In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of October 16, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Oct. 10-16, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Oct. 10-16, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Landen Guye

Landen Riley Guye, 17, passed away Thursday night, October 13, 2022. Landen was born December 9, 2004. He lived in Pleasant View, TN with his father Lee Guye, mother Suzanne Guye, and older sister Aliyah Guye.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 20th with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial will follow in Good Springs Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 19th from 2:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Thursday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00 noon.

Landen was a fun, loving, and talented boy. He was a true friend to those he was close to and brought joy and laughter to all that met him. Landen would amaze you with his talent. From cooking, pure creativity in every aspect, knowledge, and love of Dolly Parton he could relate to anyone. Yet he always stood out from the crowd with his signature hair and style. When Landen wasn’t busy creating a new costume, or Halloween decorations he could be found watching TV such as I Love Lucy and The Golden Girls.

Landen was a senior at Sycamore High School where he was loved by his teachers and classmates. He was active in school clubs including The Finer Things, Choir, Art Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, and many more. Landen was a shining star who could lead as well as serve others.

floral squareLanden is survived by parents Lee and Suzanne Guye; sister Aliyah Guye; grandparents Jerry Butterworth, John and Brenda Guye, Debbie and James Young; uncles Johnny (Leann) Guye, Lesley Guye, Cody (Sarah) Butterworth; and many cousins.

Landen was preceded in death by Aunt Lynnette Brumley, cousin Tyler Guye, and Betty White.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library at donate.imaginationlibrary.com.

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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 Thad Marcum

Thaddeus “Thad” Earl Marcum, age 43, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Thad was born November 23, 1978 in Sharon, PA. As a man of strong Christian faith, he found his peace in the outdoors, fishing, sports, and his family. Mr. Marcum will be remembered for this genuine kind heart, and his unconditional love for his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Carol Cable Pendleton, and his step-father, Leonard Austin Pendleton.

floral squareHe is survived by his three children, Lilly Marcum, Brett Webb and Bradley Marcum; along with his sisters and brother-in-law, Lisa Jones, Jennie Webb/Phillip Roach, and Stacy and Chris Drake; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and special friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Lifehouse Fellowship Church in Joelton, TN on Sunday, October 23, 2022 beginning at 1pm. A memorial service will follow at 2pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to Samaritan Recovery Community samctr.org.

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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 John Martin Thomas

John Martin Thomas, age 51, of Louisville, TN, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 1pm Friday, October 21, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. Warner Durnell officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5-7pm Thursday and again from 11am until time of service at 1pm Friday at the funeral home.

floral squareJohn was born September 13, 1971 in Cincinnati, OH to Ross and Linda Harless Thomas. He worked in the printing industry for many years as a Pressman and then as a Supervisor.

He is survived by his children, Chelsie Thomas, David Thomas, Caden Thomas and Jamison Thomas; granddaughter, Kylah; fiancé, McKinsie Hall; parents, Ross and Linda Thomas; and brothers, Shawn (Jennifer) Thomas and Todd (Monica) Thomas.

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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 Kenneth Eric Hinkle

Kenneth Eric Hinkle, age 68 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Tuesday October 11, 2022, at The Arbors at Springfield Heights.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday October 16, 2022, in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Carrol officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery with Jeff Walker, Danny Borthick, Mike Gallagher, Kyle Binkley, Mike Lipscomb and Al Herchenhahn serving as pallbearers. The family will receive visitors on Sunday from 12 noon until the hour of service at 2 pm.

Eric was born September 30, 1954, in Madison, Tennessee to Hazel Munday Hinkle and the late Joseph Kenneth Hinkle. Eric was well known in the golfing community of Middle Tennessee. He enjoyed watching tennis and college basketball with his mother and especially enjoyed the salmon patties she would make for him. Holidays with his family, attending church, reading his bible, squirrel hunting and collecting the tails, annual golf trips with his buddies, rock and roll music and watching a movie and eating popcorn especially “A Goodyear” were things Eric enjoyed.

floral squareIn addition to his mother, Hazel Hinkle, Eric is survived by his wife, Rita Powell Hinkle; his daughter, Leslie (Jed) Hampton; his son Luke (Diona) Hinkle; sister Vicky (David) Lynch and his grandchildren, Dayton Hinkle, Morgan Hinkle, and Lyla Hampton.

