In Loving Memory: Obituaries From July 20-26, 2019
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
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Obituary for Joe C. Mason
Joe C. Mason, age 91 of Springfield, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Waters of Robertson.
Graveside services were conducted Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY with Rev. Steve Pendley officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Barbee, Kenneth Bracey, John Mason Barnes, Sam Borthick, Lee Borthick, Tony Ryan, Albert Fuqua, Leighton Ball, and Jeff Mason. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Mr. Mason was born February 15, 1928 in Robertson County to the late, G.C. and Grace Armstrong Mason. He was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired farmer and farm equipment dealer. He enjoyed drinking coffee with friends and visiting with them. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Sharp Mason; brother, Jimmy Mason; and sisters, Sylvia Borthick and Mary Ruth Mason.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Ann Mason of Springfield; sisters and brother-in-law, Shirley and John Lee Barnes of Adairville, KY and Sarah Ball of Hermitage; and several nieces and nephews.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Oakland United Methodist Church. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
David Allen Hamlett, age 57 of Adams, Tennessee, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tennessee on Saturday, July 27th, at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Richard Garza and Ted Patterson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery in Ashland City with Aubrey Haynes, Terry Richardson, Larry Stephens, Rusty Weatherby, Jim Stinnett, Alan Binkley, Brent Leitsch, and Neil Owen serving as pallbearers. Doodle Bowman, Fred Boyd, Paul Nichols, Jeff Boyd, Mike Ozden and all UPS past and present employees will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Austin and Bell on Friday, July 26th from 2 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m.
David was born on September 29, 1961 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Winford and Mary Bowman Hamlett. He was an employee of UPS for over thirty years. David was known for his honesty and compassion. He was a person who would do anything for anyone. He loved eating at Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse, was a huge Miami Dolphins fan and loved watching John Wayne movies. He was well-known for his sharp wit and wonderful sense of humor. He was the golf tournament coordinator for Caring Hearts of Vanderbilt for seven years and was the UPS coordinator for the Music City Marathon for over twenty years. He attended Bearwallow Church of Christ for many years during his youth.
He is survived by his son, Haze Andrew Hamlett (Nashville); sister, Donna Hamlett Owen (Adams); grandson, Haze Hendrix Hamlett; and nephew, Matthew Owen.
The family requests donations be made to Caring Hearts of Vanderbilt or to the charity of one’s choice.
Richard Wayne Flair, age 69 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Thursday, July 25th, at 12:00PM with family officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Thursday, July 25th from 10am until the hour of service at 12:00PM.
Mr. Flair was born on March 15, 1950 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Emmett and Florence Blunkall Flair. He was retired and self-employed in landscaping. He loved working in his flowers, mowing grass, coin collecting, and searching for treasures with his metal detector. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Connie Decker Flair; brother, George Flair and a sister, Dot Dixon.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Jernigan; son, Elliott Flair; daughters, Jennifer (David) Ross, Amanda Flair, and Dallas Flair; brothers, Ira (Wanda) Flair and EW Flair; and grandchildren, Corbin Hodge, Jacob Shepard, Isaac Flair, Emma Flair, and Gracie Flair.
Charles Guy Penny, III, of Springfield, TN, formerly of Shreveport, LA, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
Charles was born February 12, 1936, in Steele, MO, and grew up in Memphis. He attended Harding in Searcy, AR, and Centenary College in Shreveport, LA, and served in the Navy from 1956-1960. Married to Carolyn Hutt Penny in 1957, the couple settled in Shreveport and raised their two children. Charles was blessed to have a career he loved, flying King Air 200 and Falcon 50 jets throughout the US, Mexico, and Canada. He was a pilot for Murco Oil & Gas, Western Company, and golfer, Hal Sutton. His favorite destination was Missoula, Montana, where he loved to hunt elk.
