In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week: April 10 – April 17, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Ronnie Douglas
Ronnie Lee Douglas, 79, of Springfield, died Saturday April 15, 2017 at Alive Hospice Skyline Madison Campus.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday April 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Carroll, Dr. Bob Cook, and Dr. Steve Freeman officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jim Butterworth, Keith Lampley, Clifton Gupton, Rudy Reddick, Kevin Douglas, Todd Pendleton, Brent Gower, and Brad Gower serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Hardee’s Coffee Club and the Tobacco Belt Antique Car Club. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Grace Baptist Church. Masonic services will be Monday at 8:00 p.m. at Robertson County Funeral Home.
Mr. Douglas was born June 1, 1937 in Robertson County to the late Robert Lee and Fannie Browning Douglas. He served thirty-two years in the Army National Guard, and was a retired equipment operator with the Ford Plant. Mr. Douglas was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Western Star Lodge and the Scottish Rite. He was a past president for the Tobacco Belt Antique Car Club. Mr. Douglas loved to collect and restore antique cars. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Charles Owen Douglas.
Mr. Douglas is survived by her wife: Peggy Brooks Douglas of Springfield, sons and daughters-in-law: Jeffery and Linda Douglas of Irmo, SC, Troy and Tina Douglas of Augusta, GA, grandchildren: Lauren (Matthew) Fogle, Hannah Douglas, Megan Miles, and Aaron Douglas, four great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church
Obituary for Ruth Offutt
Mary Ruth Johnson Offutt, 84, of Springfield, died Thursday April 13, 2017 at her home. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday April 19th at 12 noon in the Cross Plains Cemetery with Ivan Bell officiating. Pallbearers will be Blair Offutt, Brendan Offutt, Chris Offutt, John Blackaby, David Blackaby, and Jared Bell. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Mrs. Offutt was born October 17, 1932 in Robertson County to the late John and Hettie Blanche Sawyers Johnson. She worked several years for Dr. John Turner and Dr. Sabi Kumar, and then retired from Lifeway as an Administrative Secretary. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Offutt was a former Sunday School teacher, she enjoyed reading and spending time with her family, and was a true prayer warrior. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Bessie Johnson, Anna Owens, J.D. Johnson, Joe B. Johnson, and Rachel Munday.
Mrs. Offutt is survived by her husband: Buddy Offutt of Springfield, son and daughter-in-law: Jon and Carla Offutt of Clarksville, daughter and son-in-law: Jo Susan Offutt-Blackaby and Dr. Robert Blackaby of Calgary Alberta, Canada, sisters: Peggy Black of Goodlettsville, Bobbie Shankle of Hendersonville, grandchildren: Blair Offutt, Brendan Offutt, Rachel Blackaby, Chris Offutt, John Blackaby, David Blackaby, Shelby Pawlowski, and James Nolan Pawlowski.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church
Gloria Evelyn Spicer, age 76 of Springfield, TN died Tuesday April 11, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Spicer was born September 22, 1940 in Davidson Co. TN to the late Otis Haskel Davenport and Mattie Bagsby Davenport. A brother, Otis Haskel Davenport II and a grandchild, Kevin Anderson also preceded her in death. Mrs. Spicer loved reading, gardening and cutting her lawn, her dog Spot was a constant companion whom she loved dearly.
Surviving her are her son, Harold “Bubba” Spicer of Springfield; daughters and son-in-law, Gloria and Charles Lassiter of Portland, TN and Tracey Rimington of Springfield; brother and sister-in-law, Billy Eugene and Clara Davenport of Springfield; sister-in-law, Nelda Davenport of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren, LaKesha West and Logan Lassiter and great grandchildren, Kaden Anderson, MaKenzie West and Kailey West.
Mrs. Spicer’s remains were cremated per her request and a private family burial of her remains was held in Greenbrier Cemetery.
Linda Jean Thompson, age 69, of Greenbrier died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 17, 2017 at 2:00pm at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Harold Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery with Corey Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Paul Thompson, Colton Morris, Mitchell Pope, Allen Thompson and Devin Thompson serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 17, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mrs. Thompson was born September 28, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Vernon and Doris Jean Simpson Allen. She retired from MNPS and was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Tommy Joe Thompson and daughter, Kristee Jean Morris. Mrs. Thompson is survived by sons, Paul Thomas (Karen) Thompson of Waverly, Allen Wayne Thompson of Greenbrier and Corey Joe (Kristen) Thompson of Hendersonville; son-in-law, Keith Morris; brother, Vernon T. (Francis) Allen. Jr. of Brentwood; sisters, Lorrie (Gary) Pope of Nashville, Paula Thompson of Cedar Hill and JoAnn (Harold) Miller of Clarksville; grandchildren, Matthew Thompson, McKenzie Thompson, Clint Morris, Cesaley Crays, Breanna Thompson, Colton Morris, Hannah Preston, Devin Thompson, Savannah Thompson and Mitchell Pope; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Mattie Lou Munroe, age 92 of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. She was born in Winnsboro, Texas, on February 11, 1925 to William and Mattie Lou Wilson Darby. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Ralph Munroe.
