Obituaries

  • Carmine McAdoo

    Friday, 28 August 2015

    Carmine Willard (Black) McAdoo, age 91, died August 27, 2015, at 3:10 a.m. at Woodbury Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was a native of Cannon County and graduated from Auburn High School in 1942.  She worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company in Nashville, Tennessee, Atlanta, Georgia, and Miami, Florida, during World War II.  At the end of the war, she returned to Auburntown and was married to her high school sweetheart Hubert Earl McAdoo. They were married for 44 years until his death in 1992.  She was first and foremost a wife, mother, and homemaker. However, as her children grew up, she worked for various local businesses for short periods of time, which included Armour Creamery, Duke’s Appliance and Gifts, and Jennings Jewelers. She also enjoyed working as an Election Official for the Cannon County Election Commission and volunteering as an assistant for the Bloodmobile in Woodbury.
     
    Mrs. McAdoo is survived by two sons, Mike (Nita) McAdoo, Murfreesboro, TN; Bob McAdoo, Los Angeles, CA; and a daughter, Janice (Steve) Fletcher, Auburntown, TN.; four grandchildren, Beth Hancock, Bobby Fletcher, Tracy Tucker, and Allyson (David) Clemans; seven great-grandchildren, Lauren Tucker, Logan Short, Caleb Clemans, Jacob Clemans, Katie Hancock, Carter Hancock, and James Hancock. Additionally, she is survived by one brother, Charles (Annelle) Black of Midland, TX, brothers-in-law Ward Lane Odom of Martinsburg, WV; Edwin (Shirley) McAdoo of Murfreesboro, TN; and nieces and nephews.
     
    Mrs. McAdoo was preceded in death by her parents, Bentley and Irene Black; stepfather, J. Ray Campbell; one brother, William E. Black; one sister, Mary Ruth (Black) Odom; and an infant son, Harry Ames McAdoo.
     
    Mrs. McAdoo was a devout Christian and member of First Baptist Church, Woodbury, TN, where she served faithfully for many years as a children’s Sunday School teacher.  She also enjoyed attending the Cannon County Senior Center.  Before her health declined she had no greater joy than to cook for her family, which always included Ma’s fried chicken and cooked apples.  She began each day by reading her daily Bible reading and recording the day’s weather forecast.
     
    Visitation with the family is scheduled for Saturday, August 29, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Woodbury Funeral Home.  The funeral service will then begin at the close of visitation in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Zumbro officiating.  Following the services, burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Auburn Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 66, Auburntown, TN  37016, and North Boulevard Church of Christ, 2020 Vision, 1112 North Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN  37130
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Elaine Davis

    Tuesday, 25 August 2015

    Elaine Pack Davis, age 60, of Liberty passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at her home.  She was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include her husband, Mike Davis, of the Pea Ridge Community of Liberty; Daughters, Amy Michelle Davis & Amanda Lane Davis, both of Murfreesboro; Mother, Barbara Pack of Woodbury; Siblings, Ronny (Alice) Pack, Kathleen (Bobby) Davenport, & Allan (Sharon) Pack, all of Woodbury.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. 

    Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her father, Amon Pack; Maternal Grandparents, Resen & Jewel Page; and Paternal Grandparents, Anderson & Ruby Pack. 

    Mrs. Davis was a member of the Burt Baptist Church.  She was a school bus driver for the Dekalb County School System for 30 years and a tax preparer.  She was a master gardener and loved her flowers.  She especially loved her family and her three little dogs, Dave, Dan, & Buddy.  She enjoyed traveling, road trips, and searching antique malls with her husband, Mike. 

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Thursday, August 27, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. David Moody officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Dekalb Co.).  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 9 PM Wednesday, August 26, 2015 & 8 AM until time of service, Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the funeral home. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burt Baptist Church or to the Mt. Holly Cemetery.   

     

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

     

  • Elizabeth Buckingham

    Monday, 24 August 2015

    Mrs. Elizabeth Ann (Lowery) Buckingham, 70, of Readyville passed away on August 24, 2015.  She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio on April 22, 1945.  Her parents were the late Carl E. Lowery and Margaret E. (McCafferty) Lowery.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Rhea Buckingham; brothers, Eddie Lowery and George Lowery and a sister, Nancy Raines.
     
    She is survived by her sons, Paul (Tammy) Buckingham of Shelbyville, Joshua (Marlette) Buckingham and Jonathan (Janice) Buckingham both of Readyville; daughters, Beth (Mike) Paris of Rockvale, Deborah Buckingham of Readyville and Rachel (Santos) Vasquez of Bradyville; brothers, Tommy (Jean) Lowery of Brentwood and Milton (Shera) Lowery of Satsuma, AL; twenty grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
     
    Mrs. Buckingham took great joy in raising her family and spending time with her grandchildren.  She was the type of person who never met a stranger, always quick to share a story and talk with anyone.  She loved to read the Bible and attended Victory Baptist Church in Shelbyville.  She and her family enjoyed their farm life.   They raised dairy goats and a garden.  They enjoyed working together and were a very close knit family. 
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 11-2 pm.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Dr. Jim Tedder will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Lassiter Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Bible and Literature Missionary Foundation by contacting Smith Funeral Home.  Share memories and condolences at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Evelyn Witty

    Friday, 21 August 2015

    Evelyn G. Witty, 83, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  She was a native of Warren Co., Tn.          

    She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Alvie “Joe” Witty of Morrison; Son & Daughter-in-law, Brian & Dawn Witty of Morrison; Daughter-in-law, Cheryl Ann Witty of Morrison; Grandchildren, Ashley (Keith) Witty Brown, Jeremy Lincoln (Chesney) Witty, Bailey, Malia & Zoe Witty; Great Grandchildren, Cade Brown, Cadence Witty, Ashton Witty, Tucker Witty and Analyn Brown; She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Graham & Georgia Ann Youngblood Graham Riddle and her son, Michael Lynn Witty.

    A member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ, She worked in the office at Weaver Transport.  She loved her family and the Sunday dinners that she prepared for them.  She also had a love for quilting, gardening, crocheting and fishing.

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Coffee Co.  Visitation with family will be from 3 pm until 8 pm Friday, August 21, 2015 and Saturday until time of service.  

  • Ophia Turner

    Wednesday, 19 August 2015

    Ophia Mae Turner, 92, of Woodbury died Wed., August 19, 2015.  A native of Cannon Co., She was preceded in death by her parents, Wiley & Effie Sullins; her husband, Henry Turner; daughter, Linda Hollandsworth; Grandson, Wesley Hollandsworth; Son-in-law, Johnny Stacey and sisters, Lillian (Dee) Ferrell and Margaret Melton.

     

    She is survived by her children, Kim Stacey of Murfreesboro, Mike (Jody) Turner of Shelbyville; son-in-law, Gary Hollandsworth of Woodbury; Sisters, Dorothy Douglas and Josephine Ferrell both of Woodbury; 4 grandchildren, Leslie (Aaron) Self, Steven Hollandsworth, Valerie (Daniel) Gardner, Zane (Megan) Tyson and 10 great grandchildren, Justin & Jared Asbury, Britta Phillips, Jaelynn, Hailee, Alex, Taylor & Will Gardner, Rylee & Ty Tyson. 

     

    Ms. Turner was a member of the United Methodist Church.  She was a homemaker and seamstress.

     

    Graveside services will be 10 am Friday in Riverside Gardens with Bro. John Hembree officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Thursday at Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net 

     

  • William Bosworth

    Wednesday, 19 August 2015

    William Richard “Ray” Bosworth, 76,  died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Woodbury Health Care. He was a native of Louisville, KY.        
    He is survived by wife of 42 years, Annie Mooneyham Boswell of Woodbury; Special Nephew, Jeffery Alen Reed of Woodbury; Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law, Becky & Charles Davenport, Ralph & Betty Reed, Lovie Phillips, Buddy Mooneyham and Roy Mooneyham.
    Ray was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved and grew flowers, rock and arrowhead hunting, He also enjoyed Indian beadwork. A member of the Church of Christ, he was a veteran of the United States Navy.  Ray was a Transmission Mechanic.
    Funeral Services will be 3 pm Thursday, August 20, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Al Bugg & Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Interment will follow in the Prater Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be 11 am until time of service, Thursday, August 20, 2015.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311

