In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week August 7, 2016
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Kelly Renee Groves, age 40, of Nashville, passed away August 4, 2016, in Davidson County. She is survived by her son, Dawson Fuqua of Nashville; parents, Gaylon and Sheron Groves of Portland; brother, Paul (Pam) Groves of Springfield; grandmother, Edith Lane of Goodlettsville; special friend, Shane Petyak of Franklin, Tenn.; nieces, Jailyn, Chelsie, Brianna. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Harvey and Lucille Groves and Hillary Lane. Visitation is 4 p.m., until 8 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2016, and after 11 a.m., Monday. Funeral service is 1 p.m., Monday, August 8, 2016, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home. Interment is at Groves Cemetery in Robertson County. Pallbearers are Paul Groves, Shannon Groves, Glenn Groves, Jay Fuqua, Shane Petyak, Jack Fuqua. Groves in the news
Obituary for Dr. Marty Lee Glisson
Dr. Marty Lee Glisson, age 58, of Cross Plains, TN was welcomed home by his loving Savior on Sunday, August 7, 2016. He was born, March 5, 1958 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Dr. Eugene and Wanda Glisson.
If you had a vision or a dream, “Doc” Marty Glisson was the one to help make it a reality. If an area needed food, a satellite food distribution program would be established to reach the multitude of hungry. Where education was lacking, schools and colleges were placed on reservations, inner cities and internationally. Churches were planted, bibles interpreted in local languages, medical equipment, health and dental care provided… you name it, if there was a need, Doc found a way. Music was also a huge part of Doc’s life. He wrote countless songs to encourage, uplift, and heal broken souls.
The generous and abundant love he grew with his amazing wife and partner, Amy Glisson will continue to nourish their two incredible children and inspire us all to love further and stronger than our hearts can imagine. We were graced by all of this through one human being, a man who devoted himself to his beautiful family, music and selfless work for others, while throughout his time here suffered gallantly with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. It is without a doubt that the Lord welcomed him home saying, “Well done my good and faithful servant!” His laughter and passion for bettering the world, his songs and encouraging words, his love, determination and illuminating smile will be missed until we are all together again.
He was preceded death by his father, Dr. Eugene Glisson, mother, Wanda Maxine Glisson, brother, Alan Eugene Glisson, daughter, Chasity Sunshine Lee Glisson. He is survived by his wife and life partner of 27 years, Amy Jean Glisson; son, Joshua Alan Lee Glisson; daughter, Rebeccah Maxine Glisson; brothers, Steve (Shirley) of Navarre Beach, FL, Daron (Margie) of Cross Plains, TN, Chris (Sara) Glisson of St. Joseph, MI; brothers-in-law, Jeremy (Tessa) Lander of Temecula, CA and Scott Lander of Gallatin, TN. A wonderful family of in-laws, Judy Lander of Bath, NY, Ron, (Leigh) Lander of Siler City, NC, Lisa (Terry) Brethen of Rochester, NY and Veronica Barbis of Batavia, NY. Many nieces, nephews, special aunts, uncles and cousins. A great, big ‘Thank you’ to cousin Pam Frith for taking time out of her life to be here and help him walk his journey home. Also special friends, Lance and Susanne Huff and god-daughters, Gracie and Sydney Huff, Richard and Sandy Biastock, Bruce and Shari Quick, Randall and Paula Carr.
A special thanks to our friend and doctor, Dennis Rainwater from Northcrest Primary Care, and the staff of Caris Hospice, and especially our Angel on Earth, Nurse Sharon Robinson.
A Celebration of Life for Dr. Marty Glisson will be held on Saturday August 13, 4:00 pm at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 7109 Tennessee Hwy 25, Cross Plains, TN with Dr. T. J. Francis officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 3-4pm the hour of the Celebration of Life.
Memorial Contributions may be made ‘In Memory of Dr. Marty Glisson’, C/O Amy Glisson, P. O. Box 292, Cross Plains, TN 37049.
