Obituaries

  • Garland Elkins

    Sunday, 30 October 2016

    Garland Elkins, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and faithful evangelist of the Gospel of Christ, entered into his Heavenly Reward on October 28, 2016.

    Born on August 19, 1926 in the Elkins Community near Woodbury, Tennessee, Garland graduated from Freed Hardeman University, and also attended Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee. He was awarded a Doctorate of Ministry from Southern Christian University. Throughout his life, he was a Faithful defender of the Gospel of Christ as an author, lecturer, debater, and educator; a lifelong student of the Word, searching the scriptures daily, committing them to memory and life. A Gospel Minister for more than 67 years, Garland proclaimed the Word at numerous congregations across the country. For the past 26 years he served as Minister for the Stanton Church of Christ, and Professor and Dean of Public Relations for the Memphis School of Preaching.

    Garland was the last surviving child of his parents, the late Richard and Emma Todd Elkins. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Haskell, Fred, Clark, Bob; and two sisters, Loretta and Maxine. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of Sixty-Seven years, the love of his life, Corinne Smith Elkins; three daughters, Connie Miles and husband Kenneth, Jan Elkins, and Denise Healy and husband Bill; three grandchildren, his namesake Stephanie Garland Healy Staggs and husband Logan, Shane Alexander Healy, and Olivia Gabrielle Miles; and a host of other loving family and friends.

    The family will gather to receive friends on Sunday, October 30, between Four o'clock and Seven o'clock in the evening at the Forest Hill Church of Christ, 3950 Forest Hill-Irene Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38125. Funeral services will be held at Twelve o'clock noon on Monday, October 31, also at the Forest Hill location, with visitation from Ten o'clock in the morning until a Quarter of Twelve. Interment will be held at Eleven o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, November 1, at the Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury, Tennessee.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the Garland and Corinne Elkins Scholarship Fund at the Memphis School of Preaching. Online condolences may be made at www.MemphisFuneralHome.net

  • Ray Basham

    Thursday, 27 October 2016

    Ray Olton Basham, 72, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Stones River Hospital E/R following an extended illness.  He was a native of Cannon Co.       
    He is survived by his wife, Clara Darlene Basham of Woodbury; Daughters, Sandra (Mike) Haggard of McMinnville and Sonya (Jerry) Cathey of Waverly; Step-Son, Chuck (Linda) McCormick of Manchester; Granddaughter, April (Mike) Floyd;
    Grandsons, Cody Cathey & Kyle (Monica) Cathey; Great Grandsons, Dakota & Jacob Floyd; Brother, Ronald (Cindy) Basham of Woodbury and sister-in-law, Judy Basham of Woodbury.
    Mr. Basham was preceded in death by his parents:  Ray & Maude Parker Basham; his brothers, Harold Lawton Basham & Jerry Basham.
    He was an Electrical Industrial Maintenance worker at Batesville Casket Company.  Olton loved to fish and camp.
    Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 29, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Haggard & Bro. Tommy Womack officiating.  Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation with the family will be Friday, October 27, 2016 from 4 pm until 9 pm.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

     

  • Georgia Brandon

    Tuesday, 25 October 2016

    Georgia Dean Pack Brandon, 82, who passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Woodbury Health Care.  She was a native of Dekalb Co., TN.     
    She is survived by her children, David Brandon & Violet (Randy) Rigsby all of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Jason Mason, Leigh Ann (Alan) Taylor, Daniel (Jessica) Mason, Stephen (Liz) Brandon, Matthew (Shellie) Rigsby and Susan (Adam) Reynolds. 13 great grandchildren also survive 
    Ms. Brandon was preceded in death by her parents:  Anderson & Ruby Johnson Pack; husband, Leonard Murray Brandon; daughter, Deborah Mason; Brothers, Amon & James Pack and sister, Virginia Hayes.
    She was a member of the Burt Baptist Church and was retired from Woodbury Health Care.
    Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm, Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Burt Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Stennitt officiating.  Interment will follow in the Cateston Cemetery.  Pallbearers:  Matthew Rigsby, Daniel Mason, Jason Mason, Stephen Brandon, Bill Sharp, Ronnie Pack & Jr. Brandon.  Visitation with the family will be from Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 4 pm until 8 pm. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Earl Hollis

