In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of January 22, 2023

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of January 22, 2023

In Loving Memory: Obituaries January 16-22, 2023

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Lisa Kaye Cochran McEwing

Lisa Kaye Cochran McEwing, age 63 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Sunday January 22, 2023, at TriStar North Crest.

Honoring Lisa’s request, she will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Lisa was born November 12, 1959, in Griffin, GA to the late John M. Cochran Sr. and Evelyn Bishop Cochran. A brother, John M. Cochran Jr, sister, Teresa Davis and a grandchild also preceded her in death. Lisa loved her family and her animals with all her heart. Some of the activities Lisa enjoyed doing were going camping at Barren River Lake, shopping at Goodwill and bingo and casinos.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband, Jerry McEwing, children, Angel (Scott) Nunn and Nathan (Felicia) Graham, brother, Kenneth Cochran, sister, Kim McGee, grandchildren, Aleeah Barnett, Layla Barnett, Trevis Nunn, Destin Nunn and one on the way.

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

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Obituary for Gladys Marie Eller Lambert

Gladys Marie Eller Lambert, 76, of Springfield, passed from this life on Tuesday January 17, 2023, at her home.

Memorial services were conducted Friday January 20th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. The family received friends on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Gladys was born September 11, 1946, in Pembroke, KY to the late Austin and Helen Ward Eller. She was a retired real estate agent, having worked for Patricia Searcy Realty and Greenbrier Realty. Gladys enjoyed singing, dancing, watching Fox News, eating sweets, and drinking coffee. She always floral squareloved having company in her home and talking to people. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Tommy Lambert and by her brother: James Robert Abney.

Gladys is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Rhonda and Jerry Lowe of Apple Grove, WV, by her granddaughter: Jessica Traughber of Springfield, and by her great grandson: Cason Coleman.

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

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Obituary for James Gray Richards, Jr.

James Gray Richards, Jr., 96, of Adairville, KY, passed away on Monday January 16, 2023, at Creekwood Nursing Center in Russellville, KY.

Graveside services were conducted Friday January 20th at 1:00 p.m. in the Sulphur Spring Cemetery in Franklin, KY with Brother Marvin Crouch and Brother Flint Redwine officiating. Pallbearers were Dickie Richards, Donald Richards, Jerry Richards, Ben Richards, Steve Dorris, and James Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were Jesse Richards, Tom Richards, Lewis Richards, Linda Dorris, Judy Jackson, Lisa Richards, and Elizabeth Smith. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service on Friday.

Mr. Richards was born December 10, 1926, in Franklin, KY to the late James Penny and Chester Freas Richards. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a retired welder from Unarco, and was a member of the Adairville Church of Christ. Mr. Richards enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, and fishing. He loved spending time with his family and friends, and everyone that knew him knows how much he loved to laugh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Edna Sjlournd Richards, and by his siblings: Robert Earl and Eugene Richards.

floral squareMr. Richards is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Dickie Lee and Tammy Richards of Adairville, KY, by his brothers and sisters-in-law: Tom and Jean Richards of Adairville, KY, Jesse Richards of Gold City, KY, Donald and Julia Richards of Springfield, Lewis Richards of Myrtle Beach, and Jerry and Linda Richards of Lizalla, GA, by his sisters and brothers-in-law: Linda Joyce and Steve Dorris of Franklin, KY and Judy Kay and James Jackson of Springfield, by his grandchildren: Ben Richards and Susan Lowry, by his step grandchildren: Brandi Addison, William Hallas, and Kristi Addison, by his 6 great grandchildren and 2 step 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 David Lee Gregory

David Lee Gregory, 73, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday January 16, 2023, at his home.

Memorial services were conducted Thursday January 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Greg Smith officiating. The family received friends on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

David was born January 18, 1949, in Springfield. He was a graduate of White House High School Class of 1967 and was a retired Inventory Specialist/Locator for the City of Springfield Gas Department. David loved shooting sports, guns, CB Radio, motorcycles, fishing, and was an athlete that enjoyed playing and watching all kinds of sports. He was a jack of all trades and loved playing ping pong with his buddies.

