In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week December 22, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week December 22, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Dec.13-22, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones, age 79 of Springfield, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, December 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Barry Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with James Jones, Joshua Jones, Andy Smith, Jesse Biggs, Greg Staley, and Chris Holland serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Mrs. Jones was born July 24, 1942 in Pennsylvania to the late Jonathan and Louise B. Hall Buffington. She was a member of Lifehouse Fellowship Church in Joelton and was a house cleaner and homemaker. She loved attending church and church activities and enjoy working crossword puzzles in her spare time.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lloye Jones, and a brother, Tad Buffington.

floral squareSurviving her are her sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Melissa Jones of Tyler, TX and James and Peggy Jones of Springfield; daughters, Vicky Roksandich and Beverly Jane Debra, both of Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

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Obituary for Martha Ann Garton

Martha Ann Garton, age 72, of Red Lion, PA passed away Monday, December 20, 2021 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Wednesday, December 29, 2021 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Greenbrier with Jimmy Petty officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenbrier Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00am until 1:00pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Garton was born July 12, 1949 in Humboldt, TN to the late James and Ida Little Maitland.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Garton is preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Petty.

Mrs. Garton is survived by a son, Jason Garton; daughter, Debra Garton; 2 grandchildren, Colton Garton and Samantha Zerbe; and 2 brothers, James “Pee Wee” Maitland Jr., and Tommy Maitland.

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

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Obituary for Sammy “Bo” Ayers

Sammy “Bo” Ayers, 70, of Cedar Hill, passed away on Friday December 17, 2021, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday December 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeromy Phillips, Tim Ayers, Brian Ayers, Scottie Creek, Gary Ayers, and Donald Ayers serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Bo was born July 7, 1951, in Cedar Hill. He graduated from Jo Byrns High School, was a retired Journeyman Machine Repairer with Ford Motor Company, and he attended North Springfield Baptist Church. Bo loved fishing, hunting, farming, going to yard sales, and spending time with his two grandchildren that he loved so much. He was preceded in death by his father: Donald Levene Ayers, by his son: Jesse Ayers, by his sister: Donna Ayers, and by his dog and best buddy: Flutey.

floral squareBo is survived by his wife, Brenda Jorgensen Ayers, whom he would be married to for 50 years this coming January, by his sons: Timothy Lee (Cher Pelchat) Ayers of Sterling Heights, MI, and Brian (Caitlin) Ayers of Cedar Hill, by his daughter: Julie (Jeromy) Phillips of Croswell, MI, by his mother: Elizabeth Heatherly Ayers Anderson of Springfield, by his brothers: Ray Ayers of Cedar Hill, Mark Ayers of Springfield, Travis (Joetta) Ayers of Sharon Grove, KY, and Tracy (Cindy) Ayers of Springfield, and by his two grandchildren: Elizabeth and Julieann Ayers.

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Obituary for Frances Durham Lipscomb

Frances Durham Lipscomb, age 78, died peacefully on December 17, 2021, in Springfield, TN.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church with Dr. Debra Church and Martin Babb officiating. Interment will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Michael Gregory, Dr. Bart Williams, Ryan Gregory, Davis Williams, Colin Williams, and Mac Gregory serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Tom Onstott’s Sunday School Class, Gene and Norma Beck, Burton and Suzanne Glover, Donnie and Suzy Jones, Mark Pinkleton, Dr. Teresa Williams, Betty Doble, and Billy Paul and Pat Carneal. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at Springfield Baptist Church.

She was born November 19, 1943, in Ferndale, MI. She is preceded in death by her parents Felix E. Durham and Mary Frances Loomer Durham, her husband of 36 years, Joe Mac Lipscomb Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Suszanne (Bart) Williams, Greenville, SC; daughter, Kerri (Michael) Gregory, Springfield, TN; grandchildren, Amy Kathryn, Davis, and Colin Williams; Ryan, Olivia, and Mac Gregory; brother, Fred (Paula) Durham, Nashville, TN.

She was a 1961 graduate of Isaac Litton High School and graduated from Tennessee Tech in 1965. Her passion and love for teaching exceeded 20 years in the Robertson County School system. She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church for over 54 years and a member of the Dr. Tom Onstott Sunday School Class. Through the years, she served on various committees of her church. She was a longtime supporter of Springfield High School Athletics and rarely missed the opportunity to cheer on Yellow Jacket football. She believed that giving back to the community was a part of one’s mission to serve others. Frances was a Federation Board member of the Glenn Memorial Women’s Clubs. She held many offices for the Federation, as well as many roles on the Christmas Sampler Board. In addition, she served as a Trustee for the Glenn Memorial Women’s Club. She was active in Wednesday Study Club, Century Club, RCCW, and Charlotte Reeves Robertson Chapter DAR. In addition, she served on the Robertson County Historical Society Board of Directors and Robertson County Fair Board. “Mimi” loved her grandchildren and supported their activities near and far. She was a wonderful caregiver to her husband, loving mother, travel companion with friends to the beach and through the world, and always strong, never worrying what tomorrow would bring, for only God knows.

