In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week October 31, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week October 31, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Oct. 25-31, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Wanda Fay Ledford Murray

Wanda Fay Ledford Murray, 69, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday October 29, 2021, at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Monday November 15th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Middle Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday November 15th from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Jimmy R.L. Oliver

Jimmy R.L. Oliver, age 87 of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Dakota Norris officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with A.J. Johnson, Bradley Johnson, Clint Taylor, Cole Taylor, Tyler Oliver, Dustin Leding, Ryan Drake, and Lee Rader serving as pallbearers, and honorary pallbearer Terry Oliver. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 until 8 PM and Wednesday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Merrily Moss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Ronnie Palmore

Ronald Dean “Ronnie” Palmore, age 56, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 at his home. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Steve Freeman officiating.

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Debra L. Pate Falls

On October 27, 2021 God stretched out his holy hands welcoming Debra Luvina Pate Falls home for eternal rest. Debra Luvina Pate Falls was born to the late Walter and Serena Pate of Gary, Indiana on August 8, 1961.

Debra attended St Monica Catholic School in Gary, Indiana. Debra furthered her education in the Robertson County Schools in Springfield, Tennessee, graduating from Springfield High School, Class of 1979. After graduation Debra had many accomplishments, and she continued her education in Nursing and Pharmacy. She worked at Jesse Holman Jones Hospital in Springfield, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Centennial Hospitals in Nashville, Tennessee.

Debra married the late Kenneth Lee Falls of Springfield, Tennessee and from this union, became proud parents of two daughters, Sheileda and Kenyata Falls. Debra retired from Nursing and Pharmacy and was a driver for Tennessee Care Transportation. Debra was well known for her love and kindness to everyone. She was also a big sister to her sisters -in -law.

Debra was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was well loved by her family and friends.

Debra was preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Falls; her parents, Walter, Sr. and Serena Pate; four brothers, Walter Pate, Jr., Joe Bass, Narvell Bass and Gregory Bass.

Debra Luvina Pate Falls leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Sheileda (Stephen) Kelly of Knoxville, TN and Kenyata (Andrew) Wilson of Murfreesboro, TN; five grandchildren: three grandsons, Adonis Wilson, Ayden Kelly, and Malakai Wilson; two granddaughters, Amia Kelly and Autumn Kelly; one sister, Allean (Ronald) Morton of SC; two brothers, Jerry Bass and Bobby (LaSandra) Bass of SC; three sisters -in -law, Mary Blakemore, Shiwana Barbee and Tamika Dunn all of Springfield, TN; a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends

Viewing, Visitation, and Funeral was Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Reverend Ricky Summers, Officiant and Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Kenneth Douglas Curtis

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to Family Heritage Funeral Home – Gallatin

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Obituary for Ronnie Joseph Keith

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

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

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

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

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Jennifer Frank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Kathryn Ann Planzer Goodman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Freda Coleman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Obituary for Ralph Hollingsworth

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

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

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

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

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

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

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Baptist Church or to the Open Door Pregnancy Center. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Ronnie Arms

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

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

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

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

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

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

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Jimmy Lee Pratt

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

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

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Monday, November 1, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Doug Lee officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Monday, November 1, 2021 10am-2pm at the funeral home.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for David Toon Sloan III

David Toon Sloan III, age 72 of Cunningham, died Sunday, October 24, 2021 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Neal Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home in Clarksville at 2:00 PM with Rev. John Mark Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 PM until the hour of service.

Mr. Sloan was born September 20, 1949 in Nashville to the late David Toon and Evelyn Mills Sloan, Jr. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the NRA. He loved hunting fishing and playing golf. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Sloan.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Judy McPeak of Cunningham; son, David Toon Sloan, IV and wife, Britni of Hohenwald; daughter, Shancy Sloan Bumpus and husband, Chad of Cunningham; and grandchildren, Kenneth Spears, Keali Sloan, Max Bumpus, David T. Sloan V, Henry James Sloan, and Ivy June Sloan.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of cremation.

