In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week January 16, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries January 8-16, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries January 8-16, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Jackey Dean Trew

Jackey Dean Trew, age 74 of Pleasant View, TN passed away Monday, January 10, 2022 at his residence. His remains are to be cremated and there are no services planned.

He was born in Nashville, TN on May 5, 1947 to the late John Henry and Ester Naomi Glover Trew. He was a Veteran of the US Navy and retired from the US Post Office as a Rural Mail Carrier.

He is survived by children, Jason (Lori) Trew of Greenbrier, Stephanie (Heath) McCrary of Hendersonville; brothers Paul “Eddie” (Kathy) Trew of Spring Hill, TN, Johnny Trew of OR; grandchildren John Hayden Trew, Haleigh Trew, Kolton McCrary and Kayla McCrary.

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

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Obituary for Marcella Dean Harris

Marcella Dean Harris, age 90, of Springfield, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Marcella was born February 4, 1931 in Todd County, Kentucky to the late William Templeman and Iva Mae Phillips Templeman.

She is survived by her husband of seventy-one years, Howard Harris; daughter, Marcelyn Ann Westerback (Dale); son, Jerry Wayne Harris (Karen); five grandchildren, Emily Fritts, Amy Kee, Seth Harris, Ethan Harris, Patrick McInnis; five great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and sister, Sue Vass. She is also survived by numerous relatives and friends.

Mrs. Harris was a book-keeper by trade and worked for over thirty years for Frank Davis Buick in Madison. She represented every definition of the word “detail.” She cherished her family and was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Springfield.

floral squareA visitation for Marcella was held Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 1150 South Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, TN 37072, followed by a celebration of life service at 3:30 PM. Interment followed the service.

Arrangements entrusted to Forest Lawn Funeral Home

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Obituary for William Earl “Bill” Benton

William Earl “Bill” Benton, 87, of the Owens Chapel community in Springfield, passed away on Saturday January 15, 2022, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Friday January 21st at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Rick Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Owens Chapel Cemetery with Casey Buck, Bud Benton, Josh Benton, Steve Meyer, Brandon Weaver, Mike Meyer, and Shane Brown serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Benton was born January 12, 1935, in Nashville, TN to the late Frank Porter and Ola Hicks Benton. He served as a mechanic in the Army National Guard and was a retired Engineer with Ford Glass. Mr. Benton loved woodworking, building computers, and metal detecting. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Carrole Jane Rowette Benton, by his granddaughter: Emily Ann Benton, and by his siblings: Betty Gibson and Tommy Benton.

Mr. Benton is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Richard Earl and Carol Benton of Springfield, Joseph Frank and Cindy Benton of Springfield, by his daughter and son-in-law: Bethany Jane and Michael Lampley of Dickson, by his grandchildren: Amy Jo Meyer, Joshua Benton, William “Bud” Benton, Benjamin Woods, floral squareJulian Joy Weaver, and Casey D. Buck, by his great grandchildren: Mike Meyer, Emily Paige Pentecost, Aniya Woods, Isabella Buck, Paisley Jane Weaver, Elijah Buck, and Bryson Benton, by his great great grandchild: Aurora Madison Meyer, by his brothers and sister-in-law: Bobby Benton of Greenbrier, David and Tammy Benton of Kentucky, and by his sisters and brothers-in-law: Judy and Larry Brown of Portland, Linda and Doug Darby of Indiana.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Emily Larmore Payne

Emily Larmore Payne, age 84, of Springfield, passed from this life on Saturday January 15, 2022, at NorthCrest Medical Center. There will be no public services at this time.

Emily was born December 6, 1937, in Atlanta, GA to the late Edmond Henry and Willie Frank Barrow Larmore. Besides being a great homemaker, wife, and mother, Emily loved sewing, gardening, and reading. She loved to be involved in her community being a previous President of the Alcohol and Drug Council of Tennessee and participating in Al-Anon through Cumberland Heights for thirty years. She was also involved in the Home Demonstration Club of Sumner County for years. Emily and her husband, Reese, dedicated their time, hearts, and experience to bring hope and strength to others. She was a beautiful and extremely strong woman who will be missed by many. In addition to her parents, Emily is preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, Reese Jones Payne.

floral squareEmily is survived by her children: Lyle and Mary Frank Payne, and Lisa Payne Jones, MD, and by her grandchildren: Allyson Payne Manfredi and her husband Charles, Rachel Payne Dorris and her husband Logan, Reese Payne, and Harrison Long.

The family requests, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Cumberland Heights Treatment Center. 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 Red Denson

Red Denson, age 78, of Greenbrier, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in the comfort of his home with his wife and 2 daughters by his side. Red was born May 26, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Red is preceded in death by his parents, Ermon and Nettie Mae Denson; siblings, Vivian Ford, Bobby Denson, Peggy Bryant, Terry Denson, Marie Bailey, Buddy Denson, and Virgil Lane.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Denson of Greenbrier, TN; daughters, Rachel Bryant (Josh) of Eagleville, TN and Kristy Denson of Murfreesboro, TN; 4 grandchildren, Alex, Jack, Zachary and Greyson Bryant; sister, Frankie Nichols.

A visitation was held Friday, January 14, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, Tennessee and on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. A funeral service was held Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM with Pastor Chad Phelan officiating at the funeral home.

floral squareRed was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

Serving as pallbearers were Danny Hartsfield, Nathan Hartsfield, Kenny Bryant, Timmy Denson, Richard Blackwell and Colen Locke Jr..

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ForestLawnFuneral-Goodlettsville.com for the Denson family.

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Obituary for Robert “Carl” Meadows

Age 81 of White House went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 16, 2022 at his home. He was born February 17, 1940 in White House, TN to the late Herman Lynn & Ruby Ethel Jones Meadows. He was retired as the Millersville Chief of Police and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Cherry Mound Masonic Lodge #227, the VFW, American Legion Post #206, the DAV and the Al Menah Shrine. Mr. Meadows was a member of Madison Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a devoted Christian.

He is preceded i death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Patsy Clark Meadows; daughter, Tammy Gaye (Mike) Hammer, both of White House, TN; son, Robert Anthony Meadows, Portland, TN; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for 1pm Thursday in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with military honors and with Mike Clark, Brian Clark, Michael Hammer, Corey Baker, Justin Cristos and Tony Meadows serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be held from 11AM until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted at the funeral home prior to the service.

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

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Obituary for Melvin Goostree

Melvin Douglas Goostree, age 81, of White House, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at his home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Doug Thornton officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery with Jason Goostree, Bobby Blackburn, Walker Bloodworth, Larry Ramsey, Jeff Wilson and Aaron Robertson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Clifton Ramsey and Kirk Wall.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday, from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mr. Goostree was born October 24, 1940 in Robertson County, TN to the late Clyde Douglas and Alma Crain Goostree. He worked as a painter and was a member of the Oakland Baptist Church.

floral squareIn addition to his parents Mr. Goostree is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Carolyn Tanner Goostree, his son, Thomas Jacob Goostree and his brother, Carl Goostree.

Mr. Goostree is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Andria Goostree; and grandson, Robert Jacob Goostree.

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

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Obituary for Janet Dickerson

Janet Marie Brock Dickerson, age 74, of Springfield, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center. At her request her remains were cremated and no services were held.

Mrs. Dickerson was born July 26, 1947 in Crawfordsville, IN to the late Keith Gordon and Darel Hiatt Brock. She worked as a cook and was a Christian.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Dickerson is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Kenneth Eugene Dickerson, and her daughter, Loray Wilkerson.

floral squareMrs. Dickerson is survived by her son, Keith Dickerson; daughters and sons-in-law, Lorie (Stephen) Hardaway, Bettina and Steven Rawls, and Karen Armstrong; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Michael Hand

Michael Hunter “Buddy” Hand, age 22, of Greenbrier, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 21, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Jim Clark officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Mark Hand, Jr., Kyle Wix, Logan Roach, Chad Curtis, Jeff Kinle and Jamie Bobela serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Warden, Dalton Hand, Bailey Glasener and Bobby Hand Jr..

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 3-7pm and again on Friday from 12pm until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mr. Hand was born October 22, 1999 in Springfield to Mark and Julie Hunter Hand, Sr. of Coopertown. He worked for the City of Coopertown. He took guitar lessons and learned how to play very well. He later became a professional arm wrestler with his brother, Mark, and his good friend, Kyle Wix. His passion since he was a little boy was to become a professional wrestler so he began working with TNT Wrestling and trained hard. When he was given the chance to wrestle in matches he loved it. Buddy loved his family and friends. He was a very special person and would help anyone. He will truly be missed.

floral squareMr. Hand is preceded in death by his grandparents, J.C. and Lucille Hand, and Janie Warden; and great-grandparents, Pete and Mary Hunter and Delphie Blick.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hand is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Christina Hand, Jr.; very close uncle, Jason Warden; niece, Anna Hand; and nephew, Dalton Hand.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Michael “Buddy” Hand Funeral Fund. 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 James R. Buntin

James R. Buntin, age 74 of Cross Plains, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at his home.

