In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week August 2, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week August 2, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries July 27-Aug. 2, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Victor Fox, Sr.

Victor Joseph Fox, Sr., age 77, of Cookeville, and formerly of Robertson County, died Friday, July 31, 2020 at his home. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Anthony Lopez as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St Michael’s Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 9am until the hour of service at 11am.

Mr. Fox was born December 4, 1942 in Louisville, KY to the late Elmer and Della Hensley Fox. He worked as a plumber and a communicant at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. He loved playing golf, gardening, his family and KY Wildcat Basketball.

floral squareIn addition to his parents Mr. Fox is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Frances Traughber Fox and his brother, Herschel Leroy Fox. Mr. Fox is survived by his son, Victor (Machelle) Fox, Jr. of Michigan; daughter, Carolyn (Michael) Murphy of Cookeville; sisters, Marsha (Glen) Williams and Ginger (George) Joyner, both of Florida; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. 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 Benjamin Henry Lewis

Benjamin Henry Lewis, age 39, passed away on July 25, 2020. He was born in Little Falls, MN and was a lifelong resident of Springfield, TN.

Benjamin graduated from Springfield High School and Tennessee College of Applied Technology. He was a journeyman electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and completed his certification through the Nashville Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Benjamin was mechanically and electrically gifted. He was passionate about his family, the outdoors, and fishing. He was most comfortable in the woods or on the water.

Benjamin is survived by daughters, Ava Elizabeth and Adalynn Harlee, and their mother, Marcia, of Springfield; parents, W. Michael and Donna Lewis, of Springfield; twin sister, Sally W. Lewis, of Greenbrier; brother, Evan M. Lewis (Helen), of Marietta, GA; sister, Jane Marie Brown (Alexander), of Nashville; and nieces and nephews, Madison Clare Lewis, Tyler Lathrem, Lazaros Lewis, Julianna Brown, and Vivian Brown.

floral squareThe burial service will be Wednesday, August 5 at Larkspur Conservation at Taylor Hollow in Westmoreland, TN, with Deacon Michael Morris officiating. Services will be limited to immediate family. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to Larkspur Conservation (larkspurconservation.org) or the Nature Conservancy—Tennessee (nature.org).

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

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Obituary for Gertrude Tate Fisher

Gertrude Tate Fisher, 93, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday August 2, 2020 at The Waters of Robertson. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday August 6th at 1:00 p.m. in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Pastor Patrick Nix officiating. Pallbearers will be Leslie Richardson, Nick Richardson, Austin Brewer, Seth Choate, Don Downard, Jake Downard, Jimmy Bunch, and Glenn Gainous. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fisher was born May 12, 1927 in Springfield to the late Bud and Lillian Sawyers Tate. She was a homemaker and a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Springfield. Mrs. Fisher loved cooking, shopping, listening to country music, and talking with people. She never met a stranger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son: Jimmy Fisher, by her brother: Leonard Tate, by her sisters: Florence Dodd and Lucille Briley, and by her grandchildren: Darrin and David Downard.

floral squareMrs. Fisher is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Donna Downard of Springfield, Darlene and Glenn Gainous of Springfield, Marlene and Jimmy Bunch of Springfield, Marilyn and Bill Johnson of South Carolina, grandchildren: Teresa Richardson and husband Leslie, Don Downard and wife Allison, great grandchildren: Alyssa Downard Choate, Jake Downard, Keylea and Nick Richardson, and by her dear friends: Emily Stephens and Joyce Ann Reeves.

If so desired, donations may be made to The Hope Center of Flewellyn Baptist Church

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Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of services.

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Obituary for Betty Jean Stewart Carver

Betty Jean Stewart Carver, 85, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday July 31, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday August 9th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Russ Noss officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brent Duffer, Daniel Stewart, Gary Thompson, Brant Bonds, Matt Fields, and Jim Ring serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Carver was born March 26, 1935 in Cross Plains to the late Leslie Nolen and Vera Mae Anderson Stewart. She was a graduate of East Robertson High School. Mrs. Carver worked many years as the bookkeeper for Bill Woodard Trucking in Springfield. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains, where she loved greeting everyone, especially the children and she always had candy or cookies for them. Mrs. Carver loved going to the lake, cooking, helping others, visiting the nursing homes, and all of her 4 legged grandchildren (dogs) that she loved so much.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Gerald and Don Stewart. Mrs. Carver is survived by her husband: Ed Carver of Springfield, by her sons and daughters-in-law: Chip and Kim Johnson of Springfield, Mike and Angela Carver of Fayetteville, GA, David and Lisa Carver of Spring, TX, by her daughters and sons-in-law: Cindy and Phillip Major of Hiawassee, GA, Tammy and Burt Proctor of Newnan, GA, by 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of services.

