In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week April 4, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week April 4, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries March 29-April 4, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Charles Bryan “Chucky” Lassiter

Charles Bryan “Chucky” Lassiter, Jr., 66, of Portland, passed away on Sunday April 4, 2021 at his home. There will be a visitation with the family on Wednesday April 7th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Chucky was born March 28, 1955 in Nashville. He was retired from construction work. Chucky enjoyed woodworking, mowing his yard, smoking a good cigar, and spending time and taking care of his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father: Charles B. Lassiter, Sr., by his mother: Lillian Dorris Epps “Dot” Haneline, and by his stepson: Kevin Anderson.

floral squareChucky is survived by his wife of 36 years: Gloria Spicer Lassiter of Portland, by his daughter: LaKesha West of Portland, by his son: Logan Lassiter of Portland, by his brothers and sister-in-law: Kenneth Robin and Brenda Haneline, Donald Haneline all of Springfield, by his sisters and brothers-in-law: Dottie Guill of Old Hickory, Judy and Ken Reasoner, Linda and Jeff Hale all of Goodlettsville, by his grandchildren: Kaden Anderson, MaKenzie West, Kailey West, and Tianna Burdge, and by his great grandchild: Haisley Rogers.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Tonia Walker

Tonia Walker, age 59 of Springfield, passed away at her home on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. David Davis and Bro. Judson Phenice officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Thomas Walker, Andy Walker, William Gray, Erik Gray, Luke Benson, and Eligio Avana serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Tonia was born July 24, 1961 in Springfield to the late Buford H. “Beanie” Shutt and the late Billie Sue Reynolds Shutt. She was a clerk for several years at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts and also worked several years at Mort’s Market. She loved to take care of others and working outdoor with her flowers and feeding the birds and the cats. She was also a big supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, Brian Walker.

She is survived by her husband, Eddie Dean Walker of Springfield; a grandson, Austin Clay Walker; and several cousins.

floral squareThe family suggest that memorial contributions be made to Tonia’s Project at US Bank.

The family ask for everyone to follow the CDC Covid guidelines and for all those attending the visitation and services to wear their mask.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Clinton Read

Clinton Marvis Read, age 35 of Pleasant View, Tennessee died Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00PM, on Saturday, April 17th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Gene Parton officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00PM until the hour of service at 3:00PM.

Clinton was born on October 24, 1985 in Nashville, Tennessee to Dale Read and Kelly (Chad) Armstrong. He worked in construction, was an awesome artist, and loved his friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Marvis & Margaret Read; and maternal grandparents, James Miller & Pat Carney.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is survived by brothers, Clay Harrison, Kyle Armstrong; sister, Kelia Armstrong; step-grandfather, Jim Carney; and numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be given to Oasis Center, Inc., 1704 Charlotte Ave, Suite 200, Nashville, Tn 37203.

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 Patsy Martin

Patsy Jane Rawls Martin, age 87, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 in her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home with Brother Marvin Crouch officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Barry Dean, Robbie Martin, Josh Martin, Gary Martin, Joseph Ochoa, Ricky Smith and Mike Smith serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday from 11am until the hour of service.

Born on October 11, 1933, Patsy was a lifelong resident of Robertson County and a lifelong member of the church of Christ. She was an avid traveler who loved all holidays, but most especially Christmas. Above all, her favorite thing to do was spend time with her beloved family.

She is preceded in death by her parents Jewell and Clarice Rawls, and sisters Jean Dean and Peggy Henderson.

A devoted mother and grandmother, she is survived by her children Carlene (Eugene) Henderson of Murfreesboro; Robert Martin, Jr. (Joyce) of Cedar Hill; and Gary Martin of Springfield; and grandchildren Briggette Ochoa of Nashville, Joshua (Miranda) Martin of Springfield, Jamie (Dustin) Ingle of Charlotte, Brittany (Zach) Moulton of Springfield, and Gena Henderson of floral squareMurfreesboro; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Carole (Bill) James of Greenbriar and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Patricia Ann “Trish” Tillman

Patricia Ann “Trish” Tillman, age 67 of Adams, TN died Monday March 29, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 6 pm on Monday April 5, 2021 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4-6 pm.

