In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 6, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 6, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Jan. 31 – Feb. 6, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Brenda Sue Shelton Creasy

Brenda Sue Shelton Creasy, 77, of Springfield, passed from this life on Thursday January 27, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center. Her remains were cremated and will be spread on a warm sunny day at the farm where she grew up. There will be a time of visitation with the family on Thursday February 10th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Jerry Marvin Reeves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Springfield Baptist Church or to H.A.T.S. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Robert Jerry “Bobby Joe” Williams

Robert Jerry “Bobby Joe” Williams, age 80 of Springfield, TN, passed from this life Thursday, February 3, 2022, at NorthCrest Medical Center. Memorial services will be conducted at 4 pm on Monday February 14, 2022, at the Adairville Baptist Church in Adairville, Kentucky with Pastor Phillip Alexander officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 pm until 4 pm on Monday at the church.

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Margaret Dunavin

Margaret Dunavin, age 84 of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, February 6, 2022 at NHC Hendersonville. Funeral Services will be 1pm, Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Jack Evans and Bro. Chad Phelan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery with Carl Miller, Johnny Parker, Dale Bagwell, Zach Blaylock, Tyler Dunavin and Steve Freye serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 5pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 8th and 11am until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Wayne Pritchett

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

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Thursday, February 10th between 5:00-8:00PM. There will not be a service following the visitation.

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Ruby Mai Larmon

Ruby Mai Larmon, age 89, of Pontiac, Michigan, formerly of Springfield, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, February 4th, 2022, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2pm Saturday, February 12, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, TN. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Linda June Ross Lee

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Jeanne Sprouse Traughber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Cynthia Ann Page

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

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Joy Love Scott

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

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Jennifer Gail Stark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Milldale Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Rosey Page

Sunrise October 5, 1925 – Sunset February 2, 2022

Viewing and Visitation  Friday, February 11, 2022 from 10 am-12 pm

Funeral to follow 12 pm – Fairview Baptist Church 5015 Brick School Road Spring field, Tennessee 37172

Interment at Restlawn Memorial Garden

Service will be Live Streamed on W. D. Crowder Funeral Home Facebook Page

Keep the Page Family In your prayers

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Carrie Helen Swift Eidson

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Betty Lucille Greer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thurston L Hill, Jr.

Sunrise May 9, 1946 Sunset –  January 31, 2022

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

Interment Restlawn Memorial Gardens

Keep the Hill family in your prayers

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Debra Diane Coggins

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Charles Wayne “Chuck” Barnett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for April Doreen O’Donnell

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Gone from our sight, but never our hearts”

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

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Obituary for Shanon Elaine Allen

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Charles Heatherly

Charles Dallas Heatherly, age 85, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Graveside services will be held Monday, February 7, 2022 at 11am in the Springfield Memorial Gardens.

There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Helen Head

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

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

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

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

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

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

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Coopertown Church of Christ. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Fairie Marie Abernathy

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

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

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

floral squareShe enjoyed Antiquing, reading and gardening.

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

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

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Obituary for Gregory Blaine Peevey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Michael Ricky Babb

Michael Ricky Babb, son of Eddie Mae Babb and the late Charles Babb was born September 5, 1953, in Springfield, Tennessee.

Michael professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined St. James Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, Tennessee.

Michael was educated in the Robertson County School System. He began his love for truck driving as a teenager and drove until his health declined. He loved fishing, watching races, and attending tractor pulls.

He united in Holy Matrimony to Carla Smith-Babb on August 5, 2012.

On January 29, 2022 departed this life.

Michael leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Carla Smith-Babb; two daughters, Jackie (Antwon) Browder and Anetta (Mitchell) Northington; twin sons, Michael Babb and Myron (Methia) Babb; step-children, Jacqueline Jackson, Shanicka Smith and Jeffery Smith; fifteen grandchildren, Toyvious, Diantez, Daion, Za’myrion, Akeila, Ma`Ryah, Amiyah, DeShawanna, Michael Jr., Latoya, Aisisha, Da`Marieon, Da`Marieous, Na’Liyah and Karmyn; five great grandchildren; one great-great grandson, DaNyrin; four sisters, Melony (Herbert) Herring, Vanessa (Eugene) Dotson, Amelia Reaves and Stephanie Hambrick; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; devoted friends, Jimmy Harrell and Paul Harrell; floral squareextended family that he loved dearly, the Chatman Family and his brother-in-Christ, Mark Washington.

Viewing and Visitation, Monday, February 7, 2022, 11 am-1 pm with Funeral to follow at St. James Baptist Church, 6654 Highway 41 N., Cedar Hill, Tennessee 37032; Interment is in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Loretta Vaughn Kennedy

Loretta Vaughn Kennedy, 64, of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Sunday January 30, 2022, at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday February 8th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Frank Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in the Dunn Cemetery in Cedar Hill. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Loretta was born December 24, 1957, in Dallas, TX. She was a member of Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church and had worked as a Customer Service Rep. at Wal-Mart. Loretta loved gardening, driving the tractor on the farm, and being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by floral squareher mother: Mary King Vaughn.

