Obituaries

  • Betty Parker

    Monday, 3 March 2014

    Betty Ann Gannon Parker,75, of Statesville died Sun, March 2, 2014 at NHC Smithville.      
    She is survived by her devoted Husband of 56 years: Truitt Parker of Statesville; 3 sons and Daughters-in-law:  Bobby (Paulette) Parker of Gassaway, Kerry (JeriAnn) Parker of Liberty and Ronnie (Alice) Parker of Statesville
    7 Grandchildren: Jessica, Allen and Victoria Parker, Rachel (Jay) Steinhour, Kayla (Jon) Addis, Justin and Billy Parker; 3 Great Grandchildren:  Baylee Addis, Kayleisha and Ke’shawn Parker
    4 Brothers:  Floyd (Fannie) Gannon, Lloyd (Barbara) Gannon, Wade (Judy) Gannon and Lonnie (Pat) Gannon; Sister:  Faye Thomas.
    Also surviving are many nieces & nephews
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Evelyn (Pelham) Gannon, Daughter, Teresa Gale Parker and one brother, Jackie Gannon.
    A member of Prosperity Baptist Church, she was a homemaker and a babysitter.
    Memorial Service:  Prosperity Baptist Church         When:  2:00 pm Wed. 03/05/14
    Minister: Bro. Leonard Herman               Cemetery:  Prosperity Cemetery       
    Visitation: 1 pm to 9 pm Tues at Woodbury Funeral Home., & 1 to 2 pm Wed. at Prosperity Church
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • James Freeman

    Monday, 3 March 2014

    Mr. James Edmund "Eddie" Freeman, 47, of Murfreesboro died March 1, 2014. He was born on Dec. 2, 1966 in Murfreesboro, TN. He was preceded in death by his father, James Donald "Don" Freeman.
    He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Brewer Mayberry; son, Justin Freeman; daughter, Heather Freeman; five sisters, Teresa Hines, Tammy (Stephen) Douglas, April Patterson, Pam Clark and Teresa (Robert) Henson; three grandsons, Brayden, Tanner and Jackson Freeman; special companion, Katrina Warrick all of Murfreesboro, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
    Eddie grew up in Murfreesboro, where he worked as a roofer. He was an artist who was gifted with the ability to draw. He was the only male of his sibilings and was very protective of his sisters growing up. He enjoyed doing anything outdoors, especially, fishing and swimming. Eddie was known to be hard working and had a heart of gold. He was the kind of person who was willing to give you the shirt off his back. He attended the Baptist Church.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 1-8 PM. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Ronnie Dale Jenkins and J. R. Hall will officiate. Interment will follow in Cothran Cemetery in Bedford County.
    In lieu of flowers donations are requested to assist with funeral expenses. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net, Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Barbara Bullmore

    Wednesday, 26 February 2014

    Barbara Bly Toombs Bullmore, age 62 of Walter Hill, died February 19, 2014 of natural causes at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

    She was a native of Rutherford County all her life. She worked at Whirlpool in LaVergne, TN. She has been saved in the Baptist Church community.

    She was preceded in death by her parents Sam Bly Jr. and Gracie Nell Pitts Bly, both of Murfreesboro. She is also preceded in death by a daughter Wendy Toombs Joyce and Larry Lee Toombs Jr. (Toombus) both of Murfreesboro. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Bullmore of Walter Hill, and a brother Charles S. Bly of Murfreesboro.

    She is survived by her daughter Lisa Toombs Bowman (Wyatt) of Murfreesboro and their children Jordan and Connor Brannan, granddaughter that she adopted and raised like a daughter, Meredith Zltoky (Justin) of Lascassas and their children Callie and Jace Zlotky, Misty Bowen of Murfreesboro and her children Jacob Bousquet and Trevor Bowen of Walter Hill, a grandson Thomas Lee Joyce (TJ) of Walter Hill and a brother Randall Bly of Murfreesboro.

    In Lieu of flowers, Meredith Zlotky will open an account for donations to help with caring for Jacob and Trevor. She wanted to make sure that they are taken care of in her passing. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.

    The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 1-2 PM. Services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared at
    www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Pauline Alexander

    Tuesday, 25 February 2014

    Pauline Stewart Alexander, 94, of Nashville passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23 at her home following an extended illness.  She was a native of Newton, MA.

     

    She is survived by her Daughter, Sandra Stewart Wood and her husband, Robert of Bluffton, SC.; her brother, Almanzor L. Dupuis, Jr. of Norwalk, CT.; 2 grandsons, John (Leslie) Stewart of Midway, Ky. and David (Pat) Stewart of Sommerset, KY.  Also surviving are her nieces and nephews. 

