• William Moore

    Wednesday, 17 February 2016

    Mr. William Robert “Bill” Moore of Woodbury, TN passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the Woodbury Nursing Center at the age of 79.  He was born November 9, 1936 on Sugar Tree Knob in Cannon County, TN.  Bill was a graduate of the Central High School Class of 1956.  In 1959, he married Betty Sue Hill and together they had two children, Kimberly Kay and William Robert, Jr.  Bill worked for DeZurik Southern Corporation in McMinnville, TN for 34 years prior to his retirement.  He was also the keeper of the Cannon County Courthouse clock after his father retired from the same position.  Bill handed down his knowledge of the clock to his son, Bobby, as the third generation clock keeper.  He was a quiet man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He had an avid interest in genealogy and Cannon County history.  He will be greatly missed by family, friends, former coworkers and his community of the last year of his life at Sunnington Assisted Living Center in Murfreesboro, TN. 
    Bill is survived by his daughter, Kim (Mike) Bailey and son, Bobby (Connie) Moore.  He was a doting grandfather to Susan Elisabeth (Brian) Beaird, Sarah Paige (Austin) Ford, Austin Robert Moore and Abbye Rae Moore; great grandfather to Ivy Eliana and Olivia Rose Beaird; big brother to his sisters, Mary Lou Boynton, Patricia Sue McGinnis, Gloria Jean (James) Bogle and Geraldine (Edwin) Young.  He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Gloria Moore and Linda Moore and one brother-in-law, Ken Pichulo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, his parents William “Bill” Moore and Eula Mae Stephens Moore, and his siblings Hugh Edward Moore, Eliza Ann Pichulo and John Lee Moore. 
    A celebration of Bill’s life will include a time for the family to share memories with friends and family at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 4-8 pm.  Services will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11 am in the Smith Funeral Home chapel with Al Bugg, Jr. officiating.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cannon County Historical Society (contact Smith Funeral Home for details).  Share memories and condolences with the family at   Smith Funeral Home (615)563-5337

  • Michael Underwood

    Monday, 15 February 2016

    Michael Lynn Underwood, 26, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at St. Thomas Stones River E/R from complications of Type 1 diabetes.  He was born in Rutherford Co.  
    He is survived by his Mother, Sonya Davis Bratcher of Woodbury; Father & Stepmother, Lynn & Brenda Underwood of Woodbury; Daughter, Heather Campbell of Woodbury; Siblings:  Katlyn & Hunter Underwood, Aaron & Jacob Bratcher all of Woodbury; Grandparents, Randall & Dorris Davis; Diane Underwood (David Johnson); Wilma Sue Bernard Barrett all of Woodbury; 2 Nephews and Several cousins also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his grandfathers; Jerry Underwood and Louis Menard; aunt and uncle; Steve and Jennifer Underwood and Uncle; Lee Lee Davis.
    Mikey was a member of the Bradyville Church of Christ and worked in Tool and Die.  He loved the outdoors which included hunting, fishing, riding horses and mudding. 
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Gunter officiating.  Interment will follow in the Thyatira Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until 1 pm Wednesday, February 17, 2016
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses. 
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  • Margaret Donnell

    Sunday, 14 February 2016

    Margaret Ann Donnell age 86 of Watertown, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at
    University Medical Center. Born March 5, 1929 in Davidson County, she was
    the daughter of the late Hugh and Irene Peach King. Margaret was preceded in
    death by her husband, Howard Donnell in 2008; a daughter-in-law, Regina
    Donnell; sisters, Josephine Daugherty and Betty Barrett and a nephew, Nick
    Daugherty. She was a member of the Watertown Church of Christ and retired
    from the offices of the Alexandria Industrial Garment Co. She is survived by
    her children, Janet Bane and husband, Tony of Woodbury, Karen Donnell of
    Watertown and Wayne Donnell of Liberty; grandchildren, Jeff (Jennifer) Bane
    of Woodbury, Connie (Bobby) Moore of Woodbury, Allison (Jason) Greer of
    Brush Creek, Jeremy (Wendy) Traughber of Sanger, TX, Amanda (Arron) Payne of
    Watertown, Julie (Kevin) Amos of Soddy Daisy, Amanda (Bobby) Bell of
    Tullahoma, Sarah Price of Clarksville and a honorary granddaughter, Renee
    (Brandon) Thomas; 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Jackie King of Nashville
    and Shirley Holt of Franklin; brothers, Hugh Roy (Mary) King and Tom King
    both of Nashville; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday, Feb.
    15, 2016 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Robinson officiating.
    Pallbearers, Jeff Bane, Bobby Moore, Jason Greer, Arron Payne, Kevin Amos,
    Brandon Thomas. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. till service time on
    Monday. Interment at Commerce Cemetery. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME (615)237-9318.

