Obituaries

  • Kristy Milligan

    Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    Kristy Lorraine Milligan, age 40, of Murfreesboro passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at her home.  She was a native of Rutherford Co. 

    Survivors include her mother, Anita Simmons Milligan of Murfreesboro, & Uncle, Mike "Finnie" Simmons of Woodbury.   

    She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hoyte & Emma Nell Simmons. 

    Kristy's dream was to ride in a hot air balloon, but due to her health, that dream was never fulfilled.  Now she is flying higher than any balloon could ever take her. 

    She was a member of North Boulevard Church of Christ and was in sales support with ASD. 

    Funeral services will be 3 PM Thursday, May 28, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Robb. Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 9 PM Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the funeral home.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311

     

  • David Bogle

    Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    David Bogle, 75, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Maury Regional Hospital following a sudden illness.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his Stepchildren:  Russell, Doug & Sharon Kay Jones; Ronald & Mark Staggs and Rita Shipley; Step-Grandchildren: Chelsea & Cameron Staggs; Siblings:  Burley Ray Bogle of Woodbury, Paulette (Wayne) Campbell, Dean (Charles) Vantrease & Linda Gayle Nichols; Numerous nieces and nephews
    He was preceded in death by his parents, A.G. & Otha Barrett Bogle; Siblings, Kenneth & Donnie Bogle, Ruth Henderson & Louise Crosslin.
    A member of the Baptist church, he was a retired truck driver.  He loved to trade with goats and dogs.  He also loved to coon hunt.
    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Thursday, May 21, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with burial to follow in Reed Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm until 8 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2015.
    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 www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • James Bogle

    Saturday, 16 May 2015

    James Edward Bogle, 77, who passed away Friday, 05/15/2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  He was a native of Cannon Co., TN.
    He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Fannie Gordon Bogle of Bradyville; 2 Sons: Stephen Bogle of Bradyville and Wayne “Porky” Bogle (Denise) of McMinnville; 1 Granddaughter:  Kayla Bogle of McMinnville;                                                           
    3 Brothers:  Johnny Bogle of Ashland City, Milford Bogle of Nashville & Randall Bogle of Woodbury; 1 Sister:  Rachel Duggin of Manchester.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lucille Vassar Bogle; a brother, Bratten Bogle and a sister, Linda Smitty.
    Mr. Bogle was a member of the Curlee Church of Christ and a farmer.
    Graveside Services will be 2 pm Monday, May 18, 2015 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.
    Visitation with the family will be 4:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday at Woodbury Funeral Home.
    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 www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Lee Walden

    Saturday, 16 May 2015

    Mr. Lee Walden, 89, of Woodbury passed away on May 15, 2015.  He was born in Rush Springs, Oklahoma on January 26, 1926.   He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Wanda Walden;  and brothers, Kenneth, Howard and James Walden.
     
                    He is survived by his son, Joe Walden of Milton; a sister, Ann Posey of Arkansas and three grandchildren, Christopher, Daniel and Josie.
     
                    Mr. Walden grew up in Oklahoma and moved to Washington State to become a machinist.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army Airborne during WWII.  He was a hard worker, loved to talk with people and tell stories. 
     
                    The family will hold a private service.  Share memories and condolences at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • James Rogers

    Tuesday, 12 May 2015

    James Dorman Rogers, age 80, a Woodbury, TN resident and WarrenCounty native was born December 13, 1934 and died May 11, 2015 at Woodbury Health Care Center in Woodbury, TNfollowing an extended illness.
    A retired certified welder at DeZurik Corporation and member of Elkins Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Rufus and Louise Watley Rogers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Kenneth Rogers and four sisters, Sylvia Parker, Jean Pirtle, Sue Slatton and Joyce Northcutt.
    Mr. Rogers was married to Marie Emberton Rogers of Woodbury, TN. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two step-children, Teresa Diane Higgins and Jr. Davis both of Woodbury, TN; four step-grandchildren, Miranda Johnson, Josh Davis, Kelli Davis and Ethan Curtis; step-great-grandson, Michael Austin Johnson and brother-in-law, Johnny Parker of Smartt, TN.Brother:Thomas Rogers;  McMinnville, TN
    Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in High's Chapel. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and 10:00 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at High's.

