In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week August 29, 2021

Table of Contents (Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIESTo See The Latest Stories or to share this article, scroll below In Loving Memory: Obituaries August 23-29, 2021 ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) *Refresh this page for updates and newly listed obituaries for this week. Obituary for Emerson Lee Morris, Jr Emerson Lee […]

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week August 29, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries August 23-29, 2021

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Obituary for Emerson Lee Morris, Jr

Emerson Lee Morris, Jr. age 90, of Springfield, Tennessee, died Saturday, at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, August 30, 2021, at 2:00 pm in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Jody Ellis, Jason Ellis, Brandon Wilson, Robby McAlister, Jantzen Pendley, and Vernon Pendley serving as pallbearers. Elvis Wilson and Dennis Morris will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10:00 am until the hour of service at 2:00 PM

Mr. Morris was born on December 6, 1930, in Robertson County to the late Emerson Lee and Bessie Lee Morris, Sr. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War. Mr. Morris was a member of Barren Plains Baptist church and worked as a shipping and receiving clerk for Delight Products. He loved to fish so much, that he built his own fishing boat from blueprints. He also enjoyed reading books especially westerns, and to paint oil paintings.

floral squareSurviving Mr. Morris are his daughters and sons-in law, Anita and Elvis Wilson of Springfield, Rhea-Anne and Vernon Pendley of Springfield, TN, Lacey Morris (Matthew Thompson) of White House, Pamela Robinson of Hendersonville, and son, Joey Morris of Springfield, TN five grandchildren, Brandon Wilson, and his wife Michelle, Jantzen Pendley, Alexis Pendley, Connor Walls, Jackson Thompson, and one great granddaughter, Joann Wilson.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Barren Plains Baptist Church. All donations can be sent in c/o the Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Jean Groves Keith

Jean Groves Keith, 89, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday August 27, 2021, at her home.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday August 30th at 11:00 a.m. in the Owens Chapel Cemetery with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the graveside service on Monday.

Mrs. Keith was born August 8, 1932, in Springfield to the late James Edwin and Georgia Vera Traughber Groves. She was graduate of East Robertson High School Class of 1950. Mrs. Keith was the Secretary/Treasurer and co-owner of Keith Circle Steel. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and the Youngville FCE Club. Mrs. Keith enjoyed crafts, sewing, crocheting, and watching sports, especially the Tennessee Titans and the Tennessee Vols. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: James Groves, Harold Clayton Groves, Pauline Johnson, Edna Yates, Dot Fuqua, and Ann Sage.

floral squareMrs. Keith is survived by her husband: William Medford Keith, whom she would be married to for 69 years this coming November, by her son and daughter-in-law: Steve and Kathy Keith of Springfield, by her daughter and son-in-law: Jo and Charles Hunter of Whites Creek, and by her special niece: Bettye Jo Palmer and her husband David of White House.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Thomas Harold Draughon

Thomas Harold Draughon, age 86, of Springfield, Tennessee, died Saturday August 21, 2021, at North Crest Health in Springfield.

Private entombment services with military honors were held on Thursday August 26, 2021 in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Bradley Martin, Steven Martin, Jeremiah Greer, Michael Greer, Dennis Davis, Paul Dorris and Mike Dorris serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Draughon was born January 31, 1935, in Springfield, TN to the late Rayburn and Louise Farmer Draughon. His brothers, Roy Draughon, Bill Draughon and Robert Draughon also preceded him in death. He was retired from the United States Air Force after originally serving in the United States Marine Corp. Mr. Draughon loved shooting, fishing, gardening and traveling.

floral squareSurviving him are his wife, Dorothy Davis Draughon whom he would have been married to for 63 years in September; daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Geary Greer, Bonny and Kevin Martin and Diana Dorris; a sister, Betty Dorris; four grandchildren, Bradley Martin, Steven Martin, Jeremiah Greer and Katherine Greer and a great grandchild, Michael Greer.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Beverly Jo Walker

Beverly Jo Walker entered this earthly life on November 2, 1956 to the late Porter Joseph Dowlen and Beatrice Marie Dowlen. God took her hand and led her to her Heavenly Home with Him on August 24, 2021. She had struggled with her health for years. She fought a long hard battle, but God knew it was time for her to get that well deserved rest that she has been needing.

