In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Dec. 3 – Dec.12, 2019
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
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Obituary for Alice Hyde Bedwell
Alice Hyde Bedwell, age 94 of Springfield, died Thursday, December 12, 2019 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, December 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Don Bedwell, Jr., Corey Bedwell, and members of Hillcrest Church of Christ serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 1 until 5 PM and Monday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mrs. Bedwell was born September 21, 1925 in Robertson County to the late James Richard and Bessie Marshall Hyde. She was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ and was retired from South Central Bell. She was a past president of Jesse Holman Jones Auxiliary, was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, and was a past president of South Central Bell Telephone Pioneers of America. After her retirement in 1978 she was a volunteer for the Senior Citizens Center and C.O.P.E. and the Big Brothers of Nashville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death b y her husband, Buford “Buck” Bedwell, and her sister, Margaret Hyde Witty.
She is survived by her sons, Don Owen Bedwell, Sr. of La Vergne, Joe Freeman Bedwell of Columbia, and James Jeffrey Bedwell of White House; grandchildren, Don Bedwell, Jr., Corey Bedwell, and 6 other grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Alive Hospice. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Age 83 of Goodlettsville went home to be with the Lord Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Residence of Alive Hospice. She was born July 23, 1936. She worked as a private housekeeper before her retirement.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale Lewis Lawson; daughter, Gwen Taylor; son, Robert Lawson; 3 sisters, Geraldine, Viva and Vival; 2 brothers, L.D. and Lonnie.
She is survived by her sons, Ronnie Lawson, Covena, CA and Randy (Claudette) Lawson, Springfield, CO; daughter, Valeeta Bobbitt, Goodlettsville, TN; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.
Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 12 noon at New Life Fellowship in Cross Plains, TN with Bro. Rob Massie and Bro. Steve Farmer officiating. Interment will follow in Stroud Cemetery in Stroud, OK. Visitation is planned for Saturday, December 21, 2019 10am-12pm at the church.
Alva William “Pete” Boswell, age 82 of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at home with his family.
Pete was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid fly fisherman and hunter. He was heavily involved in coaching men’s and women’s softball. He was a past president of: the Hendersonville and Gallatin Shrine Clubs and the Gallatin Gun Club. He was a long time member of the Hendersonville Masonic Lodge #359 F+AM and Al Menah Shrine.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Helen Boswell; brother, Jimmy Boswell; and sister, Ann Croucher.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carol Boswell; son, Peter John (Sally) Boswell; daughter, Beth Carol Boswell; sister, Sarah (John) Matlock; grandchildren, Lauren McKenzie Boswell, Andrew Neyland Boswell, Hunter Summitt Boswell; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Memorial Service with Masonic Services at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville.
The family will receive friends 5pm to 7pm on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Highland Chapel Union Church with a memorial service following at 7pm at the church with Bro. Jon Briggs and Bro. Ralph Carter officiating. David was born in Nashville, TN of October 3, 1954 to Revis Odell Wiley and the late Peggy Ann Webb Greer. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Gary and Jeffrey Wiley.
David was retired as an officer with the Ridgetop Police Department. He loved taking care of the safety and wellbeing of those in the community. The children of Watauga School loved him as much as he loved them. He loved his children and grandchildren and was a member of Highland Chapel Union Church.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Dixon Wiley of Ridgetop; son, David “Keith” Wiley, Jr; daughter, Kaitlyn Wiley of Nashville; father, Revis Odell Wiley of LaVergne; sister-in-law, Vickie Wiley of Pulaski, TN; grandchildren, Cayden Inman-Wiley, Matthew Inman-Wiley, Emma Inman-Wiley and Emily Inman.
William “Kevin” Compton, age 50 of Greenbrier, TN passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at his residence.
The family will receive friends 11am to 2pm on Saturday, December 14th at Highland Chapel Union Church in Ridgetop, TN. The Memorial Service will follow at 2pm at Highland Chapel Union Church with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating.
Kevin was born August 18, 1969 in Columbus, OH to the late Keith Compton and Millie Daugherty Fields.
He loved KY Wildcat Basketball, working in The Village Antique & Gift Shop in Nolensville. He was a member of Highland Chapel Union Church where he and his fiancé, Holli Oglesby served as Youth Directors. He also loved leading mission trips to Phelps, KY. The family would like to make special mention of his late grandmother, Ivory Daugherty for always keeping Kevin’s name in her ongoing Prayer Box.
