• Robert Weaver

    Saturday, 27 December 2014

    Funeral services for Finney Weaver, age 71, of Belvidere will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Monday in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Uselton officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held Sunday afternoon from 3:00 till 8:00 PM at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Mr. Weaver passed away Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

    Mr. Weaver grew up on horses from the time he was born. He showed walking horses at local shows and at the Celebration in Shelbyville as a child. As an adult he owned and operated a dairy farm in Lynchburg for years. During that time he owned and raised, and fell in love with, spotted saddle horses. He founded the first registry for spotted saddle horses and was the first president of the registry. Once the dairy operation was sold, he and Melissa raised, owned, and sold walking horses until his death. Their passion was their family, and their escape was horseback riding. He was inducted, for accomplishments and promotion of spotted saddle horses, as a Hall of Fame member in SSHBEA, a spotted saddle horse organization. He loved people and he loved life. He never met a stranger and he influenced the lives of many people, young and old.

    He is survived by his wife, Melissa Weaver, daughters, Kelley (Dwayne) Cawthon, Jenni (Jeremy) Byford, Pallie Weaver, sister, Brenda (Bill) Uselton, grandchildren, Krissy Delaughter, Meghan Brayton, Lauren Moore, R.J. Moore, John Michael Moore, Emma Ingram, Chesnie Ingram, and great grandchildren, Nathan and Gabriel.

  • Mavis Bly

    Tuesday, 23 December 2014

    Mavis Ruth Odom Bly, age 72, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Dickson Co., TN. 

    She is survived by her husband, James T. Bly of Canno Co.; Children, Betty Ann Mayo of Nashville, Bertha Elaine Kellebrew of Nashville, James Ray Bly I of Dickson, Vickie Diane Bly of Cannon Co., & Jo Ann Pelham of Nashville; Grandchildren, Lou Ann Marlow, Mavis Frances Mayo, James Ray Bly II, Rocky Joe Bly, James Alexander Reynolds, Dustin St. John, Kayla Lynn Clinton, Christiana Lynn Moore, & Roger Dale Kellebrew, Jr.   

    Also surviving are several great grandchildren. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Edgar Odom & Lou Helen McEwen Duke; son, Robert Eugene Bly; and sisters, Bobbie Jean McWright & Ann Elizabeth Duke. 

    She was a member of the Baptist church and retired from E.L. Bruce Hardwood. 

    Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Cummings Melton Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 11 to 8 PM Friday, December 26, 2014.


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  • Doris Driver

    Tuesday, 23 December 2014

    63 year old Doris Marie Driver of McMinnville passed away Monday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and employed at Shiroki North America. The funeral will be Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Nick Pelham will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Rosie Arnold Driver. Survivors include four sisters, Peggy McClain of Woodbury, Pat and Phillip Pelham of McMinnville, Jewell and Darrell Kirby of Smithville, and Debbie and Jeff Scurlock of Smithville. One brother, Robert and Debbie Driver of McMinnville. Nine nieces and nephews, Marcus and Dianna Grandstaff of Woodbury, Crystal Scurlock of McMinnville, Nick and Leslie Pelham of Smithville, Jonathan Scurlock of Smithville, Leanne and John Morrison of McMinnville. Chris and Kayla Cantrell of Silver Point, Ashley and Ryan Black of Soddy Daisy, Melita and Jonathan Holland of Morrison, and Lindsey Driver of McMinnville. Eight great nieces and nephews survive.

  • Dora Smith

    Monday, 22 December 2014

    Dora Lee Sissom Smith, age 74, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Somerset, KY. 

    She is survived by her husband, Daniel Smith of Bradyville; Children, Ezra Lee (Brenda) Sissom of Manchester, Joel Sissom of Manchester, Rachel Sissom, Andrea Sissom, Trudy (Jessica) Sissom, & Bryan Stankoff all of Bradyville; 5 Grandchildren, April Sissom, Chandra Sissom, Steven Prater, Misty Stankoff, & Ira Stankoff,; 5 Great-Grandchildren; Brother, Charles Purdue of Middletown, Ohio. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Newton Purdue & Nettie Purdue; Husband, Edgar Sissom; & Daughter, Gerenda Sissom. 

    She was a member of the Philadelphia Church of God, and a mom and housewife. 

    Graveside Service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Gilley Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 1 to 8 PM Tuesday, December 23, 2014 & until time of service Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home. 
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  • Willie Bullard