Loretta is survived by her husband: Byron Clifford “Kip” Kennedy of Cedar Hill, by her son and daughter-in-law: Jeremy and Teresa Ayers of Cedar Hill, by her father: Raymond Vaughn of Columbia, by her brother: Thomas Vaughn of Columbia, and by her grandchildren: Kayleigh Ayers and Kinsley Hardin.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Lewis Dean “Mr. Dean” Wallace

Lewis Dean “Mr. Dean” Wallace, Sr., 83, of Cedar Hill, passed away on Sunday January 30, 2022, at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday February 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Ryan Caruthers, Justin Head, Eric Caruthers, K.C. Demers, Lewis Dean Wallace III, and Kolby Tyler Dubowsky serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Wallace was born June 13, 1938, in Dover, TN to the late Basil and Evelyn Lewis Wallace. He married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Shadowens, in February of 1957 and this year would be their 65th wedding anniversary. He attended Lighthouse Baptist Church in Springfield for many years. Mr. Wallace, along with his wife, owned and operated Dean Food Land, Dean Country Meat’s, and many other businesses in Nashville for 35 years. Working was his hobby, and he always enjoyed the grocery business and being with his employees and customers. Mr. Wallace owned the Lazy D Ranch in Cedar Hill. Not only did he enjoy farming the land, he and Ms. Margaret raised their family on their ranch and have lived there for over 50 years. Family was his world, and he always enjoyed any opportunity for a family gathering with his children, grandchildren, siblings, and anyone that wanted to join in with them. The highlight of any given day for Mr. Wallace, was sitting in his sunroom and looking at all of God’s creation that he enjoyed so much. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Janet Lynn Wallace, and by his sister: Sue Moore.

Mr. Wallace is survived by his wife: Margaret Shadowens Wallace of Cedar Hill, by his children: Lewis Dean (Nikki) Wallace, Jr., of Greenbrier, Gayle (Buddy) Bourne, Denise (Dale) Murphy, and Karen (David) Bolton all of Cedar Hill, by his sisters: Shirley Felts of Joelton, Linda (Eddie) Voekel of Franklin, Joan Wallace of Smyrna, and Muriel (David) Camp of Murray, KY, and by his grandchildren: Ryan (Amy) Caruthers, Jennifer (Wes) Dubowsky, Kristen (Brian) Winfree, Justin (Lindsey) Head, Eric Caruthers, Krystal Wallace, floral squareKevin (KC) Demers, Lewis Dean Wallace III, Kamber (Jake) Lamonaco, Kolby Demers, Koti (David) Nordy, Cheyenne (Drew) Pool, Alek and Avianna Bourne, and by his 14 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home 2201 Memorial Blvd. Springfield, TN 37172.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Frank Balthrop

Marion Franklin Balthrop “Frank”, age 90 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Saturday, January 29, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Tuesday, February 1st, with Donald Ray Moore officiating. Burial followed in Mallory’s Cemetery with Hayley Frazier, Wyatt Balthrop, Bradley Balthrop Lee, Tyler Balthrop, Houston Newman, Austin Clark, Lucas Clark, Trent Balthrop, and Clay Balthrop serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, January 31st from 3:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Tuesday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Balthrop was born on July 9, 1931 in Chapmansboro, Tennessee to the late Elbert & Martha Morris Balthrop. He worked for Eli Whitt Cigar Company as a receiving clerk and then later farmed. He loved his family, friends, grandkids, and most especially he loved his precious wife. Mr. Balthrop was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Burton, R.W., Dorris, J.B., Ray, Howard, and Clyde Balthrop; and sisters, Dorothy Hudgens and Frances Head.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Nellie Jo Balthrop; sons, Ricky (Helen) Balthrop and Randy (Lori) Balthrop; daughters, Tammy (Chuck) Farmer and Linda Kay (Taylor) Clark; sisters, Dimple Gupton, Bonnie Moore, and Faye Murphy; grandchildren, floral squareBradley & Tom Balthrop Lee, Tyler & Erika Balthrop, Houston & Tasha Newman, Hayley & Dustin Frazier, Austin & Emily Clark, Trent & Lauren Balthrop, and Lucas Clark; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

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

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Obituary for Elizabeth Ann Jones “Boogie”

Elizabeth Ann Hyde Jones was born October 29, 1955, to the union of the late David Hyde Jr. and Maxine Darden in Robertson County, Tennessee. She departed this life on January 28, 2022.

She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and joined the Church of God Sanctified under the leadership of Elder Boyd E. Kinzer and later Elder William D. Birdsong. Elizabeth served diligently in Sanctuary Choir. She dearly loved the Lord and working in the church.

She attended the Robertson County Public School System and graduated with the Class of 1974.

