In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Oct. 14 – Oct. 20, 2019
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
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Obituary for Barbara Gail Heady Dixon
Barbara Gail Heady Dixon, age 74 of Springfield, TN died Sunday October 20, 2019 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday October 24, 2019 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with James Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jade Dixon, Corey Mayo, Clint Mayo, Daniel Thacker, Shane Patterson and Chris Shouse serving as pallbearers. Steve Baldwin will serve as an honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday October 23rd from 4 until 8 pm and again on Thursday from 10 am until the hour of service at 2 pm.
Barbara was born August 12, 1945 in Livingston, Tennessee to the late William H. Heady and Eudean Walker Heady. Her husband, Domer Gene Dixon and brother, Charles Michael Heady also preceded her in death. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and was an accomplished and well known artist who created works in charcoal, pastels and oils. Barbara loved reading and to work in her flower garden.
Surviving her are her son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Teri Dixon of Springfield; daughters and son-in-law, Kathy and Chris Dugan of Springfield and Lisa Patterson of Greenbrier, TN eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Sue Heady.
William Thomas “Billy” Jones, 92, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday October 20, 2019 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday October 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Austin LaBorg, Mason LaBorg, Jamie LaBorg, Tim Ross, Richard Traughber, and Butch Jones serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the McDonald’s Coffee Club. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Jones was born November 19, 1926 in Springfield to the late Ben and Mary Frances Morris Jones, Sr. He was a retired mechanic and the former owner of Springfield Auto Clinic. Mr. Jones was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was a charter member of the McDonald’s Coffee Club and he loved collecting and restoring antique cars.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Teresa Jones Ross, by his brothers: Mitchel Jones, Delbert Jones, Ben Jones, Jr., and Richard “Cotton” Jones, and by his sisters: Mary Frances Jones Johnson and Dorothy Jones Mefford. Mr. Jones is survived by his daughter: Esther Jones of Springfield, by his sister: Pauline Jones Traughber of Springfield, by his grandchildren: Jeff (Kristi) LaBorg, Jamie (Tabitha) LaBorg, Tim (Lynn) Ross, and Tammy Ross, by 5 great grandchildren, and by 1 great great grandchild.
Walter Dye Clinard, age 84 of Cedar Hill, died Friday, October 18, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Heads Church Cemetery with Jason Ellis, Jeff Ellis, Jamie Ellis, Rob Ellis, Ron Balthrop, and Randy Seay serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 1 until 5 PM and Monday from 12 noon until the hour of service.
Mr. Clinard was born January 20, 1935 in Robertson County to the late Ranel Burton and Avie Hilda Hunter Clinard. He was a member of Heads Freewill Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for many years, and was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked at Acme Boot for many years and then worked for the Cheatham County Highway Department. He was very good at working with his hands doing wood working and metal crafting. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Melva Dean Seay
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evangeline Ellis Clinard of Cedar Hill; and son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Melissa Clinard of Cedar Hill.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Heads Church Building Fund. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Tony C. “Dog” Satterfield, died Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 21,2019 at 1:00 PM at Milldale Chapel with Tim Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Plains Cemetery with Randy Searcy, Jimmy Offutt, Jim Fisher, Harold Pearson, Jeff Yates, and John Rippy, Jr. serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 11 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Satterfield was born October 3, 1954 in Springfield to the late Horace T. and Margie Yates Satterfield. He was a member of Cross Plains United Methodist Church and was retired from the Robertson County Highway Department.
He is survived by his son, Ryan Thomas Douglas of Springfield; and grandchildren, Jeremy Douglas and Aden Scruggs.
J.W. Jones, age 78 of Springfield, died Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Duncan Leavell and Mark Reeves officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Montana Jones, Kyle Jones, Dustin Jones, Chance Jones, Jodie Jones, John Epley, Dustin Epley, and Junior Jones serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was Josh Powell. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday from 3 until8 PM and Saturday from 11 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Jones was born March 16, 1941 in Robertson County to the late James M. and Lois Jones. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. He worked for many years as a dairy farmer and then worked and retired from Electrolux. He enjoyed watching his family play sports, doing karaoke, and watching RFD TV, especially Hee Haw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael D. Jones and two brothers, Bobby and Ray Jones.
