In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week December 6, 2020

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In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week December 6, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Jewell Wayne Chatman

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Ronald Kay “Big Ronnie” Marcum

Ronald Kay “Big Ronnie” Marcum, passed away on Sunday December 6, 2020 at North Crest Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted Friday December 11th at 11:00 a.m. in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Reverend Carl Hubbard officiating. Pallbearers will be Ronald Marcum, David Marcum, Dillon Heredia, Tristan Marcum, Anthony Charpentier, and Austin Charpentier. The family will receive friends on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Eleni Sage

Eleni Sage, 78, of Hendersonville, departed this life on Sunday December 6, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday December 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Peter J. Spiro officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

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

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

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

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Barbara Ann Clark

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

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

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

Barbara was blessed with 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Judy Henderson

Judy Fay Henderson, age 69, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Russ Noss officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Michael Webb, Stacy Parks, Cory Austin, Chantz Forewright, Brian Tanner and Bryon Forewright serving as pallbearers. The honorary pallbearer will be Robert Manns.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Carl “Buddy” Atwood Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Barbara Qualley

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

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Jonathan “J.J.” Yates

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

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Charles Redmond “Chip” Johnson, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Samuel Dennis “Denny” Lowe

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

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Judith Gail “Judy” Ruffin

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

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

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

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

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Dr. Debby Norman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Jim Sexton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Steven Wilkerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Joseph “Joee” Alan Eicher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

floral squareThe funeral home asks that anyone attending the visitation and/or service to please wear a mask and refrain from any physical contact with the family such as hugs and handshakes. For 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 Denis James Godek

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

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

There are no services or visitation planned at this time.

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

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Obituary for Kennie “Poppy” Jansen

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Charles Bidwell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Ann Marie Rae Ryan

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

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

A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7pm at New Life Fellowship in Cross Plains, TN with Todd Morrell and Chris Griffith officiating.The family respectfully asks that if you have had possible exposure to covid-19 or if you are uncomfortable floral squareattending due to the current pandemic to view the service online and they will certainly understand. Visitation with the family is planned for Friday, December 11, 2020 5:30 until 7pm at the church. Interment will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 11am in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

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Obituary for David Curtis Lovelace III

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

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

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

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

Your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated.

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

Austin and Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Joey Randolph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Wesley Sparks

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Jerry Holt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Arrangements For Hermaline Turner:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Peter William Thomas

Peter William Thomas, age 24, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 in his home in Denver Colorado.

Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his loving grandparents Lee and Carol Thomas, and grandfather Leslie Fleming.

He is survived by his parents Craig and Alyson Thomas, and his siblings Catherine, Michael and David Thomas and grandmother Joan Fleming.

Peter was born in New Jersey in 1996 and moved to Tennessee with his family in 2013 where he completed his High School education at Pope John Paul 2.

Peter loved his family and friends. He loved to laugh and tell stories with his sister and brothers. He loved math and all games of chance, especially chess and poker. He loved playing Lacrosse with his brothers in the back yard. He was an avid Skier and loved his time in the Colorado mountains with his dad and brothers. He loved vacations and holidays with our extended family, and he will be greatly missed.

The family received friends from 1:00pm-2:00pm Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with a Funeral Mass to begin at 2:00pm at the church. The funeral service was live-streamed at www.ololcconline.com Mr. Thomas was buried in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in Queenstown, MD.

floral squareIn Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Youthworks Detroit mission where Peter served:

The funeral home asks that anyone attending the visitation and/or service to please wear a mask and refrain from any physical contact with the family such as hugs and handshakes. For 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 Judy Baker

Judy Belinda Baker, age 69 of Ashland City, Tennessee died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at NHC in Hendersonville.

Mrs. Baker was born on January 14, 1951 in Clarkton, North Carolina to the late James and Ethel Russ Jordan. She was a medical assistant and retired from Quest Diagnostics. She was a very crafty person, loved to watch movies, crochet and doing yard work.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Belinda Baker; and a sister Joyce Brown.

She is survived by a son, Christopher Baker; daughters, Angel (Ben) Beverly & Danyelle (Jason) Brown; sisters, Beth (Jerry) McDuffie, Maria (James) Caras; and grandchildren, Tyler & Jaden Beverly and Mitchell Brown.

floral squareIf so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the National Humane Society at 2364 Lpga Blvd, Daytona Beach, Fl. 32124.