David was preceded in death by his father: Walter Lee Gregory, by his mother: Josephene Baldwin Nobach, by his brother: Randall Aaron Nobach, and by his grandson: Landon David Estes Gregory. He is survived by his wife of 34 years: JoAnn Moffitt Gregory of Springfield, by his son: David Lynn Gregory of Springfield, by his daughters: Teresa Gregory Smith and husband Brad of Greenbrier, Lisa Cadwell and husband Terry of Springfield, and Denise Routzahn and husband Eric of Springfield, by his brothers and sister-in-law: Timmy and Brenda Gregory of Ridgetop and Bryan Ferguson of Texas, by his sister and brother-in-law: Debbie and David Norman of Clarksville, by his grandchildren: Samantha Keith, Matt Richardson, Josef Urban, Kyle Cadwell, Emma Gregory, floral squareThomas Gregory, Blake Smith, and Camron Smith, and by his great grandchildren: Emmitt Keith, Stoney Richardson, and Cayson Gregory.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Morriss-Gregory Child Advocacy Center and may 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 Larry George McGee

Age 74 of White House went home to be with the Lord Saturday, January 21, 2023 at his home. He was born February 8, 1948 in Eupora, MS to William and Emma Hooper McGee. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was employed for 14 years with General Motors. In 1986 he was named one of GM’s top technicians in the US. He then retired after 25 years of service with PalfleetTrucking. Larry was an active member of Temple Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He had also served as past chairman of the deacons. He loved camping, fishing, working puzzles, reading, working in his yard and flowers, building things with his hands and as he put it just “piddlin”.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Brenda McGee, White House, TN; 5 children, Lori (Luke) Legg, Nolensville, TN; Christopher McGee, Quincy, Massachusetts; Brandon (Stephanie) McGee, Whites Creek, TN; Kimberly (Michael) Powers, White House, TN and Kevin Hopper, Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Sarah Waller, Maven, MS; 9 grandchildren, Cody Legg, Zachary Legg, Skylar McGee, Laken McGee, Blaze McGee, Garrett Davis, Logan Davis, Faith Powers and Hope Powers; 4 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 11am at Temple Baptist Church 117 Marlin Road White House, TN 37188 with Bro. H.D. Jones officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with Cody Legg, Zachary Legg, Blaze McGee, Garrett Davis, Logan Davis, Michael Powers and Luke Legg serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Bellsouth Pioneers Camping Club. Visitation with the family is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2023 4-8pm at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in White House and 10am-11am on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at Temple Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Temple Baptist Church Legacy Campaign 117 Marlin Road White House, TN 37188.

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

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Obituary for Debbie Mohon

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

 

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Obituary for Vernon Ray Johnson Sr.

Vernon Ray Johnson Sr., age 90, of Cedar Hill, passed away Friday, January 20, 2023 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Tuesday, January 24, 2023 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Keith Howell officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 9am Wednesday, January 25, 2023 in the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with Christopher Hunter, Cory Hunter, Jimmy Hunter, Bradley Robinson, Joshua Graves and Martin Pruett serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Johnson, Tony Johnson, Edwin Plush, Ron Bradshaw and BJ Lance.

The family will receive friends from 4-8pm Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Johnson was born September 30, 1932 in Joelton, TN to the late Robert and Ethel Mary Krantz Johnson. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a Mason and Shriner, and member of the Eastern Star, American Legion Post 105, and Coopertown Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by a son, Vernon Ray Johnson Jr.; sister, Ernestine Johnson; and a brother, Jimmy Johnson.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 66 years, Celean Davidson Johnson; daughters, Karen Edwards and Celeste (Jimmy) Hunter; 4 grandchildren, Toni Graves, Kristie Farrell, Cory Hunter and Christopher Hunter; 6 great grandchildren, Joshua Graves Jr., Nicholas Graves, Owen Hunter, Brittney McKin, Cody Farrell and Zachery Farrell; brothers, Harold (Jean) Johnson and Tony Johnson.

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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 Jean Douglas

Betty Jean Douglas, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023 at her home.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 23, 2023 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Brother Donnie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tim Rawls, Andy Hall, Eric Hall, Blake Jenkins, Rion Edwards and Tom Rawls serving as pallbearers.

