In Loving Memory: Obituaries From August 10 – 16, 2019
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
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Obituary for Martha Lynn Grubbs Matthews
Martha Lynn Grubbs Matthews, 80, of Greenbrier, passed away on Thursday August 15, 2019 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Monday August 19th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Jack Oden officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery with Derek Matthews, Joe Burnett, Ryan Peck, Brian Matthews, Hunter Matthews, and Brandon Maclin serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Matthews was born October 15, 1938 in Robertson County to the late Harold R. and Ruby Shannon Grubbs. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Matthews loved fishing and bird watching. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Cecil Larry “Pa” Matthews, by her son: Randy Matthews, and by her brothers: Maxie and Joe Eldon Grubbs.
Mrs. Matthews is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Rhonda and Mike Peck of Greenbrier, by her son and daughters-in-law: Larry and Patsy Matthews of White House, Kathy Matthews of Goodlettsville, by her brother and sister-in-law: Ronnie and Mildred Grubbs of Smyrna, by 9 grandchildren, by 19 great grandchildren, and by the love of her life, her poodle, Rusty Matthews.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Robertson County Animal Control.
James Richard “Ricky” Murphy, 61, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at North Crest Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday August 19th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Quinton Yates officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Reynolds Boyd, Grant Bell, James T. Marshall, Billy Vogle, Jack Jones, Jack Hollingsworth, Barry Head, and Gerald Jones serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Ricky was born September 8, 1957 in Springfield. He was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School Class of 1975. Ricky was a lifelong farmer. He also was an auctioneer and a was a State Bid Champion. In past years, Ricky was a premier pitcher for the Mt. Denson Church Softball team. He was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, where he was greatly involved in the building expansion. He enjoyed horseback riding, playing basketball, and was an avid UT Vols fan. Ricky especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father: James Warren Murphy and by his sister: Laurie Murphy. Ricky is survived by his wife: Tabatha Murphy of Springfield, by his mother: Ivy Nell Roe Murphy of Springfield, by his daughters: Marissa Chachra and husband Vishesh of Los Angeles, CA, Jamie Marvin and husband Michael of White House, and MaKiya Williams of Springfield, by his sons: Antonio Lawson, Jr. and Daniel Lawson both of Springfield, and by his grandchildren: Chandler Marvin, Carter Marvin, Lalia Chachra, CaMiya Lawson, Antonio Lawson, III, Daniel Lawson, Jr., and soon to be born in November: James Richard Lawson.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church building fund
Ray Patterson Morris, 88, of Springfield, passed from this life on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at The Waters of Robertson.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday August 17th at 4:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Isaac Bourne officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Caleb Starks, Trent Hand, Vince Hand, Jeremy Rogers, Jarret Reed, Holden Reed, Isaac Bourne, and Ryan Morris serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Morris was born December 2, 1930 in Springfield to the late Ham Patterson and Mary Isabelle Frey Morris. He was veteran of the U.S. Marines, having served during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of Center Point Baptist Church. Mr. Morris was a retired farmer and was also a retired Garden Center technician with Wal-Mart. He loved growing flowers, especially roses, fishing, finding and collecting arrow heads, and his cattle. For many years, he helped Fed Metcalf bar-b-q each week.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Rebecca Louise Wilson Morris, by his grandson: Chris Stroud, and by his siblings: Ralph Morris, Billy Morris, Imogene Belt, and Julia Jones. Mr. Morris is survived by his sons: Ray Patterson (Donna) Morris, Jr., of Goodlettsville, John David (Sheila Hollis) Morris of Cedar Hill, by his daughters: Cathy Jane (Ken) Stroud of Springfield, Mary Beth (Ray) Garrison of Clarksville, and Patti Rae (Mark) Bourne of Adams, by his brother: Jimmy Lee Morris of Springfield, by his sisters: Linda Ruth Robertson of Cedar Hill, and Sandra Stranger of Russellville, KY, by 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Isaac Nolan Kemp, age 72 of Adams, TN passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at Whitehaven Assisted Living in Adams, TN. Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut Street, Springfield, TN.
The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Monday, August 19, 2019 and 10am to 11am on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield. The funeral service will follow at 11am at the funeral home with Rev. Cody Dean officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Springfield. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Kemp was born August 13, 1947 in Lebanon, TN to the late Roy Hudson and Mary Ellen Wyre Kemp. He was also preceded in death by wife, Frances Ann Harris Kemp; brother, Sammy Kemp; sister, Ann Billom.