After retirement, Charles and Carolyn lived in Carolyn’s hometown of Fouke, AR, then relocated to Pleasant View, Tennessee, to be near grandchildren. As Charles’ health declined, he became a resident of Springfield Heights Assisted Living, where he spent 6 years with his “Springfield Heights” family. Charles welcomed new residents with his stories, singing, and domino games.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles G Penny, Jr. and Ava Ganell Weaver Erwin, his stepfather, Hugh Maitland Erwin, and his brother, Roy Wayne Penny.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Carolyn Hutt Penny of Pleasant View, TN, brothers Mike Erwin (Ann) of Memphis, and Tom Penny (Tina), sister Susan Shaheen, children Lesa Penny Blackwell and husband, Tim, of Nashville, TN and Charles G Penny, IV and wife, Erin, of Pleasant View, TN. He is the grandfather of Scott, Ross, and Bennett Blackwell, and C.G., Elliott, and Eleanor Penny.
Throughout his long life, he enjoyed meeting people, telling stories of his travels, and listening to and playing music. He especially enjoyed hearing his grandchildren sing and play for him. Charles loved family time with his in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins, organizing Penny and Weaver reunions for several years.
The family would like to thank the staff of Springfield Heights who cared for Mr. Penny and became his adopted daughters.
Memorials may be made to Citizens For a Better Community, Inc., P.O. Box 689, Fouke, AR, 71837, an organization to which Charles dedicated his time and talent.
On Sunday, October 13th, 2019, Charles’ ashes will be interred in Fouke Cemetery during a family graveside service. Later that day, his Celebration of Life will take place, at 1pm, at the Scoggins House in Fouke.
Richard Allen “Ricky” Robertson, age 60 of Springfield, TN died Saturday July 13, 2019 at North Crest Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Friday July 19, 2019 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Diane Coppock officiating. Burial followed in Palestine Cemetery with Jeremy Robertson, Tim Robertson, Ricky Clinard, Josh Hall, Tony Walton and Jeffrey Grayson serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10 am until the hour of service at 1 pm.
Ricky was born November 7, 1958 in Robertson County, TN to the late Agnes Wilson and Joe Richard Robertson. He was a member of Palestine UMC, a veteran of the United States Army and was a carpenter, working for many years with Keith Circle Steel and then for himself.
Surviving him are his son, Jeremy Allen Robertson; grandchildren, Cameron and Courtneay Robertson. brother, Timothy B. Robertson and wife Sharon; sister, Rita Jo Robertson Hall and husband Lanny; mother of his son, Kathy Woods and brother-in-law, Ricky Clinard.
If do desired the family request that memorial donations may be made in Ricky’s memory to the Palestine Cemetery Fund. All donations may be sent care of the Robertson Co FH.
Mr. Charles “Randy” Gower, age 60, of Cedar Hill, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 22, 2019 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Entombment will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 4-8pm and again on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 11am.
Mr. Gower was born December 13, 1958 in Robertson County to the late Dewell and Emma Lou James Gower. He worked as a construction supervisor and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents Mr. Gower is preceded in death by his nephew, Brad Gower. He is survived by his wife, Melinda Graves Gower; sons, Chris (Tara) Brown of Greenbrier and Justin Gower of Cedar Hill; brother, Terry (Jean) Gower of Springfield; and grandchildren, Rebecca Brown, Katelyn Brown, Lyndsey Brown, Abigail Brown, Clayton Brown, Adan Rayburn, Mary Ann Gower and Cason Dean Gower.
Raymond Henry Heatherly, age 77, of Cedar Hill, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
A private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Heatherly was born September 27, 1941 in Barren Plains, TN to the late James F. and Frances Hallman Heatherly. He worked as a truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved Coon hunting and his Coon dogs. He also loved sitting on the porch welcoming all who passed by.
