Obituaries

  • Carlton Shirley

    Thursday, 28 April 2016

    Carlton Shirley, 85, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at his home.  He was a native of Cannon Co., TN.
    He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Willie Mae Reed Shirley of Woodbury; 2 Children, Danny (Sharon) Shirley and Kathy (Charles) Preston all of Woodbury; 4 Granddaughters,  Angela (John) Tinnon of Flat Creek, Beth Shirley Roberts of Woodbury, Stephanie (Eli) Hamby of Milton, Alison (Jason) Roberts of Morrison; 9 Great Grandchildren, Macey Bowman, Austin & Colton Tinnon, Addison Shirley, Lucas & Cade Roberts, Preston & Samuel Hamby, Ava Roberts; Neice and Nephew:  Connie (Paul) Leyhew of Milton, Steve (Sandra) Shirley of Murfreesboro; 3 Great Nephews, Clay Shirley, Dr. Cason Shirley and Brian Leyhew;Brothers-in-law, Terry (Marie) Reed and Arlin (Pat) Reed.
    He was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in McMinnville, a veteran of the Korean War where he served in the Army and was a retired Construction Manager.
    Carlton was preceded in death by his parents, Clay & Nola Alexander Shirley and his brother, Robert Shirley.
    Funeral Services will be 11 am Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Burden and Bro. Jeff Cripps officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens cemetery.Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, April 29, 2016.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Randal Francis

    Monday, 25 April 2016

    Randal Kim Francis, 63, of Nashville, Tn. passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016.  A native of Woodbury, Cannon, Tn.  he is survived by his wife, Brenda; daughter, Mindy; son, Joshua (Amanda); grandchildren, Emily, Trey, Mackenzie and Aidan; sister, Claudine Ray and several nieces and nephews.  Randal was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Georgie Tenpenny Francis and sisters, Miriam Fay O’Neal, Nancy Oleta Armstrong and Carol Ann Wood.

     

    A retired small business owner, Randal, was an avid golfer prior to his illness.  He was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School, Class of 1970 and Middle Tennessee State University, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega.  Known for his strength and determination, he was a teddy bear when it came to his grandchildren – the loves of his life.

     

    A Memorial Service will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Woodbury Funeral Home with Robert W. Smith officiating.  Attendees are encouraged to share stories of Randal at the service.  Visitation with the family will be 2 hours prior to the service.  Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville at 3 pm Saturday, April 30, 2016.

     

  • Viola Smithson

    Monday, 25 April 2016

    Viola Smithson Foster, 80, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at her son’s home.  She is a native ofCannon Co., TN.
    She is survived by her children, Kerry (Denise) Foster and Kimberly Smithson all of Woodbury; Melissa (Kenneth) Young of Shelbyville and Tammy (Doug) McGonigal of Smyrna; Grandchildren, Kenny Johnson, Angie (Matt) Campbell, Cory Foster, Kaycie Fults, Cody (Mary) Fults, Tyler Fults, Ireland McGonigal, Greyson McGonigal; 15 Great Grandchildren; Brother, Willie (Jean) Smithson of Woodbury; Sisters, Lucille Mears of Woodbury, Gertrude Morris and Mary Grizzle all of Woodbury and Rachel (Howard) Johnson of Derby, KS.
    She was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, a homemaker and owner of Foster’s Greenhouse. She loved flowers and helping people.  Ms. Foster was also a member of the Senior Citizen Center. 
    Ms. Viola was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe Smithson and Angie Prater Smithson and her husband, Max Kelly Foster.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Wed., April 27, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Charles Jones

    Thursday, 21 April 2016

    Charles Robert Jones, age 73, of Murfreesboro, TN. passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016.  Charles was born August 10, 1942 in Auburntown, TN. to the late Paul and Helen Jones and was preceded in death by his brother, Reed Jones.

     

    He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Hazel Love Jones; Sons, Mike (Claire) Jones of Singapore and Richard (Cynthia) Jones of Auburntown; Sisters, Kathryn Vandergrift of Elizabethtown, KY. and Joann (Windol) Tate of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Josh and Emilee Lance; several nieces and nephews also survive.

     

    Charles worked for the Tn. Farmers Co-Op for 44 years.

     

    Visitation with the family will be Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 4 – 8 pm with funeral services Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 2 pm in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Odom Cemetery. 

     

    WOODBURY FUNERAL HOME, 615-563-2311 or leave online condolences at www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Holley Scott

    Thursday, 21 April 2016

    Holley Alton Scott, 78, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Woodbury Nursing Center following an extended illness. He was a native of Cannon Co., Tn. 
    He is survived by his sisters,  Mettie Lou (William) Money of Murfreesboro and Joy (Carl) Jones of Woodbury; Nieces, Judy Money, Barbara Money, Gayle Barker and Angie Melton and many cousins also survive.
    He was a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ.  He loved working on the farm cutting wood and taking care of the animals.  Holley loved trains especially steam trains and enjoyed to travel.  He lived a simple but happy life. 
    Holley was preceded in death by his parents, George & Bonnie Rogers Scott.
    Funeral Services will be 11 am Saturday, April 23, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Cherry Cemetery.  Visitation with family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, April 22, 2016.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Joy Fann

    Thursday, 21 April 2016

    Joy Dell Davis Fann, 64, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at St. Thomas Dekalb.  A native of Wilson Co., TN., She lived in Auburntown.
    She is survived by her daughters, Amy (Calvin) Lack of Auburntown and Rhonda Stills of Greenville; Grandchildren, Amber (Aaron) Sissom, Justin Alexander, Dustin, Dalton & Devin Lack; Sister, Carrie Belle Davis of Auburntown; Brother, William Paul ( Pam) Davis, Jr. of Virginia.
    She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church and was a seamstress. Joy Dell was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Davis & Louise Pitts; husband, Ronnie Fann; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Buddy & Alpha Fann and brother-in-law, Donnie Fann.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday, April 23, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Nichols officiating. Pallbearers include Calvin, Dustin, Dalton & Devin Lack, Aaron Sissom and Justin Alexander.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, April 22, 2016.

