In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of August 21, 2022

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ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Wanda Carter

Wanda Carter, 64, of Springfield, passed from this life on Sunday August 21, 2022, at her home. Her remains will be cremated. Wanda was born September 4, 1957, in Springfield to the late Wiley and Hazel Wilson Keesee. She was a graduate of Greenbrier High School, had worked in Shipping and Receiving at Five-Star Manufacturing in Springfield, and was of the Baptist faith. Wanda enjoyed her grandchildren and her pets. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son: Christopher Baker, by her stepdaughter: Candice Carter, and by her brother: Dave Benton.

floral squareWanda is survived by her husband of 31 years, Steve Carter of Springfield, by her son: Jason Martin of Goodlettsville, by her grandchildren: Jordan and Connor Martin, by her sister: Sheila Barrow of Springfield, by several nieces and nephews, and by her dog babies that outranked everyone else: Jethro, Tarzan, Minnie, Sandy, and Rasha.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Linda Estes

Linda Estes, age 70 of Springfield, passed from this life on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at The Arbors of Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 12:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Lora East officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Ponder East, Joel East, Thomas East, Clyde Dean, Bill Gibson, and J.W. Bradley serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Wayne Crain. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 until 8 PM and Thursday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Linda was born October 4, 1951 in Springfield to the late Tom and Bess Alice Clinard Estes. She was a member of Springfield 1st United Methodist Church and was a retired teacher having taught at Watauga and Greenbrier Elementary Schools and lastly at Springfield Baptist Church Preschool. In between her teaching career she was a sales representative. She was an avid University of Tennessee Football fan. She also enjoyed her dachshund dogs, feeding birds, flower gardening, and snow skiing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Terry Estes.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Carol and David East of The Woodlands, TX; nephews and wives, Ponder and Cristine East of Austin, TX, Joel and Claire East of Austin, TX, Thomas East of The Woodlands, TX, and Stuart and Crystal Estes of Franklin, TN; and nieces, Lora East of Los Angeles, CA and Elizabeth Estes of Nashville.

The family would like to show their appreciation to all the caregivers who have taken care of Linda over the last years.

floral squareThe family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Audubon Society or Lovie’s Legacy (Animal Welfare Organization). All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Susan Lee “Sue” Smith

Susan Lee “Sue” Smith, 59, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday August 19, 2022, at her home. Memorial services will be conducted Thursday August 25th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Sue was born November 5, 1962, in McMinnville. She was a graduate of Burkburnett High School Class of 1979, was a retired dispatcher with Robertson County 911, and was of the Baptist faith. Sue loved crocheting, quilting, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father: Jimmy Joe Duke, and by her brother: Jimmy Wayne Duke.

floral squareSue is survived by her husband: William Miles “Bill” Smith of Springfield, by her son and daughter-in-law: Bert E. and Susan Lowry, Jr. of Wichita Falls, TX, by her daughter: Anastasia Orndorff of Wichita Falls, TX, by her grandchildren: Addison Lowry, Kassidy Lowry, Thomas Lowry, Kahlan Orndorff, Temperance Orndorff, and Makynzie Roney, by her mother: Jo Ann Fangmann of Wichita, TX, by her sister-in-law: Wendy Routh, and by her nieces: Hope Davis, Misty Weeks, and Amanda Pippin.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Michael Paul Coy

Michael Paul Coy, age 68 of Orlinda, passed from this life on Thursday, August 18, 2022. Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Orlinda Baptist Church.

