In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week January 24, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week January 24, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries January 18-24, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Diane Sanders

Diane M. Culbertson Sanders, 60, of Greenbrier TN, passed away with her loving husband by her side on Sunday at her home.

Born in Corning, NY, on October 20, 1960, Diane was the eldest daughter of the late Ivan L. and Ruth H. Culbertson. She grew up in Cameron Mills, NY, and graduated in 1978 from Addison Central School. She went on to work at Metamora Products, in Elkland, PA, for the next 11 years.

In 1989, she moved to Tennessee for a new adventure and became employed as a nanny to the Peninger family. She helped to care for two beautiful young ladies, Emily and Mary, whom she loved and cherished deeply. She took great joy in talking about them and their many accomplishments throughout the years.

Later in life, Diane was employed at the LaVergne Library, La Vergne, TN, Connor Trucking Company and Tennessee Speed Sport, Goodlettsville, TN, in their accounting department. In her free time, Diane enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Diane was a dedicated wife, sister, aunt, and friend. She will always be remembered for her kindness, independence, caring nature, and contagious laughter.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is survived by her husband, Michael Sanders of Greenbrier, TN; three sisters Dolores (Alan) Crooker, Savona, NY; Darline (Michael) Culbertson, Hornell, NY; Denise Brown (Hammondsport, NY); Nieces and Nephews Gregory (Heidi) Crooker, Savona, NY; Kreg Crooker, Savona, NY; Michele Culbertson, Bath, NY; Stephania (John) Wallace, Cohocton, NY; Justin (Karen) Brown, Atlanta, GA; Great nieces and nephews Lauren Crooker, Savona, NY; Carter Crooker, Savona, NY; Ivan floral squareCulbertson, Bath, NY; Ainsley Wallace, Cohocton, NY; Grayson Wallace, Cohocton, NY; extended family Roger (Sandra) Peninger, Nashville, Tennessee; Maria (Paul) Sutej, Atlanta, GA; Emily (Dominic) Peninger, Chicago, IL; Mary (Conrad) Quinones, Atlanta, GA.

At this time, no services are being held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society online at www.cancer.org.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 2619 HWY 41 S., GREENBRIER, TN 37073

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Obituary for Billy Keith

William “Billy” Loyd Keith, age 75, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center. A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2pm in the Owens Chapel Cemetery with his family officiating. Burial will follow with family and friends serving as pallbearers. No visitation will be held prior to the graveside service. These arrangements were made at the request of Mr. Keith.

Mr. Keith was born July 20, 1945 in Springfield to the late Bonnie Franklyn and Kathrine Evalois Warren Keith. He worked as a bus driver for Greyhound for over 30 years. After his retirement he drove for Gaylord Opryland. Mr. Keith was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of Owens Chapel United Methodist Church for 33 years. He loved his family and friends, he loved his church and he loved the Lord.

In addition to his parents Mr. Keith is preceded in death by his brother, Gary Keith. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elsie Hester Keith; children, Renae (Keith) Fehrman of Springfield, William “Bubba” (Kim) Keith of Greenbrier, Aaron (Holli) Keith of White House and Rachel (Michael) Ledman of Cedar Hill; brothers, Frank Keith of Springfield, Ronnie Keith of Springfield and Michael Keith of Greenbrier; sisters, Bonnie June Cleveland of Hendersonville, Juanita Fitzgerald of Frankfort, KY, Barbara (Whitfield) Ellis of Chapmansboro, Wanda (Ray) Harris of floral squareGreenbrier, Jeannie (Charles) Ashley of Springfield, Nancy (Gene) Livesey of Lenoir City, TN, and Judy (Mohammad) Pourviseh of Hendersonville; and grandchildren, Nick (Shelby) Keith, Houston (Sy) Fehrman, Hailey (Kim Appledorn) Keith, Alexandra Keith, Logan Ferhman, Ben Ledman and Madison Ledman.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Owens Chapel United Methodist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Richard Ray Cherry

Richard Ray Cherry, age 61 of Springfield, TN passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his home. There will be no local services. Funeral Services will be held in Watonga, OK with burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Watonga.

He was born in Oklahoma City, OK on September 11, 1959 to the late Richard Donald and Peggy Louise Henderson Cherry. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Deborah Bynum. He was a Steel Mill Worker at UNARCO and attended Springfield Baptist Church.
floral squareHe is survived by sons, Brad (Tessa) Cherry of Springfield, TN, Shane (Janet) Hood of Kingfisher, OK, Robbie (Summer) Lewis of Mustang, OK; daughters, Amanda Johnson of Murfreesboro, TN, Jennifer Ellis of Greenbrier, TN; sister, Sharon (Stephen) Reiber of Geary, OK and 7 grandchildren.

Wilkinson Mortuary of Watonga will be in charge of those arrangements. Obituary provided by Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Dr. Jerry Don Oakley

Dr. Jerry Don Oakley, age 81 of Gallatin, TN went home to be with the Lord Saturday, January 23, 2021 at NHC in Hendersonville. He was born December 10, 1939 in Marshall County, KY to Edward and Vivian Byers Oakley. Dr. Oakley graduated from Wingo High School in Wingo, KY. He was married to Brenda Jean Hall on September 7, 1960. Jerry was an avid Kentucky basketball fan, and he was extremely honored and proud to be selected to the All-State Kentucky basketball team in 1957. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Union University in Jackson, TN. He also received the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Dr. Oakley pastored or served on the staff of churches in Kentucky and Tennessee for thirty-four years. Included in these churches were Hickory Valley Baptist Church, Hickory Valley, TN, Beechmont Baptist Church, Louisville, KY (Asst. Pastor), Youngers Creek Baptist Church, Elizabethtown, KY, Magnolia Baptist Church, Magnolia, KY, Yellow Creek Baptist Church, Owensboro, KY, Columbia Baptist Church, Columbia, KY, Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield, TN. Dr. Oakley pastored at Springfield Baptist Church for 17 years. He was the Executive Director of Warren Association of Baptists in Bowling Green, KY for 13-1/2 years. Dr. Oakley was Moderator for three associations: Daviess-McLean Association in Owensboro, KY, Russell Creek Association in Columbia, KY and Robertson County Association in Springfield, TN. He served thirteen years on the Tennessee Baptist Convention Executive Board. While serving on this Board, he was Chairman of the Budget Committee and Chairman of the Executive Committee. Dr, Oakley served for thirteen years on the Kentucky Baptist Convention Mission Board. While serving on this board, he was Chairman of the Education Committee. He was also a member of the Administrative Committee. Dr. Oakley has been president of the Kentucky Baptist Pastor’s Conference, the Tennessee Baptist Pastor’s Conference, The Tennessee Baptist Convention Executive Board and the Tennessee Baptist Convention. He also served as a Volunteer Missionary to Venezuela twice for the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. Dr. Oakley served as a member and Chairman of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Constitution and By-Laws Committee. He was also a member of the Baptist Faith and Message Committee for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. In 2007, he was elected Director of Missions of the year in the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Dr. Oakley has written and had published several articles in the Proclaim Magazine and the Church Administration Magazine. He wrote the Sunday School lessons for the Robertson County Times in Springfield, TN from 1983 to 1994. During his service, Dr. Oakley has received a number of awards. He was made a Kentucky Colonel in 1973 by Gov. Wendell Ford. He received the award of Aide-de-Camp of the Governor’s Staff of Tennessee from Gov. Ned Ray McWhorter in 1987. Dr. Oakley received the Key to the City of Nashville, Tennessee from Mayor Bill Boner in 1987. He received The Key to the City of Springfield, Tennessee from Mayor Billy Carneal in 1993. He was selected the Baccalaureate Speaker for Union University, his Alma Mater, in 1987. Dr. Oakley has served as Executive Director of Warren Association since 1994. Under his leadership, a new Administrative building, the L.E. Smith Baptist Center, was completed in 1998. A recreational complex has been developed and is still expanding on the 29 acre campus. A Hispanic Mission was established and sponsored by Warren Association of Baptists in 2002 until the present. A church building was built for the Hispanic Mission by Warren Association of Baptists in 2006. Dr. Oakley retired December 31, 2007. In preparation for serving as a Transitional Pastor after retirement, Dr. Oakley completed the training course “Transitional Pastor Ministry” sponsored by Lifeway Christian Resources, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Oakley has served as a Transitional Pastor of several churches. There have been some that he has served on more than one occasion.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Vivian Byers Oakley; grandson, Kyle Bagwell. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Brenda J. Oakley, Gallatin, TN; daughters, Valerie (Dr. John) Cloud, Little Rock, AR and DeAna (Scott) Bagwell, Goodlettsville, TN; sister, Cheryl Oakley, Wingo, KY; three grandchildren. Lauren (Dr. Micah) Wiegel, Katherine (Drew) Tappan and Kristin (Justin) Muller; four great- grandchildren, Annaleigh Wiegel, Evie Wiegel, Philip Andrew Tappan III, and Grayson Scott Lewis Crump.

Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 11:30am in Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Ayers and Rev. Travis Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Vince Bagwell, Chris Bagwell, Donnie Hogan, Dick Moore, Alan Fowler and Lee Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Ron DeBerry and Keith Bagwell. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10am until the hour of service at the church.

floral squareMemorial contributions may be made to Mission Projects at Springfield Baptist Church or Gallatin First Baptist Church. All donations may be sent care of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home. The family will be honoring all Covid protection protocols and anyone who cannot make the service is invited to watch the service via livestream through Springfield Baptist Church website. Springfield-Baptist.com then click on Livestream.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 509 Walnut Street Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Tom Boyd

Tom R. Boyd, age 93 of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Signature Health Care.

A graveside service will be held at Gower Cemetery on West Stroudsville Road, Cedar Hill at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 28th, with Bro. Jon Justice officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Boyd, Nick Wilson, Terry Davis, Tray Davis, Chad Corlew, Jeff Welker, and Rick Vaughn.

The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Thursday from 10:30AM until 12:30PM.

Mr. Boyd was born on June 13, 1927 in Montgomery County, Tennessee to the late James Jackson and Laura Basford Boyd. He was a farmer and played baseball for Browns Store in the 1950’s. He dearly loved his cat “Fatboy” and was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Louis Boyd, Harold Boyd, and Gordon Boyd; and sisters, Maydelle Sanders, Gus Knox, and Louise Nicholson.

floral squareHe is survived by his nephews, Ronnie (Susie) Boyd, and Eddie (Beth) Boyd; nieces, Betty (Phil) Welker, and Patsy (Harold) Corlew; special friends, Pookie & Beverly Davis, and Rick & Diana Vaughn; and loving great-nieces & great-nephews.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

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

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Obituary for Shonda Lanee’ Hunt-Sewell

Shonda Lanee’ Hunt-Sewell, age 43, left the cares and struggles of this life behind to be with her Lord and Savior in her heavenly home, on January 21, 2021. She was born September 6, 1977 in Nashville, TN, the daughter of Terry Hunt and Patricia Sain Hunt. She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Hunt, Stepmother, Joyce Hunt and Stepsister, Kimberly Moore. She is survived by father, Terry Hunt, son, Danny Sewell, Jr., daughter, Tiffani Sewell, brother and his wife, Jayme and Amy Hunt, step-brother, Keith Moore, nieces and nephews, Rolley, Haleigh, Alicia, Ryan, Katelynn, and Easton.

