In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week May 7, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week May 7, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries April 30-May 7, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Jean “Jeanie” Isabel Hesson

Jean Isabel Hesson, age 69 of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

‘Jeanie’, as she was known to everyone who knew her, was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and her 2 dogs, Butch and Cookie. She loved to crochet and enjoyed making hats for the Preemies at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was a retired, dedicated employee of Hendersonville Hospital. Her church was her hobby and she was a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church for over 40 years. Jeanie played clarinet in the church orchestra, she loved dearly her group of ladies in the orchestra.

Jeanie is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mary Pyland; her brother, Tommy; and sisters, Sara and Pam.

She is survived by Ken, her husband of 43 years; their sons, Mitch (Alison) Hesson and Casey (Lauren) Hesson; grandchildren, Baeli and Oliver, Addie and Carter; and a sister, Susie.

Due to public safety concerns, a gathering to celebrate Jeanie’s life will be held at Hendersonville First Baptist Church at a later date.

floral squareHer family appreciates your thoughts of sympathy and requests that donations be made in Jeanie’s name to the American Cancer Society, specifically uterine cancer research, online at www.cancer.org or mailed to American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to have been entrusted with her care.

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Obituary for Bud Van Camp

Eric “Bud” Brian Van Camp, age 77 of Clarksville passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 12th at 1 o’clock pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will be at Riverside National Cemetery in California at 12:00PM on Monday, May 18, 2020.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on May 12th from 12 NOON until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Van Camp was born December 7, 1942 in Ypsilanti, Michigan to the late George and Julia Schafer Van Camp. He was retired after 20 years with the U.S. Navy and a veteran of the Vietnam war. He was a life member of the VFW and the American Legion.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Van Camp is preceded in death by his son, Darrel Charles Van Camp.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Van Camp; sons, Michael Van Camp, Brian Van Camp; daughter, Stacey Lynne Weeks; daughter-in-law, Yvonne Murawski; brother, Dennis (Mindy) Van Camp; sister, Cheri (Neil) Butschke; grandchildren, Jamie, Darrel and floral squareMichael Murawski, Shawn Grierson, Megan Hinton, Ashley and Charley Van Camp, Carissa Burke; and eighteen great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to U.S. Navy Memorial at 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20004.

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

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Obituary for Ronna “Kay” Locke Bristow

Ronna Kay (Locke) Bristow, age 80, was born on April 10, 1940 and went to be with Jesus on May 5, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Allen Bristow.

She is survived by her son, Rex Bristow and wife Reba; her daughter, Beth Bristow Vaughan and husband Dennis; grandchildren, Tim Bristow (Amy), and Jennifer Bristow Stevens (Michael), Logan Vaughan (Jacqueline), and Lucas Vaughan (Priscilla); great-grandchildren, Bailey Irvine (Dakota), Daniel Terry (Mersadie), and Gage Bristow; great-great-grandchildren, Axel and Jasper; her brother, Jerry Locke (Linda); sister-in-law, Martha Bristow Wade; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Kay had a personal relationship with Jesus since her childhood and she consistently reflected His sweet, loving kindness to everyone she met. She actively supported ministry over the years, has been an active member of First Baptist Madison in Tennessee and First Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. She had the heart of a teacher and would sit with her children and grandchildren for hours, playing board games, watching game shows, laughing, and enjoying life together. For the past 10 years, she lived at Park Place Retirement Center in Hendersonville, TN. Kay had a reputation for being a game master, participating in the daily activities at Park Place such as board games, puzzles, Bingo, and dominoes. She was unbeatable at Bible Trivia. She enjoyed the mental challenges along with the social and competitive aspects of playing games with others in her community. She leaves behind many wonderful friends at floral squarePark Place. She also loved sharing her family’s famous sourdough waffles with her family and many friends. Her sweet smile and gentle spirit will be missed. Her heart’s greatest desire was that everyone would know and experience the love and peace that her Savior Jesus has to offer.

Kay will be laid to rest next to Max at Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield, MO later this spring.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hendersonville is honored to be entrusted with her care.

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Obituary for Travis Winston Wright

Travis Winston Wright, age 79 of Gallatin, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

He was born on September 20, 1940 to Joe W. and Bessie Lee Wright. In addition to his parents, Travis is preceded in death by the mother of his children, Betty.

Travis attended Madison High School and retired from Structural Design Group. He loved sports and enjoying that with his second family grandkids. He was a soft spoken, gentle and kind gentleman who gave his all to his family. He was always there to lend a helping hand and make or fix whatever you needed. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Claudine Brown Wright; his children, Karen (Mike) Hill and Alan Wright; his second family children, Craig (Michelle) Brown, Christy (Gary) Hale, Amanda Brown and Jerry; granddaughter, Alyssa Hill; second family floral squaregrandchildren, Michael Hill, Creighton and Bethany Brown, Curtis and Alyssa Brown, Tanner Hale (Sarah), Kyndal and Elliott Lee, Cullen Brown, Aislin Brown-Pryor, Chase Pryor, John Michael & Dylan Cunningham; 4 great-grandsons; and sisters-in-law, Dinah Jordan and Wanda Brady.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 16, at Hendersonville Memory Gardens with Bro. Gary Ferrell officiating.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be entrusted with his care.

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Obituary for Frank “Gene” Davenport

Frank “Gene” Davenport, 78, of Springfield, passed away on Monday May 4, 2020 at his home.

A private family graveside service will be conducted Saturday May 9th in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison. Pallbearers will be Andrew Hunter, Mark Bryan, Terry Hunter, Donnie Bryan, and Jered Goodfred. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackson Goodfred, Hunter Goodfred, and Finnley Hunter.

Mr. Davenport was born December 13, 1941 in Nashville. He was retired from Tool & Dye and Real Estate Investment. Mr. Davenport loved collecting junk and cans for recycling, renovating houses, and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father: Jesse Franklin Davenport, by his mother and stepfather: Bertha Mae Dalton Rogers and William Rogers, by his brother: Junior Davenport, and by his sisters: Brenda Roberts, Evelyn Mason, and Frances Travis.

Mr. Davenport is survived by his wife of 59 years: Sue Beliles Davenport of Springfield, by his son: Kenneth Davenport of Madison, by his daughters and sons-in-law: Deborah and Terry Hunter of Springfield, Donna and Donnie Bryan of Mt. Juliet, grandchildren: Cassie Goodfred and husband Jered, Andrew Hunter floral squareand wife Andrea, and Mark Bryan, his great grandchildren: Jackson and Hunter Goodfred, and Finnley Hunter, and special nieces, Darlene Ayres and Anita Clark.

In so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Diabetes Association.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Dave Allen Garmon

Dave Allen Garmon, 59, of Greenbrier, passed away on Thursday April 30, 2020 at his home.

A private family graveside service was conducted Monday May 4th in the Springfield Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Justin Garmon, Dustin Thomas, Billy Garmon, Connor Graves, Buzz Graves, and Dane Little.

Dave was born September 5, 1960 in Greensburg, IN. He was a graduate of Edmondson County High School Class of 1978, where he played football for the Edmondson County Wildcats. Dave was a technician with Specialty Water Technology (SWT) in Portland and was of the Baptist faith. He loved all types of sports, especially car racing, and was an avid Dale Earnhardt, Sr. fan. He loved the Kentucky Wildcats and the Tennessee Titans. Dave loved anything outdoors, and he always said he wanted to live in a one room cabin in the woods close to nature. He was preceded in death by his father: Harold E. Garmon and by his mother: Doris Jean Stilts Thomas.

Dave is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Justin and Season Garmon of Burns, TN, by his love of 16 years: Diane Thomas of Greenbrier, by Diane’s children: Tammy Graves and husband Buzz, Nikki Little and husband Dane, and Dustin Thomas, by his brother floral squareand sister-in-law: Billy and Laura Garmon of White House, by his sisters: Becky Garmon and Lisa Lyon both of Kentucky, by his grandchildren: Jon Allen Garmon, Thatcher Garmon, Nikki Thomas, Hailey Graves, Connor Graves, Brayden Tabb, Kage Ellis, Madison Little, and Peyton Little, and by his great grandchildren: Maysen Lyons and Ella Thomas.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for William Rodgers Pulliam 

William was born in Springfield, Tennessee on August 24, 1930 to the late WP and Fairey Mae Pulliam. He peacefully departed this life on Wednesday April 22, 2020. Three siblings preceded in his death; Ada B. Frazier, Mary Keys and Robert Pulliam.

He was a graduate of Bransford High School of Springfield, TN where he met his loving wife Floretta. As William would tell it, “I was in love, but she didn’t know it.” They were married for 25 years with everlasting love. After graduating high school, William left Springfield in May of 1949 to join the U. S. Air Force serving 24 years; becoming a Senior Master Sergeant. William stated, “I was tired of chopping tobacco, so I decided to do something different.” He later retired from the U. S. Treasury as security chief, stationed at the United States Denver Mint and returned to Springfield. William professed his love in Christ and in his early years was a member of Fairview Baptist Church Springfield. He later became a member of Metropolitan Interdenominational Church, Nashville, TN for over 10 years. Upon relocating from Nashville to Springfield, he attended Church of God under the leadership of his brother Reverend Eddie Pulliam. He later united with Bread of Life Ministries of Russellville, Kentucky where he remained a dedicated member until his passing.

William was preceded in death by his loving wife, Floretta Vanleer Pulliam.

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons; Dale (Paula) Pulliam and Kelvin Pulliam; four-step sons, Alnulfo Aldridge, Mario Aldridge (Dionni), Robert James (Mahtaj), Jerome James (late Marcella); one step-daughter, Minta (Ricky) Brown; brothers. Reverend Eddie floral squarePulliam, Richard (Kathy) Pulliam; sisters-in-law, Esther (late James) Gardner, Evelyn (Samuel) Finch, Betty (Joe) Shelton, and Jimmie Cantrell; brother-in-law, William (Connie) Washington. With a host of many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Private Family services due to Covid-19 were held Thursday, April 30, 2020 with Reverend Edwin Sanders, II, Eulogy and Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

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

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Obituary for Jeremico “Mickey” Hyde

Jeremico “Mickey” Hyde passed peacefully May 3, 2020 at the age of 41 in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Mickey,” as he was affectionately called was born October 21, 1978 in Springfield, Tennessee to Mona Brown and the late Roy C. Hyde and the late Oscar Lee Brown.

He attended the Robertson County School System.

He professed a faith in Christ and joined St. Matthew Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Ben A. Williams.
Mickey loved life and his family.

floral squareHe leaves to cherish his memory: his loving mother, Mona Brown; one daughter, Tameshia Bell; one son, Timothy Bell; sisters: Christina (Gerald) Neblett, and Alisha (Chris) Hyde; brothers, DeMario Harris, Terrell Etherly and Montario Bell; loving partner, Tamesha Bell; aunts: Ethel Ross, Liz Darden and Lois Miles; uncle, Joel “Zone” Gardner; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Due to COVID-19 private memorial service was held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at St. Matthew Holy Missionary Baptist Church parking lot with Minister Jeweldean Scharkley, eulogy.

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

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Obituary for William “Bill” Jennings Butler

William “Bill” Jennings Butler, age 86, of Hendersonville, TN passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He loved going out to eat, loved bread and cookies, and was always asking “What’s for lunch?”, and “Where we goin’ for dinner?” He was a Veteran of the US Army, member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville for over 60 years and enjoyed UT football.

In addition to his parents, Carrine and Vertis Butler, Sr., he is preceded in death by his son, David, and brother, Ray.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marguerite Butler; daughters Teresa (Jay) Butler Sterrett and Linda (Ron) Butler Attanasio; brother Vertis (Martha) Butler; and grandchildren, Ryan Attanasio, Meagan (Cory) Willis, and Katie Braumiller.

floral squareVisitation will be held on Friday, May 8 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Austin & Bell Hendersonville followed by a Graveside Service at Hendersonville Memory Gardens at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Bruce Chesser officiating, with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Backpack Ministry at First Baptist Church Hendersonville or 106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd., Hendersonville, TN 37075.

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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 Beverly Ann Swafford

Age 70 passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at St. Thomas Midtown. She was born May 2, 1950 in Nashville, TN to Goldman & Ruby Gregory Vick. She was a 1969 graduate of Maplewood High School, where she made lifelong friendships.

Beverly was employed as a traffic court clerk with Metro Nashville Government until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at VFW Post #88 in Donelson. She enjoyed traveling, especially spending time at the beach. But most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her father, Goldman Vick; brother, Bill Vick; sister, Sandy Cope. She is survived by her mother, Ruby Vick, Madison, TN; sons, Jason Swafford, White House, TN and Chris (Katie) Swafford, Gallatin, TN; daughter, Lisa (Kevin) Wilson, White House, TN; brother, Mike (Debbie) Vick, Mount Juliet, TN; sisters, Patty (Ray) Shelton, Brentwood, TN and Joyce (Jim) Purcell, floral squareHendersonville, TN; cousins, Donna Johns, Murfreesboro, TN and Vickie Archer, Madison, TN; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

A private family gathering will be held Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 12-3pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with a private family funeral service to follow at 3pm in the chapel.

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

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Obituary for Charlcie Boyd

Lillian “Charlcie” Boyd, age 60 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Graveside services was held at Bethel Church Cemetery in Ashland City at 1 o’ clock pm on Wednesday, May 6th, with Bro. Barry Raper and Bro. Terry Forrest officiating. Chris Milom, Timmy Jennette, Ryan Mayo, Cory Johnson, Adam James, and Aaron James served as pallbearers.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Wednesday, May 6th from 10AM until 12NOON and then proceeded to the cemetery for the graveside service at 1:00PM.

Charlcie was born on June 2, 1959 in Fort Benning, Georgia to Betsy Clark Kell and the late Robert Walter, Jr. She retired with over 30 years as a nurse. She loved to travel and work in her yard and garden. Charlcie loved to write and had published a book, “Where Grace Grows.” She was a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband of 44 years, Michael Boyd; son, Daniel Boyd; daughter, Tanya Shannon; mother, Betsy Clark Kell; step-father, Ross Kell; brother, Robert Walter, Jr.; sisters, Leslie (Forrest) Smith, Margaret Walter, Jackie (Dan) Buhlig, Laurie (Ron) Casey; grandchildren, Hayden and Weston Boyd, Caleb, Seth, and Haley Shannon; great-grandson, Phoenix Shannon; and former son-in-law James Shannon, Jr.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Free Will Baptist Church missionary fund at 2400 Mosley Ferry Rd, Ashland City, TN 37015.

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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 Gayle Marie Broadrick Acuff

Age 78 of Gallatin, formerly of White House, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation & Healing. She was born July 6, 1941 in Nashville, TN to Harris & Jewel Broadrick Burton. She was a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church and was a member of the White House Chapter #222 Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling, especially trips to Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents; 1st husband, Thomas Lemuel Broadrick and 2nd husband, Jay Acuff; daughter-in-law, Gina Broadrick; grandson, Brandon Dorris; brother, Glenn Burton. She is survived by son, Jeff Broadrick, Gallatin, TN; daughter, Lisa (Billy) Dorris, Greenbrier, TN; 3 grandchildren, Austin Broadrick, Brent Dorris & Autumn Hooper; 2 step-grandchildren, Landon Doris & Bryan Doris; 4 great-grandchildren, Natalie Hooper, Caroline Hooper, Brooklyn Dorris & Chase Dorris.

floral squareGraveside service and interment was held Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 2pm in Hillcrest Cemetery with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating and with family serving as pallbearers.

A private family visitation was scheduled prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson Street Nashville, TN 37203

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

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Obituary for Kristi Pegg

Kristi Lynn Pegg, age 42, of Nashville, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at her home.

A family visitation was held Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 12-2pm at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. A Memorial Service was held at 2pm with Brother Richard Gilbert officiating. Burial of Ms. Pegg’s remains followed in the Dunn Cemetery.

Ms. Pegg was born November 3, 1978 in Detroit, MI to Mr. James Pegg of Detroit, MI and the late Mrs. Ann Marie Yager Adams. She worked at Electrolux and was a music lover. She also loved her family and friends and being outdoors, usually on the lake or in large bodies of water.

floral squareIn addition to her mother Ms. Pegg is preceded in death by her daughter, Angelica Stevenson. In addition to her father, she is survived by her son, Christopher “C.J.” Stevenson of Nashville; daughter, Hailey Stevenson of Springfield; sister, Sherri Clark of Washington, DC; and grandson, Ky’ven Stevenson.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Kristi Pegg Memorial Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Reba Hope Harris

Reba Hope Harris, age 96 of Greenbrier passed away Thursday, April 29, 2020 at The Waters of Robertson.

A private family service was held with Bro. Donnie Bryant and Bro. Gary Dillard officiating. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

She was born July 20, 1923 in Goodlettsville, TN to the late John Stafford and Minnie Sircy Butler. She was also preceded in death by husband, William Dorris Harris; daughter, Sandra Young; siblings, Liddie Burton, Baxtor Butler, Henry Butler and grandson, Devon James.

She was a Housewife who enjoyed her family and caring for them and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, game shows and fishing.

She is survived by son, Gary (Jo) Harris of Greenbrier; daughters, Donna Baldwin and Doris Gannon both of Lexington, KY; son-in-law, Stanley Young of Greenbreir; grandchildren, Stacey Young, Scott Young, Cindy Redferin, Dustin James, Trent Harris; great-grandchildren, Katlyn Young, Will Young, Avery Harris, Sophia James, Jonah Harris, Deacon Harris, Zane Lydon, Skylar James and Ethan James.

floral squarePallbearers will be Stacey Young, Scott Young, Dustin James, Trent Harris, Gary Dillard and Will Young. Honorary pallbearer will be Stanley Young.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 2806 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073.

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

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Obituary for Patricia Moore

Moore, Patricia Ann Pascall, Age 90 of Pleasant View, Tennessee

Pat died peacefully on April 29, 2020 after a twenty – year struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 19, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Harold Howard Pascall and Ruth Lucille Laughlin Pascall. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Charles Robert Moore, and her brother, Robert Lee Pascall. She is survived and beloved by Virginia Eileen Moore Lacy, Steven Paul Lacy, David Harold Moore, Rocky Thomas Craft, Matthew David Lacy, and Daniel Thomas Lacy.

Throughout her long life, Pat consistently defied the odds. She was a great example of service, love, and courage throughout her life. Pat was baptized as a child at Fairfax Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. After the death of her father, when she was 13, she joined Westbrook Church of the Nazarene on the West side of Indianapolis. She always missed her dad throughout her life. Pat graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1947. She completed her nursing degree at St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in 1950 after having saved Roosevelt dimes to pay for her tuition. She married Charles Robert Moore on December 23, 1950. She cared for her brother until his death in 1952 from melanoma. She supported her husband while he attended Olivet Nazarene Col-lege. During her time working at St. Mary’s in Kankakee, Illinois, she and Bob adopted David and Ginger. She then became a pastor’s wife while her husband pastored sev-eral Church of the Nazarene congregations in Indiana, Nevada, and Florida. During this time, she also cared for her mother who died of Alzheimer’s. By the time of her re-tirement, after 50 years in nursing, she had worked in over 30 hospitals. Pat was in-strumental in the formation of Ft. Myers Community Hospital in Florida with an empha-sis on their surgery department. For a time, she taught nursing and health services. Near the end of her career, she cared for patients in home health care focusing on AIDS patients. She found great satisfaction in all of the relationships formed in these settings. In retirement, she and Bob moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and finally to Pleasant View, Tennessee in 2012. She loved being a nurse. She also loved to read and quilt. She did not love to cook, do housework, or move, but she did all three very well. She loved her children immensely, but her greatest joys were her two grandsons.

floral squareThank you to Debbie Allen, Brenda and Scott Magill, Beverly Baugh, Dr. Robert Beck, and the NHC Springfield Nursing Home staff for all of their kindness, help, and sup-port.

A memorial service will be held at GracePointe Church of the Nazarene, Indianapolis, Indiana, later this summer.

”Rest eternal grant to her, Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.”

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 Christine Beard

Christine Beard, age 81 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

A private family Funeral Service was held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View and her remains were cremated following the service.

Mrs. Beard was born on January 7, 1939 in Glasgow, Scotland to the late John and Jean Finlayson Broadfoot. She was a retired hearing aid specialist. Mrs. Beard was a very avid gardener and was actively involved in a number of clubs and organizations and was a Christian. “She never met a stranger.”

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Marian Hamilton.

She is survived by her husband, Frederick Beard; son, David (Susan) Beard of Pleasant View; daughter, Sara Beard of Chapmansboro; floral squaresister, Helen Lockhart of Doune, Scotland; and granddaughter, Taegen Beard.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Beard’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

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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 Leroy R Smith

Leroy R. Smith, age 71, of Nashville, TN passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

No services are planned at this time.

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 Billy Milom

Billy Wayne Milom, age 82 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee died Monday, April 27, 2020 at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Ashland City.

A graveside service will be held at 11 o’ clock am on Tuesday, May 12 at Bethel Church Cemetery with Bro. Barry Raper, Bro. Terry Forrest, Bro. Jon Forrest, and Bro. Donnie Stevanus officiating.

Mr. Milom was born on August 1, 1937 in Chapmansboro, Tennessee to the late John Thomas and Ozena Batts Milom. He was part owner for Ideal Printing Company. In his spare time, he loved to fish and was a true artist, especially carving and whittling birds from wood. He was a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Milom.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Martha Milom; sons, Kenneth (Patty) Milom, Scott Milom (fiancée, Sharon Sutton); brother, James Lee Milom; sister, Evelyn Gupton; grandchildren, Jeremy Milom, Kayla (Tyler) Muniz, Amber (Marco) Moyers, Skylar Threadgill, Kirsten Harvey-Milom, and Stephanie (Ben) Clark; floral squareeleven great-grandchildren; and daughters by heart, Charlcie, Cheryl, Diane, and Kathey.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Free Will Baptist Church Youth Fund at 2400 Mosley Ferry Rd, Ashland City, TN 37015.

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 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 Ben Plunkett

Benjamin “Ben” Lloyd Plunkett, age 46, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, April 27, 2020, at NorthCrest Medical Center.

A private family funeral service was held Friday, May 1 with Bro. Barry Raper officiating. Burial followed at Bethel Cemetery in Ashland City with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic regulations, a limited visitation with social distancing was held from 9-11AM, Friday, May 1. Only 10 visitors at a time were allowed in the chapel.

Ben was born on December 9, 1973, in Burian, Washington, to Lloyd Plunkett and the late Betty Halliburton Plunkett. He was a writer for various magazines. He loved writing, learning, family and his friends. He was the church librarian and was a member of the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church.

floral squareIn addition to his father, Ben is survived by a brother, Daniel (Jennifer) Plunkett of Hawaii; sisters, Rebekah Plunkett and Leah (Donnie) Stevanus both of Pleasant View; and loving aunts, uncles, five nieces, and three nephews.

If so desired, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Bethel Free Will Baptist Church at 2400 Mosley Ferry Rd., Ashland City, TN 37015.

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 Joe Murphey Teasley

Joe Murphey Teasley, age 91, of the Sandy Springs/Gause community, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 at his home.

A private family service will be held Saturday, May 9th with family members officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bryson Dew, Joe Dew, Donny King, Ryan King, Seth King, and Will Teasley. Honorary pallbearer will be Paul Bracey.

He was born February 14, 1929 in the Sandy Springs community to the late Will Farmer and Grace Murphey Teasley. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lynda Dunn Teasley. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Doug Teasley, Jean Dowlen, and Edith Nichols.

He was a graduate of Coopertown High School, Class of 1946. He attended Coopertown Church of Christ all 91 years of his life. He served as the song leader for many years as well as a deacon and an elder until he turned 90 years of age. He was raised on a farm and farmed his whole life. He was a Robertson County Commissioner for 16 years, then known as Quarterly Court. He served on the Planning and Zoning Commission 14 years, was the chairman and purchasing agent for the Robertson County Highway Department for 12 years and was a director for the Robertson Cheatham County Co-op for a number of years. He served on the National Advisory Committee for Tobacco Inspection Services. He was very active in Farm Bureau for over 50 years, serving as vice president for several years and serving as president for 20 years. He was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Leader Award by the Tennessee Farm Bureau in 2006. He was a friend to all and loved by all. He never met a stranger. He loved and served his community. He loved and served the church. Very simply, he loved.

floral squareHe is survived by son, Andy (Jenni) Teasley of Pleasant View; daughters, Dr. Myra (Joe Dew) Teasley of Raleigh, NC and Cara (Donny) King of Pleasant View; grandchildren Seth (Jenna) King, Ryan (Maite) King, Bethany (Kyle) Harman, Will (Kaeli Jo) Teasley, Lauren Teasley, and Bryson Dew; great grandchildren Evie King, Libby King, Georgia King, Silas King, Teddy Mac King, Joe Teasley and Jed Teasley; and sisters Evelyn White of Gallatin, Teady Justice of Cedar Hill, and Betty Potts of Vail, AZ.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Coopertown Church of Christ Food Pantry. Any donations may be sent in c/o of Austin and Bell.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Norman Reece Cooke Sr.

Norman Reece Cooke, Sr., 79, of Hendersonville, TN passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in The Villages, Florida.

He was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina and was a 50-year resident of Hendersonville. He retired from E.I. DuPont in 1998 after 35 yrs. of service there. He also served in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Division in the 3rd Infantry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Gertrude (Pippens) Cook of Charlotte N.C.; wife of 44 years, Leslie Joyce (Oliver) Cooke; son, Stephen Cooke; and grandson, John Hicks.

He is survived by daughters, Laura Nelson of Memphis, TN; daughter, Jenni Hicks-Griffin (Scott) of Hendersonville, TN; son, Norman Reece Cooke, Jr. (Melody) of Westmoreland, TN; 11 floral squaregrandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren also survive.

An Inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville, TN will be scheduled at a later date.

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 Richard Lee Douglas

Richard Lee Douglas, 70, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday April 23, 2020 at North Crest Medical Center.

A private family graveside service was conducted on Monday April 27th in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tim Harris officiating.

Richard Lee was born April 10, 1950 in Cedar Hill to the late Dixie Lee and Jewel Dean Armes Douglas. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years for the Robertson County Highway Department and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his floral squaregrandparents: Tom and Anna Lou Knight Douglas, Herman Armes, and Ina Lee Beason Armes Brooksher, and by his step-grandfather: Mason Brooksher.

Richard Lee is survived by his sister and brother-in-law: Wilma Diane Douglas Swindell and Frank Swindell of Springfield, and by several cousins and friends.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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