In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 12, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Jerry Edward Barlow Jr.
Jerry Edward Barlow, Jr., age 46 of Springfield, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center. His remains are to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.
Mr. Barlow was born September 8, 1970 in Rutherford County to Jerry and Deborah McCormick Barlow, Sr. of Cross Plains. He was a veteran of the United States Army, was a scaffold builder, and a member of Carpenters Union 223. He loved to fish and enjoyed dancing, watching his grandson play baseball, and playing practical jokes.
He is survived by his wife, Valerie Barlow of Springfield; son, Duston McCreary of Shang Hi, China; daughter, Kimberly McCreary of Hendersonville; sister Deborah “Cissy” (Randall) Hobbs of Cross Plains; grandchildren, Tristan Phipps and Sophia Gerard; aunt, Sherry Measles of Cross Plains; nieces, Kimberly Fortner, Katie Spurlin, and Brooke Ewers; and nephews, Jason Merritt and Brian Alford.
Mr. Zachary Tyler Norman, age 22 of Greenbrier, TN died Friday March 10, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the Flewellyn Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from 2 -8 pm and again on Wednesday from 10 am until the hour of service at 2.
Zach was born on December 29, 1994 in Hendersonville, TN to Luke and Miss Penny Norman of Greenbrier and Heather Rowe of Gallatin. He was a scaffold builder. In addition to his parents Zach is survived by his son, Bentley Ty Norman, daughter, Brooklyn Tess Norman, fiancé, Haley Pewitt, all of Gallatin; brother, Nathan Norman, sisters, Caylie Norman and Presley Norman, all of Greenbrier; grandparents, Sue and Gary Puckett of Greenbrier, Louise Collins of Gallatin and Larry and Grace Collins of Florida; aunts and uncles, April and Damon Burkeen of Portland, Jimmy and Lisa Norman of Estell Springs, TN, Heather and Brian Barrett of Murfreesboro, Caleb and Heather Norman of Greenbrier, Clay and Christina Norman of Clarksville, Jake and Kirbi Norman of Coopertown, Stacia and Keith Hat of Winchester, TN, April Puckett of Texas and Joe and Kelley Norman of Westmoreland TN. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jim Norman and Gary Bilbrey
Robert Donald “Don” Pitt, age 84 of the Lamont Community died Friday March 10, 2017 in Sumner Co TN. He was born October 1, 1932 in Robertson Co TN to the late Robert Ollie Pitt Sr and Rosa Warren Pitt. He was retired from working all over the United States as a pipeline worker and he loved bird hunting.
In addition to his parents, Don is also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Ollie Pitt Jr and Jerry Lynn Pitt and sisters, Willie Bell Hill and Robbie Jean Garrison. Don is survived by his daughter, Debra Hinton of Hendersonville, TN; grandchildren, Krysta Powell and Jason Hinton, five great grandchildren; brothers, Henry Coleman Pitt of Orlinda, Clois Pitt of Springfield, Ricky Joseph Pitt of Franklin, KY; sisters, Dorothy Mae Lewis of Morgantown, IN, Lois Cooley of Indianapolis, IN, Linda Boles of Portland, TN and Mary Alice Belt of White House.
His request was to have his remains cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Edna Wooden Cook, age 90 of Springfield, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at White House Healthcare. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Connie Cissna, Rev. Clint Jones, and Bro. Doug Spain officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Danny Cook, Danny Dean, Charlie Cook, Mark Cook, Brian Cook, and Burnie Hudgens serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Bilyeu, Jeff Coffee, Anthony Coffee, Doug Wooden, and the members of Owens Chapel United Methodist Church. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mrs. Cook was born March 8, 1927 in Logan County, KY to the late Clint and Mary Carter Wooden. She was a member of Owens Chapel United Methodist Church and was retired form Wilson Sporting Goods. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Moore Cook; brothers, Herschel and Marion Wooden; son-in-law, Ron Coffee; and grandson-in-law, Rick Strong. She is survived by her son, Leonard Danny (Brenda) Cook of Gallatin; daughters, Nenda Cook Coffee of Springfield and Lovie Gayle (Danny) Dean of Springfield; sisters, Martha Traughber of Springfield and Judy (Jackie) Elmore of Chapmansboro; grandchildren, Stephanie Cook Strong, Melissa Dean Bilyeu, Rhonda Coffee Hadder, Jeff Coffee, and Molly Coffee Kirk; great grandchildren, Olivia Lynn Bilyeu, Rachel Catherine Strong, and Anna Claire Strong; brother-in-law, Lovell (Joann) Cook of Springfield; and sister-in-law, Jean Wooden of Springfield.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Owens Chapel United Methodist Church. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Gary Frey Taylor, 62, of Springfield, died Wednesday March 8, 2017 at North Crest Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Sunday March 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Reverend Jerry Heflin officiating. Pallbearers were Jackie Sherrod, Jeff Freeman, Mike Freeman, Kyle Freeman, Charles Bibee, Kevin Hutton, Timmy Hutton, and Brett Taylor. The family received friends on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home
Mr. Taylor was born July 6, 1954 in Robertson County to the late Bernice and Viola Woodard Taylor. He was a tow motor operator at Dometic/Atwood, and was a member of Eastland Heights Baptist Church. Mr. Taylor loved watching UT Vols and Pittsburg Steelers football. He enjoyed working and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Harold Taylor, and a sister: Joyce Sherrod.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Brett and Shelli Taylor of Springfield, daughter and son-in-law: Jennifer and Billy Hampton of Greenbrier, sisters: Nancy Lee, Elsie Moore, Brenda Hutton, Sylvia Bibee, and Dorothy Freeman all of Springfield, grandchildren: Landry Hampton, Ashylin and Braylin Taylor.
Jeraldine Coulter Smith, 77, of Springfield, died Monday March 6, 2017 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday March 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Jorgen Runquist officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Heatherly, Michael Heatherly, Loman Keef, Chris Barlow, Malcolm Brown, Jonathan Barrow, Josh Mooneyhan, and Patrick Lee serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 12 noon until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 8 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Smith was born April 6, 1939 in Robertson County to the late Roy and Eva Mae Gibbs Coulter. She was a retired customer service clerk with Kroger and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith enjoyed working word search, collecting angels, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son: Minor Lee Smith.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her son: Larry Wayne Huddleston of Springfield, daughter: Mary Huddleston Heatherly of Springfield, brothers: David Coulter of Millersville and Jimmy Coulter of Springfield, sisters: Regena Biggs of Springfield and Faye Morphis of Springfield, grandchildren: David, Michael, and Christopher Heatherly, great grandchildren: Dakota Lee and Aria Skye Heatherly.
Homer Wilson Pitt, age 94 of Nashville, and formerly of Robertson and Montgomery Counties, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at the home of his son in Nashville. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Stoecker and Pastor Jamie Mandrell officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Mark Pitt, Dom Fanello, Trey Spraker, Chase Rossiter, Craig Rossiter, and Ray Wilson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Lane, Les Rossiter, Jimmy Pitt, and Tommy Wilson. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday March 10th from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Pitt was born February 12, 1923 in Cross Plains to the late Jerry W. and Myrtle Dowell Pitt. He was a member of Clarksville First United Methodist Church, was a heavy equipment supervisor and Ft. Campbell, and was a veteran of the United States Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Sue Wilson Pitt; brothers, William Pitt and Joseph Byrns Pitt, Sr.; and sisters, Sandy Jones and Hattie Mae Wilson. He is survived by his son Mark Pitt of Nashville.
Stacey Lee Henegar, age 46, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, passed away on March 5, 2017 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
Funeral services were conducted on Friday, March 10, 2017 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Gilder and Rev. Jerry Wallace officiating. Interment followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tony Benton, Brad Benton Ryan Miller, Hunter Couch, David Mathis, Nathan Mathis, Mike Gregory and Eddie Arnold serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 4:00pm to 8:00 and again on Friday from 10:00 am until the hour of service at 11:00 am
Mrs. Henegar was born on December 29, 1970 in Gallatin, Tennessee, the daughter of Cindy and the late Thomas Lee Stubblefield. She graduated from MTSU and worked as a registered nurse for 20 years.
In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her grandparents, Clarence and Alma Stubblefield and Morgan and Dorothy Boozer.
