In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of January 8, 2023

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of January 8, 2023

In Loving Memory: Obituaries January 1-8, 2023

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Cathy Ann Bilyeu Gupton

Cathy Ann Bilyeu Gupton, age 62 of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Penny Stratton officiating. Burial will follow in Brewer’s Chapel Cemetery with Joe Bilyeu, Steve Florence, Randy Bugg, Ozzy Hicks, Coupe Hicks, and Mike Bilyeu serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Debbie Jones Askew, Regina Scarbrough Daigle. and Angela Johnson Crain. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4 until 8 PM and Tuesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Cathy was born September 30, 1960 in Cynthiana, KY. She was a member of Brewer’s Chapel United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. She had worked for 20 years at Unarco where she met her husband Keith. She loved going to the beach and being a “Nana”. She loved her family and her day dates with her girls and also chatting and spending time with the “Golden Girls”.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband, Keith Gupton of Cedar Hill; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeremy House of Cedar Hill and Joshua and Katie Gupton of Clarksville; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Chris Hicks of Orlinda; parents, Charlie and Martha Bilyeu of Springfield; brothers and sister-in-law, Chuck and Carrie Bilyeu of Springfield and Chris Bilyeu of Springfield; grandchildren, Austin, Taylor, Wiley, Nicole, Coupe, Ozzy, Sha’Niyah, De’Andre, Cazz, and Zach; and great grandchildren, Talyn, Kasen, Amaya, and Ariel.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions be made to Brewer’s Chapel Memorial Fund. 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 Johnny Lee Holland

Johnny Lee Holland, age 78 of Orlinda, passed from this life on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at University of Louisville Health – Jewish Hospital.

Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Coe Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 AM until the time of service.

Mr. Holland was born February 1, 1944 in Nashville. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and was involved with the RA’s. He grew up on a farm, served in the National Guard, and worked most of his life as a truck Driver. He retired from H.O.H. and before that drove for Reubinsville Farmers Feed Mill for many years. He was also the fire chief for the Orlinda Volunteer Fire Department at one time. In his spare time he enjoyed watching Western’s and listening to country floral squaremusic. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edwena Spivey Holland, mother, Lillie Lou Holland; his uncle who reared him, Gomard Holland; and his sister, Sadie Holland.

He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Tonya Holland, Jr. of Springfield and Charley Holland of Orlinda; brother and sister-in-law, Jackie and Sue Holland; and grandchildren, Jesse Holland, Emma Grace Trent, and Clayton Holland.

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

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Obituary for Barbara Ann Crafton

Age 86 of White House passed away Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born February 7, 1936 in Franklin, KY to Henry & Zula Brown Carter. She worked as a homemaker. Barbara was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling, watching classic movies and vegetable gardening. She enjoyed spending time with her family most of all. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Vicky Lynn Crafton; sister, Doris Carter; brothers, Jim Carter and Bill Carter.

She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Jack W. Crafton, White House, TN; son, Brett (Melanie) Crafton, Springfield, TN; daughter, Tracy Crafton, White House, TN; 4 grandchildren, Brittany (Jeromi) Critikos, Dallas Crafton, Tyler Crafton and Madison Crafton.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11. 2023 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with Paul Thompson, Bill Thompson, Dallas Crafton, Tyler Crafton, Dale Sprouse and Jeromi Critikos serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Tuesday, January 10, 2023 4-8PM and Wednesday, January 11, 2023 9-11AM 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 Celcy Hall

Celcy Hall, age 78, died Friday, January 6, 2023.

A graveside service will be held at Blue Springs Cove Hall Cemetery in Scottsboro, Alabama at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 12.

The family will receive friends at Scottsboro Funeral Home in floral squareScottsboro, Alabama from 11:30AM until 12:30PM.

In addition to other family members, she is survived by her husband, Dewey Hall.

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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 Karen Jean Dowell

Age 79 of White House passed away Thursday, January 5, 2023 at her home. She was born October 9, 1943 in Charleston, WV to Barron D. & Delphia E. Jones Nelson. She worked as a medical transcriptionist before her retirement. She enjoyed quilting, playing word games, especially scrabble, watching Wheel of Fortune, bargain shopping and puppies and birds. She was of the Nazarene faith.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gary D. Nelson. She is survived by her daughters, Karen (John) Pentecost, White House, TN and Connie (Michael) Lanius, Greenbrier, TN; brother, Lynn (Joyce) Nelson, West Palm Beach, FL; sister, Becky (Tom) Epling, Point Pleasant, WV; 4 grandchildren, Mitchell (Chris) Pentecost, Brooke (Monty) Newsom, Morgan (Jake) Corbitt and Alan Mullins; 6 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Murphy Gill officiating. Visitation with the family is planned for Tuesday, January 10, 2022 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 Chris Williams

On Wednesday, January 4, 2023, Christian Dean Williams, loving husband, father of two children, and grandfather of one grandchild, passed away at the age of 59.

