- Monday, 27 October 2014
Mrs. Frances “Fran” Bugg, 78, of Bradyville passed away on October 26, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born on January 1, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan. Her parents were the late Houston Murphy and Margaret (Bryant) Murphy. She was also preceded in death by a son, Matthew Bugg and two brothers, Arthur Murphy and Houston Murphy.
Mrs. Bugg is survived by her husband of over 53 years, Al Bugg, Sr. of Bradyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Al, Jr. and Kathy Bugg of Bradyville; two brothers, Morley and Patrick; three sisters, Nora, Betty and Margie; also, by eight grandchildren, Kathryn, David, Christine, Zachariah, Amanda, Nathan, Benjamin and Jonathan.
Mrs. Bugg grew up in Michigan. She met her future husband Al, Sr. when he moved from Woodbury to find work in Michigan. She was a former employee of General Motors. Mrs. Bugg later owned and operated the Child’s Circle Nursery School in Michigan for about 19 years. She moved back to Tennessee about twenty five years ago. Her most important work was as a wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Bugg was devoted to her family and church. She and Mr. Bugg were interested in raising their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. They were members of the Smith Grove Church of Christ where her son, Al, Jr. is the minister.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 4-6 PM. Funeral services will follow the visitation in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Al Bugg, Jr. will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Smith Grove Church of Christ Children's Library or the Woodbury Day School. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
- Thursday, 23 October 2014
Winfred Clark (Fred) Gaither, 91, died October 22, 2014, at 8:05 AM at Woodbury Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was a native of Cannon County and graduated from Auburn High School in 1941. He retired from Veterans Administration Hospital in Murfreesboro as Chief, Ward Administration, on January 8, 1982. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy with honorable discharge in December 1944.
Mr. Gaither is survived by his wife of 71 years, Sara Hamilton Gaither of Auburntown, TN; daughter, Winifred Donna (Eddie) Nichols of Auburntown, TN; son, Dr. Douglas H. Gaither, Davenport of Iowa; and six grandchildren , Sara Drue (Chris) Zimmer of Syracuse, NY; Milton Clark (Elizabeth) Gaither of Mechanicsburg, PA; Chimena Paige (Bill) Kabasenche of Pullman, WA; Vanessa Kate (Matt) Hardy of Nashville, TN; Cameron Jess (Heather) Gaither of Racine, WI and Gretchen Elaine (Judson) Abernathy of Nashville, TN. He is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren, Andrew (Drew) and Canyon Zimmer; Rachel, Aidan, Susanna and Macrina Gaither; Elyria and Eliason Kabasenche; Lauren, Elena, and Bella Gaither; and Trane and Theo Abernathy. Additionally, he is survived by a brother, Jerry Forrest Gaither of Murfreesboro, TN, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Gaither was a devout Christian and member of Auburn Baptist Church where he served many years as deacon, Sunday school teacher and song leader. Additionally, he was a founding member of Lakewood Baptist Church, Beech Grove, TN. He was recorder for the Auburntown City Counsel and member of the Auburntown Historical Society for several years.
Visitation with the family is scheduled for Friday, October 24 from 4 to 8 PM at the Woodbury Funeral Home. Funeral service is scheduled at the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home on Saturday, October 25 at 10 AM with Bro. Jerry Osborne officiating. Following the services, burial will take place at the Donnell Cemetery in Auburntown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Auburn Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 66, Auburntown, TN 37016.
- Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Dr. Billy K. Walker (Doc), 83, of Woodbury passed away on October 21, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born on May 20, 1931 in Beechgrove, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Rayburn “Bill” Walker and Jamie (Covington) Walker Jarman.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Dan Helton of Christiana; son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Ingrid Walker of Woodbury; brother, Joe Tom Walker of Beechgrove; grandchildren, Evan Gilman and Carley Gilman and step-grandson, Jim Grizzle.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 4-9 PM. The family will hold a private funeral service. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the Big Fluffy Dog Rescue. They have been very helpful in finding good homes for many of Doc's animals. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the love and care provided by Francis Buse in the last few months of his life. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
- Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Leopal Verner Ennis, age 85, passed away Tueday, October 21, 2014 at Heritage Medical Center. She was a native of Cannon County.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Farrell of Tullahoma and Judy Dyer of Smyrna; Grandchildren, Kristopher Farrell, Kristian Short, B.J. Smith, and Matt Taylor; 8 Great Grandchildren, Olivia & Julia Farrell, Chloe Short, Madie, Peyton, & Miley Smith, and Kaitlin & Samantha Taylor; Brother, Larry Jones of Shelbyville, TN.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Bell Jones & Howard Watson; Husbands, James Verner and Bill Ennis; and Son, Joseph Thomas Verner. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery at 3:00 PM. Visitation with the family will be from 3:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
- Monday, 20 October 2014
Toy Ray Taylor, age 82, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at Dekalb Community Hospital E/R. He was a native of Dekalb County.