Online condolences: www.nashvillecremationcenter.com
Obituary for Reba Mae Frey
Reba Mae Gentry Frey, 68, of Cross Plains, died Saturday August 6, 2016 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday August 10th at 1:00 p.m. at the Orlinda Baptist Church with Dr. Troy George and Dr. David Jicka officiating. Interment will follow in the Cross Plains Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Milldale Chapel and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the Orlinda Baptist Church.
Mrs. Frey was born December 22, 1947 in Davidson County to the late Hayden Evans and Eva Dee Bennett Gentry. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Frey was a member of Orlinda Baptist Church, where she directed the Shepherd’s Place clothing ministry. She loved gardening, flowers, hummingbirds, and taking care of all their farm cattle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father: Roy Graves.
Mrs. Frey is survived by her husband: Stan Frey of Cross Plains, son: Todd (Bobbie) Swindell of Portland, daughter: Tammy Swindell of Nashville, step-son: Sandy Frey of Cross Plains, brother: David Gentry of Nashville, sisters: Erma Sullivan of Hendersonville, Doris Smith of Fayetteville, step-brother: Mike Graves of Roswell, GA, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren. Obituary provided by Robertson County Funeral Home
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Crest Hospice
Obituary for Edith Gary Nuckolls
Mrs. Nuckolls is survived by her daughters: Norma (Gene) Beck and Amy (Bobby) Edmunds both of Springfield, son-in-law: Rev. Reed (Cathy) Shell of Hixson, TN, grandchildren: Julie Beck Hacker, Taylor (Betsy) Beck, Laura (Christopher) Shell Greene, Nathan (Lauren) Shell, Lindsay (Joe) Edmunds Finley, Meredith (Jerre) Edmunds Fly, great grandchildren: Jordan Hacker, Lucy, Quinn, and Lyla Beck, Adelyn and Brooks Finley, Rowan Shell
Visitation will be held August 9, 2016 from 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM at the Springfield First United Methodist Church located at 511 Oak Street in Springfield. The Jim Porter Sunday School Class will serve as Honorary Pallbearers at the Memorial Service. Obituary provided by Robertson County Funeral Home
Obituary for Richard Lee “Budgie” Roberts
Richard Lee “Budgie” Roberts, age 54 of Adairville, KY died Friday July 29, 2016 at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral Services were conducted Thursday August 4, 2016 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Woody officiating. Burial followed in Searcy Cemetery with Jay Ellis, Logan Jackson, Jody Taylor, Michael Boatman, Billy Taylor and John Boatman serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 – 8 pm and again on Thursday from 12 noon until the hour of service at 3 pm.
Budgie was born August 4, 1961 in Robertson County TN to the late Brenda Roberts Romero. He was an Iron Worker and an artist who painted and drew. He especially loved the outdoors. In addition to his mother he was also preceded in death by his son, Joshua Colt Roberts; grandmother, Olean Roberts; sister, Torrie Romero; his wife, Martha Jane Roberts; aunts, Judy Kay Bunch, Nellie Fay Pitt, Janelle Roberts, Shirley Ann Scruggs, V. Baby Jean Adkins and his uncles, Billy Farris, Mike Wooten and James Roy Roberts.
Surviving Budgie are his son, Richard Lee “Richie” Roberts Jr.; step-father, Harley Romero Sr of Denver, CO; brothers, Harley Romero Jr and Arthur Romero both of Denver; sisters, Rachel Nevares and Jodi Rodriguez both of Denver; grandchildren, Jacob Allan Roberts, Braxton Lee Roberts, Jayden Alan Dace and many cousins including Shirley Jackson of Adairville, Angela Roberts Jackson of Adairville and Jamey Bunch of Deer Park, TX
Robertson County Funeral Home Is In Charge Of Arrangements.
Obituary for Phyllis Anderson
Phyllis “Susie” Casteel Anderson of Marietta, GA, and formerly of Springfield, passed away at WellStar Community Hospice at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, GA, on August 4, 2016, after an extended illness.
Visitation with the family will be held Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield from 1:00 to 3:00pm. A “Celebration of Life” memorial service in her honor will follow at 3:00pm.
