In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of May 7, 2023

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of May 7, 2023

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of May 7, 2023

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for James Wallace Schoolmaster

James Wallace Schoolmaster, 82, of Cedar Hill, died Sunday, May 7, 2023, at his home. The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

Mr. Schoolmaster was born on September 6, 1940, in Grand Rapids MI, to the late Wallace and Rose Kerr Schoolmaster. James was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War. When he got out of the Army he worked and retired as a draftsman for Electrolux in Springfield. He was an avid collector of vinyl records, stamps, and coins. James loved working on his farm, and in his garden.

floral squareMr. Schoolmaster is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bette Schoolmaster of Cedar Hill, daughter; Kimberly Lang of Cedar Hill, Sons; George Schoolmaster of Frankfort, Ky, and Terry Schoolmaster and wife Kristy of Brentwood, Sister; Sue Schoolmaster of Grand Rapids, MI, and Seven 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 Carol Ann Beal Trout

Carol Ann Beal Trout, 83, of Springfield, passed from this life on Saturday May 6, 2023, at NHC Healthcare Center in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Monday May 15th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Bryan Timko, Bruce Baker, Ryan Baker, Alan Baker, Kyle Timko, and Andrew Baker serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Ms. Carol was born January 1, 1940, in Connellsville, PA, to the late Merle and Thelma May Beal. She was a graduate of Hempfield High School Class of 1957, in Greensburg, PA. Ms. Carol retired from assembly work and then went on to work as an elder caregiver. She was of the Christian faith and enjoyed reading and cooking, especially for a crowd. Ms. Carol loved the sunshine and warm weather and loved spending time with her family and her cats. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Ronald Amos Trout and by her sister: Margaret “Peggy” Overly.

floral squareMs. Carol is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Bernadette and Bruce Baker of Springfield, by her son and daughter-in-law: Bryan Andrew and Fran Timko of Hunker, PA, by her sister: Linda Malago of Youngwood, PA, by her grandchildren: Ryan Baker, Alan Baker, Mindy Baker Ramos, Brandon Timko, Kyle Timko, and Matthew Timko, and by her 13 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 Evelyn Bracey Empson

Evelyn Bracey Empson, age 91, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2023

Mrs. Empson was born on May 3, 1932, on the family farm in Greenbrier, TN. She attended Crossroads School and graduated from Greenbrier High School Class of 1949. She retired from the Robertson County Board of Education Central Office after 27 years of service. She joined Springfield Baptist Church on October 24,1954 and was a member of the Sanctuary Choir and Senior Adult Choir for many years. She also served as a Sunday morning Greeter and member of the Bread Ministry. Music was a very important part of her life, and she began at a very young age singing in churches and on the local radio station gospel hour with the Bracey and Cook family. She enjoyed playing the piano and participating in school assemblies. She had a passion for caring, training and loving all family pets throughout her lifetime. She treasured time playing bridge with her Bridge Club friends for over forty years, and Tuesday Bridge at the Robertson County Senior Citizens Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William Orian Bracey and Aline Cook Bracey, sister, Dorothy Bracey Poole, brother, Paul Bracey, Sr., sister-in-law, Pauline Pratt Bracey, and dearly loved nephew Paul (Dickie) Bracey, Jr.

She is survived by her son, Lynn Powell Empson (Cathy), daughter, Beverly Bracey Empson Corbin (Billy), grandchildren, Lauren Empson Head (Clint), Clint William Corbin (Ashley), Nicholas Powell Empson (Lisa), and Leah Bracey Corbin Palmore (Wesley), and nine great grandchildren, Sophie Claire Head, Dane William Corbin, Griffin Lane Head, Grady Peyton Corbin, Corbin James Palmore, Owen Carter Head, Natalie Bray Palmore, Blake Landon Revlett and Cole Bryson Revlett. She is also survived by special nieces Paulette Bracey Duffer and Judy Bracey Parham.

Services will be held on Saturday May 13, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., at the Robertson County Funeral Home. Officiating the service will be Dr. David floral squareEvans and Martin Babb. Honorary pallbearers will be the Serendipity Sunday School Class of Springfield Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home

Memorial donations can be made to the Robertson County Senior Citizens Center or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. All donations may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

Special thank you to the staff at Morningside, nurses C.J. Edrington and MCClain Miolo, and Dr. Matt Browning and staff.

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

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Obituary for William Robert “Bill” Conder Jr.

William Robert “Bill” Conder Jr., age 74, of Greenbrier, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Mr. Conder’s wishes were to be cremated and there are no services scheduled at this time.

Bill was born December 27, 1948, in Louisville, KY to the late William floral squareand Catherine Conder Sr. He was a heavy equipment salesman for many years.

Mr. Conder is survived by his wife of 13 years, Linda Conder; son, Christopher Conder; brother, Mike Conder; and sisters, Kathy Donahue, Cheryl Keeling, and Karen Jones.

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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 Brandon Edward Minnis

Brandon Edward Minnis, age 25, of Franklin, KY, formerly of Springfield, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2023 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2pm Wednesday, May 10th in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Tony Straton and Bro Toby Birdwell officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10am until time of the service at 2pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Brandon was born May 14, 1997, in Madison, TN to Brad and Beth Minnis. He had worked for Electrolux in Springfield.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Marshall and Donna Goforth; and an uncle, Mark Minnis.

floral squareBrandon is survived by his parents, Brad and Christy Minnis, and Beth Harper; brothers, Caleb (Jamie) Coleman, Nick (LynnAnn) Swift, David Harper, Aaron Harper, and Casey Belcher; sister, Tiffany (Jon) Lowhorn; paternal grandparents, Kelly and Sheryl Minnis, and Danny and Judy Wilson; a special aunt, Ann Wooden; and a nephew, Alex Swift.

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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 Johnny Stack, Sr.

John Thomas “Johnny” Stack, Sr., age 67, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Saturday, May 6, 2023, at his home.

His remains will be cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Mr. Stack was born on December 5, 1955, in Clarksville, Tennessee, to the late James & Mary Law Stack. He was an owner/operator of Stack’s Grocery and had also been a substitute mail carrier. He enjoyed golfing and was a huge UT, Titans, and Braves fan.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Stack.

floral squareSurvivors include his sons, John Stack, Jr. and Jacob Stack; sister, Betty Jo Cross; and mother of his children, Pam Brooksher Stack.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s 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 Robert Edward Hawkins

Age 73 of White House passed away Friday, May 5, 2023 at his home. He was born December 2, 1949 in Nashville, TN to Robert Hunter & Frances Ruth Ford Hawkins. He was retired from the Metro Nashville Fire Department with 35 years of service. He renovated and built houses and storage sheds. He enjoyed working on his old Ford truck, supporting Vanderbilt athletics and attending sporting events for his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles T. Hawkins; sister, Carolyn Propes. He is survived by his son Bryan (Wendy) Hawkins, Hendersonville, TN; daughter, Ashley (Rusty) Dugan, White House, TN; sisters, Nancy WIlliams, Huntsville, AL, Betty (Jim) Lee, Nappa VIne, WA and Mai Thacker, Hermitage, TN; 6 grandchildren, Brayden, Hunter, Bailey, Mallorie, Meredith and Madeline.

floral squareA graveside service and committal is scheduled for Friday, May 12, 2023 at 2pm in Hllcrest Cemetery with a chaplain from the Nashville Fire Department officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Hillcrest Cermetery Columbarium There is no visitation planned. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the “Box 55 Association

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

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Obituary for Kristopher “Blake” Jones

Age 28 of Springfield passed away Friday, May 5, 2023 in Nashville. He was born July 14, 1994 in Nashville, TN to Edward Earl Jones, III and Crystal Dawn Quarles. He loved skateboarding and fishing. Blake was a member of Aberdeen First Baptist Church in Aberdeen, NC. A very blessed time in his life was in 2005 when he was able to lead his father to Jesus. His Dad now serves in ministry.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Joyce Quarles. He is survived by his mother, Crystal Howell, Platte City, MO; father, Eddie (Lisa) Jones, Springfield, TN; brothers, Josiah Jones, Micah Jones and Isaiah Jones, all of Springfield, TN, Peyton Howell, Platte City, MO; sister, Alexis Howell (Bryan Lenus) Shelton, WA; maternal grandfather, Homer Quarles, White House, TN; paternal grandparents, Ed & Kay Jones, Springfield, TN.

