In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week August 8, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries August 2-8, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries August 2-8, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Philip Shipley

Age 50 of Cross Plains passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born August 2, 1971 in Norwick, Connecticut to Stephen Leroy and Vicki Ann Webb Shipley. He worked for 12 years for the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department and held the rank of Lieutenant. He was currently employed by the White House Post Office. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He loved riding motorcycles, collecting and shooting guns and doing mechanic work. He also loved wolves and dogs.

Philip is survived by his sons, Christian Shipley, Hendersonville, TN and James Shipley, Cross Plains, TN; father, Stephen Shipley, Brentwood, TN; mother, Vicki Shipley, Bloomington, IN; brothers, Trent Shipley, Bloomington, IN and JT (Angela) Shipley, Brentwood, TN.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 7pm at Northridge Church in White House with Bro. Eli Culwell officiating. Visitation is planned for Thursday, August 19, 2021 5-7PM at the church prior to the service. Committal service and burial is scheduled for Friday, August 20, 2021 at 1pm at Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery with military honors.

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

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Obituary for Roy Gilbert Stark Sr.

Mr. Roy Gilbert Stark, Sr., age 94, of Springfield, died Sunday, August 8, 2021 at his home at Morningside Assisted Living in Springfield, Tennessee. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 11:00am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Steve Freeman and Brother Bob Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in the Lee Cemetery in Coopertown with The American Legion, VFW serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Eastland Heights Baptist Church Boy’s Sunday School Class of 1960’s.

Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday from 10am until time of service at 11am.

Mr. Stark was born November, 19, 1926 in Coopertown, Tennessee to the late Leonard Bell and Dollie Lee Stark. He grew up in Coopertown from 1926 till 1946, a share cropper’s son. At age nine he started working on the farm and from there he became a School Bus Dispatcher, Truck Driver, and held position at Branch Freightline. Mr. Stark dropped out of school in 1944 to join the U.S. Army Air Corp, serving in WWII and Korea. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church where, in 1955, he became a Deacon, and was later named Chairman of Deacons. He was Executive Board Member of Robertson County Baptist Association for several years as well as Sunday School Director. Mr. Stark was also Chairman of the Robertson County Baptist Athletic Association that included Basketball and Softball through the 1970’s.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Stark is preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Gregory Stark who died 2001; brother, Charles Stark; and sister, Virginia Lee Nichols Elrod. Roy is survived by his sons, Roy G. Stark, Jr. of Springfield, Gregory Kempf (Cindy) Stark of Charlotte, Tennessee; daughter, Dawn (Mike) Stephens of Clarksville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Mike Stark of White Bluff, floral squareTennessee, Robert (Amber) Stark of White House, Tennessee, Wayne (Angela) Moorefield of Clarksville, Tennessee, Emily Stark (Matt) O’Connell of Yorktown, Virginia; step-grandson, Michael (Ashley) Stephens of Scotts, Michigan; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family request that donations be made to Comfort Care Hospice or the Wounded Warrior Project. All donations may be sent care of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home.

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

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Obituary for Jean Morgan

Velma “Jean” Morgan, age 70 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021 at St. Thomas West in Nashville.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 14th, with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial will follow at 1:30PM at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville with Brad Lassiter, Lee Tidwell, Brycen Tidwell, Ethan Smith, Porter Dickerson, and Wayne Wilson serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4-8PM and again on Saturday from 9:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mrs. Morgan was born on May 13, 1951 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Burt & Lula Simpkins Warren. Jean was retired after 45 years as a LPN at Baptist Hospital. She loved her family and grandchildren dearly. She loved the beach, scrapbooking, yard work, and had a passion for genealogy. She was a volunteer for a clothing and food ministry. In all of her passionate endeavors and everyone that knew her, her daughters described her as “a firecracker” and “spunky” person. Jean was a member of Oaklawn Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Morgan; brother, James Warren; and a sister, Sheila Cox.

Survivors include her daughters, Sandra (George) Ward, Melanie (Porter) Dickerson, Marcy (Lee) Tidwell, Jennifer (Scott) floral squareWilliamson; sisters, Tressa Strawn, Debbie (Robin) Patterson; grandchildren, Heather Lassiter, Brad (Jennifer) Lassiter, Jessica (Wayne) Wilson, Christian Dickerson, Faith Dickerson, Ray Evans, Porter (Autumn) Dickerson, Brycen Tidwell, Ethan Smith, Langley Williamson; twelve great grandchildren (and one on the way).

