OBITUARIES of some of those interred in
Mary's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery

J - P

Jackson, James W; b 5 Mar 1852 -- d 4 May 1925
father Jim Jackson; farmer
cemetery Mary's Chapel Burgess & Peters

Jackson, Mrs Maggie; b 20 Mar 1878 -- d 29 Jun 1929
father Tom Smith; mother Margaret Carpenter
cemetery Mary's Chapel Garner Funeral Home

Jones, Eddie C; b 6 Jan 1930 -- d 18 Jun 1930
father Butler Jones; mother __Cunningham
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

Jones, Fredie B; b 6 Jan 1930 -- d 10 Jun 1930
father Butler Jones, KY; mother Ethel Cunningham
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

Halls - Christene Weaver Kail, 63, homemaker, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery there. Mrs. Kail, the wife of Roy Kail for 29 years, also leaves two daughters, Sue Ann Tibbs of Yorkville and Vivian Marie McCaslin of Jackson; a son, Earl Harvey Prater of Ripley; a sister, Diane Patten of Dyersburg, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 15, 2005

RIPLEY - Pauline Iona Kavanagh, 83, homemaker, died of pneumonia Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Marys Chapel Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Tucson, Ariz. Mrs. Kavanagh was the widow of Herbert J. Kavanagh.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 5, 1997

Franklin Carlyle Kelly
RIPLEY - Carlyle Kelly, 82, retired farmer, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Whitefield Assembly of God with burial at Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Kelly, the husband of Willie Kelly, also leaves a son, Larry Kelly of Ripley; three sisters, Sylvia Langley and Edna Bartlett, both of Memphis, and Pansy Finley of Bloomington, Ind.; two brothers, William Kelly Jr. and Durwood Kelly, both of Memphis, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 1, 1992

Ruth Kelly
RIPLEY - Willie Ruth Kelly, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Conner Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Kelly, the widow of Franklin Carlyle Kelly, leaves a son, Larry Kelly, and a sister, Doris Parchman, both of Ripley, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 17, 2001

RIPLEY - Betty Ann Kiestler, 52, secretary for Mill Carpet Outlet, died Monday of an aneurysm at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. She was a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church near here. She leaves a daughter, Stephanie Conrad; a son, Rusty Kiestler; her parents, William Crowder and Mary Elizabeth Griggs; a sister, Maxine Eller; and three brothers, Cecil Crowder, Jerry Crowder and Don Crowder, all of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 8, 1995

Danny Ray Kiestler, retired, of Ripley, died Friday, April 13, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Services were at 11 a.m., Monday, April 16, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. He was a mason and member of the Shrine Club, 32nd Degree. Mr Kiestler, husband of Mary Gladys Williams Kiestler, leaves a son, Shane Kiestler of Ripley; his mother, Bertha Mae Kiestler of Ripley; and brother, Larry Kiestler of Ripley.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, April 18, 2007

RIPLEY - James W. Kiestler, 85, retired employee from the Department of Transportation, died of cancer Sunday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Marys Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Curve Baptist Church. Mr. Kiestler, the husband of Bertha Kiestler, also leaves two sons, Larry Kiestler and Danny Kiestler, both of Ripley; three sisters, Annie Bartlett and Lila Bartlett, both of Los Angeles, and Essie Burress of San Francisco, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 13, 2001

RIPLEY - Wayne Dolphus King, 67, retired from Maremont Corp., died Wednesday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. King, the husband of Josephine Watson King, also leaves two daughters, Debbie Braden and Tina Horvath, both of Henning; a son, Doug King of Jackson; three sisters, Ruth Edwards of Gates, Mazie Graybeal of Liberty, Mo., and Shirley Carmack of Ripley; two brothers, Gordon King and Dennis King, both of Ripley, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 1, 2004

Margaret V. Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick, Mrs Maggie; b 18 Jan 1863 -- d 17 Jan 1929
father Henry Clim
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

J. C. (Doc) Klutts, 81, shoe repairman, of Maple Street, Ripley, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in Memphis Medicenter. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home. Burial was in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Decie Beshires Klutts; a step-son, Marion Watson, of Gates; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Langley, of Ripley; and a half-brother, Jake klutts, of Ripley.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise
Friday November 3, 1972

Ripley - Lee Thomas Klutts, 56, supervisor for S&R, died Friday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. He leaves a daughter, Vicky Harper of Henning; two sisters, Charlotte Bentley of Tiptonville and Beverly Wakefield of Ripley; a brother, Mike Klutts of Dyersburg, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 12, 2004

PURYEAR - Mrs. Margaret Louise Klutts, 63, cook at Carlton Restaurant, died Sunday at Henry County Medical Center after a short illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ridgeway Morticians with burial at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mary's Chapel Cemetery in Ripley. She was a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Klutts leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Bentley and Mrs. Beverly Warefield, and two sons, Lee T. Klutts and Mike Klutts, all of Ripley; a sister, Mrs. Betty Bringle of Memphis and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 11, 1991

RIPLEY - William Dwain Klutts, 59, retired jeweler, died Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Klutts, the husband of Betty Jane Klutts, also leaves a son, William 'Bubba' Klutts Jr.; his mother, Echiel Klutts, and two sisters, Maxine Forsythe and Evelyn Elder, all of Ripley, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 19, 2004

HENNING - Billy Ivan Land, 58, retired guard at Fort Pillow State Prison, died of cancer Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery in Ripley. Mr. Land, the husband of Doris Weston Land, also leaves a daughter, Becky Spray of Ripley; two sons, Dennis Land of Ripley and David Land of Henning; two sisters, Carolyn Land and Diane Land, both of Henning; four brothers, Marvin Land, Michael Land and Elton Land, all of Ripley, and Douglas Land of Henning, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 20, 1999

RIPLEY -- Edna Odessa Land, 71, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. She was a member of the Baptist church. Mrs. Land, the widow of Monroe Land, leaves two daughters, Carolyn Land and Diane Land, both of Henning; five sons, Billy Land of Henning, and Marvin Land, Douglas Land, Elton Land and Michael Land, all of Ripley; a sister, Ravenelle Josephine Sanders of Ripley, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 21, 1994

RIPLEY - Mrs. Lonie Ann Poindexter Land, 94, died Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Poindexter, the widow of Joe Henry Land, leaves four daughters, Catherine Forsythe, Bessie Roselma King and Peggy Ann Brown, all of Ripley, and Ruth Beauton Crum of Brownsville; a son, James Adrain 'Sonny' Land of Brownsville; a sister, Myrtie Holcomb of Ripley; a brother, Aubrey Poindexter of Ripley, 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a great-great- grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 8, 1991

RIPLEY - Mrs. Ona Sue Land, 67, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Church Cemetery. Mrs. Land, the widow of Thomas Land, leaves five daughters, Donna Biggs, Tammy Land and Teresa Land, all of Ripley, Patsy Vaughn of Waupaca, Wis., and Carol Bantz of Vinton, Iowa; three sons, Jim Land and Jeff Land, both of Ripley, and David Land of Memphis; four sisters, Ruby Maxwell, Edna Resser and Gladys Ellis, all of Ripley, and Hazel Yearwood of Memphis, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 19, 1991

RIPLEY - William 'Hershel' Land, 79, retired from Sears, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran and a Gideon. Mr. Land, the husband of Louise Land, also leaves a brother, Gilford Land of Canoga Park, Calif.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 15, 2003

RIPLEY - William Leon Land, 86, retired farmer, died Monday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Conner Assembly of God Church, where he was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Church Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Land, the widower of Flora Lee Land, leaves four daughters, Jean Vandergriff, Carol Haynes, Nancy Smalley and Leona Cox, and a son, Willie Land, all of Ripley; three sisters, Helen Jackson and Maggie Crowder, both of Ripley, and Geneva Robbins of Brighton; three brothers, Harbert Land and George Land, both of Union City, and A. L. Land of Ripley, seven grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 10, 1996

