OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Walnut Grove Cemetery

Pearl Imogene Anyan
2/3/1878 4/29/1958
parents James M. ANYAN & Eliza SNELL
Walnut Grove

Anyan, Robt. Monroe
12/26/1919---6/17/1972
f. Orlan ANYAN m. Rosa FULKERSON
husband of Louise FAIN
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Anyan, Mrs. Rosa
b 22 Oct 1888 d 2 Sep 1928
parents R S Fulkerson - Cronnister (Annis L)
w/o W O
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Anyan, W O
d 1 May 1928 41 yrs old
parents James Anyan, Ill - Francis Elizabeth Snell
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Bill Baker
b. 25 Aug. 1910 d. 4 Feb. 1935
f. Neville Baker b. Ms m. Callie Lucray b. Ms.
b.Ms.
Walnut Grove Cem.
Garner Funeral Home

LOCALS--Mr. Sam Baker died Sunday at the home of Mr. E.B. Kissell at the Barr, and was buried at Walnut Grove Monday. He was 82 years of age. ENTERPRISE FRIDAY JULY 29, 1932

Beard, Essie
4/1/1904---2/4/1972
f. George Haynes m. Etta Mathis
wife of Daniel W. Beard
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Blankenship, Frances
12/16/1912---3/12/1979
f. Walter HOLDING m. Nannie LUNDFORD
wife of Wm. BLANKENSHIP
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Lori Denise Tucker Booker, 25, died Friday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. She leaves two daughters, Katelin Booker and Hannah Booker; her parents, Anita and Kenneth Tucker, and a brother, Kenneth Tucker, all of Ripley, and her grandparents, Bonnise and James Tucker of Ripley and Dorothy Smith of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 30, 2004

RIPLEY - Genevieve Craig Brackin, 83, homemaker, died of cancer Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Brackin, the widow of Gil Brackin, leaves four daughters, Trudy Rylant, Alene Boyd, Laverne Dunavant and Elsie Crihfield, all of Ripley; three sons, Wade Tucker and Jerry Craig, both of Ripley, and Marvin Craig of Dyersburg, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 28, 1997

Braden, infant
4/20/1954 4/20/1954
parents Elmer P. BRADEN & Sara E. JOHNSON
Walnut Grove

Sarah Elizabeth Braden
10/12/1911 4/26/1954
parents J.A. JOHNSON & Sarah WILLIAMS
w/o Elmer P. BRADEN
Walnut Grove

Little Lottie Lorene Braham died Wednesday, August 1st,after six days illness of fever. She was ten months and ten days old and such a sweet baby. She left mother; father; two sisters; and one brother to mourn for her. She was buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery the following day.
Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, TN, August 10th, 1923

Branam, A. F.
Andrew Freddie Branam
d. 2/3/1953 age 61 yrs.
d.Shelby Co TN
Walnut Grove

Branam, Louie
d 16 Nov 1923 10 yrs old
parents A F Branam, __ Smith
cemetery Walnut Grove
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Branan, Lottie Lorine
b 21 Sept 1922 d 1 Aug 1923
parents Fred Branan, Mannie Smith
cemetery Walnut Grove
funeral home Burgess & Peters

RIPLEY - James M. Brazier, 84, retired carpenter, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Brazier leaves three daughters, Alma Lee Daniel of Waterloo, Ala., and Pauline Henderson and Earline Craig, both of Ripley; three sons, James W. Brazier of Huntsville, Ala., Earl Brazier of Ripley and Allen E. Brazier of Charleston, S.C., 37 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 17, 1992

Brown, Annie M.
11/18/1898---6/9/1974
f. John HALFACRE m. Nancy Caroline COX
widow of Robt.L. BROWN
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Gracie L. Brown, 77, homemaker, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Church of God, where she was a member, with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Brown, the wife of Lewis Brown, also leaves four daughters, Mary Lou Bershires of Brownsville, and Brenda Lenderman, Darlene Lenderman and Linda Thoman, all of Ripley; two sons, Lonnie Leon Littles of South Carolina and James Vernon of Ripley; a stepson, Calvin Lewis Brown Jr. of Crockett, 20 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 26, 2004

RIPLEY - Mildred Loretta Brown, 62, died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Brown, the widow of William M. Brown, leaves a daughter, Anita Moore of Huntingdon; two sons, Phillip Kissell of Ripley and Doug Kissell of Covington, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 25, 2003

GATES - Kenneth Lynn Burks, 59, erector of cotton gins, died of cancer Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Ripley. He was a member of Concord First United Methodist Church. Mr. Burks, the husband of Jimmie Sue Young Burks, also leaves three daughters, Susan Burks of Memphis, Lynne Stephens of Dyersburg and Angela Burks of Gates; his mother, Willie V. Burks of Gates; four sisters, Mary McMann of Ripley, Patsy Wright of Gates, Bettye Howard of Bartlett and Julia Davis of Dyersburg; three brothers, Bob Burks of San Antonio, Texas, C. L. 'Pete' Burks of Halls and Jimmy Burks of Gates, and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 19, 1999

Burns, Dewey Calvin
8/15/1962 age 61 years
h/o Pansy NEWMAN
cemetery Walnut Grove

Burroughs, Ruby Lee
11/27/1907---12/10/1974
f. Oscar LENDERMAN m. Mary Elizabeth SMITH
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

HALLS - Lillian Marie Carlson, 87, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Ripley. Ms. Carlson, the widow of Benjamin Carlson, leaves two daughters, Delores Kroeger of Downers Grove, Ill., and Lois Myrick of Halls; a son, Donald Carlson of Rockford, Ill., eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 28, 1992

RIPLEY - Carl Lonnie Cash, 80, died Friday at his home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Cash leaves a sister, Lillie Stark of California.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 29, 1992

Chism, William M
b 20 Dec 1907 d 5 Feb 1933
parents L H Chism - Lena Feasel
farmer, married, drowned
Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Chism, Winford
b 19 Jun 1927 d 7 May 1931
parents Willie Chism - Alma McKnight
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Collins, Bessie Lee
7/30/1890 10/12/62
parents George KELTNER & Tennie RYAN
wife of John Emery COLLINS
cemetery Walnut Grove

John Emery Collins
4/15/1897 8/25/58
parents John COLLINS & Bessie BOX
Walnut Grove

Cook, Edna May w/o Reece
b 19 Jul 1896 d 21 Nov 1924
parents W D Webster & ____ Wilson
cemetery Walnut Grove
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Kathryn Elizabeth Cox, 84, homemaker, of Ripley, died Friday, Aug. 10, at Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Services were held Monday, Aug 13, at Garner Funeral Home with burial at Walnut Grove. Mrs. Cox was the widow of Claud G. Cox. She is survived by daughters, Helen Jackson of Ripley, June Sapp of Halls, and Glenda Bunn of Halls; and sons, Donald Cox, Larry Cox, James Cox, and Danny Cox, all of Ripley; 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, August 15, 2007

RIPLEY - Lillie Mae Cox, 91, homemaker, died Monday of cancer at Parkview Nursing Home in Dyersburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. Mrs. Cox, the widow of Robert E. Cox, leaves a daughter, Mildred Riggs, and a son, William Charles Cox, both of Dyersburg, 27 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 8, 1995

Cox, Robert Ernest
10/14/1898---6/20/1979
f. Albert Franklin COX m. Maud HUFFSTELLER
husband of Lillie Mae COX
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Crafton, Lottie
d 14 Apr 1930 2 yrs old
parent Riley Crafton
cause of death gunshot
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Craig, Ira Franklin
2/5/1895---11/18/1972
f. Luther L. CRAIG m. Emma MILLER
husband of Genevie DIAL
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Irene Craig, 36, bookkeeper for the Bank of Ripley, died of cancer Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Parkview Church of Christ. Mrs. Craig, the wife of George H. 'Mickey' Craig, also leaves a daughter, Laura Anne Craig, and two sons, George H. Craig III and Patrick Bishop Craig, all of the home; her parents, Patsy Blakely of Ripley and James Tankersley of Blytheville, Ark.; two sisters, Charlotte Bartlett of Jacksonville, N.C., and Pamela Tankersley of Ripley, and her grandmother, Faye Bishop of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 26, 1995

Mai Craig
d. 5/17/56 age 60 yrs.
Parents Robert H. SMITH & Idella SMITH
w/o Woodford CRAIG
d. Shelby Co TN
Walnut Grove

Nellie Craig
b. 3 June 1895 d. 19 Feb. 1935
f. W. J. Tripp m. Weaver
wife of Ira
Walnut Grove Cem.
Garner Funeral Home

Craig, Woodford L.
9/6/1892---4/18/1971
f. L.L.CRAIG m. Emma MILLER
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Elsie 'Doll' Crihfield, 71, homemaker, died of heart failure Friday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services were Sunday at Ripley First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home had charge. Mrs. Crihfield, the wife of Van Crihfield, also leaves a daughter, Sharon Morris of Ripley; a son, Greg Crihfield of Memphis; three sisters, Alene Boyd, Laverne Dunavant and Trudy Rylant, all of Ripley; three brothers, Marvin Craig of Dyersburg, and Wade Tucker and Jerry Craig, both of Ripley, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 7, 1998

Martha Frances Crihfield
11/19/1951 11/20/1951
parents Van CRIHFIELD & Elsie CRAIG
Walnut Grove

Crook, Wm F
b 27 Nov 1875 d 21 May 1928
parents Wm C Crook - Glimp
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Curry, J L
d 14 Sep 1931 56 yrs old
b. MO
widowed
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Betty Ann Davis
b. 30 July - d. 30 Sept 1940
f. Phillip Davis b. MS m. Carter b. MS
Walnut Grove Cem.
Garner Funeral Home

Day, James
d 19 Sep 1931 37 yrs old
married
farmer
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Elbie Geraldine Dillingham, 77, homemaker, died Friday at Humboldt Nursing Home. Graveside services were Sunday in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home had charge. She was a member of Ripley First Assembly of God. Mrs. Dillingham, the widow of Warren Paul Dillingham, leaves a son, Warren Stan Dillingham of Jackson; two sisters, Dottie Harrison of Memphis and Lena Glenn of Paducah, Ky., and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 8, 2004

RIPLEY - Warren Paul Dillingham, 78, retired grocery store employee and Hart's Bakery employee, died of heart failure Saturday at Gibson General Hospital in Trenton. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. He was a World War II Army Seventh Division veteran and served in the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Dillingham, the husband of Elbie Harrison Dillingham, also leaves a son, Warren Dillingham of Humboldt, and two granddaughters.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 14, 1997

Dormayer, J.B.
2/22/1918--9/25/1987
husband of Doris DANIELS
Walnut Grove Cem
MALEY-YARBROUGH FUNERAL HOME

Dormayer, Thomas Woodrow
2/9/1913---9/1/1975
f. Andy DORMAYER m. Ellen CHISM
husband of Laura Mai MANSFIELD
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

BLYTHEVILLE - Audie Dunham Jr., 51, of Halls, Tenn., formerly of Blytheville and Tomato, construction worker, died Monday of cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Ripley, Tenn., with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery there. Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville has charge. Mr. Dunham leaves a daughter, Jacky Dunham of Memphis; a son, Audie James Dunham of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; his mother, Edith Dunham of Blytheville; a sister, Victoria Dubois of Albuquerque, and two brothers, Kenneth Dunham of Scobey, Miss., and Randy Dunham of Blytheville.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 30, 1994

RIPLEY - Billy Gene 'Bob' Emerson, 63, employee of Tennessee Electroplating, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mr. Emerson, the husband of Carolyn Jean Adair Emerson, also leaves a stepdaughter, Charlotte Bryant of Henderson; a stepson, Eddie Bryant; two sisters, Eva Jane Mayfield and Molly Barnes, and two brothers, Tommy Barnes and Hank Barnes, all of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 10, 2004

Robert “Bob” England Jr., 54, educator, of Ripley, died Sept. 1 at his home. Services were held Sunday, Sept. 2, at Garner Funeral Home with burial at Walnut Grove Cemetery. He was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Mr. England leaves his wife, Pennie Attaway England; three daughters, Ashley Shirley of Finley, Tenn., Amanda England of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Anna Martin of Virginia Beach, Va.; his parents, Robert and Susane England of Manila, Ark.; one brother, Michael England of Jonesboro, Ark.; and three grandchildren, Hayden and Raina Jo Shirley of Finley, Tenn., and Jewel Martin of Virginia Beach, Va. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or Walnut Grove Cemetery Fund.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, September 5, 2007

RIPLEY - Billy Gene Escue, 66, retired electrician, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Gibson General Hospital in Trenton. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a Mason and a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Escue, the widower of Marie Richards Escue, leaves four daughters, Susan Ward, Tabitha DePriest and Desirae Ray, all of Ripley, and Donna Escue of Monroe, Mich.; two sons, Billy Gene Escue Jr. of Monroe and Conrad L. Escue of Covington; three sisters, Louise May of Halls, Dorothy Smith of Ripley and Betty Dotson of West Memphis, Ark.; two brothers, Walter Escue and Leonard Escue, both of Memphis, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 10, 1997

Faulkner, J L
d 27 Oct 1928 age 65 yrs old
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Thomas Larry Fisher, 61, of Ogden, Utah, formerly of Ripley, retired from the Air Force, died of respiratory failure Wednesday in Ogden. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Fisher, the husband of Martha E. Beard Fisher, also leaves three daughters, Kim Fisher, Jody Risso and Tina Jones; a son, Thomas Edward Fisher, and a stepdaughter, Gail Martinez, all of California; a stepson, Don Milarski of Ogden; a brother, Jim Fisher of Dallas, and 14 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 2, 1996

Billy Enos Floyd
d. 9/9/1948 age 17 yrs
parent John W. FLOYD
place of death Shelby Co TN
Walnut Grove

RIPLEY - Vernell Lavinia Foren, 79, of Ripley, formerly of Blytheville, Ark., homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home here with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. She was a member of Armorel (Ark.) Baptist Church. Mrs. Foren, the widow of Alvin Foren, leaves a daughter, Norma Jean Graham of Jackson; a son, Louis W. Wesley of Hernando, Miss.; two sisters, Lavell Malone of Blytheville and Agnes Craig of Memphis; a brother, Thomas Branam of Atoka, a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 4, 1999

Angelus Freeman
b. 20 Sept 1940 d. 14 Oct 1940
f. Chester Freeman m. Effie McKnight b. TX
Walnut Grove Cem.
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Archie Edward Freeman, 74, retired contractor, died of heart failure Saturday at Lauderdale County Living Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mr. Freeman, the widower of Yoland Gutierrez Freeman, leaves a daughter, Pat Prescott of Ripley; four sons, Eddie Freeman of Stanton, Bill Freeman of Ripley, Patrick Freeman of Halls and David Freeman of Muscatine, Iowa; two brothers, Dan Freeman and Floyd Freeman, both of Halls, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 25, 2001

Burrell Edward Freeman
2/5/1929 11/30/1930
W. E. FREEMAN Barr, TN & WOODS MO
Walnut Grove

John Thomas Freeman
2/21/1891 1/19/1954
parents Wm Jackson FREEMAN & Lavenia MILLER
Walnut Grove

Freeman, Juanita
d 30 Jul 1932 1 yr 10 mo old
parents Wesley Freeman - Woods
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY -- Pauline Bernice Freeman, 70, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. She was a member of New Mitchell Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Freeman, the wife of Rhea R. Freeman, also leaves a daughter, Paula Phillips, and a son, Dana R. Freeman, both of Ripley; two sisters, Eddie Kowalski of Georgetown, Fla., and Ival Dunham of Blytheville, Ark., five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 2, 1993

HALLS - Rhea 'Jiggs' Freeman, 77, retired farmer, died of cancer Tuesday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mr. Freeman, the husband of Rosie Freeman, also leaves a daughter, Paula Phillips, and a son, Dana Freeman, both of Ripley; a sister, Darv Smith of Halls, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorials be sent to the Ripley Rotary Club.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 16, 1997

Freeman, Wesley Edward
b 8 Sep 1905 d 1 Jul 1931
parents Will Freeman - Lou Miller
struck by lightening
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Fulkerson, Almeter Jacob
11/4/1920--5/25/1986
f. Frank FULKERSON m. Ethel KISSELL
husband of Sarah STOKER
Walnut Grove Cem
Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home

Fulkerson, Frank Andrew
2/28/1892 6/2/1962
parents Almeter FULKERSON & SPRAY Walnut Grove

RIPLEY - Leon Fulkerson, 76, retired butcher, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. He was a Baptist and a World War II Navy veteran. He leaves a son, Tony Fulkerson of Bartlett, and a brother, Don Fulkerson of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 4, 2001

Frank Gaia Jr
5/10/1905 12/24/1956
Frank GAIA Sr. & Lizzie BLOUNT
Walnut Grove

Robert J. Gaia
d 2/15/1955 age 10y11m5d
parents Frank GAIA & Birdie Mae SMITH
cause of death hit by car
cemetery Walnut Grove

Gilliland, Arthur Tucker
3/30/1897 9/2/64
parents Frank GILLILAND & Molly PRINCE
husband of Rosa STRAIN
cemetery Walnut Grove

Charles E. Gilliland, 79, farmer, of Henning, died Oct. 16, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services are at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Mr. Gilliland, the husband of Betty Arwood Gilliland for 55 years, also leaves a daughter, Debra Denice Younger and her husband, Berry Younger, of Henning; a sister, Estelle McKee of Ripley; a brother, Robert Gilliland of Ripley, two grandchildren, Kimberley Younger Young and her husband, David Young, of Henning and William Colt Younger of Atlanta, Ga.; and two great-grandchildren, Erin Younger and Ellie Younger, both of Henning.

Gilliland, Louis
b 21 May 1913 d 12 May 1924
parents A P Gilliland, Mary A Goad
cemetery Walnut Grove
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Goad, Louis Abraham
d 21 Oct 1922
married, farmer
cemetery Walnut Grove
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Olivia G. Guerrero, 89, of Ripley, homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 12, at Lauderdale Community Living Center. Graveside services were Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 1:30 p.m., at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home had charge. Mrs. Guerrero leaves two daughters, Juanita Guerrero and Gloria Guerrero; three sons, Santiago G. Guerrero of Ripley, Jesse Guerrero and Luis Guerrero; a brother, Ralph Garcia of Arlington, Texas; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hammock, Allie Maud
d 17 Feb 1933 8 yrs old
parents Johnie Hammock - Maud Gattlin
Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - E. R. Hardy Jr., 70, retired farmer and security guard, died Thursday at Methodist Parkview Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Walnut Grove Baptist Church near here, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Hardy, the husband of Carmen Ersell Hyde Hardy, also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Tisa Wells of Ripley; four sons, Danny Hardy of Houston, Texas, and Harvey Hardy, Mike Hardy and Pa t Hardy, all of Ripley; four sisters, Mrs. Lucille Burroughs of Halls, Mrs. Lois Burroughs of Melrose Park, Ill., and Mrs. Pauline Kissell and Mrs. Eva Sue Young, both of Ripley; five brothers, Warren Hardy and Buddy Houston, both of Ripley, Calvin Hardy and Joe Hardy, both of Halls, and Carlos Hardy of Fort Pillow, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 15, 1991

Joe Ellar Hardy
Hardy, Joella
9/26/1893---1/30/1976
f. R.P. HOUSTON m. Flora EVERHART
wife of E.R.HARDY Sr.
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Hardy, Raymond Neal
1/7/48 6/21/65
parents E. R. HARDY Jr. & Carmen HYDE
cemetery Walnut Grove

Harrison, Cora Bell
12/27/1891---11/24/1980
f. Geo. Hamilton KELTNER m. Tennie RYAN
widow of Frank E.HARRISON
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Harrison, Frank Elihugh
2/13/1883 5/4/1966
parents John HARRISON & Mary Frances NELSON
husband of Cora Bell KELTNER
cemetery Walnut Grove

Haynes, Ethel
9/20/1901---3/2/1973
f. Jake KISSELL m. Belle STEWART
wife of Edgar HAYNES
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - James Urban Haynes, 52, truck driver, died of heart failure Monday at Nashville Metro General Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. He was a Baptist. Mr. Haynes, the husband of Shirley Haynes, also leaves two sons, Brad Haynes and Bobby Haynes, both of Nashville; three sisters, Margie Beard of Covington, Gertrude Slaughter of Munford and Mildred Freeze of Athens, Ala., and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 29, 1998

RIPLEY - Virgil Ray Henderson, 61, retired carpenter, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. He was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Henderson, the husband of Pauline Brazier Henderson, also leaves two daughters, Barbara Clements and Fredia Gillian, and three sons, Kenneth Ray Henderson, Jerry Wayne Henderson and Ricky Gene Henderson, all of Ripley, nine grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 30, 1992

Chalmos O. Holden
11/25/1895---2/5/1973
f. Solomon HOLDEN m. Mary PASCHAL
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Holden, Miss Ruby
b 12 Feb 1905 d 9 Sep 1929
parents Sol Holden, GA & Gorgia Bray
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Holden, Walter W.
12/31/1884---6/16/1971
f. Sol HOLDEN m.--PASCHELL
husband of Ida BLANKENSHIP
cemetery Walnut Grove

Holden, Willard Elvis
b 14 Sep 1907 d 13 Mar 1933
parents W W Holden - Nancy Lunsford
farmer, married, Shelby Co death
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Mark Anthony Holland, 30, employee at WTRB radio station, died Wednesday at his home of an apparent homicide. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Walnut Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Holland, the husband of Rhonda Robinson Holland, also leaves two sons, Marcus Holland and Shawn Holland; his parents, Dan and Mary Holland; a sister, Karen Venable, and a brother, Daniel Holland, all of Ripley; and his grandparents, Pauline Abel of Ripley and Eddie Newell of Florida.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 2, 2000

Holmes, Jessie D.
5/11/1892---12/22/1980
f. Wm. Thos. HOLMES m. Paralee WRIGHT
husband of Corrie F. STEGELL
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Houston, Olgie Cordelius
3/18/1910 11/7/1970
parents Howard HOUSTON & Jennie Bell BRACKIN
husband of Rose Elizabeth LUCAS
cemetery Walnut Grove

Hyde, Marshell Neal
9/28/1902---8/17/1977
f. Marion Franklin HYDE m. Nannie SHARPE
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Jackson, C B
b 25 Oct 1917 d 9 Sep 1933
farmer
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Fannie Jackson
d. 14 Jan. 1935 36 years old
f. Charlie Hammock m. Blakely
Walnut Grove Cem.
Garner Funeral Home

Jerrell, infant
b 20 Sep 1927 d 21 Sep 1927
parents Edward Jerrell & Jimmie Milstead
cemetery Walnut Grove
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Jim E. Jerrell
b. 4 Jul 1882 d. 24 Jul 1942
husband of Eva Newman Jerrell
farmer
cause of death: heart trouble
he was born in Cape Gerardo, Mo.
Walnut Grove Cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Annie Marie Jones, 26, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. She was a member of New Mitchell Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Jones, the wife of Wyman Dale Jones, also leaves a daughter, Tina Marie Jones, and her mother, Cathlene Prater, both of Ripley; her father, William Noble of Lockport, N.Y., and three sisters, Beverly Ann Keltner of Dyersburg, Tammy Lynn Lewis of Burlison and Sherry Lee Tims of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 19, 1997

Jones, Elsie Marie
11/12/1902 5/17/1966
parents Wm. BLANKENSHIP & Captalia OLDS
wife of Herbert M.JONES
cemetery Walnut Grove

Jones, Vera Pearl
b 19 Jun 1931 d 6 Nov 1931
parents Hubert Jones - Elsie Blankinship
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY - William Herbert Jones, 96, retired farmer, died Wednesday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. Mr. Jones leaves three daughters, Eva Helton, Dorothy Lane and Betty Henson; four sons, George Jones, Odean Jones, Rubin Jones and Herbert Jones, and a half-sister, Stella Stephens, all of Ripley, 32 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 14, 1993

Kelly, Maggie
b 24 Apr 1904 d 10 Mar 1928
parents Jno Kelly - Taylor
cemetery Walnut Grove
funeral home Burgess & Peters

George Keltner
3/5/1896 8/7/1944
George KELTNER & Tennie BYRN
d. Shelby Co TN
Walnut Grove

Keltner, George H
b 8 Jun 1852 d 13 Jul 1933
parents Jim Keltner - Jennings
farmer, widowed
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Josephine Palestine Keltner
12/7/1876 3/15/1948
parent George I. KELTNER
w/o O.L. KELTNER
cemetery Walnut Grove

RIPLEY - Oman Kessell, 76, retired custodian, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Ripley First Assembly of God Church, where he was a member, with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Kessell, the husband of Martha Dean Meadows Kessell, also leaves six daughters, Miss Debra Kessell, Mrs. Lora Ray, Mrs. Elizabeth Sanford and Mrs. Charity Hodge, all of Ripley, Mrs. Nancy Ruff of Chicago and Mrs. Mona Shelton of Munford; two sons, Odeas Kessell of Ripley and Jerry Burroughs of Humboldt; two sisters, Mrs. Udie Luzier of California and Mrs. Marge Willingham of Jonesboro, Ark.; seven brothers, Garner Kessell, Myron Kessell, Ike Kessell, Burrell Kessell, Emory Kessell and Bob Kessell, all of Ripley, and E. B. Kessell of Memphis, 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 14, 1991

RIPLEY - Burrell Daniel Kissell, 60, retired maintenance technician, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale of a heart attack. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mr. Kissell leaves two sons, Burrell Lynn Kissell and Timothy M. Kissell, both of Ripley; a sister, Margie Willingham of Jonesboro, Ark.; three brothers, Emery Kissell, Myron Kissell and Bob Kissell, all of Ripley, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 17, 1998

Kissell, Cathy Jean
7/15/1962 6/29/1967
parents Myron KISSELL & Mildred PIPKIN
cemetery Walnut Grove

Douglas Eugene Kissell, 43, paramedic of Ripley and Tipton Co. Ambulance Service, of Ripley, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale, Services were at noon, Saturday, Dec. 22, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home had charge. Mr. Kissell was a member of Brighton Church of Christ. He leaves a daughter, Paige Kissell of Covington and a step-daughter, Rachel Motes also of Covington; his step-mother, Peggy Kissell of Ripley; three sisters, Anita Moore of Huntingdon, Tenn, Cheryl Sinclair of Ripley and Vicki Durham of Brighton; two brothers, Phillip Kissell and Kirk Kissell both of Ripley. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Loretta Brown, his father, Myron Kissell, and a sister, Cathy Jane Kissell.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday December 26, 2007

Mrs. Eara Kissell
7/17/1897 8/25/1956
parents Will FREEMAN & Lue MILLER
w/o E. B. KISSELL
cemetery Walnut Grove

Kissell, Mrs Emma
b 25 Aug 1855 d 7 Oct 1930
father Hobbs mother Lloyd
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Ewing B. Kissell Sr
12/9/1888 3/30/1957
parents Ben KISSELL & Emma HOBBS
cemetery Walnut Grove

RIPLEY - Garner Owen Kissell, 68, retired ambulance attendant, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after a heart attack. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. He was a member of New Mitchell Grove Baptist Church and Ripley Masonic Lodge 630. Mr. Kissell, the husband of Fannie Marie Hendrix Kissell, also leaves six daughters, Janet Steelman and Sara Atto, both of Ripley, Geraldine Prager of Arlington, and Donna Gay, Betty Cutberth and Joy Lowrance, all of Memphis; two stepsons, Jerry Robison of Ripley and Randy Robison of Halls; a sister, Marge Willingham of Jonesboro, Ark.; five brothers, Ike Kissell, Emery Kissell, Myron Kissel, Bobby Kissell and Burell Kissell, all of Ripley, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 26, 1998

HALLS - Harvie Ithmer 'Ike' Kissell, 82, farmer, died of heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery there. He was a member of New Mitchell Grove Baptist Church in Ripley. Mr. Kissell, the husband of Flora Pauline Hardy Kissell, also leaves three daughters, Joyce Jones of Ripley, Margenel Wilson of Memphis and Sandra Langley of Dyersburg; two sons, Ercle Kissell and Garland Kissell, both of Ripley; a sister, Margie Willingham of Jonesboro, Ark.; four brothers, Emory Kissell, Myron Kissell, Bob Kissell and Burrell Kissell, all of Ripley, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 9, 1998

RIPLEY - Linda Sue Layne, 59, died of heart failure Thursday at Saint Francis Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. She was a Methodist. She leaves three daughters, Maria Gibson of Lawrence, Kan., Ann Gibson of Milan and Patty Caprez of St. Joseph, Mich.; a son, James Layne of Dallas; her parents, James and Mary Haislip of Ripley; a sister, Mary Jo Yarbrough of Henning; a brother, Chuck Mount of Ripley, and 12 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 7, 2000

Rev. C. O. Lenderman
Rev. Charles Oster Lenderman
3/18/1872 5/13/1956
Henry LENDERMAN
h/o Mary Elizabeth SMITH
d. Shelby County TN
Walnut Grove

RIPLEY - Ila Louise Lenderman, 77, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. She was a member of Greenlaw Baptist Church in Memphis. Mrs. Lenderman, the widow of Willard Ewell Lenderman, leaves a niece who cared for her, Donna Heinemeyer of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 13, 1997

Lenderman, Kimberly Denice
12/24/1974---12/24/1974
f. Terry Wayne LENDERMAN m. Rebecca C. PULLEY
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Lenderman, Mary Elizabeth
2/15/1884---5/7/1976
f. Jode SMITH
widow of C.O. LENDERMAN (d.1956)
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Lenderman, Odie
8/11/1917---2/20/1978
f. Charlie Oscar LENDERMAN m. Elizabeth SMITH
husband of Louise JOHNSON
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Bruce Lendermon, 70, retired security guard, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. He was a member of Goldust Baptist Mission near here. Lendermon, the husband of Dorothy Douglas Lendermon, also leaves three daughters, Mrs. Charles Gatlin, Mrs. Alfred Wilson and Mrs. Lance Bricco, all of Ripley; seven sons, Kenneth Lendermon, Ewell Lendermon an d Glenn Lendermon, all of Ripley, Carl Wesley Lendermon of Winamac, Ind., Larry Lendermon of Greenville, N.H., Phil Lendermon of Mountain Home, Ark., and Ray Lendermon of Bells; three sisters, Mrs. Lorinne McCullon of Ripley, Mrs. Almeda Wicker of Memphi s and Mrs. Frances Spraggs of Milton, Fla.; a brother, Ewell Lendermon of Memphis, and 13 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 9, 1991

RIPLEY - Dorothy Louise Lendermon, 76, homemaker, died Wednesday at Baxter Regional Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. She was a member of Ripley Church of God. Mrs. Lendermon, the widow of Clarence Bruce Lendermon, leaves three daughters, Norma Elaine Gatlin of Memphis, Elizabeth Ann Wilson of Ripley and Lilliam Rose Lee of Mountain Home; seven sons, Carl Wesley Lendermon of Winamac, Ind., Larry Bruce Lendermon of Greenfield, N.H., Charles Phillip Lendermon of Salesville, Ark., Kenneth Jack Lendermon and William Ewell Lendermon, both of Ripley, Clifford Ray Lendermon of Clarkridge, Ark., and Glen Allen Lendermon of Halls; a sister, Joy Green of Memphis; four brothers, Billy Douglas of Jacksonville, Fla., Preston Douglas of Somerville, Wallace Douglas of Atoka and Charlie Douglas of Maryville, 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 13, 2002

RIPLEY - Ewell Linderman, 77, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired taxi driver, died Saturday morning at Eastwood Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Walnut Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Greenlawn Baptist Church in Memphis. Mr. Linderman, husband of Louise Henson Linderman, also leaves three sisters, Lorene McCollum of Ripley, Almeda Wicker of Memphis and Frances Sprague of Milton, Fla.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 20, 1992

