Obituaries

  • Sammy Shepherd

    Sunday, 29 March 2015

     

    Mr. Sammy D. Shepherd, age 73, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at NHC Healthcare-Hillview in Columbia, TN.  He was a native of Imboden, VA. 

    He is survived by his wife, Janice Katherine Underwood Shepherd of Mt. Pleasant, TN; 3 sons, Darrell Marvin (Cynthia) Shepherd of Savannah, GA, William Marcus (Lori) Shepherd of Sparta, & Scott Anthony (Susan) Shepherd of Melbourne, FL; 5 grandchildren, Samantha, Alex, Danielle, Derek, & Brett Shepherd; 2 sisters, Betty Daniels & Helen Mitchell, both of Michigan; & 2 brothers, Clyde Shepherd of Michigan & Charles Shepherd of Kentucky. 

    Mr. Shepherd was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian Marvin Shepherd & Ruby Luvine Marcus Shepherd; 2 Brothers, James Monroe Shepherd & Roger Lee Shepherd, Sr.; and 2 Brothers-in-law, Howard Lee Mitchell & Jim Daniels. 

    He was a retired engineer with General Motors. 

    Graveside services will be 2:30 PM Monday, March 30, 2015 at Blues Hill Cemetery with Bro. Hunter Hay officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM to 12 Noon Monday at the Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Melvin Daniel

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015

    65 year old Melvin Eugene Daniel of Smithville passed away early Monday morning at the ER of DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a long time member of the Mt. Moriah The Baptist Church where he was a deacon for over 30 years. He was also retired from Carrier Corporation. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Mr. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, Phocean and Jean Fults Daniel and father and mother-in-law, Alvie and Lawanda Herman. Survivors include his wife, Judy Daniel of Smithville. Two daughters, Amanda and Scott South of Smithville and Breeann and Chad Hale of Woodbury. Three grandchildren, Avery and Gracin South of Smithville and Shelby Grace Hale of Woodbury. Brother-in-law, Sam Herman of Liberty and several nieces and nephews also survive.

  • Danny Stewart

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015

    67 year old Danny Steve Stewart of Smithville passed away Sunday at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life. He was also retired from Star Manufacturing. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.. Dr. Doretta Hutchins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Stewart was preceded in death by his parents, Frank James and Allene Ames Stewart and two brothers, Ronnie and Ralph Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Hill Stewart of Smithville. Two daughters, Stephanie and Chad Edens of Woodbury and Jamie and Ralph West of Rock Island. Two sons, Craig Hill of Smithville and Kyle Hill of Michigan. Five grandchildren, Kyleigh Hill of Smithville, Fletcher Moore, Emma Edens, and Graham Edens all of Woodbury, and Easton West of Rock Island. One sister, Dail and Gary Simons of McMinnville. Four brothers, Frank W. and Kaye Stewart of McMinnville, Roger and Glenda Stewart of McMinnville, Linsey and Regina Stewart of Beersheba Springs, and Melvin and Tammy Stewart of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     

  • Gladys Underwood

    Monday, 23 March 2015

    Gladys Anderson Underwood, 97, died Monday, March 23, 2015 at Stones River Hospital following an extended illness.  She was a native of  Washington Co., GA.
    She is survived by her 3 Children, Clayton Thomas (Delores) Underwood, Harold (Dorcas) Underwood and Patricia (Lonny) Hull all of Woodbury; sister, Ethel Scarbough of Woodbury; 10 grandchildren, Richard Thomas Underwood, Vicky Lynn Stone, Jeffery Clayton Underwood, Tammy Klingler, Tim Underwood, Allison Jakoby, Debra Vann, Donna Lucas, Dawn Vann & Patrick Chistensen. Also surviving are 13 Great Grand and 7 Great-Great Grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
    Mrs. Underwood was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Thomas Anderson and Eleren Hilson Anderson; husband, Clayton A. Underwood;  son, Richard Lewis Underwood; daughter-in-law, Joann Bryant Underwood; and siblings, Eva Lee Brantley and Curtis Anderson.
    Mrs. Underwood was a housewife and a member of the Nazarene Church, but attended Cornerstone Baptist Church.  She was a Sunday school teacher for over 50 years.  She loved reading especially her bible and loved to quilt. 
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Thursday, March 26, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers:  Clayton Underwood, Carter Underwood, Scott Stone, Matt Carnes, Tim Underwood, Kyle Klingler, Kevin Klingler, Al Underwood, Brian Jakoby and Honorary Pallbearers:  Jeffery Underwood, R. E. “Dickie” Smith, Russell Fite, Marty Youngblood, J. T. “Jamie” Underwood. Visitation with the family will be Wed.,  March 25, 2015 from 2 to 8 pm. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Ina Sparks

