In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week September 20, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week September 20, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Sept. 13-20, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for W.F. “Clayne” Jones

W.F. “Clayne” Jones, 92, of White House, passed away on Monday September 20, 2021, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Rick Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Jones was born February 9, 1929, in Orlinda to the late Mack and Molly Harris Jones. He was a retired farmer, and he attended Milldale Presbyterian Church. Mr. Jones worked, and his hobby was work. Every now and then he might slip off and do a little fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Nancy Pope Jones, by his grandson: Joe Thomas Jones, by his brothers: Thomas “Tuck” and Ralph Jones, and by his sister: Margaret Brown.

floral squareMr. Jones is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Tom “B.T.” and Betty Jane Jones of White House, by his grandson: Jerry Jones and wife Davida, by his great grandchildren: Savannah and Jackson Jones, and by his brother: Jesse Mack “Benny” Jones.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Milldale Presbyterian Church and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Della Lee “Lady Lee” Smith

Della Lee “Lady Lee” Smith, 64, of Springfield, passed from this life on Sunday September 19, 2021, at her home. Celebration of life services will be conducted Saturday September 25th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Della was born April 10, 1957, in Springfield. She had worked as the manger of Springfield Krystal for many years. Her favorite pastime was relaxing on her front porch. Della was preceded in death by her mother: Ella Lee Smith Head, by her sister: Bertha Smith, by her grandson: Christavis Sunbear, by her partner: Cal Thomas Payne, and by her brother-in-law: Jimmy Taylor. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons: Antonio (Amanda) Smith of Springfield, and Jonah (Rachel Ryan) Smith of floral squareSpringfield, her brothers: James Head of Bowling Green, KY, and Tim (Pam) Baker of Springfield, her sisters: Lillie Taylor, Florence Head, and Louise Head all of Springfield, her grandchildren: Tanisha Smith, Keshaun Smith, Kenyon Smith, De’Lyana DiDonato, Justice Smith, Alex DiDonato, Jonah Smith, Jr., Tianna Burdge, Jacob Ryan, and Jada Ryan, her great grandchildren: K’layah Wilson, Navia Blakemore, and Ariella Ortiz.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Emma Dian Sweatt Parks

There will be a public graveside service on Friday September 24th at 3:00 p.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the graveside service on Friday. All are welcome to attend. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Springfield, in Ms. Dian’s memory, and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

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Emma Dian Sweatt Parks

August 19, 1937 – September 19, 2021

Dian was born August 19, 1937 in Logan County Kentucky to the late Hugh T. and Annabelle Watkins. At a young age, Dian married Paul Clinton Sweatt in 1953. To this union there were six beautiful, loving children: Billy Mac Sweatt (Karen), Paula Dian DeBerry (Ron), Patricia Annette Sloan (Robert), Alan Drew Sweatt, Pamela Gwen Worsham (Jerry), and Clinton Scott Sweatt (Ginger). To these were born ten “truly” grandkids: Clint and Casey Sweatt, Ryan and Jena Clinard, John and Lyndsey Worsham, Paul, Elizabeth, and Olivia Sweatt, and Rob DeBerry. Dian also had 16 great grandchildren: Corbin and Colton Sweatt, Hudson, Carson, Dawson, and Jackson Clinard, Emma Welch, Annabelle, and Mary Rhett Story, Will and Matthew DeBerry, Pearson, Duke, and Ruby Jo Worsham, Jerrilyn and Weston Baldwin.

In 1978 Dian’s husband, Paul Clinton Sweatt died prematurely at age 43. Dian had six children by age 29 and was widowed for the first time at age 39, but was an unbelievable Mother through all those times and much loved by her children. Dian’s heart was broken again with the loss of her much beloved daughter, Patricia, who died in 2011, and then her loving son, Alan, in 2019.

Dian was a widow from 1978-1988 at which time she married William Porter Parks and acquired an even larger step family of five: Mike, Steve, David, and Chris Parks, and Mary Gortney. After 29 years of marriage Porter passed away in 2017 leaving a big vacuum in her life. Dian also had 9 step grandchildren and 9 great step grandchildren.

