In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week April 14, 2020

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ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Goldie Driscoll

Goldie Mae Driscoll, age 91, of Springfield, Tennessee, died Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at NorthCrest Medical Center.

A private family graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 18, at Beth Haven Memorial Gardens in Louisville, Kentucky, with her son-in-law, Pastor David Price officiating. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Driscoll was born on May 1, 1928, in Corbin, Kentucky, to the late Thomas Dodd and Ava Thurston Dodd Roberts. She was a homemaker and a very faithful member at Providence Baptist Church. A ministry of hers was visiting nursing homes for her church in Louisville.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Edgar M. Driscoll; and brothers, Bill Roberts and Jerry Roberts.

floral squareMrs. Driscoll is survived by a son, James E. Driscoll; daughters, Patricia A. Grider, Brenda Scott (Michael) Akins, and Frances (Pastor David) Price; a brother, Thomas R. Roberts; twelve grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren.

If so desired the family requests memorial contributions be made in her honor to Gideons International.

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

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Obituary for Clara Grace Holland

Clara Grace Holland, age 94 of Springfield, TN died Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Springfield Heights. There will be a private family graveside service on Friday April 17, 2020 in Springfield Memorial Gardens. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Ricky Balthrop, Samuel Balthrop, Robert French, Bob Ralph, Forrest Holland and Butch Duke.

Grace was born September 28, 1925 in Robertson, Co. TN to the late Simon and Nora Henson Bursby. Her husband, Thomas Mourie Holland also preceded her in death. She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church and was a retired dental hygienist.

Surviving her are her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Celeste Holland of Springfield; nephews, Ricky (Lee) Balthrop of Springfield, Forrest (Marilyn) Holland of Portland, TN, Butch (Becky) Duke of Gallatin, TN; nieces, Ann Fentress of Joelton, TN, Nellie Simpkins of Ashland City, TN, Martha Ralph of Springfield, Mary Bass of Loxahatchee, FL and several great nephews and nieces.

floral squareThe family wishes to give a special thanks to her Springfield Heights “family” for the eight years of care and devotion that was shown Grace.

If considering memorials in memory of the Grace, the family suggests Springfield Baptist Church or Springfield First Presbyterian Church. All donations may be sent in care of Robertson County Funeral Home

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Virginia Louise Mitchell Traylor Sneed

Virginia Louise Mitchell Traylor Sneed was born on March 5, 1942, in Montgomery County to the late William Royster and Frances Beatrice Mitchell Traylor. This union was also blessed with Virginia’s beloved older brother, Donald Wayne Traylor. The wonderful foundation set forth by her parents equipped her for a rich and fulfilling life. Virginia went to be with the Lord on Sunday April 12, 2020 at 78 years of age.

Virginia graduated from Jo Byrns High School. She was a hard worker and was employed by Springfield Medical Center 16 years and served as Robertson County’s district manager of the Nashville Banner and Tennessean for 28 years. She was a fun-loving person who enjoyed being around people, collecting stories and enjoying her high school year memories. She was saved and then baptized at an early age having professed her faith in Christ.

Virginia was known as Nanaw to numerous children she kept during her retirement years and later was an employee of Home Goods. In this capacity she made many special memories and touched many hearts for the Lord. She also was care taker for her ex-husband’s grandmother, her mother, and ex-husband over several years’ time with love and compassion.

Virginia was an active member of Center Point Baptist Church, in Hendersonville, where she served on the kitchen event committee as well as enjoying her membership in the Melting Pot life group and Happy Hearts for seniors. She especially enjoyed her participation in the church Golden Girls group of fellow senior female members. Virginia also found time for involvement in the Hendersonville Citizens’ Police Academy where she helped honor officers and enjoyed huge pitch-ins and special gatherings and fund raisers.

She loved any form of travel! Just in 2016, she was seen going down the giant slide twice on a fun cruise with her daughter and two granddaughters! What a vivacious and Godly-spirited woman she was. She loved God so much that she reached out to the birds and deer by feeding them in her back woods right near her door entrance. She would wake us up to come quickly; see the deer or cardinal! She displayed a variety of green-thumb works and simply loved the sunrise and sunsets of her life or just taking a leisurely drive to observe the scenery of God’s beautiful creations.