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Obituary for Josie Belle Palmer Jarrett

Josie Belle Palmer Jarrett, 83, of Springfield, stepped into the presence of her Savior on Friday July 31, 2020 at North Crest Medical Center. Due to the current conditions surrounding COVID-19, the family would like to thank each of you for your understanding of their decision to have a public Celebration of Life for Ms. Josie at a future date and hopes that each of you will be able to attend when that date is set. There will be a private family graveside committal in the Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery on Monday August 10, 2020

Josie was the youngest of twelve children born to the late Frank and Stella Palmer in Lebanon, Tennessee. Nine siblings preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Herschel McKinley Jarrett. Josie professed hope in Jesus Christ at an early age and was a baptized member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tennessee. She later moved to Springfield, Tennessee and became an active member of First Missionary Baptist Church, serving in the Missionary Society, Church Aide, Senior Choir, and teaching Sunday school.

She received her early education in the public schools in Lebanon, Tennessee. She attended A&I State University and later received her B.S. Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Trevecca Nazarene College. She began her teaching career in the Robertson County school system. She served for 43 years, teaching at Bransford Elementary School, Westside Elementary School and Springfield Middle School. She loved working with children.

floral squareShe leaves to cherish her loving memory: son, Sylvester Jarrett; daughter, Sylvia Jarrett; sisters, Esther McCoy of Detroit, Michigan, Nina Gragg of Nashville, TN; sisters-in-law, Ervina Jarrett and Sallie Palmer; brothers-in-law Henry Jarrett and Rev. John Jarrett; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

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 was in charge of services.

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Obituary for Jim Arms

Jim Arms, 76, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday July 31, 2020 at North Crest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday August 5th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor John Nelson officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Arms was born October 24, 1943 in Cedar Hill to the late William Frank and Junie Morgan Arms. He was retired from Aramark, and then went to work as a courier with Hollingsworth Oil Company, from which he also retired. Mr. Arms was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed both playing and watching the game of golf. The highlight of Mr. Arms life was spending time with his grandchildren. He attended every baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer games, and every dance recital, tennis match, and swim meets that his grandchildren were involved with.

floral squareMr. Arms is survived by his wife, Linda Wiseman Arms, whom he would be married to for 49 years on August 7th of this year, by his son: Andy Arms and his wife Melissa of Springfield, by his daughter: Angie Arms Wright and her husband Jeremy of Brentwood, by his brothers: Bob Arms and his wife Barbara Jean, and Wayne Arms all of Adams, and by his grandchildren: Tanner Wright, Taylor Wright, Juliana Wright, Drew Arms, Emma Joyce, and Will Joyce.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church and the family will later decide what function of the church the donations will benefit.

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Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of services.

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Obituary for Jerry V. Wooden

Jerry V. Wooden, age 74 of Springfield, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Vantage Point Nursing Center in Ashland City after a long illness.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Hogan officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Richard Bellar, Roane Choate, Jason Duke, Brian Nicholson, Mike Stafford, and Shane Toole serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 until 8 PM and Friday from 9 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Wooden was born October 25, 1945 in Robertson County. He retired from Regal Chemical Company of Alpharetta, GA in 2012. He also worked at The Family Store in Springfield and was a teacher and coach at Westside. Jerry was an exceptional basketball player in high school and at Austin Peay State University. He enjoyed all sports more recently as a spectator.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Russell and Willie Bea Yates; brothers, George, Robert, and Earl Wooden; and sisters, Helen Rogers and Sue Campbell.

