In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 5, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Ronnie Williams
On February 27, 2017, the Williams and Wildun families suffered a heartbreaking tragedy. In the early morning hours, Ronnie Williams suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital where, unfortunately, Ronnie was taken from his wife and family.
Family and friends are completely devastated by this tragedy and the loss of an amazing spouse, son-in-law, brother, officer and friend.
There has been a huge outpouring of support and condolences from the community, law enforcement, family and friends. We truly, and most sincerely, appreciate all of this support.
The Memorial service for Ronnie Williams will be Monday March 6 at 7:00pm at Christ Church / Main Sanctuary locate at 15354 Old Hickory Blvd Nashville 37211. Please come and celebrate with his family.
Regina Ashlin Chelstin have asked all to attend. She heard names but not faces. Speaking of….. MT DEW EXPRESS OUT…,”you know what I’m saying”” who heard that line…..
If you would like to donate to help the family cover funeral expenses: CLICK HERE
Obituary for Norma Boyd Adams
Norma Eloise Boyd Adams, 82, of Springfield, died Saturday March 4, 2017 at North Crest Medical Center. Her remains were cremated and memorial services will be conducted at a later date.
Mrs. Adams was born June 21, 1934 in Covington, KY to the late Bro. William Morton and Anne Holland Fagan Shearer. She was a retired clerk from the Gorham McBane Public Library and a member of Coopertown Church of Christ. Mrs. Adams enjoyed reading to children at the library, Head Start, and to the patients in area nursing homes. She also enjoyed and loved animals. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild: Billy Lee Sadler.
Mrs. Adams is survived by her husband: Keith Adams of Springfield, sons and daughters-in-law: Billy and Susan Boyd of Castilian Springs, Michael and Vanessa Boyd of Adairville, KY, daughters and son-in-law: Nancy and Andy Kouris of Antioch, April and Sonny Sadler of White House, brother: Morton Shearer of Springfield, seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren
Obituary for Dr. Mac Dorris
Dr. Mac Wayde Dorris, 85, of Greenbrier, died Tuesday February 28, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Goodlettsville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday March 4th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family received friends on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Dr. Dorris was born January 17, 1932 in Robertson County to the late Smith and Myrtle Hackney Dorris. He graduated from Greenbrier High School in 1950. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. Dr. Dorris was a dentist and dental surgeon for 40 years, having practiced primarily in LaGrange, GA. He was a member of Greenbrier United Methodist Church. He enjoyed raising horses, part time farming, going on dental mission trips, traveling, and remodeling houses and apartments. He was preceded in death by his wife: Mary Elizabeth Poole Dorris.
Dr. Dorris is survived by his children: Lynn Harris of Knoxville, Lisa Casares and husband Rick of Greenbrier, Marlina Belstadt of North Tonawanda, NY, brother: Jimmy Dorris of Greenbrier, grandchildren: Noah Casares, Alena Casares, Chris Harris, and Chad Harris, great grandchildren: CJ, Lane, Elizabeth, and Joseph Harris.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Red Cross.
Obituary for Loy Dodd, Sr.
Loy Eldridge Dodd, Sr., age 82, of Chapmansboro, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o’clock am on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Pastor Chris Moore officiating. Burial will be at 1:00PM Wednesday at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday 4-8:00PM and again on Wednesday from 9AM till the hour of service.
Mr. Dodd was born May 29, 1934 in McMinnville, Tennessee to the late Loy B. and Clara Dodd. He was a retired minister having served various positions, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a member the Gateway Assembly of God.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death his wife, Mary Ellen Dodd, and sister, Peggy Garretty.
He is survived by sons, Loy Dodd, Jr. of Springfield, William “Billy” (Juliet) Dodd of Chapmansboro; daughter, Ruth (Jason) Lee of New Orleans, LA; grandchildren, David Dodd and Eunice “Nene” Maluto.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Assembly of God. Donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Joe Henry Moore, Sr., age 88 passed away on Saturday March 4th, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center. Visitation will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Tuesday March 7th from 11am – 1:30pm. Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services at Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield on Tuesday at 2pm.
