In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week: May 16 – May 22, 2017

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Obituary for Ralph Fredrick Fayo Jr.

Ralph Fredrick Fayo Jr.Ralph Fredrick Fayo, Jr., age 75 of Greenbrier, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Minter officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 until 8 PM and Thursday from 11 AM until the hour of service. Following the service his remains will be cremated.

Mr. Fayo was born December 23, 1941 in Beacon, NY to the late Ralph Fredrick and Mildred Eva Niver Fayo, Sr. He was a retired HVAC technician and worked for Cumberland Comfort Air for over 20 years. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy. When he was able, he loved to work outdoors and enjoyed his fish tank. He also enjoyed bowling when he was able. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Fredrick “Skip” Fayo, III, and a brother, Donald Fayo.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Nancy Fayo of Greenbrier; sons, Carl Leslie Jarman and wife, Deborah of Springfield, Steve Jarman of Greenbrier, Jeff Jarman of Greenbrier, Joe Jarman and wife, Dawn of Springfield, and Michael Jarman and wife, Becky of Ashland City; daughters, Debbie West and husband, Johnny of Russellville, KY and Angela Walker and husband, Paul of Bowling Green, KY; brothers, Chuckie Fayo of Beacon, NY and Joe Fayo and wife, Mary Jo of Carmel, NY; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

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Obituary for William Dixon “Dick” True

William Dixon "Dick" TrueWilliam Dixon “Dick” True, age 93 of Cross Plains, died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Stan Frey officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Steve Yates, Jimmy Pitt, Phil Henry, James Earl Freeland, Randall Carr, Rusty Graves, John Robert Rippy, and Jimmy Offutt serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Barry, Tommy Jackson, Junior Smith, and Joe West. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 until8 PM and Saturday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. True was born February 1, 1924 in Cross Plains to the late James Moore and Mildred Hopgood True. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and was retired from Coca-Cola where he was a truck driver. He loved fishing and working on tractors and steam engines.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 73 years, Robbie Jean True of Cross Plains; son James William True (Viola Harrington) of Springfield; grandchildren, Mary Jean True, Lee True, Lori Tinsley, and Adam True; and great grandchildren, Noah Tinsley, Lidia Tinsley, Van True, and Gavin True.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Cross Plains Fire Department or Stone Soup Ministry. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Janice Kirkland

Janice Marie Pike Kirkland, 77, of Springfield, died Wednesday May 17, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Monday May 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Entombment will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Justin Dorris, Dusty Dorris, Joey Dorris, Tommy Dorris, Josh Henning, and Adam Pike serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Kirkland was born October 28, 1939 in Robertson County to the late Sim and Mary Frances Rawls Pike. She retired as a stitcher from Pro Bags. Prior to working at Pro Bags, she had managed Dowlen’s Restaurant, and had worked as a waitress at both Vernon’s and Larry’s restaurants. She was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. She loved cooking, decorating, and spending time with her grandchildren. floral squareIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son: Jeff Kirkland, her brothers: Roger and Kenny Pike, and by her sister: Patricia Busey.

Mrs. Kirkland is survived by her husband of 57 years: Pete Kirkland of Springfield, son: Randy Kirkland of Springfield, daughter: Kim Dorris of Springfield, daughter-in-law: Dawn Kirkland of Springfield, grandchildren: Dusty (Amanda) Dorris, Tommy Dorris, Justin (Christy) Dorris, Joey (Jessi) Dorris, Shalona (Josh) Henning, and Jessica Traughber, and by 9 great grandchildren.

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Obituary for James Clifford Collier Sr.

James Clifford Collier Sr.James Clifford Collier, Sr., age 63 of Springfield, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery with Kevin Pope, Andy Kingsbury, Frank Phillips, Ricky Phillips, Gary Gregory, Jimmy Collier, Todd Collier, and Jason Hinkle serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Collier was born June 27, 1953 in Nashville to the late James W.R. and Dorothy Ruth Morgan Collier. He was retired from Roadway Express where he was a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Collier of Springfield; sons and daughters-in-law, James Clifford “Jimmy” Collier, Jr. of Murfreesboro, William Todd and Tosha Collier of Dickson, and Jason Greg and Temesa Hinkle of Cedar Hill; daughter and son-in-floral squarelaw, Heather Dai and Bryson Carter of Greenbrier; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph Douglas “Doug” and Cathy Collier of Old Hickory; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Nadene “Dean” Barnes of Hendersonville, Donna Marie and Daryl Wilson of Madison, and Debbie Faye and Bill Henderson of Hendersonville; and grandchildren, Lucas Bradley Carter, Jaycee Collier, and Jaden Todd Collier.

