In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of May 15, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of May 15, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries May 9-15, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Derrick Lamar Teasley

Derrick Lamar Teasley was born January 21, 1976 in Montgomery County to Leo Suggs and Anolia Teasley. He went home to be with the Lord on May 10, 2022.

Derrick professed a hope in Christ at an early age at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Ashland City, Tennessee. Derrick graduated from Springfield High School, Class of 1994 where he enjoyed playing sports.

Derrick had a smile that would light up the room. He was a devoted father and believed strongly in family over everything.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lovie and Jimmie Suggs, Pete and Beulah Teasley; uncles, Charles and Sam Northington, George, Herman and Robert Teasley; aunt, Patricia Lisenbee; first cousin and best friends, Lioniel Scott, Danny Lunsford and Timothy Holland.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories: his parents, Leo Suggs (Emma) and Anolia Teasley; devoted wife, Tenesia Kendrick Teasley; children, Taneshia Horton, Damonate Teasley and Dontarrious Teasley; sisters, Tasha Suggs and Sha`netria Suggs (Michael); brother, Leo Suggs; step brothers and step sisters, Reginald Browder, Alexander Browder and Michelle Browder; aunts, Janelle Hendricks (Larry), Judy Suggs Browder, Bonnie Suggs and Mary Teasley; uncle, Glendon Teasley (Chanaliah) and Richard Teasley; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends; and host of devoted friends, Verdell Brooks and Keith Jones.

floral squareViewing and visitation was Saturday, May 21, 2022 1-5 pm at the Crowder Funeral Home and Sunday, 1-2 pm the funeral followed at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, Neptune community, Ashland City, Tennessee; interment, New Hope Free Will Baptist Church cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home 1800 John L. Patterson Street Springfield, Tennessee 37172.

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Obituary for Marilyn Ruth Traughber Curtis

Marilyn Ruth Traughber Curtis, 72, of Springfield, passed from this life on Sunday May 15, 2022, at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday May 19th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor John Jared officiating. Interment will follow in the Williams Chapel Cemetery with Scott Burnette, Tony Drape, Kyle Pitt, Travis Pitt, Nick Traughber, and Austin Curtis serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Curtis was born December 19, 1949, in Springfield, to the late Francis and Evelyn Heatherly Traughber. She was a retired school bus driver with the Robertson County Board of Education and was of the Catholic faith. Mrs. Curtis enjoyed working in her flower garden, going to thrift shops, painting, and spending time with her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Walter Miles Curtis, by her siblings; Shirley Elmore, Ray Traughber, David Traughber, and Tim Traughber, and by her brother-in-law: Wayne Curtis.

floral squareMrs. Curtis is survived by her children; Cindy Rye (Tony Drape) of White House, Rhonda (Scott) Burnette of Cedar Hill, Steven Curtis of Orlinda, and Nick (Amy) Traughber of Portland, by her grandchildren; Kyle Pitt, Travis (Savanna) Pitt, Kara (Jordan) Vaughn, Celina Burnette, Maci (Austin) Watson, Ashlyn (Brandon) Henson, Austin Curtis, Bella Traughber, and Sofia Traughber, by her great grandchildren; Brooklyn Henson, Laura Pitt, Parker Vaughn, Mabry Vaughn, and Deacon Pitt, by her siblings; Don Traughber of Cedar Hill, Connie (Joe) Robertson of Springfield, Sharon (Ray) Ford of White House, Susan (Ernie) Miller of White House, and Donna Ewing of Bellefontaine, OH, by her brothers and sister-in-law: James (Wanda) Curtis of Russellville, KY, Glenn Curtis of Springfield, and by a host of nieces and nephews.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for L C Hyde

On May 15, 2022 the Lord called thy good and faithful servant, L C Hyde to his Heavenly Home. He was born August 5, 1942 to the late David and Birdie Mae Hyde. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Birdie Mae and Bird Ella Hyde; brothers, A C, Robert, David “Buckwheat,” Thomas “Pipe,” James L. , Charles Hyde; and brother-in-law, Rudy Joyner.

L C professed a hope in Christ at St. John A.M.E. Church. He loved his church and was faithful and dedicated in doing what was necessary to help the church. He was on the Steward Board, a member of the Male Chorus, and Chairman of the Family Day Services.

He was educated in the Robertson County Public School System and graduated from Bransford High School, Class of 1962.
L C was joined in matrimony to Emma Jean Wilson, and to this union a son, Troy was born. He was employed with the Brick Yard in Nashville, Tennessee for several years until it closed. He retired from Electrolux after forty-plus years of employment.

L C leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Emma Jean Wilson Hyde; son, Troy (Lataisha) Hyde of Springfield, TN; two sisters, Blanch Joyner and Lola Bell Davis both of Nashville, TN; two grandchildren, Ashley Hyde of Springfield, TN; and Tramale Hyde of Hendersonville, TN; two great-grandchildren, Tramonte and Armani both of Springfield, TN.; three sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Robert) Summers, Etta Hyde, Pauline Hyde; A host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special friends, Cleophus Payne, Curtis Payne, Leona Lyle, Matthew Vaughn and Nay Darden and former co-workers of Electrolux.

floral squareViewing and Visitation was Friday , May 20 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home and Saturday, May 21 at St. John A. M. E. Church with Pastor Michael Joyner, Officiant and Reverend Omar’an D. Lee, Eulogist; Interment, Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home 1800 John L. Patterson Street Springfield, Tennessee 37172.

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Obituary for Larry Thomas Heatherly

Larry Thomas Heatherly, age 78 of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the Bellwood Cemetery with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Burial will follow with Tracy Ayers, Dylan Presler, David Traughber, Andrew Traughber, Dawson Traughber, and Levi Traughber serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Heatherly was born November 23, 1943 in Cross Plains to the late Thomas and Gladys Moses Heatherly. He was retired from the City of Springfield where he was an equipment operator and he was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed being outdoors doing things such as hunting, fishing, and gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Heatherly.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife Linda Holt Heatherly of Cedar Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Tracy Ayers of Springfield; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Polly Heatherly of Springfield; grandchildren; Jenna Traughber, Taylor Presler, Debra Raye Heatherly, Ashley Duncan, and Kaleb Heatherly, 15 great grandchildren and number 16 to arrive in September.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Ted Curtis Ray

Age 75 of Goodlettsville passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born October 5, 1946 in Nashville, TN to Walter Astor & Melba Little Ray. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and was retired from CSX Railroad. Ted loved working on cars, woodworking and tackling remodeling jobs. He was known as a jack of all trades.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donnie Lee Ray. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara Ray, Goodlettsville, TN; sons, Kevin Curtis Ray (Amy Madden Ray), Ridgetop, TN and Keith Lee Ray (Shelley Brooke Ray), Goodlettsville, TN; sister, Beverly Hosse, Goodlettsville, TN; 5 grandchildren.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Gathering is planned for Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 11AM-3PM at Ted’s home, 106 Morning View Court in Goodlettsville, TN 37072. All his friends and family are invited to come by and celebrate his life.

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

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Obituary for Jamie Perry

James “Jamie” Eugene Perry, age 44 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Friday, May 13, 2022.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Thursday, May 19, with Jake Lockert officiating. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Aden Perry, LA Altom, Gabe Altom, Logan Moore, Conner Fitzgerald, Bryan Rediker serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, May 19th from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Jamie was born on January 6, 1978 in Nashville, Tennessee to his father, Keith Perry & his mother, Kimberly Perry. He worked as a welder and also loved to landscape.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James, Sr. & Mary Knight.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Aden Perry (partner, Hope); daughter, Bryli Perry; and sisters, Keisha Perry (Clayton) Anderson and Mandi Perry (Fred) Matricardi.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Quintenn Clark Foundation, P O Box 488, Ashland City, TN 37015.

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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 James Donald “Maverick” Cardwell

James Donald “Maverick” Cardwell, 77, of Greenbrier died Monday, May16, 2022. James was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Gayla Cardwell and by his parents.

He served in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from the Roofers Local 176 where he served as the Vice President.