LOCALS--Mr. W. O. Land, 75 years of age, died Wednesday at his home near Conner's Schoolhouse. The funeral was held Thursday and interment was in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday April 1, 1932

RIPLEY - Willie Bea Elizabeth Land, 90, homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Land, the widow of Johnny Ivy Land, leaves four daughters, Audry Ellis, Ruth Land, Betty Prescott and Eunice Dobbs, and a son, Johnny Land Jr., all of Ripley; a sister, Eunice Hopper of Gadsden, 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 10, 1999

Willie L. Land; b. 10 Aug 1882 -- d. 7 June 1941
father W. O. Land; mother Annie Baggett; husband of Ada; farmer
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Edna Pearl Lane, 81, homemaker, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Lane, the widow of Edgar Edward Lane, leaves three daughters, Sarah Richardson of Memphis, Helen Crowder of Ripley and Peggy Felt of Anderson, Ind.; three sons, Travis Lane of Brownsville, and Willard Lane and Calvin Lane, both of Ripley; three sisters, Nora Francis Grace of Covington, Wilma Lee Prater of Millington and Louise Smith of Memphis, 32 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 9, 2003

RIPLEY -- Jerry Oneal Lane, 54, farmer, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after a heart attack. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery near here. Mr. Lane, the husband of Minnie Becker Lane, also leaves two daughters, Janet Cruce of Ripley and Sandra Wiley of Chattanooga; a son, Danny Lane; two stepsons, James Becker and Merle Becker, and his mother, Edna Lane, all of Ripley; three sisters, Helen Crowder and Sa rah Richardson, both of Ripley, and Peggy Fett of Nashville; three brothers, Willard Lane, Travis Lane and Calvin Lane, all of Ripley, four grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 12, 1994

RIPLEY - Charles L. Langley, 38, City of Ripley street department employee, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near Ripley. Langley, the husband of Phyllis Lee Langley, also leaves two daughters, Miss Charlotte Langley of Dyersburg and Miss Crystal Langley of Ripley; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Lee Cline of Ripley, Miss Stephanie Harrell and Miss Suzanne Harrell, both of Dyersb urg; two sons, Charles L. Langley Jr. and James Langley, both of Dyersburg; three stepsons, Michael Adkins, Ralph Adkins Jr. and Timothy Adkins, and his mother, Mrs. Mary Tucker, all of Ripley, and two brothers, James Langley of Topeka, Kan., and Harlan Blankenship of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 12, 1991

RIPLEY - Andrew Lee Latham, 78, retired carpenter, died of heart failure Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Latham, the widower of Joy Louise Latham, leaves a daughter, Cora Carmack of Gates; a son, Robert 'Butch' Latham of Ripley, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 23, 2000

Brenda Melaine Latham
Ripley - Brenda Latham Menchaca, 54, nurse, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Menchaca, the wife of Steve Menchaca of San Angelo, Texas, also leaves two sons, James Latham of Ripley and Mike Latham of Memphis; three brothers, Lanny Ray Flora of Fort Collins, Colo., Charles Wayne Flora of White Oak, Texas, and William Harold Flora of Gardendale, Texas, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 23, 2005

RIPLEY - Cecil Jerome Latham, 69, carpenter and farmer, died Saturday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a World War II veteran. Mr. Latham, the husband of Edna Joyce Latham, also leaves a daughter, Debbie Jean Luckett; three sons, Cecil Page Latham, Dennis Jerome Latham and James Clay Latham; his mother, Nettie Mae Latham, and a brother, Andrew Lee Latham, all of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 25, 1992

RIPLEY - George Andrew Latham, 73, retired shipping clerk for Tennessee Diecast, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Latham, the husband of Josephine McIntosh Latham, also leaves two daughters, Sheila Luttrell of Halls and Mary Jean Ellis of Ripley; a son, James J. Latham of Jackson; a sister, Virginia Hargett of Ripley, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 7, 1997