Graveside services were conducted Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 3:00 Pm in the Cross Plains Cemetery with Rev. Rick Robinson officiating. Burial will follow with David Buntin, Tyler Buntin, Colby Buntin, Robert Kessler, Harold Pearson, and Brian Carr serving as pallbearers. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

James was born April 29, 1947 in Portland, TN to the late Gilford and Essie Parker Buntin. He was a member of Milldale Presbyterian Church, was a veteran of the National Guard, and was a farmer. He had also worked in construction in the past with his cousin. He loved his family and loved farming.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Buntin, and two sisters, Betty McMurtry and Barbara Walls.

Mr. Buntin is survived by his wife, Linda Buntin of Cross Plains; son and daughter-in-law, David and Cindy Buntin of Cross Plains; daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and Robert Kessler of Youngstown, FL; sisters and brother-in-law, Deborah and Bill Jones of Mt. Juliet and Margie Brown of Springfield; grandchildren, Brittany, Jake, and Kala Kessler and Tyler and Colby Buntin; and great grandchild, Cove Buntin.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Ellen Christine King

Ellen Christine King, 66, of Cedar Hill, departed from this life on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Tristar NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Ellen was born December 29, 1955, in Pittsburg, PA to the late Richard and the late Ellen Parker Eiler. She attended Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Ellen was a well-known seamstress who had her quality work shipped to foreign countries. She would work over ten hours a day sewing clothes for her family to wear and to sell. She was a loving homemaker and enjoyed keeping foster kids in her home. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ellen is preceded in death by her sister, Patty Eiler.

floral squareMrs. Ellen is survived by her husband: Terry King, Sr., by her sons and daughter-in-law: Terry and Pam King, Jr. of Clarksville, Charlie James King of Clarksville, Aaron Joshua King of San Diego, CA, Brandon Alowishes Josiah King of Cedar Hill, by her daughters and son-in-law: Amanda and Jack Steven Middleton, Jr. of Scottsville, KY, Brittany JoAnna King of Clarksville, Tamara Jo King of Cedar Hill, by her brothers Richard Eiler of Dawsonville, GA, Billy Eiler, Bobby Eiler of Phoenix, AZ, Jimmy Eiler of Lancaster, PA, Tommy Eiler of Dawsonville, GA, by her sister: Susan Eiler of Lancaster, PA, and by her four grandchildren: Andrew Middleton, Lily Middleton, Austin King, and Ryan King.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Eugene “Gene” Wall

Eugene “Gene” Wall, 91, of Springfield, passed away on Monday January 10, 2022, at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday January 18th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Luton’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Gene was born August 3, 1930, in Crocker, MO to the late Guy and Betsy Wall. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served his Country during the Korean Conflict. Gene was the recipient of a Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired partner in the former Highland Graphics in Springfield. Gene loved to restore antique cars, go to car shows, raise horses, and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife: Patty Wall, and by 5 brothers and 6 sisters.

floral squareGene is survived by his wife: Mary Wall, by his children: Ronny (Alisa) Wall of Goodlettsville, Tammy Martinez of Springfield, and Marty (Shari) Wall of Goodlettsville, by his grandchildren: Skylar Wall, Savanna (Owen) Galassini, Summer Wall, Gabriel (Kysa) Martinez, Jesse Wall, and Marlee Wall, and by his great grandchildren: Gabriel Martinez, Jr., and Kazrael Martinez.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Gladys Christine Davidson Wilson

Gladys Christine Davidson Wilson, 83, of the Martins Chapel community in Springfield, passed from this life on Sunday January 9, 2022, at the home of her daughter.

Funeral services were conducted Friday January 14th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Kenny Hix officiating. Interment followed in the Martins Chapel Cemetery with Tim Moulton, Eddie Ray Wooden, Darryl Davidson, Elmer Davidson, Tim Davidson, and Randy Wilson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Kaul Mitchell Wilson, Darrell Wes Wilson, and Bill Estes. The family received friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Wilson was born March 17, 1938, in Ashland City to the late Woods and Bessie Krantz Davidson. She was retired from Acme Boot and was a member of Martins Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Wilson loved gardening, singing, listening to bluegrass music, reading, shopping, going to Gatlinburg each November with Penelope and Kelly, and always spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: John Leath Wilson, and by her siblings: Frances Davidson Hampton, Earl, Adrain, Honey, Elton, and Ray Davidson.

floral squareMrs. Wilson is survived by her daughter: Penelope Lynn Wilson Wilburn and husband Steve of Springfield, by her sister: Martha Perry and husband Owen of Ashland City, by her grandson: Joshua Leath Appleton and wife Ashlee, by her great grandchildren: Emma Kate, Ellie Reese, and Walker Leath Appleton, and by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Joe Larry Dickerson

November 21, 1960 – January 12, 2022

Joe Larry Dickerson entered into his enteral rest on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Please keep the Dickerson Family in your prayers.

Services are as follows: Visitation Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Place: Mt. Oliva Missionary Baptist Church – 4618 Old US Hwy 41North Springfield, TN – Time: 11a.m -1p.m. Home Going Service to follow at 1:00 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the Serenity Funeral Home in Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Sherry J. Hall

Sherry Jane (Wooden) Hall passed away on January 14, 2022, at the age of 68 years old. She was born on April 29, 1953, in Logan County, Kentucky to WWII veteran, Arthur Eugene Wooden, and his wife, Dorothy Louise (Rainwater) Wooden. She and her family moved to the Adams community in 1963 where she attended Bell School and graduated from Jo Byrns High School in 1971. Sherry attended Austin Peay State University and received a bachelor’s degree in Education, as well as a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision. “Ms. Hall” served Robertson County Schools as a teacher and an administrator for over 40 years. She proudly taught generations of families from the Adams and Cedar Hill communities at Jo Byrns and beyond as a middle school teacher in Springfield, an educator for homebound students, and as an instructor for those seeking to earn their GED. She remained engaged in in her community after her retirement and volunteered her time in various ways. Sherry was a member of Red River Baptist Church in Adams, TN for many years. Although she enjoyed many hobbies, she
was never happier than when she was sitting on her carport with her family and dogs watching the skies change colors and the corn and wheat grow. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and Gigi.

She is preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Johanna Hope Apple. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Jay Wesley Hall of Adams, TN; daughter, Nikki Deason Apple (Jason) of Ashland City, TN; sister, Pattie Farmer of Springfield, TN; nephew Brandon (Kendra) Farmer of Cedar Hill, TN; grandchildren, Samuel Thomas Apple and Olivia Ray Apple; and floral squarenumerous other family and friends.

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider donating to their local school libraries and Little Free Libraries. Sherry loved reading and gifting books to her friends and family.

A private family burial will take place at Bellwood Cemetery in Adams, Tennessee.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Eunice Amanda Cook-Grigsby

Eunice Webster Cook-Grigsby, age 98 of Goodlettsville passed away Friday, January 14th, 2022 at Brookdale Memory Care in Goodlettsville, TN.

Funeral services will be held 12pm Tuesday, January 18th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Rev. Nathan Washburn officiating.

Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery with family members serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be 11am until time of service at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 18th.

She was born in Greenbrier, TN on August 12, 1923 to the late George Walter and Amy Lillian Chandler Webster. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Eddie O’Neal Cook and her second husband, Jack Grigsby; siblings, Ernest Webster, Nellie McElroy, Annie Adams, Thelma Krisle, Louise Powell, Raydean Briley; sons-in-law, Bobby Wilkinson and Bill Hendricks.

She was the oldest member of Greenbrier First Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, painting, sewing and ceramics. She was a very creative and resourceful person. She enjoyed volunteering for Meals on Wheels, Jessie Holman Jones Hospital in Springfield and at the election polls.

floral squareShe is survived by daughters, Joyce (Robert) Hendricks Murphy of Greenbrier, Linda (Ron) Morton of Clarksville, Sue Cook of Greenbrier, Kathy Wilkinson of Brentwood; grandchildren, Susan DeLouche, Jason Kolb, Neal Morton, Jeffrey Kolb, Mandy Bicsak; 11 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greenbrier First Baptist Church or the Greenbrier Historical Society.

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

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Obituary for Lynda Bowling

Lynda Corrine Bowling, age 74 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Friday, January 14, 2022 at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Wednesday, January 19th, with Bro. Randy Riggs, Bro. Bob Hamm, Pastor Mike Hollis, and Bro. Randy Hester officiating. Burial will follow in Good Springs Cemetery with James Simmons, Kenneth “Bobby” Simmons, Glen Simmons, Brian Cothran, Blake Atkinson, and Wesley Bowling serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Wallace, Larry Shadowens, Wayne Hunter, and Lamar Smith.

