In Loving Memory: Obituaries May 12, 2024

In Loving Memory: Obituaries May 12, 2024

In Loving Memory: Obituaries May 6-12, 2024

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Nancy Sue Walker Evetts

Nancy Sue Walker Evetts, a longtime resident of Hendersonville, died peacefully May 7, 2024, after a brief illness. She lived her life as “Sue” until her oldest grandson was born, when she became known to all as “Sudie”, a name originally given to her by her own grandfather.

Sudie was born May 30, 1939 in Robertson County, Tennessee, to Nancy Christine Randolph Walker (1916-1970), of Robertson County and Willard Bolton Walker (1916-1977) originally of Owen County, Kentucky. She grew up in Robertson County; in Dayton, Ohio; and in Nashville, with trips to Owen County. She was a member of the 1957 Springfield High School graduating class and later in life worked for many years at F&S Trailer Sales in Nashville. She joined Bluegrass Baptist Church/Indian Lake Peninsula Church in 1970 and remained a member for the rest of her life, most recently in the Friendship Sunday School class.

She was preceded in death by her parents, by eight generations of Robertson County ancestors, and by every best friend she ever had. Sudie is survived by her daughter Nancy Ann “Sissy” Armstrong of Gallatin and son Sam Evetts (Eileen) of Katy, Texas; grandchildren Sam Armstrong, Spencer (Brooke) Armstrong, Joshua Evetts, and Sara Evetts; great-grandchildren Everett and Aubrey Armstrong; friends Roger and Peggy Evetts of Old Hickory; and family-by-choice too numerous to name.

floral squareSudie’s memorial service will be conducted at Hendersonville Memory Gardens (353 E. Main St., Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075) on Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at 11:00 am, with visitation beforehand, starting at 10:00 am. Her ashes will be interred at Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield in a private family service.

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Arrangements entrusted to Hendersonville Memory Gardens – 353 E. Main St., Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075

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Obituary for Deojae Taylor 

Taylor, Deojae Andready – Age 51, passed away May 8, 2024, in Springfield, Tennessee.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024, 12p at Church Without Walls 6202 Dupont St. with Pastor, Dr. Martez Warren officiating. Cremation has already taken place.

Deojae “Dee” Taylor affectionately known as DOJ of Springfield, Tn (formally of Flint, Mi) was born February 7, 1973, in Flint, Mi to Marilyn Taylor. Deojae was a graduate of Flint Northern high school class of 1992. He later received his associates degree from Brown’s College in Minnesota-majoring in Communications with a minor in Journalism.

Deojae had a love for music like no other. Some would reference him as the best DJ to ever do it. The way he made his turntables talk was magical. In his younger years, he formed a rap group called 7 Faces of Death as well as a production company named Poizon Brain with his friend Anderson Smith. He made beats for people all over the world down in the infamous Dartmouth basement. Deojae would play his music so loud that his sister called their mother daily at work to tell on him. He would have the block rocking all day long.

Deojae leaves to cherish his memory: 1 son, Deojae Taylor Jr. of Springfield, Tn., mother, Marilyn Taylor of Flint, Mi., sister, Santresa (Anderson) Smith of Flint, Mi., brother, Jayson Miguel of Flint, Mi. 4 nephews, Nairobi Burkett Jr., Jayson Miguel Jr., Major Miguel & Jacory Miguel ,1 niece, Jayla Miguel all of Flint, Mi. 3 aunts, Barbara Smith of Flint, Mi., Libby Taylor of Flint, Mi., Glendoria Nails of Boston, Mass., 1 uncle, Reginald Nails of Lumber City, Ga., and a host of cousins and friends.

floral squareDeojae was proceeded in death by: Grandmother, Fannie Taylor and Grandfather, Russie Nails.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the Robertson County Funeral Home, Desmond & Richard from Springfield Mini Storage & the Springfield-Robertson County Police Department.

~For his son he lived, for his son he died~

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Marcie Lynn Mills

With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to Marcie Lynn Mills, age 65, a cherished mother, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend, who departed on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2024, leaving a profound void in our lives. Her radiant smile illuminated every room, offering comfort and warmth to all fortunate enough to know her. Despite her petite stature, Marcie’s presence was larger than life, leaving an indelible mark on everything she touched. Her intellect, drive, and unwavering dedication to her career were matched only by her passion for activism and her mastery of gardening and culinary arts. Alongside her beloved husband, John, she found joy in simple pleasures like watching shows and nurturing her cherished gardens. Marcie’s legacy of love, kindness, and boundless generosity will continue to inspire us all. Though she may have left this world, her spirit will forever reside in the hearts of those she touched. Rest peacefully, dear Marcie, knowing your light will continue to shine brightly through the lives you’ve enriched.

