In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 14, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 14, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries February 8-14, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Charles Robert “Chuck” Douglas

Charles Robert “Chuck” Douglas, 73, of Greenbrier, passed away on Sunday February 14, 2021 at his home. His remains were cremated, and no services are scheduled at this time.

Mr. Douglas was born October 22, 1947 in Oil City, PA to the late Robert L. and Betty Gaddess Douglas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in Vietnam. Mr. Douglas was a retired hotel manager for Holiday Inn. In 2005, he was awarded the Best Holiday Inn Torch Bearer Award and was also recognized for being the 9th Best Holiday Inn worldwide. In his spare time, Mr. Douglas enjoyed golfing.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Candy Douglas. Mr. Douglas is survived by his wife: Jacqui Wolf Douglas of Greenbrier, by his sons: Kirk Robert Douglas of Greenbrier and Brandon Wolf of Murfreesboro, by his daughters: Karie Ann Douglas of Rowlett, TX and Kendra Douglas of Greenbirer, by his brother: Gary J. Douglas of Garwin, Iowa, and by his 2 grandchildren: Orion Wolf and Phoenix Nunn.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Sherry Black

Sherry Black, 60, of Springfield, passed from this life on Saturday February 13, 2021 at the home of her sister in Springfield. Graveside Entombment services will be conducted Saturday February 20, 2021 at 12 noon in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Brother Patrick Nix, Tim Harris, and Chris Read officiating. Pallbearers will be Timothy Black, Bud Johnson, Robert Alan Holman, Shane Toole, Aaron Nix, Chris Read, and Jeff Benton. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Hope Center in Springfield. There will be no visitation prior to the service. The family ask that all in attendance please wear facial mask or coverings.

Sherry was born August 20, 1960 in Springfield to the late L.B. and Elizabeth Jo Vanderpool Black. She was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School Class of 1978. She owned and operated Sherry’s Florist for over 39 years in Springfield. She was a member and past president of CTPA (Certified Tennessee Professional Florist). She was a member of Flewellyn Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and worked in Women’s Missions and with the Senior Adult’s. Sherry was a dedicated contributor to the Hope Center in Springfield, that has been a mission outreach ministry of Flewellyn Baptist Church. She loved traveling, her animals and pets, and spending time with her family enjoying their many culinary dining out experiences and places of travel together. Flowers were Sherry’s passion, and the love that she had for her family, customers, and many friends was always expressed in the wonderful designs and creations she did at her flower shop. Sherry not only wanted you to see the beauty of the flowers, but to also feel the warmth that they brought to your life and to the lives of others. Whether it was a fresh vase, pall, spray, basket, or one of her many unique wedding designs, Sherry wanted each design to live in your minds, hearts, and thoughts forever.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved dog and child: Willie. Sherry is survived by her sister and brother-in-law: Pam and Bud Johnson of Springfield, by her brother and sister-in-law: Timothy and Peggy Black of Springfield, by her niece: Nikki Reid of Springfield, by her personal friend: Benjamin Clarkson, and by many cousins and friends.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mildred Webb Burnette

Mildred Webb Burnette, 93, of Greenbrier, passed from this life into the presence of her Lord on Saturday February 13, 2021 at the home of her daughter in Greenbrier. A private family graveside service will be conducted Tuesday February 23rd in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jon Briggs officiating.

Mildred Webb Burnette was born in Algood, TN on September 17, 1927 to Morris Brewer Webb and Ethel Lee Rittenberry Webb. She and her family moved to West Nashville in 1934. She loved to reminisce about her time spent roller skating around the city and at the Hippodrome Roller Rink, playing in Centennial Park, helping in her mother’s downtown diner, “The Little Hut,” and working for Kress Five & Dime on 5th Avenue North in Nashville. She attended Tarbox School and was a graduate of Cohn High School. She took courses in Advanced Problems in databased programming at Volunteer State with her son in her later years. She married William Joseph “Bunny” Burnette June 26, 1948. They had three children and shared a wonderful life together on their farm in Greenbrier until he passed away in 1991.

Mildred happily served her church, Calvary Assembly of God formerly Donelson Assembly of God for almost 50 years as secretary and treasurer. She was inspired by Shirley Temple and loved to tap dance! Up into her early nineties, she was known to do a little tap dance at the drop of a hat.

Known affectionately by many as “Nanny Girl”, Mildred had quite a fan club on Facebook in her last 3 years. She was loved by more people than she knew and was the light of her family.

She is survived by a son, William Joseph (Joe) Burnette, Jr. and wife, Lynn (Greenbrier, TN), two daughters, Teresa Ann Melin and husband, Robert (Madison, TN), and Susan Renee Green and husband, Ricky (Greenbrier, TN), Four grandchildren, William Joseph (Trey) Burnette III and wife, Amy, Tyler Burnette and wife, Stefanie, Shelby Andal and husband, Tyler and Michael Green, and wife, Erin, six great-grandchildren, Drew Burnette, Erin Burnette, Connor Andal, Claire Andal, Fallon Green, and Lizzie Burnette. She is survived by two brothers, J. Wallace Webb (Cookeville, TN), and Morris Webb Jr. (Ridgetop, TN). She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Mary Green Webb, Jane Wilson Burnette, and Madean Wilson Burnette, and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

floral squareShe was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Lee Rittenberry Webb Lewis, her father Morris Brewer Webb, and her husband, William Joseph “Bunny” Burnette, Sr.

Please no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Chapel Union Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 382, Ridgetop, TN 37152, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, or to your favorite charity in memory of “Nanny Girl”.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Barbara Saucedo

Barbara Jean Saucedo, age 80 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 3:00PM on Saturday, February 20th with Pastor Brad Shockley officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be in Joelton Hills Memory Gardens at 3:00PM on Monday, February 22nd.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 3:00PM.

Mrs. Saucedo was born on February 7, 1941 to the late James and Janet Frew Adair. She was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all. She was a jokester and thought she was a comedian, and also loved the beach and ocean. She was a member of Pleasant View First Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Adair; and her sister, Diane Phillips.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband, Edward Saucedo; sons, Edward Carmen (Vanessa) Saucedo, and Benjamin Gabriel (Debra) Saucedo; daughters, Cynthia (Lane) Graham, Teresa (Martin) Wilcox, and Valerie Velez; sisters, Joanne Policella, and Carol (Stanley) Davis; grandchildren, Natasha (Italo) Maddaloni, Jarod (Kathy) Saucedo, Megan (fiancee′ Tyler) Velez, Austin Wilcox, Jacob (Megan) Saucedo, Robin Velez, Zachary Wilcox, and Mason Velez; and great-grandchildren, Jamieson Edwards, Leo Moon, Kai Moon, and Elle Saucedo.

