Obituaries

  • Ryan Hill

    Wednesday, 24 February 2016

    Ryan James Hill, 28, passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at his home in Nashville.  He was a native of Las Cruces, NM.
    He is survived by his parents,  Shaun & Lisa Cantrell Hill of Readyville; Brothers:  Jason Hill of Pineville, LA. And David Hill of Readyville; Grandparents:  Bill & Annette Hill of North Zulch, TX and Jim & Virginia Cantrell of Smyrna; His girlfriend and her daughter:  Sam Souder and Ivey; Also surviving are aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Carolyn Cantrell.
    A lover of music, Ryan worked at Amazon.
    Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, February 26, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.   Interment will follow in the Centertown Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 9 pm Thursday, February 25, 2016. Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Georgia Tassey

    Monday, 22 February 2016

     

    Ms. Georgia Fay Tassey, age 78, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Woodbury Health Care Center.  She was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include her sister, Janie Tassey of Readyville. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, James Alex & Ophelia Wright Tassey; and Siblings, Frances Tassey Ward & James Dixon Tassey. 

    She was a member of the Stones River Presbyterian Church until its closure and a member of the Cripple Creek Presbyterian Church.  She was retired from Colonial where she was a seamstress.  Ms. Tassey loved to sing and had a wonderful voice.  She spent her life in service to her sister and her community. 

    Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Rev. Lawrence Clark officiating.  Interment will follow at Wards Grove Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM until time of service Tuesday, February 23, 2016. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cripple Creek Presbyterian Church, 2726 Cripple Creek Rd., Readyville, TN 37149. 

    The family of Ms. Tassey would like to sincerely thank the staff of the Woodbury Nursing Center and Stones River Hospital in their care for Ms. Tassey.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

     

  • Tracy Duke

    Monday, 22 February 2016

    Tracy William Duke, 41, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2015 suddenly at his home.  A native of Warren Co., He lived in Bradyville.

    He is survived by his parents:  Doyle & Charlotte Trail Duke of Bradyville; Brother: Scott Duke of Bradyville;  and Sister:  Kendria Smithson of Woodbury.

    Mr. Duke was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arlin & Opal Duke and Hershel & Laura Trail.

    A member of the Church of Christ, he was a Sanitary maintenance worker at Lewis Bakery.  Tracy was happiest when he was outside, he most enjoyed mud bogging and fishing or anything that had to do with water or dirt.

    Funeral services will be 2 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Al Bugg, Jr. officiating.  Interment will follow in the Midway Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 pm Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Midway Cemetery %Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Boyd Bowen

    Wednesday, 17 February 2016

    Boyd Wayne Bowen, 78, who passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in Nashville, TN.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his daughters, Susan Wilson of Cleveland and Deborah Marler of Crossville; Grandchildren:  Jennifer (Karl) Fisher, Dustin (Kaitlyn) Wilson and Steven Wilson all of Cleveland, Chara (Daren) Rehacek of Kalamazoo, MI, Chris Barrett and Sean Schoephoerster both of Jacksonville, FL. And Melissa Windham of Charleston, SC.; Great Grandchildren:  Breouna, Felisha & Marissa Barrett of Jacksonville, FL., Abby & Lily Schoephoerster of Puller, GA., Brennan, Audrey & Edison Rehacek of Kalamazoo, MI., Trey Hester, Emily & Sophia Fisher, Kathryn Wilson all of Cleveland, TN.; Siblings:  Lloyd Bowen of Cleveland, Claudette Alexander of Readyville, Lynn (Alfred) Odom of Murfreesboro and Kay Bowen of Canada; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Thomas & Vassie Lee Barrett Bowen and his daughter, Sandra Bowen.
    Boyd was a member of the Church of Christ and was retired from the United States Air Force as a Sr. Master Sergeant.   He loved to work in his yard, cook and can.
    Memorial services will be 12 noon Friday, February 19, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Full Military Honors will be held at Riverside Cemetery immediately following memorial service.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until 12 noon Friday, February 19, 2016.  Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • William Moore

    Wednesday, 17 February 2016

    Mr. William Robert “Bill” Moore of Woodbury, TN passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the Woodbury Nursing Center at the age of 79.  He was born November 9, 1936 on Sugar Tree Knob in Cannon County, TN.  Bill was a graduate of the Central High School Class of 1956.  In 1959, he married Betty Sue Hill and together they had two children, Kimberly Kay and William Robert, Jr.  Bill worked for DeZurik Southern Corporation in McMinnville, TN for 34 years prior to his retirement.  He was also the keeper of the Cannon County Courthouse clock after his father retired from the same position.  Bill handed down his knowledge of the clock to his son, Bobby, as the third generation clock keeper.  He was a quiet man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He had an avid interest in genealogy and Cannon County history.  He will be greatly missed by family, friends, former coworkers and his community of the last year of his life at Sunnington Assisted Living Center in Murfreesboro, TN. 
    Bill is survived by his daughter, Kim (Mike) Bailey and son, Bobby (Connie) Moore.  He was a doting grandfather to Susan Elisabeth (Brian) Beaird, Sarah Paige (Austin) Ford, Austin Robert Moore and Abbye Rae Moore; great grandfather to Ivy Eliana and Olivia Rose Beaird; big brother to his sisters, Mary Lou Boynton, Patricia Sue McGinnis, Gloria Jean (James) Bogle and Geraldine (Edwin) Young.  He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Gloria Moore and Linda Moore and one brother-in-law, Ken Pichulo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, his parents William “Bill” Moore and Eula Mae Stephens Moore, and his siblings Hugh Edward Moore, Eliza Ann Pichulo and John Lee Moore. 
    A celebration of Bill’s life will include a time for the family to share memories with friends and family at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 4-8 pm.  Services will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11 am in the Smith Funeral Home chapel with Al Bugg, Jr. officiating.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cannon County Historical Society (contact Smith Funeral Home for details).  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home (615)563-5337

  • Michael Underwood

    Monday, 15 February 2016

    Michael Lynn Underwood, 26, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at St. Thomas Stones River E/R from complications of Type 1 diabetes.  He was born in Rutherford Co.  
    He is survived by his Mother, Sonya Davis Bratcher of Woodbury; Father & Stepmother, Lynn & Brenda Underwood of Woodbury; Daughter, Heather Campbell of Woodbury; Siblings:  Katlyn & Hunter Underwood, Aaron & Jacob Bratcher all of Woodbury; Grandparents, Randall & Dorris Davis; Diane Underwood (David Johnson); Wilma Sue Bernard Barrett all of Woodbury; 2 Nephews and Several cousins also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his grandfathers; Jerry Underwood and Louis Menard; aunt and uncle; Steve and Jennifer Underwood and Uncle; Lee Lee Davis.
    Mikey was a member of the Bradyville Church of Christ and worked in Tool and Die.  He loved the outdoors which included hunting, fishing, riding horses and mudding. 
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Gunter officiating.  Interment will follow in the Thyatira Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until 1 pm Wednesday, February 17, 2016
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Margaret Donnell

    Sunday, 14 February 2016

    Margaret Ann Donnell age 86 of Watertown, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at
    University Medical Center. Born March 5, 1929 in Davidson County, she was
    the daughter of the late Hugh and Irene Peach King. Margaret was preceded in
    death by her husband, Howard Donnell in 2008; a daughter-in-law, Regina
    Donnell; sisters, Josephine Daugherty and Betty Barrett and a nephew, Nick
    Daugherty. She was a member of the Watertown Church of Christ and retired
    from the offices of the Alexandria Industrial Garment Co. She is survived by
    her children, Janet Bane and husband, Tony of Woodbury, Karen Donnell of
    Watertown and Wayne Donnell of Liberty; grandchildren, Jeff (Jennifer) Bane
    of Woodbury, Connie (Bobby) Moore of Woodbury, Allison (Jason) Greer of
    Brush Creek, Jeremy (Wendy) Traughber of Sanger, TX, Amanda (Arron) Payne of
    Watertown, Julie (Kevin) Amos of Soddy Daisy, Amanda (Bobby) Bell of
    Tullahoma, Sarah Price of Clarksville and a honorary granddaughter, Renee
    (Brandon) Thomas; 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Jackie King of Nashville
    and Shirley Holt of Franklin; brothers, Hugh Roy (Mary) King and Tom King
    both of Nashville; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday, Feb.
    15, 2016 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Robinson officiating.
    Pallbearers, Jeff Bane, Bobby Moore, Jason Greer, Arron Payne, Kevin Amos,
    Brandon Thomas. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. till service time on
    Monday. Interment at Commerce Cemetery. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME (615)237-9318.

