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Eddie L. Wardlaw Lackey
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Birth: 1862
Death: 1926

Eddie Land Wardlaw Lackey
The hearts of the people of Ripley were saddened last Monday when a message came from Battle Creek, Mich. that Mrs. W.C. Lackey had passed away at 3 o'clock that morning. Accompanied by her son, Dr. Joe B. Lackey, she had gone to the noted Mayo Bros. for treatment and operation for goiter and had been under their observation about two weeks. This, however, was her second visit there, as on the first occasion several months ago it was found she was not physically able to stand the operation. Returning home her condition gradually grew worse, and her loved ones realized that it was only a question of her life being prolonged a few months or a successful operation. On last Friday she chose the latter alternative in the hope that she might be restored to health and strength, and was recovering nicely from the operation when her heart, weakened by long illness, failed to do its part and the end came quickly. Deceased was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.N. Wardlaw, who were among the first settlers in Ripley, and her grandfather, Hon. Joseph Wardlaw, gave the ground upon which the first Methodist church-- a log structure--was erected in our town. She was born Dec. 12, 1862 and spent her entire life here among our people whose love for her knew no bounds. As Miss Eddie Lane Wardlaw, she was married to Dr. W.K. Lackey on Dec. 8, 1881, and this happy union continued until March 1922 when the dear husband was called to his reward. Of the four children born to this union, one daughter was taken at the age of 12 years, and two sons and one daughter are left to mourn their loss; Dr. Joe B. Lackey and Mr. W.K. Lackey Jr. of Ripley, and Mrs. L.M. Kirkpatrick of Memphis; also one brother and two sisters, Mr. Joe Bass Wardlaw and Mrs. Thomas Steele Sr. of Ripley, and Mrs. M.d. Holloway of Colorado Springs, Cob. The funeral service was conducted at the home Wednesday morning at 10:30 by her pastor, Dr. F.H. Peeples. The remains were laid to rest in Maplewood cemetery. Those from Memphis attending the last sad rites were Mr. Sid Wardlaw and niece Miss Laura Wardlaw, Miss Charlie Henning and Mrs. Burns. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Neiswanger WARDLAW (1820 - 1905)
  Tabitha Jane Davie Wardlaw (1823 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  William Kelton Lackey (1856 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Jacoba Lackey (____ - 1892)*
  Joseph Bascom Lackey (1884 - 1946)*
  Geraldine Lackey Kirkpatrick (1894 - 1990)*
  William Kelton Lackey (1896 - 1973)*
 
 Sibling:
  Joseph Bass Wardlaw (1851 - 1930)*
  Eddie L. Wardlaw Lackey (1862 - 1926)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Ripley
Lauderdale County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: James Durham
Record added: Jun 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53985264
Eddie L. <i>Wardlaw</i> Lackey
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Eddie L. <i>Wardlaw</i> Lackey
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