OBITUARY: Janice Alley Agee


Janice Alley Agee, age 75, of Springfield, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Janice was born April 23, 1947, in Springfield, to the late Elgia Harris Alley, Sr. and Jessie Lee Benton Alley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, by her brother and sister-in-law: Elgia Harris Alley, Jr. and Martha Ann Alley, by her sisters-in-law: Bettye R. Alley and Peggy Alley, and by her brother-in-law: James W. Long, Sr.

Janice is survived by her husband of 53 years: Bobby Ray Agee of Springfield, by her daughters: Allyson (Brad) Carneal of Springfield, and Annaleise Agee (Bill Benson) of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Johnny Ray Coats, IV, and Oakley Bradshaw Carneal, by her brothers: Robert D. (Betty) Alley of Springfield, and Leslie Alley of Springfield, by her sister: Pat Alley Long of Springfield, and by a large loving extended family that filled her life with joy.

Janice was a 1965 graduate of Springfield High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Austin Peay State University and her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Tennessee State University. She devoted her professional life to educating children and taught for 40 years in the Robertson County School System.

Janice was a lifelong member of Palestine United Methodist Church. Before her health began to decline, she loved being a member of the Federation of Women’s Clubs, most recently the Century Club, and the Robertson County Retired Teachers Association.

She and Bobby loved spending time bird watching, growing flowers, and following sports. Her passion was listening to her grandchildren’s stories, supporting their interests, and helping to guide their lives with love and wisdom.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 30th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Diane Coppock officiating. Interment will follow in the Palestine Cemetery with Brad Carneal, Bill Benson, Johnny Ray Coats, IV., James T. Marshall, Mark Fields, James W. Long, David Brehm, Riley Fields, Annaleise Agee, and Allyson Carneal serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Moon and Dennis Moon. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Janice’s family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Raymond Craciun for his devoted care to her.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the children’s department of the Stokes Brown Public Library, or to the Palestine Cemetery Fund. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.


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