In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week January 8, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week January 8, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Dec.29, 2021 thru January 8, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Michael Glavas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Patricia Watts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for David Bruce Fortner

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

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

There will be no visitation prior to the memorial service.

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for John Hooper Binkley

“John Hooper Binkley, 75, of Fairfield Glade, TN, passed away January 4 at his home. Born August 25, 1946 in Inglewood, TN, to Harry and Betty (Crowe) Binkley, and raised in Millersville, TN, he joined the United States Air Force in 1968 where he copied Morse code in Italy and Germany during the Vietnam War. He later continued his military career working full time at the Tennessee Air Guard in Nashville until retirement in 2002.

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to Crossville Memorial Funeral Home

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Obituary for Donna Gayle Taylor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mr. Bracey’s memory or to Morningside of Springfield for the Paul Bracey Memorial that will be done at a future date. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for John Ewing Jernigan, Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Jewel “Pete” Wynn

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Constance Sue Gutmann

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Wanda Gail Binkley

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mamie Gainous Hester

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

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Cheryl Ann Dixon Claborn

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

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mary Jean True

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Kietha Fudge

February 18,1933 – January 4, 2022

Viewing and visitation  to be held Tuesday, January 11, 2022
10:00 am-12:00 pm. Funeral to Follow12:00 pm at the W.D.Crowder Funeral Home – 1800 John L. Patterson Street Springfield, Tennessee 37172

Full obituary to be published soon.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Carole Mills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Brenda Faye Tune

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

Her remains are to be cremated and no services are planned.

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

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

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Mary Evelyn Simmons

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

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

A private family funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with floral squareDr. John Fairless and Rev. George Carey officiating. A private family interment will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10am in Hillcrest Cemetery with grandchildren serving as pallbearers
Memorial contributions may be made to Connell Memorial United Methodist Church or to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled and Burned Children.

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

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Obituary for Diana Barnes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please keep the Farmer, Family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home Springfield, TN

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Obituary for John Burke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Carol Cook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Glory Soriano

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

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

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

There will be a reception following the funeral service that will be announced during the service.

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

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

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

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Obituary for Judy Henderson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Juanita Turner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Gail Crowder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Annie Newberry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Donnie Dillon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Joe Panovec

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Paul Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Richard Morris Brady

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Shirley Ann Traylor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Carolyn Joan Smith

Carolyn “Joan” Smith, age 78, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted at 1pm Monday, January 3, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield with Bro. Steve Freeman officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Dalton Webb, Jim Smith, Michael Smith, Jarrod Simpson, Matthew Simpson, and Nick Simpson serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 4-8pm and again on Monday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mrs. Smith was born December 13, 1943 in Gap Creek, KY to the late Roy Estel and Parlee Massengale Perdue. She was a member of Barren Plains Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Ronald “Glenn” Smith; 2 brothers; and 3 sisters.

floral squareMrs. Smith is survived by her son, Ronnie (Tisha) Smith Jr.; daughter, Tonya G. (Jimmy) Webb Jr.; 4 grandchildren, Heather (Jeremy) Jensen, Meghan (Evan) Anderson, Tyler Smith and Dalton Webb; 3 great grandchildren, Jaxson Jensen, Annistyn Anderson and Jude Jensen; sisters, Connie Simpson, Lela Chesney, Peggy (Gene) Guffey, and Phyllis (Homer) Winchester.

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

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Obituary for Randy Guinn

Randy Edward Guinn, age 68, of Southside, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021.

Randy was born March 17, 1953 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late Edward O’Neal and Lois Mae Yarbrough Guinn. He was retired from Trane. Randy loved his family and the lake life.

There will be no public services- the family will have a private ceremony.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patty Quinn Guinn; two sons, James Edward (Sandy) Guinn, and Christopher Thomas (Teresa) Guinn; four grandchildren, Travis, Wyatt, Lexy, and Chevy; two sisters, Beverly Guinn, and Betty Jane (Johnny) Blackwell; brother, Ronnie Guinn; and his beloved Tippy.

