In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week Nov. 13, 2018

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ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Dorothy Launa Shoulders

Dorothy Launa ShouldersDorothy Launa Shoulders, 91, of Adairville, KY, passed away on Sunday November 11, 2018 at Creekwood Nursing Center in Russellville.

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday November 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery with Bro. Johnnie Baldwin, Jr., officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Dean Funeral Chapel in Adairville, KY.

Mrs. Shoulders was born June 3, 1927 in Logan County to the late Will and Nannie Stubblefield Scott. She was a homemaker and a member of Living Word Church. Mrs. Shoulders loved listening to the radio, playing cards, and her favorite pastime was sitting on her porch enjoying her cat. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Garland Shoulders, and by her siblings: Hester floral squareRodgers, Lillian Simmons, Leonard Scott, Katherine Drake, and Cora Johnson.

Mrs. Shoulders is survived by her caretakers that she always considered her daughters: Vera Richmond and Louevennie Abney both of Adairville, KY, her nieces: Paula Johnson and Gail Johnson both of Port Orange, FL, and Terry Corey of Grand Island, NY, and by the one that out ranked everyone else, her cat: “Baby Girl”.

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Dean Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for John Ewing Drake

John Ewing DrakeJohn Ewing Drake, 82, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 16th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Eric Taylor and Dr. Tommy Crunk officiating. Interment will follow in Bellwood Cemetery with Andrew Jennings, and grandchildren Dustin, Brett, Devin, Drew, Braden, Colby, and Carson Drake, serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Baggett, David Reed, Billy Mac Sweatt, Larry Cohea, JR. Murphey, and Coop Gupton. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. Drake was born July 4, 1936 in Robertson County to the late Felix Ewing and Helen Stroud Drake. He graduated from Jo Byrns High School in 1955, and then he served in the Army National Guard. Mr. Drake married Bobbie Jean Burnett in May of 1960. They married at Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he was a longtime member and elder before moving his membership to Cedar Hill Baptist Church. He worked at the Southern Hill Shoe Plant and Genesco for 25 years. Mr. Drake enjoyed farming, playing golf with his friends and family, fishing, gardening, UT football, and spending time with his grandchildren.

floral squareMr. Drake is survived by his wife, Bobbie Jean Burnett Drake of 58 years, his sons and daughters-in-law: Robert and Vicky Drake of Springfield, John and Janice Drake of Orlinda, Joe and Bethany Drake of Cedar Hill, his brother: Douglas Drake of Orlinda, his sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary Alice and Billy Mac Smith of Springfield, Jean and Naul Henslee of Springfield, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to the Cedar Hill Baptist Church.

Robertson County Funeral Home, Springfield, TN, in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for John Ewing Drake

John Ewing DrakeJohn Ewing Drake, 82, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 16th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Eric Taylor and Dr. Tommy Crunk officiating. Interment will follow in Bellwood Cemetery with Andrew Jennings, and grandchildren Dustin, Brett, Devin, Drew, Braden, Colby, and Carson Drake, serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Baggett, David Reed, Billy Mac Sweatt, Larry Cohea, JR. Murphey, and Coop Gupton. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. Drake was born July 4, 1936 in Robertson County to the late Felix Ewing and Helen Stroud Drake. He graduated from Jo Byrns High School in 1955, and then he served in the Army National Guard. Mr. Drake married Bobbie Jean Burnett in May of 1960. They married at Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he was a longtime member and elder before moving his membership to Cedar Hill Baptist Church. He worked at the Southern Hill Shoe Plant and Genesco for 25 years. Mr. Drake enjoyed farming, playing golf with his friends and family, fishing, gardening, UT football, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Drake is survived by his wife, Bobbie Jean Burnett Drake of 58 years, his sons floral squareand daughters-in-law: Robert and Vicky Drake of Springfield, John and Janice Drake of Orlinda, Joe and Bethany Drake of Cedar Hill, his brother: Douglas Drake of Orlinda, his sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary Alice and Billy Mac Smith of Springfield, Jean and Naul Henslee of Springfield, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to the Cedar Hill Baptist Church.

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Robertson County Funeral Home, Springfield, TN, in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Gregory Lynn Dale

Gregory Lynn DaleGregory Lynn Dale, 58, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday November 7, 2018 at his home.

