Obituaries

  • Betty Foutch

    Wednesday, 30 January 2013

    Mrs. Betty E. Foutch, Age 60 of Woodbury, TN passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville, TN.
     
    Mrs. Foutch was born May 28, 1952 in Woodbury, TN the daughter of the late Elsie and Altie Tate Vickers. She was also preceded in death by her Brother; Douglas Vickers. She was a home health nurse and a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church.
     
    Mrs. Foutch is survived by her Son; Michael (Nicola) Foutch of Liberty, TN., Sister; Glenda (Melvin) Barrett of Pleasant View, TN., and Four Grandchildren; Matthew, Taylor, Jesse, and Thomas Foutch.
     
    Graveside Services and Interment for Mrs. Foutch are scheduled to be conducted 11AM Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Woodbury, TN.
     
    Visitation with the Foutch family will be at Avant Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4PM to 8PM.

  • Lawrence B. Bean

    Monday, 28 January 2013

    Mr. Lawrence B. Bean, 83, of Liberty, TN, died January 21, 2013. He was
    born in Washington, DC on November 11, 1929. His parents were the late
    Edwin Temple Bean, Sr. and Mary (a’Becket) Bean. He was also preceded in
    death by a sister, Mary Osborne.

    Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (Axley) Bean of Liberty; son, Lawrence
    B. Bean, Jr. ("Skip") and wife Jill of Penobscot, ME; daughters, Cynthia
    Lee Bailey of Rochester, NY, and Pamela (husband Christopher Panfil) of
    Angola, NY; step-son, Christopher Brunetto of Seminole, FL; step-daughter,
    Angeline Brunetto Sprague, M.D. and husband Timothy Sprague of Christiana,
    TN; brothers, Edwin Temple Bean, Jr. (wife Susan) of Buffalo, NY, and Neil
    Bean (wife Patricia) of Wilmington, NC. He had five grandchildren:
    Katherine Lee Bailey, Silas Jude Panfil, Becket Alexander Panfil, Kendall
    Faith Sprague and Ethan Ray Sprague. He was a member of St. Frances
    Cabrini Catholic Church in Lebanon, TN. He was involved in establishing
    the Carmel Center of Spirituality, a Catholic retreat center in Liberty
    (DeKalb County), TN. He and his wife Bonnie devoted much of their time and
    energy assisting the priests of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate at the
    Center.

    Mr. Bean grew up as a young man in East Aurora, NY. He was a veteran of
    the U. S. Naval ROTC program while at Clarkson College, NY, where he
    obtained a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. He was President of
    Conax Florida Corporation of St. Petersburg, FL, which produces life
    support systems for the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Mr. Bean was an avid
    reader and had worked as a Librarian in the Dowelltown and Liberty Library
    for 15 years.

    Mr. Bean had requested that his body be cremated. Memorial Mass will be
    held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2 PM at St. Frances Cabrini
    Catholic Church, 300 S. Tarver Ave., Lebanon, TN . In lieu of flowers,
    memorial donations may be made to Carmel Center, P.O. Box 117, Liberty, TN
    37095.

    Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences
    may be sent via www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net on the guestbook page.
    Call Smith Funeral Home for other details, (615)563-5337.

  • John Alex Banks

    Monday, 28 January 2013

    Mr. John Alex Blanks of Woodbury passed away on January 24, 2013 at the
    age of 79. He was born June 2, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan. His parents were
    the late Hoyte Stewart Blanks and Mary Belle (Holder) Blanks.

    Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Margaret Ruth Blanks of Woodbury;
    son, Clay Blanks of Los Angeles, California; daughter, Karen & Billy Cook
    of Woodbury; three grandchildren, Seth & Candice Powell, Lydia Powell and
    Hannah Powell; one great granddaughter, McKenna Powell; sister, Lousie
    Knight, niece Ann Lindsay; great niece and nephew, Jeff Lindsay and
    Rebecca Lindsay.

    He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U. S.
    Navyserving in the Korean War. Mr. Blanks was a retired machinist with
    AEDC in Tullahoma working for over 31 years. He enjoyed getting together
    with his friends from work and also went on several trips with the other
    Navy veterans he served with after the war. He loved to read, especially
    history.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, January 26,
    2013 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 27, 2013 in the
    Smith Funeral Home chapel at 2 PM. Britt Knox, Herb Alsup and James E.
    Stone will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of
    flowers memorial donations may be made to Veterans and Concerned Citizens
    for the Veterans of Cannon County or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
    Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615)563-5337

  • Catherine Toliver Denny

    Sunday, 27 January 2013

     Mrs. Catherine Toliver Denny, 91, passed away on January 27, 2013 at the Woodbury Nursing Center after an extended illness. She was born in Cannon County on February 24, 1921. Her parents were the late Benny Toliver and Edd & Octie Lyon Haley. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Gerald Denny; two sons, Ray Denny and Ronnie Denny and a daughter, Wilma Clemons.
     
    She is survived by a daughter Marion & John Campbell of Woodbury; daughter-in-law, Reba Denny of Woodbury; grandsons, Jeffrey Denny of Woodbury, Gerry & Marilyn Campbell of Norene, Kevin & Karen Campbell of Murfreesboro and Kyle & Jenni Campbell of Lufkin, TX; granddaughters, Darlene & Lynn Luna of Sparta, Lisa & Billy Choate of Woodbury, Cynthia & Rick Barnes of Smyrna; great grandchildren, Ethan Campbell, Tristan Choate, Ramsay Campbell, Miranda Luna, Benjamin Campbell, Grayson Campbell, Treva Luna and Rachel Choate, Barbara Broads, Sarah Cornell, Zack Dickey, Zeke & Laura Dickey and three great great grandchildren.
     
    Mrs. Denney was member of the Church of Christ. She was a sewing machine operator with Colonial Shirt Factory, White Stag and other clothing companies. She was an avid reader and loved to ride horses. She loved her family, they were everything to her.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 3-8 PM. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10 AM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Her grandsons, Kevin and Kyle Campbell will officiate. Interment will follow in Thyatira Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cannon County High School Library by contacting Smith Funeral Home, 91, passed away on January 27, 2013 at the Woodbury Nursing Center after an extended illness. She was born in Cannon County on February 24, 1921. Her parents were the late Benny Toliver and Edd & Octie Lyon Haley. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Gerald Denny; two sons, Ray Denny and Ronnie Denny and a daughter, Wilma Clemons.
     

  • Helen Markum

    Friday, 25 January 2013

    Name:  Helen R. Markum                                   Age:    67
    Date Died: Thursday, January 24, 2013           Where:   Dawson Springs, KY
    Birthplace:  Dekalb Co.
    Survivors:  Daughter:  Patricia (Tony) Estes of rural Caldwell Co., KY
    Son:  David “Led” (Gina) Markum of Woodbury         
    5 Grandchildren:  Evelyn Estes of Clarksville, Andrew Bullock & Taylor Bullock both of Woodbury,  Levi & Luke Estes of KY
    Brother:  David (Sue) Kirby of McMinnville
    Sister:  Violet Jo (Chuck) Turner of McMinnville
    Ms. Markum was preceded in death by her parents, Loring Kirby & Nadell Reeder Laymen; her husband, Robert Markum and brothers, James Edward Kirby & Ray Don Kirby.
     
    A member of the Baptist Church, She worked at Oster for 27 years.
     
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 2:00 PM Sunday 1/27/2013  
    Minister:  Bro. Greg Mitchell                             Cemetery:  Wood Cemetery
    Visitation: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday 1/26/2013             
    Pallbearers: Andrew Bullock, Luke & Levi Estes, Joey Pillow, Andy Gay and Richard Grissom
    Honorary Pallbearers:  Evelyn Estes and Taylor Bullock
     In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wood Cemetery, Golden Good Shepard Activities Dept. or Charity of your choice all %Woodbury Funeral Home

  • Cecil Burger

    Friday, 25 January 2013

     Mr. Cecil Burger age 89 of Smithville passed away Wednesday night at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville.  Mr Burger was  a Former Mayor of the City of Smithville, Former Alderman and City Employee for many years.  Mr. Cecil was the son of the late, James and Willie Sowells Burger.  He was also preceded in death by his Wife of almost 63 years, Wilma Jo Burger.  Mr. Burger was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church.  He is survived by 4 Children, David (Kyoko) Burger of Japan, Gereda Burger of Massachusetts, Pamela (Danny) Poss of Smithville and Anthony (Tammie) Burger of Smithville; 5 Grandchildren, Nancy Burger, Simon (Emi) Burger, Erica Burger, Nicole Burger, Zach Poss; 1 Great-Grandson, Braxton; 1 Sister, Sudie Vickers of Liberty; Sister-in-law, Mildred (Howard) Harrell of Murfreesboro.  Funeral Services will be conducted 3 PM Saturday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Dr. John Carpenter officiating and Entombment in DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  Visitation Friday 6:PM until 9:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM.  In Lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church.

  • Robert "Hoppy" Davenport

    Wednesday, 23 January 2013

    Robert H. "Hoppy" Davenport, 68, of Woodbury, passed away on January 22, 2013. Hoppy, as he was known from an early childhood nickname, was loved and adored by everyone he encountered.

    He was born to the late Ben and Lola Davenport on April 1, 1944, in Woodbury, Tennessee. Hoppy married Helen Hayes in 1964, and they were married for 48 years.

    Hoppy held the office of Circuit Court Clerk of Cannon County for 32 years, or eight consecutive terms, before deciding to retire in early 2010. He impacted many lives during his time in public office, and he was held in the highest regard by the Judges, Attorneys, and Law Enforcement professionals with whom he worked so closely during his time in office. After retiring, Hoppy continued his passion for fishing and building go-Kart motors, while also starting to enjoy walking to get some exercise, and enjoying leisurely breakfasts and dinners with friends and family.

    Hoppy was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Patricia Davenport Barrett. Hoppy is survived by his wife, Helen Hayes Davenport, and by two children: Cindy Taylor and husband Teddy of Woodbury, and Tim Davenport of San Francisco, California. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Rachel Taylor Hall and husband Jeremy of Woodbury, and Ben Taylor of Orlando, Florida. He is survived by two siblings: Dwight Davenport and wife Carol of Murfreesboro, and Lynne Foster and husband Med of Woodbury.

    Flowers may be sent to Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Road, Woodbury, Tennessee, 37190. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-South Chapter, 214 Overlook Circle, Suite 153, Brentwood, TN 37027

    A viewing will be held starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 24th at Smith Funeral Home. A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 24th at the Woodbury Church of Christ.  Herb Alsup will officiate.  Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337 www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net

  • Patricia Ann Hillis

    Wednesday, 23 January 2013

    Patricia Ann Hillis of Morrison died Monday at River Park Hospital's Emergency Room.
    She was a receptionist at S&S Industries and was a member of Grace Gospel Baptist Church. She was a member of the Freedom Travelers Gospel group for many years.
    Survivors include her father and step-mother, Louie M. and Mary Elkins-Hillis of Woodbury; a son, Chris Byford of Woodbury; two brothers and  sisters-in-law: Tim (Teresa) Hillis of Warren County, TN, and Steve (Sharon) Hillis of McMinnville; two nephews, Nathan Hillis of Warren County and Michael Hillis of McMinnville; nieces, Amy Fults of McMinnville and Andrea Scheidler of Shelbyville; aunts, Margie Hillis of California and Daisy Young of California. She was prceded in death by her mother, Violet Fay Haley Hillis.
    Visitation is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. until the service 11 a.m. at High's Chapel in McMinnville.

     

  • Lawrence Bean

    Wednesday, 23 January 2013

    Mr. Lawrence B. Bean, 83, of Liberty, TN, died January 21, 2013. He was born in Washington, DC on November 11, 1929. His parents were the late Edwin Temple Bean, Sr. and Mary (a’Becket) Bean. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Osborne.

    Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (Axley) Bean of Liberty; son, Lawrence B. Bean, Jr. (“Skip”) and wife Jill of Penobscot, ME; daughters, Cynthia Lee Bailey of Rochester, NY, and Pamela (husband Christopher Panfil) of
    Angola, NY; step-son, Christopher Brunetto of Seminole, FL; step-daughter, Angeline Brunetto Sprague, M.D. and husband Timothy Sprague of Christiana, TN; brothers, Edwin Temple Bean, Jr. (wife Susan) of Buffalo, NY, and Neil Bean (wife Patricia) of Wilmington, NC. He had five grandchildren: Katherine Lee Bailey, Silas Jude Panfil, Becket Alexander Panfil, Kendall Faith Sprague and Ethan Ray Sprague.

    He was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in Lebanon, TN. He was involved in establishing the Carmel Center of Spirituality, a Catholic retreat center in Liberty (DeKalb County), TN. He and his wife Bonnie devoted much of their time and energy assisting the priests of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate at the Center.

    Mr. Bean grew up as a young man in East Aurora, NY. He was a veteran of the U. S. Naval ROTC program while at Clarkson College, NY, where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. He was President of Conax Florida Corporation of St. Petersburg, FL, which produces life support systems for the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Mr. Bean was an avid reader and had worked as a Librarian in the Dowelltown and Liberty Library for about 15 years.

    Mr. Bean had requested that his body be cremated. Memorial Mass arrangements are incomplete. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Carmel Center, P.O. Box 117, Liberty, TN 37095.
    Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • James Bradford Field

    Wednesday, 23 January 2013

    James Bradford Field (Jim), age 76, of Bradyville, TN., passed from this life unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. He was born on May 16, 1936 in Beloit, WI. to the late Frank and Audrey (Kerwin) Field. A private memorial service was held by his family at the Readyville Mill.
     
    He was proceeded in death by a brother, Gene L. Field of Fresno, CA.
     
    Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Lola (Laxton) Field of Bradyville, TN., daughter; Bridget (Russell) Rego of Tampa, FL., son; James (Rhonda) Field Jr. of Murfreesboro, TN., as well as two adopted children; Tammy and Darren Field. Jim was affectionately known as "Poppy" by his granddaughters; Hayley, Hannah and Hope Field of Murfreesboro, TN. and Eva and Alexandra Rego of Tampa, FL. He is survived by brothers; Frank (Shirley) of Las Vegas, NV., Jeffrey (Kathy) of San Antonio, FL., Brian (Jean) of Oldsmar, FL., and sister; Suzanne Field of Mobile, AL.
     
    He served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of New Hope Church of Christ for the past 25 years and of Minerva Drive Church of Christ recently.
     
    Jim was a hard working man of few words. Known for his strong work ethic, he was a skilled tradesman in flooring installation his entire life, who worked with his son the last 20 years. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and vintage cars. He will be greatly missed.
     
    A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 

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