Obituaries

  • Roy Rogers

    Sunday, 22 January 2017

    Roy Dale Rogers, age 60, of Woodbury passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Manchester Nursing Care.  He was a native of Paris, Illinois.
    Survivors include his mother, Stella Imogene Bush Rogers of Woodbury; son, Michael Eugene Rogers of Westville, IL; Granddaughters, Ashley & Brittany, both of Ridgefarm, IL; Great Grandson, Karter Michael of Ridgefarm, IL; Siblings, Everett Eugene Rogers, Jr. of Woodbury, Billy (Angela) Rogers of Manchester, Kathy (Jim) Allen of Toledo, OH, Sharon (Jeff) Newlin of Georgetown, IL, Carla (David) Newlin of Georgetown, IL, and Regina (Mike) Wallace of Murfreesboro.  Several nieces and nephews also survive, including special grand nephew, Blake Ryan Souviron, who was born on Roy's 60th birthday.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Everett Eugene Rogers, Sr. and sister-in-law, Nelda Seal Rogers.
    Mr. Rogers was a retired mechanic and a farmer.
    Visitation with the family will be from 12 until 2 PM Monday at Woodbury Funeral Home.  Private family graveside will immediately follow at Cherry Cemetery with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cherry Cemetery.
     

  • Larry Hiles Sr.

    Friday, 20 January 2017

    Larry James Hiles, Sr., 70, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at his home following an extended illness. 
    He is survived by his children, Larry “Bumper” Hiles and Jamie Sheree Hiles; sisters, Vivan Johnson of Woodbury & Shelia Dodgen of Smyrna and companion, Christine Alford of Woodbury. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, James & Clara Hiles.
    Larry was self-employed with auctions and was a veteran of the Navy.  He enjoyed working in plants and flowers, auctions, antiques and arguing politics.
    Funeral services will be 3 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jewell Frame officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Sunday, January 22,2 017 from 10 am until 3 pm. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net to leave condolences to his family. 
     

  • Lloyd Gannon

    Friday, 20 January 2017

    Lloyd Gannon, 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at his home following an extended illness.  He was a native of Cannon Co.      
    He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara Gannon of Woodbury; Children,  Johnny (Diane) Gannon and Lisa (Chris) Patterson both of Woodbury, Terry (Susie) Gannon of Manchester and Kevin (Jessica) Gannon of Bradyville; Grand Children, Matt, Carlie, Annie, Ricky Jr. and Christy Gannon, Ashley (CJ) Patterson and Hagan Fann; Great Grandchildren,  Cason & Chase Patterson; Siblings, Faye Thomas, Lonnie (Pat) Gannon & Wade (Judy) Gannon; Sisters-in-law, Judy Koval & Fannie Gannon.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Evelyn Pelham Gannon; son, Ricky Gannon; siblings, Floyd Gannon, Jackie Gannon & Betty Ann Parker.
    Lloyd was an Elder at Elkins Church of Christ and was retired from TN. Farmer’s Co-Op in LaVergne after 26 years.  He loved putting out a garden, raising flowers and spending time with his whole family.
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Sunday, January 22, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with  Bro. Norman Pelham and Brian Womack officiating.  Interment will follow in the Prater Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 9 pm. Saturday, January 21, 2017. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for his family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Barry Gentry

    Tuesday, 17 January 2017

    Barry Ray “Dean” Gentry, 60, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at his home following an extended illness. He was a native of Davidson Co. and lived in Shelbyville.
    He is survived by his parents, Charles Gentry & Elvena Todd Gentry of Petersburg; Wife, Patty Smith of Shelbyville; Children, Barry Ray (Kathy Lynn) Murphy and Amy Michelle (Jody) Swygert both of Chattanooga and Christy Lynn Smith of Shelbyville; Siblings, Pam (Ronnie) Goodson, Ricky Gentry and Patricia (Bryce) Poteete all of LaVergne, Donna (Tim) Hill of Petersburg, Sam (Cindy) Gentry of Lebanon and Clay Gentry of Smyrna; Also surviving are 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his brother, Allen Wade Gentry.
    Dean was a member of the Baptist church and was a commercial painter.  He loved to watch Nascar and his favorite driver is Dale Earnhardt.
    Funeral Services will be 12 noon Wednesday, January 18, 2017  in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 4 pm until 8 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help his family with funeral expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for his family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Barbara Baylis

