• Juanita Baker

    Thursday, 6 February 2014

    Mrs. Juanita Jane Baker, 84, of Woodbury died on February 6, 2014 after an extended illness. She was born on August 25, 1929 in Inez, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her mother, Texie Sallee; husband, Phillip Carl Baker, Sr.; son, David Baker and a sister, Billie.

    Survivors include sons, Phil & Kay Baker of Pennsylvania, Barry & Brenda Baker of California and Howard Kelley of Kentucky; daughters, Betty & Bill Love of Woodbury, Texie & Dwight Neal of Michigan, Bobbie Kelley of Woodbury, Pat McDonald of Smyrna and Phyllis Baker; sister, Jackie Green of Florida and 23 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 42 great great grandchildren.

    Mrs. Baker grew up in Kentucky and later moved to Michigan. She and her husband enjoyed being in a bowling league together. She and Mr. Baker lived there for many years before coming to Smyrna. They owned and operated a Porter Paint Store in Franklin, Tennessee for many years. They moved to Woodbury over twenty years ago and became members of the New Hope Church of Christ. Mrs. Baker had many different hobbies; knitting, growing vegetables and planting flowers. Cooking for her family was always special to her. They all loved the things she made especially her chicken and dumplings and lasagna. She loved playing with her cats particularly, Rascal.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, February, 8, 2014 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Richard Burks will officiate. Interment will follow at the Shady Grove Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimers Association by contacting Smith Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be shared at (615)563-5337, Smith Funeral Home.

  • Mary Vanatta

    Monday, 3 February 2014

    Name     Mary Edith Vanatta                                                      Age: 70
    Date Died: Saturday, February 01, 2014 at Adams Place, Murfreesboro
    Birthplace: Coffee Co., TN.
    2 Sons:  Tony (Judy) Vanatta of Murfreesboro and Dwayne (Maritza) Vanatta of Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Grandchildren:   Brandon Vanatta of Buenos Aires; Kerri (David) Powell of Murfreesboro and Kristen (David) Sieber of Rockvale   
    Great Grandchildren:  Karalyn & Abigail Sieber
    Siblings:  Marsha Brown (Tom Sain) of Manchester and Nicky (Nancy) Shelton of Woodbury
    Sister-in-law:  Nonnie Shelton of Woodbury 
    She was preceded in death by her parents: Lester & Bessie Parker Shelton and brother, Jerry Shelton.
    A member of the New Vision Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society, Eddy was ret. From Northrup in California.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  1:00 pm Wed. 02/05/14
    Minister: Bro. Phillip Robinson        Interment:  Lynch Cemetery in Manchester
    Visitation:  2:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
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  • Ernestine Seaton

    Friday, 31 January 2014

    Name:   Ernestine Beatrice Seaton                                                     Age:  93
    Date Died: Mon., Jan. 27, 2014 @ 3:55 AM at Woodbury Health Care Center
    Birthplace:  Runsey, KY
    The last 9 years and 10 months she lived in Woodbury to be near her daughter Janie Hollandsworth and granddaughter Kasey Hollandsworth Bogard.
    Survivors:  4 Sons:  Benny (Monika) Seaton, Arthur (Connie) Seaton, Tony (Leta) Seaton, & Texal (Sarah) Seaton all of Boonville, IN
    1 Daughter:  Janie (Doug) Hollandsworth of Woodbury
    1 Brother:  Tom McDaniel of Boonville, IN
    Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren & 5 great great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Boston & Bertha Waters McDaniel, her husband, John Willard Seaton, a son, Willard Thomas Seaton and a daughter, Ernestine Monroe.
    Special thanks to Woodbury Nursing Center and to all of her special caregivers.                                                         
    Funeral Service:  Park Lawn Cmt. In Evansville, IN    When:  1:30 PM Saturday 2/1/14
    Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 PM Friday  & 12:00 (Noon) until time of service Sat. @ Park Lawn Cmt. In Evansville, IN
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  • Eldra Alexander

    Monday, 27 January 2014

    Mrs. Eldra Francis Alexander, 71, of Woodbury passed away after an extended illness on January 26, 2014. She was born in Dekalb County, Tennessee on October 2, 1942. Her parents were the late Travis Matthew Dunn and Opal Mae (Maynard) Dunn. Also preceding her in death are brothers, Lloyd Dunn, Arthur Dunn and Charles Dunn; sisters, Lorene Hendrixson and Wilma Corlew.

    She is survived by her husband, Robert "Buddy" Alexander of Woodbury; daughters, Dana & John Parton of Woodbury and Beverly Parrish of Murfreesboro; a brother, Jerry Dunn of McMinnville; sisters, Stella Radloff of Michigan, Evelyn Vestal of Missouri, Shirley Smithson of Auburntown and Linda & Jimmy Johnson of Woodbury; four grandchildren, Brandi Parton, Matthew Parton, Taylor Parrish and Valerie Parrish; as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

    Mrs. Alexander grew up in Auburntown with ten brothers and sisters. She graduated from the Auburntown High School. Soon after she met and fell in love with her future husband, Buddy. They would have been married 53 years on February 6th. During that time she worked at Colonial Shirt Factory and G. E. Later she went to work at MTSU in the Phillips Bookstore. She held many different positions during her time there. Finally, working as a computer tech in charge of ordering the text books before her retirement. She and Buddy enjoyed doing a lot of different things together. They spent a lot of time fishing at Center Hill Lake. She had won trophies bowling. Reading, crosstitching and quiliting were hobbies she enjoyed too. Her favorite thing to do was going to any ballgame that her grandchildren were playing in. She was a member of the Dillon Street Baptist Church.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 2-8 PM. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Herb Alsup and Tony Burnett will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside Garden.

    In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Dillon Street Baptist Church or Woodbury Church of Christ. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615)563-5337

  • Travis Hale

    Sunday, 26 January 2014

    Travis Ray Hale, age 21, died Friday January 24 at his home in Warren County.

    Travis is survived by his parents: Lori Mayo of McMinnville and Stanley Hale of Woodbury; fiancée, Shayla McClure of McMinnville; step son, Hayven Jones of McMinnville; Sisters: Lacy (Kyle) Baxter of Christiana & Natalie Miller of Washington; grandparents: Barbara & Larry Gribble of McMinnville & Joyce Tilford of Murfreesboro; great grandmothers: Dorothy Thomas of Murfreesboro & Ruby Barrett of Readyville; Uncles & Aunts: Gary Mayo of Murfreesboro, Greg Hale of Woodbury, Kathy & Chris Hasty of Tullahoma & Tracey & Gavin Litchenwalter of Murfreesboro; nephew, Jayden Baxter and cousin, Ean Hasty.

    He was preceded in death by his grandfathers: George Mayo & Jerry Hale; great grandfather, Morgan Thomas.

    Travis was a member of the Baptist Church & employee of Yorozu in McMinnville.

    Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday 1/28/14 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Burden officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm & Tuesday from 10:00 am till time of service.

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

  • Margaret Huss

    Thursday, 23 January 2014

    Name: Margaret Ellen Miller Huss                                                        Age:  89
    Date Died: Wed., Jan. 22, 2014 at 01:15 AM at The Bridge at Highland in Portland
    Birthplace:  Coffee Co., Tn.
    Survivors:  Children: David Krugh of Lakeland, FL., Norma (James) Burton of Westmoreland, Susan McCoy of MI., Eugene (Denise) Krugh, Jr. of Waldo, FL. And Thomas (Shelia) Krugh of Westmoreland
    Siblings:  Jay W. Miller of Niles, MI., Helen Haferkamp of Niles, MI., Minnie Walter of Buchanan, MI., James Miller of Bradyville
    Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and nurmerous great grandchildren
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Clark & Oma Lovell Miller; her husband, John Huss and sister, Ella DeMuth.
    Ms. Huss was a waitress with Cracker Barrell of Lebanon when it first started and was a member of the Baptist Church.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home  When:  1:00 pm Sat., Jan. 25, 2014
    Ministers:  Bro. Michael Bushey                                     Interment: Midway Cemetery                    
    Visitation:  11:00 until time of services Sat., Jan. 25, 2014

  • Jerry Wayne Turner

    Sunday, 19 January 2014

    Jerry Wayne Turner, 63, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford following a short illness.  He was a native of Dekalb Co., Tn.
    He is survived by his Father:  Ernest Turner of McMinnville; Wife: Diane Daniel Turner of Woodbury; Children:  Scotty (Alina) Turner of Woodbury and Andrea (Ryan) Powell of Rockvale; Grandchildren:  Gaige Turner of Woodbury, Alexis, Isabella & Keeley Powell of Rockvale, Colton and Carissa Turner of Murfreesboro; Brother:  Danny Turner of Sparta; Special Friends:  Melvin Green, Ricky Womack, Tim Blanton and Juquan all of Woodbury; Special Aunt:  Edith Miller of Woodbury
    He was preceded in death by his Mother, Sarah Irene Adcock Turner. Jerry was a member of the Church of Christ and worked at International Paper.
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Norman Pelham officiating.  Interment will follow in the Leoni Cemetery. Pallbearers include Tim Blanton, Melvin Green, Larry Parker, Danny Powell, Darrell Fults; Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 9 pm Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311  To Leave Online Condolences, please visit

  • Peggy Gannon

    Saturday, 18 January 2014

    Peggy Ruth Alexander Gannon, 77, of Woodbury passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  She was a native of Cannon Co., TN.

    She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law:  Ronald & Karen Gannon of Woodbury
    Grandchildren: Wyatt Gannon and Amelia Gannon both of Woodbury    
    Brother:  Don (Joyce) Alexander and Benny (Judy) Alexander both of Murfreesboro

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Janie Howell Alexander and Brother, Jimmy Alexander.

    A devoted mother and mema, she loved being with her family and friends.  She enjoyed attending the Senior Citizen Center in Cannon Co. and was a member of the Church of Christ. Peggy was retired from Whirlpool.

    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home, 3 pm Mon. Jan. 20, 2014                  
    Interment:  Riverside Gardens Cemetery
    Visitation:  3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sun., Jan. 19, 2014

  • Electra Floyd

    Thursday, 16 January 2014


    FLOYD, Electra Christine, age 87 of Manchester, Tennessee,

    passed away on January 14, 2014 at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

    She was a retired auto worker, homemaker and member of the Manchester Church of Christ.

    She was born in Woodbury, TN to her

    parents, the late Oscar Ellis Bugg and Myra Aspen Smithson Bugg;

    sister, Mary Ellis Newhouse; and

    brother, Paul Bugg.

    Mrs. Floyd is survived by her

    loving husband, Roy E. Floyd of Manchester, TN;

    daughter, Dorothy B. Collingham and her husband Dale of Pinckney, Michigan;


    Juel McConnell (Doyle) of Manchester, TN and Elizabeth Hartsfield (Ben) of Woodbury, TN;


    Alford Bugg (Fran) of Woodbury, TN;

    four grandchildren,

    Chris Collingham, Brian Collingham, Kim Collingham and Tommy Lathers;

    four great-grandchildren,

    Samantha Mulddon, Erin Collingham, Hayden Collingham and Mira Collingham; and a host of other relatives and friends.



     Thursday, January 16, 2014

    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.



    Friday, January 17, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

    Chapel of Central Funeral Home



    Brothers Terrell Bunting and Al Bugg, Jr. 



    Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.


    CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN in Charge of Arrangements.

  • Howard Gunter

    Tuesday, 14 January 2014

    Howard White Gunter,77, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Centennial Medical Center.  He was a native of Cannon Co.,Tn.
    He is survived by his wife, Mary W. Morris Gunter of Liberty; Children: Michelle (Keith) Slatton of Smithville and Stefan (Elizabeth) Gunter of Woodbury; Grandchildren:  Stoney Harmon, Crystal Schulz, Shiney Gibbs, Marianne & Will Gunter
    Brothers: Dee (Wanda) Gunter of Readyville and Ralph (Janis) Gunter of Liberty. Several great grandchildren also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Estes and Maggie Wray Ferrell Gunter; 2 children, Ethan Hans & Stasia Yvette Gunter and grandson, Rocky Harmon.
    A member of the Gassaway Church of Christ, he was a carpenter.
    Funeral services will be held 12 noon Wed. Jan. 15, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Hancock officiating. Interment following in Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Pallbearers include Mark Duggin, Shawn Gunter, Bradley Gunter, Eric Gunter, Chris Alexander, Stoney Harmon.
    Visitation with the family will be from  3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tues., Jan. 14, 2014. For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Gassaway Church of Christ or Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery.