Our Obituaries

Franklin D. Black

November 13, 1920 - January 22, 2018

Mr. Franklin D. Black, Sr., age 97, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Lakeshore Heartland. He was born the son of Charles D. Black, Sr., and Anna Laura Williams Black. He is a longtime resident of Nashville and worked for Velvet Ice Cream Company as a salesman. Mr. Black served our country in World War II in the Army and was a former member of the American Legion Post 88. He is preceded...
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Kenneth Herman Cheek

October 29, 1963 - January 20, 2018


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Vita Gale

July 6, 1944 - January 14, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, Nashville, TN.
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Gunilla Ann Sofie Edwards

January 17, 1944 - January 5, 2018


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Mary Nancy Adams

November 11, 1940 - January 3, 2018

Mary Nancy Adams age 77, passed away January 3, 2018. Preceded in death by husband, James Adams Sr.; son, James Adams Jr.; parents, Milton & Margaret Peal; brothers, Charles Peal, Sam Peal Survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Nancy was a member of Center Chapel Church of Christ in Mt. Juliet, TN. Nancy retired as a nurse from Nashville General Hospital. Gathering of family...
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Charles Raymond Smith

August 31, 1948 - December 31, 2017

Charles Raymond "Pudgy" Smith Jr went to be with the Lord on Sunday December 31, 2017, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Raymond was born in Nashville, TN, to Raymond and Clara Ann Smith on August 31, 1948. He graduated from Donelson High School in Nashville and the University of Tennessee, majoring in accounting. After graduation he enlisted in United States Marine Corp. Reserves...
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Patricia Josephine Boyd

December 20, 1939 - December 29, 2017

When asked to describe Patricia Boyd, her friends and family use such words as "selfless, smart, charismatic, funny, sassy, and protective." Upon meeting her, one would first notice her lively and bright blue eyes. However, it did not take long to discern the most unusually bright and lovely light, quick wit, and engaging personality that lay behind her eyes. Early on the morning of Friday,...
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Jean Hart Jones

March 26, 1936 - December 22, 2017

Jean Hart Jones age 81 was born in Chattanooga TN on March 26, 1936 and passed in Nashville on Dec. 22, 2017. Mrs. Jones was a long time member of Pennington Bend United Methodist Church. Jean graduated from Donelson High School and from Tennessee Tech. She was a school teacher at Hickman Elementary and Donelson Middle School. She was an avid golfer as a member of Old Hickory Country Club and a...
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Jean Baxter Ingram

September 17, 1925 - December 19, 2017

Jean Baxter Ingram, 92, of Donelson passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Born September 17, 1925 in Milton, Tn, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie Baxter. She is predeceaced by daughter Linda Kay Ingram, brothers Joe and Billy Baxter, and sister Alberta Baxter Caswell.She is survived by her husband, of 72 years, Clyde Ingram; daughter Martha (Bruce) Jackson; son David ...
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Luther McGinley

March 29, 1932 - December 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, Nashville, TN.
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James O. Turner

January 13, 1962 - December 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, Nashville, TN.
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Frederick William Sparling

July 5, 1921 - November 28, 2017

Frederick William Sparling, age 96, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Tuesday, November 28th. Fred was born in Bayonne, New Jersey on July 5th, 1921. He was the son of the late Fred Edward and Helen Thorpe Sparling. He was predeceased by his sister, Caroline L. Manos and his son, Robert Wayne. He is survived by his wife Rita Joan Drexler Sparling of 76 years, son Fred Jr.,...
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James Carl Cannon

January 17, 1948 - November 25, 2017

James Carl Cannon was born on January 17, 1948 and passed away on November 25, 2017. He is preceded in death by parents John Robert and Mary Auston Cannon, and his sister-in-law Carol Ann Cannon. Carl is survived by his wife Carla Eads Cannon and children John Auston and Elizabeth Grace Cannon. He is also survived by his brothers John (Andrea), Tom, Pat (Sandy) and Chris (Paula), niece Jennifer ...
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Wendell Francis

August 8, 1926 - November 18, 2017

Rev. Wendell Francis, age 91 of Nashville, TN, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017.He was born in Glasgow, KY, the son of the late Price and Addie Francis. He ministered at several churches. Rev. Francis was a great husband and father, and cared a lot for his family.He is preceded in death by several brothers.He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Martha Francis; sons, Mark and...
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Joseph Michael Roberts

November 4, 1952 - November 15, 2017

Joseph Michael Roberts, age 65, of White Bluff, TN Passed Away on Wednesday November 15, 2017. Joseph was born November 4, 1952. Joseph is survived by; daughter Christi (Jeff) Wiatt. Grandson Davey (Lacey) Hickerson . Great Grandson Jesse Hickerson. Life long companion Brenda Roberts. A memorial service for Joseph will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Hibbett &...
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Charlene Mai Greer

May 11, 1928 - November 14, 2017

Charlene Mai Greer age 89 November 14, 2017 Mrs. Greer is preceded in death by Husband Joseph Greer Jr and grandchildren Kevin Greer and Gracie Wilkerson. She is survived by Son Jerry Greer and Daughter Linda Wilkerson. Grandchildren Nikki Wilkerson, Jeremy and Patrick Greer. Great Grandchildren Savannah and Jackson Greer. Services will be held 12 pm Friday at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home....
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Roger Dale Stewart

