In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week November 21, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week November 21, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Nov. 15-21, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Margaret Ellen Stephens Head

Margaret Ellen Stephens Head, 71, of Cedar Hill, died peacefully, at the home of her sister in Hendersonville, on Thursday November 18, 2021.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday November 22nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Billy Vogle and Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Jason Head, Shane Head, Joshua Head, Jacob Head, Jackson Head, and Mike Cobb serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Lincoln and Samuel Head. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Margaret was born April 20, 1950, in Wayne County, KY to the late Clarence and Patricia Smith Stephens. She moved to Cedar Hill in high school and was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School. Margaret had a few different jobs in life, but eventually started sewing full time and owned and operated A Thread Runs Through for many years. She created memories for many people on their wedding day, prom, or any other special occasion that someone wanted to feel beautiful, as she loved making that happen. Margaret was a loving mother, Nana, and just a plain old great friend that you could come to and sit in the pink chair for advice or a listening ear. She was a great friend to many and loved her grandchildren unconditionally.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter: Malia Head. Margaret is survived by her four sons: Jason (Katie) Head of Cedar Hill, Shane (Miranda) Head of Greenbrier, Joshua (Susan) Head of Adams, and Jacob (Tara) Head of Cedar Hill, by her brothers: Gary (Glenda) Stephens of Knoxville, Phillip (Brenda) Stephens of Indiana, Kenneth Stephens of Knoxville, and Russell (Jane) Stephens of Murfreesboro, by her sister: Ruth Stephens King of Hendersonville, and by her grandchildren that were her life: Anna Kate, Jackson, Kyndal, Mary Brook, Samuel, Henley, Lincoln, and Everlee Head, and Kaelyn Young.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Margie Ellis Holman

Margie Ellis Holman, 89, of Springfield, passed from this life on Wednesday November 17, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family that she loved so much.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday November 27th at 11:00 a.m. at the Barren Plains Baptist Church with Reverend Melvin Felts and Reverend Andy King officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Harden, Levi Harden, Airman John Holman Taylor, Jeremy Taylor, Allan Ellis, Tim Head, Steven Bates Head, and Jeremy Durham serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Friday November 26th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home and on Saturday November 27th from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Barren Plains Baptist Church.

Mrs. Holman was born January 4, 1932, in Springfield, to the late Jesse and Annie Bell Reynolds Ellis. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1949. As a young teenager, she worked as a waitress at the Goody Eat Shop and met her future husband. After high school graduation she worked for several years at National Life & Casualty Insurance Co. in Nashville. She also worked many years as the office manager for Wells Pet Food, which is now Delight Products. Mrs. Holman was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Springfield Gideons and was a longtime member of Barren Plains Baptist Church, where over the years she taught in all age groups of Sunday School, was a former WMU director, and sang in the church choir. She loved sewing, canning, working on family genealogy, keeping up with family and friends on Facebook, and baking goodies for her church members and friends that were unable to leave their homes very often. Mrs. Holman loved all her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and always looked forward to hosting big family gatherings and weekly Sunday lunches.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years: George Russell Holman, and by her brother: James Boyd Ellis. Mrs. Holman is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Judy Holman of Springfield, Debby and Allan Ellis of Springfield, by her grandchildren: David Harden and wife Amy, Bethany Taylor and husband Jeremy, Emily Ellis-Head and husband Tim, and Dr. Jessica Ellis Durham and husband Jeremy, by her great grandchildren: Lynleigh Taylor, Neylee Harden, Airman John Holman Taylor, Levi Harden, Steven Bates Head, Jordan Head, and Jackson Durham, by her sister: Mildred Rusk of Springfield, by her brother and sister-in-law: Aubrey and Faye Ellis of Greenbrier, and by her nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, and friends.

floral squareThe family wishes to express their appreciation to the nurses and staff at NHC Springfield and long-time caregiver, Rita Warren for the wonderful care and love given to Margie.