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

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Obituary for Betty Rose Ruemler

Arrangements will be handled by Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home 202 South Illinois Street Monticello, Indiana 47960. (574)583-5777

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

 

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Obituary for Sharon Mae Hadley

Born September 6th of 1956 in Detroit Michigan and gone far too soon. Sharon passed away at the age of 65 on December 24th of 2021. Sharon relocated from Michigan to Pleasant View, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Patricia Clark of Michigan, and is survived by her husband Charles Hadley and their two sons, Leon (Samantha) Clark of Michigan, and Clifford (Jessica) Hadley of Pleasant View, TN; she is also survived by 6 grandchildren, her sister Linda Kelley of Colorado, and 3 brothers, William (Ava) Clark of Colorado, David (Valarie) Clark of Colorado, and Donald Clark of Colorado.

Sharon loved her family & friends and enjoyed spending time with them. She also loved to travel to new places and meet new people.

floral squareService: The family knows she will be missed by many, and extended an invitation for Sharon’s celebration of life on December 31st from 3pm to 7pm at West End Free Will Baptist Church, 1559 Fifth Avenue West, Springfield, TN.

Arrangements entrusted to TLC Mortuary

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Obituary for Glen Edward Sloan

February 14, 1961 – December 17, 2021

Glen E. Sloan, 60 of Goodlettsville, TN passed from this life on Friday, December 17, 2021.

In honor of his wishes, he was cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held after the holidays.

He was a retired Ironworker from Local 492 in Nashville, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gene & Ruby Sloan, as well as his brother Ronnie Sloan. He is survived by his sister Karen Gervasio, brother Mark Sloan as well as his sons Stephen and Heath Sloan(wife Ashley Sloan) and his 8 grandchildren Jada, Baylee, floral squarePaisley, Conor, Grant, Holden, Luna, Weston. He was a 2nd generation President and Apprenctice Coordinator for Ironworkers Local 492 for many years.

He touched and shaped many lives. He left a proud legacy.

Arrangements entrusted to Neighbors Life Celebration, Nashville, TN

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Arrangements for Rebecca R. Gardner

Rebecca Rowena Jones Gardner transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at NHC Springfield Nursing Home due to natural causes. She was 94 years old. Rebecca was born on December 5, 1927, in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Matthew Jones and Minnie Watkins Jones. She was one of six children born to this union. In addition to her parents, all siblings preceded her in death: Richard, LD, Frank, Willie Lee, and John. She was also preceded in death by one grandchild, Danita Collette Gardner.

Rebecca attended Woodard School in Robertson County, Tennessee, through the end of the eighth grade.

She met Joe Daniel Gardner, the love of her life, and they were married August 5, 1944. Their marriage proved its depth, overcoming a separation with remarriage on June 21, 1978. Only Joe’s death, March 9, 1995, could separate these two. Speaking to Rebecca for any length of time would reveal the special place he still held in her heart.

Rebecca enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, and taking care of people. She loved her family, church, friends, candy, and animals. Most of all, she loved the Lord. She accepted Him as her personal Savior and was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church of Springfield until she and her husband remarried. At that time, she became a member of Faith Apostolic Church (City of Faith Church), where she served as a mother and worked in the kitchen.

Rebecca retired from Nasco, Inc., where she received several commendations for her excellent work. She was a diligent worker. Upon retiring from Nasco, she worked at Elmhurst Nursing Home in the laundry department. While there, she developed relationships with patients, and they felt comfortable asking her for help when they needed it.

floral squareRebecca Rowena Jones Gardner leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Annie Corrine (Hewitt) Sawyers of Franklin, TN and Linda Delores (Eddie) Cook of Carlisle, PA; grandchildren, Carissa (Roderick) Lynch, Angela Sawyers, Rana (Edward) Carothers, Consuela (Martin) Knox, Edward Cook, and LaShaun (Robert) Marshall; fourteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Nora (Joe) Smith; a devoted niece, Patsy Jones Morris; a special friend, Dorothy Grant and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was held Saturday, December 31, 2021 at City of Faith Church with Elder Torey Ellis, Eulogy and Minister Marco Partinger, Officiant; Interment, Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Please keep the Gardner family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Jo Ann Briley