Dian dedicated her life to Jehovah in November 1978. Her love and desire were to witness to all and make Jehovah’s name known and to preach about his Son, Jesus Christ, and the heavenly kingdom and the government that will bring peaceful conditions to all floral squaremankind. She made this and her family her focus, especially after retiring from Kroger after 30 years.

She touched so many lives and will be dearly missed, but she will live on in all her family and friends that loved her so. In lieu of flowers Dian has requested donations be made to her congregation: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Springfield, Tennessee.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Elizabeth Lane

Elizabeth Lane, 99, of White House passed away Sunday September 12, 2021 at her home. Born February 26, 1922 in Jackson County, TN she was the daughter of the late Lee Meadows and Ella Jones Meadows.

Elizabeth was also preceded in death by her husband of 60yrs., Edward S. Lane; two sons, Ray and Eddie Lane; three grandsons, Mark, Darrell and Ben Lane; and her five siblings. As a child, Elizabeth, her mother and her five siblings traveled on a flat boat down the Cumberland from Jackson Co. to Old Hickory, TN.

She was one of the first telephone switchboard operators in White House and had also worked as a cashier at the Dollar Store. While her late husband was serving in the Navy, she made two trips by train to Boston to see him. Family was extremely important to Elizabeth. She loved her family and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by her son Terry Lane (Barbara Costellow); grandsons, David Lane & Jeff Lane; granddaughters, Crystal Reddick (Joe) and Angela Isabell (Tommy);Brenda Chamberland (Gene), Cindy Pratt, daughter-in-law, Gail Hicks; and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Service will be held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House, TN Friday at 11 AM followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thursday from4 – 7 PM and Friday from 10 – 11 AM. Pallbearers will be David Lane, Jeff Lane, Kolby Lane, Tyler Lane, Luke Reddick and Caden Isabell.

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Arrangements entrusted to Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House, TN

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Obituary for Gracie Haley Hyde

Gracie Faye Haley Hyde, age 73 of Greenbrier passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 19, 2021 At Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, TN. at 11pm.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday September 23. 2021 at Austin Bell Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel with Bro. Jack Martin officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family will receive friends from 10 am till time of the service. Burial will follow at Springfield Memorial Garden.

Gracie was born July 6, 1948, at home on the Ben Baggett Farm in Adams TN. She was born to the late Robert Lester and Emma Lou Jackson Haley. Gracie had a sweet spirit about her, coming from her love for the LORD. She was saved and baptized At Whitakers Grove Baptist Church as a young girl and carried out her Christian walk through her life.

On October 20th, 1974, Gracie married Joe Henry Hyde at Southern Heights Baptist Church in Russellville, KY. He proceeded her in death on August 1, 2015, after 41 years of marriage. After marrying, Joe & Gracie became faithful members of Greenridge Church of Christ in Greenbrier. To this union was born one son, Joseph Patrick Hyde. Gracie was a devoted and loving mother staying home to care for her son until he was in high school.

She also worked as a Candy Striper at Springfield Hospital and a Nurses Tech at Russellville Hospital. Gracie also worked for a good while at Arby’s making biscuits for breakfast.

Gracie retired from the Cheatham Park Elementary School where she was a Cafeteria associate for several years.

Gracie is survived by her son, Patrick, his wife Kanda Hyde. Gracie was a proud grandmother to her two grandsons, Todd age 9 and Toby age 5. She loved her family dearly. She often babysat for the boys and enjoyed them teaching her to play their games.

She is also survived by her brothers, Ernest Haley of Oakville, KY., Jerry, and wife Peggy Haley, Russellville, KY, Sisters, Betty Sheldon, and Martha Jane White of Springfield, TN, Also, Barbara Hines of Russellville, KY. And sister-in-law Patty Haley, Goodlettsville, TN.
She is proceeded in death by her brothers, Robert Henry Haley and Phillip Haley, and Robert Lester JR, who passed at birth, Sisters Francis Ballance, and Laura Haley.

floral squareWhat lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Gracie was a good Christian wife, mother and friend. Working hard as a child in the fields and at home taking care of her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Johanna Elizabeth Barendse

Johanna (Jana) Elizabeth Barendse, 59, passed away at her home in Hendersonville, TN on September 18, 2021 surrounded by her husband, daughter and sister. Jana was born August 28, 1962 in Lady Grey, South Africa. She is preceded in death by her parents Jacobus (Koos) Paulus Nel and Jacoba (Koba) Elizabeth Stella Nel. She is survived by her husband Andre (Doc) Paul Barendse, daughter Angie Barendse Cook and sister Hendrika (Rika) Christiana Terblanche.

Jana studied nursing at S.G. Lourens College of Nursing in South Africa and was a registered nurse for 36 years. Jana married her husband Doc on Dec 8, 1984 and had one child, Angie, who is expecting their first grandchild in early 2022. Jana attended Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, TN. Jana’s joys in life include her family, her love for plants and animals (especially dogs), and traveling. Jana touched the lives of many and is loved by many floral squarefriends around the world. Jana has a giving and nurturing soul who will be dearly missed.

Private services for Jana will be held for family and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date during Spring, Jana’s favorite season.
You may offer your condolences online at www.austinandbell.com

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

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Obituary for Brandon Shay Gillespie

Brandon Shay Gillespie, age 51 of Greenbrier passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home with Bro. Kirk Wall and Bro. Tol Burk officiating. Burial will follow in greenbrier Cemetery with Ryan Gillespie, James Binkley, Mitchell Binkley, Shane Gillespie, Caleb Gillespie and Michael Carter serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, September 21st and 11am until 2pm on the day of service at the funeral home.
He was born December 1, 1969 in Nashville, TN to the late Donald Gillespie and Nancy Gail Hooper Gillespie. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Scott Gillespie.

He worked for the City of Springfield as a Senior Equipment Operator and attended Skyview Church of Christ and Memorial Blvd. Church of Christ.

As a boy, Brandon loved playing outside in his overalls, playing in the dirt, and with his trucks and tractors. He was adventurous and mischievous, and he loved to play pranks and aggravate people, which he carried into adulthood. However, if you had the privilege of knowing him, you would know that him aggravating you meant he like you that much more. Much like his father before him, he did not care about accumulating worldly possessions but rather enjoyed time with his family and making memories. One of the people he enjoyed making memories with the most was his high school sweetheart who he quickly got married to, had a loving family with, and spent the last 33 years with. He became a father and a husband at an early age, with that being a challenge for a young person he did a fantastic job being a great provider and loving father. Outside of being a family man over the years he has enjoyed many things such as attending church, reading his Bible, fishing, traveling, and just being outdoors. A couple of things that he enjoyed most was having day long jeep adventures with his wife by his side, and having a good lake day with his family especially if it involved Dale Hollow Lake. A little over 3 and a half years ago, he got his wish of becoming a grandfather to a precious granddaughter who named him Poppy when she was able to first start talking. The last couple years he has enjoyed doing that most. Not only was he a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather to his immediate family, but he was also a wonderful son, brother, and uncle to the rest of his family. He was an all-around great person who truly had a heart of gold. He was the type of person who would not hesitate to help anyone and would not expect anything in return. He had beautiful blue eyes and a contagious smile – you just couldn’t help but to have a good time when he was around. It was truly a great honor to have had him be a part of our lived while on this earth. It wasn’t long enough but it reality, it never would have been.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Tammy Jo Flatt Gillespie; son, Ryan (Chelsey) Gillespie; daughter, Rachel (fiance’ Kris Cave) Gillespie; mother, Nancy Gail Hutton; brother, Shane (Mary Frances) Gillespie; sisters, Shannon (Larry) Jones, Sherree (Todd) Capshaw, Shonda (Michael) Carter; granddaughter, Claire Ann Gillespie and grandson, Chandler Shay Gillespie on the way.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Janet Lynn Braddy Simon

Janet Lynn Braddy Simon, age 78, of Springfield, Tennessee died Thursday, September 16, 2021, at St. Thomas West Nashville.

Honoring her request, she will be cremated, and a private family memorial service will be held.

Janet was born March 5, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas to the late Louis Crawford Braddy and Mary Natalie Riggs Braddy. Her brother, John P. Braddy, sister, Shirley Braddy and son-in-law, Christopher P. Heckethorn also preceded her in death. She was retired from Government Services Automation in Nashville, TN, where she was an executive assistant. Janet graduated from East High School in Wichita, KS, worked at the Wichita Art Museum which was a great fit for her since she loved art. Prior to moving to Nashville, TN, she lived in Savannah, TN and worked at C.E. Roser Handle Mill. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, loved tennis, gardening, cooking and most of all she loved her children and grandchildren. She was excited and looked forward to becoming a great grandparent soon.

Mrs. Simon is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Marc Simon and Debbie of Pleasant View, TN; daughter, Kerrie Simon floral squareHeckethorn of Dyersburg, TN, grandchildren, McKenzie Simon Ponzio and husband, John; Brock H. Simon; sisters, Sharon Braddy Larkin, Judy Braddy Matheson, and Mary Braddy Kuga and last but certainly not least her loving dog Henry.

The family request in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Janet Braddy Simon memorial fund at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital using the following link

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Darrell Glen Hankins

Darrell Glen Hankins, age 56 of Springfield, died Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Memorial services were conducted Friday, September 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM at Christ Community Church with Bro. Curtis Hester officiating. The family received friends at the church Friday from 3 PM until the hour of service.

Darrell was born September 3, 1965 in Russellville, KY to the late Robert Lee and Odie Gaines Delk Hankins. He was a member of Christ Community Church and had worked at Electrolux for many years. He enjoyed watching football, especially the New York Giants and enjoyed softball. He loved going floral squareto the Smokey Mountains and enjoyed driving. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lewis Hankins.

He is survived by his brother, Richard Hankins of Springfield and his sister, Marilyn Hankins of Springfield.

The family request no flowers be sent.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Lawrence Dale Jackson

Age 86 of White House went home to be with the Lord Saturday, September 18, 2021 at his home. He was born May 17, 1935 in Hardin, KY to Charlie Simmons & Mary Mavis Elkins Jackson. He worked as a skilled carpenter before his retirement. He had constructed and designed church buildings. He was a member of Skyview Church of Christ. He was the song director for many years at Evendale Church of Christ in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Jackson enjoyed country and gospel music, going to the Grand Ole Opry, visiting and photographing covered bridges and playing and singing with his guitar.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Helen Marie Rouse Jackson; second wife, Zetta Cox Jackson; son, Charles Lawrence Jackson; brother, Bob Jackson. He is survived by his son, Philip Dale Jackson, California; daughter, Teresa Jackson, White House, TN; brother, Patrick (Belva) Jackson, South Carolina; 4 grandchildren, Sharon Marie Garner, Dale Wilson Adams, Crystal Dawn Pollard and Tess Joy Sullins; 8 great-grandchildren, Callie, Gavin, Calvin, Drake, Brody, Walter, Jameson Jackson “JJ” and floral squareHugh.

Funeral service and burial will be held in Cincinnati, OH. Arlington Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens will be in charge.(513)521-7003. This obituary will be updated when those arrangements are finalized.

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

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Arrangements for Gladys Lucille Watkins

Viewing and visitation to be held Saturday, September 25, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 noon with funeral to follow at 12:00 noon at Community Baptist Church 1312 Parham St. Springfield, TN 37172

Interment: Restlawn Memorial Gardens

Due to Covid-19 pandemic masks are required to be worn. service will be live-streamed on W.D. Crowder Funeral Home Facebook page.

Keep the Watkins and Townsend family in your prayers.

Full obituary to follow

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Johnny Willeby, Jr.

Johnny Wayne Willeby, Jr., age 55 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

A memorial service will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 6:00PM on Thursday, September 23rd, with Bro. Bobby Willeby officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, September 23rd from 4:00PM until the hour of service at 6:00PM.

floral squareJohnny was born on August 17th, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee to Johnny “Wayne” Willeby, Sr. and the late Linda Willeby. He was a NASCAR fan and his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Stephania Willeby; sons, Derek Willeby, and Michael (Jordan) Willeby; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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

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Obituary for Elizabeth Waldrop

Elizabeth Ann Waldrop, age 87, of Aiken, South Carolina, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 17, 2021 and is finally “Home at Last”. A private graveside service will be held Friday, September 24, 2021 in Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee at the Oakland Cemetery with Brother Bob Carroll officiating. Burial will follow with Gary Tate, Sonny Hill, Kyle Tate, Chad Tate, Harvey Jones, Herschel Dowdell and Joel Rivera serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Waldrop was born to Warren Wilber and Margaret Hill Robinson in Grenada, Mississippi on October 12, 1933. She attended the University of Mississippi and met the love of her life, Max Lee Waldrop, at a Delta Gamma Sorority function. They married on May 24, 1953 at the First Presbyterian Church in Grenada. She lived her life as an exemplary and devoted military spouse, raising three children in many places called “home” and by herself many times. She was a faithful servant of our Lord and ensured her family was just as faithful. Mr. and Mrs. Waldrop read the Bible daily “together at the end of each day” whether they were in the same room or separated by different time zones or countries. She enjoyed quilting with her friends, making clothes, embroidery, crochet, needle point, planting buttercups and gardening. She loved her family genealogy and heirlooms from the past, and had just signed her Mayflower Society application on August 8, 2021.

She travelled the world with her husband (Europe, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Argentina, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Egypt, Nepal, India and Greece as well as the continental U.S.). Their second year of marriage found them leaving Ft. Campbell, KY with a one-year-old son, Max, Jr. and living in Salzburg, Austria for a year. Their next duty station was Manheim and Heidelberg, Germany for two years where her second child, Nancy Ann, was born. From there they were assigned to Ft. Huachuca, Arizona and their third child, Mary Alice, was born. As a military wife, she lived in subsequent locations including Ft. Riley, KS; Grenada, MS while Max was in South Korea; Oxford, MS (twice); Ft. Leavenworth, KS; Memphis, TN while Max was in South Vietnam; and Ft. Benning, GA (3 times). They retired in Oxford where they lived for 30 years and relocated to Aiken, SC to be with their youngest child.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Waldrop is preceded in death by her brother, Warren Wilber Robinson, Jr., and daughter, Nancy Ann Waldrop. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Lynne Mitchell; son, Max Lee (Sheila) Waldrop, Jr.; daughter, Mary Alice Waldrop; granddaughters, Emily Dye, Amy Hughes, and Kimberly (Sonny) Hill; and a great-granddaughter, Molly Hughes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “One Fine Place, French Camp, Mississippi 39745”. Mr. and Mrs. Waldrop faithfully supported the Christ-centered ministry of French Camp floral squareAcademy for their entire lives, as he lost his mother when he was a young child. FCA serves children needing a safe and stable home and school environment. They enjoyed helping French Camp with special projects like the Waldrop Room, a conference room dedicated in honor of Mr. Waldrop on his 80th birthday and building the Waldrop Pavilion that sits on a 30-acre lake enjoyed by FCA children. For additional details, go to www.frenchcamp.org.

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

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Obituary for Letezia Jones

Letezia Malone Jones entered this earthly life on January 15, 1950 to the late Clarence H. Malone and the late Pauline E. Noel Malone. On Saturday, September 11, 2021, God summoned his angel, Letezia to come to her heavenly home.
She was a 1968 graduate of Bransford High School. After graduation, she attended business school before becoming employed by Cutters Exchange for sixteen years. She then worked for the State of Tennessee in Title Registration.

Letezia accepted Christ at a young age at Whites Chapel CME Church.

Letezia loved being with her children, grandchildren, and all of her family and friends. She enjoyed trips and spending time with her classmates. She loved listening to a variety of music. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Jones; son, James D. Jones, and brothers, Clarence Malone, Jr., Damon T. Malone; and stepbrother, Ricky Ewing. Letezia leaves to cherish her precious memories: sons, Keifus E. (Becky) Malone, and Timothy Germaine Jones; grandchildren, Mikayla S. David, Amitrah Hatcher, Keenan A. David, and Keturah G. Malone; brothers, Anthony Malone; sisters, Patricia A. Malone, Carlene (Willie) Gardner and Valerie Malone; step -brothers, Tony (Carolyn) Ewing, and Michael (Mary) Ewing; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, floral squarecousins, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Saturday, Sept 18 at Community Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Townsend, officiating and Rev. Phillip Townsend, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Keep the Jones and Malone family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Robert Collins, III

Robert Everett Collins, III “Bubba”, age 41 of Franklin, Tennessee, died Friday, September 17, 2021 at Williamson Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:00PM Noon on Thursday, September 23rd, with family & friends officiating. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham with Matt Oliver, John Shrum, Justin Dorris, Chris Gilmore, Jimmy Bonner, and Justin Hutchinson serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 22nd from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Thursday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.

Robert was born on September 21st, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee to Robert & Pam Boner Collins, Jr. He worked in the construction industry. He was a Christian.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, James Boner, and Robert & Ruby Collins, Sr.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Ethan Collins; sisters, Patrica (Chris) Gilmore, and Crystal (Justin) Dorris; fianceꞌ, Samantha Donelson; grandmother, Joyce Boner; nieces and nephews, Alizabeth (Queintan) Britton, Caitlyn Gilmore, Hope (Eli) Darnell, Jadyn Osborne, and Kingston Dorris; and great-niece, Loka Darnell.

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

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Obituary for James Riley Gardner

 James Riley Gardner was born September 14, 1937, in Cedar Hill, Tennessee. He was called home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2021 from the Waters of Winchester in Winchester, Tennessee.

He is preceded in death by mother, Elnora Dowdy; father, Aaron Gardner; brothers, Robert Aaron Gardner Sr, Joseph Gardner, Frank Gardner; sisters, Glodena Gardner, Martha Gardner, Goldie Gardner, and Dorothy J. Hines.

James was a graduate of Bransford High School. He attended Tennessee State University where he pursued music. His love for music led him to play in bands, as well as play for several local gospel groups.

He also had a career as an electrician and was employed by Tennessee Lightning and Appliance for many years until his retirement.

James was married to Florence Ann Tyler on October 1, 1960 for forty-three years. She preceded him in death on February 26, 2004. To this union was born four children, three daughters and one son.
James gave his life to Christ at an early age, and later was baptized in Jesus’ name, was filled with the Holy Ghost and attended Greater Faith Church, now known as City of Faith International.

He leaves to cherish his memory four children, Teresa Gardner, James (Cecelia) Gardner, Lisa (William) Savage, and Sonya Gardner, all of Springfield, Tennessee; one sister, Nora (Joseph) Smith. He also leaves five grandchildren; Roderick Gardner, Roslyn Gardner, Jeffrey Thomas, Nicole Gardner, and Lectricia Gardner. To his memory he also leaves great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, floral squarecousins, and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral Service was Sat. Sept. 18 at City of Faith Church with Minister Marco Partinger, Officiant and Pastor Robert Gardner, Eulogy; Interment is in Restlawn Memorial Garden.
Keep the Gardner family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Shirley Cavender Nipper

Shirley Cavender Nipper, age 84, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Tristar NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 12pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Marvin Crouch officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Donald Bennett, Randy Cavender, Scotty Cavender, Ross Raymer, Jr., Mac Wilson and Kenneth Holman serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10am until the hour of service at 12pm.

Mrs. Nipper was born October 24, 1936 in Davidson County to the late Herschel Hubert and Pearl Choate Cavender, Sr. She was a bookkeeper for the East Tennessee Automobile Club in Knoxville for 36 years. She also worked for three other companies combined, a total of 53 years, before retiring in 2009. She was a member of the Adams Church of Christ, she loved her family, she loved the Lord, and she loved reading the Bible.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Nipper is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wayne Nipper, her sisters, Mildred Stuard, Marie Comperry and Gladys Carr, and her brothers, Sunny Cavender and Mack Cavender.

floral squareMrs. Nipper is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Wayne and Jodyann Nipper of Council Bluffs, IA; grandchildren, Travin Jedrek “T.J.” Nipper and Kalista Cadee Nipper; special friends, Mackie Holman, Noreen Spain, Mary Sprouse, Eddie Sayne and Bill Willett; special niece, Nancy Lyda; and several nephews and nieces.

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

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Obituary for Gladys Mai Williams “Ms. Brick House”

Gladys Mai Clemons Williams was born May 5, 1955 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late George and Kathleen Bigsbee Clemons. She was the sixth child out of sixteen.

She was a very faithful and active member of Star of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Mother’s Board, Choir, Willing Workers and the Pastor’s Aide Committee over the years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings, Brenda Scharkley, Charles Clemons, and Minnie Mai Clemons, and one grandson, Anthony L. Williams. Gladys attended both Bransford High and Springfield High School, Class of 1975.
She worked as a factory worker and later became a CNA and worked in nursing homes. Gladys absolutely loved and adored her family. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her, whatever she thought they wanted or needed, she made sure they had it. She loved her church, family dinners, family parties, but more than anything she loved her family vacations. She recently returned from her favorite vacation place, Las Vegas, where she had the best time. She also loved singing, skating, swimming, and playing cards. She made it her priority to teach her grandbabies to swim and she did just that, she even taught them her trade of playing cards and enjoyed sitting around the table with them on the holidays to play with them. She also really loved her monthly trips to the casino with her friends and daughters. To know her was to love her. She was definitely one of a kind. She was brave, strong and courageous. She fought her battle like no other could. She loved “LIFE” and lived it fearlessly until the end.

On September 9, 2021 she transitioned to be with the Lord. She leaves to cherish her memories and love to her devoted husband, Joe T. Williams; her “G5” two sons, Vernon (Robbin) Clemons, and Anthony (Christina) Clemons; three daughters, Jolynda (Damon) Morrell, Brandy Williams and Katherine Williams, her spoiled baby; two stepsons, Mark Mitchell and Christopher Williams; one stepdaughter, Carla Mitchell Nolley whom she loved as her own; twenty-one grandchildren and her devoted and dedicated grandchildren, Chelsey, MaKayla, Maliyah, Monica MyKel, Myana, Bre`ana, Faith, Regan, Ryan, J’Kyra, Monteiga and Serenity; nine great-grandchildren, and her newest Leighton, whom she cherished; six brothers, George (Delores), James (Paula) Johnny (Gracie), Dexter, Jeffrey (Bonita), and Andray (Dalydia) Clemons; six sisters, Annie (Ernest) Cook, Linda (William) McKinney, Verna Clemons, Cherie Woodard, Carol (Byron) Young, and Tammy (Tyrone) Young; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; two very devoted nephews, Ben Scharkley and Curtis Clemons; her very special floral squarefriends, Freida Frey, and Aniya Stewart; devoted neighbor, Marie Demonbreum; her best friend and sister, Joyce Cantrell; and her bonus family that she loved dearly, the Cantrell Family.

Viewing and Visitation was Friday, Sept.17 and Saturday, Sept 18 with Funeral Saturday, September 18, 2021 at St. James Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Bell, Officiating and Pastor Johnny Clemons, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Keep the Williams and Clemons family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Rudy Carroll

Rudy Lee Carroll, age 62, of Springfield, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Graveside services were held Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 4pm in the Oakland Cemetery with Brother Jake Townsend officiating. Burial followed with Mike Justice, Chris Ford, Andy Ford, Adam Pike, Jonathon Adams and J.P. Mitchell serving as pallbearers. Visitation washeld at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Saturday from 1-3pm.

Mr. Carroll was born December 10, 1958 in Springfield to the late Billy Brown and Dorothy Myrl “Dottie” Durham Carroll. He worked as a driver for the Robertson Cheatham Co-op.

floral squareMr. Carroll is survived by his wife, Robbin Ford Carroll; daughter, Jennifer Brown Carroll; and brothers, Mike (Javena) Carroll and Roger (Amy Grassham) Carrol, all of Springfield.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland Church Cemetery Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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Obituary for Dave Hull

David Chaires Hull “Dave”, age 45 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, September 13, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

A Celebration of Life service was conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Saturday, September 18th, with Pastor Chris Royalty officiating.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, September 17th from 5:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Saturday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Dave was born on October 31st, 1975 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Betty Chaires Harrison and David Allen Hull. He was a Disc Jockey in the entertainment business and was always the life of the party. He was a foodie who loved shopping and was “newly” domesticated. He was affectionately known as “Incredible Hull”. He attended 24 Church in Pleasant View.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Vince & Franky Hull; sister, Angel Hull; and niece, Addyson Hull.

floral squareSurvivors include his sons, Gavin Hull, Josh Strother, and a baby on the way; daughter, AJ Hull; brother, James (Taylor) Hull; step-brother, John (Kayce) Harrison; sisters, Lisa Hull, Rejeana (Derrick) Gray, and Jennifer Hull; step-sister, Amber Harrison; and many loving uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Obituary for Donnie Laney

Donnie Ray Laney, age 69 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Monday, September 13, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Friday, September 17th, with Bro. Thomas T. Rawls officiating. Burial followed in Mallory’s Cemetery with family & friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, September 17th from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Laney was born on August 12th, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Clyde Lillard & Sallie Margaret Harris Laney. He was retired from CRT Packaging Company. He enjoyed fishing and was a huge UT fan. Mr. Laney loved his family most especially his grandchildren. He attended Organic Community Christian Church in Greenbrier.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Janice Laney; and brother, Wayne Casey.

floral squareSurvivors include his children Kassandra Laney, Kameron Laney, Kliford (Tiffany) Laney, and Khrystan Laney; brothers, Terry (Jeanette) Laney, and Randall (Carolyn) Laney; and grandchildren, Maddox Thompson, Joshua Thompson, Noah Laney, and Kliford Laney.

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Obituary for Twyla Irene Dile

Age 53 of Nashville passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at her home. She was born June 20, 1968 in Americus, GA to Leon Keel & Darlene Childress.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Talia Dile Harness; son, Nathaniel Dile; sister, Tracy. She is survived by her two sons, Chadwick Dile, Clarksville, TN and Jemini Lyons, Nashville, TN; brothers, Willie (Quanisha) Keel and Larry Childress, both of Nashville, TN; sisters, Tangie Hayes, Nashville, Tn and Leona Hubrich, Lewisburg, TN; 9 grandchildren.

floral squareA memorial service was held Monday, September 20, 2021 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. David Manning officiating. Inurnment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation is planned for Monday, September 20, 2021 11AM-1PM at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Harry Clarence Hadley Jr.

Mr. Harry Clarence Hadley, Jr., age 86, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, died on September 12, 2021 at Signature Healthcare in Portland. Harry was born on November 1, 1934 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Harry Clarence Hadley, Sr. and Clementine Hadley. Harry was a gifted Piano Technician and spent many years improving his craft. He was also a Christian and loved his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Hadley. Harry is survived by his daughters, Tabitha Stock of Hendersonville, Nancy McBride of Alabama, and Deborah Perry of Pittsburg, PA; granddaughters, Stacy Stock of Hendersonville and Nikki White of Franklin, KY; son-in-law, floral squareTimothy Stock of Goodlettsville, TN.

Visitation with the family was held on Saturday, September 18, from 10:00am until his Celebration of Life service at 2:00pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Donald “Donnie” Binkley

Donald E. Binkley “Donnie”, age 84 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Sunday, September 12, 2021 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Thursday, September 16th, 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, September 15th from 4:00PM until 7:00PM and again on Thursday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Binkley was born on December 10th, 1936 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Ira Haywood & Ethel Martin Binkley. He was retired from Pepsi Cola Company and loved to play golf and country style dancing. He was a Christian.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Jeff Binkley; and brothers Thomas, Paul, Ray, John, & David Binkley.
Survivors include his son, Lee (Jan) Binkley; daughter, Denise (Jim) floral squareBradshaw; brother, Jerry (Nora) Binkley; sisters, Ruth Felts, Marie Wheeler, Janice (Rodney) Ford, and Yvonne Merritt; grandchildren, Seth (Jessica) Willis, and Kelsey Binkley; step-grandchildren, Paul (Lacey) Douglas, and Seth (Nilah) Douglas; special cousin, Jimmy Bracey.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Attn: Fund Development, 2201 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

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

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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 were conducted Thursday, September 16th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Michael Yates, Randall Yates, Jeffery Yates, Randy McEwing, Timmy Groves, and Jermey Harris serving as pallbearers. The family received 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 were conducted Wednesday September 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the Williams Chapel Cemetery with Reverend Keith Wilson officiating. Pallbearers were be Bryant Hallman, Kenneth Spivey, Carter Spivey, Joe Williams, Jr., Jim Sanders, and Corey Williams. Honorary pallbearers were J.T. Honeycutt and J.L. Pearson. The family received 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 were 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 was held 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 was held Monday 2PM in the chapel of Austin & Bell White House, with Pastor Kevin Brantley officiating. Interment followed 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 was held Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Andrew Blondo officiating. Interment followed in Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison with family serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held 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 were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:00 Noon on Monday, September 13th, with Bro. Paul Edwards officiating. Burial followed 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 were Roger Price, Junior Baggett, and Kodee Winters.

The family received 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 were held 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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