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alive Hospice at 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, Tn. 37203

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home – 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Doris June Fuqua

Doris June Fuqua, 92 left her loving family early on August 08, 2021. Doris was born on April 8, 1929 to father, Lewis Lawrence McPherson and mother, Mary Watts McPherson of Nashville, Tennessee. Doris was predeceased by her cherished husband, Leonard Fuqua, both parents, her younger brother, David McPherson, grandsons, Justin and Barrett Fuqua, and granddaughter, Tracey Fuqua Podany.

Doris met her husband, Leonard while attending Hume Fogg High School in Nashville during the Second World War years. They were married in January 1947 and were the parents of five sons, Ray Fuqua (Pamela), Danny Fuqua, David Fuqua (Louise), Mark Fuqua (Vickie), and Steve Fuqua (Debbie). Doris was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She and Leonard made their home in East Nashville until 1962 when they moved the family to Hendersonville. Following their retirement in 1978, they spent many years living part-time in Naples, Florida.

Doris is survived by her precious grandchildren, Todd Fuqua, Dave Fuqua, Ryan Fuqua (Dana), Tyler Fuqua Masters (Jordan), Leslie Fuqua Cornwell (Wes), Calan Ray Fuqua (Allie), Kristen Fuqua Johnson (Nick), Stephen Fuqua (Stephanie), Cody Fuqua, and Brooke Fuqua Irizarry (DJ), along with twenty-one great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was known to many in the family as the “Pink Grandma”.

Doris is also survived by her identical twin sister, Dorothy Joy Glasgow. The twins were fortunate to live together for the past eight years in assisted living facilities in Hendersonville.

floral squareDoris will be missed by the family, but it is a comfort to know that she is in Heaven with so many loved ones who passed before her. Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville is handling the arrangements. A Family Memorial with held in the future.

Memorials may be made in her name to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Hendersonville, TN

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Obituary for Billy Mack Wilkins

Billy Mack Wilkins went to be with the Lord on August 2, 2021 at 6 AM at the age of 76 surrounded by his wife and children at his home.

Billy is predeceased by his father, Stanley Sherwood, mother, Elsie Mae and brother, Bobby Eugene.

Billy is survived by his loving wife, Diane Lorraine Wilkins of 40 years. He is lovingly remembered by his children William Mack Wilkins, Robert James Cunningham (Lisa), Laura Lynn Cunningham, Robin Lee Bowden (Brett), and Christopher Michael Cunningham (Juanita), 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, his sister, Lucette Jones (Raymond), many nieces, nephews, cousins, and 1 uncle.

Billy was born in Springfield, Tennessee on June 10, 1945. He attended Springfield High School and worked in the aircraft floral squareindustry as a manufacturing engineer for 50+ years. Billy enjoyed singing and playing the guitar, wood carving, writing, and spending time with his family.

The memorial service will be held at Main Street Church of Christ, 318 N. Main St. Springfield, Tennessee, on August 21, 2021 at 1 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s hospital.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nashville Funeral and Cremation

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Obituary for Robert Dean “Bobby” Adkins

Robert Dean “Bobby” Adkins, age 60 of Springfield, Tennessee died Wednesday August 4, 2021, at his home.

Funeral services were held at 11 am on Friday August 6th in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Graveside services will be in the Unity Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, TN at 3 pm on Friday. The family received friends on Friday at the funeral home from 9 am until 11 am.

Bobby was born October 10, 1960, in Lorain, Ohio to his late parents, William and Sybil Rogers Adkins II. He was recently retired from construction. Bobby enjoyed working and his hobby was working, but when he decided to take some time off he enjoyed going camping at Land Between the Lakes, being with his friends at the Piggy Pit, and spending time with his family, especially his floral squaregrandchildren. His wife, Sandy Adkins and brothers, Tommy and Buddy Adkins also preceded him in death. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Charles “Chuckie” and Jade Adkins of Clarksville, TN: grandchildren, Brayden Adkins and Elizabeth Adkins of Clarksville; girlfriend, Jennifer Denton of Springfield; brother, David Adkins of Springfield and sisters, Patty Ruck of White House, TN and Sarah Bess of White House, TN.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Mattie Henderson

Mattie O. Henderson, age 75, of Springfield, TN went Home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Tennova Medical Center in Clarksville, Tennessee. She was born December 15, 1945 in Adams, TN to the late Curtis and Elizabeth Suggs Johnson, Sr.

Mattie was a member of Bells Chapel Baptist Church where she served on the Mother’s Board, Pres- ident of the Usher Board and sang in the Senior Choir. She attended Bransford High School. She retired from Conwood Tobacco Company where she worked for many years. She was also a caregiver and babysitter.

