In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week September 27, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week September 27, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Sept. 21-27, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Reverend Frank D. Leavell 

Reverend Frank D. Leavell was born in Lafayette, KY on March 27, 1933 to the late Rueben and Pearly Leavell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Polly Iris Leavell, his son: Larry Donnell Leavell, and by seven brothers and four sisters. Frank was a kind, gentle giant who was affectionally known to all as “Big Daddy”. He never met a stranger and loved making people smile.

Frank did farm work and was later employed by Brick-O-Block in Nashville, Barber Pontiac and then went on to work at Payne Chevrolet from where he retired as a technician in 2007 with 28 years of service.

Frank united with Keysburg Baptist Church in Keysburg, KY where he was a faithful member and served as an usher, a choir member, and a Deacon. In 1981, the Lord elevated Frank from the Deacon Board into the ministry. He was ordained at Keysburg Baptist Church on February 7, 1982. He later affiliated with Bell’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and assisted Pastor R.S. Stevenson. After the death of Pastor Stevenson, Reverend Frank Leavell was called to pastor Bell’s Chapel on the fourth Sunday in July of 1982. He served for 37 years at Bell’s Chapel and retired in 2018 but went on to serve as Pastor Emeritus until his death.

On Friday September 25, 2020, our beloved “Big Daddy” answered God’s call to come home for his eternal rest. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, four children: Frances Johnson, James (Fonzette) Leavell, Duncan (Annette) Leavell, and Karlen (Cleo) Johnson, his sister: Beatrice Davis of Lafayette, KY, 12 grandchildren: Tetric Johnson, Tameka Dotson, Eric Leavell, Jessica Lewis, Jeramie Leavell, Jasmine Cole, LsShonda Johnson, DeShawn Cole, Brandi Leavell, Chelsea Leavell, Kyndall Smith, and Krystan Mixon, devoted great grandchild: Kierra Leavell, 22 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, brothers and sisters in love: William (Kay) Johnson, Grady (Cerneal) Johnson, Delmus (JaTanya) Johnson, Bessie Leavell, Mattie Henderson, Lovie Johnson, Katie Majors, and Myrna Wilcox, special caregivers: Kisha “Tisha” Sneed, Jermaine Johnson, and DeLinda Bell, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

floral squareThe family will receive friends on Wednesday September 30th from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Beige Room of the Robertson County Funeral Home. There will be a private family funeral service conducted followed with burial in the Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Cedar Hill.

The family ask that everyone please wear mask and practice social distancing during the time of visitation for the public.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Joseph Wayne “Joe” Sircy

Joseph Wayne “Joe” Sircy, 77, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday September 25, 2020 at his home.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday September 28th at 1:00 p.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY with John Fox, Bubba Davenport, Johnny Crabtree, Burton Glover, Raymond Hooper, and Melvin Baldwin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Stubblefield and Wayne Jones. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon at the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Joe was born December 21, 1942 in Schochoh, KY to the late William Cordell and Vinie Irene Swallows Sircy. He owned and operated Sircy’s Muffler and Radiator in Springfield for many years. Joe was a member of the New Chapel Men’s Club and the Larry’s Restaurant Round Table. He loved Kentucky Basketball, Nascar, restoring old cars, and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Joann Pitts, Jimmy, Leonard, and Jerry Sircy.

floral squareJoe is survived by his wife of 25 years: Donna Gower Sircy of Springfield, by his son and daughter-in-law: Joey and Melissa Sircy of Springfield, by his daughter and son-in-law: Michelle and Nicky Gregory of Greenbrier, by his stepson: Ty Austin of Nashville, by his stepdaughters: Kenna (Tommy) Hallman of Springfield, Ashley Austin (Alan) of Springfield, and by his grandchildren: Hailey Hallman, Madison Hallman, and Brianna Austin.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the New Chapel Men’s Club or Springfield First United Methodist Church

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Clarence Byrge “C.B.” Hoskins, Sr.

