Paul Jennings Tabor of Nashville and formerly of Springfield, went to be with Jesus on Sunday November 24, 2019 at the age of 91. He was born at home on September 4, 1928 in Brotherton, TN, the son of the late Charles Dewey “CD” and Nellie Mae Castleman Tabor, Sr.
He was a high school graduate from Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy in 1946, a college graduate from Cumberland University in Lebanon in 1950, was ordained as a pastor in 1950, and graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1957. He married Nancy Jean Krisle on April 20, 1951 and over the next 15 years they were blessed to have 6 children.
He began pastoring Southern Baptist churches in 1950 and continued pastoring and working with churches until 2007. He pastored churches in Bell Buckle, Hokes Bluff, AL, Livingston, Tullahoma, Lawrenceburg, Holly Pond, AL, and Greenbrier. He was the Director of Missions for Simpson County Kentucky Baptist Association, and preached at many other churches throughout the years.
He had a true calling to share the love of Jesus with everyone he encountered. He was a great pastor, ministering compassionately to people during difficult times of illnesses, tragedies, and deaths. Additionally, he ministered well in happier times for weddings, births, baptisms, and family celebrations. He was also very involved in community activities with the Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Masons, and a local community theater group.
In retirement and the last years of his life, some of his favorite things to do were to work jigsaw puzzles and to play board games. He loved to listen to Gaither music and was faithful about reading his daily devotionals. He was a true fan of donuts and almost any candy or dessert. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tease and respond with one-line comebacks. He was very “literal” – a gift that all his children have inherited. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church in Springfield and was attending Judson Baptist Church in Nashville with his daughter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Nancy Krisle Tabor, and by his first-born child: Stephen “Steve” Jennings Tabor. He is survived by his five birth children: his son: Mark Tabor and wife Connie of Lawrenceville, GA, daughters: Pat Dakunchak and husband Scott of Suwanee, GA, Nancy “Nan” Goins and husband Terry of Franklin, Paula and Bill Hall of Nashville, and Sherry Tabor of Hanceville, AL, by his “adopted” daughter: Lisa Hudson of Hanceville, AL, by his daughter-in-Law: Donnia Tabor- Hanson and her husband Bob of Blaine, by his grandchildren: Cresta Tabor, Brett Tabor and wife Heather, Lauren Tabor, Ryan Tabor and wife Leslie, Jacob Goins, Hannah Goins, Graceanna Hall, and Faithlyn Hall, by his great grandchildren: Knox and Stephen Tabor, and by his step great grandchildren: Bobby and Alisha Sexton.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday November 30th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Bob Carroll officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
The family request memorial contributions be given for the Lottie Moon Mission Fund. Please make checks payable to the Tennessee Baptist Convention (TBC) and include “Lottie Moon Offering in memory of Paul Tabor”. All donations may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home or mailed directly to the TBC at P.O. Box 682789, Franklin, TN 37068
Richard Allen “Dick” Hessler, Sr., 79, of Greenbrier, passed away on Friday November 22, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday November 24th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in Lutons Chapel Cemetery with Daniel Smith, Austin Kirtland, Fred Hessler, Ronald Hessler, Jeffery Hessler, Darrel Polk, and Kevin Richards serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until service time. A Masonic Service was conducted on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Hessler was born January 14, 1940 in Chicago, IL to the late Leroy and Eileen Young Hessler. He always loved to work and earn money. At age 12, he started shining shoes at Mid-Way Airport in Chicago and was very successful. Mr. Hessler was a retired Carpenter with the Broward County School Board. He was a Mason with the Boulevard Lodge in Bridgeview, IL and was a member of Al Menah Temple. He enjoyed wood working and his favorite hobby was “working”.
