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In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of March 5, 2023

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of March 5, 2023

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Feb. 27 – March 5, 2023

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Billy Scott Smith

Billy Scott Smith, age 58, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Memorial services will be conducted at 1pm Saturday, March 18, 2023 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Marvin Crouch officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11am until time of the service at 1pm Saturday, March 18th, at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith was born July 17, 1964 in Nashville, TN to the late Billy Mac and Mary Alice Smith. Billy received his Bachelors Degree from Lipscomb University and went on to receive his Masters Degree from Tennessee State University. He spent his career as football floral squarecoach and educator. His 2001 Ezell-Harding Christian School football team went 15-0 in route to winning the TSSAA Single A State Championship.

Mr. Smith is survived by his daughter, Oakley Sloan Smith; a son, Paxton Bryant Smith; and a brother, Chad Drake Smith.

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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 Anna Ruth Carver McClard

Anna Ruth Carver McClard, 85, of Springfield, passed from this life on Wednesday March 1, 2023, at NHC Healthcare Center in Springfield.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday March 8th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Benny Snoddy and Brother Frank Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Blake McClard, Lance Adams, Sam Andavazo, Zack Andavazo, Jeff Doss, Bill Wood, and Charlie Watts serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rondell McClard and Terry Gibbs. The family will receive on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

floral squareMs. Ruth was born August 28, 1937, in Springfield, to the late Thomas and Bessie Merideth Carver. She was a retired cafeteria worker from Springfield Middle School, and was a charter member of Greenfield Missionary Baptist Church. Ms. Ruth loved doll collecting and going to yard sales. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Bobby Dean McClard, and by her siblings: Wendall Carver and Pauline Carver Adcock.

Ms. Ruth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Jeff and Susan McClard of Springfield, by her daughter: Janice McClard of Springfield, and by her grandchildren: Blake McClard and wife Emily, and Bailee McClard.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Greenfield Missionary Baptist Church

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

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Obituary for Donald Joseph Arnold, II, “Doc”

Donald Joseph Arnold, II, “Doc”, 72, of Adams, passed away on Wednesday March 1, 2023, at The Waters of Springfield.

His remains will be cremated, and his family will hold a private memorial service.

Doc was born January 3, 1951, in Washington, D.C. to the late Donald J. and Elizabeth Byers Arnold, Jr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served two tours in Vietnam, and was retired from the healthcare field as an LPN. Doc enjoyed camping and being outdoors. He loved his job as a nurse and was always willing to help others.

floral squareDoc is survived by his wife: Donna Cannon Arnold of Adams, by his son: Donald Joseph Arnold, III, of Adams, by his brother: Matthew of Florida, by his sisters: Heidi Phelps of Woodstock, VA, Debbie Tharp of Conicville, VA, Teri Todaro and Christine Todaro both of Clearwater, FL, and by his four 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 Betty Lou Douglas Shreeve

Betty Lou Douglas Shreeve, age 74 of Springfield, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Tristar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with James O’Saile, Colton Davis, Jason Davis, Bud McCroy, Jason Lassiter, and Billy Phillips serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Ms. Betty was born May 20, 1948 in Greenbrier to the late Archie Ray and Hazel Marie Cohea Douglas. She was of the Baptist faith and retired from NHC Healthcare where she was a cook. She enjoyed cooking, especially deserts, and enjoyed watching television. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Archie Mack Douglas; grandson, Caleb Douglas O’Saile; and sisters, Linda Charney and Ruby Escue.

floral squareSurviving her is her son, Creston “Bubba” O’Saile (Lisa Brown) of Cedar Hill; daughter, Becky (Jason) Davis of Greenbrier; sisters, Emily Mayes and Patsy Sprouse, both of Greenbrier; grandchildren, Kim (Marc) Zugelder, James (Taylor) O’Saile, and Colton Davis; and 5 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 Russell L. Biggs, Sr.

Russell L. Biggs, Sr., age 78 of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Monday, February 27, 2023 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Tyler Estep officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Randy Biggs, Mike Biggs, B.J. Phillips, Ben Armistead, Matthew Woodard, Trey Hoover, and Rob Odum serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Tommy Biggs. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4 until 7 PM and Tuesday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Biggs was born April 7, 1944 in Nashville to the late Herschel and Christine Woodard Biggs. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Adams and was a Shriner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Jean Adcox Biggs; brothers, Eldon, Larry, and Danny Biggs; and sisters, Betty Cedar and Jean Hooper.

