RIPLEY, Tenn. -- Tommie N. Hefner, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., and a resident of Lauderdale Community Health Center in Ripley, died Oct. 28, 2005, at Baptist Lauderdale Hospital in Ripley.
Born July 8, 1922, in Knobel, Ark., son of the late James Orto and Virginia Reiger Hefner, he was a seaman first class in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked for 17 years in maintenance with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He was a member of the North Acres General Baptist Church and a former member of the Morehouse (Mo.) Masonic Lodge.
On Dec. 15, 1940, in Pocahontas, Ark., he married Bessie Jo Ramer who survives in Ripley.
Other survivors include: one brother, Buford Hefner of Piggott, Ark.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Hefner and Oral Hefner; and three sisters, Edsel Ramer, Opal Tyler and Eunice Hefner.
Visitation is from noon Tuesday until time for services at 2 p.m. at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Horry Dungan, chaplain of the Lauderdale Community Center, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.