Obituaries

  • Debbie Romans

    Thursday, 30 July 2015

    Debbie Lou Romans, age 58, of Woodbury passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was born on July 12, 1957 to William McKinley and Edith Lucille Sherfield Romans in Murfreesboro. She was a Manager with Roses Department Store and a member of the Christiana Baptist Church.
    Ms. Romans was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William Alexander Romans.
    Survivors include a daughter, Felicia Romans of Woodbury, three sisters, Patricia Turley of Woodbury, Jennie (Eddie) Peel of Christiana, Kathy (Danny) Cody of Woodbury and a grandchild, Colin Romans of Woodbury.
    Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:00 am at Sycamore Baptist Church in Woodbury with Rev. Albert Nelson officiating.
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.
    - See more at: http://murfreesborofuneralhome.com/tribute/details/924/Debbie_Lou_Romans...
    Debbie Lou Romans, age 58, of Woodbury passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was born on July 12, 1957 to William McKinley and Edith Lucille Sherfield Romans in Murfreesboro. She was a Manager with Roses Department Store and a member of the Christiana Baptist Church.

    Ms. Romans was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William Alexander Romans.

    Survivors include a daughter, Felicia Romans of Woodbury, three sisters, Patricia Turley of Woodbury, Jennie (Eddie) Peel of Christiana, Kathy (Danny) Cody of Woodbury and a grandchild, Colin Romans of Woodbury.

    Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:00 am at Sycamore Baptist Church in Woodbury with Rev. Albert Nelson officiating.

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family
    Murfreesboro Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements

  • Tom Milligan

    Thursday, 30 July 2015

    Tom Milligan, age 87, of the Gassaway Community passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  He was a native of Warren Co. 

    Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Louise Campbell Milligan of the Gassaway Community; Children, Stella Ann (G.C.) Hixson of Readyville, David (Darlene) Milligan of Mt. Juliet, & Timothy Milligan of Woodbury; Sister, Jo Justice of Chattanooga; 6 Grandchildren, Clay & Cory Hixson and Jake, Caleb, Sara, & Katie Milligan.  Also surviving are 7 Great Grandchildren. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Lanus Lee Milligan & Martha Augusta Jones Milligan. 

    Mr. Milligan was a member of the Gassaway Church of Christ.  He was a master mechanic and craftsman and was in the Korean War where he served in the Army.

    Funeral service will be 2 PM Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. William Webb officiating.  Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Friday, July 31, 2015.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Inez Fowler

    Wednesday, 29 July 2015

    Mrs. Inez “Juanita” Smith Fowler, 80, of Leesburg, Florida passed away on May 24, 2015. She was born in Wise, Virginia on July 9, 1934. Her parents were the late Charles Smith and Alice Ward Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Lee “Sam” Fowler; brothers, Charles Smith, Clifford Smith and Leroy Meade; sisters, Lora Aliane Franks and Ina Mae Harless.
                She is survived by one brother, Rev. Lawrence F. Smith and a host of nieces and nephews. She considered her nieces and nephews like her own children.
                Mrs. Fowler graduated Wise High School in the Class of 1953. She moved to Anderson, Indiana and lived until 1994. Mrs. Fowler worked as an accountant for General Motors-Delco Remy Division for many years while in Indiana. She then moved to Leesburg, Florida. While living in Leesburg she took up golfing, ballroom dancing, and pickle ball. She was a member of Protestant Church.
                The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 1:30 pm until time of the service.  Graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm. Share your memories and condolences at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net on our guestbook. Smith Funeral Home, (615) 563-5337

  • Emma Mullins

    Tuesday, 28 July 2015

    Emma Alene Keyt Mullins, age 95, of Woodbury passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at Woodbury Health Care Center.  She was a native of Spencer, TN. 

