• 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  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • James Rogers

    Tuesday, 12 May 2015

    James Dorman Rogers, age 80, a Woodbury, TN resident and WarrenCounty native was born December 13, 1934 and died May 11, 2015 at Woodbury Health Care Center in Woodbury, TNfollowing an extended illness.
    A retired certified welder at DeZurik Corporation and member of Elkins Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Rufus and Louise Watley Rogers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Kenneth Rogers and four sisters, Sylvia Parker, Jean Pirtle, Sue Slatton and Joyce Northcutt.
    Mr. Rogers was married to Marie Emberton Rogers of Woodbury, TN. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two step-children, Teresa Diane Higgins and Jr. Davis both of Woodbury, TN; four step-grandchildren, Miranda Johnson, Josh Davis, Kelli Davis and Ethan Curtis; step-great-grandson, Michael Austin Johnson and brother-in-law, Johnny Parker of Smartt, TN.Brother:Thomas Rogers;  McMinnville, TN
    Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in High's Chapel. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and 10:00 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at High's.

  • Roy Howell

    Tuesday, 12 May 2015

    Roy Richard Howell, 61, of Woodbury passed away May 09, 2015 at Stones River Hospital.  He was a native of Detroit, MI. 


    He is survived by his sisters, Susan (Morris) Wimberly and Diane (Mike) Wallace both of Woodbury; Nephews, Daniel Wimberly, Steffen Blair both of Woodbury; Niece, Desiree (David) Greer of Burford, SC.; several great nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, Bitsy also survive.


    He was a retired security guard, enjoyed gardening and a member of the Baptist church. 


    Mr. Howell was preceded in death by his parents, Roy & Faith Baber Howell and nephew, Ricky Blair, Jr.


    A memorial service will be held Friday at Pistole Cemetery, Sparta, TN.


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  • Jerry Smithson

    Saturday, 9 May 2015

    Mr. Jerry Smithson, 76, of Woodbury passed away on May 8, 2015.  He was born in Woodbury on February 12, 1939.  His parents were the late Leon Smithson and Christine Gaither Ash.  He was also preceded by his daughter, Nicole Smithson and brothers, Charles Arthur Smithson, Donnie Smithson and Leon “Tommy” Smithson, Jr. 
                    He is survived by his sons, Jeff Smithson of Hohenwald and Derek (Stacey) Smithson of Manchester; brother, Drennan (Faye) Smithson of Readyville; sisters, Linda Haley and Amelia “Amy” Henderson both of Woodbury; precious granddaughter, Kensey Smithson; sisters-in-law, Ellen “Chick” Smithson of Woodbury and Cheryl (Ronnie) Johnson of Readyville and several nieces and nephews.
                    Mr. Smithson was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School in the Class of 1957.  After graduation he joined the U. S. Navy and proudly served his country for 8 years.  During that time he was assigned to the USS Bennington and to an aircraft group.  He returned home and found work as a truck driver with Yellow Freight.  He retired with 30 years service.  He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local Chapter  480.  Jerry was always physically active and enjoyed horse riding.  He and fellow members of the Moose Lodge in Murfreesboro were always planning and figuring out how to go on golfing trips several times a year.  Jerry was always looking out for his neighbors, especially widows, he would take time to mow their yard, clean up limbs, cut and haul wood or anything else he thought would help.  Family and friends all knew and liked to joke about how immaculate he kept his house, yard and truck.  It has been said you could eat off the floor in his garage.  Jerry was always quick with a smile and loved to laugh.  He never missed watching 60 Minutes and Law & Order.  He loved gospel and country music.  He was a long time member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ.
                    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 3-8 pm  and on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 12-1 pm.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Interment will be in Riverside Garden.  Michael Lyman Lorance will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Greg Smithson, Scott Smithson, Alan Smithson, Bill Hester, Andy Smithson and Chad Evans.  The family requests memorial donations to the fund that was started in his daughter’s name,  The Nicole Smithson Memorial Field Fund at the local baseball fields.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.  Share your memories and
    condolences at   Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Novella Brown

    Saturday, 9 May 2015

    Novella Merriman Brown, age 79, of Liberty, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at TriStar Skyline Hospital in Madison.  She was a native of Cannon County.


