Obituaries

  • Paul Reed

    Wednesday, 24 August 2016

    Paul L. Reed, age 96, died on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at his home. He was born and grew up in the Curlee community, became a member of the Curlee Church of Christ at an early age and attended church there for many years. He attended Woodbury Church of Christ in his later years.  He was a farmer, Tennessee Farm Bureau insurance agent, and co-founder of Paul L. Reed Furniture Company.  He was a good Christian, husband, father and friend and an honest man in all of his dealings.
             
    He was preceded in death by his wife Rhea Brandon Reed, his parents Robert and Myrtis Lee Reed, sisters Ruby Gutierrez, Rhea Spooner and Dorothy Elam.
     
    He is survived by four children:  Judy (John) Durkin, Patsy (John) Holden, Betty (Donald) Conn, and Michael (Carol) Reed; grandchildren: Tara Holden (Lea) Murphy, Brent Holden, Ryan Reed and Hayley Reed (Josh) Rooker; step-grandchildren: Alisha Bryant Day and Bart Bryant; great grandchildren: Maggie and Conner Murphy; step- great grandchildren: Dylan, Zack and Evelyn Day and Elanor Bryant; sister Elsie Dean Scott of Cincinnati, Ohio; cousin Frankie Goins, and sister-in-law Mina Lewis.
     
    Funeral services will be held at the Smith Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 26 and interment at the Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Thursday, August 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
     
    Memorial donations can be made to the Curlee Church of Christ, Readyville, TN; Woodbury Church of Christ or Adams Memorial Library in Woodbury, TN.  Please contact the Smith Funeral Home in Woodbury for information.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Charles Shoemake

    Wednesday, 24 August 2016

    Charles Anthony “Tony” Shoemake, 63, of Lewisburg and formally of Woodbury passed away at his home Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  He was a native of Davidson Co.

     

    Tony is survived by his sons, Joshua Shoemake of Houston, TX. and Adam (Crystal) Shoemake of Lewisburg; nephew, Cain (Jennifer) Hollandsworth of Manchester; grandchildren, Dakota & Maisie Shoemake, Shelby Toombs and Constance Graub.  Also surviving is his great nephew, Waylon Hollandsworth.

     

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Oscar Shoemake, Ruby Mitchell Hayes and Norman K. Hayes.

     

    Tony was a Master Barber for over 40 years and a member of the Baptist Church.  He was an avid horseback rider and outdoorsman.

     

    Memorial services will be 6 pm Friday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 6 pm.

     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for the family  www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Lavada Holt

    Sunday, 21 August 2016

    Name      Lavada Faye Farless Holt                                          Age: 75
    Date Died: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 @ 2:37 PM             Where: St. Thomas Stones River E/R         
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., TN
    Survivors:  Son: Randy Dale Holt of Woodbury
    Siblings:  Marvin Ray Farless of Murfreesboro, Melvin Farless of Walter Hill, Juanita Higgins and Charlene Parker both of Woodbury
    Ms. Holt was preceded by her parents, Carl and Agnes Farless; husband, Elvin Holt, Jr. and her son, Steve Elvin Holt.
    She was a member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ and was a housewife.
    Graveside Services: 2:00 PM Tuesday August 23 at Gilley Hill Cemetery
    Minister:
    Visitation:  10:00 AM to 1:30 Tuesday August 23, 2016 at Woodbury Funeral Home
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expense.
     