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Obituary for Betsy Long Bayer

Betsy Long BayerBetsy Long Bayer, age 98, of Hermitage, and formerly of Springfield, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Springfield with Reverend Don Hutchinson, Dr. Gay H. Welch, and Blayne Howser officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville at 3pm with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers are Ryan Ashley, Don Welch, John Howser, David Bayer, Hill Ferguson, and Bill Ferguson. Visitation with the family will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm before moving to the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Bayer was born October 3, 1918 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Mattie Bell and Robert Forest Long. She was a homemaker and member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husbands, J.B. Craft and Dr. David Scott Bayer. Survivors include her sons, David Stephen (Marina) House of Reno, Nevada and George Brent House of Springfield; daughters, Dr. Gay House (Ginny) Welch of Nashville and Blayne H. (John) Howser of Nashville; stepchildren, Dr. David Martin (Judy) Bayer of Nashville, Susan Bayer (Hill) Ferguson of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Anne Tisdale (Dick) Riley of Richmond, Virginia; grandchildren, Elizabeth Welch, Joshua Welch, Suzannah Welch Brunger, Sarah Jordan Welch, Jeremy House, Jessica House Hicks, Lensey Hamilton Collins, floral squareBethany House Huckaby, Casey House, Caleb House, Ryan Ashley, Montie House, Maggie House; 12 great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield First United Methodist Church or to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Any donations 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 Elise Walker

Elise Wright Walker, age 57, of New Bern, NC, and formerly of Springfield, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 21, 2017 at her home in New Bern two years after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

A celebration of Ms. Walker’s life will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10am at the Springfield First United Methodist Church with Brother Don Hutchinson and Reverend Jerry Wallace officiating. Burial will be held Thursday at 2pm in the Bryant Cemetery in Mooresville, TN with Jeff Foster, Clayton Hardy, Jason Hardy, Sam Wright, Ben Clemmer, Kyle Clemmer, Patrick Clemmer, Justin Walker and Tim Flowers serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 5-7pm and again on Thursday from 9am until the hour of service.

Ms. Walker was born April 6, 1960 in Tullahoma, TN. She was a native of Tullahoma and a 1978 graduate of Tullahoma High School. She attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics (1983) and Master of Science degree in Nutrition (1984). She was president of Sigma Kappa sorority.

She spent her early career as a food stylist for Southern Living magazine and then devoted herself to raising her children before returning to the workforce. In her later career, she held research & development and quality control positions with Electrolux and Bosch. She was a long-time resident of Springfield before moving to New Bern, NC in 2014.

Her children remember Elise as a wonderful mother who created a warm and welcoming home. She encouraged their interests and pursuits and was a fixture at their sporting events and dance recitals. She was an accomplished chef who planned and organized events for family and friends that were worthy of a Southern Living spread. She was quick to help anyone in need, and her generous spirit was accompanied by a remarkable sense of humor. Elise loved the outdoors and enjoyed seeing it best from the back of a horse. She adopted and provided a loving home for many animals, including retired police horse, Duncan, and Australian Shepherd, Cody. All who knew her will miss our beloved “Ese”.

