In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of May 1, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of May 1, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries April 25-May 1, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Angela Chantye’ Turner Boffman

On April 28, 2022 God added another beautiful flower to His garden of love, our dear Angela won the victory and was given the peace she so deserved.

Angela Chantyé Turner Boffman was born September 8, 1963 to the late Hugh Ellis Turner and Betty Jo Thomas in Davidson County.
She was preceded in death by cherished grandparents, Mary “MaMa” Laurine and James Ellis Turner and Ivory “Mom Mae” and Eddie Lee Thomas along with her beloved sister, Shera “Shay” Turner.

Angela, lovingly called “Sista”, professed her faith and hope in Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of the Greater South Baptist Church. Angela served on the Usher Board until her health would not permit. She also worked along side and shared her beautiful testimony through various ministries including the Sisters of Love founded by her late dedicated Aunt Earline Darden and the “My Purpose” Book Club founded by devoted friend, Felecia Mastin. Angela stepped out on faith and founded the social media Christian group, United Daughters of the King, where she would devote her time and effort to encourage and uplift others in the name of the Lord.

Angela successfully graduated from Springfield High School, Class of 1981. She would then go on to earn many certifications in the nursing field along with serving as a dialysis technician with Fresenius Medical Care. She flourished in her career over several years and dedicated herself in taking care of others until her health issues progressed, leading her to an early retirement.
On February 24, 2018 it was the beginning of what seemed like a never ending phone conversation and the rest is history. Match making credit belongs to the late Angelo Pinkney, trusted cousin/brother and dear friend to both. Angela and Michael Boffman of Chicago, IL united in holy matrimony on August 25, 2019. Together the happily married couple blended five children.
She leaves to cherish her memories: devoted husband, Michael Boffman, two daughters, Makisha Turner Wells (Jamie) of Bowling Green, KY, and Kristin Wright (Chris) of Chicago, IL; three sons, Anthony Boffman of Springfield, IL, Tracy D. Cone Jr. of Springfield, TN, and Brian Boffman (Markita) of Chicago, IL; Angela and Michael shared sixteen grandchildren; siblings, James D. Turner (Tammra) of Bowling Green, KY, Michael L., Marilyn, Crystal, Latrice and Austin Turner all of Springfield, TN; devoted aunts, Christine Williams of Springfield TN; Johnnie Buford (James) of Cross Plains TN, Corintia Thomas of Oak Grove, KY, Janice Thomas, Lawanda Pope-Townsend (Ricky) of Springfield, TN; Esther Turner (Michael Smith) of Portland, TN; uncles, James Pope (Knoxville, TN) Harold Gardner and James I. Thomas both of Springfield, TN, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones. Honorary “Sista” Friends, ***The Fantastic Four*** Elder Amelia D. Reeves, Lasonya Washington, Gloria Taylor and Karen Terry, also Sharon Chaudhari, Sylvia Cross, Cora Olive and Jackie Stevens. A special mention of long time friend and God-sister Melodye Davis of White Plains, MD.

floral squareAngela was indeed loved and cherished by many, with life-long unbreakable bonds. She had such a beautiful spirit and will be missed beyond measure.

Viewing and Visitation was Friday, May 6 at W. D. Crowder Funeral home and Saturday, May 7 with funeral to follow at Greater South Baptist Church. Interment was in Northside Cemetery in Springfield, Tennessee.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Johnny Gilstrap

