Obituaries

  • Thomas Taylor

    Wednesday, 18 May 2016

     

    Thomas Kevin Taylor, age 50, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016. He was a native of Jacksonville, Florida.
    Survivors include his siblings, Lee (Annette) Taylor of Woodbury and Melissa Kimberley of Bell Buckle; Nieces and Nephews, Mark (Sarah) Taylor, April (Brandon) Smith, Ashley Alford, BreeAnn (Brandon) Vandeventer, and Victoria Taylor; Great Nieces and Nephews, Zoe Taylor, Harrison, Sophie, & Greer Smith, Tuff & Gunner Alford, Ada Parker, and Sawyer Woods.
    Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents, Marcus Leon Taylor, Sr. & Carol Louise Caldwell Taylor.
    He was a member of the Restoration Fellowship Church and worked in food services as a dishwasher.
    Funeral services will be 1 PM Thursday, May 19, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Powers officiating. Interment will follow at Cherry Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 11 AM until time of service Thursday.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Frazier House in c/o Woodbury Funeral Home
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Johnny Johnson Sr.

    Tuesday, 17 May 2016

    86 year old Johnny "J.E." Johnson, Sr. of Smithville died Monday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was a member of Pomeroy Chapel. The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bryan Jones will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until the time of the service at 10 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Childus Wright Johnson; parents, Joe and Myrtle Pedigo Johnson; and two brothers, Glen Johnson and Cecil Johnson. Survivors include three children, Edith McReynolds of Woodbury, Johnny Johnson, Jr. and Cindy of Spring Hill, Nathan Johnson and Tara of Murfreesboro. Nine grandchildren, Heather McReynolds of Birmingham, Alabama; Kayla McReynolds of Woodbury; Marshall McReynolds of Woodbury; Garrett McReynolds of Woodbury; Kristen McReynolds of Woodbury, Erin McReynolds of Woodbury, Asia Bailey of Murfreesboro, Kevin Bailey of Murfreesboro, and Mia Ledbetter of Murfreesboro. Two sisters, Winnie and Bill Petty of Smithville and Rose Bratcher of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Virginia Campbell

    Saturday, 14 May 2016

                    Ms. Virginia Lois Campbell, 69, of Woodbury passed away on May 14, 2016.  She was born in Woodbury, TN on October 21, 1946.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Eukla and Ruth Bishop West.  Also preceding her in death are brothers, James Terry West, John Russell West, Sr. and a sister, Joyce West Goins. 
                    She is survived by her three children, Amy Campbell of Murfreesboro, Lori (Jeff) Campbell of Woodbury and Alan (Billie) Campbell of Woodbury; grandchildren, Jessica (Clint) Reed of Woodbury, Kayla (Jack) Potts of Murfreesboro, Olivia (Wyn) Gannon of Memphis, Jacob Campbell, Preston Campbell and Grace Campbell; great grandchildren, Lily Mahar, Bailey Chumley, McKenzi Potts, Adriana Reed and an expectant great grandchild, Asa Gannon; siblings, Juanita Thomas of Lexington, KY, Shelby Tucker of Murfreesboro, Howard Wayne West of Ringgold, GA, Rachel Ann Snider of McMinnville, Pamela (Jim) Harvey of Manchester and Cynthia (Ken) Walters of Murfreesboro and numerous nieces and nephews.
                    Ms. Campbell was delivered at Good Samaritan Hospital by Dr. J. F. Adams.  Her family lived on a farm owned by one of Dr. Adam’s sons, Fred, during her early life.  The family moved to Nashville after the death of her father to find work. She graduated from Hume Fogg High & Vocational School in 1964.  Following graduation Dr. Adam’s son, Frank, offered her a job with the Bank of Commerce.  During her time at the bank she grew to love her customers and coworkers and they loved her.  Many of them became close friends and kept in touch after her retirement.  She was a dedicated employee who seldom missed a day of work in over 48 years.  During her time at Hume Fogg she took art classes.  She was a gifted artist, who could paint and draw.  One of her well know creations was designing and drawing the emblem used during the statewide celebration, “Homecoming ‘86”, in 1986.  The emblem of a rocking chair with a quilt was used in promotions of all kinds of events around the state during that year.  Ms. Virginia was an avid reader and loved to work crossword puzzles.  She enjoyed watching birds and her gentle spirit gave her the ability to almost tame them.  She was a long time devoted member of the Woodbury Church of Christ.  She adored and cared for her family.  She loved to cook for them.  The family especially loved to eat her little biscuits cut by her homemade biscuit cutter.  The grandchildren and great grandchildren lovingly named her “Nana” and she cherished her time with them.
     
