In Loving Memory: Obituaries From June 21 – June 26, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Margaret Kermicle
Margaret Elizabeth Kermicle, 84, of Springfield, died Sunday June 25, 2017 at North Crest Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday June 28th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Palestine Cemetery with Jeremy Pratt, Adam Parker, Taylor Parker, Nathan Dilliha, Grant Dilliha, Bobby Ruddick, and Tim Boman serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Barber, Roger Blackwood, and Dexter Reneer. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Kermicle was born September 10, 1932 in Macon, GA to the late Oscar and Gladys Jordon Nobles. She was a retired cashier from Springfield Wal-Mart. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Springfield, a member of the Christian Women Fellowship, and was a member of the Red Hats Ladies Society. Mrs. Kermicle loved gardening and flowers, but her special love was cooking and always making sure that everyone around her had plenty to eat. She published her own cookbook in 2000, “Family Favorites”. She did two printings and sold out both times, with people still requesting a copy of the book. For over twenty-five years, she served as a foster parent to many children. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Jack and Paul Nobles.
Mrs. Kermicle is survived by her sons: David Kermicle of Houston, TX, Daniel (Kathy) Kermicle of Pulaski, and Carney (Dee Hallman) Kermicle of White House, by her daughters: Doylene (Charles) Knapper of Springfield, Denise (Marty) Parker of Springfield, Donna (Gary) Dilliha of Springfield, sisters: Louise Grizzard, Rose Pittman, and Mildred Donaldson all of Macon, GA, fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church or to Heifer International.
Betty Jo Wyatt, 79, of Springfield, died Saturday June 24, 2017 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday June 26th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Marlar officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Robert Wayne Traughber, James “Lurdy” Traughber, Billy Joe Traughber, Ross Mason Traughber, Joseph Traughber, and Billy White serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wyatt was born May 13, 1938 in Robertson County to the late John James and Mary Ova Baggett White. She was a retired bus driver from the Robertson County Board of Education and was a member of Zion’s Chapel Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Wyatt was a member of the Red Hat Ladies Society, and she loved both traveling and gardening. She is survived by her husband: Ephriam Wyatt, Jr., of Springfield, sons and daughters-in-law: Robert Wayne Traughber, James “Lurdy” and Marsha Traughber, Billy Joe and Angie Traughber, all of Springfield, brothers and sister-in-law: Harold and Ann White of Springfield, Bobby White of Springfield, grandchildren: Ross Mason Traughber and Joseph Traughber, great grandchild: Kiley Jo Traughber.
The family request memorial contributions be made to your favorite charity
John W. Richards, age 72 of Clarksville, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Larry D. Robertson officiating and sister, Frankie Fletcher serving as eulogist. Interment followed in Bartlett Cemetery in Cedar Hill with Dan McGhee, Barry McGhee, Quentin Richards, Tommy Hallman, Steven Hallman, and Jamie Hallman serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Will McGhee, Scott Richards, Stan Richards, Jeremy Richards, Trey Sprouse, Tony Sprouse, John Ed Fletcher, James Mack Fletcher, Ed Anderson, and Jeff Hogan. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Richards family owned a bi-centennial farm on the border of Tennessee and Kentucky, which later became Ft. Campbell. After leaving the family farm, at the invitation of the U.S. Government, the family acquired land in Robertson County, and Johnny was in Robertson County born June 14, 1945 to the late James S. and Kathryn Southall Richards. He was the eighth child of a family of ten children. He was educated in the Robertson County School system and graduated from Jo Byrns High School in 1963. After graduation, he worked and retired from the Trane Company after 42 years. He was a lifelong member of Cedar Hill United Methodist Church. He most enjoyed being with his family at the lake spending time together. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Eugene and Robert Hunter Richards; sisters, Estelle Grambihler and Louise Richards; and children’s mother, Agnes Marie “Patsy” Richards.
Mr. Richards leaves a loving and devoted wife, Barbara Jones Richards of Clarksville; sons, Robert Wayne (Betty) Richards of Cedar Hill, Charles David (Lisa) Richards of Cedar Hill, Barry (Malissa) McGhee of Clifty, KY, and Dan (Ashen) McGhee of Clifty, KY; ten grandchildren, Casey, Quentin, and Sara Beth Richards, Haley, Emma, Will, and Carley McGhee, and Tommy, Jamie, and Steven Hallman; four great grandchildren, Dylan, McKaylee, and John Morris Lyman, and Hailee Logan; brother, Tom (Sandra) Richards of Cedar Hill; sisters, Eve Johnson, Mary K. Sprouse, and Frankie Fletcher, all of Springfield, and Vickie (George) Anderson of Cedar Hill; brother-in-law, Ken Grambihler of Clarksville; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Bartlett Cemetery Fund. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home .
