In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 5, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 5, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Dennis Dehmlow

Dennis Ray Dehmlow, age 73, of the Flewellyn Community, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Ahava Healthcare in Clarksville. A Graveside Service will be held Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11am in the Middle TN Veterans’ Cemetery in Nashville with burial to follow. No visitation will be held prior to the Graveside Service.

Mr. Dehmlow was born October 7, 1946 in Elgin, IL to the late Arnold and Ruth Muska Dehmlow. He was an Algonquin, IL Police Officer, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a communicant floral squareof St. Michael’s Catholic Church. He loved to hunt, woodworking and gardening but especially loved his family.

Mr. Dehmlow is survived by his wife, Laura Davis Dehmlow; son, Dennis (Jett) Dehmlow, Jr. of Springfield; daughter, Marci (Rob) Thomas of Kingston Springs; brother, Curt (Marilyn) Dehmlow of OH; sisters, Carol (Rinny) Nowack of WI and Marlene Heinamyer of IL; grandchildren, Megan Dehmlow, Easton Thomas and Johnathan Thomas; and great-grandchild, Mariah Dehmlow.

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

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Obituary for Larry Franklin Hackney

Larry Franklin Hackney, 86, of Greenbrier, passed away on Friday January 31, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 5th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor David Blaser officiating. Interment will follow in the Mayes Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Hackney was born November 17, 1933 in Greenbrier to the late William Cecil and Goldie Jewel Hackney. He was a retired truck driver from Yellow Freight and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany during his service. Mr. Hackney enjoyed fishing and bird hunting.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Mary Ann Kee Hackney, and by his daughter: Rebecca Hackney. Mr. Hackney is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Walter Clay and Vicki Hackney of Greenbrier, by his grandchildren: Jennie Blue, Brittany Cook and husband Brian, Jonathon Barrett and wife Heather, and by 4 great grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Bruce Edward Cox, Sr.

Bruce Edward Cox, Sr., of Cedar Hill, passed away on Friday January 31, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Monday February 3rd at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Interment was in the Resurrection Cemetery in Vanderbilt, MI. The family received friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Cox was born December 16, 1941 in Ontario, Canada to the late Wilfred and Mary Chance Cox. He was a retired Police Officer from the Detroit Police Department. After retirement, he worked and retired from Retron Manufacturing in Gaylord, MI, and then retired from the Sporting Goods department at the Springfield Wal-Mart. Mr. Cox was a member of the Ham Radio Club, the Detroit FOP, and was of the Lutheran faith. He enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, playing guitar and banjo, and spending time with his grandchildren.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives: Marilyn Cox, and Cindy Cox, and sons: Robert Cox, and Leslie Cox. Mr. Cox is survived by his wife: Kay Sowell Wilson Cox of Cedar Hill, by his sons: Michael Cox of Michigan and Bruce Cox, Jr., of Raleigh, NC, by his daughters: Janice Cahill of Casper, WY and Bridget Strudwick of Arizona, by his step-children: Rick Saxton of Atlanta, MI, Dewey Saxton of Deltona, FL, Sara Thorson of Leesburg, GA, and Stacy Saxton of Cedar Hill, by Several grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association

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

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Arrangements for Ethel Farmer

Ethel Marie Jones Farmer was born on January 9, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Herman and Ethel Marie Jones. God needed another flower for his bouquet in Heaven, so he called Ethel home to be with the Lord on January 30, 2020.

Ethel was a proud graduate of Hamilton High School in Memphis, TN class of 1970, where she was a majorette. She went on to attend Tennessee State University in Nashville Tennessee where she majored in political science. After college, Ethel worked in the Executive Branch of the Tennessee State Senate for thirty nine years.

