In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of the Week Feb 7, 2018

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In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of the Week Feb 7, 2018

In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Jan. 31, 2018 – Feb 7, 2018

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Peggy Gunn

Peggy GunnPeggy Joyce Dudley Gunn, 90, of Springfield, died Sunday February 4, 2018 at The Waters of Robertson. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday February 7th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Oakley officiating. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with George R. Gunn, Robert Ralston, Clyde Dean, David Dean, Henry Dean, Brad Carneal, and Sam Hollingsworth serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry and Phyllis Hickerson, Lynn Antheil, Shirley Hinton, and Brigitte Johnson.

Mrs. Gunn was born January 23, 1928 in Columbus, GA to the late George B. and Jimmi Lou Johnson Dudley. She was a homemaker and business partner with her husband in Gunn’s Animal Clinic. She was a Girl Scout troop leader for eight years, and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Dr. Jack Anderson Gunn, by her brother: Lt. Col George F. Dudley, and by her niece: Debra Dudley. Mrs. Gunn is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Joyce Ann and floral squareDavid M. George of Clearwater, FL, grandson: Daniel Morgan George of Clearwater, FL, nieces: Cindy Gunn Putnam of Manchester, Lovie Gilbert Raines of Germantown, Gayle Gilbert Alber of New Jersey, and Sandra Dudley of Virginia, nephews: George R. Gunn of Seymour and Randall George Dudley of Virginia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stokes Brown Library, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or Springfield Baptist Church

Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Freeman Allen Loafman

Freeman Allen LoafmanFreeman Allen Loafman, 81, of Greenbrier, died Saturday February 3, 2018 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday February 7th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Steve Freeman officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Loafman was born July 30, 1936 in Bowling Green, KY to the late Ed and Essie Loafman. He was a retired machine operator with Ford Motor and he was a Christian. He was a member of the former Greenbrier Lions Club. Mr. Loafman enjoyed gardening, raising chickens, raising kennel dogs, riding quarter horses, and buying, selling, and trading pocket knives.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Ernestine Clay Loafman, his brothers: Chester and Harrison Loafman, and his sister: Thelma Davis. Mr. Loafman is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Ray and Angela Loafman of Pleasant View, daughter and son-in-law: Sherry and John Bagwell of Greenbrier, sister: Betty Loafman of Lawrenceburg, grandchildren: Brandi Bagwell Kubala and Jessica Roman, two great grandchildren

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Bertha Lee Bell

Bertha Lee BellEarly in the morning on Saturday, February 3, 2018, God dispatched His angel to bring one of His special servants home. The angel visited the bedside of Mother Bertha Lee Bell and said, “Your Heavenly Father says it’s time for you to join Him, come and take your rest.”

Mother Bertha Lee Bell was born September 17, 1922 to John and Sally Turner in Sumner County, Tennessee. She was one of nine children.

She was educated in the Sumner County school system attending Oak Grove School. Working many years in both the public and private sectors, she retired from doing what she loved, private childcare. Loving, nurturing, and caring for her family were her greatest joys.

Mother Bell professed hope in Christ at an early age and united with Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she faithfully served in many capacities until her health failed.

Mama Bertha, as she was loving called by so many, was preceded in death by her husband, Phinist Bell; son, Ammon Thomas Brooks; and daughter Denise Williams.

She leaves to cherish loving memories daughters, Evelyn (Cleophus) Payne, Linda (Dr. A. Eugene) Collier, Angel (Melvin) Scharklet; daughter-in-law, Frankie Brooks; son-in-law Samson Williams; 14 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 23 great-great-grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and friends.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
II Timothy 4:7 NKJV

floral squareFuneral services will be conducted Wednesday February 7th at 1:00 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Cross Plains with Walter Grant, Th.D officiating. Interment will follow in the Friendship Cemetery with grandsons and great grandsons serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Don Byrne

Laurie Donon “Don” Byrne, 70, of Springfield, died Saturday February 3, 2018 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday February 8th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Byrne was born December 21, 1947 in Cedar Hill to the late Thomas J. and Mary Harris Byrne. He was a retired Chemist and Chief Operator for the City of Springfield Waste Water and Sewer Department. He also served as a training officer for over thirty years with the Springfield Fire Department. Mr. Byrne was a member of the former Springfield Jaycee’s, a ham radio operator, and was of the Catholic faith.

