In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of April 3, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of April 3, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries March 28-April 3, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for J. Adrian Marshall

J. Adrian Marshall, age 68, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at NHC in Springfield, Tennessee.

Adrian was born on February 3, 1954 in Clarksville, Tennessee, was a talented performer and started a career in broadcasting at WDBL in Springfield at a young age. Adrian graduated from Springfield High School in 1971 where he enjoyed participating in public speaking and plays, thus discovering his passion for the performing arts. He was also extremely passionate about music, song writing, and guitar. His broadcasting career allowed him to work with WMAK, WSM, WDBL radio, and the Tennessee Radio News Network. He performed in several dramatic productions with local and other groups including those in Nashville and Murfreesboro. In later years he volunteered his time playing guitar and singing for the Veterans Administration Hospital patients. He was a Master Mason and a Scottish Rite Freemason in the 32nd Degree.

Adrian is survived by his stepfather, Robert D. Alley (Betty), and his three siblings, Cheryl Alley Moon (Danny), James T. Marshall, III (Anita), and Andrea Alley Fields (Mark). He is preceded in death by his mother, Bettye Rawls Marshall Alley, his father, James Thomas Marshall, II, and his grandparents O.G and Dixie Rawls, James Thomas and Elizabeth Marshall, Elgia and Jessie Lee Alley.

floral squareThe family extends a special appreciation to the caregivers and staff at NHC whom Adrian came to know and cared deeply for.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 7th at 11:00 a.m. in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Reverend Diane Coppock officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests, if so desired, that donations be made to Palestine United Methodist Church, Springfield, Tennessee. All donations can be sent in c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Anthony Michael Pompa

Anthony Michael Pompa, 43, of Springfield and formerly of Baldwinsville, NY, died suddenly on Friday April 1, 2022. His remains will be cremated, and a private celebration of life will be held.

Anthony was born April 20, 1978, in Columbus, OH. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing his guitar, movies, golf, Texas Hold’em, video games, and the outdoors. Anthony was preceded in death by his mother: Laura Marcum Howe, by his grandmothers: Georgia Marcum and Beatrice Pompa, by his grandfather: Joseph Pompa, and by his nephew: Bradley Burns.

floral squareAnthony is survived by his father: John Pompa, Sr, by his step-father: James Howe, by his grandfather: Arthur Marcum, by his brothers: Bill Oppenheimer and John Pompa, by his sisters: Erica Kral, Michelle Pompa, Bea Teller, Mary Lynn Preston, by his aunts: Arthena Clifton, Wanda Woolever, Diana Linden, and Mary Wood, by his nephews: Mikey Kral, Connor Kral, Tommy Oppenheimer, Liam Oppenheimer, Evan Oppenheimer, and Emmet Teller, by his nieces: Jordan James, Kendall Kral, Addyson Kral, Tori Teller, Sara Teller, Eliza Teller, Cecilia Teller, Lora Preston, Sabrina Preston, and Katja Preston, and by his cousin: BreAnn Burnette.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Lynn Evans

Mary “Lynn” Evans, age 67, of Cedar Hill, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022 at her home. No services are planned at this time.

Mrs. Evans was born April 13, 1954 in Morganfield, KY to the late Edward and Virginia Carolyn Littler Adams. She worked at Holley Carburetor for many years and was of the Christian faith.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Evans is preceded in death by her husband, James Neal Evans, her brother, James Adams, and her granddaughter, Cheri Evans.

floral squareMrs. Evans is survived by her son, James Lee Evans; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, James Anthony “Bubba” and Crystal Evans; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Peggy and Jason Gannon; sister, Geanie Rippy; half-sister, Mayumi Ito; grandchildren, Jeremy (Torey) Rogers, Michael (Megan) Rogers, and Ryan Rogers; and great-grandchildren, Taylor, Bradley, Travis, Elenor, Donovan and Gabriel.

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

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Obituary for Denise Ellen “Deni” Redding Bray

Denise Ellen “Deni” Redding Bray, 66, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Monday March 28, 2022, at her home.

Her remains were cremated, and a private family celebration of Deni’s life will be held.

