In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week July 17, 2016
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Wayne Bracey
Wayne Bracey, age 52 of Greenbrier, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Evans officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Ralph Bracey, Barry Fulton, Patrick Baldwin, Coby Wilson, Roger Herndon, and Kyle Herndon serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 until 8 PM and Friday from 9 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Bracey was born February 25, 1964 in Robertson County to Ralph and Jerry Ann Felts Bracey. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and the Robertson County Coon Club. He enjoyed coon hunting, swimming, watching movie, and listening to music. He loved Friday night football and any activity that involved his family.
He is survived by his parents, Ralph and Jerry Ann Bracey of Greenbrier; sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Barry Fulton of Springfield, Dee Herndon of Greenbrier, and Stephanie and Patrick Baldwin of Greenbrier; nephews and wives, Roger and Stephanie Herndon, Kyle and Hannah Herndon, and Coby Wilson; great niece, Harper Herndon; and great nephews, Max and Michael Herndon.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to NorthCrest Hospice. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Obituary for Karen Jones
Karen Jones, 58, of Springfield, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Summit Medical Center. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Fred E.A. Johnson officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 12:00 p.m.
Mrs. Jones was born on March 6, 1958 in Davidson County to the late Eugene and JoAnn Bruce Potts. She was an office manager for Dr. Donald Cox. Mrs. Jones enjoyed her grandchildren, fashion, decorating, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband: Chris Jones of Springfield, her son: Christopher McKelvey of Murfreesboro, her daughter: Andrea McKelvey of Madison, her sister: Wanda Warfield of White Bluff, and three grandchildren: Owen, Jack, and Sean.
In lieu of flower memorial contributions may be made to the Pearl Point Cancer Support. All donations can be sent in c/o the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Obituary for James Lantz
James Lantz, 59, of Springfield, died Monday July 11, 2016 at North Crest Medical Center. Memorial services were conducted Friday July 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. The family received friends on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Lantz was born October 10, 1956 in Red Oak, Iowa to the late Milton and Margaret Redman Lantz. He was a welder and of the Lutheran faith. Mr. Lantz loved watching both funny and sad movies, cooking, and spending time with the two loves of his life: his companion Ann and his loving dog Zipper.
Mr. Lantz is survived by his loving companion: Ann Starnes of Springfield, brothers: Douglas Lantz and Jeff Lantz both of Peachtree City, GA, Charles Lantz, Sr., of Casa Grande, AZ, sisters: Jane Fontana of Boston, MA, and Julia Lantz of Seattle, WA, and by several nieces and nephews
Obituary for Margaret Elizabeth Brown
Margaret Elizabeth Taylor Brown, 88, of Greenbrier, died Sunday July 10, 2016 at NHC Healthcare Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday July 14th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Clint Jones officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Terry Brown, Chad Cook, Curt Cook, Hunter Brown, Ricky Wilson, and Sam Wilson serving as pallbearers. The family received 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. Brown was born May 23, 1928 in Logan County, KY to the late John Thomas and Martha Jane Austin Taylor. She was a retired press operator from Atwood, and was of the Methodist faith. Mrs. Brown enjoyed gardening and sewing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Gilbert O. Brown, and by her siblings: Mary Ruth Baldwin, Martha Wilson, and Sarah Baldwin.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Gilbert Wayne and Marcia Brown of Springfield, David Lynn and Connie Brown of Goodlettsville, Terry and Danita Brown of Springfield, daughter and son-in-law: Marilyn Gayle and Charlie Cook, brothers: John Thomas Taylor, Jr., of Illinois, Joe Taylor of Greenbrier, James Taylor of Springfield, sisters: Maude Phillips of Indiana, Nancy Farmer of Clarksville, Nora Traughber of Springfield, Evie Lou Duncan of Goodlettsville, and Becky Taylor of Millersville, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.
Obituary for Helen Irene Clayborn
Helen Irene Clayborn, 85, of Springfield, died Saturday July 9, 2016 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday July 12th at 10:00 a.m. at the Milldale Chapel. Interment followed in Orlinda Cemetery. The family received friends on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Clayborn was born July 9, 1931 in Simpson County, KY to the late Arlo Bransford and Cora Gladys Neal Spivey. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Clayborn enjoyed sewing, fishing, quilting, and flowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Charles William Clayborn, Sr., and by her children: David Summers and Venita Hoskins.
Mrs. Clayborn is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Raymond and Carol Summers of Central City, KY, Willard Summers of Bowling Green, KY, Chuck and Vicki Clayborn, Jr., of Springfield, daughters and sons-in-law: Linda and Mike Vorick of Hoopeston, IL, Brenda and Doug Gum of Brownsburg, IN, Janet and Larry Norris of Springfield, and Nancy and Dusty Johnson of Orlinda, brother: Billy Joe Spivey of Franklin, KY, sisters: Mable Redferrin, Diane Wix, both of Cross Plains, Linda Seabolt of Milldale, Wanda Tate of Cross Plains, and Betty Jo Hodges of Portland, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Arrangements by the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Obituary for Dr John William O’Donnell, III
Dr. John William O’Donnell, III, age 67, of Springfield, TN, passed away July 16, 2016 at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 6 o’clock pm. in the Chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Springfield. Visitation will be 4pm until the hour of service at 6pm.
Dr. O’Donnell was born May 30, 1949 in Vermont to the late John William and Loretta “Dolly” Lockhart O’Donnell II. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville and Vanderbilt University Medical School Class of 1975.
For nearly thirty years he served the residents of Robertson County and surrounding communities. He loved golf, art, film, music, family and delivering babies. His immense generosity, his intellectual curiosity, and his sharp wit will be missed by friends and family.
Dr. O’Donnell is survived by his life partner, Judy Gant; sons, John William (Emily Ahlquist) O’Donnell IV of Chattanooga, TN. and Daniel Byron O’Donnell of Nashville, TN.; daughter, Audrey O’Donnell Patrick of Nashville, TN.; brothers, Tom (Pam) O’Donnell of Huntsville, AL., Jim (Kim) O’Donnell of Houston, TX., Dan (Nell) O’Donnell of Mobile, AL. and Mike O’Donnell of Decatur, AL.; sister, Patty (Jack) McCoy of Titusville, FL.; and 4 grandchildren, Liam, Finn, Molly and Ellie.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Shade Tree Clinic at Vanderbilt and may be sent to Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Springfield, TN. Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield was in charge of these arrangements.
Obituary for Robert Gary Allen
Robert Gary Allen, was born February 21, 1955, in West Covina, California, and passed into Glory on July 14, 2016 is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Chrissy Allen; He is also survived by his sons, Rusty Allen and his wife Ashley of Overton NV; his son, Danny Allen and wife, Elizabeth of Sandy Valley, NV; his son Chris Allen and wife, Sara of Mesquite, NV; his daughter and only baby girl Rachel Allen of Henderson, NV and 15 grandchildren.
He is also survived by his twin sister, Beverly Ringhiser and husband Jack of Pickerington, OH; his sister Diana Lingenfelder of Bend, OR and many nephews and nieces
Bob and Chrissy married February 5, 1982 and Bob pastored Faith Christian Fellowship in Henderson NV for 18 years. He had a great love and passion for teaching God’s Word and was a faithful steward of it and of the souls of those he pastored. His love for the Lord Jesus Christ was evident in every conversation he had and in the way he faithfully served the body of Christ. His never ending love for his wife Chrissy and their unified hearts for Christ and the church are legendary.
A celebration of life Service will be held at Calvary Bible Church in Joelton, TN on Thursday, July 21 @ 6:30pm. Visitation prior to services from 4:30-6:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask for donations be made to Calvary Bible Church and can be sent in c/o Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Pleasant View, TN. Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Pleasant View, TN assisted the family in the arrangements.
Obituary for Beatrice Ford
Beatrice Ford, age 95, of Joelton, died Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 o’clock am on Thursday, July 14th, 2016 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Clay King officiating. Committal service followed in EverRest of Cheatham with her nephew, John Bornstein officiating. Pallbearers were Kevin Ford, Jody Ford, John Paul Ford, Joshua Culwell, David Whitaker, and Chris Spencer.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 13th from 4-8:00PM and again on Thursday from 10:00AM till the hour of service.
Ms. Ford was born on January 21, 1921 in Davidson County to the late Ben & Novella Bornstein. She was a homemaker and a member of Battle Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Ford; brothers, Norman, Burton, and Benjamin F. Bornstein, Jr.; and sisters, Dorothy Grayson and Rosa Belle Handley.
She is survived by her sons, Rodney (Janice) Ford of Ashland City, Gary (Mikki) Ford of Ashland City; daughters, Shirley (William) Smith of Springfield, Vanessa (Roger Henry) Culwell of Madison; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; & 1 great-great-grandchild. Austin and Bell Funeral Home In Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.
