Obituaries

  • Donald Jones

    Thursday, 22 August 2013

    Donald W. Jones, 80, died in his sleep on August 20, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Brandon Jones, and their five children, Bill (Sandy) Jones of Forney, TX, Bob (Penney) Jones of Hendersonville, TN, Becky (Jim) Courson of Mechanicsville, VA, Brian Jones of Taichung, Taiwan, and Beth (Jesse) Thomas of Upper Lake, CA and by their three grandchildren, Rachel (Kyle) Swenson, Josh Courson and Matt Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

    Don was born June 24, 1933 to Ray and Gladys Jones of Delaware, Ohio. After graduation in 1951 from Willis High School in Delaware, he joined the Air Force and served from 1952 till 1956 during the Korean War. It was in Tennessee at the end of his stint in the Air Force that he went on a blind date with Belmont College student, Helen. They married December 17, 1955. After his discharge, he graduated from Middle Tennessee State College in 1959 with his BS and in 1966 with his MA. They spent time in Ohio and Texas teaching before accepting God’s call to missionary service. After a year in Louisville, KY for seminary and several months at Ridgecrest, NC for missionary orientation, on December 26, 1968 they and their five young children went to Dacca, East Pakistan. They served in East Pakistan until the Civil War of 1971 when they transferred to Taiwan. They remained in Taiwan until retirement, serving almost 30 years with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

    In 1995 Don and Helen retired to Woodbury where they served the Lord through the Woodbury First Baptist Church.

    Visitation will be held at Woodbury First Baptist Church on Saturday morning from 9:00 until 10:30, with the funeral service immediately following. Rev. Bobby Zumbro and Rev. Hunter Hay will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lottie Moon Mission Offering or Gideon's International by contacting Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337.
     
    Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the virtual guestbook at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net
     

  • Billie Rigsby Gannon

    Sunday, 18 August 2013

    Billie Rigsby Gannon, 80, of Woodbury, TN, died on August 17, 2013 surrounded by family. She was a member of Elkins Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Carmon Brown Gannon and five children:  Barry and wife, Gayla (Parker) Gannon; Tim and wife, Kathy (Thomas) Gannon; Debbie and husband, Mack Melton; Mark and wife, Kathy (Coleman) Gannon; and Connie and husband, Ronnie Foster. She is survived by her grandchildren, Jeremy and wife, Jana Gannon, Jamie and husband, Jonathan Oliver, Jordan Gannon, Carly Gannon, Jesse and wife, April Melton, Mandy and husband, Kyle Gay, Michael Kimbro, Marcus Gannon, Jacob and wife, Michelle Smithson, Emily and husband, Charles Haynes, and Anna Foster Rowland, and great-grandchildren, Makenzi Oliver, Zoe Oliver, Jack Oliver, Amelia Gay, Riley Melton, and Madden Haynes. She is survived by one brother, Jimmy and wife, Virginia Rigsby, and two sister-in-laws, Jean Rigsby and Geraldine Rigsby.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, Geraldine Rigsby and Clarence Rigsby, brothers, Jack Rigsby, Edwin Rigsby, TJ and wife, Betty Rigsby, and Junior Rigsby and sisters, Jean and husband, Thurman Gannon, and Georgie Rigsby, and one grandchild, Amelia Grace Gannon.

    Billie worked at National Life and Accident Insurance Agency prior to leaving the workforce during her children’s preschool years. She worked for the Department of Human Services prior to her retirement. Billie was well known for her cooking, including such specialties as jam cake, homemade doughnuts, and potato salad. Over the years, she enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, sewing, game shows, taking long walks, and helping raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was addressed as “Grandma” or “granny” not only by her family, but by the many children outside the family unit who loved and respected her. Billie’s heart was filled with love and devotion for her family and friends.

    Funeral services will be 2 pm Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Elkins Church of Christ. Joey Ferrell, Earl Sutton and Earl Blankenship will be officiating.
    Burial will follow in the Elkins Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Monday  and Tuesday from 12 noon until 1 pm at Woodbury Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cannon Reads or Lincoln’s Place Playground Fund.

  • Thomas Isaiah Hodges

    Wednesday, 14 August 2013

      Thomas Isaiah Hodges                                                               Age:    31
    Date Died: Sun. 8/11/2013                                  Where: Erlanger Hospital
    Birthplace: Dekalb Co., TN.  
    Survivors: Wife: Angela Michelle Hodges of McMinnville
    Children: Samantha Hodges and Dominic Hodges both of McMinnville
    Siblings: Joshua Hodges and Sethly Hodges both of McMinnville
    Grandmother: Wilma Payne of McMinnville
    Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Coy & Sherry Gammon of McMinnville
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Hodges and Freda Johnson Hodges Guy and his grandfather, Ben Payne.
    He was a carpenter and did fencing.
     