    Survivors include her children, William "Bob" Robert (Mary) Mullins & Jean Mullins Hayes, both of Bradyville; Sister, Wilma Jo Looney of Chattanooga; Grandchildren, Robert C. & Danny Mullins, Donna Keel, & Jennifer Reeves; Great Grandchildren, Derrick, Dustin, & William Mullins, Cambron Milligan, Connor Keel, Jessica Leonard, Kasey Mussared, Tabitha York, Stephanie Mullins, & Kaitlyn Hayes.  Also surviving are four great-great-grandchildren. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, William E. & Lela May Madwell Keyt; Husband, Robert L. Mullins; Brothers, W.E. "Jr.", James, Dawson, Nolan, & Robert Keyt; Sisters, Lena Mills, Hester Madwell, Edith Baker, Gladys Dixon, Letha Rieb, & Kathryn Irwin. 

    Mrs. Mullins was a member of the Baptist church.  She loved her family very much and worked many jobs.  She helped her husband farm, but most remember her as a beauty operator in her home.  She made quilts for all of her children and loved flowers.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 

    Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Hunter Hay officiating.  Interment will follow at Town Cemetery (Spencer, TN).  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

  • Martha Hays

    Monday, 27 July 2015

    Martha J. Hays, age 84, of Auburntown died Sunday July 26, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford E/R.  She was a native of the Roundtop Community of Wilson Co. 

    Survivors include her daughter, Marna (John) Higgins of Auburntown; Grandchildren, Andy, Allison, & Amelia Higgins, all of Auburntown.   

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Hudson & Maude Foutch Jennings; and Husband, Edward Fite Hays. 

    Mrs. Hays was a member of the Woodbury First Baptist Church and was a teller at Bank of Auburn for 44 years.  She enjoyed gardening, canning, & cooking for her family and friends.  Mrs. Hays loved spending time with her daughter and her grandchildren. 

    Funeral services will be 1 PM Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Hunter Hay officiating.  Interment will follow at Prosperity Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tues., July 28, 2015 at the funeral home.

     

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

  • Cathy Whitacre

    Sunday, 26 July 2015

    Cathy Jean Whitacre was born July 21, 1950, in Norwalk, Ohio to Melvin and Irene Jackson, both now deceased. On July 21, 1968, she married Gerry Lee Whitacre. Together they have two children. Rob L.Whitacre and Christina D. Barkley and four grandchildren: Hannah and Jared Whitacre, and Mikayla and Mattie Barkley.
     
    She worked in several different areas including the secretary at the church of Christ Bible Chair at San Antonio College, manager for Frenzy’s, and secretary at Arlington Christian School. Her greatest work was as a helpmeet to her husband and a mother to her children. She had peace in her life knowing that her children are faithful Christians following in the footsteps of her Lord. She enjoyed her role as “Nana” to her four grandchildren. She loved to teach them how to do things. Toward the end, she even taught them how to cook. Her greatest desire was for
    them to be faithful Christians.
     
    Cathy’s life is surrounded by the Lord. Her father served as a preacher and elder. All of her siblings are Christians. Her husband Gerry served as an elder at the Fayetteville church of Christ, a deacon at the Northern Oaks church of Christ, a Bible class teacher, and a mission worker. Her son is a Gospel preacher for the Willette church of Christ. Her daughter is a Bible class teacher. Her son-in-law is a Bible class teacher and a preacher. Her daughter-in-law is a Bible class teacher. Three of her grandchildren are already Christians. She served the Kingdom as a Bible class teacher for over 35 years in all levels. She conducted Teacher's Workshops in Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Scotland, Kentucky, and New Zealand with her daughter Christina and daughter-in-law Nicole. She spent time in the mission fields of Jamaica, Scotland, and New Zealand. Her greatest work was a as an elder’s wife, consoling, comforting, and supporting. She conducted ladies days and taught ladies Bible classes.
     
    She left this world far too early, but her impact is far greater than those who live much longer. Even at the end she expressed her Christ like spirit through Cathy’s Corner, a blog she wrote every day after returning from the hospital. Her words literally inspired thousands. She leaves a legacy of Christianity that now her children and grand-children can continue. She had peace at the end as did her family. We all know that her reward is great and that if we are faithful, we will see her as she was, with no cancer, no tears, and no pain in the blessed Day of the Resurrection. She will be missed by all her family and friends.
     
