In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of June 12, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of June 12, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries June 6-12, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Helen Caitlyn Suggs

SEPTEMBER 2, 1990 – JUNE 11, 2022

Helen Caitlyn Suggs, loving daughter and best friend to so many, passed on from this world on June 11, 2022, at 31 years old.
Caitlyn was born on September 2, 1990 and was raised in Greenbrier, Tennessee. If you were around her, you were laughing, because she was always making life fun and entertaining. Caitlyn loved art, drawing, and music, and had an impressive Pokemon collection. She was at home in nature, and especially loved vacationing with family and friends in Jekyll Island, GA. She was always up for any and every outdoor adventure, and had recently moved to the beautiful mountains of Knoxville, TN, very excited to work at Dollywood and begin art school there this summer. She enjoyed thrifting, collecting things, and had a great love for animals. She will be remembered for her bright, eccentric, and kind personality, which made those around her feel loved and accepted.

floral squareCaitlyn was preceded in death by her sister Kelly Harris, favorite pup Oly, and grandparents, William and Helen Suggs of Seabring, FL, and Owen and Helen Null, of Hermitage, TN. She is survived by her parents David and Molly Suggs, brother Josh Suggs, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and furbaby Fig.

A gathering of family and friends for Caitlyn will be held Monday, June 20, 2022 from ten o’clock in the morning until one o’clock in the afternoon at Mount Olivet Funeral Home, followed by, A Celebration of Life Service beginning at one o’clock in the afternoon. Interment to follow in the Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mountolivet.com for the Caitlyn Suggs family.

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Obituary for John Marshall Kemper

John Marshall Kemper, age 64, of Springfield, TN passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 3pm Wednesday in the Mullins Family Cemetery on Roy Pearson Road.

The family will receive friends from 11:00am until the time of service at 1:00pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Kemper was born May 2, 1958 in Madison, TN to the late Earl Marshall and Lucy Walker Kemper.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Kemper was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Paul Kemper Sr.

floral squareHe is survived by his sons, Joseph Daniel (Airica) Kemper and Ethan Allen Kemper; step-son, Brandon Keith (Marisol) Jones; 5 grandchildren, Nathaniel Taylor, Faith Kemper, Joseph Sapp, Brandon Jones II and Belen Jones; ex-wife, Connie Kemper; brother, Howard Wayne Kemper; and sisters, Linda Smotherman and Beverly Knight.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements. 509 Walnut St. Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Bobby Gentry, Sr.

Bobby Wayne Gentry, Sr., age 88 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Monday, June 6, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:00PM on Friday, June 10th, with Bro. Robert Hand officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with Charlie Mayes, Hunter Stuart, William Stuart, Bobby Ray Phillips, Steven Neel, and Bryson Wencel serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Childs, David Skidmore, Billy Chester, and the C & M Dept. of NES.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 9th from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Friday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.

Mr. Gentry was born on January 26, 1934 in Vanleer, Tennessee to the late Walter Atlee & Stella Waynick Gentry. He was retired after 40 years from NES. He loved to work and especially loved farming. He was a member of Martins Chapel United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Glenda Olean Cobb.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Phyllis Spencer Gentry; son, Bobby Wayne Gentry, Jr.; daughters, Joyce Laster and Teresa Phillips; stepsons, Allen (Lee Ann) Spencer and Darrell (Angel) Spencer; stepdaughter, Felissa (Duffy) Spencer Daugherty; brother, Lloyd Ray Gentry; sisters, Betty Ruth Wilson and Linda Sue Morgan; grandchildren, Jason Gentry, Lacie Gentry, Ashtynn floral squareBarrett, Michelle Lane, Shannon Gorrell, Cherrie Laster, Christie Fransos, Bobby Ray Phillips, Kim Wencel, and Brandy Phillips; 30 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren; and beloved pets, Prissy & Big Dog.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Nashville Humane Society, 213 Oceola Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37209

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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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(Updated) Obituaries May 31-June 5, 2022

Obituary for Jazmine Rena Williams

Jazmine Rena Belle Williams, age 11 was born September 27, 2010 in Springfield, TN, to her parents Quincey Williams and Sherri Lynn Haynes. She departed her earthly home on June 5, 2022 at Monroe Carroll Vanderbilt Children Hospital, Nashville, TN.

Jazmine attend school in Robertson County school system.
“Jazzy” was a loving, precious angel that God blessed the Williams and Haynes families with for 11 years. Her skin glowed like the sun and her smile would light up any room she was in. Her favorite cartoon was Coco Melon and her two favorite saying was “I’m cute” and “Hair” whenever she wanted someone to comb and style her hair.