    Friday, 13 January 2017

    Barbara Jean Baylis, 67, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  She was a native of Warren Co.   
    She is survived by her husband, Charles R. “Dick” Baylis of Morrison; Daughters, Jennifer (John) Whittington of Lebanon and Jessica (Nicholas) Lahde of Rock Island; Grandchildren, Michael & Heather Whittington; Siblings, Kathy Martin of McMinnville, Evertett T. Earls, Jr. of Smyrna, Richard Earls of Coraopolois, PA. and Kenneth Earls of KY. Also surviving are several nieces, nephew, aunts and uncles.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett T. Earls, Sr. & Dorothy Belle Smith Earls; her husband, David Walden & her brother, Larry Earls.
    Mrs. Baylis was a member of the McMinnville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness and was a seamstress.  She was a friend to many and was very thoughtful in her friendships.  She loved to write letters to her friends and family, knit and crochet. 
    Memorial Services will be 4 pm Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the McMinnville Kingdom Hall with Mike Meadows, Sr. officiating. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for the family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Clyde Smithson

    Friday, 13 January 2017

    Clyde Avon Smithson, 71, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Woodbury Health and Rehab.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his sister, Meriam Smithson of Woodbury; Brother, Hobert & Betty Smithson of Paris, IL.; Niece, Conchita Watts of Murfreesboro; Nephews, Ken Smithson of Woodbury, Mark Smithson of Milton, Stacy Smithson of Columbia, SC., Brett Smithson of Neosho, MO. and Monte Patterson of Murfreesboro.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton B & Irene Williams Smithson and his brother, Wilburn Smithson and sister, Vivian Patterson.
    Mr. Smithson was a member of the Iconium Church of Christ, a retired gas station owner and car salesman.  He loved to play golf.
    Graveside Services will be 1 pm Friday, January 13, 2017 at Hopewell Cemetery, Coffee Co. with   Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Pallbearers include Ken Smithson, Jake Smithson, Al Smith, Monte Patterson, Mark Smithson and Andy Bryson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Harold Jennings and Charlie Lawson.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery.
    At Clyde’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral, only graveside services.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Ferrell Wilson

    Friday, 13 January 2017

    Mr. Ferrell Lee Wilson age 82, of Woodbury passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Woodbury Health and Rehabilitation. He was born July 4, 1934 in the Kittrell community in Rutherford County, but spent many years in Cannon County. His parents were the late Clinton and Jewell (Ferrell) Wilson. He was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ. Ferrell was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean War February 2, 1954 until December 19, 1955. He retired from Avco after 36 years. Ferrell attended Woodbury Central High School. He enjoyed bird watching, working with flowers and plants, fishing, hunting and was also a master craftsman of wood working. Ferrell is survived by his daughter, Beverly (John) Siddons; two grandchildren, John Tyler Siddons, and Shelby Nichole Siddons of Rockvale; one sister, Peggy (Gerald) Tate of the Gassaway community; two nephews, Russell (Robin) Tate of Woodbury and Mark (Shelia) Tate of Wake Forest, NC; special caregiver and friend, Faye Houston and Whyte Barrett. Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 4-8 pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Bro. Herb Alsup will officiate. Interment will be in Thyatira Cemetery near Bradyville. Active pallbearers will be John Siddons, John Tyler Siddons, Wallace King, Jackie Francis, Mike Richardson, and Khaled Hessein. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Bell, Billy Tenpenny, and Whyte Barrett. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to either Thyatira Cemetery or Adams Memorial Library Genealogy Room. Share condolences and memories with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.netor Smith Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Glen Coppinger

    Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Glen Macon Coppinger, 85, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Warren Co. but lived in Woodbury.     
     
