OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Grace Baptist Church Cemetery

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RIPLEY - Mrs. Hattie Arwood Cagle, 91, died Sunday at Twin Rivers Hospital in Kennett, Mo. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Cagle, the widow of Edward Thomas Cagle, leaves three daughters, Mrs. Annie Louise Hilliard of Ripley, Mrs. Dolly Gamble of Senath, Mo., and Mrs. Shirley White of Chesterfield, Mo.; two sons, Austin Cagle of Ripley and Gene Cagle of Nashville; a brother, Pete Arwood of Ripley, 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 10, 1991

Joe Cagle
b. 6 Aug. 1900 --- d. 8 Jan. 1935
father T.J.Cagle; mother Florence Weaver
husband of Ruby
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 148

Mrs. Tennessee Cagle
7 Jan 1864 --- 5 Apr 1935
age 71y 2m 28d
race White
place of birth IL
place of death Dist. #4 Residence
date of funeral 6 Apr 1935
Grace Church
Grace Cemetery, Lauderdale Co.
father Alfred Goforth TN; mother Miss Cowell TN
Curry Burial Association

RIPLEY - Alvieteen Elizabeth Caldwell, 87, retired teacher, died of heart failure Friday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Retired Teachers Association, Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers Sorority, Volunteer Hospital League and New Hope United Methodist Church. Mrs. Caldwell, the wife of Howell G. Caldwell, also leaves two daughters, Sarah Harrell and Nancy Peek; a son, Stewart Caldwell, and a sister, Beulah Kate McBride, all of Ripley; a brother, James Stewart of Phoenix, 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 8, 1998

Ripley - Howell G. Caldwell, 97, died Monday, November 27, 2006. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. November 28. Services will be 2 p.m. November 29, both at the funeral home with burial in Grace Cemetery. He leaves two daughters, and one son.
Garner Funeral Home; Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 28, 2006

Caldwell, Jake Green
d 16 Apr 1929
cemetery Grace
age 78 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home

Ripley - Joseph Ray Caldwell, 89, retired water treatment operator for the State of Tennessee, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. He was a Mason. He leaves a daughter, Ora Elizabeth Worley of Georgia; three sons, John Ricks Caldwell of Lakeland, and Joe Ray Caldwell and James David Caldwell, both of Ripley, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 24, 2005

Mrs. Martha Brown Caldwell, after an illness of nearly ten months, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 19, 1926 at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. E. L. Sutton. She was born January 13, 1832 and in 1851 she was married to Nathan Caldwell and to this union seven children were born. Only one survives, Mrs. Jane Garrett, of Memphis. Deceased has living twenty grandchildren, thirty-nine great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. In early life she joined the Presbyterian church and lived a faithful member until God called her home. She said many times she was ready to go; that all was well with the Lord. The funeral was conducted at Grace Wednesday morning by Rev. J. M. Kendall in the presence of a large crowd.

Caldwell, Samuel G
b 24 Nov 1890 --- d 7 Aug 1929
father Frank Caldwell; mother Hill
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

Thomas Green Caldwell, 57, of Greenfield, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. G. CALDWELL, of Ripley, died early Thursday after becoming ill at his home. Services were Wednesday in First Baptist Church in Greenfield, burial in Grace Cemetery, near Ripley. He leaves his wife (not named); daughters, Linda CALDWELL, of Greenfield and Mrs. Paul CALAME, Jr., of Memphis; his brother, J. Tollie CALDWELL, of Ripley and his sister, Mrs. Neil BROWN, of Morrilton, Ark.
FRIDAY JULY 5, 1968

Mrs. Willie Elvie Williams Caldwell, 79, widow of J. Alf CALDWELL, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered June 29th. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Grace Cemetery. She was born in Dyer County. She leaves her son, J. A. CALDWELL, Jr., of Covington; daughters Mrs. Margaret McWHETER, of Ripley, Mrs. R. E. HARRIS, of Brentwood, Mrs. Bill LUCAS, of Paducah, Ky., Mrs. James E. GRAGG, of Memphis, Mrs. William UNDERWOOD, of Whittier, Calif. and Mrs. S. L. McCAULEY, of Yucca Valley, Calif.; her brother, Joe WILLIAMS, of Ripley and her sister, Mrs. Donnie WALLACE, of black Oak, Ark.
FRIDAY JULY 12, 1968

Caldwell, Wm Franklin
25 June 1896 --- 8 May 1950
father: Joseph Franklin CALDWELL; mother: Daisy E HILL
farmer
cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

Caldwell, Woodrow Wilson
b Oct 1920 --- d 22 Aug 1931
father J A Caldwell; mother Elvy Williams
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Camp, James Sidney
d 24 Nov 1923
father Charles King Camp
mother Emma Maddox b. MS
cemetery Grace
34 yrs 5 mo 16 days
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home
Mr. James Shirley CAMP, 35 years of age, died at Ashport Saturday and was buried Sunday afternoon at Grace Cemetery.
Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, TN. November 30th,1923

