In Loving Memory: Obituaries From April 25 – May 2, 2019
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
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Obituary for Ms. Velva G. “Sis” Dixon
Ms. Velva G. “Sis” Dixon, age 87 of Orlinda, died Tuesday April 30, 2019 at her residence. Crafton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2019 at 2pm at Crafton Funeral Home with burial to follow in Providence Cemetery.
Velva was born on Feb. 22, 1932 in Macon County, TN, the daughter of the late Harman and Idell Blakenship. She was an active member at the Byrum Porter Center in Orlinda, TN and was also a member of the Providence Baptist Church.
She is survived by 2 children – Linda (Marx) Pinson of Franklin and Chester (Sharon) Dixon of Orlinda; a sister – Irene Brooks of Lafayette; 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband – Burns Dixon; and a son – Lester Richard Dixon.
Visitation will be from 3-8pm on Thursday at Crafton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to either Caris Healthcare, 2308A Memorial Blvd. Springfield, TN 37172 or the Christmas Shoebox Ministry at Providence Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made at www.craftonfuneralhome.com.
Obituary for Michelle Lenore Bracey
Michelle Lenore Bracey, age 57 of Springfield, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Red Cedar Nursing Home in Hendersonville. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be Zach Riddell, jerry Choate, John Bales, and Wayne Dicus. The family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 11 AM until the hour of service.
Michelle was born March 25, 1962 in Ft. Campbell, KY to the late Sue Fletcher and the late Thomas Gregg Yoha. She was a bookkeeper having worked for Hollinsworth Oil and lastly for U.S. Tobacco Company. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and coloring with them. She enjoyed music and sports and especially football and was an avid shooter.
She is survived by her son, Weston Adams and wife Summer of Springfield; daughter, Margaret “Lulu” Bracey Riddell and husband Zach of Springfield and Pattie Bracey of Springfield; sister, Lisa Murchland and husband Mike of Edgewater, FL; grandchildren, Keiton Lee Adams and Cora Adams; and nieces, Rachel Murchland and Audrey Murchland.
The family request for memorial contributions to be made to the Keiton and Cora Adams College Fund. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Kimberly Ann Jones Doss, age 45 of Franklin, KY, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Pendley and Rev. Harold Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Steven Jones, Dylan Jones, Derrick Robertson, Casey Stranger, Tracy Stranger, Roger Morris, Brian Doss, Michael Morris, and Dale Harper serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 3 until 8 PM and again on Tuesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.
Mrs. Doss was born July 1, 1973 in Robertson County to Carl O. Jones and the late Julia Morris Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of Center Point Baptist Church. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and her father.
She is survived by her husband, Ira “Jay” Doss of Franklin, KY; father, Carl O. Jones of Springfield; sons, James Cody Brown and wife Elizabeth Mai of Nashville and Cory Michael Doss and wife Kayla Michelle of Franklin, KY; brothers, Pat Jones of Lewisburg, KY, Clay Jones of Ridgetop, and David Lee Jones of Springfield; grandchildren, Daymen Steele Brown, Nathan Lee Brown, Logan Wade Brown, Jayden Michael Doss, Chelsea Ray Doss, Cory Jacob Doss, and Julia Catherine Doss.
Joyce Marlin, age 77 of Springfield, died Thursday, May 2,2019 at the Waters of Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Goodlettsville with Shane Brown, Blake Braswell, Cole Allen, Billy Johnson, Gary Marlin, and Thomas Jones serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 until 5 PM and again on Monday from 11 AM until the hour of service.
Mrs. Marlin was born February 1, 1942 in Robertson County to the late Willie and Marie Raymer Brown. She was a homemaker and loved flowers and her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Marlin.
She is survived by her sons, Gary Marlin (Billy Johnson) of Springfield and Steve Marlin (Sherry Steele) of Ridgetop; brothers, Roy Brown of Goodlettsville, Larry Brown of Portland, Randy Brown of Hendersonville, Tim Brown of Millersville, and Danny Brown of Millersville; grandchildren, Jennifer Braswell, Jessica Marlin, and Kristie Anding; and great grandchildren, Matthew Marlin, Aiden Braswell, Olivia Braswell, and Klynna Anding.