He was employed in the Manufactoring business and a member of the Williams Chapel Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and church.
He is survived by brother Everett Kemp of Lebanon, TN; brother-in-law, Jimmie (Vicki) Harris; sister-in-law, Wanda (Roger) Henderson; special niece, Sue Ann Dean and 12 other nephews and nieces; 28 great-nephews and nieces and 18 great-great-nephews and nieces.
Mr. Don Sadler, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center. A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 10-11am.
Following the visitation a private entombment will be held in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Mr. Sadler was born April 14, 1938 in Madison County, Tennessee to the late Willie “Buster” and Dorothy Corrine Meadows Sadler. He worked as a Boiler Technician for an Aerospace Company and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a baseball fanatic and Dodgers fan. He loved riding dune buggies and four wheelers and spent a lot of time in California on this hobby.
In addition to his parents Mr. Sadler is preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Sadler, Terry Wayne Sadler and Dink Taylor, and his sisters, Dorothy Lindsey and Iris Thompson. Mr. Sadler is survived by his wife, Vivian Simpson Sadler; son, Jerry Lee (Debra) Sadler of Springfield; daughter, Christie Lynn (Ivan) Waxman of Harbor City, CA; brothers, Tommy Joe Sadler of Jackson and Bill Taylor of Memphis; granddaughter, Misty Flowers Kies of Montrose, CO; and a number of loving nieces and nephews.
Hillary William Lane, Jr. age 68 of Portland, died on August 15, 2019 at his home in Portland. He was born on February 10, 1951 in Madison, Tennessee to the late Hillary William Lane and Evelyn Mae McMurtury Lane. He was a retired Truck Mechanic and of Christian Faith.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his half-brother, Carl Crew. Hillary is survived by his daughter, Marcy Lane Hosale and her husband Dell of Hendersonville, Tennessee; sister, Sharon Groves of Portland, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Nell Crew of Hendersonville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Michele Bailey, Walt Hosale, and Tiffany Hosale; great-grandchildren, Ember Hosale and Skylar Bailey.
Visitation with the family well be held on Saturday from 12:00 – 2:00pm at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. There will be no service following the visitation and his remains are to be cremated.
Dorothy Sadler Lindsey, 87, of Russellville, KY and formerly of Springfield, passed away on Monday August 12, 2019 at the home of her son in Russellville, KY.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday August 15th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Frank Gagliano officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Mark Lindsey, Jr., Matthew Lindsey, Micah Lindsey, Charles Lindsey, Jason Lindsey, Brandon Draughon, and John Lemonis serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lindsey was born February 14, 1932 in Jackson to the late William “Buster” and Dorothy Corrine Meadows Sadler. She served as Activity Director at Beverly Healthcare for several years, then she retired as Treasurer for Family Home Furnishings. She was a member of South Haven Baptist Church. Mrs. Lindsey enjoyed reading, cooking, decorating, and especially spoiling her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Billy Gene Lindsey, by her sons: Mike and Mitchell Lindsey, and by her siblings: Charles Sadler, Terry Wayne Sadler, Iris Thompson, and Beverly Jean Sadler.
Mrs. Lindsey is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Mark and Patty Lindsey of Russellville, KY, her brothers: Don Sadler of Springfield and Tommy Joe Sadler of Jackson, by 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
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Obituary for Nancy Field Burton
Nancy Field Burton, 81, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday August 12, 2019 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday August 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Joe Rushing officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jerry Dean Pendleton, Randall Harbert, Justin Frazier, Jake O’Brien, Brayden Harbert, and Aeson Harbert serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Burton was born June 18, 1938 in Nashville to the late Buford Luster and Rebecca Elizabeth Field Reding. She was a homemaker and worked several years at Diesel Sales and Service in Nashville as an Accounts Receivable Clerk. She was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ. Mrs. Burton always loved helping on the family farm. She loved sewing and was an excellent seamstress and won many ribbons and awards at the Robertson County Fair. When her daughters were in school, she always served as a room mother. She loved going to her grandchildren’s ballgames and outings whenever she could.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Jerry Edwin Burton, her daughter: Melinda Burton Harbert, and by her sister: Martha Reding Swah. Mrs. Burton is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Brenda Frazier of Springfield, Becky and Todd Gunn of Cedar Hill, by her grandchildren: Randall (Tiffany) Harbert, Jessica Gower, Justin (Dana) Frazier, Ashley (Logan) Carter, Mary Beth (Jake) O’Brien, Daniel (Yeselin) Pendleton, and Dean Pendleton, and by 9 great grandchildren.
