In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 13, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries February 7-13, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries February 7-13, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Marie Thomas

Dorothy MarDorothy ie Thomas age 97 of Springfield passed away on February 13, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Dorothy was born on November 13, 1924 in Springfield, TN and married her best friend on January 21, 1939, Mr. Raymond Dudley Thomas. She adored her husband Dudley and they were a testimony to a Christ-centered marriage where Christ being in first-place in the home, then your spouse, then children, following by all others.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Mrs. Dorothy loved sharing time with her family and friends and was known to be a very fun loving and spunky lady. She loved cooking for her family at every opportunity and made the most amazing feast for special holiday’s. Her grandchildren have found memories of visiting Granny and her making them “a pound of bacon and a gallon of sweet tea” at a moment’s notice.

Mrs. Dorothy loved gardening, especially creating a multitude of flower gardens each year up. She was a very precise and detail-oriented seamstress and loved sewing clothing for her daughters and herself. She loved to make quilts and was a masterful home-maker and home decorator. She took great pride in keeping a sparkling clean and well-organized home stocked with canned foods. She was tireless and a hard-worker. Mrs. Dorothy was a wealth of knowledge to her family and friends and they loved to hear all of her amazing stories from days gone by.

She was a devoted Christian of the Baptist faith with a firm faith and adoration for her savior, Christ Jesus. Her personal bible alone is a testimony of her faith and prayers from over the years. She deeply trusted and relied on Jesus for all of her strength, care and needs and that as well of her family and friends whom she prayed for each day.

Mrs Dorothy is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Dudley Thomas, her son Jimmy Thomas, and daughter Peggie Thomas Huddleston.

She is survived by her daughter Gail Thomas (formerly Bolton) of Greenbrier, her sons Terry (Judye) Thomas of Ridgetop, and Ricky Thomas of Nashville; her son-in-law Tommy Huddleston of Gallatin, and daughter-in-law Diane Taylor Thomas of Greenbrier. Grandchildren Matthew (Brittney) Bolton, Andrew (Jenni) Bolton, Michael (Dana) Bolton, Dustin Thomas, Nikki (Dane) Little, Tammy (Buzz) Graves, Karen (Ben) Huddleston Phillips, Bo (Tammy) Huddleston, Joshua Thomas, Lindsay Thomas, Chris (Kimberly) Thomas, Laura (Joshua) Kelly, and a host of great and great-great grandchildren, as well as her special and devoted friend Carole Buck who

helped to take such good care of her over the years to help her be able to continue to live in her own home and honorary grandsons, Brian Graves and Stephen Hudak.

floral squareA Life Celebration will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 1pm with Pastor Andrew Bolton officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11am until the time of service. Mrs. Dorothy will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband at Oakland Cemetery with Matthew Bolton, Andrew Bolton, Michael Bolton, Dustin Thomas, Brian Graves and Stephen Hudak serving as pallbearers.

Arrangements entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens

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Obituary for Clint Franklin “Charlie” Pigg

Clint Franklin “Charlie” Pigg, Sr., 55, of Big Sandy, passed away on Saturday February 12, 2022, at his home. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday February 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bill Alexander officiating. Interment will follow in the Rock Springs Cemetery. His nephews will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Clint was born March 11, 1966, in Madison to the late Norman and Ruth Jane Roberts Pigg. He was a graduate of Madison High School Class of 1984, was a member of Parkway Baptist Church, and designed custom boat parts. Clint enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, boating, and was an avid Vols fan. He was a big jokester and always enjoyed being with his family and friends, especially out on the water in his boat. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Peggy Jean Pigg Alexander.

floral squareClint is survived by his sons: CJ (Alexis) Pigg of Ashland City, Brandon (Mara Schowe) Pigg of Christiansburg, VA, by his brother: Richard (Tammy) Pigg of Greenbrier, by his sisters: Linda Gay (Jerry) Wilkes of Old Hickory and Norma Jane (Ricky) Underhill of Lebanon, by his grandchildren: Cooper Betts and Mayci Pigg, by the mother of his children: Lori Parker of Springfield, by his brother-in-law: Artie Alexander of Hendersonville, by his nephews: Chris Wilkes, Robin Wilkes, Matt Underhill, Josh Underhill, Corey Pigg, Justin Pigg, and Bill Alexander, and by his nieces: Nikki Goodwin, Emily Fisher, Kim Herndon, and Jenni Beth Haskins.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for David Lee Miller

David Lee Miller, 92, of White House, passed away on Sunday February 13, 2022, at his home. Mr. Miller’s family will hold a private service in celebration of his life. He was preceded in death by his sons: Randy and John Miller.

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife: Barbara Miller of White House, by his son and daughter-in-law: Bud and Teresa Miller of Clarksville, by his daughters and sons-in-law: Ruth Ann and Tom Barth of Oxford, OH, Sonia and Chris Nash of Greenbrier, by his stepchildren: David (Melanie) Scism, Amber (Jim) Smith, April (Scott) Maynor, Dane (Meg) Scism, by his 16 grandchildren, and by many great and great great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Chelsie Nicole West

Chelsie Nicole West, age 30 of Springfield, TN died Friday February 12, 2022, in Bowling Green, KY. The family will receive friends at the Robertson County Funeral Home on Thursday February 17, 2022, from 2 pm until 4 pm. Her remains will be cremated afterwards and be buried in Oakland Cemetery.

Chelsie was born September 18, 1991 in Springfield, TN to the late Tony West and Melinda Kay Carson West. She is survived by her daughters, Precious, Breanna and Joycee Norris; sister, Marquette Robinson; brother, Christopher floral squareCarson; grandmother, Carney Sue West; uncles, Donnie, JD and Kenny West and her aunt, Janice Rawls.

The family request if so desired donations may be made to the Chelsie West memorial fund.

All donations may be made payable to the Robertson County Funeral Home

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Cora Bateman Smith

Cora Lee Bateman Smith, age 96 of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Signature Healthcare.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:00PM on Wednesday, February 16th, with Pastor John Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Jarrell Cemetery in Clarksville with Kain Dorris, Tyler Yadon, Barry Johnson, David Grose, Matt Grose, and Justin Ho serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 16th from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.

