In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Jan. 18, 2018 – Jan. 24, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Charles Raymond Haley Sr.
Charles Raymond Haley, Sr., 74, of Springfield, died Tuesday January 23, 2018 at North Crest Medical Center. There will be a visitation with the family on Friday January 26th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Mr. Haley was born December 17, 1943 in Robertson County to the late Homer Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Mantlow Haley. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a retired Waste Water Supervisor from the City of Springfield. Mr. Haley enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising bees. He was a licensed electrician and a member of the Robertson County Bee Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Homer, Bobby, James Roy, and David Haley.
Mr. Haley is survived by his son: Charles Raymond Haley, Jr., of Springfield, daughters and son-in-law: Crystal and Steven McDougal of Springfield, Tammy Haley of Springfield, step-children: Terry (Stephanie) Tanner of Greenbrier, Teresa Barber of Springfield, Mary (Jackie) Wolfe of Franklin, KY, sisters: Nancy Lemmons of Portland, Mary Alice Jones of Springfield, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren.
Joe Lynn Youngblood, 78, of Springfield, died Sunday January 21, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday January 24th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Mr. Youngblood was born September 11, 1939 in Springfield to the late Ben and Marie Hancock Youngblood. He graduated from Chattanooga High School and then served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Youngblood retired from Unarco, where he was a machine mechanic. He enjoyed genealogy, archeology, collecting old movies and Hardy Boy books. He was a member of the Springfield Dance Studio, and enjoyed participating with his fellow dancers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Bill Youngblood.
Mr. Youngblood is survived by his brother and sister-in-law: Jack and Marsha Youngblood of Fredericksburg, VA, nieces: Kelly Youngblood of Chattanooga, Sarah Larochelle of Fredericksburg, VA, nephew: Scott Youngblood of California, and great niece: Hannah Larochelle of Fredericksburg, VA
Elizabeth Dozier Riggins “Betty” Gamble, 75, of Cedar Hill, died Sunday January 21, 2018 at St. Thomas Hospital West. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday January 24th at 11:00 a.m. in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Reverend Dewey Keys and Tim Harris officiating. Pallbearers will be Christopher Gamble, Connor Gamble, Wade Riggins, Tim Riggins, Clay Riggins, and Garry Pangborn. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Mrs. Gamble was born August 24, 1942 in Robertson County. She worked 21 years for the Robertson County Planning and Zoning office, and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Mrs. Gamble enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and spending time on facebook. She was preceded in death by her mother: Barbara Dozier Riggins Trogdon, and by her brother: Leonard “Bubbie” Riggins.
Mrs. Gamble is survived by her husband of 54 years: Paul Gamble of Cedar Hill, son and daughter-in-law: Wayne and Tracy Gamble of Pelham, NH, daughter and son-in-law: Elizabeth “Sissy” and Garry Pangborn of Pleasant View, sister and brother-in-law: Peggy and Tommy Mayes of Greenbrier, sister in love: Naomi Riggins of Springfield, grandchildren: Chloe Pangborn, Christopher and Connor Gamble.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Baptist Church
Ada Mai Wilkerson Gardner, 83, of Springfield, died Sunday January 21, 2018 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday January 25th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Clay Dietz, Foster Porter, Bennet Porter, Jason Butterworth, Larry Dietz, and Jim Butler serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Kyle Dietz, Cade and Trey Butler. The family will receive 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. Gardner was born November 7, 1934 in Robertson County to the late Albert and Edna Mai Lawrence Wilkerson. She was a homemaker and of the United Methodist faith. Mrs. Gardner enjoyed spending time with her family and shopping. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Robert “Bob” Gardner, by her sister: Evelyn Mabry, and by her son-in-law: Burt Butterworth.
Mrs. Gardner is survived by her daughters: Theresa Ledbetter of Springfield and Fletta Butterworth of Springfield, sisters: Ann Wooden of Springfield, Judy Wilson of Smithville, grandchildren: Treva Dietz, Brittney Butler, Jennifer Butterworth, Reggie Ledbetter, Jason Butterworth, and Robert Butterworth, eleven great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren
The family wishes to extend their love and appreciation to the staff at NHC Healthcare and Caris Hospice for the love and care shown to Mrs. Gardner
Nancy Edwina Reddick, 74, of Greenbrier, died Sunday January 21, 2018 at Gallatin Healthcare Center. There will be a visitation with the family on Thursday January 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Mrs. Reddick was born March 5, 1943 in Montgomery County to the late Bill and Amanda Shearon Bagwell.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Reddick is survived by her husband: Doug Reddick of Greenbrier, sons: Dwayne (Deede) Bagwell, Jeff (Sherry) Bagwell, and Robin (Sherry) Bagwell all of Henrietta, brother: Robert (Priscella) Bagwell of Clarksville, sister: Rachel Pace of Clarksville, grandchildren: Kayla Gentry, Courtney Clayton, Jeffery Ambrosch, Clint Ambrosch, Laurie Bagwell, Luke Bagwell, Andrew Bagwell, and Allison Bagwell, and five great grandchildren.
The family request that no flowers be sent and that if so desired a memorial contribution may be made to a church of your choice
Dave Malone, 66, of Orlinda, died Friday January 19, 2018 at his home. The family received friends on Monday January 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Mr. Malone was born May 20, 1951 in Owensboro, KY to the late Chet and Wilma Woosley Malone. He was a retired general manager for the Ponderosa Steak House that formerly operated in Springfield. Mr. Malone was a member of the Highland Rim Senior Golf Association. He enjoyed playing golf, poker, pool, his guitar, drums, and singing.
Mr. Malone is survived by his wife: Tammy Wilson Malone, sons and daughters-in-law: Dylan and Gina Malone of Everett, WA, Shawn and Mary Malone of Hilliard, OH, daughters and sons-in-law: Kera Malone of Portland, Callie and Joe Lemmons of Portland, brother: Bruce Malone of Ocala, FL, and nine grandchildren.
Barbara Kay Weaver Morrison, 75, of Springfield, died Thursday January 18, 2018 at Whitehaven Assisted Living in Adams. Funeral services were conducted Monday January 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Joe Hinkle and Reverend Vance Tague officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Scott Reynolds, Christopher MacArthur, Josh McKinney, James Humphrey, Joseph Morrison, Jr., James McKinney, Jonathan Morrison, and Austin Morrison serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at the funeral home
Mrs. Morrison was born May 19, 1942 in Robertson County to the late James Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Gentry Weaver. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Mrs. Morrison loved word find puzzles and going to the Robertson County Senior Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Richard Edward Morrison.
Mrs. Morrison is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Roy and Sondra Morrison of Clarksville, Joseph and Angela Morrison of Nashville, her daughters and sons-in-law: Diana and Mark Beard of Slayden, Julie and Donnie Reynolds of Springfield, fourteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association
Joyce Ann Lower, age 62 of Hendersonville, passed away on Tuesday morning, January 23, 2018. She was a loving wife, mother and sister. Joyce enjoyed cooking, sewing and crafts. She was a big supporter of the “Special Olympics”. She was also a volunteer at Room At The Inn.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Maxine Horvath. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Rex Lower; her son, Brett Lower; and her sisters, Connie Baker, Molly Wise and Janice Steenberg.
There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends on Saturday, January 27, from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville. Memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Special Olympics or Room At The Inn.
Eufemia Bencito, age 98, of Antioch, Tennessee, died Friday, January 19, 2018, at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o’clock pm, Saturday, January 27th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Pastor Rene C. Abella officiating. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with family serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, January 27th, beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.
Mrs. Bencito was born on September 24, 1919 in Gen. Aguinaldo, Philippines to the late Victor and Dominga Soverano Dimapilis. She was an accomplished dress maker and was a born again Christian.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, five sisters, a step-son, and a step-daughter.
Mrs. Bencito is survived by sons, Josue (Celia) Bencito, Jessie (Gabriela) Bencito, Jeremias Bencito; daughters, Glory (Isidro, Jr.) Soriano, Evangelina (Antonio) Catungal, Eunice (Francisco) Mappala; thirteen grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
William Anthony (Tony) Person, age 48 of Hendersonville, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2018. He was born on October 9th, 1969, at the Abiertas Home, Quezon City, Philippines. His given name at birth was Antonio Plameras. Tony was brought to America by his two mothers, Dorothy and Pauline Person, and via the following House of Representatives Bill: S. 1675. The bill that was passed on November 16, 1971, made it possible for Tony to spend his remaining life as a citizen of the United States.
Tony leaves behind his beloved children: His son, Za Person (17), and his daughter, Zion Person (15). Tony also leaves behind his band, and his extended family, Credence Found.
Tony was a longtime Sumner County resident. He was raised in Hendersonville, and graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1988. He then moved to Richmond Virginia where he attended and graduated from, Virginia Commonwealth University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art. He spent his remaining years in the house where he was raised on Anchor Drive, Hendersonville.
More than anything, Tony was a father, an artist, and a musician. He enjoyed traveling extensively, especially for the purposes of studying art and enjoying good food–Italy being one of his favorite places. Tony deeply loved sharing and making music with others, and he leaves behind a legacy of profound beauty and creativity through his songs and his artwork, including the love he extended to everyone he met. He also enjoyed studying the Bible, and was a devout member of the church, Ransom Temple. He considered his church family his second home.
Tony always had a thoughtful word for everyone he met. He was gentle; he was kind; he was generous; and he was too sweet for this world.
His family will receive friends on Saturday, February 3, from 11:00am until his Celebration of Life Service at 1:00pm from the Chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Pastor Rosemary officiating. Honorary Pallbearer will be Frank Muse. Active Pallbearers will be Sean Rhea, Richard Varno, Michael Cooper, Tracey West, Aleksey Gulyamov, Jerry Huddleston and Danny J. Brown. Interment will be in Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
Gary “Red” Randall Heathman, age 61, of Pleasant View, died Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock pm, Sunday, January 21st at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Jason Carney officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with Elmer Heathman, Billy Conn Winters, Joe Fort, Tony Crick, David Webb, Mickey Drake, Mike Poole, and Danny Hollis serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Hunter Heathman, Bruce Drake, Rickey Redmond, Max Hunt, Don Hunt, Don Nicholson, Dennis Gilmore, Charlie DeMoss, Floyd Bolton, Tony Dowlen, and John Binkley.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 4:00-8:00PM on Saturday, January 20th, and again on Sunday beginning at 11:00AM until the service at 2:00PM.
Red was born on March 6, 1956 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Hilliard “Pickle” and Imogene Winters Heathman. He was employed at Pro Graphics Blueprint Company and was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his sons, Pete Heathman of Pleasant View, Jason (Courtney) Heathman of Clarksville; daughters, Tressa (Mike) Suiters of Ashland City, Angel (J.R.) King of Dickson; sister, Cynthia Fort of Ashland City; grandchildren: Savannah, Ashley, Dylan, Nathan, Ethan, Ashtyn, and Emery.