He is survived by fiancé, Holli Oglesby of Brentwood; mother, Millie (Kellis) Fields of Murfreesboro; brother, Allen Compton of Smyrna; sister, Angie Compton of White House and nephews Jon Gray and Jordan Gray. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Highland Chapel Union Church Missions Program.
Benjamin Lacey Ruley, Jr., age 65, of Portland, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2pm at Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Kentucky. Burial will follow in the Stark Cemetery with Roger Ruley, David Ruley, Steve Ruley, Tyler Long, Andrew Ruley, Terry Mears, John Long and Buddy Grant serving as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 2-6pm at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Springfield and Sunday from 12pm until the hour of service at 2pm at Gilbert Funeral Home.
Mr. Ruley was born December 10, 1954 in Detroit, MI to the late Benjamin Lacey and Ethel Earline Parks Ruley, SR. He worked as a plumber, loved fishing, oldies music, having fun and playing with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Martha P Harper Ruley of Portland; children, Benjamin Ruley III, Anthony Ruley, and Aaron Ruley of Portland, Kerrie (Terry) Mears of White House, and Kelly (John) Long of Cedar Hill; siblings, Roger (Linda) Ruley of Harbor Springs, MI, Steve (Teresa) Ruley of Deltona, FL, David Ruley of Russellville, KY, Lady (Byron) Fletcher and Iva Ruley of Petoskey, MI; and grandchildren, Taylor Orren, Tyler Long, Andrew Ruley, Samantha Ruley and Kennedy Ruley.
Alice Faye Sullivan, age 81, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Vantage Pointe Village in Ashland City.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 13th at 12:00PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Randy Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Greenbrier with Rion Edwards, Ragan Edwards, Tom Rawls, Tim Rawls, Jeff Hopmayer, and Keith Newell serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 9:30AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.
Faye was born at home in Greenbrier, Tennessee on October 18, 1938 to the late Orin Andrew and Christine Baggett Hall. She graduated from Greenbrier High School. She spent her career as a Legal Secretary and Office Manager for prominent Nashville attorney, Cecil Branstetter. For decades in Pleasant View she was known as “the local Notary” and served as the Secretary for the Pleasant View Utility District Board for 34 years.
Faye was a Christian woman. She grew up in the Rock Springs Baptist Church, was a former member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church, and later in life became a member of the Pleasant View First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Robert Sullivan, who lovingly cared for his wife throughout her entire battle with Alzheimer’s Disease; her two daughters, Angela Jenkins(fiancé, Keith Newell, and Denise (Jeff ) Cummins Hopmayer; grandson, Blake (Lacey) Jenkins; great-grandson, Gabriel Jenkins; and her devoted & loving sisters, Elizabeth Rawls, Betty Jean Douglas, and Shirley Franks.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at 4825 Trousdale Dr, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220.
Jennifer Maggie Stiles Scott, born October 5, 1974 in Madison, TN. Died November 25, 2019 in Columbia, SC.
She is survived by her loving husband, Derek Sean Scott of Columbia, SC; parents, Errol Allen and Karen Cushenberry Stiles of Greenbrier; brother, Jeremy Allen Stiles of Ridgetop; parents-in-law, Bill and Joy Bailey of Beaver, WV; brother-in-law, Todd Scott of Mount Hope, WV; uncles and aunts, Harold and Joy Cushenberry of Joelton, TN; Johnny and Ruth Cushenberry of Old Hickory, TN; and Butch and Janice Cushenberry of Gallatin, TN.
Jennifer was valedictorian of her graduating class at Greenbrier High School, graduated Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Business Administration and also earned a Masters Degree in International Business from UK. Having worked in the University of Kentucky Department of Athletics throughout her time as a student, she was hired into a full-time position upon completing her degree. Jennifer spent seven years in Lexington before being hired at Ohio University as Director of Compliance, ultimately serving eight years at OU and reaching the level of Associate Director of Athletics. She was then hired as Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance Services at the University of South Carolina, achieving her career goal of overseeing compliance operations at a Southeastern Conference school.
Mrs. Scott was married for 17 years, deeply cherished her family and was a loyal friend to many. Her commitment to helping others was spread from the student-athletes she served to random people who crossed paths with her, and her directness and commitment to honesty were significant. In short, she did not hide where she stood.
