In Loving Memory: Obituaries From October 10, 2017 – Oct. 16, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Helen Hinkle
Helen Louise Hinkle, 80, of Greenbrier, died Saturday October 14, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday October 17th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. James Shoulders and Bro. Frank Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in White House with Brandon Hinkle, Dustin Hinkle, David Halpin, TJ Hinkle, Kenneth Cooper, and Josh Brewington serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Hinkle and Hunter Hinkle. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hinkle was born May 1, 1937 in Sumner County to the late James Finnis and Vertie Brown Birdwell. She was a retired sales clerk with Springfield Wal-Mart and was a former member of the Robertson County Saddle Club. Mrs. Hinkle was a member of Greenfield Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: George Lacy Hinkle, her daughter: Rita Lynette Hinkle, and her siblings: Gerald Dean Birdwell, Fred B. Birdwell, and Shirley Jeanette Rawls.
Mrs. Hinkle is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law: Jerry L. Hinkle of Myrtle Beach, SC, Terry L. and Dawn Hinkle of Greenbrier, grandchildren: Brandon (Paula) Hinkle, T.J. (Cassie) Hinkle, Dustin Hinkle, Nikkie (David) Halpin, Chelsea (Kenneth) Cooper, great grandchildren: Josh Brewington, Alexis Brewington, Blake Hinkle, Hunter Halpin, Aroura Hinkle, Natalie Hinkle, Hanah Halpin, Italy Hinkle, Mckenna Cooper, and Bentley Cooper.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner Children’s Hospital.
Ramona S. Heatherly, 89, of Springfield, died Saturday October 14, 2017 at the home of her daughter in Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday October 18th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Tommy Crunk officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Steve Sanders, Kenny Batts, Alfred Boyter, Joe Fort, Jeff Hart, and Skip Johnson serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Heatherly was born August 30, 1928 in Tipton County, TN to the late Ray Wood and Mabel Lackey Shoaf. She was a retired Director of Environmental Services at North Crest Medical Center, and was a member of Woodland Street United Methodist Church. Mrs. Heatherly enjoyed yard work, animals, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Harold Heatherly. Mrs. Heatherly is survived by her son: Lewis Teasley of Springfield, and by her daughter and son-in-law: Sheila and Jim Rider of Murfreesboro, and by several nieces and nephews.
Joe Angel, 74, of Adairville, KY, died Wednesday October 11, 2017 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday October 14th at 11:00 a.m. at the Dean Funeral Chapel in Adairville, KY with Bro. Allen Woodard officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery with Levi Mathews, Landen Mathews, Greg Mathews, Bryan Dorris, Bryan Shoulders, and Sherman Shoulders serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was Lewis Hudson. The family received friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Angel was born June 9, 1943 in Logan County, KY to the late Hal Winston and Alice Josephine Tyler Angel. He was a retired truck driver from S&F Pickup and Delivery. Mr. Angel also farmed and sold cars. He was a member of Adairville Baptist Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during Vietnam. Mr. Angel enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with friends, and had a great love for horses. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Nancy Angel, and his brother: Jim Angel.
Mr. Angel is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Winston “Winse” and Angie Angel of Adairville, KY, sisters and brothers-in-law: Joyce and Gary Mathews of Clarksville, Alberta and Jimmy Waters of Brentwood, step-grandchildren: Bryan Dorris, Amanda (Daniel) Barr, step great-grandchildren: Hunter Dorris, Dylan Lee and Chloe Walker, four nieces, and two nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Adairville Fish & Game Club.
Mary Carolyn Williams Kirby, 74, of Richmond, TX, and formerly of Springfield, died Tuesday October 10, 2017 in Sugarland, Texas. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted Sunday October 29th at 3:00 in the sanctuary of Springfield First United Methodist Church with Reverend Jerry Wallace officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time in the sanctuary of the church.