Graveside memorial services will be conducted Saturday November 17th at 11:00 a.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Bruce Dean officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Dale was born June 22, 1960 in Davidson County. He worked as a farmer and always enjoyed being out on the farm doing what needed to be done. Mr. Dale had a great love for camping and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father: Alvin C. Dale, and by floral squarehis brother: David Dale. Mr. Dale is survived by his mother: Clarice Little Dale of Springfield, his loving companion: Margaret Brinkley of Springfield, his sister and brother-in-law: Jackie Dale Parker and Robert C. Parker, III of Salem, AL, and by his nephew: Joshua Parker of Auburn, AL

If so desired, the family request memorial contributions be made in Mr. Dale’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Robertson County Funeral Home, Springfield, TN, in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Dickie Thaxton

Dickie ThaxtonWilliam “Dickie” Thaxton, Sr., age 72, of Greenbrier, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at his home.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Brother Ricky Suter officiating.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 10am – 11am until the hour of service at 11am.

Mr. Thaxton was born May 17, 1946 in Barren Plains, TN to the late Marvin Thaxton and the late Mildred Cobb Thaxton Strickland. He worked at Peterbilt Motors and was the founder/owner and operator of Thaxton Lawn Care. Mr. Thaxton was a loving father and grandfather, was a huge supporter of Greenbrier Athletics and was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents Mr. Thaxton is preceded in death by his brothers, Louie Thaxton and J.D. Thaxton.

floral squareMr. Thaxton is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Beverly Thaxton of Greenbrier and J.R. Thaxton of Greenbrier; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Brian Schmidt of Greenbrier; brother, Ray Thaxton of Springfield; sisters, Sue Waynick of Greenbrier and Kay Cohea of White House; grandchildren, Brian Schmidt, Jr., Brianna Townsend, Dewight Thaxton, Treavor Thaxton, Whitley Thaxton, Hunter Thaxton and Gage Thaxton; and five great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Louis Chisolm Eden, Jr.

Louis Chisolm Eden, Jr.Louis Chisolm Eden, Jr., age 89, died on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Gallatin Healthcare. He was born November 1, 1929 in Milldale, Tennessee to the late Louis C., Sr. and Ruby Lee Hudson Eden. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by sons, Joe Michael Eden, Timothy Roger Eden, and Jerry Eden; brothers, Russell Eden and Freddie B. Eden; sister, Lula Mae Suttle. He was a retired golf course superintendent and was a member of the Spring Hill Baptist Church.

Louis is survived by his wife, Edith Gladys Hill Eden of Goodlettsville; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Kathy Eden of Greenbrier; granddaughter, Katie (Justin Wilbur) Eden of Goodlettsville.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00pm with Brother Bob Swift officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Robertson County with Ronnie Beller, Ryan Kilpatrick, Justin Wilbur, Tracy Sterry, Jimmy Foster, and Mark Kilpatrick serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be C. T. Harris and Raymond Hill. floral squareVisitation with the family will be held on Saturday from 4:00 – 8:00pm at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier and again on Sunday from 12:00pm until the hour of service at 2:00pm. The family has requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home or directly to Alzheimer’s Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, Tennessee 37220.

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

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Obituary for Charlet Laura Godwin

Charlet Laura GodwinAge 85 of Greenbrier passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at NHC in Gallatin. She was born January 8, 1933 In Franklin County, Missouri to Moses and Emma Hickenbotham Washburn. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of The Church of the First Born Hartsville, TN.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred J. Godwin; sister, Betty Brumley. She is survived by daughter, Ann (Roger) Ray, Greenbrier, TN; 2 grandchildren, Michelle (Danny) Gunter and Roger (Kim) Ray, II; 4 great-grandchildren, Victoria Lassiter, Austin Gunter, Paige Saylors and Madison Ray; 4 great-great-grandchildren, Grayson Lassiter, Paislee Saylors, Tanner Scott and Savannah Saylors.

floral squareFuneral service was held Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 12 noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Monday, November 12, 2018 3-8pm and Tuesday, November 13, 2018 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, Tn.

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Obituary for Harold Duff Henry

Harold Duff HenryAge 78 of White House passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born April 18, 1940 in Gary, Indiana to Harold Ray and Frances Duff Henry. He was a self-employed truck driver. He proudly served his country in the USAF and was a member of American Legion Post #45 in Greenbrier.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Audrey Henry; sister, Henrietta Wise; son-in-law, Andy Polk. He is survived by his son, Harold (Wanda) Henry, White House, TN; daughters, Patricia Polk, White House, TN, Caroline (Jeff) Harrod and Nickie (Philip) Jones, both of Murfreesboro, TN; step-children, Joseph McNamara, floral squareMurfreesboro, TN and Robert McNamara Greenbrier, TN; brother, William Henry, Nashville, TN; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be scheduled at a later date in Nashville National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post #45 Greenbrier, TN 37073

Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, Tn.

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Obituary for Debra Elaine Reynolds

Debra Elaine ReynoldsDebra Elaine Reynolds, age 57, of White House, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at her home. A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1-3pm.

Ms. Reynolds was born November 21, 1960 in Madison, TN to Raymond Reynolds and Patricia floral squareCheek Blackwell. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her step-dad, Earl Blackwell; sister, Paula Reynolds of Springfield; nieces, Kacie Mendoza and Bethany Cobea; 3 great nephews and 1 great niece.

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

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Obituary for Thomas G Pitts

Thomas G PittsThomas G. Pitts, age 88, of Adairville, KY, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Junior England officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwoods Cemetery with Larry Pitts, Eugene Pitts, Jimmy Pitts, Ronald Pitts, Kyle Pitts and Joel Pitts serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 4-8pm and on Tuesday from 11am until hour of service at 1pm.

Mr. Pitts was born September 25, 1930 in Adairville, KY to the late Wade Albert and Minnie Allen Pitts. He served in the Army and worked at Odoms Sausage and was a member of Emmanuel Church of Christ.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Joan Sircy Pitts; brother, Wade Pitts Jr.; and sisters, Annie Pirtle, Alberta Sanders and Christine Hankins. She is survived by her son, Thomas S. Pitts and wife Jennifer of Adairville; daughter, Connie Traughber and husband Allin of Springfield; brother, David Pitts and wife Shirley of Adairville; grandchildren, Kyle Pitts, Joel Pitts, Courtney Pitts, Ashlee (Thomas) Towns, Brittany Traughber; and great-grandchildren, Remington Traughber, Kinsley Towns and Raelyn Towns.

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

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Obituary for Lavonne West

Lavonne WestIdumea “Lavonne” West, age 76, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at NHC Springfield.

No services are planned at this time.

Mrs. West was born September 21, 1942 in Edinburg, IN to the late Oliver and Mary Burton Baxter. She was a cook at a Truckstop.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Burton, brother, Leonard Baxter, step-daughter, Sherry Smith and granddaughter Kristy Gale Hudgens.

floral squareMrs. West is survived by her husband, William West; daughters, Karen (Bill) Bower of Springfield and Brenda (James) Perry of Adams; step-son, Glenn (Debbie) West of Clarksville; grandchildren, Brandon Farmer, W.T. Farmer, Jonathon Grayson, Caitlin Ayers, Chelsea Perry, Joey Perry, Gary West, Matt West, Suzanne Wix, Chris Harper and Jennifer Maddle; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Craig Jordan

Craig JordanVincent “Craig” Jordan, age 43, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Paul Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at EverRest of Cheatham cemetery with Sherman Johnson, Jake Resha, Len Andrews, Timmy Head, Scotty Cook, and Steven Highers serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until the hour of service at 11:00 AM.

Craig was born on April 22, 1975 in Springfield, Tennessee, the son of Billy and Linda Highers Jordan. He was employed as a Wastewater Treatment Manager with the PVUD (Pleasant View Utility District), and was a member of Highland Chapel floral squareBaptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by son, Chance Jordan; daughter, Courtney Jordan; step-son, Ben Chance; step-daughter, Madison Ledman; brother, Tim Jordan; sisters, Connie (Mike) Espy, and Rhonda (Rob) Moore; nieces and nephews, Stasha (Alex), Jenny, Timmy, Ryan, Jordan, Shaelyn, and Trey.

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

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Obituary for Ian Scott Jackson

Ian Scott JacksonIan Jackson, age 88, of Gallatin, TN, born Aug. 26, 1930, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at St. Thomas Mid-town hospital after a brief illness.

A Celebration of his life will be held Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 12 Noon at Hendersonville Austin & Bell Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Hancock officiating. Interment will follow at Mayes Cemetery with Navy Military Honors. Serving as pallbearers will be David Jackson, Kevin Jackson, Chris Dorris, Shane Dorris, Joshua Dorris, & Jeff Gann. Visitation with family will be held, 4-8 PM Thursday, November 15, 2018 and Friday, November 16, 2018 prior to the service from 10-12 PM.

He was born the son of the late Basil Jackson and Henrietta Marchbank Jackson in San Luis Obispo, CA. He was also preceded in death by his son, Alan Jackson. He was a veteran of the US Navy during the Korean conflict and retired after 45 years with General Motors. He is survived by his wife, Julia Jackson; sons, David (Nancy) Jackson, Kevin (Sami) Jackson & Michael (Amy) Jackson; daughters, Wendy (Kevin) Yarnell, Elizabeth (Ron) Arbino, Jennifer Jackson & Kimberly Jackson; stepsons, Chris (Tresa) Dorris & Shane (Jennifer) Dorris; 18 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren.

Ian was a member of Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. He enjoyed and loved life! He loved to play golf and travel! He was an outgoing person who loved people and was generous with floral squareall he met. He loved his wife Julia with a passion and was always doing special things for her such as leaving love notes for her all over their home. He was a wonderful, dedicated husband to her.

The family asks that contributions be made in memory of Ian Jackson to the Ronald McDonald House.

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

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Obituary for Geneva Lee Herndon

Geneva Lee HerndonGeneva Lee Herndon, age 88, of Greenbrier, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at her home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Richard Heatherly officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Kenny Harper, Josh England, Randy Harper, Danny Dugger, Wayne Burton and Darrell Herndon serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 4-8pm and again on Tuesday from 9am until hour of service at 10am.

Ms. Herndon was born July 8, 1930 in Springfield, TN to the late Willard McKinley and Louise McClura Travis Heatherly. She was a homemaker and was a member of Porters Chapel Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ernest Herndon; son, Gary Ernest Herndon; brothers, James, Tom, Willard, JR., Tony and Charles Heatherly; and sisters, Mary Francis Harper and Josephine Cox. She is survived by her sons, Darrell Herndon and his wife Eva of Hendersonville and floral squareDennis Herndon of Greenbrier; daughter, Betty Herndon of Greenbrier; brothers, HL Heatherly and his wife Polly of Gallatin, Richard Heatherly of Kentucky, John Heatherly and his wife Serena of Kentucky and Joe Heatherly of Cedar Hill; sisters, Elizabeth Anderson of Cedar Hill and Carolyn Dugger and her husband Burton of Joelton; grandchildren, Erin England, Emily Alsup, Jada Herndon, Howard Herndon, Clinton Herndon and Tangy Hood; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Debra Elaine Reynolds

Debra Elaine ReynoldsDebra Elaine Reynolds, age 57, of White House, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at her home.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1-3pm.

Ms. Reynolds was born November 21, 1960 in Madison, TN to Raymond Reynolds and Patricia floral squareCheek Blackwell. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her step-dad, Earl Blackwell; sister, Paula Reynolds of Springfield; nieces, Kacie Mendoza and Bethany Cobea; 3 great nephews and 1 great niece.

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

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Obituary for Beulah Lorene Starks

Beulah Lorene StarksAge 81 of Knoxville, formerly of Springfield, went home to be with the Lord Friday, November 9, 2018 at her home. She was born July 27, 1937 in Knoxville, TN to Frank and Belle Smith Paul. She worked as a cook for Robertson County Schools until her retirement. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and was a member of Bordeaux Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin E. Starks; son, Darrell Stallings; 5 brothers, Denver Paul, Delbert Paul, Otto Paul, Sam Paul and Earl Paul; 2 sisters, Willamae Williams and Twillie Paul. She is survived by her son, Randy Stallings, Knoxville, TN; daughters, Carol (Jim) Rediker, Goodlettsville, TN and Sandra (Greg) Berrang, Springfield, TN; sister, Georgia Hickman, Knoxville, TN; special friend, Christine Edwards, Springfield, TN; 10 grandchildren, Tonya (Robert) Thornton, Justin Keith, Adam (Melissa) Stallings, Katie Stallings, Jessica (Thomas) Robinson, Michael Rediker, Heather (Josh) Caldwell, Brandi (Daniel) Smith, Hunter Stallings and Brad Stallings; 10 great-grandchildren, Lukas Legg, Jacob Legg, Josh Moon, Ashton Thornton, Rylan Thornton, Maeghan Thornton, Caige Justice, Cannon Caldwell, Whitley Robinson and Jade Stallings.

A Celebration of Life Gathering is scheduled from 6-8PM (EST) Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Bethlehem Baptist Church 4211 Pleasant Ridge Road floral squareKnoxville, TN. A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Kelly LeBlanc officiating. Visitation is planned Saturday, November 17, 2018 10am until the time of the service at Austin & Bell in Springfield. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery with Michael Rediker, Justin Keith, Adam Stallings, Hunter Stallings, Joshua Caldwell, Robert Thornton and Thomas Robinson serving as pallbearers.

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Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, Tn.

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Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Hunt

Mary Elizabeth HuntMrs. Mary Elizabeth (Simmons) Hunt, Alpharetta, Georgia, and formerly of Clarksville, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, November 9, 2018. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 54 years, John Lloyd Hunt, in 1998.

The daughter of the late Pearlie Washington Simmons and Myrtle Nicholson Simmons, Mary was born in Neptune, Tennessee. She attended Ashland City High School where she met Lloyd. After attending Business School in Nashville, Mary was employed by the Tennessee Farm Bureau in Ashland City, TN. She and Lloyd married in his early days in the Air Force and Mary greatly enjoyed the travel, activities and friends associated with his career in the military.

In 1968, upon Lloyd’s retirement from the Air Force, he and Mary moved to Clarksville, Tennessee where they were active members of Hilldale United Methodist Church and the Retired Officer’s Association at Fort Campbell. Mary loved playing bridge and participating in the Clarksville Garden Club and the Clarksville Home Demonstration Club. After Lloyd’s death, Mary moved to Alpharetta, Georgia to be near her daughter’s family.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Jo Anne Ricca of Denver, Colorado and Donna Dickinson of Alpharetta, Georgia; her grandchildren, David (Paula) and Daniel (Shannon) Ricca of Denver, Brian (Shannon) Ricca of Stamford, Connecticut, Kari (Matt) Samuelson of Atlanta, Georgia; and was blessed with 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View. Burial to follow in the EverRest of Cheatham cemetery.

floral squareThe family will receive friends on Sunday prior to the funeral from 12:00 PM until the hour of service at 2:00 PM.

If so desired, donations may be made to: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) at 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, KY 41076 or Samaritan’s Purse at P O Box 3000, Boone NC 28607

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

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Obituary for Richard Frederick Walz

Richard Frederick WalzAge 95 of White House went home to be with the Lord Thursday, November 8, 2018 at his home. He was born August 18, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio to Frank F. and Clara Pietrick Walz. He worked in real estate sales until his retirement. He proudly served his country in WWII on the USS Algemarle as a radioman. He was a member of New Life Fellowship and a member of White House American Legion Post #206. He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, James R. and Jeffrey A. Walz; brother, Robert F. Walz.

He is survived by his wife of almost 48 years, Eunice Elizabeth Walz, White House, TN; daughter, Beverly Ann Thurber, North Hills, CA; 2 daughter-in-laws, Sue and Darlene Walz, both of CA; several grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

floral squareA Celebration of Life funeral service was held 6:30pm Sunday, November 11, 2018 at New Life Fellowship with Bro. Rob Massie and Bro. Neal Morse officiating. Visitation was held Sunday, November 11, 2018 4-6:30pm at the church. Interment was held Monday, November 12, 2018 at 1pm in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers and with military honors.

Remains rest at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, Tn.

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Obituary for Timothy Ray Cantrell

Timothy Ray CantrellIt is with regret that we announce the passing of Timothy Ray Cantrell, age 36 of Nashville.

Timothy was a beloved son with a life-long passion for music. Raised in Hendersonville, he was a 2000 graduate of Hendersonville High School where he was a member of the Band of Gold. He also attended MTSU where he studied Recording Industry. Over the years he played in many different bands as well as recorded music for various groups.

He is preceded in death by his father, Bobby Cantrell. He is survived by his mother, Donna Cantrell; grandmothers, Ruth Lord, and Mary Cantrell; aunt, Glenda Dantzler (John) and cousins, Alan Parrish (Ashlie), Jeremy Lord (Cameron), John Dantzler, III, and William Dantzler (Laura).

floral squareHis family received friends on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until his Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 P.M. at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville. Interment followed in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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