    He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth Adean Phillips Coppinger of Woodbury; Children, Phill (Jennifer) Coppinger and Glena (Russell) Vance both of Woodbury, Gary & Tracy Coppinger of McMinnville and Joyce Travis of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren, Joshua Travis, Kelsey (Steven) Murphree, Samantha, Bradley, Paige & Jackson Coppinger; Siblings, Jimmy (Violet) Coppinger, Lola Todd, Jewelene (Earl) Cooper and Anna Coppinger all of Woodbury and Lane Coppinger of McMinnville.
     
    He was preceded in death by his parents, James Noah & Callie Victory Griffith Coppinger and brother, Livy Coppinger. Mr. Coppinger was a member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ, a veteran of the Army where he served in Korean and he was a farmer.
     
    Funeral services will be 2 pm Thursday, January 12, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. John Summers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm until 9 pm Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 and until time of service Thursday, January 12, 2017.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for the family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Jenny Rose

    Friday, 6 January 2017

    Jenny Mae Morris Rose, 87, passed away Thursday, January 04, 2017 at Woodbury Health Care Center.  She was a native of Cannon Co.     

    She is survived by her son, Charles of Alabama and Daughter, Joie of S.C.; Sisters, Minnie Fite of Woodbury and Oleta Guthmiller of Chattanooga; Brother, Hal Morris of Chattanooga; Several nieces and nephews also survive.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Thel Morris & Sarah Frances Young Morris.

    Ms. Rose was a member of the Church of Christ and was a retired Secretary at Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant and also Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After retirement, she owned Jenny Rose Antiques.

    Graveside Services will be held in the Riverside Gardens at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, January 7, 2017 with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Visitation with the family will be Friday, January 6, 2017 from 4 to 8 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences to the family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Forest Shollenberger Jr.

    Friday, 6 January 2017

    Forest J. Shollenberger,Jr.  Age 86 passed away at his home in Woodbury on Thursday, January 5, 2017 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 2 pm Sunday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Williams officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery.  Sons will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation with the family will be  Friday, from 5 to 8 pm. and from 2 pm until 8 pm Saturday, January 07, 2016.

     He was born on July 16, 1930 to the late Forest and Gladys Shollenberger both of Alliance, Ohio.  He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Georgia Vogel, Mountain View, Arkansas.

    Forest was a Graduate of Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio with a BBS, and graduated with a MSci from Ohio State.

    He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 25 years, Joyce J. Shollenberger, Woodbury and Daughters Susan (Russ) Mayer, Alliance, OH, Amy Ladehoff (Patrick), Venice, FL, Sara Shollenberger, Naples, FL, Step Children & Extended Family,  Jean Kosirog, AZ,  Rex (Michelle) Martin, Murfreesboro TN, Rhonda Martin, Woodbury, TN, Nancy (Harvey) Moon, Augusta GA, Keith (Michelle) Beck, Buford, GA Gina (James) Kendrick, Gainesville GA, Stacey (Terry) Watson, Gainesville, GA, Brian Martin, Okinawa, Japan, Phillip Beck, Smithville, TN, Mike (Amie) Moon, Gainesville, GA, Aaron Moon, Woodbury, Cedron (Diana) Moon, Smithville, TN. 22 Grandchildren,  12 Great Grandchildren, several special nieces and nephews along with a  Special Family Friend, Barbara Simmons, Woodbury.

    Forest was a Proud Veteran of the US Army and retired from Sales in the Poultry Chemical Field.  He and his wife, Joyce attend Sycamore Baptist Church in Woodbury.  He was an avid Outdoorsman & Hunter loved to Farm and ride his Horses.  He generously supported Sycamore Baptish Church, Boys Scouts of American, National Rifle Association, Republican Party and numerous other organizations.

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for the family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

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