In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of November 6, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of November 6, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Racheal Valli Roath

Racheal Valli Roath, 39, of Nashville passed from this life on Sunday November 6, 2022 at her home.

Racheal was born June 15, 1983 in Nashville to the late Sunday Amatucci. She is survived by her father, Andy (Denise) Roath, daughter Demi, son Andrew, and brothers David Lee Roath. Josh Roath, and Clint Johnson.

Racheal grew up in Springfield and later moved to Florida where she was an accomplished floral squarehairdresser. After declining health she moved back to Nashville. She leaves many friends and family who love her dearly.

Her body was entrusted to the Cremation Society of Tennessee with a private Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.

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Obituary for Doris Marie “Dottie” Guill

Doris Marie “Dottie” Guill, 74, of Old Hickory, passed from this life on Wednesday November 2, 2022, at her home.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday November 7th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakland Cemetery with Brother Jake Townsend officiating. Pallbearers will be Ken Reasoner, Kenny Reasoner, Trevor Reasoner, Brian Crofton, Colin Crofton, Grant Irwin, Robin Haneline, Donnie Haneline, and Jeff Hale. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Dottie was born August 15, 1948, in Detroit, MI, to the late Charles Bryan Lassiter and Lillian Doris Epps Lassiter. She was a graduate of White House High School Class of 1965 and was a retired production worker for Remay. Dottie loved boating and talking to her friends and family. The highlight of her life was her dog, Smiley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother: Charles Lassiter, and sister-in-law: Tracy Haneline.

floral squareDottie is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law: Judy and Ken Reasoner of Goodlettsville, Linda and Jeff Hale of Goodlettsville, Debbie Lassiter Hampton and husband Marvin of Ashland City, by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Robin and Brenda Haneline of Springfield, Donnie Haneline of Springfield, and Gloria Lassiter of Portland, by several nieces and nephews, and by her dog, Smiley.

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

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Obituary for Jerry Wayne Chowning

Jerry Wayne Chowning, 81, of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Tuesday November 1, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday November 5th at 11:00 a.m. in the Greenbrier Cemetery with Reverend Steve Pendley officiating. Pallbearers were Matthew Chowning, Dustin Chowning, Brandon Chowning, Todd Bush, Kevin Chowning, and Gavin Wolf. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service. For those desiring to go in procession with the family to the cemetery, please gather at Robertson County Funeral Home, as the procession will leave approximately at 10:30 a.m.

Mr. Chowning was born July 5, 1941, in Cross Plains, to the late Cleo and Velma Powell Chowning. He was a retired diesel mechanic, a member of the Teamster’s Union, and a member of Center Point Baptist Church. Mr. Chowning enjoyed fishing, working in the yard, and both flower and vegetable gardening. He learned to can tomato’s and enjoyed telling everyone that “he canned them”. His family loved them, especially the grandchildren as that called them “Granddaddy’s Canned Tomato’s”. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were the highlight of his life and each of them always knew they could go to Granddaddy for their individual packs of M&M’s.

floral squareMr. Chowning is survived by his wife of 54 years: Helen Gober Chowning of Cedar Hill, by his daughter: Stacey Renee Chowning of Cedar Hill, by his sons and daughter-in-law: Gary Wayne Chowning of Cedar Hill, Terry Dwayne and Crystal Chowning of Springfield, by his brothers and sister-in-law: Billy Joe and Juanita Chowning of Gallatin, Jimmy Chowning of Elkton, KY, by his sisters and brother-in-law: Betty Elmore of Springfield, Linda and Wilburn Beal of Springfield, and by those that outranked everybody else, his grandchildren, Matthew Chowning, Emily Chowning, Dustin Chowning, Brandon Chowning, and his six great grandchildren with number 7 soon arriving in February 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 James Nathan Duke Sr.

James Nathan Duke Sr., age 78, of Castalian Springs, TN passed away Sunday, November 6, 2022 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Thursday, November 10, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 11am until time of service at 1pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Duke was born February 24, 1944 in Springfield to the late Cordell and Barbara Evelyn Sircy Duke Sr. He worked as an assembly worker at Peterbilt Motors and was of the Baptist faith.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, Mr. Duke was preceded in death by brothers, Cordell Duke Jr., Lee Duke and Charles Duke; and a sister, Reba McClanahan.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rebecca Ann Elmore Duke; son, James Nathan “Jimmy” (Alana Rae) Duke Jr.; grandchildren, Nathan (Kaylen) Duke, Ryan Duke and Jamie (Luke) Corbitt; and 1 great grandchild, Levi James Duke.