Earl Leon Cothron, age 85 of Greenbrier, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Mat 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeff Warren, Matt Holland, Kody Ruck, Winston Winchester, Terry Hinkle, and Harold Hooper, Jr. serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 until 8 PM and Friday from 11 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Cothron was born May 21, 1933 in Macon County to the late Brink Monroe and Alverda Nelson Cothron. He was a member of Greenfield Missionary Baptist Church and was retired from Peterbilt Motor Company. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of UAW 1832. He loved spending time riding around in his truck. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Ann Barrow Cothron; a brother, Gillespie Cothron; and a sister, Bonnie McClard.
He is survived by his daughters, Cindy Warren and husband Jeff, Christy Carter, and Connie Ruck and husband David, all of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Mandy Warren, Brandi Warren, Matthew Holland, Brooke Carver, Kody Ruck, and Kensey Ruck; and 12 great grandchildren.
Sunny Cavender, 89, of Adams, passed away on Monday April 29, 2019 at Tennova Healthcare Center in Clarksville.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday May 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Bruce Cunningham and Brother Gary Dillard officiating. Interment will follow in the Adams Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Dean Bagby and Bob Arms. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Sunny was born November 28, 1929 in Dickson to the late Hubert H. and Pearl Choate Cavender, Sr. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and was a retired auto mechanic. Sunny enjoyed fishing, gardening, and being on the bull dozier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Lillian “Lou” Felts Cavender, and by his siblings: Mack Cavender, Marie Comperry, Gladys Carr, and Mildred Stuard.
Sunny is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Randy and Beth Cavender of Springfield, Ron and Ruth Bennett of Durant, OK, Don and Brenda Bennett of Adams, Scotty and Lisa Cavender of Adams, his daughter: Sandra Heatherly of Adairville, KY, his sister: Shirley Nipper of Springfield, and by 9 grandchildren.
Russell Holman, 89, of Springfield, passed from this life on Sunday April 28, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday May 1st at 1:00 p.m. at the Barren Plains Baptist Church with Brother Adam Hodges, Bro. Andy King, and Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Harden, Levi Harden, John Holman Taylor, Jeremy Taylor, Allan Ellis, Steven Bates Head, Timmy Head, and Jeremy Durham serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Barren Plains Baptist Church, the McDonald’s Coffee Club, and the Springfield Gideon Camp. The family received friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Barren Plains Baptist Church.
Mr. Holman was born March 25, 1930 in Springfield to the late Wallace Caryle and Dorothy Felts Holman. He was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1948. He began his working career as a farmer. He worked for AVCO Aerostructures for several years. Mr. Holman then worked for the Robertson County Board of Education where he retired as the Maintenance Supervisor. After his retirement, he then went to work for the Springfield Housing Authority as a part time Project Manager, of which he did until his health would no longer allow him to. Mr. Holman was a member of Barren Plains Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School for 44 years, served as a deacon for 50 plus years, and was Deacon Chairman and Moderator for many years. He was an active member of the Robertson County Baptist Men’s Association. Mr. Holman was a member of the Springfield Gideon Camp and the McDonald’s Coffee Club. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing softball as the team pitcher. He loved gardening, traveling, and especially loved sharing his bar-b-que and grilling skills with his family and friends. Mr. Holman’s greatest hobby was woodworking, and he enjoyed making grandfather clocks. He was loved by his community, his church family, his friends, and especially by his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and their spouses. In addition to his parents, Mr. Holman was preceded in death by his brother: Billy Caryle Holman.
Mr. Holman is survived by his wife, Margie Ellis Holman, whom he would celebrate 67 years of marriage this coming September, by his daughters and son-in-law: Judy Holman of Springfield, Debby and Allan Ellis of Springfield, his grandchildren: David Harden and wife Amy, Bethany Taylor and husband Jeremy, Emily Ellis-Head and husband Tim, and Dr. Jessica Durham and husband Jeremy, and by his great grandchildren: Lynleigh Taylor, Neylee Harden, John Holman Taylor, Levi Harden, Steven Bates Head, and Jordan Head
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Barren Plains Baptist Church Memorial fund or to Gideon’s International.
