In Loving Memory: Obituaries From July 11th – July 17th, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Mary L. West
Mary L. West, age 87 of Springfield, died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 4 until 8 PM and Tuesday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mrs. West was born November 1, 1929 in Robertson County to the late Haywood and Maudine Morris in the same house that she died in. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church and was a retired hair dresser. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed crocheting and knitting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jewel Wayne Knight, and her brother, William Norman Morris.
She is survived by her husband, Wilburn West of Springfield; son, Ronald S. (Dian Moreland) Knight of Shelbyville; daughters, Kim (Johnnie) Redfearin of Springfield and Karen West of Springfield; niece and caregiver, Carla Stone of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
Alton Ray Rainwater, 81, of Orlinda, died Wednesday July 12, 2017 at Alive Hospice Skyline Madison Campus. A private family graveside service was conducted in the Providence Cemetery in Franklin, KY. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Saturday July 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at the Orlinda Baptist Church. The family will receive friends beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday July 22nd at the church.
Mr. Rainwater was born January 17, 1936 in Orlinda to the late Grady Proctor and Louise Cherry Rainwater. He was a lifelong farmer. He retired from Dupont and then went on to be the supervisor of Parks and Recreation for the City of Springfield from where he also retired. Mr. Rainwater loved farming, fishing, hunting, and music. He was a loving family man, and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters: Judy and Mary Rainwater.
Mr. Rainwater is survived by his wife: Annette Terry Rainwater of Orlinda, daughters and sons-in-law: Shelly and Mike Bass of Brentwood, Pamela and Jeffrey Daniels of Hermitage, Shawn and Billy Ray Dixon of Orlinda, brother: Donald Rainwater of Macon, GA, sisters: Betty Holmes of Orlinda, and Linda Watts of Springfield, grandchildren: Randall Jones, Rachel Kessinger-Chafin, Maeghan Covington, Cody Nichols, and Alissa Bass-Meade, seven great grandchildren
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Orlinda Baptist Church or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Oscar Clayborn Akins, age 78, of Springfield, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Reverend Linda Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at EverRest of Cheatham with friends and family serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 10am until the hour of service at 11am. Mr. Akins was born August 18, 1938 in Nashville, TN to the late Henry and Lilly Pearl Tidwell Akins. He was a farmer and member of the Martin’s Chapel Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. Akins is preceded in death by his brothers, G.H. Akins, Leslie Akins and Jimmy Dale Akins; his son, Bobby Akins; and his great-granddaughter, Mattie Akins.
Mr. Akins is survived by his wife, Betty Hopkins Akins; sons, Terry Akins and Timmy (Carol Ann) Akins, both of Springfield; daughter, Tammy (Eddie) Arnold of Adams; brothers, Herman Akins of Springfield and Ernest Akins of the Phillipines; sister, Joyce Houchin of Madison; grandchildren, Stephanie Akins, Tanner Landrum, Haley Akins, Molly Akins, Annsley Watts and Ann Katherine Akins; and great-grandchildren, Maddix Akins, Rilynn Landrum and Elaina Akins. If so desired, memorial contributions in Mr. Akins’ memory may be made to Martin’s Chapel United Methodist Church. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Geraldine “Geri” Foley Cobb, age 82, of Chapmansboro, died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o’clock am, Wednesday, July 19th, in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. David Royalty officiating. Burial will follow in Mallory’s cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 18th, from 4:00-7:00PM, and again on Wednesday beginning at 9:00AM until the hour of service.
Mrs. Geri was born on February 16, 1935 in Hickman Co., Tennessee to the late John B. and Lenna C. Foley. She was a retired Administrative Assistant from the State of Tennessee Department of Labor, and was a member of First Baptist Church Joelton.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Billy Ray Foley; and best friend, Margie Thompson.
Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Mangrum of Clarksville; granddaughters, Daisy Brown (Joe Christianson) of Madison, and Lucy Spencer (Drew) of Chapmansboro; great-grandchildren, Johnathain Brown, Destin Brown, and Serenity Brown-Christianson, all of Madison, Annabelle Spencer and Caroline Spencer, both of Chapmansboro; loving friends, Wayne and Beverly King of Chapmansboro, and Norma Caruthers, of Nashville.
Holland White, age 84, of Hendersonville, TN, was a testament to the impact that a loving and giving man can have on his family. He passed from this life on Saturday, July 15, surrounded by those who knew and loved him as a husband, father, grandfather and hero.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Anna White; brothers, Dr. William O., Paul, Leon, James, Ramel and Jerry White; sisters, Martha Shipman and Carrie Johnson. After growing up in Decaturville, TN, Holland captured the heart of Anne Christian, and they were married on December 5, 1958. Together they created a devoted family, bonded by love, affection and humor. Todd (Suzy) White, Tracy (Jerry) Scheel and Robin Lawson were blessed to call him “Daddy”; and so many others, including his wonderful grandchildren: Jenna Warden, Whitney Kieffner, Jared, Alex and Johnathon Scheel, Kendall, Gabrielle, Keaton and Grant Lawson, Matt, Bart and Jake Dean; and his precious great grandchildren: Jase and Jayden Warden, Ledger Kieffner, Evelyn, Caroline and Lilly Anne Sheel, Lincoln, Lilianna, Preston and Ashton Dean had the good fortune to know him fondly as “Pops”. He was so proud to welcome anyone, even strangers, into his home, and make them feel a part of his family. He loved having people over to cheer on the Vols, discuss the best fishing spots or enjoy a dip in the pool. Holland’s love of God was the only thing that took precedence over his family. He was a faithful follower of Christ and he shared his passion with all who knew him. Even in his final days he talked of his love for his Savior. His earthly life has ended, but his memory will live on in the hearts of all he touched and with his sweet gentle spirit.
His family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18 and from 12:00 p.m. until his Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville. Services will be conducted by Rev. Jeff Lake. Pallbearers will be his Grandsons and Nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Fred Bracey’s Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church Hendersonville. Interment will be in Hendersonville Memory Gardens with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lions Club International foundation Eye Bank at 630-203-3836.
Age 22 of White House passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Nashville, TN. He was born January 19, 1995 in Washington, D.C. to Kevin and Kimberly Boyd LaVern. He worked as a roofer for Baker Roofing. He attended White House Heritage High School, where he played football. He was a 2013 graduate of Aaron Academy. Brad loved line dancing, country music, mustangs and the Miami Dolphins.He had many friends and an energetic smile. He attended The Movement Church in Hendersonville, TN.
He is survived by mother and step-father, Kimberly and Troy Grenier, White House, TN; father, Kevin LaVern, Gaithersburg, MD; brothers, Chad (fiance’ Kristen Winner) LaVern, Greenbrier, TN, Tyler Grenier, Ocala, FL and Brady Grenier, Honolulu, Hawaii; sister, Ally Waters, Gaithersburg, MD; nephew, Noah LaVern.
Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12 noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Pastor,Daniel Johnson and Bro. Josh Legg officiating. Visitation is planned for Friday, July 21, 2017 2-8pm and Saturday, July 22, 2015 10am-12pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Movement Church 260 West Main Street, Suite #212 Hendersonville, TN 37075.
Freddie “Hambone” Dozier Scott, Jr., age 82, of Joelton, died Friday, July 14, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 3pm at the Martin’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Reverend Linda Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin’s Chapel Cemetery with Doug Des Ruisseaux, Drew McDonald, Jeff Saxon, Tony Robertson, Tim Moulton, John Markham and Andy Coleman serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Tim Timberlake and Coach Graves, Coach Gross,Coach Johnson, Coach Mayernick and Metro Public Schools.
Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 4-8pm and on Sunday at the church from 1pm until the hour of service at 3pm.