If so desired, the family request that memorial donations may be made in Eric’s memory to the Nashville Rescue Mission.

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

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Obituary for Beverly Sue Arms

Beverly Sue Arms, 76 of Springfield, was welcomed in the arms of the Lord on October 11, 2022.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, October 14, 2022 at the Robertson County funeral home. Family received friends from 10:00am-2:00pm. Services began at 2:00pm with Pastor Ronnie Green officiating. Pallbearers were David Traughber, Stanley West, Bennie Pearson, Drew Scarbrough, Terry Kirby, and Paul Jones. Honorary Pallbearers were Mike Caudill and Steve Love.

Beverly was born on July 1, 1946 in Springfield, TN to the late Lewis Owen Mantlo and Sue Lillian Brown Mantlo. She was a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church, where she dedicated her life to the Lord. Beverly can be described as a giver, a comforter, selfless, and Godly women. She was also full of elegance and grace.

Beverly married her best friend Donnie Arms on September 27, 1964. Beverly and Donnie have the kind of love that shows what a true Christian marriage should be. Where they put God as the center of focus. They built a beautiful life together. It was not always easy, but they always had each other.

Beverly started her career very young as a nurse at Jesse Holman Jones. She showed compassion and nurture throughout her career. She not only touched the lives her patients, but also the ones she worked beside. Beverly was loved and respected by all who crossed her path. Her brilliant mind and dedication paved the way for her success as a nurse. After 32 years, Beverly retired from Northcrest Medical center, where she will always be remembered for her sweet, kind spirit.

Beverly was not only a wife or nurse, but a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her pride and joy were the accomplishments of those she loved the most. Beverly had a love so pure, and always knew what exactly was needed. She shared the word of God, and taught each of them that the only way to move forward is to put God first. She inspired them to love with all their heart, and what the true meaning of family is.

Our hearts on Earth have a missing piece, but we know she is rejoicing in the presence of the Almighty King. We know standing there beside our Lord are the open arms of her beloved son. Today we celebrate the life of a women who gave her all and loved all. She is whole, healed, and fully restored. As she walks the streets of gold small children will surround her as she loves and nurtures them.

floral squareIn addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Jeanette Mantlo and son, Randy Scott Arms. Beverly leaves behind a long legacy to carry her memories; her sisters Pat Reynolds, Rita and Terry Kirby, and Toni and Mike Caudill. Her children, Angela and Wesley Grogan, Mike Arms, and Jay Arms. Her grandchildren, Amanda and Drew Scarbrough, Luke and Amanda West, John West, Carson and Kaitlin Arms, Jodi and Waylon Owens, and Brayden Grogan. Along with 11 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 Dr. Richard Joseph “Joe” Bridwell

Dr. Richard Joseph “Joe” Bridwell went home to Jesus on August 16, 2022 at age 84, in Springfield, Tennessee.

Joe was born on January 26, 1938 to Frank and Anno Bridwell in Alice, Texas. After graduating from Abilene High School in 1956, he went on to earn four degrees. He received two bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and geology in 1962 from the University of Texas, Austin. He was then commissioned as a Naval Officer and served our country in the Naval Data Processing Center in Washington DC for three years. He continued his geological studies and received his Master’s degree from Colorado School of Mines in 1968. He went on to receive his doctorate from the University of Utah in geology. He lived in New Mexico until moving to Tennessee to be cared for by his daughter.

Joe loved the outdoors, geology, photography, and genealogy. He spent many years and traveled extensively to learn about and document the Bridwell and Brown family histories and wrote a book on those histories. He traveled around the southwest taking pictures of nature and his favorite area to photograph were The Bisti Badlands. He won several awards in New Mexico for his photography.

floral squareDr. Bridwell was predeceased by his brother, Robert Bridwell, and both his parents. Dr. Bridwell is survived by his children and their spouses: Donna Christine Powley (Greg), Dirk Nikolaus Bridwell (Louise Hollesen), Erin Thais Van Meter (Thomas) and three grandchildren Kylie and Madison Van Meter and August Bridwell.

Dr. Bridwell’s celebration of life was held in Greenbrier, TN at the Van Meter home on October 15, 2022.

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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 Wanda Faye Frasier

Wanda Faye Day Frasier went home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 15, 2022 at her home. She was born October 11, 1939 in Ridgeway, IL to James Lawrence and Lena Mae Stinnett Day. She retired from ALCOA, where she worked as a lab technician. Wanda enjoyed sewing, gardening, traveling, sight seeing and farm life, including caring for farm animals. She was a member of Temple baptist Church. She also enjoyed teaching Vacation Bible School.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Carroll Day and Austin Day; sisters, Gladys Eifert, Geraldine Heath and Bernice Krueger. She is survived by her loving husbnd of 64 years, Larry R. Frasier, Sr., White House, TN; sons, Larry R. “Rick” Frasier, Jr (Joyce), VA and Robby Alan (Lisa) Frasier, Goodlettsville, TN; daughters, Donna Renee (David) Griggs, White House, TN and Dana Jo (Paul) Hancock ,Rogersville, AL; sisters, Jo Anne (Larry) DeWeese, Evansville, IN, Joyce (James) Rose, Jasper, IN, Linda Reysz, Indianapolis, IN and Sharon (Thomas) Oakley, Newburgh, IN; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 3pm at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Hancock officiating. Visitation is planned for Saturday, October 29, 2022 1-3PM at the church. 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 Melbourne Richard Warren

Age 64 of Cedar Hill passed away Saturday, October 15, 2022 at his home. He was born January 13, 1958 in Goodlettsville, TN to Melbourne Warren and Mary Lou Gourley. He worked as an electrician for JC Moss before his retirement. Mr. Warren was an avid University of Tennessee Volunteers fan.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Karen Warren. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Darlene Ray, Cedar Hill, TN; sons, Rick Warren, Cottontown, TN; Spencer Ray and Isaac Ray, both of Cedar Hill, TN; daughters, Ashley (Mike) Retoff, Antioch, TN and Holly Rose, Cedar Hill, TN; 6 grandchildren, Haven, Kalyn, Alyssa, floral squareElijah, Heavenlee and Ryker; 2 great-grandchildren, Stella and Aurora.

Funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation is planned for Sunday, October 23, 2022 12-2pm 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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Obituary for Shelby Knox

Shelby Jean Knox, age 82 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at her home.

A graveside service will be conducted at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Clarksville at 1:30PM on Monday, October 17th, with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial will follow with Michael Knox, Bradley Buck, Donald Guthrie, James Yelton, Raybon Denny, Jr., and Ronnie Parker serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Monday from 10:00AM until 12:00 noon.

Mrs. Knox was born on January 12, 1940 in Timothy, Tennessee, to the late Raymon & Julia Clark Davis. She was a homemaker who was a very involved grandmother. She was a member of the Stroudsville Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James “Jimmy” Knox; and son-in-law, Richard C. Buck.

floral squareSurvivors include her son, Michael S. (Anna) Knox; daughters, Joy D. Buck, Carol D. Knox, and Melony K. Sloan; grandchildren, Bradley M. Buck (Carrie), Jennifer A. Buck, Tera Melissa Lynn (Dmitri), Sarah Jeneꞌ Appanaitis (Peter), and Colby Timmerman; and great-grandson, Anthony Miles Buck.

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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 Brenda Carolyn Jones

Brenda Carolyn Jones, age 78, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at 1pm Friday, October 14, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Springfield with Bro. Michael Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Oakland Cemetery with Bryan Jones, Brandon Jones, Patrick Jones, Cole Jones, Jarrett Pentecost, and Kelby Chowning serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy Slate, Joe Slate, Kevin Jones and Joedy Hallman.

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

Mrs. Jones was born August 14, 1944 in Robertson County to the late John Rayburn and Ruby Dorris Krisle. She retired from the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office where she had served as an floral squareAdministrative Assistant for many years. Mrs. Jones was a member of the North Springfield Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charles W. Jones; sons, Bryan (Shelley) Jones and Brandon (Amy) Jones; 4 grandchildren, Paige, Patrick, Brooke and Cole; 7 great grandchildren; and sisters, Evelyn (Howard) Felton and Joyce Raye (Sam) Patton.

