Obituaries

  • Shirley Sullivan

    Monday, 1 June 2015

    Shirley Ann Kirby Sullivan, age 73, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  She was a native of Cannon Co. 

    Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Ted Sullivan; Children, Brenda (Wade) Neely of Manchester, Cheryl (Joey) Bonello of Taylor, MI, & Lisa (Frank) Johnson of Taylor, MI; Brothers, Donald Kirby & Ed Kirby, both of MI; 10 Grandchildren, Daryl, Matt, Justin, Roger, Ryan, Joshua, Stormy, Amanda, John, & Gerald; and 8 Great Grandchildren, Lily, McKayla, Isabella, Bella, Brooke, Hailee, Abbey, & Jacob. 

    Also surviving are many nieces & nephews. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest & Lela Gunter Kirby; and Daughter, Sheila Trent. 

    Mrs. Sullivan was a member of the Baptist church, and a housewife. 

    Memorial services will be 6 PM Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 6  PM Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the funeral home.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • William Groom

    Monday, 1 June 2015

    William Jennings Groom, 82, who passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 in Goodlettsville, TN.  He was a native of Wilson Co., TN.
    He is survived by his Wife of 55 Years,  Dorothy Nichols Groom of Goodlettsville; Children: Norma Kay (George) Paetzmann and Timothy Dale (Lydia) Groom all of Hendersonville; Grandson:  Richard James Moore of Goodlettsville.
    He was preceded in death by his son, William Darrell Groom and Brother, Larry Randall Groom.
    Mr. Groom was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Army.  He was a member of the VFW and a self-employed trader.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Monday, June 01, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. John Paul Jones.  Interment will follow in the Reed Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 11 am until time of service, Monday, June 01, 2015.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Shelby Schuler

    Monday, 1 June 2015

    Shelby Dean Owens Schuler, 77, died May 31, 2015 at her home with family following an extended illness. She was a native of Cannon Co., TN.   

    Ms. Schuler was preceded in death by her parents, Willie & Emma Pearl Parton, and stepfather, Clifton Smithson. Her first husband, Ralph Owens, her second husband Charlie Schuler, and brother-in-law, Luther Blair. 

    She is survived by her daughter, Regina Owens (Chuck) Reed of Woodbury; Son, Jeff (Kathy) Owens of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren, Brandi Prater Higgins of Woodbury, Travis (Meredith) Prater and Emma Grace Owens all of Murfreesboro, Wesley (Olivia) Owens of Maryville, and Matthew Owens of Stuttgart, Arkansas; Great-Grandchildren, Brady Kole Higgins and Kennedi Grace Higgins. She is also survived by her sister, Naomi Blair, and brothers, David (Linda) Parton, and Austin (Linda) Parton. 

    She was a retired employee of John Oster Corporation, McMinnville, TN with 25 years of service. Shelby also owned Schuler’s Antiques Manchester, TN for 15 years, which was her love and passion. 

    Shelby was a member of Woods Church of Christ in the Short Mtn. Community. 

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Woods Church of Christ with Bro. Justin Reed and Bro. Travis Prater officiating. Interment will follow in the Woods Cemetery. Ms. Schuler will lie in state at Woods Church of Christ from 1 PM until time of service. Family and friends are to serve as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be 4 PM to 8 PM Monday, June 1st at Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

  • Wayne Mullen

    Saturday, 30 May 2015

    Wayne Melvin Mullen, age 84, passed away May 28 after a brief illness at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  Born October 15, 1930, in St, Louis, MO, Mr. Mullen was preceded in death by parents, John and Martha Walden Mullen, and brother, Col. Edward Mullen.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joy Smith Mullen, sons Dr. Stan Mullen, Russell and Sherry Vaughn Mullen, and Phillip and Kim Terry Mullen, all of Woodbury, TN, sister and brother-in-law, Bill and Dolores Jones of Maryland Heights, MO, brother Don Mullen of Cuba, MO, and brother and sister-in-law, Clinton and Judy Mullen of Mulvane, KS.  Mr. Mullen is also survived by grandchildren Brian Mullen, Laura Mullen Cain, Kristen Mullen West, Ben Mullen, Rachel Mullen, Chris Mullen, John Mullen, and Katie Mullen, and one great grandchild Dylan Cain along with numerous nieces and nephews. 
    Mr. Mullen was a 1949 graduate of Cuba High School.  He was a Korean War veteran, proudly serving with the 5th and 18th Air Forces, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant.  After service to his country, Mr. Mullen attended the University of Missouri.  Mr. Mullen retired from the John Oster Corporation, McMinnville, TN, with over thirty years service and held the positions of Human Resources Manager, Production Control Manager, and Assistant Plant Manager.  Mr. Mullen was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ for over fifty years.  He was an avid reader and long distance runner, and in retirement, loved gardening, especially giving away the fruits of his labor.
    Above all, Mr. Mullen was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He lived to serve his family, and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
    Funeral services will be 2 pm Sunday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Saturday.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lick Creek Cemetery Association, Cuba, MO, Short Mountain Bible Camp, or the charity of your choice.  Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Christine Burnett

    Wednesday, 27 May 2015

    Christine Young Burnett, age 74, of Woodbury, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  She was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include her children, Sandy Margarito, Tony (Donna) Reed, Eric (Sandi) Reed, Tim Burnett, and Trent (Carolyn) Burnett all of Woodbury, and Sabrina (Rick) Turner of Centertown; Grandchildren, Brian Mullen, Chris Reed, Laura Cain, Gina Farless, Dewayne Burnett, Tyler Reed, Jared Turner, Dustin Reed, & Cody Burnett.; Sister, Faye Lemus of Woodbury; Niece, Phyllis Young Carter; and great niece, Rachel Carter. 