Mr. Coy was born April 5, 1954 in Kettering, OH to the late Robert and Nellie Orndoff Coy. He was a member of Orlinda Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver with Rogers Group Rock Quarry.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Kitty Coy of Orlinda; son, John Coy of Greenbrier and wife, Jamie; daughters, Amy Horn and husband, David of White House and Linda Coy and fiancé, Tony Searcy of Greenbrier; brothers, Robert Coy, Jr. and wife, Vickie and Dale Coy and wife, Cindy, both of Ohio; sister Norma Campbell and husband, W.D. of Ohio; 7 grandchildren; and 2 greatgrandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for J.W. Frazier

J.W. Frazier, 74, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday August 18, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday August 26th in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Phillip Roach, Jimmy Henley, Troy Henley, Austin Mealer, Brayden Mealer, Colton Mealer, Katelyn Hicks, Wayne Binkley, and Jay Mantlow serving as pallbearers. Bryce Bailey will serve as an honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

J.W. was born September 8, 1947, in Springfield. He loved working on vehicles, welding, and fabricating. J.W. retired from Martin Machines as a welder. He was preceded in death by his father: Wash Frazier and by his mother: Ruth Douglas Frazier Watts.

floral squareJ.W. is survived by his son: J.W. Frazier, II and fiancée Kendra Ann Monfette, by his daughters and sons-in-law: Tonya and Michael Newton of Springfield, Tara and Gary Hicks of Springfield, by the mother of his children: Joyce Gwynn of Springfield, by his special friend: Paulette Tate of Greenbrier, and by his 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Bill & Ivy Altom

William “Bill” Lee Altom, age 91 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, preceded his wife in death on Thursday, August 18, 2022. His wife, Ivy Elizabeth Altom, age 87, followed him in death on Saturday, August 20th.

There will be a private family service. Burial will be in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

There will be no public visitation.

Mr. Altom was born on August 29, 1930, in Henderson County, Tennessee, to the late William and Ollie Gooch Altom. He was retired from NES and was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. He loved gardening & yardwork, dark honey, and most especially his children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Altom was born on September 1, 1934, in Carroll County, Tennessee, to the late Clyde and Mable Wiles Kelly. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Altom loved her children and grandchildren dearly, loved cooking for her family, and looked forward to getting ready for dates with her husband, Bill.

Mr. and Mrs. Altom were married for 66 years and both were of the Church of Christ faith.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Altom is preceded in death by his sisters, Brooksie & Virginia; and his grandson, Jason.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Altom is preceded in death by her grandson, Jason; sisters, Dorothy and Dorothea; and brothers, Roy and Lloyd.

Survivors include son, Langdon (Shenia) Altom; daughters, Elizabeth (Chubby) Brinkley and Sondra (Troy) Everett; grandchildren, Ashlee, LA, Gabe, Jacob, and Laurel; great-grandchildren, Tyson, Gabby, Amalee, Gibson, Carter, LuLu, and Trent; great-great-grandchild, Ellie.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to either the Cheatham County Veterans Memorial, 162 John Mayfield Drive, Ashland City, Tennessee 37015, or a charity of one’s choice.

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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 David Ray Trotter

(11/14/1955-08/15/2022) Has been carried from his earthly home by angels to Paradise where he will rest in Peace and await the Resurrection at the coming of the Lord.

David was preceded in death by his parents: James Robert and Annie Katherine Trotter.

He is survived by his wife Laurie Ann LeBlanc and by his siblings: James Dale (Pam) Trotter, Barbara Jean (James) Ladd, and Charles Dewayne Trotter; also by “Mama II” June Trotter; Aunts: Sylvia Rochuba, Barbara Jane Puckett, & Patricia Lassiter Trotter; numerous cousins, nieces & nephews and their children; & very special friends Cleveland (Helen) Stephens.

David would like to acknowledge all of his church family members at the Ivy Point church of Christ, the Waycross church of Christ, and the Joelton church of Christ.

Abundant thanks to the many well wishers and fraternal brothers at the Sigma Nu fraternity Theta Iota chapter. David loved you all!

floral squareAlso many thanks to the caregivers at Alive Hospice: Destanie Wilson (our loving and caring nurse), Chaplains Bing Davis & Steve Crino who were a joy to have in our home.

A “Celebration of life” will be held at the Ivy point church of Christ, 2705 Greer Road, Goodlettsville, TN on Saturday, September 3, 2022 with Visitation 12N-2PM, Service begins 2PM. Service leaders: Brothers Johnny Adcock, Brian O’Neal, Johnny Harris.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alive Hopice.