Mrs. Smith was born on August 26, 1925 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late Melvin & Floyd Elizabeth Herrell Bateman. She was a retired cook from the Montgomery County Nursing Home after over 31 years of service and was known as making the best chicken and dressing around. She loved her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren in the summer months. Mrs. Smith was a faithful member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church for over 60 years.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Herman Smith; sons, Fred & Randy Smith; daughter, Betty Holzkamper; 3 brothers; and 3 sisters.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Erica (Mike) Dorris, Angela (Barry Johnson) Smith, Alicia (Jake) Berry, Tracy Holzkamper, Brittney (David) Grose, Jessica (Jon) Magill, and Julia (Adam) Carter; great-grandchildren, Kain & Evelyn Dorris, Tyler Yadon, Alannah Cotter & JT Green, Robert Holzkamper & Dillon Broadhead, Lexi & Brooke Ebbinger, Caitlin & Camryn, and Noah & floral squareLincoln Carter; great-great grandchildren, Damon Cotter and Ada Holzkamper; and nieces, Mattie Louise Rose, Peggy Hoskins, and Cora Bell Stanley.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Herman Baptist Church, 2204 Jarrell Ridge Road, Clarksville, Tennessee 37043.

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

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Obituary for Donald Reese Coleman

Donald Reese Coleman, age 72 of Greenbrier passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at NHC in Springfield, TN.

Funeral services will be held at 12pm on Monday, February 14, 2022, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Sellers Crain officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 am until the time of service on Monday. The family requested no flowers.

Donald was born in Nashville, TN on June 6, 1949, to the late Donald and Mary E. Reese Coleman. He was also preceded in death by nephews, Jamey Coleman and Jon Edmonds.

Don worked as a Radio announcer for various radio stations throughout his career as a reporter. In his early days before scanners were available, Don would wait at the police station for stories, sometimes spending half the night on a bench at the station waiting for breaking news. Don was also a trusted advisor to Smokey Barn News for over 10 years. “Don’s knowledge of the area, history, culture, and reporting experience made him an invaluable asset to us,” said Smokey Barn News Founder Jim Ball.

floral squareDon was also a loving and kind caregiver for his mother for several years before she transitioned to a nursing home. He was an avid University of Tennessee fan, loved working on the computer and even doing some freelance weather forecasting and sharing them with his friends.

Don is survived by his sister, Donna (Mike) Edmonds of Springfield, extended family members and numerous friends.

Done Coleman Being interviewed by Smokey Barn News

Contributions may be made in memory of Donald to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 2300 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203.

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

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Arrangements for Curtis Wayne Walker

Sunrise December 28, 1952 – Sunset February 7, 2020

Curtis Wayne Walker was born December 28, 1952, in Springfield, Tennessee to Raymonia Carney and the late Anthony Cone. His earthly life ended on February 7, 2022.

He is now resting with Jesus. He professed a hope in Christ and was a member of Star of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

He was educated in the Robertson County Schools, graduating from Bransford High School in the Class of 1970.

Curtis’s work history consisted of twenty -three years with Bruce Lumber Company and afterwards with Fabco for five years. He also worked with Hail and Cotton.

He was an avid Cleveland Browns Football Team fan. Whenever you saw him, he always had a smile. He loved family and coming together for family functions. He was a gentle, sweet man who just loved people.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Janice Walker and Pamela Walker; grandparents, Ada Bell Woodson and Fred Walker; stepfather, Charlie Myles; other relatives and friends.

Curtis leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Barbara Turnley; children, Katina Turner, Adrian Etherly, Terrell Ethley, and Stanzez Bowens; grand – children, Janaya, Xavier, Brandon, Savannah, and Olivia; mother, Raymonia Carner; step -mother, Marilyn Cone; sisters, Deborah (Ralph) Boyd, Latoya Carney, Deresha Patterson, Karen Cone, Anthea Dunn, and Sonya Bowers; brothers, Richard Lee Carney; Anthony (Felicia Burns) Cone, Reginald (Locquetta) Cone, Tracy (Rebecca) Cone; sisters -in -law, Vera (Montica) Terry, Mai Turnley, Sheila Turnley, and Jean French; brothers – in -law, Carl Turnley and James Turnley; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends; special friends, Tony Townsend, James Robert Clemons and Mitch Suggs.

floral squareViewing, Visitation, and Funeral was Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Star of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend George Clemons, Eulogy and Reverend, Reverend Carl Turnley, Offificant; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Keep the walker family in your prayers

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home.

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Arrangements for Corey D Chatman

Sunrise May 5, 1977 – Sunset February 3, 2022

Viewing and visitation was held Thursday, February 10 2020 – 11 AM to 1 PM

Funeral followed 1 PM at First Missionary Baptist Church 1204 Cheatham St., Springfield TN 37172

Interment Rest Lawn Memorial garden.

floral squareServices were live-streamed on W.D. Crowder funeral home Facebook page

Keep the Chapman family in your prayers

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Carol R. Woodard

March 7, 1931- February 8, 2022

Carol R. Woodard, age 90, was welcomed into the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on Tuesday February 8, 2022. Mrs. Woodard was born in Neenah, WI in 1931. She is preceded in death by her parents, Wylie and Ester Rutherford, her brother Jimmy, her sister Jan and her beloved husband William (Bill) C. Woodard. After over 30 years of service, she retired as an employee of the State of TN.

She trusted Christ as her personal Savior in 1956 at Grace Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. Throughout the remainder of her life, she was an active member of her local church teaching Sunday School, serving in the nursery and volunteering wherever possible. Mrs. Woodard was a charter member of South Haven Baptist Church where she was faithfully involved. Carol loved her Savior, her church, her pastors and her family!

Proverbs 31:27-28, 30 “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. A woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.”

