• Jean Gilley

    Monday, 13 July 2015

    Jean Augusta Gilley, 86, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at St. Thomas, Rutherford.  A native of Huntsville, AL., she was raised in Warren Co., lived in Nashville and when she retired she moved to Readyville, TN.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. Gilley & Flossie Dowell Gilley and her brother, Douglas Gilley.
    She is survived by her sister, Gayle VanHooser of McMinnville; Nieces: Kathryn L. (Bill) Hopkins of Nashville, Julia (Alan) George of McMinnville, Nancy (Craig) Doman of Murfreesboro, Sarah P. (Josh) Harris of Kingston Springs, TN.; Nephew:  Ranse William (Kay) VanHooser of McMinnville; Great Neices and Nephews:  Matt (Jessica) George, Maria George, Jacqui & Staci VanHooser of all of McMinnville and Peyton Harris of Kingston Springs, Tn.
    Ms. Gilley was a member of the Cripple Creek Presbyterian Church, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Home Demonstration Club.  Retired from TVA, she loved doing many things including sewing, quilting, knitting, traveling, reading and visiting with her friends and family.
    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Thursday, July 16, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Laurence D. Clark officiating.  Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, McMinnville, Tn.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 and Thursday from 11 am until 1 pm. 
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  • Gerald Gannon

    Saturday, 11 July 2015

    Mr. Gerald Gannon, 65, of Woodbury passed away on July 10, 2015.  He was born on November 11, 1949.  His parents were the late Howard Gannon, Sr. and Nancy Emiline (Bogle) Gannon.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Gregory Gerald Gannon; brothers, Howard Gannon, Jr. Willie Gannon and Franklin Gannon; a sister, Carol Gannon and a niece, Gwenda Gannon.
    He is survived by his sons, Jeff & Tonya Gannon of Woodbury and Jason Gannon of Murfreesboro; the mother of his sons, Sharon Gannon of Kittrell; grandchildren, Josie and Alex Gannon of Woodbury; sisters, Myla & Paul Close and Catherine Hutchinson both of Nashville; sisters-in-law, Helen Gannon and Marjorie Broadway both of Hermitage; nieces and nephews, Mike Gannon of Kentucky, Sally Pellegra and Debbie Campbell both of Memphis, Keith Gannon of Mt. Juliet, Darlene Wilkes of Franklin, Diane Santleman and Carol Gannon both of Nashville, Lori Ligon of Brentwood and many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. 
    Mr. Gannon grew up in Woodbury and graduated Central High School in the Class of 1967.  He always loved the outdoors, so much so, he was known to sleep on the porch just to be outside.  He enjoyed all types of hunting.  He was always telling funny stories and having a good time.   After graduation he went to work for General Electric and worked there until he became disabled.  He was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ.
    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, July 11, from 4-8 pm and Sunday from 1-2 pm.  Funeral services will be Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 2 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Interment will follow in Riverside Garden.  Share your memories and condolences with the family at  Smith Funeral Home (615)563-5337

  • Jimmy Gannon

    Saturday, 11 July 2015

    Name:     Jimmy Maurice Gannon                    Age: 68
    Date Died:  Friday, July 10, 2015                       Where:  Vanderbilt
    Birthplace:   Cannon County
    Wife:  JoAnn Gannon of Woodbury
    Mother: Christine Gannon of Woodbury
    Sons and daughters-in-law:  Shane (Michelle) and Shannon (Daisy) Gannon all of Woodbury
    Aunt:  Irene Gannon of Woodbury
    Brother-in-law:  Tom (Jane) Watkins of Manchester
    Nieces and nephews:  Jennie and David Bachelor of Manchester
                                             Nathan and Debbie Watkins of NC
    Best friend:  Marvin Farless of Kittrell
    Also surviving are several cousins.
    He was preceded in death by his father; Hilder Gannon.
    Mr. Gannon was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ and was retired from Cummings Sign.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When:  2:00 PM Monday, July 13, 2015
    Minister:  Todd Gannon, Joe Hill and Brother James McDonald
                           Visitation:  4 to 8pm, Sunday, July 12, 2015
    Interment:  Riverside Gardens Cemetery
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cannon County Walking Horse Assoc. and American Heart Fund
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  • Grady Parker

    Wednesday, 8 July 2015

    Grady Wayne Parker, age 73, of Murfreesboro passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at St. Thomas Nashville Hospital
    Nashville. He was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include his wife, Alice Stacey Parker of Murfreesboro, daughter and son-in-law:  Beverly (Kevin) Krieb of Murf., grandson:  Noah Krieb, 2 brothers; Roy and Coy Parker both of Woodbury.

