In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week September 12, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week September 12, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Sept. 6-12, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Stephen Glenn “Buckwheat” Yates

Stephen Glenn “Buckwheat” Yates, 52, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday September 11, 2021, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday September 16th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Michael Yates, Randall Yates, Jeffery Yates, Randy McEwing, Timmy Groves, and Jermey Harris serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Buckwheat was born November 6, 1968, in Springfield. He worked as a tree cutter. Buckwheat enjoyed going to drag races and tractor pulls. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Robert “Pubbie” Yates and James “Mudd” Yates, and by his nephew: Jonathan “J.J.” Yates.

floral squareBuckwheat is survived by his parents: Lonnie and Helen Mooneyhan Yates of Springfield, by his brothers: Terry “Red” Yates, Randall “Nan” Yates, Jeffery “Hammer” Yates, and Michael “J.J.” Yates all of Springfield, and by his sisters: Marcie Harris, Joyce Long, Cynthia “Boo” Gutierrez all of Springfield, and Janeille Reba Brooks of Vallejo, CA.

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Obituary for Timmy Lee Shannon

Timmy Lee Shannon was born on December 4, 1965 to Terry Lee Shannon and Patricia Lucille Gray Shannon. He departed this life on September 11, 2021.

He was a beautiful person in heart. God made him that way. He was educated in the Robertson County School System.

He accepted Christ as his Savior at the Church of God under the leadership of Elder Boyd Kinzer. Then under Pastor William D. Birdsong.

Timmy was employed by Martinrea Fabco in Springfield, Tennessee. Timmy always enjoyed playing dominos, and softball, which was his all-time love. We cannot forget to mention, in his prime, he would shoot your lights out on the basketball court. Anybody that knew Timmy, knew he was a die hard Dallas Cowboy Fan. He loved the kids, and he would gather the entire community, teaching them sports and the importance of sportsmanship. If you needed a shirt, he would give up the shirt off his back, because he genuinely loved people, and he never met a stranger. While his father was known as Mr. Pig, Timmy was better know as the DJ Weekend Pig. Same would even say he was a music and dance master. He was known to turn a party out. He will be deeply missed, and his love will carry on in all who knew him. He was loved, and a legend in his own way.

He is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Maxcine Shannon and Stella Dowlen; one niece, Lakeybra Nichole Hyde; three aunts, Joann Hudson, Mattie Hyde and Melinda (Penny) Shannon.
Timmy leaves to cherish his memories: father, Terry Shannon; mother, Patricia Lucille Gray Shannon; one sister, Stella (Bobby Lee) Northington; one brother, Travis Shannon; three nieces, Malla and Montricia Shannon, and Arielle Shannon; seven nephews, James Mantovis, PJ. Sedale, and Trenton Shannon, Kristopher Northington and Z`Amarion Gardner; aunts and uncle Pauline floral squareHyde, Michael (Patricia) Gray, Mary Barbee, Elizabeth (Ed) Jones, David (Jenetta) Hyde, Clifford Hyde, Harold (Felicia) Hyde, and Barbara Lynn Hyde; devoted friends, Anthony Moore William Jones, Vernon Clemons and Spencer Trice; ste -children, Whitney Quarrels and Josh Barrow; adopted Clemons family and a host of cousins, other family and friends.

Viewing and Visitation was Saturday, Sept 18, 4-6 pm and Sunday, Sept. 19 1-2 pm with funeral to follow at 2 pm at Springfield Civic Center; Interment, Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Thomas Moore Williams

Thomas Moore Williams, 85, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday September 11, 2021, at Morningside of Springfield.

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday September 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the Williams Chapel Cemetery with Reverend Keith Wilson officiating. Pallbearers will be Bryant Hallman, Kenneth Spivey, Carter Spivey, Joe Williams, Jr., Jim Sanders, and Corey Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be J.T. Honeycutt and J.L. Pearson. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at the graveside service.

Mr. Williams was born January 1, 1936, in Robertson County to the late X.R. and Birdie Honeycutt Williams. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Williams was a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and former chairman of the deacons. He loved fishing, hunting, and football, especially the Tennessee Vols and Tennessee Titans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Susie Pearson Williams, who died in May of 2021, by his son: Terry Williams, and by several siblings.

floral squareMr. Williams is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Larry and Nancy Williams of Springfield, by his brother and sister-in-law: Joe and Glenda Williams of Springfield, by his sisters: Norma Fowler of Nevada and Mary Sommerville of Portland, by his grandchildren: Amanda Spivey and her husband Kenneth, and Corey Williams, and by five great grandchildren

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Williams Chapel Baptist Church

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Obituary for Kennith Wayne Jackson

Kennith Wayne Jackson, 62, of Cedar Hill, passed away on Thursday September 9, 2021, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday September 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Chris White, Dewayne Bayliss, Shane Clayborn, Charles Webster, Jackie Webster, and Ernest Bryant Webster. The family received friends on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Kennith was born February 5, 1959, in Springfield. He was a truck driver and a member of the Baptist faith. Kennith was a jack of all trades and could do anything he wanted. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family and his cats. He was preceded in death by his son: Ernest Wayne Jackson.

Kennith is survived by his wife: Karen Sue Shinavar Jackson of Cedar Hill, by his son: Jason Jackson and wife Alicia of Cedar Hill, floral squareby his daughter: Amanda Martinez of Denver, CO, by his parents: Neil and Emily Webster Jackson of Cedar Hill, by his grandchildren: Matthew Faulkner (Ruby), Alexander Vargas, Noah Vargas, Henry Jackson, Hadley Jackson, Hazel Jackson, Natalie Brown, and Josh Jackson, by his brothers-in-law: Thomas Shinavar and Troy Pendergraff both of Cumberland Furnace, and by his cats that he loved so much.

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Arrangements for Ronald Lee Beard

Ronald Lee Beard entered this precious world on November 28, 1950 to the proud parents, the late Leroy Beard and the late Arvis Marie Beard. He was the second child of five siblings in the family.

