In Loving Memory: Obituaries From July 5th – July 10th, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Billy Mac Head
Billy Mac Head, 83, of Adams, died Sunday July 9, 2017 at Alive Hospice Skyline Madison Campus. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday July 12th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Capps officiating. Interment will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery with Bobby Dean Bagby, Lynn Pitt, Scotty Cavender, Mark Bourne, Jacob Head, and Ed Anthony serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. A Masonic Service will be Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Head was born January 16, 1934 in Robertson County to the late Ernest and Hattie Mayo Head. He was retired from Pirelli/Armstrong and was a member of Red River Baptist Church in Adams. Mr. Head was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Red River Lodge 537, the Al Menah Temple, the Scottish Rite, and the Fisherman’s Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son: Garry Mac Head, and by his brothers: Clarence, Rayburn, J.H., Ralph, Houston, Harold, Willard, Ernest, Jr., and Gerald “Joe” Head.
Mr. Head is survived by his wife of 63 years: Joyce Stroud Head of Adams, daughter and son-in-law: Cindy and Billy Vogle of Adams, brother: Bobby D. Head of Goodlettsville, grandchildren: Jill (Dustin) York, Will (Jessica) Vogle, Matt (Megan) Vogle, great grandchildren: Carter and Kinley York, Johnnie and Annie Vogle, Carter Ryan Vogle.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Jo Byrns Athletic Department or to the Fisherman’s Club
Obituary for Patsy Lee Cheek
Patsy Lee Cheek, age 64 of Springfield, TN died Friday July 7, 2017 at her home (News article). Funeral services were held at 3 pm on Monday July 10, 2017 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Chris White officiating. Burial followed in the Greenbrier Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday from 12 noon until the hour of service at 3 pm.
Patsy was born February 20, 1953 in Davidson Co., TN to the late Henry S. and Ruby Williams White. Her husband, Frank A. Cheek, daughter, Trish Smith and brother, Scott White also preceded her in death. She worked in the restaurant business and especially loved her grandchildren.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Tyler Whitehead and Kailee Cheek, step grandchildren, Tyler Hornavious, Bryson O’Neal and Mattie Aulds; son and fiancé, Frank L Cheek and Chasity Clark both of Greenbrier; son-in-law, Steven Smith of Springfield, TN; brother, Billy White; sisters, Margie Ford and Pam White, all of Goodlettsville, TN; nieces, Stephanie White and Tina Pirtle and nephews, Chris White, Charles White, Brian Ford and DeWayne Ford.
Pamela Luke Jones, 67, of Springfield, Tennessee passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017.
Pamela was born on March 2, 1950. She graduated from Springfield High School and went on to create, co-own and operate Quadjay Manufacturing Corporation in Robertson County.
She was married to Thomas Wayne Jones on October 20, 1973. They were married for 43 wonderful years.
Pamela was a loving wife and mother who was also a talented artist. She had an immense love of animals, especially cats.
Pamela is survived by her husband Thomas Wayne Jones, son Waylon Jones, daughter P.J. Smith, six grandchildren and other family and friends.
Pamela is preceded in death by her mother Gladys Roberta Luke, her father Aubrey Luke and her sister Patricia Moon.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 14 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at N. Main St., Church of Christ is Springfield, TN. All friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Robertson County animal shelter.
