• William Wilson

    Sunday, 27 April 2014

    William Cecil Wilson age 74 of McMinnville, TN, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at his residence. He was born February 11, 1940, in Estill Fork, Alabama, was a Baptist, a retired employee after 29 years of service with Carrier, and played guitar with the Silver Wings Gospel group. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents William Jasper and Mary Lucille Bryant Wilson, a daughter Vickie Wilson, a sister Lois O’Dear, and brothers Pat and Charlie Wilson.
    Survivors include his wife of 55 years Jo Underwood Wilson, McMinnville, TN, daughters Donna (Michael) Prater, Woodbury, TN, and Cathy (Billy) Fann, McMinnville, TN, sons Ricky Wilson, McMinnville, TN, and Bill (Susie) Wilson, Murfreesboro, TN, sisters Jean Thomas and Brenda Farless both of Woodbury, TN, and Pearl Campbell, Flintville, TN, and a brother Tony Wilson, Elora, TN. Eight grandchildren Carolyn (Brian) Adams, Amy (Jonathan) Hillis, Kim (Randy) Carrier, Ellen Prater, Matthew Wilson, Andrew (Becca) Wilson, and Adriann and Allison Fann, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild on the way, and close friend of the family Faye Gunter
    Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, April 28, 2014, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Larry Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The Wilson Family will receive friends Sunday from 3 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Monday from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
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  • Hugh Bailey

    Saturday, 26 April 2014

    Name    Hugh Bob Bailey                                                               Age: 79
    Date Died: Friday, April 25, 2014 at Stones River Hospital E/R
    Survivors: Wife of 59 years: Barbara Bowen Bailey of Midway Community     
    3 Siblings:  Layuna (Whyte) Goin, Loretta Bailey, Don Ray (Faye) Bailey all of Woodbury.
    Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
    He was born in Cannon Co. and was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Nettie Merriman Bailey, siblings, Shirley Logan and T.J. Bailey.
    Hugh Bob was a member of Ivy Bluff United Methodist Church.  He started work at Tilford Lumber Company, he retired from GE with 29 years’ service and worked 11 years as a truck driver at Crane Interiors.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home        When:  1:00 pm Monday 4/28/14
    Minister:  Bro. Neal Glass                       Interment:  Ivy Bluff Cemetery
    Visitation: 4 pm until 8 pm Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Pallbearers:  Ronnie Arnold, David Goin, Chris Vickers, Scott Carden, Melinda Bailey, Jack Vickers, Mike Koltay.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ivy Bluff United Methodist Church in care of Woodbury Funeral Home.
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  • Jimmy Green

    Friday, 25 April 2014

    iGraveside services for Jimmy Ray Green, 61, of Woodbury will be conducted by Smith Funeral Home at Cherry Cemetery on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11 AM.  Greg Mitchell will officiate.  Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 4-8 PM. 
    Mr. Green passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at his home.  He was born August 16, 1952 in Cannon County, Tennessee, the son of the late Oscar Cecil Green and Thelma Ruth Messick Green.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Junior Green, Billy Green, Marvin Green and Don Green.
    He is survived by his son, Andrew Simon of Clarksville, TN; one brother,  Melvin (Phyllis) Green of Woodbury; five sisters, Ruby Velasco of Murfreesboro, Betty (Tom) Grissom of Woodbury, Melba Emptage of El Monte, CA, Joyce (Jim) Burns of Murfreesboro and Peggy (Barry) Sain of Manchester; also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
    Mr. Green was born the youngest of eleven children.  Growing up he always had an ability and a love for working on anything mechanical.  He enjoyed going fishing, planting and working a garden, watching sports on television and listening to music.  He liked the peace and quiet of his home and to have family and friends come to visit.
    In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.  Memories and condolences may be shared at  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Carl Sissom

    Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Carl Homer Sissom, 82 of the Hollow Springs Community passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford.
    He is survived by his wife of 48 years:  Patricia E. Bechtol Sissom of the Hollow Springs Community; 3 Sons: Mark (Jenny) Sissom, Dwayne (Deia) Sissom and Gregory (Bethany) Sissom all of the Hollow Springs Community; 9 Grandchildren: Lindsay, Caleb, Adlen and Ethan Sissom, Aaron (Amber) Sissom, Amanda (Jonathon) Francis, Will, McKenzie and Haley Sissom; 2 Great Grandchildren:  Allison and Waylon Francis; 7 Siblings:  Donna Mae Taylor, Pharris Sissom, Ellis Sissom, Morgan (Brenda) Sissom, Barney (Linda) Sissom, Edward (Judi) Sissom and Wanda Dailey all of Cannon Co.; 2 Brothers-in-law:  Roger (Carol) Bechtol and Danny Bechtol of Taylor, MI.
    He was born in Cannon Co. and was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Hessie Sissom.
    Carl was a member of Gilley Hill Methodist Church.  He proudly served his country with the United States Army from 1951 to 1954 and was retired from Firestone-Bridgestone.  Carl loved the Lord, being outdoors, working in his garden and being with his family.  He always enjoyed his Thanksgiving rabbit hunt with his sons and grandsons and looked forward to it every year.
    Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Sunday 4/27/14 with Bro. John Brown & Bro. Joe Sissom officiating.  Interment will follow in Gilley Hill Cemetery.
    Pallbearers include Mark, Dwayne, Gregory, Aaron, Will and Caleb Sissom and Honorary Pallbearers:  Ethan Sissom and Waylon Francis.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm until 9 pm Saturday, April 26, 2014. 
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  • Clyde Tate

    Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Name    Clyde W. Tate Sr.                                                             Age: 82
    Date Died: Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Akron, Ohio
    Survivors: Daughter:  Sherry (Thomas) Skinner
    2 Sons: Ernest Roy Tate and Clyde W. Tate, Jr.
    2 Grandchildren: Stephanie and Jamie
    2 Sister:  Louise Westfall and Althea Liedel 
    Brother:  Willie Tate
    He was born in Gassaway and was preceded in death by his parents, Medford and Luzettia Tate; sister, Patricia and grandson, Jason. 
    Clyde proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a Master Mason with Wadsworth Masonic Lodge #385.  Clyde worked as a local driver in Akron and retired from the Teamsters Union after 35 years.
    Graveside Side Service:  Riverside Gardens        When:  2:00 pm Sat. 4/26/14
    Visitation: 12 (Noon) until time of service at Woodbury Funeral Home
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  • Gertrude Thomas

    Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Gertrude Tressia Thomas, a Woodbury, TN resident and Grundy County, TN native died April 22, 2014 in Woodbury Health Center following an extended illness.

    She was a retired employee of Formfit Rogers, member of the Church of Christ and daughter of the late Dock Albert and Lucy Emma Myers Hobbs.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Jonah Hobbs and sister, Gladys Hampton.

    Mrs. Thomas is survived by daughter, Joann Thomas Lorance of Woodbury, TN; son Larry (Chong) Thomas of Browns Mill, NJ; three grandchildren, Lisa Nichols and Phillip Lorance of Woodbury, TN and Jason Thomas of Cambridge, MA; one great-grandson, Jonathan Nichols; two brothers, Joe (Frances) Hobbs of the Centertown Community and Bobby (Katherine) Hobbs of Altamont, TN.

    Funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 25, 2014 in High's Chapel with Kevin Key to officiate.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

    Visitation will be 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Thursday, April 24, 2014 and 9:00 A.M. Friday until time of service at High's.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels.

  • James Gann

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    James Corey Gann, 44, of Murfreesboro passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at his home.
    He is survived by his son:  Daniel Gann of Murfreesboro and his mother, JoAnn Gann Pope of Murfreesboro; Parents: Janice Simmons Gann Brown of Readyville; Roy (Beth) Gann of Woodbury and Shirley Barrett Gann Moody of Murfreesboro
    Grandmother: Gertrude Morris of Woodbury; Granddaughter: Jalyn Eve Gann of Beech Grove; Siblings:  Lavonda Nichols of Woodbury, Katrina Call and Jeremy Gann of Murfreesboro and David Brown of Readyville
    Several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins also survive.                
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Doran Gann, Rayburn & Louise Simmons, Leburn & Louise Barrett.
    A member of the Church of Christ, he was a previous Assistant Manager at Autrans in Smyrna and a drummer.  Corey loved his dogs and music.  He also loved to fish and play pool.
    Graveside Service:  Cherry Cemetery        When:  1:00 pm Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Minister:  Bro. Tommy Underwood
    Visitation: 4 pm – 8 pm Wed., April 23, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.
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  • Morris Blair