The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Tuesday, January 18th from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Wednesday at the church from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Bowling was born on October 6, 1947 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late James & Mabel Morris Simmons. She was a retired Information Technology Specialist. She was a tremendous cook who enjoyed vegetable & flower gardening, organizing events for the Good Springs Senior Saints, and getting away to the mountains where she could sit in her rocking chair on the porch of the cabin. Mrs. Bowling was very devoted to her family and was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Katie Pulley; and her brother-in-law Jesse Hogue.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Neil Bowling; sons, Larry Wayne (Amy) Pulley and Wesley (Misty) Bowling; daughters, Tracy (Brian) Cothran and Janie (Donny) Bowling; brothers, James (Jewel) Simmons, Kenneth “Bobby” (Linda) Simmons, and Glen floral square(Beverly) Simmons; sister, Janice Hogue; sister-in-law and best friend, Karen Smith; grandchildren, Blake (Emma) Atkinson and Macie Cothran; and great-grandchild, Maverick Atkinson.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah Cannon Foundation, 1100 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd. Suite 800, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

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

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Arrangements for Jerry L. Merriweather
July 21, 1957 – January 10, 2022

Jerry L. Merriweather, transitioned from his earthly home to his enteral home on January 10, 2022 at Tennova Healthcare Clarksville, TN.

Please keep the family in your prayers. Services are as follows

Visitation & Home Going Service – Monday January 17, 2022 – Time: 12p.m. – 1p.m. at St Paul Missionary Baptist Church – 103 Merriweather Street Guthrie, KY 42234. Home Going Service to follow at 1:00 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the Serenity Funeral Home in Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Kary Leslie Kelly

Age 82 of Cross Plains passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at his home. He was born April 30, 1939 in White House, TN to Brady & Bessie Mae Lamberth Kelly. He worked for McCann Steel, retired from Peterbilt after 30 years of service and also worked for Rehorn and Kelly Monuments. He enjoyed working on and restoring old vehicles, mowing in the yard, traveling to Astoria, OR and to Jamestown, TN, helping people and enjoying life. Mr. Kelly was of the Pentecostal Faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 1 sister; 2 brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Connie Kelly, Cross Plains, TN; sons, Tommy (Nancy) Kelly and Scott (Bonnie) Kelly; daughters, Christy (Brad) Minnis, Shawn (Barry) Minnis, Missy (Jeff) Jenkins, Carrie (Jeff) Randolph and Amanda (Brad) Ray; sisters, Linda (James) Civils and Kay (Richard) Singleton; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren;. his beloved dog, Katie.

floral squareFuneral service was held Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Toby Birdwell officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer Roy Benton Crane. Visitation was Friday, January 14, 2022 from 5-9pm and Saturday, January 15, 2022 from10am-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 Sonya Webb

Sonya Jean Webb, age 58 of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 2pm in the Hillcrest Cemetery in White House with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Tuesday from 12:30pm until time to leave for the cemetery at 1:30pm.

Ms. Webb was born January 9, 1964 at the Lockbourne Air Force Base in Ashville, Ohio to the late William Garry Webb and Mrs. Sandra McKinney Webb Goodson. She worked as an auditor for ATT and Singular Phone Company.

In addition to her father Ms. Webb is preceded in death by her brother, Jonathan Gonzales.

floral squareIn addition to her mother, Ms. Webb is survived by her brothers, Michael Webb and Timothy Goodson, Jr.; sisters, Rachel Goodson, Missey Webb and Kathryn Buchanan Strong; sister-in-law, Sarah Jo Goodson; nieces, Chloe Webb, Sarah Jo Goodson and Sophia Roby; and several loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

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Obituary for Emily Elliott

Emily Marie Elliott, age 83, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at her home.

A private graveside service will be held.

Mrs. Elliott was born May 14, 1938 in Springfield to the late Lovie Phipps. She worked as a secretary until her retirement.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Elliott is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Dorris Elliott. She is survived by her son, Phillip Elliott; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and David Arms; grandchildren, Keri Galbreath, Chad Arms and Cameron Arms; and great-grandchildren, Logan Galbreath and Maddox Galbreath.

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

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Arrangements for James Terry Groves

James Terry Groves was born August 7, 1942, to the late Rogied and the late Robbie Groves of Cross Plains, Tennessee.

On Friday January 14, 2022 at the age of 79, the Lord called him home to take his rest.

Terry accepted the Lord at an early age at the Friendship Baptist Church. Terry took the role of the Deacon with sincerity and commitment. He served as the Chairman of the Deacon Board for a number of years. He was a true born leader and taught others to do the same. He was a devoted member of the Male Chorus. James never met a stranger and had the heart of a true servant. If you needed him all you had to do was call and he would be there.
Terry was educated in the Robertson County School System, where he was a graduate of the 1960 Class of Bransford High School. He was a member of the high school band where he played the trombone.

Terry worked at The Peterbilt Motors Company for thirty -three years where he received numerous certifications one being in blueprint reading. He received other certifications from the Auto Diesel College in large machine repair and welding. He was an entrepreneur as a small business owner, “Goves Handy Man Service” where he acquired major contracts with Dollar General. He became the go to person for whatever was needed in the home, where he serviced the local community. He was always available to fix whatever was needed. Terry was the type of person you would love to be around. You never heard him have cross words or argue with anyone. If he said he would be there, you could take him at his word. Anything that needed fixing around the church, he was there to take care of it.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Rogied and Robbie Groves; two brothers, Robert Lee and Lee Hitler Groves; and one sister, Catherine Woodard.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife of fifty -seven years, Sue Groves; three sons, Reverend Arneal (Kimberly) Strain, Jason and Terry Allen (Tammy) Groves; grandchildren: Denae, Daterria, Kylah, Kimauri, Taylor, Shaun, Cason and Kaden Groves; great -grandchildren, Laiken and Tyler Groves; niece, Edna Dowlen who was raised as his sister of Cross Plains, TN; two sisters -in -law, Martha Groves of Indianapolis, IN and Emma Strain of Nashville, TN; uncle, Jim Thomas Groves (Emma Groves); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing and Visitation will be Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 10am-1pm and funeral to follow at 1 pm at Friendship Baptist Church, Cross Plains, TN with Pastor Arneal Strain, Eulogy and Pastor Robert Bell, Officiant; Interment in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Please keep the Groves family in your prayers

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Mary Stack Lane

Mary Alice Stack-Lane, age 60, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o’clock pm, Tuesday, January 18th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Pastor Blake Stiles officiating. Burial will follow in Heads Cemetery with Paul Sholar, Gary McClintock, Chris Murphy, Buzzy Capalungan, Scott Cox, and Randy Hester serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Evan & Eli Arnold.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, January 17th, from 3:00-7:00PM and again on Tuesday beginning at 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mary was born on January 7, 1962 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Buck & Jewel Woodard Stack. She was a homemaker and a member of Highland Chapel Baptist Church, where she coordinated the nursery program for at least 40 years.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her former husband, Leland Lane; brother, Tommy Lee Stack; grandmothers, Lizzie and Roxie; and uncle, Charles Delius.

She is survived by sister, Joanie (Dennie) Brewer; nieces, Brittney (Paul) Sholar, and Ginny (Gary) McClintock; great-nieces & great-nephews, Evan, Eli, Aubree, and Gary, III; aunt, Lorene Delius.

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

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Obituary for William Edward Beavers

Formerly of Memphis/Shelby Forest and of White House, TN went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at AHC Vanco in Goodlettsville, TN. He was born July 15, 1943 in Memphis, TN to Raymond Haywood & Blanche Evelyn Spence Beavers. He worked as a Customer Service Representative for Memphis, Light, Gas and Water Company before his retirement. He proudly served his country during Vietnam, as a military policeman, in the U.S. Army and was a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church. Mr.

Beavers loved working for the city of Memphis, enjoyed working on cars, dancing at the Long Hollow Jamboree, playing his harmonica and spending time with his family and friends. He was known as a “Mr Fix-it” kind of guy. He loved his wife and grandchildren more than anything else in the world.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Elizabeth Beavers; son, William Edward Beavers, Jr.., brother-in-law, James Finton. He is survived by his daughter, Amy (Shane) Ford, Hendersonville, TN; sister, Barbara Ann Finton, Meridian, MS; 5 grandchildren, Brandon Beavers and Jacob Beavers, both of Thompson Station, TN and Emma Ford, Ryan Ford and Katie Ford, all of Hendersonville, TN.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Dr. Bruce Chesser officiating. Interment will follow on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11am in Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery with military honors and with family serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10am until 1pm at Austin & Bell in White House. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrier Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

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

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Obituary for Ernestine Lawson

Ernestine Nolen Lawson, age 87, of Springfield, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022 at NHC Place at The Trace in Nashville.