  • Mitchell Denney

    Monday, 15 August 2016

    Mr. Mitchell Lee “Mitch” Denney, 28, of Woodbury passed away on August 11, 2016. He was born in Nashville, TN on December 10, 1987. He was preceded in death by his father, John Michael Denney and a brother, Joshua Denney.
    He is survived by his mother, Janice K. Denney of Woodbury; brother, John (Wendy) Denney of Nashville; sister, Patricia (Marc) Gonzalez of Kansas City, MO; nieces and nephew, Morgan, Izabel and Vittoria Denney and Matthew Gonzalez; also by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    Mitch was a graduate of CCHS. He earned a black belt in the Bushido style of karate. He loved listening to music and playing his guitar. He also liked to watch movies. Mitch had been helping to care for his mother since the death of his father last year.
    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 4-8 pm. The family will hold a private funeral later. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Contact Smith Funeral Home to donate. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Dossie Arnold

    Thursday, 11 August 2016

    Mr. Dossie D. Arnold, 75, of Woodbury passed away on August 9, 2016.  He was born on April 8, 1941 in Murfreesboro, TN.  He was preceded in death by his parents Dossie E. Arnold and Jimmie Snow Arnold; his wife Linda Barrett Arnold and a sister, Sylvia Gannon.
     
    He is survived by his sons, Paul (Sheree McCardell) Arnold of Woodbury and Mark (Trisha) Arnold of Smyrna; daughter, Jennifer (Justin) Dyers of Murfreesboro; grandchildren Devon, Abbie, Jessica and Laura Arnold and Landon Dyers.
     
    Mr. Arnold loved playing music.  He played bass guitar and drums for different churches he attended.  He was a member of Plainview Baptist Church.  He worked for over twenty years for the former Neil Sandler Auto in Murfreesboro.  Mr. Arnold enjoyed working with his hands.  He liked to paint and craft things from wood.  He also liked to go fishing.  Spending time with family was his favorite thing to do.
     
    Visitation for family and friends will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 5-8pm.  Interment will be held privately at Riverside Garden.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337.

  • Virginia Young

    Monday, 1 August 2016

    Virginia Mitchell Young of Hermitage TN, age 71, passed from this life on July 31, 2016 after a brave struggle with pancreatic cancer.
     
    Virginia was born in Woodbury TN and graduated from Woodbury Central High School, class of 1963 where she was valedictorian.  Soon after graduation she moved to Nashville and lived in the Donelson/Hermitage area where she called home for 53 years.  She is survived by Roy Young, her devoted husband of 53 years, and caregiver for the last year during her battle with cancer.  He is the owner of Southern Hair and Young Realty Group in Donelson, and he is also an elder at Donelson Church of Christ.  She is also survived by her son Brad Young and his wife, Stacy Young, her daughter Tammy Angell and her husband Rob Angell.  The absolute joys of her life were her grandchildren Braxton and Chloe Young, and Camden, Alexis, and Chase Angell.  Also surviving is her sister Sue Holt Patrick of Woodbury TN, and special cousin, Sara Pettit of Nashville.
    She was preceded in death by her parents Lehman “Pap” Mitchell and Hixie Roach Mitchell.  
     
    Virginia was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, and grandmother.  She loved children and taught Sunday school where she was fondly remembered for her famous “chocolate fountains” in class.  She put all her heart and soul in to trying to teach them about God.  She was beautiful inside and out as well as being a fun-loving person that loved to travel and see the world.  Some of her greatest joys were watching her grandkids cheerlead at ballgames, watch them play their various sports, and attending their dance recitals.
     
    She loved decorating and entertaining and attended the O’More College of design.  Virginia also worked as a cosmetics consultant for Estee Lauder and fine jewelry consultant, at Castner Knott / Proffit’s / Hecht’s.  She later worked for Jared’s as a fine jewelry consultant before she retired.  
     
    She loved life with a passion and didn’t want to let it go but she is watching over her family from heaven now.  Virginia will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her, but she will never be forgotten.
     
    Services will be held 3 pm Wednesday at Donelson Church of Christ with Bro Bob Hendren, Bro Russ King and Bro Frank Batson officiating. Interment to be held at Hermitage Memorial Gardens with Grant Holt, Tyler Holt, Neal Harrell, Tom Johnson, Doug McMahan, Charlie Cooper, Matt Burgess and  Phil Burgess serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers  Tommy & Judy Smith, Judy Cooper, Carole English, Joan Johnson, Sandra McMahan, Vickie McAlister, Sharon Midgett, Rachel Bevans, Ann Moles, Julie Burgess, Margit Prosser, and Donelson Church of Christ  Elders and wives
     
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Donelson Church of Christ, or The Pancreatic Center, Dr Lim, Siteman Cancer Center, 7425 Forsyth CB 1204, St Louis, MO 63105 (note: immunotherapy for pancreatic patients)  tributes at  hermitagefh.com

  • Henry Hollandsworth

    Monday, 1 August 2016

    Henry Clay Hollandsworth, age 67, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 at St. Thomas Stones River Hospital E/R.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    Survivors include his mother, Hazel Foster Hollandsworth of Woodbury; Son & Daughter-in-law, Robert Cain & Jennifer Hollandsworth of Manchester; Grandson, Waylon Hollandsworth of Manchester; Sister, Joann Hollandsworth of Woodbury; and Mother of Cain, Sandra Hollandsworth of McMinnville.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Clay Hollandsworth; and his brother, Michael Hollandsworth.
    Mr. Hollandsworth was a retired truck driver and a Veteran of Vietnam serving in the Army.  He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and awarded the Bronze Star.
    Graveside services will be 1 PM Thursday, August 4, 2016 in the Middle Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery in Nashville.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 8 PM Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the funeral home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Rita Cawthorn

    Monday, 1 August 2016

    Rita Kay Cawthorn, age 46, of Murfreesboro passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  She was a native of Cannon Co.
    Survivors include her daughter, Tabitha Daly of Murfreesboro; Mother, Dewalene Bryson Cawthorn of Bradyville; Sister, Teresa (Earl) Bogle of Woodbury; Brother, Doyle (Linda) Cawthorn of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Kyanna & Noah Daly; Boyfriend, Thomas Watts of Murfreesboro.  She is also survived by her dog, Andy.
    She was preceded in death by her father, R.L. Cawthorn; and grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Bryson.
    Ms. Cawthorn was a member of the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and worked in shipping at Lewis Bakeries.  Ms. Cawthorn was a loving mother and gone too soon.
    Funeral services are 2 PM Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Howard officiating. Interment will follow at Cherry Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the funeral home.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Mark Parker

    Thursday, 28 July 2016

    Mark Nathan Parker, age 50, of Wisconsin passed away Friday, July 22, 2016.  He was a native of Dekalb Co.
    Survivors include his mother, Wilma Nell Perry of Manchester; Children, Byron Heath Parker of Woodbury and Brandy Nicole (Jeremy) Parker Stewart of Murfreesboro; and Siblings, Diana Parker (Douglas) Tucker of Bellevue, Randy Lee (Pat) Parker of Auburntown, Lisa Marlene Parker of Murfreesboro, & Billy Christopher Parker of Manchester.
    Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Billy R. Parker.
    Mr. Parker was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church and was a truck driver for Farmer's Co-Op.
    Funeral services will be 4 PM Friday, July 29, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow at Odom Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM until time of service Friday, July 30, 2016.
    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, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Patricia Stratton

    Sunday, 24 July 2016

    Patricia Ann Stratton, 75, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Vanderbilt Hospital.  She was a native of Michigan.             
    She is survived by her mother, Pauline Williams Elkins of Bradyville; 3 Children,  Paula Simmons of Middletown, OH, Flora (Kerry) Mayo of Bradyville and Ted (Yewin) Stratton of Cincinnati, OH.; Sister, Vicky (Don) Knox of Murfreesboro;
    Brother: Don (Tommie) Elkins of Cape Girardeau, MO.; 4 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.
    Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Clark Elkins, husband, Roy Stratton, brother, Darrell Elkins and great grandchild, Morgan Mayo. 
    She was a member of the Bradyville Church of Christ and was a homemaker.
    Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Monday, 7/25/16 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Gunter officiating.  Interment will follow in the Thyatira Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10 am to 2 pm Monday, 07/25/16.          
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

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