Johnny Wayne Gilstrap, age 78 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Murph’s Country Music Barn at 3336 Winters Road in Cedar Hill at 2:00PM on Wednesday, May 4th, with Dennis Morris conducting. Burial will follow in Bartlett Cemetery. In addition to his two sons, Merle Ellis, Barry Ellis, Lenny Lymann, Dennis Morris, and Trevor Garrison will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Murph’s Country Music Barn on Wednesday, May 4th, from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at 2:00PM. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Mr. Gilstrap was born on June 9, 1943 in Anderson, South Carolina to the late John Gilstrap & Sue Coggins. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp Reserve and a member of Centerpoint Baptist Church. John was a retired rodeo Clown. The rodeo world lost one of the greatest entertainers of all time. John Gilstrap passed from this earth, but his mark on rodeo and the IPRA will last forever. John was one of the most beloved rodeo clowns we have ever known and his comedy acts are legendary. He had a big heart and was always there to help a friend on the rodeo trail, whether it was help with a few dollars for entry fees or something to eat or some encouraging words when you were down on your luck, John was there for you. He was one of the most decorated rodeo clowns in IPRA history being voted IPRA Clown of the Year many times and also worked the IFR on several occasions. One of the plaques he received for winning Clown of the Year hangs in the IPRA office because when John retired he wanted to share the plaque with others as a way to give back to the organization he loved. One thing I always admired about John was that he never “mailed it in”. I’ve seen John try just as hard to bring a smile to everyone who bought a ticket if it was pouring down rain with 50 people in the seats as he did with 15,000 in a coliseum at a Longhorn Rodeo. Please keep John’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Rest easy old friend and keep ‘em laughing up there at the big rodeo in Heaven and we’ll see you when our ticket is punched.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Ramey; twin babies, Sherry & Sheila; grandson, Josh Whaley; and sister, Anne Carney.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 32 years, Debbie Gilstrap; sons, Kerry (Laurie) Gilstrap and Rooster Gilstrap; brother, Brad (Denise) Gilstrap; sisters, Jane (Leslie) Scoggins and Linda (Tom) Smith; grandchildren, Nichole (Casey) Folsom, Justin Gilstrap, Jaclyn Gilstrap, Joe Gilstrap, and Elizabeth (Gabe) Larkin; and 3 great-grandchildren.

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 Cathy Jean Bowling

Age 58 of Springfield, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022 at The Residence of Alive Hospice. She was born December 31, 1963 in Nashville, TN to Robert & Linda Edwards Roberts. She attended Goodlettsville High School, where she played basketball and softball. She worked in the check processing department for the Federal Reserve until becoming disabled. She enjoyed going gambling with her girlfriend and was an avid Titans and Lady Vols fan.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Linda Roberts. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Danny Bowling, Springfield, TN; father, Robert Roberts; sons, Christopher Stewart, Hartsville, TN and David (Amanda) Stewart, White House, TN; step-son, Daniel Bowling, Springfield, TN; brother, Jeff (Sharon) Roberts, Lebanon, TN; sister, Carolyn (Jim) Leidy, Lebanon, TN; 6 grandchildren, Noah, Maura, Mitchell, Jackson, Rosaline and Josiah.

floral squareA memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell FUneral Home in White House with Bro. David Smith officiating. Visitation with the family is planned for Thursday, May 5, 2022 5-7pm at the funeral home. The family requests that casual attire be worn to the visitation and to the service.

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

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Obituary for Felix J Neely, Jr.(Jackie)

Felix J Neely, Jr.(Jackie) passed away on January 1, 2022 and it was his wish to be cremated.

He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the young age of 58 and fought a long, difficult battle.

This was Jackie’s favorite time of the year and our Family wants to Honor him by gathering together to laugh, cry and remember him through everyones memories.

floral squarePlease join us on Sunday, May 22, 2022 for Visitation from 1:30 until 4:00 p.m. at Sleepin’ Bear Lodge and Farms, 7552 Swift Road, Greenbrier, TN 37073.

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Obituary for Jean Henderson Ellis

Jean Henderson Ellis, age 85 of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Saturday morning, April 30, 2022 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bellwood Cemetery with Stephen Ayres, Scott Ayres, Michael Ellis, Bradley Shelton, Jason Ison, and Allen Hopcraft serving as pallbearers. 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.

Mrs. Jean was born January 15, 1937 in Cedar Hill to the late Madell and Maudie Spicer Henderson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, George Earl Ellis, and her brother, James Conry Henderson.

