In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week December 13, 2020

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In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week December 13, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Dec. 7-13, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Steve Taszreak

Steven “Steve” Alexander Taszreak, age 60 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee died Sunday, December 13, 2020 at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Ashland City.

Steve was born on August 13, 1960 in Buffalo, New York to the late Thomas and Eva Haworth Taszreak. He was employed by Lowe’s Distribution Center in Pleasant View and loved to hunt, fish and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Steve was an amazing husband, father, and “Poppy”.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Barbie Taszreak; daughters, Alicia (Chad) Camp and Stevie Taszreak (Chad Moore); brothers, Tommy Taszreak and Craig Taszreak; a sister, Cheryl Angell; and grandchildren, Jaxon, Liam, Cash, Eva, & Charlotte Camp.

The family chose cremation and there are no services planned at this time.

Austin and 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 David Dean

David Wayne Dean, age 79, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020. David grew up in Springfield, TN and was born as the only child of James and Annie Dean on February 2, 1941. David married the love of his life, Nancy, and they were together for 48 years. David loved and honored her well and as he looked back on his life, he said “I wouldn’t change a thing.” David lived a life without regrets and was dearly loved by his wife, children and grandchildren. He instilled life’s values and a love for the Lord though his life message of serving and giving to others. David worked at Gresham Smith for 30 years as an Architectural Designer. When it came to fun, Nancy made those plans and David was glad he didn’t miss “The Dance”. He did love to slip away and go fishing with “Papa”, Chris or the grandchildren and it’s those special moments that will be remembered for a lifetime.

In addition to his parents Mr. Dean is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Walker Dean, and his daughters, Mary Beth Dean Kirk and Melissa Holmes.

Mr. Dean is survived by his son Chris (Angie) Dean of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Jeremy (Brittany) Brown, Jason (Rachel) Brown, Julie (Jerimy) Capps, Jon (Daelyn) Wright; and great-grandchildren, Cameron, Hunter, Konner & Wesley Brown, Kelsey & Brynlynn Capps, and Alaya Wright.

floral squareThere will be a graveside service at 1pm in the Elmwood Cemetery at 1029 Richard Street, Springfield, TN with Brother Brady Cooper and Brother Keith Cook officiating. Music provided by Mr. Dean’s brother-in-law, Tommy Walker and nephew, Bart Walker. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Brown, Jason Brown, Jon Wright, and Bill Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Wilkerson, Cameron, Hunter, Konner and Wesley Brown.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to On The Go Ministries. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Gordon Jones

Gordon Jefferson Jones, age 90 of The Villages, Florida, formerly residing in Coopertown, Tennessee, died Thursday, December 10, 2020 while under the care of hospice.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 o’ clock AM on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at EverRest of Cheatham in Pleasant View, Tennessee with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating.

Mr. Jones was born on January 18, 1930 in Wilson, North Carolina to the late Gordon Bennett Jones and Nellie Jefferson Dyer. He worked as a general superintendent for many years overseeing the building of many hospitals as well as being involved in constructing several church buildings. He was a member of and served as a deacon at the Immanuel Baptist Church in The Villages, Florida.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Jeff Jones.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Beverly Morrison; son, Thomas (Kay) Jones; daughter, Monica (John) O’Neill; and grandchildren, Bennett (Jennifer) Jones, Amanda Doughty, Anastasia O’Neill, and Victoria O’Neill.

Austin and 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 Robert Chambers

Robert Daniel Chambers, age 98, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 at NHC Healthcare. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Interment of the cremated remains of both Mr. Chambers and his late wife, Barbara Miller Chambers (1922-2016), will also be held at a later date in the Pleasant View Cemetery in their beloved hometown of Mifflinburg, PA.

Mr. Chambers was born January 26, 1922, in Mifflinburg, PA to the late George and Margaret Gutelius Chambers. Mr. Chambers, Major, USAF Retired, was a B-24 “Liberator” bomber pilot in WWII. He was also a sponsor of the world’s only remaining flying B-24J: https://www.collingsfoundation.org/aircrafts/consolidated-b-24-liborator/.

Afterward, Mr. Chambers became an outside salesman for a national electrical equipment company and a member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church. During his retirement years in Springfield, in 1990, Bob prevailed with the NAA (Nashville Airport Authority) to relinquish management of the Springfield-Robertson County Airport, and formed the Springfield-Robertson County Airport Board in Springfield and served for years as Chairman. Link to related videos: BOB CHAMBERS Springfield Airport VIDEOS 1991 to 2005. These videos are related to his achievements with the airport, which subsequently won awards from the State of Tennessee, and the proclamation of “Bob Chambers Day” from the City of Springfield, and the naming of the entry road at the airport, “Bob Chambers Road”.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Chambers is preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Ehresman and Louise Felton, his brothers, Nelson Chambers, James Chambers and Fred Chambers, and his son, Bruce George Chambers.

floral squareMr. Chambers is survived by his son, David A. (former spouse, Janet) Chambers of Witchita, KS; daughters, Verna (George) Hall of Springfield and Deanna (Gene) Taylor of Leroy, AL; brothers, Joseph Chambers of MI and John (Barbara) Chambers of CA; grandchildren, Thomas Hall, Amy (Brandon) Hix, Jason (Christie) Taylor, Julie (Waylon) Powell, Justin (Courtney) Chambers, Daniel (Ericka) Chambers, Grace (Justin) Smith, Charity (Benjamin) Nicholson, Benjamin (Renae) Chambers, Hope (Caleb) Howell, James (Emily) Chambers and Michael (Victoria) Chambers; 22 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Rosemary Ellis

Rosemary Ellis, age 72 of Springfield, died Sunday, December 13, 2020 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

There will be a private graveside service for the family at Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Tim Harris officiating.

The family plans on having a memorial service at a later date.

Miss Ellis was born November 1, 1948 in Robertson County to the late George Lawrence and Alice Elizabeth Binkley Ellis. She was a member of Mt. Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Doug Burr.

floral squareShe is survived by her sister, Lynda Burr of Grand Rapids, MI; nephews, Todd (Vivian) Burr of Grand Rapids, MI and Terry (Katie) Burr of Springfield; nieces, Tonya (Chuck) Jagoe of Grand Rapids, MI and Tammy (Jim) Rahn of Eastman, GA; 12 great nieces and nephews; and 1 great-great niece.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for William C. Gardner, Jr.

William C. Gardner, Jr., 68, died Thursday, December 10, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mr. Gardner was cremated, there will be a celebration of life service on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Donnie Bryant officiating.

Mr. Gardner was born May 15, 1952 in Knoxville to the late William Conrad and Katherine Brakebill Gardner, Sr. He had worked for Pizza Hut, and he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hunting, and fishing. Mr. Gardner is survived by his son, William M. Gardner, his daughter, Clarissa L. Gardner, his sister, Donna Pepper, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Madeline Dorris

Madeline Dorris, age 84 of Greenbrier, died Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at NorthCrest Health.

Funeral services and visitation was private. Burial was held in Greenbrier Cemetery with Larry Stroup, Jerry Taylor, Marlin Sholar, Dale Gilmore, Ivan Bell, and Joe Brown serving as pallbearers.

Ms. Madeline was born May 1, 1936 in Davidson County to the late Charlie Thomas and Ruby Ethel Carter Bagsby. She is also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Howard Martin. She loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was as her husband described, an excellent homemaker. She had a kind heart and loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and had a love for animals.

Ms. Madeline is survived by her husband of almost 68 years, Bobby Lee Dorris of Greenbrier; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Kay and Joey Henderson of Springfield; grandchildren, Chance Dwayne (Jennifer) Holmes of Greenbrier and Shalee Holmes of Largo, FL; and great grandchildren, Cody and Chase Holmes, sister: Charlene Martin of Hendersonville.

floral squareThe family request those that are asked to come for the services to please wear your mask the entire time present and to follow all Covid guidelines.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Nashville Rescue Mission. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for John Ewing Jackson, Sr.

