In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of October 23, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week of October 23, 2022

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Oct. 17-23, 2022

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Delphia Johnson Williams

Delphia Mae Johnson Williams, age 97, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Springfield, TN, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022. A graveside service will be conducted at 11am Saturday, October 29, 2022 in the mausoleum chapel of Springfield Memorial Gardens with Brother Sam Andavazo officiating.

Mrs. Williams was born December 18, 1924 in Barren Plains, TN to the late Albert and Floy Gainous Johnson and was raised on the family farm. She started her career at the Bell System and then went on to be a successful Real Estate Agent in Florida. Mrs. Williams raised her family in Hollywood, FL and was an active member of Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church, and enjoyed her role as a Sunday School teacher. She loved spending time with family in Atlanta and Springfield and enjoyed traveling, reading the newspaper, and watching sports.

Delphia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and a true friend to all who knew her. Delphia was known for her love of family and her kindness and generosity toward children, grandchildren, extended family and friends throughout her life. She will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Miller Williams Sr.; brothers, Ammon Johnson and William Albert Johnson; and sister, Mable Johnson Heatherly.

floral squareShe is survived by a son, Edward Miller (Carolyn) Williams Jr.; daughter, Leah Williams Tobin; grandchildren, John Miller Williams, Paige Meeks Williams, Alyssa Ann Tobin and Britney Ann Tobin; son-in-law, Patrick Tobin; and sisters, Irene Palmer and Lorene Dean.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Barren Plains Baptist Church, 4507 Corbin Sneed Road, Springfield, TN 37172, (615) 384-6072.

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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 Sandra Marie Casto

Age 73 of Portland passed away Friday, October 21, 2022 at her home. She was born December 30, 1948 in Waverly, TN to Orman and Nell Marie Davis Dendy, She worked as a nurse before her retirement. Sandra loved sculpting, oil painting and photography. She attended Grace Community Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Orman and Nell Dendy; husband, Cecil Kenneth Casto; sister, Judy Newbern. She is survived by her daughter, Angie (Mike) Abell; grandson, Kenny Abell, all of White House, TN; brother, Johnny Dendy, Hermitage, TN; a host of other family and friends.

floral squareA memorial service is scheduled for Friday, November 4, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Glen Ashworth officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery Columbarium. Visitation with the family is scheduled for Friday, November 4, 2022 10qm until the hour of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

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

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Obituary for Shirley Stewart Johnson

Shirley Stewart Johnson, age 83, of Orlinda was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, October 16, 2022 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease at the Waters of Gallatin. She was born November 16, 1938 in Orlinda to the late Carl and Hazel Stewart. She was preceded in death by her brother Billy Stewart, sisters Mabel Stewart and Margaret Stewart Whitley, and infant son Anthony Thomas Wilson.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 41 years, Dan Johnson of Orlinda; brother Charles (Margaret Ann) Stewart of Adairville, KY; daughter, Melanie (Chris) Jernigan of White House; step-sons, Daniel Johnson of Johnstown, NY, Chris Johnson of Palmcoast, FL, and Greg Johnson of Questa, NM; grandchildren, Courtney (Ivan) Ati, Will (fiancé Becca Selner) Jernigan, Clint (Brooke) Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Chelsea (Jeremy) Brown, Jake (Madison) Johnson, Jarod Johnson, Jaden Johnson, and Jailyn Johnson; and four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley was a graduate of East Robertson High School. She worked as a beautician for over 60 years and was a lifelong member of Orlinda Baptist Church. Shirley was a loving mother and wife who spoiled her grandchildren with unconditional love. She enjoyed spending most of her free time cleaning, shopping, and cooking her famous pies.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Orlinda Baptist Church with Pastor Lance Wamble and Reverend David Dean officiating. Burial followed in the Williams Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery with Will Jernigan, Ivan Ati, Steve Pitt, Jeff Cherry, Bruce Corban, and Daniel Johnson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the Women’s Bible Class of Orlinda Baptist Church and the East Robertson High School Class of 1957. The family received friends at Orlinda Baptist Church on Wednesday from 2 until 5:30 pm and Thursday from 12 pm until the hour of service.

floral squareThe family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to either the Orlinda Baptist Church Music Fund or the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. 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 Jack Marshall Fisher

Jack Marshall Fisher, 95, of Springfield, passed away on Friday October 14, 2022, at The Waters of Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday October 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Reverend Jim Woodard officiating. Interment followed in the Hopewell Cemetery with Shawn Fisher, Paul White, Anthony Garnett, Scott Creek, Don Downard, Leslie Richardson, Jake Downard, and Nick Richardson serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Wednesday from 12 noon until service time at Hopewell Baptist Church.

