In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Jan. 24, 2018 – Jan. 30, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Tommy Mayes
Thomas Alton “Tommy” Mayes, 82, of Greenbrier, died Monday January 29, 2018 at Brookdale in Goodlettsville. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday January 31st at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenbrier United Methodist Church with Pastor Don Sensing and Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Mayes, Cliff Horn, Clifton Horn, Ethan Horn, Richard Clark, and Cameron Clark serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Greenbrier United Methodist Church.
Mr. Mayes was born October 19, 1935 in Robertson County to the late Homer Alton and Margaret Crawford Mayes. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked many years with Boyd Distributing Company, and then retired from Tennessee Light & Appliance. After his retirement, he served as custodian of Greenbrier United Methodist Church. Mr. Mayes was a charter member of the Springfield Civitan Club and was a lifelong member of Greenbrier United Methodist Church. He was a Draftsman, enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and was an avid Vanderbilt Commodore’s fan. He loved his family and his favorite pastime was being with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Norman Bruce Mayes. Mr. Mayes is survived by his wife of 60 years, Peggy Riggins Mayes of Greenbrier, daughter and son-in-law: Margaret Ann and Jim Williams of Greenbrier, grandchildren: Duncan Williams and wife Katie, Kathryn Criswell and husband Kevin, Kaitlyn Williams, great grandchildren: Lucas Williams and Andrew Criswell, several nieces and nephews
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenbrier United Methodist Church Memorial Fund
Lorelle Dunn Groves, age 97 of Springfield, died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Bill Groves, Joe Groves, Ed Groves, Jerry Groves, Jeff Groves, and Larry Knight serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 2 until 7 PM and Friday from 9 AM until the hour of service.
Mrs. Groves was born August 14, 1920 in Robertson County to the late James A. and Charlie Moore Hayes Dunn. She was a member of Main St. Church of Christ, was a retired bookkeeper, and also sold Tupperware for over 40 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Groves; a granddaughter, Lea Ann Groves; and a great grandson, Jordan Stark.
She is survived by her sons, Bill Groves of Cross Plains, Joe Groves and wife Sandy of Springfield, Ed Groves and wife Joy of Springfield, Jerry Groves of Springfield, and Jeff Groves and wife Trudy of Springfield; daughters, Nancy G. Bees of Holly, MI, Joyce G. Knight and husband Larry of Greenbrier, and Polly G. Vaughn of Portland; Brother, Jimmy Dunn of Madison; sisters, Frankie Murphy of Bellevue and Linda Teasley and husband Joe of Chapmansboro; sisters-in-law, Dot Fuqua of Springfield and Jean Keith of Springfield; 23 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Main St. Church of Christ. All donations may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Billy Darrell Adams, 66, of Cedar Hill, died Monday January 29, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Friday February 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Jonathan Deadmon officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeff Ellis, Danny Elliott, Drew Cobb, Edwin Lance, Matthew Green, James McKinney, and Fred Rich serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Reeves and Tony Farmer. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Billy was born March 6, 1951 in Robertson County to the late John Darrell and Frances Christine Ellis Adams. He was a retired farmer and a member of Flewellyn Baptist Church. Billy loved raising tobacco, collecting antique tractors, hog killing time and making sausage. He is survived by his wife: Sue Hardison Adams of Cedar Hill, daughters and son-in-law: Kristal and Edwin Lance of Cedar Hill, Brittany Adams of Cedar Hill, brothers: Jerry Adams of Springfield, Larry and Timmy Adams both of Homestead, FL, Dennis Adams of Eagleville, sisters: Velda Krancer of Springfield, Connie Rich of Bowling Green, KY, grandchildren: Graci, Ethan, and Jace Lance.
Mattie Mae Jernigan, age 94 of Nashville, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville. She was married to the late Lenard Jernigan.
Mattie was born June 2, 1923 in Robertson County to the late Walter and Marie Shannon. She retired from St. Cecilia in Nashville where she was a nurse. For many years she was a member of Bridge Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, Mattie was preceded in death by sons, James Jernigan and Paul Jernigan, and a daughter, betty Jo Jernigan.
Mattie leaves to cherish memory in her sons, Wade (Valerie) Jernigan of Nashville, Steve (Mary) Jernigan of Nashville, Jeff Jernigan of Nashville, and Frank (Annie) Jernigan of Cross Plains; daughters, Linda (Charlie) Starks of Franklin, KY and Katherine Bell of Bowling Green, KY; and a hosts of Grandchildren, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 12:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with pastor Ricky Blakemore delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery in Orlinda with Kenneth Jernigan, Scott Jernigan, Troy Starks, Clay Jernigan, Raymond Bell, Keith Bell, Stephen Starks, and Ian Starks serving as pallbearers. Granddaughter will serve as flower bearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.
