In Loving Memory: Obituaries May 15, 2016
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Brenda Green Carter
Brenda Ruth Green Carter, age 55 of Springfield, TN died Friday May 13, 2016 at her home. Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Monday May 16, 2016 in the Bethlehem Cemetery with Bro. Buddy Rawls officiating. Linda Green Johnson, James Green, Lorne Green, Bo Green, Logan Green, Matthew Green and Stevie Ruey will serve as pallbearers. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Brenda was born June 11, 1960 in Robertson Co. TN to the late Fred Green Sr and Mary Ruth Osborne Green. A brother, George Lee Green also preceded her in death. She was a server in the restaurant industry.
Surviving her are her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Katherine and Danny Mitchell of Greenbrier, Jessica Faye and Jeremy Newhouse of White House; brothers, Fred “Bo” (Dwanna) Green Jr. of Adams, James Randall Green of Springfield, Lorne (Rose Ann) Green of Springfield; sister, Linda Green Johnson of Springfield; grandchildren, Danica Nicole Mitchell, Camaron Shawn Stuart, Leia Alivia Newhouse and the father of her children, Anthony Wayne Key of Greenbrier.
The family request that in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Brenda’s memory to the Brenda Carter funeral fund. All donations may be sent in care of the Robertson Co Funeral Home. Robertson County Funeral Home Is In Charge Of Arrangements.
Obituary for Faye Cato Wooden
Audrey Faye Cato Wooden, age 63 of Greenbrier, TN died Tuesday May 10, 2016 at North Crest Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted at 1 pm on Friday May 13, 2016 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Entombment followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Brian Davis, Christopher Cato Ellis, Tommy Anderson, Adan Real, Brannon Smith and Torey Ellis serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 until 8 pm and again on Friday from 11 am until the hour of service at 1 pm.
Faye was born March 13, 1953 in North Carolina and raised in Nashville, TN by Joe Savley and the late Francis Lucille Hill Savley. She worked in food preparation and sales and was a very hard worker. She loved her dogs, gardening, and fishing. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Billie Jo Cato, step-son, Adam Ross Wooden and sister, Darlene Simonds.
Surviving her are her husband, Ronnie Wooden of Greenbrier; son, Charles Cato of Whites Creek; step-daughter, Amy Wooden Smith of Springfield; father, Joe Savley of Springfield; brother, Monte Simonds of Florida; sister, Marie Simonds of NC; grandchildren, Deonna Gibbs, Christopher Cato Ellis, Caige Cato, Ross Smith and Tripp Smith and great grandchild, Kason Hart. Robertson County Funeral Home Is In Charge Of Arrangements.
Obituary for Jerri Harvey (Moss) Chappell
Age 77 of White House passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at Hendersonville Medical Center. Mrs. Chappell was born March 24, 1939 in Floyd County, Kentucky to Robert and Lula Bragg Harvey.
She worked in a clerical position for the Department of Revenue and also as a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lawrence Harvey.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Ralph Chappell, White House, TN; son, John (Doreen) Moss, Chapmansboro, TN; daughters, Sheila Pearson, White House, TN and Patricia Harvey, Smithville, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family is scheduled for Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 3-6pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. No service is scheduled. Remains Rest At Austin & Bell White House, TN
Obituary for Addie Ruth Hayes
Addie Ruth Hayes, age 92, of Springville, TN, and formerly of Springfield, died Friday, May 13, 2016 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock pm Monday, May 16th at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brian Thomas and Bro. Bobby Swift officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, May 15th from 4-8:00PM and again on Monday from 12 noon until the hour of service.
Mrs. Hayes was born in Logan County, KY on August 15, 1923 to the late George and Addie Mae Wooden Anderson. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Victor Hayes; brothers, Willie Anderson, Cecil Anderson, George Anderson, Jr.; sisters, Essie Lee Clinard, Katherine Evitts, Georgia Anderson.
Survivors include her sons, Wayne (Faye) Hayes of Springville, TN, Frank (Glenda) Hayes of Mammoth Cave, KY; daughters, Nina Kie of Millersville, Sue (Earl Ray) Sanford of Springville, TN; brother, David (Nancy) Anderson of Scottsville, KY; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Anderson Shelton of Dunmor, KY; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.
If so desired, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be sent in care of Austin & Bell in Springfield.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.
Obituary for Patsy L. Ramsey
Patsy LaVergne Norman Ramsey, age 64 of Greenbrier, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at her residence. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family received friends 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, May 13, 2016 and 9:00 am to 10:30 am on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service was held at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier Chapel with Rev. Jon Briggs officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens.
Patsy was born in Robertson County on May 22, 1951 to the late Leonard and Lena Hutchinson Norman. She was also preceded in death by brother, Don Norman; sisters, Barbara Heatherly and Carolyn Perry. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Clifton Larry Ramsey, Sr.; son, Clifton Larry Ramsey, Jr.; daughter, Cynthia Dawn Rigsby; sister, Margie Perry; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Caris Healthcare, 2308 Memorial Blvd., Springfield, TN 37172. Austin & Bell Funeral Home 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073.
Obituary for Marvin Frank Pinson, Jr.
Marvin Frank Pinson, Jr., age 83 of Hendersonville, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, former Vice-President of Bank of Hendersonville, retired from the State of Tennessee after 27 years of service, a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee and an avid Vols Fan.
He is preceded in death by Jane, his loving wife of 52 years. He is survived by sons Frank (Dede) Pinson and Tommy (Sarah) Pinson, and daughter Carolyn (Terry) Brown; grandchildren Ashley (Matt) King and Brooks Pinson; great-grandchildren Allie, Addison, Fenner and Wells.
The family received friends on Friday, May 13, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and from 6:00pm until 8:00pm; and on Saturday, May 14, from 1:00pm until his Celebration of Life service at 3:00pm from the Chapel at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville. Interment followed in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Kenny Jones, Steve Cawthon, Brooks Pinson, Terry Brown, Mike Patrick and Jim Patrick.
Donations may be made to the American Red Cross. Services entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075. 615-822-4442.
Obituary for Thomas Jacob Goostree
Thomas Jacob Goostree, age 43 of Fairhope, AL and formerly of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Frank Evans officiating. Burial followed in the Oakland Cemetery with Jeffrey Goostree, Brent Crain, Lee Crabtree, Granville Gill, Jeffrey Benson, Douglas Jason Goostree, Matthew Covington and Paul Gladstone serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 10am until the hour of service.
Mr. Goostree was born August 6, 1972 in Springfield to Melvin and Carolyn Tanner Goostree. He was self-employed and was a member of the Oakland Baptist Church.
Mr. Goostree is preceded in death by his grandparents, Douglas and Alma Goostree and Mervin Tanner and Belle Tanner.
In addition to his parents Mr. Goostree is survived by his wife, Lynn Porter Hobbs; son, Robert Jacob Goostree of Springfield; step-children, Jeffrey (Sable) Benson of Springfield, Ashley Benson of Cedar Hill and Paige Hobbs of Springfield; brother, Douglas Jason (Andria) Goostree of Gallatin; step-grandchildren, Taylin Portwine, Kaydence Benson and Carter Pham; and numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.
Obituary for Denise Poole
Denise Irene Poole, age 60, of Springfield, died Monday, May 9th, 2016 at her home. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 o’clock am Saturday, May 21st, 2016 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating.
The family will receive friends on Friday, from 4:00-8:00PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield and again on Saturday from 9AM till the hour of service.
Denise was born September 28, 1955 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to the late Gilbert and Irene Cherry. She was a homemaker and a Christian. To know Denise was to love her, she was a mother to many. You never left her house hungry and if you did, it was your own fault. She loved animals and could name every bird in her yard. She was a rescue caregiver of horses, cats and dogs, it didn’t matter if they needed a home, she’d take them in. She loved nature and enjoyed what God supplied. Her life was all about her husband, taking care of their farm, and loving all the babies, and the babies’ babies. Her absence will be a void that can never be filled.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Michel Poole, Jr.; brother, Bill Cherry; nephew, Craig Cherry; fathers-in-law, Raymond Poole and Wallace Long.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Mike Poole; brother, Roy (Lydia) Cherry of Portland, ME; God-sons, Bobby (Karah) Rutland of Ashland City, Brian Pismeny of Norfolk, VA; God-daughter, Vanessa Leftrick of Nashville; mothers-in-law, Betty Long of Old Fort, TN, Patty Poole of Pleasant View; brothers-in-law, Alan (Bryan) Poole of Salt Lake City, UT, Scott Poole of Old Fort, TN; sister-in-law, Cindy Poole Ogle of Cleveland, TN; God-granddaughter; Evah Grace Rutland of Ashland City; nephews, John (Peyton) Leamon of Cleveland, TN, Joseph (Casey) Poole of Cleveland, TN, Luke Poole of Ellijay, GA, Dennis (Amy) Cherry of Washington D.C.; nieces, Jennifer (Andrew) Leamon of Cleveland, TN, Amanda (Danny) Keaton of TX; special friends, Nicki, Marcia, Patricia, and Linda; and a host of loving great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home In Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.
Obituary for Sarah “Angel” Scarbrough
Sarah “Angel” Scarbrough, age 22 of Springfield passed away May 8, 2016. MORE Angel was born on March 23, 1994 in Jacksonville, Florida to Jerry and Mary Scarbrough. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 2013.
Angel will be remembered for her love of her family and friends, animals and kids; she loved to laugh and have fun. Like her father she enjoyed playing pranks on people; she was very tender hearted and very rarely seen without a smile. Angel was a member of Cross Point Church in Nashville and was also very involved with Narcotics Anonymous.
She is survived by her parents, Jerry and Mary Scarbrough; siblings, David Russell Scarbrough, John Scarbrough, Drew Scarbrough, Christy Scarbrough and Lacy Bennett; several nieces and nephews, 1 great-nephew; and many loving aunts and uncles.
A Life Celebration Service honoring Angel was held on Friday, May 13th. Interment followed at Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jonathan Scarbrough, Drew Scarbrough, Lacy Bennett, Andy Melendez, William David Scarbrough, Joshua Harris, Dwain Jenkins and Justin Harris serving as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Chris Moseley, Jason Harris, Dustin Jenkins, William Templeton, David Russell Scarbrough and Lenny Rivera. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cross Point Church in Nashville.
Obituary for Mayre Bell Freeman
For those who knew Mayre Bell Freeman, it was clear that her priorities were her family and her church. She was born on February 6, 1922, in Springfield, Tennessee. She lived a long life, dying on May 7, 2016, at the age of 94 at Wayne General Hospital after a brief illness. After completing business school, she worked for the Department of Treasury during World War II, where she met Harry B. Freeman while he was in military service. She and Mr. Freeman were married for more than sixty years. They started housekeeping in Waynesboro, where she has been an active resident for the last sixty-six years. She was a founding member of the Waynesboro Church of Christ, along with the late Joe Heathcock, in 1950. There, as the young church grew, she served as bookkeeper and Sunday school teacher.
As a founding member of the Chickasawhay chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she was extremely patriotic. Her country, her state, and her town of Waynesboro were focal to her. She was one of a group of women who helped cultivate a library for the city of Waynesboro.
Her artistic side was expressed in her business, Freeman Florist. She was successful in her pursuit of work, and ended it to have more time with her children. Freeman Insurance is now in the home of the florist. She was supportive of her husband’s business, Freeman Funeral Homes of Waynesboro and Leakesville, and Freeman Funeral Services of Citronelle, Alabama, and served as his sounding board in their nightly discussions.
She and Mr. Freeman were avid golfers, traveling often to play in tournaments. An enthusiastic bridge player, she enjoyed her weekly challenge with others who loved the game. She also enjoyed nature, especially hummingbirds and camellias, both fixtures in her yard.
In her last years, she was cared for and nurtured by a team of caregivers, headed by Juanita Rankin.
Her parents were Harrell and Mary Bell of Springfield, Tennessee. Adoringly referred to by her family as “Meha,” she is survived by her children, Harrell Freeman (Carlton) of Metairie, Louisiana; and Emily Freeman of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Liza Freeman Wright (Chris) of Little Rock, Arkansas; and Will Freeman (Laura) of Montgomery, Alabama; and three great-grandchildren, Fenley, Henry, and George Wright of Little Rock, Arkansas. She is also survived by a cousin Kathy Kemesis, of McMinnville, Tennessee; her sister-in law Willard Freeman Holcomb, and a cousin, Ree O’Connell, both of Waynesboro.
The funeral service is pending.
This obituary is courtesy of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.
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