He is survived by his son, Nicky (Brittany) Cardwell, daughters Candy DeMoss, Cristy Cardwell and Tracey (Randy) Carson, and granddaughter, Tristin, whom he has floral squarehad custody of from an infant, brother, Billy Cardwell and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at the Elks Lodge in Madison TN on Sunday May 22 from 3-6.

Arrangements entrusted to Tennessee Cremation and Mortuary Service 2558 HWY 41 S Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Ruby Elizabeth Watts Shepard

Ruby Elizabeth Watts Shepard, age 101, left this life for eternal salvation on May 14, 2022. Mammie, as she was known by all that knew and loved her, was greeted at heavens gate by the love of her life, husband S.F. Shepard and children, Faye Johnson, Shirley Hester, Frank Shepard, and Donald Ray Shepard; parents, Joe and Hazel Watts; siblings, A.J. Watts, Cecil Watts, Gilbert Watts, Darlene Nicholson, Renee Holt, and Dorothy Brake.

Mammie leaves behind loving children, Dimple (Mike) Warren, Bill (Christine) Shepard, Tippy (Linda) Shepard and adoring grandchildren, Robin (Todd) Allman, Kendra (Bayard) Sheldon, Kimber (Gregg) Dills, Delvin (Susan) Hester and Steve (Cathy) Shepard along with 7 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-great-grandson. She is also survived by her sister, Margie Wall, along with numerous extended family and friends.

Mammie loved her family fiercely, raising and loving 6 generations of children. She loved to cook and believed the kitchen, where all would often gather, to be the heart of her home. There was very little in the world that Mammie’s Chicken n’ Dumplings, Fried Pies or Chocolate Buttermilk Cake couldn’t fix. She kissed thousands of boo-boos and gave many more of the best hugs but was quick to switch your legs if you got out of line, usually laughing as she chased you only to find a popsicle for punishment in the end as Mammie’s heart knew no bounds. Mammie will always be known for her stories, of which there were many, her love of quilting, painting, and sewing.

floral squareA lifelong member of Red River Baptist Church, Mammie loved Jesus and spread that love to all that would listen and even those that would not.

“I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race. I have kept the faith” 2 Tim. 4:7

Graveside Service May 17. 10:30 AM at Springfield Memorial Gardens Springfield, TN 37172

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

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Obituary for Freeman Shannon Stark

Age 90 of Springfield passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at NHC in Springfield. He was born March 7, 1932 in Springfield, TN to Dallas & Mattie Shannon Stark. He retired as a mechanic from RC Bottling Company. He enjoyed working on and restoring old tractors. He enjoyed fixing anything with a motor. He loved attending tractor pulls and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Thomas Maynard; 3 brothers, Clyde Stark, Jesse Stark and Russell Stark; son-in-law, Billy Roberts. He is survived by his wife, Betty Stark, Springfield, TN; sons, Joe (Robin) Stark, Springfield, TN and Shannon (Jodie) Stark, Portland, TN; daughter, Rita Roberts, Springfield, TN; 5 grandchildren, Nikki (Dwight) Hinkle, Misty (Marshall) Romero, Whitney (Chris) Stark, Jimmie Joe Maynard and Luke Maynard; 10 great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Rylee, Savannah, Peyton, Colin, Kaylee, Karson, Ziya, Shayna and Chevey; great great grandson, Jack.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Tim Sharp officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Tuesday, May 17, 2022 2-8PM and Wednesday, May 18, 2022 9-11am 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 Ronald Ray Wood

Age 88 of White House passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born August 21, 1933 in Hurricane, Utah to William E. & Elsie Stout Wood. He worked in electronics manufacturing for Square D. He was retired from the U.S. Army, where he served in special forces as a green beret. He proudly served his country in Korea and in Vietnam. His highly decorated uniform is proudly displayed at the White House History Museum.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Lynette Wood and Rhonda Edwell; 5 brothers; 2 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Wood, White House, TN; daughters, Jeri Kimm (Fred) Houston, FL, Sue Willey, WA, Aileen Rae, Nashville, TN and Kathleen Dean, Whie House, TN; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment will follow at 2pm in Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation is planned for Monday, May 16, 2022 4-8pm and Tuesday, May 17, 2022 9-11am 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 William Clayton Jones Sr