floral squareIf so desired, the family requests memorial contributions to the Springfield High School football or wrestling programs, the Christ Church Episcopal School lacrosse or football programs in Greenville, SC, or Robertson County Historical Society. All donations may be sent in care of Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Lattie Sue Reeder Covington

Lattie Sue Reeder Covington, 79, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Friday December 17, 2021, at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday December 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Jason Wilkerson officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Mark, Cory, Austin, Chance, Travis, and Jackson Covington serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Covington was born October 23, 1942, in Springfield to the late Joe and Ruth Williams Reeder. She was a retired assembly technician with AVCO, was a member of Greenbrier United Methodist Church, and was a member of Eastern Star Greenbrier Lodge 735. Mrs. Covington loved watching TV, reading, playing cards with her friends, and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Roy G. Covington, by her sons: Roy Mac and Michael Sherman Covington, and by her granddaughter: Abigail Covington.

floral squareMrs. Covington is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Mark E. and Lana Covington of Cross Plains, Melvin Cory and Amanda Covington of Greenbrier, and Teresa Covington of Greenbrier, by her grandchildren: Shalee Hallum, Roy Travis Covington, Cayce Covington, Austin Covington, Jackson Covington, Chance Covington, Lattie Beth Covington, Aaron Romines, and Roger Romines, and by her 7 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Greenbrier United Methodist Church and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Jimmy Rogers Capps

Jimmy Rogers Capps, age 81 of Goodlettsville, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Burial followed in Old Brush Cemetery in Portland with Terry Capps, Sean Thompson, Ricky Capps, Luke Kirkman, Charles Goodrich, and Austin Goodrich serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Capps was born December 19, 1939 in Hopkinsville, KY to the late Charlie Franklin and Mary Ellen O’Brian Capps. He was a retired Security Guard with Wackenhut Security. He enjoyed raising his vegetable garden and fishing. He loved baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves, and enjoyed watching the Tennessee Titans.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Mary Capps of Goodlettsville; sons, Charlie Capps and Terry Capps, both of Goodlettsville; daughters and son-in-law, Tammy and William Goodrich of Nashville and Lisa Capps of Goodlettsville; sisters, Betty Russell of Evansville, IN and Maggie Evans of Cross Plains; 6 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made for the Jimmy Capps Funeral Fund. All donations should be made to Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Claude Harris Allen

**DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC THE FAMILY KINDLY ARE REQUIRING THAT MASK OR FACIAL COVERINGS BE WORN DURING THE VISITATION AND FUNERAL SERVICE. MASKS WILL BE PROVIDED.

Claude Harris Allen, age 78 of Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away Monday, December 20, 2021.

Funeral services will be conducted at Pleasant View United Methodist Church at 2:00PM on Thursday, December 23rd, with Bro. Cecil Boswell officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View United Methodist Church Cemetery with Arnold Allen, Ronnie Balthrop, Jeff Chandler, Leon Newman, Barry Reeder, and Chad Reeder serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday, December 23rd from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Allen was born on July 11, 1943 to the late Claude and Lovie Frances Harris Allen. He was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, is preceded in death by his sister, Annetta Chandler.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Marvelyn Elizabeth Allen; sons, Gregory Harris Allen (Caprice) and Jason Lee Allen (Terah), both of Brentwood; daughter, Valerie Mai Allen of Brentwood; brother, Steve (Susan) Allen of Ashland City; sisters, Clementine Pace of Ashland City and Helen (Jimmy) Ellis of Pleasant View; grandsons, Avery Harris Allen and Elijah Thomas Allen; and granddaughters, Emma Harris Allen and Ivy Elizabeth Allen.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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

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Obituary for Phillip Ray Lamberth

Age 77 of Cottontown passed away Monday, December 20, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born April 11, 1944 in Cross Plains, TN to Clayton “Junior” & Mary Edna Carlisle Lamberth. His father was career military, so the family moved with him around the country. They lived in France during part of Ray’s teenage years. He attended college at MTSU. He received his Masters of Education Degree at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts. He was retired, with over 30 years service, from the State of Tennessee, where he worked as a Human Services Supervisor. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged as a Captain in Military Intelligence.

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his parents, Clayton “Junior” and Mary Edna Carlisle Lamberth; grandparents, Clayton & Edie Lamberth and Bedford and Lillie Carlisle. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Donna Freeman Lamberth; son, Kevin Lamberth, both of Cottontown, TN; daughter, Melissa Lamberth, Belton, TX; brothers, Mark (Judy) Lamberth, Hendersonville, TN and David (Desiree) Lamberth, Goodlettsville, TN; sisters, Beverly (Harry) Neville and Carolyn (A.B.) McKie, both of Winder, GA.