She was born August 29, 1950, in Springfield, TN. Phyllis is predeceased by her parents John and Mozell Casteel of Springfield, TN, and brother William Michael Casteel of Greenbrier, TN. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Steven Paul Anderson, their son Steven Tyler Anderson of Atlanta, GA, sisters Linda Qualls of Springfield, TN, Cathy Casteel of Greenbrier, TN, mother-in-law Grace Anderson of Clarksville, TN, brother-in-law Larry Anderson of Timberville, VA, Mark Anderson of Clarksville, TN, sister-in-law Melody Casteel of Greenbrier, TN, sister-in-law Bonnie Maynard of Greenbrier, TN, son-in-law Jose Anderson of Atlanta, GA, new granddaughter Peyton Nicole Anderson of Atlanta, GA, along with nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Phyllis is a 1969 graduate of Springfield High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Austin Peay State University in 1973. Steve and Phyllis were married at Eastland Heights Baptist Church on August 26, 1973. She taught kindergarten in Chesapeake, VA, for six years, kindergarten in Gallatin, TN, for five years, and kindergarten and Reading Recovery in Marietta, GA, for nine years. She enjoyed teaching children, cross-stich and needlepoint, reading, going to any beach, and traveling with her family. She considered Maui, HI, as her favorite travel destination.
With Phyllis being a kidney transplant recipient, it is requested that, in lieu of flowers, any gift donations be made in tribute to Phyllis C. Anderson to Piedmont Transplant. Their website can be found at: www.piedmont.org.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.
Obituary for Floy Frances Tisdale
Floy Frances Tisdale age 91 of White House, died on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at White House Health Care & Rehab. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 4:00pm at the Chapel at Grace Park with Bro. Bob Cook and Bro. H.D. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in White House Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was held on Saturday from 2:00 – 8:00pm and again on Sunday from 9:00- 3:00pm at the funeral home. She was a homemaker. Floy was born on April 9, 1925 in Shelby County, Tennessee to the late Louis Blaine and Laura Lottie Jones Totty In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her son, David Tisdale; brother, Louis Totty, Jr.; sister, Louise Owens.
She is survived by sons, Danny M. (Mona) Tisdale, Don (Deborah) Tisdale and Dale Tisdale; daughters, Diane Ellis, Danette (Bobby) Ayers, Debbie (Randy) Bee, Denise (Bradley) Crabtree; faithful companion, J.J.; 23 grandchildren; 29 grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jason, Bryan. and Eric Ayers, Chris Ellis, Anthony Page, Jeff Thompson, Brian Edwards, Chase Vereeland.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home White House is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary for Donald Julian Crawford
Donald Julian Crawford age 84 of Springfield, TN went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 3, 2016 at Golden Living Nursing and Rehab in Springfield, TN. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral Service will be at 4:00 pm on Sunday August 7, 2016 at the funeral home.. The burial will follow at 11:00 am on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
Mr. Crawford was born on May 28, 1932 in Danville, IN to the late William and Gladys Russell Crawford. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jean; sister, Kay Sunman; brother, Russell Crawford and great-grandchild, Jake Hannah.
He was veteran of the US Navy, was past State Commander of VFW in Indiana, life member of VFW & American Legion, a member of the Masonic Lodge, and attended Ridgetop 1st Baptist Church. He loved his garden and raising cows and goats.
He is survived by children, Tony (Jackie) Crawford of Greenbrier, Donna (Kenny) Schooley of Yellville, AR, Don (Kim) Crawford of Advance, IN, Tammy McAdams of Sarasota, FL, Gary (Cherril) Crawford of Clayton, IN, John (Maryann) Crawford of Sarasota, FL, Morris (Julia) King of Lafayette, TN; brother, Gene Crawford of Connersville, IN; sister, Shirley Grounds of Clayton, IN; mother of his children, Carolyn Carter; grandchildren, Jennifer (Mark) Brown, Toni (Chet) Morgan, Eric (Stephanie)Crawford, Bradley Crawford, Brittany (Chris) Schneider, Aaron (Elee) Crawford, Holly (Billy) Knieriem, Ronnie Graves, Christina (Robbie) Hannah, Amber (Scott) Dorsey, Deirdre (Jason) Hall, Alex Stephens, Rhonda Kelly and 20 great-grandchildren. Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local American Legion or VFW.
