In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week: April 18 – April 24, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Tom Scoggin
Thomas Gilbert “Tom” Scoggin, age 55 of Springfield, TN died Saturday April 22, 2017 at his home.
Celebration of Life services will be held Tuesday April 25, 2017 at 11 am in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Eric Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Williams Chapel Cemetery with John Scoggin, Jamie Scoggin, Chris Stagner, Brian Cope, Billy Scoggin and John Denton Scoggin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Salzer, Gary Garrison, Billy Gamble and Bill Shearon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8 pm and again on Tuesday from 9 am until 10:45 am.
Tom was born October 3, 1961 in Fort Campbell, KY to Nancye Morris Scoggin of Columbia, TN and the late John William Scoggin. A brother, Robert D. Scoggin also preceded him in death. He was a respiratory therapist / carpenter. His siblings state that he was grouchy and ornery but lovable. Tom loved to paint, was an avid fan of Stephen King and loved classic tv shows. He was loved and will truly be missed. Tom is survived by his son, whom he loved deeply, Bailey Scoggin of Springfield; mother, Nancye M. Scoggin of Columbia, TN; brothers, John M. (Jill) Scoggin of Columbia, TN and James H. (Danielle) Scoggin of Nashville, TN; sister, Carol (Bill) Shearon of Springville, TN and many nieces and nephews.
The family suggest if so desired, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. All donations may be sent care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Herman Moore Nixon, 87, of Ashland City, died Saturday April 22, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday April 27th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Craig Cross officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Heath Stucker, Michael Nixon, Mitchell Nixon, Justin Nixon, Chris Cook, and Mack Nixon serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Mr. Nixon was born December 12, 1929 in Robertson County to the late Sidney Herman and Addie Louise Hobdy Nixon. He was a retired maintenance worker with Delight Products, and a retired Minister of the Gospel. Mr. Nixon was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Nettie Lucille Frazier Nixon, and by his sisters: Ruth Whitaker and Mary Carter.
Mr. Nixon is survived by his sons: Bobby (Carol) Nixon of Springfield, Anthony (Joyce Ann) Nixon of Chapmansboro, Timmy (Michelle Chapman) Nixon of Ashland City, daughter: Bernice (Ricky) Cook of Clarksville, brother: Billy Nixon of White House, sister: Peggy Wair of Springfield, eight grandchildren, several great grandchildren.
Susan Groth Fentress Greenbrier TN, age 70 passed away April 21, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Nashville, TN and was a lifelong resident of TN. Susan was preceded in death by her father, H. M. “Martin” Groth, Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Albert A. Fentress of Greenbrier; mother, Anne Lowrey Groth of Spokane,WA; daughter Emily Fentress of Raleigh, NC; son Dave (Heather) Fentress of Franklin, TN; grandchildren Molly and Caroline Fentress, brothers Roy (Raylene) Groth of San Rafael, CA, Mark (Annie) Groth of Ft Collins, CO, sisters Julie (Eric) Sorensen of Las Cruces, NM and Nita (Steve) Gregg of Spokane, WA.
Susan graduated from Springfield High School and attended David Lipscomb College. She earned a degree from Austin Peay University and a masters degree from MTSU.
She taught school in Davidson and Robertson County for 32 years, and served as the Greenbrier Elementary guidance counselor for the last 12 years of her career. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and staying in touch with family and her many friends. She was a sweet soul and loved by all. She took pleasure in being a member of the Charlotte Reeves Robertson Chapter of DAR. Susan was a faithful member of Bethel Church of Christ. The family is grateful for the support of the church, family, friends, and Alive Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at the Bethel Church of Christ in Joelton with burial to follow in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from 4-8 pm and again on Wednesday from 9 am until service time at 11 am.
Please send donations in lieu of flowers to St. Jude Children’s hospital or Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Inc. All donations may be sent care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Stanley England, age 76 of Springfield, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM with Tim Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Mike Belt, Bruce Traughber, Steve “Tall Pine” Stubblefield, Eric Pulley, Paul White, and Gary Robinson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Leding, Tyler Leding, Greg Tapley, Nickie Scott, John Michael Head, Clay Head, Ronnie Eden, Andy Mason, Anthony Morris, Gene Morris, Jimmy Hart, Nolan Blick, William Head, Dwight Reed, Mark Calvert, Tony Fyke, Galloway Harper, Jason Harper, Darren Hallman, Patrick Reed, Walt Scruggs, Ronnie Scott, John White, Mike Byrum, and Jackie Campbell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 until 8 PM and Wednesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. England was born December 16, 1940 in Robertson County to the late Rayburn Stanley and Louise Traughber England. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist and was a retired truck driver. He enjoyed farming, truck driving, and visiting with his neighbors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jamie Fyke England, and a sister, Joyce Belt.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy M. England of Springfield, son, Michael England and companion, Kristy White of Springfield; daughters, Judith Leding and husband Wayne of Springfield and Shelia Scott and husband Nickie of Adairville, KY; sister, Annetta Scott of Melbourne, FL; and grandchildren, John Michael Head, Casey Head, Mackenzie Leding, Tyler Leding, and Mckayla England.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Ernie Lee Norris, age 71 of Orlinda, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his home. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with military honors and with Darren Fambrough and Dr. Dan Crocker officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Mr. Norris was born April 25, 1945 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Stanley and Martha Norris. He retired from Dana Corporation where he was a machine operator. He was a veteran of the United States Marines where he received two purple hearts and a bronze star with valor.
