• Teresa Smith Pelsue

    Wednesday, 30 October 2013

    Name: Teresa Smith Pelsue                     Age:    49
    Date Died: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at her home
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., Tn.
    Survivors: Daughter:  Lindsey Butcher Sullivan of Woodbury
    Grandchildren:  Emily, Hannah & Austin Sullivan all of Woodbury
    Siblings:  Marie (Ray) Ferrell of Lebanon, Pat Maxwell of Murfreesboro, Jeannie (Randy) Durham of Readyville, Robert (Joyce) Smith, Ronnie Smith, Jeffery (Ann) Smith, Sammie (Janice) Smith and Mikey (Sharon) Smith all of Woodbury
    Friend:  Robert Holden of Murfreesboro
    Several nieces and nephews also survive
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Harris & Barbara Higgins Smith and her daughter, Melissa Butcher.
    A member of the Baptist Church, she was a homemaker.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home       When: 2 pm Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013
    Interment: Evergreen Cemetery
    Visitation:  3:00 to 9:00 PM Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

  • Kenneth Gassaway

    Monday, 28 October 2013

    Mr. Kenneth Gassaway, 88, of Gassaway died October 25, 2013.  Graveside services to be held Monday, October 28, 2013 at Beech Hill Cemetery in Gassaway at 3 PM.  Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Cadence Pearl Hollandsworth

    Sunday, 27 October 2013

    Name: Cadence Pearl Hollandsworth                     Age:    0
    Date Died: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
    Birthplace: Rutherford Co., Tn.
    Survivors: Parents:  Shane & Jessica Leonard Hollandsworth of Woodbury
    Grandparents:  Stan & Sandy Hollandsworth and Sandra Leonard all of Woodbury, David & Connie Leonard of Auburntown
    Great Grandparents:  Dean Hollandsworth & the late Milligan Hollandsworth of Woodbury, Bobby & Dean Fletcher of Auburntown, Howard & Faye Leonard of Christiana, Jim & Peggy Holden of Woodbury
    Graveside Service: Riverside Gardens         When: 12:30 PM Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
    Minister:  Bro. Charlie Bowman                                 
    Visitation:  4:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, Oct. 28 & Tuesday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 2013

  • Cecil Ray Bronnenberg

    Friday, 25 October 2013

    Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Ray Bronnenberg, age 90, of Morrison, will be conducted Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Danny Freeman and Reverend Neal Glass officiating. Interment will follow with Military Honors at Ivy Bluff Cemetery in Cannon County, TN. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of services at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Bronnenberg passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Mufreesboro, TN.

    He was born January 17, 1923 in Markleville, Indiana, one of ten children born to the late John Bronnenberg and Neva Fostnot Bronnenberg. He graduated from Markleville High School in 1941 and joined the United States Navy on June 1, 1943. During WWII he served on the U.S.S.Fremont and was honorably discharged on January 1, 1946. Upon returning home, he attended Ball State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and later his Master’s Degree. During this time, he married Mary Beth Hanna and the couple resided in New Castle, Indiana where they raised their family. He was employed by New Castle School System as a teacher from 1949-1951,and as an elementary school principal from 1951-1980. Upon his retirement, he moved to Tennessee where he resided with his second wife, Mary Ann Bronnenberg. Mr. Bronnenberg enjoyed many hobbies over the years including fishing, hunting and gardening. He was known by many for his prized tomatoes, which he peddled for years at various farmer’s markets. In earlier years, he was extremely active in the Boy Scouts. He was an avid sports fan but his passion was watching college basketball. He was a member of the American Legion Post 78 as well as the VFW. He also enjoyed “birding” and was a member of the local Ornithological Society Chapter. He will be dearly missed by all, especially by his church family at Ivy Bluff Methodist Church, where he remained very active and devoted over the past nine years.

    In addition to his parents, Mr. Bronnenberg is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Mary Beth Bronnenberg; his second wife, Mary Ann Carell Bronnenberg; and siblings; Sarah, Cletis, Paul, and Pete Bronnenberg, and Gretchen Stohler.