Lanee’ was stricken with MS at the age of 28 years old, but she did not let this disease define her life. Lanee’ was a very strong person….stronger than she gave herself credit for being. She was a Christian who had a strong faith in God. She was a loving, cheerful person and very rarely did you ever see a sad look on her face. If she felt herself feeling sad, she would do her best not to show it. She loved everything about the outdoors, especially going camping with her Mom and brother Jayme. She possessed a tremendous love for floral squareher Mom and her children and she also loved her Dad, brother, Jayme and the rest of the family dearly. Lanee’ created many memories in the hearts of all she loved. She had a great, big heart and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

There will be a Celebration of her Life at a date that will be announced later. Please check back for date and time.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Sue Grayson

Sue Grayson, 82, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday January 24, 2021 at The Waters of Robertson. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday January 28th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Thomas Traughber, Thomas Walker, Rickey Ward, Jr., and Jeffery Grayson serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Grayson was born December 4, 1938 in Springfield to the late William Lesley and Eurie Redfearin Gainous. She retired from Electrolux where she worked in assembly. After retirement, she worked at Morningside of Springfield and did private sitting in homes. Mrs. Grayson was a member of South Haven Baptist Church. She enjoyed facetime with her grandchildren, playing bingo on her IPAD, and working word search puzzles.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Henry Morgan Grayson, Jr., by her son: Jeffery Marty Grayson, by her daughter: Bambi Dale Nixon, by her brothers: Emmett Gainous and Nick Redfearin, and by her sister: Inez Grayson. Mrs. Grayson is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Pam and Rickey Ward of Springfield, by her sister: Nell Traughber of Springfield, by 7 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Patrick Robert Giardono

Patrick Robert Giardono, age 49, of Cross Plains died Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 at the home of his brother, Joe A. Giardono, of brain cancer. Patrick’s older brothers Michael and Joe were by his side at the time of his passing.

Patrick was born April 30, 1971 in Madison Tennessee. Patrick spent the majority of his life in Cross Plains, where his parents resided. Patrick loved working on neighboring farms in his youth, spending most of his days outdoors. Patrick also had a great love of dogs and animals in general as well as a passion for working on cars.

floral squareThe family is not currently planning a service for Patrick due to Covid-19. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Tennessee Cremation Care in Clarksville, Tn.

Patrick was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joe Anderson Hudgins and Mary Ester Benton Hudgins, his paternal grandparents, Ralph Kaiser Giardono and Providence B. Villanova Giardono, his parents Ralph Kaiser Giardono II and Peggy Jo Giardono as well as his oldest brother Ralph Kaiser Giardono III.
Patrick is survived by his older brothers Michael Giardono of Ashland City, Joe (Donna) Giardono of Chapmansboro and younger sister Pamela Giardono.

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Obituary for Margaret Ruth Walden Hester

Margaret Ruth Walden Hester, 69, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Friday January 22, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday January 26th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Smith and Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Lights Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Margaret was born June 1, 1951 in Springfield to the late John E. and Dorothy Beatrice Spain Walden. She was a graduate of Greenbrier High School Class of 1969. Margaret was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church where she served many years as church organist, taught Sunday School, and was always a vital part of working and supporting the church youth group. She kept children in her home for many years and was known county wide for her cake baking. Margaret loved her family, baking, card making, drawing, and painting. She was always involved in the lives of her daughters while they were growing up. She supported them in Girl Scouts and went on many camping trips with them. Margaret loved the Lord and always wanted those she knew and loved to love the Lord also and to always depend on Him. She was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and wanted anyone else that had the same diagnosis to take care of themselves.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister: Hazel Walden Mayo. Margaret is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lanny Hester of Greenbrier, by her daughters and son-in-law: floral squareLanna Hester of Jackson, Christina and Wayne Carlisle of Greenbrier, by her grandchildren: Dayton and Laney Carlisle, and Miley Hester, and by her brother-in-law: Ray Mayo of Greenbrier.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the North Springfield Baptist Church Youth fund or the North Springfield Baptist building debt fund.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Dorothy Janet Adams

Dorothy Janet Adams, 88, of Orlinda, passed from this life on Thursday January 21, 2021 at NorthCrest Health.

Graveside services were conducted Sunday January 24th at 1:00 p.m. in the Orlinda Methodist Cemetery on Elm Springs Road in Orlinda with Pastor Lance Wamble officiating. Pallbearers will be Josh Lackey, Mason Lackey, Jamie Adams, Tyler Sneed, Shane Hand, and John Bartee. There will be no public visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Adams was born September 20, 1932 in Springfield. She was a homemaker and a member of Orlinda Baptist Church. Mrs. Adams enjoyed working in her yard, traveling, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband: Harold Thomas “Jack” Adams, by her parents: Floyd and Veida Smith Bagwell, by her brother: Floyd Bagwell, Jr., by her sister: Velma McKinney, and by her niece: Linda Hand.

floral squareMrs. Adams is survived by her daughter: Jackie Adams and Buddy Sneed of Springfield, by her nieces: Dana Jennings, Terri Watts, and Carol Owens, by her nephews: Jamie Adams, Bill McKinney, and Tommy McKinney, and by special friends: Josh, Erin, Mason, and Peyton Lackey.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Orlinda Baptist Church or to the Orlinda Methodist Cemetery.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Dolores Louise “Dee” Buskirk

Dolores Louise “Dee” Buskirk, 88, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday January 20, 2021 at NorthCrest Health.

A time of visitation with the family was held on Saturday January 23rd from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mrs. Buskirk was born October 26, 1932 in Burlington, KS to the late Arlington and Elizabeth Schiffern Vincent. She was a homemaker and attended Springfield First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Buskirk loved gardening, playing golf, and working jigsaw and crossword puzzles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Lynn Buskirk, by her daughter: Patricia Brown, by her step-son: Robert Buskirk, by her brothers: Harry, Lawrence, Melvin, David, and Roylee Vincent, by her sisters: Lua Silvey, Hilda Quick, Mildred Suriago, Ann Peterson, Vera Peterson, and by her grandchildren: Stacy Clark and Chris Hamby.

floral squareMrs. Buskirk is survived by her sons: Ed (Debbie) Stutesman of Pierre, SD, Martin (Olivia) Stutesman of Springfield, Brad (Sandy) Stutesman of Pierre, SD, and Mark (Ivanito) Tauscher of Phoenix, AZ, by her daughters: Susan (Pat) Poston of Hutchinson, KS, and Stephanie Vincent of Gallatin, by her sister: Fern Brown of Wheat Ridge, CO, and by her 19 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary Lt. Col. Henry Merritt Baddley, Jr.

United States Air Force Retired Lt. Col. Henry Merritt Baddley, Jr., 82, of Springfield, died Wednesday, January 20. 2021 at Select Specialty in Nashville.

Graveside services in Elmwood Cemetery will be held at a later date with Reverend Jerry Wallace officiating.

Mr. Baddley was born on December 16, 1938 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late Henry Merritt and Lillian Owen Baddley, Sr. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son James Merritt Baddley, his maternal grandparents, David S. and Tom Owen, and his paternal grandparents, Hugh and Elizabeth Baddley.

After graduating from Austin Peay State College in 1961, Merritt was drafted into the United State Air Force. His first assignment was to attend the University of Washington, in Seattle, to earn a degree in meteorology. This was the beginning of his 25-year career in the Air Force. His career took him to locations across the country and as far as Guam and Germany, instilling a life-long love of travel. At the end of his career, he retired as the Weather Support Coordinator for the Worldwide Weather Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Upon retiring from the Air Force, he began a banking career that spanned for 17 years, retiring from Legend’s Bank in Clarksville, Tennessee in 2004. His favorite job though was babysitting his four grandchildren. After retirement he traveled extensively with his family. Additionally, wherever he lived he was an active member of floral squarethe United Methodist Church. He was a Boy Scout Leader for his troop and a member of the Clarksville, TN Rotary Club until his retirement.

Mr. Baddley is survived by his wife of 60 Years, Linda Head Baddley of Springfield, his daughter Melissa Baddley Gass, his four grandchildren, Caleb, Ashley, Bailey, and Emily Gass.

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Obituary for Brenda Haynes Roberts

Brenda Haynes Roberts, age 76 of Cedar Hill, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 surrounded by her family from complications of Covid-19.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Ellis officiating. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery with Matt Baggett, Brendan Diaz-Barriga, Jake Fann, Jesse Villard, Alan Holman, Jay Holman, Mac E. Baggett, Jr., Jonathan Drake, and Carl Turner serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday from 5 until 8 PM and Saturday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

Mrs. Roberts was born February 9, 1944 in Robertson County to the late Jesse and Robbie Ree Wilson Davidson. She attended Heads Freewill Baptist Church and was a retired real estate investor and general contractor. She was a longtime member of the Robertson County Board of Realtors. Her passion in life was her family and real estate and as her family stated, she was fun-loving and full of life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Haynes; grandson, Nathanial Diaz-Barriga; and sister, Mildred Brindley.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Glen Roberts of Cedar Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Jimbo and Joyce Baggett of Cedar Hill; daughters and sons-in-law, Gina Baggett and Michael John Zylstra floral squareof Arrington and Christy Baggett and Herman Diaz-Barriga of Goodlettsville; step-daughter, Allison Haynes Holman of Springfield; and grandchildren, Grace Haynes Zylstra, Marty Ree Zylstra, Morgan Baggett (Jake) Fann, Matthew (Jordan) Baggett, Brendan Diaz-Barriga, Nadia Diaz-Barriga, Noah Diaz-Barriga, Ashley Hand, Jay (Libby) Holman, and Alan Holman.

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Obituary for Barbara Jo Spurlock Simpson

Barbara Jo Spurlock Simpson, 81, of Adams, passed away on Tuesday January 19, 2021 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Graveside services were conducted Friday January 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Tim Harris officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Simpson was born April 2, 1939 in Adams to the late C.B. “Colonel” and Nancy Jane Wilson Spurlock. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Simpson loved gardening, bird watching, fishing, and anything that allowed her to be outdoors. She was a loving mother and wife who worked beside her husband in the fields, worked at Acme Boot company, and was always there to care for others.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Gene Simpson, and by her siblings: Marie Wooten and J.B. Spurlock. Mrs. Simpson is survived by her daughter: Diana (Daniel Williams) Webb of Dover, by her granddaughter: Heather Mitten of California, by her great grandchildren: Tamera and Alexis, by her great great grandchildren: Eryn and Payton, by her brothers: floral squareC.B. (Helen) Spurlock, Jr., of Indiana, Carl (Elaine) Spurlock of Springfield, George (Scheryl) Spurlock of Cedar Hill, and Danny (Rebecca) Spurlock of White House, by her sisters: Kay Blick of Russellville, KY and June (Mike) Conatser of Cumberland Furnace, and by her very special niece, Vickie Spurlock, who was also her caregiver in her later years.

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Obituary for Rose Ann Daruk

Rose Ann Daruk, 73, of Springfield, passed from this life on Tuesday January 19, 2021 at NorthCrest Health.

Funeral services were conducted Friday January 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Jorgen Runquist officiating. The family received friends on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Daruk was born July 22, 1947 in Manhattan, NY. She was retired from Greenbrier Elementary School Cafeteria where she worked in food service. She was of the Catholic faith. Mrs. Daruk enjoyed spending time with all her grandchildren and spoiling each one of them. She loved working search word puzzles and listening to music, especially Johnny Mathis. Mrs. Daruk was known for her cooking, especially all the wonderful Italian dishes she made for her family and friends to enjoy. She was preceded in death by her father: Joseph Aglione, by her mother: Cecil San Pietro DiGirolamo, and by her siblings Christine Quinn, John and Salvatore Aglione.