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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 Mary Ethel Eidson

Age 91, of Springfield went home to be with the Lord Monday, October 10, 2022 at White House Health Care & Rehab. She was born June 1, 1931 in Robertson County, TN to Charles Everett & Retha Mae Adams Ellis. She worked for several gas stations that she and her husband owned over the years, including Bethel Road Shell, Clearview Shell, Ridgeview Shell and the Plainview Shell. She also worked as a homemaker and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she had served as WMU Director. She enjoyed spending time with and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always put others ahead of herself.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Welborn Ray Eidson; granddaughter, Nina Blocker. She is survived by her sons, Wayne (Rhonda) Eidson, Springfield, TN, Steve (Kay) Eidson, Katy, TX and Kevin Eidson, Springfield, TN; daughter, Mary Lynn (Jerry) Henson, Springfield, TN; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild.

floral squareFuneral service was held Friday, October 14, 2022 at 12noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Bob Carroll and Bro Josh Culver officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery with Brad Blocker, Jerry Henson, Brad Oskin, Ethan Chesnut, Isaac Chesnut and Logan Oskin serving as pallbearers. Visitation was Thursday, October 13, 2022 4-8PM and Friday, October 14, 2022 10AM until the hour of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

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(Updated) Obituaries Oct. 3-9, 2022

Obituary for Clifford Holt

Clifford Holt, Age 69, of Adams, Tennessee, died Thursday, October 6, 2022, at the EgeMed Hospital in Soke/Aydin, Turkey after a short illness while on a cruise.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 22nd, with Bro. Bruce Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Shepard Cemetery in Stroudsville, Tennessee. Active pallbearers will be Conn Butts, Shawn Clemments, Culley Holt, Frank Holt, Jr., Randy Luckey, John Wamble and Sammy Sanders. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Centonze, Danny Killebrew and Lyle Bogard.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 21st from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Saturday from 10 AM until the hour of service at 1:00 PM.

Mr. Holt was born on September 6th, 1953 in Montgomery County, Tennessee to the late Walter and Jewell Katherine Shepard Holt. He graduated from Clarksville High School in 1971 and began working at TRANE in November of the same year. After 43 years of service, he retired in August of 2014. Cliff loved watching University of Tennessee Football, St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, playing golf, and spending time with his girls and Joe … but he didn’t want Joe to know that. He loved talking sports with you and could remember scores from back in the 80’s. The past few years he had stepped out of his comfort zone and enjoyed traveling seeing the world.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, Mr. Holt is preceded in death by his brother, Frank Holt, Sr. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Joe Groves; granddaughter, Carleigh Joe Groves; Sister, Effie Pardon; dear companion until the end, Judy Holt and best friend, John Wamble.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777 or Online

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

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Obituary for Helen Harp

After an extended illness, on October 8, 2022, Helen Faye Harp went home to rest in the arms of Christ until that day when we will all be reunited in a far better home than this one.

Helen was born on April 28, 1948, to George Thomas and Lena Cleo Gregory, both of whom proceeded her in death. She was also proceeded by two brothers and five sisters, and her much loved mother and father-in-law, Birtle and Lena Harp.

She was a devoted child, beloved sister, and treasured wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin, mentor, and care giver. She loved, and was loved, by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Don Harp, and her children Shelly (Steve) Fields of Ideal, Ga, Jason, of Springfield, Tn, Nikki, of Montezuma, Ga, and Derek, of Ellijay, Ga. As well as her beloved grandchildren, Brandon (Jenny), Megan (Stephen), Joshua, Anthony, Jacob (Emily), Braxten, Olivia, and Darien, and several great grandchildren. She is also survived by Emily Lawrence, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and other kin as well as a multitude of wonderful friends, all of whom loved her very much.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Harp, Jacob Harp, Joshua McMurtry, Brandon McMurtry, Stephen Underwood, and Brien Bush.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne (CC McCartney) Scott, Lisa Langley, Linda Cauley, Ray Harp, Emily Ann Lawrence, Debbie Bollinger Jones, Alexandria Altman, Devon O’Day, Becky Hobbs, Billy Centeno, and many other family members and treasured friends.

Helen loved life, and she lived a very full one. She loved to fish and bowl, and when she was younger, she loved to play ladies softball. She was a wonderful dancer and danced on a precision clogging team that won the Mid-South State Senior Fair Clogging championship in 1985. One of her special pleasures was watching her granddaughter Olivia dance.

She loved the University of Tennessee sports, and was a faithful fan of the football team and of the ladies basketball and fast pitch softball teams

Helen was a hard worker, and in addition to being a homemaker, she excelled in many fields of employment. She was employed for several years by Wilson Sporting Goods in Springfield, and by the Springfield Walmart.

