In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week August 28, 2016
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Cindy Corbin Cothern
Cindy Corbin Cothern, age 56 of Cedar Hill, died Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Hickman County. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Michael Corbin, Christopher Corbin, Nicholas Corbin, Jeff Frazier, Tom Cothern, and Brian Ignatz serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be John Sloan, Maxie Sloan, and Gary Sloan. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 3 until8 PM and Wednesday from 12 noon until the hour of service.
Mrs. Cothern was born September 2, 1959 in Robertson County to Betty Evans Corbin and the late Porte Wade Corbin, Jr. She was a member of Long Hollow Baptist Church where she was active with the Celebrate Recovery Program. She worked as New Student Coordinator at Spartan College of Aeronautics.
She is survived by her husband, Phillip Cothern of Cedar Hill; daughters, Callie Cothern of Cedar Hill and Meg Cothern of Nashville; mother, Betty Corbin of Cedar Hill; brothers, Tim Corbin and wife Lisa of Cedar Hill and Allan Corbin and wife Wanda of White House; sister, Connie Corbin of Cedar Hill; and in-laws, Libby and Garnett Cothern of Hendersonville.
Obituary for Richard Lloye Jones
Richard Lloye Jones, age 79 of Springfield, TN, died Saturday August 27, 2016 at his home. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm in Elmwood Cemetery on Monday August 29, 2016. Joshua Jones, James Jones Sr., Jessie Biggs, Mark Woods, Michael Woods, and James Jones Jr. will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the Robertson County Funeral Home on Monday from 11 am until 1:30 pm. Mr. Jones was born January 2, 1937 in Pennsylvania to the late George Gasper Jones and Savannah Mixter Jones. His brothers, George C., Thomas, Eugene, and Sam Jones and sisters, Naomi Jones and Elizabeth Jones also preceded him in death. He was of the Nazarene faith and was a retired steel worker.
Surviving Mr. Jones are his wife, Sharon Louise Jones of Springfield; sons and daughter-in-law, James E. and Peggy Jones of Springfield and Richard Jones Jr, of Texas; daughters and son-in-law, Vicky Lynn Roksandich of PA and Beverly Jane and Tom Debra of PA; brothers, Howard Jones of Ohio, Donald Jones of PA, and Glen Jones of PA; sisters, Edith Placek of PA, and Margaret Jones of Nashville, TN; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Billy Joe Tate, age 79 of Springfield, TN died Thursday August 25, 2016 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Memorial Services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday August 30, 2016 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Woodard officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Monty Stewart, Charles Watts, Henry Dean, Randy Wix, Ken Petty, Darrell Lassiter, Dr. Matt Browning, Jim Woodard, and the Robertson County Fair Board.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11 am until the hour of service at 1 pm.
Mr. Tate was born August 9, 1937 in Franklin, KY to the late Robert Lee Tate Jr. and Mary Catherine Neely Tate. His wife Rita Fisher Tate and brothers, Larry Tate and Bob Tate also preceded him in death. Joe worked for many years at the Robertson Co. Farmers Co-op and owned and operated F and F Implement and Auto Sales with his son Brent. He was a member of the Robertson County Fair Board for over 40 years. In his spare time Joe loved to be on his boat.
Surviving him are his son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Cynthia Tate of Springfield; grandchildren, Jodie (Josh) Reynolds and Jason Bolen; great grandchildren, Hayden and Barrett Reynolds, Brandon, Ashton and Carson Bolen; brother, Gerald “Tater” Tate of Springfield, and sister, Carol Ann Sletto of Springfield.
The family request that if so desired memorial donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the American Cancer Society. All donations may be sent care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Evan Hooper Nichols, age 79 of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
He was retired from Wyeth Laboratories after 39 years where he was a Territorial Manager. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was also an avid Vanderbilt sports fan.
Mr. Nichols is preceded in death by his parents, Hooper and Beaulah Nichols. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anne Nichols; son, Steve (Melissa) Nichols; daughter, Julia Nichols Arvidson; grandchildren, Nikki (Kyle) Hargrove, Natalie Nichols, Jessica (Beau) Sallee and Emily Arvidson; great-grandchildren, Lily, Laura and Lydia Sallee and Abby Hargrove.
His family will receive friends from 4 p.m.until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Mr. Nichols Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31 from the chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted by Dr. Ken Corr. Active pallbearers will be Glendon Fleming, Bobby Woodall,, Ken Robinson, Pete Boswell,Pat Keohane and Sam Slifka. Honorary pallbearer will be Wilton DePriest. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
David Truman Phillips, age 67, of Pleasant View, died Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 11 o’clock am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Dr. Wade Scholes and Randy Hester officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant View United Methodist Church Cemetery with Bubba Jennings, D.J. Walker, Cody Phillips, Cory Page, and his 4 sons serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends on Friday from 4-8:00PM and again on Saturday from 9AM till the hour of service, all at the funeral home.
Mr. Phillips was born November 17, 1948 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Frazier and Beatrice Joiner Phillips. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Vietnam War and was a retired Supervisor with State Industries where he worked for 30 years. After retiring from State Industries he began P & P Lawn Care & Landscaping.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Beaulah Spicer, June McCoy; brothers, Ray Phillips, F.C. Phillips, & Bobby Phillips.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Phillips; sons, Scott (Sandra) Phillips of Pleasant View, Jeremy (Amber) Phillips of Pleasant View, Jared Phillips of Pleasant View, Reed (Kristen) Williams of Ashland City; daughter, Rachel Phillips of Pleasant View, Jackie (Bubba) Jennings of Pleasant View; sisters, Linda Sue (Carl) Sikes of Dover, TN, Carolyn (Terry) Bunn of Pleasant View; grandchildren, Kristen, Allison, Derek, Cody, Kyla, Alexis, Brayden, Colton Phillips, Caitlin & Mallory Jennings; great grandchildren, Waylon, Natalee, Kinsley, Avery, Hadley Phillips, Connor & Kenna Page & Tanner James David O’Brien; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Willie Ann Moulton.
Margaret Ann Gregory Redferrin, age 75, of White House, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Oak Hill Senior Living Center in Portland. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 3pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Daniel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Cross Plains Cemetery with Tyler Faith, Devin Wright, Jason Gregory, Jody McDowell, Derek Gregory and Mike Webb serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 4-8pm and again on Sunday from 1pm until the hour of service at 3pm.
Mrs. Redferrin was born March 11, 1941 in Portland to the late Maynard and Ethel Clendening Gregory. She worked as a Claims Adjuster for CNA and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Redferring is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Earl Redferrin and her daughter, Tina Groves. Mrs. Redferrin is survived by her son, Shannon (Lorie) Groves of White House; daughter, Kelly (James) Redferrin Fox of Portland; brothers, Roy Gregory and Jerry (Glenda) Gregory, both of White House; sisters, Joyce (Rick) Warren of White House and Diane (Jim) Kirk of Portland; grandchildren, Tyler Faith, Alicia Faith, Devin Wright and Megan Groves; and great-grandchild, Dawson Vance.
Mrs. Redferrin’s family would like to say a special “Thank You” to the staff of Oak Hill Senior Living for their devotion and loving care of Mrs. Redferrin.
The family also requests memorial contributions be made to the Pat Summitt Foundation. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin &Bell.
James Dero Wills 82 of Cross Plains, TN passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Alive Hospice – Skyline Campus. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family received friends 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 26, 2016 and 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service was held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the funeral home.
Mr. Wills was born on December 4, 1933 in Nashville, TN to the late James Alfred and Virginia Burton Wills. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Fay Smith Wills.
He was a veteran of the US Navy, owned and operated a commercial & residential waste control service before retirement and a graduate of Isacc Litton High School. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by son, James Andrew Wills of Nashville; daughters, Mary Jane (Kenneth) Midgett of Goodlettsville, Lynn Wills (Elvin Williams) of Dickson; brother, Roger (Joy) Wills of Gallatin; sister, JoAnn Wills of Madison; grandchildren, Johnny Bolstad, Nicole Harrod, Kaci Midgett, Skyler Kimble; great-grandchildren, Giovanni, Aliza, Gavin, Braxton, J’anna, Trenden, Jax, Braden, Nicolas, McKenley, Savannah and Saddie Mae.
Thomas “Tom” Joseph McCarty, age 62, of Cedar Hill, died Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield.
Memorial service date is pending.
Mr. McCarty was born, September 6, 1953, in Ottumwa, Iowa to the late Albert and Laura Howard McCarty. He was a retired Materials Manager at Johnson Electric and an Elder at Stroudsville Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Vicky McCarty; son, Shaun McCarty of Pleasant View; daughters, Sara (Elijah) Reed of Bossier City, LA, Julie (Matt) Langfield of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Ronald (Shirley) McCarty of Independence, MO; sister, Linda Paxton of Grant’s Pass, OR; and 6 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stroudsville Church of Christ. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Mr. Brian Uhl, of Hendersonville, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Holder and stepfather Mike Holder. He is Survived by his wife, Cindy Ulh; Brother, Michael (Kim) Holder; sister, Lisa Uhl; father, Albert Uhl; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. A Visitation was held Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 1-2 PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with a 2 PM Celebration of Life Memorial followed.
A tribute below was written by Jim Myers, Food Columnist with the Tennessean: Longtime Nashville chef Brian Uhl, who bridged the old worlds of continental-style fine dining with new eclecticism died Monday night, his wife Cindy Uhl confirmed. He was 51.
Most recently, Uhl served as restaurateur Randy Rayburn’s culinary right hand as executive chef at Midtown Cafe as well as executive chef and partner at Cabana. Previous to that, he worked at the helm of Rayburn’s famed Sunset Grill from 2000 until 2005 when they opened Cabana together with Craig Clifft.
“Our Cabana and Midtown families are deeply saddened by the passing for our friend, Brian. His passion for his craft and excellent mentorship of young chefs inspired so many of us here and throughout the Nashville culinary community. Our hearts are heavy and our prayers are with his family as we mourn this great loss,” said Clifft through a released statement.
During Uhl’s tenure as chef de cuisine at the legendary Wild Boar, he became the first Nashville chef invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York, back when invitations were highly coveted and hard to come by.
He employed his knowledge of wild game and the framework of European technique he learned from such notable chefs Sigi Eisenberg, Thomas Keller, Jean-Louis Palladin and Boris Keller, and pulled them in the modern age of cooking. In Nashville, he also cooked at F. Scott’s, the Opryland and Stouffer Hotels. Over the years Uhl’s work has been featured in the pages Bon Appétit, The New York Times, GQ as well as USA Today. He was also a gracious and popular ambassador for Nashville and the Tennessee Titans during the years he represented the team at the Taste of the NFL leading up to the Super Bowl.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Brian Uhl Culinary Scholarship at Nashville State Community College, which was established earlier this year to honor his contributions the culinary community.
Mrs. Betty DeGuira, aged 85, of Hendersonville passed away Monday, August 22,2016.
She is proceeded in death by her husband, Paul DeGuira & her sister, Jean. She is survived by her daughters: Judy Snyder, Linda Kelly, Glenda Smith; sons: Mike DeGuira, Patrick DeGuira; step sons: Bill DeGuira & Paul DeGuira. She will be loved and missed by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
A Visitation was held Friday, August 26 from 2-4PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A Celebration of Life Memorial followed on Friday, August 26 at 4PM, here at Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Jamie Ann Kopulos, age 26 of Madison, TN passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 in Madison, TN.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 29, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier Chapel. A Memorial Service will follow at 3:00 pm at the funeral home.
Jamie was born in Springfield on July 23, 1990 to James McCoy Kopulos, Sr and Lisa Diane Searcy Kopulos.
She was a waitress at Steak’n Shake.
She is survived by her parents, James McCoy Kopulos, Sr and Lisa Diane Serarcy Kopulos; children, Brianna Denney, Austin Denney, Alaina Marie Kopulos, Brenden Lee Kopulos; brother, Jason Allen Kopulos; sister, Julie Grace Kopulos and grandmother, Lois Diane Kopulos.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made online to GO FUND ME. (Jamie Ann Kopulos Funeral Expense).
