In Loving Memory: Obituaries From September 26, 2017 – Oct. 3, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Margaret Felts Elliott
Margaret Elizabeth Felts Elliott, age 92 of Adams, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Cedar Hill United Methodist Church with Bro. Eric Limbo and Pastor Joan Hubbard officiating. Burial will follow in Bellwood Cemetery with Taylor Dean, Jeff Cherry, Rusty Fuqua, Robert Roylance, Ralph Dean, and Johnny Head serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 until 7 at Robertson County Funeral Home and Wednesday from 1 PM until the hour of service at the church.
Mrs. Elliott was born February 2, 1925 in Robertson County to the late Gilford Clyde and Lettie Mae West Felts. She was a member of Cedar Hill United Methodist Church and was a retired bookkeeper for Hail and Cotton. She was also a member of the Cedar Hill FCE Club and enjoyed reading and needlework. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gus Henry Elliott, Jr. and her sister, Ruth Foster.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Elliott and Robert Roylance of Clarksville, Mary and Jeff Cherry of Springfield, and Linda and Ralph Dean of Adams; grandchildren, Rusty (Chelsea) Fuqua, Taylor (Jessica) Dean, and Rachel Dean; and great grandchildren, Gracey and Gabi Fuqua and Kimber Dean.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Cedar Hill United Methodist Church. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Harold Cowan, age 93 of Adairville, KY, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Dean Funeral Chapel in Adairville with Bro. Mike Humble officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Cowan was born December 24, 1923 in Logan County to the late Donald and Cora Allen Cowan. He was a member of Living Word Church and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He and his late wife were the owners of the Western Auto store that was in Adairville. He was an avid UK basketball fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Magdelene “Mag” Sircy Cowan; son, Ronald Wayne Cowan; brother, Brother William “Bill” Cowan; and sister, Margaret Bomar.
He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Porter of Nashville, TN; grandson, Bart Coker of Dallas, TX; brothers, Glenn Cowan of Goodlettsville, TN and Charles Cowan of Old Hickory, TN; and sister, Sue Holland of Springfield, TN. The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Agape Service Foundation.
John Douglas Davis, Sr., age 79 of Hendersonville, passed away on September 28, 2017. He was born on September 2, 1938, to Albert and Carrie Davis. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His passion and hobby was his grandkids. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Troy Allen Davis. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Norma Jean Davis; son, Butch Davis; daughters, Janice Goddard Harrington and Tonya (Tommy) Garrett; brother, Jimmy (Myrna) Davis; sisters, Emma Dean Grimes and Doris Hicks; grandchildren, Renee Garrett, Jesse Garrett, Doug Davis and Jimmy Davis.
His Family received friends on Sunday, October 1, from 12:00pm until 3:00pm; and again on Monday, October 2, from 11:00am until his Celebration of Life Service at 12:00pm from the Chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville. Interment will follow at Nashville National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie David, Ed Zehnder, Jimmy Davis, Doug Davis, Jesse Garrett and Jimmy Hughes.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Stacy Lynn Johnson Swarner, age 49, of Pleasant View, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at her home. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11:00am at Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Pleasant View, with Don Moore officiating. Burial will follow at the EverRest Cemetery with Joe Fort, Terry Puckett, Wayne Moore, Gregory Davis, Drew Smith, Fisher Bailey, Don Hunt, Ryan Ellis and Trace Ellis serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Funeral Home and again on Friday from 9:00am until the hour of service at 11:00am. Mrs. Swarner was born July 17, 1968 in Springfield to the late Kenny Johnson and Betty Ruth Fort Tomlin. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her father, Mrs. Swarner is preceded in death by her grandparents, Roy Fort and Ruby Fort Chester; uncle, Jerry Roy Fort; grandmother, Agnes Vanzant; and step father, Bobby Tomlin. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Austin Swarner of Pleasant View; sisters, Leslie Croslin of Pleasant View and Jessica (Christopher) Wallace of Clarksville; nieces, Amber (Fisher) Bailey and Savannah Croslin of Pleasant View and Emma Smith and Ava Wallace of Clarksville; great-nephew, Wyatt Christopher Bailey of Clarksville; and special dogs, Rosie & Pandora.
Eva Rose Dorris, age 98, of Goodlettsville, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 6, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in White House with Johnny Drake, Jr., Tony Brooks, Andy Brooks, Chris Evangelist, Tony Miller and Mark Keefer serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6-8pm and again on Friday from 1pm until the hour of service at 2pm.
Ms. Dorris was born July 2, 1919 in Orlinda to the late James and Susan Bush Dorris. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII where she served as a registered nurse in Italy. After her service in the military she continued her nursing career in public health. Ms. Dorris was also a life-time member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Ms. Dorris is preceded in death by her sister, Thelma Pitt and her brother, Raymond Dorris. Ms. Dorris is survived by her nephews, Bobby Dorris of Greenbrier, Billy Pitt of Hendersonville, Johnny Drake, Sr. of Greenbrier and Eugene Brooks of Westmoreland; cousin, Jean King of Adairville, KY; many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews and several great-great-great-nieces and nephews. Ms. Dorris is also survived by her friends at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Goodlettsville.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Thelma Jean Biggs Tate, age 84, beloved wife, mother, and sister, passed away at Alive Hospice when her kidneys failed after she fought dementia for three years. She was born in 1933 in West Tennessee to Samuel and Beulah Biggs. She was the baby of her family and had the love and support of three sisters and two brothers. As a young woman, she followed her oldest sister to Nashville where Thelma went to school and started her career. Her daughters owe their lives to a mutual friend who set Thelma up on a blind date with a handsome, big-eared young man from White House.