In the mid 80s she became the Director of Publishing for Worldwide Entertainment, a country music publishing company and recording label, where she worked with some of the best songwriters in country music.

One of her proudest achievements was when she became part owner and office manager- Director of Operations for a nationally syndicated radio program called Climbing Country, where she met and worked with some of the biggest stars in country music. At many functions among those stars, she was the light in the room, and was loved by all. She was proud to have worked with Chubby Checker when he was in Nashville recording an album and became friends with him. There are so many stories of the things she accomplished in the music business they would require a book to tell.

floral squareShe retired from public work in 2009 from Sprint, where she was a call center representative, and she and Don moved to Georgia to be closer to their children.

She was much loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

She will be laid to rest in Memorial Gardens at 3:00 PM, on Tuesday, October 18th, in Springfield in a quiet graveside service, where her family and friends will gather to pay their respects.

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

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Obituary for Travis E. Dowlen

Travis Eugene Dowlen was born November 28, 1983, in Springfield, Tennessee to Linda Hines and the late Michael Dowlen. God called him home for his eternal rest on Monday, October 3, 2022.

Travis received his education at Springfield High School, graduating with the Class of 2002.

He was married to Evelyn Harris and within this union they joined together a family of three sons and one stepdaughter.

Travis was a member of the St. James Missionary Baptist Church. He worked many years at Electrolux.

Travis was a great son, brother and father. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was devoted to providing and taking care of his family. He worked hard and played hard. He liked to camp, grill and cook.

He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Dowlen and brother, Eric Kinta Hines.

floral squareHe leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Linda Hines; three sons, Rashad, Travis Jr. and Kendrick Dowlen; stepdaughter, Halo Harris; sister, Te’erra Dowlen; brothers, Jeffery Dowlen and Brandon McCarley; mother-in-law, Demetra Harris; nephews, Qwentae Buck, Queshon and Seon Cromwell, Jeffery Dowlen Jr., and Tyson Dowlen; nieces, Andrea, Aaliyah, Gracelynn, Laylh and Augustine Dowlen; several devoted friends, LaDaverick Suggs, Jamal Graves, Reggie Malvo, Tony Dowlen, Marcus Johnson and Michael Wayne; his second mom, Melody Dioiorio; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Viewing, Visitation, and Funeral was Friday, October 7, 2022 at St. James Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Washington, Eulogy and Officiant; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.1800 John L Patterson St, Springfield, TN

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Obituary for James Owen Utley
July 29, 1946 ~ October 6, 2022 (age 76)

James Owen Utley, age 76 of Cross Plains, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Joint funeral services for he and his wife, Clara Jean Utley, who passed on September 30, 2022 was held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Robert E. Bell officiated, and Rev. Arneal Strain will give the eulogy, Pallbearers were Clifford Walker, Jason Thomas, Jr., Jordan Thomas, Mike Hall, Jr., James Taylor, William Barbee, Sampson Williams, Lance Williams, Michael Utley, Robert Louis Bell, Fred Bell, James K. Blakemore, Ernest Matthews, and Marco Partinger. The family received friends at the church on Saturday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Utley was born July 29, 1946 in White House to the late Forrest and Lockey Dee Williams Utley. He was a member of Howard’s Chapel Baptist Church in Goodlettsville where he professed his faith at an early age and he was a truck driver and a specialized concrete worker for decades at Tri-County Concrete Company in Hendersonville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Jean Bell Utley; brothers, Joe Allen and Lansford Robert Utley.

floral squareHe leaves to mourn his sons, James o. Utley of Nashville and Ronald Utley and wife Regina Utley of Portland; sisters, Portia O’Neal of Nashville and Doris Walker-Taylor and husband James Taylor of Goodlettsville; grandchildren, Savanna, Sean, and Jonathan Utley; great grandchildren, Santana Utley, ZY-ari Jorgia Lynn Utley, and ZY-onna Clara Jean Utley; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to all the pallbearers and flower bearers.

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

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Obituary for David Lee Music

David Lee Music, age 48, of White House, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at 1pm Friday, October 14, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Greenbrier with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Per David’s wishes, he was cremated following the services.

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

Mr. Music was born March 10, 1974 in Marion, OH to Obal and Rea Jean Carter Music.

