In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week September 6, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week September 6, 2020

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2020

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Patricia Lynn Goostree Austin

Heaven gained a loving soul. It is with the deepest regrets that we inform you that our mother and grandmother, Patricia Lynn Goostree Austin, 73, passed away on Sunday September 6, 2020 surrounded by her three children and eldest granddaughter. She formerly resided in Franklin, KY and in 2015 she relocated to become a resident of Hawthorn Glen Senior Living Campus in Middletown, OH.

Patricia was born at home, in Robertson County, on September 29, 1946 to the late Delmore and Nell Edison Goostree. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Joyce Ann Jernigan, Kay Goostree Stoope, and by her brother, Phillip Hendley Goostree.

Patricia graduated from East Robertson High School in 1964 where she played half-court basketball and was a cheerleader. As a young lady, she was first runner up in the Robertson County Dairy Princess contest. Her response that milk was fattening may have cost her the win. Throughout her life, she worked at several financial banks. She was cheerful, spunky, loving, and sometimes (unadmittedly) stubborn. She loved when her family was all gathered together. Let us not forget her passion to collect antiques and books. She loved butterflies, cats, and peony flowers. She had a great love for music, and it was a joy for her to sing. She was a young farm girl who grew up into a simple woman with so much love in her heart. Patricia seemed to only hurry when it was time to get to church, as she loved the Lord. We are blessed by the impact she had on our lives. We thank God for the forgiveness of our sins and the promise of eternal life. While we may forever mourn her loss, we take joy knowing in full confidence that she was received at heaven’s gates.

Patricia is survived by her former husband Joe Austin of Franklin KY; her daughters: Stephanie Jenkins of Bentonville, Arkansas and Audrey Austin of Franklin, KY, by her son: Stephen Austin and wife Christine of West Chester, OH, by her brother and sister-in-law: Jeff and Jonna Goostree of Cross Plains, by her sister and brother-in-law: Dianne and Ronald Baker of Cross Plains, by her grandchildren: Ashley Renner and husband Brandon, Kelsey Jenkins and fiancé Garren Arthur, Erik Austin, Delaney Austin, Logan York, Preston Blake, Cody Blake, Jasmine Blake, and Justice Flora, and by 3 great grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral services will be conducted Saturday September 12th at 12 noon at the Milldale Chapel. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Milldale Chapel.

The family asks that her memory be honored by making donations to Aglow International (aglow.org/give) or donations may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Milldale Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Rosie Heatherly

Rosie Heatherly, age 94 of Springfield, died Friday, September 4, 2020 at the home of her daughter.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 11,2020 at 3:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with Donnie Wallace, John Anderson, Chuck Norris, Rusty Wallace, Johnny Mayes, and Wesley Palmore serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Ms. Heaherly was born December 20, 1925 in Springfield. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and worked for many years at nursing homes. She loved gardening and canning. She was preceded in death by her father, Wallace Kiger; mother, Emma Blackwell Heatherly; a son, Ricky Lynn Heatherly; and a grandson, Jason Brown.

floral squareShe is survived by her sons, Harold Wayne Heatherly and Don Wesley Heatherly, both of Springfield; daughters, Annette “Puggy” Anderson of Cedar Hill and Vicky Wallace of Springfield; brother, Lewis Heatherly of Springfield, grandchildren, Rusty Wallace, Emily Mayes, and Katie Keymon; and four great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of memorial service.

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Obituary for Troy Dean Parks

Troy Dean Parks, age 52 of Springfield, died Thursday, September 3, 2020 at his home.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12 noon until the hour of service.

