Obituaries

  • Ronnie Barrett

    Saturday, 28 February 2015

    Ronnie Gale Barrett, 66, passed away suddenly Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at Stones River Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his children, Amy Gale Parker and Jamie Kay (Robert) Slatton both of Woodbury, Teresa Lynn Barrett and Jeffrey Michael (Brandy) Barrett both of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren: Will (Shellie) Parker, Jake Schwartz, Haylie Kay Schwartz, Dillon Clay Parker, Kinley Felts, Bo Grady Parker, West Slatton, Cassie Barrett, Alisha Barrett, Nathan Barrett, Nicole Barrett, Alex Norwood and Kayla Norwood; Great Grandchildren: Lillie, Ada, Cain, Hallie, Haze, Day & Avery; Brothers-in-law:  John Goff & Larry Vinson, Sr.; Nieces and Nephews:  Ricky, Randy & Larry Vinson, Jr., Robbie & Faye Youngblood, Diana Mahaney and Nancy Goff; Great Nieces:  Heather, Lema, Larena, Brandi, Ashley, Ryan, Amanda, Christy, Shelby & Emily; Special Friends:  Ray Brazwell & Verbal Roach. 
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton Aubrey & Carrie Bell Barrett; his sisters, Sue Goff, Joyce Vinson and Linda Taylor and his special friend, Glenda Dawls.
    Ronnie was an avid gardener and worked in heating and air. 
    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Monday, March 2, in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Blues Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm to 8 pm Sunday, March 01, 2015.  
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Ronnie Arnold

    Saturday, 28 February 2015

    Ronnie Arnold, 57, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at River Park Hospital ER. 
    He is survived by his wife: Charlotte Barks Arnold of Woodbury; Daughters: Ronica Arnold, Emma Arnold and Katlyn Arnold all of Woodbury; Granddaughter: Jessie Arnold of Woodbury; Mother:  Juanita Cripps Arnold of Woodbury; Siblings:  Jimmy (Pam) Arnold, Kathy (Bobby) Davis and Ricky Darrell Arnold all of Woodbury; Best Friend:  Bruno.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Harrison Buster Arnold; Grandson, Devin Arnold and Brother, Greg Arnold.
    Ronnie was a member of the Hollow Springs Community Church and a dump truck driver.
    Visitation with the family will be from 10 am to 8 pm Sunday, March 01, 2015. For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Bobby Potts

    Sunday, 22 February 2015

    Mr. Bobby A. Potts, 69, of Auburntown passed away on February 20, 2015.  He was born in Columbia, TN on January 6, 1946.  His parents were the late Robert Easter Potts and Avalyn M. (Whitley) Potts.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Christopher Perry Potts and John David Potts.
        He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Paula Potts of Auburntown; son and daughter-in-law, Michael & Susan J. Potts of Houston, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Gabriele & Ray Anderson of Watertown; six grandchildren, Kassi Nicole Brand Potts, Brittany Lynn Potts, John Michael Potts, Justin Kyle Anderson, Joshua David Anderson and Stephanie Danielle Anderson.
        Mr. Potts was born in Columbia and later moved to Murfreesboro with his family.  He graduated from Central High School in Murfreesboro.  He was working for Southern Bell when he was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War.  During his service he was stationed in Germany.  He met his wife, Paula, a native of Germany and fell in love.  After serving in the Army they moved back to the states.  Bobby went to work for Harrison Jewelers of New York in their Augusta, GA store.  It has been said he could sell ice to an eskimo.  He enjoyed bartering with people on all sorts of things.  He was smart and could pick up on things quickly.   When he left the jewelry store he went to work with his son at Comtech installing fiber optic lines.  He enjoyed getting to travel with the company.   He and Paula had made their home in Woodbury and Auburntown for many years.   He was a semi-pro race car driver for a while.  He raced while in Germany and on dirt tracks back in the states.   Bobby had a busy life but he put his family first.  His favorite times were taking camping and fishing trips with them.  He loved to take his family to the mountains in Chimney Rock and Cherokee, NC.  
        Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 4-8 pm.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 1 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Lynn Parson will officiate.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.  Share memories and condolences on the guestbook page of www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Wilma Parton

