In Loving Memory: Obituaries From March 27, 2018 – April 2, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Rita Joan Taylor
Rita Joan Taylor, 76, of Adairville, KY, died Friday March 30, 2018 at Commonwealth Regional Speciality Hospital in Bowling Green, KY. Her remains were cremated, and no services are scheduled at this time.
Mrs. Taylor was born April 10, 1941 in Dayton, OH to the late Zachary and Verna Gabbard. She was a retired assembly worker from Electrolux in Springfield.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by her husband: Lawrence W. “Larry” Taylor of Adairville, KY, son: Kevin Liles of Portland, daughters: Lori Bain of Franklin, Tanya Frank of Ohio, and Terri Tindell of Florida, and by eight grandchildren.
Dean Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements
Obituary for David Pitt
David Pitt, 75, of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Cross Plains, died Friday March 30, 2018 at Maury Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday April 3rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Searcy Cemetery on Jernigan Rd. in Portland. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Milldale Chapel
Mr. Pitt was born August 22, 1942 in Robertson County to the late Paul and Imogene Summerville Pitt. He worked as a truck driver and enjoyed fishing, stripping tobacco, and spending time with his friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Paula Pitt Bold. Mr. Pitt is survived by his sisters: Mary Pitt Flatt of Portland and Carolyn Pitt French of Mt. Pleasant.
Jeanette M. Holman, age 92 of Springfield, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Springfield Heights Assisted Living. Memorial services were conducted Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Springfield First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Leonard Jordan officiating. The family received friends at the church from 12 noon until the hour of service.
Mrs. Holman was born June 26, 1925 in Westel, TN to the late George and Grace Kindred McLean. She was a member of Springfield First Presbyterian Church and was a homemaker. She was involved in several community service organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts, and Master’s Table. She also worked in several areas that supported the American Cancer Society and was co-founder of COPE. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Gene Holman; a son, Preston Gaines Holman; and a daughter, Rita Holman French.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Forrest William and Trish Holman of Springfield, Spencer Frost and Tanya Holman of Goodlettsville, Russell Price and Kate Holman of Springfield, and Brian Thomas Holman of Springfield; daughters and sons-in-law, Robin Holman and Gary Baldwin of Springfield, Cynthia Holman and Brent Tate of Springfield, and Celeste Holman and Randy Holland of Springfield; daughter-in-law, Lela Knight Holman of Greenbrier; foster daughter and foster son-in-law, Beth Long and Terry Dugan of Lilburn, GA; brother, Jim McLean of Nashville; sisters, Geraldine Burton of Hendersonville and Mary Lynn Knox of Carthage; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. The family request memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice.
Mother Ineva Cook Bell was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven March 28, 2018. (December 16, 1945 ~ March 28, 2018) She was 72 years old and resided in Cross Plains, TN. She passed early Wednesday morning peacefully, in her home with loved ones near her side.
Services For Ineva Cook Bell were held Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:00am-1:00pm Funeral followed At 1:00pm at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 2871 Friendship Rd. Cross Plains, Tn 37049. Internment was held at the Bridge Hill Cemetery.
Ineva Cook Bell was born December 16, 1945 to the late Vernon Samuel and Lillie Marie Cook of Cross Plains, TN. She was the third of eight children. She graduated from Bransford High School, Class of 1964. She was a dependable, hard worker at Electrolux in Springfield, TN from 1976 to 2018, performing multiple jobs. In the year of 1982 she was united in Holy Matrimony to her beloved husband, James Edward Bell. In Ineva’s 72 years on this earth, she was a loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She professed her love for Christ at an early age at Bridgehill Missionary Baptist Church in Springfield, TN under Reverend Henry Taylor where she was a faithful member for many years. Later on she became a faithful member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Cross Plains, TN under Reverend Arneal Strain. It was there she became a Mother of the church and sang in the Women’s Chorus.
