In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 7, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week March 7, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries March 1-7, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Martha Gail Collins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Fannie Kern

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Tommy Baggett

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Dorothy Eskew

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Jonathan Sanchez-Roblero

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Tony Andrew Dowlen, Sr

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for James Edward “CHIEF” Dodderer

James Edward “CHIEF” Dodderer, 75, of Greenbrier, passed away on Saturday February 27, 2021 at NorthCrest Health.

His remains were buried in Springfield Memorial Gardens on Tuesday March 2nd.

A Memorial Service will be conducted on Tuesday March 9th at 2:00 p.m. at South Haven Baptist Church with Dr. Frank Gagliano officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the memorial service.

Chief was born February 2, 1946 in Oklahoma City, OK to the late James Fredrick and Rose Marie Novak Dodderer. He retired as a welder, and then went on to work in building maintenance at Heritage High School. Chief was a member of South Haven Baptist Church. He enjoyed bowling, participating in Senior Olympics, and going to movies.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Peggy Dodderer. Chief is survived by his brother: Raymond Dodderer of Oklahoma, and by Jo Ann Linnemeier, of Springfield, who Chief always introduced to others as “My Friend”.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the South Haven Baptist Church building fund in Chief’s memory.

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Obituary for Charles Elmer (Chuck) McBride

Charles Elmer (Chuck) McBride, 69, a loving husband, dad, and Papa, passed away on Wednesday February 3, 2021 at his home, after an extended illness. He was a resident of Grove City, Ohio. He was born September 18, 1951 in Nashville, TN to the late Elmer E. McBride and Colleen McBride Minton.

Chuck was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp serving from 1968-1973. He was a police officer for Metro Nashville. In 1976 he started his railroad career with CSX Railroad as a switchman and retired as an executive from G & W RR in 2016. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed hot rod cars and showing his 1937 Plymouth at antique car shows. The light of his life was attending sports events watching his grandson Charlie compete in baseball, basketball, and football.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 49 years: Donna Elliott McBride of Grove City, OH formally of Springfield, by his son Charles “Gator” (Amy) McBride of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and by his four grandsons: Charlie McBride, Adam, Aaron, and Austin Elliott. He is also survived by his sisters: Patty (Rob) Carpenter and Barbara McBride of Murfreesboro, and numerous other family and friends.

Chuck’s floral squareremains have been cremated and a memorial service will be held at 12 PM on Saturday April 17, 2021 at Robertson County Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning at 11 AM on Saturday.

Honorary Pallbearers are Deland Elliott, Rodger Elliott, Mike Elliott, Todd Elliott, Rob Carpenter, Neal Cole, Len Wagner, and Dan Pavick.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Carl Edwin Slate

Carl Edwin Slate of Greenbrier, TN passed from this life Sunday, February 28, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield, TN surrounded by his family.

Funeral Services were held at 1pm on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Johnny Trail and Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Friday, March 5th and 10am until time of service on Saturday, March 6th at the funeral home.

He was born October 30, 1936 in Greenbrier, TN to the late Novella Howard Slate and Jack Martin Slate. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Slate; sister, Peggy Browning and grandson Cody Adcock.

He was married to the love of his life, Shirley Moore Slate for 65 years. He was a baseball coach in Greenbrier for nearly 20 years, serving several of those years as District Director for Dixie Majors Baseball. During that time, he helped shape the lives of many young men. He was very proud of each and every one of them. In the past, he served as a dedicated member of the Lion’s Club in Robertson County. He also served as a Robertson County Highway floral squareCommissioner for 12 years. He was a General Contractor for over 50 years and was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Slate; son, Steve (Sheila) Slate; daughters, Sherry Adcock, Karen Jackson and Cindy (Ed) Stansberry; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and sister, Patsy Nevels.

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

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Obituary for Alex Cabiera Benefield

Age 53 of White House passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021 at his home. He was born July 12, 1967 in the Province of Cagayan in the Philippines. He worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines. He enjoyed caring for the home, gardening. He was a computer nerd but he loved sharing his knowledge with others. He proudly served his country in the USAF.

He is preceded in death by his father, Dante Cabiera. He is survived by his spouse, Charles Evans, White House, TN; mother, Flora Pasion Benefield, CA; brother, Allen Benefield, CA; sisters, Elizabeth Glosson, Alexandria, VA and Anna Benefield-Velazquez, CA.

floral squareThere are no services or visitation planned. Inurnment in the Nashville National Cemetery will be Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2pm with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA in Alex’s memory.

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

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Obituary for Lisa Walker

Alisa “Lisa” Louise Walker, age 19 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Wednesday, March 3rd with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with Michael Walker, James Upchurch, Brandon Upchurch, Rowdy Sischo, Dustin Nicholson, and Lee Cox serving as pallbearers.

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

Lisa was born on March 2, 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee. She loved to dance, had a beautiful smile and a free spirit. She attended the 24 Church.

She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Ronny Walker and J.W. Nicholson;and uncle, Archie Henderson.

floral squareShe is survived by her parents, Melinda & Terry Nicholson and Edwin Walker; brothers and sisters , Michael (Stephanie) Walker, Crystal Dabney, Brandon (Elizabeth) Upchurch, James (Brittany) Upchurch, and Sammie Nicholson; grandmothers, Shirley Matthews, Barbara Nicholson, and Claudia Chamberlain; ten nieces & nephews and numerous aunts, uncles & cousins; sisters by heart, Christine Grissom, Izzy Heck, and Mandy Buyukolmez.

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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 Ella McLind Clarkson

Mary Ella McLind Clarkson passed away at the age of 85, 2/20/2021, at her eldest daughter’s home in Springfield after a lengthy illness. She had family at her bedside holding her hand.

She had chosen cremation (TN Cremation Care) and a memorial service is planned on her birthday, 3/19, in Roseburg, OR, where her remains will be buried with her parents.

Mary was born in 1935 in the town of Alamosa, CO, to Velma Ledinski and Gustave McLind. She was the eldest of 3 children and is survived by her sister, Jenny Sanford, Medford, OR and her brother, Victor McLind, Shingletown, CA.

She married Larry Clarkson, who has proceeded her in death, and had 3 children; Lynne (Matt) Herscher, Springfield, TN; Mark (Andrea) Clarkson, Salem, OR; and Michele (Steve) Tilley, Oakland, OR. She was blessed with 9 grandchildren including Bethany Herscher, Greenbriar, TN, Bonnie (Ric) Burks, Brentwood, TN, and Brenton Matthew Herscher, Springfield, TN.

floral squareMary was an accountant and worked in the Dept. of Human Resources for the State of Oregon for 23 years until retirement. She loved writing letters and corresponded with friends for life. She also enjoyed sewing, shopping, and reading. Her trademark was her energetic laugh.

The last 12 years of her life have been with/near her daughter here in TN where she got to enjoy 7 of her 15 grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Tennessee Cremation Care

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Obituary for Gladys Marie Hamsley Cook

Gladys Marie Hamsley Cook, 98, of Nashville and formerly of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday February 26, 2021 at Barton House in Nashville.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, March 3rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethlehem Cemetery with Brother Martin Babb officiating. Pallbearers were Reece Dean, Lanny Dean, Preston Dean, Max Dean, AJ Amendola, Joey Dean, Kailee Amendola, Molly Dean, Justin Simpson, Susie Simpson, Emmaline Dean, and Taylor Simpson. The family received friends on Wednesday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Gladys was born September 26, 1922 in Springfield to the late William and Nellie Henderson Hamsley. She was a graduate of Barren Plains High School class of 1937. Gladys was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. In the mid-forties Gladys worked at AVCO building airplanes, a real Rosie the Riveter! She later worked several sales and clerical positions including the City of Springfield before finding her true passion of interior design. She became a certified Interior Designer and worked at Ethan Allan and Suddarth Furniture Companies. She retired from a clerical position with the State of Tennessee. Gladys was a property flipper before it was fashionable. She built and re-habbed countless properties in her lifetime using her keen eye, sewing skills, and hard work to always make “the next one better than the last”. Gladys was an avid dancer and a regular at the Senior Citizen Center on Friday nights as well at the Thursday Coffee Club at Hardee’s and most days would be having her child’s plate of vegetables at Larry’s.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: John Wesley Cook, by her sister: Nell Wilmoth Brown, and by her brothers and sister-in-law: Joe Rayburn Hamsley, William Roy and Becky Hamsley. Gladys is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Reece and Mary Ann Dean of Nashville, Lanny and Shireen Dean of Springfield, and by 2 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and employees of Barton House for their care, concern, and love of Gladys.

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Obituary for Reese Jones Payne

Reese Jones Payne, age 84 of Springfield, Tennessee passed peacefully in his home on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Born September 2, 1936 in Carnesville, Georgia to the late John Burruss and Rachel Banks Payne, the family was of the Methodist faith.

His brother, Harold Ross Payne, also preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving 1960-1964, where he worked with computers, before they were a common household item. Reese graduated and met his wife Emily at Young Harris College in 1955 and completed his education after his service at Georgia State. Reese was a passionate lifelong “car man” working originally in finance, before becoming an auto wholesaler and spending over 50 years in the Nashville automobile business. He was a friend of Bill W. and was a humble servant for 32 years in the recovery community, especially with the Alumni of Cumberland Heights, always giving back what had been given to him.

floral squareSurviving him are his wife of 63 years, Emily Larmore Payne; son and daughter-in-law, Lyle and Mary Frank Payne; daughter, Lisa Jones, all of Springfield; sister-in-law, Fannie Payne of Toccoa, GA and grandchildren, Allyson (Charles) Payne Manfredi, Rachel Payne, Reese Payne and Harrison Long.

His remains were cremated, and no public services are scheduled.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, and the family requests any donations to be made to Cumberland Heights in Reese Payne’s honor.

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Obituary for Ollie Ruth Hart Head

Ollie Ruth Hart Head, 86, of Springfield, passed from this life on Tuesday February 23, 2021 at her home.

Graveside services were conducted Thursday February 25th at 3:00 p.m. in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Reverend Jim Woodard officiating. Pallbearers were Lewis Head, Thomas Head, Jack Head, Drew Hix, Mason Head, Mitchell McCormick, Barrett Brown, and David Turner. The family received friends on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mrs. Head was born April 30, 1934 in Springfield to the late Thomas Henry and Dora Jackson Hart. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1952. Mrs. Head was a retired office manager with Hail & Cotton in Springfield, a member of New Chapel United Methodist Church, a member of the Red Hats Ladies Society, and a member of NorthCrest Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, sewing, bird watching, cooking, and especially spending time with all of her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Billy Powell Head, by her brother: Thomas Melvin Hart, and by her sister: Rebecca McCormick. Mrs. Head is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Thomas Raymond and Sarah Head of Adams, Larry Powell and Kim Head of Clarksville, William Melvin and Julie Head of Springfield, by her daughter and son-in-law: Linda Ruth and Mark Hix of Springfield, by 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, by her brothers-in-law: Joe W. Head of Adams floral squareand Mitchell McCormick of Shelbyville, and by many nieces and nephews.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to My Father’s House Mission or to APSU Advancement for the Tyler Head AG Scholarship Fund. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

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Obituary For Raymond Woodard

Raymond Allen Woodard was born June 4, 1955 to the late Dorothy Jean Holman and Raymond J. Woodard. He transitioned to be with the Lord, February 19,2021. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death, by his sisters, Renita L and Pamela J. Woodard.

He married Carolyn Elaine Payne on September 4, 1976 for a total of forty-three beautiful years. Within this bond of marriage two beautiful children were born, Leslie RaCarol and Randall Allen.

Raymond was educated in Robertson County Schools and a proud graduate of Springfield High School, Class of 1973. He is a graduate of Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Later, a Special Education endorsement was added. He furthered his education at Trevecca University receiving a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision.

Raymond was employed by Robertson County School System for forty-one years. Within these years he was on the Springfield High football coaching staff that won the State Championship in 1993. In 1992, 1993, 1994 the Springfield High wrestling team had three state runner ups. In 1989 the only state individual champion, Travis Kirby. He was a teacher and administrator in the following schools; Judges School, Bransford Elementary, and Cheatham Park Elementary. He also served as Assistant Director of School Bus Transportation. Raymond was an active member of the Robertson County Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, and National Education Association.

Raymond was baptized and became a member of First Missionary Baptist Church at a youthful age. He was a Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, member of Male Chorus, dedicated Deacon, Tennessee State Congress, Little Fork District Association, Brotherhood, and served in the Church Culinary. He was an active member of King David Lodge #187 PHA, R.E. Boyd #12 Holy Royal Arch Mason, A. M. Webb #10 Royal Select Mason, G.C. Jenkins #25 Knights of Temple, Kelly Consistory #227, United Supreme Council 33 degree. Past Master (King David Lodge #187), Past District Grand Master District #19, Grand Lecturer. Currently, serving as District Deputy Grand Master District #19. Worthy Patron of Pearl Paradise O.E.S. #121. Raymond was an active member of ICARE Inc. He helped many people in the community young and old that needed assistance with rent, food, transportation to doctor’s appointments, volunteering at the voting polls, and other acts of kindness. He served on the City of Springfield Hospitality committee. Many young people that he taught or encountered considered him as their mentor.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted and loving wife Carolyn; two children, Randall Woodard of White House, TN, and RaCarol Woodard, Springfield, TN; grandsons, Noah Allen Woodard and Elias Charles Woodard of White House, TN; brothers, Phillip Woodard of Elkton KY, and Robert D. (Carolena) Woodard of Clarksville, TN; nieces, Joycelyn (Remel) Davis of Clarksville, TN, Robyn (Greg) Lawrence of Clarksville, TN, Tiffany Woodard of Elkton, KY; great nephew, Kylan Gardner; great niece, Symphony Lawrence; uncle, Donald (Ruth) Holman of Chester, VA; devoted aunt, Irene Holman of Springfield, TN; aunts, Ann Lee of Springfield, TN, and Earlene Holman of Springfield, TN; first cousins, Vincent (Constance) Holman, Staci Holman, and Kevin Holley; sister-in-law, Cathy (Greg) Ford. Special friend like a brother; Harold (Vicki) Barbee, Marlon (Janet) Pate; godchildren; Janelle Lawson, Gordon Bell, Dominique Barbee and Ormonda Gregory; a host of relatives and friends.

floral squareViewing, Visitation and Masonic Service was Friday, February 26 at First Missionary Baptist Church and Funeral Service, Saturday, February 27 at Springfield Civic Center with Pastor Robert Gardner, Officiant and Pastor Emanuel Haygood, Eulogy; Interment was in Springfield Memorial Garden.

Keep The Woodard Family In Your Prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Elvis Bradley Jones

Elvis Bradley Jones was born on December 10, 1956 to the late Milton Cole and the late Willa Dean Jones. He peacefully departed from this life on Wednesday February 24, 2021 at NHC Nursing home. He was able to spend his last few hours surrounded by love, prayers, and songs of praise.

Elvis Jones was educated in the Logan County School System in Adairville KY. He then later became employed at Tappan until he started to have a decline in his health and became disabled.
He professed his hope in Jesus Christ at an early age, he was a member of Banks Chapel where he would go and worship until his health would no longer allow him to attend.

Elvis is preceded in death by both of his parents; his eldest brother, Larry Jones; nephew, Marcell Jackson and his companion, Diane Moore.

He leaves to cherish his memories: Two siblings, Edward (Elizabeth) Jones of Springfield, TN and Sandra (Freddie) Bigbee of Adairville, KY. Three nieces, Myesha Jones, Misty Bigbee, and Casandra Bigbee. Two nephews Verdell Brooks and Adrian Jones. Three great-nieces and (two great-nephews. Also his second family, the Farmer Family: Jeffery Farmer, Janice Farmer, Michael Farmer, floral squareand Lee (Barbara Ann) Woodard. Special friends, Bubba Carney, James (Monty) Grady; and a host of many other family and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was held Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Phillip Washington, Eulogy and Officiant; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden

Keep The Jones Family In Your Prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary For Roderick Mabone

Roderick Sentell Mabone was born August 3, 1989 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late George Mabone and Deborah Rochelle King-Mabone. He left his earthly home on February 16, 2021 with his loving sister, Denita Felts, by his side.

He was educated in the Robertson County School System where he was active in sports during his early years, including football. He attended Springfield High School.
Roderick was known for his fun-loving personality and kind heart. He was extremely polite and respectful. A very generous and kindhearted man that was loved by many and that loved his family, especially his children. People that knew him best called him “Rod” and knew how much he loved playing his video games.

He worked at Goodwill Industries for several years and attended South Haven Baptist Church in Springfield, Tennessee for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Mabone and Deborah Rochelle King-Mabone.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories: his daughters, Karlecia Lynn Mabone and Nevaeh Sheree Mabone; siblings, Denita Felts, Jeremy Felts and Gwendolyn Mabone all of Nashville, TN, and Prentice Yates of Dallas, TX; aunt, Patsy King of Springfield, TN; nephew, De’Monte; nieces, Dehovonna and Diamond, one great nephew, EJ all of Nashville, TN; a host of cousins, relatives, and friends.

Walk through viewing and visitation was Thursday, February 25, 2021, 2-4 with funeral to follow at 4 pm.

Keep The Mabone Family In Your Prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Laura Dehmlow

Laura Dehmlow, age 73 of Springfield, TN passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at her residence.

There was a private service at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

She was born in Chicago, IL on September 4, 1947 to the late William Elgie and Emma Hernandez Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Ray Dehmlow and a brother, Alan Joseph Davis.

floral squareShe attended St. Matthews Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, cooking and sewing.
She is survived by son, Dennis (Jett) Dehmlow of Springfield, TN; daughter, Marci (Rob) Thomas of Kingston Springs, TN; sister, Maria Gail Davis of College Grove, TN; grandchildren, Megan Dehmlow, Axle Dehmlow, Easton Thomas, Johnathan Thomas and great-grandchild, Mariah Dehmlow.

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

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Obituary for J. D. Hodges

J. D. Hodges, age 83 of Clarksville passed away Friday, February 26, 2021 at his residence.

Funeral Services were 2pm on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield with Bro. Terry Bear officiating. The family received friends 1pm until time of service at the funeral home on Sunday. Entombment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

He was born in Clarksville, TN on May 26, 1937 to the late Henry Douglas and Eula Mae Mackens Hodges. He was also preceded in death by sister, Ruth Sykes and husband, Andy Sykes.

He loved spending time with his family and also enjoyed picking on others and joking. He loved watching the Tennessee Titans and old westerns on TV.

He is survived by Wife, Joyce Ann Wilson Hodges of Clarksville; son, Danny Hodges of Clarksville, TN; daughter, Lisa (Dwayne) Miller of Springville, TN; siblings, James (Gloria) Hodges of Adams, TN, Clara (Allen) Rushing of Clarksville, TN, Eugene (Dick) Hodges of SC, Betty (Ray) Peters of TX, Randall (Gisela) Hodges of Huntingdon, TN, Gwen (Pat) Hodges of AL, Larry (Paula) Hodges of floral squareFL; grandchildren, Ryan Hodges, Stacey Cleary, Danielle Fleming, Jarrett Miller and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jarrett Miller, Dwayne Miller, Darrell Van Meter, Lucas Wilkins, Gabriel Rylee and Jason Cleary. Honorary pallbearer will be Liam Cleary.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Hospice Promise Foundation, 901 Hugh Walls South, Lafayette, GA 70508 email; hospice.foundation@lhcgroup.com.

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

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Obituary for Mark Edward Davis

Mark Edward Davis, age 61 of Goodlettsville passed away Thursday, February 25 at his home.

Funeral Services were held at 6pm on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Ridgetop Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Dennis Stirewalt and Pastor William Little officiating. The family received friends 4pm until time of service at the church on Wednesday.

Mark was born February 23, 1960 in Nashville, TN to the late William Edward and Ruby Virginia Young Davis.

He enjoyed playing the piano and guitar, riding motorcycles, playing video games and cooking.

floral squareHe is survived by son, Josh (Christy) Davis of Watertown; daughter, Brandi Davis of Hendersonville; step-children, Amanda Brown and Dustin Wyatt of Greenbrier ; sister, Tracy Davis of Westmoreland, TN; grandchildren, Malachi Davis, Makenzy Davis and Clover Roadarmel.

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

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Obituary for Ernest Ray Hutcheson

Age 70 of White House passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He was born December 18, 1950 in Nashville, TN to Columbus Utah & Lydia Mai Page Hutcheson. He was the owner/operator of Magic Marker Sealing and Striping before his retirement. He enjoyed playing Bingo, poker, card games and fishing. He was a hard working man, a loving Husband, Father and Papa and a man that loved his family so very much. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Columbus Utah Hutcheson; mother, Lydia Mai Page Hutcheson-Smith;; infant daughter, Kimberly Darlene Hutcheson; sister, Teresa Guthrie; 3 brothers, David Glen Hutcheson, Kevin Roy Hutcheson and Timothy Quinton Hutchison. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Darlene Barker Hutcheson, White House, TN; sons, Ernest Ray (Janis) Hutcheson, Jr., White House, TN and James Alan (Amy) Hutcheson, Cross Plains, TN; daughter, Tonya Marie (Chase) Jones, Gallatin, TN; sisters, Donna Gale Anderson, Joelton, TN and Karen Lee Comer, Shelbyville, TN; 5 grandchildren, Kimberly Gilbert, Ashley Jones, Breanna Jones, Konnie Hutcheson and Daniel Hutcheson; 2 great-grandchildren, Leo David Hutcheson and Addysen Rylee Lawson; several nieces and nephews.

floral squareFuneral service was held Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Doug Baggett officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Sunday, February 28, 2021 3-8pm and Monday, March 1, 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 Justin Aaron Malone

Justin Aaron Malone, age 22 of Greenbrier, passed away Tuesday, February 22 at his home.

Funeral services were held at 12pm on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Graham Sims officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Fredo Juarez, Austin Pizano, Zay Henley, Cheven Jones, Fonzo Coleman and Nate Sears serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 10am until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

Justin was born in Nashville, TN on October 3, 1998 to Jeffrey and Lisa Malone.

He was a 2017 graduate of Greenbrier High School. He enjoyed playing video games, fortnite, hanging out with friends and buying tennis shoes. He was a loveable young man with an outgoing personality. He could be described as a “gentle giant”.

floral squareHe is survived by his parents, Jeffrey Lee and Lisa Michelle Stafford Malone of Greenbrier; brothers, Zac Malone of Madison, Jordan Malone of Greenbrier; sister, Mackenzie Malone of Greenbrier; grandparents, Mike and Sherry Malone of Goodlettsville, Wayne Muncy of Sulphur, OK and Uncle Michael Stafford of Chattanooga.

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

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