Obituaries

  • Alvena Barrett

    Tuesday, 21 March 2017

    Alvena Hollandsworth Barrett, 95, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at St. Thomas Stones River.  She was the daughter of the late Brown & Maggie Smithson Alexander.
    She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, C.B. & Ann Hollandsworth of Woodbury; sister, Nina Hendrixson of Smithville; Step-daughter and Son-in-law,Charlotte & Jimmy Fann of Woodbury; Daughter-in-law, Judy Pelham Hollandsworth of Murfreesboro; 6 grandchildren, Pamela Hollandsworth Perez, Christy Hollandsworth Kane, Spenser Hollandsworth, Andy Hollandsworth, Nicole Duggin Hudson & Becky Fann Haley. Also surviving are 10 great grandchildren.
    In addition to her parents, Ms. Barrett was preceded in death by her husbands, Jim Roy Hollandsworth & Charles Barrett; Brother, Arnold Alexander; Sister, Flaklon Bryson Davenport; Son, Danny Jim Hollandsworth, Step-Daughter, Deborah Duggin and step-grandson, Jefffery Fann.
    Ms. Alvena was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and worked at Colonial Corp. and Fuston's.  She enjoyed working in her garden and with her flowers.
    Funeral services will be Wed., March 22, 2017 at 11 am in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Carlton Crocker

    Monday, 13 March 2017

    Carlton Crocker, 85, of Woodbury passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Woodbury Health Care following an extended illness.  A native of Coffee Co., he was preceded in death by his parents, OK Crocker & Mary Heathcock Crocker and his siblings, JC Crocker, Amos Crocker, Thomas Crocker, Dorothy Jones and Alvene McCullough.

     

    He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joy D. Crocker of Woodbury; Sisters, Mary McElderry of Murfreesboro & Ocie Lee Whitefield of Nashville. 

     

    He was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church and was a brick mason.

     

    Funeral services will be 2 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2017  in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Farrar Hill Cemetery, Coffee Co.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Monday, March 13, 2017.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net to leave condolences for the family.

     

  • Jewell Love

    Monday, 13 March 2017

    Jewell Puckett Love, age 93, sweetly entered into the kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, March 12, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Columbus and Lular (Ponder) Puckett, her loving husband, of 64 years, H. D. (Dee) Love, infant daughter, Linda Sue Love, brother, Harrison Puckett, sisters, Mattie Foster, Inez Frazier, Odell Elmore, Josie Beschoner, Hattie Jones, and Rhea Nell Parsley.

     

    Surviving are her children, one son, Raymond Love and his wife Janey, three daughters, Ila Love Tidwell, Nancy and her husband, Jack Daniel, Ellen and her husband Scott Eggleston.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, Dee Dee McElhaney, Bobby Davenport, and Jeremiah Love, 4 step grandchildren, Penny Sain, Nikki Langlois, and Zack and Cari Eggleston, 8 great grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. As the last standing Matriarch of the Puckett family, she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

     

    Jewell was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, affectionately known as "Mama Jewell."  She devoted her life to following Jesus and loving her family.  A retired beautician, she loved gardening, and at her death, she was the oldest member of Woodbury First United Methodist Church.

     

    Visitation with the family will be from 11 am to 1 pm Thursday, March 17, 2017 with Funeral services to follow at 1 pm at Woodbury United Methodist Church.  Bro. John Wesley Hembree and Bro. Scott Eggleston will officiate.  Interment will follow in Whorton Springs cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury United Methodist Church.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for the family, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net  

     

  • Russell Farless

    Friday, 10 March 2017

    Russell James Farless, age 52, of Woodbury passed away after a sudden illness in Terre Haute, Indiana.  He was a native of Rutherford Co.
     
    Survivors include his wife, Teresa Stembridge Farless of Woodbury; Parents, Juanita Ensey Farless of Woodbury & George Farless of Bradyville; Children, Antonia Colleen Farless, Lindsey Farless, & Kacey Cooper, all of Woodbury and Holly (Dale) Rogers of Rock Island; Grandchildren, Porter Bond, Abe & Kendal Rogers; Sister, Debra (Joey) Grandey of Bradyville; Special Sister, Connie Phillips; Nephew, Alan (Becky) Harrell of Woodbury; Great Nephew, Karter Harrell; Aunts & Uncles, Don & Peggy Brandon of Murfreesboro and Linda & Bill Cook of Michigan; and Cousins, Sandy & Lee Turner of Michigan.
     
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leonard & Maude Ensey and Joe & Thelma Farless; brother, Jeff Farless; and grandchildren, Justus Ryan Light and Alexis Marie Brown.
     
    Mr. Farless was a member of the Church of Christ and was a car hauler for Jack Cooper Transportation.  He enjoyed grilling, eating, entertaining, but most of all enjoyed life.
     
    Funeral services will be at 2 PM Sunday, March 12, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Rogers & Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Interment will follow at Center Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 8 PM Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the funeral home. 
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhom.net

  • Anne Anderson

    Wednesday, 8 March 2017

    Anne Marie Raines Anderson, age 52, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at her home.  She was a native of Nashville, but lived her whole life in Cannon County.
     
    Survivors include her husband, Mickey Anderson of Auburntown; Mother, Theresa Eden Raines of Woodbury; Children, Russell Wade (Lisa) Shelton II of Bradyville, Daniel Carpenter of Woodbury, Jennifer (Mike) Jones of Woodbury, and Tiffany Anderson (Shawn Riley) of Auburntown; Grandchildren, Kylie & Austen Jones, Remi Anne Carpenter, Lily & Ella Riley; Siblings, Alfred Dalton "Tut" (Rhonda) Raines of Auburntown, Thad (Robin) Raines & Missy (Lee Wayne) Nichols, both of Woodbury.
     
    She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Raines; Brother, George Leonard Raines; Father and Mother-in-law, Walter & Betty Jo Anderson; and Brother-in-law, Tommy Anderson.
     
    She was a member of the Baptist church and was employed at Wegmann Automotive Warehouse.  She enjoyed spending time at the beach and loved Mexico.  Her pride and joy were her children and her grandchildren.
     
    Funeral services will be 8 PM Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Patrick officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 Noon to 8 PM Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
     
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adams Memorial Library for children's books or to the Cannon Country Project Transformation Children's Summer Reading Program in c/o Woodbury Funeral Home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

     

  • Cindy Sherrell

    Thursday, 23 February 2017

    Cindy Armstrong Sherrell, 37, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at St. Thomas Stones River E/R. She was a native of Rutherford Co.
    She is survived by her mother, Linda Armstrong Sherrell of Woodbury; Aunts, Sue Beth (James) Maxwell and Virginia Morton of Woodbury, Lois (Norman) Sissom of Lebanon; Cousins, Susan Knox, Jennifer Gay, Ramona Crutcher, Arlene Carmouche, N.D. & Lyle Sissom, Jimmy Morton and Valerie Brewer; Very Special Friend, John Parker of Dekalb Co.; Special Dog,  LaQweesha Lynn.

    Cindy was preceded in death by her dad, Donald Sherrell, Uncles and Aunt, McQuade & Ruth Armstrong and Dudley Morton. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a Baptist. Cindy worked on a farm and took care of horses.  She loved animals and had an angelic voice.

     
    Graveside Services will be 3 pm Friday, February 24, 2017 at Riverside Cemetery  with  Bro. Jonathon Womack officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon until 2:45 pm Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cannon Co. High School or Woodbury Grammar School Libraries.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

     

  • Steven Phillips

    Thursday, 23 February 2017

    Steven Dwight Phillips, age 57, of Woodbury passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
     
    Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Connie Simpson Phillips of Woodbury; Son, Matthew (Michelle) Phillips of Woodbury; Daughters, Samantha (Cody) Hurley of Woodbury & Lori Phillips of Columbia; Grandchildren, Austin & Anna Phillips, Addie Hurley, Kameron & Kaden Cates, & Kylee Martin; Siblings, Larry (Brenda) Phillips of Woodbury, Carolyn (Walt) Angst of Murfreesboro, Rita Thompson of Woodbury, Vicky (Mike) Melton of Woodbury & Michael Phillips of Woodbury; and Mother-in-law, Jo Helen Simpson.
     
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett & Alice Bailey Phillips; Sister, Phyllis Summers; and Father-in-law, Frank Simpson.
     
    He was a member of Bethlehem Church of Christ and worked at Crane Interiors.  Mr. Phillips loved to make people laugh and he enjoyed cooking and riding horses.
     
    Funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Boyd Barker officiating.  Interment will follow at Cherry Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 9 PM Friday, February 24, 2017 at the funeral home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

     

  • Mike Foreman

    Thursday, 23 February 2017

    Mr. Mike Foreman, 57, of Woodbury passed away unexpectedly on February 22, 2017.  He was born in Port Arthur, Texas on June 10, 1959.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Hugh Foreman and Iris Ann (Barras) Foreman.  
    He is survived by his wife, Diana Reed Foreman of Woodbury; son, Jeffery Foreman of Woodbury; daughters, Samantha (John) Hill of Woodbury and Peggy Foreman of Woodbury; brothers, Lance Foreman of Texas, and Jeffery (Dana) Foreman of Texas; sister, Peggy (David) Buchanan of Texas; one grandson, John Derek Hill and he was anxiously awaiting his second grandchild who is on the way.
    Mike grew up in and lived most of his life in Port Arthur, Texas.  He graduated from Bishop Byrnes High School with the Class of 1978.  He and Diana had recently celebrated 29 years of marriage.  They owned and operated a car lot together for many years.  They had moved to Tennessee in the past few years after his health began to fail.  Mike’s love for cars was always strong.  He still enjoyed going to car shows.  Buying, selling, and working on cars gave him great joy.  Just recently he got really excited helping his daughter and son-in-law find a new car.  Mike enjoyed cooking on the grill and Cajun food.  He could make a mean gumbo.  He had a big heart and would often take time to help other people.  He and his family’s church home was with the Hillview Church of Christ.  
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 1-3pm.  A graveside service will follow at Amity Cemetery at 3:30pm on Friday.  Steve Watts will officiate.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to assist the family with expenses by contacting Smith Funeral Home.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Sharon Cecil

    Thursday, 23 February 2017

    Sharon Ruth Thomas Cecil, 63, died in Christ February 19, 2017.  She was born in Niles, Michigan on July 24, 1953 and grew up in Paris, IL.  After graduating from Paris High School, Sharon attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC for a year before moving to Chattanooga to go to nursing school at Baroness Erlanger Hospital School of Nursing.  It was a friend from nursing school who introduced Sharon to her husband, Alvin, and they were married shortly thereafter in 1973.  When she completed her nursing training, Sharon continued to work at Erlanger Hospital. 
    For over 35 years, Sharon worked as a registered nurse in many facets – General Med-Surg, Newborn Nursery, ICU, IV team, TPN team (one of the founding nurses), and the Miller Eye Center, concluding her career at Erlanger Hospital as a Pre-Admission Testing Coordinator for the Miller Eye Center. 
    Sharon also served as Treasurer for the Alumni Association for Baroness Erlanger Hospital School of Nursing for over 10 years.  She worked in the EMT Training Program at Chattanooga State Community College teaching their IV therapy module in the 80’s and 90’s.
    She was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.  She had a lifelong interest in sewing and taught herself how to sew as a result.  From sewing patches on her children’s and their friends’ scout sashes to making Halloween costumes and dresses to mending anything and everything for family and friends, she continued to develop her passion for all things needlework by also learning Filet Crochet and crocheting baby blankets.  Sharon was an avid reader, loved watching the news, and collecting cardinals.  She also enjoyed spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren and granddogs.
    She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ruth Thomas.
    Survivors include her father, Arlis Thomas; husband of 43 years, Alvin Cecil; children, Patrick (Karie) Cecil, Jeremy (Sarah) Cecil, Joy Cecil, and John Thomas Cecil; grandchildren, Cathan, Megan, Charlee, and Katherine.
    A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Wednesday and from 10 – 11 AM Thursday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road.

     

  • Viva Vickers

    Wednesday, 22 February 2017

    Mrs. Viva Gay Vickers age 79 of Liberty, TN, died Saturday, February 18, 2017. She was born March 08, 1937, in Cannon County, TN, was a retired employee of the DeKalb Co School District and member of Sycamore Baptist Church. Mrs. Vickers was preceded in death by parents, Dewey and Hattie White Prater; husband, Thomas Harold Vickers; sisters, Bell Prater, Christine Prater Davis, Ola Lorene (Tommy) Robinson, and Gladys (Jack) Page; and brothers, James, Billy and Paul Prater.
    Survivors include son, Tony (Sheila) Vickers; daughter, Tonya Silcox; sisters, Pauline Lance, Joyce Reed, Marie Melton, and Lois Davis;  brother, Hubert Prater; sister-in-law June Prater; grandchildren Thomas Dalton (Cheyenne) Silcox, Harlli Whyte Silcox, Logan Vickers, Emily Vickers, and Olivia Vickers; 1 great-granddaughter, Addison Silcox.
    Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M Saturday February 25, 2017 at Sycamore Baptist Church (Gassaway, TN) with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Interment will follow in the Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery. The Vickers Family will receive friends Friday, February 24, 2017 from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel and again Saturday from 9 A.M. until 11 A.M. at Sycamore Baptist Church.
    DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

     

     

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