Mr. Russell is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Russell L. “Rusty” and Necie Biggs, Jr. of Adams and James and Bridgette Biggs of Gallatin; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda “Mandy” and Brad Shemwell of Elkton, KY; brother, Tommy Biggs of Greenbrier; floral squaresister and brother-in-law, Erma and Dave Anderson of Springfield; grandchildren, Matt, Holly, Tyler, Nathan, Ellee, and Natalie; and 5 great grandchildren.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Shriner’s Hospital. 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 Lola Jean Sorrells

It is with deep sadness that we share that on February 27, 2023, Lola Jean Sorrells, a resident of Greenbrier, passed away in Ocoee, Florida at the age of 85.

Visitation was held on March 3, 2023, at the Green Ridge Church of Christ from 4:30pm – 8pm. The following morning, March 4, there was a graveside service at 11am at the Old Orchard Cemetery in Petersburg, Tennessee, with Steve Sorrells, her nephew, leading the service.

Jean was born on May 21, 1937, in Lincoln County to Clark and Lola Follis. She worked for 26 years as a nurse at the Jesse Holman Jones Hospital, spending many years in surgery before transitioning to the Home Health Care and Hospice division. She was an active member of the Green Ridge Church of Christ.

floral squareJean was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William Thomas (Bill) Sorrells and their daughter, Debbie Sorrells Tate of Orlinda. She was also preceded by her parents and her brothers, Jimmy Follis of Elba, Alabama and Steve Follis of Old Hickory.

Jean is survived by her son, Tommy Sorrells and his wife Mitra of Windermere, Florida, as well as her grandchildren Analisa, Leila and Shelby Sorrells and Brandon Tate.

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

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Obituary for Billy Grover “Buddy” Young

Billy Grover “Buddy” Young, 75, of White House, departed this life on Monday, February 27, 2023, at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Friday March 3rd at 12 noon at Howard Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on South Swift Rd. in Goodlettsville, with Pastor Joseph Washington officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with Ervin Taylor, James Taylor, Paul Bell, Carl Brewer, Jr., Wayne Jones, and Leonard Payne serving as pallbearers. Flower bearers will be Denise Johnson, Doris Taylor, Sonya Hall, Tabitha Stanton, Deanna Young, Valerie Street, and Michell Farmer. The family received friends on Thursday, March 2nd from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield. There was no visitation on Friday prior to the funeral service.

Mr. Young was born on November 20, 1947, in White House to the late Grover Cleveland and Nadine Jones Young. He was a graduate of Bransford High School Class of 1967 and was a member of the Bransford Alumni Association. Mr. Young professed Christ at an early age and was a member of Howard Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the Usher Board and sang in both the Mass Choir and Male Chorus. He was a retired Assembly Technician with Nissan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his sister-in-love: Marilyn Yarbrough.

floral squareMr. Young leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 52 years, Betty Jo Gatewood Young of White House, his daughter and devoted son-in-law: Evelyn and Teddy Barlow of Gallatin, his brother and sister-in-law: Luther and Geneva Young of White House, his sisters and brothers-in-law: Georgia and Charles Alexander of Hendersonville, Jewel and Roy Meneese of Madison, and Dorothy Jones of Hendersonville, and by his sisters-in-love: Beatrice Smith, Linda Anderson and husband Mack.

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

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Obituary for Patricia Mae Dorris Walker

Patricia Mae Dorris Walker, 77, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday February 27, 2023, at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday March 1st at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with family and friends officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Victor Dupuis, Michael Dupuis, Brandon Webb, Riley Duncan, Charlie Gutierrez, and Kevin Hutton serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Pat was born August 23, 1945, in Orlinda, to the late Oscar Lee and Sylvia Long Dorris. She worked many years for Wilson Sporting Goods in Springfield, and then retired as an inspector with IAC in Springfield. Pat loved growing flowers, bird watching, shopping, and she was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Jimmy Walker, her sister: Delores Perdue, and her grandchild: Chasitey Walker.

