Obituaries

  • Charley Perry

    Friday, 21 April 2017

    Mr. Charley David Perry, 62, of Murfreesboro died on April 20, 2017. He was born in Murfreesboro, TN on February 7, 1955. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Hampton Perry and Dana Mae Morris Perry; also by his wife, Deborah Bynum Perry; a daughter, Sherry Perry; a brother, Horace Perry; and a sister, Bandy Lokey. He is survived by his daughter, Stacie (Yon Yoeun) Perry of Nashville; brothers, James (Anita) Perry of Virginia and Gentry (Joann) Perry of Georgia; a sister, Dana Nipper of Smyrna; two grandchildren, Braylon Yoeun and Anya Perry, and by several nieces and nephews.
    Charley graduated from Riverdale High School in 1973. He later met and married Deborah. They were married for 28 years when she passed away. Charley loved talking to anyone he met. He never met a stranger. He liked watching old westerns and shooting pool with friends. He enjoyed going anywhere with his family and friends. He liked trading on guns, knives, and jewelry. He gave his grandson many of the knives he collected. He loved spending time with his grandkids.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 2-5 pm. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 5 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Scottie Lokey will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations are requested through the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses. Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Hubert Alexander

    Monday, 17 April 2017

    Mr. Hubert C. Alexander, 71, of Milton died from injuries he received in a car crash on April 15, 2017.  He was born in Woodbury, TN on June 13, 1945.  His parents were the late Comer Alexander and Josie Jean Bryson Alexander.  He was also preceded in death by other siblings.
    He is survived by his wife, Peggy Davis Alexander; a son, Jason & Alaina Alexander of Bradyville; step-daughters, Peggy Jean Peebles of Carthage, and Christine Smith of Red Boiling Springs; a brother, J. C. Alexander of Murfreesboro; sisters, Joyce Taylor of Murfreesboro, and Clara Mae Boyd of Lascassas; and by grandchildren, Carly Alexander, Addison Alexander, Isabelle Alexander, DJ Peoples, Shelby Peoples, Brandon Peoples, and Austin Slagle.
    Mr. Alexander grew up knowing how to work hard.  He worked many years for Bradley’s Paving before his health forced him to retire.  He was a good-hearted guy, loved by those who knew him.  Spending time with his grandchildren, family, and friends was his favorite thing to do. 
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 3-7 pm.  Funeral services will be on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11 am in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Close family friend and neighbor, Darrell Whaley will officiate.  Interment will be in Riverside Garden.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Rosemary Gunn

    Monday, 17 April 2017

    Gunn, Rosemary Doty, of Liberty, passed away April 16, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, John Gunn; three sons, Keith Gunn (Kathy), Kevin Gunn (Kelly), and Adam Gunn (Joanna); two granddaughters, Taylor Gunn (Adam), and Sydney Gunn (Victor); and a number of other loving family members and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Woodbury Funeral Home where family will visit with friends starting at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society in Rosemary’s name at https://donate3.cancer.org/?lang=e

  • Margie Petty

    Thursday, 13 April 2017

    Margie Ruth Finley Petty passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at her home in Woodbury.  She was 92.  Mrs. Petty is survived by her husband of 71 years, Arthur O. Petty, Jr. of Woodbury, and two daughters, Jeanne Carole Petty Baxter and her husband, Todd of Woodbury, and Marsha A. Petty of Woodbury.  In addition, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews also survive.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Finley and Ester Ownby Finley, brothers Bethel, Kenneth, Homer, and Foy Finley, and sister Mary Alberta Taylor.

    Mrs. Petty was born in Highland Park, Michigan, but has strong, deep roots in Cannon County where both her mother and father were born and raised.  Mr. and Mrs. Petty settled in Woodbury after Arthur's military duty had taken them to California, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, North Carolina, and Washington State.

