In Loving Memory: Obituaries From May 9, 2018 – May 15, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Ima Jean Chumley
Age 87 of Goodlettsville, TN went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 14, 2018 at NHC Sumner Place in Gallatin, TN. She was born March 30, 1931 in Columbia, TN to Flem and Archie Hyatt Howell. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of Skyview church of Christ. She was a woman who loved her family and her husband with all her heart.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Chumley; son, Larry Wade Chumley. She is survived by her daughters, Dawn (Jimmy) Czermak, Florence, AL and Melissa Dodge, White House, TN; grandchildren, Jamie (Ross) Roney and Maggie (Wade) Fowler; great-grandchild, Desi Reid Roney; sister, Joyce Dawson, Columbia, TN brother-in-law, Ed (Jean) Chumley, Culleoka, TN; sister-in-law, Grace Chumley, Columbia, TN.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 12 noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Shawn Bain and Stacey Durham officiating. Interment followed at 3pm in Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia, TN. Visitation was held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10am until the time of the service at noon at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to DrivingMissDesi.com, a charity for cystic fibrosis.
Age 80 of White House went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 14, 2018 at Signature Health Care of Portland. She was born February 25. 1938 inAsheville, North Carolina to Oliver and Esler Louise Henson Dodds. She worked as in accounts receivable for Precision Industries before her retirement. She traveled all over the world with her husband sharing the good news of Jesus and was a member of First Baptist Church White House.
She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Darrell Diseker, White House, TN; sons, Paul (Teresa) Diseker, Fort Worth, TX and Gary (Brandy) Diseker, Portland, TN; daughter, Laura Sue Morris; brother, Gary (Miriam) Dodds, Orlando FL; 5 grandchildren. Spenser Morris, Dach Diseker, Danyssa Diseker, Joe E. Diseker and Claire Diseker; 2 great-grandchildren, Raya Morris and Ryker Diseker.
A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, May 20, 2018 at White House First Baptist Church with Bro. Ashley Mofield officiating. Visitation is planned from 3-4pm at the church prior to the service. A private family burial is scheduled at Maple Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to White House First Baptist Church or to International Missions.
Age 84 of Cottontown went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. He was born March 8, 1934 in Sumner County, TN to Nathan and Rosa Callis Birdwell. He was retired from Peterbilt, a retired UAW member and was a member of Clearview Church of Christ.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Rosa Birdwell; brothers, Floyd and Bob Birdwell; sisters, Willa Sue Braswell, Lela Ruth Stancil and Emma Gregory. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sue Wilkinson Birdwell; son, Tony Birdwell, both of Cottontown, TN; daughter, Rita (Mike) Ervin, Greenbrier, TN; brothers, Odell (Francis) Birdwell, Cottontown, TN, Wayne (Harriett) Birdwell, Cross Plains, TN and Kenneth (Yvonne) Birdwell, Greenbrier, TN; sisters, Betty (Leroy) Scruggs, Gallattin, TN and Brenda Smith, Cottontown, TN; 2 grandchildren, Shane Ervin and Dana Davis; 3 great-grandchildren, Emily Ervin, Levi Davis and Stormi Davis.
Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Lowell Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens Franklin, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, May 15, 2018 4-8pm and Wednesday, May 16 10am-2pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are encouraged to Clearview Church of Christ 502 Clearview Road Cottontown, TN 37048.
Age 69 of Hendersonville passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at his home. He was born January 7, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan to Virgil and Marie Jernigan Stidham. He is a 1967 graduate of White House High School and was a member of Bible Baptist Church. He worked as a union steamfitter before his retirement and proudly served his country in the US Army in Vietnam. He enjoyed classic cars and fishing.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul Stidham; brother-in-law, Harold Rader. He is survived by brother, Jim (Betty) Stidham, Hendersonville, TN; sister, Virginia Rader, White House, TN; sister-in-law, Jean Stidham, Knoxville, TN; 10 nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Greg Mutsch officiating. Interment followed in Halltown Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Sunday, May 13, 2018 1-3pm at the funeral home.
Frances Doris Conn, age 75 of Springfield, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
The family received friends 12pm to 2pm on Saturday, May 12 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral Service was held at 2pm Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Larry Herbert officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
She was born February 1, 1943 in El Paso, TX to the late Paul H. and Frances Culbertson Tucker.
She loved to crochet, read her Bible along with other books. She loved her grandbabies and most of all, she loved the Lord and her family.
She is survived by children; Bobby (Karen) Conn, Terry Conn, Norma (Todd) Evans, Shannon Jay, Tina (Jeremy) Giancola; brother, Paul (Rebecca) Tucker; sisters, Nancy (Carl) Johnson, Shirley Anderson; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Mary Drucilla “Drue” Maddox, age 76, passed away Thursday May 10, 2018 at NHC Place Sumner. Drue was born in Jefferson County, TN to Raymond “Tippy” and Inez (Davis) Barlow. She is preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Maddox.
She is survived by her son, Tad Maddox; daughter, Tippi Lynn (Alan) Whitehead; grandchildren, Alexa Springsteen in Lansing, MI and Bradley Maddox in Leeds, AL; daughters in-law Joanne Springsteen and Samantha Maddox.
Our Drue, our Momma, our Nana…we were so blessed to have been loved by this special lady, with the dark sparkling eyes. Her love lives within each of us, as we carry her in our hearts, forever.
Viewing times for friends and family in Hendersonville will be from 3:00 – t 7:00 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 7:00 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in the East Chapel of Allen Funeral Home in Morristown, Tn. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 also at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Tieke Cemetery in Bulls Gap, Tn.
Melinda “Gayle” Pitmon, age 57, of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Centennial Medical Center in Ashland City.
Funeral services were conducted at 6 o’clock pm, on Monday, May 14th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Dave Thomas officiating. Her remains were cremated following the funeral service. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, May 14th, beginning at 4:00PM until the hour of service at 6:00PM.
Gayle was born on November 11, 1960, to the late Harvil and Cynthia Newland McCrary. She was a homemaker and loved her family very much.
She is survived by her spouse, Audrey Lewis; children, Brandon McCrary, Shawn (Katie) Pitmon, Nikki Moore (fiancé, Samuel Christian), Taliyah Warren, and Trayson Warren; brothers, Steve (Kittie) McCrary, and Paul (Dottie) McCrary; step-mother, Patty Bradley; grandchildren, Xavier McCrary and Xander McCrary; nephew, Bobby (Alice) Chandler.
Age 82 of White House went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Alive Hospice Madison Campus. He was born October 26, 1935 in New Liberty, Illinois to Will Drade and Lutie Idela Slankard Rixie. He retired as an electrical engineer for the Electric Power Operations Division of TVA. He proudly served his country in the US Navy. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, the American Legion Post 0238 and the TVARA (Nashville Section).
He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bettie McCorkle Rixie, White House, TN; daughters, Nancy (Johnny) Plush, White House, TN, Jean (Al) Huffman, Bohama, NC and Valarie (Tim) Barnes, Marietta, GA; sister-in- laws, Jannie (Thomas) Nix, Memphis, TN, Phyllis McCorkle, Hattiesburg, MS and Maggie McCorkle, LA; 7 grandchildren, Melanie McKee, Audra Huffman, Rachel Barnes, Anna Plush, Casey Huffman, Christy Barnes and Mary Barnes.
Funeral service was held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Rev. H.D. Jones officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery in Rose Bud, Illinois at 4pm CST with family and friends serving as pallbearers and with military honors. Visitation was held Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:30am until the time of the service at the funeral home.