Carol was immensely grateful that both of her sons are in full time gospel ministry. Jim (Carole) is the pastor Hopewell Baptist Church in Springfield, TN. David (Debbie) served on the pastoral staff of South Haven Baptist Church of Springfield, before transitioning into missionary work with the Baptist mission board, ABWE. David and Debbie ministered in England for 22 years before moving back to the US to serve at the International Headquarters. Carol was blessed with 6 beloved grandchildren: Laurel (Jonathan) Hammond, Caleb (Melanie) Woodard, Sarah (Mike) Click, Mary (Cameron) Collier, Micah (Lauren) Woodard, Jenny (Cody) McCarter and 21 great grandchildren.

floral squareA Celebration of Life will be held at South Haven Baptist Church in Springfield on Monday February 14th at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Frank Gagliano officiating. Burial will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens with family serving as pallbearers – Caleb Woodard, Micah Woodard, Cody McCarter, Mike Click, Jonathan Hammond, Cameron Collier. Honorary pallbearers are special friends, Nall Hensley, Mary Nicholson, Jerry Fugua, Orville Gilley and David Randolph. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 noon until the hour of the service on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Ministry of Love at South Haven Baptist, which blesses those in need with gifts of encouragement. All donations may be sent c/o the Robertson County Funeral Home, who is in charge of Mrs. Woodard’s funeral arrangements.

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Obituary for Forrest Ray Savley

Forrest Ray Savley, age 90, of Springfield, passed away Friday, February 11, 2022 at NHC Springfield.

Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 1:30pm in the Coopertown Church of Christ Cemetery with Bro. Marvin Crouch officiating. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Wayne Head, Randy Head, Johnny Rawls and Donald Ray Savley.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 11am until 1pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield.

Mr. Savley was born March 24, 1931 in Coopertown to the late William Henry and Amanda Wilson Savley. He was a farmer all his life.

floral squareIn addition to his parents Mr. Savley was preceded in death by 7 brothers, Bates, Henry, Charles, Shelby, Albert and Joe and John Edward (twins).

Mr. Savley is survived by a nephew, Donald Ray (Charleine) Savley; and a great niece, Rebecca (Andy) Dickinson.

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

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Obituary for Kevin Shadowens

Kevin Dwayne Shadowens, age 52 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Sunday, February 13th, with Bro. David Royalty officiating. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Jacob Schutt, Josh Poole, Alex Blackwood, Jacob McCoy, Jared McCoy, Dennis James, and Wade Bone serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, February 12th from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Sunday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Kevin was born on August 19, 1969 in Nashville, Tennessee to Larry & Sandra Shadowens. He has worked for A.O. Smith as an IT Specialist for over 30 years. He was an avid Alabama football fan and loved Garth Brooks music. He also enjoyed baseball and coached many young players in the Pleasant View Dixie Youth Program, including his son. Kevin loved his family and was a member of Joelton First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 26 years, Gina Shadowens; son, Mason Shadowens; daughter, Katie Shadowens (fianceꞌ Nick Moon); grandson, Mitchell Grief; parents-floral squarein-law, Mike & Reba Poole; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Jacob & Candi Schutt, Josh & Paige Poole, and Tim & Colleen Caldera; cousins, Timothy & Desiree Caldera; niece, Lilly Poole; and nephews, Alex & Nate Schutt and Camden Poole.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 220 Great Circle Road, Ste. 134, Nashville, Tennessee 37228.

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

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Obituary for Michael McKissick
January 20, 1978 – February 6, 2022

Mr. Michael McKissick, age 44 of Springfield TN transitioned from his earthly home to his eternal home Sunday, February 6, 2022.

Please keep the McKissick family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this time of grief.

Visitation was held Saturday, February 12, 2022, – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with homegoing service to follow – Bethel Apostolic Temple Church – 801 M.S. Couts Blvd. Springfield TN 37172.

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CDC Regulations are enforced. Masks are required to enter the building. Temperature Checks and Social Distancing required.

Arrangements entrusted to the Serenity Funeral Home in Springfield.

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Obituary for Everline Bass Huggins

Age 76 of Springfield passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born February 12, 1946 in Laurinburg, NC to Roosevelt & Annie Mae Bass. She worked as a desk clerk for a tire shop but was disabled and spent most of her life as a homemaker and mother. She loved caring for her yard and kept all of the weeds pulled. She enjoyed painting, sewing and was an avid reader, especially Stephen King books.. She also enjoyed watching Judge Judy on television.

floral squareShe is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Huggins; 4 sisters; 2 brothers; 1 great-grandson. She is survived by her sons, Rodney (Tina) Huggins, Springfield, TN and Johnny Huggins, Phoenix, AZ; brother, Rochester Bass, Hamlet, NC; sister, Jeanette (Curtis) Locklear, Laurinburg, NC; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

There are no services or visitation planned at this time. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

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

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Obituary for John Coles

Johnie Edgar Coles “John”, age 76 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Saturday, February 12th, at 1:00PM with Bro. Jason Bell officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with Don Felts, Kevin Neal, Richie Harris, Bryant Harris, Brad Galbreath, Troy Galbreath, Richard Rediker, Jr., and Joe Brundige serving as pallbearers. Murray Neal, Kenneth Elam, Donald “Buster” Felts, Troy Galbreath, Sr., Randy Harris, David Eads, Jerry “Tinker” Binkley, Travis, Eddie, Charles, and Dale Brown, will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 2-8PM, Friday, February 11th and again on Saturday from 11:00am until the hour of service at 1:00pm.

Mr. Coles was born on December 12, 1945 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Jimmie & Mary Lou Mills. He was a retired truck driver for UPS and was retired from the United States Army having served two tours in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Ann Neal Coles; brother, Joseph Coles; and sister, Jackie Griffin.

Survivors include his son, Jonathan Coles; sister, Judy (John) Mills; brothers-in-law, Wayne Griffin and Murray (Dean) Neal;; sisters-in-law, Dianne Coles, Frances Felts, and Mary Ethel (Kenneth) Elam; floral squareloving nieces & nephews, Angela & Kimberly Griffin, Jenn (Michael) Rains, Sherri (Robert) Banovatz, Karen (Troy) Galbreath, Beth (Randy) Harris, Don (Pam) Felts, Kevin (Melissa) Neal; great-nieces & great-nephews, Richie Harris, Brad (Lacey) Galbreath, Bryant Harris, Brianna (Jacob) McCoy, Karlie & Emma Felts, Troy (Rachel) Galbreath, and Kristi (Richard, Jr.) Rediker.

The family wishes to extend a special “thank you” to loving caregiver, Brandy Trejo.