Deni was born March 15, 1956, in Rantoul, IL to the late James and Patricia Tincher Redding. She had worked as a credit manager. Deni loved bowling, playing golf, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

floral squareDeni is survived by husband: George Bray of Greenbrier, by her daughter and son-in-law: Susie and Joe Magyar of Huntsville, AL, by her stepchildren: Rachel Bray and Christopher Bray both of Henderson, KY, by her sister and brother-in-law: Crystal and Jay Terry of Springfield, by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Steven and Lorgia Redding of Pekin, IL, David and Suzi Redding of Ft. Wright, OH, by her grandchildren: Kailee (Jamie) Creamer, Shelby (Jeremiah) Steelman, Alissa Magyar, Dessa Ann Alexander, and Marissa Gibson, and by her great grandchildren: River Steelman and Nova Creamer.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Patricia Binkley

Patricia Jean Binkley, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Celebration of Life Services was held Saturday, April 2, 2022; first, at the Springfield First Baptist Church from 12-2pm and then, in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield from 3-5pm. Your story of how you knew Mrs. Binkley are welcomed and encouraged.

Mrs. Binkley was born November 6, 1940 in Wisner, NE to the late Leonard August and Bernadine Meyer Strong. After graduating high school, she graduated from Wayne State College in Nebraska, went to Bellmont, and got her Master’s Degree at Peabody. She was a school teacher for the Robertson County School System for many years until her retirement. Mrs. Binkley was a member of the Springfield First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher, sang in the choir, and volunteered for everything. She even starred in the movie “Flowers for Fannie”, playing the lead role of Fannie Fairchild to rave reviews. She was great fun, always the life of the party. Known as “Pop” to her grandchildren, she loved her family and friends, and was always ready to have a good time with them.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Binkley is preceded in death by her husband, George Philip Binkley. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Reyna Binkley; daughter and son-in-law, Kelley and Stacy Harris; brother, Richard Strong; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Mike Fruehwald; and grandchildren, Kolby, Korey, Christopher, Madisyn, Shelby, Sam, Jessie and Robbie.

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

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Obituary for Shirley Kay Stone

Age 62 of Cottontown passed away Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born April 2, 2022 in Madison, TN to Robert Houston & Patricia Ann Troutt Stone. She was a 1979 graduate of White House High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for Gaylord at the Opryland Hotel and was then employed as a call center rep for QRM. She enjoyed traveling, especially taking mini vacations, and thrift shopping.

floral squareShe is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Randall Lee Stone. She is survived by her daughters, Melissa (Thomas) Draper, White House, TN and Heather Jimenez, Irvine, CA; sister, Teresa Faye DeWitt, Cottontown, TN; step-sister, Cheryl (Jamie) Gordon, Murfreesboro, TN; step-brother, Robert Stone, Jr., Millersville, TN,

A Celebration of Life Gathering is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 4-8pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in 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 Jeanette Holt

Mrs. Jeanette Edison Holt, age 98, of Knoxville and formerly of Springfield, passed away Thursday, March 31st at NHC in Knoxville.

Funeral service was held Sunday, April 3rd at 7PM at Buffat Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville with Rev. Dave Thomas officiating.

A graveside service will be held Monday, April 4 at 2PM in the Springfield Memorial Gardens in Springfield.

Mrs. Holt attended schools in Springfield and graduated high school in 1954 from Chilhowee Baptist Academy in Seymour, TN. She married her high school sweetheart, Kendreth V. Holt, in 1941 and in 1954 she became a pastor’s wife when Kendreth entered the ministry.

Mrs. Holt is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Kendreth V. Holt, her grandson, Danny Brewer, and her parents, Laura and Frank Edison of Springfield.

floral squareShe is survived by her three sons Kendreth Ray (Karen) of Seymour, TN, Gary Franklin (Janice) of Knoxville, TN and Robert Larry (Gail) of Crossville, TN, six grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren, sister Mildred E. Sanford of Springfield, niece Sharon Price (Terry) of Springfield, nephew Scott Sanford (Beverly) of Murfreesboro, great-nephew Briley (Heather) Price and children Jude and Rosamund, great-nephew Jonathan (Courtney) Price and children James and Madison, great-niece Olivia (Andrew) Giles, great-niece Lela Sanford, and many special friends in Robertson County.