    Margie was a beloved wife, mother, and homemaker.  She was a representative for Elizabeth Arden for 26 years, a union representative in Seattle, and owned and operated The Cloth Shop in Woodbury for 17 years.  In addition, she was a Girl Scout leader for 20 years, and president of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Post 8870.

    Mrs. Petty was a devout Christian, a bible scholar, and a member of the Sunny Slope Church of Christ.  While in Puerto Rico, she helped found a Church of Christ that remains active today.

    Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 in the chapel of the Woodbury Funeral Home with Brother Boyd Barker officiating.  Interment will follow in the Curlee Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017.

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or w

  • Evelyn Casey

    Thursday, 13 April 2017

    Mrs. Evelyn Haley Casey age 94 of McMinnville, TN died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Webb House.  She was born September 27, 1922, in Cannon County, TN, was the wife of the late Winfred Erle Casey and the daughter of the late Luther Vernon Haley and Lera Banks Haley. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers Grady and Royce Haley. She married the late Winfred E. Casey, son of Jesse and Mary Neil Casey on October 27, 1944, and resided most of her married life in McMinnville, TN, attended elementary school at Ivy Bluff in Cannon County, TN, graduated from Woodbury High School, received a B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and worked toward her master’s at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, TN. She taught forty-five years in the public school system and was an active member of First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Fellowship Class and Circle 1 of the Wesleyan Guild. Selected in 1970 as Woman of the Year for Warren County, voted outstanding Teacher of America in 1973, was inducted into the Who’s Who among American Teachers in 1998, served on the Educational Improvement Committee of Warren County, was a past member of the Strategic Planning for Warren County Schools, a graduate of Leadership McMinnville, past president of Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a former B. & P.W., former member of the University Women’s Club, and a member of the National, Tennessee, and Warren County Retired Teachers Association, and served on Community Council of First National Bank. Mrs. Casey spent twelve years familiarizing local Japanese women with Warren County and in 2005, was designated a Paul Harris Fellow (Light the Way Award) by the Breakfast Rotary Club, and later that year was inducted into the Tennessee Teachers Hall of Fame.
     
    Survivors include her sister-in-law Normagine Haley of Woodbury, TN, niece Pat Archie (John) of Las Vegas, NV, nephews Richard (Peggy) Haley of Lewisburg, TN, Dwight (Karen) Haley of Lunar Pier, MI, Jim (Ginny) Haley of Kansas City, KS, Larry (Lisa) Haley of Lynchburg, VA, Tim Haley (Pam) of Smyrna, TN, brother-in-law Arland (Judy) Casey, sisters-in-law Sue Casey and Frankie Terry, several great and great-great nieces and nephews, and devoted friend and caretaker Heather George.
     
    Funeral service is 2:00 PM Friday, April 14, 2017 at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Robert H. (Bob) Case and Rev. Tommy Vann will officiate. Members of the Fellowship Class at First United Methodist Church and local retired teachers are asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers. Interment will follow at Ivy Bluff Cemetery in Cannon County, TN. The Casey Family will receive friends from 2 PM until 9 PM on Thursday and again Friday from 10 AM until the time of services at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
     
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at First United Methodist Church, National MS Society, or to Ivy Bluff Cemetery Fund.
     
    Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com
     
    McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 931-473-6606.
     

  • Thelma Mooneyham

    Wednesday, 12 April 2017

    Thelma Jean Mooneyham age 77 of Murfreesboro and a native of DeKalb County, passed away Monday afternoon April 10, 2017at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.  She was born April 13, 1939 to her parents, the late Lemuel Cecil and Lela Pearl Dutton Hale. Thelma was a homemaker and member of The Living Word Tabernacle Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Arvil Mooneyham; Children: Dwight Mooneyham, Vickie Marsh, Joseph Mooneyham, Billy Paul Mooneyham; Sister: Lillian Neal; Brothers: Cecil Robert Hale, Alvie Hale, Bratten Hale, Hubert Hale, Garland Hale, Truitt Hale, Landon Hale.  Funeral Services will be 3:PM Thursday April 13, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Darren Kinzer officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 5:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until time of the service at 3:PM.  Survivors include: 3 children Michael (Debra) Mooneyham of Woodbury, Veronica Mooneyham, Christopher Mooneyham both of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren: Shana (Will) Key, Stephanie (Curtis) Bone, Erica Mooneyham, Tiffany (James) Holder, Andrew Marsh, Paula Ross, Kayla Mooneyham, Katie Mooneyham, Bryan Mooneyham, Carrie Mooneyham, Megan Mooneyham, Tony Taylor, Chris Taylor; Sister: Elsie Miller of Smithville; Sisters-in-law: Nell Hale, Macon Hale both of Smithville, 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

