Obituaries

  • James Harrison "Hal" Larimer

    Tuesday, 17 June 2014

    James Harrison Larimer affectionately known as Hal passed away peacefully June 16, 2014 at the age of 94 with his wife by his side. To many others he was known simply as Pa. Pa is such a small word but he gave it more meaning than those two letters can hold. His story began in Erwin, Tennessee where he was born March 7, 1920 to his parents Harry and Coy Croley Larimer. It was his skill as a bass fiddle player that brought him to Woodbury. He met and married his first wife Iris Womack and had a son, Joe Evans Larimer. They both preceded him in death. After trying a career in the grocery business, Hal bought his way into the funeral business with Woodbury Funeral Home. This is where he made a memorable legacy in this world. He may have carried you or someone you know home from the hospital when they were born. He may have transported some of you by ambulance to a hospital because ambulance driving was part of his service. Many of you have had the privilege of having his loving, comforting ways to help you send your loved ones to their final resting place. This was only one of Hal's many gifts to this world. He will be greatly missed by all those who were lucky enough to call him husband, father, son, brother, grandfather or friend
    Hal was also preceded in death by siblings; Ed Larimer, Margaret Larimer, E. B. Kemp and Faye Bunch. He is survived by his wife Lois Gilley Larimer. Two granddaughters; Tracie (Orland) Wolford of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Missie Brown of Woodbury. Three great grandchildren; Ivy Womack and Joe Womack of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Olivia Wolford of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Two brothers; Louie Larimer of Makakalo Beach, Hawaii and Wayne Larimer of Mobile, Alabama. Two stepsons; Kenny (Debbie) Gilley and Bob Gilley of Woodbury, Tennessee; Step-Grandchildren, Korie Gilley Aycock, John Gilley, Rebecca Gilley Alexander, Katie Gilley, Emily Gilley and Nicole Hogg; Step Great Grandchildren, Hunter, Luke, Hayden, Delaney, Mason, Camden and Colt
    A member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and the Woodbury Lions Club.
    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2 pm Thursday with Bro. Herb Alsup and Bro. Billy Smith officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 2 pm - 8 pm. For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to Riverside Gardens Cemetery or Short Mtn. Bible Camp %Woodbury Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., Woodbury, TN.  37190. 615-563-2311.

  • Doyle Sadler

    Monday, 16 June 2014

    Rev. William Doyle Sadler, 79, of Murfreesboro passed from this life to be with his Heavenly Father, Sunday, June 15, 2014.  He was born August 11, 1934 and raised on the family farm in Cannon County to the late Taft and Marie Simmons Sadler.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, June Sissom Sadler and four children, Ted (Marina) Sadler, Brenda (Dr. James) Spurlock, Stephen (Catherine) Sadler and Pamela Sadler Strickland all of Murfressboro; Also survived by nine grandchildren, Lori (Kevin) Carver, Lyndsey Grisham, Dr. Holly (Jared) Blankenship, Ashley (Alex) Neusse, Marc Finney, Hope Strickland, Caleb Strickland, Reed Sadler and Grant Sadler and 7 great-grandchildren.  Brother Sadler has three surviving siblings, James & John  Sadler both of Woodbury and Fay Huddleston of Lebanon. 

     

    As an ordained minister of the Free Methodist Church of North America, Bro. Sadler served 12 years as the pastor of the First Free Methodist Church of Smyrna.  He left there to found the West Main Mission in Murfreesboro where he served until retirement.  He continued after his retirement from pastoral ministry as an evangelist in the Southeastern United States.  He was also active in the Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity.  Doyle was a 1954 graduate of Cannon Co. High School.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Master of Theology from Pacific Western University.  During retirement, he pursued his hobbies of woodworking, fishing and gardening where he received his Master Gardener Certificate through the UT Agricultural Extension Dept.

     

    Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 pm until 9 pm at Woodbury Funeral Home 504 W. Main St., Woodbury, TN. and Wednesday at First Free Methodist Church, 1819 Bradyville Pike Murfreesboro, Tn.  37130 from 11 am until 2 pm with funeral services immediately following.  Bro. Charlie Heath and Bro. Glen Pots will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery.

     

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Habitat for Humanity %Woodbury Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St. Woodbury, Tn.  37190, 615-563-2311.  To leave online condolences for the family, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

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  • Leonard Young

    Monday, 16 June 2014

    Leonard George Young, age 95, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Adams Place Healthcare. He was a native of Cannon County and had lived in Rutherford County for the past fifty years. Leonard served as an elder for Smith Grove Church of Christ and Minerva Drive Church of Christ and was a self employed barber.
     
    Leonard was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Alberta Davenport Young; son, Jimmy Wade Young; parents, Calvin and Sarah Catherine Scott Young and two brothers, Houston and Dalton Young. He is survived by his son Roy (Virginia) Young of Hermitage, TN; daughter, Martha (Clyde) McCollough of Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Naomi Young Freidman of Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and several nephews.
     
