In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 2019
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
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Obituary for Pauline Gezley
Pauline Gezley, age 99 of Springfield, TN died Sunday December 1, 2019 at NHC Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday December 3, 2019 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Home with Bro. Adam Hodges officiating. Burial will follow 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 will receive 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 will be 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 will follow 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 will receive 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 is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2pm at White House First United Methodist Church with Dr. Lloyd Doyle officiating. Visitation is planned for 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 will take 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 will receive friends 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Greenbrier First Baptist Church. A Memorial Service will be 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 will receive 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.
Jimmy Lee Darden was born on January 18, 1948 to the late Frances Cook and Tippy Darden both of Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee. He departed his earthly home Thursday, November 21, 2019.
He was joined in Holy Matrimony to Pastor Carrie L. Darden in 1973 and from this union one daughter was born, Cecretia Turner (Robert). He was a devoted step- father for many years to Carolyn White, (Bobby) Crystal Austin (Ronald), Celisa Polk (Phillip), James Polk (Lisa), Conda Polk (Donnie), and Shannon Hart. Jimmy professed a hope in Christ at an early age and was baptized at Beards Chapel Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Grider. Later in his adult life, he joined the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, TN under the leadership of Pastor Ben Dillard.
He was educated in the Robertson County School System at Krisle School, and Bransford High School. After high school, Jimmy labored thirty-one years in Manufacturing and Steel at Unarco Material Handling in Springfield, and labored as Head of Maintenance at the Springfield Country Club for more than thirty-eight years.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, but leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted ex-wife, Pastor Carrie Darden; children; twenty-three grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Bowers of Nashville, TN; two brothers, Charles V. Roberts of Hendersonville, TN, and Jessie Roberts of Nashville, TN; two nieces, Sonja Bowers of Nashville, TN, and Tajuan Roberts-Browder of Cleveland, TN; one nephew, Jessie Lamont Roberts of Nashville, TN; one sister-in-law, Mamie Lee Woods of Nashville, TN, and a host of great-grandchildren, cousins, and friends.
Funeral Service was Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 12:00 noon at St. Matthew Holy Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend George Clemons, Eulogy and Reverend James Hilliard, Officiant; Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.
Paul Jennings Tabor of Nashville and formerly of Springfield, went to be with Jesus on Sunday November 24, 2019 at the age of 91. He was born at home on September 4, 1928 in Brotherton, TN, the son of the late Charles Dewey “CD” and Nellie Mae Castleman Tabor, Sr.
He was a high school graduate from Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy in 1946, a college graduate from Cumberland University in Lebanon in 1950, was ordained as a pastor in 1950, and graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1957. He married Nancy Jean Krisle on April 20, 1951 and over the next 15 years they were blessed to have 6 children.
He began pastoring Southern Baptist churches in 1950 and continued pastoring and working with churches until 2007. He pastored churches in Bell Buckle, Hokes Bluff, AL, Livingston, Tullahoma, Lawrenceburg, Holly Pond, AL, and Greenbrier. He was the Director of Missions for Simpson County Kentucky Baptist Association, and preached at many other churches throughout the years.
He had a true calling to share the love of Jesus with everyone he encountered. He was a great pastor, ministering compassionately to people during difficult times of illnesses, tragedies, and deaths. Additionally, he ministered well in happier times for weddings, births, baptisms, and family celebrations. He was also very involved in community activities with the Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Masons, and a local community theater group.
