In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week November 8, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week November 8, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Nov. 2 – Nov. 8, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for David Young

David Young, age 70 of the Owens Chapel community in Springfield, died Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Donnie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jonathon Young, Todd Bilyeu, Timmy Fugate, Paul Wayne Young, Corey Braswell, Johnny “Bubba” Pentecost, Montana Honaker and Dallas Honaker serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 until 8 PM and Thursday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Young was born March 6, 1950 in Greenbrier to the late Charlie and Carrie Hulsey Young. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was retired from Wylie Steel after 44 years of service. David had several hobbies including collecting belt buckles, knives, and guns. He enjoyed spending time doing iron works and metal works and working with his Belgian horses and wagons and also trail riding. One of his favorite things was feeding his neighbors with all the food he grew in his garden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 8 brothers and 1 sister.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Norma Young of Springfield; son, David Brian Young of Springfield; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Ann and Jonathan Honaker of Springfield; and grandchildren, Lexani Young, Brianna Young, Jonathon Young, Montana Honaker, and Dallas Honaker.

The family suggest, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 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 Deanie Darleen Frazier

Deanie Darleen Frazier, 87, of White House, died Saturday, November 7,2020 at Waters of Robertson. Her wishes were to be cremated, and the family will hold a service at a later date.

Deanie Frazier was born on May 11, 1933 to the late Jesse and Gertrude Stanley. Mrs. Frazier enjoyed crocheting, attending church when she was able, studying the bible, cooking, and dolls. She had a green thumb and could sell just about anything. She was a telephone operator for AT&T.

floral squareShe is survived by her sons; James Michael Peek of Springfield, Terry Wayne Peek of Oklahoma, Kenneth Brent Peek of Springfield, Robert William Peek of Oklahoma, Daniel Carl Bir of Smyrna, and Joseph Tracy Chotner of Illinois, her daughter; Carolyn Joyce Rice of Springfield, 25 Grandchildren, and 15 Great Grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Lee Ronald Thompson

Lee Ronald Thompson, 82, of Springfield, TN passed away on Thursday November 5, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday November 14th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home, with Brother David Harbison officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Slayden Family Cemetery in Cumberland Furnace, TN. Kevin Slayden, Timothy Slayden, Matthew Thompson, Heath Read, and Joseph Shown will be serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday November 13th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. Thompson was born June 24, 1938 in Medina, OH. He grew up in Huntington, IN. and attended Purdue University before relocating to Evansville, IN in 1964. Mr. Thompson was a former Livestock Inspector for the USDA before beginning as an apprentice at South Central Communications in Evansville, IN. After a 41-year career, Mr. Thompson retired as the Vice President of Engineering for the company. For many years he operated sound equipment at his home church in Evansville, and he enjoyed singing in the choir. He most recently was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. Mr. Thompson also loved fishing and camping.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Thompson Slayden. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Jetmore Thompson; by his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Jill Thompson of Pleasant View; by his grandchildren Robert Slayden, Tim Slayden, Rebekah Thompson, Matthew Thompson, and Erica Thompson; and by his three great-grandchildren, Amory Thompson, Piper Thompson, and Margo Thompson.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Yvonne Drake

Yvonne Ford Drake, age 84, of Goodlettsville and formerly of Robertson County, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12 Noon in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Brother David Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Dalton Morgan, Isaac Marshall, Jayden Marshall, Chris Ford and Chase Ford serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Mrs. Drake’s nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 10am until the hour of service at 12 Noon.

Mrs. Drake was born September 9, 1936 in the Martins Chapel Community to the late William Herschel and Mary Ellis Ford and was a graduate of Greenbrier High School. She worked as a medical records clerk and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Drake is preceded in death by her husband, Marshall F. Drake, Sr., daughter, Georgie Leota Drake and her brothers, Raybon Herschel Ford and Charles B. Ford. Mrs. Drake is survived by her son, Marshall F. Drake, Jr. of floral squareGoodlettsville; daughters, Bonnie C. Drake and Sheila C. Drake, both of Greenbrier; brother, George Richard (Shirley) Ford of Greenbrier; and sisters, Mary Katherine (Herbert Duane) Parker of Greenbrier and Betty Faye (Max) Deaton of Spartanburg, SC.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer’s Association. 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 Sharon Blair

Sharon Lynn Blair, Age 64 of White House passed away, Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was born October 8, 1956 in Nashville, TN to James Alexander & Margaret Lois Smith Hardison. She worked as an insurance claims processor for Caterpillar Financial. She enjoyed bargain shopping, traveling and watching the birds, especially hummingbirds. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Larry Hardison; brother-in-law, Malcolm McIntyre.