Troy was born August 21, 1968 in Springfield. He was a hard-working man, not only at work but afterwards with his family. Troy, his dad, and his brother were always working on something. He enjoyed fishing, watching Nascar, and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers during football season. His heart was gold and he loved to cut-up and make you laugh. On the weekends he enjoyed getting out with his wife and stopping for a visit with his daughter and grandkids. His whole family was very important to him, including his work family at Martin Rea.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa “Tracy” Parks of Springfield; daughter, Tiffany Ann Parks-Hudson of Clarksville; parents, Billy and Doris Parks of Springfield; step-son, Kenny Schutt of floral squareMillersville; step-daughters, Brittany Schutt of Madison and Kelsea Poindexter of Lebanon; brother, Todd Parks (Teresa Vick) of Springfield; sisters, Marie (Paul) mason of Springfield and Janet (Jimmy) Myers of Springfield; and grandchildren, Zariyah Parks, Jeremey Hudson, Jr., and Di’Anna Hudson.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of memorial service.

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Obituary for Anthony Wade Jackson

Anthony Wade Jackson, 49, of Cross Plains, died Thursday, September 3, 2020 at NorthCrest Health.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Ron Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in the Cross Plains Cemetery. Trey Jackson, Rusty Jackson, Shane Jackson, Tyler Jackson Paul Silvage, and Steven Spicer will serve as Pallbearers.

Mr. Jackson was born on July 27, 1971 in Robertson County to the late William Harvey Jackson. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his sister Janice Jackson. Anthony owned and operated a bulldozer and backhoe business. He was a good friend to the community, that would help anyone in need of help. He was a hard worker.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife; Michelle Jackson of Cross Plains, his son; Tyler Jackson of Cross Plains, his daughters; Tiffany Jackson of Cross Plains, and Kimberly Henderson of Cross Plains, floral squareHis brother Cleveland Jackson of Orlinda, his sister; Lorna Jackson of Cross Plains, and seven grandchildren.

The family request memorial donation to the Anthony Wade Jackson Funeral Fund. All donations can be made to the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of memorial service.

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Obituary for Major Samuel Joseph Keith

Major Samuel Joseph Keith, 52, of White House died on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Dr. Fred Baldwin and Tim Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Cross Plains Cemetery. Sheriff Michael Van Dyke, Chief Deputy Richard Head, Major Tony Crawford, Lieutenant Kenneth Drake, Lieutenant Klint Arnold, Sergeant Patrick Traughber will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive visitors on Monday, September 7, 2020 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Tuesday, from 11:00 AM until the hour of service at 1:00 PM.

Major Keith was born on July 2, 1968 to Ronnie Joseph and the late Peggy Jo Robertson Keith. Sam worked at the Robertson County Sherriff’s Office for 13 years. He started as a Corrections Officer and worked his way through the ranks becoming a Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and on Monday, August 31, 2020 he was promoted to Major of the Robertson County Detention Facility. Major Keith enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years; Donna Gail Keith of White House, His father; Ronnie Joseph Keith of Orlinda, His children; Daniel Gray and wife Amanda of White House, Ashley Gray and husband Andrew of Goodlettsville, and Dustin Ware and wife Lydia of Scottsville, KY, his brother; Ronnie Jason Keith and wife Lisa of floral squareOrlinda, Grandchildren; Logan Gray and wife Hannah, Payton Gray, Houston Gray, Violet Burch, Arion Ware, Persephonne Watson, great granddaughter; Isabella Gray, his nephews; Ronnie Joseph Keith of Orlinda, and Aaron Jackson. Major Samuel Joseph Keith leaves behind many friends, brothers, and sisters of the Robertson County Sherriff’s Office.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of memorial service.

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Obituary for William Henry Stevens Jr. 

William Henry Stevens Jr. 86 (Bill) of Greenbrier passed away on Monday August 31, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Amelia Stevens, children Gerry Stevens, Sara Griffin (Jim) Lola Pratt (Mark) Lynda Curry & grandchildren.

Bill was born June 25, 1934 in Chattanooga, TN. He was a veteran of the Korean War where he served as a U.S. Army paratrooper and was later stationed in Fort Bragg NC.

Bill retired from the Tennessean Newspaper in 1996 after 31 years, where he worked in building maintenance. He originally worked in the Composing Room as a typesetter, until technology changed to computerized type. He was known as “Mr. Fix It” and had a reputation for any kind of home repair.

Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Amelia Stevens of Chattanooga, TN. They previously lived in Smyrna, where he had a successful handyman business and moved to Greenbrier in 1982. He was a member of Coopertown Men’s Club and Mt. Zion Methodist Church.

Bill was known as POP to his adoring grandchildren and loved spending time with them: Ryan Griffin (Emily), Steven Griffin, Henry Griffin, Evan Curry, Erin Curry, Jeremy Pratt, Rachael Pratt, Dale Atnip, Melanie Dempsey & Great Granddaughter Ava Atnip.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Amelia LeNette Stevens, Father William Henry Stevens, mother Hazel Inez Stevens and five siblings.

floral squareVisitation was held on Sunday September 6 from 12-2pm at the Robertson County Funeral Home. The funeral Service followed at 2pm. He will be buried at the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of memorial service.

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Obituary for Mary E. Barbee

Mary Ellen Williams Barbee was born October 11, 1939 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Forrest and Agnes Williams. She departed this Earthly Life to join her Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 4:20 p.m. She was 80 years old.
She was educated in the Robertson County School System and graduated with the Bransford High School, Class of 1959.

Being baptized at an early age, she remained a life long member of the 19th Avenue Church of Christ where she served faithfully until her health began to fail. Her favorite songs were “I’ll Fly Away,” “Hard Fighting Soldier,” “Hold To God’s Unchanging Hand,” “Hilltops of Glory,” and “Trouble In My Way.”

Her hobbies included cooking, crocheting, crafting, th and flower gardening. One highlight of her life was when the Robertson County Senior Center named its kitchen in her honor. It was called “Ms. Mary’s Café.” She enjoyed preparing food and serving her customers everyday.

Mary became the wife of Clyde Henry Barbee who preceded her in death. Also preceding her were her brother, Ray Dean Williams, and a sister, Annie Ruth Johnson. One final request was to mention a few of her dear friends who have passed on. They included, Julia Jameson, Mattie Tucker, Dorothy Douglas, Claudia Gough, Frances Young, Emma Pitt, Lois Mitchell, and Christine Lowe.

floral squareLeft to cherish her memories are her three sons: Gerry (Angela) Williams, Bobby (Demetria) Williams, and Darrell Barbee; a devoted sister, Emma Jean Jones; three grandchildren, Kendra Northington,Deandria Anderson, and Atavia Anderson;and one great-grandchild, Chase Anderson. Also surviving is a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and her “Church Family.” Mary’s special friends are, Marie Dowlen, Josie Miles, Geraldine Shannon, Jean Pennington, Mildred Crockett, and Nancy Wilks. Our Beloved Mother will be truly missed by all. Take Your Rest Moma! We’ll all see you again someday.

Funeral Services were Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 19th Avenue Church of Christ with Brother Maurice Conner, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to the W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Lori Michelle VanHooser

Lori was born on November 5, 1963 to Don Leon Redmon and Martha Jo Redmon. She was sister to Terry Redmon, Pat Redmon and Terry Redmon (John) Gentry, Mother to Owen VanHooser, Abbi VanHooser (Michael Halfacre) and Andee VanHooser. Grandmother to Luci Halfacre and Zoey.Halfacre. She spent the majority of her life in Nashville, Tennessee.

Lori graduated Madison High School in 1982. She spent 40 plus years of her life working in healthcare and ran an antique business for some time. More recently, she pursued a career in background acting while caring for her parents. Grandchildren and family were floral squareher top priorities, but her love of politics led her to be a part of a great change that inspired others to be kind and good to one another. Making the world a better place to live was something she was genuinely good at and always put others first if she could. She was a powerhouse of a woman.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 1:30pm until 3:30 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, TN

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Harold Spencer Palmer

Age 78 of Cottontown passed away Friday, September 4, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born November 3, 1941 in Madison, TN to Malcolm & Clara Wallace Palmer. He was retired from DuPont after 37+ years of service. He enjoyed farming his entire life but since his retirement has been able to enjoy it to the fullest. Mr. Palmer was a member of Connell United Methodist Church but in later years had been attending New Hope Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Julius Wallace Palmer. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Palmer, Cottontown, TN; sons, Michael (Samantha) Palmer, Cross Plains, TN and Jeffrey (Trena) Palmer, Cottontown, TN; daughter, Michele (Keith) Graves, Springfield, TN; sisters, Janice (Robert) Bolling, Hendersonville, TN and Joyce (Bill) Pace, Deleware; 4 grandchildren, Elizabeth Graves, Dustin Palmer, Haley Palmer and Leah Palmer.

Graveside service and interment is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 11am in White House Memorial Gardens with Bro. Duane Wray officiating and with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4-floral square8pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to The Tennessee Museum Ellington Agricultural Center P.O. Box 40627 Nashville, TN 37204 or to TN FFA Foundation Inc., Box 5034 Tennessee Tech University, Cookville, TN 38505.

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

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Obituary for Jeffrey L. Odom

Jeffrey L. Odom, age 56, of Greenbrier, died on September 4, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 2:00pm at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Bro. Jon Briggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Hunter Taylor, James Bennett, Randy Ford, Ronnie Holmes, Roy Holmes, and Bill Flatt will serve as pallbearers. Moody Preston will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Jeffrey was born in Nashville, Tennessee on March 17, 1964 to the late Marshall Dudley Odom and mother, Mary McCandles Odom. Jeffrey was of Baptist faith and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife 38 years, Melissa Ford Odom of Greenbrier; daughter, Nikki (Hunter) Odom Taylor of Greenbrier; special daughter, Brittany (Angel) Manlove; mother, Mary M. Holmes of Greenbrier; sister, Mickie (Moody) Preston of Thompson Station; step-brothers, Ronnie Holmes of Greenbrier, Roy (Elizabeth) Holmes of Gallatin; grandchildren, Piper Burnette and Kameron Ellis.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Jacqueline Osborne

Jacqueline Sue Osborne, age 69, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at her home.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11am in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Randy Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Springs Cemetery with Weston James, Ryan Hafner, Tallen Osborne, Caleb James, Justin Johnson and Ryan Colgan serving as pallbearers. Mr. Benjamin Smith will be an Honorary Pallbearer.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, September 7, 2020 from 4-8pm and again on Tuesday from 9am until the hour of service at 11am.

Mrs. Osborne was born November 2, 1950 in Davidson County to the late Ernest Henry Knight and Mrs. Josie Johnson Knight of Greenbrier. Mrs. Osborne was a homemaker and member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

In addition to her father Mrs. Osborne is preceded in death by her grandson, Ahmad Osborne. In addition to her mother, Mrs. floral squareOsborne is survived by her husband, Robert Leonard Osborne, Jr.; sons, Mitchell (Avita) Osborne of Old Hickory and Tim (Courtney) Osborne of Adams; daughters, Michele (Michael) Hafner of Memphis and Sharon (Jeremy) James of Knoxville; sisters, Carolyn Goodwin of Greenbrier, Jeannie (Eddie) Long of Springfield and Marlene Henley of Greenbrier; 15 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

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

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Obituary for Patreesa Lynn Hudson

“Treesa” Age 65 of White House went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at her home. She was born June 1, 1955 in Bowling Green, KY to Thomas & Joyce Woodard Atchison. She worked as an interior designer for Bradfords until they closed and then established her own interior design company, Teresa Hudson Interiors. Treesa was a member of ASID and the Nashville Historical Society. She and her husband attended The River in Portland, TN.