In retirement and the last years of his life, some of his favorite things to do were to work jigsaw puzzles and to play board games. He loved to listen to Gaither music and was faithful about reading his daily devotionals. He was a true fan of donuts and almost any candy or dessert. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tease and respond with one-line comebacks. He was very “literal” – a gift that all his children have inherited. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church in Springfield and was attending Judson Baptist Church in Nashville with his daughter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Nancy Krisle Tabor, and by his first-born child: Stephen “Steve” Jennings Tabor. He is survived by his five birth children: his son: Mark Tabor and wife Connie of Lawrenceville, GA, daughters: Pat Dakunchak and husband Scott of Suwanee, GA, Nancy “Nan” Goins and husband Terry of Franklin, Paula and Bill Hall of Nashville, and Sherry Tabor of Hanceville, AL, by his “adopted” daughter: Lisa Hudson of Hanceville, AL, by his daughter-in-Law: Donnia Tabor- Hanson and her husband Bob of Blaine, by his grandchildren: Cresta Tabor, Brett Tabor and wife Heather, Lauren Tabor, Ryan Tabor and wife Leslie, Jacob Goins, Hannah Goins, Graceanna Hall, and Faithlyn Hall, by his great grandchildren: Knox and Stephen Tabor, and by his step great grandchildren: Bobby and Alisha Sexton.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday November 30th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Bob Carroll officiating. The family receivd friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
The family request memorial contributions be given for the Lottie Moon Mission Fund. Please make checks payable to the Tennessee Baptist Convention (TBC) and include “Lottie Moon Offering in memory of Paul Tabor”. All donations may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home or mailed directly to the TBC at P.O. Box 682789, Franklin, TN 37068
Richard Allen “Dick” Hessler, Sr., 79, of Greenbrier, passed away on Friday November 22, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday November 24th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in Lutons Chapel Cemetery with Daniel Smith, Austin Kirtland, Fred Hessler, Ronald Hessler, Jeffery Hessler, Darrel Polk, and Kevin Richards serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until service time. A Masonic Service was conducted on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Hessler was born January 14, 1940 in Chicago, IL to the late Leroy and Eileen Young Hessler. He always loved to work and earn money. At age 12, he started shining shoes at Mid-Way Airport in Chicago and was very successful. Mr. Hessler was a retired Carpenter with the Broward County School Board. He was a Mason with the Boulevard Lodge in Bridgeview, IL and was a member of Al Menah Temple. He enjoyed wood working and his favorite hobby was “working”.
Mr. Hessler is survived by his wife of 52 years: Deb Greer Hessler of Greenbrier, by his son: Richard (Robin) Hessler, Jr., of Arizona, by his daughters: Crystal Massey and Lora (Daniel) Smith of Georgia, by his brothers: LeRoy (Barbara Ann) Hessler of Hollywood, FL and Ernst (Debra) Hessler of Michigan, by his sister: Barbara Croft of Knoxville, by his grandchildren: Denice (Austin) Kirtland, Brooklynne Robinson, Danielle Polk, and Brandon Hessler, and by his great grandchildren: Rylee Baker and Callie Crowder.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice or to the Shriner Children’s Hospital.
James Robert “Jim” Tate, 71, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday November 20, 2019 at North Crest Medical Center.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday November 23rd at 2:30 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Eric Limbo and Brother Ronnie Cope officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in White House with Bill Tate, Steve Carter, Tim Love, Jeff Love, Leslie Cope, Austin Cope, Randy Cope, and Alan Cope serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were John and Joe Love. The family received friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Tate was born June 15, 1948 in Davidson County to the late William Robert and Nellie Mae Landrum Tate. He was a graduate of Greenbrier High School Class of ’66. He was a retired truck driver and then worked as an equipment operator for Cope Brothers. Mr. Tate was a member of the Son’s of Confederate Veterans and he attended Cedar Hill United Methodist Church. He loved gardening, mowing his grass, and anything that allowed him to be outside working.
Mr. Tate is survived by his son: Bill Tate of LaVerne, by his brother: William Michael Tate of Greenbrier, and by Diane Love Tate of Springfield.
Age 88 of White House went home to be with the Lord Sunday, November 24, 2019 at White House Health Care & Rehab. She was born September 20, 1931 in Greenbrier, TN to Ira & Loraine Leftwich Briggs. She worked as a cafeteria manager for Metro Schools before her retirement and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Burton N. Fuqua and Gerald A. Kirby, Sr.; 3 brothers, Vernon, Kemp & Bobby Briggs, son-in-law, Rickey Bell. She is survived by son, Gerald A. “Jerry” Kirby, Jr., White House, TN; daughters, Janet Fuqua (Larry) Osborne, White Bluff, TN, Gayle Bell, Springfield, TN and Tina (Jeff) Hale, Cottontown, TN; brothers, Maurice Briggs, White House, TN and Jerry (Norma) Briggs, FL; sisters, Mildred Carr, MI, Betty Callis, Hermitage, TN, Beverly Scurlock, Hendersonville, TN, Faye Adcock, Joelton, TN and Judy Morris, Donelson, TN; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Dr. Alec Cort officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2-8pm and Wednesday, November 27, 2019 11am until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Age 54 of Cross Plains passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born December 30, 1964 in Franklin, KY to Danny & Judy Taylor Kirkham. She worked for American General before becoming disabled and was a member of Owens Chapel United Methodist Church. Stephanie loved cooking, music, dancing, watching television and most especially animals, ALL ANIMALS, One of her most endearing attributes was the fact that she never complained about anything and always had a positive attitude about life.
