• Charles Light

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014

    Charles Gregory Light, 29, died suddenly August 11, 2014 in Murfreesboro, Tn.  He was a native of Peekskill, NY.
    He is survived by his Mother,  Phyllis Prokop Light of Woodbury; Sister: Jennifer (Jeremy) Parker of Auburntown; Brother:  Dyland (Paige) Light of Auburntown; Grandmother:  Selma Prokop of NY; Nieces & Nephews: Shellby Parker, Blake Parker, Kaydence Light, & Kinsley Light; Uncles:  Greg Prokop of Pikeville & Richie Prokop of NY; Aunt:  Patti Bolduc of FL.
    He was preceded in death by his children, Justus & Brylee Light; and his grandfather, Richard Prokop.
    He was a Tool & Die setter, loved music and sports.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Friday, August 15, 2014  in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Pallbearers:  Jeremy Light, Greg Light, Richie Light, Dylan Light, Dillon Collette, & Kermit Peebles. Interment will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3-8 PM Thursday, 8/14/2014.
    Woodbury Funeral Home 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit

  • Hoyte Gayle Rains

    Monday, 11 August 2014

    Hoyte Gayle Rains, 64, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 in San Diego, CA, following an extended illness.  He was a native of Cannon Co.       
    He is survived by his wife, Pat Rains of Woodbury; Children,  Bethany (Chris) Hall of Murfreesboro; Tiffany (David) Simpson of McMinnville; and Ben (Tammy) Rains of Franklin; Father, Roy Rains of Woodbury; Sisters, Barbara Brown; Debbie (Ronnie) Hall; and Sonda (David) Reed; Nine Grandchildren, Lilly & Lizzie Hall, Mason, Gwynie, Izzy, Rose & Mark Simpson, and Ava & Luke Rains.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Merritt Hyde; brother, Tommy Rains; and grandparents, Homer and Bertha Rains.
    He was retired from AEDC as a plumber/pipe fitter and a member of Main Street Church of Christ.  He also served in the National Guard.
    Funeral Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Woodbury Church of Christ with Bro. Bryan Pitts officiating.  Pallbearers will include Ronnie Hall, David Mason Simpson, Mason Simpson, Jonathan Hall, Shawn Gunter, Chris Hall, David Reed, Anthony Reed, Brian Reed. Interment will follow at Midway Cemetery with Military Honors.  Visitation with the family will be 4 to 9 Wednesday at Woodbury Funeral Home and will lie in state from 8 am ‘til time of service Thursday at Woodbury Church of Christ.
    At the family’s request, please no flowers; all donations to Short Mountain Bible Camp % Woodbury Funeral Home.

  • John Edward Cummings

    Sunday, 10 August 2014

    John Edward Cummings, 30, died suddenly Saturday, August 09, 2014 at Stones River E/R.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his parents, Morgan Cummings and Karen Phillips Cummings both of Woodbury; Step-dad: Robert Mattox of Woodbury; Sister: Amy Cummings Murdock of Murfreesboro; Niece & Nephew: Morgan Murdock and Micah Stewart of Murfreesboro; Grandmother: Lovie Phillips of Woodbury; Fiancée: Diana Anderson of Woodbury; Step-Children: Meagan & Jordan; 2 Step-Sisters: Ashley & Vironica Mattox.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles Phillips and Ed & Josephine Cummings and by his daughter, Merci Cummings. John was a laborer and a believer in the Odinism faith.
    Graveside Services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Cummings Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM until time of service Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit

  • Geneva Nolan

    Sunday, 10 August 2014

    Geneva Bell Nolan, age 82, of Murfreesboro, TN, died Friday, August 8, 2014. A native of Cannon County she was the daughter of the late Delter and Edna Melton Bell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, H.W. “Sonny” Nolan who died in 2001; two brothers, Georgia Douglas Bell and William B Bell; and two sisters, Juanita Tenpenny and Irene Youngblood.

    Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00AM at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Brother David Young will officiate. Burial will be in the Center Hill Cemetery in Cannon County. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00PM until 8:00PM at Woodfin Memorial Chapel.

    Mrs. Nolan is survived by daughter Sunnette Peay and her husband Gregg of Lascassas; brother, Gordon Bell and his wife Sara of Murfreesboro; sisters, Christine Dennis of McMinnville, Louella Johnson of Woodbury and Betty Penner of Hendersonville, NC; and two grandchildren, Josh Peay and his wife Meghan and Adam Peay.

    Mrs. Nolan was a member of the Baptist Church and attended Holly Grove Baptist Church. She was a 1950 graduate of Woodbury High School and was retired from General Electric.

    Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

    Online condolences can be made at


  • Joy Scott

    Sunday, 10 August 2014

    Name:   Joy Elizabeth Alexander Scott                Age:  80
    Date Died:  Friday. August 8th, 2014   Where: St. Thomas Rutherford        
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co.
    Survivors: 3 Children: Steve (Marlena) Scott of Hillsboro,
    Mark Scott and Teresa Stoetzel of Woodbury
    2 Sisters: Pauline Witty of Woodbury, and Jewell (Ted) Cashion of Lewisburg
    Grandchildren: Dustin (Taylor) Stoetzel, Tracey “Kal” (Angela) Stoetzel
    & Candice Stoetzel & finance Bruce Lee Payne all of Woodbury
    Great Grandchildren: Sierra, Madison, Ezra and Kara Stoetzel & EJ Payne
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy D. Sr. and Mary E. Davenport Alexander,
    Husband, Shelah Ray Scott,  Brother, Guy Alexander Jr. and Son in law,  Bob Stoetzel
    She was a homemaker and a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When:  2:00 pm Monday 8/11/2014
    Minister:  Dr. Jim Clardy                                                       Interment:  Riverside Gardens
    Visitation: 1:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday, 8/10/2014
     In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Judes Children Hospital or Woodbury United Methodist Church; C/O Woodbury Funeral Home

  • Jo Twilla

    Thursday, 7 August 2014

    87 year old Ms. Jo Neal Twilla of Smithville died early Tuesday morning at the Webb House. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in Town Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. J.K. Twilla; parents, Henry Arthur and Nannie West Harvill; grandparents, James Forrest and Harriette Adcock West; seven aunts, Della Mae Stewart, Lilly Macon West, Ida Cleophie Wheat, Jessie Wright, Eula Deane Jones, Abolene Lewis and Naomi West Turner; and two uncles, James and Forrest West. Survivors include two sons, John Twilla of Murfreesboro and Cindy Twilla of Smithville and Neil and wife Desta Averitt Twilla of Auburntown. Two grandchildren, Kevin McKinley and wife Desirae Twilla of Lebanon and Kelli and husband Jared Davis of Smithville. One great granddaughter, Kimber Ray Davis of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to the Lighthouse Christian Camp.

  • Christy Taylor

    Tuesday, 5 August 2014

    Ms. Christy Ann Maynard Taylor, 37, of Manchester, formerly of Woodbury passed away on July 28, 2014.  She was born on August 5, 1976 in Hollywood, Florida. 
    She is survived by her parents, Charles and Linda Reed of Woodbury; son, Trevor Taylor of Woodbury; daughters, Regina Maynard and boyfriend, Scott Belcher and Stacey Hoel both of Woodbury; boyfriend, Josh Clark of Manchester; brothers, Anthony Ramonos of Woodbury, John & Brandy Romanos of Murfreesboro and Christopher Reed of Woodbury; sister, Amber Carlton of Woodbury and three grandchildren, Matthew Frame, Haley Frame and Damon Maynard.
    Christy was an avid outdoor person.  She loved going to the lake, fishing, target shooting, camping and just being outside.  She had an out going personality and loved to talk to anyone.  Christy was always upbeat and happy.  She wanted to spend time with her family and friends any chance she had.  If it meant being outside she was even happier.
    The family will hold a private service at a later date.  The family is requesting memorial donations in lieu of flowers to assist with funeral expenses.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details or to make a donation.  Memories and condolences may be shared at  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Charles Witty

    Sunday, 3 August 2014

    Mr. Charles T. Witty, 85, of Woodbury passed away August 3, 2014.  He was born on August 27, 1928 in Cannon County, Tennessee.  His parents were the late James Lytle Witty and Evelyn Melton Witty.

