In Loving Memory: Obituaries From April 25, 2018 – May 1, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Jeanette W. Swift
Jeanette W. Swift, 71, of Greenbrier, died Saturday April 29, 2017 at The Residence at Alive Hospice.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday May 6th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Frank Evans officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Swift was born January 21, 1946 in Davidson County to the late Glen and Sara Bowers Waynick. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Eddie Ray Swift, Sr., and by her son: Eddie Ray Swift, Jr. Mrs. Swift is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Mike and Mitzi Swift of Clarksville, Rodnie and Kim Swift of Greenbrier, sister: Gayle Robb of Franklin, grandchildren: Caleb Swift, Loraine Crawford, Matthew Swift, Jada Swift, Hannah Swift, Jacob Swift, Ashleigh Swift, Eli Swift, Wyatt Swift, and Jordan Swift, and by six great grandchildren.
Mary Frances Thomas, 90, of Springfield, died Saturday April 29, 2017 at North Crest Medical Center.
Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday May 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Her sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home
Mrs. Thomas was born October 11, 1926 in Calloway County, KY to the late Kenny and Cleo Todd. She worked many years as a LPN at Jesse Holman Jones Hospital and was also a nurse sitter with home patients. She was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband: Harrison Edwards Thomas.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Randy and Jo Thomas of Hixson, John and Lou Thomas of Springfield, David and Donna Thomas of Springfield, and Daniel Thomas of Springfield, brothers: Danny Ray Todd and Kenneth Todd both of Murray, KY, sisters: Wanda Scott, Annette Coles, and Hazel Pogue all of Murray, KY, grandchildren: George Harrison Thomas, Todd Andrew Thomas, Jonathan Ryan Thomas, Kyle Edward Thomas, Rosemary Thomas Sprague, great grandchildren: Jago and Lily Thomas
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to North Springfield Baptist Church
Robert Lee “Bobby” Hart, 70, of Springfield, died Friday April 27, 2018 at his home. His remains were cremated.
Mr. Hart was born February 26, 1948 in Cedar Hill to the late Orien and Katherine Smith Hart. He had worked at Delight Products in Springfield and was a member of the Robertson County Coon Hunters Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Maxine Doan.
Mr. Hart is survived by his son: Robert Scott Hart of Maryville, brothers and sisters-in-law: Wayne and Patsy Hart of White Houe, Kenneth and Evalina Hart of Orlinda, sister and brother-in-law: Linda and Dr. Owen Barrett of Ardmore.
Carl Brown Walling, Jr., age 90, of Springfield, died Friday April 27, 2018 at Morningside of Springfield. Memorial services were conducted Saturday May 5th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Diane Coppock officiating. His grandchildren served as Honorary Pallbearers. The family received friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Walling was born January 21, 1928 in Robertson County to the late Carl Brown and Margaret Williams Walling, Sr. Mr. Walling was a farmer and worked at the Springfield Woolen Mill doing loom maintenance, as well as several construction companies on projects including Briley Parkway, the golf course at Warner Park and the Colonial Pipeline in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama until he started his own company, C B Walling Co. He laid the majority of the water lines in Robertson County as a sub-contractor for the City of Springfield. Mr. Walling was a member of New Chapel United Methodist Church and a former member of the Coopertown Ruritan Club. He was also a member of the Robertson County Antique Tractor Pullers Association and Western Kentucky Antique Power Association competing and winning trophies into his mid-eighties, earning the name of “Ole Man”. He enjoyed camping, fishing, sitting around a campfire, pulling pranks and sharing his life with his children and grandchildren, as well as, collecting, restoring, and pulling antique tractors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Ann “Peggie” Teasley Walling, by his son, Carl Thomas “Bud” Walling, and by his sister, Juanita Estes.
Mr. Walling is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Mary Ann and Reece Dean of Nashville, Pat and Jerry Adams of Cedar Hill, Becky Jo and Ricky Cook of Smyrna, his sister: Mary Elizabeth Hatcher of Valdosta, GA, seven grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Palestine United Methodist Church in care of Robertson County Funeral Home, if you so choose.