     

     

  • Michael Estes

    Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    Michael Estes age 43 of Smithville, passed away Saturday night at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.  He was born November 1, 1973 to his parents, the late Lonnie Fisher Estes and Rosa Lee Davis Estes.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Grover and Viella Estes, Robert and Lillie Beatrice Davis.  Michael worked at Smithville McDonald's for 20 years and was a member of the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church.  He is survived by his mother, Rosa Estes of Smithville; 2 sisters, Rose (Arthur) Brown of Smithville and Jennifer (Glen) Edge of Short Mountain; 1 brother, Donnie (Rie) Estes of Bethpage; 4 nephews, Michael Caldwell, Christopher (Beverly) Caldwell, Johnathon Edge (Sarah Ribble), Cody Edge; 1 great-nephew, Joshua Edge; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bernard Houk officiating and burial will follow in Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 11:AM until 8PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1PM.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Lynwood Barrett

    Sunday, 9 April 2017

    ame      Lynwood Barrett                                          Age: 70  
    Date Died: Saturday, April 8, 2017                   Where: Centennial Medical Center
    Birthplace: Cannon Co.

    SurvivorsFather:  Hoyte R. Barrett of Murfreesboro

     

    1 Daughter:  Julie Barrett Walker of Nashville

     

    1 Grandson:  Blake (Savannah) Walker of Murfreesboro

     

    1 Great granddaughter:  Makenna Walker of Murfreesboro

     

    1 Sister:  Elizabeth Bauman of Woodbury

     

    Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother,

    Elene Green Barrett.  Lynwood was a retired truck driver, a member of the Church of Christ

    and a member of the Cannon County Walking Horse Assoc.

     
    Funeral Services:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When:  2:00 pm, Mon., April 10
    Minister:   Bros. Norman Pelham & Ronnie Hall
    Interment:  Riverside Cemetery
    Visitation: from 4 to 8 pm Sunday, April 9, 2017
    In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cannon County Walking Horse Assoc.
    www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Sammy Blakely

    Friday, 7 April 2017

    Sammy S. Blakely, 78, passed away Thurs, April 6, 2017 at Stonecrest Medical Center.  He lived in LaVergne and was a native of Sumnar Co.
    He is survived by special friends, Danny & Rhonda Brown, Christopher & Christy Brown all of Woodbury.

    Mr. Blakely was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest & Eva Blakely and his special friend, Lynn Brown. Sammy was a member of the Church of Christ and was an Auto Mechanic.

     
    Funeral Services will be 3 pm Sunday, April 9, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with visitation from 1 pm until 3 pm. Interment will follow in the Woods Cemetery.     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.n

  • Anita Milligan

    Thursday, 6 April 2017

    Anita Simmons Milligan, 67, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Rutherford Co. following a sudden illness. She was a native of Cannon Co.               
    She is survived by her brother, Mike “Finnie” Simmons of Readyville. 

     

    Ms. Milligan was preceded in death by her parents, Frank & Emma Nell Davenport Simmons and her daughter, Kristy Milligan.

     

    Anita was a member of the North Blvd. Church of Christ and was retired from the Tupperware Corp. where she worked as an office assistant.

     
    Funeral Services will be 11am Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Holt and Bro. Glen Robb officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be after 10 am Friday, April 7, 2017.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

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