Trish was born September 1, 1953 in Springfield, TN to the late George Edward and Ellen Elizabeth Haley Mitchell. Her brother, Franklin Mitchell and a grandchild, Zachary Tillman also preceded her in death. Trish was the activities director for NHC in Springfield. She loved her job and was dedicated to helping and taking care of whoever was fortunate enough to know her.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband Yogi Salyer, her son, Jason Tillman; daughter’s and son-in-law Desiree and Jessie Moffett and Kayla Salyer; brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Lydia Mitchell; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Sue and Charles Gilbert Wilson; five grandchildren and two great grand children.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Richard Delmas Cline

Age 86 of White House, TN passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his home. He was born September 12, 1932 in Wapello, Iowa to Cornell and Dorothy Hessee Cline. He worked as a brakeman for the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad for 37 years before his retirement. He proudly served his country in the Navy, USAF, the National Guard and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan and was a member of New Life Church of the Nazarene.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Bob Cline, Bill Cline and Don Cline; 1 sister, Lillian Rowe. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nell Cline, White House, TN; sons, Danny (Judy) Woods, Chattanooga, TN and Jack Cline, Milan, TN; daughters, Cindy (Jimmy) Carroll, Springfield, TN, Jennifer Escalante and Kara (Paul) Cooper, both of White House, TN; sister, Janet Lepore, Wheaton, IL; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Gathering/Visitation is planned for Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House 1-3PM. A memorial service is scheduled for 3PM on Saturday, immediately following the visitation with Pastor Jack Oden officiating. Inurnment is planned for Monday, April 5, 2021 at 1pm at Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, TN.

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

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Obituary for Mary Anne Kelton

Mary Anne Dickens Kelton, age 51 of Goodlettsville passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services will be held 11am on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. Burial will follow in Green Grove Cemetery, Hartsville, TN with Jason Kelton, Randall Jenkins, Devin Jenkins, James Apodaca, Collin Barbour and Daniel Hunter serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Monday, April 5 and again 9am to time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born in Nashville, TN on March 27, 1970 to the Late Maxie Hoyt Dickens and Naomi Joann Edmonds Dickens. She was also preceded in death by her Aunt Johnnie Edmonds.

She was a member of Highland Chapel Union Church and employed at Willis, Towers & Watson Insurance Agency as an Insurance Broker and Producer. She first and formost loved her family. She also enjoyed fishing, shopping, collecting purses, pie birds, her makeup and anything antique.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband, Jeffrey “Jeff” Kelton of Goodlettsville; daughters, Rachel Kelton, Ashley Kelton of Goodlettsville; mother, Naomi Dickens of Goodlettsville; brother, Edward Dickens of Orlinda, TN; sister by choice, Tammy Stevens & family; mother & father-in-law, Ed & Cindi Kelton of Macon Co.;
sister-in-law, Sherri (Randall) Jenkins & family; brother-in-law, Jason (Bethany) Kelton and family.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 2619 Hwy 41 S. Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Glenn Settlemires

Glenn Houston Settlemires, age 70 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Monday, April 5th, with Bro. Paul Edwards officiating. Entombment will follow in the Resthaven Mausoleum in Clarksville. Michael Stamps, Jeremy Perry, Brandon Riley, Joseph Eubanks, Josh Greene, and Albert Cartner will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Settlemires was born on September 6, 1950 in Greenville, Kentucky to the late Howard and Delores Settlemires. He was retired with over 30 years as an explosive engineer. He served in the National Guard for 6 years. He was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan and was very funny and loved to tell jokes. He never met a stranger, loved to ride his motorcycle, enjoyed yardwork and live music. Glenn loved the beach and ocean and was always traveling somewhere on vacation and attended the Pleasant View United Methodist Church.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 45 years, Ida Settlemires; son, Matt Settlemires; daughter, Gina (Jessica) Jordan; grandchildren, Jamie Jordan, Johanna Jordan, Jeorjia Jordan, Jonas Jordan; and many loving nieces and nephews.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Pl, Memphis, Tn 38105 or Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 2621 Main St., Pleasant View, Tn 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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Obituary for Lee Guthrie Simmons

Lee Guthrie Simmons, age 94, of Springfield, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 1, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 4-8pm and again on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 12-2pm.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 2pm. Burial will follow in the Simmons Family Cemetery with his grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Simmons was born August 25, 1926 in Robertson County to the late Robert Lee and Chloe Fyke Simmons. He was a farmer and member of the Fykes Grove Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents Mr. Simmons is preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Keith Simmons; brothers, Robert L. Simmons, Jr., Matthew Simmons, Billy Simmons and Graydon Simmons; sisters, Chloe Nell Simmons, Clara Mae Simmons, Nola Simmons, Anna Carney and Sallye Mae Paquette.

