Obituaries

  • Pharris Sissom

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014

    Pharris Glen Sissom, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford following an extended illness.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his children, Sandi (Eric) Reed of Readyville and Darryl Sissom of Woodbury; grandchildren, Chris & Dustin Reed and Lauren Sissom; Great Grandchildren, Ethan, Carson and Makenna Reed, Ayden & Lilly Sissom; Siblings:  Donna Taylor, Wanda Daily, Ellis, Morgan, Barney and Edward Sissom all of Cannon Co.
    Mr. Sissom was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Sissom and Hessie Duke Sissom and brother, Carl Sissom. He served in the Army, as a Medic, in the Korean War.  Mr. Sissom was retired from Ford Motor Company and a member of the Senior Citizen Center where he served as a former board member. 
    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Sissom officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 6 pm – 9 pm Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Jimmy Love

    Sunday, 14 December 2014

    Mr. Jimmy Goff Love, age 82, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at his home. He was a native of Putnam County.

    He is survived by his children, Rhonda Jane Jackson of Little Rock, AR,Cindy Love Readyville, Kathy Sue (Eugene) Anderson of Manchester, Jimmy Alan (Christie) Love of Woodbury, Billy (Betty) Love of Woodbury, and Joy (Johnny) Resko of Bradyville and Larry Campbell of Readyville.
    Also surviving are 14 Grandchildren: Errin, Lea, Leslie, Katie, Kayla, Jesse, Hawk, Autumn, Jonathan, Tiffany, Carla, Mandy, Tessa and Eldon and 10 Great-Grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hosie Love & Myrtle Elvira LaFever Love; wife, Kathleen Davis Love; son, James Michael Love; and grandson, Gene Alan Anderson.
    He was a member of the Church of God, and a carpenter and a farmer.
    Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Goff Cemetery in Putnam County. Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 to 9:00 Monday, December 15, 2014.

     

  • Beverly Adamson

    Sunday, 14 December 2014

    Beverly Sue Howse Adamson, 42, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Cannon Co., Tn. 

    She is survived by her children, Christopher Adamson, Amanda (Zachary) Davis & Brooke Adamson all of Woodbury; Parents,  Ronnie & Sue Howse of Woodbury; Brother,  Timothy (Susan) Howse of Woodbury. Also surviving are several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. 

    She was a member of the Church of Christ and a stay at home mom. 

    Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. 

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

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311

     

  • Earl Herman

    Saturday, 6 December 2014

    Mr. Earl Edward Herman, 76, of Woodbury passed away on Dec. 2, 2014.  He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 5, 1938.  His parents were the late Edward Herman and Edith (Prater) Herman.  

    He is survived by his son, Ken & Amy Herman of Cleveland, OH; a brother, Paul Herman of Mayfield, OH; three grandsons, Tyler, Gavin and Everett Herman; special cousin, Roger & Sharon Hindman of Woodbury and special friend, Dorothy Key of Woodbury.

    Mr. Herman was born in Cleveland and graduated from West Tech High School.  He went on to join the U. S. Coast Guard and served for several years.  While in Cleveland he managed a convenience store and worked at Lutheran Hospital as a security guard.  He had family from Woodbury and would spend time here through the years.  In 2000 he decided to move to Woodbury.  He soon found a his church home at Plainview Baptist Church.  One of his favorite things was to spend time with his church family and friends.  He loved to share stories with them and residents of the Holiday House where he lived.  He loved to study the Bible.  He also read a lot to keep up with current events.

    Visitation will be held at Plainview Baptist Church on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from  1-2 PM.  Memorial services will follow at the church at 2 PM .  Johnathan Womack will officiate.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Plainview Baptist Church.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Levi Parton

    Friday, 5 December 2014

    Levi Wayne Parton, stillborn son of Dustin & Brittney Blanton Parton, of Woodbury,  was born Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford.     
    In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Bristol Parton of Woodbury; Grandparents, Danny & Anita Parton, Ronald Blanton & Becky Blanton all of Woodbury; Great Grandparents: Sandra Parton, Carolyn Moss, Imogene Blanton, Burley Ray Bogle & Wilma Bogle all of Woodbury; Aunts & Uncles:  Rachel & Blake Richardson, Shelby & Skylar Daniel and Shyenne Blanton and Cousin:  Case Richardson. Also surviving are numerous great aunts, uncles and cousins.
    Graveside Service will be 12 noon Saturday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Woods Cemetery with Bro. Herb Alusp officiating. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Helen Mears

    Friday, 5 December 2014

    Mrs. Helen Mears, 80, of Woodbury passed away on December 4, 2014. She was born November 14, 1934 in Woodbury, TN. Her parents were the late Carl Thurman Miller, Sr. and Annie Mae (Newby) Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Wrelv Mears and her brother, Carl Thurman Miller, Jr.
    She is survived by her son, Craig Mears of Woodbury; special nephew, Kelly & Jessica Curtis of Short Mountain; daughter, Karen & Ronnie Wimberley of Woodbury; sisters, Vanida Davis of Alexandria, Iretta & Donnie Curtis of Short Mountain and Dorothy Norris of Murfreesboro; special great nieces Ada and Audrey Curtis; two granddaughters, Leslie Honeyman and Lindsey Cleek and two great granddaughters, Sophia Cleek and Lorne Honeyman.
    Mrs. Mears grew up and began school in the Center Hill Community. She graduated Woodbury Central High School in the Class of 1952. Mrs. Helen was always an active person in family, community and work. Her working life began at the National Life and Casualty Company in Nashville. She married and came back to Woodbury to live while her husband was in the service. She worked for many different places after coming back to Woodbury; Dr. Wade Winnett’s Dentist office, Good Samaritan Hospital, Central State and Colonial Shirt Factory. She truly enjoyed children. She found work as a cook for the Center Hill School and later became a substitute teacher.
    Her family life was very busy but gave her great joy. They worked together on the farm milking cows, raising tobacco, hogs and chickens. They had a thriving vegetable garden and orchard. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Helen was a selfless person who always putting others first. She was a devoted Christian and long time member of the Elkins Church of Christ. She found time to crochet and knit. She served as Treasurer of the Center Hill Cemetery Trust Fund and worked at the polls for the Cannon County Election Commission.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 4-8 PM. The funeral will be held graveside at Center Hill Cemetery on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2 PM. Bro. Herb Alsup will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Center Hill Cemetery Trust Fund or the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net    Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
     

  • James Johnson

    Wednesday, 3 December 2014

    James Kenneth Johnson, 60, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 02, 2014 at Alvin C. York Medical Center.  He was a native of Rutherford Co.

    He is survived by his children, James Robert Johnson of Shelbyville, Tabitha Johnson of Maryville, Shannon Johnson Bauer, Stephen Johnson, Kenneth Allen Johnson, and Kayla Johnson all of Murfreesboro; Siblings:  Billy Barrett and Robert Johnson both of Murfreesboro, Thomas Johnson of Leanna, Marilyn Armistead and Doris Bess both of Christiana and Lisa Farrar of Rockvale; Also surviving are 9 grandchildren.

    He was a member of the Baptist church, a retired cook and a veteran of Vietnam where he served in the Navy.

    Graveside Service will be 2 pm Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Manus Cemetery with Bro. Paul Smith officiating. Visitation with the family will be from  10 am – 1:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 06, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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

  • Willie Brown

    Wednesday, 3 December 2014

    Willie Lee Brown, age 46, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at his home.  He was a native of Cannon County.  
    He is survived by his mother, Sally Thomas Brown of Woodbury; Brother, James E. Brown of Woodbury; and 3 Nieces and 1 Nephew, Kimberly, Tiffany, Addison, & Justin Johnson.
    Also surving are several cousins.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Sterling Brown; and a sister, Michelle Brown.
    Mr. Brown was a disabled farmer and a sawmill worker.

    Funeral service will be 2 PM Friday , December 5, 2014 with Bro. Richard Haley officiating at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at the Blue Wing CemeteryVisitation with the family will be from 10 AM to 8 PM Thursday, December 4, 2014.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311

  • Allie Allen

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014

    Mrs. Allie Davenport Allen, 81, of Woodbury passed away on December 1, 2014.  She was born on May 22, 1933 in Woodbury, Tennessee.  Her parents were the late Ed Murphy and Martha Mai (Warren) Murphy.  She was also preceded in death by husbands, Elmer Lewis Davenport and Ira Jackson Allen, a son, Gary Ed Davenport and several brothers and sisters. 
     
    She is survived by her sons, Joe Lewis (Anita) Davenport of Murfreesboro and Hugh Russell Allen of Woodbury; daughters, Annie Lou (Robert) Mathis of Woodbury, Linda Faye (George) Manus of Woodbury and Glenda Marie Hendrixson of Woodbury; brothers, Ray (Mary Helen) Murphy of Dowelltown, Roy Murphy of Bradyville; sisters, Magaline Davenport of Gassaway, Arlene (Larry) Sanders of Woodbury and Betty Vickers of Woodbury; ten grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
     
    Mrs. Allen was born and raised in the Sycamore Community of Cannon County.  She was a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church.  She was one of the middle children of a large family.  Growing up she and her sibilings worked on their family farm.  She always grew a large vegetable garden and let her children help with it.  Mrs. Allen loved to cook for her family and enjoyed white beans and cornbread.  She liked to listen to old gospel and country music.  She never went anywhere with out her Bruton Snuff.  
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 2-8 PM.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 1 PM.  Richard Williams will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Activities Room of the Woodbury Health and Rehab Center.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for deatails.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337  

  • Jaythan Johnson

    Monday, 1 December 2014

     
    Name      Jaythan Levi Johnson                             Age: 1 day
    Date Died: Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 @ 4:56 pm            Where:  Vanderbilt Medical Center
    Birthplace: Nashville, TN
    Survivors:
    Mother: Jennifer Lynn Johnson and her significate other, Jeff McAlister of McMinnville
    Sister:  Jaira Johnson of McMinnville
    Grandparents:  Brenda & Ronnie Walker of Smithville and Bill & Tammy Johnson of McMinnville
    Great-Great Grandmother:  Sarah Ophaline Judkins of McMinnville
    Aunts & Uncles:  Christy & Joseph Arnold and Billy & Christiana Johnson all of Smithville and Amy & Paul Stanley of McMinnville
    Also surviving are several great aunts, great uncles and cousins.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home        When:  3 pm Monday, 12/1/14
    Minister: Elder Joseph Arnold              Interment: Blues Hill Cemetery
    Visitation:   12:30 until time of service Monday
     
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

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