In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 28, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 28, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries March 22-28, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Robert Conrad White

Robert White, age 56, died March 26, 2021 (8/18/1964-3/26/2021) in Hollow Rock, TN after a two-month battle with cancer. He was a Veteran of the US Army, stationed in Germany.

Robert was born to Earl and Margie Parrish White in Madison, TN on 8/18/1964.

He was known as “the computer guy” and was employed by Hexpol in Huntingdon,TN.

Roberts wishes were to be cremated. He will be laid to rest in Palmers Shelter Cemetery, Huntingdon, TN next to his Father, Earl Richard White.

floral squareHe is survived by his mother Margie Parrish White of Greenbrier, TN, daughters Krystal and Grace White of Hollow Rock, grandson Robbie, lifemate Pam Wright, brother Jeff White, sisters Debbie Greene, Tina Paul and Sheila Franks and his furry best friend Nugget.

He will be remembered as a hard worker, extremely intelligent man who loved and respected everyone and gave freely of all he had.

A Celebration of Life was held on April 1, 2021 with family and friends reflecting on his life well lived and well loved.

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Obituary for Joyce Ann Stuard

Joyce Ann Stuard, age 79 of Springfield, Tennessee died Saturday March 27, 2021 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday March 31, 2021 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Cato officiating. Burial will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams, TN with Josh Cato, Dillon Cato, Tyler Cato, Tim Sierman, Tom Sierman, Brent Lawson and Andrew Wofford serving as pallbearers. Donald Cato Jr. and Chris Hillman will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8 pm and again on Wednesday from 12-2 pm.

Joyce was born January 23, 1942 in Springfield, TN to the late William Stuard and Mildred Cavender Stuard. Her husbands, Charlie C. Hillman and Donald Cato Sr., son-in-law, Brett ”Winky” DuBois and great great grandchild, Waylon Nunez also preceded her in death. She attended South Haven Baptist Church and worked as manager in the newspaper business. Joyce was an avid antique doll collector and loved gardening and animals.

floral squareSurviving her are her sons, Donald (Cathy) Cato Jr. and Chris Hillman; daughters, Brenda (Timmy) Sierman and Susan DuBois; grandchildren, Mesha (John) Reece, Brent (Parlene) Lawson, Marie Sierman, Thomas Sierman, Timothy Sierman II, Josh (Ashley) Cato, Angel Cato, Dillon (Kayla) Cato, Tyler (Charlotte) Cato, Melissa DuBois, Brittan DuBois, Amanda (James Smith) DuBois, Christina Geraci and Michael Geraci; twenty-three great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Elder Edward Wilson Pulliam

Elder Edward Wilson Pulliam, 88, transitioned from this earthly life into eternal life at the Alvin C York Hospice Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Wednesday March 24, 2021. Memorial services will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home.

He was born in Springfield, Tennessee on November 16, 1932 to William P Pulliam and Fairy Mae Woodard Pulliam.

In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Annie Blanche West Pulliam; two sisters: Ada Bell (Daniel) Frazier, Mary (Sam) Keys; and two brothers: Robert (Eunice) Pulliam, William (Floretta) Pulliam. He is survived by one brother, Richard (Kathy) Pulliam.

Edward enlisted into the United States Army at age 18 and served combat in the Korean War. After his honorable tour of duty ended, he returned to the States and married his bride Annie on July 7, 1956. He worked as a mail handler for the United States Post Office in Indianapolis, Indiana and later in Nashville, Tennessee after relocating back to his hometown of Springfield, Tennessee.

Edward loved the Lord and his Christian faith with all his heart and soul. After becoming an ordained minister, Elder Pulliam soon gained pastorship at the Church of God Sanctified in Russellville, Kentucky and the Church of God Sanctified in Evansville, Indiana. He served the Church family and community for 41 years.

floral squareHe leaves to cherish his memory; two children: Edward Anthony Pulliam, Crystal Anne Pulliam-Lewis, daughter-in-law Margaret Pulliam; four grandchildren: Deidra Lewis, Michael (Chelon) Pulliam, David Clark, Jessica (Jesse) Reid; six great grandchildren: Sequoi Martin, Avery Pulliam, Kai Pulliam, Athena Pulliam, La’Zailah Harrell, Harmony Reid; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless devoted Church family members and community followers.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Angela Jill Morrow Hazelwood

Angela Jill Morrow Hazelwood, 52, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Thursday March 25, 2021 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday March 29th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Glenn Ford, Michael Morrow, Gary Payne, Robbie Morrow, Josh Reynolds, and Jason Reynolds serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Angela was born May 11, 1968 in Robertson County to the late Billy Ray and Sue Reynolds Morrow. She worked at Rivergate Kia and floral squarewas a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Angela enjoyed gardening, hiking, and especially being with family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Frank Hazelwood, Jr.

Angela is survived by her daughter: Chloe Hazelwood of Knoxville, by her son: Carson Hazelwood of Greenbrier, and by her sister: Suzanne Ford and husband Glenn of Hendersonville.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mrs. Lynda Teasley Bellar

Mrs. Lynda Teasley Bellar, 99, of Adams, died, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at her home.

Graveside services were conducted on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:00 A.M in Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Brother Marvin Crouch officiating. Frank Smith, Lynn Smith, Phillip Brown, Kenneth Holman, Edward Tilley, and Randy Brooksher served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Bellar was born on November 25, 1921 to the late Lander N. and Myrtle Gill Teasley. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband; Robert Earl Bellar, her brothers Billy Teasley, Don Teasley, and her sister, Marie Smith. Mrs. Bellar was a member of the Adams Church of Christ. Mrs. Bellar loved to spend time with her family, gardening, reading, and her animals. Her favorite place to go every Saturday, was Burdett’s Tea Room. She worked at the ASCS office for 37 Years.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughter, Pat Bellar of Adams, nephews, Frank and Joyce Smith of Adams, Lynn Smith of Adams, Don and Lorrie Bellar of Lakeland, Florida, Randy Chester of Cumming, Georgia, nieces, Bettye Lynn and Clyde Richert of Springfield, Vivian and Kelvin Penuel of White House, Leann Chester West Palm Beach, Florida, Sisters-in-laws, Ruth Bellar of Springfield, Polly Teasley of Golden, Colorado, loving and special caretaker, Christina Brown, and many great nieces and nephews.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Ruth Hicks Callis Apple

Ruth Hicks Callis Apple (Age 85) of Greenbrier, TN passed away at home on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

She is preceded in death by her parents George and Nettie Hicks; brothers, George D. Hicks, Jr, Paul R. Hicks; sisters, Mary Francis Fiori, Grace Hicks and Edith Kleam.

She was employed by the Robertson County Board of Education as Secretary and Bookkeeper at Greenbrier Elementary School for twenty-five years. She was a Girl Scout and a Cub Scout leader. She was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ and a past member of the Women’s Board of Robertson County Farm Bureau. She loved her family and family gatherings and enjoyed camping.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Apple; daughter, Jennifer (Jeff) Bedwell of White House, TN; sons, Craig (Wynne) Callis of Hendersonville, TN, Todd (Grace) Apple of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Jenny (Owen) Slaughter of Hendersonville, TN, Katie (Bryce) Davidson of Columbia, TN, Jordan Bedwell of White floral squareHouse, TN, Jeffrey Bedwell of White House, TN, Annie Apple of Nashville, TN, Jacob Apple of Boulder, CO; 6 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Vern Kleam of Goodlettsville, TN; best friend, Betty Wells of Hartsville, TN and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at Springfield Memorial Gardens in Springfield, TN on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM. Friends were welcome to attend.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Jimmy Brinkley

James “Jimmy” Claude Brinkley, age 75 of Hermitage, Tennessee, formerly of Ashland City, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Saturday, March 27th, with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Ashland City. Jason O’Neill, Joe Woodard, Stan Penny, Dustin Bruce, Randal Brinkley and Dewayne Bannister will serve as pallbearers.

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

Mr. Brinkley was born on December 11, 1945 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late Porter and Mary Shearron Brinkley. He was retired after 30 years with S & D coffee company and also served as a constable for eight years for Cheatham County. He loved to bowl, ride his motorcycle everywhere, and was an avid golfer.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Brinkley and a sister, Lona May.

Survivors include his daughters, Michelle Bannister Brinkley, Melonie Brinkley, Monica (Jason) O’Neill; grandchildren, Jimbo Bannister, Dustin Bruce, Eric Oldham, Anastasia O’Neil, Victoria floral squareO’Neill; and great-grandchildren, Courtney Bannister, Hailey Oldham, Lianna Bruce, and Nola Bruce.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 478 Craighead St. #200, Nashville, Tn. 37204.

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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 Troy Daniel Carroll Jr.

It is with great sadness the family of Troy Daniel Carroll, Jr. (aka T.J.) announces his sudden passing on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the age of 27.

TJ will be remembered by his loving father, Troy Carroll; loving stepmom, Melissa Carroll; and loving mother, Wendy Brown; his children, Bella and Rayden; brothers, Jason Hamilton, Anthony Huffines, Brandon Huffines, Justin Lemmonds and Landon Carroll; his Grandparents, Danny and Ruby Carroll, Jerry and Linda Taylor; along with his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. TJ was preceded in death by his sister, Nicki Carroll. Pallbearers will be his brothers Jason Hamilton, Anthony Huffines, Brandon Huffines, and Justin Lemmonds and cousins Shay Dunivant and Ashton Taylor.
His family will receive friends from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Thursday, April 1 and again on Friday, April 2 from 10:00am until floral squarehis Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville.

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 SSgt Tyler Scott Smith

SSgt Tyler Scott Smith, age24 of Milton, FL formerly of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, March 22, at his residence in Milton.

Funeral services will be at 2pm on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Rev. Todd Alexander and Bro. Terry Exley officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with full Military Honors. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Troutt, Kevin Barker, Nate Gross, Michael Gross, Chad Elliott and special honorary, Eli Barker. the family will receive friends 10am until time of service at 2pm on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the funeral home.

Tyler was born in Nashville, TN on March 14, 1997. He is the son of Scott (Sheila) Smith of Hendersonville. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ken Smith.

SSgt. Tyler S. Smith was a CV-22 Craftsman serving in the Special Operations Force Support Squadron of the US Air Force. He was a 2015 graduate of Station Camp High School in Gallatin, TN. He enjoyed Basketball, Football (Station Camp and Parks League), loved sports in general and just hanging out and spending time with friends.

He is survived by his father, Scott W. (Sheila) Smith; mother, floral squareChristy Corley; paternal grandmother, Betty Smith; maternal grandmother, Donna Hughes; maternal grandfather, John Hughes; sisters, Kenna Gross, Sabrina Taylor, Hannah Taylor, Brianna Taylor and Savannah Taylor.

Military will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Troutt, Kevin Barker, Nate Gross, Michael Gross, Chad Elliott and special honorary, Eli Barker.

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

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Obituary for Donald Herbert Gregory

Donald H. Gregory, age 92, of Hendersonville, TN passed away Monday, March 22, 2021.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Peggy Gregory (Hunt); sons, Steve and David; daughter-in-law, Linda; five grandchildren, Emily Wicke (Andy), Melissa Baker (Brad), Ellen Smithmier (Kenny), Becky Chastain (Kelly), and Sarah Tarpley (Trey); and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by one half brother, Don Kelly. He is preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Joy.

Don was a native of Nashville being born in 1928 at home on 3rd Avenue North and raised on Joseph Avenue in East Nashville. He was the only son of Eagon and Floris Gregory. He attended Nashville public schools and was a 1948 graduate of East High School. Don was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. In 1953, he and Peggy were married at Jackson Park Church of Christ. He worked for AT&T for 34 years at their office in downtown Nashville. He was a member of the Goodlettsville Church of Christ.

Above all, he loved God, his wife, and his family.
Don was a man of servitude, patience, and perseverance. He sought to create a safe, secure and loving home for his family which has been passed down 3 generations. During his life he served as a church deacon, a song leader, and a Bible teacher. His patience was best displayed in the time spent repairing anything broken or discarded in his workshop. He will be remembered by his family for his time spent playing guitar (mainly Chet Atkins songs), teaching his kids and grandkids how to swim, and reading or reciting stories to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a lifelong learner teaching himself the electric slide for his granddaughter’s wedding at 79, attending his first college class at age 81, and teaching neighborhood kids how to build and fly kites at age 84.

His outlook on life and life after death is best captured in his favorite poem “When Earth’s Last Picture Is Painted“, which he would read, recite, and revisit throughout his life.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Churches of Christ Disaster Relief. 

Don’s wishes were to have no funeral ceremony.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

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 was 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 were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24th, with Kenneth Wayne Head officiating. Burial followed 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 were the Robertson County Antique Tractor Pullers Association and the round table club at Douglas & Co. The late P.J. Murphey was also an honorary pallbearer in absentia.

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 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.

Gifts in Mary Kay Barrass’ memory can be directed to the Food Pantry floral squarethrough Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

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 was held at 11am on Saturday, March 27th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Kent Evetts Officiating. The family received friends 10am to 11am at the funeral home on Saturday. Inurnment followed 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 were 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 followed 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 received 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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Obituary for Michael B. Clark

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

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home. Burial followed in Cross Plains Cemetery with Michael Clark, Brandon Clark, Landon Clark, Keith Bogle, Andy Bogle, and Raymond Bogle serving as pallbearers. The family received 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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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 were conducted Monday, March 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Cross Plains Cemetery with Dalton Pigg, Jerrid Traughber, J.C. Traughber, Rusty Graves, Buzz Graves, and Mike Webb serving as pallbearers. The family received 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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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 were conducted Monday March 22nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Joe Rushing officiating. There was 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 were 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 followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens. Visitation was 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 were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Tuesday, March 23, with Bobby Ogg, Jr. officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with John Foster, Steve Gosney, Kenneth Lewis, Larry Rediker, David Welch, and Tommy Winters serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Don Balthrop, Tommy Castleberry, Bryson Albright, Randy Davis, Billy Evans, David Fyke, and Robert Head.

The family received 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 was held at 2:00PM, on Thursday, March 25th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.

Family received 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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