April 15, 1948 - November 11, 2017

Roger Dale Stewart age 69, passed away November 11, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph Wilburn & Martha Stewart; siblings, Ronald "Bo" Stewart, Larry Stewart, Rita Stewart. Survived by loving wife Jennifer Stewart; sons, Chris (Ann) Stewart, Brett (Melissa) Stewart; grandchildren, Summer Stewart, Cameron Stewart, Carrigan Stewart; siblings Carol Hall, Janice Bonner, Joe Stewart, Cheryl...
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Helen L. Sneed

August 18, 1925 - November 10, 2017

Helen L. SneedAugust 18, 1925 - November 10, 2017Helen Lucy Lamberti was born on August 18th, 1925 in Yonkers, NY. She was a classic "Depression Child", who grew up in impoverished conditions. After graduating from high school, she worked in the defense plants, while World War II was raging. As the war was drawing to a close, she met a young sailor named Glenn Sneed. Glenn's destroyer had...
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Charlie Ray Smith

January 11, 1929 - November 8, 2017

Captain Charlie R. Smith, MD, age 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 8th. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marlene; parents, Ray and Velma Smith; brother, Harlan; and sister, Fannie Cardwell of Kodak, TN. His is survived by his four children, Charlene Crace (Don), Douglas Smith, Linda Kerrigan Bowers, Thomas Charles "Tommy" Smith. Ten grandchildren, Caroline Crace Knieriem ...
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John Mitchell Valentine

July 4, 1941 - November 4, 2017

John Mitchell Valentine was born on July 4, 1941 to the late Price W. and Eliza A. Valentine. He quietly departed this life on November 4, 2017 in Glendale, AZ. Born and raised in Gravel Hill, TN, he received Christ at an early age in the Gravel Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He received his education in the Trousdale County School system and graduated from Ward High School in 1959. In September...
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Harrial Wayne Barrett

August 15, 1935 - October 10, 2017

Mr. Wayne Barrett, age 82 of Antioch, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of the late Granville Buchanan Barrett and Minnie Ola Fly Barrett. Mr. Barrett was a former member of the Donelson Church of the Nazarene and was a member of the Generation Changers Church for 41 years. He was a devout...
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Dewey Carpenter

February 21, 1934 - October 9, 2017

Mr. Dewey Carpenter, age 83 of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017.He was born in Nashville, the son of the late Bob and Vernise Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter was a longtime member of Lebanon Road Church of Christ. He was a faithful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all.He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Christine...
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Jackie Dale Duncan

September 11, 1932 - October 7, 2017

Jackie Dale Duncan - aka - Jack "Pops" Duncan age 85 of Nashville, TN, passed away October 7, 2017. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Velva Duncan, daughters Rebecca and Diana, 3 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived by his son Ron (Jill) Duncan, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Jack was born Sept. 11, 1932 in Clovis, NM, grew up in Olton, TX, moved to San Jose, CA in 1957, moved...
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Virgie M. Gleaves

August 9, 1920 - October 5, 2017

Virgie Marie Elizabeth Gleaves age 97 passed away October 5,2017. preceded in death by husband, James Gleaves; son, Thomas Gleaves. Survived by children, Donnie Gleaves Mt Juliet, TN, Connie Daws Jacksonville, TN, Jimmy Gleaves Mt Juliet, TN, Ronnie Gleaves Terrell, TX; 14 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchildren and a host of family and friends. special thanks to...
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Donald Lee Spangler

January 16, 1938 - September 28, 2017

Don Spangler, age 79 of Antioch, TN, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was born in Monroe, Michigan, the son of the late Freeman Lee and Eula Shumate Spangler. He graduated from Everett High School class of 1956. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and playing cards. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Illa Spangler, and brother, Phillip Spangler. He is survived...
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Doris Lynn Hardaway

March 1, 1928 - September 22, 2017

Doris Lynn Boyd Hardaway, aged 89, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017, at her home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.She was born on March 1, 1928 in Kimball, Tennessee, to William Reece Boyd and Bessie Brown Boyd. She grew up on a farm in Kimball and then helped her parents operate a café in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, during the war years. After high school, she moved to Nashville to work for...
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Ronald Graves Spurlock

October 2, 1948 - September 18, 2017

Ronald G Spurlock Sr. age 68, September 1, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Lottie & Dottie Spurlock. Survived by wife, Diana Spurlock; son, Ronald G Spurlock Jr.; siblings, Cindy Stamps, Dorrice Farmer, Michael Spurlock, Gilbert Spurlock and a host of family and friends. Visitation Thursday, September 21, 2017 4-8pm. Graveside Service Friday, September 22nd 10am at Middle TN Veterans...
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Larry Joseph Huber

June 18, 1977 - September 9, 2017

Larry Joseph Huber, age 40 of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017. Joey was a kind, gentle soul that never met a stranger. His family describes him as sunshine on a cloudy day. He enjoyed fishing and drawing. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Larry Huber and Kathy Green, maternal and paternal grandparents, and uncle, Stevie Stevenson. He is survived...
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Dale Lyle Erickson