floral squarePat is survived by her daughters: Cathy Brooks of Springfield, Connie Denise Hagler and husband Ricky of Springfield, and Risha Walker of Springfield, by her brother and sister-in-law: R.L. and Myrtle Dorris of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Victor and Michael Dupuis, Michelle Delacruz, Nikki Shoumake, and Marlita Davis, by her great grandchildren: Emmie and Elliot Dupuis, Aidan Shoumake, Lilah, Penelope, and Sebastian Davis, and by her best friends: Charlie Gutierrez of Springfield and Vicki Hallman 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 Carol Lorraine Harrison

Age 72 of Cottontown passed away Friday, March 3, 2023 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was born July 14, 1950 in Madison, TN To John Robert & Mary Ella Tinnin Day. She worked as a registered nurse for the State of Tennessee until her retirement. Mrs. Harrison loved the Lord and was very dedicated to her church, Cross Plains Seventh Day Adventist Church. There she served in various roles, but was always very involved with the children and youth ministries. She loved red cardinals and lady bugs, working puzzles and was an avid reader. She loved researching things on the internet.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Day. She is survived by her loving husband of 52-1/2 years, Larry Harrison, Cottontown, TN; son, Jonathan (Tonya) Harrison, Portland, TN; daughter, Jennifer (Christopher) Scruggs, Nashville, TN; brothers, Johnny (Linda) Day, Portland, TN, Thomas (Cindy) Day, Cross Plains, TN and Don (Lisa) Day, White House, TN; 5 grandchildren, Jonathon (Samantha) Harrison, Mark (Maddie) Harrison, Allison Harrison, Jamis Scruggs and Lilith Scruggs; great-granddaughter, Adalynn.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 12pm in the chapel of Austin and Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor William Little and Pastor Mark Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Monday, March 6, 2023 4-8pm and Tuesday, March 7, 2023 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Rhonda Lynn Hagewood

Age 64 of White House passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2023 at her home. She was born December 19, 1958 in Denver, Colorado to Ronald & Anne Marie McCullough Fitzsimmons. She worked as an accountant for Flash Printing until becoming disabled. Rhonda enjoyed riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle, playing bingo and winning money and prizes playing contests on the radio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Thomas Jason Hagewood. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Thomas Hagewood; son, Joshua Lee Hagewood, both of White House, TN; brothers, Ron (Tina) Fitzsimmons, Jr., Gallatin, TN and Robert Lyle (Roberta) Fitzsimmons, Broomfield, CO; sister, Stacey Montgomery, Knoxville, TN.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 1:30pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Michael Riddle officiating. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, March 8, 2023 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Betty Roach

Betty Bryant Roach, age 78, of Greenbrier, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2023 at her home.

Graveside services were held Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 2pm in the Greenbrier Cemetery with Brother Jack Martin and Brother Billy Sorrels officiating. Burial followed with Maston Bryant, Blake Dorris, Chris Clouse, Danny Oliver, Lance Roach and David Martin serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier on Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 3-8pm and again on Sunday from 12-1:45pm.

Mrs. Roach was born April 21, 1944 in Logan County, KY to the late Maston Benjamin and Gladys Mae Keith Bryant. She worked as a hair stylist and was a member of the Greenridge Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Roach is preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Roach, her sister, Peggy Clouse, and her great-granddaughter, Bennett Hurd.

floral squareMrs. Roach is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, William and Angie Roach, Vincent Shane and Tess Roach and Brandon “Bubba” and Amber Roach; brothers, Robert Bryant, Autry Bryant, Joe Bryant, Donnie Bryant, Ricky Bryant and Steve Bryant; sisters, Shirley Carlisle, Sheila Johnson and Lisa Washington; grandchildren, Tiffany (Stephen) Mack, Emily (Chris) Hurd, Lance Roach, Caitlin Roach (Stephen) Williams Raylon Roach, Ella Kate Bell and Ava Bell: and great-grandchildren, Cason, Carter, Lexi, Annalea, Merritt, Ryker, Landrie, Amelia, and Brynn.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Greenridge Church of Christ Youth Ministry.