John Ewing Jackson, Sr., 63, of Greenbrier, passed away on Monday December 7, 2020 at North Crest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Friday December 11th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend David Davis officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Cleveland Jackson, Tyler Fugate, Timothy Fugate, Gabriel Fugate, Randy Young, Tom Young, Paul Wayne Young, and Stephen Howerton serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Jackson was born May 4, 1957 in Springfield to the late Francis Sory and Nannie Florene Hulsey Jackson. He was a retired truck driver and a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Springfield. Mr. Jackson was a race car driver, enjoyed working on cars, fishing, and anything that allowed him to be outdoors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: C.R. Bradley, Harvey Jackson, Gene Jackson, Gerald Jackson, Betty Young, and Patricia Britt.

floral squareMr. Jackson is survived by his wife Rebecca Carter Jackson of Greenbrier, by his son and daughter-in-law: John Ewing and Olivia Jackson, Jr., of Greenbrier, by his daughter and son-in-law: Brandy and Kenneth Higdon of Cedar Hill, Michelle Keller of St. Petersburg, FL, by his sister and brother-in-law: Margie and Lamar Pruitt of Ashland City, and by his grandchildren: Kenneth Higdon, Jr., Angel Nicole Jackson, Mary Elizabeth Jackson, and Maggie Mae Jackson.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Amel Ray Aydelotte

Amel Ray Aydelotte, 87, of Woodburn, KY, passed away on Monday December 7, 2020 at Nashville VA Medical Center.

A private family burial was held in the National Cemetery in Nashville.

Mr. Aydelotte was born November 14, 1933 in Columbia Township, IN to the late Charles Franklin and Amy Aydelotte. He attended both the University of Indiana and Oakland City University. Mr. Aydelotte was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He was a retired computer programmer.

floral squareMr. Aydelotte is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law: Jeff Aydelotte of White House and Gregg and Lisa Aydelotte of Springfield, by his brother: Richard Aydelotte of Evansville, IN, and by his grandchildren: Sarah Aydelotte, Jeremiah Aydelotte, and Rachel Aydelotte.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Kenneth Doyle Whited

Kenneth Doyle Whited, age 67 of Springfield passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

No local services are to be held.

He was born September 22, 1953 in New Orleans, LA to the late John Lesley and Vivian Braud Whited. He attended First Baptist Church in Mandeville, LA. He loved his family, fishing, spending time working to help family and friends and working on project at church.

floral squareHe is survived by wife, Nelva Landa Oliviier of Springfield; sons, Brad (Natalie) Whited of Watertown, Ben (Jinnifer) Johnston of Springfield; daughters, Emily (Jessie) McCollough of Franklin, Holly (Clinton) Blake of Ashland City, Rachel Goodwin of Old Hickory; brother, Albert L. (Wanda) Whited of Covington, LA; sister, Madelyn “Katie” Whited of Gulf Port, MS; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Services entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary For Angela C. Woodard

Angela Christine Woodard was born August 13, 1963 to the union of the late Guy Lester Woodard and Mary Christine Sherrod Woodard in Robertson County, TN. Angela departed this life after an extended illness on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Our beloved sister attended the Robertson County School System and graduated with the Class of 1981 Springfield High School. Upon graduating from high school Angela was gainfully employed at Brewer Sewing Supply and later with the Robertson County Board of Education. She enjoyed her job working with the youth of Robertson County. A highly creative and imaginative person her hobbies included sewing, arts and crafts and drawing. Angela loved creating things with her hands turning it into treasures that many admire still to this day. A great hidden joy that Angela enjoyed was grilling on holidays and traveling with friends and family. Angela was the personal GPS system to a loving friend, Dorinda West as they traveled on many adventures.

Angela dedicated her life to Christ on October 14, 1973 at First Missionary Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Walter J. Speed. Angela loved the Lord and was often found helping with any youth activity that was being held. She always wanted the best for the youth she was involved with. The community in which she was born and raised in you could find her engaged in activities with the Springfield Pacesetters where she was an active member and served in various offices with the service organization.

Angela was preceded in death by her father, Guy Lester Woodard and her oldest brother, Harold Eugene Woodard.

Angela leaves to cherish her memories of love and selfless dedication her daughter, Jacquie Nachelle Woodard; her loving mother, Mary Christine Woodard, her sister, Jacqueline Woodard; her brothers, Lester Woodard, Lee Woodard (Robbie); her sister-in-love, Jeneal; nephew, Demetri, Clay and nieces, Joshlyn (Zayden, Zakai), Angelica McKissick (Cayden) and Nataleigh Drew (Fallyne). Her nephews and nieces have fond memories that they will cherish floral squarefor years to come. Loving aunts, Glenda Peyton (Charlie), Tempy Sherrod, Sandra Cox, Patricia Sherrod. A host of cousins to cherish her memories. There are many others that will cherish the memories of Angela Christine Woodard.

Viewing and Visitation was Tuesday, December 15, 2020 with funeral service at 12:00 pm at First Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Emanuel Haygood, Officiant and Reverend Martin Winslow, Eulogy, Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Robert Chambers

Robert Daniel Chambers, age 98, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 at NHC Healthcare.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Interment of the cremated remains of both Mr. Chambers and his late wife, Barbara Miller Chambers (1922-2016), will also be held at a later date in the Pleasant View Cemetery in their beloved hometown of Mifflinburg, PA.

Mr. Chambers was born January 26, 1922, in Mifflinburg, PA to the late George and Margaret Gutelius Chambers. Mr. Chambers, Major, USAF Retired, was a B-24 “Liberator” bomber pilot in WWII. He was also a sponsor of the world’s only remaining flying B-24J.

Afterward, Mr. Chambers became an outside salesman for a national electrical equipment company and a member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church. During his retirement years in Springfield, in 1990, Bob prevailed with the NAA (Nashville Airport Authority) to relinquish management of the Springfield-Robertson County Airport, and formed the Springfield-Robertson County Airport Board in Springfield and served for years as Chairman. Link to related videos: BOB CHAMBERS Springfield Airport VIDEOS 1991 to 2005. These videos are related to his achievements with the airport, which subsequently won awards from the State of Tennessee, and the proclamation of “Bob Chambers Day” from the City of Springfield, and the naming of the entry road at the airport, “Bob Chambers Road”.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Chambers is preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Ehresman and Louise Felton, his brothers, Nelson Chambers, James Chambers and Fred Chambers, and his son, Bruce George Chambers.

Mr. Chambers is survived by his son, David A. (former spouse, Janet) Chambers of Witchita, KS; daughters, Verna (George) Hall of Springfield and Deanna (Gene) Taylor of Leroy, AL; brothers, floral squareJoseph Chambers of MI and John (Barbara) Chambers of CA; grandchildren, Thomas Hall, Amy (Brandon) Hix, Jason (Christie) Taylor, Julie (Waylon) Powell, Justin (Courtney) Chambers, Daniel (Ericka) Chambers, Grace (Justin) Smith, Charity (Benjamin) Nicholson, Benjamin (Renae) Chambers, Hope (Caleb) Howell, James (Emily) Chambers and Michael (Victoria) Chambers; 22 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Frances Henley

Frances Calvin Henley, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Jake Suttle officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Todd Elmore, J.T. Elmore, Troy Elmore, Shane Hanson and Trenton Ferrell serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 12pm.

Mrs. Henley was born December 13, 1938 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Raymond and Mamie Albert Calvin. She worked as a cashier at Hallmark, was a line worker at the Acme Boot Company and was a founding member of the New Life General Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Henley is preceded in death by her first husbands, Wayne Ragsdal, James Henley, brothers, Junior and Bobby, and her sisters, Phyllis, Mary, Katherine and Connie.

Mrs. Henley is survived by her daughters, Larna Martindale of Woodbury, TN and Rhonda (Todd) Elmore of Springfield; ex-husband and father of her children, Joe Hulsey of Ridgetop; brother, Butch Calvin of Indianapolis, IN; ex-son-in-law, Lanny floral squareMartindale of MS; grandchildren, Amanda (Trenton) Martindale, Sara (Brian) Judkins, Bethany (Shane) Hanson, J.T. (Hannah) Elmore and Troy (Jasmine) Elmore; and great-grandchildren, Emily (Peyton) Rudisill, Laura Beth (Will) Nichols, Austin Ferrell, Kyle Judkins, Tinsley Ferrell, Addison Bogle, Abigail Hanson, Makenzie Hanson, Emma Reeves and Madelyn Elmore.

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

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Obituary for Juan Carlos “Bito” Aguilar

Juan Carlos (Bito) Aguilar, age 74 of Gallatin, Tn. passed away on Thursday December 10, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie Garcia.

Mr. Aguilar is survived by his wife of 51 years Susana Aguilar; daughter, Tamara (Chad) Richards; son, Erick (Juavy Meza) Aguilar; sister, Irma Haubrich; grandchildren Hannah Weis, Alec Weis and Victor Aguilar; step grandchildren Dylan Richards and Kensi Richards.

Juan can be best described as an Amazing Dad and Granddad who was full of life, enjoyed life to the maximum and had no enemies. Juan adored and was completely devoted to his beautiful wife Susy for 51 years. She was his best friend and was always by her side. His 3 Grandchildren lovingly referred to him as Bito and has described him as the most kind hearted, genuine, sweetest and perfect man on this Earth. Juan made sure he provided the best life for his family by working hard for so many years. Juan loved the sales process of helping people and was excellent at his craft. If you only knew Juan for a minute, it would be evident that God and Family were the most important things in life for him. As long as his family was together, he knew we could get through any circumstance. Juan loved being on his boat visiting islands in Venezuela and many of his favorite stories talked about his experiences. He also enjoyed a great meal and cocktail. His signature phrase was: Ah, this is sooo sooo gooood. The next time you have a great meal, remember Juan and his phrase. Juan was also the life of any room and he will continue to shine his light on his family from Heaven. Juan loved to celebrate any moment in life and would encourage you to do the same while living like it is your last day.

Juan will be terribly missed by his friends and family until they are reunited again in Heaven.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church on Friday, December 18, 2020. Funeral Mass will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Father Austin Gilstrap, Celebrant.

floral squareThe funeral home asks that anyone attending the visitation and/or service to please wear a mask. For your safety, all CDC guidelines are to be followed.

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

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Obituary for Kolterina Jean Duffin

Obituary for Kolterina Jean Duffin
Age 66 of Clarksville passed away December 9, 2020 at her home. She was born May 18, 1954 in Jackson, OH to Lloyd & Janice Juanita Mobley Rouse. She worked for Bethesda West Hospital in their housekeeping department before her retirement. She loved spending time with her family, especially shopping with her sisters. She was a very kindhearted, caring person. She loved to crochet.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jimmy Gooch. She is survived by son, Brian Rouse, Port St. Lucie, FL; sisters, Gail Austin, Antioch, TN, Denea Brumbaugh, Clarksville, TN and Juanita Adams, FL; brother, Lloyd Rouse, Jackson, OH; 4 grandchildren, Nicole, Billy, Crystal and Amanda. There are no services or visitation planned at this time.

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

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Obituary for David Alan Brown

David Alan Brown, age 67, passed away on December 9, 2020 following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Tucker Brown and Edith Emogene Eldridge Brown and brother, George Thomas (Tommy) Brown.

He is survived by sister Rebecca Morgan, brother Rick brown, nieces, nephews and chosen family at Place of Hope. David enjoyed all kinds of sports and his daily crossword puzzle but spent most all of his time recently ministering floral squareto others that were struggling with addiction, as he did a majority of his life. His goal was to help as many as he could by sharing his own experiences and The Word of God. He had surrendered his life to Christ is now with Him in Heaven

There are no services planned at this time.

If you feel led, please donate to David’s home, A Place of Hope, 105 N. James Campbell Blvd, Columbia, TN 38402.

Obituary provided by Austin and Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service

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Obituary for Jerry Reason, Sr.

Jerry Lee Reason, Sr., age 65, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 11, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery with Randy Arms, Bradley Arms, Phillip Pentecost, Robert Reason, Donald Woods, Timmy Gibbs, Jimmy Reason and Junior Arms serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday from 11am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mr. Reason was born May 1, 1955 in Springfield to the late William Ross and Susie Bryant Reason. He worked as a rock quarry operator.

In addition to his parents Mr. Reason is preceded in death by his wife, Connie Arms Reason, sons, Jeffrey Reason and William Ray Reason, and his daughter, Teresa Marie Reason.

floral squareMr. Reason is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry “Lee” and Mary Jo Reason of Springfield; brothers, Jimmy (Angie) Reason and William L. Reason, both of Springfield; sister, Nora Reason-Wright of Hendersonville; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Bernice Saunders

Bernice Hart Saunders, age 85, of Nashville and formerly of Robertson County, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Boulevard Terrace in Murfreesboro.

There was a private memorial service for her family at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield at 1pm on Saturday, December 12, 2020 followed by a graveside service at Springfield Memorial Gardens at 2pm.

Out of respect for everyone’s health and safety during the pandemic, there was no formal, in-person visitation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family through Austin & Bell Funeral Home’s webpage or directly to individual family members.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in honor of Bernice Saunders go to the Nashville Tree Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to preserve and enhance Nashville’s urban forests. Ms. Sunders loved to plant trees.

Ms. Saunders was born on a farm in Cedar Hill, Tennessee and remained a farm girl at heart for the remainder of her life. She was a basketball standout at Jo Byrns High School and then a straight A student and cheerleader at Middle Tennessee State University. Ms. Saunders went on to receive a Masters Degree in Education from Tennessee State University. Thereafter, she became an elementary school teacher at both Bordeaux Elementary School and Old Center Elementary School. She loved to play the piano, and to work with flowers and gardens. Her favorite places were her family farm in Cedar Hill and the Great Smoky Mountains. After her retirement, she became a regular volunteer at Tri-Star Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

floral squareMs. Saunders is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Bessie Hart and her son, Mike Saunders. She is survived by her son, Tony Saunders of Nashville; and grandchildren, Patrick Saunders, Christopher Saunders, Holly Smith, Heather Taylor and Hunter Saunders.

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

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Obituary for Cody Steven Elmore

Cody Steven Elmore, age 22 of Adairville, Ky passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 2pm on Sudnay, December 13, 2020 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield with Bro. David Harper officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY with Dustin Phelps, Dillon Mitchell, Jacob Henley, Ethan Creek, Michael Elmore Christopher Elmore, Troy Elmore and Konnor Phelps serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 3pm to 7pm on Saturday, December 12 and 1pm until the time of service on Sunday at the funeral Home.

floral squareCody was born November 20, 1998 to Terry Steven and Rhonda L. Trogdon Elmore; sisters, Tamra (Dustin) Phelps, Jada (Ethan Creek) Elmore; nieces and nephew, Konnor Phelps, Kylin Phelps, Weston Creek, Aunt, Nini (Tina), cousins, Brandy (Dillon) Mitchell, Jacob Henley.

If so desired, contributions may be made to Austin & Bell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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Obituary for Roger Dale Wood

Roger Dale Wood age 75 of Greenbrier passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Roger was born June 30, 1945 in Tomplinsville, KY to the late James Lovell and Velma Darlene Netherton Wood.

floral squareHe was also preceded in death by a son, Chris Wood. He worked for Pirelli Tires for 30 years.

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

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Obituary for Renald Carl Eichler Jr.

Dr. Renald Carl Eichler, Jr.
May 28, 1935 – December 7, 2020

Renald was born and raised in Pensacola, FL to the late Renald Carl Eichler, Sr. and Annette Beal Eichler. He grew up in a loving home with his sisters, Nita and Franceen.

Renald was a gifted pianist and began playing at a young age. He pursued his degree in music and graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor’s in music. He then served his country in the US Army (25th Infantry) and was stationed in Hawaii. He served as Chaplain’s Assistant and directed the Men’s Army Chorus. After his honorable discharge, he moved to Nashville to pursue his Master’s in Music at Peabody College. While in school, he became the Minister of Music at Edgefield Baptist Church where he served for over 20 years. He also taught piano and voice privately.
Renald worked for the State of TN at Jordonia in the mid-60’s. While there he saw the injustices of the juvenile/educational system and sought to change it. In 1969, he opened a school/treatment center that ultimately lasted for 40 years and changed the lives of many. He returned to Peabody/Vanderbilt and earned his Master’s and Ed.S. in Education and ultimately his Doctorate in Human Development and Counseling. In the mid-80’s, he was instrumental in the opening of Cumberland Hall Psychiatric Hospital which revolutionized the concept of “continuum of care”.