Jo Ann Briley, age 82 of the Owens Chapel Community in Springfield, passed from this life on December 25, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM with Bro. Paul Patton and Bro. Doug Spain officiating. Burial followed in Owens Chapel with Randy Briley, Dale Spivey, David Spivey, Isaiah Short, Josh Spain, and Ray Dean Spain serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Tuesday from 4 until 8 PM and on Wednesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Jo Ann was born April 25, 1939 to the late Artha Edward and Vadie Lee Eden Spain. She was the oldest of 9 children. She graduated from East Robertson High School in the class of 1957. She was a member of Greenwood Free Will Baptist Church in Cross Plains where she loved attending to worship and fellowship. Sewing, cooking, and baking cakes were some of the things she enjoyed doing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Briley, and three brothers, James Edward, John Thomas “Johnny”, and J.T. “Pete” Spain.

floral squareShe is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Tina Briley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bennie and Noreen Spain of Cedar Hill, Melvin and Jean Spain of Springfield, and Donnie and Joyce Spain of Springfield; sisters, Wanda Spivey of Orlinda and Evalina Hart of Springfield; and 55 nieces and nephews that she loved very much.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for William “Flash” Gordon

William “Flash” Gordon, age 74, beloved husband of Mary Gordon, died Friday, December 24th from multiple organ failure due to complications from COVID-19.

Flash was a man of broad talents and tastes. He is remembered as a man who loved his friends and made friends wherever he went. He lived life in the moment and enriched the moments he shared with others.

He was born William Marvin Gordon III on the Ides of March 1947 in Miami, FL, where he was raised by his parents, Georgia and William Gordon II. When Flash was 16, he moved to Uvalda GA. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army, where he served a tour of duty in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart. After his service, he held a variety of jobs, including surveyor, songwriter, musician, and horse breeder. Ten years ago he received a kidney transplant, which allowed Flash many additional years of a full and happy life.

His loves and joys were many. He loved his wife and friends, who became his family. He loved everything about horses, establishing a Thoroughbred horse farm, Flashlane, with wife Mary. Together they raised and groomed race horses. He also enjoyed reading as well as writing; in his later years he authored a novel about coming home as a war veteran. An avid football fan, Flash followed the Titans and enjoyed forming fantasy teams.

He loved music, especially Country and Western, playing, performing and writing songs; among the many artists who have performed his work are Alabama, Mel Tillis, David Allan Coe, Charley Rich, and Hank Williams Jr. One of his songs was recently featured in the movie Arkansas. His music documents his keen observations of love and respect for human life.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife Mary, Mary’s Family in Wisconsin, an aunt and many cousins and friends in the Savannah and Uvalda Georgia area.

Plans for interment and memorials are being postponed to a safer time. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested in his name to the ASPCA, Wounded Warrior Project, or National Kidney Foundation.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Sarah Baucum Pitt

Sarah Baucum Pitt, age 82, passed from this life on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

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

Ms. Pitt was born December 30, 1938 in Houston, TX to the late William Fenner and Mary Alice McKinley Baucum. She was a retired nurse and worked many years at Jesse Holman Jones Hospital and NorthCrest Medical Center. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

floral squareShe is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Patty Pitt of Conroe, TX and Jason and Stacie Pitt of White House, TN; daughter Lisa Pitt Wells of White House, TN; grandchildren Joshua (Sara) Pitt, Douglas (fiance’ Kayla) Pitt, and Kelley Sadler all of Texas, and Kendra (Jason) Arnold, and Tyler (fiance” Hannah) Pitt, both of Tennessee; and great grandchildren, Caleb Sadler, Scarlett Pitt, Alivia Pitt, and Easton Lowe.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Jane Elena D’Allaird

Age 71 of White House passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at her home. She was born August 1, 1950 in Montreal, Canada to Demis & Jean Owen Choquette. She worked in Administrative Support in the Health Care Industry before her retirement. She enjoyed reading, watching HDTV with her grandchildren and shopping with her daughter.

floral squareShe is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Demis Choquette. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Frank J. D’Allaird, DDS; daughter, Kyla Denys Ward, both of White House, TN; sister, Caroline Choquette, Ottawa, Canada; 3 grandchildren, Addison, Mackenzie and Gideon.