Obituary for Dennis Byron Weaver
Age 69 of White House passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Hendersonville Hospital. Mr. Weaver was born May 14, 1947 in Dallas, TX to Oscar Lee and Elva Winnell Conway Weaver. He worked as a retail sales manager for Firestone Tire Company. He proudly served his country for 8 years in the U.S. Marines. Mr. Weaver was a member of White House First United Methodist Church, the VFW, American Legion Post #206 White House and the White House Rotary Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jane Anne Weaver, White House, TN; sons, Dennis (Sheila) Weaver, Jr., Odessa, TX and Kenton (Alecia) Weaver, White House, TN; daughter, Windi Kaye (Whitmore) Klemme, Hendersonville, TN; brothers, Oscar Glenn (Jenna Kay) Weaver and Joe Neil (Laurel) Weaver, both of Fort Worth, TX; sister, Vickie Lee Norton, Royce City, TX; 8 grandchildren, Chloe Sun Weaver, Madison Grace Weaver, Hanna Elizabeth Klemme, Miciah Judith Klemme, Zachary Whitmore Klemme, Sarah Grace Klemme and Judah Parker Klemme.
A memorial service was held at 11AM Saturday, August 6, 2016 at White House First United Methodist Church. Arrangements Entrusted To Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN.
Obituary for Harlin Joe Loftis, Jr.
Age 61 of White House, TN passed away August 2, 2016 at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Loftis was born July 12, 1955 in Davidson County, TN to Harlin Joe and Edna Lucille Wakefield Loftis, Sr.. He worked in the construction industry as a mason prior to his illness and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Wanda Loftis and Geneva Thompson; brother, Calvin Ray Loftis.
He is survived by sister, Sandra (James David) Hale, White House, TN and brother, Roger Dale Loftis, Ashland City, TN.
Funeral service was held Friday, August 5, 2016 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Rev. Larry Treadway officiating. Visitation was held Friday from Noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. Remains Rest At Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN.
Obituary for Michael Robert Kline
Age 68 of Madison, TN passed away July 29, 2016 at Specialty Select Hospital in Nashville, TN. Mr. Kline was born December 17, 1947 in Chambersburg, PA to Robert Hamilton & Jane Louise Tarner Kline. He worked in the industrial field and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Patrick Kline.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Jo Mitchell-Kline, Madison, TN; son, Darby Mitchell (Marcia) Kline, Lyles, TN; daughter, Amy Michele Kline, Nashville, TN; brothers, Robbie Kline, Portland, TN and Steve Kline, Clio, MI; sister, Sue Kline-Mills, Marion, PA; 5 grandchildren, Simon Cabot Santiago, Aubrey Dai Kline, London Michael Santiago, Leo Avery Kline and Ella McRay Kline.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation was held from noon until 2pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers contributions are encouraged to Church of the First Born 250 McMurry Blvd. W Hartsville, TN 37074. Arrangements Entrusted To Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN.
Obituary for Christina Jean Gentry
Born in Portsmouth Ohio on 07/11/1966, and passed away in Nashville Tn. on 7/29/2016. She is survived by son Bradley Austin Smith, husband Jerry Floyd Gentry, Mother and stepfather, Patricia and Frank Roquet. Sister, Desy Phillips, Brothers, William D. Smith, Paul Roquet, Frankie Roquet. She is also survived by long time friend Brian Beaty, and many other extended family members. She was a mother, wife, daughter, aunt and friend to many people. She never met a stranger and everybody loved her very much.
Christy’s true love was animals, she had a special way with them. She own everything from a pet squirrel, to a cat, a bird, and several dogs during her lifetime. She died doing what she loved, walking her two dogs, Saddie Mae Gentry, and Little B.
She had a way of lighting up a room with her very presence and beauty. She had a love for the homeless and elderly. She was truly a gift from God and called home too soon.
Her pride and joy was her son Bradley, of whom she loved to the very core of her being, and will continue to watch over him from above. His accomplishments in his 19 years of life, made her so very proud, as only a mother could understand If ever there was an Angel to walk this earth, it was Christy, may God rest her soul.
Her family received friends from 11:00 A.M. until her Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from the Chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Interment followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville. Services entrusted toAustin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville.