Obituaries

  • Marion Vance

    Monday, 29 May 2017

    Name      Marion “Minnie” Foster Vance                   Age: 81
    Date Died: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 1:55 PM             Where: Stones River Hospital
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., TN.

    SurvivorsDaughter:  Kathey Vance of Woodbury

     

    Nieces & Nephews:  Kimberly Smithson, Melissa Young,

    Tammy McGonigal, Kerry Foster & Charles Markum.

     

    Marion was preceded in death by her parents, John Dewey & Martha Blair Foster;

    her husband, Winfred Ray Vance; brother, Max “Kelly” Foster & her sister, Dorothy “Dot” Bryant.

      She was a member of Plainview Baptist Church & was a Dietitian Assistant at Trevecca Nazarene College,

    Sunny View Health Care and State of Tennessee.  She also owned Minnie’s Country Crafts.

     
    Graveside Services:  Riverside Gardens   When:  2:00 pm, Tues. 05/30/17
    Minister:   Bro. Wade Campbell  
    Visitation: from 12 (noon) until time of service Tuesday

  • Gid Bailiff

    Saturday, 27 May 2017

    Gid Kenneth Bailiff, age 83, of Woodbury went home to be with the Lord on May 27, 2017.  He was born November 22, 1933 in Liberty, Tennessee and was preceded in death by his parents, Fuson & Selma Sorrells Bailiff, his loving wife of 58 years, Naomi Hutchinson Bailiff, his sister, Helen Bailiff, and his granddaughter, Jennifer Kemp Mulligan.
    Surviving are his children, daughters, Deborah Parks and her husband LTC Michael Parks, Thresia Horn and her husband Terry Horn, and his son David Bailiff.  Granddaughters, Emily Haynes and her husband Charles Haynes, and Anna Rowland and her husband David Rowland.  His great grandchildren, Olivia Mulligan and Madden Haynes.  He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Ruth McPeak, brother-in-law, Harold Hutchinson, as well as 4 nieces, 2 nephews, and numerous cousins.
    Gid was a loving Husband and Father and a Veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War.  He owned and operated G.K. Bailiff Heating & Air for over 30 years.  He was a Deacon and a member of the Lakewood Baptist Church.
    Funeral arrangements will be 10 AM Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Wade Campbell officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery with military honors.  Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Woodbury Funeral Home from 4 PM to 8 PM.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Ricky Parker

    Tuesday, 23 May 2017

    Ricky Lynn Parker, 52, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at his home following an extended illness. He was a native of Cannon Co., TN.

    He is survived by his parents, Zenith & Martha Spry Parker of Woodbury; Sister & Brother-in-law, Pam & Richard Harris of Woodbury; 2 Aunts, Nila Reed & Wanda (Russell) Burks and several nieces and nephews.

     

    He was a member of the Nazarene Church.

     
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Thursday, May 25, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Wright & Jimmy Hodge officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

     

  • Nellie Ferrell

    Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    Nellie Marie Ferrell, age 69, of Woodbury passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  She was a native of Dekalb Co.
     
    Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Paul H. Ferrell of Woodbury; Daughter, Viva Gail Johnson of Smithville; 3 Grandchildren, Brad (Brandy) Johnson of McMinnville, Melissa Johnson of Cookeville, & Debra Johnson of McMinnville; Siblings, Jennie Herman of Smithville, Mary Chapman of Smithville, & Jo Helen Melton of La Vergne; 4 Great Grandchildren & 2 Step Great Grandchildren.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
     
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Jones Vernon Johnson & Mai Lawrence Johnson; and brothers, Willie, Frank, Fred, & Issac Johnson.
     
    Mrs. Ferrell was a member of the Baptist church and was a seamstress at Colonial Corporation and Valdor.  She loved flowers and working in her garden.
     
    Funeral Services will be 3 PM Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Aarat Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM to 9 PM Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

     

  • Jennie Todd

    Monday, 15 May 2017

    Jennie Lee Witty-Todd, 88, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at NHC –Lewisburg.  She was a native of Manchester, TN.
    She is survived by her children, Judy Wilson of Mt. Juliet, Thressa Langston of Murfreesboro, Denise Scott of Shelbyville, & Jeff (Alice) Witty of Lewisburg; also surviving are grandchildren and great grandchildren.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace Alma Hall and Jessie Pearl Youngblood Hall; husbands, John W. Witty and Lilburn Todd, Jr.; Son, John Vince Witty; Sons-in-law, Jack Wilson, Rob Scott & Chuck Langston.

     

    Ms. Jennie was a member of the Church of Christ and was retired from Heil-Quaker in Lewisburg.  She loved to quilt and work puzzles.

