In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week November 29, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Nov. 23 - Nov. 29, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Nov. 23 – Nov. 29, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Peter William Thomas

Peter William Thomas, age 24, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 in his home in Denver Colorado.

Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his loving grandparents Lee and Carol Thomas, and grandfather Leslie Fleming.

He is survived by his parents Craig and Alyson Thomas, and his siblings Catherine, Michael and David Thomas and grandmother Joan Fleming.

Peter was born in New Jersey in 1996 and moved to Tennessee with his family in 2013 where he completed his High School education at Pope John Paul 2.

Peter loved his family and friends. He loved to laugh and tell stories with his sister and brothers. He loved math and all games of chance, especially chess and poker. He loved playing Lacrosse with his brothers in the back yard. He was an avid Skier and loved his time in the Colorado mountains with his dad and brothers. He loved vacations and holidays with our extended family, and he will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm-2:00pm Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with a Funeral Mass to begin at 2:00pm at the church. The funeral service will also be live streamed at www.ololcconline.com Mr. Thomas will be buried in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in Queenstown, MD.

floral squareIn Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Youthworks Detroit mission where Peter served:

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

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

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Obituary for Judy Baker

Judy Belinda Baker, age 69 of Ashland City, Tennessee died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at NHC in Hendersonville.

Mrs. Baker was born on January 14, 1951 in Clarkton, North Carolina to the late James and Ethel Russ Jordan. She was a medical assistant and retired from Quest Diagnostics. She was a very crafty person, loved to watch movies, crochet and doing yard work.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Belinda Baker; and a sister Joyce Brown.

She is survived by a son, Christopher Baker; daughters, Angel (Ben) Beverly & Danyelle (Jason) Brown; sisters, Beth (Jerry) McDuffie, Maria (James) Caras; and grandchildren, Tyler & Jaden Beverly and Mitchell Brown.

floral squareIf so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the National Humane Society at 2364 Lpga Blvd, Daytona Beach, Fl. 32124.

Her remains will be cremated and there are no services planned at this time.

Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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William “Bill Maks” Maksymowicz

January 15, 1949 ~ November 27, 2020 (age 71)

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Visitation/Funeral Services to be held Friday December 4, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Robertson County Funeral Home located at 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Joseph Eugene Frazier

Joseph Eugene Frazier, age 72 of Ashland City, died Friday, November 27, 2020 at Tristar Hospital in Ashland City.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with pastor Judson Phenicie officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeff Frazier, David Johnson, Bobby Joe Nixon, Anthony Nixon, Timmy Nixon, and Donna Grant serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Frazier, Terry Grant, Mitchell Steele, and Michael Joe Nixon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

Mr. Frazier was born August 27, 1948 in Springfield to the late James Matthew and Zelpha Jane Bryant Frazier. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a retired carpet installer. He loved hunting, target shooting, and fishing. He also enjoyed watching all kinds of sports.

He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Sandova of Ashland City; nephews, Jeff Frazier of Cedar Hill, Timmy Nixon of Ashland City, Anthony Nixon of Ashland City, Bobby Joe Nixon of Springfield, and David Johnson of Springfield; and nieces, Donna Grant of Barren Plains, Bernice Cook of Clarksville, and Julie Sandova of Burbank, CA.

The family suggests, if so desired, for memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Sue Bradley Russell Denning

Sue Bradley Russell Denning passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

She was born in Franklin, Kentucky on May 21, 1933 to Bradley and Louise Lovell Russell.

Sue was a member of Orlinda Baptist Church and resided in Orlinda for most of her 87 years. She enjoyed working with her hands and was a talented artist creating everything from being a great seamstress, needle point and sculpting to collecting and refinishing antique furniture and trunks. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Thomas Eugene Denning and she is survived by son, Teddy Dale Cook (Kathy) of Summerville, SC; daughter, Rebecca Anne Mullen of Pleasant View, TN; daughter, Donna Gene Denning Price (Wayne) of Clarksville, TN. In addition, she is survived by 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, and close to a hundred nieces and nephews, all of whom she dearly loved and was extremely proud.