Mr. Hessler is survived by his wife of 52 years: Deb Greer Hessler of Greenbrier, by his son: Richard (Robin) Hessler, Jr., of Arizona, by his daughters: Crystal Massey and Lora (Daniel) Smith of Georgia, by his brothers: LeRoy (Barbara Ann) Hessler of Hollywood, FL and Ernst (Debra) Hessler of Michigan, by his sister: Barbara Croft of Knoxville, by his grandchildren: Denice (Austin) Kirtland, Brooklynne Robinson, Danielle Polk, and Brandon Hessler, and by his great grandchildren: Rylee Baker and Callie Crowder.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice or to the Shriner Children’s Hospital.
James Robert “Jim” Tate, 71, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday November 20, 2019 at North Crest Medical Center.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday November 23rd at 2:30 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Eric Limbo and Brother Ronnie Cope officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in White House with Bill Tate, Steve Carter, Tim Love, Jeff Love, Leslie Cope, Austin Cope, Randy Cope, and Alan Cope serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were John and Joe Love. The family received friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Tate was born June 15, 1948 in Davidson County to the late William Robert and Nellie Mae Landrum Tate. He was a graduate of Greenbrier High School Class of ’66. He was a retired truck driver and then worked as an equipment operator for Cope Brothers. Mr. Tate was a member of the Son’s of Confederate Veterans and he attended Cedar Hill United Methodist Church. He loved gardening, mowing his grass, and anything that allowed him to be outside working.
Mr. Tate is survived by his son: Bill Tate of LaVerne, by his brother: William Michael Tate of Greenbrier, and by Diane Love Tate of Springfield.
Age 88 of White House went home to be with the Lord Sunday, November 24, 2019 at White House Health Care & Rehab. She was born September 20, 1931 in Greenbrier, TN to Ira & Loraine Leftwich Briggs. She worked as a cafeteria manager for Metro Schools before her retirement and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Burton N. Fuqua and Gerald A. Kirby, Sr.; 3 brothers, Vernon, Kemp & Bobby Briggs, son-in-law, Rickey Bell. She is survived by son, Gerald A. “Jerry” Kirby, Jr., White House, TN; daughters, Janet Fuqua (Larry) Osborne, White Bluff, TN, Gayle Bell, Springfield, TN and Tina (Jeff) Hale, Cottontown, TN; brothers, Maurice Briggs, White House, TN and Jerry (Norma) Briggs, FL; sisters, Mildred Carr, MI, Betty Callis, Hermitage, TN, Beverly Scurlock, Hendersonville, TN, Faye Adcock, Joelton, TN and Judy Morris, Donelson, TN; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.
Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Dr. Alec Cort officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2-8pm and Wednesday, November 27, 2019 11am until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Age 54 of Cross Plains passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born December 30, 1964 in Franklin, KY to Danny & Judy Taylor Kirkham. She worked for American General before becoming disabled and was a member of Owens Chapel United Methodist Church. Stephanie loved cooking, music, dancing, watching television and most especially animals, ALL ANIMALS, One of her most endearing attributes was the fact that she never complained about anything and always had a positive attitude about life.
She is preceded in death by her father, Danny Kirkham.
She is survived by her mother, Judy Kirkham, Springfield, TN; brother, Chris (Brenda) Kirkham, Lavernia, TX; 3 nephews, Justin & Todd West and Tyler Kirkham; great-niece, Emily Mae West; Beloved dogs, Bubba & Reese; Beloved Cat, Max.
Funeral service is scheduled for Friday, Noember 29, 2019 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with her brother, Chris Kirkham officiating. Interment will follow in Owens Chapel Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Friday, November 29, 2019 10am until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Age 74 of White House passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his home. He was born July 25, 1945 in White House, TN to Leonard & Maggie Bell Long Wright. He worked as a truck driver in the music industry and was of the Baptist faith. He loved fishing and at one time had a hydroponic greenhouse where he grew tomatoes. He really enjoyed driving and always rode quietly as he drove taking in all that was around him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alfred Wright; sisters, Gladys Gregory and Helen Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Kathi Wright; daughter, Danielle Nicole Archer, both of White House, TN; brother, Sammy (Diane) Wright, Greenbrier, TN; 2 grandchildren, Summer Nicole Hughes and Christian Zane Archer, both of White House, TN.
Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Stephen Palk officiating.Noel Fisher, Alex Fisher, Jonathan Fisher, Zachary Fisher, Craig Johnson & Josh Wright serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Johnson, Johnny Crabtree, Kenny Peak and Jerry Lea. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3pm-7pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society 2000 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN 37203.
Jacob William West, age 21 of Goodlettsville, TN, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
Jacob attended Hendersonville High School where he was a member of the Commando Basketball team. He loved all sports and played on the AAU TN Panthers basketball team. He also enjoyed music and video games. He was a selfless, fun, goofy guy who wore his heart on his sleeve. Jacob would light up a room and above all else he loved his family.
He is preceded in death by great-grandparents, George and Ellen Jaap, Rita and Bill Hohenbrink; grandparents, Carl Lee West, Sr., Connie Hermreck, Omer Hermreck; sister, Kourtney McConnell; and Aunt, Christa Griffiths.
He is survived by his mother, Kelly West; father, Carl West; grandparents, Jim and Judy Hohenbrink, and Barbara Stafford; siblings, Tyler West, Brennan West; step brothers, Kyle Holinde, and Kolten Holinde.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday, December 5 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Austin and Bell Hendersonville. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Austin and Bell Hendersonville.
The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN.
Obituary for Jean Arms
Virginia Evelyn “Jean” Arms, age 88, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tuesday, November 26th, at 10:30AM with Bro. Greg Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Joelton Hills Memory Gardens with Daron Christy, Grant Christy, Isaac Christy, Floyd Thompson, Joe Benson, and Wesley Spillers serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Monday, November 25th, from 5-8:00PM, and again on Tuesday from 9:00AM until the hour of service at 10:30AM.
Mrs. Arms was born on March 26th, 1931 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky to the late Alvin and Alta Wood Deckard. She was retired after 20 years being a waitress. She also was a clothing model and loved to wear her high heels all the time. She was a member of the Clarksville Highway Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by sons, Wayne Kaiser, William Arms; and all of her brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Arms is survived by her husband, Joe Arms; sons, Allen (Barbara) Knight, David (Pat) Burton; daughters, Melissa (Daron) Christy; grandchildren, Rob, Angie, Leslie, Kendra, Grant, Isaac, Eddie, Kathy, Arielle, Brandon; and numerous great-great grandchildren.
Janice Louise Binkley, age 71, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Wednesday, November 27th, at 12:00PM with Bro. Joe Bogle officiating. Burial will follow at EverRest of Cheatham with Jimbo Knight, Ronald Knight, Chris Knight, Jadie Knight, Joshua Hackney, Logan Binkley, and Caleb Binkley serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Tuesday, November 26th, from 4-8:00PM, and again on Wednesday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.
Mrs. Binkley was born on August 28th, 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Woodrow and Myrtle Leibfritz Knight. She was retired after 20 years as a factory worker. She loved being a grandmaw, treasuring every moment with them. Janice was a member of Bearwallow Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, J.W. Knight; and sister, Betty Newman.
Mrs.Binkley is survived by her husband, Larry Binkley; sons, Michael (Pam) Binkley, Troy (Julie) Binkley; daughter, Dana (Jarrett) Cunningham; brothers, Ray Knight, Charlie (Carolyn) Knight; sister, Faye (Billy) Winters; grandchildren, Logan Binkley, Caleb Binkley, Gracey Binkley, Aubree Binkley, Joshua Hackney, Kayden Hackney, Hailey Cunningham, Jon Luke Cunningham, Kelsey Richardson; and great-grandchildren, Charleigh Hulme and Sawyer Coker.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Bearwallow Church of Christ at 1520 Bearwallow Rd, Ashland City, Tn 37015.
EVERYONE is welcome to come join us as we celebrate the remembrance of our loved ones during this holiday season at. Program will be at Greater South Baptist Church 2015 John L Patterson St. Springfield, TN. We will have some great speakers and singing.
