Obituaries Archives

Obituary: Judith “Gayle” Foster

Gayle and Ronnie FosterJudith “Gayle” Foster
(February 5, 1952 – December 12, 2010)

Age 58 of Goodlettsville.

Beloved wife, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Harley Rider and Skilled Horse Person; Preceded in death by mother, Julia Elizabeth Binkley; sister, Charlotte Lynn Kelley; Survived by husband Ronald E. Foster(CHS Class ’64); father, Lawrence Kelley; daughters, Christie Lynn Runnels & Kelli A. Knight; sons, Robert Brian Biggers & Robert Daren Foster; 9 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild;

Funeral Service 1 p.m. Thursday December 16, 2010 at Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Kandros & Bro. Fred Johnson officiating. Pallbearers: Kenneth Barnes, Marshall Elizer, Troy Foster, Michael Craig, Don Felts, Coy Schreiner, Bob McNamara, Chris Runnels;

Burial to follow in Joelton Hills Memory Garden;

Visitation Wednesday 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. until Service Time

Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home
3501 Old Clarksville Pike
Joelton, TN 37080
(615) 876-2968

Obituary: Charles Wilson Cocke

Cocke, Charles Wilson Age 69 of Hermitage, passed away Monday, September 13, 2010 after a 2 – 1/2 year battle with cancer. Born January 27, 1941 in White Bluff, TN to the late William Chester and Loretta Goodman Cocke, he is also preceded by his brother, Harold. Mr. Cocke was a basketball stand-out for William James High School class of 1959, and a graduate from Austin Peay State University in 1963. He taught school in the Metro Nashville system for 32 years. Survived by his wife of 44 years, Gail Loyd Cocke; 2 sons, Brack (Jessica) and Benjamin (Mary) Cocke; 4 grandchildren, Austin, Annaliese, Tanner and Cadence Cocke; 1 step-granddaughter, Carly Suhm; sister, Sharon Reed; 2 brothers, Willard and Dennis Cocke; 3 loving aunts, Helen Ross, Sue (Lee Jr.) Duke and Ruby Nelle Larkins. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Hermitage Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Inurnment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Charles’ name to Alive Hospice, Inc., 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at HERMITAGE FUNERAL HOME AND MEMORIAL GARDENS, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN 37138; (615) 889-0361.

Obituary: Joe H. Jolley Sr.

JOLLEY, SR., Joe H. Age 82 of Goodlettsville. January 30, 2010. Joe is survived by many family members and friends. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After service he worked at the Tennessean where he retired. He was the proud owner of the Country and Western Bar & Grill in Goodlettsville. A Celebration of Joe’s life will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at the Forest Lawn Chapel. Active Pallbearers are Janine Jolley, Bonnie Simmons, Cheryl Newman, Talisa Fuller, Cindy Carter & Joyce Martin. Visitation will be Monday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 4 – 8 p.m. and Tuesday 1 hour prior to the service. FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME

Obituary: Roy L. Tanksley Sr.

TANKSLEY, SR. Roy L. Of Madison, TN, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at the age of 78.

Mr. Tanksley was the co-owner and President of Tanksley Transfer Co. for forty-two years. A member of Rivergate Church of Christ, he is survived by his loving wife of almost fifty-five years, Dixie Rice Tanksley; daughter, Margaret Rose Tanksley-Bond; sons, Roy L., Jr. and Andrew C. Tanksley; sister, Jane (Chris) Christiansen; brother, Gordon M. (Peggy) Tanksley and the entire Rice family who loved him as their own. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 12 Noon to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral services Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 12 Noon with Dr. Sellers Crain officiating. Pallbearers: Jere Glaus, Baxter Rollins, Robert Napier, William H. Rice,Johnny Christiansen, Chris Ellis, John Christiansen, Reece Christiansen. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. SPRING HILL FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, (615) 865-1101.

Obituary: George Fleming

FLEMING, George Age 85 of Bon Aqua, TN.

Our wonderful DAD passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2010 after a severe fall in his home during a power outage. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, whose ship, the DD364 USS Mahan, was sunk on December 7, 1944 by a kamikaze. He attended his Naval reunions just about every year including last fall. He retired from the Ford Motor Company Glass Plant in Nashville. He was always an independent soul and during all his years, we never once had to take care of him, and he never asked for anything. He is survived by three children, oldest son, Robert; middle daughter, Carol; and youngest son, Lynn. He had 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Harold. Daisy, his wife of 49 years preceded him in death. Visitation will be Sunday, January 24, 2010 from 10 a.m. til 8 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, 3620 Nolensville Road. Family and friends will assemble at Mt. Olivet Cemetery for graveside services to be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. by Pastor Jerry Milam. WOODBINE FUNERAL HOME DIRECTORS, (615) 832-1948. Still Family Owned
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