In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week December 28, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week December 28, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Dec.23-28, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Carolyn Joan Smith

Carolyn “Joan” Smith, age 78, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Monday, January 3, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield with Bro. Steve Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Dalton Webb, Jim Smith, Michael Smith, Jarrod Simpson, Matthew Simpson, and Nick Simpson serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 4-8pm and again on Monday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mrs. Smith was born December 13, 1943 in Gap Creek, KY to the late Roy Estel and Parlee Massengale Perdue. She was a member of Barren Plains Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Ronald “Glenn” Smith; 2 brothers; and 3 sisters.

floral squareMrs. Smith is survived by her son, Ronnie (Tisha) Smith Jr.; daughter, Tonya G. (Jimmy) Webb Jr.; 4 grandchildren, Heather (Jeremy) Jensen, Meghan (Evan) Anderson, Tyler Smith and Dalton Webb; 3 great grandchildren, Jaxson Jensen, Annistyn Anderson and Jude Jensen; sisters, Connie Simpson, Lela Chesney, Peggy (Gene) Guffey, and Phyllis (Homer) Winchester.

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

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Obituary for Randy Guinn

Randy Edward Guinn, age 68, of Southside, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021.

Randy was born March 17, 1953 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late Edward O’Neal and Lois Mae Yarbrough Guinn. He was retired from Trane. Randy loved his family and the lake life.

There will be no public services- the family will have a private ceremony.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patty Quinn Guinn; two sons, James Edward (Sandy) Guinn, and Christopher Thomas (Teresa) Guinn; four grandchildren, Travis, Wyatt, Lexy, and Chevy; two sisters, Beverly Guinn, and Betty Jane (Johnny) Blackwell; brother, Ronnie Guinn; and his beloved Tippy.

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

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Obituary for Betty Rose Ruemler

Arrangements will be handled by Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home 202 South Illinois Street Monticello, Indiana 47960. (574)583-5777

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

 

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Obituary for Sharon Mae Hadley

Born September 6th of 1956 in Detroit Michigan and gone far too soon. Sharon passed away at the age of 65 on December 24th of 2021. Sharon relocated from Michigan to Pleasant View, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Patricia Clark of Michigan, and is survived by her husband Charles Hadley and their two sons, Leon (Samantha) Clark of Michigan, and Clifford (Jessica) Hadley of Pleasant View, TN; she is also survived by 6 grandchildren, her sister Linda Kelley of Colorado, and 3 brothers, William (Ava) Clark of Colorado, David (Valarie) Clark of Colorado, and Donald Clark of Colorado.

Sharon loved her family & friends and enjoyed spending time with them. She also loved to travel to new places and meet new people.

floral squareService: The family knows she will be missed by many, and would like to extend an invitation for Sharon’s celebration of life on December 31st from 3pm to 7pm at West End Free Will Baptist Church, 1559 Fifth Avenue West, Springfield, TN. Please join the family for fellowship, story sharing, and a light meal.

Arrangements entrusted to TLC Mortuary

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Obituary for Glen Edward Sloan

February 14, 1961 – December 17, 2021

Glen E. Sloan, 60 of Goodlettsville, TN passed from this life on Friday, December 17, 2021.

In honor of his wishes, he will be cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held after the holidays.

He was a retired Ironworker from Local 492 in Nashville, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gene & Ruby Sloan, as well as his brother Ronnie Sloan. He is survived by his sister Karen Gervasio, brother Mark Sloan as well as his sons Stephen and Heath Sloan(wife Ashley Sloan) and his 8 grandchildren Jada, Baylee, floral squarePaisley, Conor, Grant, Holden, Luna, Weston. He was a 2nd generation President and Apprenctice Coordinator for Ironworkers Local 492 for many years.

He touched and shaped many lives. He left a proud legacy.

Arrangements entrusted to Neighbors Life Celebration, Nashville, TN

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Arrangements for Rebecca R. Gardner

Rebecca Rowena Jones Gardner transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at NHC Springfield Nursing Home due to natural causes. She was 94 years old. Rebecca was born on December 5, 1927, in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Matthew Jones and Minnie Watkins Jones. She was one of six children born to this union. In addition to her parents, all siblings preceded her in death: Richard, LD, Frank, Willie Lee, and John. She was also preceded in death by one grandchild, Danita Collette Gardner.

Rebecca attended Woodard School in Robertson County, Tennessee, through the end of the eighth grade.

She met Joe Daniel Gardner, the love of her life, and they were married August 5, 1944. Their marriage proved its depth, overcoming a separation with remarriage on June 21, 1978. Only Joe’s death, March 9, 1995, could separate these two. Speaking to Rebecca for any length of time would reveal the special place he still held in her heart.

Rebecca enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, and taking care of people. She loved her family, church, friends, candy, and animals. Most of all, she loved the Lord. She accepted Him as her personal Savior and was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church of Springfield until she and her husband remarried. At that time, she became a member of Faith Apostolic Church (City of Faith Church), where she served as a mother and worked in the kitchen.