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Obituary for Edward A. “Boo-Boo” Wilk, III

Edward A. “Boo-Boo” Wilk, III, age 61 of Clarksville, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Justin Wilk officiating. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery with Justin Wilk, Michael Dine, Jeffrey Randolph, Jeremy Wilk, Jonathan Bowen, William “Buddy” Randolph, Brandon Ellis, and Brent Ellis serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Wilk, Anthony “A.J.” Wilk, Ayden Wilk, and Summer Downey. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Wilk was born October 13, 1960 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was an electrician and loved his family, especially his grandchildren. They always brought a smile to his face. He was also an avid San Francisco 49er’s fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Gibby” and Kathryn Louise Morgan Randolph; his grandmother, Eva (Connie) Morgan; and a brother, Tony Wilk.

floral squareBoo-Boo is survived by his sons, Michael Dine of Grand Rapids, MI, Anthony Wilk of Clarksville, and Justin Wilk of Greenbrier; brothers, Jeffrey (Carrie) Randolph of Sikeston, MO, Kevin (Denese) Randolph of Orlinda, and William “Buddy” (Angela) Randolph of Dickson; sister, Deborah Bowen of Portland; and 7 grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Dr. Richard Joseph “Joe” Bridwell

Dr. Richard Joseph “Joe” Bridwell went home to Jesus on August 16, 2022 at age 84, in Springfield, Tennessee.

Joe was born on January 26, 1938 to Frank and Anno Bridwell in Alice, Texas. After graduating from Abilene High School in 1956, he went on to earn four degrees. He received two bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and geology in 1962 from the University of Texas, Austin. He was then commissioned as a Naval Officer and served our country in the Naval Data Processing Center in Washington DC for three years. He continued his geological studies and received his Master’s degree from Colorado School of Mines in 1968. He went on to receive his doctorate from the University of Utah in geology. He lived in New Mexico until moving to Tennessee to be cared for by his daughter.

Joe loved the outdoors, geology, photography, and genealogy. He spent many years and traveled extensively to learn about and document the Bridwell and Brown family histories and wrote a book on those histories. He traveled around the southwest taking pictures of nature and his favorite area to photograph were The Bisti Badlands. He won several awards in New Mexico for his photography.

Dr. Bridwell was predeceased by his brother, Robert Bridwell, and both his parents. Dr. Bridwell is survived by his children and their floral squarespouses: Donna Christine Powley (Greg), Dirk Nikolaus Bridwell (Louise Hollesen), Erin Thais Van Meter (Thomas) and three grandchildren Kylie and Madison Van Meter and August Bridwell.

Dr. Bridwell’s celebration of life will be held in Greenbrier, TN at the Van Meter home on October 15, 2022.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier is in charge of these arrangements. 2619 Hwy 41 S Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for James Benton Dailey

James Benton Dailey, age 96 of Greenbrier, passed away Friday, August 19, 2022 at Creekside Center for Rehabilitation in Nashville, TN.

Funeral services will be at 11am on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Donnie Bryant Officiating. Burial will follow in Hudgins Cemetery in Fairview, TN with Randy Cavender, Johnny Wilhite, Mark Mayton, Mark Weakley, Peter Grant, Dale Gilmore and Daryl Wherry serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm, Monday, August 22 and 9am until time of service on Tuesday, August 23 at the funeral home.

Mr. Dailey was born in Celina, TN to the late John Benton and Mattie Dunning Dailey. He was also preceded in death by his wife; Helen Mangrum Dailey; sons, John Dailey, Earl Dailey; brothers Oliver Cordell Dailey, Willie Dailey; sisters, Polly, Pougie and Anna Ruth; daughter-in-law, Janis Dailey.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Greenbrier and was a Welder for IKG Industries.

floral squareHe loved his family and spending time with them, playing music on his guitar and fishing.

