Obituaries

  • Wilma Powell

    Sunday, 31 August 2014

    Mrs. Wilma Pauline Milstead Powell, 76, of Woodbury passed away on August 29, 2014.  She was born in the Irving College Community of Warren County on July 21, 1938.  She was preceded in death by her father, Charles William Milstead and two brothers, Wayne Milstead and Jimmy Milstead.

    She is survived by her husband, Maurice Powell of Woodbury; mother, Gertrude Roberts Milstead of Irving College; two sons, Stephen & Patricia Powell of Woodbury and Larry Powell of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Lonnie & Pat Milstead and Eugene Milstead both of Irving College; one sister, Donna Milstead of Irving College; five grandchildren, Brittany & Paul Clark, Larry Dillon Powell, Gabriella Powell, Austin Powell and Ethan Powell and two great grandchildren, Rylie Clark and Cassidy Clark.

    Mrs. Powell grew up in the Irving College Community and graduated high school there.  After graduation she attended MTSU and Draughons Business College.  She met her future husband Maurice in Nashville while going to school.  They would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary next month.  She worked for Century Electric for several years before their first child was born.  She left Century Electric, deciding that being at home and taking care of her family was the most important work she could do.  She enjoyed cooking for her family, gardening and just being together.  In the past few years she became ill and was diagnosed with CIDP, a form of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.  Her family was right by her side to support and give her comfort as she needed it. She was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 4-9 PM and on Monday, September 1, 2014 from 10-11 AM.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Al Bugg and Jerry Gilley will officiate.  Interment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to, GBS-CIDP Foundation, Tennessee Bible College, American Diabetes Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
     

  • Michael Utley

    Thursday, 28 August 2014

    Michael Dean Utley, son of Ray and Catherine Utley, was born on October 25, 1952 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Michael married Tracie Ann Willard on May 2, 1981 in Floral City, Florida. They moved to Woodbury, Tennessee in 1994 . Michael worked as a computer technician until 2012. He spent endless time with his children and grandchildren.

    Michael passed away at his home on Thursday, August 21, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Darlene Strahm.

    He is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years, Tracie; son Michael Utley and his wife Ashley of Watertown, TN; son Matthew Utley of Lavergne, TN; daughter Nicole Utley of Woodbury, TN; daughter Chelsea Utley of Manchester, TN; sister Cathy Hiveley and her husband Dan of Lebanon, TN; sister Sue White and her husband Tim of Las Vegas, NV; brother Jeff Utley of Eugene, OR; brother Pat Utley and his wife Cindy of Canton, GA.

    He is also survived by the “apples of his eye” 11 grandchildren: Noah, Abel, Eli, Chyanne, Matthew, Sophie, Christopher, Kaylee, Connor, Hailiey and Aubriey; many nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.

    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9-11 AM. A Memorial Service will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 11:00 am. Donations may be made to a Cancer Research of your choice. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Gladys Parker

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014

    Gladys Virginia Parker, 96, of Cannon Co., passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.  She was 96. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew & Zelma Carrick; Husband, Ellis Parker and her sister, Ima Lusk.

     

    Funeral services will be 11 am Friday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Al Bugg officiating.  Interment will follow in the McMahan Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 4 pm until 6 pm. 

     

    She is survived by her nephew:  Michael Lusk of Knoxville and Niece, Jan Owens of Murfreesboro.

     

    Ms. Parker was a homemaker and assisted her husband on their farm.  She loved the outdoors, gardening, cooking and her flowers.  She was a member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ. 

     

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

  • John Barrett

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014

    Mr. John “Pearson” Barrett, 72, of Woodbury passed away on August 26, 2014.  He was born in Cannon County on July 9, 1942.  His parents were the late Leburn Barrett and Louise Gill Barrett.  He was also preceded in death by his wife of nearly fifty years, Patricia Davenport Barrett; and a brother, Jimmy Barrett.
     
