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In Loving Memory: Obituaries October 8, 2023

In Loving Memory: Obituaries October 8, 2023

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Oct. 2-8, 2023

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Anjali Peek

Anjali Peek, 57, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Sunday October 8, 2023, at her home. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Friday October 13th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Anjali was born January 22, 1966, in Washington, DC. She was a graduate of Karns High School, in Knoxville, Class of 1984. She later obtained her bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University. Anjali worked several years as a Customer Service Manager at Springfield Wal Mart. She loved life, especially being with children, her family, and her friends. Anjali had a huge heart and was always willing to do anything she could for anyone.

floral squareAnjali is survived by her husband: Eric Peek, whom she would be married to for 35 years this December, by her son and daughter-in-law: Derik Robert and Jessica Peek of Columbia, S.C., by her daughter: Kathleen Peek and fiancé Devin Williams of Greenbrier, by her grandchildren: Alexia Peek and Caroline Peek, by her parents: Gian and Swaran Walia of Atlanta, GA, by her brother and sister-in-law: Roger and Susan Walia of Atlanta, GA, and by her nephews: Landon and Liam Walia of Atlanta, GA

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

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Obituary for Eunice Smalling

Eunice Smalling of Springfield passed away in the early hours of October 9 following a long illness. She was born in Nashville on April 1, 1939

Mrs. Smalling is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years, Donald Smalling, her sister, Esther Sullins, resident of Jubilee Hills in Goodlettsville, and daughters, Donna Bock (Gerhard) of Nashville, Jane Armstrong (Joe) of Springfield, and Kathy Arbogast (DeWayne) of Madison. She is survived by seven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, many well-loved nieces, nephews and cousins. She leaves behind her lifelong dear friend, Rebeccah Dickens of Hermitage.

Mrs. Smalling is preceded in death by her parents Wilma O’Brien Winfrey Poston and Ollie Aaron Winfrey, and by her brothers, Ray and Ralph Winfrey.

Miss Eunice grew up in East Nashville and Madison. Mr. and Mrs. Smalling lived many years in Madison and White House before retiring to Springfield. For many years, Mrs. Smalling attended Old Hickory Boulevard Church of Christ in Madison and White House Church of Christ before joining the brethren at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Springfield.

In earlier times, Mrs. Smalling loved to travel, entertaining all with tales of her adventures. She enjoyed fellowship with her brothers and sisters in Christ, and visits with family, friends and neighbors. Mother knew no greater joy than to have her grandchildren and great-grandchildren about her.

floral squareMemorial service will be held at 4 o’clock PM, Thursday, October 19th, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 3323 Bethlehem Road, Springfield, Tennessee; Pastors Bob Carroll and Jim Woodard officiating. Visitation with family precedes the service at 3 o’clock PM.
Mrs. Smalling’s body will be cremated and her ashes interred at Liberty Baptist Church cemetery in Lafayette, Tennessee, at a later date.

“Nana” will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her.

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Arrangements entrusted to Tennessee Cremation Care

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Obituary for Odessa “Jean” Doss

Odessa “Jean” Doss, age 92, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2023 at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11am Wednesday, October 11th at Hopewell Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Woodard, Bro. Joe Donald King, and Bro. Brad Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery with Richard Cobb, Terry Cobb, Tony Cobb, Trent Cobb, Lee Gunn, Zackary Gunn, and Stephen Callis serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Ray Cobb, John Mark Cobb, Drew Cobb, and all the Deacons of Hopewell Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 4-7pm Tuesday, and again from 10am until time of the service at 11am Wednesday all at the church.

Mrs. Doss was born May 2, 1931 in Robertson County, to the late Rayburn and Odessa Moore Cobb. She was a homemaker and her greatest joy in life was loving and taking care of her family. Mrs. Doss was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church for 75 years.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Doss was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Doss; brothers, Ralph Cobb, Charles Cobb, Wallace Cobb, J.W. Cobb, and Rayburn Richard “Tom” Cobb; and sisters, Weltha Adams, and Edna Ellis.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughters, Debbie Bell, and Connie (Bob) Hogan; 2 grandchildren, Lee (Heather) Gunn and Brooke (Stephen) Callis; and 4 great grandchildren, Faith Callis, Mary Brynlee Callis, Zackary Gunn, and Zoey Gunn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, National Headquarters, ATTN: Financial Operations, 733 Third Avenue, Suite 510, New York, NY 10017 or by visiting www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org

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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 Jerry Wayne Graves

Jerry Wayne Graves, age 79, of Springfield passed away after at brief illness on September 19, 2023 at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Jerry was born on November 4, 1943 to the late Herbert Wilson and Susie Summers Graves in Cedar Hill, TN. He worked at Delight Products before retiring with 32 years of service and then enjoyed farming and caring for his dogs and cows up until his death.