Martha Louise Morris, nee Pensyl, the personification of grace departed this earthly life to her next journey on April 25, 2019 at the home she loved in Springfield, Tennessee. She was born in Ross County in the Appalachian hills of southern Ohio on June 17, 1926. Her parents Jesse Arthur Pensyl and Bertha Etta Setty Pensyl taught her courage, kindness, compassion, and spirituality. Martha carried these attributes all of her life sharing them with not only her family, but everyone she met. She possessed that old-fashioned pluck and grit that few can match. It’s impossible to eulogize her in just a few words. It would take a series of books to describe the influence she left behind. You never had to wonder what she was thinking. She would tell you what was on her mind in a very frank and precise manner. She was candid and outspoken leaving children enamored and leaving adults lost for words. She loved simple things, kittens, puppies, flowers, children, sunshine, blue skies, and Creation. Her common greeting was giving you a hug. If you canvased the population that felt that hug, it would fill a metropolis. Those that knew her have been blessed.
Martha’s family was the most important treasure in her life. She enjoyed their visits and receiving telephone calls from all of them. As a child you felt protected, and as an adult you felt loved. She is survived by her four children Marceille Hinkle of Phillipsburg, Ohio, Jerry L. Pearson of Chillicothe, Ohio, Alice Hallman (Phil) of Adairville, Kentucky, and Anna Marie Pearson of Springfield, Tennessee. She challenged all of her children to be the best they could be. Memaw was a grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother to many. She spread her love equally among all of them. Martha was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Gilbert and Fred.
Martha loved her church family at the Adairville Church of Christ. She enjoyed working with the greeting card ministry and taking part in Bible study. She said their friendliness was unsurpassed and their pot-luck dinners fed her soul.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday April 28th at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Mike Morris and Brother Jimmy Graves officiating. Burial was held Monday April 29th at 10:00 a.m. in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family received friends on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to your favorite charity.
Margaret Frances Gilmore, age 93 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at her home.
Funeral services will be held at Pleasant View United Methodist Church in Pleasant View, Monday, May 6th, at 11:00 AM with Bro. Paul Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Methodist Cemetery with Dennis Gilmore, Chris Gilmore, Neil Gilmore, Larry Gilmore, Tammi Cribbs, Tonya Tomlin, and Kodie Gilmore serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Sunday, May 5th, from 2-6:00PM and again on Monday at the church from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.
Mrs. Gilmore was born on October 5, 1925 in Pleasant View to the late Leander Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Cofer Vann. She was a homemaker and was part of the Rosie the Riveters team that assembled wings on an aircraft in the armed forces. She was a member for over 82 years at the Pleasant View United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Hentsley Neal Gilmore; son, Max Gilmore; brothers, Dean Vann and L.J. Vann, Jr.; sisters, Lucy Dyce and Shelby Ellis.
Mrs. Gilmore is survived by a son, Dennis (Maureen) Gilmore; daughter, Toni (Tommy) Applegate; sisters, Bernice Key, Willie Ann Moulton, and Grace (Jimmy) Winn; grandchildren, Larry, Lisa, Chris, Neil, Jim, Tammi, and Tonya; 15 great-grandchildren ;and 4 great-great grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant View United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Robert Edward Soaper, age 81 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
No services planned.
He was born in Greenville, TX on May 24, 1937. He was a truck driver in the trucking industry.
He is survived by special friends, Wayne and Lisa Jennette and their sons, Brady and Jaxon Jennette; friends, Billy and Brenda Church, Jason and Lori Steinson, Valerie and Kerry Lyles (Johnson), Lory and Tommy Anderson and James (Ice Man).
Michelle Renee’ Allen, age 51, of Clarksville, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at her home. A Memorial Gathering of Friends and Family will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 12-2pm at the Center Point Baptist Church in Barren Plains.
Ms. Allen was born March 10, 1968 in DeWitt, Arkansas to Mr. Nathaniel Grissom of Chapmansboro and the late Brenda Watts Arbogast.
In addition to her father Ms. Allen is survived by her sons, Justin (Christine) Grissom and Jesse Allen, both of Springfield; daughters, Candace Baker and Nicole (Daniel) Meehan, both of Clarksville; brothers, James (Melissa) Arbogast and Steven (Gloria) Grissom; sisters, Lynette Richey and Tabitha (Leon) Swarner; and grandchildren, Ryan Leftrick, Maddilynn Baker, Gabriel Baker, Carter Baker, Isaiah Meehan, Elijah Meehan, Rebekah Meehan, Allysa Boll and Arkham Grissom.