    Tuesday, 25 October 2016

    Earl Hollis, age 86 of Woodbury, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 at his home.  He was a native of Cannon County.
    Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Eva Ammons Hollis of Woodbury; Children, Douglas (Gerri) Helms of Hendersonville, Darlene (Johnny) Dyer of Gordo, AL, John Helms of Woodbury, & Paul (Carol) Helms of Tuscaloosa, AL; Sisters, Lavada Scott of Woodbury and Sara Jeffries of Yellville, AR.  Also surviving are several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorford Hollis and Adeline Simpson Hollis; and Children, Nancy Gail Kelly and Sara Jane Martin.
    Mr. Hollis was a member of the Church of Christ was a retired custodial engineer at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center.  He was a veteran of the Army where he served in Korea.
    Funeral services will be 1 PM Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Gilley officiating.  Interment will follow at Thyatira Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, October 25, 2016 and 10 AM until time of service Wednesday.

     

  • Earl Hollis

    Monday, 24 October 2016

    Earl Hollis, age 86 of Woodbury, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 at his home.  He was a native of Cannon County.
    Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Eva Ammons Hollis of Woodbury; Children, Douglas (Gerri) Helms of Hendersonville, Darlene (Johnny) Dyer of Gordo, AL, John Helms of Woodbury, & Paul (Carol) Helms of Tuscaloosa, AL; Sisters, Lavada Scott of Woodbury and Sara Jeffries of Yellville, AR.  Also surviving are several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorford Hollis and Adeline Simpson Hollis; and Children, Nancy Gail Kelly and Sara Jane Martin.
    Mr. Hollis was a member of the Church of Christ was a retired custodial engineer at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center.  He was a veteran of the Army where he served in Korea.
    Funeral services will be 1 PM Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Gilley officiating.  Interment will follow at Thyatira Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, October 25, 2016 and 10 AM until time of service Wednesday.

  • Mary Melton

    Friday, 21 October 2016

    Mary Emberton Melton, age 82, of Woodbury passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 at Woodbury Health Care Center.  She was a native of Cannon Co.
    Survivors include her children, Mack (Debbie) Melton of Woodbury, Carolyn Ann (Kenny) Simpson of Woodbury, Rita Beecham of Reagan, TN, and Jerry Melton of Woodbury; Siblings, Marie Davis Rogers of Woodbury and Larry Emberton of Woodbury; 6 Grandchildren, Jesse (April) Melton, Mandy (Kyle) Gay, Billy (Katie) Simpson, Kimberly Lynn, Kesha (Joe) Morris, and Michelle Beecham.  Also surviving are 12 Great Grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Melton; parents, Jesse & Mary Etta Adcock Emberton; daughter, Wanda Faye Melton; and Sister, Wilma Davis.
    Ms. Melton was a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ and was a retired seamstress from Colonial Corporation.
    Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, October 23, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Boyd Barker officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 9 PM Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the funeral home.

     

  • Alice Burnett

    Saturday, 15 October 2016

    McMinnville, TN resident and Warren County, TN native Alice Juanita Burnett, age 70, was born October 18, 1945 and died October 13, 2016 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following a sudden illness.
    Retired and a member of Clark's Chapel Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Basham, Sr. and Beatrice Basham Christian. She was married to Flable Burnett who preceded her in death in 1986. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Melissa Gail Burnett.
    She is survived by three children and spouses, Randy and Tammy Burnett of Woodbury, TN, Tony and Melissa Burnett of Woodbury, TN, and Priscilla and Amanda Burnett of Bradyville, TN; four grandchildren and spouses, Brandy and Derrick Mullins of Woodbury, TN, Thomas and Amber Burnett of Murfreesboro, TN, Amber and Anthony Williams of Woodbury, TN, and Brandon Burnett of Bradyville, TN; two great-grandchildren, Bradyn Mullins and Raylynn Mullins, and expecting Kimber Williams; very special friend, Donnie Hill; and six siblings and spouses, Herbert and Dean Basham, Jr., John and Paulette Basham, Margie and John King, Linda Cripps, Carolyn Blish, and Freddy and Pam Basham all of McMinnville.
    Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016 in High's Chapel with Tony Burnett officiating. Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery, Warren County, TN. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Monday at High's.
    Arrangements by HIGH FUNERAL HOME, McMinnville, TN (931)473-2137.

