Obituaries

  • Danny Gaither

    Thursday, 23 April 2015

    Danny William Gaither, 51, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Wednesday, April 22, 2015. He was a native of Cannon Co. and lived in Auburntown.         
    He is survived by his wife of 31 years,  Ann Cooper Gaither of Auburntown; Father:  Sam Gaither of Murfreesboro; daughters: Regina (Bill) Cairo of Murfreesboro, Marissa Gilley of Auburntown and Kandice (Sam) Dollar of Woodbury; Grandchildren:  Alexia, Devin & Braylon Cairo; Tyler Gilley, Cade & Cristyn Emberton, Layla O’Sullivan , Matthew, Madalyn and Kariann Sullivan, & Ayden Dollar; Siblings, Donna (Steve) Fuqua & Donnie (Deb) Gaither both of Woodbury.  He also has his first great grandbaby on the way.  Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Robbie Neely Gaither.
    A member of the Baptist church, Danny was a Detention Deputy with Rutherford Co. Sherriff’s Dept. where he served as Sgt. He loved to play drums, go fishing with friends and had a passion for photography.  His family and friends he treasured most. 
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday, April 25, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Burnett. Interment will follow in the Odom Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Brian Layhew, Shaun Matthews, Kyle Rigsby, Aaron Scicolone, Bubba Josey, Brian Elrod. Visitation with the family will be after 4 pm Saturday, April 24 at Woodbury Funeral Home.              
    Woodbury Funeral Home 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Callie Elkins

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015

    Callie Beaurena Elkins, age 90, passed away April 13, 2015 at her home.  She was a native of Cannon Co. 

    Survivors include her children, Judy Elkins, Mark (Pat) Elkins, Sherry (Phil) Thomas, Johnny Elkins (Kim Duggin), Beverly (Robert) Pitts, & Myla Jordan, all of Woodbury; Sister, Christine Gannon of Woodbury; 12 grandchildren, Tammy Bragg, Tracey Womack, Tanya (Jason) Whited, Chris Thomas, Chad Thomas, Chase Thomas (Tabitha Gunter), Holly (Dale) Rogers, Bridget (Jeremy) Simmons, Cindy Pitts, Kayla (Jamie) Gage, Korey Jordan, & Kerry Jordan. 

    Also surviving are 19 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, and many nieces & nephews. 

    Mrs. Elkins was preceded in death by her parents, Nelson & Bertha Youngblood St. John; her husband, Richard Elkins; son, Wayne Elkins; and 12 brothers and 2 sisters. 

    She was one of 16 children.  She was a member of Iconium Church of Christ and retired from Woodbury Nursing Center as a nurses aide.  She was also employed by Colonial Corporation. 

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, April 17, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Norman Pelham & Bro. Dale Woods officiating.  Interment will follow at Leoni Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 1 to  9 PM Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the funeral home.

  • Robert Knox

    Sunday, 12 April 2015

    Robert A. Knox, age 82, of Woodbury passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at his home.  He was a native of Cannon Co.

    He is survived by his wife, Mollie Clark Knox of Woodbury; Children, Damone Knox of Murfreesboro, Dana (Doug) Davenport of Great Falls, MT, Desiree (Gary) Sinks of Woodbury, & Dane (Arlene) Knox of Buda, TX; Siblings, Clyde Knox and Grace Reed, both of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Samantha Davenport, Erin Davenport, Alexandra Knox, Taylor Knox, Daniel Knox, & Phoebe Knox; Great Grandchild, Dean Davenport.

    Mr. Knox was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Joe Knox & Pearl Rogers Knox.  He was a Retired Senior Master Sergeant in the Air Force after 30 years and was retired from University Medical Center after 20 years.  He was a member of the Church of Christ and an avid golfer.

    Memorial Service will be held at 1 PM Tuesday April 14, 2015 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM til time of service Tuesday.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Fisher House or to your charity of choice.

  • Thurman Bogle

    Friday, 10 April 2015

    Thurman Gray Bogle, age 84, of the McMahan Community in Cannon County, passed away Wednesday April 8, 2015 at Vanderbilt Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon Co.

