In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 25, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 25, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Feb. 19 – Feb. 25, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Arrangements For L. C. Darden:

Viewing and Visitation Saturday, February 29, 2020 11:00am-1:00pm

Family Present 12:00noon-1:00pm with Funeral to follow at 1:00pm

All At St. James Baptist Church 6654 Hwy 41 North. Cedar Hill, Tn 37032.

Interment: Restlawn Memorial Gardens

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W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements

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Obituary for Charles Wayne Stark

Charles Wayne Stark, 86, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday February 23, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday February 26th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend David Royalty officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Michael Stark, Adam Burchett, Justin Tucker, and other family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Stark was born December 8, 1933 in Cross Plains. He was a retired machinist and worked in Industrial Maintenance for many years. Mr. Stark was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Orlinda. He loved fishing, gardening, doing automotive repair, and watching westerns on TV. He was preceded in death by his father: Izor Merritt Stark, by his mother: Louise Rigsby Hensley, and by his brother: Ralph “Buddy” Stark.

floral squareMr. Stark is survived by his wife of 64 years: Christine Vivrette Stark of Springfield, by his son: Charles R. “Charlie” Stark of Springfield, by his sister and brother-in-law: Peggy and Jimmy Holmes of Nashville, by his grandchildren: Michele (Justin) Tucker, Charles Michael Stark, Marcie (Adam) Burchett, and by 8 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in Joelton or to Grace Baptist Church in Springfield.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mary Sue Hardaway

Mary Sue Hardaway, 77, of Springfield, passed from this life on Sunday February 23, 2020 at Morningside of Springfield.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday February 26th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Chris Mayes officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Joshua Henderson, Jeremy Henderson, Ken Hardaway, John Hardaway, Kenny Hardaway, and Cody Sanford serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hardaway was born November 7, 1942 in Springfield to the late Ernest and Meakle Wilson Newberry. She was a retired boot seamstress and was a member of Center Point Baptist Church. Mrs. Hardaway loved helping others, mowing her grass, working in her flowers, and sewing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Walter Hardaway, by her son: Joe Green, her daughter: Ann Green, by her step-child: Susan Trembley, and by her siblings: Charles Newberry and Kathleen Hardaway.

floral squareMrs. Hardaway is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Tressia and Mark Henderson of Cedar Hill, by 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, by her step-children: Ken Hardaway, Frank Hardaway, and Lynn Hardaway all of Springfield, and by Steve Hardaway of Cedar Hill, by her sister: Faye Parker of Springfield, and by her special friend: John Bourne.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Bobby Lynn Neal

Bobby Lynn Neal, age 79 of Springfield, TN died Saturday February 22, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Tuesday February 25, 2020 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Sonny Neal, Max Hodge, Jake Hodge, Caleb Hood, Mike Stafford, Jerry Wooden, Brandon Landrum and Charlie Mayes serving as pallbearers. Jimmy Knight and the Coopertown Men’s Club served as honorary pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8 pm and again on Tuesday from 10 am until the hour of service at 2 pm.

Bobby Lynn was born July 30, 1940 in Robertson Co. TN to the late Herbert Elmore “Sonny” Neal and Mildred Moudy Neal. His sister, Judy Neal also preceded him in death. He was a member of Mt. Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a veteran of the United States Army and was retired from Industrial Sales. He loved farming, particularly raising cattle and tobacco. He was a long-time member of the Coopertown Men’s Club and was an active supporter and contributor of Springfield and Coopertown youth athletics.

Surviving him are his wife of nearly 60 years, Mary Ellen Bracey Neal of Springfield; sons and daughter’s-in-law, Tony and Kathy Neal of Springfield, Brent and Mary Beth Neal of Newbern, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Beth and Lance Hodge of Louisville, TN; brother and sister-in-law, Charles Herbert and Margaret Neal of Mississippi; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Margaret and Bob White of Lenoir City and six grandchildren, Emily (Caleb) Hood, Sonny Neal, Amanda Neal, Kate Neal, Max Hodge and Jake Hodge.

floral squareThe family request that if so desired memorial donations may be made in Bobby Lynn’s memory to the Mt. Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. All donations may be sent in care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Catherine Reader

Catherine Reader, age 90 of Springfield, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at her home.