Mrs. Ellis was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church and was retired from Ellis Cleaning Service. She loved flowers, family, and her church. She was also an avid Tennessee Volunteers fan.

floral squareShe is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Susan Ellis of Adams and Michael Ellis of Cedar Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Jimmy Ayres of Cedar Hill; sister, Helen Bunch of Springfield; grandchildren, Stephen (Jennifer) Ayres, Cherish (Jason) Ison, Scott (Brittney) Ayres, Michael (Julia) Ellis, Bradley (Tequishia) Shelton, Ashley Sautter, Bethany Ellis, and Tabitha Ellis; and great grandchildren, Tommy Ison, Cody Ison, Grayson Ayres, Elsye Ayres, Chelsea Fisher, Abel Clements, Knox Ayres, Clayton Shelton, Addlyn Shelton, Brantley Shelton, Neyland Shelton, Chris Sautter, Jaxson Riggins, Rett Ayres, Melissa Riggins, and Logan Hopcraft.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Alive Hospice. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Jeromy Wayne Lewis

Jeromy Wayne Lewis, 44, of Adams, passed from this life on Wednesday April 27, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday May 2nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Cathy Wibking officiating. Interment will follow in the Adams Cemetery with Brent Gower, JW Robertson, Ryan Sherrill, Brett Tabb, Rudy Farmer, Shea Smith, Will Vogle, Jason Sheperd, and Drew Wilson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be John Martin, Matthew Wibking, Nick Strange, Michael Lewis, Clint Gregory, and Justin Gregory. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

floral squareJeromy was born June 14, 1977, in Nashville. He was the owner and operator of Lewis Machine and Fab and was of the Baptist faith. Jeromy loved playing golf, watching UT football, hunting, coaching softball, and especially spending time with his girls. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Thomas and Mattie Lewis, and John Strange, Jr.

Jeromy is survived by his daughters: Reagan and Rylee Lewis of Adams, by his parents: Ken and Debbie Lewis of Cedar Hill, by his grandparents: Harvey and Kay Speakman of Clarksville, and by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Shirley Ellen Bennett

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Age 78 of White House went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born September 27, 1943 in French Camp, CA to Cloyd Garfield & Lillian Wilma Altide Deal. She was a clerical worker for Elk Grove Unified School District in California before her retirement and she was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Paul Deal. She is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Ladd Bennett, White House, TTN; sons, Devon (Heidi) Bennett, White House, TN, Sean Moon, North Carolina and Jimmy Thornsberg, California; daughters, Danyelle (David) Anderson, Murfreesboro, TN and Robin Wright, White House, TN; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

floral squareA Celebration of Life memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Rev. H.D. Jones officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date in the Hillcrest Cemetery Columbarium. Visitation with the family is planned for Tuesday, May 3, 2022 5-7pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Randy Clark

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Randy Kevin Clark, age 61 of Joelton, Tennessee, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

A Celebration of Life service was held at IBEW Union Hall location on Saturday, April 30th.

Randy was born on March 1, 1960 in Westmoreland, Tennessee to Thelma Graves Clark and the late Dutch Clark. He was a Journeyman/Wireman in the electrical industry and a member of the IBEW for over 35 years. He served as the Business Manager of the IBEW Local 429 and was a sincere trade unionist and fierce advocate for middle class Americans and IBEW members. He was an avid fan of Tennessee sports teams including the Vols, Predators, and Titans. Mr. Clark was a beloved father figure to many including many cousins, nieces, nephews, and his many brothers and sisters at the IBEW.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his son, Cody Elvis Clark; and brother Darryl Clark.

floral squareIn addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 29 years, Dawn Clark; daughters, Sarah Clark (Bill) and Tonya Clark (Matt); brother, Larry Clark; sister, Sherry (Terry) Wix; and grandchildren, Joesiah Scott and Grace Meadows.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

The family requests any floral deliveries or personal cards be sent to The Clark Family, 5759 Clarksville Pike, Joelton, Tennessee 37080 or IBEW Local 429, 2001 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37210.

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 Sarah Jane Biggs

Sarah Jane Biggs, age 33, of Clarksville, TN passed away Friday, April 29, 2022 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11am Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield with Pastor Bronson Morgan officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 3pm Wednesday in the Gorman Cemetery in McEwen, TN with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 9-11am.