Age 59 of Springfield passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home. He was born May 10, 1958 in Hopkinsville, KY to Charles Garnett and Joyce Willis Emberton, Sr. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He worked as a truck driver for XPO Logisitics and was awarded the million mile safe driver award. He was a member of Buena Visa-East Nashville Masonic Lodge #560 and he loved golfing.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Garnett Emberton, Sr.; 2 brothers, Owen Emberton and Chris Emberton. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Renee Brown Emberton, Springfield, TN; sons, Bobby (Cassie) Emberton, Jacksonville, AL and Ryan (Ella) Emberton, Greenville, NC; daughters, Brandi (Steve) Vance, Gadsden, AL and Nikki Emberton (Boyfriend John Joseph), Springfield, TN; mother, Joyce Willis Emberton, Bowling Green, KY; brother, Mack Emberton, Bowling Green, KY; sister, Carole Emberton (Darrell Stevens) Amhurst, NY; 6 grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with military honors and with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, June 29, 2017 4-8pm and Thursday June 29, 2017 9-11am at the funeral home.
A Masonic service will be held Wednesday evening at 7pm in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
Martha Sue Cross, age 70 of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother and NANA. She loved her family more than anything else. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walker and Eva Bandy; brothers, Sgt. Richard Bandy and David Bandy; and son in law, Chris Ditterline. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Randall Cross; her children, Susan (Greg) Howard, Martin (Lesa) Cross and Shiela (Matt) Brewer; brothers and sisters, Mary Huddleston of Byrdstown, William “Bill” Bandy and Robert (Linda) Bandy, both of Madison, and Margaret (Wayne) Morris of Gallatin; grandchildren, Michael (Kheela) Ditterline, Kyle (Jessica) Brewer, Jacob Durham, Ryan Cross, Katelyn Brewer, Megan (Hunter) Dixon, Brent Cross and Lucas Durham; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Riley Brewer.
Her family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, and on Wednesday, June 28, from 11:00 a.m. until her Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 p.m. at Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville. Services will be conducted by Dr. Bruce Chesser. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
Douglas M. Head, age 81, of White House, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Alive Hospice Skyline Madison Campus. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o’clock am on Wednesday, June 28th, in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Bob Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem cemetery with Tyler Head, Russell Tedrow, Justin Waack, Keihlonzo Terrell, Brenden Ambrose, and Scott Carroll serving as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, June 27th, 4-8:00PM and again on Wednesday beginning at 8:00AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Head was born in Robertson County on September 23, 1935 to the late H.S. and Mildred Carr Head. He was a retired printer and farmer; loved the old, traditional country music; and was a member of Cherry Mound Baptist church.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Betty Carver; and nephew, James Baddley.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Head; sons Ricky (Schren) Head of White House, David Head of Springfield; daughter, Sonja (Gary) Leonard of White House; brother, David (Sandra) Head of Cross Plains; sisters, Linda (Merritt) Baddley, Dianne (Norman) Brickles, both of Springfield; grandchildren, Samantha Tedrow, Tyler Head, Chelsea Waack, Jessica Terrell, and Savannah Ambrose; great-grandchildren, Kaedan Terrell, Graham Tedrow, and Julia Tedrow.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell in Springfield.
Lynette Bagwell Oaks, age 61, of Sandestin, FL and formerly of Robertson County, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at St. Thomas Mid-Town in Nashville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Bob Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday from 12pm until the hour of service at 1pm.
Mrs. Oaks was born February 9, 1956 in Panama City, Panama to John Bagwell, Jr. and the late Dolores Dempsey Bagwell. She was a nurse and a member of Grace Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother Mrs. Oaks is preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Oaks, her sister, Sherree Austin and her daughter, Cynthia Lee Charvis. In addition to her father Mrs. Oaks is survived by her son, Michael (Melissa) Charvis of CA; brothers, John (Justina) Bagwell, III of Cedar Hill and Jim Bagwell of Greensboro, NC; and grandson, Jackson Charvis.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Mr. Harold Ray Binkley, Sr. of Springfield died on Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home. Harold was born in Springfield on October 23, 1932 to the late Thomas V. and Maggie Frazier Binkley. He was a member of Mt Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church and served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Harold is survived by his wife: Peggy Goodwin Binkley of Springfield; son, Hal Binkley, Jr. and his wife Mona; daughters, Debbie Binkley of Nashville and Kim Binkley Seyer and husband Rick of Sarasota, Florida; sister, Joan B. Powell of Springfield; grandchildren, Reagan Seyer, Alexis Seyer, Richmond Binkley, and Conrad Binkley.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 27th at 2:00pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. Ed Coy officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with military honors. Visitation with the family will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Tuesday from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
Jeanne Mae Binkley, age 80, of Joelton, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Alive Hospice Skyline Madison Campus. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12pm at the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton with Brother Corey Minter officiating. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery with Dudley Rose, Shane Harris, Brandon Beecher, Craig Beecher, Kenny Betts and Frank Barton serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends on Saturday from 10am until the hour of service at Noon.