She professed a hope in Christ at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Memphis Tennessee under the leadership of Pastor S.H. Herring. After moving to Nashville, she joined Banks Chapel United Methodist Church where she served in various positions as Choir Director, Lay Servant, Sunday School Teacher, Delegate to the Tennessee Annual Conference, SPPR, and several other committees. She truly loved her church and loved to sing and direct the choir. She was a loyal and dedicated member for more than forty years. She inspired many people with her melodic voice. Some of her favorite songs she led were “Say The Name”, “Thank You Lord”, “God Is Able”, and “Brighter Day.” You can truly feel the spirit of the Lord as she sang.

She was joined in holy matrimony to James Farmer Sr. in May of 1974 and to this union three children were born.

She was an avid TSU football fan where she could be found following the team, cheering and dancing in the stands, whether it was a home or away game. Ethel would often be found sitting in her chair watching CNN and keeping up with all the political news. She has received plaques and commendations for the many weddings she did as a wedding coordinator. Ethel enjoyed life and loved having fun with her friends and family. Ethel loved babysitting and spoiling her three grandchildren every time they were around. In addition to Ethel’s parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Herman Jones Jr. and Donald Ray Jones.

Left to cherish her precious memories; husband, James Farmer Sr.; three children: James (Jada) Farmer Jr. of Dallas, TX, Kevin Farmer of Houston, TX and Erin Farmer of Antioch, TN. Three grandchildren Airin and Braylon Farmer of Dallas, TX and Dallas Jordan of Antioch, TN; two brothers, Robert and Daryl Jones of Memphis, TN; brother-in-law, Robert (Geraldine) Farmer; devoted sister-in-law, Shirley (Daniel) Johnson. Devoted cousins: Sandra and Ashley Russell, Rodney floral squareWickfall, Joan Bufford, Carol and Lori Miller and Jeffery Farmer. Devoted friends; Audrey Dowlen, Doris and Robert Warfield, Helen Hughes, Arleen Patton, Sarah McFarland, Tommy and JoAnn Woodard, Ruth and Bobby Trotter, Barbara Kendrick, Roslind Hardin and Simona Kendrick; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Banks Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Vernon Acklin, Officiant and Pastor Daniel Hayes, Eulogist. Interment was in Banks Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements

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Obituary for Gertrude Louise Baugh Nix

Trudy was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on December 30, 1938, and passed away on February 1, 2020.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Webb Nix, parents John and Elise Baugh, and her sister, Mariann Baugh Herron.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Ann Elise and George Walston of Hendersonville, TN, daughter and son-in-law Katie and Ralph Emfinger of Port Gibson, MS, and daughter and son-in-law Holly and Glenn McConnell of Brentwood, TN and her beloved dog, Lady, of Brentwood, TN. She is also survived by her 4 loving grandchildren, Rob & Hannah Walston of Hendersonville, TN and Alexis and Chloe Emfinger of Port Gibson, MS. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Jack & Katharine Baugh of Groves, TX and her brother-in-law, Bob Nix of Carriere, MS. She was loved and adored by her surviving nieces and nephews, Mari Cooper of Houston, TX, Scotty Herron of Monroe, LA, Martha Solko of Castle Pines, CO, Becky Palermo of Houston, TX, Johnny Baugh of Missouri City, TX, Tina Graves, Diane Herring and Ellis Norsworthy of Bogalusa, LA and Jolynn Herron of Monroe, LA.

floral squareTrudy was a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She retired from the Mississippi State Employment Service Commission where she loved helping others. She was an active member of Central United Methodist Church in Meridian for many years.

Trudy was loved and adored by everyone who met her. Her sweet spirit, quick wit and loving nature made her so special. She loved spending time with her family and friends, who in turn loved spending time with her.

She did not want a formal service, as she wanted everyone to celebrate life and treasure one another.

She will be interred at St. Paul’s Methodist Church Columbarium in Monroe, LA.

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 Linda Pritchett

Linda Faye Pritchett, age 75 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Ashland City, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tennessee on Thursday, February 6th, at 2:30PM with Bro. Paul Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View United Methodist Church Cemetery with Tanner Pritchett, Matt Leal, Jeremy Rash, Brandon Weaver, Austin Harris, Eric Staggs, Jesse Moulton, and J.J. Moulton serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Pleasant View, Thursday from 10AM until the hour of service at 2:30PM.

