• Bridgette Haley

    Tuesday, 29 April 2014

    Bridgette Haley, 46, died Sunday, April 27, 2014.  She was a native of Cannon Co.
    She is survived by her parents: Herbert (Barbara) Haley of Woodbury and Stepmother, Gayle Haley of Chattanooga; Children:  Nicholas Young and Cheyenne Sissom both of Woodbury; Siblings:  Gina Simpson of Woodbury, Tina (Greg) Cantrell of McMinnville, Jeff (Vickie) Haley and Eddie Trotter both of Chattanooga, Kim (Brent) Beasley and Dena (Mark) Bauman both of Woodbury.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    She is preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Campbell Vance; grandparents, Carl & Beatrice Haley and Hubert & Emma Campbell.
    Bridget was a member of the Baptist church.  She was a store clerk at Love’s Truck Stop and loved photography.
    Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Thurs.,05/01/14 with Bro. Ray Patrick & Bro. Richard Haley officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens. Pallbearers:  Travis Serfas, Greg Cantrell, Chase Thomas, Chuck Frazier, Cody Young, Donnie Thomas and Corey Young. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 9 pm Wednesday, April 30, 2014 and Thursday from 10 am until time of service.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help her family with funeral expenses. To Leave Online Condolences, please visit

  • Georgia Hickey

    Monday, 28 April 2014

    Georgia Mae Ortman Hickey, 76, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford.
    She is survived b y her Daughter: Karen (Steve) Higgins of Woodbury; son:  Johnny Hickey (Wanda Duggin) of Gassaway; 2 Grandchildren:  Clint Higgins of Woodbury and Devon Hickey of Smithville; 2 Great Grandchildren:  Kole & Kennedi Higgins of Woodbury; Siblings:  Dorothy Kwiatkowski of Alachua, Fl., Tom Ortman of Beech Grove, IN., Donna Jean Miller and Barbara LaFerte both of Greenwood, IN. and Don Ortman of Logansport, IN.
    She was born in Winamac, IN. She is preceded in death by her father and stepmother, Paul Joseph Ortman and Helen Zellers Ortman, her mother, Gladys Jones Ortman and her husband, Henry C. Hickey.
    Ms. Georgia was a dedicated employee for Genesco and Timers of Smithville, a homemaker and seamstress.
    Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm Wed, April 30, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Hancock.  Interment will follow in the Beech Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 1 pm until 9 pm Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  Pallbearers include David Gaither, Edwin Bogle, Clint Higgins, Donald Hickey and Karey Kwiatkowski and Honorary Pallbearer: Glenn Bogle and Danny Joe Hickey.

  • Kenneth Reed

    Monday, 28 April 2014

    Graveside services for Kenneth Lee “Kenny” Reed, 51, of the Curlee Community in Readyville will be held Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 1 PM in Thyatira Cemetery in Bradyville.  Bro. Herb Alsup will officiate.  Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 4-8 PM. 
    Ken was born August 9, 1962 and died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital following a brief illness.  He was a native of Cannon County and was preceded in death by his parents, Louise Tenpenny and J. T. Reed; wife Judy Reed; step-father, Shelah “Dude” Young and aunt, Jean Gutierrez.
    Ken was a member of the Curlee Church of Christ.  He was formerly employed by Murfreesboro City Schools.  He had also worked as a D. J. at WBRY Radio and at the Cannon Courier.   He was a graduate of Riverdale High School.  Ken was a talented musician that could play the drums and guitar.  His love for music and talent allowed him to perform with Charlie Daniels, on the Ralph Emery Show and on the Grand Ole Opry.  He also earned a degree in Electronics which led to his hobby of repairing cb radios and being an operator.  He loved to talk to people all over the world and many of his radio friends would know him by his handle, Underdog.
    Survivors include his devoted wife of 14 years, Mary Jackson Reed; brother, Donnie Reed of Murfreesboro; sister, Patricia (Andy) Bryson; daughter, Michelle (Leland) Hayes; granddaughter, Lilly Hayes all of Woodbury; aunts, Mrs. Frankie Reed of Readyville, Mrs. Jean Norton of Nashville, Joyce Ann (Lucian) Hayes of Gatlinburg and Mrs. Linda Tinch of Cookeville; uncles, Jimmy D. (Dorothy) Reed of Woodbury, Marvin Reed of Murfreesboro and Julio Gutierrez of Readyville; step-father, Nile Tenpenny of Murfreesboro; mother and father-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Jackson of Florida; sister-in-law, Janet (David) Winstead; brothers-in-law, Christopher and Paul Jackson all of Florida; also survived by many cousins.
    Memories and condolences may be shared at   Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • William Wilson

