Obituaries

  • Rose Burdick

    Monday, 7 December 2015

    Rose Mary Rospapa Burdick, 81, passed away Sunday, December 06, 2015 at her home at her home following an extended illness. She was a native of Chicago, IL.

    She is survived by her children, George (Marlyn) Burdick and Richard (Tera) Burdick all of Murfreesboro, Gary Burdick of Lascassas, Carl (Cindy) Burdick of McMinnville, Patrick (Jackie) Burdick, Mary Lou Burdick, Janet (Walter) Dutton, Jr. and Helen (Michael) Rogers all of Bradyville; also surviving are 22 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

    Rose Mary was preceded in death by her parents, George & Julia Csepes Rospapa; her husband, Richard V. Burdick whom she married on February 11, 1956; her infant daughter, Julia C. Burdick; 2 grandsons, Mark E. Burdick & Owen H. Brown; 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

    Ms. Burdick was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church but attended Simmons Chapel Free Methodist Church.  In addition to being a homemaker, she retired in 1996 from MTSU as a Secretary. Her passion in life were her friends and family whom she cherished.  She spent her life raising her children and grandchildren.  She was a loving wife and caregiver.  She loved life and was a God loving woman.

    Funeral services will be 1 pm Wednesday, December 09, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Cherry Cemetery.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation with the family will be from 5 pm until 9 pm Tuesday, 12/08/15.
     

  • Minnie Davis

    Friday, 4 December 2015

    Mrs. Minnie Ruth Jones Davis was born in Lawrence County TN Dec. 16, 1929 to the late Joseph Luther and Jessie May Williamson Jones. She lived there until she was seven years old. Her dad became sick; so they moved back to Warren County to be closer to the family and shortly after moving back her dad passed away. As a young girl she lived in the Daylight community. This was back in the day of the ‘School Pie Suppers.’ For those who remember these days; their purpose was to raise money for the school and pretty much everyone in the community supported the events. When she was a young teenager, at the pie supper she met one of the Cannon County boys named Jake Davis. It wasn’t long before he was making more trips to the Daylight community. On Mar. 20, 1944 they went to Georgia and got married. They came back to Cannon County and made their home in the Leoni community. They enjoyed over 71 years of married life together and she completed her earthly life Dec. 1, 2015.
    Over the years she worked at various jobs; she worked at the Shirt factory until her children were grown, then they were foster parents to several children, they were house parents for several years at Sunny Ackers Children’s home in Morrison, and she even made biscuits for Hardees’s for a while. Mostly she was busy helping her husband in the chair shop making chairs, swings and other wooden articles. Traveling on peddling trips to many states selling these hand made products. From this experience she became active with white oak country and the arts and crafts center. They gave demonstrations all over, Jake would make the chairs and Ruth would weave the bottoms. She always loved people and enjoyed talking to everyone she met.
    In addition to her parents; she was also preceded in death by her husband Hoyte ‘Jake’ Davis, and two brothers J. L. (Josie Ann) Jones Jr. and Franklin (Mary Pauline) Jones. Half brothers and sisters Fannie (Ernest) Prater, Briscot Jones, Bob Jones, Julie (Melvin) Newby, Lydia (Bryant) Cantrell, Charlie (Zula) Jones, Claudie Brown Jones, Clara Bell (Oval) Page, Pauline (Almon) Parsley, Eugene Jones, Lawson Jones, Lewis Jones and Chester (Ruth) Jones.
    She is survived by three daughters: Brenda (Richard) Bowman, Cathy (Ted) Smith, and Agnes (Bruce) Jones. Surviving are also six grand-children: Brian (Marla) Bowman, Lisa Reed, Randy (Melissa) Smith, Clint Jones, Daniel (Amy) Jones and Ben (Kate) Jones. She is also survived by eight great grand-children: Zack and Alex Davenport, Samantha and Lydia Bowman, Kiersten Smith, Jackson, Elizabeth, and Luke Jones. Also surviving is a sister-in-law Lois Davis and a brother Eddie (Peggy) Tubb, and several nieces and nephews.
    Visitation with the family will be on Friday from 3 PM until 8 PM, and on Saturday from 10 AM until time of services at 1 PM in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Garland Robinson and Richard Bowman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Leoni Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to some of her favorite charities: The Leoni Cemetery Fund, Disabled American Veterans or St. Judes.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Ricky Bell

    Tuesday, 1 December 2015

    Ricky Lynn Bell, 61, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at his home.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his mother, Eleanor Nichols Bell of Woodbury; Son & Daughter-in-law: Tim & Diane Bell of Woodbury; Grandsons: Bryson & Nolan Bell of Woodbury; Sister and Brother-in-law: Rena & Alan Duggin of Woodbury; Brother and Sister-in-law: Clay & Tracy Bell of Woodbury; Niece and Nephew: Dalton & McClain Bell of Woodbury.
    Ricky was preceded in death by his father, Forrest Bell and his brothers, Timothy & Jeff Bell. 
    He was a contractor and business owner of Bell’s Construction. A member of the Woodbury First Baptist Church, Ricky was an avid outdoorsman.
    Memorial services will be 2 pm Friday, December 04, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Nichols officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until 1 pm Friday, Dec. 04, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cannon Co. Walking Horse Association %Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Nancy Ramsay

