In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week October 17, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week October 17, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Oct. 11-17, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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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 Roy Gaylon, Sr. & Sandra Binkley

Roy Gaylon Binkley, Sr., age 78, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, preceded his wife in death on Monday, October 11, 2021. His wife, Sandra Kay, age 73, followed him in death on Wednesday, October 20th.

Funeral services for both will be conducted at 2 o’clock pm, Sunday, October 24, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Pastor Joey Myers and Randy Hester officiating. Burial will follow in Mallory’s Cemetery with Tim Binkley, Michael Perry, Eric Derossett, Lamont Collier, Randy Rives, and Robert Hester serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, October 23rd, from 3-8PM and again on Sunday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Binkley was born in Pleasant View, Tennessee on August 20, 1943 to the late George Washington & Edna Mae Knox Binkley. He owned his own sign painting business and retired after 40 years in the boating industry. He loved horses, loved the outdoors, and loved working in the lawn care business. He loved his family, mostly his grandkids and great grandchild.

Mrs. Sandra was born in Nashville, Tennessee on January 1, 1948 to the late James Albert, Sr. & Mable Ellis Haddock Clark. She retired after 40 years in the boating industry. She was in charge of her local Neighborhood Watch program. Mrs. Binkley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchild dearly.

Mr. & Mrs. Binkley were married for 56 years and were both members of Liberty Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Binkley is preceded in death by his sister, Glenda Fay Rives. He is survived by brother, Bob (Bonnie) Heflin; and many nieces & nephews.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, Mrs. Binkley is preceded in death by brother, James A. Clark, Jr. She is survived by brother, David L. Clark; and sisters, Shirley Binkley, and Pat (George) Patterson; and many nieces & nephews.

Additional survivors include sons, Roy Binkley, Jr. and Tim (Teresa) Binkley; daughter, Cindy (Michael) Perry; grandchildren, Tiffany (Eric) Derossett, Coral Perry, and Taylor Binkley; and great-grandchild, Lucas Derossett.

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

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Obituary for Denise Pullen

Denise Pullen departed this life on Saturday, October 13, 2021. She was born on February 14, 1955 to Roosevelt Sr. and Reatha Mae Carneygee; the second child of five siblings in Gary Indiana. Denise was known as ‘Niecy’, ‘Juice’, ‘Baby Sister’, ‘Granny’ and ‘Momma P’ to her family, friends and extended kids that were always at her house.

Before she left this earth, she did acknowledge Jehovah God and was baptized as a witness.

Denise went to West Side High School, where she met the love of her life, Gregory Pullen, Sr. They were married September 28, 1979 in the middle of their living room, where they shared almost 25 years together. Denise was a Homemaker, wife, friend and amazing mother to five girls and three boys. She enjoyed being around her grandkids and her great-grandkids all the time. Everyone that met her would say “we love your mom”.

Don’t let Niecy fool you – she knew how to have a good time. She was the life of the party. The first one on the dance floor and the last one off. She was always learning new dance moves and was ready anytime for a dance battle. She also fell in love with traveling with her Kingdom Hall sisters and brothers and her vacations with her family. From New York, Arizona, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida. She really enjoyed herself. She always said, “Y’all not leaving me behind”.

The hobby she loved the most was playing basketball with her kids and grandkids. Let her tell it, ‘she had game’. Every time she would make a basket, she would do her dance. She would be at every basketball game screaming louder than the coach. When she was not playing basketball, she loved to garden, talk on the phone, read bible lessons, bowling and shop.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory Pullen, Sr.; daughter, Latonya Pullen; sons, Gregory, Jr. and Andre Pullen; her father, Roosevelt Carneygee, Sr.; her mother, Reatha Mae Carneygee; sister, Audrey; Brother Roosevelt Carneygee, Jr.; and niece, Chisle Story.

Denise leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Tandanisha (Marshall) Parker, Stephanie, Stacy (Sam), and WillieMae; son, George Pullen; grandkids, Johnathan, Justin, and Jovan (Shayla), Cortell, Cortina, Clara, Clarence, Malik, Ma’Kala, Markell, Frank, Lloyd, and Laila; 8 great-grandkids; sister, Shirley Carneygee Story-floral squareNelson; brother, Arnez (Kim) Carneygee; sister-in-law, Pamela Carneygee; several nieces, nephews, family and friends including a special cousin, Luella Sanders; and special friends, Lillian Johnson and Ms. D.

