In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week December 26, 2016
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Jerry Hollis Duncan
Jerry Hollis Duncan, 57, of Springfield, died Monday December 26, 2016 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday December 29th at 12 noon at the Main Street Church of Christ the Bro. Barry Throneberry, Bro. Robbie Mackenzie, and Dr. Tommy Crunk officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Hall, Damon Hall, Charlie Burney, Kevin Vaughn, Thad Dorris, and Craig Harris serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of Main Street Church of Christ, Daryl Hall, Thomas Burney, and Bruce Staggs. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time. All visitation will be at the Main Street Church of Christ.
Jerry was born February 9, 1959 in Robertson County to the late Hollis and Edna Holthouser Duncan. He was a graduate of the Springfield High School Class of 1977. Jerry was co-owner of Lee’s Home Center in Springfield. He was a member of Main Street Church of Christ, where he served as an Elder. He was a former softball coach at East Robertson, and a former football referee and baseball umpire. Jerry loved woodworking. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Donna Burney, brother-in-law: Philip Burney, and his nephew: Wesley Burney.
Jerry is survived by his wife: Lisa Ward Duncan of Springfield, son and fiancée: Hunter Duncan and Andrea Smith of Hermitage, honorary son: Christopher Zubrod of Nashville, daughters and sons-in-law: Katelyn and Seth Doxey of Murfreesboro, Holli and Derek Moore of Greenbrier, granddaughter: Brooklynn Moore of Greenbrier, sister and brother-in-law: Glenda and Glen Hall of Hopkinsville, KY, nephews: Thomas and Charlie Burney, David (Jaina) Hall, Damon (Rae) Hall.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the East Robertson High School Softball Team or to Open Door Pregnancy.
Rita Faye Heatherly, age 61 of Springfield, died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, December 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mrs. Heatherly was born April 2, 1955 in Logan County, KY to the late Gossett Smith and Sara Jane Moon Smith. She formerly worked at the Robertson County Sherriff’s Office. She loved scrap booking, cooking, and sewing.
She is survived by her husband, Ricki D. Heatherly of Springfield; son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Jamie Heatherly of Antioch; granddaughter, Hannah Heatherly of Antioch; brothers, Larry Franklin Smith of Springfield and Roger Dale Smith and wife, Lisa of Adairville, KY; and sisters, Judy Lynn Keith of Springfield, Linda Sue Starks of Springfield, and Jamie Collyer and husband, Dave of Lyle, NY.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to a charity of your choice.
Virginia Eden, age 91 of Springfield, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at NorthCrest Medical Center with her family by her side. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. David Harper officiating. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 until 8 PM and Friday from 9 AM until the hour of service.
Mrs. Eden was born November 12, 1925 in Robertson County to the late Charles Robert “Bob” and Rosa Mai Douglas Raymer, Sr. She was a member of New Life General Baptist Church and retired from Kentucky Fried Chicken. She loved to cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Eden; brothers, Charles Robert Raymer, Jr. and Johnny Raymer; and a sister, Louise Thompson.
She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Glen Eden of Springfield and Tony and Wanda Eden of Portland; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Joe Teasley of Springfield; sister, Betty Darrow of Springfield; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren.
Obituary for Scott Bowers
Scott Briggs Bowers, 62, of Cottontown, died Monday December 26, 2016 at St. Thomas Hospital West. Memorial services were conducted Thursday December 29th at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. The family received friends on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Scott was born July 21, 1954 in Dewitt, Arkansas to the late Powell Clayton and Billy Lou Johnson Bowers. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. Scott was the owner and operator of Scott B. Bowers & Associates. He was of the Methodist faith. Scott enjoyed boating and traveling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Terry Joe Bowers.
Scott is survived by his husband: Ed Gibbs of Cottontown, nephew: Jeff Bowers of Seattle, WA, and by the loves of his life, his two dachshunds: Maggie & Molly.
Bettye Jo Baker, age 82 of Hendersonville and formerly of Springfield, died Friday, December 16, 2016 at Hendersonville Medical center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM at North Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Smith, Rev. Mike Duff, and Matthew Lloyd Dalley officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Mike Barnett, Jeff Freeman, Kevin Gray, Ben Dale, Mark Hollingsworth, Blake Hollingsworth, Floyd Ellis, and Michael “Buzzy” Poole serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were James “Turkey” Pope and Joe Head. The family received friends at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the hour of service.
Ms. Baker was born December 3, 1934 in Robertson County to the late Russell Henry and Vada Crabtree Freeman, Sr. She was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church and formerly worked in customer service at WDBL radio. She loved her family and friends, her church, and traveling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Terry Alan Baker; a daughter, Pamela Jo Gay; brothers, John Ed Freeman and Russell Henry Freeman, Jr.; and sisters, Wanda Louise Freeman Gray and Mona Raye Freeman Gann.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Lynne and Arthur L. Dalley of Apopka, FL and Luanne and Thomas Hugh Head of Hendersonville; daughter-in-law, Harley Baker of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Marissa Lynne Hunter, Amber Nicole Wahid, Jessica Anne Dale, Erica Lynne Vasquez, Laura Elizabeth Dalley, Matthew Lloyd Dalley, and Dylan Clay Head; step grandchildren, Mitchell Hale, Brian Head, and Lisa Head; and great grandchildren, Rayan, Leila, and Maya Wahid and Nicholas D. Woodard
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the North Springfield Baptist Church Building Fund. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Michael Edward Thomason, age 50 of Cross Plains, died Monday, December 19, 2016 at Metro General Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Milldale Chapel with Tim Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Plains Cemetery with Rick Estes, Allen Russell, Anthony Perry, and Terry Russell serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Milldale Chapel on Tuesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Thomason was born August 18, 1966 in Hardin County to Larry Thomason and the late Wanda Hill Thomason. He worked in the tool and dye business.
He is survived by his father, Larry Thomason of Cross Plains; sister, Jackie Estes and husband, Rick of Orlinda; nieces, Amelia Eden of Clarksville and Halie Russell and husband, Allen of Clarksville; great niece, Kaegen Pentecost; great nephew, Kingslee Eden; and several cousins.
Obituary for Rickey Hutcherson
Rickey Hutcherson, age 69, of Springfield, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Skyline Medical Center.
His remains will be cremated and a memorial service scheduled at a later date.
He was born on September 14, 1948 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Genie and E. Lois Hazel Blackburn Hutcherson. He was a self-employed “Jack-of-all-trades” and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Amanda Hutcherson Harper; and brothers, Jimmie Clay Hutcherson and Bobby Wayne Hutcherson.
Survivors include his wife, Bunnie Hutcherson; daughters, Maci Hutcherson of Springfield, and Tammi Lynn (Gilbert) Lopez of California; step-daughter, Brandie Olinger of Adairville; sisters, Peggy Fitzgerald of Springfield, Cheryl (David) Lane of Cape Girardeau, MO, Wanda Kay Pulley of Springfield, Faylene Norrod of Springfield; and ten grandchildren.
Age 95 of White House passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 at White House Health Care & Rehab surrounded by his family. He was born April 10, 1921 in White House, TN to William & Sarah Wheeler Tate. He worked as a farmer and was a long time member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. He was also a 60+ year member of Burton Lodge #272. He was a friend to all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Cecil & Paul Tate. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 75 years, Jewel Charlton Tate, White House, TN; son, Wayne (Christeene) Tate; grandsons, Bob (April) Tate, Don (Raychel) Enck, and Eric (Amy) Enck; great-grandchildren, Alex Tate, Carla Tate, Caleb Enck, Caitlin Enck & Chloe Amrhein; great-great-grandsons, Brayden McCormack and Landen McCormack; sisters, Viola Kelly & Dot Young.
Funeral service was held Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Rev. Sam Brown officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with Bob Tate, Don Enck, Eric Enck, Alex Tate, Caleb Enck and Thad Tatum serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Ken Patterson, John Ewing Jernigan, Tony Tate, Larry Tate, Jim Blankenship, W.G. Jones, Buddy Pinson, Kevin Ragland, Paul West, David Palmer and Jimmy Underwood.
Visitation was held Friday, December 23, 2016 2-8pm and Saturday, December 24, 2016 12-2pm at the funeral home. Masonic service was held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 7pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are requested to Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church PO Box 422 White House, TN 37188. Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN.
Obituary for Jimmy Smith
James “Jimmy” Edward Smith, Jr., age 48, of Grayson, GA and formerly of Ashland City, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, GA. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 o’clock pm, on Wednesday, December 28th , in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Bill Ezell officiating. Burial will be in the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at 10:00AM on Thursday, December 29th, with full military honors.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 28th, beginning at 4:00PM until the hour of service at 7:00PM.
Jimmy was born on June 13, 1968 in Dickson, Tennessee. He was a retired United States Air Force veteran and was the owner of Vette Parts Plus, Inc.
He is preceded in death by an infant niece, Ashley.
Survivors include his wife, Libbey Choate Smith; father, Jim (Ann) Smith of Ashland City; mother, Vickie Smith of Clarksville; sister, Jennifer (Phillip) Peguese of Clarksville; numerous loving nieces & nephews; and other loving children who Jimmy was an “Honorary” uncle to; and his two “girls”, Abby & Anna.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to a local humane society or animal shelter of one’s choice.
Robert Louis Minesinger, age 68 of Greenbrier, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 in Greenbrier. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements. No Services are planned.
He was born June 15, 1948 to the late Norman W. and Ruth Lang Minesinger. He was employed in the Surveying business.
He is survived by sister, Esther Sutton; brothers, David Minesinger and Cal Minesinger.
Obituary for Jimmy Dale Akins Sr.
Jimmy Dale Akins, Sr., age 70, of Springfield, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at his home.
To honor Mr. Akins’ wishes there will be no memorial services.
Mr. Akins was born September 2, 1946 in Nashville to the late Henry and Lillie Akins. He was a self-employed carpenter and member of the Life House Fellowship Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. Akins is preceded in death by his grandson, Stacy Martin Bowen, Jr. and his brother, G.H. Akins.
Mr. Akins is survived by his son, Jimmy Dale (Trish) Akins, Jr. of Knoxville; daughter, Sharon (Stacy) Bowen of Springfield; brothers, Oscar (Betty) Akins, Herman (Dorothy) Akins and Ernest Akins, all of Springfield and Leslie Akins of Ashland City; sister, Joyce (Kenny) Houchin of Madison; 6 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
Melvin Finis “M.F.” McDaniel, age 81, of Pleasant View, passed away on Sunday, December 18th, 2016 at Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Ashland City. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock pm, Thursday, December 22nd, in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Paul Edwards officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with Edwin Hogan, Dennis Gilmore, and Kyle Jordan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Hogan, Wayne Browning, Jim Davis, and Ben Shearron.
The family received friends on Wednesday, December 21st, from 4-7:00PM and again on Thursday from 12 Noon till the hour of service.
Mr. McDaniel was born March 20, 1935 in Cheatham County, Tennessee, to the late Finis & Lorene Haddock McDaniel. He retired as a counter clerk for an auto parts wholesaler and was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Troy McDaniel, and grandson, Joey McDaniel.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rebecca McDaniel; grandchildren, Jennifer McDaniel of Dublin, Ohio, Jerre (Sahvanna) McDaniel of Lebanon; and great-granddaughters, Desi McDaniel, and Halia, Bailey, and Lexi McDaniel.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View United Methodist Church. Donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Cody Dean Belt, age 24 of Goodlettsville, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 in Cross Plains, TN. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family received friends from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2016 and from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm on Wednesday at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service was held at 12:00 pm Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. Keith Lampley officiating. Burial followed in Spring Hill Cemetery, Dividing Ridge Road in Goodlettsville, TN.
Cody was born December 29, 1991 in Nashville, TN to Robert Dean and Donna Lampley Belt. He was a self-employed handyman.
He is survived by his father, Robert Dean Belt; mother Donna Lampley Belt and a daughter, Avery Lynn Belt. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Online Condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com
Age 74 of White House passed away December 16, 2016 in St. Charles, MO. He was born January 22, 1942 in Waynesburg, PA to Oscar Lafe Thomas & Lula Levita Keller Willard. He worked in machine tool manufacturing and was retired from Warner & Swasey. He proudly served his country in the US Marines and was a member of the Marine Corp League and a Life Member of the American Legion Post #206. He was a member of Cherry Mound Baptist Church. He was also an ordained deacon He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Novy Willard, White House, TN; sons,Jerry Kaye Willard, White House, TN, Scott David Willard, Charlotte, NC and Chris Willard, Morgantown, WV; daughters, Cheryl (Danny) Morris, White House, TN, Shelley (Robert) Evenson, St. Charles, MO and Sheila (John) Weir, Charlotte, NC; sister, Nettie Josephine (Wade) Hanes, Columbus, OH; 15 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service and inurnment are scheduled for Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1pm in Nashville National Cemetery Madison, TN with military honors.
A visitation with the family is planned afterward at Cherry Mound Baptist Church 4168 Highway 31W Cottontown, TN 37048. Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN.
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