In Loving Memory: Obituaries From July 12, 2018 – July 17, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Robert L. Norman
Robert Lee Norman, 88, of Springfield, passed away Monday July 16, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday July 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Joe Rushing officiating. Interment will follow in the Cross Plains Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Norman was born May 20, 1930 in Robertson County to the late Jesse Vernon and Eula Dowell Norman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a Sergeant during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Norman was a retired tow motor operator for Peterbilt and was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Bettie Norman, by his great grandson: Justin Lee “Red” McGhee, and by his sister: Edna Yates Graves. Mr. Norman is survived by his son: Steve Norman of Springfield, daughter: Theda McGhee and Walter Reynolds of Springfield, grandson: Shaun McGhee and wife Kelley of Springfield, great grandson: Kaelin McGhee of Springfield.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Main Street Church of Christ
Katherine Willhite West, age 93 of Springfield, TN died Friday July 13, 2018 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield, TN. Funeral services was held at 10 am on Tuesday July 17, 2018 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Bond officiating. Burial followed at 3:30 pm on Tuesday in the Sand Springs Memorial Gardens in Monterey, TN. Harold West, Brian West, Jacob Beaty, Mike Beaty, Mike Byrum and David Fallert will serve as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8 pm and again on Tuesday from 9 am until 9:45 am.
Mrs. West was born September 10, 1924 in Putnam Co., TN to the late Fred and Sarah Gamble Willhite. Her husband, Arnold B. West and nine siblings also preceded her in death. She attended Adairville Baptist Church and was a retired inspector with General Motors.
Surviving Mrs. West are her son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Paulette West of Springfield, TN; grandchildren, Brian (Libby) West, Renee (Michael) Beaty and great grandson, Jacob Beaty, all of Putnam Co. TN.
If so desired, the family request that memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. All donations may be sent care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Eddie William Chaffin, 63, of Cross Plains, passed away on Friday July 13, 2018 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday July 16th at 3:00 p.m. at the Milldale Chapel with Brother Gary McCaleb and Brother David Harper officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with David Spivey, Chris Douglas, Darrell Chambliss, Charlie Edwards, Tommie Edwards, Paul Bailey, and Billy Hornberger, Jr. serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Davis, Bob Glenn, Don Escue, and Dale Spivey. The family received friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Milldale Chapel.
Mr. Chaffin was born August 14, 1954 in Davidson County to the late Lester and Mary Louise Maddux Chaffin. He previously worked for the Metro Police department and was a Lieutenant. He was a retired truck driver from the State of Tennessee and was a member of Greenwood Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Chaffin loved motorcycles, mustangs, and antique cars. He loved playing practical jokes on people and making them laugh.
Mr. Chaffin is survived by his wife: Regina Rigsby Chaffin of Cross Plains, son: Branson Chaffin of Flordida, and his daughter: Michelle Chaffin of Cottontown.
If so desired, contributions may be made to the Robertson County Funeral Home for the Eddie Chaffin Memorial Fund.
Clay Anthony Parker, 1 month old infant, passed away on Thursday July 12, 2018 at North Crest Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday July 17th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakland Cemetery. The family received friends on Tuesday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Clay was born June 8, 2018 in Robertson County. Although his life was brief on this earth, he brought much love and warmth to all of his family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Randy Morris and Douglas Samuelson.
Clay is survived by his parents: MaKenzie Butler and Justin Parker of Springfield, his grandparents: Robert and Kelly Parker of Springfield, Bobby and Brenda Whiting of Palm Bay, FL, and Lillian Willis of Springfield, his great grandparents: Clifford and Frances Smith of Greenbrier, and Susan Taber of Illinois, and by several aunts and uncles.
Clarence Heuland Biggs, age 86, of Springfield, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Jerry Heflin and Brother Jeff Randolph officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Caleb Reeder, Seth Traughber, Dylan Carter, Dawson Carter, Cole Dean, Kevin Dean and Bob Adcox serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mr. Biggs was born September 1, 1931 in Springfield to the late Clarence David and Nancy Binkley Biggs. He worked as a truck driver, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Eastland Heights Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents Mr. Biggs is preceded in death by his sisters, Hettie Sedar and Lucille Adcox; daughter, Debbie Yeager; and his son, Bob Biggs.
