In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week July 11, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries June 5-11, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries June 5-11, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Fannie Belle Kendrick Green

Mrs. Fannie Belle Kendrick Green entered this life on March 13, 1950, in Allensville, Kentucky to the late Mother Elnora and Deacon Washington Irving Kendrick.

After some family travel she was raised up in Springfield, TN at Banks Chapel and later joined St. James Missionary Baptist Church.
Fannie’s smile and laughter was infectious. She enjoyed music, dancing, family gatherings and traveling whenever possible. Music was her passion and God given gift. As a young girl she recognized her unique first soprano voice was much different from the other girls she went to Bransford High School with. At home, in school, church or other community events people always requested and insisted that she sing, and she loved it! Singing gave her a sense of confidence and purpose, she never had. She was selected to attend Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute to receive classical voice training for Opera in Nashville, TN. This Bransford High Lion of the Class of 1969 was moving on up. Fannie, loved to sing and was offered a scholarship to do exactly what she enjoyed doing most. Never in her wildest dream would she have imagined that she would receive such a tremendous blessing. This small town little country girl from Cedar Hill, TN shared her gift of music, hospitality and crafts wherever she was blessed to go freely. Excited to be selected by this prestigious college as one of two girls from her community made her parents and siblings proud. Later she would go on to become a wife and mother always hospitable to her family, friends and co-workers. Fannie was truly a rare jewel and loyal to those she was closest to.
After moving to Nashville she found a refuge at Beech Creek Missionary Baptist Church where she served in the choir, on the hospitality staff and found joy in serving the youth in the summer months. She always said “no grass is gonna grow under her feet” if you needed her you didn’t even have to ask because she was packed and on her way to help immediately. If you needed the support, love, care, cook, housekeeper and/or attending to after medical care she was at your side. She personally helped advocate for many people and gave them a safe haven.

Fannie spent years in both industrial and retail careers to provide for her family. As a young woman Fannie married her high school sweetheart, the late Claude Baker and went on to become the proud mother of Carol Baker Beckett, Carlene Baker, and Larry Baker. Fannie will be missed dearly for her big heart, generosity, loving joyful spirit and support to family and friends.

Fannie is preceded in death by her sister, Estella Dowlen; brothers, Paul, Simon, James and Billy Kendrick and nephew, Kevin Gardner.
Her life will forever be cherished with fond loving memories by everyone who was blessed to know her including the loving Horace Young; children: Carol Baker Beckett, Carlene Baker and Larry Baker; grandchildren: David Baker, D’Erica Baker, Thomonica Beckett, James Beckett II, Jada Beckett and Trinity Beckett; great grandchildren: Aliah, David Jr., Zariah, Zamari, SaMiah, Journee Baker, Wynter, Marcella and Isabella Beckett; sisters, Betty Gardner, Robbie Gardner, Eleanor McKissick; brothers, Jeffrey and Larry Kendrick; step-children and a host of nieces, nephews and floral squareextended special family friends, Claude David as Momma Jean would shout, leaves us the priceless gift of laughter, love and many memories to carry us through the days and weeks ahead.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral Service was Friday, July 9, 2021 at St. James Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Davie Tucker, Jr. Eulogy and Pastor James Gardner, Sr, Officiant; Interment in Restlawn Memorial Garden

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Joshua David “Hoop” Hooper

Joshua David “Hoop” Hooper, 45, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday July 7, 2021, in New Florence, Missouri. Hoop’s family will have a time of visitation, in celebration of his life, on Friday July 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Hoop was born September 9, 1975, in Springfield. He worked as a truck driver for ICON Transportation and was of the Baptist faith. Hoop was a loving father, a loyal best friend, and in his words, “one laid back mofo”. He was preceded in death by his mother: Judith Browning “Judy” Hooper, and by his grandparents: John and Dot Browning, Henry Hudson and Sara Jane Nichols Hooper.

floral squareHoop is survived by his children: Jonathon Hall of Corinth, MS, Leslie Hooper of Cedar Hill, and Austin Burgess of Lebanon, by his father: Raymond Hooper of Cedar Hill, by his brother: John Hooper of Cedar Hill, and by 3 grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mother Annie E. Smith

Mother Annie Smith was born on August 6, 1942, to the union of the late John Anderson Alfred Dowlen and the late Lorene Burton Dowlen. She is preceded in death by her brothers: William (W.C.), John Robert, Larry Donnell, and Joe Edward Dowlen; nephews: Robert A. Dowlen, Tony A. Dowlen, Sr., Quinton Walker and niece: Anna Dowlen. On Tuesday July 6, 2021, God called for Mother Annie Smith to cross the finish line. Her time on earth has been served. It was time to pass through The Pearly Gates. “Things I cannot change, “cause” GOD is still in charge!”

