In Loving Memory: Obituaries From July 27-August 2, 2019
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
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Obituary for Jewel Christine Tate
Age 95 of White House passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at White House Health Care & Rehab. She was born September 24, 1923 in White House, TN to Odel & Middie Jernigan Charlton. Mrs. Tate and her husband Anderson, were the owners of Crossroads Grocery and she was a long time member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Lowell Swift; husband of 75-1/2 years, Anderson Tate; step-brother, Billy Joe Swift; daughter-in-law, Patricia Tate. She is survived by her son, Wayne (Christeene) Tate; step-brother, Charles Swift; grandsons, Bob (April) Tate, Don (Raychel) Enck, Eric (Amy) Enck; great-grandsons, Alex Tate, Caleb Enck; great-granddaughters, Carla Tate, Caitlin Enck & Chloe Amrheim; great-great grandsons, Brayden, Landen and Cayson McCormack.
Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, August 5, 2019 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Sam Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with Bob Tate, Alex Tate, Don Enck, Eric Enck, Caleb Enck and Donnie Jones serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Tate, Tony & Angie Tate, Larry & Carolyn Tate, John & Joann Jernigan, Jimmy Underwood and the Joy Workers Sunday School Class of Mt. Pleasant UMC.
Richard Russell Branson, age 87, of Coopertown, Tennessee, (formerly of St. Louis, MO and Marion, IL) passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tennessee on Sunday, August 4th, at 4:00 p.m. with his nephew William Alfred Cooper, Jr. “B.J” officiating.
Burial will be on Tuesday, August 6th, at 11:00 a.m. at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, TN. 37221. Serving as pallbearers will be Danny Goodman, Harold Uhls, Buddy Cooper, Dylan Uhls, Trey Branson, Chase Goodman, Reid Branson, and Blue Goodman.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, August 4th from 2:00 p.m. until the hour of service at 4:00 p.m.
Richard accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in February, 1973. He endeavored to follow Him closely in every aspect of his life. He happily served his local congregation in teaching, music, and wherever he was needed. Most recently, during his illness, he called the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries his church family.
Richard loved his life…God…and his family. He loved all things outdoors; flower gardening, golf, fishing, Purple Martins, and neighbors stopping by. He fell in love with St. Louis Blues hockey during their inaugural season in 1967. He was a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and any sport involving his family. He enjoyed food- all types of food- especially anything his wife made for him. He volunteered at the Lighthouse Homeless Shelter in Marion, IL.
Richard was born on March 7, 1932, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Charles W. and Josephine Meegan Branson. He graduated from Normandy High School in 1950 and went to work immediately at Emerson Electric. He was drafted in the Army, serving from January 24, 1952 to January 7, 1954. He trained in Enlisted Intelligence and served as a photo interpreter in the Korean War. After being discharged he returned to Emerson Electric. After working on batteries there, he joined the Elmer H. Boyer Association (which later became Branson Industrial Products) and sold all types of batteries, including switch gear and control, UPS, mining, diesel starting, fork truck, and other industrial products. He retired from Reaco Battery Company in Johnson City, IL in March 1999. He was blessed with a 20-year retirement. During his retirement, his favorite question was “What do you want to do today?”
Richard married Jennifer Cooper on August 4, 1973 and had a blessed marriage and family. They would have been married for 46 years on August 4, 2019. His funeral is on their wedding anniversary and will celebrate his life.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, and four sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Branson, son, Richard Russell Branson, Jr. (wife, Courtney), daughters, Dana Uhls (husband, Harold), and Rachel Goodman; one brother, and one sister, grandchildren: Marisa Uhls (fiancé, Joshua Myers), Dylan Uhls, Chase Goodman, Blue Goodman, Richard Russell Branson, III “Trey”, Reid Branson, and Hattie Branson.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, 8919 World Ministry Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70810.
Robert Thomas “Junior” Rager, Jr., age 63, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2019 at The Alive Hospice Residence in Murfreesboro.
A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 1pm.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on August 10, 2019 from 12pm until the hour of service at 1pm.
Mr. Rager was born October 10, 1955 in Gary, Indiana to the late Robert T. and Virgie Frances Leach Rager. He was a painter and loved music and playing his guitar, and he was a Christian.