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

Mrs. Reader was born January 8, 1930 in Conway, PA to the late Paul and Catherine Pettner Bobo. She attended Springfield First United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. She had also worked as a jeweler in Pennsylvania when she lived there. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, floral squareRichard “Dick” and Herman “Bo” Bobo, and her sister, Lene Butka.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Wayne E. Reader of Springfield; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Toni Reader of Greenbrier; and granddaughter, Katelyn Reader-Zanger of Chicago, IL.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Shirley A. Washington:

Shirley Ann Finch Washington departed this life peacefully Thursday, February 20, 2020 and was born October 31, 1942 to the late Eddie C. and Rosie Lee Gaines Finch.

She graduated school at Adairville High. Professed a hope in Christ at an early age at Mariah Grove Baptist Church in Adairville, KY and later joined her Sister and Mother at Mt. Herman Baptist Church in Adairville and became a member. She was an usher and was dedicated to her faith as she drove the distance from Nashville every Sunday to worship until her health began to fail.

She began her work history at Emerson Electric in Russellville, KY where she worked 18 years. She then moved to Nashville, TN to build a life with her husband and began working at Vanderbilt University Hospital as a dietary assistant for 41 years and retired in 2001. In 2003 her grandson, Bryson, was born and she enjoyed her retirement and loving on him until she closed her eyes.

She meant a lot to the community of Adairville as she was the President of the Homemakers Association. She would enthusiastically plan and execute these meeting where they would meet once a month, bring a dish to share, exchange recipes and discuss décor ideas. She served several years with the Girl Scouts of Middle TN Association as a Troop Leader mentoring young
girls, then became Service Unit Chairman responsible for all Leaders and Girl Scout members in the Middle TN area. She made a huge impact on these young girls as they are now adults and still remember Mrs. Washington and how their experiences during the 1980’s and early 90’s in Girl Scouts helped shaped their lives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Sister whom she was very close, Sarah Ruth Finch and Brother, Edward Lee Finch.

She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband, Bob Washington of Nashville, TN; Daughter, Sherrye (Robert) Washington- Moore and doting Grandson, Bryson Moore, Nashville, TN. Two nieces whom she adored, Celeste (Walter) Harris of Murfreesboro, TN; Candice (Kenroy) Finch-Richardson of Florida; Sister-In-Law, Phyllis Finch of Bowling Green, KY; Aunt, Lucille (James) Finch of Russellville, KY; devoted friend, Savannah (Charlie) Darden who never left her side; caring neighbors of 52 years George and Barbara Vaughn. Her Sisters-In-Law, Mary Francis Trotter of Springfield, TN, Cora (Joe) Wells of Adairville, KY, Callie Wells of Springfield, TN and Ethel Taylor of Springfield, TN. Brothers-in-law, William (Dorothy) Washington, Indianapolis of IN and Richard (Ruthie) Washington, Paducah, KY and a host of cousins in Russellville, KY and Kokomo, IN.

floral squareFuneral Service is Thursday, February 27, 2020at 6:00 pm at Mt Herman Baptist Church in Adairville, KY with Pastor Leroy Fishback, Eulogy and Reverend William Washington, Officiant; Interment Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:00 am at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements

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Obituary for William “Howard” Martin

William Howard Martin, age 89, of Hendersonville, TN passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Howard was a dedicated husband and loving father and grandfather. He retired from Tennessee Building Products after he served in the US Marine Corps. He lived up to their motto of, “Semper Fidelis”, proving himself “always faithful”.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Clendenning; grandparents, Zack and Vera Martin; and siblings, Betty Davis and Bobby Gann.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Charline Martin; son, Tony Martin and his girlfriend, Annette Rudolph; daughter, Cindy Troutt; sisters, Barbara Hornal, Inez (James) Hardison, and Peggy Troutt; aunt, Alline Martin; grandchildren, David Troutt, Tonya Troutt, Alex Martin, Hannah Martin, Sarah Beth Rudolph, and Miranda Rudolph; great-grandchildren, Makayla, Karleigh, Kolton and Kamryn Troutt, Destiny, Dynasty and Dillon Parks, and Kyra Troutt; several great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews also survive.

floral squareHis family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 am until his Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m. at Austin And Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery with officiant, Roger Thaxton; pallbearers, David Troutt, Alex Martin, Mark Moulder, Paul Brinkley, Danny Troutt, and Hannah Martin; and honorary pallbearers, employees of Tennessee Building Products and Tennessee Glass Company.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Research Institute

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The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Juanita Jane Russell

Juanita Jane Russell, 78, of Ledbetter, KY passed away at 7:01 AM on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Baptist Health of Paducah.

