In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week December 27, 2020

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In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week December 27, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Dec. 21-27, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for James Kenneth “Ken” Wix

The family of Ken Wix request that everyone attending visitation and funeral services to please abide by social distancing guidelines and to wear a facial mask.

The lounge area of the funeral home will be closed, and any food items brought will be taken home by the family.

James Kenneth “Ken” Wix, 62, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday December 24, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday December 30th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Jennifer Glover officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Ken was born May 2, 1958 in Springfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served as an airplane mechanic. He studied Aeronautics at Nashville State Technical College. Ken worked as a maintenance supervisor for Carpenter Specialty Steel and was a member of MOPAR Dodge Charger Daytona R/T Owners Only. He loved Hot Rod Dodges, and both playing and listening to music.

Ken is survived by is wife of 21 years: Shelia Elliott Wix of Springfield, by his son and daughter-in-law: Fred and Jo Wix of Hendersonville, by his daughters and son-in-law: Amanda and Ty floral squareScott of Belle Chasse, LA, and Ashley Wix of Springfield, by his parents: J.L. and Juanita Lemons Wix of Springfield, by his stepchildren: R.J. Douglas of Springfield, Rachael (Alex) Niven of Hoenwald, by his brothers and sister-in-law: Michael and Patricia Wix of Manchester, and David Wix of Springfield, and by 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cinco de MOPAR and all donations may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Vara P Cole

April 05, 1923 – December 25, 2020

She transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on December 25, 2020.

Services were held Friday, January 1, 2021 at 1:00p.m. -4:00p.m at Serenity Funeral Home 1507 Batts Blvd. This visitation was a walk-through. Masks and social distancing were required. A Home-Going Service was held for family only at Beards Chapel Baptist Church in Springfield, TN.

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home

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Obituary for J.W. Nicholson

J.W. Nicholson, age 77 of Pleasant View, Tennessee died Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his home.

He was born on March 7, 1943 in Pleasant View, Tennessee to the late Bob Taylor and Willie Mai Jeanette Nicholson. He was an excellent, hard-working tobacco farmer and enjoyed every minute of time he spent raising his crops. He also enjoyed collecting memorabilia of Elvis Presley and The Wizard of Oz.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 2 granddaughters; 4 brothers; and 5 sisters.

floral squareJ.W. is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Nicholson; sons, David Nicholson, Terry (Melinda) Nicholson, and Richie (Tina) Nicholson; daughter, Mandy Buyukolmez; 2 brothers; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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 Joyce Marie Waller

Joyce Marie Waller age 78 of Nashville passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at her home. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who was a faithful servant and loved the Lord, and her Tennessee Titans.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Lewis Waller, Sr.; daughter, Diane Lynette Bellini; granddaughter, Dakota Waller; her parents, Joseph Edward and Florence Goins; brothers, David, Alvin and Robert Goins; and a sister, Lula Long.

She is survived by her children, Lisa (Rick) Goetz, Bubba Waller and Christopher (Christy) Waller; grandchildren, Meggan, Alexis, Evan, Angelina, Grace, Christopher and Tyler; 4 great grandchildren; brothers, Jack Goins, Billy (Karen) Goins, Wayne (Tammy) Goins and Sammy (Colleen) Goins; sisters, Barbara (Tommy) Eason, JoAnn Mott and Cathy Goins; and beloved sisters-in-law, Rachael and Faye.

The family will receive friends from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Thursday, December 31, 2020, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Friday, January 1, 2021 and again from 1:00pm until 2:00pm Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jason Cline officiating. Burial will follow in the Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

The 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 Charles Stuard, Jr.

Charles Stuard, Jr., age 55 of Adams, died Thursday, December 24, 2020 at his home.

His remains are to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Charles was born September 21, 1965 in Louisville, KY. He was a truck driver before an accident that left him unable to work anymore. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Stuard, Sr.

He is survived by his mother, Geneva Stuard of Adams; sister, Elizabeth “Sissy” Stuard of Adams; and a niece, Cynthia Christmas of Adams.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Bill Wooden

Bill Wooden, age 82 of the Owens Chapel community in Springfield, died Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Spain officiating. Burial will follow in Owens Chapel Cemetery with Mike Wooden, Christian Payne, Amber Fazekas, Tyler Wooden, Dustin Wooden, and Scott Cook serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom Wooden and Frank Sweeny. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 4 until 8 PM and Sunday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

Mr. Wooden was born July 13, 1938 in Robertson County to the late Marshall Monroe and Lois White Wooden. He was a dairy farmer and enjoyed hunting and playing cards. He and his wife were regular attenders of the Hardee’s Breakfast Club.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara Wooden of Springfield; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Renee Wooden of Springfield and Donald and Teresa Wooden of Springfield; brother floral squareand sister-in-law, Tommy and Faye Wooden of Maryville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Joe Fugate of Greenbrier and Lola and James F. Cook of Springfield; grandchildren, Amber (Barry) Fazekas, Dustin (Danielle Hudson) Wooden, and Tyler (Chantele) Wooden; and great grandchildren, Christian Payne, Zander Fazekas, and Noah Otto Wooden.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Grace Freewill Baptist Church. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Thomas H. Brewer Sr:

Thomas H. Brewer, Sr. was born in Nashville, Tennessee on November 23, 1956 to L.W. Brewer and Dorothy Frazier Brewer.

Thomas professed his hope in Christ at the First Seventh Day Adventist Church at an early age. Throughout his life he had served as Deacon and also enjoyed bringing special music for Sabbath School or Church Services.

Thomas received his formal education in the Robertson County School System.

Thomas was always working on cars or trucks. He enjoyed being outside working and cutting peoples lawn. Thomas also worked for the Robertson County School System where he was a School Monitor for many years on the school bus.

He loved his children and grandchildren so much and was a devoted father, grandfather, and friend. His cheerful smile and caring ways will always be remembered.

On Saturday, December 19, 2020, Thomas passed away at Northcrest Medical Center, after multiple surgeries he was unable to survive, but God had a different plan and said, Thomas now take your rest. You’ve been faithful over a few things and his memories are left for us to reflect on.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Andre Donnell Brewer, and Wayne Brewer; sisters, Joyce Doss, Lois Brewer; nephews, Justin Austin, and Rodney Brewer.