Mrs. Pritchett was born on December 24, 1944 in Franklin, Tennessee to the late William and Bessie Hill Giles. She retired as a Title Searcher and she loved hanging out with her family. She was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Freddy Pritchett, Sr.; and sister, Ruth Edmondson.

floral squareShe is survived by her son, Freddy (Pam) Pritchett, Jr., brothers, Billy (Katie) Giles, John (Linda) Giles; grandchildren, Jenna Pritchett, Tanner (Tori) Pritchett, Jeremy Rash, Summer (Matt) Leal, Kaila Chenault (Brandon); and great-grandchildren, Skylar Leal, Presley Leal, and Braxton Bashham.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View United Methodist Church at 2621 Church St, Pleasant View, TN 37146.

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

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Obituary for Betty “Jeanne” Kemp

Betty Jeanne Kemp, age 86, passed away on February 1, 2020 at her home in Hendersonville, TN.

She was born on August 4, 1933 to Alta and Aubrey Earhart. Jeanne married her longtime love, Charles Ray in 1953 who preceded her in death in 2003.

Jeanne and Charlie moved to Hendersonville in 1960 to live on the lake, which she loved. The Kemps were truly an integral part of the community. In 1976 she began her 40 year real estate career and managed to juggle that with being a Girl Scout troop leader and basketball coach.

Jeanne loved the arts. Between sewing her world class Halloween costumes for her kids and grandkids, she loved musical theatre, making ceramics, and cooking. Food was truly how she expressed love and her fried chicken and fudge cake are famous.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, Jeanne is preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Dawn Kemp and brother, Aubrey Earhart Jr.

floral squareShe is survived by her son, Charles Ray Jr.; daughter-in-law, Dana Jean Kemp; sister, Carolyn England; sister-in-law, Patricia McDermott; granddaughters, Payton Dale (Tobin), Kennedy Kemp, Cameron (James) Cloutier, Brittni (Joey) Coty, and great grandchildren, Kennedi, Reid, and Parker Coty.

Her family will receive friends on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 5 p.m. until her Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville with Rev. Matt Steinhauer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at Begin Anew at www.beginanew.org .

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 Wayne Lee

Wayne Lee, age 74, of Hendersonville, TN passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020.

He was a loving and dedicated husband and father who always put his girls first. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam era as a mechanic in Germany. He enjoyed country music, watching movies, and the outdoors.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward Lee and Lois Butters Lee. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pam Lee; daughter, Jenny Lee; brothers, Robert (Mary) E Lee, Phillip (Laurie) W Lee; sister, Nancy (Scott) Lee Black; one niece and 4 nephews also survive.

floral squareHis family received friends on Monday, February 3, 2020 from from 1pm until 3pm and again from 5pm until 7pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville..

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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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 Glenn Ronald Greer

Age 71 of Cottontown went home to be with the Lord Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Residence of Alive Hospice. He was born April 19, 1948 in Nashville, TN to Aubrey Oliver & Dorothy Joan Sceales Greer. He was a 1966 graduate of Glen Cliff High School and worked as a manager for CSX before his retirement. He was the founder of the White House Youth Soccer League and Room In the Inn at his church.

Mr. Greer became a Christian in April of 1971 and was currently a member of Calvary Chapel at Long Hollow. He never met a stranger and truly had the heart of a servant. He is credited with leading many souls to Christ over the years. He was known for his humor and enjoyed kayaking. Most of all he loved spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Pam Greer, Cottontown, TN; sons, Todd (Tammy) Greer, Mt. Juliet, TN, Travis (Ashley) Greer, Franklin, TN and Tyler Greer, Chattanooga, TN; 6 grandchildren, Tailor (Caleb), Kendall, Cameron, Chase, Bennett and Aubrey; 1 great-grandchild, Hazel.

floral squareA Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3pm at Calvary Chapel at Long Hollow 1001 Willis Branch Road Goodlettsville, TN 37072 with Pastor Jerry McAnulty officiating. Visitation is planned for Friday, February 7, 2020 4-8pm and Saturday, February 8, 2020 10am-12pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Committal service and burial will follow the visitation at 12:30pm Saturday, February 8, 2020 in White House Memorial Gardens with Todd Greer, Travis Greer, Tyler Greer, David Bryan, Caleb Shaffer, Dwight Levi, Terry Whitaker and Bob Bolling serving as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions are encouraged to and checks may be made payable to Calvary Chapel at Long Hollow for Room In The Inn.