Clarence Byrge “C.B.” Hoskins, Sr., 82, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday September 24, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday September 30th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Stephen Childers officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Aaron Dragoo, Justin Dragoo, John Bartlett, Alva Boyd, Dennis Pursley, Jonathon Watson, Tanner Pursley, and Matt Watson serving as pallbearers.. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. A Masonic Service will be conducted Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Hoskins was born June 9, 1938 in Hazard, KY to the late Dewey and Margaret Reba Byrge Hoskins, Sr. He was a retired machinist from Ford Motor and worked maintenance at Southfield Apartments for 20 years. Mr. Hoskins was a member of Oakland Baptist Church, the Greenbrier Masonic Lodge, and the Eastern Star Lodge 469. He enjoyed hunting, watching westerns, and playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Sharon Ann Camery, his stepdaughter: Deborah Ann Bartlett, and by his siblings: Roy, Seldon, Fred, and Dewey Hoskins, Jr. Mr. Hoskins is survived by his wife of 42 years: Ruth Greer Hoskins of floral squareSpringfield, by his son: Clarence B. Hoskins, Jr. of Ohio, by his daughters: Teresa Jane Boyd, Vicy Reba Watson, Glenna Sue Hoskins all of Ohio, Tina Kay Hoskins of Texas, by his step-sons: Dennis Pursley and Alva Harrison Boyd, Jr., by his brothers: Dean, Leon, Dayton, and Denver Hoskins all of Kentucky, Sonny Hoskins of Florida, by his sister: Dorothy Campbell of Ohio, by 21 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, and by many great, great great, and great great great grandchildren.

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Obituary for Alice Jean Gardner

Alice Jean Gardner was born May 25, 1939 in Bluefield, West Virginia. She was called home to be with the Lord on September 21, 2020 from NHC Healthcare in Springfield, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by mother, Mary Love, father Booker T. Love, spouse Robert Gardner, Sr., brother(s) Tony Love, Jimmy Love, Walter Love, Booker T. Love II.

She was married to the late Robert Aaron Gardner, Sr. To this union four children were born, Michael Anthony, Robin Alicia, Robert Aaron, Jr., and Alfred Daniel.

Alice attended and graduated Bransford High School. She spent most of her career as a housekeeper, caregiver, and volunteer. She was a devoted wife and loving mother to her family.

She was a devoted member of the City of Faith Church (formerly Greater Faith Apostolic Church) of Springfield, TN, Grace Apostolic Church, and Greater Christ Temple Apostolic Church, both of Nashville, Tennessee. At Greater Faith Alice served on the Missionary Auxiliary, Nursing Ministry, Senior Choir, and various other capacities.

Alice is best known for her cheerful smile, playful attitude, and overall happy demeanor. She loved to laugh, sing, and has always enjoyed life and being around her family and her church family. Alice was devoted to her faith and prayed constantly for her family, church, and community.

floral squareAlice leaves to cherish her memory two siblings, Irene Martha (George) McClain, Blondell Cleo (Roy) Moore; four children, Michael Anthony (Kumiko) Gardner, Robin Alicia Stover, Robert Aaron (Peggy) Gardner, Alfred Daniel Gardner; ten grandchildren, Amber Gardner, Tiffany (Emmanuel) Ige, Kayla Gardner, Nathaniel Gardner, Nicholas Gardner, Mia Gardner, Kamil Gardner, Jeremy Jackson, Bethany Jackson (Keith) Robinson, Hailey Gardner; six great -grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral Service was Friday, September 25, 2020 at City of Faith Church with Pastor Robert Gardner, Jr, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Paul Wayne Riggins

Paul Wayne Riggins, 52, of Goodlettsville, passed away on Tuesday September 22, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center.

Memorial services will be conducted Sunday October 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday October 4th from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Paul was born December 20, 1967 in Birmingham, AL. He loved camping, singing, bon fires, and anything that was outdoors. The highlight of his life was watching his sons play sports. Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Paul is survived by his sons: Levi Wayne and Dylan Dakota Riggins both of Goodlettsville, by his mother and step-father: Linda and Ervin Brown of Springfield, by his father: Allen Riggins of floral squareGoodlettsville, by his girlfriend: Donna Wood of Murfreesboro, by his brothers and sisters-in-law: Jeffrey Allen Riggins of Springfield, James Randall “Randy” and Susie Riggins of Murfreesboro, and David Duane and Amy Riggins of Pleasant Shade.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made payable to Linda Brown for the Levi and Dylan Riggins memorial fund and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Suellen Ann Van Ooteghem

Suellen Ann Van Ooteghem, age 78 of Springfield, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at her home.

Her remains are to be cremated and the family will hold a celebration of life on October 3, 2020 in Roswell, GA. Her cremains will be buried in Georgia.

