In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week: May 2 – May 8, 2017
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Mack L. Fletcher Jr
On May 5, 2017 at his home in Springfield, Mack L. Fletcher, Jr. left this world to go to his eternal home to be with his Heavenly Father.
A Celebration for Mack was held at 5 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Springfield First United Methodist Church with Reverend Jerry Wallace officiating and Dr. Tommy Crunk, eulogist. The family received friends on Sunday from 2 pm until the hour of service at 5 pm at the church. Private burial was held with grandchildren, Kyle, Jake, Levi and Boone Fletcher, Katie Fletcher Lowe, Corey Beth Smith, Allyson, Rachel and Reese Payne serving as pallbearers.
Our beloved Mack was born on his mother’s birthday 68 years ago on January 13th, in Robertson County to the late Mack L. and Mary Elizabeth Lokey Fletcher. Growing up in a Christian environment, on Sunday, June 14, 1959, Mack accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and joined the Adams United Methodist Church, where he served faithfully as Trustee, Chairman of the Board, numerous committees. When all the Cokesbury Hymnals were given in his honor for his love of singing in the choir his heart was touched, as well as when the Special Mission Recognition by the Adams United Methodist Women exemplifying his faith and dedication acknowledging that he was truly a prayer warrior.
Upon leaving his lifetime home in Adams and moving to Springfield, Mack was welcomed in to another church Family, Springfield First United Methodist Church, and transferred his membership on April 22, 2007, where he once again answered a calling to serve with the church’s Stephen Ministry team.
He was educated in the Robertson County school system and graduated from Jo Byrns High School in 1967. After graduation he worked with the State of Tennessee, until starting his career in the car business where he remained until retiring in February 2008 due to health issues.
On a Wednesday, November 22, 1967, Mack L. Fletcher, Jr., exchanged wedding vows with the love of his life, Frankie Ruth Richards. To this union two sons and a daughter were born. It was his joy to support and follow John Ed, James Mack and Mary Frank from T-ball to all the many sports they played throughout the years. However, none compared to worshipping and sharing his love of the Lord with his children, and when the three stepped out from the pew on April 22, 1984 and went down together to profess their faith and join the church, as their Dad, there was no greater feeling in the world.
Mack was truly touched by all the friends and family, too many to name, and you know who you are, who on this unexpected journey expressed so many acts of kindness, whether it was a visit, a card, phone call, text, food, especially prayers for him and his family, he loved you all.
He leaves to cherish fond memories a loving and devoted wife, Frankie Richards Fletcher; sons John Ed (Julie) Fletcher, James Mack (Emily) Fletcher; daughter, Mary Frank Fletcher (Lyle) Payne; nine grandchildren, Corey Beth Smith, Katie Fletcher (Josh) Lowe, Kyle Fletcher, Jake Fletcher, Boone Fletcher, Levi Fletcher, Allyson Payne, Rachel Payne and Reese Payne; two sisters, Mitzi Fletcher (Charles) Head; and Mona Fletcher Bryant; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, and other relatives including special friends.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to one of the following: Springfield First United Methodist Church, Adams United Methodist Church or Jo Byrns Athletic Club.
Marguerite Kelley Gilbert, age 89 of Greenbrier passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at her residence. Austin & Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 8 from 4 pm to 7 pm and on Tuesday, May 9 from 10 am to 12 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral will be at 12 pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery.
She was born November 7, 1927 in Nashville, TN to the late Jesse Silas and Violet Beard Tune. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Kelley, Sr. and Russell Gilbert and a son, Jerry Kelley.
She was a homemaker, an accomplished artist and a Godly woman of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by children, Virginia (John) Prater, Tommy (Gail) Kelley, Rosemary McCorkle, Cindy (Vic) Brasher, Sandra (Randall) Williams; brother, Roy (Carolyn) Tune; sisters, Jessie (Louie) Johnston, Brenda Tune and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, C/O Calvary Baptist Church, Greenbrier, TN.