    Monday, 23 March 2015

    Mrs. Ina F. Sparks, 83, of White House passed away Sunday March 22, 2015.  She was born in Auburntown, TN on November 21, 1931.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Clare Kennedy and Pearl Spurlock Kennedy; her husband Richard M. Sparks; step-daughter, Lorene Bennett and step-granddaughter, Marissa Bennett.
     
                    She is survived by her daughter, Jana & Alvin Krantz of White House; step-daughters, Genie & Lee Marr, Beverly & John Watson and Tonya Reynolds; a brother, John W. & Betty Kennedy of Murfreesboro; eight grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and ten step-great grandchildren.
     
                    Mrs. Sparks moved to Nashville at an early age with her family.  She graduated from East High School.  She was a retired bookkeeper.  Mrs. Sparks loved to read constantly.  She enjoyed watching westerns and listening to Blue Grass.  She and her husband spent many happy times camping and fishing in Dover and going to Blue Grass Festivals.  Her true joy came from spending time with her family.  She especially loved staying with them during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
     
                    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 10-12 pm.  Graveside services will follow in Donnell Cemetery.  Rev. Jim Rich and Pastor Alvin Krantz will officate. Share condolences and memories at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Willette Upchurch

    Friday, 20 March 2015

    Name:    Willette Lane Upchurch                                                                       Age:  64
    Date Died: Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 9:24am        Where:  St. Thomas Rutherford
    Birthplace:  Cannon County
    Survivors: Children:  Brittney (Juan) Gonzalez and Bryan (Erica) Lane all of Murfreesboro
    Grandchildren:  Aliah & Moses Lane and Alexander & Liam Gonzalez
    2 Brothers:  Jerry (Joyce) Lane of Woodbury and Harold Lane of Beech Grove
    She was preceded in death by her parents:  Harry & Minnie Lorance Lane; husband, Wayne Upchurch; & 2 brothers, Lawrence & James Lane.
    Memorial Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home    When:  2:00 PM Sat. 3/21/2015
    Visitation: 12:00 (Noon) until time of service Sat. 3/21/15      
    Minister: Bro. Greg Mitchell
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help with funeral expense. 
     
              To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Ben Ready

    Tuesday, 17 March 2015

    Mr. Ben A. Ready, 73, of Readyville passed away on March 16, 2015.  He was born in Woodbury, TN on January 12, 1942.  His parents were the late Thomas E. "Poss" Ready, Sr. and Irene (Arnold) Ready.
                    He is survived by two brothers, Robert & Susan Ready of Readyville and Thomas & Edith Ready of Blountville, TN; a nephew, William Ready of Knoxville; a niece, Cynthia Meese of Knoxville and  two great nieces.
                    Mr. Ready was a native of Cannon County.  He graduated from Blountville High School.  He continued his education at David Lipscomb University and East Tennessee State earning a degree in Mathmatics.  Mr. Ready was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a retired employee of the V. A. Hospital in Murfreesboro with about 25 years service.  When he wasn't working he liked to work puzzles and read.  One of his favorite things to do was ride the back roads of Cannon County.  He liked being out in nature, watching the birds and wildlife. 
                    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 11-1 pm.  Graveside services will follow at Riverside Cemetery.  Tim Gentry will officiate.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Cannon County Rescue Squad.  Memories and condolences may be shared on the guestbook page of  www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net; Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Michael Ramey