We celebrate the life of Rebecca Virginia Atkins, born April 22, 1932 and departed this life on April 25, 2018. She professed hope in Christ at an early age in 1943 at Keysburg Baptist Church. Later she joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Georgia Andrew Chambers, her husband, Levi Atkins, her sons, James Ray and Larry D. Atkins, Sr., her brothers, Claude P. Chambers and Walter Chambers, and by her sister: Mary Holman.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son: Charles (Sue) Atkins, Sr., of Adairville, KY, her daughters: Claudia (Leroy) Ellis, Ruth (Bobby) Burns, Annie Fort, Sandra “Faye” Atkins, and Dorothy (Wilbur) Coleman all of Springfield, her brother: Bobby (Sandra) Chambers of Springfield, her sisters: Sarah Ligon of Guthrie, KY, Dorothy (Bobby) Bowers of Clarksville, Ann Young of Springfield, Frances (James) Hubbard of Springfield, Josephine (Billy) Bigbee of Russellville, KY, her special cousin: Thelmus Davis of Nashville, 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, her very good friend: Patricia Brooks of Springfield, and a host of nieces and nephews
A celebration of her life was held on Saturday April 28th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend James Hubbard, Reverend Clarence Cheatham, and Elder Paula Farmer officiating. Interment followed in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Cedar Hill with Larry Atkins, Jr., Jonathan Atkins, Christopher Atkins, Corey Freeman, Terrence Baldry, Claude Ligon, Lonnie Ligon, Dennis Bowers, and Robert Bowers serving as pallbearers. Flower Bearers were Celena Flowers, Cherronda Freeman, Trevette Burns, Calista Atkins, Lakisha Chatman, Beverly Wells, Jennifer Mitchell, Tamela Atkins, and Tianesha Atkins. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday, with the family present at 11:00 a.m.
Jimmy R. Jones, 71, of Cedar Hill, died Wednesday April 25, 2018 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday April 30th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with Robert Bagby, Page Barker, Tucker Whitby, Donnie Martin, James Gainous, Dan Burdge, and Jeff Walker serving as pallbearers. Evan Graves served as Honorary pallbearer. The family received friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Mr. Jones was born December 24, 1946 in Robertson County to the late Claude Richard “Jim” and Sarah Elizabeth Draughon Jones. He was a retired pipeliner and farmer. Mr. Jones was a member of Center Point Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, raising horses, running beagle dogs, operating heavy equipment, traveling, restoring antique tractors, and most of all being on the farm. He helped lay the Alaskan Pipeline, and he had the pleasure of meeting President Gerald Ford and making a brief appearance on 60 minutes.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: John Morris Jones, by his half-brother: Richard Jones, and by his half-sister: Betty Anderson. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife: Sherry Jones of Cedar Hill, by his step-son: Evan Graves of Cedar Hill, and by several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Raymond Patrick McNeill, age 52, of Greenbrier passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073. Funeral Services will be held under the care of Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, 600 Main St., Sanford, NC 27332.
Raymond was born June 30, 1965 in Sanford, NC to Raymond F. McNeill and Patricia Lloyd Cannon. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas McNeill. He was a laborer in the Steel Industry in NC and has been disabled for several years. His hobby in life was fishing.
He is survived by his father, Raymond F. McNeill of Sanford, NC; mother, Patricia Lloyd Cannon and her husband, Billy Cannon of Greenbrier; numerous cousins and special friend and caregiver, Ann Crenshaw.
Obituary for Robert Brewington
Robert Brian Brewington, age 46, of Springfield, Tennessee, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at his home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 o’clock noon, on Friday, May 4th at First Baptist Church Joelton with Bro. David Royalty officiating.
Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Rodger Brewington, Grant Gibbs, Emitt Holt, Chase Norris, Steve McNeil, Brent Crain, and Jimmy Bonner serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Jennette, Jordan Adkins, Paula Lee, Zach Duncan, and the Pleasant View 9/10 Braves Baseball Team.
The family will recieve friends at the funeral home from 4:00-8:00PM Thursday, May 3rd, and again at First Baptist Church Joelton on Friday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12 noon.
Robert was born on April 16, 1972 in Springfield, Tennessee. He was employed with Konica Minolta copier company. He was a baseball and softball coach for many years in Pleasant View, enjoyed fishing, and was a member of First Baptist Church Joelton.
Survivors include his wife, Carrie Brewington; daughters, Destiny Brewington and Kaleigh Brewington; son, Jackson Brewington; parents, Bobby and Oleen Brewington; brother, Rodger (Lori) Brewington; parents-in-law, Gary and Donna Ray; brother-in-law, Shane Ray.