Mr. Moore was born March 23, 1928 to the late Robert D. and Ella Henry Moore. After growing up in his beloved hometown of Springfield he attended Baylor High School in Chattanooga (’46) and graduated from Vanderbilt University (’50). Upon graduating he joined his father at the family’s real estate business G.S. Moore and Son, beginning a long and successful real estate career.
Mr. Moore was a dedicated and supportive family patriarch. He was a lifelong member of Springfield First United Methodist Church, a member of The Lion’s Club, and enjoyed restoring and showing classic cars.
Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Amelia Siler Moore and his son Joe Henry Moore Jr. He is survived by his daughter Amelia Alice Moore, son Guilford Siler Moore, daughter-in-law Lee Anne Morton, grandchildren Jim (Jennifer) Moore, and Aubrey Henry Moore, and great-grandson Siler Sullivan Moore.
The family requests in lieu of flowers gifts may be made to The King’s Daughters’ School. All donations may be sent care of the Austin and Bell Funeral Home.
Age 37 of Goodlettsville passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at her home. She was born March 6, 1979 in Nashville, TN to Larry Junior and Canary Lynn Blakely Briley. She worked as a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her father, Larry J. Briley; grandparents, Howard and Gracie Briley. She is survived by her husband, Clay Evitts; sons, Jared Evitts and Christian Evitts; mother, Lynn Briley; brother, Larry A. (Tess) Briley; sisters, Leslie (Drew) Briley and Jamie (Jeremy) Hutchison; 7 nieces and nephews, Coleman Tincher, Wyatt Briley, Ethan Hutchison, Whitney Briley, Destin Rhodes, Hailey Rhodes and Breeann Mayes.
Funeral service is scheduled for Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment will follow in Halltown Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Friday, March 10, 2017 11am until the time of the service at the funeral home.. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Age 37 of Goodlettsville passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at her home. She was born March 6, 1979 in Nashville, TN to Larry Junior and Canary Lynn Blakely Briley. She worked as a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her father, Larry J. Briley; grandparents, Howard and Gracie Briley. She is survived by her husband, Clay Evitts; sons, Jared Evitts and Christian Evitts; mother, Lynn Briley; brother, Andy Briley; sisters, Leslie (Drew) Briley and Jamie (Jeremy) Hutchison.
Graveside service is scheduled for Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2pm in Halltown Cemetery in New Deal. Visitation is planned for Friday, March 10, 2017 11am-1:30pm at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in White House. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
James Wallace Bennett, age 83, of Greenbrier, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Thomas West Hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 6, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Walter George officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brad Minnis, Steve DeSheles, Barry Minnis, Kelly Minnis, Mark Minnis and Darrell Boggs serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 4-6pm and again Monday from 12pm until the hour of service.
Mr. Bennett was born May 21, 1933 in Robertson County, TN to the late Wallace and Bessie Binkley Bennent. He worked for Conwood Tobacco and served in the Army. He is survived by his wife, Dorsey DeSheles Bennett; brother-in-law, Steve DeSheles of Springfield; sister-in-law, Sheryl (Kelly) Minnis of Springfield; niece, Deanna Anderson of Springfield; great niece, Emmarie Anderson; nephew, Dustin DeSheles; great nephew, Bryce Anderson; special friends, Abby and Darrell Boggs of Greenbrier and many loving cousins.
John Albert Harvey, age 70, of Cedar Hill, died Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his home. There are no services scheduled.
Mr. Harvey was born February 9, 1947 in Nashville, TN to the late Roland and June Harvey. He worked as a press operator for the publishing industry and was a member of the Ashland City and Bordeaux Seventh Day Adventist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy J. Harvey; daughters, Pamela (Dale) Cotton of Goodlettsville, Jacki (Josh Jordan) Chester of Cedar Hill; grandchildren, Ashlie (Nick) Hasse, Abby Chester; brother-in-law and best friend, David Biggs and Big T; and special friend, Bob Green.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Alive Hospice and the many friends that have called, come by, and prayed for them during Mr. Harvey’s illness.
Alberta Doreen Carrigan, age 72, of Joelton, died Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Thomas Midtown. Mrs. Carrigan donated her remains to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. There are no services planned.