If so desired, the family request memorial contributions be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer or to the Robertson County Animal Control.
Patricia Sue Reed, 66, of Springfield, passed away on Monday August 12, 2019 at North Crest Medical Center.
Her remains were cremated and no services are planned at this time.
Patricia was born February 15, 1953 in Sparta, TN. Her favorite hobbies were cooking and watching TV. She is preceded in death by her father: William Carl Luna and by her mother: Corene West Tyce.
Patricia is survived by her son: William Reed of Springfield, by her daughter: Melissa Yearwood of Springfield, by her grandson: Shane Yearwood, and by her great grandchildren: Skylar and Carson Yearwood.
Catherine Ann Hulsey, 72, of Clarksville, passed from this life on Sunday August 11, 2019 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
A Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday August 13th at 4:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Zach Moffatt officiating. The family received friends on Tuesday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hulsey was born January 2, 1947 in Birmingham, AL. She worked as a caretaker at HATS for many years and was of the Catholic faith Mrs. Hulsey loved sewing, crafts, gardening, and flowers. She was most happy in her life during the time she spent with her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren. Mrs. Hulsey was preceded in death by her father: Floyd Kirby, and by her mother: Marion Lambert Cobb.
Mrs. Hulsey is survived by her husband: Jerry Hulsey of Clarksville, her sons and daughter-in-law: Jerry Dewayne Hulsey of Springfield, Floyd Leroy and Tammy Hulsey of White House, her daughters and son-in-law: Catherine Marline and Larry Williams of Cedar Hill, Marion Ann Hulsey of Adams, her brother: Luther Cobb of Birmingham, AL, her sister: Debby Didanato of Millersville, by 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Robertson County Funeral Home for the Catherine Hulsey funeral fund.
Prentice Austin Mayes, age 80 of Goodlettsville passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at St. Thomas West Hospital.
The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm Friday, August 16, 2019 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier and 12pm to 1pm on Saturday at Highland Union Chapel Church in Ridgetop with Rev. Jon Briggs and Rev. Doug Thornton officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Prentice was born June 7, 1939 in Ridgetop, TN to the late Austin A. and Flora Belle Ellison Mayes. He was also preceded in death by daughters, Crystal Belle Edison and Tiffany Faye Gammon. He was a pipefitter for Dupont, a member of Union Hill Baptist Church and a Veteran of the US Army. He was an artist and loved painting, fishing, gardening and watching birds. He also loved watching sports.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Kuffman Mayes; step-sons, Shane (Tracey) Ferguson, Scott (Sherri) Ferguson; daughter, Bonnie (James) Pendleton; sister, Angela (Ken) Wilson; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Obituary for Larry (Mac) McCormick
Larry Lynn (Mac) McCormick, age 77, of Goodlettsville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
Larry was a dedicated Funeral Professional who was a licensed Funeral Director in the State of Tennessee for over 50 years. He also served in the U.S. Army doing a tour in Viet Nam. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Larry was a kind man with a heart as big as all outdoors. He dedicated his life to the funeral business and enjoyed helping others.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Ruby McCormick and his brother, John D McCormick, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra McCormick; a son, Chris (Dara) McCormick; a daughter, Chauncie Davenport; his sisters, Ann McGee, Creta Ross and Carolyn Childs; and a grandson, CJ McCormick.
Larry’s family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, August 18, from 12:00pm until 7:00pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Interment service will be at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 10:00am on Tuesday, August 20.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project by calling 855-448-3997, online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or download their donation form and mail to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758417, Topeka KS 66675-8517.
The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN. 615-822-4442.
Obituary for Glenn Jones
Marion “Glenn” Jones, age 73 of Joelton, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral services were held at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, on Thursday, August 15th, at 1:00 p.m. with Bishop Wayne Hall and Bro. Corey Minter officiating. Burial followed at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Joelton with Rick Williams, Gyle Head, Chris Jones, Terry Jones, Ryan Sterry, and Tony Jones serving as pallbearers. His friends of Rodeway Express served as honorary pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 14th from 4 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m.
