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In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week September 27, 2019
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In Loving Memory: Obituaries From September 18-27, 2019
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)
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Obituary for Juan Alfredo Palacios Contreras
Juan Alfredo “El Huevero” Palacios Contreras, age 40 of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019.
Juan was a loving father and husband. A devoted friend and family man, he enjoyed bringing everyone together for cookouts and playing cards. He was quick to selflessly help anyone in need.
He is preceded in death by grandfather-in-law, Gregorio Jimenez; grandfather, Merced Palacios; friend who he loved as a son, Ivan Ulises Rodriguez “Peluchin”; grandmother, Francisca Marquez; and cousin, Imelda Garcia.
He is survived by his wife, Nora Garcia Jimenez; children, Deyvi (Valentin) Palacios 23, Devanny Palacios 17, Betsy Palacios 15, Jesus Palacios 12; father, Alfredo Palacios; mother, Ester Contreras Sanchez; siblings, Ricardo Palacios, Mauricio Palacios, Rafael Palacios, Victor Palacios, Christian Palacios, and Nancy Palacios; grandmother, Guadalupe Sanchez.
His family will receive friends on Sunday, September 29, from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm and on Monday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Funeral Mass will follow at 3:00 pm at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1729 Stop 30 Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Deacon Arthur Chatman, Jr. was born July 23, 1937 in Cross Plains, Tennessee to the late Arthur Chatman, Sr. and Fannie Benton Chatman. He departed this life on September 20, 2019 after an extended illness.
Deacon Chatman was educated in the Robertson County Public School System and was a member of the Bransford High School Class of 1955. Deacon Chatman was employed with State Industries for 19 years and retired from Electrolux after 19 years and later was employed at Kroger for several years.
Deacon Chatman gave his life to Christ at an early age and was a member of Beards Chapel Missionary Baptist Church along with his family. He later joined First Missionary Baptist Church where he was a faithful and dedicated member until his death. As a loyal member of First Baptist, he was ordained a Deacon under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Martin P. Winslow. He also sang in the male chorus.
Deacon Chatman was a longstanding member of I Care of Robertson County, a group of men who care for the future of the youth throughout the county. In 1978, Deacon Chatman married the love of his life, Sandra Bell Turner and to this union two children were born, Anthony who precedes him in death, and Arthur III. He is also preceded in death by his parents and brother Will H. Chatman. Deacon Chatman was an outdoorsman. Among the things he enjoyed doing was keeping his yard well groomed, grilling good food, and making sure his cars were clean, especially his Dodge Ram 1500 truck.
Deacon Chatman leaves to cherish joyful and loving memories, his wife, Sandra of 40 years; son, Arthur III (Tennille); two grandchildren, Diamond and Isaiah Chatman; sister-in-law, Hermaline Turner; nephew, Victor (Tamika) Turner, Simpsonville, South Carolina; great-nieces, Victoria and Victavia Turner; great- nephew, Marquise Turner; a very special cousin, Maude Jones; and a host of cousins, other family members and the First Missionary Baptist Church family.
Funeral Services were Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 12:00 noon at First Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Emanuel Haygood, Officiant and Reverend Martin P. Winslow, Eulogy. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.
The family has entrusted services to the Crowder Funeral Home. (615) 384-7984
Obituary for Penny Michelle Bentley
Penny Michelle Bentley, 40, passed away on Wednesday September 25, 2019 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday October 2nd at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Mike Humble officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY with Stuart Beaty, Dallas Bentley, Homero Vazquez, Jerry Gainous, John Wooten, Michael Bentley, and Ray DeSheles serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Penny was born August 20, 1979 in Nashville. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Penny loved crocheting, gardening, UT Vols and Miami Dolphins football, and her cat – Phin. She was preceded in death by her brother: Steven Hardin.