According to her wishes Ms. Lawson’s remains were cremated and no services will be held.

Ms. Lawson was born October 9, 1934 in Nashville to the late Ernest and Thelma Crowe Nolen. She was a homemaker and member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She was a kind and loving mother and grandmother, and was loved by everyone she knew.

floral squareMs. Lawson is survived by her son, Jim Lawson, Jr., daughters and sons-in-law, Laurie and Aaron Parker, Beth Todd, and Jamie and Alan Reeves; grandchildren, Jessica Brenner, Gavin Parker, Sarah Todd, Caitlin Reeves and Amelia Reeves; and great-grandchildren, Graham Brenner, Charlie Brenner and Colby Parker.

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

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Obituary for Roy Anderson Apple

Roy Anderson Apple (age 82) of Greenbrier, TN passed away on January 10, 2022. He is preceded in death by his wife Ruth Apple; parents; Clarence and Annie Mai Apple, and sister; Anna Sue Hill.
He started his career as a Buyer for Harvey’s department store and then an owner of a small Motel in Nashville. He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1962-1968. He worked for the DuPont Company from 1964-1986 in a variety of management roles. From 1987-1993, he worked as a manager at the Old Hickory Credit Union.

He served on the Robertson County Board of Education from 1974 to 1994. In 1994, he was elected County Executive for Robertson County and served until 2002. He also joined the board of Directors of Workforce Essentials Inc in 1998 and became the Chairman of the Board in 2000 and served in that capacity until his death.
He was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ.

He is survived by his Sister, Leona Head of Goodlettsville, TN, Daughter Jennifer (Jeff) Bedwell of White House, Sons Craig (Wynne) Callis of Hendersonville, TN, Todd (Grace) Apple of Tampa, FL. Grandchildren Jenny (Owen) Slaughter of Goodlettsville, TN, Katie (Bryce) Davidson of Columbia, TN, Jordan (Taylor) Bedwell of Portland, TN, Jeffrey Bedwell of White House, TN, Annie (Mike Perkins) Apple of Philadelphia, PA, Jacob Apple of San Francisco, CA. In addition, he had 6 great grandchildren, brother-in law Raymond Hill, and many nieces and nephews.

floral squareA service was held at the Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN on Friday January 14, 2022 at 11:00am with visitation from 9:00am-11:00am. Friends are welcome to attend. Burial followed at Springfield Memorial Gardens, Inc. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Greenbrier Historical Society in his name.

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

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Arrangements for Olean Mitchell Poindexter
July 28, 1943–January 7, 2022

 Olean Mitchell Poindexter was born July 28, 1943 in White House, Tennessee to the late Herbert Mitchell and Lilee Williams Mitchell.

She departed this earthly life on January 7, 2022. She attended Bransford High School. She was employed by the Hinkle Chair Company and Krispy Kreme.

Olean once attended St. Matthew Holy Missionary Baptist Church and later attended Community Baptist Church.

She loved her flowers. She enjoyed planting them during the Summer season and watching them grow. It brought her peace and made her smile. The family will always remember her smile.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Poindexter; son, Kevin Poindexter and brother, Toby Mitchell.

She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Sonja Poindexter and Shekela (Boniface) Marcellus; two sons, Timmy and Darnell Poindexter; ten grandchildren, Isiah Poindexter, Felicity Marcellus, Marcus Young, Ashley Poindexter, Chris Poindexter, Marcus Wilson, Shanyel Wilson, Kelsea Hall, Drigus Drake, and Desireé Masencup; a host of greatgrandchildren; sisters-in-law, Estella Jean Petties, Berthina (Willie) Holt, Jackie (Dennis) Barbee and Barbara (Ronnie) Martin; special friend, Beverly Hunter; devoted friend, James Dycus; a host of cousins, other family and friends.

Viewing and Visitation is Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 10 am-12 pm with funeral to follow at 12pm at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home.

Please keep the Poindexter family in your prayers.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Shelly Lea McKinney Orren

Age 57 of Goodlettsville passed away Monday, January 10, 2022 in White House, TN. She was born January 24, 1964 in Nashville, TN to Gerald Donald & Marilyn Graves McKinney. She worked as a barber for Jordan’s Barber Shop. She enjoyed cross-stitch, swimming and spending time at the beach.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Orren; daughter, Amanda (Nick) Poe. She is survived by her husband, John Hutchison, Goodlettsville, TN; sons, Jonathan Hutchison, Chattanooga, TN and Chris “Bubba” (Rachael) Orren, Springfield, TN:; daughters, Rhiannon (David) Cisco, White House, TN, Jessica (Daniel) White, Springfield, TN and Megan Hutchison, Goodlettsville, TN; father, Gerald McKinney, Moss, TN; parents, Marilyn (Larry) Toy, Nashville, TN; sisters, Kim (Shawn) Showalter, Cottontown, TN, Tammy Wright, Hendersonville, TN, Donna (Ron) Hackett and Michelle McFarland, both of Gallatin, TN, Leslie (Kelvin) Kirby and Tonya (Boyd) Anderton both of Hendersonville, TN, and Susan Ferrell Dattilo, Carrier Mill, IL; 9 grandchildren, Mark David Cisco, Madison Cisco, Lucas Averette, Kirsten Averette, KaVionte Hutchison, Taylor Orren, Andrew Orren, Cayne Orren and Cayden Orren.

floral squareFuneral service was held Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 12pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Tim Abshire officiating. Interment followed in Cross Plains Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6-9pm and Thursday, January 13, 2022 9am 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 Donald Lee Eden

Donald Lee Eden, age 75, of White House, peacefully went home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 9, 2022. He was born June 1, 1946 in Springfield, TN to Oscar Lee & Mable Rose Eden. He grew up in the Owens Chapel area and was a 1964 graduate of East Robertson High School. He was a 1967 graduate of Cumberland University with an Associates of Arts degree. He was a 1969 graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree and a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army 5th Special Forces SPC5 in Viet Nam from May 8 1970-April 8 1971.

He was the Founder and President of EUSCO, Inc. from 1972 until his retirement in 2004 and served on the National Truck Equipment Association Board. He was a member of White House First United Methodist Church for 49 years where he served on and chaired numerous committees, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, was a lay speaker and member of the Laymen’s Club.

He also served the United Methodist Church on several district committees. He was a Founding Member of the White House Chamber of Commerce and past President. He was named White House Citizen of the Year in 1994. He was a former board member of the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce and past Chair. He was a Founding Member of the Robertson County Industrial Board and chaired the Robertson County Growth Committee. He was a Farmers Bank Board Member from 1995-2020.

He currently served as a Robertson County Commissioner for District 2 for 12 years. As commissioner, he chaired the EMS Committee and Personnel Committee and served on the Solid Waste Committee, Audit Committee and Law Enforcement Committee. He enjoyed officiating weddings in his capacity as County Commissioner. He was also a big supporter of Robertson County Drug Court and Robertson County Schools. He was a member of the Lions Club and Rotary Club.

He loved fishing, hunting, farming, working with his hands and tools, the Titans and the Vols but most of all he loved being with his family. Faith, family and service were the epitome of his character. He loved the Lord, loved his family and served his community well.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Doye James. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sherry Eden, White House, TN; son, Donnie (Mandy) Eden, Greenbrier, TN; daughter, Kim (Mark) Reid, White House, TN; brothers, Joe (Mary) Eden, Springfield, TN and Randall (Bobbie) Eden, Cross Plains, TN; 4 grandchildren, Christian Reid, Carson Reid, Abby Eden and Gracie Eden.

Funeral service was held Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 2pm in the Fellowship Hall of White House First United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Brown officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with military honors.

floral squareVisitation with the family was held Friday, January 14, 2022 4-7PM and Saturday, January 15, 2022 11AM until the hour of the service at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Don’s memory to your favorite charity.

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

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Obituary for Michael Glavas

Michael was larger than life. His energy and enthusiasm would fill the room. He loved people, and never let a person (or a dog) walk by the house without saying hello. He had the gift of always being himself and knowing what to do in any given situation, including being able to fix anything. Mike enjoyed nothing more than bringing people together for a meal or a laugh. He loved his extended family and took great pleasure in planning many gatherings with them regularly. His energetic spirit and desire to reach out drew him to volunteering at Colby’s Army and being a member of the Master Gardeners and Beekeepers.

Mike was born in Evergreen Park, IL at Little Company of Mary Hospital on September 4, 1955. He was a loving son who cherished his mother, Rita, dearly all his life. His father, John, was a source of wisdom and an abundant conversationalist. He attended St. Albert’s parish and thoroughly enjoyed growing up with his siblings, Matt and Jeannine, and many cousins, in Burbank, IL. His career took him to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, where he worked with close friends as a Management Analyst. He retired after 30 years and soon moved to Pleasant View, Tennessee with his beloved wife. He truly embraced the “Southern” life sharing lively stories and an appreciation of nature with everyone he met.

