In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Oct. 3, 2018 – Oct. 10, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
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Obituary for William Smith
William Massey Smith, age 69, of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, TN.
His remains will be cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, October 13th, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, from 1:00 pm until the hour of service at 3.
Mr. Smith was born on January 1, 1949, in Fayetteville, Tennessee to the late Malcolm and Wanda Cunningham Smith. He worked in the printing department for the Tennessean.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Smith. He is survived by his brothers, Jeff and Ricky Smith; sisters, Kay (Alan) Ross and Suzanne Gammon; best friend, Pam Gatlin; nieces and nephews; Stephanie Jenkins, Gretchen Bowers, Brittany Wooldridge, Jonathan Ross, Heather Stewart, Cecil Gammon, Bridgette Smith, Kala Smith, and Austin Smith; and many great nieces and nephews.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the William Smith Funeral Fund in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
James C. Claiborne, age 90, of Greenbrier, TN passed away at his home under the care of HighPoint Hospice on Monday, October 8, 2018.
There are no local services planned. The family plans on a Celebration of life to be held at a later date in Lafayette, TN.
He was born in Lafayette, TN (Macon County) on November 25th, 1927 to the late Wilson Alexander and Altie Hire Claiborne. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Roy Claiborne, Cordell Claiborne, Mary Nixon, Gracie Smith and Louise Gammon.
James first served in the US Navy and later retired from the US Air Force with a total of 20 years service. “Pappy” was a skilled Butcher in the service and in the grocery industry. He loved to buy, sell and trade pocket knives. He was known in the knife world as the “Ripper”.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Dixie Harper Claiborne; son, Michael Claiborne; daughter, Peggy Jo (Eddie) Slagle; grandchildren, Renee (Daniel) Greene, Chad Whitehead, Ashley (Stuart) Mobley; great-grandchildren, Bridgette Greene, AnnaBeth Greene, Maura Mobley and Laurel Mobley.
William Roy Birdwell, age 72 of Hendersonville, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018, at Hendersonville Medical Center.
Roy was a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a very laid-back gentleman who couldn’t tell a grandchild “no”. He didn’t get in a hurry to do things, even when it drove people crazy, because that was just him. He was fascinated with types of wood, identifying trees by looking at a single leaf. For a hobby, he enjoyed collecting and hauling logs of all types.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Birdie Ann Birdwell. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Brenda; his children, William Birdwell and Dana (Robert) Whitlow; grandchild, Katie Lynn Whitlow; sister, Brenda Lyons; niece, Jennifer Lyons; and nephew, Kevin Lyons.
Visitation for friends and family will be on Wednesday, October 10 from 5 to 8pm and again on Thursday at 1pm until his Celebration of Life Service at 2pm at Austin & Bell Hendersonville with Dr. Mark Grubb officiating. Those serving as pallbearers are Robert Whitlow, Steve Keith, Kenneth Keith, Robert Keith, Jay Howell, Kevin Lyons, and Kenneth Turner. Interment will be at Crestwood Memory Gardens in Gallatin.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.
Mary Webber Croslin, age 83, of Springfield, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the Waters of Springfield. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 12Noon in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Michael Edwards officiating. Burial will follow with Timmy Davenport, Sr., Timmy Davenport, Jr., Jamie Hall, John Hall, Christopher Garrett Reed and Chris Shelton serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Thursday from 10am until 11:30am.
Mrs. Croslin was born May 28, 1935 in Lebanon, TN to the late Arthur “A.C.” and Stella Reed Webber. She was a homemaker, loved sewing and fishing, and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Croslin also made burial shrouds for Mrs. Susie Austin for about 25 years.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Croslin is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Croslin. She is survived by her daughters, Tonie Hall of Springfield, Tina (Timmy) Davenport, Sr., of Russellville, KY and Tracey Croslin of Springfield; brother, Alford Webber of Smithville, TN; sisters, Doris Huttchson and Martha Bond, both of Lebanon, TN; granddaughter, Alicia Shelton; grandsons, Timmy Davenport, Jr., Jamie Hall, John Hall and Christopher Garrett Reed; and 5 great-granddaughters.
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Obituary for Diane Elaine Sloan
Diane Elaine Sloan, 62, of Springfield, passed away on Friday October 5, 2018. Memorial services will be conducted Thursday October 11th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Drew Sloan, Robert Sloan, Alex Sloan, Jeffrey Fizer, Ben Fizer, Eli Wemyss, Ben Lewis, Adam Powell, Brandon Gower, and Chris Traughber. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.
Diane was born December 24, 1955 in Springfield to the late Ben and Sarah Virginia Johnson Sloan. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1973. Diane once worked as a Court Reporter in Middle Tennessee, and then went on to work as a Pharmacy Technician at Southside Drug Store for over 32 years, where she made many friends and helped countless people. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women and enjoyed volunteering to read books to children’s classes at school. Diane enjoyed going to Jazz on the Lawn and going on family trips. She attended both North Springfield Baptist Church and Springfield Baptist Church. Diane had a great love for animals and all the neighborhood and stray animals knew they could always find food and shelter at her home. Her family was her life, especially her grandchildren who affectionately called her Baboo.
Diane leaves to survive her, her wonderful sons that she so adored: Kyle Graves and wife Elissa of Madison, Zach Graves of Springfield, and Brian Graves and wife Amber of Greenbrier, her siblings: Robert Sloan of Springfield, Don Sloan and wife Susie of Springfield, Nancy Harris of Springfield, and Linda Fizer and husband Anthony of Springfield, and the lights of her life, her grandsons: Knox, Max, and Nalan Graves.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Walden’s Puddle in Joelton or to COPE/United Ministries in Springfield.
John Baily Nolen, age 86, of Adams, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 at his home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 9 at 1pm at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Dr. Tommy Crunk, Brother Eddie Bellar and Brother Tyler Estep officiating. Burial followed in the Adams Cemetery with Butch Turner, Jimmy Fletcher, Lonnie Whitlow, Robert Evans, John Holt and Robert Mitchell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Will Holcomb, Dougie Caroland, Tim Henson, David Goodman, Tommy Campbell, Jackie Hester, Bobby Bagby, Tim Chester and Mike Callis.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, 4pm-8pm and on Tuesday, 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.
Mr. Nolen was born October 21, 1931 in Adams to the late Hershel “Tully” and Emma “Monk” Browning Nolen. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a meat cutter for 40 years with Kroger, was a member of Red River Baptist Church and was very active with his community in Adams.
In addition to his parents Mr. Nolen is preceded in death by his grandson, Jake Derting. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rachel Nolen; daughter, Karen (Glenn) Derting of Bardstown, KY; and grandchildren, Zach Derting of Paducah, KY and Rachel Derting of Lexington, KY.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Red River Baptist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Age 68 of White House passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN. She was born February 28, 1950 in Nassawadox, Virginia to William Lee & Edna Frances Howard Goard. She worked in sales until her retirement and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Parksley, Virginia.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Glenn Goard and Richard Goard. She is survived by her daughters, Jessica (Tim) Mayberry, White House, TN and Pamela (Rob) Duncan, Virginia Beach, VA; 3 grandchildren, Dylan Duncan, Autumn Mayberry and Logan Mayberry.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 1-3pm (EST) at the Bloxom Fire Department 15312 Bayside Drive Bloxom, VA 23308. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor New York, NY 10001 in memory of Jane Cooke