In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week: April 25 – May 1, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Ann Cooper
Ann Cooper, 79, of Cross Plains, died Sunday April 30, 2017 at White House Health Care Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday May 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the Milldale Chapel with Rev. Clint Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Cross Plains Cemetery with Ashley Bernard, Matt Briley, Will Fondren, Blake Fondren, Wes Wilkerson, Erik Hillier, Miguel Echevarria, and Price Patterson serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Cooper was born June 23, 1937 in Jackson, TN to the late William Burl and Margaret Mary Jane Horner Childress. She was a homemaker and a member of Cross Plains United Methodist Church. Mrs. Cooper enjoyed cooking, canning, vacationing in Daytona, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands: Orville Lee Wimpee and Billy Gerald Cooper, and by her brother: Robert Childress.
Mrs. Cooper is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: David and Janet Wimpee of Cross Plains, Hollis and Karen Wimpee of Collierville, her daughter: Phyllis Fondren of Cross Plains, her brother: Ira Childress of Jackson, her sister: Molly Bass, eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
The family request that memorial contributions be made to Madison-Haywood Developmental Services at 38 Garland Dr. Jackson, TN 38305, or to the Stone Soup Ministry of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at 7109 Hwy 25 E. Cross Plains, TN 37049
Ruth Moulton Smith, 89, of the Barren Plains community in Springfield, died Monday May 1, 2017 at NHC Healthcare Center in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Friday May 5th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Adam Hodges and Bro. Cody Dean officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Whitt Price, Jonathan Stites, Jeffery Stites, Jordan Stites, and Jimmy Sloop serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Smith was born August 18, 1927 in Robertson County to the late Clarence and Ruth Buie Moulton. She was the owner/operator of Ruth’s Catering and was a member of Barren Plains Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith had worked as part of the North Crest Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary, was an American Red Cross Volunteer, was a member of the Barren Plains FCE, and was an avid bridge player. She especially enjoyed cooking, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Ernest Oscar Smith, her daughter: Connie Smith, her grandson: Kevin Price, and her great grandchildren: Trenton and Ethan Costello.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Pam and Larry Price of Adairville, KY, LeeAnne and Don Stites of Springfield, brother and sister-in-law: Wayne and Myra Moulton of Springfield, sister and brother-in-law: Judy and Ralph Jenkins of Winterville, GA, grandchildren: Mandy (Jimmy) Sloop, Whitten Ernest (Kandess) Price, Jonathan Kyle (Allison) Stites, Jeffery Lee (Brittney) Stites, Jordan Michael Stites, great grandchildren: Addison Ruth Sloop, Chaney Kay Price, Caloway Kevin Price, Jackson Jennings Stites.
Mary Frances Thomas, 90, of Springfield, died Saturday April 29, 2017 at North Crest Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday May 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Her sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home
Mrs. Thomas was born October 11, 1926 in Calloway County, KY to the late Kenny and Cleo Todd. She worked many years as a LPN at Jesse Holman Jones Hospital and was also a nurse sitter with home patients. She was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband: Harrison Edwards Thomas.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Randy and Jo Thomas of Hixson, John and Lou Thomas of Springfield, David and Donna Thomas of Springfield, and Daniel Thomas of Springfield, brothers: Danny Ray Todd and Kenneth Todd both of Murray, KY, sisters: Wanda Scott, Annette Coles, and Hazel Pogue all of Murray, KY, grandchildren: George Harrison Thomas, Todd Andrew Thomas, Jonathan Ryan Thomas, Kyle Edward Thomas, Rosemary Thomas Sprague, great grandchildren: Jago and Lily Thomas
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to North Springfield Baptist Church.
Jeanette W. Swift, 71, of Greenbrier, died Saturday April 29, 2017 at The Residence at Alive Hospice. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday May 6th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Frank Evans officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Swift was born January 21, 1946 in Davidson County to the late Glen and Sara Bowers Waynick. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Eddie Ray Swift, Sr., and by her son: Eddie Ray Swift, Jr. Mrs. Swift is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Mike and Mitzi Swift of Clarksville, Rodnie and Kim Swift of Greenbrier, sister: Gayle Robb of Franklin, grandchildren: Caleb Swift, Loraine Crawford, Matthew Swift, Jada Swift, Hannah Swift, Jacob Swift, Ashleigh Swift, Eli Swift, Wyatt Swift, and Jordan Swift, and by six great grandchildren
COOK, George, 86, of Greenbrier, TN, passed away April 28, 2017.
He was a 50 plus year member and Past Potentate of the Al Menah Shrine Temple and member of the Greenbrier Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ruth Cook; daughters, Vickie (Scott) Burgener-Slater, Brenda Knalls; Karen (Danny) Bell, Bonnie (Wayne) Ramsey & Janet Jones; numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home located at 2707 Gallatin Road Nashville, TN 37216
Masonic Service will be held Tuesday May 2nd at 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Shriners Children’s Hospital or charity of your choice.
Obituary for Johnny Gamble
John Robert “Johnny” Gamble, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Kelly LeBlanc, Brother Donnie Bryant and Brother Gary Dillard officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jacob Cook, Matthew Gamble, Ricky Shoemate, Daniel Shoemate, Bayron Pineda and Russell Holman serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mr. Gamble was born August 14, 1935 in Nashville to the late Robert and Ella Carter Gamble. He was a proud member of the Greenbrier High School Class of 1955 and worked at Electrolux. Mr. Gamble was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. Gamble is preceded in death by his wife, Felicia Croslin Gamble; his brothers, Henry Gamble and Petey Gamble; and his sisters, Elizabeth Carroll, Effie Mae Butts and Kathleen Gamble.