  • Lonny Hull

    Friday, 14 October 2016

    Lonny L. Hull, age 73, of Woodbury passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  He was a native of Moline, Illinois.

    Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Patricia Underwood Hull of Woodbury; Daughter, Allison Hull (Brian) Jakoby of Woodbury; Granddaughters, Jillian & Megan Jakoby of Woodbury; and Sister, Lynn (Mark) Crawford of Davenport, Iowa.

    His parents were the Late Maurice Hull and Bernadine Waters Cramer.  He was also preceded in death by beloved brother, Daniel L. Hull.

    Mr. Hull was a longtime member, board member, and Sunday school teacher at the Princeton Church of the Nazarene in Princeton, Florida.  He was an aviation mechanic and inspector and was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served in Vietnam.

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, October 16, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Underwood, Rev. Ted Underwood, Rev. Bob Jakoby, & Rev. Gary Smith.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 7 PM Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

  • Margaret Dillard

    Thursday, 13 October 2016

    Margaret B. Dillard was born August 7th 1928 in Woodbury TN to the late Mrs. Willie D. Brown and George G. Brown. She departed this life on October 9th 2016 in Nashville TN.
    In the late 1940’s she completed her training at Mae’s Beauty School in Nashville TN to become a beautician and styled hair for people in Cannon County and surrounding counties for approximately 4 decades.  She was a dedicated and faithful member of the Water Street/Auburn Hills Church of Christ until her health began failing her.  
    She leaves to cherish her memories, daughter, Evon Dillard (Howard) of Murfreesboro TN, son, Charles Dillard (Nanette Dillard) of Evans Ga, son, Michael Dillard (Michelle Dillard) of Woodbury TN and son, Mitchell Dillard (Laura Andrews) of Pleasant View TN.  She also leaves devoted granddaughter, Akakia Dillard and great granddaughter, Amber Drew; grandchildren, Tristan Young, Teyauna Young, Mia Dillard, LaToya McGahee, Marketha Bennett, Wyesha Dillard; great grandchildren, Jasmine Dillard, Josiah Young, Alycia Young, Jamilah McGahee, Justin Edwards, Jania McGahee, Jaliah McGahee.  She is also survived by brothers, Charles Brown and Thomas Brown and sisters, Katheryn Ezell and Dora Johnson.
    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 4-8pm.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 12pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Interment will be in Hoover Cemetery.   Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
     

  • Kathy Anderson

    Saturday, 8 October 2016

    Kathy Sue Love Anderson, age 59, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  She was a native of Putnam Co.
    Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Eugene Anderson; Children, Kayla Anderson of Rockvale and Jesse Anderson of Manchester; Grandchildren, Judith Kathleen "Renee" Poe, Joshua Ray Eslick, Thomas Martin Poe, Lucius Sizemore, and Nigel King; Siblings, Rhonda Jackson of Little Rock, AR, Jim (Christy) Love of Woodbury, Bill (Betty) Love of Woodbury, and Joy (Johnny) Resko of Bradyville; Sister-in-law, Cindy Love of Readyville; and Special Friends, Debbie Davenport, Laura Kemp, and Cindy Alford.  Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmie Goff Love & Wilma Kathleen Davis Love; son, Gene Alan Anderson; and brother, Mike Love.
    Ms. Anderson was a member of the Living Church of God and was a Special Education Teacher's Aide and a substitute teacher.  She loved to paint and create beautiful flower arranagements.  She was recently able to attend her 30th high school reunion.
    Memorial services will be 2 PM Monday, October 10, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Lovelady officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM to 8 PM Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

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