Glenn was born on February 17, 1946 in Cleveland, Tennessee to the late L.V., Sr. and Bernice Taylor Jones-Lawson. He retired after 36 years as a truck driver with Rodeway Express. He loved the outdoors, doing yardwork, and helping others any way that he could. He was a member of the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church and loved working on the outside to keep it looking beautiful.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Bobby J. Jones and L.V. Jones, Jr.; and step-daughter, Stephanie Jock.
He is survived by his wife, Annette Jones; son, Jeffrey (Kimmy) Jones; daughter, Angela (Walt) Kelly; sister, Janice (Roy) Miller; step-daughter, Kimberly (Donald) Hackett; grandchildren, Emily Kelly, Melissa Kelly, Courtney Jones, Jaden Jones; and step-grandchildren, Noel Saturday, Bailee Saturday, Adam Sterry, Brian Sterry, and Austin Beard.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Shriners Hospital for Children in Cincinnati, OH , or New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund.
Eva Goodwin Crawford, age 93, of Cedar Hill, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Joe Rushing and Brother Marvin Crouch officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jamie Vertrees, Trey Vertrees, Jackson Vertrees, Michael Wilson, Logan Wilson, Allan Crawford and Levi Hood serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Wyatt and Sam Wyatt.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 1pm.
Mrs. Crawford was born September 8, 1925 in Dot, KY to the late Leonard and Nellie Carter Goodwin. She was a homemaker and member of the Keysburg Church of Christ but most recently attended the Adams Church of Christ. She loved flowers and gardening and loved the Lord.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Crawford is preceded in death by her husband, John Rayburn Crawford, her son, Danny Wayne Crawford, 2 sisters, her brother, and 2 grandchildren.
Mrs. Crawford is survived by her daughter, Deborah Crawford Fisher of Springfield; grandson, Mark Wilson who lived with her and cared for her. He was not only her grandson, but her companion and best friend. She has 3 other grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren with 1 on the way.
Francis James “Frank” Mitchell, age 86, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at The Waters of Robertson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7:30pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend Ronnie Smith and Brother Dakota Rawls officiating. Visitation was be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5pm until the hour of service at 7:30pm.
Burial will be in the Person Memorial Cemetery in Roxboro, NC later this week with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Mr. Mitchell was born November 5, 1932 in Danville, VA to the late Dewey and Lottie Williams Mitchell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he worked as a Technical Supply Sgt. Mr. Mitchell was a singer and song writer and loved playing his guitar. He loved wood carving, playing cards and fishing and was also a member of the West End Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. Mitchell is preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Mitchell and his brothers, Dewey Mitchell, Jr. and Billy Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Dollie Moon Mitchell; sons, Charles (Donna) Mitchell of Blackfoot, ID, Lester (Billie Jean) Mitchell of San Antonio, TX and James D. Mitchell of Melrose, NM; daughters, Sunny Mae (John) Duszynski of Munith, MI and Pamela R. Wilson of Springfield; step-sons, Dennis (Debbie) Moon of Adams and Danny (Cheryl) Moon of Springfield; step-daughter, Diane Goff of Springfield; sister-in-law, Lula Mitchell of Roxboro, NC; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warrior Project. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
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Obituary for Mary Castelow
Mary Lily Faye Matherly Castelow, age 83, of Goodlettsville, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Buddy Rawls officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 10am until the hour of service at 11am.
Mrs. Castelow was born March 19, 1936 in Greenbrier to the late Amos and Beatrice Cobb Matherly. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Castelow is preceded in death by her husband, Everett Castelow, her children, Michael Castelow and Deborah Massey, her brother, Melvin Matherly, and her sisters, Lorene Knight and Emma Burney.
Mrs. Castelow is survived by her son, Danny Castelow of Goodlettsville; daughters, Kathy Gregory of Springfield and Mary (Johnny) Ralston of Portland; grandchildren, Johnny Ralston, Jr., Lilly Ralston, Brendan Ralston, Lee Castelow, Noah Ralston, Cindy Floyd, Will Gregory, Priscilla Castelow, Pennie Massey, Gennie Smith, Clarissa Hathaway and Cherie Jean Massey; and great-grandchildren, Dalton Mooneyhan, Jessey Mooneyhan, Jonah Mooneyhan, Justus Mooneyhan, Alexander Floyd, Paine Mooneyhan and Landon Floyd.