floral squareA funeral service is scheduled for Thursday evening May 11, 2023 at 6pm at the chapel at The Church at Grace Park with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. A private family inurnment will follow at a later date at the Hillcrest Cemetery Columbarium. Visitation with the family is planned for Thursday, May 11, 2023 3-6PM at the chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to The Children’s Ministry at The Church at Grace Park 506 Hester Drive White House, TN 37188

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

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Obituary for Belinda Winters

Belinda Jo Winters, age 70 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Friday, May 5, 2023 at Tri Star NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Wednesday, May 10th with Bro. Barry Throneberry and Bro. Joe Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in Bellwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Wednesday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Winters was born on April 12, 1953 in Nashville, Tennessee to Clifford Gibson and the late Ruby Gibson. She began her teaching career in Davidson County, and then in Cheatham County at Pleasant View Elementary and Sycamore Middle School. She finished her career as a student teacher supervisor at Austin Peay State University for a total of 44 years in education. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ.

In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by a brother, Mark Gibson.

floral squareIn addition to her father, she is survived by her husband of 42 years, Rick Winters; son Matt Winters; daughter, Allison (Charlie) Jackson; sister, Donna (Bruce) Atkins; grandchildren, Leighton Ruby-Marie Jackson and Cooper James Jackson; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Sycamore Middle School Library Fund, 1025 Old Clarksville Pike, Pleasant View, TN 37146.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Sarah Elizabeth Hulsey Bedwell

Sarah Elizabeth Hulsey Bedwell, 85, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Friday May 5, 2023, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday May 10th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Flatt officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Timmy Fugate, Tyler Fugate, Gabe Fugate, Thomas Young, Stephen Howerton, and John Jackson, Jr., serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Sarah was born February 24, 1938, in Cross Plains, to the late William Harvey and Lillie Fisher Hulsey. She was a homemaker and worked mowing commercial grass for over 30 years. Sarah enjoyed fishing, listening to gospel music, and being with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Ronnie Bedwell, and by several siblings.

floral squareSarah is survived by her niece and caregiver: Becky Jackson of Greenbrier, by her niece: Margie Pruitt of St. Cloud, FL, by her nephew: Timmy Hulsey of Springfield, by her niece: Pam Carter of Cross Plains, by her nephew: Dale Hulsey of Cross Plains, by her nephew: Bobby Pentecost of Cross Plains, by her niece; Diane Kopulos of Springfield, and by her great nieces and nephews that she helped raise: Carolyn Young Howerton of Greenbrier, Frances Young Fugate of Greenbrier, Thomas Young of Greenbrier, and Randy Young of Greenbrier.

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

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Obituary for Frederick Beard

Frederick Beard, age 92, of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Thursday, May 4, 2023 at his home.

Mr. Beard was born on May 13, 1930, in London, England, to the late William & Harriet Beard. He was a veteran of the United Kingdom Army. He was a retired union carpenter in the construction business for over 30 years having received a gold watch for being in the union for 50 years. He was a crew member in drag racing and played the bagpipes. The proudest achievement for Mr. Beard and his wife, Christine, was that they both become United States citizens in the 1960’s.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Christine Beard; and his siblings.

floral squareSurvivors include his son, David (Susan) Beard; daughter, Sara Beard; granddaughter, Taegen Beard; and a host of loving nieces and nephews in the United States and overseas.

His wishes were to be cremated, and there are no services are planned.

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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 Belinda Winters

Belinda Jo Winters, age 70 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Friday, May 5, 2023 at Tri Star NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Wednesday, May 10th with Bro. Barry Throneberry and Bro. Joe Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in Bellwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Wednesday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Winters was born on April 12, 1953 in Nashville, Tennessee to Clifford Gibson and the late Ruby Gibson. She began her teaching career in Davidson County, and then in Cheatham County at Pleasant View Elementary and Sycamore Middle School. She finished her career as a student teacher supervisor at Austin Peay State University for a total of 44 years in education. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ.

