In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week May 27, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week May 27, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries May 22-27, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Jerry Albert Nicholson

Jerry Albert Nicholson, age 63, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at 1 o’ clock pm on Saturday, May 30th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Pastor Randy Riggs and Pastor Mike Hollis officiating. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Richie Nicholson, Freddie Burcham, Robert “Boo” Watts, Landon Weinberg, Nathanial Benson, and B.J. Nicholson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Watts and David “Spanky” Spicer.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM on Saturday, May 30th.

Jerry was born on September 23, 1956 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late James Albert and Rebecca Hardin Nicholson. He was a farmer and enjoyed fishing and working in his vegetable garden. He was especially fond of his chickens and was of the Free Will Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Garry “Frog” Nicholson; and his sister, Sandra Ann Brown.

floral squareHe is survived by his son, Chad Nicholson; daughter, Stephanie Nicholson; brother, Michael Shane Nicholson; sisters, Kathy Jean (David “Spanky”) Spicer, and Pamela Kay (Jimmy) Oliver; grandson, Dustin Anthony Dearfield; nieces and nephew, Misty, Christy, Jerridene, Ashley, Jamie, Alea, Jessica, Ashley O., and B.J.

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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 Hale

Thomas Elliott “Tommy” Hale, age 76 of Springfield passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

There will be an informal Visitation Memorial, Saturday, May 30th from 10 am to 2 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.
Tommy was born in Nashville, TN on March 27, 1944 to the late Glen and Elizabeth Elliott Hale. He was preceded in death by a sister, Terry Ann Hale.

He was a Veteran of the US Army and a member of the Greenbrier Post 45 of the American Legion. He loved riding motorcycles (48 states and Canada), working on cars or anything with a motor in it. He also loved fishing, the beach, fast cars and Corvettes.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Lori Ann Bates Hale; children, Richard A. (Tracey) Hale of Springfield, Amy Beth (Rob) Coleman of Knoxville, Tammy (Dennis) Bennett of Springfield, Zach (Whittney) Gibson of Franklin, KY; grandchildren, Kaylee Bennett, Christian Bennett and Ethan Bennett.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Legion Post 45, P.O. Box 160, Greenbrier, TN 37073.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier – 2619 Highway 41 S, Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Donald Brummett

Donald Ray Brummett, age 67, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. No services are planned at this time.

Mr. Brummett was born April 6, 1953 in Russellville, Kentucky to the late William and Louise Brummett. He worked in the Maintenance Department of Ridgetop Haven.

In addition to his parents Mr. Brummett is preceded in death by his twin brother, Ronald Brummett.

Mr. Brummett is survived by his life partner of more than 30 years, Betty Blackburn. Mr. Brummett is also survived by a multitude of extended family and friends who will all miss him every day.

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

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Obituary Kenneth Lee Reynolds

Kenneth Lee Reynolds, 67, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center.

Memorial services will be conducted Friday June 5th at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Monty Stewart, Buddy Duffer, Randy Holland, Ricky Balthrop, Michael Cobb and Clyde Dean. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Everyone is asked to respect the CDC guidelines of social distancing.

Mr. Reynolds was born October 16, 1952 in Springfield to the late James Edward and Louise Priest Reynolds. He was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1971. He worked in automotive repair. Kenneth and his father established an auto repair business in Springfield until his father’s retirement. He married Angela Cook on August 17, 1973 and together they raised their family. Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his friends, fishing, barbequing and playing pool. After retirement, he enjoyed cruising the back country roads with friends enjoying the sites and nature.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Connie Reynolds Kloeckener. Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife Angela Cook Reynolds of Greenbrier and his son Nicholas of Springfield, his brother Jamie Reynolds of Springfield, and his sister Mary Reynolds of Paris, TN.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and 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 Sue Helen Robertson

Sue Helen Robertson, age 90 of Springfield, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. David Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 until 8 PM and Saturday from 12 noon until the hour of service. Everyone is asked to please respect the CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Mrs. Robertson was born March 2, 1930 in Carrol County to the late H.C. and Pearl Ceary Hillard. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Springfield and was a retired nurse. She loved flowers and working out in her yard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Jessie Brinley and Bruce Robertson; sons, Jackie Wayne Brinley and John Mark Brinley; brother, Bobbie Hillard; and sisters, Lillian Gillingham, Oberlan Johnson, and Della Ann Watson.

floral squareShe is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Wayne and Faye Brinley of Lebanon and David Joe Brinley of Medina; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Sue and Terry Fitzgerald of Springfield; brothers, Billie Joe Hillard of Bruceton, Norman Lee Hillard of Huntington, and Terry Lee Hillard of Houston, TX; sister, Bonnie Faye Noles of Bruceton; 11 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Daniel Lildred “Dan” Taylor

Daniel Lildred “Dan” Taylor, 73, of Greenbrier, passed away on Sunday May 24, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday May 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Covenant Confirmers Church, 300 10th Ave. E in Springfield, with Pastor Ron Baptiste officiating. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday in the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time. It is asked that everyone please respect the CDC guidelines of social distancing.

Mr. Taylor was born November 22, 1946 in Nashville to the late George Daniel and Mildred Louise Pursel Taylor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during Vietnam, was a retired service rep with the automotive industry, and was a member of Covenant Confirmers Church in Springfield. Mr. Taylor loved wood working and motorcycles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Gary Taylor, and by his sister: Wanda Gann.

floral squareMr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 50 years: Mary Yahola Taylor of Greenbrier, by his sons and daughter-in-law: Jeremy Taylor of LaVergne, Toby and Stephanie Taylor of Lafayette, by his brother and sister-in-law: Tim and Andrea Taylor of Lebanon, by his sisters and brothers-in-law: Karen and Mac Talbert of Lebanon, Sharon and Roy Fields of Murfreesboro, by his four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Leonard Ray “Len” Pate

Leonard Ray “Len” Pate, 88, of Ashland City and formerly of Springfield, passed away on Sunday May 24, 2020 at Vantage Pointe Assisted Living in Ashland City.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday May 27th at 1:00 p.m. in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Reverend Dr. Jason Wilkerson officiating. Family members served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the Jim Porter Sunday School Class of Springfield First United Methodist Church. The family received friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home. It was asked that everyone respect the CDC guidelines of social distancing.

Mr. Pate was born August 10, 1931 in Hollywood, AL to the late Colonel L. and Ester Bell Stone Pate. He was a retired Warrant Officer with the U.S. Army, with over 21 years of service. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his service in Korea. Mr. Pate was a member of Springfield First United Methodist Church. He was followed in death by his wife, Freda Long Pate, who died just 11 hours after his death.

floral squareMr. Pate is survived by his children: Michael (Margaret) Pate of San Diego, CA, Joseph Lawrence of Ashland City, William (Kelly) Lawrence of Rainsville, AL, James (Teri) Lawrence of Mt. Juliet, and Sharon (Bob) Wilson of Chapmansboro, by his brother: Bobby Gene (Ann) Pate of Gulfport, MS, by 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Pauline “Polly” Holmes Smith

Pauline “Polly” Holmes Smith, 93, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday May 22, 2020 at North Crest Health.

A private family burial was held on Saturday May 23rd in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Martin Babb officiating. There was no public visitation.

Mrs. Smith was born December 22, 1926 in Orlinda to the late Paul and Irene Smart Holmes. She was a graduate of Orlinda High School, a homemaker, and a member of Springfield Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith enjoyed playing Bridge and she had an infectious laugh that she shared with all that knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Marvin L. Smith, Jr., who died on Monday, May 18th, of this week, and by her brother: Harry Holmes.

floral squareMrs. Smith is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Marvin L. “Lee” and Pam Smith, III of Springfield, by her grandson and granddaughter-in-law: Craig and Mallory Smith of Nashville, by her brother and sister-in-law: James Albert and Betty Holmes of Orlinda, by her nephew: Chris Holmes and wife Beth, and by her great nephew: Henry Holmes all of Owensboro, KY. Mrs. Smith first great grandchild will arrive in September of this year, and will be her great grandson.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Myles Owens, Jr.

Myles Owens, Jr., 52, of Springfield, passed away on Friday May 22, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center.

His remains will be cremated and the family with have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a future date.

Myles was born January 4, 1968 in Nashville to the late Myles “M.B.” and Lorine Guthrie Owens. He worked for Metro Government in Sanitation and Recycling. Myles was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He loved spending time with all of his family, especially with his three brothers/best friends since Junior High School.

floral squareMyles is survived by his wife: Teresa Parrish Owens of Springfield, by his children: Shelby Owens of Springfield, Nikki Binzen of Greenbrier, and Shawn Owens of Springfield, by his sister: Regina Owens Scherer of Washington State, by his in-laws: Leroy and Faye Parrish of Springfield, and by his brothers/best friends since Junior High School: Jimmy Howell, Ron Mabry, and Chris Ray.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for W.J. Puckett

W.J. Puckett, age 86, of Coopertown, Tennessee, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30AM on Thursday, May 28th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Don Dungan officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:30AM until the hour of service at 11:30AM on Thursday, May 28th.

Mr. Puckett was born on April 27, 1934 in Smithville, Tennessee to the late Herbert and Myrtle Foutch Puckett. He was retired from the Aladdin Corporation where he worked as a machine operator. He loved to bowl and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Erma Hasty; brother, James Puckett; sisters, Nina Bain and Motie Shadowens; and step-son, Billy Hasty.

floral squareHe is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Meeks; step-daughters, Terry and Kim; a granddaughter, Angel (Jay) Petrone; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Nathan, Olivia, and Dontae; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

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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 James “Chris” Christopher Tate

James Christopher “Chris” Tate, age 44 of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020.

There will be a Graveside service at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 29th at Springhill Cemetery on Dividing Ridge Road, Goodlettsville with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating.

Chris was born June 3, 1975 in Springfield, TN to the late James Douglas Tate, Jr. and Paulette Henderson Tate. He was preceded in death by his father, James Douglas, Tate, Jr. and a brother, Cory Tate.

floral squareChris enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Paulette Henderson Tate of Greenbrier.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier to assist the family with funeral expense.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier 2619 Highway 41 S, Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Janice Elizabeth Osysko

Age 73 of White House passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at her home. She was born July 9, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to Fred and Irene Gramann Osysko.

She retired after 51 years of service as a secretary for the FBI. She was dedicated to her job. She collected teddy bears, rescued basset hounds and was of the Lutheran faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her cousin, John (Gaby) Socha, White House, TN.

floral squareThere will be no services or visitation in Tennessee. Miss Osysko’s remains will be transported for burial at Bethania Cemetery in Justice, Illinois.

Arrangements in the Chicago area will be handled by Richard Midway Funeral Home 5749 Archer Avenue Chicago, IL (773)219-6790.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Randall Stacy Rigsby

Age 54 of Hickman, TN passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage, TN following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 3, 1965 in Springfield, TN to Floyd Eugene and Dorothy Shaver Rigsby.

He worked as an electrician for Maddux Electric Company. Randy loved listening to music, especially classic rock and he enjoyed fishing. He was an avid NASCAR fan with Dale Earnhardt being his all time favorite driver. He always told everyone that he would love to have Kelly Pickler as his wife.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Barry Dale Rigsby. He is survived by sons, Ryan (Courtney Williams) Rigsby, Ridgetop, TN, Jared Rigsby, Grenbrier, TN and Jacob Rigsby, Colorado Springs, CO; daughter, Amanda (Nathan Payne) Rigsby, Franklin, KY; brothers, Eugene (Betty) Rigsby, Nashville, TN, Ernie Rigsby, White House, TN and Eddie (Kathy) Rigsby, Joelton, TN; sister, Reba (Phillip) McKenzie, Hickman, TN; 4 grandchildren, Jeston Rigsby, Cora Rigsby, Hailee Rigsby and Logan Payne; 2 great-grandchildren, Bo Rigsby and Walker Rigsby; numerous nieces and nephews.

floral squareFuneral service was held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Timothy Pulley officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Monday, May 25, 2020 5-9pm and Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9am-12pm at the funeral home.

Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Verbal “Tiny” Louise Walker

Verbal “Tiny” Louise Walker, age 93, of Hendersonville, TN passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Tiny was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a faithful servant and member at Hendersonville Church of Christ for over 15 years. She retired from Metro Food Service after 25 years. She had been a resident of Christian Manor in Hendersonville for 20 years, where she came to love reading, puzzles, and traveling with friends.

In addition to her parents, James and Doranda Waynick Felts, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Walker, whom she married in 1947. She is also preceded in death by her siblings, James Felts, Jr., Lloyd Felts, Virgil Felts, Donald Felts, and Mai B. Fuller.

She is survived by her son, Bobby Walker; daughter, Phyllis McElhiney and son-in-law, Dr. Wayne McElhiney; grandchildren, Lydia (Stephen) Sanders, Trisha (Michael) Cummings, Robby (Kylie) Walker; and 7 great-grandchildren also survive.

floral squareA graveside service for family and close friends was held on Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Hamilton Cemetery in Vanleer, TN with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hendersonville Church of Christ or P.O. Box 176, Hendersonville, TN 37077.

The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for James Evans

James Neal Evans, age 78, of Cedar Hill, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with the Evans Family officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeremy Rogers, Michael Rogers, Boog Evans, Frank Sanford, Scoot Gannon and Bubba Evans serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mr. Evans was born May 23, 1941 in Springfield to the late John Reeves and Lora Mae Gray Evans. He was a self-employed Contractor, loved riding motorcycles, playing X-Box games with his great-grandson, Bradley, tattoos and fishing. He was a member of The Chosen Few motorcycle club and was a member of the CMTABAT.

In addition to his parents Mr. Evans is preceded in death by his sister, Delores Ann Evans and his granddaughter, Cheri M. Evans.

floral squareMr. Evans is survived by his wife, Lynn Adams Evans; sons, James L. “Boog” (Crystal Gibbs) Evans of Cedar Hill and James A. “Bubba” (Crystal) Evans of Ocean Way, FL; daughter, Peggy Marie (Jason “Scoot”) Gannon of Springfield; brother, Danny W. Evans of Nashville; sisters, Teresa Coder of Cedar Hill and Pamela JoAnn Evans of Springfield; grandchildren, Jeremy T. (Tori) Rogers, Thomas M. (Meagan) Rogers and Christopher R. Rogers; and great-grandchildren, Jordan T. Wilkins, Bradley T. Rogers, Travis P. Rogers and Eleanor Rogers.

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

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Obituary for William Donnell Bell “Donnie”

“Donnie” William Donnell Bell was born on June 26, 1959 to the late William Henry and Dorothy Jean Bell. He was born and lived in Springfield, Tennessee until his transition on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

He attended church with family at the Church of God Sanctified. He was joined in Holy Matrimony to Conda Polk and was loved by his son William Dominique Henry Bell and stepsons, DeQuon, DeAngelo, DeJohn, and daughter, Destiny.

He graduated from Springfield High School, home of the Yellow Jackets in 1977 where he was a valuable and outstanding member of the Yellow Jackets Basketball team as well as a studious student. Donnie was awarded a basketball scholarship to attend Motlow State Community Junior College and Austin Peay University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree. He was a member of the Governor’s Basketball team and a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Donnie was employed at Holley Carburetors, in Springfield, Tennessee for ten years and Bridgestone Firestone in LaVergne, Tennessee for fifteen years.

floral squareDonnie is survived by five siblings, two sisters, Billie Jean Bell, Aileen Jones and three brothers, Wendell (Ester) Mitchell, Claude Bell, and Vutnor (Melissa) Bell. He was a loving uncle and grand uncle to his nieces, nephews and grand nieces, nephews and he had a host of cousins and friends.

Due to COVID-19, private family services were held Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 12 Noon at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home Chapel with Elder William Birdsong, Eulogy; interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Glenda Kay Rust Hunter

Glenda Kay Rust Hunter, 82, of Hopkinsville, KY, passed from this life on Thursday May 14, 2020 at St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. She was buried in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Hopkinsville, KY on Monday May 18th. The family will have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a future date.

Mrs. Hunter was born May 1, 1938 in Adams, TN to the late Noel D. and Thelma Lynch Rust. She was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School and went on to receive her teaching degree from Austin Peay State University. She taught at both Krisle School and Bell School in Robertson County, and retired from the Christian County Kentucky School System. Mrs. Hunter loved to travel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Donald D. Hunter, and by her siblings: Scott Rust, Janet floral squareRust, Naomi Rust, Louise Rust, and Ann Davenport. Mrs. Hunter is survived by her brother and sister-in-law: Charles and Martha Rust of Adams, by her sister: Carrie Rust of Lafayette, IN, and by several nieces and nephews.

The family request that in honor of her memory, if you so desire, please make a memorial contribution to a charity of your choice.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Harry James Griede, Jr.

Harry James Griede, Jr., 73, passed away on Sunday May 17, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center.

The family will have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a future date.

Mr. Griede was born April 19, 1947 in Oaklawn, IL to the late Harry James and Alice Zeephat Griede, Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War. Mr. Griede retired from the tire merchandising industry and then went on to work as a Medical Transport Driver with Mid Cumberland in Springfield, where he later retired. Mr. Griede was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, where he served as an usher for many years. He loved gardening and working in his flowers.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by her sister: Annette Bulthuis. Mr. Griede is survived by his wife of 52 years: Darlene Pruim Griede of Springfield, by his son and daughter-in-law: Michael and Carrie “CJ” Griede of Springfield, by his brother: Robert Griede of Chicago, and by his sisters: Ruth Andrews and Florence Albrecht both of Illinois, and Alice Elder of Florida

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors or the American Cancer Society.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Marvin L. Smith, Jr.

Marvin L. Smith, Jr., 98, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday May 18, 2020 at North Crest Health.

A private family graveside service was conducted Thursday May 21st in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Martin Babb officiating.

There will be no public visitation.

Mr. Smith was born January 18, 1922 in Clarksville to the late Marvin L. and Viola Gilbert Smith, Sr. He was a graduate of Springfield High School and went on to attend the Bowling Green Business University. Mr. Smith a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as a Naval Pilot and Instructor with the Naval Pilot Aviation Program. He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church for 86 years, where he enjoyed supporting the many outreaches and functions of the church. Much of his business career was centered around the tobacco industry, and he was an owner in Better Block Company, INC. in Springfield. Mr. Smith served on the Robertson County Airport Authority for 29 years. He enjoyed anything that allowed him to be outdoors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Joseph “Joe” Smith and Rebecca “Sue” Roe. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 69 years: Pauline “Polly” Holmes Smith of Springfield, by his son and daughter-in-law: Marvin L. “Lee” and Pam Smith, III floral squareof Springfield, by his grandson and granddaughter-in-law: Craig and Mallory Smith of Nashville, by his brother and sisters-in-law: Robert H. “Bob” and Pat Smith of McKinney, TX and Elizabeth Smith of Springfield. Mr. Marvin’s first great grandchild will arrive in September of this year and will be his great grandson.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Baptist Church and may 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 Jerry H. Mitchell:

On May 14, 2020 the Lord called another one of His Sons home, Jerry Hawthorn Mitchell. Jerry was born March 30, 1948 to the late Jasper Clyde Mitchell and the late Bertha Mitchell.

Jerry was educated in the Robertson County School System.

Jerry, also known as “Big Daddy” and “Sharp Top.” Jerry was employed by Tates Fabrication and later became his own boss. He became a great cook, preparing great Bar-b-que for many businesses and family outings. He was also a Lawn Doctor, making a sick yard become well, healthy, and beautiful. Just as Jerry changed the position of the meat and the yard, so did God position him to provide and care for his family and friends.

Jerry professed a hope in Christ at the age of 71, at City of Faith International Church under the leadership of Pastor Robert Gardner. Jerry served on the Bus Ministry, traveling to Nashville on Sunday morning to the Mission picking up the men and women. He also was a part of the Culinary Team and Senior Citizen Ministries at City of Faith.

Jerry loved people, he was kind-hearted and loved helping people. He did it all well.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by our precious daughter, Janice Scharkley.

Jerry leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Ruby Mitchell; two sons, Jason Mitchell (Michelle) and Terence Woodard (Glenda); three daughters, Brenda Ward (Reginald), Patricia Scharkley and Jameshia Jones; three grandsons, Jason Mitchell, Jr., Koree Woodard and Kyzaiah White; three granddaughters, Jeanette Toliver, Chelsea Dowlin, and ShaKari Sawyers; two great grandchildren, James A Craig, Jr., and Malia Toliver; two sisters, Nina Summers (Gary) and Sherry Payne; one aunt, Alberta Bibb of Louisville, KY; three sisters-in-law, Bobbie Baker (Gary), Sylvia Vaughn and Deidra Mitchell; four brothers-in-law, Abram Payne, Leonard Freeman, Carl Jones and James Jones (Barbara); City of Faith International Church Family and Empowering International Ministry; a host of other family and friends.

Private Services due to COVID-19 were held on Thursday, May 19, 2020 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Robert Gardner, Eulogy and Interment was in Springfield Memorial Garden Cemetery.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Dynasty Brooke Parks

Age 24 of Cottontown passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Springfield TN. She was born August 9, 1995 in Hendersonville, TN to Dennis Allen Parks & Tonya Colette Troutt. She worked as a sales clerk and attended Hendersonville Pentecostal Church. She loved singing and listening to music and was a 2013 graduate of East Robertson High School.

She is preceded in death by her son, Easton Creasy; maternal grandmother, Cynthia Troutt. She is survived by her father and step-mother, Dennis and Sherry Parks, Cottontown, TN; mother, Tonya, Troutt, White House, TN; daughter, Nevaeh Parks, Cottontown, TN; maternal grandfather, Charlie Troutt, White Bluff, TN; paternal grandparents, Gary Parks, Springfield, TN and Darlene Parks, Madison, TN; brothers, Austin (Veronica) Parks, Greenbrier, TN and Dylan (Valerie) Parks, Lebanon, TN; sisters, Destiny (John) Bolstad, Dickson, TN, Kaylee Parks, Cottontown, TN and Kyra Troutt, White House, TN; numerous nieces and nephews.

floral squareFuneral service was held Monday, May 25, 2020 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Roger Thaxton and Bro. Phillip Shadowens officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with David Troutt, Tim Kimball, John Bolstad, Jana Moore, Corey Drury and Kameron Drury serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Monday, May 25, 2020 10am-2pm at the funeral home.

Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Anna “Karen” Dungy

Age 51 passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at her home. She was born January 29, 1969 in Nashville, TN to James W. & Bobbie Cope Coots. She worked as a project manager in the insurance business. She loved baking, spending time at the beach and was a very creative and crafty person.

Karen is preceded in death by her father, James W. Coots. She is survived by her husband, Joey Dungy, Cottontown, TN; daughter, Kelsey (Daniel) Hinson, Goodlettsville, TN; son, Tristan Roberts, Cottontown, TN; mother, Bobbie Coots, Nashville, TN; brother, David Coots, Chicago, IL; sister, Teresa (Randy) Baker, Cottontown, TN; loyal Bichon, Lucky.

floral squareGraveside service and inurnment were held Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11am in White House Memorial Gardens with Doug Cope officiating. Visitation with the family was held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4-8pm at the funeral home.

Karen always had allergies during her lifetime and could not enjoy having flowers. Flowers will be greatly appreciated for her visitation and service. However, the family respectfully asks for no carnations, potted plants or wind chimes.

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Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Charlotte Morrow Lee

Charlotte Morrow Lee, age 79 of Gallatin, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

She was a loving, caring and charismatic lady. There was no one she wouldn’t feed or help. She was kind and considerate, and very knowledgeable about almost every topic of conversation. She would always say, “If you’ll just listen to me, I’m trying to learn you something!” Her hobbies were Word Searches, going to auctions (and always ‘suggesting’ a family member come along with her), knitting and tending to her flowers. She also loved to dance and loved to cook. She was a loving Mother, grandmother, and sister; and was known as “Nanny” to everyone.

In addition to her parents, John L. and Doshia Elise Morrow, Charlotte is preceded in death by her husbands, Cecil Rex Lee and Raymond Dalton; her sister, Louella; and a brother, Doug.

She is survived by her son, Thomas (Kimberley Williams) Lee; her daughters, Janice (Michael) Johnston and Lindsey (Alan) Kenyon; brothers, Charlie, Harold, and David; sisters, Patricia and Mary; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Steven) Buhrman, Nicholas Wheeler, Elizabeth and Kimberly Lee, Mitchell Dalton, and Alyssa and Zachiery Farley; and 3 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFamily visitation was held on Thursday, May 21, from 2:00pm until 7:00pm and again on Friday, May 22, from 11:00am until 12:00pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville followed by a Graveside Service at 2:00 at Morrow Cemetery in Columbia, TN. Family served as pallbearers.

The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.

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Obituary for Alice Earhart Anderson

Alice Earhart Anderson, age 93 of Goodlettsville, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Creekside Center for Rehab and Healing.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 19th at Springfield Memorial Gardens with Bro. Sellers Crain officiating.

She was born January 21, 1927 in Stewart County to the late Marion Elbert and Annie Lena Long Earhart. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Dean Anderson; sisters, Amy Moore, Helen Smith, Nellie Mantlo; brother, William Earhart and grandson, Christopher Edward Hyde.

She was a homemaker, a faithful Christian and a member of Rivergate Church of Christ. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, shopping, flowers and was an all around social person.

floral squareShe is survived by daughters, Regina Hyde, Kathy (Jack) Daniel; grandchildren, Matthew Hyde, Andrea (Dan) Cleeton, Patrick (Taylor) Daniel, Rachel (Noreak) Oum; great-granddaughter, Julia Cleeton and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rivergate Church of Christ, 201 Alta Loma Road, Madison, TN 37115 or the charity of your choice.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S. Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Mary Sue Anderson

Age 88 of White House passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at The Waters of Gallatin. She was born July 18, 1931 in Sumner County, TN to Thaxton T. & Mary Jane Bennett Hale. She was employed by Sumner County Schools as a cook before her retirement and was a member of Birdwell’s Chapel Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jimmy H. Anderson; 5 brothers; 1 sister. She is survived by her son, Garry (Diane) Anderson, White House, TN; daughters, Judith (Stephen) Powell Conway, SC and Brenda (Billy) Rippy, White House, TN; brother, George (Carol Jean) Hale, Cottontown, TN; sisters, Janice Shrum, Gallatin, TN and Mildred Harris, Cottontown, TN; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren.

floral squarePrivate family funeral service was held Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. James Parker officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers.

Private family visitation was held Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Katie Henry

Bettye Kate “Katie” Henry, age 83, of Cross Plains, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Vanco Manor in Goodlettsville.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Henry was born November 10, 1936 in Robertson County to the late Lawrence and Katherine Frey Murphy. She was the co-owner of “The Orchard” in Cross Plains and was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Henry is preceded in death by her sister, Tricia Binkley. Mrs. Henry is survived by her husband, Don Henry; sons, David (Lynn) Henry of Spotsylvania, VA, Mark Henry floral squareof Ridgetop and James Henry of Nashville; daughter, Donna Henry of Nashville; brothers, Larry (Ann) Murphy of Columbia, TN, Rick (Donna) Benton of Springfield and Jeff (Karen) Benton of Springfield; grandchildren, Sarah Jones, Megan Shifflett and Alex Henry; and great-grandchildren, Peyton Jones and Harper Shifflett.

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

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Obituary for Harold Blevins

Harold Richard Blevins, age 79, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Blevins was born October 15, 1940 in Kenvir, KY to the late Clemont and Cordia Sesters Blevins. He worked in the Tool and Dye Dept at Unarco and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents Mr. Blevins is preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy Blevins Fidone, 3 sisters, and 1 brother.

floral squareMr. Blevins is survived by his wife, Norma Burton Blevins; sons, Danny (Kim) Blevins of Springfield and David Blevins of Murfreesboro; daughter, Donna Dehmlow of Springfield; 2 sisters; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Barbara Jean Weaver

Barbara Jean Kee Weaver, age 68 of White House, TN passed away Thursday, May 14th at her residence.

The family received friends on Saturday, May 23rd from 10am to 12pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Highway 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073. The funeral followed at 12pm at the funeral home with Bro. Jon Justice officiating. Burial took place at the DePriest Bend Cemetery in Lobelville, TN.

She was born August 10, 1951 in Huntsville, AL to the late James Horace and Helen Sue Depriest Kee.

floral squareShe was retired as a Phiebotomist at Hendersonville Medical Center.

She is survived by sons, Jimmy Dunham and Jason Dunham, both of White House; brother, James “Richard” (Eileen) Kee of Ft. Myers, FL; sisters, Betty (Sammy) Birdwell of Greenbrier and Linda (Rich) Vaughan of Naples, FL.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

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

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