Mrs. Daruk is survived by her husband of 53 years: Frank S. Daruk, Jr., of Springfield, by her daughters and son-in-law: Donna Daruk of St. Louis, MO, Dora and Christopher Escue of Greenbrier, by her floral squareson and daughter-in-law: Frank and Callie Daruk of Adams, by her brothers: Joseph Aglione of St. Port Lucia, FL and Anthony Aglione of Baltimore, MD, and by her 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Shriner Children’s Hospital or Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Stanley Eric Morris

Stanley Eric Morris, 54, of the Barren Plains community in Springfield, passed away on Monday January 18, 2021 at NorthCrest Health.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday January 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in the Morris Family Cemetery at 5810 Waymon Dunn Rd. in Springfield with Brother Doug Spain officiating. Pallbearers were Matthew Morris, Justin Morris, Henry Morris, Ethan Collins, Blake Johnson, Ricky Morris, Troy Morris, and Doug Spain. There was no public visitation prior to the graveside service.

Eric was born June 10, 1966 in Nashville. He owned and operated ECM Trucking and he also farmed. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Eric loved collecting and restoring Antique Tractor’s. When farming, he loved doing everything with the antique equipment that he had restored. Eric loved his family and spending time with them. He was preceded in death by his father: Homer Ralph Morris.

Eric is survived by his wife: Cecelia Wooden Morris of Barren Plains, by his daughter: Andrea Lynn Morris of Barren Plains, by his floral squaresons: Eric Matthew (Amber Parker) Morris of Barren Plains, Phillip Justin Morris of Clarksville, and Henry Clayton Morris of Barren Plains, by his mother: Margaret Gardner Morris of Portland, by his brothers: Ricky Morris of Portland and Troy Morris of California, and by his grandchildren: Ethan Collins, Candace Johnson, Blake Johnson, Nolan Morris, Persephone Morris, and Vincent Parker.

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Obituary for Helen Frances Pinson Jones

Helen Frances Pinson Jones, 99, of Cottontown, passed from this life on Sunday January 17, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday January 21st at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother David Harper officiating. Interment followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery with Nicky Pinson, Brandon Pinson, Chris Osborne, Jacob Butterworth, Kenny Ray Chowning, James Ed Randolph, Glenn Phillips, and Charlie Perkins serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jones was born March 31, 1921 in Cross Plains to the late Walter Albert and Ada Moore Randolph. She was a retired order clerk with Southern Heel and was a member of New Life General Baptist Church. Mrs. Jones enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and especially spending time with her family. She was an excellent cook and always enjoyed when her table was full with her loved ones enjoying all the wonderful dishes she prepared.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands: Curtis Pinson, Miles Baker, and Mizell Jones, by her children: Gene Pinson and Patsy Shrum, by her brothers: Rufus “Buck”, Nick, Yank, James, Guy, and Jack Randolph, and by her sisters: Elsie Randolph Harper and Zelma Randolph Terrell.

floral squareMrs. Jones is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Lanny and Glinda Pinson of Cottontown, by her daughter: Judy Pinson Hand of Cottontown, by her sister: Georgia Elizabeth Phillips of Portland, and by 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren.

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Obituary for Ms. Clara Dean Harris

Ms. Clara Dean Harris was born January 22, 1925. She transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on Saturday January 16, 2021.

Visitation was held Friday, January 22, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home 1507 Batts Blvd. Springfield, TN.

floral squareA Home-going Service was held Saturday, January 23, 2021 at New Wells Grove Baptist Church at 6224 TN-161 Springfield, TN

Please Keep the Family in your Prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home in Springfield, TN.

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Obituary for Arthur E. Head “Stickman”

Public Viewing and Visitation, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 1-6 pm W. D. Crowder Funeral Home; Private Funeral Service; Interment will be in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Nashville, TN Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:30 pm. Service will be live streamed on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:00 am on W. D. Crowder Funeral Home facebook page.

In Lieu Of Flowers Request Donations In Memory Of Arthur Head to Bransford Alumni Association, P. O. Box 53 Springfield, TN 37172 or In Care of W. D. Crowder Funeral Home.

Arthur Earl “Stickman” Head was born on August 16, 1950 in Springfield, Tennessee to James and Levana Head. He was one of seventeen children.

He graduated from Bransford High, Class of 1968. After high school he enrolled in the United States Army. Arthur accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at a young age at Bridge Hill Baptist Church.

He was known as “Stickman” to many. He loved grilling, planting and growing things in his garden. Arthur was a “Big” fan of the Chicago Bears Football Team. One of his favorite sayings when you saw him was “What about those Bears?” Arthur always carried a big smile on his face and loved to walk all over town.

floral squareOn January 7, 2021 he departed this earthly life and leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and caring little brother, Frank Head of Springfield, TN; also a loving and caring big sister, Florence Hilliard of Springfield, TN; his other caring and loving brothers and sisters: Paul Head, James (Rosa) Head, Alve Dean (Almede) Head, John (Shirley) Head, Eva McClain and Elizabeth (James) Chapman; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Pastor Carrie Darden

With heartfelt honor, we celebrate the life and legacy of our dear mother, Pastor Carrie L. Darden, who was a true Giant in the Kingdom of God. Pastor Carrie L. Woodard, (Polk-Darden) was born on March 28, 1938 to the late James Woodard and Joella Williams (Woodard, Dowlen) in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a lifelong resident of Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee.
Carrie attended grade school in Robertson County and graduated from Bransford High School. After high school Carrie worked as a home maker, did farming, and was a child care aide.

She soon was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late James Walter Polk, Sr., and from this union they had five children. Carrie was a member at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church for over forty years. She served under the leaderships of Pastor Whimbley, Pastor Coleman, Pastor Williams, and Pastor Dillard. There, she faithfully worked in many ministries of the church. She served on the Missionary Outreach Ministries at Antioch, as President and Vice President. She also founded the youth choir, served as their leader and mentor, as well as director of the combined choirs. She was one of the youth Sunday School teachers for many years, worked with the Willing Workers, and Pastors Aide Committees. Carrie was a devoted founding member, advisor, and Chaplain of the United Gospel Harmonettes. They traveled and worshipped in song from 1974 through the mid 1990’s and became one of Robertson Counties most requested and powerful groups in their time. In 1973, Carrie was joined in Holy Matrimony to her late husband, Jimmy Lee Darden. From their union, one daughter was born. Pastor Darden, also worked in manufacturing, sales, and customer service. She spent many years in production at Hinkle Chair Company, and Acme Boot Inc. After production, Carrie worked as an astounding sales representative for Stanley Home Products for many years. Later, she also worked at Sears and Roebuck Inc. and Wal-mart where she was a team member, Assistant and Department Manager in the Fabric Department for over 10 years. After she retired from Wal-mart, the Lord Blessed her to become a business owner and founding creator of “Quilts & Things” located in Springfield, TN. There with her family, she was a seamstress, worked in binding, quilting, created hand sewn clothing, and household décor. As her health started to decline, she fully retired from business, but not from her one true calling, her missionary duties, and ministry. After laboring over four decades at Antioch Baptist Church, she accepted her call into ministry as a minister and was mentored by the late Margaret S. Couts at Bethel Apostolic Temple in Springfield. On the first Sunday night of December 1993 she delivered her first message. An unforgettable, powerful and anointed sermon “What If.” Souls were saved and fourteen family members were baptized. Pastor Darden served actively at Bethel Apostolic Temple for five years until the Lord called her into Pastoral-ship. In July 1998, The Temple of Love Church was born, where the motto is a great example of what she taught…”Live, Love, and Forgive!” Faithfully serving at the Temple of Love Church, Pastor Darden joined the (PMMW) Prophetic Miracle Ministries World Wide, under Presiding Bishop Leo Lewis Sr. of Montgomery, AL. Pastor Darden has served her members, in the community, and region doing the work of the Lord for more than sixty years. Her love for everyone will be remembered always, but the Legacy and teachings of Living, Loving and Forgiving will be carried on through all who labor in the work of the Lord! She will Always be remembered for her smile, her compassion, life lessons, her giving and stating “May the Works that I’ve Done, Speak for Me!”

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Woodard and Joella Dowlen; her in-laws, Henry and Lulu Polk; her brothers, Reverend Ben A. (Lula Mae) Williams and Robert Woodard; her son-in-law, Ron Austin; and her late husbands, James W. Polk, Sr., and Jimmy L. Darden; godchildren, Lena and Edward Gift.
Pastor Darden leaves to cherish her six children; Carolyn White (Bobby), Crystal Austin, Celisa Polk, James Polk, Jr. (Lisa), Conda Polk, and Cecretia Turner (Robert); twenty-one grandchildren; forty greatgrandchildren, four great-great grand children; sister, Mamie Lee Woods of Nashville, TN; brother, Keith Dowlen; sister-in-law, Cherie Woodard; and godson, Emmanuel Gift. She will greatly be missed by many…Heaven has truly gained a beautiful soul! Rest in Jesus, Pastor Darden, for your Labor is finished and your Reward is at Hand!

floral squareArrangements: Public Viewing and Visitation was held Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at Springfield Civic Center 401 N. Main Street, Springfield, Tennessee; Private Funeral Service; Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Funeral Service was live-streamed on W. D. Crowder Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 1 pm.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Arrangements for Myrtle Payne

Family visitation was held  Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:00noon – 1:00pm with a private family memorial service following at 1:00 pm at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home 1800 john L Patterson St Springfield, TN 37172.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic masks were required to be worn and social distance was practiced.

floral squareMemorial service was live-streamed on W. D. Crowder Funeral Home Facebook page.

Keep the Payne family in your prayers.

A full obituary will be published soon.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Arrangements for Charles Barbee Jr.

Public viewing and visitation was held Friday, January 22, 2021 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with private family services following at 1:00 pm at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home 1800 john L Patterson St Springfield, TN 37172.

Interment: Restlawn Memorial Gardens

floral squareDue to the covid-19 pandemic masks were required to be worn and social distance was practiced.

Keep the Barbee family in your prayers.

A full obituary will be published soon.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Aaron Stuard

William “Aaron” Stuard, age 30, of Clarksville, Tennessee died Friday, December 25, 2020 at his home.

A memorial service was conducted at 2 o’clock pm, Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the Pleasant View United Methodist Church with Bro. Paul Edwards and Bro. Phillip Chambers officiating.

There was no visitation prior to the memorial service.

Aaron was born on October 14, 1990 in Nashville, Tennessee to Mickey and Lisa Selph Stuard. He was a heavy equipment operator and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his son, Levi Drake; brother, James (Christy) Stuard; sister, Michelle Stuard; floral squaregrandmother, Vivian Bassingthwaite; nieces & nephews, Dalton Stuard, Makaylin Russell, Mason Stuard, Nathan Jackson, Mackenzie Stuard, and Lauren Stuard; best friends like brothers, Kyle Sheahan, Aaron Crawford, Duane Pelkie, James Sink, and Austin Wilson.