Nothing brought him more love and pride than his wife, Arlene, of 32 years and his two children, Sam and Audrey. On a given day he could be found working with his bees, tending to special plants in the greenhouse or on the phone with a treasured family member or friend. He will be greatly missed by so many who came to know him.

A celebration of his life will be held in Pleasant View, TN, TBA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Damian Catholic Church, Oak Forest, IL, TBA.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Arlene Glavas; son, Samuel Glavas; daughter, Audrey Glavas; mother, Rita O’Brien Glavas; brother, Matt (Mary) Glavas; sister, Jeannie Glavas-Cowell; and several nieces & nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of the following organizations: Colby’s Army in Ashland City, TN; Cheatham County Master Gardeners or Cheatham County Beekeepers.

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

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Obituary for Patricia Watts

Patricia Amelia Watts, age 88 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Saturday, January 8, 2022 at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

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

Mrs. Watts was born on May 27, 1933 in Oakland, California to the late John & Estelle Herrera Herbert. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Charlie J. Watts; and 8 sisters.

floral squareSurvivors include her sons, Don Krug and Edward Watts; grandchildren, Georgia (Bryant) Busse and Tanner Krug; and great-grandchildren, Cheyanne Busse and Colten Busse.

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

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Obituary for David Bruce Fortner

David “Bruce” Fortner, age 56 of Ashland City, Tennessee died Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at his home.

A memorial service was conducted at 3:30PM on Wednesday, January 12th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.

There was no visitation prior to the memorial service.

Bruce was born on February 1, 1965 in Long Beach, California to Stanley Fortner and the late Deborah Deaton Fortner. He was a very talented carpenter and butcher and was considered a “jack of all trades”. Bruce enjoyed playing chess and was a family man.

In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his grandmother, Inez Holland; sister, Renee Fortner; and uncle who was more like a brother, David Wayne Holland.

floral squareSurvivors include his daughters, Tiffany Fortner and Deanna Fortner; father, Stanley Fortner; sisters, Lisa Cooley and Becky (Bruce) Henry; grandchildren, Joshua Crouse, Jr., Derick Fortner, Conner Crouse, Serenity Crouse, and Sophia Crouse; and a host of aunts, uncles, & cousins.

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

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Obituary for John Hooper Binkley

“John Hooper Binkley, 75, of Fairfield Glade, TN, passed away January 4 at his home. Born August 25, 1946 in Inglewood, TN, to Harry and Betty (Crowe) Binkley, and raised in Millersville, TN, he joined the United States Air Force in 1965 where he copied Morse code in Italy and Germany during the Vietnam War. He later continued his military career working full time at the Tennessee Air Guard in Nashville until retirement in 2002.

John met the love of his life, Dee Anne Moon, in 1977 and they lived blissfully together until her passing in 2004. He had a passion for traveling with his children and grandchildren, listening to classic country music, and collecting unique rocks and old glass bottles. He loved football, Florida, cold beer, and Dee Anne.

Survivors include his children Kimberley (Robert) Dell’Agnese, Bryce Binkley, Curtis (Danielle Morris) Binkley; grandchildren Drew Binkley, John Dell’Agnese and Kody Binkley; and younger siblings twins Julie Dorris and Judy Hollon, brother Jeff “Walton” Binkley.

floral squareA celebration of life with full military funeral honors will be held on a future date pending COVID procedural restrictions. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 88, 2717 McCampbell Ave, Nashville, TN 37214 and Post 111, 6918 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604.”

Arrangements entrusted to Crossville Memorial Funeral Home

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Obituary for Donna Gayle Taylor

Donna Gayle Taylor, of Springfield, TN, passed away in her home of natural causes on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the age of 62.

Donna was born to parents Wallace and Florene Duffer on October 12, 1959 in Springfield, TN. She grew up as the second youngest of nine children and graduated from Springfield High School. She worked for 20+ years with the Robertson County school system, including at Springfield High School and Greenbrier Middle School, and was passionate about working with children.

Donna is survived by her sons, Michael Brandon and Josh Kyle; her sisters, Faye King, Dottie Lankford, and Connie Hutcherson; her brothers, Glenn and Jerry; and her grandson, August “Gus” Finley. She is preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Florene; her sister, Wilmoth Gainous; and her brothers, Wayne and William (Billy).

Donna loved to relax by crocheting, enjoyed watching the sun set, and loved visiting the Smoky Mountains.

floral squareShe was endlessly supportive and had boundless love to share with those around her. She was most proud of being “Mimi” to her grandson, Gus. While she spent her final years happily unmarried, she would have gladly changed that for a shot at screen legend Sam Elliott.

No public funeral service is planned. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in the name of Donna Gayle Taylor to MiracleFeet, a nonprofit organization that aids children born with clubfoot.

Arrangements entrusted to Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens 1150 S. Dickerson Road Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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Obituary for Paul Phineas “Pee-Paw” Bracey, Sr.

Paul Phineas “Pee-Paw” Bracey, Sr., 96, of “Bracey Town” in Greenbrier, departed this life on Tuesday January 4, 2022, at Morningside of Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday January 8th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Kim Moore, Bob Adcox, and Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Brent Bracey, Logan Bracey, Brandon Duffer, Jason Duffer, Lynn Empson, Randy Ford, Randy Wilson, and Andy Teasley serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Tristan Duffer, Deason Duffer, Homer Felts, and J.L. Alley, Jr. The family received friends on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Bracey was born June 23, 1925, on his parent’s farm in “Bracey Town” in Greenbrier. He was a graduate of Greenbrier High School Class of 1944. Mr. Bracey was a lifelong farmer. He loved raising tobacco, as well as other crops, and raising his cattle. As a child he attended Cross Roads Baptist Church, and in 1950 he joined Mt. Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon, Elder, and was a member of the Cemetery Committee for many years. Mr. Bracey loved people and was well known for playing pranks on people anytime that he could. He was a Boy Scout Leader and was the recipient of the Long Rifle Award. He served his community and his County well throughout his life. He was a member of Farm Bureau since 1960, was a County Commissioner for 16 years, was a member of the Planning and Zoning Board for 42 years, worked with the Robertson County Election Commission in local elections, was a tobacco grader, worked at various Loose Floors during tobacco season, and worked with the ASCS office in measuring tobacco.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Pauline Pratt Bracey, by his son: Paul P. “Dickie” Bracey, Jr., and by his sister: Dorothy Poole. Mr. Bracey is survived by his daughter: Paulette Bracey Duffer (Dale Owen) of Greenbrier, his grandchildren: Brent (Kristi) Bracey of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Brandon (Elizabeth) Duffer of Franklin, KY, and Jason (Lacy) Duffer of Greenbrier, by his great grandchildren: Logan Bracey, Tristan Duffer, and Deason Duffer, by his sister: Evelyn Bracey floral squareEmpson of Springfield, and by his daughter-in-law: Judy Bracey Parham of Greenbrier.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mr. Bracey’s memory or to Morningside of Springfield for the Paul Bracey Memorial that will be done at a future date. 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 John Ewing Jernigan, Sr.

John Ewing was born October 20, 1935 to the late W.T & Castella Jernigan of Springfield, TN

On Monday, January 3, 2022 at the age of 86 our Lord and Savior saw for John Ewing to take his rest.

John Ewing accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age at Second Grove CME Church in White House, TN., where he was an active member until his passing. He served as a member of the Board of Stewardship and Trustee Board

Those who preceded him in death are his parents W.T. (Castella) Jernigan, Sr., Son John Ewing Jernigan Jr., Sister Betty Bean, Sister Penny Wilson, Sister-in-law Earnestin,Barbee Brother Jack Jernigan, Brother W.T. Jernigan Jr.

He leaves to cherish his wonderful memory; Loving Wife of 65 years Mrs. Jo Ann Jernigan, 2 Sisters Shervie Holland(James) of Antioch, Dorothy Jernigan Freeman of Springfield. 1 Sister-In-Law Mrs. Barbra Jernigan. 2 Bother-In-Laws James W. Holland and John L. Barbee. Grandson John Ewing Jernigan III, Grand Daughter Lanika Jernigan. 8 Great Grand Children, Chancellor, Juwan, Jalen, Priest ,Power, Jordan, Jayton, Jacob, and 3 Great Grand Children-in-laws,Lakeya, Jaliyah, Lynzariah. 1 Great Great Grandchild. Host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and patrons in the community.