Every morning, she would read the Bible or save it for night reading. Her Bibles were never too far away. She put a lot of effort into keeping up with all family and friends…plus, she did not mind sharing her knowledge on such matters with the children and grandkids. She was all about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, family, church, friends, a tidy home and putting in an honest days’ worth of work. She loved all people and helped the tired, lonely, sick, bereaved, shut-in, and veterans often via prayer and financial support.

Virginia will be sincerely missed. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Karen Darlene Sneed Swilik of Indianapolis, IN, Leslie Dianne Sneed Herring (Darryl) of Hendersonville, her brother: Donald Wayne Traylor (Louise) of Lafayette, her niece: Angela Traylor Marshall, her nephew: Greg Traylor; her beloved grandchildren: Jennifer Marie Swilik (Adam Schafer), Kathleen Dianne Swilik (Alex Marret), Michael William Swilik, Nicholas Joseph Valdez and Zachary Evan Valdez, and god-grandson, Austin Cramer. Her other nieces and nephews include: Susan Sneed Gregory (Toby), Pat Sneed Vantress (Wayne), Bob Sneed, Martha Sneed Dodd, Sherry Sneed Bollinger, Libby Sneed Burton, Terri Sneed Reid, Bryan Sneed, and Clay Sneed.

floral squareShe will be laid to rest alongside her lifelong best friend and ex-husband and father of her children, Frank Avril Sneed, at Springfield Memorial Gardens on Friday April 17, 2020. Let’s put our stories together and look forward to a celebration of Virginia’s life, to be held sometime in December of this year.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Lee Melvin Scharklet

Drive by Visitation for Melvin “Big M” Scharklet  was held Friday, April 10, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm at East Robertson High School

In light of the COVID-19 situation, a drive by visitation was held for Big M. Immediate family were present, socially distanced of course. Everyone else was asked to STAY IN THEIR VEHICLE and simply drive by, give a shout out, honk their horn, etc. if they wished. This gave all a chance to pay their respects to a man who loved his community so much.

Family Funeral Procession

On Saturday April 11th the funeral procession rolled through the high school parking lot between 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. for a final farewell in route to the cemetery. Everyone present was asked to wave farewell, to please stay in their vehicle and social distance.

Memorial Scholarship Fund

For those desiring to honor Big M’s memory, the family will be setting up a special scholarship fund so that his life will continue to be reflected in the life of others through education. Please reserve giving those memorial gifts until the scholarship is established, at which time information will be released through his family and through East Robertson High School

Lee Melvin Henry “Big M” Scharklet was born into this world on November 16, 1955 to the late Melvin Lee Henry and the late Eva Mae Scharklet. He was educated in the Robertson County School system. Melvin was a member and Steward of Second Grove CME church where he served faithfully. His working career began with Western Electric Telephone Company, now AT&T, and later moved to St. Thomas Midtown Hospital working in computer services.

Being the happy and joyful child he was, and through his love of dancing, Melvin danced his way into the hearts of all he encountered earning him the childhood nickname “Jitty Bug”. He was a people person from day one and never met a stranger. Melvin developed many lifelong friends while attending Krisle School and became a very popular figure as he moved on to East Robertson High School, where he picked up the nickname “Big M”. Upon graduation in the Class of 1973, Big M became increasingly active in the community, coaching little league football, serving as president of the ERHS Booster Club, and being instrumental in the building of the football complex as well as enhancing the development of other areas for the student athletes.

Although Melvin strived for the betterment of all student athletes, his passion was basketball. For over 40 years he served as assistant basketball coach for East Robertson Boys Basketball program. On January 24, 2020, he was the first person to be inducted into the East Robertson High School Athletic Hall of Fame, an honor that was well deserved and that he humbly appreciated. For many years basketball players were excited to hear him introduce them as they took the floor with the flare and pizzazz only he possessed.

On Monday, April 6, 2020, Melvin heard his name called for his final game, and he answered. He leaves to cherish fond memories his devoted wife Angel Scharklet, loving daughters Kelly and Candice Scharklet; God-mothers Anna Chatman and Sarah Johnson; Mother-in-law Evelyn (Cleophus) Payne; Sister-in-laws Retina Pierce and Lenor (Robert) Price; and Brother-in-laws Henry (Veatrice) Foster and Michael (Laine) Sweatt. Aunts and Uncles Marie Scharklet, Bertha Henry, Cecil (Angela) Henry, and Jessie Henry. He also leaves sons, too numerous to name, being the many young men he loved and mentored as Assistant Coach; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close and loving friends.

floral squareA private graveside service was held Saturday with the Reverend Daryl Ballard presiding and Reverend Robert E. Bell eulogizing. Pallbearers were Terry Allen Groves, Taylor Groves, Neil Murphy, Jimbo Vaughn, Kurt Caton, and LaBronce Dalton. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Austin, David Collie, Raymond Gatewood, Rev. Robert E. Bell, Tommy Davenport, Willie Strain, Jerry Taylor, Wayne Jones, and Rev. Ricky Blakemore.