Thomas leaves to cherish his memories: his daughters, Ashley Brewer, Samantha Brewer and Brittany Brewer; his son, Thomas Brewer, Jr.; grandchildren, Nevaeh Brewer, Malachi Elliott, Dominesha Chatman, Thomas Brewer, III, Briantt Brewer, Elijah Brewer, Ariyah Brewer; special friends, Maxine Holland, Ms. Sandra and Amber Wilbur. Thomas also leaves to cherish his memories: sisters, Marie Demonbreum of Springfield, TN, Sue Boyce of Clarksville, TN, Lucy Thomas, and Ruby Brewer both of Springfield, TN, and Kenethia (Abdullah Amid) French; brother, Roy Lee floral squareBrewer of Springfield, TN; aunts, Della Case of Springfield, TN and Lucy Mae Johnson of Port Royal, TN; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral Service was Saturday, December 26, 2020 1 pm, at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Tina Carriger, Officiant and Elder James Traughber, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Arrangements for Lois W. Brewer:

 Lois W. Brewer was born in Nashville, Tennessee on June 23, 1955 to L.W. Brewer and Dorothy Frazier Brewer.

Lois professed her hope in Christ at First Seventh Day Adventist Church at an early age.

Throughout her life, she served with amazing fortitude and was always wanting to learn to read better and get a better understanding of God’s word. Lois received her formal education in the Robertson County School System in Tennessee.

Lois was endowed with many talents which included sewing, knitting, decorating, and cooking. She was a loyal and dearly devoted mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, church member and a friend to many.

Lois was employed as a Bus Monitor with the Robertson County School System and also in the Housekeeping department with Best Western Hotel.

On Saturday, December 19, 2020 Lois passed at Northcrest Medical Center, when God called her name. Her spirit has gone back to the Giver and body is at rest. Rest in Peace, awaiting the Great Resurrection Morning.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Andre Donnell Brewer, and Wayne Brewer; sister, Joyce Doss; nephews, Justin Austin, and Rodney Brewer.

Lois W. Brewer leaves to cherish her precious memories: her sons, Roger Brewer, Tyrone Sherrod and Fernando Miles; daughter, Denise Chatman; her grandchildren, Elijah Sherrod, Nicholas Bell, Raniyah Brewer, JoNah Sherrod, and Jeremiah Chatman; special friends, Sedric and Aisheaka Traughber, Freida McGarnett, Renarda Kelley and Elder James and Angela Traughber. Lois also leaves to cherish her memories: sisters, Marie Demonbreum of Sprinfield, TN, Sue Boyce of Clarksville, TN, Lucy Thomas, and Ruby Brewer both of Springfield, TN, and Kenethia (Abdullah Amid) French, Nashville,TN; brother, Roy Lee Brewer of Springfield, TN; aunts, Della Case of Springfield, TN and Lucy Mae Johnson of Port Royal, floral squareTN; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral Service was Saturday, December 26, 2020 1 pm, at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Tina Carriger, Officiant and Elder James Traughber, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Margaret Edalene Frogge Richards

Margaret Edalene Frogge Richards, age 90 of Cedar Hill, TN died Tuesday December 22, 2020 at ACH Clarksville Senior Living.

The family held a private graveside service at Frogge Chapel Cemetery in Pall Mall, TN on Saturday December 26, 2020.

Mrs. Richards was born March 19, 1930 in Jamestown, TN to the late Edison and Lillian Pyle Frogge. Her husband, James Eugene “Beanny” Richards, her son, James Steven Richards and her brother, James Hugh “Sonny” Frogge also preceded her in death. She was a dedicated member of Cedar Hill UMC where she loved the United Methodist Women (UMW). Graduating from UT Knoxville, she became an educator in the public school system for 38 years, most of those years were at Jo floral squareByrns School. Edalene was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Edalene is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Scott Richards and Denise of Cedar Hill, TN and Edison Stanley Richards and Charlotte also of Cedar, Hill, fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Keith Le’Gene Sinor

Keith Le’Gene Sinor, age 58 of greenbrier passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 in Port St. Joe, Florida. There will be a Celebration of Life 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, January 16th, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.

He was born in Nashville, TN on December 13, 1962 to Lee Sinor and the late Shirley Jean Williams Sinor.

He was a truck driver for UPS. He loved his family very much and loved fishing and hunting.

floral squareHe is survived by his father, Lee Sinor; wife, Tammy Lynn Wagoner Sinor; Children, Brad Sinor, Laura (Brian) Powell, Erin Sinor, Amanda (Kyle) Levering; brother, Scott (Elizabeth) Sinor; sister, Kristy (Lee) Shreeve; grandchildren, Amelia Powell, Walker Levering and Madelynn Levering.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Johnna Marie Cobaugh

Johnna Marie Cobaugh, beloved mother and daughter, passed peacefully in her home in Pompano Beach, Florida on December 22, 2020 due to a recently diagnosed health condition. Johnna was born September 12, 1982 to Mitch and Diana Cobaugh in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She lived most of her life in the Ft. Lauderdale area with several years spent in Tennessee as well. She is survived by her son Kameron Cobaugh, mother Diana Cobaugh (Larry Howe), father Mitch (Nichol) Cobaugh, step sister Caroline (Andrew) Conn and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins that she absolutely adored.

Johnna loved her son, her family, animals and Miami football. She had a deep love and passion for the time she spent with horses. Her two dogs, Nina and Jackson, brought her pure joy. She was a VA caregiver for Vietnam Veteran Ron Boehl whom she loved very much. Johnna’s sweet nature was seen in all that she did and all those who she came in contact with. She never met a stranger and time with family and friends was precious to her. Her beautiful soul has left a trail of beautiful memories.

floral squareFamily and friends are invited to gather on Sunday, January 10th at Kraeer Funeral Home 1 North State Road 7, Margate, Florida. Visitation will be from 1p.m. until 3 p.m. and the service at 3p.m. Johnna’s final resting place will be in Tennessee where she will be laid to rest at White House Memorial Gardens on Sunday, January 17th at 2 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at her Tennessee home.