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

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Obituary for Betty Jane McMurtry

Age 72 of White House went home to be with the Lord Friday, January 22, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield. She was born May 3, 1948 n Portland, TN to Gilford Buntin & Essie Marie Parker Buntin. Betty was a beloved wife, daughter, sister and friend. Her beautiful smile and humor was contagious. She never met a stranger and was known for giving the best hugs. She was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church and had an incredible love for Jesus. She spoke of Him to everyone she met. She will be extremely missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy Ray McMurtry; sister, Barbara Walls; brother, Robert Buntin. She is survived by her daughter, Kellie Stone Morgan (Terry), Mount Juliet, TN; brother, James Buntin (Linda) Cross Plains, TN; sisters, floral squareMargie Brown, Springfield, TN and Deborah Buntin Jones (Bill) Mount Juliet, TN; brother-in-law, Clarence Walls, White House, TN; sister-in-law, Donna Buntin, Portland, TN; 2 grandchildren, Allaine Morgan and Michael Yancy; 2 great-grandchildren, Ty Yancy and Chance Yancy.

There are no visitation and services scheduled. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are encouraged to The Nashville Rescue Mission or to Second Harvest Food Bank.

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

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Obituary for Kathi Dawn Wright

Age 67 of White House passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at her home. She was born March 9, 1953 in Springfield, TN to Paul & Thelma Pinson. She worked as an LPN for the White House Children’s Clinic and had attended Owens Chapel Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Danny Ray Wright. She is survived by her daughter, Danielle Archer, White House, TN; sister, Joy (Jerry) Lassiter Sircy, Springfield, TN; 2 grandchildren, Summer Hughes and Christian Archer.

Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Steven Paulk officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with Noel Fisher, Alex Fisher, Zach Fisher, Jonathan floral squareFisher, Tyler Fuqua and Robin Archer serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Christian Archer. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are encouraged to a children’s charity of your choice.

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

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Obituary for Wanda Jennette

Wanda Sue Jennette, age 71 of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Thursday, January 21, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Sunday, January 24th, with Bro. John Maltais officiating. Burial followed in Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Lynn Cornell, Mike Cornell, Steve Bowman, Timmy Jennette, Mark Delph, Charlie Harrell, and Parker Delph serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Jennette was born on May 21st, 1949 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Eli and Virginia Ogg Adkins. She was a homemaker who dearly loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved bowling, video games, and watching Wheel of Fortune and NCIS. She was a member of the Stroudsville Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Eli Adkins; and her sister, Mary Ann Cornell.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Jennette, Sr.; son, Terry Jennette, Jr.; daughters, Rhonda (Philip) Mitchell, Teresa (Scott) Poole, Angie (David) Mazzocco, and Lisa Moore; sister, Martha Sullivan; grandchildren, Lance Korber, Loren Korber, Mary Brynn Poole, Braden Poole, Erika Mazzocco, Shelby (Taylor) Holt, Hayley floral square(Juan) Bermudez, Taylor (Destiny) Manuel, Will (Haley) Buttrey, Dylan Jennette, and Zachary Jennette; and 4 great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

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

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Obituary for Robert Frances Carney Jr

Age 54 of Whites Creek passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Residence of Alive Hospice. He was born August 16, 1966 in Nashville, TN to Robert Frances & Nina Faye Plush Carney. He worked as a server/cook for the Madison Family Restaurant before becoming disabled. He loved to dance, sing and play his guitar. He was known to have a huge heart.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Frances, Carney; brother, Hank Clift. He is survived by his mother, Nina Faye Carney, Whites Creek, TN; brother, Bobby Clift; sisters, Teena (Perry) Day and Tammy (Harry) Greenwade.

Funeral service was held Friday, January 22, 2021 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with Toney Lamberth, Eddie Carrigan, Brandon Day, Michael Carrigan, Megan floral squareMandrell and Brittany Pentecost serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Friday, January 22, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are encouraged to help the family with funeral expenses and may be made payable to Austin and Bell Funeral Home.

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

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Obituary for Brooke Abner

Brooke Toops Abner, age 80 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Saturday, January 23rd, with Pastor Chris Royalty officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Abner was born on April 3rd, 1940 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Johnny and Elizabeth Toops. She spent her early career as a school teacher in Davidson County and later became a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Roy Abner; sons, Keith Abner and Craig (Joyce) Abner; brothers, David Toops and Barry floral square(Hideko) Toops; grandchildren, Aaron (Sara) Abner, Weston Abner, Callista Abner, and Kacey Abner; great-grandchild, Levi Abner; and special friend, Melissa Smith.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 4009 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 209, Nashville, Tennessee 37215.

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

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Obituary for Philip Petty

Philip Ernest Petty, age 78, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

A lakeside memorial service will be held this summer as his ashes will be spread at Old Hickory Lake per his wishes.

Mr. Petty was born March 14, 1942 in Nashville, TN to the late Fred and Garnet Dysinger Petty. He was a story teller. From his days in Oedingen Germany as an Army private to his years in search of the biggest bass, to his on-the-job exploits as an electrician with the IBEW, he always had an anecdote or joke. His outgoing personality and friendly demeaner assured him of making lifelong friends. He was happy to hear your opposing opinion then tell you why you were wrong. He was a great Dad, ensuring we knew how to fish, set up a tent, beat another car off the line and wire a light fixture. He was a steadfast husband who loved his wife of 57 years. In his later years, when he could no longer fish, he bought a Spyder and toured the backroads as often as possible with his wife at his back, holding on for dear life. In his leisure time, he was a carpenter, a leather worker, a card player, a photographer and handy man. He brought both artistry and precision to his personal pursuits and could do anything he set his mind to. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

In addition to his parents Mr. Petty is preceded in death by his brothers, Russell Petty and Roy Petty. He is survived by his wife, floral squareCarol Tolbert Petty; daughters, Kimberly D. Petty of Nashville, Connie M. Lockert of Ashland City and Angela (Michael) R. Petty of Nashville; sisters, Peggy (Joe) Greer of Smyrna and Ona Herndon of Loudon, TN; and grandson, Ryan (Krystal) Lockert.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Donald Sexton

“Donnie”-Age 61 of White House passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at his home. He was born March 15, 1959 in Nashville, TN to Earl A. & Eva Mae Stinson Sexton. He worked as a commercial truck driver for Siskin Steel. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and raced at Beech Bend and Union Hill for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 1 brother; 1 sister. He is survived by his loving wife, Teresa Sexton; step-daughter, Katelyn Armstrong, both of White House, TN; brother. Ronnie Sexton; sister, Shirley (Scott) Christopherson; beloved 4 leggers, Nitro and Kasey.

floral squareA memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 5pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation with the family is planned for Saturday, January 30, 2021 3:30-5pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

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Obituary for Merle Lanier Plush

Age 83 of Cottontown passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the Residence of Alive Hospice. He was born April 12, 1937 in Nashville, TN to Johnny and Dorothy Fryer Plush. Mr. Plush proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked as a route salesman for Dolly Madison Cakes for 38 years. He was an avid Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans fan and also enjoyed women’s sports. He loved playing the Powerball and scratch offs.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister in-law, Marie Plush. He is survived by his son, Mark (Linda) Plush, Greenbrier, TN; daughter, Shelley (Brad) Wilkinson, White House, TN; brother, Eddie Plush, White House, TN; sister, Nina Carney, Whites Creek, TN; 4 grandchildren, Devon, Dylan, Bailey & Cole; 3 great-grandchildren, Paris, Palmer & Shepherd; his dog Whiskey.

Funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. Interment will follow in White House floral squareMemorial Gardens with military honors and with Brad Wilkinson, Devon Plush, Dylan Plush, Cole Wilkinson, Cody Friday & Jamie Boulanger serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbeares will be Robin Carney and Johnny Plush. Visitation is planned for Saturday, January 23, 2021 5-8pm and Sunday, January 24, 2021 1-2 pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Fred Henry Wiseman

Age 74 of Cottontown, TN passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at his home. He was born March 29, 1946 in Memphis, TN to Henry Briton & Effie Marie Daniels Wiseman. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 34+ years before his retirement in various positions, ending with Manager of Field Maintenance. He enjoyed bowling, riding motorcycles and drinking good bourbon. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, serving three tours of duty in Vietnam. He also was a Mason. He loved spending time with his family and was a great father.

He is preceded in death by his parents; step-son, William Shea; brother, Bobby; sisters, Margie and Peggy. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Anita Wiseman, Cottontown, TN; sons, Randy (Kim) Wiseman, Mount Juliet, TN and Joel (Mary) Wiseman, Old Hickory, TN; 2 step-daughters, Cristina (Barry) Shea, Nashville, TN and Stephanie (Larry) West, Hendersonville, TN; brother, Johnny (Vicki) Wiseman, White House, TN; 11 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Gathering and visitation will be held Monday, January 25, 2021 from 3-6pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in floral squareWhite House, followed by Funeral Service at 6pm in the chapel, with Bro. Daniel Smith officiating. Interment and Graveside Committal Service will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 12:30pm in Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery with military honors.

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

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Obituary for Charmaine Susan Michelle Sizemore

Age 56 of Millersville passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at her home. She was born October 19, 1964 in Port of Spain Trinidad to Carlton & Marlene Byer Bowman. She worked as a special ed preschool teacher for Sumner County Schools. She enjoyed taking care of children and was also very loving in her care for the elderly. Charmaine was a very accomplished track star and was inducted into the Eastern Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Irwin Victor Byer. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, David Sizemore, Millersville, TN; son, Ryan Scott Sizemore, Bowling Green, KY; daughter, April Sizemore, Elizabethtown, KY; grandchild, Stassi Elle Spooner; Godmother, Carol Bernard, Ypsilanti, MI; brothers, Christopher Byer, Noel Byer, Roberto Byer, Augustus Joseph and Hayden (Toti); sisters, Arlene Byer, Leslieanne Byer, Sophia Byer, Paula Byer, Latisha Byer and Kimberly Forbes; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 10am floral squarein the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment will follow in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens in Elizabethtown, KY at 2PM (EST) with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Friday, January 29, 2021 4-8pm and Saturday, January 30, 2021 9-10am at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Livingfield More

Livingfield More, 94, left this world January 19, 2021 having lived a full, blessed and productive life persevering through and enduring a lengthy illness. Throughout it all he was disciplined, well-educated, well-read and never pretentious or ostentatious.

He was born in July of 1926 to native Nashville parents, E. Livingfield More (1868-1934) and Ellen Stokes (1895-2001)

Livingfield More was a gentleman and a scholar. He believed in being workman-like and was fiercely devoted to his family, both those who came before him and to those whom he leaves behind.

Ancestors of whom he was particularly proud included his father, who was a successful lumberman and businessman in Alabama and participated in the organization of the Centennial Celebration for the State of Tennessee which subsequently became Centennial Park. His great grandfather, Josiah Nichol, former mayor of Nashville and owner of Belair Mansion, was instrumental in the purchase of the land upon which the state capital was built. His maternal grandfather, Walter Stokes Sr., who was a prominent lawyer served as president of the Nashville Bar association.

Young Livingfield More was born in Nashville but spent the first 8 years of his life in River Falls, Alabama, where his father owned and operated the Horseshoe Lumber Company, was partner in other businesses and built two dams to provide electricity to the area. When his father fell ill, their small family returned to Nashville where he attended Ransom School, Stokes School, Wallace University School, McCallie School, Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Law School from which he graduated in 1952 and passed the Bar Exam shortly thereafter. He was proud to be presented to the Supreme Court of Tennessee in 1953 and even prouder to find that his law degree was converted to a JD several decades later.

Having started Vanderbilt when he was 16, his college experience was interrupted when he became 18 and decided to join the Army to fight in WWII. After discharge from the army, he spent a season working on an estate outside of London with the option of fox hunting a couple of days each week as part of his remuneration. He was a devoted horseman and animal husbandman in general.