On February 9, 1980, Elizabeth was united in Holy Matrimony to Edward Lee Jones. She was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Elizabeth was affectionately known as “Boogie” to all her family and friends. She had a very outgoing personality, loved to talk and never met a stranger. She was always willing to do whatever she could to help anyone in need. Boogie would often help someone, and no one would ever know she had helped them. It gave her great joy to bless others.

She was employed by Kroger for thirty-three years as a cashier. Boogie was dearly loved by all her customers while working there. In addition to Kroger, she was also employed by the Robertson County School System for three years.

Boogie was the backbone of her large extended family and made sure everyone got together for reunions and special occasions. She also loved cooking, dancing and singing.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by four sisters: Patricia Shannon, Mattie Hyde, Penny Shannon and Margaret Shannon.

Elizabeth leaves to cherish her memories; husband: Edward L. Jones; sons: Verdell Brooks, Adrian Jones; grand-children: Peyton Smith, Briana Smith, Kandra (Taylor) Jackson, and Montrell Brooks; great-grandchildren: Makenzee Smith, Maniya Smith, Kobe Smith, Aniya Brooks, and Tandalaya Brooks; devoted sisters: Mary Gladys Barbee and Barbara Lynn (Timothy) Jamison; devoted brothers: Michael (Patricia) Gray, David (Jennette) Hyde, Clifford Hyde, Harold (Felecia) Hyde, Maurice Hyde; devoted nieces: floral squareLatonia Miles, Brenda Barbee and Sabrina Barbee; sister-in-law, Sandra (Freddie) Bigbee; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives; friends: JoAnn Woodard, Patricia Davis, Sherry Traughber, Pam Johnson, Barbara Kendricks, Tequilla Wells, Vanessa Dotson and a host of friends; devoted cousin: Jennifer Darden.

Viewing and visitation, Sunday, February 6, 2022, 12:30- 2:30 pm with funeral to follow at 2:30 pm at Church of God, Sanctified, 1701 Leota street, Springfield, TN 37172, Pastor William Birdsong, Eulogy, Reverend Michael Joyner, Officiant; Interment, Restlawn Memorial Garden.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Robertson County Remembers Savanna Puckett…

“Patrol Deputy Savanna Puckett is a great loss to all of us here at the Sheriff’s Office. We will grieve her death today, tomorrow, and many days to come. Savanna started her career at the Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer in December of 2017 at the age of 18 and was promoted to Booking Officer in the Detention Facility in November of 2018.

“Savanna had aspirations of advancing her career to the Patrol Division and made that dream a reality when she was promoted to Patrol Deputy in May 2020, and officially graduated from Walter State Law Enforcement Academy in September 2020.

floral square“In the 4 years that Savanna was with the Sheriff’s Office, she touched the lives of everyone. Savanna was the one who always showed up early to her shift with a smile on her face. She was hardworking and cared deeply for each and every person here. She was a mother hen to us all and frequently cooked meals and baked goodies for her shift. She was tough, courageous, kind, compassionate, and had an infectious personality that will always be remembered.”

A Go-Fund-Me has been set up to assist Savanna’s family with expenses. It has been verified by Smokey Barn News.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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Obituary for Clifton Lawrence Ramsey Sr. (Larry)

Clifton Lawrence Ramsey Sr. (Larry), age 71 of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

A celebration of Life was held Friday January 28, 2022 at Oak Hills Golf Course from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m Mr. Ramsey was born January 24, 1951, in Nashville, TN to the late Hobert Lee Ramsey Jr and the late Effie Inez Hargrove Ramsey. Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. To know Larry was to love him. He was a friend to all. Larry ran his business Ramsey Towing for 30+ years. The community of Greenbrier and beyond will greatly miss his presence. In addition to his parents Larry is preceded in death by his loving wife Patsy Laverne Norman Ramsey and his brother Hobert Daniel floral squareRamsey (Danny). Mr. Ramsey is survived by his son Clifton Lawrence Ramsey Jr. and daughter-in-law Nicole Ramsey, by his sisters Ronnie Ogg, Debbie Moon, Cheryl Head, Melody Greenwell, brother-in-law Billy Greenwell, by his grandchildren Amanda Rigsby, Ryan Rigsby, Jarred Rigsby, Jacob Rigsby, Dallas Ramsey, Destinee Ramsey, Danielle Ramsey, Kelsey Roose, Dana Ramsey, Kara Roose, Sierra Ramsey, Connor Ramsey and Corbin Ramsey, and several great grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Tennessee Cremation and Mortuary Service

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Obituary for Doris Virginia Woodard Parks

Doris Virginia Woodard Parks, 77, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday January 28, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family that loved her dearly.