“Billy”-Age 80 of White House passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. He was born October 27, 1941 in White House, TN to Royce & Lorene White Jones. He was retired from AMF as a machinist and had worked at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts after retirement. He was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors, especially on his farm. He loved listening to Elvis music. He was a wonderful father and husband and Pa to the grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Brenda Jones; sons, William (Julie) Jones, Jr. and Christopher Jones; 3 grandchildren, Shawn Jones, Lavaeh Jones and Parker Jones, all of White House, TN.

floral squareFuneral service was Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12 noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Morris Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Friday, May 13, 2022 4-8pm and Saturday, May 14, 2022 10am-12pm 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 Regina Ann Marshall Denami

“Gina”-Age 61 of Hermitage passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Summit Medical Center. She was born November 9, 1960 in Nashville, TN to Charles & Ruth Hardin Marshall. She worked in payroll for the Transportation Industry. She loved the rock band Bon Jovi and was an avid Tennessee Titans fan. Gina enjoyed watching her grandchildren play softball, traveling to the beach and soaking up the sun at Nashville Shores.

She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Marshall; brother, Perry Joe Marshall; daughter-in-law, Becky Denami. She is survived by her loving husband of 38-1/2 years, Tony Denami, Hermitage, TN; sons, Anthony Joseph Denami, Jr., Hermitage, TN and William Lawrence (Betsy) Denami, Franklin, TN; mother, Ruth Marshall, Greenbrier, TN; brother, Randy (Joan) Marshall, Hendersonville, TN; 5 grandchildren, Houston (Rebekah), Zach (Kenzie), Reagan, Caylee and William; 1 great grandchild that’s on the way.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Gary Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Hardin Cemetery in Portland, TN with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Saturday, May 14, 2022 4-7pm and Sunday, May 15, 2022 12:30pm-2pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

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Obituary for Ruth Ann Gilbert

Age 80 of White House passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at her home. She was born August 26, 1941 in Richmond, VA to Joseph P. & Katherine Powell Dobb. She worked as a homemaker. Ann enjoyed playing guitar and singing, going to flea markets and yard sales, playing bingo, flower gardening, cooking and spending time caring for her family, especially the grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James E. Gilbert; son-in-law, Richard Nester. She is survived by her sons, James Gilbert, Jr. White House, TN, Joseph P. Gilbert, Mechanicsville, VA and Charles A. (Barbara) Gilbert, Madison, TN; daughter, Sharon Nester, Glen Allen, VA; sister, Joann (Robert E.) Chapman, VA; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was Friday, May 13, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Chaplain Bing Davis officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Friday, May 13, 2022 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice 1710 Patterson Street Nashville, TN 37203

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

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Obituary for Samuel Wyatt Moss

Samuel Wyatt Moss, age 25, of Greenbrier, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

The family will hold a memorial visitation and service at Travis Price Park on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The times and exact location in the park will be announced later.

Wyatt was born May 13, 1996 in Springfield, TN to Samuel Matt and Sandra Renee Leftrick Moss. He enjoyed disc golf, listening to music, playing with dogs, roller blading, skateboarding, gaming with his nephew Trent, and he loved trying to figure out how things worked.

He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Norma Gammon.

floral squareWyatt is survived by his mother, Sandra Renee Buckner; father, Samuel Matt Moss; brother, Gregory Buckner; sisters, Tasha Buckner and partner Phillip Dawson, and Teala Buckner and partner Sam Barnes; grandparents, Judy and Jim Dowlen; half-brothers, Jeremy Wayne Moss and Joshua David Moss; and his nephew, Trent Massey.

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

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(Updated) Obituaries May 2-8, 2022

Obituary for Logan Thomas Hall

Logan Thomas Hall, age 13 of Springfield, TN died Friday May 6, 2022, at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. His remains rest with the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held on Thursday May 12, 2022, at 4:30 pm at the East Robertson High School Football Field with Matt Stewart and Spencer Barnard officiating. Burial followed in Palestine Church Cemetery with the ERHS Baseball team serving as pallbearers. Coaches, Jason Young, Chad Bruce, Josh Jones, Josh Pulley, Roy Holmes, Jeremy Head and Derek Wix will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday May 11th from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains, TN and again on Thursday from 1 pm until 3:30 pm at the church.