    Sunday, 21 December 2014

    Willie Howard “Red” Bullard, age 93 of Murfreesboro, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at Tennessee State Veterans Home. He was a member of the Minerva Drive/Salem Creek Church of Christ congregation for fifty years. He was a World War II Army Veteran, where he proudly served his country during the D-Day Invasion of Normandy Beach, the Battle of the Bulge and numerous other battles. He served as a police officer for forty years in Lebanon, TN, Rockledge, FL, Smyrna, TN and finally retired from MTSU campus security.
    While he enjoyed gardening and telling stories of his days on the police force, the love of his life was his wife of 71 ½ years, Oleta. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Alex and Estelee Melton Bullard; brother, Edward Bullard; sisters, Jessie Mae Baines, Thelma Lois Bryan. He is survived by his wife, Gracie Oleta Bullard; daughter, Linda (Wayne) Dockery; granddaughter, Pam (John) Vasser; great-grandchildren, Alex and Miranda; and several nieces and nephews.
    A chapel service will be Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Jennings and Ayers. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery in Cannon County. Ron Harper will officiate.
    Visitation with the family will be Sunday, December 21, 2014 4:00-8:00 PM at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home, 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, Tn 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave online condolences at
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Salem Creek Church of Christ.|
    Special thanks goes to the staff at the Tennessee State Veterans Home

  • Heather Holt

    Sunday, 21 December 2014

    Heather Sanders Holt age 29 of the Short Mountain Community passed away Saturday morning at her residence.  She was born August 4, 1985 to her parents, Gary and Patsy Markum Sanders.  She was a retail clerk and attended Center Hill Baptist Church.  Heather is survived by her mother, Patsy Sanders of the Short Mtn. Community; father, Gary (Dorothy) Sanders of Smithville; 1 brother, Anthony Mooneyham of Smithville; 1 sister, Melissa Stembridge of Woodbury; 2 step-brothers, Wayne and Cody Johnson both of Smithville.  Paternal grandparents, Lincoln and Wilma Sanders of the Short Mtn. Community; Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.  Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Shonnie Sanders officiating and burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Warren County.  Visitation with the family will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9AM until the time of the service at 1:PM.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Gregory Hollandsworth

    Sunday, 21 December 2014

    Name      Gregory Hollandsworth                          Age: 73
    Date Died: Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 @ 12:45 am                Where:  At his home in Murfreesboro
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., Tn.
    Son: Christopher Hollandsworth of Murfreesboro
    Brothers:  Gary Hollandsworth of Woodbury & James Coleman (Butch) Hollandsworth of St. Mary, Ohio
    Brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law:  Paul & Cynthia Foster, Mary Lynn (Dale) Bush, Margie West, Jennie Foster, June Foster & Judy Foster all of Woodbury
    Gregory was preceded in death by his parents, James Coleman  & Eldie Bell Womack Hollandsworth; his wife, Wanda Foster Hollandsworth; his son, Gregory Chad Hollandsworth; and brothers-in-law: Doris, Kenneth & Glenn Foster & Jack West.
    Mr. Hollandsworth was retired from Rich Products. 
    Graveside Service:  Riverside Gardens       When:  11 am Monday, 12/22/14
    Minister: Bro. Herb Alsup               Visitation:   9 am until time of service Monday 
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alive Hospice C/O Woodbury Funeral Home

  • Pharris Sissom

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014

    Pharris Glen Sissom, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford following an extended illness.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his children, Sandi (Eric) Reed of Readyville and Darryl Sissom of Woodbury; grandchildren, Chris & Dustin Reed and Lauren Sissom; Great Grandchildren, Ethan, Carson and Makenna Reed, Ayden & Lilly Sissom; Siblings:  Donna Taylor, Wanda Daily, Ellis, Morgan, Barney and Edward Sissom all of Cannon Co.
    Mr. Sissom was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Sissom and Hessie Duke Sissom and brother, Carl Sissom. He served in the Army, as a Medic, in the Korean War.  Mr. Sissom was retired from Ford Motor Company and a member of the Senior Citizen Center where he served as a former board member. 
    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Sissom officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 6 pm – 9 pm Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.
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  • Jimmy Love

    Sunday, 14 December 2014

    Mr. Jimmy Goff Love, age 82, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at his home. He was a native of Putnam County.

    He is survived by his children, Rhonda Jane Jackson of Little Rock, AR,Cindy Love Readyville, Kathy Sue (Eugene) Anderson of Manchester, Jimmy Alan (Christie) Love of Woodbury, Billy (Betty) Love of Woodbury, and Joy (Johnny) Resko of Bradyville and Larry Campbell of Readyville.
    Also surviving are 14 Grandchildren: Errin, Lea, Leslie, Katie, Kayla, Jesse, Hawk, Autumn, Jonathan, Tiffany, Carla, Mandy, Tessa and Eldon and 10 Great-Grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hosie Love & Myrtle Elvira LaFever Love; wife, Kathleen Davis Love; son, James Michael Love; and grandson, Gene Alan Anderson.
    He was a member of the Church of God, and a carpenter and a farmer.
    Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Goff Cemetery in Putnam County. Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 to 9:00 Monday, December 15, 2014.


  • Beverly Adamson

    Sunday, 14 December 2014

    Beverly Sue Howse Adamson, 42, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Cannon Co., Tn. 

    She is survived by her children, Christopher Adamson, Amanda (Zachary) Davis & Brooke Adamson all of Woodbury; Parents,  Ronnie & Sue Howse of Woodbury; Brother,  Timothy (Susan) Howse of Woodbury. Also surviving are several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. 

    She was a member of the Church of Christ and a stay at home mom. 

    Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.


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