In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week July 12, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week July 12, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries July 3-12, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for John Edward Owens

John Edward Owens, age 80 of Springfield, TN, died Saturday July 11, 2020 at his home. Memorial services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday July 16, 2020 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 am until the time of service at 1 pm on Thursday.

John was born July 25, 1939 in Robertson Co., TN to the late Willie and Emma Birdwell Owens. His daughter, Lisa Owens and grandchild, Candace Owens also preceded him in death. John was of the Baptist faith and was the owner of Precision Welding. He enjoyed working, truck pulling and especially loved his grandchildren.

floral squareSurviving Mr. Owens are his wife, Susan Jones Owens of Springfield, TN; son David Anthony Owens of Greenbrier, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica Owens Bradley and Eliot of Cedar Hill, TN; grandchildren, Abigail, Olivia and Ellie Kate Bradley and David Owens Jr and eleven great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Herbert “Buddy” Broadrick Jr

“Buddy”-Age 88 of White House passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at his home. He was born March 31, 1932 in White House, TN to John Herbert & Drucilla Camplin Broadrick. He was retired from the Ford Glass Plant, where he worked as an assembly line worker. He loved mowing grass and eating with “The Liar’s Club”at Hardees and Bojangles.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pauline Somerville. He is survived by his wife, Frances Broadrick, White House, TN; sons, Mike Anglin, Cross Plains, TN, Eddie (Lee) Anglin, Antioch, TN and Jeff Anglin, Franklin, TN; daughter, Marcia Merrell, Gallatin, TN; sisters, Ann (Wayne) Briley and Bonnie (Otis) Biggs, floral squareboth of Cottontown, TN. Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Lee officiating.

Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10am-2pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Rev. Paul Calvin Hopson Sr.

Rev. Paul Calvin Hopson Sr. Passed away on July 12, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center.

The family will have a Memorial Service at a later date. He was born March 16, 1943 in Auxier, KY to Ernest and Marie Webb Hopson.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Ernie and Larry Hopson both of Ada, OH and Kenny Hopson of Dunkirk, OH. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Janice Music Hopson of Springfield, TN, sons Paul (Jamesa) Calvin Hopson, Jr. of Adams, TN and Sean Hopson of Springfield and daughter, Rebekah Hopson of Nashville, TN, sister, Doris Hopson Curlis of Dunkirk, OH and brother, Melvin (Saundra) Hopson of Lima, OH, six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Rev. Hopson felt called into the ministry in 1970 and after graduating from The Freewill Baptist Bible College in Nashville served faithfully as a pastor for nearly 50 years before retiring. He and his wife are currently members of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher. For those that knew him, he was always armed with a good joke or story to make floral squareyou laugh, which he loved. He was most at home working with his hands in his yard or garden where he could grow most anything. His artistic eye allowed him to create a beautiful sanctuary in their backyard fit for the cover of any magazine. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law. He loved his church family dearly and always felt it a privilege to pastor a flock.

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

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Obituary for Carol Ball

Carol Simpson Ball, age 83, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at The Waters of Springfield. Ms. Ball’s remains will be cremated and a Celebration of Life Service will be held in her memory at a later date.

Ms. Ball was born January 8, 1937 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Dentis Perkins and Gladys Allison Simpson. She worked as a Secretary at Austin Peay State University and was a loving mother and grandmother.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Ms. Ball is preceded in death by her brother, Richard Simpson. She is survived by her children, Debbie (Stephen) Skojac-Hagewood, Joni Lynn (Steve) Williams and Dentis Perry (Sandra) Ball; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Joseph “Mark” Sadler

Joseph “Mark” Sadler, age 69 of Hendersonville, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

He was born on July 11, 1951, to Ray and Mary Starbuck Sadler, who precede him in death. Mark is survived by his wife of 19 years, Jackie; his stepchildren, Ronda (Mitch) Gibson and Victor (Lindsey) Reed; his sisters, Becky (Bill) MacMichael and Suzanne (Fred) Graham; his grandchildren, Lauren (Sean) Finn, Wesley (Jessie) Gibson, Will Reed and Grayson Reed; his niece, Rae Marisa (Rick) Andreano; and his nephews, Dr. Daniel Gatewood and James Graham.