Mrs. Russell was a Payroll Specialist, a Veteran of the Army National Guard and of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Ladd of Ledbetter; one daughter, Mitzi (Brown) Hamsley of Springfield, TN; two stepdaughters, Suzanne Shepperd of Grand Rivers, Vicki Talley of Grand Rivers; one sister, Kaye Head of Gallatin, TN; three grandchildren, Justin, Amber and Amanda; two greatgrandchildren, Kendyll and Easton; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dudley and Jane (Farmer) Adams; one sister, Linda Caroland.

Funeral services will begin at 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Hughes Funeral Home in Paducah with Rev. Jim Boyd officiating. Burial will follow at Brook Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Paducah.

floral squareVisitation will be held from 10:00 AM to service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions made to McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Cut Road, Paducah, KY 42001.

Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

This obituary courtesy of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, TN.

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Obituary for Milton “Gary” Bess

Milton “Gary” Bess, age 83 of Greenbrier passed away Saturday, February 22nd at NHC Springfield.

The family received friends from 4pm to 8pm, Monday, February 24th and 10am to 11:30am on Tuesday, February 25 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service followed at 11:30 on Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Wayne Bess officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Goodlettsville.

He was born January 11, 1937 in Nashville, TN to the late Orvan Almer “O.A.” and Flora “Irene” Henderson Bess. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Whitaker Bess, brother, Harold Bess and a sister, Juanita Bess.

He was a dry wall installer in the construction business. He was a Nascar fan, especially Mark Martin and loved being outdoors.
He is survived by his children, Crystal (Adam) Lessman, Tammy (Kirk) Tharp, James Bess, Lisa Floyd; siblings, Melvin (Ruth) Bess, Roger (Pat) Bess, Wesley (Martha) Bess, James (Isabel) Bess, David (Jennifer) Bess; grandchildren, Kaitlin Bess, Caleb Lessman, Kyle Lessman, Kirsten Bess, Ashley Tharp, Tristan Tharp, Nicky Floyd and great-grandchild, Peyton West.

floral squarePallbearers were Adam Lessman, Kirk Tharp, Melvin Bess, Wesley Bess, David Bess, Steve Qualls, Daniel Bess, Tim Bess and Junior Bess

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41S, Greenbrier, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for David Sowell

David Cleveland Sowell, age 49, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020 after a tragic automobile accident.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend Jennifer Glover officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 4-8pm and again on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

floral squareMr. Sowell was born October 12, 1970 in Springfield, TN to Kenneth Boyd and Martha Poole Sowell of Springfield. He worked at Cleveland Supply.

In addition to his parents Mr. Sowell is survived by his daughters, Alicia Nicole Sowell and Megan Elizabeth Sowell; son, Noah Alexander Sowell; and grandchildren, Maeleigh Sowell and Cameron Boyd Sowell.

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

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Obituary for Elliott Lee Owen

Age 30 of White House passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Hendersonville, TN. He was born May 25, 1989 in Springfield, TN to Kenny Owen & Angel Wilkerson.

He was a 2008 graduate of White House Heritage High School and attended Western Kentucky University after graduation. He was a 2005 member of the State Championship football team at Ravenwood High School, MVP of the White House freshman football team and the All Region Tailback in 2008 of the White House Heritage football team. He also was a member of the soccer team and wrestling teams at White House High School and played rugby for Western Kentucky University. Lee was only 5’2″ tall but an extremely hard hitter on the gridiron and almost impossible to take down. He had a special love for children and for all animals. He attended The Church at Grace Park.