Logan was born June 13, 2008, in Springfield, TN to Joshua Landon Hall and Leslie Anne Stroud Hall. He was in the eighth grade at East Robertson Middle School where he played baseball and football. He also played on many traveling baseball teams, the Tennessee Bucks, Five Star Mafia and the Old Hickory Generals to name a few. He loved his family, friends, and coaches. Logan spent the last year fighting leukemia, a battle which he won. His parents said he was put on this earth to spread love which was ever so apparent in his concern for the other patients at Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital. He never complained about the cards he was dealt, he just played them, and did so with courage, honor, and dignity.

Logan is survived by his parents, Leslie and Josh Hall; brother, Jace Landon Hall; grandparents, Rita “Nana” and Lanny “Papa” Hall and Melinda “Granny” and Tom “Paw Paw” Stroud; aunt, Kaylea “KayKay” Hall; uncle, Michael Stroud; cousin, Dylan Stroud and a host of aunts and uncles.

floral squareThe family encouraged everyone to wear comfortable clothing. That’s what Logan would have wanted.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations may be made in Logan’s memory to East Robertson High School Athletics. All donations may be sent care of the Robertson County Funeral home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Will Freeman Oliver home

On May 2nd, 2022 the Lord called Will Freeman Oliver home. Born October 11, 1942 in Springfield, TN Mr. Oliver was a lifelong resident of the best place on Earth – Robertson County. He was a God loving man who spent his life worshipping and following in the teachings of Jesus Christ. He was devoted to his family. He loved his wife Dianne with all his heart and his children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. Mr. Oliver always had a positive attitude even in the most difficult of times. No matter the circumstances, it was always going to be ok, the Lord has a plan. He took immense pride in a hard day’s work and was a life long farmer, a member of the TN National Guard, and spent 53 years serving the residents of Tennessee as a Maintenance Engineer for TDOT. He was patient, giving, loving, and the perfect example of a great man.

He is preceded in death by his loving mother and father Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Oliver, the love of his life Dianne Fletcher Oliver, and a special friend Martha Hewell.

He is survived by his son Matthew Will Oliver (Becca), his daughter Amanda Berger (Michael), granddaughter Alexis Owens, grandson Matthew Blake Oliver, his brother-in-law John R. Fletcher, Jr. (Dawn), and his little princess dog Mia.

The family would like to express our appreciation and efforts made by Dr. Raymond Craciun and the entire CCU nursing staff at Northcrest Medical Center.

floral squareFuneral services were conducted Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Hollis officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Paul Benton, John R. Fletcher, Jr., Michael Berger, Matthew Oliver, Robert Nicholson, and Greg Worley 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.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Good Springs Freewill Baptist Church. 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 Faustina Griffin

Faustina Harris Griffin, age 87 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Saturday, May 7, 2022 at her daughter’s home.

There was a private family graveside service only with her son-in-law, William Ronald Pentecost officiating and Bob Palmore as the vocalist. Serving as pallbearers were Charlie Griffin, Trevor Griffin, Frank Powers, Jr., Jeremy Powers, Johnny Palmore, and Ben Palmore. Honorary pallbearers serving were Frank Powers, Sr., Jerry Griffin, and William Bratton.

Mrs. Griffin was born on January 18, 1935 in Ashland City, Tennessee to the late Frank and Myrtle Hooper Harris. She was retired after 28 years in the banking business. She was a loving mother and wife who loved to read her Bible, Christian books, and Bible commentaries. She enjoyed all kinds of flowers, but especially loved day lilies. Her heart was her Lord and her family, and she was a member of the church of Christ at Greenbrier in Ashland City.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, McKinley Griffin, Jr.; and sisters Ruth Louise Harris and Frances Harris Griffin.

Survivors include her son, David Forrest (Melanie) Griffin; daughter, Dana Griffin (William Ronald) Pentecost; sisters, Marian Harris Hunter and Doye Harris Latimer; and granddaughter, Lenora (William) Pentecost-Bratton.

floral squareThe family wishes to extend a special “thank you” to her special caregivers, Debra Peek, Monica Coffee, and Taondra Fergerson.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Phillipine Missions in care of Aaron Schwartz, 1108 Center Rd, Rogersville, Mo. 65742.

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 John Royce Baggett

John Royce Baggett, age 73 of Springfield passed away at his home on May 6, 2022 surrounded by his family.

Mr. Baggett was born on January 4, 1949 to the late Charles and Edna Baggett in Springfield and is a graduate of Greenbrier High School. He joined the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. Mr. Baggett worked for many years at Conwood Tobacco before he retired.

He was described as a good ole country boy, Mr. Baggett would help anyone in need, his priorities in life were Family, Friends, and Farming. He was a quick thinker and had a wry sense of humor and he knew more about cars than anyone around. Just a few days ago one of Mr. Baggett’s longtime friends called and had some question about buying a new car. He belonged to the Tobacco Car Club for many years and loved his Black 1963 Impala. After the car club dispersed a few years ago, Mr. Baggett began spending more time with his military buddies at VFW Post 2120.

Mr. Baggett is survived by his wife Susan Baggett; son, Charles (Jennifer) Baggett; grandchildren, Riley Baggett, Matthew Stark and Christopher Stark; brother, James David (Carolyn) Baggett and sister Teresa Hudgens.

floral squareA Military Graveside Service was held on Monday, May 9th at Noon at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Vistation with the family was held on Monday from 9am until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request that you do something nice for a stranger and pass on John’s goodwill to others around him.

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These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172: 615-384-5437

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Obituary for Ronald Lee Covington

Ronald Lee Covington, 74, of Orlinda, passed away on Wednesday May 4, 2022, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

A Celebration of Life service was conducted Saturday May 14th at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Orlinda with Pastor Mark Carroll officiating. The family received friends at the Celebration of Life service.

Mr. Covington was born August 7, 1947, in Orlinda, to the late Arleigh and Christine Harris Covington. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was a retired U.S. Army/National Guard Military Pilot. Mr. Covington loved playing pool, playing cards, working in his shop, and he loved canning and freezing the vegetables that he grew in his garden each year. His passion was flying helicopters and serving his country.

floral squareMr. Covington is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law: Matthew Covington of Orlinda, Brandon and Maeghan Covington of Orlinda, and Troy Covington of Missouri, by his daughter: Christina Covington of Orlinda, by his fiancé: Lyn Drake of Orlinda, and by his 6 grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Will Freeman Oliver

On May 2nd, 2022 the Lord called Will Freeman Oliver home. Born October 11, 1942 in Springfield, TN Mr. Oliver was a lifelong resident of the best place on Earth – Robertson County. He was a God loving man who spent his life worshipping and following in the teachings of Jesus Christ. He was devoted to his family. He loved his wife Dianne with all his heart and his children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. Mr. Oliver always had a positive attitude even in the most difficult of times. No matter the circumstances, it was always going to be ok, the Lord has a plan. He took immense pride in a hard day’s work and was a life long farmer, a member of the TN National Guard, and spent 53 years serving the residents of Tennessee as a Maintenance Engineer for TDOT. He was patient, giving, loving, and the perfect example of a great man.

He is preceded in death by his loving mother and father Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Oliver, the love of his life Dianne Fletcher Oliver, and a special friend Martha Hewell.

He is survived by his son Matthew Will Oliver (Becca), his daughter Amanda Berger (Michael), granddaughter Alexis Owens, grandson Matthew Blake Oliver, his brother-in-law John R. Fletcher, Jr. (Dawn), and his little princess dog Mia.

