In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week: March 21-27, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Alvin Jackson Luck
Alvin Jackson Luck, age 55 of Greenbrier, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Drake officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 4 until 8 PM and Tuesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Luck was born October 24, 1961 in Robertson County to the late Allen and Erlene Owen Luck. He worked at Nashville Wire and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He also loved being outdoors, especially fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Andy Luck.
He is survived by his son, A.J. Luck and wife Jessica of Cedar Hill; daughter, Erin Drake and husband Jonathan of Cedar Hill; brothers, Jimmy Luck and wife Sherry of Chattanooga and Jerry Luck of Springfield; sister, Strawberry Luck of Nashville; and grandchildren, Tanner Drake, Tucker Drake, Elaina Luck, and Turner Drake.
Raymond Larry Scott, age 75 of Adairville, KY, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Dean Funeral Chapel with Bro. Phil Scott officiating. Burial followed in Berea Cemetery with Troy Page, Micheal Crain, Mike Byrum, Ralph Kelly, Harold Page, and Greg Scott serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Sunday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Scott was born May 5, 1941 in Logan County, KY to the late Floyd Raymond and Novella Dale Sircy Scott. He was retired from Conwood Tobacco where he worked as a forklift operator. He loved the Lord and was a member of Living Word Church. He loved his family dearly and loved Kentucky basketball.
He is survived by his daughters, Tammie Scott of Springfield, TN, Dana Cundiff and husband Mitch of Lewisburg, KY and Dawn Root of Palm Coast, FL; brother, Robert Scott and wife Linda of Adairville, KY; sisters, Alice Faye Kelly and husband, Ralph of Russellville, KY and Judy Page and husband Harold of Adairville, KY; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Obituary provided by the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Randy Burchett, Jr., 48 of Clarksville, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at his home. Memorial services were conducted Saturday March 25, 2017 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. The family received friends on Saturday from 10:00 am until the hour of service at 12:00 pm.
Randy was born on October 21, 1968 to Lloyd Randall Burchett, Sr. and the late Beverly Kay Burchett. Randy was a veteran of the United States Air Force Reserve. He worked in production at Southeastern Tool and Die for 19 years. He loved football and motorcycles.
He was survived by his son: Hayden Burchett of Springfield, Father and Step-Mother: Lloyd Randall and Glenda Burchett of Olmstead, KY, Brothers: Jamie Burchett of Adams and Winston Angel of Adairville, KY, sister: Nikki Evans of Springfield.
Long Time Local 911 Dispatcher Mary Lois Whitaker Dies
MILLERSVILLE TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – We have learned that Mary Lois Whitaker long time Robertson County area 911 dispatcher has died, she was just 58.
Millersville City manager Caryn Miller told Smokey Barn News that Whitaker wasn’t feeling well yesterday and called in sick for her night shift. Around 6:00am this morning Whitaker called 911 and according to Miller, Whitaker, who lived in Springfield, passed away in the ambulance.
Whitaker was a 23 year veteran dispatcher, hired by the City of Millersville on January 24, 2002 as a Dispatcher for Millersville Fire, Police and 911. Prior to that she worked for the Robertson County Dispatch 911 Department for 8 years.
According to Miller, Whitaker lost her brother just recently and with the pending transfer of Millersville’s dispatch over to Sumner County she may have let stress build up. Miller said that preliminarily it looks like she may have died of a heart attack.
“She was one of a kind,” Miller said “We’ll definitely miss her.”
Whitaker received the Employee of the Year Award in January of 2017 for going “Above and Beyond” her duties. She was well liked by all and always eager to help anyone in need.
“This is a great loss to the City and the citizens she served,” Miller said.
City of Millersville posted the following on their Facebook page.
“With much sadness the City Of Millersville is mourning the loss of a work family member Mary Lois Whitaker. As our longest employed dispatcher, she was greatly loved and loved her officers greatly. Her kindness, spunk and her ability to always make you smile will forever be treasured and greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.”
Rickie Morris, a Detective with the Springfield Police Department said, ” I’m at a loss for words and heartbroken. —I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end. I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I’d see you again. – Fire And Rain, by James Taylor”
Millersville Detective Dustin Carr said, “You will be missed Mary Whitaker!”
As soon as we have service information we will make that available here.
Smokey Barn News sends our thoughts and prayers out to her friends and family.
