In Loving Memory: Obituaries From Nov. 13 – Nov. 19, 2019
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
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Arrangements For Diana “Lady Di” Herring
Each of us have an appointment which is mandatory that we fulfill. Early on Wednesday morning, I kept the date assigned by the Creator, He welcomed me Home and now I am safe in His arms.
On February 12, 1963, I was born to the loving union of George and Frances Herring, both preceding me in death.
I received my education from the Robertson County School System, graduating from Springfield High School, Class of 1981. Immediately after, I attended Nashville State Community College in Nashville, Tennessee. My father raised his family to value work and do so to the best of our abilities. Therefore, after receiving an education, I began employment with several companies; namely Robertson County Schools (as a special education aid), Walmart, IAC, and most recently, Lowes Distribution Center. Gardening, fashion, Goodwill shopping (and shopping in general), TSU football games, and yard selling were some of the activities that were near and dear to my heart. When the chances were presented to take part in these, I did so enthusiastically. Although those past times gave me great joy, they could not compare to the love I had for my family and friends. Those closest to me were special and made my life complete.
Preceding me in death were my parents, whom I loved so dearly, George and Frances Herring; my twin brother, Daryl Glenn; older brother, George Jr., my very special first cousin and friend, Tracy Davis Storey and her mother, Gloria; special friend, Kimberly Dawn Holmes, and aunts and uncles.
Though illness inflicted me for some time, it did not hinder me. I owe all to God, who was the Head of my life for His unlimited strength to endure and subsequent healing. I cannot adequately explain the love I had for family. Family was important, and I cherished the moments we spent together.
Left to cherish those memories are: my faithful, loving, one and only baby girl, April Darnelle of Springfield, TN; oldest brother, Michael (Connie) of Dacula, GA; sister, Carolyn of Springfield, TN: and brothers, James Curtis of Hendersonville, TN and Herbert (Melony) of Springfield, TN; my nieces and nephews whom I loved intensively: Cicely, Brandon, Desiree, Jordan, Joshua, Mykel, Aracely, Brandon Jr., and Kydon all of Springfield, TN, Cherie of Atlanta, GA and Trent and Evan of Phoenix, AZ; my only remaining aunt, Rosemary Hyde of Springfield, TN; very special, James Jr., Deborah, Donna Sue, Christopher, and all cousins. Special friends whom I knew for years and made life sweet were: Jewel Jemison, Floyd Jones Jr., Freida Butler, and Ira Antonio (Tony) Ward. “Hallelujah the race is run, eternal life is gained. My happiness has just begun, the Crown of life obtained!”
Viewing And Visitation Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Funeral To Follow At 3:00pm All At Greater Whites Chapel CME Church with Reverand Donna Hyde, Eulogist and Pastor Susan Sawyer, Officiant.
Reverend Jerald “Jerry” Smith, 74, of Springfield, passed from this life on Tuesday November 19, 2019 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.
His remains will be cremated, and no services are scheduled at this time.
Reverend Smith was born November 22, 1944 in Federicktown, MO to the late Dale and Iona Murray Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served during Vietnam. He was a retired Plant Engineer with Unarco in Springfield. After his retirement, he attended and graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary. Reverend Smith pastored both Maple Springs and Claybrook Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s in Beech Bluff for twenty years and then retired from the Presbytery of West Tennessee.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Kay Walker. Reverend Smith is survived by his wife of 40 years: Genelle Pratt Smith of Springfield, by his children: Jim Richardson of Boulder, CO and Jill Richardson of Ashland City, by his brother: Stan Smith of Murfreesboro, and by 2 grandchildren.
Carl William “Billy” Pentecost, 81, of Springfield, passed away on Monday November 18, 2019 at Brookdale in Goodlettsville.
Memorial services will be conducted Saturday November 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be David Peach, Randy Peach, Cameron Peach, Charles Perry, Jerry Sloan, Ernest Adcox, and the members of the Hardee’s Coffee Club. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Pentecost was born June 12, 1938 in Springfield to the late George Martin and Addie Mae Chance Pentecost. He was a retired Operations Supervisor with the Water/Wastewater Department for the City of Springfield and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Pentecost loved camping, fishing, going to the lake, bowling, and was a member of the Hardee’s Coffee Club. He was an avid Vanderbilt Commodore’s and Tennessee Titan’s fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Lola Shelton, Mary Dennison, Sally Peach, Alice Shelton, Joel, James, John, and George Pentecost, Jr. Mr. Pentecost is survived by his wife of 47 years: Linda Jones Pentecost of Springfield, by his daughter: Erin Pentecost of Franklin, KY, and by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Dwayne Scott Hallman, age 58 of Nashville, died Saturday, November 16, 2019 at VA Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:00 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Orlinda Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Hallman was born, September 10, 1961 in Ft. Campbell, KY to the late Kenneth Scott Hallman and the late Ruth Jeanette Fisher Abrams. He was a member of the Baptist faith and attended Crossroads Baptist Church. He graduated from Hillwood High School I Nashville and attended Western Kentucky University and graduated from Aquinas Junior College. He was an avid Alabama fan. He was a veteran of the United States Army in which he worked in Helicopter repair and then worked for Gibson Guitar and UPS.
He is survived by his fiancée, Judy Mallory of Nashville; aunts and uncles, Carolyn and Jesse Aldridge of Greenbrier and Diane and Neal Manias of Louisville, KY; and several cousins.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Wounded Warriors. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Daniel “Dan” Samuel Martin Borthick, age 95, of Springfield, Tennessee, died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Morningside of Springfield.
Visitation was held Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and again on Sunday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home. Services were held Sunday November 17, 2019 at 2 p.m. with burial immediately following in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Will Borthick, John Borthick, Clyde Dean, Ralph Dean, Bob Bibb and Dennis Gregory serving as pallbearers.
Mr. Borthick was a life-long farmer and steward of the land he tended. He was a long-time member and deacon of Oak Grove Baptist Church as well as a current member of Barren Plains Baptist Church. He was president of the Eastern Dark Fired Growers Association for 31 years, a member of the Robertson County School Board, a member of the Nashville Milk Producers Board of Directors, president of the Tennessee Dairy Association, a member of the Robertson County Board of Equalization for 26 years, a member of the board of Robertson County Farm Bureau, and a member of the Robertson County Hospital Board of Trust.
Mr. Borthick was born Nov. 21, 1923, to the late John S. and Buna P. Outlaw Borthick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evaline Stoner Borthick; his son, John Martin Borthick; his brothers Joe (Mavis) Borthick, Frank (Patsy) Borthick, and Fred (Sylvia) Borthick; his sisters Nora M. Borthick, Janie (Henry) Hoover, Elizabeth (Edward) Holmes, and Cary Borthick.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Stokes Borthick; his daughter Melinda J. (Janet R. Taylor) Borthick; his son Daniel “Danny” E. (Billie Caren) Borthick; his grandsons Will D. (Elizabeth) Borthick and John H. (Hope) Borthick; his granddaughters Analyn R. Borthick and Meegan Carra; and five great-grandchildren.
Jeffrey Lance Williams, age 55 of Greenbrier, passed away Tuesday November 19, 2019 at his residence.
The family received friends 2pm to 6pm on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service followed at 6pm at the funeral home with Rev. Nathan Washburn officiating.
Jeffrey was born in Shreveport, LA to the late Reece Lillard Williams and Lynda George Storm. He was also preceded in death by stepson, Blake LaRoche.
He enjoyed the outdoors, riding the backroads, country music, helping others and making people laugh and enjoy life.
He is survived by his companion of 26 years, Kim LaRoche; mother, Lynda J. Storm; son, Joshua Lance Williams; daughters Jaclyn Williams, Kiera Goodman; siblings, Lanice F. Payne, Misty D. (Joseph) Hicks, Brian “Keith” (Denise) Akins, Tracy Williams and 10 grandchildren.
Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN.
Obituary for Grover “Wayne” Wade Jr.
Grover “Wayne” Wade, Jr. passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford.
The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019 and Thursday, November 21, 2019 11am to 1pm at the funeral home. The funeral service will be 1pm on Thursday at the funeral home with Brett Fitch and Brian Wilford officiating.
Wayne was born in Springfield, TN on November 19, 1960 to Grover Wayne Wade, Sr. and the late Raye Elaine Wooden Wade. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Vicki Wright Wade.
He a Vice President with the Houchens Food Group. He loved riding his Harley, lifting weights, martial arts, boxing, wrestling and an all around sports enthusiast. He also loved animals and was also considered a workaholic.
He is survived by father, Grover Wayne Wade, Sr of Greenbrier; wife, Kim Davis Wade of Murfreesboro; daughter, Brooke (Tyler) Mullican of Mt. Juliet; sister, Anita (Spencer) Searcy of Greenbrier; one grandchild, Everett Mullican; niece, Suzanne Searcy and nephew, Wade Searcy.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Mullican, Spencer Searcy, Nicky Dorris, Jonathan Wade, Ken Wade and Brian Wade. Honorary pallbearer, Dennis Wade. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Judes Children Hospital.
Teresa Jean Basham, age 73, of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Saturday, November 16, 2019.
It was her wish for her remains to be cremated.
Mrs. Basham was born May 7, 1946 in Monterey, CA. She was a homemaker who dearly loved and was very proud of her family. Mrs. Teresa was also a very active member of the Pleasant View First Baptist Church where she served in several ministries including Meals On Wheels, sang in the choir, served during Vacation Bible School, and was a Sunday School Teacher.
She was preceded in death by her father, Wesley Tierce Long.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Bill Basham; sons, Shelton Basham, III, and wife Dena, Billy Basham, II, and wife, Theresa; mother, Eileen Long; grandchildren, Ian Pesz-Basham, currently serving in the United States Navy, Chris Pesz-Basham, currently serving in the United States Marine Corps, Spencer Basham, and Sydney Basham; siblings, Steven and Susan.
Richard Linn Rion, age 58 of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Richard was a good son who took care of his mother and enjoyed taking her out to dinner. He was also a loving father.
He is preceded in death by his father, Ivan Rion. He is survived by his mother, Katie Rion; son, Jordan Rion; daughter, Chelsea Rion; and sister, Nancy DeGraff.
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. 615-822-4442.
Obituary for Ed Reed
William Edward “Ed” Reed, age 87, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Clay Burchett officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Run Cemetery in Russellville, KY with Jacob Head, Jeremy Rogers, Mike Cobb, Holden Reed, Jarret Reed and Myca Duncan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Chapman, Bruce Traughber, Bobby Wilson, Keith Wilson, Kelly Wilson and Roy Reed.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 21, 2019 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 10am until the hour of service at 11am.
Mr. Reed was born January 8, 1932 in Murfreesboro to the late Joseph Edward “Ike” and Lota Roberta McDougal Reed. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving 24 years in the Korean War and in Viet Nam. He loved gardening, cooking, riding in the truck going visiting, going to the grocery store to look around, Fox News, and helping people in need. Mr. Reed worked as a truck driver and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his parents Mr. Reed is preceded in death by his son, Roy Reed and sisters, Mary “Sis” Stamps and Dean Estep. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Theresa Gardner Reed; son, Dwight (Delia) Reed of Barren Plains; daughter, Sondra Reed Matthews of Barren Plains; brother, Roy (Jeannie) Reed of Bloomington, IN; sisters, Mae Morgan of Indian Head, MD and Joyce (Bobby) Wilson of Russellville; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Run Cemetery Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Linda Lee Sickel, age 72 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at her home.
Her remains will be cremated and there are no services planned at this time.
Linda was born on March 27th, 1947 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania to the late Michael and AnnaMae Sell Mamatuck. She has sold real estate and also worked in retail. She recently retired as a Teacher’s aide for the education system. She also loved her silly dog and attended First Baptist Church in Joelton.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Wayne Sickel; and four brothers.
She is survived by sons, Vernon (Missy) Mamatuck, Franklin “Rocky” (Denise) Sickel, II; daughters, Dagne and Dawn Sickel; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Nashville Rescue Mission, 639 Lafayette St., Nashville, TN 37203.
Jonathan Endsley Wall, age 41, of Adams, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019.
A private service was held.
Mr. Wall was born March 25, 1978 in Madison, TN to Mr. Steven (Betty) Wall of Erin, TN and Mrs. Sharon Endsley Cockrill of Adams. He worked as a boat mechanic and loved the water and anything else with a motor. He was care-free and fun-loving, was always happy with a smile on his face.
Mr. Wall is preceded in death by his step-father, Chris Cockrill, his grandparents, William and Irene Wall and his grandfather, James Endsley.
In addition to his parents and step-mother, Mr. Wall is survived by his grandmother, Carlene Endsley of Hendersonville; brothers, Jeff Wall of Adams and Willie Cockrill of Hendersonville; and sisters, Stephanie (Mark) Morgan of Hendersonville, Tracy Lawrence of Goodlettsville and Julie Tanner of Erin. Mr. Wall is also survived by a host of loving friends and extended family that will all miss him very much.
John Dylan Christopher, 27, of Goodlettsville, passed away on Friday November 8, 2019 at St. Thomas Stones River Hospital in Woodbury.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday November 13th at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Todd Bush officiating. The family received friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Dylan was born January 16, 1992 in Springfield. He had worked as a grill operator for Waffle House. Dylan enjoyed woodworking, working on cars, hunting, fishing, camping, shooting guns, and anything that involved being outdoors. He loved the Tennessee Vols and the Green Bay Packers.
Dylan is survived by his mother: Kelli Jackson of Goodlettsville, by his father: John Michael (Connie) Christopher of Goodlettsville, by his sons: Andrew Christopher and Derek Morgan both of Murfreesboro, and Bentley Anding of Las Vegas, NV, by his daughters: Brystol Christopher and Carter Morgan both of Murfreesboro, by his brothers: Shane (Tracie Burkeen) Bush of LaVergne, Trace (Grace) Christopher of Springfield, and Nick (Destiny) Barrett of Woodbury, by his sisters: Kelsie (Karry) Christopher of Springfield, and Tisha Jackson of Adairville, KY, by his grandparents: John and Gail Christopher of Murfreesboro, Jerry and Bea Cravens of Layton, UT, and Barbara Brown of Cross Plains, and by the mother of his children: Shelby Morgan of Murfreesboro.
Peggy Witty Karstens, 78, passed away on Wednesday November 6, 2019 at Centennial Medical Center.
Rosary services were conducted Saturday November 9th at 3:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home with the Legion of Mary officiating. Burial was in St. Mary Nativity Cemetery in Crest Hill Lockport, IL. The family received friends on Saturday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.
Peggy was born August 11, 1941 in Joliet, IL to the late Thomas and Theresa Kezerle Witty. She was a homemaker and a communicate of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Peggy loved sewing, crafts, making birdhouses, shopping, and spending time with her grand and great grandchildren. She loved the Chicago Cubs and they were her team – “Go Cubs Go”. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Charles Karstens and by her grandson: Jesse Gehrke.
Peggy is survived by her daughters: Susan T. (Walter Sayers) Gehrke of Springfield, and Sally (Ronald) Garcia of Elwood, IL, by her sister: Nancy Healy of Florida, by her grandchildren: Alana (Mario) D’Amico, Alexa (Alex Castillo) Garcia, Sami (Gordon Lee) Garcia, and Sasha (James) Barnwell, and by her great grandchildren: Charles, David, Zayden, Sienna, Jaxon, Paola, Catrina, Sean, and Kaelynn.
Martha Lee Ratzer, 82, of Springfield, passed from this life on Wednesday November 6, 2019 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
A private graveside service was held in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Reverend Bob Carroll officiating.
Ms. Ratzer was born October 21, 1937 in Russellville, KY to the late Charlie Gordon and Maude Mayberry Hardin. She was a retired custodian with Golden Living Nursing Home and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and the Ladies Sunday School Class. Ms. Ratzer was an avid reader and loved flowers, gardening, hummingbirds, and all animals, especially her cat. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Lester Hardin, James Lee Hardin, Beatrice Blanton Barlett, and Mae Leding.
Ms. Ratzer is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Kathy and Kent Evetts of Greenbrier, by her son and daughter-in-law: Jimmy and Leslie Ratzer of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Kaila Jade Ratzer and Elijah Kade Evetts, by the father of her children and dear friend: James Ratzer, Sr., of Greenbrier, and by her best buddy, her cat Baby.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Age 83 of White House went home to be with the Lord Sunday, November 10, 2019 at her home. She was born August 30, 1936 in Mount Carmel, Illinois to Herbert Franklin & Virginia Marsalina Wiseheart Snelling. She worked in a medical office helping with clerical work before her retirement. She also helped with many other jobs at the front and back desk, including using her people skills to help the office run smoothly. She was a member of New Life Fellowship in Cross Plains, TN. She loved spending time with her family and especially cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a very faithful Christian and loved the Lord with all her heart. She enjoyed shopping and Snoopy.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Joseph Griffith, who died 54 years ago. He was the love of her life and she never remarried after his death. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Joe) Batista; brother, Les (Pat) Snelling, both of White House, TN; Four grandchildren, Heather, Jodi, Jason and Travis; Ten great-grandchildren, Mariana, Jackson, Cole, Abrey, Hadley, Molli, Andrew, Zoe, Sophia and Nora.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Steve Farmer and Bro. Rob Massie officiating. Interment followed on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10am in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitationwas held Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4-7pm at the funeral home.
Betty Jean Nicholson, age 77, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died, Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services were held at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, on Thursday, November 14th, at 11:00AM with Bro. Thomas Southerland officiating. Burial followed in Good Springs Cemetery in Pleasant View with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 13th from 3- 7:00PM and again on Thursday from 9:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.
Mrs. Nicholson was born on November 20, 1941 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Ted Jones and Gladys Goad Goolsby. She was employed for 24 years with Acme Boot Company in Ashland City and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings, Jerry Jones, Barbara Brown, Lois Johnson, and Pete Goolsby.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Lynn Nicholson; son, Michael Meadows of Pleasant View; daughters, Shelia (Boobie) Sesler of Charlotte, Lori (Shaun) Senn of Dickson; brother, Tony (Sherry) Goolsby of Chapmansboro; sister, Patsy (Jimmy) Potts of Pleasant View; grandchildren, Jamie (Jason) Hall, Mickey (Mary) Sesler, Mika Sesler, Courtney (Tyler) Moore, Brantley Morgan, Carter Senn, Misty (Rob) Marvin, Stephanie Meadows, Ashley (Matt) Pilkinton, Michael Meadows, Matthew Meadows; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
The family wishes to say a big “thank you” to Mrs Betty’s special caregivers, Nancy and Kita.
Deborah Holt-Restey, age 58, of Cedar Hill, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
A Graveside Service was held Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1pm in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church Cemetery with Father Anthony Lopez as Celebrant. Burial followed with Andrew Heffner, Samuel Holt, John Restey, Marco Martinez, Timothy Hawthorne and Richard Anderson serving as pallbearers.
No visitation was held prior to the Graveside Service.
Mrs. Holt-Restey was born September 15, 1961 in West Palm Beach, FL to Mr. Harry Anderson of AL and Mrs. Judith Dunfee Krause of TN. She worked as a Registered Nurse at NorthCrest Medical Center, was an artist and was a writer. She loved crafting and working with her hands and reading her Bible.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Holt-Restey is survived by her husband, John G. Restey; children, Andrew Heffner of CA, Rebeccah (Timothy) Hawthorne of GA and Samuel (Chelsea) Holt of FL; brother, Richard Anderson of NC; sister, Renee Johnson of TN; and grandchildren, Annalise Heffner, Adilynn Heffner and Lochlan Hawthorne.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Foundation. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Melody Jean Sexton, age 55, of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Clarksville at her home.
Melody was born July 10, 1964 in Truckee, California to Betty Sexton McMinnis and the late Earl Sexton. She was an admissions director in the Health Care industry.
In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her uncle JL Sexton and grandparents, Victor and Elise Chaffin.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by step-father, George McMinnis; son, David Shearon of Clarksville; daughter, Heather (Brian) Anderson of Clarksville; brothers, Jim (Barbara) Sexton of Joelton and Eddie (Stephanie) Sexton of Cedar Hill; and grandchildren, Aiden Shearon, Colson Anderson and Euie Shearon.
Age 59 of Elmwood, TN, formerly of Portland, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born February 16, 1960 in Nashville, TN. She worked as a shift supervisor for Osh Kosh and was of the Church of Christ faith. She loved God, music, cooking and baking, and most of all her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus M. and Dorothy A. Harper; infant brother, Charles Michael Harper. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Russell W. Craig, Jr., Elmwood, TN; daughter, Heather (Greg) Hickman, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; son, Rance Craig, Elmwood, TN; brothers, Jerry (Patti) Harper, White House, TN and Jimmy (Charlotte) Harper, Murfreesboro, TN; 5 grandchildren, Isiah, Jacob, Christopher, Aubrey and Jordan.
A memorial service was held Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Don Harper officiating. Inurnment followed on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10am in the Columbarium at Hillcrest Cemetery in White House. Visitation was held Thursday, November 14, 2019 3-7pm at the funeral home.
Phyllis Irene Donkin Pendleton, age 81, of Russellville, KY, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at her home.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Pastor Sammy Anderson officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Roger Daniels, Brandon Stickrod, Stanley Carthen, Eric Starks, Bryant Shane Anderson, Jonathan Barrett, Alan K. Stickrod, Christopher Henry and Jeremy Ryan Burges serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.
Mrs. Pendleton was born June 4, 1938 in Pipestone, MN to the late James and Catherine Tibetts Donkin. She was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. She was sweet and kind and loved everyone, especially her family, very much.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Pendleton is preceded in death by her first husband, Jessie J. Elliott, her second husband, Thomas Marvin Pendleton, her children, Carrie K. Spicer and Scott Allen Elliott, her grandchildren, Burl Alan Spicer and Jeremy Wayne Anderson, and her siblings, Connie L. DeBaca and James R. Donkin, Jr.
Mrs. Pendleton is survived by her son, Kenneth Ray Elliott of Springfield; daughters, Rebecca Lynn Elliott Daniels of Springfield, Lanette Diane Spicer of Russellville, Sherri Lynn Pendleton of Springfield and Melissa Ann Pendleton of Springfield; grandchildren, Lynn Renee Choate, Dusty Robert Elliott, Elizabeth A. Burgess, Connie L. Byard, Derrick Scott Spicer, Shane Bryant Anderson, Amanda R. Carthen, Deanna K. Todd and Heather L. Barrett; 28 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Pendleton is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
Jean Beerman Burchett, age 74, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 5pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Michael Smith officiating. Mrs. Burchett’s remains were cremated following the funeral service.
Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday from 10am until the hour of service at 5pm. A potluck lunch will be at 12noon so bring your favorite dish.
Mrs. Burchett was born April 11, 1945 in Springfield to the late Charlie and Elizabeth Rather Beerman. She worked as an Inspector at Nasco for close to 30 years. Because of her love for animals Mrs. Burchett also worked at the Greenbrier-Springfield Animals Hospital for several years.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Burchett is preceded in death by her brother, Chuck Beerman. She is survived by her husband, Billy Burchett; sons, Scott Kelly and Tommy (Nancy) Kelly, both of White House; daughters, Christy (Brad) Minnis, Shawn (Barry) Minnis and Shana (Tommy) Weaver, all of Cedar Hill, and Leann (Michael) Erickson of Portage, MI; sisters, Paula (Bill) Sandy of Cottontown, Gail (Dan) Bush and Vicky (Jerry) Jenkins, both of Springfield, and Kathy (George) Smith of Kingston Springs; grandchildren, Brady Kelly, Elizabeth Kelly, Carolina Kelly, Caleb Coleman, Autumn Minnis, Austin Hollis, Lexi Randolph, Sage Erickson, Ayden Erickson, Mackenzie Erickson, Brandon Minnis, Matthew Minnis, Kayla Minnis and Nicholas Swift; and great-grandchild, Alex Swift. Mrs. Burchett is also survived by a host of loving cousins, friends, nieces and nephews that will all miss her very much.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Clinic. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Charles Conroy Head, Sr., age 71 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died, Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services were held, Sunday, November 10, at 2:00PM with Brother Jim Clark officiating. Burial followed in the Head Family Cemetery in Chapmansboro with Austin Taylor, Austin Douglas, Avery Head, Zachary Head, Joshua Head and Mark Head serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Allie Ramirez, Ronnie Barron, Robert Head, Gerald Albright, David Proctor, Wesley Attebery, David Shores, Butterball Balthrop, Wade Scholes, Charles Douglas, Leo Smith, Dale Shearon, Winkie Albright, Donald Wilbanks and members of the Cattlemen’s Associations.
The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Saturday, November 9, from 2-8:00PM, and again on Sunday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM at the funeral home.
Mr. Head was born on June 15, 1948 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late Richard and Hazel G. Albright Head. He severed in the US Army and was a highly decorative Vietnam War Veteran. He was also a full-time farmer, which he loved. Charles also loved hunting, spending time with his grandkids, his cattle and his dogs. He was a member of Mt Carmel United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by son, Chuck Head; brother, Kenneth Head; and sister, Pat Head Summitt.
Mr. Head is survived by his wife, Mitzi Fletcher Head; daughter, Tracy (Brandon) Douglas; brother, Tommy (Deloris) Head; sister, Linda Attebery; daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Head; sister-in-law’s, Debbie Head, Mona Bryant and Frankie Fletcher; grandchildren, Ashlee (Austin) Taylor, Austin Douglas, Abbi Douglas, Alli Douglas, Avery Head, Zachary Head, Joshua Head, Betty Jean Head, and Lizzie Beth Head; and Allie Ramirez, who was just like a son to Charles; and many loving nieces and nephews..
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pat Head Summitt Foundation, 520 W Summit Hill Dr SW #1101, Knoxville, TN 37902.