He attended Mt. Zeno Elementary School and Cameron High School in Nashville, Tennessee.

His interest in Mechanics was peaked by his late uncle, Billy Harper. Ron embraced the training, and this interest led to his studies in Auto Mechanics. Ron was an industrial person who believed in helping people regardless of the sacrifice that he would make.
He easily made friends with everybody, and they in turned thought of him as a friend. He was always engaged in the work force being employed with Metro Schools, Elm Hill Meats, Nashville Display, Claybrooks Service Center, Franklin Brick Company, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He Retired from the work force in 2017.

Ronnie, as he was affectionately called, was married to Phyllis Diane Lang in 1983. Their thirty-eight years together were rewarding times, working side by side with family and friends. Ron and Diane were always together with the same goal of helping others as they ventured through life’s journey. Ronnie was a fun-loving person who enjoyed several sports as bowling, tennis, softball, and swimming. His favorite sport was football, and the Tennessee Titans were his favorite team. He enjoyed many different types of food especially the desserts. He especially loved playing cards with friends in the various Halls. During the 1990’s, Ronnie began to research Bible truths with Jehovah’s Witness. He understood what he was learning about the Bible, and it brought him extreme joy. In the 2000 era he began to attend all meetings with the goal of never missing a meeting. As his love for Jehovah grew, he also appreciated the joy of serving Jehovah alongside other dedicated ones. He found contentment with his spiritual development and his family.

floral squareRonnie departed this life on September 4, 2021 at Skyline Hospital. His death has truly created a void in the lives of many family and friends. He leaves to mourn his passing: his dedicated wife, Phyllis Beard; children, Albert Lang, Tari Pearson, Kenneth (Charla) Lang, Chandra (Stacy) Webb, Francessa Lang, and Ronica Beard; brothers, Vernon Haynes, Ricky (Debbie) Beard and Eddie (Tina) Beard; sisters, Peggy Hall, Janice (Michael) Johnson, Antionettte Hicks, and Shirley Frierson; uncles, John (Anita) Haynes, and George (Sandra) Haynes; aunts, Gwendolyn Claybrooks, and Valerie Elakan; great-aunt, Eva Rucker and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Special friends, George Tucker, Richard Lewis and Robert Wright.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Saturday, September 11, 2021 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Brother George Tucker, Eulogist

Keep the Beard family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Rhonda Joan “Sally” Savley

Rhonda Joan “Sally” Savley, age 63 of Bowling Green, KY, died Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at her home.

Her remains were cremated and no service is planned at this time.

Rhonda was born March 22, 1958 in Nashville, TN to the late Harold Lloyd and Evelyn Francis Cantrell. She was a medical coder for the Insurance Industry. She loved the outdoors doing things such as fishing, camping, and swimming. She was a very good cook, enjoyed reading, and also visiting casinos. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Kenny Cantrell, Jamie Cantrell, and Buster Cantrell.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband, Rob Savley of Bowling Green, KY; sons, William “Billy” Stewart and James “Jamie” Stewart, both of Nashville, TN; daughter, Tylea Stewart of Frankfort, KY; sister, Wanda Pyle of Lexington, KY; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.

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Obituary for Jackie B. Sneed

Jackie B. Sneed, age 80 of Springfield, died Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Lance Wamble officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cross Plains with Justin Johnson, Adam Schreiber, Tyler Sneed, Conner Sneed, Jeremiah Johnson, Tommy Logsdon, Josh Groves, and Brent Dorris serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

Mrs. Jackie was born January 26, 1941 in Springfield to the late David McCoy and Alma Armstrong Benton. She was a homemaker and also ran a mail route for 35 years. She was a member of Orlinda Baptist Church and loved to take care of people and was a regular visitor to the nursing homes. She loved all her family, giving special attention to the grandchildren, and entertaining, having big meals in her home. She was well known for being an excellent cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bobby Dean Sneed, who died in November of 2020, her half-sister, Evelyn Pitt, and her son-in-law, Bill Johnson.

floral squareShe is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Buddy Sneed and Jackie Adams of Springfield, Bobby “Toodle” and Melissa Sneed of Springfield, and David Lynn and Barbara Sneed of Springfield; daughters, Vickie Johnson of Springfield and Debbie Boyd of Springfield; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild with one on the way.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Orlinda Baptist Church. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for James E. Jones

On September 1, 2021 James Edward Jones departed this life at Northcrest Medical Center in
Springfield, Tennessee. James was born April 3, 1963 in Springfield, Tennessee to Carl D. Jones and the late Eddie L. Freeman. James professed a hope in Christ and was baptized at an early age. 2 Corinthians 9:12 NIV says, “This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord ’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”

One of James ’s favorite pastimes was to fire up the grill or get in the kitchen and feed the people. He held the self-proclaimed title of “Best Cook. ” He was educated in the Robertson County School System and did factory work. On March 17, 2020.

James joined hands in marriage with the love of his life, Barbara.

Tinkering under a hood, making tires shine or kicking back listening to music are other things James loved to do. He enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends, there weren’t too many times that you made the circle and not see a few on the porch or a yard full.
He was preceded in death by mother, Eddie Freeman; son, Alonzo Farmer and sister, Helen Freeman. He leaves to cherish his memories devoted wife, Barbara; father, Carl Jones; mother-i -law, Alberta Bailey; daughters, Jameshia Jones, JaVondria Jones, Voneshia Jones and Michele Long; god-daughters, Anyah Gardner and Annika Mitchell; son, Brian Lainhart; brothers, Leonard Freeman, Ricky Jones, Carl Jones, Willie Jones and William Jones; sisters, Sylvia Vaughn, Ruby Mitchell and Bobbie (Gary) Baker; sister-in -law, Connie Lainhart and Patty Rice; grandchildren, KyZaiah, Da ’Quan, Ian, Kealei, Logan and Dylan; great grand –floral squarechildren, Zaelei, Zenlei, Zarlei and Zylei; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral Service was Saturday, September 11 at 12 noon with Reverend George Clemons, Eulogy and Jeffery Platt, Officiating.; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Keep the Jones family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Emily Virginia Houk Rodefer

Emily Virginia Houk Rodefer, 24, of Springfield, passed from this life on Monday September 6, 2021, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday September 11th at 1:00 p.m. at South Haven Baptist Church with Dr. Frank Gagliano officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Anthony Rodefer, Kevin Houk, Paul Rodefer, Kelly Houk, Jess Ehler, Brandon Houk, and Joshua Houk serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at South Haven Baptist Church.