She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Atchison. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Mark Hudson, White House, TN; son, Andrew Douglas (Emily) Hudson, Midwest City, OK; mother, Joyce Atchison, White House, TN; brothers, Mark “Tony” (Lisa) Atchison, Daphne, AL, Tim Atchison, Gallatin, TN and Mike “Mickey” (Cheryl) Atchison, Cross Plains, TN; sisters, Leanne (Brian) Palmer, Cross Plains, TN and Tracey (Larry) Smith, Ashland City, TN; 2 grandchildren, Olivia Hudson and Jonathan Hudson, Midwest City, OK.

Funeral service was held Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 12 noon in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Herb Mays officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest floral squareCemetery in White House with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Friday, September 4, 2020 6-8pm and Saturday, September 5, 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 Edward Meadows Jr.

Edward “Buddy” Allen Meadows, Jr., age 77 of Kingston Springs, Tennessee, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at the First United Pentecostal Church in Nashville on Saturday, September 5th, at 1 o’ clock pm with Pastor Roy Duke, Bishop Ron Becton, and Larry Curtis officiating. Burial followed at Bluff View Memorial Gardens in Kingston Springs with family and/or friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the church on Saturday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM. There was no prior visitation at the funeral home.

Mr. Meadows was born on January 31, 1943 in Richlands, Virginia to the late Edward “Bud” Allen and Oma Pugh Meadows. He was a retired electrical engineer with the telephone company, and was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Vietnam War. Mr. Meadows was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Nashville for 40 years.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Anne Augustine; and step-mother, Pauline Meadows.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Betty Meadows; son, Dave (Amy) Meadows; daughter, Tracye (Steven) Rushing; sisters, floral squareDolores Stinson, Dana Carlisle, Judy (Harry) Hooker, and Joan (Michael) Gildorf; and grandchildren, Peyton & Walker Rushing.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Foreign Missions Ministry at First United Pentecostal Church, 7512 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37209.

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 Sherry Poynter

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, Sherry Poynter, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 64.

Sherry was born on April 26, 1956 in Pontiac, Michigan to Rachel (Johnson) Lewis and raised by her grandparents, James and Ethel Johnson. Sherry was married to Robert Gerald Poynter for 5 years until his passing; and in late 1993, she met Jeff Stricherz. Sherry and Jeff raised three daughters, Casey, Courtney and Carly. Sherry is also the proud grandmother of Shelby Whitlow. Sherry had two careers: an Administrative Assistant at MetLife for 10 plus years and another 25 plus years as the VP of Family Affairs at The Stricherz household. Sherry’s love for young people drew her to support Hendersonville High School (HHS) through substitute teaching and assisting in the CDC.

Sherry is preceded in death by her brother, Kim Johnson; her husband, Robert Gerald Poynter; and her parents, James and Ethel Johnson. She is survived by her birth mother, Rachel (Johnson) Lewis; and daughters Casey Stricherz (Whitlow), Courtney Stricherz and Carly Stricherz.

Sherry’s family received friends on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 11:00am until her Celebration of Life Service at 1:00pm at floral squareAustin and Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville.

The funeral home asked that anyone attending the visitation to please wear a mask and refrain from any physical contact with the family such as hugs and handshakes. For their safety, all CDC guidelines were followed.

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

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Betty Sue Rainwater Holmes

Betty Sue Rainwater Holmes, age 82, of Orlinda, TN went to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

Mrs. Holmes was born May 6, 1938 in Orlinda, TN to the late Grady Proctor Rainwater and Laura Louise Cherry Rainwater. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two younger sisters, Mary Louise Rainwater and Judy Carolyn Rainwater, and a brother, Alton Ray Rainwater and wife, Annette.

Mrs. Holmes is survived by her husband of 64 years, James Albert Holmes; one son, Dr. James Christopher Holmes and wife, Beth; one grandson, Henry Christopher Holmes, all of Owensboro, KY. She is also survived by one brother, Donald Rainwater and wife, Tommie, of Warner Robins, GA; and one sister, Linda R. Watts and husband, Charles, of Springfield, TN, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families, a special friend, Ms. Jean Wilks, plus many cousins and other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Holmes was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for over sixty years. She served in many capacities, including Sunday School teacher, secretary, G.A. leader, and VBS worker.