Mark retired from The Paper’s/Wheels and Deals where he worked for 10 years. He was a University of Tennessee graduate and loved Vols football. He was a great athlete at Hillwood High School, lettering in football, basketball and was a SPO. He is a former Sunday teacher, Disciple Bible Study leader and a lay speaker. He loved God’s Word and was a great witness to others. He loved his family and our Lord Jesus Christ. He was a patient and kind man. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three and half years ago but was taken by lung cancer only 21 days after being diagnosed, even though he wasn’t a smoker.

floral squareHis family will receive friends on Thursday, July 16, from 11:30 am until his Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 12:30 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Pastor Ryan Hill and Pastor Phil Martin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Nashville online or mail to 478 Craighead St #200, Nashville, TN 37204; or Metro Baptist Church at 322 E. Cedar St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072.

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The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Joseph K. Summers

Joseph K. Summers, age 80 of Orlinda, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Orlinda Baptist Church with Pastor Lance Wamble and Dr. Chris Holmes officiating. Burial followed in Orlinda Cemetery with Bill Adams, Jonathan Adams, Justin Blancett, J.C. Lyons, Jay Summers, and Jim Summers serving as pallbearers. The family received friends Friday at Milldale Chapel from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday at Orlinda Baptist Church from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Summers was born February 9, 1940 in Robertson County to the late James Claude and Lena Lee Stark Summers. He was a member of Orlinda Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon, and was retired from Western Express. He enjoyed going to the Byrum Porter Senior Center and the breakfast club at the Orlinda General Store. He also enjoyed golfing and was an avid Vanderbilt fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Groves Summers, and a brother, J.C. Summers.

He is survived by his daughters, Rhonda (Bill) Adams of Murfreesboro, Yvonne Summers of Mt. Juliet, Yvette Lyons of Old Hickory, and Beth (Chris) Holmes of Owensboro, KY; sisters, Ann (Allen) Spears of Land O’ Lakes, FL, Bettye McMurtry of Greenbrier, and Patsy (Noel) Nauman of Coon Rapids, MN; grandchildren, Jonathan (Whitney) Adams, Katie (Justin) Blancett, Kyle (Krystina) Summers, Bailey Zimmerle, Karlee Lyons, J.C. Lyons, and Henry Holmes; and great grandchildren, Jackson and Mason Adams and John Paul and Ethan Blancett.

floral squareThe family requests, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

You are asked while attending any visitation and services to please follow CDC and Robertson County guidelines concerning Covid-19.

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Milldale Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Litichia Jane Lynch

Litichia Jane Lynch, 62, of Greenbrier, died Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 10 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Carroll officiating. Internment followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Jones, Scott Knight, John Avrit, Gavin Ledbetter, Dylan Richter, Jr Suter, Chris Ledbetter, Jake Chi and Tristan Leopold serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and again on Friday from 11:00 am until the hour of service at 1:00 pm.

Mrs. Lynch was born on February 27, 1958 to the late Joe Mac and Jane Hornberger Broadrick. In addition to her parents she is proceeded in death by her daughter; Valerie Chi. Mrs. Lynch was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing. riding motorcycles, but most of all she loved being a mother and a grandmother.

Mrs. Lynch is survived by her husband of 46 years; Randall Lynch of Greenbrier, her daughters and sons-in-law; Maranda L. and Scott Knight of Greenbrier, Heather Richter of Greenbrier, Bethany and David Jones of Springfield, her brother; Gary Broadrick of Nashville, her son-in-law; Jake Chi of Little Rock, AR, and her grandchildren; Michala Richter, Gavin Ledbetter, Anna Knight, Dylan Richter, Hallie Ledbetter, Abby Chi, Carley Jones, Nolan Chi, and Randall Jones.

floral squareIn Compliance with Declaration of Public Health Emergency by Robertson County Mayor. Beginning Thursday, July 9, 2020 All persons entering the building must wear a facial mask or facial covering for the entire length of your visit. We also ask that each person abide by the guidelines set forth, by the CDC, for social distancing.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Kenneth Ray Hutcherson

Kenneth Ray Hutcherson, age 71 of Springfield, died Monday, July 6, 2020 at his home.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, July 10, 2020 at 12:00 PM in Bellwood Cemetery with Rev. Richard Lovvorn officiating. Family served as pallbearers. There was no public visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Hutcherson was born September 11, 1948 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Coy Ray and Lillian Virginia Vaught Hutcherson. He was retired from J-Dak. He loved to fish and target practice, and loved western television shows. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ronald, Michael, and Daniel Hutcherson and a sister, Joyce Garrison.