Emily was born December 28, 1996, in Dayton, OH. She was a preschool teacher at South Haven School and was a member of South Haven Baptist Church. Emily was always a person that could make others smile. Spending time with her family was very important to her and she always looked forward to family time. The loves of Emily’s life were her husband Anthony, whom she married in 2018, and her daughter Isabelle who brought joy to her heart and a smile to her face every hour of each day. Emily was so looking forward to the birth of her and Anthony’s second child, their son, Alexander Paul Rodefer. She was 14 weeks into her pregnancy when Alexander was delivered stillborn on Monday September 6, 2021, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Emily was preceded in death by her son: Alexander Paul Rodefer, by her twin sister: Andrea Houk, and by her grandmother: Vera Webber.

Emily is survived by her husband: Anthony “A.J.” Rodefer of Springfield, by her two year old daughter: Isabelle Marie Rodefer of Springfield, by her father: Kevin (Amy) Houk of Troy, OH, by her mother: Mary Polidore Houk of Englewood, OH, by her brothers: Brandon and Joshua Houk both of Fairborn, OH, by her sisters: floral squareKatie Houk of Centerville, OH, and Crystal Houk of Kettering, OH, by her grandparents: Charles “Chuck” and Cheryl Houk of Helena, Montana, and by her in-laws: Paul and Angi Rodefer of Springfield.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made payable to Anthony Rodefer for the Isabelle Rodefer Education Fund. All donations may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

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Obituary for Donavan Lee Clinard

Donavan Lee Clinard, age 20 of Springfield, Tennessee died Monday September 6, 2021. (News Report)

Funeral services were held at 11 am on Friday September 10, 2021 in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield with his brother, Justin Toro officiating, Burial followed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville, TN with Gerald “Jerry” Clinard, Justin Toro, Kaleb Grizzard, Wyatt Neal, and Kameron Grizzard serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 9 am until 11 am.

Donavan was born December 12, 2000 in Hendersonville, TN to Trisha Gray and Gerald Clinard. He was a dedicated worker in the construction business. Donavan loved racing, baseball, and basketball.

floral squareSurviving him are his father, Gerald “Jerry” Clinard, mother, Trisha Gray, brother, Justin Toro and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family request, if so desired, memorial contributions be made payable to Robertson County Funeral Home for the Donavan Lee Clinard Monument Fund.

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Obituary for Nathan Semans

Nathan Allen Semans, age 40, of Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee died Friday, September 10, 2021 at his home.

His remains will be cremated and a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Nathan was born on December 10, 1980 in Madison, Tennessee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended Gateway Assembly of God in Ashland City.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Calvin Perry.

He is survived by his daughter, Maddy Semans; father, Allen (Susan) Semans; mother, Maryann (Scott) Terranova; brother, floral squareJoshua (Teresa) Semans; sister, Chastity (Philip) Cramer; nieces, Allison Semans and Amber (Josh) Clayton; and nephews, Keith Fielder and Zachary Semans.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), P.O. Box 49104, Baltimore, MD 21297.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Ronnie E Matthews Sr.

Ronnie E. Matthews, Sr. went to drive a truck in heaven September 10, 2021. He is survived by his wife, “Sweet Thing”, Kathy Sue Matthews, who he was married to for 51 loving years; his son, Ronnie E. Matthews, Jr.; daughter, Misty Yancey; son-in-law, John Yancey; 3 loving grandkids, Cole Yancey, Ireland Yancey and “Trey” Matthews, III; sister, Mary Jo (Richard) Holland.

Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Clyde & Ada Matthews; brother, James W. Matthews. Ronnie was born and raised in Nashville. He moved to White House, TN in 1984. Ronnie had a diehard work ethic until his death. He started driving a truck at the young age of 15, with his brother James. He drove a truck his entire life, and he worked for Maxim Crane Service as a long haul crane deliverer. At his passing, Ronnie was a security guard at the Highland Rim racetrack for many years. He was a dedicated baseball coach for his son and both of his grandsons. He was a role model and teacher to many. Ronnie became a Master Mason in 2008, serving as a Tiler, Steward, Head of the Fundraising Committee, and Santa’s very own clown. Ronnie was a lot of things to many but he was mostly a loving husband, father and pawpaw. He was dedicated to being the Hero of his family. Any one that knew him knew he was always “The Life of the Party!”

floral squareVisitation Sunday, September 12, 2021 4-8PM and Monday September 13, 2021 10AM-2PM at the funeral home. Masonic service 6PM Sunday in the chapel. Funeral service Monday 2PM in the chapel of Austin & Bell White House, with Pastor Kevin Brantley officiating. Interment to follow in White House Memorial Gardens with Cole Yancey, Ireland Yancey, Trey Matthews, John Yancey, Darryl Matthews and Russ Smith serving as pallbearers.

