In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week May 2, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week May 2, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries April 26-May 2, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for John Allan Ball

Beloved friends and family, It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of John Ball on Monday, April 26th. Everyone who knew John loved him. Over the years John had many interests and hobbies that ranged from pottery to blacksmithing to SCUBA diving. He will be remembered for his easy laugh, quick wit, and, most especially, the deep love that he held for his family and many friends.

John was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 6, 1964 to Mary Francis and the late John Edward Ball. He lived most of his life here in middle Tennessee where he enlisted in the Army before going on to meet and marry his wife Kelley, graduate from Tennessee State University, and enjoy a long career in Information Technology. John was a devout Christian and enjoyed sharing his musical talents in celebration and fellowship.

John was the most loving husband to one, father to two, and grandfather to three and a half. He leaves behind his wife Kelley Brooke Ball; his son Jonathan Charles Ball and wife Beth; his daughter Sarah Elizabeth Redding, husband Talon, their children Cora, John, and Ava; his mother Mary Ball; his brother Benjamin and wife Melanie; his brother Jim and wife Pam; and his brother Dennis and wife DeAnna; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other beloved family.

floral squareA memorial celebration of life will be held at Solid Rock Baptist Church at 2327 Old State Hwy 11, Greenbrier, TN 37073 on Thursday, April 29th at 5PM.

Instead of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to the United Way, his last place of employment and an organization he believed in and supported. You can find more information at United Way Greater Nashville

1 Thessalonians 4:13, CSB: “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope.”

Psalm 46:10, NLT: “Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”

Arrangements entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center

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Obituary for Kenneth Gordon “KC” Cadwell Jr

Kenneth Gordon “KC” Cadwell Jr, age 78 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Friday April 30, 2021 at NHC of Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Kyle Cadwell, Erik Lane, Toby Craig, Brandon Conner, Danny Elliott and Michael Lane serving as pallbearers. Matthew Richardson and Josef Urban will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday May 3, 2021 from 4pm till 8 pm and again on Tuesday from 11 am until the hour of service at 1 pm.

KC was born October 11, 1942 in Grand Rapids MI to the late Kenneth Gordon Cadwell Sr and Irene Russell Cadwell. His wife of 41 years, Frances Ann Lane Cadwell also preceded him in death. He was a retired Parts Pro with AutoZone in Springfield and before that with Chief Auto Parts in Springfield. Mr. Cadwell enjoyed Woodworking, fishing and reading action and adventure books.

floral squareSurviving him are his three sons, Terry (Lisa) Cadwell, Scott Cadwell and Tommy Lane, all of Springfield: his brother Donald (Patricia) Cadwell of Jefferson, TX; grandchildren, Erik (Kellie) Lane, April (Brandon) Conner, Samantha (Matt) Keith, Michael Lane, Kyle Cadwell and Audrea Cadwell and his great grandchildren, Allie Conner, Myles Conner, Rosa Lane, Ivan Lane, Isaac Lane and Emmitt Keith.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Willis Diear Pairs, Jr.

Age 75 of Portland went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 29, 2021 at his home. He was born October 13, 1945 in Nashville, TN to Willis Diear Pairs, Sr. and Elsie Mae Felts. He worked as a self-employed carpenter and enjoyed working with his hands and doing woodworking. He also enjoyed swinging and rocking. Mr. Pairs proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 infant siblings, Ruby Pairs and Tommy Pairs; 2 sisters, Barbara Jean Denson and Elsie Mildred Parks; 3 brother-in-laws, Buster B. Carter, Frank Lassiter and Edward Smith.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55-1/2 years, Brenda Pairs, Portland, TN; daughters, Samantha (Steve) Stubblefield and Tara (Donnie) Stubblefield, both of Springfield, TN; brother, James (Alice) Pairs, Portland, TN; sisters, Mary Carter, Goodlettsville, TN, Shirley Ann Lassiter, Greenbrier, TN and Dorothy Smith, White House, TN; brother-in-law, Billy Parks, Anniston, AL’ 5 grandchildren, Alyssa (Johnpaul), Calli (Aaron), Jennifer, Jessica (Hunter) and Jimmy; 3 great-grandchildren and one on the way, Izzy, Caydence and Karson.

Funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor John Vida officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery with military honors and with Steve Stubblefield, Donnie Stubblefield, Jimmy Stubblefield, Johnpaul Howard, Aaron Holman and Hunter Lassiter serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Van Pond, Ronald Gann, Ronald Pulley, David Jones, Chris Jones and John Hancock. Visitation is planned for Saturday, May 1, floral square2021 4-8pm and Sunday, May 2, 2021 12pm-2pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund 4101 Highway 76 Cottontown, TN 37048

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

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Obituary for Emily Kathryn May

Emily Kathryn May, age 23, of Westmoreland, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021. She was a sweet and loving daughter and sister who had a huge heart and loved everybody. Emily was a 2017 graduate of Hendersonville High School.

She is survived by her mother, Rebecca Baker; step-father, Jon Smith; sister, Allyson Smith; grandmother, Kathy May; and aunt, Karen Cahill.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 7, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until time of her Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. floral squareat Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hendersonville.

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

The family has entrusted his services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Louise Montgomery Carmack
January 28, 1926 – April 28, 2021

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Louise Montgomery Carmack of Hendersonville, Tennessee on April 28, 2021 at the age of 95 years.

She was born in Washington County, Tennessee on January 28, 1926. She was the only child of John and Bess Crookshanks, who proceeded her in death along with her grandson, John Montgomery Carmack.

Louise received her early education at Mountain View School and Jonesboro High School. At age 16, she entered East Tennessee State College in Johnson City, Tennessee and graduated with teaching degrees in music, history, economics and geography.

She taught in Knoxville city schools, Washington County, Sullivan County and Kingsport city schools, where she retired after 37 years of teaching.

She was a Presbyterian and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She spent her remaining life researching her family’s genealogy, gardening, sewing and traveling. She was an avid reader and never stopped learning. In 1991, she left Kingsport and moved to Hendersonville, TN to be near her only child, Dr. James Carmack.

floral squareLouise will be lovingly remembered by her son, James (Judy) and her grandchildren Jaime (Tim) and Joseph (Jamie). She is also survived by her cherished great grandchildren, Anson Drown, Asher Drown, Quincy Drown, Sutton Carmack, Camden Carmack and Tanner Drown.

There are no services scheduled for Mrs. Carmack.

The family has entrusted his services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Robert Tebbetts

Robert Hagen Tebbetts, age 74 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Gallatin Center for Rehab and Healing.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 3:00PM on Saturday, May 1st, with his family sharing memories. Robert’s remains were cremated following the service.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, May 1st from 1:00PM until the hour of service at 3:00PM.

Mr. Tebbetts was born on July 12, 1946 in Rochester, New Hampshire to the late Burton & Elizabeth Tebbetts. He was the CEO, COO, & CFO of Sigi’s Fashions, Inc., in which was named after his wife, Sigrid. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He loved to ride his motorcycle and especially play golf after retiring. Robert loved his family and grandchildren and was a Christian.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sigrid Tebbetts; daughters, Jackie Martin, Janette (Stephen) Boas, & Nikki Tebbetts (Brian Giacoletti); grandchildren, Kyle J. (Ruby) Martin, Rachel S. (Jose) German, Brandie Moore, Joseph Morales, Jared (Rachel) Morales, Jacob Morales, Jeremy (Chris) Boas, and Allanna (Robbie) Porter.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P O Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

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 Patricia Compton Long

Age 87, of Cross Plains passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at NHC in Hendersonville. She was born March 13, 1934 in Louisville, KY to Clayton Abernathy Compton, Jr. & Sarah Elizabeth Hart. She worked 20+ years for Bell South and was credited for saving the life of a baby over the phone, when she worked as a telephone operator. Ms. Long was retired from the U.S. Navy, where she attained the rank of Senior Chief. She was a member of the American Legion Post #206 in White House, where she served over approximately 20 years as Post Service Officer. She also served on the Executive Committee and served as Post Commander. Pat was also very active in the Eastern Star and worked as a professional clown. She also loved dogs and was a member of Jesus Reigns Fellowship, where she attended.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Maurine Russell; nephew; Howard Russell. She is survived by her brothers, Clayton (Johnnie) Compton, Louisville, KY and Stephen (Odell) Compton, Crestwood, KY; sister, Estelle (Gordon) Quisenberry, Louisville, KY; 12 nieces and nephews;23 great nieces and nephews; 6 great-great nieces and nephews and a young lady she loved like a daughter, Marissa Hundley.

Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, May 3, 2021 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Chet Murrell officiating. Interment will be held Tuesday, May 4, floral square2021 at 10am in Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation is planned for Monday, May 3, 2021 12pm-3pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled and Burned Children.

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

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Obituary for Mary Townsend

On April 26, 2021 Mary Helen Clark Tomaszewski-Townsend, loving wife and mother of 3 daughters, passed away at the age of 77.

She was born on December 24, 1943 in Decatur, Alabama to the late Edward and Frances Clark. She was a graduate from Joelton High School. In 1963, she married the late Raymond Joseph Tomaszewski and they raised 3 daughters, Kelly, Missy, and Mary Jo until his death on April 26, 1977. Mary remarried her life long devoted partner, Bill Townsend to complete her journey.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband; brother, Joe Clark and 3 baby boys.

She is survived by her husband Bill Townsend; daughters, Kelly (Tommy) Ellis, Melissa Tomaszewski, Mary Jo (James) Holmes, Stephanie Johnson, Denise (Mark) Downing, Tammy Madison, Billy Townsend, II. and children; grandchildren, Donny (Jeimy) Young, Kyle (Samantha) Ellis, Cage (Rita) Ellis, Addison Holmes, Staten Holmes, Dean Oldham and sibling Edwina Parker; and many nieces, nephews, friends, family too numerous to list but no less important.

Funeral Services were conducted by Keith Sovine, George Mills, and Tommy Ellis at 1:00PM, Thursday, April 29th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View. Burial followed in Good Springs cemetery with James Holmes, Cage Ellis, Ron Tomaszewski, Keith Sovine, Jeremy Savage, Kyle Ellis, Noah Young, Donny Young, Will Townsend serving as pallbearers.

floral squareThe family received friends at the funeral home from 4:30-8:00PM on Wednesday, April 28th, and again on Thursday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM. A Celebration of Life followed after the burial at The Livery Stables.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Nashville, 478 Craighead St., Suite 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 Wayne Charles Shick

Wayne Charles Shick, age 70, of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. Wayne was a Christian, musician, music teacher, Civil War buff, a U.S. Army veteran, and enjoyed politics. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Shick; and a brother, Donald Shick.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Laurie Shick; sons, Troy Shick, Adam (Stefanie) Shick, Austin Price, and Jesse Price; a daughter, Tracy Shick; 9 grandchildren, Lynnzie, Alicia, Anita, floral squareAlexandra, Carmen, Adriana, Xavier, Zack, and Josh; 2 great grandchildren, Roman and Malina; his mother, Maxine Evans Shick; and brothers, Raymond, Wendell and Glenn Shick.

There are no services scheduled for Mr. Shick at this time but there will be a Memorial Service scheduled at a later date.

The family has entrusted his services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Carolyn Tipton

Carolyn Louise Tipton, age 84 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Monday, April 26, 2021 at her home.

Her remains were cremated and there are no services scheduled.

Carolyn was born on April 5, 1937 in Bell Buckle, TN to the late Marvin & Marylee Arnold Woosley. She was a retired telephone receptionist in the automotive industry.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Tipton; and a son, Jeff Tipton.

floral squareSurvivors include her significant other, Cecil Brewer, and his daughter, Audrey Lewis; a brother, Carl (Dorothy) Woosley; and several nieces & nephews.

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

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Jackson

Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Jackson, 47, of Greenbrier, passed away Saturday April 24, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Friday April 30th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. The family received friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Tommy was born January 23, 1974 in Springfield. He worked as a painter and was of the Baptist faith. Tommy enjoyed being with family and friends, watching sports, especially the San Francisco 49’s. His children and grandchildren were his life. Tommy was preceded in death by his father: Thomas Everett Jackson.

floral squareTommy is survived by his daughters: Latisha Jackson of Adairville, KY, Everlei Jackson of Greenbrier, by his sons: Chevie and Elijah Jackson both of Greenbrier, by his mother: Jacklyn Bunch Cope of Greenbrier, by his brothers: Chris Jackson of Springfield, Trinity Stout of Greenbrier, Nolan Stout of Adairville, KY, and Joshua Stout of Springfield, by his sister: Danielle Browder of Nashville, by his grandchildren: Dalon and Dominic Jackson, and by his uncle and aunt that raised him: James and Mary Stout.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Tracie Cherie Foster

Tracie Cherie Foster, age 47 of Hendersonville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Tracie was a very tenderhearted person and loved helping others. She loved animals and enjoyed fishing. She loved her Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Jolly Ranchers and Coke. She loved to sing and dance, and was always the life of the party! She loved to laugh and was known to always have a corny joke to tell. She especially loved her Lord.

She is survived by her sons, Cody Foster and Trenton Warden; her parents, Ruben “Jr.” and Joyce Foster; her sisters, Kellie (Billy) Burgess and Kerrie Foster; her grandchildren, Riley Cole Foster and Gabrial Wayne Warden; and her niece, Addy Wells.

floral squareHer family received friends on Wednesday, April 28 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and again on Thursday, April 29 from 10:00am until her Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am in the Chapel at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Jerry Wooley officiating. Interment followed at Beech Cemetery with Cody Foster, Trenton Warden, Billy Burgess, Tommy Pipkin, Josh Boone and JP White served as pallbearers.

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The family has entrusted his services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Diane Duffer

Diane Ray Duffer, age 75, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at her home.

No services are planned at this time.

Mrs. Duffer was born December 6, 1945 in Nashville, TN to the late Fred and Lois Cantrell Ray. She worked in the Quality Control Department at Electrolux and loved shopping. She especially loved her family and talking on the telephone with them.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Duffer is preceded in death by her grandmother, Mammie Campbell and her brothers, Ronnie Ray and Mike Ray.

Mrs. Duffer is survived by her husband of 58 years, Wallace “Glenn” Duffer; sons, Timothy Glenn Duffer and Steven Randall (Rachael) Duffer, both of Springfield; daughter, Tammy Diane Swift of Ridgetop; brothers, Martin (Shirley) Ray of Madison and James floral square“Bubba” Ray of AL; grandchildren, Melanie (Jason) Manuel, Brittany (Brandon) Stokes, Quenton (Breona) Creek, Christopher Creek, Dalton Swift and Carmen Duffer; and great-grandchildren, Coryanna Stokes, McKinney Stokes, Sophia Creek, Sofia Olive, Abel Creek and Lucas Creek. Mrs. Duffer will also be survived by twin great-granddaughters due to arrive in May of this year.

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

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Obituary for James “Judd” R. Judson

James “Judd” Ray Judson, age 60 of Greenbrier, TN passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at his home.

There are no services planned.

He was born December 30, 1960 in Louisville, KY to the late James Michael and Clara Inman Judson.

He was a Veteran of the US Coast floral squareGuard and worked as a Commercial Electrician at US Tobacco.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Tresea sanders Judson; step-daughter, Kimberly Jarmusuz and 4 grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Joe Ellis

Joseph “Joe” Newlin Ellis, age 92, of Stuart, Florida and formerly of Gallatin, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Stuart, FL.

Graveside services were held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 2pm in the Oakland Cemetery with Brother Randy Riggs officiating. No visitation was held prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Ellis was born October 19, 1928 in Springfield, TN to the late Richard and Pearl Fuqua Ellis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, he liked baseball, NASCAR, and especially golfing. He graduated from Greenbrier High School. In 1963 Mr. Ellis was one of the founding members of LaSalle-Deitch Co., Inc., a distributor of products for the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle industry. He served as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 1971 until his retirement in 1992. In 1997 the company changed their name to LaSalle Bristol Corp when they merged with the BPC Division of Bristol Corporation and a subsidiary of Heywood Williams Group. After his retirement he continued to work as a management consultant.

Mr. Ellis was a longstanding member of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute Advisory Board, serving from 2008-2021, taking on emeritus status in 2017 until his passing. During more than a 25-year association with the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Mr. Ellis provided leadership and inspiration to those with whom he served. In 2013 he was appointed Board Chairman and continued to work tirelessly to help patients and families living with the life-changing impact of eye disease.

floral squareThe Ellis family supported research and created an endowed chair held by their family physician and close friend, Dr. Karen Joos. In addition to his parents Mr. Ellis is preceded in death by his brother, Thurman Dean Ellis.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Harpster Ellis and his daughter, Patricia Ellis of Gallatin.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Dannie Ray “Pepper” Biggs

Dannie Ray “Pepper” Biggs, 75, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at his home. Born in Robertson County, March 4, 1946, he was the son of the late Herschel Biggs and Christine Woodard Biggs. Dannie was also preceded in death by a brother, Eldon; and two sisters, Betty and Jean. Raised on the family farm, Dannie learned the value of hard work and developed his dedicated work ethic. In 1985 he opened Biggs Septic Service which he ran for many years. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had also been a member of the Greenbrier Lodge of Masons. Dannie was also hard at work on something, however when he did find an excuse to relax he enjoyed fishing, or watching the western movies he loved. Dannie was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He loved all the family gatherings.

He is survived by his daughter, Tracey Knuckles (Timothy); his sons, Dennis Biggs (Elizabeth), Chris Biggs (Robin), and Charlie Biggs (Samantha; 10 grandchildren, Tyler Knuckles, Dalton Knuckles, Wyatt Knuckles, Gracie Knuckles, Kristina Johnson (Randy), Kalli Collins, Kaitlyn Martin, Evelyn Biggs, Elizabeth Biggs, and Charlie Biggs II; 5 great-grandchildren, Kallie Knuckles, floral squareMcKenzie Knuckles, Layton Knuckles, Hunter Knuckles, and Chloe Knuckles; and his siblings, Russell Biggs, Tommy Biggs, Larry Biggs and Erma Anderson.

Visitation was held at Springfield Funeral Home, Monday from 4 to 7 pm and Tuesday from 12 to 1 pm. A celebration of life service was held at the funeral home Tuesday at 1 pm followed by interment in Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center

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Obituary for Martha Sue Traughber Freeland

Martha Sue Traughber Freeland, 81, of Cross Plains, passed from this life on Thursday April 22, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 26th, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Pastor Russ Noss officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Dr. Bruce Grubbs officiating. Pallbearers were Wayne Leding, B.J. Traughber, Trey Traughber, Mark Traughber, Joe Swann, Kevin Clinard, and Kenny Swann serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Terry Roberts and Ed Coleman Sunday School Class. The family received friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home and on Monday from 12 noon until service time at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains.

Mrs. Freeland was born May 24, 1939 in Springfield to the late Hugh and Mary Moudy Traughber, Sr. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1957, a retired shipping specialist with Ingersoll Rand, and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains. Mrs. Freeland loved being outdoors working in her flowers and helping on the farm, working in the Stone Soup ministry at Mt. Carmel, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter: Gabrielle Freeland, and by her brother: Tommy Traughber.

Mrs. Freeland is survived by her husband, James Earl Freeland, whom she would be married to for 60 years this coming October, by her sons and daughters-in-law: Brian and Debbie Freeland of Burlington, KY, Stephen and Tina Freeland of Orlinda, Brent and Sabrina Freeland of Farragut, TN, by her grandchildren: Hannah, floral squareBrock, Corinne, Emma, Jessica, and Olivia Freeland, Elijah and Olivia Stewart, by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Clark and Sherry Traughber of Springfield, Hugh and Joyce Traughber, Jr., of Cross Plains, Paul and Kay Traughber of Harriman, Billy and Patti Traughber of Springfield, and Bobby Traughber of Pleasant View, and by her sister and brother-in-law: Joyce and Jake Leding of Springfield.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Glendel Mae Hall

Glendel Mae Hall, 85, of Louisville, KY and formerly of Springfield, passed from this life on Wednesday April 21, 2021 at Essex Nursing Home in Louisville.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday April 24th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hall was born March 12, 1936 in Parsons, TN to the late Glennie and Wilma Goodman Jordan. She was a retired care giver and was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church. Mrs. Hall enjoyed crafts, gardening, and decorating her home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Joe Hall, her son: Doug Edwards, her brother: Thomas Jordan, and by her sister: Juanita Creasy.

floral squareMrs. Hall is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Gerald and Willa Knight of Louisville, KY, by her daughter and son-in-law: Sharon and Dennis Cook of Louisville, KY, by her brother and sister-in-law: Billy and Linda Jordan of Ashland City, by her grandchildren: Tamara Cook, Tiffany Weible, and Kayla Stallard, and by 8 great-grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Robert Traughber Jr.

Robert Cecil Traughber, Jr. was born to the late Robert C. and Marjorie Traughber, Sr. on May 15, 1949 in Robertson County, Tennessee. He is the eldest son of seven children. He departed his life’s journey on Monday, April 19, 2021 at NHC Nursing Home in Springfield, TN.

He was educated in the Robertson County Schools, graduating from Bransford High School, Class of 1969. Robert served his country in the United States Army and Army Reserve from August 1969 to 1975 receiving an Honorable Discharge.

Robert had many talents; his professional talent was painting cars, working and fixing them. He would help you out if he could, he was just a great person to all. He did not let anything stop him from doing what he wanted to do. He loved being around his family, joking and just having a great time.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Anthony Hilliard; his sister, Ethel Mae Traughber and his brother William Henry Traughber.

floral squareRobert leaves to cherish his loving family and friends: children, Derrick D. Traughber (Angela), Robert J Wilson, Sr. and Andrea T. Scott; sisters and brother, Lucille Dowlen (Tony), Annella Hilliard, Larry (Carrie) Traughber and Veronica Traughber; grandchildren, Danae K. Traughber, Derri’ana L. Traughber, Deaja A. Traughber, Timothy D. Traughber, Robert J. Wilson, Jr. Mercades Wilson, Elay’Shia J. Wilson, Janasha J. Wilson and Walter J. Wilson; nieces and nephews, Angela Hilliard, Darrell Jarrett (Twana), Anthony Dowlen, Yolanda Dowlen, Sedric Traughber (Aisheaka), Natasha Traughber, and Marcus Boyd; ; great nieces and nephews, Orlandez Chatman, Sr., JaMelle Felts, Aresha Hilliard, JaVonna Dowlen, Amaya Eason, Jaylen Jarrett, Mikeyia Ellis, Joelle Jarrett; great-great nephew, Orlandez Chatman, Jr.; a really close friend, Elnor Traughber that always cared about Robert and she will truly miss him; a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing and Visitation was held Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Mark Washington, Officiant and Elder James V. Traughber, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Frankie C. Monfette, Jr.

Frankie Clarence Monfette, Jr., age 48, of Cedar Hill, died peacefully at his home following an extended illness.

A funeral mass was held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the St Michaels Catholic Church with Father Ben Butler officiating. The burial followed in the St Michaels Catholic Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Monday from 4:00 – 8:00pm and again on Tuesday from 10:00am – 11:30am. There was no visitation at the Church prior to the service.

Franke was born on July 13, 1972 in Clarksville, Tennessee to Frankie Clarence and Donna Kay Arms Monfette, Sr. He is preceded in death by his sister, Dawn Monfette Martin and his grandparents, Guy J. & Betty Wells; Felix & Reba Arms; and Raymond Monfette.
He is survived by his wife, Kendra Ann Monfette of Cedar Hill; sons, Andrew Francis Monfette and Dominic Seth Monfette both of Cedar Hill; daughter, Clara Grace Monfette of Cedar Hill; brothers, Shawn (Kelly) Monfette of Springfield and Brian Monfette of Springfield.
floral squareActive pallbearers will be Shawn Monfette, Brian Monfette, Chris Covington, Wesley Reed, Riley Monfette, Timmothy Hutton, Bradley Arms, Levy Jewell. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Ulsh, John Shepheard, Gary Carr, Ted Starkey, and Danny Huante.

The family request that donations be made to the Frankie Monfette memorial fund at Austin & Bell Funeral Home.

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

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Obituary for Nancy Sue Clinard

Nancy Sue Clinard, age 75 of Cross Plains, TN passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Funeral Services were held 12pm, Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield with Rev. Doug Spain and Rev. Chris White officiating. Burial followed in White House Memorial Gardens with Josh Clinard, Steve Clinard, Jason Wilkins,, Jonathan Clinard, Anthony Siegrist and Tommy Pinson serving as pallbearers. Alternate pallbearers were Larry Gregory and B.J. Brooksher. The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, April 28th and 10am until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

She was born October, 8, 1945 in Goodlettsville, TN to the late James Roy and Mary Sailor Cheek. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Timmy Cheek, Frankie Cheek and sister, Patricia Blackwell.

She was a homemaker and loved her family very much as well as fishing, bingo, her dachshunds, working outdoors, flowers and helping others, especially those in need.

She is survived by husband, Leroy Brooks Clinard of Cross Plains, TN; sons, Marion R. “Skeeter” (Lisa) Fry of Muscle Shoals, AL, floral squareDwayne Clinard of Summer Shade, KY, James (Jessica) Clinard of Goodlettsville, TN; sisters, Dorothy Tidwell of Lebanon, TN, Margie (Samuel) Hastings of Ridgetop, TN, Margaret McGlothlin of Greenbrier, TN; grandchildren, Abby Clinard, Jonathan Clinard, Zach Fry and great-grandson, Braxton Clinard.

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

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Obituary for Charles Edward Krom

Charles Edward Krom age 91, of white house, Tn. passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021. Charles was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was retired from the New York Fire Department after 28 years service. He loved hunting and fishing and was a Master Fish Fly Tyer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Anna Krom. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Loretta Krom; son, Stephen floral square(Ann) Krom; daughters, Beth (Carl) Meyer and Erica (Andre) DeGroat; sister, Barbara (Frank) Rhatigan; grandchildren, Nicholas and Jeremy Krom, Caitlin Smith, Charles Meyer, Margaret Jobson and Loreli DeGroat. 4 great-grandchildren also survive.

No services are planned at this time.

His family has entrusted his services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Betty Wright

Betty Ruth Wright, age 81 of Joelton, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Ashland City.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Wednesday, April 28th. Burial followed in the Friendship Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Ashland City. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

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

Mrs. Wright was born on November 13, 1939 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late James & Minnie Raines Kelly. She was retired after 35 years as a nurse with Elmhurst Nursing Home. She loved reading, gardening, fishing, and collecting her favorite recipes. Betty was a member of Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ray Clouse; and grandchildren, Shane Hinton, Amber Young, and Keith Brandon.

floral squareSurvivors include her son, Michael Clouse; daughters, Dena (Richard) Evers, Dewanda Brandon, and Donna (Larry) West; grandchildren, Kevin (Barbara) Brandon, Lori (Ronnie) Brandon, Leslie (Zach) Appling and Janice (Trent) Evers; 13 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great 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 George Gregory

George Junior Gregory, age 83 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville.

A graveside service was conducted at the Hayesville Cemetery at 1:00PM on Sunday, April 25th in Lafayette, Tennessee with his family conducting the service. Burial followed with family & friends serving as pallbearers.

There was no visitation prior to the graveside service at the funeral home.

Mr. Gregory was born on February 22, 1938 in Lafayette, Tennessee to the late George Wesley & Jesse Emaline Doss Gregory. He was retired after 30 years working for Cutters Exchange and Roberson Machine Company. He was an outdoors person that loved working in the garden as well as on lawn mowers and chainsaws. George was a member of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Lee Gregory; and a sister, Velma Cee Jackson.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 64 years, Bettye Gregory; daughter, Donna (William) Bailey; grandchildren, Hunter Britt (Callie) Bailey and Fisher Wade (Amber) Bailey; and great-grandchildren, Levi, Sara, Wyatt, and Mason Bailey.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tn 37203.

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 Lloyd Whitley

Age 70 of White House passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at St. Thomas Midtown. He was born July 29, 1950 in Nashville, TN to Lloyd L. and Faye P Whitley. He worked in Quality Control/Dispatching for Ideal Concrete until his retirement. Mr. Whitley was a born leader and took charge of most every situation. He enjoyed attending NASCAR races,watching Titans Football, fishing and eating oysters.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pamela Kay Whitley who predeceased him on March 31, 2021; sister-in-law, Carlene Whitley. He is survived by his son, Jerry (Debbie) Whitley, Springfield, MO; daughter, Marcie (Jeff) Riis, Gallatin, TN; brother, Gary Anthony “Tony” Whitley, Nashville, TN; sisters, Shirley (Johnny) Wallace, Greenbrier, Tn and Debbie (Ricky) Pemberton, Goodlettsville, TN; 4 grandchildren, Jerry Whitley, Justin Whitley, Joey Riis and Sam Riis; 6 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was held Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10am until 2pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Shirley Ann Cothran

Age 82 of Goodlettsville went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at her daughter’s home. She was born May 27, 1938 in Springfield, TN to Cleo and Blanche Whitler Eidson. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed feeding the hummingbirds, working in her yard and fishing. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was known for her delicious chocolate pies.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Edward William Vanderpool; second husband, Albert Cothran; sons, Robert Vanderpool and Eddie Vanderpool; grandson, E.W. Vanderpool; sister, Barbara Fay Akin; brothers, Eddie Gene Eidson and Sherman Eidson. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Vanderpool, Goodlettsville, TN; daughter, Sue Goodman (Robert Allen), Gallatin, TN; brothers, Bill Eidson, Greenville, CS and Bobby Eidson, Huntsville, AL; 1 granddaughter, Elissa Paulson; 4 great-grandchildren, Abigail, Kay Lee, Annabella and Jon Luc.

floral squareFuneral service was held Monday, April 26, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Clay Baggett officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Sunday, April 25, 2021 4-8pm and Monday, April 26, 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 Kenneth Heatherly

Kenneth Lee Heatherly, age 74, of Pleasant View, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 12pm.

Mr. Heatherly was born July 14, 1946 in Springfield, TN to the late James and Frances Hollman Heatherly. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, a farmer, was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed rock-n-roll music.

In addition to his parents Mr. Heatherly is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Norman Heatherly, his son, Terry L. Heatherly, and his brothers, J.W. Heatherly and Raymond Heatherly.

floral squareMr. Heatherly is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Kim Heatherly of Greenbrier; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Dan O’Hanrahan of Clarksville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Barry G. Chism

Barry Griggs Chism, age 95 of Greenbrier passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at his home.

Funeral Services were held at 1:30 pm, Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Mark Bradfield, Bill Norwood, Matt Norwood, Eric Dugger, Wayne Dugger and Dave Stambaugh serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 10 am until the hour of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born in Greenbrier, TN on May 21, 1925 to the late Gus Eugene and Lizzie Lee Batts Chism. He was also preceded in death by grand-daughter, Wendy Dugger; sisters, June Cook and Jean Bailey.

He loved his family very much and spending time with them was important. He was a graduate of the Greenbrier High School class of 1943 and a retired mail carrier for the USPS. He was a member of Greenbrier First Baptist Church where served as Deacon Emeritus and taught Sunday School for over 50 years. He was a WWII Veteran and loved sharing his military experiences with schools and community events. He was awarded 2 bronze stars and 2 purple hearts for his service. He did interviews for the Library of Congress, Austin Peay State University and Middle Tennessee State University. He enjoyed showing and telling about his military memorabilia and hee also loved showing his ’56 Chevy at various events.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dora “Sue” Harris Chism; son, Dale (Marilyn) Chism of Murfreesboro, TN; daughters, Carol (Wayne) Dugger of Clarksville, TN, Melissa (Bill) Norwood of Murfreesboro, TN; grandchildren, Jared Norwood, Matt Norwood, Eric (Sarah) Dugger and 7 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Legion Post 45, Greenbrier Historical Society or Greenbrier First Baptist Church Daily Bread program.

Donations may be made payable to either charity and left at or mailed to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073.

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