Tippah County, MS

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Smith, Redgie Dion

Redgie Dion Smith,57, resident of Tippah County, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021 at his home following an extended illness. Funeral Services honoring the life of Dion will be at 2 PM Sunday, June 20 in The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. Dewayne Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Criswell Cemetery. Mr. Smith was born July 15, 1963 in Tippah County, the son of Betty Jean Hodges Smith of Ripley and the late James Redgie Smith and was a 1981 graduate of Pine Grove High School. On May 16, 1992, he married his beloved wife, Pennie Lee Smith who survives. A Christian, Mr. Smith was employed as a truck driver with various area companies that included Smart Brothers, Kimes & Stone Construction, and Puckett Trucking. Tomato gardening, story telling, western movies, fishing, and riding his "side by side" were some of his favorite pastimes. An avid conversationalist who was able to talk to anyone - about anything - at anytime, Mr. Smith had so much goodness about him. He will be remembered for his love of traveling, which include his yearly Thanksgiving trip to the beach,his love for his family, friends, and especially his title as " Grand Daddy" to his much adored grandchildren. Visitation will be 12 PM til 2 PM Sunday, June 20, 2021 in The Heritage Chapel of The Ripley Funeral Home. In addition to his wife of 29 years, those left to cherish his memories include two sons, Kyle Smith(Breanna) of Walnut and Matt Smith(Suzie) of Ripley, one sister, Dora Gowdy(Michael) of Ripley, one sister in law, Teresa Carpenter(Shannon) of Booneville, one niece, Lacey White of Booneville, two nephews, Jake Gowdy and Josh Gowdy, and three grandchildren, Bailey Smith, Brooklyn Green, and William Green. He was also preceded in death by his father, James Redgie Smith, two grandchildren, Kaylee Ann Smith and Thomas Leo Smith, and one nephew, Jack Hemi Gowdy. The Ripley Funeral Home invites you to share memories with the Smith family at ripleyfuneralhome.com.
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Mauney, Bobby Lawrence

Bobby Lawrence Mauney, 73, life long resident of Tippah County, passed away peacefully June 12, 2021 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Services honoring the life of Mr. Mauney will be Tuesday June 15, 2021 at 2 PM in The Heritage Chapel of The Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. Doc Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowry Methodist Church Cemetery in Tippah County. Mr. Mauney was born October 6, 1947 to the late Lee Lawrence and Mattie Etta Roberson Mauney. He was a graduate of Pine Grove High School and was married July 3, 1970 to his beloved wife, Kathy Sides Mauney who survives. A christian, Mr. Mauney was a valued employee of The Benchcraft Corporation for 24 years before his retirement. Hunting, fishing, and his passion for Nascar and baseball, especially the Los Angles Dodgers were some of his favorite pastimes. A caring man with a kind spirit and giving heart, Mr. Mauney had so much love for his family and will be missed by those whose lives he touched most. Visitation will continue today at The Ripley Funeral Home. In addition to his wife of 50 years, those left to cherish his memories include one daughter, Amanda Hutchenson (Jeff) of Ripley, one son Dusty Mauney (Amanda) of New Albany, one sister, Georgia Hodges (Roy) of Dumas, three brothers, Danny Mauney (Joyce) of Dry Creek, Eddie Mauney (Joy) and Kipper Mauney (Joy) both of Ripley, five grandchildren, Cody Pannell and Haley Pannell both of Ripley, Zoey Mauney of New Albany, Bradley Crawford (Amber) and Hope Crawford both of Houstin, TX, and seven precious great grandchildren. He is proceeded in death by two sisters, Linda Mauney and Deborah Dimple Clemmer, and one brother Billy Mauney. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PI, Memphis , TN 38105 or The Blair E. Baston Hospital for Cildren, 2500 N State St, Jackson, MS 39216. The Ripley Funeral Home invites you to share memories with the Mauney family at ripleyfuneralhome.com.
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Tippah County Health and Rehab employee, Connie Jenkins, participated in the Virtual Dementia Tour® training

In June 2019, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid announced that Second Wind Dreams (SWD®), Inc. was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to use Civil Money Penalty funding (CMP) in Mississippi skilled nursing homes. The two-year project brings the patented Virtual Dementia Tour® training to nursing...
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Danny Nathaniel “Frog” Brown, 44

Tippah County — Danny Nathaniel “Frog” Brown, 44, passed away Tuesday, June 01, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be on Saturday, June 5 at 3 PM at The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Friday, June 4 from 5 PM to 8 PM at The Ripley Funeral Home.
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Tippah County coroner identifies body pulled from lake

TIPPAH COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) — State and local first responders recovered a man's body from a lake in Tippah County after someone reported a possible drowning. Tippah County Sheriff Karl Gaillard said searchers found the body of a 49-year-old man around 7:30 p.m. Monday in Lake Mohawk. The lake is between Booneville and Ripley.
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Chittom, Ronnie Lee

Ronnie Lee Chittom, 67, passed Sunday, May 30, 2021, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley, MS. He was born November 30, 1953, to Forrest and Modena Chittom. Mr. Chittom enjoyed fishing, spending time with his friends, and spoiling his grandson, Cole. A Celebration of Life will be at 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at McMillan Funeral Home with Minister Keith Sanders officiating. Burial will follow at Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. He is survived by his one son, Charles Chittom; one daughter, Miranda Chittom; and one grandson, Cole Thomas. He was preceded in death by his parents. Pallbearers will be Ricky Thrasher, Len Thrasher, Joe Childs, and Wesley Thrasher. Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
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General Election set June 8 for Tippah, Benton municipalities

BENTON, TIPPAH • Municipalities in both Tippah and Benton County will go to the polls on Tuesday, June 8 to elect mayors and boards of aldermen. Ripley, Blue Mountain, Walnut, Falkner, and Dumas will be holding general elections in Tippah County, while Ashland, Hickory Flat, and Snow Lake will hold general elections in Benton County.
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Graddy, Rachel Carter

Rachel Carter Graddy, 94, resident of Tippah County, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 27, 2021 in the comfort of her home. Funeral Services honoring the life of Mrs. Graddy will be Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11 AM in the Heritage Chapel of The Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. King McCarver officiating. Burial will follow in The Tippah Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Graddy was born May 16, 1927 in Tippah County to the late Joseph Marvin and Joellen Carmichael Carter. She received her education in the Buena Vista School System and was a graduate of Blue Mountain College. Mrs. Graddy was a retired teacher with the Bardstown Kentucky Public School System and a faithful member of Beech Hill Church of Christ. A member of The Good Sam's Camping Club, Mrs. Graddy was an avid traveler and was blessed to be able to visit all fifty states during her life. Gifted with a green thumb, she was a wonderful gardener and was always looking forward to Tuesday card games with her much beloved sisters. A kind hearted woman, Mrs. Graddy will be remembered for her love of attending her grandchildren's sporting events and could easily be heard cheering them on. She always knew that family is where life begins and love never ends. Visitation will be Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 10 AM til 11 AM in The Heritage Chapel of The Ripley Funeral Home. Those left to cherish her memories include one daughter, Connie Terry of Ripley, two sons, Alan Graddy(Barbara) and Maurice "Mo" Graddy(Joyce) both of Ripley, eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and one on the way. She is proceeded in death by one sister, one brother, and a much loved son in law, Glenn Terry. The Family request that memorials be directed to Pine Vale Children's Home, 1872 Co Rd 700, Corinth, MS 38834. The Ripley Funeral Home invites you to share memories with the Graddy family at ripleyfuneralhome.com.
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Willa Ann Moore, 74

Willa Ann Moore, 74, life long resident of Tippah County, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo, MS. Mrs. Moore was born January 26, 1947 in Tippah County to the late J. W. and Rivie Clark Smith. She received her education from South Tippah County High School and was employed with The American Biltrite Corporation for 36 years before her retirement.
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RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINT: Ask God for His grace and remember, promotion comes from the Lord

Psalms 75:6 says, “Promotion cometh neither from the East, nor from the West, nor from the South.”. I want to take this opportunity to say “Congratulations to our graduates here in Tippah County and the surrounding areas where this article might be read.” This is a special time for you and we wish you the very best from myself and The Unity Baptist Church.
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Prather, Shirley Faye