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

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Obituary for Deborah Renee Blaylock Short

Age 59 of White House passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at her home. She was born May 22, 1962 in Nashville, TN to James O. & Catherine Searcy Blaylock. She was a 1980 graduate of White House High School. She had many friends, enjoyed dancing, playing card games and was an avid Titans fan. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren more than anything else. She was the owner of A Able Storage.

She is preceded in death by her brother, James Eric Blaylock. She is survived by her husband of 14-1/2 years, John R. Short, Jr., White House, TN; father, Jim (Olivia) Blaylock, White House, TN; mother, Cathy Blaylock, Goodlettsville, TN; daughter, Katherine Joy Bibbee (Cody) Tollison, Fairview, TN; 3 step-daughters, Elizabeth Nicole Short, Gallatin, TN, Jessica Anne (Peter) Harris, Mount Juliet, TN and Rachel Christine Short, White House, TN; 1 grandchild, Walker James; 5 step-grandchildren, Avery, Aubrey, Rose, Hazel and Cotton.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Mark Reid officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with Jeff Bradly, Steve Brown, Jimmy Beach, Ed Erwin, Kenny Smith and Kevin Nash serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Sunday, April 3, 2022 4-8pm and Monday, April 4, 2022 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 Mark Allen Carson Sr.

Mark Allen Carson, Sr, age 68 of Pleasant View, TN, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00AM on Monday, April 4, 2022 in the Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Pallbearers will be Mark Carson Jr., Scott Carson, Michael Carson and Cameron Carson.

There is no public visitation scheduled.

Mr. Carson was born on May 19, 1953 in Union City, PA to the late George and Bertha Carson. He retired from Bordeaux Hospital Maintenance Department after 40 years of service.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 6 brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife, Molly C. Carson; sons, Mark (Teena) Carson Jr., Scott Carson, Michael (Angie) Carson, and Cameron Carson; daughter, Julie (Brent) Stidham; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and 3 brothers and 1 sister.

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 Jerry Haywood Binkley

Jerry Haywood Binkley, age 76 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Saturday, April 2nd, with Bro. Randy Riggs and Pastor Mike Hollis officiating. Burial followed in Good Springs Cemetery with grandsons Nash Binkley, Max Binkley, and Will Binkley, and nephews Curtis Wheeler, Lee Binkley, and Mike Binkley serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Head, Billy Choate, Felix Tejeda, and two very special friends, Donnie Eley & Kelly Kilgore.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Friday, April 1st from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Saturday at the church from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Binkley was born on January 12th, 1946 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Ira Haywood & Ethel Martin Binkley. He was retired from Lucent Technologies (formerly AT&T) after 34 years of service. Mr. Binkley was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and served as a Deacon for many years. His greatest joy was his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas, Donald, Paul, Ray, John, & David Binkley.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Nora Binkley; daughter, Lori (Kim) Whitworth; son, Tracey (Beth) Binkley; sisters, Ruth Felts, Marie Wheeler, Janice (Rodney) Ford, and Yvonne Merritt; grandchildren, Jessica (Matt) Price, Emily (Dustin) Allen, Nash Binkley, Max Binkley, and Will Binkley; great-grandchildren, Anna, Lilly, & Isaac Price, and another great-grandchild, Nora Joy Allen, floral squaresoon to be born.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Greenhouse Ministries, 309 S. Spring Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

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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 Shirley Ellen Bennett

Age 78 of White House went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born September 27, 1943 in French Camp, CA to Cloyd Garfield & Lillian Wilma Altide Deal. She was a clerical worker for Elk Grove Unified School District in California before her retirement and she was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Paul Deal. She is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Ladd Bennett, White House, TTN; sons, Devon (Heidi) Bennett, White House, TN, Sean Moon, North Carolina and Jimmy Thornsberg, California; daughters, Danyelle (David) Anderson, Murfreesboro, TN and Robin Wright, White House, TN; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

floral squareA Celebration of Life memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Rev. H.D. Jones officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date in the Hillcrest Cemetery Columbarium. Visitation with the family is planned for Tuesday, May 3, 2022 5-7pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Oscar Felix Chinique