    Survivors include three children, Jane Johnson and husband, Brian of Palm Coast, FL; Brent Bronnenberg and wife, Dawn of Mokena, IL; and Rebecca Turbeville of White Bluff, TN; and his second wife’s children, Kevin Alexander of Raleigh, NC; and Karen Prather and husband, Eric of Dickson, TN; six grandchildren; Sarah Means, Jennifer Bronnenberg, Krista Bronnenberg, Bradley Bronnenberg, Katie Turbeville and Caleb Turbeville; and three step-grandchildren, Kimberly Alexander, Ethan Monahan, and Trey Prather. Also surviving are three sisters, Nina Bronnenberg of Markleville, IN; Julia Ashlock and husband, Robert of Lookout Mountain, GA and Zella Shirey of Daleville, IN; and a brother, Jon Lloyd Bronnenberg, Sr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Memory of Mr. Bronnenberg to the Veteran's Administration or to Ivy Bluff Methodist church.

    Online condolences may be made at

    Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. Cecil Ray Bronnenberg.

  • Shirley Harrell

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013

    Name: Shirley Ann Woods Harrell                     Age:    68
    Date Died: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at her daughter’s home
    Birthplace: Rutherford Co., Tn.
    Survivors: Children: Karen & Lyndon Bogle of Murfreesboro, Dwayne & Sabrina Harrell of Sevierville
    Grandchildren:   Clint (Christy) Bogle, Layla (Richard) Alexander, Tamara (Kyle) Bratcher, Alan (Becky) Harrell, Kaitlyn Sutton and Kelly Sutton
    4 Great Grandchildren:  Mia & Makena Alexander, Gavin & Gaige Bogle
    Sister:  Evelyn Leeman of Murfreesboro
    Sister-in-law: Hazel Woods of Spring Hill and Betty (Larry) Bratcher of Murfreesboro
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Woods and Ora Mae Fann McClaran; Husband, James Harrell, Jr. and Brother, Ray Woods.
    A member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church, She was retired from General Electric.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When: 11:00 am Thursday, 10/24/2013
    Minister:  Bro. Jeff Cripps                           Interment:  Roselawn Cemetery in Murfreesboro
    Visitation:  4 pm - 9 pm Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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  • Laura Trail

    Sunday, 20 October 2013

    Name: Laura Belle Spry Trail                     Age:    92
    Date Died: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at her home
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., Tn.
    Survivors: Husband:  Hershel William Trail of Bradyville
    Children:  Charlotte (Doyle) Duke of Bradyville, Cathy (Jack) Hyatt of Bradyville & Lisa Trail (Tim Tipps) of Murfreesboro
    Daughter-in-law:  Sandra Y. Trail of Murfreesboro
    Siblings: Boyd Spry of McMinnville and Patsy McCray of South Carolina
    Grandchildren:   Scott (Denise) Duke, Tracy (Roberta) Duke, Kendria Smithson, Matthew (Beta) Trail, Elizabeth (Justin) Emslie, Will Hyatt, Leah Hyatt, Laurel Tipps, Craig Tipps,                                              Kevin Trail, Kelly (Sterla) Trail and their mother, Betty
    Also surviving several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
    She was preceded in death by her sons, Jerry W. Trail and Larry G. Trail and her parents, Ulysses & Lela Espy Spry.
    A member of the Church of Christ, she was  a teacher, homemaker, and mother.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When: 1:00 PM Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
    Minister:  Bro. Herb Alsup and Bro. Al Bugg  Interment:  Midway Cemetery
    Visitation:  3 to 8 PM Monday, Oct. 21, 2013
    Pallbearers: Scott Duke, Kevin Trail, Will Hyatt, Kelly Trail, Tracy Duke, and Brett Trail
    in memory of Jerry & Larry Trail, sons of Mrs. Trail, please make donation to the Larry Trail Scholarship Fund, C/O Woodbury Funeral Home.

