In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week June 14, 2019

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In Loving Memory: Obituaries From June 5-14, 2019

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Obituary for Robert Donnie Barry

Robert Donnie Barry, 74, of Cross Plains, departed this life on Thursday June 13, 2019 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. To honor his request, his remains will be cremated, and no services are scheduled. Donnie was born January 19, 1945 in Robertson County to the late Robert E. and Mary Dixon Barry. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Cross Plains United Methodist Church. After retiring from truck driving, Donnie worked five years for the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department. He enjoyed horseback riding, watching car racing, working in his yard, floral squareand going to/having yard sales. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson: Christopher Rye.

Donnie is survived by his wife of 57 years: Martha Stewart Barry of Cross Plains, by his daughter: Sharon Kaye Rye of Cross Plains, by his brother: Sammy Barry of Cross Plains, and by his sisters: Sue Iwanowski and Jamie Hamby both of Cross Plains.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Daniel Jay Clinard

Daniel Jay ClinardAge 37 of Prattville, AL, formerly of Springfield, TN, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 in Hendersonville, TN. He was born September 17, 1981 in Springfield, TN to Paul and Rita Hawkins Clinard. He worked as an electrician. He was a “Simple Man” who was full of life and was a wealth of information on various subjects. He loved life and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed martial arts and held a black belt in karate.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents,William Wallace & Bonnie Pauline Clinard; maternal grandparents, Marlin and Katie Hawkins. He is survived by his parents, Paul and Rita Clinard; brother, Joshua Clinard, all of Prattville, AL; floral square2 nephews, Mason Clinard and Carter Clinard, Wetumpka, AL; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation is planned for Saturday, June 22, 2019 1-3pm at the funeral home.

Robertson County Funeral Home in White House, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Kimberly Dawn Miller

Kimberly Dawn MillerKimberly Dawn Miller, age 50 of Springfield, died Thursday, June 13, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Her remains rest at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield where services will be conducted at 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 with Brother Joe Rushing officiating. Entombment will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Tony Walton, Mark Walton, Jerry McEwing, Patrick Miller, Shannon Pendergraft, Aaron Farris, and Matt McEwing serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00pm and Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00pm at the funeral home.

Kimberly was born on March 12, 1969 in Springfield to the late Hillis Kemp and Linda Fay McEwing Walton. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband, Willard Dean Haught. Kimberly was a former teachers aid for the Robertson County School System and of Church of Christ faith.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband, Patrick Miller of Springfield; daughter, Savanna Haught of Springfield; brother, Scott McEwing of Orlinda; sister, Tonya Walton of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; grandchildren, Lennox Demoss, Koulsen Stefko. The family request that any donations be made to the American Cancer Society. All donations may be sent care of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home.

Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Harley Ann Baker

Harley Ann Baker, 62, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday June 15th at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Jon Briggs officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral Home.

Harley was born December 19, 1956 in Springfield. She was of the Baptist faith. Harvey had worked as an Administrative Assistant for Shared Hospital Services.

floral squareShe was preceded in death by her father: Robert G. Fuqua. Harley is survived by her son: Mitch Hale of Ridgetop and by her mother: Martha Evetts of Greenbrier.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for John L. Matthews

John L. Matthews, 95, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday June 11, 2019 at The Waters of Robertson.

Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday June 15th at 10:00 a.m. in the Matthews Cemetery at 4625 Matthews Rd. in Cedar Hill. His brother, Lynn Matthews, will officiate along with Masonic Rites from Western Star Lodge in Springfield. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Matthews was born February 23, 1924 in Robertson County to the late John H. and Mary Jo Darden Matthews. He retired from CEI in Springfield as Supervisor of Security and was a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Matthews owned and operated Matthews Meat Locker in Springfield for over 40 years. He was known for his Matthews Country Hams. Mr. Matthews was a Mason and was a member of Springfield Western Star Lodge #9 for over 60 years. He loved hunting, fishing, and all his animals. M

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives: Grace Brantley Matthews and Mary Lou Adams Matthews, his son: John B. Matthews, and by his siblings: Lynda Draper, Albert and Ray Matthews. Mr. Matthews is survived by his son: Clay (Heather Proctor) Matthews of Hermitage, his brothers: Billy Matthews of Springfield and Lynn Matthews of Warner Robbins, GA, his sister: Judy Parker of Alabama, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Calvin Michael “Cal” Porter

Calvin Michael “Cal” Porter of Hendersonville, TN and formally of Springfield, TN, died Tuesday June 11, 2019 at his home.

A celebration of Life service was held at 3 pm on Thursday June 13, 2019 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Eddie Bellar and Rev. Don Hutchinson officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeb Lax, Justin Martin, Chet Lax, Cal Lax, Grady Martin, and Bobby Tanner serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 12 noon until service time.

Cal was born October 13, 1950 in Davidson Co, TN to the late Calvin Henry and Mary Moore Porter. His sister, Debbie Henderson also preceded him in death. He was a member of Springfield First UMC where he served on many boards and committees. Cal graduated from Springfield High School in 1968 and was a member of the school’s first baseball team and quarterbacked the winningest football team in the school’s history. The team won the North Central Conference Championship, the Tobacco Bowl trophy and the Football Officials’ Sportsmanship trophy.

He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp Reserve. His military service was sandwiched in between his college education, graduating with a BS in Animal Science from UT Martin in 1975 where he was member of the inaugural UT Martin Rodeo Team. He loved to hunt, fish and playing and watching sports of all kinds. Cal loved the outdoors but his passion was his family.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Mary Love Porter, his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Mac Porter Lax and Jeb, Manry Porter Martin and Justin all of Hendersonville, a brother and sister-in-law, Stan and Amber Porter of Lewisburg, TN and grandchildren, Chet Lax, Cal Lax, Libby Lax, Grady Martin and Sarah Love Martin.

The family request if so desired, memorial donations may be made in Cal’s memory to the Springfield First United Methodist Church or the Davidson Academy Athletic Department. All donations may be sent care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Billy Edward Baldwin

Billy Edward Baldwin, 77, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday June 9, 2019 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday June 12th at 3:00 p.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Johnny Baldwin officiating. Pallbearers were John Bartlett, Ronnie Johnson, Chase Warren, Michael Baldwin, Josh Johnson, Austin Dorsey, and Walker Weaver. The family received friends on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mr. Baldwin was born February 4, 1942 in Adairville, KY to the late Willie Edward and Emma Williams Baldwin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a retired machinist from Peterbilt. Mr. Baldwin loved farming, his cows, mowing, and watching boxing, Judge Judy, and Fox News floral squareon TV. His is survived by his wife of 31 years: Wanda Burney Baldwin of Springfield, his daughters: Kim Baldwin Weaver of Springfield, Christy Baldwin Bartlett and husband John of Federalsburg, MD, and Tammy Johnson Dorsey of Woodstock, GA, by his son: Ronnie Johnson and wife Roseanne of Springfield, by his sister: Joan Baldwin Hughes of Adairville, KY, and by his grandchildren: Chase Warren, Desi Weaver, Johnna Weaver, Walker Weaver, Austin Dorsey, Kyle Dorsey, Olivia Dorsey, and Josh Johnson.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Robert Franklin Atwood

Robert Franklin Atwood, Sr., 95, of Gallatin, passed from this life on Saturday June 8, 2019 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday June 11th at 11:00 a.m. in the Wilson County Memorial Park in Lebanon with Brother Bruce Raley officiating. The family received friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home in Gallatin.

Mr. Atwood was born June 15, 1923 in Smith County to the late Lon and Alma Smith Atwood. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, having served in WWII. Mr. Atwood was a member of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville and was retired from Tennessee Building Products. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children: Gradie Lee Jennings Atwood, by his son: Robert F. “Bobby” Atwood, Jr., by his brother: Lonnie Atwood, and by his sisters: Ruth Agee and Margie Floyd.

floral squareMr. Atwood leaves to cherish his memory, his wife: Ruby Atwood of Gallatin, his sons and daughters-in-law: Ronald L. and Leanne Atwood of Lebanon, Danny and Jeannie Atwood of Bowling Green, KY, and Faye Atwood of Hartsville, his sisters: Thelma Tubb of Oak Ridge, Lucille Lewis of Alexandria, and Jodene Vantrease of Gallatin, his grandchildren: Robert (Beverly) Atwood, III, April (Rance) Lewis, Lonnie (Catherine) Atwood, Dallas (Jennifer) Atwood, Jennifer Atwood, Katie Atwood, and Laura Beth Atwood, and by 12 great grandchildren.

The family request, if so desired, memorial contributions be made to Gideons International

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Elizabeth Jeanette Mantlo

Elizabeth Jeanette Mantlo, 70, of Adams, passed from this life on Thursday June 6, 2019 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville.

Graveside services were conducted Monday June 10th at 1:00 p.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tim Harris officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Arms, Jay Arms, Carson Arms, Stanley West, Luke West, and John West. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Elizabeth was born February 19, 1949 in Springfield to the late Lewis Owen Mantlo and the late Sue Lillian Brown Mantlo. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Springfield. Many would consider Elizabeth’s life to have been challenged, but she never met a challenge in her life that she couldn’t and didn’t overcome. Cerebral palsy left her with a crippled hand and leg, but she walked anywhere she wanted to go and could tie her shoes with one hand. She never learned to read, but she could sing every song in her church hymnal and never miss a word or a beat. She loved to walk all over Opryland and was never afraid to get on any ride, and she rode them all. She had a great love for children, and nothing made her happier than holding a baby in her arms or small child in her lap. The two highlights of her life were watching Texas Walker Ranger on TV and listening to all her favorite music on her cd’s. The one’s she played the most and loved the best were the ones that were by Elvis Presley. She loved her family of which she always enjoyed their visits, but if you were going to visit then you better bring her the biggest Coca-Cola you could find. Elizabeth lived a life of constant pain, but she never complained. If you were her friend, then you had a true friend as long as you treated her good and didn’t get on her bad side. Elizabeth was envied by her four sisters because of her beautiful skin. She was each sister’s favorite, but she loved them all the same. She loved her son David, of whom she always called “my baby” and her grandson Cole. Elizabeth considered her caregiver Nicole as family, and she loved both Nicole and her two children as if they were her own family.

Elizabeth’s life was difficult, and many days were a challenge, but she always pressed on. Because of her health, she didn’t have the opportunity of a receiving a formal education in her life, but Elizabeth was able to educate so many and taught so much to many people during her seventy years on this earth. She taught kindness, compassion, strength, sweetness, patience, and a wonderful love for God. Many were touched by Elizabeth’s life, but those that were touched the most were the ones that were able to hear and share her infectious laugh. Whatever she was doing, she always laughed and enjoyed every minute it.

floral squareIn addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her son: David Lynn Mantlo. Elizabeth leaves those she loved so much to cherish her memory, her sisters and brothers-in-law: Beverly and Donnie Arms of Springfield, Patricia Reynolds of North Carolina, Rita and Terry Kirby of Crossville, Toni and Mike Caudill of Gadsden, her grandson: Cole Mantlo, her caregiver: Nicole Snow of Adams, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Sam Krantz

Sam KrantzSteven “Sam” Wayne Krantz, age 58, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at 3:00PM, Thursday, June 13th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with George Hossman officiating. Burial followed at Krantz Cemetery in Joelton with Stevie Rigsby, Tony Burkhart, Melvin Jody Morrison, Brandon Landrum, Jeff Orange, and Butch Rose serving as pallbearers.

The family receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 3:00PM.

Sam was born on November 15, 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Dalton and Nancy Rediker Krantz. He was a very good mason in the construction business and loved to ride and work on his tractor.

floral squareSam is survived by a brother, Ricky Krantz; sisters, Brenda (John) Collins and Sherry (David) Collins; and nieces, Angela Landrum, Amanda Collins, Wendy Collins, and Dusty Hudgins.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Sam Krantz funeral fund and made payable to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, TN.

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Obituary for Sharon Lee Turrentine

Sharon Lee TurrentineAge 75 of Cottontown went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 10, 2019 at her home. She was born July 12, 1943 in Kansas City, MO to Lloyd and Donna York White. She enjoyed attending sporting events and plays, especially those for her children and grandchildren. She loved animals, especially dogs, amusement parks and roller coasters. She loved to serve people and enjoyed baking pies, especially coconut cream. The most important thing to her was spending time with her family. Mrs. Turrentine was a member of City on a Hill Church Nashville.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Don White. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Wilfred Turrentine, Cottontown, TN; daughter, Cherie (Neal) Morse, Cottontown, TN; 3 grandchildren, Chad (Whittney) Hoerner, Wil (JoAnna) Morse and Jayda (Brandon) Haley; 3 great-grandchildren, Zella, Maddox and Lucas Hoerner.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Todd Morrell officiating. Visitation with the family was held one hour prior to the service, 6-7pm at the funeral home. Inurnment in the Hillcrest columbarium will be scheduled at a later date.

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Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN.

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Obituary for Tijuana Cooperman

Tijuana CoopermanTijuana Jo Cooperman, age 66, of Goodlettsville, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at her home.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 14, 2019 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Burial will follow in the White Hill Community Church Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mrs. Cooperman was born May 30, 1953 in Pampa, Texas. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. She had a kind and gentle spirit and was a friend to everyone she knew.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Cooperman is preceded in death by her husband, Barry Cooperman, her brother and two sisters.

Mrs. Cooperman is survived by her son, Chad (Amie) Douglas of Gallatin; daughter, Jennifer (Charlie) Morris of Goodlettsville; sister, Lila Thompson of Carlsbad, NM; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

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

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Obituary for Marvin Anderson

Marvin AndersonMarvin Eugene Anderson, age 74, of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Friday, June 7th, 2019 at the Waters of Cheatham.

A Celebration of Life service was held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tuesday, June 11th, at 1:00PM with Bro. Ronnie Anderson officiating. Burial followed on Friday, June 14th, at 11:00AM in the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Ln., Nashville, TN. 37221, with family serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home, Tuesday, June 11th from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Anderson was born on November 5, 1944 in Nashville, TN to the late William and Catherine Breedlove Anderson. He was a veteran in the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Model A Ford car club. He was retired from NES, where he was a meter technician. He was a member of Pleasant View First Baptist Church.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Clarence and Oscar Anderson; and sister, Margaret Cate.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Anderson; son, Matthew Anderson; daughter, Tonia (Dan) Bush; and grandchildren, Justin, Kirsten, and Rachel Catherine Bush.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View First Baptist Church, 2555 Hwy 49E, Pleasant View, TN 37146.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, TN.

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Obituary for Joyce Spradley

Joyce SpradleyJoyce Vogle Spradley, age 58, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at her home.

A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 5pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.

Visitation with the family was held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3pm until the hour of service at 5pm.

Ms. Spradley was born August 4, 1960 in Elkton, Kentucky to the late Wallace and Geneva Moss Vogle. She worked as an Animal Control Officer for the City of Springfield. Ms. Spradley was a kind and caring person. She loved people, especially her family, and tried to keep everyone around her happy.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Ms. Spradley is preceded in death by her brothers, Raymond Vogle and Michael Vogel, and her sister, Cynthia Elliott.

Ms. Spradley is survived by her daughters, Amanda (Mario Herron) Spradley and Leslie Jones, both of Springfield; and grandchildren, Dabrailyn Spradley and A’Nashia Utley.

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

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