The family would like to express our appreciation and efforts made by Dr. Raymond Craciun and the entire CCU nursing staff at Northcrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Hollis officiating. Burial followed in Springfield floral squareMemorial Gardens with David Paul Benton, John R. Fletcher, Jr., Michael Berger, Matthew Oliver, Robert Nicholson, and Greg Worley 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.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Good Springs Freewill Baptist Church. 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 Lois Elizabeth “Bunnie” Simmons

Lois Elizabeth “Bunnie” Simmons, age 90 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Her remains were cremated and a Memorial Service  held at 5pm on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Ridgetop Seventh Day Adventist Church, 104 King St., Ridgetop, TN with Pastor Brian Simmons officiating. The family received friends 4pm until the hour of service at the church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Ozark Adventist Academy, 20997 Dawn Hill East Road, Gentry, AR 72734 or Gem State Adventist Academy, 16115 S. Montana Ave., Caldwell, ID 83607.

She was born in Havana, Cuba, where her parents were missionaries, on July 9, 1931 to the late Joseph Robert and Maddie Frances McWilliam. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Robert Hampton McWilliam, Joseph Livingston McWilliam and Novella McWilliam.

floral squareShe was a member of the Ridgetop Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a Girls Dean at Gem State Academy and various other locations for 27 years. She passionately loved her Lord and family very much. She loved music, piano, reading and cats. A favorite quote of hers was, “Women and cats are always right, men and dogs better get used to it!” She was a member of a Nazarene Church hand bell choir called the “Ding-a-lings” which she enjoyed very much.
She is survived by sons, Kent (Sharon) Simmons of Bakersfield, CA, Lee (Kathy) Simmons of Goodlettsville, TN; daughter at heart, Bethany Looyenga; grandchildren, Zachary Lee (Melissa) Simmons, Brian Scott (Chantelle) Simmons; great-grandchildren, Francesca Lee Simmons, Madeline Savannah Simmons, John Andrew Simmons and Judah Kent Simmons.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Earl Mooneyhan

Vernon Earl Mooneyhan, age 70, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 9, 2022 at 3pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Per his request Mr. Mooneyhan’s remains were cremated following the service.

Visitation was held Monday from 11am until the hour of service at 3pm.

floral squareMr. Mooneyhan was born April 14, 1952 in Springfield to the late Ollie and Mattie Summers Mooneyhan. He was a kind and caring husband and uncle and he loved his family very much.

In addition to his parents Mr. Mooneyhan is preceded in death by his sisters, Lisa Wilkerson and Linda McEwing. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jean Holder Mooneyhan; brothers, George Wilkerson and Tommy Mooneyhan; sister, Marie Yates; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

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

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Obituary for Donald “Buster” Felts

Donald Filmore Felts “Buster”, age 83 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Saturday, May 7th, with Bro. Gary Dillard and Bro. Gene Parton officiating. Burial followed in Good Springs Cemetery with his son, Don, and his grandsons serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Ron Tungate, Jerry Hornberger, Billy Hornberger, and the late Jimmy Fletcher, Johnny York, Kenny Wiggs, and Joe Dillon.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 6th from 2:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Saturday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Felts was born on October 13, 1938 in Joelton, Tennessee to the late Millard & Luna Williams Felts. He was the owner of C & F Millwright Services, Inc. He was a lifelong farmer who was awarded both the Tennessee Young Farmer of the Year and the Tennessee Farmer of the Year. Mr. Felts served as Cheatham County Magistrate and on the Cheatham County School Board. He was a fisherman and a friend who lived and loved large. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Mack Felts and Charles “Pill” Felts; and sister, Mary Lou Dillon.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Ann Felts; son, Don (Pam) Felts; daughters, Karen (Troy) Galbreath, Beth (Randy) Harris, and Cindy (Randall) Moulton; son, Terry (Deb) Coulter; sister, Joyce Fletcher and her dearly beloved children, Jim Fletcher & Jennifer Raines; special niece, Paulette (Troy) Farrar, her daughter, Morgan and special nephew, Junior Hornberger; grandchildren, Karlie, Emma, Troy, Kristi, Brad, Richie, Bryant, Jonathan, Andrew, Victoria, Trevor, Hayley, Summer, Ashley, Hannah, and Callie; and 16 great-grandchildren.

floral squareThe family wishes to extend a special “thank you” to Amedysis Healthcare Services.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 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 Roy Jay Tweed III