    Survivors include his children, Debbie (Horace) Hamilton of Atlanta, Sherrell Blankenship of Donelson, & Anthony Darrell Bogle of Ft. Myers, FL; Grandchildren, Jason & David Hamilton, Dustin & Jessica Blankenship, Victor Anthony Bogle, Nicky & Jenny Carter & Tommy Furgason, Christy McCrary, Shannon Lassiter, Eddie Ramey & Buddy Ramey; Great Grandchildren, Reece & Reagan Hamilton, Landon, Aubrey, & Kailynn Corbett, Elizabeth Blankenship & Jonathan Wilson, Audrey Cheramie, & Logan Chworowsky; Brothers, Elvis Bogle of Nashville & Floyd Bogle of Georgia; Very Special Friend, Edith Miller & her son, Darrell Fults; and Papaw to Erica & Jared Fults.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas & Bertha Pittman Bogle; wife, Eula Bogle; step-daughters, Glenda Kenney & Sandy McCoy; brothers, Medford, Clifford, Paul, Brady, & G.W. Bogle; and step-grandchild, Michael Ramey.

    Mr. Bogle was a member of the Red Hill Church of Christ & was a Veteran of the Army where he served in the Korean War.  He was a drywall finisher, a farmer, and a member of the Cannon County Farmer's Market.

    Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Duke officiating.  Interment will follow at McMahan Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 8 PM Saturday, April 11, 2015.

  • Maria Lynn Pruchniewski

    Tuesday, 7 April 2015

    Maria Lynn Pruchniewski, 43, died Friday, April 3, 2015 at St. Tomas Rutherford.  She was a native of Detroit, MI.  
    She is survived by her husband, Ken Pruchniewski of Woodbury; Daughter: Rhiannon Barycz of Woodbury; Parents: Louis Teets and Deb Teets of Binconning, MI.; Step-Son: Nicholas (Rachelle) Barycz of Hawii; Mom: Diana Ramirez Teets of Smyrna and Brother: Steven Teets of Smyrna.
    She was a Certified Nursing Assistant.
    Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 4:00 pm Sat., April 11, 2015.  Visitation with the family will be Saturday, from 2 pm until 4 pm.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Alfred Mason

    Tuesday, 7 April 2015

    Mr. Alfred N. "Buster" Mason, 74, of Woodbury passed away April 6, 2015.  He was born in Woodbury, TN on December 11, 1941.  His parents were the late Alfred N. Mason, Sr. and Betty Lefevers Mason.   He was also preceded in death by his sister, Sue Campbell.
     
    He is survived by his wife Juanella Mason of Woodbury; a son and daughter-in-law, Al & Michelle Mason of Woodbury; sister and brother-in-law, Betty & Ray Hoover of Virginia; brother-in-law, Jerrell Campbell of Woodbury; grandsons, Aron Mason and Jeremy Mason; nieces, Tammi & Gary Daniels and Terri Campbell both of Madison and Diana & Mark Klein of Texas.
                                        
    Mr. Mason was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School Class of 1960.  He was a retired truck driver.  He could proudly say he logged over 1 million accident free miles.  During his career he drove for TCT, Wagner and Penske .  His family was always involved in raising horses and cattle.  They bred Tennessee Walking Horses and Spotted Saddle Horses.  Through the years he enjoyed going to Short Mountain on the annual horse rides.  Buster as everyone knew him, was always ready to go to Joe's Place and sit around telling stories.  Wherever he was he never met a stranger and always had a smile.  The better he knew you the more he liked to carry on and joke with you.  He loved to spend time with his grandsons teaching them about the farm and telling them stories like only he could.  Buster and Juanella would have celebrated their 51st anniversary on the 24th of this month.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 4-8 pm.  Funeral services will be Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Bro. Herb Alsup will officate.  Interment will be in Riverside Garden.  The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Northside Health Care.  The love and care given to Buster over the last few years is greatly appreciated.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Cannon County Walking Horse Association or the Kidney Foundation.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details and to have a card placed for the family.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Carmon Gannon

