In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of November 20, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of November 20, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Nov. 14-20, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Joyce Faye Choate

Joyce Faye Choate, 80, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022. She was the second of three daughters born to the late James Vanious Neal and Marjorie Rhea Besheare of DeKalb County, TN on August 13, 1942, in Old Hickory, TN.

In 1960, she graduated from Howard High School in Nashville, TN. While there, she was a cheerleader and worked at Life & Casualty. In December of that year, she married John Wayne Choate of Springfield, TN. Through the years, she loved cooking, bowling, water skiing, camping, car races, friends, and sunshine.

Joyce’s life-long experience in accounting and office management was particularly special the last 10 years of her career. She was so proud to work with her daughter and son-in-law at Orchard Park Animal Hospital. And she always thought she was the luckiest mother in the world to live with her other daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter after the passing of her husband. For Joyce, she would always say, “I love my family more than the air I breathe”.
In addition to her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, John Wayne Choate, in-laws Winford and Geneva Choate; sister, Mildred Neal Williams (John), and brother-in-laws, Robert Dean and Phillip Stacey.

floral squareShe is survived by her daughters, Angela Patton (Terry) and Dana Horner (Ted), “the grandest of all” granddaughters Kayla Anne Campbell (Mark) and Sydney Wayne Horner; sister, Judy Dean; sister-in-law, Jennifer Stacey and many special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 18th 11am – 1pm at Springfield Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held in the Chapel Mausoleum at Springfield Memorial Gardens at 1:00pm with Terry Patton, Ted Horner, Mark Campbell, Paul Horner, Dylan Price serving as pallbearers. The family requests in lieu of flowers to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences can be sent at www.SpringfieldFH.com.

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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 Patrick M. Holbert

Patrick M. Holbert of Greenbrier passed away at the age of 69 on November 17, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

Pat was born on February 20, 1953, in Mexico City, Mexico to the late Murrell “Skinnie” and Grace Mary Holbert. Pat attended Colegio Nueva Granada in Bogotá, Colombia, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Dallas. He was an electrician and worked for many years at Texas Stadium and Metro Nashville Airport Authority.

Pat loved spending time with his wife and children. After retirement, they enjoyed traveling around the world and camping at state parks across Tennessee. He was an avid golfer and a member at Oak Hills Golf Course for many years. He enjoyed woodworking and woodturning and was a member of the Tennessee Association of Woodturners. He also volunteered his time helping Spanish-speaking adults earn their GED through the HiSET program.

Pat is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Teresa Lynn Holbert; children, Jennifer (Jonathan) Brewer and Chris (Paige) Holbert; granddaughter, Chloe Holbert; sister, Mary Ann “Mindy” (Bob) Hyde; nephews, Andy Hyde and Patrick (Lisa) Hyde; and great niece and nephew, Noah and Lyla Hyde.

floral squareA Life Celebration will be held on Monday, December 5, 2022, at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 P.M. followed by a memorial service at 2:00 P.M. with Brother Luis Lopez officiating. Inurnment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Esophageal Cancer Action Network (www.ecan.org).

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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 LTC. Harold E. Fuqua Sr. (Hal)

LTC. Harold E. Fuqua Sr. (Hal) of Greenbrier Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday November 20, 2022, at Alive Hospice, Nashville Tennessee. He was 95 and was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy and his love of the Lord, his family, and his country.

Hal was born in Robertson County TN to Moses and Prudie Fuqua, on December 3, 1926. He was preceded in death by parents: brother Bobby Fuqua and sister Patsy Fuqua Bracey. Survived by his loving wife Peggy of 69 years, daughters Jan and Donald Flick of Burbank California, Lisa and Allen Owens of Greenbrier TN, and sons, Harold (Eddy) Fuqua and David Fuqua of Greenbrier, TN. Granddaughters Mallory and Clay Merritt of Davenport Iowa, Chelsea and Dr. Carson Reed, Spring Hill, TN, Zoe Owens of Greenbrier, TN, and Calie Flick of Burbank, Ca. and Great granddaughter Rosie Reed of Spring Hill, TN.

Hal was a graduate of Springfield High School and Western Kentucky University where he graduated as a History Major. Following high school graduation, he joined the Merchant Marines and was stationed in New York City. He made two Atlantic Crossings at the end of WWII. He loved the military experience and used the GI Bill to attend WKU. He was a member of JRROTC and received a commission following graduation. He served in the U.S. Army for 30 years retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He served in the Korean War and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his actions as a young 2nd Lt. He was a paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne and completed over 600 drops from aircraft, helicopters, and balloons.

