• James West

    Wednesday, 25 November 2015

    James Terry West, age 83, of Manchester passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  He was a native of Cannon County. 

    Survivors include his siblings Juanita Thomas of Lexington, KY, Shelby Tucker of Murfreesboro, Howard Wayne West of Ringold, GA, Rachel Ann Snider of McMinnville, Virginia Lois Campbell of Woodbury, Pamela (Jim) Harvey of Manchester, & Cynthia (Ken) Walters of Murfreesboro. 

    Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Eukla & Ruth Bishop West; and Siblings, John West and Joyce West Goins. 

    Mr. West was a retired brick mason and was a Veteran of the Army where he served in the Korean War. 

    A public visitation will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 10 AM to 12 Noon.  A private family graveside service will follow.


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  • Berma Sullins

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015

    Berma Jean Eady Sullins, 84, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  She was a native of Cullman, AL.
    She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Barton of Woodbury; Grandchildren: Amy McMackins, Daniel Sullins, T.K. McCullough, Patrick McCullough, Nicole Croy and Nicholas Barton; 7 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild; Siblings:  Francis Stewart of AL., Joyce Brown of Texas, Linda Braccato of AL and Daron Eady of WA.
    Ms. Sullins was preceded in death by her parents, Justin Dalton Eady and Gladys Guthery Eady; her husband, Lacie Sullins; 3 Children, Barbara Sullins, Randy Sullins and Debbie Parker.     
    She was a member of the Bradyville Church of Christ and a homemaker.      
    Graveside services will be 2:30 pm Friday, November 27, 2015 at Cherry Cemetery with Bro. Charlie Gunter officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM Friday, November 27, 2015 at Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or

  • Russell Hamm Jr.

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015

    Mr. Russell Wayne "Butch" Hamm, Jr.  age 65 of Gassaway passed away Sunday morning November 22, 2015 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER.  He was born August 20, 1950 in Bluefield, West Virginia to his parents the late, Russell Wayne and Roberta White Hamm, Sr.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, James Hamm.  Butch was a Methodist and a construction worker.  In 1981, he moved his family to Tennessee where he has lived in the Gassaway community since. He was a carpenter since he was 12 years old.  He was loved by many and will be extremely missed.   Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Karen Hamm of Gassaway; 2 daughters, Jenel Hill and Danielle Moseley both of Gassaway; 5 grandchildren, Roberta, Heather, Hailey, Eddie and Lavell; 1 sister, Debbie Hamm of Bear, Delaware; 1 brother, Danny Hamm of Newark, Delaware.  There will be a family gathering to celebrate Butch's Life on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 beginning at 5:PM at Butch and Karen's home in Gassaway.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Nelda Rogers

    Friday, 20 November 2015

    Nelda Seal Rogers, 63, passed away on November 19, 2015, with her husband and children by her side.  She was born on October 26, 1952, the only child to Clarence and Arabella Seal in Winston Salem, North Carolina.   A lover of all things country music, she left her beloved state to pursue a new life in Tennessee, working as a Twitty City tour guide in Nashville.  She later joined the AVCO Corporation as a secretary and it was there that she met the love of her life, a tool and die maker named Everett Rogers, Jr.  They married on June 23, 1981 and were married for 34 years.

    Always music minded, she began playing the piano at age seven and was the church pianist by age 12.  Church was an integral part of her life and she made sure you knew she was a “devout Southern Baptist”.  She went on countless mission trips and pursued all avenues of church work and leadership.  She enjoyed her time as a substitute teacher for the local school system and stayed in touch with several of her students.  Her most memorable time in Cannon County was as a radio disc jockey for WBRY.  Hers was a voice that almost everyone in this county knew and trusted.

    As of late, she worked tirelessly as the clerk, the pianist, and a ladies’ Sunday School teacher as a member of Plainview Baptist Church.  A stickler for the rules, she remained the voice of reason in every situation.  Her mission minded heart led her to her favorite project, Operation Christmas Child, and she poured every part of that heart into the ministry, sending well over 500 shoebox gifts to children overseas.

    She battled sickness for much of her life, but her rock solid faith kept her steady.  She was a pillar of strength and spiritual mother to many.  She will be greatly missed.  

