Obituaries

  • Catherine Toliver Denny

    Sunday, 27 January 2013

     Mrs. Catherine Toliver Denny, 91, passed away on January 27, 2013 at the Woodbury Nursing Center after an extended illness. She was born in Cannon County on February 24, 1921. Her parents were the late Benny Toliver and Edd & Octie Lyon Haley. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Gerald Denny; two sons, Ray Denny and Ronnie Denny and a daughter, Wilma Clemons.
     
    She is survived by a daughter Marion & John Campbell of Woodbury; daughter-in-law, Reba Denny of Woodbury; grandsons, Jeffrey Denny of Woodbury, Gerry & Marilyn Campbell of Norene, Kevin & Karen Campbell of Murfreesboro and Kyle & Jenni Campbell of Lufkin, TX; granddaughters, Darlene & Lynn Luna of Sparta, Lisa & Billy Choate of Woodbury, Cynthia & Rick Barnes of Smyrna; great grandchildren, Ethan Campbell, Tristan Choate, Ramsay Campbell, Miranda Luna, Benjamin Campbell, Grayson Campbell, Treva Luna and Rachel Choate, Barbara Broads, Sarah Cornell, Zack Dickey, Zeke & Laura Dickey and three great great grandchildren.
     
    Mrs. Denney was member of the Church of Christ. She was a sewing machine operator with Colonial Shirt Factory, White Stag and other clothing companies. She was an avid reader and loved to ride horses. She loved her family, they were everything to her.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 3-8 PM. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10 AM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Her grandsons, Kevin and Kyle Campbell will officiate. Interment will follow in Thyatira Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cannon County High School Library by contacting Smith Funeral Home, 91, passed away on January 27, 2013 at the Woodbury Nursing Center after an extended illness. She was born in Cannon County on February 24, 1921. Her parents were the late Benny Toliver and Edd & Octie Lyon Haley. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Gerald Denny; two sons, Ray Denny and Ronnie Denny and a daughter, Wilma Clemons.
     

  • Helen Markum

    Friday, 25 January 2013

    Name:  Helen R. Markum                                   Age:    67
    Date Died: Thursday, January 24, 2013           Where:   Dawson Springs, KY
    Birthplace:  Dekalb Co.
    Survivors:  Daughter:  Patricia (Tony) Estes of rural Caldwell Co., KY
    Son:  David “Led” (Gina) Markum of Woodbury         
    5 Grandchildren:  Evelyn Estes of Clarksville, Andrew Bullock & Taylor Bullock both of Woodbury,  Levi & Luke Estes of KY
    Brother:  David (Sue) Kirby of McMinnville
    Sister:  Violet Jo (Chuck) Turner of McMinnville
    Ms. Markum was preceded in death by her parents, Loring Kirby & Nadell Reeder Laymen; her husband, Robert Markum and brothers, James Edward Kirby & Ray Don Kirby.
     
    A member of the Baptist Church, She worked at Oster for 27 years.
     
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 2:00 PM Sunday 1/27/2013  
    Minister:  Bro. Greg Mitchell                             Cemetery:  Wood Cemetery
    Visitation: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday 1/26/2013             
    Pallbearers: Andrew Bullock, Luke & Levi Estes, Joey Pillow, Andy Gay and Richard Grissom
    Honorary Pallbearers:  Evelyn Estes and Taylor Bullock
     In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wood Cemetery, Golden Good Shepard Activities Dept. or Charity of your choice all %Woodbury Funeral Home

  • Cecil Burger

    Friday, 25 January 2013

     Mr. Cecil Burger age 89 of Smithville passed away Wednesday night at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville.  Mr Burger was  a Former Mayor of the City of Smithville, Former Alderman and City Employee for many years.  Mr. Cecil was the son of the late, James and Willie Sowells Burger.  He was also preceded in death by his Wife of almost 63 years, Wilma Jo Burger.  Mr. Burger was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church.  He is survived by 4 Children, David (Kyoko) Burger of Japan, Gereda Burger of Massachusetts, Pamela (Danny) Poss of Smithville and Anthony (Tammie) Burger of Smithville; 5 Grandchildren, Nancy Burger, Simon (Emi) Burger, Erica Burger, Nicole Burger, Zach Poss; 1 Great-Grandson, Braxton; 1 Sister, Sudie Vickers of Liberty; Sister-in-law, Mildred (Howard) Harrell of Murfreesboro.  Funeral Services will be conducted 3 PM Saturday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Dr. John Carpenter officiating and Entombment in DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  Visitation Friday 6:PM until 9:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM.  In Lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church.

  • Robert "Hoppy" Davenport

    Wednesday, 23 January 2013

    Robert H. "Hoppy" Davenport, 68, of Woodbury, passed away on January 22, 2013. Hoppy, as he was known from an early childhood nickname, was loved and adored by everyone he encountered.

