In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of April 17, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of April 17, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries April 11-17, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Ronnie Dale Jackson

On Saturday, April 16, 2022, (LTC) Ronnie Dale Jackson, died of ALS at the age of 76. Dale was born in Russellville, KY on August 21, 1945, to Maurice Edward Jackson of Olmstead, KY and Mary Della Perry of Bethpage, TN.

Dale grew up in Adairville and attended Eastern Kentucky University where he graduated in 1967 with a BS in Business and gained his commission through ROTC as a 2LT in the US Army. After retirement from the service, Dale worked at the Adairville Post Office from 1994-2006.

In 1967, Dale began his 25-year military career as a field artillery officer and Army aviator serving two tours in Vietnam. It was at the Field Artillery course in Lawton, OK that he met and married his wife of 47 years, Christine Holland. They raised two sons, Matthew and Mark. The military took the family twice to Ft. Campbell, KY to Neu-Ulm, Germany, and to Ft. Leavenworth, KS for Command and General Staff College. Dale’s last assignment was to the Pentagon and Ft. Belvoir, VA where he retired as a military intelligence officer in 1992.

Dale was an avid outdoorsman who loved taking family and friends hunting and fishing. He was a master storyteller and reveled in recounting the tales of these adventures at family gatherings. In later years, Dale shared those tales while playing poker with his friends at the Muhlenberg, KY VFW Post 5478.

But Dale’s greatest love was his role as father and beloved Papa to Adam, Abigail, Ben and Sarah. There was never a day that he wasn’t recounting what he had done with them, using a childhood ‘word’, or planning a new adventure.

Dale was a fierce protector of family and friends and generous to those in need.

In addition to his wife, his sons, and his grandchildren, Dale is survived by his sisters, Beverly Gail Bond of Bowling Green and Emily Faye Smith and brother-in-law Henry Smith of Adairville, and by several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Saturday April 23, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield. Interment of ashes will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY with full Military Honors. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom Matthews, John Ooley, Jim Starks, The Honorable Charlie Ehischide, Dwight Jordon, Sonny Gloyd, Jon Henbest, Chandler Perdue, Hunter Henbest, Ray Batey and Buddy Smith. Pallbearers will be his sons, Matthew and Mark floral squareJackson. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 5478 in Muhlenberg County, KY or to the Vanderbilt ALS Program. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home 2201 Memorial Blvd. Springfield, TN 37172

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Darren Alex Hern

Darren Alex Hern, 31 years of age passed away on Tuesday, April 12,2022.

Funeral Services will be 2pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.

Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10am until hour of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Darren was born February 26th, 1991, in West Nyack, New York and was the youngest child of Dimas Hern, Sr. and Belinda Fuller- Hern. The family relocated to the Nashville area in January of 1996, where Darren would spend his youth, teenage years and adulthood. Darren attended Hunter’s Lane High School, where he encountered many life-long friends. Being humbly social was a special gift upon which Darren was bestowed. Those around him were drawn to his infectious and ebullient personality. He had an unassuming and disarming smile that could put anyone at ease. To know Darren is to have laughed with or to have shared a kind word, whether you were, a close friend, family or a stranger. He had a sense of humor that was second to none and he was as compassionate and loving as he was funny. Darren loved to travel and visited many places, including the country of Panama where many of his family and friends resided. He had a love of music, specifically hip hop, rap and R&B. He was passionate about God’s creatures, specifically the stray animals or those without masters. He had dreams of becoming a veterinarian. One of Darren’s most jovial moments was the day his daughter was born. He was overjoyed with love, and they shared a unique bond. Darren professed his love of Christ in his youth, then again in 2017 at Cornerstone Church. He was a resilient figure in the face of adversity: although he met challenges, he would try to push forward and adapt in any situation.

floral squareDarren was a person that we were proud to call, our brother, son, nephew, cousin, father and friend. Darren leaves to cherish in his memory, loving parents; Belinda and Dimas Hern; brothers Dimas Hern, Jr., Dorian Hern: sisters, Dilsa Hern, Dayra Hern, Doris Garibaaldi; children, De’Andrea and Mariah Hern; numerous special friends, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other friends.

