In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of November 27, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of November 27, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Nov. 21-27, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Patricia Reynolds

Patricia Ann Reynolds, age 83, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022 at The Waters of Springfield. In accordance with her wishes Mrs. Reynolds’ remains will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Reynolds was born June 27, 1939 in Petroleum, KY to the late Curtis Morgan and Addie Lee Harper Henderson. She was a homemaker and member of the Springfield First Assembly of God.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Reynolds is preceded in death by her brother, Lee Henderson and her sister, Wanda Elaine Henderson.

Mrs. Reynolds is survived by her husband, Benny Reynolds; daughters, Theresa Ann Reynolds of Springfield and Melissa Faye Reynolds of Greenbrier; brother, Charles Eugene Henderson of floral squareAppling, GA; sister, Sandra Faye Hayes of Appling, GA; granddaughter and husband, Kurstoni and Cody Vaughn of Manchester, TN; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and dear friends.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Patricia Reynolds Memorial Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for William G. “WG” Jones

Age 87 of White House passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022 at White House Health & Rehab. He was born January 20, 1935 in Greenbrier, TN to Thomas Clendenin & Fannie McCowan Jones. He worked as a warehouse manager for Ozburn-Hessey Logistics before his retirement. WG was the longest serving member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and was a 50 year member of Burton Lodge #272 in Greenbrier, where he served as a 32nd Degree Mason. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, watching the Predators and football, especially the University of Tennessee Vols, gardening and part-time farming. He had served on both the Robertson and Sumner County Planning Commissions.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Imogene Liebengood and Susie Coultas. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Judith Jones; daughter, Melissa (Chris) Villines; grandchildren, Brad Villines and Kaylee Villines, all of White House, TN.

Funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Sam Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest floral squareCemetery with Chris Villines, Brad Villines, Donnie Jones, Bill Jones, Kevin Kinle and Kenny Hix serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be David Palmer, Jimmy Villines, John Kelley, Paul West and John Kinle. Visitation with the family is planned for Thursday, December 1, 2022 10am-1pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. P.O. Box 422 White House, TN 37188

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

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Obituary for Charles Raymond “Charlie” Walker

Charles Raymond “Charlie” Walker, age 95, passed into his eternal home with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 27, 2022, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Charles Raymond was born on September 29, 1927 to the late Raymond and Genese Rawls Walker in Coopertown, TN. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Maxine Lee Walker, and his brother, Joe Walker. He is survived by two brothers, Philip Walker of Nashville and Gerald Walker of Florida.

Together, Charlie and Maxine raised three children: Daryle (Wanda) Walker of Springfield, Linda (Hoyte) Owen of Murfreesboro and Bonnie (Jim) Drew of Springfield, IL , 9 grandchildren; Todd (Julie) Walker of Clarksville, Adam (Kim) Walker of Cottontown, Megan (Nico) Gregali of Thompson Station, Will (Jaymie) Owen of Murfreesboro, Jake (Kristi) Owen of Mufreesboro, Chris (Kristin) Drew of San Carlos, CA, Kelley (Dustin) Henry of Springfield, IL, Kassie (Steve) Redmond of Kansas City, MO and Jimmy (Suz) Drew of Jefferson City, MO. His legacy will extend for generations through his 22 great-grandchildren, of whom he was most proud.

He served his Lord in many capacities as a sixth-generation member of Mt. Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He and Maxine structured their lives around their love for God, hard work, family, friends and church community. Their passion in life was loving, advising, and supporting their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In recent years caregiver, Linda Woodson, has provided loving care, support and friendship for them.

Charlie retired from United States Tobacco Company in 1995 after 36 years of service, during which he worked himself up from part-time plant worker in Springfield to Vice-President of Leaf Operations in Hopkinsville, KY. Never meeting a stranger, Charlie enjoyed his work with local tobacco growers, warehouse owners, and his co-workers and treated everyone with integrity and respect.

floral squareFuneral services will be conducted at 2pm Wednesday, November 30, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. Kim Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with his grandchildren serving as pallbearers and his great-grandchildren serving as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 12pm until time of service at 2pm Wednesday at the funeral home. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Mt. Sharon C.P. Church, Greenbrier, TN.