In her free time she loved nothing more than to travel with her husband and family or sit down, relax and do a good puzzle. Ineva was a kind and gentle spirit, a spirit which is rare to come upon and when you were in her presence you felt it. She was a woman of good faith and lived for serving Christ. She set upon this earth and accomplished exactly what the great Lord had called her to do, and she did it in grace, dignity and class. Her love, smile, sense of humor and laughter will never be forgotten.
Because of Christ’s victory for us, God assures us in His word that this separation is not permanent for believers in Christ. For one day there will be a reuniting of believing loved ones in heaven, never to be separated again. Even now, Ineva is not only enjoying fellowship with the Lord, but with other members of her family that have gone on before her.
Preceded in her death was her parents, Vernon Samuel and Lillie Marie Cook; daughter, Theresa Mosley and sisters, Lillie Marie Cook, Earnistine Cook and Geneva Groves.
She leaves to cherish her memories her loving devoted husband of 35 years, James Edward Bell. Sons, Raymond O’Neal Batchelor (Esther) and Chris Bell. Daughters, Jackie Payne, Dometra Partee (Irvin) and Victoria Bell. Brothers, Ernest Cook (Annie), William Cook (Betty Jo) and Nathaniel Cook (Florence). Sister, Diane Bell (Paul), and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. As well as her very close friends Sue Groves, Margret Pulliam and loving Electrolux Family.
Pallbearers were Marcus Bell, Darryl Yates, Eric Bell, Jimmy Payne, Darrial Yates and Timmy Payne. Flower-bearers were Asiana Bell, Kelly Cook, Britney Payne, Cynthia Groves, Lashay Batchelor and Philicia Cook.
Acknowledgements: “The family of the late Ineva Bell would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all of your prayers, visits, love, kind deeds, and concerns during the loss of our loved. May God richly bless you and keep you,” The family.
Age 89 of White House, TN passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at his home. He was born March 30, 1929 in El Centro, CA to George and Violet McAfee Farmer.
He worked as a project manager for the Wastewater Treatment Plant and was a pastor of four different churches in Tennessee and Texas. He was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of the Christian Gospel Temple. He was saved in January of 1949 and received the gift of the Holy Spirit in February of 1949. He was a private pilot, owned 5 planes and flew extensively in southern California.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, George Farmer, Jr. He is survived by his sons, Laurence Earl “Larry” (Janet) Farmer and Kenneth Farmer, both of White House, TN; daughter, Linda Mears, Antioch, TN; brothers, David (Marcia) Farmer, Yuma, AZ and Rev. Steven (Becky) Farmer, White House, TN; 5 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren.
Age 90 of Franklin, KY, formerly of White House, TN passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, KY. She was born November 7, 1927 in Beaver Dam, KY to Carl David & Cora Corinne Wise Bishop. She retired from Bell South/AT&T where she worked as a long distance operator. After retirement, she enjoyed volunteering as a pink lady at Springfield Hospital and serving as a foster parent at Circle C Youth Ranch in Linden, TN. She devoted her life to her two daughters and loved spending time with her family. She was a member of White House Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Elizabeth Wright “Betsy” Miller; grandson, Edward Lee “Trey” Hunley, III.
She is survived by her daughter, Diann Hunley (Lee) Stone, Franklin, KY; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral service is scheduled for Friday, April 6, 2018 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Keith Barnett officiating. Interment will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Central City, KY with George Miller, Lee Stone, Mark Carver, Seth Carver, Luke Carver and Scott Miller serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Thursday, April 5, 2018 5-8pm and Friday, April 6, 2018 11am until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Gerald Ray Clark, age 73 of Greenbrier passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at Skyline Medical Center.
The family will receive friends 2pm to 4pm, Saturday, April 14th at the American Legion Post 45, 2730 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN with a service and military honors being conducted at 3pm.
He was born in Clarksville, TN on December 15, 1944 to the late Solen Ray Clark and Melba Wilson Swift.
He was retired from the Maintenance Department at NorthCrest Medical Center and was a Veteran of the US Army. He had a real passion for living life to its fullest. He loved fishing, cars and car collections, knife collections and any kind of gadgets. He even saved any loose screws or nails he found because he might need them sometime. He loved sharing stories of cars he had seen while visiting car lots on Sunday mornings. He also loved any of the holidays where he could share and spend time with others.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lois Lassiter Clark; sisters, Marion Fisher, Deborah Moore: lots of nieces and nephews and his special protective dog, Lucky. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 45, P.O. Box 160, Greenbrier, TN 37073.
Age 72 of Springfield, TN went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the Residence of Alive Hospice. She was born July 20, 1945 in Madison, TN to William Dorris & Reba Butler Harris. She worked for the State of Tennessee before her retirement and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing, street rodding and her 1934 Ford Sedan. She is preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her husband, Stan Young; sons, Stacey Young and Scott (Andrea) Young, all of Springfield, TN; mother, Reba Harris; brother, Gary (Jo) Harris, both of Greenbrier, TN; sisters, Donna Baldwin, Lexington, KY and Doris Gannon, Danville, KY; 3 grandchildren, Katlyn Young, Will Young and Alyssa Brown; 1 great grandchild, Zane Lydon; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. H.D. Jones and Bro. Donnie Bryant officiating. Interment will follow at 3pm at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, TN with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4-8pm and Thursday, April 5, 2018 11am until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson Street Nashville, TN 37203
Age 69 of White House passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Signature Health Care in Portland. He was born September 8, 1948 in Cross Plains, TN to Robert Morris & Hazel Smith Sneed. He was a 1966 graduate of East Robertson High School. He retired from Pirelli Armstrong Tire Company, where he worked as a tire molder and was the owner of WB Farms Trucking. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, never missing a ballgame. He coached little league football, loved tractors, farming, hunting, driving trucks, dirt bike races and drinking Mountain Dew. He was a kid at heart, enjoying his years through his grandchildren. He was a member of Lake Springs Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sally LeeAnn Sneed; sisters, Carolyn Jernigan and Sue Freeman. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Wanda Burysek Sneed; son, Kelly Sneed; daughters, Christina Sneed and Cynthia (Robert) Summers, all of White House, TN; grandchildren, Craig Flora, Annie (Travis) Brown and Margaret and Mally Horn all of White House, TN, Drew, Steven and Willie Sneed, all of Cross Plains, TN; one great-grandchild, Bristol GracieAnn Brown, White House, TN; brothers, Bobby Sneed and Ricky Sneed, both of Springfield, TN and RL Sneed, Orlinda, TN; sisters, Teeny Pitt and Betty Trotter, both of Cross Plains, TN, Diane Roberts, Franklin, KY and Charlotte Belt, Springfield, TN.
Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Chad Beck officiating. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens in Franklin, KY with WIllie Sneed, Drew Sneed, Steven Sneed, Craig Flora, Travis Brown and Robert Summers serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Monday, April 2, 2018 3-8pm and Tuesday, April 3, 2018 11am-1pm at the funeral home.
Billie Jean Perry, age 91, of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock pm, Saturday, March 31st, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Cliett Goodpasture and Bro. Johnny Trail officiating. Burial followed in the Will Smith Cemetery with Doug Vann, Brian Vann, Marc Coulon, Dan Dowlen, Butch Rose, Gary D. Perry, Tildon Perry, Jr., and Tony Young serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were all of her nieces & nephews, and the Elders and Deacons of Sycamore Chapel Church of Christ.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, March 30th, from 2:00-8:00PM and again on Saturday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.
Mrs. Perry was born on October 3, 1926 in Cheap Hill, Tennessee to the late Bryan and Clodys Smith Sanders. In the past she and her husband, Woodrow, owned and operated a grocery store in the Mt. Zion community, and she also worked for many years as a cashier at a local grocery store in Pleasant View. She was a member of Sycamore Chapel Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Perry; brother, Stanley Sanders; sister, Lela Allen.
Survivors include her daughters, Neva (Tommy) Mayo, Dana Grimes, Cindy (Ken) Moody; brother, Wendell Sanders; sisters, Sylvia Binkley and Mildred Bidwell; grandchildren, Shania (Brian) Balthrop, Lacey Grimes (fiancé Justin Gregory), Shawn Moody, Shelly (Terry) Glover, Spencer Moody, and bonus grandson, Matthew Cameron; and many loving nieces & nephews.
The family wishes to extend a special “Thank You” to Caris Hospice, NHC Home Healthcare, and her special caregiver, Faye Ross.
If so desired, the family requests memorial contributions be made to either Sycamore Chapel Church of Christ youth group, or Caris Hospice.
Age 68 of Cross Plains passed away March 29, 2018 at his home. He was born September 18, 1949 in Laurinsburg, NC to Roosevelt and Annie Mae Kelly Bass. He worked in the Construction Industry as a carpenter before his retirement and spent many hours volunteering for the Hope Center and Food Bank in White House since that time. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pearline Dial and Ottie Bell Taylor; brother, Jessie Bass. He is survived by 2 daughters; brother, Roechester Bass, Hamlet, NC; sisters, Everline Huggins, Springfield, TN, Jeannette (Curtis) Locklear, Laurinsburg, NC and Lula Mae Locklear, Dillon, SC; many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with military honors. Visitation is scheduled from 10am-11am prior to the service at the funeral home.
Diane Minnis Smith, age 71, of Barren Plains, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at The Waters of Robertson in Springfield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Andy King and Brother Adam Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday from 9am until the hour of service at 11am.
Mrs. Smith was born October 14, 1946 in Springfield to the late Kelly and Eunice Highsmith Minnis. She was a homemaker and member of the Barren Plains Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Robert Evetts and Tom Holt. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Jimmy Smith; sons, Jim (Robin) Smith of Greenbrier, Michael (Kristie) Smith of Thompson Station and Jason (Holly) Smith of Ridgetop; brothers, Kelly Eugene (Cheryl) Minnis of Springfield and Gary (Suzanne) Minnis of Cedar Hill; sisters, Barbara Ann Evetts of Greenbrier and Patsy Holt of Springfield; and grandchildren, Cason Smith, Hannah Turpen, Hudson Turpen, Holden Turpen, Russell Smith, Kayla Smith, Jonah Smith and Hank Smith.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Barren Plains Baptist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Artie Marie Rawls Brown, age 81 of Greenbrier passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Monday, April 2nd and 9am to 11am on Tuesday, April 3rd at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service will be at 11am on Tuesday, April 3rd at the funeral home with Rev. Randy Harman and Rev. Frank Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Springs Cemetery.
She was born in Greenbrier, TN March 23, 1937 to the late William M. and Mary Hackney Rawls. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Brown; son, Michael Brown and a brother, Porter Rawls.
She was married to (Army/Ret. MSG) Donald Brown on June 25, 1953. Together they served 24 years before his retirement. They lived in Germany 5 1/2 years during that time. She was a Cafeteria worker at Barksdale Elementary School in Clarksville for 3 years and Cafeteria Manager at Greenbrier Elementary for 21 years. She volunteered for NorthCrest Auxiliary, was a member of Greenbrier American Legion and was a Gold Star Wife. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist for 40+ years.
She is survived by daughter, Donna (Geary) Fryer; brother, Lanier (Beverly) Rawls; grandchildren, Kayla Fryer Clinard, Jason (Amy) Fryer, Kirstie Brown, Kayleigh Brown; great-grandchildren, Ava, Katon, Jackson and Asher. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 2155 Rock Springs Road, Greenbrier, TN 37073.