Mr. Rager is survived by his brother, Joseph and wife, Carol, Rager of Elkhart, Indiana; sister, Wanda Brooks of Antioch; nephews, Keith and wife, Kimberly, Tomlinson of Antioch, Ray Tomlinson of Hermitage, Chris Rager, Josh Rager and Nate Rager, all of Elkhart, Indiana; niece, Katie Rager of Springfield; and great-niece, Amber Tomlinson.
Age 83 of White House passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at his home. He was born December 5, 1935 in Goodlettsville, TN to Nathan and Viola Hamlett. He was retired from Pirelli Tire and was a member of White House Church of Christ, where he had served as a deacon. He proudly served his country in the USAF. He loved gardening and squirrel and rabbit hunting. He raised beagles and did field trials with them. He loved his entire family and was very involved in their activities. He was loved by his 17 nieces and nephews and will be missed by his entire family.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carolyn Maxine Swift Hamlett; brother, Winford Hamlett; brother-in-laws, Douglas Gant and Sam Cartwright. He is survived by his son, Robert “Lee” Hamlett, Jr (Yuki), White House, TN; 2 grandchildrem, Lexie (Thomas) Braden and Baylee Hamlett; sisters. Betty Ann (Tommy) Elder and Dot Cartwright, both of Goodlettsvile, TN; sister-in-law, Elaine Gant; 2 nieces, Angie Gant and Janet Gant, all of White House, TN .
Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Richard Garza officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers and with military honors. Visitation is planned for Friday, August 2, 2019 4-8pm and Saturday, August 3, 2019 11am-1pm at the funeral home.
Bonnie Ruth Vann, age 87 of Joelton, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at Spring Meadows Healthcare in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tennessee on Saturday, August 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. with Bro. Tom Malone officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Brian Vann, Jody Vann, Davy Vann, Charles Moss, Michael Pardue, and Sonny King serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, August 2nd, from 3 to 7:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m.
Mrs. Vann was born on April 18, 1932, in Joelton, Tennessee to the late Charley Burniss and Eunice Belle Turrentine Harris. She was retired from Washington Manufacturing Company as a data entry employee. She also loved to fish in her spare time. She was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Vann; son, Kenneth Vann; and sister Sue Osborne.
She is survived by her son, Doug (Marissa) Vann; daughter-in-law, Alice Vann; brothers, Charley Ray (Martha) Harris and Buddy Harris; grandchildren, Jody (Ginger) Vann, Nikki (Michael) Pardue, Brian (Sarah) Vann, Charles Moss, and Carla Woodard; 10 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren.
Jonathan Coleman Crain, age 19, of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019.
The family will receive friends 2pm to 6pm on Friday, August 2 and the funeral will follow at 6pm with Rev. Nathan Washburn officiating at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.
Jonathan was born in Nashville, TN on August 25, 1999 to Bill and Kristi Snead Crain.
He attended Greenbrier First Baptist Church and was employed at UPS. He is survived by parents, Bill and Kristi Snead Crain; sisters, Taylor (John) Brown of Charleston, SC and Briley Crain of Greenbrier; grandparents, Bob & Diane Crain of Greenbrier, Judy Snead and the late Earl Snead of Hendersonville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Jason Philip Prichard, 43, of Gallatin, Tennessee, passed into eternal life on Saturday July 27th, 2019 after a brief but valiant fight with cancer. Jason spent his final days surrounded by family and loved ones.
Jason will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend, Amanda; son, Maddox (13); daughter, Brenna (10); and his parents, Philip and Vickie.
Jason grew up in Harrison, TN and spent his childhood on Chickamauga lake where he developed a lifelong fondness for boating, golf, tennis, and the outdoors. Jason graduated from Central High School in 1994 and continued his education at Middle Tennessee State University. While at MTSU, Jason created lifetime friendships as a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Jason married his college sweetheart, Amanda, in 2001, and they proceeded to live a life filled with laughs, adventures, family, faith, and friends. In 2005 Jason and his father started Prichard’s Nursery Equipment, a local business that imports and sells industrial tree spades across the United States.
Jason was a fiercely dedicated family man and loving husband who was actively engaged in the lives of his children. Jason loved to travel, wakeboard, golf, snow ski, and most importantly spend quality time with friends and family. Jason was a member of the Gallatin Country Club and Long Hollow Baptist Church. Jason was known for his warm and relaxing personality, his stoic temperament, his wittiness, and his compassionate spirit.
The family received friends on Wednesday July 31, 2019 from 10 am until the Celebration of Life Service at 2 pm at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville with Jerry Davis officiating. Pallbearers were Bo Williams, Tate Williams, David Williams, Kerry Rogers, Travis Massengill, Andy Lehman, Aaron Cowles and Marvin Turner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the children’s college fund at any First Tennessee Bank location under the Amanda Carol Prichard Memorial Fund.
Joe C. Mason, age 91 of Springfield, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Waters of Robertson.
Graveside services were conducted Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY with Rev. Steve Pendley officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Barbee, Kenneth Bracey, John Mason Barnes, Sam Borthick, Lee Borthick, Tony Ryan, Albert Fuqua, Leighton Ball, and Jeff Mason. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Mr. Mason was born February 15, 1928 in Robertson County to the late, G.C. and Grace Armstrong Mason. He was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired farmer and farm equipment dealer. He enjoyed drinking coffee with friends and visiting with them. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Sharp Mason; brother, Jimmy Mason; and sisters, Sylvia Borthick and Mary Ruth Mason.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Ann Mason of Springfield; sisters and brother-in-law, Shirley and John Lee Barnes of Adairville, KY and Sarah Ball of Hermitage; and several nieces and nephews.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Oakland United Methodist Church. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
David Allen Hamlett, age 57 of Adams, Tennessee, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tennessee on Saturday, July 27th, at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Richard Garza and Ted Patterson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery in Ashland City with Aubrey Haynes, Terry Richardson, Larry Stephens, Rusty Weatherby, Jim Stinnett, Alan Binkley, Brent Leitsch, and Neil Owen serving as pallbearers. Doodle Bowman, Fred Boyd, Paul Nichols, Jeff Boyd, Mike Ozden and all UPS past and present employees will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Austin and Bell on Friday, July 26th from 2 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m.
David was born on September 29, 1961 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Winford and Mary Bowman Hamlett. He was an employee of UPS for over thirty years. David was known for his honesty and compassion. He was a person who would do anything for anyone. He loved eating at Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse, was a huge Miami Dolphins fan and loved watching John Wayne movies. He was well-known for his sharp wit and wonderful sense of humor. He was the golf tournament coordinator for Caring Hearts of Vanderbilt for seven years and was the UPS coordinator for the Music City Marathon for over twenty years. He attended Bearwallow Church of Christ for many years during his youth.
He is survived by his son, Haze Andrew Hamlett (Nashville); sister, Donna Hamlett Owen (Adams); grandson, Haze Hendrix Hamlett; and nephew, Matthew Owen.
The family requests donations be made to Caring Hearts of Vanderbilt or to the charity of one’s choice.
Richard Wayne Flair, age 69 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Thursday, July 25th, at 12:00PM with family officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Thursday, July 25th from 10am until the hour of service at 12:00PM.
Mr. Flair was born on March 15, 1950 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Emmett and Florence Blunkall Flair. He was retired and self-employed in landscaping. He loved working in his flowers, mowing grass, coin collecting, and searching for treasures with his metal detector. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Connie Decker Flair; brother, George Flair and a sister, Dot Dixon.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Jernigan; son, Elliott Flair; daughters, Jennifer (David) Ross, Amanda Flair, and Dallas Flair; brothers, Ira (Wanda) Flair and EW Flair; and grandchildren, Corbin Hodge, Jacob Shepard, Isaac Flair, Emma Flair, and Gracie Flair.
Charles Guy Penny, III, of Springfield, TN, formerly of Shreveport, LA, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
Charles was born February 12, 1936, in Steele, MO, and grew up in Memphis. He attended Harding in Searcy, AR, and Centenary College in Shreveport, LA, and served in the Navy from 1956-1960. Married to Carolyn Hutt Penny in 1957, the couple settled in Shreveport and raised their two children. Charles was blessed to have a career he loved, flying King Air 200 and Falcon 50 jets throughout the US, Mexico, and Canada. He was a pilot for Murco Oil & Gas, Western Company, and golfer, Hal Sutton. His favorite destination was Missoula, Montana, where he loved to hunt elk.
