Obituaries

  • Jennifer Mulligan

    Monday, 12 September 2016

    Jennifer Kemp Mulligan, 35, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  She was born Nov. 8, 1980 at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii to Deborah B. Parks and the late  Lt. Col. Gerald R. Kemp.  She was a native of Woodbury, TN. 
     
    She was preceded in death by her Father, Lt. Col. Gerald R. Kemp, her grandmother, Naomi Bailiff and grandfather, James R. Kemp.
     
    She is survived by her daughter Olivia Grace Mulligan, Her mother and stepfather, Deborah and Lt. Col. Michael Parks; grandparents, Gid Bailiff, Lauretta Kemp Toney and Linda Kemp; her step sisters, Lisa (Phil) Mahla, Shannon (Paul) Hooten and Erin (Andy) Drum as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
     
    Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Woodbury Funeral Home.  There will be no funeral services.
     
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be mde to Middle TN. Youth for Christ.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

     

  • Jonathan Davis

    Monday, 12 September 2016

    Jonathan Dale Davis, 36, passed away Thurs., 9/8/16 suddenly at his home. He was born in Rutherford Co., Tn.
    He is survived by his parents, Bobby & Kathy Arnold Davis of Bradyville; Children, Tyler Andrew Arnette of Iowa and Kala Nicole Davis of Bradyville; Grandmother, Juanita Arnold of Woodbury; Brother, Christopher Dean Davis of Woodbury & sister-in-law, Linda Davis.
    Also surviving are several aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews, Jacob Tyler Davis, Hunter Blake Davis, Christopher Brady Davis, and Destiny Faith Mitchell.
    Jonathan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Buster Arnold, Lymon & Hester Davis and his sister, Angela Nicole Davis.
    He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a mechanic.
    Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM, Tues, Sept. 13, 2016 at Sunny Hills Baptist Church with Bro. John Jones & Bro. Richard Haley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Blue Wing Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday, Sept. 12 from 3 to 10 pm at Woodbury Funeral Home & Tues, Sept. 13 from 11 to 1 at Sunny Hills.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.
     

  • Wayne Taylor

    Friday, 9 September 2016

    Mr. Wayne C. Taylor, 61, of Murfreesboro passed away on September 7, 2016.  He was born in Murfreesboro, TN on October 12, 1954.  His parents were the late Arthur M. “Pope” Taylor and Geneva D. Toombs Taylor.  His wife Peggy Herman Taylor also preceded him in death.
    Two daughters, Sandy Smith and Jennifer Taylor survive him both of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Arthur Taylor, and Stafford (Margaret) Taylor both of Murfreesboro; a sister, Nina Taylor; seven grandchildren, Logan, Tamarah, Chelby, Erica, Lyndsey, Rusty, and Tammy; and several nieces and nephews.
    Wayne grew up in Murfreesboro and was part of the first graduating class at Riverdale High School. His father and his other siblings owned and operated Pope Taylor’s BBQ for many years. Wayne was the type of person who could do anything.  Besides working in the restaurant he did construction and maintenance, worked on HVAC units, and drove for Sledgecraft for a while.  He and his brothers were active in sports growing up and loved to compete.
    Wayne’s wishes were to be cremated and hold a graveside service.  The service will be at Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10 am.  Chuck Myers and Irving Wallace will officiate.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Glenda Valerio

    Friday, 9 September 2016

    Glenda C. Valerio, 80, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at her home following an extended illness.  She was a native of Bradyville, TN.     
    She is survived by her children, Anthony John Valerio of Woodbury, Kimberly (Jeffery) Smith of IN., Toni Blakeman and Kelly Waldby both of NY., and Kacey (Terry) Mack of KY.; Brother, Baker Cunningham of Readyville; Special Neices, Janey Love of Rockwood, Vicky Burns of Mt. Juliet and Dotty Baskin of Woodbury; 8 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
    Glenda was preceded in death by her parents, Clark & Helen Knox Cunningham and her siblings, Buddy Cunningham and June Jernigan.
    She was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church.  She worked in accounting doing payroll and retired from Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alive Hospice or Dallas Love Medical Fund, 1204 Weston Ct. Mt. Juliet, Tn. 37122.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Opal Jones

    Friday, 9 September 2016

    Opal M. Cripps Jones, age 96, passed away at her residence, September 7, 2016. She was a native of DeKalb County and a resident of Rutherford County. Opal was a member of Salem Creek Church of Christ.

