In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week October 25, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week October 25, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Oct. 19 – Oct. 25, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Georgia Mae Gatlin Sloan

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

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

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

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

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

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Arrangements entrusted to Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Goodlettsville, TN

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Obituary for James Milton Masood

It is with immense sorrow that we announce the death of James Milton Masood of Crossville, TN, formerly of Fredonia, NY, who passed away on October 24, 2020 due to complications of COVID-19. He was born November 11, 1955 in Frederick, MD. He graduated from Frederick High School in 1973 followed by receiving a BS in Accounting in 1977 from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. Because of his natural flair for business, he quickly rose through the ranks in the food industry holding management and executive positions with Rite Aid Wholesale Food in Shiremanstown, PA, McCain Citrus in Chicago, IL, the Red Wing Company in Fredonia, NY, Fieldbrook Foods in Dunkirk, NY, and lastly with Wells Enterprises of La Mars, IA. Jim instilled trust, confidence and loyalty whether in the boardroom, with customers, or on the golf course. He took his responsibilities seriously, but always had a witty sense of humor and found time to relax on his numerous travels with his family and friends. He was a go-to for advice, making him a great mentor to many, especially his children. He loved the beach, drinking a Malibu rum and pineapple, and making others laugh. To his family he was a devoted husband, father, brother and son, and he enjoyed the companionship of “man’s best friend” with the latest being chocolate lab, Hershey. Jim enjoyed life, valued his friendships and was awaiting retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Priscilla and James Masood of Frederick, Maryland.

He is survived by his loving wife Ann, of 37 years, of Crossville, TN, two children, Kristen Masood-Sidebottom (Daniel) of Hendersonville, TN, and Eric (fiancée Nicole Williams) of Crossville, TN, sister Lisa Giles (Robert Hollar) of Mettawa, IL and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

floral squareA celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org) where research may result in breakthroughs for others with kidney disease. Please join Jim’s family and friends in loving remembrance of him.

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

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Obituary for Mary Yvonne Killom

Mary Yvonne Killom, 85, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Saturday October 24, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday October 27th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Jon Briggs officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Lee Trice, Bryon Trice, Dylan Fiscus, Jeff Hogan, Brandon Perry, and Paeton Hurst serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Killom was born August 24, 1935 in Stewart County to the late Virgil Wayne and Hazel Ludie Travis Cherry. She was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School Class of 1952, and then went on to work for National Life Insurance Company. She was a member of Cedar Hill Church of Christ and was a retired contract cleaner with Dupont. Mrs. Killom loved bowling, doing Find A Word’s, and reading her Bible.

floral squareMrs. Killom is survived by her son: Donald C. (Donna) Killom, Jr., of Springfield, by her daughters: Sharon Killom Wooden of Springfield, Laraine Killom Worley of Greenbrier, Rhonda Killom (Miles) Pence of Springfield, by her brother: Phillip Wayne Cherry of Adams, by her sister: Martha Jean Corbin of Springfield, by her grandchildren: April Hogan, Lee Trice, Bryon Trice, and Brandi Perry, by seven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

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The Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Phyllis Gunn

Phyllis L. Moore Gunn was born on February 21, 1957 to the late Loretta Moore Davis and Charles D. Lunsford. She departed this life’s journey on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

She professed a hope in Christ at an early age under the leadership of Reverend W. J. Speed at the First Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a current member under the leadership of Pastor Emanuel Haygood.

She was employed with Holley Inc. for twenty plus years until they closed. Phyllis was a loving person and everyone she met loved her.
She married the love of her life, Donald Gunn and they recently celebrated fourteen years of marriage.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents and brother, Robert L. Davis.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her loving and devoted husband, Donald Gunn; two sons, Carlos (Keshia) Brooks of Lebanon, TN and Miguel (Cherise) Brooks of Hawaii; step children, Shamike Gunn , Rhonda Graham; and Antarrian Gunn all of Springfield, TN; three grand-children, Andrea, Mikal and Alex Brooks; three sisters, Antheia and Dortheia Davis both of Springfield, TN and Tonya (Johnny) Garrett of Portland, TN; three sisters-in-law, Mary Gunn Ellis of Springfield, TN, Ilisa Gunn of Cordova, TN and Patricia Woodard of Franklin, KY; a host of nieces, nephews; devoted friends, The Roberts Family, Vanessa Townsend, floral squareLovie Jones, Gladys Jean Jones and Peggy Williams; loving Dog, Kyah; other relatives and friends.