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

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Obituary for John Thomas Rigsby

“JT”-Age 81 of White House passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Northcrest Medical Center. He was born July 17, 1940 in Nashville, TN to Thomas Jefferson & Helen Christine Holzapfel Rigsby. He was employed as a Robertson County School bus driver. (News Report)

He continued to drive a school bus and had said to his family “I might be the only smile some of those children ever see”. He truly loved the children and they loved him. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and gathering with his family, especially the grandchildren. He was a member of Sumner County Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church and he loved the Lord with all his heart. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Aubrey Rigsby; brother-in-law, Mel Hartley.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joan Rigsby, White House, TN; daughters, Karen (Robert) Salter, Chattanooga, TN, Rebecca (David) Sower, Decatur, AL and Carol (Paul) Branlund, White House, TN; brothers, Wesley (Cheryl) Rigsby, Pleasant Shade, TN and Carl (JoAnn) Rigsby, Watertown, TN; sisters, Joyce Hartley, White House, TN and Carolyn (Warren) MacWilliams, White House, TN; 8 grandchildren, Michele, Rachel, Madeline, Erin, Luke, Grace, Lila and Ben; 9 great-grandchildren, Silas, Reuben, Freya, Eleanor, Ames, Virgil, Ruby, Indiana and Pierre.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Andrew Blondo officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison with family serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Friday, September 17, 2021 9am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Sean Sullivan

Sean Patrick Sullivan, age 37 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center in Ashland City.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:00 Noon on Monday, September 13th, with Bro. Paul Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View United Methodist Church Cemetery with Bryan Martin, Kevin Martin, Chris Clark, Jordan Martin, Greg Moulton, Jeffrey Steele, and Billy Sullivan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Roger Price, Junior Baggett, and Kodee Winters.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, September 12th from 2:00PM until 6:00PM and again on Monday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.

Sean was born on August 1st, 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee to Pat and Peggy Timbs Sullivan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved his family & adored his wife and children.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, William & Shirley Sullivan; and father-in-law, Frankie Moulton.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Rheanna Sullivan; sons, Kade Hines and Bentley Sullivan; daughter, Kaedance Moulton; sisters, Jessica (Bryan) Martin and Heather Hines, and mother-in-law, Donna Moulton.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Jeanette Grant

Jeanette Rippy Grant, age 83, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Russellville, KY.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 3pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Ryan Thomas, Ronald Boisseau, Chad Eden, Landen Eden, Allen Moncrief and Nolan Hale serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Huxoll and Khole Ryan Wood.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 10am until the hour of service at 3pm.

Mrs. Grant was born June 7, 1938 to the late Richard Jerry and Foncie Mae Lane Rippy. She was a home maker and member of the New Life General Baptist Church. She was a great mother and grandmother who loved her family very much.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Grant is preceded in death by her husband, Buney Hawkins Grant, her son, Richard Lynn Grant, her grandson, Daniel Ryan Whitaker, and 15 of her siblings.

Mrs. Grant is survived by her son, Odell (Agel) Grant of Springfield; daughters, Marcia (Jimmy) Jackson of Cedar Hill and Wanda (Daniel) Robertson of Russellville; sister, Regina Bush of floral squareSpringfield; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 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.

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Obituary for Margaret Elizabeth Redferrin

Age 85 of White House went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Signature Health Care in Portland. She was born on the Jernigan Farm in the Clearview Community June 1, 1936 to William and Maggie Pearson Mink. She worked as a master seamstress for many years, doing alternations for many in the White House and surrounding communities. She enjoyed gardening, home canning and was an extremely good cook. She was a member of White House Church of Christ, where she took an active role teaching ladies Sunday School, VBS and working and volunteering in any area where she was needed.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Mink; two sisters, Alice Cash and Ruby Sims. She is survived by her loving husband of 57-1/2 years, Woodard Redferrin, White House, TN; sons, Woody (Pamala) Redferrin, Hendersonville, TN and Mark (April) Redferrin, White House, TN; daughter, Lynn (Charlie) Holt, Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Linda (Ralph) Seabolt, Cross Plains, TN; 5 grandchildren, Abbey Redferrin, Hannah Collins, Allie Collins, Dillon Holt and Austin Holt; 1 great-grandchild, Oliver Holt.

Funeral service was held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Gary Mink officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Randy Seabolt, Ricky Seabolt, Chris Seabolt, Willie Whitson, Shaun Mink and Joel Pearson serving as floral squarepallbearers. Visitation was Saturday, September 11, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Masks are recommended. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to White House Church of Christ for their Wednesday meal ministry to: PO Box 1708 White House, TN 37188

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

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Obituary for Paul Sumner Garrett

Mr. Paul Sumner Garrett, a 47-year resident of White House, Tennessee, died Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from kidney failure. He was 92 years old.

Mr. Garrett is survived by his two Sons Paul T. Garrett (Ocala, Florida) and Barry L. (Janet) Garrett (White House); Grandsons Joshua L. Garrett and Jason K. (Kelsie) Garrett, both of Springfield, Tennessee; Brothers Clifton and Willard Garrett (both of White House) and Sister Sue Ann Garrett Williams (Hendersonville, Tennessee).

Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Ann Albert Garrett; his parents Robert Elmer and Claudia Almedee (Allie) Hardaway Garrett; Brothers James (J.D.), Porter, Homer, Floyd, Clyde, Roger, and Ray Garrett; and Sister Ruth Garrett Bolton.
Mr. Garrett was born on March 29, 1929, on a family farm on Shell Road, in the New Hope community of Hendersonville. He attended New Hope School and Hendersonville High School, graduating in the Class of 1947.

In October of 1947, he went to work for the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis (N.C.&St.L.) Railroad in the Car Shops in Nashville. He spent the rest of his public working life at N.C.&St.L and at its successor railroads, L&N and CSX, in Nashville, rising to shop and wrecker foreman positions.

On February 28, 1948, he married Shirley Ann Albert, whom he had first met when he was seven. During their seventy-two years and ten days of marriage, they raised two sons and two grandsons. They loved traveling, going as far as Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, and Central and South America. He went to all fifty states but never lived more than fifteen miles from where he was born.

Mr. Garrett was a skilled craftsman at all the building trades, building his home and all of the other buildings on his farm. He loved his greenhouse and working the vegetable garden with his grandsons. Paul and Shirley loved western square dancing and were long-time members of the Springfield Squares dance club. Growing up the sixth of twelve children, he was a loving “Grand Pa” to his grandsons and his many nieces and nephews of several generations.

floral squareAll were welcome to attend and celebrate Paul’s life during visiting hours of 4 PM to 8 PM, Thursday, September 9, 2021, and 10 AM to 1 PM, Friday, September 10, 2021, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 533 Highway 76, White House, TN 37188. The funeral was held 1 PM, Friday, September 10, 2021, at Austin & Bell with Brother Billy Bowers officiating. After the funeral, the interment was at White House Memorial Gardens, 3639 Highway 31W, White House, Tennessee.

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

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Obituary for Brenda Ann McNeese

Age 74 of Pulaski, formerly of Cross Plains, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Ivy Crest Assisted Living in Pulaski, TN. She was born June 30, 1947 in Nashville, TN to Robert Edward and Bessie Louise Binkley McKnight.

She was of the Pentecostal faith. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Gary McNeese; daughter, Teri L. Groezinger; 5 brothers, James, William, Elmer, Charles and Robert. She is survived by her daughter, Mitzi Darlene (Donald) Young, Antioch, floral squareTN; grandson, Justin Tyler (Kaitlin) Young, Pulaski, TN; great-granddaughter, Elaina Young, Pulaski, TN.

A Graveside service and interment are scheduled for Monday, September 13, 2021 at 11am in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, with family and friends serving as pallbearers and with Bro. Ben Butero officiating.

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

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Obituary for Roy Proctor

Ermie Roy Proctor, age 59, of Chapmansboro, Tennessee died Monday, September 7, 2021 at his home.

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

Mr. Proctor was born on September 22, 1961 in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late Roy & Dorothy Groves Proctor. He was self-employed and was a jack of all trades. He loved floral squareto play bingo and going to yard sales.
In addition to his parents Mr. Proctor is preceded in death by a sister, Mary Proctor.

Mr. Proctor is survived by 5 brothers and sisters.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Rebecca Ann Brooks

Rebecca Ann Brooks, age 79 of Madison, TN passed away Saturday, September 4th, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Friday, September 17th, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield. The family will receive friends 4pm to 7pm on Thursday, September 16th and 12pm to 2pm on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with grandchildren serving as pallbearers.

She was born in Springfield, TN on December 28, 1941 to the late Ranel Elvis ad Daisy Blonde Moon Farmer. She was also preceded in death by grandchildren, Renee Sanders, Chris Meadows and sister, Sarah Elaine Farmer Knight.

She was a 1959 graduate of Springfield High School and worked in Employment Security for the State of Tennessee. She loved her family very much and enjoyed card games, traveling and her friends.
She is survived by children, Jeff (Becky) Goostree of Nashville, Ginger (Kenny) Lewis of Christiana, TN; brothers, Jerry (Diana) floral squareFarmer of Mt. Juliet, Mike Farmer of Springfield; grandchildren, John Sanders, Steven (Leslie) Sanders, Jessica (Tommy) Padgett, Courtney (Chris) Martin; great-grandchildren, Brennon Cox, Tyson Lucas, Carter Meadows, Weston Sanders, Brookelyn Lewis, Nola Martin, Tammy Padgett and Brantley Padgett.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Helen Marjorie Mayes

Helen Marjorie Woodworth Mayes, age 91 of White House passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 in White House, TN.

Funeral Service was held at 11an Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Jack Martin officiating. The family received friends 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, September 8th and 9am until hour of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

floral squareShe was born in Nova Scotia, Canada on March 25, 1930 to the late Walter A. and Nellie Branch Woodworth. She was also preceded in death by her husband Norman Bruce Mayes; daughter, Jacqueline Pruett; son, David Scott and 12 siblings.

She is survived by son, Walter Scott of Adams, TN; daughter, Lisa (Ricky) Hand of Lake City, FL; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Joseph Mitchell Kupiszewski

Joseph Mitchell Kupiszewski, age 75 of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell and Evelyn Kupiszewski and his sister, Roberta Schweig. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Suzanne Joseph Kupiszewski; son, Joseph Steven Kupiszewski; daughters, Deanne Marie Kupiszewski and Therese (Ed) Haley; nephews, Frank Schweig and Robert Schweig; grandson, Joseph Russell Kupiszewski.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted at a later floral squaredate at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Polish Falcons at 1016 Greentree Rd. Suite 201, Pittsburg, PA. 15220-3125.

Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Kenneth Douglas Curtis

Kenneth Douglas Curtis, 67, of Greenbrier, passed away on Friday September 3, 2021, at his home.

At his request, his remains were cremated, and his family will hold a Memorial Service at a future date.

Mr. Curtis was born March 7, 1954, in Westmoreland to the late Douglas and Juanita Howell Curtis. He was retired from Ford Glass, he attended Greenfield Missionary Baptist Church in Greenbrier, and was a member of the Ham Radio Club.

Mr. Curtis was a Civil War reenactor, a Sky Diving instructor with right at 1000 jumps himself. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid supporter of the Wounded Warriors and Tunnel to Towers organizations. He is survived by his wife: Diana Pyland Curtis of Greenbrier, by his daughter: Victoria Lynne Sloan of Greenbrier, by his brother: Mike (Mimi) Curtis of Mississippi, by his brother-in-floral squarelaw: Donald Wayne Pyland of Goodlettsville, by his nephew: John Douglas (Nichole) Curtis of Nashville, by his aunt: Era Mae (Thomas) Gregory of Gallatin, by his uncle: Don (Alice) Curtis of Gallatin, and by numerous friends, cousins, and church friends.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Curtis’s memory to either Wounded Warriors or Tunnel to Towers.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for James Robert Spaunhorst

James Robert Spaunhorst, 77, of Greenbrier, passed away on Monday August 30, 2021, at his home.

Memorial services were conducted Saturday September 11th at 1:00 p.m. at Lord’s Friendly Mission 915 B. Old Hickory Blvd. Madison, TN 37115. The family received friends from 12 noon until service time on Saturday September 11th at the Lord’s Friendly Mission.