Age 76 of Cedar Hill passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at his home. He was born May 26, 1945 in Greenville, TN to Roy Jay Tweed, Jr. & Lucille Freshour Tweed. He worked as an Environmentalist for FHI until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Autumn “Sunny” Tweed; brother, Raleigh Tweed. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Tweed, Cedar Hill, TN; sons, Matt (Jordan) Tweed, White House, TN, John (Autumn) Tweed, Knoxville, Tn and Jason Tweed, Biloxi, MS; daugher, Susan Dyer, Springfield, TN; brothers, Lucas Dean Tweed and Elmer Tweed; sister, Ellen Tweed, all of Greenville, TN; 9 grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was Monday, May 9, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment followed in Cross Plains Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers and with military honors. Visitation with the family was Monday, May 9, 2022 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 37188

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Obituary for John Derald Dukes

John Derald Dukes, age 51 of Greenbrier passed away Monday, May 2, 2022 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Funeral services were at 7pm on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Jeremy Sweets officiating. The family received friends 3pm to 7pm on Monday at the funeral home. Burial followed at 11am, Tuesday, May 10th in the Commerce Cemetery in Watertown, TN.

John was born in Hammond, IN on April 22, 1971 to Roger Derald and Ann Walden Dukes. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Phillip Hunt.

He was a member of Broadmoor Church of Christ and he dearly loved his family and enjoyed hunting, traveling, baseball and just about anything outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Lynn Fix Dukes of Greenbrier; son, Jay Dukes of Franklin, KY;

floral squareDaughter, Katie (Marshall) Hunt and their daughters, Esther and Joanna of Hendersonville; parents, Roger Derald and Ann Walden Dukes of KY; sister, Karen (John) Tucker of IN.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made at www.sacredselections.org

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Lilly “Waynnie” Lorraine Belcher

Age 75 of White House went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 2, 2022 at her home. She was born May 23, 1946 in Goodlettsville, TN to Archie H. & Laura Jane Allen McMurtry. She worked as a realtor for many years and had been the owner of Exit Realty. Waynnie was a multi-million dollar seller, top listing agent and top producer for over multiple years throughout her 38 year career. She was a member of The Church at Grace Park for 45 years. and faithfully supported the White House community for over 38 years. Most importantly she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Leon Belcher; sister, Mary Alice Allen; brother, Freddie Odell McMurtry; sister-in-law, Diane McMurtry; brother-in-law, Don Lanning. She is survived by her son, Timothy Leon (Lori) Belcher, White House, TN; daughter, Tamatha “Tammy” (Keith) Lampley, Goodlettsville, TN; brother, Lloyd McMurtry; sister, Dara Lanning, both of Goodlettsville, TN; 6 grandchildren, Megan, Chelse, Dylan, Delanee, Drew and Dakota; 6 great-grandchildren, Hailee, Shelby, Kiya, Braelyn, Jaxson and Gunnar.

floral squareFuneral service was Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 11am at The Church at Grace Park with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. Interment followed in Hilcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4-8pm and Thursday, May 5, 2022 9-11am at The Church at Grace Park.

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

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Obituary for Jacqueline Ragland

Age 82 of Orlinda passed away Monday, May 2, 2022 at her home. She was born February 15, 1940 in Cross Plains, TN to Robert Taylor & Lillie Mae Yates Yates. She worked for Walmart in the food court before her retirement. She enjoyed singing, listening to Elvis and Slim Whitman music, fishing and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wallace Clinard; son, William Mark Clinard; 5 brothers, Billy, Tommy, Charles, Rayburn and Robert Ellis; 3 sisters, Betty, Polly and Rebecca “Nook”. She is survived by her sons, Michael Anthony Clinard, Portland, TN and Jimmy Clay Clinard, Orlinda, TN; daughter, Amanda Michelle (Jackie) Huff, Orlinda, TN; 15 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was Thursday, May 5 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Lance Wamble officiating. Interment followed in Cross Plains Cemetery with Jimmy Clay Clinard, Jr., Patrick Mclean, Jr., David Alford, Jason Wilson, Anthony Siegrist and Shawn Patton serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Thursday, May 5, 2022 10am until 1pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are requested to be made to Austin & Bell Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

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

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