Acy Bryan Ricketts

One of the progressive and popular young business men of Sardis is Acy Bryan Ricketts, who is active in the conduct of a mercantile business. He was born in Sardis, Henderson county, on the 17th of November, 1896, a son of John G. and Elizabeth (Jones) Ricketts, natives of Tennessee. John G. Ricketts' demise occurred in 1922, coming as a severe shock to his family and many friends. For over forty years he was one of the leading merchants of Sardis and was held in high confidence and esteem by all who knew him. The public schools of Sardis afforded Acy Bryan Ricketts his preliminary education and he attended the high school here and the Business University at Bowling Green, Kentucky. In 1917 he put his textbooks aside and entered the mercantile business, in association with his father. Since his father's death he has had complete charge of the enterprise. He is a young man of keen business ability and foresight and he is very popular in his native community. On the 2d of June, 1921, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Ricketts to Miss Louvena Kerr, a daughter of Thomas S. and Lucy Anna (Seaton) Kerr, likewise natives of this state. Mrs. Ricketts is a young woman of much culture and reflnement and is prominent in church activities and the club and social circles of Sardis. She has been a successful kindergarten teacher for a number of years. Politically Mr. Ricketts gives his allegiance to the republican party and the principles for which it stands. Fraternally he is a Master Mason and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His religious faith is that of the Missionary Baptist church.

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