Richard Delmas Cline Age 86 of White House, TN passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his home. He was born September 12, 1932 in Wapello, Iowa to Cornell and Dorothy Hessee Cline. He worked as a brakeman for the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad for 37 years before his retirement. He proudly served his country in the Navy, USAF, the National Guard and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan and was a member of New Life Church of the Nazarene.
He is preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Bob Cline, Bill Cline and Don Cline; 1 sister, Lillian Rowe. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nell Cline, White House, TN; sons, Danny (Judy) Woods, Chattanooga, TN and Jack Cline, Milan, TN; daughters, Cindy (Jimmy) Carroll, Springfield, TN, Jennifer Escalante and Kara (Paul) Cooper, both of White House, TN; sister, Janet Lepore, Wheaton, IL; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Gathering/Visitation is planned for Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House 1-3PM. A memorial service is scheduled for 3PM on Saturday, immediately following the visitation with Pastor Jack Oden officiating.
Age 67 of White House passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her home. She was born December 15, 1951 in Beckley, WV to William and Lou Ann Harris, Jr. She was a graduate of C&O School of Nursing in Clifton Forge, VA. She worked as a care management nurse with Health Management Corporation before her illness.
She is survived by her parents, William and Lou Ann Harris, Jr., Beckley, WV; sons, Jason Shane (Karla) Fischer, Bellevue, Nebraska, Jeremy Scott (Chanthy) Fischer, Antioch, TN and Joshua Cody (Brittany) Cox, White House, TN; daughter, Jennifer Christen (Rodney) Green, White House, TN; brother, Michael (Diana) Harris, Maple Fork, WV; sister, Terry (Greg) Skeens, Beckley, WV; 8 grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Gathering is scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 2-4PM at Revolution Church 3644 Highway 31W White House, TN 37188.
David Eugene Cripps, age 70 of Greenbrier passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at VANCO Rehab. In Goodlettsville, TN.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Steve Sorrells officiating. Visitation with the family will be 10am to 2pm at the funeral home on Saturday.
David was born in Springfield, TN on April 17, 1949 to the late Paul and Emma Poole Cripps. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Vickie Cripps; step-father, Bud Rawls and a brother Paul Cripps.
He was a veteran of the US Army and a member of Greenbrier First Baptist Church. He worked as a machine operator at Remay Company. He loved hunting, going to the shooting range, boating and water skiing and motorcycling.
He is survived by son, David R. (Loretta) Cripps; daughter, Emily (Chad) Warner; brother, Mark (Lisa) Rawls; sisters, Martha Rawls, Myra (Gary) Nunnelly; grandchildren, Bethany Cripps, Christina Cripps, Nathaniel Warner, Noah Warner; great-grandchildren, Rowan Franklin and Cohen Franklin.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Vanderbilt Lung Transplant Foundation, 1301 Medical Center Dr., Suite B817, Nashville, TN 37232.
Mary Alice Drake Smith, age 79, of Springfield, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at her home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Marvin Crouch officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brian J. Lance, Edwin Lance, Paxton Smith, Chris Hornbuckle, Chad Smith and Robert Dale Anderson serving as pallbearers. Mr. Billy Scott Smith will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.
Mrs. Smith was born September 16, 1939 in Robertson County to the late Ewing and Mary Helen Stroud Drake. She worked in the Personnel Department at DuPont and was a member of the Coopertown Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her brother, John Ewing Drake. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Billy Mac Smith; sons, Billy Scott Smith of Monteagle, TN and Chad Drake (Brook) Smith of Knoxville; brother, Doug Drake of Cross Plains; sister, Jean (Nall) Henslee of Springfield; grandchildren, Oakley Sloan Smith, Paxton Bryant Smith, Elizabeth Grace Smith, Emma Kate Smith and Ella Ruby Smith.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Coopertown Church of Christ. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Bobbie Ann Smith, age 80 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, April 29, 2019 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Thursday, May 2nd, at 11:00AM with Pastor Brad Shockley officiating. Burial will follow in Joelton Hills Memory Gardens with Kevin Jarrell, David Smith, Josh Poole, Daniel Anderson, Eric Thaler, and Chris Allen serving as pallbearers. Jace Anderson, Jody Randolph, Grady Dorris, and Lee McDole will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Wednesday, May 1st, from 4-8:00PM and again on Thursday from 9:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.