Mr. Spaunhorst was born September 10, 1943, in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Robert and Von James Spaunhorst. He was a retired Warranty Inspector of Groom’s Engines and was of the Church of Christ faith. He was an avid Arkansas Razorbacks football fan, enjoyed playing golf, and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

floral squareMr. Spaunhorst is survived by his wife, Virginia Cole Spaunhorst of Greenbrier, whom he would be married too for 37 years this November, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Eric and Annetta Spaunhorst of Bald Knob, AR, Ben Spaunhorst of Bald Knob, AR, Christopher and Stephanie Spaunhorst of Greenbrier, and by 9 grandchildren.

If so desired, flowers may be delivered to the church starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday September 11th.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for William Deland Elliott

William Deland Elliott, 75, of Cedar Hill, passed away on Monday August 30, 2021, at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday September 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Duff officiating. Interment followed in the Lee Cemetery with R.J. Douglas, Dalton Elliott, Deven Elliott, Daniel Elliott, Brandon Rice, and Todd Elliott serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Rodger Elliott, Mike Elliott, Jennifer Brooke Rice, and Rachael Niven. The family received friends on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Elliott was born July 29, 1946, in Springfield to the late William Odell and Rosetta Bugg Elliott. He was a retired woodworker and furniture builder, having owned and operated Elliott and W.D. Furniture. He was a member of Battle Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Elliott loved watching sports, especially the Tennessee Titans, the Tennessee Vol’s, NASCAR, and golf, watching Mountain Man and westerns on TV, listening to his grandson sing, and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents: William Jerome and Maggie Lee Elliott, Rufus and Lula Bugg, by his siblings: Ray Dean Elliott and Brenda King, by his son-in-law: Ken Wix, and by his brother-in-law: Chuck McBride.

Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Evelyn Denson Elliott of Cedar Hill, his sons and daughter-in-law: Anthony Deland Elliott of Cedar Hill, Jerry Scott and April Elliott of Springfield, by his daughters and son-in-law: Marica Kay and Craig Rice of Springfield, Shelia Renee Wix of White House, by his brothers and floral squaresisters-in-law: Rodger and Jeannie Elliott of Springfield, Mike and Lisa Elliott of Springfield, Todd and Karen Elliott of Franklin, KY, by his sisters and brother-in-law: Donna McBride of Ft. Wayne, IN, Betty and Jerry Smiley of Springfield, Rose Mary and Dale Crabtree of Greenbrier, and Pam Elliott of Springfield, by his nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made payable to Marica Rice for the Deland Elliott memorial fund or to the American Heart Association.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Dominick John Stewart

Dominick John Stewart, age 43 of Greenbrier, died Monday, August 30, 2021 in Davidson County.

Memorial services were held Friday, September 3, 2021 at 3:00 PM. The family received friends on Friday from 1 PM until the hour of service.

Dominick was born January 18, 1978 in Miami, FL to the late Debrah Bridger Stewart. He was an artist, a father, friend, and partner. He was selfless and kind.

He is survived by his self-built family, Marjorie Spencer of Greenbrier, Catherine Stewart of Cedar Hill, Leeann Holder of floral squareHendersonville, Matt Thompson of Greenbrier, Zack Cristoforo of Greenbrier, Emily Cristoforo of Greenbrier, Kira Rogers of Hendersonville, Tali Martin of Cedar Hill, Raelynn Martin of Cedar Hill, and Maya Martin of Cedar Hill.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Arrangements for Blondell Moore

Viewing and visitation was held Saturday, September 4, 2021 12:30pm – 1:00pm with services following at 1:00pm all at City of Faith Church International 1001 Goldcrest Dr. Springfield ,TN 37172.

Interment: Restlawn Memorial Gardens

Full Obituary to be published soon

Keep the Moore family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for James Lewis “Jimmy” Ayres

James Lewis “Jimmy” Ayres, age 68 of Springfield, died on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at the Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Ashland City, Tennessee.

A Celebration of Life service was conducted at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Visitation with the family was on Thursday from 6:00pm until the hour of service at 7:00pm.

Jimmy was born on June 1, 1953 in Russellville, Kentucky to the late James Wallace and Betty Margaret Holman Ayres. He worked for floral squaremany years as an engineer for Electrolux in Springfield. Jimmy is survived by his son, Michael Dwayne (Rebekah) Ayres of Springfield; daughters, Jennifer Ayres (David) Lamb of Pleasant View, Misty Ayres (Endersone) Miranda of Franklin, Tennessee; brother, Ricky6 (Rosanna) Ayres of Springfield; grandchildren, Lexi, Daphne, Victor, James Burr “J.B.”. and Chloe.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Blanche Bracey

Blanche Alexine Bracey, age 88 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Vantage Point Village Assisted Living in Ashland City.

Funeral services were conducted at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Pleasant View on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 at 11:00AM with Bro. Randy Riggs and Bro. Mike Hollis officiating. Burial followed in Good Springs Cemetery with Justin Bracey, Daniel Hogue, Josh Hogue, and Weston Bracey serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Tuesday, September 7th from 4-7PM and again on Wednesday at the church from 9:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mrs. Bracey was born on March 22, 1933 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late J.B. & Vera Mae Dryden Parsons. She was retired after 30 years with the Department of Transportation. She was very active at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church, where she served in the women’s auxiliary, teaching Sunday school, and was a youth leader. Blanche was one of the oldest members of Good Springs Church with over 80 years. She was an avid collector of porcelain dolls and loved to go riding with her husband, Jimmy in their shiny red convertible.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Karene Newman; brother, Rev. Julian “Jack” Parsons; sisters, Alice Eugenia Parsons, Lois Shores; and granddaughter, Judith Bracey.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Jimmy Bracey; sons, Randell (Terri) Bracey and Lynn (Valerie) Bracey; daughter, Vera (Keith) Hogue; son-in-law, Ricky Newman; grandchildren, Yeolanda King, Justin (Mary Margaret) Bracey, Daniel (Maggie) floral squareHogue, Josh (Karah) Hogue, and Weston Bracey; step grandchildren, Wayne (Amanda) Jones, Joshua Jones, Jessica (Shawn) Partin, Greg (Sarah) Carter, and Ashley (Greg) Stevens; nineteen great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, Tn 37203.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Ethel Mae Craighead

Ethel Mae Craighead, age 94, of Madison passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. She was retired from the Nashville Tennessean after 38 years service. She was a former member of the Martha Baptist Church. Ethel enjoyed Bingo, game shows and loved Elvis. She was a feisty strong willed person who loved her family.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Polly Gibson. She is survived by her sons; James Craighead, Jr. and Jimmy Craighead; 9 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 7 great great-grandchildren floral squareand several nieces and nephews also survive.