She is survived by her son, Steven (Aubrey) Blair, Smyrna, TN; daughter, Kristy (Eric) Thompson, White House, TN; brother, Allen Hardison, Murfreesboro, TN; sisters, LaVon McIntyre, White House, TN, Brenda Hernden, Bradenton, FL and Patty (Charlie) Brown, White House, TN; 5 grandchildren, Destany, Bailey, Savannah, Haylee and Elijah.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 6pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Maury Buchanan officiating. A private family inurnment will follow at a later date in White House Memorial Gardens. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4-6pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Celebrate Recovery Program of Temple Baptist Church 117 Marlin Road White House, TN 37188

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

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Obituary For Frances L. Daniel Johnson

Frances L. Daniel Johnson, 87, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Friday, November 6, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services (for immediate family only due to Covid) will be conducted Tuesday, November 10th at 10:00 a.m. at Sykes Funeral Home in Clarksville, TN. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville, TN.

Frances was born on August 27, 1933 in Carthage, TN to the late John & Ruby (Goolsby) Daniel. At the time of her death she was a beloved member of McFerrin Missionary Baptist Church in Madison, TN.

Frances married the love of her life, Willard Carthell Johnson, when she was 17 years old. Eleven short days later, he was shipped out to serve the Army in the Korean War for 18 months. While in Korea, he was called by the Lord to preach. Upon his return home, they settled into married life and he went on to pastor five congregations while she served as a faithful preacher’s wife.

Carthell and Frances enjoyed 39 loving years of marriage before his passing in 1990. During their marriage they raised three daughters: Cathy (David) Valdez, Deborah Johnson and Temesa (Michael) Parker. Also surviving are her grandchildren: Jeremy Fountain, Katrina (Gerald) Davis, Tori Parker, Mike Parker and Matthew Parker. Great Grandchildren: Dylan Clay, Gerald Davis III and Tyler Davis. Aunt: Shirley Goolsby Rodgers. As well as many loving nieces, nephews, and in-laws from the Johnson family. In addition to her parents and husband, she is proceeded in death by her sister: Patricia Faye Wilson.

floral squareFrances loved to sing gospel hymns and play piano but more than anything she loved to spread the word of God and gave Him thanks in all that she did, every day. Countless family and friends referred to her as an angel on Earth. She was God-loving, steadfast, joyful, soft-spoken and kind-hearted. She always had a reassuring smile on her face and a prayer offered for everyone that she encountered. For all who knew her, she made life special.

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Arrangements entrusted to Sykes Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Betty Lee Adams Gamble

Betty Lee Adams Gamble, age 76, passed away peacefully on Friday November 6, 2020 at her home. Graveside services will be conducted on Monday November 9th at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakland Cemetery with Dr. Eric Taylor of Cedar Hill Baptist Church and her nephew, Curtis Adams, officiating. Pallbearers will be Ricky Harris, Billy Joe Jackson, Ty Jackson, Farris Gillotti, John Bailey Hutchison, Bobby McKinney, Joe Donoho, and Jerry McCreary. Honorary pallbearers will be the Jimmy Crawford Sunday School class at Cedar Hill Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Betty was born February 8, 1944 in Springfield to the late Bailey and Annie Gezley Adams. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1962. That same year, just three days shy of her eighteenth birthday, she eloped to Alabama to marry the love her life, William “Bill” Harold Gamble, who survives her. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage, raising two daughters: Kecia Harris (Ricky) and Celeste Jackson (Billy Joe) all of Cedar Hill. Also surviving are her three beautiful grandchildren: Bailey Scoggin, Ty Jackson, and Abbie Lee Jackson all of Cedar Hill and her step-grandchildren: Craig (Janna) Harris of Springfield and Lauren (Tim) Humphrey of Hendersonville. She treasured her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters: Mary Lou Matthews and Peggy Gillotti, and by her brothers: Billy and Jerry Adams.

Betty was of the Baptist faith, being baptized at the age of twelve at North Springfield Baptist Church and soon after marriage, moving her membership to Cedar Hill Baptist Church, where she was a faithful member and servant for over 50 years. She served in different capacities but mostly she could be found in the kitchen preparing meals. Cooking was her way to show love and care to others. She always enjoyed hosting friends and family at her table and she always had enough food to feed and army.

Betty started working at an early age around town at French’s Dry Cleaners, Ben Franklin’s Five & Dime, and Clinard’s Drug Store. In 1970, she started working at F.H. Lawson making camper stoves. That company changed names many times over the next 38 years that she worked there, including: Tappan, WCI, Frigidaire, and Electrolux. While there, she was a team player on the volleyball team and on the first industrial softball league team. She retired in 2008, leaving behind many good memories and wonderful friends, who were more like family to her.

Betty loved to cook and keep an immaculate house, but she also loved to be outdoors. She loved working alongside Billy in the yard and garden, growing flowers, and feeding the birds .She also enjoyed traveling in their camper and fishing, going to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass music festivals, and watching UT football and basketball. Everyone that knew her, knew she was always doing something! Even when she became unable to “do” anymore, she never once complained. Instead, she did everything she could to lessen the burden on her family and friends. Betty battled cancer twice since 2015, undergoing major surgery, procedures, and treatments. Cancer tried to extinguish her light, yet it did the opposite, it made it even brighter. She was determined not to let cancer diminish her spirit. Because of her strong faith, she was always able to find joy in life, even in the most difficult circumstances and she lived with gratitude each day.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, she wishes for donations to be made to Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Oncology/Hematology Child Life Department, where her grandson Ty works as a child life specialist, to help ease the burden of childhood cancers. 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 Bobby Dean Sneed

Bobby Dean Sneed, 83, of Springfield, passed away on Friday November 6, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday November 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Owen officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Justin Johnson, Adam Schreiber, Tyler Sneed, Conner Sneed, Tommy Logsdon, Josh Groves, Jeremiah Johnson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Pinson, Nolan Blick, and Ronnie Cope. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Sneed was born October 19, 1937 in Ohio to the late Robert M. “Bob” and Hazel Smith Sneed. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Mr. Sneed retired from farming, and through the years he had also worked at Gates Rubber, was a mail carrier, and worked in logging. He enjoyed looking for ginseng, hunting, fishing, spending time with his kids and grandkids, traveling, eating out with family and friends, and having game night, especially playing and winning Left, Right, Center.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law: Bill Johnson, by his brothers: Bill and Roger Sneed, and by his sisters: Betty Trotter, Sheree Sneed, Carolyn Jernigan, and Sue Freeman. Mr. Sneed is survived by his wife of 63 years: Jackie Benton Sneed of Springfield, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Buddy Sneed and Jackie Adams of Springfield, Bobby “Toodle” and Melissa Sneed of Springfield, David Lynn and Barbara Sneed of floral squareSpringfield, by his daughters: Vickie Johnson of Springfield and Debbie Boyd of Springfield, by his brothers: Ricky (Linda) Sneed of Springfield, R.L. Sneed of Austin, KY, by his sisters: Charlotte Belt of Springfield, Diane (Cordell) Roberts of Franklin, KY, Teeney Pitt of Orlinda, by his 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Association

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Martha Burr Jackson Wilks

Martha Burr Jackson Wilks, 93, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday November 2, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Friday November 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Dianne Coppock and Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Palestine Cemetery with Jackson Wilks, Gage Wilks, Tommy Wilks, Brent Tate, Neal Fisher, and T.C. Groves serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Martha was born July 6, 1927 in Franklin, KY. She was a member of the DAR in Franklin, KY and was a member of Palestine United Methodist Church. Martha taught piano and oil painting for many years. She majored in music during college. The number of students that sat under her instruction was countless. She served as a former Music Director at Springfield First United Methodist Church for many years. She was currently playing piano at Palestine United Methodist Church, as she had for the past 30 years. Ms. Martha also played at different times of her life at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, St. Michael’s and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic churches, Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church, as well as many other churches and events. In the past few years, it was a highlight of her week going and playing at Morningside of Springfield.

floral squareMartha was preceded in death by her husband: Albert Wilks, Jr., and her son: Jan Jackson Wilks. She is survived by her grandsons: Chris (Jennifer) Wilks and Norman (Ashley) Wilks both of Springfield, and by her great grandchildren: Jackson Wilks, Mackenzie Wilks, Gage Wilks, and Lacey Wilks.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in Martha’s memory to Palestine United Methodist Church.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Bobby Joe Baldwin

Bobby Joe Baldwin, 82, of White House, passed away on Monday November 2, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted Friday November 6th at 11:00 a.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Tim Hughes officiating. Pallbearers will be Gary Greene, Ronnie Baldwin, Donnie Baldwin, Bobby Haun, and Jackie Brothers. The family will receive friends on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mr. Baldwin was born September 9, 1938 in Robertson County to the late Norman Willard and Mary Anna Williams Baldwin. He was a retired warehouse technician with Peterbilt, was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in Elkton, KY, and was a member of the Whites Creek Masonic Lodge. Mr. Baldwin enjoyed playing his guitar, riding his four wheeler, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Cynthia Lanette Baldwin Greene, by his brother: William H. Baldwin, and by his grandson: William Gary Greene.

Mr. Baldwin is survived by his wife of 62 years: Sarah Cooper Baldwin of White House, by his grandchildren: Jessica Donna Chalfant, Sarah Nicole Chastain, and Brittany Marie Greene, by his floral squareson-in-law: Gary Greene of Portland, and by his three great grandchildren.

The family suggest that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Baldwin’s memory to Gospel Assembly Church in Elkton, KY. 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 Hester Lee Duke

Hester Lee Duke, 86, of Goodlettsville, passed away on Monday November 2, 2020 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday November 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the Springhill Baptist Church in Ridgetop with Reverend James Jett and Reverend Jim Woodard officiating. Interment will follow in Springhill Cemetery in Ridgetop with Jason Mayes, Alex Duke, Chris Duke, Brian Duke, Kevin Duke, Jr., Bobby Winterheld, and Bryan Walden serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Raymond Doss Sunday School class at Hopewell Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Springhill Baptist Church in Ridgetop.

Mr. Duke was born December 5, 1933 in Springfield to the late Cordell G. and Tinsie Sircy Duke. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was retired from Management with the former Atlantic Envelope Company. Mr. Duke was a member of Springhill Baptist Church in Ridgetop, for many years, where he served as a deacon. He later moved his membership to Hopewell Baptist Church. He was a member of the VFW 6993 in Goodlettsville and had served as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Charles Wade and Cordell Duke, Jr., and by his sister: Reba McClanahan.

Mr. Duke is survived by his wife of 63 years: Joyce Williams Duke, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Tony and Peggy Duke of Goodlettsville, Terry and Sally Duke of Greenbrier, Kevin and Kelly Duke of Greenbrier, by his brother: James Duke of Castalian floral squareSprings, by his grandchildren: Misty Duke, Tonie Duke, Alex (Katie) Duke, Christopher Duke, Brian Duke, Chrissy (Bryan) Walden, Kevin (Tarra) Duke, Jr., Elizabeth (Bobby) Winterheld, and by his 12 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell Baptist Church Mission Fund.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Camela Harris

Camela Keithchelle Harris was born in Springfield, TN on July 13, 1982 to Pamela Faye Harris and Keith Dowlen. Camela was the oldest and only girl of her mother’s five children.

She attended the public schools in Springfield, TN (Robertson County) until her mother moved their family to Nashville, TN. She was an active student in the Davidson County School system throughout her high school years. Camela was caring and outgoing. Her hobbies included cleaning and helping anyone she could. She was full of love and laughter. You were sure to smile if you ever encountered her. She constantly ate candy.

Camela professed a Love for CHRIST at an early age and was Baptized. She worked in customer service for many years. She also developed an interest in doing hair, so much so that a lot of friends, neighbors and family members kept her busy creating a unique hairstyle just for them. Camela, her mother Pam and her Granny (Eva Mai) shared a talent the entire family benefitted from… cooking! Camela enjoyed family gatherings where she happily prepared and served a specially made dish. She was known for making sure others ate, rather she prepared the meal herself or went to the Community Baptist Church where they feed the community every Wednesday. She would carry plates to whomever she thought could benefit from a healthy meal. She was known widely in the community as she would walk any and everywhere. Camela had a genuine love for people. She took the role of big cousin and turned it to big sister. She would not allow any children to step out of line nor to be disrespectful in any manner while in her presence. She just simply was not going to tolerate that.

She will be profoundly missed as her physical state has been put to rest. She leaves to cherish her Love and memory forever her five children, Quint Williams of Nashville TN, Tonnika Harris of Clarksville, TN, Jamia Harris, Pharrell Harris, and Tyonna Chatman all of Springfield, TN. One granddaughter Ava’Lyn Rose Marie Villagomez of Clarksville, TN. Her Mother Pamela Faye Taylor Harris proceeded her in death. Father, Keith Dowlen of Springfield, TN. Siblings: Norvelle Harris, Kevin Church, Tevin Harris all of Nashville, TN and her younger brother Carricus Bell Harris proceeded her in death. Grandparents Eva Harris (Granny) of Springfield, TN. Norvell Harris (Granddaddy) of Henderson, KY. Earl and Lucille Pope/Earl and Joella Dowlen proceeded her in death. Aunts; Carolyn Gibson (Kat) of Nashville, TN. Vivian Williams Pope of Springfield, TN. Blanche (Johnnie) Spikes of Fort Benning, GA, Chanda Petties proceeded her in death (Wife of James Petties), Fonda (Danny) Patterson of Phoenix, AZ, AiSheika (Sedric) Traughber of Springfield, TN. Uncles; Leslie Pope, DeMario Harris, Ewell (Tony) Harris of Springfield, TN. Cedric Harris of Henderson, KY. Tara Lewis, Dwanna Harris (Whom proceeded death) Godmother/cousin. Cousins who were more like siblings; Wikema Kennedy, Mikresha Turner, Sheika Peña, Lavonna Petties (Big Face) floral squareand Vinesha Petties who proceeded her in death, D’Angelo (D’lo), D’lonzo (Big), Zachary (Zack) Petties, Sed’Drickas Traughber all of Springfield. A host of cousins and friends

Visitation with the family was Saturday, October 7, with Memorial Service to follow at 1 pm at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Gardner, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Sheila Adams

Sheila Agerton Adams, age 77, of Adams, TN, passed peacefully Wednesday morning, November 4, 2020 at 2:04 am. No services are planned at this time.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Janet Marie Sullivan and her husband James William Adams.

She leaves behind a son David Adams of Moss Point, MS and a daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Timothy Brothers. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren, Jennifer Francis, Joseph Bigger, Shaun Bigger, Tabatha Dodson, Crystal McKissick, Tilena Weller and Sonya Teal, and was doubly blessed with 24 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

floral squareThroughout her life she enjoyed expressing herself through her talent and creativity by sewing, painting and ceramics. She was an avid reader and movie buff, and was a proud member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. She was loved and will be dearly missed.

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

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Obituary for William “Frank” Ellis

William Frank Ellis was born January 24, 1936 in Greenbrier, TN to William Wesley & Beatrice (Williams) Ellis. His only sibling was a sister who was stillborn named Martha Lillian.

Frank served in the Army National Guard from 1956-1958, as a tank gunner.

He spent many years selling welding supplies for Ash-McNeil. The 15 years before his retirement he worked for the United States Postal Service.

He married his beloved Sue Nelle, September 23, 1955. He adored her with his entire heart. The couple just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Together the couple had three children. Sue Ellen (the late Lester ) Stites, Joseph Kevin (Tina) Ellis, David Frank ( Stacey) Ellis.

His heart was the happiest when he was was home on the family farm. He spent his time farming, blacksmithing and taking care of his animals. He loved to share these skills with friends, family and anyone who would listen. He was often caught bragging about his large and tight knit family, telling people what a blessing they were to him.

Their three children blessed them with 9 grandchildren,
Rachel (Steven) Wilson, Joey Ellis, Rebecca (Chad) Clinard, Justin ( Shandry) Ellis, Jesse ( Danielle) Stites , Jeremy Ellis, Jason, Josh, Jared Ellis and bonus grandsons Derek (Kali) Adams and Justin ( Kristin ) Adams.

He was the proud great grandfather to 14.

floral squareKatie, Wes & Alie Wilson, Brookyln Ellis, Nash, Noah & Ella Clinard, Tucker Ellis, Jasper & Theo Ellis, Kenzie & Kole Adams, Karissa & Jayden Adams.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3pm, Saturday, November 7th at Greenbrier First Baptist Church in Greenbrier, TN with Rev. Nathan Washburn officiating. The family will receive friends from 1pm until the time of service at the church.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Brenda Pardue

Brenda Faye Ellis Pardue, age 73 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2 o’ clock pm on Friday, November 6th, with Bro. Billy Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at Heads Cemetery in Cedar Hill with Mark Ellis, Justin Bracey, Weston Bracey, Joey Ellis, Jon Boy Ellis, and James Thomas Walker serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8PM, Thursday, November 5th, and again on Friday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mrs. Pardue was born on January 12, 1947, in Springfield, Tennessee to the late J.R. “Trick” and Frances Shearon Ellis. She was a homemaker for many years and retired as the cafeteria manager at Coopertown Elementary School. She loved to work in her flower beds and was a member of Heads Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, George Kenneth “G.K.” Pardue; and a granddaughter, Judith Sloan Bracey.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughters, Lori (Tommy) Hayes and Jennifer (Jason) Ellis; grandchildren, Justin (Mary Margaret) Bracey, Weston Bracey, Alex Hayes, Joseph “Joey” (Rachel) Ellis, Jonathan “Jon Boy” Ellis, and Jessica Ellis; great- grandchildren, Leland Ervin, Justin Forrest Bracey, Coulter Bracey, Baylor Ellis, and Jake Ellis.

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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 Monroe Hal Farmer

Age 72 of Cross Plains, TN passed away Monday, November 2, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born November 20, 1947 in Dallas, TX to Clifton Clyde & Grace Louise Monaghan Farmer. He worked as a storekeeper for the State of Tennessee/Department of Safety before his retirement. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and had attended City Road United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carolyn Farmer, Cross Plains, TN; sons, Ron Farmer and Christopher Farmer, Sweden; brother, Clyde (Edith) Farmer, Seaglesville, TX; several grandchildren. A memorial service is floral squarescheduled for Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church at 2pm with Doug Lee and Jennifer Covington officiating.

Mr. Farmer’s remains were donated to the William M. Bass Forensic Anthropology Department at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for scientific research.

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

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Obituary for Dorothy Hyatt

Dorothy “Dot” Ann Hyatt, age 82, of Leesburg, FL and formerly of Springfield, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 6, 2020 at 12 Noon in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Joey Meyers officiating. Burial will follow in the Battle Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 12 Noon.

Mrs. Hyatt was born December 30, 1937 in Springfield to the late Harold and Eunice Maibelle Elliott Gower. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She liked crocheting, cross stitching, photography and traveling but especially loved her family.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Hyatt is preceded in death by her husband, James Edwin Hyatt, her brother, James Gower, her sister, floral squareBetty Dowlen, and her sons, Vernon Hyatt and Randall Hyatt.

Mrs. Hyatt is survived by her sons, Joe (June) Hyatt of Cedar Hill, Eddie (Annette) Hyatt of FL and Keith (Amy) Hyatt of FL; sister, Vernona (Duane) Elliott of Pleasant View; 6 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Theresa Ann Salm

Theresa Ann Salm, age 57 of Springfield, died Saturday, October 31, 2020 at her home. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM at South Haven Baptist Church with Brother Johnny Norton Officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 11:30 AM until the hour of service.

Ms. Salm was born December 2, 1962 in Evansville, IN to the late James Taylor and the late Shirley Flemming Kirkwood. She was an active member of South Haven Baptist Church and was an Animal Health Technician at Nashville Veterinary Specialty Hospital. She was an avid animal lover and loved to sew, make jewelry, and enjoyed scrapbooking.

floral squareTheresa is survived by her daughter, Christina Salm of Ridgecrest, CA; son, Michael Salm of Evansville, IN; granddaughter, Abigail Salm of Ridgecrest, CA; brother, Tom Taylor of Evansville, IN; special friends, Mary Nicholson, Carol Woodard, Cindy Norton, and Tammy Wright, all of Springfield; and many other friends in her church family.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Betty Carolyn McMillin Warren

Betty Carolyn McMillin Warren, 78, of Cross Plains, passed from this life on Sunday November 1, 2020 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday November 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the Milldale Chapel with Pastor Russ Noss officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Aaron Huff, Tony Huff, Josh Warren, Austin Parks, Jerry Aydelotte, and Keith Rediker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Scott, Will Ed Osborne, and Dan Green. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Milldale Chapel.

Mrs. Warren was born May 2, 1942 in Nashville to the late Fort and Leola Yates McMillin. She was a graduate of East Robertson High School Class of 1960. She was a homemaker but a farmer at heart. She drove the tractor and did anything else that needed done on the farm while she worked along side her late husband, Bruce Carrolle Warren. Mrs. Warren was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where she loved being a part of the Ladies Circle group. She was a member of the Robertson County Senior Citizen Center and very much loved the trips she was able to be a part of with that group. Her greatest hobbies were working on her family genealogy, spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and traveling. She had been to most every State in the United States at least twice, as well as traveling to many other foreign Countries.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister: Dot McMillin. Mrs. Warren is survived by her floral squarechildren: Marlin Warren of Cross Plains, Carol Warren of Springfield, and Roger Warren of Cross Plains, by her grandchildren: Aaron Huff, Tony Huff, Kara Warren, and Josh Warren, by her great grandchildren: Kennedy, J.J., and K’lynn, by her brother: James McMillin of Indianapolis, IN, and by her nieces: Sharee (Kenneth) Thompson, Brenda McMillin, and Jenny Snoddy.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Mrs. Warren’s memory.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Linda Gail Mcgee

Linda Gail McGee, age 64, of White House, TN., passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. No services are planned at this time.

Ms. McGee was born January 6, 1956 in Cookeville, TN to the late Willie and Ollie Mae Unk Flatt. She worked as a truck driver at Freeman Industries.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her sister, Reba Herron.

Ms. McGee is survived by her daughter, Rene Jett of White House; and grandson, Kaylub Jett.

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

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Obituary for Donna Marie Barber

Donna Marie Barber age 78 of Hendersonville passed away October 30, 2020 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00am Thursday, November 5, 2020 in the Old Brush Cemetery in Portland.

The funeral home asks that anyone attending the 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 Helen Arthenia Norman

Robertson County – age 86 passed away Thursday, October 27, 2020 at Alive Hospice. Born August 14, 1934 in Barren County Glasgow Kentucky.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary B. Wells and Hollis Atnip; husband of 64 years, Glespie H. Norman; son-in-law, Bobby Lawrence; grandson, CPT. Joshua Lawrence.

floral squareSurvived by daughters, Teresa (Thomas) Humphrey and Judy Lawrence; grandchildren, Kendra (Doug Norris) Lawrence, Tim (Heather) Humphrey, Tami (Troy) Elliott and Zak Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Kiersten Humphrey, Katie Watkins, Kara Humphrey, Luke and Reece Elliott.

A graveside service with immediate family members only was held Oct.31

Arrangements entrusted to Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

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Obituary for Judy Lea Davis

Judy Lea Davis, age 59 of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was a loving and faithful wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Davis was a strong willed, stubborn, loving and very giving person.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Lee and Anna Lois Pyles Jerls; a son, Frederick Davis; brothers, Billy Pyles and Norman Pyles; and three other siblings.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband of 45 years, Fred Davis; son, Jeremy Jerls; daughters, Angela (Daniel) Hammond and Leanna Moore; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Larry Wayne Pyles and Vernon Pyles; and a sister, Lorene Williams.

The family will receive friends from 1pm-3pm on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Funeral services will be conducted at 3pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Wayne Pyles officiating.

floral squareThe funeral home asks that anyone attending the visitation 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.

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

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Obituary for Ron Lynch

Ronald Franklin Lynch, age 75, of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at the Waters of Cheatham.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2 o’clock pm Sunday, November 1st with Rev. David Usry officiating.

Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Jim Hutchins, Mac Brown, Bill McCoy, Billy Carey, Brandon Brown, and John Higdon serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, November 1st, beginning at 12:00PM noon until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Lynch was born on September 15, 1945 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to the late Franklin and Grace White Lynch. He was a mechanical engineer and retired from Nissan. “He loved anything with wheels” such as cars and motorcycles; and enjoyed car shows and going camping. He was a Christian.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Brian Lynch; and two brothers, Daryl & Wallace Lynch.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife, Janet Eickmeyer Lynch; brother-in-law, Bill (Ilene) McCoy; nephew, Travis McCoy; and a “special friend”, Gail Usry.

If so desired, memorial contributions in Mr. Lynch’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View assisted the family with these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Allen Smith Jr.
The Life of a Legend

Dr. Allen Smith, Jr. was born February 9, 1931 in Greenwood, Mississippi to the late Reverend Allen Smith, Sr. and Virlee Smith. He was the eldest of three children and was preceded in death his brother, Alfred Smith and sister, Evelyn-Smith Thurmond. Allen Smith, Jr. was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost and baptized in the Mississippi River by the founder of the Church of God in Christ, Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, at the age of 11 years old. At that time, Dr. Smith knew he wanted to preach the gospel. The Smith family moved to St. Louis, Missouri when he was young where they attended the Bostic Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop Bostic.