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

Mrs. Douglas was born April 18, 1941 in Greenbrier to the late Orin and Christine Baggett Hall. She grew up attending Rock Springs Baptist Church along with her parents and her sisters. The family was very active and engaged in most all services and events at the church. It was there where Mrs. Douglas made a profession of faith and was baptized. Although she moved her membership after marriage and was currently a member at Springfield Baptist Church, she was not a stranger to Rock Springs. She often attended homecoming and other special events with her sisters.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Douglas is preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Douglas, Sr. and her sister, Alice Faye Sullivan. Mrs. Douglas is survived by her son, Howard Ronald Douglas, Jr.; floral squaredaughter, Lori Jean Douglas; sisters, Elizabeth Rawls and Shirley Franks; and grandchildren, Elizabeth Douglas, Rion Edwards, and Ragan Edwards.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church Building Fund or to Greenbrier High School Softball. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Douglas Eugene Downing

Rev. Douglas Eugene Downing, age 95, of Adams, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Brookdale Senior Living in Clarksville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Monday Jnauary 22, 2023 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. Tyler Estep and Bro. Jordan Estep officiating. Burial will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery with Steve Haley, Paul Sholar, Ricky Poor, Neil Bourne, Buddy Bourne and Mark Bourne serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Downing’s nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-6pm Sunday and again from 11am until time of the service at 1pm Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Downing was born February 2, 1927 in Lyon County, KY to the late Robert Lee and Eliza Jane Sikes Downing. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran having served during WWII and was a retired Baptist Minister, pastoring for over 60 years.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Downing was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Bourne Downing, 3 brothers and 7 sisters.

floral squareBro. Downing is survived by a daughter, Sheila (Charles) Butts; 7 grandchildren, Tyler (Lauren) Estep, Jordan (Megan) Estep, Calob (Trisha) Butts, Jessica (Daniel) Cunningham, Amanda (Mack) Clayton, Emily Lepper and Stephanie Standridge; 10 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394 or by visiting https://donate.lovetotherescue.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 Lou Sherman

Age 93 of Gallatin went home to be with the Lord Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Gallatin Center for Rehab. She was born December 13, 1929 in Woodstock, VA. She worked for the Sunshine Biscuit company when she was younger. She also played basketball in her younger years. She was a member of United Church in Gallatin. She loved working in the church and had served as a Sunday School teacher at several churches over the years. She lived most of her life in Mansfield, OH. But she moved to Tennesse in 2003. Miss Sherman never married but loved her 36 nieces and nephews and her special friends, JoAnn Smith, Ralph Smith, III, Dan Smith and Julie Elerick.

floral squareShe is preceded in death by her parents; 6 brothers, Milton, Jack, Junie Donnie, Richard & Charles Sherman; 3 sisters, Nancy Hottle, Anna Marshall & Margaret Kibler. There are no services planned at this time, but a memorial service is being planned for a later date.

This obituary will be updated when those plans are finalized.

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

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Obituary for Charles Clyde Browning Sr.

Charles Clyde Browning Sr., age 90, of Springfield, passed from this life peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 5pm on Saturday, January 28, 2023 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.

The family will receive friends from 2-5pm on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the funeral home.

Mr. Browning was born January 7, 1933 in Springfield to the late Clyde and Minnie Murphy Browning. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War. Mr. Browning also retired from ABF Freight as a truck driver. Charles enjoyed farming, driving tractors and his lawn mower. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren very much.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Browning was preceded in death by a grandson, Ethan Biggs.

floral squareCharles is survived by his wife, Barbara Nell Dorris Browning; daughters, Lynn Browning, Johnna (Cliff) Presley and Kendall Hawk; sons, Chuck (Dawn) Browning, Blake (Lori) Browning and Boone Browning; granddaughters, Darby Browning and Emma Biggs; grandson, Zach (Maddey) Jackson; and a brother, Mack Browning.

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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 Andrew Carr

Andrew Neilsen Carr, age 58, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at his home.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Robert H. Bell, Stephen Carr and Bartley Burnett officiating. Burial followed in the Greenbrier Cemetery with Preston Carr, Taylor Carr, Nathan Carr, Anthony Carr, Chris Carr and Stephen Carr serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 12Noon until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mr. Carr was born April 10, 1964 in Nashville. He worked as a plumber at Jack Ward for many years, he loved the TN Vols and was an avid Nashville Predators fan.

floral squareMr. Carr is preceded in death by his brother, George Carr. He is survived by his father, Phillip Carr; mother, Neada George Carr; sons, Andrew Taylor Carr and Preston Browning Carr; daughters, Suzanne Elizabeth Carr and Cathryn Jean Carr; brothers and sisters-in-law, Anthony Carr, Chris and Joanne Carr, Stephen and Beth Carr, and Nathan and Michelle Carr; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Castleman and Eve and Wayne Helm. Mr. Carr is also survived by a number of extended family members and dear friends that will miss him dearly.