He is survived by his wife, Dinah Hutcherson of Springfield; sons, Ricky Joe Hutcherson and wife, Amie of Cookeville and Jimmy Hutcherson and wife, Nora of Clarksville; daughter, Angela Hutcherson of Hendersonville; brothers, Joseph Hutcherson and wife, Beverly of Bethlehem, GA, Charles Hutcherson of Indianapolis, IN, Mark Hutcherson of White House, and Lance Hutcherson and wife, Karen of Gallatin; sister, Mary Bryant and husband, William of White House; grandchildren, Logan Allen, Zachary Allen, Alana Allen, Austin Hutcherson, and Taylor Herman; and 3 great grandchildren with 1 on the way.

floral squareThe family request, if so desired, memorials may be made to help with funeral expenses. Donations should be paid to Robertson County Funeral Home.

You are welcome at the graveside service. Please follow CDC and Robertson County guidelines in accordance with Covid-19 regulations.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Antonio Xavier Luna

Antonio Xavier Luna, 17, of Springfield, passed away on Friday July 3, 2020 at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

A Celebration of Life visitation will be held on Saturday July 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church.

Antonio was born May 27, 2003 in Ft. Hood, TX. He was a former employee of Springfield Sonic and he attended Springfield Baptist Church. Antonio would have begun his Senior year at Springfield High School in August 2020. He enjoyed playing Dungeons and Dragons and he loved all of his cats. Antonio leaves to cherish his floral squarememory, his mother: Elizabeth Lucatero of Springfield, his step-father: Kevin Poole of Springfield, his partner: Alex Fulton of Springfield, his brother: Michael Edward Luna, Jr., of Springfield, his sister: Selena Luna of Springfield, and his grandparents: David and Evelyn Heckathorn of California.

For those desiring to contribute to the GoFundMe account for Antonio, you may do so by following this link.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Vivian Lorene Gray Holman

Vivian Lorene Gray Holman, 94, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday July 3, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday July 7th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Wayne Holman, Don Bruce Gray, Paul Love, Clifford Gregory, Jerry Fuqua, and Orville Gilley serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Holman was born September 28, 1925 in Guthrie, KY to the late Jesse Ray and Mary Lorene Cobb Gray. She was a retired Paper Carrier for the Nashville Tennessean and was of the Baptist faith. floral squareMrs. Holman enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of 76 years: Thomas E. Holman of Springfield, her daughter and son-in-law: Jill and Michael Keith of Franklin, KY, her granddaughter: Hannah Keith of Franklin, KY, and by her sister: Sylvia Gray Frey of Owensboro, KY.

Due to the current environment, it is asked that everyone please adhere to the guidelines of the CDC by practicing social distancing and maintaining a six foot distance. Those desiring to wear facial coverings are certainly invited and encouraged to do so

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Mario D Cogshell Sr. “Yo”

Viewing and visitation was held Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:00 Noon- 2:00 Pm at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home 1800 John L. Patterson St. Springfield, Tn 37172.

Graveside services, 3:00pm at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Cedar Hill, Tn.

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic masks were required to be worn.

Service was live-streamed on W. D. Crowder Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Interment: Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Full obituary to be published soon.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Robert Baskin, Sr.

Robert F. Baskin, Sr., age 71 of Springfield, Tennessee passed away from this life on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

A private family graveside service will be held at EverRest of Cheatham with Bro. Kennie George officiating.

Mr. Baskin was born on September 11, 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Fred, Sr and Zemma Hollis Baskin. He worked in the IBEW as an electrician for most of his life. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Shirley Baskin for 39 years.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Baskin, Jr. and Johnny Baskin.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Shirley Baskin; his children, Todd Baskin, Brian (Karen) Baskin, Heather (Mike) Shubert, Robert Baskin, Jr., Richard Baskin and Renee; grandchildren, Allison (Austin) Smith, Jake Shubert, and Wyatt Baskin; and one great-grandchild, Levi Smith.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Clarksville Highway Church of Christ at 5444 Highway 41A, Joelton, Tn 37080.

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 Herman Allen Moffitt

Age 83 of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 10, 2020 at his home. He was born January 1, 1937 in Ardmore, Tennessee to Herman Lloyd & Eula Pearl Young Moffitt.

He worked as a book binder for 35 years and then was employed as a Sumner County school bus driver for 21 years. Allen was an avid University of Alabama fan. He enjoyed watching sports, especially football and NASCAR. He was a member of Holiday Heights Baptist Church and the Men’s Sunday School class.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Candice Moffitt, Hendersonville, TN; son, David Allen Moffitt, Lebanon, TN; sister, floral squareDorothy Lackey, Brentwood, TN; 3 grandchildren, Dustin Moffitt, Joshua Moffitt and Kristi Anderson; 9 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service and interment is scheduled for Monday, July 13, 2020 at 1pm in Hendersonville Memory Gardens with Jim Milam officiating and with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Monday, July 13, 2020 11am-12:30pm at the funeral home.

Arrangements entrusted to  Austin & Bell Funeral Home 104 Sanders Ferry Road Hendersonville, TN 37075

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Obituary for Jason Orange

Jason Todd Orange, age 34 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.

Funeral services will be held at 11 o’ clock am, Sunday, July 12 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with his cousin, Justin Tomlin officiating. Burial will follow at Everest of Cheatham with Danny Orange, Todd Orange, Tim Knuckles, Justin Tomlin, Jacob Tomlin, and Rob McEwen serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, July 11th from 3-7PM and again on Sunday from 9AM until the service at 11:00AM.

Jason was born on November 1, 1985 in Springfield, Tennessee to Danny (Lisa) Orange and Carolyn (Michael) Ricks Villucci. He was a hard worker and loved his family. He built model airplanes and flew them competitively.

floral squareHe was preceded in death by his grandmother, Carolyn Orange.

In addition to his parents he is survived by a son, Jeremy Orange; a daughter, Mya Orange; mother of his children, Kimberly Atnip; sisters, Michelle and Elizabeth Orange; grandfather, Jimmy Orange; grandmother, Frances Johnson; a niece, Mahogani Orange; and a nephew, Antonio Albury.

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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 Harry Wesley Borders, III

Age 75 of White House passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at his home. He was born October 21, 1944 in Nashville, TN to Harry Wesley Border, Jr. and Nancy Moore Borders.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked as an insurance broker for over 40 years and was employed by Bankers Life & Casualty prior to starting his own firm. He was a 1966 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he received a BA in Business and played football for the Vols. He was an avid UT football fan and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of Portland First Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Brenda Borders; step-son, Chris (Jennifer) Loftis, both of White House, TN; grandson, Zachary Loftis; brother, Dr. Robert (Sharon) Borders, Brentwood, TN; several nieces and nephews.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 12pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Chaplain Eddie Colf officiating. Interment will follow at 2pm in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville with family and friends serving as pallbearers and with military honors. Visitation is planned for Monday, July 13, 2020 4-8pm and Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10am until the time 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 Ricky Croney

Ricky Lee Croney, age 60 of West Plains, Missouri died Thursday, July 9, 2020 at his sister’s home in Clarksville.

The Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains, Missouri is in charge of his services. Their website is www.robertsondrago.com.

floral squareMr. Croney was born on June 20, 1960 in Harrisonville, Missouri to the late William and Evelyn Heath Croney. He owned his own furniture store in Missouri.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188 in Pleasant View is in charge of local arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for James Rains, Sr.

James Landis Rains, Sr., age 82, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Kyle Boll, Jeff Leftrick, Mike Byrum, Ken Hardaway, Page Barker and Lee Barker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Rains Bruce, Larry Bruce and David Bruce.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 9am until the hour of service at 10am.

Mr. Rains was born February 20, 1938 in Davidson County, TN to the late Joseph Edgar and Frances Wheeler Rains. He was a Dairy Farmer and member of the Adairville United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents Mr. Rains is preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Rains Stephens and his great-granddaughter, Leah Morgan Grace Boll.

floral squareMr. Rains is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James Landis and Jessica Rains, Jr. of Scottsboro, AL; daughter, Mary “Chris” Smith of Springfield; brother, Gilbert Rains of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Cindy S. Rains, Lola A. Rains, James Landis “Lance” Rains, III, Kyle Boll, Rachel Boll, Stephen Smith and Michael Smith.

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

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Obituary for Norris Geraldine Gregory

Norris Geraldine Gregory, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Known to her family as “Geri”, and others, “Dean”, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She was the sweetest woman with a heart of gold. She was a woman of strong faith who loved music, gardening, and spending time with family. She also loved animals and was a hard worker, both of which she put to use working at a veterinary clinic.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe B. Gregory; parents, Howell and Dorothy Lowery; daughters, Stacey Gregory and Kim Mumphrey; and a brother, Terry Lowery.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughter, Karen (Brett) Black; brothers, Chet (Patricia) Lowery, Dennis (Beverly) Lowery; grandchildren, Gregory (Jennifer) Mumphrey, Derek (Heather) Mumphrey, Sarah (Adam) Hart, Brittany (Nathaniel) Sears, Brendon Black; and great-grandchildren, Avery, Cylas, Issac, Greyson, Harper, Hannah, Samuel, Sadie, Selah, Waylon, and Paisley.

No services are planned at this time.

The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Robert Ellis Wise

Robert Ellis Wise, age 62 of Gallatin, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

He was originally from Oceanside, New York, but had lived in the Nashville area for the past few years. He loved music and was well known as an accomplished Drummer. He had been an employee of the US Post Office until his illness no longer allowed him to work.

floral squareRobert is survived by two brothers, Steven Wise and Daniel Wise.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, July 16, at Beech Cemetery.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home is honored to help with his arrangements.

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Obituary for Mary Thomas

Mary Stephens Thomas, age 87, of Springfield, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Thomas was born February 22, 1933 in Columbia, Kentucky to the late Rollin and Pearl Sharpe Stephens. She was a homemaker and attended North Springfield Baptist Church and Hopewell Baptist Church. She loved to exercise, decorating, and visiting friends, especially her life-long friend, Jean Cobb.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Thomas is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Thomas, Sr. and her 2 sisters. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Cheryl Thomas, Jr. of Barren Plains and Steve and Jody Thomas of Springfield; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Thomas is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved and they loved her as if she was their own granny.

The family would like to say a special “Thank You” to NorthCrest Medical Center and their Staff for the outstanding care given to Mrs. Thomas during her stay at the facility.

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

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

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Obituary for William “Bill” Riley

William Boyd “Bill” Riley of Adams Tennessee passed away peacefully July 5th, 2020 with his loving wife and all four children by his side.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother John Casey officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery with Abner Herndon, Lucas Haley, Jared Batson, Sam Lowe, Troy Pearson, Drew Miller, Wes Jones and Tyler Chowning serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Tyler Sneed, Ross Natividad, Jeff Haines, Blake McClard, Kody Rendleman and Eli Fleeman. Visitation was held Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday, from 9am until the hour of service at 10am.

Mr. Riley worked his entire career as a successful farmer in the Adams Tennessee area and though he had to scale back his physical efforts in recent years, he always kept up with the Riley Brothers farming activities by site visits and listening to radio communications.

Bill Riley served his family and community through his life in many ways. He was a good husband to his wife and good father to his children and through his Christian faith, strong work ethic, and top moral character, he provided the basis for his children’s successes in life and business. He was a member of the Port Royal United Methodist Church, previously served as treasurer of the Sadlersville United Methodist Church for 17 years, he was an active member in the development of NFO Grain Port, he served on the Robertson County Board of Education in the 1970’s and 80’s, he served as a member and director with the local Robertson County Farmers CO-OP, and many other community and career service opportunities. He served on the Robertson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. Bill was even known to plow snow with his tractor from Adams to Keysburg, KY some winters to help people access the roads. He was born at home in Adams, TN on 12/12/1933, graduated from Jo Byrns High School in 1952, lived and worked in the Adams community for 8 decades and worked on his property until the day before his passing.

