In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 21, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 21, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries February 15-21, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Rickey Ward

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Rickey Ward, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle. His remains will be cremated, and no services are scheduled at this time.

Rickey was born May 12, 1955 in Little Rock, AR to James Earnest Ward and Shirley Whitney. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired electrician and maintenance man. Rickey enjoyed the outdoors where he spent most of his free time sitting around a bonfire, playing horseshoes, fishing, or relaxing in the pool.

floral squareOn November 13, 1981, he married his wife, Pamela Sue Grayson Ward. They enjoyed 39 years together and raised three children, a son: Rickey Lee Ward, Jr, a daughter: Amber Nicole Walker Ward, and a stepdaughter: Brandy Michelle Waterman Walton. Rickey is also survived by his son: Brandon Lee Ward and by 4 grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Darlene Prium Griede

Darlene Prium Griede, 75, of Springfield, passed away on Friday February 19, 2021 at Morningside of Springfield.

Memorial services will be conducted Monday March 1st at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Martin Babb officiating. Inurnment will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the National Cemetery in Madison. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Griede was born January 28, 1946 in Chicago, IL to the late John and Hilda Vansyle Prium. She was a homemaker and a member of Springfield Baptist Church. Mrs. Griede enjoyed scrapbooking, reading, especially Christian Bible studies, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Harry James Griede, Jr., and by her brothers: Henry and Hardy Prium.

floral squareMrs. Griede is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Michael and Carrie “C.J.” Griede of Springfield, by her sisters: Joanna Schultz of Phoenix, AZ and Grace Debore of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and by her godchild: Robin Hunter of Demoine, IL.

If so desired, memorial contributions can be given to the Robertson County Animal Shelter and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Taylor Macrafic

Taylor Patience Macrafic, age 26 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Sunday, February 21, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 7:00PM on Friday, February 26th, with Pastor Rick Roberts of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Bro. John Richardson of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in EverRest of Cheatham at 11:00AM on Saturday, February 27, with Trevor Williams, Asa Williams, Travis Peterson, Alec Williams, Houston Hudspeth,and BJ Macrafic serving as pallbearers.

There will be no visitation on Saturday prior to the burial.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00PM until the hour of service at 7:00PM on Friday, February 26.

Taylor was born on July 21, 1994 in Tomah, Wisconsin to Sammy Jo (Winston Vaughn) and JW Williams. She was a Christian that dedicated her life to serving others as a friend and as a beloved cosmetologist at Terra Medspa in Pleasant View. She had an unforgettable and infectious smile. Taylor was a great human being and a friend to everyone that met her. She had a presence that was unrivaled. She was a proud hairstylist and had the ability to show everyone their own true beauty inside and out.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Manuel Macrafic; great uncle, Dan Peterson; and great grandfather, Papa John.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brothers, Trevor (Lana) Williams, Asa Williams and daughter, Jade, and Alec “Cowboy” Williams; great grandmother, Eileen Macrafic; grandmothers, Sandy Jo & Patty; Aunt Mandy & Mark Brockman and their children, Jonathan Hendrickson, Kylie and Makenna Brockman, Aunt Chris Peterson and children Travis and Heather Peterson, Uncle B J Macrafic and child Evan Macrafic, Uncle Mike Macrafic and children, Kayla Macrafic (Nathan “Tater” Whitehead) and Danielle Mills; grandparents, Nana & Papa, grandma Sandi, Tara and Chris Heintz, Erin Radcliffe; The Krupa Boys, and special friends, Ashley, Mattie, Matt, Bec, Maryann, Grady, Samantha, floral squareDalton, and a host of other loving friends; and her special fur-child, Oakley.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Taylor’s mother, Sammy Jo Williams, for a future scholarship in cosmetology in her memory.

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 E. Ellis

Robert Elder Ellis, age 78 of Greenbrier, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 12pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Brother Ralph Carter officiating. The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm of Wednesday, February 24th and 10am until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens.