RIPLEY - Alfred Campbell, 75, retired farmer and Lauderdale County highway department employee, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. He was a member of Gates Church of Christ. Campbell, the husband of Georgia Hutcherson Campbell, also leaves three sons, Gene Campbell of Brownsville, Don Campbell and Ron Campbell, both of Harrison; a sister, Mrs. Pansy Aitken of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 29, 1990

Cannon, Cleveland C
b 16 Apr 1892 --- d 23 Jan 1932
father Charles Cannon; mother Dora __
cemetery Grace
Shelby Co. death
Farmer
Married
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home
Mr. Cleve CANNON died in Veterans Hospital, Memphis Saturday night. The remains were brought to his home at Arp and laid to rest in Grace Cemetery Sunday afternoon. He was 39 years of age and is survived by a wife and one child. The Lauderdale County Enterprise Friday, January

Cannon, infants twin sons
b. & d. 11 June 1935
father J. R. Cannon
mother Long
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 206

RIPLEY - James L. Cannon, 78, of Millington, formerly of Ripley, retired City of Millington employee, died of cancer Monday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Grace Cemetery there. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Mr. Cannon, the husband of June Williams Cannon, also leaves a daughter, Paula L. Baker, and a son, James B. Cannon, both of Millington; two sisters, Nell Long of Arlington and Marguerite Mead of Ripley; three brothers, Val Cannon of Brownsville, and L. C. Cannon and Elvis Cannon, both of Halls, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 9, 1998

Cannon, Mrs Leona
d 10 Jul 1930
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

Cannon, Lula
d 19 Mar 1930
father G W Middleton; mother Baggett
cemetery Grace
Shelby Co death
age 49 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home
Mrs. Lula Cannon, who resides a few miles north of Ripley, became ill Monday and was brought to the home of her son, Doss Cannon on Brownsville Street. Her illness was pronounced as meningitis by three doctors, and she was taken to the Isolation Hospital in Memphis Monday night. She died Wednesday night and her remains were brought to Grace Cemetery and interred Thursday afternoon. She was 49 years of age. Lauderdale County Enterprise, March 21, 1930

Ollie C. Cannon
b. 18 Dec. 1887 --- d. 15 Jun 1941
father Jessie Cannon
widower
farmer
order given by Blucher Cannon
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Oscar Cannon, son of Mr. Lee Cannon, who had been confined to his bed for several months, died Friday, April 3rd at noon. He leaves a wife; one child; father, step-mother; several brothers ; and sisters and a host of friends to mourn his departure. His remains were laid to rest in Grace Cemetery Saturday afternoon.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Ripley, Tennessee
Friday April 10th,1925

Robert L. Cannon
b. 17 March 1882 --- d. 17 Feb. 1935
father J. D. Cannon; mother Sallie Fulkerson
Shelby Co.death
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 166

Cannon, Sarah E
b 23 Oct 1860 --- d 6 Sep 1929
father Faulkerson, VA; mother Tucker, VA
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Albourn B. Carpenter, 88, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired oxygen tank operator, died Thursday of respiratory failure due to pneumonia at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton of Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. He was a member of Agape Baptist Church. Mr. Carpenter, the husband of Clorse M. Stanfield Carpenter, also leaves two daughters, Barbara Lyles of Brighton and Carolyn Abbott of Mason; three sons, Bayne Carpenter and Bobby Carpenter, both of Memphis, and Charles Carpenter of Ripley; three stepdaughters, Ersell Handy of Ripley, Betty Wright of Mayfield, Ky., and Adell Warren of Aurora, Ill.; two stepsons, Marcus Hyde of Tampa, Fla., and James Hyde of Savannah, 10 grandchildren and 20 stepgrandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 5, 1997

RIPLEY - Clorse Mae Carpenter, 89, retired clerk for Ivey & Ponds Piano Co., died of heart failure Tuesday at Methodist Healthcare-North in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Agape Baptist Church of Memphis. Mrs. Carpenter, the widow of Albourn B. Carpenter, leaves three daughters, Carmen Ersell Hardy of Memphis, Betty Williams of Mayfield, Ky., and Adell Warren of Seminole, Fla.; two sons, Marcus Hyde of Tampa and James F. Hyde of Savannah; two stepdaughters, Barbara Lyles of Brighton and Carolyn Abbott of Mason; two stepsons, Bob Carpenter of Bartlett and Charles Lloyd Carpenter of Ripley, 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 22, 2000

RIPLEY - Allen Osborne 'Pete' Chambers Jr., 67, retired superintendent for Revell Construction Co., died of heart failure Monday at Methodist Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home of Ripley with burial in Grace Cemetery. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mr. Chambers, the husband of Marsha Chambers, also leaves a brother, Bob Chambers of Union City.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 19, 2000

