In Loving Memory: Obituaries From July 27, 2018 – August 2, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Clint Duffer
Clinton Ray Duffer, 28, of Cedar Hill, died Wednesday August 1, 2018 at Skyline Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Graveside services will be conducted Friday August 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Dr. Steve Freeman officiating. Pallbearers will be Brent Duffer, Johnny Shelton, Jeffrey Shelton, Lincoln Farmer, John Rudolph Farmer, II, and Michael Farmer, Jr. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Clint was born March 14, 1990 in Robertson County. He worked both in the blasting industry and in farming. Clint was of the Baptist faith. He loved fishing, music, movies, Alabama football, and his dogs. Clint loved all of his family, especially his nephew Tucker Ray. He was preceded in death by his father: Danny Ray Duffer, and by his grandparents: L.B. Duffer, Rudolph and Christine Farmer.
Clint is survived by his mother and step-father: Peggy Farmer Bunn and David Bunn of Cedar Hill, his sister and brother-in-law: Ashley Jo and Jesse Ray Biggs of Springfield, his grandmother: Billie Muriel Duffer of Springfield, his nephew: Tucker Ray Biggs of Springfield, and by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clint Duffer Memorial Fund
Donelle Dean Fuqua Birdwell, age 75 of Springfield-Madison TN, died Tuesday July 31, 2018 at the Portland, TN home of her daughter. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday August 3, 2018 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Jonathan Parker, Joshua Parker, Dalton Long, Clyde Dean, David Dean, Henry Dean, Bruce Dean and Jamie Fuqua serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11 am till 1 pm.
Donelle was born July 30, 1943 in Robertson County TN to the late Jimmy Powell Fuqua and Minerva Dean Fuqua. Her beloved grandmother, Jessie Taylor Dean also preceded her in death. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was a retired medical receptionist with Neurological Associates in Nashville. Donelle lived for her children each day.
Surviving her are her son, Chad Birdwell of Madison, TN; daughters, Julia “Julie” Little and husband Ken of White House, TN, Tiffany Long of Madison, TN, Nicole Birdwell and husband Darran Smith of Portland, TN; brother, Jerry (Judy) Fuqua of Springfield; sister, Lissa (Leslie) Hancock of Springfield; grandchildren, Jonathan Parker, Joshua Parker, Presley Hooper, Dalton Long, Maggie Long, Jessie Birdwell, Jadean Birdwell Smith, Cole Birdwell and eight great grandchildren. The family request if so desired, donations may be made to the Donelle Fuqua Memorial Fund. All donations may be made to the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Carrie L. Stanley, age 87 of Willard, MO, died Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Maranatha Manor in Springfield, MO. Her remains were cremated and graveside services will be held Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Greenbrier Cemetery with Tim Harris officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Mrs. Stanley was born July 20, 1931 in Pleasant View to the late Samuel and Janie Louise Davis Moore. She was a caretaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Stanley and a sister, Jackie Moore. She is survived by her son, Bill Stanley of Bannon, OR; daughter, Vickie Holloway of Willard, MO; sister, Peggy Meadows and husband Sammy of Greenbrier; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.
Age 28 of Goodlettsville passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 at his home. He was born August 3, 1989 in Springfield, TN to Larry Briley and Micheline Patterson. He worked as a roofer for Kennedy Roofing Company. He was an avid UK basketball fan. He also loved the Nashville Predators, spending time with his family, music of all kinds, fishing and football. He also loved bragging about winning Fantasy Football-“That’s A Felony”.
He is preceded in death by his father, Larry Briley; maternal grandparents, James and Hilda Patterson; paternal grandmother, Charlsie Carlene Briley. He is survived by his mother, Micheline (Steve) Whitaker, Goodlettsville, TN; son, Tanner Briley; daughters, Skylar Briley and Caidence Briley, all of Adairville, KY; an unborn child due March 2019; grandfather, Thomas Briley, White House, TN; brothers, Tommy Briley, Goodlettsville, TN, Justin (Maria) Portland, TN and Dustin (Ashley) Briley, Greenbrier, TN; sister, Chasity (Joe) Anderson, Greenbrier, TN; mother of his children, Chelsea Hunter; mother of his unborn child, Fallon Neuenschwander; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and friends.
Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Clay Baggett officiating. Interment will follow in Halltown Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Friday, August 3, 2018 4-8pm and Saturday, August 4, 2018 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are requested to help with funeral expenses made payable to Austin & Bell.
A Go Fund Me page has also been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.
