In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of January 1, 2023

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of January 1, 2023

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Dec. 26, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Lenora Baggett (UPDATED SERVICE INFO)

Lenora Ann Bradley Baggett, age 61, of Adams, passed away December 27, 2022 at her home. A graveside service will be held in the Bellwood Cemetery on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11am. No visitation will be held prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Baggett was born September 3, 1961 in Bakersfield, CA to the late Oliver and Judith Nagle Bradley. She was a Registered Nurse and worked at NorthCrest Medical Center.

floral squareMrs. Baggett is survived by her son, Bradley Baggett of Adams and her sister, Melinda Walls of CO. Mrs. Baggett is also survived by many dear friends, co-workers, and extended family that loved her and will miss her very much.

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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 Donna Ruth Rawls Head

Donna Ruth Rawls Head, 70, of Springfield, passed from this life on Saturday December 31, 2022, at the home of her sister.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday January 5th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Kenny Hix officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Donna was born February 13, 1952, in Springfield to the late John Howard and Martha Jane “Sis” Frey Rawls. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1970 and went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University. Donna was a retired teacher of 33 years with the Robertson County Board of Education and was a member of Coopertown Church of Christ. She enjoyed all University of Kentucky sports, loved spending time with her family and friends, but especially with her grandchildren and going to their sporting events, and was the queen of shopping at Goodwill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild: Malia Head.

Donna is survived by her husband: Jerry M. Head of Springfield, by her stepsons: Jason (Katie) Head of Cedar Hill, Shane (Miranda) Head of Greenbrier, Joshua (Susan) Head of Adams, and Jacob (Tara) Head of Cedar Hill, by her sisters: Marion Jane Rawls Richardson of Springfield, and Patty Rawls (Chuck) Reid of Springfield, by her brother: John Moulton Rawls of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Anna Kate, Jackson, Kyndal, Mary Brook, Samuel, Henley, Lincoln, and Everlee, by her nephews: Leslie (Teresa) Richardson, Corey (Maurisa) Richardson, Zachery (Angela) floral squareReid, Chris (Amy) Reid, and Patrick (Abby) Reid, and by her great nieces and nephews: Keylea (Austin) Brewer, Leslie Richardson, Sarah Richardson, Nick Richardson, Mason Reid, Madison Reid, Dallas Reid, Kingston Reid, Kalloway Reid, Mabry Reid, and Maverick Reid.

If so desired, memorial contributions can be made to CASA of Robertson County, My Father’s House, Open Door Pregnancy, or Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. 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 Gene Allen Shrum

Gene Allen Shrum, 76, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday December 31, 2022, at the home of his niece in Lebanon.

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday January 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethlehem Cemetery with Dale Swearingen officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mr. Shrum was born May 10, 1946, in Hartsville to the late Robert Lee and Mary Elizabeth Stafford Shrum. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a retired mill operator from Unarco in Springfield. Mr. Shrum enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was a great outdoorsman.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Patsy Ann Shrum, and by his siblings: Virginia Newsome, Robert Shrum, Jewel Brown, Billy Shrum, Reese Shrum, Louise Scantland, Walter Shrum, and Rhea Shrum. Mr. Shrum is survived by his sister: Margaret Ann Shrum Scantland and husband Arnold of Florida.

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

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Obituary for Betty Harris

Betty Henderson Harris, age 80, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2023 at her home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 1pm at Springfield Baptist Church with Brother David Evans, Brother Martin Babb and Addison Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Henderson, Philip Harris, Scott Baker, Addison Baker, Jeff Privett and Michael Morris serving as pallbearers. Mr. Mike Carroll is an honorary pallbearer.