He is preceded in death by his special great-grandmother, Ruby Harden; paternal grandmother, Joyce Kaeser; maternal grandparents, Charles and Teruyo Goto Wilkerson. He is survived by his father, Kenny Owen, White House, TN; mother, Angel (John) Grieve, Smyrna, TN; son, Dawson, Springfield, TN; fiance’, Amanda Summerlin, Hendersonville, TN; paternal grandfather, Bobby (Archie) Owen, Hendersonville, TN; brother, James (Carrie) Wilkerson, Brentwood, TN; sister, Trinity Pack, Smyrna, TN.

floral squareFuneral service was held Monday, February 24, 2020 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Bob Cook and Coach Pat Brown officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Sunday, February 23, 2020 4-8pm and Monday, February 24, 2020 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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Remains rest at  Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Kenneth Ray Gardner

Kenneth Ray “Kenny” “Boonie Ray” Gardner was born January 25, 1960 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Willie Richard Gardner, Sr. and Lovie Mae Darden Gardner. He was the sixth child of eight. He went Home to be with the Lord on February 17, 2020.

Kenny professed a hope in Christ at an early age at Greater South Baptist
Church and worshipped for many years. He moved his membership to True Vine Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Silas P. Gardner. He
was a Deacon and faithful member.

Kenny graduated from Springfield High School, Class of 1978, where he was an awesome football and basketball player. He was also good in baseball. He was a very intelligent person. After graduation he attended Tennessee State University where he was a member of the football team, The Tigers. After graduating from
college in 1982, he played pre-season with the Dallas Cowboys. Kenny also signed with other teams, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Canadian League and USFL Memphis Showboats. He spent nine years in the United States Army, serving his country from 1987 to 1996, receiving an honorable discharge. He taught 9th Grade and helped coach at Springfield High School.

He was employed at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Kenny enjoyed watching and playing sports. He was an awesome ballplayer. His favorite team was the Tennessean Titans. He loved fishing, going to church, his
family and friends. He also loved T.S.U. theme song, played it, super loved it. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings: Shirley L. Bradley, Brenda E. (Donald) Hicks, Jeffery W. and Reginald Gardner.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his very devoted wife, Deborah Gardner; two sons, Jarius (Andrea) Gardner, and Kendell Summers; two daughters, Kendra and Charmelle Gardner; three grandchildren, Reginald Gardner, Peyton Edwards and Alice Moss; one brother, Willie R. (Colleen) Gardner; two sisters, Beverly G. (Edward) Bradley and Kimberly E. (David) Johnson; one stepdaughter, Delnita (Willie) Whitset; brother-in-law, Benny floral squareBradley; sisters-in-law, Yvonne Gardner and Candy Gardner; fourteen nephews and eleven nieces; several great nephews and
nieces, many devoted friends: Darrell Woodward, Sylvester Jarrett, Richard Dent, Larry Kinnebrew, Mike Jones, Golden Tate and many more close friends, a host of other family and friends.

Funeral Services were Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Greater South Baptist Church with Reverend Silas Gardner, Eulogy and Pastor Samuel Stratton, Officiant. Interment was in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements

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Obituary Betty Sue England Anderson

Betty Sue England Anderson, 85, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Sunday February 16, 2020 at Spring Meadows Healthcare in Clarksville.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday February 20th 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 Bobby Wix, Bobby Wix, Jr., Brian Anderson, and other friends and family serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Anderson was born September 29, 1934 in Springfield to the late Tommy and Lizzie Gorley England. She worked several years at Acme Boot, and then retired as a beautician. Mrs. Anderson was a member of Gideon United Methodist Church. She enjoyed Square Dancing, Clogging, crafts, painting, and taking pictures. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Claude Anderson and by her son: Michael Anderson. Mrs. Anderson is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Tommy and Carol Anderson of Greenbrier, Steve and Vicki Anderson of Greenbrier, by her grandchildren: Shane (Jamie) Anderson, Brian (Becky) Anderson, Crystal (Bobby) Wix, by 8 great grandchildren, and by 1 great great grandchild.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Billy Joe Hudson

On February 9, 2020 the Lord called Home another one of his Faithful Soldiers. Billy Joe was born to the late Joseph Hudson and Willie J. Hudson on May 24,1955.

He attended Robertson County Schools and afterwards enlisted into the United States Army for 6 years.
B.J. was known to all as “Mr. Fix IT” he was always willing to do anything for anyone at any time. (He was the BEST Uncle to all his Nieces and Nephews.) His Cool, Laid Back Personality will forever be missed here on Earth because we loved him unconditionally.
He was preceded in death by his Sisters, Vara Hudson and Connie Baker and Son, Kevin Hudson.

Billy Joe leaves to cherish his memories; Sons, Labryon (Lin) Williams of Springfield, MO, Dainmus Hudson of Springfield, TN, and Joshua (Krista) Hudson of Elkton, KY; Daughters, Tamica (Aaron) Lowe of Louisville, KY, and Reighlyanna Hudson of Gallatin TN; Twelve Grandchildren and one Great Grandchild; Sisters, Martha Smith of Nashville, TN, and Beverly Turner of Springfield, TN; One Brother, Tyrone Hudson of Springfield, TN and Step Mother, Marva Hudson of Springfield, TN; Two Aunts, Eunice Chabino of Springfield, TN, Wilma Dean Jones of White House, TN. A host of other relatives and friends, Devoted Friends: David and Janet Wilson, Leslie Pope, Jerry Jones, Jeffery Jamison, Jessica Leonard, Daryl Payne, Jerry Mitchell, Gary Taylor, Brittany Townsend and All his Gallatin Family.

Funeral Service was Saturday, February 15 at City of Faith Church with Reverend Walter Grant, Eulogy; interment was in Oak Grove Church Cemetery, Cottontown.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements

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Obituary Joseph Kenneth Hinkle

Joseph Kenneth Hinkle, 84, of Springfield, died Saturday February 15, 2020.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday February 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Reverend Bob Carroll and Reverend Joshua Culver officiating. Internment followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery with Billy Sprouse, Billy Joe Munday, Jr., Mark Garrett, Jed Hampton, Dan Huddleston, and Luke Hinkle as pallbearers. The family received friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

Mr. Hinkle was born December 1, 1935 in Nashville. He was retired from both sales of golf course supplies, and as a PGA Golf Pro. Mr. Hinkle was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he served as a former deacon. He loved golf, fishing, woodworking, and for many years he served as a TSSAA Basketball Referee. He never met a stranger and was very passionate about feeding those that were less fortunate. He was preceded in death by his parents: Fredrick and Josephine Bedwell Hinkle, and by his brother: Karl Allen.

floral squareMr. Hinkle is survived by his wife of 66 years: Hazel Mundy Hinkle of Springfield, his son and daughter-n-law: Eric and Rita Hinkle of Springfield, his daughter and son-in-law: Vickie and David Lynch of Evansville, IN, his sister: Loretta Jones of Hendersonville, his grandchildren: Luke (Diona) Hinkle, Leslie (Jed) Hampton, and Taylor (Jeremiah) O’Bannon, and by his great grandchildren: Dayton, Morgan, and Lyla.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Margaret Gardner

Margaret Beatrice Gardner, age 34 of Madison, Tennessee died Sunday, February 16, 2020 at her home in Madison.

The family received friends for a visitation from 5-7:00PM on Thursday, February 20th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.

There was no funeral service following the visitation and her remains were cremated.

Margaret was born on April 9, 1985 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Vernon Ray and Bonnie Read Phillips. She was a customer service representative at T-Mobile and was of the Baptist Faith.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Pat Phillips; sister, Brenda Boone; grandparents, Marvis and Margaret Read, Frazier and Beatrice Phillips.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Gardner; sister, Linda Phillips; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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 Mattie “Midget” Hyde

Mattie Louise Hyde was born in Robertson county, Springfield, Tennessee on June 3, 1957 to the late David Hyde, jr and Maxcine Darden. She departed this life on February 14, 2020 at the age of 62.
“Midget” and “Miggie” as she was affectionately called professed a hope in Jesus Christ at an early age and united with Mt. Pleasant Baptist church in Orlinda, Tennessee. She enjoyed worshipping and truly loved God.

She was educated in the Robertson county Schools with the class of 1976. She worked at IAC and Electrolux for many years until her health failed.

She was greatly loved by her two children and her grandchildren. “Miggie” enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and pasta salad was one of her favorites. Midget could make you laugh or cry. Whatever would come up would come out. She was good at giving advice but would not accept the advice herself and that was the way it was. Her favorite saying was “Don’t let it worry you, you hear.” She loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David Hyde, Jr and Maxcine Shannon; two sisters, Melinda (Penny) Shannon, Margaret Slaughter; two nephews, Jarrell Allen Hyde, Michael Gardner; and niece Lakeybra Nichole Hyde.