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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 Barbara Jones

Barbara Dean Jones, age 74 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, passed away Friday, November 4, 2022 at Houston County Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Wednesday, November 9th, with Pastor Brad Schoeneck officiating. Burial will follow at EverRest of Cheatham with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 9th from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Jones was born on January 9, 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Lewis & Fannie Anderson. She was a homemaker most of her life taking care of her family. She was a phenomenal cook and attended Family Hope Church.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Shane Jones; brother, Murray Anderson: and sister, Joyce Anderson.

Survivors include her son, Todd Jones; sister, Gayle (Tony) Russell; and grandchildren, Lyndsey Jones, Emma Jones, and Colby.

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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 Theada Belle Gammons

Age 85 of White House passed away Friday, November 4, 2022 at The Hearth in Hendersonville. She was born February 15, 1937 in Portland, TN to Sewell & Hester Ausbrooks Scott. She worked as a homemaker most of her life. Her life’s joy was caring for her family. She was a member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Hendersonville.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bobby Gammons;3 sisters, Josephine Hesson, Brenda Gregory and Ramona Stewart; 2 brothers, Prentice Scott and Clifford Scott. She is survived by her loving son, Rick (Donna) Gammons, White House, TN; special neighbors that she loved like her own grandchildren, Madison & Morgan Bloodworth, White House, TN.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Monday, November 7, 2022 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Mark Horton officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Sunday, November 6, 2022 4-8PM and Monday, November 7, 2022 9am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Willie Ray Ayers

Willie “Ray” Ayers, age 69, of Cedar Hill, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Robert Filson officiating. Military graveside services will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams.

The family will receive friends from 11am until time of the service at 1pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ray was born November 24, 1952 in Springfield to Donald Levene and Hattie Elizabeth Heatherly Ayers. Mr. Ayers was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran having served during the Vietnam War. He had been floral squarea heavy equipment mechanic for many years.

Ray was preceded in death by his father, Donald Levene Ayers; brother, Samuel Ayers; and a sister, Donna Ayers.

He is survived by his son, Jonathan (Soojung) Ayers; mother, Elizabeth Ayers Anderson; and brothers, Tracy (Cindy) Ayers, Mark Ayers and Travis (Joetta) Ayers.

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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 Norman Darrell Diseker

Age 85 of White House went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1937 in Alva, KY to Norman Shores & Delphy Jane Hill Diseker. He worked as a registered nurse for the Tri-Star Health System until his retirement. He proudly served his country in the U.S> Air Force. He loved His Lord with all his heart and talked to everyone he met about Jesus, making sure they had received Jesus into their heart. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also dearly loved his church family at White House First Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sarah Dodds Diseker. He is survived by his sons, Paul Andrew(Teresa) Diseker, Benbrook, TX and Gary Michael (Brandy) Diseker, White House, TN; daughter, Laura Morris, Old Hickory, TN; brother, Andrew Diseker, VA; sister, Anne (Bob) Smith, Manchester, TN; 5 grandchildren, Spenser, Dach, Danyssa, Joey and Claire; 6 great-grandchildren, Aviannah, Raya, Aniyah, Ryker, Iris and Lylah.

floral squareA Memorial service is scheduled for November 18, 2022 at 5pm at White House First Baptist Church with Pastor Ashley Mofield officiating and with military honors. A private family inurnment will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery in Portland on Saturday, November 19, 2022. Visitation with the family is planned for November 18, 2022 4-5pm at White House First Baptist Church prior to the service.

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

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Obituary for Joyce Fay Ostermiller

Joyce McCoy Ostermiller was born June 8, 1949 in Soda Springs, Idaho to Raymond J. McCoy and Leslie Skinner McCoy. She was the youngest of 3. She was preceded in death by her Father Raymond McCoy, her Mother Leslie Skinner McCoy Benson, her sister Laura Benson, and her son Nathan Brent Ostermiller.