Funeral services were conducted Monday January 31st at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brandon Walton, Jeremy Hudson, Jr., Bo Walton, Dakota Adcock, Jeremy Henderson, Adam Adcock, Jeff Jones, and Rich Brady serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Parks was born July 5, 1944, in Springfield to the late John Edward and Daisy Crow Woodard. She was a graduate of Greenbrier High School, was a homemaker, and was a member of Flewellyn Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing gospel music, working crossword puzzles, and along with her husband she enjoyed gardening, and feeding the birds and squirrels. Her family was her life that she so enjoyed being with, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. The highlight of her day was sitting with her husband, Billy, on the back porch enjoying the sunshine and all of God’s creation.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son: Troy Parks, by her brothers: Burton and David Woodard, and by her sisters: Jeannie Copley, Ruth McArthur, and Rose Meadows. Mrs. Parks is survived by her husband, Billy Parks, whom she would be married to 60 years this coming September, by her son: Todd (Teresa Vick) Parks of Springfield, by her daughters: Marie (Paul) Mason of Springfield, and Janet (Jimmy) Myers of Springfield, by floral squareher daughter-in-law: Tracy Parks of Springfield, by her sisters: Becky Brady of Madison, and Addie (Art) Grigsby of Kansas, by her grandchildren: Brandy Henderson, Brandon Walton, Amber Adcock, Stephany Harris, Tiffany Parks, Hannah Vick, Erik Vick, and Caylyn Vick, and by her great grandchildren: Jeremiah, Zariyah, Bo, Dakota, Jeremy, Hannah, Emma, Di’Anna, Austin, Dylan, Eva, Baylee, and Kaylana.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Margie Keith Simmons

Margie Keith Simmons, 92, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Friday January 28, 2022, at The Arbors at Springfield Heights.

Funeral services were conducted Monday January 31, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in the Owens Chapel Cemetery with Kris Simmons, Graydon T. Simmons, Jr., Tim Simmons, Keith Simmons, Trudy Simmons, Kevin Simmons, and Nick Simmons serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Simmons was born November 13, 1929, in Cross Plains. She was a graduate of East Robertson High School, where she was a star Basketball player and graduated with honors. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church in El Dorado, AR. While living in El Dorado, she did volunteer work in her community. Mrs. Simmons was an avid golfer and she made stained glass crafts. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend to all that knew her. Mrs. Simmons loved spending time with her family and enjoying life with the many years that God blessed her with. She was preceded in death by her father: L.O. Keith, by her mother: Goldie West Fuqua, by her husband: Graydon Thomas “Jake” Simmons, Sr., by her brothers: Biddie, Maxie, and Don Keith, and by her great great grandchild: Mason Shoup.

floral squareMrs. Simmons is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Kevin Simmons of Sherwood, AR, Graydon T. and Kathy Simmons, Jr. of Hendersonville, Keith and Wendy Simmons of Houston, TX, Tim Simmons of Russellville, KY, by her daughter: Trudy Simmons of Hot Springs Village, AR, by her brother: Medford Keith of Springfield, by her sisters: Opal Rush of Houston, TX, and Marie Choate of Greenbrier, and by her 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Teresa Elmore Morales

Teresa Elmore Morales, 65, of Springfield, passed from this life on Wednesday January 26, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday January 30th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with her brother, Curley Elmore, officiating. Interment followed in the Oakland Cemetery with Michael Nixon, Jason Elmore, Kenneth Elmore, Dewayne Elmore, Brad Goostree, and Mark McClain serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Teresa was born April 23, 1956, in Springfield to the late J.C. and Jewell Rippy Elmore. She formerly worked at South Central Growers and Five Star Manufacturing. She was of the Baptist faith. Teresa enjoyed gardening and being at home. She loved Christmas time and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren that she loved so much. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: David and Timmy Elmore.

floral squareTeresa is survived by her husband: Amado Morales Cruz of Springfield, by her son and daughter-in-law: Jamie and Tracie Hyten of Franklin, KY, by her daughter and son-in-law: Sandy and Michael Lane of Pulaski, by her grandchildren: Gaige Lane, Jackson Goostree, and Jaycee Lane, by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Jackie and Judy Elmore of Franklin, KY, Curley and Frankie Elmore of Elkton, KY, Ricky and Melinda Elmore of Springfield, and by her sister and brother-in-law: Carol and Bobby Nixon of Springfield.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Roger Dale Hulsey

Roger Dale Hulsey, age 69 of Springfield, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with Ronnie Greer, Randall DiDonato, Allen Farmer, Jerry D. Hulsey, Brian Roach, Jr., and Matthew Williams serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday from 9 AM until the hour of service.