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

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Obituary for Barbara Joann Bagwell

Barbara Joann Bagwell, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2023 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted at 2pm Sunday, March 5th, in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Steve Freeman officiating. Graveside services were conducted at 12 noon Monday, March 6th, in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Tim Bagwell, Jordan Hughes, Justin Hughes, Logan Hughes and Greg Berrang serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends from 11am until time of the service at 2pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bagwell was born October, 13, 1941 in Highland Park, MI to the late Ralph Oliver and Minnie Marion Wilkerson Norum. She was a Staffing Coordinator for an employment agency and a member of Grace Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bagwell was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Bagwell; and a stepson, Kenneth Bagwell.

floral squareShe is survived by her stepchildren, Timothy Brian (Rhonda) Bagwell, Tammy L. Hughes and Lisa (Alvin) Smith; 9 step grandchildren, Jordan Hughes, Justin Hughes, Logan Hughes, Sarah Smith, Douglas Smith, Andrea Wilson, Taylor Bagwell, Cole Bagwell and Bryan Bagwell; 8 step great grandchildren, Scout Hughes, Holton Hughes, Ember Hughes, Dani Bagwell, Weston Bagwell, Deklyn Bagwell, Finn Wilson and Lila Wilson.

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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 Lynne Stanley

Judy Lynne Stanley, age 75, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at NHC Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted at 11am Saturday, March 4th at the Main Street Church of Christ with Bro. Joe Rushing, Bro. Guy Stanley, and Bro. Barry Throneberry officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Rusty Riddle, Rick Ballard, David Seay, Connor McClelland, Corey McClelland, Amanda Walden, John Walden and Torey Ellis serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were Linda Ballard, Lori Bennett-Penn, Marion Zimmerman, Roger Bunch, and all the members of the Robertson County Retired Teachers Association.

The family received friends from 4-8pm Friday and again from 10am until time of the service at 11am Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Stanley was born September 6, 1947 in Springfield to the late Robert Earl and Elizabeth Prudence Green Walton. She was a school teacher at Greenbrier and Springfield High Schools for many years, and was a member of Main Street Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Stanley was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Earl Walton.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband of 54 years, Guy Stanley; son, Stan Stanley; daughter, Ley (Corey) McClelland; 3 grandchildren, Morgan (David) Seay, Connor McClelland and Sloane McClelland; 1 great grandchild on the way; nephew, Trey Walden; and a niece, Amanda Walden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in Mrs. Stanley’s honor, to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or by visiting https://act.alz.org/donate

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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 Mrs. Geraldine Knight

Mrs. Geraldine Knight, age 82, of Joelton, Tennessee went peacefully to her heavenly home surrounded by family and friends on February 28th, 2023.

She was born March 17th, 1940, to the late Peyton and Thelma Sloan.

Geraldine is proceeded in death by her husband of 60 years Jimmy Howard Knight, Sr., her two sons: Jimmy Howard Knight, Jr., Danny Lee Knight, and one sister Velma Demonbreun.

Geraldine is survived by her one daughter, Pam (Joe) Peterson, granddaughter, Crystal (Dean) McDermond, great- grandchildren Beckett and Taryn McDermond, brother Joe (Carolyn) Sloan, sister Wanda (Mack) Jordan, brother-in-law Bo Demonbreun and brother-in-law Vernon Knight, her best friend Nan (Ricky) Lanius, Dean Thaxton, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Since the age of 12, Geraldine was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton, TN. She enjoyed making her famous dressing, baking cakes, volunteering at VBS, Tennessee Women’s Basketball, and sitting on her back porch watching the hummingbirds with her friends and family.

Visitation was held at Austin & Bell in Pleasant View, Tennessee on Thursday, March 2, 2023, from 4-8PM and Friday March 3, 2023, from 10am until the service at 2pm. Burial followed at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church. Brother Corey Minter and Brother Tom Malone will be officiating. A burial followed at NHFWBC with a reception afterward for the family at the Fellowship Hall.

Randy Reeder, Brian Miller, and Geraldine’s nephews served as pallbearers. Geraldine’s Sunday school class served as honorary pallbearers.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, Geraldine requested donations to be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-9658 and New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, 1285 New Hope Road, Joelton, Tennessee 37080 in her name.