RIPLEY - Cecil Monroe Long, 65, retired supervisor for Lauderdale County Highway Department, died of cancer Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mr. Long, the husband of Beverly Welch Long, also leaves two sons, Tony Long and Jeff Long, both of Ripley; three sisters, Earline Whittle of Virginia Beach, and Opal Stokes and Gracie Dunavent, both of Southaven; a brother, Charles Long of Albany, Ga., and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 11, 1998

Long, Thelma Louise
d 20 Apr 1928 age 1 yr 2 mo
parents O E Long - Miller
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Danny Thomas Lovelady
died 8/28/1956
parents James Elmer LOVELADY & Mary Nell DAVIS
Walnut Grove

Lundgreen, J P
b 7 Apr 1848 d 4 Sep 1933
parents John Lundgreen, Sweden
farmer, widowed
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Mattie Lundgreen
LOCALS--Mrs. J. P. Lundgreen died at her home on Brownsville street Monday night. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. F. SAVAGE and the remains were laid to rest in Walnut Grove Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. She was 66 years of age. ( parents William Watson - Mary E White )
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Friday April 8, 1932 Lauderdale County

Jessie Leroy May
May, Jesse Leroy
6/7/1921---10/26/1980
f. Houston MAY m. Nancy Maud JOHNSON
husband of Virginia Louise ESCUE
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Virginia Louise May, 78, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, homemaker, died Tuesday of heart failure at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Bible Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. May, the widow of Leroy May, leaves two daughters, Linda Samples of Memphis and Anita Emerson of Halls; two sisters, Dorothy Smith of Memphis and Betty Dodson of West Memphis, Ark.; two brothers, Walter Escue and Leonard Escue, both of Memphis, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 26, 1998

RIPLEY - Hershel Benton McAllister, 59, retired refrigeration mechanic, died of heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Gates. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He leaves two daughters, Betsy Sylvester and April McAllister, both of Ripley; two stepdaughters, Katrina Greer of Dyersburg and Miranda Greer of North Dakota; a stepson, Timothy Greer of North Dakota; a brother, Curtis McAllister of Alabama, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 27, 1999

RIPLEY - Lorene McCollum, 90, retired nurse for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale, died there Thursday of heart failure. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. McCollum, the widow of Charlie McCollum, leaves four daughters, Betty Sewell, Lois Beard and Donna Heinemeyer, all of Ripley, and Mary Bullard of Memphis; three sons, Ernest McCollum of Lewisburg, Ohio, James McCollum of Oakland and Danny McCollum of Memphis; a sister, Frances Sprague of Milton, Fla., 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Calvary Hill Baptist Church Building Fund.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 25, 2001

J. T. McFarland
McFarland, James Thomas
b 19 Nov 1912 d 5 Feb 1933
parents Robert McFarland - Alice Lea Cunningham
farmer, married, drowned
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peter Funeral Home

McMillan, Nellie
d 30 May 1927 age 45 yrs old
parents Pink York & Spears
w/o M C
cemetery Walnut Grove
funeral home Burgess & Peters

McMillan, Tommie
d 23 Jul 1927 age 16 yrs old
parent Merritt McMillan
cemetery Walnut Grove
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Miller, infant
b 29 Oct 1923 d 19 Nov 1923
parent W P Miller
cemetery Walnut Grove
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Miller, W R, Jr.
b 20 Nov 1927 d 29 May 1931
parents W R Miller - McClellan
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Martin B. Mitchell
10/16/1880 7/5/1930
parents John MITCHELL SC & Katherine WILLIAMS TN
cause of death hit by auto on highway; no doctor
laborer
cemetery Walnut Grove

Betty Lucille Brown Mohr, 83, hostess at the Peabody in Memphis, of Millington, died Friday, Oct. 5, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services were held Monday, Oct. 8, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Ms. Mohr, preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Shields, leaves one son, J.R. Craig of Atoka, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Willie L. Morgan
Morgan, Willie Ethel
2/24/1891 6/14/1966
parents Will LUNSFORD & Jane FORTNER
Wife of Quincey L. MORGAN d. 1938
cemetery Walnut Grove

RIPLEY - Mary Frances Newman, 64, retired bookkeeper, died of cancer Monday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Newman, the wife of R. L. Newman, also leaves three sons, Randall Lee Newman, Kendall Newman and Alan Newman, all of Ripley; a sister, Kate Rice of Athens; a brother, Ray Mills of Ripley, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 15, 2000

RIPLEY - Raymond Lee 'Buddy' Newman, 74, retired mechanic, died of heart failure Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. He was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Newman, the widower of Mary Frances Newman, leaves three sons, Randall Lee Newman, Kendall Newman and Alan Newman, all of Ripley; two sisters, Dorothy Conrad of Drummonds and Linda Smith of Atoka; a brother, Paul Newman of Memphis, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 3, 2000

Newman, Will
d 15 Nov 1926 no age given
parents Bill Newman & Blackwell
single
cemetery Walnut Grove
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Panky, Silas
b 28 Jan 1856 d 13 May 1928
b ILL
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Louis M. Peacock
b. 5 Nov. 1880 d. 20 Jan. 1935
f. Henry Peacock m. Mary Ann Baker
husband of Versa Brown Peacock
Walnut Grove Cem.
Garner Funeral Home

Peggy Lea Peacock
b. 10 Oct. 1935 d. 8 Nov. 1935
f. B. J. Peacock m. Gladys Steffens
Dyer Co. death
Walnut Grove Cem.
Garner Funeral Home

Poff, Owen Preston
b 8 Dec 1908 d 25 Aug 1926
parents Dr Wm F Poff & Fannie Lackey, AR
Mr. Preston Poff, 19, was killed by the “Chickasaw Flyer” near the factory of the Ripley Box & Basket Co. at an early hour Wednesday morning. He was an employee at the factory, and from where he lived on Brownsville Street had to cross the tracks of the I.C. Railroad to get to his work, but just how the accident happened we have been unable to ascertain. The young man had only resided here a few months, making his home with Mr. and Mrs. Pete Lundgreen. He was a son of Dr. M.F. Poff of Tomato, Ark., who was called here by his death. The remains were interred in Walnut Grove cemetery yesterday afternoon.