Obituary for Frank Lee Callis
Frank Lee Callis, 75 of St. James passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
Mr. Callis was born January 6, 1941 in Tennessee; he was a dear man, a loving husband, father, and friend. Frank was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Southport, and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. He had played semi-pro baseball, enjoyed golf, tennis, football, and snow skiing. He had also been a Little League baseball coach as well as a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union #210 in Connecticut.
Survivors include his wife Lynn Callis of the home; three sons, Frank Lee Callis, Jr. and wife Penny of Springfield, TN, Stephen Alan Callis and wife Sheila of Sadlersville, TN, and Douglas Steven Callis and wife Mary of Killingworth, CT; two daughters, Donna Jean Broussard and husband Lee of Severna Park, MD, and Elana Beers and husband Emmett of Vestavia Hills, AL; a brother Michael Wayne Callis and wife Mary Alice; two sisters Greta Stainback and husband Ed, and Diane Whitlow and husband Lonnie; twelve grandchildren, Bradley Callis, Adam Callis, Stephen Callis, Andy Callis, Eric Callis, Michael Callis, Julia Callis, Kelly Broussard, Jennifer Broussard, Patrick Broussard, Mitchell Beers, and Alec Beers, and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Callis was preceded in death by his father Verner Callis; his mother Frances Darke; his step-father Kelly Mantlo; his step-mother Frances Callis; and a brother William Kelly Mantlo.
The funeral mass was held at noon on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Reverend Trent Watts officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Duke Medicine Development and Alumni Affairs; attn.: Ms. Blue Dean, 710 W. Main Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701.
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Obituary for Mary Towe Jones
Mary Elizabeth Towe Jones, age 87, of Adams, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at Whitehaven Assisted Living. Funeral services were held Friday, July 15, 2016 at Noon in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Joe Rushing and Dr. Tommy Crunk officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the funeral home from 4-6pm and again on Friday from 10am until the hour of service.
Mrs. Jones was born August 28, 1928 in Springfield to the late John Z. and Maude Bagwell Towe. She was a homemaker and member of the Main Street Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Jones is preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Jones, Sr., her daughter, Mary Lou Jones; sister, Maudie Lou Towe; and her brothers, Carney Lawrence Towe, Paul Towe and John Bailey Towe.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her son, Paul (Betty Jo) Jones, Jr. of Springfield and her daughter, Mary Beth Jones of New Bern, NC.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Main Street Church of Christ or to the Alzheimer’s Association. All donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell. Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.
Obituary for Kevin Michael Kimbley
Age 52 of White House passed away July 11, 2016 in Panama City, Florida. He was born March 7, 1964 in Owensboro, KY to Max and Ella Margaret Holder Kimbley. He worked as a nurse at Vanderbilt Medical Center. and was a member of Ridgetop Seventh Day Adventist Church. He loved politics and referred to himself as a “news junky”. Kimbley died tragically in a diving accident. FULL STORY
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Anna Kimbley; son, Michael Kimbley; daughters, Kayla Madison Kimbley, all of White House, TN and Amber (Josh) Benson, Fairborn, OH; father, Max (Judith) Kimbley, Lawrenceburg, TN; mother, Ella (David) Kidder, Arden, NC; brothers, Tony Kimbley, Collegedale, TN, Ryan Kimbley, Arden, NC and Caleb Kimbley, Nashville, TN; 3 grandchildren, Brent & Bryce Frye and Ava Benson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Elder Ervin Brown officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with Tony Kimbley, Ryan Kimbley, Caleb Kimbley, Dwayne Decker, Allen Decker and Eric Berger serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Tuesday 11am until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are humbly requested for the education fund for Michael and Kayla Kimbley c/o Austin and Bell Funeral Home. Remains Rest At Austin & Bell White House, TN.
Obituary for Bonnie Bell
Bonnie Bell touched so many lives during her lifetime and many are blessed to call Bonnie “Friend”. Bonnie Lynn Davis was born April 7, 1940 in Atlanta, Ga. She was the only child of James and Etta Davis. She moved to Nashville, TN when she was 3 years old.
Bonnie grew up on Woodmont Blvd. and went to Stokes School and Hillsboro High School where she played basketball, ran track and cheered. She was active in student government and was elected Student Body Secretary her senior year. Bonnie was voted Prom Queen, and was selected as “Best All Round” and “Most Popular” by her peers! Most of Bonnie’s friends would agree that she was blessed and lived a very charmed life!
After high school, Bonnie went to Vanderbilt, where she pledged Tri-Delt and was President of her Pledge Class. She was elected to Student Senate and was very active in intramural sports. Bonnie was a cheerleader for the Commodores and was nominated for “Miss VU”. Bonnie married her high school sweetheart, Mack Rolfe and lived briefly in Texas and Florida. They had three sons, including John Rolfe and twins Jim and Dick Rolfe.
