• Adron Williams

    Thursday, 3 September 2015

    Adron “Doughbelly” Williams, 63, of Cannon Co. passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 following injuries sustained in an accident.  He was a native of Cannon Co., Tn.

    He is survived by his mother: Mamie Williams of Woodbury; Sister: Barbara Higgins of Woodbury; Sister-in-law: Debbie (Mike) Lark of Maryville; Nieces and Nephew:  Darla (Jesse) Cunningham of Milton, Deana Douglas of Coffee Co., Chasity Lark, Jason (Bridget) Halliburton; Great Nieces and Nephews:  Jason & Blake Douglas, Brady & Briley Cunningham, Jaylyn & Kaylee Halliburton.  

    He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Williams; his wife, Billie Dorris Williams and Nephew, Darrell Higgins. Doughbelly worked at the Cannon Co. Hwy. Dept for many years and was a member of the Midway Volunteer Fire Dept.

    Funeral services will be 10 am Saturday, Sept. 05, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Bowman officiating.  Interment will follow in the McMahan Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm to 9 pm Friday, September 04, 2015. For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to the Midway Fire Dept. or the American Heart Assoc. %Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or  

  • Jerry Elkins

    Monday, 31 August 2015

    Jerry Edward Elkins, 73, who died Saturday, August 29, 2015 at St. Thomas Stones River E/R.  He was a native of Nashville, Tn.


    He is survived by his wife, Mary Thomas Elkins of Woodbury; Children, Rhonda (Danny) Brown of Woodbury, Kathryn (Ken) Muraoka of Marietta, Ga., Pamela Leath of Woodbury and Jamie Barrett of Woodbury; 8 Grandchildren, Chris (Christy) Brown, Madelyn & Nicholas Muraoka, Kendra Leath, Caitlin Leath, Jordyn Barrett, Ashley Barrett & Justin Johnson; Brother, Mike (Debbie) Elkins of Antioch.


    He was preceded in death by his parents, Palmer Edward “Ed” Elkins and Maye Higgins Shirley Elkins. 


    Jerry received his Bachelor Degree from MTSU in Physics and studied in the Masters program for Geology at the University of  Georgia. He was the owner of E & E Electric and over the years owned several other businesses.  He was a ham radio operator N4LZY.  Jerry was a member of the Woodbury Lions Club, the Short Mtn. Repeater Club and the Dekalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father & grandfather.


    Graveside Services will be 2 pm Wednesday, Sept. 02, 2015 in Riverside Gardens with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Per Jerry’s request, there will be no public visitation.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Woodbury Lions Club.

  • Clebren Melton

    Monday, 31 August 2015

    Clebren Gene Melton, 91, Monday, August 31, 2015 at Alvin C. York Medical Center.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his daughters: Shirley (Larry) Vandekerkhove of The Villages, FL., Carolyn Hallop of Clinton Township, MI., Phyllis Weeks of Mendacino, CA.; 6 grandchildren: Bryan Ingram, Brent Ingram, Todd Dennis, Shawn Stovall, Dionne Pipper and Ryan Weeks; 12 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild also survives.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, William & Mary Ford Melton.
    A veteran of WWII serving in the Air Force, he was stationed in Japan and India.  Mr. Melton was a mechanic and repaired watches. 
    Graveside services will be 4 pm Tuesday, September 01, 2015 with Military Honors at Blues Hill Cemetery, Warren Co.
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  • Carmine McAdoo