Mrs. Mills was born February 27, 1959 in Dallas, TX, to the late Wayne Gail Reece and Judith Ann Sharp Reece. She was a Paralegal for the State of Tennessee for many years.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by her stepmother, Jo Bentley Reece.

She is survived by her husband, John Mills; son, Jonathan Jennings; daughters, Heather Pruitt and husband Marty, Jillian Jennings (Ryan), and Jessica Jennings (Rhett); stepson, Daniel Mills; 7 grandchildren, Hailey, Hannah, Kyler, Livy, J.R., Jack, and Penny; sisters, Angela Reece Pierce, Kirsten Goodnight and husband Adrian, and Kendra Gray and husband David; and several nieces and nephews.

floral squareFuneral services will be conducted at 2pm Thursday, May 16th in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, with David Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield.

The family will receive friends from 12pm until time of the service at 2pm Thursday at the funeral home.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements. 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Bubba Douglas Jr.

Wilburn “Bubba” Ozell Douglas, Jr., age 72 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Sunday, May 12, 2024 at his home.

Memorial services will be conducted at Mallory’s Church, 4330 Thomasville Rd, Chapmansboro, Tn at 2:00PM on Saturday, May 18th, with Bro. Randy Hester officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday, May 18th from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Douglas was born on February 10, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Wilburn, Sr & Mazie Allman Douglas. He worked for the state military department as a locksmith. He loved all kinds of drag racing and car shows and was in the Cruise’n N Groove’n and the Middle Tennessee Chevy Club. He loved his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Joann Edgin; and nephew Matt Douglas.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 25 years, Dawn Douglas; son, Dustin Walker; two daughters; brother, Bobby (Sara) Douglas; sisters, Tammy (Jeff) Ellis, Donna (Todd) Williams; four grandchildren; and father and mother-in-law, Ronnie & Jackie Watts.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Charles Ernest Adkins

Charles Ernest Adkins age 58 of Cottontown passed away Sunday, May 5, 2024 at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born April 25, 1966 in Lorain, Ohio to William Thomas and Margaret and Thomas Adkins. He worked as a cook for McDonald’s. He enjoyed reading and watching Star Trrek. He had an incredible memory for history. He had attended Cherry Mound Baptist Church and had proudly served his country in the US Army during Grenada.

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brothers, Chris Adkins, Cottontown, TN and Billy (Tamma) Adkins, Lancaster, KY; numerous nieces and nephews.

There are no services or visitation planned. It was his wishes to be cremated and his ashes interred in the Belcher Family Cemetery in Elkhorn City, KY.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Dr. Janice Elaine Williams Baldwin

Dr. Janice Elaine Williams Baldwin born September 4, 1954 in Manchester, Tennessee surrendered her earthly burdens at the feet of Jesus and received her heavenly crown on May 6, 2024.

“Children, know that even if I die today, the Lord has heard and answered your prayers,” – Dr. Jan Baldwin, to the student body of Davidson Academy while serving in April 2018 as Head of the Lower School.

Amid her hardest battles, she used her every breath fearlessly to praise the God who made her with the purpose of leading those around her to His feet, cloaked with strength and dignity using her words to provide love and kindness. Intentionally taking every opportunity to teach and guide all who knew her. She was courageous in her belief of the Father’s ability to help all achieve the unachievable.

Her legacy lives in the seeds she planted within us. As the wind blows testing the roots of the tree, her prayers of protection are there. As the birds sing their praise for His provision each morning, her prayers for provisions that can only come from Him are there. As the flowers reach their faces to the sky in thankfulness of His light, her prayers of thankfulness are there. As children find joy and laughter in the day that He has made, her prayers of joy are there. As students seek His teachings in earnest, her prayers for your acceptance of His love and redemption are there.

Preceded in death by her father, Earl Williams, and mother, Dessie Dean Williams. Survived by husband of almost 50 years and love of her life, Fred Baldwin; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and JP King, grandchildren Collin and Cate; son and daughter-in-law, Drew and Leah Baldwin, grandchildren Boone, Anna Belle, Barrett, and Truett; daughter and son-in law, Dawn and Kevin Callas grandchildren Blake, Scarlett, Lucy, and Sutton; siblings Patsy (Larry) Lund, Jimmy (Linda) Williams, and Sherry Sherrill Gernat.

floral squareAll good gifts come from the Lord! (James 1:17) ‘Marmie’ was a good gift! To praise Him for her life well lived with intentionality and purpose, a Service and Visitation was held at Long Hollow Baptist Church on Saturday, May 11, 2024 in the Worship Center.