She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Jeremy Henegar, two sons, Zach and Matthew, mother Cindy, sister Jenny and many loving in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
Obituary for Oliver Leo “Ozzie” Reynolds
Age 81 of Cottontown passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 surrounded by those who loved him. He was born March 2, 1936. Ozzie was known as a loving husband, caring father, younger brother, and the most supportive grandfather and great-grandfather ever. Reynolds retired from Ford Motor Glass Company after 44 years. He was an avid athlete who lettered in baseball, and basketball at Belmont University, and was inducted into the Nashville Old Timers Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame in 2002. Reynolds was known best at the gyms and ballparks as his grandkids and great-grandkids biggest supporter.
He is preceded in death by parents, Max & Minnie Reynolds; sister-in-law, Joan Short and brother, Leroy (Gerry) Reynolds. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Elise Reynolds; children, Kelly (Kim) Reynolds, Mike (Kerrie) Reynolds and Debbie (Jeff) Kimbro; grandkids, Leslie (John), Kacie (Justin), Matthew (Jennifer), Chase, Taylor (Chris), Dylan, Allie and Hailey; great-grandkids, Eli, Preston, Madison, Kelsey, Easton, Ellie and Blakely.
A Graveside service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10am at White House Memorial Gardens. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4-8pm at Austin and Bell in White House.
Willie Carter, age 97, of Cedar Hill, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Morningside Assisted Living in Springfield.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Dr. Tommy Crunk and Brother Joe Rushing officiating and congregational singing being led by Daniel Rushing. Burial will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery with his grandsons, Christopher Carter, Phillip Mason, Jason Ellis, Clint Mason, CW03 Andy Ellis, Jason Martin, Bradley Callis andAdam Callis serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers are the men of Cedar Hill Church of Christ, George Anderson, Ed Anderson, Ken Stroud, Jim Stroud, Henry Baggett, Tom Worsham, Wayne Lowe and Mark Lowe.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 2-8pm and again on Wednesday from 10am until the hour of service at 11am.
Mr. Carter was born May 26, 1919 in Logan County, Kentucky to the late Samuel and Mossie Woody Carter, Sr. He was a farmer and member of the Cedar Hill Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents Mr. Carter is preceded in death by his wife, Annie Rebecca McIntosh Carter, his siblings, his grandchildren, Candace Carter, step-grandson, Chris Baker, great-grandchildren, Angel Grace Winski, Bret Mason and Paula Elain Mason.
Mr. Carter is survived by his sons, Edgar (Joy) Carter of Royal Oak, MI and Steve (Wanda) Carter of Springfield; daughters, Faye (Aubrey) Ellis of Greenbrier, Wanda (Tommy) Mason of Springfield, Gail (Don) Jenkins of Cedar Hill and Penny Callis of Springfield; sister, Carrie Mae Bly of Smyrna; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Cedar Hill Church of Christ Carpet Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Age 69 of Cottontown passed away March 11, 2017 at The Waters of Springfield. He was born March 25, 1947 in Orlinda, TN to Donovan and Lillie Bell Stark Covington. He was a self-employed landlord. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Mike Covington. He is survived by his wife, Janice Weisberg Covington; daughters, Pennie Kaye Covington and Levena Bell Covington (Caleb) Moss; brothers, Jerry Covington, Dennis Covington, Reid Covington, Bryant Covington and Steven Covington; sisters, Carole Covington Kahla, Gail Walters, Rose Marie Covington and Fairy Covington; 1 grandchild, Logan Walters.
Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in White House with family and friend serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Monday, March 13, 2017 4-8pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Fund.
Age 87 of Springfield passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home. He was born October 5, 1929 in Nashville, TN to Kenneth and Pauline Briley McKenzie. He worked as a union organizer for AFLCIO and proudly served his country in the US Navy. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy Keysaer McKenzie; sisters, Christie Smith and Eleanor “Jitter” Finley.
He is survived by sons, Thomas Lynn (Janice) McKenzie, Hendersonville, TN and Kenneth Michael (Wanda) McKenzie, Frederick, Maryland; daughters, Kathleen Jenkins, Gallatin, TN and Sherry (Tommy) Harrison, Gallatin, TN; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.
Private graveside service is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11am at Woodlawn Memorial Park. There is no visitation planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson Street Nashville, TN 37203
Age 73 of White House passed away, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home. He was born February 13, 1944 in Chattanooga, TN to Ruben and Gladys King Keith, Sr. He was a retired Supervisor for the Sewer Department for the City of White House. He is preceded in death by his father, Ruben Keith, Sr.; brother, Fred Keith.
