• Mary Jo Mostek Huneke

    Wednesday, 17 July 2013

    Mary Jo Mostek Huneke                                                     Age:    54
    Date Died: Thurs. July 11, 2013                      Where:   Stones River Hospital E/R
    Birthplace: East Tawas, MI.               Address:  Woodbury, Tn.  37190
    Survivors:  Husband: William Terry Huneke, Sr. of Woodbury
    Mother and Stepfather:  Alice Mostek Looper and Robert Looper of Warren, MI.
    4 Step Brothers:  Carl Looper of Winchester, Kenny Looper of Manchester, Danny Looper of Nashville and Bryon Looper of Woodbury
    She was a member of the Burt Baptist Church and was an Accounting Office Manager.
    Funeral Service:  Burt Baptist Church     When: 6:00 PM Sunday, 7/21/13
    Minister:  Bro. David Moody     
    In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to
    help the family with funeral expenses
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  • Peggy Prater Wilson

    Wednesday, 17 July 2013

    ame:  Peggy Prater Wilson                                                     Age:    57
    Date Died: Wed. 7/17/2013                      Where:   MTMC
    Birthplace: Cannon County  
    Survivors: Mother: Mazle Burger Prater of Cannon Co.
     Husband:  Jimmy Wilson of Cannon Co.
    Children: Brian Young and Chasity (Chad) Evans both of Cannon Co.
    Step-Children: Amy and Angela Wilson of Warren Co., and Adam Wilson of Murfreesboro
    Sisters: Carolyn (Jimmy) Blanton and Judy Blankenship (Bobby) all of Cannon Co.
    Brother: Myron Prater of Cannon Co.
    3 Grandchildren: Dillon Evans, Brianna Young, and Chloe Parker
    2 Step-Grandchildren: Lexie and Trey
    She was preceded in death by her father, Sammy Prater; brother and sister-in-law, James Gary Prater and Ida Mae Prater and sister Patsy Prater Owens.  
    She was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired factory worker. She enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 2:00 PM Friday, 7/19/13
    Minister:  Bro. Herb Alsup and Bro. Greg Mitchell
    Visitation:  4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday, 7/18/13
    Burial to follow in Center Hill Cemetery
    In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Woodbury Funeral Home
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  • Larry Woodrow Faulk

    Thursday, 11 July 2013

    Name:  Larry Woodrow Faulk                                                     Age:    67
    Date Died: Sun. July 2, 2013                      Where:   at his home
    Birthplace: Cherokee, N.C.    Address:   Wa Le La Dr. Cherokee, N.C.
    Survivors:  Children: Shane Faulk of Murfreesboro and Shannon (Jason) Kidd of Lewisburg
    Grandson: Alex Faulk of Lewisburg
    Siblings: Elaine (Frank) Burton of Mt. Juliet; Tracy (Johnnie) Faulk of Murfreesboro, Shelia (Jimmy) Neal of Murfreesboro, Roger Faulk of Murfreesboro, Ruth (Terry) Baudoin of Smyrna
    Several Nieces and Nephews also survive
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Faulk & Helen Irene Johnson Thomas and his brother, Richard Faulk.
    He was a retired Lumber Mill worker.
    Memorial  Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 4 pm Sat., July, 13, 2013
    Visitation:  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sat. 7/13/13

  • Agnes Ruth Woodward

    Tuesday, 9 July 2013

    Name:  Agnes Ruth Woodward                                                     Age:    87
    Date Died: Tues. July 9, 2013  Where:   at her home
    Birthplace: New York City, N.Y.    Address:  1827 Bush Rd. Bradyville, Tn.  37026
    Survivors:  Children: Sharon (Les) Bush of Bradyville, Arlene Bragg of Smyrna, Helen (Mike) Baldwin and Peter (Carolyn) Woodward all of Murfreesboro, Carol (Milton) Nunley of McMinnville and Janice (Alan) Goudie of Chapel Hill
    Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 35 Great Grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Yantz and Margaret Breen Yantz; her husband, Arnold “Woody” Woodward, and her brothers and sister.
    She was a member of the World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro and the Cannon and Murfreesboro Senior Citizens Centers.  Ms. Woodward was the former owner of Rainbow Laundry Mat and a nurse tech at Middle Tenn. Medical Center.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 11:00 AM Thursday, 7/11/13
    Minister:  Bro. Russell Richardson            Visitation:  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday, 7/10/13
    Pallbearers:  Ryan Bush, Jeremy Bush, Adam Long, Matthew Philips, Andrew Simmons, Alan Goudie
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  • Gladys Parker

    Tuesday, 9 July 2013

    Mrs. Gladys Parker, 83, of Woodbury died July 7, 2013. She was born on October 23, 1929 in Silver Point, Tennessee. Her parents were the late Sam Jones and Bonnie (Holland) Jones. She was preceded by her husband of nearly 50 years, Lonnie Parker, brothers, Ralph Jones, Kenneth Jones, James Arnold Jones, Ernest Jones and Sam Jones, Jr.; sisters, Irma Lee Maynard and Dimple Jones.
    She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Connie & Wayne Phillips of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Amber Clayborn (Phillip Lucas) of Murfreesboro, Parker Phillips, Paige Phillips and Heath Phillips all of Murfreesboro; great grandson, Sage Clayborn, sisters-in-law, Bertha Jones of Woodbury and Virginia Jones of Smithville ; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Carman & Jerry Smithson and Kevin & Trina McGregor.
    Mrs. Parker was a member of the Simmons Chapel Free Methodist Church. She was a retired employee of the Colonial Shirt Factory. She also drove a bus for the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency for several years. Mrs. Parker always planted a big, beautiful garden and enjoyed being outside. She loved to go to her grandchildrens basketball and baseball games. Helping people was something she always loved to do. She always had smile and loved to talk to people.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 4-9 PM. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Herb Alsup will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society by contacting Smith Funeral Home.

  • Charles Edwin Rigsby

    Tuesday, 2 July 2013

    Charles Edwin Rigsby                                                     Age:    82
    Date Died: Mon. July 1, 2013  Where:   At Alvin C. York Medical Center
    Birthplace Cannon Co., Tn.    Address:  5927 McMinnville Hwy. Woodbury, Tn.  37190
    Survivors:  Wife of 61 years: Jean Creson Rigsby of Woodbury
    Children: Randy (Violet) Rigsby and Kathy (Randy) George all of Woodbury
    4 Grandchildren:  Leigh Ann (Alan) Taylor, Matthew (Shellie) Rigsby, Natalie George and Alex George
    3 Great Grandchildren:  Hannah Grace Taylor, Race & Coy Rigsby
    Brother:  Jimmy (Virginia) Rigsby of Woodbury
    Sister:  Billie (Carmon) Gannon of Woodbury
    Several nieces and nephews also survive
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence & Geraldine Todd Rigsby and siblings, Jack, T.J., JR., and Georgie Rigsby and Jean Gannon.
    He was a member of the Elkins Church of Christ and a veteran of the Air Force.  He was retired from TDOT.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 10:00 AM Thursday, 7/4/13
    Minister:  Bro. Herb Alsup            Visitation:  4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday
    Pallbearers:  Bruce Daniel, Terry Holt, Mike Gannon, Terry Gannon, Mark Gannon, Matthew Rigsby
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  • Ricky Joe Alexander

    Tuesday, 2 July 2013

      Ricky Joe Alexander                                                     Age:    54
    Date Died: Mon. July 1, 2013  Where:   At his home in LaVergne
    Birthplace:  Rutherford Co., Tn.    Address:  Lavergne TN
    Survivors:  Father: Joe Alexander of LaVergne
    Wife: Patricia Woodruff Alexander of LaVergne
    Sister:  Jana Smith of Smyrna
    Niece:  Joanna Wilkes of Smyrna
    3 Step Sons:  Shannon Hipp & Joseph Hipp both of LaVergne & Scotty Hipp of Huntsville, AL
    2 Granddaughters:  Dominque & Crimson & 1 Grandson:  Louise
    1 Great Granddaughter:  Arabella
    Aunt & Uncle:  Faye & Willis Hall Knox of Readyville
    1st Cousins:  Joe & Norma Knox and Kim & Terry Gannon
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Alexander Jackson.  Ricky was retired from Pepsi Cola as a special events coordinator.  He was a member of the Baptist Church & a member of the Hardee’s Coffee Club.
     Graveside Service:  Riverside Gardens     When: 2:00 PM  Wednesday, 7/3/13
    Minister:  Bro. Charlie Wright            Visitation:  10:00 AM to 1:45 PM Wednesday
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  • Lawson D. Thomas

