In Loving Memory: Obituaries From August 11 – August 16, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Edward Vance Andrews, Sr.
Edward Vance Andrews, Sr., 89, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Mr Andrews lost his life in an automobile accident, click here for full story.
Born in Hartsville, TN, Edward was the son of the late Carsie Dan and Lou Annie (Vance) Andrews and the last of their seven children. He was retired as a quality control supervisor from the Nashville Ford Glass Plant where he worked for 38 years. He went to Ford in Detroit on several occasions as a respected expert in his area. He was a die-hard Ford man and wouldn’t have any other make of automobile. He was a member of the United Autoworkers Union. He also was a Nascar fan, an avid baseball and football fan and just enjoyed sports and supporting Vanderbilt, the UT Volunteers and the Tennessee Titans. On occasion he also watched the Nashville Predators and televised golf. Earlier in his life he was an accomplished builder and woodworker; and he also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
First and foremost in his life, however, were his children and his family. Edward is survived by his four children, Edward V. “Mickey” (Wanda) Andrews Jr., Elaine Andrews Hayes, Debra (Kevin) Ferrin, and Steven Andrews; 5 grandchildren, Leanne (Chris) Reeves, Stephanie (Josh) Vargo, Susan (Matt) Harper, Richie (Hope) Rediker, and Ryan (Brandi) Leath; 12 great-grandchildren, Gavin Reeves, Gabby (Tyler) LeVan, Caleb (Hope) Sabin, Kaitlyn Sabin, Matthew Manda, Braeden Pennington, Lily Jo Leath, Chance Rediker, Jacey Rediker, Isaac Stock, Brighton Harper, and Sydneigh Harper; and 3 great-great-grandchildren, Emma Reeves, Mason Sabin and Weston LeVan.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 – 3 PM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, followed by a Life Celebration Service at 3 PM also at the funeral home. Interment will be held Monday at 2 PM at Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, TN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the GoFundMe account of a great niece (Erica Tackett) who is recovering in Vanderbilt Hospital from a recent head-on collision.
Obituary for Floy Hatfield Graves
Floy Ellen Hatfield Graves, 88, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday August 15, 2018 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday August 18th at 11:00 a.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery with Tim Harris officiating. Pallbearers will be Austin Wood, Michael Wood, Samuel Bernhardt, Myron Thurman. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Mrs. Graves was born September 27, 1929 in Cedar Hill to the late Clarence and Lema Ogg Hatfield. She was a retired sales associate with K-Mart and was of the Methodist faith. Mrs. Graves loved quilting and sewing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Charles Raymond Graves.
Mrs. Graves is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Denise and Samuel Bernhardt of Loganville, GA, Shelia and Michael Wood of Hiram, GA, her sister and brother-in-law: Clarice and Tom Herndon of Cedar Hill, and by her grandchildren: Heather, Jennifer, Christine, and Austin
If so desired, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Brest Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association
Cindy Louisa Myers, age 51, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Nashville Community Care and Rehabilitation Center in Nashville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o’clock pm, Sunday, August 19, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Brother John Murray officiating.
Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00-6:00PM Saturday, August 18, and again on Sunday beginning at 11:00AM until the hour of service. Ms. Myers was born on January 20, 1967 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late Charles E. Weatherford.
Survivors include her mother, Barbara Nevill Weatherford; children, Ashleigh Covington, Johnny Covington and Elizabeth Covington; and, numerous loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
John David Cope, Jr., age 80, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his home. A graveside service will be held Friday, August 17, 2018 at 1pm in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville with Sister Julia Floyd officiating. Burial will follow. No visitation will be held prior to the graveside service.
Mr. Cope was born February 9, 1938 in Nashville to the late John D. and Mamie Polston Cope, Sr. He worked as a mechanic for General Motors.
In addition to his parents Mr. Cope is preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Cope and his son, Brian Cope.
Mr. Cope is survived by his wife, Treva Miller Cope; sons, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Cope of White House and John M. (Mary) Cope of Springfield; brothers, Ronnie (Dee Dee) Cope of Springfield and Kenneth Cope of Franklin, TN; sister, Julia Floyd of Hendersonville; and five grandchildren.