He is survived by son; Oliver Martin Dailey; daughters, Kathy Bible, Stella Hill; grandchildren, Marty, Mickey and Stayce and 11 grand and great-grandchildren.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier is in charge of these arrangements. 2619 Hwy 41 S Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Bill Altom

William “Bill” Lee Altom, age 91 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Thursday, August 18, 2022 at St. Thomas West in Nashville.

There will be a private family service. Burial will be in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Altom was born on August 28, 1930, in Henderson County, Tennessee, to the late William and Ollie Gooch Altom. He was retired from NES and was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. He loved gardening & yardwork, dark honey, and most especially his children and grandchildren. Mr. Altom was of the Church of Christ Faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Brooksie & Virginia; and his grandson, Jason.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Ivy Altom; son, Langdon (Shenia) Altom; daughters, Elizabeth (Chubby) Brinkley and Sondra (Troy) Everette; grandchildren, Ashley, LA, Gabe, Jacob, and floral squareLaurel; great-grandchildren, Tyson, Gabby, Amalee, Gibson, Carter, LuLu, and Trent; and great-great-grandchild, Ellie.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Cheatham County Veterans Memorial, 162 John Mayfield Drive, Ashland City, Tennessee 37015

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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 Robert Gene Griffith

Age 84 of White House, TN passed away in Nashville, TN. He was born 11/5/38, New Haven, IL.

Bob is survived by 3 children, Chris (Christine), Fred (Tina), Carol (James)

13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters,7 brothers and wife, Joan Eda.

Outside the family these are things he was proud of:
**Playing high school football, all state right guard at 5’6″ & 130 lbs.
**Marrying the love of his life, Joan Eda
**Serving in the U.S. Army, 1962-64
**His 30 year career at Southern California Edison and retirement in 1992
**50 years of being an usher for his church family
**When people called him Mayor Bob
**His dachshunds Daisy and Chewy
**His Cat Care Route and feeding stray and wild animals.

floral squareA memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 6pm at New Life Chapel. A graveside committal service with military honors will be held Friday, August 26, 2022 at 11am in White House Memorial Gardens.

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

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Obituary for Nancy Lee Jones

Age 83 of Springfield passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022 at NHC in Springfield. She was born February 13, 1939 in Washington Courthouse, Ohio to Charles & Lola May Lane Stone. She worked as a homemaker and enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially working with gardening of flowers and vegetables. She collected elephants of all sizes and kinds and was quite the artist. She was very talented in drawing.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Pam JOnes; brother, Chuck Stone; step-father, Johnny Green. She is survived by her husband, Hobert Leon Jones; daughter, Laura (Roger) Wood, grandson, Austin Wood, all of Springfield, TN; two step-brothers, Larry (Elaine) Green and Gary (Karen) Green, both of FL; several nieces and nephews.

floral squareFuneral service was Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Mark Jones officiating. Interment followed at 3pm in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Fred Jones, Jr., Austin Wood, Roger Wood, Jared Justice, Fred Jones and Bill Jones serving as pallbearers. Visitation was Saturday, August 20, 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 Chris Raynor Davis

Age 55 of White House went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the Residence of Alive Hospice. He was born November 22, 1966 in Colville, WA to Roger Raynor & Marjorie Dawn Chance Davis. He was employed as parts manager for Nelson Mazda for 24 years. Chris served as a White House Reserve Police Officer for 10 years. He continued to help with tactical training of the officers. He was a 5th degree black belt. Sen Sei Davis was an instructor for Vanatta’s School of Martial Arts. He also did SPEARE training and taught tactical self-defense alongside Eric Enck. He had also helped with Boy Scout Troop #459. He was a man of great faith and a friend to all he met. Chris was passionate about the White House Police Department’s program Shop With A Cop, a program designed to provide Christmas gifts to children less fortunate.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Michelle Davis; son, Christopher Davis; daughter, Jackie Davis, all of White House, TN; sisters, Paige (Jim) Arnal, Smyrna, TN and Dawn Davis, Colville, WA.

Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, August 22, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Pastor Ashley Mofield officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with Eric Enck, Keith Anglin, Joel floral squareBrisson, Chief Pat Brady, Jim Arnal, Nathan Yarroll, Chad Custer and Mike Vanatta serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Sunday, August 21, 2022 3-8pm and Monday, August 22, 2022 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Shop With A Cop. Checks should be made payable to the White House Rotary Foundation for Shop With A Cop PO Box 763 White House, TN 37188 or donations may be dropped by the Farmers Bank on Highway 76.

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

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(Updated) Obituaries August 8-14, 2022

Obituary for Sandra Dianne Beach

Sandra Dianne Beach of Greenbrier passed peacefully from the arms of her children, grandchildren, and pastor into the arms of Jesus on August 9, 2022, at the Arbors at Springfield Heights. She was born March 23, 1944, in Nashville, TN to the late Sam David and Ellen Madelle Strong.

Mrs. Sandra was a member of Greenbrier United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She retired from Textron Aerostructures in Nashville. After retirement, Mrs. Sandra worked for Springhouse Golf Shop at the Opryland Hotel and Burdett’s Tea Shop. It was a joy for her to serve others.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching them play sports. Mrs. Sandra loved her cats, her friends, neighbors, and Duke basketball. She had many talents and enjoyed craft projects and sewing. She was an excellent cook as well, growing up in her parents’ restaurant. Mrs. Sandra was a strong woman and is a 24-year Breast Cancer Survivor.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, R.T. Matthews, Jr.

floral squareShe is survived by her children: Amanda (Cliff) Horn of Greenbrier, David (Christy) Mayes of Springfield and Amelia (Richard) Clark of Goodlettsville, by Grandchildren Clifton (Stephanie) Horn, Ethan Horn, Cameron Clark (Laela Truelove), Savannah Mayes (Noah Harrington) and great granddaughter Ansleigh Horn, by Sister-in-law Peggy Mayes and many caring friends.

A private family memorial was held at her request. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenbrier United Methodist Church or the United Methodist Women in memory of Mrs. Sandra.

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These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home, and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Vera Ann Carney Woodard

Vera Ann Carney Woodard, 82, of Springfield, passed from this life on Thursday August 11, 2022, at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted Monday August 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Bob Carroll officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Joe Woodard, Ben Jernigan, John Watts, Thomas Watts, Tim Guy, and Rich Brady serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Allison Watts, Aiden Jones, Gavin Jones, Samuel Woodard, Scarlett Jernigan, and Claire Norville. The family received friends on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Woodard was born April 18, 1940, in Springfield to the late Vernon and Elizabeth McIntosh Carney. She was a homemaker and a member of Battle Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Woodard loved sewing, crocheting, baking, and crafting. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and especially spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Burton Edward Woodard, by her son: Vernon Woodard, by her siblings: Sue Murphy and Peggy Dulley, by her son-in-law: John Watts, and by her granddaughter: Candice Carter.

Mrs. Woodard is survived by her sons: Terry Lynn Woodard and wife Jennifer of Springfield, Michael Woodard and wife Donna of Springfield, by her daughters: Elaine Mitchuson of Paducah, KY, Diane Bryan and husband Anthony of Springfield, and Martha Watts of Springfield, by her daughter-in-law: Elaine Woodard of Springfield, by her brother: Vernon Ray Carney and wife Phyllis of Clarksville, by her sisters: Evelyn Parker of Hendersonville, Mae Gamble of Springfield, Betty Dixon of Orlinda, Louise Brothers and floral squarehusband Jackie of Springfield, Patsy Biggs and husband Billy Joe of Pleasant View, and Ruth Holmes and husband Ricky of Hendersonville, and by her 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Joe Pat Johnson

Joe Pat Johnson, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Alive Hospice.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 14th at 2:00 PM, in The Oakhurst Chapel of The Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Justin Wesson officiating. Interment followed in Harper Hills Cemetery in Springfield, TN with Ross Martin, Zachary Meyer, Denny Choate, Chip Gifford, Jeff Walker, Todd Williamson, and Mike “Pepe” Gallagher will be serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Johnson, John Fox, “The Boys”, Legacy Golf Club Members, and Joe’s Nasco family. The family received friends and family on Saturday, August 13th at 2:00 until 5:00 PM and on Sunday from 12 noon until time of service at the funeral home.