Obituary for Theresa Harrington
Theresa Jean Harrington, age 63, of Cross Plains, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 25, 2019 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Donnie Bryant officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 3-8pm and again on Monday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.
Ms. Harrington was born December 10, 1955 in Springfield to the Mr. Gene Burton Crain and the late Mrs. Ester Osborne Crain. She worked as a Quality Inspector at Electrolux and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother Ms. Harrington is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jeremy Anderson.
In addition to her father she is survived by her sons, Steven (Cheree) Harrington of Cedar Hill and Mark (Dana) Harrington of Hendersonville; daughters, Angela Cook of Springfield and Brandy Anderson of Cross Plains; special friend, Jimmy Hand of Coopertown; brothers, Mike Crain and Kenny Crain, both of Coopertown; sister, Vicky Crain of Springfield; grandchildren, Danielle Harrington, Paige Harrington, Joshua Henson, Kaitlyn Henson, Ryan Harrington, Owen Harrington, Aiken Harrington, Neyland Harrington, Cassidy Johns, Araya Anderson, Ethan Anderson and Samari Connor; and great-grandchildren, Zaydin Brown and Zylan Harrington.
Rayburn “Joe” Joseph Blackwell, age 75, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at his home.
There are no plans for a service at this time.
Mr. Blackwell was born July 13, 1944 in Bowling Green, KY to the late Rayburn and Reba Powers Blackwell. He worked as a machinist at Precision Products and was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ. Mr. Blackwell was kind and generous and enjoyed collecting military patches.
In addition to his parents Mr. Blackwell is preceded in death by his brother, Jim Blackwell and his sister, Teresa Kitto.
Mr. Blackwell is survived by his wife, Judy Harris Blackwell; son, Joseph Scott Blackwell of Springfield; daughter, Tessa (Brad) Cherry of Springfield; brothers, Jack (Sissy) Blackwell of Tellico Plains, TN and Tom (Clo) Blackwell of Hermitage; and sisters, Joyce Blackwell of Madisonville, TN, Kay Blackwell of Tellico Plains, TN and Faye Blackwell of Tellico Plains, TN.
Shirley Simmons Cobb, age 80, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Centennial Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10am in the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Brother Bob Carroll, Brother Joshua Culver and Anthony Cobb officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was held at the church on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 2-5pm and again on Monday until the hour of service at 10am.
Mrs. Cobb was born in Greenbrier, TN to the late Earl and Lou Emma Osborne Simmons. She was a homemaker and “personal family chef” to her loving family. She loved cooking, her family and her church, Bethlehem Baptist, where she was a member for many years.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Cobb is preceded in death by her husband, William Ralph Cobb; son, Timothy Rayburn Cobb; brothers, Dick Simmons and Carl Simmons; and sisters, May Nell Kirby, Geraldine Patton, Rebecca Johnson and Lois Campbell.
Mrs. Cobb is survived by her sons, Tony (Lisa) Cobb, Troy (Sharon) Cobb and Trent (Diana) Cobb, all of Springfield; brother, Bill Simmons of Springfield; sisters, Mattie Callis of Greenbrier, Earline Moore of Old Hickory and Sue Glenn of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Justin Cobb, Mason Cobb, Anthony Cobb, Kristen Jacobson, Melody Callis, Jackson Cobb and Dillon Cobb; and 7 great-grandchildren.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Age 72 of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at The Residence of Alive Hospice. She was born August 10, 1947 in Nashville, TN to Samuel& Estelle Bess. Miss Bess earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and then later earned her Doctorate from The University of Alabama Birmingham. There was always a special place in her heart for Vanderbilt Hospital, where she began her career. She always enjoyed working and teaching there. She loved watching the Titans on television and was an avid reader.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Borum and Estelle Etta Roberts Bess; sister, Shirley Bess Sanders. She is survived by her nephew, Bo (Erin) Sanders; great niece, LeighAnn Sanders; great nephew, Cash Sanders, all of Portland, TN; special friends of 60 years, Barbara Wilson, Gayle Sarber, Reba Wittenmeier and Martha Nelson.