Mattie loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping with her family and cooking for them. Whatever she could do to help you, she would.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Peggy Johnson and Polly Leavell; brothers, Curtis Johnson, Jr., Charles Johnson, Sam Bobby Johnson, James Earl Johnson and Mose Johnson, and grandson, Travon Hoosier.

Mattie leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters Shirley (Rayford) Stanton, Sr. of Springfield, TN and Michelle Henderson of Clarksville, TN; grandsons, Ray Stanton Jr. of Louisville, KY, Tevaris (Nakita) Hoosier, Sr. of Clarksville, TN, Cory Stanton of White House, TN; eight brothers and sisters, Bessie Leavell of Springfield, TN, Grady (Cerniel) Johnson of Detroit, MI, William (Linda) Johnson of Springfield, TN, Lovie Johnson of Springfield, TN, Delmus (Jat’anya) Johnson of Springfield, TN, Ada Denton of Clarksville, TN, Katie Majors of Nashville, TN, and Myrna Wilcox of Smyrna, TN; six great -grand – children: Kayleigh Stanton, Damarius Hooiser, Tevaris Hoosier, Jr., Brayden Stanton, Tylan Torrence and Little Trevon Hoosier; and a host of other family and friends.

Viewing and Visitation, Saturday, August7, 2021 at Bells Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor Duncan Leavell, Officiant, and Pastor Delmus Johnson, Eulogy; interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden

Please keep the Henderson family in your prayers.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Betty Jean Castleman Traughber

Betty Jean Castleman Traughber, 82, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Monday August 2, 2021, at the home of her daughter.

Graveside services were conducted Friday August 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tim Harris officiating. Pallbearers will be Michael “Bubba” Dorris, Mark Hendricks, Mark Halley, Ralph Dean, Billy Traughber, Billy Ray White. The family received friends on Friday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mrs. Traughber was born March 16, 1939, in Nashville, to the late Stanley and Katherine Agee Eli. She was a graduate of East High School in Nashville. Mrs. Traughber was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she served as church organist for over 18 years. She loved quilting and playing both piano and organ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands: floral squareJames Albert “Jim” Castleman and Joe T. Traughber.

Mrs. Castleman is survived by her daughter: Kim Castleman Halley and her husband Mark of Greenbrier.

If so desired, memorial contributions can be made to Samaritan’s Purse and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Jeffrey Dewayne Ogg

Jeffrey Dewayne Ogg, age 57 of Big Rock, TN passed away Friday, August 6th, 2021 at Tennova Hospital in Clarksville, TN.

There are no services planned at this time.

He was born May 27, 1964 in Springfield, TN to the late Samuel Franklin Ogg and Betty Ruth Brown Ogg. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Ogg.

He was a farmer and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved his children and grandchildren very much. He also loved his dog “Jack”, mowing the lawn, drinking coffee and watching scary movies.

floral squareHe is survived by his mother, Betty Ruth Brown Ogg; son, Tyler (Heather) Ogg, Spencer Penticuff; daughters, Mindy (Travis) Clemens, Ashley Ogg, Shyanne Ogg; grandchildren, Ben Ogg, Emma Ogg, Clara Ogg, Blaize Durham, Sabin Durham, Hope Clemens, Elsie Clemens and Eli Clemens.

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

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Obituary for Jessie G. Jones

Jessie Glenn (Wells) Jones was born March 17, 1931, in Robertson County, Tennessee, to the union of Willie Glenn Wells (deceased) and Ola Louise (Baird) Wells (deceased).

Jessie Jones accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age at Mt. Olive Baptist Church under the pastorship of Reverend C. E. Roberts and served faithfully in numerous positions spanning over 72 years, including Sunday School Teacher, Church Clerk, the Mothers’ Board, Choir No. 2 President, and Women’s Auxiliary president. She participated in the Little Fork North Tennessee District Association (LFNT) as secretary for the parent body, Women’s Auxiliary as president, and many other roles.

Jessie received her education in the Robertson County School System, where she graduated from Bransford High School in 1949 and served as class poet. She continued her education at Nashville College, where she studied medical billing and coding. Jessie is a published poet featured in the National Library of Poetry.

As a pillar in the community, she was a board member of the Bransford Youth Development Center, NAACP member, civil rights activist, and voting poll official. She was the founder of Family Community Action, an outreach program that offered scholarships, education planning, social -skill development, and other sponsored events for Springfield residents. Jessie will be remembered for her servant’s heart and dedication to ministry through song. Jessie sang with the Ambassadors for Christ, Christians around the Clock, Spiritual Twelve, and Power & Praise.

Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lee Jones; children: Charles Jones Sr., Perry Odell Jones, Alma Ruth Jones, and Wesley Jones; grandson: Brandon Jones; siblings: James Albert Wells, Nora Caldwell, and Dovie Sue Wells.

She leaves to cherish her memories; children: Jerrell (Deborah) Jones, Brenda Jones, Dr. Linda (Russell) Givens, and Janice (Ricky) Parham; grandchildren: Charles Jones Jr., Stelita Jones, Mary Jones, Darian Morris, Latoya Morris, Jerowyn Jones, Latreece Jones, Wayne Jones, Bryan Boyd, LaKenta Jones, Angeli Smith, Jocelyn Morton, Carlos Crockett, Tamisha Crockett, Deshon Jones, LaJessica Darden, Cornelius Etherly, Xavier Etherly, Tyler Jones, Breanna Jones, LaConya Parham, Rikki Parham and Giszelle Gott. Her forty – three greatgrandchildren; sister: Elizabeth Bell. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and family friends.

Viewing and Visitation: Friday, August 6 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home and Saturday with funeral to follow at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Quinton Yates, Sr, Eulogy and Reverend C. P. Long, Jr., Officiant. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Please keep the Jones family in your prayers.

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Obituary for Carole Sue Oakley

Carole Ross Oakley, age 73 of Ridgetop, TN passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at her home.

There will be a private family memorial service at a later time.

She was born in Victoria, TN on August 18, 1947 to to the late Asa Gott and Ethel Miller Ross. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sharyn Annette Oakley; brothers, Charles Ross, Harry Ross, Ray Ross, A.G. Ross, Ricky Ross; sisters, Treva Frame, Lynda and Glenda Ross.

“Carole Ross Oakley was known by most as “Nonnie”. Family was her favorite part of life. She loved her God first, then her husband, and then she poured what was left into her girls, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. She was an absolute pillar in her family. Her grandkids describe her as faithful, wise, selfless, kind, feisty, devoted, honest, thoughtful, loving, creative, and unconditional. She enjoyed watching the birds and other wildlife, and she took great pride in creating and perfecting her outdoor oasis. She was a woman of immense faith and wisdom, but her greatest attribution was teaching her family how to love.”
She was the office manager for CMI Equipment.

She is survived by husband, Bobby Lee Oakley; daughters, Shannon (Dave) Tolbert, Ashlee (Richard) Hatfield; sisters, Betty (John) Oakley, Debbie (Bill) Wamsley, Margie (Gary) Hulsey; floral squaregrandchildren, Heather Oakley, Courtney (Randall) Wallace, Cassie (Michael) Wathen, Victoria Parker, Michael Parker, Matthew Parker, Megan Hodges, Will Hodges, Hayley (Matt) Earhart, Zach (Sue) Tolbert, Cody Tolbert; great-grandchildren, Levi Wallace, Oakley Wallace, April Wallace, Bennett Wathen, Hazel Tolbert and a host of nephews and nieces.

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

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Obituary for Cecil Eugene Fry

Age 78 of Cross Plains passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield. He was born November 3, 1942 in Sumner County, TN to Homer & Inez Reagan Fry. He worked as a Brick and Rock Mason and was very gifted in his work, building many houses in White House and the surrounding areas. He was the owner of Cecil’s Record Shop. He also attended Goodlettsville United Pentecostal Church. Mr. Fry was a wonderful father, husband, brother and grandfather and did his best to provide for all of the needs of his family. The children especially remember him making Christmas a special time for their family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Tommy Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 58-1/2 years, Carolyn Fry, Cross Plains, TN; daughters, Cecilia Roberts, Cross Plains, TN and Tammy Johnson, Cottontown, TN; brothers, Dale Fry and Bobby Fry, both of Cross Plains, TN and Glenn Fry, Greenbrier, TN; 3 floral squaregrandchildren, Nikki Roberts, Amanda London and Anthony Wayne Tompkins; 1 great grandchild, Shane Cecil Tompkins.

Due to Covid-19, a private family visitation and graveside service and interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery with Bro. Tim Zuniga and Bro. Dan Russell officiating.

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

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Obituary for Montgomery Hutchison “Buddy” Hurt Jr

Montgomery Hutchison “Buddy” Hurt Jr., age 83, of Gallatin, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Buddy was born in Richmond, VA on October 30, 1937. He grew up in Hendersonville and graduated Hendersonville High School in 1955.

Buddy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kay Durham Hurt; son, John (Sherrie) Hurt; grandson, John Porter Hurt; and daughter, Ann Hurt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Montgomery and Felix Worsham Hurt; and sister, Lila Lee Hurt.

