In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week November 15, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week November 15, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Nov. 9 – Nov. 15, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for William West

William Ernest West, age 92, of Adams, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at The Waters of Robertson in Springfield. No services are planned at this time.

Mr. West was born August 13, 1928 in Simpson County, KY to the late Casey William and Dixie Elizabeth Simmons West. He worked in a lumber yard, loved to fish and was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents Mr. West is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Lavonne Baxter West and his daughter, Sherry Smith, his siblings, Betty Sue Jenkins, Christine Hargis, Bernice Crowder, James West, Earl West and Harold West, and his grandchildren, Christie Hudgins and Jennifer Maddle.

floral squareMr. West is survived by his son, Glenn West of Clarksville; daughters, Brenda Perry of Adams and Karen Bower of Springfield; brother, Sanford West of Ohio; grandchildren, Gary West, Matthew West, Suzanne Wix, Chris Harper, Brandon Farmer, William Farmer, Jonathan Grayson, Caitlin Ayers, Chelsea Perry and Joseph Perry; 17 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Philip Mooers Jr

Age 80 of White House passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at his home. Mr. Mooers was born March 5, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts to Philip Francis & Norma Lee Mooers. He worked for many years in the insurance industry and served as Vice-President for CNA Insurance in Nashville before his retirement. He and his wife were also the owners of Cross Plains Market. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and was of the Catholic faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Philip Francis Mooers, III; brother, David Mooers. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Josephine Mooers, White House, TN; sister, Catherine (Ted) floral squareDaly, Maine; an extended family with many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

A mass is scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2020 at 1PM at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church in Brea, CA. Inurnment will follow in Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery in Orange, CA.

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

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Obituary for Wilma Dean Jones

Wilma Dean Jones, age 94 of White House, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhust Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Daryl Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in 2nd Grove CME Church Cemetery with Ryan Jones, Matthew Jones, Brian Jones, Danny Ray Darden, Jamin Williams, and Eural Jones serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 12 noon until the hour of service at 2 PM.

Mrs. Jones was born June 2, 1926 in White House to the late Virgil and Rosetta Hutchinson Hudson. She was a member of Second Grove CME Church and was retired from Acme Boot. She was also a farmer and loved to go to church, fish, and work in the garden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nural Lee Jones; son, William Thomas Jones; daughter, Betty Ann Darden; and 12 brothers and sisters.

floral squareSurviving her are her sons, Bobby Ray Jones of White House, James Allen (Birdie) Jones of White House, and David L. (Faye) Jones of Springfield; daughters, Eural Dean Northington of Springfield and Linda Gail Williams of White House; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

The family suggest, if so desired for memorial contributions to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Nancy Sue Taylor Lee

Nancy Sue Taylor Lee, age 82 of Springfield, died Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at The Waters of Robertson. Private graveside services will be conducted Saturday, November 14, 2020 in Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Bro. David Price officiating with family and friends serving as pallbearers. There will be no visitation.

Mrs. Lee was born February 2, 1938 in Robertson County to the late Bernice Frey and Viola Elizabeth Woodard Taylor. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church and worked for many years at the Acme Boot Factory. She was a talented seamstress and sewed for many people.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Billy M. Lee; sister, Joyce Sherrod; brothers, Harold Taylor and Gary Taylor; and son-in-law, Anthony Milam.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Doye and Ritchie Worrell of Springfield and Vivian Milam of Springfield; sisters, Elsie Moore, Sylvia Bybee, Brenda Hutton, and Dorothy Freeman, all of Springfield; grandchildren, Matthew (Amanda) Milam and Tiffany (Sydney) Murray; and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank The Waters of Robertson for taking such loving and thoughtful care of Nancy this past year. Also thank you to her church family for her cards, visits, and prayers.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Evelyn Faye Holmes

Creation smiled on April 23, 1940 at the birth of Evelyn Faye Holmes to the late Mr. & Mrs. Hurit Hilliard. Her parents rejoiced with this newborn addition to their family. She was also welcomed by her siblings; the late Joe Hilliard, the late James Hilliard, the late Eva Hilliard Bradley, the late Geneva Hilliard Brizendine, Barbara Jean Hilliard Thomas, and Henry Hilliard.

Faye was educated in Robertson County Schools attending Krisle Elementary School and graduating in 1958 from Bransford High School. As Faye endeavored to receive her education, she was introduced to Phillip Nathaniel Holmes. The two became an inseparable couple at Bransford, Faye cheered the football team since Phillip was a noted player. Their romance was finally solidified as their marriage vows was publicly announced in June 1958. They were now a young couple on the adventurous path of life. Phillip had chosen road construction as his career while Faye chose a course in the business arena. Faye was employed by Southern Hills and Kroger. In 2003, she changed employment to Rena’s Boutique. She remained at Rena’s until her retirement in 2004. Two children were born to this united couple, the late Kimberly Dawn was born in 1962 and the late Kenneth in 1964. The newly happy couple suffered a terrible loss in 1964 when Kenneth died leaving a void in the family. Phil and Faye decided to wrap their daughter with a double portion of love with the loss of their son. Faye’s greatest losses were the death of her dear husband, Phillip, in 1999 and her beloved daughter, Kimberly, in 2019. Their deaths were the black hole of her heart. Faye loved her family, and they were always sharing a meal or a family gathering with various members.

She was an avid lover of her religion at First Baptist Church. She never missed a service. She deeply believed in the importance of attending every service. She was a member of the Sunday School Teacher and Usher Board at First Baptist Church, and her club, The Pace Setters. She was highly respected by the members of her church.

Faye was a devoted football fan. Her favorite team was The Green Bay Packers. She felt that no other team could match them! Her movie and television interest always included the westerns. She felt she could have lived during those times. Faye loved living in Springfield, Tennessee because the people and the town itself enjoyed her.

Faye leaves to mourn her granddaughter, Kayla Holmes; three great grandchildren; Adriana, A.J., and Kairo; sister, Barbara Jean Hilliard Thomas; brother; Henry Hilliard: six nephews; James Jr. and Jarell Hilliard, Paul Nixon, Jr. and Christopher Nixon, Gary floral squareShannon, Jr., and Stevie Hilliard; three nieces, Tamicka and Sheena Shannon, and Keitha Wright; sister-in-law, Burma Shannon; brother-in-law, Paul Nixon, and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends; special friends, Kiesha Hardin and Antonio McCarley

Visitation and funeral service was Saturday, November 14, 2020 at First Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Emanuel Haygood, Eulogy and Interment in Restlawn Memorial Garden.
W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Ivy Juanita Green

Age 89 of White House went home to be with the Lord Friday, November 13,2020 at White House Health Care & Rehab.

She was born March 11, 1931 in Rogers, Arkansas to Ed & Blanche Birge Johnson. She worked as a homemaker and was a very devoted wife to her late husband of 68 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and also with her cherished church friends. She was a true servant to her church, working in the dining room for numerous church gatherings, cleaning the church and pastor’s home, as well as helping out anywhere she was needed. She enjoyed shopping and traveling and was a very generous lady. She was known for her delicious peach cobblers and banana puddings. She also enjoyed crocheting and crocheted a blanket for every family member before her death.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold P. Green; 3 brothers, Russell Johnson, Clarence Johnson and Billy Johnson; 5 sisters, Gladys Morrell, Eva Williams, Edna Whittington, Bertha Hill and Norma Townsend. She is survived by her daughter, Pam (Phillip) Uttz, White House, TN; sons, Larry (Sandra) Green, White House, TN and Michael (Paula) Green, Greenbrier, TN; brother, Ed “Junior” (Dorothy) Johnson, Cushing, OK; 6 grandchildren, Ryan Uttz, Jonathan Uttz, Allen Green, Christopher Green, Troy Green and Heather Thompson; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Friday, November 20, 2020 at 7pm at New Life Fellowship in Cross Plains with Bro. Rob Massie and Bro. Steve Farmer officiating. Interment is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 2pm at Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery in Pegram, TN. Visitation with the family will be held Friday, November 20, 2020 6-7pm at the church.

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

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Obituary for Laura Erin Whitley

Laura Erin Whitley age 57 passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center.

Laura is survived by her parents, Larry and Thea Fager; sister, Tanya (Cecil) Boswell; and a niece and nephew, Faith and Trey Boswell.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

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

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Obituary for Patsy Joyce Knox

Patsy Joyce Knox age 84 of Hendersonville passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Mrs. Knox was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Ray Knox; parents, George and Mary Holt, Sr.; stepmother, Francis Holt; sister, Kathelene Holt; and a brother, George Holt, Jr.
She is survived by her sons, Jeff (Dawn) Knox and Greg (Jennifer) Knox; daughter, Jackie Hollis; and grandchildren, Nick (Rikki) Taylor, Chuck Rodgers, Tanner Knox, Ali Knox, Olivia Knox and Jenna Knox; great grandchildren, Jayden and Zachery Taylor; sister, Bonnie (David) Welch; and a brother, Dannie (Melba) Holt, Sr.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-7pm Friday, November 13, 2020 and again from 10-11am Saturday at the Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Funeral services will be conducted at 11am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Haines officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 2pm Saturday in the Hickory Point Church Cemetery in Clarksville. Pallbearers will be Nick Taylor, Chuck Rodgers, Tanner Knox, Dannie Holt, Jr., Danell Welch and Robert Miller.

floral squareThe funeral home asks that anyone attending the visitation to please wear a mask and refrain from any physical contact with the family such as hugs and handshakes. For your safety, all CDC guidelines are to be followed.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for David Young

David Young, age 70 of the Owens Chapel community in Springfield, died Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Donnie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jonathon Young, Todd Bilyeu, Timmy Fugate, Paul Wayne Young, Corey Braswell, Johnny “Bubba” Pentecost, Montana Honaker and Dallas Honaker serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 until 8 PM and Thursday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Young was born March 6, 1950 in Greenbrier to the late Charlie and Carrie Hulsey Young. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was retired from Wylie Steel after 44 years of service. David had several hobbies including collecting belt buckles, knives, and guns. He enjoyed spending time doing iron works and metal works and working with his Belgian horses and wagons and also trail riding. One of his favorite things was feeding his neighbors with all the food he grew in his garden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 8 brothers and 1 sister.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Norma Young of Springfield; son, David Brian Young of Springfield; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Ann and Jonathan Honaker of Springfield; and grandchildren, Lexani Young, Brianna Young, Jonathon Young, Montana Honaker, and Dallas Honaker.

The family suggest, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Deanie Darleen Frazier

Deanie Darleen Frazier, 87, of White House, died Saturday, November 7,2020 at Waters of Robertson. Her wishes were to be cremated, and the family will hold a service at a later date.

Deanie Frazier was born on May 11, 1933 to the late Jesse and Gertrude Stanley. Mrs. Frazier enjoyed crocheting, attending church when she was able, studying the bible, cooking, and dolls. She had a green thumb and could sell just about anything. She was a telephone operator for AT&T.

floral squareShe is survived by her sons; James Michael Peek of Springfield, Terry Wayne Peek of Oklahoma, Kenneth Brent Peek of Springfield, Robert William Peek of Oklahoma, Daniel Carl Bir of Smyrna, and Joseph Tracy Chotner of Illinois, her daughter; Carolyn Joyce Rice of Springfield, 25 Grandchildren, and 15 Great Grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Lee Ronald Thompson

Lee Ronald Thompson, 82, of Springfield, TN passed away on Thursday November 5, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday November 14th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home, with Brother David Harbison officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Slayden Family Cemetery in Cumberland Furnace, TN. Kevin Slayden, Timothy Slayden, Matthew Thompson, Heath Read, and Joseph Shown will be serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday November 13th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. Thompson was born June 24, 1938 in Medina, OH. He grew up in Huntington, IN. and attended Purdue University before relocating to Evansville, IN in 1964. Mr. Thompson was a former Livestock Inspector for the USDA before beginning as an apprentice at South Central Communications in Evansville, IN. After a 41-year career, Mr. Thompson retired as the Vice President of Engineering for the company. For many years he operated sound equipment at his home church in Evansville, and he enjoyed singing in the choir. He most recently was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. Mr. Thompson also loved fishing and camping.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Thompson Slayden. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Jetmore Thompson; by his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Jill Thompson of Pleasant View; by his grandchildren Robert Slayden, Tim Slayden, Rebekah Thompson, Matthew Thompson, and Erica Thompson; and by his three great-grandchildren, Amory Thompson, Piper Thompson, and Margo Thompson.

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Obituary for Yvonne Drake

Yvonne Ford Drake, age 84, of Goodlettsville and formerly of Robertson County, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12 Noon in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Brother David Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Dalton Morgan, Isaac Marshall, Jayden Marshall, Chris Ford and Chase Ford serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Mrs. Drake’s nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 10am until the hour of service at 12 Noon.

Mrs. Drake was born September 9, 1936 in the Martins Chapel Community to the late William Herschel and Mary Ellis Ford and was a graduate of Greenbrier High School. She worked as a medical records clerk and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Drake is preceded in death by her husband, Marshall F. Drake, Sr., daughter, Georgie Leota Drake and her brothers, Raybon Herschel Ford and Charles B. Ford. Mrs. Drake is survived by her son, Marshall F. Drake, Jr. of floral squareGoodlettsville; daughters, Bonnie C. Drake and Sheila C. Drake, both of Greenbrier; brother, George Richard (Shirley) Ford of Greenbrier; and sisters, Mary Katherine (Herbert Duane) Parker of Greenbrier and Betty Faye (Max) Deaton of Spartanburg, SC.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer’s Association. 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 Sharon Blair

Sharon Lynn Blair, Age 64 of White House passed away, Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was born October 8, 1956 in Nashville, TN to James Alexander & Margaret Lois Smith Hardison. She worked as an insurance claims processor for Caterpillar Financial. She enjoyed bargain shopping, traveling and watching the birds, especially hummingbirds. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Larry Hardison; brother-in-law, Malcolm McIntyre.

She is survived by her son, Steven (Aubrey) Blair, Smyrna, TN; daughter, Kristy (Eric) Thompson, White House, TN; brother, Allen Hardison, Murfreesboro, TN; sisters, LaVon McIntyre, White House, TN, Brenda Hernden, Bradenton, FL and Patty (Charlie) Brown, White House, TN; 5 grandchildren, Destany, Bailey, Savannah, Haylee and Elijah.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 6pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Maury Buchanan officiating. A private family inurnment will follow at a later date in White House Memorial Gardens. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4-6pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Celebrate Recovery Program of Temple Baptist Church 117 Marlin Road White House, TN 37188

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

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Obituary For Frances L. Daniel Johnson

Frances L. Daniel Johnson, 87, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Friday, November 6, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services (for immediate family only due to Covid) will be conducted Tuesday, November 10th at 10:00 a.m. at Sykes Funeral Home in Clarksville, TN. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville, TN.

Frances was born on August 27, 1933 in Carthage, TN to the late John & Ruby (Goolsby) Daniel. At the time of her death she was a beloved member of McFerrin Missionary Baptist Church in Madison, TN.

Frances married the love of her life, Willard Carthell Johnson, when she was 17 years old. Eleven short days later, he was shipped out to serve the Army in the Korean War for 18 months. While in Korea, he was called by the Lord to preach. Upon his return home, they settled into married life and he went on to pastor five congregations while she served as a faithful preacher’s wife.

Carthell and Frances enjoyed 39 loving years of marriage before his passing in 1990. During their marriage they raised three daughters: Cathy (David) Valdez, Deborah Johnson and Temesa (Michael) Parker. Also surviving are her grandchildren: Jeremy Fountain, Katrina (Gerald) Davis, Tori Parker, Mike Parker and Matthew Parker. Great Grandchildren: Dylan Clay, Gerald Davis III and Tyler Davis. Aunt: Shirley Goolsby Rodgers. As well as many loving nieces, nephews, and in-laws from the Johnson family. In addition to her parents and husband, she is proceeded in death by her sister: Patricia Faye Wilson.

floral squareFrances loved to sing gospel hymns and play piano but more than anything she loved to spread the word of God and gave Him thanks in all that she did, every day. Countless family and friends referred to her as an angel on Earth. She was God-loving, steadfast, joyful, soft-spoken and kind-hearted. She always had a reassuring smile on her face and a prayer offered for everyone that she encountered. For all who knew her, she made life special.

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Arrangements entrusted to Sykes Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Betty Lee Adams Gamble

Betty Lee Adams Gamble, age 76, passed away peacefully on Friday November 6, 2020 at her home. Graveside services will be conducted on Monday November 9th at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakland Cemetery with Dr. Eric Taylor of Cedar Hill Baptist Church and her nephew, Curtis Adams, officiating. Pallbearers will be Ricky Harris, Billy Joe Jackson, Ty Jackson, Farris Gillotti, John Bailey Hutchison, Bobby McKinney, Joe Donoho, and Jerry McCreary. Honorary pallbearers will be the Jimmy Crawford Sunday School class at Cedar Hill Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Betty was born February 8, 1944 in Springfield to the late Bailey and Annie Gezley Adams. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1962. That same year, just three days shy of her eighteenth birthday, she eloped to Alabama to marry the love her life, William “Bill” Harold Gamble, who survives her. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage, raising two daughters: Kecia Harris (Ricky) and Celeste Jackson (Billy Joe) all of Cedar Hill. Also surviving are her three beautiful grandchildren: Bailey Scoggin, Ty Jackson, and Abbie Lee Jackson all of Cedar Hill and her step-grandchildren: Craig (Janna) Harris of Springfield and Lauren (Tim) Humphrey of Hendersonville. She treasured her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters: Mary Lou Matthews and Peggy Gillotti, and by her brothers: Billy and Jerry Adams.

Betty was of the Baptist faith, being baptized at the age of twelve at North Springfield Baptist Church and soon after marriage, moving her membership to Cedar Hill Baptist Church, where she was a faithful member and servant for over 50 years. She served in different capacities but mostly she could be found in the kitchen preparing meals. Cooking was her way to show love and care to others. She always enjoyed hosting friends and family at her table and she always had enough food to feed and army.

Betty started working at an early age around town at French’s Dry Cleaners, Ben Franklin’s Five & Dime, and Clinard’s Drug Store. In 1970, she started working at F.H. Lawson making camper stoves. That company changed names many times over the next 38 years that she worked there, including: Tappan, WCI, Frigidaire, and Electrolux. While there, she was a team player on the volleyball team and on the first industrial softball league team. She retired in 2008, leaving behind many good memories and wonderful friends, who were more like family to her.

Betty loved to cook and keep an immaculate house, but she also loved to be outdoors. She loved working alongside Billy in the yard and garden, growing flowers, and feeding the birds .She also enjoyed traveling in their camper and fishing, going to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass music festivals, and watching UT football and basketball. Everyone that knew her, knew she was always doing something! Even when she became unable to “do” anymore, she never once complained. Instead, she did everything she could to lessen the burden on her family and friends. Betty battled cancer twice since 2015, undergoing major surgery, procedures, and treatments. Cancer tried to extinguish her light, yet it did the opposite, it made it even brighter. She was determined not to let cancer diminish her spirit. Because of her strong faith, she was always able to find joy in life, even in the most difficult circumstances and she lived with gratitude each day.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, she wishes for donations to be made to Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Oncology/Hematology Child Life Department, where her grandson Ty works as a child life specialist, to help ease the burden of childhood cancers. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Bobby Dean Sneed

Bobby Dean Sneed, 83, of Springfield, passed away on Friday November 6, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday November 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Owen officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Justin Johnson, Adam Schreiber, Tyler Sneed, Conner Sneed, Tommy Logsdon, Josh Groves, Jeremiah Johnson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Pinson, Nolan Blick, and Ronnie Cope. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Sneed was born October 19, 1937 in Ohio to the late Robert M. “Bob” and Hazel Smith Sneed. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Mr. Sneed retired from farming, and through the years he had also worked at Gates Rubber, was a mail carrier, and worked in logging. He enjoyed looking for ginseng, hunting, fishing, spending time with his kids and grandkids, traveling, eating out with family and friends, and having game night, especially playing and winning Left, Right, Center.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law: Bill Johnson, by his brothers: Bill and Roger Sneed, and by his sisters: Betty Trotter, Sheree Sneed, Carolyn Jernigan, and Sue Freeman. Mr. Sneed is survived by his wife of 63 years: Jackie Benton Sneed of Springfield, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Buddy Sneed and Jackie Adams of Springfield, Bobby “Toodle” and Melissa Sneed of Springfield, David Lynn and Barbara Sneed of floral squareSpringfield, by his daughters: Vickie Johnson of Springfield and Debbie Boyd of Springfield, by his brothers: Ricky (Linda) Sneed of Springfield, R.L. Sneed of Austin, KY, by his sisters: Charlotte Belt of Springfield, Diane (Cordell) Roberts of Franklin, KY, Teeney Pitt of Orlinda, by his 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Association

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Obituary for Martha Burr Jackson Wilks

Martha Burr Jackson Wilks, 93, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday November 2, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Friday November 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Dianne Coppock and Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Palestine Cemetery with Jackson Wilks, Gage Wilks, Tommy Wilks, Brent Tate, Neal Fisher, and T.C. Groves serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Martha was born July 6, 1927 in Franklin, KY. She was a member of the DAR in Franklin, KY and was a member of Palestine United Methodist Church. Martha taught piano and oil painting for many years. She majored in music during college. The number of students that sat under her instruction was countless. She served as a former Music Director at Springfield First United Methodist Church for many years. She was currently playing piano at Palestine United Methodist Church, as she had for the past 30 years. Ms. Martha also played at different times of her life at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, St. Michael’s and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic churches, Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church, as well as many other churches and events. In the past few years, it was a highlight of her week going and playing at Morningside of Springfield.

floral squareMartha was preceded in death by her husband: Albert Wilks, Jr., and her son: Jan Jackson Wilks. She is survived by her grandsons: Chris (Jennifer) Wilks and Norman (Ashley) Wilks both of Springfield, and by her great grandchildren: Jackson Wilks, Mackenzie Wilks, Gage Wilks, and Lacey Wilks.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in Martha’s memory to Palestine United Methodist Church.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Bobby Joe Baldwin

Bobby Joe Baldwin, 82, of White House, passed away on Monday November 2, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted Friday November 6th at 11:00 a.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Tim Hughes officiating. Pallbearers will be Gary Greene, Ronnie Baldwin, Donnie Baldwin, Bobby Haun, and Jackie Brothers. The family will receive friends on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mr. Baldwin was born September 9, 1938 in Robertson County to the late Norman Willard and Mary Anna Williams Baldwin. He was a retired warehouse technician with Peterbilt, was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in Elkton, KY, and was a member of the Whites Creek Masonic Lodge. Mr. Baldwin enjoyed playing his guitar, riding his four wheeler, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Cynthia Lanette Baldwin Greene, by his brother: William H. Baldwin, and by his grandson: William Gary Greene.

Mr. Baldwin is survived by his wife of 62 years: Sarah Cooper Baldwin of White House, by his grandchildren: Jessica Donna Chalfant, Sarah Nicole Chastain, and Brittany Marie Greene, by his floral squareson-in-law: Gary Greene of Portland, and by his three great grandchildren.

The family suggest that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Baldwin’s memory to Gospel Assembly Church in Elkton, KY. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Hester Lee Duke

Hester Lee Duke, 86, of Goodlettsville, passed away on Monday November 2, 2020 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday November 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the Springhill Baptist Church in Ridgetop with Reverend James Jett and Reverend Jim Woodard officiating. Interment will follow in Springhill Cemetery in Ridgetop with Jason Mayes, Alex Duke, Chris Duke, Brian Duke, Kevin Duke, Jr., Bobby Winterheld, and Bryan Walden serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Raymond Doss Sunday School class at Hopewell Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Springhill Baptist Church in Ridgetop.

Mr. Duke was born December 5, 1933 in Springfield to the late Cordell G. and Tinsie Sircy Duke. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was retired from Management with the former Atlantic Envelope Company. Mr. Duke was a member of Springhill Baptist Church in Ridgetop, for many years, where he served as a deacon. He later moved his membership to Hopewell Baptist Church. He was a member of the VFW 6993 in Goodlettsville and had served as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Charles Wade and Cordell Duke, Jr., and by his sister: Reba McClanahan.

Mr. Duke is survived by his wife of 63 years: Joyce Williams Duke, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Tony and Peggy Duke of Goodlettsville, Terry and Sally Duke of Greenbrier, Kevin and Kelly Duke of Greenbrier, by his brother: James Duke of Castalian floral squareSprings, by his grandchildren: Misty Duke, Tonie Duke, Alex (Katie) Duke, Christopher Duke, Brian Duke, Chrissy (Bryan) Walden, Kevin (Tarra) Duke, Jr., Elizabeth (Bobby) Winterheld, and by his 12 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell Baptist Church Mission Fund.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Camela Harris

Camela Keithchelle Harris was born in Springfield, TN on July 13, 1982 to Pamela Faye Harris and Keith Dowlen. Camela was the oldest and only girl of her mother’s five children.

She attended the public schools in Springfield, TN (Robertson County) until her mother moved their family to Nashville, TN. She was an active student in the Davidson County School system throughout her high school years. Camela was caring and outgoing. Her hobbies included cleaning and helping anyone she could. She was full of love and laughter. You were sure to smile if you ever encountered her. She constantly ate candy.

Camela professed a Love for CHRIST at an early age and was Baptized. She worked in customer service for many years. She also developed an interest in doing hair, so much so that a lot of friends, neighbors and family members kept her busy creating a unique hairstyle just for them. Camela, her mother Pam and her Granny (Eva Mai) shared a talent the entire family benefitted from… cooking! Camela enjoyed family gatherings where she happily prepared and served a specially made dish. She was known for making sure others ate, rather she prepared the meal herself or went to the Community Baptist Church where they feed the community every Wednesday. She would carry plates to whomever she thought could benefit from a healthy meal. She was known widely in the community as she would walk any and everywhere. Camela had a genuine love for people. She took the role of big cousin and turned it to big sister. She would not allow any children to step out of line nor to be disrespectful in any manner while in her presence. She just simply was not going to tolerate that.

She will be profoundly missed as her physical state has been put to rest. She leaves to cherish her Love and memory forever her five children, Quint Williams of Nashville TN, Tonnika Harris of Clarksville, TN, Jamia Harris, Pharrell Harris, and Tyonna Chatman all of Springfield, TN. One granddaughter Ava’Lyn Rose Marie Villagomez of Clarksville, TN. Her Mother Pamela Faye Taylor Harris proceeded her in death. Father, Keith Dowlen of Springfield, TN. Siblings: Norvelle Harris, Kevin Church, Tevin Harris all of Nashville, TN and her younger brother Carricus Bell Harris proceeded her in death. Grandparents Eva Harris (Granny) of Springfield, TN. Norvell Harris (Granddaddy) of Henderson, KY. Earl and Lucille Pope/Earl and Joella Dowlen proceeded her in death. Aunts; Carolyn Gibson (Kat) of Nashville, TN. Vivian Williams Pope of Springfield, TN. Blanche (Johnnie) Spikes of Fort Benning, GA, Chanda Petties proceeded her in death (Wife of James Petties), Fonda (Danny) Patterson of Phoenix, AZ, AiSheika (Sedric) Traughber of Springfield, TN. Uncles; Leslie Pope, DeMario Harris, Ewell (Tony) Harris of Springfield, TN. Cedric Harris of Henderson, KY. Tara Lewis, Dwanna Harris (Whom proceeded death) Godmother/cousin. Cousins who were more like siblings; Wikema Kennedy, Mikresha Turner, Sheika Peña, Lavonna Petties (Big Face) floral squareand Vinesha Petties who proceeded her in death, D’Angelo (D’lo), D’lonzo (Big), Zachary (Zack) Petties, Sed’Drickas Traughber all of Springfield. A host of cousins and friends

Visitation with the family was Saturday, October 7, with Memorial Service to follow at 1 pm at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Gardner, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Sheila Adams

Sheila Agerton Adams, age 77, of Adams, TN, passed peacefully Wednesday morning, November 4, 2020 at 2:04 am. No services are planned at this time.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Janet Marie Sullivan and her husband James William Adams.

She leaves behind a son David Adams of Moss Point, MS and a daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Timothy Brothers. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren, Jennifer Francis, Joseph Bigger, Shaun Bigger, Tabatha Dodson, Crystal McKissick, Tilena Weller and Sonya Teal, and was doubly blessed with 24 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

floral squareThroughout her life she enjoyed expressing herself through her talent and creativity by sewing, painting and ceramics. She was an avid reader and movie buff, and was a proud member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. She was loved and will be dearly missed.

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

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Obituary for William “Frank” Ellis

William Frank Ellis was born January 24, 1936 in Greenbrier, TN to William Wesley & Beatrice (Williams) Ellis. His only sibling was a sister who was stillborn named Martha Lillian.

Frank served in the Army National Guard from 1956-1958, as a tank gunner.

He spent many years selling welding supplies for Ash-McNeil. The 15 years before his retirement he worked for the United States Postal Service.

He married his beloved Sue Nelle, September 23, 1955. He adored her with his entire heart. The couple just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Together the couple had three children. Sue Ellen (the late Lester ) Stites, Joseph Kevin (Tina) Ellis, David Frank ( Stacey) Ellis.

His heart was the happiest when he was was home on the family farm. He spent his time farming, blacksmithing and taking care of his animals. He loved to share these skills with friends, family and anyone who would listen. He was often caught bragging about his large and tight knit family, telling people what a blessing they were to him.

Their three children blessed them with 9 grandchildren,
Rachel (Steven) Wilson, Joey Ellis, Rebecca (Chad) Clinard, Justin ( Shandry) Ellis, Jesse ( Danielle) Stites , Jeremy Ellis, Jason, Josh, Jared Ellis and bonus grandsons Derek (Kali) Adams and Justin ( Kristin ) Adams.

He was the proud great grandfather to 14.

floral squareKatie, Wes & Alie Wilson, Brookyln Ellis, Nash, Noah & Ella Clinard, Tucker Ellis, Jasper & Theo Ellis, Kenzie & Kole Adams, Karissa & Jayden Adams.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3pm, Saturday, November 7th at Greenbrier First Baptist Church in Greenbrier, TN with Rev. Nathan Washburn officiating. The family will receive friends from 1pm until the time of service at the church.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Brenda Pardue

Brenda Faye Ellis Pardue, age 73 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2 o’ clock pm on Friday, November 6th, with Bro. Billy Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at Heads Cemetery in Cedar Hill with Mark Ellis, Justin Bracey, Weston Bracey, Joey Ellis, Jon Boy Ellis, and James Thomas Walker serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8PM, Thursday, November 5th, and again on Friday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mrs. Pardue was born on January 12, 1947, in Springfield, Tennessee to the late J.R. “Trick” and Frances Shearon Ellis. She was a homemaker for many years and retired as the cafeteria manager at Coopertown Elementary School. She loved to work in her flower beds and was a member of Heads Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, George Kenneth “G.K.” Pardue; and a granddaughter, Judith Sloan Bracey.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughters, Lori (Tommy) Hayes and Jennifer (Jason) Ellis; grandchildren, Justin (Mary Margaret) Bracey, Weston Bracey, Alex Hayes, Joseph “Joey” (Rachel) Ellis, Jonathan “Jon Boy” Ellis, and Jessica Ellis; great- grandchildren, Leland Ervin, Justin Forrest Bracey, Coulter Bracey, Baylor Ellis, and Jake Ellis.

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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 Monroe Hal Farmer

Age 72 of Cross Plains, TN passed away Monday, November 2, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born November 20, 1947 in Dallas, TX to Clifton Clyde & Grace Louise Monaghan Farmer. He worked as a storekeeper for the State of Tennessee/Department of Safety before his retirement. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and had attended City Road United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carolyn Farmer, Cross Plains, TN; sons, Ron Farmer and Christopher Farmer, Sweden; brother, Clyde (Edith) Farmer, Seaglesville, TX; several grandchildren. A memorial service is floral squarescheduled for Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church at 2pm with Doug Lee and Jennifer Covington officiating.

Mr. Farmer’s remains were donated to the William M. Bass Forensic Anthropology Department at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for scientific research.

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

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Obituary for Dorothy Hyatt

Dorothy “Dot” Ann Hyatt, age 82, of Leesburg, FL and formerly of Springfield, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 6, 2020 at 12 Noon in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Joey Meyers officiating. Burial will follow in the Battle Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 12 Noon.

Mrs. Hyatt was born December 30, 1937 in Springfield to the late Harold and Eunice Maibelle Elliott Gower. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She liked crocheting, cross stitching, photography and traveling but especially loved her family.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Hyatt is preceded in death by her husband, James Edwin Hyatt, her brother, James Gower, her sister, floral squareBetty Dowlen, and her sons, Vernon Hyatt and Randall Hyatt.

Mrs. Hyatt is survived by her sons, Joe (June) Hyatt of Cedar Hill, Eddie (Annette) Hyatt of FL and Keith (Amy) Hyatt of FL; sister, Vernona (Duane) Elliott of Pleasant View; 6 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

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