He is survived by hhis wife of 47 years, Vickie Hunter Keith; mother, Gladys Keith; sons, Timothy (Mary) Keith and Chris (Darlene) Keith; daughters, Tammy Greene, Christie Keith and Jamie (Mark) Ferguson; brother, Daris Thomas “DT” (Connie) Keith; sisters, Marie Cooper and Dean Combast; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Rev. Larry Treadway officiating. Interment will follow in Old Brush Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation is planned for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4-8pm and Wednesday, March 15, 2017 n9-11am.
Leonard Austin Pendleton, age 76, of Springfield, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Frank Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeff Doss, Doug Webb, Marcus Hart, Tyler Hart and Chris Drake serving as pallbearers and American General as Honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Tuesday from 12 Noon until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mr. Pendleton was born May 30, 1940 in Robertson County to the late Otis and Roxie Bell Morris Pendleton. He worked as an insurance agent for American General Interstate Life.
In addition to his parents Mr. Pendleton is preceded in death by his wifes, Gayle Pendleton and Carol Marcum Pendleton; his brothers, William Thomas Pendleton, Roy James Pendleton and Anthony Ray Pendleton and sister, Mary Faye Pendleton. He is survived by his sons, Tony (Debbie) Pendleton of Cedar Hill and Timmy (Amy) Pendleton of Murfreesboro; step-son, Thad Marcum of Nashville; step-daughters, Lisa (Dave) Jones of Nashville, Jennie (Phillip) Roach of Pleasant View and Stacy (Chris) Drake of Springfield; brothers, Donald, Ralph, George and Lonnie Pendleton of Springfield; sister, Belvy Peercy of Springfield; special friend, Jeff Doss; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NorthCrest Hospice and can be sent c/o Austin and Bell Funeral Home.
Jimmy “Jim” Harel Rippetoe, age 69 of Pleasant View, was the 5th of 6 children in the Charlie D. and Lucille Qualls Rippetoe family. He was born April 12, 1947 and died March 9, 2017.
He is survived by 2 brothers, Billy and David Rippetoe, and 2 sisters, Ruth Russell and Joann Whitaker. He leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Patsy Nicholson Culwell Rippetoe. Jim was a devoted family man and leaves with cherished memories, his children by choice, Chuck Culwell and Amy Culwell Douglas, their spouses, Sherry Culwell & Micheal Douglas, and 5 grandchildren, Luke & Jacob Culwell, and Micaela, Dawson, and Mia Douglas, as well as his precious 2 year old Addie, daughter of friends, Michael & Cassey Digby.
After graduating high school, Jim proudly volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1965 and served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1970. He made a career in the Army National Guard Springfield, retiring in 2002 as a 1st Sergeant.
In addition to his parents, Jim has waiting for him in eternity, his elder sister, Bobbie Jean Shumate, three special brothers-in-law, Kenneth Dowlen, Donnie Russell, and Robert Whitaker.
Jim was of the protestant faith and a member of Providence Baptist Church. Pastor David Price and Bro. Gene Parton will hold the service.
Arrangements are with Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View where visitation was held Friday, March 10th, 5-8pm and again on Saturday from 9am till the hour of service at 11 o’clock am. Interment was held at Good Springs Cemetery with his grandsons and Michael Digby, Toby Rippetoe, and Mark Rippetoe serving as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Providence Baptist Church Building Fund. Donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Eva Nell Tittle, age 101 of Hendersonville, passed away on Thursday, March 9 2017. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Tittle; her parents, Frank and Pearl Poindexter; her son, Glenn Tittle; and four brothers. She was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her daughters; Mary Katherine Bloodworth and Susan (Ron) Whitefield; son, Jimmy (Kathy) Tittle; her sister, Mary Jane York of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; 8 Grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren and 6 Great-Great-Grandchildren.
Her family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday March,12 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville. Her Celebration of Life Service will be on Monday, March 17 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home with Keith Parker officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. The family request that memorial contributions be made to the Jeremy Parker Foundation at Freed Hardeman University, 158 East Main St. Henderson, TN. 38340.
Age 64 of Star City, Arkansas, formerly of White House, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at CHI St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born January 9, 1953 in Danville, KY to Foster and Carol Jeanne Schneider Curtsinger. He worked as an Automotive Service Technology Instructor for the University of Arkansas Monticello. He loved fishing, NASCAR and flying remote control airplanes. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Steven Curtsinger.
He is survived by his wife of 42-1/2 years, Carol Ellis Curtsinger, Star City, Arkansas; sons, Cody (Holly) Curtsinger, White House, TN and Ty (Laci) Curtsinger, Portland, TN; sister, Shannon (Ron) Short, Danville, KY; 6 grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Bob Cook officiating. Visitation was held Friday, March 10, 2017 4-8pm and Saturday, March 11, 2017 10-11am at the funeral home.
Philip Ray Bollinger, age 75, passed away very peacefully at his home in Greenbrier, TN on Monday, March 6, 2017. A Celebration of his life was held Thursday, March 9, 2017, 2:30PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Greenbrier, TN with Pastor Barry Voorhies officiating.
He was born in Springfield, TN the son of the late Henry Bollinger and Irene Dillard Bollinger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Charles, Gene, Porter & James Bollinger; sisters, Martha Blick, Julia Ann Bollinger, Faye Parker & Wanda Goad.
Philip was a ‘Born Again Believer’ and man of faith. A 1960 graduate of Greenbrier High School, he entered the U. S. Army in July 1960 where he served until July 1963. He went to work at Dupont Industries in 1964 and was promoted into a management position. He retired in 2000 after 35 years of service. He married the love of his life, Joy Weaver, on April 21, 1967 and they made their home in Greenbrier where they raised their 2 sons, Todd and Shane. He was active in community affairs serving as an Alderman from 1976 to 1980 and from 2002 to 2006. He served as the Mayor of Greenbrier from 1980 to 1988. After retirement he worked with his son, Todd with Tommy Walker Land Surveyors and as a school crossing guard at Greenbrier Middle School.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of almost 50 years, Joy Bollinger; his 2 sons and their wives, Todd & Sharon Bollinger, Greenbrier, TN and Shane & Christy Bollinger, Hendersonville, TN; brother & sister-in-law, Ronnie & Ginny Bollinger, Greenbrier, TN; sister & brother-in-law, Shirley & Frank Woodard, Goodlettsville, TN; loved and cherished grandchildren, Brooke, Paige, Dylan & Hunter Bollinger; and special furry friend, Chloe.
Visitation with the family was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 3 to 8PM and on Thursday, March 9, 2017 prior to the service from 11 to 2:30PM. Final resting place will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Tommy Weaver, Frank Woodard, Mickey Cobb, Hunter Bollinger, Dylan Bollinger, Ronnie Weaver, Richie Pigg, Chucky Weaver & Randy Weaver. Honorary pallbearers, Harry Blick, Keith Covington & Bobby Dorris.
The family asks donations are made ‘In Memory of Philip Bollinger’ to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Philip’s family would like to extend special thanks to all the caregivers, family and friends who showed their care and concern during the 5 years of Philip’s illness. You will never know how much all the acts of kindness and love meant to all of us during this very difficult time.
Emma Lela Jones Tackett, age 89, of Ridgetop passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at her daughters home. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family received friends on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Wednesday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service was at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier Chapel with Sellers Crain and Eugene George officiating. Burial followed in Spring Hill Cemetery on Dividing Ridge Road, Goodlettsville.
She was born September 2, 1927 in Nashville, TN to the late Jesse Everett and Mary Stansberry Jones. She was also preceded in death by former husband, Wayne Tackett; sisters, Lena Morris, Evelyn Jones, Frances Pitcock and Estelle Winslow. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rivergate Church of Christ.
She is survived by a son, Keith Tackett; daughter, Susie (Eugene) George; grandchildren, Jason (Melody) Tackett, Wendy Tackett, Wesley Tackett, Samantha (Josh) Hager, Ben (Jane Bryan) George; great grandchildren, Rylie Brinley, Jonathan Tackett, Deanna Tackett, Destaney Tackett, Lincoln George and a devoted niece, Betty Dunlap. Pallbearers were Jason Tackett, Wesley Tackett, Ben George, Jonathan Tackett, Josh Hager and Ken Dunlap.