The family requests donations are made to a ministry very close to her heart:

Meridzo Center Ministries PO Box 425, 202 Church Street
Lynch, KY 40855. Please tag your donations with “For Marmie”

Arrangements by Madison Funeral Home 219 East Old Hickory Blvd. Madison, TN 37115. Phone 615-868-9020

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Obituary for Edna Louise Shaffer

Edna Louise Shaffer, age 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Bedford Memorial Hospital in Bedford, VA. She was born October 20, 1937, in Springfield, TN to parents Will and Edna Bilyeu (Moore).

Louise attended Woodland Street Elementary School and later on Springfield High School. At 18 she joined the Army WACS where she was trained as a medic and met her future husband, Alvin Shaffer. They were married a little over a year later and moved to Baltimore , MD. There she worked as a home maker until her four sons were raised, Dr. Barry D. Shaffer, Dr. Michael B. Shaffer, Dr. Mark A. Shaffer and Daniel L. Shaffer. Later on she worked as a private caregiver and also as a CNT at Medford Lees Nursing Home. Louise, or “Mutt” as she was known to her sisters, brothers and friends, growing up, had a zest for life, only to be surpassed by her love for God and dedication to her faith, her friends and most importantly, her family. She loved to volunteer, first with Seeing Eye Guide Dog foundation, then Prison Fellowship and finally as area coordinator for Angel Tree.

She also served on numerous missionary trips to Guatemala and Russia. Not to mention trips to Germany, Florida, California and Tennessee. She spent any spare time she had going on adventures with her sons, grandkids and family or friends. She loved the outdoors, camping, going to the lake, reading,crafting, sewing, thrifting and going to yard sales, amongst many other things.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin D, Shaffer, Willie James Bilyeu (brother), Tommy Wayne Bilyeu (brother), Mary Sue Bilyeu (sister) and Wanda Bilyeu Keith (sister). She is survived by her four sons, her sisters, Ruth Bilyeu Adams, Barbara Jean Rawls and Shirley Bilyeu Carroll. She also leaves many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many cousins.

floral squareFamily, friends and those whom life she has touched are invited to watch an online Celebration of Life, which the time and link will be posted on all her sons face book pages.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you send donations in her honor to Wounded Warrior Foundation , whose link will also be posted on her sons FB pages.

Arrangements entrusted to the Burch-Messier Funeral Home, 317 W Main St, Bedford, VA 24523. 540-586-7360.

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James Robert McCasland, Jr.
December 29, 1947 — May 2, 2024
Goodlettsville

James Robert McCasland Jr. was born on December 29th, 1947, in Madison, TN. At the age of 76, on May 2nd, 2024, at 2:16 p.m., Jesus took him home to live forever.

He was preceded in death by Barbra Jane Webb McCasland (late wife/mother of children), James Robert McCasland Sr. (father), Bessie Bowers McCasland (mother), Louise “Nana” Webb (mother-in-law) Cindy Elaine McCasland (younger sister), and Elan Webb McCasland (grandson).

He is survived by Debbie Whittemore Walrond (life-long friend). Siblings: Barbra McCasland Talley and Carol McCasland Edwards. Children: James Robert McCasland III and Jason Webb McCasland Sr. (Leslie). Grandchildren: Nikki Mae McCasland Mercer, Seana Linn McCasland Mansfield, John Michael McCasland, Anna Grace McCasland, Sadie Jane McCasland, Jason Webb McCasland Jr., Abbey Mae McCasland, and Rylie Elizabeth McCasland. 6 great-grandchildren, plus one to be delivered in September of 2024. Multiple nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and uncountable cousins.

Robert was drafted into the United States Army on September 14th, 1967. He was a sky soldier in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Infantry. He was honorably discharged on August 31st, 1969, having served 1 year, 11 months, and 18 days. He then went on to become a boilermaker for L&N Railroad in Nashville, TN. He retired and became a successful entrepreneur and valuable citizen of Goodlettsville, TN.

James Robert McCasland Jr.’s Celebration of Life will be held at his home, 5105 Brick Church Pike, Goodlettsville, TN, on Saturday, June 15th, 2024. Visitation will be held from 4p.m.-6p.m. The service will begin at 6 p.m., with a reception to follow. All are welcome.

floral squareHonorary Pallbearers: Goodlettsville Pool Hall Gang and GHS class of 1965.

Active Pallbearers: James Robert McCasland III, Stanley Houston McQuiston Jr., Terry Farrar Clendenin, Joshua Farrar Clendenin, Hansel Davenport Jr., and Zachary Nathaniel Gibson.

Any donations in Robert’s honor can be donated to the McCasland family church, “Union Hill Baptist Church”.

