In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week May 30, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week May 30, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries May 24-30, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Harold Dean “Buster” Cantrell

Harold Dean “Buster” Cantrell, age 53 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Saturday May 29th 2021 at North Crest Health in Springfield. His remains were cremated and a private family service will be held.

Buster was born February 8, 1968, in Hendersonville, TN to the late Harold Lloyd Cantrell and Evelyn Settle Cantrell. His brothers, Kenneth Lloyd Cantrell and James Harrison Cantrell also preceded him in death. Buster was a building framer by trade and his sisters said he loved woodworking and floral squareespecially loved anything that moved fast.

Surviving him are his sister’s and brother’s-in-law, Rhonda “Sally” Savley and Rob of Bowling Green, KY and Wanda Pyle and Bruce of Lexington, KY and many nieces and nephews.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Susie Pearson Williams

Susie Pearson Williams, 82, of Springfield, passed from this life on Thursday May 27, 2021 at Morningside of Springfield.

Graveside services were conducted Sunday May 30, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. in the Williams Chapel Cemetery with Brother Keith Wilson officiating. Pallbearers were Corey Williams, Kenneth Spivey, Carter Spivey, Joe Williams, Bryant Hallman, Jimmy Sanders, and J.L. Pearson. The family received friends following the graveside service on Sunday in the Williams Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was born January 10, 1939 in Springfield to the late Herman and Clara Belle Aldridge Pearson. She was a homemaker and a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Williams loved sewing and gardening. Her favorite pastime was cooking, and everyone enjoyed her homemade biscuits and her chocolate pies. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son: Terry Lynn Williams, and by her siblings: Lee Allen Pearson, Jackie Pearson, and Jo Dean Honeycutt.

floral squareMrs. Williams is survived by her husband of 65 years, Thomas Moore Williams of Springfield, by her son and daughter-in-law: Larry and Nancy Williams of Springfield, by her sister and brother-in-law: Glenda and Joe Williams of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Amanda (Kenneth) Spivey and Corey Williams, and by her 5 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions can be made to the Williams Chapel Baptist Church building and grounds fund or to the Youth fund.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Jennifer Jo Johnson

Jennifer Jo Johnson, age 49 of Springfield, Tennessee died Tuesday May 25, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were held at 5 pm on Thursday May 27, 2021 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Her remains were cremated after the service. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 1 pm till the hour of service at 5 pm.

Jennifer was born November 11, 1971 in Springfield to Shirley Pewitt Burns Adcock and the late Joe Thomas Burns. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Joe Burns and sister, JoAnn Burns. She worked as a caregiver. Jennifer loved her family, especially her grandchildren and had a special fondness floral squarefor animals.

She is survived by her mother, Shirley Burns Adcock of Springfield; son, Michael (Mandy Jackson) Johnson of Lewisburg, KY; daughter’s, Cassondra Norris of Lewisburg, KY, and Jessica Johnson of Springfield; sister, Melissa Drake of Cottontown, TN and grandchildren, Aydan Jones, Haley Norris, Thomas Burns and one on the way.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Jimmie Seabolt

Jimmie Seabolt, 66, of Gallatin, passed away on Monday May 24, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday May 29th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor William Sloan officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Dakota Smith, Caleb Smith, Jonathan Beretta, Jeremy Seabolt, Chris Seabolt, Brandon Clinard, Matthew Seabolt, Ronald Seabolt, Ricky Seabolt, and Randy Seabolt. The family received friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Jimmie was born May 22, 1955 in Sparta, TN to the late Marvin and Vinnie Howell Seabolt. He was a graduate of East Robertson High School Class of 1973 and was of the Baptist faith. Jimmie worked many years at Unarco in Springfield. He enjoyed woodworking, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son: Jimmie Seabolt, Jr., by his stepson: Jacob Beretta, and by his siblings: Betty Jean Donelson, Bobby, Harold, and J.D. Seabolt.

Jimmie is survived by his wife: Karen Pharris Seabolt of Gallatin, by his daughter: Brandie Olinger of Adairville, KY, by his stepson: Jonathan Beretta of Gallatin, by his brothers: Ron (Bethany) Seabolt floral squareand Ralph (Linda) Seabolt all of Cross Plains, by his sister: Darlene (Wayne) Clinard of Springfield, and by his grandchildren: Caleb and Dakota Smith.

If so desired, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Burn Unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center in memory of Jimmie Seabolt and his stepson: Jacob Beretta. They were both in a house fire in 2009 and Jacob passed away from his injuries.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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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.

The family received friends from 9:00am until time of the Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 11:00am on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville.

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

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Obituary for Richard Dewayne Meadows

Richard Dewayne Meadows, age 78, of Hendersonville passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Abner and Josephine Meadows; and his grandma Sarah.

Richard is survived by his wife of 46 years, Julia Ann Craft; sons, Jason (Lori) Meadows and R.J. (Dr. Renee) Meadows; daughter, Niki Meadows; grandchildren, Jaxson Blake Meadows and Harper June Meadows; brother, Robert Meadows; and a dear cousin, Melody VanDoren.

floral squareThere are no services scheduled for Mr. Meadows at this time. There will be a memorial service scheduled at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s name to the Beech High School Football Booster’s Club.

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

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Obituary for John Hardin

John William Hardin, age 35, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021 at his home. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 7, 2021 at 12pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Mt. Washington, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 9am until the hour of service at 12pm.

Mr. Hardin was born February 18, 1986 in Springfield to Mr. Billy Joe Hardin of Springfield and the late Mrs. Reba Fernette Calvert Hardin. He worked as a carpenter and was a mechanic. He loved being outside and enjoyed his four wheelers and dirt bikes.

In addition to his mother Mr. Hardin is preceded in death by his brother, Charles Adam Hardin. In addition to his father he is survived by his fiancé, Casie Hopkins of Springfield; children, floral squareHaylee Hardin, Kaylee Hardin, Kinsley Hardin, Skylar Hopkins, Brooke Hopkins, Kaylee Hopkins and Kayleigh Ayers, all of Springfield; sister, Rebecca May Hester of Springfield; and nieces and nephews, Austin Hester, Aubrey Hester, Paisley Hester and Colby Hester.

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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 Gary Hale

Gary Dean Hale, age 76 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at his son’s home in Pleasant View.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Sunday, May 30th with Bro. David Royalty and Gordon Beasley officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Ashland City with John Hale, John Jacoway, Joey Jordan, Jimmy McCool, Matthew Ward, Jeff Hinkle, Roger Nesbitt, and Jamie Fearns serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 4-8PM and again on Sunday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Hale was born on September 24, 1944 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late Robert & Lois Choate Hale. He was retired after 40 years as a lab specialist. He loved to go boating, skiing, camping, and enjoyed woodworking. Gary loved to go watch his grandson play ball. He was a Christian.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Lora Hale; son, Brian Daniels; and daughter, Joy Perry.

floral squareSurvivors include his son, Robert “Dino” (Kim) Hale; daughters, Pattie (Paul) Dean and Debbie (Johnny) Schmittou; sister, Pattie Sue (Larry) Bess; grandchildren, John & Eli Hale, Heather Welch, Michael Mai, Jaima Cross, Jordan & Jon Schmittou; six great-grandchildren; nephew, Jimmy McCool; and his beloved fur baby, Toodles.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Cheatham County Animal Control, 2747 Sams Creek Rd, Pegram, Tn. 37143.

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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 Corrina Vincent

Corrina Lee Vincent, age 44, of Springfield, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021 at Hendersonville Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Rodney Dill officiating.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Ms. Vincent was born December 29, 1976 in Nashville, TN to the late Gerald Nolan and Linda Stewart. She was a homemaker and also worked at Electrolux. She enjoyed shopping, watching crime shows and ghost shows but especially loved hanging out with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents Ms. Vincent is preceded in death by her grandson, Malcolm Grai Craig and her step-father, Sammy Ray Pewett. She is survived by her daughters, Lindsey Vincent of Joelton and Celsey Vincent of Pleasant View; sisters, Jessica (Melvin) Kimple of Springfield, Angela (Chris) Williams of Kingsport and step-sister, Amy (Joe) Parsons of Camden; step-mother, Peggy floral squareNolan of Greenbrier; aunt, Vickey (Russell) Dill of Chattanoog; and grandchild, Adalynn Rae Croom. Ms. Vincent is also survived by a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Jessica Kimple to assist the family with expenses.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Robert Dodd

Robert Ernest “Bobby” Dodd, age 89, of Springfield, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 23, 2021.

A service celebrating his life will be held at a later date.

Bobby Dodd was the youngest of 15 children, being born January 2, 1932 in Springfield to the late William Byrd and Roberta Seay Dodd. He was retired from Ford Glass Plant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean War. He was a lifelong member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church. Bobby Dodd was also a 50 year plus Mason, being a member of Western Star Lodge # 9 in Springfield, the Scottish Rite of Nashville and a Shriner. He was a longtime member of the New Chapel Mens’ Club.

Bobby Dodd never met a stranger. He spent a lot of his 31 year retirement helping others. If you knew him at all he has probably done something for you. He fished as long as he could in between Mary Sue’s “honey do” lists. For a man who hated to travel, he got around….Florida, Mexico, the Grand Canyon, New York, London and other spots in between. If you asked, his favorite was Alaska.

Bobby had a sense of humor. He knew laughter could set you at ease and make any situation better. He loved to laugh and cut up. The world was a much better place with Bobby Dodd in it. He truly was one of a kind and will be missed.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Dodd is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Mary Sue Farmer Dodd. He is survived by his daughter, Denise (Larry) Dodd Fletcher of Springfield; his sons, Mike (Jan) Dodd of Vestavia Hills, AL and Jeff (Luis) Dodd of St. Augustine, FL; grandchildren, Jamie (Heather) Ayres and Libby floral squareKelly, and great-grandchildren, Gabe Kelly and Kasey Ayres. For the last 12 years he has enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Pat Long; and for that we are ever grateful.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield First United Methodist Church.

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

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Obituary for Martha Gezley

Martha Elizabeth Blackburn Gezley, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Josh Morgan, Paul Schmucker, Mag Mikhail and Mac Wright serving as pallbearers.

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

Mrs. Gezley was born December 19, 1939 in Springfield to the late Everette Merida and Martha Lee Somerville Blackburn. She worked as a cashier at Bill Martin’s Food Store.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Gezley is preceded in death by her husband, Sherman L. Gezley, her daughter, Penny Charlene Carlisle, and her sister, Evon Gregory.

Mrs. Gezley is survived by her son, Carl Wendell Gezley of Springfield; daughter, Sharon Renee Schmucker of Greenbrier; brothers, Earl Ray Blackburn of Franklin, KY, James Blackburn of floral squarePortland, Johnny Blackburn of Portland; sisters, Edna Carter of Springfield, Beverly Blackburn Faulkner of Portland, June Dishman of Paris, TN and Jean Hendricks of Portland; grandchildren, Karla Gezley, Joshua Morgan, Paul Schmucker, Michelle Mikhail and Mac Wright; and 7 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Jimmy Hand

Jimmy Dean Hand, age 60, of Coopertown, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Jim Clark officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Mark Hand, Sr., Mark Hand, Jr., Michael Hand, Bobby Hand, Jr., Leslie Hand and Nick Oplinger serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mr. Hand was born December 4, 1960 in Springfield to the late J.C. Hand, Jr. and Mrs. Ester Lucille Hodges Hand of Coopertown. He worked as a carpenter.

In addition to his father Mr. Hand is preceded in death by his son, Matthew Hand. In addition to his mother Mr. Hand is survived by floral squarehis daughter, Heather (Robby) Rhymes of Sweetwater, TN; brothers, Bobby Hand, Sr. of Coopertown, Kenneth Hand of Coopertown and Mark (Julie) Hand, Sr. of Coopertown; sister, Lisa (Brad) Oplinger of Atlanta, GA; and grandchildren, Journey Rhymes and Radley Rhymes.

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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 Brian Kelly

Brian Steven Kelly, age 48, of Nashville, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 at his home.

Mr. Kelly’s remains were cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Mr. Kelly was born February 14, 1973 in Camp Lejune, North Carolina to Mr. Carl Kelly and Mrs. Janice Kelly. He worked as a truck driver.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, Mr. Kelly is survived by his daughter, Katelynn Kelly of Fairview.

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

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Obituary for Bryan DeWayne Wilson

Bryan DeWayne Wilson was born August 15, 1990 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Penny Y. Wilson and Reverend Timothy Paul Wilson.

Bryan, as a young child attended First Missionary Baptist Church where he was later baptized under the pastorship of Reverend Martin P. Winslow. As a young member, he sang in the Sunshine Choir and served as a Junior Usher.

Bryan attended Springfield High School and would later attend and graduate from East Robertson High School with the Class of 2008. Bryan was an outstanding athlete playing football for both high schools. Because of his size and athleticism on the field, his teammates nicknamed him “Big Bryan.”

Bryan was a gentle giant who loved his family, friends, and especially his children. He was always just a phone call away, if anything ever happened to you, you were sure to get a phone call or a visit. His first words would be, “Are you good”, “Are you straight,” or “Do you need anything.” His favorite saying is “You do know that, don’t you?” Bryan was surely loved and will truly be missed.

In addition to his mother, Bryan was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mattie Dowlen Witt, maternal grandfather, Wesley Thomas (W. T.) Jernigan, and his paternal grandmother, Annie Frances Wilson.

Bryan departed this earthly life on May 23, 2021. He leaves to cherish his memories: his son, Cameron Wilson; daughter, K’layah Wilson; father, Reverend Timothy Paul Wilson; sister, Celesa Wilson; brother, Wesley Wilson all of Springfield, TN; three nephews, Devontavious Wilson, Wesley Wilson, Jr. and Kevin Butler, all of Springfield, TN; one niece, Kalaya Wilson of Springfield, TN; four aunts, Rita Bowens, Melissa (McKinzie) Black of Springfield, TN, Reba (Michael) Moore and Tina Stone of floral squareNashville, TN; three uncles Willie (Teresa) Wilson, Pastor Delmus Johnson, John (JoAnn) Jernigan; a host of devoted friends and cousins he loved like brothers and sisters.

SERVICE: Viewing and Visitation was Friday, May 28, 2021, 1-6 pm at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home and Saturday, May 29, 12-1 pm with funeral to follow at First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor James Brown, Eulogy and Reverend Martin P. Winslow, Officiant.

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

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Obituary for Sally Eckles

Mrs. Sally Knott Eckles, 97, died Friday May 21st at her home in Pleasant View, TN.

Visitation was from 2-7 Sunday, May 23, 2021 and again Monday, May 24, 2021 from 11am until the 1pm funeral service at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram, MS. Burial followed at Lakewood South.

Mrs. Eckles was a lifelong resident of Mississippi until moving to Tennessee to live with her granddaughter in the summer of 2020.

Mrs. Eckles worked for 39 years at GE of Jackson before retiring in 1984.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Boone & Susie Knott; one son, Daniel Thomas; 1st husband, Perrin Thomas; 2nd husband, Gordon Cooper; 3rd husband, Harvey Eckles; and grandson, Jeff Thomas.

She is survived by son, Don Thomas of Saucier, MS; four grandchildren, Robert (Shelly) Thomas of Saucier, MS, Perrin (Susie) Thomas of Ocean Springs, MS, Greg (Jessica) Thomas of Henderson, KY, and Kaye (Brad) Stanley of Pleasant View, TN; two step-grandchildren, Richard (Lauren) Cooper of Baton Rouge, LA and Melanie (Blair) Cooper of Madison, MS; 7 great grandchildren; 19 great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

One very special great-great-granddaughter, Bajah Lennox spent countless days entertaining her.

She loved being outdoors, gardening and tending to her flowers. Quilting was a passion and she made and gave away over 100 in the floral squarepast 40 years. She was a very selfless woman and was devoted to her family.

A very special thank you to Dr. Raymond Craciun and the entire staff of Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield, TN for taking extra care of a very special lady.

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 Kathy Taylor Smith Clary

Kathy Taylor Smith Clary, age 73 of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021. She was retired from the Frist Clinic where she worked as a Patient Representative.

Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, George and Janet Smith; and her husband, Paul R. Clary.

She is survived by her sons, Paul Christopher (Rosie) Clary and William Matthew Clary; her sisters, Donna Jones of Cedar Hill, TN and Mary Beth Cook of Springfield, TN; and her brother, Neel Smith floral squareof Cedar Hill, TN.

No Services are scheduled at this time.

You may offer your condolences online at www.austinandbell.com

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

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Obituary for Terri Leigh Waddle

Terri Leigh Waddle, age 59 of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 21, 2021 after an extended illness.

Terri was a graduate of Hendersonville High School and lived in Hendersonville most of her life. She loved to travel, and she loved scrapbooking and cooking. She had lots of friends and loved getting together with them regularly. She was known to be always ready and willing to help others. She was a former member of Cornerstone Church, and a current member of Long Hollow Baptist Church. Being a devoted wife and loving mother, her husband and daughter were her whole life and she devoted her life and attention to them.

Terri is survived by her husband of 32 years, John Waddle; her daughter, Chelsea Waddle; and a sister, Wanda White.

floral squareHer family received friends from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Monday, May 24, and again on Tuesday, May 25 from 10:00am until her Celebration of Life Service at 11:00pm from the Chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville. Interment was in the Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

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

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Obituary for Lisa Ann Wilkerson

Lisa Ann Wilkerson, 55, of Adairville Kentucky passed away peacefully on May 17, 2021 at the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green. She was born October 26, 1965 in Robertson County to the late George E. Wilkerson and Mattie Lee Summers Wilkerson.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister Linda McEwing.

Lisa’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later time.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughters Gena (Leonardo) Santillan of Adairville Kentucky, Brittany Wilson of Adairville Kentucky, sisters Marie and (Lonnie) Yates of Springfield. Brothers Earl (Jean) Mooneyhan of Springfield, Tommy Mooneyhan of Nashville Tennessee, George W. Wilkerson of Springfield. Four grandchildren Jasmine Wilkerson, Jose Wilkerson, Jaden and Trinidad Santillan. One great granddaughter Kayleann Wilkerson. Lisa never met a stranger; she was loved by all and will be missed dearly.

Arrangements entrusted to TLC Mortuary in Greenbrier, TN.

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Obituary for Mrs. Randal Gail Cardwell

Mrs. Randal Gail Cardwell, age 76 of Hendersonville, TN died Wednesday May 19, 2021 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN.

Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Saturday May 22, 2021 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Orlinda Cemetery. Scot Medsker, Shaun Medsker, Tyler Sappington, Clay Sappington, Logan Sappington and Steve Swain served as pallbearers. The family received friends on Saturday from 11 am until the hour of service at 1 pm.

Gail was born November 21, 1944 in Springfield, TN to the late Ranal Coleman and Maggie McClain Coleman. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, a homemaker in every sense of the word. Gail enjoyed making porcelain dolls, even sewing their clothes. She loved making things pretty. Gail loved to travel. She and Billie were able to visit many parts of the world.

floral squareGail is survived by her husband, Billie Cardwell; daughters and sons-in-law, Leda and Brady McLean and Lora and William Sappington; son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Sally Cardwell, sisters and brother-in-law, Carlin “Carol” and Ralph Padilla and Shery Brown; grandsons, Scot Medsker, Shaun Medsker, Tyler Sappington, Clay Sappington, Logan Sappington; granddaughter, Sarah Swain and great grandson, Silas Medsker.

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Obituary for Laurie Ann Keating

Laurie Ann Keating, 58, of Springfield, passed from this life on Wednesday May 19, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Her request was to be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Laurie was born April 15, 1963 in Toronto, Canada. She worked, for many years, in the office at Highland Woodcrafters in Springfield. Laurie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren as they were her life. She was preceded in death by her father: Donald Stewart. Laurie is survived by her husband, Larry Keating of Springfield, whom she would be married to for 32 years in June, by floral squareher son and daughter-in-law: Alex and Danni Keating of Springfield, by her daughter: Candace Lugo (C.S. Ascarino) of South Carolina, by her mother: Norma Thompson Stewart of Jefferson, N.C., by her brother and sister-in-law: Kevin and Teresa Stewart of Jefferson, N.C., and by her grandchildren: Lylah, Ellie, and Greyson Keating, Lorenzo Lugo, Maximus and Charlotte Ascarino.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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“We Lost Hollywood” -John Head Sr. Has Died, He Was 76

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – John R. Head, Sr., better know as “Hollywood,” has died, he was 76.  Hollywood, a businessman, and entrepreneur, was a fixture in the Springfield area, known for his business acumen and friendly demeanor, and of course, the car.

Hollywood died on Monday, May 17, 2021, at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville, Tennessee.  Born December 23, 1944, Hollywood was a twin to the late Isaiah and Nevian Heard.

Hollywood received his education in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System. He was a member of Greater Whites Chapel CME where he sang in the choir.  He enjoyed pitching horseshoes, family gatherings and detailing vehicles.  “He was a happy-go-lucky person who didn’t meet a stranger,” his family said.

Smokey Barn News’ cameras encountered Hollywood in just about every parade in Robertson County. Rolling along in his beautiful pristine black custom Ford, he was impossible to miss. Hollywood would rarely miss a parade. In a brief impromptu drive-by interview in the 2015 Robertson County Fair parade, Hollywood said, “31 years today.” Click here to watch the interview on YouTube.

If you met Hollywood once you’d remember him. Be sure to share your favorite Hollywood memory with us on Facebook.

He leaves behind: his children, Nervian Head, John Head, Mario (Kim) Miles, Charles (Lashawn) Jones Jr. and Shelita Jones; devoted companion for forty plus years, Janice Jones; fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Viewing and Visitation was held Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church from 9:00 am-12:00 pm with funeral services to follow at 12:00 pm.

Officiant; Interment is in Restlawn Memorial Garden. W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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Obituary for James Leroy Palmer

James Leroy Palmer, 84, of Springfield, passed away on Monday May 17, 2021 at Springfield Heights Assisted Living.

Graveside services were conducted Monday May 24th at 1:00 p.m. (EST) in the Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN. Pallbearers will be Shawn Worley, Josh Hopkins, Geoff Preston, Jon Preston, Dennis Kleinman, and Nick Boyer. The family received friends at the graveside service on Monday.

Mr. Palmer was born August 26, 1936 in Auburn, IN to the late Kenneth Harry and Floreen Isabel Hess Palmer. He was a retired Construction Engineer, a member of ATO Fraternity, a former member of the Robertson County Senior Center Board of Director’s and was a member of Heads Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Palmer enjoyed woodworking, fishing, storytelling, and playing his ukulele. He had a great love for music, both listening and singing music, and had sung baritone in a Barbershop Quartet for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Teena White Palmer.

Mr. Palmer is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Trea Hampton of Zephyrhills, FL, Laura and Dennis Kleinman of North Vernon, IN, and Samantha and Shawn Worley of Springfield, by his stepchildren: Kevin White, Trey White, Wendell White, and Helen floral squareWhite Balthrop, by his sister: Joan Preston of Villages, FL, by 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Heights Assisted Living Memorial Fund 2540 South Main St. Springfield, TN 37172

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Robertson County Funeral Home and Flanner Buchanan Funeral Home of Indianapolis, IN are in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Esterlene Barnett

Esterlene Barnett, age 91, of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Saturday, May 22, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 o’clock am, Tuesday, May 25th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Zach Vickery officiating.

Burial followed in Heads Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 5:00-8:00PM Monday, May 24th, and again on Tuesday beginning at 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mrs. Barnett was born on November 12, 1929 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Robert & Alice Gower Ellis. She was a loving and hardworking homemaker; sewed beautiful handmade quilts, and was affectionately known to her grandchildren as “Granny Bee”. She was a member of Oaklawn Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, E.J. Barnett; infant son, Ennis Richard Barnett; grandson, Landon Ross; and brother, Don Ellis.

Mrs. Barnett is survived by her children, Dianne (Donnie) White, Mark (Paula) Barnett, Jay (Baye) Barnett, and Dell (David) Ross; brothers & sisters, Marjorie June (Stanley) Crutcher, Evangeline Clinard, Robert Bell Ellis, Dimple Balthrop, Welbur Ellis, Joe Bailey (Jerri) Ellis, Bonnie Balthrop, and Jewel (Frances) Ellis; grandchildren, Derrick (Jana) White, Allison (David) Benham, Matthew Akin, Alan (Jessica) Barnett, Emily (Andrew) Gordon, Jay Von (Monica) Barnett, Megan (Josh) Shepard, Jake Barnett, Preston Barnett, Rachel Barnett, Hannah Barnett, Wesley (Emily) Ross, and Austin Ross (Logan Haley); fifteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces & nephews.

floral squareThe family wishes to say a special “Thank You” to Amber, Doris, & Maria of Adoration Hospice for their loving care & support.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contribution’s be made to Oaklawn Free Will Baptist Church, 1280 Oaklawn Road, Chapmansboro, TN 37035.

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 Kathy Taylor Smith Clary

Kathy Taylor Smith Clary, age 73 of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021. She was retired from the Frist Clinic where she worked as a Patient Representative.

Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, George and Janet Smith; and her husband, Paul R. Clary.

floral squareShe is survived by her sons, Paul Christopher (Rosie) Clary and William Matthew Clary; her sisters, Donna Jones of Cedar Hill, TN and Mary Beth Cook of Springfield, TN; and her brother, Neel Smith of Cedar Hill, TN.

No Services are scheduled at this time.

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

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Obituary for George Woods

Mr. George Woods, 83 OF Springfield departed his earthly life and entered into his eternal life on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Mr. Gerorge Woods the long time Funeral Director and former Owner of Serenity Funeral Home served the citizens of Robertson County, along with numerous others community for many years until his health fell him. His contributions to this community will be greatly missed.

Mr. Woods leaves a host of family member and friends to cherish his memories.

Services were held Friday, May 21,2021 Visitation Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m

floral squarePlace: Serenity Funeral Home 1507 Batts Blvd. Springfield, TN

Graveside Service was held Saturday, May 22, 2021

Time: 12:00p.m.

Place: Restlawn Memorial Garden 6330 US 41 Cedar Hill TN if weather permits if rain service will be at Serenity Funeral Home

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home

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Obituary for Staci Kittell

Anastasia Nicole “Staci” Kittell, age 31, of Adams, passed away Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 24, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Nicholes Collier officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery with Donnie Kittell, Branon Jaggers, Elijah Couch, Johnathan Couch, Joe Kittell and Jay Walker serving as pallbearers.

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

Ms. Kittell was born September 17, 1989 in Battle Creek, MI to Joseph and Shirley Toler Kittell of Adams. She loved spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews and was a member of the Abundant Life Outreach Church. She enjoyed training horses, sewing, photography, singing, shopping for others and country and gospel music.

Ms. Kittell is preceded in death by her grandparents, Lillian Toler and Rosemary Kittell and her brother, Robert Kittell.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Ms. Kittell is survived by her siblings, Donnie “Rusty” (Kristi) Kittell of Laureville, OH, Michael (Shannon) Richey of Battle Creek, MI, Stephanie (Johnathan) Couch of Clarksville and Kristin (Branon) Jaggers of New York City, NY; nieces and nephews, Elijah and Caleb Couch, Mikayla, Lillian and Kira Kittell, and Michael, Jr., Kayla and Caleb Richey. She is also survived by her horse, “Bandit” and her dogs, “Maisey” and “Dakota”.

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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 Terri Leigh Waddle

Terri Leigh Waddle, age 59 of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 21, 2021 after an extended illness.

Terri was a graduate of Hendersonville High School and lived in Hendersonville most of her life. She loved to travel, and she loved scrapbooking and cooking. She had lots of friends and loved getting together with them regularly. She was known to be always ready and willing to help others. She was a former member of Cornerstone Church, and a current member of Long Hollow Baptist Church. Being a devoted wife and loving mother, her husband and daughter were her whole life and she devoted her life and attention to them.

Terri is survived by her husband of 32 years, John Waddle; her daughter, Chelsea Waddle; and a sister, Wanda White.

floral squareHer family received friends from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Monday, May 24, and again on Tuesday, May 25 from 10:00am until her Celebration of Life Service at 11:00pm from the Chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville. Interment was in the Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

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

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Obituary for Christopher Shawn Marchbanks

Age 49 of Cottontown, TN passed away, along with his canine companion, Millie, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 due to injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born May 11, 1972 in Grenada, Mississippi. He worked as a software engineer for Change Healthcare. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, woodworking and listening to hard rock music. He was very talented with repairing things and could fix almost anything.

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Marchbanks Conner. He is survived by his loving wife, Heather Marchbanks, Cottontown, TN; daughter, Victoria Conner, Springfield, MO; brothers, John (Crystal) Conner, Lenoir, NC and Tony (Oletia) Conner, Bessemer City, NC; 2 grandchildren, Eligh and Georgia.

There are no services or visitation planned for Mr. Marchbanks.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Human Rights Campaign 

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

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Obituary for Weston James Moulton

Age one month went home to be with Jesus Monday, May 17, 2021 at his home. He was born April 19, 2021 in Hendersonville, TN to Samuel Scott Moulton and Alexa Raye Smith.

He is preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather, James W. Ray and maternal great grandmother, Mary E. Smith; paternal great-grandmother, Evangeline Davis; uncle, Thomas Hunter Moulton. He is survived by his parents, Samuel Scott Moulton and Alexa Raye Smith, both of Springfield, TN; maternal grandparents, Joe and Jamie Ray Smith, Hendersonville, TN; paternal grandparents, Scott and Terry Moulton, Springfield, TN; maternal great grandmother, Dianna Ray Tomlinson; maternal great-grandfather, Robert L. Smith, both of Portland, TN; paternal great-grandparents, Jamie R. & Darlene Moulton, White House, TN and Royce Davis, Goldsboro, NC; 2 uncles, Tristan Smith, White House, TN and Andrew Moulton, Springfield, TN.

floral squareFuneral service was held Friday, May 21, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Ashley Mofield officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with grandfathers serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Friday, May 21, 2021 10am until the time 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 Christopher Blake Jones

Christopher Blake Jones, age 33 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away Monday, May 17, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center.

There are no services planned.

Chris was born January 4, 1988 in Nashville, TN to the late Donald Casey Jones and Lisa Ann Creasy Crowell. He is preceded in death by his father, Donald Casey Jones and grandfather, Prentice Creasy, Jr.

floral squareHe was a Bus Monitor for the Metro Nashville Public Schools System. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, football (NE Patriots), coon hunting and raising chickens.

He is survived by his mother, Lisa Ann Creasy (William) Crowell; sister, Chasity Jones; niece, Annabelle; nephew, Abram: brothers; Bradley Crowell, Brandon Crowell and grandmother, Mary Creasy.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Charley Ray And Martha Jean Harris

Charley Ray Harris, age 85, and his wife, Martha Jean, age 84, of Joelton, Tennessee, entered into the presence of Jesus within minutes of each other while holding hands on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services for both were conducted at 1 o’clock pm, Saturday, May 22nd, at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton with Bro. Corey Minter, Bro. David Royalty, and Rev. Roger Senechal officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Christopher Harris, Blake Harris, Robert Lee Hand, Doug Crocker, Carl Chambliss, Bruce Chambliss, Scotty Chambliss, Mark Chambliss, Buddy Harris, Dale Turrentine, Don Amos, Gary Chance, Ray Pillow, David Simpson, Doug Vann, and Gilford Walker.

Following the funeral services, their remains were cremated and a private family burial at a later date.

The family received friends at the church on Saturday, May 22nd, beginning at 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Charley Ray was born in Joelton, Tennessee on March 21, 1936 to the late Charley Burnis “Cotton” & Eunice Bell Turrentine Harris. After college, he taught for three years at Glencliff High School in Nashville. He then began his banking career at Whites Creek Bank & Trust where he eventually became Vice-President. Afterwards, he opened and designed United Citizens Bank in Ashland City. Upon leaving there, he opened, along with Jerry Garrett and Winfield Dunn, First Cumberland Bank in Madison. After this, he continued his career in mortgage lending and enjoyed working at Pebble Brook golf course.

Mrs. Martha Jean was born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 20, 1936 to the late Ernest Edwards & Laura Mae Hand Williams. She was a homemaker, and owner/operator of Ashland City Office Supply & Hallmark Cards that supplied books to Cheatham County Schools. She enjoyed crafts and created Memories in Glass.

Mr. & Mrs. Harris were married for sixty-five years and were both members of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Charley Ray is preceded in death by sisters, Sue Helen Osborne, and Bonnie Ruth Vann. He is survived by brother, William Richard “Buddy” Harris.

In addition to her parents, Martha Jean is preceded in death by brother, Ernest Edwards Williams, Jr.

floral squareAdditional survivors include sons, Dale (Suzann) Harris, Richard (Lisa) Harris, daughter, Laurice (Bill) Crocker; grandchildren, Christopher (Anna Louise) Harris, AnnaGee Harris (Gerry Senechal), Blake Harris; great-grandchildren, Anne Catherine & Colt Harris; step-grandchildren, Tom (Kathryne) Crocker, James (Anita) Crocker, Doug (Dana) Crocker, and their families.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Nashville Steam Preservation Society, www.nashvillesteam.org

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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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