Roger was born April 7, 1952 in Springfield to the late Eddie Lawrence and Annie Ethel Woodard Hulsey. He was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver, having last driven for Southern Growers. He also enjoyed raising a vegetable garden and he loved football, especially the Tennessee Volunteers and the Tennessee Titans.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth, Jimmy, and William Hulsey, and sisters, Beatrice Spain, Hilda Auggia, Charlene Farmer, Brenda Jones, Jean Parker, and Ruby DiDonato.

floral squareMr. Hulsey is survived by his wife, Vickey Hulsey of Springfield; son and daughter-in-law, Roger Dale and Toni Hulsey, Jr. of Murfreesboro; daughter, Iris Denise Hulsey of Springfield; brother, Jerry Hulsey of Clarksville; grandchildren, Brian Roach, Jr., Cheyenne Smith, and Shelby Hulsey; and great grandchildren, A’myiah Farmer, Zion Farmer, Jeremiah Smith, and Camilla Urbano.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Larry Gale Tate

Obituary for Larry Gale Tate
Age 86 of Springfield went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 30, 2022 at his home. He was born May 28, 1935 in Union City, OK to Floyd Arthur and Dolly Lee Jester Tate. He retired after 37 years of service to the Teamster (United) as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Tate was known to his friends and family as “a prayer warrior” and a devoted Christian. He was a member of Christ Worship Center. He enjoyed football and NASCAR, especially the LA Rams and Jeff Gordon. He enjoyed mowing his grass with his zero turn mower and he loved eating fried okra.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers; 3 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Tate, Springfield, TN; son, Darren (Shelly) Tate, White House, TN; daughters, Carla (Daniel) Geare, Goodlettsville, TN, Carrie Tate, Santa Rosa, CA, Lisa (Michael) Savas, Cross Plains, TN, Joey (Russ) Gravel, Cedar Hill, TN and Kimberly King, Utah; 8 grandchildren, Ryan, Trevor, Brittany, Tyler, Savannah, Noah, Karlie and Sarah; 5 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral Service is scheduled for Monday, February 7, 2022 at 12pm at Christ Worship Center 2732 Highway 31W White House, TN 37188, with Pastor Steve Malone officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with Ryan Abney, Trevor Abney, Russ Gravel, Joe Quilty, Casey Allen and Noah Quilty serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be held Monday, February 7, 2022 10am until 12pm at the church.

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

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Obituary for Alford Morris

Alford Hawkins Morris, age 82, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Randy Hester officiating. Burial followed in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery with his grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday, January 31, 2022 from 4-8pm and again on Tuesday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mr. Morris was born May 24, 1939 in Robertson County to the late J.C. and Cecil Johnson Morris. He was a cowboy, a logger, a construction worker, a farmer, and whatever he needed to be at the time. He was the roughest, toughest man you would meet, but the softest, sweetest person you could ever know, even playing Santa at times. He was “Papaw” to his favorites, “Daddy” to his next, and “Uncle Alford” or “Mr. Alford” to most. He always seemed to be happy, laughing and smiling every time you saw him and will truly be missed by everyone who knew him.

In addition to his parents Mr. Morris is preceded in death by his daughters, Beverly Jane Morris and Tammy Annette Morris, his brother, James Wayne Morris, his sister, Faye Hall, his daughter-in-law, Tonya Morris, and his son-in-law, Paul Roark.

floral squareMr. Morris is survived by the mother of his children, Sammie Reid Morris; his children, Melinda Roark, Timothy “Bubba” Morris, Susan and husband, Delvin Hester, and Dennis and wife, Jill Morris; sisters, Johnnie Hand and Abbigail and husband, Billy Jackson; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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

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Arrangements for Shelia A. Dowlen
February 20, 1966–January 20, 2022

 Shelia Ann Dowlen was born February 20, 1966, in Springfield, Tennessee to the late John Robert Dowlen and Mary Catherine Smith Dowlen. She departed this life on January 20, 2022. Shelia attended Robertson County Public Schools.
She was a loving mother and friend. She had a great love for cooking, grilling, art, music and dancing and a much greater love for her family. Shelia was loved by everyone who knew her.

She professed a hope in Christ at a young age and became a member of New Jerusalem Temple Pentecostal Church, later changing her membership to Mount Herman Community Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her grandson: Malikia Foster; sister: Anna M. Dowlen Yates; brother: Robert A. Dowlen aka “B. B.”; nieces: Erica Dowlen and Latrice L. Wells; an aunt: Annie Dowlen Smith; and cousins: Della Smith and Tony Dowlen

She leaves to cherish her memories five children: Joshua D. Dowlen of Murfreesboro, TN, Valerie N. Foster, Anthony R. Dowlen, Sr. and David Foster, Sr. and LaTonya Lee, all of Nashville, TN; fifteen grandchildren: Makinze Foster, Malaysia Foster, Makiyah Foster, Markize Foster, Mariah Foster, David Foster, Jr., Anthony R. Dowlen, Jr., Anbrya L. Jackson, Devyn Lee Brady, Kyla D. Dowlen, Lakeila D. Johnson, Omar Lee, ManDriccus Lee, Lakeilia Lee, and Javarious Turnley; one sister: Deborah S. Dowlen of Adairville, KY; floral squareaunts: Janice (Willie) Dowlen of Springfield, TN, Ernestine Dowlen of Clarksville, TN, and Edna Dowlen of Portland, TN; uncles: William H. Dowlen, Springfield, TN, Jimmy Dowlen and Reverend Mark Dowlen of Cross Plains, TN; a host of nieces and nephews; devoted nieces and nephews: Donisha Jones, Mariah Dowlen, Johnathan Dowlen, Anthony Dowlen, and Bobby Dowlen; devoted cousins: William T. Farmer, Florence Head, Felicia F. Dowlen, Derrick Dowlen and Rosetta Williams; special devoted friends: David Anthony Odom, Carrie Duncan, Michael Edgin, Angie Dunn, James Chikago Saine; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Friday, January 28, 2022 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Harold William Gallup Sr.