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Austin & 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 John I. Bourne Jr.

John I. Bourne, Jr., age 85, of Adams, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Issac Bourne and Brother Tyler Estep officiating. Burial will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery with Daniel Sholar, Neil Bourne, Paul Sholar, Kyle Greene, Vince Shepard, Donald Hobgood, Matt Greene, John Gillian and Timmy Head serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be nieces & nephews, and honorary kids & honorary grandkids.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 2-6pm and again on Saturday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mr. Bourne was born March 3, 1935 in Adams, TN to the late John and Lois McNeil Bourne, Sr. He was a farmer and member of the Center Point Baptist Church where he was the Music Director for many years. Before attending Center Point Baptist Church he was a Deacon and Music Director at Tiny Town Baptist Church for several years. He served as Robertson County Commissioner, Director of the Farm Credit Board, Board member and President of Planters Grain and Board member of Elmhurst Nursing Home. Mr. Bourne loved to sing and was a member of the The Messengers Quartet for 15 years and was a member of the Woodard Brothers Quartet for 10 years.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bourne is preceded in death by his wife of 22 years, Ruth Smith Bourne; sisters, Margaret Downing and Jean Poor; brothers, Donald Bourne, Wayne Bourne and Buford Bourne; son-in-law, Vernon Woodard; and granddaughter, Candice Carter.

Mr. Bourne is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John “Buddy” and Gayle Bourne of Cedar Hill; daughters and sons-in-floral squarelaw, Diane and Jeff Shepard of Adams, Susie and Keith Sholar of Adams and Elaine Woodard of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Adams Fishermen’s Club. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 509 Walnut Street Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Charles Van Liew

Charles Robert Van Liew, age 30, of Westmoreland, TN, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 6pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Randy Riggs officiating. Following the service Mr. Van Liew’s remains will be cremated.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 4pm until the hour of service at 6pm.

Mr. Van Liew was born May 3, 1990 in Dallas, TX to Sharon Green Caroland of Adams. He worked for Keene Landscaping.

floral squareMr. Van Liew is preceded in death by his grandparents, Russell and Dorothy Green. In addition to his mother he is survived by his step-father, Kenny Caroland of Adams; brother, Timothy Lewis Eschbach of Shelbyville; sisters, Vanessa Kaylan Van Liew of Shelbyville, Victoria Marie Eschbach of Georgetown, KY and Grace Caroland of Adams; nephews, Noah, Ashton, Elijah, Alex, Lucas, Knox, Bryson and Ares; and nieces, Aaliyah, Chloe and Kora.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 509 Walnut Street Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Lynn Hargis Moody

Lynn Travis Hargis, Lynn Hargis Moody, 1947-2021

College High School Graduation Photo 1966.
Nickname in High School “Bat”.

“You may only see her reflection now as it clings to dew drops that sparkle and tremble in the early morning sun and you may see torn areas in the webs of spiders where she’s adorned her wings with gossamer.” Dr. Rev. Henry Clay Morrison, President of Asbury College, Lynn’s Great Grandfather

“Although we may mourn the darkness and loneliness when a bright star burns out in the heavens and contemplate what might have been, we are soon resigned to accept God’s will. Still, to satisfy our temporal grief we sometimes look to the great poets. We wonder if Shakespeare’s heart was broken by the passing of someone exactly like Lynn when he wrote the words “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved before.”
It’s said that people go their whole lives without their life story being written. Lynn’s was written as it was lived.

Lynn was Love and Love was Lynn. If she knew you, she loved you and she didn’t require that you loved her first or the most. She loved God. Pontius Pilate found himself in an untenable position when he asked “What am I to do with this man Jesus?“ Lynn answered that question at a young age and continued to answer it her entire life. Like everyone, she had faults and sins, but they were as dust in the wind in comparison to the love she shared to everyone about Jesus.

Lynn was born in Louisville KY and lived there until she was two years old. She lived in Bowling Green KY until 1986. Lynn married Gary Moody in 1967 (54 yrs in April) and immediately changed his name to Gar.

Gar joined Cloud Concrete company based in Lexington and they moved there in 1986. In 1988 they moved back to Bowling Green to move the Cloud Concrete Plant located there to Nashville TN. They relocated in Hendersonville TN and have lived there since. She belonged to organizations and charities too numerous to mention. Lynn attended Warren County Elementary School, Western KY Training school (College High School), and Western KY University Nursing School. She was an excellent student.

Lynn taught her husband, children, and grandchildren how to live, give, and how to love others. She taught them how to serve. She was amazing. She was an artist which included paintings and jewelry. She was a counselor for women who needed her help and needed her to share her experience. She was a mentor and a sounding board. In recent years she became a professional errand runner. She helped everyone in her family by organizing, prioritizing, and getting things done that would allow them to work longer, go to kid’s sporting events, and simplify their lives.

Her dreams were simple. To be a good wife, mother, grandmother, friend and Christian. She succeeded. She was so witty and fun. She would surprise new sons in laws by eating something off their plate. She loved family dinners and almost anything was up for discussion even if it was on her. Her love, her life, her courageous heart was always exciting and fun. Her peace was genuine and her passion for life was incomparable. We will miss her and her spirit for the rest of our lives.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 23, from 10 am – 1 pm, in the Community Church sanctuary, 381 West Main Street, Hendersonville, TN, 37075, Phone: (615) 826-0042, Fax: (615) 826-0045. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 1:00PM in the floral squaresanctuary, and a link for streaming will also be provided for those who are unable to attend. Covid Safety precautions will be in place. Active pallbearers will be her grandchildren; Graham Hightower, Isaac A. Painter, James Moody, Lily Grace Painter, Nash Roy Hightower, Patrick Hightower and Thomas A. Hines.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in Lynn’s memory be made to the ministry of FreshStart Resources.