Sarah was born June 22, 1988 in Springfield, TN to Robert Wayne and Reba Jane Biggs. She was a factory worker at Electrolux.

floral squareSarah was preceded in death by grandparents, James Boyd Biggs, John Henry Biggs, Tiny Myrtle Biggs and Frances Irene England.

She is survived by her mother, Reba Jane Biggs of Clarksville; father, Robert Wayne Biggs of Springfield; brothers, John Henry (Erica) Biggs of Greenbrier and Bradley Wayne Biggs of Clarksville; niece, Emma Grace Biggs; and a nephew, Easton Biggs.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for James Watkins White Jr

Age 62 of Greenbrier passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Newburgh, Indiana. Mr. White was born March 16, 1960 in Nashville, TN to James Watkins & Marjorie Swift White, Sr. He worked as a network engineer for Blackbox Network Services. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and spendning time on his family farm.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Swift White. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 39 years, Debra White, Greenbrier TN; sons, Josh (Lauren) White, Greenbrier, TN and James W. “Trey” (Christan) White, III, Murfreesboro, TN; father and step-mother, James Watkins (Dianne) White, Sr. Franklin, TN; sister, Kevi (Mike) Moore, Greenbrier, TN; 6 grandchildren, Gabriel, Kellon, Anabelle, Kolbi, Giuliana and Olivia.

floral squareA Celebration of Life memorial service was Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 2pm on the Family Farm located at 7100 Hall Road Greenbrier, TN 37073. Visitation with the family was Friday, May 6, 2022 11AM-3PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

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Obituary for Tammy Hunter

Tamatha “Tammy” Lynn Hunter, age 52 of Greenbrier passed away Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral Services will be at 2pm on Monday, May 2, 2022 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with burial following in Hillcrest Cemetery in White House, TN with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 10am until the hour of service on Monday at the funeral home.

Tammy was born in Nashville, TN on December 2, 1969 to the late Marshall Lex and Clara Ann Kendall. She was also preceded in death by son, James Anthony Hunter, Jr.

floral squareShe was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and sister. She enjoyed puzzles, pictures, bird watching and nature in general.

She is survived by her husband, James “Jim” Anthony Hunter; son, Jeremy (Jamie) Hunter; brothers, Marshall (Lori) Kendall, Tony (Laura) Blackwell; sisters, Teresa Quigley, Tina (Mark) McGee and numerous nieces and nephews.

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In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier to assist with funeral expenses.

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Obituary for Mary Hurst

Mary Ellen Pollock Hurst, age 85, of Hendersonville, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Centennial Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 12pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with her family officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, May 2, 2022 from 4-8pm and again on Tuesday from 11-11:45am.

Mrs. Hurst was born July 8, 1936 in Tullahoma to the late Raymond Earl and Elizabeth Reavis Pollock. She worked as an accountant and was a member of the Church of Christ. She loved cooking, baking, car rides, and camping.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Hurst is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lathern Hurst and her sister, Estelle Solomon.

Mrs. Hurst is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Shelia; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jerry Hayes; grandson, Zachary (Julia) Hall; step-grandchildren, Johnny Pentecost, Jr. and Jeffrey Pentecost; and great-grandchildren, Eli Hall and Paisleigh Grace Hall.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Thomas Hill

Thomas Anderson Hill, age 66, of Springfield, passed away Monday, April 25, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Graveside services were held Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 1pm in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends officiating. Burial followed. No visitation was held prior to the graveside service.

floral squareMr. Hill was born January 26, 1956 in Nashville to the late Harry Lawson Hill and Ms. Nancy Mason Hill of Springfield. In addition to his parents Mr. Hill is preceded in death by his grandparents, Virgil and Grace Hill and Nancy Davis & C.T. Mason.