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Obituary for Summer Danielle Warren

Age 39 of Cottontown pased away Sunday, October 24, 2021 at her home. She was born July 6, 1982 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Tony & Anita Murray Cook. She was an electrical apprentice for Feyen -Zylstra. Summer was a talented photographer and singer. She was the light to her entire family and was a loving, wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother. She was also an avid University of Tennessee fan.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Richard Neal Jones, Jr.. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard Warren, Cottontown, TN; son, Elijah Johnson, Springfield, TN; daughters, Heavenlee Johnson, Hinton, OK, Haven Warren, Hendersonville, TN, Kalyn Warren, Cottontown, TN, Jessamyn Mairejane Martin, Hendersonville, TN and Alyssa Warren, Clarksville, TN; parents, Tony & Anita Murray Cook, Fletcher, OK; brother, Keith Cook, Seattle, WA; sisters, Crystal (Michael) Wade, Springfield, TN, Kyla (Tommy) Metzgar, White House, TN, Keira (Kelly) Cook, Fletcher, OK and Consuelo Vamos, MI; grandchild, Stella; numerous nieces floral squareand nephews.

Funeral service was held Friday, October 29, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation was Friday, October 29, 2021 11am 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 Patsy Ann Covington

Patsy Ann Covington, age 82, of White House, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021. She was a long-time member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and the U.M. Women.

Mrs. Covington was preceded in death by her husband, Joe W. Covington; daughter, Karen Gipson; daughter-in-law, Angela K. Covington; parents, Eugene and Rachel Reid; and sisters, Pauline Whitley and Rebecca Durham.

She is survived by sons, Karl W. Covington of White House and Brett Covington (Minori) of San Diego, CA; five grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, David, Maybelle, and Katherine; and sisters, Jean Whitley, Roberta Arnold, and Joan Gallagher.

The family received friends from 4-8pm Wednesday, October 27, 2021 and again from 12pm until service time at 2pm Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House floral squarewith Bro. Doug Lee officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Joshua Covington, Barry Monday, Joel Arnold, Jessica Covington-Brahm, Maybelle Covington and Katherine Covington serving as pallbearers. As an alternative to flowers, donations can be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund.

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

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Obituary for Brian Gene Rowland

Brian Gene Rowland, 69, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday October 20, 2021, at TriStar North Crest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday October 24th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Pallbearers were Reed Simpson, Tyler Simpson, Austin Simpson, Dewey Rowland, Chris Biggs, and James Coleman. The family received friends on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Brian was born November 6, 1951, in Wyandotte, MI to the late Calvin and Margaret Repp Rowland. He was a retired maintenance worker with A.O. Smith in Ashland City. Brian loved fishing and was an avid Nashville Predator’s fan. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Kathryn Sampson. Brian is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marilyn Sampson Rowland of Springfield, by his sons and daughter-in-law: Brian Shawn Rowland of Springfield, Eric and Sharae Rowland of Ashland City, by his daughters and son-in-law: Kimberly Coleman of Portland, Melissa and Reed Simpson of Ashland City, his son-in-law James Coleman of Portland, by his sister: Mary Veddar of Michigan, and by his 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Gayle Wisener

Gayle Wisener, age 76 of Springfield, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin Crouch officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Bro. Terry McCormick officiating and Gabe Wisener, Connor Wisener, Cole Chaudoin, Daniel Ashburn, Michael Ashburn, and John Wisener serving as pallbearers. Jesse Wisener and Jim Wisener served as honorary pallbearers. The family received Friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5 until 7 PM and Saturday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Mrs. Gayle was born March 26, 1945 in Dayton, OH to the late William Frank and Dorothy Lehman Chapman, Jr. while her father was stationed at Wright Field. She was a member of Orlinda Church of Christ and she was a homemaker. She was a good cook and enjoyed it. She also loved traveling, University of Tennessee Football, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her great grandson.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband, Paul Wisener of Springfield; son and daughter-in-law, Steven Brent and Amy Wisener of Springfield; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri Lynn and John Ashburn of Lafayette and Vicki Denise and Robert Chaudoin of Bowling Green, KY; grandchildren, Gabe (Meredith) Wisener, Connor (Sutton) Wisener, Cole Chaudoin, Kate Chaudoin, Daniel Ashburn, Michael Ashburn, Jamie Ashburn, and Emily Ashburn; and great grandson, Cale Wisener.

The family requests, if so desired for memorial contributions to be made to Comfort Care Hospice. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Brenda Gale Terry
April 21, 1956 – October 14, 2021

On Thursday, October 14, 2021 Ms. Brenda G. Terry ended her earthly life, to enter into her eternal rest.

Please keep the Terry Family in your prayers.

Services were held Saturday, October 23, 2021. Visitation: 10:00a.m – 12:00p.m. Home-Going Service were held 12:00p.m. Saturday , October 23, 2021.

The obituary will be published soon.