Mr. Riley was blessed with a great family comprised of his wife of 65 years, Joan Moss Riley, four children, Billy Joe (Laurie) Riley of Springfield TN, Randy (Lisa) Riley of Adams TN, Bobby Clay (Joanna) Riley of Adams TN, and Patsy Riley (Larry) Fleeman of Springfield, TN. He also has 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren with some living locally while others are in various areas of the country. Family members preceding Mr. Riley in death include his parents, William Bryant Riley and Letita Peden Riley, two favored aunts, Minnie Riley and Hattie Peden, twin sister, Wilma Jo Draper, and two older sisters, Ruth Evelyn Carter and Mary Elizabeth Irish.

floral squareThe family expresses its sincere appreciation to the staff at Skyline Hospital for their efforts in Bill’s care. They also appreciate all the prayers and support from family, friends, and extended church members from several area congregations. Thanks is also extended to the Austin and Bell Funeral Home staff and to John Casey for providing the funeral services.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Port Royal United Methodist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for William Franklin Cargal

William Franklin Cargal, age 65, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Bill was a loving husband and father.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Martha Sue Cargal, and a brother, Warren Cargal.

He is survived by his wife of over 20 years, Phyllis “Bobbie” Cargal; son, Will Cargal; daughter, Flynn Cargal; brother, Matt (Ann) Cargal; sister, Connie Woolsey; sister-in-law, Kimberly Cahill; and several floral squarenieces and nephews also survive.

No services are planned at this time.

The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Bobby Earl Wooden

Bobby Earl Wooden, age 63, of Lebanon, TN passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his residence.

There will be a Life Celebration on Saturday, July 18th from 1 to 3pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.

Mr. Wooden was born November 1, 1956 in Springfield, TN to the late Willie Floyce and Hattie Lou England Wooden. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Wooden and nephew, Adam Ross Wooden.

floral squareHe was an electrician and a member of the IBEW Local 429.
He is survived by daughters, Natasha Wooden of Pleasant View, Tabitha Wooden of Springfield; brother, Ronnie Wooden of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Brayden Morgan, Tyler Cook, Timothy Harper, Jr. and great-grandchild, Kenslee Cook.

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

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Obituary for Durand Lee Warren

Age 26 of Greenbrier passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 in Springfield, TN. He was born October 28, 1993 in Hendersonville, TN to William Lee and Kimberley Smith Warren.

He worked as a machine operator for Stansell Electric. Durand enjoyed tennis, 4-wheeling, playing guitar and listening to music. He was a 2012 graduate of White House Heritage High School.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Lanny Smith; paternal grandfather, Pete Warren. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Kimberley (Greg) Arnett, Greenbrier, TN; father and step-mother, William Lee (Sandra) Warren, Mount Juliet, TN; mother of his children, Katelyn Warren; sons, Gibson Warren and Cayden Warren, all of Springfield, TN; maternal grandmother, Linda (Johnny) Smith, White House, TN; paternal grandmother, Margie Warren, Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Lyndi Gregory, Greenbrier, TN; step-brothers, Austin Jones and Logan Jones, both of Mount Juliet, TN; step-sisters, Lauren Gregory, California and Destiny Jones, Mount Juliet, TN.

floral squareFuneral services were held Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 3:30PM in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Ashley Mofield officiating and with Devin Wright, Nick Stafford, Anthony Senft, Jarrett Reed, Dillon Hardaway, Ruben Ruvalcava, Logan Jones and Austin Jones serving as pallbearers. A private family burial was held later at Owens Chapel Cemetery in Springfield, TN. Visitation was Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00PM until the time 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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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Richard E, Shook

Richard E. Shook, age 72, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 7:10 p.m. at home.

He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 25, 1947 to Ida Mae and Otis Shook. He was raised by his mother and step-father, Daniel Floyd Dodson, from age 2.