Visitation was Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm with funeral to follow at First Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Martin Winslow, Officiant and Pastor Mark Washington, Eulogy Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Buddy Justice

Buddy Justice, 91, of Cedar Hill, passed away on Wednesday October 21, 2020 at Hendersonville Medical Center.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday October 24th at 10:00 a.m. in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Reverend Dave Bradley officiating. Pallbearers were Julie and Clint Russell, Ann and Josh Jones, Dr. Josh and Bethany Justice, Sarah and Jody Dorris, and Brayden Lassiter. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Justice was born October 2, 1929 in Cedar Hill to the late James George and Kathleen Moulton Justice. He was a graduate of Cedar Hill School. Mr. Justice was a lifelong farmer and a member of New Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Robertson County Farm Bureau, Robertson County CO-OP, and served on the Board of Directors for the former Commerce Union Bank. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Virginia Coleman.

Mr. Justice is survived by his wife of 68 years: Teady Teasley Justice of Cedar Hill, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Mike and Carol Justice of Cedar Hill, Jeff and Jennie Justice of Cedar Hill, and Randy Justice of Springfield, by his sister: Mary Hancock of Nashville, by his grandchildren: Julie (Clint) Russell, Ann (Josh) floral squareJones, Dr. Josh (Bethany) Justice, Sarah (Jody) Dorris, and Brayden Lassiter, and by his great grandchildren: Morgan Lynn Russell, Anna Ruth Russell, and Justice Michael Jones.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the New Chapel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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The Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Alice Irene Lawrie

Alice Irene Lawrie, age 94 of Greenbrier, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Stoneridge Healthcare in Ridgetop.

Private graveside services were conducted Friday, October 23, 2020 in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Rev. Kenny Hix officiating. Pallbearers were Steve Cherry, Wade Pearson, Steve Parker, Ken Pearson, Joseph Pearson, and Eddie Traughber. Honorary Pallbearers were Tommy Kirkland and Donnie Haggard.

Ms. Lawrie was born July 19, 1926 in Simpson County, KY to the late Neely N. and Neoma Hickman Kirkland. She was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Unarco where she worked in the shipping department. Her favorite pastime was gardening and woodworking.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Bill Osborne of Rolette, PA and Mabel and Kenny Pearson of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Ed (Misty) Osborne of Bradford, PA, John Osborne of Smethport, PA, Billie (Rob) Good of Duke Center, PA, Ken (Jill) Pearson of Goodlettsville, and Joseph Pearson of Greenbrier; great grandchildren, Shane Mullen, Steven Good, floral squareChantel Good, and Serenity Osborne; step great grandchildren, Lance Mullen, Drake Smith, Eileen Smith, Phillip Good, Alysia Good Snyder, and Bridgett Good Bidwell; and 7 great-great grandchildren.

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

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The Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for JoAnn Montgomery McCommon

JoAnn Montgomery McCommon, 83, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Monday October 19, 2020 at Morningside of Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday October 21st at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother James Shoulders officiating. Entombment followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral Home.

Mrs. McCommon was born October 23, 1936 in Chalybeate, MS to the late H.C. and Vera Lee Cooper Montgomery. She was a homemaker and a member of Greenfield Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. McCommon loved reading, feeding her birds, dancing, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: James Douglas McCommon and by her daughter: Valarie McCommon Fisher. Mrs. McCommon is survived by her daughter floral squareand son-in-law: Shireen and Lanny Dean of Springfield, by her grandson: James Carl Fisher, and by her great granddaughter: Katelynn Fisher.

The family of JoAnn McCommon would like to extend their appreciation to all of the staff and employee’s at Morningside of Springfield for the wonderful care and love shown to her.

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The Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Jerry Mac Tyler “J.T.”

 Jerry Mac “JT” Tyler entered this earthly life December 13, 1942 and transitioned to be with the Lord on October 22, 2020. He was born to the late Jerry Baxter Tyler and Amy Lewis Tyler.

