• James Smithson

    Thursday, 27 March 2014

    Name:   James Wilburn Smithson                                                                     Age:  81
    Date Died: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Stones River Hospital E/R
    Birthplace:  Cannon County
    Survivors:  1 Daughter:  Conchita (David) Watts of Readyville
    1 Son:  Mark (Katy) Smithson of Milton 
    2 Brothers:  Hobert (Betty) Smithson of Paris IL & Clyde Smithson of Woodbury
    1 Sister:  Meriam (Wiley) Smithson of Woodbury
    4 Grandchildren:  Jason (Candi) Watts, Amanda Smithson, Erica (Russell) Loftis & Bradley Smithson
    6 Great Grandchildren:  Marshall Smithson, Stratton & Rylan Watts, Branson & Braden Smithson & Alyssa Loftis
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton B. & Irene Williams Smithson & his sister, Vivian Patterson.   
    A member of the Iconium Church of Christ, he was retired from Community Care in Murfreesboro as an Assistant Administrator & Head of Maintenance.   
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When:  2:00 pm Saturday 3/29/14
    Minister:  Bro. Steve Watts               Interment:  Hopewell Cemetery in Coffee County
    Visitation:  4 to 8 pm Fri. and Sat. from 10:00 am until the time of service
    Active Pallbearers:  Jason Watts, Bradley Smithson, Russell Loftis, Ken Smithson, Monty Patterson, & Jonathan Glaviano
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  • Terry Elrod

    Thursday, 27 March 2014

    Mr. Terry B. Elrod, 54, of Woodbury died March 26, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born on July 2, 1959 in Woodbury , TN. His parents were the late Woodrow Elrod and Elavlette Dinwiddie. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Roger Elrod.

    Survivors include his daughter, Jessica Marie Elavlette Elrod and her fiance` Shawn Webster of Dowelltown, TN ; a sister and brother-in-law, Joye and David Hatfield of Woodbury; a granddaughter, Zoe Webster; also a niece, a nephew, and two great nieces and a great nephew.

    Mr. Elrod gew up the youngest of three children. He was raised in the Church of Christ and was very close with his sister. Terry graduated from Central High School in the Class of 1977. He worked at Jennings Motors for many years. After he left there he opened his own shop. Terry worked as a mechanic, restoring and detailing cars. He also bought, sold and traded cars. He liked to stay busy and wanted to make an honest dollar. He enjoyed being outdoors, going to the lake and fishing too. Terry was an easy going person and his little dog was his constant companion.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 3-8 PM. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Herb Alsup will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the Bible Camp Scholarship. Memories and condolences may be shared at

  • Nelma Smith

    Tuesday, 25 March 2014

    Nelma Jean Smith,  77 of Franklin died: Sat, March 22, 2014 at Williamson Medical Center


    She is survived by her 3 Siblings: Alvin Carl (Betty C.) Smith of Woodbury, Charlotte (Tommy) Boales of Smyrna and Martha S. Johnson of Franklin

    Several Nephews and Nieces also survive


    She was preceded in death by her parents, David Samuel Smith & Emma C. Young Smith and her Husband, Burgess H. Smith.


    A member of the McMahan Church of Christ, she was a homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband at Mechanical Contractors.  She loved to visit the nursing home and visit friends.


    Graveside Service:  McMahan Cemetery         When:  11:00 am Tues. 03/25/14

    Minister:  Bro. Jeff McMahan


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


  • James Harrison

    Tuesday, 25 March 2014

    James R. Harrison, 82, passed away Tues., March 25, 2014. 


    He is survived by his wife, Ruby Harrison of Readyville; children, Marilyn Bennett Richard and Jay Harrison all of LaVergne; Stepchildren, Randy Davis of Murfreesboro and Wanda (Gary) Reed of Readyville; Siblings, David Harrison of Lavergne and Emma Murphy of Nashville.  Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, Buford Harrison & Myrtle Poteete Harrison; step-daughter, Betty Cox and his brothers, Charles & Lloyd Harrison.


    A member of the Baptist church, he was a veteran of the Korean War where he served in the Navy.  James was a mechanic, car salesman and owned and operated Smitty Auto Salvage in LaVergne. 


    Graveside services will be 10 am Thurs. at Roselawn Cemetery with Bro. Richard Radclift officiating.  Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 4 - 8 pm at Woodbury Funeral Home. 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences please visit


  • Michael Pemberton

    Tuesday, 25 March 2014

    Name    Michael Jerry Pemberton                                                       Age: 56
    Date Died: Mon., March 24, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford
    Wife: Danna Pemberton of Woodbury
    2 Children:  Emily & Matthew Pemberton of Woodbury
    Mom:  Eva L. Pemberton of Woodbury
    Siblings:  Jack Pemberton of Murfreesboro and Karen (Randy) Melton of Bradyville
    Father-in-law and Mother-in-law:  Wayne & Katie Prater of Woodbury
    Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law:  Todd & Vickie Prater, Tracy & Clay Bell all of Woodbury
    Several Nephews and Nieces also survive
    He was preceded in death by his son, Justin Pemberton and his mother-in-law, Janet Prater.
    A member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, he was a truck driver, a farmer and a horse trainer.  He was also a member of the Tn Muleskinners Assoc. and the JP Arena Memorial Assoc. 
    Mike was a loving husband, wonderful father, cowboy and had many friends.  If you needed something, Mike wouldn’t just give it to you he would give you a way to earn it.  No matter the task, big or small he would always get it done.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  1:00 pm Thurs. 03/27/14
    Minister:  Bro. Herb Alsup                Interment:  McMahan Cemetery
    Visitation:  2 pm – 8 pm Wed., 3/26/14 and Thursday from 10 am until time of service
    Pallbearers:  David, Donald, Terry & Charles Preston, Dwayne Cawthon and Paul Parker
    Honorary Pallbearers:  Kenny Gilley & Andy Parker
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
    Justin Pemberton Memorial Scholarship Fund % Woodbury Funeral Home
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  • Jack Pugh

    Monday, 24 March 2014

    85 year old Jack Pugh of Liberty died Sunday morning at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. He was born October 7, 1928 to his parents the late Roy and Bessie Lee Parker Pugh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Pugh and a brother, Harold Pugh. Jack was a farmer and a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church. He is survived by his Wife of 62 years, Ruth Pugh of Liberty; 2 Daughters, Jackie (Tim) Cantrell of Smithville and Lori (Chris) Hall of Rutherfordton, NC; 8 Grandchildren, Stephanie Kirby, Hunter Pugh, Ben Pugh, Abby Cantrell, Caleb Halle, Wesley Hall, Alayna Hall and Lydia Hall. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Richard Williams and Chris Hall officiating and burial to follow in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 12:Noon until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Lettie Smith

    Saturday, 22 March 2014

    Name:   Lettie Olivene Murphy Smith                                                    Age:  80

    Date Died: Friday, March 21, 2014 at her home

    Birthplace:  Cannon County

    Survivors:  Husband:  James Y. Smith of Woodbury

    4 Daughters:  Debbie (David) Kelley and Darlene Smith both of Woodbury, Diane (Danny) Smith of Centertown and Alice (Robert) Menendez of Soddy Daisy

    Siblings:  Joyce Malott of Niles, MI., Carolyn Amonett and Phillip Murphy both of McMinnville

    Grandchildren:  Michael Gann, Joshua Self, Wendy Rogers, Adam Smith and Matt Smith

    9 Great Grandchildren

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd & Noma Powell Murphy; grandson, Brad Gann and siblings, John Murphy and Linda Brewer.  

    A member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church, she was retired from Eastside School where she was a cook for 22 years.  

