In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week June 2, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week June 2, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries May 28-June 2, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Ross Enloe Kell

Ross Enloe Kell, age 95 of Hendersonville, passed away on June 2, 2020. He was born on June 19, 1924 in Spencer, TN.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Smith Denton Kell and Bonnie Heady Kell; his sisters, Minnie Nolan Kell and Sammy Baker; his wife, Rachel Geisler Kell; and his daughter, Katherine Harris (Kell).

floral squareHe is survived by his children, Bonnie Helen Pack, Ross Allen Kell (Betsy), Jama Elizabeth Matheney (Danny), Jonathan Shelby Kell (Starr), and Joseph Calvin Kell; 19 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

There will be a visitation for friends and family at 1:00pm with services to follow at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville, TN.

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We are honored that his family has entrusted his services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Larry Wayne Haley Jr

Larry Wayne Haley, Jr., age 39 of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. David Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Warren-Brinkley Cemetery with Michael Jackson, John Worsham, Nan Yates, Robert Butterworth, Greg Hopkins, Brian Keith, Bubba Knight and Thomas Mooneyhan serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9am until the hour of service at 11am.

Mr. Haley was born May 18, 1981 in Nashville to the late Larry Wayne Haley, Sr. and Mrs. Gloria Forrest Haley of Springfield. He was also preceded in death by mate Aubrey Elise Osbourne, the mother of his children. He worked at Ashburn Property Maintenance and was a fan of the “TN Vols” and the “49ers”.

floral squareIn addition to his father, Mr. Haley is preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Jenice Jackson.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Jaxson A. Haley of Springfield; daughter, Darrlyin R. Haley of Springfield; brother, Michael Jackson of Madison; special friend, Toni Parks and his dachshund and best friend, “Angel”.

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

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Obituary for Jeffrey Wayne Reason

Jeffrey Wayne Reason, age 43 passed away, Tuesday June 2, 2020 at his residence.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, June 8th at 4 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield. The family will receive friends from 1pm to 4pm at the funeral home on Monday, June 8.
Jeff was born in Springfield, TN on December 22, 1976 to Jerry Lee Reason, Sr and the late Connie Marie Arms Reason. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Marie Reason.

floral squareHe was a self-employed hardwood floor installer. He loved playing pool, pokemon go, golf, playing cards, horse shoes and football.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Hallman Reason; father, Jerry Lee Reason, Sr; children, Bobby Lynn. Hagler, Lisa Marie McCroy, Dalton Wayne Reason; brothers, Jerry “Lee” Reason, Jr, William Alvin Reason; grandchildren, Rayne McCroy-Jones, Raven McCroy-Jones, Noelle Jenkins, Norah Jenkins, Brooklynn Hagler, Neaveh Hagler, Bobby Hagler, Jr and Tyson Hagler.

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Services entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut Street Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Codie Dewayne Adams

Codie Dewayne Adams, 31, of Greenbrier, passed away on Monday June 1, 2020. (In the Media)

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday June 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Donnie Bryant and Reverend Bob Carroll officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Everyone is asked to respect the CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Codie was born September 6, 1988. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Greenbrier. He enjoyed farming and fishing. The highlight of Codie’s life was spending time with his son Noah. Codie was preceded in death by his mother: Kerrie Rippy Adams, and by his grandparents: Jerry Adams, Charlotte Garrison, and Jerry Lynn Rippy.

floral squareCodie leaves to cherish his memory, his son: Noah Jayce Adams of Springfield, his father and step-mother: Shane and Laura Adams of Springfield, his grandmother: Shirley Jean Ramsey Adams of Greenbrier, his brother: Cole Adams of Greenbrier, his sister: Nikki Woods of Cedar Hill, his step-sisters: Courteney Capps and Shelby Bradshaw both of Springfield, and by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for James Dixon Blankenship

Age 88 of Springfield, TN passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at the Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN. He was born October 12, 1931 in Jackson County, TN to John Leslie & Letchie Mae Dixon Blankenship. James was the owner of Acme School Supply Company for more than 35 years and was involved in many community projects. He was a horse enthusiast, enjoying raising and showing Tennessee Walking Horses. He was a member of NSSEA and the Tennessee Walking Horse Association. Graduating from Jackson County High School, he went on to attend Tennessee Tech and then served in the US Army during the Korean War. James was also a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 54 years, Alice West; 2 sisters, Edna McCawley and Polly Murphy; daughter-in-law, Brenda Bean; son-in-law, Richard Chopyak. He is survived by stepson, Gerald G. Bean, White House, TN; stepdaughter, Harolene Chopyak, Scottsdale, AZ; his beautiful 93 year old sister, Frances Cassetty, Jackson County, TN; several loving nieces and nephews.

floral squareGraveside service and interment is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 1pm in White House Memorial Gardens with Bro. Sam Brown officiating. There is no public visitation planned. However, a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson Street Nashville, TN 37203.

Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Nancy Jo Bishop Glaus

Nancy Jo Bishop Glaus, formerly of West Palm Beach, Florida passed away at the age of 74 on Monday, June 1, 2020. Nancy was born in Memphis, TN and grew up in Savannah, TN.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Freeman Bishop; father, Joe Bishop; son, Andrew Glaus; husband of 49 years, C. Henry Glaus. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Linda Hagewood, White House, TN, Patricia (Jerry) Simons, Pasadena, TX; nieces, Jennie (Keegan) Graham, Pasadena, TX and Melissa (Tim) St. Martin, College Station, TX; nephews, Keith (Christy) Hagewood, White House, TN and Matthew (Danielle) Hagewood, Cottontown, TN; six great nieces, four great nephews and several cousins.

Nancy received her BA degree from Tennessee Technological University, where she met and married Henry in their senior year. Following graduation, they moved to Nashville, where she taught at the elementary school level for several years. Following Henry’s career path, they later moved to Maryville, TN and on to Florida, where they resided until Henry’s death in 2016.

Nancy loved her family very much, caring for her mother, who lived with them in Florida for 18 years following her fathers death. She volunteered much of her time at Joel’s school, where he was active in the band and other activities. Nancy was devastated by Joel’s death in 2015 and then losing Henry one year later. Following Henry’s death, Nancy moved to Springfield, TN, where she resided at Springfield Heights Assisted Living. She made friendships and became fond of several of the ladies there, including the staff.
floral squareA special thank you to the staff of Springfield Heights for their kind and thoughtful care of Nancy during the years she resided there and especially during her illness that led to the end of her life.

A graveside service will be held at White House Memorial Gardens, 3639 Us-31W, White House, TN on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 2pm, with Keith Hagewood and Jerry Simons presiding. There is no visitation planned.

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

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Obituary for Florence Alline Martin

Florence Alline Martin, age 97 of Hendersonville, went to be with the Lord on June 1, 2020.

She was born to Zack Taylor Martin and Vera Mai McMurtry Martin on February 6, 1923, in Hendersonville. Ms. Martin was Credit Manager for A & J Furniture in Nashville prior to her retirement. She served as Secretary/Treasurer of Shallowford Pentecostal Church for over 70 years. Alline was a Gallatin High School graduate. She was lovingly known to her entire family as ‘Auntie’.

Ms. Martin was preceded in death by her parents, Zack Taylor Martin and Vera Mai Martin of Hendersonville, Tennessee; brother, Robert Steven Martin (Tiny May) of Hendersonville; sisters, Nellie Blanche (Dewey) Clendening of Hendersonville and Lillian Inez (Chester) Adams of White House, Tennessee; long-time companion, Paul E. Adams of Hendersonville; nieces, Rebecca Jane (Robert A.) Blair, Betty Davis, Fay (Paul) Brinkley, Brenda Amons, and Robbie (John) Wix; and nephews, William Howard Martin and Bobby Gann.

Ms. Martin left behind nieces, Peggy Troutt, Barbara Dean Hornal, Inez (James) Hardison, Wanda Phillips and Charline Martin; a nephew, Bubba (Jackie) Martin; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation with her family will be on Thursday, June 4, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and again on Friday, June 5, from 10:00am until her Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Dr. Robert B. Blair, Rev. Timothy C. Hardison and Rev. Jim Murrell officiating.

floral squareInterment will follow at Beech Cemetery in Hendersonville. Richard Eschback, Alex Martin, Tony Martin, Charles Troutt, Danny Troutt, and Kenny Phillips will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include Bubba Martin, James Hardison, Alvin Sutton, Tim Woods and Tony Woods.

We are honored that her family has entrusted her care to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Peggy Roe

Peggy Jo Roe, age 68 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee died Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Peggy’s remains will be cremated and there are no services planned.

Mrs. Roe was born on October 23, 1951 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Harry and Clemmie Carptner Law. She retired as a correctional officer.

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 Jackie Ray Dobbs

Jackie Ray Dobbs, age 70, of Hendersonville, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Antioch. He had a wonderful sense of humor and he loved his family very much. He loved hard and he loved to be loved, and he was in love with music. He had an amazing voice that the Choir of Angels is now honored with.

Jackie was preceded in death by his father, Paul Thomas Dobbs; his mother, Ruby Fuqua Dobbs; and sister, Judy Dobbs Latimer. He is survived by his wife of 10½ years, Suzanne O. Dobbs; daughters, Shellee (Terry) Catignani, Leslie (Steven ) Burrow and stepdaughter, Audrey (Bryan) Phalen; stepson, Mark Roberts; sisters, Janice floral squareCleveland of Hendersonville and Joyce Brigham of McMinnville; brother, Jerry Dobbs of Midway, Georgia; grandchildren, Claire, Andrew (Drew) and Carmen Catignani, Makenzie, Mazie and Baylor Burrow, Zoe and Parker Phalen.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Mr. Dobbs will be announced in the near future.

We are honored that his family has entrusted his services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Bill Wilkinson

William “Bill” Gordon Wilkinson, Sr. died May 30, 2020. He was born in Gallatin, Tennessee on October 12, 1941.

There will be a private family funeral service at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View. Private burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Franklin Wilkinson, Andy Wilkinson, Drew Wilkinson, Drew McCollum, Al Wilkinson, and Wes Allen serving as pallbearers.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Sara Wilkinson; son, William G. Wilkinson, Jr; and brother, Wendell Wilkinson.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Wilkinson; sons, Franklin (Michelle) Wilkinson, Andy (Teri) Wilkinson; daughter, Gwen McCollum; grandchildren, Jessica (Shawn) Gordy, Drew (Liz) Wilkinson, Drew McCollum, Andrea McCollum, and Amelia Grace Wilkinson; great-grandchildren, Makenzie Gordy, Madison Gordy, and Mace Gordy.

floral squareBill was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle. He practiced law many years in Ashland City with law partner Bill Stinnett and secretary Grace Hamlett.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Adoration Hospice, 1210 Briarville Road, Madison, TN. 37115

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 Kaylor Ryan Scudder

Kaylor Ryan Scudder, age 29 of Hendersonville, TN passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Kaylor was born on June 16, 1990 to Richard and Julie Scudder. He graduated from Hendersonville High School in 2009 and MTSU in 2013.

Kaylor possessed an unwavering kindness that was ever present. His loyalty and generosity complimented his thoughtful and gentle spirit. Through his battle against cancer, he remained brave and selfless, always trying to protect the ones he loved. He will be remembered for his self-proclaimed “great” sense of humor and the love that was in his heart.

Kaylor is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Ann Scudder, and maternal grandfather, Walt Ray.

Kaylor is survived by his parents, Richard and Julie Ray Scudder; brother and sister-in-law, Kyle and Heather; sister, Anna; maternal grandmother, Barbara Ray; and paternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Nell Scudder.

Visitation with his family will be on Wednesday, June 3, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and again on Thursday, June 4, from 10:00am until his Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Dave Culbreath officiating.

floral squareInterment will follow at Beech Cemetery in Hendersonville. Brad Poe, Caleb Hayes, Nelson Christopher, Lukasz Krahel, Keith Pratt, Eric Giles, and Shane Spresser will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Sumner County, 16 Volunteer Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075 or online at sumnerhumane.org

You may offer your condolences online at www.austinandbell.com. 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 Kathy Ayers

Kathy Brown Ayers, age 62, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020 at The Waters of Robertson.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Michael Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville with Jonathan Brown, James Brown, Adam Stevenson, Joe Finley and Christopher Zentz serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Justis Osborne and Gary Ayers, II.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12pm until the hour of service at 2pm.

Ms. Ayers was born October 20, 1957 in Russellville, KY to the late William Thomas and Nancy Gibbs Brown. She loved painting, birds and collecting trinkets of birds, but especially loved her family.

In addition to her parents Ms. Brown is preceded in death by her sisters, Ruby Brown and Joyce Brown Corbin and her brothers, Jimmy Brown and Ronnie Brown.

floral squareMs. Ayers is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Heather Ayers of Springfield and Donald and Kasey Ayers of Portland; daughter and fiancé, Amy Osborne and Jay Freeman of Joelton; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Margie Brown of Keysburg, KY; and grandchildren, Gary Ayers, II, Jasmine Ayers, Ariel Osborne, Justis Osborne, Alayna Osborne and Jensen Osborne.

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

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Obituary for Harold D. McIntosh

Harold D. McIntosh, age 90 of Lebanon passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at Wilson Manor.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd at Springfield Memorial Gardens with Ronnie Ellis officiating.

He was born in Adairville, KY on March 1, 1930 to the late Curtis and Mattie Lou Hines McIntosh. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Reba Lee Watts McIntosh and a brother, Wayne McIntosh.

He was a technician at Electrolux and a member of Northside Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. He loved deep sea fishing, gardening, breakfast at Hardee’s and last but not least, he loved his family.

He is survived by daughter, Debbie M. (Ronnie) Ellis of Murfreesboro; brother, Robert Jewel McIntosh of Portland and granddaughter, Courtney L. Ellis of Murfreesboro

floral squareFamily and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund.

You may mail contributions to Northside Baptist Church, 655 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 or donate at nbconline.net.

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

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Obituary for Anne Swann

Anne Denning Swann, age 92, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 3pm at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She was laid to rest in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Benton Swann, Nathan Swann, Mac Swann, Wilson Swann, Brad Keith and Joe Letsinger serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Swann was born May 12, 1928 in Orlinda to the late Andrew “Jerry” and Nellie Hancock Denning. She was the Valedictorian for the Cross Plains High School Class of 1946 and was the secretary at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for 26 years where she was a member.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Caner Swann, her sister, Helen Turner, and her beloved aunt, Margarette Swann. Mrs. Swann is survived by her son and daughter-in-law,Joe and Vicki Swann of Springfield;sister, Linda floral squareCotter of Orlando FL;and grandchildren, Jenna Lea Swann, Benton CanerSwann and Nathan Thomas Swann. If sodesired memorial contributions may bemade to Mt. Carmel BaptistChurch. Any donations may besent in c/o Austin & Bell.

The funeral service will also be live-streamed on the Mt Carmel Baptist Church Facebook page.

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

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Obituary for Rev Robert Edward LeMay

Age 91, of Springfield, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, May 28, 2020 at his home. He was born November 29, 1928 in Memphis, TN to Charles Wesley & Gertrude Morgan LeMay. Bro. LeMay felt the call on his life to preach the gospel while driving a milk truck. He answered God’s call and was ordained as a minister on August 15, 1953. He pastored several churches in his more than 67 years of ministry. Some of those included Republican Grove Baptist, Murfreesboro, TN 1956-1958, Barfield Baptist Church, Barfield, TN 1958-1961, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Baker, FL 1961-1964, Calvary Baptist Church, Allentown, FL 1964-1967, Eastwood Baptist Church, Nashville, TN 1967-1974. Rock Springs Baptist Church, Columbia, TN 1974-1977, Harsh Chapel Baptist Church, Nashville, TN 1977-1989, Bethlehem Baptist Church Springfield, TN 1989-1997 and Cherry Mound Baptist Church 1998-2015. He was a great painter and enjoyed painting church baptistries. He built wooden trucks by hand and also became a chalk art pastor, sharing the gospel through art. Bro. LeMay was always eager to lend a helping hand to anyone and truly had the heart of a servant, a true “pastor’s heart”. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 64 years, Ruby Joan LeMay; daughter, Harriet Inez LeMay; son-in-law, Gary Johnson; 3 brothers, Charles, Jack and Jimmy; 2 sisters, Lavern and Frances. He is survived by his son, Charles Nathan LeMay, Virginia; daughter, Millie Johnson, Springfield, TN; brother, Hiram (Jesse) LeMay, Ooltewah, TN; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; special great granddaughter, Kristin (David) Kane.

floral squareFuneral service was held for Monday, June 1, 2020 at 1pm at Cherry Mound Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Tyson and Bro. Greg Young officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Sunday, May 31, 2020 4-8pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House and Monday, June 1, 2020 10am until the time of the service at Cherry Mound Baptist Church.

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Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Michael Roberts

Michael Harvey Roberts, age 80 of Joelton, Tennessee died Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

A Graveside service was held at 3 o’ clock pm on Monday, June 1st at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville with Pastor Blake Stiles officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View from 11:30AM-1:30PM on Monday, June 1st and then proceed to Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery for the graveside service at 3:00PM.

Mr. Roberts was born on February 16, 1940 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, to the late William Harvey and Mary Catherine Woodward Roberts. He was retired with over 20 years as a salesman with IBM and was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a guitarist and musician and performed with a lot of famous people. He was a member of Highland Chapel Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Roberts and brother-in-law, Floyd Robinson.

floral squareHe is survived by a sister, Joy Robinson; nieces, Kim, Debbie, Sherry, and Donna; a nephew, Tony; and a brother-in-law, Thomas Barber.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice at 1710 Patterson St. Nashville, Tn. 37203 or Highland Chapel Baptist Church at 7364 Hwy 41A, Cedar Hill, Tn 37032.

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 Jerry Albert Nicholson

Jerry Albert Nicholson, age 63, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services were held at 1 o’ clock pm on Saturday, May 30th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Pastor Randy Riggs and Pastor Mike Hollis officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with Richie Nicholson, Freddie Burcham, Robert “Boo” Watts, Landon Weinberg, Nathanial Benson, and B.J. Nicholson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Watts and David “Spanky” Spicer.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM on Saturday, May 30th.

Jerry was born on September 23, 1956 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late James Albert and Rebecca Hardin Nicholson. He was a farmer and enjoyed fishing and working in his vegetable garden. He was especially fond of his chickens and was of the Free Will Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Garry “Frog” Nicholson; and his sister, Sandra Ann Brown.

floral squareHe is survived by his son, Chad Nicholson; daughter, Stephanie Nicholson; brother, Michael Shane Nicholson; sisters, Kathy Jean (David “Spanky”) Spicer, and Pamela Kay (Jimmy) Oliver; grandson, Dustin Anthony Dearfield; nieces and nephew, Misty, Christy, Jerridene, Ashley, Jamie, Alea, Jessica, Ashley O., and B.J.

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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 Tommy Hale

Thomas Elliott “Tommy” Hale, age 76 of Springfield passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

There was an informal Visitation Memorial, Saturday, May 30th from 10 am to 2 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.
Tommy was born in Nashville, TN on March 27, 1944 to the late Glen and Elizabeth Elliott Hale. He was preceded in death by a sister, Terry Ann Hale.

He was a Veteran of the US Army and a member of the Greenbrier Post 45 of the American Legion. He loved riding motorcycles (48 states and Canada), working on cars or anything with a motor in it. He also loved fishing, the beach, fast cars and Corvettes.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Lori Ann Bates Hale; children, Richard A. (Tracey) Hale of Springfield, Amy Beth (Rob) Coleman of Knoxville, Tammy (Dennis) Bennett of Springfield, Zach (Whittney) Gibson of Franklin, KY; grandchildren, Kaylee Bennett, Christian Bennett and Ethan Bennett.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Legion Post 45, P.O. Box 160, Greenbrier, TN 37073.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier – 2619 Highway 41 S, Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Donald Brummett

Donald Ray Brummett, age 67, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

No services are planned at this time.

Mr. Brummett was born April 6, 1953 in Russellville, Kentucky to the late William and Louise Brummett. He worked in the Maintenance Department of Ridgetop Haven.

In addition to his parents Mr. Brummett is preceded in death by his twin brother, Ronald Brummett.

Mr. Brummett is survived by his life partner of more than 30 years, Betty Blackburn. Mr. Brummett is also survived by a multitude of extended family and friends who will all miss him every day.

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

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UPDATED SERVICE INFORMATION

Obituary Kenneth Lee Reynolds

Kenneth Lee Reynolds, 67, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center.

Memorial services will be conducted Friday June 5th at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Monty Stewart, Buddy Duffer, Randy Holland, Ricky Balthrop, Michael Cobb and Clyde Dean. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Everyone is asked to respect the CDC guidelines of social distancing.

Mr. Reynolds was born October 16, 1952 in Springfield to the late James Edward and Louise Priest Reynolds. He was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1971. He worked in automotive repair. Kenneth and his father established an auto repair business in Springfield until his father’s retirement. He married Angela Cook on August 17, 1973 and together they raised their family. Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his friends, fishing, barbequing and playing pool. After retirement, he enjoyed cruising the back country roads with friends enjoying the sites and nature.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Connie Reynolds Kloeckener. Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife Angela Cook Reynolds of Greenbrier and his son Nicholas of Springfield, his brother Jamie Reynolds of Springfield, and his sister Mary Reynolds of Paris, TN.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and 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 Sue Helen Robertson

Sue Helen Robertson, age 90 of Springfield, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. David Davidson officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 until 8 PM and Saturday from 12 noon until the hour of service. Everyone was asked to please respect the CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Mrs. Robertson was born March 2, 1930 in Carrol County to the late H.C. and Pearl Ceary Hillard. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Springfield and was a retired nurse. She loved flowers and working out in her yard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Jessie Brinley and Bruce Robertson; sons, Jackie Wayne Brinley and John Mark Brinley; brother, Bobbie Hillard; and sisters, Lillian Gillingham, Oberlan Johnson, and Della Ann Watson.

floral squareShe is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Wayne and Faye Brinley of Lebanon and David Joe Brinley of Medina; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Sue and Terry Fitzgerald of Springfield; brothers, Billie Joe Hillard of Bruceton, Norman Lee Hillard of Huntington, and Terry Lee Hillard of Houston, TX; sister, Bonnie Faye Noles of Bruceton; 11 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Daniel Lildred “Dan” Taylor

Daniel Lildred “Dan” Taylor, 73, of Greenbrier, passed away on Sunday May 24, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday May 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Covenant Confirmers Church, 300 10th Ave. E in Springfield, with Pastor Ron Baptiste officiating. Interment was at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday in the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. The family received friends at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time. It was asked that everyone please respect the CDC guidelines of social distancing.

Mr. Taylor was born November 22, 1946 in Nashville to the late George Daniel and Mildred Louise Pursel Taylor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during Vietnam, was a retired service rep with the automotive industry, and was a member of Covenant Confirmers Church in Springfield. Mr. Taylor loved wood working and motorcycles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Gary Taylor, and by his sister: Wanda Gann.

floral squareMr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 50 years: Mary Yahola Taylor of Greenbrier, by his sons and daughter-in-law: Jeremy Taylor of LaVergne, Toby and Stephanie Taylor of Lafayette, by his brother and sister-in-law: Tim and Andrea Taylor of Lebanon, by his sisters and brothers-in-law: Karen and Mac Talbert of Lebanon, Sharon and Roy Fields of Murfreesboro, by his four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Leonard Ray “Len” Pate

Leonard Ray “Len” Pate, 88, of Ashland City and formerly of Springfield, passed away on Sunday May 24, 2020 at Vantage Pointe Assisted Living in Ashland City.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday May 27th at 1:00 p.m. in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Reverend Dr. Jason Wilkerson officiating. Family members served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the Jim Porter Sunday School Class of Springfield First United Methodist Church. The family received friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home. It was asked that everyone respect the CDC guidelines of social distancing.

Mr. Pate was born August 10, 1931 in Hollywood, AL to the late Colonel L. and Ester Bell Stone Pate. He was a retired Warrant Officer with the U.S. Army, with over 21 years of service. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his service in Korea. Mr. Pate was a member of Springfield First United Methodist Church. He was followed in death by his wife, Freda Long Pate, who died just 11 hours after his death.

floral squareMr. Pate is survived by his children: Michael (Margaret) Pate of San Diego, CA, Joseph Lawrence of Ashland City, William (Kelly) Lawrence of Rainsville, AL, James (Teri) Lawrence of Mt. Juliet, and Sharon (Bob) Wilson of Chapmansboro, by his brother: Bobby Gene (Ann) Pate of Gulfport, MS, by 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Pauline “Polly” Holmes Smith

Pauline “Polly” Holmes Smith, 93, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday May 22, 2020 at North Crest Health.

A private family burial was held on Saturday May 23rd in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Martin Babb officiating. There was no public visitation.

Mrs. Smith was born December 22, 1926 in Orlinda to the late Paul and Irene Smart Holmes. She was a graduate of Orlinda High School, a homemaker, and a member of Springfield Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith enjoyed playing Bridge and she had an infectious laugh that she shared with all that knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Marvin L. Smith, Jr., who died on Monday, May 18th, of this week, and by her brother: Harry Holmes.

floral squareMrs. Smith is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Marvin L. “Lee” and Pam Smith, III of Springfield, by her grandson and granddaughter-in-law: Craig and Mallory Smith of Nashville, by her brother and sister-in-law: James Albert and Betty Holmes of Orlinda, by her nephew: Chris Holmes and wife Beth, and by her great nephew: Henry Holmes all of Owensboro, KY. Mrs. Smith first great grandchild will arrive in September of this year, and will be her great grandson.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Myles Owens, Jr.

Myles Owens, Jr., 52, of Springfield, passed away on Friday May 22, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center.

His remains were cremated and the family with have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a future date.

Myles was born January 4, 1968 in Nashville to the late Myles “M.B.” and Lorine Guthrie Owens. He worked for Metro Government in Sanitation and Recycling. Myles was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He loved spending time with all of his family, especially with his three brothers/best friends since Junior High School.

floral squareMyles is survived by his wife: Teresa Parrish Owens of Springfield, by his children: Shelby Owens of Springfield, Nikki Binzen of Greenbrier, and Shawn Owens of Springfield, by his sister: Regina Owens Scherer of Washington State, by his in-laws: Leroy and Faye Parrish of Springfield, and by his brothers/best friends since Junior High School: Jimmy Howell, Ron Mabry, and Chris Ray.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for W.J. Puckett

W.J. Puckett, age 86, of Coopertown, Tennessee, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at his home.

Funeral services were held at 11:30AM on Thursday, May 28th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Don Dungan officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 9:30AM until the hour of service at 11:30AM on Thursday, May 28th.

Mr. Puckett was born on April 27, 1934 in Smithville, Tennessee to the late Herbert and Myrtle Foutch Puckett. He was retired from the Aladdin Corporation where he worked as a machine operator. He loved to bowl and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Erma Hasty; brother, James Puckett; sisters, Nina Bain and Motie Shadowens; and step-son, Billy Hasty.

floral squareHe is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Meeks; step-daughters, Terry and Kim; a granddaughter, Angel (Jay) Petrone; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Nathan, Olivia, and Dontae; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

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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 “Chris” Christopher Tate

James Christopher “Chris” Tate, age 44 of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020.

There was a Graveside service at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 29th at Springhill Cemetery on Dividing Ridge Road, Goodlettsville with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating.

Chris was born June 3, 1975 in Springfield, TN to the late James Douglas Tate, Jr. and Paulette Henderson Tate. He was preceded in death by his father, James Douglas, Tate, Jr. and a brother, Cory Tate.

floral squareChris enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Paulette Henderson Tate of Greenbrier.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier to assist the family with funeral expense.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier 2619 Highway 41 S, Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Janice Elizabeth Osysko

Age 73 of White House passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at her home. She was born July 9, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to Fred and Irene Gramann Osysko.

She retired after 51 years of service as a secretary for the FBI. She was dedicated to her job. She collected teddy bears, rescued basset hounds and was of the Lutheran faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her cousin, John (Gaby) Socha, White House, TN.

floral squareThere was no services or visitation in Tennessee. Miss Osysko’s remains were transported for burial at Bethania Cemetery in Justice, Illinois.

Arrangements in the Chicago area were handled by Richard Midway Funeral Home 5749 Archer Avenue Chicago, IL (773)219-6790.

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

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