RIPLEY - Nettie Mai Latham, 92, homemaker, died of heart failure Saturday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Marys Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Latham, the widow of Andrew Page Latham, leaves a son, Andrew Lee Latham of Ripley, and eight grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 1, 1996

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

Lee, Alex; d 27 Jul 1928
age 74 years old
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

deceased: Thurmond Lee
charge to: Lee CARROLL of Curve, TN
place of death: Hosmer Hosp
residence: Curve, TN
funeral services:Mary's Chapel Baptist
On 18th November 1918 @11 a.m.
cause of death: accidental gunshot wound
date of death: 17th November, 1918;
date of birth: 14th February 1903
aged : 15 years, 9 months, 3 days
father: Alex Lee; TN; mother: Miss Jennie Bolden; Haywood Co. ,TN
interment: Mary's Chapel Cem.
Curry Funeral Home Volume 7--page 71

RIPLEY - William Thomas Lee, 88, factory worker, died of heart failure Tuesday at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. He was a Baptist. Mr. Lee, the widower of Mazie Hutcherson Lee, leaves three daughters, Martha Mitchell, Phyllis Langley and Linda Thomas, all of Ripley; a son, Tommy Lee of Brownsville; a sister, Beatrice Childress of Ripley, 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 28, 2000

RIPLEY - Emma Clem Leggett, 97, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Marys Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Leggett, the widow of Ernest Leggett, leaves seven daughters, Maggie Ray, Ruby Crowder, Mary Frances Summer and Louise Land, all of Ripley, Geneva Miller of Hammond, Ind., Marie Lankford of Gates and Shelby Bremer of Jackson; a son, W. H. Clem of Dickson; five stepsons, Elginard Leggett of Moro, Ill., Jolly Leggett of Blytheville, Ark., Melvin Leggett of Muskegon, Mich., Don Leggett of Bethalto, Ill., and Derwood Leggett of Brownsville; a sister, Montine Moore of Ripley; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 4, 1997

RIPLEY - Jack Edward Levels, 63, died Monday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. He leaves a brother, Johnny Wayne Levels of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 10, 2004

Lovell, Dewey; b 28 Jul 1902 -- d 31 Dec 1926
father J H Lovell; mother Addie Hutcherson
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters

Joseph "Joe" Maharrey, 57, carpenter and construction worker, of Ripley, died on Sunday, Dec. 30, at Baptist Memorial-Lauderdale. Services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home had charge. He was a Royal Rangers leader and a member of Abundant Life Assembly Life Assembly of God Church. He leaves a wife, Brenda Gail Grimes Maharrey; four daughters, Sierra Harmon of Ripley, Wendy Latham-Thurner of Ripley, Carrie Smith of Osceola, Iowa, and Angel Maharrey of Ripley; a sister, Sandra M. Lillby of Covington; four brothers, Charles “Bubba” Maharrey of Henning, Danny Maharrey of Ripley, Alton Maharrey of Garland, Tenn., and Doug Maharrey of Alabama; seven grandchildren and one great-great grandchild
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Henning - Garland Crockett Maners, 71, retired farmer, died Friday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Abundant Life Church in Ripley, where he attended, with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home in Ripley has charge. Mr. Maners, the husband of Joy Shands Maners, also leaves two daughters, Lois Jackson of Ripley and Rhonda Thomen of Halls; six sons, Richard Stafford of Hernando, Miss., Kenny Maners and Woodrow Kirkpatrick, both of Henning, and Jerry Maners, Mike Maners and Jeff Maners, all of Ripley; a sister, Mary Moran of Union City; a brother, Montell Maners of Ripley, 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 3, 2005

