OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Whitefield Assembly of God Cemetery

RIPLEY - Ruby J. Allmon, 83, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Whitefield Assembly, where she was a member, with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Allmon, the widow of Claude Alfred Allmon, leaves three daughters, Betty Hogue of Dyersburg, and Ruby Vaness and Rebecca Sturgis, both of Ripley; two sons, Luke Allmon of Dyersburg and Alfred Allmon Jr. of Ripley; a brother, Jesse Hold of Ripley, 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 5, 2001

Barcroft, Augusta Lee
8/17/1882---4/9/1976
f. Daniel BARCROFT m. Mary COVINGTON
husband of Herdie ROSS
cemetery Whitefield

RIPLEY - Curtis Lee Barcroft, 71, retired boilermaker, died of cancer Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. He was a Shriner and a 32nd Degree Mason. Mr. Barcroft, the husband of Pauline Jones Barcroft, also leaves five daughters, Cherie Sleyter and Barbara Derengowski, both of Troy, Linda Carter of Bartlett, Brenda Frazier of Memphis and Betty Morris of Ripley; two stepsons, David Oldsof Gates and Mike Olds of Ripley, 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 26, 2000

Barcroft, Herdie C.
10/25/1887---11/27/1980
f. John ROSS m. Rebecca ______
wife of Augusto Lee BARCROFT
cemetery Whitefield

RIPLEY - Wilma Kathryn Barcroft, 86, homemaker, died Monday at Crestview Healthcare Center in Brownsville. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitefield Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Barcroft, the widow of Bernie Barcroft, leaves two daughters, Steva Banks of Brownsville and Penny Pursell of Ripley; a son, Bennie Barcroft of Ripley, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 24, 2003

RIPLEY - James Herbert Bates, 88, retired farmer, died of heart failure Friday at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Dyersburg. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. Mr. Bates, the widower of Bertha Lorene Williams Bates, leaves four sisters, Martha Bates and Katherine Wheeler, both of Little Rock, Ida Stone of Kenton and Frances Hoye of Ripley; three brothers, Noah Bates of Dyersburg, Euell Bates of Paris and William Bates of Chicago, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 2, 1999

Mildred Louise Bilby, 90, of Memphis, died Monday, March 10, at Mid-South Health and Rehab. Services will be on Thursday, March 13, at 1 p.m., at Whitefield Assembly of God in Ripley with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Bilby; daughters Lillian Harrison of Memphis, Jean Lucas of Port St. Lucie, Fla., sister Letisha Scoggins of Memphis, and Agnes Williams of Memphis; her brother Delmus Connell of Ripley; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Ms. Bilby was preceded in death by her son Marvin L. Mathis.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, March 12, 2008

RIPLEY - Leonard Connell, 82, retired tomato farmer and county school bus driver, died of pneumonia Saturday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitefield Assembly of God, where he was a deacon, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Connell, the husband of Mollie Sue Hendren Connell, also leaves a daughter, Barbara Joyce Trisler of Florissant, Mo.; two sons, Darrell Connell of Memphis and Don Connell of Ripley; four sisters, Flossie Tims of Ripley, and Letitia Scoggins, Louise Bilby and Agnes Williams, all of Memphis, and two brothers, Delmus Connell and Eugene Connell, both of Ripley. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Whitefield Assembly of God Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 1, 1996

RIPLEY -- Lewis Connell, 68, produce farmer, died Wednesday night of cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitefield Assembly of God near here, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Connell, the husband of Dorothy Langley Connell, also leaves a daughter, Sheila Prater of Henning; two sons, Gayle Connell and Barry Connell, both of Ripley; four sisters, Louise Bilby, Agnes Williams and Let itia Scoggins, all of Memphis, and Flossie Tims of Ripley; three brothers, Leonard Connell, Eugene Connell and Delmus Connell, all of Ripley, and five grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 24, 1994