Hal completed two tours in Vietnam as an advisor in 1963 to the South Vietnamese Army and in 1970 as part of the command staff stationed at Long Bien. Additionally, he did two tours (6 years) in West Germany as a company commander and later a battalion commander. He loved serving his country.

He retired from the Army and worked for the TN Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) for 12 years writing evacuation plans for nuclear sites and responding to floods and other natural disasters. He then retired to Greenbrier TN to live on the family floral squarefarm. He loved to bowl and play golf in his early years and even considered turning pro as a bowler. In his later years he could be found with his loving wife Peggy at the local Waffle House where he had the same order daily for years. We will miss our Papa.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday December 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Middle Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery on McCrory Lane in Nashville. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

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

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Obituary for Sylvia Arlene Gainous

Sylvia Arlene Gainous, 89, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Sunday November 20, 2022, at NHC Healthcare in Hendersonville. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday November 26th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Jeff Crabtree and Brother Brent Crabtree officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Michael “Mikey” Sanders, Troy Reid, Tyler Reid, Tom Baldwin, Andrew Colón, Nick Mangrum, and Alex Vahl serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gainous was born June 20, 1933, in Springfield, to the late Robert and Nancy Belle Poole Draughon. She was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church in Ridgetop, and worked many years in the cafeteria at Watauga Elementary School in Ridgetop. She always loved the children and wanted to make sure each of them had plenty to eat. Mrs. Gainous loved bird watching, butterflies, and could grow and nurture any flower into a thing of beauty. Everyone that knew her loved her cooking, especially her chicken and dumplings, banana pudding, and chocolate pies. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Jesse Newton Gainous.

floral squareMrs. Gainous is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: James and Regina Gainous of Greenbrier, by her daughter and son-in-law: Julia Arlene and Kenneth Warren of Ridgetop, by her grandchildren: Christy Baldwin, Jamie Reid, Shea Sanders, and Michael “Mikey” Sanders, by her 5 great grandchildren, by her 1 great great grandchild, and by her sisters and brother-in-law: Bobbie Merville of Nashville, Anita and George Crabtree of Franklin, KY.

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

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Obituary for Frances “Sharon” Mayes Lawson

Frances “Sharon” Mayes Lawson, 80, of Greencastle, IN, passed from this life on Saturday November 19, 2022, at the home of her daughter in Greenbrier. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday November 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Travis Shoulders, Dual Bilyeu, Jacob Lepper, Charlie Mayes, Klint Arnold, and Robert Nicholson serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lawson was born January 15, 1942, in Indianapolis, IN. She retired from Leer Corporation. Mrs. Lawson enjoyed her family and she loved anything “grandchildren”. It was the little things that she loved the most. You could find a painted rock, or handmade gift from the grandkids just about everywhere. She enjoyed watching and feeding her hummingbirds and she loved her flowers. Mrs. Lawson looked forward to her Mother’s Day flowers the most and enjoyed playing bingo and cards with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father: Garis W. Spurgeon, by her mother: Sylvania D. Morris, by her husbands: Melvin Mayes and Bob Lawson, and by her siblings: Walter Spurgeon, Richard Spurgeon, and Mary Johansen.

floral squareMrs. Lawson is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Kim and Jewell Henderson of Greenbrier, Kelly Mayes of Greencastle, IN, by her grandchildren: Nikki (Travis) Shoulders, Kasey (Dual) Bilyeu, Mandi (Jake) Foxworthy, Dalton Davis, Garis Mayes, and Kynzie Brown, by her great grandchildren: Graci Lance, Ella Shoulders, Mason Sparks, and Easton Lepper, by her brother: James (Phyliss) Spurgeon of Greencastle, IN, by her sister: Patricia (Robert) Nicholson of Seymour, IN, by her stepbrother: David (Karen) Spurgeon, and by her stepsisters: Charlene Gray and Charlotte (Tom) Cole.