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Arrangements entrusted to Cole & Garrett Funeral Home -Goodlettsville.

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Obituary for Carolyn Evans 

Carolyn Jean Anderson Evans, 73, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Thursday May 9, 2024, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Goodlettsville.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday May 13th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Matthew Ellithorpe, Zach Reifer, Darrell Pridy, Laren Lusky, Ryan Ellithorpe, Wayne Ridge, Richard Eschbach, and Dan Keenan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers with be the members of her Red Hat Society. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Carolyn was born July 21, 1950, in Springfield, to the late Roy Anderson and the late Irma Jean Henderson Anderson. She was a retired dispatcher with Peidmont Gas, was a member of Madison Heights Baptist Church, and was a former Queen Mom and member of the Red Hat Society. Carolyn enjoyed sewing, reading, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren that she loved so much. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister: Dotsy Haley, and by her stepmother: Barbara Anderson.

floral squareCarolyn is survived by her daughter: Crystal (Randy) Ellithorpe of Ridgetop, by her son: Chad Vinson Hughes of Greenbrier, by her stepchildren: Joseph Evans and Elizabeth Evans both of Donelson, by her brother: Roy (Suzanne) Anderson of California, by her sisters: Gail (Jim) Jager of Springfield, Shirley (Joe) Whitley of Cross Plains, Martha Owen of Nashville, and Mary (Jerry) Choate of Greenbrier, by her grandchildren: Matthew (Jennifer) Ellithorpe, Ryan (Abby) Ellithorpe, Kayla (Dustin) Hughes, Chadsade (Zach) Reifer, and Esmae Hughes, by her great grandchildren: Samantha, Daniel, Mary Rhyan, Evren, Kyler, Eden, Harrison, and Theodore, and by her step grandchild: Faith Ollis.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Steven Dulley 

Steven Ray Dulley, age 72 of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at his home.

Memorial services were held Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 12:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Sarah McWhirt-Toler officiating. The family received friends from 10 AM until the hour of service. His remains will be buried at a later date in Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Dulley was born December 31, 1951 in Ft. Campbell, KY. He was retired from Unarco. He loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed helping his friends, fishing, and motorcycles. He is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Elizabeth Dulley; his father, Sherman Dulley; and his mother, Elfriede Schoenlien Kuemmel.

floral squareSurviving him are his son and daughter-in-law, Tom Amos and Cat Dulley of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Rebecca Elaine Dulley and Lucas Sherman Dulley; brothers, Peter Dulley, Harold Kuemmel, Frank Dulley, and Danny Dulley; and sisters, Gerri Pacini, Karen Gold, Ingrid Montanez, and Jackie Feldhaus.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Connell Memorial United Methodist Church Children’s Fund. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Bettye Edwards 

Bettye Jean Watts Edwards, age 95, of Springfield, TN passed away on May 6th, 2024, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loved ones.

Funeral services were held at Robertson County Funeral Home on Friday, May 10th with Reverend Paul Purdue officiating. The visitation was from 11 am – 1 pm with the service beginning at 1 pm. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Ryan Blackwell, Braydon Fry, David Edwards, Lars Edwards, Aren Edwards, Gairdt Edwards, Terry Watts, and Michael Watts serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Edwards was born July 30, 1928, in Nashville, TN to the late Hershel Watts and Sadie Smith Watts Hancock. She attended Coopertown High School and Draughon’s Business College. She was also a member of the New Chapel United Methodist Church. In her earlier years, Mrs. Edwards worked as an office administrator. Ultimately, she was known for being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, Mrs. Edwards is preceded in death by her husband, R.E. “Bub” Edwards, her brother Robert Watts, and her grandson, Michael Edwards. She is survived by her brother, Charles (Linda) Watts, her two sons, Lynn (Megan) and Ken (Kathryn) Edwards, and her daughter Diane (Steve) Blackwell. Mrs. Edwards is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews that will all miss her tremendously.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Circle of Friends at New Chapel Church 5016 Highway 49 West, Springfield, TN 37172.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Don Gurley

Donald “Don” Ray Gurley, age 76 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Friday, May 10, 2024 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church at 12:00PM on Thursday, May 16th, with Bro. Corey Minter, Bro. Tom Malone, and Bill Ezell officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery with Randy Terrell, Ryan Terrell, Theo Arsenault, John “Peanut” Nickens, Thomas Binkley, and Patrick Johnson serving as pallbearers. New Hope Adult Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday, May 16th from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.