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

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Obituary for Lindsay Michelle Brooks

Lindsay Michelle Brooks, age 27, of Hendersonville, TN passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

She was a beloved daughter and mother who will be missed dearly. She was taken much too soon and will always be remembered.

She is survived by her mother, Erin Flannery Whitehead; father, Mike Brooks; a daughter and a son; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.

floral squareHer family will receive friends on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at Austin and Bell Hendersonville with Rev. Tony Espinosa officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lindsay Brooks Memorial Fund at First Horizon Bank.

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 Sue Cohea

Sue Joyce Cohea, age 88, of Springfield passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at NHC Healthcare.

Mrs. Cohea was born November 14, 1931 in Springfield to the late Hulon J. and Francis Freeman Watson. She was the secretary at Springfield High School for many years, mentoring dozens of young ladies who worked with her in the front office. These same ladies were amazed that Mrs. Cohea was able to fashionably apply her lipstick without looking in a mirror. She was a member of Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was honored as a “Golden Educator” having taught Sunday School there for over 50 years.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Cohea is preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Cohea; son, James Harold Cohea; and her brothers, Robert Hicks Watson and Billy Wayne Watson. Mrs. Cohea is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Jane Cohea of Nashville; daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Rick Gregory of Adams; sister, Martha Norris of Greenbrier. Mrs. Cohea is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and she loved them all. They will especially miss Granny’s tea, her yeast rolls and her fried apples.

floral squareThanks to the staffs at NorthCrest Medical Center, Centennial Medical Center and NHC of Springfield for their love and care of Mrs. Cohea. Special thanks to our angels who watched over her at night: Veda Graham, Vara Miles, Va’Kea Pennington and Vickie Pennington.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Community Spirit, Inc. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

Service details are pending.

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

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Obituary for Carrie Fletcher

Carrie Lou Caroland Fletcher, age 79, of Cottontown, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:30pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Ken Gillespie officiating. Burial followed in the Adams Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 12pm until the hour of service at 2:30pm.

Mrs. Fletcher was born August 25, 1940 in Springfield to the late Ernest and Mary Sugg Caroland. She was a homemaker and member of the Adams Methodist Church. She loved to dance and being outdoors. She was kind and loving and enjoyed taking care of everyone.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Fletcher is preceded in death by her husband, John R. Fletcher, Sr., her step-daughter, Diane Oliver, and her brothers, Doug Caroland, Jimmy Caroland and Lester Caroland.

Mrs. Fletcher is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Dawn Fletcher of Cottontown; grandchildren, Matthew Oliver and Amanda Oliver Berger; and several loving nieces and nephews.

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

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Joseph Sheridan “Joe” Kessinger

Joseph Sheridan “Joe” Kessinger, age 57 of Springfield, died Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Springfield.

His remains are to be cremated and a graveside memorial service will be held at a later date.

Joe was born August 25, 1962 in Corbin, KY. He was of the Baptist faith and had worked as an engineer for Kessinger and Associates. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with honors. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Claude Kessinger, and a brother, James Lewis Kessinger.

floral squareHe is survived by his mother, Phyliss Parrott Kessinger of Springfield; sons, Richard Sheridan Kessinger of Springfield and Joshua Grant Kessinger of North Carolina; brother, Keith Kessinger and wife, Cindi of Springfield; and grandchildren, Connor Sullivan Kessinger and Serenity Patience Kessinger.

