In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Dec. 26, 2017 – Jan. 2, 2018

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week June 12, 2018

In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Dec. 26, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018

In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Dec. 26, 2017 – Jan. 2, 2018

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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In Memory of William Eugene Morton

William Morton ObituaryJuly 3, 1968 – December 21, 2017 Obituary William Eugene “Gene” Morton of Cottontown, TN passed away December 21, 2017.

Gene was a Sheet Metal Journeyman for Local 177. Preceded in death by his father, Alton William “Buzz” Morton II; grandparents, Alton William Morton Sr., Evelyn Morton and Sally “Granny” Logan Chunn.

He is survived by his wife, Patti Morton; daughter, Megan Riley Morton; mother, Ella Marsh (Kenneth); brothers, Brannon Morton, Charlie Cecil (Crystal) and Billy Morton (Carolyn); a host of other family and friends.

floral squareA Celebration of Life service will be held 2pm Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Michael Frazer officiating.

Visitation with the family will be held from 12pm until 2pm before the service.
Gene was a kind and loving person. He would always give to those in need. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

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Obituary for Peggy Ann Gillotti

Peggy Ann GillottiPeggy Ann Gillotti, age 78 of Adams, died Friday, December 29, 2017 at Alive Hospice Skyline Madison Campus. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapelof Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Donnie Bryant and Curtis Adams officiating. Burial followed in Bellwood Cemetery with Jeremy Wix, Jason Wix, Jonathan Wix, Kendell Gillotti, Gabriel Adkins, Dalton Thaxton, Austin Reid, and Landon Wix serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Dillon Wix and Curtis Young. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday from 4 until 8 PM and Sunday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

Ms. Gillottti was born April 22, 1939 in Robertson County to the late Bailey Brown Adams and Annie Lou Gezley Adams. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was a nurse for over 30 years, many which were spent at Golden Living. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also floral squareenjoyed gardening and reading. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Shelleen Adkins and Libby Moore; grandchildren, James and Joshua Wix; brothers, Billy and Jerry Adams; and a sister, Mary Lou Matthews.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Farris Wayne and Debbie Gillotti of Mt. Juliet; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and David Kimberly of Adams and Roxanne and Trent Morris of Adams; sister and brother-in-law, Bettye and Billy Gamble of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; and 34 great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Zuhryii Alana Mildton

Zuhryii Alana MildtonZuhryii Alana Mildton, stillborn daughter of Lacey Alana Garrison and Dashiris Mildton of Lansing MI, was delivered Sunday December 31, 2017 at Hendersonville Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday January 4, 2017 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Pat Pickett officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10 am till the hour of service at 1 pm.

In addition to her parents Zuhryii is survived by her brothers, Andre Garrison-Thompson of Antioch, TN and Clarence “CJ” Passmore of Lansing, MI; grandparents, Suzy (Brian) Reece of Smyrna, TN and Gary Garrison of Springfield, TN and great grandmother, Dorothy Mildton of Lansing, MI.
floral squareZuhryii was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Bennie and Robbie Garrison’ grandparents, Sabrina Twitty and Clifford Lewis and great uncles, Donnie Garrison and James Mildton.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Zuhryii’s funeral fund. All donations may be made to Robertson County Funeral Home.

Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Shirley Keymon

Shirley KeymonShirley Marie Childress Keymon, 56, of Springfield, died Tuesday December 26, 2017 at Centennial Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday December 29th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Dewy Keys officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Lavoy Sales, James Sales, Carlos Stewart, Billy Porter, Steve Gibson, and Jimmy Sales serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Shirley was born April 24, 1961 in Robertson County to the late Fred Childress and Christine Adams Romans. Her first husband, Claude Albert Keymon also preceded her in death. She worked in maintenance at Springfield Wal-Mart and was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church. Shirley enjoyed cooking, baking, and floral squaretaking care of her family. She is survived by her husband: Tim Robbins of Springfield, daughters and sons-in-law: Crystal Keymon and Lavoy Sales of Cedar Hill, Joyce and Chris Motsinger of Ashland City, brothers: Mike Childress of Indianapolis, IN, and Dale Childress of Ashland City, sister: Linda Stoner of Springfield, grandchildren: Keyera and Kayla Sales.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shirley Keymon funeral fund and sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Destry Anne Cook

Destry Anne CookDestry Anne Cook, age 37 of Greenbrier, TN died Tuesday December 26, 2017 in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday January 2, 2018 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with burial to follow in Shores Cemetery in Cheatham County. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 am until service time.