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Obituary for Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Lewis
Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Lewis, age 94 of Hendersonville, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018. She was born in Smith County, Tennessee, to Joe W. and Mary Burford Carpenter. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed sewing, cooking and crafts.
In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil P. Lewis. She is survived by her daughters, Doris Ann (Ben) Bush, Linda (Joe) Gibson, and Karen Lewis; her brother, Joe Ford (Alene) Carpenter; her grandchildren, Trey (Cindy) Bush, Alan (Jennifer) Bush, Kevin (Jess) Bush, Joe (Brandon) Gibson IV, Steve (Beth) Gibson, and Brenda Gibson; and her great-grandchildren, Travis, Thomas, Emma and Abby Bush, and Owen, Carolann and Callie Gibson; and her nephews, Hugh and Joel Carpenter.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 30, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm, with an Easter Star Service beginning at 7:00pm; and again on Wednesday from 10:00am until her Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will include The Seasoned Shepherds of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and Hendersonville OES Chapter #477. Active Pallbearers will be Steve Gibson, Joe Gibson IV, Kevin Bush, Trey Bush, Alan Bush, Thomas Bush and Travis Bush.
Memorial Contributions may be made in her memory to The Shriners Childrens Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Age 85 of Greenbrier went home to be with the Lord Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born April 8, 1932 in Carthage, TN to Mitchell T and Espie C. Thompson Long. She worked as a molder in fiberglass manufacturing before her retirement and was a member of Turning Point Church in Madison, TN. Mrs. O’Saile loved traveling but most of all she loved her church and her Lord. It was her sincere desire to see all of her family in church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, George T. O’Saile; brothers, Delmas Long and Willie C. Long; sister, Irene Hallum; sister-in-law, Helen Long. She is survived by her son, George Michael O’Saile, Greenbrier, TN; daughters, Sharon Hicks, White House, TN and Sandra McGregor, Portland, TN; brothers, Johnny (Betty) Long, Goodlettsville, TN, Donald Lee Long, Madison, TN and Thomas Wayne (Martha) Long, Goodlettsville, TN; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday January 30, 2018 at 1pm at Turning Point Church 1011 East Old Hickory Boulevard Madison, TN 37115 with Pastor J. Kurtis Burton officiating. Visitation is planned for Monday, January 29, 2018 4-8pm and Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10am until the time of the service at the church. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Paul Hicks, Josh McGregor, Joey O’Saile, Jeremy O’Saile, Shane King and Gary Hallum serving as pallbearers.
Evelyn Ellis Martin, age 77 of Greenbrier, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at her residence.
The family received friends from 1pm to 5 pm on Sunday, January 28, 2018 and from 9am to 11am on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service was at 11am on Monday with Bro. Rob Caton and Bro. Roy McConnell officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery.
She was born in Old Hickory on October 21, 1940 to the late Jack and Edith Webster Ellis. She was also preceded in death by brother, Kenneth Ellis.
She was a homemaker and retired as a Nurse at Elmhurst Nursing Home. Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved cooking and spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren..
She is survived by her husband, Ronald W. Martin, Sr.; children, Ronald W. (Letitia) Martin, Elaine (Terry) Joyce, Melissa (Leslie) Dick, Steven (Vicky Lynn) Martin, Mitzi Birdwell, Ricky (Susan) Martin; brothers, Charles (Rose) Ellis, Wayne (Ken) Ellis; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brian McAlister, G.K. Seeley, Josh Elliott, Brad Martin, Brandon Martin, Chad Dick and Travis McAlister. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jarrett McQuiston, Jacob McQuiston, Joseph McQuistion and Dan Atkins.
Christina Maston Stroud, age 92, of Hendersonville and formerly of Stroudsville and Springfield, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at NHC of Hendersonville surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Gene Brown officiating. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Scott Stroud, Keith Willocks, Steve Jones, Steve Nicholson, Nicky Nicholson and Jay Tucker serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mrs. Stroud was born November 25, 1925 in Northampton, England to the late William and Ethel Thorton Maston. She worked at Wilson Sporting Goods.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Stroud is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Stroud, her brother, Horace Maston and her sister, Joan Joynes.
Mrs. Stroud is survived by her son, Donn (Judi) Stroud of Scottsdale, AZ; daughter, Dianne (Tommy) Willocks of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Scott (Elizabeth) Stroud and Alison (David) Lucas; and 4 great-grandchildren.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Mrs. Stroud’s memory. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Geneva Penick, age 87 of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on January 25, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Owen Penick; her parents, Charles B. and Lillian Pearl English; and her brother, Bobby English. She is survived by her daughter, Bettie Russell; her sisters, Louise Weir, Margie Simpson and Carolyn Hall; her grandchildren, Stacy (Jimmy) Jenkins, and Kerri (Ronnie) Bass; her great-grandchildren, Kayla (Marcus) Slater, McKenzie Jenkins, Owen Bass and Ellis Bass: and her great-great-granddaughter due in April, Zoe Caroline Slater.