There are no services or visitation planned.

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

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Obituary for Timmy Lee Hallum

Age 69 of Greenbrier passed away Christmas Day at The Waters of Robertson. He was born October 25, 1952 in Monterey, TN to Joann Baker & Walter Lee Hallum. He worked as a mason for Tennessee Restoration before becoming disabled. He was a member of Goodlettsville United Pentecostal Church.

He is preceded in death by his father;;sister, Karen Hallum; infant brother, Ronnie Glenn Hallum. He is survived by his mother, Joann Long, Hendersonville, TN; son, Timmy Lee “TJ” Hallum, Jr., Nashville, TN; daughter, Genia (Israel) Orrego, Ashland City, TN; stepdaughters, Serenia Shackle and Jayne Shackle, both of Nashville, TN; brothers, Michael W. (Wenda) Hallum and Jimmy (Paula) Hallum, both of Hendersonville, TN; sister, Betty Shoemake, Savannah, TN; 2 grandchildren, Brandon and Jose.

floral squareFuneral service was held Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Dan Russell officiating. Interment followed in Springhill Cemetery of Ridgetop with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Thomas Warren Hunter Sr.

Thomas Warren Hunter, Sr., age 79, of Adairville, KY, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021 at his home.

Military graveside services were conducted Thursday, December 30, 2021 in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville with Pastor Mike Stacey officiating. Pallbearers were Justin, Gibson, Charles Cornelius, Alex Hardin, Max Rigsby, Aaron Edmonds and Derrick Scott. Honorary pallbearers were Jamie Herndon and Eli Edmonds.

Visitation was held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield, TN on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 4-7pm.

Mr. Hunter was born October 29, 1942 in Cedar Hill, TN to the late Harvey H. and Mary Jane Moon Hunter. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Ethan Hunter; and 2 brothers, Bobby and Jimmy Hunter.

floral squareMr. Hunter is survived by his wife of 56 years, Laura Mae Hite Hunter; daughters, Jana Hardin and April (Max) Rigsby; son, Thomas “J.R.” Hunter Jr.; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Timothy Ray Garrett

Age 60 of Estill Springs, TN passed away December 24, 2021 at Elk River Health & Nursing Home in Winchester. He was born April 7, 1961 in Madison, TN to Barbara Allen & Cecil Ray Garrett. Timothy graduated from Goodlettsville High School in 1979. He worked in shipping and receiving for Carlex Glass for over 26 years. He was a member and served as President of the UAW and was a member of The Journey Community Church.

He is preceded in death by his father, Cecil Ray Garrett; infant sister, Melissa Ann Garett. He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Garrett, Estill Springs, TN; daughters, Hannah (Alan) Castle and Olivia Garrett, both of Mount Juliet, TN; mother, Barbara Allen Garrett, Goodlettsville, TN; sister, Regina (Barry) Harshaw, Goodlettsville, TN; stepson, Chip (Miranda) Liston,;; stepdaughter, Cassidy (Steven) Baker, both of WInchester, TN; stepmother, Betty Garrett, Hendersonville, TN; 5 grandchildren, Owen, McKenna, Ensley Kate, Cora and Leia; uncles, Clifton Garrett and Willard Garrett, both of Whie House, TN; aunt, Sue Ann Williams Garrett, Hendersonville, TN.

floral squareFuneral service was Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Marion Pope oficiating. Interment followed in Beech Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Wednesday, December 29, 2021 9am until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Rain 626 Bennett Cemetery Road Decherd, TN 37324

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

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