In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week October 10, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Oct. 4-10, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Oct. 4-10, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Clifford Wilson Smith

Clifford Wilson Smith, 78, of Greenbrier, passed away on Saturday October 9, 2021, at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday October 14th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Jon Briggs officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Smith, Jerry Smith, Matthew Poole, Walter Darnall, Cole Jones, Connor Smith, Kyle Whittington, and J.W. Smith serving as pallbearers. 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 funeral home.

Mr. Smith was born December 5, 1942, in Nashville to the late Woodrow Wilson and Virginia Brown Smith. He was a retired machinist from Peterbilt and was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Smith loved his job, working on vehicles, fishing, welding, listening to bluegrass, gospel, and country music. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and if he didn’t have a chore he was working on, then you would find him sitting and whittling with his always sharp pocketknife. It didn’t matter if he was working or taking leisure time, you most always heard him whistling whatever he was doing.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: J.D., Clayton, Wendell, and Eugene Smith. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 59 years: Frances Dorris Smith of Greenbrier, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Ricky Smith of Greenbrier, Jerry and Becky Smith of Goodlettsville, David and Dana Smith of Springfield, by his daughter and son-in-law: Brenda and Bobby Whiting of Adairville, KY, by his brothers: Landon Smith of Springfield, Gary Smith of Guthrie, KY, by his sister: Maurine Smith of Nevada, and by his 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Evangeline Ellis “Girlie” Clinard

Evangeline Ellis “Girlie” Clinard, 86, of the Heads Church community in Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Saturday October 9, 2021, at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday October 13th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Billy Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in the Heads Church Cemetery with Jason Ellis, Jeff Ellis, Rob Ellis, Jamie Ellis, Greg Balthrop, and Rodney Balthrop serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clinard was born March 26, 1935, in Cedar Hill to the late Robert and Alice Gower Ellis. She was a retired sewing technician with Wilson Sporting Goods. She was a member of Heads Free Will Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years and participated in the church Women’s Auxiliary. Mrs. Clinard loved sewing, quilting, and was a wonderful cook.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Walter Dye Clinard, and by her siblings: Don Ellis and Esterlene Barnett. Mrs. Clinard is survived by her son and daughter-floral squarein-law: Andrew and Melissa Clinard of Cedar Hill, by her brothers: Robert Bell Ellis of Springfield, Joe Bailey Ellis and Welbur Ellis both of Pleasant View, and Jewel Ellis of Texas, and by her sisters: Marjorie June Crutcher of Springfield, Dimple Balthrop of Cedar Hill, and Bonnie Balthrop of Chapmansboro.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Heads Free Will Baptist Church

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Gloria Frances Faulkner Perry

Age 72 of Freeport, FL, formerly of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 at her daughter’s home. She was born November 10, 1948 in Dothan, AL to B.E. & Doris Adams Faulkner. She worked as an interior designer for Sherwin Williams in Hendersonville for 10+ years and then became the interior designer for a contractor in Hendersonville for 15+ years. She also worked for Butler-Durham Florist. She was endlessly helping family and was the caregiver of her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Benjamin Michael Perry. She is survived by her loving daughter, Michelle (Jason) Horsley, White House, TN; sisters, Gerri Burttram, Pensacola, FL and Gayle (Paul) Johnson St. Amore, Panama City Beach, FL; 3 grandchildren, Benjamin, Brandon and Dru.

floral squareA memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Kris Freeman officiating. Visitation with the family is planned for Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4-6pm at the funeral home prior to the service.

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

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Obituary for John Greer

Mr. John Gordon Greer, age 90, of Brentwood, died at his home Saturday, October 9, 2021 watching Vanderbilt football on television.

The son of John Oscar Greer and Linnie Clair Haley Greer, John was born in Detroit, MI in 1931; at the age of 15 he moved to Dickson, TN with his family. Known as “Flash Gordon” on the football field, John earned a football scholarship to Castle Heights Military Academy. An injury led him to enroll the following year at Vanderbilt University where he joined the Naval ROTC and Kappa Sigma fraternity (serving as Treasurer) and lettering in track, before graduating in 1954. John went into the Naval Flight Training Program in Pensacola, FL before becoming a flight instructor at Whiting Field until 1957 when he joined the Naval Reserves. John joined Guaranty Mortgage Company in Nashville in 1957, attended the School of Mortgage Banking at Northwestern University and served as President of Mortgage Bankers Association of Nashville. From the mortgage banking business, John went into commercial appraisal, opening John G. Greer and Associates. He was a member of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and served as President of its Middle Tennessee chapter.

John loved flying with the Naval Air Reserves as a fighter pilot, flying the A4 Skyhawk, proudly retiring in 1984 having reached the rank of Captain. He also loved golf, joining Brentwood Country Club in 1962 and at his death was their oldest member. The following words from The Waiting Tower September 13, 1957 newspaper held true to his death: “Whenever he wasn’t instructing or doing some of the other many jobs he undertook, Mr. Greer could usually be found on the golf course.”

In addition to his wife, Audrey, Captain Greer is survived by sons, John Greer (Kelly) and David Greer; grandchildren, Chandler Wannenburg (Robbie), Jackson, Rainier and Noah Greer; great-grandchildren, Ryker and Raelyn; his sister, Barbara Perkins Adams (Buddy); nephews Jay Perkins and Chris Perkins (Maureen) and four great-nephews and one great-niece.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tennessee Golf Foundation, whose mission is “to promote golf and its life-enhancing values, with an emphasis on teaching youth and the disadvantaged,” at 400 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37069 or tngolf.org.

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

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Obituary for Sally Ann Clayton

Sally Ann Clayton, age 84, of Hendersonville passed away on Saturday,

October 9, 2021. She was a sweet and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Scoba and Ethelene Baker; sister, Maxine Baird; brothers, John Baker, Richard Baker and Bobby Ray Baker. She is survived by her sons, John M. (Kelly) Myatt, Jr. and Timothy T. Myatt. Sisters; Jackie Scudder, Patsy (Joe) Vance, Carolyn (Terry) Nickens, Becky (Joe) Kurtyka and Nancy Dolphin; brothers Jim (Elaine) Baker, and Tom (Kathy) Baker; brother in law, Fred Baird; grandchildren, John Joseph Myatt, Amanda L. Myatt, Cameron Myatt, Skylar Manning, Abby Manning and Spencer Manning. Eight great grandchildren also survive.

floral squareHer family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until her Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. The family requests that Memorial Contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association online at www.alz.org/tn or mailed to 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601.

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Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Charles “Chuck” William Whitton

Charles W. “Chuck” Whitton, age 74 of Nunnelly, TN passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021. He was born in Menominee, MI to the late Richard and Ardella Gustafson Whitton. He served four years in the Coast Guard from 1965 to 1969 and in the Reserves. He attended Auto Tech School in Dickson, TN and was also an inventor, putting his math computers to work.