Obituary for Mary Lois Caroland Whitaker
Mary Lois Caroland Whitaker, age 58 of Springfield, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at North Crest Medical Center. Graveside memorial services will be held at 10 AM Saturday April 1, 2017 in the Adams Cemetery with Rev. Ken Gillespie officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Ms. Whitaker was born February 13, 1959 in Oklahoma to the late Lester Murry “Rooster” and Linda Fletcher Caroland. She was a 911 dispatcher for the City of Millersville for 15 years and previously worked as a dispatcher with the Robertson County Sheriff’s department for 8 years. Mary Lois is survived by her fiance’, Jerry Whitaker of Adams and a host of cousins and friends.
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Murry Caroland, age 55 of Adams, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at his home. Graveside memorial services will be conducted Monday, March 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Adams Cemetery with Rev. Ken Gillespe officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Mr. Caroland was born March 21, 1961 in Robertson County to the late Lest Murry “Rooster” and Linda Fletcher Caroland, Sr. He was of the Baptist faith and loved animals. He last worked as a bartender at Torinos.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Lois Caroland Whitaker of Springfield and a host of cousins and friends.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made in Murry’s memory to the Robertson County Animal Shelter. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
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Obituary for Peggy Cook Fletcher
Peggy Cook Fletcher, age 88, of Springfield died peacefully Saturday, March 25, 2017 at her home.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 1:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Springfield with Rev. Jerry Wallace and Rev. L.C. Trout officiating. Entombment will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in the pray room at the First United Methodist Church in Springfield from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Visitation on Monday will be held in the prayer room from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.
Peggy was born January 20, 1929 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Bruce and Pauline Jones Cook. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Charles Vernon Fletcher; sister, Martha Boyce.
Peggy is survived by sons, Larry (Denise) Fletcher of Springfield, Robert “Bob” (Debbie) Fletcher of Franklin, Tennessee; sister, Betty Moore of Springfield; grandchildren, Chris (Natalie) Fletcher of Austin, Texas, Tyler (Natalie) Fletcher of Atlanta, Georgia, Holly (Tanay Parekh) Fletcher of Nashville; great-grandson, Easton Fletcher. Serving as pallbearers will be Larry C. Fletcher, Robert R. Fletcher, Chris Fletcher, Tyler Fletcher, Gary Boyce, and Tanay Parekh.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Jim Porter Sunday School Class and the Frances Rosson Circle.
The family request contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church Capital Fund or the Northcrest Hospice. All donations may be sent care of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Lewis, age 101 of Hendersonville, went to her heavenly home on the evening of March 25, 2017. The last surviving of 10 children, Elizabeth was born on March 3, 1916, to Sara Elizabeth Corum and Edgar Weston Staley. Born in Nashville, she grew up in the Shackle Island Community. She has resided at Park Place Retirement Center in Hendersonville for the last 22 years, with the last 5 of those in Assisted Living.
As a Christian, Elizabeth manifested a life of love and concern for her family and others. She last attended Berean Baptist Church of Scottsville, KY. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Jesse Lewis; her great-grandson, Lee Waller; 6 brothers and 3 sisters.
She is survived by her daughters, Martha (Dr. Carl) Frensley and Jane (Jerry) Musgrave; her son, Tommy (Vicki) Lewis; 9 Grandchildren; 19 Great-Grandchildren; and 4 Great-Great Grandchildren.
Her family will receive friends on Monday, March 27, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and again on Tuesday, March 28, from 11:00am until her Celebration of Life Service at 2:00pm. Her son-in-law, Dr. Carl Frensley, will officiate. All services will be at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Pallbearers will be Scott Musgrave, Lonny Musgrave, Larry Musgrave, Butch Waller, Bryce Waller, and James McCammack. Honorary Pallbearers are Houston Lee Waller and Frank Pollard.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Berean Baptist Church, 4357 New Glasgow Road, Scottsville KY 42164.
Catherine Leslie Collins, age 88 of Greenbrier, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Alive Hospice Madison Campus. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 11 am until 1 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral will be at 1 pm on Wednesday at Austin & Bell Greenbrier with Bro. Gary Dillard officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
She was born in Davidson County on April 10, 1928 to the late George Dewey and Lillie Mae Brown Leslie. She was also preceded in death by a son: Ted Collins; brothers, James Leslie, Walter Leslie; sister, Marie Adcock. She was a Baptist and a housewife.
She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Theodore E. Collins; sons, Gene (Martha) Collins, Wayne (Betty) Collins; daughters, Linda Collins, Kathy (Johnny) Coleman; brothers, Frank Leslie, Howard Leslie, Jack Leslie; 4 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Gene Collins, Wayne Collins, Johnny Coleman, J.R. Davis, Zach Collins, Caylan Coleman; honorary, Lawrence “O” Orlando.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203-9622 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220.
Obituary for Jon Jones
Jon Carl Jones, age 42, of Springfield, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Jones was born June 10, 1974 in Miami, Florida to Mr. Clifford S. Jones, Sr. and Mrs. Jayne Miller Rose.
He worked as a security guard and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was kind and good-hearted and a joy to be around.
In addition to his parents Mr. Jones is survived by his step-mother, Lois G. Jones of Springfield; step-father, Henry Rose of Springfield; and brothers, William “Bill” Jones of Ashland City and Cliff Jones, Jr. of Springfield.
Cleo Genelle Hackney Hagewood, age 90 of Greenbrier passed away at Creekside Nursing Home in Madison on Friday, March 24, 2017. Austin & Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements..
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 2, 4 pm to 8 pm and Monday, April 3 10 am to 11 am at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. Funeral Service will be held at 11 am on Monday, April 3 at the Funeral Home with Bro. Norman Slate officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery.
Mrs. Hagewood was born in Greenbrier, TN on August 24, 1926 to the late Churful Dewey and Pearl Adcock Hackney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, L.C. Hagewood and a sister, Mary Hackney Dorris.
She was a substitute teacher for Robertson Co. Schools and a dedicated member of Greenridge Church of Christ.
She is survived by Son, Stephen (Debbie) Hagewood of Greenbrier; daughter, Nancy (David) West of Madison; 4 grandchildren, Nathan (Katie) Zipper of Nashville, Hannah Hagewood of Greenbrier, Janet (Daniel) Rogers of London, England, Susan (David) Shawl of Nashville and one great-grandchild, Knox Zipper. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.
Obituary for Christina Swarner
Christina Marie Hibdon Swarner, age 48, of Greenbrier, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at her home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11am at Williams Chapel Cemetery in Springfield with Brother Cody Dean officiating and with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Ms. Swarner was born March 4, 1969 in Frankfurt, Germany to the late Jerry Hibdon and Vicki Aymell Harris. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her step-father, James Harris; brother, Christopher Allen Hibdon of Nashville; sister, Kimberly Lorene Jarrett of Springfield; daughters, Courtnie (Charlie) Crawford of Greenbrier, Lorene Paige Miller of Mt. Juliet and Brittney Collins of Nashville; and grandchildren, Channing Jace Crawford and Brayden Green.
Age 85 of Greenbrier passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at The Waters of Robertson in Springfield. He was born February 21, 1932 in Robertson County, TN to Jack & Nannie Hulsey Nash. He hauled coal in his younger years from Kentucky and then worked as a farmer. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Agnes Marie Flatt Nash; daughter, Deborah Gail Brown; 2 brothers, Cecil and Donald Nash; 2 sisters, Annie Sue Nash and an infant sister; 2 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Charles R. (Marie) Nash, Greenbrier, TN; sister Peggy Nash, Springfield, TN; 3 grandchildren, Stephanie Nash, Chris Brown and Melissa Napier; 4 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Sunday, March 26 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Sunday, March 26, 2017 12-2pm at the funeral home.
Nannie Ellen Walker, age 103, of Pleasant View, died March 22, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton with Brother Tom Malone, Brother Barry Simpson and Brother Corey Minter officiating. Burial will follow in the Hudgens Cemetery in Ashland City with Landon Hogan, Jackson Hogan, Daniel Clemments, Luke Jenkins, Brent Binkley, Barry Balthrop, Troy Balthrop and Tony Binkley serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Binkley and Billy Binkley and the Senior Adult II Sunday School Class.
Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 4-8pm and at the church on Saturday from 12pm until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mrs. Walker was born April 23, 1913 in Robertson County to the late Jordan C. and Della Hudgens Balthrop. She was a homemaker and member of the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Walker is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Walker, her sister, Lillian Binkley and her brothers, Cleveland Balthrop and Harrell D. Balthrop. She is survived by her son, Gilford (Gaynell) Walker of Pleasant View; grandchildren, Marcia (Edwin) Hogan and Marla (Shawn) Clemments; and great-grandchildren, Landon Hogan, Jackson Hogan, Daniel Clemments and Caroline Clemments.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church. Any donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Helen Gross Jones, age 93, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at White Haven Assisted Living Center in Adams. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Gene Brown officiating. Burial followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mrs. Jones was born January 7, 1924 in New York to the late Jack and Henrietta Wegheim Gross. She worked for the Federal Government and was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Mrs. Jones liked to read and to knit and she loved children.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Jones is preceded in death by her husband, Finance Jones. She is survived by several dear friends who will miss her greatly.