In Loving Memory: Obituaries From March 7, 2018 – March 13, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Anne Harris
Anne Galich Harris, age 92, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, at St. Thomas West in Nashville. Visitation will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 2pm-3:30 pm with a Graveside Service at 4 pm in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Pastor Dane Van Eys officiating. Burial will follow with Donald Brown, Chris Harris, J.C. Harris, Wade Pratt, Alan Pratt and Will Brown serving as pallbearers.
Mrs. Harris was born January 1, 1926, in Masontown, PA to the late Pete and Helen Salaske Galich. She was an antique dealer and beautician and was of the Presbyterian faith.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harris is preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Harris, son, James Melvin “Jimmy” Harris, brothers, George Galich and Melvin Galich and sisters, Rose Soriano and Midge Radovich.
Mrs. Harris is survived by her daughter, Jayne (Donald Brown) Harris of Pegram; son, Johnnie “Chip” Harris, Jr. of Springfield; grandchildren, John Christopher (Alicia Archuleta) Harris of Clarksville and Nikole Elmore of Nashville; great-grandchild, James Christopher “J.C.” Harris of Clarksville; brother, Nick Galich of Derwood, MD; sister, Dorothy Kattalia of Woodstock, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.
According to Whitney Lee Thompson Forrester, who interviewed Anne for a segment on people of Robertson County, Anne’s husband was deployed during the war and she worked at a bomb factory in Pittsburg. It was a very dangerous job. Anne loved her father deeply. He was an immigrant from Poland who moved to America. He came through Ellis Island and became a coal miner, and raised a family in Pittsburg. Anne brought up her father every chance that she could, Forrester said. Anne also used to run a beauty salon in her house in the historic district. “She was wildly ambitious, a devout Christian and brave as all get-out, Forrester said.”
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to The Kari Foundation. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Glen Lee Bragg, age 66 of White House, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Glen was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed fishing and was an avid Bowler and loved his little pet dog “Freddy.”
He is survived by his wife, Deb Bragg; children, Kathy (Jose) Segura, Mark (Emily) Bragg, Sarah Beth Bragg and Chris Dickens; brothers, Jimmy Bragg and Owen Bragg; sisters, Juanita Fox, Sharon Diehl, Darlene Allen and Jean McCormick; grandchildren, Kayla Romero, Peyton, Jacob and Brendan Segura, Abby, Kylie and Sydney Bragg; great-grandchild, Jedidiah Romero.
His family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until his Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons or St. Jude Children’ Hospital.
Debra Ann Marques-Terry, age 62, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at her home. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 1pm at the Ridgetop Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Mrs. Marques was born October 26, 1955 in Smyrna to the late Anne Tate Terry and Mr. George (Joyce) Terry of Texas. She was a homemaker and attended the Ridgetop Seventh Day Adventist Church.
In addition to her mother Mrs. Marques is preceded in death by her sister, Linda Terry.
In addition to her father and step-mother Mrs. Marques is survived by her brother, George (Debbie) Terry, Jr. of Murfreesboro; sisters, Susan Terry and Sharon (Lenny) Hahn, both of Clarksville and Peggy (Mark) Chism of Greenbrier; 17 nieces and nephews; and 18 great-nieces and nephews.
Robert Bell Chance, age 80 of Springfield, TN passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Alive Hospice Nashville Campus.
The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Monday at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier and 12pm to 2pm on Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenbrier. The funeral service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday at the church with Bro. Gary Dillard officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
He was born in Springfield, TN on January 9, 1938 to the late Carter Wesley and Catherine Adams Chance. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Amanda Morris and a brother, Paul Chance.
He was a Crane Operator for Nashville Steele and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He loved fishing and working in his yard.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Robertson Chance; sons, Michael (Angel) Chance, Mark Chance; daughters, Melinda (Gary) Dillard, Lisa Marie (Randy) Rowland; sister, Ruby Allen; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Born at home in Robertson County on December 1, 1932, she passed away peacefully on March 8, 2018. She was a life-long resident of the Greenbrier-Ridgetop community.
Her entire life was dedicated to serving the Lord at Highland Chapel Union Church and also to her two step-children, Karen and Michael, and to her children, Rebecca, Frederic and twins Anna Marie and Amy Leigh.
Joyce Ann’s capacity to love increased year by year as evidenced by her constant love of and delight in her grandchildren, Ric, Emily, Alexis, Molly, Hannah and Jackson and even more so, her great grandchildren, Emmett, Luke and Frankie. Her 55-year devotion to her husband, Jeff N. Keyes, was an amazing blessing to him and remains so even after her death.
The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Monday, March 12th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier and 10am to 11am on Tuesday, March 13th at Highland Chapel Union Church in Ridgetop. The funeral service will be held at 11am on Tuesday at the church with Rev. Jon Briggs officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Highland Chapel Union Church Building Fund or the Jeff N. Keyes Scholarship Fund at Highland Chapel Union Chuch.
Charles Edward (Ed) Ryckeley, age 91 of Gallatin, TN, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018. He was born in Columbus, GA on August 1, 1926, to John Corbally Ryckeley and Annie Howard Ryckeley. He was the youngest of seven children and talked fondly about the freedom of growing up along the Chattahoochee River, fishing and swimming. He was the former owner of Ryckeley Shoes of Hendersonville and former Co-Owner of Lonnie Young Shoes of Green Hills.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church since 1970, where he taught Sunday School and served as Director of Religious Education for many years. He served in the US Navy in the Pacific Theater during WWII as a Motor Machinist Mate 3rd class, from 1944-1946.
He was an avid genealogical researcher of his family’s ancestry and did much of this work before the advent of personal computers. He was very proud of the fact that he was able to connect with his Ryckelynck relatives in France and, with their help, was able to trace the Ryckeley (Ryckelynck) line back to the late 1500’s. He and his wife Gena were able to travel several times to meet with his French cousins in northern France, and these valued friendships have meant so much to both of them and their children throughout the years.
Ed is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gena Lyle Ryckeley; his 3 children, Karen (Alan) Edmundson of Clarksville, TN; Bryan (Cheryl) Ryckeley of Gallatin, TN and Michael (Lisa) Ryckeley of Murfreesboro, TN; his grandchildren, Matthew Edmundson, Brandon Ryckeley, and Meghan Ryckeley; and many nieces and nephews.
His family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 14, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN. His Celebration of Life Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, March 15, at 10:30 am at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church, 1729 Stop 30 Road, Hendersonville, TN. Interment will be on Thursday, March 15, at 1:00 pm at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, TN. Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Cardiac Rehab Group.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org, and the Shriners Hospitals for Children, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.