November 2, 1932 - August 27, 2017

Dale Erickson, 84, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Dale was born on November 2, 1932 in Bark River, Michigan. He graduated from Bark River Harris High School and was awarded a baseball scholarship to Western Michigan University. He enlisted in the Army in 1954 and became a member of the Army Air Force where he was instrumental in building an...
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Mary Etta Griggs Markham

July 16, 1931 - August 14, 2017

Mary Etta Griggs Markham, Mt Juliet, Tennessee Born July 16, 1931 in Nashville, TN and went to be with her Lord Monday August 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by parents, Claude and Lenis Robinson and husband Everett Griggs; brothers, Claude Jr, James "Toby" and Charles Robinson. Survived by husband, Jim Markham; daughter, Patti Ingram; son, Terry Griggs; step daughter, Pam Donnaurd; step...
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Linda Gale Wallace

February 7, 1944 - August 14, 2017

Linda Gale Wallace, age 73 of Madison, Tennessee, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017.She was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Wylie D. and Eva May Robertson Timmons.She is preceded in death by her son, Timothy Wallace, and aunt, Louise Hunley.She is survived by her children, Phillip Wallace, Shelia Scott, and Donnie Wallace.Visitation will be Thursday, August 17, 2017 at...
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Mary H. McFarland

February 11, 1939 - July 29, 2017

Mary H. McFarland went home to be with the Lord after an extended illness on Saturday, July 29, 2017. She was born in LaGrange, Illinois, the only daughter of the late William and Eleanor Hill. She was a retired food services employee at Baptist Hospital and an active member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Donelson.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Rayford...
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Luther Lincoln Aiken

June 4, 1922 - July 17, 2017

Luther Lincoln Aiken age 95, passed away Monday July 17, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Lorenzo & Amanda Aiken; brothers and sister. Survived by loving wife of 59 years Etta M Aiken; son, Scott (Valerie) Aiken; grandsons, Daniel & David Aiken numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Luther was a member of Grace Church of Nazarene. Luther served in the United States Marine...
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Timothy Lee Wallace

July 2, 1963 - July 6, 2017

Timothy Lee Wallace age 54 passed away July 6, 2017. Preceded in death by father, Herman Wallce; aunt, Louise Hunley. Survived by mother Linda Wallace; siblings, Donald Wallace, Phillip Wallace, Shelia Scott and a host of family and friends. Timothy loved sports and country music was his passion, Timothy was a avid attender of CMA festival for several years. Visitation Thursday July 13th 10 am...
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Mary Rebecca Reed

April 9, 1929 - July 4, 2017

Mary Rebecca Reed, age 88 of Donelson, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at her residence. Becky was dedicated to God, church, and her family. She was a tremendous mother and grandmother who treasured her grandchildren dearly. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Earl Reed, and brothers, Russell and Bobby White. She is survived...
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Martha Ann Myers Stevens

December 4, 1939 - June 21, 2017

Martha Ann Myers Stevens, Age 77 passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her home in Nashville, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Scott. Survivors include Brother, Joe Myers of Georgetown, SC; sister, Teresa Lineback of Cary, NC; son, Michael Stevens of Asheville, NC; daughter, Jeanne Stevens of Nashville, TN and a number of nieces and nephews. Born in Parsons,...
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Ruth Bittner Davis

February 5, 1924 - June 21, 2017

Mrs. Ruth Bittner Davis, age 93 of Hermitage, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Rosecare. She was born on February 5, 1924, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late William C. Bittner II and Jeannie Mae Bittner. She is preceded in death by her husband, James T. Davis, daughter, Deanna Davis Flatt, and son, James T. Davis Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Lynda D. Fox, and...
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William Barber Macke

June 9, 1954 - June 15, 2017

William Barber Macke, Jr. 63, of Nashville, Tennessee passed away peacefully in his home on June 14, 2017.Bill's memorial service will be held near his childhood home at the Historic McAdoo House, home of the Elks Lodge at 1706 Powder Springs Rd., S.W., Marietta, Ga. 30064. Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 11-2pm. His close friend, Jeff Morland will be officiating. His remains will then be returned...
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Judy Ann Hedrick

April 27, 1956 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, Nashville, TN.
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Carl E. Lambert

March 8, 1946 - June 4, 2017

Carl E. Lambert age 71 passed on June 4, 2017 Preceded in death by Parents Leslie & Sibble Lambert. Sister Anna Sue Mead. He is survived by loving wife Merletta Lambert. Son and Daughter in Law Carl K. & Rebecca Lambert. Grandchildren Terry Ashton (Anna) Lambert, Taylor Allyson Johnson, Carly Gray Lambert & Jenna Addyson Lambert. Great Grandson Knox Ashton Lambert. Sister Geneva...
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Effie Mai Petty

February 12, 1934 - June 3, 2017

Effie Mai Petty, age 83 of Nashville, TN passed away June 3, 2017. She was born in Dyersburg, TN to the late James Franklin & Emma Addie Mai (Sherbit) Jones. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, George Petty; daughter, Sharon Petty and brother, Franklin Jones.She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Fondaw (Steve), Norma Johnson and Georgie Petty; brother, James Earl ...
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Jacqueline Bradley Gardner