Destry was born October 27, 1980 in Davidson County TN to Teresa Stone Cook and Ronnie Cook. She worked as a caregiver. Destry played basketball in high school, and she loved sports and spending time with her children. She is survived by her parents, Teresa Cook (James Agee) of floral squareWoodbury, TN and Ronnie Cook of Nashville, daughters, Aaliyah Cook of Woodbury, Alexandria Cook of Madison, sister, Misty Cook of Ashland City, Aunt, Sherri Morales of Ridgetop and a host of cousins.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Destry’s funeral fund. All donations may be made to Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Kristy Todd

Kristy ToddAge 38 of Cottontown passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at her home. She was born October 29, 1979 in Nashville, TN to James Stephen and Jamie Lynne Dever Todd. She loved to make her friends and family laugh. She adored her chihuahua, Jo Bunny.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Stephen Todd; maternal grandparents and fraternal grandfather. She is survived by her mother, Jamie (Tim) Brown, Cottontown, TN; sister, Misty Phillips, White House, TN; step-brother, Chris (Tara) Brown, Greenbrier, TN; grandmother, Anna Todd, Westmoreland, TN; many aunts, uncles and cousins; 5 nieces; 3 nephews; 1 great-nephew.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Friday, January 5, 2018 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor John Michael Carver officiating. Interment will follow in Bush’s Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Thursday, January 4, 2018 4-8pm and Friday, January 5, 2018 10am-1pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are encouraged to help the family with funeral costs.

Remains Rest At Austin & Bell Funeral Home  In White House, Tn

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Obituary for Gordon “Ray” Morris

Gordon "Ray" MorrisGordon “Ray” Morris, age 76 of Hendersonville, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018.

Ray was born on November 7, 1941, to O. F. and Edith Gentry Morris. He was a community Pharmacist for over 50 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville and Masonic Lodge #359, and loved spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Ray is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Norma.

He is survived by his daughters, Leslie (Bobby) Hudson and Tisha Morris; his sisters, Jeanne Lance and Angie Earls; and his grandchildren, Joshua Hudson and Erica Hudson.

floral squareThe family will receive friends on Thursday, January 4, from 4:00 – 8:00pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville; and on Friday, January 5, from 12:00 until his Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 1:00pm at First Baptist Church Hendersonville. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hendersonville Senior Citizens Center or the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville, TN

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Obituary for Charlene Dotson

Charlene DotsonCharlene Dotson, age 70, of Pleasant View, died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6 o’clock pm, Monday, January 1st at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.

Burial will be in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in Nashville at 2:00PM, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, January 1st, from 3:00-6:00PM. There will be no visitation on Tuesday prior to the burial.

Ms. Dotson was born on January 1, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was retired from the Credit Bureau of Nashville, and was of the Baptist faith.

floral squareShe is preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Charlye Mai; brother, Lonnie; sister, Dorris; and grandson, Clay Parks. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra (James) Parks; son, Jeff Dotson; grandchildren, Austin & Payton Parks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charlene Dotson memorial fund to help with funeral expenses.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View assisted the family with these arrangements.

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Obituary for Donald Gordon “Budd” Stedman

Donald Gordon "Budd" StedmanAge 67 of Cottontown, TN went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his home. He was born June 20, 1950 in Neptune, NJ to Donald Charles and Pauline Elizabeth Gamble Stedman. He managed and owned his own construction company, The Great Outdoors in White House, until becoming disabled. He loved people and enjoyed conversation with others. He was an avid football fan, especially supporting the Denver Broncos and the Alabama Crimson Tide. The last few years he has spent lots of time “puttering around” in his garage.

He is preceded in death by his father, Donald Charles Stedman. He is survived by wife, Rita Harden; mother, Pauline Andress, both of Cottontown, TN; son, Don Stedman, Statesville, NC; step-daughter, Hope Williams, Wilmington, NC and daughter, Christine (Stephen) Stiltner, Statesville, NC; sister, Nancy (Don) Andress, Gallatin, TN; step-brother, John (Zari) Foster; step-sister, Barbara (Sam) Fussro; 2 grandchildren.

floral squareA Celebration of Life memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, January 7, 2018 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Rev. H.D. Jones officiating. Visitation with the family is planned from 12 noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association 4205 Hillsboro Road, #200 Nashville, TN 37215-3339.

