• Mark Eaton

    Tuesday, 18 February 2014

    Mr. Mark David Eaton, 49, of Woodbury died on February 17, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born in Cheverley, Maryland on May 24, 1964. He was preceded in death by his father Charles L. Eaton and a sister, Elsie Marguerite Hill.

    He is survived by his mother, Hattie L. (Catron) Eaton of Woodbury; brother, Charles R. Eaton of Murfreesoro; sister, Chlora R. Strelow of Homosassa, FL; nephew, Jared Eaton and nieces, Sarah Strelow and Amanda Newman. He also had several close friends including, Stanley Smith, Bobby Moore, Michael Ford, Michael Bray and Ricky Markum and many more good friends and close relatives.

    He was born in Maryland and soon after his family moved to Tampa, Florida. He graduated from Robinson High School in Tampa. Following graduation, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for construction companies for many years. He and his family moved to Woodbury in about 1982. He was scheduled to begin a job in Alabama when his father became ill. He left work to stay home and help his parents during the following years. He was a devoted son and worked with his father on jobs at different times. He took his parents places they needed to go and helped with anything he could. Mark grew up in the Baptist Church and became a born again Christian.

    Mark loved people and especially children. He had the gift of gab and could talk to anyone. He was known to be willing to help anybody. He loved and was close with many of his cousins and other relatives. He was even named after one of his cousins. Mark enjoyed all types of music, going hunting, fishing and target shooting. He loved animals from an early age, when his family raised Collies. His favorite animal was his little dog, Monkey.

    The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 11 AM until 12 noon at First Baptist Church. Memorial services will follow at the church. Hunter Hay and David Faulkner will officiate. Smith Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tennessee Baptist Children's Home by contacting Smith Funeral Home.

  • Virginia Hayes

    Tuesday, 18 February 2014

    Name:   Virginia Pack Hayes                                                    Age:  73
    Date Died: Mon., Feb. 17, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
    Birthplace:  Dekalb Co.
    Survivors:  Husband:  Buddy Hayes of Woodbury
    4 Children:  Jeanean Hayes (Jim) Hagen of Murfreesboro, Shannon Hayes (Donnie) Colvard of Wynne, AR, Bryan Russell (Lisa) Hayes of Murfreesboro and Cheryl Hayes (Bill) Sharp of Woodbury
    Sister:  Georgia Dean Brandon of Woodbury
    9 Grandchildren:  Trenton Ferrell, Emily Parker, Kayla Johnson, Brandon Colvard, Heather Garland, Taran Hayes, Lyndi Fowler, Lydia Garrett & Evan Sharp.
    Also surviving are 11 great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Anderson and Ruby Johnson Pack and her brothers, Amon & Lewis Pack.  She was a member of the Burt Baptist Church and retired secretary with the city of Woodbury.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home       When:  1:00 PM Friday 2/21/14
    Cemetery:  Riverside Cemetery             Visitation:  3:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday
    Active Pallbearers:  Trenton Ferrell, Evan Sharp, Brandon Corvard, Chris Johnson, Brad Garrett, Drew Garland, Ryan Fowler
    Honorary Pallbearers:  Zachary Hayes
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  • Max Britnell

    Monday, 17 February 2014

    Name    Max Britnell                                                      Age: 77
    Date Died: Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his home
    Wife: Mary Ann Fletcher Britnell of Woodbury
    Son:  Jeremy Lynn Britnell of Sparta    
    Grand Daughter:  Hanna Miller Britnell of Nashville
    Sister: Linda Gail Lawler of Muscle Shoals, AL
    Brother:  Jimmy Dale Britnell of Mt Juliet
    Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie & Ivie Markham Britnell;  3 sisters:  Geneva Britnell, Dessie Howell, & Gladys Gregg; and 3 brothers:  Hubert, Ed, & Bill Britnell.  Max was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church, a longtime employee of Colonial Corp. and retired from Heritage Farms in Murfreesboro.   
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  3:00 pm Wed. 02/19/14
    Minister: Bro. Thurman Seber & Randy Gregg        Interment:  Odom Cemetery
    Visitation:  3:00 pm until 9:00 pm Tues., Feb. 18, 2014
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    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Auburn Baptist Church Building Fund.

