Larry W. Phillips, age 68 of Cross Plains, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Medical Center of Franklin, KY. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Milldale Chapel with Bro. David Harper officiating. Interment followed in Searcy Cemetery with Robert Joseph Phillips, Glenn Phillips, Calvin Phillips, Jacob Gentry, Wendell Wilbur, Bobby Stark, Dennis Hobdy, and Alan Wilburn serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were Tommy Wilson and Anthony Searcy.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday. Mr. Phillips was born September 6, 1947 in Montgomery County to Georgia Elizabeth Randolph Phillips and the late John Calvin Phillips. He had worked for the Robertson County Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator for 28 years and he was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his companion, Marilyn Wilbur of Franklin, KY; sons, Larry Steven Phillips (Misty) of White House and Gary Wendell Phillips (Debbie) of Memphis; daughter, Cynthia Diane Phillips-Milbauer (Robbie) of Murfreesboro; brothers, Glenn Phillips of Orlinda and Robert “Bubba” Phillips (Lori) of Springfield; and grandchildren, Calvin Phillips, Faith Phillips, Adam Milbauer, Caleb Milbauer, Jacob Gentry, and Keirsten Conatser. The family request memorial contributions be made to the Robertson County Funeral Home for the Larry Phillips Funeral Fund. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Diana Lee Hagenson, 71, of Springfield, died Wednesday May 4, 2016 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services were conducted Saturday May 7th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Curtis Hester officiating. Interment will be on Monday May 9th at 10:00 a.m. in the Greenlawn Memorial Park in Newport News, VA. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hagenson was born October 2, 1944 in Newport News, VA to the late John and Louise Woods Burt. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ Community Apostolic Church in Springfield. Mrs. Hagenson enjoyed sewing and making clothes, cross stitching, and crocheting.
She is survived by her husband: Roger Hagenson of Springfield, sons and daughters-in-law: Steven Mark and Teresa Lewis of Springfield, Matthew Dale and Deborah Lewis of Sandyville, W. VA, Michael Allen Lewis of Springfield, John Robert LaFlamme, Jr., of Virginia, William Scott and Theresa LaFlamme of Springfield, and Christopher Victor LaFlamme and Juanita Toon of Springfield, sisters: Bobbie Ann Harrison of Gloucester, VA, Irene Burt of Virginia, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren
James Eugene “Beanny” Richards, 86, of Cedar Hill, died Thursday May 5, 2016. Funeral services were conducted Saturday May 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Limbo officiating. Interment was held on Monday May 9th at 1:00 p.m. in the Frogge Chapel Cemetery in Pall Mall, TN with Jeremy, Joey, John Lewis, James, Jacob, Jim, and Sam Richards, Matthew Woodside, Taylor Mays, Egan Romero, and Tyler Thompson serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 noon until service time at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Mr. Richards was born June 27, 1929 in Stewart County to the late James S. and Kathryn Southall Richards. He was the second child of a family of ten children. He was known by his family and friends as “Beanny”, a name given to him by his sister Estelle when they were small. He was reared on a bi-centennial farm on the border of Tennessee and Kentucky, which later became Fort Campbell. Having been rooted from the family farm, at the invitation of the U.S. Government, the family acquired land in Robertson County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served aboard the U.S. Grand Canyon, stationed in the Medterrian. He enjoyed traveling to many ports in Europe. After serving almost four years, he returned home to the family farm. In 1953 he married Edalene Frogge, a Home Economics teacher at Jo Byrns High School. He was a 50 plus year 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Red River Masonic Lodge #537, and the Order of the Eastern Star #88. Mr. Richards was a member of Cedar Hill United Methodist Church for seventy-two years. He most enjoyed watching his sons and grandchildren play sports, hunting quail and fishing for crappie. He coached Little League baseball and church softball. He was always willing to lend a helping hand in church and in his community.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son: James Steven Richards, who was killed in an automobile accident in 1973, by his brother: Robert Hunter Richards, and by his sisters: Estelle Grambihler and Louise Richards. Mr. Richards is survived by his wife of 62 years: Edalene Frogge Richards of Cedar Hill, sons: Robert Scott (Denise) Richards of Cedar Hill, Edison Stanley (Charlotte) Richards of Cedar Hill, brothers: John Wayne (Barbara) Richards of Clarksville, Walter Thomas (Sandra) Richards of Cedar Hill, sisters: Eve Johnson of Springfield, Mary Kathryn Sprouse of Springfield, Vicky (George) Anderson of Cedar Hill, Frankie (Mac) Fletcher of Springfield, brother-in-law: Ken Grambihler of Clarksville, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchild. The family request memorial contributions be made to the Red River Masonic Lodge #537
Beatrice Adams Brant, age 95 of Cross Plains, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Springfield. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday, May 9, 2016 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Clint Jones officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brian Adams, Weston Adams, Adam True, Dillon Wix, Marshall Wix, and Matthew Wix serving as pallbearers.
Mrs. Brant was born on November 7, 1920 in Murray County, GA to the late Grady and Mittie Blassingame Adams also preceding her in death is her husband, Ralph Brant, her brother Harold Adams, and her nephews Frederick Shockley, and Keith Adams. She worked as a Legal Secretary for the Federal Government. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Washington D.C., and she loved animals. She is survived by her sister Mary Adams Shockley of Cross Plains, her nieces and nephew, Juanita Wix, Anita Adams, and Roger, Adams, Eugene Adams. The Family requests memorial contributions to the Milldale Presbyterian Church. All donations can be sent care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Age 60 Went home to be with the Lord May 2, 2016 at his home. He was born November 6, 1955 in Damascus, Syria to Adeeb and Enyam Masrl Achalah. He was an international chef and was employed as personal chef for Barbara Mandrell for many years.