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

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Obituary Matthew Lynden Morris

Matthew Lynden Morris, age 20 of Springfield, died Sunday January 26, 2020 in White House.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 30th at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service.

Matthew was born May 28, 1999 in Robertson County. He loved all kinds of sports, especially the University of Kentucky. He also was a lover of automobiles. Matthew cared for all his family and friends and he was very much a floral squarepeople person. He was preceded in death by his father, William Michael Morris, and by his grandparents: Mary Lynn Wilson Jones and John Berry.

He is survived by his mother, Serena Morris of Springfield; by his grandparents, David B. and Patty Suiter of Clarksville and Billy Q. Morris of Springfield; by his aunt, Rhonda Norrid of Hopkinsville, KY, by his cousin: Dana Hardison of Hopkinsville, KY, and by his Golden Retriever: Sammy

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

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Obituary for Ellen Dorris

Ellen Jean Wester Dorris, age 90, of Nashville, is now serenaded by angels in her heavenly home as of January 28, 2020.

A Graveside Service was held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1pm in the Springfield Memorial Gardens. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

She was born in Riverdale, Georgia and spent her early childhood in and around the Atlanta area. She began her Christian life attending park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Little did she know what God’s plan was for her future. Her family soon moved to Nashville due to a job change. She attended East High and met her future soul mate. God’s plan was in motion. She soon became the young wife of a Southern Baptist minister, then later became a mother of two little girls. Her life as a loving mother, homemaker and pastor’s wife was very full and rewarding. She was busy at home, school and very active in the church as a teacher, director, counselor, secretary and always assisted her husband where ever she was needed. She was truly chosen by God to serve and minister to others, never requiring fame or fortune. Her love and devotion will always be remembered.

floral squareHer loving parents were the late Carl and Lucile Wester of Riverdale, Georgia. Also preceded in death, her sister, Margie Wester White of Griffin, Georgia, her devoted husband and soul-mate of 62 years, Brother Elvis Donald Dorris who passed away in 2008, and her oldest daughter, Janice Dorris Lee in 2018.

She is survived by her remaining daughter, Brenda Dorris Brown and Brenda’s husband, Charles “Chick” Brown.

Our sincere thanks to the wonderful people at Southerland Place in Brentwood who loved and cared for “Mama” until her death. She is truly happy again with the host of heavenly angels and her family.

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

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Obituary for Julie Marie Mckeown

Age 52 of Springfield passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was born July 2, 1967 in Greensburg, Indiana to Arthur Lee & Sandra Kay Burton Blanford. She worked as a cashier for Dollar Tree. She loved life and enjoyed laughter. She was of the Catholic faith. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Angel (Andrew) Jaco, Madison, TN; son, Michael Mckeown, Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Patricia (Jeffrey) Jones, Greensburg, IN; brothers, John (Rhonda) Blanford and Terry Blanford, both of Portland, TN and Arthur L. Blanford, Jr., Greensburg, IN; 2 grandchildren, Rose Jaco and Christina Jaco.

floral squareFuneral service was held 7pm, Friday, January 31, 2020 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Jon Briggs officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg, IN. Visitation with the family was held Friday, January 31, 2020 4pm until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are requested to be made to Austin & Bell Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

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

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Obituary for Douglas Ray Stubblefield

Douglas Ray Stubblefield, age 59 of Greenbrier passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 at his residence.

The family received friends 4pm to 8pm Thursday, January 30th and 10am to 2pm on Friday, January 31st at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service was held at 2pm on Friday at the funeral home with Bro. Steve Sorrels and Rev. Don Sensing officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery.

Doug was born February 12, 1960 in Springfield, TN to the late Harold Douglas Stubblefield and Willie Faye Jones Stubblefield.

