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In Loving Memory: Obituaries From September 6, 2017 – Sept. 11, 2017
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In Loving Memory: Obituaries From September 6, 2017 – Sept. 11, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for James Mark Bond
James Mark Bond, age 49 of Cross Plains, died Sunday, September 11, 2017 at his home. His remains will be cremated and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Bond was born May 7, 1968 in Calcasieu Parish, LA to Gwen Johnson Roberts of Cross Plains and the late Hillary Bond. He was in the construction business.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, James Ozzy Bond of Bowling Green, KY; granddaughter, Brooklyn Bond of Bowling Green, KY; loving companion, Pamela Joliceur of Cross Plains; brothers, Mike Groves of Portland, Chuck Groves of Portland, Mike Bond of Franklin, KY, and Jackie Bond of Franklin, KY; and sister, Sheila Durham of Franklin, KY.
Peggy Ann Elmore Woolwine, age 79 of Springfield, died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Anderson Albritton, Sam Blankenship, Keith Chowning, Michael Hare, Jason Myers, Adam Chowning, Tyler Chowning, and Nic Dean serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday from 9 AM until the hour of service.
Mrs. Woolwine was born September 21, 1937 in Nashville to the late Otto. T. and Tessie Chandler Elmore. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was an accountant. She enjoyed collecting dolls, cookie jars, and antiques. She was also a dog breeder, especially shelties and miniature collies. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Michael David Chowning, and her brothers, Clayton, Bobby, and Billy Elmore.
She is survived by her husband, John Woolwine of Springfield; son, Randy Chowning and wife Lela of Greenbrier; daughters, Sheree Delk and husband James of Cleveland, Kaye Huff and husband Daniel of Springfield, and Michelle Myers and husband Jason of Pegram; daughter-in-law, Peggy Chowning of Pinson, AL; sister, Betty DeGeare of Springfield; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
Sallie Kennedy Newberry, 85, of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Thursday September 7, 2017 at Whitehaven Assisted Living in Adams. Funeral services were conducted Sunday September 10th at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Wallace officiating. Interment followed in Elmwood Cemetery with Jason Newberry, Joey Newberry, Thomas Deal, Jeff Hart, Michael Kennedy, James Kennedy, and David Kennedy serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Newberry was born May 18, 1932 in Montgomery County to the late Harry and Lady Mae Chestnut Kennedy. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Newberry loved sewing and cooking, especially making pies. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Horace Elbert Newberry, Sr, her daughter: Gertrude Newberry Deal, and by her siblings: Nancy Hart, Eugene, Clifford, Dorris, J.R., Harold, Buck, and Joe Kennedy.
Mrs. Kennedy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Horace E. and Vickie Newberry, Jr., of Cedar Hill, daughter and son-in-law: Ann and Larry Schneider of Springfield, son-in-law: Terry Deal of Cedar Hill, grandchildren: Jason (Julie) Newberry, Joe (Emily) Newberry, Thomas (Jodi) Deal, six great grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend their love and appreciation to all the staff and employee’s of Whitehaven Assisted Living for their care, concern, and love for Mrs. Newberry.
Obituary for Jimmie Simmons
Jimmie Lee Simmons, age 57, of the Martins Chapel Community, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12pm until the hour of service at 1pm.
Mrs. Simmons was born March 30, 1960 in Omaha, NE to the late James Madden and Helen Whittaker Spears. She worked as a Labor and Delivery Operating Room Tech at Centennial Women’s Hospital, was a veteran of the Army National Guard, was a member of the Stewart County K9 Search & Rescue, a member of the Stewart County Faithful Friends Animal Rescue, and she received Volunteer Service Honor Recognition from Centennial Hospital after Hurricane Ike.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Simmons is preceded in death by her brother, Jason Madden. She is survived by her husband, Joe Simmons; son, Jake Brent of Murfreesboro; daughter, Jennifer (Jason) McDonald of Lascassas, TN; mother-in-law, Dr. Rita Tinsley of Dover; sister, Michele Hall of Nashville; niece, Jillian (Brandon) Hayden of Nashville; and grandchildren, Cooper and Kennedy McDonald of Lascassas, TN.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Stewart County Faithful Friends & Animal Rescue. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Robert Polk Draper, Jr., age 84, of Greenbrier, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at his home. A Graveside Service was held Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2pm at the Matthews Cemetery in Cedar Hill with Michael Draper, Zane Raborn, Seth Raborn, Brent Bell, Jared Bell and Jeff Offutt serving as pallbearers. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Mr. Draper was born June 20, 1933 in Nashville to the late Robert and Elizabeth Williams Draper, Sr. He was a chemist and was of the Christian Faith.
In addition to his parents Mr. Draper is preceded in death by his first wife, Lynda Matthews Draper. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Morris Draper; son, Daryl (Debbie) Draper of Smyrna; step-son, Jeff (Allison) Offutt of Hendersonville; daughter, Kelly L. Draper of Mt. Juliet; step-daughter, Amy (Ivan) Bell of Greenbrier; sister, Betty Draper of Springfield; and grandchildren, Michael Draper, Lindsay Draper, Zane Raborn, Seth Raborn, Brent Bell, Jared Bell, Stephanie Offutt, Rae’Ven Offutt and Kristin Pulley.