Visitation with the family will be on Saturday, October 23, from 10:00am until 12:00pm at Austin & 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 Mrs. Maria Amalia Mejia Del Cid

Maria Amalia Mejia-Del Cid, age 46, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 1pm at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father Anthony Lopez as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 10am until 12pm.

Mrs. Mejia-Del Cid was born February 5, 1975 in Honduras to Julio Cesar Mejia Marques and Hilaria Del Cid Sanchez. She was a homemaker and communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Mrs. Majia-Del Cid is survived by her husband, Augusto Retana; and children, Dany Augusto Retana Mejia, Yahaira Cecilia Retana Mejia, Arvin Noel Retana Mejia and David Josue Retana Mejia.

Maria Amalia Mejia-Del Cid, de 46 años, de Springfield, falleció el miércoles 13 de octubre de 2021 en NorthCrest Medical Center. La misa fúnebre se llevará a cabo el sábado 23 de octubre de 2021 a la 1 pm en la iglesia católica Our Lady of Lourdes con el padre Anthony Lopez como celebrante. Seguirá el entierro en el cementerio de Elmwood con familiares y amigos como portadores del féretro.

El velorio se llevará a cabo en Austin & Bell Funeral Home en Springfield el viernes 22 de octubre de 2021 de 4 a 8 p.m. y nuevamente el sábado de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m.

La Sra. Mejia-Del Cid nació el 5 de febrero de 1975 en Honduras de Julio Cesar Mejia Marques e Hilaria Del Cid Sanchez. Ella era ama de casa y comulgante de la Iglesia Católica Nuestra Señora de Lourdes.

floral squareA la Sra. Majia-Del Cid le sobreviven su esposo, Augusto Retana; y los niños, Dany Augusto Retana Mejia, Yahaira Cecilia Retana Mejia, Arvin Noel Retana Mejia y David Josue Retana Mejia.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home en Springfield está a cargo de estos arreglos.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 509 Walnut St, Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Marvin Dowlen, Sr.

Marvin Alvie Dowlen, Sr. age 87 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, October 11, 2021 at Be Blessed Group Home in Hendersonville.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Saturday, October 16th, with Bro. David Price officiating. Burial will follow in Dowlen Cemetery with Mark Bradshaw, Miki Braswell, Michael Dowlen, Ricky Henderson, Donnie Hunter, and David Spicer serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Dowlen, Freddy Dowlen, Jimmy Dowlen, and Jeffery Dowlen.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, October 16th from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Dowlen was born on September 2, 1934 in Pleasant View, Tennessee to the late Edgar H. & Nettie Reeves Dowlen. He was the retired owner/operator of the former Pleasant View Shell Service Station. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many. He was gentle, kind, and a man of integrity. He was a member of 24 Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Dowlen; grandson, Josh Krantz; stepson, Scott Cole; and 4 brothers.

Survivors include his sons, Marvin Dowlen, Jr., Kerry Dowlen, and Tracy (Regina) Dowlen; daughters, Teresa (Mitch) Walker, Pam Ivey, and Susan (Mark) Bradshaw; grandchildren, Daphne, Andrea, Marvin III, Samantha, Brent, Brittney, Josh, & Chelsea; and 6 great-grandchildren.

floral squareThe family would like to express a special thank you to his loving caregivers at High Point Hospice & Be Blessed Group Home.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to High Point Hospice, Sumner Medical Plaza, 300 Steam Plant Road, #220, Gallatin, Tennessee 37066.

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

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Obituary for James “Brian” Freeland

James “Brian” Freeland, 57, of Burlington, KY, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood, KY, surrounded by his loving family. Brian was a teacher for Freeland Home School. He was born on November 30, 1963, to James Earl and Martha Sue (née Traughber) Freeland. Brian enjoyed history, digging into God’s Word, traveling and being with his family.

Brian attended East Robertson Schools from kindergarten through 12th grade and was an ERHS graduate of 1982. Farming and baseball were a huge part of his early years. He pursued a Criminal Justice degree at Middle Tennessee State University where he graduated in 1986. He worked several years as a probation officer and an investigator for the Public Defender’s Office before beginning a career with State Farm Insurance. Brian and his family lived in Murfreesboro, TN; Puyallup, WA; and Burlington, KY during the past twenty-two years. He left the workforce five years ago to homeschool their two daughters. He loved spending time with his girls while teaching them. He was also active with their Classical Conversations Community.

Brian was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Sue Freeland, in April 2021 and mother-in-law, Mary Dixon in June 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of twenty-two years, Debbie (née Dixon) Freeland and their two daughters, Jessica & Olivia Freeland (Burlington, KY). He is also survived by his father, James Earl Freeland (Cross Plains, TN); brothers, Stephen (Tina) Freeland (Orlinda, TN) and Brent (Sabrina) Freeland (Farragut, TN); father-in-law, Gene Dixon (Murfreesboro, TN); brother-in-law, Gene (Leshelle) Dixon, Jr (Murfreesboro, TN); along with several nieces and nephews.

floral squareA visitation will be held on Sunday, October 17, from 3:00-5:00 pm at Grace Fellowship, 9373 Gunpowder Rd, Florence, KY 41042. The following weekend, visitation will be held in his hometown Friday, October 22, 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturday, October 23 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 7109 Hwy 25, Cross Plains, TN 37049. A Celebration of Life will follow at 12:00 pm at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to www.showhope.org or www.miamoo.org. Online condolences can be sent to www.linnemannfuneralhomes.com.

Obituary provided by Robertson County Funeral Home

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Obituary for Joyce Ann Gribble

Joyce Ann Gribble, 68, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Tuesday October 12, 2021, at her home.

A time of visitation was held with the family on Thursday October 14th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home. Following visitation, she was conveyed to the Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home in Waynesville, OH for funeral services at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday October 17th at Corwin Church. Burial will follow in Miami Cemetery in Waynesville. Visitation will also be held on Saturday October 16th from 5 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Corwin Church.

Joyce was born November 10, 1952, in Dayton, OH. She was a member of Cornerstone Church in Madison, where she loved working with and teaching children. Joyce enjoyed making flower arrangements, cooking, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and she always loved to make others happy. She was certainly a person that if you knew her, you loved her.

floral squareJoyce is survived by her husband: Jeff Gribble of Greenbrier, by her daughter and son-in-law: Melisa and Joey De la Cruz of Corpus Christi, TX, by her grandchildren: Leighea Kraemer, Addy, Emery, and Livi De la Cruz, by her mother: Elsie Stephens of Waynesville, OH, by her father: Oswald Scott of Beaver Creek, OH, by her brothers: David Scott of McKinney, TX, Chuck Stephens of Jamestown, and by the one that outranked everyone, her cat, Fletcher.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Timothy Duane Burns

Minister Timothy Duane Burns was the son of Suffragan Bishop George W. Burns and the late Mary K. Burns. He was born June 1, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was educated and graduated from Nashville Davidson County School in Madison, Tennessee.

Tim was a hard worker and had various jobs such as an employee of American General Life and Accident Insurance Company, The State of Tennessee, and his current job which was at Metro Development Housing Authority.

Tim was a faithful member of Christ Temple North under the leadership of his father, Bishop George W. Burns for over forty – five years. He later joined Bethel Apostolic Temple Church where he served faithfully under the leadership of Pastor Charles Cantrell until his health declined. Throughout his many faithful years of serving the Lord, he served as a Sunday School Teacher, played the drums, operated the sound system, as well as led Praise and Worship at Christ Temple North. After joining Bethel Apostolic, he was also a Sunday School Teacher and was a member of the Brotherhood. Tim was a faithful member of the First Apostolic Council of Kentucky and Tennessee where over the years he served as a Sunday School Superintendent, an Assistant Treasurer, as well as taught various classes. He also served faithfully in Region 5 and taught many classes. One of his favorite Scripture is Romans 8:28 – 30.

On May 30, 1998, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Jacqueline Burns. Tim loved God, he loved his family and friends. He loved the Dallas Cowboys, that was his favorite NFL Football Team.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary K. Burns.
On October 9, 2021 he transitioned to be with the Lord.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Jacqueline Burns of Springfield, TN; daughters, Tameka (David) Harris of Lawrenceville, GA, Adrienne and Ayame Burns of Raleigh, NC, and Courtney Dickerson of Springfield, TN; grandchildren, John Zirker, Landon Harris both Lawrenceville, GA, Jakhiah Burns of Raleigh, NC and Courtavious Herring of Springfield, TN; his father, Suffragen Bishop George W. Burns (Frances) of Nashville, TN; brothers, Irvin (Nora) Turner of Cincinnati, OH, Bobby Nixon of Nashville, TN, and Audras (Pat) Nixon of Louisville, KY; sisters, Diane Wright of Covington, KY, Brenda Ellis of Cincinnati, OH, and floral squareEloise (Derek) Smith of Cincinnati, OH; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. Tim truly loved the Lord and will be greatly missed by all.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Bethel Apostolic Temple Church with Pastor Charles Cantrell, Eulogy and Pastor James L. Darden, Officiant; Burial in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Gene Underwood

