Obituaries

  • Ricky Joe Alexander

    Tuesday, 2 July 2013

      Ricky Joe Alexander                                                     Age:    54
    Date Died: Mon. July 1, 2013  Where:   At his home in LaVergne
    Birthplace:  Rutherford Co., Tn.    Address:  Lavergne TN
    Survivors:  Father: Joe Alexander of LaVergne
    Wife: Patricia Woodruff Alexander of LaVergne
    Sister:  Jana Smith of Smyrna
    Niece:  Joanna Wilkes of Smyrna
    3 Step Sons:  Shannon Hipp & Joseph Hipp both of LaVergne & Scotty Hipp of Huntsville, AL
    2 Granddaughters:  Dominque & Crimson & 1 Grandson:  Louise
    1 Great Granddaughter:  Arabella
    Aunt & Uncle:  Faye & Willis Hall Knox of Readyville
    1st Cousins:  Joe & Norma Knox and Kim & Terry Gannon
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Alexander Jackson.  Ricky was retired from Pepsi Cola as a special events coordinator.  He was a member of the Baptist Church & a member of the Hardee’s Coffee Club.
     Graveside Service:  Riverside Gardens     When: 2:00 PM  Wednesday, 7/3/13
    Minister:  Bro. Charlie Wright            Visitation:  10:00 AM to 1:45 PM Wednesday
    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Lawson D. Thomas

    Monday, 1 July 2013

    Mr. Lawson D. Thomas, 69, of Woodbury died June 30, 2013 at his home. He was born in Cannon County on March 16, 1944. His parents were the late Jesse Thomas and Lissie (Mears) Thomas. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Doran "Bud" Thomas, Woodrow Thomas, Cecil Thomas, Jack Thomas and a sister Shelby Jean Walls.

    He is survived by his son, Lawson Anthony "Andy" & Wendy Thomas of Smyrna; daughters, Alta Renee & Michael Warrick of Murfreesboro and Betty Carol Francis of Murfreesboro; sisters, Mary & Jerry Elkins of Woodbury and Sally Brown of Woodbury; grandchildren, Lawson Roy Anthony Thomas, Nichole Elaine Thomas and Tasha Skylar Warrick and a special friend, Terri Ortkiese.

    Mr. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. Mr. Thomas was a retired truck driver. He was known to love cars. He liked to buy, sell and trade them. Working on rebuilding the engines to make them go fast, restoring them and even building some from scratch.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 4-9 PM. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Dennis Clark will officiate and interment will be in Blue Wing Cemetery. The U.S. Army Honor Guard will be conducting funeral honors.  Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Velma Early Thomas

    Saturday, 29 June 2013

      Velma Early Thomas                                                     Age:    88
    Date Died: Fri. June 28, 2013 @ 12:30 pm Where:   Northside Health Care Center
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co., Tn.    Address:  Milton, TN  37118
    Survivors:  Son & Daughter-in-law: Gary & Judy Thomas of Milton
    Grandson: Eric Thomas of Jackson
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Will & Lavina Youree Early; husband, Albert Guy Thomas.
    She was retired from Veterans Administration in Nashville after 30 years service and was a member of the Smyrna Church of Christ.
    Graveside Service:  Thyatira Cemetery in Bradyville      When: 10:30 am Monday, 7/1/13
     
    Minister:  Bro. Herb Alsup                                    Interment: Thyatira Cemetery 
     
    Visitation: 4 pm until 8 pm Sunday, June 30, 2013
     
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., the Stones River Manor Assisted Living or the American Cancer Society.  Donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home  (615) 563-2311 .
     
    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Ruth Marie Goin Baines

    Thursday, 27 June 2013

    Ruth Marie Goin Baines                                                     Age:    85
    Date Died: Wed. June 26, 2013 Where:   at her home
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co., Tn.    Address:  3074 Cooper Hollow Rd., Auburntown, TN. 37016       
    Survivors:  Daughter: Tena (Ray) Cooper of Auburntown
    Granddaughter: Teresa Prater
    Great Grandchildren:  Holly & Cody Prater
    Brother:  Whyte Goin of Woodbury
    Sister:  Tina Nicholsof Woodbury
    2 Sisters-in-law:  Alma Stoner & Layuna Goin both of Woodbury
    Also surviving are several nieces and nephews
    She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray & Nell Hayes Goin; husband, Ernest Ray “Kak” Baines; and brother, James Ray Goin.
    She was retired from Samsonite and was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home       When: 2:00 pm Fri, 6/28/13
     
    Minister:  Bro. David Dunn                                   Interment: Odom Cemetery 
     
    Visitation: 3 pm until 8 pm Thursday, June 27, 2013
     
    Pallbearers:  Bobby Graham, Bobby Bobo, B.J. Bobo, David Goin, Jeremy & Derick Simmons, Arlis Stoner, Bill Arnold and Jack Gannon
     
    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

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  • Charles Caldwell

    Wednesday, 26 June 2013

    Charles L. Caldwell, (C.L.) was born July 22, 1930 and passed away June 25, 2013 at the age of 82. Preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Caldwell and Nobie Springer Caldwell; brother, Thomas Edgin.

     

    Survived by Virginia Melton Caldwell, his wife of 60 years; daughter, Delores Winfield and granddaughter, Leslie Carlson both of New Smyrna Beach, FL. Retired from Nashville Metro Fire Dept, his greatest joy was traveling with Virginia to Mexico especially Puerto Vallarta several times a year.

     

    Graveside services will be 11 am Thursday at Centerhill Cemetery, Woodbury, Tn. with Rev. Bob Lewis officiating. In lieu of customary remembrances the family requests with gratitude, memorial contributions to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, Tn or charity of your choice.

     

    WOODBURY FUNERAL HOME, 615-563-2311

     

  • Charles L. Caldwell

    Tuesday, 25 June 2013

    Charles L. Caldwell, (C.L.) was born July 22, 1930 and passed away June 25, 2013 at the age of 82. Preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Caldwell and Nobie Springer Caldwell; brother, Thomas Edgin.

     

    Survived by Virginia Melton Caldwell, his wife of 60 years; daughter, Delores Winfield and granddaughter, Leslie Carlson both of New Smyrna Beach, FL. Retired from Nashville Metro Fire Dept, his greatest joy was traveling with Virginia to Mexico especially Puerto Vallarta several times a year.

     

    Graveside services will be 11 am Thursday at Centerhill Cemetery, Woodbury, Tn. with Rev. Bob Lewis officiating. In lieu of customary remembrances the family requests with gratitude, memorial contributions to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, Tn or charity of your choice.

  • Lucille Crouch

    Tuesday, 25 June 2013

    Mrs. Lucille Crouch, 83, of Bradyville died June 23, 2013. She was born in Alabama on August 23, 1929. Her parents were the late Roy Crouch and Clarcy (Kennedy) Crouch. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Ed Crouch, Wilburn Crouch, Ralph Crouch, Winford & Homer Crouch.

    She is survived by her brothers, Willie Crouch of Bradyville and H.L. Crouch of McMinnville; special nieces and nephews, Melissa & J. T. Bush, Amy & Jesse Ray Campbell, Jesse Martin Campbell, Ethan Campbell, Clint & Naomi Phillips, soon to be born great great nephew, Braxton Phillips; special friend Michael Phillips.

    Mrs. Crouch worked for many years with Colonial Shirt Factory. She loved to cook for her family and take care of her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed watching Days of Our Lives, listening to old time country music and spending time with her dog J.R.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 1-9 PM and again on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 1-9 PM. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Doyle Sadler will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Viola. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the March of Dimes by contacting Smith Funeral Home. (615)563-5337

  • Jerry Douglas Holt

    Tuesday, 25 June 2013

      Jerry Douglas Holt                                                     Age:    76
    Date Died: Sun. June 23, 2013               Where:   Glen Oaks, Shelbyville
    Birthplace:  Manchester, Tn    Address:  1101 Glen Oaks Rd., Shelbyville, Tn. 37160
    Survivors:  Son: Ronald (Aimee) Holt of Manchester, Tn.
    Siblings:  Audrey Walden of Manchester, Ronnie Holt of Tullahoma and Janie Holt of Winchester
    3 Grandchildren also survive
    Jerry was a member of the Baptist church, a veteran of the Air Force and was retired from TDOT as a Bridge Inspector.  He also loved to fish.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Cular & Pauline Goad Holt; Siblings, Clement, Leon, Hollis and Kenneth Holt.
     No services are scheduled at this time.
    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Jimmy Ray Young

    Monday, 24 June 2013

     
    Name:    Jimmy Ray Young                                                     Age:    64
    Date Died: Sun. June 23, 2013               Where:   At his home
    Birthplace:  Dekalb Co., Tn    Address:  45 Soloman Lane Woodbury, Tn.  37190
    Survivors:  Wife: Barbara Thomas Young of Woodbury
    Children:  Danny Young and Ashley Young both of Woodbury
    Siblings:  Homer (Judy) Young, Reba (Duane) Prater and Douglas Young all of Woodbury
    Grandson:  Brody Lamphere of Woodbury
    Jimmy was retired from Bridgestone and was a member of the Hollow Springs Community Church.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Newton Reece Young and Lillian Young Rogers, Step-dad, Jake Rogers; Sister and Brother-in-law, Christine and Maxi Paull.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home      When: 2:00 pm Wed., 6/26/13
     
    Minister:  Bro. Greg Mitchell and Bro. Joe Sissom   Interment: Prater Cemetery
     
    Visitation: 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm Tues. June 25, 2013
     
     
    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Seaple Inez Mears

    Monday, 24 June 2013

    Name:    Seaple Inez Mears                                                     Age:    83
    Date Died: Mon. June 24, 2013               Where:   Woodbury Health Care
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co.    
    Survivors:
    Sons: William (Paulette) Mears of Murfressboro, Jesse (Tina) Mears of McMinnville and Billy Mears of Woodbury
    Daughters:  Mary Brumit of Murfreesboro and Vicky Evans of Shelbyville
    Also surviving are 18 Grandchildren & several Great Grandchildren
    Ms. Mears was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and was a homemaker.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Harrison & Johnnie Ann Stanley Durham; her husband, Bill Mears;  Sons, Gentry and David Mears; Step-daughters, Jane Barrett & Betty Hall; Brothers, Clifton, Calvin & Joe Durham and Sisters, Ollie Campbell, Myrtle McBride, Callie Youngblood and Josie Ferrell.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home      When: 11:00 am Wed., 6/26/13
     
    Minister:  Bro. Herb Alsup                                        Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Wilson Co.
     
    Visitation: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tues. June 25, 2013
     
    Grandons will serve as pallbearers

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