Jazmine was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert L. Williams, Sr. and Orllie Jernigan-Williams, four uncles, Elfego, Antonio, Victor and Claude who loved her better than life.
She is survived by her parents, Quincy Williams and Sherri Lynn Haynes both of Springfield, TN., one brother Jamarius Kinzer, Lewisburg, TN., grandmother Rosie Clack, Lewisburg, TN., grandfather Andrew Lewis Black, Pulaski, TN. two aunts, Shameka Haynes Goodman (Justin), Lewisburg, TN. and Cynthia Williams Jones, Madison, TN., two uncles, Sean Johnson, Long Beach, California and Pastor Robert l. Williams, Jr. (Gloria), Murfreesboro, TN. two great aunts, two great uncles, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Special friend to the family, Debra Compton.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Monday, June 13, 2022 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Minister Beverly Crenshaw, Officiant and Minister Robert L. Williams, Jr. Eulogist.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 1800 John L Patterson St Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Noble Fulton, Jr.

Noble Fulton, Jr., 92, of Springfield, passed from this life on Sunday June 5, 2022, at his home.

Graveside services were conducted Friday June 10th at 3:00 p.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Jon Briggs officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Fulton, Austin Fulton, Timothy Fulton, Stephen Fulton, Chris Byrd, and Ward Suiter. The family received friends on Friday from 12 noon until 2:15 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Mr. Fulton was born February 11, 1930, in Clarksville to the late Noble and Hallie Brown Fulton. He worked at Martin’s Funeral Home in Nashville for several years before moving to Springfield where he operated several used car lots. Mr. Fulton retired from NorthCrest Medical Center where he worked in transportation. He was a member of Eastland Heights Baptist Church, and he loved his Southern Gospel music.

floral squareMr. Fulton is survived by his wife of 67 years: Doris Fulton of Springfield, by his sons: Barry Fulton of Springfield and Garry (Trina) Fulton of Greenbrier, by his sister: Joyce Byrd of Clarksville, by his granddaughter: Meghan (Josh) Blalock of Summerville, SC, by his grandsons: Robert (Dawn) Fulton, Timothy Fulton, and Stephen Fulton all of Springfield, by his great grandchildren: Austin Fulton, Abraham Blalock, and April Carter, and by his great great grandchildren: Ryleigh Hunter and Jayce Carter.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Eastland Heights Baptist Church 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 Alice Evelyn Wetton Stamper

Alice Evelyn Wetton Stamper, 94, of Springfield, passed from this life on Saturday June 4, 2022, at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday June 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Heflin officiating. Interment followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Reverend Eric Drake officiating. Pallbearers were Jared Coppage, Logan Coppage, Seth Brock, Garrett Brock, Leland Taylor, and Kenneth Katzenmeyer. The family received friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Stamper was born November 19, 1927, in Big Rock, to the late John Eric and Idella Griffin Wetton. She was a graduate of Elkton High School. Mrs. Stamper retired from the Springfield Wal-Mart with 15 years of service, where she primarily worked in the Fabric’s department. She was a member of Eastland Heights Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Stamper enjoyed sewing, cross stitching, traveling, and she volunteered at Cheatham Park School helping children improve their reading skills. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Ira Buel Stamper, by her grandchildren: Stacey Crawford, Annette Wyatt, and Joshua Stamper, and by 6 siblings.

floral squareMrs. Stamper is survived by her daughters: Alicia Jackson of Springfield, Pamela Wilson and husband Robert of Cedar Hill, by her sons: Stanley Stamper and wife Elizabeth of Clarksville, Chris Stamper and wife Robin Renee of Calvert City, KY, by her brother: Bruce Wetton of Guthrie, KY, and by her 7 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 12 great great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project

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

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Obituary for Gary Thomas Shannon

Gary Thomas Shannon was born on January 21, 1950 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Katie and Thomas Shannon. God called him to eternal rest on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Gary was educated in the Robertson County School System. He was united in holy matrimony to Burnadine Hyde and from that union was blessed with four children. Gary accepted Christ at an early age. He worked for many years and retired from Hail & Cotton, Inc. and Nashville State Community College.

Gary was a fun-loving soul who had a special place in his heart for music and the outdoors. His favorite pastime was walking to-and-fro, no matter the weather. Gary was known for his restless spirit and never meeting a stranger. He was also known for always “cutting up” in some way–talking, dancing, joking, and laughing. He will be missed by those who loved him.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Katie and Thomas Shannon , and sister, Edna Mckissic.