Mr. Gurley was born on August 8, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Holland Freight Company. He was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Frances Gurley; daughter, Leanne Pulley; son Jackie Gurley; grandmother, Addie Mae Kerr; and brother, Charles “Butch” Gurley.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife, Peggy Gurley; daughters, Ginger (Patrick) Johnson and Tami (Randy) Terrell; brother, John “Peanut” (Allison) Nickens; sisters, Diane Baker and Renee Knupp; grandchildren, Lacie Reynolds, Jennifer (Theo) Arsenault, Ryan Terrell, Sarah (Keenan) Owen, Kelsie Krantz; and six great-grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Residence of Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, Tn. or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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(Updated) Obituaries April 29-May 5, 2024

Obituary for Peggy Clinard 

Peggy Marie Sloan Clinard, 77, of Hendersonville, passed from this life on Friday May 3, 2024, at The Waters of Gallatin.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday May 9th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Diane Coppock officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Austin Clinard, Dalton Clinard, Richie Howden, Jason Ward, Chris Smith, and Brian Watson serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Peggy was born October 8, 1946, in Greenbrier, to the late Woodrow Wilson and Jessie Lee Dickerson Sloan. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Greenbrier. Peggy enjoyed bowling, cooking, and bird watching, especially her hummingbirds. She was always a ballpark mom when her boys were playing ball and was a huge Nashville Predator’s fan.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother: Charlie Sloan, and by her sisters: Barbara Witt and Faye Watson. Peggy is survived by her husband of 61 years: John D. Clinard of Hendersonville, by her sons: Tim Clinard of Hendersonville, David (Jennifer) Clinard of Castalian Springs, and Steve (Nikki West) Clinard of Portland, by her grandchildren: Paige Clinard, Austin Clinard, Kaylee Clinard, Amber Clinard, and Dalton Clinard, by her brothers: Jimmy (Shelia) Sloan of Greenbrier, Billy (Martha) Sloan of Springfield, and Danny Ray (Penny) Sloan of Greenbrier, and by her sister: Patsy Parrigin of Greenbrier.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Nanzy Porter Stewart

Nanzy Porter Stewart was born in Pforzheim Germany, January 2, 1959. She died on May 5, 2024 at Vanderbilt Hospital awaiting a lung transplant.

She is preceded in death by her son, John Robert Stewart, Jr. and her parents, George and Sigrid Porter. She is survived by her husband, John Stewart of St. Amant, LA; siblings, Cindy L. Porter of Nashville, TN, David S. Porter (Brenda) of Springfield, TN, and Julia L. Woodard (Woody) of Mount Dora, FL; nephews Michael J. Woodard (Kimberly) and children Haley, Liam, and Greyson; and Andy C. Woodard (Emily).

She was a 1977 graduate of Greenbrier High School in TN and earned a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1981 where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. Upon graduation she worked as an auditor for the State of Tennessee followed by a career with the Internal Revenue Service for 34 years before retiring in 2016.

Nanzy was a long term resident of Louisiana and attended Newsong Community Church in Prairieville. She was an avid quilter and active member of the River City Quilt Guild of Baton Rouge, the Cajun Country Quilters of Gonzales, and other sewing groups. She had a heart for others and used her gifts by sewing items for NICU babies and dresses for children in Haiti. Nanzy also donated numerous quilts to The Giving Quilt organization in support of children’s charities including: CASA, Braveheart, and Threads of Love.

She loved traveling with her family and enjoyed gardening, reading and outdoor activities.

Nanzy was loved by many and made a positive impact in the lives of others.

floral squareThere will be a Celebration of Life service followed by a reception on Saturday, May 18, 2024, 1 – 4 pm held at Newsong Community Church, 18465 Old Perkins Rd, Prairieville, LA 70769.

In lieu of flowers, Nanzy had requested that donations be made to Newsong Community Church, St. Jude’s, Children International, or World Wildlife Fund.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Charles Ernest Adkins

Charles Ernest Adkins age 58 of Cottontown passed away Sunday, May 5, 2024 at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born April 25, 1966 in Lorain, Ohio to William Thomas and Margaret and Thomas Adkins. He worked as a cook for McDonald’s. He enjoyed reading and watching Star Trrek. He had an incredible memory for history. He had attended Cherry Mound Baptist Church and had proudly served his country in the US Army during Grenada.

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brothers, Chris Adkins, Cottontown, TN and Billy (Tamma) Adkins, Lancaster, KY; numerous nieces and nephews.

There are no services or visitation planned. It was his wishes to be cremated and his ashes interred in the Belcher Family Cemetery in Elkhorn City, KY.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Marsha Putnam

Marsha Putnam, age 69 of Springfield, TN passed away on April 30, 2024 at her residence. She was born on February 13, 1955 a beloved daughter of the late Hallie and Mary Page Boren.

Marsha graduated from St. Thomas Hospital School of Nursing in 1975, and then spent most of her 40+ year nursing career as a trauma and ER nurse at Jesse Holman Jones Hospital, then later Northcrest Medical Center. She had a loving and compassionate heart for her family and others as she opened her home to those in need. She spent her retirement watching and caring for her grandbabies and spending as much time as possible with family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her grandson, Brennon Putnam; brothers, Dwayne Trump and Dwight Trump.
She leaves behind her loving and caring family. Husband Dale Putnam, sons, Russell Putnam (Whitney), Eric Putnam and Brian Putnam (Kayla); grandchildren, Cyril Woods, Mariyiah Putnam, Gibson Putnam, Carson Putnam and Allie Putnam; sister, Laura Rush (David) nieces; Susan Trump and Mary Galloway (Kelvin), and other special family; Krysta Long and R.J. Whited III.

floral squareVisitation and funeral service was held at Anglin Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 from 10:30 am and continued until the time of service at 1:00 pm with burial following at the Page cemetery with Brian Putnam Officiating. Pallbearers: Cyril Woods, Bennie Pearson, Wallace Love, Rich Durant, Eric Putnam, and Bob Saunders.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home, Dover, TN and online condolences may be made at anglinfuneralhome.com.

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Obituary for Wanda Henson 

Wanda L. Henson, age 73 of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Her remains were cremated and a private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Wanda was born July 21, 1950 in Springfield to the late Richard and Geraldine Cannon Osborne. She loved the Lord and was a member of Christ Community Apostolic Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth “Earl” Henson; sister, Rita K. Dorris; and brothers, Mac Osborne and Paul Richard Osborne.

floral squareSurviving Wanda are her daughter and son-in-law, Kandi and Michael Morris of Cedar Hill; brother and sister-in-law, Richie and Gina Osborne of Springfield; grandchildren, Marrisa, Jimmy, Robert, Benjamin, and Thomas Morris; and great grandchildren, Markus, Malkum, and Mathis Morris.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Bill Shepard Obituary

Mikeum Stevenson “Bill” Shepard, 81, of Adams, passed from this life on Tuesday April 30, 2024, at his home.

Graveside services were conducted Thursday May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Tim Harris officiating. Pallbearers were Steve Shepard, Isaac Shelton, Eli Shelton, Bayard Shelton, Delvin Hester, and Sammy Bryant. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Bill was born September 5, 1942, in Stroudsville, to the late Samuel Franklin “S.F.” and Ruby Elizabeth Watts Shepard. He was a lifelong farmer and was of the Baptist faith. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his favorite pastime was sitting on his front porch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several siblings.

floral squareBill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Christine Clinard Shepard, of Adams, by his son: Frank Stevenson “Steve” Shepard and wife Cathy of Adams, by his daughter: Kendra Lynn Shepard Shelton and husband Bayard of Cedar Hill, by his brother: Robert P. “Tippy” Shepard and wife Linda of Stroudsville, by his sister: Dimple Warren and husband Mike of Cottontown, by his grandchildren: Eli and Isaac Shelton of Cedar Hill, by his bonus grandchildren: Kathrine (Landon) Wehrung, Andrew (Kelly) Francis, by his bonus great grandchildren: Greyson, Layla, Violet, and Olivia Wehrung, Brett (Journey) Francis, Britney (Chris) Francis, Tyler Francis, and Levi Francis, and by his bonus great great grandchild: Riley Francis.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Adams Fisherman’s Club and may be sent c/o the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Mary Jane Duty

Mary Jane Duty with eyes of blue, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2024, after a long, hard battle with cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones where she spent her final days in the home of her youngest daughter in TN. She was born in Arlington, TX, to Joe and Mary Beaver and was 1 of 5 children. She was a graduate of Sam Houston High School and later worked as a Superintendent of Trammell Crow Construction, a job that she was most proud of. Mary also enjoyed the simple pleasures including chatting with friends (Allen & Nancy Austin), quilting, and sewing, fishing and hunting where she outshined the men, gardening and feeding the hummingbirds, often going through a gallon of food a day. She often spoke of her travels to Venezuela and had hoped to return some day. Mary had a great sense of humor and an uncanny ability to know things she really didn’t have firsthand knowledge of almost like a mind reader. She was to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband in June and loved all her family.

floral squareShe is pre-deceased by her parents, Joe and Mary Beaver and her sister, Betty Gillum. She is survived by her husband, Randy Duty of Buncombe, IL, her daughters Kim Wempa of Portland, TN, Kelly Alperin and her husband, Brian, of Norfolk, VA, Jayme Urich and her husband, Michael, of Cross Plains, TN, her brothers Joe Beaver Jr. and wife, Dee, of Hickory Creek, TX, John Beaver of Broughton, IL, and sister Janda Hooper and husband, Steve, of Siloam Springs, AK, niece Landa Ellsworth, nephew Lance Hooper and niece Latisha Keith, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as her Yorkshire Terrier, Sophie.