RIPLEY - James W. 'Billy' Powell, 80, retired superintendent of Lauderdale County Water Department and fire chief of Northwest Lauderdale County Fire Department, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher, with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a former Lauderdale County commissioner. Mr. Powell, the husband of Vonteec Powell, also leaves two daughters, Cheryl Chism and Nancy Beard, both of Ripley; two sisters, Peggy Lyell of Ripley and Elizabeth Kerr of Des Arc, Ark., and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 8, 2004

Quick, Joe Franklin
8/23/1891 12/19/64
parents Sam QUICK & Mittie GRAY
cemetery Walnut Grove

Rhodes, Earl
d 5 Nov 1929 age 35 yrs old
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

A. A. Ross
b. 8 Jan. 1860 d. 2 Feb.1935
f. James A. Ross b. IL
Walnut Grove Cem.
Garner Funeral Home

Annie Ross
4/4/1868 6/27/1955
parents Monroe ANYAN & Frances SNELL
b. IL
cemetery Walnut Grove

RIPLEY - Lorraine Ruff, 76, retired machine operator for the Zenith Co., died Saturday morning of cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. She was a Catholic. She leaves a son, Ronald Ruff of Ripley; a sister, Florence Lanasa of Whittier, Calif., three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 18, 1995

Sapp, M I
b 14 Aug 1849 d 4 Dec 1929
parents John Madison Sapp, TX - Reed
b GA
Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Sapp, Wm. Ernest
4/1/1909---9/19/1973
f. Ed SAPP
husband of June COX
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Ignacio Servin Jr., 3-year-old son of Ignacio and Irene Servin of Ripley, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Victory Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He also leaves three brothers, David Walls, Lucas Walls and Rubin Servin, all of Ripley, and his grandparents, Manuela Gomez, Agustin Servin, Higimiao Laredo and Juagguina Hernandez, all of Mexico.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 3, 2004

RIPLEY - Mary Ann Craig Shield, 58, of Mt. Prospect, Ill., formerly of Ripley, died of cancer Monday at her home. Services will be at noon Saturday at Walnut Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Shield, the wife of Milton Shield, also leaves a daughter, Susan Le of Mt. Prospect; three sons, James Fusco of Streamwood, Ill., David Shield of Boston and Mikkel Shield of Mt. Prospect; her parents, James Hiram 'Bud' Craig of Ripley and Betty Brown Mohr of Schaumburg, Ill.; a sister, Pennie Craig Kirby, and a brother, James Robert Craig, both of Ripley, and four grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 17, 1999

RIPLEY - Rev. Alvin Leo Slaughter, 68, minister and retired employee of Illinois Central Railroad, died of cancer Wednesday at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. He was a member of Stanton Baptist Church. He was a Mason and a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Slaughter, the husband of Gertrude Slaughter, also leaves two daughters, Barbara Tucker of Halls and Deborah Simon of Kansas City, Kan.; a son, Alvin Slaughter of Halls; a sister, Francis Ballard of Memphis; five brothers, Everette Slaughter and Ricky Slaughter, both of Osceola, Ark., Willis Slaughter of Luxora, Ark., Jesse Slaughter of Blytheville and Samual Slaughter of Hilo, Hawaii, and eight grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 30, 1996

Smith, Alonza
b 6 Feb 1933 d 7 Oct 1933
parents F E Smith - Bray
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Dorothy Escue Smith
Dorothy A. Smith, 82, retired nursing assistant, of Ripley, died Monday, Nov.19, at Methodist North Hospital. Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband Forrest Smith. She leaves three sons, Forrest A. Smith and Jerry Smith, both of Memphis, and William Russell Smith of Nashville; a sister, Betty Dodson of West Memphis, Ark.; two brothers, Leonard Escue of Bartlett, Tenn. and Walter Escue of Memphis; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Smith, F. “Little Roy”
Smith, Roy Franklin
b 2 Sep 1928 d 26 Aug 1929
parents Joe M Smith - Chisholm
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Smith, Frank A.
2/9/1903---2/28/1979
f. Robt. SMITH m. Della __
husband of Rosie Lee HOWSE
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Smith, infant son
b 19 Sep 1931 d 19 Sep 1931
parents Frank & Rosa House Smith
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Smith, infant son
d 14 Aug 1933
parents Frank Smith - Rosa House
stillborn
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

Smith, Mrs J F
b 6 Dec 1859 d 9 Aug 1929
b IN
Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Joe M. Smith
Smith, Wm. Joseph Mural
4/18/1898---5/17/1980
f. Robt. Nixon SMITH m. Binnie Idella __
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Lillie Tucker Smith
Caroline (Lillie) SMITH
10/21/1908---7/8/1979
f. James TUCKER m. Martha CHISM
wife of Joe M.SMITH
cemetery Walnut
Grove Garner Funeral Home

Smith, Minnie
An angel visited in the home of Mr. J.W. Smith on June 4, 1926, at 10 o'clock p.m. and took from him, his companion. Mrs. J.W. Smith will be remembered as Miss Minnie M. Tripp; was born April 10, 1891; professed faith in Christ at the age of 16 and united with Mitchell Grove Church. On May 13, 1914 she was married to J.W. Smith and to this union were born five children, two of whom have gone on before. Minnie was a kind and loving mother and always ready to help the sick and ones in need as far as she could, and to speak to the sinners and try to get them to leave sin and be workers for the Lord. She is survived by a husband and three little boys, father, stepmother, one sister, one stepsister, three step-brothers, and a host of friends and relatives who mourn her death. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Ewell Hughes, and were attended by a large crowd, after which the remains were laid to rest in Walnut Grove cemetery under a mound of flowers. (parents W J Tripp & Weaver) THE LAUDERDALE ENTERPRISE Friday June 11, 1926

Smith, R Allen
b 23 Jun 1894 d 7 Oct 1928
parents Bob Smith - Smith, IN
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Smith, Robert Cathel
5/29/1918---8/6/1974
f. Robert A. SMITH m. Hattie Ann JENKINS
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Rosie Lee Smith, 87, homemaker, died Saturday of heart failure at Lauderdale Health Care Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith, the widow of Frank A. Smith, leaves a sister, Dorothy Austin of Blytheville, Ark.; and four brothers, Pete Groves of Osceola, Ark., Jim Ross of Ripley, and Omer Ross and Robert Ross, both of Idabel, Okla.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 9, 1996

Smith, Roy Franklin
b 2 Sep 1928 d 26 Aug 1929
parents Joe M Smith - Chisholm
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Smith, Virgil Elijah
1/22/1891 8/5/1965
parents Jas. Franklin SMITH & Candice BOX
cemetery Walnut Grove

