Obituaries

  • Lillian Wallace

    Sunday, 5 July 2015

    Mrs. Lillian Smith Wallace, 103, died Thursday, July 2 in Hoover, AL following an extended illness. A native of Cannon County, Mrs. Wallace was the daughter of the late Mack and Mattie Higgins.
    For many years "Mrs. Mattie" owned and operated the Higgins House at the corner of East Main and McCrary Streets. It was the home for tourists, peddlers and local tenants until it closed in the 1980’s.
    Mrs. Wallace and her late husband, Hayden Smith, were owners of the Cannon Courier from the 1933 until 1950. After Mr. Smith’s death in 1951. Mrs. Lillian, a member of the Church of Christ, later married well known Church of Christ Minister G.K. Wallace, who died in 1988.
    For several years "Muddy" as she was so well known, made her home in Florida and later in Hoover, Alabama with her daughter. She remained active and visited her former home in Woodbury on many occasions. If you talked with Mrs. Wallace, you quickly saw wit, charm and a keen memory of her childhood days in Cannon County which she always liked to talk about with anyone she met.
    In 2006 the Woodbury Lions Club honored Mrs. Wallace as part of their 70th Anniversary celebration. Her former husband Hayden was a Charter Member and first President of the club which it was organized in 1936.
    Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Griner of Hoover, AL and Mrs. Sally Ann Smith of Riverview, FL; grandchildren Cindy (Jeff) Lawrence and Molly (Russ) Stringer; all of Hoover, AL; Hayden (Wendy) Smith of Riverview, FL and Beverly (Al) Fisch of St. Petersburg, FL; stepson Jim (Taffy) Wallace of Fayette, MO; seven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren.
    Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, July 9 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with graveside services following Tuesday, July 9, 2015 at Riverside Cemetery with Bro. Tim Gentry officiating.
    Serving as pallbearers were: nephews Andy Bryson and Hayden Bryson, Charles Sain Jim Stone, Joe Hawkins, Austin Jennings.
    The family requested memorial donations be made to Lillian and G.K. Wallace Scholarship or Billy Smith Preaching Scholarship both at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN. Contact Smith Funeral Home for further information (615)563-5337. Share memories and condolences with the family on the guestbook at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net
    Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Larry Cason

    Saturday, 27 June 2015

    Larry Wayne Cason, age 56, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at his home. He was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include his daughter, MacKenzie Cason of Readyville. He is also survived by several uncles, aunts, cousins, and many other friends of Bill W. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton "Shade" Cason & Wilma Dutton Cason, and his sister, Regina Doak. 

    Mr. Cason was a member of the Plainview Baptist Church, and was employed by Quality Industries as a metal finisher. He enjoyed playing golf, watching sports especially the Tennessee Vols, and loved his daughter, MacKenzie. 

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, June 28, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Heath officiating. Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the funeral home. 

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

     

  • Samuel "Whyte" Goin

    Saturday, 27 June 2015

    Mr. Samuel “Whyte” Goin, 73, of Woodbury passed away on June 26, 2015.  He was born in Auburntown, TN on January 28, 1942.  His parents were the late Ernest Ray Goin and Nell (Hayes) Goin.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Ray Goin and two sisters, Tina Nichols and Ruth Bain. 
                He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Layuna (Bailey) Goin and his son and daughter-in-law, David & Brandi Goin; two grandchildren, Bailey and Cameron Goin all of Woodbury;  niece, Tina & Ray Cooper; great niece Teresa Prater and great-great niece and nephew, Holly Prater and Cody Prater; also by numerous other nieces and nephews.
                Mr. Whyte grew up in Auburntown and was a member of the Auburntown Church of Christ.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart.  He was a long haul truck driver for over 20 years.  He drove for Tilford Trucking during that time and made many runs to Buffalo, New York to deliver chickens.  Mr. Whyte was always joking around and having a big time.  He loved to be outdoors and spent time feeding the birds.  He and Mrs. Layuna we married over 53 years and she came to visit him every day at the nursing home once he became ill.  He always loved to spend time with his grandkids.
                Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 2-8 pm.  The family will hold a private committal service and requests that no flowers be sent.  In lieu of flowers you may donate to the charity of your choice and may notify the family of your donation by contacting Smith Funeral Home. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Woodbury Health and Rehab for their care.  Share your memories and condolences on the guestbook page of www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Charlotte Winfree