RIPLEY - Maxwell Eugene Connell, 68, retired state employee, died of cancer Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Whitefield Assembly of God Church with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Lakeview Open Bible Church and a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Connell, the husband of Dorothy Jane Esra Connell, also leaves a daughter, Rhonda Medford of Ripley; two sons, Randy Eugene Connell of Burlison and Roger Connell of Germantown; four sisters, Flossie Tims of Ripley, and Louise Bilby, Agnes Williams and Letitia Scoggins, all of Ripley; a brother, Delmus Connell of Ripley, and six grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 17, 1997

Ripley - Mollie Sue Connell, 86, homemaker, died Friday at Ripley Healthcare & Rehab. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Whitefield Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Connell, the widow of Leonard Connell, leaves a daughter, Joy Trisler of Florissant, Mo.; two sons, Don Connell of Ripley and Darrell Connell of Memphis, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 27, 2005

RIPLEY - Oreas Parchman Connell, 81, homemaker, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale of complications from Alzheimer disease. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whitefield Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Connell, the widow of Aubrey Connell, leaves a daughter, Audrey Jennings of Ripley; a son, Andy Connell of Key West, Fla., and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 7, 2000

Edwards, J.W.
10/18/1909---4/21/1972
f. Ben EDWARDS m. Emma PRICE
husband of Mamie McBROOM
cemetery Whitefield

RIPLEY - Mamie Lee Edwards, 80, died Wednesday at her home after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Whitefield Cemetery near Ripley. She was a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Edwards, the widow of J. W. Edwards, leaves three daughters, Ruthie Mae Booker of Benton Harbor, Mich., Martha Jane Marbry of Covington and Betty Jean Pounds of Bradford; three sons, Jimmy Wayne Edwards, Cecil William Edwards and Raymond Webb Edwards, al l of Ripley; three sisters, Margaret Ervin of Ripley, Frances Spiller of Henning and Ann Best of Drew, Miss.; a brother, Aubrey McBroom of Memphis, 27 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 11, 1993

Edwards, Robt. E.
1/5/1937---11/30/1978
f. J.W.EDWARDS m. Mamie McBROOM
husband of Joyce Marie GALLARD
cemetery Whitefield

Raymond F. Escue, 79, of Memphis, retired butcher, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Whitefield Cemetery in Ripley, Tenn. He was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God. He leaves his wife, Ruth Escue; three sons, Raymond Anderson and Ray Escue, both of Memphis, and Montie Escue of Toone, Tenn.; two brothers, Melvin Escue of Henning, Tenn., and Cleveland Escue of Southaven, and three grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to the Lupus Foundation.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 3, 1991

Tessie Ruth Escue
RUTH ESCUE, 82, of Memphis, homemaker, died of Alzheimer disease Sunday at Sunbridge Nursing Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Family Funeral Care with burial in Whitefield Assembly of God Cemetery in Ripley, Tenn. She was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church and a foster mother for more than 150 babies for the Jewish Family Services. Mrs. Escue, the widow of Raymond Fletcher Escue, leaves two sons, Raymond Anderson Escue of Memphis and Montie Escue of Waverly, Tenn.; a sister, Williemena Childress of Millington; a grandson whom she raised, Ray Escue Jr. of Memphis, and three other grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 17, 1999

Ripley - David Lee Fincher, 47, employee of Todd's, died Monday, January 9, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 11 at Yarbrough Chapel with burial in Whitefield Cemetery.
Yarbrough Funeral Home
731-635-5005
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 11, 2006

Kathy Joanne Goodwin
10/26/1959 5/28/1960
parents Clyde GOODWIN & Wilma WILSON
d. Shelby Co TN
cemetery Whitefield

RIPLEY - Mrs. Mattie Luella Goodwin, 87, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. She was a member of Central Assembly of God. Mrs. Goodwin, the widow of John William Goodwin, leaves two daughters, Mrs. Cora Sue Berryhill of Searcy, Ark., and Mrs. Orese Walker of Ripley; two sons, Clyde Goodwin of Memphis and William Goodwin of Michie; three sisters, Ms. Era Smith, Ms. Ethel Pankey and Ms. Thelma Goodwin, all of Ripley; two brothers, Luther Shands and Norman Shands, both of Ripley, 37 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 23, 1991

Goodwin, Thomas Edward
7/22/1939---7/12/1975
f. John GOODWIN m. Mattie SHANDS
cemetery Whitefield

