In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week January 23, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week January 23, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries January 17-23, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Van Stokes Orman

Van Stokes Orman, 89, of Springfield, transitioned to Heaven on January 21, 2022, following an extended illness. He was born November 26, 1932, in Nashville to the late Lyman F. and Georgia Mae Pitt Orman. Van grew up in Springfield. After graduating from Springfield High School, he was soon called to serve in the United States Air Force and was sent to the Korean War. He served at Kempo Air Base and later at Shaw Air Base. After returning to Springfield, he married Susan English. Van began a career as a partner in Orman Oil Company with his brother-in-law, Glenn Hollingsworth, and they operated the Phillips jobership in Robertson County from 1966 until 1996. He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church for 73 years. Van was a member of the Springfield Optimist Club, where he was a former club president and was also the coach of the club’s little league baseball team, the Braves, for many years. He was a person who loved and cared for his entire family, and he will be greatly missed by his friends and his extended Pleasant View family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved son: Christopher Orman, by his brother: James “Bud” Orman, and by his sisters: Marjorie Hollingsworth and Betty Dorris. Van is survived by his wife of 60 years: Susan English Orman of Springfield, by his daughter and son-in-law: Shannon and David Dorris of Cedar Hill, by his grandchildren: Christopher Eli Orman and Madison Grace Orman, by his great grandchildren: Christopher floral squareand Wren Elizabeth, by his former daughter-in-law: Nancy Kinsella of Pleasant View, and by his brother-in-law: Glenn Hollingsworth of Springfield.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home. A private burial will be held in the Elmwood Cemetery on Thursday January 27th.

If so desired, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Wounded Warrior Project. 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 Doris A. Wilkerson

Doris A. Wilkerson, age 88 of Old Hickory, passed from this life on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at McKendree Village in Hermitage.

Private Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Tabor officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Mrs. Wilkerson was born May 9, 1933 in Sale Creek, TN to the late Porter and Narcissa Lewis Iles. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was a homemaker. She had many talents, including being a seamstress, an artist, and gardening. She was a mother figure to many. She loved her family and to her everyone was family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Wilkerson, Sr.; brothers, Creed, Foster, and Norman, Iles; and sister; Victoria Haney.

floral squareShe is survived by her son, Frank Wilkerson, Jr. of Old Hickory; daughters, Paula Wilkerson (Karen Parks) of Carterville, IL and Lisa (Gary) Pritsch of Hot Springs, AR; brothers, Murphy Iles and Newton Iles, both of Pleasant Hill, TN; sister, Upha Ross of Sparta, TN; 9 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 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 Don Henderson Pulley

If you didn’t know Don Henderson Pulley well, he was very quiet. But if you did know him, you know he didn’t mince words or sugarcoat things. You always knew where you stood with him. Don was stubborn. He was independent. He was loyal – as long as you didn’t cross him. When he left us on January 20, 2022, we thought long and hard about how he would have liked to be remembered.

Don was born on August 24, 1957 to the late Howard David and Nell Fletcher Pulley, Sr. Don was also preceded in death by two brothers; a twin – John William Pulley and Howard David Pulley, Jr., and his wife of 32 years, Susie Pulley.

Don Pulley is survived by son, Brian (Ashley) Pulley of Springfield, daughter Jodi (Todd) Ballard of Springfield, sisters Donna Smith and Cindy (Harold) Joyce, both of Springfield, and grandchildren Ava & Henry Pulley, Tate and Emri Ballard, and several special nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Robertson County Funeral Home on Friday, January 28 at 10:00a.m. until the hour of service at 2:00p.m. Burial will take place at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

If you looked closely at Don, you’d notice an ear that just didn’t look quite right. But you probably wouldn’t ask him about it, because you’d be scared to. Don was burned and injured in 1993 at a memorable fire in which the ceiling partially collapsed, hitting him in the head and knocking him to another floor below. If you stop by the Springfield Fire Hall today, you’d see Don’s hand-light in the trophy case used at this incident.