    Death Report from Woodbury Funeral Home

     
    Name:  Thomas Isaiah Hodges                                                               Age:    31
    Date Died: Sun. 8/11/2013                                  Where: Erlanger Hospital
    Birthplace: Dekalb Co., TN.  
    Survivors: Wife: Angela Michelle Hodges of McMinnville
    Children: Samantha Hodges and Dominic Hodges both of McMinnville
    Siblings: Joshua Hodges and Sethly Hodges both of McMinnville
    Grandmother: Wilma Payne of McMinnville
    Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Coy & Sherry Gammon of McMinnville
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Hodges and Freda Johnson Hodges Guy and his grandfather, Ben Payne.
    He was a carpenter and did fencing.
    Memorial Services will be held at 11 am Saturday at Bratchers Crossroads Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Al Buckta officiating. 
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses
     
    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses
     
    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Ruby Hollis

    Monday, 12 August 2013

    Name:  Ruby Hollis                                                            Age:    84
    Date Died: Sun. 8/11/2013 @ 6:39 am                    Where: St Thomas Rutherford
    Birthplace: Tracy City, TN.  
    Survivors: Lifelong companion: Floyd D. Bogle of Murfreesboro
    Children: Leroy Watkins of Mt. Juliet, Joyce (Gene) Mason of Woodbury and Jessie (Betty) Dykes of Murfreesboro
    Grandchildren: Lonnie, Dustin, Ashley Nicole and Callie Watkins, Kristi Davenport, Danny and Steven Dykes
    Sister: Hazel Sissom of Woodbury
    She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Fannie Slatton Dykes; Siblings, Paul, Lula and Martha Dykes and grandson, William Michael Wilson.
    She was a member of the Baptist church and was a nurse at Central State, Good Samaritan, Stones River Hospitals and Community Care Nursing Home.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home    When: 2:00 PM Wednesday, 8/14/13
    Minister:  Bro. David Martin          Interment:  Family Cemetery @ Jones Chapel Community
    Visitation:  2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, 8/13/13

  • Jerry Wayne McCoy

    Monday, 12 August 2013

    Name:  Jerry Wayne “Burrhead” McCoy                                                              Age:    57
    Date Died: Sun. 8/11/2013 @ 2:05 am                    Where: At his home
    Birthplace: Rutherford County, TN.  
    Survivors: Mother: Mattie Hall Carrigan of Murfreesboro
    Daughter: Shannon (Caleb) Lassiter of Murfreesboro
    2 Step Children: Tommy Furgason of Woodbury & Christina Furgason of Shelbyville
    Siblings: Deborah Gilley of Woodbury & Jeff McCoy of Nashville
    Step-Brothers: Ernest & Donnie Brinkley both of Murfreesboro
    Half-Sister: Sherry Carrigan of Beech Grove
    Half-Brothers: Jackie Carrigan of Beech Grove & Ronnie Carrigan of Murfreesboro
    7 Grandchildren: Ryleigh & Brody Lassister, Kayla, Bethany, & Hannah McCrary, and Devon & Joseph Furgason
    He was preceded in death by his father, James Andrew McCoy, his wife, Sandra McCoy, and his brother, Bobby McCoy.
    He was a member of the Grace Assembly Church in Woodbury, retired from Paratheon Metals. He was a veteran of Vietnam serving in the Army.
    Funeral Service: Grace Assembly Church                  When: 2:00 PM Tuesday, 8/13/13
    Minister:  Bro. Dwight Smitty & Bro. Robert Douglas          Interment:  McMahan Cemetery
    Visitation:  2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, 8/12/13 at Grace Assembly Church

  • James Dewey Bryson

    Thursday, 8 August 2013

    James Dewey Bryson                                                Age:    90
    Date Died: Wed., 8/07/2013             Where: Stones River Hospital E/R
    Birthplace: Cannon County, TN.  
    Survivors: Wife of 69 years: Mildred King Bryson of Readyville
    3 Daughters: Wanda Louise Duggin and Sandy Brandon both of Woodbury and Victoria Lynn Duvall of Hillsboro
    7 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Granddaughter
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland & Tehra Jane Dobbs Bryson
    A member of the Sanders Fork Baptist church, Mr. Bryson was a logger and a farmer.
    Graveside Service:  Gaither Cemetery at Dewey Bryson Hollow Rd., Readyville
    When: 4:00 PM Saturday, 8/10/13
    Minister:  Rodger & Joanie Eakin            
    Pallbearers: Jim Adcock, Donnie Odom, Timmy & Brandy Reynolds, Lewis Duvall, Samantha “Sam” Duncan
    Honorary Pallbearer:  Blake Duncan                
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gaither Cemetery %Woodbury Funeral Home
    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Stephanie Renee Mooneyham

