• Larry Lancin

    Tuesday, 27 December 2016

    Larry Lee Lancin passed peacefully on December 24, 2016 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital from a prolonged illness at the age of 68 with both daughters by his side.
    He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and grew up in Woodbury, TN. He is a graduate of Cannon County High School Class of 1966.

    Larry was a veteran of The United States Navy and completed two tours of duty in Viet Nam.  He also later worked at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN. In his career he was best known as a seasoned salesman and entrepreneur. He and his wife, Sandra, owned various businesses in both McMinnville and Woodbury, TN; including Magic Video & Guns, Pioneer Audio and Video, McMinnville Bowling Alley. He also previously worked at Calsonic Yurozo in McMinnville, TN; and retired this past May from over ten years of service to Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores both in McMinnville, Murfreesboro and Jackson, TN. Anyone who knew Larry, knew of his passion for boating, fishing, deer hunting and gunsmithing. 

    Larry is survived by his father, Stephen Lancin, Jr. of Henderson, TN; his daughter Melissa Bolton, her husband Patrick and children Alex and Anna of Henderson, TN; his daughter Heather Studenberg, her husband Daus and daughter Audrey of Smyrna, TN and many close family members and friends.

    Larry is preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Burger Lancin. They were married December 28, 1968 in Woodbury, TN. He is also preceded in death by
    his mother Alma White Simmons Lancin.
    Funeral arrangements are being handled by Woodbury Funeral Home in Woodbury, TN. Visitation will be held Wednesday December 28, 2016 from 4-8 pm.  The funeral service will be held December 29, 2016 at 11 am. Joey Ferrell and Dr. Billy Smith will be officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury, TN.
    If you knew Larry and his personality, you would know that he would have preferred everyone dress casually and not wear dress suits.
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  • Roy Murphy

    Tuesday, 27 December 2016

    Roy Lee Murphy, age 74, of Readyville and a native of Woodbury, TN. passed away Saturday morning, December 24, 2016.  Roy loved building and spent his adult life in construction.  He was born November 9, 1942 to his late parents, Ed & Liz Murphy and Martha Mai Murphy.  He is preceded in death by his sisters, Lela Finley, Ines Davenport, Allie Allan and Ruth Fletcher; brothers, Joe Murphy, Clifton Murphy, Howard Murphy, and Ray Murphy.

    Survivors include his children Ronnie Murphy of Tennessee, Donna (Kenny) McNeal of Louisiana, and Sabrina (Ellis) Rucker of Georgia.  He is the proud grandfather of Kenneth Dobson, Christopher Dobson, Whitney Dobson, Joshua Rucker, and Jacob Rucker.  He has 8 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sisters: Magaline Davenport, Betty (Dooluy) Green and Arlene (Larry) Sanders and many nieces and nephews.
    Memorial Services will be at 2PM on December 31, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Pastor Ellis Rucker will officiate the service. 
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  • Thomas Grissom

    Tuesday, 27 December 2016

    Mr. Thomas H. “Tom” Grissom, 85, of Woodbury passed away at his home on December 26, 2016.  He was born in Van Buren County, TN on August 21, 1931.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Opal Grissom Turner.
    He is survived by his wife, Betty A. Green Moore Grissom of Woodbury; son, Joseph Matlock of Lakeland, FL; step-son, Tony Barrett of California; step-daughter, Holly Stone of Woodbury; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Scott, Zachary, and Sierra; great grandchildren, Jace and Releigh and by several brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews; and close friend and fellow musician, Eldon Darrah. 
    Mr. Grissom was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Korean War.  While in the service he was injured in combat when the communications center he worked in was attacked.  He later began working for Quality Tool and Engineering as a tool and die maker, retiring from there.  He was a former member of the VFW Post 5064 in McMinnville. Mr. Grissom had an easy-going attitude and loved to joke and smile. He was a talented musician who could play the saxophone and keyboard.  He also attended the Church of Christ. 
    The family will hold a service to be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to Hospice Compassus or The Dusty Elam Foundation.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.  Share condolences and memories with the family at  Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Pansy Summers