Joe was born September 18, 1939, in Nacogdoches, TX to the late Joe Rogers and Dorothy Matlock Johnson. He was a graduate of Nacogdoches High School Class of 1957. He went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. He was president of the Sawyers club while attending S.F.A. Joe was the National Sales Manager for NASCO in Springfield. He later worked as an insurance sales agent for Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company. He was a member of Western Star Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Al Menah Temple and the Scottish Rite, a member of Kiwanis Club and Springfield Baptist Church. Joe was a founding member of Crime Stoppers in Springfield and Robertson County. He loved playing golf, hunting, playing spades and dominoes with “The Boys”, and he was an avid Texas Longhorns fan. Joe was always a man’s man that enjoyed a good cigar. He loved his family and enjoyed all the family get togethers they had over the years.

floral squareJoe is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 61 years, Margaret Lynn “Peggy” Johnson of Springfield, by his daughter and son-in-law Jill Margaret and Russell H. Jackson of Cunningham, by his son, Joe Rogers “Jay” Johnson, II of Springfield, by his brother John Michael Johnson of Nacogdoches, TX, and by his grandchildren: Jaya Margaret Meyer and husband Zachary of Clarksville, and Ross Joseph Martin of Memphis as well as many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Donald Wayne Pruett

Donald Wayne Pruett, 78, of Madison, died Monday, August 8, 2022, at TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Mr. Pruett remains were cremated and buried in Binkley Cemetery. He was born on January 18, 1944, in Nashville to the late Ona Adcox Nesiz. He loved fishing, hunting, and working.

He is survived by his sons; Terry Wayne Pruett of Madison, Robert floral squareAllen Pruett of Madison, daughters; Lisa Marie Hanvy of Clarksville, and Donna Elaine Lokey of Bowling Green, Ky, Grandsons; Justin and Austin Hanvy, and one Great Grandson; Nathan Hanvy.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Kenneth William “Kenny” Schutt

Kenneth William “Kenny” Schutt, age 53, of Cedar Hill, TN, passed away Friday, August 12, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00pm Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield with Pastor Frank Kirby officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Tracy Hudnall, Cody Hudnall, Phillip Schutt, Danny Knight, Allen Rose and Daniel Arocho Jr. serving as pallbearers and Calvin Olive and Jonathan Schutt as honorary pallbearers.

The family received friends from 11:00am until the time of service at 1:00pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Schutt was born November 7, 1968 in Nashville, TN to the late Andrew Kenneth and Mary Elizabeth Bowen Schutt. He was a commercial and housing painter for many years.

In addition to his parents Mr. Schutt was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Schutt Jr.

floral squareKenny is survived by his wife, Amanda Schutt; a son, Cameron Schutt; 6 daughters, Jackie Schutt, Brittany Schutt, Ashley Moses, Brittany Carver, Brianna Schutt and Kaitlynn Elliott; 15 grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Stephanie Hudnall, Amanda Schutt and Vickie Potter.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements. 509 Walnut St, Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Inez Brown

Inez Floy Brown was born May 25, 1934, on a small farm in Anadarko, OK. She was the baby sister to two sisters & one brother. She moved from Oklahoma to Modesto, CA in 1946 and later returned to Oklahoma where she lived for many years. Her faith became sight on August 10, 2022 at the age of 88 while in Hillcrest Healthcare in Ashland City, TN.

Inez was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Virgie Francen; sister, Jewel Cherry; spouses: Luvern Ralph Gerjits and Thomas Henry Brown; a son, Leon Gerjits. and a grandson Joshua Penney.