J. P. Snyder
J. P., little son of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Snyder, near Arp, died Thursday of last week and was buried Friday at Walnut Grove cemetery.
The Lauderdale County Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee, August 27, 1926

RIPLEY - Bertha Stacey, 101, died Tuesday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center after a long illness. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church near here. Mrs. Stacey, the widow of Jesse Stacey, leaves three daughters, Alma Lyell, Leona Herron and Mildred Dowdy, all of Ripley; a sister, Rosie Gilliland of Milan, five grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 14, 1992

Jesse Stacy
8/1/1887 4/28/58
parents Sid STACY & Annie ?
b. MO
Walnut Grove

Strain, Allie Murrow
5/17/1898---4/13/1971
f. William Jackson STRAIN m. Mattie HOLDEN
husband of Mildred BAIN
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

RIPLEY - Dalomen E. 'Bud' Strain, 74, retired diesel mechanic, died of cancer Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near here. He was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Chuch. Mr. Strain, the husband of Maxine Burns Strain, also leaves two daughters, Carol Crook of Ripley and Debra Bunso of Munford; three sons, Jimmy Strain, David Strain and Ricky Strain, all of Memphis; two sisters, Juanita Deavila of Brownsville and Margie Strain of Gates; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 25, 1997

Strain, Dorothy Virginia
b 14 Dec 1926 d 14 Jun 1928
parents A M Strain - House
cause of death burns
Shelby Co death
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Lula Mai Strain
9/15/1899 1/18/1958
parents Wm BLANKENSHIP & Captola OLDS
cemetery Walnut Grove

Strain, Mattie
d 6 May 1928 age 55 yrs old
parents Sol Holden, GA - Paschal, GA
w/o W J
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Strain, Robert D.
9/17/1902---6/12/1978
f. William STRAIN Mattie HOLDEN
husband of Vernie May HOUSE
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Vernie Mai Strain
Strain, Verna Mae
10/12/1905---6/12/1979
f. J. E. House m. Virgie Ross
wife of R. E. Strain
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Eva Swimms
10/21/54 age 56 yrs.
parent Jacob Kissell
cemetery Walnut Grove

Thompkins, Dollie May
d 25 Oct 1928 age 7 yrs old
parent Bill Thompkins
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Todd, James Richard (Jeff)
1/3/1970--3/4/1985
f. Kenneth Eugene Todd
m. Nell Pully
Walnut Grove Cem
MALEY-YARBROUGH FUNERAL HOME

N. Sykes Tripp
N. S. Tripp
b. 23 Dec. 1881 d. 20 Nov 1940
f. Washington Tripp b. MO m. Willie
widower
order by Alfred Tripp
Walnut Grove Cem.
Garner Funeral Home

Mrs. Demares Tucker,75 years of age, died Wednesday of paralysis at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Roberts, near Arp, and was buried at Walnut Grove cemetery Thursday.
Enterprise, Ripley, Tennessee Friday January 30.1925

Tucker, James Robert
1/22/1915 1/10/1967
parents James R. Tucker & Martha Chisholm
husband of Lois Chipman
cemetery Walnut Grove

Mary Alice Tucker
9/8/1907 3/27/1954
parents Albert Walker & Josephine Keltner
w/o H.E. Tucker
Walnut Grove

RIPLEY -- Wanda Louise Eakes Turnage, 53, employee of Magnetek Universal Electric Co. for 18 years, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale after a heart attack. Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Turnage, the wife of Bobby Gene Turnage, also leaves a son, Bobby Gene Darnell Turnage of Halls; her mother, Clessie M. Eakes of Memphis; two sisters, Peggy Coats of Memphis and Jean Wilson of Cookeville, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 2, 1994

Milo Vaness
d. 4 Feb 1942 51 years old
husband of Montie
farmer
Shelby Co. death cause of death: burns
Walnut Grove Cem.
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

James Roy Vaughn
11/5/1951 11/5/1951
parents Roy VAUGHN & Mary Helen WILLIAMS
Walnut Grove

Walker, Charles Porter
b 23 Sep 1902 d 23 Sept 1924
parents Albert Walker, Josie Keltner
carpenter
cemetery Walnut Grove
funeral home Burgess & Peters

Watkins, Ben
d 29 Mar 1930 age 54 yrs old
parents Jack Watkins, AL - Rowena Owens, AL
h/o Fannie Hammock
cemetery Walnut Grove
Garner Funeral Home

Welch, William Jr
b 15 Apr 1932 d 15 Jan 1933
parents Roy Welch - Inez Folkner
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters Funeral Home

RIPLEY -- Dorothy Almeda Wicker, 67, of Memphis, formerly of Ripley, retired nurse's assistant, died Thursday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Walnut Grove Baptist Church near Ripley with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Schoolfield Baptist Church in Memphis. Mrs. Wicker, the widow of Leon Boyce Wicker, leaves three daughters, Linda Faye Stafford, Carolyn Elizabeth Skrolki and Lois Gean Bartlett, all of Memphis; two sons, Jame s Lanny Wicker of Bethel Springs and David Leon Wicker of Memphis; two sisters, Lorene McCollum of Ripley and Frances Sprague of Milton, Fla., 10 grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 15, 1994

RIPLEY - James Leon Williams, 78, retired police officer, died of heart failure Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. He was a deacon at Walnut Grove Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Williams, the husband of Ida Northcott Williams, also leaves a daughter, Linda Meadows of Ripley; two sisters, Shirley Worlds of Ripley and Montene Geiger of Memphis; a brother, Odell Williams of Ormond Beach, Fla., two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 12, 2001

Williams, Siota
26 Oct 1857-15 Jan 1946
father: Meakin WILLIAMS
wd of James Wash. WILLIAMS
Walnut Grove
Halls Funeral Home

Johnnie Ray Willis
11/8/1950 1/18/1951
parents Clyde L. WILLIS & Beatrice BOX
cemetery Walnut Grove

Richard “Poodle Head” Wilson, 51, factory worker, of Ripley, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Lauderdale Community Living Center. Services were held Friday, Feb. 15, at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. He leaves his mother, Helen Wilson of Ripley; three sons, Jamie Maxwell, Michael Wilson, and Ricky Wilson, all of Ripley; two sisters, Carolyn Smith and Tammy Hendrix, both of Ripley; and two brothers, Steve Wilson and Barry Wilson, both of Ripley; and five grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wood, Mrs Lillian w/o Ed
d 12 May 1927
father - Gilliland
cemetery Walnut Grove
Burgess & Peters

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