    She is survived by her husband, Everett Rogers, Jr. of Woodbury; daughter, Jenny (Mark) Sissom of Bradyville; son, Carter Rogers of Woodbury; two step-daughters, Misty (Mark) Stout of Spring Hill and Michelle Wilkerson of Murfreesboro.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren: Adlen, Ethan, Lindsay, and Caleb Sissom; Faithe, Rebecca, Josh, Matt, Micah, Daniel, and Sarah Grace Stout; Nick Barabas and Cody Wilkerson and her mother-in-law, Imogene Rogers of Woodbury

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Monday with Bro. Charley Heath and Bro. Jonathan Womack officiating.  Interment will follow at Cherry Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Sunday from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

    In lieu of gifts and flowers, donations may be made to the Operation Christmas Child project, care of Samaritan’s Purse.

  • Allan Williams

    Friday, 20 November 2015

    Mr. Allan R. Williams, 58, of Woodbury and formerly of Nashville passed away on November 19, 2015.  He was born on July 24, 1957 in Carrollton, Georgia.  His parents were the late Harold Caswell Williams and Evelyn Dacy (Sprewell) Williams.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Brenda (Oakley) Williams.
    He is survived by his daughter, Ginger Williams of Nashville; sister, Paula (Sam) Larkin of Woodbury; brother, Tommy Williams; two grandchildren, Keith and Nataleigh and several nieces and nephews.  
    Mr. Williams was a long time employee of Proctor and Gamble in Jackson, TN.  He also worked as a truck driver for Swift and as a security officer.  He liked collecting baseball cards and watching Titan’s football games.  He was a generous person who would give you the shirt off his back.  He was always a hard worker, until his health deteriorated.  He loved to visit with his grandchildren.  He was a member of the Fatherland Baptist Church in Madison, TN and recently a faithful attendee of the Grace Assembly of God Church in Woodbury.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 2-4 pm.  Memorial services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Marty Cooper will officiate.  Share memories and condolences with the family at   Smith Funeral Home (615)563-5337

  • Lorene Chasteen

    Friday, 20 November 2015

    Name      Lorene Arnold Chasteen                                                Age: 83
    Date Died: Thurs., Nov. 19, 2015 @ 2:10 PM   Where: St. Thomas Rutherford
    Birthplace: Smithville, TN.
    Survivors: Husband: Wilburn Chasteen of Winchester
    4 Children: Billy (Kay) Arnold and Tammie Arnold both of Smyrna, Rita Arnold Vance of Murfreesboro and Tony (Jenni) Arnold of Woodbury
    2 Grandsons: Ronnie Arnold of Nashville and Bradley Vance of Murfreesboro
    1 Great Grandson:  Elijah Vance of Murfreesboro
    Mrs. Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Roscoe and Effie Agnes Buckner Pedigo; her son, Larry Arnold; 3 brothers, Edward, Norville and Aaron Pedigo and 3 sisters, Kenzada Summar, Odell Summar, and Francis Bandy.     
    She was a member of the Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress with Colonial Corp. and a custodian with MTSU.    
    Funeral services: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home    When:  1:00 PM Saturday. 11/21/15
    Minister:    Bro. Danny Bandy                     Interment:  Pedigo Cemetery in Dekalb Co.
    Visitation:  4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday and 10:00 AM until time of service Saturday
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to he Susan G. Komen Organization.

  • Burton Moulder

    Tuesday, 17 November 2015

    Burton Moulder, 80, of Woodbury passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at Woodbury Health Care. 
    He is survived by his children, Billy (Jarolyn) Moulder and Cynthia Lawrence both of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Heather Marie Moulder of Nashville, Jared Moulder of Murfreesboro, Andrew (Majesta) Lawrence of Shelbyville, Vincent Laoang and Jaden Moulder both of Woodbury and Brother, Jerry Moulder of Woodbury.
    Mr. Moulder was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene & Mary Rains Moulder; wife, Susie Moulder; Brother, Howard Moulder; Sister, Ora Gosett and Marie Stacey.
    Burton was a member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ.  He loved trapping, fishing and gun collecting.  He was a former Sherriff of Cannon Co., Chief of Police and retired from Cannon Co. Ambulance Service.
    Funeral services will be 2 pm Thursday, November 19, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Bowman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Cherry Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
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  • Glennette King

    Thursday, 12 November 2015


    Glennette Vance King, age 86, of Woodbury passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford E/R.  She was a native of Cannon Co. 