She professed a Hope in Christ at the New Jerusalem Temple Church. Mother Annie Smith was a Beloved and Faithful member of New Jerusalem Temple Church. She was one of the original members of the church. She worked diligently in several church committees. She was a member of the Missionary Auxiliary, served as an Usher, and was entrusted for over 50 years as the church administrator. Whatever needed to be done for the church, she did it without hesitation. Her love and passion for the church were evident by her faithful years of service. When asked, what her favorite scripture in the Bible was, she replied, “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear the Lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1. One of her favorite sayings was “It’s another day’s journey, and I’m so glad about it.” Mother Annie Smith was a faithful, humble, loving, caring, kind and giving woman with a sweet spirit. Her life and legacy were living and working for The Lord which is a testimony to us all.

She was educated in the Robertson County School System.
She was united in holy matrimony to the Late William Thomas Smith on January 14, 1967.

She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters: JoAnne Smith, and Carla (Michael) Babb of Springfield, TN; son: Michael A Dowlen Sr. (Renee) of Cross Plains, TN; sister: Janice Dowlen (Willie) of Springfield, TN; three brothers: William H. Dowlen of Springfield, TN, Jimmy and Mark Dowlen of Cross Plains, TN; one aunt: Della Austin of Cleveland Ohio; two sisters-in-law: Ernestine Dowlen of Clarksville, TN, and Enda Dowlen of Franklin, KY. Seven grandchildren: Quincy Mitchell Sr. (April) of White House, TN, Anthony D. Mitchell Sr., Shanicka Smith, Michael Dowlen Sr., Dawn Dowlen, Chris L. Dowlen of Springfield, TN, Jeffery Smith of Clarksville, TN; sixteen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, the New Jerusalem Temple Church family. A host of many, many nieces, nephews and a host other relatives and friends. Extended family: David and Donna Thomas, Lovie Jones, Mary Hayes, Rose Mary Sprague, Ricky and Marilyn Hayes, Tracy Stone, Troy Doss, Sadie Rosson, Chris Wilkes, Staci Krantz, Dakota Rawls, Tina Whitley McGhee, Ricko Johnson, Barbara Jean Hilliard Thomas, Anthony Mitchell, Keesha Jones, Gloria Woodard, Michelle Decourcey, Reba Frazier, Estella Pettis, and KaMaria Young.

floral squareViewing and Visitation was Friday at Jerusalem Temple Church and Saturday at City of Faith Church; Funeral was Saturday at City of Faith Church with Elder Jonathan White, Eulogy and Elder Elect Samuel Anderson, Officiant; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mary Elaine Payne Hill

Mary Elaine Payne Hill departed this journey on Monday, July 5th, 2021 at the age of 63 years old at Sarah Cannon -Centennial Hospital.

She was born on July 10 1957 to the late Eddie Lee Payne and Effie Mae Payne in Sumner County.

She professed her life to Christ at a young age and joined Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she later joined the youth choir as the Oak Grove “Little Oaks”. She also served on the kitchen committee, youth department and many other programs and events at Oak Grove. She graduated from White House High and received her Bachelors at Western Kentucky University.