They moved back to Nashville, where Bonnie became very active in The Panhellenic Council representing the Tri-Delt’s. She was also the co-chair of publicity when The Eve of Janus was first launched. Shortly after their return to Nashville, Bonnie found herself a single mom of three boys under the age of four. She got her first job at the First American National Bank in The Business Development Department. She then worked for Fridrich and Hooper (now Fridrich and Clark). She handled the role of a single mom for 5 1/2 years.
This all changed when she met the love of her life, Carney Rickman Bell through his sister, Linda Bell Sims. They were married, and started their life together in Springfield, TN. Bonnie inherited amazing twin girls-Karen and Sperry, age 14 and a wonderful boy, Bob age 11. Her boys were 10 and 8 at the time and needless to say their family was officially the “Brady Bunch”. The union was formed at a beautiful ceremony in the home of Dr. Tommy and Trish Frist, and her crew arrived in Springfield in June of 1974.
Bonnie sold real estate for a while in Springfield, then founded a jewelry business called The Karat Patch with one of her good real estate friends. The business quickly grew, and evolved into a successful wholesale jewelry company named Seasons Jewelry. Bonnie’s partner retired in 1996 and her son Dick joined the business. Dick helped grow the business tremendously through Collegiate Licensed jewelry!
In the meantime, all six children grew up ….graduated high school ……graduated from the University of Mississippi….got jobs….got married….. and gave Bonnie and Carney fourteen grandchildren! Life was good!
Then in 1998, their world was rocked when Carney was thrown from a horse on their family farm…..life-flighted to Vanderbilt, and initially given a very slight chance of survival. The Lord listened to the family’ prayers and prayers from people all over the country, and Carney slowly recovered.
Bonnie and Carney then moved to their farm, Bell Bottom Farms, as that was where Carney (“Pop”) loved to be. They later moved to Nashville, to be close to their growing family. Bonnie and the rest of the family were very blessed to have Carney for another 16 years after his accident.
Bonnie worked hard for many years and loved every minute of it. She met many people throughout her life and loved spending time with friends both old and new. She traveled to many foreign countries and made friends all over the world. She loved to take relaxing mini vacations to unwind at the beach or in the mountains. Most of all, Bonnie enjoyed spending time with family and watching her grandchildren grow. It is comforting to know that she is with “Pop” now. She has dearly missed him for the last three and a half years. Heaven has received an amazing Angel. She will be missed.
Bonnie is survived by her children, John (Vanessa) Rolfe of Nashville, Jim (Mary K.) Rolfe of Dallas, TX, Dick (Michelle) Rolfe of Franklin, TN, Karen (Bruce) Bell Moore of Nashville, Sperry (Heber) Bell Simmons of Nashville and Bob (Mary Lee) Bell of Springfield, TN; grandchildren, Tyler Moore, Margaret Anne Moore, Mitchell Moore, Blake Stadler, Briley Bell, Rickman Bell Dutton, Analeese Bell, Becca Rolfe, Jenna Rolfe, Davis Rolfe, Quinn Rolfe, Campbell Rolfe, Nick Rolfe and Richard Rolfe; and great-grandchild, Henry Jack Dutton.
Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 2-8pm and at the Springfield First United Methodist Church on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 12 Noon until the hour of service at 1pm. Private burial followed with Tyler Moore, Mitchell Moore, Davis Rolfe, Nick Rolfe, Richard Rolfe and Bob Bell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Tommy Frist, Jr., Steve Riven, Justice Frank Drowota, Herb Kneeland, Bubba Woodfin, Bob Hardison, Bruce Moore, Heber Simmons, III, Michael Dutton, Jim Stadler, Jr., John Barker, Allen Bryan, Toney Catignani, Woody Sims, Dave Malone, David Jones and Lee Barfield.
The family requests donations be made to the Springfield First United Methodist Church, to Project Redesign or to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. All donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell. Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.
Obituary for John Charles Hicks
John Charles Hicks, age 25 of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Detective Lynn Hicks of the Goodlettsville Police Department and his grandmother, Leslie Cooke.
He is survived by his daughter, Braelynn Hicks; mother, Jenni Hicks-Griffin; sister, Elizabeth Hicks; brothers, David and Daniel Griffin.
His family received friends from 5 p.m. until his Celebration of Life Service at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15 from the Chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Services were conducted by Chaplin John Briggs.
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