February 26, 1924 - May 20, 2017

Jacqueline Bradley Gardner, age 93 of Mt. Juliet, TN passed away May 20, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Perry (Doug); grandson, Garrett Perry (Jessica); granddaughter, Megan Jaynes (Adam); sisters, Marie Hughes and Jewell Genet.Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker and a member of Donelson First Baptist Church.Funeral service will be 10:00 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Hibbett &...
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Anne Marie Kink

April 2, 1962 - May 13, 2017

Anne M. Kink was born on April 2, 1962 in Chula Vista, California, to Victor and Dolores Long. She passed away on May 13, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.Annie was an accomplished gymnast from an early age and eventually competed at the international level. She was ranked in the Top 10 in the U.S. on the uneven parallel bars. She loved to walk around the house on her hands entertaining the kids....
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Kathleen Lindsley Waters Sewell

March 9, 1923 - May 10, 2017

Kathleen Lindsley Waters Sewell, age 94, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at The Hearth at Franklin.She was born on March 9, 1923, near Lebanon, Tennessee, and grew up on Greenwood Farm. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Tressa Dean Waters. Mrs. Sewell met her late husband, John Young Sewell, at David Lipscomb College, and they wed on September 7, 1943. They were married for 61...
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William Francis Hosey

July 4, 1936 - May 4, 2017

WILLAIM FRANCIS HOSEY (BILL)Hermitage, TNBill Hosey passed away peacefully at home, Thursday morning, May 4, 2017 at the age of 80. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Ann Hite Hosey, and their 4 children, Annie Hosey of Hermitage, Mary Hosey Wagner (Richard) of Old Hickory , Harry Hosey(Deborah) of Atlanta, and Stephen Hosey (Kathy) of Santa Barbara, CA. , and 5 grandchildren; Cameron,...
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Tim Timothy Nicholson Taylor

December 24, 1945 - May 1, 2017

Tim Taylor, age 71 of Antioch, TN passed away May 1, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Shelby Taylor; son, Aaron Taylor (Sharrell); grandchildren, Megan Taylor, Michael Taylor and Tyler Taylor; sister-in-law, Carol Taylor (Tommy); brother-in-law, Curt Lancaster (Connie).Tim was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. He retired from being a mortgage broker, owning his own business,...
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Adam Doppler Duncan

September 5, 1982 - April 28, 2017

Adam Doppler Duncan, 34, died on April 28, 2017. He is preceded in death by father Randy Duncan. Adam is survived by wife Brandy Flynn, parents Laura & Reynolds Craig, sister Hollie (Jamie) Liverett, stepdaughter Sunny Flynn, and niece & nephew Karlie & Kaleb Liverett. Adam was an incredible innovator, talented meteorologist, remarkable fisherman, amazing athlete, and serial...
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Jean Smith Wells

October 1, 1931 - April 24, 2017

Jean Smith Wells, Age 85, was born halfway up Lookout Mountain. Jean passed away peacefully April 24, 2017 at Alive Hospice. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Hugh Don Wells; siblings, Harold Smith, Patrick Smith, Evelyn McGovern, Margaret Brown, Jack Smith and Ann Hale. Jean is survived by her son, Anthony "Tony" L. Wells (Rhonda); daughter, Donna Wells-Osborne (Frank)...
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Frances Coleman Johnson

August 10, 1923 - April 19, 2017

Frances Coleman Johnson, Donelson, TnFrances was born August 10, 1923 in Clifty, TN and passed away April 19, 2017. Frances moved to Crossville, TN as a young girl where she attended local schools and Nashville Business School. Her career included working at the POW Camp in Crossville during WWII. At the end of the war she met and married her husband of 56 years, Charles W Johnson. He preceded...
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Sammy Neal Smith

October 26, 1931 - April 16, 2017

In Loving Memory of SAMMY N. SMITH, age 85 of Nashville, TN. He was born in Erin, TN to his parents, Samuel G. & Lucille (Parchman) Smith, who precedes him in death. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Golda Beard Smith; son, Sherwin Smith (Pam); daughter, Keith Ann Randolph (Mickey); grandchildren, Tanner Smith, Trevor Randolph and Paige Randolph; sister, Janie Couch.Sammy was a member...
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Ernie Lee Shoemake

September 20, 1960 - April 14, 2017

Ernest Lee Shoemake III, age 56, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away April 14, 2017. Ernie worked in the construction field most of his life. He enjoyed working on cars and Nascar racing. He loved his family and friends.Family & friends will gather at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, 429 Donelson Pike, Nashville, Tennessee, Thursday, April 27, 2017 between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. A...
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Rebecca A. Goodwin

June 4, 1924 - April 8, 2017

Mrs. Rebecca A. "Granny" Goodwin, age 92 of Donelson, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Quality Care Health Center in Lebanon.She was born on June 4, 1924, in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Addison and Nellie Allen. She was a lifelong resident of Donelson graduated in 1942 from Donelson High School. She married the love of her life, Robert Leslie Goodwin, at...
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Marlene Joan Smith

February 19, 1932 - April 6, 2017

Marlene Joan Marketell Smith passed away peacefully on the evening of April 6th after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Anthony and Helen Elizabeth Marketell and her only sibling, Dorothy A Newsom and brother-in-law Max Newsom. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Charlie R. Smith and their four children, Charlene Helen Crace (Don), Douglas Smith, Linda...
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Deloras Faye Morris