She worked at the Red Cross, Sunday School Board & Suntrust Bank for many years until her health start declining. She was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2014 and has been fighting this battle for a long time. She enjoyed traveling, music, spending time with family-friends & church. She was one of God’s strongest soldiers. Through is all she kept her faith. She was a loving caring mother, wife, grandmother, sister, friend and overall one of the sweetest people. She was strong independent and a true inspiration to everyone. She will truly be missed by many.

floral squareMary Elaine Payne Hill leaves to cherish her husband, Thomas Leo Hill of Nashville, TN. Son, Keaton Terrell Payne of Nashville TN. Grandchild Zae’veon Terrell Payne of Nashville, TN. Sister, Frances L. Graves (John) of Elkton, KY. Eight brothers, Harry Lee Payne (Shirley) of Cottontown, TN, Elmer Payne (Kathy) of Bowling Green, KY, Leonard Ray Payne (Debora) of Cottontown, TN, Larry Payne (Vera) of Springfield, TN, Harrison Arneal Payne of Indianapolis, IN, Henry Payne of Seattle, Washington, the late James Eddie Payne of Indianapolis, IN, the late Ardell Payne of Franklin, KY and the late Charles Payne of Nashville, TN. Along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation and Funeral service was held Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the Robertson County Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Oak Grove MB Cemetery Cottontown, TN 37048.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Orby C Graves

Age 82 of Cottontown went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 10, 2021 at NHC in Springfield. He was born September 4, 1938 in Orlinda, TN to Amon O. & Bertha Perdue Graves, He worked as a farmer and was the custodian of White House First Baptist Church. He enjoyed growing peaches, apples and blueberries. He was very mechanically inclined and loved tinkering with many things. He was an avid hunter in his earlier years and enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. He was quite the prankster and enjoyed playing practical jokes on everyone.

He is preceded in death y his parents; 6 brothers, Edward, L.V., Eldon, Estle, J.T., & Clifford Graves; 5 sisters, Evarino Morris, Mavarine England, Ethyl Jarman Thompson, Christine Broadrick and Argie Graves; son-in-law, Randy Gower. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara Graves, Cottontown, TN; Daughters, Melinda Gower, Cedar Hill, TN and Michelle (Gary) Adcock, Springfield, TN; grandchildren, Chris (Tara) Brown, Justin Gower, both of Cedar Hill, TN, Gabe Adcock, Elizabeth Adcock and Ansley Adcock, all of Springfield, TN; 7 great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Katelyn, Lyndsey, Abigail and Clayton Brown; Cason & Mary-Ann Gower.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 2pm at Cherry Mound Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Young officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, July 14, 2021 10am until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to Cherry Mound Baptist Church 4168 Highway 31W Cottontown, TN 37048 or to The Stokes Brown Library 405 White Street Springfield, TN 37172

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

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Obituary for Susan Annette Howard

Susan Annette Howard, age 55, of Hendersonville passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021. She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Sue Cross and her first husband, Chris Ditterline. She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Greg Howard; her father, Randall Cross; son, Michael (Kheela) Ditterline; daughter, Megan (Hunter) Dixon; brother, Martin (Lesa) Cross; her sister, Shiela (Matt) Brewer; and granddaughter, Harper Dixon.

Her family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 13 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.at Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville. floral squareHer Celebration of Life service will be on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from the chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville with Kevin Minchey officiating. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens with her nephews serving as pallbearers.

Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Roger Dale Hutton

Roger Dale Hutton, age 71 of Dickson, TN passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson.

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

Roger was born in Springfield, TN on January 5, 1950 to the late Charles Oscar and Nora Frances Woody Hutton. He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael W. Hutton and a sister, Anita A. Hutton.

He loved the Lord and his family very much and enjoyed music, singing and helping others and he was a Veteran of the US Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Pamela Renea Watts Hutton; sons, Robert Hutton of Salt Lake City, UT, Brandon (Sandra) floral squareHutton of Dickson, TN; brothers, Charles (Brenda) Hutton of Springfield, TN, Spencer Hutton of Springfield, TN; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38501-9959.

Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service

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Obituary for Laura Lynn Mattson

Laura Lynn Fiscus Mattson, age 61 of Springfield passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 at her residence.

A funeral service will be held at a later date.