Don ByrneIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-son: Emmitt Logan Keith, his step-daughter: April Lee Quick, and his siblings: Thomas, Jr., John Robert, William R., Paul, Mickey, and Jimmy Byrne, Agnes Abernathy and Betty Fisher. Mr. Byrne is survived by his wife of 41 years: Betty Walker Byrne of Springfield, sister and brother-in-law: Lynda and Bill Citro of Columbus, OH, mother-in-law: Gwen Walker of Joelton, grandchild: Rachel Narveaz, great grandchildren: Disafian and Emmylou Narveaz.

Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Michael Sanders Wright

Michael Sanders WrightMichael Sanders Wright, 59, of Springfield, died Wednesday January 31, 2018 at North Crest Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday February 5th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Ricky Summers officiating. Interment followed in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Cedar Hill with nephews serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Michael was born August 12, 1958 in Robertson County. He professed Christ at an early age and was of the Baptist faith. He had worked at the former Elm Hurst Nursing Home in maintenance and he enjoyed driving trucks. He was preceded in death by his father: James Ellis, and by his brothers: James Wright and James L. Ellis.

floral squareMichael leaves to survived him his mother: Roberta Wright of Springfield, brothers and sister-in-law: Clifford and Rochelle Wright and Robert Wright all of Springfield, his sisters and brothers-in-law: Sylvia Wright, Peggy Lunsford, and Fannie and Garfield Bowens all of Springfield, Lizzie Mae Neblett of Cedar Hill, Delores and Jessie McFadden of New York and Brenda Wright of Madison, cousins: Karen and David Clay of Madison, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Ruby Haggard

Ruby HaggardRuby Louise Haggard, age 67, of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o’clock pm, Saturday, February 10th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Steven Haggard officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Kenneth Binkley, Kyle Bejma, Dakota Love, Dalton Love, Robert Gagnon, and Daron Colburn.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday beginning at 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

floral squareMrs. Haggard was born on November 8, 1950 in Nashville to the late Robert and Rebecca Haggard. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Larry Tidwell.

Survivors include her husband, Sonny Hunter; daughter, Jennifer (Donald) Patrick; brothers, Richard (Dora) Haggard, James “Skeeter” (Cheryl) Haggard, Roger (Wilma) Haggard, Teddy (Pam) Haggard; sisters, Pam (Doug) Kearney, Gayla Hill; five grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Eleanor Joan Searles

Eleanor Joan SearlesEleanor Joan Searles, age 93 of Hendersonville, passed away at home on February 7, 2018. She was a loving mother and grandmother; and was a warm, loving, and caring person to all who knew her. She was a Bridge Master, and loved bowling, gardening, swimming and outdoor activities. And, she loved to travel.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry S. Searles; and a son, Raymond Searles. She is survived by her sons, Stephen E. Searles and Ronald (Karen) Searles; and her granddaughter, Razi (Keith) Wilson.

floral squareThe family will receive friends on Sunday, February 11, from 2-4pm with a Rosary service beginning at 3:30pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. A graveside service will be on Monday, February 12, at 11:00am at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will follow the interment Monday, February 12, at 1:00pm at Our Lady of The Lake Church in Hendersonville with Father Eric Fowlkes officiating.

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

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Obituary for James Rodgers

James RodgersJames Albert Rodgers, age 81, of Lewisburg, KY, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield. A Graveside Service will be held Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11am in the Western Kentucky Veterans Cemetery. Burial will follow with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 1-5pm. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service on Monday.