She is survived by her husband Brent Ostermiller White House, TN, daughters Jennifer Ostermiller of Tokyo, Japan, Julie (Robbie) Coots of Bowling Green, KY, son Justin (Aimee) Ostermiller of Ocala, FL and a sister Becky Kelly of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Her 7 grandchildren who have been the light of her life are Cameron Ostermiller, Carter (Marissa) Cots, Brayden Coots, Cody Ostermiller, Molly Cots, Abby Coots and Cooper Ostermiller. Joyce grew up in Conda, Idaho where she attended her first two years of school in a one-room-school. She then attended school in Soda Springs where she graduated in 1967. She attended LDS Business College (now Ensign College) in Salt Lake City, Utah and received a degree in Secretarial Science. On June 28, 1968 she and, Brent J. Ostermiller were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls, Idaho temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They have lived in St. Anthony, Idaho, Provo, Utah, Pocatello, Idaho, Ocala, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee and White House, Tennessee. Joyce’s joy and mission in life has been children. Raising and loving her 3 children, loving and spoiling her 7 grandchildren, and for 50 years teaching children about Jesus Christ and His mission on earth to literally hundreds of children in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Primary, which is the program for children 18 months to 12 years. She has always had a magical way to connect with children.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bishop Jonathan Biddle officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with Cameron Ostermiller, Carter Coots, Brayden Coots, Cody Ostermiller, Cooper Ostermiller and Spencer Biddle serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Monday, November 7, 2022 6-8pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Edward Ray Plunkett

Edward Ray Plunkett, age 73, of Springfield, passed away Monday, October 31, 2022 at NHC in Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted at 1pm Friday, November 4, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Bob Carroll officiating. Burial followed in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery with John White, Earl Fuqua, Charles Wayne Atchley Sr., John Tanner, Dennis Pulley and Billy Gross Jr. serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Stewart, Eric Pulley, Dillion Hardaway, Paul White, Jeremy Gainous, Ivan Gainous, Dalton Gainous and Charles Wayne Atchley Jr.

The family received friends from 4-8pm Thursday and again from 11am until time of service at 1pm Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Plunkett was born November 25, 1948 in Adams, TN to the late John E. and Goldie Mae Garner Plunkett. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, worked in the factory for Peterbilt for many years, and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Plunkett was preceded in death by brothers, Clarence Plunkett, Calvin Plunkett, Curtis Plunkett and John Plunkett Jr.; sisters, Marie Shisenhall, Jean D’Orio, Loubell Phelps, Vickie Wrenn and Geneva Tanner.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Lee White Plunkett; son, Mike (Shannon) Plunkett; daughter, Robin (Jim) Duke; grandchildren, Bryanna (Chad) Tate, Brittany (Allen) Strickland, Jilliann Plunkett and Jenna Beth Plunkett; great grandchildren, Kyleigh Tate and Drake Strickland; sisters, Genett Wix (Harold) Harper and Dorothy Ann Plunkett.

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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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(Updated) Obituaries Oct. 24-30, 2022

Obituary for John Henry Arnold

John Henry Arnold, 83, of White House, passed away on Sunday October 30, 2022, at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday November 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Danny Eidson and Chaplain TJ Debnam officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Danny Eidson, Jonathan Eidson, Kris Arnold, Jeffrey Arnold, Josh Arnold and Anthony DeStephano serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Arnold was born September 30, 1939, in Camden, to the late Burford Eugene and Audie Arlene Caplinger Arnold. He served in the National Guard, was a retired installer for Lucent Technology, and was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church. Mr. Arnold was much loved by his family, and they described him as a “baby loving, animal loving, grandkids/great grandkids spoiling, baseball watching amazing family man. He was always tinkering with something on the move and will be greatly missed”. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Mary Ann Fields Arnold, by his granddaughter: Kylei Arnold, and by his brothers: James R., Bernard R., and Alfred Arnold.

floral squareMr. Arnold is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Keith and Jenny Arnold of Atlanta, GA, by his daughter and son-in-law: Rhonda and Danny Eidson of White House, by his grandchildren: Jonathan Eidson, Kristofer Arnold, Jeffrey Arnold, Hannah Eidson, Kelcie Arnold Asby, Joshawa Arnold, and Sarah Grace Eidson DeStephano, and by his great grandchildren: Jaycie Eidson and Ivy Arnold.