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

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Obituary for Roy Dean “Dugan” Moore

Roy Dean “Dugan” Moore, 87, of the Milldale community, passed away on Saturday November 19, 2022, at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday November 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Lance Wamble and Dr. David Jicka officiating. Interment will follow in the Orlinda Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Josh Moore, Josh Crutcher, Andy Robertson, Deandre Marshall, Chris Aldrovandi, Lynen Mangrum, Joel Ellis, Lincoln Aldrovandi, Malaki Marshall, and Sam DePriest. Honorary pallbearers will be the Character Builders Sunday School class at Orlinda Baptist Church, Benny Jones, and Jerry Jones. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Masonic Services will be conducted Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Moore was born August 10, 1935, in Milldale to the late Guil and Lottie Harris Moore. He was an active member of Orlinda Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and helped teach Sunday School for many years. He ran the family business, Moore Lumber Company, for nearly 60 years. He enjoyed his work, talking and trading stories with his customers, many of whom became great friends. Mr. Moore was a member of the Crystal Fountain Masonic Lodge in Orlinda. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Nathan Moore and Russell Moore, by his sister: Ruth Moore Nelson, and by his daughter-in-law: Patti Moore.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Peggy Mason Moore, whom he married October 17, 1953 and just celebrated their 69th anniversary with, by his two sons: David (Cecelia) Moore and Danny (Tynell) Moore all of Milldale, by his six grandchildren whom he took great pride in being their grandfather: Josh (April) Moore of Springfield, Katie (Josh) Crutcher of Orlinda, Susie (Andy) Robertson of Barren Plains, Chelsie (Deandre) Marshall of Portland, Kami (Chris) Aldrovandi of Elba, AL, and Makenzie Moore of Cookeville, and by his great grandchildren that he felt so honored by: Lynen Mangrum, Joel Ellis, Hailey Martindale, Hunter Martindale, Isabella Crutcher, Lincoln Dugan Aldrovandi, Keighan Marshall, Malaki Marshall, Amelia Robertson, and Jesse Robertson.

floral squareThe family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the 4th floor nurses and doctors at Skyline Medical Center, as well as the nurses and staff of NHC in Springfield for taking such good care of Dugan and the family during his final days.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Shriner Children’s Hospital, or to Orlinda Baptist Church.

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

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Obituary for Ronald Everett Johnson

Age 79 of Cottontown passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022 at his home. He was born September 2, 1943 in Nashville, TN to Everett Arthur & Lena Marie Friedli Johnson. He worked as a tool and die maker until his retirement. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Mr. Johnson enjoyed spending time outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his family most of all.

He is preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Joshua Thomas Johnson; brother-in-law, Bob Griffiths. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Shirley Johnson; sons, Adam (Carrie) Johnson, both of Cottontown, TN and Scott (Tina) Johnson, White House, floral squareTN; sister, Evonne Griffiths, Hendersonville, TN; 4 grandchildren, Lillie, Colleen, Emily and Kailey; 4 great-grandchildren, Fallon, Sloane, Addison and June.

A graveside service and committal are scheduled for Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 11am in Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery with military honors. There is no scheduled visitation.

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

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Obituary for Anthony Wayne Kirby

Anthony Wayne Kirby, age 78, of Greenbrier, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Northcrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Wednesday, November 23, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Harol Dean Kirby, William Franklin Kirby, Mitzi Kirby, Daniel Lee Burns, Richard Wayne Henderson Jr., Robert Lee Clark and Richard Cole Clark serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4-8pm Tuesday, November 22, 2022 and again from 11am until time of service at 1pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Kirby was born February 3, 1944 in Nashville, TN to the late Johnnie Eldridge and Mary Emma Rose Kirby. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was an airplane mechanic.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Kirby was preceded in death by a brother, Johnnie Kirby Jr.; and a sister, Linda Reed.

floral squareMr. Kirby is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Dean Kirby; son, Timothy Burns (Nancy Jenkins); daughter, Monica Leah (Jackie Dean) Drew; 4 grandchildren, Daniel Lee Burns, Kristopher Goff, Jamie Goff and Jay Goff; 6 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; brothers, Johnnie Kirby, William Kirby, Harold Kirby and Ronnie Kirby; and sisters, Rita Rooks, Mae Lutz, Ann Lanier and Sharon Kirby.

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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 Terry Tee Lee Merritt Jr.

Terry “Tee” Lee Merritt, Jr., age 37, of Ashland City, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2022 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Saturday, November 26,2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery North in Goodlettsville.

The family will receive friends from 4-8pm Friday, November 25, 2022 and again from 11am until time of the at 1pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Terry was born May 20, 1985 in Nashville, TN and was a Roofer/Handyman in construction for many years.

Mr. Merritt was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert C. Merritt Sr.; grandmother, Beverly Merritt; and step-grandfather, James Mears.

He is survived by his sons, Parker Merritt, Jasper Merritt and Rylynn Merritt; daughter, Kaylee Merritt; mother, Vickie Ray Thomas; father, Terry Lee Merritt, Sr.; sister, Shawn Jeffreys; and grandmother, Doris Mears.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers the family request that, if you can, or if you are interested in supporting this GoFundMe it would be very much appreciated. Even a small donation could help reach the fundraising goal. And if you can’t make a donation, it would be great if you could share the fundraiser to help spread the word.

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

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Obituary for Robert Harold “Bobby” Clinard, Sr.

Robert Harold “Bobby” Clinard, Sr., 62, of Greenbrier, passed away on Thursday November 17, 2022, at StoneRidge Healthcare in Ridgetop.

His remains will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a future date.

Robert was born January 13, 1960, in Springfield. He had formerly worked in the lumber field and was of the Baptist faith. Robert enjoyed photography, cooking, and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father: Harold Clinard, by his mother: Cecil Fay Ellis Clinard, and by his son: Robert H. Clinard, Jr.

floral squareRobert is survived by his wife of 30 years: Tina Ray Gilland Clinard of Greenbrier, by his daughters: Stacy Raye Gilland Wauford and husband Cody of Greenbrier, Gina Hope Clinard of Greenbrier, and by his sister and brother-in-law: Jeannie and Donnie Hart of Springfield.

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

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Obituary for Ronald Johnson

Arrangements are Incomplete at this time.

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Obituary for Anthony Wayne Kirby

Anthony Wayne Kirby, age 78, of Greenbrier, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Northcrest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Wednesday, November 23, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4-8pm Tuesday, November 22, 2022 and again from 11am until time of service at 1pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Kirby was born February 3, 1944 in Nashville, TN to the late Johnnie Eldridge and Mary Emma Rose Kirby. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was an airplane mechanic.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Kirby was preceded in death by a brother, Johnnie Kirby Jr.; and a sister, Linda Reed.

floral squareMr. Kirby is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Dean Kirby; sons, Timothy Burns (Nancy Jenkins), and Daniel Lee Burns; daughter, Monica Leah (Jackie Dean) Drew; 3 grandchildren, Kristopher Goff, Jamie Goff and Jay Goff; 6 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; brothers, Johnnie Kirby, William Kirby, Harold Kirby and Ronnie Kirby; and sisters, Rita Rooks, Mae Lutz, Ann Lanier and Sharon Kirby.

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

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Obituary for William Junior Harrison

Age 87 of Greenbrier went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at NHC in Springfield. He was born November 15, 2022 in Stratton, Nebraska to Elmer E. & Cleo Tatum Harrison. Mr. Harrison proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked as a builder in the construction industry before his retirement. He was a faithful member of New life Fellowship in Cross Plains, TN. He enjoyed working on cars and telescopes. He was very kind- hearted and always there to lend a helping hand to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joan Harrison; brothers, Donald Harrison and Warren Harrison. He is survived by his son, Shawn (Colleen) Harrison; daughter, Shanna Turrentine, both of Greenbrier, TN; brother, Wayne Harison, Benson, AZ; 5 grandchildren, Amanda Spadford, Joshua Turrentine, Julie Harrison, Zachary Harrison and Chelsea Battenburg; 2 great-grandchildren, Alaryn and Katie.

floral squareA memorial service is planned for Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 5:30PM at New Life Fellowship chapel, 8655 Highway 25 Cross Plains, TN (located at the back of the property), with Pastor Rob Massie officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery in Nashville, TN with military honors. Visitation with the family is scheduled for Sunday, November 20, 2022 4:30-5:30PM at the chapel.

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

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(Updated) Obituaries Nov. 6-13, 2022

Obituary for Esther Mae Gateley

Age 92 of Cottontown went home to be with the Lord Sunday, November 13, 2022 at The Residence of Alive Hospice. She was born March 20, 1930 in Springfield, MO to James Thomas & Ada Alta Ready Emerson. She was retired from Osborne Hessey where she worked in customer service. She attended Immanuel Baptist Church. Mrs. Gateley enjoyed fishing, camping, attending church and listening to country and gospel music. She had taught countless people to swim in her lifetime and had served as a girl scout leader, as well as a cub scout den leader.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James “Jimmy” Gateley; brother, David Emerson; sister, Ruth Skidmore; great-floral squaregrandchild, Elan McCaslind. She is survived by her son, Robert Gateley, Cottontown, TN; daughter, Teresa (David) Corlew, Gallatin, TN; brother-in-law, Harold Skidmore, Ft. Worth, TX; sister-in-law, Pat Emerson, Omaha, NE; 5 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is being planned at a later date. Inurnment will be in Mount Comfort Cemetery in Springfield, MO.