The years he spent in law school were in honor of his maternal grandfather Walter Stokes, but from his mid-twenties on, he was at heart a farmer.

He met the love of his life, Agnes Stokes Fort of Nashville, in 1952 and they married in 1957. They had a daughter and two grandchildren. They devoted their lives to each other and their families, River Grange farm and the Arcade in downtown Nashville, reading to each other after dinner and occasionally traveling… often biking across the UK, until she was tragically taken from him in 2011.

He was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Vanderbilt University, the Belle Meade Country Club and the Williamson County Co-Op. He took part in the founding of Harpeth Academy in Franklin, TN which eventually became part of BGA. He also was a founding member and continued to be a staunch supporter of St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, now Holy Cross Anglican Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Ellen Livingfield More, and two grandchildren, Stokes Dunavan and Nicholson Dunavan. The family wishes to thank his many support systems including but not limited to Lisa Graham and Carol Patterson, the loyal caregivers who would “see him out” in his words.

floral squarePrivate services will be held at a later date.

If so moved, please make donations in his memory to Holy Cross Anglican Church (4119 Murfreesboro Road Franklin TN 37067), the Red Cross (2201 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, Attn: Leigh Elliot), the Covington County Historical Society (P.O. Box 1582 Andalusia, Alabama 36420) or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Fredia Ernestine McClellan

Age 82 of Old Hickory went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 18, 2021 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born November 11, 1938 in Nashville, TN to Alvin C. & Lillian Martin Hill. She worked for National Life Insurance and also worked as a substitute teacher in every community where her husband was pastor over the years. She was a faithful and loving pastor’s wife, who knew everyone and was involved in every aspect of the church. She was known as a very giving servant and was a member of Pennington Bend United Methodist Church, the last church that her husband served as pastor before his retirement.

She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Rayburn Hill and Edward O. “Buddy” Hill; 1 sister, Dorothy Humphreys. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Ed McClellan, Old Hickory, TN; brothers, Preston (June Dzoba) Hill, Whites Creek, TN and A. Lynn (Susan) Hill, Franklin, TN; sisters, Catherine Sensing, Gallatin, TN and Charlotte (Kenneth) Herring, Nashville, TN; several nieces and nephews.

floral squarePrivate family Graveside service was held Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 2pm in Cross Plains Cemetery with Rev. Hubert Cunningham officiating. No visitation was planned. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date due to the covid-19 pandemic.

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

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Obituary for Delcia Lee

Delcia Marree Lee, age 81 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, January 18, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Friday, January 22nd, with Bro. Randy Riggs and Bro. Mike Hollis officiating. Burial followed in Lee Cemetery in Coopertown with Mickey Drake, Bruce Drake, Chip Duke, Chuck Hoosier, Joshua Weaks, and Matthew Redfern serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 2:00PM-8:00PM, on Thursday, January 21st, and again on Friday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Lee was born on March 23rd, 1939 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late Buford and Elise Mosier Tomlin. She worked for over 50 years in the grocery business including serving as Assistant Manager at Kemp’s Foodland. She enjoyed antique shopping, and was an avid collector of Coca Cola memorabilia and cookie jars. Mrs. Lee dearly loved her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Lee; brothers, Bobby Tomlin and Major Tomlin.

floral squareSurvivors include her sons, Terry (Paula) Lee, and Donnie (LeeAnne) Lee; daughter, Debbie (Danny) Buchanan; sister, Doris Drake; grandchildren, Megan Lee, Gabrielle (Joshua) Weaks, Matthew (Jamie) Redfern, and Brittany Martin; great-grandchildren, Braelee, Bristol, Colby, Katie, Zoe, Kailee, Gavin, Nellie, and Owen; and great-great-grandchild, Hadley.

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

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Obituary for John Evilcizer

John Lafayette Evilcizer, age 82, of Greenbrier, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Brother Chad Phelan and Brother Jon Fuqua officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday from 12pm until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mr. Evilcizer was born January 2, 1939 in Springfield to the late John William and Mattie Ellis Evilcizer. He worked at DuPont in the Maintenance Department, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. He served his community for 25 years as a member of the Greenbrier planning and zoning committee. Mr. Evilcizer loved his family but especially his granddaughters.

In addition to his parents Mr. Evilcizer is preceded in death by his brother, William Gary Evilcizer, sisters, Sue Anne Harris and Betty Lynn James, and his nephew, John Harris.

Mr. Evilcizer is survived by his wife of 54 years, Billie Suter Evilcizer; son, Todd (Tammy) Evilcizer of Springfield; brother, Larry (Patty) Evilcizer of Springfield; brother-in-law, Jimmy floral square(Bobbye) Wilson of Greenbrier; sister-in-law, Betty Davis of Cookville; grandchildren, Brenna Reeves, Kendall Evilcizer and Camryn Evilcizer; and great-grandchildren, Charlie Reeves and Bonnie Reeves.

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.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Marie Choate

Altha Marie Nash was born in Springfield, Tennessee, on September 25th, 1930. She would stop us right now and say that she never liked the first name of Altha, so she went by Marie. So, Marie was born to two tenant farmers Jody Lee Nash and Mary Ann Nash. Papa Nash as we all called him worked to raise tobacco. Mama Nash took care of everything else – which was a lot when living on a farm. Marie had on older brother, Winfred (pronounced Winferd) Nash. She had two uncles, Adam Bowling and Burns Bowling. Uncle Adam was married to Aunt Bertha Bowling and Uncle Burns was married to Aunt Bubbie Bowling. She spoke often of having good times at their homes growing up.

They did not have a lot as a child but made the best of it during the depression years. They ate off the land and got by as best they could.

As a child, she attended Bethlehem Baptist church when they could get transportation. She was baptized there.

Marie attended White House high school where she graduated in 1948 with honors and played basketball. She had the opportunity to play in college, but they just could not work out the transportation and finances at the time. She was extraordinarily strong in math and enjoyed working with numbers. During the Korean conflict, she started writing to an Air Force sergeant named Richard Choate with whom she had attended high school.

Eventually, when he returned, they married and made their home on Highway 41 just about 3 miles north of Goodlettsville and about a mile south of the foot of the ridge leading up to Ridgetop. They were married for over 50 years. They had one son, Richard Choate, Jr, born in 1956.

One of her Uncle Adam’s and Aunt Bertha’s children, Betty Bowling Greer was her closest lifelong friend. Betty married John Thomas Greer and they lived next door to Marie and Richard on highway 41 for almost 50 years.

Marie worked at Capital Commission Company at the Stock Yards in Nashville where she was the Office manager and bookkeeper. She worked there for almost 30 years until she retired.

During her life she was an active Elvis fan. She was very heart broken when Elvis died.

She also served her Class of 1948 as the bereavement officer. She contacted everyone in her class when someone died to solicit donations for flowers or to support various worthy causes.

She was an avid reader. She kept Double Day book club in business. Over her life she read over 5000 novels at last count. She kept an index card list of every book she had read. Even now, she still receives the Robertson County Times so that she can keep up with what was going on.

She enjoyed getting her hair “done” each week and whenever she could go later in life. That was her social activity while she was working.

She really liked working jigsaw puzzles. She would spread the pieces out on a large table in the living room and work them until she was done. Many of these were 2000-piece puzzles. Later in life she settled for 500 piece or 300-piece puzzles.

She liked to work the word find puzzles with her red pens. She always wanted to make sure that she had plenty of red pens for circling the words. There is no telling how many she used up.

She also kept up with world events thru the inquirer and globe magazines which made her an expert on Lady Diana and the royals especially later in life.

She never liked to cook even though her Mom was probably one of the best cooks around. Her Mom would cook lunch for the other farmers that worked with her Dad.

After she retired, she spent many hours at the Senior Citizen center in Goodlettsville where they traveled locally and around the state. The played cards – lots of cards – usually rook or canasta several times a week. They also made porcelain figurines and other projects. Her house was full of her creations. Most days the center would provide lunch and different folks would bring deserts to enjoy. She had a lot of friends there and rekindled old friendships from high school days of folks that were still in the area.

She adored her grandnieces and nephew, Samantha, Amber, and Graham Nash. These were her brother, Winfred’s and Reba’s, grandchildren. As they were growing up, Marie spent a lot of fun times with them.

She LOVED her grandchildren. Angelique, Thomas, Rebecca, and Laura. …..and I know that they loved her So, Marie became Mawmaw over the last years of her life. She had many good times with her grandchildren and was so very proud of all of them. She talked a lot about Angelique and her swimming and girl scouts when Angelique was growing up. She was proud of her eagle scout and soccer player and referee Thomas. She was so grateful for Rebecca living with her and her scholastic accomplishments. But I think she had a special place in her heart for Laura the youngest. Laura was always offering to do things for Mawmaw and help out whenever she could. She appreciated that more than perhaps you know.

I know that Mawmaw would have loved to have spent more time with all of them. She saw her grandchildren grow into young adults. …and I know they would have loved to spend more time with Mawmaw, but I suppose that is always the case as we all have a measured time in this world.

Even with a few aches and pains, Mawmaw was remarkably generally healthy until about 4 years ago when she broke her hip. She recovered and was sharp as a tack, reasonably mobile with a walker, and took care of most of her personal needs. Then, on November 13th, 2020, she broke her other hip. She never really the same after that point. She never regained her mobility and had cognitive challenges that impacted her speaking skills going forward. She was in the hospital for 11 days and then in rehab for about 6 weeks and then back to the hospital on the 6th of January until she passed on Monday, the 18th.

I think that Mawmaw had a good life. She did not have a lot growing up which made her even more thankful for family, friends, and floral squarethings that came into her life along her journey. She could not have had a more supportive and loving family.

I know that she is talking to Jesus today…. probably about her grandchildren …..and maybe Elvis, of course. She will be greatly missed.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Carolyn Bunn

Carolyn Marie Bunn “Sissy”, age 70 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Sunday, January 17, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 7:00PM on Wednesday, January 20th with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Her remains were cremated following the service.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3:00PM until the hour of service at 7:00PM.

Carolyn was born on March 27, 1950 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Frazier and Beatrice Joiner Phillips. She was retired from A.O. Smith as a factory worker where she had been employed for 18 years. She was a member of Heads Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by sisters, Beaulah Spicer & June McCoy; and brothers, Ray Phillips, F.C. Phillips, Bobby Phillips, & David Phillips.

floral squareSurvivors include her ex-husband/caregiver, Terry Bunn; daughters, Deann (Ray) Bouslog & Melanie (fiance′ Eric Beason) Davy; sister, Linda Sue (Carl) Sikes; and grandchildren, Makenzie Bouslog, Zoey Bouslog, & Kylie Davy.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

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

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Obituary for Clarence Robert Lucas Jr.

Age 51 of White House passed away January 16, 2021 at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born June 4, 1969 in Hinton, WV to Clarence Robert & Marjorie Ruth Perry Lucas, Sr. He enjoyed playing video games and was a very loving and caring young man. He attended Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church faithfully.

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister and caregiver, Carolina (Russell) Barnard, White House, TN, sister, Victoria Eden, FL; brother, Donald Wayne (Sarah) Lucas, Rossville, GA; 8 nieces and nephews.

There are no services or visitation planned.

