In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Sept. 5, 2018 – September 12, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Reba Frances Herndon
Reba Frances Herndon, 91, of Springfield, passed away on Monday September 10, 2018 at North Crest Medical Center.
Graveside memorial services will be conducted Friday September 14th at 1:00 p.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home. There will be no visitation on Friday prior to the graveside service.
Mrs. Herndon was born March 24, 1927 in Robertson County to the late Benjamin and Frances Osborne Bowling. She was a retired bookkeeper from Holman & Holman Insurance and she attended Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Herndon was an avid Lady Vols fan. She enjoyed keeping busy and loved spending time with her extended family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Harvey Herndon, by her daughter: Arna Sue Herndon, by her grandson: Tyler Herndon, and by her siblings: Betty Pentecost, Charles Bowling, and Ruth Lieberknecht.
Mrs. Herndon is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Randy and Freda Herndon of Springfield, grandchildren: Grant and Ross Herndon, Lindsey Cox, great grandchild: Lucas Thompson, nieces: Karen Smith of Pleasant View, Linda Gail Casteel of Goodlettsville, nephew: Neil Bowling of Pleasant View.
Georgia Mae Schmidt Stevens, 80, of Springfield, passed away Monday September 10, 2018 at Alive Hospice Skyline Madison Campus.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday September 15th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Don Sensing officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Steven Turner, Justin Turner, Donny Turner, Evan White, Avery White, and Caleb Smith serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Stevens was born September 30, 1937 in Lincoln, NE to the late Siegfried and Calista Doughtry Schmidt. She was a retired accounts receivable clerk from Lee’s Home Center and was a member of Greenbrier United Methodist Church. She was always very athletic and was a cheerleader during high school. Mrs. Stevens enjoyed baking, especially cookies. Her husband, Wayne, got his fellow golf players by promising to bring her cookies along for them to enjoy. She loved reading and was an avid Lady Vols fan. Mrs. Stevens was always very active and involved in her church, and she enjoyed traveling.
Mrs. Stevens is survived by her husband of 57 years: Wayne “Steve” Stevens of Springfield, her daughters and sons-in-law: Lesa Turner of Greenbrier, Lori and Darrell Bell of Greenbrier, Lana and Jon LeMay of Goodlettsville, her brother: Jay Schmidt of Lincoln, NE, and by nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Open Door Pregnancy Center or to the Greenbrier United Methodist Church.
Barbara Ann Tanner, 75, of Springfield, passed away on Monday September 10, 2018 at North Crest Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday September 12th at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim, Tom, Ken, and John Stroud, Wayne and Randy Crain. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Tanner was born May 7, 1943 in Cedar Hill to the late Wesley Thomas “Jady” and Flora Henderson Inman. She was a retired seamstress from Nasco and was a member of West End Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Tanner enjoyed bowling, playing and spending time with her grandchildren. She was known for loving to play practical jokes and pulling pranks on her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Maxine Stroud, Emojean Crain, and D.L. York.
Mrs. Tanner is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: David and Marisa Tanner of Waynesboro, VA, Brian and LaKandra Tanner of Portland, her brother: Don Inman of Madison, her grandchildren: Lexis, Heather, Hailey, Dane, Hunter, Brashanz, Kingsley, Braeden, and Kanaja, and by her great grandchild Liam.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Vector Industries who employ those with disabilities
Gary “Peanut” Wilson, 58, of Cedar Hill, passed away on Monday September 10, 2018 at his home.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday September 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Alan Woodard officiating. Interment will follow in Martins Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Wilson was born July 15, 1960 in Robertson County to the late Kenneth and Martha Taylor Wilson. He was a retired maintenance worker at Electrolux and was a member of Martins Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Wilson loved fishing, collecting antiques and pocket knives.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his daughters and son-in-law: Nikki and Travis Shoulders of Greenbrier, Kasey Wilson of Greenbrier, brothers and sisters-in-law: Charles and Mary Sue Wilson, Sam and Sue Ann Wilson all of Springfield, Doyle and Brenda Wilson, Ricky and Kathleen Wilson, Kaul and Lisa Wilson all of Cedar Hill, sister and brother-in-law: Debbie and Charlie Mayes of Springfield, grandchildren: Graci Lance and Ella Shoulders.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Martins Chapel Cemetery fund
Aaron Douglas “Doug” Burr, 75, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday September 9, 2018 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday September 13th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Martin Babb officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Cameron Jagoe, Nicholas Jones, Bryson Burr, Jonathan Burr, Hunter Rahn, and Brian Milliken serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Burr was born February 24, 1943 in Davidson County. He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. Mr. Burr was a retired Southern Baptist Minister of Music. The first church that he served in was Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains. Throughout his ministry he served at First Baptist Waverly, Pleasant View Baptist in Clarksville, Lewis Lane Baptist in Owensboro, KY, First Baptist in Camilla, GA, Woodland Hills Baptist in Atlanta, GA, Ebenezer Baptist in Greenbrier, New Hope Baptist in Adairville, KY, and Mt. Pleasant Baptist in Lewisburg, KY. During his ministry, he also served many other churches on a part time and interim basis, and served many years as the music minister of the Robertson County Baptist Association. He sung in the Men’s Chorale in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia. Mr. Burr loved to play the trombone, he enjoyed working with clocks by both building and repairing them, he enjoyed wood working and helping all of his children with various projects. He was preceded in death by his father: Guy Aaron Burr, his mother: Frances Burney King, his step-mother: Dorothy Burr, and his niece: Donna Ann King.