Beverly was a loving and devoted mother who would have done anything for her children. She was a wonderful granny who doted over her grand-children and great-grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family, pranking people on the phone and she really enjoyed watching Tik Tok videos.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved son, Chad Lamont Dowlen; her siblings, Peggy Dowlen, Betty Green, Ann Green, Cecil Dowlen, Michael Dowlen, and Billy Dowlen; niece, Victoria Dowlen; nephews, Gregory and Bruce Dowlen.

She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Catina Dowlen of Columbus, GA and Shantel (Marcus) Brewer of Springfield, TN; son, Starsky Mitchell of Springfield, TN; eight loving grandchildren, K’neshia, Tremaine, Keyon, KeArrah, Ke’Ondra, Lil Starsky, Octavius, and D’Neisha; seven great -grandchildren; sisters, Linda floral squareGail Dowlen, Deborah Lynette Johnson, Sylvia Dowlen and Mary Helen Hicks; brother, Stanley Dowlen; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Memorial Service was Sunday, August 29, 2021 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Dowlen, Officiant and Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home.

Keep the Walker family in your prayers.

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Obituary for Robert Lee McCarter

Age 83 passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at The Residence of Alive Hospice. He was born January 30, 1938 in Red Boiling Springs, TN to Osia & Ruby Edith Coons McCarter. He worked as a mechanic for Peterbilt and retired February 28, 2001, after 17 years of service. He was an avid NASCAR fan. When he was younger, he enjoyed drag racing. He loved gardening, animals and spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Esther McCarter; son, Rickey McCarter; brother, Raymond McCarter; sister, Doris Dorris. He is survived by his son, David McCarter, White House, TN; daughter, Sharon (Dale) Martin, Macon, GA; brother, Jack (Audrey) McCarter, Mount Juliet, TN; sister, Dixie Morgan, Greenbrier, TN; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 11am in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Clay Baggett officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Monday, August 30, 2021 4-8pm and Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10-11am 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 Helen L. Woodard

Helen L. Smith Woodard was born on February 14, 1932, in Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Clyde Willie Smith and Emma May Darden Smith. On Friday, August 20, 2021,

God called for another musician to join the heavenly choir. Helen Woodard answered His call.

She attended Bransford High School in Springfield, Tennessee.
At an early age she united with Bigbee Chapel Methodist Church and later united with St. James Missionary Baptist Church where she faithfully served as pianist for forty-eight years. She was president of the Mothers’ Board and Superintendent of Sunday School. She loved worshiping and was very dedicated in performing her duties in the church. She was a member of the Ambassadors for Christ and Spiritual Twelve Gospel Group. She also played the piano for functions at the Springfield Senior Citizens Center.

She was united in holy matrimony to John Woodard in 1984. “Choppy,” as she was affectionately called by family, specialized in cooking and baking. A few of her special dishes were, strawberry cake, carrot cake, squash casserole, and homemade slaw; however, anything she cooked was always delicious.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Leon Huskey and Donald Ray Huskey; two brothers, Clyde “Bud” Smith and Arthur “Chico” Thomas.