Clifton Eugene Underwood “Gene”, age 80 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Thursday, October 14, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Monday, October 18th, with Bro. Jim Clark officiating. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Josh Robinson, Dylan Morton, Tommy Underwood, Peyton Biggs, Korey Douglas, Derek Underwood, Alec Scott, Wyatt Thomsen, and Easton Duncan serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 17th from 3:00PM until 7:00PM and again on Monday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Underwood was born on February 22, 1941 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late William & Nora Fredonia Neblett Underwood. He was retired after 45 years from Acme Boot Company. Mr. Underwood was a simple man who loved being with his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed watching them play ball and attending their birthday parties. He was also an avid Kentucky basketball fan. He was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Fred, Leroy, and Lawrence Underwood; and sister, EmmaNell Grey.

floral squareSurvivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Gail Underwood; sons, Brandon (Christi) Underwood and Darryl (Melissa) Underwood; daughter, Denise (Brian) Biggs; and grandchildren, Brittany Robinson, Kristen Underwood, Kelsey Duncan, Elizabeth Crowder, Kali Morton, Meagan Underwood, Tommy Underwood, Peyton Biggs, Korey Douglas, Derek Underwood, and Kaylee Biggs; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Larry Leroy Brashear

Age 77 of Donaldson, Florida and White House, Tennessee, formerly of Indiana, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at The Waters of Springfield. He was born October 27, 1943 in Tipton, Indiana to Donald William & Sylvia Eleanor Friend Brashear. Larry Brashear, GiGi, as he was called by his great grandson, lived the last few years of his life in connection with his family. He loved spending time on the mower at his son’s house, followed by hours of talking, drinking, and watching the fire. He was very loved by his children and expressed great thanks to be able to be with them. His storytelling and sharp wit was a thing to behold. We love you and thank you Dad for being with us. May you find peace and the love of God in your final frontier!

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Brashear. He is survived by his son, Brett (Melony) Brashear, Springfield, TN; daughter, Barbie Brashear (John Bickel), Houston, TX; special companion, Caroline “Tina” Brashear; brother, Russell “Rusty” (Becky) Brashear, Frankton, IN; 3 grandchildren, Carley Brashear, Kristen Brashear and Tyler McFadden; 2 great-grandchildren, Axel Brashear and Aslyn McFadden; several nieces and nephews.

There are no services or visitation planned currently.

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

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Obituary for Doris Beesley

Doris Varnell Beesley, age 71, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at her home following a five-year battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 18, 2021 at 12pm at the Main Street Church of Christ with Brother Joe Rushing and Barry Throneberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jim Gray, Tony Webster, Bobby Pitt, Marty Neal, Gary Gill, Joe Gordon and Jesse Parham serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Walter Pruitt, the Main Street Church of Christ Nursery Teachers and former Teachers, and the former Robertson County School Librarians.

Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 2-6pm and again on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 12 Noon.

Growing up in Jackson she graduated from Jackson High School in 1968 and attended David Lipscomb University in Nashville where she graduated in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She completed a Master’s Degree in early childhood education at Tennessee Technological University in 1980. Doris was employed right out of college as a kindergarten and first-grade teacher with the Robertson County Schools where she worked for 46 years. She taught classes at North Robertson, Cheatham Park and Bransford Elementary Schools and spent the last 30 years of her career as the librarian at Westside Elementary School. In 1986 she married then local radio announcer Tom Beesley, and they spent 35 years together as a couple. Doris was a member of the Main Street church of Christ in Springfield where she served for more than 20 years as the supervisor of the church’s nursery department. Her love of teaching children began as a teenage Bible School teacher in Jackson. Known for her superior organizational skills, Doris also helped supervise the church’s education supply room and chaired several of the congregation’s Ladies Retreats in the 1980’s and 1990s.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents Willie Paul and Ivy Brown, an uncle: Wilson Brown and an aunt: Marguerite Wilson all of Jackson