Harold W. Gallup, Sr. transitioned on January 28, 2022 to be with the Love of His Life, Elizabeth and their Eldest son, Harold, Jr. “Bill”. Sadly missed by his Daughter Karen; his Sons David, Danial and Scott as well as his Son-in-Laws Michael and Michiael; Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Siblings, additional Family members and many Friends. “When you speak of him, speak not with tears, for thoughts of him floral squareshould not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for his life was rich because of you.” Author Unknown.

There are no services scheduled for Mr. Gallup and the family request no floral tributes be sent please.

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

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Obituary for Jeffrey Dee Russom

Age 50 of Greenbrier passed away Friday, January 28, 2022 at his home. He was born October 16, 1971 in Chicago, IL to Dee & Janie Paulette Bailey Russom. He owned and operated Russom Floor Care before becoming disabled. He enjoyed fishing, mudding, and trail riding. He loved animals, especially his dogs. He was a UT and Chicago Bears football fan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Angela Russom, Greenbrier, TN; Daughter, Heather (Josh) Hopkins, Springfield, TN; Father, Dee Russom, Providence, KY; Mother, Paulette Russom, Murfreesboro, TN; Sister, Jodi (Billy) Fox-Melton, Lascassas, TN; 2 grandchildren, Braxton Davis and Beau Hopkins, both of Springfield, TN.

floral squareFuneral Service was Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 1PM in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Zachary Morris officiating. Interment followed in Greenbrier City Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Tuesday, February 1, 2022 10AM-1PM 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 Rena Ruth Williams

Rena Ruth Williams, age 85, of Cross Plains, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022 at her home.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, February 1, 2022 in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams, TN.

Visitation was held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 11am-12:30pm.

Mrs. Williams was born March 1, 1936 in Halifax, NC to the late Roy Thomas and Rena Bell Edmondson.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Williams is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Eugene Williams; son, Charles Williams; brothers, Roy Thomas Edmondson Jr., Bobby Lee Edmondson, Walter Edmondson and Gene Gray Edmondson; and a sister, floral squareDorothy Joyner.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her children, Debbie (Randy) Warren, Larry (Marline) Williams and Troy (Marsha) Williams; 12 grandchildre; 8 great grandchildren; and a sister, Hazel Skipper.

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

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Obituary for Jennifer Lynn Harding

Jennifer Lynn Harding, age 58, of Cross Plains, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Pastor Alan Baggett and Bro Daniel Bandy officiating. Burial followed in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in Nashville with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 10am-2pm.

Mrs. Harding was born March 12, 1963 in Springfield, Tn to the late James Harold and Pauline Elizabeth Rust.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Harding is preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Nicole Page Rust and Channing Austin Kitts.

floral squareMrs. Harding is survived by husband of 15 years, Roland Harding; sons, Wade Lance, Joseph (Ashley) Harding and Daniel (Debra) Harding; daughters, Jessica (Daniel) Bandy, Brandy (Joey) Gilliam and Jennifer Lynn (Michael) Watson; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; sisters, Lydia Rust (Roy) Tanner and Joyce Young; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Pat and Ellen Harding; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lanorah (Mike) Allen, Dorothy (Tracey) Atwood and Patricia (David) Gant; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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

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Obituary for Elizabeth Suratt

Elizabeth Adaline Suratt, age 94 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Thursday, January 27, 2022 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Sunday, January 30th, with Bro. Greg Smith officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with Tony Ferguson, Christopher English, Brian Baskin, Mike Shubert, Jake Shubert, Wyatt Baskin, Donald McWright, and Mitch Wilson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Logan Ferguson and Jaxon English.

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

Mrs. Suratt was born on September 8, 1927 in Lewisburg, Tennessee to the late Earl W. & Clara Bell Ketchum Wilson. She was a retired Soil Lab Technician for the University of Tennessee. She lived a life fully committed to God and her family. Grace was never in short supply in her presence. She loved her home full of family, love and laughter. She will be deeply missed and forever loved. Mrs. Suratt was a member of Clarksville Highway Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Suratt; and son, Steven Suratt.

floral squareSurvivors include her son, Stanley T. Suratt; daughters, Susan Ferguson and Shirley Baskin; grandchildren, Brian (Karen) Baskin, Heather (Mike) Shubert, Todd Baskin, Ricky Chris (Heather) Ferguson, Tony (Pamela) Ferguson, Angela (Christopher) English, Dakota, Alex and Rebecca Ferguson, and Jeremy Suratt; and a long, blessed list of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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

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Arrangements for Willie O’Neal Witherspoon

May 3, 1951 to January 26, 2022 Homegoing celebration to be held Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 1 PM at St. James Baptist Church 6654 Highway 41 N. Cedar Hill Tennessee.