He was an avid fan of NASCAR #9 Bill Elliott and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jerry was well known in the Barren Plains community, along with his son Jeff, for their famous pork barbecue and sausage. He always took great pride in his work rebuilding motors, gardening and canning produce and sharing with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Summers Graves. He is survived by his son Jeff (Cynthia) and grandsons Evan, Frank and James. A sister, Betty (Chester) Fuqua and a brother, Wilson (Rosemary) Graves. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all, including his 8 nieces and nephews, 8 great nieces and nephews and 6 great-great nieces and nephews.

floral squareJerry’s wishes were to be cremated with a family celebration of life for family and friends to be held at a later date.

The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation for the CCU doctors and nursing staff at Northcrest, especially his nurse Taylor and Dr. Raymond Cracion.

Arrangements were entrusted to Alternative Cremation and Funeral Services 206 B Cool Springs Blvd., Ste 201, Franklin, Tennessee 37067.

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Obituary for Paul Thomas Graves

Paul Thomas Graves, 80, of Cedar Hill, passed away on Friday October 6, 2023, at his home.

Graveside services will be conducted Sunday October 8th at 3:00 p.m. in the Dunn Cemetery in Cedar Hill with Pastor Rebecca Rochte Votral officiating. James Henshaw, Phillip Moss, Jaxson Moss, Frank Smith, Ralph Leftrick, and Darrell Burkhart will serve at pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Paul was born November 9, 1942, in Springfield. He was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School Class of 1960 and was a retired construction pipefitter and a farmer. Paul was a former member of New Chapel United Methodist, where he taught Sunday School, and was a current member of Porter’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a member and past Master of Western Star Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason, a former Shriner, and a member of the Pipefitter’s Union Local 572. Paul enjoyed hunting, camping, riding horses, roping, woodworking, playing guitar and mandolin, and was a dog and horse trainer. He was preceded in death by his father: Jewell Graves, by his mother: Julia Head Graves Moss, by his grandparents that raised him: Morris and Myrtle Head, and by his brothers: Mark and David Moss.

floral squarePaul is survived by his wife, Mary Wilks Graves, whom he would be married to 60 years this coming December, by his son: Michael Graves of Murfreesboro, by his daughter and son-in-law: Dawn and David Arnold of Adams, and by his grandchildren: Ashley (Colton) James and Blake Arnold and fiancee Hayley Dozier.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Porter’s Chapel United Methodist Church and may 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 Marcia Russell Nelson

Marcia Russell Nelson, 91, of Springfield, passed from this life on Thursday October 5, 2023, at her home.

A time of visitation with the family will be held on Thursday October 12th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Ms. Marcia was born February 17, 1932, in Springfield, MA, to the late Herbert W. and Josephine Dean Russell. She was a graduate of Classical High School in Springfield, MA. She was a retired secretary with the Friendly Ice Cream company in Springfield, MA. Ms. Marcia was a volunteer with the NorthCrest Auxiliary for over 25 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: John A. “Jack” Nelson.

floral squareMs. Marcia is survived by her son: James A. “Jim” Nelson of Springfield, by her daughter and son-in-law: Lynne Marie and Joseph Mazzie of Springfield, MA, and by her 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions can be made to the NorthCrest Auxiliary or to the Shriner Children’s Hospital. All donations 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 Lori Michelle Pyles Lockmiller

Lori Michelle Pyles Lockmiller, 45, of Brentwood, passed from this life on Wednesday October 4, 2023, at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday October 9th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Rock Springs Cemetery with Tony Neal, Sam Dickerson, Kent Evetts, Keith Shelton, Mac Pyles, Trevor Dickerson, Stetson Dickerson, and Brent Neal serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Lori was born June 9, 1978, in Nashville, to the late Robert Mac and Sue Bracey Pyles. She was a graduate of Greenbrier High School Class of 1996. She received her bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and was also a member of the MTSU Dance Team. Lori enjoyed being a cheerleader for the Tennessee Titan’s for two years, and then always enjoyed going to the home games and tailgating. She was a stay at home mother that loved being involved in her son’s school and sporting events. The true loves of her life were her sons, Nicholas and Robert, and her dogs, Daisy and Stella. Lori had a funny sense of humor and a sweet disposition.

floral squareLori is survived by her sons: Nicholas and Robert Lockmiller both of Brentwood, by her brother and sister-in-law: Brett and Shelly Pyles of Hendersonville, by her niece and nephew, Kayley and Mac Pyles of Hendersonville, and by the father of her children: Jon Lockmiller of Brentwood.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may 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 Earl Wayne Blackwell

Earl Wayne Blackwell, 76, of Greenbrier passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.

His remains will be cremated, and a service is not planned at this time.

Mr. Blackwell was born on June 28, 1947, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife: Patricia Cheek Blackwell, and his brother: Harold Blackwell. He honorably served our country in the Navy and was also a retired auto mechanic. Earl enjoyed buying, building, and collecting guns in his free time. Above all, he loved his floral squarefamily, especially his great-grandkids.

Surviving Mr. Blackwell are his stepdaughter: Paula Reynolds of Springfield, grandchildren: Kacie and Bethany of Springfield, and great-grandchildren: Ethan, Jonathan, Amaya, and Jr. all of Springfield.

