In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week July 18, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries June 12-18, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries June 12-18, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for William Kenneth Slate

William Kenneth Slate, 94, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday July 17, 2021, at his home. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday July 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Spring Hill Cemetery on Gallatin Rd. in Nashville with Brother Marvin Crouch and Brother Johnny Trail officiating. Pallbearers will be Toby Slate, Dakota Slate, Ty Slate, Tuff Slate, Cody Smith, Andrew Smith, Phillip Jason McDougal, and John McDougal, Jr. There will be no public visitation prior to the graveside service on Thursday.

Mr. Slate was born August 5, 1926, in Red Boiling Springs to the late Dudley Cordell and Myrtle Newberry Slate. He was a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Slate was a retired plumber and was a longtime member of Hillcrest Church of Christ. He loved anything that allowed him to be outdoors, especially camping, fishing, and boating, and he was always finding something that needed repairing or sprucing up a touch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Glendle and Charlie Slate, and by his son-in-law: Randy Berry.

Mr. Slate is survived by his wife of 74 years, Jean Roberts Slate of Springfield, by his daughters and sons-in-law: Jean Berry of Springfield, Shirley Irene and John McDougal of Greenbrier, Bonita and Stan Lillie of Huntsville, AL, by his son and daughter-in-law: Philip and Diana Slate of Springfield, by his grandchildren: Elizabeth Smith, John McDougal, Jr., Jason McDougal, Toby Slate, Tabitha Carter, Jana Barrier, Amanda Miller, Ryan Berry, and floral squareJayme Berry, and by his 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Slate’s memory to Liberte Ministries, Potter Children’s Home, or Hillcrest Church of Christ. 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 Tula Rediker

Tula Belle Rediker, age 90 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Sunday, July 18, 2021 at the Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services will be conducted at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 24th, with Bro. Corey Minter officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday, from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mrs. Rediker was born on February 25th, 1931 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Thomas Jefferson and Johnie Ellen Knight Raymer. She loved her family and was a very devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a mother to many others. She was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Rediker; siblings, Grady Raymer, G.W. Raymer, Danie Yaney, Mildred Herron, Eula Drake, Betty Ford, and Jeanne Binkley; and great-granddaughter, Caroline Anderson.

Survivors include her daughters, Delone (Donnie) Anderson, Vanessa (John) Harris, Rhonda DeGeare, and Cathy (Frank) Barton; grandchildren, Col. Chaplain, Richard (Faith) Anderson, Charity (David) Muscarella, Brandon (Deena) Beecher, Shayne Harris, and Craig (Mallory) Beecher; and great-grandchildren, Jack floral squareand Jon Anderson, Elias Roman, Siena Muscarella, Rylee and Ally Beecher, and Sadie and Lydia Beecher.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 17th Ave. North, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 or New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, 1285 New Hope Road, Joelton, Tennessee 37080.

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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 William Johnson

William Maydell Johnson, known by many as “Bill” or “Willie”, age 94 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Friday, July 23rd, with his daughter, Rev. Donna LaRue Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View United Methodist Church Cemetery with Michael Wayne Dunn, William Ray Dunn, Ronnie Balthrop, Arnold Allen, and Wayne Head serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8PM and again on Friday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Johnson was born on November 29, 1926 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Turner & Emma Johnson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. He was retired after 25 years with Genesco, also working for Acme Boot and most recently retiring for health reasons at Tony’s Foodland as the breadman. Mr. Johnson loved to work in his garden and loved to go dancing at the Senior Citizen Center. He was a Christian.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by the mother of his children, Nancy Sue Hinkle; daughters, Nancy Kay Milburn, Jackie Grace Searles; and five brothers & sisters.

floral squareSurvivors include his daughters, Rev. Donna LaRue Johnson and Linda Cheryl Lawrence; five grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Cheatham County Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 52, Ashland City, Tennessee 37015.