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

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Obituary for Virginia Gail Painter Gilbert

Virginia Gail Painter Gilbert, age 73, died at St Thomas Mid-town hospital from COVID-19 complications on January 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born at Florence Hospital in Alabama on November 14, 1946 and graduated from Deshler High School and Florence State University (University of North Alabama). She spent most of her adult life living in Tennessee and most recently resided in Gallatin with her husband of over 52 years, Joe Gilbert.

Gail is survived by her husband Joe Gilbert; sister Linda Painter Stanley; children Mary Katherine Jordan (Michael) and Whit Gilbert; grandchildren Joseph Jordan (19), Katherine Jordan (18), Emma Grace Gilbert (18), Elizabeth Gilbert (14), and Jax Gilbert (6). She was preceded in death by her parents Sidney and Helen Painter.

Gail was a schoolteacher for 15 years and was most passionate about history and English. She loved each of her students and enjoyed spending time with them as a chaperone for their senior trips. She transitioned her career into real estate with Phillips Builders and was consistently recognized as a top performer over her 10-year career.

She was loving, kind, forgiving, vibrant, compassionate, and spunky. Gail cherished time with her grandchildren. They shared endless adventures and many days full of joy and laughter. From sports like swimming, volleyball, and softball to many acting and singing performances on the stage, she was always cheering them on in the stands. Above all, she loved spending time with her best-friend and husband Joe. Cruising on Old Hickory lake along with watching the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Titans play football were some of their favorite shared past-times. Titan up and Roll Tide! One of her most memorable qualities was her passion for Christ. She enjoyed spending time in scripture and prayer, ministering to others, and found freedom through praise and worship. She lived out Jesus’ mandate (John 13:34) of loving God and loving others through service and sacrificial giving to the women of Doors of Hope and Grace Place Ministry.

The family held a private visitation and service on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home and burial at Beech Cemetery, both in Hendersonville, TN. Those that would like to honor her life can make donations to a local non-profit ministry floral squarethat she was devoted to as a volunteer, prayer warrior, and friend. Grace Place Ministry receives donations online at www.graceplaceministryinc.org or by mail to PO Box 1771, Hendersonville, TN 37077.

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Service entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Charles Edward Holland Sr.

Passed away January 16, 2021 with his two sons by his side. He was reunited with his beautiful bride of 68 years, Norma Jean, who passed away March 23, 2020.

Mr. Holland was born in Meadorville, Macon County TN on October 24, 1928. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served proudly during the Korean War. Charles and Norma married on August 9, 1951 and raised their two sons, Eddie (Julie) Holland and Richard (Janie) Holland. He resided at Red Cedar Glen Assisted Living in Hendersonville, TN, but considered Greenbrier, TN his true home. He loved to fish, grew the most beautiful gardens and spent many hours on the back porch feeding hummingbirds and spending time with his family.

Papa Charles was known for his one liners, extensive trucker hat collection, working crossword puzzles and mastering puzzles at the dining room table. He retired from Yellow Freight Systems and loved watching football and basketball, especially UT Vols Ladies Basketball under the late Coach Pat Head Summit. He always loved to tell old stories and he had the best laugh.

His favorite topic was always his granddaughters Brea (Jonathan) Freeman and Alison (Josh) Harris, and 8 great grandchildren Anna (Jackson) Cook, Isaac, Luke, Maggie, Laniece, Mary, Joshua and Baden. He truly had a special bond with each of them and they always knew they were loved. Papa Charles had a way of making you feel like his day was truly brightened by just spending time together. He loved visits from family and swapping stories with the many sweet friends he made as they sat outside on the front porch at Red Cedar Glen.

floral squareHe will be terribly missed by his family.

A private graveside service is planned at a later date.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Red Cedar Glen Assisted Living, the amazing Dr. Anesa Willoughby and Dr. Matthew Yuill for providing comfort, care and a familiar face during such a sad time, and also the nurses and care team at Hendersonville Hospital.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for David Munsey

Age 78 of Tompsham, ME passed away January 14, 2021 at NHC Lewisburg. He was born March 19, 1942 in Malden, Massachusetts to Morrell & Elizabeth Livrud Munsey. He worked as a Design Draftsman for Submarine Installation and was a member of Bible Baptist Church. His passion was woodworking. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Charlotte Munsey, Tompsham, ME; sons, Daniel (Jennifer) Munsey, Tullahoma, TN and Stephen Munsey, Tompsham, ME; sister, Joan Speare, NJ; 3 grandchildren, Garrett Munsey, Shea Munsey and Ashton Munsey.

floral squareFuneral service was held Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Greg Mutsch officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Saturday, January 23, 2021 10am-2pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Wilmoth Allene Duffer Gainous

Wilmoth Allene Duffer Gainous, 81, of Adams, passed away on Saturday January 16, 2021 at her home.

Graveside services were conducted Friday January 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Billy Vogle officiating. Pallbearers were Jason Newberry, Joey Newberry, Kyle Todd, Adam Ellithorpe, Mike Harbert, and David Rainwater. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Gainous was born July 11, 1939 in Springfield. She was the oldest of nine children born to Wallace and Florene Rainwater Duffer. She was a homemaker and took care of many children across the years in her home while their parents worked. Mrs. Gainous was a member of Red River Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, crafts, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Wayne and Billy Duffer

Mrs. Gainous is survived by her husband: Joe Gainous of Adams, by her daughters: Vickie Gainous Newberry and husband Horace of Cedar Hill, and Amy Jo Gainous Todd of Adams, by her son: Terry Gainous of Adams, by her brothers: Jerry and Glen Duffer both of Springfield, by her sisters: Faye King of Greenbrier, Dottie Lankford, Connie Hutcherson, and Donna Taylor all of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Jason (Julie) Newberry, Joey (Emily) floral squareNewberry, Ashley (Adam) Ellithorpe, Kyle Todd, and Katlynn Gainous, and by her great grandchildren: Sarah Mussmann, Abby Allene Newberry, Kennedy Ann Newberry, Eric Lambert, MaKenzie, Ashton, and Levi Ellithorpe.

A graveside service was held Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams, TN

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Obituary for Richard Carroll Holt

Richard Carroll Holt, 96, passed away January 14, 2021 at his home in Springfield. He was born April 29, 1924, to the late Judd Holt and Gertrude Bible Holt and was the youngest of 7 children. George Holt, Edward Holt, David C. Holt, Robert Holt, Elizabeth Holt and Mary Ruth Duckworth all preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joyce Johns Holt, and his daughter Regina Holt.

Richard joined the U. S. Navy straight out of high school in Morristown, Tennessee during World War II. He proudly served on the USS Wickes (DD-578), a destroyer that saw considerable action in the Pacific in the battles of Leyte Gulf, Okinawa and Corregidor.

Richard returned to Tennessee after WWII to pursue his B. S. degree in Finance at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He was a proud supporter of the university his entire life and was an avid UT fan, attending many football and basketball games over the years.

The family moved to Atlanta briefly before making their home in Jacksonville, Florida. Richard worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for many years and was one of the top salesmen in the region. Upon returning to Tennessee, he continued his career in finance and insurance.

Richard and Joyce moved to Springfield after retirement to be near their daughter. He loved Robertson County and quickly became an active member of Springfield Baptist Church. He and Joyce went to the YMCA regularly and made many long-term friendships. He remained healthy until he was 95 and could often be seen taking long walks in the neighborhood. He had many friends who knew about his love for food, college sports, children’s charities and organizations to help veterans. When he decided to give up driving at the age of 94, he donated his vehicle to a veteran through floral squareOperation Stand Down Tennessee.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family will hold a private service at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to The Holt Family at P.O. Box 922 Springfield, TN 37172

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Operation Stand Down Tennessee or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Marvin Tyson Lowry

Marvin Tyson Lowry, age 83, of Springfield, Tennessee, passed on January 12 after briefly surviving a massive brain stroke.

A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date, in the Spring. Mr. Lowry was born July 23, 1937 in Vonore, TN.

Marvin Tyson Lowry is survived by Carolyn Tinsley Lowry, his loving wife of 17 years, by his son: Christopher Tyson Lowry and by his two granddaughters: McKenna Reign Lowry and Reagan Corinne Lowry of Michigan City, Indiana, by his stepdaughters: Terri Ann Clinard Holliday (Darrell) of Adairville, Kentucky; Beth Clinard Dawson (Johnny) of Olmstead, Kentucky and Diana Clinard Howard of Thompson’s Station, and by his 5 step grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death: Mary Woodson Lowry, his loving wife of 38 years; Dorinda Rendon Lowry, his daughter in law; Joseph Gamble Lowry and Johnnie Eva Starritt Lowry, his parents.

In college, Marvin was a stellar athlete and played basketball, forward position and baseball as 3rd baseman. In high school Marvin was a star and lettered athlete. He graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a minor in accounting. Marvin later completed numerous Masters degree program marketing courses – the University of Tennessee. Marvin honorably served our Country in the United States Air Force as Airman 1st Class. He was stationed in Germany during the Berlin Crisis.

Marvin retired after 30 years with Conwood Corporation as President of the Theatre and Television Division. While employed with Conwood Corporation, Marvin held several executive management positions. Marvin developed the first microwave popcorn, which was later patented and sold to the Orville Redenbacher Company. After his retirement from Conwood Corporation as Division President, Marvin was employed with the United States Department of the Treasury for 8 years.

Marvin’s hobbies, activities, and notables include hunting and fishing; building bluebird houses; enjoyed reading books that floral squarefeature love stories; enthusiastic about sports with favorites being TN Titans Football, UT Football and UK Basketball; enjoyed traveling. Marvin accepted Jesus Christ at age 8 and was baptized in Greenback, TN., he rededicated his life as an adult.

Marvin, on numerous occasions, stated about his life, “I have lived a fun filled lifetime and to its fullest.”

If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Church of Christ, 2446 Ferguson Road, Olmstead, KY 42265 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Obituary for Jerry Sanders

Jerald “Jerry” Wade Sanders, age 74 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at St. Thomas Rutherford.

Graveside services were held at 2pm on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Gideon UMC Cemetery.

He was born in Nashville, TN November 25, 1946 to the late Newell E. and Dorothy Irene Pendleton Sanders. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Smith.

He loved working with old motorcycles and old trucks.
He is survived by brothers, Wayne (Debbie) Sanders of Orlinda, TN and Ronnie (Carol) Sanders of Cottontown, TN

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Mary Leanne Adams

Age 65 of Ashland City passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at her home. She was born June 6, 1955 in Nashville, TN to Leo Loy & Dorothy Mae Carver Thomas. She had worked as a server for Krystal before becoming disabled. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved gardening and was a very good cook.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Lee Adams; granddaughter, Autumn; sister, Elaine Ellithorpe; 3 brothers, Donnie Miles, Johnny Miles and Ronnie Miles. She is survived by her loving husband, Eddie Adams, Ashland City, TN; son, Frankie Adams, Hartsville, TN; daughter, Stacey White, Ashland City, TN; brothers, Kenneth (Amy) Thomas White House, TN, Buddy (Meda) Thomas, Okeechobee, FL and Claude “Stinker” (Michelle) Miles, Hendersonville, TN; sister, Jonel Thomas, Ashland City, TN; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was held Thursday, January 14, 2021 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Ashley Mofield officiating. Interment followed in Brinkley Cemetery in White House with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation iwas held Thursday, January 14, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Freddie Eagle Moore

Freddie Eagle Moore, 80, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday January 11, 2021 at Morningside of Springfield.