On June 29, 1985, Jerry married Cynthia Stanton. Jerry was an active member of the Bransford Alumni Association and a proud graduate of Bransford High School, Class of 1961. He attended Perdue University where he completed his Associates Degree.
Jerry’s professional career included working for WDBL Radio Station for over fifty-five years. He was also employed with The City of Springfield. “JT” was a man of a few words but was very personable and when he had something to say, people listened. His favorite saying was “God loves you; I love you and there ain’t a thing you can do about it.” He traveled a lot to the TSU and Titan games. “JT” loved to travel no matter how long of a drive we had to make to get to the beach. Daytona Beach was our favorite.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, James Boots (Lois) Darden and Henry Sory (Annie) Darden; and nephew, Wayne Couts.
Jerry is survived by his devoted wife and best friend, Cynthia Tyler; son, Jerry Anthony Tyler; daughter, Nicole Darden; step-son, Clifford Darden; grandchildren, Marlon, Markeem, Maraunreanio, Tamerus, Tyler, and Jaiquan Rodwell; sister, Janie Couts; special niece, Laverne Jernigan; nieces, Amy Jernigan, Faye Darden, Rita (Tim) Sanford; Jackie (Tim) Burns; special nephew, Ricky Darden; nephews, James (Linda) Darden, DD (Melissa) Kimbrough; DJ (Amy) Washington, Gary (Temika) Darden and Eddie Darden; devoted sister-in-law, Marsha (Donald) Washington; brothers-in-floral squarelaw, Lee (Dove) Stanton, Elliott (Peggy) Stanton, Pat Gardner, Rayford (Shirley) Stanton, and Leo (Cleo) Stanton.

Visitation was Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:00-1:00 pm with funeral to follow at 1:00 pm at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Reverend Jackie Brooks, Eulogy, Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Donnie Cook

James Donald “Donnie” Cook, age 72 of Mt. Juliet, TN passed away Saturday, October 24th at Tri-Star Summitt Medical Center in Hermitage.

The funeral service was held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 27th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield with Dr. Richard Tiner officiating.

Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Marshall Gillis, Zach Crabtree, Tim West, Ricky West, Butch O’Neal and Bob O’Neal serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, October 26th and 9:00 am until the hour of service on Tuesday, October 27th at the funeral home.

He was born September 10, 1948 in Springfield, TN to the late James Richard and Bertha O’Neal Cook. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Fred West, Sr. and sister, Joanie Cook Ellis.
He was a member of The Pointe Church in Mt. Juliet and a retired Radiographer/welder for World Testing. He loved the Lord, Nascar, and reading. He was considered a man of unmatched work ethic and had nothing bad to say about anyone.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Kay Harp Cook of Mt. Juliet; sons, Paul “Bryant” (Kim) Crabtree of Springfield, James “Jamie” (Tommy Johnson) Cook, Jr. of Springfield; daughter, Jessica Leigh floral squareCook of Mt. Juliet; brothers, Fred West, Jr, Rick (Sheila) West, Tim West, Steve (Jeannette) West all of Springfield; sisters, Vickie Rager of Greenbrier, Tammy West,, Debbie Gower both of Springfield; grandchildren, Zachery Bryant Crabtree, Shelbie Taylor Crabtree, Marshall Gillis and Jacob Sayadeth.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Ann Coles

Sarah “Ann” Coles, age 78 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Friday, October 23, 2020 at the home of her niece in Joelton.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Tuesday, October 27th, at 2:00PM with Bro. Jason Bell officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with Don Felts, Kevin Neal, Richie Harris, Bryant Harris, Brad Galbreath, Troy Galbreath, Richard Rediker, Jr. and her and her cousin, Jerry “Tinker” Binkley serving as pallbearers. Donald “Buster” Felts, Troy Galbreath, Sr., Randy Harris, David Eads, Travis, Eddie, Charles and Dale Brown served as honorary pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 4-8PM, Monday, October 26th and again on Tuesday from 10:00am until the hour of service at 2:00pm.

Mrs. Coles was born on April 26, 1942 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late Claude B. Neal and Lucille M. Binkley Barnes. She was retired from the Department of Revenue for the State of Tennessee and was loved by all. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her step-father, Charlie Barnes.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, John Coles; son, Jonathan Coles; brother, Murray (Dean) Neal; sisters, Frances Felts, and Mary Ethel (Ken) Elam; loving nieces & nephews, Karen (Troy) Galbreath, Beth (Randy) Harris, Don (Pam) Felts, Kevin (Melissa) Neal, Angela & Kimberly Griffin, Jenn Rains, and Sherri Banovatz; great-nieces & great-nephews, Richie Harris, Brad (Lacey) floral squareGalbreath, Bryant Harris, Brianna Neal, Karlie & Emma Felts, Troy (Rachel) Galbreath, and Kristi (Richard, Jr.) Rediker; sisters-in-law, Jackie (Wayne) Griffin, Judith Mills, and Dianne Coles; and special friend, Marilyn White.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 4009 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 209, Nashville, TN 37215.