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

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Obituary for Nikki Lynn Davis

Nikki Lynn Davis, age 38 of White House passed away Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Saint Thomas Midtown. She was born June 16, 1985 in Nashville, TN to Ricky Davis & JoJean Marie Mapes. She worked in sales for Comcast and was a member of Bellshire Assembly of God. She also enjoyed attending NorthRidge Church in White House. Nikki loved listening to music, especially old Rock and country music. The thing she loved most was spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Bette Mapes; paternal grandparents, Willie Perry Davis & Mary Lillian Davis. She is survived by her mother, Marie (Stacy) Demonbreun, White House, TN; Dad, Ricky Davis, Jacksonville, FL; Fiance’, Dwayne Coleman, White House, TN; sons, Davis Coleman, White House, TN, Dorian (Carolyn) Coleman, SC and Marquis (Esther) Coleman, Denver, CO; brothers, Joseph (Jessica) Davis, FL, Kenan (Caitlin) Demonbreun and Austin (Jade) Demonbreun, both of White House, TN; maternal grandfather, Joe Mapes; grandparents, David & Martha Demonbreun, White House, TN.

floral squareA Celebration of Life memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastors Derek & Rachel Capello officiating. Visitation with the family is planned for Thursday, October 12, 2023 3-7PM 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 Donald Wayne Gilliland

Donald Wayne Gilliland, age 85, of White House passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at his home. He was born December 12, 1937 in Corinth, Mississippi to Luther Hester Gilliland & Fannie Bell Barker. He worked in the shipping and receiving department for Zenith in the manufacture of televisions. He enjoyed sports and collected sports memorabilia, especially things related to the Dodgers, Stephen Curry or Peyton Manning. Mr. Gilliland was a very talented handyman and was very involved in the deaf community. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren most of all.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Patsy McAlister; son, Marty Wayne Gilliland; sister, Delores Kopf. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Joyce Gilliland; son, Donnie (Kimberly) Gilliland; daughter, Mary Lynn (Michael) Chapman, all of White House, TN; brother, Denny (Nila) Gilliland, Corinth, MS; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2023 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Jonathan Finch officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Monday, October 9, 2023 10AM-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 Michael Hamby

Michael Lee Hamby, age 55 of White House went home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born June 19, 1968 in Kingsport, TN to David and Peggy Sproles Hamby. He worked as a maintenance technician for Lifeway Christian Resources. He enjoyed motorcycle rides, going to see the Nashville Predators, watching football, going to the car races, camping and fishing. Michael enjoyed listening to audio books and had listened to approximately 3K plus books during the past six years. He enjoyed being involved in the motorcycle ministry more than anything else and used it to witness for Christ. He attended Long Hollow Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Deborah Hamby, White House, TN; sons, Coty (Lore) Hamby, Clarksville, TN,, Matthew (Amanda) Chamberlain, Goodlettsville, TN and David Chamberlain, White House, TN; sister, Kristina (Mark) Collins, Cummings, GA; 3 grandchildren, Derrick, AJ and Julian.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Friday, October 13, 2023 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Marty Bilbry and Bro. Larry Yarborough officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Friday, October 13, 2023 10am-2pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project 223 Rosa Parks Ave #301 Nashville, TN 37203

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

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Obituary for Renee Dorris

Teresa Reneé Dorris, age 61, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 7th, with Bro. David Royalty officiating. Burial followed at 2:30PM in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Kentucky, with David Smith, Josh Harris, Kevin Jarrell, Daniel Anderson, Blaise Kelly, and Chris Allen serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Eric Thaler, Mike Sesnan, Jeff Sesnan, Josh Poole, Barry Young, John Dorris, Rex Dorris, Chuck Dorris, and Logan Sesnan.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 6, from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Saturday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00 noon.

Reneé was born on September 21, 1962, in Nashville, Tennessee, to the late Grady & Carolyn Sesnan Dorris. She was a registered nurse who specialized in behavioral health. Her profession gave her the opportunity to take care of others for 40 years. She was a member of First Baptist Joelton.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Karen Dorris.

floral squareShe is survived by her cousins and faithful caregivers: Steve (Lori) Smith and Beth (Kevin) Jarrell; other loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends; and her faithful fur baby, “Gidget”.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Bennett Manor Assisted Living, P.O. Box 156, Joelton, Tennessee 37080

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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 Sheila A Weiss

Sheila Lee Weiss, age 73 of White House passed away Saturday, October 7, 2023 at her home. She was born June 15, 1950 in New York, NY to Leo & Patricia Law Morrison. She was a clerical worker for the Santa Ana Police Department and later sold real estate. She enjoyed dancing, music, playing board games with her friends, going on cruises, visiting the beach and sailing. She was always the life of the party and was very silly and very social with everyone.

floral squareShe is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allan Weiss; brother, Russell Morrison; son-in-law, Daniel Schwartz. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Schwartz, White House, TN; brothers, Jack Eason, Uvalde, TX and John (Melanie) Barnes, Marietta, GA; 2 grandchildren, Cheslea Schwartz and Sierra Bradshaw, both of White House, TN; 2 great-grandchildren, Brinley and Walker. Mrs. Weiss chose cremation and there are no services or visitation planned.