She was born in South Sioux City, IA on August 12, 1960 to the late Robert Leroy Fiscus and Dorothy Margaret Sutter Fiscus. She was also preceded in death by daughter, Ashley Mason and mother-in-law, Heidi Mattson.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church and love the Lord and her family very much. He family loved her very much as well. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and gardening, cooking, animals and caring for other people. She was known for her bubbly personality, making people laugh and lighting up a room when she entered.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband, Michael Scott Mattson; mother; Dorothy Margaret Lux of Neb., son, Dylan (Tori) Fiscus of Greenbrier; daughters, Jenna Searcy of Orlinda, Lillian Blair of Springfield; brother, Barry (Connie) Fiscus of Jackson, Neb.; 12 grandchildren and one (girl) on the way.

Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service

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Obituary for James Ellis Thornton

James Ellis Thornton, age 50, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

No services planned at this time.

Mr. Thornton was born June 23, 1971 in Booneville, MS to James and Betty Fry Thornton. He worked as a truck driver.

floral squareMr. Thornton is preceded in death by his mother. In addition to his father, he is survived by his children, Kenneth (Lauren) Thornton of California, Randy Thornton of Columbia, TN, and Sheila Smith of Hendersonville, TN.

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

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Obituary for Beverly Boeing Humphrey

Age 72 of Cottontown passed away Monday, July 5, 2021 in Hendersonville, TN. She was born November 20, 1948 in San Francisco, CA to Philip William & Wadie Ruth Bates Boeing. She worked as an underwriter’s assistant for LoVullo Insurance and was a member of the Church of Christ. She loved fishing and the beach was her happy place. She enjoyed singing. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and granddogs.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Douglas Humphrey. She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda (David) Pace, Cottontown, TN; brother, Phillip (Carol) Boeing, Nashville, TN; 3 Grandchildren, Leah Ward, Cottontown, TN, Andrew (Lauren) Ward, Franklin, KY and Kayla Ward, Nashville, TN; 2 Great-grandchildren, Drake and Carter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

floral squareFuneral service was held Thursday, July 8, 2021 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Phil Boeing officiating. Interment followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Thursday, July 8, 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 Rev. John Gibbs

Rev. John Howard Gibbs, age 82, passed away Monday, July 5, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Funeral services were conducted at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Pleasant View at 12:00PM on Saturday, July 10th, with his son, Rev. Darin Gibbs officiating. Burial followed in Good Springs Cemetery with Ken Gibbs, Chris Cline, Easton Cline, Chris Dungan, Donnie Dungan, and Rob Hill serving as pallbearers.

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

Rev. Gibbs was born on September 17, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Marvin and Delma Short Gibbs. He faithfully served with his wife in his preaching and singing ministry for 60 years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife on many trips during his ministry. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Gastonia, North Carolina.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Doris Barr Gibbs; siblings, Dwain Gibbs, JoAnn Gibbs, Charlotte Summers, and Vivian Cooke.

Survivors include his son, Reverend Darin (Kim) Gibbs; daughter, Julie (Chris) Cline; grandchildren, Easton & Krestyn Cline, Makenna, Julianna, Olivia, & Lyla Gibbs; his siblings, Ken (Shelley) Gibbs, Jim (Carol) Gibbs, Don Cooke, Joyce (Dale) Hollingshead, and a sister-in-law, Marsha Gibbs.

floral squareThere will also be a visitation for friends from 4:30-6:30PM on Wednesday, July 7th at First Free Will Baptist Church in Gastonia, North Carolina followed with a Celebration of Life service at 6:30PM with his son, Rev. Darin Gibbs officiating.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Global Outreach, c/o First Free Will Baptist Church, 2316 Union Road, Gastonia, NC. 28054.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Larry Eugene Stroup

Larry Eugene Stroup, 73, of Greenbrier, passed away on Saturday July 3, 2021, at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Friday July 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenbrier with Pastor Donnie Bryant and Pastor Gary Dillard officiating. A private family committal service was held on Wednesday July 14th in the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers were Butch Savage, Jeremiah Pierce, Riley Putman, Terry Wilson, Wayne Dugger, Joe Taylor, Ken Campbell, and Ivan Bell. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of American Legion Post 45 and the VFW Post 2120 in Greenbrier. The family received friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home and on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the Calvary Baptist Church in Greenbrier.

Mr. Stroup was born November 1, 1947, in Paola, Kansas to the late Clare Francis and Marjorie Louise Griffith Stroup. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in Vietnam. Mr. Stroup was a retired accountant with Harris County in Houston, Texas and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Greenbrier. He was a member of the VFW Post 2120 and the American Legion Post 45, where he was a Past Commander, in Greenbrier. He was a former Alderman with the City of Greenbrier. Mr. Stroup was currently serving as Chaplain to the City of Greenbrier Police Department, as a board member with the Greenbrier Historical Society, as a member of the City of Greenbrier Planning and Zoning committee, and as a volunteer with the NorthCrest Auxiliary. He loved watching sports and watching his grandchildren play golf.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: David Stroup. Mr. Stroup is survived by his wife of 46 years: Joyce Carlson Stroup of Greenbrier, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Greg and Nid Carlson of Phuket, Thailand, Ben and Brooke Stroup floral squareof Greenbrier, by is aunt: Betty Griffith of Kansas, by his grandchildren: Carter and Caden Stroup, and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 45 or the VFW Post 2120 in Greenbrier. 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 Jesse Newton Gainous

Jesse Newton Gainous, 90, of Greenbrier, passed away on Saturday July 3, 2021, at St. Thomas Midtown.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday July 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Ralph Carter and Reverend Brent Crabtree officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Michael “Mikey” Sanders, Troy Reid, Tyler Reid, Billy White, Eddie Cope, and Calvin Cothron serving as pallbearers. Chester Birdwell served as an honorary pallbearer. The family received friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Gainous was born September 11, 1930, in Adairville, Kentucky to the late Tolley Newton and Jessie Geneva Hardaway Gainous. He was a retired fleet manager with Coca Cola in Nashville. Mr. Gainous was a founding member of Ridgetop First Baptist Church, where he sung in the choir, taught Sunday School, and served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Springfield Gideons. Mr. Gainous loved quail hunting, riding his tractor, and raising Black Angus beef cattle. He had a great love of music and enjoyed playing his guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, and writing and singing songs. He lived his life being kind to all his fellow man. He had a saying, that he wrote in his Bible so that he could remind himself of it each day that said: “Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life”.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Fred and Joe Gainous. Mr. Gainous is survived by his wife of 71 years: Sylvia Draughon Gainous of Greenbrier, by his son and daughter-in-law: James and Regina Gainous of Greenbrier, by his daughter and son-in-law: Julia Arlene and Kenneth Warren of floral squareRidgetop, by his sisters: Margaret Sowell of Auburn, KY, and Mamie Hester of Springfield, by his grandchildren: Christy Baldwin, Jamie Reid, Shea Sanders, and Michael “Mikey” Sanders, by his 5 great grandchildren, and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Joyce Clinard Jones

Joyce Clinard Jones, 81, of Cross Plains, passed from this life on Friday July 2, 2021, at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday July 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Waldrop officiating. Interment will follow in the Cross Plains Cemetery with Kerry Clinard, David Clinard, Kevin Clinard, Chris Villines, Chet Claborn, and Bill Swearingen serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Villines, Jay Groves, Logan Dean, and Brandon Clinard. The family will receive friends on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jones was born May 27, 1940, in Sango to the late Clyde Clifford and Laura Mae Rainwater Clinard. She was a graduate of East Robertson High School Class of 1959. Mrs. Jones was a retired cafeteria worker at East Robertson High School and was a member of the Cross Plains United Methodist Church. She loved gardening and working in her flowers, watching the game show network, cooking, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Royce Wayne Jones, by her daughter: Sonya Gaye Jones Cherry, and by her siblings: Peggy Ann Murphy, Virginia Kay Clinard, and Clifford Clinard.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her sons: Jeffrey Wayne, Michael Todd, and Cory Allen Jones all of Cross Plains, by her brothers: Jewell floral squareThomas Clinard of Cross Plains, Wayne Clinard and wife Darlene of Springfield, by her sister: Betty Jean Clinard Villines and husband Jimmy of Cross Plains, by her grandchildren: Richard Bronson and Chasidy Gayle Forewright, and by her great grandchildren: Mario Cogshell, Marianna Cogshell, Kiela Forewright, and Bronson Forewright.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Howard David Pulley

Howard David Pulley, Jr., 73, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday July 4, 2021, at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Friday July 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Adam Hodges officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Bubba Kiningham, Dan Rader, Fred Head, Wayne Richard, Jasper Blackburn, and Larry Butram. Benjamin Dillehay served as an honorary pallbearer. The family received friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Pulley was born March 24, 1948, in Springfield to the late Howard David and Nell Fletcher Pulley, Sr. He was a graduate of Madison High School, was a retired machinist with John Bouchard & Sons, in Nashville, was a member of Barren Plains Baptist Church, and a member of the Machinist Workers Union. Mr. Pulley enjoyed playing golf, watching car racing, and especially enjoyed being at home and working in his yard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son: Steven Wayne Andress, and by his brother: John William Pulley.

floral squareMr. Pulley is survived by his wife of 43 years, Debbie Bilbrey Pulley of Springfield, by his daughter: Shannon Rhea Dillehay and husband Scott of Ridgetop, by his son: Todd Michael Pulley of Greenbrier, by his grandchildren: Camryn and Benjamin Dillehay, Kyle and Davis Pulley, by his brother: Don Pulley of Springfield, and by his sisters: Donna Smith, Cindy Joyce and husband Harold all of Springfield.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Sue Watts Hutton

Sue Watts Hutton, 75, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday July 2, 2021, at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday July 8th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Jeff Benton officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Anthony Wilk, Justin Wilk, Zach Jackson, Chuck Browning, Kurt Nelson, and Kevin Nelson serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Sue was born November 28, 1945, in Springfield to the late Odell and Bertie Bell Blackburn Watts. She was a graduate of Greenbrier High School Class of 1963. Sue was a retired registration clerk with NorthCrest Medical Center, and she attended Flewellyn Baptist Church. Sue enjoyed traveling, watching westerns and reality TV shows, and going out to eat with her family and friends. Her family was her life, and she was always involved with whatever her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were doing.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Frank Hutton. Sue is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Denise and Kurt Nelson of Clarksville, Pam and John Hunter of Springfield, Dawn and Chuck Browning of Springfield, and by her 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Joyce Ann Williams

Joyce Ann Jones Williams, age 69, of Bowling Green, KY passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021 at the Waters of Robertson in Springfield, TN.

Funeral services were held at 1pm on Thursday, July 8th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Bob Filson officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with Houston Ivy, Blake Parris, Hunter Bilyeu, Austin Bilyeu, J C Traughber, Boo Jones and Tommy Weaver serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday July 7th and 11am until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Joyce was born in Springfield, TN on June 17, 1952 to the late James Calvin and Geraldine Parker Hulsey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Vaughn Williams and a brother, Jimmy Jones.

She was a receptionist at TN Oncology and a member of Goodlettsville Church of the Nazarene.

She loved watching her grandkids play ball no matter how far she had to go. She was an avid sports fan, especially of the Atlanta Braves. She also loved going on trips with her church to various destinations.

She is survived by children, Bryan (Kat) Williams and daughter, Jennifer (Josh Dupre) Spengel ; sister, Charlotte (Ronnie) Weaver; brothers, Donny (Angela) Jones, Ronny (Barbara) Jones, Larry (the late Carol) Jones; grandchildren, Houston Ivy, Blake Parris, Stephanie Clark, Hunter Bilyeu, Kassie Williams, Austin Bilyeu, Zoe’ Williams and great-grandchild, Oaklynn Clark.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier to assist the family with funeral expenses. Please make checks payable to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and indicate that it is for funeral expenses for Joyce Williams.

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Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Greenbrier, TN.

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Obituary for Andrew “Skip” Trotter

Andrew Thomas “Skip” Trotter of Greenbrier. TN, age 76, born Sept 9, 1944, died July 2, 2021 preceded in death by his daughter Andrea Sheay Trotter of Knoxville Tn, his parents James John and Ethel Trotter, and his brother James Robert Trotter of Goodlettsville, TN.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Patricia Lassiter Trotter of Greenbrier TN, his sisters Sylvia Rochuba of Ocean Springs MS and Barbara Jane Puckett of Goodlettsville TN, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

floral squareThe family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at NHC in Springfield TN and Alive Hospice of Nashville TN for their loving care.

Skip was retired from Bell South, a U.S.Army Veteran, and a member of the church of Christ

There are no funeral services planned He will be greatly missed.

Cremation and arrangements entrusted to TriStar Cremation.

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Obituary for Robert Owen Littlejohn

Robert Owen Littlejohn, passed away on May 27th, 2021, at age 69 in Nashville, TN. He was surrounded by family at the hour of his passing and went in peace to the Lord.

He was born on July 18th, 1951, in Dover, TN. He is survived by his wife Tamara Littlejohn which he shared 24 years together and his mother Nina Wallace. He had retired from a lifetime of over the road truck driving. He spent his retired years fishing, cooking out, and laughing at his grandchildren.

He is also survived by his brothers: Charles (Jr.) (Kathy) Littlejohn, Jeffery (Shonda)Wallace, Michael Wallace, and sister Sheila Wallace Dorris. He is now the guardian angel of his sons: Robert Jr. (Anita) Littlejohn, Jason (Tonya) Littlejohn, Nick (Kristin) French, Tommy Golliher, and his daughter Misty (Francisco) French-Hernandez. He will forever remain in memory as Grandpa/ Poppaw to Michele (Josh) Moreland, Alan (Beth) Littlejohn, Kaylin (Jarred) Barefoot, Matthew (Lexie) Littlejohn, Madelyn (Ryan) Richardson, Jackson Dycus, Jacob French-Hernandez, Jaydan French-Hernandez, Jayly floral square“Lil Girl” French-Hernandez, and Rowan French. He also will watch over from above his beautiful great-grandchildren Addie Rae Moreland and Samuel Robert Littlejohn. He was loved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Charles Sam Littlejohn Sr., his brother Jackie Littlejohn, and his sister Joyce Weaver.

He requested no funeral services in lieu of a celebration of life to be held privately with friends and family on July 25th, 2021.

Arrangements entrusted to TLC Mortuary Services, LLC

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Obituary for Austin Brown

Austin Daniel Brown “Aus”, age 19, of Adams, Tennesseee, formerly of Wapella, Illinois passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021 at his home.

He graduated from Aaron Academy high school online in 2020 and started working for Kroger. He aspired to go to trade school to be an electrician. He was an avid gamer and taught himself to play the guitar.

As we reflect back on his memories of his time with us, we are reminded of his sarcasm and love for sweets. You could always find a snack and a good laugh in his company.

floral squareHe is survived by his parents, Christopher and Crystal Brown of Adams, Tennessee; sister, Rebbeca Brown of Cedar City, Utah; paternal grandparents, John and Teri Brown of Hallsville, Illinois; and maternal grandparents, Eddie and Bonnie Merida of Wapella, Illinois.

Private services were held for the immediate family. They have decided to memorialize him through cremation.
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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 Billy Dean Hampton, Sr.

Billy Dean Hampton, Sr., age 73 of Greenbrier, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at The Waters of Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 2, 2021 at 3:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel with Rev. Jerry Heflin officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tyler Clouse, Joe Sartan, Donnie Baggett, Chris Jones, Zack Jones, Lonnie Hampton, and Ronnie Hampton serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 until 8 PM and Friday from 1 PM until the hour of service.

Mr. Hampton was born June 14, 1948 in Springfield to the late John L. and Evelyn Dunavin Hampton. He was a veteran of the United States Marines. He was a retired truck driver with Dean Oil Company. He loved to watch Atlanta Braves baseball and University of Tennessee football, and watching westerns. He liked to hunt and fish and in his later years loved to play golf. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Sharon Moses Hampton.

floral squareHe is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Billy Dean and Jennifer Hampton, Jr. of Greenbrier; brothers, Terry Hampton of Clarksville and Harold Hampton of Greenbrier; sister, Shirley Hampton of Greenbrier; grandsons, Billy Dean Hampton III of Springfield and Landry Hampton of Greenbrier; and great grandchildren, Cassidy, Bronson, Ethan, and Easton Hampton, all of Cedar Hill.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to VFW Post 45. 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 Michael Scarbrough

Terry “Michael” Scarbrough, age 57 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Friday, July 2, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

The family received friends for visitation at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Wednesday, July 7th from 3-7PM. Burial took place on Thursday, July 8th at 11:00AM at Memorial Gardens of Wayne County, 1038 Natural Bridge Rd, Waynesboro, Tennessee 38485 with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Michael was born on November 5, 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Johnny Merle & Robbie Jo Kilpatrick Scarbrough. He has worked in construction for over 20 years at Tenant Building Group in Nashville.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Scarbrough.

He is survived by a son, Matthew Scarbrough; daughter, Brittany (Donald) Cramer; brothers, Anthony (Rhonda) Scarbrough, Steve Scarbrough; sister, Sonja (Kevin) Marks; and grandchildren, Kaiden and Hudson Cramer.

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 Martha Lee Leek Ralph

Nora Martha Leek Ralph, age 87, of Springfield, died on Friday, July 2, 2021 at the Springfield Heights Assisted Living. Martha was born on April 25, 1934 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late James Marshall and Nannie Mae Williams Leek. She was a retired bookkeeper for Conwood Tobacco Company and a member of Woodland Street United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and loved working in her Iris bed.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ralph (1986); grandson, Nathan Ralph; sisters, Jewel Jakes and Nellie Simpkins; brother, James Leek.

Martha is survived by her son, Bob Ralph of Adams, Tennessee; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Richard Johnson of Madison, Alabama; sister, Mary Bass of Florida; grandchildren, Allen Ralph of Nashville and Ethan and wife Morgan Ralph of Springfield; great-grandchildren, Hadley and Harrison Ralph.

floral squareThere will be a celebration of life that will be announced at a later date this month.

The family request that donations be made to the Woodland Street United Methodist Church. All donations may be sent care of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home. Feel free to post a memory or picture of Martha if so desired.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St. Springfield, TN is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Jean Cooper Gaw

Age 84 of Cottontown passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at her home. She was born July 28, 1936 in Nashville, TN to Hubert & Geneva Nelson Cooper. She worked as a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Horace Cooper and Harold Cooper. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Gaw, Cottontown, TN; sons, Ronnie (Peggy) Gaw, Mount Juliet, TN and Gary (Mona) Gaw, Centennial, CO; daughter, Brenda G. Neely, Goodlettsville, TN; 5 grandchildren, Kennedy (Sean) Jackson, Ty (Jamie) Gaw, Drew floral square(Kayce) Gaw, Race (Amanda) Neely and Mina Gaw; 8 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 2:30pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Chaplain Alan Corry officiating. Visitation is planned for Thursday, July 15, 2021 1pm until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Rickey Dale McCarter

Age 62 of White House passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born October 24, 1958 in Nashville, TN to Robert Lee & Esther Katherine Goins McCarter. He worked as a Trailer Mechanic for Fleetco. He enjoyed fishing and raising tomatoes and vegetables. He collected Eagles and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his son, Dustin (Veneeta) McCarter, Portland, TN; father, Robert Lee McCarter, White House, TN; brother, David McCarter, Hendersonville, TN; sister, Sharon (Dale) Martin, Macon, GA; 2 grandchildren, Sophia & Rylan.

floral squareFuneral services were held Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Clay Baggett officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Tuesday, July 6, 2021 4-8pm and Wednesday, July 7, 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 Aubreita Jean Shanes

Aubreita Jean Shanes, age 88, a longtime resident of Hendersonville, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly. She loved sewing, crafting, quilting, loved to dance, loved to hunt in her younger years and just loved life in general.

Mrs. Shanes was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Harold Shanes; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa “Cricket” and Alan Burroughs; brothers, Ronald K. Waggoner and Donald Ray Waggoner; and a great grandson, Matthew Taylor.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry (Tammy) Shanes and Joel (Dawn) Shanes; daughters, Brenda (Johnny) Allen and Teresa (James) Wilson; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and a sister, Carrie (Jerry) Morris.

floral squareThe family received friends from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 1:00pm Monday, July 12, 2021 in the funeral home chapel with David Swanger officiating. Burial will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will her grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers are the staff and residents of The Waters of Gallatin.

Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Homee and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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