After retirement, Charles and Carolyn lived in Carolyn’s hometown of Fouke, AR, then relocated to Pleasant View, Tennessee, to be near grandchildren. As Charles’ health declined, he became a resident of Springfield Heights Assisted Living, where he spent 6 years with his “Springfield Heights” family. Charles welcomed new residents with his stories, singing, and domino games.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles G Penny, Jr. and Ava Ganell Weaver Erwin, his stepfather, Hugh Maitland Erwin, and his brother, Roy Wayne Penny.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Carolyn Hutt Penny of Pleasant View, TN, brothers Mike Erwin (Ann) of Memphis, and Tom Penny (Tina), sister Susan Shaheen, children Lesa Penny Blackwell and husband, Tim, of Nashville, TN and Charles G Penny, IV and wife, Erin, of Pleasant View, TN. He is the grandfather of Scott, Ross, and Bennett Blackwell, and C.G., Elliott, and Eleanor Penny.
Throughout his long life, he enjoyed meeting people, telling stories of his travels, and listening to and playing music. He especially enjoyed hearing his grandchildren sing and play for him. Charles loved family time with his in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins, organizing Penny and Weaver reunions for several years.
The family would like to thank the staff of Springfield Heights who cared for Mr. Penny and became his adopted daughters.
Memorials may be made to Citizens For a Better Community, Inc., P.O. Box 689, Fouke, AR, 71837, an organization to which Charles dedicated his time and talent.
On Sunday, October 13th, 2019, Charles’ ashes will be interred in Fouke Cemetery during a family graveside service. Later that day, his Celebration of Life will take place, at 1pm, at the Scoggins House in Fouke.
Richard Allen “Ricky” Robertson, age 60 of Springfield, TN died Saturday July 13, 2019 at North Crest Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Friday July 19, 2019 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Diane Coppock officiating. Burial followed in Palestine Cemetery with Jeremy Robertson, Tim Robertson, Ricky Clinard, Josh Hall, Tony Walton and Jeffrey Grayson serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10 am until the hour of service at 1 pm.
Ricky was born November 7, 1958 in Robertson County, TN to the late Agnes Wilson and Joe Richard Robertson. He was a member of Palestine UMC, a veteran of the United States Army and was a carpenter, working for many years with Keith Circle Steel and then for himself.
Surviving him are his son, Jeremy Allen Robertson; grandchildren, Cameron and Courtneay Robertson. brother, Timothy B. Robertson and wife Sharon; sister, Rita Jo Robertson Hall and husband Lanny; mother of his son, Kathy Woods and brother-in-law, Ricky Clinard.
If do desired the family request that memorial donations may be made in Ricky’s memory to the Palestine Cemetery Fund. All donations may be sent care of the Robertson Co FH.
Mr. Charles “Randy” Gower, age 60, of Cedar Hill, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 22, 2019 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Entombment will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 4-8pm and again on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 11am.
Mr. Gower was born December 13, 1958 in Robertson County to the late Dewell and Emma Lou James Gower. He worked as a construction supervisor and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents Mr. Gower is preceded in death by his nephew, Brad Gower. He is survived by his wife, Melinda Graves Gower; sons, Chris (Tara) Brown of Greenbrier and Justin Gower of Cedar Hill; brother, Terry (Jean) Gower of Springfield; and grandchildren, Rebecca Brown, Katelyn Brown, Lyndsey Brown, Abigail Brown, Clayton Brown, Adan Rayburn, Mary Ann Gower and Cason Dean Gower.
Raymond Henry Heatherly, age 77, of Cedar Hill, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
A private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Heatherly was born September 27, 1941 in Barren Plains, TN to the late James F. and Frances Hallman Heatherly. He worked as a truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved Coon hunting and his Coon dogs. He also loved sitting on the porch welcoming all who passed by.
