In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 13, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 13, 2022

In Loving Memory:

Obituaries February 28 – March 13, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Emily Sue Hallman

Emily Sue Hallman, 75, of Adairville, KY, passed from this life on Friday March 11, 2022, at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday March 16th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Brent Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY, with special memories being shared by her niece: Melissa Pettus and by her nephew: Joe Slate. Pallbearers will be Joedy Hallman, Joseph Hallman, Eric Taylor, Bryan Jones, Jeremy Slate, and Kevin Jones. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Sue was born February 19, 1947, in Springfield to the late Albert Lee and Dorothy Virginia Ogg Jones. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1965. Sue was a retired hairdresser of 26 years with Helen’s Beauty Shop in Springfield. She was a member of Millertown Church of Christ in Dot, KY. Sue loved being in her yard mowing the grass and working in her flowers. She loved making flower arrangements. Sue was a wonderful cook and she loved entertaining her family and friends. She had a great love for her church family and for her own family, especially her two grandchildren that she loved dearly.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Joseph Glenn “Joe” Hallman, by her brother and sister-in-law: Bobby Lee and Donna Jones, and by her sister and brother-in-law: Joyce and Jim Slate. Sue is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Joedy and Dee Dee Hallman of Adairville, KY, by her daughter and son-in-law: Suzanne and Eric Taylor of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Joseph Hallman and Emily Taylor, by her brother and sister-in-law: Wayne and Brenda Jones of Springfield.

floral squareSue’s family would like to extend their love and appreciation to her caregivers that have taken wonderful care of her. Sue always called them “her ladies”.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be sent c/o the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Lynne Walpole

Lynne M. Walpole, age 68, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2022 at her home.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 6pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4pm until the hour of service at 6pm.

Mrs. Walpole was born August 23, 1953 in Springfield to the late Joe and Martha Morris. She was a graduate of Springfield High School, studied music at Swansea University and graduated from Austin Peay State University, majoring in Voice and English Literature. She sang in bands and at lots of weddings throughout her college years. During her Junior year at Austin Peay she began her 49 year marriage with Marshall Dale Walpole. They graduated together and began their life as teachers. Several years later they invested into a Baskin Robbins. Over the course of ten years they owned and operated two stores, one in Springfield and one in Nashville.

floral squareSince teaching remained in their blood, Lynn and Dale both returned to teaching. Lynne taught at Jo Byrns High School for 23 years and Dale retired with 29 years in teaching. Lynne was a member of the Springfield First Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir until her health began to fail.

Mrs. Walpole is survived by her husband, Dale Walpole; sons, Matt Walpole and Tyler Walpole; and brothers, David Morris and Mike Morris.

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

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Obituary for Mrs. Joyce Lynn Spain

Mrs. Joyce Lynn Spain, age 63, of Springfield, TN passed away on Saturday, March 5th, 2022 at her residence in Springfield, TN.

Visitation was held on Monday, March 7th, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Halltown General Baptist Church located at: 120 Dink Rut Rd, Portland, Tn 37148. Visitation continued on March 8th from 8:00 AM until funeral service time. Funeral services were be held, Tuesday, March 8th, at 1:00 PM at the church, with burial to follow in Greenbrier, Cemetery in Greenbrier, TN.

Joyce was born on September 20th, 1958 in Patuxent River, Maryland to the late William Donnestad and the late Loretta Anderson Donnestad. She is also preceded in death by her 3 siblings, Barbara Craig, Patricia Donnestad, and Bill Donnestad.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Donnie Spain; 2 daughters, Chasity Jackson (Chris) of Springfield, TN, Keisha Conway (Mike) of Springfield, TN; 3 grandchildren, Kaitlyn, CJ, and Brittany; and 1 brother, Mike Donnestad.

Joyce was a member of Halltown General Baptist Church. She was co-owner of Spain Construction with her husband for 30 years. Joyce loved her dog Bella, her chickens and ducks, fishing, reading, annual, “girls trips” to Gatlinburg, and spending the holidays with her family. She also loved going on mission trips to help others however she could. Joyce had strong faith in the Lord, a lot of forgiveness in her heart, and was able to light up the room with her infectious smile.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the “Ambassadors of Hope” – supporting mission trips to Honduras. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory website is www.gilbertfhonline.com. The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

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Obituary for Nancy Carter Williams

Nancy Carter Williams, 66, of Springfield, passed from this life on Saturday March 12, 2022, at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday March 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the Milldale Chapel with Pastor Keith Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Williams Chapel Cemetery with David Fulton, Kenneth Williams, Jimmy Sanders, Joe Williams, Brent Hallman, and Jeff Osborne serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons: Carter Spivey, Reed Thomas Williams, and Carson Moore Spivey. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Milldale Chapel.

Nancy was born December 6, 1955, in Russellville, KY to the late Thomas Taylor and Lillie Opal Gainous Carter. She was a graduate of Adairville High School. Nancy was a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church and was a retired Customer Service Technician with LifeSkills. She loved shopping and butterflies. Nancy loved her family and she loved spending time with each one of them. Her life was being with her grandchildren and being their “Ninnie”.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: James Earl and Joe Gleen Carter, and by her sister: Carolyn Faye Hallman. Nancy is survived by her husband of 46 years: Larry Williams of Springfield, by her daughter and son-in-floral squarelaw: Amanda and Kenneth Spivey of Adairville, KY, her son: Corey Williams of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Carter Spivey, Hannah Williams, Caroline Spivey, Reed Williams, and Carson Spivey, by her sister and brothers-in-law: Betty Jean and Eddie Henderson of Keysburg, KY, and Bryant Hallman of Adairville, KY, and by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

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Milldale Chapel in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Miguel Angel Olivarez

Miguel Angel Olivarez, 70, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday March 8, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday March 14th at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father Anthony Lopez as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Center and on Monday from 12:30 p.m. until service time at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Mr. Angel was born November 17, 1951, in Mexico to the late Jose de Jesus Angel and Maria Guadalupe Olivarez. He was retired from Electrolux in Springfield and was a communicate of Our Lady of floral squareLourdes Catholic Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son: Jose Guadalupe “Lupe” Angel Lopez.

Mr. Angel is survived by his wife: Maria Eliza Lopez of Springfield, by his sons: Chuy Angel of Goodlettsville, Jose Angel of Cross Plains, and Miguel Angel of White House, by his daughter: Carmen Angel of Goodlettsville, and by his 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Harace Wayne Carter

Harace Wayne Carter, age 72 of Pleasant View, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

His remains are to be cremated and a time of visitation with the family will be held at a later date.