Grimes, Albert W.
11/22/1892 6/13/1965
parents J.L. GRIMES & Mary WOODY
h/o Ora Lee DANLEY
cemetery Whitefield

RIPLEY - Helen Haislip Grimes, 70, homemaker, died of heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. She was a member of Halls Assembly of God. Mrs. Grimes, the widow of Wesley Hale Grimes, leaves a stepdaughter, Olivia Jean Farris of Glendale, Ariz.; two sisters, Catherine Miller of Henning and Linda Tucker of Ripley, and five stepgrandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 4, 2001

Grimes, Martha
7/21/1915---11/9/1973
f. Sam HOLT m. Grace LESTER
wife of Ben GRIMES
cemetery Whitefield

Grimes, Sylvia
died 1/21/67 age 36 years
parent Robert GRIMES
d. IL
cemetery Whitefield

Haislip, Pinkney
7/9/1899---9/24/1972
f. George HAISLIP m. Lucy DIDCOMB
husband of Emma BRADEN
cemetery Whitefield

RIPLEY - Buford Carlton Harrison, 81, retired brick mason, died of congestive heart failure Monday at Ripley Healthcare. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Whitefield Assembly of God with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Mr. Harrison, the husband of Carrie Dell Harrison, also leaves five daughters, Sylvia Hale of Parkville, Mo., Beauton Nichols and Jane Connell, both of Ripley, Carolyn DeLeo of Clearwater, Fla., and Rosemary Jackson of Germantown; a son, Buford C. Harrison Jr. of Winsboro, La.; a sister, Elma Brown of Ripley, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 13, 1999

RIPLEY -- Jacob Sanford Haynes, 86, retired farmer, died Wednesday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Whitefield Assembly of God, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Haynes, the husband of Katie Bell Lassiter Haynes, also leaves two daughters, Betty Boyd of Memphis and Peggy Maness of Ripley; three sons, Carey Lee Haynes of Grafton, Calif., Lewis D. Haynes of Sacramento, Calif., and James L. Haynes of Ripley; a sister, Doris Savage of Ripley, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 20, 1994

RIPLEY - Katie Bell Haynes, 92, homemaker, died Wednesday at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Whitefield Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Haynes, the widow of Jacob Sanford Haynes, leaves two daughters, Betty Boyd of Cordova and Peggy Maness of Ripley; three sons, Carey Lee Haynes of Grafton, Va., Lewis Haynes of Sacramento, Calif., and Jimmy Haynes of Ripley, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 2, 2004

Hill, Mary Viona
2/13/1909---12/24/1977
f. Edgar LANGLEY m. Alice HANCOCK
widow of Wilbur HILL
cemetery Whitefield

Hill, Wilbur A.
2/13/1909 2/10/1966
parents Alz HILL & Cora AUTRY
h/o Viona LANGLEY
cemetery Whitefield

Holt, Dorothy Kay
5/27/1965 11/17/1965
parents Wm. Eugene HOLT & Norma Gean GRIMES
cemetery Whitefield

Holt, Frank
died 10/10/1962
parents Zack HOLT & Louise THURMOND
h/o Modie May MARTIN
cemetery Whitefield

Holt, infant
5/27/1965---5/27/1965
parents Wm Eugene HOLT & Norma Gean GRIMES
cemetery Whitefield

Holt, May Maudie
7/7/1890 8/19/1970
parents George MARTIN & Mary Elizabeth GRAY
w/o Frank HOLT
b. KY
cemetery Whitefield

Holt, Sam
11/11/1888---10/29/1969
parents Zack HOLT & Lou
h/o Irene
b. AR
cemetery Whitefield

William Eugene Holt, 69, retired truck driver, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, April 10, at Henry County Medical Center. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 12, at Whitefield Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Goldie Blound Holt; a daughter, Patsy Harris of Paris, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The Lauderdale Voice, Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ripley - Frances Hoye, 82, retired farmer, died June 11, 2006 at her home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13 at Garner Funeral Home with Whitefield Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
731-635-1271
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 13, 2006