Mrs. Smith was born on September 8, 1938 in Franklin, Kentucky to the late Robert and Annabelle Randolph Sesnan. She retired as an Editorial assistant with Lifeway Christian Book store. She was a devoted mother, a doting grandmother, and a member of the Pleasant View First Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lowell A. Smith; sister, Carolyn Dorris; and a great-grandson, Knox Poole.
Mrs. Smith is survived by a son, Steven (Lori) Smith; daughter, Beth (Kevin) Jarrell; brother, Jimmy (Pam) Sesnan; grandchildren, Lea Ann Binkley, Paige (Josh) Poole, Kyndall Cart, Mackenzie (Daniel) Anderson, Anna Jarrell, David Smith, Amya Jarrell, and Lauren Smith; and great-grandchildren, Jace Anderson, Zoey Anderson, and Camden Poole.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice in Nashville and may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Age 79 of White House went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 28, 2019.
He was born February 29, 1940 in Albuquerque, NM to Jesse Cordell Sr. and Laura Margie Jane (Carter)Zachary. He was a minister of the gospel and touched many lives. He worked as a lapidary artist and jeweler. He was also recognized by the Navajo tribe for helping them to start a jewelry manufacturing operation. He operated a jewelry gallery in Branson, MO for over 20 years and was a leader in turquoise cutting, passing on the trade legacy to his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. His jewelry was featured in magazines.
He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Patricia Louise Zachary; daughter, Esther Lavone Zachary; grandson, Joshua Poe; 4 brothers, Eugene Zachary, J.C. Zachary, Richard Steven Zachary and Donald Max Zachary; sister, Dorothy Etta Trapple.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Kathryn (Golden) Zachary; sons, Douglas P. (April) Zachary, John J.D. Zachary, both of White House, TN and Steven (Barbara) Poe, Birmingham, AL; daughters, Pamela (Basil) Williams, Martha Carol(Gene) Montgomery, Virginia (Michael) Riddle, all of White House, TN and Lori (Mike) Hale, River Oaks, TX; brothers, David Robert Zachary, AR and James Edward (Sally) Zachary, TX; sisters, Carol Sue (David) Moore, KY and Ruth Grace Bowers, NM; 18 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7pm at New Life Fellowship in Cross Plains, TN with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Visitation was Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5-7pm at the church. Burial and graveside service was held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1pm (CST) at Zion Cemetery in Springdale, AR.
Catherine “Katy” Loftis, age 98, of Springfield, Tennessee, died on Friday, April 26,2019 at the Life Care Center of Old Hickory in Madison, Tennessee.
Mrs. Loftis was born on January 4, 1921 in Nolensville, Tennessee to the late Evan T. and Pauline Brittain Ragsdale. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Doliver B. Loftis and brother, James Ragsdale. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Loftis is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don Evan and Pam Loftis of Madison, Tennessee; grandchildren, Devan (Kaylee) Loftis, Kimberly (Josh) Lewis and Bethany (Jon) Austin; and great-grandchildren, Brinton Loftis, Lucy Loftis, Macy Loftis, Caleb Lewis, Kinley Lewis, Canaan Lewis and Nolan Austin.
Funeral Services was held at 10:00am on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Joe Rushing and Brother Aubrey Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville at 12:30pm.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm and again on Tuesday from 9:00am until the hour of service at 10:00am.
The family requests that donations be made to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund. All donations may be sent care of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home.
Age 95, formerly of White House passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Fayetteville, NC.
She was born November 24, 1923 in Keota, OK to Roy and Lois Goss Peevyhouse. She attended nursing school in Muscogee, OK and worked as an LPN before her retirement. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, solving seek-a-word puzzles and playing the marble game Aggravation. She was a member of Christ Church North.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Ted Cannon. She is survived by her son, Robert Cannon; daughters, Lydia Vaughn, Marda Peek and Lois Sessions; brother, Murriell Peevyhouse; sister, Geneva Byrd; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10am in Beech Cemtery Goodlettsville TN.