She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved music and dancing, and her church activities. She was a longtime member of the Alter Guild. She is survived by her son, Michael (Mary) Munroe; and her grandchildren, Michael, Amy and Molly Munroe.
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 21, from 10:00am – 11:00am at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church of Hendersonville. There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service immediately following at 11:00 with The Reverend Jody Howard officiating. Her Inurnment alongside her beloved husband, Ralph, will follow in the Columbarium at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Daughters of the King.
In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 103 Country Club Drive, Hendersonville TN 37075.
LaRhonda Lynn Whaley, age 44, of Hermitage, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Gene Brown officiating. Burial followed at Dunn Cemetery in Cedar Hill with friends and family serving as pallbearers. The Family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.
Ms. Whaley was born August 23, 1972 in Nashville, TN to Leon Whaley and Rhonda Dunn.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Vonnie Kay Whaley.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Whaley is survived by her step-mother, Angela Whaley; brother, Richard Lee (Alva) Whaley of Panama City, FL.; sisters, Kimberly England of Dickson, TN. and Crystal Whaley; and several loving nieces and nephews.
Carl Gossett Johnson, age 90, of Springfield, passed away April 13, 2017 at his home in Estero, Florida. A graveside Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11am in the Hopewell Cemetery with Reverend Maurice Painter and Reverend Donnie Clemons officiating. A Masonic Service will also be held at the graveside.
Mr. Johnson was born April 9, 1927 in Springfield to the late Tommy Benton and Carrie Cook Johnson. He worked at Ford Motor Company as an electrician, was a member of the Western Star Lodge #9 in Springfield and was a member of the Brentwood Baptist Church.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of 30 years, Audrey Cole Johnson; daughter, Carlette Stokes of Springfield; step-daughter, Deborah Cole of Nolensville; sisters, Joyce Allen Evans of Clarksville, Mary Lounette Allen of Nashville and Virginia (Frank) Ritter of Adairville; grandson, Phil Hart of Springfield; and step-grandchildren, Rosa (Johnny) Ellett, Rachel Innes, Natalie van der Touw and Mickey van der Touw.
Age 84 of White House passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at White House Health Care & Rehab.
He was born October 17, 1932 in Corinth, MS to Ira Arnold & Sallie Louise Goforth Dugan, Sr. He worked as a grocery merchandiser for Kroger for 33 years and subsequently The Fleming Corporation for 10 years before his retirement. He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the US Army. He was a member of the Church of the First Born. He directed the Camp LePrat Campground committee for 10 years following his retirement, holding fundraisers, dinners and activities.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ira Arnold Dugan, Jr. and Carl Eugene Dugan; grandsons, Dustin Carl Dugan and Joshua Lee Hall. He is survived by wife of 65 years Wanda Mae Hardin Dugan; sons, Rick (Connie) Dugan and Royce (Joyce) Dugan; 8 grandchildren, Trace Collin (Julia) Dugan, James Collin (Emily) Dugan, Kellye Dugan (Jon) Mayhew, Michael Brandon Parham, Ashlie E. (Daniel) Sloan, Seth P. Dugan, Jessica P. (Taler) Myrick and Thomas Austin Dougherty; 10 great-grandchildren, Evan Carl Dugan, Audrie Mae Dugan, Elizabeth Grace Hall, Emma Caroline Hall, Anna Kate Mayhew, Alice Jane Mayhew, Neelie Sloan, Madeline Sloan, Landon R. Myrick and McKenzie Myrick.
Funeral service was held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family serving as pallbearers and with military honors. Visitation was held Friday, April 14, 2017 4-8pm and Saturday, April 15, 2017 11am-2pm at the funeral home.
Larry Wayne White, age 77, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center. A Graveside service was held Friday, April 14, 2017 at 9am in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Matt Warren officiating. Burial followed with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 4-8pm. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Mr. White was born August 6, 1939 in Robertson County to the late Joe L. and Cora Brown White. He worked at Electrolux and was a member of the Head’s Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. White is preceded in death by his wife, Donna Gayle Anderson White, his sister, Joann, and his brother, Jerry. Mr. White is survived by his son, Robert (Carolyn) White of Commack, NY; daughter, Christina (Wesley) Moss of Adams; mother-in-law, Charlene Anderson of Springfield; brother, Lertin (Brenda) White of Franklin, KY; grandchildren, Nicole (Michael) Calvo, Kayla White, Matthew White, Greyson Moss, Ireland Moss and Ivy Moss; and great-grandchild, Tristen Calvo.
Leonidas Zachary Estrada, infant son of Carlos Estrada, Jr. and Brianna McKencie Kizer, is in the arms of the angels.
A Memorial service was held Friday, April 14 at 5 o’clock pm at the Austin and Bell Funeral home in Greenbrier with Brother Buddy Rawls and Mike Duff officiating.
In addition to his parents Baby Leonidas is survived by his paternal grandparents, Juan “Carlos” Tapia Estrada, Sr. of Ridgetop and Sherry Estrada of Ridgetop; maternal grandparents, David and Tania Brown of Pleasant View and Milliard Kizer III and Tricia Kizer of Goodlettsville; aunt, Cheyenne Estrada; and uncles, Marco Estrada, Will Kizer and James Rippy.