Military graveside services were conducted at 2:00pm Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Historic Beech Cemetery with Dr. Bruce Chesser officiating. Pallbearers will be John Hurt, John Porter Hurt, Neill Acuff, Derrick McCloud, Maddux McCloud, Hutch Hutchison, and Walter Sloan.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Boy Scouts of America Troop 413, Attn: Linda Komoll, Treasurer, 140 Ruland Circle, Hendersonville, TN 37075, or to the charity of your choice.

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

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Obituary for Mildred Joyce Swint

Mildred Joyce Sledge Swint, born May 6, 1930, left this earth and was reunited with the love of her life on Monday, August 2, 2021.

Mildred was born and raised in Nashville where she attended Isaac Litton High School and graduated Valedictorian of her class in 1948. She was a legacy in her own right being the first woman in Nashville to survive an open-heart bypass surgery procedure at the age of 22. Mildred would then go on to live a full life, spending time traveling the world, cultivating a beautiful garden, sharing her green thumb with her children and grandchildren, and cooking her famous fried pies for her family and friends. She loved reading, painting and playing the steel guitar. She was an avid church goer at the Hendersonville Church of Christ. Mildred loved playing Rook and taking day trips with her Sunday School Class and monthly visits to Cracker Barrel with the Brunch Bunch. She was happiest when surrounded by her family and with a lap full of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family will strive to keep her legacy alive by walking through this life with love and grace, shining light on all of those they meet, just as she did.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Richard Swint, Sr.; mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thomas Sledge; and her brother-in-law, Frank Fagan.

She is survived by her three children, Richard (Karen) Swint, Andy (Debbie) Swint, and Linda (Ron) Bell; 8 grandchildren, Kristen (Chad) Rue, Chaz (Natasha) Swint, Ryker (Bri) Swint, Amy (Brian) Bean, Andrea (Amon) Binkley, Amanda Swint, Drew (Megan) Swint and Alex Barry; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Fagan; and brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Swint.

floral squareThe family received friends on Friday, August 6, 2021 from 10:00am until time of her Celebration of Life Service at 2:00pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville, with Keith Parker officiating. Burial followed at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Richard Swint, Andy Swint, Ron Bell, Drew Swint, Ryker Swint, Chaz Swint, and Terry Draper.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Joyce Slate

Joyce Jones Slate, age 79, of Springfield, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Brother Johnny Trail officiating. Burial followed in the Greenbrier Cemetery with James Slate, Aaron Slate, Ethan Slate, James Mixon, Brian Jones and Jody Hallman serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 3-8pm and again on Wednesday from 9am until the hour of service at 11am.

Mrs. Slate was born April 13, 1942 in Greenbrier, TN to the late Albert L. and Dorothy Virginia Ogg Jones. She was a homemaker and member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ. She loved her family, going to church and her church family. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, birdwatching, crossword puzzles and word search puzzles.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Slate is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Slate; her brother, Bobby Lee Jones, her sister-in-law, Donna Jones, and her brother-in-law, Joe Hallman.

floral squareMrs. Slate is survived by her sons, Jeremy (Rhonda) Slate of Greenbrier and Joe (Kathy) Slate of Springfield; siblings, Charles W. (Brenda) Jones of Springfield and Emily Sue Hallman of Adairville, KY; special niece, Kandy Foriest of Greenbrier; grandchildren, James (MacKenna) Slate, Aaron (Savannah) Slate, Nicole (James) Mixon and Ethan Slate; and great-grandchildren, McKinley Slate, Mattie Slate and Walker Slate.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Potter Children’s Home. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Ralph Orison Rowe, Jr.

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Ralph Orison Rowe, Jr., age 75, of Springfield, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021 at his home.

At his request Mr. Rowe’s remains were cremated and no services planned at this time.

He was born in Gadsden, AL on December 25, 1945 to the late Ralph Orison and Edna Early Rowe, Sr. He was a minister serving in several churches across different states but East Gadsden Presbyterian Church was his home church. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed at the White House as a member of the Honor Guard. He worked for the State of Alabama as a Water Safety Officer. He loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles and enjoyed music.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Brenda Milam Rowe of Springfield; brother, Chris (Deborah) Rowe of Cullman, AL; sister, Renee (Jim) Franklin of Rainbow City, AL and sister-in-law, Nancy Milam of Springfield. Mr. Rowe is also survived by his beloved Pomeranian, Abigail, affectionately known as “Abbie” and several loving nieces and nephews.

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

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Obituary for Darren Charles Coleman

Darren Charles Coleman, 56, of Springfield, passed from this life on Thursday July 29, 2021, at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville.

