In Loving Memory: Obituaries From March 14, 2018 – March 20, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Frankie Dunn Murphy
Frankie Dunn Murphy, Nashville, Tennessee, died March 20, 2018, at St. Thomas Hospital West.
Mrs. Murphy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She was born in Springfield, TN, on August 29, 1923. She graduated from Springfield High School and Strayer Business College in Washington, DC. She worked in Washington during WWII as a secretary in the Naval Secretarial Pool. She married Fred B. Murphy of Springfield, TN, on April 19, 1946. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy raised their four children in Springfield and later moved to Nashville in retirement.
Mrs. Murphy was always involved in her church. First, at Springfield Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday School. Later, at Bellevue Church of Christ, she continued to teach Sunday School, drive for Meals on Wheels, fold the bulletin on Friday mornings, and enjoy the Ladies’ Friendship Group. She was a member of her Springfield bridge club for over 60 years. She also loved her work with the Girl Scouts, and served as an officer in the Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council. She was preceded in death by her parents, James A. and Charlie Moore Hayes Dunn; her husband, Fred B. Murphy; her sisters Margie Vaughn, Joann Wright, and Lorelle Groves. She is survived by her sister, Lynda (Joe) Teasley; her brother, Jimmy Dunn; her children, Michael (Jane) Murphy of Hendersonville; Malinda Murphy of Nashville; Marguerite (David) Young of Jackson; Martin (Jennifer) Murphy of Fairview; grandchildren, Meghan (Walker) Diddle; Will (Haley) Mantlo; John David Young; Jessica (Niels Piepgrass) Murphy; Virginia (Jody) Baltz; Carter Murphy; great-grandchildren, Murphy Diddle; Benton Diddle; many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Interment will be at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on McCrory Lane. Visitation with the family will be at the Bellevue Church of Christ, 7401 Highway 70 South, Nashville, TN, on Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 4 pm to 7 pm and at 10 am the morning of the service. Memorial Service will be at the Bellevue Church of Christ on Friday, March 23, 2018, at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association in Mrs. Murphy’s name. All donations may be sent care of the Robertson County Funeral Home or online at www.donatenow.heart.org
John Albert Garrett, 91, of the Barren Plains community in Springfield, passed away on Tuesday March 20, 2018 at The Waters of Robertson. Funeral services will be conducted Friday March 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Tommy Crunk and Reverend Adam Hodges officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jim and Tim Overton officiating, and with Daniel Garrett, Jeremy Garrett, Brian Garrett, John Henry Garrett, Jerry Walker, and Tim Overton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom McPherson, Russell Holman, and Clyde Dean. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Mr. Garrett was born November 12, 1926. He was a lifelong resident of the Barren Plains community and was well known and respected there. He was a successful farmer and retired from Unarco Industries. He highly valued his family, his faith, and hard work. He was an active member of Barren Plains Baptist Church and served there in many capacities. He was recently honored by being named an “Honorary Deacon” at the church. Mr. John was preceded in death by his parents: John Henry and Lou Ella Draughon Garrett, a sister: Betty Lou Garrett Dunn, and one son: James Tillman Garrett. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Ann Cooper Garrett, his children: Linda Garrett Overton and husband Jim of Pasadena, TX, John Robert Garrett and wife Roxanne of Leesburg, GA, Joi Lyons Garrett, wife to James Tillman Garrett, Sheila Ann Garrett of Portland, Sandra Lee Garrett of Springfield, and John Thomas Garrett of Springfield. He had 14 grandchildren: Tim Overton, Kimberly Dischler, John Henry Garrett, Tami Garrett, Daniel Garrett, Kate Garrett, Pam Swann, Jeremy Garrett, Anna Farris, Rebekah Garrett, Brian Garrett, Mary Burney, Jerry Walker, and Logan Garrett, and by 6 great grandchildren: Reagan Dischler, Grant Dischler, Savannah Garrett, Jena McElwaney, Camy McElwaney, and James Swann.
As Barren Plains was waking up to a beautiful spring, Mr. John was going to sleep in the Lord. Our family finds comfort and peace in the confidence that he awoke in heaven with our Lord Jesus.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Barren Plains Baptist Church
Rebecca Lynn Davis, 66, of Clarksville, died Sunday March 18, 2018 at The Waters of Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday March 21st at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Davis was born September 15, 1951 in Robertson County to the late Murrell and Doris Stewart. She was a retired office manager with Hinkle Chemical and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Davis enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Jim Davis. Mrs. Davis is survived by her grandchildren: Paige, Brandon, Brooke, and Haley Umstead, her daughter: Malynda Hudson of Dickson, brothers: Randall Stewart of Joelton, Paul Stewart of Elkton, KY, and Ronald Stewart of Ashland City, seven great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rebecca Davis Memorial Fund
Jim passed away March 19, 2018 at White House Health Care & Rehab at the age of 82. He has been a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church since 1979. He retired from the State of Tennessee in 2001 after 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kermit and Lillie Reid; daughter-in-law, Paige Reid.