Obituary provided by the Robertson County Funeral Home

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Obituary for Larry “Pops” Carl Williams

Larry “Pops” Carl Williams, age 71 of Greenbrier passed away Monday, April 13th at his residence.

There will be a drive by Memorial 6:30 to 7:30 Friday evening at the Greenbrier High School Softball Field. A private family graveside service will be held Saturday at Bethlehem Cemetery.

He was born in Nashville, TN on February 22, 1949 to the late Roy Carl and Peggy Price Williams.

He was retired from the Nashville Fire Department with 33 years of service and was an assistant AG Teacher at Greenbrier High School and a farmer. His most recent job was coaching the Greenbrier High School softball team for 18 years having taken them to the State Championship title in 2003 and runner-up in State Championship game in 2014. He was an Army Paratrooper during the Viet Nam War.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Riddle Williams; son, Brian Scott (Elizabeth) Williams; daughters, Julie Lynn (Paul) Merrill, Carla Samantha (Marty) Head; brothers, George “Bubba” (Martha) Williams, Tommy (Tammy) Williams; sister, Carole (Clay) Harrell; grandchildren, Alex Merrill, Austin Merrill, Tori Head, Kelsee Williams, Blaine Head, Zoe Merrill, Hayden Head, Lyla Head, Baby Williams; great-grandchildren, Sofia Merrill, Paislee Young, Madilynn Beck; devoted friend, Julie Head.

floral squarePallbearers will be Scott Williams, Marty Head, Paul Merrill, Lon Roach, William Head and Nick Bolton.

Honorary pallbearers will be George “Bubba” Williams and Tommy Williams.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greenbrier High School Softball Program.

“I’m glad you got to see me”

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN.

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Obituary for Philip Jenkins

Philip Gene Jenkins, age 65, of Adams, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

A private graveside service will be held Thursday, April 15, 2020 in the Bellwood Cemetery with Dr. Tommy Crunk and Brother Tom Payne officiating. Burial will follow with Colin Campbell, Trey Mollihan, Isaiah Tuttle, David Roses, Glenn Tuttle, Don Jenkins, Edward Tilley and Gary Jenkins serving as pallbearers. No visitation will be held prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Jenkins was born March 31, 1955 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to the late Mr. Billy Jean Jenkins and Mrs. Adelle Church Jenkins of Adams. He was a farmer and member of the Stroudsville Church of Christ.

In addition to his father Mr. Jenkins is preceded in death by his son, Gilbert Jenkins.

In addition to his mother Mr. Jenkins is survived by his wife, Clara Vaughan Jenkins; daughters, Tina (Glenn) Tuttle of Portland and floral squareCharlotte Jones of Adams; brother, Don (Gail) Jenkins of Cedar Hill; grandchildren, Erika, Hope, Michelle, Trey, Lelia, Brayden, Isaiah and Elizabeth; and great-grandchildren, Paisley and Luka.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Philip Jenkins Memorial Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Edna Bennett

Edna Jo Crowder Bennett, age 91, of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2020 in her home at Red Cedar Glen.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Bennett was born April 17, 1928 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Mr. and Mrs. Crowder. She worked as the Manager at an apartment complex and was a member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Mrs. Bennett loved fishing, playing Bingo, gardening and working in her flower gardens.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Bennett is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Bennett, her son, Thomas Michael Gunter and her daughter, Pamela Jo Bridge.

Mrs. Bennett is survived by her granddaughters, Lindsey (Brad) Suddarth and Mary Nicole Gunter, both of Hendersonville; and her great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tate and Beau.

