In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Sept. 13, 2018 – September 19, 2018
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
Obituary for James Claude McQuiston
James Claude McQuiston, age 90 of Greenbrier, died Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Waters of Springfield.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Phelan officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 until 8 PM and Friday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. McQuiston was born September 20, 1927 in Davidson County to the late Thomas and Eula Bowers McQuiston. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was retired from Nashville Bridge Company. He enjoyed working out in his yard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas and Harry McQuiston.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Vikki McQuiston of Greenbrier and Robert “Bubba” and Anita McQuiston of Greenbrier; grandsons, Curtis McQuiston and Jason McQuiston; and great grandchildren, Damon McQuiston and Jessica McQuiston.
George Ronnie West, 69, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday September 16, 2018 at his home.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday September 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend David Evans officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Military Honors and with Jason Hunter, Blayne Henderson, Josh Odum, Michael Henderson, Matt Henderson, Kenneth Johnson, Lee Green, and Jimmy West serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. West was born January 1, 1949 in Franklin, KY to the late Earl and Emma Jarman West. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired pest control specialist with Opryland Gaylord Entertainment and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. West loved to cook out, especially on his grill and smoker. He loved spending time at his outdoor man cave in Kentucky. His favorite hobby was mowing grass and he was always willing to help others.
Mr. West is survived by his wife of 31 years: Phylis Hunter West of Springfield, his sons: William Earl “Billy” West of Prices Mill, KY, and John Victor “Buck” West and wife Jill of Prices Mill, KY, his step-children: James Stephen Highsmith and fiancée Jennifer Henderson of Cedar Hill, Stephanie Dawn Evans and husband David of Springfield, his sister: Rachel E. Joyce and husband Johnny of Adairville, KY, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren
Memorial contributions may be made to North Crest Hospice
Sherry Lee Gregory Garrison, 57, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday September 15, 2018 at North Crest Medical Center.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday September 18th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Whitson officiating. Interment followed in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Tony Gregory, Timmy Gregory, Kris Kelley, Clint Carnley, Jared Manthe, and Johnny Herrin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was Koree Turner. The family received friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.
Sherry was born May 27, 1961 in Robertson County. She had worked as a Production Seamstress at Wilson Sporting Goods and was of the Baptist faith. Sherry loved flowers, sewing, spending time with her grandchildren, and sitting on the front porch during a thunderstorm. She was preceded in death by her father: Thomas Lee Gregory, Jr., her mother: Edna Ruth Jones Orlich, and her sister: Bonnie June Gregory Kelley.
Sherry is survived by her husband of 18 years: Jimmy Garrison of Springfield, daughters and sons-in-law: Allison and Jared Manthe of Ashland City, Ashley Garrison Dickens and Joshua Dickens of Springfield, brothers: Thomas “Tommy” Lee Gregory, Jr., of Fernandina, FL, Tony Gregory of Springfield, sister: Juanita Jo Gregory Herrin and husband Johnny of Nahunta, GA, grandchildren: Connor Ray Dickens, Natalie Amber Dickens, Koree Turner, Jordin Turner.
Peggy June Haynes Taylor, age 91, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at her home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Martin Babb officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 11am until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mrs. Taylor was born June 19, 1927 in Springfield to the late Felix and Alta Mae Watson Haynes. She worked as a bookkeeper for TN Light and Appliance for many years and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Taylor is preceded in death by her husband, James H. Taylor and her half-sister, Bonnie Dunkel. Mrs. Taylor is survived by her daughter, Lisa Odle and husband, Wade, of Springfield; and grandchildren, Taylor Odle of Philadelphia, PA and Analise Odle of Springfield.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Baptist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Age 98 of White House went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at White House Health Care & Rehab. He was born December 30, 1919 in Commerce, TX to Andrew Jackson & Laura Mae Fields Pace. He worked as a compressor operator for El Paso Natural Gas until his retirement.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Geneva B. Pace; 3 sisters; 6 brothers. He is survived by his son, Glen (Beth) Pace, Cottontown, TN; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 3pm at Christ Worship Center with Pastor Steve Malone officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Saturday, September 22, 2018 6-8pm at Austin & Bell in White House.
Newborn daughter of Andrew and Krista Mae Eads Voorhees went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Centennial Medical Center.
In addition to her loving parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Terry and Betsey Eads, Scott Depot, WV; paternal grandparents, Emmett and Joyce White, Zephyrhills, FL; 2 Aunts; 2 Uncles; 4 cousins.
Cora’s ashes will be buried at a later date on the family farm in West Virginia.
Ivy Maxine Hemingway, age 83, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away September 18th at her home in Hendersonville, TN.
Ms. Hemingway was born in Port Lavaca, Texas. She lived in Temple, Maine for 60 years with her husband, Walter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Monnie Pickering and Willard Holsey; sister, Shirley Reese; brothers Lester Holsey and Thomas Holsey. Ms. Hemingway is survived by her husband of 63 years, Walter Edward Hemingway; daughter, Sherry Collins (Frank); sons, Donald Hemingway (Annie), and Thomas Hemingway (Vivian); grandchildren, Tasha Spruchman (Zach), Emily Hemingway, Seth Hemingway and Wyatt Hemingway; great grandchild, Coraline May Spruchman.