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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 Flora Strauser

Flora Gaye Strauser, age 67 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, passed away, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at her home.

Her wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned.

Mrs. Strauser was born on November 12, 1955 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Eugene and Corrine Richards. She was in customer service with T-Mobile telephone company. Flora was an avid Cleveland Browns football fan. She was the most fun- loving person to be around and the most loving mother and grandmother ever.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a grandson, Bailey Hammonds; brother, James Richards; sisters, Ruth Benton and Martha Murray.

floral squareSurvivors include her husband of 20 years, Terry Strauser; daughters, Amanda (Rick) Hammonds, Gwendolyn Coursey, and Krysta (Josh) Wade; son, Adam (Amanda) Strauser; brother, Bubba (Linda) Richards; and grandchildren, Tyler, Austin, Sayde, Alyssa, Ember, Jovi, and Oliver.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, Tn 37203.

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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 Arthur Wendell Gibson Jr

Age 87 of White House went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at his home. He was born December 10, 1935 in Nashville, TN to Arthur Wendell Gibson, Sr. & Loette Huggins Gibson. He worked in maintenance for Western Electric/AT&T until his retirement. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines in Korea. He also worked some in real estate. Mr. Gibson was a member of White House Church of Christ. He was an artist/painter and he loved playing and watching sports, boxing, football, basketball and softball.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Earl Gibson; granddaughter, Tracy Gibson. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Betty Gibson, White House, TN; son, Steven Gibson, Knoxville, TN; daughters, Rhonda (David) Gourley, Portland, TN and Sharon Gibson, White House, TN; grandchild, Morgan Carter; 5 floral squaregreat grandchildren, Lexie, Jordan, Rylan, Hudson and Roman.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 2pm at White House Church of Christ with Bro. David Swanger officiating. Inurnment will be in White House Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation is planned for Saturday, January 28, 2023 12-2pm at the church. Memorial contributions are encouraged to White House Church of Christ for their parking lot 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 Mary Farmer Montgomery

Mary Elizabeth Farmer Montgomery, age 94, of Union, Kentucky, formerly of Pleasant View, died Monday, January 16, 2023 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Saturday, January 21st, with Bro. Paul Edwards and Bro. Jeff Weaver officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant View United Methodist Church Cemetery with family members serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Montgomery was born on April 6, 1928, in Montgomery, Alabama, to the late Pullman & Fannie Hall Kelly. She was a retired sales associate with Belk Department Store. She had a great love for her crochet group and her church family at Pleasant View United Methodist where she was a longtime member, and for her many friends at StoryPoint Senior Living in Union, KY.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, James R. Farmer; second husband, Douglas Montgomery; son, Paul Farmer; daughter, Gloria Farmer; and seven siblings.

floral squareSurvivors include her son, James (Susan) Farmer; granddaughter, Melissa (Don) Gorbandt; and grandsons, Aaron (Sherri) Tice, Eric (Crystal) Farmer, and Scott (Teresa) Farmer; seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, Kentucky 41017 or Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 2621 Church Street, 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 Shirley Evans

Shirley Prince Evans, age 86, of Smyrna, and formerly of Greenbrier, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 at her home.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 2pm at the Rock Springs Baptist Church in Greenbrier with Brother Randy Harmon and Brother Robert Tyson officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Dink Grogan, Mark Pinkleton, Joe Ford, John Maynard, Brent Bruce and Jesse Moles serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were James Nash, Bob Wooten and Jacky Webster.

Visitation was held at the church on Thursday from 12noon until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mrs. Evans was born October 18, 1936 in Rienzi, MS to the late William R. and Mary Rinehart Prince. She worked in education for over 30 years serving as a teacher and guidance counselor at Greenbrier High School. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. She loved her church and taught Sunday School Class there for many years.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Evans is preceded in death by her son, David Evans and her brother, William Prince. Mrs. Evans is survived by her husband of 64 years, Brother Frank Evans; son and floral squaredaughter-in-law, Danny and Cara Evans; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Angela Prince, Tommy and Treva Prince, and Charles and Kay Prince; sisters and brother-in-law, Jane Browand and Kathy and Jerry Gately; grandchildren, Shelby Evans, Benjamin (Kelsea) Evans, and Alyssa Evans; and great-grandchildren, Emerson Evans and Pippa Evans.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Rock Springs 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 Norman Keith Shelton

Age 69 of White House went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 16, 2023 at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born May 31, 1953 in Nashville, TN to Harlan and Dorothy Brooks Shelton. He retired with 31 years of service as a police officer, having served 14 years for the White House Police Department and then 17 years with the Belle Meade Police Department, where he retired. He enjoyed woodworking, vegetable gardening, mowing his yard, traveling to the beach, watching Andy Griffith and The Three Stooges and he was an avid Beatles fan. Most of all he adored his four grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.. He was a member of White House Church of Christ.