J.W. is survived by his wife, Betty Jones of Springfield; sons and daughters-in-laws, Junior and Melissa Jones of Springfield, Jeff and Tina Jones of Adairville, KY, Joe and Dawn Jones of Springfield, and Jay and Kim Jones of Springfield; brothers, Carl Jones and Wayne Jones both of Springfield; sisters, Lois Plesinwizz of Detroit MI, Judy Dowlen and husband, Jim of Joelton, and Wanda Howell of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Jo Ann Cook, age 85, of the Owens Chapel community in Springfield, died on Monday, October 14, 2019, at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Funeral Services were conducted at 11 am on Friday, October 18, 2019, in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Spain and Pastor Don Law officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Chad Cook, Curt Cook, Bernie Hudgins, Danny Cook, Tyler Cook, Colton Hudgins, and Collin Cook, serving as pallbearers. Danny Dean, Lorne Green, and Owens Chapel United Methodist Women served as honorary pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 pm until 8 pm.
Jo Ann was born on August 3, 1934, to the late Joe D. and Earline Hornberger Chowning. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Lovel Travis Cook; her grandson, Travis Cook and her great-granddaughter, Malia Britt Head. She was a member of Owens Chapel United Methodist Church. Ms. Cook was a homemaker who loved sewing, gardening, and her Owens Chapel United Methodist Women Day Group.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law; Charlie and Marilyn Cook of Springfield, Mark and Farah Cook of Springfield, and Brian and Mary Cook of Springfield, her brother; Robert Wayne Chowning, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild.
If so desired, the family request that memorial contributions be made to Owens Chapel United Methodist Church. All donations may be sent in care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Eddie Mac White Sr, age 67 of Cross Plains, TN died Monday October 14, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Wednesday October 16, 2019 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Mike Woodard officiating. Burial followed in Cross Plains Cemetery with Delvin Hester, Frankie Wells, Harold Pearson, Glenn Jackson, Dale Jackson, Randy Searcy, Mike Woodard, David Mason, Mark Mason and Vince Starks serving as pallbearers. Jennifer Miller, Dean Searcy, Larry Searcy, Eric Searcy, Daniel Pearson, Caleb Starks and nieces and nephews served as honorary pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 am until 2 pm.
Eddie Mac was born August 9, 1952 in Robertson Co, TN to the late Edward C. and Mallon Murphey White. His brother and sister-in-law, Emerson and Mary Alice Mason White and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Henry and Mary Hall also preceded him in death. He was a member of Owens Chapel UMC but attended Cross Plains UMC. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and was a member of the French Lick Rifle Club.
Surviving Eddie Mac are his wife, Cheryle Jackson White of Cross Plains; sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and April White of Cross Plains and Mack and Suzanne White of Owensboro, KY; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Lanell White of Springfield; grandchildren, Drew, Tyler, Aiden, Celeigh and Silas White; mother-in-law, Mildred Jackson; brothers-in-law, Glenn Jackson, Dale Jackson, Randy Searcy; Sisters-in-law, Theressa Searcy, Edith “Sister” Claborn and a host of nieces and nephews.
If so desired, the family request that memorial contributions may be made to either the Cross Plains UMC or St. Jude. All donations may be made in care of the Robertson County Funeral Home
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Obituary for Alice Ann Harris
Age 72 of Cottontown passed away, Sunday October 20, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born December 29, 1946 to Leland Roger & Forrestine Franklin Lockhart. She worked as a nurse for the State of Tennessee before her retirement. She enjoyed trips to the mountains, watching the hummingbirds feed at her home and she was an avid sports fan. She attended Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Gordon Harris; two brothers, Jack Lockhart and Thomas Lockhart.