Jennifer will be greatly missed by her family and the many friends she has, which are spread around the country.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her honor to Harvest Hope Food Bank, which she loyally supported throughout her 13 years in Columbia.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Obituary for Vanessa Lauren Lee
Vanessa Lauren Lee, 63, of Springfield, passed away unexpectedly on Monday December 9, 2019 at North Crest Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday December 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Vanessa was born September 26, 1956 in Bowling Green, KY to the late Wade Franklin and Jeanette Alford Lee. She worked in the food service industry, having been a manager with Krystal and then worked at the former Ponderosa in Springfield. Vanessa loved lighthouses and animals, especially Oscar, her Great Pyrenees.
Vanessa is survived by her brother: Russell Lee of Hendersonville, her lifelong best and dearest friend: Darlene Darrow of Springfield, her close friend: Leigh Anne (Sunshine) Channey of Springfield, and by five nieces and nephews, one great niece, two uncles and three aunts.
Nancye M. King, 88, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday December 6, 2019 at North Crest Medical Center.
Funeral services were conducted Monday December 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church with her grandson, Joe Donald King, Jr., and Reverend Jim Woodard officiating. Interment followed in the Hopewell Cemetery with Chet Mason, Andy Mason, William Head, Clay Head, Marv Wall, and Leslie Hancock serving as pallbearers. Her grandsons, Joe Donald King, Jr., Michael King, David Lynn King, Jr., Cullen Mason King, and Todd Maddux, Jr., served as honorary pallbearers. The family received friends at Hopewell Baptist Church on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service.
Mrs. King was born February 1, 1931 in Springfield to the late Chester and Martha Anderson Mason. She was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Mrs. King enjoyed working in her yard and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph D. King, siblings: Rachel Turney, Don Mason, and C.C. Mason, Jr.
Mrs. King is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Joe D. and Liz King of Springfield, David L. and Cathy King of Springfield, by her sisters and brother-in-law: Linda Corbin of White House, Mary Ellen and Frank Cleveland of Duluth, GA, and Janelle Goodlett of Clarksville, by her brother and sisters-in-law: Kenneth and Juliana Mason of Springfield, Barbara Mason of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Joe Donald King, Jr., Michael (Caitlin) King, David Lynn King, Jr., Cullen Mason King, Jessica Marie King, Stephanie (Robin) Brannon, Ashley Rauch, and Todd Maddux, Jr., and by 13 great grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church for the Lottie Moon Missions Offering.
Paul Ardine Bailey, 78, of Stewart, passed away on Thursday December 5, 2019 at St. Thomas West Hospital.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday December 8th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Orlinda with Willie Scott, Clayton Bailey, Fisher Bailey, Hunter Bailey, Anthony Barber, Jesse Wilson, and Matt Foust serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Bailey was born July 19, 1941 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Paul Leslie and Sadie Lee Furlough Bailey. He was retired from the graphics department of NEC and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Bailey enjoyed fishing, playing his guitar, operating his backhoe, and was an avid UT Vols fan. The main two loves of his life was spending time with his family and cooking and eating bar-b-q and chicken.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters: Billie Jean Barnes and Betty June King. Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife of 58 years: Christine Scott Bailey of Stewart, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Leslie Paul and Lisa Bailey of Kingston Springs, William Christopher and Donna Bailey of Chapmansboro, Scott and Judy Bailey of Pleasant View, by six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Mary “June” Carlisle Kelley, age 95, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at her home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend David Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Kris Kelley, Konnor Kelley, Mason Kelley, Joey Pipes, Bryson Fernandez and Brendan Pipes serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 6-8pm and again on Thursday from 10am until the hour of service at 11am.
Mrs. Kelley was born January 30, 1924 in Springfield to the late Ray and Mary Herndon Carlisle. She worked as a bookkeeper and was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Kelley is preceded in death by her husband, Charles James Kelley. She is survived by her son, Timothy (Phyllis) Kelley of Springfield; daughter, Tracey (David) Holmes of Lexington, TN; grandchildren, Kris (Robin) Kelley, Brandie Kelley and Joey (Jackie) Pipes; and 9 great-grandchildren.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Baptist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Nancy Mayberry Ray, age 86, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Bob Hogan officiating.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2pm until the hour of service at 4pm.
Mrs. Ray was born September 15, 1933 in Nashville to the late Kirby and Gladys Gough Mayberry. She was a homemaker and member of the Springfield Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Ray is preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Mayberry, sister, Marguerite Crow, and her grandson, Caleb Gregory.
