Obituaries

  • Jean Waldon

    Friday, 30 January 2015

    Name:   Jean Evelyn Moody Waldon                           Age:   72
    Date Died:  Thur., Jan. 29, 2015 @ 8:57 am            Where:  Murray Regional Medical Ctr.
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co., TN     
    Survivors:  Husband of 54 years:  Claudie B. Waldon of Collinwood
    Sons:  Michael D. (Brenda) Waldon of Clinton, TN & Steven L. (Michele) Waldon of Boonsboro, Maryland
    Grandchildren:  Clint Waldon, Cole Waldon, & Claudia Waldon
    Step-Grandchildren:  Breeana Flores, Bronson Flores, & Brandon Flores of Clifton, TN
    Niece:  Lynn Barrett of Jacksonville, FL
    Sister-in-law:  Marjorie Bennett of Murfreesboro
    Sister:  Kathy Wyatt of Snead, FL
    Several nieces & nephews also survive.
    Mrs. Waldon was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and was a housewife/homemaker.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home    When:  2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 31, 2015
    Visitation:   4 to 8 PM Friday, January 30, 2015        Interment:  Amity Cemetery
    Minister:  Bro. Leonard Herman    
              To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Jeanie Davis

    Thursday, 29 January 2015

    Jeanie W. Davis, 70, died Wed., Jan. 28, 2015 at her home following a brave battle with cancer.  She was a native of Clay Co., TN.  Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents, Weaver & Golda Bilbrey Keen; Brothers, Mack & Bud Keen.
    She is survived by her husband of 55 years: Earl G. Davis of Readyville; 3 Daughters: Debbie (Robbie) Bryson of Woodbury, Janet (Jerry) Bowman of Shelbyville and Angie (Jerry) Green of Readyville; 7 Grandchildren: Chip (Audra) Bryson, Jonathan (Jessica) Bryson, Bethany (DeWayne) Swing, Jacob (Meredith) Bryson, Tiffany (Jason) Coggins, Justin Green & Jeremy Green; 10 Great Grandchildren: Kyler, Bella & Jon Andrew Bryson, Corbin, Ryleigh & Kaylee Bryson, Ryker Bryson, Cora Lynn & Carolina Swing, Sella Coggins; Siblings:  Bill, Pharris & Larry Keen, Faye Burris & Dean MaHaffey.
    She was a homemaker and attended Antioch Church of Christ where she has been a member for over 50 years. 
    Graveside Services will be 10 am Saturday, January 30, 2015 at Riverside Gardens Cemetery with Bro. Teb Batey & Bro. Marlin Rohrbaugh officiating. Her loving grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 9 pm Friday, January 29, 2015 at Woodbury Funeral Home. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.

  • Wanda Jones

    Tuesday, 27 January 2015

    Wanda Ann Miller Jones, age 67, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at Stones River Hospital E/R.  She was a native of Cannon Co. 

    Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Valton Jones of Woodbury; 3 Children, Charles Roger Jones of Woodbury, Larry Douglas (Ima) Jones of McMinnville, Vickie Lynn (Dewayne) Patterson of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Joshua Brandon Jones of McMinnville, Jonathan Bradley Jones of McMinnville, David Lee Caswell of McMinnville, Kayla Rae Patterson of Murfreesboro, Everett Chase III, Brittany Chase, Travis Devin Patterson, Zachary Robinson, Savannah Lee Jones, & Shevi Dawn Patterson.  Also surviving are 5 Great Grandchildren. 

    Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Odis Parker Miller & Laura Underhill Miller.   

    She was a retired custodian. 

    Funeral services will be 3 PM Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Daniel Hayes officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 9 PM Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Mattie Gillespie

    Tuesday, 27 January 2015

    Mattie Sue Cawthon Gillespie, age 82, passed away January 22, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.  She was a native of Cannon Co. 

    She is survived by her son, Chester "Huck" (Vicky) Gillespie, Jr. of Eugene, OR; Grandson, Jason Gillespie; Brother, Ray Dave (Billie) Cawthon; and Sister, Doris Lynch of Houston, TX.  Several nieces and nephews also survive. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse P. & Florance Knox Cawthon; and Sisters & Brothers-in-law, Ruth & Joe Paschal, Jewel & Joe Gillespie, & Claude Lynch. 

    Ms. Gillespie was a member of the church of Christ and worked in the TV Broadcasting industry. 

    Graveside services will be 2 PM Fri., Jan. 30, 2015 at Thyatira Cemetery with Bro. Howard Knox, Jr. officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 to 1:30 PM Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

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

     

  • Gary Hord

    Monday, 26 January 2015

    Gary Wayne Hord, 69, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at Woodbury Health Care.  He was a native of Maysville, KY. 

    He is survived by his wife, Brenda Lafevers Hord of Woodbury; Daughters, Pamela (David) Reynolds of Bradyville, & Mary (Travis) Hancock of Smithville; Grandchildren, Bridgette, Todd, Rachel, Cassie, Kelsie, Devany, Cody, Katie, Carter & James; Great Grandchildren, Justin, Alec, Jason & Graycee; Siblings, Frances Sweet, Winn Arvid Hord, Ronnie Hord, Roy Hord, Ada Jane Blythe, Bonnie Hord, Debbie Wood, & Linda Werline. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell & Mary Shoemaker Hord; and son, Russell Hord. 