Rebecca retired from Nasco, Inc., where she received several commendations for her excellent work. She was a diligent worker. Upon retiring from Nasco, she worked at Elmhurst Nursing Home in the laundry department. While there, she developed relationships with patients, and they felt comfortable asking her for help when they needed it.

floral squareRebecca Rowena Jones Gardner leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Annie Corrine (Hewitt) Sawyers of Franklin, TN and Linda Delores (Eddie) Cook of Carlisle, PA; grandchildren, Carissa (Roderick) Lynch, Angela Sawyers, Rana (Edward) Carothers, Consuela (Martin) Knox, Edward Cook, and LaShaun (Robert) Marshall; fourteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Nora (Joe) Smith; a devoted niece, Patsy Jones Morris; a special friend, Dorothy Grant and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was held Saturday, December 31, 2021 at City of Faith Church with Elder Torey Ellis, Eulogy and Minister Marco Partinger, Officiant; Interment, Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Please keep the Gardner family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Jo Ann Briley

Jo Ann Briley, age 82 of the Owens Chapel Community in Springfield, passed from this life on December 25, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM with Bro. Paul Patton and Bro. Doug Spain officiating. Burial will follow in Owens Chapel with Randy Briley, Dale Spivey, David Spivey, Isaiah Short, Josh Spain, and Ray Dean Spain serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 until 8 PM and on Wednesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Jo Ann was born April 25, 1939 to the late Artha Edward and Vadie Lee Eden Spain. She was the oldest of 9 children. She graduated from East Robertson High School in the class of 1957. She was a member of Greenwood Free Will Baptist Church in Cross Plains where she loved attending to worship and fellowship. Sewing, cooking, and baking cakes were some of the things she enjoyed doing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Briley, and three brothers, James Edward, John Thomas “Johnny”, and J.T. “Pete” Spain.

floral squareShe is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Tina Briley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bennie and Noreen Spain of Cedar Hill, Melvin and Jean Spain of Springfield, and Donnie and Joyce Spain of Springfield; sisters, Wanda Spivey of Orlinda and Evalina Hart of Springfield; and 55 nieces and nephews that she loved very much.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for William “Flash” Gordon

William “Flash” Gordon, age 74, beloved husband of Mary Gordon, died Friday, December 24th from multiple organ failure due to complications from COVID-19.

Flash was a man of broad talents and tastes. He is remembered as a man who loved his friends and made friends wherever he went. He lived life in the moment and enriched the moments he shared with others.

He was born William Marvin Gordon III on the Ides of March 1947 in Miami, FL, where he was raised by his parents, Georgia and William Gordon II. When Flash was 16, he moved to Uvalda GA. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army, where he served a tour of duty in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart. After his service, he held a variety of jobs, including surveyor, songwriter, musician, and horse breeder. Ten years ago he received a kidney transplant, which allowed Flash many additional years of a full and happy life.

His loves and joys were many. He loved his wife and friends, who became his family. He loved everything about horses, establishing a Thoroughbred horse farm, Flashlane, with wife Mary. Together they raised and groomed race horses. He also enjoyed reading as well as writing; in his later years he authored a novel about coming home as a war veteran. An avid football fan, Flash followed the Titans and enjoyed forming fantasy teams.

He loved music, especially Country and Western, playing, performing and writing songs; among the many artists who have performed his work are Alabama, Mel Tillis, David Allan Coe, Charley Rich, and Hank Williams Jr. One of his songs was recently featured in the movie Arkansas. His music documents his keen observations of love and respect for human life.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife Mary, Mary’s Family in Wisconsin, an aunt and many cousins and friends in the Savannah and Uvalda Georgia area.

Plans for interment and memorials are being postponed to a safer time. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested in his name to the ASPCA, Wounded Warrior Project, or National Kidney Foundation.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Sarah Baucum Pitt

Sarah Baucum Pitt, age 82, passed from this life on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Her remains will be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Ms. Pitt was born December 30, 1938 in Houston, TX to the late William Fenner and Mary Alice McKinley Baucum. She was a retired nurse and worked many years at Jesse Holman Jones Hospital and NorthCrest Medical Center. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

floral squareShe is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Patty Pitt of Conroe, TX and Jason and Stacie Pitt of White House, TN; daughter Lisa Pitt Wells of White House, TN; grandchildren Joshua (Sara) Pitt, Douglas (fiance’ Kayla) Pitt, and Kelley Sadler all of Texas, and Kendra (Jason) Arnold, and Tyler (fiance” Hannah) Pitt, both of Tennessee; and great grandchildren, Caleb Sadler, Scarlett Pitt, Alivia Pitt, and Easton Lowe.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Jane Elena D’Allaird

Age 71 of White House passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at her home. She was born August 1, 1950 in Montreal, Canada to Demis & Jean Owen Choquette. She worked in Administrative Support in the Health Care Industry before her retirement. She enjoyed reading, watching HDTV with her grandchildren and shopping with her daughter.

floral squareShe is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Demis Choquette. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Frank J. D’Allaird, DDS; daughter, Kyla Denys Ward, both of White House, TN; sister, Caroline Choquette, Ottawa, Canada; 3 grandchildren, Addison, Mackenzie and Gideon.