    Sunday, 27 April 2014

    William Cecil Wilson age 74 of McMinnville, TN, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at his residence. He was born February 11, 1940, in Estill Fork, Alabama, was a Baptist, a retired employee after 29 years of service with Carrier, and played guitar with the Silver Wings Gospel group. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents William Jasper and Mary Lucille Bryant Wilson, a daughter Vickie Wilson, a sister Lois O’Dear, and brothers Pat and Charlie Wilson.
    Survivors include his wife of 55 years Jo Underwood Wilson, McMinnville, TN, daughters Donna (Michael) Prater, Woodbury, TN, and Cathy (Billy) Fann, McMinnville, TN, sons Ricky Wilson, McMinnville, TN, and Bill (Susie) Wilson, Murfreesboro, TN, sisters Jean Thomas and Brenda Farless both of Woodbury, TN, and Pearl Campbell, Flintville, TN, and a brother Tony Wilson, Elora, TN. Eight grandchildren Carolyn (Brian) Adams, Amy (Jonathan) Hillis, Kim (Randy) Carrier, Ellen Prater, Matthew Wilson, Andrew (Becca) Wilson, and Adriann and Allison Fann, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild on the way, and close friend of the family Faye Gunter
    Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, April 28, 2014, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Larry Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The Wilson Family will receive friends Sunday from 3 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Monday from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
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  • Hugh Bailey

    Saturday, 26 April 2014

    Name    Hugh Bob Bailey                                                               Age: 79
    Date Died: Friday, April 25, 2014 at Stones River Hospital E/R
    Survivors: Wife of 59 years: Barbara Bowen Bailey of Midway Community     
    3 Siblings:  Layuna (Whyte) Goin, Loretta Bailey, Don Ray (Faye) Bailey all of Woodbury.
    Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
    He was born in Cannon Co. and was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Nettie Merriman Bailey, siblings, Shirley Logan and T.J. Bailey.
    Hugh Bob was a member of Ivy Bluff United Methodist Church.  He started work at Tilford Lumber Company, he retired from GE with 29 years’ service and worked 11 years as a truck driver at Crane Interiors.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home        When:  1:00 pm Monday 4/28/14
    Minister:  Bro. Neal Glass                       Interment:  Ivy Bluff Cemetery
    Visitation: 4 pm until 8 pm Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Pallbearers:  Ronnie Arnold, David Goin, Chris Vickers, Scott Carden, Melinda Bailey, Jack Vickers, Mike Koltay.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ivy Bluff United Methodist Church in care of Woodbury Funeral Home.
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  • Jimmy Green

    Friday, 25 April 2014

    iGraveside services for Jimmy Ray Green, 61, of Woodbury will be conducted by Smith Funeral Home at Cherry Cemetery on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11 AM.  Greg Mitchell will officiate.  Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 4-8 PM. 
    Mr. Green passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at his home.  He was born August 16, 1952 in Cannon County, Tennessee, the son of the late Oscar Cecil Green and Thelma Ruth Messick Green.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Junior Green, Billy Green, Marvin Green and Don Green.
    He is survived by his son, Andrew Simon of Clarksville, TN; one brother,  Melvin (Phyllis) Green of Woodbury; five sisters, Ruby Velasco of Murfreesboro, Betty (Tom) Grissom of Woodbury, Melba Emptage of El Monte, CA, Joyce (Jim) Burns of Murfreesboro and Peggy (Barry) Sain of Manchester; also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
    Mr. Green was born the youngest of eleven children.  Growing up he always had an ability and a love for working on anything mechanical.  He enjoyed going fishing, planting and working a garden, watching sports on television and listening to music.  He liked the peace and quiet of his home and to have family and friends come to visit.
    In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.  Memories and condolences may be shared at  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Carl Sissom

    Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Carl Homer Sissom, 82 of the Hollow Springs Community passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford.
    He is survived by his wife of 48 years:  Patricia E. Bechtol Sissom of the Hollow Springs Community; 3 Sons: Mark (Jenny) Sissom, Dwayne (Deia) Sissom and Gregory (Bethany) Sissom all of the Hollow Springs Community; 9 Grandchildren: Lindsay, Caleb, Adlen and Ethan Sissom, Aaron (Amber) Sissom, Amanda (Jonathon) Francis, Will, McKenzie and Haley Sissom; 2 Great Grandchildren:  Allison and Waylon Francis; 7 Siblings:  Donna Mae Taylor, Pharris Sissom, Ellis Sissom, Morgan (Brenda) Sissom, Barney (Linda) Sissom, Edward (Judi) Sissom and Wanda Dailey all of Cannon Co.; 2 Brothers-in-law:  Roger (Carol) Bechtol and Danny Bechtol of Taylor, MI.
    He was born in Cannon Co. and was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Hessie Sissom.
    Carl was a member of Gilley Hill Methodist Church.  He proudly served his country with the United States Army from 1951 to 1954 and was retired from Firestone-Bridgestone.  Carl loved the Lord, being outdoors, working in his garden and being with his family.  He always enjoyed his Thanksgiving rabbit hunt with his sons and grandsons and looked forward to it every year.
    Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Sunday 4/27/14 with Bro. John Brown & Bro. Joe Sissom officiating.  Interment will follow in Gilley Hill Cemetery.
    Pallbearers include Mark, Dwayne, Gregory, Aaron, Will and Caleb Sissom and Honorary Pallbearers:  Ethan Sissom and Waylon Francis.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm until 9 pm Saturday, April 26, 2014. 
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  • Clyde Tate

    Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Name    Clyde W. Tate Sr.                                                             Age: 82
    Date Died: Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Akron, Ohio
    Survivors: Daughter:  Sherry (Thomas) Skinner
    2 Sons: Ernest Roy Tate and Clyde W. Tate, Jr.
    2 Grandchildren: Stephanie and Jamie
    2 Sister:  Louise Westfall and Althea Liedel 
    Brother:  Willie Tate
    He was born in Gassaway and was preceded in death by his parents, Medford and Luzettia Tate; sister, Patricia and grandson, Jason. 
    Clyde proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a Master Mason with Wadsworth Masonic Lodge #385.  Clyde worked as a local driver in Akron and retired from the Teamsters Union after 35 years.
    Graveside Side Service:  Riverside Gardens        When:  2:00 pm Sat. 4/26/14
    Visitation: 12 (Noon) until time of service at Woodbury Funeral Home
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  • Gertrude Thomas

    Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Gertrude Tressia Thomas, a Woodbury, TN resident and Grundy County, TN native died April 22, 2014 in Woodbury Health Center following an extended illness.

    She was a retired employee of Formfit Rogers, member of the Church of Christ and daughter of the late Dock Albert and Lucy Emma Myers Hobbs.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Jonah Hobbs and sister, Gladys Hampton.

    Mrs. Thomas is survived by daughter, Joann Thomas Lorance of Woodbury, TN; son Larry (Chong) Thomas of Browns Mill, NJ; three grandchildren, Lisa Nichols and Phillip Lorance of Woodbury, TN and Jason Thomas of Cambridge, MA; one great-grandson, Jonathan Nichols; two brothers, Joe (Frances) Hobbs of the Centertown Community and Bobby (Katherine) Hobbs of Altamont, TN.

    Funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 25, 2014 in High's Chapel with Kevin Key to officiate.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

    Visitation will be 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Thursday, April 24, 2014 and 9:00 A.M. Friday until time of service at High's.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels.

  • James Gann

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    James Corey Gann, 44, of Murfreesboro passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at his home.
    He is survived by his son:  Daniel Gann of Murfreesboro and his mother, JoAnn Gann Pope of Murfreesboro; Parents: Janice Simmons Gann Brown of Readyville; Roy (Beth) Gann of Woodbury and Shirley Barrett Gann Moody of Murfreesboro
    Grandmother: Gertrude Morris of Woodbury; Granddaughter: Jalyn Eve Gann of Beech Grove; Siblings:  Lavonda Nichols of Woodbury, Katrina Call and Jeremy Gann of Murfreesboro and David Brown of Readyville
    Several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins also survive.                
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Doran Gann, Rayburn & Louise Simmons, Leburn & Louise Barrett.
    A member of the Church of Christ, he was a previous Assistant Manager at Autrans in Smyrna and a drummer.  Corey loved his dogs and music.  He also loved to fish and play pool.
    Graveside Service:  Cherry Cemetery        When:  1:00 pm Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Minister:  Bro. Tommy Underwood
    Visitation: 4 pm – 8 pm Wed., April 23, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.
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