In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week November 7, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week November 7, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Nov. 1-7, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Joseph David Mills

Joseph David Mills, 74, of Springfield, passed away on Friday November 5, 2021, at TriStar North Crest Medical Center. His remains were cremated, and no services are scheduled. Mr. Mills was born December 6, 1946, in Huntsville, AL to the late Luther J.D. and Ruby Lee Parker Mills. He was a graduate of Butler High School Class of 1963, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was a retired restaurant cook from Torino’s in Springfield, where he worked for over 30 years. Mr. Mills played football in both high school and college and was an avid Alabama fan. His passion was cooking and spending time with his family.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Alice Wells Mills, by his daughter: Dana Susanne Mills, and by his stepson: Joseph Williamson. Mr. Mills is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Amy and Kevin Armstrong of Springfield, by his stepson: James Williamson, by his brother: Jerry Sanderson of Alabama, by his sisters: Shirley Hill and Nancy McAnally both of Huntsville, AL, and by his grandsons: Austin and Steven Armstrong both of Springfield.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Marvin Wallace Gray Jr.

Marvin Wallace Gray Jr. departed this world on November 7, 2021, at his home in White House, Tennessee after an extremely long battle with stubbornness and lung and heart issues.

Born in Madison, Tennessee on July 7, 1948, he was the eldest son of Marvin Wallace Gray and Jane Marie Basham.

Marvin was married to Marietta Yolanda Gray from 1980-2009 upon her passing. Together they lost their only son Chad Everett Gray at the tender age of 7.

Marvin was also preceded in death by both his parents and his stepfather Clyde Earl Kendall, his younger brother John Wesley Gray, and half brothers Jimmy Ray Kendall, Larry Jay Kendall, and Lonnie Ray Kendall,

Marvin was drafted into the Army in 1968 where he served in Germany building bridges. Marvin worked and later retired from Metro Nashville Davidson County Public Schools where he was a roofer and later a mechanic.

Marvin was a devoted Poppaw to his grandkids and grand fur babies.

Marvin leaves behind his only daughter Janie Marie Jarrett, son-in-law Michael Jarrett, grandson David Chad Carnahan, and granddaughters Tristin Carnahan and Megan Carnahan.

floral squareMarvin is also survived by loving inlaws, 1 sister and 2 half-siblings, and lots of nieces and nephews.

Marvin is being cremated. A celebration of life gathering has been planned for a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Alternative Cremation & Funeral Services

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Obituary for Harold Pylant

Harold Dean Pylant, age 79 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Sunday, November 7, 2021 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Wednesday, November 10th, with Bro. Greg Smith officiating. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with family & friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 10th from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Pylant was born on January 4, 1942 in Ardmore, Alabama to the late Jvan & Lila Mae Hall Pylant. He was a retired truck/taxi driver and was a member of Clarksville Highway Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Reed; siblings, Donald Pylant, Brenda Ford, and Vanlon Pylant; grandson, Kory Reed; and great-grandson, Brantley Tucker.

Survivors include his daughter, Cindy (Kent) Mears; son, Brandon (Sunshine) Pylant; grandchildren, Jennifer (Doug) Tucker, Amanda floral square(Chris) Sparks, Amy (Mike) Thompson, Kellie Reed, and Adam Foernsler; and 5 great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Center, 124 S Main St, Ashland City, Tennessee 37015.

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

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Obituary for Barbara Jane Pitt

Barbara Jane Pitt age 67 of Old Hickory passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Pastor William Little officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm Tuesday, November 9th and 10am until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

She was born in Madison, TN on December 1, 1953 to the late William Clyde Pitt, Jr. and Thelma Wetmore Pitt. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shawana Thaxton.

She was a Caregiver in the Health Care Industry and a member of Cross Plains Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed watching westerns on TV and an occasional soap opera.

floral squareShe is survived by her mother, Thelma Wetmore Pitt of Greenbrier; sons, Dwayne (Brandy) Thaxton of Greenbrier, Phillip (Kelly) Alred of Adolphus, KY; brother, Billy (Jennie) Pitt of Madison, TN; sister, Penny (Greg) Simpson of Huntsville, AL; grandchildren, Shawna Thaxton, Katie Thaxton, Ethan Alred, Ashlyn Alred, Jaxon Mayberry and one great-grandchild on the way.