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

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Obituary for John Emerson Knack Sr

Age 79 of Cottontown, formerly of Michigan passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at Centennial Medical Center. He was born January 25, 1943 in Brownsville, Texas to Henry Ernest Knack and Joan Amelia Stuesser. He was retired as a Production Supervisor from Shell Oil Company with 40+ years of service. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and attended White House First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing pool, woodcarving, making stained glass and building things. He was a constant “Mr. Fixer”.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Ernest Knack, Joan Amelia Stuesser and Fred & Ivaleen Weissel; 2 brothers, Richard Knack and Louis Knack. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty Knack, Cottontown, TN; sons, John Knack, Jr., Clarksville, TN and Ken (Jessi) Knack, Cottontown, TN; daughter, Amanda (Michael) Orr, Chapel Hill, TN; 8 grandchildren, Ben (Sarah) Knack, Anna Knack, Ashlyn Orr, Bralen Knack, Cameron Orr, Gage Knack, Kenzie Knack and Lila Knack.

floral squareFuneral service was Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Daniel Burnell officiating and with military honors. Inurnment will take place at the Hillcrest Cemetery Columbarium at a later date. Visitation with the family was held Saturday, February 12, 2022 11am until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.

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

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Obituary for Jerry Houston Peden

Jerry Houston Peden, age 37, of Cedar Hill, TN passed away Monday, February 7, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, February 15, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 11am until time of the service at 1pm.

Mr. Peden was born January 3, 1985 in Dearborn, MI. He was a Supervisor with Kroger Grocery Stores.

floral squareMr. Peden was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Joe Peden.

He is survived by his mother, Belinda Sue Bowen Peden; brothers, Joey Peden and Christopher Peden; sister, Sabrina Peden; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

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

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Obituary for Joyce Massey

Joyce Elouise Massey, age 80, of Cedar Hill, passed away Monday, February 7, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Graveside services were held Friday, February 11, 2022 at 1pm in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams. No visitation was held prior to the graveside service.

Ms. Massey was born December 13, 1941 in Springfield, TN to the late Willie Weston and Vela Adcox Massey. She worked as a registered nurse.

In addition to her parents Ms. Massey is preceded in death by her daughter, Bonnie Suter and her sister, Jillenne West.

floral squareMs. Massey is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Sandra Suter and Billy Suter; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Scott Gregory; brother, Jack Suter; sisters and brother-in-law, Ann Spock, Jenny Straton, Patricia and Jerry Nash, and Nancy Friedrich; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Brenda Sue Shelton Creasy

Brenda Sue Shelton Creasy, 77, of Springfield, passed from this life on Thursday January 27, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Her remains were cremated and will be spread on a warm sunny day at the farm where she grew up.

There was a time of visitation with the family on Thursday February 10th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Brenda was born June 1, 1944, in Springfield, TN. She graduated from Springfield High School and was retired from the former Flowers by Sandra in Greenbrier. Our mom was an animal lover and would take any furry animal given to her. She was preceded in death by her parents: Martin Crockett and Hattie Pauline Roberts Shelton and by her son: Jeffery Mark Creasy.

floral squareBrenda is survived by her son: Scott Creasy of Springfield, by her daughters: Darla Gaines of Hendersonville and Lori Creasy of Nashville, by her grandchildren: Jordan (Allysa) Gaines of Humble, TX and Kara Gaines of Hendersonville, by her great grandchildren: Hadley Brannon and Everett Gaines, by her brother and sister-in-law: Joe and Martha Sue Shelton of Greenbrier, by her longtime companion: Wendell Choate, by her best friend: Sandra Harris Long, and by her dogs: Charlie and Lucy. Brenda will be missed by many.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Jerry Marvin Reeves

Jerry Marvin Reeves, age 83 of Springfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 5, 2022 in Springfield surrounded by his family. He was born November 17, 1938 in Springfield to the late William Arthur “PopGun” and Sadie Parrish Reeves. He professed a strong faith in Jesus Christ around the age of 12 and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1957 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee Tech in business. He served in the Air National Guard. He was a highly awarded salesman for Atlantic Richfield (Sinclair) Oil, was owner of Reeves Bi-Rite, and a rural mail carrier for many years.

Mr. Reeves was loved by all who knew him, bringing joy to everyone. His bass voice was a delight to all who heard him sing. He enjoyed singing old gospel hymns and was in various church choirs. He loved to fish for stripers and deep sea fish. He was a member of Percy Priest Striper Club. He also loved to teach children in Sunday School and share his faith with others. He was a Mason.

Mr. Jerry was completely devoted to his family. He was a loving son who took care of his parents. He was the best Dad and “Der-Derry” in the world. He was a caring spouse who lovingly cared for his wife. He was a friend to all who knew him and could make anyone laugh.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Hendley Reeves; a step-son, Tim Goostree; and favorite dog, Scottie.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Iva and Chris Biggs of Springfield; step-son, Todd Goostree of Adairville, KY; grandchildren, Sadie, Josh, Laura Jayne, David, and Jacob Biggs; mother of Iva, Joyce Ann Reeves; step grandchildren, Alicyn, Greg, and Ginger Goostree; step great grandchildren, Jade, Bryce, and Broch Osterhoff and Gavin Murray.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Martin Babb officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jimmy Thies, Jeff Randolph, Jeff Leftrick, Don Osborne, Jim Driver, Jason Hendley and Mike Blackburn serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Sergeant Major Frankie Pulley (retired) and Rachel Cothron. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 until 7 PM and Friday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

floral squareThe family extends a special thanks to Mrs. Delinda Bell for all her help and support that enabled Iva and Chris to care for him the last several months and to NHC who made the last 2 days such a peaceful transition.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Springfield Baptist Church or to H.A.T.S. 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 Robert Jerry “Bobby Joe” Williams

Robert Jerry “Bobby Joe” Williams, age 80 of Springfield, TN, passed from this life Thursday, February 3, 2022, at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Memorial services will be conducted at 4 pm on Monday February 14, 2022, at the Adairville Baptist Church in Adairville, Kentucky with Pastor Phillip Alexander officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 pm until 4 pm on Monday at the church.