    Saturday, 21 February 2015

    Name      Wilma Jean Davis Parton                                         Age: 67
    Date Died: Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 @ 6:15 pm                    Where:  at her home
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., TN
    Survivors: Mother: Lois Prater Davis of Woodbury
    Brother & Sister-in-law: Randall & Dorris Davis of Woodbury
    Nieces: Sonya (Jamie) Steele of McMinnville, Nicole Bratcher of Woodbury & Angela Woodworth of FL
    Special Friend:  Carol Melton of Woodbury. 
    Also surviving are many cousins & friends
    She was preceded in death by her Father, Don Davis.   
    Wilma was a member of Leoni Church of Christ.  She was a self-employed business woman.
    She loved crafts, doll collecting, framing and cross stitching.                                             
     Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home    When:  11:00 am Tuesday, 02/24/2015
    Interment: Leoni Cemetery
    Minister: Bro. Garland Robinson & Bro. Herb Alsup         
    Visitation: 4 pm to 9 pm Monday, February 23, 2015 at Woodbury Funeral Home

  • Thomas Brewer

    Friday, 20 February 2015

    McMinnville, TN resident and Atlanta, GA native Thomas Brewer, age 69, was born February 5, 1946 and died suddenly February 17, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
    A retired employee from Carrier Corporation, he was the son of the late Henry Roy and Lois Griffith Brewer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandson, Jonathan Hale; two brothers, James and H.R. Brewer; and three sisters, Betty Nations, Ola Mae Davis and Shirley Couch.
    He was married March 30, 1968 to Sharon Brock Brewer of the Centertown Community. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children and spouses, Anthony and Michelle Brewer and Ray Brewer all of the Centertown Community, and Tonya and Jeff Hale of Smithville, TN; four grandchildren, Brittany McNair and husband Scott, Shelton Brewer, Kayla Hale and Kayce Hale; two brothers and sister-in-law, Warren and Dot Brewer of Riverdale, GA and William Brewer of Atlanta, GA; and two sisters, Frances Hawkins of Newnan, GA and Ruby Pitman of Monticello, GA.
    Visitation will be held Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in High's Parlor. There will be no service.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Warren County Relay For Life.

  • Austin Brown

    Thursday, 19 February 2015

    Austin Michael Brown, 20, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at his home.  He was a native of Cordele, GA.  Austin was preceded in death by his Father, Steward Brown, his maternal grandparents, Ralph & Ruth McMillen and grandfather, Bill Scarbrough.
        He is survived by his parents, Kathy McMillen Brown & Don Scarbrough of Goodlettsville; Grandmother:  Ethel Scarbrough of Woodbury; Brothers: Will Kitchens of Covington, LA, Lane (Katie) Jones of Jacksonville, FL., Josh (Jamie) Jones Americus, GA., Joseph (Kayla) Jones of Augusta, GA. , Bo Brown of Leesburg, GA.,  Andy Brown of Arabi, GA.,; Step Sister:  Amanda (Travis) Roose of Vidalia, GA.; Step Brother:  Ben Scarbrough of Statesboro, GA.; Nieces & Nephew: Kanyan, Jaislyn and Jada.
        Austin was a full time student at Volunteer State Community College and had a love for sports especially baseball, football and basketball.  He was a member of Cornerstone Community Church, Woodbury.
        Funeral Services will be 1 pm Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Cornerstone Community Church with Bro. Rick McFerrin officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 5 pm to 8 pm Friday, February 20, 2015 at Woodbury Funeral Home.  For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to Cannon Co. High School Baseball Program %Woodbury Funeral Home.
        Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Walden Jones

    Thursday, 19 February 2015

    Mr. Walden Claude Jones, 89, of Woodbury passed away on February 17, 2015.  He was born in Woodbury on July 19, 1925.  His parents were the late Jim Jones and Mae (Bailey) Jones.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Walter L. Jones, James H. Jones, Harry F. Jones and Larry M. Jones and sisters, Mildred Tassey, Gladys Ruby and Pauline Jones. 
     
                    He is survived by niece, Deborah & John O'Toole of Murfreesboro; nephews, Kenny Jones, Larry Jones and Jeff Jones all of Murfreesboro, Steve Jones and Mark Ruby both of Nashville; special friends and caretakers, Ronnie & Cheryl Johnson of Readyville and special little friend, Dixie, his dog.
     
