In Loving Memory: Obituaries From November 14, 2017 – Nov. 20, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Malcomb “Sonny” Hall Cook
Malcomb Hall “Sonny” Cook, age 76 of Springfield and formerly of Greenbrier, died Friday, November 17, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Elmwood Cemetery with Tim Harris officiating. Burial will follow with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Robertson County Funeral Home Tuesday from 11 AM until 12:30 PM.
Mr. Cook was born January 2, 1941 in Robertson County to the late Eddie and Hazel Hall Cook. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and was an accountant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Janelle Elliott, Hugh James Cook, and Eddie O’Neil Cook.
He is survived by his niece, Elaine Murphy of Springfield; nephew, Felix Elliott of Wasilla, AK; great nieces, Lisa Jane Stanley and Julie Murphy; great nephew, Justin Murphy; grea-great nieces, Destiny Murphy and Ashley Lau; and great-great nephew, Keon Hardin.
On November 19, 2017 God dispatched an Angel to call home one of his children, Gary Stevenson Scott. Gary was born on January 13, 1959 to the late John Perry and Bertha Lee Johnson Scott. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
He grew up in Springfield, TN and attended Robertson County Public Schools. Gary was a very happy person who loved fishing, cooking, gospel singing, being outdoors. He was a Christian man who attended St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church. Gary work for Gaylord Opryland as a security guard for 15 plus years.
Preceding him in death his parents father John Perry Scott and mother Bertha Lee Johnson Scott, his sisters, Mary Ruth Forte and Alberta Scott He leaves to cherish his memory three brothers and sisters in law; Perry and Joyce Scott of Dublin, CA, Ricky Lane Scott of Springfield, Daniel and Davida Scott of Sandston, VA, and sisters; Katherine Marie Scott of Nashville, and Gloria Violetta Scott of Springfield.
Vernon Leroy Woodard, age 56 of Springfield, died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Pendley and Bro. Harold Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Joe Woodard, Ben Jernigan, John Robert Watts, Thomas Watts, Daniel Sholar, Paul Sholar, Neil Bourne, and Vince Shepard serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Hannah Pendley, Lori Edmonds, Center Point Baptist Church Choir and Deacons, Larry Perry, Rosemary and Leroy Collier, and Employees of Robertson County Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2 until 6 PM and Monday from 9 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Woodard was born February 8, 1961 in Robertson County to Ann Carney Woodard of Springfield and the late Burton Woodard. He was a member of Center Point Baptist Church where he was the Minister of Music for almost 20 years. He loved singing and listening to gospel music. He sang with his brothers who were known as the Woodard Brothers and with Southern Tradition. He also worked at Robertson County Funeral Home in family services. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Candace Carter.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Elaine Bourne Woodard of Springfield; brothers, Terry Woodard and wife Jennifer of Springfield and Mike Woodard and wife Donna of Springfield; sisters, Elaine Mitchuson and husband David of Benton, KY, Diane Bryan and husband Anthony of Springfield, and Martha Watts of Springfield; father-in-law, John Bourne, Jr. of Adams; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Center Point Baptist Church Missions Fund or Gideon’s International. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Victoria Lynn Chezem, age 62 of Adams, died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Her remains are to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Ms. Chezem was born February 22, 1955 in Broward County, FL to Joan Elizabeth Hardcastle Chezem Wix and the late Charles Chezem. She was a member of Red River Baptist Church and was a teacher with the Robertson County Board of Education. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her step father who reared her, C.D. Wix.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter, Heather Clark and husband Timothy of Cedar Hill; grandchildren, Kayla Clark and David Clark; brothers, Bob Chezem and wife Elizabeth of Cedar Hill, Dennis Wix of Cedar Hill, and Wayne Wix of Adams; and sister, LeAnne Clinard and husband, Raymond of Clarksville.
Age 85 of White House, TN passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was born November 1, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas to Ernesto Uriegas and Elvira Huron. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alejandro Medina; son, Peter Alexander Medina and granddaughter, Tammy Garza. She is survived by her sons, Julius (Deborah) Medina, Lapeer, Michigan and Fernando Medina, Cocoa Beach, Florida; daughters, Leslie Ann Medina, White House, TN and Hilda (Dan) Tyler, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; 15 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
There are no services and visitation scheduled in Tennessee. Poetere Modetz Funeral Home in Rochester, Michigan will be in charge of the funeral arrangements. Funeral service is scheduled for 2pm Wednesday, November 22, 2017 a St. Andrews Catholic Church in Rochester, Michigan Interment will follow in Van Hoosen Jones Cemetery in Rochester, Michigan.
Allison Paige Hobbs, age 24, of Cedar Hill, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Springfield. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 25, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Gene Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 12noon until the hour of service at 2pm.
Ms. Hobbs was born September 9, 1993 in Springfield to Keith Hobbs of Adairville and Maria Lynn Porter Hobbs of Cedar Hill. She was a homemaker.
Ms. Hobbs is preceded in death by her sister, Meagan Hobbs, her grandfather, Charles Porter and her step-father, Jacob Goostree.
In addition to her parents Ms. Hobbs is survived by her son, Carter Pham of Springfield; grandparents, Beth Porter of Cedar Hill and Susan and Weston Davis of Adairville; brother, Jeffrey (Sable) Benson of Springfield; sisters, Ashley Benson of Cedar Hill and Tabbie Hobbs and Rylee Hobbs, both of Adairville. Ms. Hobbs is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Vernon Lynn Ross, age 88, of Cedar Hill, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at The Waters of Springfield. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Eric Drake and Brother Billy Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Lynn Ross, Brad Walker, Jonathan Drake, Wesley Ross, Austin Ross and Taylor Ross serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Tuesday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.