He is survived by his “wife”, Carol E. Cole; sister, Iris Ebsen of Little Rock, Arkensas; brothers, Dale Shook of Little Rock, Arkanasas and Jerry Shook of Panama City, Florida; and Half-sisters, Debbie Borkowski of Heber Springs, Arkansas, Connie Alessi of Claremore, Oklamhoma and Janet Chapman of Angola, New York.

During high school at Central High in Little Rock, Richard joined a band called Merging Traffic. They had a hit song called “Bit by Bit” which he sang and played bass on. They were the opening act for Credence Clearwater Revival while he was freshman at the University of Arkansas. While still a student there, he enlisted in the Navy. He spent most of his four-year service in the Tonkin Gulf in Vietnam and in the North Atlantic. Upon his return from service, his Decca recording contract was null and void. It was then that he headed to Nashville to help his brother, Jerry, build and run a recording studio on 18th Avenue South, The Shook Shack. There he landed a job with Jerry Reed and played bass and sang with the band on the soundtrack for “Smokey and the Bandit”. The band opened Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida with Burt Reynolds and The Bee Gees. He travelled and recorded with Jerry Reed for the next seven years. Richard played with the like of James Brown, Chet Atkins, BB King, and a long list of country and gospel greats. He played the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw several times.

His career was ended in 2004 after another car hit him head-on, causing a stroke and leaving him paralyzed on his right side, and unable to speak, read, or write. He spent years of physical therapy at the Nashville VA and years of speech therapy at Bill Wilkerson Speech at Vanderbilt. He continued to learn to read, write, walk and talk up until a few weeks ago. He died of a rare cancer, ampullary adenocarcenoma, with a fight to the end. He was so determined, never complained, and lived life happily. He was a joy to all and will be truly missed. The gates were open when he arrived in heaven.

floral squareA graveside service with Military Honors will take place at a later date at Nashville National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Giving In Faith Together (GIFT) or 2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204.

The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for James Edward Redfern 

James Edward Redfern, 55, of Springfield, passed away on Monday June 29, 2020 at North Crest Health.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday July 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother James Sawyers officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Derrick Redfern, Bryant Hassell, T.C. Collins, Kevin Collins, Spencer Henderson, Dustin Redfern, Marshall Franklin, and Bradley Gober. The family received friends on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

James was born July 6, 1964 in Springfield. He was a logger and truck driver and was of the Baptist faith. James enjoyed collecting guns and coins. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. James is survived by his son: Eathan Redfern of Greenbrier, his daughters and son-in-law: Shellie Redfern Freeland and husband John of Greenbrier, Jessica Redfern of Greenbrier, and Stevie Redfern of Cross Plains, by his father: Freddy Redfern floral squareand wife JoAnn of Portland, by his mother: Patsy Anderson and husband Darryl of Portland, by his step-sons: Joe and Matthew Pointer both of Springfield, by his brother: Dwayne Redfern of Cross Plains, by his sisters and brother-in-law: Rhonda and Tommy Collins of Cross Plains, Renee Redfern of Cross Plains, Rita Redfern of Cross Plains, and Robin Redfern of Springfield, by his grandchildren: Shyann and Jaycee Freeland both of Greenbrier, and by several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Dustin Wayne Hinkle

Dustin Wayne Hinkle, 35, of Greenbrier, passed away on Sunday June 28, 2020 at North Crest Health.

Funeral services were conducted Monday July 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Steve Carter officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Chris Jackson, David Crane, Preston Carter, Stetson Carter, Blake Hinkle, Barret Carter, Cody Pacheco, and Jackson Carter serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was Tim Johnson. The family received friends on Sunday July 5th from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Dustin was born November 29, 1984 in Springfield. He worked as a forklift operator and was of the Baptist faith. Dustin enjoyed playing poker and shooting pool. He loved football, especially the Miami Dolphins and the UT Vols. Dustin was preceded in death by his grandparents: Porter and Jean Cook, Lacy and Helen Hinkle, by his aunt: Rita Hinkle, and by his uncle: Steve Cook.

floral squareDustin is survived by his parents: Terry and Dawn Cook Hinkle of Greenbrier, by his daughter: Natalie Grace Hinkle of Greenbrier, by his brother: Brandon Hinkle of Greenbrier, by his sister and brother-in-law: Chelsea and Kenneth Cooper of Springfield, and by his niece and nephews: McKenna Cooper, Bentley Cooper, and Blake Hinkle.

