- Thursday, 7 August 2014
87 year old Ms. Jo Neal Twilla of Smithville died early Tuesday morning at the Webb House. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in Town Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. J.K. Twilla; parents, Henry Arthur and Nannie West Harvill; grandparents, James Forrest and Harriette Adcock West; seven aunts, Della Mae Stewart, Lilly Macon West, Ida Cleophie Wheat, Jessie Wright, Eula Deane Jones, Abolene Lewis and Naomi West Turner; and two uncles, James and Forrest West. Survivors include two sons, John Twilla of Murfreesboro and Cindy Twilla of Smithville and Neil and wife Desta Averitt Twilla of Auburntown. Two grandchildren, Kevin McKinley and wife Desirae Twilla of Lebanon and Kelli and husband Jared Davis of Smithville. One great granddaughter, Kimber Ray Davis of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to the Lighthouse Christian Camp.
- Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Ms. Christy Ann Maynard Taylor, 37, of Manchester, formerly of Woodbury passed away on July 28, 2014. She was born on August 5, 1976 in Hollywood, Florida.
She is survived by her parents, Charles and Linda Reed of Woodbury; son, Trevor Taylor of Woodbury; daughters, Regina Maynard and boyfriend, Scott Belcher and Stacey Hoel both of Woodbury; boyfriend, Josh Clark of Manchester; brothers, Anthony Ramonos of Woodbury, John & Brandy Romanos of Murfreesboro and Christopher Reed of Woodbury; sister, Amber Carlton of Woodbury and three grandchildren, Matthew Frame, Haley Frame and Damon Maynard.
Christy was an avid outdoor person. She loved going to the lake, fishing, target shooting, camping and just being outside. She had an out going personality and loved to talk to anyone. Christy was always upbeat and happy. She wanted to spend time with her family and friends any chance she had. If it meant being outside she was even happier.
The family will hold a private service at a later date. The family is requesting memorial donations in lieu of flowers to assist with funeral expenses. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details or to make a donation. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
- Sunday, 3 August 2014
Mr. Charles T. Witty, 85, of Woodbury passed away August 3, 2014. He was born on August 27, 1928 in Cannon County, Tennessee. His parents were the late James Lytle Witty and Evelyn Melton Witty.
He is survived by his wife, Janie Allen Witty of Woodbury; brothers, James & Ailene Witty of Mount Juliet, Howard & Barbara Witty of McMinnville; sisters, Nell & Gordon Summers of Auburntown, Ann & Robert Fortner of Nashville, Rosemary & Don Geddes of Nashville and Betty Shoemaker of Brentwood; sister-in-law Olivene Corley of Woodbury and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Witty grew up in Cannon County and met his future wife Janie. They married December 17, 1949 and spent nearly 65 happy years together. Mr. Charles was a hard working man and he and Mrs. Janie were great partners. He and Bill Smith formed a partnership to haul and sell coal locally. Mr. Charles later owned and operated the business on his own and sold coal to all of the county schools. He also worked for TVA for many years. They owned and operated Cedar Valley Antiques for over thirty years. They enjoyed all their business ventures and loved to talk with people. He was a member of Auburntown Church of Christ and taught Bible class there for 50 years. When Mr. Charles’ health began to fail they started attending the New Hope Church of Christ. Mr. Charles and Mrs. Janie were very close and were seldom seen apart. She took devoted care of him as he became more sick.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, August 4, 2014 from 2-8 PM and on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 11-2 PM. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. David Dunn and Ralph Richardson will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to either the Auburntown Church of Christ or the New Hope Church of Christ. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
- Friday, 1 August 2014
Mrs. Kimberly Ann Bynum, 39, of Woodbury passed away July 28, 2014. She was born in McMinnville, Tennessee on November 9, 1974. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Larry Borren.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Ricky Bynum of Woodbury; mother, Linda Borren of Centertown; a son, Tyler Bynum; two daughters, Ashley Bynum and Natasha Bynum; two brothers, Jeffery Borren and Shane Borren all of Woodbury and a sister, Shawntel Borren of Centertown.
Mrs. Bynum grew up in McMinnville. She met her husband Ricky through a phone conversation with friends. They quickly fell in love, married and moved to Woodbury. She had health problems through the years but stayed home to raise their three children. She loved to spend time with family and friends and go out to eat. She enjoyed going to yard sales and had a knack for getting a better price on the things she bought. Fishing was one of her favorite things to do. She was baptized at the Temple Baptist Church in McMinnville in earlier years.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 4-9 PM. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 3 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Jonathan Womack and David Higgins will officiate. Interment will follow in Amity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to assist with funeral expenses. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
- Friday, 1 August 2014
Mary Luzetta Parker Basham, 83, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Cannon Co.
She is survived by her children: Dwaine (Debbie) Basham of Murfreesboro; Nancy (Danny) Campbell of Mt. Juliet; Shea (Averian) Basham of Cookeville; Renea (Jim) Sabia of Woodbury; Sister: Inez Carter of Woodbury
Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and lifelong friend, Juanita Parker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie & Dollie Lewis Parker; husband, Clyde Basham; and her sister, Opal Parker Duke.
She was a homemaker and a member of Simmons Chapel Free Methodist Church.
Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sunday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Wheeler & Bro. Mark Parker officiating. Pallbearers: Don Duke, Doyle Duke, Larry Carter, Gayle Tate, Josh Curtis, Brandon Basham, Billy Adcock. Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Saturday, 8/2/2014.
- Friday, 1 August 2014
Teddy Lafayette Powers, 70, died Friday, August 01, 2014, at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was a native of Henderson Co., Tn.
He is survived by his children, Ruth Ann (Jeffery) Weir of Henderson, J.T. (Gina) Powers of Lexington, Steve (Misty) Powers of Auburntown; 8 Grandchildren: Shonna Wilson, Jolinda Bivens, Courtney Powers, Kerina Maness, Cindy Millinder, Caleb Maness, Michael Prince, Ethan Powers; Siblings, Wilma Blair of Smithville, Rachel Duck of Dyer, Robert “Bobby” Powers, John Powers, Mark Powers and David Powers all of Arkansas. Also surviving are 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tary Andrew & Lou Willie Wyatt Powers; his wife, Mary Elizabeth “Tiny” Powers; siblings, Elisabeth Mitchell, Imogene Dodd and Steve Powers and his granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth Powers.
He was a member of the Shiloh Baptist and Forklift Driver at Sherman & Dixie.
Funeral Services will be 4 pm Sunday, August 3, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Nichols and Bro. John Powers officiating. Pallbearers: Ethan Powers, Caleb Maness, Michael Prince, Greg Hayes, Bobby Bobo, Richie Wilson and Timmy Baines. Interment will follow in the Odom Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 8:30 PM Saturday, August 2, 2014.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
- Friday, 1 August 2014
Name Mary M. Davenport Davis Age: 85
Date Died: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Where: Vanderbilt Hospital
Birthplace: Cannon Co., Tn.
Survivors: 3 Children: A. Dean Davis Nichols of Auburntown, Judy A. Davis Powell & Thomas J. Davis both of Woodbury
9 Grandchildren: Pamela (Tim) Cunningham, Patti (Phillip) Shook, Michael (Amanda) Nichols, Johnny (Misty) Powell, Julie Powell, Jamie (Brad) Morgan, Kimberly (Ken) Jones, Lisa Davis, Thomas (Tracy) Davis.
Also surviving are 18 great-grandchildren and a special niece, Louise Mayo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sammy & Callie Jones Davenport; her husband, Thomas E. (N.) Davis; son, Russell Dale Davis; son-in-law, Jerry Powell; and daughter-in-law, Ellen Sadler Davis.
Mary co-owned and operated Davis’ Service Station for 27 years. She loved making white oak baskets, and she and her husband, N., made oak chairs and rockers. She was also a house-wife for many years. Mary loved her children and grandchildren and working in her garden and flowers. She was a member of the Center Hill Baptist Church.
Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home When: 11:00 am, Sat., 8/2/2014
Minister: Bro. Greg Mitchell Interment: Riverside Gardens
Visitation: 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, August 1, 2014
Pallbearers: Tim Cunningham, Michael Nichols, Ken Jones, Johnny Powell, Randall Davis, Thomas Davis.
Honorary Pallbearers: Harold Patrick and Buddy Davenport.
- Thursday, 31 July 2014
Mr. Larry W. Taylor, 48, of Woodbury passed away July 31, 2014. He was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey on August 14, 1965. He was preceded in death by his father, Merrick Taylor; twin brother, Gary Taylor and by a brother, Newton Wright.
He is survived by his mother, Marydella Taylor of Woodbury; two sons, Matthew Taylor and Ryan Taylor both of Woodbury; two daughters, Ashley Taylor of Woodbury and Lacey Taylor of Manchester; four sisters, Sheila Holt, Pam Cawthorn, Sharee Seiffert and Lorrie (Russ) Vogle all of Woodbury; five grandchildren, Taylor, Dylan, Jaylynn, Braylynn and Harper and also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Larry worked as a truck driver for many years. He drove for Weaver’s, Clark and other companies. He loved to do anything outdoors. He spent time hunting, fishing, camping and frog gigging when he could find a good spot. Larry was the kind of person that liked to have a good time where ever he was. His dog Bandit was one of his best little buddies.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 10-12 PM. Graveside services will be held following visitation at Riverside Cemetery. Greg Mitchell will officiate. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
- Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Owen Howard Brown, stillborn son of Brandon & Crystal Dutton Brown of Murfreesboro, died: Friday, July 25, 2014 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Brayden & Zachary Brown of Portageville, NY; grandparents: Walter & Janet Burdick Dutton of Bradyville, Lucinda Mayer and Bill Wittmeyer of Bliss, NY., Rusty & Robin Brown of Murfreesboro; great grandparents: Rose Burdick of Bradyville, Polly Mitchell of Lebanon, Pete & Pat Mayer of North Ft. Myers, FL.; Uncles and Aunts: Nick Dutton of Bradyville, Mike Brown of Perry, NY., Jen Brown of Hornell, NY., and Barb Brown of Hermitage, NY.
Funeral Services will be 11 am, Fri., August 01, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Cherry Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Friday, Aug. 01, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home for expenses.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
- Sunday, 27 July 2014
Mr. Dwayne Johnson, 54, of Woodbury passed away on July 25, 2014. He was born on May 17, 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana. His parents were the late Paul Johnson and Joyce Faye Brummett Johnson. He is also preceded in death by two sons, Jeffery Johnson and Dwayne Johnson, Jr., a granddaughter, Jordan Johnson and his grandmother who raised him, Sybil Brummett.
He is survived by his wife of over thirty years, Donna Johnson of Woodbury; a son, Jeremy & Kathy Johnson of Woodbury; four grandchildren, Dillon Howell, Nevaeh Miller, Dawson Miller and Jaria Johnson; two step-grandchildren, Katelyn Bucey and Christina Bucey; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a close friend and co-worker, David Lindeman.
Mr. Johnson spent some of his early life growing up in Woodbury. He later moved to Indiana with his parents. Dwayne’s mother died when he was thirteen. His grandmother helped raise him from that time forward. He met and married his high school sweetheart Donna while in Indiana. They stayed together through thick and thin. Dwayne always held fond memories of Woodbury. He decided to move back with his family in the early 90’s. He and Donna owned and operated Johnson’s Painting. He also drove a tractor trailer for a few years. Dwayne enjoyed vegetable gardening, flower gardening and keeping his lawn neat. His family and friends said he had a green thumb. He also loved to have cookouts at home. He loved to keep everybody laughing with jokes and pulling pranks.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 3-8 PM. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11 AM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be in Riverside Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to assist with funeral expenses. Contact Smith Funeral Home to make a donation. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337