There are no services or visitation planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

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Obituary for Jewell Mae Belcher

Age 70 of Millersville/Goodlettsville passed away Monday, December 20, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born September 17, 1951 in Madison, TN to Albert Calvin & Rosa Lee Hurt Cadwallader. She worked for Jim Green Lumber Company before her retirement. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, flower gardening, feeding the wild birds and she loved cats.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Rosa Lee Cadwallader. She is survived by her lifeong companion, Kenneth James, Goodlettsville, TN; father, Albert Cadwallader, Goodlettsville, TN; daughter, April Belcher, Red Boiling Springs, TN; brother, Gene (Pam) Cadwallader, Goodlettsville, Tn ; sister, Catherine Vowles, Goodlettsville, TN; 3 grandchildren, Troy Belcher, Portia Flamm and Sky Flamm Kuhn; 7 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Wednesday, December 22, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are requested to be made to Austin & Bell for help with the funeral expenses.

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

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Obituary for Jimmy Bracey

James “Jimmy” Ervin Bracey, age 91 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Pleasant View on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 11:00AM with Bro. Randy Riggs and Bro. Mike Hollis officiating. Burial will follow in Good Springs Cemetery with Justin Bracey, Daniel Hogue, Josh Hogue, Weston Bracey, Robert Nicholson, and Wayne Hunter serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Tuesday, December 21st from 4-7PM and again on Wednesday at the church from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Bracey was born on January 18, 1930 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Robert “Goat” and Jewell Marie Binkley Bracey. He was retired after 22 years from the Cheatham County School System as a Maintenance Supervisor. He also worked as a shoe sewer for Genesco. He was a “jack of all trades” who helped many with his electrician skills. He was often heard to say “At’s good enough.” He loved all Chevrolet and antique cars, driving fast, and watching Nascar. Mr. Bracey was the oldest remaining member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church where he taught adult Sunday School classes and served as a Deacon for over 50 years.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Blanche Alexine Parsons Bracey; daughter, Elizabeth Karene Newman; brothers, Fred Bracey and Charles Bracey; sister, Nadine Bracey Enderby; granddaughter, Judith Sloan Bracey; grandson-in-law, Clarence King; and step-mother, Annie Capps Bracey.

floral squareSurvivors include his sons, Randell (Terri) Bracey and Lynn (Valerie) Bracey; daughter, Vera (Keith) Hogue; son-in-law, Ricky Newman; grandchildren, Yeolanda King, Justin (Mary Margaret) Bracey, Daniel (Maggie) Hogue, Josh (Karah) Hogue, and Weston Bracey; step-grandchildren, Wayne (Amanda) Jones, Joshua Jones, Jessica (Shawn) Partin, Greg (Sarah) Carter, and Ashley (Greg) Stevens; nineteen great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Good Springs Playground Fund, 2330 Goodsprings Road, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146.

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

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Obituary for Adam Mayo

Adam Wyatt Mayo of Steamboat Springs CO, originally from Chapmansboro died while on vacation in Veracruz, Mexico.

At the age of 43, Adam was an avid whitewater kayaker and enjoyed many outdoor activities. A graduate of Cheatham County High School, the University of Tennessee, and the Denver School of Law, he was currently practicing law in Steamboat Springs.

Adam was preceded in death by his sister Emily Claire Mayo.

He is survived by the love of his life Sallie Holmes, mother Connie Fort Mayo, father Barry Wayne (Dawn) Mayo, brother Matthew Fort (Ann) Mayo, nephew Rowan Manning, sister Lauren (Don) Bischoff, nieces Charlotte Bischoff, Brooke Bischoff; and nephew, Blake Bischoff.

floral squareHe was the grandson of Marvin & Dottie Mayo and Samuel Perkins “Johnny” & Lillian Hunt Fort.

This obituary will be updated with more information as services are planned.

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

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Obituary for Bobbie Lee Keith

Bobbie Lee Keith, age 85, of Springfield, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Mitchell Buck officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Trent Keith, Nicholas Keith, Will Osborne, Mac Osborne, Devin Truelove and Seth Keith serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 11am until 2pm.

Mrs. Keith was born on April 26, 1936 in Robertson County, TN to the late Otis Lee and Vinnie Ester Reid.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Keith was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Rayburn Keith; and a son, Joel Bruce Keith.

floral squareMrs. Keith is survived by her sons, Tony (Mary) Keith and Michael (Jill) Keith; 5 grandchildren, Tonya Osborne, Trent Keith, Nicholas Keith, Lacy Salzwedel and Hannah Keith; 9 great grandchildren; and sisters, Joyce Qualls, Sammie Morris and DorothyPorter.

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

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  509 Walnut St, Springfield, TN.

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Obituary for Imogene Parchman Rains

Imogene Parchman Rains, age 82, of Springfield, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 20, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Jerry Wallace officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Harold Hulsey, Larry J. Parchman, Jack Parchman, Nick Parchman, Aaron Strong, Bryan Parchman, Roland Pope and Bryant Pope serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 1-2pm.

Mrs. Rains was born on April 24, 1939 in Madison, TN to the late John Troy and Vera Kirby Parchman.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rains was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Edward Rains; and 2 brothers.