Norman is preceded in death by his parents and an infant grandson. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Debbie Shelton, White House, TN; sons, Josh (Sara) Shelton, Cottontown, TN Jason (Hope) Shelton, Murfreesboro, TN and Jonathan Shelton, White House, TN; brother, Dean (Tina) Shelton, Nashville, TN; sisters, Linda (Wayne) Veach, Murfreesboro, TN and Carolyn Ivey, Huntsville, AL; 4 grandchildren, Wally Shelton, Birdie Shelton, Roscoe Shelton and Porter Shelton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

floral squareFuneral service was held Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 1pm at White House Church of Christ with Bro. David Swanger, Bro. Matt Shouse and Bro. Keith Barnett officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with Chuck Williams, David Hindman, Pat Brady, Chuck Davis, Mike Cummings, Wade West and Matt Williamson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were his Bojangles and Hardee’s friends and past and present members of the Belle Meade and White House Police Departments. Visitation was held Wednesday, January 18, 2023 4-8pm and Thursday, January 19, 2023 10am until the hour of the service at the church.

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

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(Updated) Obituaries January 9-15, 2023

Obituary for James Howard “Jimmy” Moorefield, Jr.

James Howard “Jimmy” Moorefield, Jr., 72, of Springfield, passed from this life on Saturday January 14, 2023, at his home.

There was a time of visitation with the family on Tuesday January 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Jimmy was born December 21, 1950, in Springfield, to the late James Howard and Dorothy West Moorefield, Sr. He was a graduate of Springfield High School and a retired forklift operator with Unarco. Jimmy loved the Tennessee Vols and Tennessee Titans football. The highlight of his life was Christmas time and decorating his yard on highway 76 with many different lights. He enjoyed watching people drive by and look at the many lights of Christmas he put out. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Jack Moorefield.

floral squareJimmy is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law: John and Sheila Moorefield, Jerry and Debra Moorefield, and Joe Moorefield all of Springfield, by his sister and brother-in-law: Jennifer and Tony Scruggs of Springfield, by his nieces: Tiffany Scruggs, Stephanie Craig, and Crystal Lynn Blackwell, by his nephew: Junior Moorefield, and by his great nephews: Kliford Laney, John May, and Theodore Laney.

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

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Obituary for Eva Margaret Moore

Eva Margaret Clouse Moore, age 86, of Temple, TX, formerly of Springfield, TN, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023 at her home in TX.

Funeral services were conducted at 11am Saturday, January 21, 2023 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. John Paul Scott officiating. Burial followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends from 4-7pm Friday and again from 9am until time of the service at 11am Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Moore was born May 27, 1936 in Robertson County, TN to the late Risteen Sydney and Alma Lucille Bolding Clouse. She was the eldest of 11 children and grew up poor, but you would never know it. She carried herself like a queen, full of grace and poise. She married James Harold Moore Sr., who was a military man, and they spent years traveling and living in different beautiful places all around the world. Mrs. Moore was a gardener, bird watcher, writer, and a strong Christian woman. She was a hardworking and loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Harold Moore Sr.; daughter, Karen Faye Collette-Carmody; a great granddaughter, Aliyah Faye Collette; and a brother, Donnie Dean Clouse.

floral squareMrs. Moore is survived by her sons, James Harold Moore Jr., Bobby Glenn Moore and Duane Eddy (Penny) Moore; daughters, Eva Cynthia (John) Duncan, Pamela Annette (Mike) Moore and Susan Michelle (Billy) Gaskin; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brothers, Walter Clouse, Wayne (Betsy) Clouse, David Clouse, Bill (Geraldine) Clouse, Lonnie Clouse and Ronnie Clouse; and sisters, Faye Caldwell, Connie Goodman and Helen Locke.

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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 Norma Hollabaugh

Norma Frances Hollabaugh, age 91 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023 at her daughter’s home.

There will be a private family graveside service at a later date.