Family and friends were invited to a graveside service at Orlinda Cemetery, Orlinda, TN., Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 2pm, with Reverend Veronica Dailey officiating. Pallbearers were Teddy Cook, Jason Spears, Jonathan Spears, Jackson Price, Wayne Price, Cory Cook, John Denning and Phillip Denning. Honorary pallbearers were William Spears, Hunter Davenport and Charlie Hanner.

floral squareThe family wishes to thank the staff and nurses at Comfort Care Hospice for their care and love shown to Sue and to the family. Also much love and appreciation to Carlotta Pollard, longtime friend and faithful caregiver during these difficult days. Everyone is asked to respect the CDC guidelines for social distancing.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Joy Todd

Joy was born on February 23, 1958. She was the daughter of Gilbert (Bud) and Ruth Nichols Dorris. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Wayne Dorris.

She is survived by her husband Robert Todd, her sister Judy Anthony, her daughters Reanna Lehnertz and Sierra Todd, Sons in Law Mathew Lehnertz and Matthew Bridgers, and her granddaughter Katarina Lehnertz.

From a young age, she was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Greenbrier, Tennessee. She was a valued member of the Order of the Eastern Star and served as Grand Esther in 2002. Joy also served as Mother Advisor the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls of Old Hickory Assembly which she was dedicated to for many years. A graduate from Greenbrier High School and then Belmont University, she went on to be a nurse who worked tirelessly for over 35 years.

Her service included several hospitals from Jessie’s House to Centennial Medical Center and she taught nursing and wrote national nursing boards. She enjoyed the great outdoors, gardening, scuba diving, backpacking. Most of all she was dedicated to all her family.

floral squareShe went to the celestial light above surrounded by her family on November 20th, 2020. Her visitation was held at Springfield Funeral Home on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and resumed on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, her entombment followed at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

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These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172.

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Obituary for Mary Mason

Mary Gamble Mason, age 97, of Springfield, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 at her home at Morningside Assisted Living.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Phillip Mason, Caden Mason, Brian Pendleton, Austin White, David White, Devin Firrell, Maverick White and Mason White serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Clint Mason, Rob White and Carter Mason. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 12pm until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mrs. Mason was born May 1, 1923 in Springfield to the late Bernice G. and Susie Walling Gamble. She worked in the Cafeteria at Jo Byrns School and was a member of the Cedar Hill United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting and loved flowers and birds. She enjoyed traveling with family and activities with the Home Demonstration Club.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Mason is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Edward Mason, her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice and Emerson White and her sister, Sarah Mitchell. Mrs. Mason is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Wanda Mason of Springfield; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Tony Pendleton of Cedar Hill; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Georgia Mae Gatlin Sloan

Georgia Mae Gatlin Sloan left her earthly home on October 21, 2020, at the age of 95.

She was born in Madison County, Alabama on August 6, 1925, to Myers and Clara Gatlin, where she grew up picking cotton on the family farm. After a move to middle Tennessee, she married Guy Sloan in April 1942, which began their 65-year life together.

She enjoyed a long and full life, primarily on ‘the Ridge’ surrounded by family. Above all, she treasured cooking huge Sunday family dinners, even into her 90s.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Guy Sloan, sister Hazel Gregory, and son-in-law Jimmy Shepherd. She is survived by brother James Daniel (Delma) Gatlin; daughters Janice (Doug) Baxter, and Teresa Shepherd; grandchildren Resa (Mark) Fleming, Kara Mae (Tyrell) Jackson, Jill (Josh) Davis, and Dustin (Jessica) Shepherd; great-grandchildren Dagen Fleming, Maely and Paelyn Jackson, Averie Blankenship, Ellie Sloan Shepherd; and step great-grandchildren Alexis Fleming and Zach (Maddey) Jackson.

floral squareA Celebration of Life was held on Monday, October 26 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Goodlettsville, followed by burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to honor her life may make donations to Forest Grove United Methodist Church Building Fund, 7982 Whites Creek Pike, Joelton, TN 37080.