Mrs. Rains is survived by her daughters, Darlene Boyd and Cricket Traughber; 4 grandchildren, Lucas Dempsey, Bethany Honeycutt, Megan Pope and Lindsey Traughber; 6 great grandchildren, Carson Dempsey, Roland Pope, Ella Honeycutt, Maddie Dempsey, Tyler floral squareHoneycutt and Piper Pope; brothers, Tony Parchman, Larry Parchman and Michael Parchman; and sisters, Buton Payne and Sharon Qualls.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield First United Methodist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  509 Walnut St, Springfield, TN.

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Obituary for Robert James Zarada

Age 80, of Cottontown passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 at his home. He was born December 19, 1940 in Thorp, WI to Edward & Christine Peterson Zarada. He worked as a general contractor for Christofferson Commercial Builders before his retirement. He enjoyed flying and owning his own plane, fishing, hunting and growing tomatoes in the summertime. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of White House First United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Edith Ritter and Susie Hartl; brother, Tom Zarada; great- granddaughter, Hope Severson. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Martha Jane Zarada, Cottontown, TN; son, Robert James (Dee Dee) Zarada, Jr. “Bob”, Savannah, GA; daughers, Elizabeth Zarada, Parker, CO, Kristy Zarada (Michael Tague), Minnetonka, MN and Deborah Long (Bud Wiesenthal), FL; brothers, Richard (Karen) Zarada, Wausau, floral squareWI, Frank (Jane) Zarada, Virequa, WI and John (Jerre) Zarada, UT; sisters, Ellen Arreguin, Huntley, IL, Irene (Bruce) Chronister, Queens, AZ and Gerri Karlen, Madison, WI; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date and this obituary will be updated at that time with that information.

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

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Obituary for Robert Allen “Bob” Shannon Jr.

Robert Allen “Bob” Shannon, Jr., aged 76, of Springfield, Tennessee, passed away at his home in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, on Thursday, December 16, 2021.

The family will receive friends from 12pm until time of the Memorial Service at 2pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield.

Mr. Shannon was born March 13, 1945 to the late Robert A. “Bobby” Shannon, Sr. of Brentwood, Tennessee.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Diane Shannon, of floral squareGoodlettsville, Tennessee; mother, Jeanne Traughber of Springfield, Tennessee; son, Robert A. “Allen” Shannon, III and his wife, Rena, of Hermitage, Tennessee; daughter, Jennifer L. Shannon of Franklin, Kentucky; brother Charles M. Shannon and his wife Susan, of Springfield, Tennessee; grandchildren: Caitlin Shannon, Alison Cribb, Rebecca Shannon, Philip Shannon and great granddaughter, Annabelle Jackson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  509 Walnut St, Springfield, TN.

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Obituary for Richard Melton

Richard Anthony Melton, age 86, of Cedar Hill, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at his home.

In accordance with Mr. Melton’s wishes, his remains will be cremated and a private service will be held.

Mr. Melton was born October 17, 1935 in Sorgho, KY to the late Joseph Able and Anna Florence Faulkerson Melton. He was a mausoleum caretaker.

floral squareMr. Melton is survived by his wife, Mary Johnson Melton; sons, Robert Melton, Darrell Melton and Ronald Melton; daughters, Anna Bellamy, Brenda (Carroll) Dickens, Joyce (Anthony) Hester and Becky (Dan) Sligar; brothers, David Melton and Frank Melton; sister, Mary Singer; 23 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  509 Walnut St, Springfield, TN.

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Obituary for Howard “Butch” Turner

Howard “Butch” Lynn Turner, 73, passed away peacefully at his home with his family on December 14,2021 in Adams,TN.

A memorial service will be held at Red River Baptist Church on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with graveside service following at 3:30 p.m. at Bellwood Cemetery in Adams,TN.

Butch was born on August 30,1948 in Cairo, IL to the late Leonard and Ruth Turner. He was a masonry/brick layer by trade for many years. He and his wife were also the owners of Whitehaven Assisted Care Living Facility for 34 years. He was an avid member of Bikers Who Care for over 15 years. And also a member of Red River Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Turner and sister Joann Waid.

floral squareSurvivors include; his loving wife of 38 years Velinda Gail Turner. Daughter; Jennifer(Tim) Bullington. Great Niece like a Daughter; Taylor(Matt) Reynolds; Grandchildren, Turner Burchett, Grace Burchett, Eli Reynolds and Addison Reynolds. Niece, Connie(Bill) Holley. Nephew, Brian(Stephanie) Waid. Great nephews, Chris Droge and Jacob Waid and Great-Great nephews, Isaac and James Droge.

In lieu of Flowers please send donations to:
Bikers Who Care
P.O. Box 1253
Clarksville, TN 37041-1253

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  509 Walnut St, Springfield, TN.

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Obituary for Gary Head

Gary Dwayne Head, age 73 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at Heads Free Will Baptist Church in Cedar Hill at 11:00AM on Saturday, December 18th, with Bro. Billy Ellis officiating. Burial followed in Heads Cemetery with sons and grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Friday, December 17th from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Saturday at the church from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Head was born on January 29, 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Will and Frances Balthrop Head. He was a retired Civil Engineer with the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He had a very outgoing personality and never met a stranger. Mr. Head was a member of Heads Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and taught Sunday School for almost 50 years.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Katelyn Hannah Head.

floral squareSurvivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Terry Sue Head; sons, Michael (Jennifer) Head, Ben (Amy) Head, and Stephen (Ashley) Head; brother, Burton (Nancy) Head; and grandchildren, Will Head, Emilie Head, Taylor Head, Thomas Head, Bethany Head, and Grace Head.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Heads Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 2792 Heads Church Road, Cedar Hill, Tennessee 37032.

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

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Obituary for Anita Apple Head

Anita Faye Head, age 65 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at her son’s home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:00PM on Friday, December 17th, with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Marty Head, Monty Head, Blaine Head, and Hayden Head serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.

Ms. Head was born on February 22, 1956 in Springfield, Tennessee to Delores Zeck Apple and the late Freeman Apple. She was a USDA Tobacco Grader for many years. Anita had a “green thumb” and floral squareloved the nursery business. She enjoyed her current profession as a real estate agent.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sons, Marty (Samantha) Head and Monty (Miranda) Head; sister, Debbie (Tony) Farmer; and 4 grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Robert Billy Williams Jr. (Mouse)
June 21, 1956 – December 11, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021, Robert Billy Williams Jr. (Mouse) gain his heavenly wings.

To be absent from the body and be present with the Lord he loved and serves.

Services were held Saturday, December 18, 2021. Visitation: 11:00 am 1:00 pm

floral squarePlace: First Missionary Baptist Church- Cheatham St- Springfield, TN

Please keep the family in your prayers

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Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Willie Boyd Miles Jr.
July 24, 1982 – December 6, 2021

Willie Boyd Miles Jr. (Worm) On Monday, December 6, 2021 transitioned from his earthly home to his eternal home.

Masks required and Temperature will check.

Memorial Service was held Saturday, December 18, 2021

Time: 3:00p.m.

floral squarePlace: St, Matthews Holy Missionary Baptist Church

Springfield, TN 37172

Please keep the family in your prayers.

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Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Springfield, TN

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for George Roy Wallace

George Roy Wallace, age 76 of Springfield, passed from this life on December 12, 2021 at his home.

There are no public services planned at this time.

George was born June 17, 1945 in Nashville. His family moved to a ranch in Florida where he grew up. While in Florida, George found joy in bull riding, gaining the title of “Champion Bull Rider” at age 15. His family moved back to Tennessee, where George attended East Robertson, followed by Springfield High School. After that he served in the Army in the 101st Airborne Division and was a member of the American Legion Post 45 in Greenbrier.

George was known take the most difficult, challenging, and impossible Steel fabrication tasks. When people claimed there was no way to make a project work, he always came up with a way to make it possible, astounding others within his field. Due to his expertise, George always got calls from others in the field on how to make the “no way” projects work. Those calls always thrilled him. He loved his work, along with helping others.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janice Wallace, only daughter, Ellen Wallace, and his two granddaughters, Janna and Hollie Morgan. He is also survived by his sister and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Bobby Parks, Jr. of White House, Louise Redferin of Cross Plains, and Betty-Joe and Eric Amudson of Apple Valley, CA; Brothers and sister-in-law, Jerry Wallace of Springfield and Donnie and Vicky Wallace of Springfield; uncle and aunt, Bill and Pam floral squareHolloway of Sioux Falls, SD; nephew, Michael Cook; and niece Stefani Cook of Coopertown.

If you wish to make a donation in George Wallace’s memory, donations can be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project Inc. (855) 448-3997 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate

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Obituary for Nancy Lee Resler

Nancy Lee Resler, age 89 of Springfield, TN and formerly of Mayfield, KY, passed from this life on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Morningside of Springfield.

Visitation with the family was conducted Friday, December 17, 2021 from 4 until 7 PM with a memorial service to follow at 7:00 PM at Springfield Baptist Church at the courtyard entrance on Main street.

Mrs. Resler was born August 15, 1932 in Wakarusa, IN to the late Donald and Katherine Darkwood Rohrer. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mayfield, KY where she taught Sunday School for several years and was a retired English Teacher at Mayfield High School. She loved teaching and was a big supporter of the Mayfield Cardinals. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and she enjoyed antiques.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A.E. “Gene: Resler, and her sisters, Maxine Middleton and Rebecca Voigt.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Melissa and Anson Woodall of Cedar Hill and Ramona Resler of Tampa, FL; grandchildren Mikel (Tyra) Woodall and Austin (Emikate) Woodall; great grandchild, Ezykiel “Zyk” Woodall; a sister-in-law, Lois Resler, and several nieces and nephews.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to First United Methodist Church of Mayfield, KY. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Former Greenbrier Mayor & Fire Chief Billy Wilson Has Died, He Was 64

Former Greenbrier Mayor & Fire Chief Billy Wilson Dies, He Was 64

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GREENBRIER TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Former Greenbrier Mayor and Greenbrier Fire Chief for many years, Billy Wilson has died, he was 64, his family confirmed Monday.