If so desired, the family requests memorial contributions be made to The Brewington Donation Account at any branch of the Robertson County Credit Union.
John Crittenden Pope, III, age 94, of Nashville, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at his home at Belmont Village Assisted Living. A graveside Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11am in the Elmwood Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Gordon Peerman officiating. Burial of Mr. Pope’s cremains will follow.
A Visitation Reception will follow the burial at 3pm at Dr. John C. Pope, IV’s home.
Mr. Pope was born July 26, 1923 in Springfield to the late John C. and Polly Bell Pope, II. He was an accountant and member of the Forest Hills United Methodist Church. Mr. Pope was also a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp serving in WWII.
In addition to his parents Mr. Pope is preceded in death by his wife, Nancye Johnson Pope, his brother, Richard Allen Pope and his niece, Linda Pope Moss.
Mr. Pope is survived by his son, John C. (Kristi) Pope, IV of Nashville; grandchildren, John C. Pope, V, Margaret T. “Maggie” Pope and William J. Pope; and 6 loving nieces and nephews.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Age 89 of White House went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 29, 2018 at her home. She was born September 12, 1928 in Louisville, KY to George and Lena Silliman Stephan. She worked as a teacher until her retirement and was a member of Goodlettsville Church of the Nazarene.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Aaron Taylor; son, Michael Anthony Taylor; sister, Melva Savage Moore; brother Norbert Stephan. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Anne Taylor, White House, TN; sister, Judy (David) Stivers, Louisville, KY.
Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 11am at Goodlettsville Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Ken Carney officiating. Interment will be held Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 11am at Union Cemetery in Dickson, TN with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, May 1, 2018 4-8pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House.
Memorial contributions may be made to Goodlettsville Church of the Nazarene 400 Loretta Drive Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Age 80 of Goodlettsville passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Alive Hospice Madison Campus. He was born October 12, 1937 in Nashville, TN to Uel Elijah and Annie Louise Hailey Nanney. He was the owner of Nashville Insulation and was a member of White House General Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Josephine Chastain Nanney; son, Robert Steven Nanney, Sr. He is survived by his daughter, Sherry (Tim) HOlloway, Goodlettsville, TN; sister, Sarah Parnell, McEwen, TN; 3 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 1:30pm at White House General Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Treadway and Rev. James Covey officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, May 2, 2018 4-8pm and Thursday, May 3, 2018 10am until the time of the service at the church. A Masonic service is planned for Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7pm at the church.
Erline Shepherd Ellis, of Springfield, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Joe Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Mike McMurtry, Troy Drake, Ross Caroland, Rex Caroland, Tim Sowell and Jimmy Shepherd serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.
Mrs. Ellis was born July 6, 1922 in Springfield to the late Nick and Minnie Nixon Shepherd and lived here all her life. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family, friends and Jesus Christ. Mrs. Ellis ran the Shoe Department at Chandler’s for over 30 years before retiring and was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ for over 50 years. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, animals, cooking and playing with her grandson. She will be sadly missed but always remembered and we know she is in Heaven now.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Ellis is preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, William Hassell Ellis; her brother, Herschel Shepherd; and her sisters, Lillian Burchett and Carolyn Caroland.
Mrs. Ellis is survived by her son, Gerald (Denisa) Ellis of Madison; brother, Roy (Helen) Shepherd of Greenbrier; sister, Elizabeth Parrish of Madison; and grandchild, William Ellis.
Lora Daniels Hale, age 64, of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Sunday, April 29, 2018 at her home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o’clock am, Wednesday, May 2nd, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. David Royalty and Gordon Beasley officiating.
Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Ashland City with Joey Jordan, Brandon Scott, Jamie Fearns, Roger Nesbitt, Matthew Ward, and Jeff Hinkle serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00-8:00PM on Tuesday, May 1st, and again on Wednesday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.
Lora was born on July 16, 1953 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Danny and Frances Wright Daniels. She had previously worked as a legal secretary, and more recently known as “The Cake Lady” for her ability to bake incredibly beautiful and delicious cakes for all types of occasions. She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Brian Daniels; and brother, Mike Daniels.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Hale; son, Robert (Kim) Hale; brothers, Phillip (Carolyn) Daniels, and Randy (Connie) Daniels; sisters, Linda (Richard) Scott, and Marianne Isbell; grandsons, John and Eli Hale; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary Lee Ellis, age 87, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Saturday, April 29, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o’clock am, Tuesday, May 1st, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Paul Edwards officiating.
Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Jason Klingerman, Anthony Johnson, Arnold Allen, Chip Cirillo, Andrew Morris, and Ronnie Balthrop serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00-8:00PM Monday, April 30th, and again on Tuesday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service.
Mrs. Ellis was born on July 28, 1930 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Turner and Emma Harris Johnson. She was retired from Washington Manufacturing and was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Ellis; brothers, J.B. Johnson, James Johnson, and Donald Johnson; sister, Dolly Allen.
Survivors include her daughter, Lynn (Bill) Seifert; brother, Bill Johnson; granddaughters, Tracie Keeton (Jason “Chip” Klingerman), and Meribeth Come; a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; special friend, Henry Poole; numerous nieces and nephews.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant View United Methodist Church.
Anne Edwards Nichols, age 82 of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Earlier in life, she had worked in the typing pool at Genesco. She was a very dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved playing Bridge, loved to play tennis, loved to read and loved the TV show ‘Blue Bloods’.
Mrs. Nichols is preceded in death by her husband, Evan Hooper Nichols and her parents, Brownie and Byron (Red) Edwards. She is survived by her son, Steve (Melissa) Nichols; daughter, Julia Nichols Arvidson; grandchildren, Nikki (Kyle) Hargrove, Natalie Nichols, Jessica (Beau) Sallee and Emily (Nathan) Gutoski; great-grandchildren, Lily, Laura and Lydia Sallee, Abby Hargrove, Evan Nicholas Gutoski, who is expected to arrive in May; and a sister, Jean S. (Ken) Robinson.
Her family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 1, from 4pm until 8pm and again on Wednesday, May 2, beginning 10am until her Celebration of Life Service at 11:30am from the Chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Dr. Ken Corr officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Glendon Fleming, Nathan Gutoski, Beau Sallee, Kerry Dodd, Kyle Hargrove, Pete Boswell, Pat Keohane and Sam Slifka. Honorary pallbearer will be Bobby Woodall and Wilton DePriest.
William L. Davis of Ashland City passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at The Waters of Cheatham.
Mr. Davis’s remains will be cremated and there are no services planned at this time.
He was born in Red Bud, IL on December 24, 1950 to the late Harvey and Margaret Kohler Davis. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Davis.
He served in the US Army and was a Retired Correctional Officer for the Kentucky Department of Corrections.
He is survived by his former wife, Ruby Sanders Pepper; daughters, DeDe (Marc) Neumann, Tonya (David Baird) Skoien, Stacey (Rob) Ziegler, Angela (Mike) Kuriatnyk; brother, Eddie Davis; sisters, Mary Ann Whalen, Patty (Ron) Lippert, Margaret Schlotmann; grandchildren, Tyler (Sarah) Schwartz, Sam Schwartz, Sara (Grant) Keller, Jessica (J.D.) Wesley, Will Ziegler, Lena Ziegler, A.J. Kuriatnyk; great-grandchildren, Owen Schwartz and Maddie Woolums.
William “Lewis” Bryan, age 83, of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at his home.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock pm, Sunday, April 29th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. John Richardson, Bro. Mike Madewell, and Bro. Randy Riggs officiating.
Burial followed in the Pleasant View United Methodist Cemetery with Phillip Jarrell, Larry Smith, Stanley Hunter, Todd Knight, Joe Greer, Randy Lynch, Arlen Harris, and Mike Reilly serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 4:00-7:00PM on Saturday, April 28th, and again on Sunday beginning at 12:00PM noon until the hour of service at 2:00PM.
Mr. Bryan was born on March 30, 1935 in Mars Hill, North Carolina, to the late William A. and Clara Huffstetler Bryan. He was retired from Sears, was a Realtor, a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church.
Lewis was well known for growing delicious tomatoes and sharing them with friends and neighbors. He was also a regular attendee of the “College of Knowledge” at Excell Market.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Murphy Bryan; and brother, Robert Bryan.
Survivors include his son, William L. “Lou” Bryan, Jr.; daughters, Cindy Bryan Hinton, and Susan (Arlen) Bryan Harris; grandchildren, Rachel DeeAnn Hinton, and Bryan Montgomery Hinton; and Man’s Best Friend & loyal companion, Max.