In Loving Memory: Obituaries From May 9 – May 15, 2019
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
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Obituary for Jeffrey Dwayne Haley
Jeffrey Dwayne Haley, 53, of Adams, passed from this life on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at Stoneridge Nursing Center in Ridgetop. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday May 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Chuck Pitt officiating. Interment will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Adam Haley, Franklin Haley, Jonathan Andre, Jeffrey Andre, Jon Dickens, Tommy Boyer, Josh Johnson, and Scott Reynolds serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Carter, Lynn Porter, James Elmore, and Steve Hutcherson. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Jeff was born July 10, 1965 in Springfield to the late Homer and Dotsy Byrd Haley, Jr. He had worked as the Parts Manager with Grooms Engine and was a member of Cedar Hill Church of Christ. Jeff worked for the Robertson County Fire Department until it closed in 1995. He loved working on cars and spending time with his children and grandchild.
Jeff is survived by his wife: Tonya Pentecost Haley of Adams, his sons and daughter-in-law: Adam and Chelsea Haley of Adams, Franklin Haley of Clarksville, his sister: Mary Haley Robertson and husband Paul of Springfield, his grandchild: Tristan Haley, and by several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and friends.
Is so desired, please make donations to Robertson County Funeral Home to help assist with funeral expenses.
Richard Bate Hope 93, died on Sunday, May 12th, 2019 at The Waters of Springfield surrounded by his family. Richard was born on November 5, 1925 in Nashville, TN, the son of William Bate Hope and Mary Emma McGinnis-Hope.
He married Betty Rittenberry on April 5th, 1956. He served for 32 years in the Army and National Guard, and was a 60 year member of the American Legion. Surviving is his wife, Betty; daughters, Lori (Rick) Ledbetter, Karen (Lloyd) Harrell, and Delores (Porter) Buff; three grandchildren, Nick Ledbetter, Norman Pugh, and Misty Pugh; many great grandchildren; and special niece, Rachel Brannon and her son, John Brannon. He is predeceased by his parents; brother, Tommy; and sister, Mildred.
Family and friends gathered on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville. A Celebration of Life followed in Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall.
Audrey E. Hall Brady, 89, a previous resident of Springfield, passed away February 8, 2019 in Reno, Nevada. Audrey will be returned to her roots and final resting place, Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield, the place on earth she loved the most in the spring where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband Charles.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Thursday May 16, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Elmwood Cemetery with Tim Harris officiating. The family will receive friends at the graveside service on Thursday.
Audrey was born on June 15, 1929 in Springfield, Tennessee, the daughter of Ellis Earl Hall and Curtie Mae Ramsey. She was married to Charles Douglas Brady Jr. until his passing on August 22, 2001. In 2012 she relocated to Reno, Nevada to be near her daughter.
First and foremost Audrey loved the Lord and her extended family and friends. Her pets always brought her joy, and she had a passion for cooking, dancing, singing and bringing sunshine to others while welcoming everyone she met. Her personality and unmistakable laughter filled every room. She made friends wherever she went and inspired them to enjoy each blessed day. Audrey was a loyal, selfless, loving and devoted wife, mother and friend. She approached every situation with a smile on her face. Her admirable strength and courage will forever be an example to all who knew her.
She is survived by her daughter Brenda Harvey (Gerard) of Reno; son Charles Jeffrey Brady of Camdenton, Missouri; five granddaughters, and one grandson; sixteen great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.
In addition to her parents and husband, Audrey was preceded in death by her brother Harold Hall; her sister Darlene Light; and close friend James Pribble.
She was a member of the North Springfield Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Springfield Baptist Church, 4732 Old US Hwy 41 N, Springfield, TN 37172.
Terry Marvin Comstock, age 77 of Greenbrier passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his residence.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 18th from 2pm to 4pm with the Memorial Service following at 4pm with Rev. Nathan Washburn and Rev. Fred Baldwin officiating.