Graveside services were conducted Friday January 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Pastor Jeff Gregory officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Hill, Nicholas Coy Hill, Gary Bryson, Terry Bryson, Bruce Atkins, and Todd Moore. The family received friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mr. Moore was born May 1, 1940 in Center Point, KY to the late Ambros Clyde and Robbie Mae Milam Moore. He was a retired crew leader with the Springfield Water Department and was of the Church of Christ faith. Mr. Moore loved fishing, hunting, four wheeling, and was a beekeeper and a member of the Beekeeper’s Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Trudy Ann Meek Moore, and by his siblings A.C. Moore, Wanda Moore Harris, Lou Moore Hogan, and Tobe Moore.

floral squareMr. Moore is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Freda and Robert Hill of Greenbrier, by his son and daughter-in-law: Darrell and Teresa Moore of Greenbrier, by his grandson: Nicholas Coy Hill, by his brother: Follis Moore of Guthrie, KY, and by his sisters: Inez Profitt of Bowling Green, KY, Alice Hays of Bowling Green, KY, and Bettye Watkins of Clarksville.

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Obituary for Nancy Carol Byrum

Nancy Carol Byrum, 66, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at her home.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Nancy was born June 6, 1954 in Springfield to the late Russell Glen and Alma Louise Walker Byrum. She was a graduate of the Springfield High School Class of 1972. Nancy worked in security with National Life and Accident Insurance Company, which later became American General (AIG). After leaving there, she worked odd jobs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her niece: Kimberly Radford Roberts. Nancy is survived by her brothers: Benny (Glenda) Byrum of Hendersonville, Buford “Butch” Byrum of Portland, by her sister: Linda (David) Watkins of Swansea, SC, by her nephews: Christopher Byrum, Kelly Radford, and Kevin Radford, by her niece: Alicia Byrum Low, by one uncle and one aunt and many cousins. Her cat Sphinx was her constant companion and Nancy liked to teach Sphinx tricks.

floral squareNancy loved music and played the clarinet in the band. She was a fan of the Tennessee Titans; loved to cook and collect cook books; loved to do crossword puzzles, collected cat figurines and loved to watch old movies and TV shows. As a youngster, Nancy and family fished at Paris Landing. One of her favorite places to visit was Panama City. Nancy was very kind hearted and loved to share with others. She loved her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

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Arrangements for Janie Darden Couts

Janie Darden Couts entered this earthly life December 6,1932 and transitioned to be with Lord on
January 14, 2021. She was born to the late Roy Darden and Amie Lewis Darden (stepfather, Jerry BaxterTyler). She was affectionately called “Big Janie” and “Blow Joe.”
She was united in matrimony to the late Lee Henry Couts and to this union one child was born, Lavern Couts Jernigan.

Janie retired from the Acme Boot Plant. She was an Eastern Star and a member of the Bransford Alumni Association. She was proud graduate of Bransford High School Class of 1951. She was a Bransford Youth Board Member.

She was a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church where she served as Church Secretary for many years under the leadership of the late Pastor Ben A. Dillard, now Pastor Lonnie West. She loved her church family.

She was an outgoing, friendly person and she truly loved her favorite food, okra.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Sory (Annell) Darden; James “Boot” (Lois) Darden; George Luster (Betty Ann) Darden; Jerry “JT” Tyler; sisters, Ninnie Mae Holland, and Maxine Shannon.
She leaves to cherish her memories: devoted daughter, Lavern Couts Jernigan; one granddaughter, Amy L. Jernigan; one grandson, John E. “JJ” Jernigan, III; six great-grandsons, Chancellor (Bri), Juwan, Jalen, Jordan, Jayton, and Jacob Jernigan; one great-great-granddaughter, Nova Jernigan; one sister, Dawanna Sue Darden; two sisters-in-law, Cynthia Tyler and Queen Ester Couts; nieces; Jackie (Tim) Burns, Linda Faye Darden; Rita (Tim) Sanford, Barbara Lynn, Elizabeth Ann, May Gladys, Pat (Terry) Shannon; nephews, James Lee (Linda) Darden; Gary (Tomika) Darden; Eddie Darden, Ricky Darden, Sonny (Rebecca) Holland, Curtis Wayne floral squareHolland, Kevin (Lynn) Holland, David Lee, Clifford, Harold, Michael, Danny and Lee; special family, Tara Lewis, Kathy Young, Keena Young, Robert “Mouse” Williams, Willie and Debbie Mason, and W.T. Dowlen.

Public Viewing, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 11:00 am-1:00 pm; Private Family Funeral Service at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home, Interment is at Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Arrangements for Jermaine “Peanut” Patterson

On Monday, January 11, 2021 God called his Angel home, Jermaine DeShawn Patterson better known as “Peanut.” “Peanut” was born March 12, 1991 to the late Wanda Faye Payne and the late Jerry Patterson.

“Peanut” accepted Christ in his life at an early age. He graduated from Springfield High School, Class of 2008. After graduating, “Peanut” went to work at The Waters of Springfield, he played a very important role in the kitchen. In his free time he enjoyed cooking, computers, and being around his god-children.
“Peanut” will be known for his witty sense of humor and his clumsiness. He was loved by everyone who met him.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Wanda Payne and Jerry Patterson; grandmothers, Gaybell “Ma” Payne and Annie Lou Williams.

Jermaine leaves to cherish his memories: devoted sister, Brandy Payne; nephews, Myron Woods and Travion Woodard; niece, Jayma Woodard; great-nephew, Dontae Amir McCoy; aunts, Brenda Blakemore, Patricia, Deborah, and Melissa Williams, and Anna floral squareChatman; uncles, Christopher, David and Samuel Williams; great-aunt, Clara Harris; godmothers, Jackie Jackson and Lawanda Townsend; devoted friend, Pavielle Smith; a host of cousins, other family and friends.

Public Viewing and Visitation was Saturday, January 16, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm with a Private Funeral at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Reverend Ricky Summers, Officiant and Eulogist.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Arrangements for Jo Ann King

Jo Ann King was born August 3, 1942 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Jo King and Mattie Pearl Barbee King. She left this earthly home on January 5, 2021.

She was educated in the Robertson County School System. She attended Bransford High School.

During her lifetime she served many people. She retired from the Kroger Company after many years of service. Jo Ann was known for her cooking and hospitality. She was known mostly for her famous chicken and dressing. She was the neighborhood mother to some and those that knew her called her “Jo” or “JoJo.”

She was a very active member of First Baptist Church where she served on the Kitchen, First Aid Committee and the Usher Board. She later joined New Season Church until she went to NHC Nursing Home.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six siblings, Virginia King, Robert King, James King, Vicki King, Pamela King and Rochelle King.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her sons, Christopher King, and Reginald King; her daughter, Kelly Sanders, all of Springfield, TN; her grandchildren, Kelandra Cross of Springfield, TN, Kiara floral squareCartwright of Gallatin, TN, and Reg’Shanell King of Nashville, TN; one great-grandchild, Zion Cross of Springfield; one sister, Patsy King of Springfield, TN; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Arrangements for Jo Ann King: Public Viewing and Visitation was Friday, January 15, 2021 from 1-4 pm. With Private Family Service to follow with Pastor Dwayne Lewis, Officiant.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Keith Le’Gene Sinor

Keith Le’Gene Sinor, age 58 of greenbrier passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 in Port St. Joe, Florida.

A Celebration of Life was held at 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, January 16th, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.

He was born in Nashville, TN on December 13, 1962 to Lee Sinor and the late Shirley Jean Williams Sinor.

He was a truck driver for UPS. He loved his family very much and loved fishing and hunting.

floral squareHe is survived by his father, Lee Sinor; wife, Tammy Lynn Wagoner Sinor; Children, Brad Sinor, Laura (Brian) Powell, Erin Sinor, Amanda (Kyle) Levering; brother, Scott (Elizabeth) Sinor; sister, Kristy (Lee) Shreeve; grandchildren, Amelia Powell, Walker Levering and Madelynn Levering.

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

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Obituary for Johnna Marie Cobaugh

Johnna Marie Cobaugh, beloved mother and daughter, passed peacefully in her home in Pompano Beach, Florida on December 22, 2020 due to a recently diagnosed health condition. Johnna was born September 12, 1982 to Mitch and Diana Cobaugh in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She lived most of her life in the Ft. Lauderdale area with several years spent in Tennessee as well. She is survived by her son Kameron Cobaugh, mother Diana Cobaugh (Larry Howe), father Mitch (Nichol) Cobaugh, step sister Caroline (Andrew) Conn and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins that she absolutely adored.

Johnna loved her son, her family, animals and Miami football. She had a deep love and passion for the time she spent with horses. Her two dogs, Nina and Jackson, brought her pure joy. She was a VA caregiver for Vietnam Veteran Ron Boehl whom she loved very much. Johnna’s sweet nature was seen in all that she did and all those who she came in contact with. She never met a stranger and time with family and friends was precious to her. Her beautiful soul has left a trail of beautiful memories.

floral squareFamily and friends gathered on Sunday, January 10th at Kraeer Funeral Home 1 North State Road 7, Margate, Florida. Visitation was from 1p.m. until 3 p.m. and the service at 3p.m. Johnna’s remains were laid to rest at White House Memorial Gardens on Sunday, January 17th at 2 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at her Tennessee home.

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

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Obituary for Larry Horn

Larry Lee Horn, 79, of White House, on January 17, 2021 went to his Heavenly home to join Our Father with his loving wife Kay of 52 years in his arms. He was born October 23, 1941 in Ashland, KY to Ethel Bert & Dollie Leadingham Horn. He was a dedicated Christian, amazing loving Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather and Soldier. He worked as a police officer in Ashland, KY, was a Marine who served in the Vietnam War, KY Colonel, Civil Service, Army Reserves and Maintenance Director Second Army for 38 years with distinguished awards and medals. Semper Fi. Onward Soldier Welcome Home. “Well done, good and faithful servant”. Matthew 25:21.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carolyn Kay Horn; son, David Horn; sister, Cindy Rucker; brothers, Terry Horn and E.B. Horn. He is survived by his son, Chris (Sherry) Horn, White House, TN; daughters, Lisa (Randall) Smallwood-Nighbert, White House, TN, Tina Harrington, CA and Jennifer Horn; brother, Jerry (Sue) Horn; sisters, Penny (Don) Blevins, Pat (Troy) Muncy, Pam (Don) Simpson, Charlene (Sonny) Campbell, Sandra (Jim) Scruggs and floral squarePaula (Mike) Leake; daughter-in-law, Michele Horn; sister-in-laws, Darella Horn and Cathy Horn; brother-in-law, Phillip Rucker; 11 grandchildren, Corey, McCall, Grayson, Cameron, Parker, Jaxon, Margaret, Mally, Caleb, Jacob & Abbie.

Private family committal service was held at Nashville National Cemetery with full military honors.

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

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Obituary for Nate Pershing Midkiff

Age 39 of Hendersonville passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 in Hendersonville. He was born December 10, 1981 in Owensboro, KY to Fred Midkiff & Lynn Beatty. He worked as an operator for Earth Solutions. Nate was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide Fan. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved hunting and fishing. He wanted everyone to be happy and loved his family very much.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Marjorie Ann Midkiff; maternal grandfather, William Allen “Papaw Bill” Beatty; 2 infant sons, Sawyer and Liam. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Lynn (Scott) Lucas, Hendersonville, TN; father and step-mother, Fred (Toni) Midkiff, Hartford, Kentucky; daughters, Ashlynn Midkiff, Huntsville, AL and Mallory Midkiff, Cromwell, KY; siblings, Ashley Midkiff, Nicholas Day, Jessica Lucas & Steven Gilmore; paternal grandfather, LC Midkiff; maternal grandmother, Jayne Beatty; 6 nieces and nephews, Bailee Midkiff, Brianna Ray, floral squareBranson, Ray, Bella Ray, Ryker Pryor and Blakely Brace.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation was held Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3-6pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Donald Rhea Cole

Donald Rhea Cole, age 76 of Greenbrier passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, after a seven year battle with ALS.