Mrs. Ray is survived by her husband, William R. “Bob” Ray, Sr.; son, William Ray, Jr. of Springfield; daughters, Deborah (Mike) Broyles of Cedar Hill and Kathie Steele of White House; sisters, Eileen Moody of Franklin, TN and Elizabeth Abbott of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Alyson Dean, Ryan Broyles, Meagan Gregory, Rob Ray and Sarah Martin; and 13 great-grandchildren.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Age 101 of Cross Plains went home to be with the Lord Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born May 6, 1918 in Queens, NY to Guissepe Pascocello & Catherine Bergonzi. She worked as a PT boat builder during WWII in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She loved telling that she was 11 years old when Wyatt Earp died. She was also proud of the fact that while working in the Navy Yard she met John F. Kennedy. She loved going to Roberts Western World on lower Broadway and attending the midnight jamborees. She loved roller coasters, riding her first one at Disney World and was an avid Chuck Norris and Zombie movie lover. She attended Berean Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Catherine Pascocello; husband, Joseph Benjamin Denora; daughter, Dawn Denora; 3 brothers, Dave, Joe & Mike; 2 sisters, Rita & Margaret. She is survived by her son, Joseph (Kathleen) Denora, Cross Plains, TN; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; her cat, Jazzy.
Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Joe Lang officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4-8pm and Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11am-1pm at the funeral home.
Age 93 of Goodlettsville passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born December 7, 1925 in Nashville, TN to Robert Dale & Ethel Newton Billings. He worked as a carpenter in his early years and then as an auctioneer and liquidator. He proudly served his country in the US Marines and attended Madison Church of Christ. He was the founder of the Jr Pro Football League in the early 60’s. He enjoyed barefoot water skiing, deep sea fishing and the ocean, college football, gambling, especially shooting craps and was an avid TSU football fan. Mr. Billings enjoyed life to the fullest and was a “fun” person.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Clyde; sister, Martha; daughter-in-laws, Jean and Betty Billings. He is survived by his wife, Dale Graham Billings, Goodlettsville, TN; sons, Darrell Billings, Smyrna, GA, Gary Billings, Seattle, WA, Keith (Kimberly) Billings, College Grove, TN and Buck (Catia) Billings, Greenwood, SC; daughter, Tina (Lary) Davis, Cross Plains, TN; 5 grandchildren, Justin, Marcella, Savannah, Brittany and Jasper; 2 great-grandchildren, Karson and Emma.
Funeral service was held Monday, December 9, 2019 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment followed on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10am in Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery with military honors and with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Monday, December 9, 2019 10am until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The National Down’s Syndrome Society 8 East 41st Street, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017
Age 72 of White House passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center. Mr. Casto was born July 16, 1947 in Nashville, TN to Ira Kenneth & Edna Celia Tillman Casto. He retired from the Metro Nashville Fire Department after 29 years of service. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, was a member of the McWirtersville Masonic Lodge #375 and was a member of the Nashville Firefighter and Fire Service Employee Association Local #140. He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandy Casto; daughter, Angela (Mike) Abell; grandson, Kenny (Arica Owens) Abell, all of White House, TN; sister, Sandra Barry, Franklin, TN.
A Celebration of Life memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating and with military honors. Inurnment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery Columbarium. Visitation with the family is planned for Saturday, December 21, 2019 10am until the hour of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Geraldine Lynn Fairfax, age 75, of Springfield, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 at her home.
No services are planned at this time.
Ms. Fairfax was born November 4, 1944 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Edward “Jack” and Emily “Toby” Hauck Fairfax. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Ms. Fairfax is survived by her beloved companion, Annie Betts of Springfield; daughters, Katie (Scott) Shambre of KY, Erica Meachum of Bowling Green, Michelle Meachum of Springfield and Tresia Thomerson of Springfield; sisters, Jennifer (Rusty) Burnett, Jackie Wilson and Jana (Jay) Fischer; friend and former husband, Jerry Meachum; grandchildren, Alex Chancellor, Adam Chancellor, Aaron Chancellor, Tayanna Sept, Jaquan Sept and Jaden Shannon; great-grandchild, Zacari Bolling; nephews, Chris Wilson, Drew Wilson, Kel Lenz and Jeff Delong; and nieces, Stephanie David and Chanly Burnett. Ms. Fairfax is also survived by her Grand-dog, Bandit.
Jacob William West, age 21 of Goodlettsville, TN, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
Jacob attended Hendersonville High School where he was a member of the Commando Basketball team. He loved all sports and played on the AAU TN Panthers basketball team. He also enjoyed music and video games. He was a selfless, fun, goofy guy who wore his heart on his sleeve. Jacob would light up a room and above all else he loved his family.