    Tuesday, 1 December 2015

    Nancy Ellen Ramsay, age 78, of Bradyville Hill Rd, Bradyville, TN, passed away on Nov.29, 2015 at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN.
    She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gay Ramsay Pruitt. She is survived by her other 6 children; son, Ross Ramsay of Franklin, NC; daughter, Joy Reed and husband Jeff Reed of Murfreesboro, TN; daughter, Kimberly Estes and husband, Jay Estes of Murfreesboro, TN; son, Tim Ramsay of Bradyville, TN; son, Jon Ramsay of Murfreesboro, TN and his wife Sai Sai; daughter, Penny Patterson and husband Craig Patterson of Destin, FL., and step-daughter, Allison Abbey, of Oshawa, Ontario. She is survived by 2 brothers, 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, and many, many good friends and family members. She will be greatly missed. 
    A graveside service will be held at Amity Cemetery in Bradyville, TN on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 3pm.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home (615)563-5337

  • Steven Underwood

    Monday, 30 November 2015

    Steven Wayne Underwood, 37, died Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Vanderbilt Hospital.   

    He is survived by his mother: Diane Janie Rackley Underwood (David Johnson) of Woodbury; Sons: Titus & Andrew Underwood of Woodbury; Brother:  Jerry Lynn (Brenda) Underwood of Woodbury; Special Nephews and Niece:  Michael Lynn Underwood, Kaitlyn & Hunter Underwood; Special Cousins:  Joseph Underwood & Deanna Reed; Grandmother-in-law:  Nonnie Shelton; Father-in-law:  Kenneth Grizzle and numerous aunts and uncles also survive. 

    He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Underwood and his wife, Jennifer Underwood. 

    Steven was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and a disabled factory worker. 

    Memorial Service: 1 pm Saturday, Dec. 05, 2015 at Shiloh Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Nichols officiating. 

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • James Jetton

    Monday, 30 November 2015

    Mr. James Melton “Jimmy” Jetton, 81, of Bradyville passed away on November 28, 2015.  He was born in Woodbury, TN on May 9, 1934.  His parents were the late Shelah Jetton and Minnie Lee Melton Jetton.  He was also preceded by his sisters, Ruth Curtis Vance and Martha John Jetton.
    He is survived by his wife, Zora Mai Bogle Jetton; son, William Roger Jetton of Manchester; daughters, Wanda (Sidney) Parham of Cannon County, Sheila (Jackie) Haley of Bradyville, Becky (Larry) Knox of Readyville and Penny (Steven) Barnes of Manchester; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. 
    Mr. Jetton graduated from Central High School in the Class of 1952.  He worked as a Deputy for the Sheriff’s Department and as a bus driver for Cannon County Schools.  He also built houses for many years.  He loved to read the Bible and share the word of God.  He served as a preacher for many area Churches of Christ.  He was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ in Manchester.  He and his family raised a garden and their own corn to feed to their hogs and cattle.  He was also talented at woodworking.  He loved to tell jokes to his family and friends. 
    Mr. Jetton’s request was to hold a graveside service following his death.  The service will be held at Midway Cemetery on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 3pm.  Alan Adams will officiate.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital bycontacting Smith Funeral Home.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home (615)563-5337

  • Jo Ann Koonce

    Sunday, 29 November 2015

    Jo Ann “Charlie” Koonce, age 81, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Born in Blanchard, Oklahoma on October 14, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Roland Darrell “Pee Wee” Stacy and Virginia Ruth Stacy of Natchez, MS.  Jo Ann was also preceded in death by her husband Billy Lee Koonce and her daughter Stacy Daigre Strong. 
    Jo Ann graduated from Natchez High School in 1952 and Mississippi State University in 1956. While at Mississippi State, Jo Ann and Bill were cheerleaders, and she was named Miss MSU her senior year. She was always a proud Bulldog and was regularly on campus over the years supporting various university organizations and MSU athletic programs. Jo Ann spent 20 years in the apparel business as a buyer for a variety of fine women’s clothing retailers around the southeast. 
    After she and Bill were married in 1997, they spent the next several years on their sailboat “Carried Away” sailing out of Pensacola, FL and spending time in and around the various Caribbean Islands. They retired from sailing in 2002 and moved to be close to family in West Point, MS. Jo Ann was an avid gardener, spending most days piddling in her yard tending to her flowers, herbs and vegetables. She was an amazing cook and a world class crossword puzzle solver. She always had a word game of some sort going on and also enjoyed playing gin rummy, of which she had a standing game ongoing with each of her children for most of their lives. 
    Jo Ann is survived by her two sons: Darrell Daigre (Lisa) of Raleigh, NC and Alan Daigre (Cindy) of Readyville, TN. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Cole Strong (Ashley), Carrie Strong Wellborn (Noah), Claire Daigre Beard (Carson), Taylor Daigre and Parker Daigre, and eight great-grandchildren. 
    A private service will be held in North Carolina over the holiday season. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).  Share your memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home (615)563-5337