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

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Obituary for Harold Gene Gary

“Snake Doctor”-Age 79 of Lascassas, TN passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was born September 13, 1942 in Rabbit Ridge, KY to Harrison Thomas & Anna Louise Phillips Gary. He worked as a truck driver for Worthing Industries until his retirement and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed gardening, golfing, carpentry work, but most of all he enjoyed driving his truck.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Diana Hale Gary; brother, John; sister, Sue; brother-in-law, Jimmy Pirtle; sister-in-law, Lois Gary. He is survived by his sons, Chad (Lisa) Gary, White House, TN and Harold (Tammy) Gary, Jr., Smyrna, TN; daughter, Dana (Max) Epstein, Murfreesboro, TN; brothers, Charles Gary and Ray Gary, both of Henderson, KY; sister, Helen Pirtle, Henderson, KY; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

floral squareA memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at the Nashville National Cemetery with military honors. Visitation is planned for Saturday, April 23, 2022 1pm-3pm 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 William “Billy” Warrick Jr.

William “Billy” Warrick Jr. born December 28th 1972 passed away the morning of April 13th 2022.

He is survived by his parents William “Scooter” and Mary Warrick; former wife Tina Warrick; children: Nathan Warrick, Amanda (Tony) Lavelle, Jasmine Warrick, and Dalton Warrick; grandsons: floral squareMichael and Leo Lavelle; brother Thomas (Jessica) Warrick; nieces Isabella and Elena; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.

He was a complicated man who lived his life on his own terms. He left lasting impressions on all who knew him. He is gone from this life but not forgotten.

Arrangements entrusted to Tennessee Cremation and Mortuary Service 2558 HWY 41 S Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Sara Catherine Johnson

Sara Catherine Johnson, 50, of Greenbrier, TN, formerly of Sullivan, IL, passed away 6:15 a.m. Sunday April 17, 2022, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

Celebration of life visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2022, at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Network for Organ Sharing: 700 N 4th St. Richmond, VA, 23219
Sara was born November 12, 1971, in Decatur, IL; the daughter of Gerald and Sharon (Evans) Rohman. She married Chris Johnson on July 2, 2011 in Sullivan, IL; he survives. Sara was an avid shopper; she loved her cats and her job.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband, Chris Johnson of Greenbrier, TN; daughters, Andrea Miller of Lovington, IL and Allison Miller of Lovington, IL; brother, David (Terri) Rohman of Greenbrier, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Arrangements entrusted to McMullin-Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services

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Obituary for Georgia M. Watson Bryant

Georgia M. Watson Bryant, age 91, of Springfield, TN, passed away on April 15, 2022, at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Georgia was born July 3, 1930 in Springfield, TN to the late Walter Wade and Clara Ella Leftrick Watson. She was a long-time member of Grace Baptist Church where she taught children and adult Sunday school classes. Georgia enjoyed children and homemaking.

In addition to her parents, Georgia was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Perry D. Bryant and her brothers: Howard (Buck) Watson, Robert (Rusty) Watson, and Edgar (Eddie) Watson.

Georgia is survived by her son, Mike Bryant, of Unionville, TN; her daughters and sons-in-law: Marilyn (Boyce) Byrum, of Goodlettsville, TN and Donna (Mike) Horton, of Greenbrier, TN; her grandsons: Trey Byrum, of Goodlettsville, TN, Brandon Bryant, of Charlotte, TN, and Ethan Bryant, of Unionville, TN; her great grand-daughter, Jenna Byrum; her sister, Shirley (Kirby) Holt, of Marietta, GA; and many nieces and nephews.

floral squareGraveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Gardens with Bro. Bob Carroll officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Georgia’s family wishes to thank all the staff at Hickory Gardens Assisted Living who cared for Georgia for five years, Aveanna Hospice, and Alive Hospice.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Grace Baptist Church in Springfield. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Vincent Edward Pentecost

Vincent Edward Pentecost, age 57 of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday, April 11, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Duff officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Craig Pentecost, Joshua Pentecost, Billy Pentecost, Steven Pentecost, Ashley Givan, Kyle Givan, David Tucker, and Andy Grayson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Pentecost, John Dempsey, and Vincent’s grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 until 8 PM and Wednesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Vincent was born February 28, 1965 in Springfield to the late Billy Joe Pentecost and the late Yvonne Roney Pentecost Dempsey. He worked at Walmart and enjoyed animals of all kind and being outdoors. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren, and was always picking at them. He also enjoyed doing woodwork and going fishing. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step-father, Harrison Dempsey, and a dear friend, Jane Patton.

floral squareMr. Pentecost is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Brittany Pentecost of Greenbrier, Joshua Pentecost of Springfield, Billy and Sierra Pentecost of Adams, and Steven Pentecost of Springfield; daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Kyle Givan of Cedar Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Macyl Pentecost of Springfield and John and Janet Dempsey of White House; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janet and Jimmy Fain of Palmyra, Dawn and Ronnie Stark of Orlinda, Mary Tucker of Springfield, and Amy and Andy Grayson of Springfield; and grandchildren, Adrianne, Dylan, Jayden, Bella, Tessa, Samuel, and Savannah.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Shirley B. Frey

Shirley B. Frey, age 87, went home to Heaven on Friday, April 15, 2022 at her son and daughter-in-law’s home.