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

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Obituary for Herman Akins

James “Herman” Akins, age 88 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Friday, October 23, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11 o’ clock am on Wednesday, October 28th, with Bro. Don Dungan officiating. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00PM until 8:00PM on Tuesday, October 27th, and again on Wednesday, from 10AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Akins was born on June 2, 1932, in Williamson County, Tennessee to the late George “Henry” and “Lillie” Edna Tidwell Akins. He was retired from Rechiold Chemical Company. He was a Christian.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughters, Darlene Akins and Donna Akins Neighbors; and brothers, G.H., Oscar, Leslie, and Jimmy Akins.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Akins; son, James Henry Akins; a brother, Ernest Akins; a sister, Joyce (Kenny) Houchin; grandchildren, Karen Fitts Sloan, Dayna Claiborne, floral squareBrandon Claiborne, B.J. Neighbors, Brent Neighbors, and Melody (Justin) Hopper; great-grandchildren, Garret Sloan, Tanner Sloan, Tyler Jeanette, Wyatt, Cory, Maggie, and others; numerous nieces, nephews & loving friends; and special friends, Pam & Krista Binkley.

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

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Obituary for Naomi Mae (Johnson) Butler

Naomi Mae Johnson Butler, age 89, of Springfield, passed away on October 23, 2020 at the Waters of Springfield. Naomi was born on April 16, 1931 in Peoria, Illinois to the late Elsie May Metzler and Charles Leroy Johnson.

Naomi graduated from Cass Technical High School class of 1949. She aspired to be a fashion or interior designer. Naomi was an accomplished seamstress and an accomplished seamstress and an exacting accountant and tax preparer.

Naomi married Michael (Mickey) Abraham Jr. in Angola, Indiana, February 28, 1949. Naomi and Mickey divorced in 1970. He lived in Detroit, Michigan until he moved to Ashland City, Tennessee in 1984.

Naomi was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom while her children were young and helped Mickey at the store whenever possible, cleaning, cashier and stocking the shelves. After her children were in school and her mom Elsie Johnson came to live with them, Naomi worked for J.L. Hudson Department Store as well as a bookkeeper and income Tax Preparer. Naomi continued as an income tax preparer for special clients until she was no longer able to do so.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Gloria Lynn Abraham; brother, William “Bill” Johnson.
Naomi is survived by sons, Mike Abraham III and wife Elaine of McDonough, Georgia and Martin A. Abraham and wife Kim of Springfield; grandchildren, Ashlae Abraham Sympson, Preston Abraham, Garrett Abraham, Nolan Abraham, Liam Abraham, Alexis Katerina “Lexi” Abraham; great-grandchildren, Johnny Sympson, Adyson Campbell, Ember Sympson.

floral squareNaomi requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission. All donations may be sent care of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home.

Due to Covid Restrictions, a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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

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Obituary for Max Moss Sr.

Awarding-winning journalist, Max E. Moss Sr., died Thursday, October 22, 2020 at his home in Pleasant View. He was 80 years old.

Mr. Moss’ lengthy professional career included 16 years at The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, where he was the newspaper’s sports and outdoors editor, city editor, executive editor, managing editor; he and the newsroom staffs that he led won numerous accolades.

Mr. Moss was just 17 years old and few months shy of his graduation from high school when the editor of his hometown newspaper, the Palladium-Item in Richmond, Indiana, agreed to a teacher’s recommendation that a student be introduced to his newsroom on a part-time basis. As Mr. Moss later wrote, that “mesmerizing” experience led to his decision to become a newspaperman.

Following his graduation from Indiana University, where he majored in journalism, and active-duty service as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Mr. Moss worked at the Palladium-Item, the Dayton Daily News in Dayton, Ohio, the Courier-Tribune in Bloomington, Indiana, The Leaf-Chronicle, and the Nashville Banner in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mr. Moss’ career also included stints as editor of The Lunker Hole magazine, which was distributed nationwide to members of the Bass Caster’s Association; editor of the Professional Bass Fisherman, a magazine he designed and published for the Professional Bass Federation (PBF); executive director of the Tennessee Outdoor Writers Association, a statewide organization of professional outdoor communicators; and he was writer-producer of the outdoors module of the popular country.com web site operated by Turner Broadcasting and CBS.