She is survived by her daughter, Lori Harris (Patrick) Binkley; sons, Clay (Sara) Harris and Kevin (Trish) Harris all of Cottontown, TN; brothers, Larry (Dean) Lockhart, Columbia, TN, Randy Lockhart, Hermitage, TN and Steve (Barbara) Lockhart, Lexington, KY; sister, Kay Lockhart, CA; six grandchildren, Victoria, Caleb, Graeson, Addy, Lily and Lane.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10am Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Rev. Sandy Shawhan officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2-4pm and 6-8pm & on Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Age 59 of White House went home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 19, 2019 at his home. He was born August 26, 1960 in Owensboro, KY to Donald Diego & Mary Ellen DeJarnette Evans. He worked as the Public Health Administrator for the State of Tennessee before his illness and had previously been employed for 15 years as the District Manager of Middle Tennessee for Cracker Barrel. He loved playing guitar and was a friend to everyone he met. He was a tremendous husband, step-father, step-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. He made a great impression on everyone he met and his legacy of love will live on forever.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Luanne Evans, White House, TN; step-son, Christian Clinard, Hendersonville, TN; step-daughter, Katie Clinard (Matt) Rutkowski, Cleveland, TN; brother, Donald (Donna) Evans; nephew, Michael Evans, all of Louisville, KY; step-grandchild, Sloane Rutkowski; a host of other Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Rev. Steve Evans officiating and with Devon Righter, Greg Jennings, Melvyn Evans, Mike Urns and Greg Harris serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2-6pm at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2pm in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Age 58 of Cross Plains, TN passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at his home. Mr. Reska was born March 28, 1961 in Teaneck, NJ to Anthony Michael & Urania Elizabeth Pimental Reska. He worked as a truck driver for SAIA Trucking before becoming disabled. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed woodworking, and listening to Bruce Springsteen music. He loved to make people laugh and was a devoted family man. He considered himself a real “Jersey Boy”.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Urania Reska; son, Nicholas “Nicky” Reska. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Amy Miller Reska, Cross Plains, TN; son, Justin (Camila) Cook, San Diego, CA; daughters, Lucy (Tim) Brummett, Ridgetop, TN, Ashlee Cook, Nashville, TN and Jessica Reska, White House, TN; father, Anthony Reska, Ft. Myers, FL; brother, Scott (Stephanie) Reska, NJ; sisters, Lori Reska, FL, Patti (Bill) Jatkevicius, CT and Andrea (Manny) Tome, FL; 3 grandchildren, Kylen Brummett, Phoenix Brummett and Thomas Cook.
Funeral service is scheduled for 7pm Sunday, October 20, 2019 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Bill Petty officiating. Visitation is planned for Sunday, October 20, 2019 3-7pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Age 46 of Cottontown passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at her home. She was born April 23, 1973 in Madison, TN to Lawrence Hamilton Davis & Jill Scott. She was a 1991 graduate of White House High School, She received her Associated Degree in Accounting from Nashville Tech in 1994 and her Bachelors Degree in Finance from Tennessee Tech in 1997. She had been employed by Brooks Roofing and by White House Builders Supply. She enjoyed spending time in the water, especially water skiing. She also loved nature, animals and time with her friends and family. She enjoyed listening to music and was an avid Kid Rock fan.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Tommy & Velma Davis and her maternal grandparents, Willie Gray & Lillie Berley Scott; step-father, Joel Lamberth; step-sister, Mitzi Lamberth.
She is survived by her fiance’, Scott Gearing, Cottontown, TN; father, Lawrence (Opal) Davis, Cross Plains, TN; mother, Jill Lamberth, Cottontown, TN; brother, Brad Scott (Carol) Davis, Cross Plains, TN; sister, Laurie (Scott) Shumake, Greenbrier, TN.
Funeral service was held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Steve Scott officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Friday, October 18, 2019 4-8PM & Saturday, October 19, 2019 10AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Dylan Wayne Medley, age 25 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Thursday, October 17th, 2019 in Ashland City.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Brother Don Dungan officiating.
The family received friends on Sunday, October 20, from 4pm-8pm and again on Monday from noon until the hour of service at 2pm at the funeral home.
Dylan was born on December 14th, 1993 in Nashville, Tennessee to Terry Medley and the late Stephanie Dawn Reeves. He was employed as a welder with Arcosa Marine.
In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his great grandmother, Dora Myatt; grandfather, Barney Raymond; and grandparents, Mert and Slayton Forsythe.
In addition to his father he is survived by sisters, Taylor Medley of Ashland City and Hannah Reeves of Joelton; grandmother, Patricia Raymond of Joelton; great grandparents, Auda and Martha Brady of Nashville; aunts, Jennifer (Ryan) Davis of Ashland City, Cindy Raymond of Nashville, Darlene (Glenn) Duke of Joelton and Janice Cook of Joelton; uncle, Kenneth Brady of Joelton; cousins, Shawn Raymond, Mallory Davis, Deja Warren, Chrestiean Ivey; and numerous other cousins.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Overdose Lifeline, Inc., and may be sent c/o Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433
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Obituary for Jolandia T. Ellenburg
Jolandia T. Ellenburg, age 71 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at her home.