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

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Obituary for Audrey Christine Webster

Audrey Christine Webster, age 92, of Springfield, passed away Monday, October 2, 2023 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted at 2pm Friday, October 6th, in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro David Evans officiating. Burial followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery in White House with Christopher Webster, Gary Savell, Zachary Webster, Evan Webster, Michael Dickey, and Steve Webster serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends from 10am until time of the service at 2pm Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Webster was born October 17, 1930 in Loughman, FL to the late Dave and Fannie Day Alsobrook. She spent most of her life working in retail sales, and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Webster was preceded in death by her husband, George Webster.

floral squareShe is survived by her son, Christopher (Tammy Artz) Webster; daughter, Kathy Webster Link; 5 grandchildren, Zachary (Liz) Webster, Evan Webster, Lauren (Kolin) Hatfield, Amber (Gary) Savell, and Michael (Candy) Dickey; and 9 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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(Updated) Obituaries September 24 – Oct. 1, 2023

Obituary for Joseph Frank Wilson

Joseph Frank Wilson, age 76 of the Martins Chapel community died Saturday September 30, 2023, at the Nashville VA Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Wednesday October 4, 2023, in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Barry Simpson and Bro. David Dell officiating. Burial followed in the Martins Chapel Cemetery with Jacob Smith, Joe Privitt, Maverick Privitt, Chad Wilson, Pat Raymer and Mark Snowden serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Dickie Thompson, Randy Wilson, Sam Wilson, Ricky Wilson, Don Osborne and the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church family. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday October 3rd from 4 until 8 pm and again on Wednesday from 11 am until the service time at 1 pm.

Frank was born March 4, 1947, in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Houston and Bonnie Sloan Wilson. His wife, Barbara Roberts Wilson, a brother, Bud Wilson and a sister, Iris Snoffer also preceded him in death. He was a member of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church for 51 years and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam. Frank was a retired security guard, which suited him well as he loved walking and the outdoors. Frank loved to drive and did all the driving when taking trips. He was also a self-taught artist in painting and drawing.

floral squareSurviving him are his daughter, Maria Barnett of Hermitage, brothers, James “Shine” Wilson, Chester Wilson and a sister Brenda Jung all of the Martins Chapel Community; grandchildren, Mandy (Joe) Privitt and Heather (Jacob) Smith; great grandchildren, Madison and Maverick Privitt and Maxwell and Sandler Smith and many nephews and nieces.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the MICU team at the VA for their care of Frank.

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

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Obituary for Neada Carr

Neada Ray George Carr passed away peacefully at her home in Cedar Hill, Tennessee on September 29th in the comfort of her living room surrounded by the family that she so dearly loved. She was born on September 4th 1939 in Big Rock, Tennessee to Ray and Mildred George. She was the oldest of their four children. On November 9th 1957 she married the love of her life and for the next 66 years they built an amazing life together.

She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. A force to be reckoned with she unapologetically lived her life how she saw fit. Confident and in control of every situation, she welcomed her own and other’s obstacles and challenges and enjoyed coming up with creative solutions. She had a long and successful real estate career, teaching, mentoring, and serving so many. She lived her life with open arms and an open door, extending an invitation to all she met to share a meal at her dining room table.

floral squareShe was predeceased by her parents, Ray and Mildred George, brother, Jimmy George, brother, Johnny George, son, George Carr, son, Andrew Carr, and grandson, Gunther Helm. She is survived by her husband, Phillip Carr, daughter-inlaw, Debbie Carr, son, Tony Carr, daughter, Mary Castleman, son, Chris Carr (and wife Joan), daughter-in-law, JoAnna Carr, daughter, Eve Helm (and husband Wayne), son, Stephen Carr (and wife Beth), son, Nathan Carr (and wife Michelle), 28 grandkids, 23 great grandkids, 1 great granddaughter on the way, 3 great great grandkids, 1 great great grandsons on the way, many more extended family members, and countless others that she called her own.

A Celebration of Life was held at The Cedars at Carr Farm in Cedar Hill, Tennessee on October 7th. Visitation was from 10 AM until 2 PM with a memorial service starting at 2 PM followed by a burial on the family farm.