In October of this year, Mr. Burr would be married to his wife, Lynda Ellis Burr, for 57 years. In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Todd and Vivian Burr of Atlanta, GA, Terry and Katie Burr of Springfield, his daughters and sons-in-law: Tonya and Chuck Jagoe of Belmont, MI, Tammy and Jim Rahn of Eastman, GA, his grandchildren: Cameron (Christina) Jagoe, Callicott (Nick) Jagoe-Jones, Johanna and Sophia Burr, Kately, Lindsey, Hunter, and Ansley Rahn, Bryson, Jonathan, Mason, and Wyatt Burr, his brothers and sisters-in-law: Ed and Sheila Burr of Ridgetop, Phil and Diane Burr of Springfield, his sisters: Shirley Moran and Irene Mullen both of Lebanon.
Phillip David “Phil” King, 68, of Greenbrier, passed away on Saturday September 8, 2018 at his home.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Sunday September 16th at 3:00 p.m. at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Greenbrier with Reverend Joey Jones officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
Phil was born in Robertson County on May 10, 1950 to the late Ted and Edith Hollandsworth King. He was the retired owner of King & Sons Construction Company. Phil was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church in Greenbrier, where he served as a deacon and was the former worship leader. He loved music, singing, playing guitar, hunting, fishing, golfing, riding motorcycles, watching TV especially westerns, action movies, and history. The two things he loved the most was his church and going to the beach on vacation.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years: Nancilyn Drake King of Greenbrier, his sons and daughters-in-law: J.P. and Dana King of Greenbrier, Jason “Curly” and Rachel King of Greenbrier, his grandchildren: Collin, John Lee, Cate, and James Paul King, his brother: Barry King of Ridgetop, and his honorary brother: Lynn Jenks of Greenbrier.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Solid Rock Baptist Church youth fund
William Thomas “Tommy” Furlough, Jr. age 64, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at his home.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 o’clock am, Friday, September 14th, at Hermitage Memorial Gardens in Old Hickory with Bro. Greg Smith officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View from 4:00-8:00PM Thursday, September 13th. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Tommy was born on October 6, 1953 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late William Thomas, Sr and Mary Swarner Furlough. He was a self-employed machinist. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Cathy Harrison Furlough; and two brothers, Herman and Ronnie Hullett.
He is survived by his son, Jeremy Furlough; sisters, Dianne (John) Webb and Billie Gainous; and ten nieces and nephews.
Christopher John “C.J.” Morris, age 30 of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Skyline Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 o’clock pm, Tuesday, September 18th at the 24 Church in Pleasant View with Pastor Chris Royalty officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Clarksville with Brandon Morris, Andy Hardy, Brad Weatherby, Timmy Nixon, Shawn Frieler, Clay Norman, Josh James, Jake Johnson, Chief Trey Nelms, and Captain James Parks serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the 24 Church on Monday, September 17th, from 3:00-8:00PM and again on Tuesday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at noon.
C.J. was born on October 7, 1987 in Nashville, Tennessee to Wayne and Lisa Morris. He loved his family and cherished his wife and daughters. He loved his work family at Cumberland Tractor and Equipment. Since 2015, he has been dedicated to the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department. C.J was a friend to all. He was a member of the 24 Church in Pleasant View.
C.J. is preceded in death by his grandmother, Evelyn Morris; grandfather, Charles Linton; and an aunt, Rosylan Gupton.
Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife, Shelli Morris; daughters, Rylee and Addyson Morris; brother, Brandon Morris; grandfather, Charles Morris; grandmother, Mary Linton; aunt, Karen Fails; and mother-in-law, Dena (Larry) Slate.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Martha Patricia “Pat” McKenzie, age 75 of Hendersonville, passed away on Wednesday, September 12 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Born in Shelbyville, TN, Pat was raised in Bell Buckle TN and Niagara Falls, NY where she graduated from Niagara Falls High School. She moved back to Tennessee and settled in Hendersonville in 1970 where she raised her 3 children. She was a long-time employee of Caldwell Banker Barnes Realty and considered her co-workers as part of her family. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Trojan; her mother, Thelma Trojan; and her grandson, Christian McKenzie. She is survived by her sisters, Cheryl Trojan and Candy Hagewood (Greg); her brother, Paul Trojan; her son, Brad McKenzie (Toni); her daughters, Brandi Allocco (Phil) and Bridget McKenzie; her grandchildren Brittani Sircy (Bobby), Michael McKenzie, Maurina Scott-Wise, Caitlin McKenzie, Chloe McKenzie, Presley Eastwood, Foster Allocco and Asher Ezzell; and her great-grandchildren, Alex, Max, Xavier, Dexter, Christopher, MJ, Braxton, Caroline, Hayleigh and Addison.
