Obituaries

  • Mary Lou Tucker

    Wednesday, 4 December 2013

    Name: Mary Lou Tucker                                                               

    Date Died: Tues., December 3, 2013 at her home in Murfreesboro

    Birthplace:  Coffee Co., Tn.

    Survivors: 2 Children: Bonita Tucker of Murfreesboro & Kelly (Lisa) Tucker of Smyrna

    2 Grand Daughters: Heather Tucker of Lebanon & Samantha Tucker of Murfreesboro

    2 Great Grandsons: Keagan Michael & Kyler Austin Netherton

    3 Sisters:  Patsy West of Normandy, Ellen (Eddie) Ghea of Manchester & Barbara (Billy) Mullins of Murfreesboro

    The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. & Mrs. James Garner, Middle Tennessee Center for Lung Disease & Staff, Willie Ivey, Ava Jones, Home Health Care Solutions & Caris Health Care.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon Lester & Maggie Harrell Frazier;  sisters, Jean Sissom & Eddie Lee Frazier and brother, Marvin Frazier.

    A member of the Baptist Church, she was retired from Cummings and USECO.

    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home  When: 2:00 pm Fri., Dec. 6, 2013

    Interment: Midway Cemetery                     

    Visitation:  2:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, Dec. 5

              To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Daisy Blanton

    Tuesday, 3 December 2013

    Daisy Ellen Parton Blanton,age 85, daughter of the late Leonard and Daisy Parton, died on December 2, 2013.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Acy W. Blanton; Sister, Jo Ann Hancock; Brother, J.L. Parton; Sister-in-law, Mollie Parton; Brother-in-law, Arlin Burger.
    She is survived by 4 daughters, Muriel (Gary) Brown of Niceville, FL., Beverly (Bobby) Smithson of Murfreesboro, Cynthia (Barry) Canter of Nashville, Barbara (Dana) Baldwin of Memphis; step-daughter: Diane McDonald of Michigan; 4 Grandchildren:  Jessica (Matt) Roberts, Spenser (Ashley) Baldwin, Maria (Elisha) Burnette and Ben Smithson; 5 Step Grandchildren:  Carrie, Darren, Meggan Dubiel, Kim Hobbs and Becky Knetzki; 3 Great Grandchildren:  Bella and Austin Roberts and Ellis Baldwin and 7 step great grandchildren.
    Mrs. Blanton is also survived by sister, Faye Burger, brother, Oscar Parton; Brother-in-law, James Hancock and Sister-in-law: Lucille Parton all of Cannon Co.
    She was a member of the Rivergate Church of Christ in Nashville and attended the Destin Church of Christ while in Florida.  She was a retiree of the Metro Water Services.
    The family wants to think Judy Merrill for the loving and excellent care she has given to our mom during the past year.
    Visitation with the family will be at the Riverwood Church of Christ, 1904 McGavock Pike, Nashville, Friday, Dec. 06 from 4 pm to 7 pm.  The body will then be moved to the Woodbury Funeral Home, Woodbury, TN. where visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 9:00 am followed by services at the Woodbury Funeral Home Chapel at 1:30 p.m. with burial in the Leoni Cemetery.  Services will be conducted by Bro. Sellers S. Crain from Nashville and Bro. Russ Whitten from Destin, Florida. 
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, 410 Allied Dr., Nashville, Tn.  37211 or Leoni Cemetery Trust Fund 5440 McMinnville Hwy., Woodbury, Tn. 37190.  Friends in Destin can make donations to Hope Medical Clinic, Destin Church of Christ.
    Active pallbearers will be: Spenser Baldwin, Ben Smithson, Gary Brown, Elisha Burnette, Lannie Burger and Gary Hancock.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Quixie Carroll

    Friday, 29 November 2013

    Mrs. Quixie F. Carroll, 93, formerly of Manchester died November 29, 2013. She was born in Cannon County on August 24, 1920. Her parents were the late Bill Milligan and Nannie (Vandygriff) Milligan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dixie Carroll; brothers, Brown Milligan and Billy Milligan; sisters, Sammye Tenpenny and Rachel Hillstrom.
    She is survived by a daughter, Joan & David George of Bradyville; three sons, Bob Carroll of Cocoa, FL, Roy & Joni Carroll of Hillsboro and Rick & Sok Sun Carroll of Shelbyville; brothers, Jack Milligan of McMinnville and Jimmy & Shirley Milligan of Port St. John, FL; sisters, Margie Lorance of Charlotte, NC, Betty Billings of McMinnville, Shirley & Kenneth Tate of Merritt
    Island, FL, Helon & Boyd Gentry of Woodbury; grandchildren, Micheal & Beth George of Bradyville, Kevin & Katina George of Bradyville, Doug & Rachel Carroll of Hillsboro, Terry & Kim Carroll of Manchester, Christina Snow of Cocoa, FL, Truman & Jennifer Carroll of Fayetteville, Justin & Malou Carroll of Huntsville, AL, Clarissa & Jason Gentry of Cookeville, Steven & Katherine Carroll of Huntsville, AL and Stacey Carroll of Nashville; also, survived by eighteen great grandchildren.
    Mrs. Carroll was a former member of the Hillsboro Church of Christ and current member of the Leoni Church of Christ. She worked for many years in the cafeteria at the Coffee County Junior High. She was born and raised in Cannon County. Graduated from Woodbury Central High School. Growing up in a large close knit family, they worked hard together but still knew how to have fun. She met her husband Dixie, fell in love and shared 55 years together. Anywhere he was she wanted to be. They enjoyed camping, fishing and being outdoors together. Wherever they were she made sure there was plenty to eat. She loved cooking for them and just being there. Playing rummy was a hobby she enjoyed and she wouldn't let you win, even if you were family. She was a patient, kind and loving person. The family all knew that she couldn't be still for long, she loved to be busy all the time. She was devoted to her husband and family. One of her greatest joys were family get togethers when everyone could come to eat and visit.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 1-9 PM. Funeral services will be Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Garland Robinson will officiate. Interment will be in Leoni Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Leoni Cemetery Fund. Smith Funeral Home is entrusted with the services.