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Arrangements entrusted to Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Goodlettsville, TN

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Obituary for Brother Jimmie Lee Scharcklet

Brother Jimmie Lee Scharcklet transitioned to glory on Friday, November 20, 2020, at North Crest Medical Center. Jimmie was born on February 26, 1931 in Cross Plains to the late Jessie and Katie Lou Scharcklet. He accepted Christ at an early age at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Red River School up to the 6th grade and started working as a farmer as a young boy to help his family.

At the age of 19, Jimmie married Addie Mae Jimison Scharcklet. During their marriage, they were blessed with five children. For 38 years, Jimmie worked as a bus driver for Robertson County Schools. He transported East Robertson Students to and from school and transported players to and from football and basketball games. He played an important part in four state championships for the Indians’ basketball team.

After he retired from driving the school bus, he continued to work full time on his farm. He was a member of the Male Chorus at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and he was a Mason for the King David Lodge 187.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Katie Lou Scharcklet, by his wife: Addie Mae, by his daughter: Barbara Faye Wells, by his son: Christopher Scharcklet, by his brothers: Benjamin Chatman, Hubert (Pug) Scharcklet, Willie (Honey) Scharcklet, and Joe Davis Scharcklet, and by his daughter-in-law: Elinor Scharcklet.

Jimmie leaves to cherish his memory, his sons: Billy Ray Scharcklet (Donna), Terry Clayton Scharcklet (Elinor), and Jeffery Darnell Chatman (Shirley), his daughter-in-law: Ann Scharcklet, his sister-in-law: Edna Boykins, his grandchildren: Yvette Scharcklet, Joy Lunsford, Michelle Scharcklet, Calvin Wells, Jr., Kristy Scharcklet, Justin Scharcklet (Gwen), Tyler Scharcklet (Cindy), Shari Chatman, Gary Scharcklet, Briana Chatman, and Addie Scharcklet. He has 16 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. He has a host of nieces, nephews, and family friends who will miss him dearly, including his special friends: Jim Thomas Groves, Bobby Depew, and Celeste Torgerson.

Homegoing services were conducted Wednesday, November 25th at 1:00 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Cross Plains with Pastor Arneal Strain officiating. Interment followed in the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church cemetery. The family floral squarereceived friends at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

The family requested that everyone please abide by social distancing guidelines and to wear a mask while in attendance at the visitation and homegoing services.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Evelyn Wilson Kennedy

Evelyn Wilson Kennedy, 85, of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Friday November 20, 2020 at Springfield Heights Assisted Living.

A private family graveside service was conducted on Tuesday November 24th in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Kennedy was born February 8, 1935 in Houston County to the late John Thurman (J.T.) and Dora Louise Thomas Wilson. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Hill United Methodist Church. Mrs. Kennedy enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, and really loved playing bingo with her fellow residents at Springfield Heights. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Harold W. Kennedy, and by her brother: Dr. Thomas M. Wilson.

Mrs. Kennedy is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Wayne W. (Pamela) Kennedy of Ohatchee, AL, Michael H. (Paula) Kennedy of Cedar Hill, by her daughters and sons-in-law: Mary Kennedy (Danny) Miller of Adams, Carole Kennedy (John) Ballman of floral squareCottontown, by her sister: Delma Wilson Kennedy of Greenbrier, by her grandchildren: Andy Ballman, Laura Beth McCaslin, and Mary Evelyn Green, by six great grandchildren, five step grandchildren, and eleven step great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Robertson County Backpack Program and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Glenn David Johnson

Glenn David Johnson, 72, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday November 19, 2020 at his home.