Jerry is survived by his son Jerry Vernon Wooden II and wife, Karen of Pleasant View; daughter, Julie Wooden Browning and husband, Sam of Murray, KY; granddaughter, Greyson Jean Browning of Murray, KY; brother, Ricky Yates and wife, Sandy of Cedar Hill; and sister, Barbara Jean Berry of Chapel Hill.

floral squareThe family would like to thank the family and friends who have visited Jerry in the last few years. A special thanks from Jerry’s children to John and Mary Nicholson for visiting their dad every week. Your visits meant so much to him.

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Arrangements for Lakesha Crowder

Private Family Services Saturday, August 1, 2020 At 12:00 Noon.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic masks are required to be worn.

Service will be live-streamed on W. D. Crowder Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Interment: Monday, August 3, 2020 At 9:00 Am Greenwood North Cemetery Nashville, Tn.

Full obituary to be published soon.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Tracye Mooneyhan

Tracye “Gammy” Crawford Mooneyhan, age 63, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Josh Culver officiating. Burial will follow in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklin, KY with Chester Dixon, Ron Kemper, Paul Crumley, Justin Lambert, James “Slim” McKinney and Will Brown serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Hollman and Kaul Wilson. Brother John Rushing will officiate the Graveside Service.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 4-8pm and again on Friday from 11am until the hour of service.

Mrs. Mooneyhan was born May 15, 1957 in Springfield to the late Nelson Miller and Willie Ann Dorris Crawford. She worked as the Dispatcher at Electrolux and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She loved her family and especially her grandchildren.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Mooneyhan is preceded in death by her sisters, Marcia Ament, Libby Brake, Joyce Wint and Jamie Brown. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, George Wilson Mooneyhan; son, Joshua Derrick Mooneyhan of Springfield; step-son, Jeremy Wilson (Reshanda) Mooneyhan of White House; daughters, Christal Michelle Albright of Springfield and Kimberly Nichole Mooneyhan of Cookeville; sisters, Kellye Crawford Conquest of White House and Elizabeth Walker of Orlinda; and grandchildren, Carly Albright, Georgia Albright, Olivia Albright, Shaylin Mooneyhan, Jazlyn Mooneyhan and Peyton Cope.

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

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Obituary for Robert B. Johnson

Robert B. (Bob) Johnson, age 85 of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020.

He was a hardworking husband and father who loved his church, his family and his many friends. His hobby was talking and enjoyed talking to everyone he met. He was always on the go, and always doing something – he never knew an idle moment. He was known to be very particular about taking care of his yard and enjoyed working there and loved caring for his flowers. He also loved UT Football and spoiling his grandbabies.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mabel Johnson; his wife, Sarah Jane Johnson; and a son, Douglas Allen Johnson. He is survived by his son, Stephen Johnson; his daughter, Margaret (Bud) Judkins; his grandchildren, Mason Johnson, Sarah Judkins and Gretchen Judkins; and a sister, Peggy Yanda of California.

No services are planned at this time, but there will be a gathering of family and friends scheduled and announced at a later date.

floral squareBob was always looking for ways to give back to the community that he so dearly loved. Because of this, his family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made in his name to the Samaritan Center of Hendersonville at 116 Dunn Street, Hendersonville TN 37075 or online at www.tnhsa.org

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

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Obituary for Diana Lynn Grady

Diana Lynn Grady, age 63, of Springfield passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at her residence.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM on Monday, August 3rd at the Greenbrier Cemetery with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. Pallbearers will be Jason Adcock, Jordan Bell, Danny Crabtree, Charles Holland, Allen Nash, Jr, and Conn Raymer. The family will receive friends 12pm to 2pm on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenbrier Cemetery.

She was born in Madison, TN on October 30, 1956 to the late Charles Lynn and Ethel V. Aldridge Holland. She was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher Armour.

She was a member of Lights Chapel Baptist Church and was a clerical employ in the medical field. She enjoyed computer games, antiquing and fishing.

floral squareShe is survived by brother, Charles Dean (Rhonda) Holland of Greenbrier; sisters, Regina (Allen) Nash of Greenbrier, Wanda (David) Coulter of Millersville; grandchildren, Triston Armour, Dakota Armour and Leigha Pedan.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Monroe Carroll Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2000 Children’s Way, Nashville, TN 37232.

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

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Obituary for Quincy D. Mitchell “Stank”

Quincy Donnell Mitchell “Stank”
Quincy Donnell Payne was born on September 11, 1969 to the late Goyquina Mitchell Payne.