According to a family rep, Billy passed this morning around 5 am. Billy had several health battles in recent years culminating with a diagnosis of Small-Cell Lung Cancer just weeks ago.

“We are deeply saddened at the death of our dad, Pap, and husband. He lived a life of helping and serving others. He loved God, his family, and the Greenbrier community. As our family grieves, we are comforted by the stories and good memories of those who were blessed to know him. Please be respectful of our family and pray for us in the coming days.” Wilson family…

Wilson joined the Whites Creek Fire Dept when he turned 18 then later moved to Greenbrier around 1994 and joined the Greenbrier Fire Department shortly after. Wilson was made Fire Chief in 2002 and became Greenbrier Mayor in 2003. He held both titles until 2013.

Visitation is Sunday, December 12 from 2-7 then Monday 9-11 am with service at 11. Both will be at Jackson Park Church of Christ. 4103 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Afterward, there will be a procession to Forest Lawn Cemetery for the burial.

Back in 2012, the Guns and Leather store in Greenbrier ignited into a fireball. The Greenbrier Fire Department, under Mr. Wilson, led the battle to control the blaze. Below is our coverage of the fire and interviews with Chief Wilson.

UPDATE: OBITUARY Added below.

On July 3rd, 1957, Billy Wilson, also known as Punkin, Chief, Mayor, and most importantly Honey, Dad, and Pap, was born in Nashville, TN. This was the beginning of what was to become a life of service to others.

At the age of 18, he became a firefighter which ultimately led to becoming a First Responder and Fire Chief of Greenbrier, as well as the mayor. He cherished these titles, and having enormous pride for his city, he worked tirelessly to fulfill those duties to the betterment of the community. He began attending Jackson Park Church of Christ as a baby.

He loved his family there and made every effort to attend, no matter how bad he felt. It was there that he married the love of his life, Lisa, and raised their family. He spent many years serving the homeless community through the church and has served in many other capacities throughout the years. Beyond his community and church, Billy provided a home to over 100 foster children, acted as Santa through Toys for Tots for thousands of others, all while running his own construction company and providing for his family.

Billy loved his family, church, and community beyond measure doing everything he could for them all up until his death. After several years of health troubles and a diagnosis of lung cancer, he was called home to finally rest pain-free on December 6th, 2021. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Billy G. and Helen J. Wilson, and grandsons Hartley Wilson and Bentley Garcia.

He is survived by wife, Lisa Hartley Wilson , children April (Evan) Wilson, James Wilson, Steven (Rachel) Wilson, Beth (Joe) Rhodes, Aaron (Morgan) Wilson, Breyannah Wilson and grandchildren, Katie, Wesley and Alie Wilson, Kyran Williams, Bennett Huntington, Bradley and Carrie Ann Wilson, Hunter Merrill, Layla and Lucy Wilson, Collin, Preston, Harrison and Scarlett Rhodes, KenzieLou Oden and Weston Wilson. He is also survived by his brother Jerry (Angela) Wilson and many beloved aunts and cousins.

floral squareVisitation took place at Jackson Park Church of Christ, 4103 Gallatin Rd on Sunday, December 12 from 2-7 PM and Monday, December 13 from 9-11 AM with the service at 11 AM. Burial commencedafter procession to Forest Lawn at 1150 S. Dickerson RD. Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Pallbearers were James Wilson, Steven Wilson, Aaron Wilson, Wesley Wilson, Kyran Williams, Bradley Wilson, Hunter Merrill, Evan Huntington, and Joseph Rhodes. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Downey, Chuck Hawkins, Zane Williams, Miguel Malgioglio, Jeremy Medley, elders of Jackson Park Church of Christ, and Greenbrier Fire Dept. Jim Olive, Heath Pickard, Scott Trew, and Robbie MacKenzie officiated.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ForestLawnFuneral-Goodlettsville.com for the Wilson family.

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Coopertown Street Department Supervisor Johnny Diven Dies, He was Age 51. 

“We are all saddened by this tragic loss. When I was first elected, the first thing that struck me about Johnny was just his deep desire to always do what was right. Next came his incredible work ethic.
It didn’t matter what day it was…what time it was…or really what it was…if Johnny could help…he was there.

My heart goes out to his son Hunter and the rest of his family during this very difficult time.

Johnny my friend…you left us to soon and you will be missed by so many but I will keep those you held dear in my thoughts and prayers in hopes that you rest in peace.” Coopertown Mayor Becca Werner

Obituary – Johnny Diven, age 51 of Indian Mound, TN passed away December 5, 2021.

He was born June 11, 1970 the beloved son of the late Bobby Diven and Mary Cruse. Johnny served as the Street Department Supervisor for Coopertown, TN for over two years. He was a beloved member of the community and worked hard for the citizens. Whether it was working to clear the roads during rain or snow storms, helping set up for festivals, fixing potholes or picking up trash, he did what needed to be done with a smile on his face. Johnny was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and loyal friend to many.

floral squareHe left behind to cherish his memory, son; Hunter Diven (Caitlyn), the mother of their son; Kimberly Pipkins; step daughter; Alyssa Pipkins, grandchildren; Kynleigh Jo 3 years old, Lakelynn Cait 4 months old; brothers; Billy Woodward, Shawn Woodward, sisters; Anna Bush, Dawn Mathis and Lisa Woodward.