                    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 4-8 pm.  Funeral services will be held at the Smith Funeral Home chapel on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 2 pm.   Dr. Andy Walker will officiate.  The family will hold a private graveside service at Leoni Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.  Share condolences and memories with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net    Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337                   

  • Dr. James Seber

    Friday, 13 May 2016

    Dr. James David Seber age 50 of Sunbright, TN died Wednesday at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Born Nov. 11, 1965, in Livingston, TN he was the son of Bro. Thurman and Laura Seber. David graduated as Salutatorian of the 1984 Class at Watertown High School and received his BA degree from Middle Tennessee State University and his medical degree from East Tennessee State Medical School. He was presently serving as Medical Director at the Morgan Co. Medical Center in Wartburg, TN. David is survived by his wife, Susan Walper Seber of Sunbright; children, Adam Jenkins of Harriman, Amanda (Nathan) Voyles of Madisonville, Ashley (Chris) Ballard of Maryville, Andrew, Aaron, Alex, Arden and Addie Seber all of Sunbright; grandchildren, Koda, Hayden and Kayley Jenkins, Maddox Voyles, Aaliyah, Brocklyn, Callie and Kambreigh Ballard; parents, Bro. Thurman and Laura Seber of Alexandria; sisters, Peggy Leach of Alexandria and Sandy (Randy) Morris of Liberty; brother, Daniel (Amy) Seber of Smithville; nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Dr. Seber will begin on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Sunbright First Baptist Church with Bro. Don Edwards officiating. Visitation at the church will be from 5 p.m till service time. Visitation in Watertown will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Prosperity Baptist Church with Bro. Herb Leftwich, Bro. Terry Geren and Bro. Mark Stinnett officiating. Pallbearers will be Dr. J.C. Wall, Jr. and the Deacons of Prosperity Baptist Church. Interment will be at the Prosperity Cemetery. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME (615)237-9318
     
     

  • Joel Hayes

    Wednesday, 11 May 2016

    Joel Thomas Hayes age 38 of Dowelltown, passed away Monday morning May 9, 2016 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.  Joel was born February 1, 1978 to his parents, Shirley Prater Hayes and the late Bobby "Blue" Hayes.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 1 niece, Lindsey Hortert; maternal grandparents, Benjamin and Lucille Prater and paternal grandparents, J.T. and Irene Hayes.  He was a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church, 1996 graduate of DeKalb County High School and graduated Lookout Mountain School of Horseshoeing in 2009 and was a Ferrier.  He is survived by his mother, Shirley Hayes of Dowelltown;  sister, Lora (Tony) Hortert of Murfreesboro; niece, Rachel Hortert; 2 nephews, Christian and Garrett Hortert; lifetime companion, Karen McCormack; 2 aunts, Marcia (Bobby) Mayo of Woodbury and Barbara (Richard) Harris of Macon, GA.  Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and burial to follow in Prosperity Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 2:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Beatrice St. John

    Monday, 9 May 2016

    Name      Beatrice Mathis St. John                                 Age: 93

    Date Died: Saturday, May 07, 2016 Where:  Woodbury Health Care Birthplace:  Cannon Co

    Survivors:  Children: Hazel Scott (George Farless), Ann Mooneyham, Faye (Ronnie) Foster,