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Almanzor L. Dupuis & Rena Benoit Dupuis; her husbands, Walter F. Stewart & William Alexander; and her son, Paul Clifton Stewart.  She was a member of the Episcopalian Church and a retired LPN.

     

    Graveside services will be 12 noon Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Riverside Cemetery with The Rev. James K. Polk Van Zandt officiating.  Visitation with the family will be 11 am Wed. until the time of service at Woodbury Funeral Home. 

     

    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

     

     

  • Macie Johnson

    Monday, 24 February 2014

    Name    Macie Thelma Johnson Davis                                                       Age: 89
    Date Died: Fri, February 21, 2014 at the home of her daughter in Sugar Valley, GA.
    Survivors:
    Daughters: Kathy (Randy) Pires and Sharon Evans both of Sugar Valley, GA.
    Sister:  Veeda Whitt of Springboro, OH.
    Brothers: Bryson Johnson of Woodbury and John Johnson of Hobart, IN.
    Daughter-in-law:  Herlinda Davis of McEwen, TN.
    Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren
    She was preceded in death by her parents, John Johnson & Nancy Grimes Johnson; her husband, Martin Davis; her son, Darrell Davis and grandson, Kent Stenberg.
    A member of the Calhoun, Ga. 7th Day Adventist church, she was also a former member of the Woodbury 7th Day Adventist congregation.  She was a wonderful wife and mother who loved to cook for her family.  Later in life after she raised her children, she worked with her husband, Martin at the Review & Herald Publisher in Maryland. 
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  3:00 pm Sat. 03/01/14
    Minister: Pastor Gerald Fillman        Interment:  Amity Cemetery
    Visitation:  1:00 pm until 3:00 pm Sat., March 01, 2014
    Grandsons will serve as pallbearers
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Susie Moulder

    Monday, 24 February 2014

    Name    Susie Mai Cooper Moulder                                                       Age: 69
    Date Died: Sun, February 23, 2014 at her home
    Survivors:
    Husband: Burton Eugene Moulder of Woodbury
    Children:  Billy Eugene (Jarolyn) Moulder & Cindy Lawrence both of Woodbury
    Grandchildren: Heather Marie Moulder, Jared Edward Moulder, Andrew Earl Lawrence, Ace Vincent Laoang and Jaden Ethan Moulder
    Siblings:  Wallace Cooper of Smithville, Ray (Tina) Cooper  and Ann (Danny) Gaither both of Auburntown, Joe Cooper of Murfreesboro, Joy (Carlton) Crocker, Betty Faye Hollandsworth, Margie (Justin) Gilley all of Woodbury
    She was preceded in death by her parents, William Vernon “Bunt” Cooper and Carrie Bell Morris Cooper and her siblings, Marvin, Bob and Brenda Kay Cooper.
    She was a nurse, a member of the Woodbury First Baptist church and currently attended Pleasant View Baptist Church.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  1:00 pm Thurs. 02/27/14
    Minister: Bro. Hunter Hay & Bro. Jeff Cripps        Interment:  Cherry Cemetery
    Visitation:  4:00 pm until 9:00 pm Wed., February 26, 2014
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Luann Hess

    Monday, 24 February 2014

    Luann May Hess, 58, of Woodbury passed away Fri., February 21 at her home.  A native of Toledo, OH., she was preceded in death by her parents, Donald & Joyce Simpson Hess and sister, Donna Daffer.

     

    She is survived by her husband:  Chris Brushaber of Woodbury

    Children:  Erik (Mary) Timmons of Portland, OR. And Melissa (Joey) Lojewski of Oregon, OH.

    Siblings:  Brenda (Chuck) Krukowski of Monclova, OH. And James (Sue) Hess of Woodbury

    Father-in-law: Edward (Sandra) Brushaber of MI

    Mother-in-law:  Pat Church (Pete Snell) of Toledo, OH.

    Niece: Anita Mandell

    Nephew:  Henry Mandell

    7 Grandchildren also survive

     

    A member of the Plainview Baptist Church, she was a Sunday School Teacher and a former Hospice Nurse.

     

    Memorial services will be 7:00 PM Thursday 2/27/2014 at the Plainview Baptist Church.

     

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

     

  • Carmine Jennings

    Sunday, 23 February 2014

    Mrs. Carmine Scott Jennings of Woodbury passed from this life on February 21, 2014 at the age of 86. She was born on June 6, 1927. Her parents were the late I. E. Scott and Bessie Todd Scott. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Mildred Alexander and Ernestine Short.