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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 Mary Ruth Trumphour

Mary Ruth Trumphour, age 85 of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday, September 29, 2023 at Morningside of Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Robinson and Rev. Robert Earl Bell officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cross Plains with Daniel Chaney, David Chaney, Samuel Osborne, William Osborne, Robert Fulcher, Dewayne Fulcher, Jimmy Payne, and Timmy Payne serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday from 2 until 8 PM and Tuesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Mrs. Mary Ruth was born February 10, 1938 in Cross Plains to the late E.H. and Velma Swann Osborne. She was a member of Milldale Presbyterian Church and was a retired teacher and librarian at East Robertson High School. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don Trumphour.

floral squareSurviving her are her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kris Fisher of Cross Plains; granddaughters, Ashton Fisher Kreps and husband, Robert of Nashville and Anna Fisher of Nashville; great granddaughters, Iris Joan Kreps and Ivy Ruth Kreps; brother and sister-in-law, Will Ed and Lana Osborne of Cross Plains; nieces, Katie Osborne of White House and Sara Moseley of Cedar Hill; and nephews, Samuel Osborne of White House and William Osborne of Franklin, KY.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to either Milldale Presbyterian Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 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 Faye Eden Bagwell

Faye Eden Bagwell, 79, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Wednesday September 27, 2023, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Graveside services were conducted Monday October 2nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Terry Martin officiating. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Ms. Faye was born February 27, 1944, in Springfield, to the late Thomas and Helen McEwing Eden. She was retired from Datrek Professional Bags. Ms. Faye loved her electronic Solitaire and Yahtzee games, and she loved sports, having played softball in her younger years. She was an avid Atlanta Braves, Nashville Predator’s, and Tennessee Titan’s fan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son: Robert Dwayne Bagwell.

floral squareMs. Faye is survived by her husband of 60 years: Joe Bagwell of Greenbrier, by her daughter and son-in-law: Angie and John Martin of Greenbrier, by her grandson: Justin Martin, by her bonus grandchildren: Autumn (Bradley) Nicholas and Brian (Sam) Tinch, by her daughter-in-law: Karen Bagwell of Franklin, and by her brother: Wayne Eden of Ohio.

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

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Obituary for Kristy Dawn Gainous Maldonado

Kristy Dawn Gainous Maldonado, age 35, of Clarksville, Tennessee, passed away quietly on September 27, 2023, at her family home in Springfield following a courageous battle with cancer.

Kristy was born on December 7, 1987, to her parents living in Barren Plains, TN. She graduated from Springfield High School and enjoyed her time working at HG Hills. Kristy loved being a homemaker, cooking, and spending time with her beloved Shi-tzu, Gracie.

Kristy is survived by her husband: John Maldonado of Clarksville, her parents: Kerry Dawn and Randy Allyn Brons of Springfield, her sisters: Kayla Cox of Portland, TN and Kristen McEwing of Glasgow, KY, her adopted Mom: Susan Tidwell of Burns, TN, and special friend: Lucy Mills of Madison, TN.

Mrs. Maldonado is preceded by her father: Robert Earl Gainous, and by her grandparents: Ray and Francis Gainous, Mildred Ruge Samon, Virginia and Theodore Brons.

floral squareThe family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Centennial Hospital who cared for Kristy this past year, and to RN Dana and CNA Lashawndra of Tennova Hospice who gave loving care to Kristy and support to her family during this time.

Kristy requested cremation with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date at her parents’ home in Springfield, TN.

For those desiring, a memorial gift may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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

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Obituary for Billy Joe Hornberger, Sr. 

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Billy Joe Hornberger, Sr. died, Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral Services were conducted on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Anne Proctor and Tim Harris officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Billy Hornberger, Jr., Roger Dorris, Todd Dorris, Thad Dorris, Troy Farrar, and Gordon White serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Will Hornberger, 2019 Grand Family and the Woodland Street United Methodist Church. The family received Saturday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with Masonic service at 7:00 P.M. and again on Sunday from 12:00 Noon until hour service at 2:00 P.M.

Billy Joe was born on February 12, 1943, to the late Billy Batts Hornberger and Eliza Eunice Webb. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death, daughter; Melissa Hornberger, brother; Jerry Russell Hornberger, and sister; Jane Broadrick. Billy Joe was a member of Woodland Street United Methodist Church and served as former choir director. Billy Joe served in the United States Army Reserve. He loved his family, woodworking, horses, motorcycles, and fishing. He was a past Grand Chaplain for the Grand Chapter of Tennessee of the Eastern Star.

floral squareBilly Joe Hornberger, Sr. is survived by; wife Sherry Farmer Hornberger of Orlinda, sons; Will (Elaine) Hornberger of Springfield, Billy Joe (Sommer) Hornberger, Jr. of Cross Plains, Roger (Kathy) Dorris of Springfield, Todd Dorris of Greenbrier, Thad (Stephanie) Dorris of Springfield, daughters; Judith Ann Dotson of Springfield, Paulette (Troy) Farrar of Gallatin, Sister; Ann Felts of Springfield, 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contribution may be made to Woodland Street United Methodist Church. All donations can be sent in 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 Mark Allen Shadrick

Mark Allen Shadrick, age 52 of Adams, passed from this life on Monday, September 25, 2023 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Rick Burton officiating. Burial followed in Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Gary Shadrick, Brad Shadrick, Matthew Stewart, Blake Shadrick, Tyler Shadrick, Scott Rainey, Neil Murphy, and Colter Jetton serving as pallbearers. The honorary pallbearer was Max Schlueter. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday from 9 AM until the hour of service.