He was born September 6, 1942 in Cedar Hill, Tennessee to the late George C. and Maude Agnes Ogg Ellis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Melba Rhea Moulton Ellis; brothers, Hershel Ellis, Ray Ellis; sister, Dot Justice and son-in-law, Mickey Petty.
He loved his family very much and enjoyed bowling, basketball and baseball. He was a 1961 graduate of Coopertown High School where he played on the basketball team.

floral squareHe is survived by children, Scott Ellis of Greenbrier, Shelia Petty of Goodlettsville, Mike (Tonia) Ellis of Greenbrier; sister, Leona Ayers of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Whitney Nowik, Daniel Ellis, Ashley Biggs, Cameron Ellis, Cason Ellis and 7 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Norris Dean Day

Age 68 of Cottontown, TN, formerly of Michigan, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at his daughter’s home. He was born November 26, 1952 in Detroit, MI to Anthony Ira & Doris Keeney Day. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for Taylor Door before his retirement.

He was an avid golfer and he enjoyed listening to Classic Rock music and loved spending time with his family and friends. He also loved attending the annual CMA Festival and had become a lover of Country music as well. He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his daughter, Katrina (Rick) Doty, Jr., Cottontown, TN; brother, Lenny (Marilyn) Day, Auburn Hills, MI; sisters, Diane (Jim) Schmitt, West Branch, MI and ; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive.

floral squareThe family will receive guests from 5-8PM Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Buresh Funeral Home and from 10AM until the time of the service at 11AM on Friday, February 26, 2021. Funeral services will be handled by Buresch-Bennett Funeral Home 101 East Harrison Street Prescott, MI 48756 Interment will be in Clayton Township Cemetery in Sterling MI with a luncheon to follow at the Clayton Township Hall.

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

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Arrangements for Wayne Dickerson

Wayne Donnell Dickerson was born June 4, 1953 to the late Robert and Rowen Dickerson. On Sunday, February 14, 2021, Our Lord and Savior saw fit for Wayne to take his rest.

Wayne accepted Christ at a early age at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. He was currently a member of The Temple Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He truly enjoyed good preaching and good singing.
He was educated in the Robertson County School System, graduating from Springfield High School with the Class of 1971. He continued his education by attending Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Wayne worked for over thirty years with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency as an Investment Specialist with the state in Nashville Tennessee.

Wayne was affectionately known as “Donnie” to family and friends. He was a very loving, caring, and dedicated Son, Brother, Uncle (where he was a Daddy figure as well as a Granddaddy.) He was loved and will be missed by many.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, A. D., Robert (Bobby), and Darrell (Butch) Dickerson; and niece, Mia Shaw.

Wayne leaves to cherish his memories: loving and dedicated sister and brother-in-law, Mary Sue and Timothy Martin; loving and dedicated nephews and nieces, Kelvin and LaKisha Dickerson; Alonna and Kelvin, Jr.; nieces, Carmen (Robert) Sikora, Carol Lynn (Terrence) Payne, and Vondra (Damien) Smith; nephew, Jeffery Dickerson; great-nieces, Natasha Dickerson and Damaria Smith; great-nephews, Darius Hyde, Andrecus Dickerson, Calvin and Calvonta Shaw and Damarion Smith; a host of other nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Shirley Dickerson and Martha Dickerson; loving and special friends, Virginia Matthews, Tereasa Taylor, Cheryl Roberts, Brenda Austin, Elaine Woodard, Kemekis Reshon, Deborah Luter, Gloria Johnson, Connell Garrett, Jeff Easton, Silas Gardner and Herbert Barbee.

floral squareServices were Public walk through viewing and visitation, Sunday February 21, 2021 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with graveside services at Restlawn Memorial Garden with Pastor Darrell Drumwright, officiant and eulogy, Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Keep The Dickerson Family In Your Prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Arrangements for Maria “Reasha” Taylor Pacheco

On February 13, 2021 God called one of His angels home, Maria Shonsha Taylor Pacheco. Maria was born July 21, 1970 to Vera Leavell Taylor and the late John E. Taylor in Robertson County Tennessee.
She attended Robertson County Schools with the Class o 1988. Maria professed a hope in Christ at an early age at the Church of God, and she later joined Community Baptist Church.

In 1992 Maria was united in Holy Matrimony to Jose B. Pacheco, and one beautiful child was born, Alexcz V. Pacheco Turnley from this union. Maria “Resha” loved the Lord, and was a faithful member of the church serving on the Usher Board. Resha” was a fighter and wouldn’t let her sickness or anything get her down. “Resha,” baby, no more pain, weary days or sleepless night, baby, It’s all over. Take your rest.

She also loved working with the B.S.W. and the Springfield Children’s Clinic. She had just started her new business, that was something that she put her whole heart into.

She was preceded in death by her father, John E. Taylor; grandparents, Elizabeth Farmer, George Leavell, Sr., Jesse Farmer, Gladys Taylor and L. C. Taylor.

Maria leaves to cherish her precious memories: her loving and devoted daughter, Alexcz (Mantavious, Sr.) Turnley; her loving and devoted mother Vera Taylor; one step-daughter, Samira Pacheco of Springfield, TN; two step-sons, Marco and Jose Copeland of Texas; two step grandchildren, Mantavious, Jr and Montavious Turnley; three aunts, Mary Darden, Lillie Taylor of Springfield, TN , Jeanette Leavell of Madison, TN; one uncle Bobby R. Darden of Springfield, TN; two devoted cousins who grew up like sisters, Tracie and Jackie Leavell; Resha helped raise her cousins, Okatavian “Tay Tay” Moss who will truly miss her and Sierra Savage who she helped raise. “Resha” had a host of cousins who were very kind and devoted to her, they were there when she needed them. We can’t leave out her second child, she was a great part of “Resha’s life,” Coco Chanel; two very special friends, Tara Lewis and James Flood and a host of many, many more devoted friends.

floral squareWalk-through viewing and visitation was Saturday, February 20, 2021 with Private Family Funeral Service to follow at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden with Reverend Jimmy Townsend eulogy and officiant.

Keep The Pacheco And Taylor Family In Your Prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Joy Gregory

Linda Joy Gregory, age 62 of Hendersonville, passed away on February 20, 2021.

She is survived by Steve, her husband of 39 years; two daughters, Emily Wicke (Andy) and Ellen Smithmier (Kenny); four grandchildren, Eden Wicke, Everett Wicke, Elm Wicke, and Hunt Smithmier; two sisters, Robbie Millsaps (Bryant) and June Lunn (Gary); seven nieces, Stacy Eubank, Kari Powell, Melissa Baker, Becky Chastain, Sarah Tarpley, Harper Lunn, and Hadley Lunn; two nephews, Jesse Lunn and Tanner Lunn; and her stepmother, Shirley Dorsey. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Jo Dorsey.

Joy, the middle child of three daughters, was born in Aiken, South Carolina and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended Nashville public schools and was a graduate of Stratford High School. She attended Middle Tennessee State University and Southeastern College in Springfield, MO. She married Steve and they made their home in Hendersonville, TN. She was an active member of the Community Church of Hendersonville. Joy operated an interior decorating business, but considered her most important role to be a mother and grandmother.

Even though her parents didn’t know at the time, they gave her a name that described her perfectly – “Joy”. She was the epitome of her name. She would light up a room with her presence and brought “joy” to those she encountered. Life, to her, was meant to be enJOYed. Joy was, above all else, a woman who loved and trusted the Lord. She led by example, gave without asking for anything in return, and loved without condition.

floral squareThe family gratefully appreciates all the expressions of love and kindness that have been made throughout the last few months.

No immediate funeral service is planned. The family will host a Celebration of Life in Joy’s memory at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tennessee Oncology or Alive Hospice online or Alive Hospice

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

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Obituary for Jason Dietsch

Jason Allen Dietsch, age 45 of Old Hickory, Tennessee, died Thursday, February 18, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Wednesday, February 24th, with Elder Terry Hall officiating. Jason’s remains will be cremated following the service.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 23rd from 4-7PM and again on Wednesday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Jason was born on September 25, 1975 in Omaha, Nebraska to Debbie Fields Silva and the late Rick Dietsch. He was a mechanic for Emergency Vehicle Services in Nashville and a veteran of the United States Army. He also received the Purple Heart award. He was a great mechanic, funny, loving and enjoyed four wheeling. He loved to cook, camping and most of all, to help people.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Roy Dwight Spivey.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Jennifer floral squareDietsch; son, Kolton Dietsch; stepmother, Susan Dietsch; brothers, Eric (Jennie) Dietsch, Danny Dietsch, Quenten Vanderford; sister, Mandy Vanderford; loving aunts and uncles: and mother-in-law in Patricia Spivey.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Cheatham County Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 52, Ashland City, Tn. 37015