    Sunday, 4 August 2013

    Name:  Stephanie Renee Mooneyham                                                Age:    26
    Date Died: Sat. 8/03/2013                     Where: At her home following a long battle with cancer
    Birthplace: Rutherford County, TN.  
    Survivors: Father: Roy Mooneyham of Woodbury
    Brother: Gary L. Mooneyham of Woodbury
    Sister and her family: Robin, Wayne, Alexis and Michael McCord all of Woodbury
    Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive
    She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Ann Mooneyham, Grandparents, Charley White and Beatrice Merritt and Jesse Oscar and Maude Mooneyham.
    Stephanie enjoyed drawing, story writing, reading and music.  She loved her four legged babies, Toby and Jimmy, and they were her children since she was never able to have any.  She was a 2005 graduate of Cannon Co. High School. Stephanie was a very spiritual person and strong in her beliefs.
    Graveside Service:  Riverside Gardens Cemetery     When: 4:00 PM Monday, 8/5/13
    Minister:  Bro. Clayton Neal                              Interment:  Riverside Gardens Cemetery,
    Visitation:  11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday, 8/5/13
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to
    help the family with funeral expenses

  • Ted Burks

    Wednesday, 31 July 2013

    Ted Burks, 84, of Woodbury passed away at his daughter’s home Tuesday, July 30, 2013.  He was a native of Summittville in Coffee Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, Comer P. & Votra Geneva Chumbney Burks; Wives, Beulah Burks and Roberta Burks; 3 brothers, Jerry, Hoyde and Howard Burks and 2 sisters, Velvia Vaughn & Beulah Mae Burks.

     

    He is survived by his 2 Children: Denise (Kerry) Foster and Floyd (Janet) Burks all of Woodbury; 6 Grandchildren: Kenny Johnson, Angie (Matt) Campbell, Cory Foster, Erika (Jerry) Lokey, Chelsie Burks and Austen Burks;
    7 Great Grandchildren: Trey, Jessica, Drew & Bailey Johnson, Kaydence Lokey, Jacob Campbell and Lacey Foster and brother: Leon (Pat) Burks of Summittville.

    Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. John Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in Coleman Cemetery, Rutherford Co.  Pallbearers include, Chad and Austen Burks, Jerry Lokey, Kenny, Trey and Drew Johnson, Matt and Jacob Campbell, Terry and Russell Burks. Visitation with the family will be 4 pm until 8 pm Friday. 

     
    Mr. Burks was a member of the Sunny Hills Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served in Korea.  He was retired from Aladdin Industries after 39 years. Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • John Lee "Johnny" Moore

    Tuesday, 30 July 2013

    Name:  John Lee “Johnny” Moore                                                                 Age:    72
    Date Died: Mon. 7/29/2013                                           Where: At his home
    Birthplace: Cannon County  
    Survivors: Wife: Linda Higgins Moore of Woodbury
     3 Daughters: Denise (Tim) Scott and Valerie Moore all of Woodbury, Leah (Michael) Lott of Mooresville, North Carolina
    6 Grandchildren: Jonathan Moore, Leann, Erin, & Brent Scott, and Noah & John Lott
    Sister: Ann Pichulo of Woodbury
    He was preceded in death by his father William Bill Moore and his brother Hugh “Bud” Moore
    He was a member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ and a heavy equipment operator and foreman with road construction.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 2:00 PM Friday, 8/2/13
    Minister:  Bro. Al Bugg                              Interment:  Ivy Bluff Cemetery in Warren Co.
    Visitation:  11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Thursday, 8/1/13
    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Wanda Lee Brown

    Sunday, 28 July 2013

    Mrs. Wanda Lee Brown, 75, of Auburntown died at her home on July 27, 2013. She was born on August 11, 1937 in McMinnville, TN. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ila (Campbell) Todd, husband of 58 years, Truman Brown, a daughter, Ila Kay Rhoden and two brothers, Donald Bratcher and Jerry Bratcher.

    She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cheyrel & Doug Pursell of Auburntown; son-in-law, Joe Rhoden of Lascassas; brothers, J.M. & Jonell Bratcher of Short Mountain and Barton & Phyllis Todd of McMinnville; three grandchildren, Leslie Pursell of Woodland, Robert & Jessica Rhoden of Lascassas, Jacob & Annette Pursell of Spring Hill also two great grandchildren, Katlyn White and Annalee Pursell.

    Mrs. Brown was a member of the Auburntown Church of Christ. She was a retired employee of Chromalox in Murfreesboro. Reading was one of her favorite pass times. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Spending time with her family was one of her greatest joys. Mrs. Brown had a sweet disposition and never met a stranger.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 11-8 PM. Funeral services will be held in the Smith Funeral Home chapel on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 2 PM. David Dunn and John Fortner will officiate. Interment will be in Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Auburntown Church of Christ. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.

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