H. B. Chambers Jr.
Chambers, infant son
2 March 1935
stillborn
father H.B. Chambers; mother Winnie Mae Andrews
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 174

Winnie Mae Chambers, 96, widow of Homer Buford “Jack” Chambers, died Friday in her home at 6161 Edith-Nankipoo Road. Rites were Monday in Garner Funeral Home in Ripley, with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of the Ripley Church of Christ. She leaves a daughter, Joyce (Mrs. Cecil) Henson, of Ripley; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee, September 20, 2007

RIPLEY - Dora Childress, 78, died Sunday at Fieldhaven Nursing Home. Services will be at 3 p.m today at Central Assembly of God near Ripley, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home in Ripley has charge. Mrs. Childress, the widow of Floyd Childress, leaves three sons, Curtis Childress, Billy Joe Childress and Kenny Childress, all of Ripley, a sister, Agnes Fite of Munford, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 13, 1992

Childress, Luther
d 19 Jun 1932
Grace
Married
Farmer
Age 54 yrs old
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home
BEXAR--Mr. & Mrs. W. D. GITCHELL and children attended the funeral of Mr. Luther CHILDRESS at Grace Tuesday of last week.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Ripley, Tennessee Friday July 1st, 1932

RIPLEY - Sylvia Juanita Childress, 69, homemaker, died Thursday at her home. Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. Mrs. Childress, the wife of Curtis Childress, also leaves a son, Thomas Childress of Brentwood, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 7, 2004

Mrs. Eula Mae Chipman, 84 widow of William L Chipman central farmer died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in her home on Route 2 Ripley. Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday in Grace Baptist Church. The Rev J. E. Cooper officiated. Burial was in the Church cemetery, Ripley Funeral Home in charge. She was born in Nut Bush, she leaves two sons William L Chipman of Ripley, Aaron Chipman of Chicago, Ill., nine daughters Mrs. Effie Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Annie Howard, both of Ripley, Mrs. Juanita Jones, Mrs. Sybil Moore and Mrs. Wanda Carson all of Memphis, Mrs. Ora Lee Miller of Kennett, Mo., Mrs. Nora Sherrill of Mammoth Springs, Ark, Mrs. Mabel Wood of Dallas, TX and Mrs. Mamie Boggs of Hickory Wythe, 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren

RIPLEY - Ina Jewel Chipman, 71, retired from General Motors, died Saturday at Rebsame Hospital in Jacksonville, Ark. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Chipman, the widow of James Burnell Chipman, leaves a son, Ricky Chipman of Ward, Ark.; a sister, Francis Agee of Concord, N.C.; a brother, Foley Finley of New Orleans, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 26, 2002

Chipman, Thomas J
b 1 Nov 1846 --- d 14 Jun 1930
father Wm Chipman
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

Ruby Earl Weaver Chipman, 95, homemaker, of Greenwood, Ind., formerly of Ripley, died Friday, Oct. 19, at Greenwood Regency Nursing Home in Greenwood, Indiana. Services were held Sunday, Oct. 21, at Grace Baptist Church with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband James Aaron Chipman and a son Burnell Chipman. Mrs. Chipman was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She leaves one son, Lucian Chipman of Greenwood, Ind.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday Oct. 24, 2007

Services for William Levi Chipman prominent farmer in Edith Community who died at 3 Monday afternoon in Lauderdale county hospital. Services were held Tuesday afternoon at grace Baptist Church near Ripley. Dr. C. L. Bowden and the Rev. James Williams officiating. Burial in Grace Cemetery with Garner Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Chipman who was 74 had been ill about 11 days. He leaves his wife Mrs. Eula Mae Boone Chipman 2 sons, James Aaron and William L Chipman, Jr of Ripley, and eight daughters, Mrs. Ora Lee Miller of Kennett MO, Mrs. Mabel Wood of Crossville, IL, Mrs. Mamie Boggs, Mrs. Wanda Stone, Mrs. Juanita Jones, of Memphis, Mrs. Effie Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Annie Howard and Miss Sybil Chipman of Ripley

RIPLEY - Victoria W. Chisholm, 91, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. Mrs. Chisholm leaves two daughters, Rosebud Evans of Ripley and Louise Cook of Clarkson, Ky.; two stepsons, James Chisholm and Glenn Chisholm, both of Ripley, 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 16, 1992

Mrs. Minnie Walpole Chism, 86, of Edith, died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday in Lauderdale County Nursing Home, Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Ripley Funeral Home, with burial in Grace Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, she was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. She leaves three step-sons, Houston Chism, of Ridgely, and Norman Chism and Carlos Chism, both of Los Angeles, Calif; a niece, whom she reared, Mrs. Bill Harrison, of Independence Miss.; and four sisters, Mrs. Victoria Chism, of Ripley, Mrs. H. D. Weaver, of Brownsville, and Mrs. Lyda Smith and Mrs. Pearl Wilson, both of Memphis.
The Halls Graphic
Halls Tennessee, Friday, November 10, 1972

