In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week October 16, 2016
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Steven Michael “Mickey” Faenza
Steven Michael “Mickey” Faenza, age 68 of Adairville, KY, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Hospital in Cookeville, TN. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Dean Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dan Lovell officiating. Burial followed in the Noe Family Cemetery in Russellville, KY with Matteo Faenza, Jack Alan Perry, Brian Perry, T.J. Faenza, Stephen Michael Faenza, and Steven Faenza serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was John Faenza. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Faenza was born August 31, 1948 in Miami, FL to the late Francis John “Frank” and Ann Maxwell Perry Faenza. He was a retired truck driver and attended Berea Baptist Church.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Mary Faenza of Adairville, KY; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Becky Faenza of Russellville, KY, Matteo Faenza of Springfield, TN, and T.J. and Beth Faenza of Adairville; sisters and brother-in-law, Kitty Faenza McGregor of Canton, MA and Pat and Jack Law of Chapel Hill, TN; grandsons, Stephen Michael Faenza and Logan Ryan Faenza; and ex-wife, Mamie Garnsey of Auburn, KY. Dean Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Louise “Granny Mac” McMahon, 94, of Greenbrier, died Tuesday October 11, 2016 at NHC in Springfield. Funeral services were conducted Saturday October 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenridge Church of Christ with Bro. Jack Martin officiating. Interment followed at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville with Todd Rector, Brandon Rector, Joshua Rector, Josh Greer, John Martin, Alan Osborne, Anthony Mann, and Robert Adkisson serving as pallbearers. Her great grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers. The family received friends at the Greenridge Church of Christ on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
Mrs. McMahon was born July 17, 1922 in Dickson County to the late Archie and Blanche Hicks Lyell. She was a homemaker and a member of Greenridge Church of Christ. She loved cooking and especially making homemade bread, keeping children, gardening, and loving life. She believed in always serving others and doing for others. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Gilbert McMahon and her daughter, Elaine McMahon.
Mrs. McMahon is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Lyell and Linda McMahon of New Johnsonville, daughters and sons-in-law: Carol and Jerry Fagg, Gail and Frank Hemphill all of Greenbrier, grandchildren: Karen (Anthony) Mann, Sharon (Alan) Osborne, Shea (Robert) Adkisson, Heather (Josh) Greer, Kristen (John) Martin, Todd (Hayley) Rector, Brandon Rector, Joshua (Jamie) Rector, 12 great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary for Amanda Anderson
Amanda Jeanne Anderson, 36, of Springfield, died Sunday October 9, 2016 at Alive Hospice Skyline Madison Campus. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday October 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Joey Jones and Bro. Allen Riley officiating. Interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery with Gilbert McMurtry, Samuel Anderson, Joe Allen Swindle, Ricky Lee Swindle, Kris Radke, and Russell Aaron serving as pallbearers. The family received 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.
Amanda was born October 22, 1979 in Davidson County. She worked as a manager for Jr Foods and Sudden Service markets. Amanda was a member of Flewellyn Baptist Church, and had a very strong faith in God. She enjoyed watching her daughters play softball, fishing, and loved her family.
Amanda is survived by her husband: Shane Anderson of Pleasant View, daughters: Samantha Jeanne Anderson of Springfield, Katherine Doris Anderson of Pleasant View, and Jessica Michelle Hill of Cross Plains, parents: Jim and Barbara Brown McMurtry of Springfield, sister and brother-in-law: Christie Dawn and Terry Hunt of Millersville, grandchild: Paisley Marie Hill, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alive Hospice.
Dr. John Wesley Drury “Jay”, age 44, of Orlando, FL, died Thursday October 6, 2016 at Florida Hospital in Kissimmee, FL. Funeral services were conducted Thursday October 13th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearer was Brock Smith. The family received friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Dr. Drury was born July 24, 1972 in Davidson County. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and then from the University of Kentucky Medical School. He was a family physician. Dr. Drury was a Kentucky Colonel, and an avid sports fan, especially University of Tennessee football and University of Kentucky basketball. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father: June Monhollen Anderson and Michael Anderson.
Dr. Drury is survived by his father and step-mother: Steve and Dee Drury of Trenton, MI, sisters and brothers-in-law: Tina and Brian Grubbs of Lexington, KY, Susie and Casey Fleser of LaVergne, step-brother: Christopher Woods and wife Jennifer of Brownstown, IL, step-sister: Crystal Wix and husband Bobby of Cross Plains, girlfriend: Angela Buckles of Orlando, FL, six nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital or to the University of Kentucky Medical School Scholarship Fund.
L. Marie Tanksley, age 84 of Greenbrier, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at her residence. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends Monday, October 17, 2016 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. A Memorial Service will follow at 4:00 pm on Monday October 17, 2016 at the funeral home.
She was born in Joelton, TN on April 18, 1932 to the late Christopher Columbus and Naomi Trenary Adcock.