He was a Wastewater Treatment Operator for the City of Greenbrier and a member of the Greenbrier United Methodist Church. He loved Greenbrier and was a big Greenbrier Bobcat fan and a member of the Greenbrier Athletic Club. He loved fishing, horses and riding his tractor. He loved his family and being “Popsie” to his granddaughters.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Suzie Thomas Stubblefield; mother, Willie Faye Jones Stubblefield; daughters, Lauren E. Tisdale, Renee N. (Michael) Treadaway; granddaughters, Samantha Tisdale, Isabella Tisdale, Avery Tisdale, Alexis Tisdale; cousins who were just like sisters, Jimmie Gale Baggett and Diane (Jimmy) Pogue.
Pallbearers will be Bart Krisle, Wayne Choate, Phillip Burr, Barry Pendergrass, Ross Pendergrass, Jody Dorris, Blake Dorris and Tommy Porter. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Dorris, Martin Johnson and Terry Dorris

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN.

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Arrangements For Billy D. Swann

Billy Daniel Swann was born November 28,1937 to the late Annie Mae Samuels and Leonard Swann from Orlinda, Tennessee. On Thursday January 30, 2020 at the age of 82, Our Lord and Savior saw fit for Billy Swann to take his
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He was a faithful member of Mt Pleasant Baptist Church. He later joined City of Faith International.
Billy was educated in the Robertson County School System and was a 1957 graduate of Bransford High School.

He was united in matrimony to Elaine Woodard on June 29,1974. He has four children, Sherry Treadway, Terry Swann, Tracy (Sondra) Swann and Michelle (Dion) Darnell.

He was employed for many years and retired from East Tennessee Natural Gas Company. After retirement and always having a desire to be working and helping others, he was employed with Mid Cumberland Transportation and later with Robertson County School System with the transportation department.

He was recognized and featured on the Bicentennial Celebration for Robertson County. Billy blessed so many lives with his God given talent of playing the saxophone. He added much joy, love and inspiration to church services, funerals and special occasions as he played Precious Lord, Amazing Grace and many other inspirational songs. His talented skills of playing the saxophone will truly be missed.

Billy Swann was preceded in death by Parents: Leonard and Annie Mae Swann; siblings: Eris Strain, Vernita Bell and Eugene Swann; granddaughter: Sharee McDonald and nephew: Ruben Bell.
He leaves to cherish his memories: His loving Wife Elaine of 45 years, Son: Tracy (Sondra) Swann, Daughters: Sherry Swann, Terry Swann and Michelle (Dion) Darnell. Grandkids: Deondria Darnell, floral squareElysia Darnell, Tehkia (Eric) Jordan, Mark (Stephanie) Swann, Corey (Rudy) Brown, Brandon Treadway, Sharae McDonald and Tiffany Rawlins; Great Grand Kids: Desmond Brown, Mark Swann Jr., Londyn Swann, Nevaeh Swann, Serenity Moore; A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services were Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm at City of Faith Church with Pastor Robert Gardner, Eulogist; Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery in Orlinda, TN.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements

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Obituary for Ayman Albert

Ayman Albert, age 53, of Hendersonville, TN passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020.

The owner of the restaurant Jumbo and Delicious, Ayman was beloved by everyone who met him. He was a wonderful husband and loving father. He loved to joke with people and was a generous friend. He could not stand to see others in need and expressed sacrificial love. A deeply Christian man, he loved the Lord with his whole heart and lived out his faith every day. He was the most charismatic human being with the biggest heart.

Ayman grew up in Egypt where he attended College de la Sainte Famille High School in Cairo and then studied medicine at Cairo University. There he was a Sunday school teacher where every week he would meet the children at home and walk with them to attend Church. Ayman married his wife of 21 years, Viola Albert, in Egypt before moving to the U.S. in 2000. In 2001 they had Danny Ayman Albert and in 2002, Kevin Ayman Albert.

He is also survived by his mother, Fahema Fahmy; brother, Emil (Amany) Albert; sisters, Eman (Foud) Albert, and Ebtesam (George) Kamel.

floral squareAyman is preceded in death by his father, Albert Gattas Saman.

His family received friends on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. until his Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville with Fr. Eric Fowlkes officiating. Mass was live-streamed to watch online. Burial followed at Beech Cemetery with pallbearers; Emil, Emad, Shreef, Mohab, Monir and Moged.