David is preceded in death by his father, Obal Music.

floral squareHe is survived by his sons, Eugene “Carter” Music and Jax Lee Music; mother, Rea Jean Music; brothers, Mark Music and Jerome Music; and sisters, Christa Music and her partner William Nance and Annie Price.

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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 Bob Batson

Robert “Bob” Benton Batson, age 75 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Thursday, October 13th, with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 12th from 6:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Thursday from 12:00PM noon until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Batson was born on June 12th, 1947 in Long Beach, California, to the late Dean & Ruth Brown Batson. He was a retired certified public accountant and a veteran of the United States Air Force having served two tours in the Vietnam War.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lauwana Batson; son, Brian (Mandi) Batson; brother, Rick (Carol) Batson; and grandchildren, Carly, Nate, and Ellie Batson.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

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

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Obituary for Marty Biggs

Martin “Marty” Odell Biggs, age 62 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00AM on Tuesday, October 11, with Bro. Barry Voorhies officiating. Burial followed at 2:00PM in Burns Cemetery in Rockvale, Tennessee with Milton Johnson, Jerry Brown, Jeff Kelton, Joseph Brown, Jimmy Bennett, and Brad Bennett serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, October 10th from 3:00PM until 7:30PM and again on Tuesday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Biggs was born on January 13, 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Ernest & Ida Arrington Biggs. He had been installing and selling floor covering since he was 15 years old and worked for Carter Floor Covering for over 30 years. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and being the funniest guy around. Mr. Biggs loved his family, most especially his grandchildren and was a member of the Lifehouse Fellowship Church.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 31 years, Sara Biggs; daughter, Elizabeth (Joseph) Brown; brother, Kirby Biggs; granddaughters, Katherine Brown and Olivia Brown; and Aunt Betty.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Burns Cemetery, C/O Lisa Batey, 7508 Bradley Creek Road, Lascassas, Tennessee 37085
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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of local arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Jo Taylor Watson

Jo Taylor Watson, 94, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday October 7, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday October 11th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Caleb Lewis officiating. Interment followed in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Michael Bilyeu, Austin Bilyeu, Hunter Bilyeu, Jeremy Watson, and Mark McCandless serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center Volunteers. The family received friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Ms. Jo was born August 27, 1928, in Carrollton, KY to the late Harvey and Pauline Wright Taylor. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Springfield. She was a member of the TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center Auxiliary for over 27 years. Ms. Jo was the recent recipient of the National Volunteer of the Year for HCA. She loved working word puzzles and traveling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Watson, Sr., and by six brothers and two sisters.

floral squareMs. Jo is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law: Claude and Donna Watson, Jr., of Lebanon, Arthur Watson of Greenbrier, and Timmy Watson of Elkton, KY, by her daughter: Paula Watson Bilyeu of Springfield, and by her 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and 5 step 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 Lovie Virginia Johnson
July 24, 1948 ~ October 6, 2022 (age 74)

Full obituary to be posted.

VISITATION: Wednesday, October 12, 2022- 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 2201 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172

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Obituary for J.L. Bush, Jr.

J.L. Bush, Jr., 87, of Greenbrier, passed away on Wednesday October 5, 2022, at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Friday October 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Jon Briggs officiating. Interment followed in the Greenbrier Cemetery with Kevin Bush, Sr., Kevin Bush, Jr., James Foster, Ronnie Jones, and Joe Yount serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Bush was born May 9, 1935, in Nashville to the late J.L. and Reba Louise Parrish Bush, Sr. He worked in general construction for many years and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Bush was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite.

floral squareMr. Bush is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Parker Bush of Greenbrier, by his son and daughter-in-law: Kevin Jay and Amanda Bush of Louisville, and by his five grandchildren and two 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 Bobby George Allen Sr.

Bobby Allen passed from this life on October 6, 2022. He was born in Morrison, TN on March 28, 1944, and spent his early life in Grundy County, TN with frequent trips back to “the Mountain” for family visits. His parents were William R. and Georgia W. Allen. His brothers; Mason and Walter Allen preceded him in death and he is survived by his sister Barbara (Lee) Hodges. His family moved to the Millersville, TN area and then on to Greenbrier, TN in 1960. He attended Greenbrier High School where he was a running back for Coach Blue Howse’s Bobcats during their era of 24 games with no losses. After graduation, Bobby became a welder who was proud of his reputation of being called upon for weld jobs that required x-ray testing. He would proudly point out beams he had welded at Opryland Hotel and the tanks he had welded on Peterbilt trucks. He retired from Peterbilt Motors in 2003.