Mr. Rodgers was born June 10, 1936 in Obion, TN to the late Fred and Ollie Jones Rodgers. He was the Director of Radiology at NorthCrest Medical Center and was of the Cumberland Presbyterian faith. Mr. Rodgers was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of #403 Rockwood TN Masonic Lodge.

floral squareIn addition to his parents Mr. Rodgers is preceded in death by his son, Mark D. Rodgers. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Hoover Rodgers; sons, James (Tammie) Rodgers of Hernando, MS, Joseph (Jill) Rogers of Panama City, FL and Will Bennett of Mooresville, NC; daughters, Lorie Rodgers of Russellville, KY, Mona Rodgers of Goodlettsville and Erin Wilson of Statesville, NC; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Daisy Watts

Daisy WattsDaisy Evelyn Watts, age 87, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Ashland City.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 o’clock am, Saturday, February 10th, at EverRest of Cheatham with Bro. Joey Myers officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Watts was born on February 9, 1930 in the Pinnacle Community of Cheatham County to the late Everett and Laura Tally Simpson. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

floral squareIn addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Watts; brother, James Simpson; sisters, Earlie Mai Cheek, and Edith Moore.
Survivors include her son, Eddie (Lori) Watts of Pleasant View; daughter, Brenda (Brian) Ogle of Pleasant View; brothers, Johnny (Carolyn) Simpson of Springfield, and Wayne (Janice) Simpson of Ashland City; sisters, Dolly Butler of Joelton, and Alma Spero of Nashville; granddaughters, Kelley Lanae (Trey) Williams and Amber (Phillip) Swanson; great-grandchildren, J.J. and Clarene Williams.

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

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Obituary for Benny Ray Price

Benny Ray PriceAge 79 of White House passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Alive Hospice Madison Campus. He was born January 22, 1939 in Terre Haute, Indiana to John and Nellie Canada Price. He worked as an accounting consultant with True Temper before his retirement. He was an avid stamp collector, loved playing the lottery and to shop for groceries. He especially liked to score buy one get one free items at the grocery. He was a member of American Legion Post #206 from White House.

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Rita Ann Bomgardner Price, White House, TN; sons, Timothy (Lisa) Price, Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania and Christopher Price, Greenbrier, TN; sister, Betty (Richard) Kennedy, Terre Haute, Indiana.

There are no services or visitation scheduled for Mr. Price at this time.

Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN

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Obituary for William James Farrell

William James FarrellAge 60 of White House passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at his home. He was born July 10, 1957 in Galesburg, Illinois to William James and Mary Louise Wilk Farrell. He last worked as an assembly line worker at Electrolux and was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed watching sports and was an avid Bears and Cubs fan, as well as the Tennessee Titans. He also loved fishing and playing pool.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sisters, Margaret (Patrick) Bent, Galesburg, IL; Theresa (Thomas) Bond, White House, TN and Kathleen (Mel) Higgins, TX; 7 nephews and 6 nieces; 6 great-nephews and 8 great-nieces; 1 great-great nephew and 1 great-great niece, all that he loved dearly.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Steve Farmer officiating. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1-3pm at the funeral home. REMAINS

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Obituary for Cecil Watts

Cecil WattsGlenn “Cecil” Watts, age 91, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Ashland City.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o’clock am, Thursday, February 8th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Joey Myers officiating. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 7th, from 4:00-8:00PM and again on Thursday beginning at 9:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Watts was born on February 6, 1927 in the Coopertown community of Robertson County, Tenneseee to the late George and Maggie Horton Watts. He was retired from Werthan Bag Company, and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in World War II.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Shelly Watts, Burton Watts, Bernard Watts, Ernest Watts, Otto Watts, Hugo Watts, Billy Watts, Quentin Watts, Taylor Watts, and Sylvanus Watts; sisters, Bessie Drake, Mildred Overby, and Clara Drake.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife, Daisy Simpson Watts; son, Eddie (Lori) Watts, of Pleasant View; daughter, Brenda (Brian) Ogle of Pleasant View; sister, Betty Hooper of Nashville; granddaughters, Kelley Lanae (Trey) Williams, and Amber (Phillip) Swanson; great-grandchildren, J.J. and Clarene Williams; and many nieces & nephews.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to either the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) or to ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network) autisticadvocacy.org

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

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Obituary for Delma Irene Swezea

Delma I. Leslie Swezea, age 92 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at her residence. Austin & Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends 11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Austin & Bell Funeral home Greenbrier. The funeral service will follow at 12 noon at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Gary Kimball officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Gainesboro, TN on May 19, 1925 to the late Charlie and Georgia Lee Hopkins Leslie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth C. Swezea; son, Danny Swezea; sister Frances Kirby; brothers, Elbert Leslie, Alvis Leslie, Oliver Leslie and granddaughter, Angela Swezea.

