In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week September 18, 2016
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for Donnie “D.K.” Davis
Donnie Kent “D.K.” Davis, 81, of Greenbrier, died Friday September 16, 2016 at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday September 20th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Evans and Dr. Brandon Pugh officiating. Interment will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Buzz Kinle, Greg Reynolds, Todd Evilcizer, Ronnie Wilkerson, Gus Pappas, and Terry Hayes serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Davis was born August 3, 1935 in Old Hickory to the late Braxton and Pauline Groves Davis. He graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Management from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. Mr. Davis was a retired manager from the State of Tennessee Transportation and Mass Transit, with 36 years of service. After retiring from the State, he then worked 9 years with the Clarksville Transit System. He was a member of the Oak Hills Golf Course Old Golfers. He enjoyed reading, cooking, and playing piano. Mr. Davis was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, and had served as music director in previous years at both Ridgetop Baptist and Ebenezer Baptist. He loved animals, especially his favorite hound: Daisy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Faye Lynn Roberts. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 53 years: Bettye Suter Davis of Greenbrier, daughter and fiancée: Kelly Davis and Greg Reynolds of Cookeville, brother: John Davis of Cape Coral, FL, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Billie and John Evilcizer and Bobbye and Jimmy Wilson all of Greenbrier, 3 nieces a nephew, 3 great nieces, and a great nephew also survive.
Dennis Eugene Smith, 65, of Adams, died Thursday September 15, 2016 at NHC Healthcare Center in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Monday September 19th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Tyler Estep officiating. Interment will follow in Bellwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Smith was born July 14, 1951 in Lincoln County. He was of the Methodist faith. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Air Force, having served in the during Vietnam. He loved sports, and had coached many girls and boys in ball, he loved gardening, and he loved his Vanderbilt Commodores. He was preceded in death by his mother: Mary Edna Hamlin Durham, and by his grandchild: Peyton Adams.
Mr. Smith is survived by his sons: Christopher Smith of Minnesota, Joshua Smith of Clarksville, daughter: Mary Beth (James Dowlen) Smith of Adams, father: Richard Durham of Adams, brother: Tommy Durham of Old Hickory, sister and brother-in-law: Celia and Eddie Bellar of Adams, grandchildren: Brayden Dowlen and Vivian Smith, niece: Abigail (Phillip) Davis of Adams.
James Russell Hodge, 60, of Greenbrier, died Wednesday September 14, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday September 17th at the Rock Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Harmon and Rev. Frank Evans officiating. Interment followed in the Rock Springs Cemetery. The family received friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Rock Springs Baptist Church.
James was born June 26, 1956 in Tucson, AZ to the late James Homer and Thelma Louise Ross Hodge. He was a retired Correction Officer with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department. James was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He loved his Lord, his family, his church, fishing, going to the beach, and his grandchildren fully made his life complete.
James is survived by his wife: Janice Rawls Hodge of Greenbrier, son and daughter-in-law: Jeff and Sherri Hodge of White House, daughter and son-in-law: Jennifer and Clint Mayo of Springfield, grandchildren: Abigail Hodge, Colton Mayo, Collin Mayo, Jaicee Mayo, and Matthew Hodge, brother and sister-in-law: Ken and Mickie Hodge of Portland, sister and brother-in-law: Linda Kumar and husband: Dr. Sabi Kumar of Springfield, mother-in-law: Nell Rawls of Springfield, sister-in-law: Sandy Carney of Springfield.
Robert Bartley Claborn, age 71 of Cross Plains, died Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Milldale Chapel with Rev. Kent Bailey officiating. Burial followed in Cross Plains Cemetery with Dennis George, Gene Brown, Charles Read, Kenny Orr, Lee Bassett, Robert Slusher, Terry Dillard, and Sammy Claborn serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the Milldale Chapel on Friday from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday from 11 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Claborn was born December 20, 1944 in Robertson County to the late Robert Houston and Virginia Pitts Fisher Claborn. He was a member of Milldale Presbyterian Church and was retired from Trane Heating & Air where he was a manager.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl D. Claborn of Cross Plains; daughter, Lisa Guittar and husband, Richard of New Albany, IN; brothers, Sammy Claborn of Springfield and Ronnie Claborn; sister, Gail Claborn of Springfield; grandsons, Maurice Lee Bassett and Robert Slusher; and four great grandchildren.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Milldale Presbyterian Church. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Carolyn Renee Page, age 45, of Ashland City, TN, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock pm on Saturday, September 17th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Jeff Binkley officiating. Following the service her remains were cremated. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday beginning at 12 o’clock noon until the hour of service.
Carolyn was born in Bristol, TN on June 5, 1971. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.She is preceded in death by her mother, Gladys Harless; and a baby brother, Curtis Harless.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Page; sons, Cory Page (fiancé, Caitlin Jennings) of Cedar Hill, and James Page of Ashland City; daughter, Camren (Dustin) Nicholson of Pleasant View; father, Harold (Betty) Harless of White Springs, FL; grandchildren, Connor & Kenna Page, and Daniel & Daisy Nicholson; and three sisters.
Keith Eugene Corbin, Sr. passed away Monday, September 12, 2016. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was retired from Artic Glacier, and a member of the Al Menah Shrine Temple for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Shirley Corbin; Daughters: Jan (Jerry) Mayer, Cindy (Walter) Lampertz, Anne (Mike) Smeltzer; Sons: Jim (Barbara) Corbin, Keith (Cindy) Corbin, Jr.; Stepsons: Bob (Wendy) Wilson, Bill (Christian) Wilson; 16 Grandchildren; and 6 Great-Grandchildren.
A Visitation is scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2016 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home from 12:00-1:00 PM. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is also scheduled for September 16, 2016 at the Funeral Home at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Shrine Children’s Hospital. Austin And Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville, TN is in charge of arrangements.
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Local businessman, politician and race car enthusiast, Ken Brown has died, his body discovered by family early Monday morning, he was just 50.
Anyone that knew Ken Brown knew that he was almost always “On my last leg,” a phrase he said often following the loss of his right leg to diabetes. He would always cap off the phrase with a silly grin.
His son David Brown spoke to Smokey Barn News this afternoon as family and friends gathered at his Dad’s shop, Brown’s Body & Paint in downtown Springfield. MAP “The alarm was going off, he didn’t wake up.”
A steady stream of people from across the community are making their way through the shop on Main Street, police officers, firefighters, business leaders and friends all stopping by to pay their respects.
Ken was born in Frankfort, Germany on December 17,1965 to the late Raymond Edwin and Lucy Marie Dunn Brown at an Army Hospital. He grew up in Nashville and graduated from Stratford High School. After High School, Ken attended multiple automotive related schools which kicked off a successful career in auto-body repair. Ken started Brown’s Paint & Body in 1989.
Ken lost his lower right leg to diabetes and was fitted with a prosthetic. Despite the loss of his leg, Ken still enjoyed automotive racing and restoration.
Ken also liked fishing, hunting, watching football, and spending time with family. Ken was a supporter of the American Diabetes Association, Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the Shriner’s Hospital.
In July on 2014 Ken, formerly announced his intention to run for the office of Robertson County Mayor.
According to his Facebook page, Ken’s favorite quote was “You can take that to the bank!”
Ken is survived by his ex-wife and caregiver, Sherry Brown of Springfield; son, David Brown of Springfield; brothers, Eddie Brown, Johnny Brown, and Steve Brown all of Springfield. Visitation was held Friday, September 16. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service and cremation followed at 6:00 PM. (Brown in the news)
Ella Mae Bowen, age 51, of Nashville, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at her home. A graveside service was held Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 2pm in the Bellwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the Austin And Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Wednesday from 12Noon until 1:30pm.
Mrs. Bowen was born December 31, 1964 in Nashville to the late Bill and Sally Thorton Armentrout. She worked as a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, always full of love and laughter. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Bowen is preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Bull. She is survived by her husband, William Bowen, Jr.; sons, Daniel Bowen of Lebanon, Corey Wayne Bowen and Brandon Lee Bowen, both of Nashville; daughters, Chasity Marie Bowen, Shiloh Bowen and Lucienda Mae Peden, all of Nashville; brother, Charles Bull of Nashville; sisters, Cathy Bull, Betty Hicks and Birdie Green, all of Nashville; and grandchildren, Dalexus Bowen and Jersey Bowen.
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