• James Schoen

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014

    Name:   James Edward Schoen                                             Age:  74
    Date Died: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Birthplace:  Altamont, South Dakota
    Survivors:  Wife:  Judy Schoen, wife of 53 years
    2 Sons:  James M. Schoen (Wanda) of Lebanon; Edward L. Schoen of Woodbury
    Siblings:    Stephen Lancin of Henderson; June Henry of Romulus, MI; Gerald (Linda) Schoen of Boring, OR; Geraldine (Tony) of Bryan, TX
    Grandchildren: Lance (Ashley) Schoen of Murfreesboro; Celia (David) Bernheisel of Raleigh, NC; Kayla Schoen of Woodbury; Spencer Schoen of Woodbury
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Schoen and Verna Hilton Schoen Johnson; sisters, Lenora Mae Schoen & Thelma Creasap Thorpe; and several nephews
    Mr. Schoen was a member of Harvest View Church.  He was a retired Tool and Die maker, teacher, and farmer.  He was also a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of American Legion Post 279 in Woodbury.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When:  2:00 pm Friday 7/18/2014
    Minister:  Bro. Derrick Hartley                                                  Interment:  Riverside Gardens
    Visitation: 3 to 9 PM Thurs 7/17/2014
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  • Michael Witty

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014


    Name:   Michael Lynn Witty                                             Age:  57
    Date Died: Monday, July 14, 2014
    Birthplace:  Muncie, IN
    Survivors:  Wife:  Cheryl Ann Lincoln Witty of Morrison
    Parents:  Alvie Joe & Evelyn Graham Witty of Morrison
    Children:  Ashley Nicole Witty (Keith) Brown of Christiana; Jeremy Lincoln (Chesney) Witty of Morrison
    Brothers:  Brian (Dawn) Witty of Morrison; Lewis (Victoria) Duvall of Hillsboro
    Grandchildren: Landon Cade Brown, Ashton Witty, Analyn Brown, Cadence Witty, & Tucker Witty
    Mother-in-law:  Martha Ann Lincoln of Morrison
    Father-in-law:  the Late Gerald Dean Lincoln of Morrison
    Sisters-in-law: Debbie (Jim) Montrose of Westland, MI; Cindy (Jeff) Mathews of Gregory, MI; Kimberly (Joe) Sefcovic of Monroe, MI
    Also, several nieces, nephews, cousins, & friends.
    Mr. Witty was a member of Plainview Baptist Church.  He was a technician at General Mills for 21 years and a truck driver at Colonial Corp., and Weaver Transport.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When:  11:00 AM Friday July 18, 2014
    Minister:  Bro. Charlie Heath & Bro. Al Bugg             
    Visitation: 2 to 8 PM Thurs. & Friday 8 AM til time of service
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation & Sarah Cannon Cancer Center
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  • David Reed

    Monday, 14 July 2014

    Name   David Eugene Reed                                                       Age: 58
    Date Died: Sunday, July 13, 2014              Where:  Stones River Hospital E/R
    Birthplace: Rutherford Co., Tn.
    Survivors:  Wife:  Lisa Smith Reed of Auburntown
    Son: Brandon (Dwinna) Reed of Auburntown
    2 Step Sons:  Zachary & Alex Davenport both of Murfreesboro
    2 Grandsons:  Memphis & Maddox Reed of Auburntown
    Parents:   Eugene & Christine Hill Reed of Milton
    2 Brothers:  Phillip (Terry) Reed of Milton and Joe (Cherrie Lynn) Reed of Auburntown
    Sister:  Angie Deberry of Murfreesboro
    Father-in-law & Mother-in-law:  Ted & Cathy Smith of Centertown
    Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.
    David was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church, a farmer and owner of David Reed’s Bush Hogging.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home        When:  2:00 pm, Wed. 7/16/2014
    Minister: Bro. Greg Mitchell                          Interment: Milton Cemetery
    Visitation: 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Pallbearers:  Tim Dutton, Ernie Brown, Marty Williams, Mark Duggin, John Francis, Matthew, Jeremy and Ethan Reed
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

  • Helen Alexander

    Sunday, 13 July 2014

    Helen Marie West Alexander died Saturday July 12, 2014 at her Cannon County home. A native and lifelong resident of Cannon County, Helen was born May 24, 1923, the eldest daughter of the late Cling and Lena Todd West.  She was born in a two-room house on her grandfather Forrest West’s farm in the old 8th Civil District, now known as the East Side community.  In her later years she made her home living on a farm in the Readyville community.  Helen was a member of the New Hope Church of Christ, a graduate of Woodbury High School, and received a B.S. degree in education from Middle Tennessee State University. 
    During World War II she worked as a payroll clerk for Tennessee Eastman in Oak Ridge.  She was active in the sports program there, including basketball, softball, and tennis.  After leaving Oak Ridge, she spent eleven years teaching and coaching elementary and high school basketball at Sanders Fork and Auburntown in Cannon County.  She left the teaching profession in 1959 to accept a recreation therapist position with the Physical and Medical Rehabilitation Service at the Alvin C. York Veterans Administration Medical Center in Murfreesboro.  She retired after 30 years of service to her farm in Readyville.  Until her passing she stayed here and enjoyed being surrounded by family, caring friends, and neighbors. 
    She is survived by her sister Ruth West Pugh of Gassaway along with many nephews, nieces, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Milton Alexander, her father Cling West, her mother Lena Todd West, sisters, Wavil Bush and Dorothy Earls, brothers Jack D. and W C West, and nephews James Terry Bush and Tommy Pugh.
    Funeral services will be 10 AM Tuesday, July 15 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Howard Knox, Jr. and Bro. Oren Hicks officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 PM Monday. Nephews will serve as pallbearers, honorary pallbearers will be members of New Hope Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Diabetes Assoc., The Alzheimer’s Assoc., and The Pulmonary Fibrosis Assoc. c/o Woodbury Funeral Home.

  • Laura Mathis

    Thursday, 10 July 2014

    Laura Armilda Haley Mathis, 76, passed away on July 9, 2014 in Paducah, KY.  She was a native of Cannon Co., TN. and was the daughter of the late Charles Haley & Vera McDougal Haley.
    Funeral services will be 11 am Saturday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Williams officiating.  Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, July 11, 2014. 
    She is survived by her husband, J. Lynwood Mathis of Paducah; her children, Laura Lynn (Roger) Thompson of Paducah, David C. (Reina) Mathis of Murfreesboro, and Timothy Todd (Pam) Mathis of Cathedral City, CA.; her sister, Joyce Faye Houston of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Micah (Gabriela) Thompson, Mallory Lynne Thompson, Miles (Meredith) Thompson, Kimberly Renee (Tim) Brooks, Haley Elizabeth Mathis, Sarah Lynn Mathis, Jamison Lynn Mathis, William Chandler Mathis, Adam (Brenda) Smith, Dylan Smith and Hannah Smith.  Also surviving are her great grandchildren, Ila & Lorel Brooks, Harper Smith & Owen Smith.
    Armilda was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ in Metropolis, IL., where her husband is the minister. She served as his secretary in ministry for many years in various locations.  With a serving heart, she led the effort to make hundreds of dresses for little girls in other countries, donated bears for traumatized children and made foot crème and foot wear for nursing home residents.  She taught classes to younger women on how to be better wives and mothers. She also taught people how to quilt and started quilting programs in numerous locations.
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  • Steve Spry

    Thursday, 10 July 2014

    Steve Edgar Spry, 58, of Gallatin who passed away on Monday, July 9, 2014 at St. Thomas Hospital.  He was a native of Sumner Co.
    He is survived by his mother, Sue Rogers Spry of Gallatin; Wife, Debbie Spry of Gallatin, Son, Izaak Spry of Gallatin; Special Cousins,Wanda Parton, Melinda Allen and friend, Vonda Lee.
    Steve was preceded in death by his father, Andy Spry; his brother, Freddie Spry; grandparents, Andy & Nova Rogers and Ulysses & Lela Spry. 
    A member of the Church of Christ, he was a Security Guard.
    Graveside Services will be held at 1:30 pm Sat., July 12, 2014. Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM Saturday, July 12, 2014. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or


  • Radene Frazier

    Monday, 7 July 2014

    Radene Cummings Frazier, 80, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at her home in Woodbury. She was a native of Cannon Co. 
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Cummings & Lillie Bell Campbell Cummings; her nephews, Anthony Lee Young and Mark Alan Young.
    She is survived by her sisters: Dorothy (Edward) Tucker, Billie (Joe) Barrett and Shirley (Felson) Young all of Woodbury; Nieces: Jolene Pemberton and her daughter, Deana, Edwina (Robert) Ward and their sons, Dustin & Justin, Rhonda (Adam) Clark and their children, Shalynn and Jacob; Nephews: David (Anna) Tucker and their daughter, Shelby and Michael Young.  Also surviving are Mark’s three sons, Michael and Nicholas Young and Radene’s special great nephew, Tanner Lee Young who visited “Rainee” regularly from the time he was only a few weeks old until the time of her death.
    Ms. Frazier was a member of the First Assembly of God, Nashville, Tn. and was retired from South Central Bell after 32 years of service.
    Funeral Services will be 10 am Wed., July 9, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin Davenport officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Pallbearers:  Adam Clark, Michael Young, Nicholas Young, Robert Ward, Dustin & Justin Ward. Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday, July 8, 2014 and Wed. from 9 am until time of service.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit

  • Paulette Mingle

    Monday, 7 July 2014

    Paulette “Mammie” Mingle,66, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Stones River Hospital following a sudden illness.  She was a native of Warren Co.  Mrs. Mingle was preceded in death by her parents, Elton Linsey mason & Bessie Blankenship Mason and Siblings, Herbert Womack, Jean Ralph, Joe Womack, Alma Cantrell, Bea Gosnell, Connie Hammonds and Decie Crouch.
    She is survived by her husband of 50 years:  Bobby Mingle, Sr. of Gassaway; 4 Children: John (Becky) Mingle of Rock Island, Bobby Mingle, Jr. (Priscilla) of Gassaway,  Felisa (Steven) Coppinger and Billy (Donna) Mingle all of Woodbury; Grandchildren: Dustin (Samantha) Mingle, Justin Mingle, Nathan (Christina) Mingle, Dakota Gillmore, Dalton Stewart, Candace (Will) Bell, Dalton Coppinger, Nikki (Steven) Mears, Brittany Mingle (Kevin Vanatta), Cheyenne & Hagen Fann; Great grandchildren: Zoie Mingle, Matthew Mingle, Jeffery Lynn Mingle and Elijah Aaron Bell; Siblings: J.C. Womack, Kenneth Mason, Billy (Violet) Mason all of McMinnville and Carolyn (Hubert) Turner of Keltonburg
    Mammie was a Caregiver at Pacesitters in McMinnville and was a homemaker.  For over 10 years, her and her husband, Bobby would drive to Murfreesboro to pick up food for Feed the Children every Friday where they rarely missed a day.  A wonderful wife, mother and Mammie, she was a great example of what a Christian woman should be.  She was a member of the Clear Fork Methodist Church and a member of the Easter Star, Chapter 504, of Woodbury.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Wed., July 9, 2014 at Clear Fork Methodist Church with Bro. Bobby Charles Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM  Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home and Wed. from 10 am until 12:30 pm.  Her body will lie in state at the church from 1 pm until time of service.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.
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  • Page Stuart

    Wednesday, 2 July 2014

    Name   Page G. Stuart (Ole Man)                                      Age: 73
    Date Died: Tuesday, July 1, 2014     Where:  Antioch, TN
    Birthplace: Cherokee County, NC
    Survivors: Betty Stuart of Antioch
    3 Children: Gary (Michelle) Stuart, Dennis Stuart of Antioch, and Tammy (Rick) Rippetoe of Woodbury
    Grandchildren: Dennis Massey, Nick (Deseree) Smith, Drew Smith, Heather Rippetoe, and Amanda Paige Stuart
    Great grandchildren: Kyleigh Massey, Zachary Smith and Macie Payne
    Sister: Phyllis Swink and several nieces and nephews
    Special Thanks to Willow Brook Hospice and friend; Brenda Casey
    Mr. Stuart was preceded in death by his mother: Jotta Hyatt, granddaughter; Alex Smith, 4 brothers; Charles, Fred, Wade, & Bud and 2 sisters; Iowa and Mae.
    He was a veteran serving in Germany  for the Army and was a retired truck driver.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home        When:  2:00, Thurs., 7/3/2014
    Minister: Bobby Davis                          Interment: Rains Farm Cemetery
    Visitation: 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM  Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Jesse Mathis

    Tuesday, 1 July 2014

    Mr. Jesse Frank Mathis, 70, of Woodbury passed away on June 30, 2014.  He was born April 9, 1944 in the Short Mountain Community of Cannon County.  His parents were the late Robert Ernest Mathis and Octa Mears Mathis.  Also preceding him in death were  a brother, Bobby Mathis and two sisters, Sally Ann Affholter and Glendola Mathis.
    Mr. Mathis is survived by his wife and companion of over 30 years, Juanita Young Mathis of Woodbury, son, Frank (Angie) Alexander of Milton, step-son, Wayne Merritt of Murfreesboro, step-daughters, Brenda (Robin) Clark of Arizona, Darlene Merritt of Murfreesboro, four brothers, Jimmy (Dianne) Mathis of Murfreesboro, Elvis Mathis of Manchester, Mylan Mathis of Murfreesboro and Paul (Angie) Mathis of Smyrna , a sister, Rachel (Bobby) Reed of Smyrna, two grandchildren, Paige Alexander and Lucas Alexander both of Milton, great granddaughter, Ariel Alexander, special niece and great niece, Rachel Affholter and Jasmine Tenpenny both of Woodbury
    He attended the Auburn Hills Church of Christ.  
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 3-8 PM.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Demetrius Nelson and David Taylor will officiate.  Interment will be in Cherry Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Cherry Cemetery Trust Fund or American Heart Association.  Memories and condolences may be shared at  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337