    Friday, 26 June 2015

    Charlotte Rose Winfree age 67 of McMinnville, TN, (Centertown Community) died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was born June 08, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan, and was a retired educator of 30 years teaching elementary grades in Warren County primarily in Centertown and also at Covenant, she spoke fluent Spanish and taught others to speak it as well. Charlotte was a member of Bates Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she was an active member and enjoyed working with the young folks, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a volunteer at River Park Hospital, and she often visited with the patients at N.H.C. Health Care. She was an active member of the community, participated in a book club and in a support group, and loved to travel and write poetry.
     
    Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents Charles Harding and Hazel Josephine Daniel Winfree and she is survived by her sisters Kathy Dean Winfree, Rita (Tommy) Shehane, Janice (Mike) Reynolds all of McMinnville and Vicky (Kenneth) Dearman of Douglasville, GA, brothers Andy (Nadine) Winfree and David Winfree of McMinnville, TN; nephews and nieces Josh (Jenna) Winfree, Kent (Lisa) Winfree, Jarrett Winfree, Emily (Osvaldo) Lopez, Blaka (Nikki) Reynolds, Brett Youngblood, Caleb (Heather) Shehane, Isaac Shehane, Darrell (Janine) Winfree, Kelly Dearman, and Kenny Dearman. Many great nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, and friends also survive.
     
    Funeral service will be 2 PM Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Lyon Walkup and Mark Parker will officiate. Interment will follow at Blues Hill Cemetery. The Winfree Family will receive friends Friday from10 AM until 8 PM and again Saturday from 10 AM until the time of service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
     
    Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com
     
    24-Hour Obituary Information Line is 931-473-5700.
     
    McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 931-473-6606.

  • Roy Nichols

    Thursday, 25 June 2015

    Roy Perry Nichols, age 70, of Woodbury passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include Brothers, Thomas Earl Nichols & W.R. Nichols both of Woodbury; & Nieces, Ruth Ann (Dennis) Watts, Arlene (Dewey Barrett) Wilson, & Julie (David Speakman) Fitts. 

    Also surviving are several great nieces & nephews. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, William Richman & Maggie Lucille Davenport Nichols; Sister, Nancy Ann Nichols; Sisters-in-law, Ruth Nichols & JoAnn Nichols; Nephew, Jeff Nichols; Great great-nephew, Levi Watts. 

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, June 26, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Nichols officiating.  Interment will follow at Reed Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 9 PM Thursday, June 26, 2015 at the funeral home.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311

     

  • Bonnie Sissom

    Wednesday, 24 June 2015

    Bonnie Ruth Creson Sissom, age 84, of Manchester passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.  She was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include her granddaughter, Amy Brandon & husband, Brent Brandon of Woodbury; Sister, Jean Rigsby of Woodbury; Great Granddaughter, Anna Brandon of Woodbury; and Daughter-in-law, Pat Sissom of Woodbury. 

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Sissom; Parents, Casto & Mary Bragg Creson; Son, Charles Sissom; and Siblings, Edward Creson & Geneva Sutton. 

    She was a member of the Red Hill Church of Christ in Manchester & was retired from General Electric. 

    Memorial Services will be 5 PM Friday, June 26, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Hart officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 5 PM Friday, June 26, 2015 at the funeral home. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Red Hill Church of Christ (Manchester), American Heart Association, or Short Mountain Bible Camp.

     

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

  • Ova Bogle

    Wednesday, 24 June 2015

    Ova Barrett Bogle, age 84, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Woodbury Health Care.  She was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include her daughters, Charlene Bogle & Marlene Bogle, both of Woodbury; and Brother, Melvin (Glenda) Barrett, of Woodbury.  Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Brady Bogle; Parents, Willie & Bertha Pittman Barrett; and Brothers, Austin, W.T., & Donald Barrett.

    Ms. Bogle was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ and was a homemaker.

    Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Gilley officiating.  Interment will follow at Ivy Bluff Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 7:30 Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the funeral home.

  • Julio Gutierrez

    Tuesday, 23 June 2015

    Julio Miranda Gutierrez, 94, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at Stonecrest Hospital following an extended illness. He was a native of LaGrulla, Texas.
    He is survived by his Daughter & Son-in-law,  Evonne & Tony Gunter of Readyville; Grandson, Andy (Lindsey) Jordan; Great Grandchildren,  Peyton Bentlee & Preslynn Grace; Honorary Grandchildren:  Trisha & Clay Richards; Brothers-in-law:  Paul Reed, Jimmy D. (Dorothy) Reed and Marvin Reed; Sisters-in-law:  Frankie Goins and Jean Norton.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Pablo & Biatris Miranda Gutierrez and his wife, Ruby, whom he married on May 05, 1951. 
    A member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness’, Mr. Gutierrez was an accomplished man who spoke 3 different languages and in his early years, worked for Governor of Mexico. Always wanting to learn more, he was a farmer for over 35 years, a carpenter and retired from Chrysler Warren Stamping Plant where he was a welder.
    Graveside Services will be 10:30 am Thursday at Thyatira Cemetery with Bro. Gary Loux officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 5 pm until 7 pm, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • James Summar

    Monday, 22 June 2015

    James Gordon Summar, age 89, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 at NHC Healthcare-Murfreesboro. He was a life long resident of Auburntown, TN. 

    Survivors include his two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Barrett of Murfreesboro and Jamie Summar of Nashville; Granddaughter, Julie Walker of Readyville; Great-Grandson, Blake Walker; and Great-Great Granddaughter, McKenna Walker. 

    Mr. Summar was preceded in death by his parents, Mack J. Summar & Norene Smith Summar and his wife, Nell Witty Summar. 

    He was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church, veteran of World War II serving in the army, and a retired livestock dealer. He was a partner in the Murfreesboro Livestock Market and the Dekalb Livestock Market at Alexandria. 

    Services will be 1 PM Tuesday, June 23, at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Donnell Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 6 PM to 8 PM Monday, June 22, and Tuesday, June 23,  at 12 (noon) until time of service.

  • Loretta Dodd

    Sunday, 21 June 2015

    Loretta Morris Dodd, age 80, of Woodbury passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at Trust Point Hospital. She was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include her daughters, Rose Lee Nokes of Liberty, Connie (Gail) Dodd, Paulette (Steven) Osment, & Kendall Denise (Mark) Duggin, all of Woodbury; Brother, Leon (Audrey) Morris of Murfreesboro; Sisters, Shirley (Earl) St. John of Hermitage, Mary Wiley Gunter, Jeanette (Donald) Barrett, & Linda Lou (Dickey) Bedwell, all of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Ricky Nokes, Tracy & Terry Hill, Cory Chapman, Brent, Brian, & Katelyn Duggin; Great-Grandchildren, Kenny Fults, Keauna Nokes, Chloe Hill, Morgan Hale, & Klayton Chapman. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Gribble & Esta Lee Bogle Morris; Husband, Kenneth Dodd; and Granddaughter, Candace Dodd. 

    Ms. Dodd was a member of the Gassaway Church of Christ and was a Homemaker. 

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Gassaway Church of Christ with Bro. Herb Alsup & Bro. John Barker officiating.  Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 1 to 9 PM Sunday, June 21, 2015.

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