• Kathy Riley

    Friday, 30 September 2016

    Mrs. Kathy Elaine Riley, age 65 of Portland, TN., passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at her home in Portland, TN. Kathy was born February 1, 1951 in Woodbury, TN. the daughter of the late Alva Simpson and Leona Harmon Maxwell.

    Mrs. Riley is survived by her two sons, Kevin Riley (Kimberly) and Jeremy Riley both of Portland, TN. Eight grandchildren; Joshua Riley (Dashanna), Patrick Riley (Alyssa), Blake Riley, Bailey Riley, Tanner Riley, Austin Riley, Karlee Riley, and Madison Riley all of Portland, TN. Two great grandchildren, Zayden and Zoey Riley both of Portland, TN.

    Along with her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wayne Riley.

    Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Portland, TN. with Bro. Gary Riley officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM Friday and from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home.

  • Jerry M Lane

    Friday, 30 September 2016

    Jerry M. Lane, 76, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon Co., Tn.       
    He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce Hayes Lane of Woodbury; Son & Daughter-in-law, Shannon & Machael Lane of Murfreesboro; 4 grandchildren,  Shelby Hutchinson, Brandon, Tiffany & Ben Wichern; 3 Great Grandchildren,  Lillyann, Kylie & Bentley; Brother, Harold Lane of Beech Grove;  and Special Friend, Joe Don Hale.
    Jerry was preceded in death by his parents:  James Harry & Minnie Laura Lorance Lane; Son, Jeffery Lynn Lane; Brothers, James Lane & Lawrence Lane and sister, Willette Lane.
    He was a member of the Ivy Bluff United Methodist and was retired from United Service Equipment.
    Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 01, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Sycamore Cemetery. Pallbearers include Ted & Terry George, Ben Wichern, Shannon, Timmy & Donnie Lane. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 9 pm Friday, September 30, 2016. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or

  • Camia Hayes

    Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    Camia Dawn Tate Hayes, 44, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Vanderbilt Hospital following a sudden illness. She was a native of Rutherford Co.      
    She is survived by her husband of Adam Hayes, Daughter, Kaylee Dawn Hayes, Parents, Jimmy & Brenda Higgins Tate, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Bob & Betty Hayes; Grandmother, Loni Mai Tate; Brother-in-law, Alan Hayes; Niece, Jacqueline Hayes Davenport all of Woodbury; Several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins also survive
    Camia was preceded in death by her grandparents:  Robert France Higgins, Georgia Lee Higgins and Malcolm Tate.
    She was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and a Special Education teaching Assistant at Woodbury Grammar School where she was also the Assistant basketball coach for the Lady Cubs. Camia was an avid Kentucky Wildcats Basketball fan and a lifetime member of the Cannon Co. Rescue Squad.
    Funeral Services will be 3:00 pm, Friday, September 30, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup and Bro. Daniel Hayes.  Interment will follow in the Ivy Bluff Cemetery, Warren Co.  Visitation Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 3:00 am to 9:00 pm and Friday, September 30, 2016 from 11 am until the time of service. Pallbearers include Bradley Mullinax, Shannon & Danny Higgins, Michael Underhill, Ian Frazee and Adam Hayes.  Honorary Pallbearers will be WGS Basketball teams and cheerleaders. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the WGS Basketball Program, Ivy Bluff Cemetery or the Cannon Co. Rescue Squad.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or

  • Evelyn Myers

    Monday, 26 September 2016

    Mrs. Evelyn Burks Myers, 89, of Murfreesboro passed away on September 24, 2016.  She was a native of Cannon County, born on February 2, 1927.  Her parents were the late Vernie Burks and Mary Etta Young Burks.  Also preceding her in death were sisters, R. A. Lynn, Jewel Parker and Juanita Parker. 
    She is survived by her son, Mark Davis of Murfreesboro; sister, Myra Haley of Woodbury; half-brothers, Alan Hale and Vernie Hale; granddaughters, Tiffany (Jeremy) Nichols and Samantha (Gabriel) Jensen; and three great grandchildren; Max Nichols, Jackson and Finley Jensen.
    Mrs. Myers grew up in a close knit family.  She learned devotion to her family from an early age.  Her unselfish spirit, gentle elegance, and sense of humor was carried throughout her life.   She was no stranger to hard work.  She held many different jobs through the years.  These included, Colonial Shirt Factory, Doolittle Dairies, secretary in Governor Ellington’s office, and Assistant Hospital Administrator for Good Samaritan Hospital.  She was also active with the oversight of the Bryant/Myers Scholarship.  During her life she enjoyed doing many different things, going to the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration, flower gardening, being outdoors, going on hikes, and listening to the music of Elvis, Liberace, and Tennessee Ernie Ford.  Her fun loving personality gave her the strength to be able to dance the Charleston well into her 80’s.  Being with family and caring for others was always her greatest joy.   She just loved entertaining and always put everyone else's happiness and wellbeing before her own. She had a true zest for life and always maintained a contagious optimism.She was a member of the Church of Christ.
    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 4-8 pm.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Herb Alsup and Daniel Hayes will officiate.  Interment will be in Riverside Garden.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission.  Share memories and condolences with the family at   Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337.