Clark, Mrs Ora Bell
d 4 Jul 1927
father J L Hancock
cemetery Grace
Bolivar, TN
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

E. Morton Clay
Elijah M. Clay, 78, retired Central farmer died last Friday at Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered July 25th. Services were Sunday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Grace Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Bertha Strain CLAY; brother, Tom R. CLAY; sister, Mrs. J. L. JENNINGS; step-daughters, Mrs. Alma LYELL and Mrs. Mildred DOWDY, both of Ripley, and Mrs. Leona HERRON, of Mason.
FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968

RIPLEY - Hallie Mae Cogswell, 86, died of cancer Wednesday at her home. Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Grace Cemetery in the Central community near here. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. She leaves a daughter, Virginia Boyd of Pickwick Dam; a son, Ray Jennings of Rutledge; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorials be sent to the Reelfoot Rural Ministries in Obion.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 27, 1997

RIPLEY - Joyce Prescott Cole, 58, homemaker, died of heart failure Saturday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. Mrs. Cole, the widow of Jimmy Cole, leaves three daughters, Alisa Blackmon of Lawrenceville, Ga., Teresa Keeling of Tennessee, and Rhonda Keeling of Des Moines; her parents, Ethel and Austin Prescott of Ripley; two sisters, Betty James and Thelma Gray, both of Memphis; two brothers, James Millwood of Olive Branch and Austin Prescott Jr. of Hurst, Texas, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 6, 2001

RIPLEY - Jack Aubry Collum Jr., 26, supervisor for Marvin Window Co., died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. Collum, the husband of Donna Fausett Collum, also leaves his mother, Mrs. Dortha Collum of Mt. Ida, Ark.; eight sisters, Mrs. Gladys Whatley, Mrs. Linda Sowell, Mrs. Jackie Danner, Mrs. Peggy Norman and Miss Angela Collum, all of Texarkana, Ark., and Miss Margie Collum, Mrs. Lisa Bour and Miss Opal Collum, all of Mt. Ida; and four brothers, Robert Collum, Ted Collum and Clint Collum, all of Mt. Ida, and Jim Collum of Swink, Okla.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 24, 1990

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

RIPLEY -- Joseph L. Cook Jr., 76, died Friday after a heart attack at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. He was a member of Edith United Methodist Church. Mr. Cook, the husband of Peggy Powell Cook, also leaves two daughters, Judy Koonce of Sparta, Ill., and Barbara Brawner of Ripley; two sons, William Cook of Tucson and Phillip Cook of Ripley; four sisters, Shirley Allison of Sonora, Calif., Margie Tate of Tucson, Anea se McCue of Camden and Ree Cates of Halls; three brothers, Enus Cook of Ripley, Eugene Cook of Dyersburg and Tommy Cook of Memphis, six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 28, 1994

Cooper, Martha
d 7 Apr 1930
father Alf Burrow; mother Brown
w/o J K
cemetery Grace
age 51 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home

Cox, Cora Isabell
19 May 1908 --- 18 Apr 1945
father: Andrew Jackson FLOYD
mother: Rosie Bell MOORE wf of James M cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Era Maie Cox, 87, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. Mrs. Cox, the widow of Leroy Cox, leaves a daughter, Juanita Carmack of Dyersburg; a sister, Genevieve Bracken of Ripley, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 20, 1992

RIPLEY - Hazel Ashford Cox, 89, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired employee of Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, died Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis after a short illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Cox, the widow of Jesse L. Cox, leaves three daughters, Peggy Ford, Minnie Wayne and Mildred Crawford, all of Memphis; a brother, Montell Ashford of Deca tur, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 4, 1992

RIPLEY - Juanita Hamil Cox, 85, homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at Ripley Healthcare & Rehab. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Cox, the widow of Rufus Cox, leaves a sister, Martha Cox of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 22, 2001

RIPLEY - Leroy Cox, 88, retired farmer, died Saturday morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. Cox, the husband of Era Maie Dial Cox, also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Carmack of Friendship; a sister, Mrs. Myrl Smith of Ripley, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 20, 1990

Sanford Cox, 41, mechanic, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home on Chisholm Lake Road. Services were Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Grace Cemetery. He was the son of Mrs. Walter N. COX; a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and a WWII veteran. He leaves his brother, Walter A. COX, and sister, Mrs. Irene TUCKER.
FRIDAY AUGUST 16, 1968

RIPLEY - William Earl Cox, 62, retired machine operator for Tennessee Electroplating, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. He leaves two daughters, Janice Stewart of Ripley and Connie Mounts of Westmont, Ill., and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 18, 1997

Crave, Mrs Julie
d 24 Mar 1929
cemetery Grace
age 69 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home

Joe Brown Crenshaw
6 Sept. 1934
father W. T. Crenshaw; mother Brown
stillborn
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 114