Mrs. Hollabaugh was born on July 14, 1931 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late James and Joyce Gentry Polk. She was retired after 30 years as a property manager. She was the matriarch of the family and was always helping others. She loved bingo, gambling, and most importantly her family. She was of the Catholic faith.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Fowler Hollabaugh, Jr.; daughter, Darlene Bonner; granddaughter, Kimberly Garrett; and brother, Donald Polk.

Survivors include her daughters, Colleen Staudt, Kathryn (Stephen) Hyde, Rosey (Henry) Bean, and Shawn Sexton; grandchildren, Lisa (Dan) Lillard, Ashley Pigue, Emilie Staudt, Walter (Brianna) Tryman, III, Michael Tryman, Jonathan R. Moss, Brandon Johnson; seven great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

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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 Bennie Brooks Wilkinson

Bennie Brooks Wilkinson, age 79, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at 1pm Tuesday in the Austin & Bell Funeral Home Chapel in Springfield with Bro. Richard Garza officiating. Burial followed in Owens Chapel Cemetery with Jamie Sanganez, Joe Wilkinson, Richard Davis, Jason Putnam, Danny Johnson and Michael Szalapski serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Ron Deberry, Clyde Richert, David Norton Jr., and all the people Bennie has worked for throughout the years.

The family received friends from 4-8pm Monday, January 16, 2023 and again from 11am until time of the service at 1pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Wilkinson was born September 26, 1943 in Abbeville, MS to the late Howard and Lois Winters Wilkinson. Bennie was a General Contractor and worked in construction all his life. He was known as the one who basically painted the town of Springfield over the years.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilkinson was preceded in death by a son, Tony (ToJo) Brooks Wilkinson; brothers, Tony Wilkinson, Billy Dean Wilkinson and Harold Kermit Wilkinson; and sisters, Marilyn Maynard and Carolyn Lambert.

floral squareBennie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mildred Wilkinson; daughter, Chrystal (David) Norton; 2 grandchildren, Nikki Jernigan and Ben Szalapski; 4 great grandchildren, Maddi Jo Jernigan, Haley Renee Jernigan, David James Szalapski and Asher Brooks Szalapski; and a brother, Joe Wilkinson.

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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 Cathy Elaine Dickie

Age 66 of White House passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born November 30, 1956 in Lafayette, TN Alfred Douglas & Audrey Louise Knight Gosnell. She was retired as an injection molder with Aladdin Industries after 25 years of service. She enjoyed bargain shopping, mountain camping and helping people. She was a “Mama Cat” to a lot of children other than her own.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry Dickie, who died December 9, 2022. She is survived by her son, William (Mary) Gosnell, Greenbrier, TN; daughters, Jennifer (Alex) Gosnell and Carrie (Chris) Callis, both of White House, TN; step-son, Michael (Dana) Peller, Sparta, TN; brother, Jimmy (Brenda) Gosnell, floral squarePortland, TN; sister, Linda Burns, White House, TN; 7 grandchildren, Alicia, Jordan, Dylan, Logan, Blake, Cole & Falkor; 3 great-grandchildren, Levi, Lane and Baby Callis.

Funeral service was held Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Dan Prince officiating. Visitation is planned for Thursday, January 19, 2023 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 Nancy Elaine Davenport

Nancy Elaine Davenport, age 67 of Cross Plains, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at her home.

Memorial services were conducted Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Pastor Russ Noss and Dr. Bill Owen officiating. The family received friends from 1 PM until the hour of service at the church.

Elaine was born August 19, 1955 in Springfield. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She worked as an insurance agent for Fred M. Smith and Hogan and Hatcher Insurance Agencies. She truly loved her job and especially working with Sam and Zena Smith, Donnie and Leigh Anne Hogan, George Hatcher, and David Fizer. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and also spending time and celebrating special occasions with her East Robertson Class of 1973 classmates.

floral squareShe was preceded in death by her father, John Robert Rippy Sr, and a son, Trapper Davenport. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Davenport of Cross Plains; mother, Lillie Mae Lane Rippy of Portland; Sons and daughters-in-law, Dustin and Annette Fuqua of Franklin, KY , Jarred and Kristy Fuqua of Cross Plains, and Trai and Bethanie Davenport of White House; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Charles Alston of White House; brothers and sisters-in-law, John Robert and Vicki Rippy, Jr. of Cross Plains, Bruce and Beth Rippy of Cross Plains, and Brandon and Lori Rippy of Clarksville; daughter-in-law, Shawnta Woodard of Portland; 15 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to either, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, East Robertson Elementary School, East Robertson Elementary Library, or East Robertson High School. 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 Erron Guy Cravens

Erron Guy Cravens, 52, of Cross Plains, passed away on Tuesday January 10, 2023, at TriStar North Crest Medical Center.

