Obituaries

  • Jesse Miller

    Tuesday, 6 September 2016

    Jesse James Miller, 71, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 following an extended illness.  He was a native of Cannon Co., Tn.    
    He is survived by his wife, Diane Todd Miller of Woodbury; Children, Jeremy Miller and Jessica Miller both of Woodbury; Granddaughters:  Alexis, Madison & Brooke Garza all of Woodbury; Siblings:  Fannie (Floyd) Gannon, Ruby Allred, Mary Stone and Dottie Ross all of Woodbury, Sarah (Carl Ray) Mathis of Centertown, Lorene Holland of Morrison, Raymond (Elizabeth) Miller of Bradyville; Sister-in-law:  Ida Miller of Manchester; Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles
    Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, George & Pauline Mathis Miller and 3 brothers, William, Edgar & Jerry Wayne Miller.
    He was a member of the Church of Christ and worked at Carrier for 12 ½ years.  Jesse did farm work and repaired lawnmowers in his spare time.  He also loved to put out a garden.
    Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Barker officiating.  Interment will follow in the Thyatira Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 11 am until 9 pm Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Leo Parker

    Saturday, 3 September 2016

    Mr. Leo Parker, 96, of Woodbury passed away at his home surrounded by his family on September 1, 2016.  He was born on July 18, 1920.  His parents were the late Fred Moore Parker and Laura Simmons Parker.  He was also preceded in death by his wife Juanita Burks Parker; siblings, Lydia Parker McCullough, Mamie Parker Owens, Algie Parker Bush, Garrett Parker, Leamon Parker, Beacher Parker, Lessie Parker, Leonard Parker and Clyde Parker and two son-in-laws, Dorris Davenport and Rexton Campbell.
     
    He is survived by his two daughters, Carole Parker (Eugene) Davenport and Kay Parker Campbell both of Woodbury; two grandchildren, Kim Davenport and Lee (Donna) Campbell; four great grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Bratcher, John (Sarah) Blair, Wesley Campbell, and Bradley Campbell; four great-great grandchildren, Ty Bratcher, Kylie Bratcher, Brent Lee Hobbs, and Gannon Wells; well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
     
    Mr. Leo was born and raised in the Parker Hill community. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during WWII on the USS Nassau aircraft carrier.  He received the WWII Victory Medal for his honorable service.  Following his military service, he came home and worked for Armour Creamory and Camp Forrest.  During his life he was a faithful and dedicated member of the Woodbury Church of Christ.  Mr. Leo was a well-known building contractor, developer, and realtor.  He began building homes in the late 1940’s.  Later he and his son-in-law, Dorris, formed a partnership.  Together they developed and built all the houses in Beaverdam Subdivision except, five.  They had a good reputation for well-built homes.  Over the years they built numerous other homes in Cannon County and the surrounding areas.  He and his wife, Juanita, also owned and operated Leo Parker Real Estate. 
     
    He and Juanita loved to travel in their RV.  They visited every state in the United States except for Alaska.  After she passed away he went to Alaska.  He enjoyed going deep sea fishing and fresh water fishing.  He always had a love and talent for music and after Juanita’s passing he picked his guitar back up.  He loved to get together with good friends and play.  The love for music gave him a reason to travel to different locations and listen to music.  Many people loved him for his good humor and friendly personality.  He was well thought of by people in the community.  He was much loved and will be missed terribly by his loving family.  “He has left a big hole in all our lives!”
     
    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 4-8 pm.  Funeral services will be Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Herb Alsup and Daniel Hayes will officiate.  Interment will be in Riverside Garden.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Woodbury Church of Christ for Mission Work.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home 615-563-5337

  • Ray Campbell

    Friday, 2 September 2016

    Ray Carthon Campbell, age 91, of Woodbury, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at TriStar Summit Medical Center.  He was a native of Davidson Co.
    Survivors include his daughter, Betty Campbell (Houston) Little of Brentwood; Grandson, Trey (Kathryn) Little of Brentwood; Granddaughters, Leigh Shelly (J.P.) of Dallas, TX & Samantha (Nick) Martin of Hermitage.He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Dutton Campbell; parents, Ray & Nettie Davenport Campbell; and sister, Leola Walkup.Mr. Campbell was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and a former member of Donelson Church of Christ.  He was a veteran of the Navy where he served in World War II. 
    Mr. Campbell was also a self-employed Certified Public AccountantFamily Graveside Services will be at 6 PM Friday, September 2, 2016 at Riverside Cemetery with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Melvin Green

    Thursday, 1 September 2016

    Mr. Melvin Green, 68, of Woodbury passed away on August 31, 2016.  He was born on September 12, 1947 in Woodbury, TN.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Cecil Green and Thelma Ruth Messick Green and by five brothers, Junior Green, Billy Green, Marvin Green, Don Green, and Jimmy Green.
     