RIPLEY - Lena Nell Brown Crenshaw, 83, formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died Thursday of heart failure at Lee County Health Care Center in Marietta, Ga. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Grace Baptist Church near here, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Crenshaw, the widow of William Thomas Crenshaw, leaves a daughter, Diane Selby of Marietta; a son, William Thomas Crenshaw Jr. of Sasser, Ga.; a sister, Marie Fleming of Ripley, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 7, 1996

RIPLEY - Wilma Craig Cursey, 84, retired merchant, died of heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital of Lauderdale. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Cursey, the widow of Howard Cursey, leaves a son, Howard Cursey Jr. of San Diego.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 25, 1998

RIPLEY - Eunice Mae Daniel, 93, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church here with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Daniel, the widow of J. R. Daniel, leaves a sister, Margaret Alice Russell of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 29, 1997

Halls - Demetral Daniels, 83, retired from First Federal Savings & Loan, died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Halls First Baptist Church. Mrs. Daniels, the wife of John Daniels, also leaves a son, Larry Joe Beard of Ripley; two sisters, Nell Johnson of Jackson and Norris Wheeler of Ripley; a brother, Jay Chipman of Ripley, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 24, 2005

Elizabeth Lunsford Dew
On March 22nd, the Death Angel claimed the soul of Mrs. Bettie Dew. She was 65 years of age. She is survived by four children; Alvis Williams, Joe Williams & Mrs. J. A. Caldwell of this place; and Mrs. Doney Lucas of Conway, AR.; also one brother, J. W. Lunsford of Ripley. Her remains were laid to rest Monday in Grace Cemetery.
Lauderdale County Enterprise Ripley, Tennessee Friday, March 27th, 1925

RIPLEY - Maybelle Maxwell Dew, 76, homemaker, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Marys Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Dew, the widow of Syl T. Dew, leaves a daughter, Patricia Scoggins, and a son, Jimmy Walding, both of Ripley; two stepdaughters, Sybil Crain of Jackson and Linda Durham of Covington; a stepson, Tommy Dew, and a sister, Frances Ross, both of Ripley; a brother, Bobby Maxwell of Baton Rouge, La., three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 4, 1995

Dial, J C
d 9 Mar 1931
age 62 yrs old
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

Dial, Herbert Leon
b 11 May 1930 --- d 14 Jul 1930
cemetery Grace
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - William Joseph Drumwright, 92, retired farmer and carpenter, died of heart failure Sunday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Whitefield Assembly of God, where he was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Drumwright, the husband of Zelia Mae Drumwright, also leaves a daughter, Patricia Scarbrough of Germantown; seven sons, William Joseph Drumwright of Houston, William Edward Drumwright of Phoenix, James Carlton Drumwright of Ripley, Robert Oneal Drumwright of Jackson, Harold Lloyd Drumwright of Memphis, J. Lynn Drumwright of Dyersburg and Larry Wayne Drumwright of Columbia; a sister, Virgie Jackson, and a brother, Lewis Hutcherson, both of Ripley; 21 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 10, 1996

RIPLEY - Zelia Mae Drumwright, 97, homemaker, died Sunday at Ripley Healthcare & Rehab. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitefield Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Drumwright, the widow of William Joseph Drumwright, leaves six sons, Edward Drumwright of Phoenix, Carlton Drumwright of Ripley, Lynn Drumwright of Dyersburg, Oneal Drumwright of Jackson, Larry Drumwright of Columbia and Billy Joe Drumwright of Houston, Texas; a sister, Melissa Gallup of Paragould, Ark.; a brother, Clyde Newman of Huntsville, Ala., 21 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 8, 2003

RIPLEY - Harold Lloyd Dunavant, 72, retired farmer, died of heart failure Sunday at Methodist Hospital. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Dunavant, the husband of Betty Joyce Dunavant, also leaves two daughters, Barbara Jean Kirby of Chattanooga and Brenda Splean of Memphis; a brother, James Dunavant of Ripley, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 22, 1999

RIPLEY - Lady Webb Durham, 95, homemaker, died Sunday at Ripley Health Care & Rehab. Services were Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home had charge. Mrs. Durham, the widow of John Robert Durham, leaves two daughters, Shirley Brown of Ripley and Dorothy Coover of Modesto, Calif.; a son, Donald Durham of Hudson, Fla.; a sister, Ona Vosa, and a brother, Parnell Webb, both of Ripley, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 3, 2002

Ripley - Wesley Ray Duvall, Sr., 84. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 3 at New Hope Methodist Church.
Garner Funeral Home 731-635-1271
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 2, 2006

Mrs. C. A. Ellis
b. 22 April 1910 --- d. 1 April 1935
father R C Sorrell; mother Lulu Uselton
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home pape 187