Mr. Biggs is survived by his wife, Mary Katherine “Snooky” Randolph Biggs; son, Michael Bruce Biggs of Springfield; step-sons, Ricky (Sharon) Crain and Royce (Lynette) Crain, both of Springfield; daughters, Nancy Elaine Sneed of Cedar Hill, Shelly Ford of Portland and Meleah Lynn (Lee) Carter of Smyrna; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
CAPT. (U.S. NAVY-RET.) William Jerry Fogle was born October 12, 1936, in Aurora, MO. He was the son of Arthur A. and Marjorie Fogle. As he frequently told people, Jerry proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy for 31 years, 8 months and 4 days, and retired as a Captain on March 31, 1989. Jerry served on the USS Kitty Hawk, USS Coral Sea and defended our country in Vietnam. Jerry received numerous medals, including a Bronze Star with Combat V and a Purple Heart. During his career, he was stationed throughout the world, including Okinawa, Hawaii, Iceland and England. He retired in Portland, Tennessee, and was very active as a community volunteer and working with the youth athletic soccer network as a referee for many years. He loved living in Portland and enjoyed his many friends in the community.
Jerry is survived by his five sons — Barry Fogle (wife Angie) of Goodlettsville, TN, Brett Fogle (wife Debbie) of White House, TN, Eric Fogle of Nashville, TN, Sgt. Lance Fogle (wife Sara), currently stationed in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, and LCDR (USN) Corey Fogle (wife Katie), currently stationed in Colorado Springs, CO. He is also survived by eight grandchildren — Drew, Kara, Niki, Brock, Logan, Bella, Ryder and McClane. He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon many years ago and, more recently, by his wife Maureen.
The family would like to thank the staff at NHC Place, Sumner in Gallatin, TN, for taking such wonderful care of Jerry in his final days.
Visitation will be held at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville, TN, on Thursday, July 19, from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. He will receive a Full Honors Military Funeral at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, located at 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, TN on July 31st at 1:00PM.
Roger Daryl Culwell, age 69 of Crossville, Tennessee and formerly of Joelton, died Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Alive Hospice- Skyline Madison Campus.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o’clock am, Wednesday, July 18th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Greg Smith officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery with Chuck Culwell, Joshua Culwell, Micheal Douglas, Gary Lee, Dick Walker, and David Richardson serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 17th, from 5:00-7:00PM and again on Wednesday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.
Mr. Culwell was born on March 10, 1949 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Charles and Thelma Buckner Culwell. He was previously employed with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and was a Christian.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brother, Wayne Culwell.
Survivors include his nephews, Chuck Culwell (Sherry), Joshua Culwell (Jerry); niece, Amy Douglas (Micheal); and several great-nieces & great-nephews.
Barbara Ann Martinez, age 63 of Hendersonville, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Morrison. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Amador Martinez; her daughters, Michelle and Mariah Martinez; a son, Matthew Martinez; her mother, Jo Ann Morrison; brothers, Bruce and Neal Morrison; and one sister, Stacy Reinsel.
A private family service was held earlier in the week. ou may view the obituary or offer your Condolences online at www.austinandbell.com
Stephanie Renee Mayo Jock, age 48, of Irving, New York, and formerly of Joelton, died Friday, July 13, 2018 at her home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o’clock pm, Thursday, July 19th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Corey Minter officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 18th, from 4:00-8:00PM and again on Thursday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.
Stephanie was born on September 23, 1969 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a 1987 graduate of Cheatham County Highschool, was a homemaker, and was of the Free Will Baptist faith.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Jock; daughters, Bailee and Noel Saturday; father, Ronny (Belinda) Mayo; mother, Annette (Glenn) Jones; brother, Kevin (Misty) Mayo; sister, Kim (Donald) Hackett; father of her children, Barry (Leslie) Saturday; step-sons, Mikeal (Jessica), Kenneth, Jr., Kaleb Jock; step-daughters, Kellye (John) Dugger, Kelsye (Kasey) Stocstill; 3 step-grandsons; five nephews and one niece.
Lula Rhea Phillips, age 79, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Thursday, July 12, 2018 at her home.
Her remains will be cremated and memorial services will be Friday, July 20th, at 6 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral in Pleasant View. Family will receive friends on Friday, from 5 pm until the hour of service at 6 pm. Mrs. Phillips was born on May 3, 1939, in the Thomasville community of Cheatham County to the late William Joe and Mae Nicholson Traylor. She was a retired caregiver.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, F.C. Phillips; sons, Tray Phillips, Mickey Phillips; and brother, William Traylor. She is survived by daughters, Teresa Hester and Tammy Phillips; brother, Joe Traylor; sisters, Frankie Mays and Billie Zurcher; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.