    The funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Jennings & Ayers Chapel with Ron Harper officiating. Burial will follow the chapel service in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Scholarship Fund, Salem Creek Church of Christ; P.O. Box 332067, Murfreesboro, TN 37133-2067.
     
    Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 P.M. until  8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN  37130; 615-893-2422. Please leave condolences
     

  • Truitt Parker

    Sunday, 15 June 2014

    Truitt Parker, 78 of Statesville, TN. passed away from this life Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Dekalb Community Hospital in Smithville, TN.  Truitt was born September 8, 1935 to the late Berle & Mallie B. Herman Parker.

     

    Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 17 at Prosperity Baptist Church at 2 pm with Bro. Leonard Herman officiating.  Burial will follow at Prosperity Cemetery.  The family will greet friends from 1 pm – 9 pm on Monday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 9 am until 12 noon at Woodbury Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue at Prosperity Baptist Church from 1 pm until time of service. 

     
    Truitt was a farmer and retired employee of the Tennessee Farmer’s Co-Op in LaVergne, Tn.  He was a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Truitt was preceded in death by his precious wife of 58 years,  Betty Ann Gannon Parker; daughter, Teresa Gail Parker; Sister, Freda Rose Parker; brother, Billy Parker; Brothers-in-law, Houston Thomas, Jackie Gannon and James Watlington.
    Truitt was known by his family and friends for his sweet reserve, sense of humor and enduring love for his family.  He will be sorely missed by those left behind who called him Daddy, Pa, Brother and friend.  He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Bobby & Paulette Parker of Gassaway, Kerry & JeriAnn Parker of Liberty and Ronnie & Alice Parker of Statesville; 7 grandchildren:  Rachel (Jay) Steinhauer, Kayla (Jon) Addis, Jessica, Allen and Victoria Parker, Justin & Billy Parker; 3 Great Grandchildren: Kayleisha and Ke’shawn Parker and Baylee Addis; Siblings: Jerry (Susan) Parker, Phyllis (Bobby) Young and Betty Watlington; Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law: Faye Thomas, Floyd (Fannie) Gannon, Lloyd (Barbara) Gannon, Lonnie (Pat) Gannon, Wade (Judy) Gannon; Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave your condolences www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Henry Grizzle

    Thursday, 12 June 2014

    Henry Glenn Grizzle, 78, of Murfreesboro, TN., passed away on June 10, 2014.  A native of Liberty, TN., he was the son of the late Homer Roy and Minnie Ann Grizzle.  He was also preceded in death by his wife Billie Parker Grizzle and his three brothers, Clifton, Albert and James Hoyte Grizzle.

     

    Mr. Grizzle is survived by his son, Scotty (Sarah) Grizzle of Woodbury and daughter, Glenna Davis of Nashville; sister, Elizabeth McGee; grandchildren, Hunter, Dallas, Slade and Sadey Grizzle and Parker Davis; and many nieces and nephews.

     

    Mr. Grizzle was a kind, gentle, loving and strong son, husband, father, grandfather and individual.  He enjoyed dancing and skating in his youth and constantly being outdoors with nature and animals. His determination in the face of hardship and his love of life, family and friends were an inspiration to all.  He was a member of the Masons of Tennessee and he retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority as a Heavy Equipment Superintendent. 

     

    Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Hale Cemetery in the Pea Ridge Community, Cannon Co.  Brother Leonard Herman will officiate. 

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Charlie Moss

    Monday, 9 June 2014

    Charlie H. Moss, 69, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Woodbury Health Care following an extended illness.  He was a native of Rutherford Co.
    He is survived by his sister: Cathy Smithson of Woodbury; Aunts & Uncle:  Gladys Moss of Woodbury, Lillie Todd of Murfreesboro and James Hoyte Harris of Paris, IL.; Sisters-in-law: Christine Alford, Carolyn Moss, Jeanette Moss & Linda Moss all of Woodbury; Nieces and Nephews: David (Teresa) Moss, Connie Reed, Anita (Danny) Parton, Ronald (Terrie) Moss, Elizabeth Moss, James Moss, Sherry (Chad) Hayes, Rhonda (Edward) Carlton Tenna (Keith) Young and Roy (Treva) Moss. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews
    Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Youree Moss and Thelma Harris Bernal; Stepfather, Sam Bernal; brothers, Don, Gene, Jimmy & Roy Moss and nephew, Greg Smithson.
    He was a member of the Church of Christ. Charlie loved to sit on the porch and wave at everyone that passed on Lockes Creek Rd.  He also loved to listen to the radio where he would listen to Country Music for hours, listen to the Grand Ole Opry and the Swap & Shop.
    Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Wed.,06/11/14 with  Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday, June 10, 2014.  Pallbearers include Ronald, James, Roy & David Moss, Cody Hayes and Andy Jordan.