The family request, if so desired for memorial contributions be made to Barren Plains Baptist Church Memorial Fund. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Jose Gerardo Castillo

Jose Gerardo Castillo, 50, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday November 17, 2021, at TriStar North Crest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday November 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Castillo was born July 11, 1971, in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato Mexico. He was worked as an auto mechanic. Mr. Castillo was a hard worker, and everyone loved him. He was a great son, brother, dad, uncle, and grandfather. He was always very kind and caring to all that knew him.

floral squareMr. Castillo is survived by his sons: Gerardo (Krista) Castillo, Jr., Ricardo Castillo, Juan Gomez, by his daughters: Mirka Castillo, Adriana Corral Gomez, Carla Corral, Brigette Gomez, and Sandra Gomez, by his brother: Fransisco Joel Castillo Vallejo, by his sisters: Lourdes Castillo Vallejo, Lorena Castillo Vallejo, and Magdalena Castillo Vallejo, and by his grandchildren: Christian Castillo and Tony Castillo.

Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Dottie Luke

Dorothy Marie “Dottie” Luke, age 76 of the Greenbrier community in Robertson County, TN passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm, Tuesday, November 23rd at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Nelson Garrett officiating. Burial will follow in Mayes Cemetery with Robert Edwards, Chris Edwards, Dalton Edwards, Tommy Hulsey, Wade Taylor and Stephen Howerton serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Monday, November 22nd and 11am until time of service on Tuesday, November 23rd at the funeral home.

Dottie was born in Madison, TN on August 8, 1945 to the late James and Pauline Hunnicutt Edwards. She was also preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Tammy Luke Bush and a brother, Phillip Ray Edwards.

She was a member of the Robertson County Church of Christ.
Dottie worked for Peterbilt Motors in Madison, TN for over 30 years building trucks as a production worker before retiring. She loved sewing, fishing, cooking and baseball. She was one of few women to serve as a State Director in the Dixie Boys and Majors baseball programs.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ronnie Luke of Greenbrier; daughter, Tina Luke Posey and husband, Jim of Tarpon Springs, FL; sister, Deanie and husband Tommy Hulsey of Greenbrier; brothers, Gene and wife Nancy Edwards, Dennis and floral squarewife Diane Edwards of Millersville; grandchildren, Gary Bush, Nina Stokes, Monica Stokes, Megan Bush; great-grandchildren, Tristan Stokes, Tamia Anderson, Ariya Drew and Amelia Villalta.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.

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

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Arrangements for Christopher Davis Robertson

Christopher Davis Robertson transitioned from his earthly life and eternal home on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

Chris touched many hearts. Please keep the Robertson family in your thoughts and prayers. Arrangements are as follows:

Visitation

Monday, November 22, 2021

Place: City of Faith Church

1001 Goldcrest Drive Springfield, TN

Time 12:00p. m. – 1:00 p. m.

Home-Going Service to follow at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Robertson will be available for viewing at 10:00 a.m. at the church before the visitation

Masks and Temperature check will be enforced. Arrangements entrusted to the Serenity Funeral Home

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Obituary for Faye Toothman

Faye Dorris Toothman, age 84, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 1pm at the Hillcrest Church of Christ with Brother Joe Rushing, Brother Johnny Trail and Brother Jonathan Dedmon officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Greg Dedmon, Rodney Toothman, Cory Toothman, Gary Toothman, Don Hampton and Jimmy Lea serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 2-8pm and on Saturday at the Church from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mrs. Toothman was born November 1, 1937 in Cross Plains to the late John Russell and Bertha Flatt Dorris. She worked as a nurse and was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Toothman is preceded in death by her husband, Don Toothman, Sr., sister, Frances Heflin, sons, Terry and Gary Toothman, granddaughter, Jane Toothman, and great-grandson, Kynden Dedmon.

Mrs. Toothman is survived by her sons, Ralph (Kathleen) Toothman and Don (Susan) Toothman, Jr., both of Springfield; daughter, Diane (Gary) Dedmon of Springfield; brother, John Dorris of Cross floral squarePlains; grandchildren, Greg Dedmon, Jonathan Dedmon, Leah Lyons, Sarah Toothman, Rob Brown, Maggie Lea and Jenni Brown; and great-grandsons, Dylan, Austin, Dalton, Spencer, Brady and Carson.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Robertson County Senior Citizen’s Center or to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Betty Ruth Thomas

Age 80 of Cottontown passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1941 in Elizabethton, TN to Marrlin Glan & Hildred Marton Campbell. She worked in furniture assembly for Broyhill before her retirement.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Charles Thomas; daughter, Joetta Brunger; sons, Gregory Keith Stout and Leslie Kim Stout; brothers, Melvin Campbell and Billy Campbell. She is survived by her son, Lloyd floral squareTravis Stout; daughters, Rebecca Stout and Felicia Williams, all of Cottontown, TN and Kris Davis, Franklin, KY; brothers, Jerry Campbell and Steve Campbell, both of TN; sister, Gale Miller, Greenville, OH; 14 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

There are no services or visitation planned.