She is preceded in death by her father, Danny Kirkham.
She is survived by her mother, Judy Kirkham, Springfield, TN; brother, Chris (Brenda) Kirkham, Lavernia, TX; 3 nephews, Justin & Todd West and Tyler Kirkham; great-niece, Emily Mae West; Beloved dogs, Bubba & Reese; Beloved Cat, Max.
Funeral service was held Friday, Noember 29, 2019 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with her brother, Chris Kirkham officiating. Interment followed in Owens Chapel Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Friday, November 29, 2019 10am until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Age 74 of White House passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his home. He was born July 25, 1945 in White House, TN to Leonard & Maggie Bell Long Wright. He worked as a truck driver in the music industry and was of the Baptist faith. He loved fishing and at one time had a hydroponic greenhouse where he grew tomatoes. He really enjoyed driving and always rode quietly as he drove taking in all that was around him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alfred Wright; sisters, Gladys Gregory and Helen Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Kathi Wright; daughter, Danielle Nicole Archer, both of White House, TN; brother, Sammy (Diane) Wright, Greenbrier, TN; 2 grandchildren, Summer Nicole Hughes and Christian Zane Archer, both of White House, TN.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Stephen Palk officiating. Noel Fisher, Alex Fisher, Jonathan Fisher, Zachary Fisher, Craig Johnson & Josh Wright serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Johnson, Johnny Crabtree, Kenny Peak and Jerry Lea. Visitation was held Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3pm-7pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society 2000 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN 37203.
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 will be Thursday, December 5 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Austin and Bell Hendersonville. A memorial service will take 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 Jean Arms
Virginia Evelyn “Jean” Arms, age 88, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tuesday, November 26th, at 10:30AM with Bro. Greg Smith officiating. Burial followed in Joelton Hills Memory Gardens with Daron Christy, Grant Christy, Isaac Christy, Floyd Thompson, Joe Benson, and Wesley Spillers serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Monday, November 25th, from 5-8:00PM, and again on Tuesday from 9:00AM until the hour of service at 10:30AM.
Mrs. Arms was born on March 26th, 1931 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky to the late Alvin and Alta Wood Deckard. She was retired after 20 years being a waitress. She also was a clothing model and loved to wear her high heels all the time. She was a member of the Clarksville Highway Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by sons, Wayne Kaiser, William Arms; and all of her brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Arms is survived by her husband, Joe Arms; sons, Allen (Barbara) Knight, David (Pat) Burton; daughters, Melissa (Daron) Christy; grandchildren, Rob, Angie, Leslie, Kendra, Grant, Isaac, Eddie, Kathy, Arielle, Brandon; and numerous great-great grandchildren.
Janice Louise Binkley, age 71, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Wednesday, November 27th, at 12:00PM with Bro. Joe Bogle officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with Jimbo Knight, Ronald Knight, Chris Knight, Jadie Knight, Joshua Hackney, Logan Binkley, and Caleb Binkley serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Tuesday, November 26th, from 4-8:00PM, and again on Wednesday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.
Mrs. Binkley was born on August 28th, 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Woodrow and Myrtle Leibfritz Knight. She was retired after 20 years as a factory worker. She loved being a grandmaw, treasuring every moment with them. Janice was a member of Bearwallow Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, J.W. Knight; and sister, Betty Newman.
Mrs.Binkley is survived by her husband, Larry Binkley; sons, Michael (Pam) Binkley, Troy (Julie) Binkley; daughter, Dana (Jarrett) Cunningham; brothers, Ray Knight, Charlie (Carolyn) Knight; sister, Faye (Billy) Winters; grandchildren, Logan Binkley, Caleb Binkley, Gracey Binkley, Aubree Binkley, Joshua Hackney, Kayden Hackney, Hailey Cunningham, Jon Luke Cunningham, Kelsey Richardson; and great-grandchildren, Charleigh Hulme and Sawyer Coker.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Bearwallow Church of Christ at 1520 Bearwallow Rd, Ashland City, Tn 37015.