Ms. Van Ooteghem was born October 2, 1941 in Detroit, MI to the late Hugh and Helen Horvat Van Ooteghem. She had obtained her PHD and was a research scientist. She developed procedures dealing with nuclear waste, did research on psycho tropic drugs, and studied degenerative brain disorders using mice. She also did research on hydrogeneration using microbe organisms gathered from hydrothermal vents from the bottom of the ocean. She was always keeping busy doing oil painting, gardening, sewing, and reupholstering. To see an article on her work go to https://www.the-scientist.com/research/biologically-derived-hydrogen–future-fuel-51755

She is survived by her sons, Mark Olson and wife, Tammie, of Roswell, GA and Duane Olson and wife, Brenda, of Covington, GA; daughters, Sari Lawrence and husband, Randy, of Springfield and Corrie Wilson and husband, Rick, of Acworth, GA; brothers, Steven Van Ooteghem and wife, Suzanne, of Arizona and Hugh Van floral squareOoteghem and wife, Peggy of Dearborn, MI; sisters, Katherine Jex and husband, Fred, Camille Van Ooteghem, and Ellen Mitchell and husband, Dave, all of Michigan; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

Ms. Van Ooteghgem was technically deaf which was a defining disability in her life. The family request, in leiu of flowers for donations to be made to The American Society for Deaf Children.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Kimberly “Renee” Ferry Cox

Age 54 of White House passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center. She was born October 30, 1965 in Knoxville, TN to Richard & Linda Bunch Ferry. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of Northridge Church. She was an avid photographer and enjoyed spending time with her grandson.

She is preceded in death by her father, Richard Ferry; brother, Randy Ferry; sister, Cindy Ferry. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Rodney Cox; son, Justin Cox, both of White House, TN; floral squaredaughter, Erin Cox, Warnersville, IL; mother, Linda Ferry; sister, Diana Rader, both of Knoxville, TN; 1 grandson, Grayson.

There are no services or visitation planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests contributions be made to Austin & Bell to help them with funeral expenses.

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

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Obituary for EH Meeker

Age 92 of Cross Plains went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home. He was born April 7, 1928 in Affton, MO to Edwin Harry & Anna Schmidt Meeker. He worked as an airplane mechanic for El Toro Marine Base until his retirement. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and he attended Big Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Mark Edwin Meeker; 3 brothers, Gerald Meeker, Verlyn Meeker and Jack Meeker; step-son, Jesse Jay Perry. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Charlotta Meeker, Cross Plains, TN; son, Jack (Maddie) Meeker, Orange, CA; daughter-in-law, Annette Perry, Auxuasse, MO; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 3pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Doyle Hurst officiating. Interment will be Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:30pm at Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery in Pegram, TN with military honors. Visitation is planned for Thursday, October 1, 2020 11am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Jimmy Barnett

James “Jimmy” Barnett, Sr., age 83, of Pleasant View, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020.

He was the son of the late Nathan and Edna Earl Barnett.

Survived by wife of 66 years, Faye Barnett; sons James (Tina) of Old Hickory, and Jason (Jennifer) of Chapmansboro; daughter, Julie Dowlen (Barry) of Kerrville, TX; and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Barnett retired from the Tennessee Highway Department after 42 years of service. He was a Mason, and a member of Brewers Chapel United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00PM on Tuesday, September 29th at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Pastor Penny Stratton officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 4:00-7:00PM Monday, September 28th, and again on Tuesday beginning at 12:00 noon until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Burial will follow in the Brewers Chapel UMC Cemetery with Reed Barnett, Logan Barnett, Taylor Dowlen, Travis Dowlen, Wayne Shearon, and Kevin Shearon serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Pruitt, Phil Holt, Gilford Walker, and Ben Shearron.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Brewers Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4965 Thomasville Road, Chapmansboro, TN 37035.

“Don’t be sad because I’m gone, be happy because I lived. I have had a wonderful life.”

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

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Obituary for Charles Mario Payne

Charles Mario Payne was born February 19, 1976 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Charles Richard Payne and Marilyn Dowlen-Payne. He departed this journey Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
He professed a hope in Christ at an early age at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Ben A. Dillard where he served on the Usher Board.

He was employed by Cash Supply where he was a driver for twenty-plus years, until his health began to fail. He had a great love of being a truck driver. There were many times throughout his illness that he would state how he would love to return to his work.

Outside of work, he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his nephews, Brian, Demetrius and DaVion. They had movie night where they would have their traditional cheese fries. Mario enjoyed going to their games, throwing football and baseballs in the yard, having nerf gun wars and many other fun activities. Even though he floral squareloved them all, there was no greater joy than to spend time with his “Bubbles (DaVion).” Many times they would walk up and down the street. They would even have a special song they made up as they walked. No matter where they went, people knew that DaVion was his uncles “Bubbles.” Even throughout his illness he always made an effort to spend time with his nephews. He also loved listening to music, especially anything by Al Green.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Richard Payne and his grandparents.

Those he leaves to cherish his precious memories are: son, Martavias Chatman of Spanish Fort, AL; five step-children, whom he raised and loved as his own. They called him “Pops”: Roneisha Hyde, Marcus Hyde, Sierra Hyde, Don Taylor and Quinton Taylor; loving mother, Marilyn Dowlen-Payne; loving and devoted sister, Clarissa “Sissy” (Brian) Jennings; nephews, Brian, Diametrius, and DaVion “Bubbles” Jennings; uncles, Henry Payne, Leonard Payne, Harry Payne, Larry Payne, Elmer Payne, and Arneal Payne; devoted uncle, WT Dowlen; aunts, Mattie Rome, Angela Burr, Barbara Ann Burr, Mary Payne and Frances Payne; special childhood friend, Tyrone Hudson; loving cousin, Jeff Payne; and a host of cousins, other family and friends.

Viewing and Viewing was held Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Funeral Services were Thursday, September 24, 2020 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Lonnie West, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Wanda “Gay” Spain

Wanda “Gay” Spain, age 81 of Greenbrier passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at her residence.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, September 28, 2020 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. Burial will be in Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Gay was born in Nashville on February 2, 1939 to the late Collis O. and Viola Clenney Stanfill. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chad Spain.

She was a homemaker and a member of Lights Chapel Baptist Church. She loved family, cooking, crocheting, making baby blankets and taking care of her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James D. Spain of Greenbrier; children, Frank (Joy) Spain of Greenbrier, Penny Spain of Joelton, Jimmie (Ruthie) Spain of Greenbrier, Greg (Stephanie) Spain of Greenbrier; stepdaughter, Frances Carlene Veigle of Kalisvell, CO; brother, Larry (Linda) Stanfill of Nashville; sister, Jo floral squareBrumley of Ashland City; grandchildren,j Mathew Spain, Shelby (Nick) Keith, Mallory Spain, Emery Spain and great-grandchild, Noah Spain.Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lights Chapel Baby Blanket Fund.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Jodel Wernsman

Jodel Kae Wernsman passed away Sept. 26th, 2020 in White House, Tennessee. Jodi was born September 1, 1961 in Enid, Oklahoma to Henrietta (Kain) and Harold Wernsman. The family moved to Sidney, Nebraska where Jodi attended elementary school and graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1979. Jodi attended Kearney State College for one semester. In 1982, Jodi moved to Nashville, Tennessee. She worked for the American Red Cross as a phlebotomist for 18 years. On October 12, 1993, Allyson Marie Williams blessed Jodi with the role of mother. Jodi loved being Ally’s mom. Nothing gave her more joy than seeing her daughter grow into a wonderful young lady. In 2001, Jodi and Ally moved to Sidney, Nebraska after the death of Jodi’s mother. Jodi graduated with her Associates Degree in Health Occupations at Western Nebraska Community College and obtained her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree. While at WNCC she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, received the 2003 Outstanding Student for Health Occupations Award and the Gina Buttle Achievement Award. While living in Nebraska, Aunt Jodel helped nurture and raise her niece Whitni, and nephews Austin, Tanner, Ryan and Brenan along with her daughter Allyson. Many family dinners, trips and great times were had during this time. In the summer of 2003, Jodi and Ally moved back to Nashville where Jodi worked at numerous nursing facilities during her nursing career. Throughout her years in nursing, she gave compassion and excellent care to all of her patients. Her last position was at the Sumner County Jail Facility in Gallatin, Tennessee. She considered her coworkers as friends. Ill health forced her to retire from nursing in 2013. Many times during these difficult years, Ally and her partner Derrin were there to help however they could. Jodi enjoyed knitting, was an avid reader and loved visiting with friends and family. On March 5th, 2020, Jodi became Nana to her granddaughter Kaisley Kae Hall. Kaisley brought much joy and love to Jodi’s life. There was no greater joy for Jodi then to spend time playing with sweet Kaisley. Jodi had a funny sense of humor and great laugh. She was kind and loving to all she met and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Proceeding her in death are her parents Harold & Henrietta Wersnman, Grandparents Barney & Anne Wernsman, Fred & Elizabeth Kain, Sister-in-law Dena Wernsman, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Left to honor her memory are her daughter Allyson Marie Williams, (Derrin Hall) granddaughter Kaisley Kae Hall, Hendersonville, Tennessee, brother Jeff Wernsman (Tina) Arapahoe, Nebraska, sister Judi Roach (Gary) Guide Rock, Nebraska, niece Whitni Rust (Adam) nephews; Austin and Tanner Wernsman, Ryan & Brenan Roach, three great nieces, two great nephews, extended family and friends along with her friend/sister of many years; Terri Johnson Adams and her husband Jackie.

floral squareFollowing Jodi’s wishes, cremation has occurred. Burial services will be held in Sidney, Ne at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family and sent to Jeff Wernsman, 1212 Locust Street Arapahoe, Ne 68922.