Mr. Simmons is survived by his sons, Ronnie Simmons of Springfield and Stanley (Charlotte) Simmons of Orlinda; daughter, floral squareBarbara Simmons of Portland; grandchildren, Jerry Wayne Simmons, David Ryan (Cari) Simmons, Brandon Joseph Simmons, Timothy Ray Simmons, Robert Lee (Sara) Simmons, Kelsey McGee (Brian) Eatherly, Thomas Carl Swann and Amber Armstrong; 16 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for David Bryant Haggard

David Bryant Haggard, age 59 of Greenbrier passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Springfield, TN.

A Celebration of Life was held at 12 pm on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Friday, April 2 and 10 am until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Dennis (Junior) Haggard, Derek Haggard, Grant Forman, Blake Allen, Colton Smith and James Strong. Honorary pallbearers were DJ Haggard, Skylar Tackett, Bryson Tackett, Randy Haggard, Dennis Wix and Terry Julian.

David was born December 29, 1961 in Nashville, TN to the late Donald Ray Haggard, Sr. and the late Marion Ann Young Haggard. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Dennis Haggard and Donnie Haggard.

He was a huge Miami Dolphins fan affectionately known as “Dolfan” and was a loving husband, father and brother to so many people. He always had a smile on his face and a laugh in his heart that he would share with anyone who needed it. He was a machinist at Peterson Tool.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jamie Huffman Haggard; his “practice son” Terry (LeeAnn) Julian; children, DJ (Shelby) floral squareHaggard, Heather (Skylar) Tackett; grandson, Bryson Tackett; brother, Randy (Jackie) and 3 sisters. He is also survived by countless family members and friends who loved him dearly. “Always Perfect”. In lieu of flowers or donations, please send wishes and prayers for a Miami Dolphins Super Bowl victory!

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 2619 Hwy 41 S. Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Jerry T. Miles

Jerry Thomas Miles, age 73, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his residence.

A funeral service was conducted at 6 o’clock pm, Saturday, April 3rd, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Rev. Bobby Mosley and Bro. Tom Payne officiating.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 4:00-6:00PM on Saturday, April 3rd, prior to the funeral service.

Services will follow next week conducted by Hall & Jones Funeral Home in Virgie, KY with burial in the Annie E. Young cemetery in Pikeville, KY.

Jerry was born on May 11, 1947 in Adams, Tennessee to the late Tom & Billie Miles. He was retired from the United States Army with 23 years of service and was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he spent two years. After retiring from the U.S. Army, he was employed by and retired from the Veterans Administration in Nashville as a Veterans Service Representative. Jerry loved fishing, ginseng hunting, playing corn hole, and Rook. He was loving, caring, and loyal. He possessed one of the most generous hearts you will ever find and was an amazing man & best husband that every man should live by. Jerry loved Jesus and read his Bible daily, reading it completely through at least ten times.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded by a brother, Scottie Miles.

Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Zelda Anne Prater Miles; sister-in-law, Jeanne Miles; he loved his wife Zelda Anne’s family as his very own and they loved him the same: Kernie & Tammy Prater, Charles & Donna Prater, Wayne & Linda Simmons, Bill & Glenda Ungerbuhler, Bobby & Virgie Mosley, Thurman & Alecia Carroll, Ida Adkins, James & Rosie Skeens; plus his cousin Betty and favorite fishing buddy & brother by heart, Jim Bruce.

floral squareIf so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, or Stroudsville Church of Christ, 1531 Stroudsville Rd., Adams, TN 37010, or Caney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 175 Booker Fork Rd., Pikeville, KY 41501.

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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 Pamela Kay Swindle Whitley

Age 69 of White House passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born March 26, 1952 in Madison, TN to Joe Sam & Marie Gann Swindle. She worked as a registered nurse for NorthCrest Medical Center before becoming disabled. She was a member of The Church at Grace Park.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Whitley; son, Jerry (Debbie) Whitley, II, Springfield, MO; daughter, Marcie (Jeff) Riis, Gallatin, TN; brother, Joey (Louise) Swindle, Greenbrier, TN; sisters, Linda Swindle, Lafayette, TN and Lisa (Jay) Few, Nashville, TN; 4 grandchildren, Jerry Whitley, Justin Whitley, Joey Riis and Sam Riis; 6 great-grandchildren.

floral squareAn interment service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 11am in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. A memorial service is being planned in the next couple of weeks and this obituary will be updated when arrangements are finalized.

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

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Obituary for Paul Edward Frisbee, Jr.

On Tuesday, March 30th, 2021, Paul Frisbee, devoted husband and loving father of three children, passed away at the age of 59 at his home in Hendersonville, TN. Paul was born in Neosho, MO on March 24th, 1962. He graduated from Bowling Green High School and attended Western Kentucky University, where he met his wife of 33 and a half years, Stacey Frisbee. Together they raised one son, Nathan, and two daughters, Katie and Kendall.

Paul was passionate about everything audio and visual— spending over 35 years in television, radio, and video production. He also had a love for auto racing, where he was a huge fan of both Richard Petty and Jeff Gordon; and all things nerdy— even naming a child after a name he saw in the credits of a Dr. Who episode. Paul was also one of the biggest Disney fans— a love that started with a trip to Disney World during his honeymoon, carrying that magic with him every day.

Acts of service were Paul’s love language. He was always looking for ways to help others, which extended into helping his community and serving as an interim alderman. Paul was a selfless man that exuded love and care. Everywhere he went he was the shining light of positivity, becoming friends with every person he met. There was never a dull moment when he was around, always cracking jokes and making sure that everyone left with a smile. His captivating personality will be thoroughly missed, but his love, loyalty, dedication, and humor won’t be forgotten as it continues to shine through each member of his family.

Paul is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Frisbee. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Stacey Frisbee; sons, Nathan (Ashley) Frisbee; daughters, Katie Frisbee and Kendall Frisbee; his father and stepmother, Paul and Jenny Frisbee; sisters, Pam Frisbee and Phyllis Kirby; and several nieces and nephews.

floral squareHis family requests donations be made in his memory to either the Nashville Rescue Mission at 639 Lafayette St, Nashville, TN 37203 or online or the Hendersonville Samaritan Center at 116 Dunn St, Hendersonville, TN 37075 or online

No services are planned at this time.

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

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Obituary for Charles Robert McCullough

Charles Robert McCullough, one day old infant son of Taylor and Rebecca McCullough, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville.

He is preceded in death by a grandmother, Sandi McCullough.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Joseph McCullough; and grandparents, Eddie Jones and Neil & Debbie Brown.

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 Susan Albang

Susan Rae Albang, age 68 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Livery Stables, 1104 Main St., in Pleasant View at 6:00PM on Thursday, April 8th.

The family will receive friends at The Livery Stables on Thursday from 5:00PM until the hour of Celebration at 6:00PM.

Susan was born on February 26, 1953 in Petaluma, California to the late Roy and Mildred Ruzsicska. She was retired as a registered nurse. She was a 1971 graduate of Petaluma High School. Susan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and had a generous loving heart. She was an avid fan of the Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco Giants. She loved a good joke, had a song for every occasion, loved good food and was one who never forgot a birthday.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Ruzsicska.

Survivors include her husband Nick Albang; son, Steve (Melissa) Albang; daughter, Meri Crisp; sisters, Marlene Martin, Betty (Martin) Albang, Karen French; grandchildren, Austin Crisp, Ali floral squareCrisp, Samantha Albang; Goddaughter, Andi Pounds and her brother, Justin; and many loving nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Gilda’s Club, 1707 Division St., Nashville, Tn. 37203 or Highland Park Church Women’s Prayer Group, 5710 Knob Rd, Nashville, Tn 37209.

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 Barbara Lyn Hamel

Age 70 of White House went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 30, 2021 at her home. She was born February 25, 1951 in Liberal, Kansas. She worked as a secretary for John Hamel Ministries. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Her husband of 31 years, John, dictated his work to her and she helped him write 68 books and 350 articles. He also has over 700 audio sermons, articles and books that can be viewed at www.johnhamelministries.org.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Francis & Kressie Gay Nickerson; son, Jude Michael Hamel; sister, Debbie Brightbill. She floral squareis survived by her loving husband, John Hamel, White House, TN; brothers, Corwin Nickerson, Tulsa, OK and Steve Nickerson, Hollywood, FL; two nieces, Jennifer Cross, Midland, TX and Erika (Bryan) White, Nashville, TN.

Graveside service and interment was held Friday, April 2, 2021 at 2pm in Hillcrest Cemetery. No public visitation was planned.

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

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Obituary for JC Ragland

Age 93 of White House went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 29, 2021 at his son’s home. He was born February 29, 1928 in Cottontown, TN to John Wesley & Eva Mae Birdwell Ragland. He started out as a sharecropper and bought his farm in 1954. He loved the land and farmed his entire life. He raised tobacco, raised and sold seed, did custom combine work and was known for growing some of the best sweet potatoes anywhere around. He was a member of Portland Road Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 59 years, Wynona Steele Ragland; brothers, Willie Herbert “Bill” Ragland and Robert Hendley Ragland; sisters, Minnie Lucille Tomlinson, Barbra Jean Sullivan Dugas, Mary Jane Skimmiehorn and Margaret Ann Carter. He is survived by his son, Kevin Steele (Lisa Jeannette) Ragland, White House, TN; grandson, Zachary Steele Ragland (Rachael Reed), Houston, TX; sisters, Betty Katherine Stafford, Hohenwald, TN and Florence Marie Philpot, Portland, TN.

Funeral service was conducted Friday, April 2, 2021 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Rev. Samuel Brown officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with floral squarefamily and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Thursday, April 1, 2021 4-8pm and Friday, April 2, 2021 9-11am at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Portland Road Church of Christ c/o Jessie Wilkinson 3020 Highway 31W White House, TN 37188

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Joyce Ann Stuard

Joyce Ann Stuard, age 79 of Springfield, Tennessee died Saturday March 27, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Wednesday March 31, 2021 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Cato officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams, TN with Josh Cato, Dillon Cato, Tyler Cato, Tim Sierman, Tom Sierman, Brent Lawson and Andrew Wofford serving as pallbearers. Donald Cato Jr. and Chris Hillman served as honorary pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8 pm and again on Wednesday from 12-2 pm.

Joyce was born January 23, 1942 in Springfield, TN to the late William Stuard and Mildred Cavender Stuard. Her husbands, Charlie C. Hillman and Donald Cato Sr., son-in-law, Brett ”Winky” DuBois and great great grandchild, Waylon Nunez also preceded her in death. She attended South Haven Baptist Church and worked as manager in the newspaper business. Joyce was an avid antique doll collector and loved gardening and animals.

floral squareSurviving her are her sons, Donald (Cathy) Cato Jr. and Chris Hillman; daughters, Brenda (Timmy) Sierman and Susan DuBois; grandchildren, Mesha (John) Reece, Brent (Parlene) Lawson, Marie Sierman, Thomas Sierman, Timothy Sierman II, Josh (Ashley) Cato, Angel Cato, Dillon (Kayla) Cato, Tyler (Charlotte) Cato, Melissa DuBois, Brittan DuBois, Amanda (James Smith) DuBois, Christina Geraci and Michael Geraci; twenty-three great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Elder Edward Wilson Pulliam

Elder Edward Wilson Pulliam, 88, transitioned from this earthly life into eternal life at the Alvin C York Hospice Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Wednesday March 24, 2021.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home.

He was born in Springfield, Tennessee on November 16, 1932 to William P Pulliam and Fairy Mae Woodard Pulliam.

In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Annie Blanche West Pulliam; two sisters: Ada Bell (Daniel) Frazier, Mary (Sam) Keys; and two brothers: Robert (Eunice) Pulliam, William (Floretta) Pulliam. He is survived by one brother, Richard (Kathy) Pulliam.

Edward enlisted into the United States Army at age 18 and served combat in the Korean War. After his honorable tour of duty ended, he returned to the States and married his bride Annie on July 7, 1956. He worked as a mail handler for the United States Post Office in Indianapolis, Indiana and later in Nashville, Tennessee after relocating back to his hometown of Springfield, Tennessee.

Edward loved the Lord and his Christian faith with all his heart and soul. After becoming an ordained minister, Elder Pulliam soon gained pastorship at the Church of God Sanctified in Russellville, Kentucky and the Church of God Sanctified in Evansville, Indiana. He served the Church family and community for 41 years.

floral squareHe leaves to cherish his memory; two children: Edward Anthony Pulliam, Crystal Anne Pulliam-Lewis, daughter-in-law Margaret Pulliam; four grandchildren: Deidra Lewis, Michael (Chelon) Pulliam, David Clark, Jessica (Jesse) Reid; six great grandchildren: Sequoi Martin, Avery Pulliam, Kai Pulliam, Athena Pulliam, La’Zailah Harrell, Harmony Reid; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless devoted Church family members and community followers.