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

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Obituary for Patricia Mays

Patricia Ann Mays, age 77, of Cedar Hill, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 3pm in the Bellwood Cemetery with Brother Chris Mays officiating. Burial followed with family and friends serving as pallbearers. No visitation was held prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Mays was born February 20, 1943 in Pittsburg, PA to the late Henry Patrick and Emma Bryant Johnson. She was an antique dealer and was of the Baptist faith.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Mays is preceded in death by her brother, James Henry Johnson. Mrs. Mays is survived by her husband, Leo Mays; sons, Len Mays of Adams and Chris (Jennifer) Mays of Cedar Hill; daughter, Melissa (Lonnie) Borrell of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Lillian, Aubry, Blair, Bailey III, and Emmalen; and great-grandchild, Scarlett.

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

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Obituary for David Russell Bellar SR

David Russell Bellar SR, 81, of Springfield passed away peacefully at his home while holding the hands of his family, December 22, 2020. He was born in Smith County Tennessee on June 13, 1939.

He was preceded in death by his parents Virginia and Russell Bellar and a brother Bryan Bellar.

David and his wife Jane, moved to Springfield in 1963 to begin his career with UNARCO, where he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until his retirement in 1998. In his very joy-filled life David served his community in many ways. He was a sincerely true man of God who loved everyone. Springfield Baptist Church enriched his spiritual soul where he served as a long time Deacon as well as Chairman of the Deacons and Sunday school teacher. His devotion to God and his Church were unwavering and we know there was a celebration when he met his Savior in Heaven.

David’s other services and organizational contributions to the community included being a 50+ Year Member of Western Star Masonic Lodge #9 in Springfield and a Shriner, Past President of Kiwanis Club, Past President Chamber of Commerce, Playground 2000, Past President of Springfield Country Club and was instrumental in the building of the YMCA where he was a past Man of the Year.

In his final professional years he served as the Chairman of the Board for NorthCrest Hospital where he helped oversee many improvements while establishing a solid foundation for a hospital Springfield can be proud of.

David is survived by the love of his life Jane Bellar. They had just celebrated 60 beautiful years of marriage together on December 16th. He is also survived by his son, David “Rusty” Bellar Jr, his daughter Regina Bellar Ziegler and husband Kelly Ziegler. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were the lights of his eyes. His Grandson Zack Ziegler and wife Alyssa Ziegler, their children, Nicholas Ziegler and Gia Ziegler and his Beautiful Granddaughters Hannah Ziegler and Rebecca Ziegler all of which brought him pure joy.

The Family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to his Golf buddies who continued supporting and visiting with him while he sat on his porch and watched the game he loved so much. We feel confident he hit the course in Heaven day 1. We would also like to include a special thanks to Martin Babb, Randy Davis and Matt Browning for their continued friendship, spiritual and medical support.

floral squareDue to COVID, a very private graveside service will be held for the immediate family only. Honorary Pallbearers: Larry Schneider (Posthumously), Wayne Stevens, Jim Robinson, Jerry West, Denny Choate, Bob Smith and Zack Ziegler.

We will have a Celebration of his life when we can enjoy being truly together with extended family and friends.

David supported so many various charities. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity that brings you joy. The gift of giving to others in need will be the perfect tribute to a Man who has meant so much to so many.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mildred Charlotte Anderson

Age 74 of Cross Plains passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. She was born May 16, 1946 in Old Hickory, TN to Joseph & Mary Benton Searcy.

She worked as a finance manager for Ingersol Rand before her retirement and was of the Methodist faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Peggy Giardono; brother, Dennis Hudgins; brother-in-laws, Ronnie Shorter & Ralph Giardono. She is survived by her son, Richard “Scott” Anderson, Franklin, KY; daughter, Stephanie Leigh (Craig) Searcy, Cross Plains, TN; brother, Joe (Mary) Hudgins, Cross Plains, TN; sister, Virginia Shorter, Cottontown, TN; 2 grandchildren, Shelby (Jordan) Bishop and Ashley (Cole) Dean; 3 great-grandchildren, Henry Bishop, Kate Bishop and Hudson Dean.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Dr. Bob Snodgrass officiating. Interment will follow in Cross Plains Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for William Osteen

William Harold Osteen, age 81 of Goodlettsville passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services will be at 1pm on Wednesday, December 30 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Chester Shrum officiating. The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 11am until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home (Due to Covid-19, the lounge will not be open for food).

He was born in Cottontown on August 23, 1939 to the late Harold Thomas and Hallie Haskins Osteen. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Betty Jane Ankenbauer Osteen; sisters, Helen Hutchenson, Barbara Roberts; brother, Gerald E. Osteen; granddaughter, Alyssa Briann Larkins.

He loved his family first and foremost and loved hunting and fishing.

floral squareHe is survived by children, Billy Wayne (Sue) Osteen, Shari Lynn (Kenney) Gray, Philip Ray Osteen, Jason Leo (Stacey) Osteen, Jessica Ann (Dustin) Larkins; sister, Mary Ann Osteen; grandchildren, Lonnie (BJ) Nicholson, Kenny Gray, Jr., Daniel gray, Chase Flichec, Alex Osteen, Patrick Osteen, Danika Larkins, Makena Larkins; great-grandchildren, Megan Singer and Dalton Nicholson.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Rev. Frank Starling

Rev. Franklin “Frank” Leo Starling, age 76 of Goodlettsville passed away Friday, December 25, 2020 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

The family will receive friends 4 pm to 7 pm on Monday, December 28th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. (Due to Covid-19 the food lounge is not open) There will be a funeral service in Starke, FL at a later date.

He was born in Starke, Florida on March 4, 1944 to the late Joe Sire and Doris Thomas Starling. He was a retired pastor having most recently pastored the Lights Chapel Baptist Church, Greenbrier, TN. He also loved his family, enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and gardening.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda “Sue” Thomas Starling of Goodlettsville; son, Jason (Sabra) Starling of White House; daughter, Shelley (Tommy) Thornton of White House; siblings, Betty (Roman) Alvarez of Starke, FL; brother, Marty (Jessie) Starling of Starke, FL; grandchildren, Tyler (Savannah) Starling, Caleb Starling, Anna Grace Thornton, Brylee Starling and Braden Thornton.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Aaron Stuard

William “Aaron” Stuard, age 30, of Clarksville, Tennessee died Friday, December 25, 2020 at his home.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 o’clock pm, Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the Pleasant View United Methodist Church with Bro. Paul Edwards and Bro. Phillip Chambers officiating.