Quincy was raised by his mother, the late Goyquina Mitchell Payne and Abram Donnell Payne, who survives. He attended school in Robertson County, graduating with honors from Springfield High School, Class of 1987. He went on to further his education at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee and acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Quincy became a restaurant manager at Pizza Hut in September of 1992 where he met his devoted, loving wife of 25 ½ hours. Quincy continued with the restaurant industry until 2007. On March 1, 2007, Quincy started a new chapter in his career at AT&T where he advanced as a manager for the last thirteen years.
Quincy loved helping, teaching, developing, and training people to always do things right the first time. He always liked to have fun and was always silly with a good sense of humor.

Quincy and Shewanda met at Pizza Hut in Nashville, Tennessee and later wed on December 31, 1994 in Springfield, Tennessee where they purchased their home and raised their three sons, Dar’Shon, De’ion and the late Carlos Mitchell, who preceded him in death. Quincy attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness where he was baptized in the 2000’s. Quincy was a God fearing man who trusted in Jehovah God (Proverbs 3:5). Quincy let the Bible direct and guide him on how to raise his family. He inculcated and instilled in them the importance of relying on Jehovah and putting Him first. Family was important to him. Quincy and Shewanda had their first grandchild in June 2019. He was a proud grandfather. He was “Q Dad” to Z’nyla and she was affectionately call “Shabooby” by him. He was a family man. He loved his family unconditionally. He was a devoted, loving father and husband, as well as an awesome provider. Quincy is the definition of a good man, husband, father, son, brother, nephew, son-in-law, friend and cousin. The void that he left can never be filled.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his son, Carlos Mitchell, and grandparents, J. C. Mitchell and Bertha Pope Mitchell.

Quincy’s life ended July 22, 2020 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories: his loving and devoted wife of 25 ½ years, Shewanda Mitchell; sons, Dar’Shon Mitchell and De’ion Mitchell; granddaughter, Z’nyla Mitchell; father, Abram Payne; brother, Allen Payne; sister, Lasonya (Dontez) Brooks; aunts, Sherry A. Payne, and Nina (Gary) Summers; mother and father-in-law, Faye and Larry Griffin of Nashville, TN; a host of other relatives and long time friends that will remember and cherish his memories.

Services were Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12:00 noon at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Words of Comfort by Lawrence Smith and Interment in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Linda McKinney Hand

Linda McKinney Hand, age 66 of Greenbrier passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Funeral Service will at 12pm on Tuesday, August 4 at Greenridge Church of Christ with Bro. Jack Martin officiating. Pallbearers will be Eric Phillips, Dustin Shepherd, Bo Brendle, Tom Dalley, James Webb and Dalton Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Mellinger and David Graham. The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Monday, August 3 at Greenridge Church of Christ and 9am to 12pm on Tuesday, August 4 at the church.

Linda was born in Clarksville, TN on November 11, 1953 to the late William Robert and Velma Louise Bagwell McKinney. She was also preceded in death by her husband Randal Peyton Hand and sister-in-law, Celeste McKinney.

She was a member of Greenridge Church of Christ where she served as church secretary for 25 years and then was owner of Bakers Market for 14 years. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She loved being outside and playing golf.

floral squareShe is survived by son, Shane (Mary) Hand of Pleasant View; daughters, Miranda (Thomas) Mellinger of Greenbrier, Shanda (Eric) Phillips of Greenbrier; brothers, Bill (Sara Jane) McKinney of Barren Plains, Tommy McKinney of Adams; grandchildren, Tanner Mellinger, Tori Mellinger, Brooks Phillips, Aiden Phillips, Richard Rigsby, Bradon Rigsby, great-grandson, Noah Rigsby and special friend, David Graham.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greenridge Church of Christ.