He is survived by his two sisters, Carole Whitton of Nashville, TN and Marlea Whitton of Hendersonville, TN; two nephews, Michael and Paul Whitton; four nieces, Alicia Joseph Deutsch, Justine floral squareMcCormick, Cheryl Beursmeyer and Laura Joseph. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Donald Whitton in 2018.

His family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until his Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville.

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Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Benjamin “Bo” Jordan

Benjamin Franklin Jordan “Bo”, age 82 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Tristar NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Friday, October 15th, with Pastor Danny Everette officiating. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Timmy Williams, Sean Jordan, Russell Jordan, Austin Williams, Steve Neely, and Andy Johnson serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, October 14th from 2:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Friday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Jordan was born on January 23, 1939 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late Frank E. and Mattie Mai Dillingham Jordan. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired after 45 years as a Bridges and Roadways Inspector for the State of Tennessee. He was a softball and baseball coach/umpire for the old Pleasant View Bank as well as coaching men’s softball in Nashville. He especially loved to watch his grandkids play ball. Mr. Jordan was an avid hunter and taught his children to hunt and fish. He was a very generous man who was a caregiver to his wife for the last several years. He was a member of East Nashville General Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Paul H. Jordan.

Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Nellie Carole Jordan; sons, James (Andrea) Jordan and Ben (LaWanda) Jordan; daughter, Carole Renee (Jimmy) Williams; sister, Dorothy Mai Jordan; grandchildren, Timmy (Missy) Williams, Kayla Williams, Sean (Janice) Jordan, Chris Massie (Kayla Bernestine), Christian Donald, Courtney Donald, Russell Jordan, Danielle Jordan (Morgan Flynn), Brady (Chelsey) White, and Kellsie White (Brandon Waller); and great-grandchildren, Austin Williams, Addi Williams, Elijah Everett, Kingston Wright, Cash Jordan, Waylon Palmer, McKinley floral squarePalmer, Darien Brown, Alexander Brown, and Coulson White.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Cheatham County Genealogical Society, 188 County Services Drive, Ashland City, Tennessee 37015, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 478 Craighead Street, #200, Nashville, Tennessee 37204.

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

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Obituary for Patricia Ann Clinard

Patricia Ann Clinard, 68, of Adams, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Tristar NorthCrest Medical Center. Memorial Services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Buck Tidwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m.

Mrs. Clinard was born on June 29, 1953, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to the late Jimmy and Edna Earl Benton Carter. She was a member of Tiny Town Baptist Church in Guthrie, KY. She worked until she retired at Choice Fabrics as a folder. She loved going to COPE, Goodwill, and yard sales. Mrs. Clinard enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved watching her soap operas.

floral squarePatricia Ann Clinard is survived by her husband, David Clinard of Adams, her daughter, Susan Clinard of Adams, her sister, Alinder Beans of Clarksville, and her grandson, Anton Clinard.

If so desired the family requests memorial contributions to the Tiny Town Baptist Church. All donations may be sent in c/o the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Dalton Bailey Tramell

Dalton Bailey Tramell, 23, of Springfield, passed away on Monday October 4, 2021, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday October 8th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Marlar and Reverend Patrick Nix officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Willie Read, Zack Gammon, Dylan Bush, Sammy Gray, Dual Bilyeu, and Hank Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be John Gammon, Jimmy Hakes, Chandler Payne, Caleb Payne, Keith Hauskins, Joseph Bilyeu, Tim Black, Les Richardson, Bud Johnson, Jr. Chatham, and Danny Demombreum. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Dalton was born March 14, 1998, in Hendersonville. He was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School Class of 2016. He was a HVAC service technician and he attended Zions Chapel Assembly of God. Dalton loved hunting, trucks, and anything that allowed him to be outdoors. He loved spending time with all of his family, but the pride and joy of his life was his wife and two children. Dalton was preceded in death by his grandparents: Jerry Wayne Jernigan, Jessie Deana Hauskins, and Rex Read.

Dalton is survived by his wife: Peyton Gammon Tramell of Springfield, by his son: Easton Braydon Tramell and by his daughter: Bailey Lynn Tramell both of Springfield, by his father and mother: Chris and Samantha Jernigan Read of Springfield, by his floral squarebrother: Willie (Shelby) Read of Springfield, by his sister: Shelbye (Kyle Epley) Tramell of Russellville, KY, by his grandparents: Earlene and Bill Estes, and by his niece: Presli Tramell, and by his nephews: Wyatt Epley and Gage Stewart.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Peyton Tramell for the Easton and Bailey Tramell Education Fund. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Caleb Stephen-Allen Puckett

Caleb Stephen-Allen Puckett, 29, passed away on September 25, 2021. He was born on August 25, 1992 in Springfield, TN. He was the son of W.M. Stephen Puckett and Phyllis Edwards Sanders. Caleb loved fishing and spending time with his children and family

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his grandparents Ruby Hulsey Greer and W.M. Puckett; sister, Jessica Puckett.

He is survived by his children, Lindsey and Lucas; Fiancé, Alison Rogers; grandparents, Gene (Nancy) Edwards, Helen Puckett, and Andy Greer; Aunt, Robin (Jimmy) Humphrey; Uncle, Robert (Anette) Edwards, and Billy Ford; sister, Tara Puckett.

Arrangements entrusted to TLC Mortuary Services, LLC in Greenbrier, TN

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Arrangements for Mary C. Ferguson

Viewing and Visitation: Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:00pm – 5:00pm with service to follow at 5:00pm All at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church 1417 10th Ave North Nashville, TN 37208

Funeral will be live-streamed on W. D. Crowder Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Due To Covid-19 Pandemic Mask are required to be Worn.

Keep the Ferguson Family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Debbie Mayo

Debra “Debbie” Elaine Mayo, age 67 of Greenbrier passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. Burial will follow in Lights Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Monday, October 11th and on Tuesday, October 12th from 11am until the time of service at the funeral home.

She was born in Nashville, TN on August 20, 1954 to the late Jimmy Walker and Louise Averett Walker. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Lamb.

She worked as a housekeeper and was a member of Highland Chapel Baptist Church. She loved her family very much and spending time with them. She enjoyed cooking and shopping.
She is survived by her husband, Pete Mayo of Greenbrier; son, Shane Brown (fiance’ – Rachel Taylor) of Greenbrier; daughter, Mandy (Wayne) Johnson of Greenbrier; mother, Louise Averett Walker; brother, Tim (Scott) Walker of Hermitage; sisters, Sebbie (Terry) Hooper of Greenbrier, Darlene (Alan) Grundy of Ridgetop, floral squareJackie (Tim) Wright of Pleasant Hill, IL; grandchildren, Austin Meadows, Kara Brown, Joshua Meadows, Jessi Brown, Whitney Collins; great-grandchildren, Olivia Lyons and Greyson Collins.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN.