     
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Brian Witty officiating.  Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 7 pm Monday, May 15, 2017.      
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Jimmy Johnson

    Friday, 12 May 2017

    Mr. Jimmy P. Johnson, 66, of Woodbury passed away on May 11, 2017 after an extended illness.  He was born on January 19, 1951 in Griffin, Georgia.  He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Johnson and by a brother, Tommy Johnson. 
    He is survived by his wife, Linda J. Dunn Johnson; his mother, Doreen Paul Johnson of Madison; his son, Chris Johnson; step-son, Alan (Rena)Duggin of Woodbury; step-daughter, Kim (Johnny) Duggin of Woodbury; sisters, Jeaneice Shearon of Gallatin and Lynn Johnson of Gulfport, MS; and a granddaughter.
    Mr. Jimmy was a veteran of the US Navy serving two tours of duty in Vietnam.  After leaving the Navy he went to work as a welder in the ship yard at Gulf Port, MS.  He moved to Tennessee and kept welding at Murfreesboro Tool and Engineering.  The many years of hard work caused an injury to his neck which forced him to retire.  He spent a lot of his free time watching action movies at home and going to the shooting range for target practice.  He and Mrs. Linda had two dogs, Taz and Spanky, which they loved very much.  He was a member of the Dillon Street Baptist Church.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 4-8pm and on Saturday, May 13, from 11-2pm.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Ray Patrick will officiate.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Veteran’s Charity of your choice.  Contact Smith Funeral Home if you would like to notify the family of a memorial donation.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Charles Richardson

    Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    Charles Brent Richardson, 55, Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at Erlanger Medical Center.  He was a native of Grundy Co., TN.
    He is survived by his Daughter, Tammy (Michael) Haycox of McMinnville; Siblings, Glen (Wanda) Richardson, Dean (Hubert) Richardson and Morris Richardson all of Grundy Co., Gerald (Jean) Richardson of NC, and Melba (Norman) Richey of McMinnville; Special Nephew and Nieces, Nickelous (Elisha) Richey of McMinnville, Lema & Larena “Possum” Youngblood of Woodbury and Fiancée, Kim Blanton of Woodbury. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence & Oma Lee Bouldin Richardson, his brother Vernon Richardson and his sister, Lemma Richardson.

     

    Brent was the owner of Richardson Concrete and a member of the Cannon Co. Walking Horse Assoc.  He loved helping others, riding horses, four wheelers, motorcycles and hunting.  Brent would help anyone and was a friend to everyone especially the elderly and children.

     
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sunday, May 14, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Blues Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers include Nick Richey, Clint Blanton, Jason Judkins, Charlie Mullican, Gary Dyer, Wayne & Trent Hancock and Kevin Bortnick. Visitation with the family will be  from 12 noon to 8 pm Saturday, May 13, 2017. 
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home for funeral expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Geral Foster

    Monday, 8 May 2017

    Geral Foster, 79, of South Lyon, MI passed away Sunday, May 07, 2017 following an extended illness.

    He is survived by his sons, Stephen (Lisa) Foster of South Lyon, MI. and Brian Foster of Romulus, MI.; brothers, Ronnie (Faye) Foster & Nile Foster all of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Joseph Williams & Alysha Foster. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

     

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Inice Sissom Foster; brothers, Harold, Troy, Larry & Leon Foster.

     

    Mr. Foster was a retired truck driver and he loved to fish.

     
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Thursday, May 11, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until 2 pm Thursday, May 11, 2017.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for the family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Charles Wade Alexander

    Friday, 5 May 2017

    Charles Wade Alexander, age 55, of Woodbury passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  He was a native of Cannon County.
     
    Survivors include his mother, Claudette Bowen Alexander of Readyville; Children, April Alexander (Joe Lorance) of Readyville & C.W. Alexander of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Jacob, Kayne, & Lilee Lorance; Brother, Claude (Traci) Alexander of Readyville; and Sister, Cynthia (Sastri) Alexander Kodavanti of Readyville.  Several nieces and nephews and Foster Child also survive.
     
    He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Alexander.
     
    Charles was a member of the church of Christ and was owner and operator of Charles' Wrecker & Automotive Service.  He was also a member of the Cannon County High School Football Booster Club.  Charles enjoyed life to the fullest and enjoyed spending his time at the lake, mud bogs, and four-wheeling.
     
    Funeral services will be 1 PM Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Bowman officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 8 PM Friday, May 5, 2017 at the funeral home.
     
    Pallbearers:  Michael Alexander, Brett, Jesse, & Ben Alexander, ViJay Kodavanti, Terry Lehew, Ethan Foster, David Green, & Jim Lloyd.
     
    Honorary Pallbearers:  Thursday Night Crew & his Lake Family
     
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cannon County High School Football Booster Club.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Cason Lack

    Thursday, 4 May 2017

    Cason Alan Lack, stillborn son of Alan & Kenzie Cason Lack of Woodbury, passed away on April 27, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford.
    In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Sandra (Alan) Whitesell of Woodbury and Belinda (Rex) Campbell of Auburntown; Great Grandparents,  Jimmy Bugg of Woodbury, Ivadell Randolph of Smithville; Uncle and Aunts,  Brandon Campbell, Danielle Lack, Stephanie (Jason) Brown, Natalie Steinback and Wendy (Patrick) Clayborn.

    Cason was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Larry Cason & Phillip Lack; great grandparents, Joyce Reed Bugg, Shade and Wilma Cason and David Randolph.

     

    Graveside Services will be 2 pm Friday, May 5, 2017 at Riverside Gardens with Bro. Charlie Gunter officiating.  

     

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

     

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