  • Roy Howell

    Tuesday, 12 May 2015

    Roy Richard Howell, 61, of Woodbury passed away May 09, 2015 at Stones River Hospital.  He was a native of Detroit, MI. 

     

    He is survived by his sisters, Susan (Morris) Wimberly and Diane (Mike) Wallace both of Woodbury; Nephews, Daniel Wimberly, Steffen Blair both of Woodbury; Niece, Desiree (David) Greer of Burford, SC.; several great nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, Bitsy also survive.

     

    He was a retired security guard, enjoyed gardening and a member of the Baptist church. 

     

    Mr. Howell was preceded in death by his parents, Roy & Faith Baber Howell and nephew, Ricky Blair, Jr.

     

    A memorial service will be held Friday at Pistole Cemetery, Sparta, TN.

     

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

     

  • Jerry Smithson

    Saturday, 9 May 2015

    Mr. Jerry Smithson, 76, of Woodbury passed away on May 8, 2015.  He was born in Woodbury on February 12, 1939.  His parents were the late Leon Smithson and Christine Gaither Ash.  He was also preceded by his daughter, Nicole Smithson and brothers, Charles Arthur Smithson, Donnie Smithson and Leon “Tommy” Smithson, Jr. 
                    He is survived by his sons, Jeff Smithson of Hohenwald and Derek (Stacey) Smithson of Manchester; brother, Drennan (Faye) Smithson of Readyville; sisters, Linda Haley and Amelia “Amy” Henderson both of Woodbury; precious granddaughter, Kensey Smithson; sisters-in-law, Ellen “Chick” Smithson of Woodbury and Cheryl (Ronnie) Johnson of Readyville and several nieces and nephews.
                    Mr. Smithson was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School in the Class of 1957.  After graduation he joined the U. S. Navy and proudly served his country for 8 years.  During that time he was assigned to the USS Bennington and to an aircraft group.  He returned home and found work as a truck driver with Yellow Freight.  He retired with 30 years service.  He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local Chapter  480.  Jerry was always physically active and enjoyed horse riding.  He and fellow members of the Moose Lodge in Murfreesboro were always planning and figuring out how to go on golfing trips several times a year.  Jerry was always looking out for his neighbors, especially widows, he would take time to mow their yard, clean up limbs, cut and haul wood or anything else he thought would help.  Family and friends all knew and liked to joke about how immaculate he kept his house, yard and truck.  It has been said you could eat off the floor in his garage.  Jerry was always quick with a smile and loved to laugh.  He never missed watching 60 Minutes and Law & Order.  He loved gospel and country music.  He was a long time member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ.
                    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 3-8 pm  and on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 12-1 pm.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Interment will be in Riverside Garden.  Michael Lyman Lorance will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Greg Smithson, Scott Smithson, Alan Smithson, Bill Hester, Andy Smithson and Chad Evans.  The family requests memorial donations to the fund that was started in his daughter’s name,  The Nicole Smithson Memorial Field Fund at the local baseball fields.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.  Share your memories and
    condolences at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Novella Brown

    Saturday, 9 May 2015

    Novella Merriman Brown, age 79, of Liberty, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at TriStar Skyline Hospital in Madison.  She was a native of Cannon County.

     

    She is survived by her Children, Charlene (Barry) Thaxton of Alexandria, Audrey (Bobby) Martin of Liberty, & Lorie Evone Brown of Liberty; Sisters, Florene Miller of Woodbury & Lillian Ford of Dearborne, MI;  12 Grandchildren, Lisa Simmons, Jamie Brown, Tisha Hendrixson, Allen Ashford, Dana Rae Stanley, Julie Moore, Samantha Florida, Benjamin Tate Brown, Kristy Grandstaff, Alex Brown, Leah Grandstaff,  & Justin Florida; Son-in-law, Monroe Florida of Gassaway; Grand son-in-law, Jay Patterson; & 3 step grandchildren, Charles (Denise) Martin, Terry Lynn Martin, & Zack Stanley.

