In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Sept. 26, 2018 – Oct. 2, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
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Obituary for Marjorie Laverne Hesson
Marjorie Laverne Hesson, age 89 of Adairville, KY, died Monday, October 1, 2018 at Creekwood Healthcare in Russellville, KY. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Dean Funeral Chapel with Tim Harris officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 noon until the hour of service.
Ms. Hesson was born November 11, 1928 in Davidson County, TN to the late Jake Crawford and the late Ruth Morefield Crawford Pugh. She was a healthcare giver. She had many interest including building miniature doll houses and working in her flowers. She loved her community and helping out wherever she could, especially with the elderly. She was also a Kentucky Colonel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Radford Dillard Hesson.
She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Jerry Laverne Brown of Nashville, TN, Brenda Faye and Herman Barnett of Sunbright, TN, and Linda Kay Wilks of Adairville, KY; grandchildren, Brad Barnett, Gina Barnett, Jesse Stinson, and Carl Stinson; great grandchildren, Jeremiah Jordon and Krista Renee Hamby; and two great-great grandchildren.
Janora Ruth Jones, 84, of Adairville, KY, passed away on Sunday September 30, 2018 at her home.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday October 3rd at 12 noon at the Dean Funeral Chapel in Adairville, KY. Interment will follow in the Central Grove Cemetery in Centertown, KY with Logan Porch, Dalton Porch, Ezra Paden, Zackery Paden, Gabriel Johnson, Nick Goley, and Jamie Goley serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Zane Wright, Carson Crail, Griffin Johnson, Andrew Goley, and Eric Bjorkstrom. Interment will be in the Central Grove Cemetery in Centertown, KY. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Jones was born April 13, 1934 in Ohio County, KY to the late Attrice B. and Nellie Bishop Faught. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in Springfield. Mrs. Jones enjoyed working crossword puzzles and sewing. She played the Accordion and loved to sing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter: Jeanie Himes, her brother: Roby Faught, and her sister: Barbara Shelton.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Betty and Cledith Hockenbury of Corydon, IN, Lourene and Teddy Goley of Adairville, KY, her brother: Aubrey Faught of Hobert, IN, eight grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren.
Elizabeth Bradley Dillaha, 93, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday September 29, 2018 at Alive Hospice Skyline Madison Campus.
Funeral services were conducted Monday October 1st at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Heflin officiating. Interment followed in Elmwood Cemetery with Brian Rippie, Jay Shutt, Michael Shutt, Edward McAlister, Shawn Barker, and David Shutt serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Miss. Dillaha was born February 19, 1925 in Robertson County to the late John and Mary Elliott Dillaha. She was a retired press operator from Unarco and was of the Baptist faith. Miss. Dillaha loved bowling, gardening, sewing, and cooking.
She is survived by her grandchildren: James Rippie of Springfield, Lisa Barker of Greenbrier, Marcia Williams of Springfield, and Terry Rippie of Hendersonville, her daughter-in-law: Sue Rippie of Greenbrier, her caregivers: Cconnie Rippie and Susan Taylor both of Springfield, several nieces and nephews.
Georgia Ellis Dale, 85, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday September 29, 2018 at NHC Healthcare.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday October 4th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Smith and Reverend Billy Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Clarksville with Brian Ellis, Jeremy Luna, Rick Searcy, Kim Murphy, Richard Hewitt, and Ezra Robbins serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Sunday School Class at North Springfield Baptist Church, Mark Poole, Greg Poole, Danny Morrison, Zachary Luna, and Beth Murphy. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Dale was born May 17, 1933 in Robertson County to the late Jimmy and Irene Plunkett Dickerson. She worked as a lead person and supervisor at Acme Boot and then at Wilson Sporting Goods. Mrs. Dale was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church, where she enjoyed being a part of the Ladies Sunday School class. She loved crocheting, gardening, reading, and traveling to the beach. Her favorite pass times were going out to eat with her family and friends and watching all sports that involved the Vanderbilt Commodores.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands: Malcom Ellis and Jack Dale, by her sons: Mike and Terry Ellis, and by her siblings: Katherine Robbins, Bessie Clinard, Annie Murphy, Josephine Hewitt, Peggy Poole, and Sue Morrison. Mrs. Dale is survived by her grandchildren: Brian Ellis and wife Amanda, Brooke Luna and husband Jeremy, her great grandchildren: Makayla Ellis, Makenley Ellis, Shiloh Luna, and Zachary Luna, and by her daughter-in-law: Kay Searcy and husband Rick of Cedar Hill.