She is survived by her brother Charles Francen and her sister Joyce Taylor; daughter, Judy (Randy) Penney; grandsons, Justin (Amanda) Penney; Jared Penney; Travis Penney; granddaughter, Danielle Penney (Jake Parker); and four great-grandchildren, Lorelai, Everly, Elliott and Emma; many nieces and nephews, one favorite nephew, and several great-nieces and nephews, along with multiple cousins.

Inez loved her family. She never met a stranger and was always ready to share a joke or her signature “look”. She was a true friend and particularly loved going to thrift stores with her long-time Tennessee friend, Charlie and making weekly Friday night calls to her lifelong California friend Marie to stay up to date on each other’s lives and reading lists. She was a wonderful seamstress who had a passion for creative sewing and teaching others her tricks. In recent years she enjoyed sewing hundreds of dresses and shorts for missions to Africa and Honduras wanting to make the outfits fun and beautiful for the children who needed them. Plus, during Covid she made over 500 masks for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and a number of local nursing homes. She loved to cook and as a family, we will never forget her famous “Stacks” and her secret method for making them so good!

A graveside service is planned at a later date at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Corey Minter officiating. Inurnment will follow.

Honorary pallbearers: As a family, we would like to honor the staff at Hillcrest Health Care and Adoration Hospice staff. We want to acknowledge the compassion of these health care workers and the care they provided to Inez. They held her hand and got her dry sense of humor, and did everything they could to encourage her. These professionals provided a high level of personal care, above and beyond what was expected, which made our burden of saying floral squaregoodbye to one so loved much easier.

Instead of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the James 27:1 Widows’ Ministry at New Hope FWB Church, 1285 New Hope Road, Joelton, Tennessee 37080

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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 Brenda Cato

Brenda Annette Cato, age 74, of Adams, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at her home.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 15, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend Chuck Cato officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery with Tim Seirman, Tom Sierman, Josh Cato, Tyler Cato, Dillion Cato, and Cameron Hoskins serving as pallbearers.

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

Mrs. Cato was born January 10, 1948 in Springfield to the late James and Robbie Crain Pendleton. She worked at Wilson Sporting Goods and was of the Baptist faith. She loved her family, especially her kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as her fur babies.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Cato is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Earl Cato and her sister, Judy Ruffin. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Scott and Karen floral squareHoskins; daughter and son-in-law, Chanin and Buzzy Seiber; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Donald and Cathy Cato, Jr.; step-daughters and step-son-in-law, Brenda and Timmy Sierman and Susan Dubois; sister, Dorothy Cowan; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements. 509 Walnut St, Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Joseph Thomas

Joseph “Ditt” Thomas, age 87, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at his granddaughter’s home.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Jim Woodard and Brother Michael Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, August 12, 2022 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 10am until the hour of service at 11am.

Mr. Thomas was born July 25, 1935 in Springfield to the late Cleland McKinney “C.M.” and Mary Elizabeth Edwards Thomas. He worked as a Civil Engineer for the pipeline, was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea, and was a member of the North Springfield Baptist Church. Mr. Thomas was also a salesman at Gupton Motors for many years.

In addition to his parents Mr. Thomas is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Thomas, his daughter, Amy Moon, his brothers, floral squareHarrison Thomas and Robert Thomas, and his sister, Shirley Ann Goosetree. Mr. Thomas is survived by his sister, Melba Jean Tapp; his grandchildren, Patricia Moon, and Joe Moon; and several nieces and nephews.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to North Springfield Baptist Church. 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. 509 Walnut St, Springfield, TN

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Obituary for Peggy Mason

Peggy Marie Mason, age 84 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at her home.

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

Mrs. Mason was born on April 13, 1938 in Akron, Ohio, to the late Robert & Macy Carson Jackson. She was a homemaker who was an excellent cook. She was very smart and loved to watch Jeopardy. Mrs. Mason also loved animals, especially her cat. She was a longtime member of the church of Christ at Sycamore Chapel.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Jackson; and her sister, Sandra Seifert.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Ronald Mason; son, John (Jennifer) Mason; daughters, Jenny Pace, Maggie Mason, Katie Mason, and Laura (David) Evans; grandchildren, Meredith (Jess) Landon, Hank Edison, Logan Edison, Mason Evans, Lena Mason, and Laura Mason; and great-grandchildren, Tucker and Bryce Landon.

floral squareIf so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Sycamore Chapel church of Christ widows and orphans fund, P.O. Box 549, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146, or the Cheatham County Animal Shelter, 2797 Sams Creek Road, Pegram, Tennessee 37143

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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 Jerry “Jackie” Alonzo Cleveland

Jerry (Jackie) Alonzo Cleveland, age 82, was called home to be with his Lord on August 8, 2022, surrounded by his family, in his home in Cross Plains, TN. Jerry was born March 9, 1940 in Corryton, TN to the late Alfred and Stella Cleveland. In addition to his parents, Jerry is preceded in death by his siblings Doris Welch, Jimmy Cleveland, Keith Cleveland, Glenn Cleveland and Carol White.

Jerry is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Darlene Cleveland; daughter, Jessica Cleveland (fiance’ Luke Bradshaw) and son Jeremy Cleveland, all of Cross Plains, TN. Jerry is also survived by his sister Joann Beeler (Ronald); several nieces and nephews. Jerry was proud to have served in the United States Army and Army Reserves. Much of Jerry’s career was spent working as the finance manager at Music City Dodge and Regent Dodge for over twenty years. He finished his career, until retirement in 2005, at his favorite job with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) at the wildlife management area in Lebanon, TN. Jerry loved to be outdoors, farming, deer hunting, gardening, and tending animals. Jerry was a big fan of the University of Tennessee football program and followed the UT athletics with passion. Most of all, Jerry loved spending time with his family. He adored his children and counted it such a blessing to be their father. Jerry had fought different health issues in recent years but was always in good spirits. Jerry would want you to join him again one day in Heaven, so it is not goodbye, it is “see you later.”

Funeral service was Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 12pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Ronald Beeler officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors and with Brad floral squareBillingsley, Ben Billingsley, Nathan Henderson, Jay Cleveland, Travis Jernigan, Luke Bradshaw, Eli Mikos and Jeff Winfree serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was Bobby Capps. Visitation was Saturday, August 13, 2022 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

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

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Obituary for Billy Gray Wilmore

Age 91 of White House, TN formerly of Lafayette, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born June 21, 1931 in Smith County, TN to Sam & Mollie Smith Wilmore. Billy proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953.
He was the owner/operator of Wilmore and Sons Trucking Company in the sixties and seventies. He later operated the Old Oak Tree Restaurant in Dover, TN on Kentucky Lake. Afterward he owned and operated The Red Lantern Restaurant in White House, TN for many years. Finally, he became manager of the Dickerson Road Nursery until his retirement, just a few short years ago. Billy left a long legacy through his boys, Billy Allen, Jerry Mack and Tony Wilmore. In this legacy, he left behind sixteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren. A legacy that will last for generations to come. But just as important are the friends he made during his 91 years of life. Billy was saved as a young boy and was baptized into fellowship at Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church in 1966. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam & Mollie Smith Wilmore; sister, Olean Wilmore Jenkins of Old Hickory; brother, Benton Wilmore of Nashville.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Vicky Cawthon Wilmore, White House, TN; sons, Billy Allen (Rhoda) Wilmore, Jerry Anthony (Kathy) Wilmore, Malcolm Arnold (Tammy) Wilmore and Tony Alex (Lisa) Wilmore; sister, Elise Archer, all of Lafayette, TN; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.
floral squareFuneral service was Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bel Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Jeremy Sisk officiating. Interment followed in Cawthon Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers and with military honors. Visitation was Wednesday, August 10, 2022 4-8PM and Thursday, August 11, 2022 9-11AM 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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