The family will receive friends 1pm to 3pm on Monday, October 21st with a memorial service following at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.
Jolandia was born in Nashville, TN on May 18, 1948 to the late Crispin and Ruby Thompson Tamayo. She was also preceded in death by 4 siblings. She was employed as a cashier at Walmart.
She is survived by husband, Michael R. Ellenburg of Goodlettsville; daughters, Chelsey (Michael) Pullin of Goodlettsville, Samantha (Dennis) Robinson of FL, Anita Midkiff of Springfield; grandchildren, Jeremy Suter, Megan Oakley; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Tamayo; sisters, Shelly (Rick) Allen and Oudia Tamayo.
Chester D. Woodard Age 56 – On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Chester Woodard, father of two children, passed away at age 56. Chester was born on August 18, 1963 in Springfield Tennessee.
He gave his life to Christ at a young age at New Wells Grove in Barren Plains, TN. He attended East Robertson Schools and was known to be a great basketball player.
He had a passion for working and watching the Dallas Cowboys. Chester worked for Electrolux for twenty years, Johnson Electric for seven years, and many other jobs.
He was preceded in death by father, Arthur and mother, Doretha Woodard and a brother James Lee.
He is survived by four children: sons, Aaron D. Bunton of Athens, GA and DeShawn Dunn; daughters, Keyshiah Dunn and Myranda Woodard; three grandchildren, Gionni Woodard of Springfield TN, Dionni Woodard and Tria Nowden. A devoted companion, Linda Faye Dowlen; three brothers, Curtis Woodard, Jeffery Lee and Frankie Woodard; five sisters, Joyce Lunsford, Deborah Smith, Linda Smith, Evon Woodard, Vickie Chambers and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services were Saturday, October 19, 2019 at St. James Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Gerry Jones, Eulogy and Officiant.
William Christian Cockrill, age 77, of Adams, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at his home.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 3:30pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Joe Rushing and Billy Vogle officiating. Burial of Mr. Cockrill’s cremains will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 1pm until the hour of service at 3:30pm.
Mr. Cockrill was born October 10, 1942 in Nashville to the late Charles V. and Mary Johnston Cockrill, Sr. He worked as a Land Surveyor and was a member of the Connell Memorial Methodist Church. He was an active member of the TN KY Thresherman’s Association, the Adams Community Club and the Adams Fisherman’s Club.
In addition to his parents Mr. Cockrill is preceded in death by his brothers, Benjamin Franklin Cockrill and Charles V. Cockrill, Jr., sister, Mary Kinsbury Cockrill, and sons-in-law, Kevin Lawrence and John Morgan.
Mr. Cockrill is survived by his wife, Sharon Ensley Cockrill; sons, William Christian Cockrill, Jr. of Hendersonville and Jeffrey Wall and Jonathan Wall, both of Adams; daughters, Tracy Cockrill Lawrence of Goodlettsville and Stephanie (Mark) Wall Morgan of Hendersonville; sister, Polly (Ron) Cockrill Ingram of Adams; seven grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Adams Fishermen’s Club. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Jaska Ruth Moore Hobbs, on October 13, 2019 by the Grace of God, arrived in the presence of her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. She was 86.
Jaska is a 61 year resident of White House and Sumner County. A native of Maury County, she was born at home on the family farm. Jaska was educated in the public schools of Maury County attending Culleoka School and graduating from Columbia Central High School the class of 1951. She attended Columbia Business College. Jaska was always grateful to have been reared a “farm girl” where she learned how to be resourceful and the importance of work. She was a talented cook, seamstress, and homemaker. During Jaska’s youth and teen years, she was a very active member of the 4-H Club. She was the Tennessee State winner in wool dressmaking in 1951 representing the State at the 4-H National Congress. Early in her adult years, she served in various capacities utilizing her training in bookkeeping and stenography. Jaska loved people and she never met a stranger. It was part of her spiritual DNA to live out the Command of Jesus to love people more than yourself. Jaska provided home-cooked meals to those in need, assisted others with medical issues, used the ministry of sending cards of encouragement to thousands to lift their spirits in a time of need. She never sent a card without utilizing her talent of writing a personal message.