Although retired after the school closed, Renald was always focused on the future. He continued to play the piano daily and supported Priscilla in pursuing her art. Renald was a teacher and whether it was teaching someone music, how to work out a problem or how to be better at what you were doing, he was truly a force. He touched so many lives.

Renald loved many things – family first and in no particular order: opera/classical music, history, playing the piano, a good steak dinner, Pensacola Beach, an Old Fashion on the sweet side, sweets in any shape or form, 4th of July fireworks, Priscilla’s cooking, video games, Winston Churchill and everything about

Christmas, especially the music. We will miss him this Christmas and will feel his presence in future family gatherings…always.
Renald is predeceased by his parents, brother Otto Eichler (infant), and brother-in-law, John Lovvorn.

Renald is survived by his loving wife of 41 year, Priscilla Eicher and his children, Dr. Carla Flexer (Louis), Lee Swinehart (Lisa), and floral squareMelanie Moore. He is also survived by his sisters Nita Lovvhorn and Franceen Cornelius (Franz); his grandchildren Ben Moore, Leah Moore, Mya Swinehart, Ronnie Swinehart, and Rosie Swinehart.

There will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center 1017 Antebellum Circle Hendersonville, TN 37075. (615) 822-0789 or donate to the charity of your choice.

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

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Obituary for James Porter Ford

James Porter Ford, age 77 of Greenbrier passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

No services are planned at this time.

Mr. Ford was born in Springfield, TN on March 26, 1943 to the late Marvin Patterson and Minerva Elizabeth Porter Ford. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Eric Douglas Ford, brother, Belton Patterson Ford; son-in-law, Jeffrey L. Odom. He was a truck driver for Springfield Express. He floral squareloved his family, football, watching old western movies and eating and visiting at the roundtable at Larry’s Restaurant.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Fort Ford; son, James Randall Ford; daughter, Melissa Ford-Odom and granddaughter, Nikki (Hunter) Odom-Taylor.

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

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Obituary for Daniel Van Luvender

Daniel Louis Van Luvender, age 63 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at home with his loving family.

Dan was born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey to the late Richard and Freda Van Luvender, Sr. and grew up in Pompton Lakes, NJ. He graduated with honors from Chubb Institute, Parsippany, NJ and was employed by Automatic Data Processing for over twenty-one years. Prior to his career in technical support, he worked for Piedmont Airlines where he met his wife, Jennifer.

Dan loved all animals. Growing up, his family had many pets, including a raccoon. Throughout his adult life, he had birds, rabbits, dogs and horses. He was a board member of Greyhound Friends of NJ and very active in retired racing greyhound adoption. Dan and Jen provided a loving home for twelve greyhounds over a span of twenty years.

He loved spending time with his quarter horses Moon and then Breeze and training Sea Spray, their Chincoteague pony. After moving to Tennessee, he fulfilled his dream of having acreage to keep the horses at home. Dan volunteered at Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Center and continued his passion for racing greyhound adoption by becoming an active volunteer with Music City Greyhound Adoption.

Dan was very creative and talented. He made beautiful dog collars, birdhouses and clocks and some of his many interests included learning to play the violin, riding motorcycles, old Volkswagens, woodworking and computer games.

His family will always remember and cherish his kindness, loving spirit, creativity and sense of humor.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Van Luvender.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Nash; brother, Richard (Lorraine) Van Luvender, Jr.; sisters, Sherry (Michael) Canger, Patricia (William) Templeton, Kathie Kim (David) Sullivan; sister-in-law, Kelly Manicone Van Luvender; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

floral squareMemorial contributions may be made in Dan’s memory to Kidney Cancer Research Alliance or to Music City Greyhound Adoption.

A celebration of Dan’s life will be held at a later date.

Austin and 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 Linden Ross Sloan

Linden Ross Sloan of Greenbrier, age 80 passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Donnie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Terry Hudson, Chucky Weaver, Corey Weaver, Timmy Jacobs, Austin Jacobs and Billy Williams serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 12pm until the time of service on Monday at the funeral home.

He was born in Springfield, TN August 31, 1940 to the late Hilman Chester and Rachael Evelyn Smith Sloan. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jeff Sloan and a grandson, Steven Haley.

Linden was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was a school bus driver.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife Patsy Palmore Sloan of Greenbrier; son, Terry Hudson of Greenbrier; daughters, Wendy Maddle of Greenbrier, Lisa Sloan of Greenbrier, Gayle (Steve) Haley of Clarksville; brother, Jerry Wayne Sloan of Springfield; sisters, Edna Cooksey of Springfield, Dorothy Woods of Springfield; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Obituary for Tommy Mayes

Lewis “Tommy” Mayes, age 73 of Springfield, TN, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at his residence.

A memorial service was held at 6pm, Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Morris officiating. The family received friends from 4pm until the hour of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

He was born June 12, 1948 in Grundy County, TN to the late Lewis Dean and Sally Ann Morris Mayes. He was also preceded in death by wife, Linda Sue Mayes; daughter, Patty Mayes Nash; granddaughter, Lyndi Staley; great-grandson, Owen Lewis Jones; brother, JW Mayes and sister, Lula Ann Lawson.

He was a truck driver for Hollingsworth.

floral squareHe is survived by daughters, Pennye (Greg) Staley, Sue Ellen Jacobs; brothers, Robert Wayne Mayes, James Lewis Lawson; sisters, Bertha Pauline Scott, Barbara Ann (Tony) Adams; sister-in-law, Mary Harris Mayes; grandchildren, Lexi Staley, Kristan (Charlie) Jones; great-grandchildren, Alex Jones, Karlee Jones and Brooklyn Jones.

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

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Jewell Wayne Chatman

Jewell Wayne Chatman aka “Dirty Harry” was born May 25, 1952 to the union of the late Neely Nathaniel Chatman and the late Christine L. Dowlen Chatman in Robertson County, Tennessee. He was called Home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at his residence.

He accepted Christ at an early age. He worked at Hollingsworth Oil until he had to retire due to declining health.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Herman Chatman and Ricky Lynn Chatman.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories: his soulmate, Helen; four children Jackie (Tyrell) Dowlen, Shalee Bell, Tony (Tina) Dowlen, and Bobby Dowlen; twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; brothers, Willie, James (Gaynell), Bobby and Nathaniel Chatman; sisters, Gladys (Joe) Fort , Pamela (Tim) Baker, Teresa (Robert) Besser, Katherine, Linda, Kay, Tina Chatman and Brenda Payne all of Springfield, TN; one aunt, Della Austin of Cleveland, OH; a host of nieces, nephews and numerous devoted friends.

floral squareArrangements: Public Viewing and Visitation was Friday, December 11, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm with Private Funeral followed at 1:00 pm at First Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Dowlen, Eulogy and Reverend George Clemons, Officiant; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden, Cedar Hill, TN.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Ronald Kay “Big Ronnie” Marcum

Ronald Kay “Big Ronnie” Marcum, passed away on Sunday December 6, 2020 at North Crest Medical Center.

Graveside services were conducted Friday December 11th at 11:00 a.m. in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Reverend Carl Hubbard officiating. Pallbearers were Ronald Marcum, David Marcum, Dillon Heredia, Tristan Marcum, Anthony Charpentier, and Austin Charpentier. The family received friends on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mr. Marcum was born July 23, 1949 in Monticello, KY to the late Henry Clay and Flora May Winchester Marcum. He served in the U.S. Navy for 16 years. He served two tours in Vietnam and was the recipient of many medals. Mr. Marcum also worked as a dairy farmer, was a member of Wartrace United Methodist Church, the Vietnam Veterans of America, VFW Post 48 and was a former service officer with the post. He loved drawing, playing games on his IPAD, going to classic car shows, and was a mechanic on tractors and cars.

floral squareMr. Marcum is survived by his wife of 48 years: Yvonne Stiles Marcum of Cedar Hill, by his sons: Ronald Clay Marcum of Greenbrier and David Wayne Marcum of Cedar Hill, by his daughters: Christina Ruth Charpentier of Cedar Hill, Dawna May Wilson of Cedar Hill, and Amanda Carole Marcum of Clarksville, by his sisters: Marcella Hudson of Hartford City, IN and Hester Marcum of Monticello, KY, by 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

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Obituary for Eleni Sage

Eleni Sage, 78, of Hendersonville, departed this life on Sunday December 6, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday December 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Peter J. Spiro officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Sage was born October 19, 1942 in Salonika, Greece to the late Panteis and Athanassias Emmanuelidou. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Franklin. Mrs. Sage loved gardening, sewing, and was an excellent cook.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Michael Sage. Mrs. Sage is survived by her daughter: floral squareSusan Sage of Hendersonville, by her son: Phillip Sage of Hendersonville, by her grandchild: Lilli Sage, and by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Tommy and Lynda Sage of Greenbrier, Phillip and Sonia Sage of Mt. Juliet.

The family request that memorial contributions be made in Eleni’s memory to a charity of your choice.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Barbara Ann Clark

Clark, Barbara Ann (Mshar), 10/2/1935 – 12/6/2020
Barbara Ann (Mshar) Clark age 85 of Hendersonville, TN passed away December 6, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Nashville, TN. She was born in Monroe, Michigan and is the daughter of Alexander (Alex) Mshar of St. Louis, MO and Ruth Irene (Fleming) Mshar, of Monroe, MI (both were longtime residents of Chelsea, MI). On November 7, 1953 she married her childhood sweetheart William Eugene Clark at St. Mary’s Church in Chelsea, Michigan.

Barbara worked at The Chelsea Dime Store, Vogel’s, The Chelsea Standard, the Chelsea Medical Center as well as private doctor’s offices. She also taught 4-H.

Barbara is survived by her six children. Catherine Cantrell (Bob), Donna Stofer, Mary Jones (Rick), William Clark Jr., Elizabeth Parham (Tom) and Jenny Clark, and Barbara’s younger siblings: Donald Mshar (Becky), Joyce Shaninger (Jack), James Mshar, and Nancy Bihlmeyer (John) and brother-in-law Ronald Clark (Kathy).

Barbara was blessed with 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

However, these raw statistics, facts, and dates are not our mother. She was the MATRIARCH of our family and epitomized what it meant to sacrifice for family. She worked hard to take good care of us. She made sure we knew how to cook and taught most of us to sew. She helped us set up our first homes; she enjoyed driving around to garage sales to find furniture to refinish or reupholster and “make new”. She helped us take care of and raise our kids; she loved to be the first one to teach the new mom how to give the newborn the first bath! She taught her children and grandchildren practical & life lessons & raised extremely capable adults and set the best examples ever! She was that rare gem that you could LITERALLY bet your life on and was ALWAYS there whenever family was in need as well as for the celebrations too! She was our biggest cheerleader and did what she could to help us realize our dreams. If a lot of this sounds familiar, it is because she was wise enough to marry a man who did much of the same as well! Together, they were an UNSTOPPABLE team!

She was passionate about genealogy and had a lot of our family history/documents from over the centuries; she said we could join the Daughters of the American Revolution! She was an incredible interior decorator. Every home she lived in could easily be in a House Beautiful type magazine! She LOVED creating/crafting. Many people have purchased her hand-made St. Nick’s throughout the years at local craft shows; she died on St. Nicolas day which confirms to some of us that she really IS Stanta Claus. She was also lifelong fan of the University of Michigan and would attend the games that Bill was ushering; she’d bring along the mid-game feast and often had the section drooling over the meal. She loved to read and passed that love down to her children. She was NOT a hunter and didn’t like the taste of wild game but would do her best to make it good for her husband, the hunter. She was a great cook and baker and was known for making outstanding cakes & cookies & fudge to celebrate any holiday or occasion! She was a great gardener; her and Bill’s yard was typically the most beautiful in the neighborhood, perfectly manicured, lush green, with lots of various flowering plants & bushes & trees. She always thought she inherited that gardening gene from her grandfather. And, mom really loved her Schnauzers: Clover, BB, & Carrie; those little rascals were good company throughout the years!

She, too, left big shoes to fill. I doubt we can ever fill those shoes, but we will do our best to make her proud! Her life was full of love and laughter; of family and friends. She will be forever missed. Her memories will forever be treasures in our hearts. We take comfort that her and dad are together again with all the loved ones who’ve already passed.

She was preceded in death by her husband William (Bill) Clark, her parents: Alexander Mshar & Ruth Mshar, her in-laws: Raymond & Gertrude Clark, and her sisters-in-law Verta (Richard) MacDonald and Geri (Jim) Mshar .

floral squareBarbara has been cremated. No funeral services will be held at this time due to the Covid 19 pandemic. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

The family is requesting memorial contributions to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl.17, Chicago, IL. 60601

“Her Wings Were Ready, But Our Hearts Were Not”

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

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Obituary for Judy Henderson

Judy Fay Henderson, age 69, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Russ Noss officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Michael Webb, Stacy Parks, Cory Austin, Chantz Forewright, Brian Tanner and Bryon Forewright serving as pallbearers. The honorary pallbearer was Robert Manns.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Ms. Henderson was born October 2, 1951 in Springfield to the late James Edward and Mary Ann Ledbetter Henderson. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a Mail Carrier for 25 years and was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where she was a long time Sunday School teacher. She loved horses and was a member of the Middle TN Mustang Association for many years and served as President in 1995. Most of all she loved her family.

In addition to her parents Ms. Henderson is preceded in death by her daughter, Staci Renee Parks, her brother and sister-in-law, Dwight and Gail Henderson, and her nephew, James Manns.

Ms. Henderson is survived by her daughters, Tracy (Michael) Webb and Cheryl Baldwin, both of Springfield; sisters, Patricia Meira and floral squareWilma Manns, both of West Palm Beach, FL; grandsons, Ronald Parks of Fort Worth, TX, Stacy (Destinie) Parks of San Antonio, TX, Cory (Jessica) Austin of Springfield and Brandon Baldwin of Springfield; granddaughter, Heather Austin of Springfield; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Stone Soup Ministries. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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Obituary for Carl “Buddy” Atwood Jr.

Carl”Buddy” C. Atwood, Jr., age 81 of Nashville, Tennessee died Sunday, December 6, 2020 at St. Thomas West in Nashville.

A graveside service was held at 11 o’ clock am on Thursday, December 10th at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville. Burial followed with Bro.Don Dungan officiating.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tennessee from 9-10AM and then meet at the cemetery at 11:00AM.

Mr. Atwood was born on December 30, 1938 in Franklin, Kentucky to the late Carl C. and Eliza Sesnan Atwood, Sr. He retired as a purchasing agent for Quebecor Printing Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and he loved Vanderbilt football.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Brown Atwood; and a brother, Jim Bill Atwood.

He is survived by his son, Chris (Michelle) Atwood; daughter, Kim Rampersad; sister, Janice Lee; niece, Beth Walker (Tim Smith); nephews, Tim (Lauran) Henderson and Kevin Henderson; grandchildren, Vijay (Kristina) Rampersad, Reena Rampersad, floral squareCassandra Atwood, Elijah Atwood, Isaac Atwood, and Mercedes Atwood; and great-great grandchildren, Kylie, Lilly, Nilah Rampersad and Riley Atwood.

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

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

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Obituary for Barbara Qualley

Barbara Qualley, 95, of Springfield, passed from this life on Saturday December 5, 2020 at The Waters of Gallatin.

A visitation with the family was held on Tuesday December 8th from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment was in the Turlock Memorial Park in Turlock, CA.

Mrs. Qualley was born November 12, 1925 in North Hollywood, CA to the late Earl and Grace Olds Reuss. She was a retired Switchboard Operator for the Adventist Media Center. Mrs. Qualley was a member of the Ridgetop Seventh-day Adventist Church. She loved nature, especially bird watching and working in her flowers and garden. Mrs. Qualley loved collecting dolls and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands: Clifford Green, Lloyd Hall, and Max Qualley, and by her sister: Gloria Jean Packwood. Mrs. Qualley is survived by her children: Steven Hall of Burleson, TX, Carolynn Brizendine of Mesa, floral squareAZ, Claudia Wiggins of Henderson, NV, and Cheryl Pearles of Greenbrier, by her stepchildren: Duane and Ron Qualley both of California, and Sonja Qualley of North Carolina, by 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and by 4 step grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgetop Seventh-day Adventist Church and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Jonathan “J.J.” Yates

Jonathan Dale “J.J.” Yates of Adairville, departed this life on Friday December 4, 2020 at North Crest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday December 9th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. David Smith officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Christian Hutcherson, Randy McEwing, Luke Maynard, Clay Long, Hammer Yates, and Moono Douglas serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

J.J. was born August 12, 2002 in Springfield. He loved tearing down and rebuilding anything that he could, listening to music, and playing video games. He always carried three or four cell phones, whether they worked or not.

J.J. is survived by his father: Randall “Nan” Yates of Springfield, by his mother: Beth Hutcherson of Adairville, KY, by his daughter: Ziya Nicole Yates of Adairville, KY, by his brothers: Christian Eli Hutcherson and Terry Alanblaze Darrow of Adairville, KY, by his sisters: Hailey Cheyenne Darrow of Adairville, KY, Taylor Rose of Adairville, KY, and Keaton Yates of Cedar Hill, by his grandparents: Tammy Hutcherson of Springfield, Bobby Hutcherson of Springfield, Lonnie and Helen Yates of Springfield, and by his nephews: Austyn Hutcherson, Eric Hyde, Jr., and Micah Hyde.

If so desired, contributions may be given to Robertson County Funeral Home for J.J.’s funeral expenses

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Obituary for Charles Redmond “Chip” Johnson, Jr.

Charles Redmond “Chip” Johnson, Jr., 56, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday December 3, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Monday December 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Woodard officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Troy Cox, Kevin Eidson, Lynn Porter, Eric Pulley, Jason Rittenberry, and Tony Jones serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Traughber, William Head, Melvin Matherly, Joe Fentress, and David Anderson. The family received friends on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Chip was born August 8, 1964 in Springfield. He was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1982. Chip owned and operated JLSS Dirtwork for 42 years. He served with the Robertson County Fire Department for 13 years and was a Reserve Deputy with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Ted Emery. Chip served on the Thresherman’s Association Board of Directors in Adams, the Robertson County Fair Board for over 25 years and was a past president. He was a charter member and past president of the Antique Tractor Puller’s Association, and was a member of the former Springfield Jaycee’s. Chip loved tractor pulling, where he won many awards, and was an avid fan of the UT Vols, Clemson Tigers, and the Pittsburg Steelers. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father: Charles Redmond Johnson, floral squareSr., and by his mother: Betty Jean Stewart Carver. Chip is survived by his wife: Kimberly Pearson Johnson of Springfield, by his uncle and aunts: Danny and Joan Johnson of Springfield, Margie Stewart of White House, by his stepfather: Ed Carver of Atlanta, GA, by his dogs: Pepper and Ozzy, and by several cousins and friends.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

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Obituary for Samuel Dennis “Denny” Lowe

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Samuel Dennis “Denny” Lowe, age 69 of Adams, TN died Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

A private graveside service was held Friday December 4, 2020 at Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Sam Lowe, Josh Lowe, Thad Dorris, Danny Pyle, Michael Pyle, Logan Carter and Brett Lowe serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Will Yates, Dougie Caroland Jr, Mike Farmer, Joe Jones, Jimmy Hamill, Dick Joyce, Chris Stagner, Robert Washington and the Men of Adams Church of Christ. There was no visitation before or after the graveside service.

Denny was born April 10, 1951 in Warren Co., KY to the late Joseph Wyatt and Christine Parker Lowe. A brother, Michael Lynn Lowe also preceded him in death. Denny was a member of Adams Church of Christ where he served as an elder. Serving others was who Denny was, he was a firefighter, serving first with the Cedar Hill Fire Department then the Robertson County Fire Department then the Springfield Fire Department and then the Adams Fire Department for a grand total of 52 years. At various times in “retirement” he worked for Adams Water Dept, Adams Gas Department and at Ace Hardware. Denny served the public well but serving his family was his best service. He loved being a grandfather and was the rock of the family through good times and bad times.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Ruth Carter Lowe of Adams; Sons, Samuel Carter Lowe and fiancé Aubrey Moore of Adams and Joshua Aaron Lowe and wife Katie Fletcher Lowe of Cedar Hill; brothers, Joseph (Suzie) Lowe of Normandy, TN, Wayne (Connie) Lowe of Cedar Hill and Mark Lowe of Springfield; sister, Beverly (Jackie) floral squarePyle of Springfield; granddaughters, Lucy Kate Lowe and Josie Claire Lowe and numerous nephews and nieces.

If so desired, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made in Denny’s memory to either the Adams Church of Christ or the Adams Fire Department. All donations may be sent care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Judith Gail “Judy” Ruffin

Judith Gail “Judy” Ruffin, 68, of Adairville, KY, passed from this life on Monday November 30, 2020 at her home.

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

Judy was born March 4, 1952 in Springfield to the late Thurman and Robbie Ernestine Crain Pendleton. She was a graduate of Greenbrier High School Class of 1970. She worked as a cook in the restaurant business. Judy enjoyed cooking and being outdoors working in her flowers, her garden, and mowing. The highlight of her life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: William Ronald “Ronnie” Ruffin.

floral squareJudy is survived by her children: Stacey Ruffin of Adairville, KY, Missy (Shannon) Taylor of Greenbrier, Amanda (Derrick) Stewart of Adairville, KY, and James Richard Ruffin of Adairville, KY, by her sisters: Brenda Cato of Adams and Dorothy Cowan of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Hunter Ruffin and Vince Perkins, and by four additional grandchildren

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Dr. Debby Norman

Dr. Debby Norman, known to many as Ms. Norman, Mama Debby or Aunt Debby, Age 71 of White House, Tennessee, passed away quietly December 4th, 2020 in Sonoma, California. She was born November 1, 1949 to Joe & Gloria (Marchetti) McAlister.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Derina Lassiter (Carl) of Greenbrier. She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Joe Lohner, White House, Tennessee; brother, Michael McAlister, Madison, Tennessee; daughters, Star Laurence, Sonoma, California, Tara Duncan (Shawn), Murfreesboro, and Heather Norman, Gallatin; niece, DeAnna Walls (Michael), White House, Tennessee, numerous nieces and nephews; six grandchildren- Falynn, Blake, Alex, Glorie, Ava and Sloan; and one great-grandchild, Rhett.
Dr. Norman was born in Nashville, Tennessee and lived throughout her life not only in the Nashville area but also cities such as Miami, Florida and Ponchatoula, Louisiana. While her father worked for the United Nations, they lived around the world in countries like Lagos, Nigeria of Africa; and Madrid, Spain where she graduated from High School. This inspired her lifelong love of travel. She longed to return to Africa and especially Northern Italy, where her mother’s family originated.

She was called to teach at a very young age. She received her undergraduate from Belmont University and began her career at Hendersonville High School and then on to White House High School. After receiving her Masters Degree at Western Kentucky University, she taught at White House Middle School for 25 years. Her love of teaching was matched equally by her love of learning. As the perpetual student herself, she achieved her Doctorate degree at Tennessee State University. Her constant need to push herself and look for new challenges led her to begin teaching at Hunters Lane High School, and also MNPS Virtual School (one of the first online accredited High Schools in the Nashville area) where she finally retired. Over the years, she taught at many colleges/universities including: Volunteer State Community College, Trevecca Nazarene University, David Lipscomb University, University of Phoenix, Draughons Junior College, Tennessee State University and Nashville State Community College. She was always motivated and had a child-like enthusiasm for teaching and learning; she loved poetry, books, and hearing about the latest world news events. She loved her daughters, grandchildren and new great-grandchild more than life itself. She treasured her students, friends, colleagues, and her whole extended family.

Debby influenced everyone she met throughout all walks of life. Because of her strong spirit and personality, you never had to guess what she was thinking. She was sincerely honest and had a way with helping others find comfort/guidance in her presence. She was recognized everywhere by former students approaching her to say how she impacted their life. It would be some funny and/or amazing story often being asked, “Do you remember me?” or told, “You were my favorite teacher!” Her influence was great and she will be happy to know that the legacy she left behind will be paid forward.
Remember her with laughter, for she had an infectious sense of humor and love of life. Our mother will be missed more than we can adequately describe. Our only solace is that she is reunited with her dear parents-Mama Gloria and Daddy Joe and her sister Derina. She will finally get the much deserved rest she needs from all the hard work she did here on Earth. Her energy is boundless, and she will continue to guide us in ways only we will know in our hearts- throughout eternity.

Her visitation was held Thursday 4:00-7:00pm at Austin & Bell White House, Tennessee; Friday 10:00am-2:00pm, 4:00-6:00pm at Austin & Bell White House, Tennessee. 6:00pm The Praying of the Rosary was held in the Chapel at Austin & Bell White House, Tennessee. Saturday 10:00am family welcomed floral squareguests in the church vestibule followed by 11:00am Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 1225 Gallatin Pike. Interment followed at Spring Hill Cemetery 5110 Gallatin Pike South, Nashville, Tennessee 37216. Serving as pallbearers: Shawn Duncan, Blake Norman, Michael Walls, Andy McAlister, Troy Jernigan, Clint Cooper, Christopher Bittner and Noah Reamy. Honorary pallbearers were All former students.

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

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If I should die, and leave you here awhile…Be not like others sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust. For my sake, turn again to life, and smile, nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine. Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine, and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

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Obituary for Jim Sexton

Earl James “Jim” Sexton, Jr., age 54 of Joelton,Tennessee died Saturday, December 5, 2020 at St. Thomas West in Nashville.

Jim was born on June 10, 1966 in Cortez, Colorado to Betty Chaffin Sexton McMinnis and the late Earl Sexton, Sr. He was a core drilling operator for S E Sexton drilling, worked for CSX Railroad and was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving in the Iraq War. He served as a trustee at his church, loved hunting, camping and most of all his family. He was a member of the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a sister, Melody Sexton.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Sexton; son, Will Sexton; brother, Eddie (Stephanie) floral squareSexton; brothers-in-law, Scotty (Myra) Chambliss and Mark Chambliss; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim’s remains were cremated and there are no services planned at this time.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Free Will Baptist Church at 1285 New Hope Rd, Joelton, Tennessee 37080.

Austin and 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 Steven Wilkerson

Steven Wayne Wilkerson, age 73, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee died Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 o’clock pm, Sunday, December 20th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Tom Payne officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, December 20th, beginning at 1:00PM until the hour of service at 3:00PM.

Mr. Wilkerson was born on July 8, 1947 in Liberal, Kansas to the late William Carl and Mary Brooks Wilkerson. He was a veteran of the United States Army, the owner & operator of Wilkie’s Safety Lane in Nashville, and was a member of the Stroudsville Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Gary Lee Wilkerson.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jane Wilkerson; sons, Kenneth Wilkerson and Keith Wilkerson; daughter, Katie (Jason) Head; brother, Jeffrey (Sue) Wilkerson; grandchildren, Emily (Taylor) Tobitt, Charlotte Wilkerson, Anna Kate Head, and Mary Brook Head.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

Austin and 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 Joseph “Joee” Alan Eicher

Joseph “Joe” Alan Eicher age 33 of Hendersonville passed away in Hendersonville on Wednesday December 2, 2020.

Joe was preceded in death by grandfather Earnest Eicher; and Grandmother Elaine Gerkens.

He is survived by his sons Jax Logan Eicher and Briggs Alan Eicher; mother, Angela Eicher; father, Randy Eicher; brother, Jacob Eicher sisters, Elizabeth Eicher, Kasandra Eicher and Morgan Eicher; grandmother, Anne Eicher; grandparents, Gregory and Mary Hoschak; and nieces, Scarlett Case, Ella Eicher-Frank, Alexis Resha and Ivey Eicher.

Joe was born January 13, 1987 in Lima, OH. He graduated from Leipsic High School, Leipsic, OH and moved to Tennessee with his family in 2005 where he attended NADC. Joe loved his boys, family, and friends unconditionally. Joe enjoyed football thru high school wearing number 62. He also loved the great outdoors, hunting, music, learning to play guitar, and taking something rustic and polishing it into something beautiful. This is what lead him to start his own business Superior Polishing.

Joe had a heart of gold. He would do anything for anyone. He loved to laugh and make others laugh and his smile was contagious. He had a way of being honest and still loveable even if the honesty was not appreciated.

The family received friends from 5-7pm Friday, December 11, 2020 at the Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Funeral services were conducted at 7pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Danny Spano officiating.

In Lieu of flowers, a fund will be set up for donations. Any donations received will be used to help pay for funeral expenses, a contribution to Mental Health Awareness and a 529 College fund for Joes sons. Details will be updated later in the coming week.

floral squareThe funeral home asked that anyone attending the visitation and/or service to please wear a mask and refrain from any physical contact with the family such as hugs and handshakes. For their safety, all CDC guidelines were followed.

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

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Obituary for Denis James Godek

Age 78 of White House passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at his home. He was born December 14, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to William & Mary Ann Dubicz Godek. He worked as an IT Tech for Computer Associates before his retirement. He proudly served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army. Mr. Godek played football in college for the University of Illinois and was an avid Chicago Bears and Notre Dame football fan. He coached high school football and also served as a referee for NCAA high school games. He served on the Beer Board for the White House Parks & Recreation Department, enjoyed fishing, camping, backpacking and working in his yard. He enjoyed cooking and loved eating Polish food. He had a sense of humor, especially at home around his family and was a great storyteller.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Godek. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Cynthia Godek, White House, TN; son, Michael James (Julie) Godek, IL; daughter, Aimee floral square(Joseph) Babcock, IL; Bonus Daughters, Virginia (Christopher) Dossett, Northlake, IL, Kathleen (Phillip) Wooten, Medinah, IL, Patricia McGee, White House, TN and Ann McGee, Belvidere, IL; sister, Pamela Godek, White House, TN; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

There are no services or visitation planned at this time.

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

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Obituary for Kennie “Poppy” Jansen

Kennie F. “Poppy” Jansen, age 78 of Greenbrier passed away Wednesday, December 02, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 1pm on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro Gary Dillard officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 12pm until the time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Jansen was born in Atlanta, TX on August 13, 1942 to the late Johnie N. Jansen and Mary Nell Thompson. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jeri Don Barnes.

He owned and managed furniture stores through the years, was a member of Greenbrier First Baptist and a Mason. He loved his family and enjoyed officiating football games, hunting and was National Director for Dixie Youth ball teams. He was also music director for his church.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha Ann Works Jansen; children, Rickey (Michelle) Jansen of Springfield, Paula Smith of Greenbrier, Brian (Karyn) Jansen of White House, Keith (Melissa) Jansen of Greenbrier; brother, Danny (Cindy) Barr; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Charles Bidwell

Charles Lewis Bidwell, Sr., age 84, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services were held at 1 o’ clock pm on Saturday, December 5th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Paul Edwards and Rev. Regina Hall officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with Randall Pugh, Ethan Pugh, Jake Pugh, Brian Vann, Doug Vann, and Ronnie Barron serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Cheatham County Cattleman’s Association.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 3-7PM, Friday, December 4th, and again on Saturday from 12PM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Bidwell was born on January 22, 1936 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Paul Bernard and Esther Mai Morris Bidwell, Jr. He was a graduate of the Ashland City High School Class of 1954, and was retired from AJ Smith & Supply Lumber Company where he was employed for 30 years. After retirement he remained active on his cattle farm. He was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Flora Head Bidwell; and his brother, Morris Bidwell.

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Lyn Bidwell; son, Charles L. “Chuck” Bidwell (Larry Soennichsen); sister-in-law, Mildred Bidwell; nieces, Marissa (Doug) Vann, and Melodie (Dick) Marshall; floral squarenumerous loving great-nieces & great-nephews; and Randall Pugh.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to either the Pleasant View United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 2621 Church Street, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146, or the Cheatham County Cattleman’s Association Scholarship Fund.

Austin and 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 Ann Marie Ray Ryan

Age 61 of White House went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Lourdes Medical Center In Pasco, Washington. She was born January 19, 1959 in Fall River, Massachusetts to Wilbur Raymond & Alice Rapoza Medeiros. She worked as an office manager for Dr. David Harrom for 22 years and was currently employed with Parallon Health Care as a patient support specialist. Ann was a loving mother, Nana and Aunt, a loyal friend and beloved coworker. Ann loved her sons, daughters-in-law, grandkids and nieces and nephews more than anything and was so proud of their accomplishments. She loved her sweet dog Lacey. She loved to travel, especially to the Pacific Northwest and the beach. She loved pop music, dancing, and attending plays and concerts. She was everyone’s cheerleader and loved to see others succeed.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Ernie Flowers and Pauline and Tom White; nephew, Dewayne White. She is survived by her husband of 22 years as of 11/28/2020 and the love of her life, Charles Ryan, White House, TN; sons, Shane (Lavonne) Clifford, Cross Plains, TN and Aaron (Janelle) Clifford, White House, TN; Grandchildren, Lydia Clifford, Elijah Clifford, Emily Clifford, Maddie Clifford and Mason Clifford; nephews. Ernie (Sarah) Flowers and their children, Brad, Rees, Nina and Tuck, Pasco, WA; niece, Chrissy (Matthew) Cooper and their children Camryn (William) Hinkle, Aidan Cooper and Macey Cooper, White House, TN; niece, Tami (Michael) Kump and their children, Mitchell Kump and Avery Kump, Waunakee, WI; nephew, Dean White; wife of late nephew, Dewayne White, Sandie White.

floral squareA funeral service was held Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7pm at New Life Fellowship in Cross Plains, TN with Todd Morrell and Chris Griffith officiating. Visitation with the family was held Friday, December 11, 2020 5:30 until 7pm at the church. Interment was be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 11am in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

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Obituary for David Curtis Lovelace III

David Curtis Lovelace, III age 72 of Hendersonville passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Hendersonville Medical Center. David was born March 12, 1948 to the late D.C. and Gladys Childress Lovelace, Jr.

He was the owner of Lovelace Wholesale Candy Company and was a member of the Hendersonville First United Methodist Church and the Poe Williams Sunday School Class.

Mr. Lovelace is survived by his wife of 51 years, Katherine Chambers Lovelace; daughter, Tracy Lovelace (Jay) Reynolds; son, Benjamin C. Lovelace; granddaughter, Avery Jayne Reynolds; and a grandson, Ryder Bledsoe Lovelace.

Since David loved the Spring and we all recognize the need for our prolonged fight against COVID-19 (especially with Kathy’s floral squarecontinued positive test results), the family has decided to wait until then to schedule a Remembrance Service.

Your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated.

Many want to honor David and may do so with a donation to Hendersonville First United Methodist Church, the Sumner County Humane Society or a charity that is important to you.

Austin and Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Joey Randolph

Joey “JellyRoll” Randolph, age 45, of Springfield, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at his home.

A memorial service was held Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Adam Hodges, Sister Ruby Mitchell and Nicole Gardner officiating.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday from 12pm until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mr. Randolph was born June 11, 1975 in Springfield to the late Joseph A. and JoAnne Osborne Randolph. He was a farmer and truck driver and was of the Baptist faith. He loved watching his son play football and riding his daughter on the tractor.

Mr. Randolph is survived by his son, John Kelton Randolph of Springfield; daughter, Kayla Jo Randolph of Springfield; niece, floral squareNeylee Marie Harden; and nephews, Levi Chilton Harden, Austin Russell Hall and Hunter Ray Hall. Mr. Randolph is also survived by a host of loving friends that were thought of as brothers.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Kayla & John Randolph College Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Wesley Sparks

Wesley Sparks, age 79 of Springfield passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at his residence.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 4th in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Joe Rushing officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with Chad Evitts, Michael Davies, Trevor Sparks, Matt Sparks, Daniel Dodd and Keith Dodd serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the funeral home Thursday, December 3rd, 4pm to 8pm and on Friday, December 4th, 9am until the hour of service at 11am.

Mr. Sparks was born in Chicago, IL on March 5, 1941 to the late John Wesley and Bessie Sparks. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 plus years, Elizabeth Ann Wise Sparks; brothers, Ronald, John, Wayne, Woody, Bill and Rich Sparks; sisters, Mary Ann Snider and Judy Browning; grandchildren, Hannah Dobb and Zachary Beard. He was a retired painter with the Neeley Coble Company. He was a member of Main Street Church Of Christ in Springfield and he enjoyed golfing.

floral squareHe is survived by wife Brenda Sparks; children, Donald R. (Rhonda) Sparks of Coopertown, Yvonne Thomas of AL, Sarah (Bryan) Beard of LA, Marilyn Sparks of Springfield, Michelle (Kent) Davies of Portland, TN, Dana (Jeremy Yates of Cross Plains; brothers, David Sparks of Smyrna, TN, Charlie Sparks of IN, Dana (Jeremy) Yates of Cross Plains; 25 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

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Austin and Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier 2619 Hwy 41 S. Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Jerry Holt

Jerry Ray Holt, age 76, of Adams, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at St. Thomas West in Nashville.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed in the Sango Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 9am until the hour of service at 11am.

Mr. Holt was born August 31, 1944 in Adams to the late Ray and Margaret Shepard Holt. He worked as a delivery driver for Crabtree Furniture. He loved playing cornhole, making turkey calls, outdoor activities and his family.

In addition to his parents Mr. Holt is preceded in death by his brother, Donnie Dale Holt. Mr. Holt is survived by his wife of over 52 years, Linda Traylor Holt; sister, Pat Wood of Clarksville; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

floral squareIf so desired memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

*If you are planning to attend Mr. Holt’s visitation or service please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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

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Arrangements For Hermaline Turner:

Hermaline Turner was born November 24, 1946 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Robert D. Turner and C. Rebecca Long Turner. She departed this life on December 1, 2020 after an extended illness.

Hermaline was educated in the Robertson County Public School System and was a member of the Bransford High School Class of 1964. She continued her education at Mason’s School of Business in 1970. Hermaline was employed as a secretary at Meharry Medical College over thirty years. Outside of her paid employment she would always volunteer her services to help those in her community.

In October of 1962, she dedicated her life to the Lord under the pastorate of Reverend W.J. Speed. She actively served in many capacities such as the various choirs, church aide, and could often be found helping with the culinary duties during special occasions. Her longest and most cherished position at First Missionary Baptist was serving as the Church Clerk until her health failed.

Hermaline was a longstanding member of The Springfield Pacesetters where she served as President for 30 years. Established in 1978, The Springfield Pacesetters was a civic organization that provided scholarships for deserving students, collected items to feed families in need during the holidays, and fostered a sense of community amongst its members.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Deacon Arthur Chatman, Jr.

Hermaline leaves to cherish the memory of her loving, kind, selfless, strong-willed personality, her son, Victor (Tamika) Turner of Simpsonville, SC; three grandchildren, Victoria Turner, Marquise (Kianna) Turner, and Victavia Turner of Springfield, TN. Sister, Sandra Chatman of Springfield, TN; nephew, Minister Arthur (Tennille) Chatman, III of Springfield, TN; great niece and nephew, Diamond and Isaiah Chatman; and her loving and devoted friends, Amanda Wells, Alfreda Blackshear, Reverend Martin (Betty) Winslow, and Frank Head.

Funeral Service was Saturday, December 5, 2020 at First Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Emanuel Haygood, Officiant and Reverend Martin P. Winslow, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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