Mrs. Binkley was born May 7, 1937 in Cheatham County to the late Jefferson and Jonnie Knight Raymer. She was retired from the State of TN Department of Health and was a member of the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Binkley is preceded in death by her son, Troy Binkley and her five brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Binkley is survived by her husband, Wayne Binkley; son, Jeffrey (Paula) Binkley of Chapmansboro; and her sister, Tula Rediker of Joelton.
If so desired, memorial contributions in Mrs. Binkley’s memory may be made to New Hope Free Will Baptist Church. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Kenneth Ray Osborne, age 76, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Rick Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Michael Crain, Kenny Crain, Dwayne Wilson, Nick Wilson, Mark Harrington, Steven Harrington, Mike Cobb and James LeRoy Osborne serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Tuesday from 8am until the hour of service.
Mr. Osborne was born September 14, 1940 in Robertson County to the late James Otis and Ruth Lorene Dowdy Osborne. He worked at Acme Boot Company.
In addition to his parents Mr. Osborne is preceded in death by his sisters, Joann Randolph and Esther Crain and his brothers-in-law, Wayne Wilson and Jodie Randolph. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Strube Osborne; sons, Terry Ray Osborne of Springfield, James Patterson Osborne of Greenbrier and Gregory Alan (Carrie) Osborne of Clarksville; daughter, Robbie Lynn Clinard of Springfield; brother, Roy Lee (Suzanne) Osborne of Cedar Hill; sister, Linda Evelyn Wilson of Springfield; grandchildren, Thomas Clinard, Anthony Clinard and Suzanne Brey; and great-grandchildren, Edward Clinard and Mary Ann Brey.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation or to the Springfield Animal Shelter. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Richard Charles “Ricky” McCroy, age 61, of Adams, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, June 26, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Isaac Bourne and Brother Marvin Crouch officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery with Scottie Kendzierski, Joel Kendzierski, Jamie Mantooth, Bo Mantooth, Charlie Jackson, Edward Tilley, Phillip Mantlow and Mark Bourne serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 12-8pm and again on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mr. McCroy was born April 20, 1956 in Robertson County to the late Hunter and Carlene Jackson McCroy, Sr. He was a Class of 1974 graduate of Jo Byrns High School, was a graduate of Austin Peay State University and was the Manager of the Adams-Cedar Hill Water System until his retirement. He was also a member of the Adams Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents Mr. McCroy is preceded in death by his brother, David McCroy, Jr. and his nephew, Matthew McCroy. He is survived by his nieces, Laura McCroy and Paige McCroy; great-niece, Autumn Upchurch; and sister-in-law, Denise McCroy, all of Adams. Mr. McCroy is also survived by numerous loving cousins and friends.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to the American Heart Association. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Rosaura Aguilar, age 48 of Nashville, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at St. Thomas Midtown. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier on Saturday, June 24th, 4 pm to 8 pm and on Sunday, June 25, 1 pm to 3 pm. The funeral Service was held at 3 pm on Sunday, June 25th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery
Rosaura was born in Mexico on July 31, 1968 to the late Andres and Margrita Saucedo Esquivel. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Roman Carrizales and sister, Lupe Esquivel.
She is survived by brothers, Felipe (Elia Martinez) Jaime, Jose (Lori Rouch) Esquivel; sister, Marie (Juan) Grimaldo; boyfriend, Felipe Rodriquez and several loving nephews and nieces.
Lawrence Lee Heathcock, age 74, of Cedar Hill, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 4pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Bob Carroll officiating. Mr. Heathcock’s remains were cremated following the funeral service. Visitation with the family was held at the funeral home on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 2-4pm.
Mr. Heathcock was born September 28, 1942 in the Barefoot Nations of Jasper County, Illinois to the late Joe Heathcock and Josephine Faulk DeVore. He worked as a school teacher in Robertson County until his retirement, was the founder of Red River Valley Park in Adams, TN, and was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. Heathcock is preceded in death by Twila Jane DeVore. He is survived by Rose Heathcock; his sons, Jeff (Brenna) Heathcock of Greenbrier and Greg (Donna) Heathcock of White, GA; daughter, Melissa (John) Walden of Elkton, TN; brothers Jerry Heathcock of Adams and Kelvin DeVore of IL; sister, Madonna Uebinger of IL; grandchildren, Hunter Heathcock, Tanner Heathcock, Sterling Heathcock, Hanna Joy, Elizabeth Johnson, Oliver Henry and Bailey Heathcock; and 3 great-grandchildren.
If so desired, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mr. Heathcock to the Robertson County Lion’s Club. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.