Left to forever cherish her precious memories are husband, John Woodard, seven grandchildren: Shelly (Robert) Herrera, Lawton, OK; Keifus (Becky) Malone, Springfield, TN; Butch (Kristy) Huskey, Lawton, OK; Tracie Leavell, Springfield, TN; Michael Miller, Deena Charity both of Lawton, OK; Dontez L. Huskey, Springfield, TN; eleven great-grandchildren: Victoria Herrera, William “Jesse” Herrera, Quintessa Fluellen, Wilson Charity, Xander Charity, Kennedy Huskey, Kyrbi Huskey, Myrakle Charity, Keturah Grace floral squareMalone, Keenan A. David, Mikayla S. David; one daughter-in-law: Patricia Huskey; three sisters-in-law: Leona Lyle, Dorothy Summers, Norma Jean Smith; niece, nephew, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral Service was Saturday, August 28, 2021 at St. James Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Washington, Eulogy and Pastor Quinton Yates, Sr. Officiant; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W. D. Crowder Funeral Home.

Keep the Woodard family in your prayers.

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Johnny P. Bugg

Johnny P. Bugg, age 31of Springfield, died Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at his home.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM in York Cemetery with Rev. Kelly LeBlanc officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Johnny was born June 6, 1990 in Springfield to Hattie Fort Bugg and the late Raymond Bugg. He liked to listen to music and talk to friends on Facebook. He also floral squareliked to collect game cards and watch Smackdown. He loved to help his mother and play football with his nephews.

He is survived by his mother, Hattie Bugg of Springfield; sisters, Kimberly Bugg of Lawrenceburg and Katie Bugg of Springfield; nephews, Kayshawn Wilson and Alvin Townson; and niece, E’lani Gaines.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Charles “C.U.” Ulmer Revlett

C.U. Revlett 82, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, formerly of Sacramento, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tennessee. Charles Ulmer Revlett was born May 16, 1939 in Sacramento, Kentucky to the late J.B. and Gladys Myrl Dame Revlett, was married to the former Sherril Ann Hoagland December 21, 1962 and was better known as “C.U.” to both his family and friends. C.U. was a farmer, attended Heads Free Will Baptist Church in Cedar Hill and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He enjoyed working on cars, caring for his dog and best friend, “Bear” and spending time with both his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, C.U. was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Wayne Revlett and by a sister, Karen Baumer.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Sherril Revlett; two sons, Rev. Brett Revlett (Terri) of Cedar Lake, Indiana and Chad Revlett (Molly) of Cedar Hill; a daughter, Christi Burden (Mark) of Sacramento; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and four sisters, Linda Parrot of St. Louis, Connie Ellis (James) of Sacramento, Judy Miller (Billy) of Bremen and Jane Revlett of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Graveside services were held at 6:00 P.M. Saturday at Sacramento Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Sacramento with his son, the Rev. Brett Revlett officiating. There was no public visitation. Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel is handling the arrangements for C.U.’s family.

floral squareA celebration of life service for C.U. will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 11th at Sacramento Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Friends may visit with C.U.’s family from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 11th at the church.

The C.U. Revlett family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Sacramento Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery Fund; P.O. Box 257; Sacramento, Kentucky 42372.

Share your memories and photos of C.U. at Muster Funeral Home

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Obituary for Ronald Dean Cornelius

Ronald Dean Cornelius was born in Richmond, California on February 15, 1945. He passed away at the age of 76 on Aug 18, 2021, at NorthCrest Health in Springfield, TN from complications after suffering a stroke two months prior. Ron was a resident of Pleasant View, TN at the time of his death. He moved to Nashville and has lived in the surrounding area for the past 40+ years.

Ron graduated from Richmond High School in 1962. By that time his band, The Untouchables, already had their first record deal. The band continued to play annually at a charity fundraiser until COVID hit. Ron had an amazing music career that spanned over six decades. He played in several bands and released a solo album, Tin Luck. He has been in concert with, on tour with or played on the albums of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Glen Campbell, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Later in his life he became a music producer in Nashville, owning both the Cornelius Companies and Gateway Entertainment. Many of his incredible stories were chronicled in his book, The Guitar Behind Dylan & Cohen.

floral squareHe is survived by his niece, Leesa Rankins Moore, as well as several cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dawn Carter Cornelius, his parents, Jim and Minnie Cornelius, and his sister, Darlene Cornelius Rankins.

Ron deeply loved and was loved by his family, friends, music partners and pets. Donations may be made to Music City Animal Rescue (musiccityanimalrescue.com) who rescued his four fur babies when he fell ill.

Celebration of Life TBA at a future date.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Ronald Roe Holmes, “Ron”

Ronald Roe Holmes, “Ron”, age 76, of Cross Plains, Tennessee, died Saturday August 21, 2021, at Tristar Skyline in Nashville, TN.

Graveside services were held at 1 pm on Wednesday August 25, 2021, at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cross Plains, Tennessee. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Ron was born August 17, 1945, in Springfield, TN to the late Robert Holmes and Helen Roe Holmes. His brother, Robert Holmes and sister, Carolyn Dillard also preceded him in death. He was a retired computer programmer with IBM. A career highlight was doing program work on the first ever ATM. He loved playing golf and traveling and especially his dog, Ralph.

floral squareSurviving him are his wife, Sherry R. Holmes: sons and daughters-in-law, James and Beth Holmes, Steve and Alice Holmes, Mike Holmes, Adam and Kim Stosky, Michael Stosky and James Hosael; sister. Angela Holmes Beasley Murray and grandchildren, Emma Holmes, Morgan Holmes and Henry Hosael.

If so desired, the family suggest that memorial donations may be made to the Stone Soup Kitchen of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. All donations may be sent care of Robertson County Funeral Home

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Obituary for Joseph Randolph

Joseph Lee Randolph, age 93, of Joelton, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11am in the Springfield Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers were Guy Coggin, Wayne Bennett, Paul Summers, Dewayne Fulcher, Steve Teague and Andy Arms.

Visitation was held graveside at the Springfield Memorial Gardens, on Wednesday from 10:00am until the hour of service at 11:00AM. Please observe Covid Protocol.

Mr. Randolph was born July 8, 1928 in Orlinda to the late Albert G. and Ann Choate Randolph. He worked in automotive body work for over 40 years, 24 of which were at Beaman Motor Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in from 1950-1952. He was also a past Master of Wester Star Lodge #9.

floral squareMr. Randolph is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty Ayres Randolph; son, Buddy (Debbie) Randolph of Huntsville, AL; and grandson, Joe Randolph of Huntsville, AL.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Betty Cox

Betty Lane Cox, age 84, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 12pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield. Burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday from 10am until the hour of service at 12pm.

Mrs. Cox was born June 11, 1937 in Springfield to the late Richard J. and Florence M. Lane Rippy. She worked at Acme Boot for many years and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. She loved her family, cooking, farming, flowers and Elvis.

floral squareIn addition to her parents Mrs. Cox is preceded in death by her husband, John Sims Cox and 16 of her siblings. She is survived by her sisters, Regina Bush of Barren Plains and Jeannette Grant of Russellville, KY; her favorite nephew, Odell Grant of Springfield; and other family, Nicole Rittenberry, Jessica Rittenberry, Madison Rittenberry, Brianna Rittenberry and Avery Rittenberry.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Keith Tackett

Keith Garland Tackett, 69 of Ridgetop passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021 at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 2pm on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with Jonathan Tackett, Jason Tackett, Wesley Tackett, Dillon Estes, Ben George and Harrison Ellis serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 10am until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born in Garrison, ND on June 12, 1952 to the late Wayne and Emma Lella Jones Tackett.

floral squareHe was a Brick Mason in the residential and commercial building industry.

He is survived by children, Jason (Melody) Tackett of Greenbrier, Wendy Tackett of Springfield, Wesley (Beatrice) Tackett of College Grove; sister, Susie (Eugene) George of Gallatin; grandchildren, Rylie Brinley, Jonathan Tackett and Deanna Tackett.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073 is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Marianne Corso

Marianne Corso, age 84 of Greenbrier passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Stone Ridge Health Care in Ridgetop, TN.

No services are planned.

She was born February 4, 1937 n Nurnberg, Germany to the late Josef and Appolonia Scherer Russer who was killed in their home country during WWII. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Corso, Jr and a sister, Gretchen Soriente.

She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. She worked as a butcher in food service. She loved her family and was proud to be an American citizen. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and cooking.

floral squareShe is survived by her children, Joseph John Corso of Amityville, NY, Michael Anthony (Helen) Corso of Commack, NY, Nanette (Jeff) De Senso of Greenbrier, TN; grandchildren, Joseph, Jaclyn, Kristin, Leanne, Jenna, Alexia, Peyton; great-grandchildren, Koby and Bentley.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073 is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Bettye Jeanne Canavit

Age 66, of White House passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021 at NHC in Hendersonville. She was born April 15, 1955 in Cuba, IL to William & Mary Toland Aten. She worked various jobs over the years but spent every summer working as a grain tester for FS Grain Co She considered herself an “old hippee” and she really had an ear for music, listening to a song once and knowing if it would become a hit.

She is preceded in death by her father, William Aten; step-father and mother, Kenneth and Mary Bishop; daughter, Sylvia Michelle floral square“Shelly”; brother, Jimmy; sister, Jan. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Michael “Buddy” Friday; daughter, Bobbie Jo Friday, both of White House, TN; brothers, Tom Rutledge, Adair, IL and Bill (Connie) Aten, Bushnell, IL; sister, Marie (Gary) McCombs, Iowa; 5 grandchildren, Cody, Brady, Emily, Ellie and Evie; 2 great-grandchildren, Palmer and Shepherd.

There are no services or visitation scheduled.

Burial of cremated remains will take place in Blackburn Cemetery in Illinois.

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

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Obituary for Johnnie Lee Wood Sr.

Johnnie Lee Wood, age 92 of Smyrna, TN passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 at his home.

Funeral Services were held at 11am on Monday, August 23, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home with Rev. David Evans officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends 3pm to 7pm on Sunday, August 22, 2021 and 9am until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.
He was born in Adams, TN on July 25, 1929 to the late Ray and Elizabeth Spry Wood. He was also preceded in death by his wife Helen Delores Stack Wood; brother, Bobby Harned Wood and sister, Fannie Mae Wood. He worked as a Brick Mason in the housing industry. He loved his family very much and enjoyed traveling and fishing.

He is survived by wife, Linda Joyce Brothers Wood of Smyrna, TN; children, Johnnie Lee (Velma) Wood, Jr of Springfield, TN, Deloris (Dewey) Edwards of Springfield, Tn, Mary King of Smyrna, TN; step-children, Ronald (“Naty”) Brothers of Nashville, TN, Donna floral square(Randy) Massa of Smyrna, TN, Tony (Angie) Brothers of Smyrna, TN; siblings, Barbara Wooden, Jerry (Dorothy) Wood, Brenda (Randy) Wilmore, Billy (Carolyn) Wood; 8 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield, 509 Walnut St., Springfield, TN 37172.

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Obituary for Clay Tucker

Dewey Clayton “Clay” Tucker, age 54, of Joelton, Tennesseee, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021 at his home.

Clay was born on February 17,1967 in Nashville, Tennessee to Paul Tucker, Jr. and Paula Llewellyn Walker. He worked in construction for many years. He loved to play pool and was an avid fisherman, where he competed in many tournaments. Clay loved the outdoors, camping, and the lake.

He is preceded in death by his step-father, David M. Walker.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Chad Tucker; daughters, Kayla Tucker & Nikki Tucker; brothers, Kenny (Debbie) Wallace, David E., Rodney, and Shane Walker.

The family chose cremation and there are no services planned.

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 Wanda Gail Andrews

Age 68 of White House went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 20, 2021 at her home. She was born July 6, 1953 in Hartsville, TN to Erby D. & Clara Lee Green Lankford. Mrs.

