Obituaries

  • Jonathan Scurlock

    Tuesday, 6 December 2016

    32 year old Jonathan Scurlock of Smithville died Monday at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was an Assistant Chief of the Short Mountain Fire Department and Rescue Squad for Cannon County. He also worked for Middle Tennessee Natural Gas in Woodbury. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dewayne Cornelius will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He is survived by his parents, Jeff and Debbie Scurlock of Smithville. Sister and sister-in-law, Crystal Scurlock and Dana Holland of McMinnville. Grandmother, Ruth Scurlock of Smithville. Special cousin Claire Caldwell. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and firefighter and rescue squad family. In addition to flowers, make donations in memory of Jonathan to the Short Mountain Fire Department of Cannon County.

  • Wallace Parton

    Tuesday, 6 December 2016

    Wallace Winnett "Dad Dad" Parton, age 82, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    Survivors include his children, Suzeann (David) Coffey of Smyrna, Holly (Tom) Genovese of Bradyville, Kim (Jeff) George of Eagleville, Lisa (Darrell) Adams of Readyville and their mother, Geraldine Parton of Readyville; Allison Parton of Woodbury, & Shannon (Casey) Garrett of McMinnville, and their mother, Sharon Parton McLemore of Smyrna; Brother, Gaylon (Mary Kate) Parton of Miami, FL; Grandchildren, Brian (Pamela) Coffey, Buck (Shae) Adams, Meagan Adams, Kayla George, Kelsey Wilson, Tamra Seiber, Cheyanne Lanphere, Ethan Basham, Emma Garrett, Erika Garrett, Jackie (Chris) Sommers, Thomas Genovese, & Patrick (Courtnie) Vest; Great Grandchildren, Ella Coffey, Katie Coffey, Ryan Sommers, Mason Vest, Brysen Vest, & Nolan Vest.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Landon and Daisy White Winnett Parton.
    Mr. Parton was a member of the Leoni Church of Christ.  He was a retired First Sgt. in the United States Army where he served in Korea and Vietnam.
    Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Certified "Celebration of Life" Specialist Judy Duke, Gaylon Parton, & Harry Barnes officiating.  Interment will follow at Leoni Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 PM to 9 PM Tuesday, December 6 & 10 AM until time of service Wednesday, December 7.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Crystal Fults

    Tuesday, 6 December 2016

    Crystal Dianne Fults, 36, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 04, 2016 at St. Thomas Dekalb hospital.  She was a native of Cannon Co.     
    She is survived by her parents,  Sharon Elkins Jennings & Doug Jennings of Woodbury and James & Joann Estes of Smithville; Brother, Ronald (Jessica) Estes of Smithville; 2 Step-brothers, Chuck (Debbie) Jennings of Woodbury and Adam Jennings of FL.; Grandmothers,  Georgia Bryson Elkins of Woodbury and Linda Davis of Smithville; Nieces and Nephews, Chloe, Ezraya, & Spencer Estes and Logan Jennings.  Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins.
    Crystal was a member of the Baptist Church and worked at S & W Mfg. in Smithville.  She was also a CNA.  She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews. 
    Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Cherry Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Ronald Estes, Brent Estes, Brent Elkins, Jeremiah Miller, Anthony Elkins, Jeff Tenpenny and Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Smith and Terry St. John. Visitation with the family will be after 1 pm Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Irene Gannon

    Sunday, 4 December 2016

    Mrs. Irene Gannon, 93, of Woodbury passed away on December 4, 2016.  She was born in Woodbury, TN on July 2, 1923.  Her parents were the late Alton Ledbetter and Vassie Hobbs Ledbetter.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alf Gannon; sisters, Eula Preston, Alice Dean Gannon, Margaret Davenport, Opal Stone, Pauline Bogle, Annabell Preston; brothers, Ben Ledbetter, Clyde Ledbetter, and James Ledbetter.
    She is survived by her sister, Emma Clancy of Nashville; niece and caregiver Anna Nichols of Woodbury and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
    Mrs. Irene was a devoted Christian lady and a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ.  She was a hard-working lady who worked many years with the Head Start Program.  Anytime you saw Mrs. Irene she was smiling and loved to talk with people. 
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 4-9 pm.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 1 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Carroll Mingle

    Sunday, 4 December 2016

     
    Carroll Wayne Mingle, age 74, of Woodbury passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Nashville.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Rahma M. Mingle of Woodbury; Mother, Christine Bryson Mingle of Woodbury; Children, Michael (Sherry) Mingle of Lompoc, CA, Tammy (Jeff) Myers of Kenwick, WA, Gregory Mingle of Santa Barbara, CA, and Khadija S. Mingle of Woodbury; Siblings, Wendell (Rita) Mingle of Murfreesboro, Virginia Rogers & Brenda Hawk, both of Woodbury.  11 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his father, James Mingle.
    Mr. Mingle attended Smith Grove Church of Christ and was a member of the Woodbury Masonic Lodge.  He retired with 28 years of service as a Master Sgt. with the United States Marine Corp where he served in Vietnam.  After retirement, he worked at Alvin C. York Medical Center for 8 years.
    Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, December 4, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Al Bugg, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.