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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 Ann Flynn

Ann Flynn, age 80, of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at her home.

Her remains were cremated, and no services are planned at this time.

Mrs. Flynn was born on October 5, 1942, in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late Elihu & Georgian Bess Jenkins. She was a homemaker who was very passionate about her vegetable garden, and she was an amazing cook. She loved the beach, and you could always find her outside. Mrs. Flynn was a Christian and had a strong love for all her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, David Flynn; and siblings, Allene Napier Young, D.F. “Bub” Jenkins, and Gertrude Davidson.

floral squareSurvivors include her son, David Allen Flynn; daughter, Sherri (Scott) Shambaugh; sisters, Connie Parrish “Sally” and Sue Mueller; grandchildren, Haley & Jackson Shambaugh; and many loving nieces & nephews.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

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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 Irene Everett

Irene Margaret (Graves) Everett, 89, passed away in Springfield, TN on February 27, 2023. Born in Rock County Minnesota on April 18, 1933, she was raised as a midwestern farm girl with her parents, two brothers, and four sisters. She was raised Catholic and remained a devout Catholic her entire life. Irene was educated in a one-room country schoolhouse and was proud of the quality of her education. She graduated from Jasper High School in 1951 and soon met the love of her life, Clair Everett, by sharing a ride with friends to the local dance in Hatfield. This was the beginning of a never-ending love and wonderful marriage. They married in Jasper, MN on June 27, 1953 and had four children: Dennis, Kenneth, Bruce and Carleen.

In 1964, Clair and Irene moved to California where they found new opportunities and adventures. Clair went first to find a job and later sent for Irene and their four children who traveled by train with only the worldly belongings they could pack into trunks. The couple’s meager beginnings flourished with hard work and careful budgeting. They enjoyed raising their family in Long Beach for their first 10 years and then purchased a home in 1974 and moved to a nearby city called Artesia. Irene lost Clair in 2001, but she remained in Artesia, where lived for 40 years, until moving to Cedar Hill, TN in 2014.

Clair and Irene’s first priority was always family first. Each summer, they spent their two-week vacation driving from California to their hometown of Jasper, Minnesota to visit their parents, siblings, nieces, nephews and extended family. They made sure to travel varied routes so the family could experience visiting different states and their unique landmarks. Irene and Clair loved to go camping and continued to travel the country visiting family and friends in their fifth wheel until Clair’s passing.

Irene was full of life, quick-witted, always up for a good joke and a laugh, had a thirst for knowledge and the news, and she was the family historian. She and Clair loved to dance and their swing routine was always in perfect unison. She loved to play cards and games and no matter your age, you had to earn “the win.” She was a natural teacher and spent lots of time working with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren teaching them how to write or quizzing them with flash cards to learn their multiplication tables, vocabulary words or historical facts. Irene was a creative soul. She was an eloquent writer, poet, and a beautiful painter. She loved to sew, crochet afghans and scarves, embroider, and tat. She also was a perfectionist. If she made a mistake, she was known to pull out all the yarn and start again. She loved her flowers and plants and never lost the farmer girl in her, as she grew the best tomatoes in Southern California. Those who knew Irene, knew her love for deer which was exemplified throughout her home adorned with her favorite animal. Irene loved to cook and made everything from scratch every night of the week as Clair wasn’t a go-out-to-dinner kind of guy. For years she baked her own bread each week: yeast rolls/buns, cinnamon rolls, and fried bread. She also kept-up the Norwegian and German family traditions of making oyster stew on Christmas Eve, along with lefse and fugens.

Irene was a proud mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She is survived by her children: Dennis (Pattie) Everett, Mt. Juliet, TN; Kenneth Everett/Becky Kujawa, Ashley, IL; Bruce (Jean) Everett, Cedar Hill, TN; and Carleen (Jamie) Herndon, Cedar Hill, TN. Her grandchildren: Robert (Paula) Everett, Bill (Tina) Everett, Danielle Everett/Cody West, Dana Everett, Selena Alcantar, Michael Everett, Kate Gurney, Bradley Everett, Brett Everett, Cassidy Haley/Carter Mullins, Heath (Melanie) Haley, Seth Haley, Olivia (Jeff) Haines, and Abner (Lindsey) Herndon. Her great-grandchildren: Breven Everett, Jordan Everett, Levi West, Claire West, Alex Alcantar, Jeremiah Winterswyck, Matthew Gribble, Kierra Everett, Vel Gurney, Ava Everett, Ava Haines, Nate Haines, Brisby Herndon, and Hazel Herndon. And, her great-great grandchildren: Evelyn Everett and Landon Everett.

She is preceded in death by: her loving husband of 48 years, Clair Everett; grandson, Brock Everett Haley; parents, Gearhart and Cora Graves; siblings, Ed Graves, Tom Graves, LaVon Chambers, Doris Draxten, Ruth Fjellanger, and Verna Baustian; and several nieces and nephews.

floral squareServices were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St., Springfield. Visitation is Sunday, March 5 from 2-5 p.m. and Monday, March 6 at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rebecca Votral officiating. Interment followed at Bellwood Cemetery, 105 U.S. 41, Adams. Pallbearers were grandsons: Robert Everett, Bill Everett, Michael Everett, Bradley Everett, Heath Haley, and Abner Herndon.

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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 Sharon Kay Hicks

Age 66 of White House went home to be with the Lord Monday, February 27, 2023 at her home. She was born September 26, 1956 in Nashville, TN to George & Novie Long O’Saile. She worked in finance and billing for the State of Tennessee. She was a member of The Turning Point Church, where she faithfully served. She was a loving, giving and Godly lady who enjoyed cooking meals for her church and for her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her children and her grandchildren more than anything else.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her son, Paul (Amanda) Hicks, Portland, TN; daughter, Kimberly (Stephen) Burton, Goodlettsville, TN; brother, George Michael O’Saile, Greenbrier, TN; sister, Sandra McGregor, Portland, TN; 4 grandchildren, Chelsey Burton, Austin Hicks, Hunter Hicks and Gavin Burton.

floral squareFuneral service was Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 12 noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Kurtis Burton, officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with Joey O’Saile, Jeremy O’Saile, Josh Marks, Josh McGregor, David LaDouceur and Jason Walker serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Wednesday, March 1, 2023 4-8pm and Thursday, March 2, 2023 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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(Updated) Obituaries February 20-26, 2023

Obituary for Linda Marie Cagle

Linda Marie Cagle, age 68 of Mt. Juliet, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the Waters of Springfield.

Her remains were cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Ms. Cagle was born February 17, 1955, in Knoxville to the late Hudon Marcus and Bertie Marie Turner Cagle, Sr. She worked for many years as a cashier at Malone’s Market in Inglewood. She enjoyed tennis and swimming, but being around others, especially children, was her greatest joy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Jerry and Hudon Cagle, Jr.

floral squareShe is survived by her brother, David Lee Cagle of Portland; sisters, Joann Baker of Maryville, Mary Elizabeth Cagle of Lafollette, and Vera Jane Thomas of Lebanon; stepdaughters, Marla Keen of Springfield and Rhonda Hill of Nashville; and stepson, Preston Keen of Clarksville.

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

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Obituary for Scott David “Scotty” Starr, Jr.

Scott David “Scotty” Starr, Jr., 40, of Clarksville, passed away on Sunday February 19, 2023, at Tennova Hospital in Clarksville.

His remains were cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held by his family at a future date.

Scotty was born July 20, 1982, in Orlando, FL, to the late Scott David Starr, Sr., and the late Wanda Gayle West Starr. He worked as an Inner City Guidance Counselor and was of the Jewish faith. Scotty is survived by his daughters: Sariah and Laura Starr both of floral squareClarksville, by his stepsons: Bryson and Brian both of Clarksville, by his companion: Shavon Horn of Clarksville, by his sisters: Amanda Starr of Russellville, KY, Kimberly Renee Rice of Adairville, KY, and Tammy Elmore of Burns, TN, by his brother: Kevin DeSheles of Bowling Green, KY and by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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

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Obituary for Adam Gene Lessman

Adam Gene Lessman, age 47, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2023 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at 11am Thursday, March 2nd, in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Wayne Bess officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Aaron Lessman, Andrew Lessman, Tim Steidinger, Jeremy Besgrove, Bryan Ignatow, Wesley Bess, Kirk Tharpe and Rick Coogan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was Tim Jones.