There will be no visitation prior to the memorial service.

Aaron was born on October 14, 1990 in Nashville, Tennessee to Mickey and Lisa Selph Stuard. He was a heavy equipment operator and was of the Baptist faith.

floral squareIn addition to his parents he is survived by his son, Levi Drake; brother, James (Christy) Stuard; sister, Michelle Stuard; grandmother, Vivian Bassingthwaite; nieces & nephews, Dalton Stuard, Makaylin Russell, Mason Stuard, Nathan Jackson, Mackenzie Stuard, and Lauren Stuard; best friends like brothers, Kyle Sheahan, Aaron Crawford, Duane Pelkie, James Sink, and Austin Wilson.

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 James Myron Armstrong

Mr. James Myron “Jimmy” Armstrong age 62 of Springfield passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at TriStar Centennial.

Jimmy was born on November 25, 1958 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida to the late Myron T., Jr. and Avonda Sue Duff Armstrong. He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church and drove a truck for Hollingsworth Oil Company in Springfield. He served his country in the United States Navy.

In addition to his parents, Jimmy is preceded in death by brothers, Joe and William Armstrong.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Denise Qualls Armstrong of Springfield; daughters, Kimberly Denise (Clifton) Goodwin of Springfield, Kelli Brooke (Brandon) Douglas of Springfield; sister, Myra Newberry of Portland; grandchildren, Brooklyn Goodwin, Alexie Harris, Xander Harris, Dakota Douglas, Cameron Douglas, and Preston Douglas; nieces and nephews, Christopher Newberry, Stephanie Lane, and Nicholas Newberry.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, December 28th at 2:00pm at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Michael Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Sunday from 4:00 – 8:00pm and again on Monday from 12:00pm until the hour of service at 2:00pm. Christopher Newberry, Jeremy Baldwin, DeWayne Ralph, Brandon Douglas, Clifton Goodwin, Joey Dorris will serve as pallbearers. Frankie floral squarePulley has been named as honorary pallbearer. Donations may be made to the Tennessee Kidney Foundation. All donations may be sent care of the funeral home.

We will be observing all COVID restrictions including Social Distancing and Masks. Also the lounge will be closed for food and drinks.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Shirley Smiley

Shirley Ann Adcock Smiley, age 78 of Greenbrier passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Ahava Medical Care in Clarksville.

Funeral Services will be held at 1pm on Monday, December 28th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery in Goodlettsville with Dwight Thaxton, Douglas Freeman, Michael Evitts, Jordan Evitts, Josh Garrett and Chaney Webber serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 4pm to 6pm on Sunday, December 27th and 11am until the hour of service on Monday at the funeral home.

floral squareShe was born February 13, 1942 in Greenbrier, TN to the late William G. and Mary Magaline Parker Adcock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Fentress Smiley and a sister, Debbie Evitts. She attended Highland Chapel Union Church, loved her family and shopping. She worked for Castner Knott and was a teller at Old Hickory Credit Union.

Due to Covid-19 the funeral home will not be allowing food in the lounge.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Hobert Lee Roberts III

“Hobie” Age 48 of Madison passed away December 22, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born August 5, 1972 in Madison, TN to Hobert Lee & Mary Dunn Roberts, Jr. He attended Goodlettsville High School before proudly serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He was employed by Strike Eagle Construction Company. He enjoyed laughing and was known to be a very hard working man, always ready to lend a helping hand to others.

He is preceded in death by his father, Hobert Lee Roberts, Jr.. He is survived by his mother, Mary Roberts, Madison, TN; sisters, Sharon (David) Ealy, Charleston, SC and Becky (Johnny) Harris, Mt. Juliet, TN.

floral squareA Celebration of Life gathering is scheduled for Saturday, January 2, 2021 11am-2pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. A memorial service will be held at 2pm in the chapel of the funeral home following the gathering on Saturday, January 2, 2021.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Emalee Jackson Miller

Emalee Jackson Miller, age 92, of Greenbrier, died Sunday, December 20, 2020 at NHC Healthcare.

The family held a private graveside service in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Linda Hatcher officiating.

Mrs. Miller was born on February 16, 1928 to the late J.B. Jackson and Jesse Brown Jackson of White’s Creek.

floral squareShe was a retired teacher for Metro Nashville School System for 30 Years retiring in 1982 and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. She was married to Robert A. Miller on November 28, 1957.

She is survived by many friends and was a Christian, serving God faithfully all of her life.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Delores Violette

Delores Jean Hallman Violette, age 86 of Adairville, KY passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 in Bowling Green, KY.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, December 23 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville with Joseph Violette, Art Violette, Matthew Gilliam, Skylar Gilliam, Ethan Paul, Kyle Pomeroy, Price Violette and Mark Vick serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, December 22 and 11am to 1pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Violette was born January 17, 1934 in Logan County, KY to the late Clarence E. and Ella Richardson Hallman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar “Doodle” Violette and sons, Barry Violette and Mark Violette.

She was a housewife and a member of Millertown Church of Christ. She loved her family, sewing, puzzles, Hallmark movies and cooking.

floral squareShe is survived by daughter, Jennifer Gilliam of Adairville; grandchildren, Matthew (Julia) Gilliam, Rachael (Kyle) Pomeroy, Joseph (Brandi) Violette, Art (Danielle) Violette, Kelley (Russell) Paul, Kerri Violette; great-grandchildren, Skylar Gilliam, Addy Gilliam, Katie Paul, Ethan Paul, Ella Violette, Lucy Violette, Christian Hinton, Annie Hinton, Price Violette, Sadie Violette and Hank Violette.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Steven Wayne Haley

Steven Wayne Haley, age 59 of Clarksville passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Tennova Medical Center.

Memorial Services were held at 4pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. The family received friends 2pm until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Steven was born March 27, 1961 in Nashville, TN. He was blessed to be raised by two sets of parents, Henry and Geraldine Haley and Harold and Eloise Netherton, all of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a son, Stephen A. Haley; brother, David Y. Haley; sister, Judy C. Haley.