Don Pulley lived and breathed firefighting. He was so proud of becoming an entry level fireman in 1982, and working his way up to Fire Engineer, Firefighter II, Fire Lieutenant and finally, Fire Captain “C” Shift. He didn’t get these promotions by brown-nosing (he’d tell you), but by his own merit. His resume of battled fires will inspire nostalgia in long-time Springfield residents – like the Memorial Boulevard Pizza Hut, the Hinkle & Moss Building, and paint line fires at Frigidaire and Unarco, among many others.

Don was a morale booster at the firehall, and inspired “friendly” competitions against members on other shifts. You would find his trophies displayed in a special place brought back from the “Guts & Glory” Competitions held at the Nashville Fire Academy. And many years later, he’d also show you a photo Tate and Henry, two of his grandchildren, wearing his fire hat – whether you asked him to or not.

He was all guy. Like a master griller, working on a car in the driveway with friends and family while listening to John Ward announcing the University of Tennessee ballgames and drinking beer kinda guy. If there wasn’t a game on, you’d hear WKDF loudly. Loud as in if 30 decibels equal a whisper, and 120 could do immediate ear harm, he would like it around 90.

And about that car in the driveway… His pride and joy was a ‘71 Dodge Charger that started out painted brown, then received a charcoal gray color after one wreck, and later candy apple red when Susie Pulley got a hold of it. At one point in the life of The Charger, it was being driven by 16-year-old Brian Pulley, where reportedly, Don would come to the high school and check the oil levels on it to be sure it was being taken care of. He liked his vehicles meticulously clean. Brian was always the tire and wheel guy, and to this day, never got it to the level of perfection that Don required.

Completing his guy resume, Don added a love of NASCAR. Richard Petty, to be more specific. And also craftsmanship and ingenuity. He built his own house, and could even tell you the number of nail holes and where he placed every one. He also developed a tool to quickly release a vehicle hood while an engine was in flames. He was an avid reader, and could recommend a hair-raising mystery novel.

Don was quick witted, and had many sayings, most of them not fit to print, but we know you’ll remember them at just the apopros times. “Apopros. Oh, is that a college word you just used in my obituary?”, he’d probably say. “Let me dig a quarter out of my pocket for what that word is worth.” Or, you might also recall him saying, “You’re slicker than socks on a rooster.” Yep. That’s about all of Don’s sayings that a newspaper might print.

Don didn’t say he loved people much, but if he was cutting up with you, scaring you, or pranking you, you knew you meant a lot to him.

Don met Susie when she worked at EMS at the time the fire hall and EMS were housed in the same building. He called her “mushroom head.” Because, you know, he kinda liked her. A lot. So they got married. Along with Susie came 11-year-old Jodi (Clinard) Ballard in tow, in which Don lovingly accepted as his own. For many years, Don had a schedule of bringing flowers home to Susie after every firehall shift. And these were not just any $5 bin mixed flowers, there was meaning behind each choice. When Susie went Home after 32 years of marriage, Don brought them to Jodi.

If you came by the house on a day a storm was rolling in, you’d find him on the porch, in a rocking chair watching the scenery God was orchestrating. He’d most likely be smoking a menthol (but never a 100 – they tasted like cat ____ (insert a colorful word of your choice here). We hope that for Don’s sake, they have Kools in heaven. Because according to him, cigarettes haven’t tasted as good since.

floral squareIf you’d like to remember Don in a special way, you can toast him while you’re grilling and having a cold one. Or you can make a donation in his memory to one of his favorite organizations – United Way of Greater Nashville or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. And on cool evenings when you’ve got a fire going in a pit, if you look really close, you just might see his mustached smile right there in the flames.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Rickey “Shane” Clifford

Age 44 of Cross Plains passed away Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was born September 18, 1977 in Fullerton, CA to Rickey Dale & Ann Marie Medeiros Clifford. Shane was employed as a Captain with the Sumner County EMS, where he had served for the past 20 years. He was also employed as a Realtor with Haven Realty. He enjoyed fishing and boating. He affectionately called his fishing boat “his girlfriend”. He loved joking and spending time with his friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Ann Ryan. He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Lavonne Clifford; son, Mason Clifford; daughter, Madelyn Clifford, all of Cross Plains, TN; father, Dr. Rickey Dale (Judie) Clifford, Goodlettsville, TN; brothers, Aaron (Janelle) Clifford, White House, TN and Dale Clifford, Murfreesboro, TN.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11am at Long Hollow Baptist Church, with Bro. Rob Massie and Bro. Chris Griffith officiating. Doors will open at 10am on Friday. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with the Sumner County EMS Honor Guard serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Thursday, January 27, 2022 4-8pm at Long Hollow Baptist Church.