Memorial to be held Friday Oct. 2nd at 10am at
Connell Memorial United Methodists Church 113 Church St.
Gooodletsville, Tenn. Covid restructions apply, Masks required.

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

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Obituary for Nathaniel Babb

Nathaniel Hawthorne Babb, 86, was born in Orlinda, Tennessee on April 25, 1934 to the late Vera and Warner Babb.

He was educated in the Robertson County school system.

He was united in holy marriage to the late Dorothy Sue Babb for over 60 years, and they remained together until her death.
He loved God, and Gods people. He served as a Deacon and Treasurer at Greater South Baptist Church for many years until his health stopped him from serving as he wanted.

Nathaniel was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In his civilian career he was a faithful and loyal employee for several local businesses, Vernons, Big K and retired from Malone and Hyde as a service manager.

floral squareHe leaves to cherish his memory, two devoted daughters; Shirley Faye Crocker, and Tanya Green; a devoted son, Harvey Servilto Babbs; a devoted daughter-in-law, Jo Anne Babbs; devoted nieces, Sandra Washington, Donna Hailey; and host of grandchildren and great grandchildren and loving family members.

Memorial Service was Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home.

W. D. Crowder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for William Armstrong

William Fizer Armstrong, age 97, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Bob Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 4-8pm and again on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 11am.

Mr. Armstrong was born December 21, 1922 in Springfield to the late Joseph Martin and Lovie Mae Savage Armstrong. He was a farmer, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. He loved his family, farming, camping and being outdoors.

In addition to his parents Mr. Armstrong is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Clark Armstrong, his sister, Sarah Woods, and his brother, James Savage Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong is survived by his floral squaredaughters and their husbands, Theresa and Larry Adams of Springfield and Donna and Joe MacLeod of Cedar Hill; grandchildren, Amy and husband Darrell Boyles, Logan Adams, Taylor MacLeod and Peyton MacLeod; and great-grandchildren, Sidder Boyles and Tuff Boyles, and Levi Adams.

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

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Obituary for Richard Alan Norman

Richard Alan Norman, 66, passed away September 23 at his home in Las Vegas.

Preceded in death by his parents, Alan and Margaret Norman; borther, Kenneth. Survived by brother, Alton; sisters Carolyn Vester, Glenola (Van) Maxwwell and Margie (Tony) Roberts. He is survived by children Sheina Hall, April Dodd, Rebekah Freguson, floral squareJeremy Norman, Ricardo Norman and Rachelle Norman and grandchildren Ashley Marie Dodd, Edward Lee Dodd, Genevieve Hall, Keldryck Hall and Jaidyn Ferguson.

No services are planned at this time.

This obituary is courtesy of Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, TN 37146.

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Obituary for Joe Claud

Joe Thomas Claud, age 88 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services were held at Clarksville Highway Church of Christ in Joelton at 11:30am on Friday, September 25th, with Bro. Greg Smith officiating.

Livestreaming of the funeral service will be available at www.clarksvillehwychurch.com, www.gospelchariot.church, and on Facebook page of Clarksville Highway Church of Christ.

Burial followed in Joelton Hill Memory Gardens with Sam Shrewsbury, Cody Harris, Doug Breece, Terry Pendergrass, Matthew Skelton, Michael Hampton, Don Pendergrass, and Ethan Skelton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Arms, Kelly Kilgore, Carl Chambliss, Mitchell Pozezinski and the elders at Clarksville Highway Church of Christ.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View from 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Thursday, September 24, and again on Friday at Clarksville Highway Church of Christ, from 10AM until the time of service at 11:30AM.

Mr. Claud was born on May 6, 1932 in Only, Tennessee to the late Tom & Lee Claud. He owned and operated Joe Claud Electric Heating & Air. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Clarksville Highway Church of Christ where he was one of the first Elders and continued in that position for many years. He also served for 18 years on the Board of Directors for the Happy Hills Boys Ranch.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 68 years, Peggy Claud; sons, Duane (Jan) Claud, Travis (Cynthia) Claud, and Reggie (Jackie) Claud; brother, Dorris (Marjorie) Claud; grandchildren, Regina (Michael) Hampton, Holly (Sam) Shrewsbury, Moriah Claud, Libby (Cody) Harris, Kathryn (Orval) Chesnut, Drew Claud, Alex Claud, and Venisa Renfro; and 8 great-grandchildren.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Clarksville Highway Church of Christ Building Fund.

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

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Obituary for Harvey Jinnett, Jr.