Mrs. Beesley is survived by her husband, Tom Beesley; mother-in-law, Shirley Beesley of Murfreesboro; sisters-in-law, Kay (Bobby) Pitt of Norene, TN and Lisa (Marty) Neal of Rockvale, TN; uncle, Stanley Lee Brown of Jackson, TN; dear friends, Beverly Webster of Springfield and Belvia Pruitt of Smyrna; 6 nieces and nephews; and floral square12 great-nieces and nephews.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Main Street Church of Christ Building Fund, the Churches of Christ Disaster Fund, the Westside Elementary School Library or the Potters Children’s Home. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Douglas Wayne Pirtle

Age 68 of White House went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born December 27, 1952 in Nashville, TN to George Agron & Annie Mae Moss Pirtle. Doug was a man who wore many hats. Some of the jobs that he had over the years included Capital News as a salesman, Rabold & Hoover Brokerage, the owner/operator of DJ’s Lawn and Garden, manager of Foodtown (which later became Al’s Food Valu), owner/operator of Doug’s BP and finally, his proudest endeavor was being the owner/operator of Pirtle Construction Company. Doug proudly supported his community, and surrounding communities, his neighbors and friends. He enjoyed fishing, home building and eating at De La Paz.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, George Pirtle, Jr. & Tommy Pirtle; one sister, Linda Hendrixson. He is survived by his loving high school sweetheart and wife of 49 years, Jennell Cowan Pirtle; son, Bryan (Dianna) Pirtle, both of Springfield, TN; daughter, Amy (Chad) Harrison, Cottontown, TN; sisters, Sherron (David) Bruce, Hendersonville, TN and Sandra (Carl) Willis, Goodlettsville, TN; sister-in-law, Wendy Pirtle, Smyrna, TN; five grandchildren, Brianna (Matthew) Sigmund, Blaine-Austin Pirtle, Kylie Pirtle, Jon-Michael Harrison and Ryleigh Harrison; several nieces and nephews and his beloved Golden Doodle, Garth.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Bob Cook officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Monday, October 18, 2021 4-8PM and Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10AM until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Joyce Hodges

Joyce Ann Wilson Hodges, age 84, of Springville and formerly of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 2:30 pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Terry Bear officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jarrett Miller, Dwayne Miller, Darrell Van Meter, Lucas Wilkins, Jason Cleary and Liam Cleary serving as pallbearers. Gabriel Rylee was an Honorary Pallbearer.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:30pm until the hour of service at 2:30pm.

Mrs. Hodges was born September 27, 1937 in Springfield, TN to the late Ewing and Annie Laura Savage Wilson. She was a homemaker and worked at Emerson Electric.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Hodges is preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Hodges, her brother, Carl Wilson, her sister, Betty Jean Rice, and her sister-in-law, Janice Wilson. Mrs. Hodges is survived by her son, Danny Hodges of Clarksville; daughter, Lisa (Dwayne) Miller of Springville, TN; brother, Charles Wilson; sister, Sheila Kay Burton; grandchildren, Ryan Hodges, Stacey Clary, Danielle Fleming and Jarrett Miller; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Dorothy Hunter

Dorothy Jean Apple Hunter, age 89, of Clarksville, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Morningside Assisted Living in Springfield.

Mrs. Hunter was born January 25, 1932 to Bailey J. and Hurl Murphey Apple in Adams, TN. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Thad Allensworth Hunter, a retiree of Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation.

Mrs. Hunter attended Bell School in Adams, TN and became a Licensed Practical Nurse for 25 years at Clarksville Memorial Hospital and also served as president of the LPN Association. She enjoyed her work very much as well as traveling. She was a member of Hilldale united Methodist Church in Clarksville.

Mrs. Hunter is survived by 2 children, Vickie Holbrooks and husband, Bobby, of Hillsville, VA and Thad A. Hunter, II and wife, Anita, of White House, TN; grandchildren, Donnon and wife, Penny, Holbrooks of Fancy Gap, VA, Lisa and husband Rick, Anthony of Blacksburg, VA, Mandy and husband, Dan, Glick of Huntsville, AL and Chad and wife, Mary Helon, Hunter of Springfield, TN; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 1pm until the hour of service at 2pm with Brother Stephen Sauls officiating. Burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with Chad Hunter, Bailey Hunter, Donnon Holbrooks, Rick Anthony, Dan Glick, Gabe Glick and Caleb Glick serving as pallbearers.

floral squareThough flowers are appreciated, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetic Association or to the American Parkinson Disease Association. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

The family would also like to thank Morningside Assisted Living and Comfort Care Hospice of Springfield for their care and assistance.