Please join us for a Celebration of her Life

Funeral arrangements by Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 104 Sanders Ferry Rd., Hendersonville, TN 37075

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Obituary for Brenda Kaye White Gainous

Brenda Kaye White Gainous, 62, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday February 8, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Friday February 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Allen Woodard officiating. Interment followed in the Gainous Cemetery in Adairville, KY with Jeremy Gainous, Ivan Gainous, Dalton Gainous, Preston Gibson, Trystan Gibson, and John White serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Brenda was born January 25, 1959 in Springfield to the late Paul and Bonnie Lee Harris White. She was a bookkeeper at Greenbrier High School and was a member of Forest Grove Baptist Church. Brenda loved collecting antiques, going to flea markets, cooking for her family and friends, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Steve Gainous, by her grandchild: Avery Brooke Gainous, by her sister: Darlene Dorris, and by her father-in-law: Glenn Gainous. Brenda is survived by her children: Corissa Gibson, Jeremy (Lindsay) Gainous, Ivan (Abbi Graves) Gainous, and Dalton (Kamala) Gainous all of Springfield, by her brother: John (Demetria) White of Springfield, by her sisters: Barbara (Edward) floral squarePlunkett, Diane (Earl) Fuqua, and Paulla (Charles Wayne) Atchley all of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Preston Gibson, Trystan Gibson, Brennlee Gibson, Addyson Gainous, Anyston Gainous, Hailey Gainous, Charlotte Gainous, and Dawson Gainous, by two that loved her as a grandmother: Bentley and Makinsey, by her mother-in-law: Murlene Gainous and by her brother-in-law: Scott Gainous both of Adairville, KY.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements For: Lula M. Waters

Viewing and visitation was held Friday, February 12, 2021 11:00 Am – 12:00 noon. Private family services followed at 12:00 noon at Bellemeade United Primitive Baptist Church 1018 42nd Ave N. Nashville, TN

Interment: Greenwood Main Cemetery

Service was live-streamed on W. D. Crowder Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Full obituary to be published soon.

Keep The Waters Family In Your Prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Arrangements For: Kenneth Falls “J Falls”

On February 4, 2021 God stretched open His holy arms welcoming Kenneth Lee Falls Home for eternal rest. Kenneth Lee Falls was born to the late Lou Ellen Clayton Falls and William Donald Falls in Springfield, Tennessee on January 7. 1959. Kenneth was raised by his aunt and uncle, Ann Lee Clayton McKissack and Herman McKissack of Springfield, Tennessee. Kenneth was well known by many friends as “Kenny” or “J Falls.”

He attended the Robertson County School System and later decided to join the United States Army.

Kenneth was married to Ms. Debra Pate of Gary, Indiana. He became a proud father of two beautiful daughters.

Kenneth had many accomplishments in his life time. He worked at Nissan of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the Kroger Company (Dog Food Plant) and Frigidaire Company in Springfield, Tennessee.

In addition to his parents, he had three sisters who also preceded him in death: Joyce Clayton Farmer, Karen Barbee Woodard and Tammy Barbee Griffin, all of Springfield, TN.

Kenneth leaves to cherish his memories: his beautiful wife, Debra Pate Falls of Murfreesboro, TN; two daughters, Shelida Falls (Steven) Kelley of Knoxville, TN; Kenyata Falls (Andrew) Wilson of Murfreesboro, TN; five grand-children:

floral squareAyden Kelly, Autumn Kelly, Amia Kelley of Knoxville, TN, Adonis Wilson, devoted grandson, Malakai Wilson both of Murfreesboro, TN; three sisters, Mary Blakemore, Shawana Barbee and Tamika Dunn all of Springfield, TN; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, other family and friends.

Viewing and Visitation and Funeral was Wednesday, February 10, 2021 with Elder Marco Partinger, Eulogy and Elder Torey Ellis, Officiant; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Sandra Poteet

Sandra Kay Poteet, age 68 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee died Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Residence at Alive Hospice.

Ms. Poteet was born on July 25, 1952 in Middletown, Ohio to the late Thomas Monroe and Alice Marie Nichols Smith. She was a retired cabinet maker for Kabinart Corporation. She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Christy Hardin; and 7 siblings.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughters, Teresa (Kenneth) Heggie, and Cathy Hodge; a brother, Tommy (Lorraine) Smith; a sister, Carol (Andrew) Hodge; grandchildren, Justin Lynch, Brittany Hughes, and Joseph Hughes, II; and great-grandchildren, Leon Lynch, and Aubrie Smith.

Her remains will be cremated, and a memorial service may be held at a later date.

Austin & 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 Steve Wright

Robert Steven “Steve” Wright, age 66 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Saturday, February 13, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

A memorial service will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Saturday, February 20th, with his uncle, Jerry Raymer officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Wright was born on February 10th, 1955 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Cecil and Mary Wilson Wright. He was a retired Maintenance Supervisor for the Metro Nashville Government and loved racing and making people laugh no matter what the circumstances. He was a caring father and grandfather who loved his family, especially his grandchildren. When you were befriended by Steve, you were a friend for life.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Mark Wright; and his brother, Randall Wright.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Donna Wright; daughter, Dana (Jimbo) Bannister; sister, Diane (Gary) McCutcheon; floral squaregrandchildren, Courtney Bannister, Katelyn Wright, and Madison Wright; loving nieces & nephews; and special family, Tracey Storey, Frankie Resha, Jeremy McCutcheon, Ronnie Hutton, Phil & Betty Welker, and Dwyane & Gail Chaffin.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

Austin & 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 Kenneth Jeffrey Hall

Kenneth Jeffrey “Rock Man” Hall of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021. Ken along with his wife Heather Owned Elite Trucking and Excavating. He loved to travel, boating and motorcycling and enjoyed living his life to the fullest. Kenneth was known to be “full throttle” and always on the move, he didn’t like being still.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jeffrey Hall; and grandparents, Ken and Sylvia Fulks.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 9 years, Heather Hall; daughters, Shelby Hall, Sydney Hall and Savanah Hall; mother, Tina Jenkins; sisters, Candice Beshay and Christina Montoya; and mother-in-law, Brenda Campbell.

floral squareThe family will receive friends from 2:00pm until 8:00pm Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville and again from 2:00pm until time of service at 3:00pm Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The funeral home asks that anyone attending the visitation and/or service to please wear a mask.
For your safety, all CDC guidelines are to be followed.

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

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Obituary for Dayved White Owl

Dayved Franklynn White Owl “Maaishu gi′geeshash” (Protecting Eagle), age 69 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Friday, February 12, 2021 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 4:00PM on Wednesday, February 17th.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00PM until the hour of service at 4:00PM.