Mr. Williams was born April 19, 1941, in Washington Park, IL to the late Joseph Emanual and Evelyn Ramsey Williams. He was a former member of Highland Southern Baptist Church in Highland, IL and Bethel Baptist Church in Troy, IL. He was a 1961 graduate of East St. Louis, IL High School and spent his summers growing up in Adairville, KY working in the tobacco fields. He married his wife of 52 years, Nancy Boyles Williams on August 23, 1964, at Adairville Baptist Church. After marriage, Robert and Nancy lived in Russellville, KY and he worked at Red Kap. The family moved to East St. Louis, IL in 1967, Marine, IL in 1971, and then to Highland, IL in 1975. Robert lived in Highland until 2017 when he moved to Springfield, TN after the death of his wife in 2016. During his time in Illinois, he worked for Terminal Railroad and then Eaton B-Line where he was a metal cutter. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed taking hikes and working puzzles.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Boyles Williams; brother, Ronald Lee Williams; and sister, Donna Sue Dyal.

floral squareMr. Robert is survived by his daughters, Karen M. (David) McKennedy of Springfield, TN and Susan (David) Cooper of Highland, IL; brother, Herbert (Kathy) Gibbs of St. Charles, MO; grandchildren, Olivia Osborn, Timothy (Deanna) Osborn, Abigayle (Clemens) Schollmeyer, and Bradley Cooper; step-grandchildren, Katheryn (Nicholas) Martin and David McKennedy, III; great grandchildren, Sylas Schollmeyer, Leif Osborn, Nancy Bea Osborn, Laythan Schollmeyer, Agatha Martin, and 2 on the way; brothers-in-law, Jeff (Penny) Edwards and Pat Boyles; sisters-in-law, Janice Edwards; numerous nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Dakota; and his beloved grand dogs, Hudson and Bear.

The family request if so desired memorial donations may be made to HisKidsInc.org or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Margaret Dunavin

Margaret Dunavin, age 84 of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, February 6, 2022 at NHC Hendersonville.

Funeral Services were 1pm, Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Jack Evans and Bro. Chad Phelan officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with Carl Miller, Johnny Parker, Dale Bagwell, Zach Blaylock, Tyler Dunavin and Steve Freye serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 5pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 8th and 11am until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

She was born June 16, 1937 in Portland, TN to the late JB and Bertha McDougal Collins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude Dunavin; son, Wayne Dunavin; sisters, Evelyn Dorris, Juanita Adcock and Catherine Webb and Marie Paris.
She was a retired Bookkeeper with United Methodist Publishing House and was a 50 year plus member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
She loved her family very much and spending time with them were most important to her. She enjoyed her time attending church, traveling and reading.

floral squareShe is survived by children, Teri (Terry) Baird of Springfield, Jeff Dunavin of Lewisburg, TN; brother, Theodore Collins of Greenbrier; sister, Barbara McLean of Greenbrier; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church Building Fund or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be mailed to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073.

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

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Obituary for Wayne Pritchett

Earl “Wayne” Pritchett, age 64 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Saturday, February 5, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

A Celebration of Life gathering was held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Thursday, February 10th between 5:00-8:00PM. There was no service following the visitation.

Mr. Pritchett was born on November 20, 1957 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Harold & Earline McClure Pritchett. He has worked as a courier for 1220 Exhibits in Nashville for over 30 years. He enjoyed listening to all kinds of music, loved to fish, and mow his yard, for it was peaceful to him. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and was a lover of life and nature.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 41 years, Valerie Pritchett; son, Patrick Pritchett and significant other, Jenna Spears; daughter, Edna “Jeannie” Perry and significant other, Andy Smith; brothers, Jay (Carolyn) Pritchett, Terry (Josie) Pritchett; step-brother, Butch (Sandy) Tinnin; sister, Rose Marie Perry; step-sisters, Sherry (Pat) Johnson and Penny (Timmy) Plumlee; step-mother, Wilma Pritchett; grandchildren, Emerson Perry, Wilson Escue, Harper Rayne Pritchett, Rachel Smith, and Aiden Smith; and many loving nieces and nephews.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038

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

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Obituary for Ruby Mai Larmon

Ruby Mai Larmon, age 89, of Pontiac, Michigan, formerly of Springfield, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, February 4th, 2022, after a brief illness.

Funeral services was conducted at 2pm Saturday, February 12, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, TN. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends from 3-8pm Friday, February 11, 2022 and again from 1pm until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Ruby was born in Cheatham County, Tennessee on April 29, 1932, to Homer Felts Sr and Nellie Mae Felts and was the 3rd of 6 children. She grew up in Springfield, Tennessee, where she met Walter Larmon Jr and married him on Dec 8th, 1951. Their marriage produced 6 children. In October 1964, the family moved to Pontiac, Michigan where she resided until her death.

Ruby was a devoted mother and Granny whose life revolved around her children and grandchildren. She was also a loving sister, aunt, and cousin and enjoyed staying in touch with them to find out what was going on ‘down home’ as she always referred to Springfield. She worked at a local corner store and a dry cleaners for many years where she became known to many who loved to spend a little extra time visiting with her when they came in because of her friendly smile, welcoming presence, and gift for gab. Ruby truly never met a stranger. She was a very strong woman who weathered many storms and always persevered. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Walter, her brothers, Harold Felts, Ronald Felts, and her sisters, Frances Moon and Margie Sawyers.

floral squareShe is survived by her children, Sherry Cosby (Otis), Gerry Larmon, Jeffrey Larmon (Linda), Terry Larmon (Katrina), Sheila Haag (Butch), and Anthony Scott Larmon. She is also survived by her brother, Homer Felts Jr., 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

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Obituary for Linda June Ross Lee

Linda June Ross Lee, age 75, passed away Sunday, January 30th, 2022. Linda was born on February 3rd, 1947, to Robert Leo and Eddie Lou Ross.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Ken Lee, her brother David “Hoss” Ross.

She is survived by brothers Gary floral squareRoss, Alan (Kay) Ross, sister Ann Ross.

A time of remembrance will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Tennessee Cremation and Mortuary Service, Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Jeanne Sprouse Traughber

Jeanne Sprouse Traughber, 95, of Springfield, died Friday, February 4, 2022, at her home.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. at the Springfield First United Methodist Church with Reverend Jerry Wallace officiating. Interment followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Charles “Meredith” Shannon Sr., Charlie Shannon, Jim Sprouse, Ken Mathias, John Traughber, and Allen Shannon serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 12:00 P.M. until hour of service at 2:00 P.M. at the Springfield First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Traughber was born on June 18, 1926, to the late James Vincent Sr. and Mildred McMurry Sprouse, she was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, a dedicated homemaker, supporter of Tennessee State Parks, lover of road trips, collected antiques and was an avid supporter of the Springfield First United Methodist Church. “Miss Jeanne” was a lifelong resident of Springfield. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Lloyd Fyke Traughber, son, Robert Allen Shannon, Jr., stepson, Henry Mark Traughber, and stepdaughter, Diane Elaine Highsmith.