He was a Welder for Unarco for 24 years. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Gayle Sloan Haley of Clarksville; daughter, Amber (Quentin) Shoemake of Clarksville; brother, Michael (Vicki) Haley of Springfield; sisters, Wanda Blackburn of Springfield, Sandra Roach of Springfield, Connie Haley of Springfield, Terry (Robert) Henderson of Springfield, Barbara Yeakey of Nashville, Micky (Louis) Burton of Nashville, Darla Wilkerson of Springfield, Linda McKinney of Nashville; grandchildren, Jacie, Hayden and Jaylin Shoemake of Clarksville.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Brenda P. Green

Brenda P. Green, age 76, of Jacksonville Beach, FL and formerly of Springfield, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Hendersonville Medical Center.

Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Ms. Green was born December 31, 1943 in Springfield to the late William Thomas “Toby” and Helen Virginia Harris Green. She was a teacher for the Duval County School System. Brenda was born in Springfield but left shortly after graduating college for Jacksonville Beach, Florida where she resided for 54 years. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1962 and the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1966. She then went on to teach at Ribault High School where she coached a variety of sports including basketball. She furthered her career by moving to Sandalwood High School where she would later retire after teaching physical education and coaching in the Duval County Public School System for 37 years. She was a sports lover, athlete and tennis player, playing competitively on a variety of leagues for many years. She was active in the Duval Teachers Union and helped wage a successful Title IX suit against the school system that helped girls achieve more equitable opportunities. She was a long time member of NOW and who had a passion for equality and justice. Brenda was witty, had a great sense of humor and a unique way of seeing the world. She will be missed by both family and friends.

Ms. Green is survived by her sister, Kay Patterson of Goodlettsville; niece, Leah (Brian) Henderson Watson of Goodlettsville; nephew, David Toby (Jessica Allen) Patterson of Hendersonville; and great-nephews, Jex Watson of Goodlettsville, Brax Watson of floral squareGoodlettsville and Brooks Patterson of Hendersonville. She also leaves behind her close friend, Mary-Charlotte (MC) Jeffrey and her beloved miniature schnauzer, Loretta of Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to The Robertson County Animal Shelter or the Alzheimer’s Association. All donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

Due to COVID a memorial service will be planned for a future date.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Marvin Ray Holt, Sr.

Marvin Ray Holt, Sr., 92, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday December 18, 2020 at NHC Health Care in Springfield.

Memorial services were conducted Tuesday December 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Frank Gagliano officiating. The family received friends on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Holt was born September 12, 1928 in Springfield to the late Bailey Martin and Nellie Stack Holt. He was a retired truck driver, and then went on to drive a school bus for the Robertson County School System for 10 years. Mr. Holt was a charter member of South Haven Baptist Church in Springfield. He enjoyed riding and racing motorcycles, fishing, hunting, watching football, and especially spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Tonya Holt.

floral squareMr. Holt is survived by his wife of 73 years: Rosie Dorris Holt of Springfield, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Marvin R. and Cheryl Holt, Jr., of Springfield, Randy and Lucy Holt of Springfield, by his grandchildren: Angela Hancock, Andrea Young, Lesley Haun, Amy Holt, Jessica Holt, Stephanie Gamble, and Josh Smith, by his nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for William Eugene Watkins

(In the News) William Eugene Watkins, 63, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday December 18, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville.

Friends extended their respects to the family between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon on Wednesday December 23rd at the Robertson County Funeral Home. A private family service was held.

A public memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

William was born March 30, 1957 in Cedar Hill. He graduated from Jo Byrns High School Class of 1975 and then attended Vol State Community College. He was a member of St. James Missionary Baptist Church and served in the Army National Guard. William graduated from the FBI National Academy 189th Session. He was a retired Lieutenant with the Springfield Police Department, with 39 years of service. He served on the Crime Stopper’s Board of Directors and was a beloved community leader. William loved to work and his favorite hobby in his spare time was working. His first private security job was with Payne Chevrolet in Springfield and he worked with them for over 20 years. William currently worked security with the Credit Union of Robertson County, Reiselman Buick GMC, the Nashville School of Law, the First Church of the Nazarene in Nashville, and the Ivy Center of Nashville. He had a wonderful career in law enforcement, receiving many awards and acknowledgements along the way, as well as meeting many people and making wonderful friendships. He was preceded in death by his mother: Mary Watkins Gardner, and by his brothers: James Watkins, Logan Gardner, and Thomas Gardner.

floral squareWilliam leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife: Marcellina Claybon Watkins of Springfield, his daughter: Courtney Watkins of Atlanta, GA, his devoted sister-in-law: Consuelo Claybon of Goodlettsville, his sister-in-law: Tiffany Gardner of Arlington, and by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many devoted friends.

For those desiring to honor William’s memory, donations may be made to the Bransford Community Center project or to a charity of your choice.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Kyle Weston Stewart

Kyle Weston Stewart, 35, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday December 16, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Monday December 21st at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Galen Davis officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Goodlettsville with Robert Stewart, III, David Stewart, Taylor Wolf, Zach Bradshaw, Roger Richards, and Kevin Bradshaw serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Saturday from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m., on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5 p.m., and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Kyle was born August 28, 1985 in Nashville. He worked in plumbing and was a member of Cornerstone Church in Madison. The highlight of his life was spending time with his daughters and being a part of their lives. Kyle enjoyed fishing, camping, bonfires, and was the happiest when he was buying, selling, and trading. He loved to meet people and was always willing to help others anyway he could. Kyle was always kind, considerate, fun loving, never met a stranger, and could light up a room with his smile. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Kenneth and Bessie Gober, and Robert Stewart, Sr., by his cousin: Michael Greer, and by his aunt: Laura Reed.

floral squareKyle is survived by his daughters: Peyton Stewart Covington and Hadley Stewart Covington both of White House, by his mother: Debra Gober Worrell and husband Jerry of White House, by his father: Robert Stewart, Jr., and wife Gail of Madison, by his brothers: Robert Stewart, III of Goodlettsville and David Stewart of Old Hickory, by his sister: Jessica Williams of Gallatin, by his grandmother: Jackie Stewart of Old Hickory, by his uncle: Brian Reed of Lebanon, and by his step brother: Tim Worrell of Lewisburg.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Robert “Ernie” Ellis 