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

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Obituary for Baby Girl Ruby Kamama Bradshaw

Infant Ruby Kamama Bradshaw was born and passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Graveside services will be conducted at 3pm Saturday, January 29, 2022 in the Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield.

She is survived by her mother, Marjorie Bradshaw; father, Ruben Malabar; brothers, Jimmy floral squareRedwine, Anthony Redwine, Elliot Redwine and Joseph Bradshaw; and sisters, Sophia Redwine, Dariel Redwine, Maggie Redwine, Rhema Morrison and Victoria Morrison.

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

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Obituary for Randy Clark

Randy Kevin Clark, age 61 of Joelton, Tennessee, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

A Memorial service will be held at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1285 New Hope Rd, Joelton, Tn., between the hours of 12-4:00pm on Saturday, February 5th. All are welcome to come share stories and reminisce. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, April 30th at the IBEW Union Hall location.

Randy was born on March 1, 1960 in Westmoreland, Tennessee to Thelma Graves Clark and the late Dutch Clark. He was a Journeyman/Wireman in the electrical industry and a member of the IBEW for over 35 years. He served as the Business Manager of the IBEW Local 429 and was a sincere trade unionist and fierce advocate for middle class Americans and IBEW members. He was an avid fan of Tennessee sports teams including the Vols, Predators, and Titans. Mr. Clark was a beloved father figure to many including many cousins, nieces, nephews, and his many brothers and sisters at the IBEW.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his son, Cody Elvis Clark; and brother Darryl Clark.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 29 years, Dawn Clark; daughters, Sarah Clark (Bill) and Tonya Clark (Matt); brother, Larry Clark; sister, Sherry (Terry) Wix; and grandchildren, Joesiah Scott and Grace Meadows.

floral squareIf so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

The family requests any floral deliveries or personal cards be sent to The Clark Family, 5759 Clarksville Pike, Joelton, Tennessee 37080 or IBEW Local 429, 2001 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37210.

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

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Obituary for Mickey Stuard

Mickey Edward Stuard, age 63 of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Saturday, January 22, 2022 at his home.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 5th at Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 2621 Church St., Pleasant View at 3:00PM with Bro. Paul Edwards officiating.

Mickey was born on April 10, 1958 in Clarksville, Tennessee to Vivian Elswick Bassingthwaite and the late William Edward Stuard. He was employed for over 20 years at Midway Supply. He loved fishing and especially his grandchildren. He was a Christian.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a son Aaron Stuard, sisters, Joy Huff and Janet Stuard, and step-father Edward Bassingthwaite.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lisa Selph Stuard; son, James (Christy) Stuard; daughter, Michelle Stuard; sisters, Gayle (Kevin) Hartley, Betty Jean Bumpus, and floral squareVivian Thomas; and grandchildren, Dalton Stuard, Makaylin Russell, Mason Stuard, Nathan Jackson, Levi Stuard, Mackenzie Stuard, and Lauren Stuard.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Avalon Hospice, 226 Uffelman Drive, Clarksville, TN 37043.

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

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Obituary for Nina Jean Read

Nina Jean Read, age 90, of Coffey, Missouri passed from this life on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Cross Plains, TN.

Memorial services will be conducted this spring in Missouri.