     

    Ms. Brown was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Jefferson Merriman & Susie Ferrell; Husband, Jim Lester Brown; Daughters, Donna K. Florida & Sandra Lee Grandstaff; Granddaughter, Gidget Ashford, & Great Grandson, Landon Grandstaff Patterson.

     

    Ms. Brown was a member of the Baptist church and a housewife and caregiver.

     

    Funeral services will be 1 PM Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Carpenter officiating.  Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 1 to 8 PM Monday, May 11 & 9 AM until time of service Tuesday, May 12.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311

     

  • Paula Fultz

    Tuesday, 5 May 2015

    Paula Leigh Warren Fultz, 72, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 02, 2015. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Omer & May Warren; maternal grandmother, Hattie Chitwood Richards and Beloved Parents, Paul and June Rose Agin Warren. 
    She is survived by her children:  Anthony Monroe Fultz, II of Holly Springs, NC., Traci Leigh Anderson of Woodbury and Tara Rebecca (Richard) Neely of Goodlettsville; Grandchildren: Brandon Michael & Austin Bryce Fultz, Katelyn Rose, Ashleigh Lyn and Kenneth Alex Anderson, Brittney (Ben) Neely, Kayla (Doug) McGrath, Taryn Leigh Neely, Brother:  Rev. Harry P. (Bea Jay) Warren of Anderson, SC.; Nephew:  Dr. Jeremy (Erin) Warren; Special Aunts:  Thelma Sharp of Tallahasse, FL. And Margie Owens of Gainsville, FL. Great Nephews and Great Nieces also survive
    Ms. Fultz was an active and faithful member of Hollow Springs Community Church.  She was an avid horse lover and she loved her dog, Kote.  She was retired from the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs Regional Office in Nashville.  She was born and raised in LaFollette, Tn. 
    Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 5, 2015 with Bro. Joe Sissom officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 3 – 7 pm Wednesday, 5/5/15 at Woodbury Funeral Home and 12 noon – 2 pm Thursday, 5/6/15 at Cross Funeral Home, LaFollette, TN. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, LaFollette, TN. at 2:30 pm Thursday, 5/6/15.             
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hollow Springs Community Church
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Ray Murphy

    Sunday, 3 May 2015

    Ray Thomas Murphy of Dowelltown and a native of Woodbury, TN. passed away Friday afternoon, May 1, 2015 at NHC Smithville.  He was 70.  Ray had a passion for building houses and worked construction for most of his adulthood. He was born December 7, 1944 to his late parents, Ed & Liz Murphy and Martha Mai Murphy; 2 sons, Ray Jr. & Bryan Murphy; Sisters, Lela Finley, Ines Davenport, Allie Allan and Ruth Fletcher; brothers, Joe Murphy, Clifton Murphy and Howard Murphy.He
    He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary H. Baker Murphy of Dowelltown; Daughter: Cindy Murphy of Dowelltown; Grandchildren:  Jon (Jamie) Murphy of Joelton, Nathanyel (Natasha) Pedigo of Smithville and Trenton (Kim) Pedigo of Smithville; Sisters:   Magaline Davenport, Betty (Dooluy) Green and Arlene (Larry) Sanders; Brother:  Roy Murphy;  8 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, family and friends also survive.
    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Timothy Baker officiating.  Internment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery. Pallbearers:  David Dodd, David Gaither, Joey Howell, Jon Murphy, Nathanyel Pedigo, Trenton Pedigo.
    Visitation with the family will be from 2 – 8 pm Sunday, 5/3/15; 1 – 8 pm Monday, 5/4/15; 10 am until 1 pm Tuesday, 5/5/15.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

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