In Loving Memory: Obituaries From May 16, 2018 – May 22, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Gaylen Dean Groves
Gaylen Dean Groves, age 70, of Portland passed away May 21, 2018. He was born in Sumner County on April 11, 1948 to the late Harvey and Lucille Groves.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly Groves, and brother, Clifton Groves.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Groves of Portland; son, Paul (Pam) Groves of Springfield; grandchildren, Brianna Payne, Chelsie Clinard, Jailyn (Mikey) Grogan, and Dawson Fuqua; brother, Glenn (Vickie) Groves of Williamsburg, Ohio; sister-in-law, Lori Groves of Indianapolis, In; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Pardue officiating.
Visitation will be 3 p.m. till 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. till funeral time at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Groves Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Shannon Groves, Terry Groves, Shane Petyak, Mikey Grogan, Donald Spivey, Bubba Groves, Dawson Fuqua, and Bobby Groves. Honorary bearers are Davis Tate, Milton Burysek, Rock Rockhold, Gary Stark, and Claude Groves.
Jerry Dotson Elliott, age 79 of Adairville, KY, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Jenny Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, KY. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 25, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Lights Chapel Cemetery with William Elliott, Jerry Smith, Jr., Caleb Elliott, Colby Elliott, and James Traughber serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Elliott was born August 30, 1938 in Robertson County to the late William Hugo and Margaret Elizabeth Stubblefield Elliott. He was a member of Living Word Church and was a painter. He enjoyed gardening most of all and also enjoyed going to yard sales and fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Ann Eidson Elliott; brothers, Donald, Bobby, and Charles Elliott; and sisters, Nancy Markham and Betty Fry.
He is survived by his daughter, Tammy Holliman of Nashville; son, Buford Douglas Haley, Jr. of Pikeville; brothers, Jimmy Elliott of Henrietta, OK and Billy Elliott of Hendersonville; sisters, Dorothy Traughber of Lafayette and Virginia Dorris of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Kara Hester, Jerry Smith, John Smith, and Holley Dowell; and great grandchildren, Adam Pedigo, Alonzo Smoot, Jr., Wesley Hayes, Lydia Hayes, Mekenzie Hester, and Christopher Hester. The family request memorial contributions be made to the Jerry Elliott Funeral Fund. All donations should be sent and made to Robertson County Funeral Home.
Robert Joel Farmer, 75, of Springfield, died Sunday May 20, 2018 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday May 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Steve Boyd, Roger Sanders, Tyler Farmer, Joey Farmer, Billy Holman, and Brandon Kimbrough serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Farmer was born March 15, 1943 in Robertson County to the late Robert Hassell and Lula Elliott Farmer. He was a retired material handler from Wilson Sporting Goods and was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church. Mr. Farmer loved horses and dogs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son: Gary Farmer, and his sister: Nan Lou Adcock. Mr. Farmer is survived by his wife of 61 years: Annie Charlene Farmer of Springfield, sons and daughter-in-law: Mark and Brenda Farmer of Springfield, Robert Alan Farmer of Springfield, daughters and sonS-in-law: Connie Darlene and Allen Bridges of Ridgetop, Lisa and Robert Collins of Springfield, sisters: Evelyn Boyd of Cookeville and Lavone Sanders of Ashland City, 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Age 77 of White House passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at her home. She was born May 2, 1941 in Springfield, TN to Clebren Elvis and Mary Margaret Bollinger Krisle. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of White House First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and watching football on television. She especially liked the Tennessee Vols and the Titans. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Douglas Tate; brother, Jerry Krisle.
She is survived by her sons, Mike Tate, Smyrna, TN and Tim (Donna) Tate, West Point, Mississippi; brother, Michael Krisle, Cross Plains, TN; sisters, Paulette (Thomas) Burroughs, Goodlettsville, TN, Connie Kay Swann, Cross Plains, TN, Peggy Kay (Clifford) Hooper, Daytona Beach, FL, Mary Jane Covington, White House, TN, Betty Stewart, Cross Plains, TN and Susan (Terry) Atchley, Springfield, TN; 4 grandchildren, Stefanie Tate, Emily (Bryan) Brown, Reiley Tate and Kye Tate.