Andrews was a member of the Church of the Firstborn in Hartsville and a dedicated servant to her church, serving in many areas over the years. Just a few of those included working in VBS, summer camps, youth activities and with senior groups. She always had a willing heart to help where she was needed. She had a beautiful voice and sang in church her entire life. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and was so very proud of her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Earl Gwin (Janette) Lankford; son-in-law, Doug Ferris. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Wayne Andrews, White House, TN; daughters, Amanda Ferris, White House, TN and Rachael (Lewis) Bugg, Cross Plains, TN; brother, Brandell (Lois) Lankford, Hartsville, TN; sisters, Ann (Jack) Suttle, White House, TN, Helen (Gary) Mink, Greenbrier, TN, Betty (Ralph) Mitchell and Brenda (Ray) Storey, both of White House, TN; 3 grandchildren, Kaitlin (Bryce) Ellis, Lauren and Colby.

There was a Celebration of Life funeral service held Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell floral squareFuneral Home in White House with Bro. Tom Slagle officiating. Interment followed in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held Monday, August 23, 2021 4-8pm and Tuesday, August 24, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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

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Obituary for Doris Bagby

Mrs. Doris Coleman Bagby, age 96, of Adams, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 at her home.

A Graveside Service was held Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 8am in the Bellwood Cemetery with Brother Marvin Crouch officiating. There was no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Bagby was born February 15, 1925 in Davidson County, to the late Claude and Owa Foster Coleman. She worked at Acme Boot and was a member of the Adams Church of Christ. She loved going to church, cooking, talking on the phone and taking care of her family.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Bagby is preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Walker Bagby and her son, Thomas Andrew Bagby.

floral squareMrs. Bagby is survived by her son, David Bagby of Adams and her grandsons, Joshua Bagby and William Bagby, both of Adams.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Adams Church of Christ or to the Guthrie Church of Christ. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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

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Obituary for Eula Belle Stockard

Eula Belle Ellison Stockard, a longtime physical education teacher at Nannie Berry Elementary School in Hendersonville, died on Thursday, August 19, at age 86.

The daughter of Elsie Carrie Harder Boyd and Albert Ellison Sr., she was born July 6, 1935 on Cedar Creek near Linden in Perry County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Langford Stockard; brother, Eddie Ellison; and sister, Nancy Barrett. Survivors are daughters, Emily Stockard (John Leeds) and Carrie Stockard, and son, Sam Stockard (Diane); sister, Ollie Mae Moore; brother, Albert Ellison Jr.; and her grandchildren, Andrea and Sam Stockard, Will and Charlotte Cloyd and Atticus Leeds. Also surviving are brother, James Ellison, and two sisters, Linda Barber and Ruby Himes.

A standout basketball player at Linden High School, Eula earned a bachelor’s degree at George Peabody Teachers College, where she met Richard. They married Aug. 18, 1957 and moved to California where Emily and Carrie were born before they decided to move back to Tennessee where son Sam was born.

Eula taught at Nannie Berry from 1970 until her retirement in 1995 where she started the Presidential Physical Fitness Program, the Nannie Berry Yardage Club and Hershey Track and Field program. She affected the lives of thousands of students, encouraging them to excel at their favorite sports and physical fitness activities.
She was often referred to as the “Bicycle Lady,” and many people still recall seeing her riding her bike to school, which she did nearly every day for more than 15 years.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, where she was a member of the Women’s Society, and for several years she and Richard attended West End United Methodist Church in Nashville.

In retirement, Eula continued a life of physical fitness, in addition to traveling, tending to flower gardens, reading to children at Nannie Berry, and playing with her grandchildren and neighborhood children.

floral squareGraveside services were held at 2:00 on Monday, August 23, at the Harder Cemetery on Cedar Creek in Perry County. Austin & Bell Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.

Her family held a visitation for Eula on Tuesday, August 24, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the Nannie Berry Elementary School gym.