Shirley Faye Temple Bell Prather, 76 was born June 26, 1944 to the late Robert and Julie Mae Bell in Tippah County. She joined Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She later joined Christ Victory MBC, where she remained a member until her death. She married Willie Hugh Prather Jr. on August 3, 1960. They were married for 58 years and to this union 5 children were born and 3 were adopted. She retired after 22 years of service from Biltrite Corp Ripley, MS and was a dedicated Heroine for 63 years. She leaves to celebrate her life; Her children: Lisa Prather-Crum of Falkner, MS. Terry (Lupa) Prather of Milwaukee, WI. Michael (Lisa) Prather, Donnell (Apprecia) Prather and Willona (Deontey) Brown all of Ripley, MS. Dominique Prather, Handsome Prather of Ripley, MS. Demontrez Prather of Oxford, MS. Her sister Joan Eggleston of Ripley, MS. 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be Thursday, May 27th, 2021 from 5pm-7pm at Foster & Son Funeral Home Ripley, MS. Funeral service will be Friday, May 28th, 2021 at 1pm at Christ Victory Church, Falkner, MS. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will follow at Ruckersville Cemetery, Falkner, MS. To view and sign the guest registry, please visit fosterandsonfuneralhome.com.
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Wanted Walnut man surrenders

BOONEVILLE - A Tippah County man wanted on false pretense charges turned himself in to authorities two days after he was featured on a Crime Stoppers segment. Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar reported that said Junior Leroy Barnes, 55, of Walnut, surrendered at the Prentiss County Sheriff's Department May 21. The charge stemmed from the purchase of flooring.
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Northeast at Ripley’s ribbon cutting honors the legacy of Bobby Martin

RIPLEY • The legacy and memory of longtime Ripley banker Bobby Martin was honored during Northeast at Ripley’s ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday. Community leaders and representatives from Northeast Mississippi Community College gathered to commemorate the newly christened Bobby P. Martin Hall. “So today, without further ado, it is my pleasure...
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Vandygriff, James Earl

James Earl Vandygriff, 81, lifelong resident of Tippah County, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Thursday, May 13, 2021 at his residence in Ripley. Funeral Services honoring the life of Mr. Vandygriff were at 2PM Saturday, May 15 in The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Hatfield and Bro. Mark Lindsey officiating. Burial followed in Tippah Memorial Gardens. Mr. Vandygriff was born July 16, 1939 in Tippah County, the son of the late Thomas Jackson and Lovely Greer Vandygriff. He received his education in the Dumas Public School System and in earlier years, was employed with the Oil Dri Corporation as long as health permitted. A devoted member of Mt. View Baptist Church, Mr. Vandygriff will be remembered for his love of family that including spoiling his much adored great grandchildren and anything outdoors. Catfishing, camping, rabbitt hunting, and watching his favorite baseball team, the Atlanta Braves were some of his favorite pastimes. Those left to cherish memories include one daughter, Alice Mask (Jimmy), two sons, Jimmy and Dale Vandygriff, all of Ripley, three sisters, Ethel Childers of Ripley, Judy Hatfield of Wheeler, Mildred Hopkins of Blue Mountain, four brothers, Edward Vandygriff (Sheila) of Blue Mountain, Wayne Vandygriff (Dala) of Ripley, Jackey Vandygriff (Diane) of Belden and William Vandygriff, three grandchildren, Whitney Wallace (Logan Dixon), Paige Hill (Tyler), Andrew Mask, nine great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Davis Vandygriff, a sister, Beatrice King and a brother John Thomas Vandygriff. The Ripley Funeral Home invites you to share memories with the Vandygriff family at ripleyfuneralhome.com.
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By properly posting your 911 address, you could save a life

Something very simple can help save your life or that of a loved one. It's as easy as properly displaying your 911 address. Tippah County's Enhanced 911 Emergency Response System ordinance requires that "the owner or occupant or person in charge of any house, building, mobile home or other structure to which a number has been assigned shall within 30 days after receipt of such number affix the number in a conspicuous manner in a conspicuous place."