Mrs. Kirby was born May 6, 1943 in Robertson County to the late J.B. and Margaret Tolleson Williams. She began her teaching career in Jacksonville, FL, where she met and married Jim Kirby. They moved to Springfield in 1970, and she began her teaching career at Springfield High School in 1975 as the Home Economics teacher. She was an active longtime member of the Robertson County Players, where she served as a board member, stage manager, director of children’s plays, and was an actress in both adult and children’s plays. She was a member of the Music Club, past president of the 20TH Century Club, past chairperson of the annual Christmas Sampler, and a past president of the Red Hat Ladies Society. While living in Springfield, she was an active member of Springfield First United Methodist Church, the church she was raised in. She served as a nursery teacher, was a circle member, served on various committees, and was a member of the Sanctuary Choir and the Hand Bell Choir. In 2005, she and her husband Jim moved to Texas, and she became a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Richmond. She served as director of Children’s Hand Bells, president of the Hope Circle, co-chairperson for the Children’s Ministry, was a member of a women’s weekly Bible study, and was a member of the adult choir. Mrs. Kirby was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Texas, where she served as a past president and was a former Sweetheart of the Year. Mrs. Kirby was known for the wonderful bread, candy, pies, cookies, and gingerbread houses that she made for the bake sales.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: James Lloyd Kirby. Mrs. Kirby is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: James Travis and Corrine Kirby, granddaughter: Olivia Grace Kirby all of Richmond, TX, brother and sister-in-law: Don E. and Tam Williams of Nashville, sister: Nancy Williams Lewis of Springfield, nephews: Brian Williams, John Meredith Lewis and wife Brenda all of Nashville, nieces: Beth Williams Newman and husband John of College Station, TN, Anna Williams Rapp and husband Mike of Atlanta, GA
Mrs. Kirby loved children, especially her students and always wanted to be instrumental in their lives. A post on her facebook page gives a great summation of her teaching career, “You taught us, encouraged us, lectured us, and most importantly believed in us!” Carolyn Kirby was one of those rare talented and thoughtful people that many, many people loved.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mrs. Kirby’s memory to the music ministry of Springfield First United Methodist Church 511 Oak Street Springfield, TN 37172
Paul Lavel White, age 73, of Chapmansboro, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at his home. A graveside service will be held Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10am in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Dennis Wallace officiating. Burial will follow with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 8:30-9:30am.
Mr. White was born January 7, 1944 in Havana, AR to the late L.O. and Helen Elmore White. He worked installing sprinkler systems and was a member of the Portland Road Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents Mr. White is preceded in death by his wife, Lois Ann Lassiter White. He is survived by his daughters, Anita and husband Randy Dawson of Chapmansboro, Paula Bledsoe of Smyrna and Beth White of SC; brothers, Edward and wife Betty White of Pleasanton, TX, Fred and wife Linda White of Havana, AR and Larry and wife Betty White of Danville, AR; sister, Treva and husband Charles Combs of Havana, AR; grandchildren, Zachary White, Morgan and husband James Fields, Austin Sulzer, Caroline Bledsoe, Amy Bledsoe and Jacob Dawson; and great-grandchild, Avery Fields.
James H. Gobelet, age 55, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, Bro. Bob Carroll, Officiating Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 5-8pm and again on Wednesday from 10am until the hour of service at 11am.
Mr. Gobelet was born September 25, 1962 in Jackson, TN to Mr. Joe Gobelet and the late Mrs. Gracie Ann Thomas Gobelet. He worked as an I.T. manager in the healthcare industry.
In addition to his mother Mr. Gobelet is preceded in death by his grandparents, Cecil and Veatrice Thomas. In addition to his father Mr Gobelet is survived by his wife, Paula Fox Gobelet; father-and mother-in-law, George and Linda Fox; brother-in-law, Ray and wife Lisa Fox; sister, Sheila Murphy; and nieces, Ashley Murphy Steele , Rayann Fox and Angel Baker.