    She is survived by her husband, Austin Jennings of Woodbury; son, Mike (Marilyn) Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter, Barbara (Josh) Tenpenny of Winchester; sister, Gladys Moore of Woodbury; five grandchildren, Pam (Larry) Howard of Salt Lake City, UT, Scott Austin (Elizabeth) Jennings of Asheville, NC, Denise (Tommy) Stone of Chattanooga, TN, Marlene (Jason) Cowan of Nashville, TN, and Lyle Tenpenny and Virginia Bergin of Seattle, WA. Eleven great grandchildren also survive.

    Mrs. Jennings grew up in the Burt Community, where her father farmed and ran a store. She was a graduate of the Woodbury Central High School Class of 1945. This is where she and her husband, Austin, met and became sweethearts. They married at the Woodbury Church of Christ on February 23, 1945, just before he reported for active duty in the Army Air Corp. They would have celebrated 69 years together two days after she passed.

    Carmine and Austin spent a lot of time working together in their business interests including Jennings Jewelers, and she was his selfless helpmate in their business and charitable activities. Carmine devoted herself to her family and was the matriarch. She paid special attention to her children’s care, upbringing and extracurricular activities. The Jennings family were avid campers and spend many weeks each summer camping across North America and Europe.

    Carmine traveled with Austin on many trips throughout the world in his duties as an International Director and later as President of the International Association of Lions Clubs. She always conducted herself with grace and poise.

    Carmine devoted hundreds of hours to help publish the "Pictorial History of Cannon County" and worked diligently to collect and edit more than two thousand photos and captions for the book. She had a keen interest in family history and genealogy.

    In Celebration of her life the family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 4-8 PM in the old auditorium of the Woodbury Church of Christ. From there friends will be invited to join members of Carmine's extended family in the church fellowship hall where light refreshments will be served.

    Celebration of Life services will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11 AM, also at the Woodbury Church of Christ. Members of the family will join Herb Alsup and Hunter Hay to share remembrances of Carmine's extraordinary life.

    Friends will then join family members in a celebration meal hosted by the ladies of the Woodbury Church of Christ and First Baptist Church in Madden Hall at First Baptist.

    Committal services will be in Riverside Cemetery later in the afternoon.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested for the Billy Smith Preaching Fund at Woodbury Church of Christ. Smith Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Ernestine Nichols

    Friday, 21 February 2014

    Name    Ernestine “Tina” Goin Nichols                                                       Age: 82
    Date Died: Thurs., February 20, 2014 at Woodbury Health Care
    Survivors:
    Brother:  Whyte (Layuna) Goin of Woodbury
    Sisters-in-law:  Macon Jennings and Sue Reed both of Woodbury and Faye Fann of McMinnville and Frances Nichols
    Brother-in-law:  Ray (Jean) Nichols of Woodbury
    Survived by several nieces and nephews
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray & Nell Hayes Goin; husband, Aubrey Nichols, Sister, Ruth Bain and Brother James Ray Goin.
    A member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, she was a Dental Professional for over 20 years.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  2:00 pm Sat. 02/22/14
    Minister: Bro. Michael Thomas     Interment:  Riverside Gardens
    Visitation:  4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Fri., Feb. 21 2014
    Pallbearers:  David Goin, Ronnie, Van, Shane & Dale Nichols, Charles and Craig Jennings, Keith Morris, Gary & Mike Nichols
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Louellen Osment

    Thursday, 20 February 2014

    Name    Louellen Blevins Osment                                                       Age: 73
    Date Died: Tues, February 18, 2014 at Woodbury Health Care
    Survivors:
    Husband: Bratton Osment of Cannon Co.
    Children:  Tim (Vicky) Osment of Warren Co., Michael Osment of Taylor, MI. and Sandra (Rob) Myers of Wood Haven, MI.
    Siblings:  Reba (Estel) Cornett of Port Angeles, WA., Mabel (Aaron) Smith of Murfreesboro, Betty (Ray) Decker of Dearborn Heights, MI. and Bill (Bessie) Blevins of Dekalb Co.
    3 Grandchildren:  Meagan Myers, Cody Myers and Matthew Myers
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Blevins and Mary Jane Boggs Blevins
    A member of the Church of God of Prophecy in McMinnville, she was a homemaker.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  2:00 pm Sun. 02/23/14
    Minister: Pastor Michael Harris        Interment:  Blues Hill Cemetery
    Visitation:  4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sat., Feb. 22, 2014 and visitation prior to service on Sunday
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

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