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

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Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Carter

Age 88 of Goodlettsville passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at The Residence of Alive Hospice. She was born November 4, 1933 in Nashville, TN to Willis D. & Elsie Felts Pairs. She worked as a seamstress for Turner Manufacturing before her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, growing plants and flower gardening. She enjoyed talking with her friends and never met a stranger.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Buster Carter; two sons, Dennis Wayne Carter and James Eugene Carter; three sisters, Mildred Parks, Barbara Denson and Ruby Pairs; two brothers, Tommy Pairs and Willis D. Pairs, Jr.. She is survived by her son, John (Kay) Carter, Goodlettsville, TN; brother, James (Alice) Pairs, Portland, TN; sisters, Shirley Lassiter, Greenbrier TN and Dorothy Smith, White House, TN; 8 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Ralph Carter officiating. Interment will follow at 1pm in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Sunday, November 21, 2021 4-8pm and Monday, November 22, 2021 9-11am at the funeral home.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for John Michael Donkin, Sr.

John Michael Donkin, Sr., 61, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday November 14, 2021, at TriStar North Crest Medical Center.

Memorial services were conducted Saturday November 20th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. The family received friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

John was born May 23, 1960, in Lawton, Oklahoma. He has worked for Hinkle Chair for 40 plus years, and was currently serving as Plant Manager, and he was a member of Battle Creek Baptist Church. John loved woodworking, was an excellent carpenter, a fixer upper, enjoyed fishing, gardening, working in his yard, playing his guitar, singing, designing furniture, and painting murals on various items. He was a big family man and always enjoyed being with his grandchildren and being involved in whatever activities were taking place in their lives. John has always been and will always be “Pops” in the hearts of his family that loved him so much. He was preceded in death by his father: James F. Donkin, and by his brothers: Jim Donkin and Tim Donkin.

John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda Fay Dorris Donkin, by his son and daughter-in-law: John Michael and Susan Donkin, Jr., of Springfield, by his daughter: Tabitha Donkin of Springfield, floral squareby his grandchildren: Chelsea Donkin, Grant Donkin, Avery Donkin, and Alise Donkin, by his mother: Claudette Martin of Springfield, by his brothers and sisters-in-law: Bill Donkin of Springfield, Tom and Kathy Donkin of Nashville, Kerrie Donkin of Springfield, by his sisters and brothers-in-law: Cathy and Randy All of Las Vegas, NV, Cindi (Charles) Stafford of North Carolina, by his half-sisters: Kim Hawley Evans and Linda Taylor, and by his beloved dog and best friend: Cocoa.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Joseph Leo Hagan

Age 83 of Cottontown passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021 at his home. He was born May 5, 1938 In Breman, KY to Silas Miles & Panola Eads Hagan. He was retired from AT&T after 42 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Franklin, KY. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Silas Miles Hagan, Jr.; sisters, Elizabeth Hagan, Norma Hagan Harris and Gwendolyn Hagan. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Paula Hagan, Cottontown, TN; sons, Sean Miles (Jacqueline) Hagan, White House, TN and Kevin Jude (Monica) Hagan, Mikanar, FL; daughters, Anya P. (Jack) Pence, Cape Coral, FL, Manon (Timothy) Hagan Stevens, Southwest Ranches, FL and Kera E. (Derek Brown) Hagan, West Palm Beach, FL; sisters, Ramona (Paul) Smith, Corbin, KY and Maybelle Gossett, Bremen, KY; 13 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to Food for the Poor 6401 Lyons Road Coconut, Creek, FL 33073, Alive Hospice floral squareor or to the American Cancer Society.

A memorial mass will be held Friday, November 26, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Franklin, KY with Father Tom Buckman officiating. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service. Mr. Hagan’s ashes will be interred at a later date at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Winter Haven, FL.