Jeanne Sprouse Traughber is survived by son and daughter-in law, Charles Meredith Sr. and Susan Shannon of Springfield, stepson, John Raymond Traughber of Springfield, brother, James Vincent Jr. and Velma Sprouse, of El Paso, TX, sisters, Cynthea Sprouse Sexton of Cambridge, MA, Mildred “Cissie” Sprouse and Ken Mathias of Cullman, AL, grandchildren, Robert Allen III and Rena Shannon, Jennifer Shannon, Charlie and Shanda Shannon, Rachel Rhea Shannon, and great grandchildren, Caitlin Shannon, Ali Shannon, Rebecca Shannon, Philip Shannon, Olivia Shannon, and Lauren Shannon.

Her infectious laugh and beautiful smile will be everlasting in the hearts of her loved ones.

floral squareMay the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sunshine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields, and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand. -Irish Blessing

If so desired memorial contributions can be made to the Springfield First United Methodist Church. All donations may be sent in c/o the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Cynthia Ann Page

Cynthia Ann Page, age 71 of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday, February 4, 2022, at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 12:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Rushing officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Barry Dean, Jason Head, Michael Hollingsworth, Brian Nicholson, Joey Sircy, and Leslie Richardson serving as pallbearers. The honorary pallbearers were the Holiday House friends. The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 until 7 and Wednesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Ms. Cynthia was born on April 17, 1950, in Madison. She was retired from NorthCrest Medical Center where she had several titles, the last being as ER Tech. She loved spending time with her grandson, hanging out with her friends at Holiday House, crafting, and sewing. She was known to be stubborn but funny and she always greeted you with a smile. She loved to laugh and had a warm heart for everyone.

floral squareShe was preceded in death by a son, Paul Clinton Page; her parents, William Dean and Lois Powell McClurkin; and sisters, Brenda Harrington and Mary Celia McClurkin.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Scott Weston and Jennifer Page of Springfield; grandson, Weston Paul Page of Springfield; and nieces, Angela (Jason) Farley and Paula (Daniel) Hannah.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Joy Love Scott

Joy Love Scott, 64, of Springfield, passed from this life on Thursday February 3, 2022, at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Monday February 7th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. The family received friends on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Joy was born in Springfield on June 23, 1957, to the late Wallace Leo and Birdie Ann Brown Love, Sr. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1975, she attended Martin Methodist College to work towards a music degree, was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church, and was a retired Registration Clerk from North Crest Medical Center. Joy loved dancing, reading, and singing. Her family was dear to her, and she loved spending time with each of them. Whenever she greeted you, it was always with a smile. Joy loved and accepted everyone for who and what they were, and she only wanted the same in return.

Joy is survived by her husband, Bill Scott of Springfield, by her brother and sister-in-law: Wallace and Linda Love of Springfield, by her nieces and nephew: Velvet Carrington, Courtney (Adam) floral squareHulsey, Victoria (Jeff) Kinle, and Corey Love, by her great nieces and nephews: Cooper Hulsey, Parker Kate Hulsey, Britney Carrington, Kendall Kinle, and Baker Graves Kinle, and by her fur baby that she loved so much: Velma Louise.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to North Springfield Baptist Church.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Jennifer Gail Stark

Jennifer Gail Stark, age 51 of Orlinda, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 7, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Milldale Chapel with Jimbo Vaughn officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Matt Stark, Steve Stark, Wade Stark, Flynt Stark, Larry Crocker, Jr., Jason “Red” Wilkins, and Johnny Groves serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Crocker, Sr., James Groves, Joseph Baron, A.J. Rodrigues, Ricky Stark, Ronnie Stark, Tammy Eden, Julie Stroud, Scotty Wayman, Steve Bernard, Clay Thomerson, and Jerry Burchett. The family received friends at Milldale Chapel on Monday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Jennie was born May 9, 1970 in Springfield. She was a member of Orlinda Baptist Church and was a longtime office manager at Dean Tire and Fuel. She loved being with her family and watching them play sports, especially her nephew. She also enjoyed spending her free time fishing.

She is survived by her daughters, Taylor Gail Abney and Sabrina Frances Abney, both of Orlinda; parents, Bryant and Gail Stark of Orlinda; brothers and sister-in-law, Steve Stark and Matt and Jennifer Stark, all of Orlinda; nephew, Flynt Matthew Stark of Orlinda; and niece, Isabell Briley Stark of Orlinda.

floral squareThe family would like to express a special thanks to Caris Hospice; nurses, Latoya, Chandra, and Jessica; and caregiver, Evaleana Hart for all their care.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions to be made to the Jennie Gail Stark Memorial Fund. All donation can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home or made at Volunteer State Bank.

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Milldale Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Rosey Page

Sunrise October 5, 1925 – Sunset February 2, 2022

Rosey Virginia Bellamy Page was Born to the late Janie Virginia Thomas Hardin and Hershel Bellamy in Johnstown, Kentucky on October 5, 1925. She was raised by her loving Grandparents, Ellen Laura Rosalee and Charlie Frances Thomas.

She survived scarlet fever due to the nurturing and care of her loving Grandmother who practiced herbal and naturalistic medicine. The Thomas family survived the great depression and provided aide to their community with food grown on their farm. Her cousins, Elizabeth Taylor and Alberta Browder were more like her sisters, and she would often relate stories of their growing up together.

She moved to Cleveland, Ohio to live with her Mother, Janie around 1945 to make a life for herself and her children. She met and eventually married Julius Page in Cleveland, Ohio. There were no children from this union, but Julius was a loving man who was definitely a father to Rosey’s children. God blessed us when his family was blended with our family. She lost her husband Julius in 2018.