  • Mitzi Hanes

    Sunday, 25 September 2016

    Mrs. Mitzi J. Hanes, 58, of Woodbury passed away at home on September 23, 2016 after an extended illness.  She was born on March 5, 1958.  Her parents were the late Jasper Reed and Lola Elkins Reed.
    She is survived by her husband of over 30 years Dean Hanes; a son, Jeremiah (Amy) Miller; a daughter, Jessica Hanes; three grandchildren, Austin, Alyssa and Alex all of Woodbury.
    Mrs. Hanes was born in Woodbury and her family moved to Michigan City, Indiana in 1964.  She moved back to Woodbury after she graduated high school in 1976.  She met her husband while working at Stones River Hospital.  She also worked for many years with Security Services as office manager, which later became ADS.  Due to her failing health she had to leave work.  Before she became ill she enjoyed going to the lake and being outdoors.  She also liked working with arts and crafts, painting, and needlepoint.  Her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren.  She was a member of the Church of Christ. 
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 4-8 pm.  Funeral services will be in the Smith Funeral Home chapel on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11 am.  Greg Mitchell will officiate.  Interment will be in Cherry Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations through Smith Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.  Share memories and condolences at   Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Waymon Curtiss

    Sunday, 25 September 2016

    McMinnville resident and Warren County native Waymon Hugh Curtiss, age 64,
    was born September 18, 1952 and died September 24, 2016 at Alive Hospice
    Residence in Nashville, TN following an extended illness.

    A self-employed contractor and farmer and United States Marine Corps veteran
    of Vietnam, he was the son of the late Waymon Eugene and Bonita Kain
    Curtiss. Mr. Curtiss was a member of Hebron Church of Christ and also
    regularly attended the Smith Grove Church of Christ in Cannon County.

    Mr. Curtiss is survived by a son, Dustin Curtiss of Sevierville, TN;
    daughter, Christina Farley of Sevierville, TN; sisters, Molly Dearing
    Schoenauer of Fairfax, VA and Nancy (Sammuel) Hitchcock of Rock Island, TN;
    special friends, Gerlinde and Collier Rogers and Shanna McCormick all of
    Rock Island, TN; Marshall and Donna Williams of Woodbury, TN and Terry and
    Linda Henderson of Morrison, TN; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

    A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in
    High's Chapel with Al Bugg, Jr. and Marshall Williams officiating.
    Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday in
    High's Chapel. A family burial will be at Philadelphia Cemetery in Grundy
    County, TN.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Smith Grove Church
    of Christ Building Fund or American Cancer Society both c/o High's.

  • Chloe Bogle

    Monday, 19 September 2016

    Name Chloe E. Bogle    Age: 83
    Date Died:Sunday, September 18, 2016    Where:Cannon Co., TN
    Birthplace:Cannon Co., TN
    Survivors:Son: Barry Bogle of McMinnville, Daughter: Debbie (David) Melton of McMinnville
    Grandchildren:  Heather Ferrell, Cody (Tabitha) Bogle, Kellie (Chad) Rowland
    Great-Grandchildren:  Lola & Allie Ferrell, Calvin and Chloe Bogle, Catherine Rowland
    Sisters:  Irene Hibdon and Pauline Smithson
    Ms. Bogle was preceded in death by her parents:  Corny and Hannah Gunter, husband; Calvin (Cooley) Bogle and brother; Thad Gunter.  She was a member of the church of God and retired from Federal Mogul.
    Funeral Services:2:00 pm September 20, 2016
    Minister:Charlie StantonInterment:Gunter Grizzle Cemetery
    Visitation:Monday, September 19, 2016 from 4:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • David Foster Sr.

    Friday, 16 September 2016

    Name David Leon Foster        Age: 66
    Date Died:Wednesday, September 14, 2016        Where:Britton, MI
    Birthplace:Cannon Co., TN
    Survivors:Wife:Peggy Cottingham
    Children:  David Leon Foster, Jr., of Bradyville, Patricia (Jeremy) Brower of Adrian, MI, Tony (Holly) Foster of Beechgrove, Jennifer (James) Caudill of Vpsilanti, MI
    Brothers: Gerald Foster of South Lyon, MI, Nile and Ronnie Foster of Bradyville
    Grandchildren:  12
    Mr. Foster was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers:  Harold, Troy and Larry.
    He was retired from General Motors, loved antique tractors, enjoyed riding his motor cycle and farming. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
    Funeral Services:2:00 pm September 19, 2016
    Where:Gilley Hill Cemetery
    Minister:James Caudill  Interment:Gilley Hill Cemetery
    Visitation:Monday, September 19, 2016 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Nora Cook

    Tuesday, 13 September 2016

    Nora Lee Peeler Cook was born on March 16, 1926 on her parent’s farm in the Mooretown Community of Cannon County.  Nora was the daughter of Hessie (Moore) and George Lee Peeler who preceded her in death.  Also preceding her in death was her daughter, Cathy Cook Bennett, sister and brother-in-law, Grace Peeler and Fred Todd, and husband, Bill Cook.
    Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and Darrell Goins of Woodbury; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Karen Cook; son-in-law, Michael Bennett; Grandchildren, Ray & Sara Bennett and Tabitha & Kevin Ragland, both of Murfreesboro, Michelle Bennett & Joey Potts of Shelbyville; Catrina & Bryan Jones of Manchester;  Step grandchildren, Seth (Heather) Powell, Lydia (Eric) Weber, and Hannah Powell; Great grandchildren, Knox Bennett, Eli & Nolan Ragland, Dawson & Jordan Reed, and Wyatt Jones. Step great-grandchildren, McKenna, Landon & Grayson Powell; Brother and sister-in-law, G.L. & Kay Peeler of Woodbury.  Also surviving are many great nieces and nephews.
    A Cannon County native, Nora Lee grew up on the farm and graduated from Woodbury Central High School in 1944.  Anxious to aid in the war efforts, she left for Oak Ridge, Tennessee three days after graduation where she supervised the mail room at K-25 Uranium 235 Separation Plant.  It was in Oak Ridge she met her husband, Bill Cook from Macon County, TN and until their divorce in October 1967 she lived in Oak Ridge or in Oliver Springs, TN where her three children were born.  She returned to Cannon County and was employed at Colonial Corporation of America until retirement in April 1993.  She was of the Baptist faith.  Ms. Nora had a great love for children and taught Sunday School at Community Baptist Church in Oliver Springs and for over 25 years cared for little ones at First Baptist Church in Woodbury.  A bird lover, she could be found making sure that the small creatures had both food and water year round.  Until her health declined, she also loved to grow many flowers, especially roses.
    Funeral Services will be 10 AM Thursday, September 15, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Wade Campbell officiating.  Interment will follow at Cherry Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 8 PM Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the funeral home.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon's International or the Adams Memorial Library.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311,

  • Jeff St. John

    Monday, 12 September 2016

    Jeff St. John, age 54, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Vanderbilt Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    Survivors include his wife, Jessica Knox St. John of Woodbury; Children, Jeffery St. John, Tina Lucus, Paula Norris, & Paul Norris; Mother, Mary Parsley St. John of Woodbury; Siblings, Lisa (Kelly) Jordan of Lebanon and Scott St. John of Fayetteville, GA; Special Grandson, Jeffery Scott St. John; Grandchildren, Holly Meyer, Heather Hille, Hope Robertson, Jakob, Andrue, Annah, & Lincoln Norris, Damian & Stefani Lucus; Great Grandchildren, Bryson & Waylon Meyer and Shia Lucus; Nieces & Nephews, Charlie Jordan, Austin Jordan, Dakota St. John, & Nikki Lee St. John; and In-laws, Larry & Becky Knox of Readyville.
    Jeff was a member of the Hollow Springs Community Church and the owner of Parsley's Market. He loved camping, boating, and the outdoors.
    Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, September 16, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Burnett officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 PM to 8 PM Thursday, September 15 at the funeral home.
    Pallbearers: Mike Wilson, Mike Johnson, Larry Emberton, Paul Simon, Grant Holt, Shannon Robinson, Rob & Ben Womack
    Honorary Pallbearers:  Robert A. Harris & Ed Sissom
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.