  • Betty Franklin

    Sunday, 14 February 2016

    Name      Betty May Harrell Franklin                                                      Age: 80
    Date Died: Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 @ 7:53PM       Where:  At the home of her daughter
    Birthplace: Coffee Co.
    Survivors: 3 Children:  Brenda (Mike) Catalano of Cordova, Timothy Donald Franklin
    of Bradyville & Jeff (Kelly) Franklin of Manchester
    7 Siblings:  Larry Harrell of Baltimore, Margie Clark of Gallatin, Carolyn Black of Cartage,
    Wayne Harrell, Janice Mayhugh & Marty Harrell all of Smyrna & Clay Harrell of Nashville
    7 Grandchildren: Chrissy, Michelle, Michael, Ashley, Brittany, Tyler & Emily
    Also surviving are 5 great grandchildren.
    Ms. Franklin is the daughter of the late Gilbert & Lillie Bates Harrell. She was preceded in death
    by her husband, Kenneth D. Franklin and son Steven Craig Franklin.  
    Ms. Franklin was a member of the Living Springs Church and a homemaker.
    Funeral services:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home  When:  10:00 AM Monday, 2/15/2016
    Minister: Bro. Sydney Parham    Bro Jeff Franklin                      Interment:  Gilley Hill Cemetery
    Visitation:  5 PM until 8 PM Sunday, 2/14/2016

  • Lola Minton

    Wednesday, 10 February 2016

    57 year old Lola Dean Minton of Smithville passed away early Tuesday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville.
    She was a Baptist & formally employed at Tenneco. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11am at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at 11am on Saturday.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther & Ruby Rayder Phillips. 2 brothers, Joey Rayder & David Phillips.
    Survivors include 1 daughter, Teri Lynn Potts of Murfreesboro. 2 grandchildren, Charlie Potts & Ady Rae Potts. 6 sisters, Joyce & James Watson of Murfreesboro, Debbie George of Smithville, Linda & Michael Burke of Murfreesboro, Wilma & Ernie Bouldin, Jean Farmer & Janice Cripps all of Smithville. 2 brothers, LM & Virginia Phillips of Murfreesboro & Jimmie & Regina Rayder of Wartburgh. Several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive.

  • Flavil Pitts

    Saturday, 6 February 2016

    McMinnville, TN resident and Cannon County, TN native Flavil Ray Pitts, age 88, was born June 27, 1927 and died February 5, 2016 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following an extended illness.
    A retired auditor with Chrysler Corporation, a United States Army veteran of WWII, and a member of the Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Shelah and Jennie Justice Elkins Pitts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Karen Edwards and Darlene Owczarski; first wife, Delores Pitts; three brothers, David, Paul and Sterling Pitts; and three sisters, Eva Lee Reed, Donzie Greer and Ona Prater.
    He was married August 11, 2001 to Julia Turner Pitts of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Kenneth Pitts of Arizona; grandson, Terry Owczarski of Michigan; two step-sons, Tom Winfree and wife Sonjia of McMinnville and Ronald Winfree of Indiana; step-daughter, Karen Walters and husband Darrell of Greenbrier, TN; sister, Una Ray of Tullahoma, TN; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and step-grandchildren also survive.
    Mr. Pitts served in the Army for several years. He enjoyed fishing and being out on the water. He taught himself different languages, and had a love for music and singing.
    Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2016 at Leoni Church of Christ with Ben Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Leoni Cemetery in Cannon County, TN with full military honors administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at High's, and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service Monday at the Church.

  • Ruby Anderson

    Saturday, 6 February 2016

    Mrs. Ruby Nichols Anderson, age 89, died Thursday February 4, 2016 at St. Thomas Stones River Hospital following an extended illness.  She was a native of Cannon County and the daughter of the late Chalmus and Vera Davenport Nichols.  Mrs. Anderson was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Anderson; 2 Sons, Kenneth and James Anderson; and 2 brothers, Hoyte and Carl Nichols. 

    Survivors include her children:  Thomas Anderson of El Paso, TX, Eugene (Kathy) Anderson of Manchester, Patty (J. W.) Bailey and Debbie (Paul) Davenport all of Woodbury, Anthony Anderson of Arizona and Larry (Lecia)Anderson of Smyrna;  Her sister-in-law, Ailene Nichols of Woodbury; 13 Grandchildren, Jeffery, Eddie, Melissa, Phillip, Kayla, Jessie, Daniel, & Adrianne Anderson, Lee Bailey, Angela (Jake) Woodcock, Shane (Amy) Davenport, Stephanie Watson, & Bekah. Also surviving are several great grandchildren. 

    Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Baptist Church and a housekeeper, working several years at the Holiday House.  She enjoyed gardening, quilting, raising Siamese cats and taking care of people.   

    Funeral services will be Monday February 8, 2016 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery.   Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 to 9:00 PM.


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  • Billy Hayes

    Friday, 5 February 2016

    Billy Joe Hayes, age 75, of Readyville passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was a native of Cannon County. Survivors include his wife, Jewell Perry Hayes of Readyville; Children, Craig Hayes of Readyville & Sheron & John Brothers of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren, Faith Hayes of Chattanooga, Allie, & Garrison Brothers of Murfreesboro; Siblings, Buddy Hayes of Burt & Helen Davenport of Woodbury; Sister-in-law, Joyce Trail of Manchester; Brother-in-law, Charles Perry of Manchester. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Hayes & Lillian LeFevers Downing; and son, Byron Hayes. Mr. Hayes was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and a general foreman at Samsonite for 33 years. He was most importantly a family man and also a sports enthusiast. He also loved his antique cars. Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup & Bro. Daniel Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 PM to 8 PM Saturday, February 6, 2016. Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311,

  • Janis Martin

    Thursday, 4 February 2016

    Janis Marie Trail Martin, age 74, of Smyrna, TN, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. A native of Woodbury, TN, she was preceded in death by her parents, James H. and Elsie M. Burks Trail; husband, Alfred Martin; son, Michael Alfred Martin; brothers, Jim and Cecil Trail; and sister-in-law, Gerry Trail.

    Funeral Services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Brother Tony Holt will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

    Mrs. Martin is survived by her daughter, Tori Cliff and her husband Brad of Jackson, TN; sons, Rick Martin and his wife Kathie of Murfreesboro, TN and David Scott Martin of Smyrna, TN; grandchildren, Jessica O’Neill and her husband Jim, Blake Wolf, Brittney Brothers and her husband Matt, Brad Alexander Cliff II, Kalis Cliff, Amiriyah Cliff, and Zhanae’ Box; great grandchildren, Drake Churchill, Noah Churchill, Wyatt Martin Brothers, and Evelyn Jean O’Neill; sister, Debbie Cox and her husband Mike; brother, John Trail; and sister-in-law, Brenda Trail.

    Mrs. Martin was a member of North Boulevard Church of Christ and Smyrna Church of Christ. She took deep passion in crocheting and painting but her greatest pride was loving on and taking care of her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
    Family will serve as pallbearers.

    Memorials in memory of Mrs. Martin may be made to Special Kids at 2208 E. Main Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

    Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel.

  • Margaret Preston

    Wednesday, 3 February 2016

    Margaret Inglis Preston, 91, passed away Monday, February 2, 2016 at Dekalb St. Thomas hospital.  She was a native of Cannon Co.

    She is survived by her children, Helen Preston of Smithville, Donald (Donna) Preston of Woodbury; Russell (Kay) Preston of Manchester, Regina (Wayne) Pack of Smithville, Terry Preston of Woodbury, Charles (Kathy) Preston of Woodbury, David (Jackie) Preston of Beech Grove; Sister, Sarah Crowell of Scottsville, KY; 12 Grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Meda Melton Inglis; husband, James M. Preston; Grandson, Jimmy Preston; Granddaughter, Margaret Virginia Preston; brother, James Inglis & Lavaun Moulton.

    Ms. Preston was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress from Colonial and Valdor.  She enjoyed going to church, vegetable and flower gardening and canning.  Most of all she loved being a wife and mother.

    Funeral services will be 1 pm Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. John Robinson & Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Amity Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from  4 pm until 8 pm Wednesday, February 03, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cannon Co. Child Advocacy Center

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