David Ronald Maness, 58, brick-layer, of Ripley, died Wednesday, Dec. 5 at his home. Services were held Saturday, Dec. 8, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. He was an Army veteran. Mr. Maness leaves his wife, Debra Nichols Maness of Ripley; two sons, Billy Maness and Bobby Maness, both of Ripley; a brother, Bobby Maness of Ripley; and four grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Maness, Drucilla D; b 17 Jul 1859 -- d 13 Jul 1931
father Gilliand; mother Chism
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - James Allen Maness, 24, restaurant manager, died Sunday at his home after an apparent suicide. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He leaves his parents, James and Yvonne Maness, and his grandmothers, Murle Maness and Ethel Gebala, all of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 5, 1996

James M. Maness --After an extended illness, Mr. J.M. Maness died at his home in Ripley at an early hour Sunday morning. The funeral was held that afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. M.F. Savage, assisted by Dr. L.O. Leavell, and the remains were laid to rest in Mary's Chapel cemetery by the side of his wife who passed away in September, 1921. Mr. Maness was born in McNairy County, but moved to Lauderdale at an early age and had lived here practically all his life. For 27 years he was a valued employee of the firm of J.Y. Barbee & Co. and later was a salesman for R.C. Klutts and R.C. Klutts & Sons. He was a member of the Baptist church and was 73 years old last January. On July 9, 1873, he married Miss Anna Perry and five children survive this union: Mrs. A.L. Spiller, of Nut Bush; Mrs. Oscar Oddie, of Salisbury, N.C.; Mr. Lyle Maness, of Jackson; Mrs. B.H. White and Mr. J.M. Maness, Jr., of Memphis. Mr. Maness was a good citizen and had many friends in Ripley and throughout the county. ENTERPRISE Friday May 7, 1926

RIPLEY - John Franklin Maness, 72, retired auto mechanic, died Sunday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Marys Chapel Baptist Church near here with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Maness leaves a stepdaughter, Beverly Millett of Memphis; a son, Jerry Franklin Maness of Memphis; a brother, W. T. Maness of Ripley, and a granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 14, 1992

Monie Sue Maness
RIPLEY - Monnie Sue Maness Braden, 67, homemaker, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis after a stroke. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church in Ripley, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Braden, the wife of Valsie Braden, also leaves two sons, Bobby Maness and Ronnie Maness, and a sister, Anne Robeson, all of Ripley, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Commercial Appeal

Ripley - Peggy Louise Maness, 71, died December 4, 2006. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. December 6 at the funeral home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 7 at Whitefield Assembly of God, with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 6, 2006

RIPLEY - Ruby Maness, 84, homemaker, died Sunday afternoon of pneumonia at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. Mrs. Maness, the widow of Henry Maness, leaves a daughter, June Ann Edwards of Millington; a son, Louis Maness of Nutbush, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 12, 1995

RIPLEY - W. T. Maness, 75, retired service station attendant, died of heart failure Saturday at Sunbridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where he was deacon, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home of Ripley has charge. Mr. Maness was the husband of Peggy Haynes Maness.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 28, 2000

Ripley - Erma Sue Marshall, 91, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at Ripley Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Services will be at 12 p.m., Thursday, January 11 at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. Burial in church cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 11, 2007

RIPLEY - Randal Stewart Marshall, 34, employee of Memphis Sign Erectors, died Thursday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis of injuries received in an automobile accident. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Marshall, the husband of Carla Marshall of Bowie, Texas, also leaves four daughters, Miss Morgan Marshall, Miss Wendy Marshall and Miss Melissa Marshall, all of Bowie, and Miss Chelsea Marshall of Memphis; his mother, Mrs. Erma Sue Conrad of Ripley; a sister, Mrs. Pat Webb of Ripley, and two brothers, L. B. Marshall Jr. of Kansas City, Mo., and Ricky Marshall of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 7, 1991

Mary Chipman Martindale, 74, of Memphis, retired from Rosewood Nursing Home, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital North after a long illness. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with graveside services and burial at 2:30 p.m. at Mary's Chapel Cemetery in Ripley, Tenn. She was a member of Range Hills Baptist Church. Mrs. Martindale, the wife of Richard G. Martindale, also leaves three daughters, Lynn Bushart of Bartlett, Carolyn Wood of Millington and Pat Hensley of Memphis; three sons, Mike Chipman and Ray Chipman, both of Memphis, and Rhea Martindale of Burlison, Tenn.; a sister, Loudie Langley of Gates, Tenn.; a brother, Conyer Moore of Texarkana, Texas, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 12, 1991

Mathis, Carris D; b 23 Jul 1928 -- d 16 Jul 1929
father J H Mathis; mother __Grimes
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

Laverne Mathis; b. 31 July 1930--d 30 July 1935
father J K.Mathis; mother Effie Burns
Shelby Co. death
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Sylvia Lagene Mathis; b. 30 May 1934--d. 31 May 1934
father J. H. Mathis; mother Effie Burns
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Ripley - James M. Maxwell, 78, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 24, and the service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 25 at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Maxwell was retired from General Motors, a member of UAW, Local Chapter 558, as well as, Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Emma Maxwell; daughter, Phyllis Pardee of Wentzville, MO; son, James Ron Maxwell of Ballwin, MO; sisters, Mildred Meacham of Ripley, TN, Clara Dean Hamilton of Jackson, TN, Ruth Goodwin of Lake Hanasu, AZ; and three grandchildren, Marty, Jared and Stephanie. Garner Funeral Home 731-635-1271
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 6/23/2007.

Maynard, Dennis Lewis; d 11 Nov 1932; age 1 yr 8 days
father Herman Maynard; mother __Land
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

McAlister, Leora; b 27 Aug 1932--d 24 Sep 1932
father Gus McAlister; mother Alva Smith
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Mable E. McCabe, 77, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery near Ripley. Mrs. McCabe, the wife of Jerome McCabe, also leaves a daughter, Martha Gaba of Frankfort, Ill.; two sisters, Evelyn Green and Ethel Hutcherson, and a brother, William Crowder, all of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 7, 1993

Leta L. McBroom; 83, of 8 Lakeview Drive, Ripley, widow of A.D. McBroom, died Tuesday of last week in Baptist Hospital Lauderdale. Rites were Friday in Garner Funeral Home, with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. She was a Baptist. She leaves a son, Jerry, and daughter, Loretta Thomas, and a brother, George Junior Ferguson, of Ripley; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley Tennessee
July 19, 2007

McFarland, J A; b 6 Mar 1850 -- d 9 Oct 1929
father Bob McFarland
cemetery Mary's Chapel; Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Faye McKee, 66, homemaker, died Thursday of pneumonia at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. McKee leaves a daughter, Beverly Escalante of Chicago, and a brother, Travis Burnette of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 3, 1996

Ripley - Brenda Latham Menchaca, 54, nurse, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Menchaca, the wife of Steve Menchaca of San Angelo, Texas, also leaves two sons, James Latham of Ripley and Mike Latham of Memphis; three brothers, Lanny Ray Flora of Fort Collins, Colo., Charles Wayne Flora of White Oak, Texas, and William Harold Flora of Gardendale, Texas, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 23, 2005

RIPLEY - Mrs. Elsie H. Miller, 58, employee of S & R of Tennessee, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley after a long illness. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Elam Baptist Church. Mrs. Miller, the wife of U. T. Miller, also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mary Sauls of Ripley and Mrs. Laura DeMatti of West Memphis, Ark.; a son, Thomas Eddie Miller II, of Ripley; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendren of Ripley; four sisters, Mrs. Demetra Mills, Mrs. Martha Parker and Miss Frances Hendren, all of Ripley, and Mrs. Patricia Abernathy of California; a brother, Sidney Hendren of Halls, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 23, 1990

Ripley - Hugh Turner Miller, 75. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26 at Garner Funeral Home. Burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery in Ripley.
Garner Funeral Home 731-635-1271
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 25, 2006

Miller, Val; d 29 Dec 1924
father George Miller; mother Jimmie Gray
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