Ms. Walker is survived by her son, Justin Walker and his wife Taryn of Louisville, KY; her daughter, Lindsey Walker of Goodlettsville, TN; their father, Jeff Walker of Springfield; and grandson, Jennings Walker of Louisville, KY. She is also survived by fiancé, Tim Flowers of New Bern, NC; parents, L.E. and Judy Wright of Tullahoma, floral squareTN; brother, John Wright and his wife, Lisa of Tullahoma, TN; sister, Emily Clemmer and her husband, Kyle, of Murfreesboro, TN; niece, Morgan Clemmer; nephews, Samuel Wright, Benjamin Clemmer, and Patrick Clemmer; and extended family and dear friends. She is preceded in death by grandparents, Elmer and Lois Wright of Lewisburg, TN and Clayton and Lucile Brisby of Lewisburg, TN.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Springfield, Tullahoma or Murfreesboro or to the American Cancer Society. Any donations 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 Betsy Long Bayer

Betsy Long BayerBetsy Long Bayer, age 98, of Hermitage, and formerly of Springfield, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Springfield with Reverend Don Hutchinson, Dr. Gay H. Welch and Reverend Jerry Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville at 3pm with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers are Ryan Ashley, Don Welch, John Howser, David Bayer, Hill Ferguson, and Bill Ferguson. Visitation with the family will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm before moving to the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Bayer was born October 3, 1918 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Mattie Bell and Robert Forest Long. She was a homemaker and member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husbands J.B. Craft, Dr. David Scott Bayer and her ex-husband, George P. House. Survivors include her sons, David Stephen (Marina) House of Reno, Nevada and George Brent House of Springfield; daughters, Dr. Gay House (Ginny) Welch of Nashville and Blayne H. (John) Howser of Nashville; stepchildren, Dr. David Martin (Judy) Bayer of Nashville, Susan Bayer (Hill) Ferguson of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Anne Tisdale floral square(Dick) Riley of Richmond, Virginia; grandchildren, Elizabeth Welch, Joshua Welch, Suzannah Welch Brunger, Sarah Jordan Welch, Jeremy House, Jessica House Hicks, Lensey Hamilton Collins, Bethany House Huckaby, Casey House, Caleb House, Ryan Ashley, Montie House, Maggie House; 12 great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield First United Methodist Church or to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Any donations 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 Martha Traughber

Martha TraughberMartha E. Traughber, age 82, of Springfield, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at The Waters of Springfield. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Tuesday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Ms. Traughber was born July 21, 1934 in Robertson County to the late Clint and Magdalene Carter Wooden. She worked as a caregiver and was a Christian.

In addition to her parents Ms. Traughber is preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Traughber, her siblings, Edna Cook, Marion Wooden and Herschel floral squareWooden, and her grandson, Clint Spivey.

Ms. Traughber is survived by her daughter, Carol Traughber Smith of Antioch; sister-in-law, Jean Wooden of Springfield; sister, Judy (Jackie) Elmore of Chapmansboro; grandchildren, Victoria Suzanne (Nicks) Daggs of Nashville and Donald Manus Smith of Spokane, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Brien Dossiere

Brien DossiereCelebration of Life for Brien Dossiere will be June 10, 11 am – 2 pm at 24 Church in Pleasant View. It will be potluck style, so please bring a dish or non-alcoholic beverages. Even if you have never met Brien, and are a friend of the family, you are still invited. We, as a family, would love to have you. Brien was a light to so many. He was kind, compassionate, loving, one of the best brothers, sons, father, uncles, and friends that anyone could ask for. He could make anyone laugh and his sense of humor was second to none. He is so loved.

floral squareAddress to 24 Church: 1502 Substation Road Pleasant View, TN 37146

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Brien’s name to your local alcoholism and addiction awareness group.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Farrah May Hillman

Farrah May HillmanAge 11 months passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at her home. She was born May 31, 2016 in Hendersonville, TN to Preston Charles & Tonya Ann Larsen Hillman.
She is survived by her parents;brother, Declan Hillman; grandparents: Mark & Crystal Larsen, Denise and Ed Franklin, Roger and Carol Hillman; great-grandparents, Henry and JoAnn Dreistadt; Aunts and Uncles : Heidi and Greg Case, Evan and Jackie Larsen, Josh and Allison Revelle, Justin and Rachael Hillman, Sarah Revelle, Mandy Stroud, and many cousins.

floral squareA memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Susan Wiser officiating. Visitation is planned for Thursday, May 25, 2017 1-3PM at the funeral home. Evan Larsen and Josh Revelle will serve as pallbearers If so desired in lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the family.