Funeral services will be 2pm on Tuesday, April 19th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Joann Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Bellwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10am until the hour of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born in Old Hickory, TN on October 30, 1934 to the late Orma and Bertha Coy McKee. She was also preceded in death by floral squarebrother, Author McKee and sister, Jean Beard. She worked for the State of TN, Washington Manufacturing and in retail sales. She loved to bowl, take pictures and yard sale.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 69 years, Maurice P. Frey, Jr; son, Paschall (Renee’) Frey; grandson, P.J.; granddaughters, Amber and Annie and seven great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Helen Pope

Helen Jean Pope, age 91 of Clarksville, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Saturday, April 16th, with Bro. Zachary Vickery officiating. Her remains were cremated following the service.

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

Mrs. Pope was born on September 18, 1930 in Crum, West Virginia to the late Denny & Mary Sammons Ratcliff. She was retired from Union Carbide after 30 years. She loved to read, sew, and was a strong- willed woman. She was also a breast cancer survivor. Mrs. Pope loved her family, especially her many grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of Oaklawn Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Earsel Pope; son, Tubby Pope, Jr.; daughter, Sandra Jean Hayes; grandchildren, Daniel Dearfield, Billy “Bud” Tolley, Paula Ann Loafman & Cindy Hayes; and son-in-laws, Elmo Blankenship and Ira Baisden.

Survivors include her sons, Lacie (Carol) Pope, Donald Pope, and Tony G. (Sabrina) Pope; daughters, Barbara Blankenship, Sue (Bill) Tolley, Shirley Baisden, Jackie Dearfield, and Vicki (Bub) Presley; brother, Lacie (Pat) Ratcliff; sisters, Loretta Radaweic and Kay (Charlie) Mangus; grandchildren, Tammy Hayes, Theresa Brown, P.K. Hayes, Jimmy Blankenship, Tina Blankenship, Tanya floral squareBlankenship, Johnny Blankenship, Mary Tolley, Paul Tolley, Sherri Tolley, Athena Pope, Mike Pope, Crystal Baisden, Brian Baisden, David Dearfield, Damien Dearfield, Ashley Ervin, Ryan Pope, Tony Pope, Jr., Kyle Pope, Kerri Brooks, and Brandon Presley; and 105 great & great-great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Oaklawn Free Will Baptist Church, 1280 Oaklawn Rd, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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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 Harold Jean Gary

“Snake Doctor”-Age 79 of Lascassas, TN passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was born September 13, 1942 in Rabbit Ridge, KY to Harrison Thomas & Anna Louise Phillips Gary. He worked as a truck driver for Worthing Industries until his retirement and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed gardening, golfing, carpentry work, but most of all he enjoyed driving his truck.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Diana Hale Gary; brother, John; sister, Sue; brother-in-law, Jimmy Pirtle; sister-in-law, Lois Gary. He is survived by his sons, Chad (Lisa) Gary, White House, TN and Harold (Tammy) Gary, Jr., Smyrna, TN; daughter, Dana (Max) Epstein, Murfreesboro, TN; brothers, Charles Gary and Ray Gary, both of Henderson, KY; sister, Helen Pirtle, Henderson, KY; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

floral squareA memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at the Nashville National Cemetery with military honors. Visitation is planned for Saturday, April 23, 2022 1pm-3pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for James Alan Campbell

Age 74 of White House went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at his home. He was born September 2, 1947 in Tampa, FL to Julius Aldwin & Erma Ledonia Andrews Campbell.. He served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He worked as a Geophysicist for Unical. He was the loving caregiver to his late wife, Linda ,for 27 years following a car accident that left her a quadriplegic. He enjoyed computers and had a passion for genealogy/family tree history. He was very dedicated to studying the scriptures and spent time in God’s Word daily. The most important thing to him was spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities and events. Mr. Campbell loved the Lord and was a member of Long Hollow Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda Presley Campbell.

floral squareHe is survived by his sons, Jonathan (Brenda) Campbell, Franklin, TN, Christopher Campbell, CA and Nathaniel Campbell, DE; daughters, Malina (Brent) Newman, White House, TN and Laurinda (Matt) Steinmeyer, Franklin, TN; sisters, Joann, Sharon and Sandy; 9 grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service planned for Mr. Campbell in Texas and this obituary will be updated when those arrangements are finalized. There are no local services planned.

