In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 21, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 21, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries March 14-21, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Miguel Diaz-Barriga

Miguel Diaz-Barriga, 85 years of age, was a resident of Springfield, TN at the time of his death on Monday, March 21, 2022. Miguel passed away after a hard-fought battle with Alzheimer’s disease while in the able care of NHC HealthCare Springfield.

Miguel was born in Mexico, in the state of Michoacan on March 12, 1937, to Miguel Diaz-Barriga, Sr. and Maria Teresa Huato Diaz-Barriga. Miguel grew up with three siblings, an older sister and younger sister and brother, and spent much time on the family’s ranch where he enjoyed hunting and horseback riding.

While a university student in Mexico City, Miguel vacationed in Chicago, IL where he met and fell in love with Dolores. Miguel and Dolores celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in December 2019, with a party attended by friends and family. Upon Miguel’s passing his devoted wife of 62 years was at his bedside.

Miguel and Dolores started a family in Chicago where they lived until 1976, when Miguel’s employer, Hall Printing, built a plant in Corinth, MS. Miguel and Dolores moved their family to Corinth, where Miguel remained in the printing industry until he retired in 1998.

Soon after Miguel retired, he and Dolores relocated to Springfield, TN to be near the bulk of their grandchildren. Miguel left Corinth with an abundance of appreciation and fond memories. Miguel was a fantastic grandparent giving generously of his time, resources, and love to his grandchildren–those who lived nearby and those who he saw far less than he would have liked. While Miguel’s love for his children was without question, his adoration of his grandchildren was borderline ridiculous—and his grandchildren and their parents remain extremely grateful.

While in Springfield, Miguel became active in the community, especially at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where he and Dolores attended regularly. Miguel, an immigrant himself, who proudly became a Naturalized United States Citizen, was a leader in the Hispanic community in Springfield, where he worked diligently to assist Hispanic families. Miguel was very grateful to those he worked with that welcomed good hardworking people with open and caring hearts.

Miguel is survived by his wife, Dolores, of Springfield, TN; his children Miguel, III (Margaret) of Richmond, VA, Lisa, of Manchester, TN, David (Caroline), of Madison, TN, Herman Christy), of Springfield, TN, Chris, of Nashville, TN, and James (Amy), of Franklin, TN; his grandchildren Gabriel, Brady, Brendan, Isabel, Nadia, Lizzie, Dean, Gabriella, Noah, and Max; and his sisters Maria Elena and Graciela.

Miguel is predeceased by his parents, Miguel and Maria Teresa; his brother, Pedro; and his grandson, Nathaniel.

Visitation for Miguel Diaz-Barriga will be on Thursday March 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m., with a Rosary service at 7 p.m., at the Robertson County Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday March 25th at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic floral squareChurch, with Father Anthony Lopez as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with his sons and grandson, Gabriel, serving as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Springfield TN, in lieu of flowers, and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

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Obituary for Patsy Meadows

Patricia Gayle Meadows “Patsy”, age 74 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Sunday, March 20, 2022 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Friday, March 25th, with Bro. Gerald Prior officiating. Burial will follow in Bellwood Cemetery with Brandon Payne, Sr., Malcom Meadows, Brandon Payne, Jr., Jason Bilbrey, Jordan Payne and Jonathan Payne serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Jacob Bilbrey, Clayton Payne, Ethan Walker, JayBo Bilbrey, and Jay Walker.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 24th from 2:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Friday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Meadows was born on October 25, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Malcolm & Lena Jones Morris. She was a homemaker and a national horse judge. She dearly loved her family and her Jesus and was a minister to all. She was a member of New Life Community Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Meadows, Sr.; son, Ralph W. Meadows, Jr.; and siblings, Anne Morris, Randy Morris, and David Morris.

Survivors include her daughter, Marilyn Meadows; daughter-in-law, Renee Meadows; brother, Wayne (Margaret) Morris; grandchildren, Brandon Payne, Sr., Brandy (JayBo) Bilbrey, Lacey Dawn (Jay) Walker, and Malcom (Meghan) Meadows; great-grandchildren, Tristan Payne, Brandon Payne, Jason Bilbrey, Jordan Payne, Jonathan Payne, Jacob Bilbrey, Clayton Payne, Ethan Walker, and floral squareAva Raine Walker; and great-great grandchildren, Kensley Payne, Cora Payne, and soon to be Lovie Mai Meadows.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Go Ministries, 3671 Apache Trail, Springfield, Tennessee 37172

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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 Stanley Bryan Smith
December 27, 1949 – February 27, 2022

Stanley Bryan Smith, 72, passed away February 27, 2022. He was a McMinnville, TN resident, and a past resident of Rockvale, TN and Springfield, TN. He was born in Ironton, MO, on December 27, 1949.

A retired engineer at Kuehne and Nagel, he was the son of the late Cecil Dale and Iona Mae Murray Smith, and younger brother to the late Jerry Smith and Kay Walker. In addition, he was preceded in death by his cherished wife, Deborah Seaton Smith.

Mr. Smith is survived by eight children, Ted Smith of Murfreesboro, TN, Andrea (husband Thomas) Bauer of Round Hill, VA, Vanessa Smith Neal of McMinnville, TN, Audrey Smith of Murfreesboro, TN, Suzanne (husband Craig) Harris of Murfreesboro, TN, Julie (husband Gary) Proctor of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Joey (wife Lesley) Haun of Christiana, TN, Scott (wife Holly) Haun of Murfreesboro, TN and a very proud Poppy to seventeen grandchildren.

Stan was passionate about his faith in God, love of music and simply said, a master at “collecting things”. His giving and loving heart left a beacon of light for all those who knew him. His home was always open, his heart was always full of love and his jokes and quick wit never failed him.

floral squareA celebration of life service will be held at 2:00pm, May 7, 2022, at Corner Stone Free Will Baptist Church, 3071 Hwy 99, Murfreesboro, TN 37128.

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Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com

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Arrangements for Mr. Timothy Trice
age: 61
(Springfield, TN)

Services are as follows: wake/public viewing: Thursday march 24, 2022 1:00pm-6:00pm, Family present 4:00pm-6:00pm

Visitation: Friday March 25, 2022 12:00pm
Funeral service: 1:00pm

All events will take place at the Chapel of Legacy Memorial Funeral Home located at 310 21st Avenue West Springfield, TN 37172

Please keep the Trice, Townsend, and Jackson families in your prayers

Arrangements entrusted to Legacy Memorial Funeral Home

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Obituary for Keith Leroy Schultz
Keith Leroy Schultz, 82, of Springfield, was called by the angels to be with his heavenly family on Friday March 18, 2022, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville after a short illness. Funeral services will be held on Thursday March 24th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Rebekah Rochte Votral and Reverend Paul Purdue officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Michael Palmer, Matt Bell, Michael Armstrong, Steven Armstrong, Brandon Head, and Landry Bibee serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Britton, Ceanna Armstrong, and the members of the Springfield Rotary Club, the Coopertown Men’s Club, and the New Chapel Men’s Club. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Keith was born June 14, 1939, in Logan, Ohio to Keith L. Schultz, Sr., and Ruth Mildred Laube Schultz. He was preceded in death by his parents, by his first wife and the mother of his daughters: Frieda Fortner Schultz, and by his daughter Lisa Schultz Thurtell.

Keith was a Christian first, then a statesman and scholar. He graduated from Logan High School and attended The Ohio State University. A man that loved and served the Lord by reading his Bible, praying and sharing his word of Scripture with his Sunday School Class, and as a Lay Speaker. He was a member of New Chapel United Methodist Church and was currently attending Porter’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Keith retired from Kroger as manager of several of their different entities that was located in Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, and later settled in Springfield to manage Delight Products until his retirement. After his retirement, he purchased Spin A Pin Lanes Bowling Center from Mac and Evelyn Felts. He was the second owner and sold it when he retired to Marathon Oil Company, which is now Speedway.

He loved Springfield and wanted to see it grow. He became an alderman for his ward and later became Vice Mayor for the City. In addition to serving the City of Springfield, Keith wanted to serve his country by being part of the City, County, and State elections by being an Officer at a voting precinct. He was looking forward to serving with the upcoming elections. He believed that every legal person should have the right to vote and follow through by voting on election day or early voting.

He was a member of the Coopertown Men’s Club, the Springfield Rotary Club receiving the Paul Harris Fellow Award, the New Chapel Men’s Club, and served as chairman of the board for the Springfield/Robertson County Senior Citizens. He was a founder of the Springfield/Robertson County Food Bank, that later merged with Second Harvest Food Bank.

Keith was very knowledgeable and loved history. He was an advocate for everyone, but especially to children. As a member of the Springfield Rotary Club, he loved sharing in the bike give aways to children that were high achievers. He loved seeing that smile on their face when they were chosen as a recipient. When owning the Bowling Center, he donated his time and lanes free for any child in the school system that wanted to learn how to bowl.

If you knew Keith, you had a friend. He listened to what you had to say and even if he didn’t agree, he supported your opinion. He was all about helping other people. If you were down on your luck, he was there to help. He wanted everyone to be treated equally and fair.

He loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and was especially ready to watch his great grandchildren Xander and Kennedy participate in the sport they liked, and he didn’t mind telling people how proud he was of them.

Keith is survived by his wife of nineteen years, Pamela Britton Schultz, by his daughter Valarie Schultz Palmer and her husband Bob, by his grandchildren Kayla Schultz Head and husband Brandon, Melissa D. Palmer, and Michael Palmer, by his great grandchildren Xander Keith Head and Kennedy Head, by his stepsons Michael T. Armstrong and wife Kelley, Steven C. Armstrong and wife Celeste, by his step grandchildren Daniel W. Armstrong and wife Brittany, Dalton C. Armstrong and fiancé Addie Martin, Ceanna D. Armstrong, Landry Bibee and wife Brittany, Riley Bibee and wife Kayla, by his step great grandchildren Rylan floral squareArmstrong, Luke Armstrong, and Presleigh Bibee, by his siblings Ronald Schultz and wife Marlene of Marion, OH, Donald Schultz of Nelsonville, OH, and Marlene (Jim) Green of Monroe, TN.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in Keith’s honor to the Springfield Rotary Club and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Michael Gregory Smith

Michael Gregory Smith, 71, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday March 20, 2022, at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

His remains will be cremated and there will be a Celebration of Life at a future date.

Mike was born May 20, 1950, in Oskaloosa, IA. He was a retired equipment operator in construction, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam war. Mike was a Christian and a former member of both the American Legion and the VFW. Over the years, he had performed in plays with the Robertson County Players, but primarily did much of the set construction. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and NASCAR fan. Mike was preceded in death by his father: Wendell Smith, by his son: Denver Smith, and by his brother: Tom Smith.

Mike is survived by his wife of 29 years: Connie Seay Smith of Springfield, by his daughters: Melissa Smith (Wayne) Woolery of Wister, OK, and Ashlee Smith of Lydard of Texas, by his mother: Helen Masterson Smith of Oskaloosa, IA, by his stepchildren: Ted Smith of Murfreesboro, Andrea Smith (Thomas) Bauer of Virginia, and Vanessa Smith Neal of McMinnville, by his brother: Ron Smith floral squareof Hendersonville, by his sisters: Deb (Tom) Lang of Oskaloosa, IA, and Cheryl Smith of Altoona, IA, by his grandchildren: Evan (Ashley) Weathers and Kenedi Loar, by his step grandchildren: Emma Harrietha, Lizzie Harrietha, Presley Smith, Everett Smith, Willow Neal, and Vader Neal, and by his great grandchildren: Ryan Mode and Forest Weathers.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Robertson County Players or to the Veteran’s organization of your choice.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for William John Molnar

William John Molnar, 83, of Cunningham, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family on Wednesday March 16, 2022, at Veteran’s Hospital in Nashville.

A private family service will be conducted on Monday March 28th in the Middle Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery in Nashville.

Mr. Molnar was born May 26, 1938, in Pittsburg, PA to the late William Peter and Jane Katherine Losier Molnar. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a retired mechanical engineer. Mr. Molnar enjoyed family vacations and family time, especially with his grandchildren. The highlights of his life were his H.O. Model Train layout, enjoying a good cigar, and enjoying a good beer such as a Miller Highlife, a Rolling Rock, or a Yuengling, but he would never drink a light beer or in his words “a weirdo beer”.

Mr. Molnar is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Thweatt Molnar of Cunningham, by his son: Billy “Bubba” Molnar of Conway, Arkansas, by his daughters and sons-in-law: Debbie “Rootie” and Marc Simon of Pleasant View, Sherry “Porty” and Aaron Watson of Conway, Arkansas, by his grandchildren: McKenzie (John) Ponzio, Brock Simon, Sydney (Jay) Edwards, Amanda DuPlessis , Sadie Watson, and Cameron Watson, by his great grandchildren: Llewyn Ponzio and Aurora Edwards, and by his siblings: Terry Molnar and Phyllis Molnar Leslie both of Pittsburg, PA.

floral squareMr. Molnar’s family would like to extend their love and appreciation to all the doctors and nurses in the Medical ICU and Palliative Care Unit at the Veteran’s Hospital in Nashville for the wonderful care and respect that was given to him during his illness.

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Larry Douglas Norfleet

Larry Douglas Norfleet, 77, of White House, passed away on Tuesday March 15, 2022, at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday March 19th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Bill Norfleet, Tommy Norfleet, Zack Norfleet, Melvin Norfleet, Keith Read, and Emery Herrmann serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Larry was born August 30, 1944, in Nashville to the late Garner Earl and Mattie Louise Broadbent Norfleet, Sr. He was a retired forklift operator and had a great love for hot rod cars, especially mustangs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Kathryn W. Norfleet, son: Lee Norfleet, and by his siblings: Garner Norfleet, Jr., Bobby Norfleet, Ronnie Norfleet, and Dimple Norfleet Cantrell.

floral squareLarry is survived by his wife: Kay Norfleet of White House, by his daughter: Tina (Michael) Baker of Erin, stepchildren: Bruce (Susan) Johnson of Winchester, Donna (Sammy) Crabtree of Springfield, Vicky Dickey of New Mexico, by his brother: Melvin (Pat) Norfleet of Cross Plains, and by several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Salvatore Michael Ippolito

Salvatore Michael Ippolito, age 51 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Tuesday March 15, 2022, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.

His remains were cremated.

Sal was born June 15, 1970, in Brooklyn, NY to the late Salvatore and Anna Desena Ippolito. He worked as a truck driver and was a floral squarechef, having worked at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville.

He is survived by his son, Salvatore Anthony Ippolito, one sister and one brother and devoted friend, CJ Lapieta.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Mildred Alleyne Moseley

Mildred Alleyne Moseley, 90, of Nashville, and formerly of Logan County, Kentucky, passed from this life on Monday March 14, 2022, at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro.

Private graveside services were conducted Thursday March 17th in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, Kentucky.

Mildred was born May 19, 1931, in Adairville, KY to the late Hummer H. and Alma Hughes Moseley. She was a retired payroll clerk with Logan Memorial Hospital and was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church in Nashville. Mildred was a member of the John Nolen floral squareChapter of the DAR in Nolensville, the Claiborne Chapter of the Eastern Star in Nashville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law: Doris and Fred Martin.

Mildred is survived by her nephew: Ken (Judy) Martin of Mt. Juliet and by her great nephew: Rudy (Margaret) Martin of Ashland City.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Cheryl Coles

Cheryl Deanna Coles, age 76 of Springfield, TN passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be 2pm, Wednesday, March 23rd at Hillcrest Church of Christ with Bro. Johnnie O. Trail officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jason Coles, Tony Weigant, Wade Nicks, Wesley Nicks, James Coles and Hayden Craig serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Jesse Nicks. The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, March 22nd at Hillcrest Church of Christ and 12pm until the hour of service at the Church on Wednesday, March 23rd.

She was born June 19, 1945 in Princeton, Maine to the late James Wesley and Farolyn McArthur Reynolds. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Eugene Coles and brothers, James Mulholland and John Mulholland.

She was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ where she did the church bulletin and was a Secretary for the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort.

She loved the Lord and her family first and foremost. She enjoyed watching TV, especially “I Love Lucy”. She also enjoyed Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays, taking care of others, sending cards to people and reading biographies and autobiographies.

floral squareShe is survived by her children, Jason (Karen) Coles of Greenbrier, Jaime (fiance’ Tony Weigant) Craig of Auburntown, TN, Jennifer (Wade) Nicks of Springfield; sister, Imogene Bennett of Springfield; grandchildren, Rebecca Coles, James Coles, Hailee Craig, Wesley Nicks, Hayden Craig, Jesse Nicks; special childhood friend, Annette Wigglesworth Scott of Maine and other special family friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort.

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

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Obituary for Sandi Brewer

Sandra Hollis Brewer “Sandi”, age 60 of Springfield, Tennessee, passed away Friday, March 18,2022 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Tuesday, March 22nd, with Pastor William Little officiating. Burial will follow at EverRest of Cheatham with Jonathan Barnes, Dewayne Fonville, Matthew Pippin, Andrew Conner, Brandon Hanner, and Roger Brewer serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, March 21st from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Tuesday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Sandi was born on January 18, 1962 in Houston County, Tennessee to Anna Hollis Baskette and the late Loyd Hollis. She was a cook for many years at Stratton’s restaurant in Ashland City. She loved all kind of animals and was always trying to rescue them from danger. She loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren. She was a Christian.

floral squareIn addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Johnnie Brewer; daughter, Kori Barnes (fiance`, Brandon Hanner) ; brother, Ronnie (Brenda) Hollis; sisters, Suzan Norwood and Lisa (Andrew) Connor; grandchildren, Jonathan (Shelby) Barnes, Kaley Barnes & Katie Barnes; and great-grandchildren, Easton Barnes, Clay Barnes, and a baby girl, Emery Barnes on the way.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA, 213 Oceola Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37209

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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 Charles Douglas

Charles Anderson Douglas, age 79 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Friday, March 18, 2022 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Monday, March 21st, with Bro. Terry Forrest officiating. Burial will follow in Coopertown Church of Christ Cemetery with Austin Douglas, Korey Douglas, Mike Burke, Mike Binkley, Madison Burnett, and Larry Tidwell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are David Cargile, Lou Crocker, Chris Gilmore, Tony Jones, Tony Neal, and Eddie Ray Walker.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, March 20th from 2:00PM until 6:00PM and again on Monday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Douglas was born on January 29, 1943 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Richard Lee & Charlie Mae Hudgins Douglas. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired with more than 36 years of service from the National Guard with the rank of 1st Sergeant. He was a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Jan Douglas.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Rosemary Douglas; sons, Michael (Michelle) Douglas and Brandon (Tracy) Douglas; floral squaregrandchildren, Ashlee (Austin) Taylor, Austin Douglas, Abbi Douglas, Alli Douglas, Kali (Dylan) Morton, Korey Douglas, Logan (Preston) Hall, Brooke (Kevin) Duquette, Megan Palmer, and Riley Palmer; great-grandchildren, Wesley Morton, Beau Taylor, Brilee Ray, Trace Hall, Charlie Duquette, and Archer Hall; and niece, Chelsea Douglas.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa Florida 33607

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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 Randall Pugh

Paul “Randall” Pugh, age 65 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Thursday, March 17, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

A memorial service will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Saturday, March 26th, with family & friends sharing memories.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Randall was born on September 10th, 1956 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Paul & Myra Pugh. He worked for Solid Waste of Robertson County where he served as a Director for over 19 years. He also served on the Board for Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department and loved raising cattle and making sausage.

Survivors include his sons, Jacob and Ethan Pugh.

floral squareIf so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Tennessee Cattleman’s Association, 530 Brandies Circle, Suite B, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128 or Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 336, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Billy Mac Smith

Billy Mac Smith, age 83, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2022 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 5pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Marvin Crouch officiating.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2pm until the hour of service at 5pm.

Mr. Smith was born January 29, 1939 in Livingston, TN to the late Hollis and Ruby Anderson Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Coopertown Church of Christ where he served as a deacon and an elder. He worked as a salesman at Stewart Williams Company for 22 years and was a truck driver and member of the Teamsters Union for 20 years. Mr. Smith loved his family first and foremost, but he was also an avid crappie fisherman, loved turkey shoots and drag racing.

In addition to his parents Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary Alice Drake Smith, his sister, Betty Sue Murphy, and his niece, Susanne Murphy.

floral squareMr. Smith is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Billy Scott Smith of Maryville and Chad Drake and Brooke Smith of Knoxville; grandchildren, Oakley Sloan Smith, Paxton Bryant Smith, Elizabeth Grace Smith, Emma Kate Smith and Ella Ruby Smith; and his dear friend and former daughter-in-law, Janice (Billy) Chausse of Franklin.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Coopertown Church of Christ. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Bobby Hester

Bobby Ray Hester, age 59, of Springfield, passed away Monday, March 14, 2022 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

A Memorial Visitation was held for Mr. Hester on Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 1-3pm at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.

Mr. Hester was born December 20, 1962 in Owensboro, KY to the late William and Lillith Shock Hester.

In addition to his parents Mr. Hester is preceded in death by his brother, Billy Hester, and his grandson, Jorden.

floral squareMr. Hester is survived by his wife of 32 years, Denna White Hester; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Amy Hayes and Brandon and Kelsey Hester; daughter and son-in-law, Marissa and Victor Hester; brothers and sister-in-law, Tony and Joyce Hester, David Hester and Barry Hester; sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Todd Haysinger; grandchildren, Bently, Kaylee, Kayden, Alyvia, Maddox, Xzavaier, Madison and Mason; and great-grandchild, Jordan.

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

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(Updated) Obituaries February 28 – March 13, 2022

Obituary for Emily Sue Hallman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Lynne Walpole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Mrs. Joyce Lynn Spain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Nancy Carter Williams

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

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

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

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

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Milldale Chapel in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Miguel Angel Olivarez

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Harace Wayne Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Angela Joy Williams Chowning

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Candy Lynn White

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Dorothy Jane “Dot” Woodard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Mark E. “Pork Chop” Minnis

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Pamela Dorris Swearingen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Diana Marie Cheshire

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Joyce Lavergne Slayton

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Billy Markham

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

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

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

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

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

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Steve Aguiar

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

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

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

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

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

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

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Nancy Sharp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Teresa Sue Cunningham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Virginia Ruth Dorris

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Linda Ann Eidson

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for MSGT (Ret) Bobbye Gleen Sturdivant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Michael “Mike” Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Phonnie “Mackie” Leach, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Gilford Walker

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

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

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

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

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

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, 1285 New Hope Road, Joelton, Tennessee 37080.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for William John Turecki

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

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

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

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Obituary for Winifred Yvonne Mitchell

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Shane Hunter

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

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

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

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

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Jerry Hunt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Dora Vermillion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for LaJune Dever

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Charles Fentress Swift

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Bertie Knott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Address: 2606 Highway 49 East Pleasant View, TN 37146

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for James Batts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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