There are no services or visitation planned.

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

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Obituary for Timmy Lee Hallum

Age 69 of Greenbrier passed away Christmas Day at The Waters of Robertson. He was born October 25, 1952 in Monterey, TN to Joann Baker & Walter Lee Hallum. He worked as a mason for Tennessee Restoration before becoming disabled. He was a member of Goodlettsville United Pentecostal Church.

He is preceded in death by his father;;sister, Karen Hallum; infant brother, Ronnie Glenn Hallum. He is survived by his mother, Joann Long, Hendersonville, TN; son, Timmy Lee “TJ” Hallum, Jr., Nashville, TN; daughter, Genia (Israel) Orrego, Ashland City, TN; stepdaughters, Serenia Shackle and Jayne Shackle, both of Nashville, TN; brothers, Michael W. (Wenda) Hallum and Jimmy (Paula) Hallum, both of Hendersonville, TN; sister, Betty Shoemake, Savannah, TN; 2 grandchildren, Brandon and Jose.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Dan Russell officiating. Interment will follow in Springhill Cemetery of Ridgetop with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Thomas Warren Hunter Sr.

Thomas Warren Hunter, Sr., age 79, of Adairville, KY, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021 at his home.

Military graveside services will be conducted Thursday, December 30, 2021 in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville with Pastor Mike Stacey officiating. Pallbearers will be Justin, Gibson, Charles Cornelius, Alex Hardin, Max Rigsby, Aaron Edmonds and Derrick Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Herndon and Eli Edmonds.

Visitation will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield, TN on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 4-7pm.

Mr. Hunter was born October 29, 1942 in Cedar Hill, TN to the late Harvey H. and Mary Jane Moon Hunter. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Ethan Hunter; and 2 brothers, Bobby and Jimmy Hunter.

floral squareMr. Hunter is survived by his wife of 56 years, Laura Mae Hite Hunter; daughters, Jana Hardin and April (Max) Rigsby; son, Thomas “J.R.” Hunter Jr.; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Timothy Ray Garrett

Age 60 of Estill Springs, TN passed away December 24, 2021 at Elk River Health & Nursing Home in Winchester. He was born April 7, 1961 in Madison, TN to Barbara Allen & Cecil Ray Garrett. Timothy graduated from Goodlettsville High School in 1979. He worked in shipping and receiving for Carlex Glass for over 26 years. He was a member and served as President of the UAW and was a member of The Journey Community Church.

He is preceded in death by his father, Cecil Ray Garrett; infant sister, Melissa Ann Garett. He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Garrett, Estill Springs, TN; daughters, Hannah (Alan) Castle and Olivia Garrett, both of Mount Juliet, TN; mother, Barbara Allen Garrett, Goodlettsville, TN; sister, Regina (Barry) Harshaw, Goodlettsville, TN; stepson, Chip (Miranda) Liston,;; stepdaughter, Cassidy (Steven) Baker, both of WInchester, TN; stepmother, Betty Garrett, Hendersonville, TN; 5 grandchildren, Owen, McKenna, Ensley Kate, Cora and Leia; uncles, Clifton Garrett and Willard Garrett, both of Whie House, TN; aunt, Sue Ann Williams Garrett, Hendersonville, TN.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Marion Pope oficiating. Interment will follow in Beech Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the famioy is planned for Wednesday, December 29, 2021 9am until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Rain 626 Bennett Cemetery Road Decherd, TN 37324

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

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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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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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 were 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 followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeromy Phillips, Tim Ayers, Brian Ayers, Scottie Creek, Gary Ayers, and Donald Ayers serving as pallbearers. The family received 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 were conducted on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church with Dr. Debra Church and Martin Babb officiating. Interment followed 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 were 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 received 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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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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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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Obituary for Claude Harris Allen

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

Funeral services were conducted at Pleasant View United Methodist Church at 2:00PM on Thursday, December 23rd, with Bro. Cecil Boswell officiating. Burial followed 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 received 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 was held Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held 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 were 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 followed in Good Springs Cemetery with Justin Bracey, Daniel Hogue, Josh Hogue, Weston Bracey, Robert Nicholson, and Wayne Hunter serving as pallbearers.

The family received 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.

A Celebration of LIfe service will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 6 o’clock pm Wednesday, December 29th. The family will receive friends on Wednesday beginning at 3:00PM until the hour of service at 6:00PM.

If so desired, in Adam’s memory memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Yampa, PO Box 771654, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 or friendsoftheyampa.com.

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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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