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

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Obituary for Angela Marie McMurtry

Age 52 of Cottontown went home to be with the Lord Sunday, November 7, 2021 at her home. She was born July 27, 1969 in Nashville, TN to William “Butch” and Wanda Lanich Norton. She worked as a teacher’s assistant at Jack Anderson Elementary School and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Mary Frances McMurtry. She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Wayne McMurtry, Cottontown, TN; son, Bradley Wayne (Marie) MCMurtry, Greenbrier, TN; parents, William “Butch” and Wanda Norton, Hendersonville, TN; brother, Donald (Rena) Norton, Hendersonville, TN; 3 grandchildren, Elliana, Landon and one on the way; father-in-law, Loyd McMurtry, Goodlettsville, TN; one niece, Ashley Shannon; one nephew, Dillon Norton, both of Cottontown, TN.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Memorial service is scheduled for Friday, November 12, 2021 at 6pm at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. H.D. Jones officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at the Hillcrest Cemetery Columbarium. Visitation with the family will be held Friday, November 12, 2021 4-6pm at the church prior to the service.

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

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Obituary for Grace Lyons

Grace Marie Lyons, age 83 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Crossville.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 2204 Jarrell Ridge Rd, Clarksville, Tennessee at 12:00PM on Saturday, November 13th, with Bro. John Richardson officiating. Mac Brown, Brandon Brown, Mark Slezak, Eddie Slezak, Mel Besher, and Emery Besher will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday, from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.

Mrs. Lyons was born on August 11, 1938 in Marquand, Missouri to the late John & Effie Gromer Besher. Grace worked many different jobs and loved to care for others. She loved to travel and especially enjoyed seeing God’s creation. Spring flowers brought her joy and she also loved the colors of Fall. Her love of music started as a small child and extended to the end of her life. She especially loved southern gospel, bluegrass and classic country music. To say that she loved her family would be an understatement. If anyone was in need she would show up at the door with a smile and a giving heart. She attended Mt. Hermon Baptist Church of Clarksville as well as Central Baptist Church of Crossville. Her love for the Lord radiated from her soul even when her memory faded.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jay Lyons; siblings, Dolly “Faye” Theise, Raymond Besher, Melvin “PeeWee” Besher; grandson, Austin J.W. Adams; granddaughter, Jessica D. Slezak; and nephew, Dusty Besher.

She is survived by her children, Glenda (Mac) Brown, Eddie (Sherry) Slezak, Ricky (Debbie) Slezak, Mark (Cindy) Slezak, and Misty (Robert) Adams; grandchildren, Tiffany (Joshua) Heavener, floral squareBrittany Lewis, Brandon Brown, Nikki (Matt) Pavlick, Laura (Zach) Swarr, Brie (Trent) Crews, Courtney Schaeffler, Brian Slezak, Marlita (Brandon) Davis, Brandon Bellar, Bethany (Jonathan) Bratcher, Dakota Thrash-Slezak, Dillon Adams; twenty one great-grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

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

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Obituary for Peggy Ann Wheeler Alley

Peggy Ann Wheeler Alley, 80, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday November 1, 2021, at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Memorial services were conducted Saturday November 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Kenneth Massey and Tim Harris officiating. The family received friends on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Peggy was born September 24, 1941, in Madison to the late Fred and Margaret Draper Wheeler. She was a graduate of Goodlettsville High School Class of 1959. She played basketball during her high school years, and her team won the NIL Championship her Senior year. Peggy was a retired Vice President with the former Bank of Goodlettsville and was a member of Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She loved gardening, being at home and cooking, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Leslie Alley, whom she would be married to for 62 years this December, by her daughter: Angela Anderson Ramsey and husband Mark of Springfield, by her brother: Tommy Wheeler and wife Donna of Hendersonville, by her sisters: Patsy Nixon and husband Karl of Goodlettsville, Vickie Slate and husband Mark of Oxford, MS, by her grandchildren: Ashley floral squareLansing, Abbey Anderson, Chase Ray, Markie Ramsey Sneed, Natasha Ramsey, and Austin Anderson, and by her great grandchildren: Parker and Darby Lansing.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in Peggy’s memory to Alive Hospice in Nashville and may 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 Brenda Waits

Brenda May Waits, age 73 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021 at her grandson’s home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Thursday, November 11, with Bro. John Denham officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Clarksville with Terry Duke, Sean Romero, Bubba Baker, and Brandon Baker serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8PM and again on Thursday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Waits was born on May 7, 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Estil Baker & Christine Baker Hendrickson. She worked as a waitress for many years while taking care of her family. She loved working in her yard and flower garden. Brenda loved her family, especially her grandchildren and she had a heart of gold for everyone. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a grandson, Marcus Romero and a brother Jerry Lee Baker.