  • Stella Rogers

    Saturday, 28 November 2015

    Stella G. Rogers, 78, passed away Sat., Nov. 28, 2015 at her home in Kittrell.  She was a native of Cannon Co., TN.
    She is survived by her husband, J.C. Rogers of Kittrell Community; Children, Danny Lee (Doris) Vance of Manchester, Sue (Tony) Manning of Smyrna, Donna Vance (Martin) Davenport of Woodbury, Robert Lynn Vance of Murfreesboro
    Brother, Carl Edward (Carol) Todd of Lebanon; Grandchildren, Amy Danielle (David) Sadoski, Bryan Martin (Kacey) Davenport, Joshua Adam (Holly) Davenport and Bradley Lynn Vance; Great Grandchildren: Justin Daniel Turner, Aira Destiny Sadoski, Dalen Sadoski, & Elijah Blake Vance.
    Ms. Rogers was a member of the Science Hill Church of Christ and was retired from Samsonite.  She was preceded in death by her parents Lawton & Annie Todd.   
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Monday, November 30, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Nickolas Nichols officiating.  Interment will follow in the Curlee Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be after 2 pm – 8 pm Sunday, November 29, 2015.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Timmy Mount

    Saturday, 28 November 2015

    Mr. Timmy Wayne Mount was born October 11, 1968 to Charles Houston Mount, Sr. and Annie L. Mount in Woodbury, Tennessee.  He passed into eternal life on November 27, 2015 at the too young age of 47.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Houston Mount and Lois Mount.
    He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Beth Mount of Woodbury; sons, Joseph “JoJo” Givens of Carthage and Timmy Mount, Jr. of Woodbury; daughters, Brittany Givens of Carthage, Alexis Mount of Woodbury, step-children, Emily Hollis and Ricky Hollis both of Woodbury; brother, Charles Mount, Jr. of Murfreesboro; sisters, Evette Potter of Nashville, Charmeka Mount of Murfreesboro and Chelsa Mount of Woodbury; grandchildren, Jada Givens, Davin Givens and Ka’marie Feathston; great uncle, James Batey; aunts, Polly Mount and Ester McShepard; father and mother-in-law, Ricky and Ruth Murphy; as well as several other aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
    Timmy enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Vols football games.  He liked doing anything outdoors, fishing, gardening and cutting wood.  He loved to spend time with family and friends.  He was known to hold big cookouts and loved to grill steaks and ribs.  He always had a smile and was a strong but soft spoken person.  
    The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 1-7 pm.  Funeral services will be held at the Grace Assembly of God Church, 2999 John Bragg Hwy., on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 12 pm.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home (615)563-5337

  • Albert McGee

    Saturday, 28 November 2015

    Albert “Wayne” McGee, 61, passed away Friday, November 27th, 2015 following injuries sustained in an ATV accident.  He was born on Jan. 19th, 1954 in Cannon County.
    He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Barbara (Youngblood) McGee and son Jordan Blake McGee and his “almost like a daughter”, Keeli Bullard, Mother, Elizabeth (Grizzle) McGee, his brother, Eddie R. McGee (Smyrna), Nephews, Randy (Melissa) McGee of LaVergne, Corey (Tabitha) McGee of Murfreesboro, Great Nephews and Nieces, Will Cofer, Devon, Dustin, Tyler, Brooke, & Abigail. He is also survived by his Mother in law, Sue Youngblood, who is “like another Mother” and numerous close cousins, Uncles and Aunts.
    He was preceded in death by his father Samuel W. McGee, Father-in-law Billy Youngblood and his brother in law William (Bill) Youngblood.
    Wayne enjoyed Golf, Fishing, Hunting, watching PGA golf & SEC football especially UT, Snorkeling, Cruising, and Travel. He was employed (34 years) at Stanley D. Lindsey, Structural Engineers as a Director of Drafting/Principal. 
    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 at Rural Hill Church of Christ, 564 Bell Rd., Antioch, TN, where he was baptized and married. Bros. Russ King and Gary Hale will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Mapleview Cemetery, 411 Maple St. Smyrna, TN. Visitation with the family will be from 3:30 pm until 8 pm Monday at Rural Hill Church of Christ and Tuesday from 10 am until the time of services.  In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in his memory for The First Tee, 101 Sam Ridley Pkwy., Smyrna, TN  37167
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311

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