Ella K. Drake, 92, of Orlinda, passed away Friday September 28, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday October 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Milldale Chapel with Dr. Joel Emerson officiating. Interment will follow in Orlinda Cemetery with Brad Drake, Kevin Drake, Tom Graef, Cliff Duke, and Buddy Sneed serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Drake was born August 20, 1926 in Hosmer, SD to the late Albert W. and Lillian L. Herrboldt Kunde. She was a homemaker and had also worked as a school secretary for the Robertson County Board of Education. Mrs. Drake was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Franklin, KY. She enjoyed bird watching, crocheting, knitting, playing the piano, and making baby blankets to give to others. Mrs. Drake was a former den mother for Orlinda Cub Scouts, and she enjoyed all animals that came to her home, where they knew they would always find food.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: James W. Drake. Mrs. Drake is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Mark W. and Janna Drake of Nolensville, her daughter: Sue E. Drake of Orlinda, her grandchildren: Brad, Kevin, and Rebecca Drake, and by her great grandchildren: Miller and Hunter Drake.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church or to Gideons International.
Judith Lee “Judy” Hooper, 69, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday September 27, 2018 at her home. Graveside services were conducted Monday October 1st at 1:00 p.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Reverend Diane Coppock officiating. The family received friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Judy was born December 18, 1948 in Robertson County to the late John E. and Dorothy Cook Browning. She was a retired hairdresser, and last worked at the Holiday House in Springfield. Judy was a member of Palestine United Methodist Church, and loved collecting dishes, ceramic chickens and roosters. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great grandchild Carson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother: Lawrence Robert Browning. Judy is survived by her sons: John and Joshua Hooper both of Springfield, grandchildren: Sidney and Leslie Hooper, great grandchild: Carson Guider.
Age 50 of Goodlettsville went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at his home. He was born April 9, 1968 In Augusta, GA to Jack & Sharon Christmas Ouzts. He worked as a Mental Health Manager for HCA and also as a self-employed Therapist and Counselor. He was a very happy person, who enjoyed life to the fullest. He was very passionate about his work and enjoyed helping others. He was a member of the Church at Grace Park.
He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Ouzts. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Huckaby; step-son, Christian Huckaby, both of Goodlettsville, TN; daughter, Jenna Ouzts, Brentwood, TN; mother, Sharon Ouzts, Springfield, TN; brother, Jim (Tracey) Ouzts, Hendersonville, TN; sisters, Leslie Gardner, LaVergne, TN and Dee Dee (Freeman) Cooper, Knoxville, TN; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life funeral service is scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Thursday, October 4, 2018 4-8PM and Friday, October 5, 2018 12-2pm at the funeral home.
John Milton Hampton, Sr., age 96, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 o’clock am, Friday, October 5th, 2018, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Gene Brown officiating. Burial will follow at EverRest of Cheatham with Damon Brown, Deron Brown, Chris Hampton, Joey Hampton, Michael Hampton, and Jonathan Hampton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Claude, Carl Chambliss, Ken Lewis, Dr. John Bright Cage, Dr. Whitson Lowe, Dr. Fred Nordquist, great-grandsons and step-grandsons.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00-7:00PM Thursday, October 4, 2018, and again on Friday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11.
Mr. Hampton was born on May 4, 1922 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee to the late Milton and Nellie Reasoner Hampton. He was a retired iron worker and talented cabinet maker. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force and served during WWII. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Nina Hampton; four brothers; two sisters; a step-daughter and step grandson; and daughter-in-law, Lindy Hampton.
Survivors include his wife, Marietta Hampton; sons, John (Pam) Hampton, Jr., Darrell (Kim) Hampton, and Eddie (Carol) Hampton; daughter, Jeanie (Gene) Brown; step children, Joe (Jean) Vick, Van (Candye) Vick, Max (Judy) Vick, Patty (Robert) Rollins, and Ben (Stacey) Brinkley; sister, Carrie Wise; twenty-two grandchildren, forty-three great-grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren. If so desired, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the charity of their choice. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Ernest Winfred Knight, age 71, of Cedar Hill, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Tennova Medical Center in Clarksville.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 12, 2018 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Don Dungan officiating.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on October 12th from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.
Mr. Knight was born January 22, 1947 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Ernest and Elmer Whitaker Knight. He attended Cedar Hill Baptist Church when he was able, was kind and good natured and had a gentle and loving heart.
In addition to his parents Mr. Knight is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Knight. Mr. Knight is survived by his sister, Star Rigsby of Cedar Hill and his nephew, Stephen (Bethany Mahurin) Rigsby of Cedar Hill.
Age 90 of White House passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Franklin, TN. She was born September 2, 1928 in Stroudsville, TN to Eli & Judith Marie Miles Adkins, Jr. She was a graduate of St. Thomas School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse at both St. Thomas and Baptist Hospitals before her retirement. She was an avid UT Volunteers fan, loved traveling, reading, working puzzle books and spending time in Gatlinburg. She was a member of White House Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert L. Smith; brothers, Cecil, Billy, Charlie and Robert Adkins; sister, Mary Ann Cornell; She is survived by her son, Larry (Kelli) Smith, Hendersonville, TN; daughters, Betty (Steve) Townsend, Brentwood, TN and Judy (Sid) Mathis, Franklin, TN; sisters, Martha Sullivan and Wanda Jennette, both of Clarksville, TN; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;; 1 great-great-grandchild.
Funeral service was held Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Keith Barnett officiating. Interment followed on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 11am in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation was held Sunday, September 30, 2018 1-3pm at Austin & Bell.
“Jackie” Lorna Jacquelyn Holmes, age 94 of Hendersonville, passed away at Brookdale Senior Living on Thursday, September 27, 2018.
Jackie was a beloved, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Spending time with family has always been central to her life. For years, she was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Peoria, AZ, by serving on committees, playing the organ, and volunteering. Jackie touched the lives of people around her through loving acts and generosity.
Attending sporting events, dancing, traveling are just a few of her interests that she explored at different times in her life. While Jackie was not pretentious, she was sophisticated and had an amazing sense of fashion. Jackie regularly attended gatherings for the local Peoria chapter of the Red Hat Society. The Peoria Arizona Historical Society (PAHS) selected Lorna Jacquelyn Short Holmes as the 2011 Peoria Pioneer Honoree.
In October 2011, at age 87, Jackie bravely moved from Sun City, AZ to Hendersonville, TN to be closer to a larger group of family members. Taking drives to see the Tennessee fall foliage or Christmas lights brought her lots of joy. The last few years of her life, she watched all kinds of movies for entertainment and fellowship with her son, Ken.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Ethel Short; and her husband, Eugene David Holmes. She is survived by her sons, Ken and Randy Holmes; grandchildren, Clinton Holmes, Emily Holmes Jones, Esseri Holmes, and Jesse Holmes; and great-grandchildren, Mya Jones and London Ree.
Willie F. Mangrum Horn, age 84 of Greenbrier, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at her residence.
The family will receive friends 10am to 1pm, Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service will be 1pm on Saturday with Rev. Nathan Washburn and Steve Sorrells officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Horn was born in February 5, 1934 in Franklin, TN to the late Walter G. and Ollie Speck Mangrum. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Horn; son, William Thomas Horn, Jr; brothers, Homer Mangrum, Johnson Mangrum; sisters, Ment Mangrum, Edna Peach and Deannie Waller. She was a Nursing Assistant for 27 years at the Robertson County Health Department and a 47 year member of Greenbrier First Baptist Church. She was active working with the Dorcas Room ministry, visiting shut-ins and the J.O.Y. Ministries at Greenbrier United Methodist Church
She is survived by children, Tim Horn, Debbie Horn and devoted niece, Shirley Pergande.