Mr. Fisher was born July 20, 1927, in Springfield to the late Marshall Bernard and Hazel Pope Fisher. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy, was a retired truck driver, a member of the Teamsters Union, and was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Mr. Fisher enjoyed football, talking on the phone, or in person with his friends, riding around in the country, especially the Hopewell community, and having breakfast at either Hardee’s or Wendy’s. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by is wife: Iva Jean Stults Fisher, by his son: Jimmy Fisher, who was also the son of the late Gertrude Fisher, and by his sister: Kathryne Henry.

floral squareMr. Fisher is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Marlene and Jimmy Bunch of Springfield, Darlene and Glenn Gainous of Springfield, Marilyn and Bill Johnson of Charleston, S.C., and Donna Downard of Springfield, by his son: Shawn Fisher of Springfield, by his grandchildren: Teresa (Leslie) Richardson and Don (Allison) Downard, by his four great grandchildren, and by his special friend and neighbor: John Wayne Allen of Springfield.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell 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 Judy Douglas

Judith Ann Douglas “Judy”, age 75 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Friday, October 21, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:30PM on Monday, October 24th, 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 Monday, October 24th from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 12:30PM.

Mrs. Douglas was born on March 22, 1947 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late Clarence and Ramona Jones Lee. She was retired after 30 years from the State of Tennessee. She loved to sightsee, watch tv, and she enjoyed teaching the young children at Sunday School.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Harris Nicholson; and sister, Linda Lee.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Garrett Douglas; brother, David (Pam) Lee; and many loving nieces & nephews and aunt.

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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 James Wesley Troutt

Age 92 of Cottontown, Tn passed away Friday, October 21, 2022 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born September 26, 1930 in Madison, TN to Paul Wesley & Sadie Pauline Rippy Troutt. He worked as a mechanic for the City of White House before his retirement. Mr. Troutt enjoyed watching NASCAR and football, especially the Titans. He loved spending time with people, especially his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters, Mae, Patricia and Virginia; 2 brothers, William and Howard. He is survived by daughters, Denise (Scott) Humphreys, Apopka, FL and Tammy Jones, Prosper, TX; 4 grandchildren, Brandon Lepper, Apopka, FL, Natalie Dillman, Altamonte Springs, FL, Brittany (Sam) Magoun, Prosper, TX and Courtney (Taylor) Fikes, Plano, TX; 4 great-grandchildren, Jakob, McKinley, Miley and Max.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Pastor Richard Garza officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery in Westmoreland with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Wednesday, October 26, 2022 5-9pm and Thursday, October 27, 10-11am 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 Joe David Cron

Joe Cron, age 74 of Greenbrier went home to be with YHWH YHWSH, Thursday, October 20, 2022 at Centennial Medical Center. He was born November 12, 1947 in Portland, TN to Robert Reese & Helen Groves Cron. He worked as a court security officer for the U.S. Marshall. He had also served as Mayor and as a police officer in Kingston Springs. Mr. Cron was a Christian and loved YHWH YHWSH and his church, The Church of the First Born. He enjoyed mowing grass with his Kabota tractor. He also cut the grass at the church and made sure that it was always cut to perfection. He enjoyed woodworking when he was younger and was a Tennessee Volunteers fan.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathy Cron. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Barbara Cron, Greenbrier, TN; son, Travis Shane Cron, Bellevue, TN; daughter, April (Mike) Story, Brentwood, TN; sister, Patsy (Harold) Hall, Cottontown, TN; 6 grandchildren, Alan, Joshua, David, Andrew, Austin and Megan; 2 great-grandchildren, Alan and soon to be born, Oliver.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Monday, October 24, 2022 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Roger Brewer officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with Alan Groves, Mike Story, David Story, Andrew Story, Shane Cron and Jimmy Gammons serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Monday, October 24, 2022 10am 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 Norman Donald Smith

Age 39 of White House passed away Thursday, October 20, 2022 in Nashville, TN. He was born March 19, 1983 in Madison, TN to Norman Dennis & Gracie Wynn Smith. He worked as a cook for the Colorado Grill in Franklin, KY. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed playing X-Box, cooking, working on cars, jewelry, motorcycles and drawing. He was a Christian and a member of Old Hickory Church of the Nazarene.