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Obituary for Joyce Graves

Joyce Allbert Graves, age 82, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at her home. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 11, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Minister Pat Pickett officiating. Mrs. Graves remains will be cremated following the funeral service.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mrs. Graves was born October 2, 1939 in Nashville, TN to the late Charlie and Clara Bell Strong Allbert. She was the owner of the first Merle Norman Cosmetic companies in Robertson County with one in Springfield and one in White House and was a member of the Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she was a past serving elder.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Graves is preceded in death by her in-laws, W.P. and Aileen Graves, her sons-in-law, Kenny Case and Joe Ford, and her special “Ya Ya’s”.

Mrs. Graves is survived by her husband of 55 years, J.W. Graves; children, Vicki (Walter) Williams, J.K. (Angie) Graves, Tammy (Bentley) Parrish, Cindy Graves Case, Kim Graves Ford and Cathy (Mark) Ash; sisters, Elva (Sam) Rice, Dianne (Buster) Cathey and Tina Temple; brother-in-law, Ronnie Graves; grandchildren, Mandy (Brian) Shores, Crockett (Chessica) Parrish, Morgan Ford, Amber floral squareAsh, Jon (Grace) Graves, Chaz Parrish, Alex (April) Graves, Justin Ash, Patterson Ford and Emily (Michael) Ballard; 12 great-grandchildren; and several loving nieces and nephews.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 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 Richard Parrish

Richard Howell Parrish, age 70 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Thursday, October 14th, with Pastor David Royalty officiating. Burial will follow in Parrish Family Cemetery at 2728 Long Street Avenue in Pleasant View with Dickey Parrish, Clyde Parrish, Alex Berry, Liam Berry, Noah Schumacher, and Frank Jackson serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 13th from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Thursday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Parrish was born on May 18th, 1951 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late James and Zelma Smith Parrish. He owned and operated Parrish Equipment for over 35 years. Mr. Parrish loved riding horses and he especially loved his family and friends.

floral squareSurvivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Julie Parrish; sons, Dickey (Angela) Parrish, and Clyde (Ashley) Parrish; brothers, Jimmy (Stephanie) Parrish, and Scott Parrish; sisters, Edna Holland, Linda (Butch) Hale, and Kay (Joe) Campopiano; grandchildren, Alex (Shelbey) Berry, Liam Berry, Megan (Noah) Parrish, Willow (Gavin) Parrish, and Gracie Parrish; and great-grandchildren, James & Karleigh.

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 Michael Caldwell

Michael Darron Caldwell, age 49 of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Calvary Bible Church in Joelton at 5:00PM on Sunday, October 10th, with Dr. David Harrell officiating. Pallbearers serving will be Dave Brown, Jake Hutchison, Dave Hoffman, Bob Lewis, Casey Caldwell, Chris Caldwell, and Brad Denny. His remains will be cremated following the funeral service.

The family will receive friends at the Calvary Bible Church on Saturday, October 9th from 5:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Sunday from 4:00PM until the hour of service at 5:00PM.

Michael was born on December 29, 1971 in Mobile, Alabama to Richard & Frankie Gandy Caldwell. He taught high school mathematics for over 20 years at Sycamore High in Pleasant View and Hume Fogg Academic School in Nashville. In addition to his teaching career, he started the softball program at Sycamore High School and continued coaching throughout the entirety of this teaching. His faith was in Christ, his redeemer and his hope was in the promise of Heaven. He faithfully served as an elder and Sunday School teacher where he was a member at Calvary Bible Church. His first love was his relationship with Christ and his joys were found in his wife and daughters. Woodworking, enjoying God’s creation through backpacking and hiking, studying scripture and coaching softball whether for high school or his daughter’s rec teams. Michael leaves behind a legacy of faith.

He is preceded in death by two daughters, Allison & Emily Caldwell.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Sarah Caldwell; daughters, Anna Claire & Molly Caldwell; sister, Amy (Brian) floral squareWoody; father and mother-in-law, Chris & Rebecca Krebs; brother and sister-in-law, Steve (Christy) Pelt; nephews, Sam & Ben Pelt; niece, Jessica Pelt Lindsay; and cousins Casey Caldwell, Chris Caldwell, and Cathy Sanders.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Bible Church Building Expansion Program.

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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 Joyce Faye Sloan Hitchcock

Age 77 of Hendersonville passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1944 in Madison, TN to Lilbert Randol & Mary Louise Harris Sloan. She was retired from Metro Boards of Parks and Recreation. She was known to always be working two or three jobs until her health prevented her from doing so. She enjoyed music, dancing and socializing with others. She was a member of Amwerican Legion Post #72 in East Nashville and a member of the Elk Lodge in Madison, TN.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merrel Allen Hitchcock; brother, Steven Randol Sloan. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Robert) Brown, Goodlettsville, TN; sisters, Donna Gayle Raetzel and Kathy Sloan-Jones, both of Goodlettsville, TN; 6 grandchildren, Brian, Amber, Holly, Cody, Kayla and Robert, Jr.; 17 great-grandchildren.

floral squareA memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2pm at Temple Baptist Church with Bro. H.D. Jones officiating. Visitation with the family is planned for Sunday, October 24, 2021 1-2PM at the church prior to the service. Inurnment at the Hillcrest Columbarium will take place at a later date.

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

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Obituary for Dora “Sue” Chism

Dora Sue Harris Chism, age 94 of Greenbrier passed away at her home Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Nathan Washburn officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Bill Norwood, Matt Norwood, Jared Norwood, Mark Bradfield, Wayne Dugger and Rex Bass serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 9am to 11:30 am on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Sue was born in Wildersville, TN on August 10, 1927 to W. O. and Lizzie Johnson Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Barry Chism. She was also preceded in death by granddaughter, Wendy Dugger; sister, Dortha Bradfield and brother, Rev. Hugh Harris.

She loved her family and spending time with them was very important. She was a graduate of Central High School in Bruceton, TN and Draughons business College in Nashville. She was a homemaker before working for many years at the Greenbrier Department Store. She later worked several years as a dental assistant. She enjoyed sewing, flowers and was an avid collector of figurines. Cruising with her husband in their restored “56 Chevy was a favorite pastime. She was an active member of Greenbrier First Baptist Church for over 50 years.

She is survived by her son, Dale (Marilyn) Chism of Murfreesboro, TN; daughters, Melissa (Bill) Norwood of Murfreesboro, TN and Carol (Wayne) Dugger of Clarksville, TN; grandchildren, Dr. Jared floral squareNorwood, Matt Norwood, Eric (Sarah) Dugger and 7 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church for Greenbrier’s Daily Bread program or the Greenbrier Historical Society.