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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 Bettye Jean Goodwin Fowler

Bettye Jean Goodwin Fowler, age 85 of Springfield, died Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Springfield Heights.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Adam Hodges officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday from 4 until 8 PM and Tuesday from 9 AM until the hour of service.

Mrs. Fowler was born September 12, 1934 in Robertson County to the late Rias Harrison and Loreta Merritt Goodwin. She was a member of Barren Plains Baptist Church and was retired from Robertson County EMS where she was an EMT. She was a longtime volunteer for the American Red Cross and was active in TIKI MAST. She enjoyed fishing and driving the tractor on the farm. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Wesley Fowler, and her brother, James Harrison Goodwin.

floral squareShe is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Chip and Hilda Miller of Springfield; daughter, Jaynie Hughes of Pahrump, NV; step-son and wife, Greg and Tammy Fowler of Cummings, GA; step-daughters, JoEllen Fowler and Annette Fowler, both of Nashville; grandchildren, Cayce McDonald and husband, Jon, Matt Miller and wife, Jenna, Kelsie Fowler, and David Fowler; and great grandchildren, Kaili McDonald, Joshua McDonald, Samantha McDonald, and Callan Miller.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Springfield Heights. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Leonard Earnest “L.E.” Mooneyhan Jr

Leonard Earnest “L.E.” Mooneyhan Jr, age 77 of Springfield, TN died Friday January 24, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services were held at 11 am on Monday January 27, 2020 at the Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery with Jesse McKee, Zeke McKee, Peyton McKee and Eagan McClelland serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at Hopewell Baptist Church at 10 am until service time at 11 am on Monday.

Mr. Mooneyhan was born November 29, 1942 in Davidson County, TN to the late Leonard and Elizabeth Pyburn Mooneyhan Sr. His sister, Ann Norris also preceded him in death. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, a veteran of the United States Air Force and a retired Truck Driver for UPS. L.E. loved farming, RVing and the Milldale CO-OP Coffee Club.

floral squareMr. Mooneyhan is survived by his wife, Katherine “Kathy” Ragland Mooneyhan of Springfield; daughters, Beckie Mooneyhan and Kara Stevens both of Springfield; grandchildren, Jesse Mckee, Zeke Mckee, Peyton Mckee and Eagan McClelland and great grandchildren, Ella, Raz and Jude McKee.

For friends considering memorials honoring Mr. Mooneyhan the family suggest Hopewell Baptist Church. Donations may be sent care if the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Peggy Nash

Peggy Ann Nash, age 83, of Springfield, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield. A Graveside service will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:30am in the Oakland Cemetery with Reverend Sammy Rye officiating.

Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield prior to the graveside service on Saturday from 10-11am.

Ms. Nash was born October 15, 1936 in Greenbrier to the late Jack and Nanny Hulsey Nash. She was a homemaker and member of the GreenRidge Church of God of Prophecy.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Ms. Nash is preceded in death by her sister, Annie Sue Nash, and her brothers, Cecil Nash, Owen Nash and Donald Nash.

Ms. Nash is survived by a host of loving extended family members and dear friends that will miss her very much.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to your local church in her memory. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Kaye Felts

Glenda “Kaye” Felts, age 74, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Signature Healthcare in Clarksville.

A memorial service was conducted at 11 o’clock am, Thursday, January 30th, at the West End Free Will Baptist Church, 5152 Highway 49 W., Springfield, TN 37172, with Bro. Ronnie Smith officiating. The family received friends at the church beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

A memorial visitation took place from 4:00-7:00PM, Wednesday, January 29th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.

Ms. Felts was born December 14, 1945 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Elmer and Hazel Sterry Felts. She was a retired legal bookkeeper and a founding member of West End Free Will Baptist Church in Springfield.

Kaye married Bill Silvers in 1972, and helped him raise his five children as if they were her own.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by daughter, Cynde Silvers.