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

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Obituary for Darren Alex Hern

Darren Alex Hern, 31 years of age passed away on Tuesday, April 12,2022.

Funeral Services will be 2pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.

Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10am until hour of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Darren was born February 26th, 1991, in West Nyack, New York and was the youngest child of Dimas Hern, Sr. and Belinda Fuller- Hern. The family relocated to the Nashville area in January of 1996, where Darren would spend his youth, teenage years and adulthood. Darren attended Hunter’s Lane High School, where he encountered many life-long friends. Being humbly social was a special gift upon which Darren was bestowed. Those around him were drawn to his infectious and ebullient personality. He had an unassuming and disarming smile that could put anyone at ease. To know Darren is to have laughed with or to have shared a kind word, whether you were, a close friend, family or a stranger. He had a sense of humor that was second to none and he was as compassionate and loving as he was funny. Darren loved to travel and visited many places, including the country of Panama where many of his family and friends resided. He had a love of music, specifically hip hop, rap and R&B. He was passionate about God’s creatures, specifically the stray animals or those without masters. He had dreams of becoming a veterinarian. One of Darren’s most jovial moments was the day his daughter was born. He was overjoyed with love, and they shared a unique bond. Darren professed his love of Christ in his youth, then again in 2017 at Cornerstone Church. He was a resilient figure in the face of adversity: although he met challenges, he would try to push forward and adapt in any situation.

floral squareDarren was a person that we were proud to call, our brother, son, nephew, cousin, father and friend. Darren leaves to cherish in his memory, loving parents; Belinda and Dimas Hern; brothers Dimas Hern, Jr., Dorian Hern: sisters, Dilsa Hern, Dayra Hern, Doris Garibaaldi; children, De’Andrea and Mariah Hern; numerous special friends, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other friends.

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

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Obituary for Gregory Neal “Gregg” Scott

Gregory Neal “Gregg” Scott, 43, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday April 10, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Graveside services were conducted Thursday April 14th at 3:00 p.m. in the Palestine Cemetery with Pastor Ryan Hill officiating. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Gregg was born September 27, 1978, in Nashville to Kenneth Lowery, Jr., and Kelly Scott. He loved to watch football, especially the Tennessee Titans and the Tennessee Vols. Gregg loved being with his family, especially on each holiday. He was preceded in death by his grandmother who raised him: Carol Ann Lowery, and by his grandfather: Kenneth Lowery, Sr.

Gregg is survived by his father: Kenneth Lowery, Jr., of Madison, by his brother and sister-in-law: Brandon and Emily Lowery of Greenbrier, by his niece: Aspen Lowery, and by his nephews: Emmett and Luke Lowery all of Greenbrier, and by his dear friend and caregiver: Tracey Karnes of Springfield.

floral squareGregg’s family would like to extend their appreciation to all the nurses, caregivers, and staff at both the Waters of Robertson and the Waters of Springfield for the love and care that they gave to Gregg over the years.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Jacquelyn Draughon Guthrie

Complete obituary to follow

If so desired the family request that memorial donations may be made to any of the following, Springfield First United Methodist Church, Springfield YMCA, Open Door Pregnancy Center or Willow Oak Center for Arts and Learning.

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All donations may be sent care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Brenda Stark Mott Baldridge

Brenda Stark Mott Baldridge age 81 of Rocky Top, TN and formerly of Orlinda, passed from this life April 10, 2022, at Cumberland Care Facility in Lafollette Tennessee. For the last seven years she had resided with her son in Rocky Top.

Graveside services were conducted at Springfield Memorial Cemetery on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 11a.m with Dale Swearingen officiating. The family received friends following the graveside service.

Brenda was born July 29, 1940 in Orlinda to the late Elmore and Inabell Goostree Stark. She graduated from East Robertson High School in 1958. She loved her family, cooking, animals, and was an avid Tennessee Titians fan. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husbands, Mac Mott and Wayne Baldridge. floral squareShe is survived by her son Terry Mott of Rocky Top Tennessee, and her daughter Pamela Mott of Las Vegas, Nevada. Her brothers Bryant and Gail Stark, Ronnie and Dawn Stark, Ricky and Amy Stark, all of Olinda. Her sisters Wanda Wayman of Hendersonville, Tennessee and Betty Lou and Glen Simpson of Richmond, Virginia.

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Obituary for Tommy Freeman

Tommy Lloyd “Gravy” Freeman, age 76, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Vanco Manor in Goodlettsville.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Ronnie Green officiating.

Burial followed in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Daryl Freeman, Jonathan Freeman, Jackie Sherrod, Charles Bibee, Timmy Hutton, Charles Hutton, Spencer Hutton and Chad Freeman serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

floral squareMr. Freeman was born September 11, 1945 in Greenbrier to the late Samuel and Ekie Byzet Freeman. He worked as a pipe fitter for the Local 572 Union and was a member of the Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Freeman loved his family and was very proud of his sons and his grandsons. He was always kind and caring, always ready to help anyone who needed it. He loved to work and was always busy doing something.

In addition to his parents Mr. Freeman is preceded in death by his brothers, Samuel Freeman, Bruce Freeman and John Allen Freeman; and his sisters, Martha Hays and Bettye Pedigo.

Mr. Freeman is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Taylor Freeman; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Lloyd and Clisa Freeman, Tommy Allen Freeman and Jeffrey Dale Freeman; brother and sister-in-law, David L. and Dianne Freeman; sister-in-law, Barbara Freeman; and grandchildren, Kyle Branden Freeman and John Michael Freeman. Mr. Freeman is also survived by his good friends and working buddies, Paul Graves and Van McCormack, and his nieces and nephews who will all miss him very much.

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

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Obituary for Lois Elizabeth “Bunnie” Simmons

Lois Elizabeth “Bunnie” Simmons, age 90 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Her remains were cremated and a memorial service held at a later date.

She was born in Havana, Cuba, where her parents were missionaries, on July 9, 1931 to the late Joseph Robert and Maddie Frances McWilliam. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Robert Hampton McWilliam, Joseph Livingston McWilliam and Novella McWilliam.

She was a member of the Ridgetop Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a Girls Dean at Gem State Academy and various other locations for 27 years. She passionately loved her Lord and family very much. She loved music, piano, reading and cats.

A favorite quote of hers was, “Women and cats are always right, men and dogs better get used to it!” She was a member of a Nazarene Church hand bell choir called the “Ding-a-lings” which she enjoyed very much.

floral squareShe is survived by sons, Kent (Sharon) Simmons of Bakersfield, CA, Lee (Kathy) Simmons of Goodlettsville, TN; daughter at heart, Bethany Looyenga; grandchildren, Zachary Lee (Melissa) Simmons, Brian Scott (Chantelle) Simmons; great-grandchildren, Francesca Lee Simmons, Madeline Savannah Simmons, John Andrew Simmons and Judah Kent Simmons.

Arrangements entrusted to the Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Inez Johnson

Inez Johnson, age 94 of Ridgetop, passed away April 13, 2022. She was born in Old Hickory, TN on August 31, 1927 to the late William and Mary Mitchell.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, Jim Johnson, and brother Earl Mitchell. She is survived by her sons, Jim (Barbara) Johnson, Jr., Mark (Beverly) Johnson, Martin Johnson, Tracy (Cindy) Johnson, and McCaw (Donna) Johnson; Nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Inez was a registered nurse and worked for many years at Memorial Hospital in Nashville.

floral squareFuneral service was at Highland Chapel Union Church, 1122 Highland Ave., Goodlettsville, TN where she was a life long member. Service took place on Monday April 18 at 12 Noon with Jon Briggs, officiating. Visitation with the family was one hour prior to service time. Private interment followed at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Arrangements entrusted to Cole & Garrett Funeral Home and Cremation Services 212 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Janis Sharleen White Carney

Janis Sharleen White Carney, 71, of Hendersonville, passed from this life on Wednesday April 6, 2022, at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday April 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor John McClendon officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Marty White, Brandon White, Ray White, and Rodney Newman serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

floral squareMrs. Carney was born January 12, 1951, in Nashville to the late Charles Raymond and Velma Lucille Hodges White. She was a retired clerk with the Nashville Postal Plant. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Bobby Wayne Carney, and by her brother: Donnie Raymond White.

Mrs. Carney is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Ray and Betty White of Goodlettsville, Jerry and Patsy White of Hendersonville, and by her sister: Wanda Faye Graham of Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Lonnie Jewel Whitlow

Lonnie Jewel Whitlow, 69, of Adams, passed away on Monday April 4, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday April 24th at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday April 24th from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Whitlow was born August 17, 1952, in Chattanooga to the late Alonzo and Myrtle Stultz Whitlow. He was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School Class of 1970, and went on to receive his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and EDS degrees from Austin Peay State University. Mr. Whitlow retired from the Robertson County Board of Education, having taught 23 years at Springfield High School and 7 years at Jo Byrns High School. He was a member of Red River Baptist Church in Adams and the Masonic Lodge 89 in Clarksville. Mr. Whitlow loved coin collecting, raising a vegetable garden, decorating his home for the different seasons of the year, and was always known for wearing his Hawaiian shirts. He owned and operated DJ Lonnie’s Mobile DJ service for over 30 years and was a devoted volunteer with the Tennessee Kid’s Nutrition Backpack Attack Program in Springfield and the Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox program each Christmas.

floral squareMr. Whitlow is survived by his wife of 50 years: Diane Mantlo Whitlow of Adams, by his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Greta Stainback of Adams, Brenda Mantlo of Adams, Mike and Mary Alice Callis of Adams, by his dear friends: Kevin and Lisa Ragland of White House, by several nieces and nephews, and by his “kids”, his cats Midnight and Gray.

If so desired, memorial contributions made be made to the Tennessee Kid’s Nutrition Backpack Attack Program in Springfield or to Samaritan’s Purse. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for James Martin “Joe” Coats

James Martin “Joe” Coats, age 83, of Greenbrier, TN passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022 at his residence.

Graveside services were conducted at 2pm Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in the Tyronza Cemetery in Tyronza, AR with Bro. Todd L. Yates officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Thompson, Carl Thompson, Michael Troupe, Terry Coats, Scott Coats and Jerry Coats.

Mr. Coats was born January 21, 1939 in Tyronza, AR to the late Melvin and Dossie Mae Edwards Coats. Joe was a U.S. Army Veteran, a retired roofer, and enjoyed doing yard work, taking care of his flowers and feeding the birds.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, Mr. Coats was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by a son, Aaron Davis of Saudi Arabia; two grandsons, Austin Davis of Dallas, TX and Tyler Davis of Tucson, AZ; a sister, Dorothy Monsorno of Greenbrier, TN; and many nieces and nephews.

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

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Obituary for Thomas Cranford, Sr.

Thomas Cranford, Sr., age 75 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 10:30AM on Tuesday, April 12th, with Bro. Steve Freeman officiating. Burial was at 1:00PM at Nashville National Cemetery in Madison with Tim Cranford, Jacob Marvel, Michael Marvel, Donnie Cranford, Cary Clary, and Donald Jackson serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, April 11th from 5:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Tuesday from 9:30AM until the hour of service at 10:30AM.

Mr. Cranford was born on September 7, 1946 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Herbert, Sr. & Shirley Parrish Cranford. He was a retired veteran after 29 years with the U. S. Army serving in the Vietnam war. He loved gardening, had a great love for his dogs & cat , and loved his family dearly. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Terry Lee Cranford; brothers, Herbert Cranford, Jr, Wayne Cranford, and Glenn Cranford; and sisters, Sandra Lyons, Gayle Pewitt, and Linda Cruse.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 54 years, Elaine Cranford; sons, Thomas Cranford, Jr. and Michael Cranford; daughter, Tonya (Michael Patrick) Marvell; brother, Dan (Doris) Cranford; grandchildren, Jacob Marvel and Taylor Nicole Marvel; and many loving nieces and nephews.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Nashville Humane Association, 213 Oceola Ave, Nashville, TN 37209

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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 James David Hale Sr.

Age 65 of White House passed away Monday, April 4, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center. He was born September 11, 1956 in Nashville, TN to Raymond & Dora Lucille Miers Hale. He worked as an insulator for Mid South Insulation Company and was an avid NASCAR fan. Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was his favorite driver.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Raymond Hale. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 42 years, Sandra Hale; Son, James David Hale, Jr., both of White House, TN; step-daughter, Kimberly Snyder, Dickson, TN; brother, Tommy (Debbie) Hale, Ashland City, TN; sisters, Patsy (Robert) Terry, Ridgetop, TN, Beverly (Neal) Hooper, Nashville, TN and Linda (Joe) Eldridge, Georgia; 4 grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 6pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation with the family was Thursday, April 7, 2022 2-6pm at the funeral home. Inurnment took place at the Hillcrest Cemetery Columbarium at a later date.

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

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