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

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

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Obituary for Claude Francis Garrett

Claude Francis Garrett, age 65, of Clarksville, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Funeral services were conducted at 11am Saturday, November 5, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery.

The family received friends from 10am until time of the service at 11am at the funeral home.

Mr. Garrett was born November 17, 1956 in Kansas City, Kansas to the late Cordell and Betty Parrish Satterfield.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by his brothers, James Garrett Jr. and Bobby Garrett.

He is survived by his daughter, Deanna (Dustin) Watson; and a grandson, Westin Watson.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation in the amount of your floral arrangement to the Tennessee Innocence Project in Claude’s honor.

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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 Carolyn Waynne “Aunt Carolyn” Meadows

Carolyn Waynne “Aunt Carolyn” Meadows, age 89 of Cottontown, passed from this life on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at her home.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Hillcrest Cemetery in White House with Wade Swearingen, Davis Murray, and Dale Swearingen officiating. Burial followed with Tony Binion, Wade Swearingen, Davis Murray, John Michael Hobdy, Max Williams, and Dodd Swearingen serving as pallbearers. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Aunt Carolyn was born February 20, 1933 in White House to the late Walter Marshall and Ethelene Carmack Meadows. She was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ where she enjoyed supporting the youth group and all the children. She loved flowers, especially irises, hummingbirds, doing yardwork, and cooking for others. She was retired from First American National Bank where she worked as a bookkeeper for 45 years.

floral squareShe is survived by her brother, Jerry Wade Meadows and wife Barbara of Cottontown; nieces, Nancy Patronis of Cottontown, Sheila Meadows and husband Tony Binion of Nashville, and Karen Swearingen and husband Dale of Orlinda; great nephew, Wade Swearingen and wife Laura of Portland; great nieces, Megan Murray and husband Davis of Springfield and Haley Hobdy and husband John Michael of Cross Plains; and great-great nephews, Asher and Jake Swearingen.

Her wishes were for memorial contributions to be made to the Hillcrest Church of Christ Youth Fund. All donations can 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 Paul Douglas Rainwater Sr

Paul Douglas Rainwater Sr, 93, of Springfield, TN died peacefully under Alive Hospice care after a short illness at his home in Springfield, TN on October 27, 2022. He was born May 28, 1929, in Orlinda, TN, son of Henry Kenneth and Buena Vista (Fulton) Rainwater.

Doug graduated from Coopertown High School and University of Tennessee at Martin in 1950 and married Dorothy Ann Wilks Rainwater. After retiring as manager from the Nashville Oil Mill, Doug and Ann moved from Nashville to their farm in Springfield, TN where he raised cattle and a garden with fresh Silver Queen corn, Bradley tomatoes, and October beans. He loved vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, especially homemade, and always carried black and white chapstick, a handkerchief, and peppermints in the pockets of his khaki work clothes or black suit and white shirt on Sunday. He kept a pony named Snuggles with a buggy for grandkids to ride, enjoyed early morning Bass fishing with family on Kentucky Lake, watching old westerns, bird hunting, and volunteering his time at Bellshire UMC and New Chapel UMC. Often a prankster, he liked betting “always a quarter” with just about anyone – his most infamous being ” bet you can’t guess what I caught in my cage.” It was a skunk. And if you ever spent a day working alongside him, Doug would reward you with a delicious bologna sandwich. In his golden years, after the passing of his beloved wife and soulmate of 49 years, he was blessed to marry and share 19 years with Charlotte Mae Roden Payne Rainwater. Her family lovingly provided him with a second family of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Harry (Olivene) Rainwater of Springfield and Gerald (Peggy) Rainwater of Greenbrier, and stepson, Steve Wayne Payne of Goodlettsville. Surviving in addition to his wife, Charlotte, are his daughters, Sara Jane Rainwater (Bill) McDowell of Tazewell, Betty Douglas Rainwater Raetzel of White House, Judy Ann Rainwater (David) Todd of Hendersonville, and son, Paul Douglas Rainwater Jr of Springfield. Doug’s 9 grandchildren include Julie McDowell (Ricky) Roberts, Lori McDowell (Vincent) Fiorentino, Eric (Melissa) McDowell, Jenny Raetzel (Mike) Cameron, John (Briana) Raetzel, Carrie Todd, Whitney Todd (Trey) Bollinger, Christie Rainwater (Tom) Greever, and Kellye (Luara) Rainwater. He was blessed with 15 great grandchildren including Connor Roberts, Brodie Roberts, Vince Jolly, Victoria Fiorentino, Ella Fiorentino, Elijah McDowell, Natalie Wright, Dylan Wright, Oliver Raetzel, Chloe Raetzel, Luke Lewis, Eleanor Lewis, Elizabeth Bollinger, George Bollinger, and Braxton Greever. His extended family includes stepchild, Karen Payne (Dave) Gomer of Hendersonville; step grandchildren, Jessica Payne (Justin) Poss, Christine Payne (Rodderick) Dobson, Alex Gomer, and Alyson Gomer (Zach) Martin; and step great grandchildren, Brileigh Poss, Mason Poss, James Dobson, and Jessie Dobson.