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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 Patricia Reynolds

Patricia Ann Reynolds, age 83, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022 at The Waters of Springfield. In accordance with her wishes Mrs. Reynolds’ remains will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Reynolds was born June 27, 1939 in Petroleum, KY to the late Curtis Morgan and Addie Lee Harper Henderson. She was a homemaker and member of the Springfield First Assembly of God.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Reynolds is preceded in death by her brother, Lee Henderson and her sister, Wanda Elaine Henderson.

Mrs. Reynolds is survived by her husband, Benny Reynolds; daughters, Theresa Ann Reynolds of Springfield and Melissa Faye Reynolds of Greenbrier; brother, Charles Eugene Henderson of floral squareAppling, GA; sister, Sandra Faye Hayes of Appling, GA; granddaughter and husband, Kurstoni and Cody Vaughn of Manchester, TN; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and dear friends.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Patricia Reynolds Memorial Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Luke Wilson Parker

Luke Wilson Parker, age 93 of Springfield and formerly of Michigan, passed from this life on Friday, November 25, 2022 at Vanco Manor in Goodlettsville.

There will be a time of visitation with the family on Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 1 until 4 PM at Robertson County Funeral Home. His body will then be conveyed to Otisville, MI and he will be buried at Millington Township Cemetery in Millington, MI

Mr. Parker was born March 4, 1929 in Greenbrier to the late Tom and Georgia Pittman Parker. He was a member of Otisville Church and Christ in Michigan and had attended Center Point Baptist Church. He was a retired mechanic and a true believer in his Lord and Savior. He enjoyed reading his Bible and historic romance novels. He also enjoyed fishing and gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Joan Carney Parker, and brothers, James and Lloyd Thomas Parker.

floral squareSurviving him are his sons, Dennis (Faye) Parker of Springfield and Joseph Luke (Sue) Parker of Otter Lake, MI; daughters, Melody Ann (Boyce) Barger of Millington, MI and Mary Ella (Kenneth) Skoglund of Sweden; grandchildren, David Parker, Phillip Barger, Saryna Parker, Cynthia Rose Morgan, Sarah Barger, Andrew Parker, Georgia Lynn Sisk, Joanna Skoglund, and Crystal Smith; and several great grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Annie Marie Crumpler Martin

Annie Marie Crumpler Martin, age 53 of Goodlettsville, TN died at her home on Tuesday morning November 22, 2022, after courageous and inspiring fight with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday November 27, 2022, in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Greenbrier Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 10 am until the hour of service at 2 pm.

Annie was born March 19, 1969, in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Thomas and Ruth Warren Crumpler. Her son, Shawn Martin also preceded her in death. She spent her life as a homemaker taking floral squarecare of her family. She was a member of GreenRidge Church of Christ. Annie was also a huge Tennessee Titan fan, and her request is for anyone who comes to the funeral home if possible wear Titans gear, you can bet Annie will have hers on.

Annie is survived by her husband, Michael Martin; her son, Austin Martin; brothers, Leslie Crumpler, Tommy Crumpler, Jr., and Jackie Wayne Ligon and her sisters, Sherry Ligon and Lori Crumpler.

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

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Obituary for Shane Ford

Robert “Shane” Ford, age 51 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Thursday, November 24, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Monday, November 28th, with Bro. Randy Hester and Mike Scoggins officiating. Burial will follow in Mallorys Cemetery with Lisa Scoggins, Dawn Perry, Melanie Ford, Gary Ford, Mike Scoggins, Jarrod Chandler, Slate Highers, and Luke Templeton serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, November 27th from 12:00PM until 6:00PM and again on Monday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Shane was born on January 7, 1971 in Nashville, Tennessee to Jimmy & Hilda Balthrop Ford. He loved to watch Hee Haw, Bob Barker on The Price Is Right and Chris Clark on Channel 5 News. He also loved working puzzles and riding his bike. Music was important to him and he loved Elvis and many country music stars and liked to be sung to as well. Shane’s favorite foods were pizza and KFC and had to be eaten with his own special fork that nobody else was allowed to use. He dearly loved his family.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Edgar & Margaret Beatrice Ford; maternal grandfather, Jesse Balthrop; and brother-in-law, Larry Perry.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, survivors include his brother, Gary (Melissa) Ford; sisters, Lisa (Mike) Scoggins, Dawn Perry, and Melanie Ford; maternal grandmother, Mable Balthrop; nephew, Slate Highers; nieces, Baby Ashley Perry, Kayla Ford, Jessie (Jarrod) Chandler, and Amanda (Luke) Templeton.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to special caregiver, Elizabeth Gill, for all the kindness and love that she has shown to Shane and all the family.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37232

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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 Betty Sue Watts

Betty Sue Watts, age 78, of Joelton, Tennessee, died Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Ashland City.

Her remains are to be cremated and there are no services planned.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Marsela Reyes

Marsela Renee Reyes, age 24, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at her home.

Her remains are to be cremated and there are no services scheduled.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Homer Gerald Lindsey

Age 87 of White House passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Hendersonville Medical Center/. He was born July 11, 1935 in Nashville, TN to James Earl & Velma Johnson Lindsey. He worked in the parts department of several car dealerships before his retirement. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and in the U.S. Army. He was a high school referee for TSSAA and he umpired little league football all over Nashville, spending 12 years as the head umpire at Jess Neely Park. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and a Vanderbilt and Tennessee Titans football fan.

floral squareHe is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorothy Lindsey and Dorothy Mae Thomas; brothers, Tommy Carver and Bill Lindsey. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Nancy Lindsey, White House, TN; sons, Dwayne (Diane) Lindsey, Whites Creek, TN and Barry Lindsey, White House, TN; daughter, Darlene (Ronny) Huff, White House, TN; brothers, Oscar (Betty) Carver, Bellevue, TN, James E. (Barbara) Lindsey, White House, TN and Rudy A. (Faye) Lindsey, Hendersonville, TN; 3 grandchildren, Christie, Jessica and Hanna; 5 great-grandchildren, Becca, Jaylee, Alley Faith, Jackson and Jameson.

Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, November 28, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Whie House with Bro. Keaton Bell officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers and with military honors. Visitation is planned for Monday, November 28, 2022 10am til 2pm 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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(Updated) Obituaries Nov. 14-20, 2022

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 were 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 followed 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 received 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 were conducted Tuesday November 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed  in the Mt. Sharon Cemetery with Travis Shoulders, Dual Bilyeu, Jacob Lepper, Charlie Mayes, Klint Arnold, and Robert Nicholson serving as pallbearers. The family received 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 were 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 followed in the Orlinda Cemetery. Pallbearers were Josh Moore, Josh Crutcher, Andy Robertson, Deandre Marshall, Chris Aldrovandi, Lynen Mangrum, Joel Ellis, Lincoln Aldrovandi, Malaki Marshall, and Sam DePriest. Honorary pallbearers were the Character Builders Sunday School class at Orlinda Baptist Church, Benny Jones, and Jerry Jones. The family received 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 were 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 were held Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 11am in Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery with military honors. There was 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 were conducted at 1pm Wednesday, November 23, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed 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 received 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 were conducted at 1pm Saturday, November 26,2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Burial followed in the Greenwood Cemetery North in Goodlettsville.

The family received 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 were 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 Anthony Wayne Kirby

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

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

The family received 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 was held 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 was 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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