Graveside service and interment is scheduled for 11am Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Hillcrest Cemetery with Danny Alan Warren officiating and with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4-8pm and Thursday, May 24, 2018 9-11am at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House.
Bobbie Lee Cornell Gill, age 88, of Adams, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at Clarksville Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother James Capps officiating. Burial will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery with Billy Vogle, Elvis Bellar, Jimmy Anthony, Jonathan Davidson, Gene Davidson, Eddie Hobgood, David Apple and Billy Norris serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 12Noon until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mrs. Gill was born October 30, 1929 in Clarksville, TN to the late Jack Lee and Mary Louise McGhee Cornell. She was a homemaker and member of the Adams United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Gill is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh B. Gill, son, Richard H. Gill, and her brothers, William G. Cornell, Harold Cornell, Jimmy Cornell, John Cornell, Earl Cornell and Warren Cornell.
Mrs. Gill is survived by her sister, Linda Cornell Kimbrough of Burns, WY; and several loving nieces and nephews.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Adams United Methodist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Phyllis “Nae” Sanders, age 50 of Springfield, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 at her residence.
The family received friends 2pm to 8pm on Monday, May 21st and 10am to 1pm on Tuesday, May 22nd at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service will be at 1pm on Tuesday, May 22nd at the funeral home with Rev. Jerry Yerkes officiating. Burial will follow in the Mayes Cemetery.
She was born November 2, 1967 in Springfield, TN to William Edwards and Ruby Hulsey Greer. She was preceded in death by as step-sister, Gina Greer.
She was a housewife and had previously worked in furniture refinishing.
She is survived by her children, Caleb Puckett, Jacob Sanders, Melanie Sanders; grandchild, Lindsey Puckett; her father, William (Nancy) Edwards; her mother, Ruby (Andy) Greer; brother, Robert (Annette) Edwards; sister Robin (Jimmy) Humphrey; step-brothers, Jerry Greer, Jr., Todd Greer, Billy (Christabell) Ford; step-sisters, Cerena (Scott) Albright and Jackie (Andrew) Estes. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Marion Lewis Waller, Sr., age 79 of Nashville, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He retired from Yellow Freight after 39 years of service; and he enjoyed NASCAR and old Western movies.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Bellini; his granddaughter, Dakota Waller; his parents, Howard and Nellie Waller; two brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce Waller; his sons, Marion (Kelley) Waller, Jr. and Chris (Christy) Waller; his daughter, Lisa (Richard) Goetz; his sisters, Margaret Waller Smith and Sue Tate; grandchildren, Meggan (Pete) Breazeale, Alexis Bellini, Evan Bellini, Grace and Tyler Waller, Angelina and Chris Waller; and great-grandchildren, Katie, Addie, Makayla and Makenzie Breazeale, Camden and Tayden Bellini, Elias and Sudie.
The family received friends on Sunday, May 20, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm; on Monday, May 21, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm, and again on Tuesday, May 22 from 12:00pm until his Celebration of Life Service at 2:00pm from the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Bro. Jason Cline officiating. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
Johnnie “Mark” Krisle, age 57, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his home. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Krisle was born January 14, 1961 in Nashville to the late Wilburn Edgar and Ellen Marie Clinard Krisle. He was a self-employed General Contractor. Mr. Krisle was a kind and loving father and grandfather who was always happy and had a smile on his face. He was a man of few words but when he did speak everyone listened.
Mr. Krisle is survived by his sons, Justin Krisle of White House and Joshua (Melinda) Krisle of Adairville; sisters, Bonnie (Kenneth) Morris of White House, Darlene (Ronnie) Baldwin of Cedar Hill and Rachel Keeble of White House; special friend, Jennifer Nicholson of White House; and grandchildren, Jacoby Mark Krisle and Brayden Charles Adams.