He was born in Nashville, TN on April 12, 1942 to the late Edward Marvin and Marjorie Bigger Comstock. He was a retired sales representative for the Brulin Corp., a Veteran of the US Navy and a member of Greenbrier First Baptist Church. He loved building bird houses, telling tales and enjoying things of nature. He was a loving husband to his wife Jane and always enjoyed spending time with young people.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Wells Comstock and a sister, Teela Stephens. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Woods, Cliff Seigworth, David Frye, Bob Hobson, Al Pasquinall, Richard Sircy, Bonnie Woods and Hannah Woods.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greenbrier First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 485, Greenbrier, TN 37073
Age 60 of White House passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born March 10, 1959 in Nashville, TN to James Roy and Mary Ashton Sailor Cheek. He worked as a truck driver for Charles C. Parks, LLC before his retirement. He enjoyed cooking and prided himself on his catfish and pork chops. He loved watching westerns on tv and was a talented handyman.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Brenda Eatherly Cheek; brother, Frank Cheek. He is survived by his sons, Clint and Cord Cheek, both of White House, TN; sisters, Patricia (Earl) Blackwell, Greenbrier, TN, Nancy (Leroy) Clinard, Cross Plains, TN, Margie (Sam) Hastings) Ridgetop, TN, Margaret McGlothlin, Greenbrier, TN and Dottie Tidwell, Lebanon, TN.
Graveside service and interment is scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2pm in Bradley Cemetery in the Bransford Community of Bethpage, TN with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Friday, May 17, 2019 12pm-1:30 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorial contributions be made to Austin & Bell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
Harry Dean Blick, age 80 of Greenbrier passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his residence.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 17th from 4pm to 8 pm and on Saturday, May 18th from 10am to 1pm with the funeral service following at 1pm at Austin & Bell Greenbrier with Bro. Steve Sorrells officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery with Military Honors.
He was born in Springfield, TN on August 8, 1938 to the late Thomas Henry and Lucile Chance Blick. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Bollinger Blick, daughter, Michelle Blick Bellar and son-in-law, Ronald Randolph.
He was retired from Dupont and Hail & Cotton and was a Veteran of the US Army. He was a parachutist and proud member of the 82nd Airborne Division out of Ft. Bragg, NC. He was also a member of the East Robertson High School Class of ‘57. He enjoyed joking around, hunting, four wheeling and most anything out doors. He was an avid reader of science fiction and western books and had a love for Disney.
He is survived by daughter, Lisa Ann Randolph; brother, Nolan (Jean) Blick; grandchildren, Jesse Lee Bellar, Joseph Matthew (Jessica) DiOrio, Cody Dean Bellar, Maria Nicole DiOrio, Jennifer (Glenn) Blacklock; great-grandchildren, Rhealee DiOrio, Logan Sizemore-Bellar, Finn Sizemore-Bellar, Madison Breckel, Ava Breckel, Kamryn Blacklock and Logan Blacklock. Family will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
David Edward “Eddie” Welch, age 71 of Nashville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at NHC Place at the Trace in Nashville.
Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Sunday, May 19th, at 2:00PM with Barry Holt officiating. Burial will follow at EverRest of Cheatham with Daniel McClure, Mike Cullen, Henry Bearden, Kevin Neblett, Ricky Dillingham, William Dillingham, Troy McDonald, and “Fish” serving as pallbearers. Jimmy Hiller and Ray Quillen will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Sunday, May 19th from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.
Mr. Welch was born on June 13, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late James Edward and Willodean Winstead Welch. He was a project manager for 19 years with Hiller Plumbing and was a Christian.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby DuBose Welch; son, Christopher James Welch; daughter, Kacy Welch (Troy) McDonald; and grandchildren, Madyson Paige (Daniel) McClure and Peyton Marie McDonald.
JoAnn Oakes Hunter, age 80, of Cedar Hill, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 peacefully at her home after an extended illness.
Visitation will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 3-8pm. The Rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 7pm.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cedar Hill on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10am with Father Anthony Lopez as Celebrant.
Following the Mass interment will take place at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Cemetery with Kenton Deitch, David Ball, Kevin Ramsey, Hunter Duncan, Joshua Hunter and Matt Chowning serving as pallbearers.
Mrs. Hunter was born December 18, 1938 in Louisville, KY, to the late Arvin and Helen Elizabeth Vincent Oakes, Sr. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1972. In 1982 she graduated from Austin Peay State University as a Registered Nurse. She worked at Jesse Holman Jones Hospital, now NorthCrest Medical Center, for 35 years. She worked in Women’s Services at the hospital providing loving care to countless mothers and newborns. Mrs. Hunter was an excellent cook and seamstress who enjoyed bowling, being an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Cedar Hill FCE Club. She most enjoyed all gatherings and holidays with family.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Hunter is preceded in death by her step-mother, Lou Ethel Oakes, her son-in-law, Jerry McClain, her sisters, Jane Orrender and Jean Barrett, her brother Arvin “Juney” Oakes, Jr. and her sweet friend, Brenda Cotter.
Mrs. Hunter is survived by her husband of 64 years, Edward Carmack “Macky” Hunter, Jr. and her children, Janet McClain of Springfield, Joy (Fred) Ramsey of Harriman, Mack (Sheila) Hunter of Clarksville, Mike (Tara) Hunter of Joelton and Beth Duncan of Ashland City. She was “Granny Jo” to her grandchildren, Kerry (Kenton) Deitch, Haley (David) Ball, Kevin (Alicia) Ramsey, Hunter Duncan, Shelby Hunter and Joshua Hunter and her great-grandchildren, Kiersten, Kenley and Samuel Deitch and Benjamin Ball.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the JoAnn Hunter Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Students, the St. Michael’s Cemetery Fund or the charity of your choice. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Jerald “Jerry” Wayne Ridgley, age 71 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, May 13th, 2019 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville.
Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Friday, May 17th, at 2:00PM with Bro. Jason Bell and Bro. Brice Darnell officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Church cemetery in Ashland City with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Friday, May 17th from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.
Mr. Ridgley was born on March 25, 1948 in Vincennes, Indiana to Kathleen Wells Harmon and the late Lloyd Jerald Ridgley. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the American Legion Post 286 in Orlando, Florida. He was an avid woodworker and master leather craftsman and was a member of Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lorraine Ridgley; son, Dustin Ridgley; sister, Vickie Sue Davis; and grandson, Zachary Doherty.
If so desired, the family has requested that donations be made to Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church and they may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Carrie Malvina Anderson, age 92 of Lebanon, TN, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Carrie was a loving mother and grandmother.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ross W. Anderson; sons, William and Mike Anderson; grandson, Daniel Anderson; and parents, William and Loretta Davis. She is survived by her sons, Chris (Janice) and Eric Anderson; daughters, Vicky (Chick) Crandell and Carolyn (William) Lamb; grandchildren, Molly Anderson, Allen Burton, Stephanie Crandell, and Kari Crandell Akin; 6 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.
The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN. 615-822-4442.
Obituary for William Leonard “Bunny” Sircy
William Leonard “Bunny” Sircy, age 81, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his home. He retired from Auburn Hosiery Mill as a Machinist and a member of the Pentecostal faith. Bunny was born on September 20, 1937 in Logan County, Kentucky to the late William Cordell and Irene Swallows Sircy.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wives, Eloise Winters Sircy and Evelyn Fay Wright; grandson, Jimmy Seabolt, Jr.; brothers, Jerry Sircy and Jimmy Sircy; sister, Joann Pitts; half-brother, Richard Sanford; son-in-law, Rick Hutcherson.
Bunny is survived by a son, Bill Sircy of Portland, Tennessee; daughter, Bunnie Lynn Hutcherson of Springfield; brother, Joe Sircy of Springfield; grandchildren, Brandie Smith of Adairville, Kentucky, Maci Hutcherson of Springfield; great-grandchildren, Dakota Smith, Caleb Smith, Blake Binkley, and Brooklyn Binkley.
A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00am in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, Kentucky with Bro. Toby Birdwell officiating. The family will visit with friends following the service.
The family has requested that donations be made in Bunny’s honor to the American Cancer Society. All donations may be sent care of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home.
William Leonard “Bunny” Sircy, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his home.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10am in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY with Brother Toby Birdwell officiating. Burial of Mr. Sircy’s cremains will follow. No visitation will be held prior to the Graveside Memorial Service.
Mr. Sircy was born September 20, 1937 in Logan County, KY to the late William Cordell and Irene Swallows Sircy. He was a Machinist at the Auburn Hosiery Mill and was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Sircy was also a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Air Force.
In addition to his parents Mr. Sircy is preceded in death by his first wife, Eloise Winters Sircy, second wife, Evelyn Fay Wright, brothers, Jerry Sircy and Jimmy Sircy, half-brother, Richard Sanford, sister, Joann Pitts, grandson, Jimmy Seabolt, Jr., and son-in-law, Rick Hutcherson.
Mr. Sircy is survived by his son, Billy Sircy of Portland; daughter, Bunnie Lynn Hutcherson of Springfield; brother, Joe Sircy of Springfield; grandchildren, Brandie Smith of Adairville and Maci Hutcherson of Springfield; and great-grandchildren, Dakota Smith, Caleb Smith, Blake Binkley and Brooklyn Binkley.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made the American Cancer Society. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.