                    Mr. Walden was born and raised in Woodbury.  He and twin brother, Walter, were extremely close.  During World War II and the Korean War,his four brothers served in the military.  Even though Walden could not serve, he supported his brothers with pride and patriotic spirit.  Walden was a restless soul that had to be busy all the time.  He worked hard at his jobs.  He worked at the Armour Creamery in Woodbury until it closed.  Then he worked at Alcan also in Woodbury until the family moved to Donelson in 1972.  There he retired from the Hyatt Regency in Nashville.  After retirement, he spent his spare time helping neighbors.  Walden was known in his neighborhood to be the "champion leaf raker" and spent hours raking and bagging leaves.   Mr. Walden enjoyed wood carving.  He liked watching the Price Is Right on tv while eating a ham sandwich for lunch and wrestling in the evenings.  He thought WD-40 could fix just about anything.  He was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ. 
     
                    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 1-2 pm.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Bro. Herb Alsup will officiate.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Share memories and condolences at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Leon Ward

    Wednesday, 18 February 2015

    Leon Ward, age 84, a Rockvale, TN resident and Warren County, TN native died February 17, 2015 at Woodbury Health Center following an extended illness.
    He was a self employed dairy farmer, member of the Baptist Church and son of the late Mattie Edgar and Winnie Addline Jones Ward.
    He was married February 4, 1954 to Willie Louise Bettis Ward who preceded him in death November 25, 2010.
    In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Lydia Foster, Edith Taylor, Pauline Bond and brothers, Virgil, Margel and Clinton Ward.
    Mr. Ward is survived by six children, Deborah Baker of Manchester, TN, Leon R. Ward, Jr. of West Covina, CA; Malcomb Ivan (Carolyn) Bettis of Cleveland, TN, Terry L. Ward of Smyrna, TN, Sherry Lynn Jenkins of Rockvale, TN and Edgar DeLon (Bea) Ward of Woodbury, TN; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen (Billy) Basham of McMinnville and Norma Jean Davenport of Woodbury and one brother, W.L. (Bea) Ward of Westmoreland, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015 in High's Chapel with Tommy Womack and Jonathan Womack to officiate. Interment will follow in the Providence Cemetery.
    Visitation will be Friday, February 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. until time of service at High's.

  • Clark Elkins

    Wednesday, 18 February 2015

    Clark Darrell Elkins, age 75, died Monday February 16, 2015 at Alive Hospice at Skyline Medical Center following an extended illness.  He was a native of Cannon Co. 

    He is survived by his children, Jody Blair of White House, Linda Newgarden of Hartsville, and Steve McGregor of Portland; Mother, Pauline Williams Elkins of Readyville; Siblings, Pat Straton of Readyville, Don Elkins of Missouri, & Vicky Knox of Murfreesboro.  Also surviving are 8 Grandchildren & 7 Great Grandchildren. 

    He was preceded in death by his father, Clark Elkins; and Son, Clark Darrell Elkins II. 

    Mr. Elkins was a member of the Church of Christ and was a self-employed painter.  He was a member of the Beagle Club of Franklin and was a veteran, serving in the Air Force. 

    Graveside service will be 1 PM Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Thyatira Cemetery with Bro. Charlie Gunter officiating. 

     

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

     

  • Fred McClure

    Wednesday, 18 February 2015

     

    Fredrick Joseph-Xavier McClure, age 18, died Sunday February 15, 2015 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.  He was a native of Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Cannon County High School in 2014.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a welding apprentice at Herndon & Merry.

      

    Fred is survived by his parents, Robert W. McClure, Sr. & Anne Marie McClure of Woodbury;  2 brothers, Robert W. McClure, Jr. of Baltimore and Michael David McClure of Woodbury and grandmother, Vivienne McClure of Baltimore; Fiancé:  Breanna Carr of Woodbury; Best Friends:  Michael Busey of Smyrna and Mandy Love of Woodbury.

     

    Fred was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church and a graduate of Cannon Co. High School Class of 2014.  Music was his world.  He played guitar, wrote his own music, was a member of JRB and the High School Marching Band.

     

    Funeral Services will be 7 pm Thursday, February, 19, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Crips officiating.   Visitation with the family will be from  4 pm to 7 pm Thursday, February 19, 2015. 

    For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

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