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Obituary for Douglas Shearron

Douglas ShearronSterling “Douglas” Shearron of Chapmansboro, died Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville. Funeral services were conducted at 10 o’clock am on Monday, May 22, 2017 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Reverend William Reding officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Glenn Shearron, Kim “Bo” Shearron, Bill Brinkley, Charles Larry Nichols, Wayne Shearon, Kevin Shearon, Gaines Shearon, and Gene Winters serving as pallbearers.

Visitation with the family was held Sunday from 4-7PM and again on Monday from 9AM til the hour of service.

Mr. Shearron was born December 25, 1934 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Wilson & Mary Lucy Hunt Shearron. He was retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and a member of Brewer’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Opal Nichols Shearron.

floral squareHe is survived by his brother, Ben Shearron and sister, Mary E. (Dale) Brinkley, both of Chapmansboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brewer’s Chapel United Methodist Church. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Sue Lee

Sue LeeSue Lee, age 83, of Pleasant View, died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Alive Hospice Residence Nashville. A graveside service was held Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2pm at EverRest of Cheatham. Burial followed with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 4-8pm. No visitation was held prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Lee was born May 11, 1934 in Robertson County to the late Thomas Ewing “Jack” and Martha Elizabeth Mayo Teasley. She was kind and caring and loved her children and grandchildren very much.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Lee is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Lee and her sister, Peggy Walling. She is survived by her son, Tommy Lee of Hendersonville; daughter, Connie (Tim) Sands of Pleasant View; and grandchildren, Max and Jack Head.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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Obituary for Anthony Nelson (Tank) Tate, Jr.

Anthony Nelson (Tank) Tate, Jr.Anthony Nelson (Tank) Tate, Jr., age 21 of Hendersonville, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Knoxville. “Tank”, as he was known by family and friends, was a loving and outgoing young man who could light up a room just by walking into it. Not only was he an outstanding athlete, but he was given the Outstanding English Student award his Junior year. He set several records at Pope John Paul II High School, and broke several weight lifting records that had been held for over 15 years at Hendersonville High School.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond Edward and Bobbie Ann Tate. He is survived by his parents, Francine and Anthony Tate, Sr.; his brothers, Alexander and Kathan Tate; his grandparents, Tennie and Kenneth Childs; his great-grandfather, Albert Lee Simpson; and his godmother, Jacqueline Harding.

His family will receive friends on Monday, May 22, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and again on Tuesday, May 23, from 10;00am until his Celebration of Life service at 11:00am. All visitation and services will be at Hendersonville First Baptist Church with Pastor Deadrick Messanger officiating.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Coaches floral squareand Players of the 2014 HHS Commando Football Team.  Active Pallbearers will be Alexander Tate, Colt Cupid, Corey Jones, Brandon Childs, Gunnar Franks and Josh Edwards. Interment will follow at East Dickson Cemetery in Dickson, TN. at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anthony Tate, Jr. Memorial Fund at any F&M Bank.  Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Christine Binkley

Christine BinkleyChristine Traughber Binkley, age 76, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at her home. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1pm in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Anthony Lopez as Celebrant. Burial followed in the St. Michael’s Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 10am until 12:30pm. A Rosary will also be held Wednesday evening at 7:30pm at the funeral home.

Mrs. Binkley was born March 31, 1941 in Robertson County to the late Tom and Nannie Lou Adams Traughber. She was a homemaker and communicant of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Binkley is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wayne Binkley; son, Gerald Thomas Binkley; daughter, Frances Binkley; and her siblings, Lucy Burns, Polly Underwood, Nora Garcia, Elsie Traughber, Ellen Gilbert, Mary Traughber, Carolyn Fox, Freeman Traughber, Rayburn Traughber, Ed Traughber, Eugene Traughber and Lawrence Traughber.

floral squareMrs. Binkley is survived by her sons, Ernest Binkley of Shelbyville, TN and James Owen (Joyce) Binkley of Madison, AL; daughter, Janet Christine (Dick) Yost of Spencer, TN; brother, Harold Traughber of Cedar Hill; sister, Marjorie Traughber of Benton, KY; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Church Cemetery Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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