He was entrepreneur at a very young age having a janitorial service and courier service that served the greater Nashville area. He also operated Ewing’s Restaurant with his loving wife, which served the Springfield community with hot fish sandwiches, warm smiles and good conversation for 37 years. He loved helping people and sharing his wisdom with whomever came into the restaurant. He would always greet everyone as Brother or Sister, he thought that it would teach them to love and care for each other. When not working he tended to his favorite hobby of all, which was attending church and gospel singings. His dearest thing to his heart outside of his loving wife, he would refer to as (Honey) were his love for his grandchildren, he was forever proud of them and he showed them with his love and guidance. He loved his entire family, and as most know in the family if you need to find out who someone was or where they were at in the family, call John Ewing because he would know and tell you the family history and most times take you to see them. Most of all he loved everyone who came into his restaurant within the community and the ones who came back home from out of town. He enjoyed seeing their face and having meaningful conversations.

Homegoing Celebration was held Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Claire Jasper-Crafter officiating and Rev. Randy K. Taylor delivering the eulogy. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The floral squarefamily received friends on Sunday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Second Grove CME Church. 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 Jewel “Pete” Wynn

Jewel “Pete” Wynn, son of the late Pleasant and Lucinda Head Wynn, was born on March 27, 1929, in Cedar Hill, TN. He departed this life on Sunday January 2, 2022, at Creekwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Russellville, KY, at the age of 92.

Mr. Pete professed Christ at an early age and was a longtime member of Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church in Adairville, KY, where he attended faithfully until his health began to fail. Mr. Pete loved the Lord, and he served Mt. Herman as a Deacon and Usher for many years. God blessed him with a long life, and what he loved most in his 92 years of life was people. He enjoyed being with people and talking with them. He worked for 30 years at Sykes Service Station in Adairville, and then went on to work and retire from the Logan County Road Department. After retirement, he continued to work many jobs throughout his life. He worked at Shoney’s in Springfield, Service Auto in Russellville, Dollar General in Adairville, and at the Adairville Post Office. He loved Adairville and served his community faithfully as a Volunteer Fireman for many years. Mr. Pete will be fondly remembered by many for his business that he owned and operated of selling Popcorn at many different functions throughout Logan County. He was friendly, always smiling, and popped a pretty good bag of popcorn. He enjoyed fishing, watching the LA Dodgers, and traveling. He had been to many different places throughout the United States and had traveled as far as Hawaii. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mattie B. Jenkins Wynn, by his son and daughter-in-law: John Thomas and Wanda Wynn, by his grandson: Robert Wynn, Jr., by his son-in-law: James O. McKisic, Jr., and by 5 brothers and 5 sisters.

Mr. Pete leaves to cherish his memory his sons and daughter-in-law: Robert and Lillian Wynn, Sr., of Russellville, KY, and William Ronald Wynn of Colton, CA, by his daughters and son-in-law: Betti and Andrew Murray of Antioch, and Liz McKisic of Adairville, KY, by his sister: Madeline Donelson of Nashville, by his grandchildren: Latoya Wynn, Patrick Wynn, Ariana Murray Counts and her husband John, Chris McKisic, Marcus Wynn, and Felicia McKisic, by his great grandchildren: Nicholas and Brihana Wynn, and by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday January 8th at 12 noon at Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church in Adairville, KY with Reverend William Washington and Reverend Lee Roy Fishback as officiants. Interment followed in the Maplelawn Cemetery with floral squareChris McKisic, Wayne Miles, Bobby Joe Miles, Nathaniel Miles, Danny Finch, and Donnie Dickerson serving as pallbearers. Andrew Murray served as an honorary pallbearer. The Flower Bearers were the choir members of Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church. The family received friends on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Constance Sue Gutmann

Constance Sue Gutmann, 83 of Cedar Hill, died Sunday, January 2, 2022, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.

Memorial services will be held at Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta, OH at a later date.

Ms. Gutmann was born on May 21, 1938, to the late William J. and Marie Fisher Gutmann. Connie was of the Catholic faith. She loved Elvis and Blake Shelton. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed crocheting, word puzzles, and most of all she loved to joke.

floral squareConstance Gutmann is survived by, her Son and Daughter-in-law Max and Rachel Schlueter of Cedar Hill, daughters, Carla T. Cooper of Arlington, OH, and Julie Burris of Ohio, Brother, John Gutmann of Atlanta, GA, Sisters and Brother-in-law, Carolyn Steinke of Bitkins, OH, and Patty and Bob King of Anna, OH, Grandchildren, Brittnay Engert, Cheyenne Schlueter, Alycia Schlueter, Eli Cooper, and Jesse Mattson, Great Grandchildren, Dakota Engert, Diesel Jones, Easton Engert, and Everleigh Engert.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Wanda Gail Binkley

Wanda Gail Binkley, age 68 of Cedar Hill, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

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

Mrs. Binkley was born November 14, 1953, in New Jersey to the late William “Bill” and Lora Christine Hendley Eden. She was a waitress at several places in Robertson County. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed playing games, especially cards, and puzzle books. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Binkley.

floral squareWanda Gail is survived by her sons, James (Sheila) Pulley and Jeffery Pulley (Fiancé’ Genea Ratll), both of Cedar Hill; brother, Billy Ray Eden of Goodlettsville; grandchildren, James “Trey” Pulley, Dylan Ray Pulley, and Piper Walton; 5 great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Max. The family wishes to give a special thank you to her long-life caregivers, Pamela Suter and Shelia Pulley.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mamie Gainous Hester

Mamie Gainous Hester, 89, of Springfield, departed this life on Friday December 31, 2021, at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday January 5th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Graveside committal services followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tim Harris officiating. Pallbearers will be Wayne Carlisle, Nick Bryant, Ian Atwood, Matt Harris, Mark Stone, and Josh Lambert. The family received friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Ms. Mamie was born June 20, 1932, in Logan County, KY to the late Tolly Newton Gainous and the late Geneva Hardaway Gainous Sharp. She was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church. Ms. Mamie worked from time to time in childcare, but she was always happy being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She loved sewing, collecting bird figurines, and reading, especially her Bible. Ms. Mamie loved the Lord and loved being a Sunday School teacher for both children and adults for over 50 years of her life. Being involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren was always the desire of her heart, and she took great pride in her family and loved each one of them dearly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Ardell Hester, by her brothers: Fred, Jesse, and Joe Gainous, by her son-in-law: R.L. Binkley, by her daughter-in-law: Margaret Hester, and by her great great grandchild: Charles B. Whited, Jr.

Ms. Mamie is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law: Lanny Hester of Greenbrier, Jackie and Myra Jean Hester of Cedar Hill, by her daughters and son-in-law: Sue Binkley of Springfield, Janie and Larry Perry of Cedar Hill, by her sister: Margaret Sowell of Auburn, KY, by her sister-in-law: Sylvia Gainous of Greenbrier, and by her 15 floral squaregrandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International or to the North Springfield Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund.

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Obituary for Cheryl Ann Dixon Claborn

Cheryl Ann Dixon Claborn, 75, of Cross Plains, passed from this life on Friday December 31, 2021, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday January 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the Milldale Chapel with Reverend Rick Robinson officiating. Interment was in Cross Plains Cemetery with Maurice Bassett, Robert Slusher, Tanner Bassett, David Slusher, Jim Tullis, and Ron Karkos serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the Milldale Chapel.

Cheryl was born February 12, 1946, in Cleveland, OH to the late Austin P. and Ruth Anne Henderson Dixon. She grew up in Orlinda and was a graduate of East Robertson High School Class of 1964. Cheryl was married to her high school sweetheart, Robert Claborn, for 52 years. They moved around for his job and upon retirement, settled into Cross Plains. She was a member of Milldale Presbyterian Church. Cheryl loved going to the Byrum Porter Senior Center, where she enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, and going to the Thursday night dances.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Robert Bartley Claborn. Cheryl leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter and son-in-law: Lisa and Richard Guittar of New Albany, IN, her grandsons: Maurice Lee Bassett and wife floral squareLori, and Robert Slusher and wife Staci, her sister: Linda Orr of Kingston Springs, and by her six great grandchildren: Tanner, Kylee, Lawson, Jaxon, Allison, and Zachary.

If so desired, memorial contributions made be made to the Milldale Presbyterian Church or to the Byrum Porter Senior Center. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

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Obituary for Mary Jean True

Mary Jean True, age 56 of Springfield, passed from this life on December 31, 2021 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

In following her wishes, her remains were cremated and buried in Springfield Memorial Gardens with no public service.

Mary Jean was born September 30, 1965 in Springfield. She was a graduate of Greenbrier High School Class of 1984 and loved all animals, especially horses and dogs. She was in the hotel industry as a night auditor for over 25 years before becoming disabled.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Martin True; maternal grandparents, Charles G. and Mary “Mae” Ellis Brown; and paternal grandfather, William D. “Dick” True.