When “mostly retired” as a journalist, and willing to share his personal opinions, Mr. Moss served as a member of Pleasant View’s Planning and Zoning Commission for 10 years, including six as its chairman.

Mr. Moss was born in Richmond, Indiana, December 1, 1939, the son of Harry C. and Pauline Bond Moss and brother of Harry C. Moss Jr., who died in 1983. He is survived by Merrily Ann Moss, his wife of 59 years; one son, Max E.(Terri) Moss Jr. of Stigler, Oklahoma; one daughter, Karen Sue (Mike) McIntyre, of Nashville; grandchildren, Dalton (Summer) Farrar, Kennan (Marcus) Buckner, Evan Moss, Levi Moss; and 5 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service was conducted at 3 o’clock pm, Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tn. The family received friends at the funeral home from 1PM until the hour of service at 3:00PM. His remains will be cremated and the burial of his ashes will be at a later date in Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, Indiana.

floral squareIn lieu of other remembrances, Mr. Moss’ family suggests that donations might be made to Pleasant View United Methodist Church, where he was an active member for many years. The mailing address is: 2621 Church St., Pleasant View, Tn 37146.

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

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Obituary for Cristina Henry

Cristina Isabel Henry, age 41, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville.

A Graveside Service was held Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 3pm in the Elmwood Cemetery with Father Anthony Lopez as Celebrant. Burial followed with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

No visitation was held prior to the Graveside Service.

floral squareMrs. Henry was born July 4, 1979 in Piedras Negras, Coah, Mexico to Oscar Manuel Garcia Velazquez and Luz Maria Diaz Garcia. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic Faith.

Mrs. Henry is survived by her husband, Jose Fuentes Martinez; brothers, Omar Armando Garcia and Oscar Manuel Garcia, Jr.; and sister, Luz Elena Murillo.

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

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Obituary for Don Cheek, Jr.

Don Carlos Cheek, Jr., age 52, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at St. Thomas Hospital in Rutherford County.

No services are planned at this time.

Mr. Cheek was born February 16, 1968 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Don C. and Glenda Thompson Cheek, Sr. He worked as a mechanic at Brent Jones Automotive. He loved restoring classic cars, especially Mustangs and spending time with his family. He enjoyed working around the house and loved mowing with his John Deere.

Mr. Cheek is survived by his son, Trey Cheek of Springfield; floral squaredaughters, Cindy Cheek and Kristen Cheek, both of Springfield; brothers, David (Darlene) Cheek of Clarksville and Joe Cheek of Springfield; sister, Kim Cheek of Springfield; and nieces and nephews, Katie (Eric) Cheek, Hunter (Payton) Cheek, Kelsey Cheek, Noah Cheek, Ethan Esmond and Lily Cheek.

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

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Obituary for Ricky L. Chatman

Ricky L. Chatman was born March 20, 1960 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Neely Nathaniel “Knocker” Chatman and the late Christine Dowlen Chatman. He transitioned from his Earthly Home to his Heavenly Home on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Ricky professed Christ as his Savior at a young age and united with Greater South Baptist Church. He enjoyed attending, worshipping, and praising God and did so until his health prevented him.

He was employed in various jobs with most recently being at Unarco as a forklift driver. He was a 1978 graduate of Springfield High School where he was an outstanding football player. He went on to play football at Vanderbilt University and Western Kentucky University where he was a record holder for kick-offs and punt returns for touchdowns at one time in the state.

He was married to Teresa McKissack and two children were born to that union; one son, Ronald “Jolly” Chatman, preceded him in death.

In addition to his parents, and son, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Joe H. Chatman.

He leaves to cherish his memories: children, Ricky Lynn Williams of Clarksville, TN and Rechelle Chatman of Montgomery, AL; seven grandchildren; sisters, Gladys (Joe) Fort, Pamela (Tim) Baker, Teresa (Robert) Besser, Katherine, Linda, Kay and Tina Chatman, and Brenda Payne; brothers, James (Gaynell), Nathaniel, Wayne, floral squareBobby, and Willie Chatman of Springfield, TN; special friend, Sagan French; a very devoted nephew, Keenan Chatman, and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral service was Friday, October 23, 2020, 1 pm at First Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Ricky Summers, Eulogy; Interment: Restlawn Memorial Garden, Cedar Hill, TN.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Kimberly Dawn Winters

Age 54 of White House passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at her home. She was born August 15, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee to Paul O’Kelley and Wanda Pat Shoemake O’Kelley. She worked as a homemaker and was the matriarch of her family. She hosted all of the family parties and holidays and cooked and decorated everything with care and love. Her special touch that she added to everything will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Diedre Curtis. She is survived by her husband of 34-1/2 years, Todd Winters; son, Peyton Winters; daughters, Heather (Dustin) Sellards and Tiffany (Bo) Munday, all of White House, TN; father, Paul O’Kelley, Gallatin, TN; mother, Pat Scott, Nashville, TN; 5 grandchildren, Shaelyn, Brock, Dalton, Adrian and Bennett.

floral squareFuneral service was held Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Bill Petty officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4-8pm and Thursday, October 22, 2020 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 Elizabeth “Big Sissy” Roach

Elizabeth “Big Sissy” Roach, 88, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday October 18, 2020 at The Waters of Robertson in Springfield.

Funeral services was conducted Thursday October 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Chad Diehl officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Phillip Roach, Tim “Buster” Roach, Jr., Chad Truelove, J.W. Frazier, II, A.J. Roach, Jimmy Henley, Troy Henley, and Tyler Henley serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Roach was born December 31, 1931 in Springfield to the late Sidney and Beatrice Scott Bilyeu. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Church of Christ. She spent her life taking care of her family and seeing that their needs were met. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Porter Roach, Sr., and by her children: Deborah Roach, Melissa Stagner, Donald Ray Roach, Frank Arnold Roach, Mark Roach, and Kenneth Roach.

Mrs. Roach is survived by her sons: Porter Roach, Jr., of Russellville, KY, Tim (Sheena) Roach, Sr., of Springfield, Allen Roach of Portland, Anthony Dewayne Roach of Sarasota, FL, and floral squareRobbie (Kasandra) Roach of White House, by her daughters: Lois (James) Henley of Springfield, Joyce Klarhn of Springfield, and Teresa Bellman of Cedar Hill, by her brothers: Charles and Joseph Bilyeu both of Springfield, by her sisters: Frankie Hunter, Tiney Hand, and Brenda Douglas all of Springfield, by 23 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren.

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The Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Kevin Michael Hooper

Date of Death or Service Oct 18, 2020.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, October 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home. Bro. Stuart Brooks officiated. Place of rest is in the Tidwell Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday evening, October 17th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday beginning at 12 Noon until time of service.

Kevin, age 43, of Springfield, TN died unexpectedly on Saturday October 10, 2020.

He was born in Dickson County, son of Renia Davidson Pack and Randy Lee Hooper. He was a graduate from Carroll County High School. Kevin was an appliance tech with the Lee Company. He was the grandson of the late Roy and Gladys Davidson and Gene and Sarah Lee Hooper. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Hope and a brother J. P. Pack. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dickson.

Kevin loved his God, his family, and his friends. He has always been one of those “Happy” guys that was selfless with family and friends. He was a hard worker unless it came to HVAC, just wasn’t his thing. He was a loving husband and father. In his spare time he followed the Nashville Predators and was a great fan of them. He learned from his grandfather, Gene Hooper, the art of baking. He loved to spent time making his grandfathers famous homemade bread. Kevin was a faithful friend to many always bringing a smile to those around him. Also he had that gifted talent of never meeting a stranger.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife, Tiffany Hooper of Springfield, TN, his children Michael Hooper and Thomas Hooper both of Dickson, TN, Evelyn Hooper of Alabama and McKenzie Horton of Springfield, TN, his mother, Renia Pack of Bon Aqua, TN, his father, Randy Hooper and his wife Pat of Bon Aqua, TN, his brothers, Brandon Hooper of Bon Aqua, TN, Brent Hooper of Lyles, TN, Kevin Sullivan of Dickson, TN, his sisters, Jennifer Brown of Bon Aqua, TN and Alicia Hampton of Dickson, TN, his five grandchildren, Mikel, Cruz, Emi, Chloe, and Anastasia.

Arrangements entrusted to Taylor Funeral Home

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Obituary for Ann Catherine Ellis Gibbs

Ann Catherine Ellis Gibbs, 86, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday October 12, 2020 at AHC Healthcare in Clarksville.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday October 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Carl Brent Ellis, John Brandon Ellis, Travis Dylan McCreary, Jacob Lloyd Gezley, Hunter Gibbs, and Anthony Wilk serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gibbs was born January 30, 1934 in Springfield to the late Walter and Nealie Nixon Ellis. She was a retired activities director and social worker from Elmhurst Nursing Home and was a member of Eastland Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Gibbs graduated from Springfield High School Class of 1952. She loved the Lady Vols and anything to do with softball. She was named National Director of the Year for the USSSA Softball League.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Carl Gibbs. Mrs. Gibbs is survived by her sons: Carl Timothy “Jake” Gibbs and wife Judy of Warrior, AL, Walter Edward floral square“Ed” Gibbs of Cottontown, by her daughters: Kimberly Ann Gezley and husband Bubba of Springfield, Patti Frances Gibbs of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Katelyn (Erica) Gibbs Edinger, Hunter Gibbs, Loni (Bo) Mantooth, Jacob (Claire) Gezley, Brandon Ellis, Brent Ellis, and Dylan McCreary, and by her six great grandchildren and the 7th soon to arrive.

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The Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mary Lillian Emmett

Age 87 of Cottontown went home to be with the Lord Friday, October 16, 2020 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born June 11, 1933 in Big Sandy, Tennessee to William Gulley & Iva Bell Barnes Beecham. She was a clerical worker for the state of Tennessee before her retirement. Mrs. Emmett was known for her big heart. She fiercely loved her husband, son, sister and all of her family. She sang for many years with the Emmett trio and was a member of the Church of the First Born in Hartsville, TN.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James G. Emmett; son, James Jeffrey Emmett, both of Cottontown, TN; sister, Retha Fay (Rev. Jack) Stone, White House, TN; Uncle, Cliff (Bertie) Barnes, Cleveland, OH; Nephew, David Stone, Indianapolis, IN.

floral squareGraveside service and interment was held Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2pm in White House Memorial Gardens, with Bro. Wayne Andrews officiating and with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10am until 1:30pm at Austin & Bell in White House.

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

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Obituary for Kathy Lynn Stults

Kathy Lynn Stults, age 59, of Goodlettsville, TN, passed away October 16, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born December 19, 1960 in Nashville, TN the youngest daughter of Priscilla Rosalie Woods Stults and James Stults, Jr. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Vicki Kay Cranford.

A Celebration of her life was held, Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 7:00 PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Greenbrier, TN with a time for friends to gather and visit with the family prior to the service from 5:00PM-7:00PM.

Kathy loved all things outdoors. She was an excellent swimmer and loved camping and lying out in the sun. She was a Bob Marley and Classic Rock fan. Family gatherings during any of the holidays were something she always looked forward to attending and she enjoyed cooking too. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart and she was always interested in the things they were doing.

floral squareShe is survived by daughters, Destry Stults of Hendersonville, TN and MacKenna Slate and her husband, James Slate of Springfield, TN; brother, Danny Stults, Gulf Breeze, FL; sisters, Patti Rogers (Ronnie), Greenbrier, TN, Jean Orndorff (Larry), Winchester, VA and Debbie Beazley (Gary), Greenbrier, TN; 8 cherished grandchildren, Forrest, Hannah, Sophie, Chloe, Cameron, Cash, McKinley & Mattie.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Debbie Morring Gadsey-Page

Age 64 of Joelton, TN passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at her home. She was born March 28, 1956 in Nashville, TN to Lee Roy & Dorothy Nell Crick Morring. She worked as a customer service supervisor in the automotive industry before becoming disabled. She loved butterflies, celtic music and all animals, especially dachshunds. Debbie was a Christian and a true Conservative, having already cast her vote for the November election.

She is preceded in death by her parents; She is survived by her loving husband and caregiver of 29-1/2 years, David Page, Joelton, TN; sons, Matt (Pam) Gadsey, Fort Worth, TX and David (Brandi)Page, II, Toledo, OH; daughter, Dee Patton (Ritchie Scherer), Toledo, OH; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; special friends, Rick and Denise Spurgeon; numerous cousins.

floral squareA memorial service was held at 6pm, Friday, October 16, 2020 at New Life Church, 2418 Foster Ave, Nashville, TN 37210, with Bro.Robert Hanson officiating. Her ashes were interred at Lane Cemetery near Dover, TN with her parents on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

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

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