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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 James Donald Broadrick

Age 70 of White House passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at his home. He was born November 2, 1950 in Portland, TN to Hubert & Virginia Rebecca Bailey Broadrick. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Tri County Baptist Church. Donnie enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, operating heavy equipment, watching football, especially the Titans, watching westerns on tv and just kicking back and listening to music. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Bobby Broadrick. He is survived by his sons, Jonathan (Sherry Cokeley) Broadrick and James Brian Broadrick; daughter, Tammy Lynn Coffin; brothers, Dale (Cheryl) Broadrick and Ricky (Corinna) Broadrick, all of White House, TN; 6 grandchildren, Bobby, Iliganoa, Chase, Maddie, Makana and Lillian.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5-9PM and Thursday, July 22, 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 Walter Edward “Ed” Gibbs

Walter Edward “Ed” Gibbs, 63, of Cottontown, passed away on Tuesday July 13, 2021, at NorthCrest Health.

A Celebration of Life service was conducted Saturday July 17th at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Gardner and Tim Harris officiating. The family received friends on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ed was born May 19, 1958, in Springfield, to the late Carl and Ann Catherine Ellis Gibbs. He was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1977. Ed worked as a store manager with Yankee Candle Company, and he attended City of Faith Church in Springfield. He collected Fiesta Ware, loved traveling, cooking, gardening, and flowers. Ed loved his family and friends, especially spending time with them and cooking for them. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his husband: Scott Bowers and by his brother-in-law: Bubba Gezley.

floral squareEd is survived by his brother and sister-in-law: Carl Timothy “Jake” and Judy Gibbs of Warrior, AL, by his sisters: Kimberly Ann Gibbs Gezley and Patti Frances Gibbs Campbell both of Springfield, by his nieces: Loni (Bo) Mantooth, Katelyn (Erica) Edinger, by his nephews: Brandon Ellis, Brent Ellis, Jacob (Claire) Gezley, Dylan McCreary, and Hunter Gibbs, by his partner: Steve Honea, and his children: Jonathan and Joanne Honea all of Springfield, and by his 7 great nieces and nephews.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for James Oscar Applewhite

Age 76 of White House went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 21, 2021 at his home. He was born October 7, 1944 in Athens, GA to James Oscar Applewhite, II and Miriam Beckwith Applewhite. He worked as a civil engineer for TVA until his retirement. Mr. Applewhite proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lynda Applewhite, White House, TN; son, Kevin (Sarah) Applewhite, Belmont, Massachusetts; daughter, Kelly (Tim) Amyx, White House, TN; brother, Gary (Janice) Applewhite, Salisbury, NC; sister, Ann (John) Clifford, Newport News, VA; 2 grandchildren, Ryan Applewhite and Jason Applewhite.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held Saturday, July 17, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville at 11am. Visitation with the family was held Saturday, July 17, 2021 9am until the time of the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville in his memory.

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

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Obituary for James D Broadrick

Arrangements are Incomplete at this time

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Obituary for Iris Grace Carrillo

Age 67 of Millersvile passed away Friday, July 16, 2021 at her home. She was born May 6, 1954 in LA County, California to Arthur D. Hamann and Mary S. Shapley. She worked as a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her husband and their home. While living in California, she enjoyed raising and caring for horses. After marrying her husband, she cared for his children like her own and was a very loving mother.

floral squareShe is preceded in death by her parents; 1 brother; 4 sisters. She is survived by her loving husband, Manuel Carrillo; son, Richard D. Hamann, both of Millersville, TN; 4 stepsons, Rafel (Irene) Carrillo, Manuel (Faviola) Carrillo, Jose (Anita) Carrillo and Miguel Carrillo; 2 step-daughters, Maria (Raul) Reyes and Martha Carrillo.

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 Richard Darrell Colley

Age 53 of Goodlettsville passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Orlinda, TN. He was born February 2, 1968 in Nashville, TN. He worked as a customer service manager for Surface Koatings and was a member of White House First United Methodist Church. He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather and son. Mr. Colley enjoyed spending time outdoors and was an avid hunter.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Colley. He is survived by his wife of 30-1/2 years, Kimberly Colley, Goodlettsville, TN; son, Zachery Blake (Taylor) Hampton; daughter, Ashleigh Taylor Manoloules, both of White House, TN; mother, Sandra Conner; brother, Matthew (Becca) Conner; sister, Amanda Colley, all of Hendersonville, TN; 4 grandchildren, Luke, Levi, Benjamin and Lana-Mechelle.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell FUneral Home in White House with Pastor Loyd Doyle officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Tuesday, July 20, 2021 4-8PM and Wednesday, July 21, 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 Janice Moore

Janice Rebecca Moore, age 63 of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Thursday, July 15, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 4:00PM with Bro. James Hayes officiating. Her grandsons, Dwayne Brown, Jr., Alex Brown, and Sarah Brown will serve as honorary pallbearers. Her remains will be cremated following the funeral service.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, July 18th from 2-6PM and again on Monday from 2:00PM until the hour of service at 4:00PM.