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Tuesday at New Hope Church of Christ with Bro. Joey Barkley, Matthew Gibson, Melvin Hutzler, Jr. and Greg Nash officiating. Interment will follow in the Jernigan Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 9 am until 1 pm at New Hope Church of Christ.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Hope Church of Christ, Readyville, Tn. or Willette, TN. Church of Christ Jamaica Mission Fund.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Betty Ruth Smith

    Sunday, 26 July 2015

    Mrs. Betty Ruth Smith, 75, of Woodbury passed away at her home on July 24, 2015.  She was born in Hohenwald, TN on December 3, 1939.  Her parents were the late James Madison Clifton and Mary Jane (Plunkett) Clifton.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Clifton and sisters, Ethel Flippo, Bonnie Lewis and Nancy Clifton.
    She is survived by her husband, Carl Smith of Woodbury; son, David Anthony Smith of Woodbury; daughter, Melissa & Charles Douglas Hostetter of Readyville; brothers, James Edward Clifton of Lavergne and George & Georgia May Clifton of Linden; grandchildren, Amber & Joey Oxley, Ashley & Bobby Duncan and Samuel Hostetter; great grandchildren, Coal Oxley, Ella Oxley, Ava Duncan and Cade Duncan.
    Mrs. Smith was a devoted member of the New Hope Church of Christ.  Her love of the church lead to her desire to teach others about the Bible and the mercy and forgiveness offered through Jesus Christ.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed many different hobbies including  flowers, gardening, bird watching, painting and classical music. 
    Visitation will be held at the New Hope Church of Christ on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 12-2 pm.  Funeral services are to follow at the church with Ralph Richardson officiating.  Interment will be in the McMahan Cemetery.  Share condolences and memories with the family on her obituary  page at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Floyd Tilley Jr

    Thursday, 23 July 2015

    Floyd Boone Tilley, Jr., age 67, of Woodbury passed away July 16, 2015.  He was a native of Warrenton, VA. 

    Survivors include his wife, Myra J. Tilley of Woodbury; Sons, Richard (Christine) Tilley of Woodbury & Jonathan Tilley of Florida; and Daughter, Katherine Tilley of Florida. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Tilley, Sr. & Roberta Tilley. 

    Mr. Tilley was a member of the Short Mountain Methodist Church and was a disabled Army Veteran. 

    Memorial Services will be 5:00 PM Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Short Mountain Methodist Church. 

     

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

  • Teresa Higgins

    Wednesday, 22 July 2015

    Teresa Diane Higgins, 54, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at her home a brave fight with cancer.  She was a native of Cannon Co., and was preceded in death by her father, Edward “Buck” Davis and her step-father, Jimmy Rogers.    
    She is survived by her mother, Marie Davis Rogers, Daughter, Miranda Higgins Johnson; Grandson, Austin Johnson; Brother, Jr. Davis; Nephews and Niece,  Josh & Kelli Davis and Ethan Curtis all of Woodbury; Friend, Dennie Swah of McMinnville.
    Diane was a member of the Church of Christ and finished furniture that her family made in their furniture business.  Her grandson, Austin, was her world and she was his.
    Funeral Services will be 4 pm Saturday, July 25, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Norman Pelham officiating.  Visitation will be Saturday from 11 am until the time of service.
    Per Diane’s request, she will be cremated after her service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Mark Campbell

    Tuesday, 21 July 2015

    Mark Edward Campbell, age 51, of Liberty passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Vanderbilt.  He was a native of Grants, NM. 

    Survivors include his mother, Jerris Hines Campbell of Gassaway; Children, Seirra (Dallas) Seaborn & Bradley (Billie) Campbell, both of McMinnville; Siblings, Robin Gunter, Michael R. (Sharon) Campbell, & Jill Ellis (Randy) Campbell, all of Gassaway; Grandchildren, Dawson Campbell, Robert & Anna Campbell.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. 

    He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a tree trimmer. 

    Funeral services will be 1 PM Saturday, July 25, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bros. David Dodd & James “Moose” Nokes officiating.  Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Friday, July 24, 2015 from 4 to 8 PM & Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 10 AM until time of service at the funeral home. 

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

     

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