George Earl Ellis, age 86 of Cedar Hill, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Cunningham and Stephen Ayres officiating. Burial followed in Bellwood Cemetery with Michael Ellis, Stephen Ayres, Scott Ayres, Bradley Shelton, Tiny Man Pippin, David Riggins, Jason Ison, and Chase Pettus serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Bryant, Danny Miller, Alton Binkley, and Jerry Adams. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 until 8 PM and Friday from 9 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Ellis was born November 29, 1930 in Robertson County to the late George Franklin and Bertha Farmer Ellis. He was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church, was retired from Acme Boot, and was a farmer. He enjoyed Yard sales, his beagle dogs, gardening, and fishing. IN addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean Ellis of Cedar Hill; sons and daughter-in-law, Ricky Dale and Susan Ellis of Adams and Michael L. Ellis of Cedar Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Jimmy Ayres of Cedar Hill; sister, Ruby Patton of Springfield; grandchildren, Cherish Ison, Ashley Sautter, Bradley Shelton, Michael C. Ellis, Bethany L. Riggins, Tabitha Ellis, Stephen Ayres, and Scott Ayres and 11 great grandchildren.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to NorthCrest Hospice. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home
Claude Douglas Gamble, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at NHC Health Care Springfield.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Gene Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday from 11am until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mr. Gamble was born August 14, 1935 in Nashville to the late Robert and Ella Carter Gamble. He worked at the Wilson Plant and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. Gamble is preceded in death by his his brothers, Henry Gamble, John Gamble and Petey Gamble; his sisters, Elizabeth Carroll, Effie Mae Butts and Kathleen Gamble; and his son, Douglas Dwayne Gamble.
Mr. Gamble is survived by his wife, Ester Mae Gamble of Springfield; daughter, Sheila Beth (David) West of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren, David Keith Allen, Cierra Autumn West and Amanda Brooke West; and great-grandchild, Delaney Webb.
Felisha Ann Arterburn, age 36 of Greenbrier, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Goodlettsville Pentecostal Church. The Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 pm at the church. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery in Goodlettsville.
Felisha was born in Nashville on December 23, 1980 to Paul and Pamela Rittenberry Arterburn. She was a Supervisor at Macy’s Warehouse.
She is survived by her parents, Paul and Pamela Rittenberry Arterburn; sons, Landon Snell, Alexander Lollar; brothers, David Arterburn, Edward (Shawniece) Arterburn; sister, Nichole (Stephen) Bell and one grandson, Aceson Snell. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
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Obituary for Amy Gayle Parker
Age 61 of Madison passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was born November 28, 1955 in Nashville, TN to Billy and Mildred McCarley Forkum. She worked as a substitute teacher and was a member of Long Hollow Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents.
She is survived by her former husband and friend of 43 years, Floyd W. Parker; sons, Jeremy (Misty) Parker, Portland, TN and Brandon Parker, Madison, TN; daughter, Amanda (Justin) Higdon, Goodlettsville, TN; sister, Judy Walker, Westmoreland, TN; 7 grandchildren, Kaley, Chelsey, Jamie, David, Laynee, Draven and Andrew.
A memorial service is scheduled Friday, July 14, 2017 at 12 noon at Long Hollow Baptist Church with Bro. Roger Elliott officiating. Visitation is planned for Friday, July 14, 2017 10am until 12 noon at the church. R
Charles “Charlie” Edward Balthrop, age 67, of Chapmansboro, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 from injuries he sustained in a tractor accident on his farm.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o’clock am on Thursday, July 13th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Brother Brandon Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Mallory’s Cemetery in Pleasant View with Charles Shearon, Randy Shearon, Tommy Dale Palmore, Ricky Balthrop, Ben Palmore and Ron Balthrop serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Palmore, Greg Balthrop, Dale Shearon, Larry Rediker, Jimmy Wilson and John Wilson.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 12th, from 2:00PM-8:00PM and again on Thursday, from 9:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.
Mr. Balthrop was born in Clarksville, Tennessee on September 5, 1949 to R.W. and Lottie M. Black Balthrop. He was a farmer and was a member of the Oaklawn Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his son, Jeff Balthrop; niece, Fawn Watts Ellis; and father-in-law, Ray Morrow.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Balthrop; daughters, Brenda (Jason) Shearon and Linda Balthrop both of Chapmansboro; brother, William (Bonnie) Balthrop of Chapmansboro; sisters, Judy (Loel) Watts of Cedar Hill and Sue (Johnny) Palmore of Chapmansboro; grandchildren, Dawson and Kyra Shearon; mother in-law, Mary Ruth Morrow and; nephews, Greg and Ron Balthrop, Bob and Ben Palmore.