Ripley - Rachel Louise Jackson, 93, died July 3, 2006 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. July 4 and funeral services will be at 10 a.m. July 5 at Garner Funeral Home. Burial, Whitefield Cemetery.
Garner Funeral Home
731-635-1271
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 4, 2006

Kent, Ester L. Hatman
RIPLEY - Ester L. Kent Hatman, 70, retired Tupperware employee, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Whitefield Assembly of God near Ripley with burial in the church cemetery. Yarbrough Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hatman leaves six daughters, Helen Wilson, Betty Fincher, Martha Hadcock and Jannie Mathis, all of Ripley, Paulette Flack of Singer, La., and Barbara Clark of Murfreesboro; three sons, Billy W. Kent and Jimmy Kent, both of Ripley, a nd William A. Kent of Memphis; five sisters, Beatrice Daniels of Brownsville, Genora Morris of Dyersburg, Margare Williams of Ripley, Dorothy Hardy of Halls and Bobbie Escue of Gates; four brothers, Jimmy Crossen of Whitehaven, Willard D. Crossen of Olympia, Wash., Walter Crossen of Brownsville and Guy Crossen of Apopka, Fla., 28 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 7, 1992

Kent, Wm. Ellis
5/1/1911---10/14/1979
f. Henry KENT m. Elizabeth ____
b. MS
cemetery Whitefield

RIPLEY - Betty Jane Sanders Kirkpatrick, 58, homemaker, died of respiratory failure Wednesday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitefield Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Kirkpatrick, the wife of Don Kirkpatrick, also leaves a daughter, Mary Beth Caldwell of Ripley; a son, Mark Kirkpatrick of Biscoe, Ark.; a sister, Mary Alice Starnes of Munford; six brothers, Jessie Sanders of Santa Rosa, Calif., Talmadge Sanders of San Diego, and Zelford Sanders, Albert Sanders, Charles Sanders and Jasper Sanders, all of Ripley, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 13, 2000

Marbry, Frances Rebecca
died 11/19/1964 age 19 years
parents J. W. EDWARDS & Mamie LEE
d. IL
cemetery Whitefield

Mathis, James Marvin
12/2/1905---8/17/1964
parents Robert A. MATHIS & Bessie DUNN
h/o Louise CONNELL
cemetery Whitefield

COVINGTON - Wyman H. Mathis, 65, owner-operator of Wyman's Treasure House, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley with burial in Whitefield Cemetery near there. He leaves a daughter, Kim Parker, and two sons, Keith Mathis and Kenneth Mathis, all of Lexington; a sister, Maxine Jones of Franklin, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 1, 1992

Maxwell, Clarence Lofton
9/10/1895---11/17/1966
parents Henry MAXWELL & Betty
h/o Frankie Mae GOODWIN
cemetery Whitefield

Maxwell, Frankie Mae
10/20/1897---4/28/1967
parents Robert H.GOODWIN & Cora POUNDS
w/o Lofton MAXWELL d.1966
cemetery Whitefield

Parchman, Sim
2/5/1889---11/21/1976
f. J.R. PARCHMAN m. Ella REVIERE
husband of Maggie WHEATLEY
cemetery Whitefield

RIPLEY - Willie Lee Parchman, 84, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitefield Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Parchman, the widow of James Parchman, leaves a daughter, Sylvia Rose; a sister, Genell Fergason, and a brother, James Burnham, all of Ripley, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 8, 1999

GATES - Deven Cleve Pike, 6-month-old son of Stacey and William Pike, died Monday at his home. The cause of death has not yet been determined pending medical examiner's report. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Whitefield Cemetery near Ripley. He also leaves two sisters, Kalyn Nicole Pike and Brittany Michelle Pike, both of Gates; his grandparents, Donna Martinez of Gates and Bobby Bridgewater of Ripley, and his great-grandparents, Norma Jean Lared of Osceola, Ark., and Z.B. Bridgewater of Ripley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 5, 1998

RIPLEY - Shirley Ann Pike, 51, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Mrs. Pike, the widow of William O. Pike, leaves three sons, Franklin Pike, Paul Pike and Cleve Pike, and a sister, Norma Jean Arwood, all of Ripley; a brother, Charles Grimes of Gates, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 21, 1997

RIPLEY - Joe V. Rose, 71, retired factory worker, died of heart failure Friday at Ripley Health Care Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. He leaves a daughter, Barbara Coffman of New Buffalo, Mich.; a son, Glenn Rose, and two sisters, Reva Thurmond and Patricia Walton, all of Ripley; three brothers, Gene Rose of Ripley, Clyde Rose of Trenton and Gary Rose of South Fulton, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 7, 1997

A. L. Scoggins
Scoggins, Aubrey Lacey Jr.
8/29/1925---2/17/1972
f. A. L. SCOGGINS m. Trice Mae MAYFIELD
husband of Mary Estelle BLAYLOCK
cemetery Whitefield

Scoggins, Aubrey Lee
4/18/1894---6/25/1970
parents D. V. SCOGGINS & Emma NAYLOR
h/o Trice May MAYFIELD
d. from injuries in auto accident Milan TN
cemetery Whitefield

Scoggins, George Edward
12/14/1925---4/23/1974
f. Raymond SCOGGINS m. Allie Mae BIZZELL
husband of Lelitia CONNELL
cemetery Whitefield

Odean Willis Scoggins, 76, homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. She was a member of the Assembly Of God Church. She leaves three daughters, Charlotte Nation and Joyce Kirby, both of Ripley and Shirley Hill of Horn Lake, MS; three sons, James Simpson of Brownsville, Kenneth Simpson of Ripley and Charles Simpson of Memphis; a brother Jack Scoggins of Ripley, 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grand children.
The Commercial Appeal, July 7, 2000

Scoggins, Trice May
5/20/1893---5/20/1970
parents Isaac MAYFIELD & Frankie
w/o Aubrey Lee SCOGGINS
b. AR d. Milan, TN
cemetery Whitefield

Davida J.E. Spruell
RIPLEY - Davida JoEvelyn Spruell Sissom, 29, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Yarbrough Funeral Home with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. She was a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. She leaves her mother and stepfather, Selena and Raymond Edwards; her father, David Spruell of Watervliet, Mich.; two sisters, Victoria Creasy of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Jennifer Spruell of Watervliet; a brother, Ron Spruell of Ripley; a stepsister, Tabitha Salmons of Watervliet; a stepbrother, Date Edwards of Ripley, and her grandparents, Marjorie Baker of Benton Harbor and Mary Evelyn Spruell of Cherokee Village, Ark.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 21, 2002

RIPLEY - Flossie Mai Tims, 85, homemaker, died Sunday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Whitefield Assembly of God, where she was a member, with burial in Whitefield Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Tims, the widow of H. M. Tims, leaves a son, Wayne Tims of Ripley; three sisters, Louise Bilby, Letitia Scoggins and Agnes Williams, all of Memphis; a brother, Delmus Connell of Ripley, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 17, 2004

RIPLEY - Hubert Milton 'Pete' Tims, 83, farmer, died of heart failure Tuesday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitefield Assembly of God Church with burial in the church cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Tims, the husband of Flossie Tims, also leaves a son, Wayne Tims of Ripley, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 4, 1998

RIPLEY - Joalice Turney, 52, homemaker, died Friday at her home after a stroke. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Whitefield Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Turney, the wife of Samuel Turney, also leaves a daughter, Kelli Wagner of Erie, Penn.; a son, Leonard Resigner of Pennsylvania; a sister, Fay Walker of Tamms, Ill.; a brother, Barry Walker of Illinois, and seven grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 3, 1999

Annie H. Wheatley
Wheatley, Hettie Ann
12/3/1892---5/26/1976
f. James JACKSON m. Ellen STARREY
widow of W.C. WHEATLEY (d.1969)
cemetery Whitefield

Wheatley, Wm. Cecil
12/22/1889---5/19/1969
parents Isaac WHEATLEY & Emma BRADEN
h/o Annie
cemetery Whitefield

Virgil Gene Williams
1/29/1939---3/26/1958
parents John WILLIAMS & Carrie FAULK
d.Dyer Co TN
cemetery Whitefield

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