floral squareSurvivors include her sons, Terry (Noonie) Duke, Sean (Roxanne) Romero, & Raymond Romero; daughter, Angie (Wayne) Baker; brother, John (Terry) Baker; sisters, Faye Maxwell & Pamela Parman; grandchildren, Melissa Wolfe, Steven “Bubba” Baker, Brandon Baker, Kayla Hester, and Sheree Romero; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for James Howard Davidson

Age 48 of White House passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021 at his home. He was born May 20, 1973 in Nashville, TN to Kenneth Warren & Billye Bader Davidson. He was a 1992 graduate of Hendersonville High School. He worked in the maintenance department for The Mint. He enjoyed camping and cooking and smoking on the grill. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill Davidson and John Davidson.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Davidson, White House, TN; sons, Chris (Adreanna) Helms, Portland, TN and Hunter Helms, Ft. Walton Beach, FL; brother, Bob (Melissa) Davidson, Columbus, OH; grandchild, Wesley Helms; four nephews, John and Ryan Davidson, Mt. Juliet, TN, Devlon Hennessy and Aiden Davidson, both of Columbus, OH; niece, Kiara Hennessy, Nashville, TN.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 12 noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Bill Petty officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Tuesday, November 9, 2021 5-9pm and Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Bobby Ray Brewington

Bobby Ray Brewington, age 84, of Greenbrier, passed away Friday, November 5, 2021 at NHC Springfield.

Military Graveside services will be conducted Monday, November 8, 2021 at 12:30 pm in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Brother Jerry Heflin officiating.

Visitation will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 10am-12pm.

Mr. Brewington was born May 18, 1937 in Adams, TN to the late Ernest Dudley and Sarah Gill Brewington. He was a former Plant Manager at Gates Rubber Company.

In addition to his parents Mr. Brewington is preceded in death by a son, Robert Brewington; and a great granddaughter, Lydia Norris.

floral squareMr. Brewington is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Oleen Brinkley Brewington; son, Roger Brewington (Lori); daughter-in-law, Carrie Brewington; foster daughter, Gabrielle Stevens; 5 grandchildren, Johnsie Holt, Lindsey Norris, Destiny Brewington, Kaleigh Duncan, and Jackson Brewington; 2 great grandchildren, Christopher Norris and Walker Holt; a sister, Patsy Fulps (Harold); and several nieces and nephews.

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

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Obituary for Sue Jones

Age 74 of Gallatin passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was born October 31, 1947 in Hartselle, Alabama to James & Mildred Hall Hamilton. She worked as a bookkeeper for Dixie Motors before her retirement. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Theron Hamilton.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Mike Jones; son, Chase (Tonya) Jones, both of Gallatin, TN; 4 grandchildren, Ashley Jones, Breanna Jones, Erika Hodges and Kayla Danielle Herman; great-grandchild, Addysen Lawson; sister-in-law, Charlotte Hamilton, Decatur, AL; nephew, Bret (Georganne) Hamilton, Hixson, TN; special cousin, Jan (Steve) Thomas, Dallas, TX.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cross Plains, TN with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Earl Beasley, Sr.

Earl Landon Beasley, Sr., age 84, of Greenbrier, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at his home.

Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 5-8pm. A private graveside service was held Saturday, November 6, 2021 with Pastor John Hitz officiating. Burial followed with Mr. Beasley’s grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Beasley was born October 2, 1937 in Lawrenceburg, TN to the late Clarence E. and Anna Belle Blessing Beasley. He worked as a foreman at Gates Rubber Company and was a member of the Gideon United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents Mr. Beasley is preceded in death by his sister, Aldene Lance and his son-in-law, William Troy Cobb.

floral squareMr. Beasley is survived by his wife of 62 years, DeLois Huddleston Beasley; sons and daughter-in-law, Earl and Cheryl Beasley and Gary Dean Beasley; daughters and son-in-law, Dedra Lynn and Bill Hickman and Sharon Kay Cobb; sister, Patricia “Pat” Land; sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Richard Howell; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Jeremy James Leggett

Age 27 of Cottontown passed away Monday, November 1, 2021 in Franklin, KY. He was born February 5, 1994 in Nashville, TN to James Peter & Kimberly Etchebarren Leggett. Jeremy was a 2012 graduate of Station Camp High School and was employed as an auto mechanic for Nissan in Bowling Green, KY. He enjoyed playing video games, fishing, listening to music, cooking and watching scary movies. He loved baseball, his 3 dogs and was an avid Las Vegas Raiders fan. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Andrew Etchebarren.

