In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week October 29, 2016
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Joe Epley
Joseph Neal “Joe” Epley, 73, of Greenbrier, died Wednesday October 26, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday October 29th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Frank Gagliano officiating. Interment followed at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens with Ty Epley, Randel Sanchez, Kyle Epley, Brent Epley, Kip Epley, and Joseph Sanchez serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Epley was born November 12, 1942 in Sumner County to the late Ernest and Louise Justice Epley. He was a retired electrician from IBEW Local 429. Mr. Epley was a longtime member of South Haven Baptist Church. He had a great love for missions, and has a school in Haiti named in his honor, Ecole Chretienne PaPi Joe do Coupon. He loved family game night with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Ginger Gale Epley.
Mr. Epley is survived by his wife of 49 years: Gale Ashburn Epley of Greenbrier, son and daughter-in-law: Ty and Robin Epley of Greenbrier, daughter and son-in-law: Jody and Randel Sanchez of Springfield, brother and sister-in-law: Bob and Lisa Epley of Hendersonville, sister and brother-in-law: Brenda and Clifford DePriest of Cottontown, grandchildren: Kyle, Brent, Kip, and Katrina Epley, Elyssa and Joseph Sanchez.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Haven Baptist Church building fund, or to A Greater Tomorrow for Haiti.
Billie Ruth Evans Zimmerle, age 78, of Joelton, affectionately known as “Nana” to many, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 29th. She was a loving childcare provider for over 40 years, caring for over 300 children. She was a hard working and very loved woman who will be missed by many. She loved to cook and was best known for her chicken & dumplings and Mississippi mud cake.
She was preceded in death by her husband James A. “Bub” Zimmerle; parents Marvin and Myrtle Evans; sisters Katheline Beasley, Dot Cook, Margaret Evans, and Jean Rediker.
Survivors include her daughters Wanda Gale (Allen) Graham and Margie Faye (Kenny) Smith; 3 grandchildren that she loved dearly, Jay (Rhonda) Graham, Heather (Troy) Mason, and Jennifer (Brendan) Japp; 10 great grandchildren that she loved more than life, Karah, Emma, Ella, Ethan, Griffin, Lyla, Edie, Maddox, Elsa, & Huck; sisters Mary (Joe) Horton; Wilburdean Biggs; Marine (Bobby) Morrow; brother-in-law Ernest Zimmerle; and several loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place at Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home on Sunday, October 30th from 11 A.M. until 8 P.M. and again on Monday, October 31st from 10 A.M. until the hour of Service at 1:30 P.M. with Rev. Brad Holliman officiating. Active Pallbearers are: Gordon Beasley, Travis Biggs, Charles Binkley, Chase Davis, Vincent Davis, Michael Hamblin, Jeff Zimmerle, and Ricky Yunker. Honorary Pallbearers are the Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class and Marvin Hall. Interment will follow at Joelton Hills Memory Gardens.
Obituary for Paul Edward Taylor
Paul Edward Taylor, 42, of Gallatin, died Wednesday October 26, 2016 at Hendersonville Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday October 30th at 2:00 p.m. at the New Wells Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Barren Plains with Pastor Garry Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Orlinda with Eric Suggs, Ray Seay, Darren Whittenburg, Richard Miller, Anthony Davis, and Philip Jones serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church.
Mr. Taylor was born August 25, 1974 in Davidson County. He worked for Metro Government as a 911 Dispatcher. Mr. Taylor was a longtime member of New Wells Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a church deacon.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife: Evelyn Taylor of Gallatin, father: General Edward Taylor, Jr., of Springfield, mother: Rosie Taylor of Portland, grandmother: Jo Nell Taylor of Springfield, brothers: Pierre DeCourcey of Hendersonville, Keith Blakemore of Nashville, Desmond Turner of Portland, and Phillip Harris of Portland, sisters: Deanna Young of Mt. Juliet, Elisa Groves of Nashville, and Rana Carothers of Pennsylvania, in-laws: Billy and Betty Young of White House, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Benny Ray Garrison, 83, of Springfield, died Tuesday October 25, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday October 27th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Page and Rev. Pat Pickett officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Ryan Murphey, Trevor Garrison, Benton Garrison, Wade Garrison, Tony Groves, Clois Pitt, Richard Hewitt, and Ray Johnson serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr5. Garrison was born September 10, 1933 in Robertson County to the late Ben and Earlene Osborne Garrison. He was a member of Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Springfield Jaycee’s. He was a retired machinist from Precision Products and was a veteran of the National Guard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Robbie Jean Pitt Garrison; a son, Donald Ray Garrison; brothers, Jewel and David Garrison; and sister, Dorothy Groves.
Mr. Garrison is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Herman “JR” Murphey of Cedar Hill, TN and son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Jada Garrison of Springfield, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
The family request that if so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church. All donations may be sent in care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Thad Ray Hardison, age 85 of Springfield, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Waters of Robertson in Springfield. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial gardens with Charles Redfern, Joe Carlisle, Billy Adams, Jack Foy, Ronnie Clinard, Jeff Carlisle, Terry Smith, and Tommy Smith serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday from 2 until 8 PM and Friday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Hardison was born January 7, 1931 in Logan County, KY to the late Willie and Rosie Smith Hardison. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was a farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Louise Bagby Hardison; brother, Russell Hardison; sisters, Betty June Garrison, Willie Kate Bryant, Katherine Shelton, Louise Scott, and Inez West; grandson, Troy Clinard; and great grandson, Jonathon Cage.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Lesa Hardison of Woodlawn; daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Charles Redfern of Cedar Hill, Patricia and Joe Carlisle of Greenbrier, Jean and Danny Clinard of Springfield, Sue and Billy Adams of Cedar Hill, Wanda and Ronald Clinard of Springfield, Lucille and Jack Foy of Manchester, and Tina Hardison of Springfield; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Ralph Fayo of Greenbrier and Diane and Vern Konkol of Greenbrier; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to a hospice of your choice.
Ermine Edwards Goodman, age 95 of Adams, died Sunday, October 23, 2016 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11:00 AM in Bellwood Cemetery with Bro. Tyler Estep officiating. The family received friends at Robertson County Funeral Home Monday from 4 until 8 PM. There was no visitation on Tuesday prior to the graveside service.
Mrs. Goodman was born October 30, 1920 in Adams to the late Jesse E. Edwards and Jania Hampton Edwards Arvin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Roy Goodman and her step-father, Omar D. Arvin. She was a member of Red River Baptist Church and was a retired telephone operator with AT&T.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Beverly Goodman of Adams; sister, Mary Arvin of Hopkinsville, KY; grandsons, Will David (Emily) Goodman and Andrew (Julie) Goodman, four step great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
The family request memorial contributions be made to the Fishermen of Adams. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Age 79 of Nashville, TN passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at Alive Hospice Madison Campus. She was born February 25, 1937 In Adams, TN to Herman and Laura Green Creek. She worked as a waitress/hostess, loved bowling, and her dogs, Buffy, Buster and Snickers. She was a member of Perry Heights Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Shaver; daughter, Alma Jean Creek; 3 brothers; 6 sisters. She is survived by 2 sisters, Lorraine Calvert, Scottsville, KY and Celia (Henry) Vozka, White House, TN; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Johnny Felhter officiating. Interment will follow in Old Brush Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was held Saturday, October 29, 2016 4-8pm and Sunday, October 30, 2016 12-2pm at the funeral home. Remains Rest At Austin & Bell Funeral Home In White House, Tn.
Sam Goff, Jr., age 89, of Springfield, TN, died Saturday, October 29, 2016 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o’clock pm, on Wednesday, November 2nd, at the Battle Creek Baptist Church with Bro. David Apple officiating. Burial will follow in the Battle Creek cemetery with his grandsons John Goff, Jamie Goff, Chris Goff, Kris Goff, Jay Goff and Michael Goff, Jon Robertson serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 4:00PM-8:00PM on Tuesday, November 1st, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, and again on Wednesday, November 2nd, from 11:00AM until the hour of service at Battle Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. Goff was born December 4, 1926 in Rutherford County, TN to the late Sam and Nora Newby Goff, Sr. He was a farmer and was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Goff; daughter, Glenda Goff; brothers, Cleve Goff, Lehman Goff, and John H. Goff; sisters, Tula Newby, Fannie Minnis, and Laura Hinkle.
Survivors include his sons, Tony Goff of Hennessy, OK, Randy (Angela) Goff of Pleasant View, and Gary (Joyce) Goff of Coopertown; daughters, Janice (Larry) Robertson of Crossville, and Donna Goff- (David) Lawrence of Ojai, CA; fourteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Battle Creek Baptist Church and may be sent in care of Austin & Bell in Pleasant View.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home In Pleasant View Is In Charge Of These Arrangements.
Obituary for Joyce “MeMe” Kaeser
Joyce “MeMe” Faye Kaeser, age 80, of Greenbrier, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 1pm at First Apostolic Church in Nashville with Brother DJ Shoulders officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 4:00pm-9:00pm. and then again on Wednesday from 11:00am to the hour of service at 1pm at the Church.
Mrs. Kaeser was born November 19, 1935 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Almous and Ruth Bowling Coggins. She worked as a Realtor.
She is survived by her husband, Forrest Kaeser; sons, Kenny Owen of White House, TN, Rickey (Tinina) Stone of Ashland City, TN, David (Kelly) Stone of Cedar Hill, TN and Billy (Susan) Stone of Greenbrier, TN; daughter, Virginia Fox of Greenbrier, TN; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Linda Lee Tipton, age 67, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at her home. No services are planned at this time.