    She is survived by her Children, Charlene (Barry) Thaxton of Alexandria, Audrey (Bobby) Martin of Liberty, & Lorie Evone Brown of Liberty; Sisters, Florene Miller of Woodbury & Lillian Ford of Dearborne, MI;  12 Grandchildren, Lisa Simmons, Jamie Brown, Tisha Hendrixson, Allen Ashford, Dana Rae Stanley, Julie Moore, Samantha Florida, Benjamin Tate Brown, Kristy Grandstaff, Alex Brown, Leah Grandstaff,  & Justin Florida; Son-in-law, Monroe Florida of Gassaway; Grand son-in-law, Jay Patterson; & 3 step grandchildren, Charles (Denise) Martin, Terry Lynn Martin, & Zack Stanley.


    Ms. Brown was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Jefferson Merriman & Susie Ferrell; Husband, Jim Lester Brown; Daughters, Donna K. Florida & Sandra Lee Grandstaff; Granddaughter, Gidget Ashford, & Great Grandson, Landon Grandstaff Patterson.


    Ms. Brown was a member of the Baptist church and a housewife and caregiver.


    Funeral services will be 1 PM Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Carpenter officiating.  Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 1 to 8 PM Monday, May 11 & 9 AM until time of service Tuesday, May 12.


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  • Paula Fultz

    Tuesday, 5 May 2015

    Paula Leigh Warren Fultz, 72, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 02, 2015. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Omer & May Warren; maternal grandmother, Hattie Chitwood Richards and Beloved Parents, Paul and June Rose Agin Warren. 
    She is survived by her children:  Anthony Monroe Fultz, II of Holly Springs, NC., Traci Leigh Anderson of Woodbury and Tara Rebecca (Richard) Neely of Goodlettsville; Grandchildren: Brandon Michael & Austin Bryce Fultz, Katelyn Rose, Ashleigh Lyn and Kenneth Alex Anderson, Brittney (Ben) Neely, Kayla (Doug) McGrath, Taryn Leigh Neely, Brother:  Rev. Harry P. (Bea Jay) Warren of Anderson, SC.; Nephew:  Dr. Jeremy (Erin) Warren; Special Aunts:  Thelma Sharp of Tallahasse, FL. And Margie Owens of Gainsville, FL. Great Nephews and Great Nieces also survive
    Ms. Fultz was an active and faithful member of Hollow Springs Community Church.  She was an avid horse lover and she loved her dog, Kote.  She was retired from the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs Regional Office in Nashville.  She was born and raised in LaFollette, Tn. 
    Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 5, 2015 with Bro. Joe Sissom officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 3 – 7 pm Wednesday, 5/5/15 at Woodbury Funeral Home and 12 noon – 2 pm Thursday, 5/6/15 at Cross Funeral Home, LaFollette, TN. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, LaFollette, TN. at 2:30 pm Thursday, 5/6/15.             
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hollow Springs Community Church
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  • Ray Murphy

    Sunday, 3 May 2015

    Ray Thomas Murphy of Dowelltown and a native of Woodbury, TN. passed away Friday afternoon, May 1, 2015 at NHC Smithville.  He was 70.  Ray had a passion for building houses and worked construction for most of his adulthood. He was born December 7, 1944 to his late parents, Ed & Liz Murphy and Martha Mai Murphy; 2 sons, Ray Jr. & Bryan Murphy; Sisters, Lela Finley, Ines Davenport, Allie Allan and Ruth Fletcher; brothers, Joe Murphy, Clifton Murphy and Howard Murphy.He
    He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary H. Baker Murphy of Dowelltown; Daughter: Cindy Murphy of Dowelltown; Grandchildren:  Jon (Jamie) Murphy of Joelton, Nathanyel (Natasha) Pedigo of Smithville and Trenton (Kim) Pedigo of Smithville; Sisters:   Magaline Davenport, Betty (Dooluy) Green and Arlene (Larry) Sanders; Brother:  Roy Murphy;  8 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, family and friends also survive.
    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Timothy Baker officiating.  Internment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery. Pallbearers:  David Dodd, David Gaither, Joey Howell, Jon Murphy, Nathanyel Pedigo, Trenton Pedigo.
    Visitation with the family will be from 2 – 8 pm Sunday, 5/3/15; 1 – 8 pm Monday, 5/4/15; 10 am until 1 pm Tuesday, 5/5/15.
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  • Judy Lehman

    Saturday, 2 May 2015

    Judy Elaine Barrett Lehman, age 67, born June 12, 1947, passed from this world to her eternal rest on April 29, 2015. Judy was a Cannon County native and graduated from Woodbury Central High School in 1965.
    Judy was of the Baptist faith and attended Center Hill Baptist Church.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Mrytle Cooper Barrett Bradley and Burley Thomas Barrett, Jr.
    She is survived by her four children: Greg (Tonya) Thomas, Bryan Lee Thomas, and Jonathon Thomas and Heather (Jeff) Chenault of Leesburg, Florida. Her greatest joys: Grandchildren: Joe, Blake, Valerie, Jasmine, Kaira, and Grant. Sister and brother in law: Patricia Womack (John) and sister in law: Patricia Smith Barrett. Nieces and nephews. Special cousins: Burley Ray Bogle and Betty Faye Taylor Hollandsworth.
    Judy had lived in Leesburg, Florida for the last several years and recently moved back to Cannon Co. to be close to her family.
    Judy was especially looking forward to her 50th high school reunion when she was suddenly taken from us by cancer. It was Judy's wish to be cremated and her ashes spread over the hilltops of Cannon Co.
    A memorial will be planned at a later date.
    Nashville Funeral Home and Cremations was in charge of her remains.

  • Virgil Bogle

    Friday, 1 May 2015

    Virgil Lee Bogle, age 86, of Murfreesboro, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon Co. 

    Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Thelma Dean Ferrell Bogle of Murfreesboro; Children, Jeffery Glenn (Hollie) Bogle of Murfreesboro & Lisa Gail (Keith) Stephens of Ashland City; Grandchildren, Brandon (Bobbie) Bogle, Jessica (John) Fisher, Michelle (Nick) Bernard, & Candyce (Shawn) Owens; 4 Great Grandchildren, Elijah Fisher, Emily Nelson, Ramsey Fisher, & Elizabeth Owens; and a sister, Dorothy (Howard) Green of Smyrna. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie & Dovie Melton Bogle. 

    Mr. Bogle was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ and was a retired local truck driver. 

    Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, May 1, 2015 at the funeral home.


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  • Nell Summar

    Wednesday, 29 April 2015

    Nell Witty Summar, 88, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at her home in Auburntown. She was a native of Cannon Co.
    She is survived by her husband, Gordon Summar of Auburntown; Daughters: Elizabeth Ann Barrett of Murfreesboro and Jamie Summar of Nashville; Granddaughter:  Julie Walker of Readyville; Great grandson:  Blake Walker; Great Great Granddaughter:  McKenna Walker; Siblings:   James Witty of Mt. Juliet, Howard Witty of McMinnville, Ann Fortner of Bellevue, Betty Shoemaker of Brentwood, Rosemary Geddes of Nashville.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, James Lytle & Evelyn Melton Witty and her brother, Charles Witty. 
    A member of the Auburn Church of Christ, she was a branch manager of Bank of Commerce, Auburntown.    
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. David Dunn officiating.  Interment will follow in the Donnell Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Steve Smith, Jimmy Mingle, Mark Witty, Roger Turney, Ken Turney, Gary McClure.Visitation with the family will be from 5 pm to 8 pm Friday, May 1, 2015 and Sat. from 12 noon until time of service.
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