A Gathering of Family and Friends was held at 1:00pm on Sunday, January 28, in the Chapel at Smith’s Grove Cemetery with interment at 2:00pm. Services were officiated by Pastor Tim Colovos. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Jenkins, Ronnie Bass, Marcus Slater, Danny Wells, Owen Bass and Ellis Bass.
Kathy Lynn Fiveash Gardner, age 62 of Hendersonville, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. She was a devoted wife, and was a loving daughter and sister. Kathy was loved by all who knew her. She loved fishing and cooking, and was the best aunt and great-aunt ever.
Kathy is preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie Jean Fiveash and her husband, Jimmy Gardner. She is survived by her Father, Billy Fiveash; her sisters, Pamela Jean Fiveash (Karl) Ulrich and Vicki Elizabeth Fiveash (Michael) Brown; nieces and nephews, Carla Jean Ulrich, Heather Marie Mendez, Morgan Whitleigh Ulrich, Krista Lynn Newman, Kaci Blair Mexic, and Kimber Whitney Johnson; and great-nieces and nephews, Rayne Mendez, Cannon Mendez, Kayden Newman, Levi Nance, Lynnlie Johnson, Adelyn Johnson, Micah Mexic, and Logan Mexic.
Her family will receive friends on Friday, February 2, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm and again on Saturday, February 3, from 10:30am until her Celebration of Life Service at 11:30 from the Chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Vesta Dunlop officiating. Interment will follow in Beech Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will include Karl Ulrich, Michael Brown, Chris Johnson, Drew Mexic and Ronald Mendez. Family and Friends will serve as active pallbearers.
Ruth Stewart Brown, age 96, of Cedar Hill, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12 Noon in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Joe Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 11am until the hour of service at 12 Noon.
Ms. Brown was born August 20, 1921 in Cottage Grove, TN to the late Jerry and Vera Farris Stewart. She worked as a seamstress at Chrysler.
In addition to her parents Ms. Brown is preceded in death by her brothers, Arlin Stewart and Basil Stewart, and her sister, Elsie Killibrew.
Ms. Brown is survived by her son, Glen (Marie) Brown of Cedar Hill; sister, Louise (Jim) Beshears of Smithville, TN; grandchildren, Richard (Stevie) Brown and David (Karen) Brown; 2 great-grandchildren; and step-granddaughter, Debbie Rife and family. Ms. Brown is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and devoted friends who will all miss her very much.
Age 55 of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at his home. He was born May 25, 1962 in Springfield, TN to Jimmy and Sue Ann West. He worked as an auto mechanic and had been employed at Huffines Garage. He was a loving father and grandfather, always referrning to the girls as his princesses and the boys as his princes.
He is preceded in death by his mother; brother James Anthony “TC” Chowning. He is survived by his son, Corporal Stephen Wayne Chowning, Jr., Greenbrier, TN; daughter, Amesty Marie Chowning(Jason Lindsay), White House, TN; father, Jimmy (Barbara) Chowning, Elkton, KY; brothers, Robert “Robbie” West, Ronnie Dale Chowning and Kevin Chowning, all of Greenbrier, TN; sister, Connie Chowning, Hendersonville, TN; sister-in-law, Suzanne Pope, Greenbrier, TN; half sisters, Karen Fletcher and Angela Orr, both of KY; 5 grandchildren, Makayla, Jaden, Marcus, G’Corey and Ashton Chowning, all of Greenbrier, TN.
Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Donnie Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in Greenbrier City Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Saturday, February 3, 2018 10am-1pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to help family with funeral expenses to Austin & Bell Funeral Home.
Thomas Cleo McClendon, age 76 of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018.
He was retired from Armstrong Tire, TVA, and was a General Contractor and owner of Thomas McClendon Remodeling Service. Thomas was a loving husband, Dad and Pawpaw. He loved kids, hunting, fishing and helping others; but, most of all, he loved the Lord.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Dorothy McClendon; his son, Tim McClendon; and his sister, Carol Roberson. He is survived by his best friend and the love of his life, his wife of 34 years who will love him forever, Bonnie McClendon; his daughters, Mischa (Woody) Thomason and Teresa (Brian) Bowman; his daughter-in-law, Lisa McClendon; his sons, Troy (Stephanie) McClendon and Wayne (Chere) Pitcock; his brother, Ira “Bubba” (Jackie) McClendon; his sister, Patsy Frazier; and his grandchildren, Kaylee and Kara Reese, Dalton and Dakota McClendon, Bryce and Brooke Bowman, Cory, Luke and Sam McClendon, and Jerry Sloan Pitcock; several nieces and nephews; and many loving extended family members and friends.
The Family will receive friends on Friday, February 16, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. A private interment for immediate family only is scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital or Shriners Hospitals for Children.