    Friday, 28 August 2015

    Carmine Willard (Black) McAdoo, age 91, died August 27, 2015, at 3:10 a.m. at Woodbury Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was a native of Cannon County and graduated from Auburn High School in 1942.  She worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company in Nashville, Tennessee, Atlanta, Georgia, and Miami, Florida, during World War II.  At the end of the war, she returned to Auburntown and was married to her high school sweetheart Hubert Earl McAdoo. They were married for 44 years until his death in 1992.  She was first and foremost a wife, mother, and homemaker. However, as her children grew up, she worked for various local businesses for short periods of time, which included Armour Creamery, Duke’s Appliance and Gifts, and Jennings Jewelers. She also enjoyed working as an Election Official for the Cannon County Election Commission and volunteering as an assistant for the Bloodmobile in Woodbury.
    Mrs. McAdoo is survived by two sons, Mike (Nita) McAdoo, Murfreesboro, TN; Bob McAdoo, Los Angeles, CA; and a daughter, Janice (Steve) Fletcher, Auburntown, TN.; four grandchildren, Beth Hancock, Bobby Fletcher, Tracy Tucker, and Allyson (David) Clemans; seven great-grandchildren, Lauren Tucker, Logan Short, Caleb Clemans, Jacob Clemans, Katie Hancock, Carter Hancock, and James Hancock. Additionally, she is survived by one brother, Charles (Annelle) Black of Midland, TX, brothers-in-law Ward Lane Odom of Martinsburg, WV; Edwin (Shirley) McAdoo of Murfreesboro, TN; and nieces and nephews.
    Mrs. McAdoo was preceded in death by her parents, Bentley and Irene Black; stepfather, J. Ray Campbell; one brother, William E. Black; one sister, Mary Ruth (Black) Odom; and an infant son, Harry Ames McAdoo.
    Mrs. McAdoo was a devout Christian and member of First Baptist Church, Woodbury, TN, where she served faithfully for many years as a children’s Sunday School teacher.  She also enjoyed attending the Cannon County Senior Center.  Before her health declined she had no greater joy than to cook for her family, which always included Ma’s fried chicken and cooked apples.  She began each day by reading her daily Bible reading and recording the day’s weather forecast.
    Visitation with the family is scheduled for Saturday, August 29, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Woodbury Funeral Home.  The funeral service will then begin at the close of visitation in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Zumbro officiating.  Following the services, burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Auburn Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 66, Auburntown, TN  37016, and North Boulevard Church of Christ, 2020 Vision, 1112 North Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN  37130
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  • Elaine Davis

    Tuesday, 25 August 2015

    Elaine Pack Davis, age 60, of Liberty passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at her home.  She was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include her husband, Mike Davis, of the Pea Ridge Community of Liberty; Daughters, Amy Michelle Davis & Amanda Lane Davis, both of Murfreesboro; Mother, Barbara Pack of Woodbury; Siblings, Ronny (Alice) Pack, Kathleen (Bobby) Davenport, & Allan (Sharon) Pack, all of Woodbury.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. 

    Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her father, Amon Pack; Maternal Grandparents, Resen & Jewel Page; and Paternal Grandparents, Anderson & Ruby Pack. 

    Mrs. Davis was a member of the Burt Baptist Church.  She was a school bus driver for the Dekalb County School System for 30 years and a tax preparer.  She was a master gardener and loved her flowers.  She especially loved her family and her three little dogs, Dave, Dan, & Buddy.  She enjoyed traveling, road trips, and searching antique malls with her husband, Mike. 

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Thursday, August 27, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. David Moody officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Dekalb Co.).  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 9 PM Wednesday, August 26, 2015 & 8 AM until time of service, Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the funeral home. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burt Baptist Church or to the Mt. Holly Cemetery.   


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  • Elizabeth Buckingham

    Monday, 24 August 2015

    Mrs. Elizabeth Ann (Lowery) Buckingham, 70, of Readyville passed away on August 24, 2015.  She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio on April 22, 1945.  Her parents were the late Carl E. Lowery and Margaret E. (McCafferty) Lowery.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Rhea Buckingham; brothers, Eddie Lowery and George Lowery and a sister, Nancy Raines.
    She is survived by her sons, Paul (Tammy) Buckingham of Shelbyville, Joshua (Marlette) Buckingham and Jonathan (Janice) Buckingham both of Readyville; daughters, Beth (Mike) Paris of Rockvale, Deborah Buckingham of Readyville and Rachel (Santos) Vasquez of Bradyville; brothers, Tommy (Jean) Lowery of Brentwood and Milton (Shera) Lowery of Satsuma, AL; twenty grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
    Mrs. Buckingham took great joy in raising her family and spending time with her grandchildren.  She was the type of person who never met a stranger, always quick to share a story and talk with anyone.  She loved to read the Bible and attended Victory Baptist Church in Shelbyville.  She and her family enjoyed their farm life.   They raised dairy goats and a garden.  They enjoyed working together and were a very close knit family. 
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 11-2 pm.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Dr. Jim Tedder will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Lassiter Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Bible and Literature Missionary Foundation by contacting Smith Funeral Home.  Share memories and condolences at   Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Evelyn Witty

    Friday, 21 August 2015

    Evelyn G. Witty, 83, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  She was a native of Warren Co., Tn.          

    She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Alvie “Joe” Witty of Morrison; Son & Daughter-in-law, Brian & Dawn Witty of Morrison; Daughter-in-law, Cheryl Ann Witty of Morrison; Grandchildren, Ashley (Keith) Witty Brown, Jeremy Lincoln (Chesney) Witty, Bailey, Malia & Zoe Witty; Great Grandchildren, Cade Brown, Cadence Witty, Ashton Witty, Tucker Witty and Analyn Brown; She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Graham & Georgia Ann Youngblood Graham Riddle and her son, Michael Lynn Witty.

    A member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ, She worked in the office at Weaver Transport.  She loved her family and the Sunday dinners that she prepared for them.  She also had a love for quilting, gardening, crocheting and fishing.

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Coffee Co.  Visitation with family will be from 3 pm until 8 pm Friday, August 21, 2015 and Saturday until time of service.  

  • Ophia Turner

    Wednesday, 19 August 2015

    Ophia Mae Turner, 92, of Woodbury died Wed., August 19, 2015.  A native of Cannon Co., She was preceded in death by her parents, Wiley & Effie Sullins; her husband, Henry Turner; daughter, Linda Hollandsworth; Grandson, Wesley Hollandsworth; Son-in-law, Johnny Stacey and sisters, Lillian (Dee) Ferrell and Margaret Melton.


    She is survived by her children, Kim Stacey of Murfreesboro, Mike (Jody) Turner of Shelbyville; son-in-law, Gary Hollandsworth of Woodbury; Sisters, Dorothy Douglas and Josephine Ferrell both of Woodbury; 4 grandchildren, Leslie (Aaron) Self, Steven Hollandsworth, Valerie (Daniel) Gardner, Zane (Megan) Tyson and 10 great grandchildren, Justin & Jared Asbury, Britta Phillips, Jaelynn, Hailee, Alex, Taylor & Will Gardner, Rylee & Ty Tyson. 


    Ms. Turner was a member of the United Methodist Church.  She was a homemaker and seamstress.


    Graveside services will be 10 am Friday in Riverside Gardens with Bro. John Hembree officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Thursday at Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or 


  • William Bosworth

    Wednesday, 19 August 2015

    William Richard “Ray” Bosworth, 76,  died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Woodbury Health Care. He was a native of Louisville, KY.        
    He is survived by wife of 42 years, Annie Mooneyham Boswell of Woodbury; Special Nephew, Jeffery Alen Reed of Woodbury; Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law, Becky & Charles Davenport, Ralph & Betty Reed, Lovie Phillips, Buddy Mooneyham and Roy Mooneyham.
    Ray was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved and grew flowers, rock and arrowhead hunting, He also enjoyed Indian beadwork. A member of the Church of Christ, he was a veteran of the United States Navy.  Ray was a Transmission Mechanic.
    Funeral Services will be 3 pm Thursday, August 20, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Al Bugg & Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Interment will follow in the Prater Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be 11 am until time of service, Thursday, August 20, 2015.
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  • Bobby Fagan

    Saturday, 15 August 2015

    Bobby Gene Fagan, husband, father and grandfather, died on Friday August 14th, 2015 in Murfreesboro, Tn. He was 79.
    Born in Marshall County, TN. on September 14, 1935, to Robert and Edith Fagan, he was one of seven children. He was a faithful and loving husband to Jennie Tindall Fagan, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year.
    Bobby retired from Frito-Lay after 32 years of service and moved to Cannon County shortly thereafter, in 1999.  He enjoyed gardening, classic cars, music and sports.  He especially loved his family and his church.  He was a member of the New Short Mountain Methodist Church and sung in the choir there.
    He is survived by his wife Jennie Fagan of Woodbury, sons, Gary (Janice) Fagan of Antioch and Darren (Laura) Fagan of Woodbury, daughter, Lisa (Neal) Smith of Smyrna.  Grandchildren, Nathiel Fagan, Colby Fagan, Amber Bryson, Trey Belton, Jennifer Blankenship, Lindsey Nicholas, Trent Fagan and Clay Fagan and 6 great grandchildren.  Brothers, Frank (Lois) Fagan of Chapmansboro, Sisters, Betty Lois (Joe) Sarsfield of Arrington, Judy Martin of Springhill and Susan (Al) Henson of Antioch.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Edith Fagan and his brother, Jerry Fagan.
    Services will be 3 pm Sunday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Don Spencer officiating.  Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Saturday.
    Pallbearers include Nathaniel Fagan, Colby Fagan, Trey Belton, Trent Fagan, Clay Fagan, Neal Smith, Jacob Belton and Mason Blankenship.
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