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Obituary for Angela Jill Morrow Hazelwood

Angela Jill Morrow Hazelwood, 52, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Thursday March 25, 2021 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Monday March 29th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Glenn Ford, Michael Morrow, Gary Payne, Robbie Morrow, Josh Reynolds, and Jason Reynolds serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Angela was born May 11, 1968 in Robertson County to the late Billy Ray and Sue Reynolds Morrow. She worked at Rivergate Kia and floral squarewas a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Angela enjoyed gardening, hiking, and especially being with family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Frank Hazelwood, Jr.

Angela is survived by her daughter: Chloe Hazelwood of Knoxville, by her son: Carson Hazelwood of Greenbrier, and by her sister: Suzanne Ford and husband Glenn of Hendersonville.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mrs. Lynda Teasley Bellar

Mrs. Lynda Teasley Bellar, 99, of Adams, died, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at her home.

Graveside services were conducted on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:00 A.M in Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Brother Marvin Crouch officiating. Frank Smith, Lynn Smith, Phillip Brown, Kenneth Holman, Edward Tilley, and Randy Brooksher served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Bellar was born on November 25, 1921 to the late Lander N. and Myrtle Gill Teasley. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband; Robert Earl Bellar, her brothers Billy Teasley, Don Teasley, and her sister, Marie Smith. Mrs. Bellar was a member of the Adams Church of Christ. Mrs. Bellar loved to spend time with her family, gardening, reading, and her animals. Her favorite place to go every Saturday, was Burdett’s Tea Room. She worked at the ASCS office for 37 Years.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughter, Pat Bellar of Adams, nephews, Frank and Joyce Smith of Adams, Lynn Smith of Adams, Don and Lorrie Bellar of Lakeland, Florida, Randy Chester of Cumming, Georgia, nieces, Bettye Lynn and Clyde Richert of Springfield, Vivian and Kelvin Penuel of White House, Leann Chester West Palm Beach, Florida, Sisters-in-laws, Ruth Bellar of Springfield, Polly Teasley of Golden, Colorado, loving and special caretaker, Christina Brown, and many great nieces and nephews.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Ruth Hicks Callis Apple

Ruth Hicks Callis Apple (Age 85) of Greenbrier, TN passed away at home on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

She is preceded in death by her parents George and Nettie Hicks; brothers, George D. Hicks, Jr, Paul R. Hicks; sisters, Mary Francis Fiori, Grace Hicks and Edith Kleam.

She was employed by the Robertson County Board of Education as Secretary and Bookkeeper at Greenbrier Elementary School for twenty-five years. She was a Girl Scout and a Cub Scout leader. She was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ and a past member of the Women’s Board of Robertson County Farm Bureau. She loved her family and family gatherings and enjoyed camping.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Apple; daughter, Jennifer (Jeff) Bedwell of White House, TN; sons, Craig (Wynne) Callis of Hendersonville, TN, Todd (Grace) Apple of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Jenny (Owen) Slaughter of Hendersonville, TN, Katie (Bryce) Davidson of Columbia, TN, Jordan Bedwell of White floral squareHouse, TN, Jeffrey Bedwell of White House, TN, Annie Apple of Nashville, TN, Jacob Apple of Boulder, CO; 6 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Vern Kleam of Goodlettsville, TN; best friend, Betty Wells of Hartsville, TN and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at Springfield Memorial Gardens in Springfield, TN on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM. Friends were welcome to attend.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Jimmy Brinkley

James “Jimmy” Claude Brinkley, age 75 of Hermitage, Tennessee, formerly of Ashland City, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Saturday, March 27th, with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Ashland City. Jason O’Neill, Joe Woodard, Stan Penny, Dustin Bruce, Randal Brinkley and Dewayne Bannister will serve as pallbearers.

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

Mr. Brinkley was born on December 11, 1945 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late Porter and Mary Shearron Brinkley. He was retired after 30 years with S & D coffee company and also served as a constable for eight years for Cheatham County. He loved to bowl, ride his motorcycle everywhere, and was an avid golfer.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Brinkley and a sister, Lona May.