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 Kathryn Miles-Anderton

Kathryn Miles-Anderton, age 78 died peacefully on the morning of February 18, 2021 surrounded by family in her home outside Goodlettesville, TN. She was born Kathryn Lynn Pickens to parents, William E. Pickens and Loretta Higgins Pickens on April 2, 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and went on to live in Texas, Illinois, Missouri, Arizona, Pennsylvania, California, Hawaii, and Georgia as she traveled with her husband, Gerald, during his career as a mechanical engineer.

Kathryn was a lifelong artist. From the time an elementary school art teacher told her she had talent, she strived to create visual art. As a young mother Kathryn attended classes at East Central College and Missouri University before graduating with a BFA from Arizona State University in 1987. After graduating, she changed her name to Kathryn Miles-Anderton, combining the maiden names of her two grandmothers. Over the next 20 years, she created hundreds of works of art developing her own abstract style that often focused on themes of religion and nature. She perfected a unique method using acrylic paint and mixed media, frequently incorporating found objects that reflected her travels and daily life.

Kathryn knew how to make experiences and environments around her beautiful and she was generous with her time and her resources. Birthday celebrations; holidays; graduations: Kathryn would plan and decorate to perfection. She created custom artwork for the homes and offices of her immediate and extended families, showing up to help paint and decorate in addition to delivering the art she had specifically created for the space. She was a patient and loving grandmother who was willing to spend endless hours on the floor building Lego towers, pretending to be a dinosaur, and finger painting regardless of the damage to her carpet.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Loretta and William Pickens, her husband of 50 years, Gerald Elroy McClendon and her brother, Andrew Jackson Pickens. She is survived by her sister, Anna Laura Pickens McClendon (Dale), her children Carol McClendon Casteel (Mel), Paul Gerald McClendon (Tracy), and Mary McClendon Mumford (David) and Seven grandchildren: Isaiah Casteel, Haley Casteel, Katie Casteel, Noah McClendon, Eli McClendon, Anna Mumford and Isaac Mumford. She is also survived by her niece, Laura Ann McClendon, and nephew, Mark Andrew Jackson Pickens McClendon.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Larry Pogue Scholarship Fund for aspiring artists at East Central College.

Please send checks to the East Central College Foundation, 1964 Prairie Dell Road, PO Box 387, Union, MO 63084 and write “Kathryn Miles Anderton” on the Memo line, or make a gift online and indicate in the comments that the gift is in memory of Kathryn Miles-Anderton.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Mary Swaffer

Mary Lynn Carney Swaffer, age 80, of Clarksville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Signature Health Care.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Tuesday, February 23rd, with Dr. Kathy Gaines officiating. Burial will follow in Mallory’s Church Cemetery with Billy Pentecost, Ray Gates, Larry Rediker, Richard Gillingham, Ann Swaffer, and Rachel Willhite serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, February 22nd from 3:00PM until 7:00PM and again on Tuesday from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mary was born on November 9, 1940 in Pleasant View, Tennessee to Phineas and Mabel Head Carney. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, William “Bill” Swaffer and three children, Gary, Ann, and Mark; two granddaughters, Abbie and Ellie. She is also survived by her brother, Jerry Carney and preceded in death by her sister, Vera McNabb.

Mary graduated from Cheatham County Central High School in 1958. She married Bill in 1960 and lived in both Tennessee and Texas during that time. She was a devoted, caring and loving wife and mother who was beloved by family and friends. Mary had a remarkable 25-year career with the State of Tennessee retiring as the Finance Manager with Tennessee Supreme Court. She helped countless people gain employment with the State during her tenure and undoubtedly solved many of the world’s problems with her carpool riders during that time driving to and from Nashville.