    He was preceded in death by his parents;  Houston R. Parker and Mary Reed Parker  Brother and Sister in Law Kenneth and Mamie Parker and Sister Norma Vance

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Thursday, July 9, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Brother Joe Sissom officiating.  Interment will follow at Parker Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 Pm to 9 Pm Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the funeral home.

  • Harmony Haley

    Tuesday, 7 July 2015

    Harmony Haley, 24, passed away on July 4, 2015. She was a mother, a daughter, a sister, a niece, a friend and much more. She had a very unique and creative soul. She loved easy and everyone could tell. She was loved by many and will be missed by many more.
                She is survived by her father and mother, Shane and Sharon (White) Haley, son, Haven Von Haley all of Smyrna; sisters, Melody Haley of Woodbury; Sarah Haley of Smyrna and Liz Bichon of Gallatin; grandmothers, Myra Haley of Woodbury and Linda Henry of Mississippi; niece and nephews, Cami, Cason and Brady.  She was preceded by her grandfathers, Mack Haley and Douglas White. 
                The family will celebrate her life and shining spirit with a visitation at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 4-8 pm.  Her memory will again be celebrated and held close for a funeral on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 2 pm.  Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Due to her untimely passing the family requests memorial donations to assist with expenses.  Contact Smith Funeral Home to contribute (615)563-5337  Share your memories and condolences with them at

  • Lillian Wallace

    Sunday, 5 July 2015

    Mrs. Lillian Smith Wallace, 103, died Thursday, July 2 in Hoover, AL following an extended illness. A native of Cannon County, Mrs. Wallace was the daughter of the late Mack and Mattie Higgins.
    For many years "Mrs. Mattie" owned and operated the Higgins House at the corner of East Main and McCrary Streets. It was the home for tourists, peddlers and local tenants until it closed in the 1980’s.
    Mrs. Wallace and her late husband, Hayden Smith, were owners of the Cannon Courier from the 1933 until 1950. After Mr. Smith’s death in 1951. Mrs. Lillian, a member of the Church of Christ, later married well known Church of Christ Minister G.K. Wallace, who died in 1988.
    For several years "Muddy" as she was so well known, made her home in Florida and later in Hoover, Alabama with her daughter. She remained active and visited her former home in Woodbury on many occasions. If you talked with Mrs. Wallace, you quickly saw wit, charm and a keen memory of her childhood days in Cannon County which she always liked to talk about with anyone she met.
    In 2006 the Woodbury Lions Club honored Mrs. Wallace as part of their 70th Anniversary celebration. Her former husband Hayden was a Charter Member and first President of the club which it was organized in 1936.
    Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Griner of Hoover, AL and Mrs. Sally Ann Smith of Riverview, FL; grandchildren Cindy (Jeff) Lawrence and Molly (Russ) Stringer; all of Hoover, AL; Hayden (Wendy) Smith of Riverview, FL and Beverly (Al) Fisch of St. Petersburg, FL; stepson Jim (Taffy) Wallace of Fayette, MO; seven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren.
    Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, July 7 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with graveside services following Tuesday, July 9, 2015 at Riverside Cemetery with Bro. Tim Gentry officiating.
    Serving as pallbearers were: nephews Andy Bryson and Hayden Bryson, Charles Sain Jim Stone, Joe Hawkins, Austin Jennings.
    The family requested memorial donations be made to Lillian and G.K. Wallace Scholarship or Billy Smith Preaching Scholarship both at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN. Contact Smith Funeral Home for further information (615)563-5337. Share memories and condolences with the family on the guestbook at
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  • Larry Cason

    Saturday, 27 June 2015

    Larry Wayne Cason, age 56, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at his home. He was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include his daughter, MacKenzie Cason of Readyville. He is also survived by several uncles, aunts, cousins, and many other friends of Bill W. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton "Shade" Cason & Wilma Dutton Cason, and his sister, Regina Doak. 