Mark was born September 16, 1971 in Nashville. He was a farmer and especially enjoyed working with his cattle. To know him was to love him, as Mark would do anything that he could for anyone.

floral squareSurviving him are his wife, Kelly Shadrick of Adams; son SGT Tyler Shadrick and wife, Destiny Sparacino-Shadrick of El Paso, TX; daughter, Brandy Jetton and husband, SGT Colter Jetton; grandchildren, Milo Jetton and Lilith Shadrick; father, Jimmy Shadrick of Adams; mother, Connie Shepard of Ashland City; and brothers, Gary Shadrick and wife, Missy of Adams and Brad Shadrick and wife, Amy of Adams.

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

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Obituary for Ivory Jean Gardner Quarles

Ivory Jean Gardner Quarles was born March 20, 1952, in Springfield, Tennessee. She was the first of 11 children. She was a faithful and active member of the First Baptist Missionary Church until her health failed her. She served on the mother board and was the women’s Sunday school teacher.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Woodard Gardner, Sr. and Mamie Jean Toliver Gardner, her late husband, Reverend Ronald Lee Quarles, son, Michael DeWayne Quarles and two siblings, Woodard Gardner, Jr., and Selina Gardner.

Ivory was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School in 1970. She attended Falls Business College, graduated nursing school, and was an LPN for over 40 years at NorthCrest Medical Center. She loved reading and watching basketball. On September 25, 2023, she transitioned from this life to be with her Lord. Left to cherish her memories are her son, Marcus Quarles, grandchildren, Joshua, Amber, Joe and Jonavon, great granddaughter, Kyndall Quarles. Also, left to cherish her memories are her siblings, Wilma Gardner, Daniel Gardner, Carolyn Hudgens, James Gardner, Thomas (Annabelle) Gardner, Melissa (Abdul) Rashada, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation was held Friday September 29, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at First Missionary Baptist Church – 1204 Cheatham St
Springfield, TN 37172. Funeral service followed. Burial was at Restlawn Memorial Gardens 6330 Hwy 41 Cedar Hill, TN 37032

floral squareI have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2nd Timothy 4:7-8 KJV

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

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Obituary for Richard Davis “Dick” Stroud

Richard Davis “Dick” Stroud, age 79 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, joined our Savior Lord on September 30th, 2023. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ola Davis Stroud, brothers; Clarence Stroud, Jr., and Robert “Bobby” Stroud. Mr. Stroud is survived by step-daughter Melonie Roberts Carideo, son-in-law Paul James Carideo; granddaughters, Bethany Elaine Carideo and Taylor Noel Klippel; sisters, Betty Stroud Griffin and Patsy Stroud Walker; as well as many loved and adored nieces and nephews.

Dick graduated from Jo Byrns High School where he lettered in Varsity Football. After high school, Dick enlisted in the US Marine Corp. A proud Vietnam Veteran, he served in the infantry and as an artillery gunner. He was employed at Oscar Mayer and Reddy Ice in Nashville, Tennessee and was a member of the Cedar Hill Baptist Church.

He coached women’s slow pitch softball for over 30 years – including The Flames and Nashville Express and also enjoyed bowling and canoeing. Dick spent his last years of retirement in Athens, Tennessee attending local sporting event, walking, attending services at the Athens First Baptist church and cheering on his family and lifelong friends of the Marine 1/12th Whiskey Battery.

floral squareGraveside services were held Saturday, October 7th, 2023, at 2 p.m. CST at Springfield Memorial Gardens, 400 Memorial Blvd., Springfield, Tennessee with Pastor Eric Taylor officiating and music provided by nephew Bob Stroud. Active pallbearers were Josh Jackson, Jacob Fuqua, Michael Stroud, Matthew Jackson, Jaylen Barnette, Cody Stroud and Bob Stroud.

Visitation with the family was Saturday, October 7th from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut Street, Springfield, Tennessee.

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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 Robert Steven “Steve” DeSheles

Robert Steven “Steve” DeSheles, age 69, of Goodlettsville, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2023 at his home. Graveside services were conducted at 2pm Wednesday, October 4th in the White House Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends from 11am until 1pm Wednesday at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.

Mr. DeSheles was born August 14, 1954 in Springfield, to the late Dalton T. and Helen Marie Berry DeSheles. He spent most of his life as a welder doing steel work.

floral squareHe is survived by his son, Dustin DeSheles; daughter, Deanna (Dustin) Anderson; 2 grandchildren, Bryce Anderson and Emmarie Anderson; and sisters, Dorsey Bennett and Sheryl (Kelly) Minnis.

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

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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 Haskle “Curtis” Felts

Haskle “Curtis” Felts, age 91, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Friday, September 29, 2023 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

A graveside service was conducted at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville at 2:45PM on Tuesday, October 3rd, with Dr. Hubert Cunningham officiating.

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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 Ted Warren Weakley

Ted Warren Weakley, age 76, of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:30PM on Monday, October 2nd, with Bro. Gene Parton and Bro. Matt Honeycutt officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with Justin Eads, Tyler Eads, Isaiah Weakley, Ely Weakley, Nathan Griffy, and Brian Mann serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 1st from 2:00PM until 6:00PM and again on Monday from 1:00PM until the hour of service at 2:30PM.