He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Enyam Alchalah, Syria; wife, Susan Wilkerson Alchalah, Hendersonville, TN’ son, Aiman Michael Alchalah and Lay Alexander Alchalah; granddaughter, Khloe Elizabeth Alchalah; 3 brothers; 3 sisters. His memorial service was held Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Lighthouse Community Church 1380 Florence Avenue Madison, TN 37115 at 5:30PM. Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell White House, TN
Age 79 of Cross Plains passed away May 3, 2016 at his home. Mr. Austin was born August 8, 1936 in Nashville, TN to George and Cassie Williams Austin. He worked as a construction supervisor for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Kenneth Allen Austin. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Dixon Austin; sons, Frank Kevin (Lorie) Austin, Keith Andrew (Lisa) Austin and stepson, Mitchell Smith; daughters, Pamela Denise (Ronnie) Agee and Deana Michelle Reeves; brothers, Jimmy Tyrone Austin, Donnie Austin and Wayne Austin; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday, May 6, 2016 from 10am-2pm at Austin & Bell in White House. Funeral was held at 2pm in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Bob Filson officiating. Interment followed in Cross Plains Cemetery with grandsons officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell White House, TN.
James “Jimmy” Edward Halpin, age 79, of Joelton, died Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at his home. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Mr. Halpin was born September 19, 1936 in Davidson County, Tennessee to James & Vera Scott Halpin. He was a retired superintendent for Ceildeck Inc., where he worked for 46 years. He was also a veteran of the National Guard and of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, James M. Halpin; sisters, Judy Gann, Beverly Travis; and brother, Billy Joe Halpin. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jo Ann Halpin; sons, Danny Halpin of Joelton, Ricky (Marie) Halpin of Coopertown, Bobby (Vickie) Halpin of Joelton; mother, Vera Halpin of White Bluff; brothers, Lonnie Halpin of Henrietta, Jacky Halpin of White Bluff; sisters, Dorothy Knight of Pleasant View, Joyce Gillihan of Ashland City; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME in PLEASANT VIEW is in charge of these arrangements. (615) 746-4433 www.austinandbell.com
Mary Christine Hagewood Suter, age 86 of Greenbrier, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements. Visitation was held at 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Austin & Bell Greenbrier and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Greenbrier. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Greenbrier with Bro. Nathan Washburn and Bro. Steve Sorrells officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery. She was born in Dickson, Co., TN on August 2, 1929 to the late L.C., Sr. and Eva Phillips Hagewood.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Earl Suter; daughters, Vickie Cripps and Lee Ann Pruitt. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Greenbrier. She is survived by daughters, Marietta Suter, Tina (Steve) Sorrells; Sons-in-law, Ron Pruitt, David Cripps; grandsons, David (Loretta) Cripps, Bob (Shane) Pruitt, Nick (Mel) Pruitt) Jim (Kala) Sorrells; granddaughter, Emily (Chad) Warner and 10 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to NorthCrest Hospice, 212 NorthCrest Dr., Springfield, TN 37172.
Age 73 of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord May 4, 2016 at Golden Living Brandywood Nursing Home in Gallatin. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Barbara was born December 28, 1942 in Tallahassee, FL to Tom and Hester Ozment Easton. She was super smart and a very talented lady. She was a member of the Nashville Credit Manager’s Association and was a faithful member of Holiday Heights Baptist Church. Her first job was at Purity Dairy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom & Hester Easton. She is survived by her faithful, devoted and loving husband of 36 years, Wayne Courtney; daughter, Cyndi (Lewis, Jr.) Roberts; step-sons, David Courtney and Jonathan Courtney; grandchildren, Lewis Roberts, III, Shanna Roberts, Thomas Roberts, Marie Courtney, Abigail Courtney, Joel Courtney, Matthew Courtney and Grace Courtney. Funeral service was held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:30am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville, with Pastor Chris Davis officiating. Interment followed in Hendersonville memory Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are the members of Holiday Heights Baptist Church. Visitation was held Friday, May 6, 2016 4-8pm and Saturday, May 7, 2016 10-11:30am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association 4825 Trousdale Drive #220 Nashville, TN 37220 Arrangements Entrusted To Austin & Bell Funeral Home And Cremation Service Hendersonville, TN
Zennith Whitaker, age 67, of Springfield, TN, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 at Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Shelbyville, TN. Services will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 2 o’clock pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery, Springfield, TN with friends and family serving as pallbearers. Mrs. Whitaker was born October 4, 1948 in Robertson County to the late Douglas Bryce and Marie Rippy Carlisle, Sr.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Whitaker is preceded in death by her brothers, Ronnie Carlisle and Kenneth Carlisle; sister, Patsy Gregory. She is survived by her husband, James Whitaker of Springfield; son, James Douglas Whitaker of Nashville; brother, Douglas Carlisle of Springfield; and 1 grandchild, Charles Kenneth Whitaker.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 10 o’clock am until the hour of service at 2pm at the funeral home. Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements. Arrangements Entrusted To Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield, TN.
Florence Towery, age 77 of Greenbrier, passed away Friday, May 06, 2016. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and again on Wednesday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the funeral with Bro. Jon Justice officiating. Florence was born in Talladega, AL on March 15, 1939 to the late William A. and Wilma Tyson Wheeler.
She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Thomas Edward Towery and grandson, Timothy Allen Smith. She was a Bus Driver and Monitor for the Robertson County School System and a member of Greenbrier First Baptist Church. She loved playing golf and listening to music. She is survived by sons, Mike Towery, James Towery, B.J. Towery; daughter, Leigh Ann (Jay) Seibert; special cousin, Brenda (James) Lawson; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.