Penny is survived by her fiancé: Stuart Beaty of Adairville, KY, mother: Sebrina DeSheles and husband: Ray of Russellville, KY, father: Mike Bentley and wife Ruby of Nashville, sons: John Wooten of Springfield, Dallas Bentley of Adairville, KY, Homero Vazquez of Adairville, KY, brothers: Michael Bentley of Portland, Chris Bentley of Nashville, sister: Stephanie Hardin of Bowling Green, KY, grandchild: Miah Wooten, and by her Godchild: Gracie “Addy Bug” Likens.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Penny Bentley funeral fund c/o Robertson County Funeral Home
Marjorie Roberta Jones, 91, of Springfield, passed from this life on Wednesday September 25, 2019 at The Waters of Robertson.
Graveside services will be conducted Monday September 30th at 2:00 p.m. in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Reverend Diane Coppock. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Miss. Jones was born May 29, 1928 in Springfield to the late James Wesley and Mary Frances Moore Jones.
She retired from Bolen Leather and loved her cats. Miss. Jones is survived by her sister: Margaret Savley of Greenbrier, by her niece: Mary Elizabeth Baxter and husband Ron of Springfield, by her nephew: Larry Eden and wife Jane of Springfield, and by several nieces and nephews.
Bond Wilkinson Welch, 80, of Cedar Hill, passed away on Wednesday September 25, 2019 at Centennial Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday September 29th at 4:00 p.m. at the Adams United Methodist Church with Reverend Gary Mraz and Reverend Patti Welch officiating. Interment will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery with Larry Groves, Brian Davis, Jeff Parchman, Grant Covington, Jared Parchman, Cayce Stapp, Phillip Mantlow, and Billy Hayes serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the church.
Mr. Welch was born March 15, 1939 in Clarksville to the late Garth Brockman and Frances Stanley Welch. He was the former owner of Adams Gas Sales & Service and was a member of Adams United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, traveling, and watching Westerns and Titans football. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Nell Downs Copeland Welch, his daughters-in-law: Heidi Copeland and Amy Powers Stapp, and by his sisters: Mary Joy Covington and Judith Hayes.
Mr. Welch is survived by his wife of 12 years: Becky Stapp Welch, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Bond Thomas and Sydney Welch of Clarksville, Lee Brockman and Patti Welch of New York, Rollow Clark Welch of Clarksville, Keith and Cissy Copeland of Adams, Kenny Copeland of Clarksville, Thomas Cayce Stapp of Clarksville, by his daughters and sons-in-law: Shellie and Jeff Parchman of Clarksville, Mary Margaret and Brian Davis of Cunningham, by 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, and by the mother of Bo, Lee, and Rollow: Sally Welch of Clarksville.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Adams United Methodist Church.
Roger B. Krancer, age 75 of Springfield, died Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Patrick Nix officiating. Burial services will be private for the family in Hermitage Memorial Gardens with Edwin Lance, Matthew Green, Fred Rich, Dustin Wood, Donnie Rogers, and Brain J. Lance serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Framer, Harold Reeves, Parker Merrritt, and Connor Green. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday from 9 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Krancer was born January 9, 1944 in Tucson, AZ to the late Herbert and Elizabeth Palmer Krancer. He was a graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY and was a retired salesman for Werner Frank Enterprises. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served in Vietnam and obtained the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He was a coin collector and enjoyed working out in his yard and playing solitaire. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandchild, Maggie Hobbs, and a brother-in-law, Billy Adams.
He is survived by his wife, Velda Krancer of Springfield; brothers, Mark Krancer of Birmingham, AL and Anthony Krancer of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Connor Green, Parker Merrritt, and Meagan Hobbs; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Connie and Fred Rich of Bowling Green, KY, Sue Adams of Cedar Hill, Timmy and Tina Adams of Homestead, FL and Larry Adams of Homestead, FL.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Wounded Warriors. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Velma B. Polk, Age 89 was born April 27, 1930 to the late John E. and Leona Covington Brooks. She entered into eternal Rest on Monday, September 23, 2019. She was educated in the Robertson County School System. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age, she was a dedicated and faithful member of Greater South Baptist Church. Grandmama Velma was a part of the Number 1 Choir and Mass Choir at Greater South where she was a high soprano In her later years, you would find her praising to her favorite song, “All In His Hands.”