Henry “Harvey” Jinnett, Jr., age 79 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Monday, September 21, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11 o’ clock am on Wednesday, September 23rd, with Bro. Rick Walsh officiating. Burial followed in Mallory’s Cemetery with Randy Reeder, Tim Binkley, Maga Sega, Jason Hatter, Randy Hester and Greg Jinnett serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Tuesday, September 22, and again on Wednesday, from 10AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mr. Jinnett was born on June 11, 1941, in Thomasville, Tennessee to the late Henry Harvey and Martha G. Albright Jinnett, Sr. He loved to fish, buy lottery tickets, and especially loved his grandkids. Mr. Jinnett was very outgoing and never met a stranger.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Paulette Woodard Jinnett, Jr.

He is survived by his son, Greg (Rose) Jinnett; daughter, Deanna Jinnett; and grandchildren, Amalee and Regina Jinnett.

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

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Obituary for William Eugene Clark

William Eugene Clark age 84 of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Tri Star Hendersonville Medical Center. Mr. Clark was an avid Michigan Wolverine fan and enjoyed hunting and playing pool. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and always a family first kind of person.

Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Gertrude Clark; and a sister, Verta MacDonald.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara Clark; son, William Clark, Jr.; daughters, Cathy (Robert) Cantrell, Donna Stofer, Maryl (Richard) Jones, Elizabeth (Thomas) Parham, and Jenny Clark; a brother, Ronald Clark; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

The family is tentatively planning to have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service during the week of Thanksgiving.

The family is requesting memorial contributions to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601;

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Wanda Diane Guy

Wanda Diane Guy, age 74 of Greenbrier, died Saturday, September 19, 2020 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. H.E. Carden officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday from 11 AM until the hour of service.

Mrs. Guy was born August 30, 1946 in Monticello, AR to the late Leon N. and Martha D. Ellis Ray. She was a member of Bellshire Church of God of Prophecy. She was a wife, mother, teacher, minister, and servant to all that came to know her, She and her husband, Jerry, spent many years doing mission work.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband, Jerry Lee Guy of Greenbrier; son, Jonathan Lee Guy of Sydney, Australia; daughter, Heather Diane Drake of Modesto, CA; brother, Danny Ray of Missouri; sister, Sandy Foreman of Tullahoma, CA; and grandchildren, Jimmie Drake, Sydney Drake, and Ashley Drake.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions be made to Bellshire Church of God of Prophecy. All donations may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Eddie Westly Wells

Eddie Westly Wells, of Springfield, was born March 5, 1934 to the late Booker T. and Beatrice Young Wells. Born and raised in Adams. Later in life in attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church and then also attended St. James Missionary Baptist Church. Eddie was employed and well known in the Robertson County community. He drove a school bus for the Robertson County Board of Education for 41+ years. Eddie went on to God on Wednesday September 16, 2020 at North Crest Health, at the age of 86.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister: Elizabeth Farmer, by his brother: James Wells, and by his nephew: Jermaine Coney. Eddie is survived by his wife: Patricia Wells of Springfield, by his son: Marcus Johnson of Hermitage, by his floral squaredaughters: Jonisha Wells of Springfield and Nicole Patterson of Guthrie, KY, by 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other family members.

On behalf of the Wells family, we would like to thank everyone for the calls, texts, prayers. We ask that you continue to keep us in your prayers. Thank you to all family and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a future date.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for James Edwin Stewart

Age 74 of Cottontown went home to be with the Lord Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born February 12, 1946 to James Squire & Genevieve Jasinski Stewart in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked, until his retirement, as a 4th and 5th grade teacher for 37 years for Whitman Elementary School in Washington Township, New Jersey. He loved teaching and he loved the children. He enjoyed cooking, woodworking, gardening and working on cars. Mr. Stewart was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and AWANA assistant. He was a devout Christian man and a faithful servant of the Lord. His own grandchildren were blessed to have such an amazing grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Jennifer Stewart. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Debra Stewart, Cottontown, TN; son, Andrew (Melissa) Stewart, Maple Shade, New Jersey; daughter, Jaclyn (Joseph) Snyder, Springfield, Tennessee; 7 floral squaregrandchildren, Genevieve, Matthias, Evlana, Emma, Elizabeth, Cyrus and Rebecca.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held Friday, September 25, 2020 at 6pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Pastor Joshua Culver officiating. A Celebration dinner was served immediately following the service.

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

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Obituary for Tracey Lynn Podany

Age 46 of Hendersonville passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 in Nashville, TN. She was born August 6, 1974 in Madison, TN to Danny & Peggy Farmer Fuqua. She previously worked as a registered nurse for Skyline Medical Center and for NHC in Hendersonville.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Farmer Fuqua. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Ryan Podany; son Taylor (Saige Navarro) Podany; daughters, Ashlee (Chance Hartley) Podany, all of Portland, TN and Alyssa (Jett Frost) Podany, Hendersonville, TN; father, Danny Fuqua; brother, Todd Fuqua, both of Hendersonville, TN; mother-in-law, Lynn Podany, NE; sister-in-law, Lisa (Stephen) Wright, Bethpage, TN; 3 grandchildren, Jackson, Liam and Westin.

floral squareFuneral service was held Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Robert Fleming officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Thursday, September 24, 2020 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Peggy Rowland

Peggy Jean Rowland, age 92 of Adams, Tennessee, died Friday, September 18, 2020 at her residence.

The family will have a private memorial service with Bro. Michael Spitzer officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View from 1:00-3:00PM Sunday, September 27th.

Mrs. Rowland was born on July 8, 1928, in Bakersfield, California to the late Justin and Lena Delfino Chevalier. She had over forty years in the field of education in Kern County, California. She retired and became an entrepreneur with her husband. She then moved to Robertson County, Tennessee where her and her husband settled in to farm life. Mrs. Rowland embraced the volunteer, “spirit” by volunteering at NorthCrest Medical Center as a “Pink Lady”. She was also a volunteer for Cedar Hill FCE, and many other agricultural organizations in Robertson County. Even in her nineties she embraced any opportunity to teach children about God through AWANA, Good News Club, and B.S.F. (Bible Study Fellowship). She attended St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jim Rowland; son, Jimmy Rowland; granddaughters Sarah Rask, and Joanna Knobloch; son-in-law, Danny Robey; and great-grandson, Caleb Johnson.

She is survived by her daughters, Pamela (Steven) Rask, and Michelle Rowland Robey; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

floral squareIn lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NorthCrest Foundation, Cedar Hill FCE Scholarship Fund, or the Robertson County 4-H.

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

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Obituary for Phyllis Elaine Holt

Phyllis Elaine Holt, age 83 of Hendersonville, passed away Thursday morning September 17, 2020. She was born October 25, 1936 in Greenville, Mississippi to the late William Horace and Trudie Mae Eubank. Ms. Holt worked as a secretary at the Bordeaux Hospital in Nashville. She was a strong and loving mother and grandmother.

Besides her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her sisters, Becky Dutton and Billie Windrath. She is survived by a daughter, Debbie (Sam) Dixon; son, Chester (Glenda) Dixon; grandchildren, Christopher Dickens, Sarah Beth Bragg, Daniel Dixon, Matthew Dixon, Kathy (Joe) Segura, Mark (Emily) Bragg, Peyton (Bailee) floral squareSegura, Jacob Segura, Brendon Segura, Kayla Romero, Abby Bragg, Sydney Bragg and Kylie Bragg; great-grandchildren, Eleanor Vicino and Jedi Romero.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

The family request no flowers but that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital for Cancer Research.

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

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Obituary for Bobby Murphey Couts

Bobby Murphey Couts, age 75 of Whites Creek, Tennessee, died Thursday, September 17, 2020 at his home.

He was born on March 30, 1945 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Joe Clinton and Julia Bell Murphey Couts, Jr. Bobby was born again June 17, 1956 and dedicated his life to the Lords work. He served as a missionary with the International Mission Board, SBC as an evangelist and church planter in Benin, West Africa for 35 years. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church and Springfield Baptist Church was his home Church.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant brother, Joe Clinton Couts, III.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Rebekah “Becky” Jan Haltom Couts of Whites Creek; sons, Joshua John Couts and Rocco Daniel Dominic Couts; brothers, Gary Edward (Dottie) Couts and William “Bill” Porter (Sandra) Couts; sisters, Marilyn (Ken) Lee, Carolyn (Larry) Mitchell, and Joanne (Terry) Eden.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3:00pm on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Springfield Baptist Church with Brother Ken Castleberry officiating. Burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with Brother Jerry Heflin conducting the committal service. Josh Couts, Rocco Couts, Murphey Couts, Jack Couts, Todd Walker, Matthew Couts, Terry Eden, and Larry Mitchell served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Couts, Ken Lee, Sam Haltom, Ron Hollifield, Rocky Monda, Ken Williams, Clint Eden and Rick Barkley.

floral squareVisitation was held on at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, TN on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 4-8pm and again on Sunday at the church from 2pm until the hour of service at 3pm.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the International Missions Board, SBC. All donations may be sent in care of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home.

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

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Obituary for Tommy Willocks

Tommy “Charlie” Joe Willocks, age 84 of Hendersonville, Tennessee, died Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Hendersonville Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View, Tennessee at 2 o’clock pm, Monday, September 21st with Bro. Gene Brown officiating. Burial followed at EverRest of Cheatham with Grant Fugate, Jack Tomasino, John Colville, Remy Willocks, Bill Peter, Rich Hood, and Keith Willocks serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home in Pleasant View, Monday, from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Willocks was born on October 2, 1935 in Maryville, Tennessee to the late Robert Willocks and Myrtle Henderson Porter. He was retired as an engineer for TDOT and was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a Christian.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Willocks.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 30 years, Dianne Stroud Willocks; son, Keith (Kristin) Willocks; daughter, Joetta Colville; brother, Lynn (Phyllis) Willocks; sister-in-law, Cathy Willocks; grandchildren, John Colville, Jillian Colville, Remy Willocks, Grant Fugate, Finley Willocks, Jack Tomasino, Marisol Willocks.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

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Obituary for Goldie Marie Nicholson

Age 81 of White House passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Residence of Alive Hospice. She was born August 14, 1939 in Nashville, TN to Owen & Sarah Coleman Ferguson. She worked for 35+ years as a manager for Kroger and also ran the Stop 30 Restaurant in White House for 10 years. She was a member of Portland Road Church of Christ, enjoyed going to yard sales and shopping at junk stores and gambling. More than anything else, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy “Mac” McCormack, White House, TN; sons, Richard D. Nicholson, Cottontown, TN and Guy Michael Nicholson, Hendersonville, TN; daughters, Kathy Nicholson, Cottontown, TN and Billie (Ray) Hampton, Goodlettsville, TN; brother, Owen William Ferguson, Nashville, TN; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was held 1pm Friday, September 18, 2020 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Dennis Wallace officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville at 3pm with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Thursday, September 17, 2020 4-8pm and Friday, September 18, 2020 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Martha Moses

Martha Lucille Moses, age 68, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 1:30pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Merle Wix officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Ray Bowen, Daniel Pitt, Randy Wright, Bubba Wilson, Chipper Wix and Tony Wilson serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 4-8pm and again on Saturday from 10am until the hour of service at 1:30pm.

Mrs. Moses was born March 25, 1952 in Springfield to the late Clemons B. and Ida Bell Hutchinson Wilson. She was a homemaker. In her younger days she loved to dance and later in life she collected rings. She loved her entire family, especially her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Moses is preceded in death by her sisters, Peggy Sue Abney and Linda Faye Nolan. She is survived by her husband, John Moses of Springfield; sons, Ray Bowen and Jeff Bowen, both of Springfield; daughter, Tracy (Randall) Duffer of Franklin, KY; brothers, Clemons “Bubba” Wilson of Cedar Hill and floral squareTony Wilson of Adairville; sisters, Katie (Jim) Yuki of Radcliff, KY, Vicky Hayes of Springfield, and Patricia Rust and Lisa (Merle) Wix, both of Russellville; grandchildren, Brandon Pitt, Kayla Pitt, Megan Pitt, Gavin Bowen and Allanna Bowen; and great-grandchildren, Matthew Carver, Bryson Pitt, Daelan Pitt, Brooklyn Pitt and Brayden Pitt.

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

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Obituary for Clyde Balthrop

Clyde Edward Balthrop, age 86 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Monday, September 14, 2020 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2 o’ clock pm on Wednesday, September 16th, with Bro. Billy Ellis officiating. Burial followed in Heads Cemetery in Cedar Hill with Rob Ellis, Clay Balthrop, Keith Gupton, Ben Head, Ron Balthrop, Preston Murphey, Randy Balthrop, and Stephen Head serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Tuesday, September 15th, and again on Wednesday, beginning at 12PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Balthrop was born on May 17, 1934, in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Elbert and Martha Morris Balthrop. He was a retired soil analyst for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He coached girls softball and girls basketball for many years in Pleasant View. Mr. Balthrop served in the United States Army and was a long-time member of the Heads Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Burton, R.W., Doris, J.B., Ray, and Howard Balthrop; and sisters, Dorothy Hudgens & Frances Head.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dimple Balthrop; son, Rodney Balthrop; daughter, Cindy (David) Blades; brother, Frank (Nellie Jo) Balthrop; sisters, Dimple Gupton, Bonnie Moore, and Faye (Jimmy) Murphy; grandchildren, Samuel (Courtney) Blades, floral squareAutumn (Akelam) Romain, Catherine Blades, Nathan Blades, and Diego Lanius; and many nieces & nephews.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Heads Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 2792 Heads Church Road, Cedar Hill, TN 37032.

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

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