She is survived by her mother, Kay Brown (Gary) Dorris, father, William “Jimmy” True (Viola Harrington); ; sisters, Donna Kay Chowning (Don) Spencer and Lavina M. Dorris (Jason Dyer) and floral squareLori True (Tuck) Tinsley; brothers, Lee (Candy) True and Adam (Samantha) True; grandmother, Robbie Jean West True; uncle, Bill (Donna) Brown; several nieces and nephews; and grandmother in love, Juanita Dorris.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

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Arrangements for Kietha Fudge

February 18,1933 – January 4, 2022

Viewing and visitation was held Tuesday, January 11, 2022
10:00 am-12:00 pm. Funeral followed at 12:00 pm at the W.D.Crowder Funeral Home – 1800 John L. Patterson Street Springfield, Tennessee 37172

Full obituary to be published soon.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Carole Mills

Carole Ann Mills, age 79, of Pleasant View, Tennessee died Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 o’clock pm, Tuesday, January 11th, at Joelton Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Dylan Proctor officiating.

Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the church on Tuesday beginning at 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Mills was born on March 18, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Wilburn & Ann Harris Sawyers. She was a homemaker and a member of Joelton Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, floral squareJerry Mills; 7 brothers & sisters; and grandchild, Shannon Mills.

Survivors include her sons, Scott (Laura) Mills, Jeff (Tammy) Mills, John Mills, and Stephen (Sheila) Mills; daughter, Ruthann (Marty) Dillon; sister, Becky (Tim) Bohanan; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Brenda Faye Tune

Brenda Faye Tune, age 80 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at her residence.

Her remains were cremated and no services are planned.

She was born in Nashville, TN on October 31, 1941 to the late Jesse Silas and Violet Juliet Beard Tune. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Jesse Johnston, Marguerite Gilbert and a brother, Roy Tune.

floral squareShe was a member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church and was a Secretary for TN Commercial Warehouse. She loved her cats and watching FOX News.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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

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IDA LAVONNE WOODSON (SIS)
May 7, 1948 – January 1, 2022

Saturday, January 1, 2022, Ms. Ida L. Woodson (Sis) Transitioned from earthly home to her eternal home. Please keep the Family in your prayers.

Memorial Service was Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home – 1507 Batts Blvd Springfield, TN

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Mary Evelyn Simmons

Age 83 of Springfield went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at her home. She was born July 22, 1938 in Mason Hall, TN to Robert & Justine Brown Carey. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for the TN Department of Education College System, where she was very involved in the development of Tennessee’s Head Start Program. She always had a passion for preschool education. She was a member of Connell Memorial United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville. She was very active in church until her health prevented her from serving. She served as pianist, children and youth teacher and as Church Council Chair. She enjoyed spending time with her family and valued their accomplishments and achievements.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dr. John R. Fairless; brother, Bill Carey.. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Larry Simmons, Springfield, TN; sons, Dr. John (Sheila) Fairless, Gainesville, FL and Cary (Lori) Fairless, Germantown, TN; daughter, Cindy (Al) DiAngelo, St. Simons Island, GA; brother, George (Nita) Carey, Kingman, AZ; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

A private family funeral service was held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with floral squareDr. John Fairless and Rev. George Carey officiating. A private family interment was held on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10am in Hillcrest Cemetery with grandchildren serving as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Connell Memorial United Methodist Church or to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled and Burned Children.

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

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Obituary for Diana Barnes

Diana Carroll Barnes, age 85, of Danville, IN, and formerly of Springfield, TN, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022 at Brownsburg Healthcare Center in Brownsburg, IN.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, 2022 at 1:30pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Phillip Barnes officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday from 11am until the hour of service at 1:30pm.

Mrs. Barnes was born December 31, 1936 in Cairo, IL to the late James H. and Mary Sue Carroll. She worked as a secretary for the State of TN. She was a loving and caring mother and doted on her grandchildren.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Barnes is preceded in death by her husband, Larry G. Barnes. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Kim Barnes; daughters and sons-in-law, Danby and Don Miller and Lori and Kevin Maguire; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Neal Fuller; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

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Cynthia Farmer- Leavell “Polly”
March 15, 1952 – December 29, 2021

On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, Cynthina Farmer- Leavell “Polly” gain her heavenly wings.

Services were held Sunday, January 2, 2022 with visitation from 1:30p.m. -2:30p.m. Homegoing Service followed at Bethel Apostolic Temple 801 M. S. Couts Springfield, TN 37172

Please keep the Farmer, Family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home Springfield, TN

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Obituary for John Burke

John Lawrence Burke, age 57, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, January 3, 2022 at TriStar Ashland City.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 o’clock am, Monday, January 10th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Pastor Chris Royalty officiating.

Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with William Burke, Lou Louzensky, Dale Vegter, David Boudreau, Ken Moore, and Jesse Jimenez serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 5:00-8:00PM on Sunday, January 9th, and again on Monday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

John was born on May 11, 1964 in Portland, Maine to the late Lawrence & Patricia Glenn Burke. He was a huge fan of the Nashville Predators NHL hockey team, and the New York Giants NFL football team, and was affectionately known to be a practical jokester. He volunteered as an organ donor and was a member of 24 Church in Pleasant View.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Kelly Neill and Shawn Neill. Survivors include his loving wife, Tammy Burke; brothers, Tim Neill and William Burke (fiance, Kira Waterhouse); nieces, Morgan, Amanda, Lauren, & Mia; mother-in-law, Lynne Edwards; and his beloved fur-babies, Levi, Schatzi, CharLee, & Sebastian.

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Obituary for Carol Cook

Carol Peeples Cook, of Springfield, Tennessee, died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of January 3, 2022. Ms. Cook, the daughter of Clayburn and Margaret Peeples, was born on June 10, 1937 in South Fulton, Tennessee, where she grew up and attended school. There, she was known for her beauty and her great intellect. She graduated from high school third in her class and was awarded the DAR good citizenship award. Carol was a cheerleader, active in the 4-H Club, and served as a member of the county poultry judging team which was named the best in Tennessee during her senior year. Following high school, Carol attended the University of Tennessee at Martin where she excelled as a student. After leaving UT Martin, she remained a loyal alumna of the University and was a generous donor for the remainder of her life.

Carol was highly influential in the founding and early success of Nasco, Inc., a highly regarded fundraising and manufacturing company located in Springfield.

Her extremely keen intellect and strong sense of civic responsibility led her to also volunteer and take leadership roles in many worthwhile organizations, including the Girl Scouts of America and both the Tennessee and the National Republican Party.

Carol was extremely effective as an organizer, strategist, and prolific fundraiser for the Republican Party at both the state and the national level.

She was appointed and served on the Federal Reserve Board by President Ronald Reagan. She also served as Finance Chairperson of the Tennessee Republican Party and was given the prestigious Statesman of the Year Award, presented by her good friend, the late Senator Howard Baker.

Carol worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation as Commissioner of Transportation and was also a former board member of the department.

She was proud to be a member of a number of civic organizations in and around the middle Tennessee area, including in her hometown of Springfield, where she was known for her generosity and her strong sense of fairness and propriety. She would accept nothing less than perfection in everything she did.

Her greatest love and deepest loyalties were to her family. She was proud of her family of origin and always went by the name, “Carol Peeples Cook,” to honor her parents. The oldest of six children, Carol loved all her siblings with a fierce and unwavering affection and loyalty, just as she did her two children and her numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

floral squareShe is survived by three sisters, Nancy Lester, Peggy (Joe) Johnson, and Jane Litchfield, and two brothers, Clayburn (Rhonda) Peeples, and David (Alice Ann) Peeples; a son, Keith Bradford (Joan) Cook, a daughter, Jayne Kay (Mark) Kimbrough; three grandchildren, Keith Bradford Cook, Jr., William Logan (Joanna) Kimbrough, and Jane Claire Kimbrough; four great grandchildren, Stella Pearl Cook, Ruby Dylan Cook, Georgia Carol Cook, and Audrey Kay Kimbrough.

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

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Obituary for Glory Soriano

Glorificacion Bencito Soriano “Glory”, age 77 of Antioch, Tennessee, died Sunday, January 2, 2022 at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:30PM on Saturday, January 8th with burial following in EverRest of Cheatham. Serving as pallbearers were Isidro Soriano, III, Aaron Harsson, Jeremias Bencito, and family.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:30PM.

Mrs. Soriano was born on April 8, 1944 in Bailen Cavite, The Philippines, to the late Eladio & Eufemia Dimapilis Bencito. She was a retired nurse and a Born Again Christian.

floral squareSurvivors include her husband, Isidro Soriano, Jr., son, Isidro Soriano, III “Cassius” (Lorrie); daughter, Melanie Grace Harsson (Chris); brothers, Josue Bencito (Celia), Jessie Bencito (Gabriela), Jeremias Bencito (Sally); sisters, Evangelina Catungal, and Eunice Mappala (Francisco); and grandson, Aaron Harsson.