  • David Simpson

    Monday, 17 February 2014

    Name    David Harrison Simpson                                                      Age: 38
    Date Died: Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his home
    Parents: Billy & Tammy Simpson of Woodbury and Ann Wiser Simpson of Goodletsville
    Brother:   Dalon Simpson of Goodletsville     Shay Simpson of Woodbury
    Sisters:   Katie Simpson of Woodbury
    David was a member of the Dilion St. Baptist Church, a vol. fireman and worked for Metro Nashville Public Works. 
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  1:00 pm Wed. 02/19/14
    Minister: Bro. Ray Patrick        Interment:  Amity Cemetery
    Visitation:  4:00 pm until 9:00 pm Tues., Feb. 18, 2014
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  • Ralph Martin

    Monday, 17 February 2014

    Funeral services for Mr. Ralph C. Martin, age 75, of Manchester will be conducted Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County  Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Morgan officiating.  Interment will follow at Summitville Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.  Mr. Martin passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 in Manchester.
    He was born May 7, 1938 in Coffee County, TN, the son of the late Ernest Martin and Mae Harmon Martin.  Ralph was retired from Carrier after 28 years of service, but his true enjoyment was farming, which he has done all his life both Cannon and Coffee County.  He was known by family, friends and neighbors for his beautiful flower gardens and vegetable gardens.  Because of his giving spirit, he shared his home grown vegetables with his neighbors all season long.  Ralph never met a stranger, he was a people person who loved good conversation and to have fun.  He enjoyed 4-wheeling and riding motorcycles with his friends and was a true animal lover. He loved his dogs, Sam, Sally, Andy and Daisy.  Ralph was also very talented in the tool and dye area and could craft most anything.  He will be forever missed by family and friends. 
    In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Doug Martin, a step-daughter, Faye McCormick, step-granddaughter, Katrina Nunley and two sisters, Nancy Sherrill and Anna Mae Rogalle.
    Survivors include his loving wife of 31 years, Betty F. Martin of Manchester; three children, Steve Martin of Coffee County; Dennis Martin of Coffee County; and Tracy Blackburn and husband, Ronnie of Manchester;  four step-children, Debbie Nunley of Memphis; Judy Markowitz of Rogersville, AL; and Nancy Melton of Cookeville, TN; five grandchildren, Amber Milligan, Erica Martin, Tyler Martin, Clint Gaultney and Travis Blackburn; 8 step-grandchildren, Melissa Yates, Amanda Lance, Tracy Hunter, Jessica Nunley, Meredith Nunley, Emily Nunley, Joey Littrell and Michelle Littrell.  Also surviving are three brothers, Ed Martin of Fayetteville, TN; James Martin and wife, Shirley of Elkhart, IN; Howard Martin and wife, Olene of IN and two sisters, Mary West of Manchester and Ernestine Scott and husband, Harley also of Manchester; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. 
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  • Syble West

    Monday, 17 February 2014

    Name    Syble Guinivere Rollins West                                                      Age: 89
    Date Died: Sunday, February 16, 2014 at her home
    Husband:  Ralph Mason West of Woodbury
    Daughter:   Delores G. West (Bobby Holden) of Woodbury   
    Grand Son:  Eric J. West of Murfreesboro
    Sister:  Ritchie Jodway  of Fenton, MI
    2 Brothers:  Baxter Rollins of White House and James Rollins of Mt. Juliet
    She was preceded in death by her parents Dee J. Rollins & Julia Mae Hodges Rollins.  Mrs. West was a member of Elkins Church of Christ and  a retired medical attendant at Bordeax Hospital.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  1:00 pm Tues. 02/18/14
    Minister: Bro. Doris Hughes        Interment:  West Cemetery
    Visitation:  4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
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  • W.C. West