Janice was born on August 17, 1957 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late J.B. & Bertha Newland Chandler. She owned her own cleaning business and was a long time Cheatham County bus driver. She was a Christian.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Tanya Moore; brothers, John “Pat” Chandler and Robert “Mac” Chandler; and a sister, Annette Harris.

floral squareSurvivors include her daughter, Becky (Clint) Rose; sister, Betty R. Jameson; grandchildren, William Walker, Jordan Musarra, Karley Musarra, Dalton Stuard, and Leah Rose; her significant other, Dwayne Brown “Peanut”, and many loving nieces & nephews and beloved friends.

The college funds of Janice’s grandchildren were important to her, if so desired memorial contributions may be made to those funds.

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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 Harriett Rose McCay

Harriett Rose McCay, age 87 of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

There are no services scheduled for Ms. McCay at this time but if you would like to make a memorial contribution in her name, please go to www.musichealthalliance.com or to www.stjude.org/give

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

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Obituary for Mary Hill

Mary Elizabeth Hill, age 88 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Monday, July 19th, with Bro. Billy Ellis officiating and James Thomas Walker sharing memories. Burial will follow at EverRest of Cheatham with Baron Cutts, James Thomas Walker, Shane Staggs, Larry Whitworth, Kurt Heber, and Ron Balthrop serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5PM and again on Monday from 10AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mrs. Hill was born on January 24, 1933 in Neelyville, Missouri to the late Oscar & Dora Spitzig West. She had worked for Washington County Hospital in Chipley, Florida and Winfield Hospital in Alabama as a nursing assistant, and also a teaching assistant in Camilla, Georgia for 10 years. Most importantly, she was a pastor’s wife for 65 years. She loved her family and her grandchildren dearly. Mrs. Hill always loved giving and receiving hugs. She was a member of Heads Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Bud Hill; brother, Clifford West; and granddaughter, Brittney Menerey.

Survivors include her son, Paul (Elaine) Hill; daughter, Celecia (Baron) Cutts; brothers, Ray (Pat) West, Jim (Virginia) West, Glenn (Bessie) West, Gary (Martha) West, Lonnie West, Donnie West; sisters, Geneva “Weed” (Dick) Geffers, Shirley (Jerry) Sullivan; grandchildren, Cara Rausch, Cayla (Shane) Staggs, Lauren (Benjamin) Alday; and great-grandchildren, RJ Rausch, AJ floral squareMenerey, Bayley Thomas, and Coltyn Thomas.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Heads Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 2792 Heads Church Rd, Cedar Hill, Tennessee 37032.

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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 Gene Deen

Age 81 of Cross Plains passed away Monday, July 12, 2021 at his home. He was born August 12, 1939 in Blue Mountain, Mississippi to Willie Franklin & Mary Emma Gibson Deen. He worked as a forklift operator for Sears before his retirement. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Deen enjoyed raising a garden, cutting his grass, spending time outdoors and tinkering in his workshop.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bobby Deen; sister, Mary Elizabeth DiGiacomo. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Minerva Ann Deen, Cross Plains, TN; daughters, Paula (John) Bastian, Cross Plains, TN and Tori (James) Harper, Jackson, TN; brother, John P. (Pat) Deen, Northwood, Iowa; 8 grandchildren, Caleb, Cody, Laura, Rachel, Nathan, Amanda, Paige and Christian; 6 great-grandchildren with another one on the way.

floral squareFuneral service was held Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Jon Briggs officiating. Interment followed in Gallatin City Cemetery with military honors and with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Friday, July 16, 2021 11am 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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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

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 was held Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 2pm at Cherry Mound Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Young officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held 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 received 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 was held Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from the chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville with Kevin Minchey officiating. Interment followed 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 are 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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