Rosey moved her little family back to Kentucky to care for her Grandfather, Charlie Thomas. Once again, her cousin, Alberta Browder and her family embraced us with open arms. Friends like the Kimbrough Family and Rosey’s sisters and brothers all welcomed us and helped us to reestablish our new environment. In 1969 Rosey and Julius bought a home and moved to Springfield, Tennessee where she resided until her passing.

Rosey Page was a talented woman, who crocheted and made handmade quilts. She worked in NHC Nursing and Rehab facility until she retired. She loved her Fairview Missionary Baptist Church where she was an Usher and then Mother of the Church. She attended faithfully until her health failed.

She is survived by her Daughters, Elizabeth Babb, Henrietta (John) Woodson and Charlene Finney and Stepdaughter, Judy Payne. Her Cousin/Sister, Elizabeth Taylor. Her Grandchildren, Regina (Elgin) Bailey, Felicia Stewart, Stephanie Stewart, Teresa Woodson, Henry Woodson and Vanessa Woodson. Her Brothers, George Bellamy and Anthony Bellamy. Her Sisters, Mildred Hart, Elnora Gaines and Tanya Lane. Her Cousin, Mattie Thomas. Her Great Children, floral squareNieces and Nephews.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Friday, February 11, 2022 at Fairview Missionary Baptist church with Pastor Quinton Yates, Eulogy, Pastor Kenneth Boards, Officiant,\; Interment was in Fairview Church Cemetery

Keep the Page Family In your prayers

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Carrie Helen Swift Eidson

Age 78 of Greenbrier went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 4, 2022 at Saint Thomas Midtown. She was born March 22, 1943 in Greenbrier, TN to James William and Alma Gladys Hester Swift. She worked as a homemaker and mother and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She loved the Lord, her church and her family with all of her heart. She enjoyed quilting and was a wonderful cook.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Patsy Ann Wilson; brother, James Allen Swift; brother-in-law, Jim Baskette. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 60 years, Joe Eidson, Greenbrier, TN; daughters, Cindy (David) Loftin, Fuquay-Varina, NC, Malinda (Jim) Griffin, Goodlettsville, TN and Heather (Scott) Rice, Greenbrier, TN; brother, Bobby (Faye) Swift, White House, TN; sisters, Lois (Walton) Walker, Goodlettsville, TN, Brenda Baskette, Ridgetop, TN and Arlene (Randall) Mayes, Greenbrier, TN; 8 grandchildren, Mary Grace (Josh) Moore, Anna Beth (Robbie) Caldwell, Olivia (Tyler) Ellington, Britany (Matt) Kriesky, Trent Griffin, Victoria Griffin, Hayden Rice and Addison Rice; 7 great-grandchildren, Levi, Ada, James, Eloise, RJ, Lynnlee and Griffin.

floral squareFuneral service was Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 4pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Brandon Pugh officiating. Interment followed on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11am in Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Thursday, February 10, 2022 2pm-4pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Daily Bread Ministry of Bethel Baptist Church.

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

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Obituary for Betty Lucille Greer

Betty Lucille Greer, age 94 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away Friday, February 4, 2022 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN.

A graveside service was held 3:00 pm on Tuesday, February 8th at Luton’s Chapel UMC Cemetery in Goodlettsville with Family and friends serving as pallbearers.

She was born in Greenbrier, TN on September 7, 1927 to the late Adam Dewitt and Bertha Mai Weaver Bowling. She was also preceded in death by her husband John Thomas “Tom” Greer; brothers, James Ray Bowling, Bobby Lloyd Bowling and sister, Shirley Ann Hewell.

She loved her family very much and it was her joy in life to take care of them. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, flowers, doing yard work, reading and work search puzzles.

floral squareShe was a member of Luton’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a faithful homemaker.

She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Luton’s Chapel UMC Cemetery Fund. Contributions may be mailed to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073.

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Thurston L Hill, Jr.

Sunrise May 9, 1946 Sunset –  January 31, 2022

Viewing in visitation Wednesday, February 9, 2020 to 10 AM to 12 PM. Funeral to follow 12 PM W.D. Crowder Funeral Home 1800 John L Patterson St., Springfield TN 37172

Interment Restlawn Memorial Gardens

Keep the Hill family in your prayers

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Debra Diane Coggins

Debra Diane Coggins, age 67, of Pleasant View, TN passed away Friday, February 4, 2022 at her home.

Ms. Coggins was born in Dayton, OH on June 5, 1954 to the late Willie Ernest and Audrey Geneva Davis.

She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Jones; daughters, Michelle (Eddie) Ralph and Rebecca (Pat Eades) Martin; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Darrel floral squareDwayne (Denise) Davis and Dorris Dale (Tammy) Davis.

Ms. Coggins wishes were to be cremated and there are no services scheduled at this time.

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

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Obituary for Charles Wayne “Chuck” Barnett

Charles Wayne “Chuck” Barnett, age 63, of Cedar Hill, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022 at his home.

Graveside services were conducted at 2pm Tuesday, February 8, 2022 in the Restlawn Cemetery with Bro. Johnny Norton officiating. Pallbearers were Noah Hudgins, Hunter Barnett, Jody Hudgins, Johnathan Barnett, Kelly Frakes and Dwayne Upchurch.

Visitation was held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 11am until 1:30pm.

Mr. Barnett was born May 23, 1958 in Nashville, TN to the late James Harold and Elsie Louise Barnett.

floral squareChuck is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dawn Barnett; sons, Jody (Amanda) Hudgins and Johnathan (Helena) Barnett; grandchildren, Noah Hudgins, Hunter Barnett, Zoey Lyon, Kloey Lyon, Shalyn Hudgins and Hannah Jo Barnett; brother, Greg (Lesa) Barnett; and sisters, Debbie (Barry) Warren, Connie (David) Toungett, Nikkie (Glenn) Alred and Dottie Robinson.

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

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Obituary for April Doreen O’Donnell

April Doreen O’Donnell,79, of Greenbrier, TN passed away Thursday, February 3rd after a battle with cancer.

Mrs.O’Donnell was born in Chicago, IL on June 30, 1942.

She is survived by her son, Michael O’Donnell, and wife Janice, grandchildren Sarah Rae, Eric, Cory.

She is preceded in death by husband Thomas O’Donnell and daughter Wendy Robinson.

She was a lover of all living things and spent her time on this Earth spreading happiness and making people smile. Anyone who knew her knows her family was the center of her being.

floral squareThere will not be a public ceremony, as her family will hold a personal celebration of life in her honor. In lieu of flowers, please hug your loved ones close. If you would like to make a memorial contribution in her honor, please make it to Highland Chapel Union Church, P.O. Box 382, 1122 Highland Avenue, Ridgetop, TN 37152.

“Gone from our sight, but never our hearts”

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

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Obituary for Shanon Elaine Allen

Shanon Elaine Allen, of Madison, TN passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Hendersonville Medical Center at the age of 58. She was born in El Paso, TX on September 27, 1964 to Charles J. Bradley and Sharon E. Hayes Bradley while her father was serving in the United States Army stationed at Ft. Bliss. She graduated from Hendersonville High School and earned her degree in Cosmetology. She worked for 20 years as a cosmetologist in the White House area and more recently in Hermitage.

She is survived by her father – Charles J. (Donna) Bradley of Springfield; mother – Sharon E. Petty of Hendersonville; children – Jeremy (Amanda) Oakley of Greenbrier, Chase Allen of Goodlettsville, Shayna Allen of Goodlettsville; grandchildren – Tyler Oakley and Blake Oakley of Greenbrier.

Shanon loved her family and grandsons deeply and spending time with them was what she cherished most. She always loved being outside and would never give up a chance to be at the beach, even though that was not often enough.

floral squareShanon would want to thank and give love to her friends, new and old and her family who were with her and stood by her side all along her journey in this life. She will be so sadly missed, but we all are comforted knowing she is reunited with her loved ones that have gone before.

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

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Obituary for Charles Heatherly

Charles Dallas Heatherly, age 85, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Graveside services were held Monday, February 7, 2022 at 11am in the Springfield Memorial Gardens.

There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Heatherly was born September 24, 1936 in Springfield to the late Clyde and Callie Powell Heatherly. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, worked as a farmer all his life, and was a member of the Barren Plains Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents Mr. Heatherly is preceded in death by his son, Charles E. Heatherly and his daughter, Barbara Kinnaird.

floral squareMr. Heatherly is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marie Fort Heatherly; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Tony Morris, Sr.; son-in-law, Dave Kinnaird; daughter-in-law, Rosie Heatherly; grandchildren, Stacy McVay, Julie Thompson, David Kinnaird, Jesse Heatherly, Ashley Heatherly, Tony Morris, Jr., and Bryan Lee Morris; and great-grandchildren, Colton Morris, Brittany Brown, Pierce Cottner, and Aiden Cottner.

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

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Obituary for Helen Head

Helen Eley Head, age 86, of Coopertown, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at NHC Healthcare.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Marvin Crouch and Bro. Kenneth Wayne Head officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeffrey Head, Elliott Eley, Evan Eley, Randy Head, Brandon Head, and Mark Head serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Head and Bruce Head.

Visitation with the family was held at the funeral home on Sunday from 11am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mrs. Head was born February 3, 1935 in Robertson County to the late Conway and Annie Catherine Winters Eley. She retired from Regions Bank and was a long-time member of the Coopertown Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Head is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Mac Head, and her brother, Harold Eley.

floral squareMrs. Head is survived by her son, Jeffrey Head; daughter, Jerri Ann Head; brothers, Connie Eley and Donnie (Virginia) Eley; and grandson, Mark Head.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Coopertown Church of Christ. 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 Fairie Marie Abernathy

Fairie Marie Abernathy, age 80 of Hendersonville, TN formerly of Greenbrier passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at American House Senior Living in Hendersonville.

The family received friends 1:30pm to 2:30pm on Saturday, February 5th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Greenbrier, TN on September 18, 1941 to the late Joe Henry and Lorene Mayo Abernathy. She attended the Methodist Church and was an Executive Secretary in the Insurance Industry.

floral squareShe enjoyed Antiquing, reading and gardening.

She is survived by her sister, Linda (Jerry) Grubbs of Hendersonville; niece, Amy Crowe and great-nephew, Evan Crowe.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220.

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

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Obituary for Gregory Blaine Peevey

Gregory Blaine Peevey, age 70, of Springfield, passed away Monday, January 31, 2022 at Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield. Mr. Peevey was born April 11, 1951 in New Albany, IN.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Patricia Ann Peevey; son, Darrin Peevey; daughters, Heather (Scott Yandell) Ellis and Stephanie Byerly; and 3 grandchildren, Jennifer Fitch, Macey Ellis and Kylee Ellis.

Mr. Peevey’s wishes were to be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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

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Obituary for Robert “Bob” “Poopie” Franklin Sanders
“Poopie”-Bob Sanders

age 80 of White House went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 31, 2022 at his daughter’s home. He was born July 14, 1941 in Nashville, TN to Arden Andrew & Mary Elizabeth Carr Sanders. He was a 1960 graduate of Goodlettsville High School. He worked for Marshall & Bruce in the Printing and Book Binding Business until his retirement. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He loved Southern Gospel Music and had been a member of the Good News Quartet and sang with New Jerusalem. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and had attended Erin Church of the Nazarene, while living in Erin, TN. He played baseball as a child, played church volleyball, coached the church men’s league, umpired at Moss Wright Park and Beech High City Leagues and umpired the fast pitch girl’s leagues. He was also an avid bowler and enjoyed playing golf.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Arden Sanders; sister, Sandra Lorene Jenkins. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ann Sanders, White House, TN; daughters, Dana (Jason) Dorris, White House, TN, Ginger (Perry) Morris, Cottontown, TN and Leigh Ann Grey, Jacksonville, FL; 7 grandchildren, Karleigh, Olivia, Leo, Hannah, Rachel, Lindsey and Emmie; 5 great-grandchildren, Adelide, Thomas, Remington, Everleigh and Joleigh.

Visitation was Thursday, February 3, 2022 3-7pm and Friday, February 4, 2022 9am-11am at Temple Baptist Church 117 Marlin Road White House, TN 37188

floral squareFuneral service was held on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 11am at Temple Baptist Church with Bro. H.D. Jones and Bro. Daniel Medders officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with military honors and with Perry Morris, Jason Dorris, Tim Minenna, Drew Sanders, Ty Van Meeteren, Leo Teasley, Tim Denton and Ron Denton serving as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Temple Baptist Church Legacy Fund in Bob’s memory.

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

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