The family wishes to thank Vanderbilt University and Alive Hospice care staff and Austin Bell funeral home for their support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, TN.

A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, May 26, 2024 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House at 2PM with Bro. Steven Hooper officiating. Visitation is planned for Sunday, May 26, 2024 1-2PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Faye Vernon McQuiston

Faye V. McQuiston, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2024 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at 5pm Monday in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating.

The family received friends from 3pm until time of the service at 5pm Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. McQuiston was born June 19, 1942, in Madison, NC to the late Dewey Lee Vernon and Alice Irene Hooker Vernon. She worked in the housekeeping department at Opryland Hotel most of her life.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, Mrs. McQuiston was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie McQuiston Sr.; sons, Johnny McQuiston and Oscar Lee Briggs Jr.; and a sister, Judy Vernon.

She is survived by a daughter, Denise (Adrian) Bernhardt; sons, Joseph (Samantha) McQuiston, Walter McQuiston, Larry (Dawn) Armstrong, Michael (Marie) Armstrong, and Terry (Lindsay) McQuiston; 27 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements. 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Linda Ruth Pelham

Linda Ruth Pelham, age 75 of Portland passed away Friday, May 4, 2024 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was born January 27, 1949 in Nashville, TN to Cecil and Esther Ray Davis. She worked as a sales associate for Macy’s before her retirement. She enjoyed cooking for her family and playing with her grandchildren. She especially loved family trips to the beach.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John David Pelham, Sr.; brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Patti Davis; sister, Shirley Davis; son-in-law, Randy Briley. She is survived by her son, John David (Beckie) Pelham, Jr., Gallatin, TN; daughters, Buffey Briley, Portland, TN and Dana (Chuck) Carter, Hendersonville, TN; brother, Wayne (Rita) Davis,; sister, Iva Lou (Kenneth) Boyd, both of Goodlettsville, TN; 7 grandchildren, Bailey (Zack), Brady, Kalie (Dan), Tanner (Laura Beth), Macy, Logan and Finley; 2 great-grandchildren, Krew and River; nieces and nephews.

floral squareVisitation was held Sunday, May 5, 2024 12pm until 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment followed in Halltown Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers. The family respectfully requests no flowers at this time but would appreciate all of your prayers.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Nancy Karen Paul

Nancy Karen Paul, age 79, of Springfield, passed away Friday, May 3, 2024 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville.

Ms. Paul’s wishes were to be cremated and there are no services scheduled at this time.

Ms. Paul was born August 23, 1944, in Greenville, PA, to the late Harvey and Alice Locke Axtell. She worked in the manufacturing industry most of her life.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Paul was preceded in death by her husband, William Kemp Butler.

floral squareShe is survived by a son, Tim Shafer; daughters, Kimberly (Raymond) Harris, and Dana (Doug) Crocker; 6 grandchildren, Brennan Avery Kemp Proffitt, Carrter Penn Lynn, Tiffani Harley (T.J.) Murphey, Joshua Dale (Allison) Kerr, Cody Shafer and Cory Shafer; and 4 great grandchildren, Paisley Blair Murphey, Rhett Cecil Murphey, Savannah Jade Kerr and Jaxon Shepherd Kerr.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements. 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Ruth Binkley

Mary “Ruth” Binkley, age 96, of Greenbrier, Tennessee, died Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Monday, May 6th, with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with Jeramy Binkley, Daniel Gupton, Donald Ray Moore, Joe Mark Fort, Randy Balthrop, Ricky Balthrop, and Anthony Moore serving as pallbearers. Her sons, Billy Binkley & Dennis Binkley were honorary pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday, May 5th, from 2:00PM until 6:00PM and again on Monday from 9:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mrs. Binkley was born on April 12, 1928, in Robertson County, Tennessee, to the late Ray Moore, Sr. & Lillie May Henderson Moore. She was retired from Acme Boot Company in Ashland City and was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Madell Binkley; son, Dan Binkley; brothers, Ray Moore, Jr., John Moore, Jerry Mac Moore, Jack Moore, and Jimmy Moore; sister, Ruby “Tee” Chester; and son-in-law, Barry Gary.

floral squareSurvivors include her sons, Billy (Linda) Binkley and Dennis Binkley; daughter, Helen Gary; daughter-in-law, Teresa Binkley; brother, Wayne (Beverly) Moore; sisters, Patty Poole and Nellie Jo Balthrop; grandchildren, Jeramy Binkley, Shelly (James) Gupton, Kendie (Jason) Laws, Danielle (Thomas) Rutherford, Dana (Ben) Moseley; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren & one on the way; and numerous nieces & nephews..