He enjoyed coin collecting as a hobby and enjoyed his horses. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Norris of Orlinda. Brenda suggest in if you wish to donate to the Disabled Veterans as a way of honoring Ernie.
Franklin Clester Davis, age 87 of Springfield, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM at South Haven Baptist Church with Pastor Frank Gagliano officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Ryan Seger, Ben Davis, Jon Davis, Kyle Davis, Nall Hensley, and Paul Stewart serving as pallbearers. The family received friends Friday from 5 until 8:30 PM at Robertson County Funeral Home and Saturday from 12 noon until the hour of service at South Haven Baptist Church.
Mr. Davis was born October 14, 1929 in Carbondale, WV to the late Elma Gennings and Margaret Mae Miller Davis. He and his wife were missionaries from 1961 until their retirement with Biblical Ministries Worldwide. He was a member of South Haven Baptist Church and served as interim Pastor for several months at Tabernacle Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Appalachian Bible Institute. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Randy Franklin Davis, three brothers, and a sister.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Davis of Springfield; sons and daughters-in-law, David Gennings and Jessica Davis of Nitro, WV and Jonathan Allen and Bridgett Davis of Franklin, KY; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Joan and Paul Seger of Atlanta, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Donald Gene and Kay Davis of Columbus, OH; nine grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to South Haven Baptist Church Building Fund. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Rachel Dean Carlisle Tolley, age 83, a lifelong resident of Greenbrier, TN went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive family and friends on Tuesday, April 25th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home and on Wednesday, April 26th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the funeral service following at 12:00 pm with Rev. Randy Harmon and Rev. Jon Briggs officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens.
She was born in Orlinda, TN to the late Ewin Dayton Carlisle and Virginia Carlisle Corbitt. She was also preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, James Ray Tolley; sister, Linda Gail Carlisle; brother, Ewin Michael Carlisle. She and Mr. Tolley were owners of Tolley’s Video in Springfield and also owned Rachel’s Knit Shop in Greenbrier. She also worked for National Life. After Tolley’s death she participated in a Newborn Baby blanket ministry. She was a longtime member of Rock Springs Baptist Church where she also worked in the Nursery for about 25 years.
She is survived by daughters, Cindy (Terry) Hayes of Ridgetop, Brenda (Ronnie) Bellar of Ridgetop, Donya (Danny) Oliver of Ridgetop; grandchildren, Taylor (Kelli) Hayes, Samantha (Kyle) Jones, Jamie (Catherine) Bellar, Emily (Matt Smith – fiancé) Hayes, Ryan (Nicole Roosma – girlfriend) Drake; Amelia Drake, Terry Oliver, Amanda Oliver, Tyler Oliver; great-grandchildren, Tristen Jones, Bellah Jones, Daisy Bellar; aunt, Doris Ann Garrett and special sister, Ruby Templeton. Pallbearers will be Terry Hayes, Ronnie Bellar, Danny Oliver, Taylor Hayes, Jamie Bellar, Kyle Jones and Tristen Jones. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ryan Drake – USAF, Matt Smith, Don Templeton, Terry Oliver and Tyler Oliver.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or The Baby Blanket Ministry, C/O Bethel Baptist Church, 7022 Bethel Rd., Greenbrier, TN 37073.
Smokey Barn News (Sponsor/Advertisement)
Obituary for Nancy Cobb Casteel
Nancy Cobb Casteel, age 88, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at NHC Healthcare.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2pm at the Oakland Baptist Church with Brother Frank Evans and Brother Daniel Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery with Tony Cobb, Terry Ellis, Patrick, Dougan, Gene Feckter, Jimmy Clark and Harold Axley serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 4-8pm and on Thursday at the church from 12pm until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mrs. Casteel was born October 22, 1928 in Robertson County to the late George and Jessie Ellis Clark. She worked as a clerk at H.G. Hills and was a member of Oakland Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Casteel is preceded in death by her first husband, Rayburn “Tom” Cobb, her second husband, John Casteel, and her brother Harold Clark. She is survived by her son, Richard (Phyllis) Cobb of Springfield; daughter, Betsy (Harold) Axley of Springfield; brother, George Earl (Jeanette) Clark of Springfield; grandchildren, Jennifer Cobb, Amy (Trey) Nelms, Katie Saltonstall and Patrick Dougan; and great-grandchild, Will Nelms.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Oakland Baptist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Kathy Darlene Stewart, age 59, of Clarksville, died Friday, April 21st, 2017 at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock pm on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Terry Forrest officiating. Following the service her remains were cremated.
