• Nolan "Dude" Northcutt

    Tuesday, 3 June 2014

    NOLAN ANDERSON (DUDE) NORTHCUTT, age 100, passed away at his home in Woodbury on June 2, 2014.
    He is survived by his three children, Ann Deloris (John) McBride, Janice Faye (Britt) Knox, Richard Anderson Northcutt, and foster daughter, Wilma Jo Melton, all of Woodbury; sister, Hazel Elmore, of Huntsville, Alabama; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He also leaves behind four devoted caregivers: Amy Taylor, Judy Mooneyham, Carol Davis, and Linda McNeese.
    He was the great-great-grandson of Francis Northcutt, a Revolutionary War soldier who lived in Cannon County at the time of its formation. Nolan Anderson Northcutt was also preceded in death by his parents, Lee Watson and Angie Ann Jennings Northcutt; his wife of 61 years, Annie Lefevers Northcutt; brother, Norman Lee Northcutt, and sister, Eunice Belle Fowler.
    Nolan Anderson (Dude) Northcutt was born in Huntsville, Alabama and, at age 10, moved to Woodbury following the death of his parents. He lived with his uncle, Selmer Mason Jennings, and family until 1929. After working as the first mechanic of the newly formed Cannon County Highway Department, he bought the Sudden Service Station in Woodbury in 1937 and began the business that would become known as Northcutt Motor Company. He retired in 1992 to devote more of his time and energy to public service.
    Possessing a fierce sense of civic involvement, he was a founding member of the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department in 1936, served eight years on the Woodbury City Council, and was elected to the Cannon County School Board, two years as chair. He was Mayor of Woodbury from 1967-1977 and County Executive from 1982-86. He joined the Lions Club in 1949 and remained active until his death. He served as president of the club and was named a Melvin Jones Fellow in 1989, the Lions’ highest honor. He was also the recipient of the Lions International President’s Award. He served on and chaired many boards including the Upper Cumberland Development District, the UCDD Community Health Agency, and the Stones River Hospital, among others. He was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ.
    Visitation with the family will be Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at which time a celebration of life service will be held in the old sanctuary of the Woodbury Church of Christ. A graveside service for the family and interment will follow. Memories may be shared at In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Lions Club, the Cannon County Senior Center, and Alive Hospice will be much appreciated. Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Willie Bryan

    Sunday, 1 June 2014

    Willie Mae Bryan, 87, of Woodbury passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Manchester Health Care Center following an extended illness. She was a native of Cannon Co.
    She is survived by her daughter, Olivia “Libby” Merriman of Manchester; Grandchildren:  Tina Stem of Manchester and Jason (Alison) Merriman of Nashville; Great Grandchildren:  Joshua Earl Stem, Rickeia Stem, Victoria Jullian Merriman, Charles Zackery Merriman and Olivia Katherine Merriman.
    Ms. Bryan was preceded in death by her parents, William Jesse Pelham and Lillie Jane Lowe Pelham; her husband, Earl D. Bryan and her siblings, Jean Robinson, Jesse Pelham, Lebern Pelham, Chris Lynn, Ozella Parker, Charlie Lowe, Remina Northcutt and Marie Troup.
    Willie Mai was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ and was a retired factory worker.  She loved to paint, play bingo and was active in the Pocahontas and Cannon Co. Senior Centers.
    Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Tues.,06/03/14 with Bro. Jerry Gilley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Monday, June 2, 2014. 
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  • Harold Foster

    Thursday, 29 May 2014

    Mr. Harold Foster, 75, of Woodbury died May 27, 2014.  He was born in Cannon County, Tennessee on February 4, 1939.  His parents were the late Robert Orville Foster and Inice Sissom Foster.  He  was also preceded in death by his two wives, Jessie Mae Miller Foster and Jewel Garner Foster and two brothers, Larry Foster and Troy Foster.
    He is survived by his son, Royce Avon Foster of Woodbury, four brothers, Gear Foster of Texas, Nile Foster of Woodbury, Leon Foster of Michigan and Ronnie (Faye) Foster of Woodbury, a step-daughter, Brenda (Dale) Buck of Silver Point also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Mr. Foster grew up in a large family with all his brothers.  He was raised on a farm. He learned how to work mules, plant a garden and harvest crops.  He was a quiet man and led a simple life.
    Graveside services will be conducted by Smith Funeral Home at Gilley Hill Cemetery on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:30 PM.  Tim Gentry will officiate.  In  lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to assist with funeral expenses.  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Jackie Bryson

    Thursday, 29 May 2014

    Jackie Bryson, 78, of Auburntown passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Ann Tate Bryson of Auburntown; Children:  Bob Bryson of Antioch, Sherry (Tony) Young and Ricky (Joan) Bryson both of Auburntown; 5 Grandchildren:  Jacob & Joshua Bryson, Devin, Daniel & Peyton Young
    Mother-in-law:  Ernestine Tate of Auburntown; 4 Step Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren also survive.
    Mr. Bryson was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny & Bernice Gilley Bryson; his daughter, Barbara Bryson and his brother, Howard Bryson.
    Jackie was the retired owner of Bryson’s Market in Auburntown.  He was also owner and collector of many antique tractors.  He attended the Baptist church. His greatest accomplishment was being a family man, who loved his family dearly and they loved him just as much.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday, May 31, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Earl Dukes. Interment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation: 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, May 30, 2014 and from 10 am until time of service Saturday.