He is survived by his mother, Kim Knight, Cottontown, TN; father and step-mother, Jim (Julie) Leggett, Hendersonville, TN; fiance’, Katrina Gautsche, Franklin, KY; maternal grandmother, Aggie Etchebarren, CA; paternal grandparents, Peter and Carol Leggett, Gallatin, TN; sister, Briana Leggett (Celso Medina), Cottontown, TN; step-sister, Chelsea (Justin) Beegle, TX; aunt, Lisa Etchebarren, Chino Hills, CA; uncle, Keith (Jennifer) Leggett, CA; cousins, Sophie and Thomas Leggett; two nieces; one nephew.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Monday, November 8, 2021 at 5pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Willie Aceveda officiating. Visitation with the family is planned for Monday, November 8, 2021 1pm until the hour 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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Arrangements for Patrick O. Smith

Family Visitation was Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:30am – 11:00am. Memorial Service followed at 11:00 Am at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home 1800 John L Patterson St Springfield, TN 37172.

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

Full obituary to be published soon.

Keep the Smith family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Arrangements for Catherine Q. Gardner

Catherine Queenell Pitt Gardner was born October 9, 1928 to the union of the late Granville Pitt, Sr., and the late Mattie Washington Pitt in Robertson County, Tennessee. She departed this life and entered her eternal rest on October 30, 2021. Catherine was affectionately known to her family and friends as “Mama Cat” and “Tickie.”

She was educated in the Robertson County School System and graduated from Bransford High School in 1951.

Catherine accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized under the leadership of Reverend W.D. Crowder and was the oldest original member of the Greater South Baptist Church. She served faithfully on the Usher Board for many years and often beautified the Church with curtains and decorations in the Dining Hall
She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Robert Lee Gardner on January 26, 1962. To this union, nine children were born. Three preceded her in death, Danny, Deborah and Teresa.

She is also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tiffany Gardner; sisters, Maggie Daniels, Obera Wilson, Maxcine Scott and Maceo Pitt; a brother, Granville Pitt, Jr.; and nephew, Jerry Pitt that she raised as her son.

Catherine had a very sweet and loving spirit. She was very giving and was always helping others. Catherine enjoyed cooking, sewing, decorating and taking care of her family. She loved to share her special dishes of turnip greens, homemade chow -chow, and banana pudding with her family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her children: Janet (Will) Woodard, Robert Gardner, Charles Gardner, Wanda Gardner, Johnny (Lynell) Gardner, and Deidra Mitchell; ten grandchildren: Frederick Gardner, Katina Jones, Danielle Walker, LaCresha Wilson, Brandy Gunter, Ashley Hyde, Meagan Gardner, Ashley Woodson, Tramale Hyde, and Jonnel Gardner; nineteen great-grandchildren; godson, John Baker, Jr.; special friends: Nathaniel Chatman, Terry Shannon, Christine Williams, Bonita Cantrell, Mary Cross, Martha Winrow, Gloria Fort and a host of cousins, other family and friends.

Viewing, Visitation, and Funeral was Saturday, November 3, 2021 at Greater South Baptist Church with Pastor Samuel Stratton, Eulogy and Officiant; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Keep the Gardner family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Wanda Fay Ledford Murray

Wanda Fay Ledford Murray, 69, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday October 29, 2021, at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday November 15th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Middle Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday November 15th from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Murray was born October 27, 1952, in Springfield to the late William Edward and Callie Mildred Self Ledford. She was a retired cook and had worked at many of Springfield’s restaurants throughout the years. She was a member of South Haven Baptist Church. Mrs. Murray loved playing BINGO, fishing, writing poems, listening to gospel music, and watching gospel preaching on TV. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: David Ray Murray, and by her siblings: Jeannette Gill and Billy Ledford.

floral squareMrs. Murray is survived by her sons: Kevin Dewayne Casey of Nashville and William Anthony Rose of Clarksville, by her sister: Alma Gail Ledford of Springfield, by her 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, by her nieces: Carolyn Gill of Springfield, Callie Lemmons of White House, and by her nephews: Eddie Gill of Springfield, Michael Gill of Springfield, and Billy Wayne Ledford.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Jimmy R.L. Oliver