November 13, 1946 - April 5, 2017

Mrs. Deloras "Pinky" Faye Morris, age 70 of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 after a long courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.She was born on November 13, 1946, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the daughter of the late William Albert and Lorene Hutchins Hutson. Mrs. Morris retired after 18 years of service as an Administrative Secretary for the State of...
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Mary Helen Gilbert

July 28, 1932 - April 2, 2017

Mary Helen Gilbert, age 84 of Nashville, TN, passed away April 2, 2017. She is survived by her son, Todd Gilbert (Jeanna) and her daughter, Vickie Martindale (Greg); 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.Mary was a member of Donelson Heights United Methodist Church. Besides being a homemaker, she also owned her own business repairing microscopes.A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11...
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Norma Frances Hart

August 13, 1922 - April 1, 2017

Mrs. Norma Hart, of Donelson, passed away on April 1, 2017. She was born on August 13, 1922 in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Alex and Lillian Inman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Hart, brother, Al Inman, and sisters, Mary Pendergraff and Charlotte Meeker.Norma lived most of her life in Nashville, TN. She and Joe moved to Detroit, Michigan during World War II...
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Sheryl Joyce Hewitt Porter

July 10, 1941 - March 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, Nashville, TN.
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Clara Dee Taft

December 2, 1930 - March 22, 2017

Mrs. Clara Dee Taft, age 86, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Alive Hospice Skyline Madison Campus in Madison.She was born on December 2, 1930, in Athens, Alabama, the daughter of the late Dee Witt and Donnie Mae Furline. She was a faithful member of Donelson Church of Christ and First Baptist Church of Hermitage. Mrs. Taft was a loving wife, mother, and friend...
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Jennie Ellen Couch

July 22, 1926 - March 10, 2017

Jennie Ellen (Hunt) Couch was born on July 22, 1926 and died on March 10, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents Norman and Jennie Hunt, her sister Katie (Hunt) Breakfield and her brother Dr. William S Hunt. She is survived by her sons Raymond Gregory and Victor Gregory, her grandsons Victor Gregory Jr and Jim Gregory, her sister Nettie Rose (Hunt) Flippen and many nieces and nephews.Ellen...
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Jo Ann Judd

May 5, 1933 - March 2, 2017

Jo Ann Judd, age 83, passed away on March 2, 2017 at home under the loving care of her children and the wonderful people at Avalon Hospice.She was born on May 5, 1933 in Hartsville, Tennessee. Children were her passion in life. She was the most wonderful Mother and Grandmother. Her favorite hobbies were sewing and gardening. Jo Ann retired from K-Mart after twenty seven years of service.She is...
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Sheila Elizabeth Walsh

December 31, 1934 - February 26, 2017

Mrs. Sheila Walsh, age 82, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.She was born on December 31, 1934 in Maui, Hawaii, the daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Kaauwai. She was a Native Hawaiian. Sheila was a longtime member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She also was very active in the Fifty Forward Senior Citizen Center in...
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Meredith Ann Ottenbacher

June 28, 1940 - February 25, 2017

Meredith Ann Ottenbacher, age 76, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Centennial Medical Center.She was born on June 28, 1940, in Salmon, Idaho, the daughter of the late Arthur Andrew and Myrtle Elinor Holm Ottenbacher. She enjoyed reading and was a member of three book clubs. She loved to travel and collect antiques.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in...
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Penny Sue Gibson

June 20, 1946 - February 17, 2017

Penny Sue Gibson, age 70 of Hermitage, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and John Kyle, Sr. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Mike Gibson; daughter, Pamela Denise Strube; granddaughter, Paige Strube; brother, Johnny Kyle, Jr.; sister, Risa Kyle Hester; niece, Kortni (Brian) Businda; nephew, John Wayne Hester. Penny was a member of...
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Betty Thompson Spears

June 24, 1924 - February 16, 2017

Betty Thompson Spears, 92 of Southern Pines NC formerly of Laurinburg, NC and Nashville, TN died Thursday at First Health Moore Regional Hospital.She was the daughter of the late William Dayton and Eula Mae Vincent Thompson and widow of the late Herchel Guy Spears.Betty was a homemaker all of her life and was a long time resident of the Nashville, TN area moving to North Carolina in 2002 to be...
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Evalyn Mary Gebhart

July 31, 1932 - February 10, 2017

Evalyn M. Gebhart (1932 - 2017)Evalyn Mary (Huffman) Gebhart, 84, of Hermitage TN, died at home on February 10, 2017.Visitation will be on February 14, 2017 from 5-8 p.m., at Hibbett and Hailey Funeral Home in Donelson, TN. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Andrew Price Memorial United Methodist Church in Donelson on February 26, 2017, at 2 p.m.Eva was born in Dallas, TX on July 31,...
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James Felix Smithson

March 13, 1933 - February 9, 2017

James F. Smithson, of Nashville, TN, passed away February 9, 2017 age the age of 83. He is preceded in death by his parents, Medford A. and Naltie (Hayes) Smithson and daughter, Janet Smithson Dunn.He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanette Smithson; daughters, Judy Ann Smithson and Jennifer Lea Gibbs (Randy); grandchildren, Devin, Darbie and Daylen Gibbs; great-grandchildren, Aubry Nicole...
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Peggy Jean Blunkall