Remains Rest At Austin & Bell Funeral Home  In White House, Tn

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Obituary for Mitch Sellers

Mitch SellersRobert Mitchell Sellers (“Mitch”), age 55, of Goodlettsville, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o’clock pm, January 3rd, 2018 at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton with Bro. Corey Minter officiating.

Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery with Harold Boyte, Del Perry, Sonny King, Herbie Bunch, Troy Dunn, and Jeff Collins serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church from 11:00AM-1:00PM on Wednesday, January 3rd. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

floral squareMr. Sellers was born on November 19, 1962 in Ruston, LA to the late Wendell and Virginia Sellers. He was employed as a truck driver for T & N Trucking; was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Persian Gulf War; and was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son, Tyler Sellers; daughters, Raygan Sellers and Rayanna Sellers; step-son, Blake Poff; brother, Bryan (Jill) Sellers; sister, Renee (Harold) Boyte; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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Obituary for Betty Jo Hawkins

Betty Jo HawkinsAge 65 of White House passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center. Mrs. Hawkins was born August 22, 1952 in Denver, Colorado to James Harrison and Gertrude Kittrell Brickell.

She worked as an ATM manager for Trust Mark before her retirement and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She loved dogs, gardening and tending to her flowers. But most of all she loved her family, especially the grandchildren, and made sure they all knew how much she loved them.

floral squareShe is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Phil Hawkins; daughter, Melanie (Channing) Weaver, both of White House, TN; brother, Jim (Susan) Brickell, FL; sister, Beverly (David) Dye, NC; 2 grandchildren, Madison Smith and Austin Atchison; her beloved shih tzu, Sadie Rose.

A memorial service is being planned at a later date. This obituary will be updated with that information when it is finalized.

Remains Rest At Austin & Bell Funeral Home  In White House, Tn

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Obituary for Michael Henderson Sr.

Michael Henderson Sr.Michael Howard Henderson, Sr., age 64, of Mt. Juliet, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Summit Regional Medical Center in Hermitage. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Josh Lynn officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 10am until 2pm and again on Sunday from 1pm until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mr. Henderson was born August 13, 1953 in Springfield to the late Roy and Jewel Rawls Henderson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked at ARS Heat and Air.

In addition to his parents Mr. Henderson is preceded in death by his sisters, Irma Jean Anderson and Molly Jo Vance and his brothers, Kenneth Henderson and Harold Henderson.

Mr. Henderson is survived by his son, Michael (Gwendalyn Baker) Henderson, Jr. of Antioch; daughter, Tina (Andrew, Jr.) Williams of Nashville; brothers, William “Bill” Henderson, Porter Henderson, Jimmy (Phan) Henderson and David Henderson; sisters, Sandra Yvonne Cope and Joyce Ann Smith; long-time friend, Chelle Sells; mother of his children, Nancy Henderson; grandchildren, Alainah floral squareWilliams, John Williams, Amanda Williams, Mackenzie Henderson, Michael Jayce Henderson and Kalee Jayd Henderson; and great-grandchildren, Jaylah Williams and Rowan Stafford.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Robertson County Animal Shelter. 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 Betty Carol Watson

Betty Carol WatsonBetty “Carol” Watson, age 74, of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Alive Hospice Madison Campus.

The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Sunday, January 7 and on Monday, 10am to 11am at Austin & Bell Greenbrier. The funeral service will be at 11am on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the funeral home with Forest Morgan, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Pegram, TN.
She was born on November 20, 1943 in Nashville, TN to the late Dorothy Morgan and the late Howard Daniels. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Quilene Rose.

She was owner/operator of Goodlettsville Vacuum Sales. She is survived by her husband, Thurman Edward Watson; daughters, Kimberly (Derrick) Ray, Debra (Jason) Dilleha; son, Arthur James “Trey” (Vickie) Elmore, III; grandsons, Dalton floral squareElmore, Dominick Dilleha, Dane Hurley; brother, Rick (Jackie) Daniels and 2 fur babies, Teddy and Buster.