Age 87 of Goodlettsville passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at his home. He was born August 23, 1934 in Havana, Cuba to Jose Chinique and Amalia Ortega. He worked for Tennessee Uniform, now Cintas, and for Car Quest. Mr. Chinique played baseball for the Nashville Vols at Sulpher Dell and was a pitcher and short stop player for the Minnesota Twins. He loved baseball more than anything.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce Caperton Chinique; sons, Osqui Chinique and Ricci (Myria) Chinique; brother Louis Chinique; sister, Delia Chinique.. He is survived by his son, Stephen Chinique, Goodlettsville, TN; daughter-in-law, Myria Rank, Springfield, MO; brothers, Berto (Cuqui) Chinique and Elio Chinique, both of Hialeah, FL; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Adam Johnson officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Garden s with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Friday, April 1, 2022 4-8pm and Saturday, April 2, 2022 9am-11am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to Austin & Bell Funeral Home for help with the funeral expenses. Debit or credit card payments will gladly be accepted by phone at the funeral home.

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

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(Updated) Obituaries March 21-27, 2022

Obituary for Lizzie Mae Neblett

Lizzie Mae Neblett, age 73 of Cedar Hill, departed this life on March 26, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Neblett, and her mother, Roberta Wright.

She was born March 7, 1949 in Cedar Hill. She professed her love and committed her life to Christ at an early age.

Lizzie Mae worked as a housekeeper and homemaker in her early years. When she wasn’t alongside her husband, she was dedicating her time caring for her home, children, and others. She spent many days cooking meals, gardening flowers, canning fresh vegetables, and welcoming strangers and loved ones into her home.

She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed a good cup of chili, morning coffee, and ghost adventures on television.

She leaves to cherish her memory four sons, Gerald (Christina) Neblett of Cedar Hill, James (Sharon) Neblett of Adams, Troy (Kelly) Neblett of Springfield, and Stacy Neblett of Cedar Hill; as well as a daughter and caregiver, Erica (Tim) Neblett of Cedar Hill.

She’s preceded in death by three siblings, James Ray Wright, Michael Wright, and Harry Shannon. Of her remaining siblings, she has Robert (Wendy) Wright of Springfield, Delores (Jessie) McFadden of Rochester, NY, Clifford (Rochelle) Wright of Springfield, and Sylvia Wright of Springfield.

Special family to note, whom she spent most of her childhood and adulthood with include Willie Roy Wright, Brenda Wright, and Junior (Monaei) Wright. She had a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

floral squareFuneral services will be conducted Monday, April 4, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Ricky Summers officiating and Reverend Harold Carter delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow in Benevolent Lodge Cemetery in Port Royal. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 11:00 AM until the hour of service.

We, the family of Lizzie Neblett, express sincere thanks and gratitude for all the calls, food, and condolences.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Wanda Baker Shoulders

Wanda Baker Shoulders, 62, of Goodlettsville, passed from this life on Friday March 25, 2022, at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Friday April 1st at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Scott Dunn officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Kenneth Bottorff, Blake Burton, Dan Opthof, Chris Adkins, Nathan Arnold, and Coty Tobitt serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Wanda was born April 4, 1959, in Springfield. She worked as an inspector in the cleaning and laundry business and was of the Baptist faith. Wanda loved going to yard sales, playing bingo, gardening, go to the Casino, listening to country music, and working puzzles. She was preceded in by her father: Fred L. Baker, by her mother: Juanita Brooksher Kennedy, and by her husband: Ralph Lee Shoulders.

floral squareWanda is survived by her daughters: Michelle (Paul Jenkins) Burton of Greenbrier, Kelly Brown of Goodlettsville, Amanda (Daniel) Opthof of Greenbrier, by her grandchildren: Krista Burton, Mattie Burton, Paul Jenkins, Jr., Braylin Harlan, Austin Owen, Cassidy Owen, Tyler Opthof, Allison Opthof, Derek Opthof, and Christian Opthof, by her great grandchild: Danny Opthof, by her brother: Dwayne (Jackie) Baker of Pleasant View, and by her sisters: Mary Jo (Chris Adkins) Watson of Portland, and Janice Wilkins of Dover.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Ayden Riley Gourley

Age 8 days went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. He was born March 18, 2022 to Ryan Gourley and Casandra Draper in Nashville, TN. Ayden enjoyed being rocked and didn’t like having his feet touched.