Memorial contributions may be made payable to Robertson County Funeral Home for the Natalie Grace Hinkle benefit fund. All donations can be sent c/o the funeral home.

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Arrangements for Lewis M. “Mack” Baker:

Lewis M. “Mack” Baker departed this life on June 29, 2020 at North Crest Medical Center in Springfield, Tennessee. He was born in Robertson County on August 19, 1951 to the late Elizabeth Jean Drake and Lewis Washington.
He was educated in the Robertson County School System. Lewis professed his faith in Christ at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and later attended Penick Chapel AME Zion Church with his wife, Joyce Baker who preceded in death after 36 wonderful years of marriage.
While in Indianapolis he retired as a security guard after many years from Pinkerton Security. He moved back to Tennessee from Indianapolis, IN.

He enjoyed watching Westerns, listening to music and spending time with his family.

He leaves to cherishes his memories: five loving children: Karen Skipwith, Marcelyn Williams, Debbie Howard, Jo Alice Porter (Cornell) Brooks and Geron (Debra) Porter; brothers: Claude Baker, James Barbee, Roy Barbee, Terry (Ilene) Baker, Derrick Barbee and Jeffrey Washington; sisters: Beverly Faye Baker, Deniece Jones, floral squareCynthia Ellis, Tracey (Wayne) Hoosier and Catherine (Eddie) Jackson. He also leaves his lovingly memories to a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Service was Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home Chapel with Minister D’Erica Baker, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Robert “Buddy” William Pitt

Robert “Buddy” William Pitt, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Buddy was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was an avid fisherman and all-around outdoorsman. He was the #1 Titans fan, attending every game. He graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1974, and then received a BS from WKU. He was also a Jehovah’s Witness.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Guthrie. He is survived by his father, Billy D Pitt; sons, Jordan Pitt (fiancé, Erin Clingerman) and his mother Gay Pitt, Rob (Melissa) Pitt and his mother Kymberlee Sims, and Paul Martin; sister, Mindy (Ruben) Molina; grandchild, Tristin Pitt; and nephew, Luca Molina.

floral squareDue to health concerns, a private family memorial was held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville, with a larger Celebration of Life to be scheduled at a later date for friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Lisa Jones

Lisa Ann Jones, age 47 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tennessee at 4 o’clock pm, Tuesday, July 7th with Bro. Corey Minter officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home in Pleasant View, Tuesday, from 2:00PM until the hour of service at 4:00PM.

Lisa was born on July 17, 1972 in Nashville, Tennessee to Alfred Swarner, Jr. and Vicki Toll Lynch. She was a homemaker and loved to work in her garden and flowers. She loved to fish, cook, and do lots of canning. Lisa was of the Free Will Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Bob & Betty Sue Toll and Alfred, Sr. & Evelyn Swarner.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Ricky Jones; sons, Trace, Ryan, and Dylan Ellis; brothers, Austin, Dustin, Bud Swarner and Ezri Rediker; sisters, Emma Batainch, Sharon Diamond, and Brittany Lynch; and a granddaughter, SaylaCruz Jones.

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 Bonnie Harris

Bonnie Lawrence Harris, age 86, of Clarksville, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at her home.

A Graveside Service was held Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1pm in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Jon Justice officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Wes Hall, Whitman Hall, Scott Harris, Blake Mangrum, Frank Smith, Jack Kennedy, Ronnie James and Charles Mangrum.

Mrs. Harris was born August 27, 1933 in Stewart County, Tennessee to the late Charlie Blake and Ruby Travis Lawrence. She worked at Acme Boot and was a Christian. She was loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Harris is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Hugh Harris, her sisters, Charleen James, Mildred Collake and Janie Johnson and her brother, Billy Joe Lawrence.

floral squareMrs. Harris is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Donna Harris of Mt. Juliet; daughter, Dean Kennedy of Clarksville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Frank Smith of Adams and Betsy and Charles Mangrum of Fairview; and grandchildren, Kellie (Wes) Hall, Scott Harris and Brittney Kennedy.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Tennova Hospice. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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