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Obituary for Robert Hoyt Hosford, Jr.

In loving Memory squareRobert Hoyt “Bob” Hosford, Jr., 58, of Cedar Hill, died Thursday July 21, 2016 at his home. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday July 26th at 2:00 p.m. in the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Hosford was born August 20, 1957 in New Haven, CT to the late Robert Hoyt Hosford, Sr., and the late Eline Ruth Monyhan. Mr. Hosfords served the U.S. Air Force for eleven years and in the National Guard for ten years. He served during Desert Storm. He worked as a security guard at Governor’s Square Mall in Clarksville.

floral squareMr. Hosford is survived by his wife: Tammy McMunn Hosford of Cedar Hill, son: Robert John Hosford of Cedar Hill, daughters: Hayley Smith of Texas, Brittany Emerson and Jennifer Emerson both of Indiana, Victoria Sprau of Alaska, Melissa Hosford of Knoxville, Elizabeth, Diane, and Judith Hosford all of Cedar Hill, sister: Sande VanHook of Florida, nine grandchildren

Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for James Earl Scharklet

Obituary for James Earl Scharklet
James Earl Scharklet was born on August 21, 1958 in Portland, TN. He was born the oldest of six children. His loving parents: Marie and the late Robert Earl raised him to be kind, humble, to love life, and to love Christ. He accepted Christ at an early age at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

He was a graduate of East Robertson High School in Cross Plains. During his junior year of high school, he found the love of his life. On June 22, 1985, James Earl united in holy matrimony to his high school sweetheart, Debra Burnice Smith. From this union came three children.

James Earl, or Daddy J as he was known by most friends, as well as others called him Daddy, Granddaddy, and BOSS was well known for his smile, his kind heart, his willingness to help a stranger or a friend, for collecting gadgets, knives, and lighters, for his old soul but new generation sway, and most of all for being the best granddaddy he could be.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Michael Landon and Charles Edward Scharklet. James Earl leaves to cherish his many memories a loving dedicated mother: Marie Scharklet of Cross Plains, a devoted wife: Debra Scharklet of Springfield, a son: Daniel Christopher (Jennifer) Scharklet of Portland, daughters: LaDedra Danielle Smith of Madison and LaKreshia DeShae (Michelle) Raymer of Springfield, brothers: Ricky Scharklet of Cross Plains, Donald (Michella) Scharklet of Porltand, and John (Carolyn) Scharklet of White House, sisters-in-law: Rose of Springfield and Audria (Anthony) of Orlinda, 5 beautiful grandchildren including Martavious “Tayda”, also known to him as his mini me, road dog, and his pride and joy. James Earl also leaves a host of nieces and nephews and so many friends.

floral squareA Celebration of Life for James Earl Scharklet will be conducted Thursday July 28th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Lawrence Coleman officiating and Reverend W.C. Dobbins as Eulogist. Interment will follow in Tom Smith Cemetery with John Scharklet, Ricky Scharklet, Donald Scharklet, Chris Scharklet, Mikal Scharklet, Jimmy Dowlen, Kyle Hobdy, and Dustin Ledding serving as pallbearers. Flower Bearers will be Ashley Hernandez, Cassandra Crocket, Jamaica Cone, LaBria White, Shatoya Hugo, Jessica Kempt, Jennifer Scharklet, and Rose Smith. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Robertson County Funeral Home

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Obituary for Henry Harold Gilliam

Henry-Gilliam-obitHenry Harold Gilliam age 91 of Ridgetop, TN passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at his home. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.

The family received friends on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier Chapel. The funeral service were held at 3:00 pm Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church in Cookeville, TN with Bro. Kenny Gilliam officiating. Burial will follow in the Dodson Chapel Church Cemetery.

floral squareHenry was born in Register, GA on June 11, 1925 to the late Dallas Henry and Margaret Green Gilliam. Henry was a self-employed farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Melba Oaks Gillaim and several nephews, nieces, great and great-great nephews and nieces. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.  Online condolences may be made at austinandbell.com

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Obituary for Delores Ann Spain

Delores-Spain-obitDelores Ann Spain age 77 of Ridgetop passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at her home. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 and again on Wednesday, July 27 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Austin & Bell Greenbrier. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery in Madison, TN.
Delores was born in Big Sandy, TN on July 8, 1939 to the late Robert and Mary Warmack Hollingsworth. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Glenn Hollingsworth, R.G. Hollingsworth, Jerry Hollingsworth; grandsons, Brandon Campbell and Justin Roberts.

She was retired from SunTrust Bank where she was a Loan Officer. She was a Christian who loved the Lord and walked by faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She graduated from Big Sandy High School class of 1957 and was named Miss BSHS of 1957. She was the star Basketball player who singlehandedly led her team to multiple victories.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband of 59 years, Kenneth E. Spain; son, Richard E. (Tina) Spain; daughters, Sherri (Steve) Merryman, Paula (Randy) Campbell, Diane (Clint) Roberts; grandchildren, Lauren (Joel) Evrist, Brittany (Corey) Edmonson, Chelsey Henderson, Brianna Campbell, Brayden Campbell, Michael B. Clark, Thomas J. Clark; great-grandchildren, Zoe Evrist and Asher Evrist. Pallbearers will be Steve Merryman, Clint Roberts, Randy Campbell, Brayden Campbell, Joel Evrist, Corey Edmonson and Robert Hollingsworth. Honorary pallbearer will be Richard E. Spain.