The family received friends from 4-8pm Wednesday, and again from 10am until time of the service at 11am Thursday, at the funeral home.

Mr. Lessman was born September 28, 1975 in Stephenson County, IL to Randall Gene and Rita Ann Hayes Lessman. He was a loving husband and father and a dedicated friend. Adam was a U.S. Army veteran and a Manager with Amentum, in aircraft maintenance.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herb and Thelma Lessman, and Orville and Barbara Hayes; and his mother and father-in-law, Milton and Barbara Bess.

floral squareMr. Lessman is survived by his wife of 27 years, Crystal Lessman; sons, Kaleb (Baleigh) Lessman, and Kyle Lessman; daughter, Kaitlin Bess; parents, Randall and Rita Lessman; brothers, Aaron (Tammy) Lessman, and Andrew (Amanda) Lessman; sisters, Amy (Tim) Steidinger, Annie (Jeremy) Besgrove, and Ashley (Bryan) Ignatow; and his dogs and special fur babies, Layla and Luna.

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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 Bro. Jim Clark

Bro. Jim Clark, 76, of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Thursday February 23, 2023, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Monday February 27th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Norton and Zachary Arrington officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Zachary Arrington, Clay Varner, Tim Corbin, Gary Sloan, Allan Corbin, Jon Dodd, Michael Corbin, and Christopher Corbin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Maxie Sloan, George Dodd, David Dodd, Eric Wakefield, Trey Horne, Christian Miller, Glenn Dunn, Brian Miller, and Tigger. The family received friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Bro. Jim was born December 9, 1946, in Nashville, to the late Willie “Bill” and Myrtle Pope Clark. He was a graduate of Glencliff High School Class of 1966, and received his bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University in 1981. Bro. Jim was a retired United Methodist minister, and he continued to serve as pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Springfield following his retirement. He was a member of the Coopertown Men’s Club, and he enjoyed watching old war movies, John Wayne movies, and collecting antique cars. Bro. Jim loved sports, especially NASCAR and his Vanderbilt Commodores. He had a great love for music, playing drums in his younger days, and his favorite rock group was KISS. Bro. Jim had a great love for people, and his life and ministry will continue to live on in the many lives he has touched across the years.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Wayne Clark and Jacque Dodd. Bro. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years: Joyce Sloan Clark of Cedar Hill, by his daughter: Lee Ann Arrington of Cedar Hill, by his grandchildren: Elizabeth Arrington and husband Clay Varner, and Zachary Arrington, and by several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and friends.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Springfield or to a church of your choice in Bro. Jim’s memory.

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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 L. Barnhart

James L. Barnhart, age 76 of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home. Burial followed in Bellwood Cemetery with Jeffrey Barnhart, Tyler Barnhart, Michael Barnhart, Patrick Barnhart, Cameron Barnhart, and Anthony Ryan serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Barnhart was born January 8, 1947 in Washington, PA to the late Lester Andrew and Pauline Barnhart. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a painter and a farmer. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Bowen Barnhart; brothers, Tom and Ralph; and sisters, Doris and Wilma.

floral squareHe is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jamie and Katy Barnhart, Jr. of Cedar Hill, Jeff and Christina Barnhart of Cedar Hill, and John Barnhart of Springfield; daughter, Georgia Baker of Clarksville; 14 grandchildren; and several 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 Vickie Lynn Randolph

Vickie Lynn Randolph, age 67, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2023 at her home.

Memorial services will be conducted at 10am Friday, March 10, 2023 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Eric Crump officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4-7pm Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Randolph was born June 14, 1955 in Clarksville, TN to Hayden and Eddaline Perkins Elliott. She was a school teacher with the Robertson County School system for many years.

Mrs. Randolph was preceded in death by her father, Hayden Elliott; and a sister, Pamela Seimers.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughters, Jennilyn (Eric) Crump and Emilou Wilson; grandchildren, Emmalyn Hopkins, Jaxon Wilson, Harper Crump, Penelope Crump and Wilson Crump; mother, Eddaline Elliott; sister, Robyn Miller; nieces, Brandi Smith, Sara Miller and Hayden Miller; and a nephew, Samuel Miller.