She was employed many years with the Southern Heel Company, she was a tireless worker at many other occupations including volunteering at United Ministries. She also had a green thumb and would grow beautiful flowers. Whether it was a snack or a full meal, Grandmama’s door was open to family and neighborhood kids and friends. You might find her in her favorite spot at the table with half of a watermelon. You could also always find kids playing a game of kickball and even basketball when the grandsons insisted on a basketball goal.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Polk; sons, Redell Herring, Marce Randell Lunsford; sister, Eva Nell Brooks; brothers, John L. Brooks, Elmo Burr, Jr., Bobby Joe Burr, William Mathis Burr and James Burr.
She leaves to cherish her memories: sons, Gerald (Christine) Herring of Springfield, TN, and Larry (Gina) Herring of Deland, FL; daughters, Sandra (Reverend Silas) Gardner of Nashville, TN, and Regina (Ray) Cruell of Nashville, TN; sister, Emma Jean Smith of Pittsburg, PA; brother, Thomas (Joanne) Burr of Springfield, TN; sister-in-law, Olivia Burr of Paducah, KY; twenty-three grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren. A devoted cousin, Alice Crutcher; a devoted niece, Barbara Ann Burr and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Greater South Baptist Church with Pastor Samuel Stratton, Eulogy; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Obituary for Scottie Dale Lane
Scottie Dale Lane, age 84, of Ft. McCoy, Florida and formerly of Robertson County, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Scottie was born February 20, 1935 in Robertson County to the late Lercie D. (Jack) and Lovella Jernigan Lane. He worked in the plumbing business most of his adult life. He was of the Baptist faith. He spent his retired life living near the Ocala National Forest and enjoying hunting and fishing.
Scottie is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Harold, Johnce and L. D. Lane; and his sisters, Leska Durrett and Billie Meadows.
Scottie is survived by his two sons, Rick (Toni) Lane of Springfield, IL., Steven (Loretta) Lane of Ft. McCoy, FL; two daughters, Barbara (Tom) Wilson of Greenbrier, TN and Susan (Bob) Lenard of Mooresville, NC; three brothers, Darden and Frank Lane of FL and Dan Lane of Thailand; four sisters, Nancy Burgess, Peggy Henley, Laura Freeland and Joyce Bishop all of FL; seven grandchildren, Carla Butler, Adrienne Kyzar, Stephanie Brown, Leslie Davy, Michael Lane, Carrie Brooks and Ana Lane; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Countryside Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Countryside Funeral Home with visitation two hours prior. Interment will follow after the service to Ft. McCoy Cemetery with his nephews serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ft. McCoy Cemetery Fund in memory of Scottie. Arrangements are under the care of the Countryside Funeral Home in Anthony, FL.
James Wayne “Mudd” Yates, 49, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday September 22, 2019.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday September 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Mudd was born October 30, 1969 in Springfield. He worked as a tree trimmer. Mudd is survived by his parents: Lonnie and Helen Mooneyhan Yates of Springfield, sons: James Dean of Springfield and Joshua Dean of Clarksville, by his daughter: Chasity Griffel of Michigan, by his brothers: Stephen, Randall, Terry, Michael, Jeffery, and Robert Yates all of Springfield, by his sisters: Marcie Harris of Springfield, Joyce Long of Russellville, KY, Cynthia Gutierrez of Springfield, and Janelle Brooks of California, and by 8 grandchildren.
Thomas Henry Minnis, 84, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday September 22, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services were conducted Friday September 27th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jeffrey Barnhart, Jacob Barnhart, Tyler Barnhart, Monty Head, Branden Hollis, and Jay Barbee serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Tom was born June 7, 1935 in Springfield to the late Vernon and Callie Thaxton Minnis. He was a retired wing assembler with AVCO and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He loved anything that allowed him to be outside, especially camping, walking, mowing his grass, and tending to his cattle. Mr. Tom loved UT and Titans football, reading his newspaper, and spending time with Miley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Wilmoth Heatherly Minnis, who died in May of this year, by his brother: Billy Minnis, and by his granddaughter: Amber Barnhart. Mr. Tom is survived by his sons: Tony and John Minnis both of Springfield, by his daughters: Vicky (Rick Sanzi) Bradley of Springfield, Rita Warren of Springfield, by his brother: Larry Minnis of Bardstown, KY, by his sister: Helen Brazee of Nebraska, by his grandchildren: Miranda Head, Avery Hollis, and Jada Bradley, by his great grandchildren: Jeffrey, Tyler, and Jacob Barnhart, Maddie Head, Paisley Hollis, Nevaeh and Brahmin Barbee, and by the one that he most treasured in life, his pug and fur baby, Miley.
Sandra Foster Wilson, 63, of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Sunday September 22, 2019 at her home.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday September 26th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Billy Vogle officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Kayne Foster, Kolin Foster, Paul Garner, Donnie Reed, Tom Farmer, Rick Meadows, and Chris Hester serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Sandra was born December 27, 1955 in Springfield to the late Hassell and Ruth Felts Foster. She worked in the accounting department at Delight Products for many years, and then worked as a bookkeeper with Betty Moore. She loved spending time with her family and her friends.
Sandra is survived by her husband: Clemons “Bubba” Wilson of Cedar Hill, by her brother and sister-in-law: Kenneth and Saundra Foster of Cedar Hill, by her nieces: Kendra (Chris) Foster-Hester of Springfield, Kateryn (Tonya Anderson) Foster of Knoxville, by her nephews: Kolin Foster of Clarksville, Kayne (Courtney Thompson) Foster of Cedar Hill, by her great-nieces: Kylie Jones, Kori Jones, Kenlee Hester, and Klaire Foster, and by the one that out ranked anybody and everybody, her boxer: Kracker.
If so desired, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Robertson County Animal Shelter. All donations may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Jimmy Leon Teasley, Age 59 born May 8, 1960 to the late Herman L. Teasley and Clara B. Farley Teasley, in Ashland City, Cheatham County, Tennessee. Jimmy departed this life September 19, 2019.
He accepted Christ in his life at an early age at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church and later moved his membership to Unity Missionary Baptist Church. Jimmy worked as a farmer for many years. He later worked for Bruce Hardwood and Electrolux Home Products.
He enjoyed playing cards, fishing and talking with friends in his neighborhood. Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Yolanda R. Dix and Ida M. Lee.
He leaves to cherish her memories; two sisters, Margaret and Judy Teasley; aunts, Anolia and Mary Teasley, Helen Farley and Linda Farley; uncles, Glendon (Chonoliah) Teasley, and Richard Teasley; great aunt, Helen Teasley; two nephews, Rickey and Demitrius Dix; and a host of cousins and close friends.
Memorial service was Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, Ashland City, TN (Neptune Community)
W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Obituary for Billie Ruth Shates Roseberry
Billie Ruth Shates Roseberry, age 88 of Hendersonville, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
She was a funny and loving wife, mother, granny, and sister who loved playing jokes on her family. She loved doing Snapchat with her granddaughter, Carrie. She was a devoted wife who loved the Lord.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Roseberry, her parents, Bill & Lavina Howse; a sister, Delores Howse, a son-in-law, Dicky Wall; and a stepson, Dennis Roseberry.
Billie is survived by her son, Steve (Mindy) Shates; her daughters, Terri (Scott) Anderson and Tracie Wall; her stepchildren, Darren (Marie) Roseberry, Kim (Larry) Bevel, and David Roseberry; her brother, Gary (Jean) Howse; grandchildren, Carrie (Chase) Fowler, Ben (Stephanie) Wall, Addie (Clint) James, Rusty Bevel, Chastity (Tony) Powell, Connie (Ricky) Boone, Sharon Young, Naz (Alicia) Roseberry, Jada and Devinie Roseberry; and her great-grandchildren, Chance, Aliah, Olivia, Ethan, Declan, Brennen, Geralyn, Nora, Christine, Robert, Austin, Chase, Elizabeth (Izzy), Jennifer, Brian, Will, N.J., Isiah, and Easton.
Her family will receive friends on Saturday, September 28, from 12:00pm until her Celebration of Life Service at 2:00pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens with Chase and Chance Fowler, Darren Roseberry, Louis Washburn, Ben Wall, and Clint James serving as pallbearers.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Meals on Wheels of your choice.
The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN. 615-822-4442.
Obituary for Carl Spurlock, Jr.
Carl Willis Spurlock, Jr., age 49 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Friday, September 27th, at 6:00PM with Bro. Leonard Carpenter officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Little, Ron Radcliffe, John Jolley, Mike Brown, Brian Leech, Glen Marcum, Tim Whitworth, and Bubba Jones.
Burial will be 10:00AM, Tuesday, October 1st at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Ln, Nashville, TN 37221.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Friday, September 27th, from 1PM until the hour of service at 6:00PM.
Carl was born on March 13, 1970 in Connersville, Indiana to the late Carl W., Sr. and Henrietta Saylor Spurlock. He was retired from the United States Army with 21 years of service with the rank of 1st Sgt., and was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was currently employed at TransCor America in Nashville. He enjoyed youth sports and had served as a coach in PVYBA Panthers basketball, PVAA Dixie Youth Baseball and the Sycamore Knights football. He was a member of the Joelton First Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters, Melinda, Carlene, and Gail.
Carl is survived by his wife, Tracy Spurlock; sons, Kyle and Jarrett Spurlock; daughter, Hannah Spurlock; brother, J D (Diane) Saylor; parents-in-law, Clyde (Angie) Little and Verda (Leonard) Carpenter; special brother-in-law, Charlie Little; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the education fund of Carl’s three children. Please make checks payable to Tracy Spurlock and may be mailed in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433 www.austinandbell.com
Obituary for Alice Jones
Mary “Alice” Jones, age 73 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Sunday, September 22, 2019 at NHC HealthCare in Springfield.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Thursday, September 26th, at 12:00PM with Bro. Corey Minter officiating. Burial followed at 3:00PM in Charles Nickell Memorial Park Cemetery, 188 Sula Nickell St, Centerville TN, 37033 with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Thursday, September 26th, from 10AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.
Mrs. Jones was born on December 27, 1945 in Adams, Tennessee to the late Homer Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Mantlow Haley. She was a homemaker and loved to crochet, read, and watch football. She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph William Jones; son, Charles Haley; brothers, Bobby Mantlow, Homer Haley, Jr., David Haley, Charles Haley, and James Haley.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her sons, Richard (Michelle) Jones and John (Jennifer) Jones; sister, Nancy Lemmons; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Geraldine “Dine” Wims Porter, age 97, of Franklin, TN and formerly of Robertson County, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 27, 2019 at 11am at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Orlinda, TN. Visitation was held at the church on Friday from 9am until the hour of service at 11am.
Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Randall Wilson, Chris Wilson, Nash Legrand, IV, Woody Ellis, Bryce Massey, Matt Bayliss and Randall Wilson serving as pallbearers.
Mrs. Porter was born June 4, 1922 in Orlinda, TN to the late Thomas Jefferson and Winnie Davis Wims. She worked as a secretary for the Tennessee State Real Estate Office and was a member of the Donelson First Baptist Church for over 70 years. Always dressed to impress, “Dine” was an accomplished seamstress, a world traveler, a lover of fine china, and a collector of many things. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was charming, fun, and spunky. Her kindness and positive spirit radiated to everyone around her. She was cherished by everyone that knew her and she will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Porter is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Woodrow “W.J.” Porter, her daughter, Priscilla Annette Taylor and her son, Woodrow J. Porter, Jr.
Mrs. Porter is survived by her daughters, Patricia Ellis of Lakeland, FL and Pamela (Randall) Wilson of Chapel, TN; sister, Mary Sanders of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Carl Ellis, III, Patrick Ellis, Wendolyn Wilson, Randall Wilson, Christopher Wilson, Jennifer Wilson, Nash Legrand, IV, Melissa Legrand, Paige Taylor and Jessica Taylor; and 12 great-grandchildren.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.
Grace Vann Winn, age 79 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Friday, September 20, 2019 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.
Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Wednesday, September 25th, at 11:00AM with Pastor Brad Shockley officiating and her nephew Jacob Winn delivering the eulogy. Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Clarksville with family serving as pallbearers.
The family received friends at the funeral home, Tuesday, September 24th, from 4-8:00PM and again on Wednesday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.
Mrs. Winn was born on October 10, 1939 in Pleasant View, Tennessee to the late Leander and Mary Cofer Vann. She was a retired beautician and a member of the Pleasant View First Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers, L.J., Dean, and Earl Vann; sisters, Margaret Gilmore, Mary Lucy Dyce, and Shelby Ellis.
Mrs. Winn is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jimmy Winn; son, Vann (Susan) Winn; daughter, Pam Winn; sisters, Bernice Key and Willie Ann Moulton; grandchildren, Taylor (Andrew) Gilbert and Brad (Kristen) Winn; great-grandchildren, Walker, Savannah, and Caroline Gilbert; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant View First Baptist Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be sent in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.
Age 86 of Springfield passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at NHC in Springfield. He was born October 29, 1932 in Cedar Hill, TN to Duncan Samuel & Ruby Geneva Perry Moon. He worked as a tire builder for Pirelli Tire until his retirement. He proudly served his country in the USAF and was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Springfield. Mr. Moon loved coon hunting, poker playing and sports, especially being an avid fan of Vanderbilt Football and the Atlanta Braves.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 41 years, Patricia Ann Luke Moon; son, Rance Alen Moon; daughter, Diane Kay Moon. He is survived by sons, Randall B. Moon, McMinnville, TN; Ronald C. (Nona) Moon, Philippines and Steve C. (Dana) Moon, Cedar Hill, TN; daughters, Elaine (Steve) Glidewell, Greenbrier, TN and Talisha A. (Walid) Seraj, Corona, CA; step-daughters, Kim (Jon) Eddins, White House, TN and Camille LaBorg, Goodlettsville, TN; step-son, Mike (Theresa) LaBorg, Greenbrier, TN; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service was held Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Van McCormack officiating and with military honors. Visitation was held Sunday, September 22, 2019 12noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to Grace Baptist Church 3181 Walling Road Springfield, TN 37172. Inurnment was held Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 11am in Nashville National Cemetery.
Janice Faye Krisle Miller, age 72 of Springfield, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at The Waters of Springfield.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00pm on Saturday at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Bro. Randy Mullenix officiating. Burial followed in the Oakland Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at 2:00pm.
Janice was born September 23, 1946 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Ewing Jackson and Annie Beatrice Osborne Krisle. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother and was a member of the Oakland Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sisters, Marilyn Bagwell and Sue Cook.
Janice is survived by her son, Michael Reed of Greenbrier; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Trever Harris of Goodlettsville; brothers, Frank Krisle of Hendersonville, David Krisle of Lyles, Tennessee; sisters, Sara Ray of Trussville, Alabama and Sandra Reed of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; grandchildren, Caurtnie (Scott) Kreutz, Caleb Harris, Katelyn Harris; three great-grandchildren.
The family request donations be made to the Oakland Baptist Church.
Justina Redfern Randolph, age 59, of Greenbrier, died on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:00pm with Bro. William Birdwell officiating.
She was a homemaker and was born on October 2, 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Gerald Rubin and Virginia Lee Scharrer Redfern. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Candice Owens; grandson, Grayson Johnson.
Justina is survived by her husband, Tony Owens of Greenbrier; sons, Paul Jones II of Killeen, Texas, David Owens of Greenbrier; daughers, Jennifer (Adam) Cawthon of Portland, Tennessee, Cassandra (Jason) Kemper of Adolphus, Kentucky, and Courtney Jones of Greenbrier; brothers, Terry Redfern of Indianapolis, Indiana, Todd Redfern of Indianapolis, Indiana; sisters, Christina Stewart of Indianapolis, Indiana, Elizabeth Redfern of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Jaden, Logan, Justice, Jaikob, Jayla, Bryce, Samantha, Gabriel, William, Arianna, and Christian.
Billie “Joyce” Batts, age 82, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Monday, September 16th, 2019 at her home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 19th, at 1:00PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Dr. David Harrell officiating. Burial will follow at Stewart Family cemetery in Ashland City with Ricky Boyd, Robert Harris, Danny Young, Jason Dietsch, Eric Dietsch, and Danny Dietsch serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-8:00PM and again on Thursday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.
Mrs. Batts was born on December 17, 1936 in New Hope, Alabama to Vera Patterson Hayes and the late Robert Dewey Hayes. She was a homemaker and loved to square dance. She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Wayne Hayes; and her son-in-law, Ricky Dietsch.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, James Batts; daughters, Susan Dietsch and Madline Balthrop; brother, Robert (Denise) Hayes; grandchildren, Quenten (Brandy) Vanderford, Mandy (Seth) Vanderford, Jason, Eric, and Danny Dietsch; and six great-grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to any Hospice of one’s choice.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433
Obituary for James Steven “Steve” Dickson
James Steven “Steve” Dickson, age 66 of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at his residence.
The funeral service will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 18th at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenbrier with Rev. Donny Bryant and Rev. Gary Dillard officiating. The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, September 17th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home and 10am until the hour of service at Calvary Baptist. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery.
Steve was born in Nashville, TN on January 30, 1953 to the late Walter James “Jiggs” and Sarah Watkins Dickson.
He was retired from Dupont and enjoyed restoring old cars, bicycles and motorcycles. He was a very talented man with many gifts such as playing his banjo, guitar and fiddle. He also had a love for Lionel trains which he collected.
His greatest love was for his wife of 47 years, Dora Ann Skinner Dickson. He is also survived by bother, Eric Wayne (Tonya) Dickson of Greenbrier and a Sister, Linda Kaye (Daryl) Huff of Greenbrier.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Skinner, Eric Dickson, Cliff Cochran, David Huff, Dustin Dickson and Daniel Huff.
William Thomas “Tom” Clinard, Jr., age 78 of Springfield, TN passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
A Memorial Service will be held 12:00 pm Saturday, September 21st at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN with Brother Russ King officiating. The family will receive friends 9:00 am until the hour of service at the funeral home. Tom was born in Springfield, TN on December 14, 1940 to the late William Thomas, Sr. and Rosa Lee Massey Clinard.
He was a Realtor in the Real Estate business. He enjoyed fishing, mowing his lawn, gardening and camping.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jessie Baldwin Clinard; son, John Baptist (Shelia) Varallo of Mt. Juliet, TN; daughter, Karen Varallo of Whites Creek, TN; grandchildren, Tiffanie Pilcher, Charity Prater; great-grandchildren, Keeleigh Pilcher, Anthony Pilcher, Brantley Pilcher, Gabriella Prater, Leah Prater, Jacob Prater and Hannah Prater.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203.
Anthony Edwin Harvill, age 83, of Millen, GA, and recently Duluth, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Hendersonville, TN with family by his side.
Anthony was a loving father and grandfather. He was an outstanding business man who was good to people and gave back to the community. He was a proud Veteran of the US Air Force and retired from Nutone as Vice President.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Harvill; parents, Richard and Lamar Harvill; and sister, Rebecca Becton. He is survived by sons, Lance (Lisa) Harvill, and Kevin (Kay) Harvill; grandchildren, Madison, Ethan, and River Harvill; and sister, Martha Sue Wilson.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11am (ET) at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Millen, Georgia.
The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN. 615-822-4442.
Arrangements for James “Jimmy” Freeman
Viewing and visitation was held Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
The funeral followed at 1:00p.m. All at Greater South Baptist Church 2015 john L. Patterson St. Springfield, TN 37172.
Interment was at the Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
W.D. Crowder Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements
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