GATES - Clifford Wardell 'Bob' Ellis, farmer, died of heart failure Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Grace Cemetery. Mr. Ellis, the husband of Janelle Ellis, also leaves four daughters, Linda Vest of Shelbyville, Trudy Burns of Ripley, Barbara Olune of Hayward, Calif., and Dianne McCloud of Gates; seven sons, Clifford Dwight Ellis of Gates, David Burns and Steve Burns, both of Ripley, Mike Burns of Savannah, Jon Burns of Warrensburg, Mo., Sonny Littles of Bells and Richard Littles of Covington; three sisters, Edna Campbell of Gates, Virginia Meeker of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Carolyn Brinegar of Lake Hills, Texas; a brother, Veston Ellis of Gates, 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 9, 1998

Gates - Galveston Odell Ellis, 82, retired mechanic for River Road Dodge, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Grace Cemetery there. He leaves three sisters, Edna Campbell of Ripley, Virginia Meeker of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Carolyn Brinager of Lakehills, Texas.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 5, 2005

J. E. Ellis
b. 26 March 1897 --- d. 8 Sept. 1934
father William Ellis
mother Madgie Crews; husband of Beulah
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 116

Pansy Ethel Ellis, 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ellis, who was recently injured by a log wagon, died Monday afternoon at Dr. Campbell's Clinic in Memphis. The remains were brought to Ripley Tuesday and laid to rest in Grace cemetery. ENTERPRISE Friday February 19, 1926

Elmore, J J
d 23 Oct 1932
cemetery Grace
Shelby Co death
age 75 yrs old
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

M. E. Elmore
Elmore, Mrs J J
b 8 Jun 1859 --- d 20 Dec 1923
father Wesley Ray, NC
mother Mary C Harmon, Weakley Co
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Epperson, W J
d 6 Mar 1929
cemetery Grace
age 70 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Mrs. Mamie Falkner, 84, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. The widow of Fletcher Falkner, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Laverne Thompson of Memphis; a son, Thomas Ward Falkner of Ripley, a grandchild and three great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 19, 1991

RIPLEY - Ward Falkner, 62, retired laborer, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley after a long illness. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. He was a World War II Army veteran. Falkner, the husband of Elsie Marie Hoskins Falkner, leaves a sister, Mrs. Laverne Thompson of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 11, 1991

Mrs. Cordie Mae Farmer
d. 29 Sept. 1935
age 21 years 1 mo. 17 days
father Tom Green; mother Walpole
Shelby Co. death
cemetery Grace

John Adams Farmer
b. 28 Sept, 1935 --- d. 18 Nov. 1935
father Barney Farmer;
mother Cordie Green
Shelby Co. death
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 254

Farmer, William Ray
b 27 Sep 1933 --- d 11 Oct 1933
father W B Farmer, Jr; mother Green
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Ripley - Wilma Louise Faught, 65, homemaker, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Whitefield Assembly of God with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She leaves two daughters, Audrey Dornan of Brownsville and Terri Behrens of Wichita, Kan.; a son, Barry Faught of Trinidad, Colo.; five sisters, Shirley S. Dacus, Frances Spiller and Martha Shands, all of Ripley, Lena Hutcherson of Germantown and Tina Freeman of California, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 10, 2005

RIPLEY - John Hayden Ferguson, 19, student at Dyersburg State Community College, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale of injuries received in a dirt bike accident. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church, where he was an usher, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. He was a lifeguard and had taught swimming classes. He also was an Eagle Scout. He leaves his parents, Joe Larry and Diane Hutcherson Ferguson; a sister, Dana Ferguson, and his grandmothers, Inez Webb of Hutcherson and Genell Burnham Ferguson, all of Ripley. The family requests that any memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 13, 1998

Halls - Albert Lee Fisher, 70, carpenter, died Friday at his home. Graveside services were Sunday at Grace Cemetery near Ripley. Halls Funeral Home had charge. He was a member of Gates First Baptist Church. Mr. Fisher, the husband of Linda Diane Blakley Fisher, also leaves four daughters, Sharon Anne Fisher of Brownsville, and Sandra Leanne Wright, Teresa Ann Riddick and Elizabeth Leithanne Fisher, all of Halls; two sons, Charlie Albert Fisher of Brownsville and Kelly Joe Fisher of Halls; four sisters, Gladys Elrod of Stanton, Evelyn Simpson of Bolivar, Faye Lovelace of Brownsville and Norlene Joyner of Brighton; two brothers, Charlie Elrod of Stanton and Edward Elrod of Brownsville; a stepbrother, Albert Elrod of Brownsville, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 14, 2005

Fitzgerald, B F
d 3 Apr 1930
h/o Frances
cemetery Grace
age 72 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Maggie Lou Flowers, 85, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. Mrs. Flowers, the widow of Robert Flowers, leaves several nieces and nephews.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 22, 1992