    He is survived by his wife Phyllis Parker Green; son, Greg Green(Tammy) of Woodbury; sisters, Ruby Velasco of Murfreesboro, Betty (Tom) Grissom of Woodbury, Melba Emptage of California, Joyce (Jim) Burns of Murfreesboro and Peggy (Barry) Sain of Manchester; also by mother-in-law, Bea Parker and brother and sister-in-law, James and Barbara Perry; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
     
    He was a retired employee of International Paper.  He enjoyed gardening, working on cars, and helping family and friends.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 9-11 am.  A graveside service will follow at 11:30 at Cherry Cemetery.  Steven Smith will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  Contact Smith Funeral Home if you would like a donation card made for the family.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Ralph Davenport

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Ralph Shipp Davenport, 63, of Suffield, husband of the late Pamela Davenport, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016. Born on February 1, 1953 in Woodbury, Tennessee, to late Clarence and Georgia (Shipp) Davenport, one of nine children, moving to Suffield 20 years ago.

    Ralph was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He was employed at FexEx shipping & handling departments and also owned and operated The Claybrook Landscaping Company.

    Ralph was an avid golfer, and an active participant of the VFW Landry Sic post #9544.

    He was a loving father who is survived by three children, Taylor, Connor, and Olivia Davenport, all of Suffield; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Walz and her husband John of Long Island, NY, and Miriam Governale of Long Island, NY; brother-in-law, Charles Horn and his wife Cathy of Long Island, NY; five brothers, Melvin (Linda) Davenport, Thad Davenport, Lynn Davenport, Bobby (Kathleen) all of Woodbury, TN  and C.W.(Linda) Davenport of Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Judy (James) Norrell of Hill City, GA, and many nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by his wife, Pam, his parents and a sister, Mary Frances McFerrin, Freddie Davenport and Wayne Davenport.

    The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, August, 30 at 10:00AM at The Heritage Funeral Home 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield; burial will follow with military honors in West Suffield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, August 29 from 5:00-7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Davenport Children Fund, c/o First National Bank of Suffield, 30 Bridge Street, Suffield, CT 06078. For online condolences visit, www.suffieldfuneralhome.com

  • Bobby Mingle Sr.

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Bobby Gene Mingle, Sr., 71, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 at Woodbury Health & Rehab.  He was a native of Cannon Co., Tn.
    He is survived by his children,  John (Becky) Mingle of Rock Island, Felisa (Steven) Coppinger of Woodbury, Bobby (Priscilla) Mingle, Jr. of Gassaway & Billy (Donna) Mingle of Woodbury; Grandchildren:  Nickki Mingle (Joey), Brittany Mingle, Dustin (Samantha) Mingle, Justin (Ashley) Mingle, Nathan (Christina) Mingle, Dalton Stewart, Dakota Gilmore, Candace (Will) Bell, Dalton Coppinger, Cheyenne Fann (Seth), Hagen Fann; Great Grandchildren:  Zoie Mingle, Matthew Mingle, Matthew Clark, Elijah Bell and Jeffery Mingle
    Bobby was preceded by his parents, John Ricey Mingle & Nancy Paralee Milligan Mingle; Wife, Drama Paulette “Mammie” Mingle; Siblings, Billie K. Mingle and James Lewis Mingle.
    He was a member of the Clear Fork United Methodist Church and was a truck driver.
    Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 at Clear Fork United Methodist Church with Bro. Bobby Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 pm until 9 pm Wednesday August 31, 2016 at Woodbury Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Shelah Curtis

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Shelah Donald "Donnie" Curtis, age 68, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Vanderbilt Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon County.
    Survivors include his wife, Iretta Miller Curtis of Woodbury; son and daughter-in-law, Kelly & Jessica Curtis of Woodbury; 3 Grandchildren, Cameron (Hailey) Curtis of Woodbury, Ada, & Audrey Curtis of Woodbury; Brother, Randy (Barbara) Curtis of Woodbury; Sisters-in-law, Dorothy Norris of Murfreesboro, Vennita Davis of Alexandria, & Helen Hall Miller of Woodbury; and Brother-in-law, Billy Francis of Woodbury.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Don & Ruth Jetton Curtis; brother- & sister-in-law, Wrelv & Helen Mears; and brother-in-law, Jr. Miller.
    Mr. Curtis was a member of the Center Hill Brethren in Christ Church and was a mechanic and truck driver. He loved his wife and friends the most.  He also enjoyed old cars, tractors, and semi-trucks.
    Funeral services will be 4 PM Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Steffee & Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow at Wood Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the funeral home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Charles Brandon