In addition to his mother Mr. Hill is survived by his sister, Nancy “Nan” Hill Harrison; niece, Lauren (Matthew) Detlefsen; great-niece, Emilie Detlefsen; and great-nephew, Rien Detlefsen.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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(Updated) Obituaries April 18-24, 2022

Obituary for Edward L. Jones “Fido”

Edward Lee Jones was born December 14, 1953, to the union of the late James Jones and Willa Dean Woodson Jones in Adairville, Kentucky. He departed this life on April 19, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee.

He accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. He was a member of the Community Baptist Church for many years, where he was a member of the choir and deacon board. His pastor was Rev. Billy Townsend.

Edward attended the Logan County public school system and graduated from Adairville High School.

On February 9, 1980, Edward was united in Holy Matrimony to Elizabeth Ann Hyde. He was a very devoted, husband, father and grandfather.

Edward was affectionately known as “Fido” to all his family and friends. He was very quiet, loved sports and going fishing with his friends and riding with his dog Cee-Cee. He also loved listening to recordings of Al Green.

He was employed by Unarco Materials Inc. for many years.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Hyde Jones; brother: Elvis Jones and son, Marcellus Jackson.

Edward leaves to cherish his memories; sons: Verdell Brooks, Adrian Jones; daughter: Mye’sha Jones; grandchildren: Kandra (Taylor) Jackson, Montreal Brooks, De’Mesha Johnson, De’Seandre Jackson, and Day’Shanel Parker and a host of great-grandchildren; sister; Sandra (Freddie) Bigbee; sisters-in-law: Mary G. Barbee, Barbara (Timothy) Jamison; brothers-in-law: Michael (Patricia) Gray, David (Jennette) Hyde, Clifford Hyde, Harold (Felecia) Hyde and Terry Shannon; devoted aunt: Mary Jean (Charles) Trowell; floral squaredevoted nieces: Latonia Miles, Sabrina Barbee, Stella Northington, and Cassandra Bigbee; host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing, Visitation, and Funeral was Saturday, April 28, 2022 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Elder William Birdsong, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden, Cedar Hill, Tennessee.

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

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Obituary for Joe Ed Fugate

Joe Ed Fugate, 84, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Friday April 22, 2022, at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday April 28th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Jack Evans and Reverend Chad Phelan officiating. Interment followed in the Owens Chapel Cemetery with full Military honors. Pallbearers were Timmy Fugate, Tyler Fugate, Gabe Fugate, John Foxx Fugate, Tommy Malcolm, Stephen Howerton, and Thomas Fugate. The family received friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Fugate was born October 4, 1937, in Sneedville to the late John B. and Nina Gibson Fugate. He retired from the U.S. Army, with twenty years of service. While serving, he was the recipient of several medals and commendations, including 2 Bronze Service Stars, the German Shoot Cord, and the Purple Heart. Mr. Fugate also worked as a truck driver for J&E Trucking. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, the VFW, and the DAV. Mr. Fugate loved fishing, hunting, listening to bluegrass music, and especially loved cutting firewood.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife: Brenda Redmond Fugate, by his stepson: Cecil Ray Dean, and by his siblings: Walford Fugate and Elsie Yackle. Mr. Fugate is survived by his wife: Shirley Wooden Fugate of Greenbrier, by his children: Lisa (Steve) Bond of Pembroke, KY, Diana Hague of Smyrna, John (Brenda) Fugate of Adams, Ronald (Frances) Fugate of Greenbrier, Jennessa Fugate Elkins of Nashville, and Julie (Tommy) Malcolm of Murfreesboro, by his stepsons: Robert Earl Dean of Greenbrier, and Marshall Flynn Dean of Los Angeles, CA, by his siblings: Naoma Campbell, Velma Trent, Marvie Watts, Wanda Mackey, Reba Frazier, and Wilma Wilder, and by his 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Ebenezer Baptist Church building fund and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Barbara Evetts

Barbara Minnis Evetts, age 80, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Bowling Green Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Gene Minnis, Barry Minnis, Brad Minnis, Gary Minnis, Stephen Baldwin and Cory Derseweh serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mrs. Evetts was born October 7, 1941 in Georgia to the late Kelly and Eunice Highsmith Minnis. She was a homemaker and member of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Evetts is preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Evetts, her brother, Jerry Minnis, and her sisters, Diane Smith and Patsy Holt.