    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home  When:  2:00 pm Sunday 3/23/14

    Minister:  Bro. Jeff Crips & Adam Smith    

    Interment:  Pleasant View Cemetery

    Visitation:  4 to 8 pm Sat. and Sun. from 12 noon until the time of service

    Active Pallbearers:  Michael Gann, Joshua Self, Adam & Matt Smith, Sean Rogers and Corey Goodwin,

    Honorary Pallbearers:  Harold Porter, Randy & Chris Murphy

    For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to the Pleasant View Building Fund

  • Jewel George

    Monday, 17 March 2014

    Mr. Jewel Brown "J. B." George, 70, died on March 12, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born on December 5, 1943 in Murfreesboro, TN. His parents were the late Henry George and Lola Johnson George. Also preceding him in death are a daughter, Ella George; a grandson, Joshua Maynard; seven brothers, Henry George, Jr., Thomas Edward George, William George, Clifton Ray George, Marvin George, Tony Leon George and Jerry Nelson George; six sisters, Vivian Thomason, Estelle Brown, Margaret George, Rita Irene Jackson, Marjorie Fisher and Vennie Luke.
    He is survived by three daughters, Lola (Gary) Utt of Mansfield, OH, Barbara (Rainer) Schaefer of Germany and April (Reese) Remy of Brunswick, GA; one brother, Tommy (Dorothy) George of Smithville, TN; ten grandchildren, Laura Symsick, Gary Utt, Molly Utt, Felix Schaefer, Bastian Schaefer, Paula Schaefer, Jennifer (Nadine) Schaefer, Jessica (Peter) Schaefer, Julia (Chris) Kennedy and Kasey George; two great grandchildren, Lewis Schaefer and Megan Kennedy and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Mr. George grew up in the Mt. Pisgah community in Dekalb County, TN. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving as a mess sargent. The majority of his time in the Army was spent stationed in Germany. He enjoyed his time in the military and was proud of his service. Mr. George was a member of the Church of Christ.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 12-2 PM. Memorial services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Wayne George will officiate. Interment will follow in the Banks Cemetery, Dekalb County. Memories and condolences may be shared at

  • Mary Hillis

    Sunday, 16 March 2014

    Name    Mary Nelle Elkins Hillis                                                       Age: 84
    Date Died: Sat, March 15, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford
    Husband: Louie Hillis of Woodbury
    Nephews and Nieces:  Kimber Lewis Barton, V. of Nashville, David Wilder Barton of Alexandria, Va., Mary Elizabeth Parsons of Clarksville and Amy Lynn Hiley of Mt. Juliet
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilder Carlos Burt & Viva Olive Jones Burt, Her husbands, Paul Elkins and Max Ruhl and her sister, Rose Annette Burt Barton.
    A member of the Elkins Church of Christ, Ms. Mary Nelle was ret. From Red Stone Arsenal where she worked for over 30 years.   
    Graveside Service:  Elkins Cemetery         When:  3:00 pm Mon. 03/17/14

  • Lori Lewis

    Friday, 7 March 2014

    Lori Jean Lewis , 50, native of Wayne County, MI, resident of McMinnville, TN, passed of eternal life Tues, March 4, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, TN. 


    Relatives and friends are welcome to join services at Cornerstone Foursquare Church (8337 Park Ave, Houma, LA 70363) on 3/15/2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. With a memorial service beginning at 6:00 p.m.


    She is survived by one son Paul William Daugherty and wife, Cassie of Houma, Grandson Ty Daugherty of Houma, her father Ralph Lewis and wife Carol of Taylor, MI, one brother Ralph Lewis and wife Kim, one niece Nicole Lewis and companion Shelby Williams, one nephew Andre Lewis, and one great niece and nephew Adelyn & Carter Williams of Erie, MI, one sister Jo Ann Davis and husband Mark of Auburn Hills, MI.


    She was preceded in death by her mother, Christina Joyce Celske Lewis and her loving son, Tony  William Benitez.


    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for her family.