As Doug and Charlotte’s health declined amid COVID, caregivers lovingly supported him in his last few days, especially Taylor and Lauren.

floral squareVisitation with the family was held on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 beginning at 9 AM will precede the funeral service scheduled for 11:00 AM at Robertson County Funeral Home. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with John Raetzel, Mike Cameron, Tom Greever, Brad Wright, Alex Gomer, and Wilbur Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Roberts, Vincent Fiorentino, Eric McDowell, Trey Bollinger, Justin Poss, Rodderick Dobson, Zach Martin, and Dave Gomer.

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

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Obituary for Vong Joy Dickens

Vong Joy Dickens, age 59 of Springfield, passed from this life on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at her home.

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

Mrs. Dickens was born December 12, 1962 in Thailand. She was a Buddhist and worked at Electrolux until she became ill. She enjoyed cooking and working in her flower garden.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Gary Dickens 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 Gwendolyn Sue Robertson Frey

Gwendolyn Sue Robertson Frey, age 89, of Springfield, TN concluded the final chapter of her earthly life on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. She was met at Heaven’s gate by her husband Glenn M. Frey, parents Belle and R.C. “Bob” Robertson, siblings Bobbie R. Roth and Lennis Robertson, and son-in-law Don Hollingsworth.

Born in Knoxville, TN, as the middle child to Belle and Bob, her childhood was spent getting into mischief with her older siblings and then teaching her younger siblings those ropes. The stories they share are only accidentally passed down and always met with roaring laughter. After graduating from Fulton High School, the Robertson family moved to Paducah, KY, where Sue began working as a telephone switchboard operator and met her husband, Glenn. Married in Springfield in 1954, this is the place she would spend the rest of her days. Mama Sue to the neighborhood kids, later replaced by Mimi to her grandchildren and their friends, and always Mrs. Sue to the generations of children and parents that she loved and nurtured at her church’s, Main Street church of Christ, Mom’s Day Out program. She was one of the original members of the Mom’s Day Out staff, a badge she wore proudly, and could be found joining in other programs at the church too. From Mexico mission trips to most recently the clothing room, her faith was deeply woven into life, and she was quite fond of being at the church every time the doors were open.

She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Glenda Hollingsworth of Springfield; sons Robert (Lana) Frey of Goodlettsville and Glenn (Kathy) Frey of Birmingham, AL; sisters, Patricia Hart of High Point, NC, Rosemary (John) Adams of Loudon and Judy Elliott of Knoxville; grandchildren Suzann Hollingsworth, Kendall (Brody) Wooton, Corbitt (Audrey) Hollingsworth, Mary Glenn (Marc) Fatton, Morgan Frey, Connor Frey Paige Frey, and Brooke Barrett; great grandchildren, Ava, Grady, Tilly, Emery Cate, Spencer, and one on the way; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends that she considered family.

floral squareVisitation with the family was at Robertson County Funeral Home on Friday from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday from 10 AM until the funeral service at 12:00 PM with Brother Joe Rushing and Brother Barry Throneberry officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Corbitt Hollingsworth, Connor Frey, Matt Roth, Brian Hart, Marc Fatton, and Brody Wooton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were her nieces.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Main Street Church of Christ Building Fund. All donations can 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 Pauline Allgood Tucker

Pauline Allgood Tucker, age 81, was welcomed home by the Lord on Monday October 24th, 2022. Pauline passed away peacefully at her home in Greenbrier.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Donnie Bryant officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with David Tucker, Billy Wayne Allgood, Daltin Tucker, Dominic Bellamy, Greg Bellamy, Jonathan Hardaway serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Mrs. Tucker was born on April 16, 1941, to the late William “Willie” Thomas and Nettie Payne Allgood. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Drew Edward Tucker, brothers, Jr. Allgood, Fred Allgood, Harold Allgood, sisters, Thelma Edison, Betty Ardito, and Gladys Jennings. Pauline was kindly known as “Granny” by everyone who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt. Pauline was the owner and operator of Johnnie’s Upholstery for over 55 years with her late husband, Johnnie B. Redfern. Granny loved spending time with her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the most straightforward and honest person one could ever meet.

floral squarePauline Tucker is survived by her sons, Douglas Tucker and wife Mary Ann of Greenbrier, Tony McWhirter of Greenbrier; brothers, Bill Allgood, John Wayne Allgood, Ray Dean “Bud” Allgood; sisters, Mable Tholl, Martha Smith; grandchildren David Tucker and wife Trisha Darling, Victor Tucker and wife Bethany, and Nicole Bellamy and husband Jonathan Hardaway, and 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 Billy Joe Knight

Age 71 of Cross Plains passed away Friday, October 28, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born August 2, 1951 in Nashville, TN to Joe & Jessie Geneva Brummel Knight. He worked as a factory worker for Mercer Corporation until his retirement. He enjoyed drag racing with his son and he enjoyed fishing. Mr. Knight proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. and attended the Church at Grace Park.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Chuckie Knight; son, Brent Knight. He is survived by the Mother of his children, Carolyn Knight,; son, Brian Knight, both of Cross Plains, TN; brother, Kenneth Knight, Nashville, TN; sisters, Patricia Brooks, Russellville, KY and Jenny (Johnny) Donnelly, Mount Juliet, TN; one grandchild, Natalie Marie; two great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Lee (Sean Rader) and Kayden Michael.

floral squareFuneral service was Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Tuesday, November 1, 2022 4-8pm and Wednesday, November 2, 2022 11am-1pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Louise Helton

Dorothy “Louise” Cuff Helton, age 94 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Thursday, October 27, 2022 at her home.

A graveside service was conducted at Sycamore Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery at 11:00AM on Tuesday, November 1st. Burial followed with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

There was no visitation at the funeral home prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Helton was born on May 25, 1928, in Humboldt, Tennessee to the late George & Farris Sanders Cuff. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and dearly loved her family. She was a member of Pleasant View First Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Helton; brother, James Edward Cuff; sister, Frances Allen; and son-in-law, Gene Hesson.

floral squareSurvivors include her son, Paul (Janice) Helton; daughters, Brenda Hesson, Beverly (Michael) Prevette, Carolyn Helton, and Donna Helton; grandchildren, Paula Newberry (John), John Helton (Tosha), Beth Fassinger (Dan), and Jason Hesson; and 7 great-grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 208, Pleasant View, Tennessee 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 Dorothy Louise Porter

Dorothy Louise Reid Porter, age 77, of Springfield, passed away Monday, October 24, 2022 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted at 1pm Friday, October 28, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Bro. James Shoulders officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Joey Farmer, Foster Porter, Bennet Porter, Ryan McClintock, Jesse Bilyeu and Abelardo Solis serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends from 4-8pm Thursday and again from 11am until time of the service at 1pm on Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Porter was born January 29, 1945 in Springfield to the late Otis Lee and Vieny Esther Eden Reid. She was a member of Williams Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Springfield Senior Citizens.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Porter was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jerry Porter; brothers, Thomas Reid and Henry Reid; and sisters, Beverly Pulley, Margie Reid, Ruthie Reid, Sarah Reid and Bobbie Keith.

She is survived by her children, Brenda (Mark) Farmer, Jay Porter and Joseph Porter; grandchildren, Amy (Ryan) McClintock, Jenny (Jesse) Bilyeu, Joey Farmer, Foster Porter, Bennet Porter and Katie Robinson; great grandchildren, Tatum, Kellen, Sky, Presley and floral squareWyatt; daughters-in-love, Kelly Robinson and Jennifer Waynick; and sisters, Joyce Qualls and Sammie Morris.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or go to www.stjude.org/donate

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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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