    Also surviving are 10 great grandchildren. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank & Myrtle Brown Young; and her Husband, Ralph "Cotton" Burnett. 

    She was a member of the Church of Christ and was retired from Genesco. 

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday, May 30, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Norman Pelham & Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 Noon until 9 PM Friday, May 29, 2015 at the funeral home.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Ray Murphy

    Saturday, 23 May 2015

    Mr. Ray Murphy, 51, of Woodbury passed away May 19, 2015.  He was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee on June 5, 1962.  His parents were the late Clifton White Murphy and Helen Louise (Hall) Murphy.
                He is survived by his wife Kathy Duggin Murphy of Woodbury; son, Bobby Murphy of Woodbury; daughter, Sonya & Micha Reese of Coffee County; step-son, Daniel & Macy Frazier of Smithville; brothers, Ricky & Ruth Murphy and Troy & Jean Murphy both of Woodbury; sisters, Kay Mathis and Teresa & Jim Parker both of Woodbury; step-grandson, Hunter Frazier and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
                Mr. Ray was a hard worker.  He worked as a logger and for a tree service.  He loved being outdoors, riding horses, fishing and camping.  Mr. Ray enjoyed hanging out with friends and “just being Ray”.  He was looking forward to his son’s graduation from Cannon County High School this week.  He and Mrs. Kathy were married over 18 years. 
                Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 10-5 pm.  The family will hold a private burial service at Jennings Cemetery in Statesville.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to assist with funeral expenses.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.  Share condolences and memories at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Kristy Milligan

    Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    Kristy Lorraine Milligan, age 40, of Murfreesboro passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at her home.  She was a native of Rutherford Co. 

    Survivors include her mother, Anita Simmons Milligan of Murfreesboro, & Uncle, Mike "Finnie" Simmons of Woodbury.   

    She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hoyte & Emma Nell Simmons. 

    Kristy's dream was to ride in a hot air balloon, but due to her health, that dream was never fulfilled.  Now she is flying higher than any balloon could ever take her. 

    She was a member of North Boulevard Church of Christ and was in sales support with ASD. 

    Funeral services will be 3 PM Thursday, May 28, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Robb. Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 9 PM Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the funeral home.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311

     

  • David Bogle

    Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    David Bogle, 75, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Maury Regional Hospital following a sudden illness.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his Stepchildren:  Russell, Doug & Sharon Kay Jones; Ronald & Mark Staggs and Rita Shipley; Step-Grandchildren: Chelsea & Cameron Staggs; Siblings:  Burley Ray Bogle of Woodbury, Paulette (Wayne) Campbell, Dean (Charles) Vantrease & Linda Gayle Nichols; Numerous nieces and nephews
    He was preceded in death by his parents, A.G. & Otha Barrett Bogle; Siblings, Kenneth & Donnie Bogle, Ruth Henderson & Louise Crosslin.
    A member of the Baptist church, he was a retired truck driver.  He loved to trade with goats and dogs.  He also loved to coon hunt.
    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Thursday, May 21, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with burial to follow in Reed Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm until 8 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2015.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with Funeral expenses. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • James Bogle

    Saturday, 16 May 2015

    James Edward Bogle, 77, who passed away Friday, 05/15/2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  He was a native of Cannon Co., TN.
    He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Fannie Gordon Bogle of Bradyville; 2 Sons: Stephen Bogle of Bradyville and Wayne “Porky” Bogle (Denise) of McMinnville; 1 Granddaughter:  Kayla Bogle of McMinnville;                                                           
    3 Brothers:  Johnny Bogle of Ashland City, Milford Bogle of Nashville & Randall Bogle of Woodbury; 1 Sister:  Rachel Duggin of Manchester.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lucille Vassar Bogle; a brother, Bratten Bogle and a sister, Linda Smitty.
    Mr. Bogle was a member of the Curlee Church of Christ and a farmer.
    Graveside Services will be 2 pm Monday, May 18, 2015 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.
    Visitation with the family will be 4:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday at Woodbury Funeral Home.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.  
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Lee Walden

    Saturday, 16 May 2015

    Mr. Lee Walden, 89, of Woodbury passed away on May 15, 2015.  He was born in Rush Springs, Oklahoma on January 26, 1926.   He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Wanda Walden;  and brothers, Kenneth, Howard and James Walden.
     
                    He is survived by his son, Joe Walden of Milton; a sister, Ann Posey of Arkansas and three grandchildren, Christopher, Daniel and Josie.
     
                    Mr. Walden grew up in Oklahoma and moved to Washington State to become a machinist.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army Airborne during WWII.  He was a hard worker, loved to talk with people and tell stories. 
     
                    The family will hold a private service.  Share memories and condolences at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

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