He is survived by his loving parents, Ryan Gourley and Cassandra Draper;; brother, Liam Gourley, all of Springfield, TN; maternal granparents, Raymond (Shasta) Draper, Springfield, TN and Sandy (Steve) Tomarchio, White House, TN; paternal grandparents, Jeremy (Nicole) Gourley, Springfield, TN and Karla Gourley, Greenbrier, TN.

floral squareFuneral service was Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Bill Petty officiating. Interment followed in Cawthon Cemetery on Highway 76 in White House. Visitation was Wednesday, March 30, 2022 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 Mary K Hogan

Age 85 of Hendersonville, formerly of White House, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born January 11, 1937 to Larry & Velma Adams Knoph. She worked as a registered nurse and had served as the Director of Nursing for Hendersonville Medical Center. She loved the color yellow, baking, quilting, flower gardening, scrapbooking and traveling.

She is preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Glen. She is survived by her son, Jeff (Michelle) Hogan, Cottontown, TN; brother, John Knoph, Columbia, SC; 2 grandchildren, Brittany (David) Hogan and Rachel (Timothy) Clough; 3 great-grandchildren, Caden Williams, Olivia Louise Clough and Finnick Felton Clough; 3 step-great grandchildren, Gracie Mapes, Shelbie Mapes and Hailie Mapes.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday evening, April 5, 2022 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2022 4-7pm 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 Barbara Jane Harris

Barbara Jane Harris, age 84, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at NHC Springfield surrounded by many of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 2 pm at Eastland Heights Baptist Church with her Pastor, James Shoulders, officiating.

Mrs. Harris was born November 10, 1937 in Springfield, TN, to the late Simon Durham and Thelma Stack. Barbara raised four children, mostly in Honduras, Central America, where she fostered a fun spirit of adventure in all of her children. She was always filled with amazing stories and ready to entertain her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her special and precious daughter, Jane, was the centerpiece of her life. Barbara especially loved her church, its members along with singing in the choir. Growing flowers, tomatoes, watching the squirrels and birds in her yard brought her a lot of joy.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harris is preceded in death by her former husband Hugh Thomas (Bo) Harris. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Lillian Harris; daughter and son-in-law, Hope and Pete Fisher; son and daughter-in-law, David and Pam Harris and her daughter, Jane Harris; grandchildren, Dina (Clay), Sean (Jessica), Brenda, Chris (Morgan), Ethan (Amber), Olivia and Thomas; and great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Harlan, Thomas, Ella and Amelia.

floral squareOur family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at NHC Springfield and Caris Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please consider a donation to the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee, Brightstone or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

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Obituary for David Anthony Odom

David Anthony Odom “Ebony Prince” was born September 1, 1963 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Willie Odom, Jr. of White House, Tennessee. On March 12, 2022 he was called home to be at rest.

He accepted Christ at a young age at Howard Chapel Missionary Baptist Church under the Pastorship of the late Robert McCullough. He was an active member of the Usher Board and sung in the Male Chorus.

David was educated in the Robertson County School System, where he played sports. He worked as a Brick Mason for many years at R.D. Williams Construction and other forms of employment until he became disabled. He was a hard worker and was always willing to help whether he knew you or not.

Anthony was the type of person who would give you the shirt off his back. He loved a good challenge, especially sports. His love for the Lord, his family and mankind is forever recorded on social media platforms for the world to see.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Willie and Nancy Odom, Jr.; one brother, Deon Odom; one son, Peter K. Williams; one grandson, Malikia Foster.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife of three years, Wilma Jean Odom; four sons, Terry Williams of Franklin, KY, Joshua D. Dowlen of Murfreesboro, TN, Anthony R. Dowlen Sr., and David Foster Sr. both of Nashville, TN; three daughters, Tara Rochelle Thomas of NC, Valerie N. Foster and Latonya Lee both of Nashville, TN; three brothers, Darrow Odom (Annette), Donnie Odom (Denise) and; Anthony Davis (Turkessia); floral squaretwo sisters, Donna R. Drain (Jeffery) of Indianapolis, IN and Valerie Street (Michael); twenty -one grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; sister -in -law, Joanne (Lloyd); other family and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Howards Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Bell, Officiant and Pastor Joseph Washington, Eulogy; Interment was in Bigbee Chapel Cemetery.

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

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Obituary for Ramonia Carney

Ramonia “Ray” Carney was born October 9, 1937 to the late Ada Bell Woodson and the late Fred Walker. Her earthly life ended on March 23, 2022. She is now resting with Jesus.