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

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Obituary for Elizabeth Lee Robertson

Elizabeth Lee Robertson, age 94, of Gallatin, formerly of Goodlettsville, passed away the evening of November 12, 2022.

Funeral services were conducted at 11am Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier. A private family graveside service followed with Eric Robertson, Toby Robertson, Tate Robertson, Reef Myers, Coen Myers and Haven Myers serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Bair Myers, Danny Myers, Christopher Jenkins and Troy Robertson.

Elizabeth was born January 15, 1928 in Nashville, TN to the late Barney Stockman and Bonnie Della Kelley Trevathan. Elizabeth was a humble, kind, and caring person. She worked hard, was loving and loyal to her husband Paul, and compassionate to all who were lucky enough to cross her path. Besides her family, her life’s work was as a gifted teacher, achieving the title of assistant professor. Her last position was at Tennessee State University, where she taught until her retirement. Church was an important part of Elizabeth’s life and she cherished the church friendships she made over the years. Elizabeth and Paul were first members of Grace Baptist Church, and for the last 40 plus years they were members of Springhill Baptist Church. Elizabeth will be missed by everyone she leaves behind.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, David Paul Robertson, Sr: sons, David Paul Robertson, Jr (Angie), Trevis Lee Robertson (Dolores); daughter Bonnie Beth Jenkins; grandchildren, Troy Lee Robertson, Shannon Elizabeth Robertson Myers (Danny), Eric Randall Robertson, Ashley Christine Robertson, Christopher floral squareMichael Jenkins, and Rachael Elizabeth Jenkins; 6 great-grandsons, Toby, Reef, Tate, Coen, Haven, and Bair; and a great-great-grandson, Jameson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude, in Elizabeth’s memory. This was her favorite charity, and another way her all encompassing love can still be part of people’s lives, especially young children in need.

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

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Obituary for Kayla Arana

Kayla Elyse Arana, 32, joined the Lord on November 11th, 2022. She was born on January 31st, 1990 in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended and graduated from Sycamore High School in Pleasant View, Tennessee.

She devoted her life to others with a deep connection with her family. Kayla loved an adventure; she was bold and filled with courage and had plans of traveling throughout all of the United States in her custom RV, to not only explore but to share her art and support all those in need of a helping hand and open heart. She is truly a very unique soul. She adored being an aunt and is loved and sorely missed by all that had the privilege to know her.

She is preceded by Grandparents; James Cook, Anita Jenkins., Uncle: Frank Arana and Aunt: Melissa Cook.

She is survived by Mother, Hettie Garrett (Scott), Father, Rosendo Arana Jr. (Leticia), siblings; Sydney Morris, Rosendo M. Arana, Isabel Arana, Víctor Arana, Audrey Burleson, Bethany GamBrell and nephew Benjamin Morris, Grandparents Lupe Velasquez, Linda Cook and Rosendo Arana Sr., Aunts and Uncles; Richard Arana (Christine), Perry Moses (James), Jimmy Cook, Mary Baxter (Tim), Michelle Cook and Michael Cook: as well as relation Derric Jenkins and an abundance of loving family.

floral squareServices will be held on Monday, November 28th at Clarksville Highway Church of Christ from 10am-12pm. Followed by a burial at the family cemetery. Greg Smith will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in honor of Kayla.

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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 Greg Harmon

Gregory “Greg” Jon Harmon, age 61, of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Thursday, November 10, 2022.

Greg was born on February 10, 1961 in Bemidji, Minnesota, to Donna Prouty Harmon and the late Lester Harmon.

In addition to his father, Lester, he is preceded in death by his nephew, Joe Harmon, his niece Hannah Cassady, and his dog Rudy.