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

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Obituary for Eula Elizabeth Blackford

Age 95 of White House passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Gallatin Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 10, 1925 in Memphis, TN to John Calvin & Eula Weaver Harris, Jr. She graduated from East High School and later received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She worked as a critical care nurse at Nashville Memorial Hospital before her retirement and also taught nursing at the Robertson County Vocational School. She taught Art Lessons and along with her husband, gave clogging lessons. Mrs. Blackford was of the Catholic faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andrew Milton Blackford, Jr.; grandchildren, Andrew Blackford and Emily Blackford; brother, Jimmy Harris; sister, Pat Ellis. She is survived by her 3 sons, Jeff (Kim) Blackford, White House, TN, Milton (Wanda) Blackford, Spring Hill, TN and Joel (Angela) Blackford, Greenbrier, TN; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

floral squarePrivate graveside service and interment was scheduled for 12pm, Tuesday, April 14, 2020 in White House Memorial Gardens with Jeff Blackford, Milton Blackford, Joel Blackford, Caden Blackford, Davis Blackford and Mark Blackford serving as pallbearers.

No public visitation was scheduled.

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Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Patricia Joan Kennerly

Patricia J. Kennerly of Hendersonville, TN, formerly of Victoria, TX, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday morning, April 11,2020.

Mama, Sister, Aunt Patty, Nanny, Pat, as she was known and loved by many, was born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 24, 1931 to Eugene C. and Helen R Gillespie.

Patty spent her younger days in Pittsburgh, Kansas, Luling, San Antonio before the oilfield settled the Gillespie family in Alice, Texas. She graduated from Alice High School in 1948 at the age of 16 of which she always considered it the Dobie Gillis Era, stating that “It is a shame student’s today will never know that comforting peace.” She entered Incarnate Word in San Antonio to study nursing, but put her career on hold to marry her husband, James S. Kennerly, on Feb 2, 1951 in California, before he was deployed to Korea.

The couple returned to South Texas to start and raise her pride and joy. Seven kids in tow, often wishing for a swivel belt around her waist with leashes and a drain in the middle of the floor, she somehow managed to enjoy friends, family, playing Canasta, Rook, being a substitute teacher, Den mother, leading the church choir, and even found herself teaching kindergarten at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Freer.

In 1967, the family moved to Alice so that she could pursue her passion in the medical field, never letting the children know that they were poor. She spent the next 10 years working as an X-ray technician at Alice P&S Hospital. The family thrived and she kept working. Patty worked 35 years in various positions such as the Federal Programs Bookkeeper at Alice I.S.D. and as the Assistant Manager for Alice Teachers Federal Credit Union. In 1988, at the age of 56 she went back to college and obtained her Associates Degree from Victoria College. She then pursued and obtained her Medical Transcription Certification from Texas Vocational Schools. She worked as a medical transcriptionist in both Victoria and Edna and spent some time living in California before moving to Nashville where she remained working as a transcriptionist at Centennial Medical Center until retiring. She served as President of the Harris County Medical Society Alliance and was actively involved with the Texas Medical Association Alliance, the American Association Alliance and the Museum of Medical Science.

She traveled some, as time allowed, but spent most of her time just enjoying family, plays, and concerts, especially if it involved her children or grandchildren. Her strength was in her love of her faith and trust in God. Her pride and joy were her family. She gave all that she had, giving her children life, a childhood, a home, and they never went without, even when she did. She opened her door and heart to everyone. She was known for taking in strays, both people and animals, and she would always make sure that others were taken care of before herself.

So, Mama, in your words “I love you all the days!” “Good Night, I love you, and say your prayers.” You are home now. Rest in Peace.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents; Eugene C and Helen R Gillespie of Alice, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and (Bill ) Huber of Dublin, TX; brother-in-law, Frank Arnone of Chandler, TX; and brother-in-law, Alan Garrison of Chandler, TX.

Patty is survived by her brother, Eugene C (Josephine) Gillespie of Brentwood, TN; sister, Melodie Garrison of Chandler, TX; sister, Dodie Arnone of Chandler, TX; sister, Marilyn (Ron) Mirabella of Chandler, TX; sons: James A (Theresa) Kennerly of Chandler, TX; Mark L (Nancy) Kennerly of Charlotte, TX; John R Kennerly, (Jim White) of Hermitage, TN; daughters, Theresa J (Bubba) Whitt of Victoria, TX, Roxanne Carreon of Hendersonville, TN, Melissa A (Charles) Krumsiek of Piedmont, OK, Georgia L Kennerly-Lale of Victoria, TX; Grandchildren, Katy Beth Kennerly, Cody Kennerly, Christy (Clint) Hindes, Ryan Kennerly, Hoss (Shawn) Whitt, Laura (Eric) Brown, Thomas (Gina) Whitt, Ryan (Brenna) Carreon, Liam Carreon, Ian Carreon, Christen Krumsiek, Chance Krumsiek, Jacklyn (Thomas) Depine, Bailee Kennerly; great-grandchildren, Mason Kennerly, Callie Anna Kennerly, Kirsten Whitt, Jesse Whitt, Hunter Luke, Tanner Luke, Morgan Luke, Kacey Whitt, John Alex Whitt, Samara Whitt, Cort Hindes, Cali Hindes, Jack Kennerly, Sam Kennerly, Layton Depine, Pacer Depine, and Briggs Depine.