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    Morris Holbert Blair, 71 of Murray, KY. passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, KY.
    He is survived by his wife of 51 years:  Dorothy F. Blair of Murray, KY.; 3 Daughters: Volla Darlene Stone and Violet Blair Strode of Tryon, NC & Valerie Lynn Blair of Mill Spring, NC.; 3 Grandchildren: Dustin R. Strode, Amberly Strode Leach & Levi Michael Dorsey; 1 Great Grandchild: Mason Howell Leach; Sister:  Geraldean Duke of Woodbury, TN; Brothers:  Billy J. Blair of Fowlerville, MI., Terry Blair of MI. and Larry Blair of Lebanon, TN.               
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd William Blair & Syliva Rachel Hibdon Blair.
    A member of the 7th Day Adventist Church, he was an Auto Mechanic.
    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Wed., April 23, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Clark officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation: 10 am until time of service Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Active Pallbearers:  Dustin Strode, Phillip Blair, Mike Stone, Shane Dorsey, Robert Blair & Mark Byford. In lieu of flowers, please make all contributions to Woodbury Funeral Home in honor of Morris H. Blair.  Woodbury Funeral Home 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit

  • Connie Taylor

    Monday, 21 April 2014

    Connie Sue Taylor, 73, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Vanderbilt Hospital.
    She is survived by her husband of 50 years:  Ralph Taylor of Woodbury
    Daughters:  Penny Brown, Mary Ann Schaal & Denise (Donnie) Vickers all of Woodbury
    Grandchildren: Daniel (Danielle Goynes) Vickers, Brandy Vickers & Hunter Schaal
    2 Great Grandchildren: Levi Vickers and Kiley Goynes
    Best Friend: Hazel Blair
    She was preceded in death by her mother, Nora Hollis; mother-in-law, Bessie Bush, Father-in-law, Benton Taylor; sons, Steve E. Taylor and Bobby Schaal; son-in-law, Joe Brown; Brother-in-law, Eddie Taylor; Sister-in-law, Mary McBride and several brothers and sisters.
    Sue was a member of Living Springs Church and was retired from Colonial Corp as a seamstress.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home        When:  4:00 pm Wed. 4/23/14
    Interment:  Oak Ridge Cemetery     Minister:  Bro. Greg Mitchell and Bro. Johnathan Buck
    Visitation: 5 – 9 pm Mon., 04/21/14, until 9 p.m. Tues, 04/22/14 and Wed. until time of service
    Active Pallbearers:  Brandon Gullett, Ethan Nickens, Kelly Curtis, Josh & T.J. Nichols and Chris Wilkerson
    Honorary Pallbearers:  Bro. Leon Messick, Joe Mitchell, Donny & Daniel Vickers and Roger Hindman
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  • Marlene Deangeles

    Sunday, 20 April 2014

    Mrs. Marlene Rose Deangeles, 67, of Bradyville passed away April 18, 2014.  She was a native of Chicago, Illinois but called Bradyville home for about the last 20 years.  She was preceded in death by her parents, James Joseph Eroncig and Katherine Betty Eroncig. 
    She is survived by her husband, Selvio Deangeles of Bradyville; son, Eric & Carrie Dierberger and his two children, Zachary and Reagan Dierberger of Chicago, IL; daughter, Ryan & Jason Robinson and their daughter, Riley Robinson of Tullahoma; brothers, James & Barbara Eroncig of Florida, William Eroncig of Vermont and Rudolph "Rudy" Eroncig of IL, also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Mrs. Deangeles was a devoted mother and wife.  She loved to spend time with them and cook their favorite meals like fettuccini. 
    The family will hold a private service at a later date.  Memories and condolences may be shared at  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337