Starting at age 4, Mary was an active member of Mallory’s United Methodist Church. She was involved in every facet of the church during her lifetime, especially after returning to Tennessee in 1974. She was a firm believer in doing what’s right and what’s good; to be floral squarekind and help others; would rather give than receive. She was so supportive, encouraging and uplifting to everyone she knew. Her light shined very bright and she will be greatly missed by family and friends.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Mallory’s Cemetery Fund, 4776 Old Clarksville Pike, 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 Phillip E. Haley

Phillip Earl Haley, age 69 of Greenbrier passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral Services were held at 6pm, Saturday, February 20th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The family received friends 2pm to 6pm on Saturday at the funeral home.

There will also be a Funeral Service at 1pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at the Haskel & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, IN 47043. Due to COVID-19, masks are required along with social distancing. Friends may call from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at the Haskel & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, IN 47043.

Phillip was born April 16, 1951 in Cedar Hill, TN. He was the 10th child born to Sharecroppers, the late Robert Lester & Emma Lou (Jackson) Haley. He was also preceded in death by baby brother, Lester Haley Jr., brother, Robert Henry Haley; sisters, Emma Laura Haley, Frances Balance and nieces Pansy Bledsoe and Stephanie Riddle.

Phillip was a proud 1969 graduate of Adairville High School, Adairville, KY. Being raised on a farm, he learned the value of hard work which included everything from milking cows to mowing yards as a kid. Phillip is also a graduate of Bowling Green Vocational School with a degree in Electrical Work. He was a Journeyman and holds a Master Electrical License in the State of KY.

Once Phillip became a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Goodlettsville you might say that he became the unofficial maintenance man. Thanks to Phillip the church is lite up like a Christmas tree. He added new lighting throughout the whole church. He installed security cameras and a LED light accent to the cross at the center of the church. He was also the beloved maintenance man for his sisters-in-law, Harriet and Alice Faye in IN as well as beloved friend, Martha Moore.

Phillip retired from Tyson Foods in Goodlettsville, TN on August 1, 2020 where he was an Electrical Technician for 17 years prior to that he worked as the Maintenance Supervisor for BathFitter in Madison, TN. He worked at All American Homes in Springfield, TN. He also worked for Knight Electric in Russellville, KY as well Kendall Corporation in Bowling Green, KY.

While at Kendall he made a machine that he could not get to work. He always worked things out in his sleep so he had his wife to write the answers down and the next day he completed the project and sold the rights to Kendall for $1,500.00. He also built a snake light in shop class in 1969. He was an inventor before his time and only wished he had a patent for the snake light.

Phillip and Patty loved to fish, especially after purchasing their pontoon boat. They spent as much time as possible on the water at Lake Malone State Park near Dunmore, KY with his brother Jerry and his wife, Peggy. They also took their grandkids fishing as much as possible teaching them to catch crappie, even though he spent most of his time repairing their poles.

He is survived by the love of his life, Patty Edwards Haley, whom he married on May 24, 2003 at Barren River State Park, Glasgow, KY; Children, Phillip Bruce (Deanna Engler Johnson) Haley of Auburn, KY, Christina (Bobby Douglas) Blake of Auburn, KY, Steven (Michelle) Shuler off Exeter, CA, David (January) Shuler of Franklin, KY, Daniel (Krissa Ennis) of Seymour, IN; 24 floral squaregrandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Sheldon of Springfield, TN, Martha Jane White of Springfield, TN; Barbara Hyams of Russellville, KY, Gracie Hyde of Greenbrier, TN; brothers Ernest Haley of Oakville, KY, Jerry Haley of Russellville, KY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Linda Riddle of Goodlettsville, TN and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

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Obituary for Rex Allen McMurtry

Age 63 of Greenbrier passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born October 15, 1957 in Nashville, TN to Ross & Blanche Swift McMurtry.

He worked in the construction industry. Mr. McMurtry enjoyed fishing, gardening and loved to ride and build motorcycles.

He is preceded in death by his parents; He is survived by his companion and friend, Pam Finks; several cousins. There are no services or visitation scheduled at this time.

