednesday
night of last week and claimed their little baby, Mary Ellen, age 10 months.  She was
a bright and beautiful child.  She died of whooping cough and pneumonia.

Mrs. Florence WILLIAMS was called to Mississippi Monday to attend the bedside of her father, Mr. H. J. NELMS.
   Mr.& Mrs. C. L. GAINES, of Asbury, spent one day last week with their daughter, Mrs. Henry BURNS.
   Mrs. Tobe MINNER and son, Rudy, spent the weekend at Arp, guests of her
daughter, Mrs. George RICHARDSON.
   Little Rena BURNS spent the latter part of the week with her
grandparents, Mr.& Mrs. Charlie GAINES at Asbury.

Mr.& Mrs. M. H. RUSSELL are parents of a son, born last week.

A son was born to Mr.& Mrs.  Neal FOWLER on November 3rd.
   A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. Jack YERBY on November 8th.
   Mr. Henry YOUNG has been confined to his bed the past two weeks with
   Mr. Robert KLUTTS went to Memphis Wednesday to participate in
Armistice Day celebration.
   Judge George W. YOUNG has been confined to his home several
days, nursing a fractured knee, caused by a fall on the north steps of the courtyard.
   Mr. A. L. PETERSON, of Houston, Texas, joined his wife and little son here
yesterday on a visit in the home of Mr. George W. HUTCHERSON.  Mrs. PETERSON was formerly Miss Alfreda JENKINS.
   Mr. J. W. CLARK died Monday of typhoid fever at his home at Golddust, and was buried
at Asbury the following day. He is survived by his wife and several children. One son died
of the same disease about a month ago.
   Mr. J. K. P. BOYDSTUN died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hart
STEWART, in Blytheville, Ark., and his remains were carried to Memphis
Saturday for interment.  He will be remembered by the older citizens of Ripley and
Lauderdale County, where he resided  until about 35 years ago when he moved from
here to Ark., thence to Memphis.  Since the death of his wife in Memphis about two
years ago, he had been living with his children at different places.  He was 80 years of
age and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.

NOVEMBER 20th,1925
Mr.& Mrs. J. S. RICHERSON are parents of a daughter born November 7th.
   Mrs. J. W. POE and son, of Henning, spent one day last week in the home of
her sister, Mrs. W. W. HOPKINS.
   Mrs. J. T. BENTHAL, from near Asbury, spent one night last week in the
home of her son, Albert JOHNSON.
   Mrs. Albert JOHNSON and children spent Thursday afternoon in the home
of her sister, Mrs. Bill LITTLE, near Salem.

Mr. D. A. KIMBLE's touring car burned Wednesday morning about 2 o'clock.  Origin of the fire unknown.  It was driven into his yard about 11:30.  Loss was covered by insurance.
   Mr. Broadus KLUTTS moved last week to the home he purchased from
Mr. C. C. PARTEE, Mr. PARTEE moving to his home on Henning Street which he
purchased from Mrs. Kate HUTCHESON.
   The residence of Lee GARRISON, colored, on College Street, burned about
1:30 Wednesday morning.  When the fire alarm was turned in the flames were too
far advanced to save the building.

Jim BROWN and Miss Annie Laura MURLEY.

Miss Noah DENNIE was confined to her bed last week.
   Mr.& Mrs. S. L. THUM, of Henning, visited her father, Mr. C. C. ADAMS one day
   Mr.& Mrs. Cap THOMPSON, of Dunhamville, visited parents, Mr.&
Mrs. J. T. BIBB, recently.
   Mrs. R. C. BIBB and daughters, Maggie Lou & Beryl, and son, Stephen, of
Memphis, attended the funeral of Miss Maggie MAYNARD.

After several months of patient suffering, on November 12th, as the day
was dying, the beautiful soul of Miss Maggie MAYNARD returned to the
bosom of its Maker.  With the going out of this life, many hearts were filled with
sorrow and pain.  The blue of the sky was in her eyes, gleams of sunlight in her hair, and
always a smile for everyone.  The last few weeks of her suffering was intense, but she bore it
all with the fortitude of an angel.  She professed faith in Christ when quite young and
united with the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, where she remained a member until death.  She
is survived by her mother, Mrs. M. J. MAYNARD; one sister, Annie MAYNARD; and one
brother, Gran MAYNARD.

Mrs. Willie E. BOONE and son, of Bardwell, Ky., spent Thursday with
parents, Mr.& Mrs. N. L. ROBERTSON.
   Mr.& Mrs.  E. J. SHANNON have as their guests, the former's
sister, Mrs. John ELDER and children, of Marshall, Texas.
   P. S. SLOAN and daughter, Miss Bird, spent several days last week in
Paducah, Ky., where Mr. SLOAN underwent a slight operation, having a piece of steel cut from his arm.

Mr.& Mrs. Tom COX are visiting the latter's parents, Mr.& Mrs. Marion
MIDYETT at Mascedonia.
   Tom ESRA, of Dry Hill, spent Saturday night here, guest of Parker COX.

Mr. E. E. DRUMWRIGHT, my dear grandpa, died November 11th, 1925.  He was 61 years old.  We know he has gone to rest.
His Grandaughter, Agnes DRUMWRIGHT.

A. T. BATTS happened to a very painful, though not serious accident
Friday when a steel maul with which his men were working, burst and a
sliver entered his left arm below the elbow.  The arm had to be ex-rayed before the steel
could located and removed.

Miss Alice FENNELL spent the weekend in Ripley with her cousin, Mrs. Dupree NELSON.

The remains of a little RICHARDSON child, of Halespoint, was buried in
Pleasant Grove Cemetery Monday.

Mr. Erb BRIDGES is quite ill with pneumonia.

Miss Ella JOHNSTON, of Ashville, N.C., attended the funeral of Dr. Ed GLENN in Ripley last week.
   A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. Tom STONE November 14th.  She has been
christened Maggie B. STONE.
   Mrs. W. F. WARDLAW was called to Caruthersville, Mo., Wednesday by the
illness of her daughter, Mrs. G. F. CALLAHAN.
   J. E. PIERSON attended the funeral of Capt. John D. TARRANT in Memphis
Friday.  He was one of the honorary pallbearers.
   Mr. Tom HARGETT's home near Central was destroyed by fire Wednesday
about 5 a.m. It was known as the Wood BOYDSTUN home.
   Mr. J. M. MANESS returned Friday from Nut Bush. He is getting along as
well as could be expected, though not free from attacks with his heart.
   Mr. Walter YOUNGER is confined to his home in Ripley, as a result of a
fall from a ladder at Mengel's Camp in the Mississippi bottom last week.
   R. H. CHISHOLM and family returned Friday night from Memphis, where they
were called by the death of Capt. John D. TARRANT.
   The many friends of Mr. T. T. BRIDGEWATER will be glad to learn that he
is able to be out again after five months confinement at home by his illness.


