Obituaries

  • Billie Campbell

    Tuesday, 29 March 2016

    Billie Jean Dutton Campbell of Woodbury, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at McKendree Village in Nashville.  She was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Carthon Campbell of Woodbury; Daughter, Betty (Houston) Campbell Little of Brentwood; Grandchildren, Trey (Kathryn) Little of Brentwood, Leigh (J.P.) Little Shelly of Dallas, TX, and Samantha (Nick) Little Martin of Hermitage; Brother-in-law, Gene Walkup of Knoxville.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

    Mrs. Campbell was the last living child of Samuel Lee Dutton & Lila Ford Dutton.

    She was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and a former member of the Donelson Church of Christ.  She was a homemaker.

    Private graveside services will be 5 PM Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Riverside Cemetery with Bro. Al Bugg, Jr. officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 5 PM Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the funeral home.

  • Andrew Makatura

    Sunday, 27 March 2016

    Andrew Francis Makatura, 65, passed away suddenly Thurs., March 24, 2016 Stones River Hospital E/R.  He was a native of Clearwater, FL.
    He is survived by his wife of whom he married Sept. 18, 1971, Carol Brock Makatura of Woodbury; Children:  Michele Peyton and her husband, Allen of Lascassas and Andrew “Drew” Francis Makatura, Jr. and his wife Frances of Woodbury; 3 Grandchildren:  Danyl, Sedona, Peyton, & A.C. Makatura; Siblings:  Fred (Deborah) Makatura of Pink Hill, N.C., Judy Wilson of Daytona and Dave Makatura of Interlochen, Fl.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew “Andy” & Frances Ella Snyder Makatura and his sister, Mary Lee Breiner.
    A child of God, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved God, Family and fishing. He worked at General Mills/Pillsbury in Production for over 20 years.
    Graveside services will be 3 pm Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Makatura Family Cemetery with Bro. Calvin Carroll.  Visitation with the family will be from  2 pm until 9 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311  or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • James Parker

    Monday, 21 March 2016

    James Allen Parker, 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the 20th of March, 2016. He was born on Sept. 8th, 1927 to Shelia H. and Vernie Lou Hale Parker in DeKalb Co. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
    brothers, Shelia H. Jr. and Jackie Parker, sisters, Jean Parker Richardson and Billie Parker Grizzle.
    He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Catherine Davis Parker of Woodbury; Children, Ronald (Sharon) Parker of Woodbury, Larry (Mae Rollins) Parker of McMinnville, Jeff (Tammy) Parker of Readyville and Pattie (Paul) Howard of Murfreesboro; Step Children, Clyde Alvin (Penny) Davis, II and Cheryl (Jerry) Edwards Both of Cleveland; Brother:  John Henry (Edna Ruth) Parker of Watertown; Sisters, Jessie Mae Ferrell of Woodbury, Elizabeth “T” (Dave) Burnette of Bradyville and Joyce (Jim) Speakman of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren:  Tabitha Parker, Tracy Parker, Layra Crook, Darrek Harley Parker, Tayler Thompson, Jamie Hill, Michael Hill, Brittany Ramirez, Alicia Cardona & Lindsey Prok. 2 step grandchildren, Andrea Todd Cathey and Nathan Todd several great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Shelia H. & Vernie Lou Hale Parker; sisters, Jean Parker Richardson and Billie Parker Grizzle.  He will be missed by his little boy Cricket and his granddog, Tadpole.
    A member of the Woodbury Church of God, he was a heavy equipment operator and a farmer. 
    A special thanks to Dr. Suresh Saraswat
    Funeral services will be 12 noon Thursday, March 24, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Clayton Neal and Bro. Leonard Herman officiating.  Pallbearers include Layne Ferrell, J.D. Underhill, Ronnie Walker, Scotty Grizzle, Richard York, Darrek Parker, Wesley Wright, Clyde McCord. Interment will follow in the Hale Cemetery, DeKalb Co. Visitation with the family will be 4 pm until 8 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
    Woodbury Funeral Home 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Betty Carter

    Sunday, 13 March 2016

    Betty Lee Carter, 92, of Murfreesboro passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016. 
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse B. Carter and Bina McBroom Carter and her sister, Mary Pearl Carter Moore.  Betty retired after 40 years with the United States Court, the last 20 she was secretary to Chief Judge Harry Phillips of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.  She was active many in two needlework guilds in Nashville.
    Graveside services will be 12:30 pm Monday, March 14, 2016 at Riverside Cemetery with Bro. Herb Alsup officiaiting.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until 12 noon Monday at Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 orwww.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Earl Gassaway

    Friday, 11 March 2016

    Earl Ray Gassaway age 80 of Smithville, TN passed away suddenly March 1, 2016. He was born in Woodbury, TN on October 31, 1935 to his parents the late Walter Gray and Dessie Brown Higgins Gassaway. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Robert White, Tom Milton and Kenneth Gray Gassaway and 1 sister, Leatrice Brewington. Earl served in the U.S. Army with the 5th Evacuation Hospital from July 1958 to April 1960. He retired with the rank of Private First Class. He was retired from Wheaton Industries in Millville, N.J. in 1983 after 23 years as an electrical motor repairman. Earl attended Central High School in Woodbury, TN and graduated from Delaware School of Barbering in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a registered barber with the state of New Jersey and also a first class electrician. Earl was Past Master of Salome Lodge #145 F&AM in Cedarville, NJ and a member of Liberty Lodge #77 F&AM in Smithville. He had also sung and played in a bluegrass band. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Billie Gassaway of Smithville; 1 sister, Winnie Evelyn Worley of Pitman, NJ; several nieces, nephews and cousins; very special caregivers, Diane Hardin, Martha Fults, Shela Montgomery, Jennifer Nichols, Hope Thomas, Christine Bain and Sherry Brannon. Special mention and appreciation to the DeKalb County Emergency Medical Services. The Gassaway Family has chosen direct cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, The Shriner Hospital for Children or the American Cancer Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Willie Young

    Thursday, 10 March 2016

    Willie Mae Wimberly Young, age 98, of Woodbury passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at St. Thomas Stones River Hospital.  She was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include her children, Nancy (Buddy) Young Davenport & Bobby (Phyllis) Joe Young, both of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Darrell Young, Jeffery Young, Rodney Young, Kathy Davenport, Mike Davenport, Edwin Young, Deborah Jones, Barbara Pearcy, and Timothy Young. 