Viewing and visitation was Saturday, February 5 from 11 AM to 1 PM at St. James Baptist Church.

Interment Restlawn Memorial Garden

Gone way too soon, but GOD had a greater plan for our loved one. Our beloved Willie O’Neal “Spoon” Witherspoon was born May 3, 1951 in Lexington, Tennessee. He was called Home to Eternal Rest on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at the age of 70. “Spoon” as he was known by many, attended Henderson County Schools.

He worked at Wiley Steel for many years. Upon retirement, he enjoyed being a mechanic and spending time with family.
He was christened in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit as a child and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. Willie “Spoon” had a love for his Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Family where he sung in the Male Chorus, was a Trustee, and devoted Sunday School Teacher.

He loved people and never met a stranger. His favorite songs were “The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow” “He’s Done Enough” and “Lord I Know You’ve Been So Good.” Willie “Spoon” will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and the entire community. He touched so many lives and will forever live on in our hearts.

Willie’s “Spoon” mother; Pauline Wess; grand-parents, Thomas and Willie M. Witherspoon; aunts, Mary Jo Parker, Nora Bell, Augusta Carver and Juanita Witherspoon; and brother-in-law, CH Carver have preceded him death.

His children, Antonio (Fallon) Witherspoon, Allan (Ashley) Gardner, Aaron (Demetria) Gardner, Andrelo Witherspoon, Harold Sharkley, Mardrickus (Kim) Blakemore, Anthony (Courtney) Blakemore, Jarvis (Tiarra) Blakemore, Michael (Pharrah) Head, Trey Witherspoon, Courtney (Ryan) Baker, Jackie (Antwon) Browder, Jerricko (Brittany) Johnson, Anettra (Mitchel) Northington, Myron (Methia) Babb, Michael Babb, Lawanda (Ricky) Townsend, DeCarla Sherrod, Tyasha Sherrod, and Maurissa Gardner were the loves of his life who will always cherish his memories.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Rhonda; father and mother-in-law, Roger and Beverly Dickerson; sisters, Betty Carver, Sandra Everett, Gloria (Robert) Carver, Wanda Dowlen, Arica Johnson, Chario (Carlos) Johnson, Nabraunda (Jerald) Jackson, and Lacresha (Pernell) Dickerson; brothers, Roderick (Patricia) Dickerson, David Walker, Cedric Terry, John Paul (Toni) Parker, Jerome (Veronica) Harmon; seventy-four grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren. Devoted aunt, Deborah (Jerrell) Jones; devoted cousin, Amelia Parker; devoted friends, Fred Hendley, Patricia Sherrod, Richard Teasley, and James Hilliard. A host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, other family, and friends.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for John Ewing Somerville

Age 88 of Portland went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Portland Medical Center. He was born August 3, 1933 in Springfield, TN to Clarence and Lena Somerville. He proudly served his country as an MP in the U.S. Army during Korea and was retired from Peterbilt. He was a member of American Legion Post #206 and Cedar Grove Methodist Church in Cross Plains, TN.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pauline Somerville; son, John Thomas Somerville; granddaughter, Cindy Somerville; 4 brothers, Harold Somerville, Lloyd “Popeye” Somerville, Floyd Somerville and Blonnie Somerville. He is survived by his sons, Jeff (Kathy) Somerville and Harold (Jo) Searcy, both of Portland, TN; daughter, Beverly Hodges, Byron, GA; sisters, Clarice Stewart, Murfreesboro, TN and Edith Camp, Smyrna, TN;; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was Monday, January 31, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Terrell Somerville officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers and with military honors. Visitation with the family was Monday, January 31, 2022 12pm until the hour of the service 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 Duane Parker

Herbert “Duane” Parker, age 85 of Greenbrier passed away at his home Tuesday, January, 25, 2022.

Funeral Services were 12pm on Friday, January, 28, 2022 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Nathan Washburn officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Morgan, Dalton Morgan, Aiden Morgan, Billy Ford, Marshall Drake, Maxie Deaton and Steve Ford serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 9am until time of service on Friday, January 28th at the funeral home.

Mr. Parker was born in Coopertown, TN on March 23, 1936 to the late David Herbert and Mabel Lorene Bracey Parker. He was also preceded in death by brother, Rudolph Parker and sister, Connie Marie Parker.

He was a member of Greenbrier First Baptist Church and a Veteran of the US Army. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, church activities and trips and spending time with family especially the grand and floral squaregreat-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Katherine Ford Parker; daughter, Pam (David) Morgan; grandson, Dalton (Amanda) Morgan; grandchildren, Logan, Emma, Aiden and Emery.

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

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Obituary for Beth Briggs Phillips

Elizabeth Anne “Beth” Briggs Phillips, age 62 of Nashville, TN passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022 St. Thomas West.

A private family burial will take place at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Beth was born in Nashville, TN on April 6, 1959 to the late Jerry Douglas and Peggy Bruce Briggs.

She enjoyed her job as Editor for National Baptist Publishers. She loved reading, painting and listening to music. She also loved her floral squarebeloved dog, Puck.

She is survived by sons, Brigg Stoll of Nashville, Tim (Jessica) Stoll of Kingston Springs; grandchildren, Emma Stoll and Emmett Stoll of Kingston Springs; brother, Jon (Betty) Briggs of Ridgetop, TN.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Rosemary Denton

Age 76 of Cross Plains went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at her home. She was born March 17, 1945 in Franklin, TN to Oliver and Margaret Sweeney Lunn. She worked as the manager of the Little Red Shoe House. Rosemary enjoyed playing bingo and slot machines, going to Casinos and watching ballgames at the ballpark, especially when her grandchildren were playing.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald E. Denton, Sr.; 2 sisters, Mildred Dobbs and Jean Mangram; five brothers, James “Bud” Lunn, Tommy Lunn, Robert “Deacon” Lunn, Franklin “Goody” Lunn and William “Boe” Lunn. She is survived by four sons, Marty Denton, Cross Plains, TN, Roger (Mary Evelyn) Denton, White House, TN, Ronald (Shawna) Denton, Jr., Boise, ID and Christopher (Cathey) Denton, Norfolk, VA; daughter, Junie Rolens Hermitage, TN; sister, Alice “Rinki” Stutts, Hermitage, TN; 8 grandchildren, Lacey, Brock, Ashlee, Magan, Raven, Amber, Brittany and Caitlyn; 14 great-grandchildren, Bentley, Jesse,, Kensley “KK”, Blaze, Tristan, Nevaeh, Aiyden, Ryder, Ellie-Mae, Cy, Jax, Freddy, Alex and Laikyn; ; Beloved dog, Buddy

floral squareFuneral service was Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 1:30PM in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Phillip Miller officiating. Interment followed at 3PM in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was Saturday, January 29, 2022 10AM until the hour of the service 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 Jerry Sircy

Jerry Wayne Sircy, age 71, of Springfield passed away at his home on January 24, 2022.

Mr. Sircy was born July 17, 1950 in Schochoh, Ky to the late Arlis “Buck” and Hazel Helen Mcguire Sircy. He was a retired carpenter and contractor and proudly served in the U.S. Army, receiving a Purple Heart during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed watching boxing, Nascar, and the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team. He also enjoyed camping, spending time with his family and especially spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Sircy was a member of the Adairville Methodist Church, the American Legion #45, the DAV Springfield Chapter #21 and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

In addition to his parents Mr. Sircy is preceded in death by his brothers, Howard Sircy and James Sircy, his sisters, Ann Sircy, Anna Gunderson, and Barbara Jean Burchett.

Mr. Sircy is survived by his wife of 37 years, Joy Pinson Lassiter Sircy; sons and daughters-in-law, Matt and Kristie Lassiter of Springfield, Tim and Laurie Lassiter of Cross Plains, and Ryan Weston Sircy; daughter and son-in-law, Allison and Michael Morton of Bowling Green, KY; grandchildren, Taylor, Millie, Sydney, and Ava Lassiter, and Logan (Autumn) Dean; great-grandchild, Tenley Dean; brother, and sisters-in-law, David and Shirley Sircy of Springfield and Faye Sircy Bagwell of Springfield; sisters and brothers-in-law, Becky and Fred Middleton of Springfield, Linda and Johnny Cauley of Greenbrier, Doris Dunlap of Adairville, KY; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Chaplain Ron Hartley officiating. The family requested all visitors wear masks.

floral squareBurial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brad Cauley, Johnny Cauley, Michael Morton, Tracy Gunderson, Garrett Gunderson, Guy Gunderson, Jason Middleton and Michael Sircy serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Nelson, Fred Middleton, Bo Dunlap, Cliff Gainous, and the members of the DAV Chapter #21.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made the DAV Chapter #21. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Judy Nadine Leslie

Age 70 of Springfield passed away Monday, January 24, 2022 at Centennial Medical Center. She was born June 29, 1951 in Ozark, AL to James & Mildred Windham McLendon. She worked in Regulatory for Sarah Cannon Cancer Research. She enjoyed decorating, gardening, cooking and was a very creative lady. She was a member of Post Oak Baptist Church in Ozark, AL. She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her son, Christopher Allen Leslie, Waterloo, Iowa; brother, James Steven McLendon, Flint, MI; sister, Shirley Wilkinson, Ozark, AL; her beloved pomeranian dog, Harlee.

floral squareFuneral service was held Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Bill Petty officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was Thursday, January 27, 2022 10am until 1pm at the funeral home.

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

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