On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the streetlights came on, and Robert “Ernie” Ellis went to his true Home. He was a fine 73 years old. There was nothing normal about Ernie, so his obituary shouldn’t be either. If Ernie’s story had a theme, it would be overcoming adversity. He was a boy born into a family that was not very loving, nor kind. As soon as Ernie was old enough to do some odd jobs, he did so to purchase clothing that didn’t come from the army/navy store three sizes too large. We’re not sure his fashion sense improved much more through the years, but at least he tried. Ernie got kicked out of Maplewood High School in Donelson for cutting class, and just generally being a hell-raiser. As his principal walked him out of the school for the last time, he told Ernie that he had two choices in life. He could make his life chicken salad or chicken s***. This statement changed his life, and it was a motto that he would use to make decisions going forward. When Judy Savage Watts first laid eyes on Ernie, he was getting out of a beige station wagon wearing a beige leisure suit with his hair sticking up all over the place. She was mowing the lawn for $2.00 an hour at his floorcovering and design business in Dallas, TX. It was love at first sight, and they never looked back. He insisted on marrying Judy on July 7, 1977 because he was a gambler. Marrying on 7/7/77 had to be lucky, right? He also married a women with 4 children. Judy never got around to telling him they weren’t his.

He was a tough, no-nonsense father to Jerri Lynn (Jason) Shaver (Hidden Lake, TX), Weston Scott (Katie) Watts (Eau Claire, WS), Ty Noble (Lisa) Watts (Springfield, TN) and Cody Trey (Adele) Watts (Springfield, TN). He suffered from rheumatoid arthritis most of his life. As a result, he couldn’t teach his boys to properly throw a baseball or a football. He would gather the boys in the backyard, and verbally instruct one of them how to properly throw, and then the other how to catch. Ernie’s mind was brilliant. His penchant for numbers was mind-blowing. He could keep the purchase prices of properties, the cost of insurance and taxes in his mind from year to year – down the penny. He could run numbers through his mind on whether the purchase of a property would turn a profit or not – on the spot. He would make impulsive, life-changing decisions immediately, where most individuals would pour over numbers and use emotions to make a decision. When looking at numbers, he would see answers, and not problems. This made math homework in the household a nightmare for his children. He loved his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren like a fat kid loves cake. There are 12 of them. That’s a bunch of love to give. And he worked really hard to let them all know just how much he cared for them. He was proud of all of them, and each of their special talents. And maybe one of the most important things to share about Ernie’s life is the way he helped people. And he would always give more than was asked. He was interested in other people’s lives, and loved to asked personal questions to get to know them better. One of the best chapters of Ernie’s life happened ten years ago when he gave his life to the Lord. You know, Ernie attended church most of his life, but was just a body in a pew. His life blossomed at this point, and he was richer for it – and the people around him were richer because of his faith in Christ. The last few years had Ernie spending many nights in the hospital at NorthCrest Medical Center. The employees got to know him well, and he made many friends because of his interest in their lives. Ernie helped spread color everywhere he went. His adversity as a young boy propelled him to invest in others and change the course of his path. It’s truly a great story, and would make a good book.

floral squareIf you’d like to do something in Ernie’s memory, you might want to carry on his motto (it’s a memorable one), or maybe make one up of your own. Buy someone’s meal at a restaurant, and don’t tell them you did it. Purchase the coffee for the car behind you at Starbuck’s or Dunkin’s. Or make a donation to the charity of your choice. Or you could make a donation to the Robertson County CASA. You could also stop reading right here, and open up your Bible to Revelation 21:3-4. That would be a good way to celebrate a pretty darn good life.

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Cremation, No services to be held. Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Barbara Jo Weems Vaughn

Barbara Jo Weems Vaughn, 80, of Springfield, departed this life on Monday December 14, 2020 at North Crest Health.

There was a private family graveside service on Thursday December 17th in the Vaughn Family Cemetery with Brother Joe Rushing officiating. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Vaughn was born April 10, 1940 in Gallatin to the late Willard and Bertha Kirby Weems. She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she received her Bachelor of Nursing degree. Mrs. Vaughn worked for Jesse Holman Jones Hospital for many years. She was instrumental in getting the Hospice program started at JHJH and retired from that department. She was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ. Mrs. Vaughn enjoyed reading and watching all types of sports, especially her Lady Vol’s.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Buddy Vaughn. Mrs. Vaughn is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Vicky and Robert Drake of Springfield, by her sons and daughters-in-law: Kent and Michele Vaughn of Springfield, Craig and Kathy Vaughn of Springfield, and by her 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and her soon to be born fifth great grandchild.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Vaughn’s memory to the Main Street Church of Christ building fund.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Laronia Wright-Jones:

Laronia Katrice Wright-Jones was born on August 1, 1983 to Barbara Williams-Washington and Larry Wright in Springfield, Tennessee. She gained her forever Home on God’s celestial shores, December 15, 2020.

Laronia was educated in the Robertson County School System and later attended Phoenix University. She professed her hope in Christ at an early age at St. Matthews M.B. Church under the pastorship of her grandfather, the late Ben A. Williams. She later joined St. James M.B. Church under the pastorship of her step-father, Mark Washington and served faithfully until her health prevented her from doing so.
She is preceded in death by both her maternal and paternal grandparents, uncles and aunts.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Lamar Jones; her mother and father, Barbara (Pastor Mark) Washington; her father, Larry Wright; her loving son, Jeremiah Lamontez Hart; her brothers, Ben (Stacy) Crockett and Mark A. Washington, Jr.; her sister-in-law, Alexis Jones; her grandmother, Genel Washington; her uncles, Jonathan Washington, Joshua Williams, and Willie Roy Wright; her beloved nieces and nephews, Brianna Crockett, Tianna floral squareCrockett, Antonio Crockett, Isaiah Crockett, Mar’Kayla and Marianna Washington; a devoted friend, Brooks Spencer and a host of family and friends.

Funeral Servive was Monday, December 21, 2020 at 1 pm at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Eldere Torey Ellis, officiant and Minister Jeff Kennedy, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Don Henry

Harold “Don” Henry, age 88 of Cross Plains, TN passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 at his residence.

There are no services planned at this time.