Wayne Lowell Burger, age 85 of Hendersonville (formerly of Cottontown), passed away at home on October 14, 2017. He was born on May 25, 1932 in Kewanee, IL, to Hyla and Lloyd Burger, Sr.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Burger; a brother, Lloyd Burger, Sr.; and a sister, Vivian Willaby. He is survived by his son, Mike (Patty) Burger; daughters, Cheryl (Rick) Todd, and Cheri Stowe; grandchildren, Tim Todd, Jeremy Burger, Bret Todd, Tierra Kondus, and Kelly Stowe; 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
His family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 18, from 5:00pm until his Celebration of Life service at 7:00pm from the Chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville, with Robert Massie officiating. Interment Service will be at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Thursday at 11:00am. Pallbearers will be Tim Todd, Jeremy Burger, Bret Todd, Wesley Johnston, Cory Johnston, and Rusty Dearman.
Memorial donations may be made in his honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-9959.
Age 88 of Cottontown passed away, Friday, October 13, 2017 at White House Health Care & Rehab. She was born January 6, 1929 in Springfield, TN to Oather and Bessie Swann Dorris. She was an Industrial factory worker. She was a member of Halltown General Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William L. “Billy” Brinkley; son, Bobby Leroy Brinkley.
She is survived by her son, Terry Owen (Elaine) Brinkley, Cottontown, TN; daughter, Rose (Don) McCullough, Lewisburg, TN; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Mike Brady officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10am until 1pm at the funeral home.
Bobby Ray Dean, age 82, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Marvin Crouch officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Gary Martin, Robbie Martin, Brian James, Gary Dean, John Thompson and Jerry Thompson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Hutchinson and David Anderson.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 2-8pm and again on Sunday from 12Noon until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mr. Dean was born October 27, 1934 in Springfield to the late Vernon and Oramae Osborne Dean. He worked on heavy equipment for TVA and was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ. Mr. Dean was also a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.
In addition to his parents Mr. Dean is preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Rawls Dean, his brother, Robert Dean and his sister, Edna Thompson.
Mr. Dean is survived by his sons, Terry Dean of Springfield, Chris and wife Melissa Dean of Smithland, KY, Barry and wife Patty Dean of Springfield, and Ricky Hughes of Richmond, VA; sister, Catherine Hutchinson of Springfield; grandchildren, Dustin and wife Haley, Landon, Erica, Becca, Megan and husband Johnathan, Kenzie, Haley, Cameron, Amanda and husband Tommy, Tiffany, Ricky and Tracy; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Phillip Ray Land, age 72 of Greenbrier passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his residence. Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family received friends on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier and on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The funeral service was held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens.
Phillip was born in Fayetteville, TN on March 17, 1945 to the late Ross and Annie Mae Shelton Land.
He was a former member of the Woodbine Church of Christ and presently a member of Radnor Church of Christ. He was employed as a Security Officer with Nashville Security & Patrol. He was currently retired and enjoyed spending time with family and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Brenda Pope Land; son, Kevin (Melissa) Land; grandchildren, Kiara Land and Cheyne Land; brothers, Floyd (Jackie) Land and Lloyd (Judy) Land. Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Jerry Turner Wooten, age 59 of Springfield, TN passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his residence. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 16 from 10:00 am until the hour of service at 12:00 PM. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. Jerry was born in Springfield, TN on May 26, 1958 to the late Marvin and Nellie Bridges Wooten.
He was employed as an Electrician with Shoemaker Equipment.