floral squareFuneral Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be held at Grace Funeral Home in Victoria, TX with a private graveside service. Serving as pallbearers are Hoss Whitt, Thomas Whitt, Liam Carreon, among other friends and family. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Phillip Sam Young

Phillip Sam Young, age 66, of Hendersonville, TN passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020.

He was a quiet loving man. He had a good sense of humor, was very opinionated, and loved knowledge. He also loved his daughter, grandchildren, and his best friend, Woody Cade.

He is survived by his parents, Sam and Dolores Young; daughter, Rachel Young; siblings, Tim and Hope young; and grandchildren, Alexxis Gundlach, Kameron Gobbell, and Jaxston Jones.

floral squareHis family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, April 15 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Austin & Bell Hendersonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Lavina Jones

Lavina Lynn Jones, age 100 passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 at the Waters of Robertson in Springfield, TN.

Her remains are to be cremated and buried by her husband at a later date in Sheridan, KY.

She was born December 19, 1919 in Sheridan, KY to the late Ollie and Della Gerding Lynn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Jones, Jr., son, Keith Jones and 2 siblings.

She was a homemaker and loved her family.

She is survived by her son, Charles R. (Carolyn) Jones.

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

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Obituary for Ann O’Geal Mayes

Ann O’Geal Mayes, age 75 of Ridgetop passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center.

A private family graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 14th.

A public memorial service will be held at Highland Chapel Union Church at a later date.

Ann was born February 27, 1945 in Ridgetop, TN to the late James Carney and Laura O’Geal Palmer Mayes. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, working outdoors and her animals. She was a Greeter at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier and a member of Highland Chapel Union Church.

She is survived by sons, Troy James (Penny Whitham) Kaukas, Rob (Jenny) Kaukas, Jr., Walter William (Carrie) Kaukas, Sr.; brother, Bill Carney (Joyce) Mayes; sister, Nancy Mayes (Paul) Curcillo; grandchildren, William James Kaukas, Walter William Kaukas, Jr, Abigale Mae Kaukas, Aubrey Ann Kaukas; great-grandchildren, Braden Clay, Brodie White, Allie White, Kip White; last but not least her two favorite companions, Clint and Sugar.

floral squareHonorary pallbearers will be Craig Ellison, Scott Ellison, Michael O”Kain, Cale Strother, Clay Strother, B.J.Towery, Jeff Lampley and Cliff Ramsey.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Highland Chapel Union Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Highway 41 S., Greenbrier, TN.

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Obituary for Chonoliah Larose

Mrs. Chonoliah Hinkle Larose, age 95, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at her home at Springfield Heights.

A private graveside service was held Monday, April 13, 2020 in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Brother Tim Harris officiating. Burial followed with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

No visitation was held prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Larose was born November 23, 1924 in Springfield to the late William B. and Ella Mae Clinard Hinkle. She was a 1942 graduate of Coopertown High School and was a member of the Mt. Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was also the owner and operator of a furniture store in Florida while living there. She loved to read, shopping, and going out to eat.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Larose is preceded in death by her husband, Lionel Larose and her brother, William “Cat” Hinkle, Sr. She is survived by her niece, Diane Hinkle Johnson of Springfield; floral squarenephews, William Hinkle, Jr. and Jeff Hinkle, both of Springfield; special friend, Mary Choate of Greenbrier; and her granddaughter, Tina (Phillip) Crigger.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Mt. Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Elizabeth Chilcote

Elizabeth Fowlkes Chilcote, age 99, formerly of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at The Village at Bellevue in Nashville.