Jason Dilleha, Dominick Dilleha, Dane Hurley, Derrick Ray, Dalton Elmore and Charles Watson will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any no kill animal shelter. Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Regina Head

Regina HeadRegina Murphy Head, age 90, of Pleasant View, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her home. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 11am at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Anthony Lopez as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Michael’s Cemetery with Mrs. Head’s nephews serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Thursday from 9:30-11am. A Rosary will also be held on Thursday at 9am.

Mrs. Head was born June 17, 1927 in Springfield to the late James D. and Elizabeth Crouch Murphy. She was a homemaker and communicant of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Head is preceded in death by her brothers, James Murphy, Jr. and Felix Murphy and her sisters, Josephine Justice and Mary Elizabeth Heathman.

Mrs. Head is survived by her husband, Robert Head; sister-in-law, Louise Murphy; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the St. Michael’s Catholic Church. 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 Robert William Bradley

Robert William BradleyRobert William Bradley, age 70, of Greenbrier passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at his residence.

The family will receive friends 10am to 11am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at St. Michaels Catholic Church with a Funeral Mass following at 11am at the church. There will be a Rosary at 9:45am prior to the time of visitation. Burial will follow in St. Michaels Cemetery.

He was born in Petersburg, TN on June 6, 1947 to the late Robert Ellis and Ruby floral squarePierce Bradley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Bradley.
He was employed as a Surveyor.

He is survived by a son, Robert Ellis Morgan Bradley; daughters, Rachel Bradley, Sara Bradley; sisters, Joanne Roberson, Brenda Brown, Wanda (Thomas) Gregory and 2 grandchildren. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Melba Rhea Ellis

Melba Rhea EllisMelba Rhea Ellis, age 74 of Greenbrier, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, December 28, 2017 and 10am until 11am on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral will follow at 11am at the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens.
She was born October 15, 1943 in Springfield, TN to the late Olaf and Gertrude Moore Moulton. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church floral squareRidgetop.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Ellis, children, Scott Ellis, Mikey (Tonia) Ellis, Shelia Petty; sisters, Gail (Gene) Underwood, Bonnie (David) Sullivan; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Pastor Beltran Mainrad Beita

Pastor Beltran Mainrad BeitaPastor Beltran Mainrad Beita, age 70 of Millersville went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at his home. He was born July 10, 1947 in Volcan de Bueno Aires Puntarenas, Costa Rica to Pablo Beita Henrich and Maria Hidalgo. He received his US Citizenship Naturalization June 20, 1990. He was the pastor of Iglesia Vida Nueva in Clarksville, TN. He is preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary J. Cruz Beita, Millersville, TN; father, Pablo Beita Henrich; step-mother, Mary Beita Quesada, both of Costa Rica; son, Paul A. (Jackie) Beita, Harlingen, Texas; daughter, Ivana L. Beita, Goodlettsville, TN; 4 brothers, Manuel (Rocio Castro) Beita, Santos (Vilma Lopez) Hidalgo, Oscar (Madeline Kiser) Beita and Alfonso (Esmeralda Romero) Beita; granddaughters, Jessie (Josh) Lambert, Alexandria Beita, Sara Gutierrez; grandson, Isaiah Gutierrez; great-granddaughters, Grace Lambert and Faith Lambert; several nieces and nephews.

floral squareA Celebration of Pastor Beita’s life was held Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 6pm at New Life Fellowship church 8655 Highway 25 Cross Plains, TN (small chapel behind the Pavillion), with Pastor Steve Farmer officiating. Interment followed on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 3pm in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. No public visitation was planned.

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Remains Rest At Austin & Bell Funeral Home  In White House, Tn

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Obituary for Diane Dean

Diane DeanBarbara Diane Dean, age 70, of Perryville, MO and formerly of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the Restlawn Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday from 12pm until the hour of service at 2pm.

Ms. Dean was born November 25, 1947 in Springfield to the late J.C. and Margaret Osborne Dean. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Ms. Dean is preceded in death by her daughters, Cathy Hensley and Roxanna Bugg and her brothers, Michael Dean and Rickey Dean.

Ms. Dean is survived by her sons, Jeff Hensley of Springfield and Raymond (Jessica) Bugg, Jr. and Vincent Bugg, both of Perryville, MO; brothers, Danny Dean and Dwight Dean, both of Springfield; sisters, Betty Rawls and Brenda Wooden, both of Springfield; 7 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

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