Age 51 of White House passed away May 5, 2017 in Gallatin, TN. He was born July 5, 1965 in Santa Ana, California to Glen Roy and Theresa Inez Greene Oldham. He was the owner/manager of Express UR Way in White House. He was very giving to the homeless in Springfield and was the creator of Homeward Bound. He loved the Lord and had a sincere desire to help people with mental health problems. He was an avid sportsman who loved boating and fishing.
He is preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Olen Eugene.and Theresa Greene Lott, White House, TN; son, Joshua Chadd (Chelsea) Thomas, Sevierville, TN; brothers, Roger Clinton (Jackie) Oldham, White House, TN, Marion Bruce (Valerie) Blazer, Ohio, Randall Joe (Sherry) Blazer, White House, TN and Kevin Duaine (Kathy) Blazer, Ontario, CA; sister, Theresa Evadine Blazer, GA; special friend, Sarah Carmack; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 4pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Pastor Lonnie Gable officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Tuesday May 9, 2017 4-8pm and Wednesday May 10 , 2017 12 until service time at the funeral home.
Durell Crabtree, age 74, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center. A private graveside service will be held in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Jim Barlow officiating and family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 12pm until 2:30pm
Mr. Crabtree was born January 24, 1943 in Livingston, TN to the late James and Stella Thomas Crabtree. He worked as a foreman at Atwood, was of the Baptist faith and loved turkey shoots.
In addition to his parents Mr. Crabtree is preceded in death by his brothers, Willie Crabtree, Hezzie Crabtree and Kelsie Crabtree; and by his sisters, Laura Maynard, Olene Ledbetter and Dorothy Ledbetter.
Mr. Crabtree is survived by his wife, Peggy Brown Crabtree; daughter, Tammy (Jim) Barlow of Cottontown; brother, Don Crabtree of Rickman, TN; sister, Joyce Neal of Livingston, TN; grandchildren, Paige Barlow, Payton Barlow and Phebe Barlow; and many nieces and nephews.
Ronald Arthur Stewart, age 54 of Hendersonville, born October 9, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Art and Maggie Stewart, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2017.
He was the owner of Art’s Quality Plumbing. He was formerly employed by Atherton Plumbing of Dayton, Ohio for over 15 years. He was an avid fisherman and was willing to do anything for those he loved.
He is survived by his children; Katrina Stewart and Jay Stewart; brothers, Brad Stewart and Matt Stewart; sister, Teri Hurd and his granddaughter Kaylah Odom. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Honorary pallbearers will include Doc Johnson, John Altevers, Bob White, Jay Stewart and Nancy Whitten. His Celebration of Life Memorial Service is incomplete at this time but will be announced as soon as they are available. Services entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Age 27 of Nashville passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born June 21, 1989 in Nashville, TN to Kevin and Jennifer Tackett Holman. She worked in food service at the Calypso Café. She loved animals, especially her cats Finn and Jake, as well as her newest dog, Little Bear. She touched many lives and loved her girlfriend Ashley very much. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Leonard Holman.
She is survived by her parents, Kevin and Jennifer Holman; brothers, Peyton and Gabriel Holman, all of White House, TN grandparents, Mike and Sherry Tackett, White House, TN and Callie Holman, Portland, TN; girlfriend, Ashley Huffaker, Nashville, TN.
A Celebration of Life Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2pm at White House First Baptist Church with Rev. Ashley Mofield officiating. Visitation is planned at the church from 12-2pm prior to the service. REMAINS REST
The family received friends on Thursday, May 4th from 4 pm to 8 pm and on Friday May 5th from 10 am to 2 pm at the funeral home. The funeral Service was at 2 pm on Friday, May 5 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Steve Pendley officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery.
David was born November 13, 1947 in Robertson County to the late Charlie and Gertrude Meadows Gober. He was also preceded in death by sister, Charlene Richardson.
He was the owner of Dave’s Plumbing. He was a wonderful and loving Dad, Brother and Uncle and loved “Lucky” his dog very much.
He is survived by son, David G. Gober, Jr; step-son, Jeremiah Richardson; Daughter, Michelle (Ronnie Adams) Budde; sisters, June (Gene) Thomas, Helen (Jerry) Chowning; 2 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers.
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