Mr. Ross was born to the late Russell and Olean Reid Ross on October 28, 1929 in Model, TN which is now the Land Between the Lakes. He worked as a truck driver and was a member of Heads Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. Ross is preceded in death by his brothers, Byron Ross and Harold Ross; sisters, Velma Davis and Louise Hodge; and his grandson, Landon Ross. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nell Corlew Ross; sons, William (Carol) Ross and David (Dell) Ross, both of Cedar Hill; daughters, Nelda (Mike) Drake and Jan (Brent) Walker, both of Cedar Hill; brother, Ron Ross of Lebanon, TN; sister, Lettie (Grover) Stroud of Orlinda; grandchildren, Lynn Ross, Angie Lyle, Brad Walker, Eric Drake, Amanda Putman, Jana White, Christa Walker, Jonathan Drake, Wesley Ross and Austin Ross; and 18 great-grandchildren with Baby Warren coming soon.
Age 69 of Hendersonville, TN passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1948 in Jacksonville, FL to Wilburn and Jennie Parker Jenkins. He worked as a music producer and songwriter, having many of his songs recorded by country singers David Houston, Lynn Anderson, Hank Williams, Jr, Jack Green and many others. He was a recording artist for MGM and for Capital records and produced many well known artists including Christy Lane. He was a Christian man who loved the Lord with all his heart. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with his children and their friends, and was instrumental in bringing many souls to Christ in his lifetime.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Wanda Pantone, infant brother, Errol Jenkins and brothers, Gene and Richard Jenkins. He is survived by his wife, Lyn Jenkins, Hendersonville, TN; son, Robert Allen (Brandy) Jenkins, Jr., Lebanon, TN; daughters, Christi Jenkins, Nashville, TN and Mandy (Phillip) Atkinson, Cottontown, TN; brother, Ronnie (Elaine) Jenkins and sister, Kathy (David) Levins, both of Sylvester, GA; 6 grandchildren, Kaylee (Drew) Ledford, Emma Atkinson, Parker Atkinson, Joshua Atkinson, Addison Jenkins and Peyton Jenkins; his first great-grandchild is due in March.
Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Terry McCormick officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10am-2pm at the funeral home. A go fund me account has been set up to help with medical and funeral costs.
Mabel Dowlen Tabb Savage, age 99, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 at NHC Healthcare. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Steve Freeman and Brother Bob Carroll officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Trey Tabb, Kevin Tabb, Brett Tabb, Zachary Tabb, Gavin Tabb and Wayne Dowlen serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 9am until the hour of service at 10am.
Mrs. Savage was born October 22, 1918 in Pleasant View to the late Bedford Forrest and Jennie Bell Perry Dowlen. She was a machine operator at Wilson Sporting Goods for 26 years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Savage is preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin A. Tabb, Sr. and her second husband, Joe W. Savage; brothers, Bill Dowlen, Johnny Dowlen and Otto Dowlen; and her sisters, Dixie Dowlen and Daltha Felts.
Mrs. Savage is survived by her son Marvin (June) Tabb, Jr.; grandchildren, Marvin “Trey” (Debbie) Tabb, III, Kevin (Sue) Tabb and Brett (Ashley) Tabb; and great-grandchildren, Zachary Tabb, MacKenzie Tabb, Brayden Tabb, Gavin Tabb and Ava Tabb.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Age 70 of Springfield passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at The Hearth at Hendersonville. She was born January 7, 1947 in Nashville, TN to Farris H. and Ruby Huber Bibb, Sr. She and her late husband Hubert “Red” Dunagan owned and operated Quality Place Carpets. She was a respected business owner and member of the White House community her entire life. She loved quilting, traveling to Gatlinburg but most of all she loved her family and the time she spent with them. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Farris H. and Ruby Huber Bibb, Sr; husband Hubert “Red” Dunagan; son, William H. Watts; brother, George William Bibb. She is survived by her sons, Randall Dunagan, White House, TN and James E. (Tammie) Watts, Jr., Lebanon, TN; daughter, Sherry (George) Medley, Springfield, TN; brothers, Farris H. (Connie) Bibb, Jr., White House, TN and Eddie King, Mt. Juliet, TN; sisters, Helen B. (John) Cromartie, White House, TN and Debra K. (Justin) Massie, Nashville, TN; 3 grandchildren, Jessica (Shaun) Mink, Jamie (Jacob) Hipes and James Edward Watts, III; 2 great-grandchildren, Riley I. Mink and Maizy R. Hipes.
Funeral service was held Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Bob Carroll officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with James Watts, Randall Dunagan, Jimmy Watts, David Medley, Shaun Mink and Jacob Hipes serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Thursday, November 16, 2017 2-8pm and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 478 Craighead Street #200 Nashville, TN 37204
Eddie Joe Johnson, age 53, of Greenbrier, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at his home. A Celebration of Life to honor Mr. Johnson will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2pm at the Third Baptist Church in Nashville.
Mr. Johnson was born June 16, 1964 in Nashville to the late Joe Johnson and Mrs. Joyce Hill Johnson Krantz of Joelton. He worked as a truck driver, was a school bus driver for Metro Schools and was of the Christian Faith.
In addition to his mother Mr. Johnson is survived by his step-father, Leroy Krantz of Joelton; sons, Rob Johnson of Pleasant View and Terry (Larae) Johnson of Greenbrier; daughter, Nicole Isham Johnson of Clarksville; brother, Wesley (Donna) Goad of Chapmansboro; sister, JoAnn (Richard) Daniel of Joelton; and grandchildren, Austin Johnson and Azalea Johnson. Mr. Johnson is also survived by many loving family members and friends.