He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 60 years, Sherold; sons, James and Scott; granddaughters, Kristen and Lauren.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday March 22, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Brandon Pugh officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with military honors and with the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class of Bethel Baptist Church serving as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, March 21, 2018 4-8pm and Thursday, March 22, 2018 11am until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Age 31 of Cross Plains, TN passed away March 18, 2018 in Nashville, TN. She was born November 19, 1986 in Nashville, TN to Michael Allen Hibdon and Vema Etta McCloud.
She is survived by her father, Michael Allen Hibdon; mother and step-father, Eddie & Vema Thompson, Cross Plains, TN; husband, Brandon Lundy, White House, TN; sons, Chance Thompson, Brandon Thompson, both of Cross Plains, TN and Trent Lundy, White House, TN; daughters, Alissa Westbrook and Holly Thompson, both of Cross Plains, TN; brothers, Marty Robinson, Greenbrier, TN, Toby York, Westmoreland, TN, Jesse James Burton, Aurora, CO and Buddy Thompson, Hendersonville, TN; sisters, Dina Robinson, Cross Plains, TN. Tonya York, Smyrna, TN, Samantha Burton, Murfreesboro, TN and Jessica Farless. Millersville, TN.
Funeral service is scheduled for Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12 noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Clay Baggett officiating. Interment will follow in Cross Plains Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Thursday, March 22, 2018 4-8pm and Friday March 23, 2018 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Donna Holman Henry, age 75, of Cross Plains, Tennessee, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o’clock am, Tuesday, March 20th, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains with Bro. Russ Noss and Bro. Bruce Grubbs officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Gavin Henry, Ed Coleman, Brandon Jones, Chris Morris, David Head, Jimmy Pitt, and Samuel Osborne serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Odds & Ends Sunday School Class, the Wednesday Night Prayer Group, and the Stone Soup Ministry Team, all of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
The family received friends from 4:00-8:00PM Monday, March 19th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield and again on Tuesday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church beginning at 9:30AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.
Mrs. Henry was born on September 16, 1942 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Eugene and Catherine Morris Holman. She was a retired Robertson County school teacher and a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her aunt, Mary Kay Holman.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Phil W. Henry; son, William (Nancy) Henry and daughter, Leigh Anne (Corey) Blick, both of Cross Plains; sister, Kathy Jones Morris of Okatie, South Carolina; and grandchildren, Gavin Henry, Hanna Wright, Ashlyn Wright, and Jaylan Blick.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Stone Soup Ministry at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
Age 68 of Goodlettsville went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 16, 2018 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born March 21, 1949 in Pikeville, KY. She worked as a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith. She loved sewing and cooking, watching Andy Griffith and Little House on the Prairie reruns.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Lena Floyd; husband, Kenneth Kerr. She is survived by her daughters, Crystal (Andrew) Boelman, Goodletsville, TN and Michelle (Wayne) Jeffrey, White House, TN; 6 grandchildren, Danny Jeffrey, Makayla Jeffrey, Taylor Jeffrey, Tony Jeffrey, Cherokee Koschmider and Buddie Boelman.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 19, 2018 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Joe Lang officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Danny Jeffrey, Buddie Boelman, Andrew Boelman/Tony Jeffrey, Joe Mapes, Michael Kerr and Wayne Jeffrey serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Monday, March 19, 2018 11am until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Deborah M. Pope, age 61 of Greenbrier passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at her residence.
The family received friends 1pm to 4pm on Sunday, March 18th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home. The funeral service followed at 4pm with Bro. Donnie Bryant officiating.
She was born in Chicago, IL February 23, 1957 to the late Dessie D. Lonas and the late Carolyn Sue McDaniels.
She was self-employed in retail sales.
She is survived by son; Robert (Christie) Pope; daughter, Erica Pope; grandchildren, Trinity Houston Pope, Axyl Raiden Reynolds, Zelda Ruby Reynolds; brothers, Charlie M. Cargile, Mark (Leann) Lonas, Chris Lonas, Russell Lonas; sisters, Kathy (Tommy) Cooper and Sheila White.
Billy “Bill” Jean Jenkins, age 89, of Adams, Tennessee, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his home.
Funeral services were conducted 11 o’clock am, Saturday, March 17th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Joe Rushing officiating. Burial followed in Bellwood Cemetery with his granddaughters and David Rose serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, March 16th from 4:00-7:00PM, and again on Saturday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.
Mr. Jenkins was born on November 7, 1928 in Allensville, Kentucky to the late Lolo & Myrtle Jenkins. He was a farmer, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a member of the Adams Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandson, Gilbert Jean Jenkins; two brothers, and one sister.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Adelle Jenkins; sons, Philip (Clara) Jenkins of Adams, and Don (Gail) Jenkins of Cedar Hill; brothers, Joe (Joyce) Jenkins, and Elmer (Elaine) Jenkins, both of Allensville, Kentucky; granddaughters, Keri Beth (Daniel) Rushing, Rachel (Michael) Gray, Jeana (Troy) Turner, Tina (Glenn) Tuttle, Charlotte (Steve) Jones; and eighteen grandchildren.