Nina was born on March 10, 1931, in Bethany, MO to the late Manley and Leta Hagler Salmon. She was a postmaster for the US Postal service for several years. She was a member of the Christian Church. In her free time, Nina loved raising her seven children, reading, sewing, working jigsaw puzzles, and volunteering with the local 4-H club. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James Read.

floral squareNina is survived by her sons, James M. Read of Pueblo, CO, Jeffrey Read of Coffey, MO, and Joseph Read of Pattonsburg, MO; daughters, Jeri Turpin of Osage Beach, MO, Jean Dudley of Cross Plains, TN, Janelle Hagler of Coffey, MO, and Jan Travis of Coffey, MO; sisters: Greta Pierce of Lamona, IA, Karen Hamilton of Ft. Smith, AR, and Jonell Southerland of Bethany, MO; by her sixteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren; and by her three great-great-grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Patricia L. Shannon

Patricia Lucille Shannon entered this earthly life on April 17, 1951 to the late Maxcine Shannon and the late Emmitt Gray. She entered into eternal rest on January 15, 2022.

She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Church of God Sanctified. She later moved her membership to True Vine Baptist Church and later to Greater South Baptist Church. She enjoyed good singing and good preaching.

Patricia was employed by Springfield Health Care with the Laundry Department. She was also employed by G.S. Moore and Son as a domestic engineer.

She attended the public schools of Robertson County, Tennessee. Patricia’s favorite pastime was fishing. She would go every chance she could. You could often find her on the banks several times a week. Cooking was another that she loved to do, along with playing cards with her favorite ladies, “The Black Angels” and line dancing.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by son, Timmy Shannon; daughter, LaKeybra Hyde; sisters, Mattie Hyde and Melinda Shannon.

She leaves to cherish her memories: devoted husband, Terry L. Shannon; daughter, Stella (Bobby) Northington; son, Travis Shannon; six grandchildren, Mantorvis Shannon, James Shannon, Kris Northington, Sadel Shannon, Trent Shannon and Arielle Shannon; three great-grandchildren, Malia Shannon, Montricia Shannon and James Shannon; four sisters, Elizabeth (Edward) Jones, Mary Barbee, Barlynn (Timothy) Jamison and Kesha Gray; brothers, Michael (Patricia) Grey, David (Jeanette) Hyde, Harold (Felicia) Hyde, and Clifford Hyde; sister-in-law, Pauline Hyde; godchildren, Marvin Norton, Tomika Woodward, and Velvet May; a floral squarehost of nieces, nephews, and cousins; devoted friends, Christy Cantrell, Josie Wilson, Stephanie Wilson and Audrey Compton, other relatives and friends.

Viewing, Visitation, and Funeral was Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Greater South Baptist Church with Pastor Samuel Stratton, Eulogy and Pastor Mark Dowlen, Officiant; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Frank Wilson

Frank North Wilson, age 75 of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021 at his home.

A celebration of life for Frank Wilson was held Sunday January 23,2022 from 11am-3pm @ the Assembly Hall, 110 Front St. Smyrna Tn 37167.

The family held an informal visitation and refreshments from 11-1 pm. At 1pm there was a eulogy by friends. Memorial Donations can be made to the Sam Youree Scholarship Fund @ Bill Taylor’s Bushido Karate Studio. Contact Emily Sanders for more info @[email protected]

Mr. Wilson was born on June 18,1946 in Polk County, North Carolina to the late Regionald & Rose Wilcox Wilson. He was retired as a race car fabricator. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Vietnam War. Frank loved to parachute jump and was a master parachute rigger. He also built his own planes and loved to fly them. He was a kickboxer, a master in Kung Fu & Karate, a SCCA race car driver and a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Wilson was very interested in learning and reading about new ideas and cultures and never had an idle moment.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Wendi Wilson; and a brother, Reggie Wilson.

floral squareSurvivors include a son, Joel (Rebecca) Wilson; daughter, Emily (Dale) Sanders; brother, John Kent (Danielle) Wilson; grandchildren, Westley Sanders, Maddie Sanders (fiance’ Trace Oliver), Joleigh (Mason) Boyd, Christian West, Trenton West, Jarrett Wilson, Kylie Wilson; and great-granddaughter, Cora Sanders.

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

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Arrangements for Rickey D. Stone

 Rickey Dwayne Stone was born June 13, 1954, to the late Mr. James Stone and Mrs. Agnes Morton. He was baptized at an early age at First Missionary Baptist Church, under Pastor Walter J. Speed Sr.