    Monday, 1 July 2013

    Mr. Lawson D. Thomas, 69, of Woodbury died June 30, 2013 at his home. He was born in Cannon County on March 16, 1944. His parents were the late Jesse Thomas and Lissie (Mears) Thomas. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Doran "Bud" Thomas, Woodrow Thomas, Cecil Thomas, Jack Thomas and a sister Shelby Jean Walls.

    He is survived by his son, Lawson Anthony "Andy" & Wendy Thomas of Smyrna; daughters, Alta Renee & Michael Warrick of Murfreesboro and Betty Carol Francis of Murfreesboro; sisters, Mary & Jerry Elkins of Woodbury and Sally Brown of Woodbury; grandchildren, Lawson Roy Anthony Thomas, Nichole Elaine Thomas and Tasha Skylar Warrick and a special friend, Terri Ortkiese.

    Mr. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. Mr. Thomas was a retired truck driver. He was known to love cars. He liked to buy, sell and trade them. Working on rebuilding the engines to make them go fast, restoring them and even building some from scratch.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 4-9 PM. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Dennis Clark will officiate and interment will be in Blue Wing Cemetery. The U.S. Army Honor Guard will be conducting funeral honors.  Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Velma Early Thomas

    Saturday, 29 June 2013

      Velma Early Thomas                                                     Age:    88
    Date Died: Fri. June 28, 2013 @ 12:30 pm Where:   Northside Health Care Center
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co., Tn.    Address:  Milton, TN  37118
    Survivors:  Son & Daughter-in-law: Gary & Judy Thomas of Milton
    Grandson: Eric Thomas of Jackson
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Will & Lavina Youree Early; husband, Albert Guy Thomas.
    She was retired from Veterans Administration in Nashville after 30 years service and was a member of the Smyrna Church of Christ.
    Graveside Service:  Thyatira Cemetery in Bradyville      When: 10:30 am Monday, 7/1/13
    Minister:  Bro. Herb Alsup                                    Interment: Thyatira Cemetery 
    Visitation: 4 pm until 8 pm Sunday, June 30, 2013
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., the Stones River Manor Assisted Living or the American Cancer Society.  Donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home  (615) 563-2311 .
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  • Ruth Marie Goin Baines

    Thursday, 27 June 2013

    Ruth Marie Goin Baines                                                     Age:    85
    Date Died: Wed. June 26, 2013 Where:   at her home
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co., Tn.    Address:  3074 Cooper Hollow Rd., Auburntown, TN. 37016       
    Survivors:  Daughter: Tena (Ray) Cooper of Auburntown
    Granddaughter: Teresa Prater
    Great Grandchildren:  Holly & Cody Prater
    Brother:  Whyte Goin of Woodbury
    Sister:  Tina Nicholsof Woodbury
    2 Sisters-in-law:  Alma Stoner & Layuna Goin both of Woodbury
    Also surviving are several nieces and nephews
    She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray & Nell Hayes Goin; husband, Ernest Ray “Kak” Baines; and brother, James Ray Goin.
    She was retired from Samsonite and was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home       When: 2:00 pm Fri, 6/28/13
    Minister:  Bro. David Dunn                                   Interment: Odom Cemetery 
    Visitation: 3 pm until 8 pm Thursday, June 27, 2013
    Pallbearers:  Bobby Graham, Bobby Bobo, B.J. Bobo, David Goin, Jeremy & Derick Simmons, Arlis Stoner, Bill Arnold and Jack Gannon
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