  • Mary Howell

    Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    Mary Eleanor Howell, 89, of Woodbury passed away on April 18, 2016.  She was born on October 24, 1926 in Arlington, TN on her family’s farm.  Her parents were Thomas Francis Maher, Sr. and Ella Josephine (Duerbusch) Maher.  She was also preceded by her husband John Hi Howell, Sr., son, Tansil Mark Howell, brothers, Thomas Maher and Joseph Maher, sisters, Lorraine Kelley and Jean Maher, daughter-in-law, Debbie Norman Howell and son-in-law, P. J. “Rooster” Cook.
     
                    She is survived by her sons, John Hi (Deborah) Howell of Manchester, Thomas Howell of Woodbury, Abbie (Lauren) Howell of Woodbury, Michael (Rita) Howell of Bradyville, Shawn (Sheryl) Howell of Woodbury and Timothy (Penny) Howell of Knoxville; daughters, Mary Jean Cook of Woodbury, Katherine Ann Howell of Knoxville; sisters, Frances (Fred) White of Texas and Pat Hayden of Missouri; 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.
     
                    She was a loving and devoted wife and mother.  She was always willing to give up things to make her family happy.  They enjoyed a close knit family life with lots of laughs and fun.  She was a simple but elegant lady.  During her life she earned a teaching degree from Siena College in Memphis.  Prior to marriage she taught in Memphis for several years.  When her first child was born she stayed home to raise him and then the other eight to follow.  She moved to Cannon County with her family and went back to the teaching she loved so much.  The Third Grade was her favorite age to teach.  She taught from 1971-1990.  Her life can be summed up in a simple statement, “To teach is to touch a life forever”, that included her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren as well as students.  She was raised in the Catholic Church and was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Murfreesboro.
     
                    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 3-7 pm.  A funeral mass will be held at St. Rose Catholic Church, 1601 N. Tennessee Blvd. Murfreesboro on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1 pm.  Interment will follow in Riverside Garden.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to Adams Memorial Library, American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Jolene Pemberton

    Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    Jolene Barrett Pemberton, 56, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at her home.  A native of Davidson Co., she was from Woodbury.
    She is survived by her parents, Joe & Billie Cummings Barrett of Woodbury; Daughter, Deanna Pemberton of Lebanon; Granddaughter, Keely Pemberton of Lebanon; Sister and Brother-in-law, Rhonda & Adam Clark of Woodbury; Nieces & Nephews:  Shalynn & Jacob Clark of Woodbury.
    She was a member of the Sunny Hills Baptist Church.  Jolene loved to ride horses and she loved her family especially her granddaughter, Keely!
    Graveside Services will be 5:30 pm Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at McMahan Cemetery with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 5 pm Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or
    www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.

  • Charles Reed

    Monday, 18 April 2016

    Charles “Chuck” “Pappy” Reed passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
    He was born April 27, 1946, in Nashville, TN., to the late Charles Allen and Helen Frances (Dixon) Reed.
    Chuck was Realtor for more than 40 years and served as Agent/Broker for Ole South Properties.  He attended Wood Church of Christ in Woodbury.
     
    His family includes his wife Regina Reed of Woodbury, children Lieutenant Colonel Jim Reed and wife Shelia, of Cookeville, Brandi Prater Higgins, of Woodbury and Travis Prater and wife, Meredith, of Murfreesboro; 2 brothers Rex Randal Reed and wife Patsy, David Reed and wife Brenda, his sister, Nancy (Reed) Tenpenny and husband Gary, all of Smyrna; seven grandchildren, Tyler, Grant, Andrew, Benjamin, Caden Reed, Kole and Kennedi Higgins; a niece Kim Reed and 2 nephews Van Tenpenny and Mike “Bubba” Reed.
     
    Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday April 20 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Justin Reed & Travis Prater officiating.  Burial will follow at Wood Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Wednesday 11:00 AM until time of service.
     
    Online condolences may be made at www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Chapel of Woodbury is in charge of arrangements, (615)563-2311.

  • Edith Whitfield

    Sunday, 17 April 2016

    Edith Virginia Mingle Whitfield, age 90 of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away Saturday April 16, 2016. A native of Woodbury, TN, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Eugene and Zora Eva McKnight Mingle. Mrs. Whitfield was also preceded in death by her husband, William Oscar Whitfield, brothers, Carl and Eugene Mingle, and sisters, Gladys Cooper and Pauline O’Keefe.

     

    Mrs. Whitfield is survived by her nieces, Nancy Morris and Janie Taylor both of Murfreesboro, TN, Barbara Domek of Tinley Park, IL, Sherry Green of LaVergne, TN, June Dunai of Ocala, FL, Sara Haley of Woodbury, TN, and Joyce Dutton of Auburntown, TN; nephews, Raymond Cooper of Morrison, TN, Thomas Mingle of Centertown, TN, Walter L. Mingle of McMinnville, TN, and Jimmy Mingle of Auburntown, TN.

    Visitation will be Monday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel, one hour before the 2:00 PM funeral service time, with Deacon John D’Amico officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery with Richard Haley conducting the graveside service. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. 

    Mrs. Whitfield was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, and an honorary member of Hillview Baptist Church. She was a retired accountant and bookkeeper for the State of Arkansas.  

    Memorials in memory of Mrs. Whitfield may be made to the charity of your choice.

    An online guestbook for the Whitfield family is available at www.woodfinchapel.com.

     

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