He is preceded in death by great-grandparents, George and Ellen Jaap, Rita and Bill Hohenbrink; grandparents, Carl Lee West, Sr., Connie Hermreck, Omer Hermreck; sister, Kourtney McConnell; and Aunt, Christa Griffiths.
He is survived by his mother, Kelly West; father, Carl West; grandparents, Jim and Judy Hohenbrink, and Barbara Stafford; siblings, Tyler West, Brennan West; step brothers, Kyle Holinde, and Kolten Holinde.
Visitation with the family was held Thursday, December 5 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Austin and Bell Hendersonville. A memorial service took place on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Austin and Bell Hendersonville.
The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.
Obituary for Pauline Gezley
Pauline Gezley, age 99 of Springfield, TN died Sunday December 1, 2019 at NHC Springfield.
Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Tuesday December 3, 2019 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Home with Bro. Adam Hodges officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Donnie West, J.D. West, Kenny West, Barry Ray West, Jacob Gezley, Allan Ray Keymon and Terry Johnson serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 am until the hour of service at 2 pm.
Mrs, Gezley was born January 1, 1920 in Robertson County to the late Mary Spry Yates and Lonzo Yates. Her husband, Harold Lloyd Gezley; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Blaylock; son, Irby “Butch” Baldwin and several brothers and sisters also preceded her in death. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and worked as a seamstress but was always a homemaker. She loved all kinds of animals, domestic and exotic, reminding many of a zoo.
Pauline, is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie “Bubba” and Kim Gezley of Springfield, daughters, Martha Keymon of Coopertown, TN and Carney Sue West of Dover, TN, thirteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
For friends considering memorials honoring Mrs. Gezley, the family suggest the Alzheimers Association. All donations may be sent care of the Robertson County Funeral Home
Donald Wayne Biggs, age 73 of Springfield, died Thursday, November 28, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Tracy Hagerman and Rev. Buddy Hagerman officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial; Gardens with James Holden, Chad Collins, Wallace Whitaker, Kyle Biggs, Howard Gamble, Bob Leftwich, Ron Gregory, and Richard Lee serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Biggs was born November 17, 1946 in Buffalo, NY to the late James Raymond and Margaret Elizabeth Glawatz Biggs. He was a master carpenter and enjoyed fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Linda Ann “Lynn” Biggs, his daughter, Tammy Charlene Biggs and his brothers, Richard and Freddie Biggs.
He is survived by his son, Richard Biggs of Springfield; daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Mitch Kirby of Ashland City; brother, Norman Biggs and grandchildren, Chad Lawrence Collins and fiancée Jasmine Marie Williams and Sydney Lee Kirby.
Funeral services were held at 11 am on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Shelley Hale and Rev. Jerry Heflin officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Curtis Cherry, Chris Traughber, Rocky Casto, Jay Jackson, Drew Jackson, Jon Jackson, Jason Jackson, Rodney Arviso, Jeff Parker and David Hale serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday December 2nd from 3-7 pm and again on Tuesday from 9 am until service time at 11 am.
Mrs. Traughber was born December 19, 1914 in Robertson County, TN to the late Mary Frances Morris Jones and Ben Turner Jones. Her husband of 68 years, Richard Gordon Traughber Sr.; son, Jerry Jackson; sisters, Mary Frances Johnson and Dorothy Mefford and brothers, Mitchel, Delbert, Ben Jr., Billy and Richard “Cotton” Jones also preceded her in death. Mrs. Pauline was a member of Barren Plains Baptist Church, however she spent most of her adult life a member of Oak Grove Baptist where she was a Sunday School teacher and was instrumental in reviving the GA’s and Acteens program’s. She considered herself a homemaker but was an Avon rep for a time. She loved family, especially participating in the Jones reunions. Anyone that knew Mrs. Pauline knew shopping was a favorite past time of hers and she was good at it.
Surviving her are her son and daughter-in-law, Richard G. Traughber, Jr and Shelia of Springfield; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet Traughber Green and Fred of Henderson, TN and Libby Traughber Cherry and Tommy of Coopertown, TN; daughter-in-law, Aleece Jackson of Dyersburg, TN; ten grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
Blakeman Henry O’Neill, age 24 of Pleasant View, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Memorial services were conducted Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Springfield Baptist Church with Bro. Martin Babb officiating. The family received friends at the church Sunday from 1 PM until the hour of service.
Blakeman was born May 24, 1995 in Nashville to Verne and Barbara O’Neill of Pleasant View. He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. He was a sales manager and also worked for Premium Food. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Phyliss Eddy Beach.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Ryan Robert O’Neill, Trace Sutherland O’Neill, and Jordan Charles O’Neill, all of Nashville; and grandfathers, Robert Tracy Hazen and wife Mary of Limestone and Edward Sutherland Beach of Pleasant View.
The family request in lieu of flowers for memorial contributions be made to Springfield Baptist Church Music Department or a charity of your choice.
Age 78 of Cottontown, TN passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born March 23, 1941 in Santa Fe, TN to Clarence & Sadie Chaney Gidcomb. She worked as a registered nurse for Baptist Hospital until her retirement. Mrs. Davis was a member of White House First United Methodist Church, where she served in many roles, including serving as President of the United Methodist Women and heading up the United Methodist Women’s Reading Program. She was an avid reader and never left home without a book. She loved attending the ballgames of her grandchildren. She enjoyed nursing and was always trying to help others. She had the true heart of a servant. She still enjoyed eating lunch and visiting with her nursing friends regularly.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Sadie Gidcomb. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Richard Davis, Jr., Cottontown, TN; sons, Jeffery (Andrea Joyce) Davis, Springfield, TN and Charles R. (Cheryl) Davis, Chapel Hill, TN; daughter, Dana (Shane) Fox, Old Hickory, TN; brother, Byron Gidcomb, Columbia, TN; sister, Kay Zimmerman, Baton Rouge, LA; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Memorial service was held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2pm at White House First United Methodist Church with Dr. Lloyd Doyle officiating. Visitation was held Friday, December 6, 2019 4-8pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House.
Memorial contributions may be made to White House First United Methodist Church or to The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter P.O. Box 40244 Nashville, TN 37204
James “Todd” Beaird, age 50 of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Todd was a loving husband and father. He was the owner of Blue Moon BBQ in Lebanon and Nashville. He was a graduate of Tennessee Tech. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Lebanon Golf and Country Club. He was also a member of the Class of 2016 Leadership Wilson. Additionally, he has been a realtor with Robinson Properties since 2011 and in the past worked for CNA Insurance/LTCG.
He is preceded in death by his father, James Albert Beaird. He is survived by his wife, Lori Ferrell Beaird of Mt. Juliet; mother, Mary Jane Beaird of Rockwood, TN; son, James Jared Beaird of Memphis; daughter, Emily Brooke (Jesse) Green of Franklin; stepdaughter, Carly Gray Lambert of Mt. Juliet; and several cousins, business associates, and friends.
A gathering of friends and family took place on Wednesday, December 11 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Wilson County Exposition Center, 945 East Baddour Parkway, Lebanon, TN 37087.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Todd Beaird Memorial Trust at Wilson Bank and Trust.
The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN. 615-822-4442.
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Obituary for Betty Jane Comstock
Betty Jane Comstock, age 73, of Greenbrier, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at her residence.
The family received friends 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Greenbrier First Baptist Church. A Memorial Service was held at 4pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the church with Rev. Nathan Washburn officiating.
She was born in Lynnville, TN on September 14, 1946 to the late James Carter and Flournoy West Wells. She was also preceded in death by husband, Terry Marvin Comstock; brothers, Tommy Wells, Howard Wells; sisters, Mary Kortz and Carol Sircy.
She was a member of Greenbrier First Baptist Church and employed as a Warehouse Manager at Genesco.
She enjoyed her work with Greenbrier Historical Society, tutoring children, her church, cooking and her family and friends.
She is survived by sisters, Ruth Hulsey of Nashville, TN, Sue Rowe of Thomasville, GA, Bonnie McDougal of Hendersonville, TN; brother-in-law, Richard Sircy of Greenbrier, TN and sister-in-law, Teela Stephens of Hermitage, TN.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greenbrier First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 485, Greenbrier, TN 37073.
Daniel Chase Goostree, age 35 of Springfield, TN passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 in White Bluff, TN.
The family received friends 5 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with a Memorial Service following at 7 pm at the funeral home.
Daniel was born in Nashville on December 8, 1983 to Rhonda Brantley Goostree.
He loved watching football especially the Titans and listening to podcasts. He would help anyone in need and was loved and praised by his co-workers. He also loved his son, Chase very much which is an understatement.
He is survived by son, Chase Goostree of Atlanta, GA; mother, Rhonda Brantley Goostree of White Bluff, TN and brother, Jared (Tara) Goostree of Hendersonville, TN.