Mr. Weakley was born on March 12, 1947 in Clarksville, Tennessee, to the late Leonard & Lorene Binkley Weakley. He was a retired machinist from Trane Company where he was a work leader. He was also a tobacco farmer. Mr. Weakley was a member of Harper Road Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Donnie Ray Weakley; brother, Ronnie Weakley; and son-in-law, Darryll Griffy.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 41 years, Sue Weakley; sons, Chad (Lisa) Weakley and Bryan Eads; daughters, Cindy Griffy and Tammy (Charlie) Axley; sister, Debbie Wolford; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, Inc., 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-9658

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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 Janice Diane Greenwood

Janice Diane Greenwood, age 68, of Greenbrier, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2023 at St. Thomas Midtown.

Funeral services were conducted at 1pm Wednesday, October 4, in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Brother Jeremy Sisk and Brother David Andrews officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jason Mathis, Devon Greenwood, Austin Barden, Randy Weaver, Walker Weaver and Logan Eagles serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends from 4-8pm Tuesday, and again from 11am until time of the service at 1pm Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Greenwood was born May 27, 1955, in Greenbrier, to the late Paul Thomas and Felicia Ledbetter Weaver. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Greenwood was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Weaver.

floral squareShe is survived her husband, Charles Lee Greenwood; son, Jason Mathis; daughter Chanda Greenwood; brothers, Ronnie (Charlotte) Weaver and Randy Weaver; sisters, Faye Williams, Betty Allgood, Sandra Merkel and Joy Bollinger; 6 grandchildren, Austin Barden, Shelby Barden, Kaitlin Mathis, Logan Eagles, Devon Greenwood and Mackenzie Mathis; and 2 great grandchildren, Roman Eagles and Austin Rinaldi.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital c/o Austin and Bell Funeral Home.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier is in charge of these arrangements. 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Harold Uygene Evans

Age 89 of White House passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at his home. He was born August 1, 1934 in Senath, MO to Joseph & Eva McDaniel Evans. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for 27 years, retiring as a Command Sgt Major. He then worked for the Petersburg, VA Sheriff’s Department, where he retired with 21 years of service. He volunteered for Skyilne Medical Center as an Ambassador for 13 years, working in Same Day Surgery and other departments. He enjoyed fishing, listening to country music and baseball. He could have been a professional baseball player but chose the military and service to his country instead. He was most proud to have been chosen by the Pentagon to attend Command Sgt Major Academy in Texas. He attended White House First United Methodist Church.

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers; 3 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Maxine Evans, White House, TN; daughter, Sue Evans, Portland, TN; nieces, Liv Justice and Michelle Stewart, both of White House, TN; nephew, Mike Stewart, Goodlettsville, TN.

Funeral service was held Monday, October 2, 2023 at 2pm at White House First UMC Church in White House with Pastor Paul Edwards officiating. Interment followed on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 11am in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation with the family was Monday, October 2, 2023 10AM-2PM at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to White House First United Methodist Church.

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

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Obituary for “Dottie”

Age 82 of Cross Plains, TN passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at her home. She was born February 17, 1941 in Orlinda, TN to Edward Morgan and Carrie Bell Dixon Graves. She was the owner of The Smoke House Restaurant in the 1970’s and later owned and operated Dottie’s Fine Foods for 20 years. She was a member of The Church at Grace Park. After retirement, she became a caregiver to many, enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Harold Graves and Landon Graves; great-granddaughter, Alexis Dawn. She is survived by her son, Frankie Allan (Joanna) Mefford, Boston, MA; daughters, Deborah Ann Parsons, Cross Plains, TN, Linda Darleen (Jesse) Parker, Shirley, IN, Virginia Caralee Mefford, White House, TN, Reginia Cathilynn Tuttle, Russellville, KY and Christi Shealee (Glen) Eller, Portland, TN; brothers, David (Sonja) Graves, Lloyd (Sandy) Graves, both of Indianapolis, IN and Ricky (Risa) Graves, Nashville, IN; sisters, Hazel Howard and Bertha (Gerald) Russell, both of Indianapolis, IN; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was held Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with Gareth Eller, Jason Ebert, Jeremy Ebert, Dustain Kelly, Robie Graves and Ricky Marr serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Friday, September 29, 2023 4-8PM and Saturday, September 30, 2023 9AM-11AM 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 Coach Harold Franklin Swinea

Age 89 of Springfield passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at his home. He was born February 10, 1934 in Union City, TN to John Emmett & Evelyn Bardill Swinea. He was employed as a coach and educator at Goodlettsville High School for 37 years. He coached tennis, wrestling and football and taught special education children. He also loved farming and gardening, fishing, riding motorcycles and raising cattle. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during Korea and was of the Methodist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Merle Swinea; sisters, Frances Littrell, Dot Warren and Margaret McNeal.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Marilyn Swinea; son, Hal (Claudia) Swinea; daughter, Lynne (Dixie) Braswell, all of Springfield, TN 5 grandchildren, Rachael (Robert}, Ace (Shyloh), Seth (Claire), Ian (Hannah} and Erin (Tim); 8 great-grandchildren, Austin, Ethan, Lucian, Ani, Catherine, Fitz, Eliza, and Dashiell; 1 great-great-grandchild, Grayson.

floral squareA private family burial was held Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 11am on the family farm with Seth Swinea, Shyloh Timmermeier, Ian Swinea, Ethan Murray, Austin Murray and Lucian Murray serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Samuel Fitzgerald Swinea, Colt Murray, Dawson Braswell, Corey Braswell, Chris Braswell, Tyler Braswell and Tim Porter. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Owens Chapel Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at a later date and this obituary will be updated when those arrangements are finalized.