  • Mary Franklin

    Wednesday, 28 May 2014

    Mary Lou Franklin, 87, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Woodbury Nursing Center following an extended illness.
    She is survived by her children: Gail Fite of Smyrna, Emily Dawn (Wesley) Naron of Lebanon, and David D. (Cheryl) Franklin of Bradyville; 10 grandchildren:  Tara, Jeff, Kerwin, Laura, Kendall, Jason, Rachel, Kirby, Jared and Mark
    Ms. Franklin was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph James Underwood and Eva Tucker Underwood; her Husband, George Garnet Franklin and sister, Waudene Reade.
    A member of the First Baptist of Murfreesboro, she was a Secretary and homemaker. Ms. Franklin loved her family and lovingly kept her grandchildren.  She was an avid reader and loved animals especially dogs.
    Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Fri.,05/30/14 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Frank Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery, Murfreesboro.  Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, May 29, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adams Memorial Library and the Kidney Foundation.
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  • Jimmy Herman

    Wednesday, 28 May 2014

    Jimmy Herman, age 56 of Murfreesboro, died Sunday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was a native of Murfreesboro and was preceded in death by his father James V. Herman, a sister Peggy Taylor, his father in law James Hoyte Grizzle, and a brother in law Russell Gayle Grizzle.

    Survivors include his wife Sandra Grizzle Herman; his mother Jenny Herman of Murfreesboro; a daughter Carla Carlton of Hickman Co; brother Rev. Roger Herman and his wife Elaine of Pensacola, FL; sister Tammy Davis and her husband Ed of Smyrna; four grandchildren; five nieces and nephews and a host of other loving family and friends.

    Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of funeral services beginning at 2:00pm at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Roger Herman officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

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  • Gary Waddell

    Friday, 23 May 2014

    Mr. Gary Lee Waddell, 64, of Woodbury died May 21, 2014 at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center.  He was born on July 4, 1949 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He was preceded by his mother, Mary Foster Waddell.
    He is survived by his father, Herman Waddell, Sr. of Murfreesboro, son, Michael A. Waddell of Florida, daughters, Tiffany Waddell and Jennifer Waddell both of Michigan, brothers, Mike Waddell of Woodbury and Herman, Jr. (Darlene) Waddell of Murfreesboro, also by five grandchildren.
    Gary grew up in the Kittrell Community in Rutherford County.  He and his brothers were close in age and had a close relationship.  He was active in sports during grammar school and high school.  He graduated Kittrell High School in 1967 and then proudly volunteered for the U. S. Army.  He served two tours in Vietnam.  He will be missed by his family and friends.  The U. S. Military Honor Guard will attend to present funeral honors.
    The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 3-4 PM.  A memorial service will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 4 PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Hospice Center of Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. Memories and condolences may be shared at  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Flonnie Fletcher

    Friday, 23 May 2014

    Flonnie Vanderpool Fletcher, 84, of Woodbury died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford following an extended illness.
    She is survived by her children: Elanie (Don) Hockett of Manchester, Earl (Peggy) James of Murfreesboro, Robert (Tina R.) Fletcher of Auburntown, Mary Ann Britnell and Jeff (Tina Marie) Fletcher both of Woodbury; Twin Sister:  Nonnie Tramel of Dowelltown and Special Friend:  David Wilson. 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren also survive.
    Ms. Fletcher was preceded in death by her parents, James Daniel Vanderpool and Mattie Bonham Vanderpool; her husbands, Edwin James and Buford Fletcher and several brothers and sisters.
    A member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, she was a homemaker and a seamstress.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and a fine Christian woman.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sunday, May 24, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Nichols and Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Jennings Cemetery, Statesville, TN. Active Pallbearers:  Chris Fletcher, Bill Fletcher, Ryan Fletcher, James Hockett, Kevin Jones, Chris Welch and Kyle Caito.  Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM Saturday, May 23, 2014.
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  • Julia Webb

    Sunday, 18 May 2014

    Name    Julia Clark Webb        Age: 92
    Date Died: Friday, May 16, 2014 at her home of an extended illness
    Survivors: 3 Daughters: Dottie Bragg of McMinnville,
    Juanella (Buster) Mason of Woodbury and Cathy Gouge of Mt. Juliet
    6 Grandchildren:  Russell and Doug Jones, Sharon Joyner, Al Mason,
    Monica Bogle and Melanie Greer
    8 Great Grandchildren:  Matthew, Grace, Jeremy, Aron, Dylan, Austin,
    Lexie and Brooke
    Special Friends:  Dale and Peggy Collins
    Loving Caregivers: Bebe Adams, Joyce Muncy and Betty Grissom
    Mrs. Webb was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Webb and her parents,
    Charles and Eddy Holt Holt Clark. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters
    and 2 brothers. Julia was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother
    and a member of the United Methodist Church.
    Graveside Service:  Riverside Gardens        When:  1:00 pm Monday.,05/19/14
    Minister: Bro. Herb Alsup
    Visitation: 11:00 AM until of service at 1:00 PM Monday

  • Byron Pritchard

    Friday, 16 May 2014

    Bryon Lee Pritchard, 35 of Smithville passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Dekalb Community Hospital. 
    He is survived by his mother, Susan Stewart of Crystal River, Fl.; Brothers:  Christopher (Kerry) Pritchard of Murfreesboro and Andrew Pritchard of Crystal River, Fl.; Also surviving are 2 nephews, 1 niece, aunts and uncles.
    Bryon was a Christian and was disabled. He was preceded in death by his sister, Cathy Pritchard.
    Graveside Service will be 3 pm Monday, May 19, 2014 at Gunter – Grizzle Cemetery with Bro. Billy Murphy officiating.       
    Visitation with the family will be after 10 am Monday, May 19, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.