Mrs. Evetts is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Kenneth McGee; brothers, Gene Minnis and Gary Minnis; grandchildren, Chris (Kristin) Plamondon, Amanda Hanley, Hannah (Nick) Bess, and Carolyn (Jeremy) Bandy; and great-grandchildren, Jenna Bailey, Tristan Bailey, Cayden Plamondon, Hunter Hanley, Silas Bandy, Kimber Plamondon and Case Bandy.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 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.

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Obituary for Charlotte Sanford Fletcher

Charlotte Sanford Fletcher, 59, of Springfield, died at her home, on RomaLand farm, on Friday April 22, 2022.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Saturday May 14, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the Celebration of Life service.

Charlotte was born October 30, 1962, in Springfield. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1980, and then went on to attend Bethel College in McKenzie, TN where she sung with the Bethel Balladeers. Charlotte was known for her musical abilities and for her whimsical art designs using her God given gifts. She often said, “I’m simply blessed to create”. She was the owner of RomaLand Woodcrafts, and she often sent acts of kindness, through her creations, across the world. Charlotte was a member of Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she served as former pianist. She was preceded in death by her daddy: Robert F. Fletcher, Sr., and by her mother: Martha Sanford Fletcher.

floral squareCharlotte leaves behind her beloved fur-baby: Charcoal, her brothers and sisters-in-law: Robert F. “Bob” and Betty Fletcher, Jr., of Springfield, Brian A. and Joyce Fletcher of Cleveland, her nieces: Alexis (Jonathan) Biggs of Springfield, Ashland Fletcher of Springfield, and Kaylen (Ben) Climer of Murfreesboro, by her nephew: Kendall (Kelli) Fletcher of Sale Creek, and by numerous cousins and a virtual community of friends.

If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Robertson County Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Walter Lawrence Penick

Walter Lawrence Penick, 88, of Adairville, KY, passed away on Thursday April 21, 2022, at The Arbor’s at Springfield Heights.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday April 26th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Clay Burchett officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY with Eric Clark, Todd Clark, Lynn Clark, Christian Clark, CJ Freeman, Mason Freeman, Chad Freeman, and Terry Powell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Morton Penick, Joe Penick, and Lee Penick. The family received friends on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Penick was born December 10, 1933, in Hopkinsville, KY to the late Lynn Preston and Ruby Powell Penick. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Adairville United Methodist Church. Mr. Penick loved line dancing, square dancing, boating, and listening to Country music. He most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his daughters and grandchildren.

floral squareMr. Penick is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Sherri and Eric Clark of White House, Mary Ann and Chad Freeman of Adairville, KY, by his grandchildren: Christian and Lauren Clark, CJ (Cortney), Mason, and Megan Freeman, by his great grandchildren: Brayden Dial, Bryson and Baylee Freeman, and by his brother and sister-in-law: Morton Edward and Norma Jean Penick of Adairville, KY.

If so desired, memorial contributions can be made to the Adairville United Methodist Church 205 N. Church St. Adairville, KY 42202

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Samuel David Spears

Samuel David Spears, 73, of Springfield, passed away on Monday April 18, 2022, at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Monday April 25th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. David Evans officiating. Interment followed in the Hopewell Cemetery with John Spears, Jeff Mills, Ryan Ellis, Jim Dunn, Kenneth Lorne Green, and Raymond Spears serving as pallbearers. Kenneth Spears served as an honorary pallbearer. The family received friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Monday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Spears was born November 1, 1948, in Albany, KY to the late Howard and Fannie Wray Spears. He attended Springfield Baptist Church and was the owner and operator of Sam Spears Construction and Backhoe. He loved working, and in his free time he loved being with his family.