  • Martha Oleta Markum

    Saturday, 19 October 2013

    Name: Martha Oleta Markum                     Age:    88
    Date Died: Friday, October 18, 2013 at Stones River Hospital E/R
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., Tn.
    Survivors: Children: Donald (Lucille) Markum of Bradyville, Isaac Markum (friend Susie Weaver) of Woodbury, & Martha Ann (Ronny) Daniels of Murfreesboro
    Grandchildren:   Ricky Markum, Larry (Carol) Markum, Isaac Markum, Jr., Peggy Sue (Jason) Hodge, Melissa (Jeff) Bush, Louise Long & Leo, Crystal Duncan (Billy), James Hoyte Markum, Jr., & Carl Wayne Markum
    Sibilings:  Joe Don (Bobbie) Hale of Bradyville, Polly Mitchell of Lebanon, & Leova Cavazos of Michigan
    17 Great Grandchildren & 4 Great Great Grandchildren
    She was preceded in death by her parents, James Lester & Helen Elizabeth Taylor Hale; husband, Fred Hoyte (Popeye) Markum; sons, James Hoyte, Jimmy Wayne, & Carl Hubert Markum; sibilings, Cleveland, Lovell, William, Delter, & Chalmus Hale.
    A member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church and retired from Colonial Corporation.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When: 1:00 pm Monday, 10/21/2013
    Minister:  Bro. Richard Williams                           Interment:  Riverside Cemetery
    Visitation:  12-9 pm Sunday, October 20, 2013

  • Russell LaFever

    Thursday, 17 October 2013

    Mr. Russell LaFever, 50, of Woodbury died October 16, 2013. He was born in Cannon County on January 20, 1963.

    He is survived by his parents, Leon Frank and Wilma Lance LaFever of Woodbury; sister, Angie Kay (Eddie) Read of Smyrna; devoted companion of fourteen years, Karlene Conner of Woodbury; daughters, Heather (Matt) Handley of Spring Hill and Hope LaFever of Walter Hill; step-son, Josh Conner and step-granddaughter, Brooklynn Conner both of Woodbury; two nieces, Chelsa Read and Baylie Read of Smyrna and many other relatives and friends.

    Russell grew up and lived in Cannon County his whole life. He worked for 21 years at the Jefferson Smurfit box factory. He later got involved in real estate and started Woodland Estates. He owned and operated Ben's Lakewood Market and Southern Star Restaurant for 14 years. Russell loved anything with a motor, motorcycles, cars, trucks, golfcarts and etc. His favorite trucks were yellow. He liked to play pool with friends and enjoyed music. He loved to trade with people, but his favorite thing was just talking and being with family and friends.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 3-8 PM. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Greg Mitchell will officiate. Interment will be in Sycamore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the American Diabetes Foundation. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615)563-5337

  • Ruby Grace Fann

    Thursday, 17 October 2013

    Name: Ruby Grace Fann                     Age:    88
    Date Died: Wednesday,  Oct. 16, 2013  at Woodbury Medical Center
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., Tn.
    Survivors: Children: Jimmy (Charlotte) Fann, Wanda (Roy) Hall, Debbie Johnson & Brenda (Bobby) Bogard all of Woodbury
    Grandchildren:   Becky Haley, Lindsey Hall, Josh Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Gina Mitchell & T.J. Bogard
    7 Great Grandchildren
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Doc & Annie J. Reed Helton; husband, James Lee Fann and grandson, Jeffery Fann.
    A member of the Woodbury Baptist Church, she was retired from the Colonial Corp.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When: 2:00 pm Saturday, 10/19/13
    Minister:  Bro. Hunter Hay                           Interment:  Riverside  Gardens Cemetery
    Visitation:  1 – 9 pm Friday October 18, 2013
    Pallbearers: Jordan Fann, Justin Fann, Matthew Hudson, Josh Johnson, T.J. Bogard, Alan Paschal, Greg Smithson
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  • Sherry Annette Mooneyham Reed

    Thursday, 10 October 2013

    Sherry Annette Mooneyham Reed, 52 of Woodbury died Wed., October 09, 2013 from injuries received in a car accident.  A native of Cannon Co., she was the daughter of the late Willie & Janie Elizabeth Underwood Mooneyham.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Joel Mooneyham and Mickey Campbell; husband, Darrell Reed and siblings, Linda Brown, Ernest, Billy Joe and James Howard Mooneyham.


    Memorial services will be 2 pm Saturday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with visitation from 12 noon until 2 pm. 


    She is survived by her daughter, Shannon Campbell of Woodbury; grandchildren, Zachary, Shileh, Chloe, Connor and Callie; siblings, Frances (Billy)Buse, Melba Finley and Doyle Mooneyham all of Woodbury and Joe (Miranda) Mooneyham of Smithville.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.


    A member of the Baptist Church, She was a homemaker.