Her remains will be cremated 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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William “Bill Maks” Maksymowicz

January 15, 1949 ~ November 27, 2020 (age 71)

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Visitation/Funeral Services was held Friday December 4, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Robertson County Funeral Home located at 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Joseph Eugene Frazier

Joseph Eugene Frazier, age 72 of Ashland City, died Friday, November 27, 2020 at Tristar Hospital in Ashland City.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with pastor Judson Phenicie officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeff Frazier, David Johnson, Bobby Joe Nixon, Anthony Nixon, Timmy Nixon, and Donna Grant serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Justin Frazier, Terry Grant, Mitchell Steele, and Michael Joe Nixon. The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

Mr. Frazier was born August 27, 1948 in Springfield to the late James Matthew and Zelpha Jane Bryant Frazier. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a retired carpet installer. He loved hunting, target shooting, and fishing. He also enjoyed watching all kinds of sports.

He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Sandova of Ashland City; nephews, Jeff Frazier of Cedar Hill, Timmy Nixon of Ashland City, Anthony Nixon of Ashland City, Bobby Joe Nixon of Springfield, and David Johnson of Springfield; and nieces, Donna Grant of Barren Plains, Bernice Cook of Clarksville, and Julie Sandova of Burbank, CA.

The family suggests, if so desired, for memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 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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Obituary for Sue Bradley Russell Denning

Sue Bradley Russell Denning passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

She was born in Franklin, Kentucky on May 21, 1933 to Bradley and Louise Lovell Russell.

Sue was a member of Orlinda Baptist Church and resided in Orlinda for most of her 87 years. She enjoyed working with her hands and was a talented artist creating everything from being a great seamstress, needle point and sculpting to collecting and refinishing antique furniture and trunks. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Thomas Eugene Denning and she is survived by son, Teddy Dale Cook (Kathy) of Summerville, SC; daughter, Rebecca Anne Mullen of Pleasant View, TN; daughter, Donna Gene Denning Price (Wayne) of Clarksville, TN. In addition, she is survived by 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, and close to a hundred nieces and nephews, all of whom she dearly loved and was extremely proud.

Family and friends were invited to a graveside service at Orlinda Cemetery, Orlinda, TN., Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 2pm, with Reverend Veronica Dailey officiating. Pallbearers were Teddy Cook, Jason Spears, Jonathan Spears, Jackson Price, Wayne Price, Cory Cook, John Denning and Phillip Denning. Honorary pallbearers were William Spears, Hunter Davenport and Charlie Hanner.

floral squareThe family wishes to thank the staff and nurses at Comfort Care Hospice for their care and love shown to Sue and to the family. Also much love and appreciation to Carlotta Pollard, longtime friend and faithful caregiver during these difficult days. Everyone is asked to respect the CDC guidelines for social distancing.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Joy Todd

Joy was born on February 23, 1958. She was the daughter of Gilbert (Bud) and Ruth Nichols Dorris. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Wayne Dorris.

She is survived by her husband Robert Todd, her sister Judy Anthony, her daughters Reanna Lehnertz and Sierra Todd, Sons in Law Mathew Lehnertz and Matthew Bridgers, and her granddaughter Katarina Lehnertz.

From a young age, she was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Greenbrier, Tennessee. She was a valued member of the Order of the Eastern Star and served as Grand Esther in 2002. Joy also served as Mother Advisor the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls of Old Hickory Assembly which she was dedicated to for many years. A graduate from Greenbrier High School and then Belmont University, she went on to be a nurse who worked tirelessly for over 35 years.

Her service included several hospitals from Jessie’s House to Centennial Medical Center and she taught nursing and wrote national nursing boards. She enjoyed the great outdoors, gardening, scuba diving, backpacking. Most of all she was dedicated to all her family.

floral squareShe went to the celestial light above surrounded by her family on November 20th, 2020. Her visitation was held at Springfield Funeral Home on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and resumed on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, her entombment followed at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

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These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172.

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Obituary for Mary Mason

Mary Gamble Mason, age 97, of Springfield, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 at her home at Morningside Assisted Living.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Phillip Mason, Caden Mason, Brian Pendleton, Austin White, David White, Devin Firrell, Maverick White and Mason White serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Clint Mason, Rob White and Carter Mason. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday from 12pm until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mrs. Mason was born May 1, 1923 in Springfield to the late Bernice G. and Susie Walling Gamble. She worked in the Cafeteria at Jo Byrns School and was a member of the Cedar Hill United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting and loved flowers and birds. She enjoyed traveling with family and activities with the Home Demonstration Club.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Mason is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Edward Mason, her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice and Emerson White and her sister, Sarah Mitchell. Mrs. Mason is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Wanda Mason of Springfield; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Tony Pendleton of Cedar Hill; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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W.D. Crowder Funeral Home Annual Candlelight Service – December 6 at 3pm

Our annual Candlelight Service will be live-streamed only this year due to COVID-19 Pandemic Sunday, December 6, 2020. Pastor Mark Washington, Pastor Robert Gardner, Minister Paula Farmer, Pastor Emanuel Haygood, Tab Blakemore, Rev. Quinton Yates Jr., and Justin Chatman will all be in the house.

 

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