Memorial services were conducted Sunday November 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Joe Bogle officiating. The family received friends on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Johnson was born December 23, 1947 in Sewanee, TN. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a retired sales representative. Mr. Johnson loved golfing, spending time with his grandchildren, and especially being with his dog, Harley, who was also his golf caddy. He was preceded in death by his father: George Johnson, Jr., by his mother: Ann Barnes Pearson, and by his brothers: Mike Johnson and Tony Pearson.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife: Fontaine Zhong Johnson of Springfield, by his son and daughter-in-law: John and Tammy floral squareJohnson of Clarksville, by his daughter and son-in-law: Angie and Scott Sanders of Paducah, KY, by his grandchildren: Dillon Johnson, Alex Johnson, Presley Sanders, Ellie Sanders, and Brady Sanders, by his brothers: Steve Pearson of Pleasant View and Palma Pearson of Ashland City, and by his dog, Harley.

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Terry Dale Deal

Terry Dale Deal, 74, passed away on Thursday November 19, 2020 at North Crest Health.

His remains were cremated, and private family services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Deal was born November 8, 1946 in Dickson to the late Delmer Moore and Vallie Elizabeth Talbert Deal. He graduated from Dickson County High School and then went on to attend and graduate from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. Mr. Deal was a retired computer programmer and had attended Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed history and watching sports, especially the UT Vols and TN Titans. His great pastime was spending time with his Jack Russell, Patches.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Gertrude Newberry Deal, who he was married to for almost 50 floral squareyears, and by his brother-in-law: Larry Schneider. Mr. Deal is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Thomas and Jodi Deal, by his grandchildren: Amelia Daisy, Jasper, Milo, and Felix Deal, by his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Ann Schneider of Springfield, Horace and Vickie Newberry, Jr. of Cedar Hill, by his nephews: Jason (Julie) Newberry and Joey (Emily) Newberry, and by his dog, Patches.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mary Louise Dodd

Mary Louise Dodd, age 97 of the Flewellyn Community in Springfield, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at NorthCrest Health.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Woodard, Bro. Patrick Nix, and Tim Harris officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with John Barry Dodd, Matthew Dodd, Brandon Dodd, Trent Dorris, Tony Dorris, Philip Doris, Justin Dorris, and Troy Dorris serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Dodd, Daniel Dodd, Corbitt Dorris, Jeff Dodd, Mike Dodd, Larry Fletcher, John Phillips, and the Deacons of Flewellyn Baptist Church. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Mrs. Dodd was born March 17, 1923 in Robertson County to the late William Draper and Maude Williams Reeves. She was a member of floral squareFlewellyn Baptist Church and was retired from Bellsouth where she worked as a switchboard trainer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rob Roy Dodd; a brother, Chester Reeves; and her sisters, Cornelia Clinard and Maxine Dodd.

She is survived by her brother, Harold Reeves of Springfield, and nephews, Tony Dorris, Trent (Lynda) Dorris, Alan (Martha) Dodd, and Barry (Pat) Dodd, all of Springfield.

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Obituary for Theresa Inez Lott

Age 83 of White House quietly departed this life Saturday, November 21, 2020 at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born December 9, 1936 in Nashville, TN to Roger Wickham & Willie Inez Henderson Greene. She was a member in the National Speakers Association (NSA), National Speakers Association Tennessee (NSAT), VSA Arts of Tennessee (Arts for the Disabled). White House Rotary Club, White House Kiwanis Club & White House Chamber of Commerce. She received the Congressional Medal of Distinction, 2006, Business Woman of the Year 2004 & 2005 by NRCC, presented in Washington, D.C and was acknowledged by the Global & National Who’s Who in Executives & Professionals as a V.I.P. Executive. Professionally, She was the former business owner, with her husband, of Express UR Way, a Notary Public for the State of Tennessee, Chaplain Licensed by the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee; United Christian Ministerial Association; Author, “Apple of My Eye”; Accredited Poet “Editor’s Choice Award” International Library of Poets; and was known to write songs of faith including “Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed”. She was known to be a woman of faith and devotion to God and reflected so in her daily life. She was kind and giving to all. Her influence and love will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Ross Oldham; grandson, Josh Thomas; brother, Roger Greene. She is survived by her husband, Olen Lott, White House, TN; sons, Bruce (Valerie) Blazer, Berlin, OH, Randall (Sherry) Blazer, Springfield, TN, Kevin (Cathy) Blazer, Chino, CA and Roger (Jackie) Oldham, White House, TN; daughter, Theresa “Evadine” Blazer, GA; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was held Monday, November 23, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Mark McClanahan officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Monday, November 23, 2020 10am until the time of the service 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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Obituary for Christine “Chris” Blanton

Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Christine (Chris) Blanton, age 80, passed away peacefully November 18, 2020 after a long fight with dementia.

Chris Blanton was born February 10, 1940 in Tennessee City, TN and is survived by her devoted and loving husband Gene Allen Blanton.

Until her health condition made it impossible Chris was active in the life of her long-time church First United Methodist Church. She also served as the Chairman of the Cosmetology Board for the State of Tennessee and became an entrepreneur late in life owning a storage facility. However, despite her condition, up until a year ago she and Gene would go dancing every Saturday night at the VFW post 88. They would stay until closing. Fond memories also include how much she loved cooking, gardening, entertaining, shopping, extensive traveling, tailgating at University of TN and TN Titans games and most of all family get togethers.

She was preceded in death by her father, JC Brazzell, Sr and her mother Margaret McElhiney Brazzell and two sisters.

Chris is survived by her children; Terry Smith (Jan), Sandi Smith Tygard (Scott), Judi Jones-Brown (Wesley); grandchildren Chase Jones (Allison), Chandler Tygard (Lauren), Rachel Smith Parkinson (Cory), Will Smith, Katie Tygard Davis (Derrick); and 10 great-floral squaregrandchildren, as well as, stepson Kenneth Blanton (Angie). She was also survived by her brother, JC Brazzell, Jr and sister June (Bradley) Spurlock along with many nieces and nephews. All of those she loved and touched deeply. She is also survived by her devoted cat, Babe, who became her best friend later in her life.

Graveside services were conducted at Spring Hill Cemetery. Her family has entrusted her services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Gerry Inez Roby Wardlaw

Age 87 of White House passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at NHC Place Sumner in Gallatin, TN. She was born January 9, 1933 in Metropolis, IL to Gerald Curtis & Inez Delaine Sharp Roby. She attended Murray State University, where she received her Bachelors Degree in Education. She taught all levels of school for many years. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader, especially History. She attended White House First United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Mike “Bud” Wardlaw, White House, TN; sons, Michael (Debbie) Wardlaw, Cottontown, TN and Mark Wardlaw, Roanoke, TX; step-daughter, Denise (Bryan) Winnett, Aledo, TX; brothers, Joe (Hilppa) Roby, New York and Dan (Jan) Roby, Louisville, KY; 3 grandchildren, Lindsey floral square(Johnny) Roberts, Jennifer (Zeke) Waldmann and Danielle (Wayne) Robinson; 5 great-grandchildren, Jackson Roberts, Reagan Roberts, Katie Waldmann, Britt Robinson and Brooke Robinson.

A graveside service and inurnment was held Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 11am in White House Memorial Gardens with Bro. Phillip Wright officiating. There was no visitation planned.

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

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Obituary for Ella Corbin Wallace

Ella Wilmoth Corbin Wallace, age 88, of Barren Plains, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her home.

A Graveside service was held Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11am in the Elmwood Cemetery with Jason Shoumake and Dawn Rideout officiating. Burial followed with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

No visitation was held prior to the graveside service.

Ms. Wallace was born March 13, 1932 in Barren Plains to the late Loy Gilbert and Ella Eure Garrett Corbin. She was a teacher for 25 years and principal for 26 years for the Ft. Campbell School System. She always enjoyed helping others and working on the farm.