He is survived by his wife, Sherrie Biggs Wooten; sons, Alex (Heather) Wooten, Anthony Wooten, Chris Harris; daughter, Chasity Brown; grandchildren, Emmeline Wooten, Easton Wooten; brothers, Charles Wooten, Larry Wooten; sisters, Lou Wooten and Debbie Wooten.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier to help with expenses of the funeral. Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com
Age 69 of Greenbrier went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Alive Hospice Madison Campus. She was born in Lynnville, TN September 22, 1948 to James Carter and Flournoy West Wells. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of Greenridge Church of Christ. She enjoyed playing games and working puzzles. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Kortz; brothers, Howard and Tommy Wells; brother-in-laws, Herman Kortz, Jerry Rowe and Bill McDougal. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard Sircy, Grenbrier, TN; daughters, Jennifer (Richard) Dale and Shanna (Clifton) Seigworth, both of Greenbrier, TN; grandson, Austin Dale; sisters, Ruth (Wayne) Hulsey, Nashville, TN, Sue Rowe, Thomasville, Ga, Bonnie McDougal, Hendersonville, TN and Jane (Terry) Comstock, Greenbrier, TN; sister-in-laws, Barbara Wells, Bon Aqua, Tn and Marty Wells, Cornersville, TN.
A celebration of life memorial service was held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Jack Martin officiating. Visitation was held Saturday, October 14, 2017 noon until 2pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson Street Nashville, TN 37203 or to Greenridge Church of Christ 2215 Hwy 41S Greenbrier, TN 37073.
Age 91 of White House passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at St. Thomas Midtown. She was born September 9, 1926 in Robertson County, TN to Burney Lee & Myrtle Gourley Callis. She was retired from Merrill Lynch. She was a longtime member of White House First United Methodist Church, where she served on numerous committees. She was a 50 year Order of Eastern Star Chapter #222 member and a charter member of the White House Kiwanis Club. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, GL Hulsey; brother, Donnie Callis; sister, Lucille Middlebrooks.
She is survived by nephew, Craig (Wynne) Callis, Hendersonville, TN; niece, Jennifer (Jeff) Bedwell, White House, TN; several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Friday, October 13, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with Craig Callis, Jeff Bedwell, Jeffrey Bedwell, Jordan Bedwell, Dan Middlebrooks and Owen Slaughter serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was Nathaniel Bone. Visitation was held Friday, October 13, 2017 10am until 2pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the GL Hulsey Scholarship Fund White House Masonic Lodge C/O Austin & Bell.
William Kemp Butler, II, age 74, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center. A private Memorial Service will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.
Mr. Butler was born June 2, 1943 in Baltimore, MD to the late William and Sophia Lou Williams Butler, Sr. He was a self-employed woodworker and member of Oakland Baptist Church.
Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, Nancy Axtell Butler; daughters, Kim and husband Jeff Ayres of Cedar Hill and Dana and husband Doug Crocker of Orlinda; son, Tim and wife Joni Shafer of Atlantic, PA; grandchildren, Joshua Dale and wife Allison Kerr, Carrter Penn Lynn, Tiffani Harley and husband T.J. Murphey, Brennan Avery Kemp Proffitt, Cody Shafer and Cory Shafer; and great-grandchild, Paisley Blair Murphey.
Lester Powell Lamberth, Jr., age 32 of Mt. Juliet (formerly of Hendersonville), passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 8, 2017.
He was a devoted father, a loving son, brother and uncle. Les was big-hearted – he was a loyal friend to all who knew him. He loved sports and the outdoors, and was an avid UT Fan.
He is preceded in death by his father, Lester Lamberth, Sr.; and his grandparents Paulette and Jimmy Young. He is survived by his daughters, Kiley Marie Lamberth and Saylor Elizabeth Lamberth; his mother, Connie Marie Young; his brothers, Landen Lamberth, Gary Lamberth, and Nazreth Czeskleba; and a sister, Kristen Lamberth and grandparents, Nell and Les Lamberth.
His family received friends on Thursday, October 12, from 4:00 until 8:00pm and again on Friday from 12:00pm until his Celebration of Life Service at 2:00pm from the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Pastor Gary Ferrell officiating. Pallbearers were Landon Lamberth, Gary Lamberth, Nazreth Czeskleba, Mike Malkewicz, Derek Pirtle, Clint McClurkan, Zack Lockhart and Timothy Brazwell. Interment followed in Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kiley and Saylor Lamberth Memorial Fund c/o First Tennessee Bank.