  • Oma Miller

    Wednesday, 27 November 2013

    Oma Jean Carter Miller, 75, of Woodbury died Tues., November 26, 2013 at her home following an extended illness.  A native of Cannon Co., She was preceded in death by her parents, George Eldridge Carter & Mamie Pearl Holt Carter.
    She is survived by her 2 daughters, Deborah Neal and Deanna Lindeman both of Woodbury; 4 Grandchildren:  Jade (Matthew) Smith, Daxton (Sharelle) Burt, Janna Lindeman & Karli Burns; 3 Great Grandsons:  Landon and Korbin Smith and Carter Burt; Sisters:  Betty King & Wanda Farless of Woodbury; Brother:  Wayne Carter of MI.; Step Children:  Roger (April) Miller of Morrison; Lynn (Penny) Miller and Pat (Mark) Elkins both of Woodbury; 6 Step Grandchildren also survive.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, Charles Miller, Jr.; Sisters, Virginia Carter and Evelyn Jones; Brothers, Stanton, Alton & Maurice Carter.
    A member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, she was a retired Manager with Reading for Education. 
    Funeral Services will be 12 noon Saturday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup and Bro. Joe Sissom officiating. Burial will follow in the Cherry Cemetery. Pallbearers include Tom Crook, Ken Salstrand, Ricky King, Daryl Farless, Mark Jones, Gary Jones, Russell Carter and Larry Carter.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm to 8 pm Friday, November 29, 2013.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Rev. William Hall

    Wednesday, 27 November 2013

    Rev. William Lee "Bill" Hall, 67, of Murfreesboro died November 14, 2013 after an extended illness. He was born in Rutherford County on October 18, 1946. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Lee Hall and Pauline (Herman) Hall Thomas; step-father, Shelah Thomas; wife, Betty Jo Durham Hall and a brother, Allen Dale Hall.

    He is survived by a son, William Christopher "Chris" Hall of Murfreesboro; a brother, Thomas Ray "Tom" & Debra Hall of Bradyville; sister, Mary Jane & Billy Trail of Murfreesboro; several step-siblings, step-children and step-grandchildren and numerous friends.

    Mr. Hall was a founding member of the Gethsemane House of Prayer. Working as an Evangelist for the church for many years and was a devoted member. He loved reading his Bible. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog Muffin. He liked raising a garden, especially tomatoes and beans. A favorite pass time was calling in to Shop and Swap on WGNS.

    A Home Going Celebration of Life will be held at the Gethsemane House of Prayer on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the church, 6919 Manchester Hwy. Murfreesboro, TN 37130 or by contacting Smith Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent via
    www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net on the guestbook page. Smith Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. (615)563-5337

  • Woodley Deck McDonald

    Tuesday, 26 November 2013

    Funeral arrangements have been made for Woodley Deck McDonald, 92, of Smyrna. She passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna following a sudden stroke.

    Mrs. McDonald, a native of Alpine, Tennessee, was a retired social worker and supervisor who served the people of Tennessee for 32 years at the Department of Human Services. She was the widow of the late James Lillard McDonald of Decherd, and she was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

    Mrs. McDonald retired in 1986 and moved to Rutherford County to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law. During the next several years, she was a volunteer docent at Oaklands Historic House Museum in Murfreesboro. She also spent several years training adult volunteers for the Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council (now Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee).

    Woodley McDonald is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa McDonald and Douglas Combs of Smyrna. She is also survived by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Eunetta and James Carmack of Winchester; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and several cousins.

    Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 200 Second Avenue Northwest, Winchester. The funeral will follow at 1:00 p.m. Mrs. McDonald will then be buried next to her husband at Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd. Those wishing to make a contribution in lieu of flowers may donate to the church's building fund.

    Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of arrangements, 931-967-2345

     
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    Funeral arrangements have been made for Woodley Deck McDonald, 92, of Smyrna. She passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna following a sudden stroke.