  • Michael Pelham

    Sunday, 4 December 2016

    Michael Kelly Pelham age 40 of Smithville, passed away Thursday November 1, 2016 at his residence.  He was born February 9, 1976 to his parents, Joe Shelton and Brenda Pelham Davis.  He was disabled.  Survivors include his mother, Brenda Pelham Davis of Cookeville; father, Joe Shelton of Murfreesboro; 1 sister, Amanda Rochefort of Cookeville; 1 brother, Jeremy Davis of Marietta, GA.  The family would like to extend a special Thank You to Kay Smith and Cindy Thomen for the love and care that they have shown to Michael.  Family and Friends will gather for funeral services 1:PM Monday December 5, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Mrs. Jan Alexander delivering the eulogy and burial will follow at Gaither Cemetery in Woodbury.  There will be no visitation prior to the services.  In addition to flowers, donations may be made to help with funeral expenses.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Elsie Rogers

    Wednesday, 30 November 2016

    Elsie Bell Duke Rogers, 89, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was a native of Cannon Co. and lived in Murfreesboro.       
    She is survived by her granddaughters, Melinda Rowen & Renee McCormick both of Murfreesboro; Grandson, David & Jasmine Rowen of Lakewood, CA. and Sister-in-law, Sue Rogers of Gallatin.
    Ms. Rogers was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Duke & Martha Taylor Duke; husband, Vester Lee Rogers; daughter, Pattie Rowen and siblings, Grandville, Arland, Colbert, Perry, Lawton, Nola, Irene, Lera, Laurae & Francis.
    Elsie was a homemaker and a member of the Kingwood Church of Christ.  She loved to paint landscapes and floral scenes.  She also loved to do all kinds of crafts.
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with visitation from 11 am until 1 pm.  Interment will follow in the Cherry Cemetery. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Sara Gaither

    Sunday, 27 November 2016

    Sara Hamilton Gaither, age 91,  passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Woodbury Health and Rehabilitation Center.   She was a resident of Cannon County and graduated Auburn  High  School in 1943.
    Ms. Gaither is survived by her daughter Winifred Donna (Eddie) Nichols of Auburntown, Tn; son, Dr. Douglas H. Gaither of Davenport, Iowa, and six grandchildren, Sara Drue (Chris) Zimmer of Canyon, TX. Milton Clark (Elizabeth) Gaither of Mechanicsburg, PA; Chimena Paige (Bill) Kabasenche of Pullman, WA; Vanessa Kate Hardy of Nashville, TN; Cameron Jess (Heather) Gaither of Racine, WI and Gretchen Elaine (Judson) Abernathy of Nashville, TN.  She is also survived  by thirteen great-grandchildren, Andrew(Drew) and Canyon Zimmer, Rachel, Aiden, Susanna and Marcrina Gaither, Elyria and Eliason Kabasenche; Lauren, Elena and Bella Gaither, and Trane and Theo Abernathy.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Clark (Fred) Gaither; her parents, Roy and Fairy Mai (Keaton) Hamilton; brother, Robert Roy Hamilton, sisters Dorothy Jean Nichols and Ida Sue Whittaker; and grandson, Andrew (Andy) Nichols.
    Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with visitation from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Tuesday.  Bro. Bobby Nichols will officiate the service.  Burial will follow at Donnell Cemetery.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Paul Odom

    Sunday, 27 November 2016

    Paul Gray Odom, 81, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  He was a native of Cannon Co.   
    He is survived by his children,  Eddie Odom of Murfreesboro, Nancy (Johnny) Hall of Bradyville, Alice (Dale) Prater of Woodbury and Ricky (Wilma) Odom of Murfreesboro; Siblings, Eva (Bob) Green of Murfreesboro, John (Sue) Odom, Jr. of OK., Ron (Claudia) Odom of Woodbury; Grandchildren,  Paula Davis, Angela Potts, Chanel Arnold, Paul Odom, April Neal, Susan Nimmo, & Allison Warta. Also surviving are 8 Great Grandchildren.
    Mr. Odom was the son of the late John Wiley Odom & Alice Bertie Henderson Odom.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Rogers Odom and siblings, Dorothy Reynolds, Joseph Odom & Bratten Odom.
    Paul was a member of the Baptist church and was the owner of Odom’s Dry Wall.  
    Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Tues., November 29, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Monday, November 28, 2016 4 pm – 8 pm.

  • Michael Waddell

    Saturday, 26 November 2016

    Mr. Michael Wayne “Mike” Waddell, 66, of Murfreesboro died on November 24, 2016.  He was born in Murfreesboro on August 28, 1950.  His parents were the late Herman Peterman Waddell, Sr. and Mary Louise Foster Waddell.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Gary Waddell.
    He is survived by his son, Gary Michael Waddell of Clarksville; daughter, Tina Waddell of Woodbury; brother, Herman (Darlene) Waddell, Jr. of Murfreesboro; and two grandchildren, Jerry Dalton Elms and Lauren McKenzie Elms.
    Mr. Waddell grew up in the Kittrell Community of Rutherford County.  He and his brothers were very close growing up and enjoyed playing sports together.  Mike was well known in the area as an All-Star pitcher.  The trio made a great base for some very good baseball and basketball teams.  He graduated from Kittrell High School in the Class of 1968.  He continued to be interested in sports after high school. His ability gave him the opportunity to earn some money pitching for area teams. He decided to join the Army at the age of 28.  He served for several years before moving back to Murfreesboro.  He later went to work for Baxter Medical Supplies.  He enjoyed working on classic cars and trucks, and going fishing.  He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 11-1 pm.  A graveside service will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens at 2 pm.  Tim Gentry will officiate.  He will receive military funeral honors.   In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to Hospice of Murfreesboro.  Contact Smith Funeral Home to donate.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

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