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home 1507 Batts Blvd. Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Mattie E. Bowling

Mattie Ella Virginia Bowling was the youngest of five born on Monday, March 21, 1938. to the late George William Bowling and Luvenia Roberts Bowling, Mattie entered into the eternal place with the good Shepherd on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Tristar Northcrest Medical Center. She was blessed by God to see 83 years.

Being under the roof of Mr. and Mrs. George Bowling Sr., Christianity was a requirement. On November 7, 1948 Mattie joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Mattie and her sister, Gladys Jean, were baptized on that cold Sunday. The creek was frozen but, the girls were determined as well as ready. Later years Sister Bowling joined Greater South Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and she enjoined witnessing to the preacher. She would often witness the preacher by saying “ Go Ahead,” “Amen Brother, “and “Bring it on Home.”

Mattie attended the Robertson County School System. She was a graduate of Bransford High School in the Class of 1956.
In the Summer of 1962, she met the love of her life the late Fred Young. To this union blessed by God one daughter was born, Carla Denise Young. Mattie taught Carla neatness as well as cleanliness. She always would tell her daughter cleanliness is a lifestyle. Carla was the star in both of her parent’s eyes. Regardless of who you were that couldn’t be changed.

Mattie did domestic work for years. She was employed at Lon Light in Portland, TN. She was employed by Conwood Company in Springfield. Mattie retired in 2000 after 2 decades of service.
Mattie enjoyed walking and watching football. She was a Tennessee Titans fan. Without doubt, Steve McNair was her guy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her best friend, Fred Young; and devoted caregiving son-in-law, William B. Simmons; two brothers, George Bowling, II and Ralph Bowling; two sisters, Gladys Jean Smith and Dorothy Ann Dowlen.

The legacy she leaves behind will continue, to reflect the good life and, works she demonstrated through her generosity and kindred spirit; loving daughter, Carla Denise Young Simmons of Goodlettsville, TN; two special grandsons, De’ Angelo (Lakresha) Scharkley of Springfield, TN and Shaquille (JaNeisha) Scharkley of Goodlettsville, TN; seven great-grandchildren, Sa’Meyah and Sa’Miyah Scharkley, D`Monny Scharkley, Jadyn Hayes, Julian White, Kreshay and Jamarious Patterson; devoted nieces, Christine Dowlen (Robert) Wix, Darlene Smith; nephew, Reverend Curtis (Reverend Sheila) Bowling; sisters-in-law, Dreucilla Miles Stewart and Josie Miles; special cousins, Peggy Woodson, Helen Marie Hicks and Cindy Ellis and family; devoted great-niece, Sheena (Reverend Leon) Chapman; special great-great-niece, Shanteea floral square(Carlos) Stewart Sr.; special friends, Dorothy Owens, Mary Gladys Barbee and Doris Stone. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral Service was Sunday, October 24n 2021 at Greater South Baptist Church with Pastor Samuel Stratton, Eulogy and officiant; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Keep the Bowling Family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Florence Head Hilliard

 Florence Mozella Hilliard was born December 24, 1931 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late James and Levana Head. She departed this earthly life to join her Heavenly Father on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. She was 89 years old.
She was educated in the Robertson County School System and graduated from Bransford High School. She was a devoted member of Bridge Hill Missionary Baptist Church and later joined the Mothers Board.

Florence was well known and loved in her community. She always had a smile on her face, a song in her heart and a dance in her spirit. She would always do whatever she could to help anyone in need.
Florence became the wife of Bonnie L. Hilliard Sr. who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death are her two sons, Bonnie L. Hilliard Jr. and John R. Hilliard and her grandson, Jonathan Hilliard.

Left to cherish her memories: her daughter, Stephanie (Christopher) Barlow; her brothers and sisters: Alve Dean (Almeda) Head, Jim (Rose) Head, Eva McClain, Elizabeth (James) Chatman, John R. (Shirley) Head, Frank Head; her grandchildren: Shaquille (Michelle) Barlow, Christopher (Melissa) Barlow, Kadijah (Herbert) Nelson, Tanya Hilliard, Tasha Otey, Marquis Hilliard, Demetris Hilliard, and a host of great – grandchildren, nieces and nephews; other family and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Saturday, October 23, 2021 at St. Matthew Holy Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Randy Taylor, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Keep the Head and Hilliard Family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Julia Hazel Davis

Julia Hazel (Clark) Davis, age 98, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021 at her daughters home.

Julia was born on April 29, 1923 to the late John Turney Clark and Cardia Mae (Holman) Clark. She was born in Pickett County and grew up in the Willow Grove Community. Julia was a member of Adams Church of Christ and a resident of Robertson County since 1950, and was retired from the Wilson Sporting Goods Plant in Springfield.

Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Raymon Davis; and two sisters, Hilda Mae (Clark) Bilbrey and Mary Grace(Clark) Campbell.

She is survived by one daughter, Shelby Jean (Davis) Knox; four grandchildren, Joy Dianne (Knox) Buck, Carol Dawn Knox, Melany floral squareKay (Knox) Sloan, and Michael Stephen Knox (Anna); five great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

The family received friends from 12:00-1:00pm Monday, October 25, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Graveside services were conducted at 1:30pm Monday in the Bellwood Cemtery in Adams, TN.

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

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Obituary for Sarah Head Schulte

Sarah Elizabeth Head Schulte, age 81 of Adams, Tennessee, died Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Spring Meadows Health Care in Clarksville.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Monday, October 25th from 4:00PM until 8:00PM.

A Graveside service was conducted at the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams at 1:00PM on Tuesday, October 26th, with Dr. Ken Riggs officiating. Burial followed with family & friends serving as pallbearers. There was no visitation on Tuesday prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Schulte was born on November 13, 1939 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late Owen Spencer Head & Evelyn Head Evans. She was retired after 15 years as a Bookkeeper in the contracting business. She enjoyed gardening and being outdoors. She dearly loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Schulte was a strong Christian whose faith was everything to her. She was a member of Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Schulte; and son, Jeff Damer.

Survivors include her daughter, Terrie Lynn (Jeffery) Farrell; sons, Spencer (Heather) Damer and Jason (Tracy) Damer; brother, Robert (Myra) Head; sister, Jackie (David) Poole; grandchildren, Jeffery Todd Damer, Justin (Brandy) Guadiana, Chase (Nancy June) Damer, Alexandria Damer, Abigail Damer, Trevor Damer, Jesse Damer, and Emma Damer; great-grandchildren, Syvannah Kroeplin, Shyannah Kroeplin, Jace Guadiana, and Jayden Craddock; and nieces & nephews, Michelle & Gaines Shearon, Mark & Tammy Head, Chad & Paige Head, Christy & Keith Clinard, and Chandra Crockett (and the late Ronald Crockett).

floral squareThe family would like to say a special “thank you” to all the ladies who helped care for her.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

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

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Obituary for Brenda Dean Hutton

Brenda Taylor Hutton, age 72, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

The family received friends from 3-8pm Saturday, October 30, 2021 and again from 9am-2pm Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Funeral services were conducted at 2pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in the Mt. Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Greenbrier with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Hutton was born February 20, 1949 in Springfield to the late Bernice F. and Viola Woodard Taylor. She was a beautician for many years and in recent years worked with her son, Kevin, at Kevin’s Florist and Gift Shop.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Hutton is preceded in death by her sisters, Nancy Taylor Lee and Joyce Taylor Sherrod, and her brothers, Harold Taylor and Gary Frey Taylor.

floral squareMrs. Hutton is survived by her husband, Charles Lee Hutton; sons, Kevin Hutton of Springfield and Timothy (Mitsy) Hutton of Orlinda; sisters, Dorothy (Tommy) Freeman of Springfield, Sylvia T. (Leroy) Bibee and Elsie T. Moore; and grandchildren, T.J. Hutton, Peyton Hutton, Ashley Knight and Leah Achord.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home 509 Walnut St, Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Dennis Duane Schwartz

Dennis Duane Schwartz, age 74 of Greenbrier passed away at his residence on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

His remains were cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Dennis was born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin on January 12, 1947 to the late Franklin Charles and Sonia Zerbe Schwartz.
He was preceded in death by siblings; Janet Timm, Clifton Schwartz, Jack Schwartz, Charles Schwartz and Florence Mary Valliere.

Dennis served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era and achieved rank of Sergeant. He spent most of his career in the construction industry and retired as an International Site Inspector for high suspension bridges.

Dennis made friends wherever he went. His hobbies included rebuilding vintage cars and trucks, remodeling homes, fishing, traveling and watching the Greenbay Packers.

Family was important to Dennis and he loved spending time with them; at home, on Facetime/phone, and traveled to see those out of town often.

floral squareHe is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Cindy Schwartz, daughters; Jesse (Eddie Ward) Schwartz of Greenbrier, Tiffany (Bob) Schwartz-Weidman of Texas and Cheri Schwartz of Texas. Siblings; Barb Wolocz, David (JoAnn) Schwartz, Franklin Schwartz, Jr., Pamela (Joseph) McGinnis, Satin Smith (David Page), Linda (David) Myers, Donna (Roger) Bushor, Virginia (Terry) Fedowitz, Penny (Dan) Ross; Grandchildren: Olivia, Robby, Tyler, Justin, Dallas and Wendy and 5 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Buddy Myers, Jr.