    Linda Reed and Terry (Racine) St. John all of Woodbury

    12 Grandchildren:  Ricky Scott, Angie Harrell, Tim Mooneyham, Chris Mooneyham, Jamie Mooneyham,

    Jeffery Foster, Lynn Willis, Michael Reed, Jennifer Reed, Allison St. John, Ty St. John, Kathy Brown

    18 Great Grandchildren: Wesley, Kayla, & C. J. Scott, B. J. Harrell, Emily, Matthew, Callie & Jake Mooneyham,

    Haley Rains, Gage Foster, Lane & Kelly Willis, Rachel, Ryan, Sydney & Shelby Reed, Marcus & Cameron Reed.

    9 Great Great Grandchildren: Addison, Claire, Jillian, Brooklyn, & Bradon Scott, Lily & Wesley Manor, Jonathan

    Pewett, Breden Beau Barrett.

    Also survived by numerous nieces & nephews.  

    Mrs. St. John was a member of the Elkins Church of Christ and worked at Clover Bottom Hospital and Colonial Corp. for many years and retired from J Mar shirt factory.      

    She enjoyed quilting, canning, cooking, Sunday dinners and watching her children and grandchildren playing ball.

    She loved playing rook, bingo, horseshoes, checkers and yard sales.  She loved family gatherings, where she would pay the guitar and sing with the others.

    Mrs. St. John was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton & Maude Youngblood Mathis; her husband of 49 years,

    Lonnie Paul St. John; son, Joe Don St. John; daughter-in-law, Peggy Davis St. John; son-in-law, Dale Reed; granddaughter,

    Melissa Scott; brother, Fred Mathis; sisters, Hassie Todd, Mattie Lee Hollandsworth and Ebbie Manus.

    She was a loving wife, mother, grand, great and great great grandmother, daughter, sister & aunt.

    Funeral Services: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home      When: 4 pm Tues.., May 10, 2016

    Minister:   Bro. Greg Mitchell      Interment:  Centerhill Cemetery

    Visitation: after 11:00 AM Monday                       

    www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

    Pallbearers:  Michael Reed, Chris, Jamie & Tim Mooneyham, Jeff Foster & Ty St. John

    Honorary:  Ricky & Wesley Scott, Jake Mooneyham, Johathan Pewett, Terry & Lane Willis, Gage Foster & Ryan Reed.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the Funeral Arrangements

  • Tracy O'Neal

    Saturday, 7 May 2016

    Tracy Elizabeth O'Neal age 41 of Auburntown, died Thursday evening, May 5, 2016 at her residence. A former healthcare worker and homemaker, she was a graduate of Cannon Co. High School and a member of the Auburn Baptist Church. Tracy is survived by her children, Dustin James Mears of Woodbury, Colin Reece Crawley and Lauryn Elizabeth Crawley both of Auburntown; her parents Lynn and Cathy Diane Davis O'Neal of Auburntown; sister, Emily Ruth Crook and her husband, Chris of Liberty; nieces Caitlyn Diane Crook and Emma Claire Crook. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the Auburn Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Osborne officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and 12:30 pm till service time Sunday at the Church. Pallbearers, Dustin Mears, Chris Crook, Jason Crook, Jim Brown, Jason Brown, Floyd Gaddes, Jimmy Mingle. Interment at the Odom Cemetery in Auburntown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Auburn Baptist Church Building Fund.