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

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Obituary for Jo Reece

Reverend Jo Ellen Bentley Reece left this earth on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at the age of 77. She was born on Sept. 20, 1946, to Kathryn Rebecca Qualls Bentley and Joe Melvin Bentley of Russellville, Kentucky.

Growing up she loved going to youth group at church, the movies on Saturday (if she wasn’t working at her dad’s five and dime store), and playing sports, especially tennis, golf, and diving. She loved to dance, whether in her living room or at the county fair contests where she won several medals. She was also the drum major of her high school band and twirled fire batons at the games.

After graduating from Russellville High in 1964, she attended Samford University for two years and went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky in 1968, before moving to Nashville, Tennessee.

In 1972, Jo met and married her husband Wayne, an ordained Elder with the United Methodist Church (UMC), and instantly became mom to four daughters (ages 3-12), whom they raised together.

In her early career, Jo served as an administrator/researcher/planner in non-profit settings in business, health, university, and church sectors. She also felt called to professional ministry, and she completed the Board of Ministry seminary requirements within the United Methodist Church. She became a Certified Christian Educator and Consecrated Diaconal Minister for the West Michigan Conference and an Ordained Deacon in Full Connection with the Tennessee Conference.

She served at First UMC in Lansing, Michigan, and at First UMC in Mason, Michigan; at Donelson Heights UMC in Nashville; and as editor for Children’s Teacher Magazine for the United Methodist Publishing House for six years.

In 2005, Jo founded Quiet Center Retreat Ministries and apprenticed to become a Traditional Reiki Master Teacher of the Usui Method of Natural Healing in 2006. She was also the co-founder of Spiritual Friends Network of Middle Tennessee in 2007.

Along with her husband, Jo enjoyed travel around the world, especially cruises to the Mediterranean where they served as chaplains for three Princess Cruises. Their other joy was attending St. Louis Cardinals games together each year.

Jo will be remembered as a bright light of love and peace to all who knew her, someone who was quick to laugh, listen with an open heart, and be present for the people and places she loved. She lit up when someone she cared about entered a room, and her generosity of spirit led her to both see, and bring out, the best in everyone.

floral squareShe was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Wayne, and her sister Rebecca Byrd Bentley Burns Gay. Left to cherish the many wonderful memories are C. David (Judi) Reece, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Wayne (Jean Griffin) Gay, brother-in-law; four treasured daughters and sons-in-law: Marcie (John) Mills, Angela Reece Pierce; Kirsten (Adrian) Goodnight, and Kendra (David) Gray; and four nieces dear to heart: Catherine Burns, Rebecca Burns Wilson, Amy Reece Connelly and Emily Reece. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren: Heather, Jessica, Jillian, Jonathan, Daniel, Richard, Nick, Jamie, Shawn, Amanda, Ashley, Breanna, David, Jacob, and Samuel; and 17 great-grandchildren, along with all of their families and a multitude of other family and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield, Tennessee, with Rev. Debra Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the Elmwood Cemetery, 1029 Richard Street, in Springfield, immediately following the service.

For those wishing to make memorial donations in Jo’s honor, they can be made to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation by visiting dystonia-foundation.org.

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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 Richard Anthony Mayo “Rick”

Richard Anthony Mayo “Rick”, age 71, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at his home.

A graveside service was conducted at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Clarksville at 1:00PM on Friday, September 29th, with Bro. Tim Agee officiating. Burial followed with Tommy Mayo, Ronny Mayo, Kevin Mayo, Randy Hester, James “Rabbit” Evans, and Wade Blackwell serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Friday from 9:00AM until 12:00 noon.

Mr. Mayo was born on June 29, 1952, in Ashland City, Tennessee, to the late Howard & Rowena Morris Mayo. He was a retired sprinkler fitter of Local Union 669 and later became a dark-fired tobacco farmer. He was a longtime member of Pleasant View Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 3 brothers, Harold, Danny and Roger Mayo; and sister, Mavis Perry.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of soon to be 50 years, Betty Mayo; son, Jordon (Amy) Mayo; daughter, Andrea (Tammy) Mayo; brothers, Tommy (Neva) Mayo and Ronny (Belinda) Mayo; granddaughter, Riley Mayo; step-grandson, Austin Bishop; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Church of Christ, 2500 Highway 49 East, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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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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