In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 21, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 21, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries March 15-21, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Jeanine LaBelle Shaffer

Jeanine LaBelle Shaffer, age 95 of Madison, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN. There will be a private family burial at Bordeaux Adventist Memorial Gardens on Friday, March 26th.

She was born in Lancaster, Ontario, Canada on March 15, 1926 to the late Joseph and Claire Chateline LaBelle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Shaffer; son, Lawrence Townsend; brothers, Maurice LaBelle and Richard LaBelle.

She was a member of the Ridgetop Seventh Day Adventist Church and was a homemaker and a seamstress. She enjoyed gardening, floral squareworking with and showing butterflies (Monarch), baking and sewing.

She is survived by sons, Daniel Townsend of Haiti, Dale (Janet) Townsend of Hayward, CA, Timothy (Cathy) Townsend of Madison, TN; daughter, Jean (John) Alizor of Nigeria; grandchildren, Eric Townsend and Amanda (Tommy) Brown.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Jimmy Murphey

James Robert “Jimmy” Murphey, age 80, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24th, with Kenneth Wayne Head officiating. Burial will follow at Mallory’s United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chapmansboro with Phillip Murphey, Preston Murphey, Josh Pulley, Cameron Myatt, Zachary Shelton, and Jacob Shelton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Robertson County Antique Tractor Pullers Association and the round table club at Douglas & Co. The late P.J. Murphey is also an honorary pallbearer in absentia.

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 the hour of service at 2:00 p.m.

Jimmy was born on October 30, 1940, in Robertson County, Tennessee, to the late Dewall P. Sr. and Mary Morgan Murphey. A 1958 graduate of Coopertown High School, he worked as a supervisor for Unarco Industries, a freight salesman for several trucking companies, and a farmer. Mr. Murphey was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church and Masonic fraternal organization. Jimmy had many hobbies, including coaching and umpiring baseball, tractor pulling, and reading about history. He was an avid animal lover who loved to rabbit hunt in his youth and feed animals in his later years. A lover of antique tractor pulling and Allis Chalmers, he was a founder of the Robertson County Antique Tractor Puller Association. Jimmy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a grandson, P.J. Murphey; son-in-law, Joe Shelton, Jr.; brother, Junior Murphey; and sisters, Dimple Price and Anne Head.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Faye B. Murphey; sons, Phillip (Lori) Murphey, Preston Murphey; daughters, Kathy Perry, Kaye Murphey, and Kim Shelton; grandchildren, Josh (Kristin) Pulley, Brooke Pulley, Brandi Mackey, Brittani Mackey, Amanda floral squareMyatt, Cameron Myatt, Zachary (Christina) Shelton, Morgan Shelton, Jacob Shelton, Nikki (Will) Darnall; and twenty-six great-grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Shriners Hospital for Children.

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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 Mary Kay Barrass

Mary Kay Barrass, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on March 19, 2021 at the age of 68.

Mary Kay was born in 1952 to Robert and Corrine Norris in Watertown, New York. The family moved to Madison, Tennessee in 1954. After graduating from Madison High School, she attended Austin Peay State University. Mary Kay would later be married to Dr. Andrew (Andy) Barrass in 1988, until 2014 when Andy passed away. Mary Kay worked in HCA Healthcare’s Nashville reimbursement department for several years before retiring in 2014. After retirement, she moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee.

She loved the Lord and lived out her faith every day. She was a member of a church choir that visited assisted living facilities weekly. She also helped prepare “Feed the Need” meals several times a year.

Mary Kay loved to spend time with her sister Tawnie at her home in Nashville and travel with her, husband Vic and children Wirth and Meredith, to Colorado and Florida. “Gingee”, as their mother was affectionately called by the family, often traveled with them. Mary Kay, Tawnie and Gingee spent many hours putting puzzles together wherever they were.

She lived near her brother Steve and his wife Charlotte, and enjoyed having them to dinner often. She also loved shopping with nieces, Cheryl and Jennifer, and spending time with her great-niece and great-nephews.

Mary Kay was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, where she met Richard M. Simmons. They loved to travel, cook, take in movies, spend time with their dog Charley Girl, and enjoy family and friends.

She is survived by her brother Steve (Charlotte) Norris; sister Tawnie (Vic) Campbell; sisters-in-law Ellen (Rick) Parsons and Betsy Norris; brothers-in-law Nick Barrass and Greg ( Michelle) Barrass; nieces Cheryl Norris Webb; Jennifer Norris Solecki, Meredith Campbell, Megan Barrass Morrison ; nephews Shane Norris, Wirth Campbell, Nicholas Spahr, Geoffrey Spahr and Josh Barrass.

Mary Kay is preceded in death by mother, Helen Corrine Norris; father, Robert Eugene Norris; brother, David Cooper (Betsy) Norris; and husband, Dr. Andrew Neal Barrass.

Her family will receive friends on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 3:00-4:00pm at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, TN. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00pm at the Church. Following the service, guests are invited to remain and join the family for a meal in celebration of Mary Kay’s life.

You may offer your condolences online at austinandbell.com. Gifts in Mary Kay Barrass’ memory can be directed to the Food Pantry floral squarethrough Good Shepherd United Methodist Church at belonggsumc.com.

The funeral home asks that anyone attending the visitation and/or service to please wear a mask. For your safety, all CDC guidelines are to be followed.

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

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Obituary for Nancy Bracey

On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Nancy Jackson Bracey, loving Mother and Nana peacefully passed away in College Station, TX at the age of 68.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 27th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Kent Evetts Officiating. The family will receive friends 10am to 11am at the funeral home on Saturday. Inurnment will follow in Rock Springs Cemetery.

Nancy was born on May 31, 1952 in Dallas, TX to Elbert Jackson and Betty Baker. On June 7, 1969 she married her soulmate, Stephen Walker Bracey, they raised 3 children.

In retirement, Nancy enjoyed antiquing and spending as much time as possible with her children and grandchildren. She lived her life to the fullest, one of her favorite pastimes was sailing the islands with her dad and stopping to bury her toes in the sand. She was a firecracker, high spirited, fiercely independent and strong in her Faith. She was passionate in all aspects of her life, loved to laugh and was a fierce advocate for the underdog. She served on the Board for both TXAMI (Texas Alliance for the Mentally Ill) and NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) as Vice President and Secretary respectively.

Nancy was preceded in death by the love of her life, Steve. She is survived by her three children, Shannon Regan, Christopher Bracey floral squareand Jennifer Rushing, their spouses, Justin Regan, Kaitlyn Bracey and Price Rushing and seven grandchildren, Cain, Mikayla, Jillian, Drew, Lily, Shane and Piper.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider donating to a charity of your choice in her name.

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

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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 Clara Diane Spivey “Ma” Wix

Clara Diane Spivey “Ma” Wix, age 77 of Cross Plains, died Friday, March 19, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. John Rushing and Bro. Bob Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Plains Cemetery with Ryan Jernigan, Justin Jernigan, Bo Wix, Lee True, Adam True, Dillon Wix, Marshall Wix, Matt Wix, Ray Wix, and Weston Adams serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday fom 4 until 8 PM and Wednesday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

Mrs. Wix was born March 30, 1943 in Simpson County, KY to the late Arlo and Gladys Neal Spivey. She was a member of Greenwood Freewill Baptist Church and worked for many years with her daughter-in-law at True’s Barbeque. She loved to cook and kept a clean house. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. In her spare time she loved to work outside gardening and also loved to fish. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five siblings.

‘Ma” is survived by her husband, Bobby Ray Wix of Cross Plains; sons, Tim Wix, Jeff Wix and wife Juanita, and Bobby Wix, all of Cross Plains; daughter, Teresa Jernigan and Husband Jeff of Springfield; brother, Billy Spivey and wife Connie of Franklin, KY; sisters, Betty Hodges and husband Danny of Portland, Wanda Tate floral squareand husband Max of Orlinda, Linda Seabolt, and Mabel Redferrin of Cross Plains’ 13 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or the National Brest Cancer Foundation. 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 Michael B. Clark

Michael B. Clark, age 64 of Springfield, died Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cross Plains Cemetery with Michael Clark, Brandon Clark, Landon Clark, Keith Bogle, Andy Bogle, and Raymond Bogle serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Mike was born November 23, 1956 in Nashville. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and was the former assistant director of the Robertson County EMS for several years. He loved to be outside fishing and camping and loved sports, especially football. He also worked rescuing animals. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl C. Clark, Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Tammie Young Clark; sons, Brandon Thomas Clark, Michael B. Clark, Jr., Thomas J. Clark, Landon Allen Clark, Stephen Clark, and Michael Shane Harrell; daughters, Alisha Michelle Harrell, Jasmine LaShay Brown, and Shaina Marie Harrell; and brothers, Earl C. Clark, Jr. and Jeffrey Clark.

The family request, if so desired for memorial contributions be made to Tammie Clark to help cover expenses. 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 Nancy Ann Redfearrin

Nancy Ann Redfearrin, age 79 of Cross Plains, died Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Plains Cemetery with Dalton Pigg, Jerrid Traughber, J.C. Traughber, Rusty Graves, Buzz Graves, and Mike Webb serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Mrs. Nancy was born July 16, 1941 in Portland to the late Sam Burgan and Bessie Louise Hicks Graves. She was a member of Cross Plains Methodist Church. She and her husband owned Graves Market in Cross Plains at one time and then she was the owner of Granny’s Kitchen in Cross Plains for several years. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and took great joy in cooking and feeding folks.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Redfearrin; a grandson, Eric Hulsey; and a son-in-law, Chris Compton.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband, Horace Redfearrin of Cross Plains; daughter, Nancy “Missie” Compton of Cross Plains; granddaughters, Crystal Traughber of Cross Plains and Aleshia Hendricks of Westmoreland; and great grandchildren, Dalton Pigg, Drake Curtis, Lukas Traughber, Aria Lynch, Lane Hulsey, Colby Hulsey, J.C. Traughber, and Olivia Traughber.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Thelma Ruth Dudney

Thelma Ruth Dudney, 100, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday March 16, 2021 at Kirby Pines Manor in Memphis, Tennessee.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday March 22nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Joe Rushing officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Dudney was born November 10, 1920 in Sneedville, Tennessee to the late Charles Milford and Maggie Thompson Bush. She attended Lincoln Memorial University for two years and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Radford College, Women Division of Virginia Tech. She received a Master of Arts Degree from George Peabody College in Nashville. Mrs. Dudney was a retired teacher of the Metro Nashville Public Schools and was a member of Main Street Church of Christ in Springfield.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: John A. Dudney, by her sister: Norma Christine Shackleford, by her brother: Charles Leslie Bush, and by her nephews: Sammy Derick Cheek and Steven Shackleford. Mrs. Dudney is survived by her sisters: Marie Neff of Ewing, VA, Winnie Cash of Madison Heights, VA, Jewell Cheek of Chatham, IL, and Joyce Mullins of Chatham IL, by her nieces: Susan Hevey, Valerie Cash, Mona Roberts, Judith Williams, Gayla McIntire, Ginger Gardiner, and Cindy McGarigle, and by her nephews: Larry Neff and Barry Shackleford.

floral squareThe family wishes to thank Mrs. Dudney’s caregivers, in Springfield, while she was able to remain at her home and the staff of Kirby Pines Manor, in Memphis, for their excellent care and concern for her.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Dudney’s memory to the Church of Christ Disaster Relief Fund. 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 Arthur G. Taylor

Arthur Glenn “Uncle Gee Gee” Taylor was born April 13, 1943 to the late Buna Beatrice Stewart and Arthur Lee Taylor. On Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the age of 77, our Lord and Savior saw fit for Arthur Glenn to take his rest.

Arthur Glenn professed a hope in Christ at a very early age. He was a faithful member of New Wells Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend James Roy Utley and current Pastor Garry Jones. He was a Deacon and Missionary Church Treasurer for years.

He worked hard in the tobacco fields at a young age. Arthur retired from Delight Products and later was employed as a Bus Monitor with the Robertson County Schools. Arthur Glenn’s favorite quotes: “I love you and ain’t nothing you can do about it.” and when you ask him how he was doing, his response was always, “I’m blessed.” Arthur Glenn loved his children, grandchildren, his siblings and anyone that he came in contact with. One of his favorite things to do was to drive by all the parks on a sunny day, rainy day, or any day, because he was always blessed to see the next day. He specifically loved the J. Travis Price Park; he would sit in his truck some days and feed the ducks on others. He found so much peace at the park, and enjoying this space with his friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Patrick Beck, Sr. (Janet); granddaughter, Leah Beck; brothers, General Edward Taylor and Jackie Taylor; sisters, Dorethea Woodard, Fannie Dotson, and Jennifer Lucas.

Arthur Glenn leaves to cherish his memories: his sons, Tracy D. Taylor (Lynne) and Terry G. Yates (Diane); daughters, Tina L. Taylor-Barreto (Alexandre), and Teresa L. Payne (Jimmy); grand-daughters, Patrice and Tracie Beck; Britney Heights and Sabrina Barreto; grandsons, Brian Darden, Desmon Payne, Patrick Beck, Jr., Derrick Yates and Sergio Barreto; sisters, Sarah Utley, and Robbie Dunn; special niece, Evon Woodard; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; special friend, Ethel Taylor; devoted friends, floral squareGary “Dawg” Shannon; Tony Dowlen, Rick, and the rest of his crew at J. Travis Price Park.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral Service was Saturday, March 20, 2021 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Garry Jones, officiant and eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden

Keep the Taylor family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Billy “Pop” Evans

Billy “pop ” Evans, age 81, of Greenbrier, died on March 19, 2021 at the Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00pm on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Bro. Donnie Bryant and Ivan Bell officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Greenbrier Chapel.

Billy was born on March 12, 1940 in Winchester, Tennessee to the late Homer Leon and Jessie Lee Berryhill Evans. He was a retired insurance salesman with AIG Insurance Company and was of Baptist faith. He love gardening, East Robertson Softball, and most of all his family.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Harold and Homer Evans; sisters, Jenny Evans and Sara Phillips.
Billy is survived by his loving wife, Gwendolyn Evans of Greenbrier; son and daughter-in-law, Devin and Christy Evans of Cross Plains; floral squaredaughter and son-in-law, Donna and Mike Collins of Hendersonville; brother, Leacle Evans of Chicago, Illinois; sister, JoAnn Duranti of Deltona, Florida, Becky Evans of Florida; grandchildren, Dual Evans, Baily Evans, Talon Evans, Tanner Calonge, and Presley Calonge; great-grandchildren, Baylee Evans, Hudson Evans, and Mason Evans.

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

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Obituary for Ewing Albright Jr.

Alfred “Ewing” Albright, age 69 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Friday, March 19, 2021 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Tuesday, March 23, with Bobby Ogg, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at EverRest of Cheatham with John Foster, Steve Gosney, Kenneth Lewis, Larry Rediker, David Welch, and Tommy Winters serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Balthrop, Tommy Castleberry, Bryson Albright, Randy Davis, Billy Evans, David Fyke, and Robert Head.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Monday, March 22, and again on Tuesday beginning at 9:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Ewing was born on July 26, 1951 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late Alfred Ewing, Sr. and Willowdean Shepard Albright. He worked as a machinist for many years with L & C Engineering. He loved fishing, Nascar races, and watching his grandchildren play ball. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many in the community. He was a member of Stroudsville Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Glenda Albright; son, Brian Ewing (Christy) Albright; daughter, Stacia Fay Turner; brothers, Mike (Bridges) Albright, Randall (Mary) Albright, Gary Albright, floral squareTodd (Cindy) Albright; and grandchildren, Sarah Ann, Ella Grace, and Bryson Lee Albright.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Stroudsville Church of Christ Building Fund, 1531 Stroudsville Rd, Adams, Tn. 37010.

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 Leslie Hooks

Age 74 of Nashville passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at his home. He was born October 12, 1946 in Houston, TX to Lloyd Eugene and Grace Gertrude Arnold Hooks. He worked in auto parts sales before his retirement. He enjoyed fishing and football and was an avid Las Vegas Raiders fan. He also enjoyed watching the Titans and fishing. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and also later served in the U.S. Marines.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael Hooks. He is survived by his sons, Joshua (Holli) Hooks Pemberton, Jared (Cristy) Hooks and Jacob Hooks, all of San Antonio, TX; daughters, floral squareLeslie (Joe) Tombrella, Santa Fe, TX and Wendy (Karol) Hooks-Kramer, El Cajon, CA; sisters, Sue (Craig) Hearn, Conroe, TX and Patsy (Chuck) Griggs, Rockport, TX; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

There are no services or visitation planned at this time for Mr. Hooks.

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

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Obituary for Tana Fragale

Age 88 of White House passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. She was born September 3, 1932 in New York to John & Lucy Lobello Conti. She worked as a clerical worker for Sears before her retirement. She was of the Catholic faith and was a very family oriented person. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid reader and loved watching old classic movies.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis Fragale; son, Anthony Fragale; sister, Mary Olley. She is survived by her daughter, Lori (Joseph) Rubino, White House, TN; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer, Jared, Joseph, Jason & Jenna; 6 great-grandchildren, Amelia, Henry, Dante, Ava, Anthony & Giulia.

floral squareFuneral service was held Friday, March 19, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Terrell Sommerville officiating. Visitation was held Friday, March 19, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for James Grady Emmett

Age 81 of Cottontown, TN went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the Waters of Gallatin. He was born October 27, 1939 in New Providence, TN to Vernon Grady & Myrtle Bell Denton Emmett. He worked as a supervisor for the Department of Safety until his retirement. Mr. Emmett was very passionate in his love for God, his late wife Lillian, his son Jeff and his love for Southern Gospel Music. He was the leader of the Emmett Trio for many years and enjoyed blessing others in song. He was a member of the Church of the First Born Hartsville, TN. He also enjoyed fishing and squirrel and duck hunting.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Lillian Beecham Emmett; sister, Agnes Emmett Overstreet. He is survived by his son, James Jeffrey Emmett, Cottontown, TN; sister, Alma Jean Durham, White Bluff, TN; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Jack & Retha Stone, White House, TN.

floral squareFuneral service was held Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Wayne Andrews officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Friday, March 19, 2021 4-8PM & Saturday, March 20, 2021 11am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

This poem was written by Wanda Dugan
Tribute to Our Music Man James Emmett

From a child Jim loved the mountains, trees, fields, and woods,
And going fishing, duck and squirrel hunting any time he could.Who can fill the shoes of this remarkable talented man?
We know no other at this time who can.
He had a divine heavenly gift that brought joy to us all,
Jim was there when needed at the slightest call.
He was there for birthdays, weddings, and funerals too,
For each occasion he knew just what to do.
A number of years ago he met his sweet Lilly-B,
She came from a little town called Big Sandy in Tennessee.
After years of marriage they wanted an addition to the family tree,
So they made a trip to West Virginia a precious little boy to see.
He brought them joy and happiness thru the years,
He was there to support them in fair weather and in tears.
This dedicated music man was one of three,
They were wonderfully called to sing for it was destined to be!
They blessed the church with songs they sung,
Carefully chosen by this dear talented son.
He sang with many people throughout the years
He cherished each one, to Jim they were dear.
He will trade his guitar for a robe and crown,
And be rewarded for blessing souls who were down.
Like King David who sang and played his harp,
In the world of music Jim was annointed and smart.
Next time we see him he will be singing in heaven’s choir,
His new robe and crown will be his attire.Although we search far and wide, Jim, for another to fill your shoes,
We could never find another to tell in song the good news like you!
Rest Bro. Jim by your sweet Lilly-B
Until we meet you in the morning by the crystal sea!

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

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Obituary for Karl Staggs

Karl Lloyd Staggs, age 38 of Pleasant View, Tennessee died Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM, on Thursday, March 25th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Karl was born on August 26, 1982 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late James Lloyd and Sandra “Sam” Louise Bland Staggs. He worked as a cook for Sidelines Grill in Pleasant View. He was an avid music lover and loved by many friends. He was a Christian.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Staggs.

He is survived by his brother, David (Susan) Staggs; sister, Amanda “J” Staggs; an uncle, and several cousins.

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 Schutt, Jr.

Kenneth William “Skeeter” or “Fat Kenny” Schutt, Jr. age 30, of Goodlettsville, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Michael Smith officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Calvin Olive, Cameron Schutt, Cody Hudnall, Ethan Schutt, Dave Rose, II, William “Twin” Jones, Allen Rose and Van Marshall. Mr. Schutt’s remains were cremated.

Mr. Schutt was born January 18, 1991 in Springfield to Teresa Hall Parks of Springfield and Kenneth Schutt, Sr. of Cedar Hill. He worked as a painter and was of the Baptist Faith. He loved to be outdoors, traveling, fishing and spoiling his nieces and nephews. He loved going on adventures and even worked on a crab boat in the Pacific Ocean. He was a country boy and was very handy at building things. And if he loved you, he loved you hard.

Mr. Schutt is preceded in death by his grandparents, Andrew Kenneth and Mary Elizabeth Bowen Schutt, his step-father, Troy Parks, and his uncle, Robert Hall.

In addition to his parents Mr. Schutt is survived by his step-mother, Amanda Elliott Schutt of Cedar Hill; brother, Cameron (Chasity) Schutt of Clarksville; sisters, Kaitlynn “Tater” Elliott of Cedar Hill, Kizzie Carver of Springfield, Brittany “Ree” (Ernest Parrish) Schutt of Springfield, Jackie (Daniel “Blackie”) Schutt of Cedar Hill, Ashley (Josh) Moses of White House, Brionna Schutt of White House and floral squareKelsea (Van) Poindexter of Lebanon; step-sister, Tiffany Parks of Clarksville; best friend, Calvin Olive of Goodlettsville; grandparents, Curtis and Helen Blackburn Hall of Springfield. Mr. Schutt is also survived by his fur baby Siberian Husky “Ragnor” and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home,  509 Walnut Street, Springfield, Tn is in charge of these arrangements.

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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.

A memorial service was held at Mr. Winfrey’s 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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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 were 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 followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Gary Sloan, Bob Stroud, Gerald Wakefield, Michael Corbin, Christopher Corbin, and Nicholas Corbin serving as pallbearers. The family received 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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Obituary for Charles Douglas “Charlie” Dickens

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

Funeral services were 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 followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Dr. Frank Gagliano officiating at the graveside. Pallbearers were 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 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.

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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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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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 were 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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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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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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