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

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Obituary for Evelyn Faye Johnson

Evelyn Faye Johnson, 71, left this life for eternal salvation on July 30, 2020. She was met in heaven by the love of her life, husband, Lawrence Johnson, father SF Shepard and brothers Frank and Donald Ray Shepard. Faye leaves behind a loving daughter, Kimber Dills (Greg) and grandson, Kamen Wren who was her pride and joy. She is also survived by her mother Ruby Shepard, siblings Dimple Warren (Mike), Shirley Hester, Tippy Shepard (Linda), Bill Shepard (Christine), numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Faye was a creative light and artist’s soul. She was an accomplished painter, interior decorator, floral designer, and seamstress; although her favorite hobby was dancing with her groom of 55 years. Faye loved her family most of all and was so many things to so many people. She was a constant fixture, cheering at Kamen’s baseball games and would play board games with Gunnar for hours on end. There are some who would bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains. The loss is immeasurable, but so is the love and light she left behind.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 4 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation at Noon and service at 2pm.

floral squareMemorial contributions may be made to Oneida Baptist Institute 11 Mulberry St. Oneida, KY 40972. Faye had many special memories of her missionary work here. Pallbearers will be Daniel Stewart, Josh Walker, Todd Allman, Delvin Hester, Blake Hester and Kyle Hester. Honorary pallbearers Gunnar Allman, Mike Warren and Junior Meadows.

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

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Obituary for Douglas P Gross

Age 71 of Cross Plains, TN went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his home. He was born July 28, 1949 in South Bend, Indiana to Preston & Mardel Wilson Gross.

He worked in the Heating & Air Business as an HVAC serviceman. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines during Vietnam and was a member of White Hill Community Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, playing pool and playing Texas Hold ’em. He never met a stranger and had an infectious sense of humor. He loved having cookouts and spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Terry Scott. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Margaret “Peggy” Gross, Cross Plains, TN; sons, Jason (Michelle) Gross, Watertown, TN and Jeromy (Brandi Sharber), White House, TN; brothers, Terry Gross, Cross Plains, TN and Dempsey (Joann) Gross, Michigan; sisters, Towana Scott, Portland, TN and Annie (Wes) Street, South Bend, Indiana; 3 grandchildren, Christian Gross, Portland, TN, Savannah Gross and Andrew Gross, both of Watertown, TN; numerous nieces and nephews.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Friday, August 7, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Ed Tinnin officiating. Interment will follow in White Hill Community Cemetery with military honors and with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Friday, August 7, 2020 10am until 2pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Sarah Madelyn Mayes

Sarah Madelyn Mayes, age 76 of Houston, TX formerly of Springfield, TN passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at her residence.

Graveside Services will be held 12 pm on Tuesday, August 4th at Oakland Cemetery, Springfield, TN. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

She was born August 16, 1943 in Springfield, TN to the late William Allie and Ruth Brown Carroll. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers. She was a Manager for AT&T for 47 years.

She is survived by son, Jeff (Suzie) Mayes of Houston, TX; sister, Irene Page of Cedar Hill, TN; grandchildren, Kristen, Kyle, Kody; great-grandchildren, Bobby, Rebecah and Bentley.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Mrs. Donna Louise Watts Groves

Mrs. Donna Louise Watts Groves, age 71, of Orlinda, died Monday, July 27, 2020 at Hendersonville Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday August 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Portland Memorial Gardens with Josh Likens, JP King, Eddie Watts, Matthew Groves, Jody Thompson, and Lee Goostree serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home. .

She was born December 22, 1948 in Springfield, TN, and is the daughter of the late Otto and Olean Shoulders Watts. Mrs. Groves was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Donnie Groves. She is survived by her son: Scott Pitt of Cross Plains, by her daughter: Carol Pitt Likens of Hendersonville, by her step-son: Danny Groves (Melissa) of Portland, by her step-daughter: Wendy Thompson (Jackie) of Portland, by her brother, Glenn Watts (Linda) of Greenbrier, by her grandchildren, Jesse Likens, Josh Likens, Kayla Love, Christy Wright, Jody Thompson, Matthew Groves, and Kara Dickens, by her three great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

floral squareDonna always had radiant smile on her face. She loved the Christmas season and her hobbies included antique shopping and collecting Fenton Glassware. Donna loved to travel with Donnie and adventures took them far and near.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, to please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Obituary for Sherrie Ann Jones Wiggins

Sherrie Ann Jones Wiggins, age 75 of Springfield, TN died Sunday July 26, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Saturday August 1, 2020 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Walter George officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Jack Wiggins, Scott Wiggins, Troy Walling, Grant Garst, Jeff Garst, Marty Cook, Chris Cook. James Riley, Will Ed Osborne, Samuel Osborne and Joey Randolph serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4 pm until 7 pm and again on Saturday from 11 am until service time at 1 pm.

