Obituaries

  • Teddy Powers

    Friday, 1 August 2014

    Teddy Lafayette Powers, 70, died Friday, August 01, 2014, at Vanderbilt Hospital.  He was a native of Henderson Co., Tn.
    He is survived by his children,  Ruth Ann (Jeffery) Weir of Henderson, J.T. (Gina) Powers of Lexington, Steve (Misty) Powers of Auburntown; 8 Grandchildren: Shonna Wilson, Jolinda Bivens, Courtney Powers, Kerina Maness, Cindy Millinder, Caleb Maness, Michael Prince, Ethan Powers; Siblings, Wilma Blair of Smithville, Rachel Duck of Dyer, Robert “Bobby” Powers, John Powers, Mark Powers and David Powers all of Arkansas. Also surviving are 13 great-grandchildren. 
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Tary Andrew & Lou Willie Wyatt Powers; his wife, Mary Elizabeth “Tiny” Powers; siblings, Elisabeth Mitchell, Imogene Dodd and Steve Powers and his granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth Powers.
    He was a member of the Shiloh Baptist and Forklift Driver at Sherman & Dixie. 
    Funeral Services will be 4 pm Sunday, August 3, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Nichols and Bro. John Powers officiating. Pallbearers:  Ethan Powers, Caleb Maness, Michael Prince, Greg Hayes, Bobby Bobo, Richie Wilson and Timmy Baines. Interment will follow in the Odom Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 8:30 PM Saturday, August 2, 2014.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Mary Davis

    Friday, 1 August 2014

    Name   Mary M. Davenport Davis                                                              Age: 85
    Date Died: Thursday, July 31, 2014                               Where:  Vanderbilt Hospital
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., Tn.
    Survivors:  3 Children:  A. Dean Davis Nichols of Auburntown, Judy A. Davis Powell & Thomas J. Davis both of Woodbury
    9 Grandchildren: Pamela (Tim) Cunningham, Patti (Phillip) Shook, Michael (Amanda) Nichols, Johnny (Misty) Powell, Julie Powell, Jamie (Brad) Morgan, Kimberly (Ken) Jones, Lisa Davis, Thomas (Tracy) Davis.
    Also surviving are 18 great-grandchildren and a special niece, Louise Mayo.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Sammy & Callie Jones Davenport; her husband, Thomas E. (N.) Davis; son, Russell Dale Davis; son-in-law, Jerry Powell; and daughter-in-law, Ellen Sadler Davis.
    Mary co-owned and operated Davis’ Service Station for 27 years. She loved making white oak baskets, and she and her husband, N., made oak chairs and rockers. She was also a house-wife for many years. Mary loved her children and grandchildren and working in her garden and flowers. She was a member of the Center Hill Baptist Church.
     
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home        When:  11:00 am, Sat., 8/2/2014
    Minister: Bro. Greg Mitchell                          Interment: Riverside Gardens
    Visitation: 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, August 1, 2014
    Pallbearers:  Tim Cunningham, Michael Nichols, Ken Jones, Johnny Powell, Randall Davis, Thomas Davis.
    Honorary Pallbearers: Harold Patrick and Buddy Davenport.

  • Larry Taylor

    Thursday, 31 July 2014

    Mr. Larry W. Taylor, 48, of Woodbury passed away July 31, 2014.  He was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey on August 14, 1965.  He was preceded in death by his father, Merrick Taylor; twin brother, Gary Taylor and by a brother, Newton Wright.

    He is survived by his mother, Marydella Taylor of Woodbury; two sons, Matthew Taylor and Ryan Taylor both of Woodbury; two daughters, Ashley Taylor of Woodbury and Lacey Taylor of Manchester;  four sisters, Sheila Holt, Pam Cawthorn, Sharee Seiffert and Lorrie (Russ) Vogle all of Woodbury; five grandchildren, Taylor, Dylan, Jaylynn, Braylynn and Harper and also survived by several nieces and nephews.  

    Larry worked as a truck driver for many years.  He drove for Weaver’s, Clark and other companies.  He loved to do anything outdoors.  He spent time hunting, fishing, camping and frog gigging when he could find a good spot.  Larry was the kind of person that liked to have a good time where ever he was.  His dog Bandit was one of his best little buddies.  