Rosellan “Rose” Mary Williams, age 91, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Thursday, August 16, 2018 at NorthCrest Hospital in Springfield.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o’clock pm, Monday, August 20th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Brother Don Dungan and Father Peter officiating.
Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Keith Williams, Vincent Ellis, Ryan Tejeda, Frank Tejeda, David Bush, Josh Hudgens, Seth Hudson and David Greco serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00-8:00PM Sunday, August 19th, and again on Monday beginning at 11:00AM until the hour of service. Mrs. Williams was born on March 23, 1927 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Florian Albert and Addie Mae Darks Kilb. She was a homemaker and a member of St Martha Catholic Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Myron Williams, Sr.; son, Bruce Myron Williams, Jr.; and 4 sisters and 1 brother. Survivors include her sons, Felix (Janie) Tejeda and Tommy (Sandy) Williams; daughter, Tita Tejeda Morejon, Cynthia (Howell) Ellis and Debbie (Randy) Alexander; daughter-in-law, Georgia Williams; 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.
If so desired, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
June G. Lynch, age 69, of Linden, NC passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh, NC.
The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier and 9am to 11am on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the funeral home. The funeral service will be at 11am, Saturday at the funeral home with Bro. Steve Pendley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery.
June was born November 29, 1948 in Ridgetop, TN to the late Charlie C. and Gertrude M. Gober. She was also preceded in death by sister, Charlene Richardson and brother, David G. Gober, Sr.
She is survived by husband, Byron E. “Gene” Thomas; son, Kacy E. (Janet) Knight; daughter, Christy (Thomas) Knight Hibbs; sister, Helen (Jerry) Chowning; grandchildren, Jessica L. Knight, Robert C. Campbell, Tiffany D. Hibbs, Brian (Zee) Hibbs, Cody Knight, Amanda (Mark) Bryant, Rebecca (Greg) Holt, Daniel Thomas; goddaughter, Alexis Carden; 11 great-grandchildren and life long friends Venetia Glover and Connie Carden.
Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any local Animal Shelter in her name.
Tammy Annette “George” Morris, age 59, of Barren Plains, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at The Waters of Springfield on her Granny Morris’ birthday.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 6pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Frankie Kirby officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 4pm until the time of service at 6pm.
Ms. Morris was born November 16, 1958 in Springfield to Alford and Sammie Reid Morris. She worked as a Customer Service Clerk at Walmart and was a member of the Williams Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She loved quilting and scrapbooking but especially loved her grandchildren who affectionately knew her as “Grunt”.
Ms. Morris is preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Reid and Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Morris; her sister, Beverly “Baby Jane” Morris; and her sister-in-law, Tonya Palmore Morris.
In addition to her parents Ms. Morris is survived by her son, Clifford Allen Morris of Guthrie, KY; daughters, Jacqulyn (Mark) Vogle of Adams, Casey Morris of Barren Plains and Sarah (Christopher) Rudy of Portland; brothers, Bubba Morris of Mt. Juliet and Dennis Morris of Barren Plains; sisters, Melinda (Paul) Roark of Orlinda and Susan (Delvin) Hester of Springfield; grandchildren, Kali Ann Vogle, James Lee Morris, Lilly Grace Morris, Ruthie Morris, Danica Chloee Squires, Dezarae Rudy, Blake Rudy, Alan Rudy and Emily Rudy; and lots of aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.
Carolyn Bearden Cox passed away on August 13, 2018 at NHC Hendersonville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Bearden Sr. and Willie Lollar Bearden; sister, Roberta Tucker; and brother, Claude Bearden, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Kenneth W Cox; daughters, Claudia McGill (Bob) and Melissa Hinson (David); three grandchildren, Andrew McGill, Macgregor and Murphy Hinson, and one brother, John Bearden.
Carolyn graduated from East High School; Ward Belmont College, and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. She taught school for several years in Illinois and then in Nashville. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville for over 50 years. There she sang in the choir and played in the hand bell choir for 30 years. She loved golf and held memberships at Blue Grass Yacht and Country Club and earlier at Old Hickory Country Club. She was a member of the Nashville Women’s Golf Association and also served two terms as chairman of the Bluegrass Women’s “18 Hole” group.
There are no services planned at this time. A private interment service will be held later at the Nashville National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.