Her Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 15th at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Hendersonville where she was a long-time member. Visitation will be from 12-4pm with service, officiated by Pastor Jeremy Squires, starting promptly at 4pm. Billy Byrd will perform some of Pat’s favorite Christian songs throughout the service. Pallbearers will include friends and family.
As Pat’s final wishes included cremation, the family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her honor to the Sumner Co Humane Society, 16 Volunteer Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Pat had a love of animals, taking in many strays over the years, so this would be a fantastic way to honor her memory.
Age 6 months went home to be with the Lord Saturday, September 8, 2018 at her home. She was born February 11, 2018 in White House, TN to Thad and Lexy Tackett Whalen. She loved the constant attention of her siblings and her family, who made her laugh and giggle.
She is survived by her loving parents; grandparents, Michelle & A.J. Johnson, Crissy Keel, Thomas Whalen and Debbie Stavros and Gladys Tackett; great-grandparents, Marti Biliumus, Tim & Debbie Owensby and Ricky & Bobbie Keel; sisters, Ally and Bell Tackett; 3 aunts; 2 uncles.
Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Rev. Ashley Mofield officiating. Interment will follow in Old Brush Cemetery with Thad Whalen and Tory Johnson serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11am-1pm at the funeral home.
Peggy Jean Cohea Bloodworth, age 85, of Springfield, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, September 6, 2018.
A Graveside Service was held Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11am in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Carl Hubbard officiating. Burial followed with Lee Batey, John Wayne Wells, Matthew Wells, John Joseph Bloodworth, Lane Pearson and Ian Bloodworth serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was held Saturday morning at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield from 10-10:30am.
Mrs. Bloodworth was born September 26, 1932 in Barren Plains to the late Milton and Lorene Woodard Cohea. She was a homemaker, member of Wartrace United Methodist Church and long-time resident of Robertson County, but will always be remembered as a devoted wife and mother.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Bloodworth is preceded in death by her husband, Reverend John M. Bloodworth, her daughter, Sheila Jo Sands and nine siblings. She is survived by her sons, John (Jan) Bloodworth, Jr. of Owens Cross Roads, AL and Timothy Scott Bloodworth of Springfield; daughters, Donna Fay (John Wayne) Wells of Cowan, TN, Pamela Sue (Lee) Batey of Cedar Hill and Melissa Jean (David) Darrow of Paris, TX; sister, Faye (Charles) Federman of Springfield; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Wartrace United Methodist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Age 73 of White House passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born December 4, 1944 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington to Melvin M. and Dorothy Stickney Wolbert. He proudly served his country in the US Navy and was a member of White House Masonic Lodge #700. He was the former owner of Empire Lock and Alarm and Empire Refrigeration. He was an honest businessman who was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; infant brother; infant granddaughter Morgan Breann Wolbert. He is survived by his wife, who he would have been married to 49 years on September 19th, Karen Johnson Wolbert, White House, TN; son, Jayson Wolbert, White House, TN; sister, Sharon Berry, Oroville, CA; 2 grandsons, Justin Blake Wolbert and Joshua Grant Wolbert, both of White House, TN; sister-in-laws, Sandra (Louis) Savlen, Lexington, MA and Paula Francesshelli, New Bedford, MA; brother-in-laws, Thomas Johnson, Brookline, MA and Arthur J. Johnson, Wilmington, MA.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Doug Lee officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers and with military honors. Visitation was held Monday, September 10, 2018 3-8pm and Tuesday, September 11, 2018 12-2pm at the funeral home. Masonic service was Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7pm in the funeral home chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-9959
Sherry Lynn Crain, age 39, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Alive Hospice, Madison Campus.
The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Saturday, September 8th and 10am to 12pm on Sunday, September 9th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service was at 12pm on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial followed in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.
Sherry was born in Elgin, IL on February 27, 1979 to Orlando and Tammy Lynn Dilly Lopez. She was a private caregiver helping those who could not care for themselves.
She is survived by her father, Orlando Lopez; mother, Tammy Lynn Dilly Lopez; children, Trevor Crain, Jayce Baker, Morgan Arnold, Andrew Arnold, Isaac Crain and brother, Chad Dilly. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.