    Monday, 16 March 2015

    Name      Michael Alan Ramey                                                                        Age: 42
    Date Died: Saturday, March 14, 2015                    Where: at Vanderbilt Hospital     
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Survivors: 2 Brothers: Eddie Ramey of Woodbury; Buford Ramey of Cleveland, OH.
    Grandfather: Thurman Bogle of Woodbury
    1 Niece: Erica Ramey of Woodbury
    Nephews: Jacob and Matthew Ramey of Cleveland, OH.
    Great Nieces: Elizabeth Ramey, Kaitlyn & Kelsey Ramey
    2nd Mother: Ann Mooneyham
    Good Friends: Tim, Chris, and Jamie Mooneyham
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Buford Ramey and Glenda Sams Kenney; Grandmother, Eula Sams Bogle; Aunt, Sandra Kay Ferguson.
    He was a construction worker and a member of the Baptist church.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home    When:  2:00 pm Wed., 3/18/2015
    Minister: Bro. Greg Mitchell                    Interment: MacMahan Cemetery                  
    Visitation: Tuesday, 3/17/15 from 11 AM to 9 PM
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses.
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Truman Prater

    Sunday, 15 March 2015

    Name      Truman Prater                                                                        Age: 68
    Date Died: Friday, March 13, 2015                    Where: at his home
    Birthplace: Cannon County
    Survivors: Wife:  Ann Merriman Prater of Woodbury
    Mother:  Laura Gentry Prater of Warren County
    Children:  Mark (Tabatha) Prater, Tim Prater and Latisha (Stan) Myers all of Woodbury
    5 Grandchildren:  Jessica Prater, Brandon Prater, Holly Prater, Cody Prater & Samantha Mullican Howell
    3 Great Grandchildren:  Shaylynn Davenport, Coleigh Davenport & Skylar “Jasper” Howell
    7 Siblings: Faye (Phillip) Adcock of Belk Community, Brenda (Joe) Prater of Woodbury Nadine (Danny) Sain, Janice (James) Coleman, Gail (Danny) Gillette, Donny Prater, and Jimmy (Teresa) Prater all of Warren Co.
    In-Laws: Wayne (Rachel) Merriman of Woodbury, Linda (Donald) Foster, and Jimmy (Carolyn) Merriman all of Warren Co.
    He was preceded in death by his father, George Prater of Warren Co.; Sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Wavil and Tom Alford
    He was a factory worker at Nissan, mechanic at Tennessee Trailer Sales, and a farmer. He was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home    When:  2:00 pm Tuesday, 3/17/2015
    Minister: Bro. Jeff Cripps                    Interment: Pleasant View Cemetery                   
    Visitation: Monday 3/16/15 from after 12 pm
    Pallbearers: Mark Prater, Tim Prater, Brandon Prater, Jerry Beaty, Marlon Alford, and Paul Sain
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Cathy Smithson

    Friday, 13 March 2015

    Cathy Aslene Moss Smithson, age 64, of Woodbury, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Stones River Hospital.  She was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include her daughter, Sherry (Chad) Hayes of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Christopher & Joseph Wilder of Maryville, Lindsey & Andy Jordan of Bradyville, & Cody Hayes of Woodbury; 3 Great-Grandchildren, Dykota-Lynn Wilder of Maryville, Peyton Wilder & Preslynn Jordan of Bradyville; Sisters-in-law, Carolyn, Christine, Jeanette, & Linda Moss, all of Woodbury.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. 

    She was preceded in death by her son, Greg Smithson; parents, Thelma & Sam Bernal; father, Youree Moss; brothers, Don, Gene, Jimmy, Roy, & Charles Moss. 

    Ms. Smithson was a member of the Baptist church and was a CNA Nurse. 

    Funeral services will be 4 PM Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 9 PM Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the funeral home.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311

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