    Thursday, 13 February 2014

    W C West, a native of Woodbury, Tennessee, died February 12, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.  Born August 28, 1926, to parents Cling and Lena Todd West, W. C. was preceded in death by his wife Sara (Van Hooser) West, his sisters Wavil and Dorothy and his brother Jack.  His survivors include his sisters Helen Alexander of Readyville and Ruth Pugh of Gassaway; sons Michael, Van, and Chris and daughters-in-law Mary Hoffschwelle and Beth West, all of Murfreesboro; his grandchildren Owen, Maria, Gabrielle, Evan, Lucas, Sara, Eric, Angie, and Emily, all of Murfreesboro; and numerous nephews and nieces.
    W C West was a veteran of World War II, serving with Co. C, 130th Infantry, 33rd Division of the U. S. Army in the Pacific Theater and in the Occupation of Japan from 1944 to 1946.  He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with a bronze battle star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and Army of Occupation Medal-Japan.  He left the service as Technician 4th Grade November 20, 1946, at Ft. Sheridan, IL.
    Following his service, W C worked with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Murfreesboro before joining civilian service at the Seward Air Force Base in Smyrna.  He worked in the Air Force until 1971, ending his career at Robbins AFB in Georgia. W C lasted worked at the General Electric factory in Murfreesboro to his retirement.
    In retirement, he enjoyed traveling.  He and Sara traveled to Europe, Japan, and all over the United States.  His high school education, having been interrupted by World War II, was completed in 2000 and he graduated in a ceremony at the Rutherford County Board of Education. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro.
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Waldrop officiating.  Interment will follow in Leoni Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 9 pm Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tennessee Historical Society %Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311


  • Sandra Smith

    Tuesday, 11 February 2014

    Name:   Sandra Viola Smotherman Smith                                                     Age:  56
    Date Died: Mon., Feb. 10, 2014 at Stones River Hospital
    Birthplace:  Rutherford Co.
    Survivors:  Husband:  Donnie Smith of Woodbury
    Mother:  Mary Pauline Midget Smotherman of Bradyville
    3 Children:  Jefferson Wayne Williams of Woodbury, Patricia Renee (Kevin) Parker of Auburntown & Paula K. Travis of West Virginia
    Step Daughter:  Ila Kay Smith of Woodbury
    3 Siblings:  Deborah Waters and Glen Smotherman, and Randall Smotherman all of Bradyville
    Also surviving are 16 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Randall Smotherman.  She was a housewife.
    Graveside Service:  Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro       When:  1:00 PM Thursday 2/13 
    Visitation:  10:00 AM to 12:00 (Noon) Thursday 2/13                                                    
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expense.
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  • Sue Corley

    Tuesday, 11 February 2014

    Sarah Sue Corley age 85 of the Statesville Community, died Sunday evening, Feb. 9, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. Born in Statesville, she was the daughter of the late Edd Lester Bullard and Mary Driver Bullard. A graduate of Watertown High School, she was retired from the Tennessee Agricultural Statistics Service with the USDA. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. Sue spent several years researching the history of the Statesville community and in 1987 she published Statesville - A Visual Image of Our Heritage and in 1993 she published Volume II. Sue is survived by her husband, Dewey Corley; daughter, Joanne Shipper and her husband, James Lowe; and son, Dale Corley all of Statesville; grandchildren, Amanda Beth Corley of Nashville, Nathan and Clint Shipper both of Statesville, Lori (Tim) Chaffin of Lebanon; great grandchildren, Erika and Lexy Chaffin. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Don Rigsby officiating. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Pallbearers will be Albert Midgett, Duke Aylor, Pat Hall, Robert Eads, Tim Chaffin and Ricky Barrett. The family wishes to thank their friends, church members and caregivers for their prayers, love and support during Sue's illness.

  • Virginia Bailey

    Sunday, 9 February 2014

    McMinnville, TN resident and Cannon County, TN native Virginia Mae Bailey, age 69, was born March 12, 1944 and died February 8, 2014 at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury, TN following a sudden illness.

    A retired CNA with NHC Healthcare in McMinnville and a member of Central Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ethel Marie Duke Mitchell. She was married to T.J. Bailey who preceded her in death May 5, 1971. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, J.C., Bobby and Billy Wayne Mitchell.

    She is survived by daughter, Melinda Bailey of Woodbury, TN; four brothers and sister-in-law, Kenneth Mitchell and Austin Duke both of McMinnville, James and Mary Mitchell of Donelson, TN and Thomas Mitchell of Hendersonville, TN; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

    Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014 in High's Chapel with Ben Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Monday at High's Funeral Home in McMinnville