Jackie Lee Dorris, 64, of Greenbrier, died Friday April 15, 2016 at the home of his mother in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Monday April 18th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Hubbard and Sister Linda Hatcher officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery with Brian Dorris, Curtis Mayberry, Nicholas Dorris, Michael Paul Dorris, Travis Dorris, Randy Smith, and David Dorris serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Dorris was born September 6, 1951 in Springfield to Betty Draughon Dorris and the late Virgil Willis Dorris. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during Vietnam. He was a maintenance worker at Springfield Electrolux and attended Grace Baptist Church. Mr. Dorris loved photography and woodworking. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife: Dorris Ann Dorris.
Mr. Dorris survived by his mother: Betty Draughon Dorris of Springfield, brothers and sisters-in-law: David and Shannon Dorris of Cedar Hill, Terry Scott and Dianna Dorris of Springfield, Paul and Brenda Dorris of Watertown, Mike and LeAnne Dorris of Springfield, special nephews: Brian and Travis Dorris, step-grandchildren: Curtis Mayberry and Keria Ledford. Robertson County Funeral Home Is In Charge Of Arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Joe Walker Bradford, age 68 of Nashville, TN died Thursday April 14, 2016 at his home. He was born August 4, 1947 in Franklin Co, TN to the late William Henry and Mildred Crownover Bradford, was a member of Crieve Hall Church of Christ, a veteran of the United States Army and a retired auto mechanic.
In addition to his parents a brother, Tod Bradford and a sister Jenny MacDonald also preceded him in death.
Joe was a beloved son, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He is survived by his sons, Jonathan Walker Bradford of Springfield, TN and William Andrew Bradford of MS; daughters, Amy Jo Bradford of Nashville and Jennifer Ann (Matthew) Cummings of MS; mothers of his children, Kathryn Lowe Bradford of Springfield and Denise Wilson Bradford of MS; sisters, Henrietta Bradford of White Bluff, TN and Ann Bradford of Nashville, TN and five grandchildren.
Mr. Bradford’s remains will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Robertson County Funeral Home Is In Charge Of Arrangements.
Obituary for Gene E. Cook
Gene E. Cook, 87, of Moody, AL, and formerly of Greenbrier, died Monday April 11, 2016 in Alabama. Funeral services were conducted Friday April 15th at 1:00 p.m. at the Ridout’s Trussville Chapel in Birmingham, AL. Interment followed in the Forest Crest Cemetery. The family received friends on Friday April 15th from 12 noon until service time at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel. There was a Memorial Service on Friday April 22nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Cook officiating. The family received friends on Friday April 22nd from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Mr. Cook was born August 21, 1928 in Robertson County to the late James E. and Mary Corinne Bracey Cook. He was a Master Electrician and worked for Hollingsworth Oil Company for twenty-four years. Mr. Cook was a former Robertson County Commissioner, having served from 1990 until 2010. He also served as a former member of the Board of Directors for CEMC from 1998 until 2012. He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.
He had a great love for gospel music, and sung with several quartets throughout the years of his life. Mr. Cook was loving husband, father, step-father, grandfather, and great grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife: June C. Cook, his son: James Andrew Cook, his brother: Loy O. Cook, and his sister: Dot Cook Grubbs.
Mr. Cook is survived by his loving wife: Louise Williams Cook of Moody, AL, daughters: Angela (Kenneth) Reynolds of Greenbrier, Liz (Kevin) Amick of Madison, step-daughters: Hope Williams Rhoades (Chris), Sandra Williams Colvin (Steve), and Andrea Williams Machen (Shawn), seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren. The family request memorial contributions be made to the Crossroads Baptist Church. Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary for Shirley Keith
Shirley Keith, age 78 of Springfield, died Sunday, April 10, 2016 at her home. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Owens Chapel Cemetery. Interment followed with Lynn Keith, Brad Keith, Greg Keith, Denny Choate, Tony Neal, and Terry Watts serving as pallbearers. The pink ladies of NorthCrest Medical Center served as honorary pallbearers. The family received friends at Robertson County Funeral Home Tuesday from 4 until 8 PM and Wednesday from 9 until 10:30 AM.
Mrs. Keith was born November 27, 1937 in Davidson County to the late Howard and Margaret Cuzzort Bracey. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church, was retired from the human resource office at Electrolux in 2007 with 34 years of service, and volunteered at NorthCrest Medical Center for 7 years. She also enjoyed camping and riding motorcycles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Maxie Rudolph Keith.
She is survived by her daughter, Colette Keith Cope and husband Randy of Springfield; grandson, Clint Cope; and great granddaughter, Peyton Cope.
The family request if so desired for memorial contributions be made to Rock springs Baptist Church or NorthCrest Hospice. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Ramona Howarth Lassiter, 68, of Springfield, died Sunday April 10, 2016 at North Crest Medical Center. The family has chosen cremation and there was a visitation with her family on Friday April 15th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Mona was born October 24, 1947 in Chicago, IL to the late Richard and Elizabeth Larkins Howarth. She was a waitress at the Springfield Shoney’s. Mona is survived by her brother: James Howarth of Nashville, nephews: Michael Kennedy of Chicago, IL, and John Kennedy of New Orleans, LA, niece: Kathy Sullivan of Chicago, IL, great niece: Julie Sullivan, great nephews: John Sullivan and Sean Kennedy.
Johnny Stephen “Steve” Wix, age 61 of Springfield, TN died Saturday April 9, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Wednesday April 13, 2016 at South Haven Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Frank Gagliano with Bro. Buddy Rawls, Tammy Latimer and David Gray speaking. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Latimer, Josh Latimer, Tom Latimer, T.J. Slagle, Michael Waltz, Jeff Wix and James Wix serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Conner Wix and Kris Scott. The family received friends at the Robertson County Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-8 pm and at the church on Wednesday beginning at 11 am until the hour of service at 1.
Steve was born in Sumner Co, TN on February 18, 1955 to Ruby Baxter Wix and the late Johnny V. Wix. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Robin Smith and grandchild, Jonathan Gage Carlisle. He was a member of and loved deeply, South Haven Baptist Church where he was active in the prison ministry and serving God. Steve was a veteran of the National Guard and a big fan of the Titans and Vandy.
Surviving him are his wife, Cheryl Keeton Wix of Springfield; daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Michael Waltz of Springfield and Stacey and T.J. Slagle of Greenbrier; mother, Ruby Baxter Wix of Springfield; step-son, Brandon Soyars of Elkton, KY; step-daughter, Lindsay Soyars of Springfield; brothers, James Wix of Springfield and Jeff (Deborah) Wix of White House; sisters, Suzanne Asay of Springfield, Tammy (David) Latimer of Portland and Betty Jo (Randy) Scott of Springfield and grandchildren, Katelen Carlisle, Hannah Thorpe, Haley Slagle, Gracie Waltz, Keeton Soyars, Lauren Waltz, Sarah Slagle, Elijah Soyars and John Slagle.
If so desired the family request that memorial donations may be made to the Steve Wix Memorial Fund. All donations may be sent in care of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Margaret Bryant “Sissy” died April 9, 2016 at White House Health Care & Rehabilitation White House, Tn. She was a member of Cross Plains United Methodist Church. She worked at Randolph House & Sullivan’s department stores until they closed and the Cross Plains Market.
Preceded in death by her Husband, Archie Bryant, parents Leonard “L.B.” & Jessie Armstrong Jones, brothers, Garland, Billy & David Jones and Sister, Virginia Stringer. She is survived by Nephew, Jimmy (Mary Alice) Jones and Niece, Linda (Freddy) Pinson.
Thanks to White House Healthcare & Rehabilitation and her caregiver Donzela Hogan for their loving care.
Visitation was Monday April 11th from 4 to 8 PM and Funeral Tuesday April 12th at 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior to service on Tuesday at The Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the Cross Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cross Plains United Methodist Church P.O Box 10 Cross Plains, TN 37049. Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary for Bobby Read
Robert “Bobby” David Read, age 62, of Madison, formerly of Pleasant View, died Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at his home. Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at 11 o’clock am at Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church in Ashland City with Bro. Tom Malone and Bro. Jason Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion FWBC Cemetery with his nephews serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Monday, April 18th, from 2:00-8:00PM & again on Tuesday, at the church, from 10:00AM till the hour of service.
Mr. Read was born December 4, 1953 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Marvis and Margaret Fort Read. He worked as an Inspector for General Electric, was a member of the Iron Workers Union 492, and was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Read; son, Ricky (Tara) Read of Pleasant View; daughters, Marianne Read of Pleasant View, Amanda Dawn Brooks of Madison; brothers, Dick (Judy) Read of Antioch, TN, Dale Read of Joelton, Bonnie Phillips of Madison, Doye Lynn (Barton) Moores of Marietta, Georgia, Susie Dillon of Sparta, TN, Pete (Herbie) Bunch of Pleasant View, Cindy Read of Pleasant View, Jerri Holland of Kingston Springs; 8 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bobby Read Memorial Fund. Please make checks payable to Austin & Bell Funeral Home.
Boyd Douglas “Doug” Johnson, age 74, of Joelton, died Friday, April 15, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2 o’clock pm at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton with Bro. Tom Malone, Bro. Corey Minter, & Bro. Barry Simpson officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery with Logan Johnson, Jake Johnson, Braiden Robertson, Chuck Baker, Terry Rodgers, & Greg Johnson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Don Gurley, Bryan Miller, Gary Borden, Daryl Borden, Phil Felts, Jimmy Rodgers, Troy Johnson, Roy Johnson, and past & present NES employees.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, April 16th, from 1:00PM-8:00PM & again on Sunday at the church from 1:00PM till the hour of service.
Mr. Johnson was born May 21, 1941 in Trousdale County, Tennessee to the late “Willie” Edward & Merline Shoulders Johnson. He was a retired Lineman Supervisor with NES and a veteran of U.S. Marine Corps. He was member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Borden Johnson; brother, Jerry W. Johnson; and sister, Faye Marciniak.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judy Felts Johnson; son, Shawn Johnson of Nashville; daughters, Dawn (Shane) Robertson of Ashland City, Tara Skinner of Hendersonville; brother, Randall (Joyce) Johnson of Pensacola, FL; sister, Mattie (Jimmy) Rodgers of La Vergne, TN; mother of his first wife, Charlotte Borden of Nashville; and grandchildren, Logan Johnson, Bethany Green, Jake Johnson, Kirstin Robertson, Bailee Green, Braiden Robertson, & Emily Robertson.
Claudia Irene Traughber, age 89, of Adams, Tennessee, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at White Haven Assisted Living. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 18, 2016 at St. Michaels Catholic Church at 1 o’clock with Father Prentice Dean officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Michaels Cemetery with Jimmy Allen, Phillip Head II, Shawn Traughber, Logan Berry, Johnny “Pete” Traughber, Tony Seay and David Shaifer serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 4-8pm. with a Rosary at 7:30 and again on Monday, April 18, 11am-12:30pm.
Mrs. Traughber was born May 9, 1926 in Smithville, Tennessee to the late Glover Cleveland and Clennie Frye Smith. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic Faith.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Traughber is preceded in death by her husbands, William H. Traughber and Harry D. Murphey; sisters, Sue Merritt, Betty Ruth Smith, Clennie Vee Merritt; brothers, Houston Smith, Cleveland Leslie Smith, Charles Earl Smith, Herman Smith, Nathan Lee Smith, John Wiley Smith, Haskell Smith; daughter, Janice Faye Balsinger; and grandson, William Billy Bunch.
She is survived by sons, Larry (Edith) Traugher of Pleasant View, Tn. and Chris (Lisa) Traughber of Cedar Hill, Tn.; daughter, Sharon Lavon Traughber of Springfield, Tn.; sister, Delsey Zimmerlee; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Joe C. Dunn, age 91, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at NHC Place at Cool Springs. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11am at the Belle Meade United Methodist Church. Visitation began one hour prior at 10am. A brief graveside service was held Saturday at 1:30pm at Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield.
Mr. Dunn was born June 26, 1924 in Robertson County to the late James and Effie Chance Dunn. He served in the United States Army during World War II. After returning from military service he received his Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and spent his career in research and development for an agricultural chemicals company. He was a charter member of Belle Meade United Methodist Church in Nashville where he remained active until health limited his abilities.
Mr. Dunn will be remembered as a loving husband, father and friend of many. He enjoyed being in God’s creation while farming, hunting and fishing. Mr. Dunn taught his family to do what is right in the eyes of the Lord.
Mr. Dunn is survived by his wife of 69 years, Sarah Hailey Dunn; daughter, Cynthia and son, Steven; granddaughters, Gail Frey and Camille Morgan; and five great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children and may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Age 33. Passed away April 14, 2016. Mr. Lopez was born August 28, 1982 to Leandro Lopez and Virginia DeLaTrinidad in Nayarit, Mexico. He worked in the construction industry and was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Virginia DeLaTrinidad; wife, Lourdes Diaz; sons. Michael Lopez and Justin D. Lopez; daughters, Betsaida Lopez, Ana Daisy Lopez and Sarai Lopez; brothers Felipe Lopez, Springfield, TN, Herculano Lopez, Juan Lopez and Elias, Lopez all of Mexico; sisters, Sebastiana Lopez and Julia Lopez, both of Mexico.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Obituary for Mr. Jerry Barton Williams
Jerry Barton Williams, age 61 of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016.
He was retired from Gaylord and enjoyed working the Grand Ole Opry Shows. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Ruby Williams.
He is survived by his son. Phillip Williams; sisters, Linda Clark and Jan Williams. Several neices and nephews also survive.
His family received friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville and on Sunday from 3 p.m. until his Celebration of Life Service at 6 p.m. at the chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Services were conducted by Pastor Roger Thaxton.
Kathy Lou Hagerman, age 60, of Cedar Hill, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at her home. A memorial service was held Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7pm at the Red River Assembly of God in Springfield with Reverend Wayne Ralph officiating. Visitation was held Friday at the church from 6:30pm until the hour of service at 7pm.
Ms. Hagerman was born July 17, 1955 in Danville, IL to the late Jan and Emma Morris Hagerman, Sr. She worked as an accountant for the IRS and was a member of the Red River Assembly of God.
Ms. Hagerman is survived by her brother, Jan “Buddy” (Tracy) Hagerman of Cedar Hill; aunt, Jenny Jarred of Evansville, IN; uncles, Robert “Bob” Hagerman and Mark Hagerman, both of McDonough, GA; nieces, Peyton Holt and Hannah Holt; and nephew, James Michael Holt.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Red River Assembly of God Mission Fund and sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Mary Greene Light, age 98, of Madison, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Elmcroft of Twin Hills in Madison. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock pm on Friday, April 15th in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Bro. Marvin Crouch officiating. A private family burial followed in the Greenbrier Cemetery.
The family received friends on Friday, April 15th, from 1 o’clock pm until the hour of service.
Mrs. Light was born May 15, 1917 in Ft. Payne, Alabama to the late Joseph and Appie Clayton Greene. She was a homemaker and a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, George J. Light; sons, Don Light and Joe Light; daughter, Patti Light; and three sisters.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Cecile Light of Hermitage; grandchildren, Tyler (Jan) Light of Hendersonville, Monica (Mike) Harley of Nashville, and Jason Light of Old Hickory; seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hillcrest Church of Christ building fund.
Frank Waverly Smith, age 60, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Don Dungan officiating. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday from 2pm until the hour of service. Mr. Smith’s remains were cremated.
Mr. Smith was born September 8, 1955 in Nashville to Mr. Clyde Smith and Mrs. Mary E. Massie. He worked as a brick mason and was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his wife, Robin Wix Smith. In addition to his parents Mr. Smith is survived by his son, Jeff Downey of White House and his daughter, Roxanne (Mike) Clinard of White House.
Luz Maria Garcia, age 54, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at her home. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 1pm at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father Anthony as Celebrant. Burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with Oscar Manuel Garcia, Jr., Renan Murillo, Rene Alejandro Murillo, Gabriel Eduardo Murillo, Cesar Alexander Medina, Jose Iuis Paz-Galo, Iuis Lopez and Augusto Retana serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 2-8pm and again on Thursday from 10am until 12:30pm. A Rosary was also held on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Mrs. Garcia was born January 7, 1962 in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico to the late Librado Diaz and Antonia Gonzalez. She was a homemaker and communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Garcia is preceded in death by her brothers, Salvador Diaz Gonzalez and Librado Diaz Gonzalez and her sister, Yolanda Diaz Gonzalez. She is survived by her huband, Oscar Manuel Garcia of Mexico; son, Oscar Manuel (Anna) Garcia, Jr. of Springfield; daughters, Christina Isabel (Brian) Henry of Springfield and Luz Elena (Renan) Murillo of Springfield; brothers, Jose Diaz Gonzalez and Juan Diaz Gonzalez of Mexico; sisters, Teresa Diaz Gonzalez, Gloria Diaz Gonzalez and Antonia Diaz Gonzalez, all of Mexico; grandchildren, Raquel Alejandra Murillo, Suelanna Garcia, Oscar Manuel Garcia, III and Kailee Garcia.
Kenneth Paul Kemper, Sr., age 70, of Springfield, passed away Friday, April 9, 2016 at his home. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother William Birdwell officiating. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday from Noon until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mr. Kemper was born August 9, 1945 in Nashville to the late Earl and Lucy Walker Kemper. He was a contractor for Heist Pressure Cleaning and attended the Church of the Nazarene.
Mr. Kemper is survived by his son, Kenneth Kemper, Jr. of Joelton; daughters, Christy (Jim) Troup of Springfield and Kathy Altaljl of Madison; brothers, Wayne Kemper of Orlinda and John (Connie) Kemper of Springfield; sisters, Linda Smotherman and Beverly Knight, both of Springfield; grandchildren, Kayle Bradshaw, Shauna Qualls, Maddie Ward, Heather Butterworth and Brittany Kemper; and 7 great-grandchildren.