Ray professed her hope in Christ and was a member of St. John Methodist Church. She was educated in Robertson County School System. She worked at the Tobacco Supply for several year later and retiring from Hail and Cotton.

She loved her family unconditionally. In her past time, she enjoyed baking, decorating for the holiday especially, Christmas, going to yard sales, shopping and a was a true fashionista.

Ray is preceded in her death by her companion, Charlie Myles; two daughters, Janis and Pamela Walker; son, Curtis Walker; three sisters, Marjorie, Betsy Jean, Dorothy; brother, Fred Jr.; nephew, Lonnie Woodson; two grandchildren, Dominique and Quinton Walker.

Ray leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters, Deborah (Ralph) Boyd, Latoya Carney, Deresha Patterson; son, Richard Lee Carney; daughter -in -law, Barbara Walker; one brother -in -law, Willie Mason; seventeen grand – children, Quincy, Nicole, Katina, Kenyada, Adrian, Terrell, Zoey, Latronda, Darion, Desiree, Bianca, Jeffrey, Kennetha, Kenneth, Kesha, Desmon, DeTreona; twenty great grandchildren; ten great -great grandchildren; one niece, floral squareRosalyn Nobbin and one nephew, Christopher Mason; numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins, and a special friend, Lois Miles, other family and friends.

Ramonia viewing, visitation and funeral service was Tuesday, March 28, 2022 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Marie C. King, Officiant and Reverend George R. Clemons, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

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

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Obituary for Shearon A. Kehl

Shearon A. Kehl, 77 of Indianapolis, passed away on March 16, 2022. Shearon was born on September 2, 1944, in Robertson County, TN to the late Samuel and Kathreen Jones. She was a 1962 graduate of Coopertown High School. From 1975 to 1977 she worked as an inventory clerk, 1975 to 1992 she worked as a distribution services supervisor both for Quaker Oats, and from 1992 until she retired, she worked as a payroll clerk at PFS (PepsiCo- Food Service).

Shearon enjoyed spending time with her family & granddaughters, spending time and having dinner with her good friend Bill, going to Goodwill with and helping her friend Pat with her church community closet, being involved in her community, gardening, and visiting with her adopted family, Roberto, Hestia, and their kids who called her grandma.

Shearon is survived by her daughters, Melody A. Woody, Stacey (Kevin) L. Toler; her granddaughters, Victoria L. and Vivian L. Toler; her granddogs, Buck and Remington Toler; her sister, Peggy Sue Calvert; and her brother, Robert (Katrina) E. Jones. She is floral squarepreceded in death by her daughter, Sonya Kehl, father Samuel Jones, mother Kathreen Jones, husband Marion R. Kehl, and brother-in-law Harold Calvert.

Visitation was held from 10am-1pm on Friday, March 25, 2022, at Indiana Funeral Care, Greenwood Chapel. Funeral service was at 1pm. Burial followed at Washington Park East Cemetery.

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Obituary for Donna Raye West Cherry

Donna Raye West Cherry, 58, of Springfield, passed from this life on Thursday March 24, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday April 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family received friends on Saturday April 2nd from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Donna was born September 23, 1963, in Springfield to the late Roy “Dick” and Edna Faye Brown West. She was the Infant Department Manager at Springfield Walmart and was of the Baptist faith. Donna loved her job and her work family. She was very dedicated to both Wal Mart and the customers that she served while working there. She enjoyed being outside with the birds, and especially feeding the hummingbirds. Donna had a great love for windchimes, Harley motorcycles, horror movies, crime investigation shows, riding horses, and listening to her husband play his guitar or his drums. The main two highlights of Donna’s life were her grandchildren, and then her dogs: Max and Annie.

floral squareDonna is survived by her husband of 32 years: Edward Cherry of Springfield, by her sons and daughters-in-law: Cody and Melissa Kirby of Crossville, Corey and Alyssa Cherry of Clarksville, by her daughters and son-in-law: Cassie and Jady Groves of Greenbrier, Cindy Cherry of Crossville, and Kelsey Kirby of Crossville, by her grandchildren: Caden, Adeline, Damien, Carson, Evan, Ramey, Lilah, Zane, Jackson, and Owen, by her brothers and sister-in-law: Richard and Elaine West of Springfield, Roger and Kim West of Springfield, and by her sister and brother-in-law: Sandy and Joe Groves of Springfield.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Debbie Mott Brickles

Debbie Mott Brickles, age 68 of Orlinda, passed from this life on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at St. Thomas Mid-Town Hospital.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Terry McCormick officiating. Burial followed in White House Memorial Gardens. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4 until 8 PM and Tuesday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

Debbie was born July 27, 1953 in Springfield to the late Robert Floyd and Pauline Jones Mott. She was a member of Orlinda Church of Christ and was retired from Tennessee Bankers Association where she was a Senior Vice President over Education. She was a member of the East Robertson High School graduation class of 1971. She loved the church, the beach, and her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Mac Mott.

floral squareMrs. Brickles is survived by her husband, Alfred Brickles of Orlinda; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Cara Brickles of Goodlettsville; daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Todd Patterson of Orlinda; brother and sister-in-law Curt and Nancy Mott, Sr. of Orlinda; sister Bobbie Daniels of Cross Plains; and grandchildren, Bryson, Olivia, Ellie, Sadie, and Jack Brickles and Kamry and Price Patterson.

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

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Obituary for James Earl Freeland

James Earl Freeland, 85, of Cross Plains, passed from this life on Wednesday March 23, 2022 at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center.

Funeral Services were conducted Monday, March 28th at 1:00 PM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Pastor Russ Noss officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Kevin Clinard, Kenny Swann, Joe Swann, Wayne Leding, Samuel Osborne, and Brock Freeland serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home and Monday from 11 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains.

Mr. Freeland was born on December 13, 1936 in Cross Plains, Tn. to the late Jewell Henry Freeland and Agnes Murrah Freeland. He was a graduate of Cross Plains High School Class of 1954, a retired tool and die quality control inspector with Goddard/Goddard and Carmel and was a lifelong member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains where he was deacon emeritus. He was also a farmer who excelled at raising pumpkins. He really enjoyed meeting and talking with people while selling pumpkins at Freeland Farm in Cross Plains. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Mr. Freeland served throughout the years with a servant’s heart in multiple Bible centered ministries that include Royal Ambassadors, Sunday School, Prayer Groups, Stone Soup, deacon ministry, homebound visitations, and community outreach sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Martha Sue Traughber Freeland of whom he was married almost 60 years, his son: James Brian Freeland, his brother Richard Murrah Freeland and sisters: Martha Freeland Hackney and Nancy Jean Freeland and granddaughter: Gabrielle Freeland.

floral squareMr. Freeland is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Stephen and Tina Freeland of Orlinda, Brent and Sabrina Freeland of Farragut, Tn, Debbie Freeland of Burlington, KY, by his grandchildren: Hannah, Brock, Corinne, Emma, Jessica, and Olivia Freeland, Elijah and Olivia Stewart.

If so desired, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church’s Stone Soup Ministry and may be sent ℅ Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Mary K Hogan

Age 85 of Hendersonville, formerly of White House, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born January 11, 1937 to Larry & Velma Adams Knoph. She worked as a registered nurse and had served as the Director of Nursing for Hendersonville Medical Center. She loved the color yellow, baking, quilting, flower gardening, scrapbooking and traveling.

She is preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Glen. She is survived by her son, Jeff (Michelle) Hogan, Cottontown, TN; brother, John Knoph, Columbia, SC; 2 grandchildren, Brittany (David) Hogan and Rachel (Timothy) Clough; 3 great-grandchildren, Caden Williams, Olivia Louise Clough and Finnick Selton Clough.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday evening, April 5, 2022 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2022 4-7pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for William “Billy” Michael Peterson Jr.

William “Billy” Michael Peterson, Jr, age 32 of Adams, TN passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022 at his residence.

A Memorial visitation was 11am to 3pm on Tuesday, March 29th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. His remains were cremated.

Billy was born October 19, 1989 in Nashville, TN to the late William Michael (Sr) and Brenda Ward Peterson.

floral squareHe was a laborer at Nystar, Inc. in Clarksville, TN. He was always known as being a hardworking man. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, kayaking, hiking and pretty much anything outdoors. He also enjoyed reading, especially James Patterson books.

He is survived by his son, Jace Michael Peterson; fiance’, Leandra Brook Newman; sister, amber (Thomas) Patterson.

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

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