“Bro. Clay”-Age 81 of Cross Plains, TN went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 17, 2018 at Centennial Medical Center. He was born June 29, 1937 in Black Oak, Arkansas to William Clay & Beulah Mae Bailey Ross. He was a member of White House Church of Christ, where he served faithfully as an elder and as a minister. He was the former minister of Cross Plains Church of Christ. He also served as a missionary in Australia and spent two years ministering in Tanzania. He is preceded in death by his parents;
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Laverne Ross, Cross Plains, TN; sons, Steven Clay (Laura) Ross, Tallmadge, Ohio, David Wayne (Paula) Ross, White House, TN and John Bailey (Mary) Ross, Robertsdale, Alabama; brother, Jim Ross, Oxnard, California; sister, Kat (Jason) Rhein, Colorado; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7pm at White House Church of Christ with Ministers Terry McCormick and Matt Shouse officiating. Inurnment is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11am in White House Memorial Gardens. Visitation is planned for Friday, September 21, 2018 4-7pm at the church. Memorial contributions are requested to Armor of Hope Ministries P.O. Box 483 Tallmadge, OH 44298, India Missions P.O. Box 209 Marion, AR 72364 or to Tanzania Missions 2707 South Lamar Street Denver, CO 80227.
Juanita Walker Draughon, age 89, of Cedar Hill, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018 at White Haven Assisted Living in Adams.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Craig Martin, Eric Martin, Glen Draughon, Chris Ledbetter, Lonnie Martin and Jerry McCreary serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 5-7pm and again on Friday from 1pm until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mrs. Draughon was born December 18, 1928 in Springfield to the late Willard and Allie Mae Brown Walker. She worked as an Office Manager for many years and was a member of South Haven Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Draughon is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Draughon and her sisters, Dorothy Rawls and Lula Mae Dodson. She is survived by her son, Barry Draughon of Cedar Hill; daughter, Mary Ellen (Donnie) Martin of Cedar Hill; brother, Jesse (Freida) Walker of Germany; grandchildren, Craig Martin, Eric Martin, Glen Draughon and Chris Ledbetter; and 4 great-grandchildren.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Senior Center. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Obituary for Elizabeth (Betty) Spence Castle Huggins
Elizabeth (Betty) Spence Castle Huggins, age 76 of Hendersonville, passed away on September 17, 2018.
Betty grew up in the Madison / Hendersonville area with her 5 siblings. She was a cheerleader and basketball player for HHS, where she was voted ‘Most Athletic’. During this time, she started dating her future husband, Jerry Huggins. They graduated in 1960 and married in 1962. She went to work at Third National Bank just out of school, followed by Security Federal and ultimately Regions Bank, where she spent 40 years as Loan Processor and Branch Manager at multiple locations. During her career, she was the first female to be named Senior Vice President, at Corporate, as an Operations Manager.
Betty loved life and spending time with her friends and family. She and Jerry created a life playing tennis, going to swim meets, being in multiple Bridge groups, as active members of the Poe Williams Sunday School Class, loved traveling, and their infamous Friday Night Dinner Group. She also loved her bowling and TPAC groups. More recently, she spent endless hours watching soccer, dance recitals, and baseball games of her grandchildren. They were the true light of her life. We will miss her joyful spirit and laughter.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, William and Sara Castle. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Jerry Huggins; her daughters, Julie Leath (Dwayne) and Laurie O’Brien (Todd); grandchildren, Jordan and Loren Leath, Sam and Luke O’Brien; her siblings, Joanne Munroe, Kitty Gaskins, Carolyn Lawrence (Jim), Judy Kempf, and Bill Castle (Shelley); Jerry’s 4 siblings and their spouses; and 20 nieces and nephews.
Her Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, September 22, at 1:00pm at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Hutchinson officiating. Interment will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will include Tommy McDuffie, Charles McKiness, Robert Black, Earl Bass, Dwayne Leath, Todd O’Brien, Jack Munroe Craig Hayes, Randy Huggins and Brian Huggins. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Poe Williams Sunday School Class and the Friday Night Dinner Club.
There will be a Reception after the Interment Service at the family’s residence.
Dorothy Dorris Pouder, age 98, of Hilton Head, SC and formerly of Nashville, TN passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at Hilton Head Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:30am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend Jim Bachman officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 10:30am until the time of service at 11:30am.
Mrs. Pouder was born August 11, 1920 in Mobile, AL to the late Hugh Russell and Lealan Shannon Dorris, Sr. She was a homemaker and member of the Westminster Chapel in Nashville, TN. She enjoyed memberships in the P.E.O. Sisterhood, the DAR, CDXVIIC, Southern Dames, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, and NSDAC.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Pouder was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Keith Pouder and her brother, Hugh Russell Dorris, Jr.
Mrs. Pouder is survived by her daughter, Lealan Doris Pouder LaRoche and husband, William Walter LaRoche, III; grandchildren, Keith Alexander LaRoche and wife Alix, William Nicholas LaRoche and wife, Madison, and Lealan Dorothy Marie LaRoche Sims and husband, Daniel; and great-grandchildren, Dorothy Rose LaRoche, Albert Cosmos LaRoche and one more on the way.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Chapel, http://westminsterchapel.com/giving, or The Lealan D.P. LaRoche Scholarship fund held in the P.E.O. Foundation, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312.
Age 73 of White House passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018 at her home. She was born January 12, 1945 in Germany to Stanaslaw and Sophia Blaskiewicz. She worked as a CNA for an Alzheimer’s Facility before her retirement. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Staho Blaskagwi.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert Bayne, White House, TN; daughters, Ardiena (Joe) Pennington, Hendersonville, TN and Melinda (Greg) Verdugo, Vancouver, WA; sister, Iona Koehler, Germany; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, September 16 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation is planned Sunday, September 16, 2018 11am-3pm at the funeral home.