A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, January 19th at 12pm at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church in Springfield, TN with Father Anthony Lopez officiating. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery in Nashville.

He was born in Nashville, TN on April 12, 1944 to the late James Elton and Hazel Mangrum Cole. He was also preceded in death by brother, James Aubrey “Sonny” Cole and his best friend, Terry Davidson.

He was of the Catholic faith and worked 30 plus years as an assembler for Peterbilt Motors. He loved his sons, playing his guitar and fishing.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 47 years, Alice Kathleen Crumpler Cole; sons, Travis Rhea Cole, Brian Joseph (Jessica) Cole; brothers, Robert Cole, Mike (Joy) Cole; grandson, Gentry Rhea Cole and lifelong friend, Larry Perrigo.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his ALS chapter in his memory at www.alstn.org

Arrangements entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Charles Paul Howell

Age 81 of Cottontown passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his home. He was born June 11, 1939 in Anniston, AL to Fred L. and Christine Shinn Howell. He worked as a computer operator for IRS until his retirement. Mr. Howell proudly served his country in the USAF and was a member of White House First United Methodist Church. He was an avid University of Alabama fan. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and was a regular each morning at Johnson’s Crossroads for breakfast. He also loved dogs.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Christine Howell. He is survived by his wife of 59-1/2 years, Mary Howell, Cottontown, TN; daughters, Melissa Howell, Clarksville, TN, Debra floral squareNeal, Lincolnton, NC, Julie (Gordon) Montgomery, Cold Water, MS and Paula Howell Keith, Portland, TN; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

A graveside committal service is scheduled for Friday, January 29, 2021 at 2pm with military honors. Due to the covid-19 pandemic a Celebration of Life Gathering will be planned at a later date.

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

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Obituary for Michael Kevin Smythe

Age 51 of Nashville passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at his home. He was born November 4, 1969 in Nashville, TN to Mike and Barbara Searcy Smythe. He attended White House High School He served in the TN Army National Guard #269 Military Police, where he was deployed to Qatar and Iraq. He enjoyed photography and MMA (mixed martial arts), karate,judo and taekwondo. He had previously been a martial arts instructor at UT.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Searcy Smythe. He is survived by his father, Mike (Anita) Smythe, Mountain Home, AR; sisters, Dena Johnson, Nashville, TN and Meri Jaxon, Scottsdale, AZ; step-brothers, Chris Leaming and Gary Leaming, both of AR.

Funeral service was held Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. floral squareRichard Garza officiating. Interment followed in Palmer Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Monday, January 18, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are requested to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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

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Obituary for Ruby Juanita Harshbarger

Ruby Juanita Harshbarger, age 86 of Hendersonville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Nashville.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, William and Myrtle Eaton;
husband, Larry; sister Betty Eaton; brothers Jim Eaton, Paul Eaton, and Bill Eaton.

She is survived by her sons, Rod (Gale) Cook, Paul (Jane) Cook, Mark (Kathy) Harshbarger, Mike (Jeanie) Harshbarger and Mitch (Melissa) Abbott; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ruby retired from Walmart after twenty-six years, where she developed close and lasting friendships. She loved to travel; she spent time in England and Scotland several years ago. She always enjoyed Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado, but her favorite destination was the sunshine and sand of any beach. Ruby was without a doubt Ray Price’s #1 fan, from seeing him perform live many times to always having his music playing in her house and car. She knew all the words and would sing along to every one of his songs.

Ruby really enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with her buddies at Christian Manor, where she resided. She also had a lot of fun as a member of the Red Hat Ladies.

For the last several years, Ruby loved serving the patients and staff as a volunteer at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

“Grandma Ruby” was loved and will be missed by her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

The family received friends from 11:00 am until 12:00 Noon on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was conducted at 12:00 Noon Monday, January 25, 2021 in the funeral home chapel with Willie Acevedo officiating. Private Burial for family only followed.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to:
Hendersonville Medical Center Volunteer Fund at 355 New Shackle floral squareIsland Rd., Hendersonville, TN 37075 or VFW Post 9851 at 73 New Shackle Island Rd., Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Service entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Barbara Ruth Lynch Frost

Barbara Ruth Lynch Frost, born in Franklin, TN December 7, 1935, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville, TN after a 5-week brave battle with COVID-19. She inspired so many as she fought this dreaded disease and seemed to be on her way back. Everyone said it was a miracle, her story was followed by thousands on social media around the country and beyond and she had thousands praying for her. But she had been through so much, her body just gave out.

She is preceded in death by her father, Leo Lynch, Franklin, TN: mother, Fannie S. Lynch, Franklin, TN: sisters, Mary Lynch Jarvis, Nashville, TN and Frances Lynch Goodwin, Nashville, TN.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, C. Donald Frost, Hendersonville, TN; daughter, Donna Ruth Frost, Hendersonville, TN; 2 sons, Robert Andrew Frost, Hendersonville, TN and John Anthony Frost, Gallatin, TN; 4 grandchildren, Jett Anthony Frost, Gallatin, TN, Piper Olivia Frost, Hendersonville, TN, Leo Stephen Frost, Hendersonville, TN and Blade Jarvis Frost, Gallatin, TN; brother, Robert S. Lynch (and wife Elizabeth) Denton, MD; our longtime friend, Randy L. Ford, Nashville, TN; Dawn Drefhall Frost, Hendersonville, TN, Julie Geller Frost, Gallatin, TN, Ashley Ziegler Frost, Hendersonville, TN; and a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends, all who called her Mama Frost, she was everybody’s mama! Also devoted granny to our dog Eddie and cat Sabrina.

Mom graduated from Franklin High School in 1954. Through the years she worked for Harpeth National Bank, Lasko Metal Products and CPS, then worked side by side with her husband Don in his business endeavors including the past 25 years assisting with production of his gospel tv show, Music City Gospel Showcase. Her love for gospel music came naturally as her family sang in churches and conventions, The Stephens Quartet. She and her sister Mary performed as a duo until she met her future husband Don at a gospel singing. His family were singing on the same circuits as well, The Frost Brothers Quartet. Both families had been longtime friends for many years. Mom and Dad and Aunt Mary Jarvis, and Uncles Carl and Alvin Frost formed the Frost Juniors Quartet and were popular singing in the area and on the road too. After the kids came along and Dad and his brothers formed all male quartet, Mom was busy working and taking care of 3 kids, getting us all to 3 different schools and activities, plus coming home and cooking dinners and getting us ready for another day. Mom still sang at our church, Franklin Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Franklin, TN where she was a member all of her life. She had the most beautiful voice of us all. She also prepared our church bulletins each week for many years and she had quite a ministry sending cards for so many years to family and friends everywhere for every occasion. She had a true caring heart and genuinely loved people. Her cards have touched many lives through the years. She was always so supportive of her kids’ musical endeavors; she would come to some of our shows through the years. She was very doting and supportive of her 4 grandchildren and all their activities through the years, she and Dad attended so many. Mom was an amazing cook, especially her Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners! She was the heart and soul, the rock of our family. The one who took care of us all. She was the one you could go to with any problem and she would listen, and give you the best advice and unconditional love. We are lost without her but we know she is in a better place and will be waiting for us.

The family received friends from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN. A Celebration of Life Service was conducted at 1:00pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Greg Dunn officiating. Burial followed in the Beech Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jett Anthony Frost, Leo Stephen Frost, Blade Jarvis Frost, Randy L. Ford, Jeffrey Grant floral squareAllen and Nate Craft. Honorary pallbearers were a host of family and friends. Flowers are most welcome because Mama loved them so much!

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Service entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Marsha Smiley

Marsha Kay Smiley, age 67 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, peacefully went to her final resting place to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 11, 2021.

A graveside service was conducted at EverRest of Cheatham at 11:00AM on Thursday, January 14th, with Bro. Brad Shockley officiating. Burial followed with BJ Hudspeth, Ricky Reed, Wesley Fort, Alex Aymett, Edwin “Dependable” Hogan, Josh Jackson, Andy Johnson, and Matt Carrigan serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimbo Wilson, Ken Whitaker, Kevin Jarrell, David King, Michael Charvis, and the Pleasant View First Baptist Senior Adults.

Mrs. Smiley was born on November 11, 1953 in Nashville to the late Christopher and Geraldine “Gerry” Charvis.

She was retired, but her previous work included many years of service to the community that she loved as an EMT and nurse. She fiercely loved her family (to the moon and back), she loved being the #1 cheerleader as her grandsons played baseball and granddaughters cheered or played softball, she loved to shop, cheer on her TN Volunteers, Atlanta Braves, and Tennessee Titans, she was blessed to have many wonderful friends, an amazing church family, and her precious pets that she loved very much. Marsha was a longtime member of Pleasant View First Baptist Church and past member of the North Cheatham Civitan.

In addition to her parents , she was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Charvis; granddaughter Deanna Briscoe; and her beloved boxer, Byrnsey.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Danny Smiley; sons Freddie (Andrea) Biggs, Brian (Denise) Biggs, and Daniel (Brittany) Smiley; daughter, Serena (Brian) Collingsworth; brothers Alan (DC) Charvis and Charles (Renae) Charvis; 8 grandchildren: Christopher floral squareBiggs, Kali (Dylan) Morton, Hunter Collingsworth, Peyton (Ellie) Biggs, Korey Douglas, Kaylee Biggs, Easton Smiley, and Reese Smiley; 3 great-grandchildren (Jordan Briscoe, Angel Biggs, and Wesley Morton); and her beloved cat, Miss Kitty.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pleasant View First Baptist Church building fund.

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

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Obituary for Barbara Anderson

Barbara Dell Moriarty Anderson, age 80 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, January 11, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

A graveside service was held at Martin Family Cemetery (3048 York Road) in Pleasant View at 12:30PM on Saturday, January 16, with Pastor Mark Totten officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Anderson was born on January 8, 1941 in Dallas, Texas to the late Owenby Bill and Geraldine Smith Williams and later adopted by Hank Moriarty. She was a Certified Travel Counselor, loved traveling and Tennessee Titans Football. She enjoyed crafts, especially needlepoint, crochet, knitting, and diamond dots. Mrs. Anderson was involved in several different organizations including Tennessee Sunshine Travelers Camping Club, Al Menah Motor Club, and the Order of Eastern Star in Hawaii. She was the 1st Chairman of Montgomery County Tourist Commission and served on the Planning Commission for the City of Coopertown. She was a member of Grace Bible Church.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years and 6 months, John Anderson; sons, James (Cyndie) Anderson, and Robert Anderson; daughters, Deborah Anderson, Tiffany Leedle, and Emily Anderson; brother, Bruce Moriarty; sister, Karen Williams; grandchildren, John R. Anderson, Hunter Grolman, Sydney Grolman, Joshua floral squareAnderson, Spenser Black, and Angelina Anderson; and her beloved puppy dogs, Max & Amber.

If so desired memorial contributions are encouraged to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.

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

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