Visitation with the family was held Sunday from 10AM till the hour of service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Stewart was born January 30, 1958 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to late Emmett & Dorothy Graham Hudgens. She has been employed with A.O. Smith for 38 years was of the Baptist faith. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Peggy Boyd and Cindy Stewart for the loving care you all provided over the last few weeks.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Dale Hudgens.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Stewart; son, Jeremy (Nicole Simmons) Morris of Ashland City; step-son, Brandon (Samantha) Stewart of Clarksville; step-daughter, Shannon Stewart of Clarksville; brother, James (Pat) Hudgens of Mt. Juliet; sisters, Peggy (Marvis) Boyd of Ashland City, Linda Cantrell of Chapmansboro, Sherry (Raymond) Jackson of Chapmansboro; grandchildren, Austin, Aspen, Madison, Skylar, Ruby Elizabeth, Jaxon; and many nieces & nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Donna Burton Evitts, age 49, of Adairville, KY, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at her home. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 21, 2017 at 3pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Eugene Pitt officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 1pm until the hour of service at 3pm.
Mrs. Evitts was born December 6, 1967 in Robertson County to the late Donald Lee Burton and Mrs. Betty Ollis Burton of Adairville. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her father Mrs. Evitts is preceded in death by her sister, Debbie Glaze. In addition to her mother Mrs. Evitts is survived by her husband, Donald Evitts; sons, Daniel Evitts and David Evitts, both of Adairville; daughter, Mildred (Tremayne) Chambers of Springfield; father-in-law, Ray Evitts of Adairville; brothers, Eddie (Rita) Burton and Marty Burton, both of Adairville; sister, Joyce Burton of Greenbrier; and grandchildren, Tionna Chambers, Tremayne Chambers, Jr., Claude Chambers, Toriana Chambers, Laveaya Evitts, Elias Evitts, Carter Evitts, Alianna Conn and Ava Conn.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Donna Evitts Memorial Fund. Donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell Funeral Home or to gofundme.com/donna-evitts-memorial.
Jessica Brooke Redfern, age 35, of Springfield, passed away April 20, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with family and friend serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held Friday, April 29, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 11am until the hour of service at 2pm.
Ms. Redfern was born November 7, 1981 in Robertson County to Sandra Redfern Suter of Springfield and Kerry McCawley of Gonzales, TX. She was a homemaker.
Ms. Redfern is preceded in death by her grandparents, Deadrick “Buck” and Mae Dee Redfern. In addition to her parents she is survived by her step-father, Jerry Suter of Springfield; son, Trevin Burdick of Springfield; grandmothers, Joyce Massey of Barren Plains and Jeannie Nelson of Gonzales, TX; brothers, Jeremy (Shawna) Suter of Springfield, Edward Mendez and Ernest Mendez, both of Gonzales, TX; and uncles, Michael (Tina) Redfern and Charles (Martha) Redfern, both of Cedar Hill.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Jessica Redfern Memorial Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Mary “Frances” Carter, age 89 of Hendersonville, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2017, at The Waters of Gallatin. She was born in Nashville on February 20, 1928, to John Ernest and Bessie Lue Eaton Tuttle.
Frances was a very religious person and was a Church of Christ member for over 60 years, most recently attending the Goodlettsville Church of Christ and previously a member of the Madison Church of Christ. She was the owner and operator of Fran’s Beauty Shop for 40 years. She loved to sew, make quilts, crochet and needlepoint. In her earlier years, she was an avid bowler, loved to crappie fish and she loved to Square Dance.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Tuttle. She is survived by her Husband of 70 years, James Walter Carter, Sr.; her son, James W. Carter, Jr.; a daughter, Lisa Yvonne Deaton; grandchildren Haley Nicole Carter and Michael Scott Deaton; and great-grandchild, Kannen Deaton.
Her family received friends on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and again on Saturday from 12Noon until her Celebration of Life Service at 1:00pm from the Chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Entombment followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Smokey Barn News (Sponsor/Advertisement)
We bring you ALL the News in and surrounding Robertson County, Tennessee.