Jimmy R.L. Oliver, age 87 of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Dakota Norris officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with A.J. Johnson, Bradley Johnson, Clint Taylor, Cole Taylor, Tyler Oliver, Dustin Leding, Ryan Drake, and Lee Rader serving as pallbearers, and honorary pallbearer Terry Oliver. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 until 8 PM and Wednesday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Jimmy was born May 24, 1934 to the late Charlie and Susie Bennett Oliver. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. His work in life was being an electrician. He enjoyed Nascar, mowing and taking care of his lawn, football, and baseball. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Terry Oliver, 5 brothers, and 5 sisters.

floral squareMr. Oliver is survived by his wife of over 68 years, Shirley Oliver of Greenbrier; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Joey Johnson of Springfield, Karen Knight of Cross Plains, and Connie and Jeff Taylor of White House; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Donya Oliver of Ridgetop; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren with 1 on the way.

The family ask that those attending the visitation and funeral service to please wear a mask.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Merrily Moss

Former community activist Merrily Ann (McKinley) Moss died October 31, 2021, in Nashville. She was 78 years old.

Mrs. Moss was homebound for several years after toxic fumes she inhaled in the workplace cost her much of her ability to be physically active. Until then, she was well-known as a volunteer for various civic and church activities – to include service as president of the Montgomery County and Cheatham County chapters of the American Cancer Society, when she organized the first of the area’s popular Love Lights A Tree fundraisers, and, while she was employed by the Clarksville Police Department, organized the first Kids Day Run for elementary school children in Montgomery County.

Mrs. Moss was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., the daughter of C.R. “Irish” McKinley and Marcella Piper McKinley. Survivors include her two children, Max E. Moss, Jr., and his wife Terri, of Stigler, OK and Karen Sue McIntyre and her husband Mike, of Nashville, her sister Susan Hayes, of Evansville, IN., four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 59 years, Max Moss, Sr., in 2020.

Mrs. Moss was a graduate of Richmond High School in Indiana, attended Indiana University, and successfully completed numerous government-related extension courses offered by the University of Tennessee. She was an avid photographer, loved to travel as much as her health would allow, and was passionate about Indiana University basketball, and national politics. She loved spending time with her children and their families, especially at Christmas.

Working full or part-time, she was a salesclerk, magazine circulation director, travel agent, lingerie store manager, and administrative assistant and traffic control coordinator for the Clarksville Police Department.

She was a former member of New Providence United Methodist Church in Clarksville and, since 1986, a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church.

floral squareA memorial service will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Friday, November 12 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Paul Edwards officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will be in Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, IN.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations might be made in her name to support the Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 2621 Church St., Pleasant View, TN 37146.

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

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Obituary for Ronnie Palmore

Ronald Dean “Ronnie” Palmore, age 56, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 at his home.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Steve Freeman officiating.

Visitation with the family was held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mr. Palmore was born August 27, 1965 in Cheatham County, TN to the late James Aaron and Margie Ann Starks Palmore. He worked as a logger.

floral squareMr. Palmore is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Samantha and Christopher Sisk; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donnie and Gaye Palmore and Tim and Tammy Palmore; nephews, Wesley Palmore, Bo Palmore and Caleb Palmore; and nieces, Alexis Palmore and Joy Nicholson.

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

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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 (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 Kenneth Douglas Curtis

Kenneth Douglas Curtis, 67, of Greenbrier, passed away on Friday September 3, 2021, at his home.

Memorial Service will be November 14th at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation will be November 14th from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 5:00 p.m. Bro. Cliff Jones will deliver the Eulogy.

Mr. Curtis was born March 7, 1954, in Westmoreland to the late Douglas and Juanita Howell Curtis. He was retired from Ford Glass, he attended Greenfield Missionary Baptist Church in Greenbrier, and was a member of the Ham Radio Club.