Mr. Gamble is survived by his son, Mike Gamble of Springfield; daughters, Denise (Tony) Cook of Greenbrier and Regina (Kathy Maddox) Gamble of Russellville, KY; brother, Claude (Mae) Gamble of Springfield; grandchildren, Joshua Gamble, Matthew (Stephanie) Gamble and Jacob (Tori) Cook; and great-grandchild, Brandon Etherly.
Erline Shepherd Ellis, of Springfield, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Joe Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Mike McMurtry, Troy Drake, Ross Caroland, Rex Caroland, Tim Sowell and Jimmy Shepherd serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.
Mrs. Ellis was born July 6, 1922 in Springfield to the late Nick and Minnie Nixon Shepherd and lived here all her life. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family, friends and Jesus Christ. Mrs. Ellis ran the Shoe Department at Chandler’s for over 30 years before retiring and was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ for over 50 years. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, animals, cooking and playing with her grandson. She will be sadly missed but always remembered and we know she is in Heaven now.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Ellis is preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, William Hassell Ellis; her brother, Herschel Shepherd; and her sisters, Lillian Burchett and Carolyn Caroland.
Mrs. Ellis is survived by her son, Gerald (Denisa) Ellis of Madison; brother, Roy (Helen) Shepherd of Greenbrier; sister, Elizabeth Parrish of Madison; and grandchild, William Ellis.
Kevin Anthony Hartley, age 21, of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Friday, April 28, 2017 at Southern Hills Medical Center. Even in death, Kevin continues to give to others through organ donation.
He was born on August, 30, 1995 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a 2013 graduate of Sycamore High School where he also played football, was employed as a bathtub resurfacer with Hartley painting, and was a Christian.
Kevin is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Doug Orndorff and Tom Hartley; and great-grandmother Marjorie Dudney.
Survivors include his mother, Wendy Hartley (Steve) of Hermitage; father, Chris Hartley of Joelton; sister, Amber (Adam) Stratton of Ft. Wainwright, Alaska; brother, Michael Hartley of Joelton; grandmothers, Kathy Davis, of Cookeville, TN, and Faye (John) Murr of Ashland City; a host of loving, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his pets, Chevelle & Batman.
Richard B. (Dick) Russell, age 77 of Hendersonville, passed away at his home on April 28, 2017. He was born on October 19, 1939, to Kathryn and William Russell, who precede him in death. He was a native of Greenville, Tennessee, but lived most of his life in Hendersonville. He graduated from Greeneville High School in 1957, attended the University of Tennessee, and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1959-1962. His long career in electronics and computer engineering began in Huntsville, Alabama, while employed with the NASA Apollo space program and continued for over forty years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville and he faithfully served in the Pre-school Ministry for 15 years.
Richard is survived by his wife of 24 years, Bettie; daughters, Susan Russell of Atlanta, Georgia, and Amy Russell of Greeneville, Tennessee; step-daughters, Stacy (Jimmy) Jenkins of Gallatin and Kerri (Ronnie) Bass of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Newton Welch, IV, Kayla Jenkins Slater, McKenzie Jenkins, Owen Bass and Ellis Bass; sister, Linda Russell Disney; brother, Bill Russell; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of extended family and friends.
The family receive friends on Sunday afternoon, April 30, from 3:00pm until 6:00pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service. His Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00am on Monday, May 1, in the Chapel of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville with Reverend Roger Luther officiating. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.
Adam Arnold Anderson, age 30 of Portland, TN, passed away on May 1, 2017. He was born on June 28, 1986, in Ogden, Utah. Adam served in the U.S. Army, doing tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
He is survived by his Son, Adam Michael Anderson; his Mother, Catherine Thompson; his Father, Danny Lee Anderson; his Fiance, Krista Elsten; a sister, Christina Reed; Grandparents, Arnold and Kay Lancaster; aunt and uncles: Kimberly and Michael Lancaster, and Brian Olson.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 2:00pm from the Chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville, with Military Honors. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baby Adam’s Memorial Fund, c/o Volunteer State Bank.
Sue Spurlock, age 62, of Pleasant View, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville. Funeral services were conducted at 1pm on Friday, April 28, 2017 in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Pastor Stephen Stewart officiating. Burial followed in the Hagewood-Hand Cemetery in Charlotte with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family was held Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 1pm. Mrs. Spurlock was born February 5, 1955 in Sumner County, Tennessee to the late Cecil and Lucille Robertson. She had been employed as a Customer Service Manager at Walmart in Ashland City and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Spurlock is preceded in death by her sister, Kathy McNabb.
She is survived by her husband, Gilbert R. Spurlock; sons, Matthew (Amber) Spurlock of Smyrna, Joshua (Jessica) Spurlock of Murfreesboro and Christopher (Marissa) Spurlock of Gallatin; brothers, Larry Robertson and Ricky (Debbie) Robertson, both of Gallatin; sisters, Wanda (David) Moss of Gallatin and Tammie (Mike) Vanamburgh of Hendersonville; and grandchildren, Korben, Julianna, Trenton, Ava, AnaKate, Ali and Ryker.