Arrangements entrusted to TLC Mortuary Services, LLC in Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Wilner Ruth Mims

Age 86 of Springfield went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at her home. She was born October 2, 1935 in Indianola, Mississippi to Vernon & Ila Williams Tinnon. She worked as a homemaker, raising her children and grandchildren in the faith of Jesus Christ. She was foremost a Christian mother and grandmother. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her family. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Leon Mims; son-in-law, Jimmy Hanley. She is survived by her son, Richard (Marilyn) Mims, daughters, Janice Yates and Cathy Jo Hanley, all of Springfield, TN; 3 brothers; 5 sisters; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

floral squareA graveside service will be held Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11am in Hillcrest Cemetery with Pastor Jon Briggs officiating and with family and friends serving as pallbearers. There is no public visitation planned. The family would like to express a special note of thanks for the outstanding care and compassion that was shown to them and to their mother by NHC Springfield and by Caris Hospice.

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

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Obituary for Nelson Hayes Short

Age 83 of Cottontown went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at his home. He was born March 2, 1938 in Nashville, TN to Luther V. & Eva Mae Jackson Short. He was retired as an accountant from 31-W Insulation and was a long time member of Birdwell’s Chapel Church of Christ. Hayes enjoyed collecting “old treasures”, painting, gardening, hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors and woodworking.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Vernon Short. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Delois Short, Cottontown, TN; sons, Randy (Brian Shreeve) Short, Goodlettsville, TN, Andy (Donna) Short, Cottontown, TN and Billy (Elisa) Short, Clarksville, TN; daughter, Tammy (Kenny) Allen, Cottontown, TN; 6 grandchildren, Dena (Micah) Lashley, Ashley (Nolen) Lanius, Trey (Heather) Allen, Cody (Tabby) Allen, Keely (Derek) Apple and Nicole (Justin) Shumake; 13 great-grandchildren, Jacob and Kennedy Joyce, Jack Lashley, Ryder Lanius, Lee and Logan Allen, Marlee Kate and Myla James Allen, Elsi Apple, Brady and Zach Barckley, Lucas Shumake and Gavin Hutchinson; 1 great-great grandchild, Hensely Barckley.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Monday, October 11, 2021 at 2pm at Birdwell’s Chapel Church of Christ with Bro. Scott Ballard and Bro. Dale Sadler officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with Trey Allen, Cody Allen, Micah Lashley, Nolen Lanius, Brian Shreeve, Derek Apple, Jacob Joyce and J.B. Bell serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Sunday, October 10, 2021 4-8PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House and Monday, October 11, 2021 12noon until the hour of the service at Birdwell’s Chapel Church of Christ.

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

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Obituary for James L. Hutton, Jr.

James Lloyd Hutton Jr, aged 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Wednesday October 6, 2021.

He was born on December 1, 1930, to the late James Lloyd Hutton Sr and Noi Eugenia Fly Hutton. He was a native Nashvillian, and lifelong resident. Jim graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering and became the President and owner of Urethane Associates. He served in the Air National Guard. Jim was passionate about his faith, family, and friends. Jim had an insatiable wanderlust, that took him all over the world on countless adventures. He had a passion for the USA, literature, theater, great food, and loved a well-timed practical joke.

Jim is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Marjorie Krum Hutton. He is survived by his son, Dr. James L. (Pamela) Hutton III of Columbia, TN; daughter, Christina Hutton (James) Wright of Joelton, TN; grandchildren, Lauren Miles (Joshua) Chapman, Rachel Miles (Matthew) Davis, Dr. Samuel James (Emalie) Hutton, Wesley Keith (Ashlynn) Hutton; and great grandson, Timothy James Hutton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Woodmont Hills Church with Rev. Jim Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville with Lauren Miles Chapman, Rachel Miles Davis, Dr. Samuel James Hutton, Wesley Keith Hutton, Joshua David Chapman and Matthew Wayne Davis serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Adair Miles III and Larry Tidwell.

floral squareThe family will receive friends at the Church on Saturday from 12pm until the hour of the service at 1:30pm.

The family request donations to be made to Joyce Meyer Ministries Hand of Hope Well of Life Project. 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 Dean Burton

Harold “Dean” Burton, age 56 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Stonecrest Hospital in Smyrna.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Sunday, October 10th, with Tony Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood United Methodist Church Cemetery with Brandon Burton, Arnold Felts, Brian Burnett, Greg Glenn, Jordan Burnett, and Avery Glenn serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Burnett’s Marathon.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, October 9th from 3:00PM until 6:00PM and again on Sunday from 1:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Dean was born on September 6th, 1965 in Portland, Tennessee, to the late Dot Seay and Jimmy Burton. He was a truck driver for many years. He loved visiting all the states, but Texas was his favorite. Most recently, he worked at Burnett’s Marathon, where he loved developing new recipes. He loved grilling, NASCAR races, and racing his go-cart #19. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, great dad, wonderful brother, and awesome friend to many.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Brandi Burton.

Survivors include his wife, MaryAnn Burton; son, Brandon Tyler Burton; daughter, Axel Amadeo; brother, Arnold (Angie) Felts; and floral squaresisters, Debbie (Brian) Burnett, and Cyndi (Greg) Glenn; nieces and nephews, Heather (Elliott) Haynes, Lesley (Fadi) Pulous, August (Parker) Duncan, Ashton Glenn, Avery Glenn, Jordan Burnett, Amelia Felts, Ava Felts; and his special furry friend, Molly. He was also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to CureSearch at [email protected]

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View assisted the family with the local arrangements.

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Obituary for Jimmy Stack

James “Jimmy” Homa Stack, Sr., passed away at age 72 on October 4, 2021 after battling amyloidosis for the past year.

He is survived by his two sons, Jimmy Jr. (James H. Stack. Jr). and Brian (Michael Brian Stack). He is also survived by his brother, JT Adkins, sister, Betty Jo Cross, and brother, Johnny Stack. Jimmy was born on December 29, 1948 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late James Thomas and Mary Annis Stack and grew up in Chapmansboro.

Jimmy dedicated his professional life to the Cheatham County School System where he was a student and then a teacher, coach, and bus driver. He started his career in 1971 and taught at Ashland City Elementary School, Pleasant View Elementary School and his alma mater, Cheatham County Central High School. While Head Coach for the Cubs, Jimmy led the team to their first two state playoff appearances in the school’s history. He was chosen High School Teacher of the Year in 1991.In 1992, Jimmy was elected Cheatham County Superintendent and was re-elected in 1996. He was the first appointed Director of Schools in 2000 and served on the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents’ Board of Directors. Jimmy retired from public service in 2001 but has since been recognized many times for his service to the community, including being recently selected to the Cheatham County Education Hall of Fame. The CCCHS Class of 1985 dedicated the Echo floral squareyearbook to “Our Coach” Jimmy Stack. His love for high school football and University of Tennessee football will always be remembered.

There will be a private celebration of life for his immediate family and close friends. The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to the Amyloidosis Foundation

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View assisted the family with the local arrangements.

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Obituary for Bobby Gene Dodd

Age 88 of Greenbrier passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at his home. He was born January 3, 1933 in Old Hickory, TN to Lewis Byron & Mary Effie Walker Dodd.

He worked as a DMT Operator for Dupont for over 30 years and had also been employed by the Ford Glass Plant. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War and was a member of Ridgetop First Baptist Church. He was a perfect example of unconditional love. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. He loved each of them the same. He loved spending time outdoors, gardening, traveling to the mountains, eating at family dinners and attending his grandchildren’s school activities.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Bridget Dodd Pack; two sisters, Sharon Honeycutt and Beverly Craig. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Laura Ann Phillips Dodd, Greenbrier, TN; son, Dorian (Carol) Dodd, Lenoir, NC; daughter, Valli (Randall Tucker) Hester, Bethpage, TN; sister, Gary (Billy) Frey, Ridgetop, TN; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11am at Ridgetop First Baptist Church 1757 Highway 41S Ridgetop, TN 37152 with military honors and with Bro. Ralph Carter officiating. Visitation is planned for Saturday, October 16, 2021 10am-11am 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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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Stephen Holman Babb

Stephen Holman Babb, 69, of the Barren Plains community in Springfield, passed away on Sunday October 3, 2021, at his home. There will be a visitation with the family on Saturday October 9th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held in Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Babb was born November 5, 1951, in Springfield, to the late Miller F. and Sarah Holman Babb. He was a retired Powder Coater with Holley Carburetor, and he was a member of Barren Plains Baptist Church. Mr. Babb enjoyed hunting and fishing, as was an avid Alabama fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in floral squaredeath by his brother: Miller Wayne Babb, and by his sister: Lucretia Ann Babb.

Mr. Babb is survived by his daughter: Heather Babb Wilkerson and her husband Andy Wilkerson of Cedar Hill, by his son: Heath Babb of Springfield, and by his grandchildren: Braxton Eden, Hannah Marie Eden, Hannah Leigh Marlin Thompson, and Kensley Babb.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for De’andra “Dee” Shana Nicole Long

On October 3, 2021, God called home His daughter, De’andra “Dee” Shana Nicole Long. She was born on February 21, 1999, in Springfield, to Jacqueline Doss and Toby Long. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday October 9th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Cedar Hill with her cousins and classmates serving as pallbearers, honorary pallbearers, and flower bearers. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Dee was educated in the Robertson County school system. She graduated in the Springfield High School Class of 2018. Through out those years, Dee has impacted so many students, teachers, and their lives. De’Andra was loved by everyone she ever came in contact with.

Dee was preceded in death by her grandmother, Joyce (Mama Joyce) Doss, by her great grandparents: L.W. and Dorothy Brewer, by her aunt: Dana Wilson, by her brother: Dontarius Long, and by a host of great aunts and uncles.

Dee leaves to cherish her memory her parents: Jacqueline (Santoria) Doss, Toby (Donna) Long, one sister: Da’Niaya Brown, six brothers: De’Marion Wynn, Nicholas Long, Kobe Terry, Martez Long, Demetrez Barbee, and Daniel Elliott all of Springfield, two nieces: Araya Long and Addalyn Elliott, nephew: Zayne Long, aunts: floral squareCarolyn (Fernando) Miles of Springfield, Joycelyn Doss of Clarksville, uncle: Marcus (Yetta) Brewer of Springfield, a host of cousins: Fernandra, Fernando, De’Marcus, De’Andre, Samaree, and RaShad, a special friend that cared and lover her dearly: Addyson Bischoff.

We all loved her dearly, but God loved her best. Dee will truly be missed by all that knew and loved her.

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Obituary for Betty Lou Walker Byrne

Betty Lou Walker Byrne, 74, of Springfield, passed from this life on Sunday October 3, 2021, at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday October 7th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Betty was born February 8, 1947, in Chula Vista, CA to Mary Gwendolynn Mosby Walker and the late Richard Robert Walker. Betty was a homemaker but had also worked in years past at Nashville Photo and the Piggly Wiggly/H.G. Hills in Springfield. She was a member of Walkers United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville. Betty loved gardening and working in her yard and flowers, doing needlepoint, and collecting stuffed animals. In her earlier years, she enjoyed riding horses and was a former Barrel Horseback Racer at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.

floral squareIn addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband: Don Byrne, by her son: Emitt Logan Keith, by her daughter: April Lee Quick, and by her sister: Mary Belle Jarrett. Betty is survived by her mother: Gwen Mosby Walker of Joelton, by her niece: Nicole Davis, by her granddaughter: Rachel Narveaz, by her great grandchildren: Disafian and Emmylou Narveaz, and by her dear friends: Rick Meadows and Shirley Duffer both of Springfield.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Cynthia Rae Miller

Cynthia Rae Miller, 59, of Springfield, passed from this life on Sunday October 3, 2021, at TriStar North Crest Medical Center. Her wishes were to be cremated. Cynthia was born April 30, 1962, in Denver, CO, to her biological mother, Barbara Lucas, who preceded her in death. She had worked as an assistant manager of housekeeping at Springfield Inn. Cynthia enjoyed cooking, cleaning, and gardening. The loves of her life were the Denver Broncos, Mark Martin #6 with NASCAR, her animals, and each member of her family.

floral squareCynthia is survived by her husband, that she loved so much, Dennis Miller of Springfield, by her son and daughter-in-law: Elliott and Kathryn Pomplun of Houston, TX, by her daughter and son-in-law: Tanya and Kenneth Jones of Springfield, by her adoptive mother: Ruan Pohlman of Stanton, Nebraska, by her brother: Scott Pohlman of Davey, Nebraska, by her sisters: Kim Short of Virginia and Leanne Freeman-Besmer of Nebraska, and by her grandchild: Logan Unrine.

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Obituary for Jerry Lynn Hardison

Jerry Lynn Hardison, age 61 of Woodlawn, TN, passed from this life on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Vanderbilt Health. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM with Reverend Tyler Tibbs and Reverend Vicki Patton officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tommy Porter, Darren Hallman, Eric Pulley, Josh Morris, Chris Miller, Jacob Fuqua, William Gass, and Eric Gass serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Edwards, Mike Byrum, David Bond, Jimmy Estes, and Anthony Morris. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 4 until 8 PM and Tuesday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Jerry was born August 12, 1960 in Springfield to the late Thad Ray and Dorothy Louise Bagby Hardison. He was of the Baptist faith and had been attending Woodlawn Church of the Nazarene. He was a truck driver and enjoyed his time farming. In his leisure time he loved horseback riding, driving country roads, watching wildlife, and grilling and barbecuing for his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Carlisle.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife Lesa Hardison of Woodlawn; daughters and sons-in-law, Samantha and Justin Hall of Cedar Hill, Anna and Chris Leftrick of Springfield, Ashley and Josh Bogle of Stuart, VA, and Amanda and Greg Roath of Freeport, LA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Charles Redfern of Cedar Hill, Jean Clinard of Springfield, Sue Adams of Cedar Hill, Wanda and Ronnie Clinard of Springfield, Lucille and Jack Foy of Waynesboro, VA, and Tina Hardison of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Carline Payne 

Carline Payne was born in Springfield, Tennessee to Carl Lee Payne and Mary Ellen Dowlen on September 6, 1958. She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ellen Dowlen; her father, Carl Lee Payne; her brothers, Eric Carl Payne and Ricky Payne.