He is survived by his mother, Donna, his wife of 32 years, Tammy; sons, Zach Harmon (Karissa Torborg), Dustin Wyberg, and his dog Lincoln; sisters, Lori Lemon, JoAnne Cassady, and Kathy Tillemans (Steve); mother-in-law, Beatrice Friend; sisters-in-law, Wendy Johannessohn (Thad), Jami Fedorowski (Rick), Lori Page; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews.

floral squareGreg Harmon was an amazing and giving son, father, brother, and friend to many! Greg was a manager of sales, business owner, and a jack of all trades. Greg enjoyed being a rescue scuba diver, golfing, playing games, helping others, tending to his immaculate lawn, and spending time with his family and dogs. Greg was known for his sense of humor. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him!

The funeral will be held at Cease Funeral Home (2807 Irvine Ave NW Bemidji, MN 56601 United States) on Monday, December 5th, 2022 at 11:00 am.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 3714

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Obituary for James Henderson Tucker

James Henderson Tucker, 82, of Greenbrier, passed away on Thursday November 10, 2022, at AHC Vanco Manor in Goodlettsville.

Funeral services were conducted Monday November 14th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Joey Jones officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family received friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Tucker was born June 9, 1940, to the late Murrys Thomas and Jessie O’Neal Tucker. He worked as a carpenter and painter for many years. Mr. Tucker loved fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Ila Bell Roach Tucker, by his daughter: Melissa Tucker, by his brother: Hillis Tucker, by his sisters: Felicia Clubbs and Carol Faye Tucker, and by several stepchildren.

floral squareMr. Tucker is survived by his sons: Joey and Chris Tucker both of Kentucky, by his stepdaughters: Ila Mae Elder of Greenbrier, Sherry Blazer and husband Randy of Goodlettsville, by his brothers: Scotty Tucker of Portland, Roger Tucker of Hartsville, and Randall Tucker of Portland, by his sisters: Geneive Litton of Burns, Joyce Mayes of Woodbury, and Kathy Tucker of Hartsville, by his six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and many great 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 Margaret Ellen “Peggy” Overstreet

Margaret Ellen “Peggy” Overstreet, 79, of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Thursday November 10, 2022, at Signature Healthcare Center in Clarksville.

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

Peggy was born May 8, 1943, in Chicago, IL to the late Frank and Jane Hammond. She was a retired dispatcher with Mid Cumberland and was of the Catholic faith. Peggy enjoyed bowling, picture painting, and playing the organ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Lee Roy Overstreet, and by her brother: Craig Hammond.

floral squarePeggy is survived by her son: Tim Overstreet of Clarksville, by her daughters and sons-in-law: Tracey and Tony Boles of Dover, Lea Ann and Neil Crockett of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Ryan Boles, Dylan Boles, Tyler Boles, Alec Granata, and Olivia Allen, and by her 6 great grandchildren with #7 arriving in January of 2023.

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

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Obituary for Betty Ogg

Betty Ruth Brown Ogg, age 77, of Dover and formerly of Robertson County, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Houston County Hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 14, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Tyler Estep officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery with Tyler Ogg, Ben Ogg, Troy Ogg, Cody Ogg, Spencer Penticuff, Travis Clemens, Sabin Durham and Landon Wall-Bohanon serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 4-8pm and again on Monday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mrs. Ogg was born January 23, 1945 in Robertson County to the late Edward Eliga and Ruth Cook Brown. She worked as a Nurse’s Aide and was a member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Ogg is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Franklin Ogg, sons, Jeffrey D. Ogg and Billy Ray Ogg, her brother, Eddie Brown, her sister, Carolyn Stewart, and her grandchildren, Billy Ogg and Nathan Ogg.

Mrs. Ogg is survived by her sons, Gary Lynn Ogg and Sammy S. Ogg; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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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 Dale Eugene Hall

Dale Eugene Hall, age 89 of Cross Plains passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at The Residence of Alive Hospice. He was born February 11, 1933 in Paris, Illinois to Luther Martin & Mabel Estella Sublett Hall. He was a hard worker and began working on his family and neighbor’s farms at an early age. He later worked for Hulcher Train Derailment Services and owned the 76 Filling Station and Garage in Virden, Illinois. In 1972, he became a heavy equipment operator for the Kentucky pipeline and then retired as a semi-truck driver, working for both Yellow Freight and Ryder/Pie Trucking Company. He was part of the Teamster’s Union for almost fifty years. As a loving husband, father, and grandfather, he was unceasingly fair and generous. He played an active role in his children and his grandchildren’s lives, providing them life skills ranging from teaching them to drive at a young age to essential farming skills, just as he was raised. There were few subjects Dale couldn’t speak about or had considerable knowledge on. Many referred to him as a walking encyclopedia. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and farmer. He had vast mechanical skills and could repair anything from various types of vehicles to rebuilding portions of his home, a nearly 100 year old log cabin.