John RAYDER, age 61, formerly of McGehee, was found dead at 
his home in Watson, Ark., Sunday afternoon by his brother, W. R. RAYDER, of
this city.  Mr.RAYDER had lived here several years being connected with the
W. H. Paul Wholesale Co., but lately had been living alone in Watson.  W. R. RADYER went
to his brother's home Sunday morning, but upon receiving no answer to his
calls, decided his brother was not at home, but returned to his house that afternoon, after
spending the day with Mr.& Mrs. Ben RAYDER, and finding the door slightly opened, entered
the room, finding his brother lying face down on the floor with a hammer in his
hand.  Dr. R. E. APPLEWHITE was summoned to the scene and pronounced heart
failure as the cause of his death, and stated that he died the night before.  Deceased
is survived by three brothers, W. R. RAYDAR, of McGehee; Ben RAYDER, of Watson; Will
RAYDER, of Blytheville; two sisters, Mrs. ROY, of Henning, Tenn., and Mrs. PIERCY, of
Ripley, Tenn.  He was buried in Watson on Monday. (McGehee Newspaper)


Mrs. Will MIDYETT spent Saturday in Ripley.
   Mr. Clyde ARWOOD's child is suffering from the effects of a pin she
swallowed last year.
   Mr.& Mrs. Clyde HARGETT, of the Bluff, spent Saturday with her
mother, Mrs. APPERSON.


At an early hour Friday morning, October 9th, 1925, God called Lila
DeBlanche GIVEN from her suffering, and her soul sought eternal rest in
that home not prepared by a human hand.  She was born at Cherry, January 28th, 1902, and in
her early teens, she consecrated her life to God, united with the Baptist Church and
held membership at White's Chapel near Henning.  An aged father; five brothers; one sister
and numerous friends, humbly bow their heads in submission and say, " Father, thy will be
done, not ours."


Our hearts are heavily laden with sorrow, but we wish to
take this method of contributing our heartfelt appreciation to our
friends who proved so staunch and loyal to us during the long illness and deaths of our
daughters, wife, mother, and sister, Mrs. Sue GIVEN SMITH and Lila DeBlanche
GIVEN.  We feel especially grateful to Mrs. Dave THUM, who ministered so
closely to these dear girls from the time they were first made ill until God called
them home.  May God's richest blessings be bountifully showered upon each and everyone
of you is our prayer.
J. G. GIVEN and Children--Frank SMITH and Children.

NOVEMBER 27th,1925


Mrs. C. D. FLOWERS spent last week with her sister, Mrs. E. R. OLDHAM, near Orysa.
   Miss Margaret ROY spent last week in Memphis with her sister, Mrs. Marshall BOWERS.
   Fire destroyed the home of Mr. G. M. HAMBY last Friday night.  Practically all the
household effects were saved.  Both house and furniture was partially insured.


The marriage of Miss Lucy SPILLER and Mr. J. Mack MANESS, Jr., occurred at the
residence of Dr. L. O. LEAVELL on Saturday evening.  The bride is the daughter of Mr.&
Mrs. Amos SPILLER, of Nut Bush.  Mr.MANNESS is the son of Mr. Mack MANESS, of this city, and is a WW vet.  Mr. &  Mrs. MANNESS spent Sunday in Memphis, returning to Ripley Monday and are residing in their residence on Conner Street.
   Miss Doris Marie SAMUEL and Mr. John MURCHISON were quietly married at
the home of Dr. L. O. LEAVELL on Saturday evening at 8:30 o'clock,  Dr. LEAVELL
officiating.  The only attendants were Mr.& Mrs. Robert KIRKESS.  Mrs. MURCHISON is
the daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Will SAMUEL.  Mr. MURCHISON is the son of Mr.&
Mrs. J. R. MURCHISON, of Halls, and is connected with the American Express
Co.  Mr.& Mrs. MURCHISON left immediately after the ceremony for a short trip, and
upon their return will be at home to their friends in Ripley.


James M. MANESS & Miss Lucy SPILLER;  Perry SMITH & Emma CAMPBELL;  Lonnie SANDERS & Miss Natie HASKINS;  Earl SCALLIONS & Miss Cordice ELLIS;  Charlie NIXON & Lillie GREEN;  John MACLIN & Ella EDWARDS;  Leon COOPER & Miss Earl BUILDERBACK; Lewis HARPER & Bertha HALL.


Mrs. Maude CLAY, of Coal Creek, spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Bettie BROWN.
   Mrs. G. C. WEBB is still suffering with tonsilitis.
   Mr.& Mrs. T. D. CHAPMAN and son have moved to Memphis.


Miss Bessie BEARD, of Nankipoo, spent the weekend here with her sister, Mrs. Walter BYLER.


Mr. Herman RHODES, of Lightfoot, spent Saturday night here.


Mr. Austin SMITH and family visited his father, Mr. J. M. SMITH, at Curve Sunday.
   Mr.& Mrs. Will DRUMWRIGHT spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. C. C. HUTCHERSON.
   Mr. E. R. UNDERWOOD and family motored to Golddust Sunday to see Mr.&


Mrs. V. B.GLIMP, who has been very sick for quite a while, is reported
no better.
   Mrs. W. L. BRIGGS and children, of Ripley, spent the weekend with her
sister, Mrs. W. M. OWEN.
   Mr. Charlie LLOYD, of Ripley vicinity, is spending a few days with his
daughter, Mrs. A. I. GLIMP.
   Miss Ethealine HAYNES, of Jonesboro, Ark., spent the weekend with her
cousin, Miss Leanna GLIMP.
   Mr. Dick McCAMMON died at the home of Mr. Elmer CONRAD Sunday
morning.  He had been sick only a few days.  Mr.McCAMMON has a host of friends and
relatives who mourn his death.  His remains were laid to rest at Poplar Grove Cemetery
Monday. He was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church.


Mr.& Mrs. Mack MANESS, Jr., of Ripley, were guests of Mr.& Mrs. Wiley
ELDER Sunday and Sunday night.
   Mr.& Mrs. Robert HILL and baby attended the funeral of the infant
child of Mr.& Mrs. Bob HENDREN at Cross Roads Sunday.


Mr. Edmond CRAIG spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Tom POLLARD.
   Mr. Chester WEBB spent Saturday night in Lightfoot with Mr. E. G. LOCKARD.
   Mr.& Mrs. Clarence CRAIG, of Edith, spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Lula CRAIG.
   Mr. Rufus GRIGGS spent the weekend with parents, the Willie GRIGGS' at Lightfoot.
   Mr. Joe PITTS' car burned Saturday night near the Bluff.  He was on his way to
   Mr.& Mrs. G. W. JONES were called to Lightfoot Saturday night by the latter's
brother, Elbert LOCKARD.
   Mr. Robert HIGHTOWER died November 22nd and was laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery the following day.  He was 54 years of age.


Little Frances LUTON, of Ripley, spent Sunday with grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. H. C. LUTON.
   Mrs. Emma KLUTTS and daughter, of Ripley, were Sunday guests of Mr.&
Mrs. Jasper HENDERSON.