May 1, 1931 - February 5, 2017

Peggy Jean Blunkall, age 85 passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Blunkall, Jr., daughter, Judy Baumgartner and 2nd husband, Ulner "Bud" Clark. She is survived by her daughter, Lou Ann (Mike) Twitty; son-in-law, Fred (Fonda) Baumgartner; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Peggy was a member of Perry Heights Church of Christ. She...
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Robert James Pilmer

October 4, 1959 - February 4, 2017

Robert James Pilmer of Nashville, TN went to be with our Lord on Saturday, February 4, 2017. He is survived by his wife Debbie Pilmer. Siblings, Pamela Kutscher, Edwin Pilmer, John Pilmer (Diane), Dru Pilmer (Marty Hanka), nieces Amanda Roberts (Blake), Emily Sorensen (Joseph) and nephew Justin Pilmer (Camille). Born Oct 4, 1959 in Norfolk, VA to Edwin H. Pilmer, Jr. and Juanita F. Pilmer....
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Lura Eades Gruber

September 5, 1913 - January 31, 2017

Mrs. Lura Eades Gruber, age 103, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at her residence.She was born on September 5, 1913, in Lodge, Illinois, the daughter of the late William and Hannah Eades. She worked as a librarian for Barrington Public Library. She enjoyed Folgers coffee and solving crossword puzzles featured in "The Tennessean." The secret to her longevity was...
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Helen Louise Mutford

June 23, 1944 - January 24, 2017

Helen Louise Mutford age 72, passed away January 24, 2017. preceded in death by husband, Thomas Mutford; 5 siblings. Survived by daughter, Catherine Mutford; grandson, Jacob Thomas Ducatman; sister, Ethel Stockman and beloved nieces and nephews. Helen was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation Friday, January 27, 2017 5-7 pm. Funeral Mass Saturday January 28th 11am at Holy Rosary...
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Dolores Callis LINVILLE

June 18, 1919 - January 22, 2017

Dolores Callis Linville, age 97, passed away peacefully on Jan 22, 2017. Dolores was a lifelong resident of Nashville, and was married for sixty years to Charles Edgar Linville, Jr. Dolores was an avid gardener, especially fond of her roses. She spent many hours quilting, a member of the Music City Quilter's Guild. She loved to paint, creating beautiful watercolors that now adorn the...
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Della Marie White Batey

June 20, 1925 - January 22, 2017

Della Marie White Batey - June 20, 1925 - January 22, 2017 (Age 91)Della was the original fashionista. She loved to shop and was always dressed to the nines. She enjoyed "big band" music and anything by Frank Sinatra. She was very creative writing many poems for her family and painting numerous pictures. She loved to crochet and made afghans for several family members. She had a wonderful...
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Gladys Francis Jones

January 10, 1927 - January 8, 2017

Jones, Gladys Francis, Age 89. Her loving family was at her side just before she peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Preceded in death by husband, Buford R. Jones and parents Houston and Nina Lee Francis. Survived by children, James R. Jones (Regina), and Janice Jones Culbertson (Jerry); Grandchildren, Cathy C. Wolvington (Matt), Caralee A. Quintal (Kris), Bradley J. Jones (Ellen)...
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Vernon Lee Vaden

July 11, 1925 - December 30, 2016

Vernon "Ditty" Vaden, formerly of Donelson, TN passed away Friday in Murfreesboro, TN. He is preceded in death by his son, Phillip Vaden.He is survived by his wife, Laura Thompson Vaden and children, sons, Michael Vaden (Claudia) of Tullahoma, TN and Patrick Vaden (Patricia) of Murfreesboro, TN; daughter, Jan Parman (Greg) of Jefferson City, TN; 4 grandchildren and 7 great...
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Ronald R. Regensburg

July 25, 1942 - December 29, 2016

Ronald R. Regensburg, age 74, passed away December 29, 2016. Preceded in death by son, Ron Regensburg; parents, August & Joanna Regensburg. Survived by loving wife of 54 years, Naomi Regensburg; daughters; Joanne (Albert Jr.) Zampino, Diane (Shane Bratcher) Regensburg, Veronica (Kyle Pinkston) Regensburg; grandson, Vincent Zampino; brother, Kenneth (Jackie) Regensburg; sister, Joan Goger;...
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Wilbur T. Maggart

May 26, 1925 - December 28, 2016

Wilbur T Maggart age 91 born May 26, 1925 passed away December 28, 2016. Preceded in death by father, Ezra Maggart; mother, Bernie Massey Maggart; six brothers and five sisters. Survived by loving wife of 70 years, Margaret Maggart; daughter, Gale Maggart Trupiano; son in law, Anthony Trupiano; grandson, Zechariah Thrailkill; step grandchildren, Anthony Trupiano, Daniella Trupiano, Angela...
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Arrainne Sue Whitehouse