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Claude Hall; sister, Mary Etta Hall Finney, He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Lou V. Hall, Cross Plains, TN; children, Lynette Susan Hall Riddle, Beth Ann Hall Melton, Roger Alan Hall, all of Springfield, IL and Kristi Lee (Ray) Hall Lancaster, Auburn, IL; step-sons, Kenneth Greer Bond, Portland, TN and Karl Edwin (Rhonda) Bond, Center, KY, Kent Duane (Carolyn) Gracey, Rensselaer, NY and step-daughter, Janelle Arlene Gracey (Rob) Coons, Jacksonville, IL; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by Markwell Funeral Home in Casey, IL. Interment will be in Lindsey Cemetery in Martinsville, IL. When arrangements have been finalized this obituary will be updated.

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

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Obituary for Robert Wayne Chowning

Age 81 of White House went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at NHC in Springfield. He was born February 6, 1941 in White House, TN to Joe D. & Earline Hornberger Chowning. He worked in construction for Summit Construction until his retirement. He was of the Methodist faith. He loved spending time outdoors, farming, gardening and watching his purple martin houses. He enjoyed antique tractors, listening to bluegrass music and spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Margaret Chowning, who preceded him only 127 days ago; sister, Joann Cook. He is survived by his sons, Tim (Pam) Chowning and Terry (Melonie) Chowning, both of White House, TN; 4 grandchildren, Spencer (Abigayle) Chowning, Clayton Chowning, Mason Chowning and Makayla Chowning.

floral squareA Graveside service and interment was Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 1pm in White House Memorial Gardens with Pastor Johnny Farmer and Pastor Joshua Culver officiating. and with Tim Chowning, Terry Chowning, Spencer Chowning, Clayton Chowning, Mason Chowning, Lanny Chowning, Darrell Chowning and Kenny Ray Chowning serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association 478 Craighead Street, #200 Nashville, TN 37204

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

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Obituary for Rev. Wendell Anderson Meggs

Rev. Wendell Anderson Meggs, age 99, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at NHC Springfield.

Graveside services were conducted at 11am Friday, November 11, 2022 in the Adams Cemetery with Rev. David McIntyre officiating.

Mr. Meggs was born September 6, 1923 in Greenville, MS to the late Ludie Lee and Pearl Alford Meggs. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a United Methodist Minister.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Ruth Jones Meggs; brothers, Emmerson Meggs and Ed Meggs; and a nephew, David Meggs.

Mr. Meggs is survived by a son, Mark Meggs; sisters-in-law, Betty Katherine Jones and Margaret Meggs; nieces, Susan Martin and Margaret L. Meggs; and nephews, Fort Meggs, Donald Meggs and Phillip Meggs.

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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 Steve Kellar Cope

Steve Kellar Cope, Age 62 of White House passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born June 10, 1960 in Dothan, AL to Reese & Mary Ethridge Cope. He graduated from White House High School , in the Class of 1979 and was considered the glue that held that class together since high school. Post high school, basketball teammates formed “the Blues Brothers” doing benefit performances. He loved to make people laugh as a practical joker always finding a way to prank someone. He had several nicknames, including Hindu and Tigger. Despite the HSP disease that kept him physically limited, he taught people by example to smile everyday and have a positive outlook on life. . He worked for Overnite Transportation before his retirement. He loved watching football, especially his favorite team The Tennessee Titans. He enjoyed watching all kinds of sports and was an avid civil war collector. Steve was a loving father that enjoyed family trips to the beach. He loved his dogs, and in his later years, Lilly, his dachshund became his constant companion.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lydia Cato and his beloved dachshund Lilly. He is survived by his daughter, Katelyn Cope, Mount Juliet, TN; brother, James Cope, Alabama; sister, Mary (Aaron) Stacy, Virginia.

floral squareFuneral service was November 10, 2022 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Keith Barnett officiating. Inurnment followed at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery columbarium. Visitation with the family was Thursday, November 10, 2022 4-7pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are requested to the Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Association 1605 Goularte Place Fremont, CA 94539-7241

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

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