Funeral service was held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Jack Martin and Bro. Byron Gibbs officiating. Interment followed at 2pm at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, TN with Bo Sanders, Bud Sanders, Daniel Tinnon, Rusty Seavers, Evan McCasland, Larry Davis and John McCasland serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Saturday, November 23, 2019 10am until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Age 33 of Springfield passed away, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at NorthCrest Medical Center. She was born February 13, 1986 in Harriman, TN to Roy Jay & Joyce Faye Morgan Tweed. She loved painting and art, cooking and spending time with her children. She was very social and never met a stranger. She worked as a housekeeper.
She is survived by her parents, Roy & Joy Tweed, Cedar Hill, TN; son, Kolton Racine; daughter, Kyleigh Jones, both of Springfield, TN; brother, Matthew (Jordan) Tweed, White House, TN; sister, Susan Elaine Dyer, Springfield, TN.
Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Ashley Mofield officiating. Interment will follow in Cross Plains Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10am until the hour of service at the funeral home.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Austin & Bell in White House for help with funeral expenses. Debit or credit card payments will be accepted by phoning the funeral home (615)672-5000.
Howard Corlis Sutton, age 75 of Goodlettsville, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at his residence.
His remains are to be cremated. There will be a Memorial Service at 1 PM, December 15th at the Madison Campus of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Mr. Sutton was born January 2, 1944 in Gurley, Alabama to the late Francis Orland and Edna Ruth Bottoms Sutton.
He was the owner/operator of Sutton Printing Company.
He is survived by his wife, Esther L. Minesinger Sutton of Goodlettsville; son, Howard Corlis (Nicole) Sutton, Jr of Madison, TN; daughter, Carol Ruth (Paul) Kilroy of Columbus, OH; siblings, Richard O. (Patricia) Sutton of Goodlettsville, TN, Robert T. Sutton of FL, Charlotte Ann Robertson of AL, Carolyn (Benny) Gass of GA, Daniel J. Sutton of AL; grandchildren, Sarah Kilroy, Seamus Kilroy and Rowan Kilroy.
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.
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Obituary for Tony Groves
James Anthony “Tony” Groves, age 48, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, November 18th, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Sunday, November 24th, at 2:00PM with Bro. David Royalty officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Saturday, November 23rd, from 2-8:00PM, and again on Sunday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.
Tony was born on February 21, 1971 in Batesville, Indiana to Linda Montgomery Curtis and the late James Groves. He was employed at VF Imagewear in Nashville. He coached soccer for 14 years in Cheatham County and was affectionately known as “Coach and Uncle” Tony. He loved to play church volleyball and softball and he attended First Baptist Church in Joelton.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by brothers, Jerry Groves and Rusty Curtis.
In addition to his mother, Tony is survived by his wife, Vanette Groves; daughters, Cheyanne Groves, Cassie Groves, Makayla Curtis; sons, Casey Groves, Shane Curtis; brother, Bubba (Theresa) Chandler; sisters, Miranda (Walter) McQuiston, Kara Jones; parents-in-law, Van (Glenola) Maxwell; brother-in-law, Norman(Erica) Maxwell; and many loving nieces and nephews.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Sycamore Girls and Boys Soccer and may be made in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
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 was held Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Funeral followed 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 were 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 were David Peach, Randy Peach, Cameron Peach, Charles Perry, Jerry Sloan, Ernest Adcox, and the members of the Hardee’s Coffee Club. The family received 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 were conducted Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:00 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home. Burial followed in Orlinda Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family received 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.
Grover “Wayne” Wade, Jr. passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford.
The family received friends 4pm to 8pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019 and Thursday, November 21, 2019 11am to 1pm at the funeral home. The funeral service was held at 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 were held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Clay Burchett officiating. Burial followed 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 were Larry Chapman, Bruce Traughber, Bobby Wilson, Keith Wilson, Kelly Wilson and Roy Reed.
Visitation was 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.