In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week January 9, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Louise Hughes
Alma Louise Hughes, age 87 of Springfield, TN died Monday January 9, 2017 at the Waters of Robertson. Her remains are at the Robertson County Funeral Home where services will be held at 12 pm on Wednesday January 11, 2017 in the Oakhurst Chapel with Rev. Gerry Claybrook officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday in Springfield from 10 am until the hour of service at 12 pm. Her remains will then be conveyed to Wilson Funeral Home in LaFayette Ga where funeral services will be held at 1 pm (EST) on Thursday January 12, 2017 with visitation from 10 am until the hour of service at 1 pm. Burial will follow in the LaFayette City Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Mrs. Hughes was born July 20, 1929 in LaFayette, GA to the late Dewy Rufus and Ella Wilson Coker. Her husband, Fay Hughes, son Jerry Hughes, great grandson Raylan Boone Stevens, brothers, Charles and Roy Coker and sister, Tootsie Turner also preceded her in death.
Louise was a member of First Baptist Church O’Fallon. She was a retired clerk, having worked in the dry cleaning industry but her “real” job was a Pastor’s wife. Mrs. Hughes was a gifted seamstress and loved working in the yard and gardening.
Surviving her are her daughters and son-in-law, Sheila Hughes Stevens and Ron of Springfield, TN, Teena Hughes Estrada of Fairview Heights, IL; brother, Frank Coker; sisters, Mary “Sue” Key, Brenda Wrape, Royce Matthews; grandchildren, Chris Stevens, Kevin Stevens, Daniel Estrada, Trishia McKerrica, JoeEric Estrada, Celeste Estrada, Melody White, Michael Hughes and Jason Hughes; and three great grandchildren.
The family request if so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the North American Missions Board. All donations may be sent in care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Obituary for Diane Williams
Mrs. Diane Moore Williams, age 86, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Springfield First United Methodist Church from 11am until the Memorial service at 1pm with Brother Jason Wilkerson, Reverend Jim Higgins and Reverend Jerry Wallace officiating.
With a lovely smile and enthusiastic nature, Diane Moore Williams never met a stranger. Throughout her well-lived life, she continued to have a spirit of “Friendliest” and “Best-All-Round,” just as she was voted in high school.
Born April 5, 1930, the only child of the late Margaret Dowlen and Hiram Duncan Moore, Diane was a gracious hostess, whose wit and sense of humor were a blessing to all.
She attended Springfield High School, lettering in basketball and cheerleading, and was president of the Sub-Deb Club. Her 1948 graduating diploma was presented to her by her father, Duncan Moore, long-time Commissioner of Schools. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1952 and was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority.
Diane married Richard Allen “Dick” Williams, a USDA tobacco grader & supervisor, in June 1953. Together they enjoyed golf and traveling. She was known by many in the county as a substitute teacher, who frequently took books to read to her classes. She worked for the Welfare Department, was a life-long member of Springfield First United Methodist Church, and a member of Springfield Country Club.
A faithful community volunteer and supporter, she was a longtime member of the Charlotte Reeves Robertson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and Robertson County Historical Society. She assisted in documenting cemeteries in the county, culminating in the Cemetery Records of Robertson County series, and supported the YMCA.
A health and competitive sports enthusiast, Diane won her college sorority’s Intramural Ping Pong championship (and could still beat male challengers in later years), made a hole-in-one during the Lebanon Golf and Country Club’s Ladies Invitational Tournament in 1997, and enjoyed tennis, classes at the YMCA, her long-time bridge clubs, and playing cards at the Senior’s Center.
Surviving are her only daughter, Katherine Moore Williams Lewis, Richmond, VA; grandsons, Robert Williams Lewis, Long Beach, CA, and Anderson Moore Lewis, Washington, DC; a niece, Susan Williams, Nashville; first cousins, Vic Dowlen, Nashville, Rus Gant, Boston, Ma., Jim Boren, Memphis, and Lanny Moore, Clinton, TN; and many other dear cousins and friends.
If so desired, the family requests donations to Springfield First United Methodist Church.
Dorothy Mae Byard Hulsey, age 85, of Springfield, TN, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at her home. A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2pm in the Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield with Brother Jack Batson officiating and family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Mrs. Hulsey was born May 28, 1931 in Montgomery County, TN to the late Matthew Edmondson and Ida Bromley Byard.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hulsey was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Hulsey; and son, Bobby Hulsey.
Mrs. Hulsey is survived by her sons, Kenneth, Carl and Tim Hulsey of Nashville and Paul (Rhonda) Hulsey of Nashville; daughters, Margaret (Sterg) Tegos of Lebanon, Barbara (Ronald) Crowe of Springfield, Pamela (Dewey) Allen of Annville, KY and Teresa (Walter) Hixson of Nashville; brothers, Herman Byard, Wayne (Teresa) Byard and George (Peggy) Byard, all of Clarksville; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 15 great great-grandchildren.
John Wesley Strange, Jr., age 87, of Springfield, TN, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at Morningside Assisted Living. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Joe Rushing officiating. Burial will follow at the Adams Cemetery in Adams, TN. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 4pm until 7pm and then Tuesday, from 10am until hour of service.
Mr. Strange was born April 11, 1929 in Burns, TN to the late John Wesley and Sallie Pauline Watts Strange, SR. He served in the Air Force and was a mail carrier for the US Post Office.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Strange was preceded in death by his step-mother, Grace Youngblood Strange; brothers, Gordon Cyril Strange and Charles Edwin Strange; and sister, Mona Sue Belt.