He attended Bransford Elementary and Bransford High School where he played football under Legendary coach Robert “Bill” Farmer. Rickey graduated from Springfield High School in 1972.

Rickey, at an early age developed a love for cars and speed. He was taken under the wings of Rev. Joseph Miles and Tony “Mad Dog” Dowlen where he learned to build engines and ride motorcycles. He along with friends Bruce Elliott, Freddie Luster, Rickey Barbee, James “Big Bird” McKissick, the late Robert Earl Scott, and a few others formed a motorcycle club in Springfield during the 70’s. This gave younger guys and girls something to marvel at and see that through a little true grit and determination you can do what you choose to, if you apply yourself.

He is proceeded in death by Sister Patricia “Sunshine” Stone (Louisville, KY) and Grandson Regis “Yoshi” Harris (Hope Mills, NC).

He leaves to cherish his life His children: Crystal Jackson (Calvin), Marcus Harris (Renee), Tiffany Hyde, Terrence Hyde (Tristica), Decius Harris, Najah Harris, and Shanta Taylor; twenty five grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren Sisters Shirley Faye Smith (Peter) San Diego, Ca, Peggy Turner (Gary, IN), Brothers, Darrell B. Stone, Michael L. Morton (Wilhelmina), Jacob C. Morton III.. A niece, Nadine Stone, and nephew Lanford Stone, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Rickey is also survived by an extended family of close friends, and devoted caregiver Ms. Tara Lewis, Mr. Perry and Rhonda Pullum, Bruce Elliott, Freddie Luster, Rick Cammon, Dallas Miles, Alan Gardner, and Michael “Muddy Waters” Farmer.

Thank you Rickey for being a brother to all that you met. No sweeter man has GOD gifted us with. Rest Our brother, Rest Our friend, Rest Father of your children and grandchildren. Well Done! Well Done! Well Done Good and Faithful Servant.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Saturday, January 22, 2022 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Reverend George Clemons, Eulogy and Officiant; Interment was in Bigbee Church Cemetery.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Marvin Ketron Jr.

Marvin Ketron, age 80, of Cross Plains, TN, joined our Heavenly Father on Friday, January 21, 2022. Marvin was born on September 16, 1941 in Bristol, TN. He was a dedicated Christian, a loving father, grandfather, US Army veteran, and worked many years as an assistant songwriter in the Country music business.

He is preceded in death by loving wife Shirley Ketron and parents Bordie Marvin Ketron Sr. and Trulla Mae Ketron.

floral squareMarvin is survived by his children Jimmy, Georgia, Sarah, and Andrew, and granddaughter Loretta.

There are no services currently scheduled for Mr. Ketron.

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

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Obituary for Bill Crocker

William “Bill” Hughes Crocker, age 81 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Friday, January 21, 2022 at his home.

His wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

Mr. Crocker was born on October 2, 1940 in Gallatin, Tennessee to the late Doug and Ella Hughes Crocker. He retired with over 20 years as a salesman for Arkansas Industrial Machinery. He was an avid fisherman and loved all sports and was a member of Calvary Bible Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Teresa Forehand Crocker.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 15 years, Laurice Crocker; sons, William Thomas (Kathryne) Crocker, James (Anita) Crocker, and Doug (Dana) Crocker; brother, Thomas Crocker; grandchildren, Brennan, Carrter; and Danielle Crocker and her children, Shaelan and Liam and Kerry (Paul) Harvey and their children, Rebecca & Ashleigh.

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

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Obituary for Lloyd Plunkett

Lloyd George Plunkett, age 85 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Walking Horse Meadows in Clarksville.

Funeral services will be conducted at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Ashland City at 3:00PM on Sunday, January 23rd, with Bro. Barry Raper officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 2:00PM until the hour of service at 3:00PM.