    Several Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren also survive. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Noah & Amby Jane Burnett Wimberly; Husband, Jim Young; Son, Billy Jack Young; Siblings, Lizzie Barrett, Bobbie Daniel, Clyde Wimberly, Euclid Wimberly, & Roy Wimberly. 

    Ms. Young was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and was retired from Colonial where she was a seamstress.  She enjoyed yard work at her home. 

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, March 13, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup & Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM until 8 PM Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the funeral home. 

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Dean Chapman

    Sunday, 6 March 2016

    Mrs. Dean Chapman age 77 of the Gassaway Community passed away Friday afternoon, March 4, 2016 at her residence. Dean was born September 5, 1938 to her parents Clyde and Stacey Mayo Preston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Junior and Ray Preston; 1 sister, Alene Reed. She was a member of the Clear Fork United Methodist Church and was a retired shirt factory worker and a farmer. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Toy B. Chapman of Liberty; 1 daughter, Kathy (Doug) Summers of Liberty; 2 grandsons, Richard Dale Simmons, Jr. and Albert and Abby Summers. 4 great children, Hailey Summers, Johnna Summers, Kaitlyn Simmons, Emily Simmons; loving friend, Lisa Simmons. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, March 7, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Tommy Davis and Bobby Charles Martin officiating and burial will follow in Gunter Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 11AM until 8PM and Monday 9AM until the time of the service at 2PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Patricia Miles

    Thursday, 3 March 2016

    Patricia “Trish” Lynn Miles, 59, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Riverpark Hospital. A native of Ft. Worth, TX, she lived in McMinnville.

    She is survived by her husband of 42 years, James Miles of McMinnville; Sons: James Miles (Connie Jones) of McMinnville and Josh Miles of Morrison; Grandsons: Caden Miles, Gage and Mason Jones; Siblings, Doris Mikesell, Andrea Johnson, Richard Johnson, Debbie James, Denise Henley and Hanna Erickson all of Texas and James Johnson, Jr. of McMinnville.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, James Monroe Johnson, Sr. & Leatrice Redella Bailey Johnson.

    A member of the Lord Jesus Christ Church, she was a homemaker. Trish loved her family more than anything and she loved to read.

    Memorial services will be 11 am Saturday, March 05, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Ernie Cantrell officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 9 am until 11 am Saturday, March 05, 2016.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Magness Community Library, 118 W Main St, McMinnville, TN 37110

  • Gretchen Hall

    Friday, 26 February 2016

    Gretchen Leigh Hall, 46, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 suddenly at her home.  She was a native of Cannon Co.  
    She is survived by her parents: Jeffrey (Betty) Hall of Woodbury; Carolyn (Henry) Alford of Woodbury; Siblings:  Amanda Hall, Emily (Jason) Elrod and Jordan Alford all of Woodbury; Niece:  Sydney Elrod of Woodbury; 7 Nephews:  Dalton & Cortland Ryan, Gabe & Jace Elrod, Tuff & Gunner Alford all of Woodbury.
    She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George & Wilma Hall, Charles & Geneva Brandon; 2 uncles, Lynn & Melvin Brandon.
    A member of the Methodist church, she was a cosmetologist. 
    Funeral services will be 2 pm Sunday, February 28, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. John Hembree officiating. Interment will follow in the Cateson Cemetery.  Pallbearers:  Brent & Bryan Brandon, Jordan Alford, Jonathon Hall, Shawn & Bradley Gunter. Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm until 8 pm Saturday, February 27, 2016.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Hazel Davis

    Wednesday, 24 February 2016

    Hazel Brown Davis, age 100, went to heaven on Monday, February 22, 2016. She joins her husband of 62 years, Ray Davis (d. 2002), and their son, Fred Davis (d. 1969), parents, Edward Brown and Emily (Sweeten) Brown for a glorious reunion. She is survived on earth by four children; Thomas Davis of Nashville, David Davis of Murfreesboro, Donna Carter and Sharon Airall of Franklin, Ky. She also leaves 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren. 
    Mrs. Davis was born in Beersheba Springs in Grundy County, TN on December 5, 1915.  As a child, she dreamed of becoming a teacher while attending school in a one room schoolhouse. Her faith lead her to Trevecca Nazarene College where she met Ray, reared her family and actualized her dream. Her classroom was always a safe haven for children. She retired a 6th grade teacher from Pennington Elementary.She was a quiet but strong willed lady.  Her church was an important part of her life.  She was very active in the congregation at Smyrna Church of the Nazarene.  Being the matriarch of her family was her most important role.  She wanted the best for all of her family and strived to give them advice and guidance whenever she could.  Mrs. Davis had a keen memory and could recite many poems, hymns and verses of scripture.  She loved to tell funny little stories and jokes to family and friends.  She will long be remembered for her strong but loving hands.
    Visitation will be at Smyrna Church of the Nazarene from 10-12 pm on Thurs. Feb. 25, followed by the funeral at 2 pm. Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park, in Nashville, at 4 pm.  In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home (615)563-5337

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