    Saturday, 4 April 2015

    Carmon B. Gannon, 90, of Woodbury, TN, died on April 2, 2015. He was a member of Elkins Church of Christ. He is survived by five children:  Barry and wife, Gayla (Parker) Gannon; Tim and wife, Kathy (Thomas) Gannon; Debbie and husband, Mack Melton; Mark and wife, Kathy (Coleman) Gannon; and Connie and husband, Ronnie Foster. He is survived by his grandchildren, Jeremy and wife, Jana Gannon; Jamie and husband, Jonathan Oliver; Jordan and wife Stefanie Gannon; Carly Gannon; Jesse and wife, April Melton; Mandy and husband, Kyle Gay; Michael Kimbro; Marcus Gannon; Jacob and wife, Michelle Smithson; Emily and husband, Charles Haynes; and Anna and husband David Rowland; and great-grandchildren, Makenzi Oliver, Zoe Oliver, Jack Oliver, Amelia Gay, Riley Melton, and Madden Haynes. He is survived by one brother, Clearance (Bud) Gannon and wife, Georgie Gannon.
    He is preceded in death by his wife, Billie Rigsby Gannon, parents, Steve and Gertrude Gannon, sister, Nina Gannon, and one grandchild, Amelia Grace Gannon.
    Carmon retired from Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital after 35 years of service. Over the years he also worked for Cannon County Schools, AVCO, TVA, Tempkin Axel, Westco Paving, R. E. Martin, US Royal, Turnstead, Kroger and worked as a carpenter in his spare time.
    He was a veteran stationed at Fort Hood, TX and Fort Lewis, Washington during the Korean War.
    He was a devoted student of the Bible. He served his Lord as an Elder at Wood Church of Christ and Elkins Church of Christ, and led singing, taught Bible study, and preached the Gospel when called upon. He held a special love for his church family and in recent months developed a close bond with his occupational therapist, Laurie.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elkins Church of Christ, Wood Church of Christ or the Elkins Cemetery Fund.
    Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday April 4 at Elkins Church of Christ with Bros. Joey Ferrell, Earl Sutton and Jim Blankenship officiating.  Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Woodbury Funeral Home and Saturday from 12:00 (Noon) to 1:30 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Elkins Cemetery.
    Pallbearers will be Jeremy, Jordan, and Marcus Gannon, Jesse Melton, Jacob Smithson, Jonathan Oliver, Michael Kimbro and Kyle Gay.

     

  • Sammy Shepherd

    Sunday, 29 March 2015

     

    Mr. Sammy D. Shepherd, age 73, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at NHC Healthcare-Hillview in Columbia, TN.  He was a native of Imboden, VA. 

    He is survived by his wife, Janice Katherine Underwood Shepherd of Mt. Pleasant, TN; 3 sons, Darrell Marvin (Cynthia) Shepherd of Savannah, GA, William Marcus (Lori) Shepherd of Sparta, & Scott Anthony (Susan) Shepherd of Melbourne, FL; 5 grandchildren, Samantha, Alex, Danielle, Derek, & Brett Shepherd; 2 sisters, Betty Daniels & Helen Mitchell, both of Michigan; & 2 brothers, Clyde Shepherd of Michigan & Charles Shepherd of Kentucky. 

    Mr. Shepherd was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian Marvin Shepherd & Ruby Luvine Marcus Shepherd; 2 Brothers, James Monroe Shepherd & Roger Lee Shepherd, Sr.; and 2 Brothers-in-law, Howard Lee Mitchell & Jim Daniels. 

    He was a retired engineer with General Motors. 

    Graveside services will be 2:30 PM Monday, March 30, 2015 at Blues Hill Cemetery with Bro. Hunter Hay officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM to 12 Noon Monday at the Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

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

     

  • Melvin Daniel

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015

    65 year old Melvin Eugene Daniel of Smithville passed away early Monday morning at the ER of DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a long time member of the Mt. Moriah The Baptist Church where he was a deacon for over 30 years. He was also retired from Carrier Corporation. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Mr. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, Phocean and Jean Fults Daniel and father and mother-in-law, Alvie and Lawanda Herman. Survivors include his wife, Judy Daniel of Smithville. Two daughters, Amanda and Scott South of Smithville and Breeann and Chad Hale of Woodbury. Three grandchildren, Avery and Gracin South of Smithville and Shelby Grace Hale of Woodbury. Brother-in-law, Sam Herman of Liberty and several nieces and nephews also survive.

  • Danny Stewart

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015

    67 year old Danny Steve Stewart of Smithville passed away Sunday at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life. He was also retired from Star Manufacturing. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.. Dr. Doretta Hutchins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Stewart was preceded in death by his parents, Frank James and Allene Ames Stewart and two brothers, Ronnie and Ralph Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Hill Stewart of Smithville. Two daughters, Stephanie and Chad Edens of Woodbury and Jamie and Ralph West of Rock Island. Two sons, Craig Hill of Smithville and Kyle Hill of Michigan. Five grandchildren, Kyleigh Hill of Smithville, Fletcher Moore, Emma Edens, and Graham Edens all of Woodbury, and Easton West of Rock Island. One sister, Dail and Gary Simons of McMinnville. Four brothers, Frank W. and Kaye Stewart of McMinnville, Roger and Glenda Stewart of McMinnville, Linsey and Regina Stewart of Beersheba Springs, and Melvin and Tammy Stewart of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     

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