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

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Obituary for Lauren Ashley Reid

Age 31 of White House passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at her home. She was born August 23, 1989 in Nashville, TN to Douglas Scott & Paige Workman Reid. She was a 2007 graduate of White House High School. She then attended Nashville College of Medical Careers, where she learned medical coding. She loved tattoos and cats and worked in sales.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Paige Jolynn Workman floral squareReid; paternal grandfather, James Reid; maternal grandparents, Charlie and Linda Clemens. She is survived by her father, Douglas Reid; sister, Kristen Reid; paternal grandmother, Sherold Reid, all of White House, TN.

A graveside service and inurnment is scheduled for Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2pm in Hillcrest Cemetery with Rev. Bob Snodgrass officiating. There is no public visitation scheduled.

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

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Obituary for Kimberly Kay Alliss

Age 58 of Springfield passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at her home. She was born September 8, 1962 in Brook, Indiana to Willie Robert & Martha Kay Brown Sisney. She worked as a trainer for the Lowe’s Distribution Center. She was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed History and museums and she enjoyed going “junking” to collect antiques.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Erna Woodby. She is survived by her daughter, Terri (Jason) Rich, Omaha, NE; sister, Michele Danford, Raub, IN; 3 grandchildren, Braden, Kaylee and Cameron.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Kris Freeman officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10am until the hour of the 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 Catherine Price Foster

Age 79 of Cottontown passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was born January 1, 1942 in Charleston, WV to Millard and Dollie Mae Guthrie Price. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Ray Foster; son, Michael R. Foster; 2 sisters. She is survived by her sons, Vincent Foster, Hermitage, TN and Rex Allen Foster, Cottontown, TN; daughter, Dollie J. Yeager, Biloxi, MS; sisters, Ruth Ann, Lorraine and Darlena; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 6pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Jeff Lamberth officiating. Inurnment will be scheduled at a later date at White House Memorial Gardens. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3-6pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for George Rinehart Jr.

George Leonard Rinehart, Jr., “Big George”, age 76 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, February 15, 2021 at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Ashland City.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Monday, February 22nd with Bro. Dwayne James and Bro. Cecil Boswell officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Len Rinehart, Joe Rinehart, Roger Darding, Jeremy Perry, Stephen Reed, Justin Yates, Jeff Yates, Walt Haynes, and Troy Simpkins serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Abby Sho, Bobby Lamb, Dale Hall, Tommy Langley, Darold Teague, Randy Stewart,Leon Newman,Dwight Newman, Tildon Perry, Jr. Larry Simpkins, Wayne Sisk, and all of his jet ski family and friends nationwide.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00PM until 6:00PM and again on Monday from 9:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Rinehart was born on November 20, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late George Leonard, Sr. and Margaret Campbell Rinehart. He was a retired over the road truck driver with over 4,000,000 safe miles driven, finishing his career at State Industries. He was an avid jet ski enthusiast and his most prized possession was his grandchildren. George was a member of Friendship Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by nieces Brittany & Megan Newman and brother-in-laws, Mitchell & Stevie Newman, and Johnny Whitworth.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 53 years, Elaine Rinehart; sons, Len (Liesa) Rinehart and Joe Rinehart; sister, Kay Rinehart; grandchildren, Faith, Hope, Knox Rinehart & their mother, Joy Rinehart; many loving nieces & nephews, cousins, extended family, and his nationwide jet ski family.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Miracle Network, or Pleasant View Christian School, 160 Hicks Edgen Rd, Pleasant View, Tn 37146

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

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 were 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 were Timothy Black, Bud Johnson, Robert Alan Holman, Shane Toole, Aaron Nix, Chris Read, and Jeff Benton. Honorary pallbearers were the men of the Hope Center in Springfield. There was no visitation prior to the service.

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

The family received 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 were 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 followed 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 were nieces & nephews, and honorary kids & honorary grandkids.

Visitation was 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 were 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 were cremated.

Visitation was 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 were 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 was conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Saturday, February 20th, with his uncle, Jerry Raymer officiating.

The family received 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 received 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 served as pallbearers.

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

The family received 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 were held at 1pm on Thursday February 18, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The family received friends 4pm to 7pm Wednesday, February 17th and 10 am Thursday until the hour of service at the funeral home. Burial followed 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 was held Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11am in the Elmwood Cemetery with Brother Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed 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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