Mr. Henry was born in Cross Plains on February 28, 1932 to the late Gill and Inez Yates Henry. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Kate “Katie” Murphy Henry.

He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and was a Sgt. In the US Army while serving in Germany.

He was an Orchardist having owned his own 100 acre peach orchard for many years. He also loved history.

floral squareHe is survived by children, David (Lynn) Henry of Spotsylvania, VA, Mark Henry of Ridgetop, TN, Donna Kay Henry of Nashville, TN, James Henry of Nashville, TN; brother Phil Henry of Cross Plains, TN; grandchildren, Alex Henry, Megan Shifflett, Sarah Jones; great-grandchildren, Harper Shifflett, Peyton Jones and Grayson Shifflett.
Contributions may be made to Avalon Hospice if so desired. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut Street, Springfield, TN 37172. Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com

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

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Obituary for Tom Johnson

John Thomas Johnson “Tom”, age 95 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Friday, December 18, 2020 at his home.

The family held a private funeral service. There was no public visitation.

Pallbearers will be Ray Johnson, Ray Johnson, Jr., Rocky Shepard, Josh Shepard, Matt Shepard, and Curt Cale.

Mr. Johnson was born on April 5, 1925, in the Stroudville Community of Robertson County, Tennessee, to the late John I. and Lela Pickering Johnson. He was a carpenter, farmer, and a member of the Stroudsville Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Johnson; brother, William Ray Johnson; sisters, Pauline Bain, and Ruth Ellis.

He is survived by his son, Ray (Darlene) Johnson; daughters, Joanne (Rocky) Shepard, Donna (Curt) Cale; grandchildren, William Ray Johnson, Jr., Ashley Johnson, Brandi (Mark) Parish, Josh (Megan) Shepard, Matt (Lillie) Shepard, and Jessika (Cory) Collins; and great-grandchildren, Lily Parish, Dax Green, Jase Green, Sadie Shepard, Cayden Collins, and Lydia Collins.

floral squareThe family wishes to say a special “thank you” to Asera Care, and his caregivers Dianne, Dorothy, Edith, Julie D., Julie N., Kristie, Mary, & Brooke.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Stroudsville Church of Christ Building Fund at 1531 Stroudsville Road, Adams, Tennessee, 37010.

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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 Carlos Ford

Carlos Harris Ford, age 87, of Greenbrier and formerly of Springfield, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

A graveside service was held Monday, December 21, 2020 at 2pm at EverRest of Cheatham in Pleasant View with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

A private family visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.

Mr. Ford was born November 18, 1933 in Pleasant View to the late James Frank and Ethel Harris Ford. He worked as a truck driver and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his parents Mr. Ford is preceded in death by his sister, Gwendlyn Knight, his brother, Murry Ford, his daughter, Judy Lemley Hulsey, and his brother-in-law, Leonard Sawyers.

Mr. Ford is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma Dean Sawyers Ford; son, Rick (Mary Ruth) Beckham of Belton, TX; sister, Bonnie Ford Harris of Pleasant View; grandchildren, Shawn (Sharon) floral squareLemley, Ryan (Danielle) Scott (April) Beckham and Brittany (Kevin) Clinard; and great-grandchildren, Sara, Isaac, Zack, Hunter, Logan, Hayden, Kaitlyn, Dylan, Harris and Blake.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 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 Ada Joyce James

Age 80 of Goodlettsville went home to be with the Lord Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born September 9, 1940 to Gilbert & Iva Cherry Crabtree. She worked as a homemaker and was a seamstress. She enjoyed painting, flower gardening and growing african violets. She was also a bird enthusiast and loved her parakeet, Willie. Mrs. James was faithful to God and to her family. She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Jon James, Goodlettsville, TN; sons, Eric (Kelley) James, Cross Plains, TN and Jeffery (Deborah) James, Nolensville, TN; daughter, Shannon (Tony) Hernandez, White House, TN; brother, James (Adeline) Crabtree, Bethpage, TN; 6 grandchildren, Tyler, Ethan, Sarah, Emily, Jared & Wyatt; her floral squareparakeet, Willie.

Graveside service and burial was held  Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 2:30pm in Hartsville Memorial Gardens with Bro. Tom Slagle and Bro. Wayne Andrews officiating and with Ethan Hernandez, Jared James, Wyatt James, Johnny Rowland, Jordon Bean, Steven Shanklin & Tyler James serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Sunday, December 20, 2020 10am-1pm at the funeral home.

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

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Arrangements for Hattie Walton:

 Mrs. Hattie Louise Walton, affectionately known as “Lou” was born October 28, 1934 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Elizabeth Woodard Townsend and George Townsend.

She attended the Robertson County Schools. She worked many years at Beasley’s Factory.

Louise would always speak her mind and had no problem in telling you exactly what she thought. She loved her family and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She was also well known for making her famous banana pudding.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Walton; son, Robert Woodard; brother, Charles Woodard; sisters, Eula MaiDarden and Laurine Turner; son-in-law, Charles Goodner.

She leaves to cherish her memories: devoted daughters, Edith Goodner and Tara Terry-Sparks of Springfield, TN; grandchildren, Dechelle (Donnell) Ellis of Concord, NC, Yolanda Woodard, Cordney (Karla) Woodard of Hermitage, TN; Jaden Sparks of floral squareSpringfield,TN; five great-grandchildren, Dontez, DeVonte, Kris, Andrew, and Kaleb;one great-greatgrand-daughter, D’Nyla; a host of brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; special friends, Keitha Fudge, Jean Pennington; other family and friends.
Private Service was Sunday, December 20, 2020 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home; Interment was in Reslawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Ruby Shearon

Ruby Nicholson Shearon, age 79 of Clarksville, Tennessee died Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

A private family graveside service was conducted.

Out of respect, and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family has chosen to have a public memorial service at a later date.

For those of you who are unable to attend the Monday service, but still wish to pay your respects, you are welcome to park along Knox Rd or Farmer Rd, where the procession will take Ruby one last time. This will take place at approximately 1:30PM on Monday, December 21st. Thanks, and God Bless. The Shearon Family.