    Tuesday, 27 December 2016

    Pansy Polan Summers, age 76, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Woodbury Health Care Center.  She was a native of Gorman, Texas.
    Survivors include her children, Clayton (Kimberly) Neal of Woodbury and Redena (Keith) Murdock of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Nathaniel (Courtney) Wheeler, Rainy (David) Almond, Tabitha (Doug) Brown, Dakota (Jared) Hollandsworth, Victoria Neal, Brittany Gleaves, Joseph Gleaves, and Dalton Neal.  7 Great Grandchildren also survive.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, LaFayette Polan & Nina Sides Polan; and siblings, Bertha Williams and Ray Polan.
    Ms. Summers was a member of The Pentecostals of Woodbury Church. She was a homemaker, mother, and a church member.
    Funeral services will be 2 PM Thursday, December 29, 2016 at The Pentecostals of Woodbury Church with Bro. Clayton Neal officiating.  Interment will follow at Prater Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 9 PM Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Woodbury Funeral Home and will lie in state at the church from 11 AM until time of funeral service.
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  • Russell Dray

    Monday, 26 December 2016

    Russell C. Dray, 66, died at 11:30 pm December 23, 2016 from a massive heart attack at his home in Woodbury, Tn.  Russell was born January 04, 1950 in Cleveland, OH.  He graduated from Le Tourneau College in Longview, TX as an airplane mechanic.  Later he changed direction slightly repairing heavy equipment until he retired February 1, 2016.  Russell was known as a man who could fix anything that was broken.  Friends called him MacGyver.  Russell was married 38 years to his beloved wife, Cheryl, who survives him.  He is also survived by his daughter Jennifer (Shannon) McKnight of Murfreesboro, son Nathan Dray of Readyville, sister, Patty (Jim) Schuler of Norcross, GA. and five grandchildren.  Also surviving are 16 nieces and nephews.  
    A memorial to celebrate and remember his life will be Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 2 pm at Experience Community Church, Murfreesboro, TN.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Experience Community Church at
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  • Sara Moore

    Monday, 26 December 2016

    Sara Ford Moore, age 89, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at North Side Health Care in Murfreesboro.  She was a native of Cannon Co.
    Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Paul & Jean Parker of Readyville; 2 Grandchildren, Leandra & John Habel of Unionville and Kevin & Michelle Parker of LaVergne; and Great Grandchildren, Emma Habel & Micah Parker.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan Ford & Laura Blair Ford; Husband, Jim Moore, Jr.; Daughter, Starreta Moore Fries; and Siblings, Henry Ford, Sally Melton, Louise Smithson, Mary Warren, & Hershel Ford.
    Ms. Moore loved reading her Bible and listening to Elvis and the Gaithers.  She was also an accomplished seamstress who made the drapes for a movie that was filmed at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bros. Jim Paschal and Milton Stanley officiating.  Interment will follow at Dekalb County Memorial Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
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  • Glenn Hollandsworth

    Sunday, 18 December 2016

    Glenn Hollandsworth, age 75, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 15, 2016 at his home in Murfreesboro. A native of the Kittrell community, he was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Thelma Todd Hollandsworth; son, Christopher Dallas Hollandsworth, daughter, Kelli Jo Hollandsworth ; granddaughter, Margaret “Maggie” Jones; and sister, Gayle Mingle. He was a member of Woodbury Road Baptist Church.
    He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Peggy Scott Hollandsworth; 2 grandchildren, Glenn Hollandsworth (Andrea) and Kayla Dayton (Dusty); brothers, Larry (Rita) Hollandsworth, Gary (Carol) Hollandsworth; sisters, Shirley (Gary) Thomas, Brenda (Ronald) Armstrong, and Claudia (Randy) Johnson; brother-in-law, Larry (Peggy) Mingle; sister-in-law, Debbie (Randy Gann) Patterson; mother-in-law Polly Scott; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends
    Mr. Hollandsworth was a 1959 graduate of Kittrell High School.  He served in the United States Air Force. He was a lifelong member of the banking community serving in a variety of roles at Commerce Union Bank, Murfreesboro Bank and Trust, Mid South Bank and later retired from SunTrust Bank in 1995. He was a member of the Golden Gloves, Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge #18, and the Shriners. Mr. Hollandsworth was also an avid golfer throughout his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
    Visitation with the family will be Sunday from 4:00PM-8:00PM at the chapel. Funeral services will be Monday at 2:00 PM at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Coleman Cemetery. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
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  • Ernestine Tate