In addition to his parents Mr. Heatherly is preceded in death by his brother, J.W. Heatherly. He is survived by his sons, Scott Heatherly of Cedar Hill and Jeff (Melissa) Heatherly of Adams; brother, Kenneth Heatherly of Pleasant View; 3 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
Billy Franklin “Frankie” Moulton, age 66 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, July 15, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Thursday, July 18th, at 1:00PM with Bro. Paul Edwards and Mickey Dyce officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant View United Methodist Church Cemetery with Jamie Moulton, JJ Moulton, Jesse Moulton, Blake Moulton, Richmond Flowers, and Seth Moulton serving as pallbearers. “Cowboy” Randy Minnick, Eddie Cathy, Felix Tejeda, Ronnie McCarry, Tony Jarman, R.D. Huffines, Roy Abner, and employees of the Cheatham County Property Assessors office served as honorary pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Wednesday, July 17th from 4-8:00PM and again on Thursday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.
Frankie was born on September 28, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee to Willie Ann Vann Moulton and the late Joe Moulton. He retired from the Cheatham County Property Assessors office. He was an avid quail hunter and loved his champion bird dog. Frankie was known for his one-liners and was a member of the Pleasant View United Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Donna Moulton; son, Jamie (Dana) Moulton; daughters, D’andrea (Cory) Felts, Nancy (Jeffery) Adams, and Rheanna (Sean) Sullivan; brother, Greg Moulton; and fourteen grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View United Methodist Church Cemetery at 2621 Church St., Pleasant View, TN 37146
Norma Jean McCormick, age 82, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Norma Jean was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She was a talented musician who enjoyed playing the upright bass and drums. She was retired from Trickett Honda after 15 years of service.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Annie Amos and brothers, Edmond Amos, Paul Amos and Bobby Amos. She is survived by her son, Grady (Kelly) McCormick; daughter, Patricia McCormick; brother, Billy Amos; sisters, Betty Amos, Sandra Kelly, Alice Schreiber; sister-in-law, Mona Amos; grandchildren, Shelby Kay McCormick, Lucas Grady McCormick, Maria Jeanette (Tyler) Duncan, Alexandria Mae Wright; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 5 pm until the Celebration of Life Service at 7 pm at Austin & Bell Hendersonville with Vertis Butler officiating. Following services at Austin & Bell on Thursday evening, she was transported to Oakey’s Funeral Home in Roanoke, Virginia.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Music City Hayride, http://musiccityhayride.net/
Elizabeth Karene Newman, age 64 of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Ahava Healthcare of Clarksville.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Wednesday, July 17th, at 11:00AM with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed in Goodsprings Cemetery with Keith Hogue, Daniel Hogue, Joshua Hogue, Justin Bracey, and Mike Binkley serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Tuesday, July 16, from 4-8:00PM and again on Wednesday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.
Karene was born on January 25, 1955 in Ashland City, Tennessee to Jimmy and Blanche Parsons Bracey. She was a homemaker, loved her grandchildren and loved being on Facebook. She was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ricky Newman; daughter, Yeolanda (Clarence) King; brothers, Randell (Terri) Bracey and Lynn Bracey; sister, Vera (Keith) Hogue; grandchildren, Lisa (Jeremy) Watts, Tiffany King, and Jessica King; and 1 great grandchild, Joshua Watts.
Phillip Anthony Williams, age 33, of Goodlettsville, TN, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Phillip was a loving son, grandson, brother, cousin and nephew. He was an anointed minister, vocalist and guitar player who loved God and music with all of his heart. He also loved football and was a Florida Gators fan.
He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Williams and grandmother, Elizabeth “Nanny” Thaxton. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Cindy and Bobby Parrish; brothers, Davin Johnson and Brandon Parrish; sisters, Amber Parrish and Megan Parrish; grandfather, Rodger Thaxton; aunts, Rhonda (Larry) Scruggs and Tonya (Gary) Farmer; godchildren, McKenzie, Bubba and Maddie; many cousins; and his beloved church family at Hendersonville Pentecostal Church.
The family received friends on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 4pm until 8pm and on Wednesday, July 17, from 11am until his Celebration of Life Service at 1pm at Austin & Bell Hendersonville with Associate Pastor Kent Riddle and Pastor Guy Frazier officiating. Interment followed at Beech Cemetery with pallbearers Kevin Hester, Kelly Hester, Bryan Averitt, Anthony Ward II, Brandon Scruggs, and Karen Russell.