Sherrie was born April 17, 1945 in Nashville, TN to the late George Gilbert Jones and Fronie Ruth Bowers Jones. Her sister, Glenda Hayes also preceded her in death. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for a time. Sherrie was a 1963 graduate of Clarksville High School and a 1967 graduate of Austin Peay College, later getting her Masters plus 45 degree. She retired from teaching physics and chemistry, the last 20 years at Greenbrier High School where she was a Career Ladder 3 teacher. She was Teacher of the year once and served as president of the Robertson County Teachers Association. She was an accomplished pianist.

floral squareSurviving Sherrie are her college sweetheart and husband, John Bynum Wiggins III of Springfield; sons and daughter’s-in-law, John Bynum (John B.) Wiggins IV and Kerry of Cross Plains, TN and David Randolph Wiggins and Tiffany of Decatur, TN; brother, George Gilbert Jones Jr. of Miamisburg, OH; sister’s and brother-in-law, Juanita Osborn and Larry of Fairfax, VA and Connie Sue Jones of Tarrytown, NY; brother-in-law, Johnny Hayes and grandchildren, Jack Wiggins, Scott Wiggins and Kate Wiggins.

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Obituary for Herbert Eugene “Gene” Pack

Herbert Eugene “Gene” Pack, 80, of Greenbrier, passed away on Sunday July 26, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Friday July 31st at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Eric Pack and Ron Smiley officiating. Interment followed in EverRest of Cheatham with David Beard, Zachary Beard, Dustin Beard, Darin Kendall, Jim Kilgore, and Ron Smiley serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. The family requested that everyone planning to attend the visitation and/or funeral service, to please comply with the County Mandate Order of wearing a mask or facial covering and to also comply with the CDC guidelines of social distancing.

Eugene was born February 27, 1940 in Williamson County. He attended West High School where he helped lead the boys’ basketball team to their best regular season record in the school history, earning a place in the 1959/1960 regional tournament. Sometime thereafter, he left school and began working to support his family after the death of his mother. At some point, through mutual friends, Herbert Eugene Pack met Linda Joyce Clement. They must have been smitten as they soon were engaged and were married September 14, 1963 and would celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary this year. He worked for local food service and trucking companies including Kraft and Sysco. By working many hours, he supported his wife and family, that he loved so much and that he always wanted to have the best possible. Eugene and Linda raised three children together, Angela, born in 1969, Eric, born in 1971, and Stephanie, born in 1974. All three children married later in life and they were then blessed with 3 grandchildren, Ashlea, Amber, and Autumn, and then by 2 great grandchildren: Gabriel and Lily. Family brought great joy and spending time with family was one of the most important things to Eugene and Linda. They often opened their home for cookouts, celebrations, and weekly dinners. Eugene led his family spiritually and made sure that they were part of a church and provided an example of seeking God, reading the Bible, and looking towards God in all situations. He was a man of great integrity, great character, and great love for his family and friends. Eugene will be forever missed but his family is grateful for God’s promises and they find comfort that his resting place is in heaven where he has been reunited with his family, loved ones, and where they will each see him again.

floral squareEugene was preceded in death by his parents: William Herbert and Addie Mae Hughes Pack, and by his sister: Marie Beard. He is survived by his wife: Linda Clement Pack of Greenbrier, son and daughter-in-law: Eric and Bethany Pack of Bethpage, daughters and sons-in-law: Angela and Ron Smiley of Greenbrier, Stephanie and Jim Kilgore of Nashville, by his grandchildren: Ashlea (Colton) Crain, Amber (Darin) Kendall, and Autumn Smiley, by his great grandchildren: Gabriel and Lily Prosser, and by his nephew: David Beard.

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Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of services.

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Obituary for Alice Bailey

Alice Bailey, age 95 of Greenbrier, died Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Stone Ridge Healthcare in Ridgetop.

Her remains were cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Mrs. Bailey was born December 13, 1924 in Hilo, HI. She was one of five children born to the late Tokichi and Tei Takahi Honma. Before her health declined, she attended South Haven Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Lutas; a daughter, Dianne; and a great grandchild, Avery.

She is survived by her daughter, Lordes Hauanio of Hawaii; special friend, Norma Bass of Greenbrier; 4 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of services.