She was employed by J.C. Penney’s and Shoney’s. She loved to talk, read books and work word puzzles. She was a giver who loved everyone and took care of her family. She was loved and adored by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephew and nieces. Many times she knew of the boyfriend or girlfriends before the parents knew.

floral squareShe is survived by son, Wayne Swezea; brother, Charles (Eva) Leslie; sister, Margaret Trisdale and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other family members. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Alive Hospice. They were always there for her and the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, New York 10004.

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

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Obituary for Danny Elliott

Danny Ray Elliott, age 70, of Chapmansboro, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 4pm until the hour of service at 6pm.

Mr. Elliott was born November 23, 1947 in Springfield to the late Ernest and Lizzie Slayton Elliott. He worked in construction.

In addition to his parents Mr. Elliott is preceded in death by his brother, William Bugg.

Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife, Dorothy Traughber Elliott; sons, Danny Ray (Tammy) Elliott, Jr. of Clarksville and Eric (April) Elliott of Springfield; daughters, Vickie (Michael) Craig of Orlinda and Allicia Elliott of Chapmansboro; brother, Joseph Wayne Elliott; sisters, Linda Faye Traughber of Hopkinsville, Annie floral squareTraughber of Springfield and Diane Bugg of Springfield; grandchildren, Tiffany Rose, Mark Rose, Justin Rose, Danny Ray Elliott, III, Matthew Elliott, Emma Elliott, Cody Elliott, Nolan Elliott, Daniel Elliott, Shannon Elliott, Kayla Elliott, Devin Elliott and Bethany Elliott; and great-grandchildren, Camron Douglas, Preston Douglas, Emmalynn Greer, Adalynn Rae Elliott, Maverick Rose and Jaydon Rose.

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

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Obituary for Walter Lee Hethcoat

Walter Lee HethcoatWalter Lee Hethcoat, age 74 of Fairview, TN passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at NHC Springfield.

The family will receive friends 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service will follow at 12 pm at the funeral home with Bro. Ray Mayo officiating. Burial will follow in Harpeth Hills Cemetery.

floral squareHe was born in Centerville, TN to the late Howard and Mary Conner Hethcoat. He was also preceded in death by brother, Howard Hethcoat and a sister, Margaret Huffman.

He was a roofer in the construction industry. He is survived by a sister, Jill Hudson.

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

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Obituary for Terry Herbert Smith

Terry Herbert SmithTerry Herbert Smith, age 77 of Nashville, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at his home.

Terry was a passionate parent, grandparent and creator of music and furniture.

He leaves a legacy as a pioneer in the music industry as one of the first copyright administrators serving thousands of music publishers and their writers, both in the US and abroad.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife and three children, 12 Grandchildren, 16 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be scheduled at later date.

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

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Obituary for Jackie Harp

Jackie HarpJackie Oather “Tadpole” Harp, age 91, of Springfield, passed away Friday, February 02, 2018 at his home. A graveside service was held Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11am in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Michael Smith officiating. Burial followed with Herschel Smith, Tommy Smith, Bryant Crabtree, Eddie Henderson, Larry Henderson and Bob Bell serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 4-8pm and again on Monday from 10-10:30am.

Mr. Harp was born September 13, 1926 in Franklin, KY to the late Clarence and Laura Mae Gray Harp. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, was a funeral assistant and handy man at Austin & Bell for many years and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. He was kind and generous and loved his country music record collection. Mr. Harp also enjoyed canning tomatoes and picking blackberries.