He was a Christian with strong beliefs and attended Main Street Church of Christ.

He married his high school classmate, Carolyn Fehrman Allen and they had two sons: Bobby G. Allen, Jr (Shelly) and J. Travis Allen (Stacy). He was the proud Grandpa of Curt (Kristy) Allen, Casey (Brittany) Allen, Keri (Nathan) Birdwell and Cody (Shea) Allen. And, then he got the pleasure of repeating the Grandpa role with his great-grands: Willow Rose Birdwell, Braylen Allen, Macie Leigh Allen, Aubrey Allen, Reed Allen, Calum Birdwell, Finn Birdwell (deceased) and Jolie Allen.

Appreciation is expressed to Dr. Thomas Johnston and staff at The Advanced Heart Failure Clinic at Centennial and to Dr. Dennis Rainwater and Tiffany at NorthCrest Tri-Star for their excellent care and compassion.

floral squarePursuant to Bobby’s request, his earthly body is being cremated and a family memorial visitation/Celebration of Life will be held from 4-7pm on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier.

In lieu of other forms of condolence, please perform an act of kindness for someone who could use assistance: hold a door, say a kind word, help with a chore; etc. This will be an honor for Bobby’s memory and most of all you will honor our Lord.

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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 Billie Jean Burney

Billie Jean Burney, age 91, of Cedar Hill, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 10, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Bruce Cunningham officiating. Burial followed in the Dunn Cemetery in Cedar Hill with Nicholas Murphey, Jamie Burney, Jamie Barnhart, Landon Joyce, Wesley Stuard, and Garry Pangborn serving as pallbearers. Mr. Eric Carneal was an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday from 11am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mrs. Burney was born November 28, 1930 in Nashville to the late Thomas Wade and Mary Louise Cooksey Gregory. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Burney is preceded in death by her husband, James Burney, her son, Tom Burney, and her daughter, Pat Burney Byrne.

floral squareMrs. Burney is survived by her daughter, Sandy Yates; grandchildren, Stephanie Murphey, Jamie Burney, Shannon Holt, Stacy Byrne, and Katy Barnhart; 6 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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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 Paul Wilkerson

Paul Gene Wilkerson, age 78, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022 at The Waters of Springfield.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 10, 2022 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Dr. Jason Wilkerson officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jack W. Wilkerson, Joseph Traughber, Cody Wilkerson, Colton Wilkerson, Charles Wilkerson, Jr., Calvin Cothron, Mike Watts, and Glenn Mason serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the City of Springfield Electric Department, the member of the Woodland Street United Methodist Church, Mike Cobb, Jimmy Lemley, Billy Grant, Kempf Wilkerson, and Malcolm E. Wilkerson.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 12:30-4:30pm and again on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 11am.

Mr. Wilkerson was born October 28, 1943 in Columbus, OH to the late Malcolm and Annie Lou Martin Wilkerson. He worked for the City of Springfield in the Electric Department for over 44 years, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Woodland Street United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents Mr. Wilkerson is preceded in death by his brothers, Albert “Jack” Wilkerson and Robert Wilkerson, his sister, Charlotte Jane Wilkerson, and his nephew, Jackie Wilkerson. Mr. Wilkerson is survived by his special friend of more than 47 years, Linda Carter; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Donna Wilkerson; and a host of loving nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

floral squareA special thanks goes to the staff of NHC Healthcare and Caris Hospice for the love and compassion shown to Mr. Wilkerson and his family.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Woodland Street United Methodist Church. 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 Paul Sharp, Jr.

Paul Ray Sharp, Jr., age 56, of Adairville, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022 at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Randy Crawford officiating. Burial followed in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mr. Sharp was born October 23, 1965 in Springfield, TN to the late Mr. Paul Ray Sharp, Sr. and Mrs. Charlotte Elsie Ollis Sharp of Adairville. He worked in construction and was a Christian.

floral squareIn addition to his father Mr. Sharp is preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Traylor.

In addition to his mother Mr. Sharp is survived by his daughter, Elaina Sharp of St. Louis, MO; brother, Gary Ollis of NC; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Geraldine and Scottie Stagner of Adairville and Frances and Randy Crawford of Springfield.

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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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