Midget leaves to cherish her memories: daughter, Latonia Miles; son, Varick Hyde, ; seven grandchildren, April (Quincy) Mitchell, Dallas “Dee” Miles, Darion, Va’keria , Tevaria and Caleb Hyde; three great grand children, Quincy “woo”, and Eliijah Mitchell and Mariah Hyde; one godson, Anthony Chatman; four brothers, Michael (Patricia) Gray, David and Clifford Hyde, Harold (Felicia) Hyde, Nashville, TN; four sisters, Patricia (Terry) Shannon, Mary Gladys Barbee, Elizabeth (Edward) Jones, Barbara (Timothy) Jamison; special cousins, Jean Darden, Jennifer Darden, Dawanna Hyde, Shea Hyde; special friends, Pamela Turner, Cindy Highsmith, Tequilla Wells, Michelle Decourcey, Betty Taylor, Shanyel Wilson, Brittany Webb, Robert Eskeridge, Rick Tartt, Kerry Woodard; a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and co workers who were dear to her.

Viewing and Visitation Saturday, Feburary 22, 2020 12:00noon-1:00pm. Funeral followed at 1:00pm

All at Greater South Baptist Church located at 2015 John L Patterson St. Springfield,TN 37172.

Interment: Restlawn Memorial Gardens

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements

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Obituary for Christy Hardin

Christy Lynn Hardin, age 33 of Whites Creek, Tennessee, died Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tennessee at 2 o’clock pm, Saturday, February 22nd with Bro. Joe McKinney officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with T-Bone Gordon, Toney Hardin, Man Hardin, Timothy Wayne, Smocc-loc, and Fatthead serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home in Pleasant View, Saturday from 10AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Christy was born on November 27, 1986 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was the assistant manager at the Red Roof Inn in Goodlettsville, Tennessee and was of the Baptist Faith.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Maybelle Kirby; Granny Poteet; brother, Charles Hardin, Sr.; uncle, Glenn Poteet; step-sister, Linda Kay; cousins, Linda and Brenda Poteet.

floral squareShe is survived by her parents, Bill (Betty) Poteet, Teresa Williams and Sandy Zachary; fiancé, Terry Gordon; brothers, Toney (Stephanie) Hardin, Timothy (Mandy) Williams; “Bestie” sister, Danielle Brummett Canamore; uncles, Ronnie (Dana) Brummett, Billy (Lillly); aunts, Becky and Michelle Brummett; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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 Dorothy Johnson

Dorothy Moore Johnson, age 87 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Saturday, February 15, 2020 at her home in Cedar Hill.

Funeral services wwere held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1 o’ clock pm on Wednesday, February 19th, with Bro. Tom Payne and Bro. Gene Brown officiating. Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with Josh Shepard, Matt Shepard, Ray Johnson, Jr., Mark Parish, David Fyke, and Dennis Poole serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell funeral home in Pleasant View from 4-7:00PM on Tuesday, February 18th, and again on Wednesday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Johnson was born on January 9, 1933 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Paul and Mable Mitchell Moore. She retired from Hardees after 16 years. Mrs. Johnson also worked for Northern Bank and was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, canning, traveling, and was a very active member of the Stroudsville Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Bradley and Herman Moore.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Tom Johnson; son, Ray (Darlene) Johnson; daughters, Joanne (Rocky) Shepard, Donna (Curt) Cale; grandchildren, William Ray Johnson, Jr., Ashley Johnson, Brandi (Mark) Parish, Josh (Megan) Shepard, Matt (Lillie) Shepard, and Jessika (Cory) Collins; and great-grandchildren, Lily Parish, Dax Green, Jase Green, Cayden Collins, and Lydia Collins.

floral squareThe family wishes to say a special “thank you” to Asera Care, and her caregivers Dianne, Dorothy, Edith, Julie D., Julie N., Kristie, and Mary.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Stoudsville Church of Christ Building Fund at 1531 Stroudsville Road, Adams, Tennessee, 37010.

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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 James Cantrell Jr. “Tit”

James Cantrell Jr. was born on March 17, 1925 to James and Estelle Tatum Cantrell in Springfield, Tennessee. He entered Eternal Rest on Sunday, February 16, 2020 surrounded by family and friends.
James accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age and united with St. John AME Church.
“Tit” as he was affectionately called, was educated in the Springfield Public Schools. He was a graduate of Bransford High School and Bowman Barber College in Nashville, Tennessee.

James served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. After returning home, he met and married his wife of 56 years, Christine Ellison Cantrell. To this union ten (10) children were born.

James loved to sing. In the early fifties and sixties, he traveled with The Fisher Jubilee Singers where he performed on stage with such greats as Sam Cooke, The Soul Stirrers, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and many more. After leaving The Fisher Jubilee Singers, he sang with The Spiritual Twelve, and later with The Ambassadors of Christ. Some of his favorite songs to sing were: The Bank of Jordan, Just Another Day, and Touch the Hem of His Garment.

James worked as a barber, chauffeur, and truck driver. But the job he loved most was with the City of Springfield. He loved the people he worked with. He would come home and tell us all about his day and who he saw. James was a faithful employee, never missing a day of work. He was employed with the city for fifty four (54) years and retired at the age of ninety (90) due to his illness.
Preceded in death by wife, Christine Cantrell; sons, Phillip Michael and Wiley Cantrell. Parents, James and Estelle Cantrell; sisters, Lou Emma Hunter, and Demonia Cantrell; brothers, Bob and Olin Cantrell; great granddaughter, Lacoria
Suggs.

floral squareHe leaves to cherish his memory: son, Ronnie Cantrell of Springfield, TN; daughters, Sandra (Charles) Davidson of Nashville, TN; Teresa Ogburn of Clarksville, TN; Joyce, Christy, Sonya Cantrell, Stacy (Chris) Jones and Cynthia Dowlen all of Springfield, TN; sister, Bonita Cantrell of Springfield, TN; brothers-in law, Jimmy (Clara) Ellison of Chicago, IL; and Robert Summers of Indianapolis, IN; twentytwo (22) grandchildren, forty seven (47) great-grandchildren, and nine (9) great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special friends, Paul Nutting, Ann Ellis, Carolyn Scott, Robert Drake, Willie Mason, and Bobby
Darden.

Funeral Service was Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. James Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Washington, Officiant and Pastor Quinton Yates, Eulogy. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements

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Obituary for Robert Michael Crawford

Honorable Robert Michael Crawford age 83 of Greenbrier died Saturday, February 15, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00pm. Wednesday, February 19th at Greenbrier First Baptist Church with Brother Nathan Washburn officiating. Burial followed in the Greenbrier Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held at the Greenbrier First Baptist Church on Tuesday, from 3:00 – 8:00pm and again on Wednesday, from 10:00am until the hour of service at 1:00pm.

Michael was born on December 11, 1936 to the late Robert E. and Evelyn Reeder Crawford at his home in Greenbrier. He held the position of Robertson County Judge from 1974 until 1982. Both he and his wife, Linda were members of Greenbrier First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda Evilcizer Crawford of Greenbrier; son, Michael Andrew Crawford of Greenbrier; daughter, Judith Gail Crawford Meyer and husband, Dave; sister, Judith Crawford Clifton and husband James A. of Springfield; grandchildren, Izabella Marie Crawford, Kadyn E. Crawford, Sydney Gail Meyer, Julia Mae Meyer, Luke Richard Meyer, and Lyla Marie Meyer.

Donations made in lieu of flowers can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or First Baptist Church Greenbrier.

Pall Bearers include Cris Clifton, Steven Clifton, Jim Duncan Williams, Sonny Jones, Jimmy Allen, Larry Evilcizer, Steve Sorrells, and Joe Donald King.

Honorary Pall Bearers include Billy Bottoms, Bob Brothers, Billy Ballard, Billy Munday, Dr. Charles Mayes, Roy Apple, Jeff Walker, Larry Simmons, Members of his Sunday School Class, Deacons of First Baptist Church Greenbrier, and the GHS Class of 1954.

Mr. Crawford attended Greenbrier schools and graduated from Greenbrier High School in 1954. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Tennessee Tech University in 1958. He served as manager to the men’s basketball team and was part of the 1958 NCAA Tournament with the team.