Age 91 of White House passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018 at The Hearth in Hendersonville. He was born February 9, 1927 in Cowan, TN to Fred Franklin and Berdie Kerley Henderson. He worked for Sears until his retirement. He then worked for Ingersoll Rand. He also served as Chief of the White House Volunteer Fire Department and proudly served his country in the US Navy, during WWII, and was a veteran of the Pacific Theater He loved attending auctions and yard sales and was a ferocious Rook player. He was a member of Goodlettsville Church of the Nazarene, where he served as an usher and as a deacon.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Olin Henderson, Roscoe “RC” Henderson and Wilburn Henderson; grandchild, Yancey McCrary. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Barbara Farnsworth Henderson, White House, TN; sons, David (JoAnne) Henderson, Tullahoma, TN and Danny (Stephanie) Henderson, Danville, IN; daughter, Deborah (Lee) Darden, White House, TN; brother, Homer (Lelia) Henderson, Winchester, TN; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Jeff Wegner officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers and with military honors. Visitation is planned for Sunday, August 5, 2018 1pm-3pm at the funeral home.
James “Glendon” Felts, age 70, of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock pm, Sunday, August 5th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Gene Parton and Bro. Gary Murray officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery with George McMinnis, J.T. Smith, Kenneth Don Walker, Wayne Leeper, Don Walker, Harris Nicholson, Steven Ellis, and Wayne Clouse serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be, “The Hardees Boys”, The Ashland City Fire Department, H.D. Fann, Fred Biggs, and Pat Patterson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, August 4th, from 3-8:00PM and again on Sunday beginning at 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.
Mr. Felts was born on February 16, 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Haskell and Louise Harris Felts. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a retired employee of Nashville Electric Service, and a member of Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Geraldine Collins and Patricia Felts.
He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Felts; son, Chad (Pat) Beard; daughters, Statia Baker and Amy (Alex) Sanders; and eight grandchildren, Katie Read, Bailey Sanders, Emily Beard, Jenna Baker, Julia Baker, Christian Sanders, Dylan Beard, and Macy Sanders. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church.
Robert Andrew “Pee Wee” Bugg, age 54, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at NorthCrest Medical Center. A Graveside Service will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 at 2pm in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Gene Brown officiating. Burial will follow with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Friday from 10am until 1:30pm.
Mr. Bugg was born February 27, 1964 in Springfield to the late Carl and Lizzie Slayton Bugg. He worked as a handy man.
In addition to his parents Mr. Bugg is preceded in death by his brothers, William Bugg, Danny Ray Elliott and Timothy Lee Bugg.
Mr. Bugg is survived by his brothers Joe Elliott of Seattle, WA and David Wayne (Martha) Bugg of Springfield; sisters, Annie “Tiny” Traughber and Dianne Bugg, both of Springfield and Linda Faye Traughber of Hopkinsville, KY; nieces, Cristy (Tim) Roach, Vicky (Mike) Craig, Allicia Elliott and Mary Faenza; and nephews, Michael Traughber, Steven Traughber and Ray (Tammy) Elliott.
Douglas Fowler Eldridge, age 76, of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Monday, July 30, 2018 at his residence.
His remains will be cremated and no services are planned at this time. Mr. Eldridge was born on May 8, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Fowler Bufford and Agnes Wingo Eldridge. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, a democrat and a union man. He also was a truck driver for Holland.
He is survived by his wife Anita Watson Eldridge; his daughters Kim (Javan) Binkley and Cheryl Mathis; a step-son, Jeffery (Maggie) Fields; step-daughters, Tonya (Jimmy) Brewer and Ashlea (Brian) Woody; 6 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Louie E. Johnston, Sr. 1930-2018, survived by his children Louie Johnston Jr. of Nashville, TN and Betty Jean (BJ) Burnsed of Snellville, GA, and his beloved wife of 6 years Jessie (Allen). He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years, Vilma Jean Davenport Johnston and son Timothy Edwin Johnston Sr. He had 8 beloved grandchildren, many beloved great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
He was a member and Deacon of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church.
He retired from Ford Glass Plant. He was a member of Centre Star Masonic Lodge #409 and Al Menah Shrine Temple.
Visitation and services are at Ivy Memorial Baptist Church, Nashville.
Visitation Friday August 3 from 4 – 7 p.m. Funeral is Saturday, August 4 at 11 am with burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Garden Goodlettsville, TN.
Patricia Theresa Vreeland, age 67 of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Warren and Doris Pearl Black.
She is survived by her husband, Donald G Vreeland; daughter, Donna (Rocky) J Riggan; son, David (Rosa) Vreeland; grandchildren, Chase, Alex, Arely and Andreas Vreeland, Nicholas and Adam Riggan; and one greatgrandchild, Zander Vreeland.
Amber Michelle Yoder, age 18 months, of Nashville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at her home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o’clock pm, Sunday, August 5th at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Pleasant View with Bro. Milton Yoder and Bro. Bob Hamm officiating. Burial will follow in Good Springs Cemetery with Daniel and John Yoder serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday, August 4th, from 3-7:00PM and again on Sunday beginning at 12:00PM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.
Amber was born on January 10, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. She is survived by her parents, Samuel and Mary Ann Mast Yoder; her siblings; Verna, Daniel, Katie, John, Cindy, Elvan, Ferman, Steven, Luanne, Nathan, and Sheryl Yoder; grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and a host of family and friends.