    Opal was preceded in death by her parents, Livie L. and Era Pearl Elledge Cripps; husband, Clyde Phillip Jones of 78 years; siblings, Ray Cripps, Carl Cripps, Hilda Cripps, Allene Keith, Josephine Cripps and Opha Turner; daughter-in-law, Shirley G. Jones; and granddaughter, Angela (Jones) Maraschiello. She is survived by her sons Larry (Gail) Jones of Phoenix, AZ, Michael and Roger Jones of Murfreesboro, and daughter Debbie (Jim) Fuller of Murfreesboro; 6 grandchildren, Karen (Frank) Soto of Edgewood, NM, Susan Jones, of Phoenix, AZ, Brian (Carole Ann) Jones of Las Vegas, NV, Kevin Jones of Murfreesboro, Josh (Jessica) Fuller of Gallatin, TN, and Victoria (Jason) Melhorn of Murfreesboro; 10 great grandchildren, Dalton, Hunter, Matthew, Sidney, Riley, Leah, Greysen, Averie, Jaxson, and Waylon; brothers, Thomas (Georgia) Cripps of Alexandria, Lloyd (Jessie) Cripps of Hendersonville; sisters, Corinne Clark of Hendersonville, and Doris Rowland of Lebanon.

    A Chapel service will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Jennings and Ayers with Ron Harper and Joshua Houston officiating. Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

    Visitation with the family will be 4:00-8:00 PM, Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home.

    The family would like to thank Caris Healthcare and her caregivers for their compassionate hospice care.

    Arrangements are under the direction of Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home, 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave online condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com.
     

  • Jesse Miller

    Tuesday, 6 September 2016

    Jesse James Miller, 71, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 following an extended illness.  He was a native of Cannon Co., Tn.    
    He is survived by his wife, Diane Todd Miller of Woodbury; Children, Jeremy Miller and Jessica Miller both of Woodbury; Granddaughters:  Alexis, Madison & Brooke Garza all of Woodbury; Siblings:  Fannie (Floyd) Gannon, Ruby Allred, Mary Stone and Dottie Ross all of Woodbury, Sarah (Carl Ray) Mathis of Centertown, Lorene Holland of Morrison, Raymond (Elizabeth) Miller of Bradyville; Sister-in-law:  Ida Miller of Manchester; Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles
    Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, George & Pauline Mathis Miller and 3 brothers, William, Edgar & Jerry Wayne Miller.
    He was a member of the Church of Christ and worked at Carrier for 12 ½ years.  Jesse did farm work and repaired lawnmowers in his spare time.  He also loved to put out a garden.
    Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Barker officiating.  Interment will follow in the Thyatira Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 11 am until 9 pm Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Leo Parker

    Saturday, 3 September 2016

    Mr. Leo Parker, 96, of Woodbury passed away at his home surrounded by his family on September 1, 2016.  He was born on July 18, 1920.  His parents were the late Fred Moore Parker and Laura Simmons Parker.  He was also preceded in death by his wife Juanita Burks Parker; siblings, Lydia Parker McCullough, Mamie Parker Owens, Algie Parker Bush, Garrett Parker, Leamon Parker, Beacher Parker, Lessie Parker, Leonard Parker and Clyde Parker and two son-in-laws, Dorris Davenport and Rexton Campbell.
     
    He is survived by his two daughters, Carole Parker (Eugene) Davenport and Kay Parker Campbell both of Woodbury; two grandchildren, Kim Davenport and Lee (Donna) Campbell; four great grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Bratcher, John (Sarah) Blair, Wesley Campbell, and Bradley Campbell; four great-great grandchildren, Ty Bratcher, Kylie Bratcher, Brent Lee Hobbs, and Gannon Wells; well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
     
    Mr. Leo was born and raised in the Parker Hill community. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during WWII on the USS Nassau aircraft carrier.  He received the WWII Victory Medal for his honorable service.  Following his military service, he came home and worked for Armour Creamory and Camp Forrest.  During his life he was a faithful and dedicated member of the Woodbury Church of Christ.  Mr. Leo was a well-known building contractor, developer, and realtor.  He began building homes in the late 1940’s.  Later he and his son-in-law, Dorris, formed a partnership.  Together they developed and built all the houses in Beaverdam Subdivision except, five.  They had a good reputation for well-built homes.  Over the years they built numerous other homes in Cannon County and the surrounding areas.  He and his wife, Juanita, also owned and operated Leo Parker Real Estate. 
     
    He and Juanita loved to travel in their RV.  They visited every state in the United States except for Alaska.  After she passed away he went to Alaska.  He enjoyed going deep sea fishing and fresh water fishing.  He always had a love and talent for music and after Juanita’s passing he picked his guitar back up.  He loved to get together with good friends and play.  The love for music gave him a reason to travel to different locations and listen to music.  Many people loved him for his good humor and friendly personality.  He was well thought of by people in the community.  He was much loved and will be missed terribly by his loving family.  “He has left a big hole in all our lives!”
     
    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 4-8 pm.  Funeral services will be Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Herb Alsup and Daniel Hayes will officiate.  Interment will be in Riverside Garden.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Woodbury Church of Christ for Mission Work.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home 615-563-5337

  • Ray Campbell

    Friday, 2 September 2016

    Ray Carthon Campbell, age 91, of Woodbury, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at TriStar Summit Medical Center.  He was a native of Davidson Co.
    Survivors include his daughter, Betty Campbell (Houston) Little of Brentwood; Grandson, Trey (Kathryn) Little of Brentwood; Granddaughters, Leigh Shelly (J.P.) of Dallas, TX & Samantha (Nick) Martin of Hermitage.He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Dutton Campbell; parents, Ray & Nettie Davenport Campbell; and sister, Leola Walkup.Mr. Campbell was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and a former member of Donelson Church of Christ.  He was a veteran of the Navy where he served in World War II. 
    Mr. Campbell was also a self-employed Certified Public AccountantFamily Graveside Services will be at 6 PM Friday, September 2, 2016 at Riverside Cemetery with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Melvin Green

    Thursday, 1 September 2016

    Mr. Melvin Green, 68, of Woodbury passed away on August 31, 2016.  He was born on September 12, 1947 in Woodbury, TN.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Cecil Green and Thelma Ruth Messick Green and by five brothers, Junior Green, Billy Green, Marvin Green, Don Green, and Jimmy Green.
     
    He is survived by his wife Phyllis Parker Green; son, Greg Green(Tammy) of Woodbury; sisters, Ruby Velasco of Murfreesboro, Betty (Tom) Grissom of Woodbury, Melba Emptage of California, Joyce (Jim) Burns of Murfreesboro and Peggy (Barry) Sain of Manchester; also by mother-in-law, Bea Parker and brother and sister-in-law, James and Barbara Perry; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
     
    He was a retired employee of International Paper.  He enjoyed gardening, working on cars, and helping family and friends.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 9-11 am.  A graveside service will follow at 11:30 at Cherry Cemetery.  Steven Smith will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  Contact Smith Funeral Home if you would like a donation card made for the family.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Ralph Davenport

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Ralph Shipp Davenport, 63, of Suffield, husband of the late Pamela Davenport, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016. Born on February 1, 1953 in Woodbury, Tennessee, to late Clarence and Georgia (Shipp) Davenport, one of nine children, moving to Suffield 20 years ago.

    Ralph was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He was employed at FexEx shipping & handling departments and also owned and operated The Claybrook Landscaping Company.

    Ralph was an avid golfer, and an active participant of the VFW Landry Sic post #9544.

    He was a loving father who is survived by three children, Taylor, Connor, and Olivia Davenport, all of Suffield; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Walz and her husband John of Long Island, NY, and Miriam Governale of Long Island, NY; brother-in-law, Charles Horn and his wife Cathy of Long Island, NY; five brothers, Melvin (Linda) Davenport, Thad Davenport, Lynn Davenport, Bobby (Kathleen) all of Woodbury, TN  and C.W.(Linda) Davenport of Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Judy (James) Norrell of Hill City, GA, and many nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by his wife, Pam, his parents and a sister, Mary Frances McFerrin, Freddie Davenport and Wayne Davenport.

    The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, August, 30 at 10:00AM at The Heritage Funeral Home 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield; burial will follow with military honors in West Suffield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, August 29 from 5:00-7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Davenport Children Fund, c/o First National Bank of Suffield, 30 Bridge Street, Suffield, CT 06078. For online condolences visit, www.suffieldfuneralhome.com

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