Jaska’s first priority was following the teachings of Jesus followed by her love for family. As a devoted Mother, she taught her children at home in addition to their instruction in the public school. She was actively involved in each of her children’s academic and sports events.
Jaska accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior as a twelve-year-old at the McCains Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was an active member of the Church at Grace Park in White House, where she was involved over the years in all phases of church life.
Jaska is a former First Lady of White House, devoting her energy to the development of White House focused on its park and athletic facilities. Jaska loved to travel with her family and friends visiting our beautiful national parks and historic sites. She was an avid photographer.
Jaska is survived by her husband of 66 years, Billy S. Hobbs, the love of her life; Her sons Jeffrey Moore Hobbs (Anna), Joseph Sewell Hobbs (Karen), James Franklin Hobbs (Rita); 4 Grandchildren, Jenna Hobbs McCarthy (Gary), Joshua M. Hobbs (Chelsea), Dr. Luke J. Hobbs (Chelsea), Leah Hobbs Swafford (Ryan); 8 great-grandchildren, Jaelyn, Laney, Hayden, Britton, Brileigh, Maddox, Harper, Rowan and Asher; Her brother, Virgil H. Moore, Jr.; nephew, William G. Moore, Sr. She is preceded in death by her parents Virgil H. Moore and Fannie Mai Arterburn; infant brother, Jerry A. Moore. Jaska is survived by numerous Tennessee and Texas Cousins.
A Celebration of Love service will be held in the Chapel of the Church at Grace Park on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10AM, with Pastor Bob Cook, Eulogist. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5-7PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House and 9-10AM on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the chapel of the Church at Grace Park.
Private interment will be held in the Historic Pleasant Mount Cemetery in Maury County. Pallbearers will be grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the competent staff of White House Health Care and Avalon Hospice for their compassionate care of Jaska.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jaska’s memory may be directed to the Jaska Moore Hobbs Scholarship Fund for Christian Education c/o Christian Community Schools 506 Hester Drive White House, TN 37188
Michael Harold Kennedy, 71, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Graveside services, with Military Honors, will be conducted Tuesday October 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Mr. Kennedy was born May 24, 1948 in Stockton, CA to the late Francis and Mary Kathryn Rider Kennedy. He was a retired Rifle Trainer for the Department of Defense and was of the Presbyterian faith. Mr. Kennedy was a veteran of the U.S Army, having served during Vietnam. He loved gardening, fishing, and hummingbirds.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Edward Kennedy, Roy Kennedy, and Judy Kennedy Lee. Mr. Kennedy is survived by his sisters: Mary Kennedy of France, Carolyn Kennedy of California, and Margie Slayter of Springfield, by his brothers: Paul, Harvey, Les, and Joe Kennedy all of California, by several nieces and nephews, and by the one he loved most, his schnauzer, Pumpkin.
Kenneth Glenn Marley, age 79 of Springfield, died Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Celebration of Life will be held Monday, October 14, 2019 at 4:30 PM at Battle Creek Baptist Church. The family will visit with friends following the Celebration of Life Service.
Mr. Marley was born April 16, 1940 in Kennett, MO to the late Walter “Slim” and Lois Eliza Ferrell Marley. He was a member of Battle Creek Baptist Church and was a retired Oil Rig Consultant. He was also a veteran of the United States Army. Kenneth loved to sing gospel and country music, loved to cook and barbecue, and loved to go hunting. In addition to his parent, he was preceded in death by a son, Ken Marley; a daughter, Kelli Marley; grandchildren, James Marley and Marley Ray Marley; 1 brother; and 3 sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Marley of Springfield; son, Kenny Marley of Eastland, TX; daughters, Annette Marley-Van Buskirk and husband, Jack of Rockford, IL, Robin Marley Bracken and husband, Cid of Rockford, IL, and Kim Marley of Conway, AR; brother, Steve Marley and wife, Sherry of Rockford, IL; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.