Mrs. Tipton was born March 21, 1949 in Cortland, NY to the late Amos Leroy Stedwell and the late Shirley Goldstorm Stedwell Gilmore. She worked as a realtor and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was devoted to her family and was a true and caring friend.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Tipton is preceded in death by her sister, Gigi Lusk and her brother, Danne Stedwell. She is survived by her husband, David Tipton; son, Joe (Kelly) Tipton of Franklin; brothers, Michael Lusk of Springfield, David Lusk of Las Vegas, NV and Brian Stedwell of Trussville, AL; sisters, Debbie (Tim) Larance of Clearwater, FL and Alaina Bearden of Sylacauga, AL; grandchildren, Shanon Turner and Stephanie Thorpe; and great-grandchildren, Preston Turner, Lilyana Turner, Wylder O’Brien and Baron O’Brien.
Age 61 of White House passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born August 1, 1955 in Bowling Green, KY to Waller Scott and Dorothy Jean Sparks Stone. She worked in retail jewelry sales and was a certified gemologist and diamondologist. She enjoyed cross-stitching and loved spending time with her cats, Oscar and Molly.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marilyn Clark. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, James Albert Pittman, White House, TN; sons, Michael Dixon (Donna) Pittman, Lumberton, NC and James Pittman, Jr., White House, TN; brother, John Scott (Pam) Stone, Franklin, TN; sisters, Celeste Wall, Clarksville, TN and Debbie Lee Clark, Jacksonville, FL; 3 grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Open House was held Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 3-8pm at 300 Hamlett Drive White House, TN 37188. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Austin & Bell Funeral Home
Obituary for Scott Allen Lamke
Scott Allen Lamke, age 53 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away Monday, October 24, 2016. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements. No Services are planned.
Scott was born May 14, 1963 in St. Paul, MN to the late Calvin Lamke and Darlene M. Hills Hackman. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Greg Lamke, Sherry Lamke and Timothy Lamke.He was a manager in the Restaurant Industry.
He is survived by his mother, Darlene Hills Hackman of MN; siblings, Calvin (Barbara) Lamke, Lorrie Lamke, William (Julie) Lamke, Randy (Sonya) Lamke and several nephews and nieces. Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com
Obituary for Mary Brown
Mary G. Brown, of Conway, AR, passed away Sunday October 23, 2016. She was born December 31, 1924 in Cedar Hill, TN to the late Martin Luther Gourley and Maybel Lemmons Gourley. Mary was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Howard Brown, and one son, James L. Brown.
Mary’s life was dedicated to her family, friends, and church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. A longtime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mary was a tireless visiting teacher and served faithfully in the Church’s Family History Center.
Mary is survived by her children, Tom Brown (Lisa) of Marion, AR and Jamie Scott Blakey (Greg) of Conway, AR, four grandchildren, Chris Blakey (Elizabeth), Sarah Scott Blakey, Stephanie Allman (Robert), and Justin Brown, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday October 25th at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, AR. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Conway, AR. A graveside service was held Friday, October 28, 2016 at 1pm at Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield, TN.
Obituary for Mr. Edward Herschel Parker Sr.
Edward Herschel Parker, Sr. U S. Army Retired, age 86 of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016.
He was retired from the U.S. Army after 39 years service. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was an avid UT fan.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nancy Brown Parker; son Edward Herschel (Anita) Parker, Jr.; daughter, Desiree (Billy) Coffman; grandchildren, Vivien (Joey) ElBeck, B. J. (Bobbi Jo) Coffman, Tiffany (Josh) McKenzie, Brittany (Jason) Aldridge, Trey Parker, Adam (Bethany) Patrick and Jordan (Andrea) Patrick; great-grandchildren, Jackson McKenzie, Braxton McKenzie, Brooklyn McKenzie, Billy Joe Coffman, III, Katelyn ElBeck, Parker ElBeck, Lola ElBeck, Cora Belle Patrick and Jack Henry Patrick.
Mr. Parkers family received friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October, 26 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Graveside services were conducted on Thursday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. EST from Thorngrove Baptist Church Cemetery in Strawberry Plains, TN. with Full Military Honors. Services entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville, Tn.
Margie West Lambert, age 75, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 at NorthCrest Medical Center. A memorial service was held Friday, November 4, 2016 at 3pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.
Ms. Lambert was born September 21, 1941 in Kentucky to the late Marion and Georgia West. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.
In addition to her parents Ms. Lambert is preceded in death by her sons, Gary Rigsby, Stephen Rigsby and Randall Rigsby; and her sister, Omer Rigsby.
Ms. Lambert is survived by her significant other, Billy Bowen of Springfield; sons, John (Mary) Rigsby of Madison, Tim (Theresa) Rigsby of Cedar Hill and Phillip Rigsby of KY; daughters, Vicky James, Belinda James and Melissa Rigsby, all of Springfield; brothers, Robert West, Frank West, Jesse West and John West; sister, Ethel West; and several grandchildren.