  • Bobby Fagan

    Saturday, 15 August 2015

    Bobby Gene Fagan, husband, father and grandfather, died on Friday August 14th, 2015 in Murfreesboro, Tn. He was 79.
    Born in Marshall County, TN. on September 14, 1935, to Robert and Edith Fagan, he was one of seven children. He was a faithful and loving husband to Jennie Tindall Fagan, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year.
    Bobby retired from Frito-Lay after 32 years of service and moved to Cannon County shortly thereafter, in 1999.  He enjoyed gardening, classic cars, music and sports.  He especially loved his family and his church.  He was a member of the New Short Mountain Methodist Church and sung in the choir there.
    He is survived by his wife Jennie Fagan of Woodbury, sons, Gary (Janice) Fagan of Antioch and Darren (Laura) Fagan of Woodbury, daughter, Lisa (Neal) Smith of Smyrna.  Grandchildren, Nathiel Fagan, Colby Fagan, Amber Bryson, Trey Belton, Jennifer Blankenship, Lindsey Nicholas, Trent Fagan and Clay Fagan and 6 great grandchildren.  Brothers, Frank (Lois) Fagan of Chapmansboro, Sisters, Betty Lois (Joe) Sarsfield of Arrington, Judy Martin of Springhill and Susan (Al) Henson of Antioch.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Edith Fagan and his brother, Jerry Fagan.
    Services will be 3 pm Sunday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Don Spencer officiating.  Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Saturday.
    Pallbearers include Nathaniel Fagan, Colby Fagan, Trey Belton, Trent Fagan, Clay Fagan, Neal Smith, Jacob Belton and Mason Blankenship.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Donald Barrett

    Saturday, 15 August 2015

    Mr. Donald Wayne “Donnie” Barrett, 68, of Bradyville passed away on August 13, 2015.  He was born on December 18, 1946 in Woodbury, Tennessee.  He was preceded in death by his parents C. L. Barrett and Louise (Gill) Barrett and two brothers, Jimmy Barrett and Pearson Barrett.
    He is survived by son, Wesley Barrett of Texas; three brothers, Dee (Joan) Barrett, Joe (Billie) Barrett, Bobby (Betty Bailey) all of Woodbury; Shirley (Allen) Moody of Murfreesboro and Mary (Tom) Effler of Kentucky; two granddaughters, Sarah Barrett of Murfreesboro and Haven Carter of Christiana; also by many nieces, nephews and cousins; and good friend Paul Weaver.
    Donnie grew up in a large, close knit and hard working family.   He was the first of his family to be born in a hospital and his father and Dr. Adam’s had a bet whether he would be a boy or girl.  His father won the bet and only owed Dr. Adam’s $4 for delivering him.  The Barrett family always looked out for each other and worked together.  Donnie had a mechanical mind.  He loved to take things apart and put them back together to see what made them tick.  He was a talented mechanic and could work on heavy equipment.  His ability served him well over the years as he worked as a logger, dozer operator and welder.  He was also known to invent more than a few odd things like, the electric lawnmower with a wood chassis and a washing machine motor, the three wheeled bicycle and walnut huller.  He loved to go fishing, spend time with friends and laugh.  He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church. 
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 4-8 pm.  Funeral services will be Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Van Nichols will officiate.  Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337 

  • Ralph West

    Friday, 14 August 2015

    Mr. Ralph Mason West, age 90, of Woodbury, passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 at Tennessee State Veteran's Home.  He was a native of Cannon Co. 

    Survivors include his daughter, Delores West of Woodbury; Grandchild, Eric West of Woodbury; and Siblings, Mable Archey & Marie Morris, both of Nashville, G.P. West of Murfreesboro, & Anne Browning of Dickson. 

    Mr. West was preceded in death by his wife, Syble Rollins West; and Parents, Lillard & Josephine Cope West. 

    He was a member of the Elkins church of Christ and was a retired truck driver.  He served in World War II where he served in the Navy. 

    Graveside Services will be 2 PM Sunday, August 16, 2015 at West Cemetery with Bro. Joey Ferrell officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 7 PM Saturday, August 15, 2015  at the funeral home 

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, TN.

     

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

     

  • Larry Hollis

    Thursday, 13 August 2015

    Larry Nile Hollis, age 63 of Woodbury passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Select Speciality Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include his mother, Ovie Rogers Hollis of Woodbury; Children, Amanda Hollis, Emily Hollis, & Ricky Nile Hollis, all of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Olivia & Lindsey; Siblings, Debbie (Ronnie) Mahaffey of Woodbury & Shane (Joyce Ann) Hollis of McMinnville.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. 

    He was preceded in death by his father, Nile Hollis; and grandparents, C.D. & Lois Rogers and Comer & Gladys Hollis. 

    Mr. Hollis was a member of the church of Christ and was a factory worker at Greer and Chromalox. 

    Graveside services will be 11 AM Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Thyatira Cemetery with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Friday, August 14, 2015 at the funeral home. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with expenses.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

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