EVERYONE is welcome to come join us as we celebrate the remembrance of our loved ones during this holiday season at. Program will be at Greater South Baptist Church 2015 John L Patterson St. Springfield, TN. We will have some great speakers and singing.
Obituary for Theresa Harrington
Theresa Jean Harrington, age 63, of Cross Plains, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 25, 2019 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Donnie Bryant officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 3-8pm and again on Monday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.
Ms. Harrington was born December 10, 1955 in Springfield to the Mr. Gene Burton Crain and the late Mrs. Ester Osborne Crain. She worked as a Quality Inspector at Electrolux and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother Ms. Harrington is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jeremy Anderson.
In addition to her father she is survived by her sons, Steven (Cheree) Harrington of Cedar Hill and Mark (Dana) Harrington of Hendersonville; daughters, Angela Cook of Springfield and Brandy Anderson of Cross Plains; special friend, Jimmy Hand of Coopertown; brothers, Mike Crain and Kenny Crain, both of Coopertown; sister, Vicky Crain of Springfield; grandchildren, Danielle Harrington, Paige Harrington, Joshua Henson, Kaitlyn Henson, Ryan Harrington, Owen Harrington, Aiken Harrington, Neyland Harrington, Cassidy Johns, Araya Anderson, Ethan Anderson and Samari Connor; and great-grandchildren, Zaydin Brown and Zylan Harrington.
Rayburn “Joe” Joseph Blackwell, age 75, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at his home.
There are no plans for a service at this time.
Mr. Blackwell was born July 13, 1944 in Bowling Green, KY to the late Rayburn and Reba Powers Blackwell. He worked as a machinist at Precision Products and was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ. Mr. Blackwell was kind and generous and enjoyed collecting military patches.
In addition to his parents Mr. Blackwell is preceded in death by his brother, Jim Blackwell and his sister, Teresa Kitto.
Mr. Blackwell is survived by his wife, Judy Harris Blackwell; son, Joseph Scott Blackwell of Springfield; daughter, Tessa (Brad) Cherry of Springfield; brothers, Jack (Sissy) Blackwell of Tellico Plains, TN and Tom (Clo) Blackwell of Hermitage; and sisters, Joyce Blackwell of Madisonville, TN, Kay Blackwell of Tellico Plains, TN and Faye Blackwell of Tellico Plains, TN.
Shirley Simmons Cobb, age 80, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Centennial Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10am in the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Brother Bob Carroll, Brother Joshua Culver and Anthony Cobb officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was held at the church on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 2-5pm and again on Monday until the hour of service at 10am.
Mrs. Cobb was born in Greenbrier, TN to the late Earl and Lou Emma Osborne Simmons. She was a homemaker and “personal family chef” to her loving family. She loved cooking, her family and her church, Bethlehem Baptist, where she was a member for many years.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Cobb is preceded in death by her husband, William Ralph Cobb; son, Timothy Rayburn Cobb; brothers, Dick Simmons and Carl Simmons; and sisters, May Nell Kirby, Geraldine Patton, Rebecca Johnson and Lois Campbell.
Mrs. Cobb is survived by her sons, Tony (Lisa) Cobb, Troy (Sharon) Cobb and Trent (Diana) Cobb, all of Springfield; brother, Bill Simmons of Springfield; sisters, Mattie Callis of Greenbrier, Earline Moore of Old Hickory and Sue Glenn of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Justin Cobb, Mason Cobb, Anthony Cobb, Kristen Jacobson, Melody Callis, Jackson Cobb and Dillon Cobb; and 7 great-grandchildren.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Age 72 of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at The Residence of Alive Hospice. She was born August 10, 1947 in Nashville, TN to Samuel& Estelle Bess. Miss Bess earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and then later earned her Doctorate from The University of Alabama Birmingham. There was always a special place in her heart for Vanderbilt Hospital, where she began her career. She always enjoyed working and teaching there. She loved watching the Titans on television and was an avid reader.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Borum and Estelle Etta Roberts Bess; sister, Shirley Bess Sanders. She is survived by her nephew, Bo (Erin) Sanders; great niece, LeighAnn Sanders; great nephew, Cash Sanders, all of Portland, TN; special friends of 60 years, Barbara Wilson, Gayle Sarber, Reba Wittenmeier and Martha Nelson.