Harold Patterson Mills
16 June 1945--21 Feb 1946
father: Richard MILLS mother: Mazella CHANDLER
cemetery Mary's Chapel Halls Funeral Home

Robert Edward Mills; b 3 Dec 1928 -- d 10 Dec 1928
father R M Mills; mother __Chandler
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

Ripley - Martha L. Mitchell, 64, homemaker, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Open Door Baptist Church. She leaves two daughters, Lori Layne of Halls and Becky Uselton of Henning; three sons, Ricky Hampton and Glen Mitchell, both of Ripley, and Kyle White of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Phyllis Langley and Linda Thomas, both of Ripley; a brother, Tommy Lee of Brownsville, and 11 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 21, 2005

RIPLEY - Charles Edward Mooney, 60, machine operator for American Air Filter and former employee of Lauderdale County Highway Department, died Sunday of cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Mooney leaves a daughter, Sharon Wood of Henning; a son, Dennis Mooney of Belgium; his mother, Lillian Mooney of Ripley; four sisters, Freelia Langley, Gertie Wiseman and Pam Jackson, all of Ripley, and Bonnie Rogers, of Memphis; three brothers, Grady Mooney and Joe Mooney, both of Ripley, and John Mooney of Taylor, Mich.; and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 12, 1995

RIPLEY -- Floyd John Mooney, 80, retired farmer, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Marys Chapel Baptist Church near here with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Golddust (Tenn.) Baptist Church near here. Mr. Mooney, the husband of Lillian Lecroy Mooney, also leaves four daughters, Fredia Langley, Gerty Wiseman and Pam Jackson, all of Ripley, and Bonnie Rogers of Memphis; four sons, Cha rles Mooney, Grady Mooney and Joe Mooney, all of Ripley, and John Mooney of Taylor, Mich.; two sisters, Frances Maxwell of Covington and Flossie Geans of Okeechobee, Fla.; a half-sister, Judy Mooney of Indiana, 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 2, 1993

Mabel Moore
RIPLEY - Wilma Mable Moore, 80, homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Hutchersons Chapel Church of God. Mrs. Moore, the widow of James Odis Moore, leaves a daughter, Bertha Spoon of Holly Springs, Miss.; three sons, Jimmy Don Moore, Danny Joe Moore and David Moore, all of Ripley; two sisters, Laura Lynn Beckham of Gassville, Ark., and Leatha Jewell Bradley of Porter, Texas, 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 1, 1999

L M. Murley; b 13 Oct 1837--d 13 Jan 1931
father Daniel Murley; mother Jane Angeline Savage
Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

M. C. Murley; b. 12 Feb. 1858--d 5 Nov.1935
b. MS; father Ievin Murley b. Ky.; mother Caroline Kitchens b, NC
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home page 246

RIPLEY - Barbara Nail, 57, employee of Colonial Rubber, died Tuesday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Marys Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Perry Chapel Baptist Church. She leaves two sons, Gene Thurmond and Terry Thurmond, both of Ripley; two sisters, Virginia Holcomb of Henning and Reggie Kirkpatrick of Ripley; a brother, James Colvin of Halls, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 13, 2003

GATES - Donald Edward Neal, 38, died Tuesday of cancer at his home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Marys Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home of Ripley has charge. He attended First Assembly of God Church. Mr. Neal, the husband of Virginia Neal, also leaves a daughter, Crystal Neal, and a son, David Neal, both of Gates; his parents, Linda Baggett of Byhalia, Miss., and Fred Neal of Marion, Ohio; nine sisters, Freeda Lovelace of Harrison, Ark., J. J. Lenahan of Byhalia, Miss., Kim Watson of Columbus, Ohio, Angela Figueroa of Collierville, Debbie Bloodsworth of Olive Branch, Miss., Brandy Moore and Chrissy Moore, both of Southaven, Miss., and Shirley Blackburn and Teresa Denton, both of Mt. Pleasant, Miss.; and two brothers, Tim Neal of Marion, Ohio, and Tommy Lenahan of Byhalia.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 12, 1998