He is preceded in death by his brother, William Smith; maternal grandparents, Charlie & Trinnie Wynn; paternal grandparents, Donald & Beverly Smith. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Susana Smith; parents, Norman & Gracie Smith; son, William Smith, all of White House, TN.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for 2pm Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Wednesday, October 26, 2022 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Old Hickory Church of the Nazarene 605 Jones Street Old Hickory, TN 37138.

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

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Obituary for Grady Dorris

Grady Lee Dorris, age 82 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, October 17, 2022 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Sunday, October 23rd, with Bro. David Royalty and Sean Sesnan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Kentucky with Josh Harris, David Smith, Rex Dorris, Kevin Jarrell, Barry Young, and Chuck Dorris serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Dorris was born on February 8, 1940 in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late Floyd & Lena Norris Dorris. He retired from Whirlpool as a tool and die maker and also farmed. He dearly loved the Lord and served as bus pastor at Park Avenue Baptist Church. He loved his dog “Gidget” and enjoyed passing out candy on Halloween to all the trick or treators in Harris Farms. Mr. Dorris was a Master Gardener who won 1st place four years in a row in Cheatham County. He was a member of First Baptist Church Joelton.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Dorris; daughter, Karen Dorris; and siblings, Billy, James, Lowell, Rex, Sam, and Noel Dorris, and Gerald Burgess.

floral squareSurvivors include his daughter, Renee Dorris; brother, Floyd “Joe” (Barbara) Dorris; sisters, Peggy Burgess and Naomi Houston (Clay); and numerous nieces and nephews.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Joelton, 7140 Whites Creek Pike, Joelton, Tennessee 37080

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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 Rebecca Lee Bellar

“Becky”-Age 62 of Springfield went home to be with the Lord Monday, October 17, 2022 at NHC in Springfield. She was born August 31, 1960 in Nashville, TN to Bryan and Betty Goolsby Bellar. She worked as a teacher for Robertson County Schools at Coopertown Middle School and had also worked for the Robertson County Health Department. Becky was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, which she loved so much. She enjoyed watching classic films, was an avid reader, loved spending time on the beach and just enjoyed any time she was able to spend in the sun. She was known for her quick wit and her love for her children and grandchildren. Becky was a Christian and she also had a deep love for animals.

She is preceded in death by her father, Bryan Bellar; brother-in-law, Gary Nesbitt. She is survived by her son, Noah Fagan, Nashville, TN; daughters, Abigail Fagan, Nashville, TN and Grace (Jon) Graves, Springfield, TN; mother, Betty Bellar, Antioch, TN; sister, Cathy Nesbitt, Antioch, TN; two grandchildren, Sawyer and Florrie Jane Graves, Springfield, TN.

floral squareA Celebration of Life memorial service was Friday, October 21, 2022 at Springfield Baptist Church at 2pm with Dr. David Evans officiating. Visitation with the family was Friday, October 21, 2022 11am until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to Springfield Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery 400 N. Main Street Springfield, TN 37172 or to Pawsternashville.org

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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. 10-16, 2022

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

The family received 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 was conducted at 1pm Friday, October 21, 2022 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. Warner Durnell officiating.

The family received 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 were 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 followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery with Jeff Walker, Danny Borthick, Mike Gallagher, Kyle Binkley, Mike Lipscomb and Al Herchenhahn serving as pallbearers. The family received 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 was Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 3pm at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Hancock officiating. Visitation was 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 was Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Visitation was 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 was conducted at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Clarksville at 1:30PM on Monday, October 17th, with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed with Michael Knox, Bradley Buck, Donald Guthrie, James Yelton, Raybon Denny, Jr., and Ronnie Parker serving as pallbearers.

The family received 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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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 was conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 22nd, with Bro. Bruce Cunningham officiating. Burial followed in Shepard Cemetery in Stroudsville, Tennessee. Active pallbearers were Conn Butts, Shawn Clemments, Culley Holt, Frank Holt, Jr., Randy Luckey, John Wamble and Sammy Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Centonze, Danny Killebrew and Lyle Bogard.

The family received 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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