Mr. Curtis was a Civil War reenactor, a Sky Diving instructor with right at 1000 jumps himself. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid supporter of the Wounded Warriors and Tunnel to Towers organizations. He is survived by his wife: Diana Pyland Curtis of floral squareGreenbrier, by his daughter: Victoria Lynne Sloan of Greenbrier, by his brother: Mike (Mimi) Curtis of Mississippi, by his brother-in-law: Donald Wayne Pyland of Goodlettsville, by his nephew: John Douglas (Nichole) Curtis of Nashville, by his aunt: Era Mae (Thomas) Gregory of Gallatin, by his uncle: Don (Alice) Curtis of Gallatin, and by numerous friends, cousins, and church friends.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Curtis’s memory to either Wounded Warriors or Tunnel to Towers.

Arrangements entrusted to Family Heritage Funeral Home – Gallatin

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Obituary for Ronnie Joseph Keith

Ronnie Joseph Keith, age 73 of Orlinda, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center.

Graveside services were conducted at Cross Plains Cemetery in Cross Plains on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 2:00 PM with Tim Harris officiating. The family received friends on Sunday from 10:00 AM until 1:15 PM at Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mr. Keith was born October 3, 1948 in Robertson County to the late Harrison and Lorine Eidson Keith. He loved to fish, work in his garden, and shoot pool. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Robertson Keith; and son, Sam Keith..

floral squareHe is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie Jason and Lisa Keith of Orlinda; brothers and sisters-in-law, Melvin and Martha Keith of Springfield, and David and Evelyn Keith of Springfield; daughter-in-law, Donna Keith of White House, grandchildren, Joseph Keith and James Aaron Jackson, and great-grandchildren; Peyton, Knox, and Ansley.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Jennifer Frank

Jennifer Nicole Frank, age 30 of Pleasant View, Tennessee formerly of Florida, passed away Friday, October 29, 2021 at her home.

Memorial services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Saturday, November 6th, with Life Point Church officiating.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Jennifer was born on March 19, 1991 in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was a catering consultant for Publix supermarket. Jennifer was a very crafty person, as she loved to buy old items and restore them back to a beautiful finish. She had a green thumb and loved to take care of her plants. Jennifer loved her two dogs, Toby and Max, and her cat, Daisy. Her family meant everything to her.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Frank; father and step-mother, Steven (Marilyn) Peck; mother, Lisa Peck; sister, Angela floral squareMorris; her beloved dogs, Toby and Max; and her beloved cat, Daisy.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be donated at the following website: sarahcannon.com/about/sarah-cannon-fund.dot.

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

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Obituary for Kathryn Ann Planzer Goodman

On Friday, October 29, 2021, Kathryn Planzer Goodman of Adams, TN passed away at the age of 99. Kay was born on January 15, 1922 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Beulah Dixon Planzer and the late John Planzer.

Kay graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga, TN in 1940. She attended the Chattanooga Business School for 2 years.

Kay met her late husband, Fred Goodman while he was serving in the U.S. Calvary (Army) when she was 15 years old. Shortly after her high school graduation, they were married when she was 18 years old. They were married for over 60 years.

Fred retired from the Air Force after 27 years of a military career as a Lieutenant Colonel. Kay and Fred moved 28 times in the first 28 years of their married life. They lived in: Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; Atlanta, GA; Camp Blanding, FL; Camp Murphy, FL; Chattanooga, TN; Boca Raton, FL; Westover Field, Mass; Warner Robins, GA; Mobile, AL; Frankfurt, Germany; San Antonio, TX; Seneca Lake, NY; Glendale, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; Wichita Falls, TX; and the last move to Adams, TN in 1963.

Kay served the Lord faithfully as the church pianist and church clerk for Red River Baptist Church of Adams, TN for over 50 years. She was a member of the Adams Women’s Club and the Robertson County Baptist Association Senior Group.

At 91 years of age, Kay moved to Oak Point Assisted Living of Adams, TN where she lived the rest of her life. Kay’s family appreciates the dedication and care she received from the staff and friends at Oak Point.

Kay is preceded in death by her: mother, father, husband and sister, Wilma Planzer Crissman.

Kay is survived by her daughters, Lisa Fitzgerald (Brad) and Angie Demuth (Robert); nephew and niece, David and Beverly Goodman; niece, Cathy Crissman (Steve); nephews, Ed Crissman and Gene Davidson; and other family members.

A special Thank You to Beverly and David Goodman for all the love and special things they did for their Aunt Kay over the years.

floral squareGraveside services for Mrs. Goodman were conducted at 11am Monday, November 1, 2021 in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams, TN with Pastor Bill Bruce and Mr. Tim Henson officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Fisherman’s Charity of Adams, TN.

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

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Obituary for Freda Coleman

Freda Ann Coleman, age 77 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, died Thursday, October 28, 2021 at St. Thomas Rutherford.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Monday, November 1st, with Bro. Johnny Trail officiating. Burial followed at 2:00PM in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville with her grandsons, Sloan and Peyton Branam, and Matthew, Nathan, and Noah Trail serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 31st from 2:00PM until 6:00PM and again on Monday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mrs. Coleman was born on November 29th, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Grover & Mary Holler Cavender. She was a Homemaker who was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, J.C. Cavender; and sister, Eleanor Read.

Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Tom Coleman; daughters, Chara (William “Bud”) Branam, Jada (Johnny) Trail, and Bree Coleman; grandchildren, Sloan, Peyton, and Rylee Branam, and Matthew, Nathan, and Noah Trail; and niece, Ginger Read.

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

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Obituary for Ralph Hollingsworth

Ralph Dunn Hollingsworth, age 87, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 1, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Dr. David Evans and Brother Martin Babb officiating. Burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with Ronnie Hollingsworth, Jerry Dozier, Michael Hollingsworth, Justin Hollingsworth, Chris Hollingsworth, Blake Hollingsworth, Gavin Hollingsworth, Jack Hollingsworth and Andy Mason serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mr. Hollingsworth was born October 26, 1934 in Barren Plains to the late James “Pete” and Dottsie Dunn Hollingsworth. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the co-owner and operator of Hollingsworth Tire and Fuel until his retirement. He was a long-time member of the Springfield Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. He also enjoyed his years of being a Mason and earned his 32nd Degree. He loved fishing and his family.

In addition to his parents Mr. Hollingsworth is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Joyce Blankenship Hollingsworth, his brother, Jimmy Hollingsworth, and his sister, Christine Dozier.

Mr. Hollingsworth is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Lee and Betsy Hollingsworth and Glenn Mark and Debbie Hollingsworth; brother, Glenn Hollingsworth; grandchildren, Michael (Michelle) Hollingsworth, Chris (Jessica) Hollingsworth, floral squareVictoria Hollingsworth, Justin (Laura) Hollingsworth, Blake (Kimberly) Hollingsworth and Laura Kaye (Allan) Crawford.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Baptist Church or to the Open Door Pregnancy Center. 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 Ronnie Arms

Ronnie Lee Arms, age 63, of Adams, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Tennova Hospital in Clarksville.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Pastor Al Hodges and Brother Jake Townsend officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery with Aaron Neiderhiser, Jacob Head, Skeeter Johnson, Tyler Wallace, Drew Wallace and Nathan Wallace serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Whitey Deep, Troy Feltner, Steve Senn and Keith Morris.

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

Mr. Arms was born January 5, 1958 in Robertson County to the late Claudie L. and Annie Louise Stuard Arms. He worked as a drywall finisher and was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

In addition to his parents Mr. Arms is preceded in death by his brothers, Ricky Arms and Jeffery Arms; and his sisters, Mackie Morrow and Barbara Arms.

Mr. Arms is survived by his wife of 44 years, Margaret Markham Arms; sons; Adam Arms and David (Shannon) Arms; daughters, Beth (Aaron) Neiderhiser and Katie Arms; brother, Jeff (Bobbi Ann) Arms; brother-in-law, Willie Morrow; sister, Judy (Warren) floral squareWallace; and grandchildren, Mason, Case, Levi, Charlotte, Ridge and Stratton.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Harmony Baptist Church Building 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 Jimmy Lee Pratt

Age 77 of Cottontown passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at his home. He was born January 8, 1944 in Nashville, TN. He worked as a carpenter for Bobby Ragsdale before his retirement. He enjoyed deer hunting, working on cars and fishing.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Alice Pratt; 2 sisters, 4 brothers. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Virginia Pratt; sons, Gary Pratt, Gary Damron and Matthew Rogers, all of Cottontown, TN, David (Joyce Ann) Benoit, SC; daughters, Stacie Scott, Cottontown, TN, Donna Sue Garton, Gallatin, TN, Jolene Evans, Franklin, KY and Angela Fuentes, Hermitage, TN; brothers, Danny (Barbara) Bentley, Ashland City, TN and Eddie Bentley, Nashville, TN; sisters, Diane (Larry) Kephart, Nashville and Helen Cole, Nunley, TN; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was held Monday, November 1, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Doug Lee officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Monday, November 1, 2021 10am-2pm 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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