Mrs. Harris was born May 6, 1942 in Springfield to the late Edmund Curtis and Rachel Hinkle Henderson. She was a homemaker and member of Springfield Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Harris is preceded in death by her sisters, Louise Faye Henderson and Joyce Krisle.

floral squareMrs. Harris is survived by her husband of almost 62 years, George Vester Harris; son, Edmund Harris; daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Scott Baker; brother, David Henderson; sister, Beverly Lawnduski; grandchildren, Addison Cole Baker and Amelia Raye Baker; and great-grandchild, Stella Eloise Baker.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Baptist Church Music Department or to the Children’s Ministry at 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 Larry Grace

Larry Wayne Grace, age 74, of Adairville, Kentucky, died Saturday, December 31, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

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

Mr. Grace was born on November 12, 1948 in Franklin, Kentucky. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he honorably served as a Green Beret. He was also a retired mechanic with the United States Postal Service. He was a Christian whose favorite hobby was spoiling his family and trying to feed the world.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 51 years, Doris Grace; sons, Tommy (Kyanna) Grace and Jerry Robertson; daughters, Amanda (David) Gloyd and Alice (Donnie) Warren; grandchildren, Makayla Parvin (Jack), Alex Grace, Cory Robertson, Travis Robertson (Briana), and Grace Ann Warren; great-grandchildren, Sadie Robertson, Kylah Robertson, and Rhett Robertson; and numerous brothers and sisters.

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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 Glenn Allen

Glenn Allen, 76, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday December 29, 2022, at his home, with his wife and daughter by his side.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday January 4, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with his grandson, Dakota Norris officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Glenn was born January 25, 1946, in Russellville, KY to the late Emerson Knox and Marie Etheridge Allen. He previously worked for Don Porter Equipment, Keith Circle Steel, and then became the owner and operator of Glenn Allen Service and Repair. Glenn could tell you anything you needed to know and more about a Massey Ferguson. He was a longtime member of Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Glenn enjoyed gardening, fishing, being outdoors, old war movies, watching his birdfeeders, and spending time with his family. He enjoyed listening to gospel and country music, especially the Gaither’s, George Jones, and Elvis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Phyllis Cottrell and by his brother: Van Allen.

floral squareGlenn is survived by his wife of 37 years: Joy Fyke Allen of Springfield, by his daughters and sons-in-law: Glenda and Chucky Norris of Springfield, Holly and Craig Martin of Huntsville, AL, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Jackie and Cindy Allen of Franklin, KY, Chris and Michelle Allen of Franklin, KY, Trevor and Ashley Reddick of Kodak, TN, by his grandchildren: Brandy (David) Dorman, Charlsie Norris, Dakota (Amanda) Norris, Tylar Allen, Dakota (BJ) Allen, Weston, Addison, and Hudson Reddick, and Aleczander Martin, by his 5 great grandchildren, by his brother: Wynn (Gayle) Allen, by his sisters: Connie Allen and Rita Archer, and by his sisters-in-law: Glenda Allen and Patsy Fyke.

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

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Obituary for Mary Frances Bianchi

Mary Frances Bianchi, 83, of Springfield, passed from this life on Wednesday December 28, 2022, at her home.

A time of visitation, in celebration of Mary’s life, will be held on Saturday January 7, 2023, from 12 noon until 3:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral.

Mary was born December 21, 1939, in Rochester, NY to the late Mike and Ruth Chichelli. She was a homemaker and a communicant of the Catholic faith. Mary enjoyed shopping, cooking, and cleaning her home. What she loved in life the most was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandchild: Nicholas Kessler and by her sister: Jeannie Micalizzi.

floral squareMary is survived by her husband of 64 years: Lou Bianchi of Springfield, by her sons and daughters-in-law: Louis and Barbara Bianchi of South Carolina, Joe and Sonya Bianchi of Georgia, John and Ashley Bianchi of Springfield, by her daughter and son-in-law: Corinne and John Kessler of Rochester, NY, by her grandchildren: Jessica, Jaclyn, Kristin, Nicole, John, Taylor, Kylie, and Austin, by her great grandchildren: Joey, Jase, Jake, Nicholas, Joshua, Hailey, and Jackson, by her brother: Mike Chichelli of Florida, and by her sisters: Shirley Russotti and Carol Randazzo both of Florida.