Visitation was held Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm and continued until the hour of the funeral service at 7:00 pm with Bro. Tony Chester officiated the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hunter Diven, c/o Anglin Funeral Home; P.O. Box 100; Dover, TN 37058

Arrangements are entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home, Dover, TN, and online condolences may be made at anglinfuneralhome.com

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Obituary for Patricia Gail Steed

Patricia Gail Steed, 71, of Cross Plains, TN passed November 22nd, 2021, with her family by her side in Springfield, TN

Pat was born January 2nd, 1950 in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from Maplewood High School in Nashville, TN then went on to become a childcare provider and an Appaloosa Horse breeder.

floral squarePatricia is survived by her sisters, Teresa (Billy) Tomlin and Debbie (Jack) Holcomb; daughter, Debra Boger; sons, John Steed and William (Crystal) Steed; and her grandchildren, Christina, Preston, Raven, Tanner, Tristan, Sarah, and her great-grandson Roman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Steed and her parents.

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

Arrangements entrusted to TLC Mortuary Services, LLC 2558 HWY 41 S Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Lois Ballard

Lois Ballard, age 84 of Springfield, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Duff officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Joshua Brown, Andrew Brown, Isaac Brown, Justin Keyt, Kaleb Stratton, and Tyler Jacobs serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday from 9 AM until the hour of service.

Mrs. Lois was born September 20, 1937 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Blake and Nina Marie Spencer Franklin. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and was a retired teacher with the Robertson County Board of Education. She loved the Lord, reading her Bible, and was a prayer warrior. Because of her faith, she looked forward to the day she could go and be with her husband, daughter, sister, and other family members that had gone on before her. She loved her family dearly and was an excellent listener to anyone who needed to talk.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob C. Ballard; a daughter, Elizabeth “Lisa” Gainous; and her sister, Miriam McNeil.

Mrs. Ballard is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Gary Keyt of Cedar Hill, Rebecca and Bob Brown of Springfield, and Damaris and Kenny Stratton of Springfield. Grandchildren, floral squareJeremiah Brown, Joshua Brown, Heather Keyt, Justin Keyt, Kara Jacobs, and Kaleb Stratton; 15 great grandchildren; and caregiver, Laurie Long.

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Donnie Bowen

Donnie Bowen, age 64, of Cedar Hill, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 15, 2021 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Pastor Jeff Gregory officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Tyler Bowen, Dalton Moss, Dylan Moss, Bailey Bowen, Matthew Bowen, Bryson Carroll, DeWayne Moss and Jeff Narhart serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 4-8pm.

Donnie was born June 14, 1957 in Cedar Hill, TN to the late William Jessie and Elizabeth Rose Bowen. Donnie was of the Baptist faith, and loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Brenda Joyce Bowen.

floral squareMr. Bowen is survived by son, Donnie (Nichole) Bowen; daughter, Elizabeth (DeWayne) Moss; son, William Bowen; daughter, Shannon Carroll; 10 grandchildren, Tyler Bowen, Aubrey Moss, Dalton Moss, Dylan Moss, Bailey Bowen, Jeanie Bowen, Matthew Bowen, Bryson Carroll, Brayden Carroll and Brody Carroll; 3 great grandchildren, Weston Bowen, Brinkley Moss and Zadee Bowen; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  509 Walnut St, Springfield, TN.

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Arrangements for: Dwanna Sue Darden

Dwanna Sue Darden was born on June 12, 1939, in Robertson County, Tennessee to Roy and Betty Harris Darden, who preceded her in death. Dwanna was the first child of this union along with Ninnie Mae Holland, and George Luster Darden. She departed this earthly life on December 8, 2021.

Dwanna Sue accepted Christ at an early age at Antioch Baptist Church in Adams, Tennessee. Upon her return to Springfield, she attended Greater White Chapel CME Church until her health would not allow her to attend.

She was a graduate of Bransford High School in Springfield, Class of 1956. She was also a graduate of Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1960. After graduation she taught Elementary School for 43 years in the Saint Louis School System in Saint Louis, Missouri. Upon her retirement in 2003 she returned to Springfield.

Dwanna loved her dogs and cats which she called her children. Her children were Sugar, Little Man Scampy, Coco, Queenie, Sandy, and Sweets. She had an undying love for them. She loved reading and listening to gospel music. Her favorite song was “Take Your Burden to the Lord.

Dwanna Sue was also preceded in death by sisters, Leora Gift, Etheline Elliott, Maxine Shannon, Janie Couts, Ninnie Mae Holland; brothers, Sory Darden, James “Boots” Darden, and George Luster Darden.

floral squareDwanna Sue is survived by thirty -six nephews and nieces; a host of cousins, extended family, friends, great nephew, and great nieces.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Greater Whites Chapel CME Churchi with Reverend Dr. Susan Sawyer, Officiant and Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Keep the Darden family in your prayers.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Carl Chambliss

Carl Bernard Chambliss, age 88, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Saturday, December 11,2021 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 o’clock a.m., Monday, December 20th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with his family conducting the service.

Burial followed in Joelton Hills Memory Gardens. Bro. Greg Smith officiated the committal service.

Serving as pallbearers were Scott Kerr, Sean Moule, Brent Miller, Bryan Laurenson, Samuel Bruce, and Michael Booker. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Tabor, Randy Hasse, Ronnie Mayo, Gary Lee, Ricky Williams, Bruce Chambliss, Scotty Chambliss, Mark Chambliss, John Baynham, Thomas “T” Berry, and Bud Milliken.

The family received friends at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View from 12 noon-6:00PM on both Saturday, December 18th, and Sunday, December 19th, and again on Monday beginning at 9:00AM until the hour of service at 10:00AM.

Mr. Chambliss was born on September 4, 1933, in Cheatham County, Tennessee, to the late Pete & Beulah Chambliss. He was the owner of Chambliss Construction, and former owner of C & W pools. In addition to his other endeavors, he helped many people start their own businesses; and he established his companies in the community to serve and support the people. Mr. Chambliss was a co-founder of the Clarksville Highway Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Gloria Williams Chambliss; brothers, JW Chambliss and Marvin Chambliss; sisters, Muriel Herron and Nadene Leibfritz.

floral squareSurvivors include his son, Nelson (Jamie) Chambliss; daughters, Carla (Ralph) Bruce and Lesa (Mike) Mulcahy; grandchildren, Sarah (Scott) Kerr, Rebekah (Sean) Moule, Tiffany (Brent) Miller, Hannah (Bryan) Laurenson, Ashely Chambliss, Jessica Chambliss, Samuel Bruce, Michael Booker, and Elanah Bruce; step-grandchildren, Justin McCain, and Gloria (Nick) Garton; great-grandchildren, Josh Randall, Sophie, Audrey, & Eleanor Laurenson, Grayson Kerr, Daniel Moule, and Annabelle Garton.

If so desired, memorial contributions in memory of Carl Chambliss may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

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Obituary for Jeanette Brown

M. Jeanette Brown passed away on December 8, 2021. She was born in Robertson County, TN on August 10, 1925.

She was predeceased by her parents, George Wallace Brown and Lucile Orand Brown of Springfield, TN. In addition, both of her sisters, June Brown Moore (Charles) and Christine Brown passed prior to her death.

She is survived by her niece, Marcia M. Olewine (John) of Fort Mill, SC and her nephew, Alan G. Moore (Diana) of Nashville, TN.
In addition, her great nieces Kimberly T. McQueen (Jason) of Birmingham, AL and Kelly T. Parlier (Chris) of Fort Mill, SC and great nephew, Spencer G. Moore of Nashville survive her. She is also survived by her great, great niece Rowan G. Parlier and great, great nephew Christopher Graham Parlier, both of Fort Mill, SC.

Following high school graduation, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Middle Tennessee State College (now MTSU) and a Master’s Degree from Austin Peay State University. She enjoyed a 40- year teaching career split between West Tennessee and Middle Tennessee. Her last active role was at Hillsboro High School.

floral squareVisitation was held at Austin Bell Funeral Home at 509 Walnut Street, Springfield, TN 37172 on Friday December 10th, 2021 at 10am prior to a graveside service at 11:30 am at Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to Belmont United Methodist Church 2007 Acklen Ave, Nashville, TN 37212.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home  509 Walnut St, Springfield, TN.

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Obituary for Thomas Wayne Hoover

Age 70 of White House passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center. He was born June 21, 1951 in Madison, TN to Roy Franklin & Janell Carmack Hoover, Jr. He worked as the owner/operator of the White House Feed Mill before his retirement.

He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Janell Hoover, White House, TN; son, Rodney W. (Kelley) Hoover, White House, TN; daughter, Lori Watlington, Red Boiling Springs, TN; sister, Teresa Harrison, Cottontown, TN; 5 grandchildren, Peyton (Lekse), Logan, Cody, Courtney and Cameron.

floral squareA Graveside Service and interment was Friday, December 10, 2021 at 11am in Hillcrest Cemetery with Chief Joe Palmer officiating and with family and friends serving as pallbearers. There was no visitation planned.

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

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Obituary for Barbara Lynn Troxell

Barbara Lynn Troxell, age 69, of Springfield, passed away Monday, December 6, 2021 at her home.

Barbara is survived by her life partner, Arlene Hall; daughters, Tonja (lloyd) Branch and Andrea (Gary) Whitaker; stepchildren, Joe Slate and Tish Ray; grandchildren, Lloyd Branch, Tangela Branch, Athena (David) Vallejo and Christian (Jesse) Vallejo; 9 step-grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 13 step great grandchildren.

floral squareBarbara’s wishes were to be cremated and there are no services scheduled at this time.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help with cremation expenses.

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

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