RIPLEY - Elbert D. Franklin, 81, retired truck driver, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. He was a Methodist and a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Franklin, the widower of Eva Dell Franklin, leaves two daughters, Anita Franklin of Tulsa, Okla., and Diana Stradling of Lebanon, Mo.; two sons, Lynwood Herron and Lowell Herron, both of Southaven; two stepdaughters, Linda Sappington of Southaven, Miss., and Judy Walton of New York; a niece who cared for him, Shirly Kelly of Ripley, and several grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 22, 1999

RIPLEY - Eva Dell Franklin, 80, homemaker, died Monday of cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. Mrs. Franklin, the wife of Elbert D. Franklin, also leaves two daughters, Judy Elaine Walton of Carmel, N.Y., and Linda Fay Sappington of Southaven, Miss.; two sons, Stewart Linnwood Herron and Lowell Glenn Herron, both of Southaven, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 29, 1995

RIPLEY - Raymond Neal Frazier, 71, carpenter, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of Central Assembly of God. He leaves a daughter, Deborah Buchanan of Bartlett; three sons, Ronnie Frazier and Thomas Frazier, both of Ripley, and Ricky Frazier of Corinth, Miss.; two sisters, Margie Allmon and Addie Allmon, both of Ripley; a brother, Don Frazier of Bartlett, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 5, 2003

Mr. J. M. Galyean, age 73, died Monday at his home at Edith, and his remains laid to rest Tuesday in Grace Cemetery.

Gay, Katie Lea
d 25 Nov 1927
f. __ Burnham
w/o Oliver
cemetery Grace
age 20 yrs old
Burgess & Peters

Ripley - Mary Helen Duvall Gean, 85, died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grace Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and member of Women's Missionary Union, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Gean, the widow of Rev. Vernon Gean, leaves two brothers, Russell Duvall and Wesley Duvall, both of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 24, 2005

Gitchell, Brenda Jay
2 Nov 1947 stillborn
father: Lewis Milton GITCHELL; mother: Gladys Wilma AMMONS
cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Harvey Hugh Gitchell, 73, retired farmer, died Friday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Central Assembly of God, where he was a member, with burial in Grace Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Gitchell leaves eight daughters, Mildred Allmon, Opal Horne and Mary Jane Jackson, all of Ripley, Rose Winslow of Jackson, Sue Bucey of Covington, Jenny Luanne Myers of Huntington, W.Va., Nancy Doll Magnet of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Wanda Fay Swift of Bartlett; five sons, Samuel Newton Gitchell and Barry Allen Gitchell, both of Covington, Harvey Gitchell Jr. of Lemoore, Calif., John David Gitchell of Jackson and Robin Lynn Gitchell of Houston, Texas; tw o sisters, Alma Koonce and Effie Haynes, both of Ripley; a brother, David O'Neal of Ripley, 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 4, 1992

HALLS - Patricia Sue Gitchell, 59, formerly of Memphis, homemaker, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Hill Funeral Home East in Memphis with burial in Grace Cemetery in Ripley. She was a member of Central Assembly of God in Ripley. Mrs. Gitchell, the wife of W. D. Gitchell for 38 years, also leaves three daughters, Pamela Michelle Allen, Darlene Campbell and Annette Apperson, and a son, Edward Melvin Pike Jr., all of Halls, nine grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 1, 2004

W. D. Gitchell
b. 18 Sept. 1871 --- d. 29 March 1935
father Esra Gitchell
cemetery Grace
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 184

Lonnie A. Goad, 80, Central farmer, died Monday in his home. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, Burial in Grace Cemetery. He was a Member of walnut Grove Baptist Church, a veteran of WWI and a member of the American Legion. He leaves his wife, Mattie Brown GOAD; a step-daughter, Mrs. Thelma BOYD; a sister, Mrs. Rosa CANNON.
Lauderdale County Enterprise; Friday February 9, 1968

Golyear, James Monroe
d 20 Dec 1926
cemetery Grace
b. IN
farmer
married
73 yrs old
Burgess & Peters

Ripley – Lt. Col. Archibald E. Gordon Jr. (USAF, ret.), 59, died Friday morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital Lauderdale after a short illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Miyoko Gordon; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Akers of Dillon Beach, Calif.; three sons, Archie Gordon of Auburn, Ala., Timothy Gordon of Blytheville and Tom Gordon of Sumter, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Bettilee Hughes of Ripley; three brothers, James Gordon of Westville, Ind., Emmett Gordon of Griffith, Ind., and Charles Gordon of Memphis, and six grandchildren.
Death date Jan. 11 1991

RIPLEY -- Arah Sue Underwood Grammer, 85, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died Wednesday morning of heart failure at Senior Care nursing home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. She was a member of Barton First Southern Methodist Church. Mrs. Grammer, the widow of William Marvin Grammer, leaves a son, William Dempsey Grammer of Germantown; two sisters, Ruth Kelley of Monticello, Ark., and Betty Lea of Brownsville; three brothers, Ed Underwood of California, Ralph Underwood of Ripley and Rhea Underwood of Phoenix, and a grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 7, 1994