A private family graveside service was held on Saturday, April 11, at the Fowlkes Cemetery in Centerville, Tennessee with her nephew Doug Breece officiating. Family served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Chilcote was born on January 24, 1921, in Centerville, Tennessee to the late Douglas Newton and Lessie Morrison Fowlkes. She was a bookkeeper at Joe Claud Electrical for many years and was a charter member of the Pleasant View First Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Walter E. Chilcote; brothers, James B. Fowlkes and Owen Fowlkes.

floral squareMrs. Chilcote is survived by a son, John (Lucretia) Chilcote of Bellevue, Washington; a daughter, Lucinda (Bobby) Tidwell of Bon Aqua; sisters, Janie Grisham of Nashville, Peggy (Joe) Claud of Chapmansboro, Wylodean (Fulton) Pendergrass of Bon Aqua; sister-in-law, Carlene Fowlkes of Portland; grandchildren, Jeff (Amanda) Kemp, Tammy (Marty) Benefield, Wendy (Ty) Strickland, Walter “Jay” (Jamie) Chilcote, Raymond (Lanie) Chilcote, Joseph (Melissa) Chilcote; and twenty great-grandchildren.

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 Naomi Biggs

Born on March 11, 1934. Departed on April 3, 2020 and resided in White House, TN

Mary Naomi Biggs, age 86 of White House entered into the gates of heaven April 3, 2020. She was born March 11, 1934 to the late Willard and Vera Marlin. She met her husband Eulis at age 14 and they were married for 63 1/2 years until he entered glory himself in 2014. Sister to five siblings; Ewell Marlin, Christine Chamlee, Dovie Spencer, John Marlin, and Albert Marlin. They are all now reunited together as a complete family.

Naomi was her families last surviving first cousin. She was saved at the age of 14 and baptized in Honey Run Creek. She has been a faithful lifetime member of White House First Baptist Church where she taught first grade Sunday School class for 35 years. She and Eulis started their lawnmower shop together in 1974 serving the public and they so enjoyed the friendships that were made. It continues to be run today by two grandsons who proudly carry on their legacy.

“She was the rock of our family teaching us daily not just through words but through actions how to live out God’s word. Her unconditional love for everyone, her forgiving heart, and her generosity were qualities that came natural to her.” Proud to call her their mom are daughters, Jane (Ramiro) Muralles, Rhonda (Bob) Harwood, Jo Ann (Doug) Pinkley, and Christy (Joe) Williams. She had 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and was very excited to have her first great great grandchild on the way. She was a blessing to all who knew her and she will be greatly missed every day. We can only imagine the great reception waiting for her when floral squareshe entered through the gates. “The strength she showed is what has gotten us through.”

A private family service was held at on Friday, April 10 at White House Cole and Garrett funeral home with a Celebration of Life service that she so richly deserves to be announced at a later date. Private family graveside followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers. John 3:16

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Services entrusted to White House Cole and Garrett funeral home

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Obituary for Janie L. Bowling

Heaven dispatched an angel to receive in glory earth’s treasure on Saturday, April 4, 2020. A life span of eighty years was exhausted as God’s will was done. Janie Louise Wells Bowling was born on March 23, 1940 to the late Glenn Wells and Ericka Davidson Bowers in Springfield, Tennessee.

She united in Holy matrimony on August 31, 1957 to Charles William Bowling. To this union five children were born.

Janie was a Christian by faith and joined the Greater South Baptist Church under the pastorate of Reverend W. D. Crowder. She served earnestly until her health permitted not. She was educated in public school system in Robertson County.

She was an employee of State Stove Industries, Ashland City; Holley Carburetor, Springfield and Evelyn Baggett and Family, Cedar Hill.
Janie always had a fun smile, witty personality, words of wisdom and a love for family/church and friends. She enjoyed cleaning, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Her honesty was well known and her presence will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Bowling and son, Charles D. Bowling.

Janie leaves to cherish her memories: children , Cecelia Marie Bowling, Reggie Rena Bowling, Tonjua Ann Bowling, Drextel William Bowling and John Baker (godson); grandchildren , Cecelia “Cotton” Davis, Carlos Rashaun Davis, LaPortia Ann Bowling, and Adarius Jontae Bowling; great grandchildren , JaNaya Burr and LaThomas Burr; sisters , Linda Jean Bigsby, Antheia Morrow, Elaine (Charles) Northington and Patricia (Paul) Brooks and Francine Summers (godsister) ; several nieces, nephews, cousins, floral squarefamily and friends . Additional godchildren , Donna Hare, Eddie Darden and Alita Joseph. Special friends , Christine Williams, Catherine Gardner, Rebecca Randall and Harold King.