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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 William Ira Dawson

William Ira Dawson, age 83, of Greenbrier, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at 2pm Saturday, February 25, 2023 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Bro. Nathan Washburn and Bro. Joe Donald King officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeff May, Greg May, Dennis Ford, Michael Lipscomb, Bob Crain, Levi Dawson and Tommy Maitland serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Adult 4 Sunday School Class and the Deacons of First Baptist Church in Greenbrier.

The family received friends from 11am until the time of the service at 2pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Dawson was born August 23, 1939 in Old Hickory, TN to the late Howard and Lena Knight Dawson. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member, and Deacon Emeritus at First Baptist Church of Greenbrier.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Dawson was preceded in death by a sister, Cornelia Hand.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bonnette Dawson; daughter, Bethany (Jeff) Ballard; 2 grandchildren, Grant Ballard and Ethan Ballard; and a brother, Randall (Teresa) Dawson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes, 1310 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027 or to the First Baptist Church of Greenbrier, Vision Fund, 2518 Highway 41 S, Greenbrier, TN 37073.

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

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Obituary for Frances Janet Clinard

Frances Janet Clinard, age 93, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at NHC Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted at 2pm Sunday, February 26th in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Sam Andavazo officiating and vocalist Kathy Sneed. Burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with Scott McClure, Keith Clinard, Josh White, Adam Edwards, Reece Earheart and Bradley Edwards serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends from 12pm until time of the service at 2pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clinard was born February 25, 1929 in Springfield to the late Iley and Frances Fyke Hollingsworth.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Green Clinard; and her brother, Forrest Hollingsworth.

floral squareMrs. Clinard is survived by daughters, Denise (Ronnie) Holman and Frieda (Mike) McClure; son, Bobby (Ann) Clinard; 6 grandchildren, Stacy (Josh) White, Nicki (Brad) Edwards, Kim (Sam) Andavazo, Scott (Leslie) McClure, Kevin (Brittany) Clinard and Keith (Kristy) Clinard; 10 great grandchildren, Adam (Heather) Edwards, Lexi (Reece) Earheart, Keely Buchanan, Kylie Andavazo, Hunter Clinard, Hayden Clinard, Harris Clinard, Morgan McClure, Max McClure and Katy White; 1 great great grandchild, Emersyn Edwards; and a sister, Peggy Fowler.

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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 Paul Marcus Hofmeister

Age 62 of White House went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at his home. He was born December 20, 1960 in Cape Town, South Africa to Daniel & Juliana McGregor Hofmeister. He trained to become an engineer in South Africa and came to the United States in 1987. Having two parents that were pastors, he became involved in ministry at a young age. He married Nadine Le Grange, the love of his life, in 1990. He attended Berean Bible School, was involved in prayer ministry and HELPS ministry and tent evangelism. He was always caring and thoughtful of others. He always placed the needs of his family at the forefront, financially and emotionally. After his family, ministry was the most important facet of his life. He was employed as an engineer for Joy Mining for 25 years and then worked as a home improvement sales manager and field trainer for Sears for 12 years. He was a million dollar sales producer and recipient of many awards He played piano, guitar, accordion and keyboard and was involved in music ministry at his church. He also enjoyed sports, especially rugby, which he played during high school. In 2018, God fulfilled a dream for Paul and Nadine to adopt their son, PaulDaniel, finalizing the adoption in May of 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel & Juliana McGregor Hofmeister.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Nadine Hofmeister; son, PaulDaniel Hofmeister, both of White House, TN; brothers, Daniel (Joanne) Hofmeister, Franklin, TN, Joseph (Cheryl) Hofmeister, Glenwood, MD and Lester Hofmeister, Toledo, OH; sisters, Eleanor (Carl) Dahlstedt Lebanon, TN, Joy (Ron) Messinger, Waldorf, Maryland and Judith Hofmeister, Palmetto, FL.

floral squareFuneral service was conducted Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1pm at Christ Worship Center 2732 Highway 31W White House, TN 37188 with Rev. Daniel Hofmeister officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Saturday, February 25, 2023 11am-1pm at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Christ Worship Center 2732 Highway 31W White House, TN 37188

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

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