Mr. Scott was born April 26, 1935 in Davidson County to the late Freddie and Maggie Coleman Scott, Sr. He worked in the Metro School System until his retirement and was a member of the Martin’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. Scott is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Edna Scott, his daughter, Sandy Matthews and infant daughter, Janice Scott. Mr. Scott is survived by his sons, Terry (Janice) Scott of Taylorsville, KY, Britt (Rosemary) Scott of Springfield and Johnny (Merilee) Scott of Martin’s Chapel; brother, Randall “Moosie” (Ethel) Scott of Nashville; sister, Dorothy Jean Harrison of Nashville; grandchildren, Julie McDonald, Ashley Saxon, Jessica Des Ruisseaux and Brittany Woodard; and 11 great-grandchildren.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Mr. Scott’s honor. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Charlene Marie Allen Adams, age 69, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital , Midtown, in Nashville, TN. She was born on December 6, 1947 in San Francisco, CA the daughter of the late Charles Neil Allen and Eleanor Berg Allen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Susanne Rosburg and brother, Michael Allen. A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date with Pastor Tony Espinosa officiating.
She worked as a supervisor at West America Bank in the Proof Department. The most important thing in her life was her family. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren so much and loved spending time with them. She is survived by her son, Tim Adams, Houston, TX; daughter, Rhonda (Joe) Hock, Goodlettsville, TN; brother, Charles Neil (Janice), Allen II, Suisun, CA; 3 grandchildren, Matthew Adams, Tiffany Wilson, Zeno Hurst; 6 great grandchildren with 1 on the way.
Kayton Roberts, age 83 of Greenbrier TN, left to be with our Lord on July 13, 2017. He is proceeded in death by his wife, Iva Lee; brothers, Oswald, Joe, and Vance; and sister, Francis. He is survived by his children, Louie Roberts (Fran), Jan Roberts-Williams (Les), and Martin Roberts (Tiffanie); along with five grandchildren, Adam, Natalie, Samuel, Jaima, and Jordan; and sister, Alberta Spring.
Kayton was a Hall of Fame steel guitarist for Hank Snow over 30 years and is credited for his mastery and unique playing style among professional artists and the music community. Kayton’s contributions include performances and recordings with John Fogerty, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Riders in the Sky, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Aaron Tippin, Randy Travis, Hank Williams III and a host of others. Kayton was a true one of a kind and master of his craft and his musical style will live on for generations.
Kayton’s Celebration of Life service will be Sunday, July 23, at The Church at Grace Park in White House, TN. Visitation will be 4-5 pm followed by service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to either or both “building funds” for Ebenezer Baptist Church, 6028 Ebenezer Rd, Greenbrier, TN 37073 and The Church at Grace Park, 506 Hester Dr, White House, TN 37188
If you have a special story how Kayton has touched you in some way the family would love to hear them via Kayton’s obituary page at www.austinandbell.com Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service,in Hendersonville TN.
Obituary for Frank David Ferguson
Frank David Ferguson, age 42 of Ashland City, TN passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at St. Thomas Hospital West.
The family received friends 9am to 11am on Saturday, July 15, 2015 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. A memorial service followed at 11am at the funeral home.
Frank was born March 21, 1975 in Davidson County, TN to the late James Ferguson and Patricia Ferguson.
Other than his mother, Patricia Ferguson, he is survived by his wife, Tracy Ferguson; children, Frank D. Ferguson, Jr, Jesse Ferguson, Clara Ferguson, David Ferguson; brother, Dale (Karen) Ferguson and sister, Glenda (Charles) Jones.
Darlene Daughtry, age 58 of Goodlettsville, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family received friends from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, July 13, 2017 and from 10am to 12pm on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.
The funeral service was held at 12pm on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Mike Tidwell officiating. Burial followed in Spring Hill Cemetery in Goodlettsville.
She was born in Davidson County, TN to the late John and Mary Hutton Harmon. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Randy Harmon, David Harmon and a sister, Carol Pope.
She was employed at Bright Horizon Daycare and was a member of Neely’s Bend Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert Wayne Daughtry, Sr; son, Robert Wayne (April) Daughtry, Jr; daughter, Amber (Jerry) Hester; grandchildren, Ethan Todd, Patyn Daughtry, Mason Hester, Aiden Hester, Daughtry Hester, Easten Daughtry, Travis Hunter and Tucker Hunter. Pallbearers will be Ethan Todd, Patyn Daughtry, Mason Hester, Ron Crowe, Jon Daughtry and Trevor Crowe.