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Obituary for John David Wilson

John David Wilson, age 69 of Springfield passed away Saturday, July 25 at his home.

Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, July 29 at 12pm with Rev. Doug Spain officiating and Ronnie Pendleton, Jerry Arms, Josh Tripp, Brandon Chapman, Kenny Carrolland and Kenny Carlisle serving as pallbearers. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, 4pm to 8pm and again on Wednesday, 10am until time of service at 12pm at the funeral home.

Mr. Wilson was born in Springfield on December 23, 1950 to the late Robert Lewis Wilson and Sallye Mae Horn Wilson. He attended Grace Free Will Baptist Church. He worked in the body shop at floral squarePayne Chevrolet for 45 years. He enjoyed farming, fishing and woodworking. He was a hardworking man who loved his family and especially his grandchildren very much.

He is survived by his mother, Sallye Mae Horn Wilson; wife, Pamela Gayle Pendleton Wilson; daughters, Angela (Tim) Teasley, Amanda Wilson, Alisha (Jason) Hester; grandchildren, Makayla Ellis, Makenley Ellis, Haley Hester, Izzy Hester, Kimber Teasley; brothers, James (Sandy) Wilson and Paul (Maria) Wilson.

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

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Obituary for Benjamin Henry Lewis

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Obituary for Mae Galdoni

Mae Marie Galdoni, age 89 of Pleasant View, Tennessee formerly of Michigan died Friday, July 24, 2020 at her daughter’s home.

Mrs. Galdoni’s funeral services will be held in Livonia, Michigan at a later date. Their website is www.mannsfuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Galdoni was born on May 23, 1931 in Farmington, Michigan to the late Frank and Pearl Ross Brown. She retired as a cafeteria manager. She enjoyed going on vacations, playing with her grandchildren, and loved watching fireworks. She was a member Galilean Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband William Richardson, her second husband, Raymond Galdoni; and sisters, Anna Baker, Mary Teeples, and Frances Brown.

floral squareShe is survived by her son, Robert (Sue) McDonald of Fenton, Mi.; her daughter, Mary Jane (Steve) Molepske of Pleasant View; grandchildren, Aiden Molepske, Tammy Marie (Jim) McGaugh, and Crystal Sue Sinarski; and nine great-grandchildren.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View assisted the family in these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Barbara A Smythe-Tidwell

Age 71 of Smyrna, TN, formerly of White House, TN passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at The Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville. She was born March 5, 1949 in White House, TN to James William & Nancy Evelyn Gregory Searcy. She worked as a factory worker and in food service before her retirement. She attended White House Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wayne Searcy and Stevie Searcy. She is survived by her son, Michael Smythe; daughter, Dena Johnson, both of Nashville, TN; three grandchildren, Sarah, Katie and Rachel; one great-granddaughter, Sadie.

Funeral service was held Friday, July 24, 2020 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Richard Garza officiating. Interment followed in Palmer Cemetery floral squarewith family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Friday, July 24, 2020 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank 331 Great Circle Road Nashville, TN 37228 or to The Wounded Warrior Project 223 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, Suite #201 Nashville, TN 37203

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

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Obituary for Virginia White

Virginia Nichols White, age 95, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at NHC Healthcare.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend Bradley Van Vleet officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Scott Prowse, Andy Prowse, Cole Van Vleet, Luke Van Vleet, Bryan Van Vleet, Jordan Vaughn, Nathan Vaughn, Kaleb Vaughn, Daniel Ashburn, Michael Ashburn and Sawyer Hilliard serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 4-8pm and again on Friday from 9am until the hour of service at 10am.

Mrs. White was born May 22, 1925 in Springfield to the late Herbert and Lula Ellis Nichols. She was a homemaker, member of the Flewellyn Baptist Church and liked basketball games, going to the Catfish House and country music. Mrs. White was an “all around good farmer’s wife.” She loved the happy life she and her husband had created for themselves and their family.