Mrs. Carrigan was born on December 6, 1944 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Howard and Cora Lee Sullivan. She worked as a hairdresser.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her son, Jess Carrigan.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Carrigan; son, Wayne Carrigan; sisters, Minnie Baker, Clara (Raymond) Staggs; grandchildren, Allison Carrigan, Josh Carrigan, Joey Carrigan, Michelle Carrigan, Lori Alderidge, Crystal Allen; 4 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Doral Jones Summers, age 76 of Hendersonville, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 surrounded by her caring family. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed traveling, shopping, walking on the beach and collecting sea shells. She enjoyed working with and seeing the success of children with special needs.
She is preceded in death by her sisters, Rachel Taylor and Faye Jones. She is survived by her husband of fifty five years, Carl Summers; daughters, Karen (Scott) Southall and Shannon Summers; brothers, Andrew Jones, Barry (Jewel) Jones and Eddie (Nancy) Jones; brother in law, Sam Taylor. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
There will be a gathering of family and friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville.
The family request that memorial contributions be made to Mary’s Magical Place Playground ay marysmagicalplace.org
Forrest “Jack” John Kaeser, Jr. age 87 of Greenbrier, TN passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his residence. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.
The family received friends Friday, March 3, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. The funeral service was held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 4, 2017 with Bro. D.J. Shoulders officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.
Jack was born in Stratford, WI on February 10, 1930 to the late Forest John Kaeser, Sr and Grace Shiltz Kaeser.
He was a proud Veteran of 22 years in the U.S. Army. He received the following commendations and medals: Korean Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), Army Commendation Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster) Service Medal, Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal w/Valor Device, Good Conduct Medal (5th Award) Oversea Service Bars (2), Valorous Unit Award, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Bronze Star Medal and Distinguished Unit Citation.
He is survived by his biological, adopted and step children, Dean (Judy) Kaeser, David Kaeser, Robert Strauss, Tommy Strauss, Kay (Frank Ray) Kaeser, Kenny Owen, Ricky (Tina) Stone, David N. (Kelli) Stone, Billy (Susan) Stone, Virginia Fox, Betty Jean Spalding; sister, Edie (Ron) Schaefer; 19 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Family served as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project Fund
Walter Barnett Kendrick, age 95, of Cedar Hill, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday from 12 Noon until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mr. Kendrick was born October 23, 1921 in Augusta, GA to the late Jesse S. and Georgia Kendrick. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II, was retired business owner, was a member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church and was a long time member of the Springfield Rotary Club.
In addition to his parents Mr. Kendrick is preceded in death by his wife, Florida Phillips Kendrick, his brother, Jack Kendrick and a great grandson, Seth Palmore. He is survived by his sons, Jesse Barnett Kendrick of Cedar Hill and John Phillip (Priscilla) Kendrick; devoted daughter-in-law, Linda Kendrick of Brentwood; grandchildren, James (Ashley) Kendrick, Elizabeth (Brian) Mitchell, Dana (Joey) Funk and Neal (Alyson) Kendrick; 8 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Geneva Walker, age 83, of Smyrna, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Southern Hills Medical Center. A celebration of life service was conducted at 6 o’clock pm on Saturday, March 4th 2017 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Dr. Stanley Outlaw and Rev. Keith Burden officiating.
A committal service and burial was conducted at 2 o’clock pm on Sunday, March 5th in EverRest of Cheatham with Caleb Walker, Elijah Walker, Chase Tyson, Nehemiah Hernandez, Derek Oakley, and Chris Davenport serving as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family was held Saturday from 3:00 PM till the hour of service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Walker was born July 29, 1933 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina to the late John and Bena Winstead, Sr. She was a retired accounting clerk and a member of Corner Stone Free Will Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by 13 brothers & sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years Rev. Billy B. Walker; sons, Kevin (Karen) Walker of Paint Rock, AL, Dr. Michael (Wendy) Walker of Nashville; daughter, Shannon (David) Teague of Nashville; brother, David (Gladys) Winstead of Rocky Mount, NC; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Free Will Baptist International Missions or Free Will Baptist North American Ministries – The Davenport Account. Donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.