    Sunday, 28 August 2016

    Mr. Charles Winston Brandon, 90, was born on January 17, 1926 to Charles Winston and Helen Lavender Brandon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who preceded him in death.  He is survived by his loving wife Martha Dillon Brandon, two daughters, Martha Lynn Brandon and Julie Ann (Johnny) Barnes and one son, Charles Winston (Wendy) Brandon, III, seven grandchildren, Jonas (Beth) Denny and Seth Denny, Ann Denny (Ed) Karl, Brandon Wood and Bennett (Julie) Wood, Winston Taylor Brandon and Annabelle Brandon; six great-grandchildren, John Luke Denny and Amanda Denny, Steven Ligon, Grace Denny, Caleb Denny and Waylon Wood.
     
    Charlie graduated from Central High School in Jackson, MS.  He joined the Air Force during World War II and returned to finish his education at Millsap’s College in Jackson and the University of Alabama, receiving the Master’s Degree in 1952.  He entered the life insurance business with Connecticut Mutual/Mass Mutual where he stayed until his retirement in 2008.  He received his Chartered Life Underwriter Degree in 1959 and later Chartered Financial Consultant Degree.  He was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, The Estate Planning Council, National Association of Life Underwriters, Chartered Life Underwriters, serving as President of both, the National ELIF Award (Exceptional Level of Insurance in Force) with Connecticut Mutual.
     
    Charlie was a long time member of Otter Creek Church of Christ serving as a Deacon, Elder, Adult Sunday School Teacher and active in starting the AGAPE (Advancement, Guidance, Aid, Placement, Empathy) 1967, serving as first Chairman of the Board.
     
    He was a member of Richland Country Club where he played golf and tennis.  He also enjoyed playing chess and bridge.
     
    A celebration of his life will be held at the Otter Creek Church 409 Franklin Rd., Nashville, TN on Monday, August 29, 2015 with visitation from 4-6 pm.  Private burial at Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury, TN. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to AGAPE, 455 Trousdale, Nashville, TN 37204 or Alive Hospice.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Vernon Campbell

    Saturday, 27 August 2016

    Vernon Wade Campbell, age 83 of Woodbury, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2016 at his home.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    Survivors include his son, Larry (Vicky) Campbell of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Tabitha (Cody) Bogle of Woodbury and Terry (Dana) Campbell of Manchester; Sister, Joyce C. Parker of Woodbury; and Great Grandchildren, Dominick A. Campbell, Calvin Wade Bogle, and Chloe Jean Bogle.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jean Spry Campbell; and parents, Clark & Alpha Duggin Campbell.
    Mr. Campbell was a member of the Protestant Church and served in the Army.  He retired from Carrier Corporation where he was a purchasing agent.
    Graveside services will be 9 AM Monday, August 29, 2016 at Riverside Cemetery with Bro. Daniel Hayes officiating.
    At Mr. Campbell's request, there will be no visitation.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adams Memorial Library or the charity of your choice.
     

  • Paul Reed

    Wednesday, 24 August 2016

    Paul L. Reed, age 96, died on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at his home. He was born and grew up in the Curlee community, became a member of the Curlee Church of Christ at an early age and attended church there for many years. He attended Woodbury Church of Christ in his later years.  He was a farmer, Tennessee Farm Bureau insurance agent, and co-founder of Paul L. Reed Furniture Company.  He was a good Christian, husband, father and friend and an honest man in all of his dealings.
             
    He was preceded in death by his wife Rhea Brandon Reed, his parents Robert and Myrtis Lee Reed, sisters Ruby Gutierrez, Rhea Spooner and Dorothy Elam.
     
    He is survived by four children:  Judy (John) Durkin, Patsy (John) Holden, Betty (Donald) Conn, and Michael (Carol) Reed; grandchildren: Tara Holden (Lea) Murphy, Brent Holden, Ryan Reed and Hayley Reed (Josh) Rooker; step-grandchildren: Alisha Bryant Day and Bart Bryant; great grandchildren: Maggie and Conner Murphy; step- great grandchildren: Dylan, Zack and Evelyn Day and Elanor Bryant; sister Elsie Dean Scott of Cincinnati, Ohio; cousin Frankie Goins, and sister-in-law Mina Lewis.
     
    Funeral services will be held at the Smith Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 26 and interment at the Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Thursday, August 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
     
    Memorial donations can be made to the Curlee Church of Christ, Readyville, TN; Woodbury Church of Christ or Adams Memorial Library in Woodbury, TN.  Please contact the Smith Funeral Home in Woodbury for information.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

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