Mr. Plunkett was born on March 16, 1936 in Farris, Oklahoma to the late George & Lovada Arnold Plunkett. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He spent over 30 years as a pastor and taught Bible at Pleasant View Christian School. He and his wife Betty served as missionaries on the Ivory Coast where they were dorm parents for high school boys. Mr. Plunkett was a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Plunkett; son, Benjamin “Ben” Plunkett; and sister, Ruby Stringer.

floral squareSurvivors include his son, Daniel (Jennifer) Plunkett; daughters, Rebekah Plunkett and Leah (Donnie) Stevanus; brothers, Donald Ray Plunkett and Troy (Sharon) Plunkett; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Taylor) Settle, Mary Grace Stevanus, Georgia Stevanus, Chloe Stevanus, Judah Plunkett, Titus Plunkett, Darius Lloyd Plunkett, and Veronica Betty Plunkett, and great-granddaughter, Sawyer Kathryn Settle.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Welch College, 1045 Bison Trail, Gallatin, Tennessee 37066.

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

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Arrangements for Ms. Dorothy Marie Walton (Mama Sue)
May 25, 1938 – January 19, 2022

Ms. Dorothy Marie Walton, transitioned from this earthly home to her enteral home, Wednesday, January 19, 2022. She will be truly missed.

Services are as followed:

Visitation:

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 –  St floral squareJames Missionary Baptist Church

Cedar Hill TN – Time: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Home- Going Service to follow at 1:00p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Todd Williams

Judson “Todd” Williams, age 58 of Greenbrier passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

A Graveside Service was held 3pm on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Bethlehem Cemetery with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating and Ryan Rigsby, Jesse Gilliland, Dennis Williams, Leland Holder, Deanie Holland and Trent Holland serving as pallbearers.

Todd was born August 13, 1963 in Springfield, TN to Kenneth T. Williams and the late Amelia Ann Jones Williams.

He was owner/operator of Jud Jones Grocery and attended Bethlehem Baptist church. He enjoyed restoring old cars, the NASCAR Circuit, cooking, yardwork and was always willing to help anyone. He loved his family and friends very much.

floral squareHe is survived by his father, Kenneth T. Williams of Greenbrier; brother, Spencer Williams of Greenbrier and life-long friend, Glynis Holder Gilliland off Madison; nieces, Courtney (Ryan Rigsby) Williams, Latasha (Clinton) Mead; great-nieces, Savanah Highley, Bethany Mead, Elisabeth Mead and Sarah Beth Mead.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 332047, Nashville, TN 37203.

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

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Obituary for Shirley Sullivan

Shirley Dean Bowen Sullivan, age 65, of Nashville, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at her home.

Graveside services were held Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11am in the Bellwood Cemetery. No visitation was held prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Sullivan was born February 12, 1956 in Springfield to the late Floyd and Shelby Jackson Bowen. She worked at Wilson Sporting Goods and was a Christian. She was a loving mother and dear friend to many people.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Sullivan is preceded in death by her husband, Rusty Sullivan, her sister, Deborah Sanchez, and her grandson, Tony Waters, Jr.

Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Tony and Deneisa Waters, Greg Waters and Michael McKay; and her brother, James Bowen.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

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 were 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 followed 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 received 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 are no public services planned 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 was held 1pm Thursday, January 20, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. Interment followed 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 was 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 were held Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Doug Thornton officiating. Burial followed in the Oakland Cemetery with Jason Goostree, Bobby Blackburn, Walker Bloodworth, Larry Ramsey, Jeff Wilson and Aaron Robertson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Clifton Ramsey and Kirk Wall.

Visitation was 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 were held Friday, January 21, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Jim Clark officiating. Burial followed 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 were Jason Warden, Dalton Hand, Bailey Glasener and Bobby Hand Jr.

Visitation was 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 were conducted Tuesday January 18th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment followed in Luton’s Chapel Cemetery. The family received 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.

Visitation was held 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 took 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 were held 12pm Tuesday, January 18th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Rev. Nathan Washburn officiating.

Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery with family members serving as pallbearers. Visitation was 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 were 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 followed in Good Springs Cemetery with James Simmons, Kenneth “Bobby” Simmons, Glen Simmons, Brian Cothran, Blake Atkinson, and Wesley Bowling serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Wallace, Larry Shadowens, Wayne Hunter, and Lamar Smith.

The family received 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 – was 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 were held Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 2pm in the Hillcrest Cemetery in White House with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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

The family received 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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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 was Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Dr. Bruce Chesser officiating. Interment followed 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 was 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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