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Clifford Rippie Jr. (5-24-20)

Clifford R. Rippie Jr., 81, of  Selmer, died Sunday, May 24.
He was born in Okolona, Mississippi, the son of the late Cliff Rippie and Grace Harp. He was united in marriage to Paulette Boyd, who survives.
Mr. Rippie worked in the garment industry most of his career, including Garan, USA Classics, and River Heights Mfg. He also was owner and manager of Orchard Apparel and in retirement he owned and operated Rip’s Rocky Top Cafe.
In addition to his wife of 51 years, he is survived by his son, David Rippie; his brother, Bobby W. Rippie, of Adamsville; and several nieces, nephews and special family members.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James E. Rippie, and Tommy R. Rippie.
Graveside services were held May 26 at the Bethesda Cemetery in Selmer with Jim Gray and Robin Ashe officiating.