    He is survived by his wife, Janie Allen Witty of Woodbury; brothers, James & Ailene Witty of Mount Juliet, Howard & Barbara Witty of McMinnville; sisters, Nell & Gordon Summers of Auburntown, Ann & Robert Fortner of Nashville, Rosemary & Don Geddes of Nashville and Betty Shoemaker of Brentwood; sister-in-law Olivene Corley of Woodbury and several nieces and nephews.

    Mr. Witty grew up in Cannon County and met his future wife Janie.  They married December 17, 1949 and spent nearly 65 happy years together.  Mr. Charles  was a hard working man and he and Mrs. Janie were great partners.  He and Bill Smith formed a partnership to haul and sell coal locally.  Mr. Charles later owned and operated the business on his own and sold coal to all of the county schools.  He also worked for TVA for many years.  They owned and operated Cedar Valley Antiques for over thirty years.  They enjoyed all their business ventures and loved to talk with people.  He was a member of Auburntown Church of Christ and taught Bible class there for 50 years.  When Mr. Charles’ health began to fail they started attending the New Hope Church of Christ.  Mr. Charles and Mrs. Janie were very close and were seldom seen apart. She took devoted care of him as he became more sick.  

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, August 4, 2014 from 2-8 PM and on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 11-2 PM.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  David Dunn and Ralph Richardson will officiate.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to either the Auburntown Church of Christ or the New Hope Church of Christ.  Memories and condolences may be shared at   Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Kimberly Bynum

    Friday, 1 August 2014

    Mrs. Kimberly Ann Bynum, 39, of Woodbury passed away July 28, 2014.  She was born in McMinnville, Tennessee on November 9, 1974.  She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Larry Borren.

    She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Ricky Bynum of Woodbury; mother, Linda Borren of Centertown; a son, Tyler Bynum; two daughters, Ashley Bynum and Natasha Bynum; two brothers, Jeffery Borren and Shane Borren all of Woodbury and a sister, Shawntel Borren of Centertown.

    Mrs. Bynum grew up in McMinnville.  She met her husband Ricky through a phone conversation with friends.  They quickly fell in love, married and moved to Woodbury.  She had health problems through the years but stayed home to raise their three children.  She loved to spend time with family and friends and go out to eat.  She enjoyed going to yard sales and had a knack for getting a better price on the things she bought.  Fishing was one of her favorite things to do.  She was baptized at the Temple Baptist Church in McMinnville in earlier years.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 4-9 PM.  Funeral services will be Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 3 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Jonathan  Womack and David Higgins will officiate.  Interment will follow in Amity Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to assist with funeral expenses.  Memories and condolences may be shared at  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Mary Basham

    Friday, 1 August 2014

    Mary Luzetta Parker Basham, 83, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Cannon Co.
    She is survived by her children: Dwaine (Debbie) Basham of Murfreesboro; Nancy (Danny) Campbell of Mt. Juliet; Shea (Averian) Basham of Cookeville; Renea (Jim) Sabia of Woodbury; Sister:  Inez Carter of Woodbury
    Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and lifelong friend, Juanita Parker.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie & Dollie Lewis Parker; husband, Clyde Basham; and her sister, Opal Parker Duke.
    She was a homemaker and a member of Simmons Chapel Free Methodist Church.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sunday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Wheeler & Bro. Mark Parker officiating.  Pallbearers: Don Duke, Doyle Duke, Larry Carter, Gayle Tate, Josh Curtis, Brandon Basham, Billy Adcock.  Interment will follow in the  Gilley Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Saturday, 8/2/2014.