Edwena Joy Holland, 70, of Orlinda, passed away on Monday October 7, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Memorial services will be conducted Sunday October 13th at 3:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Orlinda. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday beginning at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Holland was born January 8, 1949 in Scottsville, KY to the late Charlie and Callie Mann Spivey. She was a graduate of Allen County High School Class of 1967. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and had worked in housekeeping for B.F. Myers. Mrs. Holland enjoyed photography and getting together with her school mates whenever they could. She was a good cook and loved watching the Andy Griffith show.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother: Melba Spivey. Mrs. Holland is survived by her husband of 52 years: Johnny Holland of Orlinda, by her sons and daughters-in-law: Johnny and Tonya Holland, Jr., of Springfield, Charlie and Connie Holland of Springfield, by her brother: Arnold Spivey of Scottsville, KY, by her grandchildren: Jesse, Emma, and Clayton Holland, and by her best friend who was like a sister: Diana Stewart of Bowling Green, KY.
Joe Howard Hunter, age 67, of Puryear and formerly of Springfield, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 14, 2019 at 12pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 12Noon.
Mr. Hunter was born April 21, 1952 in Springfield to the late Mr. Carlton C. Hunter and Mrs. Nellie Ruth Bayliss Hunter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked at DuPont. He loved to fish and was an avid UT Vols and Atlanta Braves fan.
In addition to his mother Mr. Hunter is survived by his sons, JoJo (Sherika) Hunter of Springfield, Justin Hunter of Springfield and Jo Nathan Hunter of Old Hickory; sister, Deborah (Dale) Leftwich of Hendersonville; and grandchildren, Jalen Hunter, Anna Hunter and Alicia Hunter.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Donald Lee “Donny” Poston, age 76, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Jim Clark officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery with the “Poston & Friends Band”, Greg Stephens, Charlie Wilkerson, Paul Wilkerson, George Anderson, Glen Mason and Roger Carroll serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Wallace West, Steve Fisher, Mark Hand, Lewis Heatherly, David Speer, Calvin Aschoff, Ray Peavey, Patrick Smith, David Head and Ricky Head.
Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 4-8pm and again on Friday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.
Mr. Poston was born November 5, 1942 in Davidson County to the late Barton and Pearl Ellis Poston. He taught himself to play the guitar in High School and has enjoyed playing lead guitar all these years on Rock, Gospel, Country and Bluegrass songs. Mr. Poston was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard Reserves, worked at Acme Boot, Electrolux and Elmwood Cemetery, was a TN Vols fan and was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Mr. Poston is survived by his son, Don Poston, Jr. of Murfreesboro; sister, Fay Poston Hallmark of Springfield; niece, Kim Peavey of Ashland City; and great-nieces, Kara Wilson of Ashland City and Kelsey Wilson of Knoxville.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Evelyn Geraldine Fontaine, age 89 of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.
Evelyn was a loving mother and grandmother. A great protector, she was compassionate and focused on the family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Willie Jones; and a great-great-grandchild, Joseph Ray Johnson.
She is survived by her children, George Vardaman, Ricky (Diane) Fontaine, Debbie (Dennis) Biggs, and Robert (Rebecca) Fontaine; grandchildren, Jennifer Vardaman Lawman, Jordan Fontaine, Bobby Fontaine, Crystal Tavano, Kristina Johnson; great-grandchildren Victoria Owen, Kaden Fontaine, and Sahara M. Johnson, Shiloh Johnson; great-great-grandchildren, Atticus Owen, and anticipated soon, Harlow Owen; and siblings, Robert Earl Jones and Mamie Jones.
Her family received friends on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and on Friday from 10:00am until her Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Pastor Bruce Raley officiating.
Interment followed in Beech Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were George Vardaman, Ricky Fontaine, Robert Fontaine, Bobby Fontaine, and Dennis Biggs.
The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN. 615-822-4442.
Obituary for Mary Pardue
Mary Frances McGlasson-Pardue, age 51 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at the Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tuesday, October 15th, at 1:00PM with Bro. Don Dungan officiating. Burial will follow at Bearwallow Community Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Monday, October 14th from 4-8:00PM and again on Tuesday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.
Mary was born on April 28th, 1968 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Robert Taylor McGlasson, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Hunt Buttrey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Russell Pardue; son Russell Chase (Courtney) Pardue; daughter, Tabatha Denee (Seth) Hedge; brother, Robert (Teresa) McGlasson; sisters, Paula (Wayne) Pruitt, Peggy (Dale) Conners, and Cheryl (Emmett) Phillips; and grandchildren, A.J. Pardue, Serenity, Russell, Teddy, and Charlie Hedge.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.