Mr. Milton MIDYETT, of Nankipoo, will make his home with his niece, Mrs. Will KELLICK


Mr. Willie BROWN, of Dyersburg, is visiting his aunt, Mrs. Wheeler CLAY.


Mrs. F. E. BECTON spent Monday at Lightfoot with her daughter, Mrs. Roy


Mr. Will VOWELL, of Monete, Ark., has moved his family here.


Mr.& Mrs. Robert DEW were called to Beech Bluff Sunday to attend
the bedside of Mr. Mose SANFORD, who is seriously ill with pneumonia.
   Sam DAVIS, of Brownsville, spent Sunday here with his sister, Mrs. W. F. DODD.
   Mrs. Minnie WIGGINS, of Halls, is spending this week here with her
sister, Mrs. Robert DEW.
   Mr.& Mrs. Lee JOHNSON spent Sunday near Gates with their brother, Marvin
   Miss Willie VOSS spent the weekend near Forked Deer with grandparents, Mr.&
   Mr.& Mrs. A. E. BRANTLEY spent one day the past week near Coal Creek
with his brother, Gus BRANTLEY.


Mrs. Onie GOOCH and daughter, Juanita, of Miston, visited parents here Sunday.


Mr.& Mrs. Bob HENDREN lost their baby, age three months, Saturday
night, death caused by bronchial pneumonia.  Interment was in Cross Roads
Cemetery Sunday afternoon.


A son was born to Mr.& Mrs. Eugene ANTHONY on November 20th.
   Mr.& Mrs. H. H. WOMBLE, of Memphis, spent the week-end with the latter's
mother, Mrs. J. H. WALKER.
   Mrs. W. F. BOYD and daughter, Charlotte, of Memphis, are guests of her
sister, Mrs. H. D. MOHON.
   Robert KLUTTS and Gerald COOPER attended grand opera in Memphis
Thursday night of last week.
   Sid EVANS, who has been ill the past two weeks with bronchial pneumonia, has been
improving for several days.
   Miss Margery BARBEE spent Thanksgiving in Nashville and will remain over the
weekend with her sister Miss Dorothy BARBEE.
   Mrs. John R. TUCKER and children are spending Thanksgiving with her
parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. M. PALMER in Memphis.
   Mrs. G. H. RICE and son, Mr. Gerald NAGLE, of Memphis, spent Sunday in
Ripley.  They were accompanied home by her father, R. T. COLEMAN.
   J. E. PIERSON, R. H. CHISHOLM, V. P. MORIARTY and B. C. DURHAM spent Tuesday in Memphis, going down to probate the will of John D. TARRANT.


Miss Pauline LEE visited her sister, Mrs. A. B. GREEN, in Ripley, Sunday.


Mr. Charles KLUTTS spent Sunday at Golddust.
   Miss Beulah WILLIAMS, of Perciful spent last week with Miss Janie
   Miss Irene KLUTTS spent the weekend with Mrs. W. M. POWELL in Ripley.
   Mrs. J. W. JACKSON has moved to Ripley and is now keeping house for her
two sons, Jake and John KLUTTS.  They have rooms with Mr. Harbert COFFMAN.


Dan KLUTTS and Sam TURNER spent the week-end with Phillip MILLER.
   Ernest MUELLER spent Saturday night with his father, Mr. Herman MUELLER
in Ripley.

DECEMBER 4th.1925


Mrs. Senora DRAKE SPECK, wife of W. G. SPECK, died at her home in
Ripley Thursday night of last week after an illness of several months of heart
trouble.  Deceased was born in Johnson's Grove, September 20, 1859, and was
married September 12, 1877.  For 12 years she resided at Bells with her
husband.  Thirty years ago, they moved to Ripley.  She was the mother of six children, three of
whom survive; Mrs. Agnes SCOTT, of this city; Mrs. A. W. STEELE and Mrs. Murrell
PARROTT, both of Memphis.  She is also survived by her husband and three
brothers, K. P DRAKE, of Memphis;  Mack DRAKE, of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and Jim DRAKE, of
Buffalo, NY.  Mrs. SPECK was a woman of rare Christian virtues, gentle and kind, loving
and loveable.  She was a member of the Methodist Church, and in her death she
has but transferred her membership from the church militant to the church
triumphant.  A large crowd was present at the funeral, conducted by her pastor, Dr. Fred H.
PEEPLES.  The remains were laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery.  Mr.& Mrs. STEELE, Mr.& Mrs. PARROTT and Mr. K. P. DRAKE, of Memphis were at her bedside when the end


Mrs. H. W. KELLAR suffered a slight stroke of paralysis Monday at the home of Mr. D. J. CURRIE  near town.
   An attempt by an unknown party to enter the store of J. V. ALSTON Sunday about 2
a.m. was prevented by Mr. ALSTON, who sleeps in the rear of his store.  The
prowler fled, Mr. ALSTON gave chase and firing three times, but failed to halt the
would be robber, or arouse the night watchman who was supposed to be on duty.


Mr. Ben WILLIAMS jumped off a coal car at the depot
Wednesday morning, breaking his already injured limb just below the
knee.  He is the proprietor of Ben Williams Coal Company.
   Mr. J. T. LANGLEY died Tuesday at his home near Grace Church and his
remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at this place Wednesday morning.  The funeral
services were conducted by Rev. J. M. KENDALL and Rev. W. F. KELLY.  Deceased was 67 years old and is survived by his wife and two sons.


Mr. N. J. HARWARD spent Sunday with his brother, C. F. HARWARD in
   Mrs. C. N. METER and sons, Clarence and Joe, of Memphis spent Tuesday here
with Mrs. S. V. CARMACK.


Mr.& Mrs. Tom COX spent Sunday night with her sister, Mr. & 
Mrs. Will KELLICK at Knob Creek.
   Mrs. R. L. PICKINS and son, Alford, spent Friday with her sister, Mrs. O. B. HUTCHERSON, near Nankipoo.


J. H., Robert Lynn, and John Marshell CROOK, of Dyersburg, spent
the past week with their father, Mr. J. H. CROOK.


A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. Wesley LEGGETT on November 29th.


Many friends here sympathize with Mr.& Mrs. W. T. NEELY, of
Amarillo, Texas in the death of their infant daughter, Lucile.   Mrs. NEELY
will be remembered as Miss Lucile MOORE, daughter of Mr.& Mrs. R. J. MOORE.
   Miss Mabel SMITH spent several days in Memphis, where she was married
Sunday afternoon to Mr. J. E. PERRY, of Halls.  The wedding was solemnized at the
Peabody Hotel in the presence of a few friends, Rev. HALL officiating.  Mrs. SMITH is a
teacher in the Grammer school.  Mr. PERRY is bookkeeper for the Peoples Savings Bank &
Trust Co., at Halls.