Her family received friends from 10:00 a.m. until her Celebration of Life Service at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Interment followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Porter Henderson

Porter Rawls Henderson, age 79, of Fairview, TN and formerly of Robertson County, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 at his home.

A memorial service was held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 12pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend Tim Miles officiating.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on September 11th from 10am until the hour of service at 12pm.

Mr. Henderson was born October 16, 1941 in Springfield to the late William Roy and Jewel Rawls Henderson. He worked more than 50 years as a truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Henderson was an avid Vanderbilt football and basketball fan, loved farming, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairview.

In addition to his parents Mr. Henderson is preceded in death by wife, Mary Henderson and 7 of his siblings.

Mr. Henderson is survived by his current wife, Dianne Putman Henderson; sons, Tim (Lauran) Henderson, Kevin Henderson and John (Angela) Henderson; daughter, Beth (Tim Smith) Walker; floral squarebrothers, Jimmy Henderson and David Henderson; sister, Joyce Smith; grandchildren, Brittie Henderson, Amos Henderson, Ellis Henderson, Josh (Miranda) Harris, Logen (Brad) Bennett, Jonathan Henderson, Abigal Henderson and Emma Henderson; great-grandchildren, Holden Harris, Hudson Harris, Ivy Henderson, Sophie Henderson and Alice Henderson; step-great-grandchild, Emett Brownfiel; and several loving nieces and nephews.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Jacque Palmer Henson

Age 65 of Cottontown passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Portland Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1956 in Knoxville, TN to Jack & Evelyn “Etta” Palmer Henson.

He worked as a lab tech for Hoeganaes Corporation and attended Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville, TN.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Dee Henson. He is survived by his parents, Jack & Etta Henson, Louisville, TN; son, Thomas (Arisa) Henson, Twenty-nine Palms, CA; daughter, Crystal Bockhouse, White House, TN; brother, Joey (Jody) Henson, Rapid Falls, MI; 3 grandchildren, Shiloh, Safiyah and Isabella.

Funeral service was Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 7pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with floral squareThomas Henson & Chris Wood officiating. Visitation with the family was Sunday, September 5, 2021 5-7pm at the funeral home. Interment followed on September 15, 2021 at 2pm (EST) in East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery in Knoxville, TN with military honors.

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

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Obituary for George Don Sutherland

Age 85 of Cottontown passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 at NHC Place in Gallatin. He was born April 7, 1936 in Nashville, TN to George & Aline Reed Sutherland. He retired from Nashville Bridge Company ,where he worked as an electrician, with 42 years of service. He was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church. Mr. Sutherland enjoyed spending time with his neighbors and his church friends. He loved playing cards with the couples from church on Thursday evenings. They were an extended part of his family. He loved animals, especially wildlife. He loved watching and feeding the wild turkeys and the birds.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Sutherland. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Norma Lee Sutherland; son, Randy (Debbie) Sutherland, both of Cottontown, TN; daughter, Joan (Richard) Whited, Gallatin, TN; sister, Sylvia Coles, Cottontown, TN; 4 grandchildren, Allie Spahn, Luke Whited, Lauren Sutherland and Andrew Whited.

floral squareA graveside service and interment were Monday, September 6, 2021 at 2pm in Walnut Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers and with Sandy Shawhan officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.

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

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Obituary for Joann Steele

Age 66 of Madison, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center. She was born January 4, 1955 in Madison, TN to John Wesley & Mabel Helen Goodermuth Steele. She retired with 20+ years service from CNA Insurance. She was a very kind hearted lady who loved animals, especially dachshunds and was always willing to give toward the treatment of animals in a generous way. She enjoyed collecting books and magazines and was an avid fan of Law and Order SVU. When she could get time off from work, she also loved to travel.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Coles; brother-in-law, Allen Coles. She is survived by her sister, Phyllis (Ronnie) Tomlinson, Cross Plains, TN; niece, Sherry Annette Coles, Nashville, TN.

floral squareFuneral service was held Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Billy Bowers officiating. Interment will follow in Old Brush Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Saturday, September 4, 2021 4-8PM and Sunday, September 5, 2021 12-2pm at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Beatrice Toothman

Clara Beatrice Ellis Toothman, age 89, of Goodlettsville, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Visitation was held Saturday, September 4, 2021 from 1-2pm in the Goodlettsville Church of Christ with Brother Charles Baugh officiating. Funeral services followed at the church at 2pm.

Burial will be held Monday, September 13, 2021 at 11am in the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemeetery.

Mrs. Toothman was born November 3, 1931 in Robertson County, TN to the late George Edward and Clara Swallows Ellis. She graduated from Cedar Hill High School in June of 1949 and married Jess Toothman June 24th that same year. Mrs. Toothman chose early on to be a housewife and stay at home mother to their children, Jeff and Tina Louise. She was a long-time member of the Goodlettsville Church of Christ where she was known as a greeter to visitors. She was truly a “help-meet” for her husband during his 40 years of preaching, 11 years as an elder, and running the WBS of the Goodlettsville Church. She never worked outside the home except floral squaresome brief periods helping her husband during his military service and college.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Toothman is preceded in death by her only sibling, Helen Bryant. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Jesse Toothman; son, George “Jeff” Toothman of Goodlettsville; daughter, Tina Louise Sipes of Mt. Juliet; and grandchildren, Trisha (Ryan) Crabtree and Jessica Sipes.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Donil Haines

Donil Louis Haines, age 91, of Chapmansboro, Tennessee died Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

His remains were cremated and a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Haines was born February 10, 1930 in Myatt, MO to the late John Henry Jackson and Lamon Swindell Haines. He was retired from Ford Glass Company, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a former member of Bordeaux Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents Mr. Haines is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Barnes Haines, his sisters, Pauline Duke, Colline Duke and Doris Hansen, and his brothers, Jackson Haines, Bill Haines, Charles Haines and Cledus Haines.

floral squareMr. Haines is survived by his sons, Stephen (Karon) Haines, Johnny Haines, Jeff Haines and Todd (Tomeka) Haines; brothers, James (Sonya) Haines and Dennis (Fran) Haines; sister, Janet (David) Croney; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Pearl Mae Jones

Age 77 of Springfield went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at North Crest Medical Center. She was born May 10, 1944 in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Alfred Eugene & Audrey Nadine Burress Bilbrey. She worked as the head Accounts Receivable clerk for Western Belting. Mrs. Jones was a member of New Life Fellowship. She enjoyed reading, Elvis music, studying her Bible, watching old movies and cooking. She loved to worship and lived her entire life serving the Lord. She enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother more than anything else.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Laurence Jones; grandson, Gabriel Kelly Jones; 2 sisters, Betsy Ann Bilbrey and Oda Lee Vaughn; sister-in-law, Catherine Bilbrey. She is survived by her son, Neal Jones; daughter, Shirley Jones, both of Springfield, TN; brothers, Olen Bilbrey, Murfreesboro, TN and Billy Joe (Becky) Bilbrey, White House, TN; 5 grandchildren, Bookie, Christian, Joee, Audrey and Landen.

floral squareFuneral service was held Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 2pm at New Life Fellowship with Bro. Steve Farmer and Bro. Rob Massie officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Saturday, September 4, 2021 11am until the time of the service at the church.

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

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Obituary for Karen Lynn Wilson

Karen Lynn Wilson, age 59, of Madison, TN, passed from this life on August 30, 2021. Karen was born on February 25, 1962, in Liberty, KY and grew up in Russell Springs, KY. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky in 1984 and an MBA degree from Belmont University in 2009. She was a former Accountant and CPA.

Karen is survived by brother, Beckham (Terrie) Wilson; two nieces, Abigail and Alexandra; two aunts, Eunice Thomas and Ramona Thornton; several cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by parents, Merwyn and Hazel Gossage Wilson and sister, Kathie Wilson. Karen was passionate about her faith in the Lord and had a desire to help others. She was an active member of Madison First Baptist Church, where she faithfully served in the Elevate Café ministry, the Apartment Outreach ministry, Parents Night Out and Vacation Bible School. In addition, she worked with community organizations such as Project Connect Nashville; Celebrate Recovery at the Madison Campus Seventh Day Adventist Church, where she also led in organizing an angel tree project for children of prisoners; The Building Healthy Families Program of Lutheran Social Services; Metro Development and Housing Agency Cheatham Place; and, St. Paul’s Second Harvest Food Bank and Grief Share.

floral squareKaren lived her life loving God and loving others well. We will miss her greatly, but we are grateful to God our Father that she is now completely healed. “Jesus said unto her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:’ ” John 11:25 – KJV.

Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 2:00 pm, at Madison First Baptist Church, Madison, TN. In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the above mentioned faith organizations.

Her services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Carl Kelly, Sr.

Carl Franklin Kelly, Sr., age 74, of Springfield, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 9am in the Middle TN Veteran’s Cemetery in Pegram. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Kelly was born December 22, 1946 in Erie, PA to the late LaVergne F. and Williama Moodie Kelly. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and retired after serving 22 years as a mechanic, a career he loved. He loved his family, reading, and M&M’s.

In addition to his parents Mr. Kelly is preceded in death by his son, Brian Kelly, his grand-daughter, Haven Ray, and his brother, John Earl Kelly. He is survived by his wife, Janice Harris Kelly; children, Carl (Rebecca) Kelly, Jr. of HI, Daniel Kelly of Bellvue, and Denise (John) Ray of Springfield; grandchildren, Rachel Kelly, Hannah floral squareKelly, Alexis Kelly, Madison Kelly, Katelynn Kelly, Christopher Locke, Austin Kelly, Veronica (Nolan) Simmons and Taylor Ray; and great-grandchildren, Jaxson Simmons and Kaiden Kelly.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Angel Santos-Barreos

Angel Jesus Santos-Barreos, infant son of Heber Santos-Perez and Arelys Barreos-Carreto, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Pastor Guadalupe Ramirez officiating. Burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday from 12pm floral squareuntil the hour of service at 2pm.

In addition to his parents, Baby Angel is survived by his brothers, Victor Rivardeniera and Wylander Santos-Barreos; sister, Cusely Rivardeniera; uncles, Gerardo and Mayra; and aunt, Merlin, all of Springfield.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Mary Boyd

Mary Frances Boyd, age 91 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

Graveside services were conducted on Friday, September 3rd at 10:00AM in Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Illinois with Rev. Mark Maynard officiating. Burial followed with Chris Wyatt, Shawn Dean, Frankie Cheatham, Brett Dean, Tony Dean, Sam Dean, and Nicholas Lance serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at Irwin Chapel Funeral Home, 3960 Maryville Rd, Granite City, Illinois 62040 on Thursday from 4-8PM. There was no visitation at the funeral home prior to the graveside service on Friday.

Mrs. Boyd was born on May 4, 1930 in Gallatin, Tennessee to the late Dalton McCulley and Stella Slicer Dean. She was a homemaker. She loved to shop and tend to her flowers. Mary loved her family and grandchildren dearly and was a member of Calvary Life Assembly of God in Granite City, Illinois.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Dale Boyd; son, Jim Dean; sister, Louise Holtzclaw; brother, Allen Dean; step-father, Monroe Dean.

floral squareSurvivors include her son, Michael (Louise) Dean; daughters, Sandra (Tommy) Wyatt, Debra (Robert) Boswell, and Karan (Mark) Monroe; sister, Juanita Whitehead;beloved wife of (Jim) Lisa Dean; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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