Mr. Williams was born January 1, 1964, the New Year’s Baby, in Newport, TN, to Mr. Arthur Dean Williams and the late Mrs. Alice T. Williams. He received his Bachelor’s of Industrial Management from the University of Tennessee in 1982 and on October 14, 1989, he married Amanda Turner. They raised two children, Kathryn Christian Williams and Turner Dean Williams.

Mr. Williams was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. He loved being involved with his church where he taught Sunday School and served as a Deacon.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and was described as having a “gigantic smile and twinkling eyes, with a rare personality that made you feel better just by being around him”.

In addition to his mother Mr. Williams is preceded in death by his grandmother, Iota Wilson Thornton, and several beloved cousins, uncles and aunts. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife of 33 years, Amanda Turner Williams; his daughter, Kathryn Williams; son, Turner Williams and his fiancé, Riley; his father and his wife, Arthur Dean and Carolyn Williams; sisters and brothers-in-law, Amy and David Pitts and, Sharon and Carl Daugherty; brother-in-law, Bruce Turner; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Suzanne and Jimmy Lee; grandson, River Soloman Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

floral squareFuneral services will be held Monday, January 9, 2023 at 11am in the Springfield Baptist Church with Brother Martin Babb officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Kevin Wood, Kelvin Penuel, James T. Marshall, and Richard Beirne serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Sunday, January 8, 2023 from 2-6pm and on Monday at the church from 10am until the hour of service at 11am.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to J.D.R.F. Diabetes Research. 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 Judy Anders “NANA” Mueller

Judy Anders “NANA” Mueller, age 73 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at The Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Saturday, January 7th with Pastor Mike Hollis officiating. Burial followed in Good Springs Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Saturday, January 7th from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mrs. Mueller was born on October 12, 1949 in Gadson, Alabama to the late Moses & Inez Jones Burks. She was a hairstylist for many years. She was a member of the North Cheatham Civitan Club. Judy loved to cook, dance, and to help others. She was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Rayford Anders; her second husband, John Mueller; brother, James Burks; and granddaughter, Crystal Searcy.

Survivors include her son, Jamie (Jackie) Anders; daughters, Judy Lynn (Butch) Walkup, Lou (Dennis) Goff, Brandi (Charles) Fuller; sister, Nita (Carl) Duesterbeck; grandchildren, T.J. (Chelsea) Lee, floral squarePatrick Lee, J.J. Anders, Si’gee (Jamie) Carr, Christine (Michael) Roberts, Parker (Tara) Byrd, Hunter (Emily) Byrd, Cody (Delainey) Fuller, Elizabeth Fuller, Ray Fuller, and Ty (Stephanie Kocak) Goff; great-grandchildren, Kendall, Maddie, Joseph, Crystal, Carmella, Aydyn, Jace, Elijah, Jackson, Gemma, Easton, James, Brynlee, Esley, and Kamy.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Residence of Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, 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 Tommy Austin, Jr.

Thomas Ewing “Tommy” Austin, Jr., age 78, of Springfield, passed away Monday, January 2, 2023 at Oak Point Assisted Living in Adams.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Donnie Bryant and Robert H. Bell officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tommy Hallman, Alan Gardner, John Echols, Robert Echols and Bob Bell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Burton Glover, Joe Casey, Winfield Wilkins, Robert Echols, Sr., and Denny Choate.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, January 6, 2023 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 12pm until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mr. Austin was born November 1, 1944 in Springfield to the late Thomas E. and Susie Covington Austin, Sr. He was a funeral director and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, was a member of the Civitan Club, was a Mason, was a member of the Rotary Club, and was a member of the New Chapel Men’s Club.

floral squareMr. Austin is survived by his son, Thomas E. Austin, III; daughters and son-in-law, Kenna and Tommy Hallman and Donna Ashley Austin; sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Robert Echols; and grandchildren, Hailey Hallman, Madison Hallman, and Brianna Austin.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made the Greenbrier, TN VFW. 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. 26, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023

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 were 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 received 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 were conducted Wednesday January 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethlehem Cemetery with Dale Swearingen officiating. The family received 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 were held Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 1pm at Springfield Baptist Church with Brother David Evans, Brother Martin Babb and Addison Baker officiating. Burial followed 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 was 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 were 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 were 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 received 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, was 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 R 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 was Saturday, January 7, 2023 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Charles Baugh officiating. Interment followed 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 were M.S.Claibourne and elders of Goodlettsville Church of Christ. Visitation with the family was 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 were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, with Rev. Patrick Nix officiating. Burial followed 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 were Jerry Biggs and Steve Pryor.

The family received 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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