In addition to her parents Mrs. White is preceded in death by her husband, John “Billy” White, her brother, Ellis Nichols and her sister, Lorena Fuqua.

floral squareMrs. White is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Susan White of Springfield and Billy and Linda White of Barren Plains; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Tim Prowse of Springfield; brother, Earl Nichols of Springfield; 7 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 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 Francis Bernard McNutt Jr

Age 82 of White House passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born May 31, 1938 in Salem, West Virginia to Francis Bernard & Mary Molean Dillion McNutt. Mr. McNutt proudly served his country in the USAF, where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 24 years of service, having served two tours in Vietnam. He also served in Japan, the Philippines and in Berlin, Germany. He was a proud member of MOAA and attended White House First United Methodist Church. He collected old cars and enjoyed gardening and spending time manicuring his yard. He is preceded in death by his parents; two step-sons, Donald L. Spink and Michael D. Spink.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Mary McNutt, White House, TN; sons, James Campbell “Cam” (Stacey) McNutt, Beaumont, TX, John Huntington “Hunt” McNutt, Tachikawa, Japan and William Hood “Will” McNutt, Greencastle, IN; step-son, Nicholas J. “Nick” (Diane) Graham, Kosciuslo, MS; sisters, Suzanne Kinch, Casa Grande, CO and Mary Molean; 3 grandchildren, Noa McNutt, Brinn McNutt and Tanner McNutt; 2 step-grandchildren, Tyler Spink and Kaitlin Garrett.

floral squareA memorial service will be scheduled at a later date due to the Covid-19 restrictions at the present time.

Memorial contributions may be may to MOAA, the Hendersonville VFW or to Second Harvest Food Bank. This obituary will be revised when a memorial service is scheduled. Mr. McNutt’s ashes will be buried at Rural Hill Cemetery in McCool, MS at a later date with full military honors.

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

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Obituary for Stanley Walter Clevett

Age 96 of White House passed away, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at White House Health Care & Rehab. He was born June 15, 1924 in Souris Manitoba Canada to Reuben & Alice Cathline Flyer Clevett. He worked as a sheet metal worker until his retirement and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local #104 Union for over 35 years. He loved history and was a world traveler.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Clevett; 2 brothers, Harold Clevett and Jerry Clevett. He is survived by his sweetheart of 16 years, Jan Pool, White House, TN; sons, Walter floral square(Cindi) Clevett and Arnold Clevett, both of California; daughters, Rita (Roy) Garcia, Morgan Hill, CA and Stanlie (Curt) Daniels, Gettysburg, PA; brother, Bruce (Janet) Clevett, Manitoba, Canada; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

There are no services or visitation scheduled.

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

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Obituary for Patsy Dowlen

Patricia “Patsy” Ann Dowlen, age 77 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1 o’ clock pm on Thursday, July 23rd, with Pastor Chris Royalty officiating. Burial followed in Dowlen Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Wednesday, July 22, and again on Thursday, from 11AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

floral squareMrs. Dowlen was born on October 6, 1942, in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Cecil W. and Helen Elder Burns. She was a cook for many years at the local grocery store formerly known as Foodtown, and enjoyed reading and working puzzles. Mrs. Dowlen was a member of the 24 Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Scott Cole.

She is survived by her loving husband, Marvin Dowlen Sr.; sons, Marvin Dowlen, Jr., Kerry Dowlen, and Tracy (Regina) Dowlen; daughters, Susan (Mark) Bradshaw, Teresa (Mitch) Walker, and Pam Ivey; a brother, William C. (Anna) Burns; granddaughter, Chelsea (Peter) Garratt, nine step-grandchildren; and 6 step-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 Annie Mantlo

Annie Lucille Mantlo, age 99, of Bowling Green, KY and formerly of Springfield, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at Greenwood Nursing and Rehab Center.

A Graveside Service was held Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11am in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Reverend Jerry Wallace officiating. Burial followed.

There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Mantlo was born April 14, 1921 in Robertson County to the late Edgar Hulon and Mattie Holman Porter. She was a home maker and member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Mantlo was a member of the Red Hat Society and was also involved in activities with the Robertson County Senior Center.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Mantlo is preceded in death by her husband, James L. Mantlo, her sisters, Hazel Armstrong, Eva Harris and Rebecca Leding, and her brother, Edgar Porter. Mrs. Mantlo is floral squaresurvived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Joyce Mantlo of Bowling Green; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Johnny Guthrie of Nashville; and grandchildren, David Mantlo, Angela George, and Michael Guthrie; and 9 great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield First United Methodist 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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