RIPLEY - Mrs. Millie Gay Northcott, 70, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Ripley Church of God. Mrs. Northcott, the widow of William Leroy Northcott, leaves a daughter, Mrs. Annette Oliver, and a son, James Lynnwood Northcott, both of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Lodemie Cook, Mrs. Dovie Crowder and Mrs. Ruby Kirby, and a brot her, Avery Sanders, all of Ripley, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 2, 1990

Ethel Northcutt; b 1 May 1906 -- d 1 Feb 1924
father J D Northcutt; mother Edna Travis
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

RIPLEY - Henry Earl Peeples, 76, retired farmer, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near here. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Peeples, the husband of Judy Kirby Peeples, also leaves a brother, Sanford Peeples of Ackerman, Miss.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 25, 1992

RIPLEY - Eula Mae Phillips, 70, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near Ripley. Mrs. Phillips, the widow of Ewell T. Phillips, leaves four daughters, Betty Mateo of Covington, Mary Harrison of Ripley, Joyce Magruder of Memphis and Rebecca Haynes of Dyersburg; two sons, Robert A. Phillips of Ripley and Ewell Freeman Phillips of Memphis; two sisters, Letha DeVazier of Covington an d Lula Mae Haynes of Michigan, 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 13, 1993

BROWNSVILLE - Charles F. Poindexter, 74, retired mechanic, died Saturday at Gallaway Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Brownsville Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. He was a member of Thrifthaven Baptist Church in Memphis. He leaves a daughter, Judy Lynne Arendale of Bartlett; two sons, Charles Edward Poindexter of Oakland and Jimmy Don Poindexter of Memphis; three sisters, Mildred Cogburn of Bartlett, and Marjorie Brooks and Bonnie Harwell, both of Brownsville, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 16, 2004

Poindexter, Henry C; b 19 Aug 1863 -- d 16 Jul 1929
father Buck Poindexter; mother __Fisher
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Garner Funeral Home

Pool, Sallie; b 2 Jul 1868 -- d 1 Aug 1923
father Mose Ray; mother Nancy ____
married
cemetery Mary's Chapel
Funeral Home Burgess & Peters

Connie Faye Porter
RIPLEY - Fay Craig Porter, 92, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired teacher and principal for Memphis City Schools after 26 years, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. She was a member of Grace Bible Church in Olive Branch, Miss. Mrs. Porter, the widow of John Houston Porter, leaves two daughters, Jane Porter Wright of Arlington and Betsy Porter Peck of Memphis; a son, John Craig Porter of Eads, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Baddour Center in Senatobia, Miss., or Grace Bible Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 18, 2004

Excelia Gay Porter, 64, of Ripley, retired dispatcher for the Lauderdale County sheriff’s department, died Thursday of last week in Baptist Hospital Lauderdale. Rites were Saturday in Garner Funeral Home, with burial in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. She attended the Whitefield Assembly of God. She leaves her mother, Eddieree Porter, a brother, Charles Lewis Porter, and sister, Angie Hughes and Paulette Herron, all of Ripley; one son, Bruce Lee Brown, of Cripple Creek, Colo.; a daughter, Linda Gay McCarty, of Greeley, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley Tennessee, March 8, 2007

RIPLEY - J. E. Porter, 86, retired from the Air Force, died Tuesday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitefield Assembly of God, where he was a member, with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran. Mr. Porter, the husband of Eddieree Porter, also leaves three daughters, Angie Hughes, Paulette Herron and Gay Porter, and a son, Chuck Porter, all of Ripley, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 2, 2002

RIPLEY - Jere Eugene Porter, 49, forklift operator, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale after a motorcycle accident. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mary's Chapel Cemetery near Ripley. Mr. Porter leaves his parents, Eddieree and J. E. Porter of Ripley; three sisters, Angie Schrotberger and Paulette Hamby, both of Ripley, and Excelia Gay Porter of Cripple Creek, Colo., and a brother, Charles Lewis Porter of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 18, 1996

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