In addition to her parents Ms. Wallace is preceded in death by her brother, Joe Gilbert Corbin.

floral squareMs. Wallace is survived by a host of loving friends and neighbors and extended family that will miss her greatly.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Robertson County School System Backpack Program. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Doris Gibbs

Doris Barr Gibbs, age 80 of Erwin, Tennessee, and formerly of Gastonia, North Carolina, died Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her residence in Governor’s Bend Assisted Living Facility.

Funeral services were conducted at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Pleasant View on Saturday, November 21st, at 1 o’ clock pm with her son, Darin Gibbs officiating.

Burial followed in Good Springs Cemetery with Easton Cline, Chris Cline, Tom Barr, Ken Gibbs, Chris Dungan, Donnie Dungan, and Dan Camp serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the church on Saturday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM. There is no prior visitation at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gibbs was born on October 29, 1940 in Viburnum, Missouri to the late Ed and Alice Turnbough Barr. She was a retired executive secretary with BellSouth Telephone Company (now AT&T). Mrs. Gibbs was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Gastonia and faithfully served with her husband in his preaching ministry for 60 years.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings, Erma Lea Hogan, Georgia Hill, Finis Barr, and Ron Barr.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Rev. John Gibbs; son, Darin (Kim) Gibbs; daughter, Julie (Chris) Cline; brother, Tom (Patty) Barr; sisters, Marilyn (Don) Dungan, Janet (Lindell) Wood; grandchildren, Easton & Krestyn Cline, and Makenna, Julianna, Olivia, & Lyla Gibbs.

floral squareIf so desired, memorial contributions may be made to either Amedisys Hospice, 1500 West Elk Avenue, Suite #202, Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643, or Gaston Hospice, 258 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Betty Blackburn

Betty Morgan Blackburn, age 82, of Springfield, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 at Franklin Wellness & Rehab Center.

No services are planned at this time.

Mrs. Blackburn was born August 23, 1938 in Springfield, one of 15 children, to the late Todd and Lily Wallace Jackson. She worked as an assembler for several factories for most of her life. She loved dogs, being outdoors and flowers. She also enjoyed working and being around people.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Blackburn is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Brummett, her son, Ricky Lynn Morgan, her daughter, Pamela Morgan, and 6 siblings.

floral squareMrs. Blackburn is survived by her son, Billy Ray Morgan of Springfield; daughter, Lori (Ronald) Yates Key of Springfield; 4 siblings; grandchildren, Angela Yates, Amy Yates, Shaun Morgan, Carla Gibbs, Monica Morgan, Andrew Morgan and Abby Morgan; and great-grandchildren, Alex & Riley Maddux, Dri Williams and Jacob and Julie Morgan.

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

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Obituary for Joe Lewis

Joe Chapman Lewis, age 74, of Adams, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services were held Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Tyler Estep officiating. According to her wishes, Mrs. Lewis’ remains were cremated following the funeral service.

Mrs. Lewis was born September 18, 1946 in McCames, TN to the late Calvin and Ruby Ward Chapman. She worked as a Computer Op Supervisor for the State of TN and was of the non-denominational faith. She loved her family and her dogs, fishing, cooking, gardening and dancing.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Lewis is preceded in death by her husband, Teddy W. Lewis, her brother, Wade Hodge and her sister, Joetta Napier.

floral squareMrs. Lewis is survived by her son, Phillip (Brandi) Harrison of Cedar Hill; daughters, Kimberly Carter of Adams and Kim (Jimbo) Shelby of Springfield; grandchildren, Cody Larsen, Brittany Shelby, Ashlee (Austin) Hanson, Brianna (Aaron) Thomas, Michelle Keogh, Scott Keogh, Tristen (Noah) Biederman and Dalten Biederman; and 7 great-grandchildren.

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

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W.D. Crowder Funeral Home Annual Candlelight Service – December 6

Our annual Candlelight Service will be live-streamed only this year due to COVID-19 Pandemic Sunday, December 6, 2020. Pastor Mark Washington, Pastor Robert Gardner, Minister Paula Farmer, Pastor Emanuel Haygood, Tab Blakemore, Rev. Quinton Yates Jr., and Justin Chatman will all be in the house.

 

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