Dr. Allen Smith was ordained as a minister in the Church of God in Christ. Once ordained, he graduated from high school, and enlisted in the Marine Corps. During enlistment, he received recognition for National Defense Service and Good Conduct. After honorably serving this country, Dr. Allen Smith, Jr, moved to Chicago, Illinois where he joined the Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop Lenox and was later elevated to an ordained Elder. After years of evangelizing, in 1965, the Lord spoke to Dr. Allen Smith to begin his own church using the motto “I believe God”. Prince of Peace Church of God In Christ started in his home. Membership and services began to grow requiring him to secure a building for the church. During this time, he was also employed by the United States Postal Service. He met, fell in love, and married his wife, Dorothy Waits-Smith on June 11, 1980. Dr. Smith and Sister Dorothy Smith worked side-by-side in ministry on the West side of Chicago; eventually moving to the South side of the city where the church remained until his retirement from pastoring in 2002.

After retirement, Dr. Smith and Sister Smith moved to Memphis Tennessee where they worshiped at New Beginnings Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor James Griffin. They later relocated to Nashville, Tennessee and began worshiping at Tabernacle of Faith Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop Felton Smith (Pastor) and Cathedral of Praise Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop Jerry L. Maynard (Pastor).

On October 27, 2020, Dr. Allen Smith, Jr. slipped from time into eternity at the wonderful age of 89 years old. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted and loving wife of 40 years, Dorothy Smith, two daughters: Dr. Cheryl Brown and Dr. Wanda Rice, one son-in-law: Udall Rice, three grandchildren: Alexandria Rice, Jeremy Rice, and Shannon Rice; four sisters-in-law: Mary Page, Effie Davis, Verna Dowden, and Carolyn Waits. Also, three nephews: Marcus Thurmond (Angela), Michael Thurmond, and Eric Smith (JoAnn); three nieces: Andrea Bland (Lawrence), Yvette Wilson, and Virla Ann Thurmond. He also leaves a host of cousins, distant family, and friends all over this country. And last, but definitely not least, his Prince of Peace Church of God in Christ family in Chicago, Illinois.

Merits and Accomplishments

* Personal driver for Bishop Lewis Henry Ford 1st Jurisdiction Church of God In Christ
* Honorary Doctoral Degree conferred in 1991 by Bishop C.C. Owens
* Director of Pastors Music Guild, Chicago Chapter under the direction of Dr. Mildred Lewis
* Superintendent of the Daniel Bostic Memorial District. 7th Jurisdiction Illinois, Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Bishop R. E. Edward Goodwin, Sr. (Pastor)
* Administrative Assistant, 7th Jurisdiction Illinois under the leadership of Bishop R. E, Edward Goodwin (Pastor)
* National Adjutant of the Church of God in Christ International
* 1986 Candidate for National Treasurer of the Church of God in Christ
* 1999Administrative Assistant IMEJ Jurisdiction 1
* Regular Sunday School Panelist for Chicago Access, Preachers of America Television Show

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org) where research may result in breakthroughs for others with heart disease.

To help keep friends and family safe to congregate and to travel due to the current CoVid-19 epidemic, a Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Dr. Smith will be planned and announced at a later date.

Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville is honored to be entrusted with his care.

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Obituary for Pam Oliver

Pamela “Pam” Kay Oliver, age 58 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, October 26, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Friday, October 30th, at 1:00PM with Pastor Amanda Crabb and Pastor Clay Baggett officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with Patrick Benson, Nathaniel Benson, Maxwell Lynch, Isaac Rippy, Lucas Morris, Jason B. Lynch, Mario Sotelo, and Logan Morris serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 4-8PM, Thursday, October 29th and again on Friday from 10:00am until the hour of service at 1:00pm.

Mrs. Oliver was born on March 28, 1962 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late James Albert and Becky Hardin Nicholson. She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, “Nannie”, and sister. She was a member of Restoring Hope Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers, James Gary “Frog” Nicholson & Jerry Albert Nicholson; and sister, Sandra Ann Brown.

floral squareSurvivors include her husband of 38 years, Jimmy Oliver; daughters, Jamie Rebecca (Jason B.) Lynch, Alea (Mario) Sotelo, Jessica Oliver Morris, and Ashley Oliver; brother, Michael Shane “Jack” Nicholson; sister, Kathy Jean (David “Spanky”) Spicer; grandchildren, Patrick, Maxwell, Abraham, Nathaniel, Courtney, Mariana, Isaac, Kaydence, Alianna, Kaylea, Lucas, Hadalee, and Oaklynn; great-grandchildren, Brantley, Angel, and Raelynn.

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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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