• Eva Clarke

    Monday, 29 September 2014

    Name      Eva Louise Hollis Pemberton Clarke                                 Age: 79
    Date Died: Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 @ 23:50         Where:  St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., TN.
    Survivors:  Son: Jackie C. Pemberton of Murfreesboro
    Daughter:  Karen (Randy) Melton of Woodbury
    Daughter-in-law:  Danna Pemberton of Woodbury
    5 Grandchildren:  Deana Pemberton, Crystal (Chris) Mason, Britanny Maddox, Emily and Matthew Pemberton
    Also surviving are 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur S. and Nona Aldena Lance Hollis; her husband, Major James E. Clarke; son, Mike Pemberton; grandson, Justin Pemberton.  Eva was also preceded in death by her brothers:  Frank, Mack, Bill, & A. J. Hollis.
     Eva was a native of Cannon County and a retired inspector with G E, and a member of the JMP Memorial Arena.  She was a loving and supportive mother and grandmother.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home       When:  10:00 am, Wed., 10/1/14
    Minister: Bro. Herb Alsup   Visitation:  4:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday 9/30/2014      
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to JMP Memorial Fund or St. Jude’s Hospital
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  • Loretta Knox

    Saturday, 27 September 2014

    Mrs. Loretta Knox, 74, of Readyville passed away on September 26, 2014.  She was born on April 21, 1940 in Woodbury, TN.  Her parents were the late Charlie Mack Graham and Jennie (Barrett) Graham.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, Lawrence Knox and by three brothers, Charlie Graham, Jackson Graham and Doris Graham.

    Survivors include her son, Larry Knox of Readyville; a brother, Donald “Duck” Graham of Woodbury; two sisters, Ann & C. B. Hollandsworth of Woodbury and Teresa Toy of Readyville; also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many cousins.

    Mrs. Knox graduated from Woodbury Central High School in the Class of 1958.  She married Lawrence the following year and they spent 49 years together.  Their only son, Larry, was born a couple years later.  She was a loving mother and wife.  She enjoyed cooking for her family.  Mrs. Knox was a hard worker.  Working at several different places over the years such as, Colonial Shirt Factory, Val Dor, White Stag, Alcan, Hardee’s and Parsley’s Market.  She also helped people needing someone to sit with them and kept children.  Many of the children she kept affectionately called her Retta.  She loved watching tv shows of all types and kept the remote handy to flip back and forth.  Her dogs Brownie, Willie J. and Wolfie D. were her babies and protectors.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 1-8 PM and Monday, September 29, 2014 from 10-11 AM.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Ralph Richardson officiating.  Interment will be in Thyatira Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the church or charity of your choice.  Memories and condolences may be shared at  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Ann Mulloy

    Thursday, 25 September 2014

    Ann Marie Mulloy, 81, of Gassaway passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at St. Thomas Hospital.
    She is survived by her Son, Randy (Nancy) Mulloy of Liberty; Daughter:  Beth Powers of Gassaway; Grandchildren:  Courtney Powers, Shelby and Callie Mulloy; Step Grandson:  Nick (Crystal) Gristy; Step Great Grandchildren:  Alyssa, Kaylee & Zachary Gristy.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard J. & Ethel Pugh Kidwell.
    A member of the Gassaway Church of Christ, she was a retired School Teacher for 32 years with Cannon Co. Schools.  She loved to cook and read.  She collected glassware and antiques.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sat., September 27, 2014 at Gassaway Church of Christ with Bro. Thurman Seiber officiating.   Interment will follow in the Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until 9 pm Friday, September 26, 2014 and 8 am until 1:15 pm Sat.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit


  • Frances Kittrell

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014

    Frances Gail “Sootsy” Kittrell, 76,  who passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford. She was a native of Ponchatoula, TN.
    She is survived by her husband, Freddie Lee Kittrell of Woodbury; Children, Shelly Hicks of Woodbury, Deidrie Cashman of Navarre, FL., Mark Hicks of Auburntown, Tommy Hicks of Ft. Walton, FL., Derek Hicks of Orlando, Fl., Amber Hicks of Navarre, Fl.; Grandchildren:  Michelle Cannon, Michael Jamison, Malachi Hernandez, Chad Hicks, Jessica Henderson, Zachary Rowe, Virginia Cochran, Jeff Hicks, Charlie & Issac Riley; Great Grandchildren:  Jacob, Caleb, Ethan, Olivia, Maverick, Allen and Verity.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Schale Yochim & Mae Culvertson Yochim.
    A member of the Catholic Church, she was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.  She loved nature, her pets and being outside.
    A celebration of life for Sootsy will be Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 4 pm – 8 pm at Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit

  • Rolland Collins

    Monday, 22 September 2014

    Rolland Collins, 69, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014 at his home in Woodbury.  He was a native of Rockwood, TN.

    He is survived by his wife,   Patricia (Patty) Nisbet Collins of Woodbury; Children:  Bryan Collins of Woodbury & Karen Collins Wright of King & Queen, VA; Grandson:  Cody Lane Wright; Brothers:  Benny (Gayle) Collins of Crossville & Ed (Carol) Collins of Wartburg; Brother-in-law:   Ron (Becky) Nisbet of Huntington, VA; Sisters-in-law:   June Nisbet Rucker of Richmond, VA & Kimberly Crone of Ohio.  He was preceded in death by his parents Lee Henderson Collins and Lilly Belle Potter Collins, and is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and close friends.

    He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was retired from maintenance at Brushy Mountain State Prison and a railroad engineer in Virginia; and a member of Burt Baptist Church.

    Funeral Services will be 7 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. David Moody and Bro. Ronnie Powell officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 5:30 to 7:00 PM Tuesday, 9/23/2014.    Burial will be 11 am Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in the  Riverside Gardens.

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences, please visit

  • John Robinson

    Monday, 22 September 2014

    Mr. John David Robinson, 48, of Woodbury passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014.  He was born on May 6, 1966 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Bosarge.
    He is survived by his parents, John Albert Robinson and Alice Robinson of Woodbury; a daughter, Shelby Robinson of Murfreesboro; a sister, Linda Dewrell of Woodbury; nieces and nephews, Amanda Fredricks and Adam Bosage both of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Dusty Dewrell of Woodbury; great nieces, Ashton Skelton and Michelle Bosarge; also survived by many aunts and uncles from Woodbury, Toledo, Ohio and East Tennessee and many cousins.
    Mr. Robinson grew up in Woodbury. He was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School in the Class of 1984.  Growing up he enjoyed music, riding and raising horses, four wheeling and being outdoors.  John David was the type of person that wanted to help people.  He always helped his father at the Woodland Baptist Church where they were members and where his father preached.  He enjoyed collecting lots of different things and would take time to study them as his collection grew.  John David worked at Avco as a machinist for a number of years before being laid off.  After leaving Avco he came back to work with his father in the family business, Robinson's Lumber and Pallet.  He learned about sawmills and the lumber business as a young man while helping his uncle Dewey Robinson.  You could say that the Robinson family always had saw dust in their blood.  He helped with every aspect of the business.  He could operate the equipment, build the pallets and worked on the management side of the business also.
    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 3-4 PM.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 4 PM.  Bro. Donald Ricks and Bro. Tim Gentry will officiate.  Interment will be in the Robinson Ridge Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Woodland Baptist Church, American Heart Association or a church or charity of your choice.  Memories and condolences may be shared at  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Nora VanWinkle

    Friday, 19 September 2014

    Nora Ann Brawner VanWinkle, age 71, passed away at her residence on September 18, 2014. She was a native and lifelong resident of Wilson County and of the Baptist faith. Nora was an artist and enjoyed gardening.

    Nora was preceded in death by her parents, James Alexander and Mae Frances Brawner, brothers, Jesse James Brawner and Kenneth Ray Brawner. She is survived by her husband, William Arland VanWinkle, son, Troy VanWinkle of Lascassas; daughter, Tammy Hughes of Woodbury; brother, Benny Carl Brawner of Dallas, GA and grandchildren, Jeb Hughes and Caleb Hughes.