    Sunday, 18 December 2016

    Ernestine George Tate, age 97, of Woodbury passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at Woodbury Health & Rehabilitation.  She was a native of Cannon Co.
    Survivors include her children, Gerald (Peggy) Tate of Woodbury, Ann Bryson of Auburntown, Rita (Ernest) Davis of Auburntown, & Jeff (Jan) Tate of Murfreesboro; Brothers, Grady George, Sr. of Woodbury & Frelan George of Manchester; and 12 Great Grandchildren, Bob Bryson, Ricky (Joan) Bryson, Sherry (Tony) Young, Russell (Robin) Tate, Mark (Shela) Tate, Kim (John) Francis, Angie (John) Whited, Megan Davis, Chris Tate, Jessica Tate, Brian Manning, & Kimberly Thomas. 19 Great Grandchildren & 13 Great Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Sammie George & Jennie P. Tate George; Husband, Palmer E. Tate; Granddaughter, Barbara Ann Bryson; Son-in-law, Jackie Bryson; Siblings, Howard George, Sarrah Elizabeth "Betty" Ledna, Inez Watling, Nina Dodds, & Medford George.
    Ms. Tate was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church and was a housewife.
    Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Sunday, December 18, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Earl Dukes officiating.  Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 8 PM Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the funeral home.
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  • David Dooley

    Friday, 16 December 2016

    David Brooks Dooley, 38, passed away suddenly Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at St. Thomas West in Nashville.  He lived in Woodbury and was a native of Georgetown, TX.

    He is survived by his Stepdad, Doug King of Woodbury; Siblings,  Rachel (Dru) Smith of Woodbury, Susan Dooley of Nashville and Jonathan (Jamie) Dooley of Murfreesboro; His One True Love, Bobbi King and her children, Aimee Savannah Mears and Austin Jace Mears all of Woodbury; Children, John David Dooley of Woodbury and Madison Brooke Dooley of Hendersonville; Niece and Nephew, Annsley Jewell Holt & Deacon Alan Smith.  Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, George Cleveland Dooley & Kathy Bond Dooley King. David was a member of the U.S. Air Force for 6 years.

    There are some people in this world who are, for lack of a better word, special. David Dooley was one of God's special people. His purpose in life was simply to show love. And he more than fulfilled his purpose. When David talked to you he made you feel like you mattered. He made you feel like you were important. His casual manner and easy smile made everyone comfortable. I know that all of his family and friends will make sure that his precious little boy knows how special his daddy was. I love you David. I know you loved me too, because you told me. I'll see you again. ~ Lisa Choate, Cannon Co. High School Teacher.

    Funeral services will be 6 pm Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Chip Bond officiating. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 from 2 to 6 PM.

    Per David’s request, he will be cremated after his funeral service.  His ashes will be spread in the Upper Nantahala River in North Carolina.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his children which can be made at Woodbury Funeral Home until a fund is established.

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  • Nellie Mathis

    Sunday, 11 December 2016

    Ms. Nellie Brown Mathis, 69, of Woodbury passed away on December 9, 2016.  She was born in Woodbury, TN on May 7, 1947.  Her parents were the late James Mathis and Mable Youngblood Mathis.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tammie Mathis; sisters, Annie Mae Mathis, and Daisy White Mathis; and a grandson, Billy Ferrell.
    She is survived by her husband, Robert Mathis; son, Johnny Darrell (Casey) Mathis of McMinnville; daughter, Dawn (Doug) Ferrell of Smithville; and grandsons, Lee Allen Ferrell, Jessie Glen Ferrell, and Willie Mathis.
    Ms. Mathis graduated Woodbury Central High School in the Class of 1968.  She was a hard worker and worked two jobs a lot of the time to support her family.  She worked as a Nurse Tech for Jackson Park Nursing Home in Nashville for many years.  Cooking for her family gave her great joy.  She was always willing to help her family in any way.  She helped to take care of her mother in the last year or so before her passing.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 10-1 pm.  Funeral services will immediately follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Interment will be in Centerhill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through Smith Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.  Share memories and condolences at  Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337