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

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Obituary for John Roy Claibourne Sr

Age 89 of White House passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022 at Jubilee Hills Senior Living in Goodlettsville, TN. He was born February 4, 1933 in Nashville, TN to Marion Smiley & Gladys Winfred Blankenship Claibourne. Lieutenant Claibourne was retired, after 25 years of service, from the Metro Nashville Police Department He was a member of Goodlettsville Church of Christ, where he had served as an elder. After retiring, Mr. and Mrs. Claibourne enjoyed traveling.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carolyn Claibourne Sanders. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Ozzie Claibourne, White House, TN; son, John R. (Sheila) Claibourne, Jr., White House, TN; daughter, Kay (Mike) Baker, Fort Worth, TX; brother, Marion “M.S.” (Pat) Claibourne, Springfield, TN; 5 grandchildren, Chris, Matt, Narey, Julie and Holly; 9 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2023 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Charles Baugh officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with Chris Claibourne, Matt Graves, Scott Claibourne, Wyatt Claibourne, Tyler Adams and Jeff Cooper serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be M.S.Claibourne and elders of Goodlettsville Church of Christ. Visitation with the family is planned for Saturday, January 7, 2023 10am until 2pm at the funeral home.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House is in charge of these arrangements. 533 Hwy 76E, White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Steven M. Knight Sr.

Steven Michael Knight Sr., age 70, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at his home.

Mr. Knight’s wishes were to be cremated and there are no services scheduled at this time. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Knight was born July 8, 1952 in Springfield, OH to the late Harry and Edith Fry Knight. He was a Tool and Die Team Leader at Electrolux.

In addition to his parents He was preceded in death by a brother, Roland Knight; and a sister, Lena McKenzie.

floral squareSteven is survived by his wife of 33 years, Debbie Knight; sons, Steven Knight Jr. and Chris (Rebekah) Farina; daughters, Shellie (Randy) Davis and Stephanie (Justin) Harjo; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; and a sister, Jan (Bill) Burton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in his honor, to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or by visiting https://www.cancer.org

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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 Betty Guthrie

Betty Jean Guthrie, age 88, of Springfield, Tennessee, died Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, with Rev. Patrick Nix officiating. Burial will follow at 3:00PM in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville with Nicholas McCrary, Dustin Guthrie, Lawson Green, Jake Norman, Spencer Green, and Kaden Norman serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Biggs and Steve Pryor.

The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Tuesday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Guthrie was born on April 17, 1934 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late William and Frances Biggs Smith. She was a homemaker who enjoyed playing games, quilting, being a member of the Red Hat Society, and fishing with Mr. John. She dearly loved her family and church, Flewellyn Baptist Church, where she was a member.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Guthrie; son, Rickey Eugene Guthrie; great-granddaughter, Mallory Paige Guthrie; brothers, Wesley Smith and Herbert Smith; and sister, Clara Gibson.

Survivors include her daughter, Gail (Ronnie) McCrary; grandchildren, Stacey Green (Lawson), Nicholas Adam McCrary, and Dustin Guthrie (Tosha); great-grandchildren, Shelbi Mitchell (Seth), Jayden Lynch, Spencer Green, Sienna McCrary, Bryce Green, floral squareand Hunter Guthrie; great-great-grandchildren, Brynleigh Mitchell and Annalise Mitchell; and daughter-in-law, Nadine Guthrie.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International or Mallory’s Miracle Children’s Charity (make checks payable to MMCC). All donations may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral, 6316 Highway 41A, 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 Don Head, Sr.

Don Keith Head, Sr., age 92, of the Coopertown Community, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at NHC Healthcare.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 30, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Kenneth Wayne Head and Brother Adam Callis officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brandon Head, Eric Head, Austin Head, Keith Head, Justin Head, and Jeffrey Head serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Browning, Sonny McMahan, Gordon Rhodes and Tony Jones. No visitation was held prior to the funeral service.

Mr. Head was born July 12, 1930 in Coopertown, TN to the late Clarence and Hazel Wilson Head. He was a long-time member of the Church of Christ at Coopertown, was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in Korea, and retired after many years with Yellow Freight as an over the road driver.

In addition to his parents Mr. Head is preceded in death by his son, Don Keith Head, Jr. and his brothers Dorris Head and Jerry Mac Head.

Mr. Head is survived by his wife of 67 years, Catherine Cohea Head; sons, Tim Head and Randy Head; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth Wayne and Linda Head; granddaughter, Lindsey (Justin) Head; grandsons, Brandon (Kayla) Head, Keith (Giselle) Head, Eric Head, and Austin Head; and four great-granddaughters, Miley Head, Bailey Head, Kennedy Head, and Sawyer Head; and three great-grandsons, Xander Head, Jax head and Jase Head. Mr. Head is also survived by a special niece, Jerri Ann Head.

floral squareThe family wishes to extend a “special thanks” to each one at NHC Healthcare of Springfield who had a part in taking care of Mr. Don. May God bless each of you.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ at Coopertown or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America. 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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(Updated) Obituaries Dec. 19-25, 2022

Obituary for Christopher Jacob Spaunhorst

Christopher Jacob Spaunhorst, 37, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Sunday December 25, 2022, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday December 31st at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Adam Lamb officiating. The family received friends on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Chris was born October 21, 1985, in Nashville. He was a graduate of Greenbrier High School Class of 2005, worked as a mill operator at Unarco in Springfield, was a member of The Lord’s Friendly Mission, and was an avid Arkansas Razorbacks fan. Chris loved fishing, playing video games, coaching, and playing baseball with his boy’s, and spending all his free time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father: James Robert Spaunhorst.

floral squareChris is survived by his wife: Stephanie Spaunhorst of Greenbrier, by his sons: William Lamb, Jacob Spaunhorst, and Aiden Spaunhorst all of Greenbrier, by his daughters: Kirsten and Alyssa Lamb both of Greenbrier, by his mother: Virginia Cole Spaunhorst of Greenbrier, by his brothers: Eric and Ben Spaunhorst both of Bald Knob, AR, and by his sister: Tonya Linville of Smyrna.

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

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Obituary for Charles Edward Birdwell Sr.

Charles Edward Birdwell, Sr., age 79 of Springfield, passed away December 22, 2022, at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Austin and Bell Funeral Home Thursday at 3pm with Brother Terry Whiteside officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with friends and family serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday, from 11am- to hour of service at 3pm.

Mr. Birdwell, Sr. was born April 16, 1943, in Robertson County, TN to the late Thomas Worthy and Maggie Julia Norris Birdwell. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Birdwell, Sr. is preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Pepper.

floral squareCharles is survived by his son, Charles “Chad” Edward Birdwell, Jr. of Springfield; daughters, Julia (Ken) Little of White House, Tiffany Lee Long of Springfield, and Charley Nicole (Darran Smith) Birdwell of Cookeville; brother-in-law, John Pepper of Colorado; sister, Jeanette (George) Clark of Springfield; grandchildren, Jonathan Parker, Joshua Parker, Presley (Eric) Hooper, Dalton Long, Maggie Long, Jessie Birdwell, Jadean Birdwell and Cole Birdwell; and great grandchildren, Taylor and Taylynn Hooper, Sadie, Finlee and Wesley Parker, Landon Parker, Katie Jenkins, Scarlett Long and Ava Butler.

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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 Patricia Ann Smiley

Patricia Ann Smiley, age 71, of Goodlettsville, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Smiley’s wishes were to be cremated and there are no services scheduled at this time. A Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date.

Mrs. Smiley was born April 24, 1951 in Nashville, TN to the late Sam and Lucy Morgan Stoner.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband, Stephen Smiley; son, Greg Smiley; daughters, Katrina (Chris) Mercer and Jessica (George) Nuckols; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; and a brother, Johnny (Linda) Stoner.

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

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Obituary for Inez Brooksher Allen

Inez Brooksher Allen was born in the small town of Adams on December 16, 1934, into a large family of 9 children. They had very strict parents (Joe Morgan and Mary Myrtle Brooksher) that knew every move they made. She was very proud of that. Her dad did not like to see a woman smoke, curse, wear shorts or pants to school and her mother followed his wants no matter what it was. Her mother would cook 3 meals every day, they would drink hot milk right from the cow for breakfast and supper and for lunch cold. Those cows were overworked but kept them fed. If there was any milk was left over it was given to the good neighbors. They were raised to follow the Golden Rule, Ten Commandments in the Methodist Church in Adams where they walked two miles both ways to church.

She was taught never to ask other people to do anything that they wouldn’t do themselves. She was raised a Christian but fell by the wayside sometimes but was a member of the church for 17 years. She never forgot what being honest was all about. Believing in the Lord, he helped her through many times in her life, and believes he has forgiven her of her sins.

She worked hard and helped everyone that she could which was a blessing for her. Sewing, baking pies and cakes (along with eating them) were some of her favorite things to do. In her senior years, she enjoyed making quilts, life, older people and babies (and playing games with the grandkids). Singing the hymns in church gave a special meaning to her the older she got. To her it seemed as though she finally heard the words more than just the music. Her family was a close-knit family that learned to take care of each other. They would work the fields in the morning and have a ball game after supper. It was a good life, even when she didn’t stay with the church, she tried to live by his example and knew the Lord was with her. Her mother always told her, when you do something wrong, you would pay for it and she feels she did.

Along with her parents, Miss Allen is preceded in death by 2 twin boys, Jimmy and Timmie Rigsby; 2 brothers; and 5 sisters.

Miss Allen is survived by her daughters, Jacqulyn (Wayne Patterson) Dorris and Debra Anne Read; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was held Wednesday at 1pm at Austin and Bell Funeral in Springfield with Brother Ed Bumgardner officiating. Burial followed in Bellwood Cemetery with Family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3pm-7pm and again on Wednesday, 11am to the hour of service at 1pm.

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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 Barbara Schmittou-Pittman

Barbara Schmittou-Pittman, age 86, a resident of rural Union City in Jay County passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2022.

Barbara was born on September 8, 1936, in Knoxville, Tennessee, the daughter of Ernest J.R. and Lucy Lee (Moats) Gaston. She worked as a 911 operator in Springfield, Tennessee for many years. She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church in Springfield, Tennessee. She married Euel Pittman on April 3, 1999 and he passed away on December 6, 2010.

Survivors include:

Daughter: Cindy Del Stephens – Dickson County, Tennessee

Siblings: Charlotte Smith (husband Charles) – Greenwood, Indiana

Naomi Kramer (husband Doug) – Eaton, Ohio

Brenda Fennig (husband Michael) – Union City, Indiana

Howard Gaston – Portland, Indiana

5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren

floral squareVisitation was held on Tuesday December 27, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland, Indiana. Funeral services followed on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Mt. Sharon Cemetery in Springfield, Tennessee. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

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

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Obituary for Billy Horner

Billy Jarman Horner was born in Millersville, Tennessee on March 27, 1931 to Iva Gourley and James Alvin Horner and passed peacefully on December 23, 2022 at The Waters Nursing Facility in Springfield, Tennessee after a three-day stay.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Hugh Rex Horner, his granddaughter Tammy LeAnna Allen, his son-in-law Charles Robert Allen, three brothers, York, Paul and Fred Horner, two sisters, Margaret Horner Hull and Evelyn Horner Smith, and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Emma Jean Johnson Horner, daughters Mary Horner (Doug) Adkins and Sally Kay Horner Allen, five grandchildren, Katrina (Eric) Herring, Martin (Kristen K.T. Thomas) Allen, Kelly (Darren) Debaillon, Mackenzie Adkins, and Kevin Adkins, two great grandchildren, Eric Herring, Jr. and Jaya Herring, and a host of nieces and nephews. Billy was a lifelong farmer and a carpenter who built many houses in the local area. He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Marc Walwyn officiating. Interment will follow in Old Brush Cemetery in Portland, TN with family serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Thursday, January 5, 2023 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home..

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House is in charge of these arrangements. 533 Hwy 76E, White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for JoAnne Rowlette Mayberry

JoAnne Rowlette Mayberry passed from this life on December 21, 2022 at her home. She was born in Murfreesboro, TN on October 19, 1937 to Joseph and Annie (Brinkley) Rowlette.

She is proceeded in death by her sisters Carole Benton, Linda Wilson, and Laura Estep, her son, David Odell Mayberry and loving husband of 59 years, Odell Mayberry. She is survived by her daughters, Rita (Carl) Powers and Donna (Billy) Scharcklet, was a loving “Ma” to 6 grandchildren, Andrew (Kathy) Powers, Daniel Powers, Carrie Powers, Gary Lee (Jia) Scharcklet, Austin (LeeAnn) Mayberry, Addie Scharcklet and 7 great grandchildren with one on the way. She was a Christian with strong faith and was a proud member of Main Street Church of Christ. She taught Wednesday night children’s Bible class for many years as well as a teacher at the Main Street Moms Day out program. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

floral squareMemorial visitation was held from 4-8pm on Monday, December 26, 2022 and 10-11am on Tuesday before the Celebration of Life service on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 11am at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home Chapel in Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Main Street Church of Christ building fund in honor of Ms. Mayberry.

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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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