In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by a brother, Mark Gibson.

floral squareIn addition to her father, she is survived by her husband of 42 years, Rick Winters; son Matt Winters; daughter, Allison (Charlie) Jackson; sister, Donna (Bruce) Atkins; grandchildren, Leighton Ruby-Marie Jackson and Cooper James Jackson; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Sycamore Middle School Library Fund, 1025 Old Clarksville Pike, Pleasant View, TN 37146.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Alvin Wayne Armes

Alvin Wayne Armes, age 78, of Springfield, passed away Monday, May 1, 2023 at his home.

Memorial services were conducted at 1pm Friday, May 5th in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.

The family received friends from 11am until time of the service at 1pm Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Armes was born June 24, 1944 in Adams, TN to the late Clyde Bronco Arms and Ada Bell Jones Arms. He worked for Auto Zone for many years, loved being a “PawPaw”, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Armes was preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph Allen Arms, and Kenneth Arms; and a nephew, Allen Arms.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna Armes; son, Jason Wayne (Kelly) Armes; daughter, Kelly D. (Jason) Guy; 4 grandchildren, Jesse, Kaden, Kierra, and Jasmine; sister, Debra McEwing; and a nephew, Glenn Arms.

If so desired, in lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Mrs. Donna Armes to help with expenses. Donations may be made directly to the family or may be sent to the family in c/o Austin & Bell Funeral Home.

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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 Ruby Mae Clinard Melton

Ruby Lack Clinard Melton, age 94, of Greenbrier, passed away Monday, May 1, 2023 at NHC Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted at 11am Thursday, May 4th in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Bro. Billy Bowers officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Mrs. Melton’s grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Melton was born May 27, 1928, in Logan County, KY to the late John Lack and Geneva Crafton Lack. She was raised in Homer, Ky until she married Ollie Clinard in 1946. Four children were born to this union Judy, Linda Joyce, Randy, and Danny. They made their home in Homer, Ky and later moved to Orlinda, TN and then settling in Greenbrier. Mrs. Melton was a homemaker and loved to sing with her siblings in their gospel group The Lack Family. They traveled for years to different churches and events singing. After their brothers passed, the sisters, Ruby, Rosie and Lois kept singing together for many years. She was a member of Unity Free Will Baptist Church of White House.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Melton was preceded in death by her husbands, Ollie Clinard (1975) and Dave Melton (1979); son, Randy Clinard (2010); and daughter, Judy Gay (2000).

floral squareShe is survived by her daughter, Linda Joyce (Jimmy) Estes of Greenbrier; and son Danny (Deana) Clinard of Pleasant View; grandchildren, Scott (Jennifer) Gay of Greenbrier, Sherry (Bob) Reed of Mountain Grove, MO, Steve (Katy) Gay of Englewood, Florida, John Clinard of Murray, Ky, Jordan and Joseph Clinard of Pleasant View; sisters, Rosie (Grady) Belcher, and Lois (Neal ) Taylor; 8 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home 2619 Hwy 41S., Greenbrier, TN
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Obituary for James Howard “Pete” Riddle

James Howard “Pete” Riddle, age 84, of Greenbrier, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at 1pm Friday, May 5th in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Bishop Rodger Thaxton officiating. Burial followed in the Beech Cemetery in Hendersonville.

The family received friends from 10am until time of the service at 1pm Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Riddle was born March 6, 1939 in Nashville, TN to the late Eck and Martha Riddle. He was a Meat Cutter for Kroger Grocery Stores and a founding member and Deacon of Hendersonville Pentecostal Church.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, Mr. Riddle was preceded in death by brothers, Horace Riddle and Bob Riddle; and sisters, Marie McClanahan, Louise McClanahan, Evelyn Carney and Darlene Carney.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eula Riddle; sons, Donnie Sanders, Kent (Loretta) Riddle, Steve (Terry) Riddle, and Bobby Riddle; 5 grandchildren, Chelsea, Brock, Ryan, Michael, and Cassie; and 1 great grandson, Waylon James.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home 2619 Hwy 41S., Greenbrier, TN
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Obituary for Anne Mary Singleton (Gallagher)

Anne Mary Singleton (Gallagher), age 57, of White House, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, April 29th, 2023. Born on Earth Day, April 22nd, 1966, Anne loved gardening and making the world more beautiful with her green thumb. She worked for Robertson County School Nutrition and enjoyed serving the children of Greenbrier Middle School. Anne always had a way with children and treated every child as her own. She was funny, smart, and kind. Anne was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She made a difference in the lives of many and will be greatly missed.

Preceded in death by her parents John and Mary Gallagher, and brother, Paul Gallagher. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Les; her son Joshua House (Angela White); daughter Nicole Knight (Bobby Knight); daughter Traci House; stepdaughter Kimberly Stornes; grandson Landon Starnes; granddaughter Peyton Knight; floral squaresister Iris Knight; nieces Anne Marie and Erin Knight; along with many family members and friends.

A private celebration of life will be held on a later date. The family would like to express our appreciation for the wonderful help and care given by Alive Hospice.

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Arrangements entrusted to Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services. 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104, Nashville, TN 37209

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Obituary JoAnn Cantwil

JoAnn Cantwil, 86, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Her remains are to be cremated, and there will be no services at this time.

Mrs. Cantwil was born on April 6, 1937, in Toledo, OH to the late Arthur and Lucille Foreman Goralske. She retired as the secretary for Columbus Equipment. JoAnn loved to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while swinging and watching the birds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Donald Cantwil, by her stepson: Donnie Cantwil, and by her brother: Bob Goralske.

Mrs. Cantwil is survived by her son: Jeffrey Miller of Greensboro, NC, by her daughter and son-in-law: Juliann and Joe Bagwell of Springfield, TN, by her stepdaughters and stepson-in-law: Diana and Tim Erdmann of Ruskin, FL, Debbie Petersheim of Toledo, OH, floral squareand Dawn Cantwil of Toledo, OH, by her brothers and sister-in-law: Jimmy and Carole Goralske of Findley, OH, and Jerry Goralske of Toledo, OH, by her sister: Judy Dunn of Maumee, OH, by her stepdaughter-in-law: Debbie Cantwil of Toledo, OH, by her nine grandchildren: Sarah, DJ, Christopher, Lee, Leesha, Evan, Hilary, Mandie, and Ellie, and by her fourteen 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 William Medford Keith

William Medford Keith, 91, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday April 25, 2023, at The Waters of Springfield.

Graveside services were conducted Monday May 1, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the Owens Chapel Cemetery with Tim Harris officiating. The family received friends at the graveside service on Monday.

Mr. Keith was born November 5, 1931, in Springfield. He was President and co-owner of Keith Circle Steel, was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, and was a former member of Western Star Lodge in Springfield. Mr. Keith enjoyed picture painting, and both bird and wildlife watching. He was preceded in death by his wife: Jean Groves Keith, by his father: L.O. Keith, by his mother: Goldie West Fuqua, by his brothers: Biddie, Maxie, and Don Keith, and by his sister: Margie Keith Simmons.

floral squareMr. Keith is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Steve and Kathy Keith of Springfield, by his daughter and son-in-law: Jo Keith Hunter and Charles Hunter of Whites Creek, and by his sisters: Marie Keith Choate of Springfield, and Opal Keith Rush of Houston, TX.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to North Springfield Baptist Church and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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

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Obituary for Edna Mae Mayton

Age 87 of White House went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at her home. She was born January 1, 1936 in Johnson City, TN to John Madison & Delzia Irene Green Duncan. She was retired from AT&T, where she worked in the ICSC Department at the time of her retirement. She was a member of Berean Baptist Church. She enjoyed eating out with family and friends, playing BINGO and attending church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry Mayton; son, Terry Lane; brothers, Raymond and Eugene; sisters Betty Jo and Virginia. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Browne, White House, TN; son, Jim Mayton, Springfield, TN; 6 grandchildren, Angie, Wesley, Misty, Kayla, Heather and Stephanie; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

floral squareFuneral service was held 1pm Monday, May 1, 2023 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Joe Lang officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with Wesley Lane, Nathaniel Scates, Bradley Wells, Bryan Keen, Rocky Brown and Coty Lowe serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Sunday, April 30, 2023 4-8PM and Monday, May 1, 2023 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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