In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 14, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 14, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries March 8-14, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Byron Dexter Winfrey

Byron Dexter Winfrey, 66, of Springfield, died Saturday, March 13, 2021 at The Waters of Robertson. Mr. Winfrey will have a memorial service at home with his family and friends.

Bryon Dexter Winfrey was born on February 3, 1955 in Fort Smith, Virginia to the late Frank L. and Ruby Green Winfrey. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings Robert E. Winfrey and Shelia L. Winfrey. Mr. Winfrey was a welder for the Railroad and Nashville Bridge Company.

floral squareMr. Winfrey is survived by his children, Todd Winfrey, Sonya Winfrey, and Alexander Winfrey, Stepson, William Hughes, Cousins and Caretakers, Elizabeth Williams, and Devin Williams, and two Grandchildren Winry Hughes and Gaius Hughes.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Carlos David Markham

Carlos David Markham was born on March 31, 1933 and passed away peacefully at home early on March 8 at the age of 87.

He was a 20 year resident of Robertson County, originally from Guthrie, Ky

He is survived by his wife Luella (Shannon) Markham of 63 years, Daughters: Carla Owens , Lynn Moore, and Tracy (Richard) Banning, Son: Danny (Joy) Markham and 10 Grandchildren, 15 Greatgrandchildren and two Great -Great Grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his daughter Teri Murrell. Carl was a true American Patriot who served as a fighter pilot in the Air Force during the Korean War where he rose to the rank of Major. He then served with the Air Force Reserves while attending college before earning his wings to become a pilot for American Airlines, where He reached the rank of Captain before retiring after 22 years.

Through the years and moves Carl served at numerous churches and was always quickly recognized as a Man of God that humbly gave of himself. Carl was appointed as Deacon, Elder, and many other Leadership roles. Carl was an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer, loved tinkering on cars, farming, and loved working in his woodshop where he handcrafted beautiful furniture. We are most humbled and proud to have been blessed with such an amazing man who led by example.

floral squareHe will be dearly missed by his entire family and all who knew him. We are planning a private family Celebration of Life. Cards of condolence to his beloved wife Luella Markham would be much appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Neptune Society, Cremation at Woodlawn Funeral Home. You may leave a message for the family by clicking here.

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Obituary for Betty Jean Evans Corbin

Betty Jean Evans Corbin, 80, of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Saturday March 13, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday March 16th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Clark and Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Gary Sloan, Bob Stroud, Gerald Wakefield, Michael Corbin, Christopher Corbin, and Nicholas Corbin serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Corbin was born September 5, 1940 in the Barren Plains community to the late George and Leanna Murphy Evans. She was a retired account manager at Shelter Insurance, in Springfield, and was a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Corbin loved cooking, gardening, shopping, traveling, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Porter Wade Corbin, Jr, by her daughter: Cindy Corbin Cothern, by her sisters that lived locally: Ruth Estep and Earline Hall, and by several other brothers and sisters.

floral squareMrs. Corbin is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Tim and Lisa Corbin of Cedar Hill, Allan and Wanda Corbin of White House, by her daughter: Connie Corbin of Cedar Hill, by her sister: Ann Anderson of Hendersonville, and by the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Michael Corbin, Callie Cothern (Aaron) Patton, Christopher Corbin, Meg Cothern, Kayla Corbin, and Nicholas Corbin.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Charles Douglas “Charlie” Dickens

Charles Douglas “Charlie” Dickens, 61, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Wednesday March 10, 2021.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday March 17th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Cook and Jerry Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Dr. Frank Gagliano officiating at the graveside. Pallbearers will be Emery “Pop” Binkley, Steve Dickens, Webb Morrison, Daniel Pope, Brandon Landrum, Gary Rastelli, Tim Smith, Mike Vaden, Alan “Beans” Castle, and Randy Aldridge. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the White House Community Fire Department Station 52, Ronnie Hollingsworth and the Maintenance Crew at Hollingsworth Oil Company (Eliot Bradley, Jeremy Henderson, Andy Arms, Ted Cohea, Ronnie Hyde, Matt Groves, Kenny “K.P.” Perry, Tommy Reeves, Buddy Grant, Clint Sweatt, R.J. Woody, Jeff Benton, Billy Corbin, and Ross Weatherbie), all of the Hollingsworth Oil Company work family, the racing community at Highland Rim Speedway, Roger Cunningham, David Fields, John Cohea, and Dr. Don Brescia. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Charlie was born March 25, 1959 in Ft. Pierce, FL. He lived up to his great name. He may have never written a book, or maybe even read a book, but a novel could be written about all the good things he did for others. Whether it was fixing a lawn mower, changing brakes, shingling a roof, replacing a floor, or building something…Charlie would do just about anything for anyone. He was loved by many and liked by all. He had no enemies and he never met a stranger. Charlie loved racing cars at Highland Rim Speedway and running demo derbies, but mostly he loved watching his sons race cars and demo derby. He was the proud father to Justin, Kaitlin, and Landin, and an even prouder grandfather “D” to Jaxin, Macon, Kenlee, Winston, and Tucker. Charlie was married to the love of his life, Maresa, for 39 years. He also loved and cherished his 4 siblings and Grandmother (Mrs. Bayliss). He worked for Hollingsworth Oil Co for over 35 years, as well as owning several businesses. He was always coming up with new ideas and inventions. Charlie loved the Bee-Gees and Sanford and Son. Charlie could make someone laugh in just about any situation, and he was a role model and an inspiration to so many. He was a member of South Haven Baptist Church, and was a volunteer with the White House Community Fire Department Station 52. Charlie was the owner of the former Charlie’s Red Barn. He loved woodworking and building furniture. Charlie was preceded in death by his mother: Rose Mary Cambron Dickens and by his father: Howard Douglas Dickens.

Charlie is survived by his wife: Maresa Bayliss Dickens, his children: Justin (Ashlee) Dickens, Kaitlin (Hunter) VanDervort, and Landin (Katelen) Dickens, all of Greenbrier, by his grandchildren: Jaxin Charles Dickens, Kenlee Rose Dickens, Tucker Bayliss Dickens, Macon Gage Dickens, and Winston James Dickens, by his brother: Steve (Cynthia) Dickens of Goodlettsville, and by his sisters: Cindi (Jeff) Bryant of Greenbrier, Sheryl (Webb) Morrison of Springfield, and Marilyn (Max) Fagan of Springfield.

floral squareThe family wishes to thank Dr. Jeremy Pantin, the doctors, nurses, and staff at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center and Centennial Medical Center for all their tireless care and efforts in Charlie’s long battle with Myelofibrosis.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge in Nashville and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

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Obituary for Billy Byrns Boner

Billy Byrns Boner, age 83 of Greenbrier, was born December 18, 1937 in Nashville. He was a former Minor League Baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals, a Sergeant in the United States Army, a Union truck driver, a President of the Teamsters Local 327, a beloved father of five, and a much admired Jr. Pro Football and Little League Baseball Coach, and a Mentor to hundreds. He passed away Wednesday morning, March 10, 2021 at NorthCrest Health.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Luther H. and Margaret Burton Boner; brother, Rainey Boner; sister, Bennie Roberts; and brother-in-law, Corky Roberts.

Mr. Boner is survived by his sons, Byrns Lee Boner of Nashville and Luther Jason Boner of Hendersonville; daughters and son-in-law, Debi Boner Gunther of Nashville, Terri Palmore of Goodlettsville, and Sherri and Ronnie Huddleston of Franklin, KY; step son, Scott Primm and wife, Tammy of Greenbrier; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Mary Ann Boner of Old Hickory; sisters, Carol Temple of Nashville, Peggy Garrett of Joelton, and Dorislynn McGhee of Madison; sister-in-law, Ariel Boner of Hendersonville;7 grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; and 4 great granddaughters.

Obituary ImageFuneral services were conducted Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Freeman officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Sharon cemetery with Dylan Gunther, Duncan Gunther, Devin Gunther, Collin Baggett, Brandon Palmore, and Dwayne Lannom serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday from 2 until 8 PM and Sunday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Robert Edwin “Bob” Hartman

Robert Edwin “Bob” Hartman, 74, of Greenbrier, TN passed away at 11:09 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021 at The Arbors, in Springfield, of Agent Orange Parkinson’s.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m. at South Haven Baptist Church with Nathaniel Robinson and Pastor Donald Marlyne officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with family serving as pallbearers. The family received friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday at the church.