Harace Wayne was born February 17, 1950 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late, Floyd Edward and Susie Young Carter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald, Billy, and Tommy Carter and by a sister, Linda Carter.

He worked in auto upholstery, and he retired from Peterbilt. He enjoyed old cars, westerns, and the family said that he could fix anything.

floral squareMr. Carter is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Michelle Carter of Greenbrier, Steve and Holly Carter of Greenbrier, and Daniel and Melissa Shook of Gallatin;; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann White of Smyrna, Peggy and Danny Curtis of Smithville, and Lela and Randy Chowning of Greenbrier; good friends, Gerald “Tater” and Dot Tate of Pleasant View and 12 grandchildren.

The family would like to give a big thank you to Gerald and Dot Tate for their devoted friendship to Harace Wayne.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Angela Joy Williams Chowning

Angela Joy Williams Chowning, 48, of Greenbrier, passed away on Monday March 7, 2022, at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday March 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Minister Jeff Kennedy officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Ron Williams, Robbin Williams, Roger Williams, Jay Murphy, Allen Miller, Jeff Freeman, Matt Carroll, and Jeremy Beerman serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Scarbrough, Barry Jones, Chad Crain, and Kelly Gay. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Angela was born January 20, 1974, in Huntington, IN to the late Delbert Eugene and Dorris Smith Williams. She was an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manger with Volunteer State Bank in Springfield, was a member of Light’s Chapel Baptist Church, served as a Vice President with American Legion Post 45 Auxiliary, and served as Secretary for the American Legion Post 45 Riders. Angela loved riding motorcycles, dancing, spending time with her friends, and helping support many fundraisers, especially those fundraisers that centered around Veterans and those that centered around Breast Cancer.

Angela is survived by her fiancé: Wallace “Wally” Moulton of Greenbrier, by the ones she considered her children: Brennan Davenport of Adairville, KY, Dylan Moulton of Russellville, KY, floral squareTyler Chowning of Orlinda, and Raegan Moulton of Auburn, KY, by her brothers: Ron (Vicki) Williams of Waxhaw, NC, Robbin Williams of Nashville, and Roger (Ellen) Williams of Chelsea, AL, by her nieces: Jayme Potter, Bella Williams, and Sophia Williams, and by grandchildren: Cole and Marcie Chowning.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Awareness

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Candy Lynn White

Candy Lynn White, 56, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday March 7, 2022, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Friday March 11th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Donnie Bryant officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jameer Payton, Kenny Frye, Eric White, Landen Frye, Will Garrison, and Joshua Mulholland serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was Jakoree Turner. The family received friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Candy was born August 21, 1965, in Chicago, IL to the late William Franklin and Betty June Hardison Garrison. She worked cleaning houses and was of the Baptist faith. Candy enjoyed shopping and eating out with family and friends. Her life revolved around spending time with her grandchildren.

floral squareCandy is survived by her husband: Jeff White of Springfield, by her sons and daughters-in-law: Kenny and Jessica Frye of Springfield, Eric and Nikki White of Franklin, KY, by her daughter and son-in-law: Jennifer and Jameer Payton, by her brother: Jimmy (Kathy Campbell) Garrison of Olmstead, KY, by her sister: Sandy (Terry) Markham of Clarksville, and by her nine grandchildren.

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Obituary for Dorothy Jane “Dot” Woodard

Dorothy Jane “Dot” Woodard, age 88 of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday, March 4, 2022 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, March 8, 2022 in Elmwood Cemetery with Bro. Martin Babb officiating. Burial followed with Jason Woodard, Beth Woodard, Phil Spicer, Phillip Spicer, Chad Massey, and Winn Woodard serving as pallbearers. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service

Mrs. Dot was born April 20, 1933 to the late Tom Key and the late Mabel Garrison Key Bradley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert “Bob” Woodard; brother, Bobby Key; and niece, Libby Spicer.

Mrs. Woodard was a member of Springfield Baptist Church and also attended Central Christian Church. She graduated from MTSU in 1956 with a degree in Home Economics. This degree served her well, as she was known for her many talents including cooking, sewing, needlework, painting, and playing the organ. She served as UT Agriculture Extension Agent for Dickson and Robertson Counties. In addition she was a recipe taster for Martha White Flour Company, consultant for Tupperware, and partner in a catering business.

floral squareShe is survived by a niece, Sherry Keene and husband Jim of Newman, GA; nephew, Winn Woodard and wife Kathy of Springfield; great nieces, Krista Massey and husband Chad of Newman, GA, Beth Woodard of Nashville, and Nan Moore and husband Miller of Knoxville; great nephews, Phil Spicer and wife Annie of Springfield and Jason Woodard of Nashville; nephew-in-law, Phillip Spicer of Nashville; and several great-great nieces and nephews.

The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice.

The family would also like to extend their thanks to NHC Healthcare in Springfield for their love and care of Aunt Dot.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Mark E. “Pork Chop” Minnis

Mark E. “Pork Chop” Minnis, age 53 of Springfield, passed from this life on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at his home.

His remains were cremated and a memorial service was held Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. John Jared officiating. The family received friends from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Mark was born November 4, 1968 in Springfield. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and had worked at Nashville Wire. He loved his family, especially his son and his mother. He was a diehard fan of the Tennessee Volunteers and was also a fan of the Chicago Bears.

floral squareHe is survived by his son, Blane Minnis (Katie Ladner) of Greenville; father, Kelly (Sheryl) Minnis of Springfield; mother, Judy (Danny) Wilson of Sparta; brothers, Brad (Christy) Minnis of Cedar Hill and Barry (Shawn) Minnis of Cedar Hill; dear lifelong friend, Jennifer Curtis of Springfield; step-brother, Danny Wilson, Jr. of Ridgetop; and many nieces and nephews.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Pamela Dorris Swearingen

Pamela Dorris Swearingen, age 70 of Springfield, passed from this life on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Hendersonville Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 7, 2022 at 12:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Rushing and Bro. Barry Throneberry officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeremy Justice, Moses McDonald, Philip Dorris, Corbitt Dorris, Brent Dorris, Joey Austin, Bill Swearingen, and Terry Michael Creasey serving as pallbearers. The family receivd friends at the funeral home Sunday from 1 until 5 PM and Monday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Pam was born March 2, 1952 in Springfield to the late Bruce Cline Dorris and Harriet Corbitt Dorris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Lynn Dorris and a nephew, Stephen Bruce Dorris.