Mr. Strange is survived by his son, Gerald (Shelly) Strange of Clarksville; daughters, Cathy (Ron) Wibking of Adams, Debbie (Kenneth) Lewis of Cedar Hill and Terry Ann (Lonnie) Martin of Cedar Hill; brothers, Paul Strange of Adams and Ronnie (Denise) Strange of Cedar Hill; sister, Theresa Head of Springfield; 9 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NorthCrest Hospice and may be sent in c/o Austin and Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut Street, Springfield, TN 37142, (615) 384-1000.
Margaret “Peggy” Rudd, age 86, of Greenbrier passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at her residence.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements. A Memorial Service will be held 6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Solid Rock Baptist Church with Bro. T. Tommy Rawls officiating.
She was born in Florida on February 18, 1930 to the late Lyman and Vivian Whetstone Willis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Rudd and a son, Elzy Rudd.
She was a member of Solid Rock Baptist and formerly worked as a Hair Stylist.
She is survived by son, Timothy “TJ” (Monica) Rudd; daughter, Lindy (Jeff) Mayo; brother, Robert (Sherri) Willis; grandchildren, Ashley Spears, Zachary Mayo; great-grandchildren, Maleah Spears, Levi Spears, Dylan Rudd and Gracie Rudd. Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com
Obituary for Kaelani Cheyanne Bradshaw
Kaelani Cheyanne Bradshaw, infant daughter of Thomas and Kayla Bradshaw of Portland, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Portland Medical Center.
A visitation will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm., Austin and Bell Funeral home in Springfield. There are no services planned at this time.
Kaelani was preceded in death by grandfathers, Kenneth Kemper Sr. and Joel Thomas Bradshaw Sr.; and grandmother, Carole S. Wood.
In addition to her parents Baby Kaelani is survived by her grandparents, Jim and Christy Troup of Springfield and Joel Thomas Jr. and Elizabeth Bradshaw of Portland; granddad, Billy Biggs of Madison; aunts, Shauna Qualls and Maeghan and Emmaleigh Bradshaw all of Springfield; sister, Serenity Bradshaw of Portland; and many other loving family members and friends.
Calvin Murray Cohea, age 83, of Greenbrier, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at NHC Healthcare. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend Linda Hatcher and Brother Buddy Rawls officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Ricky Cohea, Tony Cohea, Thomas Cohea, Michael Cohea, Matthew Cohea and Mark Cohea serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Holman and Gary Cohea. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 2-8pm and again on Thursday from 9am until the hour of service at 11am.
Mr. Cohea was born February 24, 1933 in Barren Plains to the late Claude and Lois Murray Cohea. He worked for the State of TN and was of the Presbyterian faith.
In addition to his parents Mr. Cohea is preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Holman Finn and his brother, Milton Stratton Cohea. Mr. Cohea is survived by his wife, Linda Rawls Cohea; sons, Ricky Murray of Greenbrier, Tony (Dana) Cohea of Cedar Hill and Thomas Cohea of Madison; grandchildren, Mark Cohea, Michael Cohea, Matthew Cohea and Brianna Cohea; and great-grandchildren, Trenton Raymond Sky and Jackson Dean Cohea.
“Bullwinkle”-Age 73 of White House passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at Specialty Select Hospital in Nashville. He was born July 5, 1943 in Jacksonville, FL to William Allen and Alicia Graham Barber, Sr. He worked in maintenance for Kroger. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He loved trains, airplanes and building his 1929 Ford car. He was a member of the RC Tractor Pulling Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elma Ruth Briggs Barber; sister, Nancy (Wallace) Powell. He is survived by daughters, Linda (Murray) Brown, Cottontown, TN, Kathy (David) Williams, Springfield, TN and Tilda (Tommy) Crouch, Cottontown, TN; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Billy Bowers officiating. Interment followed in Greenbrier City Cemetery with military honors and with grandsons and great-grandsons serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Wednesday, January 4, 2017 2-4 and 6-8pm and Thursday, January 5, 2017 11-1pm at the funeral home. Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN.
Russell Lee Hodge, age 64, of Springfield, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. No memorial services are planned at this time.
Mr. Hodge was born November 7, 1952 in England to the late Lee Roy and Eunice Thompson Hodge. He was a veteran on the U.S. Army, was an ironworker and was a Christian.
In addition to his parents Mr. Hodge is preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Hodge. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Marsh Hodge; son, Shannon Thompson of Springfield; daughter, Tonia Meadows of Greenbrier; sisters, Barbara Todd of Evansville, IN, Peggy Ecker of Colorado and Carol Lewis of Tuscan, AZ; and grandchildren, Destiny McQuirt and Christopher Adcock.
Age 64 of White House passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born May 31, 1952 in Nashville, TN to Gene Thomas and Beatrice Harper Cothron. He worked as an electrician. He was involved in various activities including hunting, fishing, the saddle club, civil war reenactment and the MBK motorcycle club.
He is preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Cody Wayne Cothron; 1 sister; 5 brothers. He is survived by daughters, Jessica Cothron, White House, TN, Monica (Rob) Catlett, Clarksville, TN; brother, Lynn (Vickie) Cothron, Madison, TN; sister, Shirley (Johnny) Traughber, Florida; 2 grandchildren, Elijah Catlett and Skylar Catlett.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. Visitation is planned from Noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. The family respectfully asks for no flowers. Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN
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