Together, they built a life in White House and Robertson County where they were long time members of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Thelma lived her life with love, generosity and kindness. She never met a stranger and never let go of a friendship. Countless people have homes for their own families because of her efforts as their real estate agent and their friend. Even more people owe their peace of mind to her because of her thoughtfulness in their times of trouble. She lived her love for others out loud every day.
Her parents and her brothers and sisters met her on the other side, Monday. She leaves behind, for a little while, her husband of 58 years, Joe J. Tate, her daughters, Julia (Lisa) Tate-Keith, Jill Tate (Ron) Martin, and her grandchildren, Bailey Tate Martin, Clarissa Lee Martin, Luke Tate-Keith and Liam Tate-Keith.
Her family will receive friends on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 4 until 8PM and Saturday, October 7, 2017 12 until 2PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home In White House. Her family and friends will celebrate her life on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Bob Carroll officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in White House with Bailey Tate Martin, Tommy Byrum, Herb Lord, Tim Murphy, Raymond Sanders and Tony Tate serving as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to promote research and cure of Alzheimer’s and Dementia to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, email@example.com
Jackson Allen Webb, age 16, of Pleasant View, died Saturday, September 30, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o’clock am, Thursday, October 5th, at the Pleasant View United Methodist Church with Bro. Robert Hand officiating. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Boy Scout Troop #76 serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Wednesday, October 4th from 4:00-8:00PM and again at the Pleasant View United Methodist Church on Thursday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.
Jackson was born March 19, 2001 in Nashville, TN, the son of David & Cassie Riley Webb, of Pleasant View. He attended Sycamore High School where he very much enjoyed being a member of the band. He was a Boy Scout with Troop #76 in Pleasant View, and was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Micah Webb also of Pleasant View; grandparents, Perry & Linda Riley of Frog Jump, TN, grandmother, Roxie Webb of Flint, MI; and his loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Sycamore High School Band Program.
Leona Emmerling Ramsay, age 92 of Hendersonville, passed away on September 27, 2017. She was born to Harold and Dorothea Emmerling on May 3, 1925 in Lackawanna, NY. Leona was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid Notre Dame football fan and golf watcher.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John Ramsay. She is survived by her son, James (Wendy) Ramsay; her daughter, Mary Patricia (John) Van Brink; brother, Harold (Maggie) Emmerling; sisters, Rose Marsolais and Dori McGovern; grandchildren, Jamie (Brian) Stewart and Lisa Crowell; and great-granddaughter Abbi Stewart.
Her family received friends on Sunday, October 1, from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville. Her Celebration of Life service will be on Monday, October 2, at 11:00am at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville with Father Eric Fowlkes as Celebrant. Family and Friends will service as pallbearers. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
Anita Louise Rodriguez, age 71, of Ashland City, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at her home. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7pm at the Clarksville Highway Church of Christ with Brother Greg Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 5pm until the hour of service at 7pm.
Mrs. Rodriguez was born January 15, 1946 in Indiana to the late Charles Vandesteeg and the late Gladys Bennett Vandesteeg Dunn. She was a teacher and member of the Clarksville Highway Church of Christ.
Mrs. Rodriguez is survived by her husband, Juan Antonio Rodriguez; son, Derric Jenkins of Pleasant View; brothers, C.W. Dunn of Indiana, Jimmy Vandesteeg of Nashville and Johnny Vandesteeg of Arkansas; sisters, Barbara Dunn and Cheryl Dunn, both of Indiana; and three grandchildren.
Martha Jane Warden, age 75, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at her home. Funeral services were held Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Vance Tague officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Mark Hand, Jr., Michael Hand, Kyle Wix, Steve Clinard, Steve Hardaway and David Lamb serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Randolph, Jeff Randolph, Buddy Randolph and Timmy Scruggs.
Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 2-8pm and again on Friday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.
Ms. Warden was born April 26, 1942 in Robertson County to the late William Bob and Delpha Mae Jewell Blick. She worked as a nurse at Vanderbilt Medical Center and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents Ms. Warden is preceded in death by her brother, W.G. Randolph and her sister, Patricia Scruggs West. She is survived by her son, Jason (Kelly) Warden of Springfield; daughter, Julie (Mark) Hand of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Mark (Christina) Hand, Jr., Michael Hand, Addison Warden, Kayla Randolph and John Randolph; and great-grandchildren, Dalton Hand and Anna Hand.
Tonya Lynette Morris, age 46, of Pleasant View, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Centennial Medical Center in Ashland City. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Brother Gene Parton and Randy Hester officiating. Burial will follow in the Bear Wallow Community Cemetery with Cody Pope, Michael Pope, Rico Calvetti, Tony Adcock, Jeremy Palmore and Ben Hester serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2-8pm and again on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at Noon. Mrs. Morris was born December 20, 1970 in Springfield, TN to Mr. Henry Thomas Palmore and the late Linda Gail Orange Palmore. She was a homemaker and member of Oaklawn Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to her father, “Tommy” (Nancy) Palmore, Mrs. Morris is survived by her husband, Timothy “Bubba” Morris; step-sons, James “J.C.” and wife, Holly Morris of MS and Dakota Bugg of Springfield; daughters, Heather and husband, Tony Adcock of Pleasant View and Haley Morris of Springfield; step-daughter, Danielle and husband Rico, Calvetti of Mt. Juliet; brother, Tommy Dale and wife, Christie Palmore of Chapmansboro; grandchildren, Cameron and Ryder; and step-grandchildren, Kerrie Ann, Cody, Michael, Jadum, Brayden, Samantha and Serenity.