March 6, 1946 - December 19, 2016

Arrainne Sue Whitehouse, age 70, passed away on December 19, 2016 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee.Sue was the oldest sibling of 5 (Sondra, Austin, Kay and Ron). She was 70 years old. She had many friends in her lifetime, and some she considered her sisters.She raised 3 of her own sons but only one is still living, Steven Whitehouse.She has several grandchildren that she loved...
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Marvin Delbert Dobson

October 1, 1926 - December 8, 2016

Marvin Delbert Dobson, age 90, passed away Dec. 8, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, Soloman and Susan E. (Taylor) Dobson.He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Margaret Dobson; son, Malcolm Perry (Vickie); grandchildren, Brian Perry (Chastity), Trey Perry (Autumn) and Stephanie Perry; great-grandchildren, Angela Perry, Carson Windrow, Dylan Perry, Devin Perry, Mac Perry, Summer...
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Paul Edward Richardson

July 30, 1947 - December 6, 2016

Paul Edward Richardson, age 69, passed away Dec. 6, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Vernon and Ethel Mildred (Moock) Richardson and his sister, Alberta Purfurer.He is survived by his wife, Kristy Richardson; daughters, Stephanie Yo-ho and Gwendolyn Kirby (Brian); sister, Clara Carlton (Jim); brothers, Patrick Richardson and Joe Richardson (Sue); several nieces, nephews and...
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Nelson Navarez Naluz

October 18, 1956 - December 6, 2016

Nelson Navarez Naluz, age 60, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.Nelson was born on October 18, 1956 in the Philippines, the son of the late Manuel and Felicitas Navarez. He worked as a Banquet Supervisor in the hospitality industry. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.He is survived by his wife, Isabel...
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Martha Ruth Carver Conry

February 9, 1930 - December 6, 2016

Martha Ruth Carver Conry, age 86, born February 9, 1930 in Cookeville, TN, died December 6, 2016 in Nashville, TN.She is preceded in death by her parents, Emma Ruth Carver and Jonah Jackson Carver, husband, Joe E. Conry, Jr., and brother, Robert Powell Carver.She is survived by her loving and caring children, Shirley Ruth and Robert Allen Conry.Martha was an LPN for 46 years. She graduated from...
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Marvin Grant Peach

February 23, 1935 - December 5, 2016

Marvin Grant Peach, Dec 5, 2016, age: 81. Mr. Peach is preceded in death by parents: Malcom and Anna Faye Peach and mother Ruby Peach. Brother: Bobby Peach and Sister: Tena (Jr) Burnette. Survived by loving wife: Roberta Bullington Peach. Son: Marty (Kristie) Peach. Grandchildren: Jakob and Emma Peach. Sisters: Missy (David) Sanders and Gail Peach. Visitation with family Wednesday from 4 pm to 8...
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Michael Llewellyn Smith

December 6, 1945 - November 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, Nashville, TN.
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Juanita Walker Steen Culbertson

February 17, 1924 - November 27, 2016

Juanita Sue Walker Steen Culbertson, passed away November 27,2016 at 92 years of age. Fourth child of Mabel Norman and Victor Hill Walker who preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by husbands Elmer Steen and Les Culbertson; by sisters Corrine Tillman, Mabel Elrod, and Doss Traylor; by brothers Hill Walker and Jimmie Walker. Survived by brother Doris Walker (Janie), 6 nieces and 6 nephews,...
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Joseph William Lannom

May 22, 1953 - November 24, 2016

Joseph "Bud" Lannom, Jr., Age 63 of Old Hickory, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. Preceded by his parents, Dorothy Wilson and Joseph W. Lannom, Sr. Survived by his son, Joseph W. "Joey" Lannom, III; sisters, Linda Carson and Teresa (Tom) McGee. Bud previously worked for Vulcan Materials. The family will receive friends to celebrate his life from 3 - 6 pm Saturday, December 3, 2016 at...
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Virginia Ward Allen

October 25, 1927 - November 12, 2016

Virginia Ward Allen age: 89 November 12, 2016 Mrs. Allen was an active member of Lakewood Baptist Church for more than fifty years. She is preceded in death by Husband Billie T Allen. Parents Melvin Ward, Allene Ward Lewis and Webster Lewis. Sister: Ruth Stroud. Survived by Sons and Daughters in Law: Stan & Melissa Allen and Tommy and Nancy Allen. Granddaughters: Hannah, Carrie, Emily and...
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Linda E. Brewer

May 10, 1944 - November 11, 2016

Linda E. Brewer age: 72 Nov. 11 2016 Mrs. Brewer is preceded in death by Parents: Cebert & Josephine Lunsford. And sister: Eva Bell. She is survived by husband of 53 years to Ralph A. Brewer. Daughters and sons in law: Nedia J. & Larry Keel and Melinda D. & Larry Dickens. Sister: Margaret Brewer. Brothers: Kenny W. & James R. Lunsford. Grandchildren: Tristan & Ariel Dickens....
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James Robert Smith

November 15, 1914 - November 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, Nashville, TN.
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Noleen Ann Sullivan

May 22, 1936 - November 6, 2016

Noleen Ann Sullivan, age 80, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.She was born on May 22, 1936, in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Herbert and Zackie Sharbel. She attended grade school at Assumption and Cathedral High School in Nashville. Mrs. Sullivan was a faithful member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She worked as an...
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Robert James Smith

November 15, 1914 - November 6, 2016

James Robert Smith November 6 2016 age 101 Mr Smith was a long time member of Bakers Grove Baptist Church. He retired from Avco. He was also a life time farmer. Preceded in death by: Son Gaylon Smith . Wife; Marie Jenkins Smith. Wife: Ruby Frazier Smith. Survived by Grandsons: Geric (Allison) Smith and Kendall (April) Smith. Daugter in Law: Kay Smith. Great Grandchildren: Gage, Madeleine ...
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Kathy M. Green

July 17, 1958 - October 14, 2016

Kathy M. Green, Age 58, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016. Survived by her husband, Victor Green; son, Larry Huber; sister, Dot (Bobby) Stevenson; brother, Pete (Wilma) Oakley; cousins, Teresa Starkey and Sherry (Kenny) West; several nieces and nephews. Kathy was baptized in Natchez Trace Church of Christ. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 18th in...
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Elizabeth Gervin Ray

July 31, 1944 - October 7, 2016

Elizabeth Gervin Ray, age 72 of Old Hickory, TN passed away Oct. 7, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Donald L. Ray and her brother, Pete Gervin.She is survived by her son, Anthony M. Ray (Angela); daughter, Tonnie M. Ray; grandchildren, Evan Warr Ray, Braeden Hunter Ray & Olivia Charlotte Ray; brother, Jordan Gervin (Ann); daughter-in-law, Patti Gervin; nieces, Cari...
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Homer Hues Martin

May 18, 1940 - October 4, 2016

Homer Hues Martin, age 76 of Hermitage, TN passed away October 4, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Pat Martin; daughter, Gina North (Rusty); grandchildren, Jennifer Martin, Eric Martin (Kelly), Brian Martin, Lauren Mullins, Ben Webb, Sam Webb & Jack Webb; great-grandchild, Autumn Martin; step-son, Terry Webb (Connie); step-daughter, Tina Mullins (Michael); sister, Virginia...
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Gregory Lewis Agee

April 14, 1961 - September 24, 2016

ArraGregory Lewis Agee age 55, passed away September 24, 2016. Survived by daughter, Angel Agee; parents, Lucius & Ilene Agee; brothers, Jerry Agee, Steve Agee; sister, Judy James and a host of family & friends. Greg had a zest for life, treasured family & friends and will truly be missed by all. Gathering of family & friends Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4-8 pm and one hr prior to...
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Cheryl Elizabeth Wooten

July 29, 1946 - September 23, 2016

Cheryl Elizabeth Wooten, loving mother, wife and friend, joined her parents and our Lord in Heaven Friday morning. She was preceded in death by her faithful father, Wallace Shepard, unshakable mother, Evelina Rhodes and devoted step-father, James "Daddy Jim" Rhodes. She is survived by her husband, Gary "Tinker" Wooten; children, Nicole McGee (Sam), Cody Batey (Sherry), Brian...
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Johnny Ray Reed

September 1, 1949 - September 2, 2016

J.R. Reed, age 67, of Nashville, TN passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Diane Reed; son, Sam Reed; step-daughter, Michele (David) Webb; step-son, Corey (Melody) Cain; brothers, Donnie and Hardy Reed; grandchildren, Caleb, Bennett and Emmy Beth Cain; locally, he leaves sister-in-law, Beverly (Ferrel) Forsythe. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Evelyn S. Turner

October 22, 1925 - August 31, 2016

Mary Evelyn Stacy Turner, 90 of Donelson TN. Born 10-22-1925 Died Tuesday 8-31-2016 at the Maristone Assisted Living Facility in Mt Juliet following a brief Illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas E Turner (Tom). She leaves a brother Ralph Stacy of Mt Juliet, TN, nieces Sharan Stacy of Nashville, TN and Linda Hipkins of Panama City, FL, a nephew Barry Stacy of Mt Juliet, TN, her...
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Alton T. Stevenson

September 7, 1962 - August 24, 2016

Alton Theron Stevenson "Steve" age 53, passed away August 24, 2016. Survived by loving wife, Becky Stevenson; son, Jeremy Stevenson (Crystal) Sr.; grandchildren, Jeremy Jr & Cayden; parents, Bobby & Dot Stevenson; sisters, Sherry (Kenny) West, Theresa Starkey; host of nieces, nephews and friends. Steve was employed at Prologics. Steve was a wonderful husband, son, father,...
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Virginia Alice Dowd

March 31, 1929 - August 23, 2016

Virginia A. Dowd, August 23, 2016. Born March 31, 1929 in Lumberport, West Virginia. She graduated from WVU with a degree in dietetics. She chose Vanderbilt University for her internship and later met her husband in Nashville. She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Jack Dowd.Virginia retired from Metro Bordeaux Hospital as a registered dietitian.She is survived by children,...
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Tommy Dale Rogers

September 7, 1973 - August 19, 2016

Tommy "TJ" Dale Rogers II, age 42, of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Mount Juliet, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.TJ was born on September 7, 1973, in Owosso, Michigan, the son of Cathy Adamec Rogers Barone and the late Tommy Dale Rogers. He worked as a Maintenance Manager in several different hotels in Tennessee. He was with his fiance, Stacie Carney, for 21 lovely years and together...
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