He started his career at the TN State Comptroller’s Office as an auditor. In that position, he traveled across the state from Mountain City to Memphis working in 70+ counties. His auditing days found him in a courtroom which sparked his interest in law. He attended law school at night while working and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Nashville YMCA Night Law School in 1972. In 1974, he left the State where he had worked his way to the Director of Local Finance to start a new career adventure.

In 1974, Mr. Crawford was elected Robertson County Judge and served until 1982. He had several notable accomplishments including establishing new purchasing procedures requiring the taking of bids and the investing of idle county funds. These changes resulted in increased revenue for the county. He presided over county commission meetings as part of his duties. Due to state legislature changes to the job title and duties, Mr. Crawford was the last person to serve as County Judge. The position was renamed to County Executive and then renamed in 2006 to County Mayor.

Mr. Crawford served as a county commissioner where he represented his city and county for many years until 2010. He served on several committees including the Finance and Investment and Budget committees. Mr. Crawford was known for his support of the school system. He served as the City Attorney for Greenbrier and was a key contributor to Greenbrier’s Fourth of July Picnic tradition for many years.

Once his term as County Judge ended, Mr. Crawford did not go far. In 1982, he started his private law practice across the street from the court house. He represented countless individuals over the years in domestic, civil, and criminal cases. He performed many marriage ceremonies over the years. Mr. Crawford found great joy in helping people through his forty plus years law career. He was respected by his peers and colleagues for his professionalism, intellect, and dedication.

Mr. Crawford was a dedicated husband to Linda. They met at the Springfield Bowling Alley and were married on April 12, 1963. They were always together and enjoyed many outings. It was common to see them enjoying breakfast at Larry’s. They are life-long residents of Greenbrier where they raised their daughter, Judith Gail, and son, Michael Andrew. Some of their memorable vacations included multiple visits to Daytona Beach; a trip out west to visit the Badlands, Yellowstone National Park, and Mount Rushmore; Hawaii; and Germany. Mr. Crawford was an avid sports fan. He was a Nashville Sounds season ticket holder, attended many TTU homecomings and TTU vs MTSU games, and was recognized by Greenbrier Athletic Association as a “GHS Football Loyal Fan”. He was known as “Papa” to his grandchildren, Izabella, Kadyn, Sydney, Julia, Luke, and Lyla and loved them dearly.

floral squareMr. Crawford was a faithful servant. He was an active member of Greenbrier First Baptist Church for his entire life. He served as deacon for many years and was recognized as Deacon Emeritus in 2016. His backseat pew will leave a huge void. His Christian faith guided him throughout everything he did during his life.

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

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Obituary for Geoffrey Jason Correll

Geoffrey Jason Correll passed away Feb 13, 2020 in Hendersonville, TN. He was 53 years old. Born and raised in the metro Detroit area, he moved to the Nashville area over two decades ago where he made a life, marrying his wife, the now deceased Jennifer, who he loved through 11 years of marriage.

He is survived by his mother and step father, Janis and David Walker, his brothers and sisters-in-law, Andy and Kathy Correll and Ben and Annie Correll, as well as floral squareextended family. Known for his generosity, humor and his devotion to rescuing animals, he will always be missed and was much loved.

The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Mildred Pauline “Polly” McPherson

Age 85 of Cottontown went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Vanco Manor Convalescent Home in Goddlettsville. She was born October 6, 1934 in Goodlettsville, TN to Birch & Georgia Mildred Lanier Ralph. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She loved gospel and country music. She loved spending time with her family most of all. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Richard McPherson; sisters, Billie Ann Hite and Doris Smith; son-in-law, Mike Bullard.

She is survived by her sons, Tony (Freida) Chambers, Mt. Juliet, TN and Rocky (Dianne) Chambers, Smyrna, TN; daughters, Debbie (Eddie) Boland, White House, TN and Janie Bullard, Cottontown, TN; brother, Jesse (Veronica) Gunn, Nashville, TN; sisters, Grace Lucas, Jackson, TN and Dixie (Bill) Bratton, Nashville, TN; 8 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was held Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor H.D. Jones officiating. Interment followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Saturday, February 15, 2020 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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