A Celebration of Life service was conducted on Sunday August 8th at 3:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Bob Carroll and Josh Culver officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Burke, David Delius, Tommy Curtis, Ron Hardin, Scott Carroll, Joe Armstrong, Ricky Head, Dallas Towe and Tom James. Following the service, his remains were buried in the Bethlehem Cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday August 7th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home and on Sunday August 8th from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Darren was born June 14, 1965, in Davidson County. He worked for PDM as a Sales and Project manager. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he had played the drums on the Praise and Worship team. Darren was a sports enthusiast and especially loved the Predators, the Titans, Nascar, and fishing. He loved being a dad, working in the yard, and always enjoyed the challenge of fixing and repairing anything that he thought needed it.

Darren leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 30 years: Shelley Tillery Coleman of Springfield, his daughter: Rebekah Coleman of Springfield, his parents: Bill and Judy Coleman of Hendersonville, his sister and brother-in-law: Stacy and Jeff Boyd of Hendersonville, his nieces: Whitney and Blakely Whited, his mother-in-law: Ann floral squareTillery of Greenbrier, his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Debbie Bush of Clarksville, Christi and David Delius of Springfield, and Taryne and Mike Burke of Nolensville.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made, in Darren’s memory, to the Bethlehem Baptist Church or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. All donations may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Thomas Edward Holman

Thomas Edward Holman, 96, of Springfield, TN, died Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at NorthCrest Heath.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at South Haven Baptist Church with Dr. Frank Gagliano and Brother Bob Cook officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Wayne Holman, Don Bruce Gray, Jerry Fuqua, Paul Love, Orville Gilley, Clifford Gregory will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were George Jankowski and Paul Daufen. The family received friends at South Haven Baptist Church from 8:00 a.m. until service at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Holman was born on May 21, 1925, to the late Thomas Ewing and Grace Carlisle Holman. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Lorene Gray Holman, and sister, Irene Holman Powell. Mr. Holman was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved God and his family. Mr. Holman enjoyed visiting friends, going to church, riding horses, his motorcycle, and farming.

floral squareThomas Edward Holman is survived by his daughter and son-in-law; Jill and Michael Keith of Franklin, KY and granddaughter; Hannah Keith of Franklin, KY

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission. All donations can be sent in c/o the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Melaine Dawn Appleton

Melaine Dawn Appleton, 55, of Springfield, passed from this life on Tuesday July 27, 2021, at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted Friday July 30th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Palestine Cemetery with Kris Appleton, Randy Appleton, Justin Guadina, Wallace Moulton, Michael Elmore, and Dustin Appleton serving as pallbearers. Brandy Appleton Guadina will serve as an honorary pallbearer. The family received friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Melaine was born August 3, 1965, in Springfield to the late Granville Lee and Alberta Braswell Appleton. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1983 and was the Valedictorian of her class from Branell College. Melaine worked in management and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed collecting movies and football cards, listening to music, and was a big Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Vol’s fan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother: Jackie Appleton, by her sisters: Judy Appleton, Sue Frye, and Doris Harper, and by her Yorkie: Sassy. Melaine is survived by floral squareher son: Kristopher (Courtney Dusek) Appleton of Springfield, by her brother: Randy (Lisa) Appleton of Springfield, and by her sister: Paulette Moulton.

The family request memorial donations be made to the Robertson County Funeral Home for the Melaine Appleton Memorial Fund.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Nellie Rawls

Nellie Rawls, age 92 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Tuesday July 27, 2021, at the home of her daughter, Sandy Carney.

Funeral services were held at 11 am on Friday July 30, 2021, at the Rock Springs Baptist Church with Brother Kelly LeBlanc and Chaplain Sherri Hill officiating. Burial followed in the Rock Springs Cemetery with Kendall Carney, Jeff Hodge, Blaine Swieder, Clint Mayo, Trey Parks, Dylan Parks, Timmy Casteel, Brody Carney, and Colton Mayo serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the Robertson County Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-8 pm and again on Friday from 9-11 am at Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Mrs. Rawls was born May 28, 1929, in Eureka, KS to the late Floyd Reynolds Sr and Margaret Proctor Reynolds. Her husband, Richard Rawls, son, John Smith, brothers, Richard Reynolds and Bill Reynolds and sisters, Edna Pauline Reynolds, Pat Slagle and Pamela Parks also preceded her in death. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. Nellie loved to read the Bible and witness to others. She had a fondness for word search puzzles, crocheting, sewing, and gardening.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughters, Sandy Carney of Springfield and Janice Hodge of Greenbrier, TN; brother, Floyd (Beula) Reynolds Jr. of Cedar Hill, TN; sister, Peggy Creekmore of Cottontown, TN, brother-in-law, Larry Slagle, grandchildren, Kimberly Carney, Kendall Carney, Jeff (Sherri) Hodge and Jennifer (Clint) Mayo and nine great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Roger Dale Hutton

Roger Dale Hutton, age 71 of Dickson, TN passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson.