RIPLEY - Ora Belle Graves, 90, homemaker, died of cancer Thursday at Sunrise Care and Rehabilitation. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. She was a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Graves, the widow of Robert Earl Graves, leaves a son, Stephen Reed Chipman of Wilmington, Mass., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 29, 1999

RIPLEY - James C. Gray, 64, retired paint superintendent at S. R. of Tennessee, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at Grace Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Gray, the husband of Billie Jane Chipman Gray, also leaves a daughter, Janis Fisher, and a son, Jamie Gray, both of Ripley; three sisters, Irene Fowler of Memphis, Betty Dean of Coldwater, Miss., and Anne Brown of Senatobia, Miss.; three brothers, Freeman Gray of Tunica, Miss., Jesse Gray of Batesville, Miss., and Jimmy D. Gray of Water Valley, Miss., and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 28, 1999

Green, Lillie
May 19 May 1887 --- 29 Mar 1950
father: Payton WALPOLE; mother: Sarah MOORE wd
cemetery Grace
Halls Funeral Home

Green, Rosa Lea
b 5 Sep 1927 --- d 4 Nov 1931
father Tom Green; mother Warpool
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Griffen, Jocephus R
d 8 Mar 1930
father Asa Griffen
cemetery Grace
age 81 yrs old
Garner Funeral Home
Mr. Josephus R. Griffen, age 81 years, died in Crockett County Saturday and was burried in Grace Cemetery.Sunday. He is survived by two sons, Buck Griffen & Asa Griffen, both of Chisholm Bluff; and three daughters, Mrs. Harry Edney, of Ripley; Mrs. Anderson, of Maury City; and a daughter living in Memphis
Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday March 14, 1930

RIPLEY - Juanita Inez Griffin, 60, homemaker, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. Mrs. Griffin, the wife of James B. Griffin, also leaves three daughters, Cindy D. Jones of Halls, Janice Akin of Ripley and Regina Goertz of Clayton, N.C.; four sons, Bill Jones of Destin, Fla., James L. Griffin of Hopkinsville, Ky., Jeff Griffin of Trenton, Ky., and Jimmy Griffin of South Korea; her stepmother, Helen Gitchell of Ripley; a sister, Sharon Harrison of Jonesboro, Ark.; a brother, Thomas Lewis Gitchell of Ripley, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 27, 2002

RIPLEY - Mildred A. Griffin, 77, seamstress, died of cancer Friday at Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. Mrs. Griffin, the widow of John E. Griffin, leaves a stepdaughter, Jane Wollard of St. Marys, Ga.; a stepson, Johnny Griffin of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Elizabeth Kerr of Des Arc, Ark., and Peggy Lyell of Ripley; a brother, Billy Powell of Ripley, three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 20, 1999

RIPLEY -- Ola Elizabeth Griggs, 90, of Horn Lake, Miss., formerly of Ripley, died Friday at her home in Horn Lake. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Grace Cemetery. Mrs. Griggs, the widow of Jack O. Griggs, leaves five daughters, Ruth Jordan and Johnnie Fay Hargett, both of Horn Lake, Sarah Edwards of Albert, Okla., Jayne Koonce of Ripley and Barbara Patterson of Collierville; a sister, Gracie Lee Sanders of California; a brother, John Farmer of Livingston, Texas, 17 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 28, 1993

RIPLEY -- Martha Joy Lucas Grimmig, 62, of Nolensville, formerly of Ripley, died Wednesday in Nashville. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Ripley with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Grimmig, the widow of A. W. Grimmig, leaves a daughter, Brenda Meredith of Memphis; two sons, Dan Lucas of Franklin and Mark Lucas of Nolensville; two sisters, Margaret McWherter of Ripley and Julia Underwood of Whittier, Calif., and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 19, 1993

RIPLEY - Miguel Guerrero, 72, retired employee of Zenith Radio, died Sunday in Ripley after an auto accident. Mass will be said at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ave Maria Catholic Church, where he was a communicant, with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Guerrero, the widower of Ana Maria Guerrero, leaves a daughter, Ana Maria Cook of Ripley; two sons, Roy Guerrero and George Guerrero, both of Boise, Idaho; three sisters, Ines Guerrero, Mari Guerrero and Carlota Guerrero, all of San Luis Potosi, Mexico; three brothers, Ricardo Guerrero of Chicago, Eduardo Guerrero of San Luis Potosi and Ignacio Guerrero of Brownsville, Texas, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 17, 1997

RIPLEY -- Miguel Angel Guerrero, 44, died Monday at his home. Mass will be said at 11 a.m. today at Ave Maria Catholic Church in Ripley with burial in Grace Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Guerrero leaves a sister, Ana Maria Cook of Ripley; two brothers, Roy Guerrero and George Guerrero, both of Boise, Idaho; his father, Miguel Guerrero of Ripley, and his grandmother, Celeste Bravo d Munoz of Mexico.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 27, 1993

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