    He is survived by his son, Joe D. Barrett of Bradyville; two daughters, Melissa Bogle of Woodbury and Amanda Barrett of Bradyville; four brothers, Lofton D. & Joan Barrett, Joe & Billie Barrett, Bobby Barrett and Donald Barrett all of Woodbury; two sisters, Shirley & Allan Moody of Murfreesboro and Mary & Tom Effler of Kentucky; also by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
     
    Mr. Barrett was an easy going person.  If you were his friend he would take up for you.  He was a hard working man that liked farming, logging, welding and driving a dozer.  He was known to be able to work on all types of heavy equipment.  He taught his son how to drive a dozer before he was old enough to drive on the road.  When he ran into a problem he could study on it a while and figure it out.  He also enjoyed going fishing and target shooting with his friends.  He loved to have a good meal with family and spend time with them.  They were by his side all the way to the end.
     
    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 4-8 PM.  Graveside services will be conducted by Smith Funeral Home at the Fugitt Cemetery on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11 AM.  Van Nichols will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Maurene Leggett

    Monday, 25 August 2014

    Maurene Wood Leggett, 75, died Sunday, August 24, 2014 at NHC McMinnville following an extended illness.
    She is survived by her sons, Michael Leggett of Murfreesboro and Leonard (Donna) Leggett of McMinnville; 5 Grandchildren: Beth (Matt) Atchley, Justin, Alisha, Nikki and Caitlyn Leggett; 3 Great Grandchildren: Nicholas Atchly, Skyler Leggett and Camden Leggett; Siblings:  Sandra (Clarence) Allen of Newton, MS., Eunell (Jimmy) Thompson of Hollands, AL. and Edwin Wood of Sylacauga, AL.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Ewell & Mary Jones Wood, Husband, Leonard G. Leggett and Sisters, Karen Smith and Linda Wood.
    She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a retired LPN.  She loved nursing and sewing.  Ms. Leggett was a preacher’s wife for 56 years.  Her and her husband, Bro. Leonard Leggett ministered all over Cannon and surrounding counties.   
    Funeral Services will be 11 am Wed., August 27, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Comer Mullican officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wood Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 9 pm Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Mattie Gunter

    Sunday, 24 August 2014

    Mattie Brown Gunter, died Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Stones River Hospital.  She was a native of Cannon Co., TN.

    She is survived by her children,  Laura Pelham, Faye (Don) Bailey, Higgins Gunter, Elaine Judkins, & Debra (Adrian) Chavez;  Grandchildren, Bobby, Jerry, & Jimmy Gunter, JoAnn, Rita, Carolyn, Teresa, Amy, & Michael Lynn, Donnie Bailey, Ronnie Bailey, Michael, Brian, & Jeremy Judkins, Jennie Smith, Jacqueline Moreno, April Rodriguez, & Roger Lynn Gunter.  Also surviving are 27 Great-Grandchildren & 7 Great Great-Grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, John A. & Ella Elkins Brown; Husband, Woodrow Wilson Gunter; Sons, Kenneth, Woody, & Randall Gunter; Brothers, Jess, Selmer, Bill, Jim, & John A. Brown; Sisters, Callie Mae Markum, Molly Mayo, Lizzie Parker, & Carrie Pomaroy; Grandson, Joel Mooneyham.

    She was retired from Colonial-Pressing and was a member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ.  

    Funeral Services will be 4 pm Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Chapel of the Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Al Bugg officiating.  Interment will follow at the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery.  

    Visitation with the family will be from 4 til 9 Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Woodbury Funeral Home.

  • Eddie Davenport Sr.

    Sunday, 24 August 2014

    Eddie Wilson Davenport, Sr., 50, passed away suddenly, Friday, August 22, 2014 at Stones River Hospital E/R.  He was a native of Wilson Co.
    He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lisa Shuler Davenport of Milton; Children, Eddie (Whitney) Davenport of Readyville, Jeremiah Davenport of Milton, Joshua Davenport of Milton, Leslie Davenport Powers (fiance Jeremy McGregor) of Woodbury, and Charles Davenport (fiancee Jacqueline Hayes) of Lascassas; Sisters, Martha Ann Hunt of Auburntown, and Dorothy Champion of Gassaway; Brother, Paul Davenport of Woodbury; 5 Grandchildren, Brady & Cynthia Davenport, Lindsay Powers, Wyatt Davenport, and Abby Davenport.  He is also survived by his parents-in-law, Vance & Melinda Shuler of North Carolina; and close friends, Bryan West of Woodbury and Steve McNabb of Murfreesboro.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack & Sallie Joines Davenport and a sister, Georgia Murphy.
    He was a farmer and enjoyed hunting for arrowheads and spending time with family and friends.
    Funeral Services will be 2 PM Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Chapel of the Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Hunter Hay officiating.  Pallbearers will include Bryan West, Jeremy McGregor, Stanford Hedrick, Kenneth Hedrick, Blake Rollins, Jarvis Neely, Buddy Mixon, & Steven Davenport.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 9 Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences,  please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.

  • Charles Light

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014

    Charles Gregory Light, 29, died suddenly August 11, 2014 in Murfreesboro, Tn.  He was a native of Peekskill, NY.
    He is survived by his Mother,  Phyllis Prokop Light of Woodbury; Sister: Jennifer (Jeremy) Parker of Auburntown; Brother:  Dyland (Paige) Light of Auburntown; Grandmother:  Selma Prokop of NY; Nieces & Nephews: Shellby Parker, Blake Parker, Kaydence Light, & Kinsley Light; Uncles:  Greg Prokop of Pikeville & Richie Prokop of NY; Aunt:  Patti Bolduc of FL.
    He was preceded in death by his children, Justus & Brylee Light; and his grandfather, Richard Prokop.
    He was a Tool & Die setter, loved music and sports.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Friday, August 15, 2014  in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Pallbearers:  Jeremy Light, Greg Light, Richie Light, Dylan Light, Dillon Collette, & Kermit Peebles. Interment will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3-8 PM Thursday, 8/14/2014.
    Woodbury Funeral Home 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Hoyte Gayle Rains

    Monday, 11 August 2014

    Hoyte Gayle Rains, 64, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 in San Diego, CA, following an extended illness.  He was a native of Cannon Co.       
    He is survived by his wife, Pat Rains of Woodbury; Children,  Bethany (Chris) Hall of Murfreesboro; Tiffany (David) Simpson of McMinnville; and Ben (Tammy) Rains of Franklin; Father, Roy Rains of Woodbury; Sisters, Barbara Brown; Debbie (Ronnie) Hall; and Sonda (David) Reed; Nine Grandchildren, Lilly & Lizzie Hall, Mason, Gwynie, Izzy, Rose & Mark Simpson, and Ava & Luke Rains.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Merritt Hyde; brother, Tommy Rains; and grandparents, Homer and Bertha Rains.
    He was retired from AEDC as a plumber/pipe fitter and a member of Main Street Church of Christ.  He also served in the National Guard.
    Funeral Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Woodbury Church of Christ with Bro. Bryan Pitts officiating.  Pallbearers will include Ronnie Hall, David Mason Simpson, Mason Simpson, Jonathan Hall, Shawn Gunter, Chris Hall, David Reed, Anthony Reed, Brian Reed. Interment will follow at Midway Cemetery with Military Honors.  Visitation with the family will be 4 to 9 Wednesday at Woodbury Funeral Home and will lie in state from 8 am ‘til time of service Thursday at Woodbury Church of Christ.
     
    At the family’s request, please no flowers; all donations to Short Mountain Bible Camp % Woodbury Funeral Home.

  • John Edward Cummings

    Sunday, 10 August 2014

    John Edward Cummings, 30, died suddenly Saturday, August 09, 2014 at Stones River E/R.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his parents, Morgan Cummings and Karen Phillips Cummings both of Woodbury; Step-dad: Robert Mattox of Woodbury; Sister: Amy Cummings Murdock of Murfreesboro; Niece & Nephew: Morgan Murdock and Micah Stewart of Murfreesboro; Grandmother: Lovie Phillips of Woodbury; Fiancée: Diana Anderson of Woodbury; Step-Children: Meagan & Jordan; 2 Step-Sisters: Ashley & Vironica Mattox.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles Phillips and Ed & Josephine Cummings and by his daughter, Merci Cummings. John was a laborer and a believer in the Odinism faith.
    Graveside Services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Cummings Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM until time of service Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.

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