In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Feb 14, 2018 – Feb 20, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Bessie Gober
Bessie Margaret Gober, 81, of Springfield, died Tuesday February 20, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Cummings officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Goodlettsville. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gober was born July 5, 1936 in Davidson County to the late John Odell and Laura Hearn Robinson. She was a retired customer service representative with O’Reilly Auto Parts and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Mrs. Gober loved gardening, cooking, and was a very devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. If you visited her home, you had something to eat at her table as she loved everybody.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson: Michael Wayne Greer, and by her siblings: Bill, Alta, Mary, Joyce, Elvis, and Laura. Mrs. Gober is survived by her husband: Kenneth Gober of Springfield, daughters and sons-in-law: Laura and Brian Reed of Lebanon, Debra and Jerry Worrell of White House, sisters and brother-in-law: Grace and Bob Martin of Nashville, Betty Warren of Donelson, grandchildren: Brandy West and Kyle Stewart, eight great grandchildren.
Charles Sory Stuard, Sr., age 74 of Adams, died Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home. His remains are to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Mr. Stuard was born on September 22, 1943 in Robertson County to the late Joe Berny and Martha Sue Martin Stuard. He was a retired truck driver and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Patsy Lloyd and Betty Rushing.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva Stuard of Adams; son, Charles Stuard, Jr. of Adams; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Jean Stuard and Bobby Houston of Adams; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Judy Stuard of Clarksville, Jody and Andrea Stuard of Mobile, AL, and Luke and Virginia Stuard of Olmstead, KY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Danny Morris of Cross Plains and Lucy and John Barry of Portland; and granddaughter, Cynthia Lee Christmas of Clarksville.
Fred Amos Joyner, 87, of Springfield, died Thursday February 15, 2018 at his home. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday February 17th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Dale Williams and Dr. Jeffery Clark officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Mr. Joyner was born August 12, 1930 in Catawba, NC to the late Ralph Lawson and Mary Pope Joyner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Joyner was a retired tool and dye maker for Avco and Peterbilt. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, and the Shriners and Masons. Mr. Joyner enjoyed farming, raising dairy cattle, and his beagle: Jack.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Jerry Jean Forewright, his brothers: Julius and Kenneth Joyner, and by his sister: Frances Joyner. Mr. Joyner is survived by his wife of 62 years: Bennie Jean Blackwell Joyner, his grandchildren: Joey (Leighan) Forewright, Lorrie (Tim) Swann, Freddie (Dana) Forewright, Byron (Lee Ann) Forewright, and Leslie (Katie) Forewright, eleven great grandchildren, ten great great grandchildren, and his beloved beagle: Jack.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children Hospital
Christopher Kenneth Stroud, 38, of Orlinda, died Thursday February 15, 2018 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday February 20th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. David Jicka officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Orlinda with Vince Hand, Greg Stroud, Justin Dorris, Kyle Tate, David Stroud, Derek Stroud, Ronnie Hyde, and Wade Stark serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb Starks and John Robert Darrow. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Chris was born April 10, 1979 in Davidson County. He was employed in the construction department with Hollingsworth Oil Company, and he was the owner and operator of Stroud Decorative Concrete. Chris was a member of Orlinda Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: John Sory and Mildred Maxine Stroud.
Chris is survived by his wife: Tracey Stark Stroud of Orlinda, daughter: Brinley Maxine Stroud of Orlinda, parents: Ken and Cathy Morris Stroud of Springfield, sister and brother-in-law: Heather and Caleb Starks of Springfield, grandparents: Ray and Rebecca Morris of Springfield, nieces and nephew: Paige, Adison “Piddle”, and Zane Starks, and by his in-laws: Ronnie and Dawn Stark of Orlinda. https://www.gofundme.com/55pseio
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chris Stroud Family Go-Fund Me Account
Greycin Elaine Oaks age 12 of White House went into the arms of God to join her heavenly family on February 16, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. The youngest of three children to Ben and Traci Oaks, Greycin was born on May 2, 2005 in Nashville and was the first granddaughter on her father’s side. She has two older brothers, Bishop and Kolvin, and the three of them were inseparable from the beginning.
The Oaks family has many special traditions. One fun example is the “7:52 shout out”. If the family is at home at 7:52 (am or pm) an alarm goes off and everyone screams “7:52”. If Ben or Traci are not at home, often they will make a phone call just to say “7:52” and “I Love You”. When they were small, another tradition was at bedtime. Traci would read “Goodnight Gorilla” and Ben would read “Where the Wild Thing Are”. As the children got older they would act out the different parts of each story. It was Ben and Traci’s goal that their children were not just close siblings, but best friends.
Greycin was described as independent, unique, outgoing, and FABULOUS. She had a heart of gold and her special gift was to bring out the best in people. She attended White House Middle School and there met Wednesday, who was her “ sister from another mister” and very best friend.
Greycin loved all of her little cousins and she had a very special relationship with each of them. She especially loved helping through the baby phase. Her smile would just beam! Her bedroom door is covered with their baby pictures. Greycin loved animals, and like all the “Oaks Girls” she especially liked cats. Greycin’s plans were to renovate her parents’ basement so she could live there with all of the cats she wanted and become a “Crazy Cat Lady”.
Summers were spent at “Camp Gran”, or “Gran Camp” as she called it, making crafts together with her cousins. She also enjoyed having her uncle Travis teach her about Anime and how to draw the characters. Birthdays were spent at the house eating her mommy’s meatloaf, mac’n cheese, and broccoli (which was her favorite), and then curling up on the couch to watch a movie with the whole family. Christmas was split between her house and Gran and Pop’s. One Christmas, she was the last to finish opening gifts because she wanted to put on each new outfit.
Greycin loved the outdoors. Her parents have great memories of watching her jump on the trampoline in the backyard (in the sunshine or rain), riding her scooter (even when her legs got too long), playing with the dogs and cats, and running up the water bill as she and her brothers made a “slip n’ slide” in the front yard with a tarp, soap, and paint. Several summers ago, she played in a soccer league that her dad helped coach. She was her Daddy’s “MVP”, which he attributed to her 3 to 1 stride which kept her in front of most of the kids, even the boys.
Greycin was quick witted and the life of the party. She enjoyed watching L.A. Beast on YouTube and some of her favorite musicians were Twenty One Pilots, Night Core, and Passenger. It was her goal to make everyone laugh or at least smile, even if that meant walking down the aisle at Walmart while her mom grocery shopped, wearing a ladybug, giraffe, or unicorn onesie.
Greycin will forever be remembered as a perfect daughter, loving sister, granddaughter, best friend, niece, and cousin.
She was welcomed into Heaven by her maternal grandmother, Charlotte Evitts; uncle, Richard Evitts Sr; and great-uncle Harold.
She is survived by her parents; Ben and Traci Oaks; brothers, Bishop and Kolvin Oaks; paternal grandparents, Don and Jacqueline Davers Oaks; maternal grandfather, Aaron Evitts; aunts, Elizabeth (Charles) Cook, Amy (Carlos) Oaks-Smith, and Sharon (Hollis) Troutt; uncles, Nathan (Mandy) Oaks, Travis Oaks, and Chris (Missy) Evitts; cousins, Duncan, Laura, Leighton, Rylee, Grace, Josiyah, Izayah, Ezekeyel, Richard Jr., Daniel, Mickey, Josh, Jonathan, and Alex; her best friend Wednesday Barche, a gaggle of friends and a large extended family that love her dearly.
A Life Celebration will be held on February 20th. Burial will follow at White House Memorial Gardens with Ben Oaks, Bishop Oaks, Kolvin Oaks, Nathan Oaks, Travis Oaks, Carlos Smith, Charles Cook and Chris Evitts serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 19th from 3:00pm to 8:00pm and on Tuesday, February 20th from 10:00am until the time of service.
The family request that donations be made in memory of Greycin to the Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary.
Obituary for Julia Braly Sharp
Julia Braly Sharp, age 86 of Cottontown, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Mrs. Sharp was born in Pulaski, TN, on April 1, 1931. She and her husband of 64 years, Charles Russell Sharp, moved to Hendersonville in 1952 and watched the community grow from a small rural town to a thriving city. Mrs. Sharp was fond of saying she watched Old Hickory Lake rise. An accomplished seamstress, she was never sitting without knitting or embroidering. Family and friends benefited from her handiwork. Mrs. Sharp and her husband have been members of the
Hendersonville First United Methodist Church for more than 60 years. She was an active member of the United Methodist Women.
Julia is preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Douglas Braly and Mary Lou Braly. In addition to her husband, Charles Russell Sharp, she is survived by two daughters, Patricia Gail (Rod) Lenker and Cheryl Kay (Randy) Tatum; four grandchildren, Chuck (Allie) Kincheloe, Julie Kincheloe, Rusty (Lacy) Tatum and Chris (Sarah) Tatum; and 12 great-grandchildren of whom she was very proud.
Her Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 22, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm and again on Friday beginning at 11:30am until her Celebration of Life Service at 12:30pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Rev. Randy Goodman and Bob Snell officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Followers Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women. Active pallbearers are Chuck Kinchloe, Rusty Tatum, Chris Tatum, Tom C. Sharp III, Tom Webster, Beau Gessler, Mark Ector, and Tim Ector.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the United Methodist Women’s Mission Fund at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Debbie Allen Isbill, age 63, of Springfield, Tennessee, passed away in her home on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from an extended illness.
Visitation for friends and family will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6-8pm and again on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 12 Noon until the time of the Funeral Service at 1pm. Burial will follow in the St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery in Sorgho, KY at a later date.
Mrs. Isbill was born June 2, 1954 to the late Douglas and Dorothy Shugart Allen in Louisville, KY. She grew up behind her home church of Middleton Baptist Church in Middleton, Kentucky. It was here, with the guidance of her loving family and friends, she developed a relationship with her Lord, Jesus.
Mrs. Isbill attended school in Franklin, KY before attending college at Western Kentucky University. While in college, she met Mike Isbill, her loving husband of 41 years. In her years after college, she was a loving mother who stayed home with her sons, Travis and Clint. She always loved children and spent many years as a patient caregiver. She will be forever remembered by family and friends for her kindness and gentle spirit.
Mrs. Isbill is preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Dorothy Shugart Allen and great-niece, Brittany Damin.
She is survived by her husband Mike Isbill; children: Travis (Marissa) Isbill, Clint (Stephanie) Isbill; grandchildren: Sierra Isbill, Lily Isbill, Caleb Isbill, Elijah Isbill, and David Isbill; and life-long friends, Ron Schmidt and Anita Marshall.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
John Rayburn Krisle, age 95, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Graveside services were held Monday, February 19, 2018 at Oakland Cemetery at 11 o’clock with Ami Fletcher officiating. Burial followed with Bryan Jones, Branden Jones, Julie Chance, Patrick Jones, Cole Jones, Le Choce, Sam Patton and Evelyn Felton serving as pallbearers.
Mr. Krisle was born August 18, 1922 in Springfield to the late Fred Wilson and Susie Williams Krisle. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, worked for Dupont in the Maintenance Department and was a member of Oakland Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. Holt is preceded in death by his wife, Rubye Dorris Krisle; brothers, James Krisle and Joe Krisle; and sister, Doris Shoulders. He is survived by his daughters, Evelyn (Howard) Felton of Goodlettsville, Brenda (Wayne) Jones of Springfield and Joyce (Sam) Patton of Springfield; sister, Sue Hunter of Madison; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Thomas Alfred Holt, age 71, of Springfield, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 19, 2018 at 12 Noon in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Barry Thornberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Cory Derseweh, Chance Derseweh, Stephen Baldwin, Gary Minnis, Patrick Mann and Kenneth Hardaway serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Terry Stewart, Donnie “Rerun” Hart and Dale Browning.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 2-6pm and again on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 12Noon.
Mr. Holt was born November 29, 1946 in Springfield to the late Carl and Zanie Brandon Holt. He was a truck driver for Dorris Milling Company and was of the Free Will Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents Mr. Holt is preceded in death by his brother, Preston Holt. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Minnis Holt; daughters, Tammy L. Holt of TN Ridge, Kelly (Stephen) Baldwin of Springfield and Christy (Cory) Derseweh of Cross Plains; brothers, George A. Holt of Springfield and C. Edwin Holt of Nashville; grandchildren, Mandee Faulkner, Chance (Breanna) Derseweh and Hailey Baldwin; and great-grandchildren, Trinity A. Faulkner, Timothy “T.J.” Faulkner, Jr., and Aubree Lauren Derseweh is on the way.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to NorthCrest Hospice. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Naomi Love Smith, age 69, of Pleasant View passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at Centenniel Medical Center.
A private family memorial service will be held at Austin & Bell Pleasant View.
She was born June 26, 1948 in Nashville, TN to the late Olin and Maudie Love Johnson. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Martha Powell, Mary Nelson; brothers, Paul Johnson, David Johnson and James Johnson.
She was a retired Elementary School Teacher with Metro Nashville Public Schools and a member of Pleasant View First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Orville Smith; sons, Danny Ray Smith, Stephen Matthew (Jennifer) Smith; daughter, Sharon Rebecca (John) Parks; grandchildren, Dustin Smith, Daniel Smith, Matthew Smith, Parker Millison, Samuel Parks, Morgan Smith, Wesley Smith, Sarah Smith; great-grandchildren, McKenzie Smith and Sadie Smith.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Duard Wayne “Papa Wayne” Binkley age 78 of Pleasant View passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
The family will receive friends 2PM to 6PM on Sunday, Feb. 18th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Pleasant View and 10AM to 11AM Monday, Feb 19th at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church with the service following at 11AM at the church with Rev. Barry Simpson, Rev. Corey Minter and Rev. Tom Malone officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery with Rev. Gene Parton officiating.
He was born in Pleasant View, TN on November 24, 1939 to the late Virgil and Minnie Binkley. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Bonnie Binkley, Eugene Binkley, Marie Walker, Maudie Billingsly, Madell Binkley, Faye Seramie, Nellie Bridges and his best friend, Sugar (pet dog).
He was in the Transportation business and a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alice Faye Mayo Binkley; daughters, Anna (Robert) Newland, Cynthia Binkley, Raquel (Wayne) Walker; sisters-in-law, Ruth Binkley, Barbara Binkley; 21 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Dallas Beerman, Ryan Foust, Zachery Beerman, Corey Foust, John Newland, Michael Newland, Nick Knox and Randy Binkley. Honorary pallbearers will be Sean Crutcher, Michael Rogers and Jordan Chandler.
Age 65 of White House passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 at her home. She was born November 29, 1952 in Alamagordo, New Mexico to Pablo Martinez and Amancia Orosco Perea. She worked as housekeeping supervisor for White House Health Care & Rehab and was a member of Life Center. She enjoyed helping people. She loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a friend to all and “Mother” to many in the community.
She is preceded in death by her father,Pablo Martinez Perea; husband, Jeff Kluting; friend who was like a sister, Patricia Ursery.
She is survived by her sons, Paul Muncy, Hendersonville, TN and Billy (Jamie) Muncy, Portland, TN; daughter, Brandy (Gary) Diseker, Portland, TN; mother, Amancia Perea, White House, TN; brothers, Paul (Maria) Perea, CA, Patrick Perea, NM, Jerry (Rhonda) Perea, TX, Art (Tina) Perea, TN and Tad Woods, NM; sisters, Helen (Richard) Valenzuela, AZ, Rosie Chavez, NM Joann Belin, MD and Julie (Glenn) Petitt, TN; 6 grandchildren, Gauge Muncy, Dalton Muncy, Kylie Morgan, Ella Muncy, Dach Diseker and Danyssa Diseker; great-grandchild, Ryker Diseker.
A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Scott Cooper officiating. Visitation is planned for Saturday, February 17, 2018 4-8pm and Sunday, February 18, 2018 1-3pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Austin & Bell 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188.
Tina Rawls Henderson, age 54, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 19, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Dewey Keyes officiating. Burial will follow with Randy Henderson, Eric Starks, John Hall, Steve Rawls, Jr., Randy Lee Henderson, II, Kenny Rawls, Jr., Cody Robbins and Austin Dean serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mrs. Henderson was born July 18, 1963 in Springfield to the late James Virgil Rawls and Mrs. Nellie Talbert Rawls of Springfield. She was a homemaker and member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. She was kind and loving and had a big heart. She loved to talk to everyone and never met a stranger.
In addition to her mother Mrs. Henderson is survived by her husband, Stanley Henderson; sons, Eric Starks of Springfield, Stanley Henderson, Jr., of Smyrna and Randy Henderson of Greenbrier; daughters, Heather Starks of Springfield and Robin (John) Hall of Smyrna; brothers, James Vernon (Janice) Rawls of Dover, and Kenny W. (Tammy) Rawls, Stevie (Tina) Rawls and James Virgil (Christie) Rawls, all of Springfield; sister, Carolyn Gainous of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.