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

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Obituary for Brittney Marie Bennett

Brittney Marie Bennett, 30, of Adams, Tennessee passed away peacefully at her home on November 11, 2021. Brittney was born September 14, 1991, in Nashville, Tennessee.

She was survived by her parents, Brenda and Donald Bennett; brother, Kyle Bennett; and may other family members and friends. Brittney spent her entire life in Adams, Tennessee, where she attended Jo Byrns Schools and graduated in 2009.

She was attending Volunteer State Community College, where she appeared on the Dean’s list every semester, working towards her degree in Communications.

Brittney was an Emergency Communications Supervisor at Robertson County 911, where she was employed for more than ten years. She hoped to spend her career in the profession she loved. Brittney was always the bright light in every room she entered, and she was loved by everyone that met her. She loved Alabama football, Predators hockey, live music and concerts, and her friends and family. She was a kind, giving, and loving soul who will be greatly missed by all of those that knew her.

floral squareA celebration of life was held at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenbrier, Tennessee on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Visitation with the family was held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm, with a celebration of life to follow. The family is asking in lieu of flowers donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children in Brittney’s name.

Arrangements entrusted to Gateway Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Clarksville.

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Obituary for Paul Wayne Roland

Paul Wayne Roland, age 54, of Adairville, KY, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were held Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Don Bruce officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion U.M.C. cemetery with Joshua McKinney, Zachary Clark, Beau Scruggs, Cody Scruggs, Jessie Richardson, and Joshuah Reynolds serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 4-8pm and again on Thursday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mr. Roland was born July, 29, 1967 in Springfield, TN to the late Jimmy and Judy Moulton Roland.

floral squareMr. Roland is survived by his wife of 34 years, Diana Morrow Roland; daughter, Lauren Chelsea Roland (R.J.); son, Michael Morrow (Jennifer); 4 grandchildren, Aniyah Marie Porter, Arianna Jade Porter, Amir Porter, and Amari Joel Porter; and sisters, Amy Brown, Tracey Scruggs (Tim), and Penny Ledbetter (David).

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

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Obituary for David Hildreth

David Preston Hildreth, age 59, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the home of his son, Justin Hildreth.

In accordance with his wishes, his remains were cremated. Services were private.

David was born on December 18, 1961 in Nashville, Tennessee. David was a second generation mechanic, a skill set taught to him diligently by his father starting from childhood -both had an excellent reputation throughout the Nashville area.

David is preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Purdy and Betty June Hildreth; half-brothers, Carroll Russell Purdy, Sammie Lyle Purdy, Lewis Glen Purdy; and sister, Bettie Purdy Luttrell.

Survivors include his wife, Christal McBay Hildreth of Dayton, Tennessee, two sons, Joshua Hildreth of Joelton, Tennessee and Justin Hildreth of Nashville, Tennessee; one daughter, Kasi Schroeder of Cookeville, Tennessee.; one sister-in-law, Maxine Purdy of Los Angeles, California; step-son, Ryan (Kristen) Montgomery of Dayton, Tennessee; grandson, Michael Miller of Nashville, Tennessee; one nephew, Bradford Blaine of Dallas, Texas.

floral squareDavid was an excellent photographer with a keen eye for detail. He was also a second generation gardener taught to him by his father and enjoyed working with his flower beds. David had an extensive knowledge of numismatics, collecting coins since childhood. David was reared in Old Hickory and attended Dupont High School and later studied diesel mechanics.

If so desired, memorial contributions in David’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

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

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Obituary for Ivy Nell Murphy

Ivy Nell Murphy, age 84, of Springfield passed away on Monday November 8, 2021. Nell was preceded in death by her husband, James Warren Murphy, son, James Richard Murphy, daughter, Laurie Nell Murphy and her parents Reverend Richard Nathan and Flora Dell Roe. Nell is survived by granddaughters, Marissa Chachra and Jamie Marvin, great-grandsons, James Chandler and Carter Paul Marvin, and great-granddaughter Lalia Miryn Chachra.

Born on January 30, 1937, she attended Nashville Business College and played on the girls’ basketball team. She was a member of Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church for many years before moving her membership to Springfield First United Methodist Church. Nell was a successful real estate agent for several years in Robertson County and went on to open and operate Murphy Realty in Springfield for multiple decades. Prior to her real estate career, Nell worked for Security Federal Savings and Loan in Springfield, and for Dr.’s Traughber and Reed. Having served as a Chamber of Commerce Board Member early in her career, she was an active member of the community. Nell and her husband James enjoyed square dancing and traveling to Florida with friends.

There was a graveside service at 10:00 a.m. on Monday November 15th in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tim Harris officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Marvin, Vishesh Chachra, James Chandler Marvin, Clyde Richert, Joe Hart, Bruce Duffer, and Dr. Grant Bell. Larry Chatman served as an honorary pallbearer. The family received friends on Sunday November 14th from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral floral squareHome. There will be no visitation on Monday prior to the graveside service.

If so desired, memorial contributions can be made to the Robertson County Senior Citizens Center where her and James Warren frequently met up with friends during their retirement or Springfield First United Methodist Church.

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Obituary Jerry Donald (Don) Morgan

Jerry Donald (Don) Morgan, Sr., 73, of Springfield, passed away on Monday November 8, 2021, at his home.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday November 13th at 2:00 p.m. in the Greenbrier Cemetery with Chaplain Brett Stewart officiating. Pallbearers were Jerry Donald Morgan, Jr., Thomas Dolash, James Dolash, Christopher Lorincz, Jonathan Lorincz, and Kyle Smythe. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Mitchell, Gary Puckett, David Morgan and Calister Brawner. The family received friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home. There was no visitation on Saturday prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Morgan was born August 26, 1948, in Greenbrier to the late Joe and Margaret Warren Morgan, Sr. He was a graduate of Greenbrier High School Class of 1966, and was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, having served during Vietnam. Mr. Morgan was called into the ministry in 1972. He graduated from Gulf Coast Baptist Institute in Theodore, AL, and then pastored various churches on the Gulf Coast in Mississippi and spoke in many churches around Springfield throughout his years of ministry. He was retired from the construction industry, and he attended Lighthouse Baptist Church in Springfield. Mr. Morgan was a softball, baseball, and soccer coach for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on cars, woodworking, and camping.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters: Beverly Jones and Deborah Norris, and by his granddaughter: Erica Smythe. Mr. Morgan is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carolyn Martin Morgan of Springfield, by his sons: Jim (Rosella) Smythe of Greenbrier, Jerry Donald (Michelle Collins) Morgan, Jr., of Springfield, by his daughters: Candace (Bryan) Dolash of Springfield, Sarah (Dustin) Clouser of Portland, by his brothers: Joe Morgan, Jr., of Ashland City, Roger Morgan of Portland, by his sister: Jeanette Hogan of Whites Creek, and by his 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

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Obituary for Elena Faye Martinez

Elena Faye Martinez, infant daughter of Salvador and Hannah Martinez, was stillborn Monday, November 8, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 12:00 noon in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Pastor Dillon Davis officiating and serving as pallbearers, Briana Lopez, Haley Coker, John Slagle, and Sarah Slagle. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Elena is survived by her parents, Salvador and Hannah Martinez of Greenbrier; sister, Caroline Martinez of Greenbrier; grandparents, floral squareT.J. and Stacey Slagle of Greenbrier and Jose and Hilda Lopez of Edmond, OK; great grandparents, Joyce Lovvorn of Greenbrier, Alfredo Zapata of Cooper, TX, Petra Lopez of Fontana, CA, and Luis and Margarita Rios of Ontario, CA; and great-great grandmother, Ruby Wix of Springfield.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Walter Miles Curtis

Walter Miles Curtis, 76, of the Milldale community in Springfield, passed away on Monday November 8, 2021, at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Friday November 12th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor John Jared officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Chapel Cemetery with Nick Traughber, Scott Burnette, Kyle Pitt, Travis Pitt, Tony Drape, and Austin Curtis serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Miles was born April 17, 1945, in Springfield to the late Walter and Lillie Raymer Curtis. He was a retired tanker truck driver with Hollingsworth Oil Company and was of the Baptist faith. Miles loved fishing, raising a garden, spending time with his family, and watching TV, especially wrestling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Wayne Curtis.

floral squareMiles is survived by his wife of 49 years: Marilyn Traughber Curtis, by his daughters: Rhonda (Scott) Burnette of Cedar Hill, Cindy Rye of White House, by his son: Steven Miles Curtis of Orlinda, by his brothers: Billy Glenn Curtis of Springfield, James (Wanda) Curtis of Schochoh, KY, and by his 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

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Obituary for George Edward Persinger

George Edward Persinger, 86, of Springfield, passed away on Monday November 8, 2021, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Graveside services were conducted Friday November 12th at 12 noon in the Elmwood Cemetery with Tim Harris officiating. The family received friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mr. Persinger was born February 22, 1935, in Streator, IL to the late Allie and Elizabeth “Lucy” Michael Persinger. He was a retired welder with Boilermakers. Mr. Persinger enjoyed doing metal craft, driving and working on his tractors, mowing his yard, and being around people. He was always one that got along with everybody and would do anything he could for anyone.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Alice June Griffin Persinger, by his daughter: Laquita Persinger Leitchford, and by his brothers: James, Richard, and Leroy Persinger. Mr. Persinger is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Michael and Bobbie Persinger of Ashland City, William and Zarina Persinger of Murfreesboro, and by his 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

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Obituary for Linda Kay Cohea

Linda Kay Cohea, age 77, of White House, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021 at NHC Springfield.

A Memorial service was held Friday, November 19, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Ms. Cohea was born May 4, 1944 in Springfield, TN to the late Marvin and Mildred Cobb Thaxton.

floral squareMrs. Cohea is survived by her sons, Ronald Cohea and Donald Cohea; 4 grandchildren, Ethan, Jonathan, Amay and Junior; brother, Ray Thaxton (Helen); and a sister, Sue Waynick (Bobby)

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

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Obituary for Frances Broadrick

Age 77 of White House passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born June 21, 1944 in Franklin, TN to Lonnie & Allie Mae Wilson Love. She was retired from the Ford Glass Plant. When she was younger, she enjoyed clogging and sqaure dancing. She enjoyed spending time playing on her computer.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert “Buddy” Broadrick; 2 sisters, Sandra and Brenda; 2 brothers, Roy and Danny. She is survived by her sons, Mike Anglin, Cross Plains, TN, Bryan Edward (Betty Lee) Anglin, Antioch and Jeffrey Anglin, Franklin, TN; 2 sisters, Shirley Chunn, Franklin, TN and Lisa Johnson, Murfreesboro, TN; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was Monday, November 15, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Pastor Barry Briley officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Monday, November 15, 2021 10am until 2pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Robert “Junior” Nicholson

Robert Taylor Nicholson, Jr. “Junior”, age 91, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 o’clock pm, Saturday, November 13th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed in Good Springs cemetery with grandsons, along with Jessie Hudspeth and Terry Johnson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Reece Goff and Brodie Bethel.

The family received friends on Friday, November 12th, from 4:00-8:00PM and again on Saturday beginning at 11:00AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Nicholson was born on April 2, 1930 in Pleasant View, Tennessee to the late Bob Taylor and Willie Mai Jennette Nicholson. He was a retired tobacco farmer and a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Opal Hardin Nicholson; daughter, Diane Fain; baby brother, Jerry Ray; brothers, James Albert, Willie Howard “Wimp”, Billy Wayne, and J.W. Nicholson; sisters, Alma Moore, Alice Lawson, Maydene Pendergraft, Sally Pearl Hardy, and Shirley Ann Perry.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Nancy Bedwell Nicholson; son, Robert (Brenda) Nicholson; daughters, Linda (Steve) Bethel, and Angie (Ronald) Dixon; brother, Paul (Debbie) Nicholson; son-floral squarein-law, Ray Fain; grandchildren, Shawn (Lisa) Goff, Matthew Nicholson (fiancé Samantha), Tabitha Nicholson, Aaron Nicholson, Rusty (Misty) Bethel, Larae (Terry) Johnson, Brandi (Jessie) Hudspeth, Kayla Holloway; and 8 great-grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38102-9959.

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

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Obituary for Joy Lynn Webster

Age 68 of White House passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at her home. She was born July 25, 1953 in Nashville, TN to Ewing Clayton & Lenora Sue Jones Honeycutt. She worked as an Administrative Assistant in the insurance industry before her retirement. She was a member of Northridge Church. She loved her family more than anything else, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She never met a stranger. She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her sons, Brandon (Alison) Webster, White House, TN and Blake (Jami) Webster, Gallatin, TN; brother, Gary (Debbie) Honeycutt, Cottontown, TN; sisters, Brenda (Joe) Bridges and Debbie (Johnny) Martin, both of White House, TN; Five grandchildren, Logan (Kara), Evan, Ella, Rylie and Emerson; One great-grandchild, Layla.

Funeral service was held Friday, November 12, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Derek Capello officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest floral squareCemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Thursday, November 11, 2021 4-8pm and Friday, November 12, 2021 11am until the hour of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the American Diabetes Association.

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

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Arrangements for Annie L. Dickerson

Viewing and Visitation was Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:00am – 1:00pm. Services followed at 1:00pm central time all at Mt. Herman Baptist Church 313 Vine Street, Adairville, Ky 42202

Interment: Maple Lawn Cemetery

Service was live-streamed on W. D. Crowder Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Keep the Dickerson Family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Debra L. Pate Falls

On October 27, 2021 God stretched out his holy hands welcoming Debra Luvina Pate Falls home for eternal rest. Debra Luvina Pate Falls was born to the late Walter and Serena Pate of Gary, Indiana on August 8, 1961.

Debra attended St Monica Catholic School in Gary, Indiana. Debra furthered her education in the Robertson County Schools in Springfield, Tennessee, graduating from Springfield High School, Class of 1979. After graduation Debra had many accomplishments, and she continued her education in Nursing and Pharmacy. She worked at Jesse Holman Jones Hospital in Springfield, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Centennial Hospitals in Nashville, Tennessee.

Debra married the late Kenneth Lee Falls of Springfield, Tennessee and from this union, became proud parents of two daughters, Sheileda and Kenyata Falls. Debra retired from Nursing and Pharmacy and was a driver for Tennessee Care Transportation. Debra was well known for her love and kindness to everyone. She was also a big sister to her sisters -in -law.

Debra was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was well loved by her family and friends.

Debra was preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Falls; her parents, Walter, Sr. and Serena Pate; four brothers, Walter Pate, Jr., Joe Bass, Narvell Bass and Gregory Bass.

Debra Luvina Pate Falls leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Sheileda (Stephen) Kelly of Knoxville, TN and Kenyata (Andrew) Wilson of Murfreesboro, TN; five grandchildren: three grandsons, Adonis Wilson, Ayden Kelly, and Malakai Wilson; two granddaughters, Amia Kelly and Autumn Kelly; one sister, Allean floral square(Ronald) Morton of SC; two brothers, Jerry Bass and Bobby (LaSandra) Bass of SC; three sisters -in -law, Mary Blakemore, Shiwana Barbee and Tamika Dunn all of Springfield, TN; a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends

Viewing, Visitation, and Funeral was Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Reverend Ricky Summers, Officiant and Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Patrick O’Neal Smith

Patrick O’Neal Smith entered this earthly life on May 27, 1967 in Sylva, North Carolina to the late Dimple Smith, Jr. and to the late Mary Ann Fort. Later in life, he moved to Springfield, Tennessee. He departed this life home for his Heavenly Home on October 3, 2021.
He was educated in the Robertson County School System. At an early age, he professed a hope in Christ at New Wells Grove Baptist Church. Later he joined Beards Chapel Baptist Church.

He was a dedicated Father. He loved to cook and fish. He was employed by the Shoals Company in Portland, Tennessee.

He leaves to cherish his memories: two children, A’Aliyah Smith, DeAndre Turner both of Springfield, TN; one sister, Deloris (Dobbie) Smith of Springfield, TN; step-sisters, Danielle Fort of Indianapolis, IN, Angela Fort of Russellville, KY; step-brother, floral squareJames Fort of Nashville, TN; grandmother, Beulah J. Lunsford; six aunts, and five uncles; one niece, four nephews and a host of cousins and friends; special friends, Reggie Darden, and Adrian Moody (Nellie B. Smith), and a special devoted friend, Debbie Shannon.

Family Visitation and Memorial Service was Saturday, November 6, 2021 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home.

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

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