A Celebration of Life Service was held 6pm, Friday, August 6th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield. The family received friends 4pm until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

Roger was born in Springfield, TN on January 5, 1950 to the late Charles Oscar and Nora Frances Woody Hutton. He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Scott Hutton and a sister, Anita A. Hutton.

He loved the Lord and his family very much and enjoyed music, singing and helping others and he was a Veteran of the US Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Pamela Renea Watts Hutton; sons, Robert Hutton of Salt Lake City, UT, Brandon (Sandra) floral squareHutton of Dickson, TN; brothers, Charles (Brenda) Hutton of Springfield, TN, Spencer Hutton of Springfield, TN; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Nora Martha Ann Leek Ralph

Nora Martha Ann Leek Ralph, age 87, of Springfield, died on Friday, July 2, 2021 at the Springfield Heights Assisted Living. Martha was born on April 25, 1934 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late James Marshall and Nannie Mae Williams Leek. She was a retired bookkeeper for Conwood Tobacco Company and a member of Woodland Street United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and loved working in her Iris bed. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ralph (1986); grandson, Nathan Ralph; sisters, Jewel Jakes and Nellie Simpkins; brother, James Leek.

Martha is survived by her son, Bob Ralph of Adams, Tennessee; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Richard Johnson of Madison, Alabama; sister, Mary Bass of Florida; grandchildren, Allen Ralph of Nashville and Ethan and wife Morgan Ralph of Springfield; great-grandchildren, Hadley and Harrison Ralph.

floral squareA celebration of life was held Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Woodland Street United Methodist Church. Visitation with the family was from 11am till the hour of service at 1pm. The family request that donations be made to the Woodland Street United Methodist Church. All donations may be sent care of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home. Feel free to post a memory or picture of Martha if so desired.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Jackie Ray Dobbs

Jackie Ray Dobbs, age 70, of Hendersonville, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Antioch. He had a wonderful sense of humor and he loved his family very much. He loved hard and he loved to be loved, and he was in love with music. He had an amazing voice that the Choir of Angels is now honored with.

Jackie was preceded in death by his father, Paul Thomas Dobbs; his mother, Ruby Fuqua Dobbs; and sister, Judy Dobbs Latimer. He is survived by his wife of 10½ years, Suzanne O. Dobbs; daughters, Shellee (Terry) Catignani, Leslie (Steven ) Burrow and stepdaughter, Audrey (Bryan) Phalen; stepson, Mark Roberts; sisters, Janice Cleveland of Hendersonville and Joyce Brigham of McMinnville; brother, Jerry Dobbs of Midway, Georgia; grandchildren, Claire, Andrew (Drew) and Carmen Catignani, Makenzie, Mazie and Baylor Burrow, Zoe and Parker Phalen.

floral squareA celebration honoring the life of Jackie (Jack) was held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3100 Murfreesboro Pike, Antioch, TN 37013 on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:00am. Visitation with the family was at the church immediately preceding the service from 10:00am until 11:00am.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in his memory.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Frank Wilson

Frank North Wilson, age 75 of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021 at his home.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Wilson was born on June 18,1946 in Polk County, North Carolina to the late Regionald & Rose Wilcox Wilson. He was retired as a race car fabricator. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Vietnam War. Frank loved to parachute jump and was a master parachute rigger. He also built his own planes and loved to fly them. He was a kickboxer, a master in Kung Fu & Karate, a SCCA race car driver and a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Wilson was very interested in learning and reading about new ideas and cultures and never had an idle moment.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Wendi Wilson; and a brother, Reggie Wilson.

floral squareSurvivors include a son, Joel (Rebecca) Wilson; daughter, Emily (Dale) Sanders; brother, John Kent (Danielle) Wilson; grandchildren, Westley Sanders, Maddie Sanders (fiance’ Trace Oliver), Joleigh (Mason) Boyd, Christian West, Trenton West, Jarrett Wilson, Kylie Wilson; and great-granddaughter, Cora Sanders.

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 Walter Joseph Remo

“Goober”-Age 86 of Cross Plains, TN went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 30, 2021 at his home. He was born January 3, 1935 in Russelton, PA to Wassel & Margaret Remo. He worked as a master carpenter. His big dream was to build his own home, which he completed in his 60’s. He was a hard working man, whose only hobby was his family. He was previously employed by John Rochford in Nashville, TN. He was credited with building the smallest tugboat on the Ohio River. It was the most powerful one built for it’s size and was named for him.

