Obituaries

  • Craig Mears

    Monday, 24 July 2017

    Mr. Craig Mears, 56, of Woodbury passed away on July 22, 2017 at Erlanger Medical Center. He was born on November 22, 1960 in Smithville, TN. His parents were the late Wrlev Mears and Helen Miller Mears.
    He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, two nieces and their husbands, three great nieces, aunts, cousins, and a lot of good friends.
    Craig grew up in Woodbury and graduated from Cannon County High School. He went on to MTSU earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He worked at the Bank of Commerce and later at Arnold Engineering Air Force Base. He also worked as a real estate agent. Craig enjoyed being with his friends. He was a big UT fan and kept up with their sports programs. Through the years he studied the genealogy of his family extensively. He was a board member for the Center Hill Cemetery and was active helping with those duties. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 25, from 8-9:30 am. Following visitation, a graveside service will be held at Center Hill Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Gilley will officiate. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to Center Hill Cemetery. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Jerry Vance

    Sunday, 23 July 2017

    Mr. Jerry L. Vance, 68, of Nashville passed away on July 22, 2017 after an extended illness with his family by his side. He was born in Woodbury, TN on September 27, 1948. His parents were the late Hoyte A. Vance and Radene Cummings Vance; also preceded by his brothers, Terry Vance and Jimmy Vance.
    He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda Basham Vance of Nashville; daughter, Lori (Chris) Cross of Nashville; grandchildren Jaxon and Lexi; sisters, Treva (Jeff) Burrus of Nashville and Deby (Craig) Farrar of Murfreesboro; uncle and aunts, Ray and Jean Nichols and Jewel Tarpley all of Woodbury; also by several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and cousins.
    Mr. Vance graduated Woodbury Central High School with the Class of 1966. Then he graduated from UT in Knoxville with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1970. After which he pursued a Law Degree at the Nashville School of Law. He was a private practice attorney in Nashville for over 30 years. While in school he met his sweetheart and future wife, Linda. He had joined the U S Army and was expecting to be leaving for his duty station soon after she would graduate. They were eager to begin their married life. When she graduated on May 14, 1971 they planned their wedding on May 16th at the Sunny Slope Church of Christ. Within six months he was sent overseas for service. After his enlistment, he and Linda continued their married life and were blessed with a daughter, Lori. They enjoyed being together as a family and we able to travel and go on cruises together. He and Linda were members of the Charlotte Heights Church of Christ.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, July 23, from 2-8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 24, at 10 am in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. David Dunn will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery and he will be laid to rest with Military Funeral Honors. In lieu of flowers donations are also requested to Short Mountain Bible Camp or Wounded Warriors. Nephews and Cousins will serve as pallbearers. Share memories and condolences at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Jo Jones

    Friday, 21 July 2017

    Jo Helen Jones, 79, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Logansport
     
    Born January 27, 1938, in Cannon County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Lillard S. and Jessie (Campbell) McPeak. 
     
    On January 26, 1955, in Rossville, Georgia, she was married to U.L. Jones, who preceded her in death in 1993.
     
    Jo was a homemaker. She was a member of the Christian Church. She enjoyed reading autobiographies.
     
    Surviving are her son Gary J. (Marilyn) Jones, of McMinnville, Tennessee; her daughter, Melanie A. Jones, of Lucerne, two brothers, Bill (Linda) McPeak, of  Woodbury, Tennessee and Mark McPeak of Kokomo, Indiana;  six grandchildren: U.L.(Stephanie) Jones, Jaime Jones, T.J. Jones, Lee Jones, Chellsie (Brian) Reed and Michael L. Jones, and nine great-grandchildren.
     
    She was also preceded in death by her son, Michael L. Jones.
     
    Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 24 in the Leoni Cemetery in Woodbury Tennessee.
     
    Arrangements have been entrusted to Woodbury Funeral Home.

  • Fred Daniels

    Friday, 21 July 2017

    Mr. Fred R. Daniels, 69, of Woodbury passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2017. He was born in Pearsall, Texas on April 1, 1948. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward William Daniels and Jean Elizabeth Lamborn Daniels, also by a daughter.
    Survivors include two sons and two daughters; two sisters, Jeanne “J.D.” (Alan) Ray of Pittsburg, Texas and Denise (Jerry) Stepanek of Murfreesboro; nieces and nephews, Lynnea Mejia, Laura Camp, Dusty Ray, Michelle Brown, and Michael Ray; as well as great nieces and nephews.
    Mr. Daniels moved to Woodbury about 12 years ago when his sister, JD and her husband still lived here. He enjoyed going down to Joe’s Place, now A. J. Diner, and sitting at the “Liars Table” telling some good stories. He had a great sense of humor, the combination of being an April Fools baby along with his father being a joker led him to want to kid around and have a laugh. He was a veteran of the U S Army serving during Vietnam. After leaving the military he worked as a carpenter and mechanic. He liked to work on lawn mowers, ride motorcycles, and have a good time. He was a member of Heartland Baptist Church in Walter Hill where his nephew, Dusty, is the pastor.
    His request was to be cremated and have his remains placed with his parents. The family will hold a service of memory and celebration of his life at Heartland Baptist Church, 306 E. Jefferson Pk. Walter Hill, TN, on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 10:45 am. Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Patricia Lloyd

    Thursday, 20 July 2017

    Patricia Gail Lloyd, 53, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at the age of 53.  She was a native of Davidson Co and was the daughter of the late William R. & Wilma Bryant Barrett.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Lloyd. 
    She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, David & Jennifer Barrett of Bradyville; Nieces and Nephews, Tiffany & Natosha Barrett of Woodbury; Paige & Obie Gnida of Bradyville and Ethan Barrett of Bradyville; Great nieces, Willow Gnida and Paisley Grizzle.
    Gail was a member of the Dillon Street Baptist Church and a homemaker.  She loved her dog, Angel.
    A memorial to celebrate and remember her life will be Friday, July 21, 2017 at 6 pm in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 6 pm Friday.

  • Ruth Coppinger

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017

    Mrs. Ruth Adean Coppinger, 81, of Woodbury passed away on July 18, 2017 at her home after an extended illness. She was born on October 21, 1935. Her parents were the late Everette and Meda Phillips. Also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Glen M. Coppinger; siblings, Bill Phillips, Mazle Gannon, Earl Phillips, Junior Phillips, Margaret Brdar, Alice Hamlin, and David Phillips.
    She is survived by her children, Glena (Russell) Vance and Phillip (Jennifer) Coppinger both of Woodbury, Joyce Travis of Murfreesboro, and Gary (Tracy) Coppinger of McMinnville; grandchildren, Joshua Travis, Kelsey (Steven) Murphee, Samantha and Bradley Coppinger, and Paige and Jackson Coppinger; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Mrs. Coppinger was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a hard worker at her public job with Colonial Shirt Factory and Val-Dor. Her true love and work was caring for her family. She enjoyed working in her garden, canning the vegetables she grew, and making clothes. When she became paralyzed, her faith, love for the Lord, and her family gave her courage to face things head on. She didn’t want to be a burden for her family and found ways to improvise and overcome obstacles. Knowing God had a plan kept her strong in her Christian faith. She made sure to pass on these values to her family. Her example of devotion to her family carried over, as her health began to fail they all pitched in to take care of her. They made it possible for her to stay in the comfort of her own home. She was member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ for over 53 years. Even though she couldn’t attend recently, she enjoyed hearing about things going on at church and reading the church bulletin.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 3-9 pm and on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 8am-until time of the funeral. The service will be held in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00P. Bro. John Summers will officiate. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Jean Jennings

    Wednesday, 5 July 2017

    Murfreesboro, TN resident and Warren County, TN native Jean Smith Jennings, age 91, was born May 28, 1926 and died July 2, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.
    A homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in McMinnville, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Farr and Johanna Pitson Smith. She was married to Raymond Oakley Jennings who preceded her in death on September 6, 2009. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Louis P. "Bud" Smith, Kenneth P. Smith, Ray P. Smith, Stephen P. Smith and Leonard F. Smith, Jr.; and three sisters, Joan McGregor, Mildred Bussell and Margaret McCumber.
    She is survived by four children and spouses, Robert C. and Christie Jennings, Ellyn and Mark Butler, and Christel Perkins all of Murfreesboro, TN, and Jan and Paul Windrow of Rockvale, TN; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
    Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 in High's Chapel with Rev. Harry Green and Joel Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service Thursday at High's.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alive Hospice.
    Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com
    High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Viva Partin

    Thursday, 29 June 2017

    Viva Gay Partin, age 75, of Milton passed away, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Woodbury Healthcare. She was a native of Cannon County.
    Survivors include: Sons; William "Bill" Baker Partin, Jr., (Shannon) of Milton, Joseph Randall Partin of Enterprise, MS and daughter; Viva Jacquline Averette (Keith) of Moundville, AL, Siblings; Annie P. Mason (John) of Memphis and Charles Duke (Ann) of Lakeland, FL.  
    Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parent; Raymond Duke and Opal Smithson, husband; William Baker Partin, Sr., daughter-in-law; Paula Partin, grandsons; Charlie Ethan Batzell and Kevin Pittman.
    Visitation with the family will be Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 Pm.

  • Al Elkins

    Tuesday, 27 June 2017

    Mr. Al Durward Elkins age 86 of McMinnville, TN, died Sunday, June 25, 2017, at his residence. He was born June 26, 1930, in Cannon County, TN, was a retired employee with Chrysler-Plymouth Corporation, former employee of Alvin C. York VA Medical Center, served his country with the U S Army during the Korean War, and was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Elkins was preceded in death by his parents Issac Raymond and Virginia Eldora Mitchell Elkins, sisters Wanda Craddock, Gail Lawley, and Lila Dees, and brothers Gary, Layne, Vernon, and Raymond Elkins, Jr.
     
    Survivors include his wife of 58 years Clemmie Clarine Elkins of McMinnville, TN, sisters Mallie “Judy” (Allen) Bryson and Shirley (Johnnie) Bryson all of Woodbury, TN, sisters-in-law Paulette Ervin and Mickey Ervin all of Lynchburg, TN, and Joan (Royce) Sissom of Mt. Juliet, TN, several nieces, nephews, family members, friends, and beloved dogs Bruiser and Boomer.
     
    Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 29, 2017, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Leoni Cemetery in Cannon County, TN. Military grave rites will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and the V.F.W. Post 5064. The Elkins Family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and again Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
     
    Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com

  • Harold Harrington

    Thursday, 22 June 2017

    Mr. Harold Harrington, 70, of Beaverton, Michigan passed away on June 19, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born on August 18, 1946 in Clio, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Harrington and Marguerite Babcock Harrington; a step-son, Ricky Abel; a brother, Orland Harrington; a sister, Gayle Congdon; and his best friend and hunting partner, Henry Garza. 
    He is survived by his wife, Cathy Harrington; son, Tony (Carline) Harrington; step-sons, Mike Moore and John Moore all of Michigan; step-daughter, Christy (Ray) Hunt of Woodbury; great granddaughter, Chloe Byrd who resided with Harold and Cathy most of her life; brother, Keven Harrington; sisters, Stannie Tobias, Vic Cummings, Karen Harrington, Melodie Baird, and Tanis Hetzer all of Michigan; sister-in-law, Virginia Harrington; grandchildren, Amanda Byrd, Camri (Jason) Cole, Skye (fiancé, Skylar Meeks) Hunt, Sarah (fiancé, Tyler Cook) Hunt, Faith Hunt, Amber Hunt and Ryan Moore; great grandchildren, Jaylin, Roman, Landon, and Kaceton; mother-in-law, Joan George; sisters-in-law, Margie (Bruce) Little and Laurie (Ray) Beckman all of Michigan and many other family members. 
    Mr. Harold grew up in Clio and graduated high school there. Following graduation, he joined the Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. After leaving the Army he went to work for the Buick-GM plant in Flint, Michigan. He retired with 31 years on the job. He was an active supporter of the UAW Local 599. In his free-time he loved to hunt, fish, and work on cars. He enjoyed watching tv shows, such as, The Red Green Show, Last Frontier, MASH, and American Pickers. When they could he enjoyed traveling with his family going to all kinds of places like the Rocky Mountains and Disney World. He liked to go camping and would tell stories around the campfire. He was a member of the Church of God. One of his favorite sayings was “don’t do today what you can put off until tomorrow”. He and Cathy would have celebrated their 21st anniversary on Monday. Over the last several years his health declined. Cathy and Chloe were there to help him and keep him going. 
    Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 5-7 pm at Smith Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 7pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. He will be recognized for his military service with Military Funeral Honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to assist the family with expenses. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

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