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

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Obituary for Carl Thomas Hutson

Age 56 of White House went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born January 19, 1965 in Clarksville, TN to Tom & Faye Wall Hutson. He was the co-partner of Hutson brothers Plumbing and was a member of White House Church of Christ. Mr. Hutson enjoyed drag racing, deer hunting and was an avid outdoorsmen. Most of all, he loved his family and his church.

He is preceded in death by his father, Tom Hutson. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Cathi Hutson; sons, Nickolas (Heather) Oden and Adam Oden; daughter, Ashley (Brody) Luna, all of White House, TN; mother and step-father, Jerrel and Faye Wiseman, Cottontown, TN; brothers, Mark (Gina) Hutson, White House, TN and Blake (Christina) Hutson, Hoover, AL; step-brother, Dean Wiseman, Cottontown, TN; step-sister, Pam Holt, White House, TN; 7 grandchildren, Lane, Colby, Lexi, Carter, Kenzie, Cannan and Remi Mae.

Funeral Service is scheduled for Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Matt Shrouse officiating. Interment immediately following in White floral squareHouse Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Saturday, August 28, 2021 3-8PM and Sunday, August 29, 2021 12-2pm at the funeral home. The family respectfully asks that everyone wear masks to the visitation and to the service due to Covid-19.

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

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Obituary for Betty Jean Mayo

Betty Jean “Tooter” Mayo, age 89 of Springfield, passed away Monday, August 16, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 1pm on Friday, August 20th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Randy Harman officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with family serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 11am until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

She was born in Greenbrier, TN on October 26, 1931 to the late Russell and Helen Morris Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Norman Mayo; sons, Terry Mayo, Ricky Mayo; sister, Joan Baldwin and brother, Son Williams.

She served as a Cafeteria worker for the Robertson County School System and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. She loved her family and her church very much. She enjoyed the outdoors and flowers.

floral squareShe is survived by son, Gary (Dianne) Mayo; daughters, Kathy (Mike) Henley, Kay (Mitchell) Mayo-Nance; sister, Mary Jane West; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

At the request of the family, facemasks are recommended. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church.

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

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Obituary for Tommy Dewayne Smith

Tommy Dewayne Smith of Hendersonville, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021. He was known for his big heart, his kindness, and great smile. He loved his family dearly.

He is survived by his parents; Thomas E. and Faye Smith; his sister, Angie (Bruce) Lowhorn; his partner, Loren Antes; nephews, Christopher and Dillon Lowhorn; and great nephew, Axel Lowhorn. There are no service planned at this time.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at a later date.

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

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Obituary for Michael Lee Yarlett Sr

Age 63 of Cross Plains, passed away Monday, August 16, 2021 at his home. He was born April 14, 1958 in Ogden, UT to Herbert John & Virginia Hall Yarlett. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines and was a member of Bellevue Masonic Lodge #716, where he had served as past master. He retired as a deputy with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department, after 15 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert John Yarlett; step-father, Robert Wadsworth; brother, William “Bill” Yarlett. Mr. Yarlett is survived by his loving wife, Susan Yarlett, Cross Plains, TN; mother, Virginia Wadsworth, Crossville, TN; sons, Michael (Christy) Yarlett, Smyrna, TN, Tech Sgt Patrick (Grace) Yarlett, Guam and Brandon (Amanda) Bradford, Lebanon, TN; step-daughter, Christine (Robert) Jones, Nashville, TN; brother, Hubert John Yarlett, Jr., San Francisco, CA; step-sister, Laura Weinberg, Richmond, VA; 4 grandchildren, Gino, Collin, Ollie and Rockwell.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service and Masonic Service was conducted at 7pm on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, with Rev. Mary Polk floral squareofficiating. Visitation with the family was held Thursday, August 26, 2021 5-7pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment followed on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 2pm at Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mission 22 694 N. Larch Street, #910 Sisters, OR 97759

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

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