She attended the Robertson County School System. Carline accepted Christ at an early age at Second Missionary Baptist Church in Ashland City, Tennessee.

She worked for Elm Hurst Nursing Home for twenty -plus years.
On October 2, 2021 she departed this life.

She leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters, Krochina Jamison, Eszondra Hilliard, Arnecia Jamison, and one bonus daughter, Kalisha Rhodes; seven grandchildren, Ja`Kaira Wilson, Davion Wilson, Jamoni Wilson, Charmondoe Taylor, Chania Hudson, Charles Hilliard and Yasmin Lisenbee; eight great -grandchildren, Camiya Lawson, Josiah Blakemore, Daviana Wilson, Da`Niya Wilson, Joseph Blakemore, Antonio Lawson, Jersey Blakemore and James Lawson; three sisters, Joyce Payne Savage of Franklin, KY, Bridget Harvey of St. Louis, MO and Franscene Payne of Nashville, TN; six nieces, Paula, Chantoy, Karen, Martita, Ericka and Sierra; four nephews, Michael, Leon, John and Dejony; special friends, Edith Goodner, Vera Taylor, Maxine Turner, Joyce Hardin, Diane Toliver, Patti Campbell, Vickie Pennington, Veda Graham, floral squareVanessa Dotson, Kristie Brake, Sheila and Randy Hurst, and a host of bonus babies that she loved dearly.

Viewing, Visitation, and Funeral Service was Friday, October 8, 2021 at St. Matthew Holy Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Ricky Summers, Eulogy and Officiant; Interment, Restlawn Memorial Garden

Please keep the Payne Family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Barry Keith Lovvorn

Barry Keith Lovvorn, 61, of Greenbrier, passed away on Thursday September 30, 2021, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Memorial services were conducted Sunday October 3rd at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Cantrell officiating. The family received friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Barry was born July 22, 1960, in Duluth, Minnesota to Sam E. and Lillie Wells Lovvorn. He worked at Martinrea in Springfield as a Control Engineer and was of the Baptist faith. Barry loved woodworking and being outdoors. His favorite hobby was being on his Harley and riding anywhere he wanted to go.

floral squareBarry is survived by his wife: Joyce Burton Lovvorn of Greenbrier, by his sons: Jeremy and Keith Lovvorn, by his stepdaughters: Stephanie (Michael) Waltz of Springfield, Stacey (T.J.) Slagle of Greenbrier, and by his 2 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren.

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Obituary for Orvice Jones Martin

Orvice Jones Martin, age 94 of Greenfield, IN and formerly of Pleasant View, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Providence Baptist Church in Coopertown with Pastor David Price officiating. Burial followed in Ever Rest of Cheatham with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the church on Saturday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Martin was born April 20, 1927 in Liberty, KY to the late Solomon and Mae Flossie Gention Martin. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He worked for many years in a grain mill end enjoyed doing floral squarewoodwork and was a very good welder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two wives, Luedita Buckner Martin and Nancy Martin; and by his daughter, Sandra Martin.

He is survived by his sons, Albert Martin of Magnolia, OH and Chuck Martin of Greenfield, IN; 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren.

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Obituary for Reverend Wallace Denny Burchett

Reverend Wallace Denny Burchett, age 93 of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center surrounded by his family.

He was born September 19, 1928 in Pembroke, KY to the late Ewing Caldwell Burchett, Sr. and Irene Denny Burchett. He graduated from Pembroke High School and missed his high school graduation to begin service in the Air Force. He served as ariel photographer and was located in Japan. After discharge, he attended Austin Peay State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in education. He started his work career at Pembroke High School as a teacher and coach. He met his sweetheart, Barbara Bracey and they married May 30, 1954. In 1955 he was called to Ministry and was ordained at Pembroke Baptist Church in 1958. He attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he earned a master’s degree in divinity.

He served as a full-time Minister for 40 years in five Southern Baptist Churches located in northern Tennessee and southern Kentucky. Many he served as a teacher and/or principal in the local communities. Middleton Baptist Church, Middleton, KY; Walker Memorial Baptist Church, Franklin, TN; Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Orlinda, TN; Trinity Baptist Church, Hopkinsville, KY; and New Barren Springs Church, New Barren Springs, KY. He and his wife retired in Springfield, TN where he continued to serve for several years, at different times, as interim pastor for Cross Roads Baptist Church, Springfield, TN and assistant interim pastor at Middleton Baptist Church, Middleton, KY.

He has attended and been a member of Springfield Baptist Church for several years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Bracey Burchett; parents Ewing Caldwell Burchett, Sr. and Irene Denny Burchett; and brother Ewing Caldwell Burchett, Jr.

He is survived by his children, Anita (James) Marshall of Springfield, TN, Robert “Bubba” (Betty) Burchett of Clarksville, TN, and Lorri Burchett of Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren, Robert (BJ) Burchett, Mandy (Justin) Willson, Bracey (Phil) Thomas, Jamee Marshall; and Emilio Burchett, greatgrandchildren, Ellie Thomas, Kyler Willson, Kinsley Willson, Charlotte Thomas, and Josiah Thomas; sister-in-law, Wanda Burchett; and nieces and nephews, Wally Burchett, Eddie (Theresia) Burchett, and James (Leslie) Burchett.

A Celebration of Life service was held Friday, October 1, 2021, at 2:00 PM in the auditorium of Springfield Baptist Church with Dr. David Evans officiating. The family received friends at the church floral squareon Friday from 10 AM until the hour of service. Graveside services will be held at a later date for the family only in Pembroke, KY.

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

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Obituary for Lee Bailey Raines

Lee Bailey Raines, age 61, of Goodlettsville, passed away on September 27, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jere Raines and Della Coughlin; and a brother, Dan Raines.

He was a wonderful husband, father, and papa to his wife Beth Raines, children Adam, Jacob, and Hunter Raines, and grandchildren Peyton and Piper Raines all of which loved him very much and survive him.

Other loving family members who survive him include his brothers Ross (Meg) Raines and Don (Anne) Raines; stepfather David Coughlin, Sr.; stepbrother David Coughlin, Jr.; and many other floral squarefamily members.

Lee loved the Lord and was an active member of Long Hollow Baptist Church. He was a licensed Veterinarian serving the middle Tennessee area for 36 years.

A Memorial Service will be held in his honor at a later date.

Obituary provided by Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home

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Obituary for Virgil Lee Utley

Mr. Virgil Lee Utley, ended his earthly life on Monday, September 27, 2021 to enter into eternal rest.

Please keep the family in your prayers.

Services were held Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Fairview Baptist Church Springfield, TN. Visitation was from 11:00a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Funeral followed at 12:00p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home in Springfield.

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Obituary for Walter Carroll Kirby

Walter Carroll Kirby, age 69 of Adams, TN passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield with Bro. Steve Kirby officiating. Burial will follow in Bellwood Cemetery with Drew Kirby, Cole Savage, John Hooton, Tracy Todd and Jon Davidson serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 4th from 4pm to 8pm and again on Tuesday, October 5th from 12pm until time of service at the funeral home.

Walter was born in Nashville, TN on July 28, 1952 to the late Walter D. and Anna Avalee Dyer Kirby. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Grant Kirby.

He attended Hilldale Church of Christ and was a truck driver for Roadway Express. He was the former owner of the Bell Witch Cave in Adams, TN. He loved his wife of 49 years, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and most anything outdoors. He also enjoyed softball and baseball games when the children or grandchildren were playing.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen Weths Kirby of Adams; children, Melinda Carol Savage of Pleasant View, John Bryan (Valarie) Kirby of Houston, TX, Candy Elizabeth (John) Hooton of Hopkinsville, KY; grandchildren, Cole (Katlyn) Savage, Sydney Kirby, Kalie Morrison, Drew Kirby, Kara Hooton, Ellie Kirby, Autumn Savage, Hunter Hooton, Sierra Hooton; great-grandchildren, Joseph Savage and Brooklyn Savage.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, TN.

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Obituary for Sue Jean Denton

Age 68 of Goodlettsville passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born October 10, 1952 in Cross Plains, TN to Dorothy Fitzpatrick. She worked as a homemaker and enjoyed most of all, spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church.

She is preceded in death by her mother; brother, James Fitzpatrick. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Floyd Denton, Goodlettsville, TN; sons, Floyd (Gloria) Denton, Jr., Robert (Eva) Denton and Anthony Denton, all of Millersville, TN; daughters, Rebecca Michelle (Harold) Harrison, White House, TN, Sherry Lynn Denton and Penny (Dewayne) Hanson, both of Millersville, TN; sister, Rita Fitzpatrick, Madison, TN; 4 grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Roy Lamberth officiating. Interment will follow in White Hill Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10am until 2pm at the funeral home. The family kindly asks that masks be worn to the visitation and to the service.

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

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Obituary for Brenda Dunn “Ma’ Brenda” 

Brenda Neblett Dunn was born in Robertson County, Tennessee on June 18, 1951 to the late Robert Neblett and Alo Bernice Crocker Neblett. In her home surrounded by her loved ones on September 28, 2021 she “Moved Out To Her Brand New Life”.

Brenda was a 1969 graduate of East Robertson High School. During this time she was the first person of color to be inducted into the National Honor Society. She also held a National Office in the Future Home Makers of America. Brenda paved the road for so many during her high school years. She was also a dedicated employee of Berry Plastics in Franklin, KY for over 30 years.
Brenda married Horace Dunn Jr. and to this union two beautiful daughters were born. Brenda was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. She served in several positions but her calling was Vacation Bible School because of her love for the youth. Her passion for gospel music and willingness to minister through song made her the glue that held the choir together. She held the position of Choir President for over 10 years.

Brenda is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Alo Bernice Neblett; her three brothers, Nathaniel, Danny Lee, and Chris Neblett. She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Tabitha (Michael) Blakemore and Christina Dunn; three granddaughters, Alo Brendaye Dunn, Breneesha “Shae” Dunn, and Da’Terria “DeeDee” Dunn; one grandson, Denzel Blakemore; one great floral squaregrandson, Amir Taylor; one sister, Ann (Steve) Colbert; one cousin/brother, Marshall Holland. A very devoted cousin, Tony Trice; special friend, Benny Bradley. She also leaves to cherish aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews, other family and friends.
Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Orlinda, TN with Pastor Robert Bell, Eulogy and Pastor Cedric Poellnitz, Officiant; Interment, Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.

Keep the Dunn Family in your Prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Judith Carolyn Escue

Age 81 of Goodlettsville went home to be with the Lord Friday, October 1, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born May 24, 1940 in Madison, TN to James & Ruby Morgan Galbreath. She worked as a church secretary for Union Hill Baptist Church., where she was a member.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sharon McCutcheon. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Ray Escue, Goodlettsville, TN; sons, Paul (Marcia) Brown, Greenbrier, TN, Allen (Peggy Bussey) Brown, Goodlettsville, TN and Charlie (Ochmaa) Escue, Bloomington, IN; daughter, Lucy (Jason) Girt, Knoxville, TN; brother, Jay (Lynda) Galbreath, Goodlettsville, TN; 3 grandchildren, Khulan, Sayana and Jacoby.

floral squareA graveside service is scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2021 at 2pm in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Franklin, KY with Pastor Doug Thornton officiating and with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Monday, October 4, 2021 11:30am-1:30pm at Austin & Bell in White House. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Union Hill Baptist Church.

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

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Obituary for Margaret Scharkley

Margaret Marie Scharkley was born June 16, 1958 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Eugene C. and Mary Lee Scharkley. At an early age she was baptized at Peach Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Gallatin, Tennessee. In 2 Corinthians 5:8, it reminds us of Paul ’s writing, “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” Margaret was called on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 to return her soul back to the Creator.

She grew up in Robertson County and later moved to Gallatin, Tennessee.

She worked as a certified nursing assistance and as a dispatcher at both Robertson and Sumner County Sheriff Department. Before her health started to decline she returned back to Springfield, Tennessee to be with her sons.

Margaret enjoyed fishing, cooking, and spending time with family and friends and gossiping especially on the phone. Margaret is preceded in death by four brothers, James Cleveland, Bobby Sr., Richard and Robert Scharkley; one sister, Bertha Louise Scharkley Mallory.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories: two sons, Harold “Bubba” Scharkley and Andrelo Witherspoon; two sisters, Mary (James) Hicks of Cincinnati, OH and Maggie Timberlake of Smyrna, TN; three brothers, Eugene (Lisa) Scharkley, Harold, David Lee and floral squareEugene Alexander, all of Gallatin, TN; fifteen grandchildren; eleven great -grand – children; special friends/caregivers, Sherry Deal, Kimberly Scharkley and Katia Browder; a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Thursday, October 7, 2021 at St. Matthew Holy Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Perryn Dilliard, eulogy Reverend Willie Hamilton, Officiant; Interment, Oak Grove Church Cemetery, Cottontown, TN.

Keep the Scharkley Family in your Prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Betty Ann Amos

Betty Ann Amos, age 87 of Hendersonville, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

She was a wonderful sister, aunt and friend. She was a talented musician, singer and writer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonny and Annie Amos; brothers; Edmond Amos, Paul Amos and Bobby Amos and her sister, Norma Jean McCormick.

She is survived by her brother, Billy Amos; sisters; Alice Schreiber, Sandra Kelly and Wanda Amos. Her family will receive friends from floral square11:00 a.m. until her Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville.

Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Amos Cemetery in Boons Mill, Va.

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

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Obituary for Patrick Shales

Patrick Shales, age 73 of Joelton, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View for a visitation on Monday, October 4th from 4:00PM-8:00PM. There will not be a service following the visitation and his remains will be cremated following the visitation.

Mr. Shales was born on August 31, 1948 in Waukegan, Illinois to the late Delbert & Maybell Creighton Shales. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War. Patrick had worked in the medical industry delivering supplies and also his recent was the grounds keeper in the school system. He loved to take care of all stray animals and was an amazing person. Patrick was a loving father, grandfather, and was proud to be an American. He was of the Catholic faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Misti Shales; sister, Ruthie Shales; and brothers, Bobby and James Shales.

floral squareHe is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Debra Shales; son, Bill (Patti) Shales; brothers, Butch (Sharon) Shales, Jack (Sue) Shales, and Lloyd Shales; sisters, Judith Romero & Patsy Matthews; a son by love, Medford (Patricia) Matthews; grandchildren, Xavier (Jordan) Matthews & Medford Matthews, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Elliott and Ruby Matthews.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View assisted the family with the local arrangements.

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Obituary for Michael George Fechner

Age 62 of White House passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at his home following a brief illness. He was born April 28, 1959 in Niagara Falls, NY to John E. Fechner, Jr. & Patricia A. Strachan Fechner. He worked in the Nashville music industry as a sound engineer. He enjoyed music and spending time on his parent’s farm, which he had purchased.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his lifetime companion, Nathalie Cole, White House, TN; sisters, Jacqueline Fechner, Lockport, NY and Cynthia Sepielli, Ransomville, NY; one niece; one nephew.

There are no local services or visitation planned.

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

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Obituary for Joe Leroy Jackson

Joe Leroy Jackson, scholar and musician, US Naval Officer in the Korean War, loving and devoted family patriarch and friend, passed away on September 28, 2021.

Joe was born on June 19, 1928 to humble beginnings in Stayton, Tennessee. He graduated from Charlotte High School in 1947 and was Captain of the high school football team. He met Amy Ruth Wall in 1948 at an outing at the rock quarry across from Amy’s aunt’s house in Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee. They were married on July 28, 1952 in Charlotte, Tennessee. Together they raised four children: David, Roberta, Jimmy & John.

During the Korean War, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Navy and rose in rank to Navy Lieutenant Officer. He served as Band Director and later became Principal of Springfield High School. He was a professor of education at George Peabody College in Nashville from 1966 until 1972. He later became the Headmaster at Indian Springs School in Helena, Alabama.

Joe was a lifelong, self-educated musician and played double bass with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra for 14 years. Additionally, he played with the Tupelo Mississippi, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville Alabama Symphony Orchestras and taught upright bass at The Alabama School of Fine Arts, and privately at home. He was quite the sports fan and found himself cheering for the Tennessee Titans every Sunday afternoon after relocating back to Nashville in 2004.
His relationship with God was of upmost importance. He recognized the importance of hard work and determination which modeled his beliefs throughout his life. Joe had a passion for reminiscing about his early years and could remember dates better than anyone on this earth!

He is preceded in death by parents Sally Story Jackson and Robert Freeman Jackson; siblings Emmitt Jackson, Leon Jackson, Odell Jackson Wall, Louise Jackson Fowler, Ruth Jackson Simpson, and Billy Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Amy; children David, Roberta, Jimmy and John; eight grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation for family and friends was held Friday, October 1 at floral squareAustin Bell Funeral Home from 4:30 – 8:00 PM. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 2 at Hendersonville Church of Christ at 11:00 AM. Burial at Union Cemetery in Dickson, TN followed the funeral at 2:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Church’s of Christ Disaster Relief Fund at www.disasterreliefeffort.org.

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Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Gary Oliver

Gary “Bubba-Gatty” Wayne Oliver, age 51 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at St. Thomas West in Nashville.

A memorial service was conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 5:00PM on Sunday, October 3rd, with Pastor Chris Royalty officiating.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, October 2nd from 3-6PM and again on Sunday from 3:00PM until the hour of service at 5:00PM.

Gary was born on May 10th, 1970 in Nashville, Tennessee. He worked as an electrician. He loved to play softball, golf, and enjoyed eating. Gary was an avid Alabama fan.

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his father, Johnny W. Oliver; maternal grandparents, John & Nelda Perry; paternal grandfather, Johnny Oliver; and uncles, Johnny Perry, and Gary Lee Oliver.

He is survived by his mother, Tonnie Trotter (Donald Crotzer); sisters, Terri (Kenny) Smith and Chelsea (Scotty) Collins; grandmother, Myrtle Oliver; uncle, Darnell (Susie) Oliver; nieces, Amelia Collins & Kayla Smith; and nephew, Charlie Collins.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View assisted the family with the local arrangements.

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Obituary for Ruby Covington

Ruby Nevil Covington, age 99, of Portland, TN, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at her home.

Graveside services were held Friday, October 1, 2021 at 2pm in the Cross Plains Cemetery. Burial followed with Jay Wright, Jeff Taylor, John Raymond Traughber, Barry Faulkner, Dan Green and Stephen Yates serving as pallbearers.

Private visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Covington was born August 16, 1922 in Trimble, TN to the late James Ruben and Leeona Botts Nevil. She worked as a sales clerk at Castner Knott and was a member of the Cross Plains United Methodist Church. She was a Cross Plains historian, started Cross Plains Trash and Treasure and the Cross Plains Historical Society, and loved genealogy.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Covington is preceded in death by her husband, James Covington. She is survived by her daughter, floral squareJama Nevil (Nelson) Wright; sisters, Mickey Mullins and Mary Clymer; grandson, Jay (Carie) Wright; great-grandchildren, Sadie Wright and Saylor Wright; 1 nephew; and 3 nieces.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Cross Plains Historical Society. 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 Dorothy Tanner

Dorothy Mae Capps Tanner, age 77, of Springfield, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 at her home.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 2pm in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Wednesday from 10am until 1:30pm.

Mrs. Tanner was born December 19, 1943 in Klamath Falls, OR to the late Charlie F. and Mary Ellen O’Brien Capps. She worked at Johnson Electric and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Tanner is preceded in death by her son, Tony Michael Capps.

floral squareMrs. Tanner is survived by her husband, Terry Tanner; son and daughter-in-law, Terry Roger and Kami Capps; step-son, Terry Lynn Tanner; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Sue and Curtis Morse; step-daughters and step-son-in-law, Mary Lorene and Jackie Wolfe, and Teresa Diane Barber; brother, Jimmy Capps; sisters, Betty Russell and Maggie Evans; and two grandchildren.

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

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