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Marilyn Lynn Wlbur

Marilyn Lynn Wilbur, age 57, of Russellville, KY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 with her daughter Amber by her side, at the Hospice of Southern Kentucky.

Funeral services were conducted at 1pm Sunday, May 5th in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cross Plains with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends from 11am until time of the service at 1pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Wilbur was born July 12, 1966, in Tucson, AZ to the late Oliver C. Walker and Winifred Irene Kirkpatrick Walker. She was a cook at convenience stores most of her life.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wilbur was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lewis Wilbur; and a sister, Lorraine Peltier.

floral squareShe is survived by her sons, Roy Louis Wilbur, Jr., Wendall Lee (Stacy) Wilbur, Kurt Lance (Katrina) Wilbur, and Christopher Ladd Wilbur; daughters, Amber Lynn (Clarence) Wilbur, Crystal Lane Wilbur, and Michelle Lynn Hammonds; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Larry Walker, Martin Walker, and Doug Walker; sisters, Vicky Hester and Becky Mankel; and a special extended daughter, Amanda Hulsey.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements. 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Lou Verne Hall

Lou Verne Hall, age 83 of Cross Plains passed away Wednesday, May 1,2024 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born October 10, 1940 in Portland, TN to John and Eura Keith Huntsman. She worked in sales for Wal-Mart until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, going to yard sales and sitting on the porch visiting with family. She loved spending time with her family more than anything else.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 43 years, Dale Hall; brothers, James, John and Charles; sisters, Sue and Linda. She is survived by her sons, Karl (Rhonda) Bond, Center, KY and Ken Bond, Cross Plains, TN; step-daughters, Lynette Hall, Beth Melton, Kristi Lancaster, all of IL; step-son, Roger Hall, IL; sister, Patty Seay, Lafayette, TN; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was Monday, May 6, 2024 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Greg Young officiating. Interment followed in Jake Link Cemetery with Mitch Orr, Jacob Bond, Josh Bond, Travis Seay, Charles Beasley and Joey Johnson serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Monday, May 6, 2024 12pm-2pm at the funeral home.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Caleb Short

Caleb Anderson Short, age 49 of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at the Residence of Alive Hospice surrounded by his family.

Funeral services were conducted at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Pleasant View at 4:00PM on Sunday, May 5th, with Bro. Randy Riggs, Bro. Dave Inman, and Bro. Chris Moody officiating. Burial followed in Good Springs Cemetery with Troy Nicholson, Ryan Stack, Jason Kimbrough, Kendrick Short, Lee Smith, Frank Tejeda, Stevie Duke, and Rick Nicholson serving as pallbearers. Dustin Gebers, Jason Ashworth, Walter Parker, Jesus Bravo, Layne Gebers, and Ben Atherton served as honorary pallbearers.

The family received friends at the church on Sunday, May 5th from 1:00PM until the hour of service at 4:00PM.

Caleb was born on December 5, 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee to Donna Anderson & the late Gary Short. He was in management at Frontier Foundation. He also taught at PVCS for 12 years, where he was loved by many teachers and students and also coached football. Caleb enjoyed bowling and mechanical work and was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Gene Anderson; paternal grandparents, Almond & Helen Short; and mother-in-law, Lou Ann Nicholson.

floral squareIn addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 26 years, Deanna Short; son, Isaac Short; daughter, Delaney Short; brother, Justin (Abby) Short; sister, Rebecca Short; maternal grandmother, Eve Wright; brother-in-law, Troy Nicholson; nieces, Katherine Nicholson, Ella Short, and Jacelyn McCluskey; nephew, Kendrick Short; and father-in-law, Bobby (Charlotte) Nicholson.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn 38105.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Koda Huskey

Koda Lane Huskey, age 3, of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Monday, April 29, 2024, at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Tuesday, May 7th, with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating.

Koda’s remains were cremated following the funeral service.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Koda was born on February 24, 2021, in Clarksville, Tennessee, to Darron and Brandi Inman Huskey. He was a sweet child who loved dinosaurs, and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is survived by sister, Harper Huskey; paternal grandfather, Chris Huskey; paternal grandmother, Kristen Crooke; maternal grandparents, Adam & Christy Inman; and uncle, Hunter Huskey.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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