He leaves to cherish his memories his children, Tamica Shannon, Keitha Wright, Sheena Melott, and Gary Shannon, Jr.; ex-wife and lifelong friend, Burnadine Shannon; six grandsons, Keyontae Shannon, Nazarian Wright, Mygarrianne Shannon, Tekayan Shannon, Thomyohne Shannon and Myarie Shannon; one floral squaregranddaughter, Jarielle Sample; great-granddaughters, and two great-grandsons; two brothers, Raybon Shannon, and Sandy Shannon; two sisters, Della Halle and Diane Groves; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation with family and Memorial Service was Saturday , June 18, 2022 with Pastor Robert Bell, Officiant.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 1800 John L Patterson St Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Michael Sean Harmon

Michael Sean Harmon, age 30 of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday, June 3, 2022 in Davidson County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 4:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor William Morales officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

Michael was born March 8, 1992 in Nashville. He worked for Jones Brothers Construction doing Highway Construction. He loved his family and enjoyed making people laugh. He was an outdoorsman, never liking to stay in the house. He was an outgoing person and loved sports cars and he loved to dance.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Cynthia Harmon.

floral squareHe is survived by his father and mother, Juan and Mary Turcios of Springfield; children, Kevin, Jocelyn, and Kenneth Harmon all of Auburn, KY; girlfriend, Brenda Juarez-Torres of Auburn, KY; and sisters, Kelly Turcios of Springfield and Karla Baskette of Springfield.

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

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Obituary for Harold Turrentine

Harold Wayne Turrentine, age 77 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Sunday, June 5, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Wednesday, June 8th, with Bro. Corey Minter officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Jason Binkley, Jimmy Ray, Dale Turrentine, Randy Reeder, Bud Milliken, and Eddie Butler serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Robert Mangialardi and Dr. Louis Johnson.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 7th from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Wednesday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Turrentine was born on September 25, 1944 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Jack and Bernice Turrentine. He was retired after 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, farming, gardening, and golf. He especially loved playing with his great-granddaughter, Abby, and spending time with his loving family. He was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepmother, Cherrie Turrentine; brother, James Roy Turrentine; and nephew, Mark Turrentine.

floral squareSurvivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Dean Turrentine; daughters, Trena (Jimmy) Ray, and Amy (Jason) Binkley; granddaughter, Peyton Guthrie; great-granddaughter, Abigail Grace Guthrie; nephew, Dale (Karen) Turrentine; mother-in-law, Darlene Milliken; and sister-in-law, Gera Turrentine.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, 1285 New Hope Road, Joelton, Tennessee 37080

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 James Anderson, III

James Edward Anderson III, 88, left this world to join his heavenly Father on June 1, 2022.

“Jimmy” was born July 7, 1933 in Florence, Alabama where he lived most of his life. When young he lived in Sheffield, AL and parts of Tennessee. He served in the United States Navy from 1953 – 1957, as a distributing clerk (clerical) and later as a radio operator on the USS WASP (CV-18). While on a South America Goodwill Tour he met his future wife of 65 years, Violeta Balarezo in Lima, Peru. After leaving the navy they married and moved back to Florence where they had two children, Stephen Michael Anderson & Sherry Diane Anderson (Smith).

Jimmy graduated from the University of North Alabama in 1960 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. After graduation he went to work at Reynolds Metals Company where he was employed for 33 years. His last title upon retirement was as “foreman supervisor” in the cast house.

He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed boating. He appreciated nature and wildlife. He loved new automobiles and trucks. He was very kind, and had a dry wit & a charming sense of humor. “Papa”, as his granddaughter Lauren Agee called him, was completely devoted to his family and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Violeta Balarezo Anderson; his son Stephen Michael Anderson; and his daughter, Sherry Anderson floral squareSmith. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lauren Taylor Agee; and his parents James Edward Anderson Jr & Dorothy Cleone Jackson Anderson.
Condolences can be sent to P.O. Box 149, Goodlettsville, TN 37070.

At his request no service was held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Wounded Warrior Project.

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

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Obituary for Hayleigh Mackenzie Mason

Hayleigh Mackenzie Mason of Cross Plains, TN passed away suddenly May 21, 2022 in a tragic car accident (News report), a life that was just beginning, cut too short. Even though she was taken from us before her time, she lived her life to the fullest every day.

Hayleigh had the biggest, most beautiful smile and an infectious laugh. She shined so brightly that anyone who was lucky enough to meet her was better off for it. Hayleigh loved photography, music, spending time with her family, pets, and friends. She had recently discovered that she had a love for off roading.

Hayleigh was a high school graduate of Robertson county schools in Springfield, TN and had just earned her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from South College. She had planned on taking the summer off before going back to school in the fall to get her Bachelor’s in Psychology to help at risk youth and foster children.

Hayleigh is the daughter of Tony and Tina Mason, also the sister of Gregory and Leland Mason of Burlington, MI. and the granddaughter of Thomas L. Russell Jr. of Mt. Olive, AL. She also has many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved her very much.

floral squareAn acknowledgement of Christina Corrow and Gregory Sowell for without them we would not have been so blessed. Services will be held at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home, 703 Capital Ave. SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Viewing was held Friday June 3rd from 4-7 pm and Services will be Saturday June 4th at 11:00am. Graveside service followed at Memorial Park Cemetery, 2435 W Territorial Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015.

In lieu of flowers you may also donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America www.bbbs.org or Together We Rise www.togetherwerise.org.

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Arrangements entrusted to Richard A. Henry Funeral Home 703 Capital Ave. SW | Battle Creek, MI 49015

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Obituary for Charlotte S. Belt

Charlotte S. Belt, 86, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday June 3, 2022, at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday June 7th at 3:00 p.m. at the Williams Chapel Baptist Church with Reverend Rick Robinson and her grandson, Jacob Fuqua, officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Chapel Cemetery with Justin Tubbs, Jacob Fuqua, Caleb Hood, Charlie Hanner, Dennis Wright, Buddy Sneed, Sammy Justice, and Jimmy Underwood serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Tuesday from 12 noon until service time at the Williams Chapel Baptist Church.

Charlotte was born March 20, 1936, in Orlinda, to the late Robert and Hazel Smith Sneed. She was a graduate of East Robertson High School and of Draughon’s Business College. Charlotte was a retired clerk with the Robertson County Court Clerk’s office and was a very active member of the Williams Chapel Baptist Church. She loved quilting, fishing, antiques, flower gardening, and was an avid shopper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Jimmy L. Belt, her siblings: Bobby Sneed, Bill Sneed, Roger Dale Sneed, Sue Freeman, Betty Trotter, and Sherry Sneed, by her special maternal aunt: Zella Mae Smith, and by her son-in-law: Jay Guinn Fuqua.

floral squareCharlotte is survived by her daughters: Pamela Belt Neal of White House and Cindy Belt Fuqua of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Jacob Belt (Jordan) Fuqua, Jayda Fuqua (Justin) Tubbs, and Emily Neal (Caleb) Hood, by her great grandchildren: Jessa Guinn Tubbs, Jett Ralston Fuqua, Jaylen Barnett, and Annie Grace Hood, by her brothers and sisters-in-law: R.L. Sneed of Bowling Green, KY, Ricky and Linda Sneed of Springfield, and Wanda Sneed of Portland, and by her sisters and brother-in-law: Diane and Cordell Roberts of Franklin, KY and Tina Pitt of Orlinda.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Howard Lewis Sisco

Howard Lewis Sisco, age 72 of Greenbrier passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022 at his home.

Funeral Services were on Thursday, June 9th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier.

Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Austin Sisco, Ethan Creek, Kody Creek and Wayne Sisco serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, June 8th and 12pm until time of service on Thursday, June 9th at the funeral home.

He was born in Madison, TN on September 8, 1949 to the late Grady Robert and Martha Ann Steward Sisco. He was also preceded in death by his wife Annette Adams Sisco; sons, Howard Lewis Sisco, Jr, Anthony Sisco and a daughter, Shea Wallace.
He was a Truck Driver for Clean Harbor. He loved his family very much and enjoyed fishing and just piddling around. He was known to have never met a stranger.

floral squareHe is survived by son: Wayne (Beth) Sisco of Bremen, AL; daughters, Teresa Tripp of Portland, TN, Kari Sisco of Bowling Green, KY; brothers, Clay (Laura Primm) Sisco, Billy (Jeanne) Sisco, Kenny Sisco; sisters, Nancy Alvis, Linda McConnell; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 2144 Fairfax Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212.

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

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Obituary for Tony Saunders Taylor

Tony Saunders Taylor, age 56, of Russellville, KY passed away Friday, June 3, 2022 at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Pastor Jon Briggs officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with BJ Grayson, Jeremy Seabolt, Cameron Dill, Nick Taylor, James (Lil Bubba) Grant, Shane Paul and William (Root) Taylor serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Taylor was born April 4, 1966 in Springfield, TN to the late Harrel Saunders Taylor and Beulah Mae Jernigan Goodman. He was a lumberjack and did logging most of his life and loved hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by a sister, Ava Marie Taylor; and a brother, Wayne Taylor.

floral squareHe is survived by his sons, Joshua Scott Taylor, Tony Devan Taylor and Joseph Hunter (Nikki) Taylor; 3 grandchildren, Tony Alexander Taylor, Kaeleb Taylor and Virginia Rose Taylor; and 3 sisters, Sandra (Bobby) Grayson, JoAnn (Shane) Paul and Donna (Bubba) Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements. 509 Walnut St. Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for Gary Barton

Gary Wayne Barton, age 72 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at his home.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Sunday, June 5th from 2:00PM until 5:00PM.

Funeral services were conducted at Hart Funeral Home, 1011 Master Street, Corbin, Kentucky 40701 at 2:00PM on Tuesday, June 7th, with Rev. Tommy Patterson officiating. Burial followed in Cumberland Memorial Gardens with Adam Barton, Gary Roberts, Michael Barton, Terry Wayne Doolin, Brad Perry, and Brent Perry serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were his grandson, Nathan Kelley, Leon Barton, William Gregg Barton, Curt Dugger, John Finn Laws, Rick Barton, Terry Doolin, George Black, and Tommy Black.

The family received friends on Tuesday, June 7th, at Hart Funeral Home from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

floral squareMr. Barton was born on June 8, 1949 in Corbin, Kentucky to the late Harry & Bonnie Nelson Barton. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp having served in the Vietnam War. Mr. Barton was retired from Yellow Freight as a truck driver. He was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Barton; son, Adam (Laura) Barton; daughter, Amy (Gary) Roberts; brother, Leon Barton; sister, Kim (Mike) Raley; grandchildren, Kloe Barton, Nathan Kelley, and Emily, Rylee, & Anslee Roberts.

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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 Vonceil Messer

Vonceil Marie Messer “Ginger”, age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at the Waters of Robertson Nursing Care Center in Springfield, Tennessee.

Vonceil was born August 2, 1931, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a 1948 graduate of Northeast High School. She worked with the Federal Government, Department of Agriculture and the Social Security Administration until she retired in 1996. Ginger truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures chatting with friends and family, offering a helpful hand wherever she could, and spending time with her family.

Ginger is preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Ruth Boden Nolan, and her daughter, Shirley Messer.

She survived by her son, Keith Messer of Nashville; daughter, Mary Messer O’Brien of Phoenix, Az; and grandchildren, Michael & Madilyn Messer and Bailey & Jacob O’Brien.

There are so many friends, family, and others, whose lives she has touched.

A private inurnment service was held in Kansas City at Ginger’s request.

floral squareFor those wanting to pay tribute to Ginger, instead of flowers or gifts, please make your donations to the American Cancer Society; www.cancer.org

This organization is an example of her dedication to help those struggling with cancer. Ginger was an avid supporter and recipient of services from this organization. Please give back and pay it forward.

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 Jo Ann Pendleton

Jo Ann Pendleton, age 82, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

A memorial service was held Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 5 pm in the Chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Steve Freeman officiating. Visitation with the family was 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 5 p.m.

Ms. Pendleton was born November 29, 1939 to the late James Daniel and Virgie Dorris Jackson and graduated from Greenbrier High School in 1957. Her favorite job was working at Walmart in the garden center where she stayed until her first stroke. Even after the stroke, she frequently visited her friends and co-workers at Walmart until she was unable to do so. She loved flowers and gardening but her family was her life, especially her 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. She was so excited for the birth of the 2nd great grandchild due to arrive in mid-July.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Pendleton is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Pendleton. She is survived by 3 sons, Marty Pendleton, Adams, TN, Gary Pendleton, Portland, TN, and Todd (Leann) Pendleton, Cedar Hill, TN; 3 sisters, Jean (Terry) Gower, Peggy Douglas, and Judy (Randy) Bracey; one brother, Jon Brooks; 7 grandchildren, Mary Beth (Jake) O’Brien, Daniel (Yeselin) Pendleton, Paige Pendleton, Dean Pendleton, Zachery (McKenzie) Pendleton, Mattie Jo Pendleton and Jackson Pendleton; 1 great-granddaughter, Shelby O’Brien and newest great-grandson still yet to arrive, Carter Robert Pendleton.

floral squareThe family would like to thank all the staff at the Alive Hospice Residence for their care and compassion, especially nurses, Miranda and Melissa. Donations are requested in honor and memory of Ms. Jo Ann Pendleton to: Alive Hospice Residence, 1710 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements. 509 Walnut St. Springfield, TN 37172

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