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

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Obituary for Judy Henderson

Judy Harp Henderson, age 68, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

Mrs. Henderson was born July 10, 1953 in Springfield to the late Jackie “Tadpole” and Mary Elizabeth Hutton Harp. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Henderson is preceded in death by her sister, Mary Lee Johnson.

floral squareMrs. Henderson is survived by husband, James Henderson; son, Larry Wayne (Linda) Henderson; daughter, Tina (Steven) McCloud; brother, Jackie “Bubba” Harp, Jr.; sisters, Wanda Kay West, Jacquelyn Duke, Martha Jane Smith and Sheila Henderson; grandchildren, Kira Lynn Steele, Dylen Sean McCloud, Dustin Erin McCloud, Lewis Henderson, Helena Henderson and Meagan Henderson; and 7 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Juanita Turner

Juanita Coleen Turner, age 75, of Pleasant View, Tennessee died Saturday, January 1, 2022 at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

A memorial service was conducted at 2 o’clock pm, on Sunday, January 9th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Pastor William Little officiating.

The family received friends on Sunday, January 9th, at the funeral home beginning at 12:00 noon until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mrs. Turner was born on June 17, 1946 in Oklahoma City, OK to the late Opie & Jennie Ellis Cantrell. She was retired from Travelers Insurance Company. After retirement, she became employed at Mobley Veterinary Clinic- because of her love for animals, it was a job that she thoroughly enjoyed.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Mike Turner; brother, Ken Cantrell; and grandchild, Kyle Childress.

Survivors include sons, Chris Turner, and Brook (Stacie) Turner; daughter, Jo (Dewayne) Childress; sisters, Carole Skaggs, and Dorothy Randall; sister-in-law, Elaine Cantrell; grandchildren, Janette Turner, Christopher (Shalyn) Turner, Kimi (Justin) Vaughn, and Justin Turner; great-grandchildren, Arlen Turner, and Case & Codi Vaughn; special niece, Denise Phillips, and several other nieces & nephews.

floral squareIf so desired, memorial contributions in Mrs. Turner’s name may be made to ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804 (www.aspca.org)

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Obituary for Gail Crowder

Marjorie Gail Evans Crowder, age 72, of Gallatin, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at her home.

At her request her remains were cremated and no services will be held.

Ms. Crowder was born December 29, 1949 in Campbell, TN to the late Hardy Glenn and Wanda Daphne Tiller Evans. She was the owner and operator of Heart Strings at Beverly’s flower shop and was of the Baptist faith. She loved serving others by creating beautiful flower arrangements.

Ms. Crowder is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Liz Crowder of Gallatin; daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Matt Green of Gallatin; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Dianne Evans of Greenbrier; nephew, Joshua Evans; and grandchildren, Addley Crowder, Ava Crowder, Victoria “Lizzy” Crowder, Marissa floral squareJewel Alexander and Madelin Grace Green.

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

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

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Obituary for Annie Newberry

Annie Catherine Newberry, age 78, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home on Springfield. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mrs. Newberry was born August 3, 1943 in Springfield to the late Edward “Mutt” and Ada Belle Dixon Gregory. She worked at the “hosiery mill” and was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Newberry is preceded in death by her sisters, Shirley Morris, Patsy Hester, Barbara Rushing and Bonnie Caldwell, her brother, Robert Gregory and her nephew, Jerry “Buster” Morris.

floral squareMrs. Newberry is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dewey R. Newberry; nephew, Jeff Morris; great-niece and great-nephews, Ashley and Josh Henderson, Dusty Morris and Ben and Candy Armistead; and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, Eli Henderson, Easton Henderson, Addie Armistead and Kaylee Morris.

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

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Obituary for Donnie Dillon

Donald Glenn Dillon “Donnie”, age 71 of Cody, Wyoming, died Thursday, December 30, 2021 at St. Thomas West in Nashville.

Mr. Dillon was born on February 21, 1950 in Cookeville, Tennessee to the late Byrd & Jessie Dillon. He was the owner of Dillon Transportation in Ashland City.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Judy McNabb.

Survivors include his wife, Angela Dillon; sons, Donnie Dillon, Jr. and William Dillon; daughters, Sadie (David) Grosso, Lila (Brantly) Cox, Mary Dillon, Amanda Dillon, and Jessie Dillon; brothers, Terry (Judy) Dillon and David (Pam) Dillon; and grandchild, Lanie Cox.

Although there is no public service planned at this time, a memorial tribute has been set up in remembrance of Mr. Dillon in his office at Dillon Transportation on the Tennessee Waltz Parkway in Ashland City. This tribute will remain in his office throughout the month of floral squareJanuary. The family extends a warm welcome for all family, friends, and co-workers to stop in and pay your respects. All are encouraged to leave a message or memory on his office windows with supplies provided.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse.org

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

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Obituary for Joe Panovec

Joseph Victor Panovec, age 88 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 3:00PM on Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 with family officiating. Burial was at 11:00AM on Wednesday January 5th in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday, January 2nd from 1:00PM until the hour of service at 3:00PM.

Mr. Panovec was born on February 13, 1933 in Easton, Pennsylvania to the late Victor J., Jr. & Mildred Sloyer Panovec. He was retired from the United States Navy (Seabee). After retiring from the Navy he became a school teacher in Robertson County.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Kyle Flad; brother, Gaylord Panovec; and son-in-law, David Heintzman.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Panovec; children, Perry Panovec, Pam Heintzman, and Parker (Debbie) Panovec; grandchildren, Kent (Colleen) Panovec, Lesa (Chad) Brown, Bryan floral squarePanovec, Grant Heintzman, Bryce Heintzman, Reagan (Austin) Brown, and Carson Panovec; and 5 great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Faith Family Medical Center, 326 21st Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

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

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Obituary for Paul Smith

Paul David Smith, age 80 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:30AM on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 with Bro. John Box and Bro Ed McDaniel officiating. Burial followed in Resthaven Memorial Gardens with family & friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, January 3rd from 1:00PM-4:00PM and again on Tuesday from 10:30AM until the hour of service at 11:30AM.

Mr. Smith was born on October 5, 1941 in McEwen, Tennessee to the late Clyde and Agnes Smith. He was retired from State Industries in Ashland City after 40 years of service. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law, Lucinda & Bill Osborn; and brother, Joe Smith.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife, Linda Smith; son, Phillip David (Kathy) Smith; grandchildren, Caitlin Smith, Daniel Lovell, and Matthew Thomas; and sisters, Paige Holt, Mable (Reese) Cochran, Agil Howell, Bonnie (Ronnie) Himes, Helen Thomas.

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Obituary for Richard Morris Brady

Richard Morris Brady, age 76 of Cedar Hill, TN passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at his residence.

A Memorial Service was held at 2pm, Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Heads Free Will Baptist Church, 2792 Heads Church Road, Cedar Hill with Bro. Billy Ellis officiating. The family received friends 1pm until time of service at the church on Sunday.

Richard was born December 13,1945 in Newport, TN to the late Clarence Morris and Helen Faye Hollifield Brady. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Nan Parker.

He was a member of Heads Free Will Baptist Church, a veteran of the US Air Force and was a retired Tennessee State Trooper. Richard was an avid UT Vols fan. He enjoyed photography, going to auctions and he was a collector of “things”.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Cornelia Walker Brady of Cedar Hill; daughter, Dieonne (Greg) Reed of White Pines, TN; stepsons, Jeff (Johnna) Ellis of Cedar Hill, Jason (Jennifer) Ellis of Cedar Hill, Jamie (Lisa) Ellis of Springfield, TN; granddaughter, Taylor Reed; step-grandchildren, Joseph Ellis, Kayla McMillian, Jonathan Ellis, Bryce Ellis, Cody Ellis, Jessica Ellis, Cole Ellis; step great-grandchildren, Baylor Ellis, Jake Ellis, Isla Kay McMillian and Aspen Rae Ellis.

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

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Obituary for Shirley Ann Traylor

Shirley Ann Traylor, age 62, of Adairville, KY, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Hospice House of Southern Kentucky.

Funeral services were conducted at 1pm Friday, December 31, 2021 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Pastor Randy Crawford officiating. Burial followed in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY with Dalton Sego, James Farlee, Favian Castellanos, Luis Ordonez, Michael Bush, Omar Guevara, Mario Ordonez and Scottie Stagner serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 4-7pm and again on Friday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mrs. Traylor was born June 23, 1959 in Detroit, MI to the late Paul Ray Sharp.

In addition to her father Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, John Bailey Traylor.

floral squareMrs. Traylor is survived by her daughters, Charlotte (Jose Luis) Ordonez and Elizabeth (Moises Favian) Castellanos; mother, Charlotte Elsie Sharp; 7 grandchildren, Victor Traylor, Gloria Garcia, Eliana Castellanos, Elisandra Castellanos, Jazmin Ordonez, Leovanni Favian-Castellanos, and Scarlet Ordonez; brothers, Paul Ray Sharp Jr. and Gary Ollis; and sisters, Geraldine (Scottie) Stagner and Frances (Randy) Crawford.

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

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