Mrs. G. J. JOHNSON and Mrs. Mack DUVALL visited in Memphis the week-end.
   Mrs. O. R. EWING, of Memphis, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Sanford DRAKE.
   A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. W. M. UTLEY on Thanksgiving morning.
   Mrs. Wm. BALLARD and sister, Miss Dorothy WHITE, spent the weekend in
   Matt CAMPBELL, of Memphis, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Lillian WHITE.
   Mrs. Rip BLAKELY and Miss Mary Sue MORRIS, of Memphis, spent Sunday with
parents, Mr.& Mrs. J. G. MORRIS.
   Mrs. Max WILLIAMS, returned Monday night from two weeks visit with
parents, Mr.& Mrs. H. D. GLASS, in Biloxi, Miss.
   George Samson BOWLING, son of Mrs. Maggie BOWLING, has been seriously
ill with pneumonia at his home in Memphis the past week.
   Miss Dorothy Pearce, of Toone, who had been a guest of Mrs. C. D. MACLIN
for several weeks, was called home Sunday by the illness of her father.
   Rachel, little daughter of Mr.& Mrs. H. O. ROGERS, narrowly escaped
serious injury Monday when she was knocked down by an auto near her home.


The spirit of my dearest beloved father took its flight to his heavenly home on November 11th,1925,and oh how we miss him.  He professed faith and was a believer in our Lord, Jesus Christ, since a young man.  He lived a Christian life, was a loving husband, a kind father and always wore a smile for those outside his own family.  He had been a sufferer for many years, but bore his suffering patiently.  He was taken ill with pleurisy and developed into double pneumonia, and this was the immediate cause of his death.  He was married January 8th, 1890, to Miss Mary Elizabeth LAWSON, and to this union five children were born.  Two of them preceded him in death.  He is survived by his wife; daughters, Mrs. C. A. BICKERS and
Mrs. J. T. CHIPMAN; son, Lee DRUMWRIGHT; sister, Mrs. Lucy HAWKINS.  Interment in Holmes Cemetery.


My school is in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.  It is located at Island Home Park.  It is not on an island.  It is south of the Tennessee River.  I do not know how the name "Island Home" originated.  We moved there one year ago.  The old school was sold.  The old school was also beautiful, and we were very sorry to leave it.  The junior high school took possession of it, as their school had burned.
  God is kind to us.  He gave us another beautiful place.  People should see our school in
October. There are red, yellow, and brown leaves on the big trees.  Unfortunately no artist has
ever painted a picture of this place.  Plenty of colors for him.
  I wish you. mother, and my friends could see the place.  God is kind and good.  Mother is
wise. She has put me in the right school.  A Trolley car runs to the corner of our school
grounds.  We enter between two great stone posts into what is almost a woods.  There are
57 varieties of trees.  We walk up the hill, the first sight is the superintendent's residence.  It
is painted white; so it is called the White House.  Then we are in view of the main building
and the cottages for big and little girls.  The other cottage is for little boys.  There is no
cottage for big "men".  It will be built soon.  There is a chapel and the schoolrooms.  The
laundry and some of the officers residences are behind the main building.  The big barn is
away out back behind the girls cottages.
  We have about 20 cows.  Some of the boys milk them.  There is a pasture for them.  It is
also a beautiful spot.  It is so pretty to see the green grass with the cows grazing there.  We
have a gardner.  He keeps the flowers, grass and trees beautiful.  There is a bird house, but it
is not very near the school.  It is not ours.  It is owned by some men in town.  We have one
peacock.  It is beautiful.  It seems proud of the place it lives in.
  I thank God every day for the school, and mother for sending me here.
             William B. DUVALL.    To; Mrs. G. T. DUVALL, Ripley, Tenn. Rt.#4
(for the ones who haven't followed this young man's letters thru the ears, the school is a
school for the deaf, and his story is a lesson in accepting and appreciation.)


Those on the sick list are; Mrs. M. M. SHOEMAKE, Jim SCOTT, and
little Willis BROOKS.
   Mr.& Mrs. Tabe BROWN, of Lightfoot, spent the weekend with parents, Mr.&
Mrs. John BROWN.
   Mrs. Fannie SCHAFER and daughter, Miss Maggie, of Blytheville, and have
rooms with Mrs. M. M. SHOEMAKE.


Mr.& Mrs. Pleas MOORE spent Sunday with his father, Z. M. MOORE.
   Richard THORNLEY, of near Ripley, spent Thanksgiving with his
cousin, Harry W. WHITE.
   Mr.& Mrs. John JACKSON and family spent Sunday near Dry Hill in the
home of his brother, Isaac JACKSON.
   Mr.& Mrs. Emmett BRANTLEY and family spent Sunday at Coal Creek with
his brother, Gus BRANTLEY.
   Mr. France LEGGETT, of Cross Roads, was in the home of his son, Herman
LEGGETT, one day last week.
   Mr.& Mrs. J. M. DODD, from near Gates, have moved to this place and are
now living with his father, Mr. B.F. DODD.


A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. J. P. BRADLEY on November 19th.
   Mrs. Edwin MEADOWS and children spent a few days the past week with
her mother, Mrs. Dan JOHNSON, at Ripley.


Mr.& Mrs. Gus YOUNG spent Sunday with her father, Mr. CRIHFIELD, at Edith.
   Mr. Tom LANGLEY is very ill with pneumonia and is being attended by
two trained nurses.


Mr.& Mrs. Fred CLARK are parents of a daughter.
   Burrell GLIMP, of Bells, is visiting his mother, Mrs. V. B. GLIMP.
   Mr.& Mrs. H. B. McGARRITY and daughter, Sarah Mai and Miss Katie REUTER
spent Sunday in the William NELSON home at Golddust.


Mr.& Mrs. Charles KLUTTS and children spent Sunday with
Mr.& Mrs. R. C. CRINER at Open Lake.

DECEMBER 11th,1925


The Cotton Club reports the highest yield of seed
cotton was made by Waymon JENKINS, of the Glimp community, 2611 pounds
seed cotton, 873 lint.  Others making outstanding high yields are: Riley WEBB,
R. H. PENNINGTON and H. B. CHAMBERS, of Edith; Ray MEADOWS and Bryan
THOMPSON, of Arp; John MILTON and Ferguson HARMON, of Price; Enloe
POTTER, of Whitefield; Delaine JENKINS, of Glimp; and Hollis STANLEY, of
Dry Hill, who won the trip to the International Livestock Show of Chicago, on the
highest club score.  His yield was 2100 pounds seed cotton.


The residence of Mr. A. J. BARBEE was discovered on fire last Sunday about noon.  The fire was confined to the roof, but the damage by water was considerable.


On Monday, December 28th, at my home in Edith, I will
sell all household and kitchen furniture, farming tools, hay, corn, mower, and
rake, wagon, buggy, Ford car and some cattle.  Cash for all sums under
$10.00; over that amount, good note with interest until November 15th, 1926.   F. SANDERS.


John TUCKER, who was confined to his home by illness several days this week, left Wednesday for Memphis for examination and treatment at the Methodist Hospital.  He was accompanied by his wife and his brother,  Aubrey TUCKER.


Mr. A.R. CLEAVES is confined to his home by illness.
   Mrs. Vernon DANIELS has been quite sick the past week with tonsilitis.
   Mr. Lynn TAYLOR, of Nicholas, Ky., is visiting his sister, Mrs. Broadus
   Dr. J. A. CRUTCHER, of Henning, was in Ripley Wednesday.  He had just
recovered from an illness of nine weeks, and his many friends are glad to see him out
   Mabel,5-year-old daughter of Mr. Ed WOOD, died Tuesday at her home at
   Sid EVANS, who has been sick with pneumonia the past month, continues
to improve.
   Mr.& Mrs. H. V. MURRILL, of Memphis, spent the weekend with her
parents, Mr.& Mrs. J. A. CLORE.
   Mr. Burl GLIMP, the well-known barber, has returned from Bells, and is
again an employee in my shop.--Joe WHITE.
   Mrs. Thompson KIRKPATRICK and children, of Owensburg, Ky., are visiting
her parents, Mr.& Mrs. C. R. BARBEE.
   Mrs. Calvin SNYDER and children, Calvin, Jr., and Sterling, of Warren, Ohio, are visiting
her parents at the Fortner Hotel.
   Judge George W. YOUNG has improved sufficiently to have the cast
removed this week from his injured limb, caused by a fall.
   Mrs. T. E. MILLER, of Edith ,is attending the bedside of her mother, Mrs. M. A. TURNER, who has been ill with the flu for several days.
   Mr.& Mrs. R. L. FORTNER and Mrs. Calvin SYNDER and children visited Mr.&
Mrs. R. E. HOOD Sunday afternoon in Brownsville.
   Miss Lucy WHITE, of Marianna, Ark., visited parents, Mr.& Mrs. Jack
WHITE, the past week.  She left Monday for Greenwood, Miss., to accept a position.


Mr.& Mrs. J. B. MILAM and sons, Edwin and Amos, spent Sunday with
Mr.& Mrs. Walter PEWITT in Ripley.
   Mr.& Mrs. John JACKSON and children spent Saturday at Friendship with
parents, Mr.& Mrs. Tom CLEEK.
   Mrs. Margaret ROBERSON, of Gates, spent a few days this week with her
sister, Mrs. B. F. DODD, who is quite ill with leakage of the brain.
   Mr.& Mrs. Robert DEW returned home Thursday night from Beech
Bluff, where they attended the bedside and funeral of their nephew, little Horace Ralph
   On Monday morning, November 30th, the Death Angel visited the home of
Mr.& Mrs. Horace MOORE and claimed little Horace Ralph MOORE, a sweet and
beautiful child, age 4 years.  He is survived by his brokenhearted parents; one
brother; one sister and a host of relatives.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at 11 0'clock at the home by Rev. J. K. PAFFORD, of Gates, who delivered a sweet message, after which the remains were laid to rest in the THURMOND Cemetery beneath a mound of
beautiful flowers.


Mr. Elbert LOCKARD, who underwent an operation for appendicitis at the hospital in Ripley, is reported doing nicely.
   Mr.& Mrs. G. W. METER, Mrs. MATTHEWS, Mr. J. M. CHISM, Mr. E. S. METER and
daughter, Wordner, visited relatives near Halls Sunday.


Mr.& Mrs. Joe BLANKENSHIP are moving this week to his mother's, Mrs.George WEBB, at Bexar.
   Mr.& Mrs. Dee CHIPMAN, of Senath, Mo., is visiting his grandfather, Mr. T. J. CHIPMAN.
   Mrs. Herman UNDERWOOD is attending the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Laura
PATRICK, in Friendship.
   Miss Winnie Mai ANDREWS, of Central, spent Sunday afternoon with Misses
Louise & Annie Lou HUTCHERSON.


Dr.& Mrs. R. B. WILSON and daughter. Ferina, are visiting relatives in Memphis.
   William ROBISON and sister, Mary Frances, left Saturday to make their
home in Memphis.


Mr.& Mrs. Jack SCALLIONS are parents of a daughter born December 4th.
   Mr. Will ELLIS, of Curve, was a guest of his brother, Mr. J. S. ELLIS.


Mrs. Lucious WILKES and daughter, Louise, were in Halls Friday.
   Mr.& Mrs. J. H. TOOMBS and Mrs. S. C. METER were in Halls Saturday.
   Paul SANDERS and Miss Lillie Mai BELTON surprised their many friends
Saturday by getting married.
   G. W. METER and family, E. S. METER and two children, Marley CHISM, of
Lightfoot and A. B. MURPHY of Nankipoo, spent Sunday in the J. D. GRADY home.


Mr. Jim KELTNER, of Edith, is doing some carpenter work for Mr. J. C. SANFORD.
   Mr. Dee WEBB, of Halespoint, spent Saturday with his brother, S. J.WEBB.
   Mrs. Florence CRIHFIELD, of Edith, spent one day last week with Mrs. C. N. ARMOUR.


Mrs. W. T. LEGGETT is visiting her son, Braden LEGGETT.
   Mr.& Mrs. Horace DANIELS and son, of Jackson, spent Sunday in the home
of his father, John DANIELS.
   Mrs. Stella HAYS and son, of Curve, spent Sunday in the home of her
sister, Mrs. Bob DAVIS.
   Mr.& Mrs. W. J. WILSON spent one night last week in Brownsville, guests
of their daughter, Mrs. G. T.SCOTT.


Mrs. A. T. BATTS is visiting her sister, Mrs. C. E. HUTCHENS, in
Fulton, Ky.
   Mrs. T. J. SMITH, of Fulton, Ky., spent Tuesday with her aunt, Mrs. Willie
   R. W. NEWMAN has been confined to his bed for several days with
   Albert WILEY, of Covington, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Andrew
   The many friends of Miss Etta CARMACK, who is confined to her room
most of the time, are having a radio installed for her this week, intending it as a
Christmas gift, which will cheer many lonely hours for her.


Rev. L. R. WADSWORTH, of Milan, spent Tuesday night with his brother, J. H. WADSWORTH.
   Mrs. C. C. COOK and baby, of Ripley, visited parents, Mr.& Mrs. John GOAD, a
few days this week.


Miss Cornelia MOORER, of Normal, spent the weekend with parents, Dr.& Mrs. H. B. MOORER.
   J. C. DUDLEY, of Memphis, is visiting in the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. B. LANKFORD.
   Mrs. R. A. HALLIBURTON  was called to Memphis Friday by the illness of
her daughter, Mrs.Bates PORTER.


In the matter of Ed WALKER, bankrupt, in Bankruptcy No.6668.Notice is hereby given that on the 7th day of December, 1925, the said Ed WALKER was duly adjudicated bankrupt, and that  the first meeting of his creditors will be held at Memphis, in U. S. Custom House, Room 33, on the 22nd day of Dec., 1925.


J. T. LANGLEY was born September 2nd, 1868,and died December 1st, 1925, age 57 years.  He was married to Miss Nina WEBB on February 1st, 1905.  To this union six children were born, five boys and one girl, four of whom survive with his wife and mother.  Also his father, four brothers and a host of friends.  His body was laid to rest in Grace Cemetery the following day in the presence of a large gathering and his grave was covered with  beautiful flowers. Rev. J. M. KENDALL,  his pastor and Rev. J. A. KELLY, of the Dyersburg Circuit, conducted the funeral.  Mr. LANGLEY was a good man, and attended to his own business.  He joined the New Hope Church in 1908 and held his membership there till death.  May the good Lord, who doeth all things well, bless his family.   A Friend.


Mrs. Horace APPLEBY, of Munford, spent the weekend with her brothers, J. A. & W. M. OWEN.


W. E. CREWS, of Nankipoo, spent Sunday with his son, G. A. CREWS.
   Spurgeon JENNINGS, of Mascedonia, spent Thursday night with his cousin, Miss Hilda


Death has entered my home and taken from me my darling husband; Oh Willie, how hard it was to give you up, but the Lord knows best.  That is something that we all have to do sooner or later.  I want to be prepared to meet in that home beyond.  He was a good, faithful husband and father, and was loved by everyone who knew him.  Oh Willie, how I wish I could see your face once more.  It seems like I can't stand it sometimes, but that is a burden we all have to go
through with.  I did everything I could for you, but it was time for you to go so the Lord
called you home.  Willie was born  July 8th, 1888, died October 9th, 1925, age 37 years,
3 months, and 1 day.  He leaves father, mother, five sisters, one brother, his wife and two
children.   His Wife.

DECEMBER 18th,1925


Mrs. Lee SCOTT, Mrs. W. H. JACKSON, Mrs. Sue PARTEE
and Mrs. Bloss SCOTT narrowly escaped a serious auto accident last Sunday
afternoon.  Mrs. Lee SCOTT was driving the car and was turning into the
highway at the cemetery near Covington enroute home when a car driven by Mr. Guy
HARWOOD, of Memphis, and occupied by another gentleman and two ladies,
one of whom was Miss Doris MASON, came upon them at a very high rate of speed,
it is said, and in passing, struck the rear wheel of Mrs. SCOTT's car and shattered it,
and caused their own car to turn turtle several times.  Mrs. Bloss SCOTT received a 
cut in the top of her head, Mrs. PARTEE received  a cut on the ear by broken glass from the windshield, and all in the car were more or less bruised, no bones were broken.  Miss 
MASON was carried to the Methodist hospital in Memphis, and it is said she suffered a 
broken hip and dislocated wrist, the companions escaping with minor injuries.


farm in Mississippi bottom near Ashport;  also house and lot in Ripley.  D. H. HUTCHERSON.  Ripley, Tenn.


A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. A. B. GREEN Tuesday.
   Mrs. Lizzie RAGGON, of St. Louis, is visiting her niece, Mrs. Tom DENNIE.
   D. J. GARRETT has been quite sick the past week at his home near Edith.
   R. P. CROCKETT had his right hand injured in a jigsaw at the Box
Factory last week.
   Mr.& Mrs. Dick SMITH, of Jackson, were guests of her mother, Mrs. E. R. ANTHONY
   Mr.& Mrs. F. M. SANDSTER, of Osceola, Ark., visited in the home of Mrs. Emma
KLUTTS Sunday.
   Mr.& Mrs. R. E. HOOD and children, of Brownsville, spent Sunday with
parents, Mr.& Mrs. R. L. FORTNER.
   Mrs. L. B. ARCHER returned Sunday night from a weeks visit with her
sister, Mrs. M. M. WARREN, in Tigrett.
   Mrs. W. M. MORRIS has returned from a visit to her sons, Wyley BURNETT,
of Humboldt and Joe BURNETT in Mississippi.
   Friends in Ripley have received invitations to the marriage of Mr. Aubrey McINTYRE
and Miss Bessie SMITH, which will take place December 27th, 1925, at Pine
Bluff, Ark.
   J. R. LATHAM left Monday for his home in Los Angeles, Calif., accompanied
by his daughter, Mrs.Cleo JORDON; also Mr. Lee CARROLL and family, who are
prospecting with a view of locating there.


Mr. Aubrey GIVEN is visiting his brother, Jim GIVEN, in Blytheville.
   Stanley MINNER, of GOLDDUDT, visited his brother, Mr. E. C. MINNER, at this
place last week.
A little son of Mr.& Mrs. D. C. HEATH has been quite sick with pneumonia, but we are
glad to report he is improving.


Miss Era Sue HARDY of Gates spent Sunday with her cousins, Misses
Birdie & Jennie Sue DEW.
   Mr.& Mrs. Bill DILIHAY and children of Gates, spent Sunday here with
their father, Mr. Fred McNEIL.
   Mrs. R. M. DEW and daughter, Annie, spent Wednesday near Halls with her
parents, The Z. M. MOORES'
   Mr.& Mrs. R. B. BUFFALO and little daughter, of Halls, spent Sunday here
with parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. S. PICKARD.
   Mr.& Mrs. W. F. DODD and nephew, Wm. DODD, spent Sunday in Brownsville with
their brother, Sam DAVIS.
   Mr.& Mrs. Gus RAY and children, and Mrs. Onnie Lee MOORE spent Sunday at
Arp with Mrs. RAY's sister, Mrs. John BRADFORD.


Miss Myrtle SUTTON is visiting her sister, Mrs. Vernon ANDERSON, in
   Mrs. G. P. THOMPSON spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. L. E. BEAVER, in


Mr.& Mrs. S. B. HILL spent Thursday night with his brother, Allie HILL in


Mr.& Mrs. Tommie FENNELL, of Gates, announce the birth of a
son, born December 9th.  Mrs. FENNELL will be remembered as Miss Donie
   Mrs. E. V. LAYNE's Aunt, Mrs. Mary WHITTLE, died at her home in Dyersburg
December 2nd.  She was 95 years of age and the oldest citizen citizen in Dyersburg,


Mr.& Mrs. A. D. RICE and daughters, of Mascedonia spent Sunday with
parents, Mr.& Mrs. Andrew B. WHITE.
   Mr. John CONRAD died at an early hour Monday morning after being
confined to his bed for nineteen weeks.  He was laid to rest in Asbury Cemetery the
following day.


Joe SANDLIN, of Arp, spent Sunday in the home of his uncle, S. W. CLAY.
   Mrs. Chester FRAZIER  and children, of the Bluff, spent several days last week in this
   Mrs. Leonard BEARD and little son, spent several days last week in this
community with her parents, Mr.& Mrs. Marion MIDYETT.
   Mr. I. W. HAYNES has moved his family to Edith.  Joe PRESCOTT has moved to
the house vacated.
   Mr. Roy ESCUE and family and Arch ESCUE and family were called to
Halls last week by the serious illness of the little daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Bill ESCUE.