Age 76 passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born June 25, 1940 in Nashville, TN to Robert Joseph & Louise Odom Smith. She and her late husband, Dorris W. Estes, owned and operated Madison Trophy Shop for many years. She was retired from AT&T as a long distance operator and also retired from Nashville Wraps. She was a member of White House General Baptist Church and a volunteer at Hendersonville Hospital. She loved spending time with her family and friends and attending the White House Senior Citizens Center events.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dorris W. Estes; 4 brothers, Robert, Harry, Joe and Raymond; 3 sisters, Lou, Lillian and Georgia. She is survived by her son, Vince (Doris) Estes, Antioch, TN; daughters, Valerie (Mike “Spanky”) Scott, Vivian (Phillip) Toney; both of White House, TN; sister, Doris (Ralph) Baine, Nashville, TN; sister-in-law, Lois Lamb, Millersville, TN; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; special cousins, Jerry and Martha Lane Odom, Seminole, FL. A special thank you to Patsy Adamson and Vicky Strickland and many other friends and family who helped during Carlene’s extended illness.
Funeral service was held Friday, August 26, 2016 at 12 Noon at White House General Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Treadway officiating. Interment followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park with Brandon Burton, Wendell Ward, Pat Fannin, Ray Anderson, Billy Conatser, Adam Perry, David Johnson and Jimmy Patterson serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Thursday, August 25, 2016 2-8pm and Friday, August 26, 2016 10am til service time at the church.
Mary Edna Scott, age 80, of Cheatham County, TN, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 3pm in the chapel of Martins Chapel Methodist Church in Springfield with Reverend Linda Thompson officiating. Burial followed in the Martins Chapel Cemetery with Tim Moulton, Jeff Saxon, John Markham, Andy Coleman, Drew McDonald, Doug DesRuisseaux and Tony Robertson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were all nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday, August 22, 2016 from 4-8pm and again on Tuesday at the church from 1pm until the hour of service.
Mrs. Scott was born June 14, 1936 in Robertson County to the late Henry and Edna Louise Harper Wilson. She worked in the accounting department at Westburn Plumbing and was a member of the Martins Chapel Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Scott is preceded in death by daughters Janice Scott and Sandy Matthews; brothers, Wesley Wilson, Leon Wilson, Bob Wilson, Gene Wilson and Kenneth Wilson; and sisters, Aline Smith and Lenore Binkley.
Mrs. Scott is survived by her husband, Freddy D. “Hambone” Scott; sons, Terry (Janice) Scott of Springfield, Britt (Rosemary) Scott of Springfield and Johnny (Merilee) Scott of Madison; brothers, John (Christine) Wilson, Randy (Brenda) Wilson and Jeffery Wilson, all of Springfield; sisters, Maxine Wooden of Joelton, Pat Hix of Springfield, Annie B. Hayes of Springfield, Beverly (Joe) Langford of Springfield and Earlene (Bill) Estes of Springfield; grandchildren, Julie (Drew) McDonald, Jessica (Doug) DesRuisseaux, Ashley (Jeff) Saxon and Brittany Woodard; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Frances Mason, age 92, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at NHC Health Care Springfield. A graveside service was held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Clarksville on Wednesday, August 24 at 11am with Brother Keith Howell officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Dennis Mason Pulley, Will Mason, Travis Mason, Greg Carter, John Barnard and Trey Robinson. Visitation was held Tuesday, August 23 from 5pm-9pm at the Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mason was born April 15, 1924 in Montgomery County, TN to the late Lawnie and Lillian Keay. She was a homemaker and then later in life worked as a nurse’s aide at Elm Hurst. She was a member of the Coopertown Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mason was preceded in death her husband, A.H. Mason; son, Elvis Mason (Alice Faye); and brothers, Nathan and Clayton Keay. Mrs. Mason is survived by her son, Billy (Linda) Mason of Goodlettsville; daughter, Janet Morgan of Texas; 11 loving grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 4 great great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
In Lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations be made to the Ladies Bible Class at Coopertown Church of Christ and may be sent in c/o Austin and Bell Funeral Home.