She was manager of their family farm and business in Greenbrier. She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Tanksley and Linda (Joel) White. Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com
Obituary for Bobby Joe Morris
MORRIS, Bobby Joe “Tall Man”, age 83 of Hendersonville, passed away in the early morning of Saturday, October 15, 2016. He was born in Robertson County on May 18, 1933. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1951 and was Center on the basketball team and an End on the football team. As a graduate of Union University, he was voted Best All Around Male Student his Senior year, and was also the Pledge Master of the SAE Fraternity. At Union, he was also a three sport starter in football, basketball and track. He was an avid Vandy Fan. He is a U.S. Army Veteran and was later Manager of the Springfield Herald newspaper for 6 years, Public Relations Director for NASCO for 22 years, and then a Field Sales Manager for Readers Digest. He was a life member of the Optimist Club. He loved the church, serving as ordained Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and devoted Choir member. Second only to the Lord would be his love of his family and their music. The consummate supporter and encourager to all within his circle of influence.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, William A. Morris and Bela Morris; and sister, Geneva Cormany.
He loved and adored his wife, Sylvia Vise Morris of Memphis. They celebrated 60 years of marriage this year. He is also survived by a daughter, Crystal (Edward) Albornoz; a son, Eric (Nicole) Morris; grandchildren, Brock Tatum, Lexie Tatum, Carlye Morris, Hope Albornoz and Lake Morris.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 16, from 2pm until 7pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville; and on Monday, October 17, at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville from 11am until his Celebration of Life Service at 2pm with Dr. Bruce Chesser officiating.
Pallbearers will be Don Hicks, Art Mayernick, Myers Parsons, Jeff Lake, Ted Stubblefield, Doug Ebelhar and Merrol Hyde . Interment will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
Age 66 of White House passed away Friday, October 14,2016 at her home. She was born May 25, 1950 in Nashville, TN to Robert & Billie Jean Sartain Arnold. She worked as the owner/operator of Lea’s Natural Health Solutions prior to her retirement. She was the author of “Fruit of the Spirit” and was a devout Christian who loved her Lord. She was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Overton Lea, White House, TN; mother, Billie Jean Arnold, Waverly, TN; son, Jason Gary (Barbara) Miles, Knoxville, TN; daughters, Jana (Christopher) Turner, Suwanee, GA and Warner Case, Grand Rapids, MI; brothers, Bobby (Pam) Arnold, Waverly, TN, Larry (Tandy) Arnold, McEwen, TN and Barry Arnold, Erin, TN; sisters, Darla (Calvin) Mudgett, Portland, TN and Mistye Arnold, Murfreesboro, TN; 5 grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Visitation was held Saturday, October 15, 2016 4-8pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to Oasis Life Development Church 703 South Broadway Portland, TN 37148. Remains Rest At Austin & Bell Funeral Home In White House, Tn.
Mai-Lynn Elizabeth Meeks, age 48, of Pleasant View, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Centennial Medical Center in Ashland City. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 5pm until the hour of service at 6pm.
Mai-Lynn was born May 13, 1968 in Richmond, CA and grew up in Martinez, CA where she attended school. As an adult she lived in Oakland, San Francisco and Antioch, CA and moved to TN about 7 years ago. She was a generous, kind person and a passionate and loyal friend.
Mai-Lynn is preceded in death by her brother, Graeme Humphrey. She is survived by her husband, David Meeks; her much loved children, Ricardo “Adam” Mascorro and Lydia Mascorro, both of Martinez, CA, Isabella Bearquiver of Clarksville, TN, and Willie and Troy Talton of Waco, TX; parents, Randy and Annalee Baker of Ashland City and Jack and Ann Humphrey of Martinez, CA; brother, Tony Humphrey of El Sobrante, CA; sister, Katharine Jeklin of Langley, BC, Canada; and her adored grandson, Ethan Cherry of Clarksville. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
MUNDY, Billy Joe Sr., age 76 of Hendersonville, went home to be with the Lord October 11, 2016 surrounded by his family. He loved family, friends, always sharing his home, and giving to others without asking or wanting anything in return. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and loved golfing, hunting and fishing. His kindness, sense of humor and laughter will be sadly missed by family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Taylor Mack and Martha Mundy; and brothers, Rex and James. He is survived by his wife of over 57 years, Diana Gourley Mundy; son, Joey (Christie) Mundy; daughter, Andrea (Dan) Huddleston; grandchildren, Justin (Leigh), Jacob (Leah), Jordan (Kayla), Rachel Meadows ( Daniel), Emily, Dan. Jr., and Sarah Huddleston; Great-grandchildren, Tucker Mundy, Reeves and Graham Parrish; sisters, Hazel Hinkle and Margaret Cammuse.
The family received friends on Friday, October 14, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm and Saturday, October 15, from 10:00am until the funeral service 11:00am at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Bro. Vertis Butler officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were Dayrel Durham, Gene Gourley, Ron Gourley, Fred Qualls, Jim Williams, Horace Fly, Scottie Harris, Bob Dorris, Gene Young, Gary Burton, Robert Buck, Ron Maggart and Ken Hinkle. Active Pallbearers included Justin, Jacob, and Jordan Mundy, Dan Huddleston Jr., Daniel Meadows, Graham Parrish, Eric Hinkle, and Dr. Scott Jordan. Interment followed at Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to High Point Hospice, 575 E. Bledsoe St.#9, Gallatin, TN 37066. Arrangements are entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hendersonville, TN.
Obituary for Deborah Kaye Bridges
Deborah Kaye Bridges, age 58 of Madison, TN passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Skyline Medical Center. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family received friends on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. A Memorial Service followed at 2:00 pm.
Deborah was born in Springfield, TN on June 25, 1958 to the late Jesse Willard Bridges and Anna Elizabeth Dean Moss. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Bill Bridges and Jimmy “JB” Bridges.
She is survived by daughter, Valarie (David) DeFevers; grandchildren, Matthew Brewington, Kayleigh Brewington; sister, Jackie (Brian) Taylor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Austin & Bell Funeral Home to help with the funeral expense. Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com
Obituary for James Elmore
James Wiley Elmore, age 72, of Springfield, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held Friday, October 14, 2016 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church Cemetery with Jason Elmore, Michael Elmore, Chris Elmore, J.T. Elmore, Troy Elmore, Cody Elmore and Dustin Phelps serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 4-8pm and again on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm. A Rosary was also held Thursday during visitation hours.
Mr. Elmore was born May 26, 1944 in Robertson County to the late Rayburn and Mildred Lipscomb Elmore. He worked as the Robertson County Bus Superintendent and was a communicant of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. Elmore is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Elmore; his brothers, Jerry Elmore and Dan Elmore and his sisters, Betty Knight, Ardie Elmore and Nancy Elmore. Mr. Elmore is survived by his sons, Scotty Elmore of Goodlettsville, Todd (Rhonda) Elmore of Adams, Terry Elmore of Springfield and Jason Elmore of Springfield; brothers, Bobby (Janice) Elmore of Hendersonville and Ronnie (Tina) Elmore of Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Becky (James) Duke of Gallatin and Ruth Osborne of Coopertown; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Age 84 of Greenbrier, TN passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at NHC in Springfield She was born February 29, 1932 in Nashville, TN to Roy Franklin & Louise Vinson Hoover.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Franklin & Louise Vinson Hoover; husband, Robert Gourley; 2 sisters; 2 brothers. She is survived by her son, Bobby Joe (Lisa) Gourley; daughter, Nena Elaine Clark; sister, Ann (Jimmy) Baker; sister-in-law, Janelle Hoover; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11am in Hillcrest Cemetery with Pastor Bobby Gourley officiating. Interment followed with family serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Monday, October 10, 2016 4-8pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Remains Rest At Austin & Bell Funeral Home In White House, Tn.
Obituary for Bobby Jones
Bobby M. Jones, age 86, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his home. With respect to Mr. Jones’ wishes, there will be no service because, as he once stated, “I will see all the Christians soon in Heaven.”
Mr. Jones was born April 14, 1930 in Robertson County to the late Maxie and Winnie Featherstone Jones. He loved life and never knew the meaning of the word “stranger”. Be it rich or poor, young or old, or people of color, he loved them all the same.
Mr. Jones was a graduate of White House High School and Middle Tennessee State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he was appointed to the Army Security Agency by U.S. Senator Albert Gore, Sr. After a lengthy investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice he was cleared to handle top secret information. He began his tour of duty in the Far East with instructions to travel and convey highly secretive information to those in authority. During his third year of service the U.S. Congress combined all intelligence bureaus into one and names it the Central Intelligence Agency and he finished his last year of service working for the CIA.
Upon returning home he yearned to continue serving others so he ran for public office in Robertson County as a county commissioner. He continued to hold this office for 40 years. His first priority was education. He served 38 years on the education committee and took an active part in the construction of every school in the county.
During the early 1970’s County Judge Bob West charged him with providing care for the mentally challenged people in Springfield. His good work was soon noticed throughout Robertson and Montgomery counties and the two merged and became Harriett Cohn Mental Health Center. He also served on the board of directors for 31 years, always proud to serve those with mental illness.
Mr. Jones was a member of the Springfield Lions Club and served at the State Level as Deputy District Governor for 15 years earning a Grand Master Key for sponsoring 52 new members and a 25 year Perfect Attendance Award. He served as emcee of the Lions Club Minstrel for 22 years and was instrumental in providing glasses for the under priviledged and worked with Vanderbilt Eye Clinic to render transplants at no cost to patients.
After receiving a degree from a Bible College, according to the Robertson County Clerk’s Office, Bobby made a career of performing over 6000 religious weddings over a 40 year period. He always had a Bible near his bed and The Word in his heart.
In addition to his parents Mr. Jones is preceded in death by his wife, Ann Barber Swann Jones and his daughter, Angie Jones. He is survived by his son, William (Stephanie) Jones of San Antonio, TX; daughter, Christy (Michael) Bruccoleri of Scituate, MA; grandchildren, A.K. Bruccoleri, Michael John Bruccoleri, Davis Christian Jones and Lily Ann Jones. (Jones In The News)
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Springfield First United Methodist Church and may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.