He is survived by The Love of His Life, Mary Hughes of Smithville; Daughter, Amy Rae (Chris) Byrd of Murfreesboro; Granddaughter, Emma Rae Byrd of Murfreesboro; Brother, George Brent (Gail) Taylor of Smithville; and Sister, Norma Malone of Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, U.B. & Cora Hendrixson Taylor; and Sisters, Nellie Darse Waggoner and Sadie Tallent. He was a retired carpenter.
Graveside Services will be at Odom Cemetery at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 with Bro. Hunter Hay officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 9:00 to 12:30 Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.ne
- Saturday, 18 October 2014
Elsie Dutton Bryson, age 88, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Woodbury Health Care. She was a native of Dekalb Co., TN.
She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Bobby) Francis and Debbie (Van) Cheatham of Auburntown; Sister, Betty Kent of Portland, TN; 5 Grandchildren, Greg Francis, John (Kim) Francis, Jason Francis, Ethan Bryson, and Sara Beth (Martin) Sandes; 5 Great Grandchildren, Jonathan (Amanda) Francis, Jennifer Francis, Callie Francis, Lucas & Camila Sandes; 4 Great Great Grandchildren, Brooklyn, London, Allison, & Waylon Francis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest & Julie Norton Dutton; Son, Timothy Howard Bryson; Siblings, Solon, Walter, & Floyd Dutton, Lura Fey, Altie Milligan, and Wilma Cason. She was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress at the Auburntown Shirt Factory.
Funeral Services will be 2 pm Monday, October 20, 2014 with Bro. Rick Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 9 Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
- Saturday, 18 October 2014
James Albert Thomas, age 61, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at his home. He was a native of Cannon Co., TN.
He is survived by his siblings, Louise & Leo Haley of Woodbury and Lucille & Don Markum of Bradyville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Janie Mooneyham Thomas; Grandparents, J.B. & Bertha Wallace Thomas and Jess & Maude Moody Mooneyham; and Brother, Keith Alan Thomas. He was a member of the Baptist church and was a bricklayer.
Graveside Services will be 2 pm Sunday, October 19, 2014 with Bro. Richard Haley officiating at the Blue Wing Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 9 AM – 1:30 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with expenses.
- Saturday, 18 October 2014
Melissa Paulette Scott, 41, died: Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Warren Co., TN.
She is survived by her Mother, Hazel St. John Scott of Woodbury; Brother: Ricky Dewayne Scott of Manchester; Sister: Angela Ann Scott of Woodbury; Daughter: Ciara Scott of Woodbury; Grandmother: Beatrice St. John of Woodbury
Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Lisa was a babysitter and a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Franklin Scott.
Graveside Services will be 4 pm Sunday, October 19, 2014 with Bro. Jeff Cripps officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon – 3:30 pm Sun., Oct. 19, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with expenses.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
- Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Jason Don Mingle, 39, died: Monday, Oct.. 13, 2014 at his home. He was a native of Rutherford Co., TN. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Don Mingle.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley Neal Mingle of Auburntown; Daughter and Son-in-law: Karli (Derick) Russ of Ala.; Grandson: Kash Russ of Al.; Brother and Sister-in-law: Brent and Chris Mingle of Auburntown; Nieces: McKinley Gaither of Woodbury; Candace, Casey, Caitlin, Christin & Christina Blair; Nephew: Nathan Blair; Special Cousin: Elaine Mingle of Auburntown and Special Aunt: Christine Mingle of Woodbury.
Jason was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church and he worked in Construction.
Funeral Services will be 2 pm Wed., October 15, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Osborne officiating. Internment will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 4 to 8 pm.
- Saturday, 11 October 2014
Mrs. Theresa (Bo) Batey Bean was born on March 29, 1956 in Flint, Michigan. She departed this life on October 7, 2014 at the age of 58. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Gladys Lyons Batey and husband, Don Bean.
She leaves to cherish her memory sons, Page Verge of Antioch and Donovan Batey of Woodbury; daughters, Tisa Batey of Murfreesboro and Kenya Taylor of North Carolina; sisters, Nettie Batey and Martha Batey both of Woodbury; grandchildren, Nicole, Joseph, Destin, Victoria and Nathan; devoted uncle, James Batey; devoted friends, Trisha Horton, Bernice young, Nancy Young and Shirley Chestnutt; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was a member of the Church of God. Theresa was the type of person willing to give you the shirt from her back. She had a kind heart with a loving and generous spirit. Her humble attitude was a blessing to her family and friends. She was always will to cook a special meal for her family or offer advise to help them in preparing a meal. One of her favorite pastimes was playing solitaire and scrabble on her phone. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Visitation with the family will be held at the Grace Assembly of God Church, 2999 John Bragg Hwy. Woodbury, TN, on October 11, 2014 from 10-11AM with funeral services to follow. Interment will be in Hoover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations are welcomed to assist with funeral expenses. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337