His remains were cremated, and there was a celebration of Erron’s life on Sunday January 15, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Byrum Porter Senior Center in Orlinda.

Erron was born February 19, 1970, in Nashville. He had worked as a host at Waffle House. First, and foremost, Erron was a Christian that loved the Lord and reading his Bible. He enjoyed traveling, walking, music, animals, being outdoors, and spending time with his family. Erron was preceded in death by his father: Jerry Wayne Cravens, by his mother: Barbara Drake Brown, and by his nephew: John Dylan Christopher.

floral squareErron is survived by his daughter: Erin Cravens of Springfield, by his grandchildren: Chevie, Elijah, Everlei, and Adriel, by his sister: Kelli Crook of Goodlettsville, by his brother: Tommy Brown of Cross Plains, by the mother of his daughter: Mahra Garcia of El Paso, TX, by his stepfather: Thomas Brown of Tullahoma, by his stepmother: Bea Cravens of Layton, and by several nephews and nieces.

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

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Obituary for Julia Emilia Tidwell

Age 84 of Gallatin passed away Friday, January 13, 2023 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born November 29, 1938 in Puerto Rico to Jose & Emilia Rivera. She worked as a homemaker. She enjoyed flower gardening, quilting and sewing. When her children were growing up she made clothes for them and was very active in the PTA. She also did sewing projects for friends and family, including making a wedding dress. She was able to provide daycare for all of her grandchildren, which made it possible for her to have a special relationship with each one. She was an active member of Hope Baptist Church in Gallatin. Mrs.

Tidwell is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Monceita Cotton and Georgina Rivera. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Glenn Tidwell, Gallatin, TN; son, David (Jennifer) Tidwell, Hendersonville, TN; daughters, Glenda (Dennis) Wiesner, South Mills, NC and Deborah (Mark) Sumner, Livonia, MI; brother, Jose (Mary) Rivera, Dearborn Heights, MI; sisters, Aida (David) Banning, Canton, MI and Rose Rivera, MI; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 20 nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews.

floral squareFuneral service was held Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Shawn Bickel officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was Monday, January 16, 2023 4-8pm and Tuesday, January 17, 2023 9-11am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Parkinson’s Foundation or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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

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Obituary for Royce Chambliss

Royce Orman Chambliss, age 85 was born December 6, 1937 in Pleasant View, Tennessee and passed away at Signature Health Care in Clarksville, Tennessee on January 12, 2023. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #604 in Ashland City for 61 years, a member of Pleasant View Methodist Church for 75 years and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Royce lived in Pleasant View, Ashland City, Springfield and Arcadia Senior Living in Clarksville.

He retired in 1999 after enjoying a career in sales with Dura Container Company in Clarksville and Marcus Paint Company in Nashville.

Royce is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Nell Frances Chambliss; his parents, Henry Orman and Sudie Chambliss; brother baby Joe: sisters, Sybil Kennedy and Mary Margaret Powell.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-laws, Glynda & Steve Maxey, Lynda & Hershel Basham and Carol & Stan Simmons; grandchildren & great-grandchildren, Matt & Ashley Maxey, Julie Beth & James, Natalie Simmons, Stacey & Brad Reece, Easton & Brooklynn; brother-in-law, Ralph Powell; nephews, Glenn, Kevin, & Bruce Kennedy and Jeff Powell; and niece, Ericka Surber.

The family wishes to thank his caregiver, Sally McMurray and the Arcadia & Signature Health caregivers for their kind compassion shown to both of our parents.

Active pallbearers were Steve Maxey, Hershel Basham, Stan Simmons, Matt Maxey, Brad Reece, Jeff Powell, Kevin Kennedy and Bruce Kennedy. Honorary pallbearers were Sally McMurray and the Arcadia caregivers.

Funeral services were conducted at the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16 with Bro. Paul Edwards officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant View United Methodist Church Cemetery.

floral squareThe family received friends at the funeral home on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 2621 Church Street, Pleasant View, Tn 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 Roy Matthew Porter

Roy Matthew Porter, age 81, of Adams, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023 at NHC Springfield.

A private family only graveside service was conducted on Monday, January 16, 2023 in the Hill Cemetery with Bro. Bruce Cunningham and Bro. Ed Baumgarten officiating. Pallbearers were Greg Spain, Emery Spain, Ron Garrison, Dustin Garrison, Brian Rippy and Frank Spain.

The family received friends from 3-6pm Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the Austin & Bell Funeral in Springfield.

Mr. Porter was born August 30, 1941 in Robertson County to the late Daniel Edward and Vola Ann Birdwell Porter. He was a Shipping Clerk at UNARCO Industries and a member of Adams United Methodist Church.

floral squareRoy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lorraine Porter; daughters, Stephanie (Greg) Spain and Teresa Risher; and 2 grandchildren, Mallory and Emery Spain.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or by visiting https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/tennessee-local/

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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 David Carl Teasley

David Carl Teasley, age 58, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at his home.

Mr. Teasley’s wishes were to be cremated and the family will be holding a family memorial service at a later date. There are no services scheduled at this time.

Mr. Teasley was born December 10, 1964 in Nashville to the late Bobby Lee and Mildred Ellen Fentress Teasley. He was a Pressman for many years, most recently with Pollock Printing.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Teasley was preceded in death by a niece, Tracy Nicole Teasley.

floral squareHe is survived by a son, Justin (Wendy) Teasley; a daughter, Hayley (Andrew) Profeta; 2 grandchildren, Jacobe Teasley and Ava Teasley; brothers, Terry Lynn (Donna) Teasley and Lee Alan Teasley; and a sister, Karre (Jim) Willis.

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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 Verna Malone

Verna Odom Malone, age 85, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton at 1:00PM on Friday, January 13th, with Rev. Corey Minter and Rev. Frank Owens officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church on Thursday, January 12th from 4:00PM until 7:00PM and again on Friday at the church from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

All visitation was at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Malone was born on November 12, 1937 in Darlington, South Carolina, to the late Raleigh Galloway & Edith Estelle Knotts Odom. She was a retired secretary from the Free Will Baptist Bible College (now Welch College), where she was also “First Lady” during the time her husband, Tom, served as President. She also taught kindergarten at Florence Christian Academy in Alabama. Mrs. Malone was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, McIver Odom.

Survivors include her husband of over 61 years, Dr. Tom Malone; daughters, Carol Malone-Cooper (Rick), Marianne Malone, Kristi Malone Bell (Rev. Jason), Aimee Malone Scott (Rev. Len), Tommi Jo Malone Ryan (Rev. Brad); brother, Gene Odom (Dorothy); sister-in-law, Jessie Mae Odom; grandchildren, Kaitlen Scott, Benjamin floral squareScott (Morgan), Claire Ryan, Michal Bell, Malone Waddell, Claiborne Scott, Kendal Ryan Truett (Jonathan), Riley Bell Galbreath (Garrett), Mack Waddell, Manning Waddell, Olivia Ryan, Jack Ryan, and Griffin Bell.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, 1285 New Hope Road, Joelton, Tennessee 37080, or Welch College, 1045 Bison Trail, Gallatin, Tennessee 37066

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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 Darold Teague

Darold Teague, age 81, of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Monday, January 9, 2023 at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday, January 12th, from 2:00PM until the hour of service at 6:00PM.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 6:00PM on Thursday, January 12th, with Bro. Joe Jones officiating. Burial will be at 11:00AM on Friday, January 13th, in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Nashville with his grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Teague was born on August 23, 1941 in Earlington, Kentucky, to the late Rufus & Lillie Pendley Teague. He was a United States Army veteran and a retired truck driver who loved fishing and boating. He had a big heart for helping others and never met a stranger. Mr. Teague was a member of Joelton Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stillborn son, Sean Teague; and 6 brothers and sisters.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 64 years, Josephine Teague; daughters, Holly (Steve) Wright, Hope (James) Pirtle, and Heather (Michael) Gibbs; brother, Charlie Teague; sisters, Helen Shampagne and Peggy Williams; grandchildren, Tiffany, Alex (Kristen), Zach, Erin (Maddie), Faith Danielle (Matsen), Austin, Peyton, Hunter, Harliann, and Hoss; great-grandchildren, Ellie and Leona; and all his church family at Joelton Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Benevolent Center at Joelton Church of Christ, 3541 Old Clarksville Pike, 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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