In addition to his parents Mr. Harp is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Hutton Harp, his brother, Sam Harp and his daughter, Mary Lee Johnson.

floral squareMr. Harp is survived by his son, Jackie “Bubba” Harp, Jr. of Springfield; daughters, Martha “Janie” Smith, Judy Henderson, Sheila Henderson and Jacquelyn Duke, all of Springfield and Wanda Cook of Mt. Juliet; brother, Walter Harp of El Paso, TX; sisters, Nancy Page of North Carolina, Shirley Moore of Smyrna and Margaret Tolbert of Dothan, AL; grandchildren, Jamie Smith, Herschel Smith, Thomas Lee Smith and Jimmy Henderson, Larry Henderson, Bryant Crabtree and Jessica Cook; and several great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Robert Lee Gentry

Robert Lee GentryAge 72 of Madison, TN passed away February 2, 2018 at his home. He was born February 16, 1945 in Trenton, Georgia to Warren and Ruth Gentry. He worked as a truck driver for Ryder Transportation. He loved music and playing his guitar.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose Gentry; 2 brothers; 2 sisters. He is survived by son Byron Gentry, GA; step-sons, George Baxter, Springfield, TN and Dale Baxter, Trenton, GA; daughter, Tammy Thompson, GA; step-daughters, Kathy Pace, and Teresa Pewett, both of Woodbury, TN, Charlene Huff, Madison, TN and Beth Shortsleeve, Cottontown, TN; brothers, Carl Gentry, Trenton, GA and Wesley Gentry, GA; sister, Becky Gentry, Trenton, GA; numerous grandchildren. There are no services or visitation planned for Mr. Gentry.

There are plans to bury his cremated remains in Georgia at a later date.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, Tn is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Opal Axley

Opal AxleyOpal A. Axley, age 92, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Claiborne-Hughes Health Center.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 o’clock am, Monday, February 5, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Craig Geesaman and Bro. Jose Efrain Pallares officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Erin, Tennessee at 3 o’clock pm with Brad Pallares, Trever Pallares, Eli Pallares, Hayden Roth, Will Axley, Melvin Spears and Judah Courtney serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, February 3, 4:00-8:00pm and again Monday 9:00am until the hour of service at 11:00am.
Mrs. Axley was born on November 15, 1925 in Erin, Tennessee to the late William Thomas and Elsie Lee Brooks Bailey. She was a homemaker and was a member of Metro Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William Arthur Axley; great-granddaughter, Mina Courtney; sisters, Edna Powell and Florence floral squareSpears; and brother, Thomas Bailey.

Mrs. Axley is survived by sons, Johnny (Mary) Axley of Greenbrier and William “Billy” (Leesa) Axley of Portland; daughters, Gail Reece of Joelton and Gladys (Dean) Guinn of Ashland City and; five grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren and; two great-great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Barbara Rushing

Barbara RushingBarbara Jean Gregory Rushing, age 65, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at her home. A graveside Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1pm in the Orlinda Cemetery with Brother David Jicka and Brother Joe Rushing officiating. Scattering of Ms. Rushing’s cremains will follow. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside Memorial Service.

Ms. Rushing was born August 11, 1952 in Orlinda to the late Edward and Adabelle Dixon Gregory. She worked as a sitter.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Ms. Rushing is preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Gregory and her sisters, Bonnie Caldwell, Shirley Morris and Patsy Hester.

Ms. Rushing is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Annie and Dewey Newberry of Springfield; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

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

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Obituary for Ann Green

Ann GreenAnn Hill Green, age 80, of Cedar Hill, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at The Waters of Robertson. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Paul Gardner officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

Mrs. Green was born July 14, 1937 in Louisville, KY to the late Fred Hill and Versie Spurlock Hill Slusher. She was a self-employed house keeper.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Green is preceded in death by her husband, Larry S. Green, her step-father, Ben Slusher and her sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Omer Gene Brooksher.

Mrs. Green is survived by her son, Alan (Karen) Green of White House; nieces, Pam Stack and Marcia Carlisle; grandchildren, Allison (Cory) Baker and Andrew Green; and great-grandchild, Collyn Caroline Baker.

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

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