    Mr. Hord was a hard working family man and worked for the Railroad. 

    Graveside services will be at 1 PM Wed., Jan. 28, 2015 at Riverside Cemetery with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tues., Jan. 27, 2015 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

  • Timothy Higgins

    Monday, 26 January 2015

    Timothy Dale Higgins, age 54, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon Co. 

    Survivors include his mother, Juanita Farless Higgins of Woodbury; Daughter, Miranda Johnson of Woodbury; Brother, Jeff (Tammy) Higgins of Woodbury; Grandson, Austin Johnson of Woodbury; Special Granny, Betty Gilley of Woodbury; Niece & Nephew, Ashley (Jason) Carter & Taylor Higgins, both of Woodbury.  Also surviving are several aunts & uncles.  He was preceded in death by his father, J. W. Higgins. 

    Mr. Higgins was a member of the Church of Christ and of the Cannon County Walking Horse Association.  He worked for Higgins Livestock, Buck's Chair Shop, Hodge Manufacturing, Valdor, & shod horses. 

    Funeral services will be 3 PM Tues., Jan. 27, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bros. Norman Pelham & Van Nichols officiating.  Interment will follow at Cherry Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 8 PM Mon., Jan. 26, 2015.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cannon County Walking Horse Association. 

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311

     

  • Robert Young

    Monday, 26 January 2015

    Mr. Robert Virgil Young, age 79, beloved father & husband was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his home.  We will miss him more than anyone can imagine.  He was a native of Cannon Co. 

    He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Grace Frazier Young of Woodbury; Children, Robert Joseph Young of Nashville, John Lee Young of Nashville, James Ray (Elaine) Young of Nashville, Connie Grace (Johnny) Morris of Woodbury; Grandchildren, James Schyler (Whitney) Malone, William Parker of Woodbury, & Brody Morris of Woodbury; Brother, Nile (Della) Young of Woodbury.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. 

    He was a member of the Woodbury United Methodist Church.  He loved to work in his wood shop & made beautiful dulcimers.  He was a retired Chief Petty Officer of the United States Coast Guard.  He was also an active member of the Woodbury Senior Citizen's Center and loved to tell stories and jokes. 

    Funeral services will be 1 PM Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. John Hembree officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Monday, January 26, 2015 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

  • Annie Smithson

    Monday, 26 January 2015

    Annie Merriman Smithson, 97, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Woodbury Health Care.  She was a native of Cannon Co., TN. 

    She is survived by her children, Adron (Martha) Smithson, Myrna (Jack) Rogers, Arna (Teena) Smithson all of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Jacquelyn (Boyd) Pitts, Greg (Lisa) Rogers, Paul (Robin) Smithson, Brad (Laurie) Smithson, & Wayne Smithson; Great Grandchildren, Wesley Rogers, Erin (Ryan) Emlen, John (Mandy) Pitts, Alex (Brittany) Pitts, Caleb (Amelia) Smithson, Jacob Smithson, Katie Smithson, Jed Smithson, Brooke Smithson, Lara Kate Smithson, & Luke Smithson.; Great Great Grandchild, Eli Rogers. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie & Barbara Travis Merriman; Husband, Coy Alex Smithson; & Siblings, Joe Merriman, Colin Merriman, Lee Earl Merriman, & Roberta Peeler. 

    Ms. Smithson was a member of the West High Church of Christ.  She was a homemaker, caterer, & owner and operator of Smithson's Grocery for 66 years. 

    Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Monday, January 26, 2015 at Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with grandson Bro. Paul Smithson officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be from 4-8 PM Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Woodbury Funeral Home. Song service will be led by grandson, Greg Rogers. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Society, or Adams Memorial Library.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311

     

  • Bobby Adams

    Saturday, 24 January 2015

    Bobby Gene Adams, 70, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his home.  He was a native of Rutherford Co. and has lived in Cannon Co.  since 1991.

     

    He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Glenda Carter Adams of Readyville; Children, Clinton (Sheila) Carter Adams & Clayton (Tequilla) Thomas Adams both of Murfreesboro, Carrie (Dennis) Faye Foster of Beech Grove, Samuel (Heather) Gallegos Adams, & Cory (Sheena) Gene Adams both of Woodbury; Siblings, Christine (Mike) Adams Scheide  & Dexter Adams both of Murfreesboro, & Thomas (Brenda) Adams of Christiana. Also surviving are 11 Grandchildren & 1 Great granddaughter.

     

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Sun., Jan 25, 2015 at Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bros. Jim Dotson & Bro. Eunice Gaylord officiating.  Interment will follow at Thyatira Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4-8 PM Sat., Jan 25, 2015. 

     

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

     

  • Ralph Markum

    Saturday, 24 January 2015

    Ralph Markum, 65, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his home.  He was a native of Cannon Co. 

    He is survived by his siblings, Patsy Sanders of Woodbury & Charles Markum of Woodbury; and Close Friends, Joann Cyr & Beth Powers.  Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.   

    Mr. Markum was preceded in death by his parents, James & Callie Mae Brown Markum; and his brothers, Franklin D. Markum & Dorris Markum. 

    He was a member of the Church of Christ and a farmer. 

    Funeral services will be at 2 PM Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow at Centerhill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM until 12 Noon and 1 PM until time of service, Saturday, January 24, 2015. 

     

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

     

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