    Visitation with the family will be Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:00-3:00 PM at Shiloh Baptist Church, Auburntown, TN. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 PM.

    Jennings & Ayers, 820 South Church St. Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave online condolences at

  • Kenneth Kirkham

    Friday, 19 September 2014

    Kenneth Ray Kirkham, 62, who passed away suddenly, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Stones River Hospital E/R.  He was a native of Gallatin, TN.  He was preceded in death by his Father, Leonard Kirkham and his daughter, Christiana Patrick.
    Mr. Kirkham is survived by his wife, Deborah Hurt Kirkham of Auburntown; Mother:  Helen Kirkham Gomez of Gallatin, TN.; Daughter:  Joan (Ricky) Bryson of Auburntown; Grandchildren:  Travis & Ryan Baines; Jake (Melissa) Bryson and Josh (Lekeisha) Bryson; Sister:  Deborah Lynn (Jim) Stephenson of Bethpage, TN.; Nephews & Niece:  Sam (Dana), Amanda and Eli Stephenson.
    A member of the Union Hill Church of Christ, he was Ret. From Greer in LaVergne and worked with his son-in-law, at Bryson Cell Tower Ground Maintenance.  He was a wonderful man who loved his family more than anything.  He also loved his fur children, his Jack Russells, Taz and Tessa.  Kenneth enjoyed music and played guitar, mandolin and drums. 
    Graveside Services will be 2 pm Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at Odom Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Osborne officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 8 pm Saturday, September 20, 2014 and Sunday until 1:30 pm.
    Pallbearers include  Ricky Bryson, Travis & Ryan Baines, Jake & Josh Bryson and Sam & Eli Stephenson

  • Cora Parker

    Thursday, 18 September 2014

    Mrs. Cora Lucille Parker, age 86 of Bradyville, Tennessee, passed from this life on September 16, 2014 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  Cora was preceded in death by her first husband, Alden Spry, second husband, Lee Parker, her parents, Ernest and Ethel Taylor Byford, one daughter, Wanda Abbott, two sons, Alfred Spry, Michael Spry, one sister, four brothers and one grandson, Ricky Lewis.
    She is survived by special niece, Barbara L. Davis of Bradyville, Tennessee, great granddaughter, Ashley Renee Duke and fiancé Rickey Brandon of Manchester, Tennessee, special nephew, David Byford and wife Debbie of Manchester, Tennessee, great grandson, Jeredan Warren, great great niece, Emma Gaither, great great nephew, Hunter Rigsby, four grandchildren, Thonya Warren and husband Joey of Summitville, Tennessee, Michael Spry of Tullahoma, Tennessee, Scotty Spry of Manchester, Tennessee, Liza Spry of Livingston, Tennessee, one sister, Connie Opal Limbaugh of Bradyville, Tennessee, ten great grandchildren, and several sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews also survive.
    Mrs. Cora was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, and working in her flower and vegetable gardens.  Her worship, church activities, and family were her life.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
    Funeral Services for Mrs. Cora Parker will be conducted on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Leon Williams officiating.  Burial will follow at the Gilley Hill Cemetery, Cannon County, Tennessee.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel. 
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-1942.
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  • Keith Thomas

    Friday, 12 September 2014

    Keith Alan Thomas, 53, who passed Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at his home.  He was a native Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his brother and sisters, Louise & Leo Haley of Woodbury, Lucille & Don Markum of Bradyville and James Albert Thomas of Woodbury.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Janie Mooneyham Thomas and his grandparents, J.B & Bertha Wallace Thomas and Jess & Maude Moody Mooneyham.
    He was a member of the Dillon St. Baptist Church and worked for the Rutherford Co. Board of Education.
    Graveside Services will be 2 pm Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Blue Wing Cemetery with Bro. Richard Haley officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM Saturday, September 13, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit