• Paisley Todd

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014

    Paisley Morgan Todd went to heaven on April 3, 2014 the same day she came into the world. She was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Preceding her in death are grandfathers, James Russell Todd and Joe Frank Morgan; great grandfathers, Howard Mayo and Hobert Miller.
    Survivors include her parents, Justin and Ashley Todd of Gassaway; sister, Madison Elise Todd of Woodbury; grandparents, Tony & Shari Morgan of Woodbury, Tracy & David Higgins of Woodbury and Judy Hickey of Smithville; great grandmothers, Jean Mayo of Gassaway, Jean Faulk of Readyville and Vera Miller of Woodbury; aunts and uncles, Joseph Morgan, Devon Gunter, Zachary Higgins, Rebekah Higgins, Addison Higgins, Hannah Higgins all of Woodbury, Nicole Weddington of Gassaway, Tonya Todd and Lisa Winslow both of Manchester; also survived by several great aunts and uncles and cousins.
    Justin and Ashley attend the New Life Church in Centertown. They were looking forward to bringing Paisley home to meet her big sister. She has gone home to be with the Lord now, much to the sadness of her family.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 2-4 PM. Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. David Higgins will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Garden. In lieu of flowers the family requests assistance with expenses. Condolences may be shared at

  • Mary Hale

    Saturday, 5 April 2014

    Name    Mary B. Young Hale of Dearborn Heights, Michigan                Age: 85
    Date Died: Thursday, April 3, 2014
    Children:  P. Sandra (John) McDonald, M. Charlene (Lou) Justin, Ronald R. Hale & Robert G. (Darlene) Hale all of Michigan
    Brothers:  Nile (Della) Young & Virgil (Grace) Young all of Woodbury  
    Grandchildren:  Holly Genaw, Jolene (Salvator) Cesaro, Arlene & Carlene Hale, Louis & Edmund Justin all of Michigan
    Great Grandchildren:  Gabrielle & Grant Genaw and Salvator & Maria Cesaro all of Michigan  
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Cleveland Hale.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home        When:  1:00 pm Wed. 4/9/14
    Minister:  Bro. John Hembre                         Interment:  Riverside Cemetery
    Visitation:  1:00 – 9:00 pm Tues. 4/8/12

  • James Hays

    Saturday, 5 April 2014

    James Lannis "Jimmy" Hays age 71 of Statesville died Wednesday morning, April 2, 2014 at the Lebanon Health and Rehab Center.  Born in Cannon County, TN, he was the son of the late Ernest Alfred Hays and Lula Clayborn Hays.  Jimmy attended Watertown High School and was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church. He was a boiler maker and member of Local 363 in Illinois. Jimmy was a Past Master and 50 yr. member of Comer Lodge No. 417 F&AM. He is survived by his wife, Carol McColpin Hays of Statesville; son, James Lee Hays and wife, Janet of Statesville; daughter, Janice Lanee Williamson of Statesville; grandchildren, Casey Elizabeth Hays, Lindsey and Logan Williamson; step children, Karen Bell of Flora, IL, Kim (Sandy) Bell and Max (Sandy) Bell both of Bridgeport, IL; step grandchildren, Michael (Samantha) Cooper, Rachel (Perry) Boles, Chris (Rhonda) Cooper, Dalton, Kendra and Cassidy Shadle; sister, Sherry Parkerson of Smithville; brother, Jackson (Kathy) Hays of Auburntown; nieces and nephews.  A memorial service and celebration of Jimmy's life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Hunter Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be from 1 p.m. till service time on Sunday.

  • Nora Lyons

    Friday, 4 April 2014

    Nora Lyons, born April 6, 1930 to the late James E. Lyons and Mary Alexander Foutch. She passed from this life on April 1, 2014. She accepted Christ at an early age. She was preceded in death by her son, William Russell Lyons; sisters, Katherine Batey, Gladys Batey and Tennie Eubanks; brothers, John Foutch and James Lyons.

    She leaves to cherish her memory, her four children, Johnny (Peggy) Lyons, Mary and Diane Lyons all of Woodbury, TN and Pauline Clark of Mufreesboro, TN; five grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; brother-in-law, James Batey and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 6-8 PM. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12-1 PM at the Grace Assembly of God Church, 2999 John Bragg Hwy. Funeral services will follow at the church. Memories and condolences may be shared at

  • Greg Arnold

    Wednesday, 2 April 2014

    Name    Gregory Allen Arnold                                                       Age: 39
    Date Died: Wed., April 02, 2014 at his home
    Mother: Juanita Cripps Arnold of Woodbury
    Son:  Nicholas Arnold of Murfreesboro
    Daughter:  Maci Arnold of Smithville
    Brothers:  Jimmy (Pam) Arnold, Ronnie (Charlotte) Arnold & Ricky (Tammy) Arnold all of Woodbury
    Sister:  Kathy (Bobby) Davis of Woodbury
    Also surviving are 3 nephews & 4 nieces
    He was preceded in death by his father, Buster Arnold.
     A member of Plainview Baptist Church, he was a dump truck driver.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  2:00 pm Fri. 04/03/14
    Minister:  Bro. Richard Haley        Interment:  Rains Family Cemetery
    Visitation:  2 to 9 pm Thursday April 03, 2014 and Friday from 10 am until time of service

  • John Anderson

    Tuesday, 1 April 2014

    Mr. John S. Anderson age 81 of the Short Mountain Community passed away Friday morning, March 28, 2014 at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury.  He was born July 7, 1932 to his parents, the late James Alvis and Haley Cox Anderson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.  Mr. Anderson was a U.S. Army Veteran, Member of the American Legion and served as Past Commander of the Blue Springs Missouri Chapter, Methodist and a retired factory worker.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Elma Anderson of the Short Mountain Community; son, Jerry Anderson, Sr. of Kentucky; 3 grandchildren, Jerry Anderson, Jr., Crystal Privett and Heather Anderson; several great-grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with James Hayes officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Monday 2:PM until 7:PM and Tuesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM.

  • Kathryn Grosch

    Tuesday, 1 April 2014

    Funeral services for Mrs. Kathryn Elizabeth Grosch, age 75 of Bradyville, will be conducted at 12 Noon, Friday, April 4 from the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation with the Grosch family will be from 5pm until 9pm, Thursday, April 3 at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Grosch passed away Monday morning at her home following an extended illness.

    Mrs. Grosch was born in Manchester, Tennessee the daughter of the late Arthur and Era Mae Vaughn Poff. She was the former owner of the Coffee Pot Café and enjoyed watching TV, fishing and visiting friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Grosch was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Frank P. Grosch. Her survivors are:

    Two Daughters- Donna Presson of Bradyville
    Debra (Steve) Cox of Nashville
    One Son- Howard (Jean) Grosch of Bradyville
    One Sister- Alice Poff of Manchester
    Two Brothers- Meryl Poff of Manchester
    Joe Poff of Michigan
    13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren

  • Frances Smith

    Saturday, 29 March 2014

    Frances Leila Sanders Smith, 84, of Bradyville and formerly of Baton Rouge, died Sat, March 29, 2014 at her home.

    She is survived by her husband: Wesley Curtis Smith, Jr. of Bradyville

    Sons:  Wesley (Debra) Curtis Smith, III of Bradyville and Jack Owen (Donna) Smith of Bradyville

    Grandchildren:  Stacey Lynn Smith & Sean Curtis Smith

    3 Great Grandchildren:  Nathan Curtis, Hannah Lynn & Eva Claire Smith

    Great Friend:  Barbara Pack

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Darling Wilson & Edna Leila Sanders; siblings, Addie Hope Smith, Ruby Orander, Eliza Ann Smith & Andrew Sanders.

    A member of the Burt Baptist Church, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a gourmet cook and worked with her husband in the family printing business.

    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  3:00 pm Sun. 03/30/14
    Minister:  Bro. David Moody Interment: Jernigan Cemetery
    Visitation:  1 – 3 pm Sunday., March 30, 2014

    Active Pallbearers:  Jack & Curtis Smith, Sean Smith, Jerry Barrett, Randy Brandon and Alan Pack

    Honorary Pallbearers:  Barbara Pack & G.L. Tenpenny

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Burt Baptist Church

  • James Smithson

    Thursday, 27 March 2014

    Name:   James Wilburn Smithson                                                                     Age:  81
    Date Died: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Stones River Hospital E/R
    Birthplace:  Cannon County
    Survivors:  1 Daughter:  Conchita (David) Watts of Readyville
    1 Son:  Mark (Katy) Smithson of Milton 
    2 Brothers:  Hobert (Betty) Smithson of Paris IL & Clyde Smithson of Woodbury
    1 Sister:  Meriam (Wiley) Smithson of Woodbury
    4 Grandchildren:  Jason (Candi) Watts, Amanda Smithson, Erica (Russell) Loftis & Bradley Smithson
    6 Great Grandchildren:  Marshall Smithson, Stratton & Rylan Watts, Branson & Braden Smithson & Alyssa Loftis
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton B. & Irene Williams Smithson & his sister, Vivian Patterson.   
    A member of the Iconium Church of Christ, he was retired from Community Care in Murfreesboro as an Assistant Administrator & Head of Maintenance.   
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When:  2:00 pm Saturday 3/29/14
    Minister:  Bro. Steve Watts               Interment:  Hopewell Cemetery in Coffee County
    Visitation:  4 to 8 pm Fri. and Sat. from 10:00 am until the time of service
    Active Pallbearers:  Jason Watts, Bradley Smithson, Russell Loftis, Ken Smithson, Monty Patterson, & Jonathan Glaviano
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  • Terry Elrod

    Thursday, 27 March 2014

    Mr. Terry B. Elrod, 54, of Woodbury died March 26, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born on July 2, 1959 in Woodbury , TN. His parents were the late Woodrow Elrod and Elavlette Dinwiddie. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Roger Elrod.

    Survivors include his daughter, Jessica Marie Elavlette Elrod and her fiance` Shawn Webster of Dowelltown, TN ; a sister and brother-in-law, Joye and David Hatfield of Woodbury; a granddaughter, Zoe Webster; also a niece, a nephew, and two great nieces and a great nephew.

    Mr. Elrod gew up the youngest of three children. He was raised in the Church of Christ and was very close with his sister. Terry graduated from Central High School in the Class of 1977. He worked at Jennings Motors for many years. After he left there he opened his own shop. Terry worked as a mechanic, restoring and detailing cars. He also bought, sold and traded cars. He liked to stay busy and wanted to make an honest dollar. He enjoyed being outdoors, going to the lake and fishing too. Terry was an easy going person and his little dog was his constant companion.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 3-8 PM. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Herb Alsup will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the Bible Camp Scholarship. Memories and condolences may be shared at