Obituaries

  • Rustin Means

    Monday, 19 February 2018

    Rustin James Roy Means, age 38, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at his home following an extended illness. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and lived in Cannon County.
    He is survived by his mother and step-father, Barbara Rains Brown and Dan Brown, Sr. of Sequatchie, TN; Father, Russell Means of Wayne, Michigan; 3 Children, Kailee, Thomas, and Daniel Means all of Woodbury; Grandfather, Roy Rains of Woodbury; Half-sister & brother, Brittney Means of Sandusky, Ohio and Brighton Means of Wayne, Michigan; Step-Siblings, Austin Brown of Chattanooga, Ashley Jackson of Sequatchie, Angela Sipos of Auburn, AL, and Dan Brown Jr. of Fort Myers, FL. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    Rustin was a member of the Church of Christ and worked in auto sales. His most important accomplishment in his life was caring for his autistic son, Thomas. 

     Funeral Services will be 2 pm Thursday, February 22, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Brian Greggory and Bro. Bryan Pitts officiating.  Interment will follow in the Midway Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm to 8  pm Wednesday, February 21, 2018. 
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Martha Barrett

    Friday, 16 February 2018

    Martha Ann Thomas Barrett, 81, passed away Fri., February 16, 2018 at her home following an extended illness.  She was a native of Cannon Co., Tn.
     

    She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bobby Barrett of Woodbury; her children, Michael (Beverly) Barrett, Vickie Winfrey and Katrina Haston all of Woodbury; son-in-law, Ray Shipp of Woodbury; grandchildren, Amy (Phillip) Parton, Kevin Shipp, Derek (Allison) Fann, Brooke (Josh) Smith, Angela Barrett, Michael “Noah” Barrett, Austin Pitts, Dalton Pitts, Beth Tate, Brett Trail, Britta (Jonathan) Cantrell and Breka Williams; brother, Terry (Betty) Thomas of Auburntown; sister-in-law, Sue (James) Knox of Woodbury. 16 Great Grandchildren also survive.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Toy & Mary Barrett Thomas; daughters, Janice Shipp and Sharon Fann; son-in-law, Russell Fann; and brothers, Bobby “Sonny” Thomas and Billy Thomas.

     

    Martha was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Sugar Tree Knob Church of Christ and was a homemaker. Her greatest joy was helping raise her grandchildren and she loved watching Days of Our Lives.                

     

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sunday, February 18, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Mears officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon till 8 pm Saturday, February 17, 2018.

     

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

     
     

  • Kyle Travis

    Friday, 16 February 2018

    Kyle Hamilton Travis, 39, passed away Thurs., February 15, 2018 at Vanderbilt Hospital.  He was a native of Davidson Co.

     

    He is survived by his father, John Travis of Murfreesboro; Uncles and Aunts, Robert and Shirley Travis of Murfreesboro and Larry and Debbie Harris of Hendersonville; First Cousins:  Ashley Harris of Nashville and Scott Harris of Nashville.

     

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra Harris Travis and his grandparents, John B. and Lucy King Travis, Bragg and Pearl Todd Harris

     

    Kyle was formally employed by Wiggs, Haun and Bohan of Nashville as a sales representative.                

     

    Visitation with the family will be from 1 pm till 3 pm Monday, February 19, 2018 at Woodbury Funeral Home with graveside services immediately following in Riverside Gardens cemetery with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.   

     

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

  • Joyce Karper

    Thursday, 15 February 2018

    Joyce Barrett Karper, 62, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at her home.  She was a native of Cannon Co.

     

    She is survived by her husband, Gary Karper of Woodbury; her daughters, Kristy (Jason) Melton and Angela (Scott) Schwartz all of Woodbury; her father; Hoyte Barrett of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Ashlyn (Bryant) Hare, Mikayla Schwartz, Branden Schwartz, Addison Melton, Allie Melton and Mylee Schwartz; great grandchildren,  Wyrn & Ridge Hare and her sister, Elizabeth Bauman of Woodbury..

     

    She was preceded in death by her mother, Elene Green Barrett.

     

    Joyce was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodbury and was a retired medical assistant and administrative assistant.  She enjoyed being outdoors whether it be lounging in her pool with her family or on the beach.  She loved to sew but enjoyed any type of crafts.

     

    Memorial Services will be 6 pm Tuesday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Dean Anderson officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm to 6 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2018. 

     

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

  • Billy McPeak

    Saturday, 10 February 2018

    Billy Kenneth McPeak, 83, passed away Fri., Feb. 09, 2018 at St. Thomas Rutherford following an extended illness.  He was a native of Dekalb Co., Tn. 

     

    He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Linda Pittard McPeak of Woodbury; Children, Kenny McPeak and Johnny McPeak of Woodbury, Cheryl (Chuck) Jones and Tim (Tammy) McPeak all of McMinnville; Brother, Mark Steven McPeak of Kokomo, IN.; 12 Grandchildren, 28 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren also survive.

     

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillard Sanders McPeak and Jessie Brown Campbell McPeak; his daughter, Teresa Lynn Mason and his sister, Jo Helen Jones.

     

    Billy was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church and was a retired Supervisor from Carrier.  A veteran of the US Army, he enjoyed gardening, wood working, hunting and fishing.  He was a member of the Volunteer Shooters Assoc.

     

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Cripps officiating.  Interment will follow in the Leoni Cemetery.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation with the family will be from 11 am to 9 pm Monday, February 12, 2018. 

     

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

  • Douglas Butcher

    Friday, 9 February 2018

    Mr. Douglas “Doug” Butcher, 73, of McMinnville, TN passed away on February 8, 2018 after an extended illness. He was born on August 4, 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents, Valter Mason Butcher and Elsie Mae Lawson Butcher; brothers, Lee “Jitter” Butcher and Billy Butcher; sisters, Lucille Romans, Betty Jo Burns, Melba Hudson, Linda Ferrell; 2 infant siblings; and a sister-in-law, Linda Butcher.
    He is survived by his son, Jerry (Diane) Butcher of McMinnville; daughters, Tammy Foutch of McMinnville, Teresa Bailey of Woodbury, Carmella (Mike) Burton of Woodbury, Mechele Mason of Murfreesboro; brothers, Jimmy (Carolyn) Butcher of Woodbury, Waymon Butcher of McMinnville, Gary (Trish) Butcher of McMinnville, Mason (Joyce) Butcher of Big Sandy; sister, Sandy (C) Shelton of McMinnville; thirteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He grew up and spent his whole life in Warren County. He loved to go fishing and camping at Center Hill Lake. He also enjoyed going horse back riding at Short Mountain on the Ride-A-Thon. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Before he became ill he worked for many years with the McMinnville Fire Department and the Warren County Ambulance Service as a paramedic. His German Shepard, Tig, was his special companion.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 10am-1pm. Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 1 pm. Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery in McMinnville. Share memories and condolences at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Vernia Paschal

    Thursday, 8 February 2018

    Vernia May Paschal, age 96, of Woodbury passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Woodbury Health & Rehab.  She was a native of Cannon Co.
     
    Survivors include her sons, Wade Paschal & Ronnie (Mary) Paschal, both of Readyville; Grandchildren, Deborah (David) Newman of Franklin & Alan Paschal of McMinnville; and Great Grandchildren, Alana Paschal of Woodbury, Emily, Sarah, & Andrew Newman, all of Franklin.
     
    Ms. Paschal was preceded in death by her parents, George Wesley Parker & Amanda Frances Rogers Parker; Her husband, Reedy Paschal; and Siblings, Phronia Conley, Ora Sissom, Cephus Parker, Zadie Thomas, Howard Parker, Ruby Vance, & Lois Campbell.
     
    She was a member of the New Hope Church of Christ and was an inspector at Colonial Corporation for 38 years.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time at church.
     
    Funeral Services will be 4 PM Friday, February 9, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Richardson officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM until time of service Friday, February 9, 2018 at the funeral home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Dorothy Parker

    Monday, 5 February 2018

    Dorothy Rhea Parker, 92, passed away Sun., Feb. 04, 2018 at her home following an extended illness.  She was a native of Cannon Co.
     
    She is survived by her 5 Children, Marilyn (Paul) Romero of Morrison, Johnny Parker and Tammy Barrett both of Woodbury, Norma Parker of Spring Hill, Delora (Gary) Bryant of Manchester; 13 Grandchildren, Bryan Hollis, April Harris, Amanda Hollis, Buddy Davis, Jesse Scott, Rachel Scott, Hollie Pelham, Logan Parker, Thomas Davis, Cullen Bryant and Christopher Lanier; 12 Great Grandchildren also survive.
     
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie & Talmon Young Merriman; her husband, Thurston Parker; Children, Ronnie Parker & Winona Rains; Grandchildren, Oakley Scott and Andrew Bryant.
     
    Ms. Dorothy was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and was a retired LPN from Good Samaritan Hospital.  She like to sew, crochet and spend time with her animals.
     
    Funeral Services will be 3 pm Wednesday, February 07, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm to 9 pm February 06, 2018.

  • Betty Smithson

    Monday, 5 February 2018

    Betty Haynes Smithson, age 85, of Knoxville passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at St. Thomas West Hospital.  She was a native of Rutherford Co.
     
    Survivors include her sons, Chip (Tera) Smithson of Woodbury & Mark Smithson of Knoxville; Seven grandchildren, Trevor, Parker, Adam (Bryanne), Eric (Anna), Amy, Kesley, & Lindsey; Four nieces, Shirley, Kathy, Lynn, & Sandy; and closest friends, Ann & Milt, and Judy & Jill.
     
    Also surviving are 5 Great-Grandchildren.
     
    Betty was the daughter of the late Alvin & Laura Baldridge Haynes and was also preceded in death by her three daughters, Vicky Haynes, Sherry Hayes Zahn & Carol Hayes Ryan; two brothers and sister-in-law, J. W. Haynes & Ellis & Catherine Haynes.
     
    She was a member of the Washburn Church of Christ and a homemaker.  Betty enjoyed anything to do with nature and loved all animals.
     
    Visitation with the family will be from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Woodbury Funeral Home.  Graveside services will immediately follow at Vaughn-Layne Cemetery in Almaville in Rutherford Co.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

     

  • James Nelson

    Saturday, 3 February 2018

    James "Jim" Nelson Holden, age 70, of Woodbury passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at his home. He was a native of Cannon Co.
    Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Peggy Douglas Holden of Woodbury; Daughter, Sandra (Joe) Henderson of Woodbury; Granddaughter, Jessica (Shane) Hollandsworth of Woodbury; Grandson, Mason Leonard of Woodbury; 2 Great Grandchildren, Everett Holden & Emersyn Jane Hollandsworth; Sister, Patricia Stephenson of Tullahoma.
    Mr. Holden was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Oden and Miriam Bell Holden and his great granddaughter, Cadence Pearl Hollandsworth.
    He was a member of the Church of Christ and was retired from Bell South and AT&T after 34 years.  Mr. Holden was a veteran of Vietnam where he served in the United States Army. He was an avid hunter.
    Graveside services will be 2 PM Monday, February 5, 2018 at Miller Cemetery in Christiana, TN with Brother Herb Alsup officiating. Visitation with the family will be 11 AM until 1 PM Monday, February 5 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

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