He accepted Jesus as his Savior in January and was baptized on July 18th at Orlinda Baptist Church, where he had been attending.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 children, Coby Remo and an unborn infant. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Remo, Cross Plains, TN; sons, Walter Joseph Remo, Jr., Pittsburgh, PA, Joseph Walter Remo (Suzanne), Cottontown, TN and Michael Jason Remo (Tiffney) Hendersonville, TN; daughters, Peggy LaScola, Pittsburgh, PA and Jennifer Walsh, Columbia, KY; sister, Dorothy Calderaro, Cross Plains, TN; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

floral squareA Celebration of Life memorial service was held Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Lance Wamble officiating. Visitation was held 5-7pm prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to Orlinda Baptist Church.

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 Shirley Ann Hupp

Shirley Ann Hupp, age 85 of Greenbrier, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were at 12pm on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Austin & Bell funeral home Greenbrier with burial following in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family received friends 10am until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.
She was born in Nashville, TN on May 9, 1933 to the late Arthur and Effie Neal Pemerton. She was also preceded in death by husband, Paul Eugene Hupp and seven brothers.

She attended Bellshire Assembly of God Church. She worked as a Seamstress for Bolen Leather in Springfield. She loved the Lord and taught Sunday School for years and read her Bible faithfully. She floral squareloved her family and enjoyed cooking and working in her yard.
She is survived by children, Gary (Jody) Whalen, Danny (Judy) Whalen, Cindy Whalen, Mike (Karen) Whalen; sister, Geraldine Walker and numerous grand, great-grand and great-great- grandchildren.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Janice Sue Smith

Age 69 of Old Hickory, formerly of White House, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at The Residence of Alive Hospice. She was born May 6, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan to Henry and Aline Keith Brown. She worked as a bookkeeper for AAA Paving Company before her retirement She collected antiques and enjoyed swapping, selling and buying antiques with friends. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters, Darlene, Peggy Jean and Kathleen; 1 brother, Billy. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bruce Smith, Old Hickory, TN; son, Tim (Michelle) Smith, White House, TN; step-daughter, Tammy Lee (Joey) Braswell, Nashville, TN; brother, Jimmy (Melissa) Brown; sister, Wanda Driver, both of Old Hickory, TN; 3 grandchildren, Addison, Allie and Brent.

floral squareFuneral service was held Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Harold Young officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Elizabeth Simpson

Elizabeth G. Simpson, age 86 of Riverview, Florida, formerly of Chapmansboro, Tennessee died Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:00PM on Saturday, August 7th, with Bro. Johnny Trail officiating. Burial followed at 2:00PM in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in Nashville with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

Mrs. Simpson was born on November 23rd, 1934 in Cookeville, Tennessee to the late Flem and Estelle Garrett. She was a retired Accounting Clerk. She enjoyed playing cards, most especially Rook. She was a former member of Sycamore Chapel Church of Christ.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by four siblings.

Survivors include her son, Gary (Susan) Groves; daughter, Pam (Rusty) Ferrell; and numerous grandchildren and 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 Randy Smith

Charles “Randy” Smith, age 69 of Whites Creek, Tennessee, died Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Sunday, August 1st, with Robin McNeese officiating. Burial followed with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, July 31st from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Sunday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Smith was born on January 21, 1952, to Cora Lee Bateman Smith and the late Herman Mark Smith. He was retired after 45 years as a master plumber having worked with several plumbing companies. After retirement he enjoyed raising black angus cows.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Fred Smith; and sister, Betty Holzkamper.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughters, Erica (Micheal) Dorris, Alicia (Jake) Berry, and Angela (fiance’ Barry floral squareJohnson) Smith; grandchildren, Kain Dorris, Evelyn Dorris, Alannah Cotter, J.T. Green, and Tyler Yadon; and great-grandson, Damon Felts.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Cheatham County Animal Shelter, 2797 Sams Creek Road, Pegram, TN 37143

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 Oliver Quinton Biggadike

Oliver Quinton Biggadike, age 45, of White House, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a Paramedic with Sumner County EMS. Prior to that he was a journalist with Bloomberg News in Singapore, Tokyo and New York and had also been with Dow Jones in Frankfurt, Germany.

floral squareHe was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Biggadike,

Oliver is survived by his mother, Maylin Biggadike; brother, Andrew (Kate) Biggadike; and a sister, Ella (Joshua) Harris.

There are no services scheduled for Mr. Biggadike at this time.

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

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