Joyce Shores Brennan, age 87, of Leesburg, FL and formerly of Cheatham Co., passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Dr. James King officiating. Burial will follow at the Good Springs Cemetery with friends and family serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm and again on Saturday from 9:00am until the hour of service at 10:00am.
Mrs. Brennan was born August 15, 1930 in Cheatham County to the late John and Hazel Collins Shores. She was a Navy wife, a Free Will Baptist, a school teacher and worked with the Sheriff’s Department’s CARE Program in Englewood, FL. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brennan is preceded in death by her brothers, Horace and Garner Shores. She is survived by her husband, Tom Brennan of Florida; son, Michael (Monica) Brennan of Florida; daughters, Karen VanAmburg of New York, Nancy Piepenburg of Minnesota and Terri (Randell) Bracey of Florida; niece, Diane Swift of Chapmansboro; nephews, Johnny Shores of Chapmansboro and Ronnie Shores of Joelton; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and many cousins.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Bible Baptist Church in Leesburg, Fl. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Russell “Rusty” Scott Vandygriff, age 44, of Pleasant View, TN passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at his residence.
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Brother Clay King officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00pm until the hour of service at 6:00pm. Mr. Vandygriff was born July 14, 1973 in Jackson, TN to Bill and Nancy Greer Vandygriff. He was an Infrastructure Engineer and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Rusty is survived by his brothers, William Douglas (Dawn) Vandygriff of Pleasant View and Edward Lawson (Pam) Vandygriff of Smyrna; sons, David Jackson Scott and Benjamin Russell Vandygriff of Pleasant View; and daughter, Kaitlyn Lea Vandygriff of Pleasant View.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Russell Vandygriff Memorial Fund. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Susan Elaine Johnson, age 62 of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was born on September 5, 1955 to Edwin and Margaret Wade, who precede her in death. She was a loving wife, mother and sister. She was involved in many charities and Horse Rescue.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Anthony Johnson; her daughter, Samantha Johnson; a brother, John (Julie) Wade; and sisters Jana (David) Willard and Cathy (Garth) Herring.
Her family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 5:30pm until her Celebration of Life service at 7:30pm from the Chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville.
James “Ronnie” Pennington, age71 of Hendersonville, passed away at his home on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
Ronnie served in the United States Army during Viet Nam, and was a highly decorated Veteran. He was the owner of Pennington Plumbing Company and Pennington Quarter Horses, producers of World and AQHA Champions.
He is preceded in death by his father, Alva Pennington; mother, Mae Pennington; and stepmother, Virginia Pennington.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Debbie Pennington; brother, Ray (Charlotte) Pennington of Hendersonville; sisters, Elsie (Leon) Boyer of Morning View KY, Leathie (Roy) Miller of Turner KY, and Rosie Anne Kunkel of Walton KY; several step-sisters and a step-brother. He also is survived by a multitude of nieces and nephews, and several “adopted” nieces and nephews as he was known as “Uncle Ronnie” to many.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 12, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and again on Wednesday, September 13, from1:00pm until his Celebration of Life Service at 2:00pm with Pastor Gary Ferrell officiating.
Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Beech Cemetery with military honors. A reception at Beech Cumberland Prestyterian Church Fellowship Hall will immediately follow the interment service. Those wishing to may bring a covered dish.
Obituary for Linda Batts
Linda Warner Batts, age 64, Joelton, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 at her home. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:30am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Madison with Father Ben Butler and Deacon Ted Welch officiating. Burial will follow at the EverRest Cemetery with Josh Warner, Anthony Warner, Ricky Anderson, Randy Blessing, Tracy Johnson and Matthew Shearron serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Funeral Home and again on Thursday from 10:00am until the hour of service at 11:30am at the Church.
Mrs. Batts was born January 29, 1953 in Nashville to the late Alex and Elnora Black Warner. She worked for Warner Construction and was of the Catholic Faith. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Batts is preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Warner. She is survived by her husband, Billy Batts of Joelton; daughter, Amanda (John) Wylie of St. Johns, Fl.; brother, Paul (Jackie) Warner of Nashville; sisters, Kathy (Mike) Smith of Nashville, Alice Warner of Nashville and Beth (Corky) Shearron of Nashville; and 1 grandchild, Logan Wylie.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice or St. Lawrence Catholic Church. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Cynthia Ann Harris, age 42 of Goodlettsville, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. She was a loving mother, a devoted Christian and a woman of faith. Cindi is preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Janice Harris. She is survived by her son, Justin Harris; sister, Sheena Harris; and her HPC Family.
Her family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 13, from 5:00pm until 9:00pm and again on Thursday, September 14, from 11:00am until her Celebration of Life Service at 12:00pm with Pastor Roger Thaxton officiating.
All services will be held at Hendersonville Pentecostal Church, 151 Rockland Road, Hendersonville. Honorary Pallbearers are the Hendersonville Pentecostal Church Youth Group. Active Pallbearers will be Family and Friends. Interment will follow in Beech Cemetery.
Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, in Hendersonville TN.
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