Private family funeral services due to Covid-19 were held Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Samuel Stratton, eulogy and private interment in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements

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Obituary for Tracy Ellis

Tracy Stuart Ellis, age 57 of Joelton, Tennessee died Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

His remains will be cremated and a memorial service is planned at a later date.

Tracy was born on September 24, 1962 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late James Bailey and Shelby Vann Ellis. He worked as a crane operator for Wolfe Industries in Nashville. He loved to bass fish in his spare time and was of the Methodist faith.

floral squareHe is survived by his son, Will Ellis; brother, Jeff (Tammy) Ellis; devoted former wife & mother of his son, Shirley Marcum Ellis; step-son, Hunter Marcum; niece, Casey Lee Angus; nephew, Colin Lee; two aunts and numerous cousins.

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 Iza Mai Pickett

Age 87 of Hendersonville, formerly of White House, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at her home. She was born March 29, 1933 in Nashville, TN to George Allen & Ruby Mai Beech Goodrich. She worked as a manager for H&R Block until her retirement and was a member of Skyview Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John A. Pickett. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Vikki M Hargrove, White House, TN, Michelle A. (Jim) Alverson, LaPorte, TX and Terri (Tom) Bain, Lebanon, TN; 6 grandchildren, Alan, Aaron, Kristina, Erika, Caleb and Blake; 9 great-grandchildren, Zoey, Lyla, Raina, Trenton, Jackson, Scott, Keegan, Madelyn and Mason.

floral squareDue to the Covid 19 mandates a private family graveside service and interment was held Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 2pm in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville with Bro. Mike Richardson officiating and with family serving as pallbearers.

A public memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Judith “Judy” Elaine Grooms

Judith “Judy” Elaine Grooms, age 67, of Mt. Juliet, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at her home. She was laid to rest at Springfield Memorial Gardens in Springfield. The family will hold a Celebration of Life Service for family and friends at a later date.

Ms. Grooms was born May 26, 1952 in Springfield to the late Thomas Woodrow Abston and Marion Patricia Ferguson Breynaert. She was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family, traveling, singing karaoke, watching ghost hunters, playing on snapchat and also loved The Lord.

In addition to her parents Ms. Grooms is preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Garret and her brother, Terry Abston.

floral squareMs. Grooms is survived by her daughters, Laura (Jason) Cook and Lana (Mike) Russel of Mt. Juliet; the father of her children, John Grooms; siblings, Ronald Abston, Tammy Neese and Tony (DJ) Neese of Palm Bay, FL, Tommy (Lisa) Abston of Orlando, FL and Paul Scott Neese of California; grandchildren, Aaron (Brandi) Moss, Alexandria Russell, Andrew Russell and Ashley Cook; and great-grandchildren, Madison Moss and Jolene Moss.

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

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Obituary for Theresa Elizabeth Head

Theresa Elizabeth Head, age 93, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at NHC Springfield. She was laid to rest at Adams Cemetery in Adams. The family will hold a Celebration of Life Service for family and friends at a later date.

Mrs. Head was born November 6, 1926 in Cedar Hill, TN to the late John Wesley and Sarah Pauline Watts Strange, SR. Mrs. Head loved her family, playing the piano, dancing and gardening. She was employed as a pharmacy tech and was a member of Adams Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Head is preceded in death by her husband, F.E. Head; son-in-law, Randy Shepard; brothers, John W. Strange Jr., Paul H. Strange, Charles E. Strange and Gordon C. Strange; and sister, Mona Sue Belt.

floral squareMrs. Head is survived by her sons, Phillip “Wayne” (Emma) Head of Columbia, TN and Glenn Marshall Head of Pleasant View, TN; daughter, Emily “Leann” Shepard of Stroudsville, TN; brother, Ronald H. (Denise) Strange; sister-in-law, Joann Strange; grandchildren, Phillip W. (Stacey) Head II, Jason R. Shepard, Teena N. (Mark) Carson and Kimberly D. (Chris) Pennington; and great-grandchildren, Michaela A. Head, Brooklyn P. Walker, Joseph Emmitt Shepard, Kacie Pennington and Kyle Pennington.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of choice and may be sent in c/o of Austin & Bell Funeral Home.

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

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