Survivors include his daughters, Michelle Bannister Brinkley, Melonie Brinkley, Monica (Jason) O’Neill; grandchildren, Jimbo Bannister, Dustin Bruce, Eric Oldham, Anastasia O’Neil, Victoria floral squareO’Neill; and great-grandchildren, Courtney Bannister, Hailey Oldham, Lianna Bruce, and Nola Bruce.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 478 Craighead St. #200, Nashville, Tn. 37204.

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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 Troy Daniel Carroll Jr.

It is with great sadness the family of Troy Daniel Carroll, Jr. (aka T.J.) announces his sudden passing on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the age of 27.

TJ will be remembered by his loving father, Troy Carroll; loving stepmom, Melissa Carroll; and loving mother, Wendy Brown; his children, Bella and Rayden; brothers, Jason Hamilton, Anthony Huffines, Brandon Huffines, Justin Lemmonds and Landon Carroll; his Grandparents, Danny and Ruby Carroll, Jerry and Linda Taylor; along with his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

TJ was preceded in death by his sister, Nicki Carroll. Pallbearers will be his brothers Jason Hamilton, Anthony Huffines, Brandon Huffines, and Justin Lemmonds and cousins Shay Dunivant and Ashton Taylor.

His family received friends from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Thursday, April 1 and again on Friday, April 2 from 10:00am until floral squarehis Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville.

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

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Obituary for SSgt Tyler Scott Smith

SSgt Tyler Scott Smith, age24 of Milton, FL formerly of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, March 22, at his residence in Milton.

Funeral services were held at 2pm on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Rev. Todd Alexander and Bro. Terry Exley officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with full Military Honors. Honorary pallbearers were Brandon Troutt, Kevin Barker, Nate Gross, Michael Gross, Chad Elliott and special honorary, Eli Barker. The family received friends 10am until time of service at 2pm on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the funeral home.

Tyler was born in Nashville, TN on March 14, 1997. He is the son of Scott (Sheila) Smith of Hendersonville. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ken Smith.

SSgt. Tyler S. Smith was a CV-22 Craftsman serving in the Special Operations Force Support Squadron of the US Air Force. He was a 2015 graduate of Station Camp High School in Gallatin, TN. He enjoyed Basketball, Football (Station Camp and Parks League), loved sports in general and just hanging out and spending time with friends.

He is survived by his father, Scott W. (Sheila) Smith; mother, floral squareChristy Corley; paternal grandmother, Betty Smith; maternal grandmother, Donna Hughes; maternal grandfather, John Hughes; sisters, Kenna Gross, Sabrina Taylor, Hannah Taylor, Brianna Taylor and Savannah Taylor.

Military served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Brandon Troutt, Kevin Barker, Nate Gross, Michael Gross, Chad Elliott and special honorary, Eli Barker.

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

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Obituary for Donald Herbert Gregory

Donald H. Gregory, age 92, of Hendersonville, TN passed away Monday, March 22, 2021.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Peggy Gregory (Hunt); sons, Steve and David; daughter-in-law, Linda; five grandchildren, Emily Wicke (Andy), Melissa Baker (Brad), Ellen Smithmier (Kenny), Becky Chastain (Kelly), and Sarah Tarpley (Trey); and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by one half brother, Don Kelly. He is preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Joy.

Don was a native of Nashville being born in 1928 at home on 3rd Avenue North and raised on Joseph Avenue in East Nashville. He was the only son of Eagon and Floris Gregory. He attended Nashville public schools and was a 1948 graduate of East High School. Don was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. In 1953, he and Peggy were married at Jackson Park Church of Christ. He worked for AT&T for 34 years at their office in downtown Nashville. He was a member of the Goodlettsville Church of Christ.

Above all, he loved God, his wife, and his family.
Don was a man of servitude, patience, and perseverance. He sought to create a safe, secure and loving home for his family which has been passed down 3 generations. During his life he served as a church deacon, a song leader, and a Bible teacher. His patience was best displayed in the time spent repairing anything broken or discarded in his workshop. He will be remembered by his family for his time spent playing guitar (mainly Chet Atkins songs), teaching his kids and grandkids how to swim, and reading or reciting stories to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a lifelong learner teaching himself the electric slide for his granddaughter’s wedding at 79, attending his first college class at age 81, and teaching neighborhood kids how to build and fly kites at age 84.

His outlook on life and life after death is best captured in his favorite poem “When Earth’s Last Picture Is Painted“, which he would read, recite, and revisit throughout his life.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Churches of Christ Disaster Relief. 

Don’s wishes were to have no funeral ceremony.

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

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