If so desired, memorial contributions in Mr. Balthrop’s memory may be made to Oaklawn Free Will Baptist Church. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Age 57 of Portland passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was born August 6, 1959 in Hopkinsville, KY to Billy Donald and Gloria Ann Pennington Harrison. He worked as a truck driver for USF Holland and was a member of the Teamster Union Local #480. He was an avid Kentucky Wildcats Basketball fan, a John Deer Collector, a lover of Harley Davidson Motorcycles and the American Pickers television show. He is preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Ann Pennington Harrison.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Janice Jewell Harrison, Portland, TN; sons, Bradley Harrison, Portland, TN and Ryan Harrison, Hendersonville, TN; granddaughters, Kailey Harrison, Portland, TN and Isabella Gonzalez, Navarre, FL; father, Billy Donald Harrison, Lewisburg, KY.
A memorial service was held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 4pm in the chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation was from 1-4pm at the funeral home prior to the service.
Age 72 of White House passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Alive Hospice Madison Campus. She was born April 7, 1945 in Los Angeles, California to Wayne Benjamin and Judith Pentecost Lamborn. She grew up in Nashville and lived there until she and Jerry decided to move to White House. She worked in management for Wal-Mart, where she retired after 32 years. She loved camping and yardselling until she was diagnosed with breast and pancreatic cancer. She was loved by many and she loved her family more than anything in the world.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dickie Roger Lamborn. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jerry Pate, White House, TN; sons, Doug (Jackie) Pate, Portland, TN, Steve (Jennifer) Pate, Gallatin, TN and Chris (Jennifer) Pate, White House, TN; brother, Gary (Ethel) Lamborn, White House, TN; 8 grandchildren, Josh Pate, Zach Pate, Brad Pate, Megan Pate, Alison Pate, Brennan Pate, Dawson Pate and Karter Pate; 2 great-grandchildren, Kaden Pate and Atticus Pate.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with Josh Pate, Zach Pate, Brad Pate, Joey Lamborn, Roger Lamborn and Brennan Pate serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Shear and Dawson Pate. Visitation was held Friday, July 7, 2017 2-8pm and Saturday, July 8, 2017 9-11am at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends 2 pm to 3 pm on Sunday, July 9, 2017 with a Memorial Service following at 3 pm in the Chapel at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Rev. David Royalty officiating.
He was born August 9, 1960 to the late Brady K. and Dollie G. Warren. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth L. Warren and Jeffery D. Warren. He was a roofer by trade.
He is survived by companion, Brenda Minter; daughter, Nicole Danielle (Jimmy) Beck and children, Audrey Nicole Beck and Dalton Wade Beck; son, Christopher Paul Warren; siblings, Becky R. Warren of Greenbrier, Joy (Robert) Corvin of Nashville, Barry K. Warren of Nasvhille, Shirley (Paul) Shouse of Greenbrier, Tony (Tracy) Warren of Goodlettsville and many nieces and nephews.
Obituary for Emma Lou Gower
Emma Lou Gower, age 95, of Cedar Hill, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at The Waters of Springfield. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 7, 2017 at 12pm at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Jerry Heflin officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brad Gower, Brent Gower, Chris Brown, Justin Gower, Robert Alan Holman and Brian James serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 4-8pm and on Friday, from 11am until the hour of service at 12pm.
Mrs. Gower was born June 30, 1922 in Robertson County to the late James Stewart and Nancy Justice James. She worked as an Avon Rep. and was a member of the Flewellyn Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Gower is preceded in death by her husband, Dewell Russel Gower, and her brothers, Robert James and Sterling James. She is survived by her sons, Terry (Jean) Gower of Springfield and Randy (Melinda) Gower of Cedar Hill; brother, Bill (Carol) James of Springfield; sister, Janette James of Springfield; grandchildren, Brad (Jessica) Gower, Brent (Melissa) Gower, Chris (Tara) Brown and Justin Gower; and 9 great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.