In Loving Memory: Obituaries From December 11, 2017 – Dec 18, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Jimmie Lee Craig
Jimmie Lee Craig, age 60 of Cedar Hill, died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at his home. Memorial services will be held Friday, December 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Brent Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 PM until the hour of service.
Mr. Craig was born February 13, 1957 in Norfolk, VA to the late Florence Loubell Plunkett. He was a material handler for Unarco, where he had worked for 43 years. He was a member of IAM Union 1441. He loved fishing, woodworking, and gardening. He enjoyed playing his guitar and helping others. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Gene Phelps.
He is survived by his wife, Gayle Craig of Cedar Hill; son and daughters-in-law, Michael and Vickie Craig of Orlinda, Bobby Joe and Tiffany Craig of Springfield, and Darrell and Monica Craig of Cedar Hill; brothers and sister-in-law, Roger and Kathy Phelps of Springfield, Ray Phelps of Springfield, and Terry Phelps of Adairville, KY; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.
Clara Alice Hogue, age 90, of Goodlettsville, died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Creekside Health and Rehabilitation in Madison. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Shane Irwin and Christel Alvarez officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Matt Beck, Brandon Beck, Ramon Alvarez, and Shelby Alvarez serving as pallbearers.
Mrs. Hogue was born on August 6, 1927 in Robertson County to the late Robert Lesley and Grace Irene Lauderdale. She was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family, cooking, and modeling clothes. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Carrol Hogue, her daughter, Suzy Alvarez, her step son David Hogue, and her sisters, Nadine Couts, Virginia Heman, and Norma Jean Cheff.
She is survived her daughter, Anona N. Irwin of Gallatin, her step-son James Scott Hogue of Grand Junction CO, Grandchildren, Shannon Beck, Shelby Alvarez, Shane Irwin, Ramon Alvarez IV, Christel Alvarez, great grandchildren, Alex Alvarez, Isaiah Alvarez, Serena Alvarez, Christianne Alvarez, Brandon Beck, Christina Carlin, Brittany Grissom, great great grandchildren, Sabrina Carlin, and Gunnar Grissom who is on the way and her loving caregivers Cookie Hartle Bonnie Hartle, and Judy Tink Henderson.
James Leslie Buck, age 72 of Springfield, died Monday, December 18, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Marshall Gupton, Steve Haley, Ron Buck, and Teresa Lundine Fischer officiating. Burial will follow in Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Robert Buck, Jr., Louis Buck, James Buck, Reuben Buck, Luke West, and Steve Honea serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be James Robert Buck, E.J. Buck, Gayle Scaggs, Donnie Arms, Steve Haley, and Timothy Haley. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 until 8 PM and Wednesday from 12 noon until the hour of service.
Mr. Buck was born February 20, 1945 in Montgomery County to the late James Lewis and Lou Helen Arms Buck. He was a member of Goodlettsville First Baptist Church, a graduate of Austin Peay State University, and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a past member of the Goodlettsville Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Rotary Club. He worked as a recruiter for James L. Buck & Company and then worked in the George H.W. Bush administration as an INS Commissioner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mamie Lee Lundine. He is survived by his wife, Betty Wix Buck of Springfield; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald Douglas and Mary Buck of Fairview; and sisters, Laura Ann Ethridge of McEwen and Carolyn Jane Buck of Springfield. The family would like to express their thankfulness to Don Arms for all his love, support, and friendship.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Disabled American Veterans. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Olen B. “Rocky” Ross, age 93 of Springfield, TN, died Monday, December 18, 2017 at North Crest Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday December 21, 2017 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville at 3 pm Thursday with Jeff Groves, Scott Morton, Mike Reaves, Brian Tate, David Turner and Michael Barnett serving as pallbearers. Dick Dean will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 am until 1 pm.
Mr. Ross was born March 26, 1924 in Washington, NC to the late Vyron Earl Ross Sr and Carrie Broach Ross. His wife, Frances Ann Witty Ross, infant son, James Francis Ross and his brother, Vyron Earl Ross Jr, also preceded him in death. He was a member of Central Christian Church, a veteran of the United States Navy, serving as a gunner in the South Pacific. He retired from the railroad where he was a signal maintainer for 42 years.
Rocky is survived by his son, Galen E. Ross of Springfield, TN; daughter, Marion Zimmerman of Clarksville, IN; grandchildren, Breanna Nicole Ross and Rose Zimmerman Caple.
Mary Ruth Mason, age 96, of Springfield, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center. A graveside service will be held Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 2pm in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Joe Hinkle officiating. Burial will follow with Mike Mason, Lee Borthick, Sam Borthick, Jeffrey Mason, Phil Holliday and John Barnes serving as pallbearers.