Mr. White Owl was born on June 20th, 1951 in Elbowoods, North Dakota to the late Herbert and Madelynn (Vondall) White Owl. He served as a Cryptological Technician Operator in the United States Navy for a total of 42 years, 21 active years and 21 reserve years, and was a veteran of both the Vietnam and Iraq Wars. He was an extremely loving husband, father, and grandfather who was very involved in the activities of his grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. Mr. White Owl loved to play golf, the Washington Redskins, Chicago Cubs, Arsenal Gunners, watching historical documents and old black and white war movies. Mr. White Owl was of the Catholic Faith and extremely proud of his Hidatsa culture.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Reina White Owl; granddaughter, Hayley Sedlacek; brothers, Ron (Ruth) White Owl, Skip (Linda) White Owl, Chip White Owl, and Leland White Owl; sister, Karen Simmonds; many sons (nephews), daughters (nieces), and extended family; and adoptive parents, Clayton and Mary Rose Morehouse.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Gwen White Owl; sons, Virgil (Dana) White Owl and Jeff (Amber) White Owl; brothers, Roger White Owl, Sr. (Sarah), Randy (Noreen) White Owl, and Wilson (Teresa) White Owl; sisters, Mary Vigen, Lela White Owl, and Rhonda (Bill) Woods; grandchildren, Brittney Ziga, Tre White Owl, Sophia White Owl, Ethan White Owl, and Brandon White Owl; adopted sons, Rick (Niki) Lallish, Al (Debbie) Lampert, and Dwight (Joy) Gorder; adoptive brothers, Neal Hale, Cary Enno, Rich Larson, Tony Iverson, Mark Skibsrud, Mylo Spotted Horse, Chuck Wells, Sidrick Baker, Keith Bear, and the Smith Boys; adopted floral squaresisters, Jeanne Virag, Rose Cortez, Iris Birdbear Obes, and the Smith Sisters; many sons (nephews), daughters (nieces), and extended family.

Since Mr. White Owl was an organ donor, if so desired memorial contributions may be made to Tennessee Donors Services, 566 Mainstream Dr., Nashville, TN 37228.

Austin & 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 Earl Lloyd Dunn

Age 77 of Hendersonville passed away February 12, 2021 at the Residence of Alive Hospice. He was born November 18, 1943 in Sumner County, TN to Burle & Eva Walker Dunn. He worked as a concrete mason before his retirement. He enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles,and especially enjoyed riding in Bike Rides for charities.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pat Mangrum Dunn; 4 brothers, Pete, Roy, Buster & Henry; 3 sisters, Brenda Jean, Margaret Ann & Elsie Mae. He is survived by his daughters, Brenda Jean Dunn, Hendersonville, TN and Jennifer Dunn, Port Richie, FL; brother, Harvey Dunn, Tacoma, WA; sisters, Barbara Dunn and Linda Ann Mooneyhan, both of Cottontown, TN and Mary Sue Roberts, Madison, TN; 3 grandchildren, Breanna, Michael and Joshua.

floral squareA memorial service is scheduled for Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2 pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation is planned for Monday, February 22, 2021 11am until the hour of service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Betty Holder

“Betty” Jean Tucker Holder, age 73 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Friday, February 12, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Sunday, February 14th, with Bro. Paul Edwards officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant View United Methodist Church Cemetery with Robert Holder, Adam Hurt, Kyle Hurt, Steve Butler, Joseph Butler, and Eric Roberson serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, February 13th from 4:00PM until 7:00PM and again on Sunday from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mrs. Holder was born on May 8, 1947 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and raised in Middleton, Tennessee to the late Ulysses Thorton “Bill” and Willie Mynatt Tucker. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Rebecca Applegate.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Harold Holder; daughters, Jennifer (Kyle) Hurt of Pleasant View, Marilyn (Steve) Butler of Jasper, Al.; son, Robert Holder of Knoxville, Tn.; sisters, Dorothy Wilbanks of Walnut, Ms., Debbie Frost (John Giles) of Toone, Tn., brothers, Richard (Vicky) Tucker of Middleton, Tn., floral squareDavid (Peggi) Tucker of Traverse City, Mi.; grandchildren, Lindsay and Kathryn Howell of Pleasant View, Adam Hurt of Nashville, Emma and Joseph Butler of Wetumpka, Al.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View United Methodist Church at 2621 Church St, Pleasant View, Tn. or American Diabetes Association at 220 Great Circle Road, Ste. 134, Nashville, Tn. 37228.

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Austin & 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 Mary Elizabeth Lipscomb

Mary Elizabeth Lipscomb, age 101 of Ridgetop, TN passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2021 at Stone Ridge Nursing Home in Ridgetop, TN.

Her funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield on Sunday, February 14th at 2:00 PM with Bro. Michael Smith officiating. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery with Stan Cherry, David Cherry, Chris Adcock, Kenny Adams, Dwayne Adcock and Johnny Fisher serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 4pm to 7pm, Saturday, February 13th and 12pm until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.

She was born is Robertson County, TN on November 25, 1919 to the late Harvey Wesley and Carrie Frances Reynolds Gregory. She was preceded in death by husband and father of her children, Howard Carr; second husband Zelma Lipscomb; daughter, Mary Ellen Mondt; brothers, Walter Gregory, Carl Gregory, Harold Gregory; Raymond Gregory; sisters, Fern Nash, Margaret Fisher and Rachel Starks.

Mrs. Lipscomb was one of the first students in 1957 to attend Jesse Holman Jones Hospital LPN nursing class and where she was able to continue her love of nursing up to her retirement after 28yrs of service. She loved her family, cooking, sewing and going to church. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

floral squareShe is survived by daughters, Frances Adcock of Springfield, Doretha Carr of Springfield, Mildred (Rick) Groves of Portland; sister, Barbara Jean Wilhelm of Greenbrier; 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to North Springfield Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 509 Walnut Street Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Vicki Lynn Vassar

Vicki Lynn Vasser age 66 of Portland, TN passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at her home. Mrs. Vasser was very family oriented, a loving wife and mother, and loved to garden. She was very strong willed, a God believing, and church going lady.

Mrs. Vasser was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 brother, Joe McGown.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Rodger Vasser; son, Patrick (Tina) Harper; grandchildren, Mason Scott Lee Harper, Samantha Bailey Harper and Kelly Marie Tidwell; sister-in-law, Brenda McGown; and a niece, Christi McGown.

The family received friends from 3:00pm until 7:00pm on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville.

There will be a private family memorial service at a later date.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to Hendersonville Parks and Recreation, 101 Maple Drive N., Hendersonville, TN 37075.

The funeral home asks that anyone attending the visitation and/or service to please wear a mask.
For your safety, all CDC guidelines are to be followed.

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

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Obituary for Neal Morris Merlis

Age 77 of Cross Plains Passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his home. He was born March 1, 1943 in Brookline, Massachusetts to William & Sarah Bloom Merlis. He worked as a General Manager for UniFirst. He enjoyed golf and racquetball. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines and was an avid animal lover, especially his cat, Callie.

He is preceded in death by his parents; First wife, Elaine Merlis; brother, Paul Merlis. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Merlis, Cross Plains, TN; son, Eric (Suzanne) Merlis, Boston, MA; step-son, Mike (Kim) Lilly, Cross Plains, TN 4 grandchildren, Cassie, Erin, Emily and Zoey; 1 great-granddaughter, Lilly.

floral squareA memorial service was held Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 5pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Rabbi Laura Abraisli officiating. Visitation was held Sunday, February 14, 2021 3-5pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Helen Vick

Helen Elaine Nottingham Vick, age 79 of Greenbrier passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at her residence.

Funeral Services will be held at 1pm on Thursday February 18, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The family will receive friends 4pm to 7pm Wednesday, February 17th and 10 am Thursday until the hour of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brian Dean, Jason Shoumake, Daniel Hunter, Chris Moore, Kris Stewart and Zach Jones serving as pallbearers.

She was born in Portsmouth, VA on July 6, 1941 to the late Francis Marion and Mary Nottingham. She was also preceded in death by husband, Woodrow Wilson Vick II; son, Woodrow Wilson Vick III and sister, Mary Frances Barnes.

She was a homemaker and loved her family very much. She enjoyed her cat, knitting, crocheting and watching TV.

floral squareShe is survived by daughters, Vicki (Randy) Shoumake of Barren Plains, Edie (Scottie) Dean of Greenbrier; sister, Lee (Paul) Saur of VA; brothers, Larry Nottingham of Waverly, TN, Nick (Pauline) Nottingham of Waverly, TN, George (Pat) Nottingham of VA and nephew and caregiver, Raymond Morris; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN.

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Obituary for Lola Beth Pace

Age 78 of Cottontown went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at her home. She was born August 30, 1942 in Littlefield, Texas to Vernon Cornelius & Georgia May Thornton Cox. She worked as a bookkeeper for Starplex before becoming disabled. She was a member of Christ Worship Center. She enjoyed studying her Bible, writing and playing hymns on the piano.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Carlton Cox. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Glen Pace, Cottontown, TN; son, Gregory Neil (Renee) Pace, Mount Juliet, TN; daughter, Gena Beth (Scott) Patterson, Springfield, TN; sister, Lanelle Osborne, Garland, TX; 4 grandchildren, Eric Neuner, Rachelle Pace, Krystal Brockman and Jessica Warrick; 6 great-grandchildren, Jackson, Gabrielle, Isabella, Scout, Carson and Cara.

floral squareFuneral service was held Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 2pm at Christ Worship Center with Bro. Steve Malone officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Sunday, February 14, 2021 1-2pm at the church.

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

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Obituary for Vestel C. Malone

Vestel C. Malone, age 84 of Greenbrier, TN passed away February 9, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 12pm on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. Cremation followed after the service. The family received friends from 10am until the time of service on Saturday. Masonic rites will also took place at the service on Saturday.

He was born in Pickett Co. TN on March 3, 1936 to the late Roy Carson and Laura Mae Masiongale Malone. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Lou Malone; brother, William “Bill” David Malone.

floral squareHe was of the Baptist faith, a Veteran of the US Army and was a Mason. He was retired from Roadway trucking as a truck driver.
He is survived by nephews, Gerald Stephens of Aransas, TX, Jackie Stephens of Greenbrier, Billy Stephens of Jasper, GA, Jeremy Graham of Fairview, TN; nieces, Bertha Sheila Campbell and Angela Dawn Stephens of Chatsworth, GA.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Shriners Organization.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN.

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Obituary for Sarah Dunn

Sarah Hailey Dunn, daughter of the Lord Jesus Christ passed away February, 9, 2021, at the age of 96.

A Graveside Service will be held Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11am in the Elmwood Cemetery with Brother Randy Riggs officiating. Burial will follow with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield prior to the graveside service beginning at 10:30am.

Mrs. Dunn was born October 29, 1924 in Brush Creek, TN to the late Hugh Taylor and Roberta Gualtney Hailey. Due to her mother’s untimely death at a very young age, she spent most of her enjoyable times with her beloved grandmother, sister, aunt, and cousins. She married in 1947 and loved the home in Nashville that they built in 1954 and raised their family. Although very humble with her gifts, Sarah loved quilting and created many beautiful, cherished family heirlooms. It is also said that she had a natural gift for playing the piano. She diligently worked for South Central Bell in Nashville for 25 years and was a faithful member of Belle Meade United Methodist Church of Nashville. Known for her kind spirit, this “sweet young lady” was most intent on reading the scriptures everyday and praying for her family. She was a picture of God’s grace, and we praise the Lord for the gift He has lent us in Sarah.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Dunn is preceded in death by her husband, Joe C. Dunn and sister, Marian Woodham. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Debbie Dunn of Franklin, TN; daughter, Cynthia Dunn of Nunnelly, TN; grandchildren, Gail Frey of Boise, ID and Camille Dunn of Franklin, TN; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 509 Walnut Street Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Ollie “Judy” G. Brock

Age 92 of White House passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Brookdale Memory Care in Goodlettsville, TN. She was born April 12, 1928 in Boma, TN to Sam & Sarah Stewart Whitehead.

She worked for Neu Hoff in the meat processing business. Mrs. Brock never had any children of her own but became a mother to so many in her life. She and her husband loved and raised horses and mules. They grew gardens and shared their vegetables with many neighbors and friends over the years. Part of their farm was sold for the building of Al’s Food Valu and part of the right of way for the building of Raymond Hirsch Parkway was donated to the city of White House. She was very proud of the fact that she was awarded her 50 year membership plaque for service to the Ladies Auxiliary of the White House American Legion Post #206. She was a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Riley “R.K.” Brock; 4 brothers, Noel Whitehead, Ralph Whitehead, Rubert Whitehead and Solon Whitehead; 2 sisters, Willene Kennedy and Mildred Robinson. She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews that loved her so much.

floral squareA graveside service was held Friday, February 12, 2021 at 1pm in Hillcrest Cemetery, with Bro. Morris Watson officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

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Obituary for Ovella “Judy” Key Walters

Age 80 of Cross Plains, TN passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born May 25, 1940 in Smith County, TN to Gilbert Phylander & Bessie Dixon Sutton. She worked for 24 years as an assembly line worker for Anchor Wire and had attended Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing BINGO, collecting glassware and bird watching, especially hummingbirds.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Daniel J. Walters; son, Robert Rader; daughter, Rita Lynn Rader; step-son, Terry Walters; sister, Ruby Boyd; two infant brothers; infant great-granddaughter. She is survived by her son, David Jefferson Walters, Orlinda, TN; brother, Tommy Harold (Marilyn) Sutton, Nashville, TN; 2 grandchildren, Christopher Smith and Danielle Rader; 4 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was held Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 12 noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home In White House with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. Interment followed in Dixon Springs Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Friday, February 12, 2021 4-8pm and Saturday, February 13, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Joyce Hollingsworth

Joyce Blankenship Hollingsworth, age 84, of Springfield, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother David Evans and Martin Babb officiating. Burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with Michael Hollingsworth, Justin Hollingsworth, Chris Hollingsworth, Blake Hollingsworth, Gavin Hollingsworth, Jack Hollingsworth, Jerry Dozier and Andy Mason serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday from 9am until the hour of service at 12 noon.

Joyce was born February 24, 1936 in Nashville to the late Frances W. and Mildred Bellamy Blankenship. She met Ralph, the love of her life, in high school following a school program. Ralph says he mustered enough courage to go up and speak to her and ask if he could call her. The rest is history as they say and she and Ralph spent almost 70 years together. She is known to all who loved her as “Grammy”. Joyce and Ralph travelled all over the country square dancing with the Springfield Squares. She loved playing Bridge, any kind of card game, Dominos, and listening to the Bill Gaither Trio. Whether at their lake house or at home, she loved sitting in her swing and watching her hummingbirds and flowers. Every morning began the same way … with a Coca Cola and a straw. Joyce was the co-owner of Car and Home Supply, Co. and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church where she cared for the children in the nursery for over 40 years. Despite her illness the past few years, she NEVER complained no matter how she was feeling. Her first concern was always her family members and friends, not herself. According to her family, Joyce had an incredible memory. If she spent any time at all with you – she remembered your family and children’s names, birth dates, anniversaries etc. Known for her potato salad and lemon ice box pies as well as many other dishes, Joyce said what she meant and meant what she said.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 66 years, Ralph Hollingsworth; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Lee and Betsy Hollingsworth and Glenn Mark and Debbie Hollingsworth, all of Springfield; grandchildren and spouses, Michael and Michelle Hollingsworth, Chris and Jessica Hollingsworth, Victoria Hollingsworth, Justin and floral squareLaura Hollingsworth, Blake and Kimberly Hollingsworth and Laura Kay and Allan Crawford. Mrs. Hollingsworth is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Robertson County Animal Shelter. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 509 Walnut Street Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Patsy Holt

Patsy Lynn Minnis Holt, age 70, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday, February 8, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Barry Throneberry and Brother Joe Rushing officiating. Interment followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Cory Derseweh, Chance Derseweh, Stephen Baldwin, Gary Minnis, Gene Minnis and Chad Shelton serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mrs. Holt was born May 5, 1950 in Robertson County to the late Kelly Hubert Minnis and Eunice Highsmith Minnis. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, watching hummingbirds and spending time with her family. She especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was known for her sense of humor.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Holt is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Holt and her sister, Diane Smith of Barren Plains.

Mrs. Holt is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and Stephen Baldwin of Springfield and Christy and Cory Derseweh of Cross Plains; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Sheryl Minnis and Gary and Suzanne Minnis, all of Springfield; sister, Barbara Evetts of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Chance and Breanna Derseweh floral squareof Barren Plains, Hailey Baldwin of Springfield and Mandee Faulkner of North Carolina; and great-grandchildren, Aubree Derseweh, Trinity Faulkner and Timothy “T.J.” Faulkner.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Main Street Church of Christ Building Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 509 Walnut Street Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Reba Dean Hulen

Reba Dean Ledford Hulen, age 83, of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, Fenruary 8, 2021 at the Hendersonville Medical Center. Mrs. Hulen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a dog lover, a big joker and loved to kid around. Mrs. Hulen spent a lot of her time as a hospital and nursing home volunteer.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Eller Smith Ledford; and 8 brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Hulen is survived by her husband of 47 years, Wade Hulen; daughter, Brenda (Doug) Wood; grandchildren, Shea (Michael) Turner and Matthew (Liz) Wood; great-grandchildren, Logan Wood, Tucker Wood and Graham Wood; sisters, Joyce Hancock and Carolyn (Troy) Vaughn; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 11:00am until her Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Pkwy NE South Tower, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30328 or visit www.heart.org

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Jean Durham Jones

Jean Durham Jones, 88, of Greenbrier, passed away on Sunday February 7, 2021 at NorthCrest Health.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday February 11th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Heflin officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeremy Jones, Josh Clinard, Dallas Gilbert, Kyle Jones, Brandon Jones, Dustin Jones, Colton Jones, and Matthew Jones serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jones was born September 3, 1932 in Springfield to the late James Floyd and Lillie Grace Woodard Durham. She was a homemaker and a member of Eastland Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Jones loved reading, watching cooking shows and cooking for her family. Across the years she enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and many of her Hillcrest neighbor’s children.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Richard B. “Cotton” Jones, and by her siblings: Billy Durham, Dottie Carroll, and Ann McIntosh. Mrs. Jones is survived floral squareby her sons and daughters-in-law: Ronnie and Vickie Jones of Chattanooga, Eddie and Vivian Jones of New Hampshire, by her daughters and sons-in-law: Diane and Ricky Clinard of Greenbrier, Patti and Larry Gilbert of Adams, by her brother: Joe Durham of Nashville, and by her 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions can be made to Eastland Heights Baptist Church or to Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Obituary for Patricia Ann “Pat” Collins

Patricia Ann “Pat” Collins, 72, of Springfield, passed from this life on Sunday February 7, 2021 at St. Thomas West Hospital.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday February 10th at 3:00 p.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens. Family and friends served as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Pat was born August 16, 1948 in Nashville to the late Hervie and Lucille Beckham Hutcherson. She was a retired secretary with the Robertson County Board of Education and a member of Springfield Baptist Church. Pat loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

floral squarePat is survived by her husband of 50 years: Jerry Wayne Collins of Springfield, by her son and daughter-in-law: Clint and Kim Collins of Cedar Hill, by her daughter and son-in-law: Amy and Brandon Frank of Greenbrier, and by her grandchildren: Hailey, Tanner, Emmeline, Finley, and Ivy Collins, Kaiya and Madyson Conley.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the American Cancer Society.

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Obituary for Billy Drake

Billy Hugo Drake, age 85 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Wednesday, February 10th, with Bro. Kevin Williams officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with Nat Drake, Brad Galbreath, Ben Binkley, Michael Douglas, Ezra Binkley, and Jerry Drake serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Drake and Randy Chamberlain.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 9th from 4:00PM until 7:00PM and again on Wednesday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Drake was born on August 23rd, 1935 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late R.D. and Minnie James Drake. He was a tobacco farmer and loved square dancing, Bluegrass music festivals, and attending NASCAR races. He dearly loved his family and grandchildren and was a member of Sycamore Chapel Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Charles E. Drake; and sister, Viola Drake Chamberlain.

floral squareSurvivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Mary Joyce Drake; son, Billy “Wade” (Tish) Drake; and grandchildren, Lacey (Brad) Galbreath, and Nathaniel “Nat” Drake.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Avalon Hospice, 226 Uffelman Drive, Clarksville, Tennessee 37043.

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Austin & 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 Ruth Ann Nichols

Ruth Ann Nichols, age74 of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at her home.

No local services are planned. There will be a memorial service planned and announced for a later date in Momence, IL.

She was born in Kankakee, IL on March 11, 1946 to the late Leslie William and Bernadine Madeline Lagesse Duguay. She was also preceded in death by a brother, William Duguay.

She was a Recovery Specialist in the Banking industry. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren very much. She loved all Chicago sports teams and events. She also loved country music and reading.

floral squareShe is survived by daughters, Penny (Christian) Gertsch of Greenbrier, TN, Jennifer (William) Klecan of Greenbrier, TN; daughter by choice, Belinda (Rob) Kennedy of Vero Beach, FL; sister, Nancy Lowman of Kankakee, IL; grandchildren, Kendra Gertsch, Andrew Gertsch, Lauren Klecan and Abigail Klecan.
Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com

Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwt 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Jeff Woodward

Jeffrey “Jeff” Lee Woodward, age 52 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee died Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his home.

Jeffrey was born on April 6, 1968 in St. Petersburg, Florida to Bobby Woodward and the late Linda Gay Woodward. He worked in plaster and stucco construction. He loved deep sea fishing, working out, and his Florida State Seminoles. He loved life, family, and everyone he came in contact with and was of the Lutheran faith.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a sister, Jeanie (Henry) Larisey; nieces, Kelcie (Taylor) Brittain and Kennedie Larisey; great niece, Aveah Covell; great nephews, Attikus Covell and Ford Brittain; and his special dog, Gator.

floral squareIf so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Dimentia Society of America, 1718 Church St. #330456, Nashville TN. 37203

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

Austin & 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 Robert L. (Bob) Watson

Robert L. (Bob) Watson, age 93, of Princeton, KY, formerly of Springfield, TN, passed away on February 4, 2021, at St. Paul’s Life Community, South Bend, Indiana, where he resided during his last three years.

Bob was born November 20, 1927 in Springfield, TN to the late Walter Wade and Clara Ella Leftrick Watson. He learned at an early age the value of an honest day’s labor while working on his parents’ farm and the local lumber company. Along the way he developed skills in mechanics and carpentry.

A veteran of our Armed Forces, Bob served in the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic in World War II, and also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After the wars, Bob moved north in the early 50’s to the Detroit area where he worked commercial construction and then as a carpenter at Ford Motor Company. He also built several homes in the area while working full-time at Ford. He was an excellent wood worker and many times crafted his own cabinets and furniture. Later, Bob moved to Princeton, KY where he continued to remodel and build houses while selling and installing overhead doors, and was the Western KY Distributor for Gyro Tech Automatic Doors. In his later years, Bob and his wife, Ruth Ann, built their work of art – a beautiful cabin at a horse-riding community in Jamestown, TN. Bob and Ruth Ann also spent many years wintering in Arizona where they cultivated numerous lifelong friendships.

After spending time in Jamestown, Bob and Ruth Ann returned to Princeton. They were members of Donaldson Missionary Baptist Church and were devout Christians. They were also members of the local chapter of Woodmen of the World.

Through all of Bob’s endeavors, he was an avid Horseman and always found time for horses. He was happiest when in the saddle. Bob owned, bred, trained, shoed and rode. He participated in numerous “Trail Rides”, including 25 times at the Cross-Country Trail Ride in Eminence, MO. At the age of 72, he was the oldest Horseman to complete the “240-mile Shore to Shore (Lake Huron to Lake Michigan) Trail Ride”, (one way and back again). He and his wife Ruth Ann frequently camped and rode at Wranglers Camp at Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky.

Bob’s family would like to thank all of the very special and caregivers at St. Paul’s Life Community, who took such good care of Bob his last three years. Their love and compassion was particularly important during these trying times of COVID.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife: Ruth Ann Smith Watson, his brothers: Howard “Buck” and Edgar “Eddie” Watson. Bob is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Robert A. and Karen J. Koszyk Watson of South Bend, IN, his step-daughter: Stacy Boone and husband Jeff of Princeton, Ky, his sisters: Georgia Bryant of Madison, TN, and Shirley Holt and husband Kirby of Marietta, GA, his step grandchildren: Justin Boone and Jordan Boone Talley, his step great grandchildren: Boone, Jo Talley and George, and many nieces and nephews.

Dad, we hope you’re riding on the wind, a top your favorite horse. You were our loving cowboy and will be greatly missed.

floral squareFuneral services were conducted at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday February 13th in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN, with Jeff Boone and Rick Morgan officiating. The family received friends from 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. before the funeral.

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Obituary for Patricia Ann Hardison Carlisle

Patricia Ann Hardison Carlisle, 67, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Thursday February 4, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday February 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Robert Inman, David Inman, George Brown, Edwin Lance, Bailey Mays, James McKinney, Chris Leftrick, and Matt Green serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were J.C. Swafford, Josh Swafford, Evan Brown, and Luke Brown. The family received friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Patricia was born September 13, 1953 in Springfield to the late Thad Ray and Dorothy Bagby Hardison. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1973. Patricia had worked as a Pharmacist assistant at Corner Drug Store in Greenbrier and then at the Joelton Prescription Shop. She was a member of Eastland Heights Baptist Church. Patricia loved bowling, cooking, traveling, and being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Joe Carlisle of Greenbrier, whom she would be married to 50 years this coming May, by her son and daughter-in-law: Jeff and Lynn Carlisle of Greenbrier, by her brother and sister-in-law: Jerry and Lesa Hardison of floral squareWoodlawn, by her sisters and brothers-in-law: Martha and Charles Redfern of Cedar Hill, Jean Clinard of Springfield, Sue Adams of Cedar Hill, Wanda and Ronald Clinard of Springfield, Lucille and Jack Foy of Waynesboro, VA, and Tina Hardison of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Connor (Taylor) Peach, Katelen (Landin) Dickens, and Kennedy Carlisle, and by her great grandchildren: Macon and Winston Dickens.

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Obituary for James Edward Logan Carter

James Edward Logan Carter, 90, of Adams, passed away on Wednesday February 3, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday February 6th at 11:00 a.m. in the Highland Cemetery in Guthrie, KY with Billy Vogle officiating. Pallbearers were Ricky Carter, Ronnie Carter, Logan Carter, Sam Lowe, Josh Lowe, and Wayne Evans. There was no public visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Carter was born May 6, 1930 in Olmstead, KY to the late James Edward “Jim” and Leasee Blackburn Carter. He was a retired farmer and a member of Cedar Hill Church of Christ. Mr. Carter enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and hunting arrowheads. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Ruth Evelyn Riley Carter, by his son-in-law: Denny Lowe, and by his siblings: Robert Carter and Viola Carter Keay.

Mr. Carter is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law: Ronnie Carter of Adams, Ricky Carter of Adams, Neil and Susie Carter of floral squareAdams, by his daughters: Cathy Lowe of Adams and Connie Carter of Adams, by his grandchildren: Sam Lowe, Logan Carter, Josh Lowe, Courtney Carter, Taylor Carter, Sheena Lyttle, Ashley Tabb, and Chris Thompson, and by 13 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Hill Church of Christ and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

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Obituary for Jackie Hunter

Gordon “Jackie” Lee Hunter, age 70 of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 3:00PM on Saturday, February 6th, with Bro. Drake Jenkins officiating and Max Vick sharing memories & recollections. Jackie will be buried at a later date in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at 3:00PM.

Mr. Hunter was born on August 4th, 1950 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late Charles Cullum and Dollie Eva Hutchinson Hunter. He was a proud United States Navy veteran and member of Ashland City Church of Christ. Mr. Hunter retired from the Materials & Tests division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation as well as Smith, Seckman, and Reid, Inc. as an engineer consultant. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Larry Hunter, Dale Hunter, and Buford Hunter; and sisters, Fay Milam, Frances Seay, and Pauline Powers.

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Judy Mayo Hunter; sons, Christopher Lee (Rachel) Hunter, and Shane Nicholas (Brittany) Hunter; brothers, Glendon Hunter, George Hunter, and Harvey (Connie) Hunter; sisters, Hilda (Paul) Clay, Betty Lou Batey, floral squareCherry (Donald) Ellis; and grandchildren, Sailor Hunter, Matt Hunter, and Jamie Brom.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to either the Cheatham County Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 52, Ashland City, Tennessee, the Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, or the charity of one’s choice.

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Austin & 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 Juanita Low Austin

Age 73 of Cross Plains passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at her home. She was born March 24, 1947 in Nashville, TN to Gidlow and Ethel Gertrude Nunley Dixon. She worked as a hairdresser and was the owner/operator of Olathe Beauty Academy. She had attended Owens Chapel Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Austin, brothers, Mac, Joe, Odell, Raymond and Randy. She is survived by her son, Mitchell (Christine) Smith, Cross Plains, TN; brother, Roy floral square(Cindy) Dixon, Hartsville, TN; sisters, Peggy (Jimmy) Austin and Lorene (Kevin) Austin, both of Cross Plains, TN; 12 step-grandchildren; 5 step-great grandchildren.

A graveside committal service was held Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 2pm in the Hillcrest Cemetery Columbarium, with Bro. Doug Lee officiating.

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

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Obituary for Ronnie Lee Rippy

Ronnie Lee Rippy, age 68 of Greenbrier passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral Services were held at 1pm on Saturday, February 6th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home with Bro. Donnie Bryant officiating. The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Friday, February 5th and 11am until the hour of service on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with Derek Lovell, Tony Ryan and Ronnie Weaver serving as pallbearers.

Ronnie was born in Springfield on January 12, 1953 to the late Pete Cleveland and Sallie Hulsey Rippy. He was also preceded in death by sister, Patsy Rippy; brothers, James Rippy, Joe Rippy and Billy Rippy.

He was of the Baptist faith and a Heavy Equipment Operator in the Construction business. He loved his family, his horses and pony rides. He knew just about everybody and loved to talk and tell stories.

floral squareHe is survived by a sister, Barbara Lovell; numerous nieces and nephews and close friends who he considered family, Pam Collins, Joe Collins, Corey Collins, Allison Collins and Sarah Collins.
Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com
Due to COVID-19, the family request that anyone visiting at the funeral home at either the visitation or the funeral to please wear a mask while in the building.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home
2619 HWY 41 S Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Paula Thomason

Paula Allen Thomason, age 71, of Greenbrier, passed away Monday, February 1, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:30am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Harold Miller officiating. Burial followed in the Springhill Cemetery in Madison with Paul Thompson, Allen Thompson, Bubba Anderson, Corey Thompson, Mitch Pope and Gary Pope serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4-8pm and again on Friday from 9am until the hour of service at 11:30am.

Ms. Thomason was born February 22, 1949 in Nashville to the late Vernon and Doris jean Simpson Allen. She was a nurse at General Hospital, she loved sewing, playing bingo, the Hallmark Channel, playing Candy Crush and coloring on her ipad.

In addition to her parents Ms. Thomason is preceded in death by her sister, Linda Thompson. She is survived by her son, Greg (Joshlyn) Thomason of Greenbrier; daughter, Suzanne (Lee) King of floral squareCedar Hill; siblings, Tommy (Frances) Allen, JoAnn (Harold) Miller and Lorrie (Gary) Pope; uncle, Paul Simpson; grandchildren, Katie Walker, Forrest Thomason and Lyla Thomason; and great-grandson, Hunter Anderson. Ms. Thomason is also survived by her beloved dog, “Sissy”.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 509 Walnut Street Springfield, TN 37172

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