In addition to his parents Mr. Heatherly is preceded in death by his brother, J.W. Heatherly. He is survived by his sons, Scott Heatherly of Cedar Hill and Jeff (Melissa) Heatherly of Adams; brother, Kenneth Heatherly of Pleasant View; 3 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
Billy Franklin “Frankie” Moulton, age 66 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, July 15, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Thursday, July 18th, at 1:00PM with Bro. Paul Edwards and Mickey Dyce officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant View United Methodist Church Cemetery with Jamie Moulton, JJ Moulton, Jesse Moulton, Blake Moulton, Richmond Flowers, and Seth Moulton serving as pallbearers. “Cowboy” Randy Minnick, Eddie Cathy, Felix Tejeda, Ronnie McCarry, Tony Jarman, R.D. Huffines, Roy Abner, and employees of the Cheatham County Property Assessors office served as honorary pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Wednesday, July 17th from 4-8:00PM and again on Thursday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.
Frankie was born on September 28, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee to Willie Ann Vann Moulton and the late Joe Moulton. He retired from the Cheatham County Property Assessors office. He was an avid quail hunter and loved his champion bird dog. Frankie was known for his one-liners and was a member of the Pleasant View United Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Donna Moulton; son, Jamie (Dana) Moulton; daughters, D’andrea (Cory) Felts, Nancy (Jeffery) Adams, and Rheanna (Sean) Sullivan; brother, Greg Moulton; and fourteen grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View United Methodist Church Cemetery at 2621 Church St., Pleasant View, TN 37146
Norma Jean McCormick, age 82, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Norma Jean was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She was a talented musician who enjoyed playing the upright bass and drums. She was retired from Trickett Honda after 15 years of service.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Annie Amos and brothers, Edmond Amos, Paul Amos and Bobby Amos. She is survived by her son, Grady (Kelly) McCormick; daughter, Patricia McCormick; brother, Billy Amos; sisters, Betty Amos, Sandra Kelly, Alice Schreiber; sister-in-law, Mona Amos; grandchildren, Shelby Kay McCormick, Lucas Grady McCormick, Maria Jeanette (Tyler) Duncan, Alexandria Mae Wright; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 5 pm until the Celebration of Life Service at 7 pm at Austin & Bell Hendersonville with Vertis Butler officiating. Following services at Austin & Bell on Thursday evening, she was transported to Oakey’s Funeral Home in Roanoke, Virginia.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Music City Hayride, http://musiccityhayride.net/
Elizabeth Karene Newman, age 64 of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Ahava Healthcare of Clarksville.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Wednesday, July 17th, at 11:00AM with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed in Goodsprings Cemetery with Keith Hogue, Daniel Hogue, Joshua Hogue, Justin Bracey, and Mike Binkley serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Tuesday, July 16, from 4-8:00PM and again on Wednesday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.
Karene was born on January 25, 1955 in Ashland City, Tennessee to Jimmy and Blanche Parsons Bracey. She was a homemaker, loved her grandchildren and loved being on Facebook. She was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ricky Newman; daughter, Yeolanda (Clarence) King; brothers, Randell (Terri) Bracey and Lynn Bracey; sister, Vera (Keith) Hogue; grandchildren, Lisa (Jeremy) Watts, Tiffany King, and Jessica King; and 1 great grandchild, Joshua Watts.
Phillip Anthony Williams, age 33, of Goodlettsville, TN, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Phillip was a loving son, grandson, brother, cousin and nephew. He was an anointed minister, vocalist and guitar player who loved God and music with all of his heart. He also loved football and was a Florida Gators fan.
He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Williams and grandmother, Elizabeth “Nanny” Thaxton. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Cindy and Bobby Parrish; brothers, Davin Johnson and Brandon Parrish; sisters, Amber Parrish and Megan Parrish; grandfather, Rodger Thaxton; aunts, Rhonda (Larry) Scruggs and Tonya (Gary) Farmer; godchildren, McKenzie, Bubba and Maddie; many cousins; and his beloved church family at Hendersonville Pentecostal Church.
The family received friends on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 4pm until 8pm and on Wednesday, July 17, from 11am until his Celebration of Life Service at 1pm at Austin & Bell Hendersonville with Associate Pastor Kent Riddle and Pastor Guy Frazier officiating. Interment followed at Beech Cemetery with pallbearers Kevin Hester, Kelly Hester, Bryan Averitt, Anthony Ward II, Brandon Scruggs, and Karen Russell.