Ms. Mason was born January 3, 1921 in Springfield to the late G.C. and Grace Armstrong Mason. She was a teacher for 32 years in the Metro School System and for 10 years in the Robertson County School System and was also a member of the Barren Plains Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Ms. Mason is preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Mason and her sister, Sylvia Borthick. Ms. Mason is survived by her brother, Joe Mason of Springfield; sisters, Sara Ball of Hermitage and Shirley (John Lee) Barnes of Adairville; sister-in-law, Jeanette Mason of Springfield; nephews, Mike (Ann) Mason, Lee (Mary) Borthick, Sam Borthick and Jeffrey Mason, all of Springfield, John Mason (Gwen) Barnes of Adairville and Leighton Ball of Hermitage; and nieces, Cindy (Joe) Duck of Brentwood, Christy Borthick of Hermitage, Jan (Phil) Holliday and Lee Ann (Brent) Holman, both of Adairville and Judy (Mark) King of Springfield.
Jean Malloy McLaughlin, age 88, of Ashland City, died Monday, December 18, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Nashville. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 o’clock pm, Thursday, December 21st, in the Will Smith Cemetery in Ashland City. Serving as pallbearers will be Troy Teasley, Kyle Jackson, Chad Jackson, Tyler McLaughlin, Joe Austin, and Jared Crain.
There will be no public visitation prior to the graveside service.
Mrs. McLaughlin was born on November 22, 1929 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late James and Sammie Smith Shearron. She was a homemaker and a member of the Big Marrowbone Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Wrenn McLaughlin; daughter, Diddra Johnson; brothers, Marion, Benjamin, Jimmie, and Pete Shearron; sisters, Melinee Shearron, Zorah Adkisson, and Evelyn Nabors.
Survivors include her daughter, Angela Jackson of Nashville; sons, Jeffrey McLaughlin of Franklin, TN, and Shane (Robin) McLaughlin of Nashville; son-in-law, Craig Johnson of Pleasant View; grandchildren, Troy (Chelsea) Teasley, Kyle (Angela) Jackson, Chad Jackson, Ashley (Joe) Austin, Bethany (Jared) Crain, Tyler (Catie) McLaughlin; and 10 great-grandchildren.
If so desired, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
John Thomas Stephens, age 91 of Hendersonville, passed away on December 17, 2017. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. John was retired from Metro Fire Department after 28 years of service. He served in the US Navy during WWII on LST 757. After retirement, he always enjoyed working in his yard.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ava Harris Stevens; 1 brother and 2 sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Harrison Stephens; his daughter, Diane (Joe) Matlock; grandchildren, Ginnapher (Michael) Valez of Houston TX, and Amelia Matlock of Hendersonville; and 3 Great-Grandchildren.
His family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 19, from 3:00pm until 7:00pm and again on Wednesday from 9:00am until 10:00am. A Graveside Service will follow at 11:00am at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.
Age 39 of White House passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at his home. He was born July 20, 1978 in Yonkers, NY to John Raymond and Anna Marie Thomas Fleming. He worked as a security guard for Walden Security. Nicholas was a 1997 graduate of White House High School and remained a loyal and avid Blue Devils Football fan. He also loved the Nashville Predators, all things Disney, jeeps, cooking, bicycling, spending time visiting the ocean and listening to Garth Brooks and George Strait music. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.
He is survived by his parents, John Raymond and Anna Marie Fleming; sisters, Donna (TJ) Meyer and Grace Lynne Fleming; nieces, Sofia Rose Meyer and Claire Louise Fleming; nephew, Brody Wayne Parnell, all of White House, TN. Funeral service is scheduled for Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home in White House with Father Eric Fowlkes and Coach Jeff Porter officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Friday, December 22, 2017 11am-1pm at the funeral home.
Charles Michael Owens, Sr., age 61, of Greenbrier, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Middle TN Veterans Cemetery in Nashville on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11am with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4pm until the hour of service at 7pm.
Mr. Owens was born April 13, 1956 in Tuscaloosa, AL to the late Charles Owens and Mrs. Mary Louise Camp Owens of Springville, AL. He worked as an inspector for the U.S. Postal Service.
In addition to his father Mr. Owens is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Anne Westbrook and his father-in-law, Carthol Larry Williams.
In addition to his mother Mr. Owens is survived by his wife, Paige Williams Owens; sons, Charles Michael (Masita Mohamad) Owens, Jr. of Gallatin and Christopher Michael Owens of Kingston Springs; daughter, Kelly Ann Owens of Pensacola, FL; sister, Patricia Louise Owens of Trussville, AL; sister-in-law, Alicia Williams of Joelton; and mother-in-law, Sarah Magdalene Williams of Ethridge, TN.
Sylvia Mason Borthick, age 87 of Springfield died on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with burial to follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm and again on Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the funeral home.
Sylvia was born on April 29, 1930 in Springfield to the late G. C. and Grace Armstrong Mason. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Borthick and brother, Jimmy Mason.
She is survived by sons, Lee & Mary Borthick of Springfield, Sam Borthick of Springfield; daughters, Cindy and Joe Duck of Brentwood, Christy Borthick of Hermitage; brother, Joe Mason of Springfield; sisters, Mary Ruth Mason of Springfield, Sara Ball of Hermitage, Shirley and John Lee Barnes of Adairville; sister-in-law, Jeanette Mason of Springfield; grandchildren, Elizabeth Sullins, Erin Duck, Fredric Borthick, Grace Borthick, and Emilie Duck. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.
Richard A. Anderson, age 85, of Nashville, TN, passed away surrounded by his loving family at St. Thomas Mid-Town on Friday, December 15, 2017.
He was born October 10, 1932, the son of the late Albert D. Anderson and Lorene Greenwell Anderson. He earned his B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University and his Masters in Education from East Tennessee State University. He was a retired high school teacher and coach of 39 years while residing in East Tennessee and Washington County. He was a man of tremendous faith, love of God and family, who was a true prayer warrior. He loved taking pictures and photos of his family which always ended up in a family photo album that he prized very much.
A Celebration of his life will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel on Monday, December 18, 2017, 11 AM with Pastor Richard Gaia officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the funeral home. Following the service on Monday, family and friends will gather at 1 PM for the interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Steven Davidson, Larry Parker, Gary Parker, Kevin Parker, Mike Brown, Tim Brown, Joe Warren & Paul McCoy will serve as pallbearers.
He is survived by his dedicated wife, Peggy Anderson; daughters, Joni Cox and Ginger (Mike) Steadman; sister, Betty Parker, 3 loving grandchildren; Tabitha (Steven) Davidson, Kristen Cox, & Hunter (Allison) Steadman; 3 loving nephews, Larry Parker, Gary (Jean) Parker, & Kevin (Dale) Parker & many loving great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
Charles Walter Taylor, age 69 of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, December 15, ,2017.
He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Taylor and his daughter, Melissa Simon.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Taylor; sons, Jason Taylor, Shane McDonald and Shane Carroll; daughters, Heather Taylor, Shawnda Kruse and Felicha Carroll. 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and close special friends, Mary and Ronnie Hastings.
His family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until his Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home., Hendersonville.
James Herbert Renfro, Jr, of Goodlettsville, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at his residence. Austin & Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Austin & Bell Greenbrier and 12pm to 2pm on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the funeral home.
The funeral service will be at 2pm Monday, December 18, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Bill Speight officiating. Burial will follow in Ivy Point Cemetery.
He was born April 26, 1934 in Nashville, TN to the late James Herbert Renfro, Sr and Ethel Turner Renfro.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Lefevers Renfro; brothers, Dewey Turner, Jerry Renfro and sister, Barbara King.
He was a supervisor with Oshkosh a Veteran of the US Navy having served in the Korean War and a member of Ivy Point Church of Christ. He loved his horses, camping, boating, fishing and running his dogs rabbit hunting.
He is survived by his son, Dennis Keith (Kyla) Renfro; daughter, Pam Smiley; siblings, Beverly Rogers, Sharon Keen, Linda Doyle, Debbie Catron, Sandra Escue, Ron Renfro; grandchildren, Heather ( Paul ) Raccio, Venisa Renfro; great-grandchildren, Kenley Spalding, Aria Raccio, Luca Raccio and Jayden Fulton. Pallbearers will be Paul Raccio, Karen Rogers, Debra Smith, Johnny Smith, Billy McCord, Tommy McKee and Robert McKee. Honorary pallbearer will be Ron Renfro.
Vicki Darlene Moore, age 52 of Hendersonville, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Vicki was a loving wife, mother and friend who loved the outdoors.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Betty Lunsford and her brother, Randy Lunsford. She is survived by her husband of 29 years David Moore; son, Blake Moore and daughter, Bethany Moore; sister, Melody Everet and brothers, Mike Lunsford, Terry Lunsford and Jackie Lunsford.
Her family will receive friends at Long Hollow Baptist Church on Monday, December 18 from 10 a.m. until her Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 12 p.m.
Robert Andrew Wayne Swift, age 31, was called home to be with his heavenly Father on December 13, 2017. He was previously deceased by his twin siblings, Hillary and Justin.
He is survived by his wife Sara, his mother Mary Gayle Teal, his father, Travis Teal, his children Justin, Brayden, Brooklyn, and Titan, his sisters Savannah Teal, Cassidy Teal, Stephanie Ross, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Andy burst into this world as an almost 10 lb. bouncing baby boy and left our lives as a handsome young man with a magnetic smile.
Visitation was held Sunday, December 17 from 4 to 8 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Services are in the Chapel at Austin & Bell on Monday December 18 at 11 am followed by internment at Spring Hill Cemetery at 1 pm.
Funeral service for Catherine Elizabeth Hall, age 79 of Cedar Hill, will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at St.Francis Assisi Church, 7600 Russellville Rd, Guthrie, KY. Father Frank Ruff will officiate. Burial will follow at KY Veterans Cemetery West. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon at St.Francis Assisi Church. Catherine passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at her residence. She was born on March 23, 1938 in Larksville, PA to Theodore and Elizabeth Mankiewicz. She was a Veteran of the United States Army. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hall, and sister, Nancy Mooney.
She is survived by her sons; Timothy (Beth) Hall, Ian Hall, Jacque Hall, and Michael Hall, daughters; Elizabeth (Carl) Miner, and Zandra (Larry) Cole, sister, Audrey Cremeens, thirteen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at www.sykesfuneralhome.com
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