    Mr. Cason was a member of the Plainview Baptist Church, and was employed by Quality Industries as a metal finisher. He enjoyed playing golf, watching sports especially the Tennessee Vols, and loved his daughter, MacKenzie. 

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, June 28, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Heath officiating. Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the funeral home. 

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


  • Samuel "Whyte" Goin

    Saturday, 27 June 2015

    Mr. Samuel “Whyte” Goin, 73, of Woodbury passed away on June 26, 2015.  He was born in Auburntown, TN on January 28, 1942.  His parents were the late Ernest Ray Goin and Nell (Hayes) Goin.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Ray Goin and two sisters, Tina Nichols and Ruth Bain. 
                He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Layuna (Bailey) Goin and his son and daughter-in-law, David & Brandi Goin; two grandchildren, Bailey and Cameron Goin all of Woodbury;  niece, Tina & Ray Cooper; great niece Teresa Prater and great-great niece and nephew, Holly Prater and Cody Prater; also by numerous other nieces and nephews.
                Mr. Whyte grew up in Auburntown and was a member of the Auburntown Church of Christ.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart.  He was a long haul truck driver for over 20 years.  He drove for Tilford Trucking during that time and made many runs to Buffalo, New York to deliver chickens.  Mr. Whyte was always joking around and having a big time.  He loved to be outdoors and spent time feeding the birds.  He and Mrs. Layuna we married over 53 years and she came to visit him every day at the nursing home once he became ill.  He always loved to spend time with his grandkids.
                Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 2-8 pm.  The family will hold a private committal service and requests that no flowers be sent.  In lieu of flowers you may donate to the charity of your choice and may notify the family of your donation by contacting Smith Funeral Home. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Woodbury Health and Rehab for their care.  Share your memories and condolences on the guestbook page of  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Charlotte Winfree

    Friday, 26 June 2015

    Charlotte Rose Winfree age 67 of McMinnville, TN, (Centertown Community) died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was born June 08, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan, and was a retired educator of 30 years teaching elementary grades in Warren County primarily in Centertown and also at Covenant, she spoke fluent Spanish and taught others to speak it as well. Charlotte was a member of Bates Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she was an active member and enjoyed working with the young folks, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a volunteer at River Park Hospital, and she often visited with the patients at N.H.C. Health Care. She was an active member of the community, participated in a book club and in a support group, and loved to travel and write poetry.
    Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents Charles Harding and Hazel Josephine Daniel Winfree and she is survived by her sisters Kathy Dean Winfree, Rita (Tommy) Shehane, Janice (Mike) Reynolds all of McMinnville and Vicky (Kenneth) Dearman of Douglasville, GA, brothers Andy (Nadine) Winfree and David Winfree of McMinnville, TN; nephews and nieces Josh (Jenna) Winfree, Kent (Lisa) Winfree, Jarrett Winfree, Emily (Osvaldo) Lopez, Blaka (Nikki) Reynolds, Brett Youngblood, Caleb (Heather) Shehane, Isaac Shehane, Darrell (Janine) Winfree, Kelly Dearman, and Kenny Dearman. Many great nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, and friends also survive.
    Funeral service will be 2 PM Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Lyon Walkup and Mark Parker will officiate. Interment will follow at Blues Hill Cemetery. The Winfree Family will receive friends Friday from10 AM until 8 PM and again Saturday from 10 AM until the time of service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be made at
    24-Hour Obituary Information Line is 931-473-5700.
    McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 931-473-6606.

  • Roy Nichols

    Thursday, 25 June 2015

    Roy Perry Nichols, age 70, of Woodbury passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include Brothers, Thomas Earl Nichols & W.R. Nichols both of Woodbury; & Nieces, Ruth Ann (Dennis) Watts, Arlene (Dewey Barrett) Wilson, & Julie (David Speakman) Fitts. 

    Also surviving are several great nieces & nephews. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, William Richman & Maggie Lucille Davenport Nichols; Sister, Nancy Ann Nichols; Sisters-in-law, Ruth Nichols & JoAnn Nichols; Nephew, Jeff Nichols; Great great-nephew, Levi Watts. 

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, June 26, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Nichols officiating.  Interment will follow at Reed Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 9 PM Thursday, June 26, 2015 at the funeral home.


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