    He was born to the late Ben and Lola Davenport on April 1, 1944, in Woodbury, Tennessee. Hoppy married Helen Hayes in 1964, and they were married for 48 years.

    Hoppy held the office of Circuit Court Clerk of Cannon County for 32 years, or eight consecutive terms, before deciding to retire in early 2010. He impacted many lives during his time in public office, and he was held in the highest regard by the Judges, Attorneys, and Law Enforcement professionals with whom he worked so closely during his time in office. After retiring, Hoppy continued his passion for fishing and building go-Kart motors, while also starting to enjoy walking to get some exercise, and enjoying leisurely breakfasts and dinners with friends and family.

    Hoppy was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Patricia Davenport Barrett. Hoppy is survived by his wife, Helen Hayes Davenport, and by two children: Cindy Taylor and husband Teddy of Woodbury, and Tim Davenport of San Francisco, California. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Rachel Taylor Hall and husband Jeremy of Woodbury, and Ben Taylor of Orlando, Florida. He is survived by two siblings: Dwight Davenport and wife Carol of Murfreesboro, and Lynne Foster and husband Med of Woodbury.

    Flowers may be sent to Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Road, Woodbury, Tennessee, 37190. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-South Chapter, 214 Overlook Circle, Suite 153, Brentwood, TN 37027

    A viewing will be held starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 24th at Smith Funeral Home. A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 24th at the Woodbury Church of Christ.  Herb Alsup will officiate.  Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337 www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net

  • Patricia Ann Hillis

    Wednesday, 23 January 2013

    Patricia Ann Hillis of Morrison died Monday at River Park Hospital's Emergency Room.
    She was a receptionist at S&S Industries and was a member of Grace Gospel Baptist Church. She was a member of the Freedom Travelers Gospel group for many years.
    Survivors include her father and step-mother, Louie M. and Mary Elkins-Hillis of Woodbury; a son, Chris Byford of Woodbury; two brothers and  sisters-in-law: Tim (Teresa) Hillis of Warren County, TN, and Steve (Sharon) Hillis of McMinnville; two nephews, Nathan Hillis of Warren County and Michael Hillis of McMinnville; nieces, Amy Fults of McMinnville and Andrea Scheidler of Shelbyville; aunts, Margie Hillis of California and Daisy Young of California. She was prceded in death by her mother, Violet Fay Haley Hillis.
    Visitation is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. until the service 11 a.m. at High's Chapel in McMinnville.

     

  • Lawrence Bean

    Wednesday, 23 January 2013

    Mr. Lawrence B. Bean, 83, of Liberty, TN, died January 21, 2013. He was born in Washington, DC on November 11, 1929. His parents were the late Edwin Temple Bean, Sr. and Mary (a’Becket) Bean. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Osborne.

    Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (Axley) Bean of Liberty; son, Lawrence B. Bean, Jr. (“Skip”) and wife Jill of Penobscot, ME; daughters, Cynthia Lee Bailey of Rochester, NY, and Pamela (husband Christopher Panfil) of
    Angola, NY; step-son, Christopher Brunetto of Seminole, FL; step-daughter, Angeline Brunetto Sprague, M.D. and husband Timothy Sprague of Christiana, TN; brothers, Edwin Temple Bean, Jr. (wife Susan) of Buffalo, NY, and Neil Bean (wife Patricia) of Wilmington, NC. He had five grandchildren: Katherine Lee Bailey, Silas Jude Panfil, Becket Alexander Panfil, Kendall Faith Sprague and Ethan Ray Sprague.

    He was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in Lebanon, TN. He was involved in establishing the Carmel Center of Spirituality, a Catholic retreat center in Liberty (DeKalb County), TN. He and his wife Bonnie devoted much of their time and energy assisting the priests of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate at the Center.

    Mr. Bean grew up as a young man in East Aurora, NY. He was a veteran of the U. S. Naval ROTC program while at Clarkson College, NY, where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. He was President of Conax Florida Corporation of St. Petersburg, FL, which produces life support systems for the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Mr. Bean was an avid reader and had worked as a Librarian in the Dowelltown and Liberty Library for about 15 years.

    Mr. Bean had requested that his body be cremated. Memorial Mass arrangements are incomplete. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Carmel Center, P.O. Box 117, Liberty, TN 37095.
    Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • James Bradford Field

    Wednesday, 23 January 2013

    James Bradford Field (Jim), age 76, of Bradyville, TN., passed from this life unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. He was born on May 16, 1936 in Beloit, WI. to the late Frank and Audrey (Kerwin) Field. A private memorial service was held by his family at the Readyville Mill.
     
    He was proceeded in death by a brother, Gene L. Field of Fresno, CA.
     
    Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Lola (Laxton) Field of Bradyville, TN., daughter; Bridget (Russell) Rego of Tampa, FL., son; James (Rhonda) Field Jr. of Murfreesboro, TN., as well as two adopted children; Tammy and Darren Field. Jim was affectionately known as "Poppy" by his granddaughters; Hayley, Hannah and Hope Field of Murfreesboro, TN. and Eva and Alexandra Rego of Tampa, FL. He is survived by brothers; Frank (Shirley) of Las Vegas, NV., Jeffrey (Kathy) of San Antonio, FL., Brian (Jean) of Oldsmar, FL., and sister; Suzanne Field of Mobile, AL.
     
    He served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of New Hope Church of Christ for the past 25 years and of Minerva Drive Church of Christ recently.
     
    Jim was a hard working man of few words. Known for his strong work ethic, he was a skilled tradesman in flooring installation his entire life, who worked with his son the last 20 years. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and vintage cars. He will be greatly missed.
     
    A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 

  • Estes Vinson

    Monday, 21 January 2013

    Estes Vinson, age 87 of Nashville, TN passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013.  Mr. Vinson was born in Woodbury, TN on January 16, 1926 to Charley and Bessie Armstrong Vinson.  He worked as farmer and later in industrial supplies.  An avid gardener, his gardens were the envy of the neighborhood and he will be remembered for his work ethic.  
     
    He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Cecil, Harold and Pete Vinson; and sister, Juanita Hancock. 
     
    He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Jo Vinson; daughter, Belinda (Nelson) Garrett; son, Doug Vinson; and grandchildren, Chad Garrett, Holly (Burger) Estes and Heather Garrett.
     
    A celebration of Mr. Vinson’s life will be conducted at 11 A.M., Saturday, January 26, 2013 from the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Joe Vinson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury.    The family will receive friends from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Spring Hill Funeral Home and from 9 A.M. until 11 A.M., prior to the service, Saturday at Woodbury Funeral Home.   
     
    In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Alive Hospice. 
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home 615-563-2311

     

  • Andrew David Mitchell

    Monday, 21 January 2013

    Mr. Andrew David Mitchell, Retired Lieutinant Colonel with the U.S. Air Force, of Bradyville died at his home following an extended illness at the age of 80. He was born in Laurens, South Carolina on April 14, 1932. His parents were the late Andrew Mitchell and Mittie (Burton) Mitchell. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Julian Mitchell, Horace Mitchell and Betty Wolfe.
     
    He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia (Lynch) Mitchell of Bradyville; son, Andrew David Mitchell, II of Murfreesboro; daughters, Leslie & Jim Lloyd of Woodbury and Lisha & Jimmy Moore of Hawaii; a brother, Robert Harrison "Cooter" Mitchell of Laurens, SC; four grandchildren, Kimberly & Brandon Howard, Jacqueline Moore, Christopher & Priscilla Lloyd and Jennifer Lloyd & fiance` Kevin Taylor; five great grandchildren, Hunter Lloyd, Harley Lloyd, Kallie Lloyd, Carissa Holman and Kaydence Howard.
     
    Mr. Mitchell was a Retired Lieutinant Colonel of the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War with 22 years service. While in the Air Force he was involved with aircraft maintenance and missle maintenance. He worked on the Titan 1 and M.A.C.E. Programs at the Vandenburg Air Force Base, Test Range. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University. Mr. Mitchell had also been a real estate agent and car broker. After retiring from the military he and his family moved to Cannon County and made their home for over 35 years. Upon moving to Cannon County he became very active in coaching soccer in Murfreesboro until 1993. He was also President, board member and coach for Dixie Youth Baseball for many years.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 23 ,2013 from 7-9 PM. Memorial services will be Thursday, January 24 ,2013 at 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. The U. S. Military Honor Guard will be in attandance for funeral honors. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Alive Hospice, Leukemia Foundation and American Heart Association. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615)563-5337

  • James Ray LeFevers

    Monday, 21 January 2013

    Name:  James Ray LeFevers                                   Age:    89
    Date Died: Sunday, January 20, 2013           Where:   Stones River Hospital
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co.
    Survivors:  Wife of 66 years:  Janie Stacy LeFevers of Woodbury
    3 Daughters:  Wanda Snell of Athens, GA, Janie (Sam) Hightower of Richmond, VA, &          Carla Freeman of Winston-Salem, NC
    Grandchildren:  Christy Snell (Mark) Tucker, Lauren Hightower (Kevin) Ensley, S.J. Hightower, Jenna Freeman, Anna Freeman & Will Freeman
    Great Grandchildren:  Rossi Tucker & Lexie Tucker
    Mr. Ray was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, where he was a faithful deacon & elder for many years.  He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the army & earning a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal & a Bronze Star.  Mr. Ray was employed with Northcutt Motors as an appliance salesman & repairman & later by the town of Woodbury & as a school bus driver for Cannon County.
     
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 1:00 PM Tuesday 1/22/2013  
    Minister:  Bro. Al Bugg
    Visitation: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday 1/22/2013                                                                         
     In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors or American Diabetes Assoc.
       For online tributes , www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

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