Funeral service was held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Jack Martin and Bro. Byron Gibbs officiating. Interment followed at 2pm at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, TN with Bo Sanders, Bud Sanders, Daniel Tinnon, Rusty Seavers, Evan McCasland, Larry Davis and John McCasland serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Saturday, November 23, 2019 10am until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Age 33 of Springfield passed away, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center. She was born February 13, 1986 in Harriman, TN to Roy Jay & Joyce Faye Morgan Tweed. She loved painting and art, cooking and spending time with her children. She was very social and never met a stranger. She worked as a housekeeper.
She is survived by her parents, Roy & Joy Tweed, Cedar Hill, TN; son, Kolton Racine; daughter, Kyleigh Jones, both of Springfield, TN; brother, Matthew (Jordan) Tweed, White House, TN; sister, Susan Elaine Dyer, Springfield, TN.
Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Ashley Mofield officiating. Interment will follow in Cross Plains Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10am until the hour of service at the funeral home.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Austin & Bell in White House for help with funeral expenses. Debit or credit card payments will be accepted by phoning the funeral home (615)672-5000.
Howard Corlis Sutton, age 75 of Goodlettsville, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at his residence.
His remains are to be cremated. A Memorial Service was held at 1 PM, December 15th at the Madison Campus of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Mr. Sutton was born January 2, 1944 in Gurley, Alabama to the late Francis Orland and Edna Ruth Bottoms Sutton.
He was the owner/operator of Sutton Printing Company.
He is survived by his wife, Esther L. Minesinger Sutton of Goodlettsville; son, Howard Corlis (Nicole) Sutton, Jr of Madison, TN; daughter, Carol Ruth (Paul) Kilroy of Columbus, OH; siblings, Richard O. (Patricia) Sutton of Goodlettsville, TN, Robert T. Sutton of FL, Charlotte Ann Robertson of AL, Carolyn (Benny) Gass of GA, Daniel J. Sutton of AL; grandchildren, Sarah Kilroy, Seamus Kilroy and Rowan Kilroy.
Jeffrey Lance Williams, age 55 of Greenbrier, passed away Tuesday November 19, 2019 at his residence.
The family received friends 2pm to 6pm on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service followed at 6pm at the funeral home with Rev. Nathan Washburn officiating.
Jeffrey was born in Shreveport, LA to the late Reece Lillard Williams and Lynda George Storm. He was also preceded in death by stepson, Blake LaRoche.
He enjoyed the outdoors, riding the backroads, country music, helping others and making people laugh and enjoy life.
He is survived by his companion of 26 years, Kim LaRoche; mother, Lynda J. Storm; son, Joshua Lance Williams; daughters Jaclyn Williams, Kiera Goodman; siblings, Lanice F. Payne, Misty D. (Joseph) Hicks, Brian “Keith” (Denise) Akins, Tracy Williams and 10 grandchildren.
Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN.
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Obituary for Tony Groves
James Anthony “Tony” Groves, age 48, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, November 18th, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Sunday, November 24th, at 2:00PM with Bro. David Royalty officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Saturday, November 23rd, from 2-8:00PM, and again on Sunday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.
Tony was born on February 21, 1971 in Batesville, Indiana to Linda Montgomery Curtis and the late James Groves. He was employed at VF Imagewear in Nashville. He coached soccer for 14 years in Cheatham County and was affectionately known as “Coach and Uncle” Tony. He loved to play church volleyball and softball and he attended First Baptist Church in Joelton.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by brothers, Jerry Groves and Rusty Curtis.
In addition to his mother, Tony is survived by his wife, Vanette Groves; daughters, Cheyanne Groves, Cassie Groves, Makayla Curtis; sons, Casey Groves, Shane Curtis; brother, Bubba (Theresa) Chandler; sisters, Miranda (Walter) McQuiston, Kara Jones; parents-in-law, Van (Glenola) Maxwell; brother-in-law, Norman(Erica) Maxwell; and many loving nieces and nephews.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Sycamore Girls and Boys Soccer and may be made in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.