He was born July 19, 1946 in Peoria, IL to the late William Edwin and Mary Kathleen McCallister Hartman. Bob was a 1964 graduate of Washington Community High School in Washington, IL, where he played football. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in Vietnam with the First Aviation Brigade. He attended school at Fort Rucker, AL as a flight Operations Specialist. He married Patricia Ann Bland on March 13, 1969 in Savannah, GA. Bob retired from Caterpillar as a Logistics Systems Engineer at Griffin Power Systems after 42 years of service.

Bob was a member of South Haven Baptist Church in Springfield, TN and a former member of Berean Baptist in Griffin, GA, Bible Baptist in Hampton, GA, Averyville Baptist in East Peoria, IL, and First Baptist in Dunlap, IL. His greatest pleasure for his last ten years in Griffin was his prison Bible study at Robert A. Deyton Detention Center in Lovejoy, GA. Bob enjoyed raising rabbits, fishing, archery, and hunting, especially deer hunting.

floral squareBob is survived by his wife Ann, a sister: Maureen Grimes, two brothers: Daniel (Vicky) and Larry (Sandra) Hartman, a daughter: Krista Robinson (Chris) of Greenbrier, two sons: Joel (Kelly) Hartman of Tremont, IL, Jered (Vicki) Hartman of Paxton, IL, and by seven grandchildren: Nathaniel Robinson, Lauren Hartman, Renee Hartman, Matthew Robinson, Joseph Robinson, Clayton Hartman, and Tyler Hartman.

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Obituary for Lonnie Harold “Bubba” Gezley

Lonnie Harold “Bubba” Gezley, 70, of Springfield, passed away on Monday March 8, 2021 at NorthCrest Health.

A Celebration of Life service was conducted Saturday March 13th at 2:00 p.m. at Flewellyn Baptist Church. The family received friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

Bubba was born January 11, 1951 in Springfield to the late Harold and Pauline Yates Gezley. He was a former maintenance engineer and was a member of Flewellyn Baptist Church. Bubba enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and hunting. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Butch, and his sister, Mary.

floral squareBubba is survived by his wife of 38 years: Kim Gibbs Gezley of Springfield, by his son and daughter-in-law: Jacob and Claire Gezley of Covington, by his daughters and son-in-law: Loni Ann and Bo Mantooth of Medina, Danielle Baker of Franklin, KY, by his sisters: Carney Sue West of Dover, Martha Keymon of Springfield, by his grandchildren: Brittany Drounett, Kaileigh, Noah, Landon, and Laughlin Baker, Knox and Harper Mantooth, Gibbs and Ada Jane Gezley, and by 3 great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Jeffrey Lynn McClain

Jeffrey Lynn McClain, age 58 of Springfield, Tennessee died Monday March 8, 2021 at his home.

Visitation was held with the family on Friday March 12, 2021 from 12 pm till 4 pm at the Robertson County Funeral Home. He was cremated after the visitation.

Jeffrey was born June 5, 1962 in Springfield to Annie Yancey McClain and the late L.C. McClain. His brother, James Chase and sister, Linda Northington also preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Springfield High School class of 80 and played basketball for Volunteer State Community College. He loved to fish and play basketball and video games. He worked as a tow motor operator for Johnson Electric in Springfield.

floral squareSurviving him are his daughter, Kirya McClain of Nashville; mother, Annie Yancey McClain of Springfield; brother, Anthony McClain of Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Teresa McClain (Don) Leavell of Springfield, Lisa McClain of Springfield, Christie McClain of Antioch, Dawn McClain of Springfield and Tracy Raye of Whiting, KS and several nieces and nephews.

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Obituary for Linda Brown

Linda Joyce Brown, age 69 of Bon Aqua, Tennessee, died Friday, March 12, 2021 at Alive Hospice Residence in Nashville.

Mrs. Brown was born on June 22, 1951 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She retired after 38 years as a waitress with Shoney’s. In her spare time, she loved to work in her flower garden and yardwork with her special friend, Jerry. She traveled different states visiting craft shops and also did crafting on her own.

In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her first husband, John Norman and her second husband, Ray Brown.

She is survived by her daughter, Gina Hood; mother, Sharon Price; brothers, Mike and Danny; sisters, Lisa and Sharon; grandchild, Brent (Tabitha) Hood; great-grandchildren, Laci Hood and Tyler Hood; and a special friend, Joanne.

floral squareHer remains will be cremated and there are no services scheduled at this time.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

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 Peggy Ruth Fitzgerald

Peggy Ruth Hutcherson Fitzgerald, age 86, 0f Greenbrier passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 at her home.

No services are planned.

She was born in Springfield, TN on September 7, 1934 to the late Gennie and Hazel Blackburn Hutcherson. She was also preceded in death by her husband James Thomas Fitzgerald; son, Donald Beauchane; daughter, Brenda Beauchane Rippy; brothers, Jimmy C. Hutcherson, Bobby Hutcherson, and Ricky Hutcherson.

She was a laborer in the manufacturing industry and a member of Bethel Church of Christ.

floral squareShe is survived by children; Ronald Beauchane of Sacramento, CA, Eugene (Beverly) Beauchane of Springfield, TN, Kenneth (Ellen) Beauchane of Clarksville, TN, Pamela Fitzgerald Ashley of Springfield, TN, Sherry Beauchane (Curtis) Clinard of Greenbrier, Peggy Beauchane Lavingne of Clarksville, TN; sisters, Wanda Kay Pulley of White House, TN, Faylene Norrod of Springfield, TN, Cheryl (David) Lane of Cape Girardeau, MO; 22 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Ruth Ann Wayman

Ruth Ann Wayman, age 80, of Madison, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021. She was born October 1, 1940 in Nashville, TN to the late William and Hannah Clark Hewgley. Ms. Wayman was a loving mother and she loved all animals.

She is survived by her son, Mark Wayman; brother, Bill Hewgley; and a nephew, Steve Hewgley.

There are no services scheduled at this time

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

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Obituary for Harold Lee Wilbur Sr.

Harold Lee Wilbur Sr., age 93, of Greenbrier passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were held at 11am on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Austin & Bell funeral home Greenbrier. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with family & friends serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, March 11 and 10am until time of service at the funeral home on Friday.

He was born in Nashville, TN on June 29, 1927 to the late Walter Lee and Ruth Jarrett Wilbur. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jeannette June Gay Wilbur; brothers Frank Wilbur and Jack Wilbur.

He was a Master Electrician and worked for C.O. Christian & Son Electrical Company. He was a Veteran of the US Army. He loved his family very much and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and growing his vegetable garden.

floral squareHe is survived by Children, Harold Lee Wilbur, Jr. of Madison, TN, Charles (Sherry) Wilbur of Greenbrier, TN, Alice (David) Fuqua of Springfield, TN; sister, Ruth Gay of Greenbrier, TN; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S. Greenbrier, Tn 37073

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Obituary for Rev. Clifton Howard Jr.

Rev. Clifton “Cliff” Howard, Jr., age 77 of Joelton, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, March 8, 2021.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Friday, March 12th, with Rev. Randal Holdman officiating. Burial followed in St. Lawrence Catholic Church Cemetery in Joelton with Charles Felts, Charles Scalf, Jr., Justin Felts, Jonathan Felts, Brandon Trent, and Keaton Kendrick serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 11th from 6:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Friday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Howard was born on December 14th, 1943 in Pittsburg, California to the late Clifton Howard Sr, and Reba Phelps Howard.

After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Cliff invested his entire life making a difference. As an Ordained Minister with the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) he pastored several prominent churches throughout the U.S. After serving 25 years in full-time ministry, Cliff continued his passion with training and recruiting where he devoted 27 years working with many of the top automotive dealerships in the nation and as a sales recruiter, facilitator and trainer with AutoMax . He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Gail Howard; daughter, Dana Gail (Randal) Holdman; grandchildren, Brandon O’Brien (Jessica) Trent, and Lindsay Paige (Keaton) Kendrick; and great-grandchild, Ada Mae Holdman Trent; Brother-in-law Charlie (Myra) Felts, Sister-in-law Carla (Charles “Bubba”) Scalf, and many nephews, floral squarenieces and their families.

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

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 Kenneth Mark Baxter

Kenneth Mark Baxter, age 66, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Goodlettsville, TN surrounded by family. Mark was born in Pocahontas, Arkansas on February 5, 1955 to R.V. and Betty (Walls) Baxter.

From his earliest days on earth to his last he nourished those around him with love, faith, and music. His family was the center of his life which came as a result of his loving relationship with his Creator. At the age of seven he began singing as part of “The Gospel Singing Baxter Family” where his beautiful tenor voice was featured. In 1980 he and his brothers moved from central Illinois to Nashville, TN to perform in “Sing the Glory Down” a gospel music show at Opryland. They then moved on to a recording contract with Sun Records touring and appearing in clubs at Nashville’s Printer’s Alley and various venues and showcases from 1980-1995.

He is survived by his former wife, Charlene Cripps; their two children Joshua (Lesley) Baxter and Heather (Thomas) Miller, both residing in Goodlettsville, TN. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Payden and Brooklyn Miller, and Mason and Evelyn Baxter; two brothers, Rick (Karen) Baxter, Hendersonville, TN and Duncan (Jeanine) Baxter, White House, TN; and two sisters, Melodie Baxter, Hendersonville, TN and Lori (Jef) Allardin, Bloomington, Il

Mark was happiest when surrounded by those he loved. He delighted in making them laugh. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and sister Paula.

floral squarePer Mark’s wishes, a private family service was held on Thursday, March 11, 2021 with a Celebration of Life service to be planned at a later date.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Humane Society.

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

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Obituary for Elizabeth Ann Hodges

Elizabeth Ann Swinea Hodges, age 78 of Greenbrier passed away Monday, March 08, 2021 at her home.

Graveside Funeral Service was held at 1pm on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Springfield Memorial Gardens with Bro. Jon Justice officiating.

She was born In Iron City, TN on December 16, 1942 to the late Wiley Edward and Letha Elizabeth Hill Swinea. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Hodges, Sr.; son, William Earl Hodges, Jr.: granddaughter, Stephanie Bryant; brothers, Edward Swinea, Caroll Swinea, Arthur Swinea, Charlie Swinea, Robert Lewis Swinea, Thomas Swinea, Benton Swinea, Clinton Swinea; sisters, Betty Stamps, Connie Peden, Wylene Belew and Hazel Dodson. She was a member of Lights Chapel Baptist Church and worked as Assistant Manage at Bill Martins CB for 32 years.

She loved her family very much especially her grandchildren and she loved cooking. She is survived by children, Teresa Bryant of Greenbrier, Jeff (Melanie) Hodges of Greenbrier, Tammy (Mark) Hudgens of Greenbrier, Tonia (Mikey) Ellis of Greenbrier; brother, Roy (Judy) Swinea of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Nick (Crystal) Bryant, Heath (Katelyn) Bryant, Jared (Dory) Bryant, Maggie Bryant, Kylie Hodges, Zachary Hodges, Michael (Courtney) floral squareHudgens, Matthew (Jessi) Hudgens, Lauren Hudgens, Cameron Ellis, Cason Ellis, Daniel Ellis, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203-2003.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S. Greenbrier, Tn 37073

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Obituary for William Parker Tribble

Age 75 of White House passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at The Residence of Alive Hospice. He was born December 29, 1945 in Memphis, TN to Joseph & Lillie Rudisill Tribble. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was retired after 34 years of service to Bell South. He later worked in security at the Bridgestone arena. Mr. Tribble loved classic cars and listening to all kinds of music. When he was young, he was an avid speedboat racer.

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his parents; step-daughter, Jennifer Watts. He is survived by his loving wife, Valdia Tribble, White House, TN; sisters, Sherry Gleason, FL and Melody McCullough, TN; 2 step-grandchildren, Hailey Ramos and Christopher Wilson.

There are no services or visitation planned at this time.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Martha Gail Collins

Martha Gail Reeder Collins age 73 of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at her home.

A Memorial Service was held 12PM On Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Parkway Baptist Church, 505 Cunniff Parkway, Goodlettsville, TN with Bro. Matt Megginson officiating. The family received friends 10 am until the time of service at the church on Saturday.

She was born in Springfield, TN on May 17, 1947 to the late Joseph Ennis and Ruth D. Wilkinson Reeder. She was also preceded in death by brother, Joe Lanny Reeder and sister, Dee Teasley.
She was a homemaker and a member of Parkway Baptist Church. She loved her family very much.

floral squareShe is survived by husband Bobby Gene Collins of Greenbrier; daughters, Mia (Lawrence) Orlando of Goodlettsville, Lori Davis of Greenbrier; sister, Lattie Susan Covington of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Jamie (Letitia) Collins, Jenni Collins, J. R. (Isabel) Davis and Zachary (Courtney) Collins.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S. Greenbrier, Tn 37073

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Obituary for James D. “Jimmy” Spain, Jr.

James Donaldson “Jimmy” Spain, Jr., age 53 of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, March 7th in Greenbrier.

A private family service was held with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.

He was born in Nashville, TN on June 20, 1967 to James Donaldson Spain, Sr. and the late Wanda Gay Spain. He was also preceded in death by a nephew, Chad Spain.

He was employed at US Smokeless Tobacco, a member of the Machinist Union and a member of Lights Chapel Baptist Church. He loved his family very much and was excited to be a grandpa soon. He enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves, collecting various items, tinkering in the garage and especially loved his 1970 GTO.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Ruthie Ann Hernandez Spain of Greenbrier; daughter, Shelby (Nick) Keith of Greenbrier; one grandchild on the way; father, James Donaldson Spain, Sr. of Greenbrier; siblings, Frank (Joy) Spain of Greenbrier, Penny Spain of Joelton and Greg (Stephanie) Spain of Greenbrier.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S. Greenbrier, Tn 37073

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Obituary for Fannie Kern

Fannie Evelyn “Granny” Kern, age 102 of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Signature Healthcare in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Tuesday, March 9th, with Pastor Brad Shockley officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mrs. Kern was born on August 29, 1918 in Thompsonville, Illinois to the late Johnny and Ola Jane Harris Jones. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, William, George, Alfred, Richard “Dick”, & Paul Jones; sisters, Stella Neal & Mildred Elpers.

floral squareSurvivors include her daughter, Linda West; son David (Ann) Kern, Sr.; grandchildren, Darren (Tracie) West, Michael (Sherry) West, Bryan (Christina) West, David Kern, Jr., Kelly Bribiesca; and numerous great-grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, P O Box 208, Pleasant View Tn. 37146

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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 Baggett

Tommy Baggett, 77, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday March 6, 2021 at NorthCrest Health.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday March 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Billy Vogle and Pastor Charlene Sullivan officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Calvin Cothran, Scott Sweatt, Sammy Parks, Ricky Green, Wayne Holman, Landon Norrod, Jerry Bedwell, and Heath Parks serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Bagby, Burton Glover, Billy Wayne Dorris, Howard Gardner, Howard Bradley, and the members of the Robertson County Zoning and Planning Commission. The family received friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Tommy was born June 12, 1943 in Springfield to the late T.C. and Mary Odom Savage Baggett. He was a graduate of Greenbrier High School Class of 1961. Tommy began his automotive career in November of 1963 at Barber Motor Company. He retired from Cunningham Motors in 2008. He served Robertson County Government in the capacity of County Commissioner for over 25 years, was a Road Commissioner from 1976 to 1980, and until this past week, was an active member of the Zoning and Planning Committee. Tommy served on the HATS Board of Directors for 30 years, was a member of Greenbrier Masonic Lodge #753, and was a lifelong member of Wartrace United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter Brandi, and by his son-in-law: Randy Adcock. Tommy is survived by his wife of 58 years: Ruth Ursery Baggett of Springfield, by his daughter: Donna Baggett Adcock of Springfield, by his son and daughter-in-law: Mike and Robin Baggett of Springfield, by his grandsons: Brandon Isabell and fiancé Kelsey floral squareHart Wilson, Landon Norrod and fiancé Annah Griffith, by his sister: Brenda Baggett Fisher of Greenbrier, and by his brother and sister-in-law: Jerry and Barbara Baggett of Springfield.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner Children’s Hospital and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home. Local media coverage of  Tommy’s passing.

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Obituary for Dorothy Eskew

Dorothy “Dot” Brown Eskew, age 91, of Ashland City, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Vantage Pointe Healthcare.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Dr. Bruce Grubbs and Brother Russ Noss officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 4-7pm and again on Saturday from 9am until the hour of service at 11am.

Mrs. Eskew was born March 28, 1929 in Springfield to the late William Clarence and Frances Morris Brown. She worked as an Inspector at Acme Boot for 20 years and was a member of the Eastland Heights Baptist Church. She loved reading mystery novels, cooking working puzzles, watching television, and especially her family.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Eskew is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Ray Eskew, sister, Ruby Brown, and brothers, Jo Brown and William “Son” Brown. She is survived by her children, Vicki and Gary Watts of Springfield, Donna Gayle and Donald floral squareKillom of Springfield and Dicki and Betty Eskew of Cedar Hill; brother, John H. Brown of Memphis; grandchildren, Brian (Heather) Watts, Kevin (Shannon) Watts and Heather N. Hale; 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving friends and extended family.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Jonathan Sanchez-Roblero

Jonathan Josue Sanchez-Roblero, age 11 months, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021 at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 4-8pm and again on Sunday from 1pm until the hour of service at 2pm.

Baby Jonathan was born April 2, 2020. He is survived by his parents, Julio Jonathan Sanchez-Perez and Tamara Roblero-Nolasco; grandparents, Rene Francisco Roblero-Pivaral, Glenda Patricia Nolasco-Ramirez, Rene Alejandro Murillo and Everilia Sanchez-Perez; great-grandparents, Ismael Nolasco and Julio Sanchez-Diaz; uncles, Bryan Ramirez-Sanchez, Carlos R. Caballero-Nolasco and Rene Roblero-Nolasco, Jr.; and aunts, Dora E. Caballero-Nolasco, Alejandra M. Murillo, Angie M. Murillo and Yesenia Berenice Sanchez-Perez.

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Jonathan Josue Sanchez-Roblero, de 11 meses de edad, falleció el lunes 1 de marzo de 2021 en el Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Los servicios funerarios se llevarán a cabo el domingo 7 de marzo de 2021 a las 2 pm en la capilla de Austin & Bel Funeral Home en Springfield. Seguirá el entierro en el cementerio de Elmwood con familiares y amigos como portadores del féretro.

El velorio se llevará a cabo en la funeraria el sábado 6 de marzo de 2021 de 4 a 8 p.m. y nuevamente el domingo a partir de la 1 p.m. hasta la hora del servicio a las 2 p.m.

floral squareBaby Jonathan nació el 2 de abril de 2020. Le sobreviven sus padres, Julio Jonathan Sánchez-Pérez y Tamara Roblero-Nolasco; abuelos, Rene Francisco Roblero-Pivaral, Glenda Patricia Nolasco-Ramirez, Rene Alejandro Murillo y Everilia Sanchez-Perez; bisabuelos, Ismael Nolasco y Julio Sánchez-Díaz; tíos, Bryan Ramirez-Sanchez, Carlos R. Caballero-Nolasco y Rene Roblero-Nolasco, Jr .; y tías, Dora E. Caballero-Nolasco, Alejandra M. Murillo, Angie M. Murillo y Yesenia Berenice Sanchez-Perez.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home en Springfield está a cargo de estos arreglos.

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

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Obituary for Tony Andrew Dowlen, Sr

On March 1, 2021 God called one of His angels’ home, Tony Andrew DowlenDowlen,Sr. Tony was born November 25, 1976 to Late Larry Donnell Dowlen, Sr. and Edna Dowlen in Robertson County, Tennessee.

He attended East Robertson High School with the Class of 1996. Tony professed a hope in Christ at an early age at Friendship Baptist Church in Cross Plains, TN

Tony loved spending time with his sons and family. He would take his sons and nephews fishing and camping frequently. Tony also was an avid Alabama Football Fan. “Roll Tide”

Tony was preceded in death by his father, Larry D. Dowlen, Sr. and brother Larry D. Dowlen, Jr., also his grandparents, John (Junior), and Lorene Dowlen, and Katherine and Al Joe Woodard.

Tony leaves to cherish his memories: his sons, Tony Andrew Dowlen, Jr. and Daylyn Donnell Dowlen. His mother, Edna Dowlen and Curtis Smith; one brother, Bryant (Anita) Dowlen of Portland, TN; two sisters, Teresa (Marvel) Jackson of Portland, TN and Susan (John) Wiilliams .Nolensville, TN; six uncles: Robert Woodard, Ricky (Maudie) Woodard, J. T. (Michelle) Woodard,
Bubba Dowlen, William Dowlen, and Mark Dowlen; five aunts: Gloria (Keith) Moore, Rita (Walter) Kennedy, (Annie Dowlen, Janice Dowlen and Ernestine Dowlen; nephews, Bryant, Jr and Braylon, Bryson; great nephew, Tyson; nieces, Labraya, Brooklyn, Tanesha, Sydney and Rosie; a host of cousins and friends who loved him dearly including his girlfriend Cyndi Davis; children he loved floral squarelike his own, Kyla Anderson and Emagin Potts.

Viewing and Visitation was held Saturday, March 6, 2021 with funeral following at Friendship Baptist Church, Cross Plains, Tennessee with Pastor Arneal Strain Eulogy and Officiant; Interment was in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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