Mrs. Holmes worked as a bookkeeper, clerical worker, bank cashier, church secretary, and a legal secretary. She enjoyed music, sewing, keeping house, spending special times with Chris in his younger days, reading and visiting with friends, especially at the Byrum Porter Senior Center.

floral squareVisitation was held Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Milldale Chapel in Milldale, TN and on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Orlinda, TN. The funeral service followed at 12:00 p.m. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of memorial service.

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Obituary for Patricia Ann Cannon

Patricia Ann Lloyd Cannon, age 75 of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at her residence.

The family received friends 3pm to 7pm on Wednesday, September 2 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. A graveside service was held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, September 5th at Dry Pond UMC Cemetery in Dry Pond, GA. The family received friends 1pm to 2pm at Evans Funeral Home in Jefferson, GA

She was born in Sanford, NC on October 28, 1944 to the late Joe H. and Barbara Lloyd Davis. She was also preceded in death by sons, floral squareRaymond Patrick McNeill and Anthony McNeill, brothers, Gregory Lloyd, Joe Lloyd and sister, Faye Lloyd Germain.
She was a member of Bellshire Assembly of God.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Cannon of Greenbrier; brother, Greg (Joy) Lloyd of Olivia, NC and 10 nieces and nephews.

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

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Obituary for Mary Catherine Poole

Mary Catherine Mundy Poole, age 38 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away Saturday, August 30th at her residence.

The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, September 3, 2020 and again 9am to 10am on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service was at 10am on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home with burial following in Springhill Cemetery, Madison, TN.

She was born September 4, 1981 in Pensacola, FL to Dwight A. and Elizabeth A. Mundy. She was an assistant manager of Quiznos Subs. She loved her family, swimming, fishing, cooking and nature.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband Matt Poole; children, Lucas Perry Proctor, Johnny Mac Hamontree, Elizabeth Faye Poole; parents, Dwight A.(Karen) Mundy; mother, Elizabeth Laux; brother, Oskar Groitzsch; sister, Florence “Milly” Amelia Mundy. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Obituary for William Byrd Parks

With the current conditions surrounding COVID-19, the family requested that each person attending the visitation and or funeral services for Mr. Parks please comply with the County mandate of wearing a mask/facial covering and please abide by the CDC guidelines of social distancing.

William Byrd Parks, 74, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday August 26, 2020 at North Crest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday September 5th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Patrick Nix officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Eden, Lashawn Lunsford, Chris Woods, Terry Newman, Waylon Owens, Blake Elliott, Brandon Johnson, Jack Groves, and Ashley Eden. The family received friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Parks was born April 7, 1946 in Westmoreland to the late Jodie Clarence and Mary Anna Grubbs Parks. He was a retired Steel Fabricator and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Parks loved fishing, mechanic work, and especially going to yard sales with his wife. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Larry, Tommy, and Jimmy Parks.

floral squareMr. Parks is survived by his wife of 55 years: Mary Howell Parks of Springfield, by his daughters and sons-in-law: Annette and Ricky Eden of Springfield, Tina and Danny Odom of Cedar Hill, Tammy and William Elliott of Springfield, Kathy and Timmy Groves of Springfield, brothers and sisters-in-law: Bobby and Joyce Parks of Cross Plains, Billy and Doris Parks of Springfield, Tammy Parks of Springfield, Carlene Parks of Springfield, and Debbie Parks of Orlinda, by his sisters and brother-in-law: Betty Jones of Springfield, Shirley and Wayne Stephenson of Springfield, and Mildred Abbott of Springfield, by nine grandchildren and their spouses, and by 20 great grandchildren and one on the way.

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Obituary for Paul E. Frey

Mr. Paul Edward Frey was born on August 26, 1934 to the late Morgan and Nancy Frey. He departed peacefully from this life on Saturday August, 22, 2020. He was preceded in death by three brothers: K.C., Morgan Jr. and George T. Frey; two sisters: Martha Ray James and Molly Slate.

He accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of the late Reverend Walter J. Speed at First Missionary Baptist Church Springfield, TN. One of his favorite songs was, “I’m Still Holding On” by Luther Barnes.

He was a 1953 graduate of Bransford High School and in 1954, he enlisted in the United States Navy based out of San Diego, CA. He served in the Navy for four years.

He was united in Holy matrimony in 1958 to Alice Marie (Payne) Frey and out of that union they had three children.

After his stint in the Navy, he returned back home where he worked for Robco Constructions where he paved streets, highways and interstates. He also worked for Delight products. He was a very hard worker and loved working with his hands. Because of that, he was often called upon to lay concrete, pave driveways and to help build buildings. In 2001, he finally retired from Holly Carburetor.

Paul loved to engage in conversations about football, especially the Titans, but he really loved talking about his experiences in the military. He enjoyed listening to Jerry Tyler’s Sunday evening Gospel Show where he would call and dedicate the show to his sister, Annie G.

He was well known and will be greatly missed by family and friends. He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife of 62 years, Alice Marie Frey of Springfield, TN; devoted children, son and daughter-in-law, Tony Frey, Monica (James) Holden of Springfield, TN; and Reginald (Venita) Frey of Dayton, OH; six grandchildren: Jamilla Jamison and Jenique Jamison, both of Springfield, TN, Nathan Holden of Springfield, TN, Jasmine Frey of Charlotte NC, Shaneese Frey and Ikea Frey, both of Dayton, OH; nine great-grandchildren; Janiah Bridges, Shamyra, Alyce, Julius and Ryleigh Frey; Brooklynn, Harlem, and Eliza Holden; three sisters: Annie G. Terry and Marva Hudson, both of Springfield, TN, and Sarah Robinson of St. Louis, MO; a devoted friend, Terry Shannon; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Funeral was Saturday, August 29, 2020 at W. D. Crowder Funeral with his son Pastor Reginald Frey, Eulogy and Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for John Burgess

Johnny “John” Ray Burgess, age 74 of Ashland City, Tennessee died Saturday, April 29, 2020 at his home.

A private family memorial service was held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.

Mr. Burgess was born on May 8, 1946 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late George and Christine Hardin Burgess. He worked as an information technology specialist at State Industries and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. He knew how to live. He loved fishing, golf, bowling, amusement parks, putting on a fireworks display, and shopping at Toys R Us for his grandchildren. He loved his buddies so much. More than anything, he loved his amazing grandkids, his beloved daughters, and most of all, his beautiful wife of 52 years. And, of course, his cat Sam.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Elaine Burgess; daughters, Barbara (Shannon) Fiser, Debbie (Albert) Bordes; sister, Cindy (Doug) Duizer; and three grandchildren, Johnny Hale, Julianna Hale, and Olivia Bordes

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. This may be sent to 2200 Children’s Hospital, Nashville, TN. 37232.

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

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Obituary for Joseph T. Herring

In the early hours of Thursday morning, on August 20, 2020, quietly, God called Home another good soul in Joseph Terrence Herring. Battling with diabetics since the age of 15, he maintained a happy spirit with everyone he met. Despite the pain of losing limbs and failed procedures, he never lost his spirit, even though his pain was enormous.

Joseph was born to Deborah and Larry Herring on August 15, 1978. He was forty two years old at his death. Grandson to the late M.C. and Frances Darden on Cedar Hill, TN, and the late Velma Polk and Joe Clyde Herring of Springfield, TN.

He leaves to mourn, in addition to his parents; three sisters, Nichelle Darden of Springfield, TN, Larita Dowlen and Yvonda Herring both of Clarksville, TN. A slew of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Although we know angels with wings walk the earth, there are angels without wings and we call them friends. Joseph had such angels without wings in Chuck, Pooh, Tot, and aunt Bush.

Memorial Service was August 27, 2020 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Washington, Eulogy.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Laura Nicholson

Laura Frances Nicholson, age 81 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee died Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Lebanon.

A graveside service was held at 2 o’ clock pm on Sunday, September 6th at Bethlehem Cemetery in Ashland City with Bro. Tommy Fortner officiating. Her nephews and great nephews served as pallbearers.

There was no public visitation at the funeral home prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Nicholson was born on February 25, 1939 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Frank, Sr. and Edna Hensley Burnette. She was a clerk for many years at National Life Insurance Company and also worked at CEMC and as a real estate agent. She was a member of Cheap Hill Church of Christ.

floral squareIn addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Reed Nicholson; son, Ken Nicholson; and sister, Shirley Owen.

She is survived by a brother, Frank “Buddy” (Paula) Burnette, Jr.; sister, Dot (Donnie) Jones; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing at 932 E. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087.

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

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Obituary for Roxane Rucker

Roxane Vanessa Rucker, age 47 of Pleasant View, Tennessee passed away peacefully, while surrounded by her family, Thursday, August 27, 2020 at her home.

Roxane was born on February 10, 1973 in Janesville, Wisconsin. She was a certified Pharmacy Technician and lead Pharmacy Technician at Cadiz Pharmacy for 5 years and for a short time at Tennova Hospital. When Roxane was not working, she was a very dedicated stay at home mom with her children. Roxane was a fierce competitor and loved to talk “smack” while playing board games, cards, and even while fishing with her family. She loved the outdoors. Roxane was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her husband, William Rucker, Sr.; son, William Rucker, Jr.; daughter, Phoenix Rucker; mother and stepfather, Deborah and Gary Maly; sister, Lisa and Nathan Somera; niece, Lola Somera; nephews, Logan & Bennett Somera; and sassy sister-in-law, Christi Rucker as well as many loving and caring aunts, uncles,cousins, and friends.

floral squareA fellowship honoring Roxane’s life negan at 6:00 PM Wednesday, September 2nd at The Livery Stables at 1104 Main Street in Pleasant View, TN., followed by a memorial service celebrating Roxane’s beautiful impact on our lives will commence. The memorial was followed by food and refreshments, allowing friends and family to socialize and continue to remember and celebrate the impacts she had on our lives.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to “Sense Theatre” at Vanderbilt Hospital. You may call 615-936-0230 for online giving information.

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

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Obituary for Larry Wayne Mathews

Larry Wayne Mathews, age 69 of Hendersonville, passed away in the comfort of his home on Sunday, August 23, 2020.

Larry was most known for his avid love of animals and support of the ASPCA and Humane Society of Sumner County. He could be found building heated houses for stray cats, opossums, and raccoons during the winter as well as feeding anything on four legs that would walk through his yard. He was a proud Army veteran and patriot who loved our American flag. You would find him on the sidelines of a Hendersonville Commando football game cheering on his Commando’s or walking the aisles of Lowes or Harbor Freight looking for the next tool to add to his collection. He enjoyed spending his summer Saturday nights down at the race track and loved all things NASCAR. He was a tinkerer of all sorts and loved working in his garage or on his red F150. Larry firmly believed that the ’69 Ford Mustang was a gift from God. His witty sense of humor and ability to crack a joke in any situation made him endearing and a delight to be around. Those that knew his softer side know of his love of yellow buttercups, Motown, Neil Diamond, and doting over his cats.

floral squareHe was preceded in death by his father, Graham Mathews and mother, Pauline Moss Mathews. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Mathews; daughters, Stephanie Laws of Las Vegas, NV and Kimberly (Peter) Adair of Scottsdale, AZ; and grandchildren, Lily and Liam Adair.

No services are planned at this time.

His family requests that memorial donations be made to the Humane Society of Sumner County, 16 Volunteer Drive, Hendersonville TN 37075 or online at www.sumnerhumane.org

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

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