    Mrs. McDonald, a native of Alpine, Tennessee, was a retired social worker and supervisor who served the people of Tennessee for 32 years at the Department of Human Services. She was the widow of the late James Lillard McDonald of Decherd, and she was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

    Mrs. McDonald retired in 1986 and moved to Rutherford County to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law. During the next several years, she was a volunteer docent at Oaklands Historic House Museum in Murfreesboro. She also spent several years training adult volunteers for the Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council (now Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee).

    Woodley McDonald is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa McDonald and Douglas Combs of Smyrna. She is also survived by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Eunetta and James Carmack of Winchester; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and several cousins.

    Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 200 Second Avenue Northwest, Winchester. The funeral will follow at 1:00 p.m. Mrs. McDonald will then be buried next to her husband at Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd. Those wishing to make a contribution in lieu of flowers may donate to the church's building fund.

    Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of arrangements, 931-967-2345

     
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    Funeral arrangements have been made for Woodley Deck McDonald, 92, of Smyrna. She passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna following a sudden stroke.

    Mrs. McDonald, a native of Alpine, Tennessee, was a retired social worker and supervisor who served the people of Tennessee for 32 years at the Department of Human Services. She was the widow of the late James Lillard McDonald of Decherd, and she was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

  • John C. Van Hooser Jr.

    Tuesday, 26 November 2013

    John C. Van Hooser, Jr., 70, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 22, 2013. He was born in Short Mountain, Tennessee, and moved to Brevard County, FL. in 1966.
    John retired as an Electrical Engineer after 37 years with NASA. He was a member of North Courtenay Church of Christ.
    John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Teresa Van Hooser; son Patrick Van Hooser (Rebecca) of Lusby, Maryland; grandsons John Austin Van Hooser and William Van Hooser.
    Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2013, in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. David Tomley officiating.  Interment will follow in Blues Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 1-9 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2013. For those wishing to do so, donations may be given to the Cannon County Historical Society, Woodbury, Tennessee.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Essie Tenpenny

    Monday, 25 November 2013

    Essie B. Davenport Tenpenny, 93, passed away Sun., Nov. 24, 2013 following an extended illness.  A native of Cannon Co., She was the daughter of the late Luther & Martha King Davenport.

     

    Funeral services will be 3 pm Tues., in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Patrick officiating.  Burial will follow in the Reed Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 8 pm Monday.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Assoc.

     

    She is survived by her son, Lytle (Helen) Tenpenny of Woodbury; Grandson, Mark (Lisa) Tenpenny of Auburntown; Great Granddaughters, Abby (Colton) Tuck & Paige Tenpenny and great great grandson, Hunter Tuck.  Also surviving are special friends, Freda & James “Toonie” Cummings. 

     

    A member of the Baptist church, she was retired from Armour Creamery and she was a school teacher in the early years of her career.  Essie B. worked many years as a volunteer in the American Cancer Society. 

     

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Tenpenny; granddaughter, Melanie Tenpenny; Brothers, Paul and Smoot Davenport and Sisters, Susie Nichols, Daisy Bell, Dessie Odom & Mary Alexander. 

     

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

     

  • Mazle Prater

    Saturday, 23 November 2013

    Mazle Mae Burger Prater, 86, died Saturday, November 23, 2013 at her home following an extended illness.  A native of Cannon Co., She was preceded in death by her parents, John Carson Burger & Eula West Burger; Husband, Sammy Prater; Son, Gary Prater; Daughter-in-law, Ida Mae Prater; Daughters, Peggy Wilson and Patsy Owens; brothers, Medford, Clarence, Arlin, J.C., Bratten and Nolan Burger.
    She is survived by her 3 Children, Carolyn (Jimmy) Blanton, Judy (Bobby) Irwin and Myron Prater all of Woodbury; 10 Grandchildren:  Tracy Underhill, Steven Blanton, Carl Blankenship, Jr., Megan Warrick, Tonya Cantrell, Brad Prater, Brian Young, Chasity Evans, Nancy Self & Scotty Owens; 17 great grandchildren also survive.
    A member of the Centerhill Baptist Church, she was a homemaker. She loved sewing, gardening, quilting and flowers.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm to 9 pm Sunday, November 24, 2013.  For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to Centerhill Baptist Church, Centerhill Cemetery or the American Cancer Society
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Ima Koltay

    Friday, 22 November 2013

    Ima Novellar Bowen Koltay, 91, of Bradyville who passed away on Friday at Woodbury Health Care Center.  A native of Cannon Co.,
    She is survived by her 4 Children, Bill (Judy) Koltay of Chicago, Rose (Ken) MacLeod of Chicago, Mike (Trina) Koltay of Morrison and Barbara (Ricky) Prater of Sht. Mtn. Community. 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren also survive.

    A member of the Ivy Bluff Methodist Church, she was a
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Tuesday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Ivy Bluff Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm to 8 pm Monday, November 25, 2013.
     

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