Robert “Buddy” Greenfield Myers, Jr., age 75 of Joelton, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at his residence.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 12:00PM with Bro. David Royalty officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with Bruce Myers, Wyatt Myers, Jeff Harris, Cody Harris, Jeff Myers, and Greg Myers serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Gore, Harold Shearon, Jimbo Knight, Joey Knight, Ray Church, H.T. Wilson, Richard Eschbach, Phillip Cherry, Barry Woodard, and Darrell Byrd.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 22nd from 3-8PM and again on Saturday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.

Mr. Myers was born on September 6, 1946 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Robert, Jr. & Iris Carney Myers. He was retired after 20 years with Nashville Gas Company. He also was a boat builder. Buddy was an outdoors person and loved his family dearly. He attended Joelton First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a nephew, Little Dallas Myers.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Bonnie S. Perry Myers; son, Rob (Elizabeth) Myers; brother, Dwain (Linda) Myers; sisters, Ginny (Kelly) Kilgore and Patsy Bender; sisters-in-law, Louetta floral square(Garvis) Harris, Robbie (Kenneth) Perry, Marilyn Perry, and Patricia Hester; grandchildren, Laken, Kate, & Jill; five great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews; special friend, Ruby Groves; and special kitty, Bella Lou.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Pl, Memphis, Tn 38105-9959.

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

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Obituary for Champ “Pops” Bennet McClain

“Pops”-Age 71 of Cottontown went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at St. Thomas West. He was born September 6, 1950 in Celina, TN to Milas & Dorothy McBride McClain. He was employed as a truck driver for Sharp Transport before his retirement. He loved driving his big truck, riding his lawnmower, camping, hunting, spending time outdoors and having barbecues. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed baseball and football but was an avid White House Blue Devils football fan.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marlin McClain. He is survived by his wife, Debbie McClain, Cottontown, TN; son, Scotty (Tami) McClain, Cross Plains, TN; daughter, Selena Vanatta, Cottontown, TN; brothers, Randall (Nancy) McClain, Hermitage Springs, TN and Dennis (Anita) McClain, Celina, TN; sisters, Gail (Ronnie) Long, Gainesboro, TN, Betty (Gary) Plumlee, Celina, TN, Hilda (Doug) Pruitt, Louisville, KY, Elaine Stafford and Kay (Jerry) Scott, both of Celina, TN and Virginia “Gin” (Dale) Scantland, Gainesboro, TN; 3 grandchildren, Cale McClain, Wyatt Walter and Carter McClain.

floral squareFuneral service was held Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Ray Biggs officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with Wyatt Walter, Cale McClain, Carter McClain, Randall McClain, Dennis McClain, Adam Briley, Jeffrey Palmer and Randy Briley serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Saturday, October 23, 2021 2-8pm and Sunday, October 24, 2021 12noon until the hour of the service at Austin & Bell White House.

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

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Obituary for Carney “Bub” Elliott

Carney Harris Elliott “Bub”, age 95 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, October 18, 2021 at his residence in Arcadia Assisted Living Facility in Clarksville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Wednesday, October 20th, with Bro. Jake Townsend officiating. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield with John Medley, Mike Davis, Mark Barnett, Aaron Denton, Scott Elliott, and Eric Lundgren serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were John Davis, Ellis Durham, David Elliott, Bro. Jimmy Jackson, the Ashland Masonic Lodge 607, and the Deacons of Harmony Baptist Church.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 20th from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Elliott was born on May 27, 1926 in Stroudsville, Tennessee to the late Richard Carney & Mary Harris Elliott. He served in the United States Army and was retired from the United States Corps of Engineers. He was a member of Ashland Masonic Lodge 607 and was a founding father of Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Elliott was an avid amateur archaeologist who was a member of the American Association of Amateur Archaeologists. He served as Deacon Emeritus at Harmony Baptist Church where he was a member.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Carney Stephen Elliott; brother, Ralph Elliott; and nephew, Larry S. Elliott.

floral squareSurvivors include his loving wife of 74 years, Anne Elliott; great-niece, Jaime Michelle Denton; great-nephews, David Michael Elliott and Stephen Scott Elliott; and cousins, John Medley, Mike Davis, John Davis, and Ginger Williams.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund, 4303 Harmony Church Road, Adams, Tennessee 37010.

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

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