Survivors include two sons, Rob (Jennifer) Silvers, and Jeff (Rae Ann) Silvers; two daughters, Pam Davis, and Suzie (Tom) Flowers; a sister, Annette Lindamood; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two nieces, and a nephew.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View assisted the family with these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Jeanne Pennington

Evelyn “Jeanne” Pennington, age 76 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Friday, January 24, 2020 at White Haven Assisted Living in Adams, Tennessee.

Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tennessee on Thursday, January 30th, at 2:00PM with Bro.Kevin Williams officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with her sons, Chris and Cary; her grandsons, Brandon and Kyle; and her nephews, Kenny Sircy, Jerry Sircy, and Gary Swing serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home in Pleasant View on Thursday from 12PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mrs. Pennington was born on November 2, 1943 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee to the late Grover Ramon and Ada Louise Kemper Swing. She was a former school teacher and loved her family very much. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Ray Swing; and a granddaughter, Elaina Jeanne Pennington.

She is survived by her husband, Dwight Pennington; sons, Chris (Kim) Pennington, Cary (Stacy) Pennington; brother, James (Luz Maria) Swing; sister, Juanita (Harold) Sircy; grandchildren, Kacie and Kyle Pennington, Joanne, Alycia, and Brandon Pennington; and great-granddaughter, Eliana Jeanne.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View assisted the family with these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Dianna Lynn Fullton

Dianna Lynn Grant Fullton, age 65 of Springfield passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

There will be a memorial service at a later date which is to be announced.

Dianna was born in Paradise, KY on March 4, 1954 to the late William B. and Virginia N Annes Grant.

She was a school teacher for the Robertson County School System and was a member of Mt. Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was an avid reader and loved spending time hanging out with her grandchildren.

floral squareShe is survived by son, Andrew B. “Andy” Fullton; daughter, Callie Fullton; grandchildren, Madison Rogers, Jordyn Rogers, Daycee Fullton, Terrin Fullton and Braylen Fullton.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy. 41 S., Greenbrier, TN.

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Obituary for Ronnie Shores

Ronnie Eugene Shores, age 66 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tennessee.

Funeral services were held at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Pleasant View, Tennessee on Saturday, January 25th, at 1:00PM with Wayne Hunter, Tommy Ellis, and Randell Bracey officiating. Burial followed in the Good Springs Cemetery.

The family received friends at the church in Pleasant View from 11AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM .

floral squareMr. Shores was born on August 16, 1953 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late Garner and Lois Parsons Shores. Ronnie was a retired sign maker. He loved fishing, playing and watching basketball. He loved his family very much and was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Shores.

Survivors include his son, Brian (Mandy) Shores; and two grandchildren, Ashleigh and Noah Shores.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View assisted the family with these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Nancy Ellen Miers

Nancy Ellen Miers, age 87 of Greenbrier passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Visitation was at 10am until 12pm on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service was at 12pm on Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Don Sensing officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.

She was born in Johnson City, TN on February 13, 1932 to the late Harrison and Edna Brown MIers. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Arnold Miers, Clay Miers, Eddie Miers and a sister, Iris Gwillim.

floral squareShe was an avid reader, loved gardening and being outdoors and was a good friend to all. She was retired from Piedmont Natural Gas Company and was a member of Greenbrier United Methodist Church.

She is survived by many friends and extended family.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN.

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Services for Zachary Aizik Marsh
April 10, 2000 ~ January 26, 2020 (age 19)

Zachary Aizik Marsh, 19, of Cumberland Furnace, TN. (See Full story)

Zach was born April 10, 2000, in Ft. Carson, CO to Erik Marsh and Sarah Bradley Alford.

Private Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Zach was a lumber specialist with Lowe’s.

Zach is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Frank Marsh.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, Zach is survived by his step-father, Michael Alford; brother, Dyllan Alford; three sisters, Micayla Alford, Allyson Marsh and Kylie Alford; paternal grandparents, Joanne Farr, James Farr, and Carmen Marsh; and maternal grandparents, Brenda Williams, Rex Williams, David Bradley, and David Alford Sr.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made HERE.

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