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

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Obituary for Kevin Lee Tate

Kevin Lee Tate, age 56 of Greenbrier passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral Service were at 1pm on Friday, October 15th, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Jim Hester officiating. The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, October 14 and 11am until the hour of service on Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Jesse Dunn, Matt Oliver, Brandon Russell, Jamie Green, Tate Moore and Dale Richardson. Inurnment took place at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church in White House at a later date.
He was born January 15, 1965 in Bucyrus, Ohio to the late John Larry Tate and Mary Alice Richardson Tate.

He was a Lead Installer for CSC Service Works. He loved his family very much, especially the grandchildren and spending time with them. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, taxidermy, jeeping and spending time in the Smoky Mountains.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 35 years Cathy Lee Lacroix Tate; mother, Mary Alice Richardson Tate; daughters, Sara Holly (Jesse) Dunn, Becca Lee Tate; sisters, Cynthia (Jeff) Crosslin, Beverly (Authur) Moore; grandchildren, Logan “JR” Seeley, Jr., Leela Dunn, Bella Dunn; numerous nephews and nieces.

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

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Obituary for Charlotte Schutt

Charlotte Faye Osborne Schutt, age 46, of Springfield, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021 at West Meade Place in Nashville.

No services are planned at this time.

Mrs. Schutt was born March 22, 1975 to Mr. Rayburn Albert Osborne of Florida and the late Mrs. Charlotte Swinson Osborne. She was a homemaker, loving wife and mother, and devoted grandmother.

In addition to her mother, Mrs. Schutt is preceded in death by her step-daughter, Brandy Schutt.

floral squareIn addition to her father, Mrs. Schutt is survived by her husband, Herman Jacob Schutt; sons, Carson Seaborn and Eric Schutt, both of Springfield; daughter, Brandi (James) Belcher of Clarksville; sisters, Jennifer Osborne of Springfield and Edwina Reeves of Florida; and two grandchildren.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Clifford Wilson Smith

Clifford Wilson Smith, 78, of Greenbrier, passed away on Saturday October 9, 2021, at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services were 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 followed 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 received 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 were 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 followed in the Heads Church Cemetery with Jason Ellis, Jeff Ellis, Rob Ellis, Jamie Ellis, Greg Balthrop, and Rodney Balthrop serving as pallbearers. The family received 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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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 received 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 were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Friday, October 15th, with Pastor Danny Everette officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with Timmy Williams, Sean Jordan, Russell Jordan, Austin Williams, Steve Neely, and Andy Johnson serving as pallbearers.

The family received 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 were 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 followed in the Adams Cemetery. The family received 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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Obituary for Dalton Bailey Tramell

Dalton Bailey Tramell, 23, of Springfield, passed away on Monday October 4, 2021, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Funeral services were 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 followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Willie Read, Zack Gammon, Dylan Bush, Sammy Gray, Dual Bilyeu, and Hank Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were 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 received 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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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 was held 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 was live-streamed on W. D. Crowder Funeral Home Facebook Page. Full obituary to be published soon.

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 were held at 1pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. Burial followed in Lights Chapel Cemetery. The family received 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 were 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 were cremated following the funeral service.

Visitation was 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 were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Thursday, October 14th, with Pastor David Royalty officiating. Burial followed 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 received 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 were conducted at Calvary Bible Church in Joelton at 5:00PM on Sunday, October 10th, with Dr. David Harrell officiating. Pallbearers serving were Dave Brown, Jake Hutchison, Dave Hoffman, Bob Lewis, Casey Caldwell, Chris Caldwell, and Brad Denny. His remains were cremated following the funeral service.

The family received 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 were at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Nathan Washburn officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Bill Norwood, Matt Norwood, Jared Norwood, Mark Bradfield, Wayne Dugger and Rex Bass serving as pallbearers. The family received 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 was held Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11am in Hillcrest Cemetery with Pastor Jon Briggs officiating and with family and friends serving as pallbearers. There was 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 was held Monday, October 11, 2021 at 2pm at Birdwell’s Chapel Church of Christ with Bro. Scott Ballard and Bro. Dale Sadler officiating. Interment followed 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 was 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 were conducted at 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Woodmont Hills Church with Rev. Jim Wright officiating. Burial followed 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 were Roy Adair Miles III and Larry Tidwell.

floral squareThe family received 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 were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Sunday, October 10th, with Tony Cobb officiating. Burial followed 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 were the employees of Burnett’s Marathon.

The family received 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 was 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 was held 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 was 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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