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 10-12 PM.  Graveside services will be held following visitation at Riverside Cemetery.  Greg Mitchell will officiate.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
     

  • Owen Brown

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014

    Owen Howard Brown, stillborn son of Brandon & Crystal Dutton Brown of Murfreesboro, died: Friday, July 25, 2014 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. 
    In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Brayden & Zachary Brown of Portageville, NY; grandparents: Walter & Janet Burdick Dutton of Bradyville, Lucinda Mayer and Bill Wittmeyer of Bliss, NY., Rusty & Robin Brown of Murfreesboro; great grandparents: Rose Burdick of Bradyville, Polly Mitchell of Lebanon, Pete & Pat Mayer of North Ft. Myers, FL.; Uncles and Aunts: Nick Dutton of Bradyville, Mike Brown of Perry, NY., Jen Brown of Hornell, NY., and Barb Brown of Hermitage, NY.
    Funeral Services will be 11 am, Fri., August 01, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Cherry Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Friday, Aug. 01, 2014.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home for expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Dwayne Johnson

    Sunday, 27 July 2014

    Mr. Dwayne Johnson, 54, of Woodbury passed away on July 25, 2014.  He was born on May 17, 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  His parents were the late Paul Johnson and Joyce Faye Brummett Johnson.  He is also preceded in death by two sons, Jeffery Johnson and Dwayne Johnson, Jr., a granddaughter, Jordan Johnson and his grandmother who raised him, Sybil Brummett.
    He is survived by his wife of over thirty years, Donna Johnson of Woodbury; a son, Jeremy & Kathy Johnson of Woodbury; four grandchildren, Dillon Howell, Nevaeh Miller, Dawson Miller and Jaria Johnson; two step-grandchildren, Katelyn Bucey and Christina Bucey; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a close friend and co-worker, David Lindeman.
    Mr. Johnson spent some of his early life growing up in Woodbury.  He later moved to Indiana with his parents.  Dwayne’s mother died when he was thirteen.  His grandmother helped raise him from that time forward.  He met and married his high school sweetheart Donna while in Indiana.  They stayed together through thick and thin.  Dwayne always held fond memories of Woodbury.  He decided to move back with his family in the early 90’s.  He and Donna owned and operated Johnson’s Painting.  He also drove a tractor trailer for a few years.  Dwayne enjoyed vegetable gardening, flower gardening and keeping his lawn neat.  His family and friends said he had a green thumb.  He also loved to have cookouts at home.  He loved to keep everybody laughing with jokes and pulling pranks.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 3-8 PM.  Funeral services will be on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11 AM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Interment will be in Riverside Gardens.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to assist with funeral expenses.  Contact Smith Funeral Home to make a donation.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • James Schoen

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014

    Name:   James Edward Schoen                                             Age:  74
    Date Died: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Birthplace:  Altamont, South Dakota
    Survivors:  Wife:  Judy Schoen, wife of 53 years
    2 Sons:  James M. Schoen (Wanda) of Lebanon; Edward L. Schoen of Woodbury
    Siblings:    Stephen Lancin of Henderson; June Henry of Romulus, MI; Gerald (Linda) Schoen of Boring, OR; Geraldine (Tony) of Bryan, TX
    Grandchildren: Lance (Ashley) Schoen of Murfreesboro; Celia (David) Bernheisel of Raleigh, NC; Kayla Schoen of Woodbury; Spencer Schoen of Woodbury
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Schoen and Verna Hilton Schoen Johnson; sisters, Lenora Mae Schoen & Thelma Creasap Thorpe; and several nephews
    Mr. Schoen was a member of Harvest View Church.  He was a retired Tool and Die maker, teacher, and farmer.  He was also a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of American Legion Post 279 in Woodbury.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When:  2:00 pm Friday 7/18/2014
    Minister:  Bro. Derrick Hartley                                                  Interment:  Riverside Gardens
    Visitation: 3 to 9 PM Thurs 7/17/2014
              To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Michael Witty

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014

     

     
    Name:   Michael Lynn Witty                                             Age:  57
    Date Died: Monday, July 14, 2014
    Birthplace:  Muncie, IN
    Survivors:  Wife:  Cheryl Ann Lincoln Witty of Morrison
    Parents:  Alvie Joe & Evelyn Graham Witty of Morrison
    Children:  Ashley Nicole Witty (Keith) Brown of Christiana; Jeremy Lincoln (Chesney) Witty of Morrison
    Brothers:  Brian (Dawn) Witty of Morrison; Lewis (Victoria) Duvall of Hillsboro
    Grandchildren: Landon Cade Brown, Ashton Witty, Analyn Brown, Cadence Witty, & Tucker Witty
    Mother-in-law:  Martha Ann Lincoln of Morrison
    Father-in-law:  the Late Gerald Dean Lincoln of Morrison
    Sisters-in-law: Debbie (Jim) Montrose of Westland, MI; Cindy (Jeff) Mathews of Gregory, MI; Kimberly (Joe) Sefcovic of Monroe, MI
    Also, several nieces, nephews, cousins, & friends.
    Mr. Witty was a member of Plainview Baptist Church.  He was a technician at General Mills for 21 years and a truck driver at Colonial Corp., and Weaver Transport.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When:  11:00 AM Friday July 18, 2014
    Minister:  Bro. Charlie Heath & Bro. Al Bugg             
    Visitation: 2 to 8 PM Thurs. & Friday 8 AM til time of service
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation & Sarah Cannon Cancer Center
              To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • David Reed

    Monday, 14 July 2014

    Name   David Eugene Reed                                                       Age: 58
    Date Died: Sunday, July 13, 2014              Where:  Stones River Hospital E/R
    Birthplace: Rutherford Co., Tn.
    Survivors:  Wife:  Lisa Smith Reed of Auburntown
    Son: Brandon (Dwinna) Reed of Auburntown
    2 Step Sons:  Zachary & Alex Davenport both of Murfreesboro
    2 Grandsons:  Memphis & Maddox Reed of Auburntown
    Parents:   Eugene & Christine Hill Reed of Milton
    2 Brothers:  Phillip (Terry) Reed of Milton and Joe (Cherrie Lynn) Reed of Auburntown
    Sister:  Angie Deberry of Murfreesboro
    Father-in-law & Mother-in-law:  Ted & Cathy Smith of Centertown
    Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.
    David was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church, a farmer and owner of David Reed’s Bush Hogging.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home        When:  2:00 pm, Wed. 7/16/2014
    Minister: Bro. Greg Mitchell                          Interment: Milton Cemetery
    Visitation: 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Pallbearers:  Tim Dutton, Ernie Brown, Marty Williams, Mark Duggin, John Francis, Matthew, Jeremy and Ethan Reed
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

  • Helen Alexander

    Sunday, 13 July 2014

    Helen Marie West Alexander died Saturday July 12, 2014 at her Cannon County home. A native and lifelong resident of Cannon County, Helen was born May 24, 1923, the eldest daughter of the late Cling and Lena Todd West.  She was born in a two-room house on her grandfather Forrest West’s farm in the old 8th Civil District, now known as the East Side community.  In her later years she made her home living on a farm in the Readyville community.  Helen was a member of the New Hope Church of Christ, a graduate of Woodbury High School, and received a B.S. degree in education from Middle Tennessee State University. 
     
    During World War II she worked as a payroll clerk for Tennessee Eastman in Oak Ridge.  She was active in the sports program there, including basketball, softball, and tennis.  After leaving Oak Ridge, she spent eleven years teaching and coaching elementary and high school basketball at Sanders Fork and Auburntown in Cannon County.  She left the teaching profession in 1959 to accept a recreation therapist position with the Physical and Medical Rehabilitation Service at the Alvin C. York Veterans Administration Medical Center in Murfreesboro.  She retired after 30 years of service to her farm in Readyville.  Until her passing she stayed here and enjoyed being surrounded by family, caring friends, and neighbors. 
     
    She is survived by her sister Ruth West Pugh of Gassaway along with many nephews, nieces, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Milton Alexander, her father Cling West, her mother Lena Todd West, sisters, Wavil Bush and Dorothy Earls, brothers Jack D. and W C West, and nephews James Terry Bush and Tommy Pugh.
     
    Funeral services will be 10 AM Tuesday, July 15 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Howard Knox, Jr. and Bro. Oren Hicks officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 PM Monday. Nephews will serve as pallbearers, honorary pallbearers will be members of New Hope Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Diabetes Assoc., The Alzheimer’s Assoc., and The Pulmonary Fibrosis Assoc. c/o Woodbury Funeral Home.
    www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Laura Mathis

    Thursday, 10 July 2014

    Laura Armilda Haley Mathis, 76, passed away on July 9, 2014 in Paducah, KY.  She was a native of Cannon Co., TN. and was the daughter of the late Charles Haley & Vera McDougal Haley.
    Funeral services will be 11 am Saturday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Williams officiating.  Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, July 11, 2014. 
    She is survived by her husband, J. Lynwood Mathis of Paducah; her children, Laura Lynn (Roger) Thompson of Paducah, David C. (Reina) Mathis of Murfreesboro, and Timothy Todd (Pam) Mathis of Cathedral City, CA.; her sister, Joyce Faye Houston of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Micah (Gabriela) Thompson, Mallory Lynne Thompson, Miles (Meredith) Thompson, Kimberly Renee (Tim) Brooks, Haley Elizabeth Mathis, Sarah Lynn Mathis, Jamison Lynn Mathis, William Chandler Mathis, Adam (Brenda) Smith, Dylan Smith and Hannah Smith.  Also surviving are her great grandchildren, Ila & Lorel Brooks, Harper Smith & Owen Smith.
    Armilda was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ in Metropolis, IL., where her husband is the minister. She served as his secretary in ministry for many years in various locations.  With a serving heart, she led the effort to make hundreds of dresses for little girls in other countries, donated bears for traumatized children and made foot crème and foot wear for nursing home residents.  She taught classes to younger women on how to be better wives and mothers. She also taught people how to quilt and started quilting programs in numerous locations.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

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