  • Maggie McDaniel

    Tuesday, 3 June 2014

    Mrs. Maggie Elise Thacker McDaniel age 25 passed away Sunday, June 01, 2014, DOA at River Park Hospital in McMinnville, TN. She was born June 13, 1988, in Oxford, Ohio, was a nurse at Rain Tree Manor and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mrs. McDaniel was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Peggy and Clarence Williams.
    Survivors include her husband Michael McDaniel, daughter Maylin McDaniel, parents Greg and Pat Thacker, sisters Amanda (David) Lack, Lynnie (Ricky) Kaliponi, brother Stewart (Jessie) Thacker, paternal grandparents Stewart and Dimple Thacker, and nieces and nephews Victoria Shown, Olivia Lack, Liam Kailiponi, and Levi Kailiponi.
    Funeral service will be at 12:00 P.M. Noon Wednesday, June 04, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bishop Tim Hitchcock will officiate. Interment will follow at Crain Hill Cemetery in Van Buren County, TN. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com
    24-Hour Obituary Information Line is 931-473-5700.
    McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 931-473-6606.

  • Bragg Barrett

    Tuesday, 3 June 2014

    Bragg Wayne “Frog” Barrett, 82, of Woodbury passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Woodbury Health Care.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his siblings: Leo Barrett, Bobby (Martha) Barrett and Sue (James) Knox all of Woodbury. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
    Mr. Barrett was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel & Rilla Borren Barrett; siblings, Phemia Howeth, Nell Milligan & Rachel Barrett.
    Mr. Barrett was a farmer and a veteran of the Army.
    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Fri.,06/06/14 with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, June 05, 2014.
    Woodbury Funeral Home 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Donna Lee

    Tuesday, 3 June 2014

    Donna Marie Peters Lee, 83, passed away Tues, June 03, 2014 at Woodbury Health Care Center.  She was a native of Brownsville, PA.
    She is survived by her husband of 66 years: William S. Lee, III. of Christiana, TN.; Daughters: Linda Lee (Charles) Fulmer of Seattle, WA., Laura Lee of Murfreesboro, Janet Lee (John) Loder of Redmond, WA., Jennifer Lee (Teddy) Young of Christiana and Woodbury; Grandchildren: Anna Flournoy Waterman of Painsville, OH., Aimee Fleenor Marks of Lebanon and Andrew J. Young of Christiana and Woodbury; Great Grandchildren: Wyatt & Vivan Marks; Twin Sisters: Karen Peters Griffin & Lynn Peters Chavarria both of Belmont, N.C.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert Peters and Margaret Strausser Peters.
    Mrs. Lee was a homemaker, a Girl Scout Troup Leader in the 60’s in Hermitage Tn and was affiliated with the Methodist Church.
    A private memorial service will be held in Charleston, SC.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Nolan "Dude" Northcutt

    Tuesday, 3 June 2014

    NOLAN ANDERSON (DUDE) NORTHCUTT, age 100, passed away at his home in Woodbury on June 2, 2014.
    He is survived by his three children, Ann Deloris (John) McBride, Janice Faye (Britt) Knox, Richard Anderson Northcutt, and foster daughter, Wilma Jo Melton, all of Woodbury; sister, Hazel Elmore, of Huntsville, Alabama; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He also leaves behind four devoted caregivers: Amy Taylor, Judy Mooneyham, Carol Davis, and Linda McNeese.
    He was the great-great-grandson of Francis Northcutt, a Revolutionary War soldier who lived in Cannon County at the time of its formation. Nolan Anderson Northcutt was also preceded in death by his parents, Lee Watson and Angie Ann Jennings Northcutt; his wife of 61 years, Annie Lefevers Northcutt; brother, Norman Lee Northcutt, and sister, Eunice Belle Fowler.
    Nolan Anderson (Dude) Northcutt was born in Huntsville, Alabama and, at age 10, moved to Woodbury following the death of his parents. He lived with his uncle, Selmer Mason Jennings, and family until 1929. After working as the first mechanic of the newly formed Cannon County Highway Department, he bought the Sudden Service Station in Woodbury in 1937 and began the business that would become known as Northcutt Motor Company. He retired in 1992 to devote more of his time and energy to public service.
    Possessing a fierce sense of civic involvement, he was a founding member of the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department in 1936, served eight years on the Woodbury City Council, and was elected to the Cannon County School Board, two years as chair. He was Mayor of Woodbury from 1967-1977 and County Executive from 1982-86. He joined the Lions Club in 1949 and remained active until his death. He served as president of the club and was named a Melvin Jones Fellow in 1989, the Lions’ highest honor. He was also the recipient of the Lions International President’s Award. He served on and chaired many boards including the Upper Cumberland Development District, the UCDD Community Health Agency, and the Stones River Hospital, among others. He was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ.
    Visitation with the family will be Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at which time a celebration of life service will be held in the old sanctuary of the Woodbury Church of Christ. A graveside service for the family and interment will follow. Memories may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Lions Club, the Cannon County Senior Center, and Alive Hospice will be much appreciated. Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

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