Lonnie VIAR and family from Halls spent Sunday in the home of G. C. WEBB.
   G. W. FRAZIER and family  spent the weekend in Mascedonia.


Wiley DANIELS accompanied his wife to Memphis last week where she entered the Baptist hospital for treatment.
   Mr.& Mrs. Warner COLEMAN were called to Memphis Tuesday of last week on
account of the illness and death of her niece.


R. H. CRIHFIELD spent Sunday with his daughter, Mrs. Gus YOUNG at Central.
   Miss Genevieve LATHAM, of Edith, spent Tuesday night with her aunt, Mrs. Thurman
   R. C. JENNINGS, of Mascedonia spent the weekend with his son, J. T. JENNINGS.
   Mr.& Mrs. Tom COX of Mascedonia spent the night with her sister, Mrs.Will KELLICK.
   Mr.& Mrs. Ode FORTNER and children of Coal Creek spent Monday with their
son, Castle FORTNER.
   Mrs. Gertrude TREADWELL and children spent Sunday with her
brother, J. l. JENNINGS at Mascedonia.

DECEMBER 25th,1925

   Mrs. Sarah Frances RHODES vs J. M. RHODES, support; dismissed on cost of
   W. R. MILLER and C.C. SHOAF vs J. C. SPANN; settled.
   H. B. THURMOND vs Neal THURMOND; verdict for plaintiff.
   J. B. LAWRENCE vs C. B. BURTON; for plaintiff.
   Anna PARKER vs William PARKER; divorce; dismissed.
   Rowena PIERSON vs Lewis PIERSON; divorce; dismissed.
   Dan TURNER vs Lena TURNER; divorce; dismissed.
   Willie BRIM vs Dee BRIM; divorce; dismissed.
   Minnie Lou TAYLOR vs B. T. TAYLOR; divorce; dismissed.
   John SMITH vs Henretta Smith; divorce; dismissed.
Minnie NELSON vs John Robert NELSON
Mary Elizabeth BURNHAM vs J. D. BURNHAM
Currie OLDHAM vs Lact OLDHAM
Mack HARRIS vs Florenve HARRIS
Ruth Lee BURKS vs Anderson BURKS
Ruth Rose WILLIAMS vs Oliver WILLIAMS ,jr
Louise Bloch vs Will BLOCH
Emma Rice vs Richard RICE
Henrietta PETERSON vs Alvis PETERSON
Martha Jane CADNEY vs Fred CADNEY
 Frank WHITE vs Carrie WHITE
Annie May ALLEN vs John Allen
Robert HICKS vs Ella HICKS
Letus GUNTER vs Irene GUNTER (custody of minor to defendant)
Northern RHODES vs Bessie RHODES.
Eugene MEACHAM vs Lucille MEACHAM
Mary INGRAM vs Oscar INGRAM.
Emmett Lee PARRISH; transporting; stricken.
A. C. CROCKETT; felonious assault; stricken.
J. F. CURTIS; tippling and transporting; stricken.
George JONES and Garland READ;larceny,2 cases; dimissed on payment costs.
John W. JACKSON; pistol; stricken.
James HENNING; forgery; dismissed on cost.
A. J. HARGETT; transporting; dismissed.
Dewery ARWOOD and Carl REYNOLDS; house-breaking & larceny; dismissed on
Lee BUTTRAM, Herbert BUTTRAM, & Jim MEDFORD; house-breaking  &
larceny; dismissed on payment of costs.
Stone KING; pistol; submits, $50.
Jerry HOLTS; mfg. liquor; dismissed; 2nd case; receiving &
trans.; submits;$100.
George WALKER; pistol; $50.
James AVERY; larceny; dismissed on costs.
W. C. HERRING; larceny; sureties called out.
Sam STONE; murder; stricken.
Mrs. Belle FISHER; tippling; stricken. 2nd case, transporting; stricken.
Marvin GARRETT; driving car over 20 miles an hour; stricken.
Richard OWEN; driving car over 20 miles an hour; stricken.
Wes TURNER; possessing liquor; $100 and six months in jail.
Floyd BAKER; public drunkenness; dismissed on costs.
Cecil JACKSON; public drunkenness; dismissed on costs.
Algie PIERSON; murder and pistol; stricken.
James COX; public drunkenness; sureties called out.
Green CHIPMAN; pistol; stricken.
Jim CHERRY & George CHERRY; larceny; stricken.
T. J. COTTON; disposing of mortgaged property; dismissed on payment of
Claud BOLDEN, David WAKEFIELD, R. W. GILLUM, Odie LEE; trespassing; stricken
on motion of attny. gen.
Robert HUNTER; assault and battery; sureties called out.
Jim KELLER; public drunkenness; dismissed on cost.2nd case; pistol; stricken.
Robert M. LEWIS; giving bad checks; dismissed on costs.
W. J. PORTER; failure to support wife; stricken.
Marvin POTTER; causing a nuisance; stricken.
Oscar SCOTT. pistol; stricken.
Bill SHOAF; disturbing public worship; sureties called out. 2nd case; public
drunkenness, sureties called out.
Charlie WALKER; public profanity; stricken.
Mrs. Eva JORDON PERMENTER; disturbing public worship; stricken.
J. H. LEE; assault; $50.
J. F. CURTIS; driving car while drunk; stricken.  Two other cases; public
profanity  &  public drunkenness; stricken.
John Paul HAYNES; disturbing public worship; stricken.
Elmer SPRAY; profanity; motion to quash sustained.
Mrs. John Paul HAYNES; disturbing public worship; stricken.
Tim REYNOLDS; pistol; dismissed on case.2nd case; public
profanity; stricken.
Claud CROWDER; possessing a still; submits,$100.
Willie SPREWER; larceny; dismissed on costs.
Homer ESPIE; pistol;$50 and six months in jail.
Francis MITCHELL; possessing liquor; $100 and six months in jail.
J. Calvin CHANEY; murder; pleads guilty to murder in 2nd degree; 20 years
in penitentiary,
Wm. WINSTON alias Butsey DAVIS; possessing and transporting;$100 and 3
months is jail.
Bum LYONS; liquor; sureties called out.
Charlie BEARD; larceny; under 16 years of  age; removed to juvenile court.
Joe PAYNE; murder in the 1st degree; pleads guilty; life in prison.
Clarence DUNAVANT; manufacturing liquor;$250 and 3 months in jail.

*********************A PEEP INTO THE PAST*****************************
*********************DECEMBER 30th 1898*******************************

Mr. John SAVAGE and Miss Sallie WEST were married Wednesday of last week
at the home of the bride's parents in Crockett County. The happy couple took
dinner (Christmas) with Mr. I. P. WEST in Ripley.
***********************END OF THE PAST********************************


Frank BUTTS visited his aunt, Mrs. Hardy COBB near Brownsville, Sunday.
   Arch McNEIL and Alvin DAVIS attended the funeral of Mrs. D. F. DODD at
Concord Saturday.
   Mrs. Grace WILLIAMS and little daughter, Evelyn, spent last week with
her sister, Mrs. Alvin DAVIS.


Allen WEBB, of Ark., was in our community Sunday.
   Mr.& Mrs. H. L. RIDDICK and John BRATCHER have moved here from Coal


Elbert LOCKARD, who is still in the hospital in Ripley, is improving.
   Mrs. Tennie CROWDER is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Dave
HARGETT at New Hope.


G. W. JONES has moved his family back to Luckett.
   Iridelle KIESTLER spent one day last week in Lightfoot with his parents, Mr. &
Mrs. George KIESTLER.
   Tucker HIPP, of Columbia, came home Saturday to spend the holidays with 
parents, Mr. & Mrs. Paul HIPP.
   Mrs. G. W. KIESTLER and children, of Lightfoot spent the weekend with
her daughter, Mrs Lena PRICE.


At 1:45 o'clock Tuesday morning, fire was discovered in the building on South Main Street occupied by the Ripley Bakery and Clore's Restaurant on the ground floor.  A negro restaurant was in the second floor, where it is said the fire started.  The building was owned by Mrs. B. M. ELAM, (nee KLUTTS), of Jackson, and a considerable loss was sustained by fire and
water.  Insurance was carried by Mrs. ELAM to the amount of $3000, but this will not nearly cover the loss.  The bakery was a complete loss and was partially covered by insurance.  Grover KIMBLE's meat market in the building north of where the conflagration started was damaged to amount of several hundred dollars by fire while his stock of groceries was practically a total loss on account of water damage.  This building was owned by Henry KLUTTS, who carried $2000 insurance. The local fire department did valiant work in confining the fire to a small area as the large dry goods store of Fourst Bros., was just north and the Farmers Produce & Supply Co., to the south.  The firefighters were greatly handicapped by the
metal awning which was covered with ice and snow, making it impossible to carry the
hose into the building.  Several hours were spent fighting the fire.


John JENNINGS and family, of Knob Creek, have moved to the house
vacated by Ross CRIHFIELD.
   Mrs. Gladys CALLAWAY and daughter of the Bluff spent Monday with her
mother, Mrs. Jim KENNEDY.
   Little Beulah BYLER, who underwent an operation for tonsilitis a few
days ago, is getting along nicely.
   Mr.& Mrs. Herman GREAR and family, of Blytheville, Ark., spent Saturday
night with parents, Mr.& Mrs. G. N. GREAR.


Mr.& Mrs. Sam DAVIS, of Brownsville, spent Sunday with their sister, Mrs. W. F. DODD.
   Mr.& Mrs. John JACKSON spent Sunday near Friendship with parents, Mr.&
Mrs. Tom CLEEK.
   Mr.& Mrs. J. B. MILAM spent Sunday afternoon near Gates with their
sister, Mrs. Ernest GARRETT.
   Freeman JOHNSON, of Dyersburg, was called here last Wednesday to attend
the bedside of his sister, Mrs. B. F. DODD.
   Mrs. Newt DANIELS and children and Mrs. Mollie JOHNSTON, of
Dyersburg, attended the funeral of Mrs. B. F. DODD Saturday afternoon.
   Mrs. Rebecca Ann DODD died Saturday morning at 4:30 o'clock and was
laid to rest in Concord Cemetery  Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
   Mr.& Mrs. Robert PEACOCK are parents of an 8-pound daughter born
December 15th.  She has been christened Florence Violet PEACOCK.  Mrs. Peacock will be
remembered as Miss Emma BRANTLEY.


Mr.& Mrs. Robert SAVLEY, of Woodville, spent Sunday with parents, Mr. & Mrs. Bob ESCUE.


Mrs. Louis GAINES, of Paragould, Ark., is visiting her parents, Mr. & Mrs. E. W. NORTH.
   Mrs. Flossie BILBREY and little sons, Edward and William, spent Saturday night with
Mrs. N. C. SINCLAIR at Henning.


Miss Mabel GRAVES, of St.Louis, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. R. P. CROCKETT.
   Mrs. W. L. PIETON, of Kingston, is visiting parents, Mr.& Mrs. J. G. MORRIS.
   Miss Gene WILLIAMS, who is teaching in Skene, Miss., is home for the
   Mr.& Mrs. A. B. FALLS, of Memphis, will spend the holidays in the LUSK
   Miss MARGARET BURGESS, who is teaching in Chattanooga, is home for the
   Mrs. W. J. PIERCE, of Memphis, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. M. A. TURNER.
   Mrs. Jack COLCLOUGH, of Beaumont, Texas, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Maude
   Mrs. James FLANAGAN, of Reviere, is visiting her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Johnston
   Mrs. John S. EVANS was called to Phoenix, Ariz., Monday by the serious
illness of her daughter.
   Eugene THORNLEY, of Belleville, Ill., is spending the holidays with his
mother, Mrs. Dora THORNLEY.
   Mrs. M. A. TURNER, who has been quite ill with pneumonia, is improving and
has discharged her nurse.
   A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. Russell ROSE Sunday night.  She has
been christened Martha Ann ROSE.
   Mrs. R. C. JOHNSTON left Wednesday to spend the holidays with her
daughter, Mrs. A. H. SMITH, in Sumner, Miss.
   Miss Rhoena WADSWORTH, of Arp, broke both bones in her left arm between
the elbow and the wrist by a fall a few days ago.
   Mr.& Mrs. Marvin STEWART have as holiday guests, Mrs. Charles FOUST and
son, Charles and daughter, Louise, of Memphis.
   Mrs. George DANIELS died Monday at her home near the oil mills after
an illness of several years.  Her remains were laid to rest in Cross Roads Cemetery.
   Mr. Charles GORDON, age 65 years, who had resided on the farm of Walter
SUTTON, near Bexar for several years, was found dead in bed Monday


Miss Pauline Grammer, of Greenville, Miss., is spending the holidays with
parents, Mr.& Mrs. Elmer GRAMMER.
   Miss Linnie THORNLEY and brothers, of Memphis, spent a few days here
last week, attending the bedside of their mother, who was quite sick.


Charles KELTNER left Monday night for Larkin, Fla., where he has accepted a position.
   Paul KELTNER, of Memphis, spent the weekend here.  He was en route to
Larkin, Fla., on a visit to his brother. Walter KELTNER.
Arch and Roy ESCUE and their families were called to Halls last week on
Thursday by the death of little Montine ESCUE, 5- year-old daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Bill


We take this method of thanking our friends and neighbors
for the many loving deeds of kindness shown us and our dear husband and
father, John P. CONRAD, during his recent illness and death.  We would also thank the
attending physicians and Rev. J. M. KENDALL, who rendered such a sweet tribute of
respect to his last remains. We would ask God's richest blessings on each and
everyone, and pray that we may be able to minister unto them in a like manner.
Mrs. John P. CONRAD  and Children; Evans CONRAD;  J. Edrie CONRAD; Augurtha

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