She was a member of Main St. Church of Christ and was the former secretary for Tony Dorris Builders. Faith and family were the most important things to her. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She never met a stranger and her smile would light up a room. She was known to be loving, selfless, generous, kind, compassionate, and always had a positive attitude. She enjoyed old movies, westerns, history, and NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt.

Surviving her is her husband of 49 years, Joe Thomas “Jody” Swearingen of Springfield; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Lee and Ashlee Swearingen of Adamsville; daughters, Terri Ann Swearingen of Springfield and Traci Swearingen Justice and husband Jeremy of Greenbrier; Brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Carolyn Dorris of Nicholasville, KY; sister, Denise Dorris of Springfield; grandchildren, Taylor Paige Swearingen and fiancé’ Moses floral squareMcDonald, Chloee Swearingen, and Cline Swearingen; mother-in-law, Frances Swearingen of Springfield; sisters-in-law, Sharon Thorstensen of Lexington Park, MD, Marilynn Austin and husband Tony of Orlinda, and Cissy Midgett and husband Al of Lebanon; and many nieces and nephews.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Diana Marie Cheshire

Diana Marie Cheshire, 79, of Clarksville, passed from this life on Tuesday March 1, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Her remains were cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Mrs. Cheshire was born December 20, 1942, in Indianapolis, IN to the late Charles Roy and Pauline Owens Williamson. She had worked in janitorial services jobs and was of the Pentecostal faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Roy Morton Cheshire, by her brother: Charles Eugene Williamson, and by her sisters: Patricia Ann Clark and Darleen Sue Williamson.

floral squareMrs. Cheshire is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Roy and Burnise Cheshire, Jr., of Clarksville, by her daughters and sons-in-law: Annie and Jacob Berto of Tampa, FL, Laura and Sidney Robinson of Greenwood, Arkansas, by her brother: Benjamin Williamson of San Francisco, CA, by her sisters: Carleen Hannah of Alma, Arkansas, Sharon Williamson of Indianapolis, IN, and by her 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

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Obituary for Joyce Lavergne Slayton

Age 82 of Portland passed away Friday, March 11, 2022 at The Arbors Memory Care in Springfield. She was born April 30, 1939 in Ashland City, TN to Chester Alfred & Addie Hortense Williams Reed. She enjoyed spending time outdoors flower and vegetable gardening. She loved feeding all of the birds, especially hummingbirds.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles E. Slayton; brother William Wayne “Billy Wayne” Reed. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Lynn (Mike) Eib, Portland, TN and Karen Annette (Rush) Williams, Springfield, TN; brother, David (Doris) Reed, Pegram, TN; 3 grandchildren, Charles Robert Eib “Charlie”, Hailey Nicole Williams “Sallie” and Paul Edward Williams “Clyde”; 3 great-grandchildren, Charles Remington, Cayson Rush and Rush Edward.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Monday, March 14, 2022 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment will follow in Macon County Memorial Gardens in Lafayette, TN with Mike Eib, Rush Williams, Charles Eib, Paul Williams and Carl Laterza serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Monday, March 14, 2022 9-11am at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

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

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Obituary for Billy Markham

Billy Grey Markham, age 69 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Green Hills Health & Rehab in Nashville.

In honoring Billy’s wishes, a graveside service was held at 12 o’ clock noon on Sunday, March 13 in EverRest of Cheatham in Pleasant View with family & friends serving as pallbearers. There was no visitation at the funeral home prior to the graveside service.

Billy is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph & Juanita Markham, brother, Danny Markham, brother-in-law, Robert Henderson, and nephews, Adam Markham and Robbie Henderson.

floral squareBilly was born in Robertson County, Tennessee on July 1, 1952, and was a Joelton resident for 62 years. He was a carpenter by trade.

He is survived by his sister, Ann Henderson, brother, Bert Markham, sister-in-law Paula Markham, four nieces (Melinda, Nikki, Heather, Tiffany), four nephews (Tim, John, Joe, and Edwin) and many 3rd and 4th generation nieces and nephews.

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 Steve Aguiar

Steven Leonard Aguiar “Steve”, age 65 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Thursday, March 10, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Sunday, March 13th, with Bro. Charles Matthews officiating. Burial followed in Martins Chapel Cemetery with Brian Blair, Thomas Clemons, Kristy Blair, and Casey Clemons serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Aguiar was born on January 19, 1957 in Joelton, Tennessee to the late Richard & Winnie Lisenbee Aguiar. He worked as a painter and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, David, Frank, and Richard Jr. Aguiar; and sister, Bonnie Beavers.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife, Tammy Clemons; sons, Joshua Aguiar and Thomas Clemons; daughters, Brianne Aguiar, Kristy (Brian) Blair, and Casey Clemons; brother, Donald Aguiar; brother-in-law, Allen Beavers; nieces, Patty Sparks, Linda Henson, Stephanie Harvey, and April & Jennifer Aguiar; nephews, Izzy Aguiar, Christopher Aguiar, and Matthew & Trevor Sparks; and 10 grandchildren.

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 Nancy Sharp

Nancy Louise Sharp, age 73 of the Stroudsville community in Robertson County, died Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Saturday, March 12th, with Bro. Keith Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Sango Cemetery with John Riggins, James Taylor, Wendell Riggins, Jr., Jayden Riggins, Clint Gibson, Jackie Luvins, and Bob Jackson serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, March 11th from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Saturday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mrs. Sharp was born on July 16, 1948 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late Charles H. and Lucille Miles Holt. She was retired as a caregiver for many for over 20 years. She loved square dancing and bike riding. Mrs. Sharp was a country girl at heart and dearly loved her family. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Wendell Huck Riggins; and her second husband, William Sharp.

Survivors include her sons, Wendell (Darlene) Riggins, Jr., Charles (Dawn) Riggins, and John (April) Riggins; brother, Marvin (Margie) Holt; sisters, Joanne Paulk, and Juanita “Lulu” (Bill) Spurlock; grandchildren, Trey Riggins (Lauren), David Riggins, Clint Gibson (Chyna), AnnaMarie Taylor (James), Zachrey O’Neal (Natasha), floral squareCheynne Riggins (fianceꞌ Christian Sandogal), Shelby Riggins, Kim Riggins, Caileigh Severson, Dillon Severson, and Kendra (Tootie) Boone; and 20 great-grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959

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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 Teresa Sue Cunningham

Teresa Sue Cunningham, age 61, of Adams, TN passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services were conducted at 11am Thursday, March 10, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. William Gray officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Randy Brooksher, Bruce Brooksher, Josh Birdwell, Evan Carr, Alton Binkley and Ron Masters serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends from 4-8pm Wednesday, March 9, 2022 and again from 9am until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cunningham was born September 25, 1960 in Springfield, TN to the late Robert and Fay Carroll Birdwell. She was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cunningham was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, David Hunter McCroy Jr.; and a nephew, Matthew Ian McCroy.

floral squareTeresa is survived by her husband of 40 years, Bruce Cunningham; brother, Robert Timothy Birdwell; sister, Shari Denise McCroy; nieces, Page McCroy, Laura McCroy and Kayla Birdwell; nephew, Joshua Birdwell; great nieces, Autumn Upchurch and Ella Dawson; and a great nephew, Ayden Birdwell.

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

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Obituary for Virginia Ruth Dorris

Virginia Ruth (Jenny Ruth) Dorris, age 75 of Hendersonville, TN passed away Monday, March 7, 2022 at Gallatin Health & Rehab.

Funeral services were 11am on Friday, March 11th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home with Bill & Dot Traughber officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, March 10th and 10am until the hour of service at 11am on Friday, March 11th at the funeral home.

She was born in Greenbrier, TN on June 16, 1946 to the late William Hugo (Sr) and Margaret Stubblefield Elliott. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Ray Dorris, Sr; brothers, Donald Elliott, Bobby Elliott, Charles Elliott, Jerry Elliott; sisters, Nancy Elliott Markham and Betty Elliott Fry.

She was a homemaker and loved her family very much. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, raising flowers and having a garden.

floral squareShe is survived by sons; Carlos Ray Dorris, Jr of Hendersonville, John (Elizabeth)Dorris of Hendersonville; brothers, Billy (Cheryl) Elliott of Hendersonville, Jimmy (Jean) Elliott of Henryetta, OK; sister, Dorothy (Bill) Traughber of Lafayette, TN; grandchildren, Daphne Dorris and Della Dorris.

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

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Obituary for Linda Ann Eidson

Linda Ann Smiley Eidson, age 75 of Greenbrier passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side.

Funeral Services were 2PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Bro. Rob Caton officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Logan Trapp, Mason Eidson, Zack Vaughan, Tommy Hudgens, Jake Resha, Kerry Todd and Jimmy Hamill serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, March 8th and 12pm until hour of service at the funeral home on Wednesday. Linda was born in Nashville on October 23, 1946 to the late Grady Collins and Annie Mae Anderson Smiley. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Collins Smiley.

She was a homemaker and loved her family very much especially her grandchildren. She made it a point to attend any activity they were involved in. She was an East Robertson Sports fan where her grandchildren played ball. She was known as Nanny to her grandchildren and many others. She loved cooking for her family and others. She was known for her infectious smile and attitude that attracted others to her. She loved holidays, family gatherings, cooking, flowers and was a huge TN Volunteer fan.

She is survived by her husband, James Richard Eidson of Greenbrier; children, Maria (Ricky) Trapp of Greenbrier, James (Becky) Eidson of Springfield, Jennifer Pennington of Cross Plains; brothers, Jerry (Betty) Smiley of Springfield, Gary Smiley of CO; floral squaresister, Dorothy Brewer of Springfield; grandchildren, Lauren Trapp, Logan Trapp, Madison Eidson, Mason Eidson, Reese Pennington, Katie Pennington and Allye Pennington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or contribution made out to St. Jude’s may be sent to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 2619, Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, 37073 is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for MSGT (Ret) Bobbye Gleen Sturdivant

MSGT (Ret. USAF) Bobbye Gleen Sturdivant, age 75 of Pleasant View, TN passed away Friday, March 4, 2022 in Nashville, TN.

Funeral Service was 2pm, Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Pastor Edwin Buckham officiating. Burial followed in the Greenbrier Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers were John Brewer, James Sturdivant, Norman Tanner, Kenneth Purdy, Matthew Beckham and Andrew Schmidt. Honorary pallbearers were Vernon Cheek and Christopher Sturdivant. The family received friends 10am until the hour of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born August 29, 1946 in West Monroe, LA to the late Odie Lee and Eula Mae Morris Sturdivant. He was also preceded in death by brothers, William Sturdivant, Charles Sturdivant and a sister, Charlotte Fuller.

He was a Veteran of the USAF having served 22 years and receiving numerous decorations, badges, medals and citations for his service to his country. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.

He attended the Pleasant View Methodist Church. He loved his family first and foremost and also enjoyed traveling, cruising, music, reading and square dancing.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Ann Eidson Sturdivant of Pleasant View; son, James (Carol) Sturdivant of Great Falls, MT; daughter, April (John) Brewer of Kalispell, MT; brother, Chris Sturdivant of Rayville, LA; grandchildren, Matthew Sturdivant, Kayleen Hill, Deborah Sturdivant, Cameron Brewer, Kyle Brewer; 7 great-grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and great-nephews and great-nieces.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to VFW Post 2120, P.O. Box 788, Greenbrier, TN 37073 or checks may be left at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. Also, contributions may be made to Return to Freedom: Wild Horse Conservation, P.O. Box 926, Lompoc, CA 93438 or visit the website at: returntofreedom.org

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Obituary for Michael “Mike” Brown

Michael Willis Brown, 63, of Greenbrier, TN passed away peacefully Friday, March 4, 2022 at his home with his loving wife by his side. Mike was born on October 19, 1958 in Nashville to the late Woodrow Wilson Brown and John Anna Floyd Brown.

He is survived by his wife Laura Baggett Brown, son Nick (Amy) Brown of Murfreesboro, daughter Kayla (Landon) Clark of Knoxville, son Jacob Brown of Miami, and six grandchildren- Austin, Hailey and Aubrey Brown & Jace, Lila and Lainey Clark. He is also survived by his mother Johnnie Brown, sister Lisa Brown of Goodlettsville and Teresa (Steve) Shrum of Murfreesboro.

Mike was a devoted husband, father, brother and son. He enjoyed working on many projects on the house and there was nothing he could not fix. He spent most of his free time on his tractor working their property. He loved a good deal and would haggle until he got the deal he wanted. He had a love for cars, working hard and cutting up with his grandchildren. He spent many fun days on his boat at the lake with friends and family. He had a long and successful career in Telecommunications and will always be known for his hard work and dedication. Mike was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and appreciated all the support from his church family and friends during his 5-year battle with cancer. The last few years were a difficult fight but he persevered to the end much like he did in other areas of his life.

Funeral Services were held 2pm, Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Randy Harman officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery with Nick Brown, Jacob Brown, Landon Clark, Steve Shrum, Gary Brown, Richie Pigg serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Phil Green, Jace Clark and Austin Brown. The family received friends 12pm until the hour of service at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022.

floral squareThe family would like to thank Comfort Care Hospice for their support during the final days, as well as friends that called, visited and offered words of encouragement.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 2155 Rock Springs Road, Greenbrier, TN 37973 or sent to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073. Please make Checks payable to Rock Springs Baptist Church in memory of Mr. Mike Brown.

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Obituary for Phonnie “Mackie” Leach, Jr.

Phonnie Malcolm “Mackie” Leach, Jr., age 67, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 7, 2022 at 10am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Tyler Estep and Brother Thomas Weakley officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Todd Pendleton, Jake McCroy, Craig Elam, Mason Zeck, Walter Reynolds, Mark Hargett and Roy Wiley serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Mitchell Nance and Chad Williams.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 4-8pm and again on Monday from 9am until the hour of service at 10am.

Mr. Leach was born June 9, 1954 in Springfield to the late Mr. Phonnie Malcolm Leach, Sr. and Mrs. Doris Stuard Leach of Springfield. He was the owner/operator of Custom Heating & Cooling and was a member of Red River Baptist Church. Mr. Leach loved his family first and foremost, and he enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, golfing, gardening and canning.

In addition to his father Mr. Leach is preceded in death by his sister, Rayma Williams.

floral squareIn addition to his mother Mr. Leach is survived by his children, Jada (Robert) Zeck, Mac (Melanie) Leach, Leann (Todd) Pendleton, and Shelley (Craig) Elam; grandchildren, Meghan (Malcom) Meadows, Morghan (Dakota) Rawls, Mason Zeck, Carly Leach, Carter Leach, Mattie Jo Pendleton, Jackson Pendleton and Jake McCroy; two great-granddaughters on the way; nephew, Chad (Jennifer) Williams; and great-nephews, John Williams and Luke Williams.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Red River Baptist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Gilford Walker

Gilford Dye Walker, age 79 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton at 2:30PM on Sunday, March 6th, with Bro. Corey Minter & Bro. Tom Malone officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery with Frank Kilgore, Jim Kilgore, Keith Kilgore, Dell Kilgore, Jason Kilgore, Glen Kilgore, Donnie Kilgore, Jeff Kilgore, and Marc Majors serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the Adult Sanctuary Class at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Saturday, March 5th from 2:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Sunday at the church from 12:30PM until the hour of service at 2:30PM.

Mr. Walker was born on October 21, 1942 in the Sandy Springs community of Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Marvin & Nannie Balthrop Walker. He was retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He enjoyed raising tobacco & hay, and restoring antique tractors. He loved his family dearly and was a friend to all. Mr. Walker was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years and served as a Deacon for over 40 years.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 54 years, Gaynell Kilgore Walker; daughters, Marcia (Edwin) Hogan and Marla (Shawn) Clemments; and grandchildren, Daniel (Ashley) Clemments, Caroline Clemments, Landon (Lauren) Hogan, and Jackson Hogan.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to 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 John Turecki

Age 47 passed away Wednesday,, March 2, 2022 at his home. He was born January 18, 1975 in Edison, New Jersey to Andrew & Brenda Kish Turecki. He had worked in customer service for Comcast before becoming disabled. He was a member of White House First Baptist Church, where he was passionate about the Christmas shoe bag ministry. He loved animals, and was an avid LA Rams, Pittsburg Penguins and NY Yankees fan. He also loved the color purple. The family is requesting that anyone attending the service or visitation please wear something purple. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Melissa Turecki, Cottontown, TN; Daughter, Alexis;; granddaughter, Kataleya, both of Nashville, TN.

floral squareFuneral service was held Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Ashley Mofield officiating. Visitation with the family was held Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4pm until 7pm at the funeral home. Mr. Turecki was cremated following the service and his ashes will be placed in the Hillcrest Columbarium at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to White House First Baptist Church Christmas Shoe Bag Ministry.

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

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Obituary for Winifred Yvonne Mitchell

Age 86 of White House passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at her home. Yvonne was born in Nashville, TN on June 4, 1935 to the late Jimmy and Winifred Rhea Hall. Yvonne married Roy Mitchell on March 15, 1954. They lived in Orlando, FL, Washington, D.C. and Anchorage, AK, while Roy was in the U.S. Air Force. They returned home to Nashville in 1978. Yvonne drove a school bus for years and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. She was always a happy person and was known for signing her signature with a smiley face. She was a member of Cherry Mound Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughters, Tamara Lynn, Deborah Yvonne and son, Jerry Keith; brother, James D. Hall; sisters, Doris Jean Moran and JoAnn Jacob. She is survived by her loving husband, Roy; daughters, Terri Mitchell and Janica (David) Brink; brother, B.R. (Linda) Hall; brother-in-law, Willie Jacob; grandchildren, Kori, Brandi, Jodi (Dustin), Sunday, Dru and Skye; great-grandchildren, Kayli, Dillon, Kaveri, Logan, Blake, Serenity and Tristan; a host of nieces and nephews.

floral squareFuneral service was Monday, March 7, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Jacob Oldham and Pastor Greg Young officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was Sunday, March 6, 2022 4-8PM and Monday, March 7, 2022 12pm-2PM 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 Shane Hunter

Shane Nicholas Hunter, age 42 of Joelton, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at his home.

His remains were cremated and a Graveside Memorial Service will be held 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 17th, 2022 at Blue Springs Cemetery on Carney Winters Road with Bro. Drake Jenkins officiating.

Shane was born on April 2, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee to Judy Mayo Hunter and the late Gordon “Jackie” Hunter. He worked in the retail business and was a huge sports fan, most especially the New York Yankees and the Tennessee Titans. He also loved to fish and garden. Shane was a person of faith whose family was of the utmost important to him.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife, Brittany Tamborella Hunter; son, Mattingly Shane Hunter; daughter, Jamie Lynn Brom; mother, Judy Mayo Hunter; brother, Chris (Rachel) Hunter; niece, Sailor Hunter; and many loving relatives.

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 Hunt

Jerry Lauren Hunt, age 79 of Springfield, Tennessee, formerly of Ashland City, died Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at Springfield Heights Assisted Living.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Saturday, March 5th, with Bro. Garvin Claiborne officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with Joe Mark Fort, George Fort, Johnny Head, Jackson Daniel, Matt Pope, William Pope, Sterling Hunt, Mitch Kizer, Wesley Head, Troy Head, Andy Daniel, and David Fitch serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Hunt was born on July 10, 1942 in Pleasant View, Tennessee to the late Lauren & Lula Fort Hunt. He was a retired Funeral Director. He was a member of Ashland City Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Hunt; and brother, Gaines Hunt.

floral squareSurvivors include his brothers, Don Hunt and Max (Barbara) Hunt; sister-in-law, Lynda Hunt; and numerous nieces & nephews.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Pat Summitt Foundation, 520 W. Summitt Hill Dr., Suite 1101, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

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 Dora Vermillion

Dora Shrader Vermillion, age 77, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at her home.

Funeral services was held Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Entombment followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday from 12pm until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mrs. Vermillion was born August 1, 1944 in Bellville, OH to the late Alvia and Ethel Amsbaugh Shrader. She worked as a secretary for many years at Wilson Sporting Goods.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Vermillion is preceded in death by her sisters and brother-in-law, Betty and Glen Greenawalt, and Joyce Reamsnider.

floral squareMrs. Vermillion is survived by her husband, Ray Vermillion; children, Michael (Cathy) Vermillion, Michelle (Neal) Vermillion Toft, and Chad (Christy) Vermillion; siblings, Pat Franz, Bob (Barb) Shrader, Linda (Alan) Squires, Judy (Larman) Utter, Dick Shrader, and her twin sister, Donna Leopold, with whom she had a very special bond; and her grandchildren, Eli Johnson, Patrick Vermillion, Kaity Vermillion, Molly Vermillion, and Emma Vermillion.

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Obituary for LaJune Dever

LaJune Evans Dever, age 79, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at her home.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 4, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Jerry Wallace officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 4-8pm and again on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mrs. Dever was born June 17, 1942 in Chapmansboro, TN to the late Lloyd Mason and Mabel Ford Evans. She was the owner and operator of the Springfield Skating Center and member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents Mrs. Dever is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Joseph Dever, brother, Lloyd Evans, Jr., and sisters, Sara Fern Maddox and Louise Stotts.

floral squareMrs. Dever is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Tracy Dever; daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Joe de Graauw; brothers, Louis Evans and Billy Evans; and grandchildren, Emma Dever, Daniel Dever, Kaitlyn de Graauw and Cooper de Graauw.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Springfield First United Methodist Church Youth Ministry or to the Gideons International. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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Obituary for Charles Fentress Swift

Age 92 went home to be with the Lord in that “Pearly White City”, Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at The Waterford in Smyrna, TN. He was born March 22, 1929 in Greenbrier, TN to Lowell and Beulah Meadows Swift. He was retired from the State of Tennessee with 35+ years of service as Job Corp Manager. He was a member of Zion’s Chapel Assembly of God, where he served for 35+ years as minister of music. He loved his church and was always willing to serve however and wherever he was needed. He enjoyed gardening and riding his John Deere tractor. He grew vegetables and loved giving them to all of his neighbors and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lowell & Beulah Swift; wife, Willadean Ray Swift; brother, Billy Joe Swift. He is survived by his daughter, Teresa A. (David) Sivils; Grandson, Chad Sulcer, all of Smyrna, TN; Great-grandchildren, Jazmine Sulcer and Atticus Sulcer, both of CA.

floral squareFuneral service was Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 2PM in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Pastor Larry Marlar officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Friday, March 4, 2022 4-PM-8PM and Saturday, March 5, 2022 12-2PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to be made to Zion’s Chapel Assembly of God 2848 New Hall Road Greenbrier, TN 37073.

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

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Obituary for Bertie Knott

Bertie Mae Knott, originally from Dover, TN and resident of Pleasant View, TN passed away Monday, February 28th, 2022 at the age of 79.

Bertie was born in Dover, TN on May 26, 1942 to the late Stanley and Virginia Wofford. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas (Wade) Knott; sons- Jeffrey Knott and Terry Knott.

She is survived by her daughters- Penny Cliburn (Charles), Jacqueline Weaver and Michele Ingrando-Allen; sons- Kerry Knott and Waylon Knott; sister- Betty Gibbs; grandchildren- Amy Decker (Jordan) and Kayla Weaver Mims (Jeremy); great grandchildren- Madison, Journey, Gunner, Marissa, Madilyn and Jaylyn AKA her little princess; adopted grandchildren- Darla, Lacy, Jessie, Robyn and Regan.

Bertie loved her family and was especially proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was a dedicated Kid Rock fan, master of crafting and sewing, yard sale enthusiast, words with friend’s champion and most importantly, follower of Christ.

floral squareShe will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, March 5th, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in Pleasant View, TN.

Address: 2606 Highway 49 East Pleasant View, TN 37146

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 Batts

James Tilford Batts, age 86 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Monday, February 28, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Wednesday, March 2nd, with Dr. David Harrell officiating. Burial followed in Stewart Family Cemetery in Ashland City with Eric Dietsch, Danny Dietsch, Robert Harris, Quenten Vanderford, Isaiah Vanderford, and Gary Adams serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 1st from 4-8PM and again on Wednesday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Batts was born on February 27, 1936 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Oscar & Mary Perry Batts. He was an auctioneer for over 40 years. He loved to play music, loved to cook for people, and was one of the original owners of the Blanket Store. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Batts; son-in-law, Ricky Dietsch; grandson, Jason Dietsch; brothers, Bobby Dean, Billy Ray, and Wade Batts; sisters, Levi Mai Berlin and Betty Lou Faught.

floral squareSurvivors include his daughters, Susan Dietsch and Madline Batts; grandchildren, Quenten Vanderford, Mandy Vanderford, Eric Dietsch, and Danny Dietsch; great-grandchildren, Phoenix Vanderford, Isaiah Vanderford and Tilley Binner ; and many loving nieces and nephews.

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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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February 21-27 Obituaries

Obituary for Winston Durrett Randolph

Winston Durrett Randolph was born on February 7, 1928, “the same year as Mickey Mouse” as he often reminded his grandchildren. He died on Saturday February 26, 2022, at the age of 94, surrounded by his family. He grew up in Springfield, Tennessee, the son of Robert Taylor Randolph and Lela Ellen Durrett Randolph. He graduated, with honors, from Springfield High School in 1945 and then attended the University of Tennessee at Martin where he met the love of his life, Betty Frances Old. They married on August 31, 1947 and were inseparable for the next 75 years. He served for four years in the Tennessee National Guard. Winston returned to Springfield in 1948 and joined the family business, Sprouse Brothers Hardware. He was a founding member of the Robertson County Optimist Club and served in a district leadership role. He helped found the Little League program in Springfield and served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at Springfield Baptist Church for many years. He also served in various capacities with the Covington Heights Mission, where he taught Sunday School, drove the bus, coached a boxing team, and supported the food bank. He retired from Sprouse Brothers Ace Hardware in 1990 and moved to Florida where he and Betty lived for 16 years. Winston enjoyed traveling of all kinds, most especially in his motor home with friends, gardening, fishing, estate sales, and assisting his wife with her antique shows. In 2006, Betty and Winston moved back to middle Tennessee to be near their family. They built a new home and remained active traveling and keeping up with their grandchildren and great grandchildren. His family and friends will always remember Pops for his sharp wit, mischievous smile, tall tales, and infectious laugh.

Winston is survived by his beloved wife, Betty Randolph, his son Trent (Constance) Randolph, his daughter Patricia (Conrad) Rogers, as well as seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

floral squareGraveside services were conducted Tuesday March 1st at 3:30 p.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield with Brother David Woodard officiating. Pallbearers were Scott Gray, Brian Purvis, Jeffrey Smith, Ronnie Clouse, Alan Coile, and Dan Samiljan. The family received friends at the graveside service on Tuesday.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Avalon Hospice in Hendersonville, or to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, or to a charity of your choice.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Margaret Clark

Margaret Simmons Clark, 92 of Springfield, TN went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 27, 2022, from Hopkins Center in Woodburn, KY.

A Robertson County, TN native, she was born July 11, 1929, to her parents the late Duke and Lela Covington Simmons. She was a retired loan officer in Springfield, TN, where she worked for 40 years with Security Federal Savings and Loans and Regions Bank. She was a faithful member of Oakland Baptist Church where she served as a children’s Sunday school teacher for 40 years.

Teaching her Sunday School class and serving her church were one of her passions after her retirement. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life. She was also an avid gardener. She loved to grow a variety of cutting flowers and provide arrangements for her church, most grown from seed. Strangers also stopped at her house to ask for cuttings or extra plants. She managed the Oakland Cemetery Fund for many years, after taking over from her late husband, Harold Clark.

She was married to the late Harold Ellis Clark, who passed in 1989. She is also proceeded in death by her brothers: Wilburn (Doye) and Bryce Simmons, her sisters: Dorothy Benningfield (Claude) and Peggy Rainwater (Gerald), and her sister-in-law Nancy Cobb Castell (Tom).

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law; Jimmy and Kathy Clark, her daughter and son-in-law; Laura and Gene Feckter, granddaughters; Rachel Dotson (Chris), Ashley Clark, and Carly Brown (Justin), grandsons; Clark Feckter and Ryan Feckter, great grandson; Hudson Brown, brother-in-law; George (Jeanette) Clark and several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

floral squareVisitation was held Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 11am until the and funeral service Wednesday at 2pm with Pastor Kenny Stone officiating. Burial followed in the Oakland Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Justin Brown, Chris Dotson, Richard Cobb, Clark Feckter, Ryan Feckter, and Harold Axley.

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

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

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Obituary for Lydia Norwood

Lydia Jo Haulum Norwood, age 71, of Springfield and life-long resident of Memphis, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Mrs. Norwood’s remains were cremated and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park in Millington, TN at a later date.

Mrs. Norwood was born November 19, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Ralph Henry and Jo Lewis Lawrence Haulum. She enjoyed Harley motorcycles, dancing and music, sewing and crafting, animals of all kinds, especially her dogs and birds. She liked African Violets, tiny boxes, and shopping on Amazon. She was a survivor, was always ready with a story or a joke for everything, even if it was inappropriate. She was known for her big laugh that came easily and often. She loved her girls, but loved their husbands just a little bit more, she was a proud “GiGi” to her grandson, Lukas, and she was sassy and stubborn and full of life.

Mrs. Norwood is survived by her husband of 29 years, Roy Lee Norwood; daughters and sons-in-law, Shawn and Darik Smallwood and Kelly Jo and Jake Carlton; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Violet Haulum; sisters and brothers-in-law, Fran and Billy Sparks, floral squareJulia Haulum, and Mary Ellen Carroll; and grandson, Lukas Carlton.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Memphis Animal Shelter or to the Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Nelson Escobar Ramirez

Nelson Eleazar Escobar Ramirez, age 41, of Pleasant View, passed away Friday, February 25, 2022 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral Mass was held Friday, March 4, 2022 at 5pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Father Anthony Lopez as Celebrant.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 5pm. Mr. Ramirez remains were cremated following the funeral service.

Mr. Ramirez was born August 6, 1980 in Mexico to the late Victorino Escobar Paredes and Mrs. Cesilia Ramirez Roblero. He floral squareworked as a welder. He was a kind and loving father, devoted husband, and dear friend.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Ramirez is survived by his wife, Veronica Del Carman Vasquez; and his daughters, Krissia Escobar and Genesis Escobar.

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

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Obituary for Gregory Blaine Peevey

Gregory Blaine Peevey, age 70, of Springfield, passed away Monday, January 31, 2022 at Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield. Mr. Peevey was born April 11, 1951 in New Albany, IN.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Patricia Ann Peevey; son, Darrin Peevey; daughters, Heather (Scott Yandell) Ellis and Stephanie Byerly; and 3 grandchildren, Jennifer Fitch, Macey Ellis and Kylee Ellis.

floral squareMr. Peevey’s wishes were to be cremated. A Memorial Visitation was held in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 12-4pm

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

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Obituary for Terry Biggs

Terry Lynn Biggs, age 66, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 1pm in the Battle Creek Cemetery with Pastor Curtis Hester officiating.

No visitation was held prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Biggs was born May 6, 1955 in Springfield to the late Ben L. and Mable Allen Biggs. He was a good, Christian man, visiting several floral squaredifferent churches over his lifetime.

In addition to his parents Mr. Biggs is preceded in death by his brother, Herman Biggs. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Evelyn Biggs; and his nephew, Benjamin Biggs.

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

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Obituary for Dorothy “Dottie” Nell Brinkley

Dorothy Nell Earnest Brinkley, 84, of White House passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at TriStar North Crest Medical Center in Springfield. Dottie was born June 16, 1937 in Corona, AL to the late Manley and Birdie Pendley Earnest.

In Addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Brinkley; brother, Leon Hyde; sisters, Louise Burroughs and Edna Guengerich, She is survived by her sons, Rufus (Tanya) Fisher, Greenbrier, TN and Dwayne (Jeanette) Fisher, Portland, TN; stepson, Kevin Fisher, Xenia, OH; 6 grandchildren, Sara (Bradley) Hoffmeyer, Jordi Fisher, Zach (Brittany) Jines, Joelle (Matt) Norman, Luke Fisher and Jayden Fisher; 2 great grandchildren, Nova and Felicity.

floral squareFuneral service was Monday, February 28, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Pastor Mark Carroll officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Sunday, February 27, 2022 4-8pm and Monday, February 28, 2022 12-2pm 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 Kenneth Hand

Kenneth Lee Hodges Hand, age 65, of Coopertown, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at The Waters of Robertson in Springfield.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 28, 2022 at 3pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Jim Clark officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Mark Hand, Jr., Bobby Hand, Jr., Brad Oplinger, Nick Oplinger, Jon Pokorny, and Les Hand serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 3pm.

Mr. Hand was born April 23, 1956 in Springfield to the late J.C. and Lucille Hodges Hand.

floral squareIn addition to his parents Mr. Hand is preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Dean Hand. He is survived by his brothers and sister-in-law, Bobby Hand, Sr. and Mark and Julie Hand, Sr.; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Brad Oplinger; and several loving nieces and nephews.

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

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Obituary for Trellie “TR” Reid Sledge

Trellie Reid “TR” Sledge went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 22, 2022 at the age of 94. Mr. Sledge was born in Pontotoc County, Mississippi in 1927 to Romer and Maisy McGregor Sledge. After serving his country in the United States Army as a medic/nurse in WWII, TR returned home in June of 1945 and married his sweetheart Bobbie Nell Morris. They moved to the Mississippi delta town of Clarksdale and raised four daughters. During that time Mr. Sledge worked as an engineer for the Wonder Bread Bakery. He was employed by Wonder Bread for 40 years and became chief engineer for the company. After retirement, TR and Bobbie Nell moved back to Pontotoc County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Nell Sledge, his parents, Romer and Maisy Sledge, his brother, Orien Sledge and his sister, Margie Sue Sledge Metts. He is survived by his four daughters, Glenda Saenz (Bert) of Houston, TX; Trellie Ann Goss (Billy), Beverly Johnson (Mark), all of Ridgetop, TN and Valerie Griffin (Jerry) of White House, TN. He is survived by 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

floral squareVisitation was held at Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 South Main Street, Pontotoc, MS on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 10am until 12 noon. Funeral service was held immediately following visitation at 12 noon at the funeral home. Funeral Home. Burial was in Guinn Cemetery, Toccopola, MS with military honors.

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

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Obituary for Anita “Fay” Bowyer

Age 70 of Cross Plains passed away Monday, February 21, 2022 at her home. She was born December 20, 1951 in Nashville, TN to Walter & Dorothy Cobb Graves. She was retired from American General Insurance with 35+ years of service. She enjoyed reading and dancing. She was a loving mother, sister, Gammie and Aunt.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter & Dorothy Graves; sister and brother-in-law, Cathy & Andy King; father of her children, Dennis Bowyer. She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Jackson, Cross Plains, TN and Kendra (Scotty) Saffold, Old Hickory, TN; brother, David (Vicky) Graves, Gallatin, TN; sister, Brenda (Keith) Bontwell, Elba, AL; 7 grandchildren, Bailey Jackson, Zoie Jackson, Jaiden Jackson, Kaliyah Saffold, Kamiah Saffold, Prince Saffold and Kanasiah Saffold; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

floral squareA Celebration of Life memorial service was held Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 6pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Jim Hester officiating. Visitation with the family was Thursday, February 24, 2022 4-6pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Mark Taylor

Mark D. “Mindbender” Taylor, age 65, of Springfield, passed away Monday, February 21, 2022 at his home.

Per his request Mr. Taylor’s remains were cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Mr. Taylor was born November 5, 1956 in Springfield to the late G.W. and Mary Corinne Diddle Taylor, Jr. He worked as a farmer and was a member of the Adairville Church of Christ. He enjoyed trucks, farming and his music and he loved his family and friends.

In addition to his parents Mr. Taylor is preceded in death by his daughter, Ashley Taylor. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Tanya Taylor; brothers and sister-in-law, Richard floral squareTaylor and Jeff and Trish Taylor; and grandchildren, Danielle Taylor, Madison Taylor, Macy Hutchison, and Ethan Taylor.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Charity of your choice. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Lynn Hardaway

Walter “Lynn” Hardaway, age 63, of Keysburg, passed away Monday, February 21, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services was held Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Sam Anderson officiating. Burial followed in the Lee Family Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mr. Hardaway was born September 24, 1958 in Springfield to the late Walter G. and Kathleen Newberry Hardaway. He worked as a truck driver all his life but was a cowboy above all else. He was also a member of the Victory Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents Mr. Hardaway is preceded in death by his sister, Susan Hardaway Trimbly. He is survived by his partner in life, Becky L. Daniels; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Vickie Hardaway, Steve and Lori Hardaway and Frank and Michelle Hardaway; step-daughters, Lynn (Ronnie) Choate and Connie Byard; grandchildren, Allan Stickrod, Brandon Stickrod, Kristin Ward, Ashley Choate and Mike Choate; and great-grandchildren, Bobby Ward, Hunter Ward, and Faith Ward.

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

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