  • Betty Franklin

    Sunday, 14 February 2016

    Name      Betty May Harrell Franklin                                                      Age: 80
    Date Died: Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 @ 7:53PM       Where:  At the home of her daughter
    Birthplace: Coffee Co.
    Survivors: 3 Children:  Brenda (Mike) Catalano of Cordova, Timothy Donald Franklin
    of Bradyville & Jeff (Kelly) Franklin of Manchester
    7 Siblings:  Larry Harrell of Baltimore, Margie Clark of Gallatin, Carolyn Black of Cartage,
    Wayne Harrell, Janice Mayhugh & Marty Harrell all of Smyrna & Clay Harrell of Nashville
    7 Grandchildren: Chrissy, Michelle, Michael, Ashley, Brittany, Tyler & Emily
    Also surviving are 5 great grandchildren.
     
    Ms. Franklin is the daughter of the late Gilbert & Lillie Bates Harrell. She was preceded in death
    by her husband, Kenneth D. Franklin and son Steven Craig Franklin.  
    Ms. Franklin was a member of the Living Springs Church and a homemaker.
     
    Funeral services:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home  When:  10:00 AM Monday, 2/15/2016
    Minister: Bro. Sydney Parham    Bro Jeff Franklin                      Interment:  Gilley Hill Cemetery
    Visitation:  5 PM until 8 PM Sunday, 2/14/2016
     

  • Lola Minton

    Wednesday, 10 February 2016

    57 year old Lola Dean Minton of Smithville passed away early Tuesday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville.
    She was a Baptist & formally employed at Tenneco. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11am at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at 11am on Saturday.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther & Ruby Rayder Phillips. 2 brothers, Joey Rayder & David Phillips.
    Survivors include 1 daughter, Teri Lynn Potts of Murfreesboro. 2 grandchildren, Charlie Potts & Ady Rae Potts. 6 sisters, Joyce & James Watson of Murfreesboro, Debbie George of Smithville, Linda & Michael Burke of Murfreesboro, Wilma & Ernie Bouldin, Jean Farmer & Janice Cripps all of Smithville. 2 brothers, LM & Virginia Phillips of Murfreesboro & Jimmie & Regina Rayder of Wartburgh. Several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive.

  • Flavil Pitts

    Saturday, 6 February 2016

    McMinnville, TN resident and Cannon County, TN native Flavil Ray Pitts, age 88, was born June 27, 1927 and died February 5, 2016 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following an extended illness.
    A retired auditor with Chrysler Corporation, a United States Army veteran of WWII, and a member of the Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Shelah and Jennie Justice Elkins Pitts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Karen Edwards and Darlene Owczarski; first wife, Delores Pitts; three brothers, David, Paul and Sterling Pitts; and three sisters, Eva Lee Reed, Donzie Greer and Ona Prater.
    He was married August 11, 2001 to Julia Turner Pitts of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Kenneth Pitts of Arizona; grandson, Terry Owczarski of Michigan; two step-sons, Tom Winfree and wife Sonjia of McMinnville and Ronald Winfree of Indiana; step-daughter, Karen Walters and husband Darrell of Greenbrier, TN; sister, Una Ray of Tullahoma, TN; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and step-grandchildren also survive.
    Mr. Pitts served in the Army for several years. He enjoyed fishing and being out on the water. He taught himself different languages, and had a love for music and singing.
    Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2016 at Leoni Church of Christ with Ben Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Leoni Cemetery in Cannon County, TN with full military honors administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at High's, and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service Monday at the Church.

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