Mrs. Shearon was born on December 8, 1941, in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Roy Milton and Annie Mae Hyde Nicholson. She loved to travel and was proud to have visited 47 states and several different countries. She was retired from BellSouth Telephone Company and was a member of the Brewer’s Chapel United Methodist Church where she played the piano for 65 years.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John Shearon; and grandson, Gregory Milton Shearon.

She is survived by her sons, John “Wayne” (Denise) Shearon, “Kevin” Dale (Lorrie) Shearon, and Robert “Gaines” (Michelle) Shearon; brother, Bobby (Charlotte) Nicholson; sister, Nelda Jennette; and grandchildren, Lucas, Emily, Jennifer, Tyler, & Paige Shearon, and Megan (Tony) Smith; and several nieces & nephews.

floral squareThe family wishes to say a special “thank you’ to Mrs. Ruby’s caregiver, Diane Drye.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association, 478 Craighead Street, Ste. 200, Nashville, Tennessee 37204, or the Brewer’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 4965 Thomasville Road, Chapmansboro, Tennessee 37035.

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 Albert Edward Townsend

Age 79 of White House went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born June 18, 1941 in Providence, Rhode Island to Edward Steven & Charlotte Ann Cocayne Townsend. After graduating from BHS he attended Cerritos Junior College at night for 3 years while working at Fedco. He was promoted at Fedco from the warehouse into management. He spent a year at L.A. Trade Tech in East LA while working for Fedco in traffic management. He met his wife Norma, who also worked at Fedco, and they were married in 1961. He retired in 1987 after 31 years of service with Fedco. While working at Fedco he served as President of the California Shippers Association for three years. After retirement, he worked for Osh-Kosh B’Gosh for 14 years and retired from them in 2005. He then became a service writer for Wal-Mart. He was a member of New Life Fellowship, where he served as a trustee.

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Norma Townsend.

He is survived by his son, Greg (Laura) Townsend, White House, TN; 3 grandchildren, Matthew Kondus, David Townsend and Bailey Townsend; 5 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Allie, Addisyn, Everett & Bennett.

A memorial service was held Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7pm at New Life Fellowship with Bro. Rob Massie and Bro. Steve Farmer officiating. Inurnment will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 11am in Hillcrest Cemetery.

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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 Eleanor Ruth Armstrong

Eleanor Armstrong, age 88 died on December 15, 2020 at the home of her son, Don Steele in White House, Tennessee.

Born May 11, 1932 in Clinton, Indiana, the sixth of 14 children born to Charles and Ruth Straw.

Surviving are two sons: Alan Steele, wife Kathy of Lafayette, Indiana and Don Steele, wife Glynda, of White House, Tennessee. Six Grandchildren: Kelsie, Scott, Kristen, Kate, Brandon and Christopher. Five Great-Grandchildren: Amaya, Charlotte, Jack, Caroline and Penny Jo. A stepdaughter: Brenda Crawford and step-grandson Justin.

Also surviving are brothers Don Straw of Clinton, Indiana and Jack Straw of Menasha, Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 11 brothers and sisters, husband – James Armstrong, her son – Michael Steele and grandson – Andrew Steele.

She was retired from United Equity Credit Union in Decatur, Illinois. She was an avid bingo player and bowler, having served on the Champaign-Urbana Bowling Association Board of Directors and floral squareis a member of their Hall of Fame.

The body was cremated with private family services to be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to “Wounded Warriors Project

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

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Obituary for Charles Anthony Palmer

Age 60 of White House passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 at St. Thomas West. He was born September 6, 1960 in Nashville, TN to Charles Alvin & Linda Brindley Palmer. He worked as a project manager for J&J Interiors. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was loved by the entire community. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He also enjoyed eating Mexican food and drinking beer. He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Lisa Palmer, White House, TN; sons, Craig (Kerri) Palmer, Goodlettsville, TN and Kevin Palmer, Nashville, TN; daughter, Stephanie Palmer, White House, TN; brothers, Jimmy Helms, Goodlettsville, TN and Michael Palmer, AZ; sisters, Debbie Murphy, Westmoreland, TN and Patty Palmer Brummett (David Campbell) Ridgetop, TN; 4 grandchildren, Isaiah Palmer, Bonnie Palmer, Rachel Collins and Jessica Collins.

floral squareFuneral service was held 2pm Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Don Watson officiating. Interment followed in Palmer Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4-8pm and Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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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 Curtis Keathly “Keith” Covington

Curtis Keathley “Keith” Covington age 80 passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in Nashville, TN on September 30, 1940 to the late Herbert Leroy and Jewel Odessa Covington.

Besides his parents Mr. Covington was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Gordan Covington; and a sister, Wanda LaRue Summers.

Keith is survived by his sons, Tim (Julie) Covington, Steve (Amy) Covington, and Kevin (Pattie) Covington; grandchildren, Sydnie, Olivia, Eli and Zach.

Keith was a member of the Air National Guard after high school and worked for RC Cola for over 40 years in sales. After retiring, he drove a school bus in Robertson county. Keith enjoyed professional baseball; Atlanta Braves was his favorite team. Mr. Covington was a member of the Al Menah Shrine, Scottish Rites, and a member of the Greenbrier Masonic Lodge.

The family received friends from 4:00pm until 8:00pm Tuesday, December 22, 2020 and again from 10:00am until 11:00am Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. A Masonic Rites service was be conducted at 7:00pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral services were floral squareconducted at 11:00am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Ken Castleberry officiating. Burial followed in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

The funeral home asked that anyone attending the visitation and/or service to please wear a mask. For their 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 Hoyett Wayne Cross

Hoyett Wayne Cross, age 84 of Hendersonville passed away, Monday, December 14, 2020 at Hendersonville, Medical Center.

A private family service was held. Family served as pallbearers.

Mr. Cross was born in Chattanooga, TN on December 6, 1936 to the late Wilbur and Marguerite Smith Cross. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Patricia Friberg Cross and a sister, Irene Kuist. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and employed with the Howell Company as an Electrician. He loved his family, floral squareartistic painting, studying his Bible consistently and history.
He is survived by sons, Walter (Mary Lou) Cross of Grassy Fork, TN, Wayland (Jana) Cross of Old Hickory, TN; daughter, Heather (Chris) Young of Goodlettsville, TN; brother, Norman (Ruth) Cross; brother-in-law, Bruce Kuist; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

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

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