Mr. Spears is survived by his wife of 42 years: Gladys Wix Spears of Springfield, by his son and daughter-in-law: John and Janie Spears of Franklin, IN, by his daughters and sons-in-law: Naydia and Jeff Mills of White House, Katie and Ryan Ellis of Nashville, and Rachel Spears of Springfield, by his grandchildren: Elizabeth and Mason floral squareMills, Evelyn and Silas Spears, by his brothers: Raymond Spears of Franklin, KY and Kenneth Spears of Ridgetop, and by his sisters: Connie Spears and Wanda Spears both of Bowling Green, KY.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin City Church Adoption fund in Franklin, IN or to the Robertson County 4-H program. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Faye Maxwell

April “Faye” Maxwell, age 75 of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at her daughter’s home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Saturday, April 23, with Chaplain Benessa Sweat officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery in Sango with Bubba Baker, Jonathan Hackett, Brian Hackett, Sean Romero, Terry Duke, and Brandon Baker serving as pallbearers. A Celebration of Life cookout was held at her daughter’s home following the burial for family and immediate friends.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mrs. Maxwell was born on April 3, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Ronnie & Christine Hendrickson. She retired after 15 years from the banking business. She was the former owner of FaRons Café and co-owner of Mama’s Southern Style Restaurant. Mrs. Maxwell loved to live life to its fullest. It took her a long time to evolve, but she aced it in the end. She adored her two dogs, Stinker and Poopoo. She was a wonderful aunt, mother, and a spunky well-loved grandmother. She attended LifePointe Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Maxwell; brother, Jerry Baker; sister, Brenda Waits; grandson, Corey Anderson; and nephew, Scott Wolfe.

Survivors include her sons, Sammy Maxwell and Christopher (Rosanne) Maxwell; daughter Tammy Maxwell (Brian) Hackett; brother, John (Terry) Baker; sister, Pamela Parman; grandchildren, floral squareJohn, Krista, Emily, Quinn, Emmitt, Luke, Eli, and Ryan; and great-grandchildren, John, Gage, Lexie, Marty, Laney, Lake, Novalee, Timber, Haley, Ella, and Abby.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to YAIPAK Outreach in care of LifePoint Church, 1915 Rossview Road, Clarksville, Tennessee 37043

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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 Raymond David Moran

Age 84 of Goodlettsville passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at The Residence of Alive Hospice. He was born December 6, 1937 in Waverly, TN to Sylvester & Anna Margaret Felts Moran. He was a machinist and the owner of M&M Machine before his retirement. He enjoyed restoring old cars and enjoyed working with his hands. He was known to be able to fix anything.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Laverne “Dolly” Seigler; brother, Leo Moran. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruth Ann Moran, Goodlettsville, TN; sons, David Wayne (Karen) Moran, Greenbrier, TN and Randall Edward (Melinda) Moran, Portland, TN; daughter, Brenda Darlene (Keeney) Lassiter, Greenbrier, TN; brother, Ronzo (Wanda) Moran, Waverly, TN; sisters, Margie Hagewood, Cumberland Furnace, TN, Margaret (Gary) Carrington, Vanleer, TN, Birdie Bishop (Joe Bledsoe), Dickson, TN, Nancy Hamm, Waverly, TN and Diane (Jim) Hotchkiss, McEwen, TN; sister-in-law, Doris Moran, Vanleer, TN; brother-in-law, Richard Seigler, Cumberland Furnace, TN; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Nick Moran officiating. Interment followed in Mayes Cemetery with Brandon Moran, Cody Wade, Nick Moran, Eli Moran, Bradley Moran and Joseph Bush serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the floral squarefamily was Friday, April 22, 2022 5-9PM and Saturday, April 23, 2022 9-11am at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson St. Nashville, TN 37203 or to Mayes Cemetery Fund 7544 Swift Road Greenbrier, TN 37073 for the mowing and upkeep of the cemetery.

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

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Obituary for Penny Lynn Nocton

Age 64 of White House passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022. She was born February 9, 1958 in Nashville, TN to Roosevelt & Margaret Ann Bennett Hinsley. She worked as a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 30 years, Ken Nocton, White House, TN; daughter, Michelle Turner, Hendersonville, TN; brothers, Buddy Hinsley, Goodlettsville, TN and Teddy (Angie) Hinsley, Portland, TN; sisters, Connie Hartman, Goodlettsville, TN, Tammy (John) Mincey, Goodlettsville, TN and Kay (Sara Jane) Hinsley, Hendersonville, TN.

floral squareFuneral service was Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Monday, April 25, 2022 4-8PM and Tuesday, April 26, 2022 11am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Richard Carl Nold

Age 83 of Goodlettsville went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at his home. He was born February 27, 1939 in Miami, FL to Jacob Ludwig and Louise Dora Beil Nold. He attended Miami Technical High School, where he received a degree in Diesel Mechanics. He later received an Associates Degree from Gwinett Technical College in Warehouse Management. He worked as a warehouse manager for Convergent Media before his retirement. Mr. Nold enjoyed woodworking, working on cars and was a handyman of all trades. He had served as a deacon for Decatur Heights Baptist Church in Decatur, GA before retiring to Hopkinsville, KY. He and his wife moved to Tennessee in 2019.. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jacob Arno Nold; sister, Elise Charlotte Marie Nold.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Nold, Goodlettsville, TN; daughter, Christine (Kevin) Holler, White House, TN; granddaughter, Caitlyn Elise Holler, White House, TN; nephews, David (Joann) Nold and Timothy (Brenda) Nold, both of Rockford, IL; 3 great nieces and 1 great nephew.

floral squareFuneral service was Friday, April 22, 2022 at 1 pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Doug Lee officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, April 22, 2022 10am-1pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers family is requesting donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

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Obituary for Andrew Sikora

Andrew Jonathan Sikora, age 42 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, passed away Monday, April 18, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends.

Funeral Mass was conducted at St. Ann Catholic Church, 5101 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, Tennessee at 10:30AM on Saturday, April 23rd, with Father Michael Fye as Celebrant. Burial at sea will be at a later date. John Sikora, Eric Cline, Lopaka Bounds, Justin Jenney, Sonny Lethcoe, Jayson Remfert, Tony Vaughan and Tim Sikora will be serving as pallbearers.

There was no visitation prior to the funeral mass.

Andrew was born on February 11, 1980 in Lorain, Ohio to John & Stephanie Cline Sikora. He grew up on Lake Erie which was the start of his love of the water and boating. His family later moved to Ashland, Ohio where he graduated from Ashland High School in 1998. After high school, Andrew enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served with the 2D RECON Battalion. Following his USMC service, he graduated from The Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University all the while serving as a Load Master and Sensor Operator Trainer with the United States Air Force Air National Guard.

He was employed by Force X as a program manager in Nashville, TN. Andrew had a personality that was larger than life. He walked into a room and captivated his audience with his infectious personality, humor and smile. Andrew was a person who lived life with great passion; which showed throughout; in his dedication to work, his beloved family, friends, country and as a member of the Knights of Columbus at their church; St. Ann Catholic Church. Andrew spent his free time covered in diesel grease, tinkering with his trucks, tractors, classic car, or in the haul of his boat. He lived his best life in the mountains on his snowboard or speeding around on his boat, being silly with their 4 daughters, shooting guns, hunting with Kimber, paling around with his dad- simply living and loving life fiercely surrounded by those he loved most in his life.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Alicia Sikora; daughters, Kairi, Maryanne, Lily, and Andi Sikora; sister, Allison and Eric Cline; 3 nieces and all his Marine Corps brothers including; Lopaka Bounds, Justin Jenney, Eric Cline, Uncle Tim Sikora.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church or to his wife Alicia for their girl’s future fund.

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 Delores Thomas

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Delores Faye Thomas, age 86, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, April 18, 2022, in Fort Myers, Florida.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00PM Saturday, April 30th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Pastor Chris Royalty officiating.

floral squareBurial followed in EverRest of Cheatham.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 4:00-8:00PM on both Thursday, April 28th, and Friday, April 29th, and again on Saturday, April 30th beginning at 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

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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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