    Survivors include her 3 children, Glenda Vandygrift of Milton, Randy (Tyanne) King of Murfreesboro, & Stanton King of Woodbury; 7 Grandchildren, Christa Campbell, Jami Ervin, Kevin & Brennan King, Jacob King, Blake King, and Clint Bogle; Daughter-in-law, Millie King of Woodbury; Sister, Betty Gilley of Woodbury.  Also surviving are 12 Great Grandchildren. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray & Ola King Vance; Husband, Jim Grady King; Son, Wayne King; Son-in-law, Eddie Vandygrift. 

    Ms. King was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church and the cafeteria manager at Auburn High school.  She loved to quilt, sew, and cooking for her family. 

    Funeral services will be 1 PM Friday, November 13, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Prosperity Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Thursday, November 12, 2015. 


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  • James Langford

    Wednesday, 11 November 2015

    James “Jim” Langford age 77 passed on November 9, 2015.

    He was born on February 5, 1939 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He is preceded in death by his dad, James E. Langford, his mom Ruth Dowlin and her husband C.H. Dowlin.  He is survived by Jaynie, his soul mate of 30 years, whom he referred to as “Bebe”!

    Jim served in the army during the Vietnam War as an MP.  It was during this time he not only protected our country but even delivered a baby in the back of a police car.  He was so proud of this accomplishment and would share this story over the years.

    Jim graduated from Baxter Seminary in 1959 where he first met Jaynie.  It wasn’t until 1986 they reconnected and began their journey together. They enjoyed every part of life! As long as they were together, it didn’t matter what they did.  Watching Nascar, football, traveling, camping, singing and dancing, or just hangin with friends.  As long as they were together life was grand!

    Jim always valued hard work and a loyal work ethic.  He began work at an early age setting up bowling pins at the age of 10, delivering newspapers, worked at a printing company, and then finally spending 29 years at Dupont where he retired at the young age of 55.  It was at this time that he and Jaynie continued on their nonstop journey of life.

    Jim leaves behind his soul mate, Jaynie, two kids, Johnny (Donna), Jayna (Ray), and four grandkids Jessica, Tyler, Austin, and Jake.  He also leaves behind many cherished friendships.

    Memorial services will 4 pm Saturday, November 14, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 4 pm.  Donations can be made to Alive Hospice % Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or

  • Thelma Kennedy

    Tuesday, 10 November 2015

    Thelma Louise Bush Kennedy, 73, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at her home in Cleveland, TN. following an extended illness.  She was a native of Cannon Co.
    She is survived by her children: Susan Wilson of Cleveland, Debbie Marler of Crossville, and Adam Kennedy of Cleveland; Grandchildren: Jennifer (Karl) Fisher, Dustin (Kaitlyn) Wilson, Steven Wilson and Kristen Scoggins all of Cleveland, Chara (Daren) Rehacek of Kalamazoo, MI., Chris Barrett and Sean Schoephoerster both of Jacksonville, FL., and Melissa Windham of Charleston, SC; Great Grandchildren: Breouna. Felisha & Marissa Barrett of Jacksonville, FL., Abby & Lily Schoephoerster of Puller, GA. Brennan, Audrey & Edison Rehacek of Kalamazoo, MI., Trey Hester, Emily & Sophia Fisher, Kathryn Wilson, Kyla & Staysia Scoggins all of Cleveland, TN.; Brother: Leslie Marston (Sharon) Bush; Sisters: Donna Taylor, Imogene Rogers, Twila Underwood, Linda (Bill) Avera, Georgia “Getta” (Buford) Prater all of Woodbury and Daphne (Howard) Miller of Christiana; Special Family Friends: Nicholas Walling and Jeff Ackerman
    She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Millie Carter Bush; her daughter, Sandra Bowen; siblings, Joyce McBride, Bobby, Jesse and J.T. Bush
    A member of the Simmons Chapel Free Methodist Church and was a Procurement Officer for Medical University of South Carolina.
    Funeral services will be 2 pm Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Heath officiating. Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Sean Schoephoerster, Jamie McClain, Michael Prater, Bruce Taylor, Tim W. Bush, Chris Murphy and honorary pallbearer, Robert Sims. Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 8 pm Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
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