  • Douglas Huddleston

    Thursday, 5 May 2016

    Douglas H. Lindy Huddleston, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at Stones River Hospital. He was a native ofLas Vegas, N.M. and lived in Woodbury.
    He is survived by his wife of almost 69 years, Geneva Marie Sparks Huddleston of Woodbury; Daughters, Marsha (Richard) Holmes of Readyville and Tina (Greg) Campbell of Gassaway; Grandchildren, Douglas Holmes, Brett (Faye) Holmes, Erika Holmes, Sarah Bailey and Esther (B.J.) Bobo; Great-grandchildren, Joshua Holmes, Emily Sparks, Kaitlyn Sparks, Brandon Bailey, Jada Bobo; Siblings: Delores (Marion) Ashcraft of St. Louis, Anna Belle (Archie) McIntosh of Irvine, KY., Mary Lou (Robert) Arnold of Xenia, OH, Royce (Sue) Huddleston of Jamestown, David (Maggie) Huddleston of Allardt, Luretha (Darrell) Hughes of Jamestown, Mary Ann Huddleston Kennedy of Kingston;Sister-in-law, Brenda Huddleston of Oneida. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
    A member of the 1st Baptist church, American Legion and the Cannon Co. Senior Citizen Center, he was a veteran of the Army where served in WWII. He worked in Construction.
     
    Mr. Huddleston is preceded in death by his parents, Maynard Brance & Leetha Tuttle Huddleston, his son, Terry Glynn Huddleston; siblings, Alice (Howard) Estes, Maynard Brance Huddleston, Jr. and Gladys Huddleston Grossman.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday, May 7, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Hunter Hay and Bro. Royce Huddleston.  Interment will follow in Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, May 06, 2016. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 15-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Charles Vinson

    Thursday, 5 May 2016

    Charles Dwight Vinson, 64, passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 05, 2016 at his home in Milton.  He was a native of Cannon Co., his parents were the late, Robert & Marjorie Earls Vinson.
    He is survived by his wife of almost 44 years, Janice Bogle Vinson of Milton; Children,  Jim (Amy) Vinson of Milton and Rob (Savannah) Vinson of Lascassas; Grandchildren, Luke & Cale Vinson, Jase & Coree Vinson; Sister, Brenda (Jerry) Messick of Murfreesboro; Brother, Gary Vinson of Woodbury; Other Siblings:  Patricia Smith, Glenda Richards, Billy Vinson and Mary Mason.
    Dwight was a member of the Lascassas Baptist Church and the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam.  He was retired from Alvin C. York Medical Center and was currently an Auctioneer with Bob Parks Auction Co. and Director of DTC Communications. 
    He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  Dwight loved farming and his church.  He always had a smile on his face, a wave of his hand and he never knew a stranger. 
    In addition to his parents, Mr. Vinson is preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Paul & Frances Bogle and his brother, James Vinson.
    Funeral Services will be 4 pm Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Lascassas Baptist Church with Bro. Kenneth Summey, Bro. Darrell Whaley and Bro. Teb Batey officiating.  Interment will follow in the Milton Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, May 06, 2016 at Lascassas Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lascassas-Milton Lions Club, Lascassas Baptist Church Preschool or the Lascassas Fire Dept.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condlences for this family please visitwww.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • David Gilleon

    Tuesday, 3 May 2016

    Mr. David Floyd Gilleon, 62, of Woodbury died April 29, 2016.  He was born on October 30, 1953 in Ocala, FL. His parents were the late John Bert Gilleon and Dorothy (Tindell) Gilleon.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda R. Gilleon, sister, Nora Ann Gilleon and his step-father, George Stahl.
     
                    He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Shannon & Chris Sizemore of Woodbury; three grandchildren, Nathan, Matthew and Michael Sizemore; brothers, Johnny (Ruby) Gilleon, Wayne Gilleon both of Florida and Daniel Gilleon of NC.
     
                    Mr. Gilleon grew up in Ocala, Florida.  He later moved to Woodbury.  He worked for Samsonite for about 30 years.  He then went to work in tech support for Dell computers for about 12 years.  He enjoyed playing on the computer as a hobby as well.  He loved spending time with his grandsons and daughter.
     
                    Graveside Services will be conducted by Smith Funeral Home at Cherry Cemetery on May 3, 2016 at 5 pm.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to assist with funeral expenses.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.  Share memories and condolences with the family atwww.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

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