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Obituary for Terry Norman

Terry-Norman-obitTerry Murphy Norman, age 52, of Westmoreland, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at his home. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Homer Cobbs officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Christopher Bush, Shawn Bush, Eric Trejo, Michael Carter, Marcelino Neria, James Mooneyhan and Colby Frazier serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 2-8pm and again on Sunday from 12 Noon until the hour of service.

Mr. Norman was born September 19, 1963 in Springfield to the late Jesse and Ruthie Castelow Norman Heatherly. He worked as a mechanic and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents Mr. Norman is preceded in death by his brothers, Jackie Castelow and Jesse Barry Norman. He is survived by his brothers, David Lewis (Debbie) Norman of Clarksville and Jeffrey Dell Norman of Westmoreland; and floral squaresisters, Mary Susan Mooneyhan of Guthrie, Betty Siebert of Hendersonville, Tina Jones of Nashville and Samantha (Michael) Carter of Lavergne.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell. Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Jean Jackson

Jean-Jackson-obitJean Hunter Jackson, age 73, of Cedar Hill, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 12 Noon in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Robert Creasy officiating. Entombment edfollow in the Rest Haven Mausoleum with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 10am until the hour of service.

Mrs. Jackson was born November 14, 1942 in Robertson County to the late Raymond and Georgia Plunkett Stroud. She worked in the office at the Trane Company and was a member of the Little Hope Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Jackson is preceded in death by her sister, Margie Douglas. She is survived by her husband, Charles Jackson; sons, Craig (Angela) Jackson of Murfreesboro and Steven Jackson of Clarksville; daughter, Sheila floral square(Robert) Groth of Springfield; sister-in-law, Gale Jackson of Lexington, NC; grandchildren, Jonathan Groth and Meridian Jackson; and great-grandchildren, Savannah Groth, Natalie Groth, Abby Groth, Ayva Groth, Lana Groth and Kayleigh Groth.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the ASPCA Animal Rescue and may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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Obituary for Gina Sloan Updike

Gina-Updike-obitGina Sloan Updike, age 54 of Greenbrier passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at her home. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge arrangements.
The family received friends 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 and 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home of Greenbrier. The funeral service was at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Rev. Paul Gardner officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Gina was born in Goodlettsville, TN on November 15, 1961 to Carl Sloan and the late Mary Ann Clifton. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and GiGi.
She is survived by her father, Carl (Sandra) Sloan; children, Geoffrey (Ashley) Updike, Erin (Chase) Jenkins, Carrie Updike, Michael Updike; brother, Geoff (Gail) Sloan; sisters, Ashley Clifton, Alison (Casey) Lanius, Lynn (Jason) Hancock; floral squaregrandchildren, Katie Jenkins, Karleigh Jenkins and Hailey Updike.
Pallbearers will be Geoffrey Updike, Michael Updike, Geoff Sloan, Scotty Hicks, Chase Jenkins and Buddy Ferrell.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greenbrier Elementary School Library, 2658 Hwy 41 S, Greenbrier, TN 37073. Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com

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Obituary for Peggy Browning

Peggy-Browning-obitPeggy Slate Browning, age 78, of Springfield, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held Friday, July 22, 2016 at 3pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Marvin Crouch and Ralph Toothman officiating. Burial followed in the Greenbrier Cemetery with Taylor Carr, Preston Carr, Rob Ham, Phil Slate, Don Toothman, Jr., Danny Reagan and Cory Toothman serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Braydon Ham, Randy and Jean Berry, Barry Dean, Dodd Swearengen and Ralph Toothman. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 4-8pm and again on Friday from 1pm until the hour of service.

Mrs. Browning was born February 26, 1938 in Robertson County to the late Jack Martin and Novella Howard Slate. She worked as the Cafeteria Manager at Springfield Middle and Springfield High School for many years and was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ.

Mrs. Browning is survived by her husband, Aubrey Browning; daughters, Jennifer (Robert) Ham of Lebanon and JoAnna Carr of Springfield; brothers, Carl Slate and floral squareJimmy Slate, both of Greenbrier; sister, Patsy Nevels of Greenbrier; and grandchildren, Suzanne Elizabeth Carr, Andrew Taylor Carr, Preston Browning Carr, Cathryn Jean Carr and Brayden Robert Ham.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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Obituary for Mr Donald Lee Pratt

Donald-Pratt-obitAge 58 passed away July 17, 2016 at Centennial Medical Center. He was born May 3, 1958 in Franklin, TN to William and Elsie Arlena Locke Pratt. He is preceded in death by his father, William Pratt; step-son, Jacob Harris; Aunt Eleanor Pratt and Uncles Desmond Pratt and Tom Locke. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Pratt; daughters, Tammy (Chandler) Conrad and Kelly Pratt; mother, Elsie Pratt; brother, Ricky (Joyce) Pratt; grandchildren, Brooklyn Hall and Kinsley Lewis; nephew, William (Alissa) Pratt; aunt, Patricia Cooper.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Phillip Wright officiating. Interment followed in Williamson Memorial Gardens in Franklin, TN with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4-8pm at the funeral home. Remains rest at Austin Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN.

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